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Earl Franklin Albritton
Mar 24, 1884 - Sep 13, 1950

Earl Albritton Died At Bazette

Funeral services for Earl Albritton, 66, Bazette merchant, who died at his home, were held last Thursday from the Bazette Baptist church. Burial was in the Bazette cemetery. He had long been a prominent East Navarro citizen.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Rhodes, Primitive Baptist minister of Athens, assisted by Rev. O. E. Peterson, pastor of the Bazette Baptist church, and Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, Jack Albritton and Allen Albritton; a daughter, Mrs. Tom Upchurch, all of Bazette, and other relatives.

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Patience Eugenia “Gina” (Green) Albritton
Jul 10, 1868 - Jan 29, 1931

Pioneer of Kerens Community Is Dead

Mrs. Eugenia Albritton, wife of W. H. Albritton, pioneer resident of the Kerens community, died at the family home Thursday and the funeral was held Friday afternoon from the Bazette Baptist church with burial in the Bazette cemetery. The Rev. Rives Cortledge, pastor of the Bazette Baptist church conducted the services.

Mr. and Mrs. Albritton came to Texas 50 years ago from Alabama.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Albritton is survived by the following children: S. E. Albritton, Mrs. Annie Finley, E. T. Albritton, all of San Benito, Texas; Mrs. Maudie Guinn, Lamesa; Mrs. Verder McAlester, J. A. Albritton, both of Dallas; Mrs. Lois Tiner and Ernest Albritton, both of Kerens.

Mrs. Albritton had a host of friends and the community is deeply grieved at her passing.
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Card of Thanks.
It is with deepest gratitude and sincere appreciation that we thank our good friends for their many acts of kindness and words of sympathy bestowed upon us during the recent illness and death of our dear wife and mother, Mrs. Eugenia Albritton. May each and everyone who came to see us in our sorrow and who sent such beautiful flowers as expressions of their love for her and sympathy to us, realize how much we thank you; for your kindness and sympathy will always be a sweet memory and a great consolation.

W. H. Albritton and family.

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Sammye Jo (Albritton) Harris
Aug 19, 1947 - Apr 1, 2018

College Station, Texas - Sammye Jo Harris, 70, of College Station, TX, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30AM on Wednesday, April 4, at the Brazos Valley Church of Christ in College Station with burial to follow in the Bazette cemetery Kerens, Texas.

Born August 19, 1947 in Harlingen, Texas, she was the daughter of Samuel Edgar and Rosa Nell (Parker) Albritton. Sammye Jo loved taking care of her children, tending her land and cows, and keeping a tidy house. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her father.

Sammye leaves behind to cherish her memories, her husband of fifty-three years, Carrol Eugene Harris; five sons, Carrol Eugene Harris Jr. and wife Pamela, Gregory Scott Harris and wife Julie, Bryan Joseph Harris and wife Laurie, James Benjamin Harris and wife Lauren, and Samuel Ashley Harris; one daughter, Lindsey Jo Nichole Harris and husband Abdo Fouda; her mother; a sister, Susan Burns and husband Sandy; a brother, Rusty Albritton and wife Kathy; and fifteen grandchildren.

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  • Valley Morning Star, Bryan, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Carrol Eugene Harris; d/o Samuel Edgar Albritton & Rosa Nell (Parker) Albritton

Clarence DeWitt Spruill
Oct 2, 1897 - Aug 2, 1947

CLARENCE SPRUILL FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING

Clarence Spruill, aged 50 years, formerly of Bazette, died in McKinney Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Wylie. Interment will be in the Bazette cemetery Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wilma Spruill, Wylie; four children, Mrs. Sue Cobble, Garland; Duane Spruill, Memphis, Tenn.; Syble Spruill and Joe Spruill, both of Wylie; five sisters, Mrs. John R. Moffitt, Dallas; Mrs. C. V. Breithaupt, Black Hills; Mrs. E. McDaniel, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Joe Campbell, Dallas, and Mrs. Frances Screws, Houston; three brothers, W. E. Spruill, Corsicana; Sam Spruill, Black Hills and Frank Spruill Houston, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 2, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Hattie Wilma (Laney) Spruill; s/o Joseph Emery “Joe” Spruill & Mary Tabitha “Mollie” (Pepper) Spruill

Sarah Elizabeth (Cartlidge) Bentley
Oct 3, 1870 - Apr 23, 1948

MRS. SARAH BENTLEY FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT TRINIDAD

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Bentley, aged 77 years of Trindad, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, were held from the First Baptist church at Trinidad Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Wilson Woods, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. J. A. Haley, pastor of the First Baptist church at Malakoff.

Mrs. Bentley had resided in Trinidad 43 years. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, R. L. Bentley; a son, A. C. Bentley, Trinidad; two daughters, Mrs. R. M. Opitz, Malakoff, and Mrs. C. E. Freeman, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Stephenson, Kerens; two granddaughters, and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home at Kerens directed.

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Gertrude (Cartlidge) Stevenson
Aug 16, 1868 - Nov 6, 1957

Mrs. Stevenson Dies Wednesday

KERENS, Nov. 7—(Spl.)—Mrs. G. W. Stevenson, 89, a resident of Kerens most of her life, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter in Abernathy, Texas.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral Home in Kerens Friday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Bazette Baptist cemetery.

Mrs. Stevenson was a native of Mississippi. She was an aunt of Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, well-known Baptist minister.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. E. B. Brawley of Abernathy; an adopted son, John W. Arnett, Kerens; one grandchild, three great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews.

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La Queta Joy Eckleman
Nov 9, 1947 - Apr 17, 1948

Rites Held For Infant Sunday

KERENS, April 19.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Bazette Baptist church for La Quita Joy Eckleman, 5-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Eckleman, Houston, who died at the home of her parents Saturday morning.

Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, Corsicana, and the Rev. John Boyd, Bazette conducted the rites. Burial was in Bazette cemetery with Stockton’s Funeral home, Kerens in charge.

Maternal grandmother of the infant is Mrs. J. W. Scarborough, Kerens, and Bert Eckleman, Corsicana is paternal grandfather.

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Jennie (Kirk) Albritton
Nov 23, 1885 - Jan 26, 1948

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR BAZETTE RESIDENT

KERENS, Jan. 17.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Jennie Albritton, 63, native of Roane, but resident of Bazette practically all of her life, died at the family home Monday afternoon at 3:55 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Bazette Baptist church with interment in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher of Corsicana and Rev. John Boyd of Bazette.

Surviving are her husband, Earl Albritton, Bazette; two sons, Allen A. Albritton and Jack Albritton, both of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Tommie Upchurch, Kerens; three brothers, Charles and G. Kirk, both of Kerens, and Conner Kirk, Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Baxter and Mrs. W. L. Nowlin, both of Kerens and seven grandchildren.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

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Willie Green (Womack) Clark
Oct 9, 1887 - Aug 17, 1948

MRS. WILLIE CLARK FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie G. Clark, aged 59 years, who died at her home, 620 West Eleventh avenue, Tuesday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Baptist church at Midway. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, Corsicana, and Rev. Leonard Lee and Rev. M. O. Southerland, both of Streetman.

Surviving are five sons, J. R. Clark, Midway; David W. Clark, and William G. Clark, both of Jacksboro; Robert L. Clark, Levelland, and Wallace Roscoe Clark, U. S. Air Corp, Roswell N. M.; four daughters, Bessie Clark, Mrs. Mary Robinson and Levenia Clark, all of Corsicana, and Carolyn Clark, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Marberry, Mexia; Mrs. Tom Weldon, Cleburne, and Mrs. W. B. French, LeRue; a brother, C. M. Womack, Oklahoma City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jake Barker, William Lewis, Albert Haywood, Jesse Bonner, Jim Pillans, Dick Steele, Wayne Pillans, and John Massey.

Griffin Funeral directed.

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W. C. Middleton
1876 - 1948

W. C. MIDDLETON FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. C. Middleton, aged 71 years of Blooming Grove, who died Friday night were held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Birdston cemetery as soon as the road conditions will permit the cortege to proceed from Streetman to the cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here.

Surviving are two brothers, R. H. Middleton, Blooming Grove, and G. C. Middleton, Mart; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Stringer, Mt. Calm, and Mrs. Lyda Seielstad, Amarillo, and other relatives.

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Louis W. Tirado, Jr.
Dec 28, 1919 – Sep 22, 1944

Sgt. L. W. Tirado Reburial Service Held On Monday

Funeral services for Sgt. Louis W. Tirado, killed in action in Italy, in September, 1944, were held Monday morning at 8 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo. The American Legion had charge of the graveside rites.

Enlisting in the 36th Division in January 1941, Sgt. Tirado was wounded in Italy in December, 1943, receiving the Purple Heart decoration.

Surviving is his foster mother, Mrs. Margarita Tirado.

The body was accompanied to Corsicana by Sgt. John Serpas from Fort Worth.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.




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Antonia Ramirez
Aug 15, 1874 - Jun 5, 1948

Rites At Ennis; Burial In Oakwood

Funeral services were held Monday at 8 a.m. at the Bunch Funeral Home, Ennis, for Mrs. Antonio Ramirez, 73, who died at Dallas, Sunday.

Burial was in the Catholic cemetery at Corsicana. The Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo conducted the rites.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Francis Hernandez, Dallas, a step-son, Frank Martinez, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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David Churchill Gatlin
Oct 7, 1882 – May 30, 1948

DAVID G. GATLIN FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING

David G. Gatlin, aged 65 years, prominent resident of Tupelo, died at his home Sunday.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church at Tupelo on Monday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Finis A. Crutchfield, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent, and Rev. W. Vinsant.

He was a native of Mississippi, bur had resided in Navarro county many years. He was the Tupelo precinct member of the Navarro County
Democratic executive committee and was also the general election presiding judge for that precinct.

Surviving are his wife of Tupelo; a sister, Mrs. L. C. Lockhart, Tupelo; a brother, H. R. Gatlin, Waco and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Pallbearers were Ralph Wheeler, R. M. Bowden, Stephen Braddock, T. C. McMullan, Alvin Jones, and R. B. Burdine.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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David Alexandra Anderson
Aug 28, 1895 - Oct 06, 1947

Anderson Rites Held Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Dave Anderson, former Navarro county resident, who died in Port Arthur Monday with a heart attack, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Marshall cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Deckert Anderson.

Surviving are his wife of Port Arthur; mother, Mrs. A. W. Anderson, Mildred; three brothers, Jim Anderson, Port Arthur; Allen Anderson, Sweeney, and Juber Anderson, Kilgore; four sisters, Mrs. Lyda Owens, Mildred; Mrs. Willie Brannon, Corsicana; Mrs. Evelyn Thomas, Gladewater, and Mrs. Effie Gance, Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pat Horn, Elmer Smith, Alton Smith, Jinks Smith, Elmo Hollingsworth and George Nokes.

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Moses B. Swanson
Feb 26, 1870 - Jan 30, 1948

Moses B. Swanson Died Friday A. M.; Burial Saturday

Moses B. Swanson, aged 77 years, died at the home of a brother-in-law, Fate McCarter, at Navarro, Friday morning.

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

Native of Mississippi, Swanson had resided in the Navarro community for the past 42 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Hugh Swanson, both of Navarro, and three grandchildren, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan. 30, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lora Elmira ” Ella” (McCarter) Swanson married Apr 3, 1904; s/o M. B. Swanson & Ann (Sanders) Swanson per death certificate

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Funeral Services Held Saturday For Moses B. Swanson

Funeral services for Moses B. Swanson, aged 77 years, who died Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Native of Mississippi, Swanson had resided in the Navarro community the past 42 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Hugh Swanson, both of Navarro; three grandchildren and other relatives.

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Betty Ann Morris
Nov 26, 1939 - Sep 27, 1948

BETTY ANN MORRIS FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY 2 P.M.

Funeral services for Little Betty Ann Morris, eight-year-old daughter of F. P. Morris of Jester, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Harold L. Ward, pastor of the Jester Assembly of God Church.

The child succumbed to leukemia Monday night in Baylor Hospital, Dallas—only a few hours after approximately 100 Navarro county residents volunteered as blood donors.

The death of the critically-ill child came unexpectedly, it was slated, a short time after she was reported “responding nicely” to transfusions.

Scores of persons from Navarro county donated blood Monday an the unused portion will be retained at the hospital for Navarro county citizens in the future as a memorial to Betty Ann. Mrs. Gladys Grantham, crippled children’s work executive, announced.

Surviving are the father and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Morris, Jester, and J. N. Stockton, Purdon.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep. 29, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Frankie Pierce Morris buried in Calvary cemetery, Corsicana, Tx. & Esther (Brown) Morris buried in Dawson cemetery

George Washington Lawrence
Jun 3, 1876 - Sep 3, 1948

GEO. W. LAWRENCE FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY

DAWSON, Texas, Sept. 6—(Spl.)—George Washington Lawrence, aged 71 years, died at the family home, three miles northwest of town, Friday.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Cumberland Presbyterian church here with interment in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Wamack, pastor of the church.

Lawrence was born in the house in which he died-the old Lawrence homestead. He was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Dawson, a son, Floyd Lawrence, Waco, and a daughter, Mrs. Edna Macca Fitch, Hawaii; a brother, J. O. Lawrence, Harlingen; a sister, Mrs. J. M. Sowell, Dawson, and a number of other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep. 6, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Carrie Bell (Dempsey) Lawrence-Pike married Jul. 18, 1909; s/o Joseph Thompson Lawrence & Macca Orange (McCandless) Lawrence

Edna Macca (Lawrence) Fitch
Nov 6, 1921 - May 11, 2013

Fitch, Edna Macca Lawrence November 6, 1921 - May 11, 2013 Edna Macca Lawrence Fitch, born November 6, 1921 in Dawson, Texas and a longtime resident of Dallas, Texas passed away peacefully on May 11, 2013 at the age of 91 from complications due to Alzheimer's. She was preceded in death by her parents George W. and Carrie Dempsey Lawrence, brothers Curtis O. Lawrence and Floyd (Bud) Lawrence, and her adoring husband of 47 wonderful years, Albert W. Fitch, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Melinda Toland, daughter Marsha and husband James Hall Sr., her grandchildren Michelle and husband Martin Oustad, Jennifer Mills, James Hall, Jr. and wife Lauren and great-grandchildren Ryan and Reagan Oustad, Clayton and Carson Mills and Nolan Hall. Macca was an exceptional and outgoing person who was full of life. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and the Altar Society, Town North Women's Club and many other organizations since returning to Dallas in 1966. She was the most loving, caring and generous wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, always dedicated to her family. She will be truly missed and never forgotten. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Atria Senior Living in Carrollton on June 2, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. The family would like for expressions of sympathy to be sent to the Alzheimer's Association or The American Heart Association.

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  • Dallas Morning News
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Albert W. Fitch, Sr. d/o George Washington Lawrence & Carrie Bell (Dempsey) Lawrence-Pike
  • Dawson cemetery

Carrie Bell (Dempsey) Lawrence-Pike
Feb 6, 1891 - Apr 27, 1959

Mrs. Pike Dies On Waco Visit

DAWSON, April 28, --(Spl.)—Mrs. Carrie Lawrence Pike, 68 died in Waco Monday morning while visiting in the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Floyd Lawrence.

Funeral services will be held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edna Macca Fitch, Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren; a brothers, Ward Dempsey, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. Flake Lankford, Waco; Mrs. Jewell Dempsey, Mexia; and Mrs. Virgie Knoll, Douglas, Kan.; and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tue., Apr. 28, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband George Washington Lawrence married Jul. 18, 1909 2nd husband UNKNOWN Pike; d/o Clarence Marimack Dempsey & Martha Edna “Mattie” (Walters) Dempsey

Fannie L. (Fullerton) Chandler-Carroll
Feb 16, 1870 - Jun 21, 1948

MRS. F. C. CARROLL DIES MONDAY A.M.; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Fannie Chandler Carroll, aged 78 years, of Tyler, former Corsicana resident, died Monday morning. She was the widow of the late D. E. Carroll, who died in Corsicana in 1934.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Dr. E. A. Chandler, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Flynn, Jr., and Mrs. Lella Chandler, both of Tyler; two grandchildren, two brothers, Homer Fullerton, Streetman, and Britt Fullerton, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Mrs. Carroll resided in Corsicana a number of years before moving to Tyler in 1924.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 21, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Thomas Rufus Chandler, Sr. married Aug. 24, 1892 buried in Myrtle cemetery, Ennis, Tx. 2nd husband Daniel Elmer “Dan” Carroll buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx. d/o James Patrick Fullerton and Mary Alice (Rucker) Fullerton

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MRS. F. C. CARROLL FUNERAL TUESDAY, BURIAL DAWSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Chandler Carroll aged 78 years, of Tyler, who died Monday were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in Dawson. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Carroll was the widow of the late D. E. Carroll, who died here in 1934.

Surviving are a son, Dr. E. A. Chandler, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Flynn, Jr., and Mrs. Lelia Chandler, both of Tyler; two grandchildren, two brothers, Homer Fullerton, Streetman, and Britt Fullerton, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Mrs. Carroll resided in Corsicana a number of years before moving to Tyler in 1934.

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Mary Elizabeth (Hill) Moody
Jul 4, 1900 - Feb 19, 1948

SATURDAY SERVICES FOR MRS. J. N. MOODY; BURIAL AT DAWSON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. N. Moody, aged 47 years, who died at Pasadena, Texas, Thursday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church in Dawson. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the church.

The family formerly resided in Dawson before moving to Waco 12 years ago. Pasadena has been the residence the past year.

Surviving are her husband, Pasadena; three sons, E. L., Billy Bob and John Charles Moody, all of Pasadena; three daughters, Mrs. H. C. Vickery, Houston; Miss Evelyn Moody, Pasadena, and Mrs. Louis Kramer, France Field, Panama Canal Zone; a grandson, Steven Kramer, Panama; mother, Mrs. E. L. Hill, Dawson; two brothers, B. W. D. Hill, Dawson, and J. D. Hill, Houston; a sister, Mrs. G. O. Alessandro, Temple, and other relatives.

Mrs. Moody is a daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Moody of Corsicana.

The body arrived in Corsicana at noon on a Burlington-Rock Island Lines train and then was forwarded to Dawson.

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William Rufus Woodall
Jan 4, 1876 - Sep 28, 1948

W. R. Woodall Dies

W. R. Woodall, aged 73 years long-time resident of the Alliance Hall community, died in a Waco hospital Tuesday.

Funeral services were held from the Dawson Methodist church Thursday afternoon with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and three children.

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Daisy Katherine (Roberts) Woodall
Jan 21, 1880 - Jan 14, 1962

Mrs. Woodall Services At Dawson Sunday

DAWSON, Jan. 15 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. W. R. Woodall, long-time Navarro county resident, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Dawson Methodist church with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Officiating were Rev. W. T. Boulware, Cleburne, and Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor, Dawson Methodist church.

Mrs. Woodall, 81, was a native of Alabama, but came to Texas at an early age. She resided many years at Navarro Mills but moved to Corsicana about four years ago. She died Saturday at her home in Corsicana.

Survivors include one son, W. E. Woodall, Navarro Mills; one daughter, Mrs. P. M. Hardman, Dallas; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John Edwards and Mrs. Essie Key, both of Hartselle, Ala., and Mrs. Sallie Betterson, Decatur, Ala., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lee, Alvis, Clarence, Cecil and Artie Putman and Bill Key.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 15, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Rufus Woodall 2nd husband J. B. Woodall d/o George Washington Roberts and Margaret Elizabeth (Beaty) Roberts

Lynelle Estelle “Woody” (Freeland) Woodall
Jul 3, 1917 - Nov 18, 2007

Lynelle Woodall (Woody) , 90, went to be with the Lord on November 18, 2007. She was born in Dawson, Texas on July 3, 1917 and resided in Mexia. Woody put a smile on the faces of many in Mexia during her years at Eddie News and Bonham Street groceries. She never met a stranger and loved so many people in Mexia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harvey Woodall, her daughter, Dianne Taylor and a granddaughter, Janet Gale Hawkins.

She is survived by her daughter, Arlene Hawkins and husband, R. L. of Mexia, a son, Ronnie Woodall and wife, Debbie of Dawson, her grandchildren, James Hawkins, Nancy Kindon, Clay Hawkins, Shane Hawkins, Justin Woodall, Brandi Williams, Shad Stanford, Dana Taylor, Lisa Taylor and Rae Lynne Stanford; 13 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Woody will be at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 10 a.m. with Mr. Neil Bond and Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. She will be laid to rest following the services at Dawson cemetery.

Family visitation will be held at Blair-Stubbs on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Henry Kindon, Robert Summner, Justin Woodall, Jeremy Williams, Shannon Whitley, and Devin Kindon. Honorary pallbearers will be James Hawkins, Clay Hawkins, Shane Hawkins and Shad Stanford.

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William Manning Holliday
Oct 14, 1870 - Dec 28, 1948

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. M. HOLLIDAY HELD WEDNESDAY

DAWSON, Dec. 30.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for W. M. Holliday, aged 78 years, retired farmer, were held here Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Dawson cemetery. He died Tuesday morning.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson, a daughter, Mrs. H. H. Hance, Dallas; a son, W. D. Holliday, Dawson; a brother, Lee Holliday, Dawson, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Ada E. (Reeves) Holliday
Feb 7, 1866 - Jan 29, 1960

Mrs. Holliday Rites Sunday

DAWSON, Feb. 2.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Holliday, 94, of Baytown, were held at the First Methodist church in Dawson at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Robert Sanders, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Mrs. Holliday died in a Galveston hospital Friday evening. She had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Houston Hance, Baytown, at the time of her death.

Other survivors are one sister, Mrs. Lula Dillihay, Dawson; two brothers, Tildon Reeves, Hubbard; and Henry Reeves of Alabama; 18 grandchildren.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Felix George Woodrow, Sr.
abt 1879 - Apr 6, 1948

Rites Held Wednesday

DAWSON, April 9—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held here Wednesday afternoon for F. G. Woodrow, 69, who died in a Corsicana hospital Tuesday afternoon following a fall last week at his home here. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. Rev. J. C. Womack conducted the rites at the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 9 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (death certificate says Felix George Woodcock- obit says Woodrow-I am not sure which it is ) (Theodore Lawrence Woodrow May 12, 1938 -Mar. 17, 1973 death certificate says son of Felix George Woodrow and Grace (Ross) Felix George Woodrow, Jr. born Jun. 24, 1934 ) h/o Grace (Ross)

Ernest Britton Dawson, Sr.
Feb 17, 1885 - Dec 29, 1948

Former District Clerk Dies Today At Dawson Home

Ernest B. Dawson, aged 63 years, prominent Navarro county citizen, former district clerk here, died at his home in Dawson Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. following a stroke suffered December 20.

Native of Dawson, he was cashier of the First National Bank there for many years and served four years as deputy district clerk here beginning a four-year tenure as clerk of the Thirteenth Judicial District court, January 1, 1943 .

At the time of his death he was a member of the insurance firm of Dawson and Davis and operated other interests.

A grandson of the late Britt Dawson, pioneer resident of this section, for whom Dawson, Texas, was named, and in whose honor a survey of land in West Navarro county is named. He was the son of the late Henry Dawson and Susan Fullerton Dawson.

Formerly superintendent of the Sunday School of the Dawson Methodist church, he served for years as a member of the board of stewards of both the Dawson church and the First Methodist church here. He was a Mason and was a long-time member of the Lions club.

Surviving are his wife, a son, E. B. Dawson, Jr., senior in the University of Texas, Austin, both of Dawson; a brother, C. C. Dawson, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Cecil Anderson, Dallas, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Dawson Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

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ERNEST B. DAWSON FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Ernest B. Dawson, aged 63 years, life-long Navarro county resident, who died Wednesday morning were held from the First Methodist church in Dawson Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Finis A. Crutchfield, superintendent of the Corsicana Methodist district, Corsicana, and Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the church.

Dawson was superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School in Dawson for many years and served on the board of stewards of the Dawson church and the First Methodist church here. He was a long-time member of the Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge.

A member of the insurance firm of Dawson and Davis of Dawson at the time of his death, he served as chief deputy district clerk here four years and was clerk of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court, 1943-1947. Prior to moving to Corsicana, Dawson was cashier of the First National Bank at Dawson for a number of years. He was a grandson of the late Britt Dawson, early Central Texas pioneer, for whom the city of Dawson was named.

Surviving are his wife, a son, E. B. Dawson, Jr., senior in the University of Texas, Austin, both of Dawson; a brother, C. C. Dawson, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Cecil Anderson, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Edgar Davis, Abner Renfro, Winfred Berry, J. I. McCullock, L. I. Griffin, Gaston T. Gooch, J. Floyd Smith and C. O. Weaver.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Caraloue (Woodall) Bankston
Jul 7, 1915 - Sep 20, 2008

Caraloue Bankston of Waco, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at a local nursing home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Dawson Cemetery. She was born Caraloue Woodall on July 7, 1915, in Kirby, Ark., and on June 25, 1934, she married J.W. Bankston and was a past member of Parkview Christian Church.

She was employed at Paris Hat Shop and General Dynamic.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Joe Bob and Jon Curt; and three brothers. Survivors include her sisters, Lee Battles of Hubbard, and Dorothy Gordon of Mississippi; brother, Kenneth Woodall of Port Lavaca; grandchildren, Jon Bankston and wife, Denise of Axtell, and Sulene Fontenot of Rockwall; several nieces and nephews; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to the staff and nurses of Crestview Nursing Home for the wonderful care shown to our loved one.

Notes:

  • Waco Tribune –Herald - submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Weldon “Bot” Bankston married Jun. 25, 1934; d/o Cuthbert “Curt” Woodall & Frances Alma (Bonner) Woodall buried in Fairview cemetery, Hubbard, Tx.

Maude Lee (Mitchell) Bankston
Sep 1, 1885 - Oct 10, 1952

Dawson Services For Mrs. Bankston

DAWSON, Oct. 12. (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. C. B. Bankston, 67, who died Friday, were held from the First Methodist Church, here Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

Surviving are six sons, including Lowell Bankston of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Minnie Myrtle (Speaker) Bankston
Jan 3, 1995 - Jun 11, 1965

Mrs. Bankston Dies In Waco

Mrs. Minnie Myrtle Bankston, 80 of Waco, died Friday night in a Waco hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday at 11:30 a.m. from the Connally chapel in Waco with burial in the Dawson cemetery. Rev. Bob Headon and Rev. Archie Lyle officiated.

Native of Hill county, she moved to Waco 20 years ago from Hubbard. She was a member of the Cold Corner Baptist Church in Hubbard.

Surviving are a son, Weldon Bankston, Waco; two daughters , Mrs. L. W. Brock, Tyler, and Mrs. Jack Hudson, Axtell; one brother, W. O. Speaker, Dallas; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Eliza E. (Davis) Broughton
Jul 28, 1865 - Jul 26, 1948

WORTHAM RESIDENT DIES EARLY MONDAY; SERVICES TUESDAY

WORTHAM, July 26.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Eliza Broughton, 84-year-old long-time resident of Navarro county, died early Monday. She had lived in the county 47 years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church in Dawson, with the Rev. John Boyd officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Survivors are the husband, Charles H. Boughton, three daughters, Bertha Pate, Dawson, Mrs. Olna Webb, Purdon, and Mrs. W. C. Graham, Honey Grove; three sons, J. C. Dawson, and Paul Dawson, both of Purdon, and Ted Dawson, Houston; one sister, Mrs. C. D. Glenn, Stamford.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of the Burleson Funeral Home.

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Charles Holman Broughton
Feb 14, 1860 - Oct 6, 1950

Chas. Broughton Of Union High Dies On Friday

WORTHAM, Oct. 7.—(Spl.)—Charles Broughton, 81, died at his home in the Union High community in southwest Navarro county Friday night. He was a retired farmer.

Native of Mississippi, Broughton had resided in Navarro county 48 years. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services are slated Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Dawson Baptist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Fred and Clyde Broughton, both of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Pate, Dawson; Mrs. Ona Webb, Purdon, and Mrs. Ruth Graham, Garland; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Bishop, Iuke, Miss.; 13, grandchildren and other relatives.

Burleson Funeral Home directs.

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Genie (Dawson) Broughton
Oct 31, 1905 - Mar 15, 1977

Mrs. Broughton

DAWSON – Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Dawson for Mrs. Genie Broughton, 71, resident of Dawson who died at Memorial Hospital at 1:15 a.m. today.

The Revs. W. O. Estes and Joe Brumbelow will officiate, with burial following at Dawson cemetery. Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home in Dawson.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, George Broughton of Amarillo, Joe Broughton of Duncanville, Ben Broughton of Anahauc; Jim Broughton of Anahauc; eight grandchildren, a great-grandchild, a brother, Ned Dawson of Dawson; and a sister, Mrs. Winnie Smith of Dawson.

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Mary (Hardin) Broughton
Sep 16, 1895 - Aug 18, 1975

Mrs. Broughton

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Mary Broughton, 79, of Houston, who died Monday in Houston.

She was a former resident of Pursley.

She is survived by her husband, J. C. (Bill) Broughton of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Rex Benton of Pursley; three grandsons and one great-grand child; two brothers, Tom Hardin and E. W. Hardin, both of Pursley; and five sisters, Mrs. Hattie Shaw of Corsicana, Mrs. Emma Avila, Mrs. Eva Serrell and Mrs. Ell Crenshaw, all of Mexia, and Mrs. Bernice Pool of Houston.

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Mrs. Broughton

Services were held this afternoon at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mary Broughton, 79, of Houston. A former resident of Pursley, Mrs. Broughton died Monday in Houston. Burial was in Dawson Cemetery. Services were conducted by Mr. Howard White. Nephews served as pallbearers.

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Robert Elder Pollard
Nov 17, 1878 - Apr 29, 1948

Robt. C. Pollard Services Friday

Funeral services for Robert C. Pollard, aged 69 years, Route 1, Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Dawson Cemetery where interment will be made.

Surviving are two sons, A. V. Pollard, Corsicana, and C. J. Pollard, Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. May Whitener, Rusk, and Mrs. Bessie Hays, Purdon; 11 grandchildren, a brother, C. O. Pollard, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Zodie Kitchens, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. D. Roberts, Milford, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun Sun - Fri., Apr. 30, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Robert J. “Bob” Pollard buried in Spring Hill cemetery, Navarro county, Tx. & Mary (Elliott) Pollard (sister, Sadie Bell (Pollard) Kitchens is buried in Mansfield cemetery, Mansfield, Tx.)

Drake Jefferson Bumpers
Oct 10, 1870 - May 30, 1948

Rites Monday For Retired Farmer

DAWSON, Texas, June 1---(Spl.)—Funeral services for D. J. Bumpers, aged 77 years, retired farmer, were held from the Methodist church here Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

Native of Alabama, Bumpers resided south of Dawson for many years before his retirement. He died Sunday morning.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson, several children and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Thelma Adalaide (McLain) Bumpers
Oct 14, 1878 - May 15, 1963

Mrs. Bumpers Of Dawson Expires

DAWSON, May 16—(Spl.)—Mrs. D. J. Bumpers, 84, long-time Dawson resident, died Wednesday at the Hill Haven Convalescent Home in Waco.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4:30 p.m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. B. McCown, Waco Methodist minister, and Rev. W. O. Estes, Dawson Baptist minister.

Surviving are three sons, J. O. and W. D. Bumpers, both of Dawson, and J. C. Bumper, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. M. F. Nehring and Mrs. Arthur Leggott, both of Waco; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Clint and W. H. Pitts, both of Dawson, and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

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Robert Davidson Grantham
Oct 13, 1882 - Oct 18, 1961

R. D. Grantham Dies Wednesday, Rites Friday

R. D. Grantham, 79, life-long resident of Eureka, retired farmer, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Eureka Methodist church, Friday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the church, and Rev. Jim Hardie, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church, Eureka, and Rev. H. M. Bailey, Presbyterian minister, Corsicana, formerly of the Eureka church.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; five sons, Hubert and Gilbert Grantham, both of Corsicana; Tim Grantham, Eureka; Ed Grantham, San Antonio, and John A. Grantham, Mildred; a daughter, Mrs. Gus Farmer, Dallas; two brothers, J. B. and J. L. Grantham, both of Eureka; two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Singleton and Miss Irene Grantham, both of Eureka; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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R. D. Grantham Rites Friday

Final rites for R. D. Grantham, 79, life-long Eureka resident, retired farmer, were held from the Eureka Methodist church Friday at 2:30 p.m. He died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night.

The services were conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the church; Rev. Jim Hardie, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church, and Rev. Hubert Bailey, Corsicana Presbyterian minister, formerly of Eureka. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; five sons, Hubert and Gilbert Grantham, both of Corsicana; Tim Grantham, Eureka; Ed Grantham, San Antonio, and John A. Grantham, Mildred; a daughter, Mrs. Gus Farmer, Dallas; two brothers, J. B. and J. L. Grantham, both of Eureka; two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Singleton and Miss Irene Grantham, both of Eureka; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives

Pallbearers were Vernon Boyd, Glenn Farmer, Gus Farmer, Bobby Grantham, Roy Thomas, Glendon Thomas, Bud Watkins, Buddy Smith, Don Chandler and Brice Bonner.

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Carrie Mae (Grantham) Singleton
Dec 5, 1888 - Dec 29, 1971

Mrs. Singleton

Mrs. Carrie May Singleton, 83, Rt. 6, Corsicana, died early Wednesday in Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Eureka Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jimmy Mobley will officiate, assisted by the Rev. William Wilson and the Rev. Don Johnson. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hobert Marshall of Corsicana and Mrs. Minnie Smith of Eureka; one son, C. A. Singleton of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, John L. Grantham of Eureka; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be John Henry Mock, L. D. Patterson, Richard Oglesby, Will Hashop, Willie Hodge and Raymond Hood.

Honorary pallbearers include Dr. C. L. Gary, Jim Stephenson, Jerry Roe, Lloyd Land, Rudolph Robinson and Gene Stewart.

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Herschel Isaac Singleton
Jan 19, 1886 - Apr 17, 1954

H. I. Singleton Services Monday

H. I. Singleton, 68, prominent Eureka resident, died at his home Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Eureka Methodist church, of which he was a member, with burial in the Eureka Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joseph E. Taylor, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, assisted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, minister of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church of Eureka. The Eureka Masonic Lodge conducted the graveside rites.

Singleton had been secretary of the Eureka Masonic Lodge 23 years and had been chairman of the PMA committee since 1933. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; three sons, J. P. Singleton, Dollar Ride; C. A. Singleton, Fort Worth and E. H. Singleton, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. H. E. Marshall, Corsicana, and Mrs. Minnie Smith, Eureka; a sister-in-law, Miss Irene Grantham, Eureka, who had resided with the family many years; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Land, Eureka; Mrs. M. T. Harrison, Freeport, and Mrs. Jennie Marlin, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Claude Bailey, H. B. Fouty, Tim Grantham, Lloyd Land, T. M. Kent, Brice Bonner, Dr. Paul Mitchell, Herbert Grantham, Rudolph Robinson, Gilbert Grantham, Floyd Farmer and Allen Bancroft.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr. 19, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary Elizabeth (Mock) Singleton married Oct. 2, 1904 2nd wife Carrie Mae (Grantham) Singleton married about 1911 s/o James Franklin “Frank” Singleton and Martha Miranda (Gilmore) Singleton buried in Providence cemetery
     

John Franklin “Frank” Singleton
Jul 9, 1905 - Oct 22, 1963

J. F. Singleton Dies Tuesday

John F. Singleton, 58, of Eureka, died in a Houston hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements were pending at McCammon Chapel Wednesday noon but the services will be held from the Eureka Methodist church with burial in the Eureka Cemetery.

He was a retired Pure Oil Company employe and was a Mason, Scottish Rite and Shriner.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. V. O. Vasbury, Las Vegas, N.M.; two sons, John Singleton and Tommy Singleton, both of Andrews; mother, Mrs. H. I. Singleton, Eureka; two sisters, Mrs. Hobart Marshall, Corsicana, and Mrs. Minnie Smith, Eureka; two brothers, Cecil Singleton, Fort Worth, and Edward H. Singleton, Gartherburg, Md., and other relatives.

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Hold Services John Singleton

Funeral services for John Singleton, 58, of Eureka, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Eureka Methodist church with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Benny McBride, pastor of the church.

Singleton died in a Houston hospital Tuesday afternoon. He was a retired Pure Oil Company employe and was a Mason, Scottish Rite and Shriner.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. V. O. Vasbury, Las Vegas, N.M.; two sons, John Singleton and Tommy Singleton, both of Andrews; mother, Mrs. H. I. Singleton, Eureka; two sisters, Mrs. Hobart Marshall, Corsicana, and Mrs. Minnie Smith, Eureka; two brothers, Cecil Singleton, Fort Worth, and Edward H. Singleton, Gartherburg, Md., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Land, Harold Davidson, M. A. Finney, J. H. Brown, John Grantham, Randolph Robinson, Brice Bonner, B. G. Singleton and R. B. Clynch.

McCammon directed.

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Robert Lee Grantham
Sep 23, 1902 - Feb 10, 1948

ROBERT L. GRANTHAM FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED THURSDAY

Robert Lee Grantham, aged 45 years, farmer, died at the family home, Eureka, Route 1, Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Eureka Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davidson Grantham, Route 1, Eureka; five brothers, John Grantham, Mildred; Herbert and Gilbert Grantham, both of Corsicana; Ed Grantham, San Antonio, and Tim Grantham, Eureka; a sister, Mrs. Gus Farmer, Valley Mills, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Buck Montgomery, Don Chandler, Buck Frame, Thelbert Percival, Roy Johnson and Lee Bonner.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Edward Johnston Grantham
Dec 27, 1886 - Dec 29, 1949

Eureka Resident Funeral Services Held On Friday

Funeral services for E. J. Grantham, aged 63 years, of Eureka, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church in Eureka. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, formerly of Eureka, and Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the Eureka Presbyterian church.

The Masonic Lodge had charge of the graveside rites.

Surviving are three brothers, R. D., J. D. and J. L. Grantham; two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Singleton and Miss Irene Grantham, all of Eureka, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were John Grantham, Herbert Grantham, Gilbert Grantham, Tim Grantham, Ed Grantham and Cecil Singleton, all nephews.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Jim B. Grantham
Sep 2, 1884 - May 6, 1963

J. B. Grantham Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Jim B. Grantham, 78, retired Eureka farmer, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jim Hardie, pastor; Rev. H. M. Bailey, Presbyterian minister, and Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Grantham, who was temporarily residing at the Navarro Hotel after leaving a hospital, was found dead in his room Monday morning by a porter after he failed to go to the coffee shop for his breakfast.

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

Surviving are a brother, J. L. Grantham, and a sister, Mrs. H. I. Singleton, both of Eureka, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Gilbert Grantham, Tim Grantham, Wilson Tekell, Buddie Smith, Jack Boyd and Robert Boyd.

McCammon directed.

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Laura (Boyd) Grantham
May 29, 1891 - Dec 14, 1960

Mrs. Grantham Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Laura Grantham, 69, wife of J. B. Grantham of Eureka, died at Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband of Eureka; two brothers, John Boyd, Eureka and Moffatt Boyd, Dallas; and three sisters, Mrs. Etta Brown and Misses Nannie and Ruth Boyd, all of Eureka.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, former pastor, and Rev. Jim Hardie, pastor. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wilson Tekell, Bill Tekell, Zack Boyd, Robert Boyd, Eros Fullwood and Tim Grantham. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

McCammon will direct.

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Mrs. Grantham Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Grantham, 69, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka. Interment was in the Eureka cemetery.

Rev. Henry M. Bailey, former pastor, and Rev. Jim Hardie , pastor officiated.

Mrs. Grantham expired late Wednesday at Memorial hospital.

Survivors include her husband of Eureka; two brothers, John Boyd, Eureka and Moffatt Boyd, Dallas; and three sisters, Mrs. Etta Brown and Misses Nannie and Ruth Boyd, all of Eureka.

Pallbearers were Wilson Tekell, Bill Tekell, Zack Boyd, Robert Boyd, Eros Fullwood and Tim Grantham. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

McCammon directed.

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Sharon Ann Read
July 8, 1953 - Dec 5, 2019

Sharon Ann Read, age 66, of Carrollton, Texas passed away on Thursday December 5, 2019. Sharon was born July 8, 1953 in Corsicana, Texas to parents John and Patricia Read.
Sharon graduated from R.L. Turner High School in 1971, and she studied at UNT. She was a great caregiver to her family as well as others, and she enjoyed helping those who were less fortunate. Sharon loved spending time with her family and traveling to San Francisco amongst other places. She enjoyed reading, especially books by Stephen King. Some of her other hobbies include gardening, collecting antiques, and cheering on the Dallas Mavericks. Her favorite player of all time was Dirk Nowitzki.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents John and Patricia Read. She is survived by her daughter, Lesley Alyson Sheard; son Dustin Ashley Wall, grandson Joshua Tyler Renfrow, granddaughter Lily Ann Sheard, grandson Jonathan Wall, grandson Evan Wall; brother Terry Read and his wife Teri, niece Mallory Wintin, nephew Steven Read, and her fur pups Juliette and Carlie.
A funeral service for Sharon will be held Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Rhoton Funeral Home, 1511 South Interstate 35e, Carrollton, TX 75006. A committal service will occur Wednesday, December 11, 2019 following the service at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, 700 W. FM 2555, Retreat, TX 75110.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • 1st husband Mark David Renfrow married Dec. 7, 1973  2nd husband Granice Moses Wall married Jan. 1, 1980  d/o John Leslie Read and Patricia Ann (Fuller) Read


Geraldine “Jerry” (Brumfield) Stanford-Graham
May 9, 1945 - Apr 24, 2013

Geraldine Graham

Geraldine B. Graham, 67, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Methodist Mansfield Hospital. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be at 10 a.m., Monday, April 29, 2013, at Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home. Interment will be in Eureka Cemetery.

Geraldine "Jerry" was born in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Raymond James and Ruby Mosley Brumfield. She enjoyed working puzzles, and loved life.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Graham, of Waxahachie; her daughters, Scarlet Stanford, of Waxahachie, and Sheila Detmer and her husband, Lenard, of Garland; son, Nick Stanford and his wife, Teressa, of Midlothian; grandchildren, Stephanie Stanford, Nicholas Stanford and his wife, Janette, Bryan Tennison and his wife, Amber, Brittany Honsaker and Michael Detmer; great-grandchild, Bryna Tennison; sister, Alva Whiteley, of Waxahachie; stepson, Kelly Graham and his wife, Jan; stepdaughter, Kimberly Weeks and her husband, Kim; step-grandchildren, Joshua Weeks, Audrey Miller and her husband, Cody, Shawn Graham and Erin Graham; step-great-granddaughter, Grace Hannah; other relatives and many friends.

Notes:

  • Wayne Boze Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Nicholas Harris Stanford 2nd husband Allen Gene Graham; d/o Raymond James Brumfield & Ruby Lee (Mosley) Brumfield-Patton

Elihu Paige Watkins, Sr.
Jun 23, 1881 - Apr 29, 1948

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR E. P. WATKINS HELD AT EUREKA

Funeral rites for E. P. Watkins, aged 67 years, prominent Eureka resident, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday night following a several months illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eureka Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall of Cameron, formerly of Corsicana; Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the church and Rev. Peyton Goodman, Eureka Methodist minister. Watkins was a deacon in the Eureka Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, Eureka; a son, E. P. Watkins, Jr., Harlingen; three daughters, Mrs. J. R. Bell, Alexandria, La.; Mrs. R. D. Waters, Harlingen, and Mrs. Robert C. Walker, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Travis Fullwood, Corsicana; two brothers, B. A. and C. S. Watkins, both of Eureka; and seven grandchildren.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Deacons of the church and friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Leila (Sullivan) O’Daniel
Apr 21, 1896 - Aug 21, 1977

Mrs. O’Daniel

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Griffin’s Funeral Home for Mrs. Leila Sullivan O’Daniel, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Eugene Wood was to officiate with burial to be in the Eureka Cemetery.

She is survived by her widower, E. W. (Pete) O’Daniel of Richardson; two daughters, Mrs. Irma Carter of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Helen Callis of Richardson; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Wendell Sullivan, Glen Callis, Roland Bee, Robert Walker, R. D. Waters and Pete Callis.

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TWIN SON Long (1)
B&D Mar 10, 1948

Thursday Rites For Twin Boys

Funeral services for twin infant sons of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Long of Corsicana, who died Wednesday night at the Navarro Clinic, were held at Eureka Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, four brothers and a sister.

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TWIN SON Long (2)
B&D Mar 10, 1948

Thursday Rites For Twin Boys

Funeral services for twin infant sons of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Long of Corsicana, who died Wednesday night at the Navarro Clinic, were held at Eureka Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, four brothers and a sister.

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Elizabeth Mehetabel “Hettie” (Simmons) McAlester
Aug 21, 1875 - Mar 7, 1963

Mrs. McAlester Dies Thursday

KERENS, March 7. (Spl.)—Mrs. Hetta McAlester, 87, long-time Trinidad resident, died in a Malakoff hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Inmon Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Elton McAlester and two daughters, Mrs. Letha Peacock and Mrs. W. D. Skiles, all of Trinidad; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mrs. McAlester Rites Friday

KERENS, March 8.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Hettie McAlester, 87, long-time resident of Trinidad, who died in a Malakoff hospital Thursday, will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church in Trinidad.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Harold Davis, former pastor, and Rev. W. O. Fears, pastor. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Mrs. McAlester was a native of Kerens.

Surviving are a son, Elton McAlester and two daughters, Mrs. Letha Peacock and Mrs. W. D. Skiles, all of Trinidad; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Leona Barnett, Kerens, and other relatives.

Grandsons and great-grandsons were pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Jimmie Lee Belyeu
Sep 6, 1944 - Jun 28, 1948

LITTLE CHILD IS BURIED AT HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Jimmie Lee Belyeu, three-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Belyeu, Northeast Corsicana, who died early Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. W. Walker, Pentecostal Church of God pastor.

The child was pronounced dead upon arrival at the P. and S. Hospital early Monday morning.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Paul Edward and William Ray Belyeu, and a grandmother, Mrs. Annie Parsons, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Charles William “Charley” Parsons
Sep 20, 1907 - Sep 15, 1963

C. W. Parsons Dies Sunday

C. W. Parsons, 56, of 218 West Twelfth avenue, was found dead at his home Sunday.

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three sons, Robert and Ernest Parsons, both of Corsicana, and Kenneth Parsons, U. S. Army in Georgia; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Amon, Corsicana, and Mrs. E. L. Blyue, Sweetwater, and other relatives.

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

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C. W. Parsons Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for C. W. Parsons, 56, of 218 West Twelfth avenue, found dead Sunday at his home, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Revs. Preston and David Williams. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

G. c. Bowden, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” following an investigation.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three sons, Robert and Ernest Parsons, both of Corsicana, and Kenneth Parsons, U. S. Army in Georgia; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Amon, Corsicana, and Mrs. E. L. Blyue, Sweetwater, and other relatives.

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Margaret Ellen (Honea) Parsons
Nov. 12, 1880 - May 31, 1951

Mrs. Parsons Dies Thursday Morning

Mrs. Annie Parsons, 70, native of Jacksonville, died at the home of a son, C. W. Parsons, Avenue A, early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held at Hamilton cemetery Friday at 4 p.m. where interment will be made. Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, will conduct the services.

Surviving are two sons, C. W. Parsons, Corsicana, and J. J. Parsons, Sweetwater; two daughters, Mrs. Tilda Amon, Dallas, and Mrs. Nona Bee Blue, Ranger; 16 grandchildren and one brother, Tillman Honea, Groesbeck.

Corley will direct.

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Friday Services For Mrs. Parsons

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Parsons, 70, who died here Thursday morning, will be held at Hamilton cemetery Friday at 4 p.m. where burial will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, C. W. Parsons, Corsicana, and J. J. Parsons, Sweetwater; two daughters, Mrs. Tilda Amon, Dallas, and Mrs. Nona Bee Blue, Ranger; 16 grandchildren and one brother, Tillman Honea, Groesbeck.

Corley will direct.

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Emma (Curry) Harris
Aug 22, 1879 - Mar 16, 1948

RITES WEDNESDAY FOR EMMA HARRIS WHO DIED TUESDAY

Mrs. Emma Harris, aged 68 years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joe Bullman, in Mexia Tuesday night.

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

Surviving are a son, Chester Harris, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Bullman, Mexia, and Mrs. Frank Boyte, Fort Worth; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mattie Staggs, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. D. Gillen, Terrell Rogers, T. T. Barnes, J. W. Russell, D. A. Turner and E. C. Coville.

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INFANT SON Martin
B&D Feb 12, 1948

Rites For Infant Planned Saturday

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Martin, Route 3, Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Martin is the former Bettie Lou Prince.

Interment is scheduled Saturday at Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Travis W. Martin, Route 1, Angus; Mrs. Lou Prince, Houston, and Earl Prince, Rice.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Abe Davis Tally
Jun 6, 1923 - Dec 9, 1992

A. D. TALLY DIES SUNDAY MORNING

A. D. Talley, aged 66 years, died at his home 403 South Twenty-Fifth street, Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor, and Rev. C. O. Gunter, Methodist minister. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

A native of Robertson county, Texas, Talley had resided in Navarro county since 1914.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margie C. Tally, Corsicana; four sons, Claude, Reed, Jack and Roy Tally, all of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. C. L. Humphreys, Mrs. C. A. Gunter and Mrs. Tommy Caton, Jr., all of Corsicana; Mrs. C. S. Karkalitz, Jr., and Mrs. L. F. Weaver, both of Lubbock; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. N. D. Cobb and Mrs. Earl Stanford, both of Merkel and Mrs. Arthur Hays, Houston and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. P. French, Beauford French, W. P. Wilson, Tommy Farmer, Sam Gordon and Rassie Whittenburg.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 20, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Maggie Christine (Ford) Talley; s/o John Wylie Tally & Rhoda Mae (Cox) Tally buried in Rose Hill cemetery, Merkel, Tx. (Abe’s monument says Talley, his parent’s monuments say Tally)

Maggie Christine (Ford) Talley
Aug 16, 1885 - Jul 27, 1963

Mrs. A. D. Talley Dies Saturday

Mrs. A. D. Talley died in Memorial Hospital just before noon Saturday at the age of 78.

She was a native of Robertson county and a member of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here.

The funeral service has been set for Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Corley Chapel with the Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducting. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Claude Talley, Reed Talley and Jack Talley, all of Corsicana, and Ray Talley of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. C. L. Humphreys, Mrs. C. A. Gunter and Mrs. T. B. Caton, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. L. F. Weaver of Dallas; three brothers, Wade Ford of Anson, Laughton Ford of Denton and Neely Ford of Ponder; five sisters, Mrs. A. L. Holtclaw of Dallas, Mrs. Jennie Bayless of Anson, Mrs. Ford Smith of Merkel, Mrs. Ada Spivey of Fort Worth and Mrs. Betty Hamilton of Paducah, along with 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Tally Rites Are Conducted

Funeral services for Mrs. A. D. Talley were held in the Corley Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m.

Conducting was the Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Mrs. Talley, 78, died in Memorial hospital Saturday. She was a native of Robertson county and a member of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are four sons, Claude Talley, Reed Talley and Jack Talley, all of Corsicana, and Ray Talley of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. C. L. Humphreys, Mrs. C. A. Gunter and Mrs. T. B. Caton, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. L. F. Weaver of Dallas; three brothers, Wade Ford of Anson, Laughton Ford of Denton and Neely Ford of Ponder; five sisters, Mrs. A. L. Holtclaw of Dallas, Mrs. Jennie Bayless of Anson, Mrs. Ford Smith of Merkel, Mrs. Ada Spivey of Fort Worth and Mrs. Betty Hamilton of Paducah, along with 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Malcomb Edward James
Jun 3, 1908 - Jul 14, 1948

M. E. JAMES DIES IN FORT WORTH; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Malcolm Edward James, 40, former resident of Frost, died in the Elmwood hospital in Fort Worth at an early hour Sunday morning. He was a driver for the Yellow Cab Taxicab Company.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Dinnie Jack James, both of Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Mittie Smith, Frost; Mrs. Ruby Harper, Corsicana; Mrs. Naomi Smith, Albany, and Mrs. Edna Earl Moore, Pinwald and other relatives.

The funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel on Monday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Pallbearers will be Ernest Farmer, Marvin Farmer, James Farmer, L. M. Moore, A. C. Smith and J. F. Harper.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 5, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mittie Ella (Farmer) James married Oct 12, 1929; s/o Edward Jeffrey “Jerry” James, Rev. & Mary Susan “Mollie’ (Spivey) James buried in Frost cemetery, Frost, Tx.

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RITES ARE HELD FOR M. E. JAMES; BURIAL MONDAY

Funeral services for Malcolm Edward James, 40, formerly of Frost, who died in a Fort Worth hospital Sunday, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, pastor of the Farmer Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Dinnie Jack James, both of Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Mittie Smith, Frost; Mrs. Ruby Harper, Corsicana; Mrs. Naomi Smith, Albany, and Mrs. Edna Earl Moore, Pinwald.

Pallbearers were Ernest Farmer, Marvin Farmer, James Farmer, L. M. Moore, A. C. Smith and J. F. Harper.

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John Edmond Ficklin
Nov 24, 1867 - Oct 28, 1947

JOHN E. FICKLING FUNERAL HELD AT KERENS WEDNESDAY

KERENS. Oct. 30.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Stockton Funeral Home for John E. Fickling, aged 79, who died in Terrell Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Elmer Page, pastor of the First Baptist church conducted the rites.

A native of Montgomery, Ala., Mr. Fickling moved to Kerens in 1941 from Malakoff.

He is survived by one brother, E. P. Fickling of Franklin; ones sister, Mrs. William Johnson of San Antonio, and several nieces and nephews of Corsicana.

Interment was in Kerens cemetery with Stockton Funeral Home directing.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct. 30, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Death certificate and obit both say Fickling but it is Ficklin) (brother to Mary Emma (Bragg) Ficklin and Ellsworth Poindexter Ficklin) – never married s/o Joseph Ficklin and Lucinda (Pollard) Ficklin

St. Elmo Speed
Mar 7, 1880 - Dec 5, 1910

Died in Kerens.

Elmore Speed, aged 25 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Speed, died at Kerens last night after a week’s illness from appendicitis. The deceased was a most excellent young man and besides his parents, is survived by his wife and several brothers.

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William Bunyard “Bun” Hilliard
Sep 17, 1871 - Aug 31, 1948

W. B. HILLIARD RITES PLANNED AT KERENS WEDNESDAY 3:30 P.M.

KERENS, Aug. 31.—(Spl.)—W. B. Hilliard, aged 76 years, died at the family home here Tuesday morning at 7:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here, of which he was a member, Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Elmer Page, pastor.

Born in 1872 in Alabama, he came to Erath county, Texas, as a youth and resided in that county until 1942 when he moved to Kerens. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Rogers in 1895.

Surviving are his wife, Kerens; six sons, C. C. and Truman Hilliard, both of Los Angeles; Travis Hilliard, Olden; Hobart Hilliard, Kingsville, and Russell and Olan Hilliard, both of Freer; four daughters, Mrs. B. F. Fullerton, Amarillo; Mrs. O. R. Henlee, Ft. Worth; Mrs. R. C. Mahoney, Nacogdoches and Mrs. J. A. Paschal, Kerens, and a number of grandchildren.

Stockton Funeral Home is directing.

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Henry B. Gilkey
Feb 4, 1866 - Aug 25, 1930

KERENS MAN DIED MONDAY; FUNERAL IS HELD TUESDAY

KERENS, Aug. 26.—(Spl.)—H. B. Gilkey of this place died at the family home Monday at 9. A.m. Mr. Gilkey had been in ill health for about two years. He had been a resident of Kerens since 1907. He conducted a shoe and harness repairing business here. He was a member of the Methodist church and the K. of P. Lodge, and numbered his friends by all that knew him.

He leaves a wife and two children, Mrs. Pope Tarkington and Alfred Gilkey.

The funeral was held Tuesday at 9 p.m. at the family home and interment was in the Kerens cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o J. W. Gilkey and Mary E. (Allison) Gilkey-Browning (John L. Browning married Mary E. Gilkey Hill county, Texas Dec. 8, 1875—Sudie Jetton is ½ sister to Joseph Calvin Browning- Henry B. Gilkey is also ½ brother – Joseph’s death certificate says s/o Mary Allison) (found Henry on census with J. W. Gilkey and Mary)

Tom B. Slade is: please change dates also


Tom Burleson Slade
Jul. 9, 1881 - Mar 20, 1947

FORMER RURAL ROUTE CARRIER TOM SLADE DIES ON THURSDAY

Tom B. Slade, aged 65 years, former rural route carrier of Streetman, 308 West Seventh avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p. m. Friday, at Midway church with Rev. Mr. Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Midway cemetery, with Corley Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Will Collins, Midway.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar. 20, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Essie (Clark) Slade married Sep. 12, 1912; s/o George Bryan Slade & Allie Susan (Craddock) Slade buried in Burleson Family Cemetery, Navarro county, Texas.

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Tom B. Slade Rites Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Tom B. Slade, aged 65 years, retired rural route carrier out of the Streetman post office, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning were held from the Midway church Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Interment was made in the Midway cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southeriany.

Slade had made his home in Corsicana for some time.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Will Collins, Streetman, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Mattie Elizabeth (Byrd) Steele
Dec 14, 1889 - Sep 20, 1947

MRS. MATTIE STEELE FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mattie Steele, aged 67, of Streetman, died in the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston early Saturday morning following an extended illness. She was in a local hospital for some time prior to being taken to Galveston two weeks ago.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Midway church with interment in the Midway cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the First Baptist church of Streetman.

Surviving are her husband, G. W. Steele, Streetman; a son, F. L. Steele, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. N. A. Tisdale, Streetman; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Thompson, San Benito and Mrs. Fannie Chaffin, Pasadena, Calif., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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George Washington Steele
Sep. 11, 1878 - May 20, 1948

GEORGE W. STEELE DIES AT STREETMAN; RITES HELD FRIDAY

George W. Steele, 70, native Texan, died at his home in Streetman late Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Midway church with interment in the Midway cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie Baton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church of Corsicana, and Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the First Baptist church, Streetman.

Steele was a native of Anderson county.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Aubrey Tisdale, Streetman; a son, F. L. Steele Houston; a brother, E. E. Steele, Fairfield; a sister, Mrs. D. Anderson, Winkler; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 21, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mattie Elizabeth (Byrd) Steele married Feb. 3, 1908 s/o Romolus Augustus Steele & Martha Elizabeth (Mitchell) Steele

Charles Lynn Haywood
Oct 10, 1922 - Aug 4, 1944

SGT. CHAS. HAYWOOD FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Sgt. Charles L. Haywood, 21, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Midway church with burial in the Midway cemetery

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, Corsicana; Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the First Baptist church, Streetman; Rev. H. L. McKissack, Teague Baptist minister, and Rev. Leonard Lee, Baptist minister. Military rites were observed at the graveside.

The body arrived in Corsicana Friday and was taken to the family home in Streetman.

Sgt. Haywood was killed in action, August 4, 1944, in France.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Lynn Haywood, Washington, D. C.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Haywood Streetman; a brother, James Randall Haywood, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Rena May Pringle, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles James Folmar, Billy Allen, G. C. Neitro, Joel Steele, Watt R. Robinson, Gordon Lewis, Scott Hodge and Buster Batchelor.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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David W. Williams
Aug 12, 1863 - Jan 5, 1947

W. D. Williams Died in Local Hospital

W. D. Williams, aged 83 years, native of Tennessee, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday.

Surviving are five children, Clifford, Will and Sam Williams, all of Corsicana, and Collin Williams, Fort Worth; Mrs. Minnie Lee Coffey, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements for funeral services have not been completed pending the arrival of relatives, but burial will be in Modrell cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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D. W. Williams Rites Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral rites for D. W. Williams, aged 83 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock form the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial was in the Modrell cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Dan Clark, Presbyterian minister.

Surviving are five children, Clifford, Will and Sam Williams, all of Corsicana, and Collin Williams, Fort Worth; Mrs. Minnie Lee Coffey, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan. 7, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ira (Kerbo) Williams (per birth record of Callin Jackson Williams and Clifford Alex Williams birth records)

Linda Sue Tackett
B&D Mar 28, 1947

Rites For Infant Saturday Afternoon

Linda Sue Tackett, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Tackett, died at the Navarro Clinic late Friday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Modrell cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana; grandparents, Mrs. Willie Phillips, Littlefield, and Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Whilips, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Richard Felix Harris
Aug 21, 1923 - Nov 1, 1944

RICHARD F. HARRIS FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED THURSDAY

Funeral services for Pfc. Richard Felix Harris, 20, U. S. Marines, Third Division, who was killed on Guam, Nov. 1, 1944, will be held from the St. Elmo church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the St. Elmo church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the St. Elmo cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn and Rev. H. L. McKissack.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. H. A. Harris, Winkler; a sister, Miss Freddie Harris, Dallas; a brother, Arthur K. Harris, Winkler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Knight, Allen Knight, J. F. Hagler, Jack Pillans, Jim Pillans, Thomas Sherrard and Wayne Pillans.

The body arrived in Corsicana Wednesday morning and was taken to the family home Wednesday afternoon, where it will remain until the funeral Hour.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Samuel Alford “Sam” Baker
Apr 22, 1913 - Sep 17, 1948

SAMUEL A. BAKER FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED SUNDAY

Samuel A. Baker, 34, former resident of Corsicana, died in Fort Worth Saturday following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30, with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the wife, of Fort Worth; two sons, James Marvin and Calvin Don, both of Fort Worth; one daughter, Betty Louise, Fort Worth, mother Mrs. J. A. Baker, Corsicana; four brothers, William M. Baker, Joe Baker and Jerry Baker, all of Corsicana, and Robert T. Baker, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Sidney Smith and Mrs. Sam Fulton, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Bob Barlow, Rice and Miss Annie Pearl Baker, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep 18, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Helen Louise (McAlister) Baker married Jan. 14, 1936; s/o John Alfred Baker & Hattie Louella (Hopkins) Baker

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SAMUEL A. BAKER FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Samuel A. Baker, aged 24 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Fort Worth early Saturday following a brief illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife, of Fort Worth; two sons, James Marvin and Calvin Don, both of Fort Worth; one daughter, Betty Louise, Fort Worth, mother Mrs. J. A. Baker, Corsicana; four brothers, William M. Baker, Joe Baker and Jerry Baker, all of Corsicana, and Robert T. Baker, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Sidney Smith and Mrs. Sam Fulton, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Bob Barlow, Rice and Miss Annie Pearl Baker, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Fort Worth Odd Fellows.

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Joseph Leland Baker
May 20, 1906 - Oct 28, 1972

J. Baker

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Joe Baker, 66, of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Bruce Hibbitt will officiate, and burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Baker was a native of Navarro County, self-employed welder and member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Howard Emig, Jr., of Mesquite; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. J. A. Baker of Corsicana; three brothers, R. Thurmond Baker and William M. Baker of Corsicana and Jerry M. Baker of Irving; four sisters, Mrs. B. H. Barlow of San Benito, Mrs. Sam Fulton, Mrs. Jerry Brown and Mrs. Sidney Smith of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be T. G. Haynes, J. D. Haynie, Basil Herod, W. E. Percival, Lee Welch and George Chapell.

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Ralph Willard Currey
Died Oct 16, 1948

Ralph Willard Currey, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard C. Currey, died at Texas City Saturday morning.

Funeral rites were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Wilson Wood of DeKalb, formerly of Trinidad.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. D. M. Currey, Rockdale and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Smalling, Trinidad.

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Joe H. Howell
May 20, 1888 - Oct 23, 1948

JOE HOWELL DIES IN SAN ANTONIO; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Joe H. Howell, about 60, World War I Veteran, died in a government hospital in San Antonio Saturday.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Sidney Henry and Miss Billie Howell, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Otie Watkins, Emhouse; two brothers, John and Sam Howell, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Howell was a rural route carrier out of Corsicana post office for a number of years, serving Route 1 and Motor Route A, following World War I. he had been in ill health for several years.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Barnes, Earl Ingram, Alf Highnote, Hugh Stewart, Joe Baker and Jesse Averitt.

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JOE H. HOWELL FUNERAL IS HELD HERE ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Joe H. Howell, 60, who died in a government hospital, San Antonio, Saturday were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Hubbard Baptist minister.

World War I veteran, Howell was a rural carrier out of the Corsicana postoffice for a number of years.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Sidney Henry and Miss Billie Howell both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Otie Watkins, Emhouse; two brothers, John and Sam Howell, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Barnes, Earl Ingham, Alf Highnote, Hugh Stewart, Joe Baker and Jesse Averitt.

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Addie Thedosia (Cox) Bonner
Mar 2, 1890 - Aug 3, 1948

MRS. ADDIE BONNER FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY AT 4:30

Mrs. Addie Bonner, aged 58 years, life-long resident of Navarro county died at the family home, 904 South Seventeenth street, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Funeral services are to be held Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Fellowship Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the church, and Rev. J. B. Ousley, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. Mrs. Bonner was a member of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Native of Navarro county, the family moved to Corsicana two years ago from Angus.

Surviving are her husband L. G. Bonner, Corsicana; two sons, Lowell Bonner, Angus and Olan Bonner, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Hedrick, Miss Lillie Bonner, Mrs. Abb Soape, Jr., and Mrs. Clifton Perry, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. J. A. Bailey, Mrs. D. L. Bonner, Mrs. Frances Bonner, all of Angus, and Miss Lizzie Cox, Corsicana; three grand-children and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be Lawrence Bonner, Freddie Bonner, Clarence Bonner, Lonnie Bonner, Chester Bonner, Eddie Reed, O. D. Bailey and R. L. Cox, all nephews.

Griffin Funeral Home directs.

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James Rufus Stallings
Oct 3, 1925 - Apr 15, 1945

FUNERAL RITES FOR JAMES R. STALLINGS ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral rites for S-2C James R. Stallings, 19, who died in the armed forces in French Morocco, April 15, 1945, were held at Hamilton cemetery Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made.

The services were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church. The American Legion and Texas National Guard provided the military services.

Stallings was born at Angus.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Stallings, Corsicana; four brothers, Louis Earl, Willie B., Jim H. and Oscar P. Stallings, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Rosa Belle Bewley, Mrs. Clara Mae Carver and Mrs. Bethel McNerney, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Del Jones, J. C. Parker, Claude Foster, A. L. Williams, Clyde Bryant, Verdell Dockery.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Henry Earl Stallings
Nov 8, 1883 - Jun 5, 1952

H. E. Stallings Rites Saturday

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Henry Earl Stallings, 71, retired nightwatchman who died Thursday morning at the Navarro Clinic.

Rev. M. O. Southerland conducted the rites from the Corley chapel. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the wife of Corsicana; four sons: Lewis Earl Stallings of Corsicana; Sgt. Willie Stallings, U. S. Army, now in Germany; Homer Stallings of Corsicana and Pvt. Oscar Stallings, U. S. Air Force, stationed in Waco; three daughters, Mrs. Rosie G. Bewley of Corsicana, Mrs. Clara May Carver of Angus and Mrs. Bethel Waingo of DeLeon; a brother, Lewis Garcia of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Emma Jones of Tyler; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charles Price, Odell Price, Weldon Price, Lawrence Townley, Jebb Townley and Paul Schultz.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jun 7, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Laura Haseltine (Henson) Stallings-Davis; s/o George Earl Stallings & Ella (Clendon) Stallings per death certificate

Rosie Bell (Stallings) Bewley-Russell
May 14, 1911 - Oct 24, 1955

Mrs. Russell Is Fatally Burned

Mrs. Rosie Bewley Russell, 43, was fatally burned early Sunday morning in a fire at Odessa.

The funeral service will be held from the Corley Chapel at an hour to be announced later pending arrival of relatives. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Bob Russell, Mexia; a son, Jim Bewley, Odessa; a daughter, Mrs. Laura Bell Canales, Petersburg; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Laura Davis, Corsicana; four brothers, Lewis E. and Oscar P. Stallings, both of Corsicana; Homer J. Stallings, Odessa, and Sgt. Willie B. Stallings, U. S. Army in Japan; two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Carver, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bethel Wingo, Illinois and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 24, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Joseph Duckett “Duck” Bewley buried in Campbell-Elrod cemetery 2nd husband Bob Russell d/o s/o Henry Earl Stallings & Laura Haseltine (Henson) Stallings-Davis
  • (Her monument says Rosie Bell Bewley- obit says Rosie Bewley Russell- death certificate says Rosie Bewley Russell)

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Autopsy Ordered In Burning Death Of Odessa Woman

An autopsy was ordered Monday on the body of Mrs. Rosie Bewley Russell, 43, who was burned to death early Sunday in a fire at Odessa, Jimmy Morris county attorney, stated. The order was signed by Walter Hayes, Justice of the Peace.

Morris said the district attorney at Odessa had requested the action.

“Since the body was shipped here, witnesses led the Odessa DA’s office into suspecting the possibility of foul play,” Morris added, and said that a Department of Public Safety pathologist was sent here to perform the autopsy.

Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Bob Russell, Mexia; a son, Jim Bewley, Odessa; a daughter, Mrs. Laura Bell Canales, Petersburg; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Laura Davis, Corsicana; four brothers, Lewis E. and Oscar P. Stallings, both of Corsicana; Homer J. Stallings, Odessa, and Sgt. Willie B. Stallings, U. S. Army in Japan; two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Carver, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bethel Wingo, Illinois and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Odell Price, Charlie Price, Lawrence Townley, Chat Dunnahan, Jeff Townley and James C. Murray.

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Chester Raymond “Jack” Loftis
May 4, 1926 - Jan 13, 1948



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CHESTER R. LOFTIS FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Chester Raymond (Jack) Loftis, aged 21 years, who was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon near Hubbard, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. White of Jacksonville.

Born and reared in Corsicana, Loftis was employed by Ed Moreau of Corsicana as the driver of a bulldozer at the time of the accident on the J. P. Vickery farm south of Hubbard. The heavy machine turned over, it was stated, killing Loftis instantly.

Loftis entered the U. S. Navy, April 17, 1944, and was discharged June 10, 1946, after 18 months spent overseas.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Loftis, Pursley; four sisters, Mrs. Lester Humbert and Mrs. C. L. Nichols, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Cecil Humbert and Miss Mary Frances Loftis, both of Pursley; five brothers, M. L. Loftis, Austin; Vernon, Wayne, Mickie and Artie Miller Loftis, all of Pursley; grandmother, Mrs. W. D. Loftis, Pursley, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. R. Adkinson, Henry Nichols, Beauford Price, Curtis Clemons, Wayne Brown and J. D. Ganze.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Luther Leroy Loftis
Sep 20, 1893 - Nov 17, 1959

L. L. Loftis Of Pursley Dies Heart Attack

L. L. Loftis, 66, retired farmer, of Pursley, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a heart attack at his home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Pursley Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. W. Robinson, pastor.

Born, Sept. 20, 1893, at Troup, Loftis resided in Corsicana for many years prior to moving to Pursley 16 years ago. He was employed as an oil field worker before moving to Pursley.

Surviving are his wife of Pursley; four sons, Marcus L. Loftis, Fort Worth; Vernon L. Loftis, Austin; Mickey M. Loftis, Rockdale, and Artie Loftis, Waco; four daughters, Mrs. Cecil Humbert, Pursley; Mrs. Lester Humbert, Corsicana; Mrs. Lawrence Nichols, Rockdale, and Mrs. James Minatra, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Vernie Pinnell, Meridian, and Mrs. Clifford McDougal, Troup; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Corley will direct.

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L. L. Loftis Of Pursley Dies Heart Attack

L. L. Loftis, 66, retired farmer, of Pursley was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a heart attack at his home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Pursley Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. W. Robinson, pastor.

Born Sept. 20, 1893, at Troup, Loftis resided in Corsicana for many years prior to moving to Pursley.

Surviving are his wife of Pursley; four sons, Marcus L. Loftis, Fort Worth; Vernon L. Loftis, Austin; Mickey M. Loftis, Rockdale, and Artie Loftis, Waco; four daughters, Mrs. Cecil Humbert, Pursley; Mrs. Lester Humbert, Corsicana; Mrs. Lawrence Nichols, Rockdale, and Mrs. James Minatra, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Vernie Pinnell, Meridian, and Mrs. Clifford McDougal, Troup; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Corley will direct.

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Wayne Ray Loftis
Mar 18, 1930 - Apr 4, 1954

2 Navarro County Residents Drown In Austin Mishap

Two young men of Pursley, drowned in a tragic fishing mishap on Lake Travis, 20 miles northwest of Austin Sunday at 11:15 a.m.

They are Wayne Ray Loftis, 24, meter checker for the Texas Power and Light Company and his nephew, Jimmie David Humbert, 15.

Double Services
Double funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Pursley Baptist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

According to press reports from Austin, a 12-foot fishing boat capsized as it was being operated around an island in the lake.

Witnesses said Loftis sank only a short distance from the shoreline after having delayed his escape from the 80-foot water in an effort to save his nephew.

One Rescued
Marcus Loftis of Austin, brother of Wayne Ray, was the only survivor. He barely made it to some tall weeds in time to be dragged to safety by three Taylor residents—Bob Simms, Edward Worley and Allen Rummell. The Taylor men recovered the body of Loftis soon after the mishap while Humbert’s body was recovered by Texas Ranger Truman Stone about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Korean Veteran
Loftis had served with the U. S. Armed Forces in Korea.

Surviving Loftis are his father, L. L. Loftis, Pursley; four brothers, Marcus L., Vernon L., and Mickey M. Loftis, all of Austin, and Artie Loftis, Pursley; four sisters, Mrs. C. E. Humbert, Pursley; Mrs. W. L. Humbert, Corsicana; Mrs. C. L. Nichols, Rockdale, and Miss Mary Frances Loftis, Pursley; and grandmother, Mrs. W. D. Loftis, Pursley.

Humbert is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Humbert, Pursley; two brothers, Marcus and Billy Humbert, both of Pursley; a sister, Beth Humbert, Pursley, grandparents, Mrs. W. W. Humbert, Corsicana, and L. L. Loftis, Pursley and great-grandmother, Mrs. W. D. Loftis, Pursley and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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Drowning Victims Services Tuesday

Double funeral services for Wayne Ray Loftis, 24, and his nephew, Jimmie David Humbert, 15, both of Pursley, who drowned Sunday in Lake Travis, Colorado river, were held from the Pursley Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Nick Peoples, pastor of the Pursley Baptist church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Marcus L. Loftis, brother of one of the victims and uncle of the other, narrowly escaped drowning and was rescued by three Taylor residents—Bob Simms, Edward Worley and Allen Rummell.

The 13-foot boat in which the three men were riding capsized in 80-foot deep water, but was not far from land.

As the trio fell into the lake, according to witness, Wayne Ray delayed his swimming to safety in a futile effort to assist his nephew who was in trouble.

The accident occurred 20 miles northwest of Austin.

The body of Loftis was found a short time after the tragedy but the youth’s body was not recovered until about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Loftis had served in Korea with the U. S. forces and was a meter checker for the Texas Power and Light Company.

Surviving Loftis are his father, L. L. Loftis, Pursley; four brothers, Marcus L., Vernon L., and Mickey M. Loftis, all of Austin, and Artie Loftis, Pursley; four sisters, Mrs. C. E. Humbert, Pursley; Mrs. W. L. Humbert, Corsicana; Mrs. C. L. Nichols, Rockdale, and Miss Mary Frances Loftis, Pursley; and grandmother, Mrs. W. D. Loftis, Pursley.

Humbert is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Humbert, Pursley; two brothers, Marcus and Billy Humbert, both of Pursley; a sister, Beth Humbert, Pursley, grandparents, Mrs. W. W. Humbert, Corsicana, and L. L. Loftis, Pursley and great-grandmother, Mrs. W. D. Loftis, Pursley and other relatives.

Corley directed.

Pallbearers for Loftis were Virgil Tidwell, Bob Nolen, A. C. Murray, Eugene Murray, Bobbie Collins and Johnnie Dean.

Pallbearers for Humbert were Dean Murray, Lewis Ray Tidwell, Jimmy Cooper, James Minatra, George Ganze and Bobbie Owens.

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Jimmie David Humbert
Oct 31, 1938 - Apr 4, 1954

2 Navarro County Residents Drown In Austin Mishap

Two young men of Pursley, drowned in a tragic fishing mishap on Lake Travis, 20 miles northwest of Austin Sunday at 11:15 a.m.

They are Wayne Ray Loftis, 24, meter checker for the Texas Power and Light Company and his nephew, Jimmie David Humbert, 15.

Double Services
Double funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Pursley Baptist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

According to press reports from Austin, a 12-foot fishing boat capsized as it was being operated around an island in the lake.

Witnesses said Loftis sank only a short distance from the shoreline after having delayed his escape from the 80-foot water in an effort to save his nephew.

One Rescued
Marcus Loftis of Austin, brother of Wayne Ray, was the only survivor. He barely made it to some tall weeds in time to be dragged to safety by three Taylor residents—Bob Simms, Edward Worley and Allen Rummell. The Taylor men recovered the body of Loftis soon after the mishap while Humbert’s body was recovered by Texas Ranger Truman Stone about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Korean Veteran
Loftis had served with the U. S. Armed Forces in Korea.

Surviving Loftis are his father, L. L. Loftis, Pursley; four brothers, Marcus L., Vernon L., and Mickey M. Loftis, all of Austin, and Artie Loftis, Pursley; four sisters, Mrs. C. E. Humbert, Pursley; Mrs. W. L. Humbert, Corsicana; Mrs. C. L. Nichols, Rockdale, and Miss Mary Frances Loftis, Pursley; and grandmother, Mrs. W. D. Loftis, Pursley.

Humbert is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Humbert, Pursley; two brothers, Marcus and Billy Humbert, both of Pursley; a sister, Beth Humbert, Pursley, grandparents, Mrs. W. W. Humbert, Corsicana, and L. L. Loftis, Pursley and great-grandmother, Mrs. W. D. Loftis, Pursley and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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Drowning Victims Services Tuesday

Double funeral services for Wayne Ray Loftis, 24, and his nephew, Jimmie David Humbert, 15, both of Pursley, who drowned Sunday in Lake Travis, Colorado river, were held from the Pursley Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Nick Peoples, pastor of the Pursley Baptist church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Marcus L. Loftis, brother of one of the victims and uncle of the other, narrowly escaped drowning and was rescued by three Taylor residents—Bob Simms, Edward Worley and Allen Rummell.

The 13-foot boat in which the three men were riding capsized in 80-foot deep water, but was not far from land.

As the trio fell into the lake, according to witness, Wayne Ray delayed his swimming to safety in a futile effort to assist his nephew who was in trouble.

The accident occurred 20 miles northwest of Austin.

The body of Loftis was found a short time after the tragedy but the youth’s body was not recovered until about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Loftis had served in Korea with the U. S. forces and was a meter checker for the Texas Power and Light Company.

Surviving Loftis are his father, L. L. Loftis, Pursley; four brothers, Marcus L., Vernon L., and Mickey M. Loftis, all of Austin, and Artie Loftis, Pursley; four sisters, Mrs. C. E. Humbert, Pursley; Mrs. W. L. Humbert, Corsicana; Mrs. C. L. Nichols, Rockdale, and Miss Mary Frances Loftis, Pursley; and grandmother, Mrs. W. D. Loftis, Pursley.

Humbert is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Humbert, Pursley; two brothers, Marcus and Billy Humbert, both of Pursley; a sister, Beth Humbert, Pursley, grandparents, Mrs. W. W. Humbert, Corsicana, and L. L. Loftis, Pursley and great-grandmother, Mrs. W. D. Loftis, Pursley and other relatives.

Corley directed.

Pallbearers for Loftis were Virgil Tidwell, Bob Nolen, A. C. Murray, Eugene Murray, Bobbie Collins and Johnnie Dean.

Pallbearers for Humbert were Dean Murray, Lewis Ray Tidwell, Jimmy Cooper, James Minatra, George Ganze and Bobbie Owens.

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Audrey Burton (Loftis) Wallace
Apr 3, 1934 - Feb 22, 2013

Audrey Burton (Loftis) Wallace

TEXAS — Funeral services for Audrey Burton (Loftis) Wallace, 78, of Irving, Texas, formerly of Double Springs, were held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Ben F. Brown's Memorial Funeral Home in Irving, Texas, (972) 254-4242. Burial followed in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

Mrs. Wallace passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.

Audrey was born in Double Springs, Tennessee, April 3, 1934, to Otis and Avo Loftis.

She worked for thirty years in the sewing industry, many of those years she was a supervisor at Sunny Isle manufacturing in Dallas, Texas. Audrey retired from the City of Irving Records Department, with seventeen years of service, in 1999. Audrey enjoyed going to church, Sunday dinners with her family, shopping at the mall with her friend Dorothy Chaves, and going out to eat.

Audrey is preceded in death by her parents Otis and Avo Loftis, her husband Exel Wallace, two brothers John Loftis and Jack Loftis, her sister Geraldine Denny and brother-in-law Tim Denny.

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  • w/o Exel L. Wallace; d/o Milton Otis Loftis & Essie Avo (Jernigan) Loftis
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Obie Ellis Simpson
Feb 14, 1904 - Nov 18, 1971

O. E. Simpson

Obie E. Simpson, 67, resident of Overton since 1936, died Thursday in a Tyler hospital. A retired employe of the Shell Oil Co., he was a native of Dublin, Texas, and a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Friday (today) at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James E. McKee officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery. Nephews were pallbearers.

He is survived by his widow of Overton; two daughters, Mrs. D. T. Cameron of Whitehouse, Texas and Mrs. Dean Cagle of Tyler; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Loyd Howell of Kerens and Mrs. Haskell Murphy of Richland.

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Clara Arizona (Simpson) Murphy
Jun 29, 1897 - Nov 6, 1970

Mrs. Murphy Service Set

Mrs. M. L. Murphy, 73, resident of Corsicana 33 years, died Friday at Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Ray and Billy Murphy, both of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Cleo Berry of Kerens; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, O. E. Simpson of Overton; and two sisters, Mrs. Haskell Murphy of Richland and Mrs. Loyd Howell of Kerens.

Pallbearers will be Gabe Budaus, Morris Tawater, James Tawater, Ray Poteet, Leroy Poteet and Troy Morehead.

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Richard Lynn "Ricky" Thomas
Nov 27, 1959 - Apr 20, 2019

Richard Lynn Thomas, 59, of Frost, TX was born November 27, 1959 in Dallas, TX. He suffered a debilitating stroke April 15, 2019 and passed away peacefully April 20, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Ricky had vast experience in mechanic and construction work. He traveled parts of the country doing construction work on schools, churches and hospitals. Ricky was always there to help anyone that needed it and was a "jack of all trades" kind of guy that just seemed to know how to do anything with his hands. Being an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, he would root for them every time they played. He enjoyed listening to rock-n-roll and country music. Ricky had an infectious laugh and was quite comical. Ricky lived life the way he wanted, had such a huge heart and will be loved and missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Jack & Marge Thomas; brothers: Jack, Jr., Fred & Tommy.
Survived by aunt: Nancy Thomas; twin sister: Susie Thomas; nephews: Kevin Scott & wife Hollie and Michael Thomas; great nieces: Karlie & Keri; great nephews: Jack & Braden and special dear friend: Debra Hahn.
Visitation is set for Thursday - April 25, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. - 12:NOON at the Funeral Home. Graveside Services and interment will follow at 2:00 P.M. (on the same day) in Little Bethel Memorial Park, 1803 S. Cedar Hill Rd., Duncanville, TX 75137.
Those honored to be serving as pallbearers are Kevin Scott, Michael Thomas, Ryan Hahn, Blaise Gonzales, Kenny Meazell and Garland Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials or donations be made in Ricky's name to the American Stroke Foundation
www.americanstroke.org

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Albert Antonio Spriggins
Apr 20, 1925 - Jan 7, 1951

Dawson Negro Is Fatally Beaten

A 25-year-old negro was fatally beaten with a brick on the streets of downtown Dawson about 9 p.m. Saturday, Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse reported Monday.

The victim, Albert Spriggins, died in a Waco hospital, where he was taken by Deputy Sheriff Jack Garner.

Felder Lewis, 39, negro, was charged with murder and committed to the county jail in lieu of $1500 bond, set by Justice of the Peace J. P. Davis at Dawson, Sheriff Pevehouse said.

Pevehouse said the altercation took place in front of Hamilton’s store in Dawson. Deputy Garner arrested Lewis shortly afterwards.

Spriggins’ body was taken to Calhoun’s Funeral home in Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan. 8, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Burial Dawson, Tx. per death certificate; h/o Katie Beatrice (Williams) Spriggins; s/o Johnnie Spriggins & Arabella (Cherry) Spriggins

Anderson Moller Paul
Mar 20, 1913 - Mar 18, 1970

A. M. Paul Dies in Kerens

KERENS (Spl.)—Funeral services for A. M. (Buster) Paul, 56, who died suddenly at his home in Kerens Wednesday afternoon, will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Stovall officiating. Interment will be in Long Prairie cemetery.

Paul, a lifelong resident of Kerens, was a farmer and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife of Kerens; a son Charles Paul of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Lue Combs of the Philippine Islands, and Mrs. Stella L. Sanders of Virginia; three brothers, Jim Paul of Garland, Jack Paul of Wortham, and Ray Paul of Kerens; and three grandchildren.

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Paul Services

Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for A. M. (Buster) Paul, who died Wednesday at his home in Kerens. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Ralph Stovall, with interment in Long Prairie Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of Kerens; a son Charles Paul of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Lue Combs of the Philippine Islands, and Mrs. Stella L. Sanders of Virginia; three brothers, Jim Paul of Garland, Jack Paul of Wortham, and Ray Paul of Kerens; and three grandchildren.

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Mildred (Sawyer) Paul
Mar 12, 1924 - Oct 1, 1977

Mrs. Paul

WORTHAM - Services are pending at Walker Funeral Home here for Mrs. Mildred Paul, 53, long-time resident of Wortham, who died Saturday night in Wortham Hospital.

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Mrs. Paul

WORTHAM – Services were to be at 4 p.m. Monday at Walker Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mildred Paul, 53, resident of Wortham, who died Saturday night at a local hospital.

The Rev. Leon Williams will officiate, with burial following at Round Prairie Cemetery near Kerens.

She was born in Butler and was a lifelong resident of the Wortham area, a nurses aide, and a member of the First Baptist church of Wortham.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jackie Stanley of Chetopa, Kans. And Mrs. Mary Stahley of Pasadena, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Rogers of Wortham and Mrs. Rosie Lee Folis of Corsicana; two brothers, Carlie Sawyer of Henderson and Clyde Sawyer of Kerens, four grandchildren and an uncle, Noel Sawyer of Wortham.

Pallbearers are John Albert Rogers, Roger Craig, John Henderson, Claud Jenkins, Carl Kleinschmidt, and Wendell Jackson.

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Susie (Harris) Paul
Jan 3, 1904 - Apr 2, 1951

Mrs. Susie Paul Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Susie Paul, 47, long-time resident of the Rural Shades community, died in a Tyler hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rural Shade Baptist Church, with Rev. George Conn officiating. Burial will be in the Long Prairie Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband Rowe Paul, Rural Shade; a daughter, Willie Lee Paul, Rural Shade; two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Bruner, Kerens, and Mrs. Robert Howell, Mineral Wells; five brothers, Ross Harris, Troup; J. D. Harris, Italy; David R., Raymond Earl, and Ballard Harris, all of Mineral Wells; stepmother, Mrs. D. B. Harris of Mineral Wells, and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home of Kerens will direct.

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Agnes Inez (Andrews) Boyd
Mar 20, 1905 - Nov 20, 1948

WRECK VICTIM’S FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON THURSDAY

KERENS, Nov. 26.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the First Baptist church of Kerens for Mrs. Homer Boyd of Trinidad, age 43, who was instantly killed in an automobile wreck Saturday night about two miles east of Kerens on Highway 31.

Funeral arrangements were delayed until the arrival of a son, Roy Thomas, U. S. Army, who is stationed at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

The Rev. John Boyd of Bazette conducted the rites and burial was in the
Long Prairie cemetery, with Stockton Funeral Home in charge.

Surviving are her husband, who was also injured in the wreck; one son, Roy Thomas, Hawaii; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Ingram of Tool and Mrs. Calvin Franklin of Kerens; one brother, Clyde Andrews of Kerens, and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Moseley of Kerens, and two grandchildren.

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Homer Bonner Boyd
May 13, 1906 - Nov 25, 1958

Friday Rites For Homer Boyd

KERENS, Nov. 27 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Homer Boyd, 62, dragline operator, who died at his home in Trinidad Tuesday, will be held from the Presbyterian church here Friday at 10 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Harwell Norris, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the
Long Prairie cemetery.

Boyd died Tuesday at 11 a.m. of a heart attack. He was a native of Bowie, Texas, and had resided at Trinidad for 22 years.

Surviving are a son, Roy Boyd, Sacramento, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Ingram, Toole, and Mrs. Calvin Franklin, Lorenzo; a sister, Mrs. G. W. Ratliff, Sacramento, Calif.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Robert McGuthy, Lubbock, and Mrs. Sammie Elam, Del Plaza Heights, Calif.; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 27, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Agnes Inez (Andrews) Boyd married Sep 7, 1923; s/o Samuel Lee Boyd & UNKNOWN Petty per death certificate

Noma Faye Phillips
Feb 26, 1923 - Feb 4, 1948

Funeral Held At Kerens Thursday For Miss Phillips

KERENS, Feb. 6.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the Baptist church of Rural Shade Thursday afternoon for Miss Noma Faye Phillips, 24, with Rev. T. R. Vaughn of Trinidad conducting the rites at 2 p.m.

Miss Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips, was born and reared in Rural Shade. The family formerly resided in Lamesa, Texas. The Phillips moved back to Rural Shade in January. Death came at 3:15 Wednesday afternoon. Noma Faye attended the Rural Shade school and was a member of the local Baptist church.

Survivors are her parents, three brothers, William Phillips of Kilgore; Ware P. Phillips, Longview; Waymon Phillips of Seminole, Tex.; her grandmother, Mrs. W. C. Lane of Lamesa, and four nephews, Ronnie and Donnie Phillips of Kilgore; Lowell and James Phillips of Longview.

Burial was in the
Long Prairie cemetery with Cliff Curington, Earl Henderson, Joe Bruner, William Thomas Phillips, Lloyd Quinn, Dick Holloman, Raymond Earl Harris and James Quinn serving as pall bearers.

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Nellie Edith (Lane) Phillips
Mar 8, 1891 - Nov 22, 1974

Mrs. Phillips

KERENS—Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Paschal Funeral Home for Mrs. John W. Phillips, 83, resident of Kerens, who died Friday in Longview.

Rev. Don Schultz, officiated, and burial was at
Long Prairie cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, William Phillips of Jefferson, Ware Phillips of White Oak, and Waymon Phillips of Big Springs; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Annie Pounds, of New Mexico, Mrs. Lee Burger of Fort Worth, and Mrs. George Phillips of Big Springs; two brothers, John Lane of Qunarah, Tex. and Frank Lane of Colorado, Tex.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Nov 24, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John William Phillips; d/o William Courtney Lane & Clara Frances (Latham) Lane buried in Dallas County Cemetery, Lamesa, Tx.

James William Phillips
Jan 17, 1894 - Jul 15, 1963

John Phillips Rites Tuesday

KERENS, Jul. 16 (Spl.)—Funeral services for John W. Phillips, 69, retired Rural Shade merchant and life-long resident of that community, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Rural Shade Baptist church. Burial was in the
Long Prairie cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. George Conn, former pastor of the church of which he was a member.

Phillips died of a heart attack at his home Monday morning.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Phillips, Rural Shade; three sons, Ware Phillips, Longview; Waymon and William Phillips, both of Big Spring; a sister, Mrs. J. R. Phillips, Dallas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Melvin Wayne Paul
Jan 13, 1931 - May 14, 1948

SATURDAY FUNERAL IS PLANNED FOR MELVIN W. PAUL

Melvin Wayne Paul, 17, of Rural Shade, son of Mrs. W. M. Paul died in the P. and S. Hospital early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held at the Stockton Funeral Home in Kerens on Saturday afternoon with Rev. T. R. Vaughn of Trinidad officiating. Interment will be in the
Long Prairie cemetery.

Surviving are his mother; three brothers, A. M. Paul, J. M. Paul and Henry Jack Paul, all of Kerens; one half brother, Rowe Paul, Kerens; two sisters, Grace Paul of Kerens and Mrs. Mary Jane Honea of Kerens; and one half sister, Mrs. W. L. Montgomery of Fort Worth.

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Alice Etta (Quinn) Stevens
Jun 22, 1869 - Apr 23, 1948

MRS. W. H. STEVENS FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

KERENS, April 24.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Stevens, 78, who died at her home here at 10:30 p.m. Friday, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the
Long Prairie Cemetery.

Dr. Elmer Page, pastor of the church will conduct the services. Mrs. Stevens had been a member of the Baptist church for many years and was a pioneer resident of Kerens.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. John Floyd and Mrs. A. J. Inmon, both of Kerens; Mrs. Raymond Floyd, Houston; Mrs. Frank Lane, Midland, 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will act as pall bearers.

Stockton Funeral Home is directing.

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Belle (Simpson) Howell
Apr 14, 1903 - Mar 10, 1972

Mrs. Howell

Funeral services for Mrs. Bell Howell, 68, of Kerens will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Kerens. She died Friday in Tyler. She was a life long resident of Kerens. Bro Charles Pringle and Bro E. E. Sipes will officiate. Interment will be in
Long Prairie Cemetery in Kerens.

Paschal Funeral Home will officiate.

She is survived by her husband Lloyd Howell of Kerens; a son, Roderick Howell of Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Christine Voyce of Santa Maria, Calif., Mrs. Johnnie Lloyd of Tyler, and Mrs. Juanita Lieb of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Una Murphy, of Richland; 18 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Alice Lenore (Smith) Townley
Jan 25, 1907 - Sep 18, 1976

Mrs. Townley

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. J. E. Alice Townley, 69, who died Saturday.

The Revs. Maurice McElroy and Jim Bob Farmer will officiate. Burial will be in
Long Prairie Cemetery.

Survivors include five sons, James Townley, Charles Townley and Warren Townley, all of Corsicana, M. D. Townley of Fort Worth and John M. Townley of Kingsville; four daughters, Mrs. Allen Brim, Sweetwater, Mrs. R. R. Caswell, Houston, Mrs. Delbert Stutts, Athens, and Miss Linda Townley, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Jackson, Corsicana, and one brothers, Craube Smith, Arizona.

Pallbearers will be Danny Richards, Odis Sikes, Jr., Ernest Sikes, Randle Cottongame, David Huffstetler and Mike Bailey.

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James Edward "Edd" Townley
Jul 6, 1901 - Nov 21, 1964

J. E. Townley Rites Sunday

James Edward Townley, 63, retired city employe, 1510 South Seventeenth street, Corsicana, died in Navarro clinic Friday night.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist church with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery  [
Long Prairie Cemetery].

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of Fellowship Baptist church, assisted by Rev. George Conn, Kerens Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, James, Warren and Charles Townley, all of Corsicana; John Townley, Kingsville, and M. D. Townley Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Alline Brim, Sweetwater; Mrs. Mary Stutts, Athens; Mrs. Hazel Caswell, Houston, and Linda Townley, Corsicana; 13 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Willie DeHart and Mrs. Irene Williams, both of Houston; three brothers, Lawrence, Jeff and Dick Townley, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. D. Hamilton, John Seay, Edward Ward, Ezra Whitley, Norman Smith and Leroy Barton.

Corley directs.

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Services Sunday J. E. Townley

Services for James Edward Townley, 63, retired city employe, 1510 South Seventeenth street, who died in the Navarro clinic Friday night were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. George Conn, Kerens Baptist minister. Burial was in the Long Prairie Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, James, Warren and Charles Townley, all of Corsicana; John Townley, Kingsville, and M. D. Townley Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Alline Brim, Sweetwater; Mrs. Mary Stutts, Athens; Mrs. Hazel Caswell, Houston, and Linda Townley, Corsicana; 13 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Willie DeHart and Mrs. Irene Williams, both of Houston; three brothers, Lawrence, Jeff and Dick Townley, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. D. Hamilton, John Seay, Edward Ward, Ezra Whitley, Norman Smith and Leroy Barton.

Corley directed.

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Rachel Jane (Shue) Barber-Gomez
Dec 3, 1900 - Dec 1, 1948

MRS. RACHEL GOMEZ FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT KERENS

KERENS, Dec. 2.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Rachael Jane Gomez, 47, who died at her home here Wednesday afternoon after a long illness, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Pentecostal church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Bro. Medley, Hubbard, conducted the services.

She is survived by her husband, John Gomez, Kerens; six sons, Willie Barber, Fountain Barber, Raymond Barber, Buford Barber, Franklin Gomez and Anthony Gomez, all of Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Perl Keel, Mrs. Grace Morris and Miss Eunice Jane Gomez, all of Kerens; two brothers, Charlie Shue, Sundown; Jim Shue, Malakoff; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Collins, Corsicana; Mrs. Eula Bailey, Dallas; and 13 grandchildren.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 2, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Fountain Edgar Barber 2nd husband John Gomez; d/o John Martin Shue & Elizabeth Frances (Averitt) Shue

Charles Hugh Hungerford
Nov 4, 1871 - Jul 14, 1948

C. H. HUNGERFORD FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY 10 A.M.

KERENS, June 15.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Charles H. Hungerford, long-time resident of Kerens who died Monday, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Stockton Funeral Home with Rev. Mr. Harding, pastor of the Church of Christ here, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Claude Guild of Corsicana.

Hungerford had lived in Navarro county for the last 25 years. He died at the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana after a long illness. Burial was at Oak Grove cemetery with the Stockton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jun. 16, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Adaline Elizabeth “Ada” (Crews) Hungerford; s/o Cullen Milton Hungerford & Martha A. (Tatum) Hungerford

Leroy Francis Strange
Nov 25, 1911 - May 21, 1948

KERENS RITES ARE PLANNED SATURDAY FOR LEROY STRANGE

Leroy Strange, aged 35 years, life-long resident of Kerens, died at the family home Friday morning at 2 o’clock following an extended illness.

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Kerens with interment in the Oak Grove cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Elmer Page, pastor of the church.

Strange was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Strange, Kerens; two brothers, Alton Strange, Dallas and Lonnie Strange, Sherman; two sisters, Mrs. Verna Belton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Charles Dixon, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Johny Ragland, Byron Scarborough, Lavere Tramell, Joe Baker, Homer Carroll, Jr., and Pete Hawkins.

Stockton Funeral Home is directing.

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Andrew Benton Tarkington
Apr 17, 1875 - Apr 4, 1953

A. B. Tarkington Dies At Kerens

KERENS, April 8.—(Spl.)—A. B. Tarkington, 77, died at his home here Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Bazette Baptist church. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist church here, and Rev. E. B. Lancaster, pastor of the Bazette Baptist church.

Prior to moving to Kerens several years ago, he resided in the Bazette community.

Surviving are his wife, Kerens; three sons, L. C. Tarkington, Kerens; L. E. Tarkington, Malakoff, and Tom Tarkington, Commerce, five daughters, Mrs. E. Crutchfield and Miss Hazel Tarkington, both of Lampasas; Mrs. S. P. Ferguson, Kerens; Mrs. W. P. Hopkins, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Steve Vernon; a brother, J. P. Tarkington, Toole; 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. E. Albritton, Allen Albritton, John Tagland, W. C. Wasson, Guy Lancaster and Lewis Vernon.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Elva Ann (Camp) Tarkington
Sep 12, 1883 - Nov 13, 1964

Mrs. Tarkington Rites Monday

KERENS, Nov. 14, (Spl.) –Monday funeral rites will be held here for Mrs. A. B. (Elva) Tarkington of Kerens who died in a Fort Smith, Arkansas, hospital Friday after a long illness.

Other arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. Tarkington was a native of Navarro county, and a former resident of the Bazette community.

Surviving are three sons, I. C. Tarkington, Bazette; Earl Tarkington, Kerens; and Tom Tarkington, Irving; five daughters, Mrs. Eugene Crutchfield, Fort Smith; Miss Hazel Tarkington, Fort Smith; Mrs. Preston Ferguson, Malakoff; Mrs. Preston Hopkins, Fort Worth; and Mrs. Steve Vernon, Texas City; 25 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Paschal Funeral Home is directing.

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Kenneth Allen Tarkington
B&D Jul 16, 1951

Rites For Kemp Infant Tuesday

Funeral services for Kenneth A. Tarkington, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Tarkington, Route 3, Kemp, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Prairie Point cemetery. The infant died at the P. and S. Hospital early Monday.

Surviving are the parents, three sisters, two brothers, all of Route 3 Kemp, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Tarkington, Kerens, and Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Sullivan, Malakoff.

Corley directed.

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Ruby Lee (Sullivan) Tarkington
Jan 23, 1909 - Dec 10, 1969

Mrs. Tarkington Rites Friday

Mrs. Ruby Tarkington , 60, a long time resident of Kerens and a resident of Tyler for the past year died Wednesday in the Medical Center Hospital in Tyler.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Bazette Baptist Church. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Pat Cummings of Tyler, with interment in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Bessie Sullivan of Corsicana; three sons, Troy Tarkington of Tyler, Thomas E. Tarkington of Athens, and Ross Tarkington of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Reid of Kaufman and Miss Juanita Tarkington of Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Elva Tarkington of Kerens and Mrs. Nora Bell Gragg of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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John Chris Raymer
Aug 25, 1876 - Oct 18. 1948

JOHN C. RAYMER DIES ON MONDAY; RITES WEDNESDAY

KERENS, Oct. 19—(Spl)—John C. Raymer, aged 72 years, long-time resident of Bazette and Kerens, died Monday afternoon in Ft. Worth. He was a retired farmer.

Funeral services will be held from Stockton Funeral Chapel here Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Carroll Thompson, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Gus M., J. H. and D. V. Raymer, all of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Langley and Mrs. Mattie Mulcany, both of Kingsbury, and a grandchild.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 19, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mattie Lou (Chewning) Raymer (Mattie’s father is Marion Dallas Chewning buried in Oakwood cemetery); s/o John Roemer/Raymer and Anna Elizabeth (Schmidt) Raymer (father’s name was originally Roemer later changed to Raymer) (Find a grave hs john Chris buried in Kerens cemetery-death certificate says buried Kerens, Tx. but obit says Prairie Point)

Jessie B. Kirk
Jul 31, 1902 - Mar 1, 1948

SERVICES TUESDAY FOR JESSIE KIRK; DIED EARLY MONDAY

Funeral services for Jessie Kirk, age 44, who died at the family home, Route 5, Corsicana, early Monday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana, a son, Grover Kirk, Albion, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Gentry, Odessa, and Miss Alice Louise Kirk, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kirk, Kerens; eight brothers, Bomar and Ray Kirk, both of Gravesville, Ill., Bernice Kirk, Kerens; Charles, Louis, Lillard and Lloyd Kirk, all of Corsicana, and George Kirk, New York; four sisters, Mrs. Ola Patterson, Corsicana; Mrs. Dorothy V. Hamilton, Louisville, Ind.; Mrs. Will Ford, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Alma Havner, Sacramento, Calif.; a granddaughter, Betty Jo Kirk, Albion, Ill.; a grandson, M. L. Gentry, Odessa, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JESSIE KIRK PLANNED TUESDAY

Jesse Kirk, aged 44 years, native of Bazette, died at his home on Route 1 at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Kirk served with the armed forces in the South Pacific during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Kirk, Route 5, Corsicana; a son, Grover Kirk, Albion, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Gentry, Odessa, and Alice Louise Kirk, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kirk, Kerens; eight brothers, Bomar and Ray Kirk, both of Grapeville, Ill.; Bernice Kirk, Kerens; Charles, Louis, Lillard and Loyd Kirk, all of Corsicana, and George Kirk, New York; four sisters, Mrs. Ola Patterson, Corsicana; Mrs. Dorothy V. Hamilton, Louisville, Ind.; Mrs. Will Ford, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Alma Havner, Sacramento, Calif.; a granddaughter, Betty Jo Kirk, Alblon, Ill.; a grandson, M. L. Gentry, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 1, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWII Veteran
  • h/o Jewell Bertha (Reeves) Kirk; s/o Charles Emerson “Charlie” Kirk, Sr. & Mollie (Selmon) Kirk

Fannie May (Gilkey) Tarkington
Apr 6, 1896 - Apr 15, 1957

Mrs. Tarkington Dies Thursday

Mrs. Fannie May Tarkington, 57, Route 3, Kemp, died Thursday morning,

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon.

Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. P. Tarkington, and two sons, J. H. and C. L. Tarkington, all of Toole; two daughters, Mrs. Verture Hartman, Lubbock, and Mrs. Jenell Prewitt, Dallas; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Alfred Gilkey, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr. 16, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James K. Polk Tarkington, Jr; d/o Henry B. Gilkey & Nancy A. “Nannie” (Dunning) Gilkey buried in Kerens cemetery

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Mrs. Tarkington Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie May Tarkington, 57, who died Thursday morning, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Bazette Baptist church. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. D. Lancaster, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, J. P. Tarkington, and two sons, J. H. and C. L. Tarkington, all of Toole; two daughters, Mrs. Verture Hartman, Lubbock, and Mrs. Jenell Prewitt, Dallas; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Alfred Gilkey, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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James K. Polk Tarkington, Jr.
Nov 29, 1876 - Apr 26, 1959

J. P. Tarkington Rites Monday

J. P. Tarkington, 83, retired rancher-farmer of Toole, died in a Dallas clinic Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Bazette Baptist church with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by rev. Loyd Stewart.

Surviving are two sons, J. H. Tarkington, Toole and C. L. Tarkington, Andrews; two daughters, Mrs. Vertrue Hartman, Lubbock, and Mrs. J. A. Pruitt, Dallas; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Travis Tarkington, Douglas Tarkington. Stephen Tarkington, Chester Lee Hartman, Leland Vernon, Pat Smith and Willard Claten Wood.

Corley directed.

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Sarah Catherine (Underwood) Glasgow
Aug 17, 1872 – Aug 24, 1948

MRS. SARAH GLASCOW OF PURDON DIES; RITES WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Sarah Glascow, aged 77 years of Purdon, died at the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Bazette Baptist church on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Boyd, pastor of the Bazette church. She was a native of Tennessee, but was a long-time resident of Navarro county.

Surviving are seven sons, Sam Glascow, Bazette; Martin and John Glascow, both of Purdon; Oney Glascow, Dallas; Willie Glascow, Athens; Jim Glascow, Corsicana and Mose Glascow, Temple, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Katie Niles, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Pearl Ray, Corsicana; 59 grandchildren and 83 great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Zela Kimbrough
Apr 14, 1881 - Apr 16, 1948

Zela Kimbrough Funeral Saturday

KERENS, April 19.—(Spl.)—The Rev. Raymond Burton, pastor of the First Methodist church conducted the funeral service for Miss Zela Kimbrough Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Stockton Funeral Parlor.

Miss Kimbrough, age 67, died at the home of her nephew, Freddie Banks, Friday.

She was left an orphan early in childhood and for more than 50 years made her home with the family of the late John Banks.

She was a member of the Methodist church for many years.

A number of nieces and nephews survive. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

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