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Jimmy Dee Coker
May 26, 1941 - Oct 20, 2019

Jimmy Dee Coker, age 78, of Navarro passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 26, 1941 in Eureka, Texas to Arthur Thomas Coker and Annie Mosley Coker.

Jimmy Dee was a strong Christian man and attended Calvary Worship Center in Corsicana until he became ill. He worked as a service man for Navarro County Electric Coop for 40 years. He loved to play the guitar and sing. Jimmy and his wife, Betty held musicals on Thursday nights at their shop for many years. He loved collecting antique cars and was a member of the Car Club. He was also a member of the Motorcycle Club and enjoyed his fellowship with the members. He was a fan of softball, not only watching but playing whenever he got the chance. He enjoyed going to swap meets and estate sales as often as possible. He worked as a reserve police officer. Jimmy's best times were having meetings with friends for coffee and fellowship daily.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings; Lois, Winston, Orin, Floyd, Bobby and Betty.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Coker; his sons; Jimmy Coker and Jayson Coker and his wife, Michelle. Many, many friends are left behind to remember the great times spent with Jimmy.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at Calvary Worship Center at 1364 N Beaton in Corsicana with Bro. Gary Johnson officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Bronny Wilson, Danny Combs, Ronald Stewart, Johnny Coker, Mike White and Richard Rash. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Butler, Charles Walpole, Keith Weaver, Jimmy Young, Donald Ray Cofer, Doug Hollifield, Bill Little, Clifford Dill, Bill Dill and Larry Reed. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

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Mary Elizabeth Williams
Oct 30, 1946 - Dec 13. 1946

Rites Held Saturday for Williams Child

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Williams, six-weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Williams, 209
East Third avenue, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday afternoon were held Saturday afternoon, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fannin.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Williams and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Basham, all of Corsicana.

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Mack Evans Young
Sep 6, 1864 - Feb 3, 1946

FUNERAL HELD TODAY FOR M. E. YOUNG, WHO DIED SUNDAY

M. E. Young, aged 81 years, long-time resident died at the family home, 1802 West First avenue Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Jack Alken, Houston; a son, Elmer Young, Dallas; two granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters.

Pallbearers were E. H. Bottoms, W. M. Simpson, L. L. Temple, Jack Burross, Hubert Whitten and Albert Fullerton.

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Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (White) Young
Jan 5, 1872 - Mar 8, 1954

Mrs. Mary Young Services Tuesday

Mrs. Mary Young, 82, died Monday afternoon at the Twilight Home, 301 East Eleventh avenue.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, minister of the church.

Surviving are a son, Elmer Young, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Aiken, Corsicana; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lee Russell, Albert Fullerton, Ivy Stevens, Hugh Foster, A. W. Upton and Lyman Barnes.

Corley directed.

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Ethel Lena (Young) Aiken
Oct 5, 1893 - May 1, 1973

Mrs. Aiken

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ethel L. Aiken, 79, of Corsicana who died Tuesday morning at her residence. Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana and a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. A. W. Upton of Corsicana; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Aiken

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel L. Aiken, 70, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday morning at her residence.

Rev. Kenneth Haley was to officiate with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Chester Sprinkle, Wesley Edens, Albert Fullerton, Charles W. Brown, Harry Clowe and J. W. Hall.

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Allison Woodville "A.W." Barley
Jul 25, 1858 - Apr 7, 1946

ALLISON W. BARLEY DIED SUNDAY; RITES HELD HERE MONDAY

Allison Woodville Barley, aged 87 years died at his home 2321 North Beaton Street, Saturday night. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Born at New Market, Ala., July, 25, 1858, he was married Dec. 22, 1886, to Margaret Bowhannan Grimmett. The couple came to Texas in 1907.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five children, Mrs. E. C. Mitchell, Corsicana; Mrs. G. W. Bingham, Dallas; S. Milton Barley, Corpus Christi; Sidney W. Barley, Corsicana, and Charles G. Barley, Cameron; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Barley, John E. Mitchell, Fred A. Mitchell, Alvin L. Mitchell, Barley W. Bingham, C. C. Cole, and Millard Cole, grandsons and nephews.

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Pope Peevey Hedrick
Mar 15, 1867 - Aug 21, 1956

Pope Hedrick Expires Tuesday

Pope Hedrick, 89, retired, native Texan, died at the Twilight Home early Tuesday. He had spent most of his life in Corsicana.

Surviving are three sons, Wright W. Hedrick, Streetman; J. P. Hedrick, Stephenville, and Z. B. Hedrick, San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. J. G. Jackson, Lufkin, and Mrs. M. F. Shoemaker, Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Poulson, Lott.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams Methodist minister.

Pallbearers will be Perry McCammon, Morris Dreeben, John Hughes, Holman Olson, Mr. Whittenburg and Buddy Wiggins.

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Pope Hedrick Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Pope Hedrick, 89, a former city policeman, who died Tuesday at the Twilight Home, were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native Texan, Hedrick served as a member of the Corsicana police department for several years, beginning about 1905.

Surviving are three sons, Wright W. Hedrick, Streetman; J. P. Hedrick, Stephenville, and Z. B. Hedrick, San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. J. G. Jackson, Lufkin, and Mrs. M. F. Shoemaker, Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Poulson, Lott, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Perry McCammon, Morris Dreeben, John Hughes, Holman Olson, Mr. Whittenburg and Buddy Wiggins.

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Captola (Cunningham) Hedrick
Jul 26, 1896 - Dec 28, 1974

Mrs. Hedrick

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. W. W. Hedrick Sr. 78, resident of Streetman, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Kenneth C. Haley was to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Lexington, Tenn., resident of Corsicana 38 years prior to moving to Streetman, and a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband of Streetman; three sons, W. W. Hedrick, Jr. of Del Rio, Jack C. Hedrick of Portland, Tex., and Billy Bob Hedrick of Deer Park; two daughters, Mrs. Roy D. Miller of Corsicana and Mrs. Jim Bob Ivie of Kerens; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother, E. W. Cunningham of Pasadena.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Lonnie Travis Hair
Jul 17, 1923 - Oct 14, 1965

Lonnie Hair Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday

Lonie T. Hair, 42, garage owner, 2300 West First avenue, died in Memorial hospital Thursday night following a short illness.

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

The services will be conducted by Rev. George Heath, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, and Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Hair was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the firm of Hair and Haynie.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two sons, Travis and Tracey Hair, and a daughter, Cindy Hair, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Gene Hair of Dallas and G. M. Hair, Madison, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. C. W. Fowler, Turnertown, and other relatives.

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Hold Services Lonnie Hair

Funeral services for Lonnie T. Hair, 42, of 2300 West First avenue, who died of a heart attack Thursday night in Memorial hospital, were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. George Heath, pastor of the Northside Baptist church and Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Hair, garage owner and partner in the Hair and Haynie company, was a World War II veteran.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two sons, Travis and Tracey Hair, and a daughter, Cindy Hair, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Gene Hair of Dallas and G. M. Hair, Madison, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. C. W. Fowler, Turnertown, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. F. Ray, Bill Hutson, H. L. Andrews, Ed Phinney, William Bolen and Bob Turner.

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Minnie Mae (Wilson) Maddox-Sheets
Sep 23, 1873 - Sep 14, 1946

RITES FOR FORMER CORSICANAN TO BE HELD HERE MONDAY

Mrs. Reuben Sheets, former Corsicana resident, died at Corpus Christi Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Mrs. Sheets formerly was an active member. Prior to her marriage to the late Reuben Sheets, she was Mrs. Minnie May Maddox.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Vernon McCkinney, Corpus Christi and two brothers, Will Wilson, and Claude Wilson, Athens.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep 14, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Seth W. Maddox 2nd husband Reuben Long Sheets; d/o Thomas Wilson & Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” (McElroy) Wilson

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Rites Held Monday Mrs. Reuben Sheets

Funeral services for Mrs. Reuben Sheets, former Corsicanan, who died in Corpus Christi Saturday morning, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared L. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Sheets was an active member of the First Baptist church here prior to moving to Corpus Christi a number of years ago.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Vernon McKinney, Corpus Christi; two brothers, Will Wilson, Richland, and Claude Wilson, Athens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. R. Smalley, Hood Cheney, Percy McKinney, Jester Pittman, Joe Coggins and Will Taylor.

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Martha Elizabeth “Mattie” (Green) Starnes
May 10, 1859 - Aug 28, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MATTIE STARNES THURSDAY

Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth Starnes, aged 97 years, 915 South Fourteenth street, died at the family residence Wednesday morning.

Funeral services are scheduled Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. L. Finch, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, and Rev. Clyde Griffin, Midlothian, formerly pastor of the Calvary church.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Starnes had resided in Corsicana the past 45 years.

Surviving are four sons, Wiley S. Starnes, Hillsboro; David L. Starnes, West; I. L. Starnes, Houston, and Joe Starnes, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. D. Elliott; a sister, Mrs. Alice Swartney, Holyoke, Colo.; 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

The body will be at the family home until the funeral hour.

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FUNERAL FOR MRS. MATTIE ELIZABETH STARNES IS HELD

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth Starnes, aged 97 years, 915 South Fourteenth street, who died Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Finch, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, and Rev. Clyde Griffin, Midlothian Baptist minister, formerly of Corsicana.

A native of Mississippi, she had resided here 45 years.

Surviving are four sons, Wiley S. Starnes, Hillsboro; David L. Starnes, West; L. L. Starnes, Houston, and Joe Starnes, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. D. Elliott, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Alice Gwartney, Holyoke, Colo.; 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Grandson were pallbearers.

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Joe Harrison Eaton
May 6, 1861 - May 24, 1946

JOE HARRISON EATON DIED FRIDAY; RITES PLANNED ON SUNDAY

Joe Harrison Eaton, aged 85 years, died at the home of his son, Charles H. Eaton, Corsicana, Route 5, Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. E. James, Baptist minister. He had resided in Navarro county 11 years.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Eaton, Corsicana, Route 5, and Reuben J. Eaton, Mabank; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and other relatives. One granddaughter, Mrs. J. H. Worthy and a grandson, William Eaton, reside in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Millard Holder, William Eaton, Carl Farris, J. T. Farris, J. A. Worthy and Ben Burnham.

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James Thomas Jones
1883 - Feb. 4, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAS. T. JONES PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for James T. Jones, aged 63, who died at 9:30 p.m. Monday in Wichita Falls will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Central Methodist church with the Rev. W. M. Greenwaldt conducting the rites. Interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery.

Formerly a resident of Corsicana, Jones had been living in Wichita Falls for the last few years.

He is survived by a son, Harold A., Wichita Falls.; a step-son, Cecil Mauer, Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Willie Ratliff, Corsicana; five brothers, F. W., G. H., and W. P., Corsicana; R. F., Post, and R. R., Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Ayers, Paul Rash, L. M. Renfro, Roy Moncrief, Eddie Raby, Herbert Hale and Tommy Keithley.

Corley Funeral Home is directing.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAS. T. JONES HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for James T. Jones, aged 63 years, who died Monday night in Wichita Falls, were held at 3:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Central Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Greenwaldt, pastor of the church.

Prior to moving to Wichita Falls several years ago, Jones resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are a son, Harold A. Jones, Wichita Falls; a step-son, Cecil Mauer, Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Willie Ratliff, Corsicana; five brothers, F. W., G. H. and W. P. Jones, all of Corsicana; R. F. Jones, Post and R. R. Jones, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Leonard Ayers, Paul Rash, L. M. Renfro, Roy Moncrief, Eddie Raby, Herbert Hale and Tommy Keithley.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Benton G. Crawford
Apr 5, 1901 - May 22, 1946

BENTON CRAWFORD RITES TO BE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Benton Crawford, Sr., aged 45 years, died at his home, 1747 West Sixth avenue, Thursday morning shortly after midnight.

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

Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion will have charge of the rites at the grave and will provide pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife Corsicana, a son, Benton Crawford, Jr., Corsicana; father Oliver Crawford, a brother, Charles Crawford and a sister, Mrs. Jess Blackwell, all of Heavener, Okla.

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RITES FRIDAY FOR BENTON CRAWFORD WHO DIED THURSDAY

Funeral services for Benton Crawford, Sr., aged 45 years, who died at his residence, 1737 West Sixth avenue, Thursday morning, were held from Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion had charge of the rites at the grave and provided pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Benton Crawford, Jr., both of Corsicana; father Oliver Crawford, a brother, Charles Crawford and a sister, Mrs. Jess Blackwell, all of Heavener, Okla.

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Richard Marion Martin
Aug 18, 1867 - Jan 23, 1946

FUNERAL RITES PLANNED FRIDAY FOR R. M. MARTIN

Richard M. Martin, aged 78 years, 714 North Commerce street, died Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Martin was employed at the city hall for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Scoggins, Dawson and Mrs. W. L. McBroom, Corsicana; two sons, L. J. Martin, Dallas, and J. T. Martin, Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Garvin, Blooming Grove and several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tom McBroom, W. L. McBroom, W. A. Chaffee, J. B. Freda, Lester Garvin and Buddy Martin.

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FUNERAL SERVICES RICHARD M. MARTIN FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Richard M. Martin, aged 78 years, 714 North Commerce street, who died Wednesday afternoon, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Martin was employed at the city hall for many years before ill health caused his retirement.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Scoggins, Dawson, and MRs. W. L. McBroom, Corsicana; two sons, L. J. Martin, Dallas, and J. T. Martin, Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Garvin, Blooming Grove; several grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom McBroom, W. L. McBroom, W. A. Chaffee, J. B. Fread, Lester Garvin and Buddy Martin.

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Dora (Owens) Stevenson
Apr 19, 1892 - Mar 25, 1946

FUNERAL PLANS NOT COMPLETE FOR MRS. DORA STEVENSON

Mrs. Dora Stevenson, aged 54 years, widow of the late W. A. Stevenson, died at the family residence on East Eleventh avenue near the P. and S. Hospital, Saturday night.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Mae Arnold, Corsicana; a son, Walter A. Stevenson, Corsicana; four grandchildren, three brothers, C. B. Owens and Bert Owens, both of Corsicana, and Robert Owens, Stockton, Calif.; four sisters, Miss Mary Etta Owens, Austin; Mrs. Ben Clampitt, Seminole, Okla., and Mrs. Ruby Clay and Mrs. R. H. Ingram, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Home, with burial in Oakwood cemetery, but the time of the rites had not been decided Monday afternoon, pending arrival of relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. D. Boyett, Coy Clay, Elbert Cox, Ted Abbie, Ira Yarbrough and Floyd Yarbrough.

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FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. DORA STEVENSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Stevenson, aged 54 years, widow of the late W. A. Stevenson, who died at the family residence on East Eleventh avenue near the P. and S. Hospital Saturday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Fanning, Primitive Baptist minister.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Mae Arnold, Corsicana; a son, Walter A. Stevenson, Corsicana; four grandchildren, three brothers, C. B. Owens and Bert Owens, both of Corsicana, and Robert Owens, Stockton, Calif.; four sisters, Miss Mary Etta Owens, Austin; Mrs. Ben Clampitt, Seminole, Okla., and Mrs. Ruby Clay and Mrs. R. H. Ingram, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. D. Boyett, Coy Clay, Elbert Cox, Ted Abbie, Ira Yarbrough and Floyd Yarbrough.

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Cordis Raymond Brooks
Jun 24, 1913 - May 16, 1946

Funeral Rites Held For Oklahoman Here

C. R. Brooks, aged 49, years, died in Talbina, Okla, during this week end and funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Tommie Brooks, Kilgore; four sisters, Mrs. Dora Bennett, Dallas; Mrs. Tommie Gooch, Durant, Okla.; Mrs. Edith Adams, Fort Isabel; and Mrs. Ella Myers, Dickinson; two brothers, Joe Brooks, Gladewater, and Horace Brooks, Andrews, and other relatives.

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Mary Eliza "Minnie" (Cain) Jester
Feb 5, 1861 - Aug 22, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. L. L. JESTER SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. L. L. Jester, 85, who died at her home in Dallas early Friday, will be held in Dallas at 2 p.m. with burial at 4 p.m. Sunday in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana. A short service will be held at the grave here.

Surviving are four sons, Herbert W. Jester, John C. Jester, L. L. Jester and R. C. Jester.

Pallbearers will be Homer Jester, Beauford H. Jester, R. P. Estes, Lowry Martin, N. Suttle Roberts, James R. Ruth, John Minor and C. A. Gordon.

The former Miss Minnie Cain, Mrs. Jester resided in Corsicana many years ago. Later she lived in Tyler and then Dallas where her late husband was a prominent banker.

McCammon Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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RITES PLANNED HERE AND IN DALLAS FOR MRS. L. L. JESTER

Funeral services for Mrs. L. L. Jester, aged 85 years, widow of the late Corsicanan and Dallas banker, who died at her home in Dallas Thursday, will be held Sunday afternoon. Rites with Bishop John M. Moore officiating will be held in Dallas at 2 p. m. Sunday while service conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church here, will be held at Oakwood cemetery Sunday at 4 p.m. where interment will be made.

A native of Wetumpka, Ala., she came to Texas during the Civil War with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Cain.

She attended the University of Kansas and Boston Conservatory of Music, later studying in Berlin. Mrs. Jester was widely known as a harpist and a vocalist and took an active part in choral activities of Methodist churches in Tyler, Corsicana, Houston and Dallas, in addition to her work in church choirs, she played and sang in most of the nation’s large cities, and appeared at the world expositions in Chicago, St. Louis and San Diego.

She was married to the late L. L. Jester, Dec. 15, 1881.

Surviving are four sons, Herbert W. and John C. Jester, both of Dallas; Leven Jester, Long Beach, Calif.; and Ralph K. Jester, Palos Verdes, Calif., and two grandchildren, Mrs. George B. Rice and Bert Jester, both of Dallas, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Homer Jester, Beauford H. Jester, R. P. Estes, Lowry Martin, N. Suttle Roberts, James R. Ruth, John Minor and C. A. Gordon.

McCammon Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. L. L. JESTER HERE AND IN DALLAS

Funeral services for Mrs. L. L. Jester, 85, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, who died Thursday, were held Sunday with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Services were conducted at the grave here at 4 o’clock with Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church in charge, following rites in Dallas earlier in the afternoon.

Mrs. Jester was a well-known harpist and vocalist and appeared at the world expositions in Chicago, St. Louis and San Diego. She was a student in Kansas University and Boston Conservatory of music.

Surviving are four sons, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Homer Jester, Beauford H. Jester, R. P. Estes, Lowry Martin, N. Suttle Roberts, James R. Ruth, John Minor and C. A. Gordon.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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William Luther Rhoden
Nov 6, 1877 - Aug 24, 1946

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR W. L. RHODEN, FORMER CORSICANAN

W. L. Rhoden, aged 68 years, former resident of Corsicana, died at his home in Carrollton Saturday night.

Funeral services were held from the Memorial Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, Carrollton; two daughters, Mrs. John H. Ross and Mrs. H. O. Wortham, both of Carrollton; a son, Hubert C. Rhoden, Carrollton; a brother, Elijah Rhoden, Jacksonville, and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Leon Gailey, Frank Wortham, Sam Gordon, Cecil Rogers, Johnny Griffin and Tim Anderson.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 26, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Jessie (Persons) Rhoden married Jun. 7, 1909 2nd wife Willie Etta (Blackmon) Griffin-Rhoden buried Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx; s/o Blake Rhoden & Nancy C. (Shaw) Rhoden

Adelbert Paul Gerhardt
Apr 22, 1909 - Sep 19, 1946

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED IN WINSTED, CONN.

A. P. Gerhardt, former Corsicana resident, died at an early hour Thursday in Winsted, Conn., according to a message received by Mrs. John C. Hughes, mother of Mrs. Gerhardt, who is the former Miss Lurene Legge of Corsicana.

The body will be returned to Corsicana for burial Wednesday afternoon in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Gerhardt was connected with the American Well and Prospecting Company (now Bethlehem Supply Company) during his residence in Corsicana.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sep 20, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lurene (Legge) Gerhardt-Loofburrow buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla. s/o William Arthur Gerhardt and Martha Mathilde (Schultz) Gerhardt buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown, Wis. (father- in-law is Maylon Clifford Legge, Sr. buried in Faulkenbury cemetery, Groesbeck, Tx. -Mother-in-law is Loma Elsie (Goolsby) Legge-Hughes

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. P. GERHARDT PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for A. P. Gerhardt, aged 48 years, who died in Winsted, Conn., Thursday are scheduled from the Corley Funeral Chapel sometime Wednesday. 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 and was connected with the American Well and Prospecting Company (now Bethlehem Supply company.)

Surviving are his wife, the former, Miss Lorene Legge, Corsicana, who resides at Neenah, Wis., two sisters, Miss Esther Gerhardt, Evanston, Wis., and Mrs. Harold Larson, Alexandria, Va.; and three brothers, Wm. A. Gerhardt, Monticello, Calif.; Dr. Paul R. Gerhardt, Charleston, W. Va., and Armin H. Gerhardt, Neenah, Wis.

Pallbearers will be William Maxwell, S. D. Goines, L. R. Estes, Ed Rittersbacher, Eliot Johnston, Carl Anderson, Roy Miller and Hubert Redden.

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A. P. Gerhardt Rites Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for A. P. Gerhardt, aged 48 years, who died in Winsted, Conn., Thursday, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. 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 here.

Surviving are his wife of Neenah, Wis., the former Miss Lurene Legge of Corsicana; three brothers, and two sisters.

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John C. Hughes
May 9, 1878 - Oct 21, 1961

Hold Services John C. Hughes

Final rites for John C. Hughes, 83, civic, church and political leader of Corsicana, who died Saturday night, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from Westminister Presbyterian church.

The services were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor, and Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Hughes, an elder of the Westminister Presbyterian church, was a former city commissioner, member of the board of trustee, Grand Lodge of Texas, IOOF, and the YMCA board for 20 years. He was on the commission that wrote the Corsicana city charter in 1917 – the last surviving member.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Hughes, Corsicana; a son, Jack Hughes, Hilo, Hawaii; three daughters, Mrs. Boyd McMullan, Baton Rouge, La.; Mrs. Marvin Wallace, Corsicana, and Mrs. Frank E. Rainey, Houston; a step-son, M. C. Leege, Jr., Gainesville; two step-daughters, Mrs. Inez Harrison, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lurene Loofburrow, Tulsa, Okla; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grand children, two sisters, Mrs. D. E. Welch, Longview, and Mrs. Annie C. Johnson, Houston; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Boyd Hughes McMullan, Larry E. Rainey, Jr.,; Robert Davidson, T. R. Red, L. K. Carraway, D. D. Lee and Hubert Joyner.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 24, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Roena (Duren) Hughes married Jun. 5, 1901 2nd wife Loma Elsie (Goolsby) Legge-Hughes married Jul. 3, 1941; s/o Roland England Hughes & Edith Shields (Eden) Hughes

David Arthur Vaughan
Jul 3, 1878 - Dec 20, 1953

D. A. Vaughan Rites Monday

D. A. Vaughan, 75, retired farmer, Route 3, Corsicana, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday night.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Ray, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

A native of Pine Bluff, Ark., Vaughan had resided in this vicinity 53 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, O. A. Vaughan, Corsicana and Lewis Vaughan, Dallas; a granddaughter, Mrs. Sarah Farmer, and a grandson, David Vaughan, both of Corsicana; two great-grandchildren and two nephews and one niece.

Pallbearers were E. W. O’Daniel, John Spencer, Felix H. Washburn, Lloyd Averett, Glendale Owens and Dock Allen.

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Barbara Elizabeth “Lizzy” (Allen) Vaughan
Oct 05, 1884 - Nov 06, 1956

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Vaughan

Funeral services for Mrs. D. A. Vaughan, 72, who died Tuesday at the Navarro Clinic following a short illness were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Vaughan resided at 406 South Thirtieth street and formerly made her home in Angus community.

Surviving are two sons, C. A. Vaughan, Corsicana, and Lewis O. Vaughan, Dallas; two grandchildren, Mrs. N. S. Farmer, Arlington and David Vaughan, Fort Worth; two great-grandchildren, Newel Vaughan Farmer and Barbara Elizabeth Farmer, both of Arlington; three brothers, Joel and David Allen, both of Emhouse and Raymond Allen, Mexia; a sister, Mrs. D. O. Richards, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Glenn Owen, E. W. (Pete) O’Daniel, Lloyd Averitt, J. D. Spencer, Jesse D. Dyer, Marshall C. Mask, Fred Jones and Walter Stewart.

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Lewis Osborn Vaughan
Nov 25, 1909 - Oct 22, 1973

L. O. Vaughan

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lewis O. Vaughan, of Dallas, who died in Dallas Sunday night.

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

He was a resident of Dallas for 20 years.

Survivors include his widow of Dallas; a brother, O. A. Vaughan of Corsicana; and other relatives.

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L. O. Vaughan

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lewis O. Vaughan of Dallas, who died in Dallas Sunday night. Rev. Jack Riley Was to officiate with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a brother, and other relatives.

Pallbearers include Chris Miara, Herb Ashburn, Rob Reeves, Ronald Oliver, Junea Evans, Billy Holcomb, Bill Chaffer, C. O. Floyd and Cliff Southall.

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Chester Arthur Vaughn
Jan 16, 1890 - Jan 11, 1965

Chester Vaughn Dies Monday, Rites Tuesday

Chester A. Vaughn, 74, retired, 2011 West Third avenue, died in Memorial Hospital at noon Monday following a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which he was an elder.

Native of Union Springs, Ala., Vaughn, a decorated World War I veteran, came to Corsicana in the early 1920s as manager of the Western Auto store. He later was with the Muchison Studebaker auto agency and the Crumbley-Ellis Chevrolet sales. Later he was with the Navarro County Electric Co-Operative, Inc., and was assistant manager when he retired in 1958.

Vaughn was with the famous Rainbow division and received the Purple Heart medal, several French decorations, and saw active service in the Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel and the Battle of the Marne.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Beaton Vaughn of Corsicana; a son, Dr. Chester A. Vaughn, Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Williams, Marshall; five grandchildren: two sisters, Mrs. H. C. McMasters, Keystone Heights, Fla., and Mrs. Sarah Waddington, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Bell White, H. C. Allen, Robert Davidson, Eugene Stewart, Ralph Stell, Dr. David Hansford, Harold Davidson, Howard Allen. Honorary pallbearers were deacons and elders of Westminister Presbyterian church, the Medical Arts Clinic and Navarro County Electric Co-operative, Inc. personnel.

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Tuesday Rites Chester Vaughn

Funeral services for Chester A. Vaughn were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Eugene E. Wood pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church, conducted the funeral service. Vaughn was an elder of the church. He died at noon Monday in Memorial hospital following a heart attack. He was 74.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Beaton Vaughn of Corsicana; a son, Dr. Chester A. Vaughn, Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Williams, Marshall; five grandchildren: two sisters, Mrs. H. C. McMasters, Keystone Heights, Fla., and Mrs. Sarah Waddington, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were Bell White, H. C. Allen, Robert Davidson, Eugene Stewart, Ralph Stell, Dr. David Hansford, Harold Davidson, Howard Allen. Honorary pallbearers were deacons and elders of Westminister Presbyterian church, the Medical Arts Clinic and Navarro County Electric Co-operative, Inc. personnel.

Vaughn was active in the American Legion. A native of Union Springs, Ala., he was a veteran of World War I. He came to Corsicana in the early 1920’s as manager of the Western Auto store.

Later he was with the Murchison Studebaker auto agency; Crumbley-Ellis Chevrolet sales. Also, he was with the Navarro County Electric Co-Op where he was assistant manager when he retired in 1958.

With the famed Rainbow division in France in World War I, Vaughn received the Purple Heart, several French medals and saw duty in the Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel and the Battle of the Marne.

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Lillian "Lilly May" Bates
Jun 23, 1871 - Dec 29, 1946

Corsicana Woman Dies From Burns At Home Sunday

Miss Lillian Bates, life-long resident of Corsicana, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday night at 9 o’clock from burns sustained in her home, 408 North Main Street, at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel sometime Tuesday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The time for the service will not be determined until relatives arrive. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. W. Brogan, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Miss Bates was found by other occupants of the residence. Her clothing had almost burned from her body, it was stated, and she was rushed to the clinic in a critical condition.

The exact circumstances surrounding the burning of Miss Bates were not revealed. She had been ill, it was stated, and had been attended by a physician Sunday morning. It is believed her clothing was ignited from a stove in her room.

Surviving are two brothers, Charles F. Bates, Corpus Christi and B. B. Bates, Austin; 11 nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR MISS LILLIAN BATES, FIRE VICTIM

Funeral services for Miss Lillian Bates, life-long Corsicana resident, who died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday night from burns received at her home Sunday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. W. Brogan, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Miss Bates, who was ill, was found with her clothing afire at her home, 408 North Main street, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. She was rushed to the clinic for treatment.

Surviving are two brothers, Charles F. Bates, Corpus Christi, and B. B. Bates, Austin, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. C. Paul, D. J. Bell, J. C. Marr, Harry Pollock, John Mitchell and J. E. Metcalf.

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Benard Burton "Barney" Bates
Aug 20, 1867 - Dec 23, 1948

BARNEY B. BATES DIES ON THURSDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY

Barney B. Bates, aged 81 years, native of Corsicana, died at the family home, 408 North Main Street, Thursday morning at 8 o’clock.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. S. Q. Proctor, Overton, Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a brother, Charles F. Bates, Corpus Christi; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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BARNEY B. BATES FUNERAL RITES HELD ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Barney B. Bates, 81 years, Corsicana native, who died at the family home, 408 North Main street Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. Q. Proctor, Overton, Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a brother, Charles F. Bates, Corpus Christi; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harry Pollock, John Mullins, Walter Hayes, John Mitchell, W. L. Underhill, Gerald Molly and J. G. Marr.

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Charles F. "Chaz" Bates
Feb 7, 1885 - Jul 13, 1974

C. F. Bates

CORPUS CHRISTI—Charles F. Bates, 89, a native of Corsicana, died here early Saturday. He had been a resident of Corpus Christi for 45 years.

A Masonic graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Bates, Corpus Christi.

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Ella (Ballanfant) Bates
Oct 25, 1892 - Jan 4, 1977

Mrs. Bates

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ella Bates, 84, resident of Dallas, and former resident of Navarro County, who died Tuesday in Dallas.

The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Survivors include a son, W. M. Bates of Garland; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle O’Leary of Dallas; a brother, Lee Ballanfant of Dallas and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan. 4, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Walter Bates; d/o Jonathan Hunt Ballanfant & Ida Virginia (Wilsford) Ballanfant buried in Grove Hill Memorial , Dallas, Tx.

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Mrs. Bates

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ella Bates, 84 native of Navarro County and resident of Dallas, who died Tuesday. Burial was to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, a sister, a brother, a grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Great-nephews will be pallbearers.

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John Russell Bates
Jul 23, 1874 - Sep 1, 1946

John Russell Bates Dies In Houston

John Russell Bates, formerly of Corsicana, died in a Houston hospital Sunday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but the services will be held at the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR JOHN RUSSELL BATES

Funeral services for John Russell Bates, aged 71 years, who died in San Antonio Sunday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Lillian Bates, Corsicana; two brothers, Bernard B. Bates, Austin, and Charles Francis Bates, Corpus Christi, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were F. C. Paul, J. G. Farr, D. J. Bell, Arthur Ellis, J. G. Bunch, Jr., and Billy Hoffman.

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Robert Patrick Bates, Jr.
Jan 28, 1884 - Jan 19, 1951

Sunday Rites Set For R. P. Bates, 66, Corsicana Banker

R. P. Bates, aged 66 years, well-known banker and amateur weather observer, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday evening following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, pastor of the First Christian church, and Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Born at Bremond, he had resided here 60 years, and had been assistant cashier of the State National Bank since that institution and the First State Bank merged a number of years ago. He had had a similar post with the First State Bank for many years.

Bates hobby was study of temperatures and weather conditions, and hundreds of Corsicanans relied on his weather predictions and forecasts as to rains and temperatures expected.

His wife died several months ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Everett, Corsicana, and two grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be King Elliott, Owen Elliott, Finis L. Seale, Curry Butler, H. G. Sparks, Chester Sprinkle, W. L. Holman and N. Suttle Roberts.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan 20, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nannie E. (Trammell) Bates married Sep 4, 1907; s/o Robert Patrick Bates, Sr. & Vina Cordelia (Jester) Bates

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R. P. Bates Rites Are Held Sunday

Funeral services for R. P. Bates, 66, who died Friday night at the Navarro clinic were held at the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, pastor of the First Christian church, and Rev. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Native of Bremond, Bates had resided in Corsicana since six years of age. He had been assistant cashier of the State National Bank since that institution and the First State Bank were merged years ago. Bates had occupied a similar post with the First State Bank.

Bates’ hobby was weather observance, and hundreds of Corsicanans relied on his predictions on rainfall and changes in the temperatures.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Everett, and two grandchildren, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were King Elliott, Owen Elliott, Finis L. Seale, Curry Butler, H. G. Sparks, Chester Sprinkle, W. L. Holman and N. Suttle Roberts.

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George Jefferson Pollard
Aug 11, 1906 - Mar 22, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR GEORGE J. POLLARD PLANNED SATURDAY

George Jefferson Pollard, aged 39 years, long-time employee of the Collin Street Bakery, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Friday morning following a several days illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two brothers, Hugh Pollard, Tonopah, Nevada and Roland Pollard, Alice; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda McCarver and J. J. Riley, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John E. Baxmier, Maurice Pollock, Harry Pollock, W. F. Price, Dan Aston and Thomas Curtis.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR GEORGE J. POLLARD HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for George Jefferson Pollard, 39, long-time employee of the Collin Street Bakery, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, following a short illness, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two brothers, Hugh Pollard, Tonopah, Nevada and Roland Pollard, Alice; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda McCarver and J. J. Riley, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John E. Baxmier, Maurice Pollock, Harry Pollock, W. F. Price, Dan Aston and Thomas Curtis.

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Bertha (Zadek) Caspar
Jun 27, 1849 - Nov 30, 1917

DIED IN LOS ANGELES

Mrs. Bertha Casper, mother of B. Zadek, died in Los Angeles, Cali., Friday and was buried there the following day. She was afflicted with hardening of the arteries and her son here on receiving information that she had gone to the hospital for treatment left Wednesday to be with his mother. He arrived a short time after her death.

Mrs. Casper was well known in Corsicana where she had made her home prior to going to Los Angeles several years ago. She was a woman of more than average intelligence, had read extensively and was always interesting in conversation. Her friends here will learn of her death with genuine sorrow and will sympathize with her son who is her only surviving relative, in his deep affliction.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 3, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • w/o Caesar Caspar married Nov. 13, 1869 Mobile, Ala; d/o Adolph Zadek & Rosalie Zadek (Rosalie is buried in Hebrew cemetery) (her Los Angeles, Calif. death certificate says she was cremated so her ashes are in Oakwood)

Sarah Ann (Beeman) Redden
Dec 21, 1855 - Mar 3, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. S. A. REDDEN

Mrs. S. A. Redden, aged 90 years, native of Navarro county, died at her home, 1607 West Seventh avenue, Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Redden, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Beeman pioneer residents, for whom the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery association was named, was born several miles northwest of Corsicana. She had resided I Corsicana and within a few miles of the city throughout her life.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. J. Colp, three sons, C. Wesley, J. Dock and James B. Redden, all of Corsicana; five grandsons and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Henry David Redden, Charles Wesley Redden, J. A. Young, Jester Pittman, Fred M. Allison, Jr., John Andy, Autrey, Tap Redden and Julian Redden.

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Kirk Ramsey
Feb 25, 1884 - Sep 25, 1946

HEART ATTACK FATAL TO KIRK RAMSEY, 62; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Kirk Ramsey, 62, long-time resident of Corsicana, 319 West First Avenue, died at the P. and S. hospital Wednesday morning at 4:30 o’clock following a heart attack at home Tuesday night at 9:30. He had been in the employ of the Magnolia Company 39 years.

Funeral services are scheduled Thursday afternoon at 4:30 from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Ramsey, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Jack I. Wiggins, Dallas, and Mrs. T. A. Gillespie, Fort Worth; two grandchildren, and a stepson, Oscar B. Byrd, Corsicana, a brother, Bruce Ramsey, Abilene; a sister, Mrs. Stella Sheppard, Frost.

Pallbearers will be Ed Little, Joe Pickering, Chester Minyard, Johnnie Griffin, Roy Moore, Frank Dunton, Arthur Dunn and Henry Scoggins.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 25, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Minnie Louise (Phillips) Ramsey-Price married May 27, 1904 2nd wife Lena Rivers (Faulk) Bird-Ramsey; s/o Lee W. Ramsey & Laura C. (McCord) Ramsey buried in Dresden cemetery

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Kirk Ramsey Rites Thursday Afternoon

Final rites were to be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at McCammon Funeral Chapel for Kirk Ramsey, 62, employee of the Magnolia Petroleum Co., for 39 years.

Ramsey, a resident of Corsicana for many years, died of a heart attack at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Laura Ramsey, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Jack I. Wiggins, Dallas, and Mrs. T. A. Gillespie, Fort Worth; two grandchildren, and a stepson, Oscar B. Byrd, Corsicana, a brother, Bruce Ramsey, Abilene; a sister, Mrs. Stella Sheppard, Frost.

Rites were to be conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

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Lena Rivers (Faulk) Bird-Ramsey
Nov 23, 1886 - Oct 16, 1952

Mrs. Lena Ramsey Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Ramsey, 65, who died Thursday afternoon at Memorial Hospital, were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Oscar Bird, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Carl R. Newton, Tyler, and Mrs. W. M. Watson, Barry; a brother, R. A. Faulk, Cutback, Montana.

Pallbearers were Tom Eady, Paul Miller, C. O. Curington, Bill Jeter, Otis Artkeisson and Dr. W. K. Logsdon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct. 18, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Mark Edward Bird married Jul. 10, 1907 buried in Valhalla Memorial Park, Los Angeles Calif. 2nd husband Kirk Ramsey married Dec. 16, 1920; d/o Henry B. Faulk, Dr. & Parthenia (Moore) Faulk

George Jefferson Pollard
Aug 11, 1906 - Mar 22, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR GEORGE J. POLLARD PLANNED SATURDAY

George Jefferson Pollard, aged 39 years, long-time employee of the Collin Street Bakery, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Friday morning following a several days illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two brothers, Hugh Pollard, Tonopah, Nevada and Roland Pollard, Alice; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda McCarver and J. J. Riley, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John E. Baxmier, Maurice Pollock, Harry Pollock, W. F. Price, Dan Aston and Thomas Curtis.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR GEORGE J. POLLARD HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for George Jefferson Pollard, 39, long-time employee of the Collin Street Bakery, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, following a short illness, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two brothers, Hugh Pollard, Tonopah, Nevada and Roland Pollard, Alice; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda McCarver and J. J. Riley, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John E. Baxmier, Maurice Pollock, Harry Pollock, W. F. Price, Dan Aston and Thomas Curtis.

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Virginia Joles
Nov 21, 1945 - Mar 8, 1946

YEAR-OLD VIRGINIA JOLES DIED EARLY TODAY; RITES HELD

Virginia Joles, one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Joles, 660 North Fourteenth street died at the family home Friday morning at 1 o’clock.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and one sister.

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Harry Joles
Feb 2, 1897 - Aug 30, 1977

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Harry Joles, 80, of Corsicana who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate with burial at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Lafayette, La., and had lived in Corsicana 22 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margaret Joles of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Brenda Blakeslee, Mrs. Barbara Tincher, Mrs. Thelma Flores and Mrs. Roxie Powell, all of Corsicana, Mrs. Juanita Brewster of Winnfield, La, and Bankel Joles of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five sons, all of Corsicana, James Joles, Steve Joles, Dawson Joles, Buddy Joles, and Spencer Joles, 41 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. Roxie Joles of Alexandria, La., one brother, Bill Joles of Alexandria, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Cooper of Tickfall, La., Mrs. Pearl Davis and Mrs. Omie Harrison, both of Alexandria, La. and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Harry Joles

Pallbearers for the Harry Joles funeral services at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Corley’s Funeral Home will be Joe Flores, Frank Tincher, Charles Walpole, William DeChaume, Billy Jock, John Brown, Dawson Joles and Spencer Joles.

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Reuben “Rube” Milligan
Mar 22, 1891 - Oct 5, 1946

RUBEN MILLIGAN FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Reuben Milligan, 55, died at his home near Richland Saturday morning.

Funeral services are scheduled from the McCammon Funeral chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Corsicana, Milligan was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Milligan, pioneer Navarro county residents. He had resided on the Milligan Ranch for many years.

Milligan served several terms in the 1930s as Navarro county commissioner from Precinct 3, and was prominent in political circles for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; a brother, Wayne Milligan, Streetman; two sisters, Miss Tressie Milligan, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lucille Brin, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RUBEN MILLIGAN SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Rube Milligan, 55, native Corsicanan, who died at his home near Richland early Saturday morning, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Finis Crutchfield, Corsicana district Methodist superintendent, assisted by Rev. Walls of Richland.

Milligan was born and reared in Corsicana, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Milligan, pioneer Navarro county residents. He had resided at the old Milligan Ranch home near Richland for many years. Milligan served several years as commissioner of Precinct 3 in the 1920s and was well-known in political circles.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; a brother, Wayne Milligan, Streetman; two sisters, Miss Tressie Milligan, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lucille Brin, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. E. Bounds, Henry Davis and Earl McDaniel, all of Richland; Gussie Weaver, Wortham; District Judge A. P. Mays, Angus; Guy Campbell, Richland; Homer Harris, Corsicana; Clyde Cole and Jasper Cooper, both of Streetman.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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William David Roberts
Nov 17, 1885 - Jun 9, 1946

W. D. ROBERTS DIES; FUNERAL RITES HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON

W. D. Roberts, aged 60 years, employee of Coffield and Guthrie, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday morning at 12:25 o’clock following a short illness.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church. He was a Baptist, Woodman and Odd Fellow.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, W. K. Roberts, Dallas; a grandson, Billy Roberts, Dallas; a sister and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Homer Bryant, Jake Cook, A. W. Ray, R. L. Copley, Ed Howell and Roy Gray.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Myrtle (McLendon) Fluker
Aug 20, 1878 - Sep 14, 1963

Monday Rites For Mrs. Fluker

Mrs. Myrtle Fluker, 85, widow of the late Brady M. Fluker, died at Twilight Home Saturday night following a long illness.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. N. H. Kupferle, Jr. pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Robert V. Lindsey, pastor of Wesley Methodist church.

Native of Arkansas, she came to Texas as a small child and resided most of her life in Navarro county.

Surviving are two sons, T. Winston Fluker and H. Eugene Fluker, both of Corsicana; a grandson, Thomas W. Fluker, Mesquite; a brother, Frank McLendon, Temple; a sister, Mrs. Ella Ray, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. H. Brown, Sr.; Guy Campbell, John Bowden, R. F. Rutherford, O. L. Pitts, H. C. Smithen, Jr. and J. M. Hodge.

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Vernon Lee Warren
Aug 20, 1904 - Jul 21, 1946

VERNON L. WARREN DIED SUNDAY NIGHT IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Vernon L. Warren, aged 42 years, Corbet plumber died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night shortly before midnight from injuries sustained Friday when his truck turned over several time on Highway 31 West of Corsicana.

This is the fourth highway traffic fatality in Navarro county during 1946.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Finch and Rev. D. D. Geddie, Baptist missionary.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Noma and Geraldine Warren, and son, Neill Warren, all of Corbet; mother Mrs. Frances Warren, Gilliam, Ark.; three brothers, Walter W. and J. Warren, both of Gilliam, Ark., and W. W. Warren, Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Carmichael, Fort Worth, and Mrs. B. C. Neill, Blanco, Texas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 22, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fay (Taylor) Warren married Feb 21, 1931; s/o Edgefield D. Warren buried in Hopkinsville Masonic cemetery, Gonzales, Tx. & Mary Frances (Roberts) Warren buried in Cassatot cemetery, Sevier, Arkansas

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FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR VERNON L. WARREN, CORBET

Funeral services for Vernon L. Warren, 41, Corbet plumber, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night, were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Finch and Rev. D. D. Geddie, Corsican Baptist Association missionary.

Warren died from injuries received Friday when his truck turned over several time on Highway 31 west of Corsicana. His death is the fourth auto fatality in Navarro county during 1946.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Noma and Geraldine Warren, and son, Neill Warren, all of Corbet; mother Mrs. Frances Warren, Gilliam, Ark.; three brothers, Walter W. and J. Warren, both of Gilliam, Ark., and W. W. Warren, Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Carmichael, Fort Worth, and Mrs. B. C. Neill, Blanco.

Pallbearers were Clyde Horn, A. B. Hutson, Dan Womack, George Biddy, A. M. Estes and W. C. Baumgartner.

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Joseph Mark “Joe” Wilson
Aug 3, 1889 - Aug 5, 1946

JOE M. WILSON DIED AT JACKSONVILLE; FUNERAL ON TUESDAY

Joe M. Wilson, aged 57 years, of Cove Springs, died in a Jacksonville hospital Sunday night.

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

Surviving are his wife of Cove Springs; a grandchild; a brother, Calvin Wilson, California; four sisters, Mrs. L. J. Curlee and Mrs. Fred Blankenship, both of Mart; Mrs. Addie Mash, Abilene; and Mrs. Lilla Ellis, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Yaden, Hayes Bonner, Adolphus Ratliff, Ellis Salter, Dick Salter and Clyde Henderson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 5, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mabel Florence (Hartwell) Haynie-Betz-Wilson married Oct 8, 1921; s/o James Calvin Wilson & Lucy Jane (Harris) Wilson

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FUNERAL WEDNESDAY FOR JOE M. WILSON OF COVE SPRINGS

Joe M. Wilson, aged 57 years of Cove Springs, former Corsicana merchant, died in a Jacksonville hospital Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Lemmons, Methodist minister of Cove Springs.

Surviving are his wife of Cove Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Vernon Lawson, Cove Springs; a grandson, Ronald James Lawson, Cove Springs; a brother, Calvin Wilson, California; four sisters, Mrs. L. J. Curlee and Mrs. Fred Blankenship, both of Mart; Mrs. Addie Mash, Abilene, and Mrs. Lillie Ellis, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Yaden, Hayes Bonner, Adolphus Ratliff, Ellis Salter, Dick Salter, and Clyde Henderson.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR JOE M. WILSON HELD HERE ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Joe M. Wilson aged 57 years, of Cove Springs, who died in a Jacksonville hospital Monday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lemmons, Cove Springs Methodist minister. He formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Cove Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Vernon Lawson, Cove Springs; a grandson, Ronald James Lawson, Cove Springs; a brother Calvin Wilson, California, and four sisters, Mrs. L. J. Curlee and Mrs. Fred Blankenship, both of Mart; Mrs. Addie Mash, Abilene, and Mrs. Lilla Ellis, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Yaden, Hayes Bonner, Adolphus Ratliff, Ellis Salter, Dick Salter and Clyde Henderson.

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Della Lee (Cothran) Long
Apr 17, 1874 - Feb 1, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. DELLA LONG TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Della Long, aged 71 years, long-time Corsicana resident died at the home of a son, J. A. Long, 620 South Main street, Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, J. A. Long and B. W. Long, both of Corsicana, and Frank Long, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Lillie Fields, Waco; two brothers, Ed Cathran, Buffalo, and Willie Cathran, Miles; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Sykes, Clovis, N. M.; Mrs. Minnie Smith, Miles, and Mrs. Mattie Carthwright, San Angelo; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Feb 2, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Franklin “Frank” Long married Mar. 21, 1895 d/o Wiley Monroe Cothran and Alice (Lucas) Cothran buried in Siloam cemetery, Leon County, Tx.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. DELLA LONG, 71, HELD SUNDAY

Funeral rites for Mrs. Della Long, aged 71 years, who died here Friday night, were held Sunday morning from the Corley Funeral Chapel at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery the rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Mrs. Long had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are three sons, J. A. Long and B. W. Long, both of Corsicana, and Frank Long, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Lillie Fields, Waco; two brothers, Ed Cathran, Buffalo, and Willie Cathran, Miles; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Sykes, Clovis, N. M.; Mrs. Minnie Smith, Miles, and Mrs. Mattie Carthwright, San Angelo; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Jessie Alvin Long
Apr 7, 1899 - Apr 7, 1948

JESSIE A. LONG FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED FRIDAY

Jessie A. Long, aged 49 years, died at his home, 620 South Main Street, Wednesday afternoon. He died on his birthday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Long was an employee of the Corsicana Cotton Mills.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, A. O. Long, Waxahachie and John M. Long, Corsicana; two brothers, Frank Long, Fort Worth and B. W. Long, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Fields, Waco; a granddaughter and other relatives.

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JESSIE A. LONG FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Jesse A. Long, who died on his 49th birthday Wednesday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Long was an employee of the Corsicana Cotton Mills.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, A. O. Long, Waxahachie and John M. Long, Corsicana; two brothers, Frank Long, Fort Worth and B. W. Long, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Fields, Waco; a granddaughter and other relatives.

Pallbearers were M. D. Shook, Coy Clay, Hays Cox, Ralph Elliott, Eugene Williams and Clifton Howard.

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Teri (Derden) Skinner
Mar 7, 1960 - Aug 20, 2019

Teri Derden Skinner, age 59 of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at her home after a long battle with diabetes, kidney failure and many other health issues.

Teri was born on March 7, 1960 in Corsicana. She was a lifelong resident of Navarro County.

Teri took pride in taking care of the house, her family, and her animals. In her free time she loved to fish, hunt, and spend time outdoors. She loved to take care of her yard, plants, and trees. She enjoyed going to garage sales and taking trips to the casino.

Teri was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Perry Derden and Peggy Lewis Derden, both of Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband Al Skinner; daughter, Alison Skinner of Corsicana; step-daughter Amber Ramirez and husband Ray of Wortham; step-son David Skinner and wife Kayle of Mildred; brothers Roy Lynn Derden and wife Karen of Richland, Gary Derden and wife Robbie of Blooming Grove, and Tim Derden of Corsicana; sister Linda Derden of Corsicana; numerous step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family. Teri will be greatly missed by many friends and family.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 with lunch to follow. Services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Retreat with Pastor Tim Easley officiating. Friends and family are welcome.

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Annello (Porch) Gross
Dec 10, 1941 - Dec 15, 1990

Annello Porch Gross, 49, of Corsicana, died Dec. 15, 1990 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be Wednesday at noon at Renfro Chapel Church of God in Christ with the Elder William Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband Robert Gross Sr.; two daughters, Robbie Nell Polk of Corsicana and Vickie Ann Gross of Buffalo Texas; two sons, Robert Gross Jr. of Corsicana and David Joe Gross of Arlington; a father, J.D. Porch and mother, Willie Mae Porch of Corsicana; one sister, Fannello Johnson of Corsicana; six brothers, James Porch of Sacramento, Calif., Bobby Porch of Atlanda. Ga., and Donnell Porch, Calvin Porch, Willie Porch and Raymond Rhodes, all of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, two aunts and two uncles and a host of other friends.

Notes:

  • The Examiner - Jan. 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • w/o Robert Gross, Sr; d/o J.D. Porch & Willie Mae (Kirven) Porch
  • I believe she is in the Rice Memorial (Black) Cem. due to a grandmother being buried there...Karen
     

Sarah Ophelia “Sallie” (McCorvey) Downs
Jun 1874 - Feb 9, 1954

Mrs. Sallie Downs Dies On Tuesday

Mrs. Sallie Downs, 79, died Tuesday morning at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Brinkley, 1817 West Collin street.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gene W. Dean and Rev. Jack N. Bell, Baptist ministers.

Surviving are three sons, H. H. Downs, Albany, Ga.; Ben Downs, Cleburne, and Hyla Downs Houston; a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Brinkley, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Etta Goff, Alburn, Ga.; a brother, Oscar McCorvey, Tipton, Ga.; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. Sallie Downs Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Downs, 79, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Gene W. Dean and Rev. Jack N. Bell, Baptist ministers.

Deacons of Fellowship Baptist church were pallbearers.

Surviving are three sons, H. H. Downs, Albany, Ga.; Ben Downs, Cleburne, and Hyla Downs Houston; a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Brinkley, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Etta Goff, Alburn, Ga.; a brother, Oscar McCorvey, Tipton, Ga.; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Beatrice (Scott) Preston-Downs
Feb 13, 1901 - Apr 1, 1976

Mrs. Downs

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Beatrice Scott Downs, 75, of Corsicana, who died Thursday in the Paulyne’s Convalescent Home. The Rev. James Eddins will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Attalla, Ala,. But had lived in Corsicana most of her life. She was a retired cotton mill employe and a member of the Missionary Baptist church.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Bessie Nix of Sequim, Wash.; several nieces and nephews; one step-son, E. J. Downs of Navasota; and one step-daughter, Mrs. Bernice Ullbarri of Superior, Ariz.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 2, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband O. E. Preston married Jul. 9, 1927 2nd husband Ernest Edward Downs buried in Oakland cemetery, Navasota, Texas d/o Agrippa Hamilton Scott and Mentoria (Brannon) Scott-Jones

Lillie Elma (Goodwin) Jackson
Mar 14, 1876 - Jul 5, 1946

MRS. J. L. JACKSON DIED FRIDAY; PLAN FUNERAL ON SUNDAY

Mrs. J. L. Jackson, long-time resident of Corsicana died at the family home Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, J. L. Jackson, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Gatlin, Tupelo and Mrs. Lonnie Hosch, Corsicana, and three brothers, W. V. Goodwin, Fairfield; O. C. and J. W. Goodwin both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be D. D. Murray, K. L. McKeown, J. S. Mitchell, Guy Buck, H. J. Ferguson, R. L. Copley, Seth Story and H. E. Smalling.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Eastern Star and friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL RITES ARE HELD ON SUNDAY FOR MRS. J. L. JACKSON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. Jackson, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died late Friday afternoon at the family residence, were held Sunday afternoon a 4 o’clock from the First Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, J. L. Jackson, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Gatlin, Tupelo and Mrs. Lonnie Hosch, Corsicana, and three brothers, W. V. Goodwin, Fairfield; O. C. and J. W. Goodwin both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. D. Murray, K. L. McKeown, J. S. Mitchell, Guy Buck, H. J. Ferguson, R. L. Copley, Seth Story and H. E. Smalling.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Eastern Star and friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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James L. Jackson
Jan 29, 1876 - Feb 15, 1964

J. L. Jackson Found Dead At Home Saturday

J. L. Jackson, 88, was found dead in his home at 504 North Twenty-Fifth street Saturday afternoon.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict “death from natural causes” following an investigation.

Jackson’s body was found, fully-clothed, in the bathroom of his home. He is believed to have been dead several days. He lived alone. The discovery of the body was by Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson of Brownsboro, cousins, who came to visit him police said.

Jackson was a retired farmer and stockman and was reared in the Angus community where he operated farm properties.

He was an active member of the First Methodist church, Order of the Eastern Star and the Corsicana Masonic Lodge. He had left written instructions for his funeral services dated in 1948.

Surviving are a brother, Oliver R. Jackson, Corsicana; a nephew, Alfred E. Highnote, Jr., Monterey, Calif.; a niece, Miss Frances Highnote, North Hollywood, Calif., and other relatives.

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

The rites will be conducted by Dr. E. F. Bohmfalk, former pastor of this church, now pastor of University Park Methodist church, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Walter Castles, Art Martin, Leslie White, C. O. Floyd, Guy Buck, L. I. Griffin, R. L. Copley, Alex Lockhart and George Hudson.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 17, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lillie Elma (Goodwin) Jackson; s/o Hartwell Jasper Jackson & Fannie Cornelia (Ferguson) Jackson buried in Grape Creek cemetery

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J. L. Jackson Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for J. L. Jackson, 88, retired farmer, found dead Saturday afternoon at his home, 601 North Twenty-Fifth street, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church of which he was a long-time active member.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the University Park Methodist church in Dallas, a former pastor of the church here.

Jackson was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star and held offices in both lodged for many years.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” after cousins, Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson of Brownsboro discovered his body on the bathroom floor when they came to visit him. Police said neighbors had talked to Jackson Thursday night. He had lived alone for years.

Surviving are a brother, Oliver R. Jackson, Corsicana; a nephew, Alfred E. Highnote, Jr., Monterey, Calif.; a niece, Miss Frances Highnote, North Hollywood, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Castles, Art Martin, Leslie White, C. O. Floyd, Guy Buck, L. I. Griffin, R. L. Copley, Alex Lockhart and George Hudson.

McCammon directed.

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Flora Leona (Nichols) Ashworth
Feb 19, 1921 - Jul 25, 1954

Mrs. Ashworth Is Drowned In Speedboat Mishap

A speedboat mishap early Sunday night resulted I the dreowning of Mrs. Carl Ashworth, 33, in the waters of Lake Corsicana.

Mrs. Ashworth, her husband and Mrs. Buck Douglas all fell from a speedboat, as it was making a turn preparatory to ending a session of water sports at the new Corsicana lake, according to eyewitnesses.

Efforts by her husband to rescue Mrs. Ashworth failed.

Body Recovered
Her body was recovered at 10:45 p.m. Sunday by J. W. McCammon of McCammon funeral home and Earl Presley, who were in one of eight boats which took part in the search. The body was found with grappling hooks in about 20 feet of water, 150 yards from the northwest corner of the dam.

The boat involved in the mishap was owned partly by Kenneth (Buck) Douglas, Corsicana attorney and city judge, who had left it only minutes before and saw the accident from the bank.

“We had been water-skiing,” Douglas related” and Aubrey (Aubrey Smith, driver and co-owner of the boat) had dropped several of us off at the bank and was making one more turn into the lake before quitting.” Passengers in the boat at the time besides Smith were Mr. and Mrs. Ashworth and Mrs. Douglas.

Tipped Steeply
Douglas related that Smith took the boat into a left turn, and that it tipped steeply, throwing the two women and Ashworth into the water. The boat did not overturn, however, and Smith was able to remain in the boat, which finally righted.

Douglas said that Smith immediately put the motor in reverse, to pick up the three, but that there is no way of steering the boat when it is in reverse. “He backed up right beside Dorothy (Douglas wife). The Ashworth’s were about 10 or 15 feet away.”

Rescue Efforts Fail
The attorney said that Ashworth made several attempts to rescue his wife, who came to the surface several times. Douglas plunged into the water immediately after he saw the trouble and swam to the Ashworth’s aid, but it was too late.

The drowning was the first in the new Lake Corsicana, built about two years ago to supplement the city water supply.

Mrs. Ashworth was a native of Retreat, and was employed in Dallas. She and Ashworth had been married for about two months.

Accidental Drowning
Justice of the Peace J. W. Sheppard returned a coroner’s verdict of accidental drowning.

Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and Police Chief Pete McCain assisted in the search for the body while local highway patrolmen were busy directing traffic since the tragedy attracted many persons to the lake.

Rites Set Tuesday
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry Price.

Surviving are her husband, mother, Mrs. D. E. Nichols, Corsicana; five brothers, C. L. Nichols, Rockdale; Henry Nichols, Corsicana; Leo A. Nichols, Fort Hood; Thurman and Paul Nichols, both of Garland; five sisters, Mrs. U. T. Gilmore, Garland; Mrs. W. L. Burge and Mrs. T. C. Travis, both of Dallas; Mrs. W. L. Boone and Mrs. W. C. Colburn, both of Corsicana, and 12 nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Malcolm Ross, Clint Bell, Wendell Shelby, Buck Douglas, Aubry Smith, Howard Fringeli, Jess Collingsworth and Mutt Haney.

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Services Tuesday For Mrs. Ashworth Drowning Victim

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Nichols Ashworth, 33, wife of Carl Ashworth, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry Price. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Ashworth, employed in Dallas, drowned in Lake Corsicana early Sunday night when she, her husband and Mrs. Buck Douglas fell into the water as the motorboat in which they were riding made a sharp turn. The boat was operated by Aubrey Smith, co-owner of the craft with City Judge Buck Douglas who had left the craft minutes before and saw the tragedy from the bank. Ashworth made futile efforts to rescue his wife, but she slipped from his grasp.

The body was recovered at 10:45 p.m. Sunday by Earl Presley and J. W. McCammon with grappling hooks. Eight boats were engaged in the search. The drowning occurred about 7:15 p.m.

J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, ruled death was from accidental drowning.

Police Chief Pete McCain and Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse assisted in the rescue effort while the highway patrol directed and handled the traffic about the lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Ashworth were married two months ago.

Surviving are her husband, mother, Mrs. D. E. Nichols, Corsicana; five brothers, C. L. Nichols, Rockdale; Henry Nichols, Corsicana; Leo A. Nichols, Fort Hood; Thurman and Paul Nichols, both of Garland; five sisters, Mrs. U. T. Gilmore, Garland; Mrs. W. L. Burge and Mrs. T. C. Travis, both of Dallas; Mrs. W. L. Boone and Mrs. W. C. Colburn, both of Corsicana, and 12 nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Malcolm Ross, Clint Bell, Wendell Shelby, Buck Douglas, Aubry Smith, Howard Fringeli, Jess Collingsworth and Mutt Haney.

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Ida Lou (Neel) Ashworth
Dec 20, 1891 - Aug 31, 1971

Ashworth

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Lou Neel Ashworth, 79, who died Tuesday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. The Very Rev. Dennis Smart will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Louisana, Mrs. Ashworth had lived in Corsicana since 1919.

She is survived by one son, Carl Ashworth of Corsicana; one sister, Kathryn Williamson of El Paso; one brother, George Lafayette of Palm Springs, Calif.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Ashworth

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Neel Ashworth, 79, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel. The Very Rev. Dennis Smart of St. John’s Episcopal Church officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jack Bressie, J. T. Cavender, C. A. Watson, V. F. Bell, H. G. Gaines and V. G. Blackburn Sr.

A resident of Corsicana since 1919, she died in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Surviving are a son, Carl Ashworth, Corsicana; one brother, one sister, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Margaret (Edens) Cox
Jan 14, 1990 - Jul 13, 1975

Mrs. Cox

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Oakwood cemetery for Mrs. Rupert Cox, 88, resident of San Antonio and former resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday night.

She was the former Margaret Edens of Corsicana.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Holland of San Angelo, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her husband preceded her in death in 1965.

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Florentino Silvas “Frank” Moreno, Sr.
Oct 16, 1915 - Jul 12, 1946

FRANK MORENO DIES AT HOME FRIDAY; FUNERAL MONDAY

Frank Moreno, aged 30 years, died at his home, 208 North Beaton street, Friday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Robert and Frank Moreno, Jr., a daughter, Virginia Moreno; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paulino Moreno, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Daniel Moreno, Corsicana; Florentino S. Moreno, Dallas, and Alex Moreno, U. S. Army; two sisters, Mrs. Camilla Poscano, Dallas, and Mrs. Esther Santos, Palmer and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday morning at 10 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD MONDAY FOR FRANK MORENO

Funeral services for Frank Moreno, aged 30 years, who died at his home here Friday afternoon, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were performed by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Robert and Frank Moreno, Jr., a daughter, Virginia Moreno; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paulino Moreno, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Daniel Moreno, Corsicana; Florentino S. Moreno, Dallas, and Alex Moreno, U. S. Army; two sisters, Mrs. Camilla Poscano, Dallas, and Mrs. Esther Santos, Palmer and other relatives.

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Henry Vincent Nash
Apr 7, 1902 - Jul 12, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR HENRY NASH SLATED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Henry Nash, aged 44 years, died at the family home, 1243 West Fifth avenue Friday night at 5 o’clock following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock; with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Warren Hall, Presbyterian minister.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Nash, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Charles Measles and Thomas Measles, both of Mexia; Earl Boyd, Albert Fullerton, Edwin C. Mueller, Sam Spikes, N. Suttle Roberts and Jas. Wilson, San Angelo.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL FOR HENRY NASH HELD SUNDAY; DIED FRIDAY NIGHT

Funeral services for Henry Nash, aged 44 years, native Corsicanan, who died at the family home, 1243 West Fifth avenue Friday night following an extended illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the family home. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Warren Hall, Presbyterian minister. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Nash, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Charles Measles and Thomas Measles, both of Mexia; Earl Boyd, Albert Fullerton, Edwin C. Mueller, Sam Spikes, N. Suttle Roberts and Jas. Wilson, San Angelo.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Wolverton) Nash
Nov 3, 1873 - Jul 11, 1954

Mrs. Clay Nash Expires Sunday, Services Monday

Mrs. Clay Nash, 1243 West Fifth avenue, died in Memorial hospital early Sunday afternoon following a several years’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Monday at 5:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church of which she is a member.

A native of Limestone county, Mrs. Nash had resided in Corsicana, Washington, Chicago and other points. She was the widow of the late Clay Nash, colorful public official who died four months ago, March 11, following a stroke.

Judge Nash had served as justice of the peace, county attorney, county judge, attorney with the U. S. Justice department and at the time of his death was corporation judge of Corsicana.

Surviving Mrs. Nash are two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Littlepage, Mart, and Mrs. Julia Measles, Mexia, and other relatives.

The Littlepage Funeral Home of Mart is directing the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be J. E. Davant, Tom Spikes, C. L. Terry, H. T. Braselton, K. L. McKeown and N. Suttle Roberts.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 12, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Henry Clay Nash, Jr., Judge; d/o Vincent Wolverton & Virginia S. (Campbell) Wolverton buried in Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Tx.

Agnes (Dunn) Edens
Aug 6, 1861 - May 23, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON MRS. AGNES EDENS

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Edens, who died Thursday at 7 a.m. at her home, 745 West Third avenue, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the residence. The services will be conducted by the Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Ellis county, Mrs. Edens was born Aug. 6, 1861, and was the daughter of E. E. and Margaret Dunn. The family moved to Corsicana while Mrs. Edens was a young girl and she has made her home in this city since that time. On November 15, 1882, she married the late J. W. Edens. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include four children, J. W. Edens, Allen Edens, and Mrs. Frances Fuller, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Margaret Cox, Corpus Christi; six grandchildren; J. Wesley Edens, Ambrose Edens, Allen Edens, Jr., all of Corsicana; Hubert T. Fuller, Beaumont; Wesley E. Fuller, Fort Worth; Mrs. Agnes Holland, Marfa; nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Five grandsons and Neil Holloway will be pall bearers.

McCammon Funeral Home is directing.

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FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD FOR MRS. AGNES EDENS FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Edens, aged 84 years, who died Thursday, were held from the family home, 745 West Third avenue, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mrs. Edens had been a Methodist since girlhood. A native of Ellis county, she had resided in Corsicana most of her life.

Survivors include four children, J. W. Edens, Allen Edens, and Mrs. Frances Fuller, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Margaret Cox, Corpus Christi; six grandchildren; J. Wesley Edens, Ambrose Edens, Allen Edens, Jr., all of Corsicana; Hubert T. Fuller, Beaumont; Wesley E. Fuller, Fort Worth; Mrs. Agnes Holland, Marfa; nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Her five grandsons and Neil Holloway were pall bearers.

McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Reuben “Rube” Edens
Jul 3, 1889 - Jul 20, 1951

Saturday Rites For Rube Edens

Rube Edens, 62, life-long resident of Corsicana, died at his home on South Twenty-Sixth street Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. C. Adams, Episcopal rector of Athens.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a brother, J. N. Edens, Sr., Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Kinsloe, Dallas, and Mrs. Jessie Edens Tifft, Los Angeles, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. N. Garitty, W. A. Lang, Sr.; Joe E. Anderson, George Campbell, Joe Daniel, Allen Edens, Sr.; Joe Scale, Scott Harvard, Dr. Opie Wills, Dr. Dubart Miller, C. S. Stroud, Joe Wilson, Dr. E. H. Newton and T. P. Hayes.

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Rube Edens Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for Rube Edens, 62, life-long Corsicana resident, were held at 4:30 Saturday at the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. C. Adams, Athens Episcopal rector. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Edens died of a heart attack at his home on Twenty-Sixth street Friday evening.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a brother, J. N. Edens, Sr., Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Kinsloe, Dallas, and Mrs. Jessie Edens Tifft, Los Angeles, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. N. Garitty, W. A. Lang, Sr.; Joe E. Anderson, George Campbell, Joe Daniel, Allen Edens, Sr.; Joe Scale, Scott Harvard, Dr. Opie Wills, Dr. Dubart Miller, C. S. Stroud, Joe Wilson, Dr. E. H. Newton and T. P. Hayes.

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Bessie (Ambrose) Edens
Jun 26, 1885 - Oct 24, 1965

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Edens

Funeral services for Mrs. J. Wesley Edens, 80, of 1004 West Third avenue, who died Sunday night were held Tuesday at 2:30 from the First Christian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, minister of the church.

A native of Kansas, Mrs. Edens came to Corsicana as a small child. She was a charter member of the James Blair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was its second regent. She also served as state registrar and as state chaplain. She was also active in the Daughters of the American Colonists,

Mrs. Edens taught a Sunday School class at the First Christian church for many years and was a primary superintendent. She was active in the Kinsloe House and Nevin Club.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, J. Wesley Edens, Jr., Corsicana, and Dr. Ambrose Edens, TCU professor; two granddaughters, Mrs. Harvey T. Helms, Trimble, Mo., and Miss Rita Jane Edens, Suffolk, England; four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Allen Breithaupt, Albert Fullerton, Campbell Gillespie, Norman Fleming, Harry Clowe, Chester Sprinkle, J. W. Hall, Emmett Dosser, Dr. A. B. Horn, W. H. Steeley and W. H. Smith, all elders of the churdh.

Corley directed.

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Joseph Napoleon Edens, Jr.
Nov 7, 1903 - Oct 16, 1972

J. N. Edens

Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel for J. N. Edens, Jr., 68, Corsicana rancher who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. Dr. H. Lively Brown officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lilac Edens of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. J. N. Edens, Sr. of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Jack Cunningham of Corsicana; and one nephew, Bill Cunningham also of Corsicana.

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Frances (Kelly) Hart
Jan 23, 1915 - Jul 1, 2013

Frances Kelly Hart, loving wife of Robert Ernest Hart went to join her husband in heaven to live eternally with her first love, Jesus Christ.

Frances was born in Corsicana, Texas on January 23, 1915 to Lucile Cheney Kelly and Frank Kelly and has lived the majority of her 98 years in Beaumont, Texas.

She was the mother of three sons, Stephen Ernest Hart (wife Cookie McClintock ), John Michael Hart (husband of the late Lisa Sandlin Hart) and Timothy Douglas Hart (husband of Gretchen Winsinger Hart).

Frances was a local business owner for many years and was grandmother to 8 grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana Texas.

Notes:

  • Claybar Funeral Home, Beaumont, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Ernest Hart; d/o Frank Russell Kelly & Marie Lucille (Cheney) Kelly

Joe Roquemore Wilson
Aug 30, 1864 - Dec 2, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR JOE R. WILSON ARE HELD ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Joe Roquemore Wilson, aged 82 years, native Texan, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon, were held from the family home, 1218 West Collin street, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, with Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, in charge of the services at the grave in Oakwood cemetery.

Wilson was superintendent of the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company brick plant south of Corsicana for many years prior to his retirement.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Roy Deskin, Corsicana; three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Lila Odom, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Mamie Bird, Vernon, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 3, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ella (Coster) Wilson married Nov 21, 1903; s/o Loving Wilson & Amanda Helen “Mandy” (Roquemore) Wilson

Ella (Coster) Wilson
Aug 24, 1882 - Nov 27, 1961

Slate Services For Mrs. Wilson

Funeral rites for Mrs. Ella Wilson will be held Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Paul W. Wiseman, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A long-time resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Wilson, 79, died Monday in Memorial hospital. She was a native of Hill county bur had resided in Corsicana about 60 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Roy Deskin, Corsicana; four grandchildren; one brother, John Fairbanks, Sr., Arkansas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Loyd Fairbanks, Marshall Lee Fairbanks, Troy Green, Floyd Fairbanks, John Fairbanks, Jr., and Bryan Humphries.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 28, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joe Rocquemore Wilson married Nov. 21, 1903 (marriage record says Ella Coster d/o William H. “Bill” Coster and Annie Coster/Fairbanks --this is very confusing W. H. Coster married Annie Fairbanks Dec. 26, 1880 Hill county, Tx. but son John Franklin Fairbanks, Sr. death certificate says s/o Bill Costa Fairbanks and Annie Fairbanks - Ella Wilson’s death certificate says d/o Bill Costa and Annie Fairbanks

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Hold Services For Mrs. Wilson

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Wilson were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A long-time resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Wilson, 79, died Monday in Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Hill county but had resided in Corsicana about 60 years.

She was a past noble grand of Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128. Mrs. Wilson was a 50-year member.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Roy Deskin, Corsicana; four grandchildren; one brother, John Fairbanks, Sr., Arkansas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Loyd Fairbanks, Marshall Lee Fairbanks, Troy Green, Floyd Fairbanks, John Fairbanks, Jr., and Bryan Humphries.

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Ikey A. (Hart) Sizemore
Jul 23, 1872 - Jul 15, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SIZEMORE PLANNED TURSDAY

Mrs. R. C. Sizemore, aged 73 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic early Monday morning. Mrs. Sizemore has been in declining health for several years.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, retired district manager of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company; two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Garvin and Mrs. J. B. Blackmon; four brothers, Will Hart, Jim Hart, Herbert Hart and Jess Hart, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Sizemore was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Steve L. Hart, Corsicana pioneers.

Pallbearers will be Ralph R. Brown, L. M. Morton, Graham Dickson, Earl Presley, R. L. Wheelock and Murphy Williams.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. R. C. SIZEMORE ON TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. R. C. Sizemore, aged 73 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Monday morning were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. She was a life-long Corsicana resident. Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church conducted the rites.

Surviving are her husband R. C. Sizemore, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Garvin and Mrs. J. B. Blackmon; four brothers, Will, Jim. Herbert and Jess Hart, all of Corsicana , and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ralph R. Brown, L. M. Morton, Graham Dickson, Earl Presley, R. L. Wheelock and Murphy Williams.

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James Charles “Charlie” Fitzgerald
May 21, 1878 - Dec 25, 1940

J. C. FITZGERALD DIES, FORT WORTH; FUNERAL SET FRIDAY

James C. Fitzgerald, aged 61 years, died Wednesday in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be held at Fort Worth Friday morning at 10 o’clock and a short service will be held at Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock when interment will be made.

Fitzgerald was a member of Corsicana Lodge NO. 63, IOOF, for many years. Members of this lodge will be pallbearers at the Friday afternoon rites here.

Surviving are three sons, C. O., R. P., and M. W. Fitzgerald, all of Denison; three daughters, Mattie F. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Bill B. Webb, both of Denison, and Mrs. Emma Wood, Union, S. C.; two sisters, Mrs. H. G. Johnson and Mrs. C. E. Adams, both of Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing local arrangements.

Notes:

  • 1st wife Emily (Johnson) Fitzgerald married Oct. 12, 1902 mother of Olivia E. (Fitzgerald) Johnson buried in Laurel Land Memorial park, Ft. Worth, Tx. 2nd wife Mary Beatrice (Poole) Price-Fitzgerald-Price married Mar. 20, 1920 s/o Albert Cleveland Fitzgerald and Harriett Lucindi (Tillotson) Fitzgerald buried in Oakwood cemetery, Denison, Tx. (the obit survivors are mixed up - C. O., R. P. and M. W. Fitzgerald are his brothers, Mattie F. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Bill B. Webb and Emma Wood are his sisters- Mrs. H. G. Johnson and Mrs. C. E. Adams are his daughters)


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Notice Odd Fellows

Odd Fellows are requested to attend the funeral rites for Bro. J. C. Fitzgerald at Oakwood cemetery, Friday, 1 p.m.
Fred O. Brooks, noble grand.
J. I. Ellett, Secretary.
Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

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James C. Fitzgerald Rites Held Friday

Funeral services for James C. Fitzgerald, aged 61 years, who died in Fort Worth Wednesday, were held Friday with interment in Oakwood cemetery here. One service was conducted in Fort Worth Friday morning at 10 o’clock and a short service was held at the cemetery here at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon. Fitzgerald formerly resided in Corsicana and was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are three sons, C. O., R. P., and M. W. Fitzgerald, all of Denison; three daughters, Mattie F. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Bill B. Webb, both of Denison, and Mrs. Emma Wood, Union, S. C.; two sisters, Mrs. H. G. Johnson and Mrs. C. E. Adams, both of Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Odd Fellows were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed local arrangements here.

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Lula Alice (Thomas) Poole
Nov 14, 1862 - Jun 30, 1958

Mrs. Lula Poole Expires Monday

Mrs. Lula Poole, 95, native of Mississippi, Corsicana resident for 40 years, died early Monday in Twilight Home.

Surviving are two sons, Frank Poole, Dallas, and Ben Poole, Fort Worth; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be Hoyt Blackman, Ralph Tatum, Jr.; Ed Aston, James Wilkerson, John Montfort and George Robinson.

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Mary Beatrice (Poole) Price-Fitzgerald-Price
Mar 15, 1889 - May 22, 1952

Mrs. Price Dies While Visiting Sons At Austin

Mrs. Beatrice Price, 63, of Corsicana, died at 11 a.m. Thursday while visiting her sons in Austin.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel here Friday at 4 p.m., with Rev. H. G. Dudley officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Lula A. Poole of Corsicana; three sons, Edwin Price, head football coach at the University of Texas and Charles Price, both of Austin and Norman Price, of Jackson, Miss.; a daughter, Mrs. W. C. Plyer of Corsicana; two brothers, Frank Poole of Dallas and Ben Poole of Fort Worth; and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun -Thurs., May 22, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (her monument says Price but she has a daughter - Reba Charlie Fitzgerald buried in Oakwood also) 1st husband Rayford Columbus Price married Feb. 20, 1906 2nd husband James Charles “Charlie” Fitzgerald married Mar. 20, 1920 d/o Orlando Lindorf Poole & Lula Alice (Thomas) Poole

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Friday Services For Mrs. Price

Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice Price, 63, of Corsicana, who died while visiting relatives in Austin Thursday, are to be held at 4 p.m. Friday from the Corley Chapel.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley minister of the First Christian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Ed Price, head football coach at the University of Texas and Charles Price, both of Austin, and Norman Price, Jackson, Miss.; a daughter, Mrs. W. C. Plyer, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Lula A. Poole, Corsicana; two brothers, Frank Poole, Dallas and Ben Poole, Fort Worth; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers are M. C. Dickson, Paul Moore, Seth Munn, Jess Megarity, J. C. Cook, L. M. Warren and Wm. K. Logsdon.

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William Clarence Plyler
Oct 10, 1899 - Oct 11, 1950

W. C. Plyler Dies Of Heart Attack Wednesday Night

W. C. Plyler, 51, well-known business man died at the family home, 1220 West Second avenue Wednesday night with a heart attack. He was a native Texan.

Plyler had operated a radio company here for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Plyler, Corsicana; a son, Jimmy Plyler, Lufkin High coach; a daughter, Miss Norma Plyer, University of Texas student; mother, Mrs. Beulah Murdock, Cherma; a brother, Arnold Murdock, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Friday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian Church.

Pallbearers will be Ed Aston, Mose Blumrosen, Frank Garner, Doc Sheets, Henry Levy, Albert Fullerton, and Rufus Nutt.

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Funeral Services For W. C. Plyler Held On Friday

Funeral services for W. C. Plyler, 51, who died at the family home, 1220 West Second avenue, Wednesday night with a heart attack, were held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Plyler was a native Texan and had operated a radio service concern here for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a son, Jimmy Plyler, Lufkin High coach; a daughter, Miss Norma Plyler, University of Texas student; mother, Mrs. Beulah Murdock, Sherman; a brother, Arnold Murdock, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed Aston, Mose Blumrosen, Frank Garner, Doc Sheets, Henry Levy, Albert Fullerton, and Rufus Nutt.

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Mary Ellen (Thompson) Hedrick
Nov. 30, 1870 - Sep. 15, 1946

MRS. P. P. HEDRICK FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. P. P. Hedrick, aged 75 years, who died Sunday were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. J. Herron, Stephenville.

Mrs. Hedrick died at the family home, 607 South Fifteenth street. Mr. and Mrs. Hedrick had been married 60 years and six days. The family has resided in Corsicana 46 years.

Surviving are her husband P. P. Hedrick, Corsicana; four sons, W. P. and W. W. Hedrick, both of Corsicana; J. P. Hedrick, Stephenville, and Z. V. Hedrick, San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. J. G. Jackson, Lufkin, and Mrs. M. T. Shoemaker, Fort Worth, 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one brother, J. L. Thompson, Rialto, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Virgie Matthews, Rialto, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe P. Hedrick, Robert P. Hedrick, Duvall Hedrick, W. W. Hedrick, Billy B. Hedrick and Billy D. Jackson, all grandsons.

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Joyce (Loper) Nettles-Bryan
Oct 21, 1912 - Jul 3, 1975

House fire victim second of year in Corsicana

Corsicana recorded its second fire fatality of the years here early Thursday morning as Mrs. Joyce Loper Bryan, 62, died in a fire confined to one room of her five-room frame house at 2402 West Eighth Avenue.

Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton pronounced Mrs. Bryan dead at the scene, ruling suffocation on the inquest.

Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Bryan. Rev. Walter A. Burehrle will officiate. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

A native of Corsicana, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was a former postal employe.

She is survived by one son, M. H. Nettles, of Yukon, Okla.; two brothers, Ross Loper of Conroe and Rex Loper of Brownwood; one sister, Mrs. E. V. Baker of Houston; and four grandchildren.

According to Fire Chief Duane Womack, the fire was restricted to a bedroom that was being used as a little den. He said that apparently a lit cigarette left on a couch in the den started the fire.

An air conditioner in the den was running, which ventilated the fire and circulated smoke in the house. Firemen found Mrs. Bryan in a closet in her attempt to escape the fire and smoke, he added.

Another victim of the fire was Mrs. Bryan’s poodle that suffocated in a bedroom.

Substation Number 3 answered the call at 5:58 a.m. and Driver James Miller extinguished the fire assisted by Main Station Commander Bill Richardson and staff.

Smoke was visible from highway as many on-lookers came by to investigate.

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William Jennings “Jinks” Bryan
Feb 1, 1900 - Apr 23, 1951

Funeral Rites For Jinks Bryan

Funeral services for W. J. (Jinks) Bryan, 51, long-time Corsicana and Mildred resident, who died early Monday, were held from the Missionary Baptist church Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the church.

Surviving are three brothers, D. R. Bryan, Tyler; D. W. Bryan, Grapevine, and C. E. Bryan, Edinburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Middlebrook, Mildred, and Mrs. Minnie Nash, Kilgore, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, Jack Boyd, J. B. Paschal, L. N. Jackson, B. F. Arnet and R. V. Hatley.

Corley directed.

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Hugh Loper
Nov 11, 1885 - Apr 25, 1951

Hugh Loper Dies Wednesday Night

Hugh Loper, 65, died at his home, 1212 West Eleventh avenue, Wednesday night.

Funeral services are planned from the Corley Chapel Friday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Born Nov. 11, 1885, at Eustace, Loper was employed at the Corsicana postoffice for many years prior to his retirement due to ill health in 1938. He was prominent in Republican circles for years and was assistant postmaster before his retirement.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Rex Loper, Stephenville, and Ross H. Loper, Eagle Lake; two daughters, Mrs. E. V. Baker, Willsboro, N. Y., and Mrs. T. B. Bryan, Houston; a brother, Berry Loper, DeKalb; a sister, Mrs. Julia Holland, Eustace; four grandchildren and other relatives.

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Services Friday For Hugh Loper

Funeral services for Hugh Loper, 64, who died at the family home, 1212 West Eleventh avenue, Wednesday night, were held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Born at Eustace, Texas, Loper was appointed a clerk in the Corsicana postoffice April 1, 1914. He became superintendent of mails, March 1, 1921, and became assistant postmaster, Oct. 16, 1930.

Loper served as acting postmaster from July, 10, 1933 until Nov. 1, 1933, when he was re-assigned as assistant postmaster. He retied due to ill health Feb. 28, 1939.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Rex Loper, Stephenville, and Ross H. Loper, Eagle Lake; two daughters, Mrs. E. V. Baker, Willsboro, N. Y., and Mrs. T. B. Bryan, Houston; a brother, Berry Loper, DeKalb; a sister, Mrs. Julia Holland, Eustace; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John J. Garner, Alfred Highnote, Mose Blumrosen, W. H. Smith, Lloyd Holland, Tom B. Holland and Gilbert Sutherlin.

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Lora (Sheffield) Bailey
abt 1866 - Dec 10, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. E. A. BAILEY ARE PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Mrs. E. A. Bailey, former Corsicana resident, died with a heart attack Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. Soderlund in Wichita Falls.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her daughters, a granddaughter, and a number of nieces and nephews, including Miss Loreta Galliard, sanitarian of the Corsicana-Navarro County health unit.

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Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. E. A. Bailey

Funeral services for Mrs. E. A. Bailey, aged 80 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. Soderlund, in Wichita Falls Tuesday with a heart attack, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Bailey formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are her daughter, a granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were George Campbell, Bill King, Wiley Robinson, Tom Meadow, Ben Meadow and Jimmy Gordon.

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Mary Kate (Jack) Pinchbeck
Aug 22, 1896 - Nov 23, 1977

Mrs. Pinchbeck

Relatives Wednesday were notified of the death of Mrs. D. C. (Mary Kate) Pinchbeck, native of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Houston.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. O. J. Moore of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Donald Marr of Frankston; and a niece, Mrs. Jack V. McDaniel of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Pinchbeck

Services were to be this afternoon at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mary Kate Pinchbeck, 79, of Houston who died Wednesday in Houston. The Rev. David Hale was to officiate with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Joe Moore, Jack Moore, Gary Garinger, Bryan McDaniels, David McDaniels and Ed Blackburn.

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Stacye Elizabeth (Pinchback) Brown-Blackburn
Nov 22, 1883 - Jun 29, 1964

Mrs. Blackburn Expires Monday

Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Elizabeth Blackburn, 80, at 10 a.m. Thursday from Gause Ware Chapel in Fort Worth. She died in Fort Worth Monday night.

She is a former Corsicana resident.

Graveside services will be held at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana Thursday at 2 p.m. with McCammon Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Carl Scarborough, Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Mrs. Shelie Cary and Miss Carlina Scarborough, both of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Homer Logan, Jim Taylor, Jr.; B. B. Lord, Roy Peebles, P. S. Garner and Jarvis Pinchbeck.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul 1, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Barlow Brown 2nd husband unknown Blackburn; d/o William Shaver Pinchback & Nancy (Jarvis) Pinchbeck buried in Montgomery New Cemetery, Montgomery, Tx.

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Hold Services Mrs. Blackburn

Funeral for Mrs. Blackburn, 80, was held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Gause Ware chapel in Fort Worth. She died in Fort Worth Monday night.

Graveside services were conducted at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana Thursday at 2 p.m. with McCammon Funeral Home handling.

Rev. Cass French, Jr., conducted the rites.

A former Corsicanan, Mrs. Blackburn is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Carl Scarborough, Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Mrs. Shelie Cary and Miss Carlina Scarborough, both of Ft. Worth.

Pallbearers were Home Logan, Jim Taylor, Jr., B. B. Lord, Roy Pebbles, P. S. Garner and Jarvis Pinchbeck.

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Ida May (Marshall) Weems
Oct 5, 1883 - Apr 1, 1947

MRS. IDA MAY WEEMS FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED THURSDAY

Mrs. Ida May Weems, aged 63 years, died at the family home, 750 West Ninth avenue, Tuesday night at 11:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Chatfield, Navarro county, and life-long Methodist. Mrs. Weems had long been an active member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, G. W. Weems; a son, Marshall Weems; three grandchildren, Nancy, Janie and Marsha Weems, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Pallbearers were Norman Hardin, A. P. Hodge, J. M. Hodge, A. W. Smith, Paul H. Miller, A. E. Highnote, G. T. Highnote, G. J. Connelly and B. F. Marchbanks.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr 2, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George Walter Weems married Mar. 26, 1905 d/o Samuel Adkin Marshall and Victoria (Rogers) Marshall buried in Old Chatfield cemetery, Chatfield, Texas.

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RITES THURSDAY FOR MRS. IDA MAY WEEMS; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida May Weems, aged 63 years, 750 West Ninth avenue, who died Tuesday night, were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Weems was a life-long resident of Chatfield and Corsicana and was active in the Methodist church for many years.

Surviving are her husband, G. W. Weems; a son, Marshall Weems, three grandchildren, Nancy, Janie and Marsha Weems all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Norman Hardin, A. P. Hodge, J. M. Hodge, A. W. Smith, Paul H. Miller, A. E. Highnote, G. T. Highnote, G. J. Connelly and B. F. Marchbanks.

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George Walter Weems
Nov 5, 1877 - Apr 4, 1957

Saturday Rites For G. W. Weems

Funeral services for G. W. Weem, 79, who died in his home in Chatfield Thursday night of a heart attack, were held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. Howard Knox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church of which Weems was a member, assisted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills-Pleasant Grove Methodist circuit.

Judge Joe Allen, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes.

Weems was preparing his evening meal and apparently suffered a heart attack. He was found drooped on a cookstove with his face badly burned. He lived alone.

A native of Alabama, Weems was connected with the Southern Ice Company and later was employed at the Corsicana post office before his retirement several years ago.

Surviving are one son, Marshall Weems, Corsicana city commissioner; four grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. H. Hodge, J. P. Hodge, George Hodge, O. F. Crockett, Ed Ellington, Bill Draper and A. W. Smith.

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Ernest C. "Ernie" Cooper
Nov 2, 1926 - Apr 3, 2016

Ernest "Ernie" C. Cooper, of Henderson, made his transition Sunday, April 3, 2016, at his home after valiantly struggling through many illnesses. He was born Nov. 2, 1926, in the Elm Flat Community of Kerens, Texas, to Theresa Hines and Rev. Ennis Cooper. Ernest worshiped at Ebenezer Baptist Church and attended school in Corsicana, Texas. His grandfather, A.W. Hines Sr., gave the land for one of the Rosenwald Schools. Ernest first went to college at Prairie View, then graduated Paul Quin College, in 1949. Joining the U.S. Army during World War II, he was stationed in Japan. Ernest married Constance Hoage of Waco, Texas, and five children were born to their union. They moved to St. Paul, Minn., where he earned a masters of social work degree in group work/community organization. In June 1956, he also became a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. From the U.S. Reserves, he was called up to process recruits at Fort Campbell, Ky., during the Korean War. With his education and training, he has been professionally engaged in efforts to secure equal opportunity for blacks and other under-served minorities in all areas of community life. Ernest maintained an affiliation with the Urban League Movement for more than 60 years. He served in various roles to include executive director of the Minneapolis Urban League (1955-56) and then executive director of the St. Paul Urban League (1956-62). During the 1960s civil rights struggle, he gave leadership as the CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland (1962-72), creating the first Federal Manpower Training Initiative in a several statewide region. Ernie joined the National Urban League (NUL) as deputy director for the Mideast Region based in Akron, Ohio (1972-74). With a reorganization, the base was moved to Chicago, and renamed the Central Region. Connie passed away shortly after moving there. Ernest found love again and married Joan Smith of Chicago, in 1981. Ernest continued as Deputy Director (1975-84). Next he was appointed NUL Western Regional Director until its close in 1989, and thereafter served as a consultant. In 2002, the Coopers moved to Las Vegas, and Ernest continued, as a volunteer, to assist in bringing to fruition the Las Vegas Clark County Urban League. He was honored with the Whitney M. Young Jr. Medallion in 1994, received his 50 Year Service pin when they were created, and was committee chairman of the Quarter Century Club. He was a member of the 317th Combat Engineers Reunion Group and participated in the Chicago Connection, Las Vegas. Ernest was preceded in death by his wife, of 25 years, Connie in 1975; and his son, David in 1956. He is lovingly survived by his wife, of 35 years, Joan Nyala; his children, Dr. Nicholas Cooper-Lewter (Kripa), Columbia, S.C., Brian Christopher (Marguerite), Canyon, Texas, Antoinette Altomease, Omaha, Neb. and Dorian Clark, Henderson; a host of grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; is also greatly mourned by his many Hines and Cooper cousins; friends; and co-workers of the Urban League Movement. Services were previously held Saturday, April 9, at Scott Funeral Home, 1001 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Corsicana, TX (903) 874-3789. Burial was at Elm Flat Cemetery, Powell, Texas.

Mildred Louise (Cagle) Kelley
Oct 6, 1927 - Nov 14, 2019

Louise Kelley
Thursday, October 6th, 1927 - Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Louise Kelley, age 92, of Italy, passed away Thursday morning, November 14, 2019
the home of her daughter. She was born October 6, 1927 in Mertens, Texas to Isom Riley and Addie Lou (Coggins) Cagle. Louise married James Ervin Kelley, Jr. on October 12, 1945 in Italy and he preceded her in death on April 12, 1983. She was a member of the Italy Church of Christ, loved gardening and going to garage sales. Louise was a generous and loving mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her daughter, Cherrie Scott and husband Ronald ; two grandsons, Donovan Scott of Italy and Jeremy Scott and wife Kristina of Gracemont, OK; two great grandchildren, Hayden and Heath of Gracemont, OK; two sisters-in-law, Bobbie Davis of Italy and Joyce Cagle of North Richland Hills; two brothers-in-law, Bill Dodd of North Richland Hills and Frank Murphy of Haltom City. Louise was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James Ervin Kelley, Jr.; two brothers, Jim Cagle and Ray Cagle; five sisters, Gladys Ross, Lela Ward, Clara Dodd, Betty Cole and Ann Murphy.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6PM to 8PM Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin chapel in Italy.

Funeral services will be 2PM Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy with Mr. Walter Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow at the Dresden Cemetery in Dresden, TX.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main St., Waxahachie, Texas 75165. (972)937-2211

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Wanda Marie (Owens) Moore
Jul 24, 1939 - Mar 19, 1991

Wanda Owens Moore, 51, of Corsicana, died March 19, 1991, in Navarro.
Services were 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery.
She was born July 24, 1939, in Corsicana, and was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. She was a registered nurse and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Matt and Carrie Davis of Garland; her parents, Ellis T. and Gladys Owens of Corsicana; and a number of cousins.
Pallbearers were Ray York, Bo Wilcox, Robert Fulton, David Bray, Harvey Fishero, Don Whitten, Herbert Wilcox and Jimmie Jackson.

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Kara Jennifer (Wharton) Ferguson-Wharton
Jul 9, 1989 - Nov 8, 2019

Kara Jennifer Wharton, 30, was killed Thursday, Nov. 8, 2019 on her way to work in a terrible fiery multi-vehicle crash on Highway 35 in Denton, when an 18-wheeler carrying full propane tanks collided and exploded in a fireball on top of five vehicles.

Kara was born July 9, 1989 in Denver, Colorado to Kristin Griffiths and Mike Wharton. She married Paul Ferguson and divorced a few years later.
Kara is preceded in death by her mother, Kristin Griffiths.

She is survived by her brother, David Cowan, 19; father, Mike Wharton and Rhonda; step-father Steve Cowan and grandparents, Helen and Ken Griffiths.
She is sadly missed by all especially by her partner, Anthony Fragoso.

Kara was a fun loving person and had the most beautiful singing voice. While attended UNT she first majored in music and then switched to Linguistics. She was fluent in German and was especially talented in Japanese and Mandarin.

When her mother became ill, Kara moved to Corsicana and spent the next two years at Navarro College performing in choir and concerts.
Due to the extensive investigation of the accident, no funeral services has been set at this time.

Kara's mantra was "expect nothing, appreciate all."

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Jill Suzanne (Dosser) Coody
Oct 13, 1967 - Nov 11, 2019

Jill Suzanne Dosser Coody passed away in Waco Nov. 11, 2019 at the age of 52.

Jill is survived by her son, Doss Coody; father, Jerry Dosser; mother Jo Clemens, and sister, Julie Cockroft. Jill is lovingly remembered by family and friends throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

Jill was born Oct. 13, 1967 in Garland. She was a 1985 graduate from King High School in Corpus Christi and went on to earn an education degree from Texas Tech University in 1989.

Jill worked as a teacher immediately after graduation. She also owned a scrapbook store and was an editor later in her career.

Jill enjoyed music, scrapbooking, and helping others. Jill participated in choir as an adolescent, sang in the church choir as an adult, and loved to play the piano. She had a kind soul, caring for others continually, even as she battled her long-term illness. Most importantly, Jill was a devoted mother to Doss and loved him dearly.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton funeral home. Griffin-Roughton is located at 1530 N. 45th St, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Interment will immediately follow at Resthaven Memorial Park at 5400 W Highway 31, Corsicana, TX.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Daniel Wayne "Danny" Rose
Feb 27, 1964 - Nov 17, 2019

Daniel 'Danny' Wayne Rose, 55, formerly of Barry passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School class of '82. Danny was an avid lover of baseball and served as a little league coach and mentor for many years around Navarro county. He loved hunting dove and white-tail deer.

Danny is preceded in death by his father Roy Lynn Rose.

He is survived by his daughter Hannah Rose; son, Caleb Rose and his wife, Kailea; granddaughter Kactus Faucett; mother, Diane Rose; two brothers, Joey Rose and Jay Rose; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette, Navarro County with Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home, 120 S.W. 3rd St Kerens, TX. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Baylor Scott & White of Waxahachie, Texas.

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Lillian (Sanders) Montgomery-Dechaume
Nov 6, 1935 - Nov 14, 2019

Lillian Dechaume age 84, of Corsicana left this world to be with her family in Heaven on Nov. 14, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at New Pursley Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 15, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Andrew Jackson Montgomery & Billy Wayne Dechaume; d/o William Francis Sanders and Edna Adell (Whitaker) Sanders-Brison

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Lillian age 84, of Corsicana left this world to be with her family in Heaven on November 14, 2019. She was born November 6, 1935 in Corsicana to William Francis and Edna Adell Sanders. She married Billy Wayne Dechaume.

She worked her life as humble as possible. Her last job was Collin Street Bakery (Seasonal) for years. She was a loving soul. Always happy and content with her life. Family was her biggest blessing.

Her family would like to appreciate her granddaughter Wendy McCain, her husband Allen McCain, her daughters Tessa, Kara, and Ashleigh for taking such good care of Lillian for 15 years and giving her all the comfort and love she deserved.

Lillian was preceded in death by both parents William Francis Sanders and Edna Adell Brison; husband, Billy Wayne Dechaume; brother, Theodore Newton Sanders; son, Jerry Glenn Montgomery; daughters, Jackie Lynn Montgomery, Lillian Ann Bonner, Gladys Marie Beamon; granddaughter Anna Marie Beamon; great grandsons, Justin Ray Weise and Jacob Ross Montgomery.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Wendy and Allen McCain, Jerald and Devon Montgomery, Jason and Jerika Montgomery, Brandy Weise, Richard Weise, Connie and Joey York, Lacie and Jeremy Combs, Crystal Lewis and Andrew and Victoria Beamon. Great grandchildren, Tessa and Ej Aguilar, Kara McCain and David Raper, Ashleigh and Justin Patton, Sarah Montgomery, Jerry Montgomery, Kelly Montgomery, Maegan and Dalton Castillo, William Weise, Kaleb Weise, Trey York, Stephen York, Jayden York, Amy Sorbsy, Dixie Snowden, Rylie Combs, Lexis Combs, Bubba Combs, Lane Combs, Destiny Freeman. Great great grandchildren, Maddie Zuniga, Landen and Leighlyn Aguilar, Kaselynn Patton, Easton and Hudson Castillo and sister, Wanda Prickett. Numerous other family and friends she was blessed.

Visitation will be 6:00 pm -8:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside funeral service will be 2:00 pm Monday, November 18, 2019 at New Pursley Cemetery.

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