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Charles Lamar “Charlie” Baggs, Jr.
Oct 10, 1903 - Apr 16, 1966

Charlie Baggs Rites Monday

C. L. (Charlie) Baggs, Jr., 62, formerly of Corsicana, 4336 Birchman, Fort Worth, died in Harris hospital in Fort Worth, Saturday from injuries suffered 10 days earlier in an automobile accident. He was employed as a welder with General Dynamics. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Annie Mae Baggs, Corsicana, and Chester Baggs, Grand Prairie; a sister, Mrs. Ora Mae Murphy, Marlin; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus Wigley, Tom Watford, B. R. Brannon, Jim Gordon, Lee Welsh, John Haney, Clarence Mann and Guy Mullinex.

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Annie Mae (Benton) Baggs
Jul 1, 1880 - Aug 29, 1971

Baggs

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Annie Mae Baggs, 91, who died Sunday in Marlin. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Baggs had lived in Corsicana for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Chester Baggs of Grand Prairie and Roy Baggs of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. J. T. Murphy of Marlin; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughters.

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Baggs

Funeral services were to be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Annie Mae Baggs, 91, who died Sunday in Marlin. Burial was to be in Hamilton cemetery with the Rev. W. H. Hitt officiating.

A Corsicana resident for the past 50 years, Mrs. Baggs was a member of the Missionary Baptist church. She wa a native of Georgia.

Survivors include two sons, one daughter, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Pallbearers include W. E. Percival, George Chappel, Collin Green, D. L. Jordan, T. C. Haynes, R. R. Holley, Bacil Herod and Ike Estell.

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Sam Houston Daniel
Dec 23, 1885 - Jan 3, 1947

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED SATURDAY FOR SAM H. DANIEL

Sam H. Daniel, aged 61 years, 1211 West Eleventh avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Robert L., S. G. and W. M. Daniel; a daughter, Mrs. Ernie Caton; two brothers, Joe M. Daniel and A. D. Daniel, and six grandchildren, all of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR SAM H. DANIEL ARE HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Sam H. Daniel, aged 61 years, 1211 West Eleventh avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday morning were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Robert L., S. G. and W. M. Daniel; a daughter, Mrs. Ernie Caton; two brothers, Joe M. Daniel and A. D. Daniel, and six grandchildren, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were George Calloway, E. H. Humphries, Clarence Swiney, Tom Caton, Ted Wafer, Gordon Werner, and A. C. Crouch.

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Jessie Fread Patterson
Feb 1, 1944 - Feb 2, 1947

JESSE F. PATTERSON DIES SUNDAY NIGHT; RITES HELD MONDAY

Jesse Fred Patterson, aged three years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Inlow, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are the parents. Mrs. Imogene Patterson, Route 5, Corsicana, and O. F. Patterson, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Smith, Corsicana, and Mrs. Clyde Greer, Dallas.

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Sankey L. Thomas
Nov 4, 1900 - Aug 19, 1947

S. L. THOMAS RITES PLANNED WEDNESDAY; DIED HERE TUESDAY

S. L. Thomas, aged 47 years, of Angus, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning following a heart attack suffered Monday.

Funeral services are planned from the First Baptist church here, of which he was a member, Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church.

A native of Navarro county, Thomas had resided at Angus for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Thomas; a son, Howard Lee Thomas; a brother, B. R. Thomas, all of Angus; a sister, Mrs. G. W. Dehman, Ingleside, Texas; a niece and a nephew.

Pallbearers will be C. A. Middleton, E. G. Hollingsworth, L. P. Tilton, Seth L. Story, B. G. Jones, W. A. Early, Hugh Cummins and Jim Cobb.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 19, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Goldie Marie (Knotts) Thomas-Reading; s/o Henry D. Thomas and Maggie F. (Atchison) Thomas buried in Bazette cemetery

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ANGUS RESIDENT IS FATALLY STRICKEN WITH HEART ATTACK

Funeral services for S. L. Thomas, aged 47 years, of Angus, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday following a heart attack Monday, will be held from the First Baptist church, Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church. Thomas was a member of the Baptist church.

He was a native of Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Thomas; a son, Howard Lee Thomas; a brother, B. R. Thomas, all of Angus; a sister, Mrs. G. W. Dehman, Ingleside, Texas; a niece and a nephew.

Pallbearers will be C. A. Middleton, E. G. Hollingsworth, L. P. Tilton, Seth L. Story, B. G. Jones, W. A. Early, Hugh Cummins and Jim Cobb.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Lillie Mae (Brown) Norwood-Owen
Dec 5, 1890 - Apr 27, 1961

Mrs. Owen Dies Thursday Night

Mrs. Lillie Mae Owen, 71, long-time Corbet and Corsicana resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Owen had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. George Evans, here for the past 20 years.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. George Evans, Corsicana; Mrs. Jack Touchstone, Big Spring; Mrs. E. H. Phillips, Lubbock; Mrs. Don Mason, Lamesa and Mrs. Coy Mitchell, Odessa; six sons, Chester Norwood, Corsicana; Hubert Norwood, McGregor; Billy Joe Owen, Big Spring; Royce, Marion and Everett Owen, all of Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Jimmy Gordon and Mrs. Mark Crouch, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ed Gathright, Corbet; Mrs. W. M. Gathright, Beaumont, Mrs. Homer Clark, Fort Worth; and Mrs. Maud Gown, Houston; 22 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Earl Gathright, Bill Gathright, Raymond Teel, Paul Rogers, Vernon Hall, Fred Hubbard, Charlie White, and Buford Hollon, all nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 28 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Thomas Roscoe “Tommie” Norwood married Dec. 20, 1906 2nd husband William Bartlett Owen married Dec. 7, 1919 buried in Oakwood cemetery; d/o Griffin Robert Brown & Lula Ann (Craig) Brown

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Owen

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Owen, 70, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

Rev. Robert Wooddy, First Baptist church pastor, and Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, First Methodist church minister, officiated.

A native of Memphis, Tenn., who was born there Dec. 5, 1890, Mrs. Owen died Thursday in the Navarro Clinic. She had resided in Navarro county the past 50 years and was a resident in Corsicana about eight years.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. George Evans, Corsicana; Mrs. Jack Touchstone, Big Spring; Mrs. E. H. Phillips, Lubbock; Mrs. Don Mason, Lamesa and Mrs. Coy Mitchell, Odessa; six sons, Chester Norwood, Corsicana; Hubert Norwood, McGregor; Billy Joe Owen, Big Spring; Royce, Marion and Everett Owen, all of Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Jimmy Gordon and Mrs. Mark Crouch, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ed Gathright, Corbet; Mrs. W. M. Gathright, Beaumont, Mrs. Homer Clark, Fort Worth; and Mrs. Maud Gown, Houston; 22 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Gathright, Earl Gathright, Raymond Teel, Paul Rogers, Vernon Hall, Fred Hubbard, Charlie White, R. M. Galloway and Buford Hollon, all nephews.

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Rubin Howell Herrin
Jul 17, 1884 - Apr 24, 1947

Streetman Man Died In Garland Friday

R. H. Herrin, aged 62 years, of Streetman, died Friday while visiting relatives in Garland.

Funeral rites were held at Garland Saturday morning at 10 o’clock and a second service was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Leonard Woods.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; 10 children, Mrs. G. C. Hulsey, Houston; Mrs. H. E. Wallace, Garland; Mrs. Alice Lofton, Houston; Mrs. Vernon Edmonds, Garland; L. W. Herrin, Garland; H. J. Herrin, Corsicana; Rev. Dottie L., Calvin and Harvey Herrin, all of Streetman, and other relatives.

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Paul David Russell
B&D Sep 26, 1947

Rites For Infant Saturday Afternoon

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Russell of Abilene died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday night.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, Dorothy, Abilene and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Haynes, Angus.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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John Travis Hayden Aston
Jan 13, 1908 - Nov 17, 1947

Corsicana Man Is Fatally Injured In Highway Crash

J. T. Aston, aged 39 years, driver of a Holsum Bread company truck, was instantly killed at 2 p.m. Monday when his truck struck a bridge railing on Highway 75 between Ennis and Palmer. Lights of an approaching vehicle were believed to have blinded Aston as he approached the bridge, highway patrolmen reported following an investigation.

Aston was en route home from Dallas at the time of the crash.

Surviving are four children, Travis Hayden, Randall, Joy Nell and Jerry Aston, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Cora Aston, Corsicana; five brothers, Dan, Harold and Ed Aston, all of Corsicana; Charles Aston, Baytown, and Roy Aston, Abilene, and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be Lee Grossett, Roger Johnston, Buddy Farmer, George Deavers, Basil Talbert and Ray Humphries.

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TUESDAY RITES FOR J. T. ASTON, KILLED IN HIGHWAY MISHAP

Funeral services for J. T. Aston, 39, bread truck driver, fatally hurt early Monday morning when his truck crashed into a bridge railing near Trumbull, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bishop, pastor of the Central Methodist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. Lights of an approaching automobile were blamed for the crash.

Veteran of World War II, Aston served in the Eighth Army medical corps in Europe.

Surviving are four children, Travis Hayden, Randall, Joy Nell and Jerry Aston, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Cora Aston, Corsicana; five brothers, Dan, Harold and Ed Aston, all of Corsicana; Charles Aston, Baytown, and Roy Aston, Abilene, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lee Grossett, Roger Johnston, Buddy Farmer, George Deavers, Basil Talbert and Ray Humphries.

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Almeda Faye (Aston) Preston
May 29, 1929 - Apr 6, 2016

Almeda was born on May 29, 1929 and passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Almeda was a resident of Malakoff, Texas at the time of her passing. She was married to J.B. Visitation will be at 1pm on Wednesday April 13 2016 at the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church with Celebration of life service to immediately follow at 2pm.

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William Edward Brown
Dec 14, 1869 - Feb 6, 1947

WILLIAM E. BROWN FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED SATURDAY

William E. Brown, aged 77 years, of Barry, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Almon, Baptist minister.

Brown was a native of Limestone county.

Surviving are four sons, Oscar Brown, Fort Worth; Joe Brown, Barry; Sid and Preston Brown, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lura Carroll, Dallas, and 10 grandchildren.

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WILLIAM E. BROWN FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral rites for William E. Brown, aged 77 years, of Barry, who died at the P. and S. Hospital, Thursday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister of Dawson. Brown was a native of Limestone county.

Surviving are four sons, Oscar Brown, Fort Worth; Joe Brown, Barry; Sid and Preston Brown, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lura Carroll, Dallas, and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Aud Brannon, B. Anderson, Tubby Hanson, D. Christie, Coy Christie and Grady Christie.

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Calcye Ona (Highnote) Rushing
Nov 23, 1882 - Apr 23, 1947

MRS. LEE RUSHING FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Lee Rushing, who died Wednesday night at Childress hospital will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the McCammon Funeral Home chapel with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

The former Miss Calcye Highnote, she was reared in Corsicana, moving to Childress after her marriage.

Surviving are her husband, Lee Rushing, Childress; five sisters, Mrs. W. T. McKee, Mrs. H. H. Pugh, and Mrs. J. H. Lynd, all of Corsicana; Mrs. T. J. Pugh, Beaumont, and Mrs. O. W. Welhs, San Antonio; and two brothers, Charles Highnote and Eugene Highnote, both of Corsicana.

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Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” (LeFevor ?) Vandygriff/Vandergriff
Nov 17, 1869 - Jul 4, 1947

FUNERAL FOR MRS. SARAH ELIZABETH VANDYGRIFF HELD

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Vandygriff, aged 77 years, who died at her home Route 3 Corsicana, Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. w. T. Allmon. Mrs. Vandygriff was a native of Tennessee.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. T. W. Martin, Angus; Mrs. Eddie Donaho and Mrs. H. J. Thomas, both of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers were Charles Martin, Robert Martin, Leon Donoho, Neil Donoho, Glenn Skinner and Doyle Andrews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 7, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (daughter Gladys (Vandergriff) Donaho death certificate says Vandergriff and mother’s maiden name LaFeavor—daughter Willie Lee (Vandergriff) Thomas death certificate says Vandergriff, mother’s maiden name LaFevers-daughter Lela Martin says Vandergriff) w/o James B. “Jim” Vandergriff/Vandygriff d/o Lee LeFevar and Malinda (White) LeFevar—not sure of spelling of Vandergriff or Vandygriff-Sarah’s death certificate says Vandygriff and LeFevor and obit says Vandygriff

Sarah Elizabeth (Hand) Burns
Nov 16, 1865 - Feb 6, 1947

RITES HELD FRIDAY PIONEER RESIDENT BAZETTE COMMUNITY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Burns, aged 81 years of Bazette, who died early Thursday morning at the family home, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. The services were conducted by Elder J. F.
Prince.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Burns had resided in Texas 48 years and in Navarro county for the past 20 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Emma Keeton, Athens, and Mrs. Alice Phillips, Bazette; five sons, Oskar Burns, Bazette; Fate Burns, Richland; E. A. and Olin Burns, both of Corsicana and Odis Burns, Dallas; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Eliza Ella (McKinney) McFadden-Shields
Mar. 2, 1878 - Apr. 19, 1964

Mrs. Shields Dies Sunday

Mrs. Eliza E. Shields, 82, native of Jones county, died at the Twilight Home Sunday.

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

Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church, will conduct the services.

Surviving are a brother, George McFadden, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Gillaspie, Corbet and Mrs. Eunice J. Eckols, San Antonio; a granddaughter, Mrs. Tim Braddy, Corsicana; a grandson, George Eckols, San Antonio, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 20, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (The first obit, Apr. 20th has her kids as her brother and sisters in error) (her monument has her as Eliza E. Shields and her death certificate has her the same- Fannie and George’s death certificates show their parents as Joe McFadden and Eliza Shields-daughter Emma Jean (McFadden) Eckols death certicate says d/o Joe L. McFadden and Elsie McKenny- Eliza’s death certificate says daughter of Abb McKinney)
     

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Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Shields

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza E. Shields, 82, native of Jones county, who died at the Twilight Home Sunday, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

Surviving are a son, George McFadden, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Gillaspie, Corbet, and Mrs. Eunice J. Eckols, San Antonio; a granddaughter, Mrs. Tim Braddy, Corsicana; a grandson, George Eckols, San Antonio and other relatives.

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Annie May (Hammonds) Young
May 28, 1877 - May 29, 1947

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. A. YOUNG FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. Albert Young, 72, who died in a Dallas hospital Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin P. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Mrs. Young was a member.

Mrs. Young was a long-time resident of Navarro county. She had been in declining health for several months.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; three sons, Dr. H. Harvey Young, Washington, D. C.; Albert Young, Jr., Garland and John C. Young, Waco; two daughter, Mrs. Leslie Young Cooper, Dallas, and Mrs. Vern Rohrer, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. John Megarity, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. G. Elliott, Jim Doolen, Jack Megarity, Seth Story, R. L. Harris, Doc Redden, J. O. Burke and T. J. Walton.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Willis Russell Spears
Sep 13, 1912 - May 21, 1947

W. R. Spears Rites Thursday Afternoon

Funeral services for W. R. Spears, aged 34, who died early Wednesday at the P. and S. hospital after a short illness, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel.

The Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, conducted the rites. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors, are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Spears; a son, Russell Ray Spears; a daughter, Iva Jean Spears, all of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. William Spears, Wills Point; three brothers, John L. Spears, Wills Point; Richard Spears, Betty and Frank Spears, Dallas; seven sisters, Mrs. Gladys Tallant, Wills Point; Mrs. Ethel Tull, Edgewood; Mrs. Velma Samples, Elmore; Mrs. Lillie Huff, Orange; Mrs. Alice Parks, Fort Worth; Mrs. Scottie Ward, Terrell, and Mrs. Mattie Fisher, Athens.

Pallbearers were Richard Spears, John L. Spears, Ernest Tallant, Johnny Pryor, Raymond Pryor, Elmer Pryor and Pvt. Wesley Pryor.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 22, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruby Augusta (Pryor) Spears s/I E. Levi Spears buried in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Texas and Mary Jane (Abbott) Spears buried in Oakland Memorial Park, Terrell, Tx.

Ruby Augusta (Pryor) Spears
Jun 17, 1913 - Oct 2, 1972

Mrs. Spears

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton cemetery for Mrs. Ruby Spears, who died Monday in Abilene, Rev. Bruce Hibbitt will officiate.

Survivors include a daughter, Iva Jean Vernon of Abilene; two grandchildren; five brothers, Wesley Pryor of Palestine, Earl Pryor of Sulphur, La., Raymond Pryor of Tomball, J. W. Pryor of Wilson, Okla., and Elmer Pryor of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Brown, of Conroe and Mrs. Mattie Lou Stough of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Wallace Pryor, Jack Stough, Leon Phillips, Lewis Kormos, Eugene Stewart and Clyde Weaver.

Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Spears

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Ruby Spears, who died Monday in Abilene. Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiated and burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, two grandchildren, five brothers, two sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

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H. C. Rich
Aug 9, 1865 - Aug 9, 1947

H. C. Rich Services Monday Afternoon

H. C. Rich, aged 82 years, died at 308 West Seventh avenue Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

No known relatives survive.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Stanley Michael Blackford
Mar 23, 1947 - Mar 24, 1947

Rites For Infant Monday Afternoon

Stanley Michael Blackford, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Blackford, died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning at 4 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, George Henry Blackford; a sister, Peggie Lorena Blackford, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Biddy, all of Corsicana and Mrs. Blackford of Ohio.

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Jay Gould Bennett
Mar 26, 1881 - Sep 5, 1961

J. G. Bennett Rites Thursday

J. G. Bennett, 80, retired farmer, Route 1, Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial In Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, Wortham Baptist minister, and Rev. R. D. Turner, pastor of the Community Baptist church.

Bennett was a native of the Pisgah Ridge community.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Tilman L. Rodgers and Joe N. Bennett, both of Corsicana, and Francis M. Bennett, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Don Taylor, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Callie Howard and Mrs. M. Anderson, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be L. D. Patterson, M. O. Patterson, F. M. Taylor, B. W. Folmar, Ervin Phillips and B. J. Andrews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep. 6, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jessie Tom (Adams) Rodgers-Bennett; s/o Francis Marion Bennett & Orlena (Trammell) Bennett buried in White cemetery, Richland, Texas.
     

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Hold Services J. G. Bennett

Final rites for J. G. Bennett, 80, Route 1, Corsicana, retired farmer, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, Wortham Baptist minister, and Rev. R. D. Turner, pastor of the Community Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Bennett, a native of Pisgah Ridge, died in Memorial hospital Tuesday night following a short illness.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Tilman L. Rodgers and Joe N. Bennett, both of Corsicana, and Francis M. Bennett, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Don Taylor, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Callie Howard and Mrs. M. Anderson, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. D. Patterson, M. O. Patterson, F. M. Taylor, B. W. Folmar, Ervin Phillips and B. J. Andrews.

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Jessie Tom (Adams) Rodgers-Bennett
Oct 9, 1901 - Jan 31, 1975

Mrs. Bennett

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Jessie T. Bennett, 73, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Elvis Egge and Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate with burial following at Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Betty Taylor of Corsicana; three sons, Tillman Rogers of Corbet, Frances M. Bennett of Dallas, and Joe N. Bennett of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Jennie Robertson of Malakoff, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lena Adams of Norman, Okla.

Pallbearers will be T. R. Lake, Bobby Andrews, Leon Phillips, C. E. Phillips, Jr., Robert Bittner, and Bill Folmar.

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William Franklin “Frank” Tittle
Nov 14, 1888 - Aug 8, 1947

RITES SATURDAY FOR FRANK TITTLE, FORMER RESIDENT

Funeral services for Frank Tittle, 58, former resident who died at his home in McKinney early Friday morning, will be held Saturday morning at McKinney at 11 o’clock and graveside services will be held at Hamilton cemetery here at 4 p.m. Saturday, where interment will be made.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Tittle, McKinney; a sister, Mrs. Ora Castle, brother Ollie Tittle, Waxahachie.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct the local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 8, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Susie (Patrick) Tittle married Jan. 9, 1910 s/o James Tarlton Tittle and Hattie J. (Anderson) Tittle buried in Myrtle cemetery, Ennis, Tx. (brother Oliver Anderson Tittle –sister, Ora Lee (Tittle) Cassels

Martin Isaac Rusk
Nov 24, 1912 - Apr 16, 1947

MARTON I. RUSK FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Marton I. Rusk, 34, who died in the Texas City disaster, were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Corley Funeral Home chapel with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Texas City Baptist church, assisted by Rev. J. E. Bagley, pastor of the Abilene Baptist church.

Survivors are his wife, and son Charles Marton Rusk, Texas City; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Rusk, Rome, Ga.; two brothers, J. T. Rusk, Rome, Ga.; and Edward Rusk, Columbus, Ga.; and a sister, Mrs. Flora Williams, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Pallbearers were Willard Curry, Jack Jones, Willie Lewis, Lynn Kirkland, A. G. Fussell, and Marles Drake.

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Lena Maude (Smalling) Rusk
Feb 23, 1914 - Dec 28, 1963

Auto Victim Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Lena Smalling Rusk, 49, daughter of Ralph Smalling, 1111 South Eighteenth and One-Half street was killed in an auto collision Saturday afternoon on Farm Road 59 bout 11 miles south of Athens.

A resident of Texas City, Mrs. Rusk and her foster son, James Scott Curran, 15, were in one car and the youth lost control the car going into a slide and striking a car driven by William Calvin Shumate of Malakoff. The youth was injured but was dismissed from the Henderson County Memorial Hospital in Athens Sunday.

Shumate’s car was also occupied by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Opal Mettlen of Wells, Cherokee county, and her eight children. NO one was hurt in the Shumate vehicle.

Mrs. Rusk was the widow of the late M. I. Rusk, who was killed in an explosion in Texas City, April 11, 1947, when he went as a volunteer fireman to fight the tragic blaze and explosion. His body was recovered from the harbor a week later.

Mrs. Rusk and young Curran were en route to Athens and then planned to come on to Corsicana to visit her father and his family.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church here and Rev. John Thomason, Texas City Baptist minister.

Surviving are two sons, Charles M. Rusk, USN, Washington, and Scotty Curran, Texas City; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Smalling, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Currey, Malakoff; two brothers, Edward Smalling, Jacksonville, Fla., and John T. Smalling, Corpus Christi and other relatives.

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Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Rusk

Final rites for Mrs. Lena Smalling Rusk, 49, of Texas City, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. John Thomason, Texas City Baptist minister.

Mrs. Rusk was fatally injured Saturday afternoon in an auto collision 11 miles south of Athens. Her foster son, Scotty Curran, 15, driver of one of the cars, was injured but later was dismissed from the Henderson County Memorial Hospital. Occupants of the other auto involved escaped injury. William Calvin Shumate of Malakoff was the driver of the other automobile.

Mrs. Rusk was the widow of the late M. I. Rusk, Texas City volunteer fireman, who was killed in the Texas City explosions, April 11, 1947.

Surviving are two sons, Charles M. Rusk, USN, Washington, D. C. and Scotty Curran, Texas City; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Smalling, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Currey, Malakoff; two brothers, Edward Smalling, Jacksonville, Fla., and John T. Smalling, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Less Grayson, Marltes Drake, Willie Lewis, Beauford Wright, Eugene Berry, Alvin Fussell, Alvin Smalling and Bill Dickson.

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Jenette Yarbrough
B&D Aug 31, 1947

Monday Rites For Infant Daughter

Funeral services for Jenett Yarbrough, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Yarbrough, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday, were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at
Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. O. Holloway

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Harold Dean and John Wayne Yarbrough; a sister, Mary Dolores and grandmother, Mrs. A. V. Byram, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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George Floyd Yarbrough
Jan 20, 1901 - Jul 22, 1971

Yarbrough

Floyd Yarbrough, 70, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Freestone County and had lived in Corsicana for 50 years. He was a retired cotton mill foreman and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Funeral services are to be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Baptist church with the Rev. James McKee officiating. Burial is to be in
Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Floyd Yarbrough of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. M. M. Deming of Angleton; one granddaughter, Mrs. A. A. Red, Jr. of LaMarque; one grandson, Leland Deming of Angleton; a brother, Earnest Yarbrough of Angleton; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Cummings and Mrs. Thelma Young, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Jim Deming, Larry Hutson, Bill Hutson, Howard Coley, Johnney Gladwell, R. R. McCain, Douglas Liles and Norman Gilcrease.

The Bible Readers Sunday School Class of Emmanuel Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Yarbrough

Funeral services for Floyd Yarbrough, 70, were Saturday at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Baptist church with the Rev. James E. McKee officiating. Burial was in
Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Yarbrough died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. He had lived in Corsicana for 50 years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Floyd Yarbrough of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. M. M. Deming of Angleton; one granddaughter, Mrs. A. A. Red, Jr. of LaMarque; one grandson, Leland Deming of Angleton; a brother, Earnest Yarbrough of Angleton; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Cummings and Mrs. Thelma Young, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Jim Deming, Larry Hutson, Bill Hutson, Howard Coley, Johnney Gladwell, R. R. McCain, Douglas Liles and Norman Gilcrease.

The Bible Readers Sunday School Class of Emmanuel Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers.

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Ira Evan Yarbrough
Feb 2, 1898 - Apr 4, 1970

Ira Yarbrough Dies Sunday

Ira Yarbrough, 72, retired cotton mill employe and resident of Corsicana 50 years, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Freestone county, he was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services were to be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt as officiating minister. Burial was to be in the
Hamilton Cemetery.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Elvin Ross, Garland; two sons, John Yarbrough, Lubbock and Harold Yarbrough, Mexia; three grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest Yarbrough, Angelton and Floyd Yarbrought, Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Cummings and Mrs. Earl Young of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were to be James Owen, Robert Owen, Wilbur Owen, Bill Owen, Aubrey Young and Wendell Cummings.

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Yarbrough Rites

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Ira Yarbrough, 72, longtime Corsicana resident who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiated. Burial was in the
Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, two sons, three grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.

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Nannie Bee (Byrum) Yarbrough
Sep 19, 1903 - May 15, 1951

Mrs. Yarbrough Dies On Tuesday

Mrs. Ira Yarbrough, 47, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services are planned Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church with burial in the
Hamilton Cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the church, and Rev. A. J. Kirkland, former pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Johnny and Harold Dean Yarbrough, a daughter, Mary Dolores Yarbrough, mother, Mrs. A. B. Byram, two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Yarbrough and Mrs. Bert Owen, all of Corsicana; five nephews and a niece.

Pallbearers will be W. P. Staggs, W. E. Percival, D. M. Wyatt, Frank L. Leathers, George Robinson and Preston Brown.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. Yarbrough Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ira Yarbrough, 47, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday afternoon, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial will be in
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor, and Rev. A. J. Kirkland, former pastor of this church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Johnny and Harold Dean Yarbrough, a daughter, Mary Dolores Yarbrough, mother, Mrs. A. B. Byram, two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Yarbrough and Mrs. Bert Owen, all of Corsicana; five nephews and a niece.

Pallbearers will be W. P. Staggs, W. E. Percival, D. M. Wyatt, Frank L. Leathers, George Robinson and Preston Brown.

Corley directs.

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Carrie Ethel (Yarbrough) Cummings
May 5, 1895 - Aug 2, 1973

Mrs. Cummings

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Cummings, 78, of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Twilight Home, Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, and burial will be at
Hamilton cemetery.

She was a native of Freestone County and had lived in Corsicana for 45 years. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist church.

Survivors include a son, Wendel J. Cummings of Garland; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Earl Young of Corsicana.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Mrs. Cummings

Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Ethel Cummings, 78, of Corsicana. Burial was in
Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Wendel J. Cummings of Garland; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Earl Young of Corsicana.

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Noma Derward Baxter
Jul 10, 1921 - Apr 17, 1947

Plan Kerens Rites For Norma D. Baxter

The body of Noma Derward Baxter, 25, accidentally killed in Competition, Mo., Thursday, was to arrive in Corsicana at 1:40 p.m. Monday.

Baxter who had spent most of his life in Kerens was killed when a tractor overturned. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy who was accompanying the body home; his father, Noma Baxter, of Athens; his mother, Mrs. Opal Baxter, of Kerens; two brothers, Jack M. Baxter of Competition, and Robert L., a member of the air corps, stationed in San Antonio. His two grandmothers of Kerens also survive.

Burial will be in Prairie Point cemetery. Time of the funeral at Kerens was pending arrival of relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home of Kerens is in charge of the services.

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Ed, the picture of his marker won’t come up.


Noma Hyde Baxter
Dec 15, 1898 - Aug 11, 1947

FORMER RESIDENT DIED IN DALLAS; RITES IN ATHENS

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Athens for N. H. Baxter, 48, former market and café operator, who died in a Dallas hospital Monday afternoon after an extended illness.

Native of Ellis county, Baxter formerly resided in Corsicana and Kerens before moving to Athens four years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Athens; mother Mrs. Maggie E. Baxter, Kerens; two sons, Jack M. Baxter, Athens and Robert Louis Baxter, U. S. Army; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Durwood Baxter, Kerens; four brothers, Clint and Russell Baxter, both of Kerens; Richard W. Baxter, U. S. Army at Fort Worth, and Charles R. Baxter, Athens; three sisters, Mrs. F. M. Aston, Mrs. W. O. Loftis and Mrs. D. E. Watt, all of Athens and other relatives.

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Lizzie Mae (Lancaster) Goodwin
May 27, 1884 - Aug 29, 1947

Mrs. Mae Goodwin Of Bazette Dead

KERENS, Sept. 5—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Goodwin, aged 63 years, who died Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Bazette Baptist church. Rev. J. L. Grant, pastor of the church, conducted the rites. Mrs. Goodwin died in a Corsicana hospital. Burial was in Prairie Point.

Mrs. Goodwin was a life-long resident of the Bazette community. She was married to the late Tom Goodwin in 1900.

Surviving are five sons, Lester, Chester, Land and Clyde Goodwin, all of Kerens, and John Goodwin, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Clint Holliman and Miss Lucille Goodwin both of Kerens, and Mrs. Lummy Burrow, Roane; four brothers, Ben, Jim and Guy Lancaster, all of Kerens and Clyde Lancaster, Orange; two sisters, Mrs. John Simms, Nacogdoches, and Mrs. John Holliman, Corsicana; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Stockton’s Funeral Home directed.

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Rose Mary Webb
1947 - Aug 14, 1947

Funeral Rites Held For Infant Saturday

Funeral services for Rosemary Webb, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Webb, Oakland, California, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The infant died in Oakland, Aug. 14, and the body arrived in Dallas by plane Friday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents of Oakland, Calif., and a grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Mae Gilliam, Corsicana.

Mrs. J. B. Williams conducted the rites.

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Margaret Elizabeth “Maggie (Garner) Banks
Nov 15, 1863 - Nov 9, 1947

RITES HELD MONDAY FOR MRS. C. B. BANKS, CORSICANA NATIVE

Mrs. C. B. Banks, aged 83 years, native of Corsicana, died at her home near Roane Sunday morning at 7 o’clock. Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Mrs. Banks, the former Maggie Elizabeth Garner, was born in Corsicana, Nov. 15, 1863.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred Slate, Roane; five grandchildren, Mrs. W. W. Wilson, Fort Worth; H. L. Banks, Odessa; V. L. Banks, Duncan, Okla.; Charles Banks, Sherman; and Mrs. Pearl Herman, El Paso; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Turner Garner, Chatfield, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Vernon Frazier, Jim Frazier, Herman Roberson, Charles Slate, Chester Slate and T. E. Jackson.

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Thelma Lee (Yarbrough) Young
Mar 2, 1907 - Apr 28, 1976

Mrs. Young

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Thelma Lee Young, 69, resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Mickey Loftis and the Rev. Bill Grimes will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

She was a native of Freestone County, lived in Corsicana 55 years, and was a charter member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Aubrey Young of Corsicana and Robert Young of Palestine, a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth McGlohen of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Rebecca Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Rawson) Frost
Aug 9, 1875 - Jul 5, 1947

MONDAY RITES FOR MRS. FROST; DIED IN DALLAS SATURDAY

Mrs. Elizabeth Frost, aged 71 years, died in Dallas Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church, Corsicana, and Rev. Mr. Adams, Dallas.

Surviving are three sons, Lee W. Frost, Orange; R. J. and Vernon Frost, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. L. O. Hoffman, Emhouse; two sisters, Mrs. I. T. Kent and Mrs. T. M. Kent, both of Corsicana; a brother, George Rawson, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and a number of other relatives.

Frank Kent, Houston Kent, Bush Rawson, George Rawson, Jr., Doris Frost, Elbert Frost, Bruce Jeffries and Dub Turner, all nephews, were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 7, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Cowley A. Frost married May 17, 1896; d/o Robert James Rawson & Sarah E. “Sallie” (Etheridge) Rawson buried in Providence Cemetery

Homer Ray Bridges
Aug 29, 1922 - Dec 20, 1974

Ray Bridges

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ray Bridges, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at the Temple VA Hospital.

Rev. Luther Crawford will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery. He was a truck driver and veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edwin Scruggs of Fairfield and Mrs. Johnny Goodnight of Temple; two grandchildren, a brother, Q. L. Bridges, of Corpus Christi; and a sister, Mrs. Sam Halk of Waco.

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Services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Ray Bridges of Corsicana, who died Friday in Temple. Survivors include two daughters, two grandchildren, one brother and one sister.

Pallbearers were to be Sam Halk, Keith Kinlaw, Jerry Bridges, Harmon Pope, Thelbert Percival, and T. G. Haynes.

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Fannie Lou (Haggard) Bridges
Jul 26, 1896 - Jan 3, 1958

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Bridges

Funeral services for Mrs. Q. L. Bridges, Sr., 61, of Waco, formerly of Corsicana, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. She died in Austin Friday morning.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Hardy G. Weathers, Waco, Assembly of God minister. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The family moved to Waco nine years ago from Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, Q. L. Bridges, Jr., Hillsboro, and H. R. Bridges, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Peters, Waco; eight grandchildren; a brother, Homer Haggard, McKinney, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. E. Percival, Henry Langridge, Ernest Hamberlin, J. M. Goodman, Jesse Childers and Bill Jones.

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R. C. Bridges
Aug 14, 1933 - Apr 5, 1963

R. C. Bridges Dies Friday

R. C. Bridges, 29, of 712 West Eighteenth avenue, died Friday in Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Funeral services were slated at 4 p.m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Becky and Linda, all of Corsicana; five brothers, F. M. Bridges, Lampasas; Ray Bridges, Old Glory; Troy Lee and Stanley Bridges, both of Arlington, and Davis Earl Bridges, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Newsom, Weatherford; Mrs. Idalou Price, Corsicana, and Mrs. Nora Ann Brown, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be Ralph McCulloch, Ray Lambert, Gerrel Owens, Leslie Patterson, Emmett Robinson and Raymond Smith.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr 6, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruby Nell (Roberts) Bridges; s/o Davis Lee Bridges & Ludia Gertrude “Ludie” (Breshers) Bridges buried in Richland cemetery, Richland, Tx.

Henry Marshall Thompson
Nov 7, 1898 - May 20, 1953

H. M. Thompson Services Friday

Funeral services for Henry M. Thompson, 54, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday afternoon were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Thompson was a bus operator and had resided here a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. H. R. Bridges, Waco; a granddaughter, Deborah Dean Bridges, Waco; a brother, John Thompson, Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Grady Hogan, Mansfield, and Mrs. Fred Colbert, Tulsa, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Louis Territo, John Daniel, Earl McGraw, Jack Russell, Lee Russell,

 Morris, Otis Atkeisson and Jim Mathison.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 22, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Reba Fae (Howell) Thompson; s/o Cyrus Marion Thompson & Mary Jane (Malone) Thompson (Reba is daughter of Lemuel Carroll Howell, Rev. and Mary Lee (Anderson) Howell)

Ora L. (Dean) Cordell
Mar 4, 1884 - Oct 4, 1947

MRS. J. A. CORDELL FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Cordell, 63, who died at her home here Saturday morning, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Calvary Baptist church, with burial in Long Prairie cemetery. The Rev. Derwood Geddie will conduct the services, assisted by the Rev. L. O. Holloway, pastor of the church.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph A. Cordell, Corsicana; and the following children:
Frank Cordell, Kerens; Mrs. Clara Allred, Corsicana; Mrs. Lena Wilkins, Goose Creek; Mrs. Ruth Carson, Corsicana; Mrs. Alma Bland, Post; Joe Cordell, Jr., Corsicana; and Mrs. Mabelle Meak, Houston.

The pallbearers will be E. C. Quinn, Floyd Yarborough, Preston Allred, O. E. Williams, Everett Smith and C. T. Clay.

The McCammon Funeral home is directing the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct 4, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph/Joe Abson Cordell married Dec 16, 1908 d/o William Franklin Dean & Alexin/Elexin J. “Lec” (Curtis) Dean buried in Concord cemetery, Palestine, Tx.

Joe Absolum Cordell, Sr.
Mar 5, 1880 - Aug 8, 1948

Tuesday Rites For Victim Of Auto Accident

Funeral services for Joe Abson Cordell, aged 68 years, of Corsicana, fatally injured in an automobile accident near Madisonville Sunday were held from the Calvary Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Long Prairie cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Derwood Geddie, Baptist minister of Raymondville, formerly of Corsicana, and Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of the church.

Three other occupants of the car received minor injuries.

Surviving are two sons, Frank Cordell, Kerens, and Joe Cordell, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Bill Meath, Houston; Mrs. A. J. Allred, and Mrs. Newton Carson, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Harvey Wilkins, Baytown, and Mrs. Cecil Bland, Post; two brothers, John Cordell, Alabama, and W. G. Cordell, Houston; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Floyd Yarborough, C. T. Clay, Everett Smith, Elvin Quinn, Gene Williams and Arthur McCleary.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Osco/Oscar J. Inmon
Dec 8, 1877 - Jul 17, 1947

O. J. INMON RITES FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT KERENS CHURCH

KERENS, July 18.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were scheduled at 25 p.m. Friday at the Methodist church for O. J. Inmon, aged 69 years, who died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday after a long illness.

The Rev. Raymond Burton, pastor will conduct the rites, assisted by Dr. Elmer Page and the Rev. Cletus Pippin. Interment will be in the Long Prairie cemetery.

Born at Long Prairie, the son of J. W. Inmon, he moved to Kerens 34 years ago and had been a rural mail carrier for 32 years. In 1901 he married Miss Sallie McKenzie of Kerens. Long a member of the Methodist church, he was a steward at the time of his death.

Survivors are his wife, Kerens; two sons, Herman Inmon, Dallas, and Garland Inmon, Sanderson; a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Lovelace, Carrollton; three brothers, J. N. Inmon, A. J. Inmon and J. A. Inmon, Kerens; four sisters, Mrs. C. E. Bruner, Mrs. E. D. Ward, Mrs. Elmer Phillips, and Mrs. A. W. McClung, Kerens; a step-mother, Mrs. J. W. Inmon, Kerens, three step-sisters, Mrs. Mossie Smith, Kerens; Mrs. Grover Nicholson, Amherst, and Mrs. Robert Carter, Athens; a step-brother, Lacy Garrett, Kerens, and five grandchildren.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 18, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sallie Harriet (McKenzie) Inmon; s/o James William Madison “Will” Inmon & Alice Elizabeth (Newton) Inmon

Jean Rutherford
Dec 19, 1946 - Mar 3, 1947

Rites For Infant Planned Tuesday

Jean Rutherford, aged two months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Rutherford, 898 South Commerce street, died at the family residence Monday morning at 7:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Long Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, Dorsey Lee, Willis Ray, and David Holland Rutherford; three sisters, Trena, Lula Mae and Jane Rutherford, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Rutherford, Powell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 3, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Willis Lee Rutherford buried in Oakwood cemetery & Johnnie (McElvaney) Rutherford-Brent buried in Oakwood cemetery

Lue Ann (Murray) Dodds-Herrell
Jan 7, 1880 - Jan 13, 1947

MRS. L. A. HERRELL FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. L. A. HErrell, 67, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catherin McNeill, 803 South Sixteenth street, Monday, will be held Tuesday at the Pursley Baptist church with burial in the Pursley cemetery. The hour of the rites has not been decided. The Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Elkhart, will conduct the services.

Surviving are her husband, Lee Herrell, Valley Farms; two daughters, Mrs. McNeill and Mrs. Lula Mae Spurgeon, Levelland; a son, Tom Dodds, Valley Farms; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Hanna, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Ward, Navarro; a step-son, Crawford Herrell, San Jose, Calif.; three brothers, John Murray, Pursley; Coad Murray, Corsicana, and Alfred Murray, McKinney; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 13, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Alsie Harvey Dodds married Dec. 23, 1896 2nd husband Lee Ander Herrell d/o William Albert Murray and Elizabeth (Jackson) Murray

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MRS. L. A. HERRELL RITES TUESDAY WITH BURIAL AT PURSLEY

Funeral services for Mrs. L. A. Herrell, aged 67 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catharin McNeill, 803 South Sixteenth street, Monday, were held from the Pursley Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn Elkhart, formerly of Navarro county.

Surviving are her husband, Lee Herrell, Valley Farms; two daughters, Mrs. McNeill and Mrs. Lula Mae Spurgeon, Levelland; a son, Tom Dodds, Valley Farms; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Hanna, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Ward, Navarro; a step-son, Crawford Herrell, San Jose, Calif.; three brothers, John Murray, Pursley; Coad Murray, Corsicana, and Alfred Murray, McKinney; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Murray, Jack Murray, Pete Murray, G. W. Murray, Alton Murray, Ned Murray and A. H. Murray, all nephews.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Lee Ander Herrell
Oct 1, 1870 - Apr 15, 1947

L. A. Herrell Dies Friday Evening; Funeral Sunday

Lee Ander Herrell, aged 78 years, died at his home, 715 West Tenth avenue, Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Pursley Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Pursley cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church here.

Herrell was a native of Anderson county, Texas.

Surviving are two sons, Crawford Herrell, San Jose, Calif., and Tom Dodds, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ward, Mrs. Mary Hanna, Mrs. Catherine McNeill, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lula Spurgeon, Hobbs, N. M.; 16 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Clara Murray, Purdon, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. A., A. H, J. C., M. E., M. A., and A. C. Murray, all nephews.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr. 16, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Tabitha (Jackson) Herrell 2nd wife Lue Ann (Murray) Dodds-Herrell; s/o Alexander Herrell & Mary (Douglas) Herrell (marriage record says Alexander married Mary Foster)
     

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L. A. Herrell Is Buried Sunday In Pursley Cemetery

The funeral services for Lee Ander Herrell, aged 78 years, who died at his home, 715 West Tenth Avenue, Friday night, were held from the Pursley Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church here.

Herrell was a native of Anderson county.

Surviving are two sons, Crawford Herrell, San Jose, Calif., and Tom Dodds, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ward, Mrs. Mary Hanna, Mrs. Catherine McNeill, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lula Spurgeon, Hobbs, N. M.; 16 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Clara Murray, Purdon, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. A., A. H, J. C., M. E., M. A., and A. C. Murray, all nephews.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Mary Katheryn “Minnie” (Stewart) Higgins
Jan 2, 1877 - Aug 11, 1962

Mrs. M. Higgins Rites Monday

Mrs. Minnie Higgins, 85, long-time Pursley resident, died at Twilight Home Saturday following an extended illness. She lived in the Pursley community more than 50 years and was a member of the Pursley Church of Christ.

Funeral services are scheduled from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in the New Pursley cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Janie Mann, Pursley; a grandson, J. C. Mann, LaPorte; two great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. W. B. Roberts, Mrs. Mattie Chambers, Mrs. Jennie Granger and Mrs. Mannie Bankhead, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ann Adams, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Armstrong, Curtis Plemon, Ned Murray, Wallace Pryor, Lee Hardin and G. F. Granger.

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Thomas Evans “Tom” Stewart
Dec 2, 1878 - Oct 5, 1949

T. E. Stewart Dies Early Wednesday; Rites Thursday

Tom Evans Stewart 70, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning. He had become ill a short time earlier at his residence, 916 South Eighteenth street.

Funeral services are planned Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in the Pursley cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister of Elkhart.

A native of South Carolina, Stewart had resided in the Pursley community for almost 50 years before moving to Corsicana a year ago.

Surviving are a son, E. F. Stewart, Pursley; two daughters, Misses Audrey and Iva Stewart both of Pursley; seven sisters, Mrs. W. Y. Bankhead, Mrs. G. B. Chambers, Mrs. B. B. Granger and Mrs. W. B. Roberts, all of Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Higgins, Pursley; Mrs. Susie Reid and Mrs. Annie Adams, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct. 5, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Louisa Prudence Lyda (Roberts) Stewart; s/o Franklin Reid “Frank” Stewart & Isabelle “Belle” (Henson) Stewart

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Tom E. Stewart Funeral Services Held Thursday

Funeral services for Tom Evans Stewart, aged 70, who died Wednesday morning shortly after arriving at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Elkhart Baptist minister.

A native of South Carolina, Stewart resided in the Pursley community about 50 years before moving to Corsicana last year.

Surviving are a son, E. F. Stewart, Pursley; two daughters, Misses Audrey and Iva Stewart both of Pursley; seven sisters, Mrs. W. Y. Bankhead, Mrs. G. B. Chambers, Mrs. B. B. Granger and Mrs. W. B. Roberts, all of Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Higgins, Pursley; Mrs. Susie Reid and Mrs. Annie Adams, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ferma C. Stewart, Lloyd Roberts, Ernest Roberts, J. T. Eggleston, G. F. Granger, Ishmael Granger and Robert York.

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Mary Eveline Miller
Aug 17, 1947 - Aug 19, 1947

Rites For Infant Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mary Evelyn Miller, two-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Miller, Corsicana, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night at 10:30 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Pursley cemetery. Interment was in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. H. Harvey, Baptist minister.

Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Johnnie, Pat, Grace Fay and Bennie Miller, and grandparents, Mrs. Eula Miller, Pursley, and Mrs. Mary Townley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Bessie Lee (Eslick) Tanner
Aug 18, 1910 - Feb 7, 1947

FORMER RESIDENT RURAL SHADE DIED WAXAHACHIE FRIDAY

Mrs. Bessie Lee Tanner, aged 36 years, died at Waxahachie early Friday morning. A native of Rural Shade, Mrs. Tanner had been residing in Waxahachie the past two years.

Funeral services had not been arranged early Friday afternoon pending word from a sister who resides in California. The rites will be held at Pursley Baptist church with interment at Pursley and will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister.

Surviving are five children, Clemmie, Edna, Dwight and Truman Tanner, all students in the State Home here, and Dell Marie Tanner, Waxahachie; mother, Mrs. C. L. Eslick, Dawson; four sisters, Mrs. D. G. Cates, Waxahachie; Mrs. Willie Ramsey, Purdon; Mrs. Ruby Parrish, Waxahachie, and Fannie Neely, Early Mott, Calif.; a brother, Jim Eslick, Dawson, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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Carl Rosco Arnold
Sep 16, 1882 - Jul 21, 1947

Richland Resident Died In Hospital Monday Afternoon

Carl R. Arnold, aged 64 years of Richland, died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon.

Native of North Carolina, Arnold resided at Mart before moving to Richland 32 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Arnold, Richland; five sons, E. L., J. C., Willie and Carl Odis Arnold, all of Richland, and Ira Arnold, California; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Lee Madewell and Mrs. Irene McNeese, both of Richland; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Tidwell, Pursley; Mrs. R. C. Shew, Mart, and Mrs. Ada Everett, Alto; a brother, J. A. Arnold, Forest, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from the son in California.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Emma Myrtle (Murphy) Arnold
Mar 1, 1887 - Sep 10, 1972

Mrs. Arnold

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church in Richland for Mrs. Emma A. Arnold, 85, resident of Richland for 58 years, who died Sunday at her home.

Rev. Dale Rider was to officiate, with burial in the
Richland Cemetery.

Services were to be under the direction of a Corsicana funeral home.

She was a native of Belton and member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons, J. C. Arnold and Ira Arnold, both of Navarro, and Willie Arnold of Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Davidson of Richland and Mrs. Irene McNeese of Uvalde; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Grady Murphy of Fort Worth.

Grandsons were to be pallbearers.

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Carl Otis Arnold
Mar 28, 1922 - Aug 1, 1971

Arnold

Carl Arnold, 48, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Richland, he had lived at Angus since 1962. After 20 years service in the U. S. Armed Forces he served as a security guard at the state prison at Huntsville. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Grimes officiating. Burial will be in the
Richland Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Genell Arnold of Angus; three sons, Robbie Lee Urguart Jr. of San Antonio, Carl Grady Arnold and David Glenn Arnold of Angus; one daughter, Mrs. Rhonda Gail Albritton of Corsicana; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Emma Arnold of Richland; three brothers, Willie Earl Arnold of Richland, Ira Arnold of Navarro and J. C. Arnold of Pickett; two sisters, Mrs. Irene McNeese of Uvalde and Mrs. Opal Lee Davidson of Richland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Howard Tidwell, James Glass, Guy Campbell, Allen Anglin, Billy Jack Blackledge and Floyd Chapman.

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Katherine Velma (Day) Arnold
Apr 1, 1930 - Nov 27, 2009

Katherine Velma Arnold, 79, of Eddy, Texas, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at a Waco nursing center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Copeland officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at Lake Shore Funeral Home in Waco. Mrs. Arnold may be viewed starting at noon on Sunday.

Katherine was born in Kerens, Texas to the late Johnie and Velma (Hopkins) Day.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Earl Arnold; son, Jack Glen Arnold; and brother, Sonny Day.

Survivors include daughters, Debra Owens and husband, James, Jerry Mote and husband, James, and Donna Kay Arnold; sons, Billy J. Arnold and wife, Dee, John Carl Arnold and Kenny Gillihan; grandchildren, Kimberly, Becky, Angela, Justin, Marty, Dana, Jason, Allan, Ashley, Amy, Richard, Matthew, Billy, Christopher, Amber, Ricky, Kyra, Rebecca, Lisa, and Vanessa; great-grandchildren, Brittani, Mitchell, Braden, Cadence, Landon, Taylor, Kayla, Austin, Alexia, Noah, Addison, Kaeden, Kynlee, Sky, Jerry, Braxton, Abigayle, Trinity, Jordan, Christopher, Christopher Jr., Emily, Jason, Layton, Ashley, Emily, Erica, Ethan, Noah, and Joseph; and sisters, Maryjo Free, Dolly Bright, and Betty McDaniel; many other family members; and a host of friends.

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Cheryl Denise Arnold
Aug 13, 1975 - Nov 30, 1975

Cheryl Arnold

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the
Richland Cemetery for Cheryl Denise Arnold, three months old, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. David Hale officiated.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Arnold of Angus and her grandmother, Mrs. Genell Arnold of Angus.

Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

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David Glenn Arnold
Feb. 14, 1957 - Sep. 11, 1976

D. G. Arnold

Funeral services for David Glenn Arnold, 19, will be at 4 p.m. today in Corley Funeral chapel with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in
Richland Cemetery.

Arnold died Saturday at Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. David Arnold of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Jenell Arnold of Angus; two brothers, Robbie Burkhart of the U. S. Army and Grady Arnold of Navarro; a sister, Mrs. Marry Albritton of Corsicana; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Chunn of Richland; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be E. D. Griffin, Douglas Tidwell, Hubert Farmer, Bill barge, Ernest Featherston and Tony Goodin.

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Jack Glenn Arnold
Jun 25, 1953 - Mar 26, 1964

Richland Lad Died Thursday

Jack Glen Arnold, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie E. Arnold of Richland, died at Richland Thursday night.

Funeral rites will be conducted by Rev. James Crowley, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which the youngster was a member, and Rev. Johnny Johnson, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, John and Billy Arnold, all of Richland, and Kenneth Johnny Gillihan, Hobbs, N. M.: a sister, Donna Arnold, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Day and Mrs. Emma Arnold, all of Richland; a great-grandmother, Mrs. J. P. Hopkins, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. D. Griffin, Curtis R. Clemons, Wm. M. McCord, A. Neal Brown, G. H. Campbell and D. C. Tidwell.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

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Sunday Rites Richland Boy

Funeral services for Jack Glen Arnold, 10, will be held Sunday in the First Baptist church of Richland at 2:30 p.m. with burial in
Richland cemetery.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie E. Arnold of Richland, the boy died at Richland Thursday night.

Rev. James Crowley, pastor of First Baptist church, will officiate and Rev. Johnny Johnson, pastor of the Richland Methodist church will assist.

Survivors are his parents; three brothers, John and Billy Arnold, all of Richland, and Kenneth Johnny Gillihan, Hobbs, N. M.: a sister, Donna Arnold, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Day and Mrs. Emma Arnold, all of Richland; a great-grandmother, Mrs. J. P. Hopkins, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. D. Griffin, Curtis R. Clemons, Wm. M. McCord, A. Neal Brown, G. H. Campbell and D. C. Tidwell.

Griffin Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

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Richland Boy Services Held

Funeral services for Jack Glen Arnold, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie E. Arnold, Richland, who died Thursday, were held from the First Baptist church in Richland Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the
Richland cemetery.

Rev. James Crowley, pastor of the church of which Jack Glen was a member, conducted the services assisted by Rev. Johnny Johnson, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, John and Billy Arnold, all of Richland, and Kenneth Johnny Gillihan, Hobbs, N. M.: a sister, Donna Arnold, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Day and Mrs. Emma Arnold, all of Richland; a great-grandmother, Mrs. J. P. Hopkins, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. D. Griffin, Curtis R. Clemons, Wm. M. McCord, A. Neal Brown, G. H. Campbell and D. C. Tidwell.

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Lee (Edgar) England
Mar 9, 1866 - Sep 19, 1947

MRS. LEE ENGLAND FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD HERE

Funeral services for Mrs. Lee England, aged 81 years long-time Richland resident, who died here Friday morning, were held from the Griffin Funeral chapel, Corsicana, Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the
Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler, pastor of the Richland Baptist church, and Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church of Corsicana.

Surviving are five children, Dr. Kay England; Van England and Bob England, all of Washington State; Mrs. John Muller, New York City, and Mrs. J. J. Adderman, Shallowater, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. J. B. Bush, Corsicana; Mrs. Mollie Blood, Richland; Mrs. Lillie Jones, Corsicana; Mrs. Jessie Humphries, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. H. Evans, Roswell, N. M., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Homer Humphries, Ray Humphries, Henry Jones, R. E. Jones, Vernon Ray and R. E. Bush, nephews.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Willie Lee “Will” Corley
Oct 13, 1877 - Mar 25, 1947

W. L. Corley Rites Thursday Afternoon

Funeral services for W. L. Corley, aged 69 years, merchant of Corsicana, who died at Gladewater Tuesday night, while visiting relatives, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was at
Richland. The rites were conducted by Dr. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a son, C. L. Corley, Gladewater; two daughters, Mrs. H. L. Trull and Mrs. Agnes Segovia, both of Gladewater; three grandchildren, a brother, E. N. Thompson, Powell; three sisters, Mrs. C. B. Owens, Corsicana; Mrs. Ernest Newman, Fairfield, and Mrs. John Long, Fort Howitzer, Okla., and other relatives.

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John William Madewell
Nov 24, 1874 - Aug 29, 1947

JOHN W. MADEWELL IS FOUND DEAD AT RICHLAND FRIDAY

John W. Madewell, long-time Richland resident, was found dead at his home in Richland Friday morning. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Richland Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, conducting the graveside rites at the
Richland cemetery where interment was made.

Natural causes were ascribed as the cause of death. It was reported here he was found sitting in his chair Friday morning. Madewell resided alone.

Surviving are seven brothers, two sisters, and other relatives.

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John William Murphy, Jr.
Feb 4, 1889 - Feb 2, 1947

RITES HELD MONDAY FOR JOHN W. MURPHY, RICHLAND RESIDENT

John W. Murphy, aged 57 years, of Richland, died in a Camp Hood hospital Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Richland Methodist church. Interment was in the
Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Nolan Fisher.

Murphy had resided at Richland 32 years.

Surviving are a brother, G. L. Murphy, Fort Worth and two sisters, Mrs. C. R. Arnold, Richland, and Mrs. Everett Hughes, Wichita Falls.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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David Dobbins Anderson
May 3, 1870 - Apr 13, 1947

DAVID D. ANDERSON FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

David D. Anderson, aged 76 years, died at his home in Richland Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Richland Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the
Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Nolan Fisher.

A native of Robertson county, Texas, born May 3, 1870, he had resided in Richland for the past 40 years. He is a 32 degree Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are his wife of Richland, two sons, L. E. Anderson, Richland, and C. B. Anderson, Frost; their daughters, Mrs. G. W. Blood, Sr., Mrs. Bertha Farmer and Mrs. F. W. Durr, all of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Prudie Kelly, Brownwood.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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William Marvin Volney
Dec 6, 1901 - Jul 12, 1964

Wm. M. Volney Rites Tuesday

William M. Volney, 62, veteran of World War I, died of a heart attack at his home 324 Delaware, Dallas, Sunday night.

He was a retired representative of the Moore Business forms.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Dudley M. Hughes Funeral Chapel in Dallas with burial in the new Chatfield cemetery Tuesday at noon.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas, the former Miss Allene Jackson of Chatfield; a brother Frank Volney, Bartlett; two sisters, Mrs. B. H. Tucker and Miss Ella Volney, both of Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Charles Lewis Burks, Sr.
Jan 28, 1867 - Jul 30, 1947

CHARLES L. BURKS FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Charles L. Burks, aged 77 years, long-time Roane resident, who died at Rich Wednesday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment was in the Chatfield cemetery.

A native of Monticello, Arkansas, Burks resided at Roane before moving to Rice a few years ago.

Surviving are two sons, J. L. Burks, Trinidad, and C. L. Burks, Jr., Rice; seven daughters, Mrs. A. M. Emmert, Alma; Mrs. Gerald Pevehouse, Glen Rose; Miss Lorena Burks, Rice; Mrs. John Manning, San Angelo; Mrs. Carl Murdock and Mrs. Estelle McDowell, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Henry Blissett, Roane; and 10 grandchildren.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. J. Griffin, Baptist minister, and Rev. Harry Walz, Methodist pastor at Rice.

Pallbearers were J. O. Burke, John Christian, J. J. Kelt, C. Moore, Henry Slate and Jess Dyer.

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Lorena Burks
Mar 25, 1910 - Dec 28, 1958

Phone Operator Expires Sunday

Miss Lorena Burks, 46, retired Rice telephone operator, resident of Corsicana only two week, die at her home, 210 Hardy avenue, Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the new Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Wilson Nunn, pastor of the First Baptist church of Ennis, assisted by Rev. George O. Hunt, pastor of the First Baptist church of Rice.

Surviving are two brothers, C. L. Burks, Barry, and J. F. Burks, Malakoff; six sisters, Mrs. Henry Blissett, Roane; Mrs. Estelle McDowell, Corsicana; Mrs. W. C. Murdock, Houston; Mrs. J. C. Manning, Sweetwater; Mrs. Gerald Pevehouse, Whitney, and Mrs. Milton Emmert, Rice; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Miss Burks was a native of Montfort.

Pallbearers were Harold Pevehouse, Jr.; J. C. Burks, Jr.; Billy Blissett, Roger Johnston, Hugh Emmert and Don Taylor.

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Emery H. Kemp
Oct 7, 1921 - Aug 21,1943

T-SGT. E. H. KEMP FUNERAL HELD AT MERTENS THURSDAY

Funeral services for T-Sgt. E. H. Kemp, 26, who was killed in a plane crash in China, August 21, 1943, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Mertens Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. F. T. Fisher, assisted by Rev. Peyton Goodman of Eureka. Interment was in the Richland cemetery at Mertens under the direction of the McCormick Funeral Service of Frost. The Hillsboro American Legion post participated in the rites.

Pallbearers were David Thomas, Gregory Griffin, J. P. Edwards, Joe Bob Tekell, Don Tekell, Miller Goodman, Jr., Jack Vereen and Maurice Vereen, all cousins.

The body was received Wednesday by the funeral home after being returned to the States October 10.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kemp, Mertens; three sisters, a brother, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Houston Tekell, Corsicana.

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George V. Petty
abt 1872 - Jul 31, 1918

Died In Oklahoma

Geo. V. Petty, aged forty-six, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Petty, and who was reared in Corsicana, died at Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday, and the remains reached here at 12:40 last night and were interred in the Petty Cemetery, in the north suburbs of Corsicana at 10 o’clock this morning, Rev. J. W. Stephens officiating. The deceased is survived by his venerable parents, his wife and little daughter and numerous other relatives here.

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William Henry Ray
Aug. 9, 1863 - Nov. 26, 1948

WM. HENRY RAY FUNERAL RITES HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for William Henry Ray, aged 85 years, retired farmer, who died Friday morning at Powell following an extended illness, were held from the Missionary Baptist church here Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the church, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, Methodist minister of Eureka. Burial was in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, he had resided in Navarro county since 1901.

Surviving are three sons, A. W., D. T., and M. R. Ray, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. V. T. Haynie, Powell; a brother, J. A. Ray, Elmo City, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Jim McCleary, Ontario, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Wayne Haynie, Vernon Ray, W. F. Ray, Kenneth Ray, Neal Haynie and M. R. Ray, grandsons.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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William Benjamin Martin
Jan 19, 1861 - Oct 20, 1948

W. B. MARTIN DIES EARLY WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY

William Benjamin Martin, aged 87 years, retired farmer, died at the home of a son, H. G. Martin, Route 5, Corsicana, Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock. He was a native of Monroe county, Miss., and was a long-time resident of Navarro county. Martin was born Jan. 19, 1861.

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

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. W. Milstead, Dallas; three sons, I. T. Martin, Dallas; H. B. Martin, Corsicana, and Jesse Martin, Emhouse; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • h/o Sarah Emma Josephine (Harris) Martin

Vera Debbie (Cox) Cantrell
Dec 26, 1900 - Jan 22, 1948

Mrs. Vera Cantrell Buried At Bazette

Fineal services for Mrs. W. R. (Vera) Cantrell, 47, who died last week, were held last Friday at the Wilkerson-Watch Funeral Home in Waco, with burial at the Bazette cemetery.

She was the niece of J. H. Cox of Corsicana.

Survivors were her husband, W. R. (Bob) Cantrell, Waco; five sons, Travis, Bill, Clyde Ray and Bobby, all of Waco, and Karney, of Mart; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Smith of Brownsville; one sister, Mrs. O. E. Jones of Marlin; and five brothers, Noble and W. D. Sessions of Marlin; Jack Sessions of Fort Worth; Claudie Jones of Marlin and Isaac Jones of Lott, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan. 28, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, Navarro Co., TX
  • w/o William Robert “Bob” Cantrell; d/o Pleas Cox & Ida Susie Jane (Jackson) Cox-Sessions-Jones
     

Wayne Hodge McRaney
May 20, 1927 - Dec. 19, 1948

WAYNE H. M’RANEY FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY

KERENS, Dec. 22.—(Spl.)—Wayne Hodge McRaney, 21, was killed in a car accident near San Angelo Sunday night.

Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Oak Grove church. Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Trinidad Baptist minister, conducted the rites. The National Guard conducted military rites at the grave.

After attending Kerens High School, he served three years in the U. S. Navy. McRaney was an employee of an oil company.

Surviving are his father, J. E. McRaney, Fort Worth; three brothers, John McRaney, San Angelo; Lucian McRaney, Japan, and Max McRaney, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Frances Sessions, Fort Worth; Mrs. Ruth Gilliam, Ozona and Mrs. Lillian Sloan, Athens, and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana, Texas, Semi-Weekly Light - Wed., Dec 22, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Kerens High School
  • s/o John Enoch McRaney & Florene (Hodge) McRaney

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WAYNE H. M’RANEY FATALLY INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

KERENS, Dec. 21.—(Spl.)—Wayne Hodge McRaney, 21, formerly of Kerens, was killed in an automobile accident near San Angelo Sunday night.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of his father who is visiting in Mississippi, but the rites are to be held here. He attended Kerens High School.

Surviving are his father, J. E. McRaney, Fort Worth; three brothers, John McRaney, San Angelo, in a hospital with injuries sustained when his brother was killed; Lucian McRaney, U. S. Army, stationed in Japan, and Max McRaney, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Frances Sessions, Fort Wort; Mrs. Ruth Gilliam, Ozona and Mrs. Lillian Sloan, Athens, and other relatives.

McRaney served in the U. S. Navy for three years and was employed by an oil company at the time of his death.

Stockton Funeral Home will direct.

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Bobby Weldon Scott
Feb 16, 1935 - May 2, 2019

Bobby Weldon Scott, age 84, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Corsicana, Texas. Bob was born on February 16, 1935 in Burkesville, Kentucky to the late Roy V. Scott and Maude Watson Scott.

Born and raised in the small rural community of Burkesville, Kentucky in Cumberland County, Bob graduated from Cumberland Co. High School in 1953. After graduating, he joined the United States Marine Corp serving for two years during the Korean War. After leaving the service, he married Ann Marron Marshall in Roswell, New Mexico in 1961. He worked in the banking industry in Roswell, New Mexico and Abilene, Texas. In 1967, Bob and Ann moved to Corsicana, Texas where Bob accepted a job at State National Bank. He enjoyed a long successful banking career spanning 37 years serving the community. Throughout his years, Bob also served as a member of City Council and various community and Chamber of Commerce boards. He retired in 2004 after serving as President of the local Chase Bank for over 17 years. In addition to banking, Bob was a developer and builder, designing and building many homes and creating beautiful neighborhoods in Corsicana.

Bob's family was his life. He was a fiercely loyal Father who was available to his children in times of happiness and in times of need. Bob was a believer in education. Educating four children and putting them through college was priority in his life. He wanted nothing but the best for his family and was a wonderful provider.

Bob had many passions in life. He loved learning new things and was an avid reader of history. He loved painting, and enjoyed sports, especially golf. Bob loved the horse races and avidly studied the statistics. This love for researching often lead him to winning, much to the shock of his friends! He had a zest for life that will be immensely missed.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann Scott of Corsicana, his children Michael Scott of Austin, Texas, Robert Scott of Dallas, Texas, Eileen Scott-Neighbors of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mary Kathryn Scott-Clay of Corinth, Texas. He is also survived by his sister, Velma Jean Groce of Burkesville, Kentucky and brother Ronald Scott of Lamesa, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Emily Clay, Kennedy Clay, Elise Neighbors, Bobby Scott, Andre Scott, Hannah Scott, Preston Scott , Jonathan Scott, Davis Scott, and Andrew Scott; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, who never left his side, Little Guy.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home with services immediately following at 2:00 P.M. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Father Edward Monk officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Bob's son, Robert along with grandsons, Bobby, Andre, Andrew, Davis and Jonathan Scott.

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William Albert Lewis, Jr.
June 9, 1958 - Nov. 22, 2019

Bishop William Albert Lewis, Jr., 61, of Corsicana, Texas transitioned to be with his Heavenly Father on Nov. 22, 2019.

Bishop Lewis was deeply devoted to Christ, his family, church, and service to others through his philanthropic efforts.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his lovely wife Marylyn Lewis; children, Crystal Lewis-Armstrong; William Lewis, III, and Fredrick Watson-Lewis; grandsons, Kedric Armstrong, Jr., and Zion William Lewis; sisters, Carolyn Waites, Cathy Lee and Della Horn (Michael); brother, Paul Lewis (Shanetta); host of nieces, nephews, god-children; and the Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 with a wake services from 6 to 8 p.m. at Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church, 720 E. Park Ave in Corsicana.

Bishop Lewis's life and legacy will be celebrated with a homegoing service at noon, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at Lifeline Fellowship Church, 5301 W. Hwy 31 in Corsicana.

Interment Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements entrusted to Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Cora Nell (Stanley) Brietz
Apr 15, 1926 - Nov 20, 2019

Cora Nell Brietz, 93, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at her residence. Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home with funeral services immediately following with Bro. Larry Talbert officiating. A private burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Submitted by Karen Rost

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On November 20, 2019 Cora Nell Brietz left us to enter the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, reuniting with her beloved husband Bill to live an eternity of love, joy, and happiness.

Cora Nell was born in Corsicana to loving parents Frank and Aileen Stanley April 15, 1926. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1943. Cora Nell and Bill (Putz) Brietz married in April of 1948. The young couple soon added a son, Kyle and a daughter Kim, and later a grandson Dillon. Cora Nell loved her family deeply. Her love for her children was complete and unconditional.

Cora Nell was a fixture at the First Baptist Church, serving her Lord tirelessly in any role required. Cora Nell had a servant’s heart and a gentle spirit. Cora Nell’s kind nature allowed her to make friends easily. Many of these dear friendships have lasted a lifetime.

Cora Nell later enjoyed a long career in jewelry sales, working for many years with the Rosen family at Daiches’ Jewelry and later at Jones Jewelry. Cora Nell and Bill loved to travel and had the good fortune to visit most of North America and tour the British Isles, Europe, The Holy Land, and cruise the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas with many of their friends. Loving adventure, Cora Nell and one friend traveled together touring Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, India, and Nepal.

Although Cora Nell faced physical challenges later in life her spirit never faltered and love for her friends and her Lord remained strong.
Cora Nell lived a long, full life. Those of us who love her will miss Cora Nell greatly, but we will celebrate the life she lived and the joy she brought to we who loved her.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Friday, November 22, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home with funeral services immediately following with Bro. Larry Talbert officiating. Private burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Timothy Elmer Dudrey
May 2, 1962 - Nov 6, 2019
 
Timothy Elmer Dudrey, 57 of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 in Corsicana. He was born May 2, 1962 in Liberal, Kansas to Harold and Gladys Dudrey.

Tim loved long drives through the countryside. He enjoyed working with his hands, tinkering with anything that may need fixing. He had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. He could grow any vegetable to big beautiful. He was also a very intelligent man who believed in life long learning in computers and science.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sisters, Diane Ferrell and Loretta Dudley. Nieces, Ashley Ferrell, Allison Ferrell and Jacquelin Ferrell.

Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov.12, 2019 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Pastor Michael Holmes officiating.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Myrtle (Bowden) Meadows
Dec 06, 1881 - May 04, 1947

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. MEADOWS

Mrs. Myrtle Meadows, aged 65 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. D. Burdine, at Tupelo, Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church here with interment in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. H. Day and Rev. L. C. Griffin.

Mrs. Meadows was a native Texan and had resided in and near Corsicana all of her life.

Surviving are a son, Joe Meadows, Richmond; mother, Mrs. R. A. Bowden, Corsicana; three brothers, W. M. and G. C. Bowden, both of Corsicana and John R. Bowden, Rice; four sisters, Mrs. M. E. Cummins, Rice; Mrs. Viola McNutt and Mrs. Clay Fluker, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Burdine, Tupelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. U. Bowden, Pleas Mitchell, R. M. Bowden, Alva Jones, Bowden McNutt, Bobbie Bowden, Charles Murphy, Billy Bowden, Hubert Bowden and Clay Fluker, Jr.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Janet Victoria (Patchen) Walker
Apr 19, 1947 - Nov 19, 2019

Janet V. Walker, 72, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at her residence. Memorial services are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kathy Collier officiating.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov 23, 2019
Submitted by Karen Rost

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Janet Victoria Patchen Walker, 72, of Corsicana, was found dead of natural causes in her home November 19 by a close friend, Neke Newsome. She was born in Norwood, Massachusetts.

She loved to travel, was an executive with Aetna Insurance Co., owned a home rental business in Corsicana, and was briefly a partner in a Connecticut restaurant. She had numerous personal interests from Broadway plays to elephant protection.

Initial expressions of her wonderlust emerged in her grade school years when she packed a handkerchief, tied it to the end of a pole, and headed down the road. Neighbors would bring her back home. In high school she undertook a year-long stay in Denmark where she learned Danish and attended public school. At Nasson College, Springvale, Maine, she spent semesters abroad in both Germany and France. Later she traveled to Europe and the homeland of her Polish immigrant grandparents. She was still traveling late in life with her late husband, George B. Walker, on cruise ships plying the Caribbean and East Coast.

The daughter of a retail executive, she too worked in the private sector, managing large client accounts for Aetna Insurance. She met her husband George at conferences when he was an executive at J. C. Penny Insurance. They lived in Corsicana and also had a cattle ranch in Bend, Texas. She was a baseball fan who played on the Aetna all female company team--the No Balls--as pitcher. Because of her upbringing in New England, she was a Red Sox fan but also rooted for the Texas Rangers (and built up her savings account with money from many wagers with her brother).

Janet was an independent spirit from a young age. She spent her first decade of life in Gorham, Maine, lived and worked for subsequent decades in New England, and spent more than three decades in Corsicana. Although she shepherded cattle around on the ranch with George, her first encounters with large animals was four summers in the 1950's spent at Camp Kehonka on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire where she fully embraced horse back riding. Growing up she was not encouraged to cook, but later in life taught herself. The lessons she passed along to her brother on the creation of a genuine Texas chili are lore of family gatherings still.

Janet Walker is survived by her brother, Kenneth L R. Patchen (Betty Ann Ralston) of Antioch, Illinois; niece Dr. Loral Patchen Torres (Cesar Torres), and grand niece Solana Torres, of Washington D. C.; and cousin Vincent Domkowski of Florida. She was predeceased by her parents Helen Rylyck Patchen and Frank McKay Patchen, and her husband George B. Walker.

Memorial donations may be sent to: Mary Peterson Child Care Center, 1103 East Collin Street, Corsicana TX 75110. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 25 at at the Corley Funeral Home

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Henry Eddie Walker
Jan 22, 1942 - Nov 20, 2019

Eddie Walker peacefully transitioned into the arms of God on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the age of 77.

Eddie was a most loving husband, father, brother, and true friend to countless people. He was affectionately known as Chief, H, and Dad.

Memorial Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at University Christian Church, Fort Worth.

Eddie was born and lived his early years in Corsicana, Texas. He was drawn into a career in the trucking business when, at the age of 6, he eagerly responded to his father's call, "Hey boy, crawl under here and hand me that wrench." That simple act started what would be a storied 71-year career in all aspects of trucking, transportation, sales, and much more.

Eddie took to work at a young age. He recalled doing all kinds of jobs at the grocery store, and many remember him always working, always helping, and being nice to everyone around him. And as some know, as an enterprising young man he had to wear cardboard covers over his little boy arms when delivering bread in order to not damage the loaves.

By the age of 20, Eddie and his father owned a fleet of 60 trucks hauling sand and gravel for the Texas Highway Department. As comfortable negotiating contracts with state officials and fleet owners as getting covered in grease helping a mechanic, his authenticity propelled him through many ventures, including Walker Chevrolet, Overland Coach, Frontier GMC, Dallas Peterbilt, Arrow Trucks, and Rush Truck Centers. Ultimately Eddie, his wife Dianne, and son Scott would create and run Best Used Trucks. They gained loyal customers across the United States, ranging from massive trucking companies to new independent owner-operators, all of whom regarded Eddie as a friend.

Eddie was a true visionary in his business, earning many awards including National Truck Professional of the Year, Small Business of the Year (Best Used Trucks). He left an indelible mark via the Used Truck Association - ultimately receiving its highest honor, the Marvin F. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award. Eddie gave back along the way through innumerable acts of kindness big and small. He was a 32nd degree Mason and wore his ring, signifying such every single day of his life.

Eddie spent a lifetime vigorously embodying a work ethic like non-other. He was a craftsman of the highest order, ready to go to work with his hands literally anytime. Grandson of a carpenter, Eddie brought a genuine nature and tenacity that was expressed through what would become legendary love and kindness.

When Eddie met the love of his life, Dianne Schafer, the two would join families and begin a domestic legacy that would envelop scores of children (many not theirs), friends of their children, friends, and peers. Their home in Lake Country was a crossroad of activity holding a family of eight and expanded from time to time by those who needed a helping hand. Bedrooms were added, cars were purchased, and birthday parties welcomed a +1 always. Their home was forever a place to find acceptance, love, a nourishing meal, mind-blowing baked goods, and plentiful fun and laughter. When it came time for a family trip all were welcome. Simply bring your sleeping bag and line up row by row in the back of the suburban and settle in for a two-day drive to Medora, North Dakota.

Not surprisingly Eddie maintained a workshop in his home holding every tool imaginable, and then some. He was always eager to teach, to build, and share, which was simply a backdrop for love and togetherness. It didn't matter if you needed a part, a tool, or to fill up your first ever toolbox, the answer was always "yes". Eddie knew that when you built something together it created a bond. And his generous nature extended way beyond the home. He took his show on the road countless times across the country to help his extended family and friends. The energy and spirit were unmistakable, as a very young grandson learned early-on, bringing his broken toy truck wanting Eddie to "fix it, Chief."

Infused in all of Eddie's life was immeasurable heart. The twinkle in his eye when he was in the presence of his daughter, the devotion and care for his wife, a love so intense for all his clan that a tear was just below the surface at all times, are just a few examples that his craft was a ministry of love.

If Eddie were with us today, he would be enthusiastically telling stories that intertwined all our lives. He would be laughing, crying, and telling everyone he loved them, and he really did. Now his story is ours to tell.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Russell Walker and Lossy Lorene Walker; brother, Russell Eugene Walker; daughter, Debbie Walker; and son, Cody Minick.

Survivors: Wife, Dianne Schafer; sister, Joyce Rash and husband, Richard; children, Randy Walker and wife, Tammy, Cheyenne Minick, Scott Walker, Brandy Minick, and Concho Minick and wife, Dawn; and grandchildren, CJ Minick, Jackson Minick, Piper Minick, Grant Minick, Griffin Minick, and Bella Minick.

Memorials: The family has asked that in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Used Truck Association scholarship fund https://uta.org/the-jerome-nerman-family-educational-fund/
303 Corporate Center Dr. Suite 300A, Stockbridge, GA 30281.

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Charles Lloyd "Sambo" McCrory
Apr 16, 1936 - Nov 7, 2019

  • Charles L. McCrory, 83, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at his residence.

    Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charky Marquis officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, Texas.

    The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
    Submitted by Karen Rost
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    Charles (Sambo) Lloyd McCrory passed away November 7, 2019 peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family.

    Charles was born on April 16, 1936 in Emhouse to Edgar and Louise Sis McCrory.

    Charles retired from Chattanooga Glass, shortly after he purchased a wrecker service and started a Transportation Company with his wife Jan.

    Charles loved farming, tending to his cattle and just being on the farm. He and wife Jan enjoyed attending tractor pulls, fishing and spending time with their grandchildren. Charles had an outgoing personality, loved to tell stories and make everyone laugh. He met and made many friends along the way and was thought of highly and loved by all that knew him. Charles’s presence and personality will be greatly missed but the memories of him will always be cherished and not forgotten.

    Charles was preceded in death by his parents, nephew Mike Carney, brother in law Jim Schroeder and wife Jan.

    Charles leaves behind sons; Chuck and wife Betty, Randy McCrory, and Scott McCrory, step children; Paul Flanagan and wife Dusty, Paula Platt and husband Greg, sister; Katie Jo Schroeder; grandchild, Heather Dowd, great grandchildren; Malory and Emory Dowd, nephews; Mark Carney, Tim Carney and Rusty Potter, and special friends and caretakers Rocio Santillan and Angela Montfort.

    Visitation will be held Monday, November 11, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10am in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charky Marquis officiating. Pallbearers are Mark Carney, Tim Carney, Rusty Potter, Charles Knott, Andy Owen and Paul Flanagan. Honorary pallbearers are Oscar McCrory, Mike McCrory, Gene Grace, George Upshaw and JW Bottoms. Burial will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, Texas

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  • h/o (1) Joann (Balentine) McCrory and (2) Janice (Jamison) McCrory; s/o Edgar Lee McCrory and Martha Louise "Sis" (Richards) McCrory.
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Bobby Joe "Bob" Winstead, Sr.
Aug. 5, 1931 - Nov. 9, 2019

Bob Winstead, age 88, of Blooming Grove passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. He was born on Aug. 5, 1931 in Marquez, Texas to S. E. Winstead and Anna Belle Winstead.

Bob spent 38 years working for Central Freight Trucking and received the safety award for no accidents the whole time he worked. He was a Sgt. in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in April of 1952. He was married to his wife, Lena Mae McGraw Winstead for over 64 years. Together they reared three children. Bob loved hunting, fishing and gardening. He spent hours in his work shed fixing everything. He never had anyone fix anything for him because "He could do it all".

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings; Pauline Easterling and Samuel E. Winstead, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Lena Winstead; his children; Kay Boswell and husband, David, Kim Crow and her husband, Jim and Bobby Winstead and his wife, Susan. He is also survived by his grandchildren; David Boswell, Daniel Boswell, Kyle Moore, Michael Winstead and Sammy Winstead; his great grandchildren; Will Boswell, Riley Boswell, Bailey Boswell, Weston Loy Boswell, Ava Kay Boswell, Madeleine May Boswell, Kayla Dollard and Jeslyn Winstead; and one great great-grandchild; Xaiden Dollard. Bob is also survived by his sisters; Sue Brown and Mary Reagan and husband, Louie. Bob's gentleness will be remembered fondly by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with funeral services immediately following with Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be David Boswell, Bobby Winstead, David Boswell, Jr., Kyle Moore, Michael Winstead and Will Boswell. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas.

Memorials may be made to Sewing Sisters of Texas, P.O. Box 926, Frankston, Texas 75763 or directly by calling 817-929-1336 and asking for Kay.

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Marvin O'Connor
Nov 30, 1935 - Oct 17, 2019
 
Marvin O'Connor, 83, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. He was born Nov. 30, 1935 in Longville, Louisiana. He owned and operated a trucking business here in Corsicana from 1982 to 2008 before retiring. He was an associate member of VVA Chapter 1009 and he and his wife Jean started the organization Angels of Corsicana Troop Support which they have been involved in for 19 years and Marvin was vice president.

He is survived by his wife, Jean of Corsicana; six children, Professor Kathy Eaton, Marvin O'Connor, Jr., Shannon L. O'Connor, Patricia E. O'Connor, Reverend Sean P. O'Connor and Melanie Chrystal O'Connor; step-children, Holly M. Swerline, Teresa M. Barth and Tech Sergeant Janna A. Cronk, Retired; numerous grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend and Mrs. A.E. O'Connor and brother, Arthur Elton O'Connor.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Rodney Bancroft will officiate the service. A dinner will be served for the family and friends at 11 a.m. at American Legion Post 22 Corsicana following the memorial service.

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John Dempsey Myers
July 15, 1931 - Oct. 14, 2019
 
On Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 John Dempsey Myers was called home to reunite with his heavenly Father. John was never a stranger to anyone. He was a loyal, compassionate friend to all that had the privilege of knowing him. He was quick to smile and even quicker to make others smile.

He is survived by his beautiful bride Peggy Darlene Rich Myers. Together they cherished 68 years of love and companionship. Known by many as "Big John," he will forever be remembered for the endless love that he so generously shared with everyone he met.

John entered the world on July 15, 1931 and was the son of W.C. (Kelly) Myers and Mary Elizabeth Dempsey Myers of Navarro County. John was the second of six siblings. He grew up going to school in Mildred and graduated from Mildred High School in 1948. Shortly thereafter, in 1950, he joined the Army National Guard. Throughout his service he was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (E-8). John worked tirelessly as a rural postman for the United States Postal Service. He delivered mail via jeep and also on foot throughout Navarro County.

After 30 years he retired and enjoyed working part-time at Myers' Prosthetics. He cherished the time he spent working with his family.
John was a faithful and dedicated member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174 A.F. & A.M. As a long-standing member, he received a 60 year membership pin. He was a past Grand Worshipful Master, past Secretary of the Grand Masonic Lodge, a 32-degree Master Mason, a Shriner, and dedicated countless hours assisting the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. In 1992, he was presented with the Golden Trowel award which is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a freemason. He also holds the state-wide record for being the longest serving lodge secretary for 38 straight years. He also spent over 50 years assisting with the Eastern Star and he served as a Worthy Patron from 1971-1972. Finally, he served in the Navarro County Shriners as a member of the "Jeep Herders" in 1990.

John met Peggy Darlene Rich Myers, the love of his life, in Corsicana in 1950. They married the following year in 1951 and had been married for 68 years. They would go on to have three sons, seven grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. Family was the most important aspect of John's life. Together they were lifelong members of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana. As a member for over 50 years he was known for his fellowship and willingness to help anyone in need. He was an excellent example of steward leadership and was passionate about spreading the love of Jesus Christ to others.

John was preceded in death by his parents: W.C. (Kelly) and Mary Myers; his brother Calvin Myers and his beloved middle son Nathan Paul Myers (all formerly of Corsicana).

He is survived by his wife Peggy Darlene Rich Myers of Corsicana; his brother Larry Myers and his wife Becky; his sisters Dorothy Harris, Jennette Whitehead, and Charlotte Groening and her husband Kenneth; his son John Dempsey Myers, II and his wife Becky Olsen Myers of Palestine; his daughter-in law Christine Odling Myers; his son Rory Wade Myers and his wife Frances Pinkerton Myers, all of Corsicana. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Sarah Beth Myers and Shawn Smith of Tyler, Haley and Justin Weiner of Tyler, Bryan Myers, of Corsicana, Nathan John and Colby Myers of Corsicana, Rory Wade Myers, II of Corsicana, David and Sarah Myers ,of Haslett, and Lacy Myers and Taylor Barlow of Corsicana. John is also survived by great-grandchildren, Wesley and Grant Weiner, Lauren and Bryanna Myers, Avery Layne and Nathan Parker Myers, Alex and Aria Myers, Aiden and Jollen Dempsey Rodrigues and Abigal Barlow. Finally, he is also survived by many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

A service honoring John's life has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Shawn Smith, Justin Weiner, Bryan Myers, Nathan John Myers, Rory Wade Myers, II, David Rich Myers, and Taylor Barlow will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

John's family would like to thank Dr. Kent Rogers and his staff along with Rose Rash and the staff at Angels at Home. Their care and support will forever be appreciated.

Respectfully, in lieu of flowers please make charitable donations in honor of John to Northside Baptist Church or Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174 A.F. & A.M.

Big John was truly one of a kind, he profoundly impacted all those around him, and will be missed beyond measure.

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Richard Earl "Dick" Burnham
Nov 13, 1942 - Oct 9, 2019
 
Richard Earl Burnham "Dick" was born on Nov. 13, 1942 in Manahawkin, New Jersey but called Kerens, Texas his home for the last two decades.

After a battle with Pancreatic cancer, surrounded by loved ones at his home in Kerens, he went to be with his Lord and Savior on the morning of Oct. 9, 2019.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Beverly Burnham; his five children, Jason Burnham, Shannon Montero and husband, Melanie Bolin and husband, Ronald Franklin and wife and Rebecca Franklin; grandchildren Stephanie Avery and husband James Avery, Sarah Fredrick-Rogers and husband Jeremy Fredrick-Rogers, Andrew Nitchman and wife Lauren Nitchman, Cameron, Will, Abbie, Ragan, Mason, Daisy, Ryan, Brandon, and Kelsey. In addition to his grandchildren, he had nine great-grandchildren whom he loved very dearly. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Sheryl Allred and husband Jimmy Allred, their two children and spouses and their children - Jarod Allred and wife April Allred and two children and Whitnee Fenwick and husband J.J. Fenwick and their son. He is survived by his loving niece Linda Musmecci and her husband Gary of Midlothian, Texas as well as their daughter Gina and husband Luis. He is survived by several other family members and friends, including his very dear friend Gene Bullard and his wife Bobbie Bullard.

He is preceded in death by his father William Burnham, his mother Louise Burnham, his sisters and brother and his son Kevin Franklin.

Richard graduated from Southern Regional High School in New Jersey in 1960. He served in the United States Air Force and attended the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1967. Up until a few months before his death, he was still working as a funeral director; a job which he dearly loved. During his time in the Civil Service, he was able to travel to different parts of the world, including Greece and Spain. He loved cooking and fishing. He fulfilled his dream to live by the lake with his wife. Most days you could find him sitting on the bank with a fishing pole in hand or fishing from his boat. He loved when people would give him hogs after hog hunting. He would usually dress the hog then deliver the meat to those in need around town. He truly loved to know he was able to help people and would do so whenever the occasion would arise. Even if he had nothing to give, he would find a way to help those in need - even if it was just a place to sleep for the night and a hot meal. He would wave at anyone he passed by. Anyone he met was an instant friend. He loved to make people laugh. He was known to be blunt and honest but he truly and dearly loved his family and friends.
At the request of Richard, he has been cremated. His family is holding a celebration of life which will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Richard loved animals so donations can be made to ASPCA in his honor or any charity of choice.

We will miss you forever. We will never forget your beautiful, kind blue eyes, your contagious laugh, or your giving heart. "I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Fly high our Angel, until we see you again

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Beverly Sue Long
1938 - 2019

Beverly Sue Long was born in 1938 and passed away in 2019. She was an active Christian for the Church of Christ and loved to read, work puzzles and gardening.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Lee Long and grandchildren Robert E. List, Jr. and Dustin Smothermon.

She is survived by her children, LeAanna and Robert List, Mark and Robin Long, Nancy Smothermon, and Ken Sherry Watson; grandchildren, Christina List, Melody Guerra, Erica Smothermon Markham, Amanda Ulestad, Derek Long, Devin Long, Kayli Olsen and Emily Watson; great grandchildren, Sebastian Dechaume, Sebrina Bancroft, Savannah Bancroft, Joshua Milazzo, Xzavier Milazzo, Raeleigh Kendziora, Silas Long and Ellie Olsen; great great grandchildren, Ava Guerra and Evelina Barber.

A memorial service to be held in the spring.

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