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Robert Clifton Jackson, Sr.
Dec 8, 1893 - Jul 17, 1964

Robt. C. Jackson Dies In Clinic Friday Morning

Robert C. Jackson, Sr., 70, of Cryer Creek, father of City Judge Robert C. Jackson, Jr., died in the Navarro Clinic Friday morning. Judge Jackson was advised of his father’s death while holding court.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from Corley chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Jackson had resided at Cryer Creek for the past 20 years.

Surviving are his wife of Cryer Creek; two daughters, Mrs. Marilynn Schomerus, Mesquite and Mrs. Carolynn Dutton, Lake Wood, Calif.; a son Judge Jackson; five grandchildren; three brothers, Thomas Noel Jackson, Tyler; Johnny Carl Jackson, Odessa, and J. G. Jackson, Lufkin; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Jeffers and Mrs. Mae Alice Robinson, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 17, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie Lee (Farish) Jackson married Nov 20, 1918; s/o William H. “Will” Jackson & Nora Ann (Holloway) Jackson

Carolyn (Jackson) Dutton
Jul 29, 1929 - Sep 26, 1970

Mrs. Dutton Service Today

Mrs. Robert P. Dutton, Sr. died Saturday in Dallas at the age of 41. She was a resident of Mesquite and a member of the Whiterock Baptist Church there.

Services will be held here Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home and interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. She was a native of Corsicana. Officiating will be the Rev. Gerald Williamson.

Surviving are her husband, Robert P. Dutton of Mesquite; two daughters, Mrs. Travis Shreves of Mesquite and Mrs. Parker Stafford of Dallas; one son, Robert P. Dutton Jr. of Mesquite; her mother, Mrs. Robert C. Jackson, Sr. of Corsicana; a brother, Robert C. Jackson of Barry; and a sister, Mrs. Marilyn Schomerus of Mesquite; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Buford Farish, Jack Farish, Ronald Lynch, T. D. Watkins, Mike Schomerus, Travis Shreves.

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Leslie Ray Turner
Oct 29, 1923 - Dec 17, 1944

Pvt. Leslie Turner Missing In Action Luxembourg Battle

Pvt. Leslie Ray Turner, 21, U. S. Army tank driver and mechanic with the First Army, has been missing in action in Luxembourg since Dec. 16, 1944, according to a war department message received Wednesday by his mother, Mrs. V. W. Turner, 734 West Third Avenue.

Pvt. Turner was a shipfitter in a shipyard in Houston prior to entering the armed forces Feb. 18, 1943. He went overseas in July 1944, and fought in Belgium, Aschen, Germany, and other points for three months, and was transferred to Luxembourg, shortly before the breakthrough the Allied lines by the Germans in December, it was stated.

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PVT. LESLIE TURNER KILLED IN ACTION EUROPEAN THEATRE

Pvt. Leslie Ray Turner, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Turner, 419 West Sixth avenue, died as the results of wounds received in action in the European Theatre of Operations, according to information received from the war department.

First reported missing in action in Luxembourg December 17, 1945, Turner was a tank-driver-mechanic with the U. S. First Army. Prior to entering the service Feb. 18, 1943, he was employed as a ship-fitter.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE CHURCH OF CHRIST SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Memorial services were conducted yesterday afternoon at the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ for members of the congregation who were killed in action during the war. The two men thus honored were Capt. Lewis G. Compton and T-4 Glynn A. Massey. Capt. Compton was killed when a plane which he was a passenger crashed into a mountain on Leyte in the Philippines islands, March 15, 1945. Massey was killed January 21, 1945 when a truck in which he was riding struck a German mine in the small town of Grices, Alcase in Eastern France. Two other men were also remembered in the services. They were sons of members of the Fifth Avenue Church—Jack Spence, son of Mrs. Janice Spence and Leslie Ray Turner, son of Mrs. V. W. Turner. Turner was killed in France in December, 1944, and Spence was killed in January, 1945.

Frank J. Dunn, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church, conducted the services and spoke briefly. Special music was provided by an acapella chorus. Mr. Dunn stated that even victory has its tragedies and they are even more real when brought home to us. Our victory would have been a tragedy indeed, if it were not for the good to all humanity which has been purchased with the life, strength, time and effort of all who stood between their native land and the aggressor, he said. It is our first occupation to honor our glorious dead, and second to finish the work they began. We must rebuild the world upon the principles of freedom, justice, tolerance and lasting peace for all mankind, but they shall not have died in vain.

All immediate members of the families of the two men were present for the service, Capt. Compton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Ray Compton, and small daughter, Linda; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Compton, of Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. R. H. Toler and Mrs. Earl Christian of Houston, and Mrs. Marshall Harvey of Lubbock. Massey is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Massey of Corsicana; three brothers, Gene and Don of Corsicana, and Collin of Hearne; and one sister, Mrs. Robert Perkins, Sulphur Springs.

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Veno W. Turner
Nov 29, 1900 - Feb 27, 1961

Veno W. Turner Dies Monday

Veno W. Turner, 60, contractor, 1321 North Beaton street, died in Memorial hospital Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Reginald Beaver, North Beaton Church of Christ minister.

Turner had resided in Corsicana 29 years, moving here from Coolidge. He was a native of Waverly, Tenn., but came to Coolidge as a small child.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mina Vee Williams, Dallas, and Mrs. Bobradine Clark, Arlington; a son, James G. Turner, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Bernice Todd, Clute; Mrs. Mary Esther Gibson and Mrs. Sudie Allen, both of Coolidge and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 27, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mina Teada (Bogle) Turner; s/o James Harvel Dalton Turner & Lula Pearl (Adams) Turner

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Veno W. Turner Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Veno W. Turner, 60, contractor, who died early Monday in Memorial hospital, were held Tuesday at 10 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Reginald Beaver, North Beaton Church of Christ minister. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

A native of Waverly, Tenn., Turner came to Coolidge as a small child and resided there until moving to Corsicana, 29, years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mina Vee Williams, Dallas, and Mrs. Bobradine Clark, Arlington; a son, James G. Turner, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Bernice Todd, Clute; Mrs. Mary Esther Gibson and Mrs. Sudie Allen, both of Coolidge and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. E. Ross, E. C. Flanagan, William Honea, Pete Harville, Jack Pillans, Jack Holloway.

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James Rufus Stewart 
Nov 16, 1882 - Jul 18, 1947

SUNDAY RITES FOR JAMES R. STEWART; BURIAL AT PURSLEY

Funeral rites for James R. Stewart, aged 63 years, filling station operator, who died at his home, 417 West Second Avenue, Friday night were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Interment was at Pursley. The services were conducted by Claud Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

A native of South Carolina, Stewart resided at Pursley a number of years before he moved to Corsicana about 30 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Ferma C. Stewart, Corsicana, and Maco G. Stewart, head football coach at Longview High School; a daughter, Miss Winona Stewart, Corsicana; a brother, T. E. Stewart, Streetman; several sisters, Mrs. W. W. Bankhead, Mrs. B. B. Granger, Mrs. W. D. Roberts and Mrs. G. C. Chambers, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Minnie Higgins, Pursley; Mrs. Annie Adams, Round Rock, and Mrs. Susie Reed, Dallas; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O. T. Nutt, Lee Mahoney, W. D. Roberts, Grover Chambers, W. Y. Bankhead, Roy Ivey, B. B. Granger and J. H. Trone.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 21, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Ward Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Etna (Nutt) Stewart; s/o Franklin Reid “Frank” Stewart & Isabelle “Belle” (Henson) Stewart buried in New Pursley cemetery

Mary Ellen (Hardin) Christian
Jul 27, 1877 - May 6, 1948

MRS. M. CHRISTIAN FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY 3 P.M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Christian. 70, who died at the P. and S. Hospital May 6, were held from the Corley Funeral chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in
Ward Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude A. Guild, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband, William Christian, Fountain, Colo.; a daughter, Ruth Laven, Pearidge, Ark.; a son, Ernest F. Christian, U. S. navy; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers, John Hardin, Corsicana; M. L. Hardin, Purdon; Roger Hardin, Brownwood, and Ephriam Hardin, Fresno, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Nannie Franklin, Mrs. Ella Stephens and Mrs. Lola Valentine, all of Bentonville, Ark.; Mrs. Eva Henson, Pearidge, Ark., and Mrs. Lucy Beard, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. H. Hardin, R. L. Hardin, A. B. Hardin, M. A. Murray, J. C. Flynn and Neal Stevens.

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Grover O’Dale “Dale” Nutt
May 4, 1926 - Feb. 1, 1948

Former Resident Fatally Injured When Hit By Car

Grover O. (Dale) Nutt, 21, ex-soldier, 725 Pecan street, Waco, native of Corsicana, died Sunday in Waco of injuries received Thursday night when struck by a hit-run auto at Nineteenth street and Marshall avenue, Waco. He failed to regain consciousness after the accident.

Nutt was struck as he and a friend attempted to adjust a sled they had been pulling behind their car. Police arrested two women within 30 minutes but later released them.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Methodist church in Dawson. Burial was in the
Ward cemetery. Rev. D. F. Draper conducted the services.

The victim was reared in and around Corsicana and attended the Corsicana schools. A member of the army two and one-half years, he spent 14 months in Japan.

Nutt went to Waco last July. He was employed by the Central Freight Lines and later by Berry Bros. appliance firm.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Bertha Nutt, Waco; three brothers, Charley, Marvin and Nelson Nutt, all of Waco; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Norris, Mrs. Lillie Moreland, Mrs. Pauline Bridges, and Miss Lorene Nutt, all of Waco, and Mrs. Minnie Morris, Jester and other relatives.

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Marilyn Neel
Nov 6, 1940 - Mar 7, 1948

7-Year Old Girl Fatally Injured As Hit By Car

Marilyn Neal, seven-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Neal of Irene, Hill county, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the P. and S. Hospital late Sunday afternoon after being struck by an automobile near her home while riding a bicycle. The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The father and a neighbor rushed the critically hurt child to Frost physicians were unavailable, attention, he stated here. When Frost physicians were unavailable she was placed in a McCormick ambulance and was rushed here.

Neal said the little girl had been down town at Irene and was en route home when an automobile driven by a neighbor,, LaVerne Northern, struck the bicycle. He said the accident was unavoidable.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Ben Wayne Neal, aged six years; and grandmothers, Mrs. Martha F. Neal, and Mrs. Dora Littlejohn, all of Irene.

Funeral arrangements were not known here.

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Sallie Scott
abt 1865 - Nov 17, 1947

Negress Dead Following Blaze Damaging Home

The fire that goes with wintry weather Monday claimed its first Corsicana victim.

She was Sallie Scott, 82-year-old Negro, whose body was taken from a one-room shack shortly before flames enveloped it.

The woman lived in a little house at the rear of one occupied by her son, C. C. Turner, 1505 East Eighth Ave., outside the municipal limits.

Firemen who answered the alarm said the woman had been taken from the house before they arrived. The fire swept the roof an floor of the house. There was a gas heater in the room, firemen said.

The woman was pronounced dead upon arrival at P. and S. Hospital where she was taken in a Griffin ambulance. Later the body was removed to McBay Mortuary for Negroes.

Cause of the fire was undetermined, but was believed to have originated form an overheated stove.

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Condell Curnel Turner
Mar 10, 1896 - Oct 10, 1970

C. C. Turner Rites Tuesday

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel for Condell C. Turner, 74, who died Oct. 11 at Memorial Hospital. W. W. Wilmore, minister of the Church of Christ will officiate and interment will be in
Woodland Cemetery.

A retired barber, Turner had lived in Corsicana for 50 years and had been a resident of the Melhaven Convalescent Home the past several years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willie Mae Turner, of Sacramento, Calif.; a daughter, Orlean; cousins, Charlie Underwood of Palestine and Collie Underwood of Houston; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Georgia Mae Moore of Dallas and Miss Rostell McNeil of Oakland, Calif.; and brothers-in-law, Willie Davis of Dallas, L. C. Davis of Houston and John M. Davis at Oakland, Calif.

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Tom Franklin
Jan 2, 1887 - Jan 15, 1948

Negro Man Found Dead At His Home

Tom Franklin, negro, aged about 90 years, was found dead Thursday morning at his residence, 204 East Sycamore avenue, about 10:45 o’clock by Zeal Body, a neighbor. He had been in ill health for some time and lived alone.

Death from natural causes was the coroner’s verdict returned by Judge A. E. Foster, justice of the peace, following an investigation by county and city officers.

Neighbors said Franklin had relatives in Hempstead and Houston.

Long a familiar figure on Corsicana streets until advancing age caused his retirement, he was employed for many years by W. T. Hill at his garage on North Beaton street.

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Larry Don Casey
Oct 20, 1947 - Nov 3, 1947

LARRY DON CASEY FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Larry Don, 15-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Casey of Kerens, who died Monday night, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Story and Mrs. Casey.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Wednesday Rites Held For Infant

Funeral services for Larry Don, 14-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Casey of Kerens, who died Monday night at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Derward Geddie, Corsicana Baptist Associational minnionary.

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Mary Ann Murphy
B&D May 21, 1947

Rites For Infant Are Planned Friday

Mary Ann Murphy, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Murphy, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Funeral Home chapel with Dan Clark, minister of the West Side Church of Christ conducting the rites. Interment will be in Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Survivors are the parents, two brothers and two sisters.

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Rita Jean (Moore) Hollingsworth
Dec 28, 1929 - Jan 6, 2020

Obituary for Rita Hollingsworth
HOLLINGSWORTH, RITA JEAN, 90, of Blooming Grove, TX died on January 6, 2020 at Twilight Nursing Home. Rita was born on December 28, 1929 to Samuel Gardner Moore, Sr. and Martha Payne Moore in Frost, TX and was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bobby Gene Hollingsworth; son, Paul Gary Hollingsworth; and siblings, Ruben (Jack) Moore, Robert (Mike) Moore, Reba Moore Thompson, Rozene Moore Shadix, Ralph Moore, Samuel Gardner Moore, Jr., and William Ray Moore. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Jeff Jenkins of Blooming Grove, TX; grandchildren, Mandy and John Norwood of Houston, TX, Cody and Bristi Jenkins of Suwanee, GA, and Amy and Jonathan Alvis of Spring, TX; great-grandchildren Aikan, Ainslee, Blaiklee and Cainan Jenkins of Suwanee, GA, Sloane Alvis of Spring, TX and Jack and Eli Norwood of Houston, TX; sister-in-law, Clara Hollingsworth of Midlothian, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rita was a 1947 graduate of Frost High School. She attended Navarro College and was a member of the “Barracks Bunch.” Rita graduated from East Texas State University in 1951 and earned a Master’s degree from Texas Women’s University. She started her 25 years of teaching in Frost and taught in Monahans and Lancaster, TX prior to retiring in 1986. Rita was active in Blooming Grove United Methodist Church and formerly FUMC of Lancaster, TX. She was also an active member of the Young at Heart Club and Historical Society of Blooming Grove.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11 am at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, with Barry Strickland and Kevin Diggs officiating. Interment will be at Dresden Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Blooming Grove United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the Twilight Home and New Century Hospice caregivers and staff for the loving care provided to Rita over the past few years.

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Wilmer Gilmer Bane
July 22, 1934 - Nov. 7, 2019

CW-4 - Ret.  ARMY NAT. GUARD

CW-4 Wilmer Gilmer Bane, retired Army National Guard of Kerens was born on July 22, 1934 in Tyler. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on the evening of Nov. 7, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at The First Baptist Church of Kerens. Pastor Dale Perry of Living for the Brand Cowboy Church will be officiating.

Wilmer is survived by his four children, Jaye Howell and husband Steve Howell of Kerens, Royce Bane and wife Karyn Bane of Athens, Jenni Bane of West Tawakoni and Tim Bane and wife Amie Bane of Athens; grandchildren Fallon Hart, Lindsay Stockland, Aryn Wilkerson, Conor Cassidy, Calli Bane, Sheigh Cassidy, Cooper Bane, Cotton Bane, Ruger Bane; and great grandchildren Fallon Little, Alexa Hart, Dillon Hart, Codi Stockland, KB Craft and Sawyer Wilkerson and his very special friend Wanda "Murlene" Lilly, and his most cherished fur companion Roxy, all of whom he loved very much. He is preceded in death by his father Percy Gilmer Bane and his mother Nobie Lee Bane.
Wilmer graduated High School in 1952. Once he graduated high school, he enlisted and began his 44 year career. He spent the majority of his time working for the Nike Hercules Missile Defense Systems for the DFW area. His career also took him to El Paso serving as a Warrant Officer at the Fire Control Systems. He made several other stops during his career including three tours at the Pentagon. He retired in 1993 at the rank of CWO-W4 (Chief Warrant Officer -W4). He then began his second career building hotels and finally decided at 81 to retire and build a home in Malakoff.

He was an amazing father, grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with dear friends and his family. Wilmer's days were spent helping his kids, working around the house, watching his deer feeder and Roxy was always by his side. He was very hard working, generous and most of all humble.

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James Robert "Jim Bob" Turn
Aug 29, 1937 - Nov 2, 2019

James Robert "Jim Bob" Turn, age 82 of Ardmore, OK, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Jim Bob was born on Aug. 29, 1937 in San Angelo, Tx to parents, James Robert Alonzo Turn and Katheryn Sally Turn. After attending Mertzon High School, he played football at San Angelo State University, then forgone the draft from the Dallas Texans to join the Marines. Entering the Marine Corp in 1956, he was part of the N Company 3rd BN, second infantry at Camp Pendleton, CA. After returning home from the Korean Conflict, Jim Bob's family moved to Corsicana where he began his career in the chemical industry with Wachtel Industries. Jim Bob became the plant manager for Jetco Chemical from 1960-1982, going on to become president of Sooner Chemical Company in Seminol, OK. After leaving Oklahoma in 1982, Jim Bob, his wife, Betty Lou Turn and business partner, Jim Pipkin, started PChem in New Braunfels, TX. They saved enough money to buy CME in Latexo, TX, and changed the name to PChem where Jim Bob was president from 1985 until 2012. Upon his retirement, he moved to Taos, NM with wife, Gini Turn, of 15 years. They both loved to travel abroad visiting family and the many friends they gained together throughout their lives. J. B. settled down in Ardmore, OK, where he enjoyed golf.

In 1976, he won the Las Vegas Amateur Open also played in many golf tournaments at the Corsicana Country Club and Spring Creek Country Club in Crockett, TX. J. B. was a charter member of the "Misfit" Golf Group, apprised of many of his past and present chemical industry friends. He also served on the Houston County Appraisal Board for many years. His other passions included dove hunting, the PChem Christmas parties, playing cards, dominoes, keeping up with Texas A&M and the Rams, was an avid western movie watcher and loved gardening.

Jim Bob is survived by wife, Gini Turn of Ardmore, OK; children, Catherine Golden and husband, Dale of Kemp, TX, Craig Turn and wife, Cheryl of Crockett, TX; step-children, Robert Cousins and wife, Tammy of Austonio, TX, Tosh Murchison of Dallas, TX, Smith Murchison of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Peyton Turn of Bryan College Station, TX, Emmy Golden of Kemp, TX, Max Cousins of Houston, TX, James Robert Cousins of Austonio, TX, Chaiya Murchison of Edinburgh, Scotland, Thane Murchison of Edinburgh, Scotland; great grandchildren, Evelyn Howell of Kemp, TX, Elizabeth Golden of Kemp, TX, many nieces, nephews, cousins and an abundance of friends.
Jim Bob was preceded in death by father, James Robert Alonzo Turn; mother, Katheryn Sally Turn; brother, Henry Lon Turn; brother-in-law, Berry Sessions and his beloved dog of 16 years "Potlicker."

Memorial services for James Robert "Jim Bob" Turn will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at Larry Bruce Gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Ardmore Veterans Center, Alzheimer's Unit Patient Benefit Fund, 1015 South Commerce St, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME

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Robert Winston Faulk
Aug 21, 1921 - Nov 29, 1971
 
R. W. Faulk
 
Robert W. Faulk, 50, a native of Emhouse and a retired Chief Gunner’s Mate in the United States Navy, died Monday in San Diego Calif.  Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery, according to Corley Funeral Home, in charge of local arrangements.
 
A member of El Paso Lodge, A. F. and A. M. he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Robert W. Faulk, of San Diego;  a brother, James Faulk of Ocala, Fla.;  two sisters, Mrs. Winnie Richards of Dallas and Mrs. Mildred Hagan of Magnolia Springs, Ala.
 
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Mary Elizabeth Lowry
B&D Oct 16, 1948
 
Rites For Infant Held Saturday
 
Mary Elizabeth Lowry, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Lowry of Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning.
 
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery.  Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge conducted the graveside rites.
 
Surviving are the parents;  and grandparents, Mrs. R. O. Lowry of Waco and Mrs. T. V. McIntosh of Corsicana.
 
Corley Funeral Home directed.
 
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Frank R. Wimberly
Jan 26, 1881 - Jan 16, 1948

SATURDAY RITES ARE PLANNED FOR FRANK WIMBERLY

Frank Wimberly, aged 66 years, life-long resident of Corsicana died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Clara Jenkins, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. D. Fall, Mexia; two brothers, Fred Wimberly, Tyler and Clyde Wimberly, Meridian, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jan Taylor, J. M. Tullos, George Campbell, Pat Barton, M. M. Wright and John C. Hughes.

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FRANK WIMBERLY RITES SATURDAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Frank Wimberly, aged 66 years, life-long Corsicana resident, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Clara Jenkins, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. D. Fall, Mexia; two brothers, Fred Wimberly, Tyler and Clyde Wimberly, Meridian, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. M. Tullos, George Campbell, Pat Barton, John C. Hughes, Carvel Neal Jenkins and Herbert Wimberly.

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William Hardie Butler, Jr.
Jul 28, 1943 - Jul 1, 1948

Wm. H. Butler, Jr. Is Buried Friday

Funeral services for Wm. H. Butler, Jr., 4-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Butler, 420 South Thirty-First street, who died in Children’s Hospital, Dallas, Thursday morning, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Lois Bryant, El Paso, and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Butler, Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers were C. A. Rogers, Jimmy Patterson, Doyl Phillips and Ralph Evans.

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John Henry Hensley
Apr 14, 1869 - Jul 14, 1948

JOHN H. HENSLEY DIES WEDNESDAY

John H. Hensley, aged 79 years native Texan, died at 308 West Seventh avenue Wednesday night.

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

Hensley was born in Limestone county and had lived here for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Robert Lee Hensley, Dallas, and Dewey Hensley, Groveton; two daughters, Mrs. W. K. Ewing, Sweetwater, and Mrs. Birdie Tackett, Corsicana; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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JOHN H. HENSLEY FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for John H. Hensley, aged 79 years, who died at 308 West Seventh Avenue Wednesday night, were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Joe B. Williams.

Native of Limestone county, Hensley had resided here for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Robert Lee Hensley, Dallas, and Dewey Hensley, Groveton; two daughters, Mrs. W. K. Ewing, Sweetwater, and Mrs. Birdie Tackett, Corsicana; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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John Willard “Johnny” Hensley
Sep 23, 1948 - Jun 17, 1949

Friday Rites For John W. Hensley

Funeral services are scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday for John Willard Hensley, 9-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hensley, Jr., 1008 West Third Avenue. The child died early Friday morning at the family residence.

Services will be held at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Dr. Edwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

The baby also is survived by a brother, Clyde Hensley III; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Willard of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hensley of Cameron.

Pallbearers will be Debs Hensley, Charles Ed Hensley, Gordon Williard and Nevin Willard.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun 17, 1949

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • s/o Clyde Westbrook Hensley, Jr. & Margaret Clara (Willard) Hensley buried in Walkers Creek cemetery, Cameron, Tx.


Sula Belle (Young) Washburn
Feb 12, 1893 - Jan 12, 1948

MRS. C. A. WASHBURN FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. C. A. Washburn, aged 54 years, 222 Avenue F., Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital shortly before noon Monday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church, Corsicana, and Rev. James Duvall, Ennis.

Native of Corsicana, Mrs. Washburn had resided here a number of years.

Surviving are her husband, employe of the K. Wolens Stores; a son, C. A. Washburn, Jr., Corsicana; four brothers, W. M. Young, Corsicana; J. E. Young, Canton; U. C. Young, Halfway, Ore., and R. B. Young, Fort Worth; a sister, Miss Paradine Young, Ft. Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Carl L. Young, J. L. Young, Charles Washburn, Tom J. Burkholder, M. O. Patterson and Jimmie Tallman.

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Rites Tuesday For Mrs. C. A. Washburn

Funeral services for Mrs. C. A. Washburn, aged 54 years, 223 Avenue F., who died in the P. and S. Hospital shortly before noon Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church, and Rev. James Duvall of Ennis.

Native of Oklahoma, Mrs. Washburn had resided here a number of years.

Surviving are her husband, employe of the K. Wolens Stores; a son, C. A. Washburn, Jr., Corsicana; four brothers, W. M. Young, Corsicana; J. E. Young, Canton; U. C. Young, Halfway, Ore., and R. B. Young, Fort Worth; a sister, Miss Paradine Young, Ft. Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carl L. Young, J. L. Young, Charles Washburn, Tom J. Burkholder, M. O. Patterson and Jimmie Tallman.

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Johnny Leon Grimes
Sep 6, 1923 - Jan 26, 1948

VETERAN NEAR DEATH AFTER BEING FOUND INJURED ON HIGHWAY

JOHNNY LEON GRIMES MYSTERIOUSLY HURT; OFFICERS PROBING

Johnny Leon Grimes, 24, disabled World War II veteran 311 West Seventh avenue, lies at the point of death at the P. and S. Hospital, while officers seek the cause of injuries.

Wounded in the head, right hand and arm and with internal injuries, the former soldier was found on Highway 75, about a mile north of Angus, at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. He was brought to the hospital, Sheriff David Castles said by Earl Madden, Lynn Lynn McCreary and Victor Lane, all of Corsicana, who found him lying on the pavement.

Mysterious Circumstances.
Highway patrol, county and city officers have been attempting to solve the circumstances surrounding the arrival of Grimes at the spot where he was found in an unconscious condition. The former soldier has not regained consciousness since his admission to the hospital. Another passerby, the sheriff said, had stopped and then sped to Corsicana to sound the alarm and summon ambulances and officers. The three persons who brought him to the hospital in a private conveyance appeared in the meantime before the ambulances and officers arrived.

The sheriff and highway patrol traced the movements of Grimes Saturday night to boarding a bus for Mexia along with several other Corsicanans. Investigation, according to the sheriff, shows that Grimes was at a café near the intersection of the Corsicana and Waco highways in West Mexia shortly before midnight Saturday, waiting for an acquaintance, T. E. Duvall, a Corsicana aviator, to come by for him after Duval’s car was repaired.

Left at Café.
The Duvall car, however, could not be immediately started, the sheriff said, and Duvall spent the night in a Mexia hotel, not returning to the café where Grimes was left.

Officers said the next trace of the injured man was when he was discovered on the pavement. Law enforcement personnel are of the opinion that Grimes was not walking along the pavement and was not struck by a motorist, but how and why he arrived at the site cannot be determined, it was stated.

Grimes is 100 percent disabled and spent considerable time after his return from active duty with the armed forces in government hospitals. The Veterans’ Administration is checking into various angles of the case.

The injured man resides with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Grimes at the West Seventh avenue address.

Sheriff Castles stated shortly before noon Monday that he and the highway patrol planned to go to Mexia for further investigations as soon as they could get away from attending court at the courthouse.

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VETERAN FOUND HURT ON HIGHWAY IS DEAD; PROBING CONTINUES

JOHNNY LEON GRIMES DIES IN HOSPITAL; OFFICERS PUZZLED

Johnny Leon Grimes, 24, World War II veteran, died in the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon at 5:20 o’clock. He was brought to the hospital in an unconscious condition shortly after he was found on Highway 75 a mile north of Angus Sunday morning at 2 o’clock. He failed to regain consciousness.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

State, county and city officers have been investigation incidents surrounding the finding of the unconscious man Sunday morning. Sheriff David Castles said that the last trace was at a Mexia café about two hours before he was found on the highway.

Officers Investigating.
The sheriff and his deputy, Raymond Myrick and highway patrolmen went to Mexia Monday afternoon and night and have enlisted county and state offices there in the investigations.

Bruce Nutt, police chief here is also working on the case, and all profess that it has mysterious angles that have not been solved.

The body of Grimes was X-rayed and no broken bones were evident. He suffered a head injury, internal hurts and an injured right hand.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy J. Grimes, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Grimes; a brother, Billy J. Grimes, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cox, Norman, Okla.; two nephews, Phillip Wayne Cox and Jerry Dan Cox, both of Norman, Okla.; grandmother, Mrs. E. B. Grimes, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Grimes enlisted in the U. S. navy soon after Pearl Harbor and served as pharmacist mate 3c on the U. S. Ship Whorton and was stationed at Guam and Saipan in the Pacific theater of operations.

He was 100 percent disabled, according to the Veteran’ Administration, and had spent considerable time in service hospitals.

Pallbearers will be Carl Lee Grimes, Dewey G. Grimes, Clifton Russell, Leo Russell, Simpson Russell and Beauford Russell.

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Johnny Grimes Funeral Held Wednesday P. M.

Funeral services for Johnny Leon Grimes, 24, World War II veteran, who died late Monday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of Northside Baptist church, and Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy J. Grimes; parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Grimes; a brother, Billy J. Grimes, all of Corsican; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cox, Norman, Okla; two nephews, Phillip Wayne Cox and Jerry Dan Cox, both of Norman, Okla., and a grandmother, Mrs. E. B. Grimes, Corsicana.

Grimes enlisted in the navy soon after, Pearl Harbor, and served as pharmacist mate 3c on the U. S. ship Whorton, and on Guam and Saipan. He was a disabled veteran.

Pallbearers were Carl Lee Grimes, Dewey G. Grimes, Clifton Russell, Leo Russell, Simpson Russell and Beauford Russell.

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Officers Continue Probe Death of Johnny L. Grimes

County, city, state and precinct officers continue their investigation of incidents surrounding the finding of Johnny Leon Grimes, 14, Sunday, in an unconscious condition on the Highway near Angus. Grimes died at the P. and S. hospital late Monday afternoon.

Sheriff David Castles reported that associates of the deceased had been questioned. No charges have been filed.

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Man, Woman Held Connection With Death Of Grimes

Two persons are in custody in connection with the recent death of Johnny Leon Grimes of Corsicana, Sheriff David Castles revealed this morning.

Grimes was found in an unconscious condition on Highway 75 north of Angus, several miles south of Corsicana, Sunday morning, January 25, suffering head, internal and hand injuries. he died the following afternoon without regaining consciousness.

Grimes had been seen in Mexia and statements taken from several witnesses, the sheriff said, pointed out he had been picked up near a Mexia café about midnight and later had gotten out of a car near the site where he was found.

Foul play was suspected and an investigation has been in progress by county, state, city, precinct and army officers.

A man and a woman, said the sheriff to have been occupants of the car in which Grimes is said to have ridden from Mexia to a point near Angus, are in custody. No formal charges have been filed and investigations are continuing in Corsicana and other points.

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Grand Jury Again Will Investigate Ex-Sailor’s Death

A five-month investigation of a young Corsicana war veteran’s strange death here last winter will be considered by the Navarro county grand jury, it was learned Thursday.

Four persons, including a girl are linked in the case and are under investigation, Sheriff David Castles announced.

The investigation was launched following the death of Johnnie Leon Grimes, 24, whose critically injured body was found in sub-freezing weather about 1 a.m. last January 25 on Highway 75 near Angus. He died the next day.

Although not disclosed at the time, it was learned Thursday that the army’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was called in on the case.

Army on Case.
Bob Whittaker, CID officer from Fort Worth who helped crack the sensational William Ruthea Ray rape case recently, was in Corsicana Thursday to appear before the grand jury.

He was notified of Grimes’ death on January 31 and aided local law enforcement officers in an investigation.

Exact cause of Grimes’ death remains a mystery, said Whittaker, explaining that the attending physician attributed it to “shock and internal injuries.”

Clothes Tested.
“I sent Grimes’ clothing for laboratory tests; there were no signs of grease or indications that he was run over by a car,” the officer said.

These persons who were last seen with Grimes told identical stories—they let Grimes out of their car on the highway (in 20-degree weather), Whitaker said.

No Autopsy Held.
Whittaker expressed regret that an autopsy was not ordered.

The grand jury took up the matter earlier this year. county Attorney Charles Banister admitted Thursday that the jurors, meeting just prior to the closing of the April term of district court, Saturday, would again consider the case and available evidence.

Grimes, a disabled ex-sailor who served in the Pacific theater, lived at 311 West Seventh. Shortly after his death, investigating officers traced his last movements to a café in West Mexia, where he was only a short time prior to the finding of his injured body.

Justices of the Peace A. E. Foster and W. H. Johnson said they did not conduct and inquest, although all officers admitted the case had “mysterious angles.”

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Grand Jury Still Studying Death Of Veteran On Road

The Navarro county grand jury Saturday still was studying the case of a 24-year-old war veteran whose mysterious death last January promoted an extensive investigation.

Several witnesses in the case were outside the grand jury room Saturday morning, including the father of Johnny Leon Grimes, who was found near death two miles north of Angus at 2 a.m. January 25.

Steps were taken Friday to exhume Grimes’ body for the purpose of an autopsy to determine the specific cause of death.

Autopsy Considered.
Justice of the Peace A. E. Foster announced that such a request was made to him by Bob Whitaker, criminal investigator for the Army, of Fort Worth, who said he had appeared before the Grand Jury and is attempting to clear up the case with the assistance of county authorities.

Grimes’ immediate survivors, however, oppose an autopsy, Whitaker said, in announcing Saturday that he had not signed an application for disinterment prepared by County Attorney Charles Banister, Sheriff David Castles said he would not seek such action as long as the Grimes family opposed the move. And Judge Foster requested such an affidavit and formal application before he would consider ordering disinterment.

Grimes died in a local hospital the day after he was found on the highway. Laboratory tests of his clothing revealed no trace of automobile contact, the Fort Worth officer said. Foul play was suspected at the time, and four persons were held for questioning, but later released. No inquest was held. Whitaker said the four, including a girl, told similar stories, that they let Grimes out of their car, in freezing weather, near the scene of where the ex-sailor was found.

Little Comment Made.
The veteran suffered internal injuries, principally, according to the attending physician, Whittaker said.

Little comment for publication on the case has been given by local officers, although Constable Joe Allen reported a “homemade blackjack” he found in Corsicana the day after the alleged crime had been examined in Austin and found to contain blood stains.

Deputy Constable Frank Chapman flew the weapon to Austin in a plane Friday, accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Raymond Myrick.

Whittaker’s interest in the case concerns a Fort Worth soldier, who is one of the four under investigation

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Girl Indicted In Connection With Ex-Sailor’s Death

An attractive 18 year old Richland girl was indicted for murder by the Navarro county grand jury last Saturday, accused of beating to death a young war veteran near Angus about midnight, Jan. 25, it was revealed Thursday.

Sheriff David Castles announced that “several warrants” had been issued for the arrest of Marie Michael, who is charged in a two-count indictment with the slaying of Johnny Leon Grimes, 24, of Corsicana.

Died in Hospital.
Grimes died in a local hospital the day after his critically injured body was found on Highway 75.

News of the grand jury’s action Saturday was being withheld pending location of the accused girl, Sheriff Castles said, adding that “news must have leaked out by now.” The young woman, as yet, has not been found and officers were unable to serve her with a grand jury subpoena, Castles said.

The indictment charges that Marie Michael used a “blunt instrument’ in the alleged attack and beat and kicked the ex-sailor.

Take Statements.
County Attorney Charles Banister said he had taken statements from the woman several months ago. Statements also were taken from a Fort Worth soldier by Fort Worth Criminal Investigator Bob Whittaker, who moved in on the case with Sheriff Castles and testified before the grand jury.

The young woman and three men admit, in statements that they were with the 24-year old ex-sailor a few hours before he was found, and that they let him out of their car on the highway, Banister said.

Sheriff Castles said he and Whittaker investigated the case for two solid weeks, day and night, before presenting the evidence to the grand jury. Investigations still are under way to uncover additional evidence.

The alleged crime occurred near midnight about two miles from Angus during a severe cold wave.

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Richland Girl May Be Cleared Of Murder Charge

A teen-aged Richland girl accused by indictment with murder in connection with the death of a young Corsicana war veteran probably will be discharged without trial, it was indicated Friday.

A motion for such action will be filed Monday, County Attorney Charles T. Banister announced.

Charged in the death last January 5 of Johnny Leon Grimes, 24, Maria June Michaels has been free on $3000 bond posted by Attorney Norris Lovett last August.

It was learned from informed sources that the state’s case against the teen-ager was considered “weak” and circumstances surrounding the young veteran’s death were mysterious.

Dies in Hospital
His mortally wounded body was found in sub-freezing, snowy weather near Angus on highway 75. He died several hours later in P. & S. Hospital.

The case was highlighted by lengthy probe in which Sheriff David Castles and an investigator from Fort Worth Army base collected data for a grand jury investigation.

The girl was indicted on June 26 and charged in the indictment with slaying Grimes “by striking him with a blunt instrument (unknown to the grand jury) an by striking him with her hands and fists and stamping upon his body with her feed with shoes on and by kicking him with her feet with shoes on.”

She was arrested in Bexar County August 6, and brought to the county jail here.

Statements Made
Statements obtained from the girl and four men who were last reported with Grimes told of the group picking up the victim at Mexia and bringing him toward Corsicana. An argument ensued en route, the statements related, and the group stopped near Angus.

Grimes died of numerous injuries, some of them internal. No inquest or autopsy was performed.

Grimes’ companions said they left the veteran standing beside the highway. An examination of his clothing indicated he was not run over by a vehicle, officers reported.

Banister did not disclose what he would allege in his motion for dismissal—which District Judge A. P. Mays will rule on—but insufficient evidence was expected to be the primary reason for the action.

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Richland Girl Is Freed Of Murder Indictment Here

The strange death of Johnny Leon Grimes last winter was even more mysterious Monday as District Judge A. P. Mays dismissed a murder indictment against Marie June Michaels, 18-year-old Richland girl.

The teen-ager had been charged with beating the 24-year-old war veteran to death on January 25, when Grimes’ mortally wounded body was found on snow-covered Highway 75 near Angus.

When the murder case was called for trail Monday morning, County Attorney Charles T. Banister presented a motion for dismissal on grounds of insufficient evidence. The motion was granted.

Banister also told the judge that he had “serious doubts as to the guilt of the defendant’ and that “he could not conscientiously and honestly, and therefore should not ask a jury to do that which he himself, would not do.”

Grimes had been in an automobile with four men and the Michaels girl shortly before he was found on the highway suffering numerous bodily injuries.

The county attorney declared.

Banister’s statement.
“It should be stated that it was hoped by the grand jury which returned the indictment (June 26, 1948) as well as by the sheriff and Mr. Bob Whittaker, army criminal investigator, both of whom spent a great deal of time working on the case, that additional evidence would be uncovered after the return of the indictment. The defendant, who is now 18 years of age, was arrested in San Antonio, Texas, several weeks after the return of the indictment, but no additional evidence was uncovered, nor was it possible to obtain and evidence which would indicate that the defendant had attempted to evade arrest.

The available evidence is wholly circumstantial and there are any number of reasonable theories possible under the evidence other than the defendant’s guilt.” Banister said in his dismissal motion.

Investigating officers had contended that an examination of Grimes clothing ailed to indicate he had been struck by a vehicle, Banister quoted Dr. Leslie Kelton, Jr., who attended the victim, as saying the fatal injuries were the result of being struck by some type of vehicle.”

Banister added that there was no evidence to show that the vehicle in which the defendant was riding and which was driven by a 17-year-old boy from Wortham struck Grimes.

Free Under Bond
The Michael’s girl had been free under $3,000 bond since last August.

She was in the courtroom Monday, with two blackeyes and a cut on her forehead which she said were received in a recent auto accident.

Just before leaving, she remarked, “I’m leaving this section for good.”

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Clyde Albert Woodward
Oct 19, 1887 - Aug 13, 1948

CLYDE A. WOODWARD DIES IN FLORIDA; INTERMENT HERE

Clyde Albert Woodward, aged 59 years, died suddenly, Friday night at a Pensacola, Fla., hospital.

Funeral services were held in Pensacola Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with Rev. Mr. Green officiating. Interment will be in Corsicana Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock.

Woodward, manager of an abstract and title company in Pensacola, had resided at 1414 East Brainard street, Pensacola for the past two years.

A former abstractor of Corsicana, Woodward moved to Florida from Texas. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Waxahachie.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Billie Woodward; one daughter, Miss Rita Woodward, both of Pensacola, Fla.; one son, Gray P. Woodward, Conroe, Texas; a brother, Edward Woodward, Houston; three granddaughters and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing local arrangements.

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CLYDE A. WOODWARD RITES ARE HELD TUESDAY MORNING

Graveside rites were held at Oakwood cemetery here Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock for Clyde A. Woodward, 59, abstract and title company manager, Pensacola, Fla., who died suddenly at Pensacola, Friday night. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church here.

Woodward formerly resided in Corsicana, moving to Florida from Texas several years ago. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Waxahachie.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Billie Woodward, and a daughter, Miss Rita Woodward, both of Pensacola, Fla.; a son, Gray P. Woodward, Conroe, Texas; a brother, Edward Woodward, Houston; three granddaughters and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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H. C. Walker
abt 1877 - Jan 7, 1948

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR H. C. WALKER TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for H. C. Walker, aged 71 years, who died at his home, Route 1, Corsicana, Monday morning were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. Martha Gray, Corsicana, and a half-brother, E. J. Prince, Athens.

Pallbearers were Clarence Phillips, Ray Allmon, Bart Kellum, Marshall Anderson, Sidney Smith and F. A. Baker.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun. 8, 1948

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • (Could not find a death certificate his half-sister, Martha (Prince) Gray and half-brother, Elijah John Prince death certificates say John Prince and Annie (Salmon) are their parents- on the census Elijah is in State orphan’s Home in Corsicana)


Christopher Johnson Knox  
Dec 30, 1895 - May 3, 1948

CHRISTOPHER J. KNOX FATALLY STRICKEN WITH HEART ATTACK

FUNERAL SERVICES ARE PLANNED WEDNESDAY AT FIVE O’CLOCK

Christopher J. Knox, aged 52 years, 603 West Second avenue, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic late Monday afternoon about 45 minutes after suffering a heart attack at his office. He was vice president of the Navarro County Abstract Company.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Corsicana, Knox had been prominent in civic and business circles here since early manhood. He formerly was vice president of the Central State Bank and later was with the E. W. Ellis and Company automobile concern before becoming connected with the abstract company a number of years ago.

He was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church session and was treasurer of the Rotary Club for a number of years.

Knox graduated from Trinity University at Waxahachie in 1917, and served in the U. S. armed forces during World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Storm, Jr., Amarillo; a grandson, Frank Storm III, Amarillo; father, C. L. Knox, recorder of the corporation court, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Walter Fendley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Luther A. Johnson, Jr., Earl Ellis, F. B. McKie, Ralph Stell, Frank Brock, Dr. Wm. T. Shell, Jr., Tom George, Sr., W. M. Forester, J. W. McCammon and Ed M. Polk.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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CHRISTOPHER KNOX FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY AT 5 P.M.

Funeral services for Christopher J. Knox, 52, life-long Corsicanan, who died of a heart attack late Monday afternoon, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Knox was vice president of the Navarro County Abstract Company, and formerly was a banker and was connected with an automobile concern for a number of years. He was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church session, held membership in all local Masonic bodies and was treasurer of the Corsicana Rotary Club for years.

Graduate of Corsicana High school, Knox received his degree from Trinity University, Waxahachie, in 1917, and served in the U. S. Armed forces during World War I.

The county clerk’s and district clerk’s offices at the courthouse closed at 3 p.m. for the funeral.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Storm, Jr., Amarillo; a grandson, Frank Storm III, Amarillo; father, C. L. Knox, recorder of the Corsicana corporation court; a sister, Mrs. Walter Fendley, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Luther A. Johnson, Jr., Earl Ellis, F. B. McKie, Ralph Stell, Frank Brock, Dr. Wm. T. Shell, Jr., Tom George, Sr., W. M. Forester, J. W. McCammon and Ed M. Polk.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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SERVICES ARE HELD FOR C. J. KNOX WITH BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Christopher J. Knox, 52, who died of a heart attack late Monday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Knox was vice president of the Navarro County Abstract Company and formerly was a vice president of the Central State Bank and later was with the E. W. Ellis and Company automobile company.

Born in Corsicana, he was a graduate of Corsicana High School and received a degree from Trinity University, Waxahachie, in 1917, later entering the armed forces for World War I. he was a member of the session of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, held membership in all local Masonic bodies and served as treasurer of the Rotary Club for years.

The county and district clerk’s offices at the courthouse closed Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Storm, Jr., Amarillo; a grandson, Frank Storm III, Amarillo; father, C. L. Knox, judge of the corporation court, and a sister, Mrs. Walter Fendley, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Luther A. Johnson, Jr., Earl Ellis, F. B. McKie, Ralph Stell, Frank Brock, Dr. Wm. T. Shell, Jr., Tom George, Sr., W. M. Forester, J. W. McCammon and Ed M. Polk.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Louana (Eliot) Lee
Dec 19, 1860 - Feb 6, 1948

MRS. LUANA E. LEE FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Luana E. Lee, aged 87 years, former Corsicana resident died in Dallas Friday night. She was the widow of the late John D. Lee, pioneer and veteran Corsicana attorney.

A short funeral service was held in Dallas Saturday afternoon and another service is slated here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites here will be conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Erma Hoyt, Dallas, with whom she resided, and other relatives, including a niece, Mrs. H. G. Johnston, of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Eliot Johnston, L. N. Johnston, Lowell Estes, Mack Eliot, Milton Eliot and Hoyt Ingram.

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SUNDAY RITES FOR MRS. LOUANA E. LEE; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Louana E. Lee, aged 87 years, former Corsicana resident, who died in Dallas Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A short funeral service was held in Dallas Saturday afternoon from the First Baptist church in Trinity Heights, Dallas, with Rev. J. Calvin Dennis officiating.

Mrs. Lee was the widow of the late John D. Lee, pioneer attorney.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Erma Hoyt, Dallas, and other relatives including a niece, Mrs. H. G. Johnston of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Eliot Johnston, L. N. Johnston, Lowell Estes, Mack Eliot, Milton Eliot and Hoyt Ingram.

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James Dredman Marion
Jul 4, 1880 - Feb 5, 1962

Hold Services For J. D. Marion

Funeral services for J. D. Marion were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley chapel with Rev. Don Johnson, Chatfield Methodist pastor, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Tupelo, Miss., Marion was discovered dead in his yard Tuesday at Tupelo, Navarro county. He was 81. An inquest was conducted by Justice of the Peace G. C. Bowden and death was ruled to “natural causes.”

He had resided in Navarro county 57 years.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Rogers, Kermit, and Mrs. Vivina Atchley, Denton; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. T. H. Bowden, Tupelo, and Mrs. L. K. C. Fluker, Arlington, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Hodge, Chester Norris, Colletus Rogers, George Hodge, Alvin Jones and John Bowden.

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Louis Emmet Dugger, Judge
Nov 23, 1895 - Oct 2, 1948

Louis E. Dugger Fatally Stricken With Heart Attack

Louis E. (Judge) Dugger, aged 54 years, died with a heart attack Saturday morning at 5:30 o’clock at 818 South Eighteenth street.

Native of McKinney, he had resided in Corsicana 35 years.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, Presbyterian minister, assisted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son Louis Arnold Dugger, Dallas; two brothers, Walter S. Dugger, Kansas City, Mo., and George R. Dugger, Dallas; two sisters, two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Gilmore and Miss Elizabeth Dugger, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be F. C. Paul, Dr. L. C. Polk, Robert Davidson, L. E. Smith, John Tipton and Jack Baggett.

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LOUIS E. DUGGER FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Louis E. (Judge) Dugger, aged 54 years, who died with heart attack at his home, 818 South Twentieth street early Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel.

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

A native of McKinney, Dugger had resided in Corsicana 35 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son Louis Arnold Dugger, Dallas; two brothers, Walter S. Dugger, Kansas City, Mo., and George R. Dugger, Dallas; two sisters, two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Gilmore and Miss Elizabeth Dugger, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. C. Paul, Dr. L. C. Polk, Robert Davidson, L. E. Smith, John Tipton and Jack Baggett.

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Sallie A. (Scobey) Colyar
Nov 28, 1863 - May 4, 1948

MRS. SALLY COLLYER FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Sally A. Collyer of Corsicana died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Hart, 1441 West Fourth Avenue, at an early hour Tuesday morning.

Rev. Claude A. Guild will conduct the funeral services Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the Griffin Chapel, with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Collyer was a native of Nashville, Tennessee, but spent much of her life in Corsicana, and had many friends here. She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by a son, A. M. Collyer of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; two daughters, Mrs. L. R. Moore of Mount Pleasant, Texas and Mrs. Hart of Corsicana; four grandchildren, James C. Hart, College Station; Frances Collyer, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Mrs. Martin Rutherford, Corsicana and Martha Ritter, Abilene.

Pallbearers will be C. F. Dominy, Durwood George, R. L. Nix, Emmett Smith, L. V. Majors, S. S. Skinner, J. E. Thompson, C. E. Mann and Paul Miller.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., May 4, 1948

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • w/o A. S. Colyar married Apr. 29, 1897 Sumner, Tennessee; d/o John Berry Scobey & Sarah (Neal) Branch-Scobey (1900 census says Airhens Colyar)

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Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Colyar

Funeral services for Mrs. Sally A. Colyar, who died early Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Mrs. Colyar was a native of Tennessee, but had resided in Corsicana most of her life.

Surviving are a son, A. M. Colyar, Pine Bluff, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. L. R. Moore, Mount Pleasant, and Mrs. J. R. Hart, Corsicana; four grandchildren, James C. Hart, College Station; Frances Colyar, Pine Bluff; Mrs. Marlin Rutherford, Corsicana, and Martha Ritter, Abilene.

Pallbearers were C. F. Dominy, Durwood George, R. L. Nix, Emmett Smith, L. V. Majors, S. S. Skinner, J. E. Thompson, C. E. Mann and Paul Miller.

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James Ruben “Rube” Hart
Mar 1, 1894 - Jun 3, 1971

Hart

J. R. Hart, 77, Corsicana realtor and former banker, died early Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

He retired at age 70 after serving 30 years here as manager of the Federal Land Bank Association and went into real estate business. Prior to moving to Corsicana, he had been a banker 20 years in Mount Pleasant. Born near Lubbock, he was a veteran of World War I and a member of the College Hill Church of Christ.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Griffin Funeral Home.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maggie Lynn Hart of the family home, 401 N. 37th St.; a son, James C. Hart, Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Wright of Hamilton; five grandchildren, three brothers, and four sisters and several nieces and nephews.

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Hart

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the College Hill Church of Christ for J. R. Hart, 77, Corsicana realtor who died Thursday. Mr. J. Lethal Roberts, pastor, will officiate burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home will conduct.

Pallbearers will be Bob Nix, J. D. Dowd, Joe Holley, Paul Dresser, Raymond Gunter, Paul Miller, Fred Roberts, and Elven Wright.

Mr. Hart had been manager of the Federal Land Bank Association in Corsicana for 30 years prior to retirement in 1963. Prior to moving here, he had been a banker 20 years in Mount Pleasant.

Surviving are his widow, one daughter, one son, five grandchildren, three brothers, four sisters and several nieces and nephews.

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Douglas Fishburne Jackson
Feb 9, 1894 - Nov 16, 1948

Douglas Jackson Dies From Heart Attack Tuesday

Douglas F. Jackson, employee of the Texas Railroad Commission the past five years, died at his home, 1615 Elmwood, Tuesday night at 8:20 o’clock following a heart attack Monday night.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

A native of Mexia, Jackson had resided in Corsicana for 43 years. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Jackson, and prior to entering the service of the railroad commission, was manager of the Jackson estate.

Jackson was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Douglas Jackson, student at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, Randolph Jackson, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. George Miller, Dallas; Mrs. Robert W. Henderson, Houston; Mrs. Tom Darst, Richmond, and Mrs. J. M. Dyer, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Brock, Ben Jackson, Truman Bragg, Bob Henderson, H. H. Harper, Tom Darst, Louis Territo, Wade Abernathy, Lawrence Fauber and Jack Womack.

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Hugh Ruben Wood, Jr.
Jul 24, 1924 - Nov 7, 1948

HUGH R. WOOD, JR., FORMER CORSICANAN, KILLED IN ACCIDENT

FORMER HELEN STATHAM, HIS WIFE, SERIOUSLY INJURED NEAR ORANGE

Hugh R. Wood, Jr., 25, former Corsicanan, senior in Texas A. and M. College, was fatally injured Saturday night in an automobile accident four miles west of Orange.

His wife, the former, Helen Statham of Corsicana, is in a critical condition in a Beaumont hospital suffering with fractures of both legs, and one arm and other injuries. His father, Hugh R. Wood, Sr., Beaumont suffered a serious back injury while Mrs. Wood, Sr., was also hurt.

Information received here was that the Wood car was in an accident involving another.

Wood, a senior in Texas A. and M. College, was reared in Corsicana by his grandfather, and graduated from Corsicana High school.

Funeral Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Surviving are his wife, Bryan; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh R. Wood, Sr., Beaumont; grandparents, C. S. Wood, Corsican; and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Stokes, Emhouse; three half-brothers, Earl Wood, Beaumont; Sterling Wood, Austria, and Richard Wood, Vidor, and a number of other relatives.

Mrs. Wood and Wood, Sr., were transferred from Orange to a Beaumont hospital Monday morning where a bone specialist is available. Both were reported improved Monday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Statham of Corsicana went to Orange as soon as they learned of the accident.

Sixteen Other Deaths.
The Associated Press reported at least sixteen other persons died violently in Texas over the weekend.

Traffic accidents took nine lives, three persons died of gunshot wounds, two were fatally burned, one was stabbed to death and another died in a hunting accident.

Two negroes died in Dallas of gunshot wounds, James Mailery of Mineola died on the operating table after he was shot in the abdomen during a dice game. Leon Love of Dallas was shot as he attempted to enter the home of another negro. Suspects were held in both cases.

A Ladero salesman who was shot through the chest at Encinal Friday night died Saturday in a Laredo hospital. He was Macedonia Segovia, 41. A suspect was held.

James Grady Morris, 48, was burned to death in a fire which destroyed his home west of Beeville, Texas, Saturday. His son, Kenneth George, 14 died in the Beeville hospital of his burns. Morris’ wife was under treatment for injuries.

The accidental discharge of a rifle during a deer hunt near Van Horn Saturday killed Mrs. Dorothy Spicer, 34, of Waco. Sheriff Orvel Capehart said he was told the firearm discharged as Mrs. Spicer picked it up to carry it to an automobile.

Eleven stab wounds in the back killed Juan Olague, 14, of Big Spring, who was attacked while lying in bed Saturday night reading comic magazines. Police held a negro suspect.

The traffic accident victims did not include any others from this vicinity.

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Accident Victim Still Critical

Word from the bedside of Mrs. Hugh Wood, Jr., the former Helen Statham, has been brought by Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Hall, who returned from her bedside in Beaumont, Wednesday. Mrs. Hall brought with her Ginger Statham, young sister of Mrs. Wood, who will stay at the Hall home during the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Statham. Mrs. Wood and Hugh Wood, Sr., were both admitted to Hotel Dieu Hospital, Beaumont. The former Corsicana girl, injured in the accident which took the life of her husband, Hugh Wood, Jr., is in critical condition, but her family is confident of gradual improvement.

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Accident Victim’s Injuries Serious

Additional X-rays of Mrs. Helen Statham Woods’ neck Thursday at Beaumont hospital revealed a broken vertebrae and another operation was performed, according to word received by her father, M. H. Statham, who immediately left for Beaumont.

Her head and neck have been placed in a brace with traction to keep head and neck straight and still.

Mrs. Wood sustained two broken legs and an arm in an automobile crash in which her husband, Hugh Wood, Jr., was fatally injured and her father-in-law, Hugh Wood, Sr., was seriously hurt near Orange, about two weeks ago.

It was necessary to re-set the pins in the broken lower limbs of Mrs. Wood earlier this week.

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Elzie W. Hightower
Sep 20, 1875 - Mar 17, 1948

E. W. HIGHTOWER, RETIRED GROCER, DIES WEDNESDAY

E. W. Hightower, aged 72 years, retired grocer, died at his home, 945 West Sixth avenue, early Wednesday evening.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Corsicana Lodge No. 62, IOOF, will have charge of the graveside rites.

Hightower conducted a grocery store for about 30 years here prior to his retirement several years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs. M. D. Albritton and Mrs. J. T. Eggleston, both of Houston; two brothers, Jewell Hightower, Auburn, Ky., and George Hightower, Corsicana; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Viola Price, Detroit, and other relatives.

Odd Fellows will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 17, 1948

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • 1st wife Ada Senith “Senie” (Washer) Hightower buried in Prairie Point cemetery 2nd wife Ruth Pearl (Scarborough) Hightower s/o Richard A. Hightower and Josephine (King) Hightower

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E. W. HIGHTOWER FUNERAL RITES HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for E. W. Hightower, 72, retired grocer, who died at his home, 945 West Sixth avenue, Wednesday morning were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, had charge of the graveside rites and provided pallbearers.

Hightower conducted a grocery store here for 30 years prior to his retirement a few years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs. M. D. Albritton and Mrs. J. T. Eggleston, both of Houston; two brothers, Jewell Hightower, Auburn, Ky., and George Hightower, Corsicana; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Viola Price, Detroit, and other relatives.

Odd Fellows were pallbearers.

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William Young Bankhead
Nov 23, 1881 - Jan 9, 1955

W. Y. Bankhead Rites Sunday

Funeral services for W. Y. Bankhead, 73, retired ginner, who died Saturday morning at his home 1217 West Fourteenth avenue, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Bankhead had resided in Corsicana 55 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Hanks, Corsicana; a son, J. T. Eggleston, Louisiana; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Robinson, North Carolina, and Mrs. Bertha Boyer, Tennessee; three brothers, J. L., J. W. and Walter Bankhead, all of North Carolina.

Pallbearers were Ferma C. Stewart, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Sims Hagler, Gus Hutchins, Jack Rohus, Babbie Malcolm, R. D. Parker, Horace Hayes and L. I. Robinson.

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George Washington Hightower
Jul 1, 1873 - Aug 13, 1956

George Hightower Services Tuesday

George Hightower, former Corsicana resident, died in Austin Monday.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are a brother, Jewell Hightower, Auburn, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Viola Price, Detroit, Mich.; two nieces, Mrs. M. D. Albritton and Mrs. J. T. Eggleston, both of Houston.

Hightower was a brother of the late E. W. Hightower, long-time Corsicana resident.

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Gene Louise Montgomery
Dec 12, 1938 - Jan 13, 2020

Obituary for Gene Montgomery
Gene Montgomery 81, passed away January 13, 2020 at 1:30am in Corsicana. He was born December 12, 1938 to the parents of Willie and Gladys Montgomery. He is survived by his loving wife Pam; his sons, Danny and wife Rosemary, Tommy and wife Staci, and Adam and wife Vicki; five grandchildren, Weston, Garrett, Hannah, Haddi and Harper. He is also survived by his sisters, Joyce Tapley and Marie Wilkins along with in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was known for his unconditional love for his family, friends, and deer hunting. His genuine smile and kindness are what drew so many to him. You could always count on a good time and a great story when visiting with him. He will be missed dearly.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 1:00pm Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ricky Martinez officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Brown, Joseph Pratt, Matt Pratt, Gabe Pratt, Tim Perryman and Joe Perryman. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnny Campbell and James Campbell.

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Sammye Jean (Barton) Thompson
Feb 11, 1928 - Jan 20, 2020

Sammy Jean Thompson, 91, of Waco passed away, Monday, January 20, 2020. The family will receive visitors from 6-8:00pm, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr., Waco. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

Sammy was born February 11, 1928 to Samuel and Catherine (Sanders) Barton in Blooming Grove, Texas. She spent her working years as a secretary and seamstress. She enjoyed arts and crafts, going to Apple Tree Bizarre and flea markets as often as she could. Sammy was a wonderful cook and loved cooking for her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Sammy is survived by her son, Paul Thompson and his special friend, Deborah May; one niece, Nancy McIlvoy; a special friend, Donald Garrett; along with numerous other family members and friends.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Greenview Manor and Providence Hospice for their kindness and care.

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Luther Monroe Jones
Feb 9, 1889 - Aug 13, 1951

Luther M. Jones Dies At Houston

Luther M. Jones, 62, former Corsicana resident, died in Memorial Hospital at Houston Monday.

Funeral services will be held from First Baptist church in Kerens at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the church.

Odd Fellows will be pallbearers.

Jones had made his home in Houston since 1942. He was a member of Calvary Baptist church in Corsicana and Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF. The Odd Fellows had charge of the graveside services.

An employee of Magnolia Petroleum Company for many years, Jones later was connected with the Coffield-Guthrie interests here before going to Houston.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lemma Mae Jones, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth White, Kerens, and Mrs. Minnie May Shipp, Waco; a son, Aubrey Jones, Houston; three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Nick Green, Corsicana; Mrs. Katie Brumbelow, Alvin, and Mrs. Sabray Simpson, Blooming Grove; two brothers, Willie Jones, Gould, Okla., and Dave Langston, Kerens, and other relatives.

Inman Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 14, 1951

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • h/o Lemma Mae (Mimms) Jones; s/o Henry B. Jones buried at White Church Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx. & Alice Austin “Alsey” (Turnbow) Jones


Lewis Newton Mathison
Feb. 20, 1934 - Dec. 22, 2019
 
Lewis Newton Mathison, 85, was born Feb. 20, 1934 in Corsicana to Lewis H. and Lura Kate Mathison. He passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 at Twilight Nursing Home following a brief illness. After graduation from Wortham ISD, he entered the US Air Force in November 1955 and served until September 1957. Lewis attended Navarro College, where he played baseball, before transferring to East Texas State University, there earning a Master's Degree in Agriculture Education. He began his teaching career in the Chico ISD, where he taught 14 years before moving to Blooming Grove. He retired from Blooming Grove ISD in 1992, after teaching Ag for 32 years. He touched many students lives during his career.

Lewis was a member of the Young Farmers of Texas for 17 years and held an Honorary Life Membership in the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas. In 2012 he was recognized as Outstanding Ex Teacher by Blooming Grove ISD. He also put in countless hours at the Navarro County Youth Expo and was recognized for his service in 2015.

In July 1966, Lewis became a Master Mason and was recognized for 50 years of service in 2017. He was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Past Patron, Grand Representative, and served in the Board of Benevolence. He was a member of the Lion's Club and the Volunteer Fire Departments of Chico and Blooming Grove. By donating almost 14 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross, Lewis provided the potential to help over 300 lives.

Lewis is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 54 years, Bonnie Gordon Mathison, and his sister Lenora Mathison Cohagen and husband Billy Sam Cohagean.

He is survived by his wife of five years, Judy Gillen Mathison of Corsicana; his children Sharon Watkins and husband Gary of Franklin, TX, Debra Goyne and husband Paul of Camp Zama, Japan, Nancy Sykes and husband Billy of Chatfield and Tim Mathison and wife Tiffany of Billings, Montana. His grandchildren include Matthew Watkins and wife Sara of Mansfield, Christopher Watkins and wife Darci of Houston, Aaron Goyne and wife Sheena of Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, Kaylyn Cowan and Brad Frasier of Rockwall, Jason Cowan of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Blake Sykes of Waco, Hailey Hamil and husband Mike of Forney, Shelby Tableriou and husband Michael of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Hunter Papendick of Plano, Carrie Vickers and husband Micah of Edmond, Oklahoma and Michael Goyne of Edmond, Oklahoma. He leaves 11 great grandchildren including Luke and Hope Watkins, Hayden and Hannah Watkins, Mason French and Rylie Goyne, Summer Burton, Macie, Jace and Kyler Frasier and Carter Hamil; bonus children, all residing in Blooming Grove, include Laurie Ledbetter and husband Dusty, Glynn Saunders and wife Robin and Lynn Saunders, plus their children, Lee Ledbetter and Thomas Saunders. Lewis also leaves nephew James Cohagan and wife Susan of Belton and their two daughters Candace and Emily and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Diggs, Rev. Robert Barnett and Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

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Charles Henry Reed
Aug 19, 1897 - Mar 18, 1948

CHARLES H. REED DIES IN DALLAS; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Charles H. Reed, aged 50 years, native of Navarro county employe of a Dallas baking concern, died in St. Paul’s Hospital late Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.

Reed had resided in Dallas for the past 25 years.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Reed, Angus; four brothers, L. A. Reed, Corpus Christi; E. F. Reed, Kingsville; M. L. Reed, Dallas; and C. D. Reed, New Jersey; two sisters, Miss Lola Reed, Angus postmistress and Mrs. Charles Pugh, Corsicana and other relatives.

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CHARLES H. REED FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Charles H. Reed, 50, employee of a Dallas Baking concern, who died in a Dallas hospital, Thursday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. A short service was held in Dallas at 11 o’clock Saturday morning.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Reed, Angus; four brothers, L. A. Reed, Corpus Christi; E. F. Reed, Kingsville; M. L. Reed, Dallas; and C. D. Reed, New Jersey; two sisters, Miss Lola Reed, Angus postmistress and Mrs. Charles Pugh, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ray Wolverton, Lester Haley, A. D. Johnson, Joe Stewart, T. G. Edens and Welba Keetch.

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Forrest M. “Doc” Hamilton
Oct 18, 1904 - Mar 17, 1948

F. M. HAMILTON OF EAGLE LAKE DIES; RITES ON FRIDAY

F. M. Hamilton, aged 42 years, died at Eagle Lake Wednesday.

Funeral services are scheduled here Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

Services were also held at Columbus Thursday morning at 11 o’clock. The body arrives in Corsicana Thursday night.

Surviving are his wife of Eagle Lake, the former, Miss Margaret Love of Corsicana; a daughter, Jimmie Ann Hamilton, Eagle Lake; three sisters and six brothers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar. 18, 1948

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • h/o Margaret (Love) Hamilton-Garner; s/o George Daniel Hamilton & Olevia Jane “Ola” (Williams) Hamilton buried in New Hope cemetery, Parker Co., Tx.

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F. M. HAMILTON FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE FRIDAY

Funeral services for F. M. Hamilton, 42, of Sheridan, Texas, who died at Eagle Lake Wednesday were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dollar, Eagle Lake, assisted by E. F. Bohmfalk,pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Margaret Love, Corsicana; a daughter, Jimmie Ann Hamilton, both of Sheridan; father, G. D. Hamilton; seven brothers, T. E., L. V., C. C., G. D., Jr., L. F., F. F. and Jess Hamilton; three sisters, Miss Annise Hamilton, Mrs. Ava Davenport and Mrs. Bernice McClellan.

Pallbearers were Bert Franklin, M. J. Zuelhkle, Alfred Blanchard, F. C. Durbin, Tom Henley, Excell Smith, C. A. Morgan and Frank Leinweiber.

Honorary pallbearers were Shell employes and contractors.

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Mary A. (Mock) Risch
Jan 14, 1870 - Aug 19, 1951

Mrs. Mary Risch Dies Saturday

Mrs. Mary A. Risch, 81, died at her home, 902 North Beaton Street, Saturday night.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Schuster, pastor of the Faith Lutheran church.

Native of Whittenburg, Germany, Mrs. Risch had resided in the United States for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Elsie Risch, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. E. Womack, Dallas; a son, William C. Risch, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Rosa Rusker, El Campo; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. D. Haney, Jack Thomas, Charles Pugh, R. L. Nix, Frank C. Richards and Philo Calhoun.

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William M. Risch
Nov 2, 1865 - Jun 26, 1948

WILLIAM M. RISCH DIES SATURDAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY

William M. Risch, aged 82 years, died at his home, 902 North Beaton street, Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. William M. Schuster, local Lutheran minister.

Native of Germany, he came to America 50 years ago and had resided in Corsicana 47 years. He was an oil field worker before his retirement.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Reed, Dallas, and Miss Elsie Risch, Corsicana; a son, W. C. Risch, Dallas; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charles Pugh, Jack Thomas, J. D. Haney, Hugh Fullerton, Sr.; J. F. Waller and O. W. Wilson.

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William Henry Davis
Jun 5, 1868 - Jun 19, 1948

Wm. Henry Davis Dies At Home Here

William Henry Davis aged 79 years, died at the family residence, 704 North Twelfth street, Saturday noon after an extended illness.

Surviving are a son, Hulan Davis in Longview; five daughters, Mrs. Jewel Kukendall, Los Angeles; Mrs. Olga Rutledge, Corsicana; Mrs. Pearl Honea, El Paso; Mrs. Ora Hobbs, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Claudia Curry, Odessa; a sister, Mrs. Sulla Stoward, Mexia and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Ira Aubrey Lee McCarter
Aug 17, 1916 - Apr 10, 1959

I. A. McCarter Rites Are Held

Funeral services for Ira Aubrey McCarter, 44, who died in Dallas Friday morning, were held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanette King, three grandchildren, mother, Mrs. Lorena McCarter Taylor and step-father, Grady Taylor, both of Houston; two brothers, William Travis McCarter, Gardenia, Calif., and Leonard Fred McCarter, Downington, Pa., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Noel Wilson, Julius Brooks, Claude Wilson, Johnny Brooks, Arnell Darr and Jack Commons.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr 11, 1959

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • h/o Alice Louise (Graves) McCarter; s/o Ira James McCarter & Lena Bell (Flanagan) McCarter per death certificate


Walter Dural McCarter
Nov 12, 1902 - Nov 11, 1977

Walter McCarter

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Walter D. McCarter resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 11, 1977

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • h/o May (Whitley) McCarter married Oct. 4, 1919; s/o Carl McCarter & Susan (Montgomery) McCarter-Gossett – Susan is buried in Zion’s Rest cemetery

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W. D. McCarter

Services will be at 2 p.m Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. D. McCarter, 76, resident of Roane, who died Friday in Corsicana at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home.

The Rev. Gary Colburn and the Rev. David Hale will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his widow of Roane, two sons, Earl L. McCarter and J. D. McCarter, both of Chicago, Ill; six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Vera Sanders of Hedley and Mrs. Oma Granger of Lyons, Kansas.

Pallbearers are Loyd Roberson, George Owens, Nathan Andrews, W. L. Statham, Garland Gray and Earl Ogburn.

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James Blair Hart
Jan 8, 1881 - Mar 17, 1948

JAMES B. HART DIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL THURSDAY

James B. Hart, aged 67 years, 702 South Nineteenth street, died in the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ella Blackmon and Mrs. Eva Garvin, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Hubbard and Jesse Hart, both of Corsicana, and Will Hart, Longview, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dick Pickens, Eldridge Howard, J. L. Arnett, Nick Gries, Judge A. E. Foster and Ad Megarity.

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Mittie Jane (Woodruff) Watson
Sep 5, 1881 - Oct 7, 1948

MRS. WILL WATSON DIES HERE SUNDAY; SERVICES MONDAY

Mrs. Will Watson, aged 63 years, life-long resident of the Barry community, died in Navarro Clinic Sunday night following an illness of two years.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, from the Barry Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here. The services were conducted by Rev. Prater, Dallas Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. Price, pastor of the Barry Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Barry; a son, Ernest Watson, Barry; a foster daughter, Mrs. Opal Huckabee, Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Billy Woodruff, Barry and Arthur Woodruff, Loleta, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Clifford Inez (Pool) Fields-Crowe
Jan 11, 1919 - Jun 14, 2016

Clifford Inez Pool Crowe, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at a local nursing care facility. She was born on January 11, 1919 to John Elvin Pool and Eva Ethel Pool. Clifford was a registered nurse and worked at the Navarro Regional Hospital for many years before retiring.

She is preceded in death by her first husband Richard Fields and second husband Ray Crow, step children Dorothy Fields and Joe Fields. Survivors are step son Jimmy Fields and his wife Ruth of Belton.

Funeral services will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home on Thursday, June 16th at 11:30 am. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • 1st husband Richard William Fields married Jul. 19, 1939 2nd husband Alvin Ray Crowe; d/o John Elvin Pool [buried in Grace Hill Cemetery, Longview, Gregg Co., TX] & Eva Ethel (Jones) Pool [buried in New Pursley cemetery]


Robert Carl Fields, Sr.
May 30, 1906 - Jul 13, 1971

Fields

Robert C. Fields, 65, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Minn., and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a retired naval officer and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Funeral services are to be Friday at 2 p.m. in Griffin Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gladys Fields of Corsicana; one son, Robert C. Fields, Jr. of Memphis, Tenn,; one daughters, Mrs. Sydney Ann Raddick of Charleston, S. C.; four sisters, Mrs. William Barnick of Fargo, North Dakota, Mary Fields of Fargo North Dakota, Mrs. Viva Matthys of Iowa and Mrs. Charlotte Bloomquist of Chicago, Ill.; three step-sons, Ralph Hughes, William Hughes and Robert Hughes, all of Penn.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Oonetta Knolles of Penn. And Mrs. Beverly Norch of Corsicana; eight grandchildren and 12 grandchildren.

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Fields

Funeral services for Robert C. Fields, 65, are to be Friday at 2 p.m. in Griffin Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Fields died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his widow, one son, one daughter, four sisters, three step-sons, two step-daughters, eight grandchildren and 12 step-grandchildren.

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Bessie (Thurston) DuBose
Feb 28, 1887 - Feb 2, 1957

Sunday Services For Mrs. DuBose

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles DuBose, 65, who died in a Mexia hospital Saturday, were held from the Corley Chapel in Mexia Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery here. The rites were conducted by Rev. Martin O. Massenger of Dallas and Rev. W. C. Easton, Jr. of Mexia.

Mrs. DuBose had resided in Mexia more than 20 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church in Mexia.

Surviving are her husband of Mexia, a prominent fox hunter and dog show judge; a daughter, Mrs. Martin O. Massenger, Dallas; four grandsons and three great-grandsons.

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Charles “Charlie” DuBose
Aug. 2, 1889 - Nov. 29, 1960

Charlie DuBose Rites Thursday

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel in Mexia for Charlie DuBose, 70, who died in Mexia Monday following an extended illness.

Dr. Frank M. Taylor, pastor of the Mexia Presbyterian church, conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here.

DuBose was a writer for sportsman publications and was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving is his wife.

Pallbearers were W. A. Adams, David DeGraffenreid, Bill Witte, Qua Miller, Harold Nussbaum, B. M. Davis, Ira Dillard, A. M. Crawford, Dr. H. R. Martin and J. W. Elliott.

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Will Vinson Sharp Sr
Aug 31, 1932 - Jan 21, 2020

Obituary for Will V. Sharp Sr
Will V. Sharp Sr., 87 of Purdon passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Waco, Texas. He was born August 31, 1932 in Weldon, Texas to James Franklin Sharp and Buena Wilda Buchanan Sharp. He was the oldest of 7.
He was a hard working man that would do anything for his family or friends. When his father was dying he had to walk 7 miles to get the doctor and when they returned with the horse and buggy his dad had already passed. So in 7th grade he quit school to help take care of his family. He would pick cotton for 25 cents a day. His pets were a racoon and a squirrel. He also served in the Army from February 1953 to April 1955 as a cook during the Korean War. His base commander would not let him leave because of his excellent cooking.
He retired from Weben Industries in 2003, and he also had worked for Sinclair Gas Station. At a Christmas party one year they named an award "Will Do" by Mr. Plumby because there was not anything he could not do. He loved to fish, hunt, spend time with his family and still loved to cook.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Franklin Sharp and Buena Wilda Sharp Willis; step father, Roger Willis; uncle Buck - William Roger Willis; aunt Rene - Buena Irene Robbins; Dugan Williamson and Terry Williamson.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Spears Sharp; children, Will Vinson Sharp Jr (Vince), Mary Elizabeth Sharp, Robert Clinton (Clint) Sharp and wife Roberta and Anthony Earl (Tony) Sharp and wife Tonya; daughter-in-law Carleen Sharp , sisters, Sally Bridges, Thelma Lou Shields and Rita Sue Fowler and husband Jerry; brother, Benny Willis and wife Barbara and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Graveside Service with Military Honors will be 1:00pm Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Dresden Cemetery with Bro. Joseph Barrett of Central Baptist Church of Italy officiating. Pallbearers will be the grandsons, Josh Trees, Chase Bryant, Chris Sharp, Joe Slade, Billy Jack Slade, June Fira and Lance Trees.

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Edna Blanche (Brim) Anderson
Sep 23, 1925 - Jan 27, 2020
 
Edna Blanche Anderson, 94, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020.
Graveside service: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 30, at Dresden Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas with Pastor Zach Johnigan of Chalk Bluff Baptist Church officiating.
Edna was born September 23, 1925 near Drane, Texas to Earl and Lillie (Hardman) Brim. She attended school in Blooming Grove and Corsicana. Edna was a talented seamstress and a wonderful homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, W.H. “Dick” Anderson; three brothers; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Janie Allen and husband, Darrell of Hewitt, Harold and wife, Sandy of Waco, Gary and wife, Vicki of Round Rock, and Bruce and wife, Lucy of Axtell; sister, Dene Andrews of Mesquite; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn

  • Waco Tribune-Herald - Jan 29, 2020


Marcus Monroe “Mark” Culwell
Dec 28, 1928 - Jan 11, 2010

Mr. Mark M. Culwell, Sr., 81, passed away January 11, 2010 in Corsicana. He was born December 28, 1928 to Marion Monroe and Kitty Jones Culwell in McAllen, Texas.

Mark has been an outstanding member of the Corsicana community since 1958 when he became employed by the Corsicana ISD, first as a coach and athletic director, high school principal, and then 13 years as Superintendent. He spent many years serving as Administrator of Collins Scholarship Program and Region XII Education Service Center Board of Directors, serving as President for several years. Mark was an active member of Westhill Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. M. M. Culwell; his sister, Doris Rhea Stroud; brother-in-law, Audie L. Stroud; brother-in-law, John W. Voss; brother, Douglas L. Culwell; and niece, Linda Stroud.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gwen Bankhead Culwell; sons, Mark M. Culwell, Jr. and wife Mindy of Dallas, Texas and Curtis Culwell and wife Gayle of Garland, Texas; daughters, Libby Harris and husband Ron of Fairfield, Texas and Caroline Southard and husband Jon of Barry, Texas; grandchildren, Jeff Nelson, Joni Jennings, Courtney Nelson, Ashley Olin, Kady Culwell, Madelyn Powell, Lauren Cypert, Kevin Culwell, Steely Southard, Keller Southard, and Paxton Southard; great-grandchildren, Frankie Nelson, Cade Nelson, Paige Jennings, Payton Jennings, Hadley Powell, Kennedy Cypert; sister, Lila Voss, and thirteen nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 14, 2010 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

  • h/o Gwendolyn “Gwen” (Bankhead) Culwell; s/o Marion Monroe Jones Culwell & Kitty Cly (Jones) Culwell


Percival Anthony “Percy” Minter
May 12, 1865 - Oct. 19, 1948

P. A. MINTER DIES TUESDAY EVENING; RITES INCOMPLETE

P. A. Minter, aged 83 years, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Dallas Tuesday night at 10:00 o’clock. He formerly conducted a dairy here.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Merton M. Minter, San Antonio, and E. H. Minter, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. C. C. William, Ruston, La., and Mrs. Iola M. Weshard, Harlingen, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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MINTER SERVICES ARE SLATED HERE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for P. A. Minter, aged 83 years, who died in Dallas Tuesday night, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Dean Harrison, Christian minister of Dallas, and Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian Church.

Long-time Corsicana resident, Minter had been making his home in Dallas for some time. Prior to his retirement, he operated a dairy here.

He was a native of Boliver, Tenn., and had been her 47 years.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Merton M. Minter, San Antonio, and E. H. Minter, Dallas, and two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Williams, Ruston, La., and Mrs. Iola M. Weshard, Harlingen, and other relatives including five grand-children and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be E. J. Womack, Roy Miller, Robert Cason, N. F. Garret, Wesley Edens Sr., Dr. L. E. Kelton and Jimmie Mansfield.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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MINTER SERVICES ARE HELD HERE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for P. A. Minter, aged 83 years, who died in Dallas Tuesday night, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dean Harrison, Christian minister of Dallas, and Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church here.

Native of Boliver, Tenn, Minter came to Corsicana 47 years ago and operated a dairy here until his retirement several years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Merton M. Minter, San Antonio, and F. H. Minter, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Williams, Ruston, La., and Mrs. Iola M. Weshard, Harlingen; a brother, A. C. Minter, Mobil, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. F. A. Favre, Teague; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. J. Womack, Roy Miller, Robert Cason, N. F. Garrett, Wesley Edens, Sr., Dr. L. E. Kelton and Jimmie Mansfield.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Clinton Kerr Cowan
Feb 27, 1948 - Dec 18, 2016

Clinton Kerr Cowan, 68, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016. Visitation will be from 10 a.m., to 12 noon, Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m., at
Oakwood cemetery.

Clinton was born in Terrell, Texas, to the late Kerr Bicknell Cowan and Iris Shepperd Cowan who were both originally from Corsicana. Shortly after Clinton's birth, his dad re-enlisted in the U.S. Army to continue a military career begun during World War II. Thus, Clinton became an Army kid, moving from post to post around the world with the family, which later welcomed a more junior member, his sister, Bickie.

The family lived in Arkansas, Okinawa (Japan), Arizona, Germany, and Georgia before his dad retired in 1969, and made a final move to Corsicana. Clinton soon became a regular fixture on the corner of 4th Avenue and 24th Street, greeting passers-by with a wave and a smile. Other places he could frequently be seen were on the porch swing of the Cowan home on West Fourth Avenue, in services at St. John's Episcopal Church, at the railroad depot at the south end of Beaton Street, at the Park Lanes Bowling Alley on Saturdays and thumping canned goods at Brookshire's when shopping with his mother.

Once the Golden Circle Ranch became a viable workplace in the early 1970s, Clinton took his place as a participant in the program, enjoying the social connections and conviviality of the sheltered workshop. In recent years, he has lived in the Rescare group home on Oaklawn in Corsicana, where he reported that the food was always good and that he loved all the people.

Survivors include his sister, Bickie Cowan Roberts and husband, Alan, of Mabank; nephew, Jeffrey Roberts, of Balmorhea; nieces, Page Roberts Maughan and husband, Zach, of Logan, Utah, and Lauren Roberts Shafer and husband, Luke, of Tyler; other relatives and many friends.

Notes:

  • Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

  • Submitted Diane Richards

  • s/o Kerr Bicknell Cowan & Iris (Shepperd) Cowan


Clint Algood Washburn, Sr.
Dec 9, 1893 - Sep 2, 1976

C. A. Washburn

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Clint A. Washburn, 82, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nina Washburn of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Patterson and Mrs. Bobbie Phelps both of Corsicana; three grandsons, four brothers, R. I. Washburn of Athens, F. H. Washburn of Corsicana, W. D. Washburn of Walton, and Miles Washburn of Houston; two sister, Mrs. H. B. Bentley of Corsicana and Mrs. J. B. Heflin of Dallas and number of nieces and nephews.

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C. A. Washburn

Services were to be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Clint A. Washburn, 82, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

The Revs. Uriah Stegman and Frank Williams were to officiate, with burial following at
Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Algood, Ala., lived in Corsicana since 1931 and was a retired school custodian.

Survivors include his widow, two daughters, three grandchildren, four brother, two sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be A. C. Cox, Preston Garner, Percy McKinney, Ike Estell, Pete Hargrave and Lynn McCary.

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Mary Jane Bridges
Dec 21, 1948 – Dec 22, 1948

Rites Held For Infant Thursday

Mary Jane Bridges, one-day old daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Q. L. Bridges, Jr., 1350 West Third avenue, died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday night.

Funeral services were held at
Oakwood Cemetery Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, and two brothers, Jerry Lynn and Gene, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mose Armstrong and Mr. and Mrs. Q. L. Bridges, Sr., all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Walter C. Emery
Jan 10, 1894 - Oct 6, 1948

WALTER C. EMERY DIES WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY

Walter C. Emery, aged 54 years, died at his home, 104 West Avenue F. Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, B. C. Emery, Duncan, Okla.; E. C. Emery, Dallas, and W. L. Emery, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. E. T. Cartwright, Jr., Corsicana and Mrs. P. C. Hodge, College Station; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

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FRIDAY RITES HELD FOR WALTER EMERY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Walter C. Emery, aged 54 years, who died Wednesday at the family home, 104 West Avenue F., were held Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, B. C. Emery, Duncan, Okla.; E. C. Emery, Dallas, and W. L. Emery, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. E. T. Cartwright, Jr., Corsicana and Mrs. P. C. Hodge, College Station; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Dechaume, O. T. Nowell, C. E. Wilson, F. C. Stewart, Hugh Lynn and B. L. Sanders.

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Sallie L. (Batson) Emery
Oct 3, 1888 - Nov 28, 1955

Mrs. W. C. Emery Expires Monday

Mrs. W. C. Emery, aged 65 years, 319 W Collin street, died in Memorial Hospital shortly after noon Monday.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press hour.

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Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Emery

Mrs. W. C. Emery, 67, 310 West Collin street, did in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist Church. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, B. C. Emery, Duncan, Okla.; E. C. Emery, Grand Prairie, and W. L. Emery, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Cartwright, Jr., Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. E. C. Hodge, Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Leon Stough, Moody Dosser, R. W. Smith, Woody Wilson, L. E. Teel and H. C. Smithen, Jr.

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Mrs. Emery Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. C. Emery, aged 67 years, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday, were held Wednesday 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist Church, conducted the rites.

Surviving are three sons, B. C. Emery, Duncan, Okla.; E. C. Emery, Grand Prairie, and W. L. Emery, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Cartwright, Jr., Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. E. C. Hodge, Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers were Leon Stough, Moody Dosser, R. W. Smith, Woody Wilson, L. E. Teel and H. C. Smithen, Jr.

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Elbert Stephen Davis
Jun 24, 1882 - Oct 4, 1948

E. S. DAVIS RITES TUESDAY 2 P.M.; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for E. S. Davis, 66, who died early Monday at P. & S. Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Purdon. Rev. Walter Martin, pastor, will officiate and burial will be at
Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include the widow of Purdon; three sons, Guy of Houston; Vernon of Purdon, and Harold of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. C. L. Kirk of Cayuga; six grandchildren; three brothers, A. C. of Purdon; P. B. of Corsicana, and W. H. of Richland; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Ford of Dallas; Mrs. Ava Durbin, Houston; Mrs. M. W. Tickle, Purdon; and Mrs. Ben Shell of Blooming Grove.

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E. S. DAVIS RITES HELD AT PURDON CHURCH TUESDAY

Funeral services for E. S. Davis, aged 66 years, of Purdon, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning, were held from the First Baptist church in Purdon Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Walter Martin, pastor of the church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; three sons, Guv of Houston; Vernon of Purdon, and Harold of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. C. L. Kirk of Cayuga; six grandchildren; three brothers, A. C. of Purdon; P. B. of Corsicana, and W. H. of Richland; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Ford of Dallas; Mrs. Ava Durbin, Houston; Mrs. M. W. Tickle, Purdon; and Mrs. Ben Shell of Blooming Grove.

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Adolph William Levermann
Sep 17, 1859 - Oct 2, 1948

A. W. LEVERMANN DIES SATURDAY P.M.; FUNERAL MONDAY

PIONEER CORSICANA RESIDENT, MERCHANT SUCCUMBS AT AGE 89

Adolph William Levermann, aged 89 years, pioneer resident and merchant of Corsicana, died at his home, 1024 West Thirteenth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 1:10 o’clock. He had been in ill health for several months.

Funeral services will be held sometime Monday with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Mecklenburg, Germany. Levermann came to Galveston, Texas, when 20 years of age and a short time later established his residence in Corsicana. He was the owner and operator of his paint store here 51 years. The firm name is A. W. Levermann and Son.

Surviving are a son, A. C. Levermann, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. A. Weidmann, and Mrs. Roy L. Miller, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. K. Jones, Ardmore, Okla.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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A. W. LEVERMANN FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Adolph William Levermann, aged 89 years, who died Saturday afternoon at his home 1024 West Thirteenth avenue, were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. K. Schuster, Lutheran minister with Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF in charge of the graveside services.

Native of Mecklenburg, Germany, he arrived at Galveston, Texas when 20 years of age and a short time later settled in Corsicana. He founded the paint store bearing his name 51 years ago.

Surviving are a son, A. C. Levermann, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. A. Weidmann and Mrs. Roy L. Miller, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. B. K. Jones, Ardmore, Okla.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were F. C. Paul, J. N. Garitty, N. Suttle Roberts, Dr. Dan B. Hammill, Ed M. Polk and C. H. Williams.

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Adolph Charles Levermann
Oct 26, 1897 - Jun 24, 1964

A. C. Levermann Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Adolph C. Levermann, 67, native of Corsicana, 1209 West Fourteenth avenue, retired painter and contractor, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Dennis Smart, Episcopal rector, assisted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Born in Corsicana, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Levermann, he was in the paint business with the A. W. Levermann and Son paint company for more than 50 years. He was reared in the Episcopal church and was a member of the Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Levermann, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Weidemann and Frieda Miller both of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. K. Jones, Ardmore, Okla.; a niece, Miss Erma Weidemann, Corsicana; three nephews, Louis and A. W. Weidemann, both of Corsicana, and C. K. Jones, Jr., Ardmore, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. H. Williams, Joe Guthrie, Ed M. Polk, Allen Edens, Jr.; Chester Sprinkle, B. L. Cook, J. I. Ellett and Dr. Leslie E. Kelton, Jr.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jun 24, 1964

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • WWI Veteran

  • h/o Alice May (Smith) Levermann; s/o Adolph William Levermann & Mary (Nitze) Levermann

  • A. C. Leverman: his monument says Leverman but everything else says Levermann

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Thursday Rites A. C. Levermann

Funeral services for Adolph C. Levermann, 67, who died in Memorial hospital Wednesday morning, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Dennis Smart, Episcopal rector, assisted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Corsicana, Levermann was a well-known painter and contractor and was connected with the A. W. Levermann and Son Paint Company for about a half century. He was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Levermann, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Weidemann and Frieda Miller both of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. K. Jones, Ardmore, Okla.; a niece, Miss Erma Weidemann, Corsicana; three nephews, Louis and A. W. Weidemann, both of Corsicana, and C. K. Jones, Jr., Ardmore, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. H. Williams, Joe Guthrie, Ed M. Polk, Allen Edens, Jr.; Chester Sprinkle, B. L. Cook, J. I. Ellett and Dr. Leslie E. Kelton, Jr.

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Roy Lee Miller
Oct 28, 1888 - Dec 8, 1948

ROY MILLER DIES EARL WEDNESDAY; RITES THURSDAY

Roy Miller, aged 60 years, 1024 West Thirteenth avenue, died at an early hour Wednesday morning.

An employee of the Bethlehem Supply Company and the American Well and Prospecting Company for thirty years, Miller had been in ill health for some time.

He was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frieda Levermann Miller; mother, Mrs. Cora Miller; a sister, Mrs. Paul Bruce, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church, and Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the First Methodist church, Waco, formerly of Corsicana and Navarro County.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF will have charge of the graveside rites.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Dan Hamill, Richard Parker, W. T. Richardson, Eliot Johnston, Barney Cook and Jesse Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
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Notice IOOF
Brothers are requested to meet at IOOF Hall Thursday 3:30 P.M. to attend funeral services for Bro. Roy L. Miller.

T. W. Fluker, noble grand.
J. I. Ellet, Secretary

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ROY MILLER DIES WEDNESDAY; RITES HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Roy L. Miller, aged 60 years, 1024 West Thirteenth avenue, who died early Wednesday, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church, and Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the First Methodist church in Waco, formerly of Corsicana and Navarro county. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, had charge of the graveside rites.

Miller, a member of the IOOF Lodge, had been an employe of the Bethlehem Supply Company and its predecessor, the American Well and Prospect Company, for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frieda Levermann Miller; mother, Mrs. Cora Miller; a sister, Mrs. Paul Bruce, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. Dan Hamill, Richard Parker, W. T. Richardson, Eliot Johnston, Barney Cook and Jesse Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Cora Louise (Allmond) Miller
Apr 29, 1871 - Jun 19, 1958

Mrs. Cora Miller Dies Thursday

Mrs. Cora Miller, long-time Corsicana resident, 1008 Summitt, died Thursday night.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble of Bartlett, formerly of Corsicana, and Rev. John Harper, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Mrs. Miller was a life-long Methodist, holding active membership in the Methodist Protestant church until it merged with the Methodist church several years ago. She was active in Sunday School work in both churches and has held membership in the Central Methodist church for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul Bruce, Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. Luke Duff, Lawton, Okla. and Mrs. Faye Marr, Corsicana, and a nephew, Dr. Kenneth R. Duff, Houston.

Pallbearers will be J. L. Stubbs, John W. Hoffman, F. H. Washburn, W. H. Brown, Jack A. Kenney and Gilbert Stubbs. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Mrs. Cora Miller Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Miller, 87, long-time Corsicana resident, who died Thursday night at her home, 1008 Summitt, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Methodist church at Bartlett, formerly of Corsicana, and Rev. John Harper, pastor of the Central Methodist church here of which Mrs. Miller was a long-time active member.

Mrs. Miller was a member of the Methodist Protestant church prior to its merging with the Methodist church. She was active in Sunday school work.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul Bruce, Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. Luke Duff, Lawton, Okla. and Mrs. Faye Marr, Corsicana, and a nephew, Dr. Kenneth R. Duff, Houston.

Pallbearers were J. L. Stubbs, John W. Hoffman, F. H. Washburn, W. H. Brown, Jack A. Kenney and Gilbert Stubbs. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Wilma Inez (Miller) Bruce
Aug 25, 1893 - Jul 17, 1971

Bruce

Services for Mrs. Paul Bruce, who died Saturday in Corsicana, will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Corley’s Chapel.

Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband and one cousin, Mrs. Luke Duff of Lawton, Okla.

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Bruce

Funeral services for Mrs. Paul Bruce, were today at 10 a.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Rider officiating. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Bruce died Sunday.

Survivors include her husband and one cousin, Mrs. Luke Duff of Lawton, Okla.

Pallbearers were June Clark, Ralph Spell, W. A. Lang, Ralph Brown, H. R. Stroube, Silas Fry, John Tatum, Ed Mueller and J. H. Sullivan.

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Thomas Rangel
May 9, 1947 - Jun 15, 1948

Rites Wednesday For Infant Son

Funeral services for Thomas Rangel, year-old son of Abrama Rangel, who died at an early hour Tuesday at the family residence at 316 East Ninth Ave., will be held at the residence on Wednesday morning, June 16 at 10 o’clock.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery, with L. Hernandez officiating.

The boy is survived by his father, Abrama; two brothers, Frank and Abrama, Jr.; two sisters, Julia and Antonia; and his foster mother, Maxine Eledasma.

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Francisco “Frank” DeLaCruz
Sep 12, 1912 - Feb 24, 1944

Reburial Rites Held For Soldier

Funeral services for Pfc. Frank DeLaCruz, aged 32 years, killed in action in Italy Feb. 4, 1944, were held Wednesday night at 8 o’clock at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood Thursday morning.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Louis C. Hernandez, Presbyterian minister.

A sister, Lena De La Cruz, Corsicana survives.

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Robert Sterling “Bob” Mills
May 15, 1885 - Jun 10, 1948

ROBERT S. MILLS DIES THURSDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY

Robert S. Mills, aged 63 years, well-known barber here for many years, died at his home 2103 West Second avenue, Thursday morning, following an extended illness.

Native of Bazette, Mills had resided in Corsicana for about 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Gene Brown, both of Corsicana, Mrs. C. C. Mills, Kerens; four brothers,, Johnnie and Tommy Mills, both of Kerens; George Mills, Bazette and Claud Mills, Henderson; a sister, Mrs. Opal Baxter, Kerens, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Eleventh Ave. Methodist Church with the Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jun 10, 1948

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • h/o Mary E. (Yates) Brown-Mills married Nov 18, 1933; s/o Christopher Columbus Mills & Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” (Burrow) Mills

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ROBERT S. MILLS FUNERAL RITES ARE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Robert S. Mills, 63, barber, who died Thursday morning, were held from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Bazette, Mills had resided in Corsicana for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Gene Brown, both of Corsicana, Mrs. C. C. Mills, Kerens; four brothers,, Johnnie and Tommy Mills, both of Kerens; George Mills, Bazette and Claud Mills, Henderson; a sister, Mrs. Opal Baxter, Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leo Palmer, Harry Bruton, Aubrey V. Parker, Albert Fullerton, James Drew, Joe York, J. I. Ellett and Herbert Varley.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Caroline Mills Wood
Oct 17, 1899 - Jan 22, 1950

Rites Set Tuesday For Miss Wood, Kin Of Roger Q. Mills

Miss Caroline Mills Wood died at her home 1528 Woodlawn, Sunday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of San Diego, Calif., Miss Wood has made her home in Corsicana for the past eight years. She was a granddaughter of the late United States Senator Roger Q. Mills of Corsicana and a niece of the late Maj. Chas. H. Mills of Corsicana.

Surviving are two cousins, Mrs. Cullen Dunn and Miss Annie Lee Robbins, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be F. C. Paul, M. E. Savage, J. W. Hall, Cullen Wood Dunn, Tate Lindsey and W. P. McCammon.

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Miss Wood Rites Are Held Tuesday At Local Chapel

Funeral services for Miss Carolyn Mills Wood, who died at her home, 1528 Woodlawn, Sunday afternoon, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. Rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of San Diego, Calif., Miss Wood had made her home in Corsicana the past eight years. She was the granddaughter of the late United States Senator Roger Q. Mills of Corsicana.

Surviving are two cousins, Mrs. Cullen Dunn and Miss Annie Lee Robbins, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. C. Paul, M. E. Savage, J. W. Hall, Cullen Wood Dunn, Tate Lindsey and W. P. McCammon.

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