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Alice Josephine (Lang) Stewart
Nov 27, 1880 - Jul 25, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. H. R. STEWART

Funeral services for Mrs. H. R. Stewart, aged 65 years, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Stewart was the daughter of the late Charles F. Lang. She was born in Orange and came to Corsicana as a small child.

Surviving are her husband, H. R. Stewart, Corsicana; four sons, Hugh M. Stewart, Baytown; Carl A. Stewart, Weatherford,; Eugene R. Stewart, Corsicana and Glenn L. Stewart, Galveston; four grandchildren; a brother, Robert C. Lang, Waller; three sisters, Mrs. John Walling and Mrs. Alva Bendall, both of Houston, and Mrs. Bert Brown, Dallas and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were C. C. McCuiston, Marion Simpson, Alva Taylor, Col. John J. Garner, Hayes Bonner, Percy Nowell, M. C. Dickson and Albert Gallaway.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Notes:
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul. 27, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Charles Frederick Lang & Harriet Elizabeth (Milhop) Lang-Stanford buried Hollywood cemetery, Houston, Texas

Samuel Edward “Ed” Willis
1859 – Apr 8, 1946

Rites Held Here For S. E. (Ed) Willis

Funeral services for S. E. (Ed) Willis, aged 88 years, who died at his home here Monday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

A native of Illinois, he had resided in Corsicana since 1873. He was the oldest member of the local WOW Lodge and had served as head of the local carpenter’s union on a number of occasions.

Surviving are a son, P. E. Willis, Glendale, Calif.; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Pallbearers were P. P. Herdick, Walter Hayes, Hays Bonner, Frank Holmes, Wade Smith, W. T. Carter, John C. Hughes and Murphy Williams.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Apr. 10, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Stella Frances (Miles) Willis married Oct 28, 1884; s/o James E. Willis & Jane (Short) Willis (son Pervey Edward Willis buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, Calif.

Stella Frances (Miles) Willis
Jul 30, 1860 - Jan 2, 1946

FUNERAL TO BE HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. ED WILLIS

Funeral services for Mrs. Ed Willis, aged 85 years, who died at the family residence, 625 North Thirteenth street Wednesday, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall former pastor of the First Presbyterian church here, assisted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor.

A native of Illinois, Mrs. Willis had resided in Corsicana since 1884. She had been a member of the First Presbyterian church for 61 years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a son, P. E. Willis, Glendale, Calif.; a granddaughter and a great-grandson, both of Glendale, Calif., and sister, Mrs. Alice M. Potter, Los Angeles.

Mrs. Willis was Miss Stella Frances Miles before her marriage and after finishing school, conducted an insurance business until her marriage, Oct. 28, 1884, and her moving to Corsicana. Mr. and Mrs. Willis had resided at their present home the past 38 years.

Pallbearers will be Wade Smith, Allen Edens, John Sullivan, Hayes Bonner, Murphy Williams, John Hughes, H. R. Stewart and Harry Blanding.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 7, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Samuel Edward “Ed” Willis married Oct. 28, 1884; d/o Jacob Thomas Miles & Mary Frances (Linder) Miles (son Pervey Edward Willis buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, Calif.

Paula Jo Nutt
Mar 12, 1946 - Mar 12, 1946

FUNERAL FOR INFANT DAUGHTER OF RUFUS NUTT HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Paula Jo Nutt, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus E. Nutt, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Beauchamp and Police Chief and Mrs. Bruce Nutt, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Jennie Margaret (Gray) Blue
Sep 12, 1897 - Dec 26, 1962

Mrs. Blue Dies In Henderson, Rites Friday

Mrs. Margaret Blue, 65, beautician, 109 South Twenty-Ninth street, widow of the late W. D. Blue, Bethlehem Steel Supply Company, employe, died in Henderson, Wednesday. She became ill while on a visit in Henderson.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Central Methodist church in Fort Worth, and Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. R. Randolph, Houston; a son, Bill Blue, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren, a brother, Jake Bray, and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Hardin and Mrs. John E. Williams, all of Henderson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Nelson Gallaway, E. Lyman Barnes, Oscar Burns, Sneed Hamilton, Shirley Goins, Francis Baldauf, A. S. Nagy and Leon Phillips.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 27, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Daniel William Blue, Sr; d/o Jeremiah M. “Jack” Gray & Ida Theodocia (Oldham) Gray buried in Good Springs Duncan cemetery, Good Springs, Rusk, Texas

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Friday Rites For Mrs. Blue

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Blue, 65, beautician, 190 South Twenty-Ninth street, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Blue died in Henderson Wednesday after becoming ill while on a visit. She was the widow of the late D. W. Blue, Bethlehem Supply Company plant employee.

The rites were conducted by Dr. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Central Methodist church, Fort Worth, formerly of Corsicana, and Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. R. Randolph, Houston; a son, Bill Blue, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren, a brother, Jage Gray and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Hardin and Mrs. John E. Williams all of Henderson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Nelson Gallaway, E. Lyman Barnes, Oscar Burns, Sneed Hamilton, Shirley Goins, Francis Baldauf, A. S. Nagy and Leon Phillips.

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Robert Bates Molloy, Judge
Feb 13, 1864 - Mar 16, 1946

Funeral Rites For R. B. Molloy Planned Monday

R. B. Molloy, aged 82 years, dean of the Navarro County Bar Association, died at his home Saturday.

Funeral services will be held from the family home, 418 West Third Ave Monday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Molloy retired from the active practice of law several years ago because of ill health.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, and two sons, Dr. M. S. Molloy, El Paso and Gerald Molloy, Corsicana, and a brother, Frank Molloy, Tahlequah, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Wilbur A. Wright, Robert Cooksey, Dave Borden, J. N. Garity, Wayne Milligan and Bob Bush, Ennis.

McCammon Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Mar 16, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Eugene Winston (Settle) Molloy married Jul. 27,1893 2nd wife Robert (Neblett) Molloy married May 19, 1922; s/o John T. Molloy & Mary (Bates) Molloy

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FUNERAL RITES FOR R. B. MOLLOY HELD ON MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for R. B. Molloy, 82, dean of the Navarro County Bar Association, who died Saturday morning, were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the family home, 418 West Third Avenue. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of St. Johns Episcopal church. He had resided in Corsicana practically all of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Dr. M. S. Molloy, El Paso, and Gerald Molloy, Corsicana, and a brother, Frank Molloy, Tahlequah, Okla.

Pallbearers were Wilbur A. Wright, Robert Cooksey, Dave Borden, J. N. Garitty, Wayne Milligan and Bob Bush, Ennis.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Robert Gerald Molloy
Feb 7, 1896 - May 5, 1966

Hold Rites For R. G. Molloy

Saturday funeral rites were held at 11 a.m. for R. G. Molloy, 68 World War I Veteran who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery, following services in the Corley Chapel. Rites were conducted by Rev. David Watts, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Molloy, a resident of the Navarro Hotel, is survived by a brother, Dr. M. S. Molloy, El Paso.

Pallbearers were Ed M. Polk, W. A. Lang, A. W. Frey, W. V. Mowlam, Oliver Albritton and C. V. Breithaupt, Jr.

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Robert (Neblett) Molloy
Aug 13, 1888 - Dec 26, 1959

Mrs. Molloy Dies Saturday; Rites Pending

Mrs. R. B. Molloy, life-long Corsicana resident, 418 West Third avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic shortly before noon Saturday. She became ill early Friday night and was taken to the clinic.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jack Hagar, Rockport; a brother, Robert Neblett, Schenectady, N. Y.; a step-son, Gerald Molloy, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Mrs. Molloy was active in the Women’s Auxiliary and Sunday School of St. John’s Episcopal church, one of the organizers of Kinsloe House, member of the Kinsloe House board and active in a number of committees including being chairman at the present time of the Enlargement Fund; charter member and an organizer of the Nature Study Club, former member of the James Blair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; chairman and head of the Corsicana Day Nursery, active in civic music circles, Salvation Army and other organizations in the community.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Saturday afternoon at McCammon Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Molloy Services Held Here Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. R. B. Molloy, 78, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday, were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., and the Rev. Sam Hulsey, rector and assistant rector, respectively, of St. John’s Episcopal church of which she was a long-time active member and leader in the woman’s auxiliary.

Mrs. Molloy was born at 418 West Third avenue, Corsicana, the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. R. S. Neblett, pioneer resident of Corsicana, and resided there her entire life. She was the widow of the late Judge R. B. Molloy, a well-known attorney.

While she had not been in the best of health for some time she became seriously ill Friday night and was taken to the clinic.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jack Hagar, Rockport; a brother, Robert Neblett, Schenectady, N. Y.; two step-sons, Gerald Molloy, Corsicana and Max Molloy, El Paso, and other relatives.

Active in the Woman’s Auxiliary and other circles of the Episcopal church, Mrs. Molloy was chairman and head of the Corsicana Day Nursery, was active in the Salvation Army and other similar organizations, was one of the founders and long-time directors and leaders of the Kinsloe House, and headed the Enlargement Fund campaign of Kinsloe House at the time of her death; was an organizer and charter member of the Nature Study Club years ago, was a former member of James Blair Chapter of the DAR, and was active in civic and music organizations of the community.

Pallbearers were the following vestrymen of St. John’s Episcopal church – Wade Blackford, Doyle West, W. A. Lang, James T. West, R. L. Wheelock, Jr.; L. A. Johnson, Jr.; Glenn Scholle, C. V. Breithaupt, Jr.; Joe M. Daniel and James Ruth.

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Thelma Isabel (Molloy) Lang
Mar 10, 1898 - Dec 9, 1957

Mrs. W. A. Lang Expires Monday, Services Tuesday

Mrs. W. A. Lang, 58, died at the family residence, 1717 Sycamore, Monday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector of the church, of which Mrs. Lang had been a member for many years.

The family requests no flowers.

Mrs. Lang was born at Malakoff, March 10, 1898.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, W. A. Lang, Jr., and Dr. Robert A. Lang; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Wilson and Mrs. Julian (Dude) Ransom, all of Corsicana; a brother, Louis C. Molloy, Austin, and other relatives.

Members of St. John’s vestry will be pallbearers.

McCammon directs.

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. Lang

Funeral services for Mrs. W. A. Lang, 59, who died Monday morning at the family home, 1717 Sycamore, were held from St. John’s Episcopal church Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Born March 3, 1898, in Malakoff, Mrs. Lang had resided in Corsicana practically all of her life and had been a member of St. John’s many years.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, W. A. Lang, Jr. and Dr. Robert A. Lang; six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Joe Wilson and Mrs. Dude Ransom, all of Corsicana, and a brother, Louis C. Molloy, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed M. Polk, Ed Rittersbacher, James West, R. L. Wheelock, Jr.; Dr. Carter Pannill and Wade Blackford. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Bodenhamer, W. B. Tatum, Glen Scholle, Judge A. P. Mays and R. R. Cocke, all members of St. John’s vestry.

McCammon directed.

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Samuel Richard “Sam” Fausett
Jan 4, 1872 - Jan 30, 1946

EX-SUPERINTENDENT OF COUNTY FARM TO BE BURIED FRIDAY

Sam R. Fausett, aged 74 years, former superintendent of the Navarro county farm at Petty’s Chapel, died at his home in Dallas Wednesday following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Fausett was a resident of the Chatfield community for many years before he moved to Dallas.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Jones, Spearman; Mrs. Eula Beasley, and Mrs. Gladys Bass, both of Dallas; two sons, Lee Fausett, Dallas, and Hayes Fausett, Chatfield; a brother, R. S. Fausett, Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Vanianingham, Merkel, and Mrs. Emma Walker, Hot Springs, Ark., eight grandchildren, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR S. R. FAUSETT

Funeral services for S. R. Fausett, aged 74 years, former Navarro county resident, who died at his home in Dallas, Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Hugh B. Baker of Dallas, and Rev. B. E. Kimbrough, Methodist minister of Holland, Texas.

Fausett was a long-time resident of Chatfield prior to moving to Dallas several years ago. He served as superintendent of the Navarro county farm in the Petty’s Chapel community for several years.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Jones, Spearman; Mrs. Eula Beasley, and Mrs. Gladys Bass, both of Dallas; two sons, Lee Fausett, Dallas, and Hayes Fausett, Chatfield; a brother, R. S. Fausett, Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Vanianingham, Merkel, and Mrs. Emma Walker, Hot Springs, Ark., eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John J. Bryant, C. E. McWilliams, Jack Megarity, N. J. Garrett, all of Corsicana; Albert Barker and Robert Cox, both of Dallas.

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Ella Mae (Hayes) Fausett
Sep 13, 1880 - May 14, 1960

Mrs. Fausett Services Held

Mrs. S. R. Fausett, 79, native of Navarro county, died in Dallas Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Don McGown.

Mrs. Fausett resided in the Chatfield community for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Lee Fausett, Dallas, and Hayes Fausett, Britton; three daughters, Mrs. Roy Jones, Spearman; Mrs. Eula Krutleka and Mrs. Gladys Bass, both of Dallas; a brother, Judge Walter Hayes, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. G. H. Blankenship, Petty’s Chapel; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Norman Flaning, Alvin Jones, Curry Butler, Burleigh Butler, Jim Frazier and Albert Barker.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 16, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Samuel Richard Fausett; d/o John D. Hayes & Mary Elizabeth (Dickson) Hayes buried in Petty’s Chapel cemetery

Philo Harriett (Fausett) Webb
Apr 28, 1876 - Nov 22, 1959

Mrs. R. M. Webb Rites Monday

Mrs. R. M. Webb, 83, native of Alabama, 924 West Thirteenth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning. She had resided in Corsicana 51 years.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church; and Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Jeff Webb, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Scoggins, Corsicana; Mrs. Arthur Fuller, Dallas,; Mrs. Dee Page, Ceres, Calif., and Mrs. H. T. Mix, Amarillo; 20 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; six sisters, Mrs. Imogene Holden, Mrs. Albert E. Pasche, Mrs. Margaret Markle, and Mrs. J. W. Akin, all of Dallas; Mrs. Claude E. Penny, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Guy W. Robinson, Gardenia, Calif.; four brothers, John E. and Homer H. Faucett, both of Dallas; Thomas R. And Arnold A. Faucett, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charlie J. Rhodes, Bill Watson, Donnie E. Dionist, James Scoggins, Henry W. Scoggins, Ralph Scoggins, Robert Andrews and Marion Webb.

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William “Red” Croft, Sr.
Jan 18, 1895 - Jan 27, 1974

W. Croft

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William (Red) Croft, Sr., 79, of Corsicana who died Sunday at Twilight Home.

Rev. E. H. Egge will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Corsicana, an employe of Bethlehem Supply, a member of First Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Aubrey Blue and Mrs. Hallie Nowell, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Charles W. Croft of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 28, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Alma Lillian (Grantham) Croft-Beauchamp; s/o Charles William Croft, Atty. & Caroline Nancy “Carrie” (Foster) Croft

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W. Croft

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William (Red) Croft, Sr., 79, of Corsicana who died Sunday at Twilight Home.

Rev. E. H. Egge was to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Pallbearers include Sam Nagy, Kenneth Hawkins, Allen Justiss, Hubert Braselton, Campbell Gillespie, Sr., and Shirley Goins.

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James Harlin Compton
Oct 18, 1914 - Feb 18, 1991

J.H. Compton, 76, of Corsicana, died Feb. 18, 1991 at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. John Scarff and Dr. Charles Rice officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was a teacher and principal for 45 years, which began as a teacher in Bryan. Following a stint in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a lieutenant junior grade, he moved to Corsicana and taught at Sam Houston Elementary School. He moved to Terrell where he was principal of Terrell High School from 1950 to 1957, and organized the Terrell Tigerettes Drill Team. He returned to Corsicana and was principal for
45 years, which began as a teacher in Bryan. Following a stint in the U.S. Nvy during World War II as a lieutenant junior grade, he moved to Corsicana and taught at Sam Houston Elementary School. He moved to Terrell where he was principal of Terrell High School from 1950 to 1957, and organized the Terrell Tigerettes Drill Team. He returned to Corsicana and was principal of Collins Junior High School from its beginning until he retired in 1981. After retiring from teaching, he operated a nursery business for 10 years. He was a member of st. John's Episcopal Church, a Mason and Shriner, a former Boy scout leader, a former Lions fclub member and had served on the board of directors of the Warehouse Living Arts Center.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delia Compton, on Nov. 19, 1981.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Karen Compton of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Ellen Compton of Corsicana; three sisters, Hallie Doolen and Mattie Marsh, both of Beaumont, and Gladys McDowell of Corsicana; 11 nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Smith, Harlan Jordan, Gerald Whitehead, James Greer, Paul Ross, Ted Warren, Bill Marshall and Jim Rushing. J.B.
Kirkpatrick will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 19, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • h/o Noleta (Hardie) Compton & Delia Compton; s/o Ezra Donald Compton & Lettie Bertha (Milam) Compton
  • US NAVY WWII

Presentacion Cantu, Sr.
Nov 21, 1919 - Feb 21, 1991

Presentacion Cantu Sr., 71, of Corsicana, died Feb. 21, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Pantaleon Rios officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 21, 1919, in Rio Grande City and had lived in Corsicana since 1969. He was a ranch worker and a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by four daughters, Maria Elena Gonzalas, Gloria Villarreal and Maria Graciela Cantu, all of Corsicana, and Maria Del Carmen Rios of Hillsboro; three sons, Presentacion Cantu Jr. of San Juan, Texas, Roel "Boy" Cantu of Silver City, and Higinio "Henry: Cantu of Corsicana; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tony Gonzales Jr., Javier Villarreal Jr., Henry Cantu Jr., Roy Cantu Jr., Henry Aragon, Arnold Cantu Jr., Edward Villarreal and Manuel Cantu.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 22, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • h/o Josepha (Fuentes) Cantu

Carrie B. (Spurlock) Dawson
Oct 4, 1907 - Feb 23, 1991

Mrs. Carrie B. Dawson, 82, of Abilene, died Feb. 23, 1991, in Abilene.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. T.C. Melton officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Dawson was born Oct. 4, 1907, in McLennan County and married John T. Dawson Jan. 26, 1929. She was a member of the EElm Crest Baptist Church in Abilene and was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Denver City, Texas. She taught 5-year-old Sunday School for 40 years. She moved to Abilene from Corsicana in 1981.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Dawson in 1978.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Doris L. Feemster of Abilene, and Billie Huffman of Houston; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Effie Rutherford of Corsicana, and Georgia Valentine Gay of Tyler; and one brother, John Bird Spurlock of Waco.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 25, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the Collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • w/o John Thomas Dawson; d/o John Bird Spurlock & Alice Elizabeth (Majors) Spurlock

Winnie Lee (Davis) Rankin
Sep 4, 1898 - Mar 3, 1991

Winnie Lee Rankin, 92, of Corsicana, died March 3, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Charles Rice officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.,

She was born Sept 4, 1898, in Georgia, and was a long time resident of Corsicana and a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Rankin.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. James Ruth of Corsicana, Mrs.
Robert Wilcoxson of Dalhart and Mrs. Cyril Wadzita of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Charles D. Rankin of McAllen; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Fred Forster of Dallas.

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Ruth Marie (Atwood) Lee
Aug 2, 1923 - Mar 3, 1991

Ruth Marie Lee, 67, of Corsicana, died Mar 3, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Jasper County, and had lived in Corsicana since 1970. She was a member of Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include one son, Wendell Oliver Lee of Corsicana; one daughter-in-law, Catherine Ann Lee of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Emma Ann McNeill
Feb. 20, 1931 - Sept. 16, 2019

Emma McNeill, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at Twilight Nursing Facility in Corsicana to join her deceased husband, two brothers and two sisters.

She was born Feb. 20, 1931 to Stevens County, Minnesota.

Emma is survived by two daughters, Charlene Ford of Corsicana and Linda Fairchild of Ashdown Arkansas; one son, James Price of Lafayette, Tennessee; three grand sons, Jeff Ford of Grapevine, Joe Ford of Arlington and Keith Robinson of Ashdown, Arkansas; one grand daughter, Michelle Price of Lafayette, Tennessee; two great grandchildren and two sisters, Mildred Maus of Chokio, Minnesota and Joyce Kramer of Morris Minnesota.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.

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Charles Rol Randle
Jan 3, 1933 - Sep 15, 2019
 

Charles Rol Randle, 86, of Corsicana Texas passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Rol was born on Jan. 3, 1933 in San Angelo, Texas to the late Hamlin Manley Randle and Viola Owens.

Rol was a member of the United States Armed Forces from 1957 - 1961. He retired as an Account Specialist from Southwestern Bell corporation in Dallas, Texas on Feb. 8, 1988 after 20 years of service.

Rol had many friends in Corsicana and the Dallas area. After living in Dallas, Cedar Creek, Eureka, Scurry and Waxahachie, he chose to retire in Corsicana at Heritage Place. He could often be seen driving around on his golf cart with his beloved dog, Karma, helping to keep the grounds clean and visiting with residents.

Rol was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Dee Randle and Tommy Randle, and his sister Opal Cunningham.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Carol Randle; several nieces and nephews, Guy Cunningham, Terry Randle, Lynne (Randle) Mumme, Stephen Randle, Tommie (Randle) Balcom, Mark Randle, Laurie (Randle) Bedsole and numerous great nieces and nephews who he enjoyed being around and attending birthday parties.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 in the chapel at Northside Baptist Church, 2800 North Beaton St. in Corsicana Texas.

Memorial contributions may be given to one of his favorite charities, Baylor Cancer Center in Dallas Texas or St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Frances Nathaniel Holton
Dec 15, 1888 - Apr 2, 1960

Francis Holton Rites Tuesday

Funeral rites for Francis N. Holton, 71, World War I veteran, who died in the VA hospital at Temple Saturday, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Wm. J. Moore, Baptist minister. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Francis N. Holton, Jr., El Monte, Calif.; Cecil H. Holton, Wichita Falls; Raymond D. Holton, Dallas, and Norman L. Holton, Sacramento, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Davis, Corsicana; 19 grandchildren, a brother, Homer Holton, Wellington and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. T. Arnett, Charles Arnett, J. L. Stubbs, Odell Templeton, H. O. Valentine and Travis Arnett.

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Jewell Loise (Pugh) Miles
Jul 23, 1904 - Mar 8, 1947

MRS. JEWELL MILES DIED LATE SATURDAY; RITES HELD MONDAY

Mrs. Jewell Miles, aged 42 years, died at the family home, 704 West Tenth avenue, Saturday night at 9:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Assembly of God church. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Inlow, pastor of the church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, R. E. Miles, Corsicana; two sons and daughters-in-law, J. B. and Jeanette Miles, Corsicana; R. E. and Elnora Miles, Galveston; two brothers, L. C. Pugh, Sulphur Springs, and D. R. Miles, Needles, Calif.; six sisters, Mrs. E. P. Gilliam, Galveston; Mrs. W. E. Donley, Corsicana; Mrs. Jack Miller, Sulphur Springs; Mrs. Mack Morgan, Sulphur Spring; Mrs. Faye Whitworth, Galveston; Mrs. J. C. Gallup, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Miller, Mack Morgan, W. E. Donley, J. C. Gallup, Johnny Carson and O. W. Carroll.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar. 10, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Earl Miles, Sr; d/o Albert Ross Pugh & Maud Maggie (Johnson) Pugh buried in Como cemetery, Como, Texas.

James Bueal Miles
Mar 5, 1921 - Nov 24, 1958

James B. Miles Dies On Monday

James B. Miles, 37, World War II veteran, died in a Houston veterans administration hospital Monday. He was a service station operator.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clarence Williams, pastor of the Second Avenue Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Robert K. Miles; father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Miles, Corsicana; a brother, Robert E. Miles, Jr., Houston; grandmother, Mrs. A. R. Pugh, Cleburne, and other relatives.

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Alene Mae (Keith) Cox-Kurtz
Dec 29, 1918 - Jul 25, 2018

Alene Mae Cox Kurtz, long-time Tulsa resident, passed away July 25, 2018 at the age of 99. Alene was born in Corsicana, TX on December 29, 1918 to Willis and Allie Keith.

Alene was a member of Harvard Avenue Christian Church since 1960 and past president of the Tulsa Mrs. Club.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Heber Cox, Jr. and Thomas W. Kurtz.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Johnson of Oklahoma City, Nancy Cox of Tulsa; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Diane Cox, also of Tulsa; her sister, Helen Cates of Tulsa, OK; her sister-in-law, Letha Lee Musick of Tulsa, OK; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Private family service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to A-Vow Hospice of Broken Arrow. Ninde Brookside Chapel 918-742-5556 www.ninde.com

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • w/o (1) Heber Cox, Jr. & (2) Thomas William Kurtz; d/o Willis Brown Keith & Allie Mabel (McAfee) Keith
  • Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK

Mary (Vasquez) Yankie
May 19, 1939 - Sep 9, 2019
 

Mary Yankie
May 19, 1939 - September 08, 2019

Mary Vasquez Yankie, 80, of Purdon, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at her home. A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12 followed by Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana with Father Juan Carlos as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mary was born May 19, 1939 in the Corbet community of Navarro County to Soledad and Maria Faustina (Granado) Vasquez. She lived most all of her life in Navarro County except for the few years that she lived in Michigan from 1955-60. Mary was retired but had worked for Navarro Memorial Hospital and the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department. When not working, she enjoyed listening to music, feeding birds around her yard, working in the garden and tending to flowers but she especially loved going to garage sales and the casinos in Louisiana and Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Manuel Vasquez and Saturnino Vasquez and two sisters, Refugio Alvarado and Maria Soledad Aldama.

Survivors include her son, Desi Castillo of Purdon; two daughters, Anna Castillo of Purdon and Patty McCormick and husband, Steve of Dawson; a brother, Joseph Vasquez and wife, Patti of Sunnyvale; three sisters, Dolores Leos of Mesquite, Petra Collins and husband, Jim of Brenham and Josephine Gonzalez and husband, Tino of Capac, Michigan; two grandchildren, Austin Merrifaye McCormick of Salt Lake City, Utah and Hannah Hurtado of Corsicana; one great-granddaughter, LillyAnna Hurtado of Corsicana and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members and friends.

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Robert Earl Steptoe
Nov 28, 1945 - Feb 20, 2019

Robert Earl Steptoe of Dallas, Texas
November 28, 1945 - February 20, 2019
Robert Earl Steptoe was born on November 28, 1945 in Corsicana Texas to Cora B. Woods and Eugene Steptoe. Robert received his education at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, TX. He loved baseball, dominos, listening to his jazz and blues and every now and then he would cut up with his boys. His health started to fail because of dementia. He is proceeded in death by his father mother and sister Cora.

Robert Steptoe leaves behind a loving family of brothers and sisters: Margaret Mathis of Corsicana, Freddy Steptoe of Dallas, Stanley Steptoe of Dallas, Gladys Patterson Dallas; children, Rufus Cummings of Arlington, Robert Cummings of Mansfield, Joshua Steptoe of Carrollton, Timmithy Steptoe of Dallas, Edith Henderson of Grand Prairie, Bradrick Steptoe Washington DC, Tameka Ferguson of Houston, and last but not least Deondra Steptoe of Dallas tx, and a host of grandchildren.

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Kenneth Tyler Underriner
Jun 4, 1983 - Jun 14, 2018

Kenneth Tyler Underriner

June 4, 1983 ~ June 14, 2018 (age 35)

Kenneth Tyler Underriner was born June 4, 1983 in Corsicana, TX the first child of Dr. Ken and Sharon Underriner. He attended Mabank Public Schools, graduating from Mabank High School in 2001 – lettering in basketball and golf. Tyler entered Texas A&M University as part of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie class of 2005, where he specialized in the “recreational sciences,” ultimately graduating with his degree in Agricultural Journalism.

After receiving his degree, Tyler began the pursuit of his true vocation: establishing and building personal relationships with others, not just the selling of a product.  Beginning locally at Teague Chevrolet and A Plus Affordable Roofing, he then moved on to Cowboy Toyota in Dallas.  During this time, he did the best selling job of his life, selling himself to Ashley Clark, who would become his wife and best friend for life.  In 2012, Tyler and Ashley moved to Katy, TX, and he began a career in Oil & Gas with L.A. Turbine, selling gas turboexpanders to plants across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

The couple moved back to Dallas, with Ashley supporting the family from her new position at UT Southwestern, and Tyler began the process of seeking new opportunities.  Tyler loved sports of every kind and hoped to one day unite this passion with a career in sports.   During college, he worked in the Ticket Office for Aggie Athletics where his boss told him he was the worst employee ever. Clearly his professional skills had developed, because he was hired into sales for the Dallas Maverick organization; a job he truly loved. He recently received the Champion Award for Total Revenue Sold, #1 in New Revenue, Top Producer, and Million Dollar Seller; ultimately rising to the position of Season Ticket Sales Manager for the organization.  Along with a new career path, Tyler followed his dream by continuing his education, achieving his MBA from University of Phoenix in 2017. 

After the loss of their first child, Will, they were blessed to have a miracle son, Jack Andrew on March 19, 2017.  Tyler so enjoyed everyone else’s children, so it was a dream fulfilled to have a child of his own.

Tyler Underriner left this world on June 13, 2018 as a loving husband, father, son, brother, cousin, uncle, and friend.  Survivors include his wife Ashley, son Jack Andrew, parents, Ken and Sharon Underriner, sister Katy, grandmothers Gerry Frensley and Pat Underriner, in-laws Dennis and Phyllis Clark, brother-in-law Dustin, his wife Casey, along with nieces Kaylee and Lillie.

The Underriner and Clark families would especially like to thank their church family at FUMC Mabank and the Dallas Mavericks organization for their unwavering support during this difficult time.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at First United Methodist Church of Mabank, TX. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6 – 8 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers, the Underriners request donations to the First United Methodist Church of Mabank or the Dallas Mavericks Foundation. 

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Henry Charles Gross
May 14, 1867 - Nov 19, 1947

FRIDAY RITES FOR HENRY CHAS. GROSS; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

ATHENS, Nov. 20.—(AP)—(Spl.)—Henry Charles Gross, a resident of Athens for 30 years, died at his home here Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. He was 80 years old.

Gross came to Texas at the age of ten from Toledo, Ohio. He settled in Corsicana where he was married in 1904 to Carrie Lena Hoffman, a resident of Corsicana at that time. Gross moved from Corsicana to Athens in 1917.

Mr. Gross preceded her husband’s death by less than two months. She passed away September 28.

Funeral services for Gross will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Carroll and Lehr Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. W. E. Everhart, pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Athens officiating.

Burial will be in Corsicana at the Oakwood cemetery at 4:30 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers, all veterans of the Spanish-American War, will be Sam Blair, C. A. Spencer, Will Gilbreath, Avery Russell, John Knight and Mr. Irving, all of Athens. Pallbearers will be C. C. Puckett, Horance Valentine, Billy Hoffman, Buck Windham and Carl Wimberly, all of Corsicana and Pete Laden of Athens.

A member of the Presbyterian church, and for 50 years a member of the Navarro Woodmen of the World Camp. Gross is survived by three sons, H. C. Gross, III, Aubrey W., and Audrey W., all of Athens; two daughters, Mrs. L. P. Buckner and Bertha Gross, both of Athens; one brother, Oscar A. Gross of Ada, Okla.; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 20, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Spanish – American War
  • h/o Carrie Lena (Hoffman) Gross; s/o Heinrich “Henry” Gross & Antonie (Bunert) Gross (BOTH BORN IN GERMANY) buried in New Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Texas

Hazel (Holt) Woodard
Sep 8, 1898 - Jan 29, 1947

Mrs. Hazel Woodard Rites Held Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Woodard, who died at Gladewater Wednesday were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Maud Griffith, Fort Worth; three uncles Fred, Frank, and Henry Langridge, all os Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs. Ada Allen, Minden, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. F. Hamberlin, Joe T. Smith, W. E. Langston, E. K. Begley, O. B. Barton and Henry Langridge.

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Jessie C. (Cook) Shelton
Aug 11, 1884 - Jan 15, 1947

Mrs. Harold Shelton Died Wednesday Night

Mrs. Harold Shelton, former resident of Corsicana, died at the family home near Navarro Wednesday night.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press hour Thursday, but the rites will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Her husband survives.

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Mrs. Harold Shelton Rites Saturday 2 P. M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Harold Shelton, 61, former Corsicana resident, who died at the family home at Navarro Wednesday, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Her husband survives.

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Mrs. Harold Shelton Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Harold Shelton, 61, formerly of Corsicana, who died at the family home in Navarro Wednesday were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Her husband survives.

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Llewlyn Harold Shelton
Sep 29, 1884 - Aug 15, 1961

L. H. Shelton Is Found Dead In Farm Home

Llewlyn Harold Shelton, 76, was found dead in a chair in his home, Route 3, Corsicana, in Richland creek area south of Navarro, Tuesday at 8 p.m. by T. J. Stalter, a neighbor.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace and Dick Salter, deputy sheriff, conducted an investigation and Judge Bowden said Wednesday a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” would be returned.

It was stated that Shelton, who lived alone, had arranged with Mr. and Mrs. Stalter, neighbors to come to his house when a back porch light was not burning.

Failing to see the signal light, Stalter is reported to have found Shelton sitting in a chair in front of a fan, apparently having died about noon.

Before moving to the farm south of Navarro 20 years ago, Shelton, a native of Belfast, Ireland, had been a machinist in Chicago. He operated the 220-acre farm since moving to this area.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

A cousin, Mrs. Mary Keith, Belfast, Ireland, survives.

Pallbearers will be Truman Farmer, Charles McCarter, Pat Horn, Bacil Estes, Roy Graham, Aaron Montgomery and Orville Capehart.

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Hold Services L. H. Shelton

Funeral services for L. H. Shelton, 76, who was found dead in his home south of Navarro Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 3 p. m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Shelton, who lived alone, was found sitting in a chair in front of a fan Tuesday about 8 p.m. by T. J. Stalter, a neighbor.

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

Shelton apparently had been dead several hours.

Shelton is reported to have had an arrangement with the Stalters that when a light was not burning on the back porch of his home, he needed help. When no light was seen at dark, Stalter went to the Shelton home.

A native of Belfast Ireland, Shelton lived on his 220-acre farm for the past 20 years. He formerly was a machinist in Chicago.

A cousin, Mrs. Mary Keith, of Belfast, Ireland, was listed as his only survivor.

Pallbearers were Truman Farmer, Charles McCarter, Pat Horn, Bacil Estes, Roy Graham, Aaron Montgomery and Orville Capehart.

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Larry Dale Boulware
Jun 23, 1953 - Nov 21, 2019

Obituary for Larry Dale Boulware
Larry Dale Boulware of Ira, Texas passed from this life at his home on November 21, 2019 at the age of 66. He was a resident of Scurry all his life. He enjoyed being outdoors fishing and liked to garden vegetables.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Wayne Sturdivant. He is survived by two sons, Jayme Boulware and wife Molly of San Angelo and Shannon Warren of San Angelo; grandchildren, Kaylea Patton of San Angelo and Robyn Patton of San Angelo; sister, Lavetta Sturdivant of Beaumont; two brothers, Harvey Boulware of Mexia and Danny Boulware of West Monroe, LA along with numerous extended family members.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 11:00am - 1:00pm in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with a celebration of his life beginning at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Sturdivant, Allen Sturdivant, Chris Boulware, Bodie Shafer, Brent Shafer and Clarence "Doc" Dockens.

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Charles Ewell “Charlie” Spicer
Oct 1, 1887 - Sep 25, 1947

CHARLEY E. SPICER FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY AT 4 P.M.

Charley E. Spicer, aged 60 years, died in Houston early Friday morning.

Funeral services were held here Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are two brothers, John L. Spicer, Dallas and Joe D. Spicer, Houston; and a sister, Mrs. L. Matthews of Tyler, formerly of Corsicana.

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Hattie (Sharp) Walston
Feb 4, 1887 - Nov 10, 1947

MRS. J. N. WALSTON DIES SUNDAY WHILE VISITING IN WACO

Mrs. J. N. Walston, aged 60, died in Waco Sunday afternoon with a heart attack while visiting friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church.

Mrs. Walston had resided in Corsicana for a number of years, she and her sister, Mrs. Durwood Robinson, were visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Morgan, former Corsicana residents, at the time she was stricken she was the daughter of the late J. M. Sharp of Frost.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a son, J. N. Walston, Jr., Midland; sister, Mrs. Robinson, Corsicana; a brother, J. B. McFadden, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be L. C. Morgan, Sr., L. C. Morgan, Jr., S. O. Hyer, Frost; E. T. Wilson, Dallas; C. R. Blake, Frost and Dee Poindexter, Corsicana.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Mrs. J. N. Walston Rites Held Today

Funeral services for Mrs. J. N. Walston, aged 60, who died in Waco Sunday afternoon with a heart attack, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a son, J. N. Walston, Jr., Midland; sister, Mrs. Robinson, Corsicana; a brother, J. B. McFadden, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. C. Morgan, Sr., L. C. Morgan, Jr., S. O. Hyer, Frost; E. T. Wilson, Dallas; C. R. Blake, Frost and Dee Poindexter, Corsicana.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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John Newton Walston, Sr.
Sep 17, 1891 - Feb 19, 1958

Friday Rites For John Walston

Funeral services for John Walston, 66, native of Frost, who died in Corpus Christi Wednesday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Walston resided in Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are John Walston, Jr., Midland; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Huckabee, Denton; a brother, J. H. Walston, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Andrews, Sonny Poindexter, George Campbell, Dude Ransom, L. C. Morgan, Kenneth Renfro, S. O. Hyer and S. S. Chappel.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 21, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Thomas Walston & Viola (Farguhar/Farquar) Walston per brother James Hogg Walston’s death certificate (sister is Nida Elizabeth (Walston) Huckabee)

Annie Jewel (Matthews) Duke-Garner
Oct 29, 1894 - Apr 25, 1963

Mrs. Garner Of Dawson Expires

DAWSON, Apr. 26 (Spl) --Mrs. Annie Garner, long-time merchant, died at her home Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Carl Capehart of Dallas.

Mrs. Garner was in the grocery business here 35 years. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Matthews, pioneer residents of this area.

Surviving are a son, S. S. Duke, Dallas; two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.

Eubanks will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 26, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Heston Irl Duke married Nov. 4, 1912 2n d husband Henry Clay Garner, Jr. married Feb. 16, 1928; d/o Felix Newton Matthews & Minnie (Barber) Matthews

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Hold Services For Mrs. Garner

DAWSON, Apr. 27 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Garner, long-time merchant who died at her home Thursday night, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Carl Capehart of Dallas. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Mrs. Garner was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Matthews, pioneer residents of this area.

Surviving are a son, S. S. Duke, Dallas; two granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter.

Eubanks directed.

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Fannie Eugene (Luckie) Garner
Sep 3, 1918 - Apr 9, 2008

Mrs. Fannie E. (Luckie) Garner of Dawson, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at a Waco Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Notes:

  • Waco-Tribune Herald
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Wilburn Mitchell Garner; d/o William Henry Luckie & Jamie Elizabeth (Mitchum) Luckie

William Henry Garner
Oct 6, 1867 - Mar 27, 1952


W. H. Garner Rites At Dawson Friday

DAWSON, March 29.—(Spl)—Funeral services for W. H. Garner, 84, pioneer resident of the community, were held from the First Methodist church at 3 p.m. Friday. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Garner died Thursday following a several years’ illness. He resided several miles northeast of town.

Surviving are his wife, a son, A. K. Garner; a grandson, James Henry Garner; a granddaughter, Mrs. Neal Clark; a great-grandson, David Clark; two brothers, Joe and Boots Garner, and a sister, Mrs. Leonard Turner, all of Dawson, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Sparton Stephen Duke
Aug 10, 1914 - Apr 3, 1970

Sparton Duke Rites Monday

DAWSON (Spl)—Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. in Dallas at Cage-Smith Funeral Chapel for Sparton S. Duke, who died Friday in Topeka, Kan. He was an employe of Southwestern Drug and formerly resided in Corsicana and Dawson.

Graveside services and burial were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Dawson cemetery with Rev. G. C. French officiating.

He is survived by his wife of Dallas; two daughters, Miss Betty Duke of Dallas, and Mrs. Robert Masse of Fairfax, Va.; and four grandchildren.

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Sparton Duke Dies In Kansas

DAWSON (Spl.)—Sparton Steve Duke of Dallas, a former resident of Dawson and Corsicana, died Saturday morning in Topeka, Kan., where he was on a business trip.

The funeral was held in Dallas at 11 a.m. Monday, with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Duke, 56, is survived by his wife, Laura Lee, two daughters and two grandchildren.

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Jemima Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Williamson) Hemphill
Jan 27, 1873 - Apr 8, 1947

Mrs. Hemphill Rites Thursday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Hemphill, aged 74 years who died at her Dawson home Tuesday, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church in Dawson. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

A native of Teague, Mrs. Hemphill has resided at Dawson since 1923.

Surviving are two brothers, Dr. W. A. Williamson, Dawson, and S. P. Williamson, San Antonio, and a sister, Mrs. Jenny Davis of Henderson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 10, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William T. Hemphill married Dec. 27, 1903 Buried Armour Cemetery, Coolidge, Texas; d/o Washington Perry Williamson & Rebecca Caroline (Partin) Williamson

Walton Acker Williamson, Dr.
Mar 8, 1871 - Jul 8, 1953

Dr. Williamson Rites Thursday

DAWSON, July 10.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Dr. W. A. Williamson, 82, who died in St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston Wednesday, were held from the First Methodist church here Thursday at 4 p.m. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. He had been ill for several months.

Dr. Williamson practiced medicine in this area until six years ago.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the church.

Surviving are a son, Melton Williamson, Texas City; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Michael, Galveston, and several grand-children.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 10, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary (Baty) Williamson married Oct 26, 1898 (son Milton Williamson buried in Wortham cemetery, Wortham, Tx; s/o Washington Perry Williamson & Rebecca Caroline (Partin) Williamson

John Anderson Putman
Dec 18, 1867 - Jun 7, 1947

PIONEER DAWSON RESIDENT BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

DAWSON, Texas, June 11—(Spl.)—Funeral services for John Anderson Putman, aged 79 years, who died Saturday in a Corsicana hospital, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church here. The rites were conducted by Rev. Hearn of Dawson and Rev. F. T. Fisher of Mertens. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the graveside services at the Dawson cemetery. He had been a Methodist since childhood and a Mason for 51 years.

Born in Culleoka, Tenn., Dec. 18, 1868, he came to Navarro county when nine years of age and has resided in this county continuously since that time. Putman was married to Miss Fannie Jane McCulloch in 1891, who with four children, preceded him in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lois Key; seven sons, Lee, Artie, Claude, Rufus, Alvis, Clarence and Cecil Putman, all of Navarro county; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchldren.

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Martin Dee Townley
May 15, 1893 - Jul 16, 1947

MARTIN D. TOWNLEY FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AT 3 P.M.

Funeral services for Martin D. Townley, aged 53 years, 722 North Fifteenth street, who died Wednesday in the veterans’ hospital at McKinney, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Dawson. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. W. Walker, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God. Townley was a veteran of World War I. he resided at Dawson prior to moving to Corsicana five years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, J. D. Townley, Corsicana; Nathan Featherstone, Vellejo, Calif.; William and Donald Featherstone, both of Dawson; four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Bankston, Mrs. Lura Davis, Mrs. Edna Miller and Mrs. Geneva Deen, all of Corsicana; five brothers, Richard Lawrence, Jeff and Wallace Townley, all of Corsicana, and Ed Townley, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Willie DeHart and Mrs. Irene Williams both of Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arthur Poston, Homer Poston, S. L. Flint, Joe McMillan, Fred Garnell and Earl Honea.

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Emma Jane (Sessions) Clary-Loosier-Shuttlesworth-Smith
Jul 3, 1873 - Feb 3, 1947

MRS. EMMA J. SMITH FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Emma J. Smith, aged 74 years, native Texan, resident of Corsicana, died of a heart attack at the home of her son, Roy Loosier, near Athens, Monday evening. She had been in ill health for several years.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Loosier, Athens, and Jack Smith, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Daniel, Corsicana, and Mrs. Gene Klawetter, Calvert; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Clarey, Dallas, and Miss Mae Sessions, Tyler, and other relatives.

Funeral services are planned Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 4, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Samuel Houston Clary married Jul. 17, 1892 2nd husband Elias Loosier married Sep 16, 1899 3rd husband John W. Shuttlesworth married Jul. 31, 1910 4th husband George W. Smith married Sep 25, 1917 d/o James Monroe Sessions & Martha Ann (Cleveland) Sessions (daughters -Virginia Gladys (Clary) Shuttlesworth-Daniel and Opal Ruth (Shuttlesworth) Klawetter)

William Clifton “Dan” Daniel
Jul 4, 1881 - Feb 23, 1961

W. C. Daniel Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday

W. C. (Dan) Daniel, 79, retired Daily Sun linotype operator, died at his home, 519 North Twelfth street, Thursday afternoon following an extended illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fay Hinton and Rev. Billy Burke, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

A native of Massotobia, Miss., he had resided in Corsicana since the mid-1920s. He retired due to his health several years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Alfinito and Mrs. Henry Barrett, both of White Plains, N. Y.; a stepson, Woodrow Shuttlesworth, Bay City; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mrs. A. F. Rounsaville, Dallas; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two brothers, C. F. Daniel, Corsicana, and Jodie Daniel, Austin, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Clifton, Frank Irwin, Dee Carter, Odis Atkeisson, Herman Wasson and J. S. Dill.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 24, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Virginia Gladys (Clary) Shuttlesworth-Daniel married Jul 4, 1936; s/o John Richard Daniel & Mary L. “Molly” (McNaughton) Daniel buried in Myrtle cemetery, Ennis, Tx.

Ardis Ruth “Ardie” (Normandin) Daniel
Sep 1, 1932 - May 28, 2017

Ardis Ruth "Ardie" Daniel, 84, of Waco, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 2, at Bellmead Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kerry Kemp officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

Ardie was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the late Louis and Ruth Normandin. The family moved to Eloy, Arizona, where she would eventually meet Thomas "Tom" Leon Daniel. They married on October 30, 1949, and moved to Texas where the family roots would be planted. Together they shared a life of love and fun with three boys and a girl.

She enjoyed working at Midway ISD for numerous years, going to garage sales and being by her husband and son’s sides on Friday nights at the Heart O Texas Speedway. She became the mother and grandmother to all neighborhood kids growing up.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Tom Daniel; and a brother.

Survivors include her sons: Charles Daniel, Tom Daniel Jr., and Steve Daniel and his wife, Sandy; daughter, Pattie Daniel; grandchildren: Dusti and her husband, Frank, Shelli, Meredith and her husband, Trent, Cody and his wife, Kristen, Kelly and her husband, Josh, and Michael and Ashley; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Notes:

  • Bellmead Funeral Home, Bellmead, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Leon “Tom” Daniel married Oct 30, 1949; d/o Louis Normandin & Ruth Abbott Normandin

William Edmond Barrow
Jul 14, 1877 - Dec 9, 1947

W. E. BARROW RITES SATURDAY AT 2 P.M. BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for W. E. Barrow, 76, who was found dead at his room on South Main street Thursday morning, will be held from Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A verdict of death from natural causes was returned by Judge A. E. Foster following an inquest.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Ella Early, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, five brothers, Frank Barrow, Eureka; Henry Barrow, Dallas; Jim Barrow, Streetman; Ed Barrow, Dallas, and Dave Barrow, Route 2 Kemp; a sister, Mrs. Annie Mae Crotherage, Dallas, and other relatives.

A native of Grimes county he was a horse-trader for many years. He had resided in Corsicana for the past 11 years. Barrow had dealt in second-hand clothing for some time.

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W. E. Barrow Rites Saturday AT 2 P. M.

Funeral services for W. E. Barrow, 76, native Texan, who was found dead at his room here Thursday morning were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Ella Early, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, five brothers, Frank Barrow, Eureka; Henry Barrow, Dallas; Jim Barrow, Streetman; Ed Barrow, Dallas, and Dave Barrow, Route 2 Kemp; a sister, Mrs. Annie Mae Crotherage, Dallas, and other relatives.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

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Annie F. (Clauson) Barrow
Mar 15, 1884 - May 19, 1959

Mrs. Barrow Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Annie F. Barrow, 75, of 208 East Fourteenth street died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Mrs. Barrow had resided in Corsicana the past 25 years.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. Jessie Mae Taylor, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mary C. Phinnell, Ennis, and several great-grandchildren.

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Hold Rites For Mrs. Barrow

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie F. Barrow, 75, of 208 East Fourteenth street, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. Burial is to be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Mrs. Barrow had lived in Navarro county for the past 25 years.

Survivors are two granddaughters, Mrs. Jessie Mae Taylor, Corsicana; and Mrs. Mary C. Phinnell, Ennis, and several great=grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Burt Owen, W. M. Almond, C. C. Boyle, Bradford Reagan, William Kilgore and Richard Ingram.

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Boyd Ray Scott
Oct 7, 1929 - Mar 11, 1951

Boyd Ray Scott Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Boyd Ray Scott, 21, who died Monday in Austin, are slated Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Silas G. Triplett, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are the father, J. B. Scott, mother, Mrs. Ella Earley, two sisters, and grandmother, Mrs. Annie Barrow, all of Corsicana.

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Wednesday Rites For B. R. Scott

Funeral services for Boyd Ray Scott, 21, who died Monday in Austin, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Silas G. Triplett, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are the father, J. B. Scott; mother, Mrs. Ella Early; two sisters, and grandmother, Mrs. Annie Barrow, all of Corsicana.

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Mary Lucinda (McCreary) Odom
Aug 26, 1871 - Jan 13, 1947

MRS. MARY L. ODOM FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY 3 P.M.

Mrs. Mary L. Odom, aged 75 years died Monday afternoon at 303 Moore Avenue Grand Prairie. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. B. Gilbert, Buckeye, N. M., and Mrs. Paul N. Smoot, Grand Prairie; a brother, J. R. McCreary, Roane and two grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 14, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Frank Marion Odom buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery d/o George Washington McCreary and Gabrella (Reynolds) McCreary-Wisener

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MRS. MARY L. ODOM FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY 2 P.M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary L. Odom, aged 75 years, who died Monday afternoon at Grand Prairie, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. B. Gilbert, Buckeye, N.M., and Mrs. Paul N. Smoot, Grand Prairie; a brother, J. R. McCreary, Roane, and two grandchildren.

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John Isaac Monts
Dec 29, 1862 - Sep 27, 1947

John I. Monts Rites Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for John I. Monts, 84, who died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Saturday morning, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, with burial in Oakwood. The Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, will conduct the services.

Survivors, include his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. May Tilson, Ore City; Mrs. Davie Monts, Washington, D. C.; two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Burdine, Tupelo, and Mrs. Agnes Pierce, Duin, Ala.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep 27, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Effie Jane (Coppedge) Monts buried in Ore City Cemetery, Ore City, Texas (their three daughters, Mary Monts Tilson, Davie Monts, & Evelyn Monts are also buried in Ore City) 2nd wife Anne Maude (McMullan) Roberson-Monts s/o John Isaac Monts & Lucy Ann (Frances) Monts

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JOHN I. MONTS RITES ARE HELD HERE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for John I. Monts, aged 84 years, who died Saturday morning in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. May Tilson, Ore City, and Mrs. Davie Monts, Washington, D. C.; two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Burdine, Tupelo and Mrs. Agnes Pierce, Doin, Ala.

Pallbearers were Richard Burdine, Robert McMullan, Ralph Wheeler, Tommie Wheeler, T. V. McMullan, and Allyn Douglas, Jr.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Billie Jo (Braly) Conger
Jun 23, 1934 - Oct 12, 2019

Billie Jo Braly Conger, 85, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born June 23, 1934, in Barry, Texas. She graduated from Barry High School in 1951 and Methodist Hospital of Dallas, School of Nursing, in 1955. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

She is survived by her son, Tim Conger of Austin; her brother, John Wade Braly, and sister-in-law, Marcia Lou Braly of Barry; nieces and nephews Julie Green of Corsicana, John Arnold of Corsicana, Tom Arnold of Grapevine, Anna Mize of Allen, Glyn Phillips of Barry, Wade Braly of Barry and Susan McMath of Corsicana. Billie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Clay Braly of Barry, and her sisters, Naomi Arnold of Corsicana and Pat Watkins of Barry.

After graduating from nursing school, Billie returned to Corsicana, where she would embark on a long and distinguished career of more than four decades of service to the citizens of Navarro County as a public health nurse for the Corsicana-Navarro County Health Department. Over the years, she would be recognized and honored for her service and contributions to the community. She would play an instrumental role in adding such vital services as child health, Women Infants and Children (WIC), and the prenatal and primary health care programs for the county.

In November of 1987, the Navarro County Commissioners Court adopted an official proclamation commending her selfless service of providing health care to the needy citizens of the county. The same year, she would be recognized by the Texas Department of Human Services for her work in conducting clinics for children through the state's Medicaid program.

In 1993, Billie would be presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Corsicana-Area Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her continuing community service. Also in 1993, she would be recognized by the state Department of Health with a Certificate of Appreciation for her meritorious service to the citizens of the Texas.

By official proclamation, Corsicana Mayor Wilson Griffin declared March 25, 1994, as "Billie Jo Conger Day" in recognition of her giving "unselfishly of her time and talents to improve the quality of health care for the citizens of Navarro County" and for being a "friend and inspiration to the citizens of this community."

In 2004, she was honored by the Navarro County Medical Society in recognition of 45 years of service to better the health of the citizens of Navarro County.

Affectionately referred to as Bebo and Wickum by her family, Billie was an avid fan of the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks and University of Texas Longhorns. Even up to the final days of her life she enjoyed watching sports, playing bridge with her friends and spending time on the internet with her iPad.

Jeff Mize officiated the funeral service and burial Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tom Arnold, John Arnold, Wade Braly, Wade Green, Justin Hooper, Jack McMath, Bankston McMath and Steve Phillips.

Those desiring to do so may make contributions in her memory to the Navarro County Health Department, P.O. Box 518, Corsicana, Texas 75151.

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James Harvey Edgar, Dr. Sr.
Mar 24, 1874 - Aug 24, 1947

DR. JAMES H. EDGAR FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Dr. James H. Edgar, aged 73 years, pioneer and prominent physician of Richland died at his home Monday morning at 10:20 o’clock.

Funeral services are planned Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Richland, of which he was a member. Interment will be in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler, pastor of the church. The Masonic Lodge will have charge of graveside rites.

Native of Titus county, Texas, Dr. Edgar came to Richland when 10 years of age. After attending the public schools at Richland, he graduated from the Fort Worth Medical College in 1900 and from New York Polyclinic in 1906, the year he began the practice of medicine at Richland. Dr. Edgar was appointed postmaster at Richland in 1906, a position he held for many years, in addition to conducting his practice, operating his drug store, and looking after his various business interests in South Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sallie Edgar, Richland; a son, James H. Edgar, Navarro Junior College; three daughters, Mrs. E. A. Foster, Newcastle, Okla.; Mrs. R. L. Arnold, Navarro Junior College, and Mrs. Sam R. Frost, Richland; four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Bush, Corsicana; Mrs. Lee England, Richland; Mrs. Lee Jones, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. H. Evans, Ruidoso, N. M.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Jessie Humphries, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mollie Blood, Richland, and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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James Swink Davis
Jun 25, 1906 - Mar 13, 1947

J. S. DAVIS SERVICES SATURDAY AFTERNOON BURIAL AT RICHLAND

Funeral services for J. S. Davis, aged 40 years, who died in Corpus Christi Thursday with a heart attack, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church at Richland. The rites were conducted by Dr. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church of Corsicana.

A native of Richland, Davis was connected with the State National Bank in Corsicana for a number of years and for the past eight years has been connected with the Baltic Drilling Company of Dallas.

Surviving are a daughter, Margie Ann Davis, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. M. L. Davis, Richland; two brothers, H. C. Davis, Richland, and Cliff Davis, Goliad; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Knotts, Richland; Mrs. B. L. Kollman, Hondo: Mrs. T. L. Tankersley, Kaufman, and Mrs. Esther Pool, Odessa and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jess McCrary, Walter McDaniel, Earl McDaniel, Neal Brown, N. Suttle Roberts, Oscar Burns, W. M. Davidson, A. H. Baugh, John L. Sullivan.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Davis Lee Bridges
Jan 3, 1898 - Feb 1, 1956

D. L. Bridges Rites Saturday

Funeral services for D. L. Bridges, 58, who was found dead at his residence on the A. P. Mays ranch Wednesday, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marion Ford, pastor of the church and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church in Corsicana. Corley directs.

Bridges, foreman of the Mays ranch, was found dead fully clothed, Wednesday by members of the family. He had been shot in the left chest with a .22 calibre rifle. A gun was found beside him.

His wife died January 15.

P. H. Geraughty, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from a gunshot wound, self-inflicted, after an investigation. Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and Deputy Sheriff Dude Blackmon answered the call. District Judge Mays was notified of his employe’s death and he in turn called the sheriff.

Surviving are six sons, Sfc. S. F. Bridges, U. S. Navy Korea; Ray Bridges, Broken Arrow, Okla.; A-1C Troy L. Bridges, USAF, Arizona; Pvt. D. S. Bridges, Fort Hood; R. C. and David Earl Bridges, both of Route 1, Richland; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Newsom, Weatherford; Mrs. Ida Lou Price, Corsicana, and Mrs. Nora Ann Brown, Houston; 14 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Byrd, Houston; Mrs. Vickie Gunter, Tyler; Mrs. Eland Snow, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Saturday Rites For D. L. Bridges

Funeral services for D. L. Bridges, 58, who died at his resident on the A. P. Mays ranch Wednesday, will be held from the First Baptist church in Richland Saturday, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marion Ford, pastor of the church, and Rev. Bob Cheek, North Side Baptist church pastor here.

Bridges was foreman of the Mays ranch. His wife died January 15.

Surviving are six sons, Sfc. S. F. Bridges, Korea; Ray Bridges, Broken Arrow, Okla.; A-1C Troy L. Bridges, USAF, Arizona; Pvt. D. S. Bridges, Fort Hood; R. C. and D. E. Bridges, both of Route 1, Richland; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Newsom, Weatherford; Mrs. Ida Lou Price, Corsicana, and Mrs. Nora Ann Brown, Houston; 14 grandchildren; a half-brother, T. V. Burrows, Atoka, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Byrd, Houston; Mrs. Vickie Gunter, Tyler; Mrs. T. L. Oden, Dallas, and Mrs. Elizabeth Cantrell, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Ranch Foreman Rites Saturday

Funeral services for D. L. Bridges, 58, who died at his residence Wednesday on Route 1, Richland, were held from the First Baptist church in Richland Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marion Ford, pastor, and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Bridges was foreman of the A. P. Mays ranch. His wife died January 15.

Surviving are six sons, Sfc. S. F. Bridges, Korea; Ray Bridges, Broken Arrow, Okla.; A-1C Troy L. Bridges, USAF, Arizona; Pvt. D. S. Bridges, Fort Hood; R. C. and D. E. Bridges, both of Route 1, Richland; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Newsom, Weatherford; Mrs. Ida Lou Price, Corsicana, and Mrs. Nora Ann Brown, Houston; 14 grandchildren; a half-brother, T. V. Burrows, Atoka, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Byrd, Houston; Mrs. Vickie Gunter, Tyler; Mrs. T. L. Oden, Dallas, and Mrs. Elizabeth Cantrell, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ben Floyd, W. L. Hendon, Jack Glass, L. White, Rudolph Flemming and Jesse Burton.

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Lillah Mae (Hardman) Wilbanks
Sep 29, 1894 - Aug 11, 1963

Mrs. Wilbanks Rites Monday

Mrs. Lillah Wilbanks, 68, wife of Z. W. Wilbanks, 1004 North Beaton street, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning following a heart attack at her home Saturday night.

Funeral services were held from the Fellowship Baptist church Monday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. H. Brinkley, Baptist minister, and Rev. James Gaines, a grandson.

Native of Palestine, she had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Rev. Joe Wilbanks, Corsicana, Baptist minister and Homer Wilbanks, Booneville, N. C.; a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Gaines, Corsicana; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. H. B. Jenkins, Rusk, and Mrs. Wilber Tress, Tyler; a brother, Parks Hardeman, Dallas, and other relatives.

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

McCammon directed.

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Silas Christopher McMillan
Apr 24, 1885 - Sep 11, 1947

SILAS C. MC MILLIAN DIES IN LOCAL CLINIC; RITES ARE PENDING

Silas C. McMillan, 62 years of age, 724 North Fifteenth street died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday morning. Funeral arrangements had not been perfected early Thursday afternoon pending word from relatives. He had been ill for several years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Joe and Everett McMillan, both of Corsicana; Beauford and Charles McMillan, both of Dallas and several brothers, sisters and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR SILAS C. MC MILLAN

Funeral services for Silas C. McMillan, aged 62 years, 724 North Fifteenth street, who died early Thursday morning at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. W. Walker.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Joe and Everett McMillan, both of Corsicana; Beauford and Charles McMillan, both of Dallas, and several brothers and sisters and other relatives.

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Walter W. McMillan
Aug 4, 1879 - May 17, 1964

Veteran Dies Sunday Night, Rites Tuesday

Walter W. McMillan 84, retired insurance man, a Spanish American War veteran, died in the VA Hospital at Lisbon Sunday night.

Born August 4, 1879 at Dresden, McMillian went to the Spanish-American War at the age of 20 and on his discharge, went to Long Beach, Calif., where he was in the insurance business for many years. He was a Methodist and Lion.

McMillian returned to Corsicana two years ago to reside in the home of his niece, Mrs. Hazel McDonald, 506 North Fifteenth street.

Grave side rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. N. H. Kupferle, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist church in charge.

Surviving are his niece, Mrs. McDonald, and four nephews, J. L. Walton and J. A. Anderson, both of Houston; Al Brooks, Bellville and W. T. Brooks, Beaumont, and other relatives.

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Tuesday Rites For Veteran

Graveside rites for Walter W. McMillian, 84, who died in the Dallas (Lisbon) VA Hospital Sunday, were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. N. H. Kupferle, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist church, conducting.

Native of Dresden, McMillian went to the Spanish American War at the age of 20 years and after his discharge, went to Long Beach, Calif., where he became a real estate operator. He was a Methodist and a Lion.

McMillian came to Corsicana two years ago to reside in the home of a niece, Mrs. Hazel McDonald, 506 North Fifteenth street.

Surviving are his niece, Mrs. McDonald, and four nephews, J. L. Walton and J. A. Anderson, both of Houston; Al Brooks, Bellville and W. T. Brooks, Beaumont, and other relatives.

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Janie (McMillan) Brooks
Jan 15, 1882 - Aug 6, 1953

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Brooks

Funeral services for Mrs. Alfred L. Brooks, who died at the family home in Port Neches Thursday of a heart attack, will be held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday at 4 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Ray, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

One service was held Friday at Port Neches.

The body laid in state at the McCammon Chapel from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour Saturday.

Mrs. Brooks was Miss Janie McMillan of Corsicana prior to her marriage.

Surviving are her husband Alfred L. Brooks, president of the First National Bank, Port Neches; two sons, W. Travis Brooks, Beaumont, and Al Brooks, Jr., Bellville; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. M. M. McDonald, Corsicana and Mrs. James S. Anderson, Dallas; a brother, Walter McMillan, Long Beach, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. B. Haley, T. J. Walton, Edgar Metcalf, N. Suttle Roberts, A. G. Elliott, Fred Brooks, Charles Davis, L. P. Forsythe, J. W. McCammon, Allyn Anderson and Fred Prince.

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Mary Leah “Mollie” (McMillan) McDonald
Apr 19, 1875 - Jul 1, 1960

Mrs. McDonald Rites Sunday

Mrs. Mary M. McDonald, 85, widow of the late Wm. E. McDonald, died Friday afternoon at the family home, 506 North Fifteenth street.

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

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hazel McDonald, Corsicana, and Mrs. G. L. Harwell, Houston; a grandson, Bill McDonald, Houston; a granddaughter, Mrs. Wayne Van Vleet, Denver, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Larry and Judy Van Vleet, Denver, Colo.; a brother, Walter L. McMullen, Long Beach, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Brown, Jimmy Dill, Jack Hudson, Dave Kelton, Fred Brooks, Bob Irvine, Fred Prince, J. N. Garitty and J. E. Beall.

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Alton Hooker Barlow
Sep 10, 1904 - Nov 17, 1947

ALTON H. BARLOW FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Alton H. Barlow, aged 43 years, died at the home of Miss Loreta Gailard, 1818 West Park Avenue, Monday morning, following an extended illness.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Oneta Gaillard Barlow, Corsicana, mother Mrs. Mable Barlow, Houston; a brother, Harold Barlow, Houston, and a sister, Mrs. John Arnold, Milton, La., and other relatives.

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

Pallbearers will be Charlie Phillips, John S. Tipton, J. W. Kirby, W. M. Davidson, Robert Davidson and A. F. Mitchell.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 17, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Oneta (Gaillard) Smith-Barlow; s/o Hooker Barlow buried in Eddicetown cemetery, Eddiceton, Miss. & Mable (Montgomery) Barlow buried in Legion Memorial cemetery, Newellton, La.

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ALTON H. BARLOW FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Alton H. Barlow, aged 43 years, who died Monday morning following an extended illness, were held from the First Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Oneta Gaillard Barlow, Corsicana, mother Mrs. Mable Barlow, Houston; a brother, Harold Barlow, Houston, and a sister, Mrs. John Arnold, Milton, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Phillips, John S. Tipton, J. W. Kirby, W. M. Davidson, Robert Davidson and A. F. Mitchell.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Mary Pearl (Curry) Estes
Jan 20, 1897 - Oct 6, 1947

MRS. JIM ESTES FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Jim Estes, aged 60 years, widow of the late Jim Estes of Roane, died in Denton Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. O. Sluder, pastor of the Roane Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. P. V. Mills, Denton, and two grandchildren, Jimmie and Phillip Mills, Denton, and two grandchildren, Jimmie and Phillip Mills, both of Denton, a brother, Glenn Curry, Roane, and four sisters, Mrs. R. L. Holloway and Letha Curry, both of Corsicana; Mrs. J. F. Warren, Bellview and Mrs. George J. Collins, Goodlett.

Pallbearers were S. D. Beasley, Dave Wylie, Vernon Frazier, Curry Butler, R. O. Flowers and John Bragg.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Tues., Oct 7, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Franklin “Jim” Estes, Jr. married Jul 23, 1905; d/o William Rufus Curry & Anna Mildred (Weeks) Curry

Addie Lou (Bragg) Estes
Jul 25, 1887 - Jun 11, 1965

Mrs. Pope Estes Dies Friday, Rites Sunday

Mrs. Pope Estes, 77, native of Roane, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Hale, pastor of the Roane Baptist church.

Mrs. Estes resided at Roane until a few years ago when the family moved to Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. E. E. Beams, Fort Worth; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Warren and Mrs. Dave Jordan, both of Corsicana; a brother, Truman Bragg, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jim Parker, Tom Moore, L. C. Graves, Earl Ogburn, Vernon Frazier and Alison Jones.

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Edmond Pope Estes
Feb 8, 1886 - Jul 22, 1971

Estes

Funeral services for E. P. Estes, 85, are to be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Beams officiating. Burial is to be in Oakwood Cemetery. Estes died Thursday in Fort Worth.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Beams of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. May Albritton of Lubbock; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are to be John Reas, Gordon Cooper, Tom Moore, Earl Ogburn, Chestine Frazier and Vernon Frazier.

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Estes

Funeral services for E. P. Estes, 85, were Saturday at 11 a.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Beams officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Estes died Thursday in Fort Worth.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Beams of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. May Albritton of Lubbock; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Reas, Gordon Cooper, Tom Moore, Earl Ogburn, Chestine Frazier and Vernon Frazier.

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John Roots Estes
Jul 24, 1873 - Dec 15, 1960

John R. Estes

Final rites for John R. Estes, 87, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Truitt K. Kuenstler, Roane Baptist pastor, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native Texan, Estes was a retired merchant and farmer. He died at the Navarro Clinic early Thursday.

Survivors other than the widow, are a son, Lowell R. Estes, Corsicana; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Pope Estes, Roane; two sisters, Mrs. John J. Bryant, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mae Albritton, Lubbock, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. C. Graves, Vernon Frazier, Tom Moore, Jimmy Parker, Lonnie Hosch, Joe DeMoss, Roy Johnston and Billy Holcomb.

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Lois Mae Estes
Dec 3, 1907 - Jun 4, 1964

Hold Services For Miss Estes

Funeral services for Miss Lois Estes, 56, who died at the family home, 1217 Bowie drive Thursday morning, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred Chapman, Baptist minister of Midlothian, formerly of the Roane Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Estes, a native of Duncan, Okla., spent much of her life at Roane where she was a teacher prior to becoming Navarro county school supervisor 10 years ago.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Estes, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. E. E. Beams, Fort Worth; two nieces and a nephew and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tom Moore, Jim Parker, Earl Ogburn, Chestine Frazier, Marshall Massengale and Bryant Merrell.

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Martha Caroline “Mattie” (Davis) Estes
Apr 1, 1882 - Feb 5, 1972

Mrs. Estes

Funeral services for Mrs. John R. (Mattie) Estes, 89, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Melvin R. Worters officiating, and burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Navarro County, Mrs. Estes had lived in Roane for 70 years. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are one son, Lowell Estes of Corsicana; two brothers, John B. Davis and W. H. Davis of Corsicana; one grandson, Lowell Estes, Jr.; one granddaughter, Mrs. G. H. George of Ponce, Puerto Rico; two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Robert M. Lavender, Vernon Frazier, Allan Bryant, O. A. Vaughan, L. C. Graves and J. C. Gaston.

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Mrs. Estes

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at a local funeral chapel for Mrs. John R. (Mattie) Estes, 89. Who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Melvin R. Worters officiated and burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro County and had lived in Roane for 70 years. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are one son, Lowell Estes of Corsicana; two brothers, John B. Davis and W. H. Davis of Corsicana; one grandson, Lowell Estes, Jr.; one granddaughter, Mrs. G. H. George of Ponce, Puerto Rico; two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert M. Lavender, Vernon Frazier, Allan Bryant, O. A. Vaughan, L. C. Graves and J. C. Gaston.

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Edgar Henry “Ed” Holditch
Aug 20, 1886 - May 20, 1947

EDGAR H. HOLDITCH FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY 2 P.M.

Funeral service for Edgar H. Holditch, aged 62 years, who was fatally stricken Tuesday morning while working in the field at his home near Cryer Creek, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Home chapel.

Rites were conducted by the Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are his wife, Cryer Creek; a son, Lynn Holditch, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lucius Barr, Cryer Creek; and Mrs. Gus Patterson, Blooming Grove; and a brother, Will Holditch, Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers were Charley Hitchcock, Henry Slate, George Daniels, Albert Daniels, Doyle Pevehouse, and Will Cruse.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 21, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Gussie (Whorton) Holditch; s/o George Thomas Holditch & Nancy A. “Nannie” (Williams) Holditch buried at Grange Hall cemetery

Gussie (Whorton) Holditch
Dec 1889 - Aug 16, 1954

Woman Is Found Dead Thursday At Cryer Creek

Mrs. Ed Holditch, 64, was found dead in a chair in her home Thursday morning by a passing neighbor, Henry Nicholson, apparently of a heart attack. She was a native Texan.

The body was at the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon but funeral arrangements were incomplete.

P. H. Geraughty, justice of the peace, Precinct 1, and Deputy Sheriff Dick Salter investigated the case.

Judge Geraughty said death was from natural causes—apparently a heart attack.

Mrs. Holditch was last seen by a neighbor Monday.

Judge Geraughty said she was sitting in a chair in front of her radio which was still playing an apparently had been dead since Monday or Monday night.

Mrs. Holditch resided alone.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lula Holditch, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. John Glenn, Waxahachie; three brothers, Walter, Olen and Frank Whorton and other relatives.

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Oscar Lynn Holditch
Sep 7, 1909 - Feb 2, 1948

TUESDAY RITES FOR O. LYNN HOLDITCH; BURIAL IN Oakwood

Funeral rites for O. Lynn Holditch, aged 40 years, welder, who died at the family residence, 1108 West Eleventh avenue, Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ousley, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Native of Hamilton county, he formerly resided in the Cryer Creek community.

Surviving are his wife, and a son, Robert Earl Holditch, both of Corsicana, and mother, Mrs. Gussie Holditch, Cryer Creek, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. B. Hutson, E. C. Whittenburg, W. D. Barnes, Roy Dycus, Everett Ivy and A. T. Monroe.

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Walter W. Wilbanks
Feb 12, 1891 - Dec 5, 1944

W. W. WILBANKS DIED LAST NIGHT; RITES ON THURSDAY

Walter W. Wilbanks, 52, died at his home 1012 North Beaton street Tuesday night. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Missionary Baptist church with Rev. A. L. Meador conducting the rites. Burial will be in Brushie Creek cemetery near Palestine.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two sons, Corp. Homer W. Wilbanks, U. S. Army; Joe H. Wilbanks, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Gaines, Corsicana, six brothers, A. W. Gaines, Corsicana, six brothers, A. W. Gaines, Mt. Alba; Jesse Wilbanks, Mt. Alba; W. B. Wilbanks, Hillsboro; Ellis Wilbanks, Hillsboro; O. C. Wilbanks, Athens; M. J. Wilbanks, Frankston; a sister, Mrs. J. L. Nowlin, Mt. Alba, six grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 6, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (obit says Brushie Creek Cemetery but he is in Oakwood cemetery); h/o Lillah Mae (Hardeman) Wilbanks; s/o Abraham Murphy Wilbanks & Levena Matilda (Galloway) Wilbanks buried in Pisgah cemetery, Brushy Creek, Anderson county, Tx.

James Hardy Wilbanks
Dec 19, 1949 - Feb 14, 1970

Pfc. James Hardy Wilbanks, 20, former Corsicanan whose parents now reside in Grand Saline, was killed in action Saturday in Vietnam Oct. 9.

He entered the service May 13, 1969, and was sent to Vietnam Oct. 9.

The young serviceman was the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Joe H. Wilbanks. The Rev. Mr. Wilbanks was formerly pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church here and is now minister of the Sand First Baptist church in Grand Saline.

Pfc. Wilbanks was graduated from Corsicana High School in 1967.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Jerry Walter and Billy Joe Wilbanks, both of Dallas; an aunt, Mrs. J. L. Gaines of Corsicana; and other relatives.

Services are pending further word from the Army.

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Wilbanks Rites

Funeral rites for Former Corsicanan Pfc. James Hardy Wilbanks, who was killed Feb. 14 in Vietnam, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Sand Flat Baptist Church near Grand Saline of which his father, the Rev. Joe H. Wilbanks is pastor.

The partial military rites will be conducted by a friend of the soldier casualty, the Rev. Mr. Brashear. Burial will be at Payne Springs between Mabank and Malakoff on Hwy 90.

Pfc. Wilbanks was graduated from Corsicana High School. He arrived in Vietnam on Oct. 9 last year.

His father formerly was pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church here.

Surviving in addition to his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Wilbanks of Grand Saline, are two brothers, his grandparents, two uncles and one aunt, Mrs. J. L. Gaines of Corsicana. Rev. Joe

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Lillian (Hart) Garrett
Jun 17, 1876 - Jun 18, 1974

Mrs. Garrett

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church for Mrs. Lillian Hart Garrett, 98, who died Tuesday in Dallas.

Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

She was a member of First Christian Church, wife of the late Nathan Fletcher Garrett and a native of Dresden born June 17, 1876. Her parents were pioneer dentists Dr. Capers Hayne Hart and Mrs. Lucretia Antoinette Duncan Hart.

She was a graduate of Sam Houston State College in Huntsville, taught school in Dresden and was married to Garrett June 17, 1900. She was a resident of Corsicana until six years ago and was active in her church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Henry R. Kaster of Dallas, Mrs. D. B. Holder of Dallas, and Mrs. Wilson H. Brown of Dallas; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandaughter.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jun 19, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Nathan Fletcher “Nath” Garrett; d/o Capers Hayne Hart, Dr. & Lucretia Antoinette (Duncan) Hart, Dr. (dentists)

Marvin Jordan Garrett
Feb 10, 1880 - Dec 31, 1948

County Treasurer M. J. Garrett Dies Last Day Of Term

M. J. Garrett, aged 68 years, Navarro county treasurer, died at his home in Richland early Friday morning following a several months illness. His death occurred on the final day of his two-year term as treasurer.

R. W. (Bully) Jones, Corsicana, becomes county treasurer Saturday, January 1. Garrett was not a candidate for re-nomination in the democratic primaries last summer.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, Methodist minister of Mansfield, formerly of Corsicana.

A native of Tennessee, Garrett had resided in Navarro county since 1900.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; two sons, Marion Garrett, Fort Worth, and Kimbro Garrett, Richland; a daughter, Mrs. Guy Campbell, Richland; a grandson, and three brothers, W. G., John and DeWitt Garrett, all of Chapel Hill, Tenn.

Pallbearers will be Frank Seely, Roscoe Renfro, C. L. Tillman, Charles Kent, George McLendon and Walter Hendon.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON SATURDAY FOR M. J. GARRETT

Funeral services for M. J. Garrett, aged 68 years, Navarro county treasurer, who died at his home in Richland early Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, Methodist minister of Mansfield, formerly Corsicana.

Garrett died on the final day of his term as county treasurer.

A native of Tennessee. Garrett had resided in Navarro county since 1900.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; two sons, Marion Garrett, Fort Worth, and Kimbro Garrett, Richland; a daughter, Mrs. Guy Campbell, Richland; a grandson, and three brothers, W. G., John and DeWitt Garrett, all of Chapel Hill, Tenn.

Pallbearers were Frank Seely, Roscoe Renfro, C. L. Tillman, Charles Kent, George McLendon and Walter Hendon.

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Newton Darwood Garrett
Sep 1, 1925 - Jun 4, 1975

Darwood Garrett

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Darwood Garrett, 49, resident of Corsicana, who died yesterday.

Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

An inquest verdict of “apparently self-inflicted gunshot wounds” to the head was returned Wednesday in his death, according to Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton, who was summoned as coroner by investigating Corsicana police.

Police refused Thursday to give details of the death and investigation to the Sun, nor was it available through Chief Don Massey.

He is a charter member of the Trinity Baptist Church, member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge, Easter Star, and the American Legion.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Louise Garrett of Corsicana; a son, Cliff Garrett of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Hightower of Grapevine and Mrs. Patricia Wadsworth of Dallas; a step-daughter, Mrs. Betty Bibb of Garland; four grandchildren; four brothers, Curtis Garrett of Corsicana, David Garrett of Corsicana; Bobby Garrett of Fort Hood, Ronnie Garrett of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Miller of Corsicana, Mrs. Sarah Wanda Galaway of Alhambra, Calif.; and Miss Sharon Garrett of Corsicana, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave P. Garrett of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Joe Fogg, Johnny Myers, Hollis Riggs, W. H. Tipton, G. C. Jamison, and Woodrow Easley.

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Susie K. (Taylor) Garrett
Mar 18, 1900 - Apr 25, 1977

Mrs. Garrett

Services will be 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Dave P. (Susie) Garrett, 77, of Corsicana who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. James E. Shuler and Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

She moved to Navarro county at an early age. She was a life-member of PTA and a member of the First Methodist Church.

She is survived by her widower of Corsicana, four sons, all of Corsicana, Curtis Garrett, David Garrett, Bobby Garrett and Ronnie Garrett; three daughters, Mrs. Eunice Miller and Mrs. Sharon Brown, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Sarah Wanda Galaway of Redlands, Calif.; sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Virginia Lewis of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by a son, Darwood Garrett.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr 26, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o David Patmont Garrett; d/o Robert M. Taylor & Elizabeth Florence “Lizzie” (Moore) Taylor buried in Campbell – Elrod cemetery

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Pallbearers for the Wednesday afternoon services for Mrs. Dave P. (Susie) Garret were Alvin Holley, Tom Eady, Cecil Vickers, Tommy Wardell, Dr. James Currington, Wilson Griffin, Gussie Jamison and Neilan French.

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Jessie Lee (Garrett) Brannon-Carpenter
Dec 27, 1894 - Feb 28, 1973

Mrs. Carpenter

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Jessie Lee Carpenter, 78, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. She was a member of the Methodist Church and had lived in Corsicana most of her life.

Survivors include five sons, Jim Brannon of Tustin, Calif., Earl R. Brannon of Dallas, Calvin Carpenter of Phoenix, Ariz., Bobby G. Carpenter of Corsicana, and Billy Joe Carpenter; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Adams of Corsicana, Mrs. Edgar T. King of Terrell, and Mrs. Mike Mullins of Greenville; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Corley L. Garrett of Tyler.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 1, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Charley Brannon buried in New Pursley cemetery 2nd husband William Nathan Carpenter d/o John W. Garrett & Mary Alice (Franks) Fullbright-Garrett buried in Rose Hill Cemetery Blooming Grove, Tx.

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Mrs. Carpenter

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Jessie Lee Carpenter, 78, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include five sons, three daughters, 22 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Pallbearers will include Bud Osborne, Derwood Penney, Bert Coleman, Billy Don Atkeisson, Joe Atkeisson and Gerald Atkeisson.

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Thomas Martin Godley, Sr.
Jul 19, 1891 - Jun 21, 1972

T. M. Godley, 80, Houston, and native of Drane, died there Wednesday. He had been a resident of Houston for 35 years.

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

He is survived by two sons, Doyle Godley of Houston and Charles Godley, of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. A. B. (Lela) Gallaway, Sr., of Corsicana; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Lelia Emma (Henderson) Howard
Jul 22, 1873 - Jan 30, 1947

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED FOR MRS. LELIA HOWARD

Mrs. Lelia Howard, widow of the late C. D. Howard, died at the family home, 110 South Twentieth street, at an early hour Thursday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Mrs. Howard had been a long-time member.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Lola Belle Howard, Corsicana, and Mrs. N. E. Talkington, McKinney; three sons, G. R. Howard, Hillsboro; V. D. Howard, Cristoval and Jack Howard, Alice; two grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. A. A. Simpson, Sherman; Mrs. William Howard, Graham, and Mrs. R. L. McDaniel, Carlton and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Ferguson, Joe M. Daniel, Boyce Martin, K. L. McKeown, C. B. Haley, Harold Borg, Hugh Stewart and J. R. Noble.

Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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MRS. LELIA HOWARD FUNERAL HELD ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Lelia Howard, widow of the late C. D. Howard, who died at the family home, 110 South Twentieth street, early Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Mrs. Howard was a long-time member. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are two daughters, Miss Lola Belle Howard, Corsicana, and Mrs. N. E. Talkington, McKinney; three sons, G. R. Howard, Hillsboro; V. D. Howard, Cristoval and Jack Howard, Alice; two grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. A. A. Simpson, Sherman; Mrs. William Howard, Graham, and Mrs. R. L. McDaniel, Carlton and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hubert Ferguson, Joe M. Daniel, Boyce Martin, K. L. McKeown, C. B. Haley, Harold Borg, Hugh Stewart and J. R. Noble.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family

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Franklin Berry “Frank” Ainsworth
Aug 12, 1876 - Jan 29, 1947

FUNERAL SERVICES SCHEDULED FRIDAY FOR F. B. AINSWORTH

F. B. Ainsworth, aged 70 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at his home in Powell Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Kerens Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery here. Kerens Masons will have charge of the rites at the grave.

A native of Simpson county, Miss., he came to Texas in 1913 and had resided at Powell for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife of Powell, five sons, W. A. Ainsworth, San Benito; W. P. Ainsworth, Cleveland, Ohio; V. B. Ainsworth, Powell; B. F. Ainsworth, Corsicana, Route 4, and W. D. Ainsworth, Powell, Route 1; four daughters, Mrs. W. L. Redford, Lubbock; Mrs. W. B. Ware, Corsicana, Route 5; Mrs. M. F. Keathley and Miss Billie Ainsworth, both of Corsicana; a brother, C. H. Ainsworth, Harrisville, Miss., and 15 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Charles Kent, Roy L. Cave, Harvel Ward, Alton Thomason, Adrian Rutherford and Morgan Lowe.

Stockton Funeral Home at Kerens is directing.

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Walter Purvis "Pert" Ainsworth
Mar 31, 1903 - Dec 26, 1960

W. P. Ainsworth Services Held

Funeral services for Walter P. Ainsworth, 57, were to be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Calvin Dickinson, Chatfield Methodist pastor, officiating. Interment was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

Formerly of Powell and Roane, Ainsworth expired late Monday in Cleveland, Ohio.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. F. B. Ainsworth, Roane; three brothers, W. A. Ainsworth, San Benito; V. B. Ainsworth, Kerens and W. D. Ainsworth, Powell; four sisters, Mrs. Lee Redford, Lubbock; Mrs. Bealon Ware, Roane; Mrs. Malvern Keathley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Murphy Bogle, Irving, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be Jessie Burrow, Ed Andrews, Lummie Burrow, Olen Whitley, Homer Marshall and Pete Ross.

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William Carl Onstott, Jr.
Jan 10, 1947 - Jan 11, 1947

INFANT SON OF MR. AND MR5. ONSTOFF DIES ON SATURDAY

William Carl Onstott, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Onstott of Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic early Saturday. Funeral rites will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Onstott and Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Jamison, all of Corsicana.

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

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Onstott Infant Rites Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for William Carl Onstott, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Onstott, who died at the Navarro Clinic early Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 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.

Surviving are the parents, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Onstott and Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Jamison, all of Corsicana.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Blythe
B&D Oct 11, 1947

Rites For Infant Sunday Afternoon

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Blythe of Dallas, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roberts of Chatfield.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon, Oct 13, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Edward Sanders Blythe & Dorothy Mae (Roberts) Blythe (Dorothy is buried in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx.

Nathan Fletcher “Nath” Garrett
Mar 12, 1874 - Oct 30, 1960

N. F. Garrett Dies Sunday, Rites Monday

Nath F. Garrett, 86, retired grocer and farmer, 800 West Second avenue, former city commissioner, died in the Navarro Clinic early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor.

A native of Walton County, Ga., he had resided in Navarro county and Corsicana since 21 years of age. He served several terms as water commissioner of Corsicana. He was a former official of the Federal Land Bank.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Kaspar, Mrs. Frances Holder and Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, all of Dallas; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five brothers, Thomas and John Garrett, both of Loganville, Ga.; Luther W. Garrett, Athens; Robert P. Garrett, Corsicana, and Wm. J. Garrett, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Dora Worthy, Loganville, Ga., and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Etta Ann (Bush) Rawson
Apr 11, 1887 - Sep 14, 1966

Mrs. Rawson Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. George Rawson, 79, of 1306 North Beaton street, who died in Evergreen Convalescent Home Wednesday night, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church. Burial was in .

Surviving are two sons, James B. Rawson, Dallas, and George H. Rawson, Corsicana; two grandchildren, six sisters, Mrs. W. L. Wilkinson, Miss Linnie Bush, Mrs. C. B. Hill, Mrs. W. T. Hill and Mrs. Sam Ingham, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lloyd Knotts, Roane; two brothers, Dick Bush, Powell, and Hub Bush, Barry, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. W. (Bill) Olsen, Jr.; J. T. Hill, H. L. Hill, Loyd Knotts, James Wilkinson, Sam Ingham, J. D. Haney and J. R. Bush.

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George Rawson
Jun 15, 1884 - Mar 2, 1962

George Rawson Rites Saturday

George Rawson, native of Mississippi, but long-time Corsicana resident, died in Memorial hospital Friday. He was 77.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley chapel with Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor, Westside Baptist church, and Rev. W. B. Huntsberry, pastor Memorial Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood.

Rawson had resided in Corsicana the past 66 years.

Surviving are his widow of Corsicana; two sons, James B. Rawson, Dallas, and George H. Rawson, Corsicana; one granddaughter, Patricia Ann Rawson, Germany, and one grandson, Joe Lynn Cranford, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. I. T. Kent, Corsicana and other relatives.

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William Everett “Billy” Spruill, Jr.
Apr 9, 1939 - May 29, 1959

Navy Orders Autopsy For Billy Spruill

An autopsy was planned Saturday at Lordsburg, N. M., on the body of William Everett Spruill, Jr., 20, of Denton, formerly of Corsicana, found Friday on the Southern Pacific Lines right-of-way 14 miles west of Animas, N. M., according to The Associated Press and United Press International dispatches.

Funeral services will be held in Corsicana with Corley in charge but arrangements are incomplete pending the completion of the investigations.

Relatives here stated the youth took his physical examination at the induction center in Dallas Wednesday and was en route to San Diego, Calif., naval base. He attended Corsicana schools.

The wire services said that the young man’s body was found, clad only in shorts. His three traveling companions, also Texas Navy recruits, were questioned in Tucson, Ariz., where the train—The Sunset Limited streamliner—had been held up more than an hour. The investigation began when a trainman in Douglas, Ariz., noticed a broken window in the compartment in which the recruits were riding. The occupants were Richard C. Franklin, 22, of Techuacana; Winston T. Cook, 17, of Abilene, and Willie R. Slifton, 18, of Thompson.

The recruits were quoted as saying they last saw Spruill Thursday night shortly after the train left El Paso, Texas.

Spruill’s clothing was found aboard the train. Railroad personnel said blood was found on the side of the car where the broken window was discovered.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Spruill, 741 West Second avenue, Corsicana; father, W. E. Spruill, Pilot Point, Denton county; grandmother, Mrs. J. P. Hamilton, Corsicana and other relatives.

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No Report On Naval Inductee Autopsy Here

No additional information had been received early Monday afternoon here on the autopsy proceedings ordered by the Navy in connection with the death Friday of William Everett Spruill, Jr., 20.

Funeral services will probably be held here Wednesday with Corley in charge.

Spruill’s lifeless body was discovered on the Southern Pacific Lines tracks 14 miles west of Animas, N. M., and a broken window was discovered in a compartment of the train on which Spruill and other Naval inductees were en route to San Diego, Calif. from Dallas.

The young inductee attended Corsicana schools.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Spruill, 741 West Second avenue; father, W. E. Spruill, Pilot Point; grandmother, Mrs. J. P. Hamilton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Services Here Wednesday For Billy Spruill

Funeral services for William Everett Spruill, Jr., 20, Denton, U. S. Naval inductee, whose body was found along the Southern Pacific Lines track near Animas, N. M., Friday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The body was returned to Corsicana shortly before noon.

A former Corsicana resident, took his physical examination in Dallas Wednesday and was en route to San Diego, Calif. his body was found on the tracks by a railroad workman and his clothing was found aboard the train later in Arizona after a compartment window was found broken and blood was seen on the side of the passenger coach.

Three Texas Navy recruits traveling companions, were questioned in Tucson, Ariz., who reportedly said the last time they saw Spruill was shortly after the train left El Paso. They are Richard C. Franklin, 22, Tehuacana; Winston T. Cook, 17, of Abilene; and Willie R. Slifton, 18, of Thompson.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Spruill, Corsicana; father, W. E. Spruill, Pilot Point; grandmother, Mrs. J. P. Hamilton, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Paul Wilson, Ronnie Deskin, Dan Bodenhamer, Jake Hudson, Ronnie Byrd, Harry Earl Hudson, Jimmy Lorimer, Jr. and Liston Herod, Jr.

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Mary Lou (Thorp) Witherspoon
Feb 4, 1876 - Jun 24, 1966

Witherspoon Services Be Held Saturday

Mrs. R. H. Witherspoon, 90, life-long resident of the Chatfield community, died in Memorial hospital Friday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Weldon Haynes, pastor.

Mrs. Witherspoon was the oldest member of the Chatfield Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roland M. Hudnall and Miss Mary Witherspoon, both of Chatfield, and Mrs. Sherman Miles, Dallas; two grandchildren, Mary Lela Miles, Dallas, and Robert W. Miles, Austin; two brothers W. P. Thorp, Chatfield, and Joseph Thorpe, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joel Miles, George Hodge, Noel Marchbanks, Reagan H. Andrews, Jim Hodge, J. L. Thorp and W. M. Meachum.

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Witherspoon Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. R. H. Witherspoon, 90, life-long Chatfield resident, who died in Memorial hospital Friday, were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Weldon Haynes, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church, of which Mrs. Witherspoon was the oldest member. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roland M. Hudnall and Miss Mary Witherspoon, both of Chatfield, and Mrs. Sherman Miles, Dallas; two grandchildren, Mary Lela Miles, Dallas, and Robert W. Miles, Austin; two brothers W. P. Thorp, Chatfield, and Joseph Thorpe, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joel Miles, George Hodge, Noel Marchbanks, Reagan H. Andrews, Jim Hodge, J. L. Thorp and W. M. Meachum.

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Raymond Calvin Williams
Mar 8, 1905 - Mar 20, 1947

Raymond Williams Rites Held

Graveside funeral services for Raymond Williams, aged 42 years, who died in Houston Thursday morning , were held at 2 o’clock where interment was made. Rites also were held in Houston Sunday. The rites at Chatfield were conducted by Rev. Vinsant, Methodist minister.

Surviving are an aunt, Mrs. John Harper, Kilgore; two uncles, Charles Guynes, Brownsboro, and Morris Guynes, New York City, and a number of cousins and other relatives.

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Mary Lucille (Johnson) Williams
Aug 2, 1903 – Apr 29, 1958

Funeral services for Mrs. J. G. Williams of Harrold, Texas, who died in Electra Tuesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Chatfield Methodist church. Burial was in the new Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Williams resided at Chatfield many years prior to moving to Harrold 17 years ago.

Surviving are her husband, Harrold; three daughters, Mrs. F. M. Bullock and Mrs. M. G. Bledsaw, both of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. A. R. Mitchell, Glen Ridge, N. Y.; two brothers, Ernest Johnson, Fort Worth, and Jesse Johnson, Mobeetie.

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Jesse G. “Jess” Williams
Apr 20, 1896 - Apr 22, 1960

Jess Williams Buried Monday

Funeral services for Jess G. Williams of Electra, formerly of Navarro county were held Monday at 3 p.m. in the Chatfield Methodist church with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Williams , 64, died Friday in Wichita Falls. He was born in Waxahachie and formerly farmed in Navarro and Wilbarger counties. He moved to Harrold, Wilbarger county, in 1941, moving to Electra three years ago.

During the past several years he had worked on a section crew on the Fort Worth and Denver Company at Electra.

Surviving are three daughters, three brothers, a sister and four grandchildren.

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Neta Patience “Pate” (Stovall) Williams
Aug 26, 1875 - Feb 2, 1959

Mrs. Williams Rites Saturday

ENNIS, Feb. 6 (Spl.)—Mrs. Pate Williams, 83, died in Patterson, Calif., Monday. She had been ill for several years.

Funeral services are scheduled in the Methodist church at Chatfield, Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. R. G. Cook, pastor from Lewisville, will conduct the rites. Burial is to be in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 26, 1875 in Tennessee. She moved to Ellis county in 1890. Here she married J. S. Williams in 1893 in Waxahachie. Mr. Williams died at Chatfield in 1925. They previously had lived in the Chatfield community from 1898 until 1927.

In 1927, Mrs. Williams moved to Vernon, Tex., and in 1949 moved to California.

Survivors include four sons, Jesse Williams, Electra; H. C. Williams, Patterson, Calif.; W. A. Williams, Electra; John D. Williams, Vernon, Tex.; one daughter, Mrs. Jesse Archa, Patterson, Calif.; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. R. Williams, Fred Bullock, Ernest Johnson, Lovell Johnson, Rufus Tarrer, and Byron Kirby.

The body will lie in state at the Bunch Funeral Chapel until 1 p.m. Saturday.

Bunch Funeral Home will direct.

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