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Thelma Jo (Pattison) Denbow
Feb 14, 1910 - Sep 2, 1976

Mrs. Denbow

Services will be 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Howard (Thelma) Denbow, 66, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

She was office manager for Navtex Feed and Supply Inc., a native of Emhouse and a resident od Corsicana 45 years.

Survivors include a brother, Berton Pattison of Corsicana and a niece, Mrs. Bobbie Abernathy of New Orleans, La.

Her husband, preceded her in death Sep. 17, 1969.

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Mrs. Denbow

Services were to be at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Howard (Thelma) Denbow, 66, Corsicana resident, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

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

Pallbearers were to be Dewain Turner, Abe Stroud, Eddie Denbow, Bill Ricks, Dr. J. D. Carroll and Steve Stroube.

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Luther Smith
May 3, 1875 - Mar 22, 1948

Luther Smith, 72, Shoemaker, Dies On Fishing Trip

Luther Smith, 72, shoemaker, 1002 South Fifteenth street, died near Kerens Monday afternoon about 3 o’clock while en route home from a week end fishing trip to the Trinity river, relatives said.

He was accompanied by Fred Mooneyhan, a neighbor, and became ill while their car was mired in a mudhole four miles from Kerens.

After aid was secured in getting the car out, the party rushed to a physician’s office in Kerens where a doctor pronounced him dead and said that a heart attack apparently was the cause of death.

The two men had been fishing on the river since Saturday, and Mooneyhan was quoted as reporting Smith took a severe cold after their tent was blown down during the storm and high winds and they became wet during the rains.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Emmett C. Northcutt, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene.

Native of Vosha, La., he had resided in Corsicana 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mamie Smith, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. F. O. Warren, Corsicana; Mrs. L. M. Courtney, Dallas, and Mrs. Clota Wise, Irvin; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four brothers, Arthur, Jerry, Babe and Ed Smith, all of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Josie Travis, Kingsville and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 23, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mamie Lee (Carson) Smith; s/o Albert Smith and Mary Frances (Bosha) Smith per death certificate (sister Josie (Smith) Travis death certificate says Mary Bessier, brother Albert says Bozier, brother Babe says Bosier)

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LUTHER SMITH HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Luther Smith, 72, shoemaker, 1002 South Fifteenth street, who died near Kerens Monday afternoon en route home from a Trinity river fishing trip, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Emmett C. Northcutt of the Church of the Nazarene.

Native of Louisiana, Smith had resided in Corsicana 50 years.

Smith became ill when a car in which he and Fred Mooneyhan, also of Corsicana became mired four miles from Kerens, and he was pronounced dead upon arrival at a physician’s office in Kerens. A heart attack was believed the cause of death. Relatives said Smith contracted a severe cold when his tent was blown down during the week-end rain and windstorm that struck his camp on the rives.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mamie Smith, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. F. O. Warren, Corsicana; Mrs. L. M. Courtney, Dallas, and Mrs. Clota Wise, Irvin; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four brothers, Arthur, Jerry, Babe and Ed Smith, all of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Josie Travis, Kingsville and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. W. Cofer, O. C. Anglin, Lloyd Mooneyhan, Roy Soape, C. Gregory and Spurgeon Williams.

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Rev. Billy Joe Grimes
Oct 3, 1926 - Oct 18, 1977

Rev. Grimes

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for the Rev. B. J. Grimes, 51, resident of Angus, who died yesterday in Quitman, the Rev. Clayton Smith and the Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a chaplain for React, pastor at Angus Baptist Church 17 years, and was preceded in death by his daughter, Debbie Grimes, in 1971.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betty Grimes of Angus; two sons, Danny Grimes of Mt. Belvieu and Darrell Grimes of Angus; two daughters, Mrs. Pattie Craig of Corsicana and Miss Melanie Grimes of Angus; two grandchildren, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Grimes of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cox of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Pallbearers are Lloyd Allison, Jack Robinson, Douglas Farmer, Lowell Bonner, Bill Ponder, and Curtis Penney.

Honorary pallbearers are Carown Central Softball Team members.

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Rev. Grimes

Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for the Rev. B. J. Grimes, 61, resident of Angus, who died Tuesday in Quitman. Burial was at Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bo Turner, Lloyd Allison, Jack Robinson, Douglas Farmer, Lowell Bonner, Bill Ponder and Curtis Penney.

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Carlton W. Grimes is:

Carl Walton Grimes
Jul 19, 1894 - Jul 5, 1956

Carl W. Grimes Dies Thursday

Carl W. Grimes, 59, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Carl Lee Grimes, Midland, and Dewey Grimes, Corsicana; six grandchildren; three brothers, Odie and Loyd Grimes, both of Corsicana, and Doyle Grimes, Mexia; two sisters, Mrs. Will Russell and Mrs. Woodrow Sandlin, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel, Saturday at 4 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Billy Bryant, Assembly of God minister.

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Carl W. Grimes Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Carl W. Grimes, 59, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night, will be held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Billy Bryant, Assembly of God minister. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Grimes was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Carl Lee Grimes, Midland, and Dewey Grimes, Corsicana; six grandchildren; three brothers, Odie and Loyd Grimes, both of Corsicana, and Doyle Grimes, Mexia; two sisters, Mrs. Will Russell and Mrs. Woodrow Sandlin, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Simpson Russell, Leo Russell, Buford Russell, Clifton Russell, Billy Joe Grimes, Billy DuBose and O. D. Bailey.

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Debra Kay Grimes
Aug 6, 1955 - Sep 8, 1971

Grimes

Miss Debra Kay Grimes, 16, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. B. J. Grimes of Angus, died early Wednesday in the Wortham hospital after becoming ill at school in Corsicana Tuesday.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating, assisted by Rev. Roland Spears. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Danny Joe and Darrell Grimes; two sisters, Melanie Grimes and Mrs. Pattie Craig, all of Angus; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Grimes, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lennon, Angus.

Pallbearers will be Joe Brannon, Mike Raley, Roy L. McCain, Robert Miles, Kevin Farmer and Larry Vice.

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Grimes

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Miss Debra Kay Grimes, 16, CHS student who died early Wednesday in a Wortham hospital. The Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Roland Spears. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Martin, Larry Vice, Kevin Farmer, Robert Miles, Roy L. McCain and Mike Raley.

She is survived by her parents the Rev. and Mrs. B. J. Grimes of Angus; two sisters, Mrs. Pattie Craig, Corsicana, and Melanie Grimes, Angus; two brothers, Danny Joe and Darrell Grimes, Angus; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Grimes, Corsicana, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lennon, Angus.

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Grimes

Funeral services for Miss Debra Kay Grimes, 16, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. B. J. Grimes of Angus, were at 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Officiating were the Revs. Charles Pringle and Roland Spears.

A student at Corsicana High School, she died in a hospital Wednesday.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, two brothers, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

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Dewey Gilbert Grimes
Jun 18, 1926 - Jun 15, 1977

Dewey Grimes

Services are to be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Dewey Grimes, 50, resident of Corsicana, who died this morning at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bernice Grimes of Corsicana; two sons, Gary Grimes of Corsicana and Leslie Grimes of Hollman Air Force Base, N. M.; a daughter, Mrs. Darlene Plemons of Corsicana; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Mattie Holley of Amarillo; and a brother, Carl L. Grimes of Corsicana.

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Dewey Grimes

Services are to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Dewey Grimes, 50, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. E. M. Hukil and Rev. Maurice McLeroy will officiate.

Pallbearers will be J. M. Coker, Arnold Coker, Melvin Jordan, Bennie Robertson, Kenneth Tramel, Leroy Elmore and Keith Berry.

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Effie Delilah (Grimes) Russell
Oct 15, 1896 - Feb 22, 1971

Mrs. Russell Dies Monday

Mrs. J. W. Russell, 74, native of Blooming Grove who had been a Corsicana resident most of her life, died Monday in Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Grimes.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. J. Roland Spears and the Rev. Vernon Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband; four sons, Clifton and Buford Russell of Corsicana, Simpson and Leo Russell of Waxahachie; one daughter, Mrs. O. D. Bailey, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lloyd and Odie Grimes, Corsicana, and Doyle Grimes, Clarksville; and one sister, Mrs. Woodrow Sandlin, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be E. H. Richards, Clyde Richards, Roy Poteet, Richard Edmondson, James Phelps, Roy Ward, Herman Beck and Gerald Washington.

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Russell Rites

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Russell, 74, were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel. She died Monday. The officiating ministers were Rev. J. Roland Spears, and the Rev. Vernon Moore. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Her survivors include her husband, four sons, a daughter, a sister, 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

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Esther (Sullivan) Wheeler
Feb 22, 1882 - Apr 14, 1948

MRS. WHEELER DIES TODAY; PROMINENT IN MUSIC AFFAIRS

Mrs. Esther Wheeler, prominent in musical circles, life-long Corsicana resident, died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock following an extended illness.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press hour.

Mrs. Wheeler was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Sullivan, pioneer Corsicana residents.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Russell; a grandson, Clyde Russell, U. S. Naval Station, Dallas, and other relatives.

Mrs. Wheeler was a member of St. John’s Episcopal church choir.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WHEELER PLANNED FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Wheeler, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. Q. Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. Members of the vestry will be pallbearers.

Prominent in local musical circles, Mrs. Wheeler had been a member of St. John’s choir for a number of years.

Mrs. Wheeler was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Sullivan, pioneer residents of Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Russell, Oklahoma City; a grandson, Clyde Russell, U. S. Navy, Dallas.

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FRIDAY FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. ESTHER WHEELER

Funeral services for Mrs. Ester Wheeler, life-long Corsicana resident, who died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday, were held Friday morning at 11 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. Q. Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the St. John’s choir.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Russell, Oklahoma City; a grandson, Clyde Russell, U. S. Navy, Dallas.

Pallbearers were E. Y. Cunningham, R. R. Cocke, A. P. Mays, Vivian Mowlam, J. F. Adams, Ed Rittersbacher, William Bacon, J. E. Butler, H. D. Johnson, and Allyn Lang, all vestrymen.

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Oscar Isom
Jun 20, 1902 - Feb 20, 1948

Arkansas Resident Dies Here Friday

Oscar Isom, aged 45 years, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Friday night at the Brannon Hotel.

Isom arrived in Corsicana, with a friend, Paul Ownby, also of Jonesboro, en route to Arizona, and became too ill to continue the trip, it was stated.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Laura Isom, Sherman, and Mrs. Fellner, Denison; and a brother, Ernest Isom, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be held here Sunday afternoon from the McCammon Funeral Chapel at 1 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

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SUNDAY RITES FOR OSCAR ISOM WITH BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Oscar Isom, 45, of Jonesboro, Ark., who died Friday night at a local hotel, were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Isom arrived in Corsicana Wednesday night en route to Arizona. He became ill and was unable to continue the trip.

Survivors are two sisters, Laura Isom, Sherman, and Mrs. Feliner, Denison and a brother, Ernest Isom, Tulsa, Okla.

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Gordon W. Wilson
Feb 15, 1940 - Dec 6, 2019

Gordon W. Wilson, age 79, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Waxahachie after a brief illness. He was born on Feb. 15, 1940 in Baytown to William George Wilson and Eva Shepard Wilson.

Upon graduation in 1958 from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Gordon began his studies at Texas A&M School of Architecture. He was in the Texas A&M class of '64 and then began a long and busy career as an architect. Gordon designed over 75 banks in Texas as well as jails, schools and many commercial structures. He designed projects for the cities of Sherman, Dallas, Ennis, Waxahachie and Corsicana.

He married Debbie Castellow Hickey in August of 1990 and they began a long and happy life, traveling and entertaining. He loved his "special" place in Leakey where he and Debbie would float the Frio River. Gordon loved to work in the yard and always sculptured and manicured their yard to the finest, but his true love was golf. Gordon at one time had been a scratch golfer and enjoyed playing golf with his "Warrior" friends at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas. He taught Debbie how to play golf and she taught him how to fish.

Gordon is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary Virginia Wilson Pierce.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Wilson of Corsicana, son Wade Wilson and wife, Shannon Wilson of California, stepson Mark Hickey and wife, Amanda Hickey of Magnolia, grandchildren, Luke Wilson, Makena Wilson, Zachery Hickey and Hannah Hickey; brothers Jerry Wilson and Charles Wilson and numerous nephews and nieces, including special niece Monica Moore of Mildred, special nephew Matthew Castellow of Roanoke, special great nephews Ashton Moore and Brennan Moore of Mildred and special great niece Ava Castellow of Roanoke.

No formal visitation is scheduled at this time. Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb and longtime friend Pastor Troy Miles officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Zachery Hickey, James Moore, Ashton Moore, Brennan Moore and Steven Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be the "Warriors" of Royal Oaks Country Club. A private burial will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas at a later date.

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William Thomas Spratlin, Jr.
Dec 22, 2956 - Dec 5, 2019

William Thomas Spratlin, Jr. passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019. He was born December 22, 1956 in Atlanta, Georgia. Thomas retired from GB Services. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Fantry; daughter, Valerie Mahar; mother, Joyce Spurlock Henry; and his father, William Spratlin, Sr.

Survivors include his children, William "Billy" Spratlin, III, Naomi "Misty" James and husband Matthew, Stephen Spratlin and wife Amber, Brian Fantry and wife Angelique; grandchildren, Krisha, Lindsay, Kira, Kirsten, Jayden, Tyson, Kelton, Kollin, Adeline; great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Rowan; brothers and sisters, William "Bo" Henry, Pam Henry, Linda Johnson, Mary Cole; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Baum Carlock Bumgardner Funeral home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2019 in the Baum Carlock Bumgardner Chapel with burial following at Sturdivant Cemetery.

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Robert Lynn "Bob" Owen
May 18, 1944 - Nov 28, 2019

Robert Lynn Owen (Bob), of Morgan Mill, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Russell White officiating. Burial will follow at Morgan Mill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Bob was born on May 18, 1944 in Corsicana to the late James Albert Floyd and Ollie Jeanette Garner Owen. He married Sandra Rister on June 3, 1967 in Big Spring, sharing over 52 wonderful years together.

Bob served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force. He was a long-time member and servant at Victory Baptist Church in Stephenville, and lived the past 30 years in Morgan Mill, moving from East Texas.

Bob was a Meteorological Technician with the National Weather Service and retired with 38 years of service.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Sandra; daughter, Lynn and husband Craig Ries of San Angelo; son, Michael and wife Angie Owen of Weatherford; grandchildren, Lexi and husband Bryce Zak, Nick Ries, Michaela Owen, and Jake Owen; sister, Earlene and husband Johnnie Bowling; brothers, Kenneth Owen and Don and wife Juanita Owen; and many nieces and nephews.

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Jim L. Coody
Mar 22, 1940 - Dec 16, 2019

Jim L. Coody passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. He was born in Ada, Oklahoma on March 22, 1940 to Charles and Geneva Coody.

Jim grew up in Ada, Oklahoma on the family dairy until moving to Alamogordo, New Mexico his junior year of high school, where he was very active in sports. Following high school, he attended and played football for West Texas State University. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Business from New Mexico State University.

He had a long career in the insurance industry and then retired to become an active rancher in New Mexico, then later in Barry.

He was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed being outside, working on projects, fishing, and watching football. He was a devout Christian and an active member of the Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County. Above all, he was best known for his continual pranks and sense of humor.

While in Alamogordo, he met the love of his life, Martha Jean. They married December 22, 1962. They had three children, Kathy, David and Jesse.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Geneva Coody, his brother Charles F. Coody Jr., and his son Jesse Coody.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha; his brother, Carl Coody and wife Francis; sister-in-law Thelma Coody; his children Kathy Coody, David Coody and wife Christena, and daughter-law Lisa Coody; his grandchildren Megan and husband Patrick, Sue and husband Blake, Kelsey and husband Kyle, Paige, Doss, Jace and Stephanie; his great-grandchildren Brody, Jaci, Jessie, and Asher.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County, followed by the funeral service at 6:30 p.m.

Burial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 at Monte Vista Cemetery in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Frank Lewis "Frankie" Rouse, Jr.
Oct 14, 1940 - Dec 5, 2019

Frank Lewis Rouse Jr, 79, went home to our Lord and Savior on Dec. 5, 2019. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Frank Lewis Rouse Jr, 79, went home to our Lord and Savior on December 5, 2019. Frankie was born on October 14, 1940 in Navarro County near Streetman to Frank and Gladys Rouse. He married Linda Ray on March 24th 1962.

Frankie worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad as a telegrapher and retired after 23 years. Later, he owned Frank’s Used Cars where he worked with his son, Shannon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many. Frankie had a great passion for baseball. He loved everything about the game and was a lifelong Texas Ranger fan. He was an extraordinary pitcher for the Corsicana Tigers, still holding a strikeout record for the State tournament in 1958. He also loved to take fishing trips to the coast with friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife of 38 years, Linda Louise Rouse, sister Margie Willard, and precious grandson Daniel Steely. He is survived by son and daughter in law Shannon and Sharon Rouse, daughter and son in law Pam and Kevin Steely, grandsons Greg, Brett, and Tyler Steely, Richard Swindle and wife Beckie, granddaughters Amy Jo Virgil and husband Steven, and Kelly Swindle. Great grandchildren Anthony, Michael, Aleah, Jackson, Mary Kate and Emmillie, sister and brother in law Marlene and Raymond Ivy.


Visitation will be Monday evening from 6 - 8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 2:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel

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Virgil Telton Wright
Apr 23, 1877 - May 14, 1948

VIRGIL T. WRIGHT FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED SATURDAY

Virgil Telton Wright, aged 71 years, retired farmer, died Friday night at 1501 West Twelfth avenue.

Funeral services are to be from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. J. E. Hollingsworth Baptist minister of Fort Worth.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, V. E. and M. N. Wright, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Medford, Dallas, and Mrs. Marvin Wossum, Corsicana; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a brother, J. J. W. Wright, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. E. L. Spence, Kerrville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be W. M. Archer, G. C. Kent, Ralph Sawyer, Ben Jordan, R. W. Wiggins and I. T. Kent.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., May 15, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie Belle (Noble) Wright married May 17, 1899; s/o John M. Wright & Mahala (McCulloch) Wright buried in Hopewell cemetery

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FUNERAL RITES FOR V. T. WRIGHT HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Virgil Telton Wright, aged 71 years, retired farmer, who died at the family home, 1501 West Twelfth avenue Friday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Hollingsworth, Baptist minister, of Fort Worth.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, V. E. and M. N. Wright, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Medford, Dallas, and Mrs. Marvin Wossum, Corsicana; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a brother, J. J. W. Wright, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. E. L. Spence, Kerrville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. M. Archer, G. C. Kent, Ralph Sawyer, Ben Jordan, R. W. Wiggins and I. T. Kent.

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Relatives, Friends From Out Of Town At Wright Funeral

Out-of-town relatives and friends attending the funeral of the late Virgil Wright were Mrs. Ruby Medford, Floyd Medford, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ballard of Dallas; Mrs. E. L. Spence and Velna Merrell of Kerrville; Mrs. J. B. Wells, of Houston.

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Annie Belle (Noble) Wright
Dec 6, 1874 - Jan 3, 1962

Mrs. V. T. Wright Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Virgil T. Wright, long-time Corsicana resident, died Wednesday in Memorial hospital. She was 87.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church chapel with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Ripley, Miss., who was born Dec. 6, 1874, Mrs. Wright had resided in Corsicana the past 66 years.

She was a member of the First Baptist church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marvin Wassum, Corsicana and Mrs. Ruby Medford, Dallas; two sons, Marion Noble Wright, Corsicana, and V. E. (Dutch) Wright, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Sanford Bingham, Corsicana; and Mrs. J. B. Wells, Houston; one brother, L. L. Noble, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Dr. Floyd Medford, Jr., Clairemont, Calif., and Mrs. V. G. Ballard, Dallas; seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 3, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Virgil Telton Wright married May 17, 1899; d/o John Robert Noble & Florence Madora (Brown) Noble buried in Dresden cemetery

Lester Love Noble
Sep 11, 1892 - Nov 7, 1964

Final Rites For L. L. Noble Held Monday

L. L. Noble, 74, of 617 North Twenty-Fifth street, died in the Navarro clinic Saturday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services are scheduled Monday at 4 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Noble was a retired employe of the Southern Pacific Lines.

Surviving are a daughter, MRs. Clyde Halbert, Chicago; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Wells, Houston, and Mrs. W. S. Bingham, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. K. Peters, Silas Fry, Monroe Hurley, Charlie Bee, Marvin Wossum, Dr. W. R. Sneed and Kenneth Renfrow.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 9, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mittie Garon (DuBose) Noble; s/o John Robert Noble & Florence Madora (Brown) Noble buried in Dresden cemetery

Mittie Garon (DuBose) Noble
Apr 3, 1893 - Feb 9, 1961

Mrs. L. L. Noble Dies Thursday, Rites Friday

Mrs. L. L. Noble, 617 North Twenty-fifth street, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church, of which she was a long-time member. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are her husband, of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Halbert, Tulsa, Okla.; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. A. G. DuBose, Crosbyton; two sisters, Mrs. Olivia Collins, Crosbyton and Mrs. Edna Sales, Ralls; two brothers, Joel DuBose Lubbock, and Abner DuBose, Corpus Christi, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Monroe Hurley, Charlie Bee, M. R. Wossum, Silas Fry, Dr. W. R. Sneed, C. K. Peters.

Griffin will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb 9, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Lester Love Noble; d/o Abner Gaines DuBose & Sarah Lelah (Brown) DuBose buried in Aspermont Cemetery, Aspermont, Tx.

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Final Rites Held Friday For Mrs. Noble

Final rites for Mrs. L. L. Noble were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor, officiating. Interment was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

A long-time resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Noble died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday following an extended illness.

She was a member of the First Baptist church.

Survivors other than her husband, L. L. Noble of Corsicana, are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Halbert, Tulsa, Okla.; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. A. G. DuBose, Crosbyton; two sisters, Mrs. Olivia Collins, Crosbyton and Mrs. Edna Sales, Ralls; two brothers, Joel DuBose Lubbock, and Abner DuBose, Corpus Christi, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be Monroe Hurley, Charlie Bee, M. R. Wossum, Silas Fry, Dr. W. R. Sneed, C. K. Peters, Steven Valentik and S. A. Findley.

Griffin directs.

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William Sanford Bingham
Feb 11, 1880 - Aug 5, 1960

W. S. Bingham Dies Friday; Rites Sunday

W. Sanford Bingham, aged 80 years, long-time Corsicana resident, 1419 West Park avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church of which he was a long-time member with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Kyle M. Yates of Waco.

Bingham, a native of Tennessee, was a Corsicana resident most of his life. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1900.

He retired as a rural route carrier out of the Corsicana post office a number of years ago, and had been the school census enumerator for the Corsicana Independent School district for years. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge and a former Magnolia Petroleum Company auditor.

At the time of his death, he was a member of the City of Corsicana board of equalization.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Euell Bingham, Houston; a brother, O. B. Bingham, Eldorado, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Dobie, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. R. Steely, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. P. McCammon, Clyde Gutshall, W. E. McKinney, Fullwood Boyd, John B. Davis and Harry Auld.

McCammon directs.

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Hold Services W. S. Bingham

Funeral services for W. Sanford Bingham, 80, of 1419 West Park, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon following a short illness, were held from the First Baptist church Sunday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Kyle M. Yates, professor of Bible, Baylor University, Waco. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, Bingham spent most of his life in Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1900 and retired as a rural route carrier of the Corsicana post office a number of years ago. He was school census enumerator of the Corsicana public school system for many years, was an auditor for Magnolia Petroleum company at one time, and was a member of the City of Corsicana tax board equalization at the time of his death.

Bingham was a long-time member of the First Baptist church and Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Euell Bingham, Houston; a brother, O. B. Bingham, Eldorado, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Dobie, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. R. Steely, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. P. McCammon, Clyde Gutshall, W. E. McKinney, Fullwood Boyd, John B. Davis and Harry Auld.

McCammon directed.

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William S. Ware
Feb 19, 1866 - Jul 14, 1948

RICHLAND RITES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR WM. S. WARE

Funeral services for William S. Ware, 82, were held from the First Baptist church in Richland Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. F. Fowler.

Ware died at his home in Richland Wednesday night.

Born Feb. 19, 1866, in Stewart county, Ga., he had resided at Richland 33 years. He had been a member of the Baptist church 66 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lonie S. Ware, Richland, to whom he was married, February 23, 1889; three daughters, Mrs. Ilah Belle Stringer, Mt. Calm; Mrs. Tety Brown, Corsicana, and Mrs. Estelle Yeatts, Upland, Calif.; two brothers, John and Thomas Ware, both of Angus; two sisters, Mrs. Parilee Blissett, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Ozela Pugh, Angus; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One son died in infancy and another, George Ware, died in June 1946.

Pallbearers were Frank Ware, Fred Ware, Neal Brown, Jr., Roscoe Chism, S. F. Herod and W. L. Hendon.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 16, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lonie (Smith) Ware; s/o George Washington Ware & Sarah Virginia Ann (Lynch) Ware buried in Hopewell cemetery

Willie Eldon Corley
Jul 21, 1922 - Feb 6, 1945
 
PVT. WILLIE CORLEY FUNERAL SERVICE SLATED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Pvt. Willie E. Corley, 32, native of Richland who was killed in action in Germany Feb. 26, 1945, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

The body was scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Friday.

Surviving are a son, Edward E. Corley and a daughter, Joyce Laynette Corley, both of Kilgore; mother, Mrs. W. L. Corley, Gladewater; a brother, Edward L. Corley, and two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Trull, Kilgore, and Mrs. Jesse Segovia, Gladewater, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Allen L. Taylor, Wayne Brown, Joe Hollaway, Barney Richards and Leo Jones.

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PVT. WILLIE CORLEY FUNERAL SERVICE IS HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Pvt. Willie E. Corley, 22, native of Richland, who was killed in action in Germany, February 26, 1945, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Edward C. Corley, and a daughter, Joyce Laynette Corley, both of Kilgore; mother, Mrs. W. L. Corley, Gladewater; a brother, Edward L. Corley, Gladewater; two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Trull, Kilgore, and Mrs. Jesse Segovia, Gladewater, and other relatives.

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Montana (McCormick) Simpson
Jul 9, 1878 - May 17, 1948

RICHLAND WOMAN DIES LAST NIGHT; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Montana Simpson, aged 69 years, of Richland, died Monday night at 9:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Haskell L. Murphy, Richland; Mrs. L. H. Howell, Kerens, and Mrs. L. M. Murphy, Corsicana; a son, O. E. Simpson, Overton; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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John Riley Strickland, Sr.
Apr 12, 1901 - Oct 12, 1948

J. R. STRICKLAND FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY

John R. Strickland, aged 46 years of Richland, died Monday evening.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock form the First Baptist church in Richland with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Fowler, pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; two sons, John Riley Strickland and James Allen Strickland, both of Richland; five brothers, J. S., S. B. and Herman Strickland, all of Dickinson; Curtis Strickland, Laurel, Miss., and Ira Strickland, Ellisville, Miss.; four sisters, Mrs. E. N. Walter, Picayune, Miss.; Mrs. H. C. Sanders and Mrs. M. E. Holder, both of Ellisville, Miss., and Mrs. A. W. Tucker, Ovette, Miss., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 12, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary Louise (McLendon) Strickland 2nd wife Josephine Dorothy (Anglin) Strickland; s/o James Solomon Strickland, Sr. & Liza (Skelly) Strickland ( he has a son and a daughter by Mary - Lineol E. (Strickland) Veale and Jack Eugene Strickland)

Josephine Dorothy (Anglin) Strickland
Feb 28, 1918 - Dec 21, 1972

Mrs. Strickland

Funeral services were to be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Dorothy J. Strickland, 54, of Corsicana, who died here Thursday.

Rev. B. W. Johnson was to officiate, with burial to follow at Richland Cemetery in Richland.

She was a native of Richland and a member of the Richland Baptist church.

Survivors include three sons, John Strickland of Centralia, Ill., and James Strickland and Eddie Strickland both of Corsicana; a grandson, James Strickland of Centralia; a step-daughter, Linda Zeale of Beaumont; a step-son, Jack Strickland of Beaumont; four brothers, Clyde Anglin, Bill Anglin, and Allyn Anglin, all of Corsicana, and Nolan Anglin of Streetman; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Gregory of Corsicana, Mrs. Odessa Jelufak of Houston and Mrs. Minnie Glass of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be Mickey Glass, Billy Jack Glass, Judge James Sewell, William McKie, Anthony Ivie, and Rickey Ivie.

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Alnela Alice Cornelia (Stone) Pierce
May 13, 1893 - Feb 18, 1974

Rites Are Wednesday For Mrs. F. A. Pierce

DALLAS—Mrs. Festus A. Pierce, former longtime Corsicana resident, died early Monday in the C. C. Young Methodist Home in Dallas after a lengthy illness. She had made her home in Dallas the past three and a half years.

She was the mother of Mrs. Jack Stroube of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church here, but other arrangements had not been completed today at Corley Funeral Home.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Stroube and Mrs. Bette Wells of Dallas, and Mrs. Fielding Atchley of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. R. R. Wier of Ardmore, Okla., and Mrs. T. E. Brown of Shreveport, La.

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Mrs. F. A. Pierce

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church for Mrs. Festus A. Pierce, Dallas, former longtime Corsicana resident who died Monday in Dallas after a lengthy illness. The pastor, the Rev. Jack Riley, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Sidney Roberts. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with Corley Funeral Home conducting.

Her husband, Festus A. Pierce, a Corsicana druggist for many years, preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1956. A native of Easonville, Ala., Mrs. Pierce was a member of First United Methodist Church here and had taught Sunday School and served as president of the Women's Society of Christian Service. She had served more than a decade on the Corsicana School Board of Trustees and served two-terms as secretary of the board. She was a Life Member of Kinsloe House. She had been a resident of Dallas the past four years.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church for more than 50 years. She taught at Thompson's Gin School in Coolidge, attended Hubbard Schools and went to Georgetown University.

The family requests that those wishing to make memorial donations please send them to the First United Methodist Church here or to the charity of their choice.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jack Stroube and Mrs. Bette Wells, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Fielding Atchley of Chattanooga, Ten.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. T. E. Brown of Shreveport, LA., and Mrs. R. R. Wier of Ardmore, Okla.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews including Fielding Atchley, Jr., Bill Stroube, Frank Stroube, Jim Wells, Jr., Edward Brown, Joel Brown and Bill Brown.

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William Cornelius “Cornie” Stroube, Jr.
Dec 14, 1895 - Feb 14, 1973

W. C. Stroube

W. C. “Cornie” Stroube, 77, prominent Corsicana oil man, investor, and philantrophist, died Wednesday in the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. He had been in ill health for the past several years and been hospitalized about 10 days.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Haley, pastor of First Christian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Stroube was born in Baird, Texas, Dec. 14, 1895, and spent his youth in Mangum, Okla., where he met and married Bess Watts on April 30, 1917. After serving in World War I, he followed the oil booms from town to town, moving to Corsicana in July, 1923, as an oil driller and became a successful oil operator.

He had served his community in almost every field. Stroube was a former Corsicana City Commissioner, a trustee of First National Bank. He was one of the founders or the Navarro County Fair Association.

One of his greatest services and pleasures was as a trustee of the J. L. Collins Estate which has generated millions of dollars for charitable causes in Navarro County and elsewhere. As a Collins trustee, Stroube directed the planning of the building of both the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church here and the James L. Collins Parochial School. He was a past president of the Corsicana Country Club.

In 1955, Stroube was honored as “Man of the Year” by the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce.

He and his late brother, H. R. Stroube, Sr., formed the Stroube and Stroube Oil Company here many years ago. H. R. Stroube preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 1971.

In addition to his widespread oil interests, Stroube was a rancher, farmer and thorough-bred horse breeder in Navarro County. His California business interests included ranching, farming in which he grew citrus crops and in development of real estate.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bess Stroube; one son, Joe E. Stroube of Sonora; two granddaughters, Mrs. William T. Henson and Miss Susan Stroube, Dallas; a great granddaughter, Melissa Henson, born Feb. 4, 1973; a half-brother, Frank B. McNally of Longview; and several nieces and nephews, including H. R. Stroube, Jr., of Corsicana and Jack Stroube of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Andy Anderson, Truman Bragg, Ralph R. Brown, Jim Dyer, Chet Lauck, J. C. Roe, George Weinschel, W. D. Wyatt and John R. Corley.

Honorary pallbearers will be directors of the First National Bank and trustees, deacons and elders of First Christian Church.

The family requests that memorial tributes be in the form of contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb 15, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bessie “Bess” (Watts) Stroube married Apr. 30, 1917; s/o William Cornelius Stroube, Sr. & Katherine May “Kittie” (Pace) Stroube-McNally-Rice

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W. C. Stroube

Funeral services for W. C. (Cornie) Stroube, prominent oil operator and civic leader here for 50 years, were to be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial to be in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Haley, pastor of First Christian Church of which Stroube was a longtime member and trustee, was to officiate.

A native of Baird, Texas, he had been active in civic life of Corsicana since moving to Corsicana in 1923. A former Corsicana City Commissioner, Stroube was a director of First National Bank and served for many years on the boards of the Twilight Home, the public library, and as trustee of the J. L. Collins Estate. He was named “Man of the Year” in 1955 by the Chamber of Commerce.

A rancher and farmer with interests in both Navarro County and California, the oil man died Wednesday in a Houston hospital.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bess Stroube; a son, Joe E. Stroube of Sonora; two granddaughters, and one great grandchild; a half-brother, Frank B. McNally of Longview; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be Truman Bragg, George Weinschel, W. D. Wyatt Andy Anderson, Chet Lauck, Ralph R. Brown, J. C. Roe, Jim Dyer and John R. Corley. Named as honorary pallbearers were directors of First National Bank and trustees, deacons and elders of First Christian Church.

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W. C. Stroube

Funeral services for W. C. Stroube, 77, prominent Corsicana oil operator, were at 2:30 p.m. Friday at a local funeral home with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Haley officiated. He died Wednesday in a Houston hospital.

Surviving are his widow, one son, two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter, a half-brother and several nieces and nephews.

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Thomas A. “Tom” Pinkston
Jan 29, 1882 - Feb 11, 1948

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TOM PINKSTON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Tom Pinkston, aged 66 years, native Corsicanan, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon following a short illness.

Funeral services were slated from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Pinkston won the first Corsicana Country Club golf championship in 1930 and was a well-known golfer here for years. He had been employed at the Bethlehem Supply Company for the past several years, and formerly was engaged in the oil business.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. L. A. Pinkston, Corsicana; two brothers, Will Pinkston, Dallas and Lucian Pinkston, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tom Hickey, Marion Martin, George Campbell, Lee Fagg, I. C. Smith and T. C. Graham.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb. 12, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Won First Golf championship at Corsicana Country Club 1930
  • s/o Lucian Albert Pinkston, Sr. and Clara Christiana (Collins) Pinkston

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TOM PINKSTON RITES FRIDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Tom Pinkston, aged 66 years, native of Corsicana, who died at the Navarro clinic late Wednesday afternoon were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Employe of the Bethlehem Supply Company for the past several years, Pinkston formerly was engaged in the oil business.

A golfer for many years, Pinkston won the first official Corsicana Country Club tournament 1930.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. L. A. Pinkston, Corsicana; two brothers, Will Pinkston, Dallas and Lucian Pinkston, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Hickey, Marion Martin, George Campbell, Lee Fagg, I. C. Smith and T. C. Graham.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Mary Eugenia (Bush) Gooch-Lindsey
Mar 29, 1870 - Aug 21, 1948

MRS. MARY LINDSEY FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING

Mrs. Mary Lindsey, aged 78 years, 215 East Third avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. Sharp, associate pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Lindsey was a native of Alabama.

Surviving are her husband, R. S. Lindsey, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lenora Gooch, Houston, and Mrs. Dewey Border, Port Isabel; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph Trail, Dallas; Miss Zaidie Bush, Dallas and Mrs. Olene Foster, Birmingham, Ala., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tate Lindsey, Sr.; Hugh R. Stewart, Tate Lindsey, Jr.; Tom Eady, J. N. Garitty and T. E. Lindsey.

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Mary Emma Lindsey
Nov 19, 1886 - Aug 18, 1977

Miss Lindsey

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery for Miss Mary Emma Lindsey, 91, resident of Tyler and formerly of Corsicana, who died Friday in Tyler.

The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

She was a native of Navarro county and lived in Tyler 23 years.

Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Wayne P. Wood of Tyler and other relatives.

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Robert Scott Lindsey
Oct 9, 1873 - Aug 26, 1959

R. S. Lindsey Services Held

Funeral services for R. S. (Uncle Bob) Lindsey, 86, retired merchant, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gaither L. Day, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. B. W. Barnett, pastor of the Pleasant Grove-Black Hill Methodist churches.

Lindsey died in Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning. He resided at 308 East Third avenue.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Lenora Gooch, Houston, and Mrs. Eloise Border, Port Isabel; a sister, Mrs. Dan Taylor, Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. Henry Sheppard, Brownwood, and Mrs. George Ross, Bryan; a cousin, F. T. Lindsey, Corsican, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tate Lindsey, Sr.; Jack Megarity, B. L. Galaway, Terry Sutton, Wayne Elrod and Dave Garrett.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug 27, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Eugenia (Bush) Gooch-Lindsey; s/o William B. Lindsey & Sarah Isabella “Sallie” (Scott) Lindsey buried in Cunningham cemetery

Henry Reynaud “Bill” Stroube, Sr.
Mar 10, 1894 - Nov 21, 1971



 


Funeral Rites Tuesday For H. R. Stroube Sr.

Funeral services for H. R. Stroube, Sr., prominent Corsicana oil producer and community leader who died Sunday in Baylor Hospital in Dallas, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Dr. H. Lively Brown and the Rev. Roy L. Ward Jr. will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Mayor Sue Youngblood announced that city offices will be closed during the hours of the service.

Born May 10, 1894 in Baird, Texas, the oilman started his career as an iceman involving himself in the family business in Baird, he had an ice route before he was ten. On his graduation from Mangum High School in 1912 he spent a year at Oklahoma University, where he studied electrical engineering.

He was married June 18, 1917 to his childhood sweetheart, Mary Olivia Watkins. He entered the service soon afterward, was sent to radio school in Norman, Okla. and was later transferred to officers training school in Waco.

After the war, Stroube and his brother, W. C. became oil field workers in the Burkburnett field. Left by his employer with a drilling rig, he worked as a drilling contractor around Wichita Falls and then came to Mexia, where he received a contract from J. K. Hughes.

Stroube came to Corsicana in 1923, got several drilling contracts from Shell Oil Co., and after several unsuccessful efforts, in 1924 he and his brother had one of their wells produce 50,000 barrels of pipeline oil in 48 hours, and it was discovered that Stroube and Stroube had discovered their own pool.

As producers moved off to new booms, Stroube and Stroube followed but kept their homes in Corsicana, and both men have been active in the community through the years since.

Chairman of the board of directors of First National Bank, H. R. Stroube, Sr. was at the time of his death still a member of the Navarro County Memorial Hospital Board, which he served for many years as chairman. More than any other person he is credited for being responsible for the construction of the hospital, having spent years in traveling, studying and questioning to make it the best possible facility.

He is also credited with the construction of the new First National Bank Building. He constructed the new Country Club house and its swimming pool and built an Olympic-size pool for the city park system. An ardent golfing enthusiast, he redesigned the Corsicana Country Club’s course a number of times and attended tournaments all over the country. He was Corsicana Country Club champion in 1944 and 1945.

An active member of First United Methodist Church, he was a member of its administrative board. He also served as a board member for the Navarro Community Foundation.

Corley Funeral Home will direct services for the local oil man.

Stroube is survived by his widow of Corsicana; two sons, H. R. Stroube Jr. of Corsicana and Jack Stroube of Dallas; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a brother, W. C. Stroube of Corsicana; and a half-brother, Frank B. McNally of Longview.

Pallbearers will be John F. Adams, Ralph R. Brown, Lewis David, W. A. Lang, Joe Miller, J. C. Roe, Ralph Stell, Clyde Stroud, Robert Wheelock, and W. D. Wyatt.

Honorary pallbearers will include directors of First National Bank, directors of the Navarro County Memorial Hospital, directors of the Navarro Community Foundation, and the board of stewards of First United Methodist Church.

Members of the family have indicated that friends who wish to make memorial gifts may make contributions to the Navarro County Memorial Hospital or to the charity of their choice.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 22, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Mangum High School graduate 1912
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Mary Olivia (Watkins) Stroube married Jun 18, 1917; s/o William Cornelius Stroube & Katherine May “Kittie” (Pace) Stroube-McNally-Rice

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H. R. Stroube

Funeral services were to be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church for H. R. Stroube, Sr., Corsicana oil producer and community leader, who died Sunday in Dallas after an extended fight against cancer. Dr. H. Lively Brown and Rev. Roy L. Ward, Jr. were to officiate, and burial was to be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Chairman of the board of directors of First National Bank, he was a member and long time chairman of the Navarro County Memorial Hospital Board and served on the board of directors of the Navarro Community Foundation. He was also a member of the administrative board of First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. H. R. Stroube, Sr, of Corsicana; two sons, H. R. Stroube Jr. of Corsicana and Jack Stroube of Dallas; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a brother, W. C. Stroube of Corsicana; and a half-brother, Frank B. McNally of Longview.

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John Stubblefield Bush, Sr.
Jan 31, 1870 - Feb 8, 1948

J. S. BUSH RITES MONDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

J. S. Bush, aged 78 years, retired died at his home on Route 1, south west of Corsicana, Sunday morning at 1 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Native of Kentucky, Bush came to Corsicana when six years of age and has resided here most of his life.

Surviving are two sons, A. D. Bush, Taft, Calif., and J. S. Bush, Jr., Houston; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Humphries, Corsicana; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. E. Bush, Herbert Bush, Earl Bush, J. W. Bush, George Bush, Wesley Bressie, Homer Humphries and Ray Humphries, all nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 9, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jennie Lee (Dean) Bush married Nov 29, 1900; s/o Richard Bush & Annie Elizabeth (Boyd) Bush-Edgar (Annie is buried in Hopewell cemetery)

Paul Russell Pierce, Sr.
Aug 7, 1897 - Feb 13, 1948

Paul R. Pierce SP Rate Clerk Dies Friday A. M.

Paul R. Pierce, aged 50 years, died at the family residence, 122 North Thirteenth street, Friday morning following an extended illness.

A rate clerk here for a number of Years with the Southern Pacific Lines, Pierce was a former resident of Palmer. He entered the employ of the Southern Pacific Lines, Sept. 15, 1919.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Pierce: a daughter, Paula Elizabeth Pierce, Corsicana; a son, Paul R. Pierce, Jr., Norwalk, Calif.; a brother, Henry Pierce, Palmer, and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Culpepper, Palmer; Mrs. Frank Cadenhead, Haskell, and Mrs. Reeves Harrison, Long Beach, Calif., and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were not immediately made pending word from relatives in California.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PAUL R. PIERCE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Paul R. Pierce, aged 50, who died at the family residence, 122 North Thirteenth street, Friday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A rate clerk with the Southern Pacific Lines, Pierce had been an employe of the railroad since Sep. 15, 1919.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Pierce: a daughter, Paula Elizabeth Pierce, Corsicana; a son, Paul R. Pierce, Jr., Norwalk, Calif.; a brother, Henry Pierce, Palmer, and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Culpepper, Palmer; Mrs. Frank Cadenhead, Haskell, and Mrs. Reeves Harrison, Long Beach, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Harold Phillips, Henry Call, Louis Levy, George Landon, H. L. Roberts and Joe K. Garner.

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SUNDAY RITES HELD FOR PAUL R. PIERCE; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Paul R. Pierce, aged 50 years, who died at the family residence, 122 North Thirteenth street, Friday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Pierce had been connected with the Southern Pacific Lines railroad since September 15, 1919 and for the past several years had been a rate clerk in the local offices.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Pierce: a daughter, Paula Elizabeth Pierce, Corsicana; a son, Paul R. Pierce, Jr., Norwalk, Calif.; a brother, Henry Pierce, Palmer, and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Culpepper, Palmer; Mrs. Frank Cadenhead, Haskell, and Mrs. Reeves Harrison, Long Beach, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harold Phillips, Henry Call, Louis Levy, George Landon, H. L. Roberts and Joe K. Garner.

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Capt. Festus Augustus Pierce
Aug 14, 1892 - Nov 14, 1956

Festus A Pierce Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Festus Augustus Pierce, 64, druggist, civic and church leader, were held Thursday at 3 p. m. from the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor.

Pierce, owner of the P. & S. Pharmacy, died at his store Wednesday morning of a heart attack.

A native of Louisiana, Pierce was reared in Mt. Calm and Hubbard, and had been in Corsicana since 1919. He established the P. and S. Pharmacy in 1925 and owned the McPherson Drug Store here for a number of years before recently closing this unit.

Pierce had been a licensed druggist since 1916. He served in the State Militia, Texas National Guard, U.S. Army and State guard, retiring as a major after commanding; the 132nd Field Artillery and later the Texas State Guard after the National Guard units were federalized shortly before the outbreak of World War II.

He was a past president of the Texas Pharmaceutical Association, and serviced as a director of the Corsicana Housing Authority since its establishment. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Community Chest, Retail Merchants Association and was a charter member and past president of the Civitan club. An active Methodist, Pierce was the Brotherhood class teacher at the time of his death and formerly was chairman of the board of stewards and was the district lay leader for years. He was an active Mason and Shriner.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alnela Stone Pierce, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Fielding Atchley, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs. Jack Stroube, Abilene and Mrs. James Wells, Dallas; six grandchildren; father, C. H. Pierce, Fort Worth; three brothers, William A. Pierce, Houston; Richard P. Pierce, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. W. A. Simpson and Mrs. H. B. Freeman, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Lester Powers, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. J. Wilson David, L. I. Griffin, Durwood Robinson, Everett Wossum, John Garner, W. P. Brown, H. R. Stroube. Honorary pallbearers were the Official Board and Brotherhood Sunday School Class of the First Methodist church, druggists, physicians and friends of the family.

McCammon directed.

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Larry Keith Howell
Jul 9, 1947 - Nov 5, 1950

Funeral Rites For Child Held

Larry Keith Howell, aged three years, died at the family home on the Carpenter Ranch, Northeast Freestone County, Kerens, Route 2, at an early hour Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell of Rice.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Howell, Route2, Kerens; five brothers, Wayne Howell Denton; Royce Howell, Dallas; Sammie Gynn, Billie Donn and Gary Howell, and a sister, Joy Yvonne Howell, all of Route 2, Kerens.

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Winfred William Steward
Mar 20, 1922 - Nov 26, 1950

Corsicana Man Killed Sunday

W. W. Steward, 28, pipeliner, 637 North Thirteenth street, Corsicana, was killed Sunday in an unusual accident.

Associated Press reports from Selma, Ala., reveal that Steward, a former Corsicana policeman, was killed when a burning gasoline tank exploded and plowed into a crowd of pipeline workers. Steward had joined the construction crew Saturday, the day before his death, having left Corsicana Tuesday.

Eight others were injured.

The workers, according to the Associated Press, had gathered a supposedly safe distance on a slope overlooking the spot where the 500 gallon tank burned on a large tractor truck. Flames suddenly spurted 250 feet into the air and the tank plunged toward the workmen. The accident is said to have happened on the Southern Natural Gas company pipeline which will extend from Louisiana to South Carolina.

Steward died in a hospital 30 minutes after the accident.

The pipeliner, a Navy veteran of World War II, was a motorcycle cop with the Corsicana police department in 1946.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Wanda June, aged 7; Carolyn Joyce aged four, and Margaret Dianne, 20 months; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Steward, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Darl Garland, Abilene, and Miss Audrene Steward, Corsicana; a brother, Olcie Steward, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. Etta Steward, Dresden, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the parents who were located in Kentucy Monday morning and are en route home.

Corley will direct.

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W. W. Steward Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for W. W. Steward, 28, pipeliner, killed Sunday near Selma, Ala., when a burning gasoline truck exploded, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Steward, a former Corsicana motorcycle policeman, served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

Eight other pipeliners were injured in the accident that took Stewards life. He had been working only two days.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Wanda June, Carolyn Joyce, and Margaret Dianne; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Steward, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Darl Garland, Abilene, and Audrene Steward, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. Etta Steward, Dresden, and other relatives.

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Linda Sue Gill
Aug 30, 1950 - Nov 5, 1950

Infant Services Held On Sunday

Linda Sue Gill, aged two months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Gill of Waxahachie, died the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Gill, at Mineral Wells Sunday morning. The family formerly resided here.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bracy I. Greer, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gill of Mineral Wells, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stinson, Waxahachie, and a number of uncles, aunts and other relatives.

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Helen Joyce (Olsen) Ross
Dec 30, 1933 - Sep 24, 2018

Helen Joyce Ross Joyce Ross went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, September 24, 2018.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am Saturday September 29, at Northside Church of Christ. Burial will be 2:00 pm Saturday September 29, at Hamilton Beaman Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas. Visitation is from 6-8:00 pm Friday at Bellmead Funeral Home.

Joyce was born in Mildred, Texas, on December 30, 1933, to Holman Ole Olsen and Lila Farmer Olsen. She grew up in Corsicana, Texas, and married Bill Ross on April 27, 1957. They raised two sons.

A graduate of Baylor University, Mrs. Ross was a retired teacher. She taught in Connally ISD and Hubbard ISD. Joyce has attended the Northside Church of Christ for the past 21 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Joyce is survived by Russell Ross and wife, Marca of Waco, son, Randall and wife Monica of Waxahachie. She enjoyed being MeeMee to Jessica Ross Carver and husband Chase of San Antonio, Curtis Ross, wife, Kristina and great grandson, Benjamin of College Station. It was also her delight to be honorary MeeMee to Mitchell, Ally and Alaina Williams, Krista Schulz, Sarah and Allison Bruton. She is survived by siblings Betty Beamon, Ben and Glendene Acock, Ole and Judy Olsen, Darrell and Darlyn Olsen, and James and Martha Olsen. Joyce is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Notes:

  • Bellmead Funeral Home, Bellmead, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Billy Hosea Ross married Apr 27, 1957; d/o Holman Ole Olsen & Lila Mae (Farmer) Olsen

Gertrude Amanda (Parks) Christian
Mar 29, 1882 - Nov 28, 1955

Mrs. Christian Rites Tuesday

Funeral rites for Mrs. J. G. Christian, 73, of Powell, who died suddenly at Victoria Monday morning while on a visit, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

The services were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Illinois, Mrs. Christian had resided at Powell 30 years. Her husband died October 23, this year.

Surviving are three sons, Parks Christian, Corsicana; Percy Christian, Victoria, and Carl Christian, Powell; a daughter, Mrs. R. H. Roper, Corsicana; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Virgie Holt, Warrior, Ill. and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. R. Bush, Ezra White, R. L. Jones, Howard Jackson, O. L. Bancroft, Wayne Haynie, Homer Wasson, Jr., and Aubrey Hines.

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John Green Christian
Aug 29, 1877 - Oct 23, 1955

J. G. Christian Expires Sunday

J. G. Christian, 78, retired farmer, longtime civic leader of Powell, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday night. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ and Ed Mullens, of Kerens.

A native of Georgia, he had resided at Powell since 1923. He was one of the organizers of the Cor-Tex Oil Company, and served as a member of the Powell School Board for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Powell; three sons, Parks Christian, Corsicana; Percy Christian, Victoria, and Carl Christian, Powell; a daughter, Mrs. Robert H. Roper, Corsicana; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be W. A. McKinney, R. E. Bush, R. L. Jones, O. L. Bancroft, E. P. Estes, John Estes, Ezra White and Vernon Frazier.

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Warren Campbell Christian, Sr.
May 14, 1877 - Nov 15, 1957

Warren Christian Rites Saturday

Warren Christian died at his home in Portales, N. M. Thursday night.

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

Surviving are his wife of Portales, N. M.; two sons, Warren Christian, Jr., Portales, N. M., and Archie Christian, Austin; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. L. C. Polk, Corsicana; Mrs. H. L. Flagg, Malakoff, and Mrs. Lillie Hines, Alabama, and other relatives.

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Saturday Rites For W. Christian

Funeral services for Warren Christian, who died Thursday at his home in Portales, N. M., were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.
Surviving are his wife of Portales, N. M.; two sons, Warren Christian, Jr., Portales, N. M., and Archie Christian, Austin; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. L. C. Polk, Corsicana; Mrs. H. L. Flagg, Malakoff, and Mrs. Lillie Hines, Alabama, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Reagor Flagg, Harry Flagg, John Callicutt, Jim Roberts, Frank LaRue and Bill Elliott.

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Ruby (Christian) Wilson
Sep 20, 1896 - Jan 17, 1973

Mrs. Wilson

Services for Mrs. Ruby Christian Wilson of Los Angeles, Calif., sister of a Corsicana woman, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. David’s Episcopal Church in North Hollywood, Calif.

She died Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Mrs. Christian was a native of Rice.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. J. N. Edens, Jr. of Corsicana, Mrs. Norman Paul of North Hollywood, and Mrs. Minnie Jim Christy of Dallas, and one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Shields of Studio City, Calif.

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Mrs. Wilson

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Christian Wilson of Los Angeles, native of Rice and sister of Mrs. J. N. Edens, Jr., of Corsicana, will be held Monday in North Hollywood, Calif. Rites will be at 2 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Wilson died Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Surviving are a daughter and three sisters, including Mrs. Edens of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Jan. 21, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery

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Mrs. Wilson

RICE—Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the St. David’s Episcopal Church in North Hollywood, Calif., for Mrs. Ruby Christian Wilson of Los Angeles, native of Rice who died Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Survivors include a daughter and three sisters.

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Charles Christian “Charlie” Willmann
Dec 7, 1881 - Jul 8, 1948

C. C. WILLMANN DIES THURSDAY; FUNERAL PLANNED SATURDAY

Charles C. Willmann, aged 67 years, native Texan, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday afternoon at 9:45 o’clock following a several days illness.

A life-long Methodist and prominent Rotarian, Willmann was one of the best known breeders and authorities on Jersey cattle in Texas, and had held numerous offices in the state and local associations. He operated the Willmann dairy here for many years. Born near Mason, Texas, he had resided in Corsicana 25 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. Carl Wells, Corsicana; a step-son, Wallace Curry, Odessa; four step-grandchildren, Mrs. Earl Bush, Jr., Corsicana; Miss Lynn Curry, Charlie and Mike Curry, all of Odessa; six brothers, Max Willman; Ed Willmann, Menard; Bill Willman, San Angelo; Walter Willmann, Odessa, and Frank Willmann, Lagrange; four sisters, Miss Emma Willmann, Austin; Mrs. Carrie Howard, Lockhart, and Mrs. Alma Grosse and Mrs. Hulda Shearer, both of Mason, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Moyne L. Kelly, King Elliott, R. S. Reading, R. H. Lee, Tom Bailey, L. S. Keen, Herman Brown, Horace Hayes, Justin McSpadden, R. L. Harris, John J. McColpin and Dr. M. Smotherman.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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CHAS. C. WILLMANN RITES SATURDAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Charles C. Willmann, 67, native Texan, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday afternoon, were held from the First Methodist church Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church.

Willmann a life-long Methodist and prominent Rotarian, was one of the best known Jersey cattle breeders in Central Texas and served as an official of the State and Regional Jersey Clubs on several occasions. He operated the Willmann dairy near the State Home for about 25 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. Carl Wells, Corsicana; a step-son, Wallace Curry, Odessa; four step-grandchildren, Mrs. Earl Bush, Jr., Corsicana; Miss Lynn Curry, Charlie and Mike Curry, all of Odessa; six brothers, Max Willman; Ed Willmann, Menard; Bill Willman, San Angelo; Walter Willmann, Odessa, and Frank Willmann, Lagrange; four sisters, Miss Emma Willmann, Austin; Mrs. Carrie Howard, Lockhart, and Mrs. Alma Grosse and Mrs. Hulda Shearer, both of Mason, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Moyne L. Kelly, King Elliott, R. S. Reading, R. H. Lee, Tom Bailey, L. S. Keen, Herman Brown, Horace Hayes, Justin McSpadden, R. L. Harris, John J. McColpin and Dr. M. Smotherman.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Nora Ellen (Ingram) Curry-Willmann
May 28, 1879 - Mar 19, 1955

Mrs. Willmann Services Monday

Mrs. Charles Willmann, 76, 504 North Twenty-Ninth street, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Selina, Mo., Mrs. Willmann had resided in Corsicana 34 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. H. Wells, Corsicana; a son, Wallace A. Curry, Beaumont; two granddaughters, Mrs. Earl Bush, Jr., Corsicana and Mrs. John Flanagan, Jr., Beaumont; two grandsons, Michael and Charles Curry, both of Beaumont; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Naylor and Mrs. Clyde Farr, both of Coweta, Okla., and Mrs. Mel Troxel, Tulsa; two brothers, W. D. Ingram, Coweta, Okla., and John Ingram, Oakland, Calif.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Basil Hawthorne, S. B. Nowell, J. O. McSpadden, H. F. Raines, Jack Rea, M. J. Norwood and R. W. Knight.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar. 21, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • 1st husband Wallace William Albert Curry 2nd Charles Chester “Charlie” WIllmann d/o Jasper Ingram ?? and Malisa A. (Warden) Ingram (Malisa is buried in Vernon Cemetery, Coweta, Okla.

Charles Swanson
Sep 21, 1874 - Oct 8, 1948

CHARLES SWANSON RITES ARE HELD HERE SATURDAY

Funeral services for Charles Swanson, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Myrtle Dockum, 1411 West Third avenue, Friday night were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Swanson formerly resided in California, but had made his home here for a number of years, and was a Corsicana resident before going to California.

Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Dockum, and three nephews, Charles Robert Dockum, Pasadena, Calif.; Lt. Col. Oscar Leonard Dockum, Brooklyn, and Richard Dockum, Lordsburg, N.M.

Pallbearers were Edgar Metcalf, Fred Slauson, Wilmoth Townsend, Claude White, Owen Elliott and W. P. McCammon.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Marion Jones, Jr.
B&D Jan 6, 1948

Rites For Infant Tuesday At 2 P. M.

Funeral services for Marion Jones, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Jones, Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning at 12:30 o’clock, were held from the Griffin Funeral chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandmothers, Mrs. J. D. Jones, Corsicana and Mrs. J. E. Dumas, DeKalb, Texas.

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Jaunell Underwood
Jan 7, 1948 - Nov 17, 1948

Funeral Services For Infant Held

Jaunell Underwood, 10-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Underwood, died at the family residence, 601 South Seventh street Wednesday night at 10:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Shirley Carol Underwood; a brother, Carl Wayne Underwood, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Underwood, Palestine, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Green, Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 18, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o William Alton Underwood & Dorothy Oneda (Green) Underwood buried in New Resthaven cemetery, Gainesville, Tx.

Minnie (Head) Roberts
Jun 9, 1868 - Nov 13, 1948

Mrs. J. Y. Roberts Dies Saturday; Funeral Sunday

Mrs. J. Y. Roberts, aged 40 years, died at the family home, 1302 West Fifth avenue, Saturday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church of which Mrs. Roberts was a long-time member.

Born in China Grove, Alabama, Jun. 9, 1868, Mrs. Roberts had resided in Corsicana 57 years.

Surviving are two sons, N. Suttle Roberts, Corsicana, and Spurgeon Roberts, New York City; two daughters, Miss Minnie Roberts, Dallas, and Miss Virginia Roberts, Corsicana; three grandchildren, Mrs. DeWitt Thompson III; Ann and Allen Roberts; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, J. M. Head and Orion Head, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. S. Bacon, H. T. Braselton, R. R. Cocke, Hillary Head, J. Clark Etheredge, S. L. Dublin and Roy E. Walker.

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Mattie Garon (DuBose) Noble
Apr 3, 1892 - Feb 9, 1961

Final Rites for Mrs. L. L. Noble were to be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor, officiating. Interment was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

A long-time resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Noble died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday following an extended illness.

She was a member of the First Baptist church.

Survivors other than her husband, L. L. Noble of Corsicana, are a daughter, Mts. Clyde Halbert, Tulsa, Okla.; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. A. G. DuBose, Crosbyton; two sisters, Mrs. Olivia Collins, Crosbyton, and Mrs. Edna Sales, Ralls; two brothers, Joel DuBose, Lubbock and Abner DuBose, Corpus Christi, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be Monroe Hurley, Charlie Bee, M. R. Wossum, Silas Fry, Dr. W. R. Sneed, C. K. Peters, Steven Valentik and S. A. Findley.

Griffin directs.

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Lloyd Nelson Collins
Sep 1, 1882 - Dec 14, 1948

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR L. M. COLLINS SLATED SATURDAY

Funeral services for L. M. Collins, aged 66 years, who died in Oklahoma City Tuesday will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment will be made.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary B. Collins, Oklahoma City, a step-son, Capt. R. B. Forbes, U. S. Army, San Francisco; two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Gay, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Marcus Clark, San Antonio; two brothers, C. H. Collins, Pasadena, and Roy Collins, Los Angeles.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 17, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bessie “Bess” (Long) Forbes-Collins; s/o Romulus Madison Collins & Josephine (Owens) Collins (Bess Long married Thad Forbes Oct. 4, 1915)

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR L. M. COLLINS ARE HELD TODAY

Funeral services for L. M. Collins, aged 66 years, who died in Oklahoma City Tuesday, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Oklahoma City; a step-son, Capt. R. B. Forbes, U. S. Army, San Francisco; two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Gay, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Marcus Clark of San Antonio; two brothers, C. H. Collins, Pasadena, and Roy Collins, Los Angeles.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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James Wilson Walton
Feb 8, 1896 - Dec 3, 1948

JIMMIE W. WALTON DIES ON FRIDAY AT OKLAHOMA CITY

Jimmie W. Walton, native of Corsicana, died with a heart attack in Oklahoma City Friday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early this afternoon but burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here.

Walton had made his home in Oklahoma City for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Oklahoma City; five brothers, Miller Walton, Dallas; Preston Walton, San Antonio; George Walton, Arkansas; Robert Walton, Fredericksburg, and Lonnie Walton, Oklahoma City; two married sisters, an uncle, T. J. Walton, Corsicana and other relatives.

Walton was the son of the late George Walton of Corsicana.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Walton Rites Are Slated Tuesday

Funeral services for Jimmie W. Walton, Corsicana native, who died Friday morning of a heart attack in Oklahoma City, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Oklahoma City, five brothers, two sisters, an uncle, T. J. Walton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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JIMMIE W. WALTON FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Jimmie W. Walton, aged 52 years, native of Corsicana, who died in Oklahoma City Friday with a heart attack, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Oklahoma City; five brothers, Miller Walton, Dallas; Preston Walton, San Antonio; George Walton, Arkansas; Robert Walton, Fredericksburg, and Lonnie Walton, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Pearl Trapp, Dallas and Miss Hattie Alice Walton, Midland; an uncle, T. J. Walton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leroy McAfee, Earl Presley, Harold Blankinship, Edgar Metcalf, John Hughes, L. F. Flynn and T. P. (Pink) Hayes.

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Mary D. (UNKNOWN) Ryan
1863 - Jun 8, 1948

Rites Tuesday For Mrs. Ryan

Mrs. Mary D. Ryan of Houston died early Tuesday

Mrs. Mary D. Ryan of Houston died early Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held at the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday night at 8:15 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday. the rites will be conducted by Rev. J. B. Sharp, associate pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. R. D. Hardman, of Houston.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 8, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (daughter is Lou Ella (Ryan) Hardman (born Palestine, Tx. Jul. 17, 1893 - married Bluford T. Hardman Jul. 12, 1909 – died Aug. 16, 1969)

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Mrs. Mary D. Ryan Buried Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary D. Ryan of Houston who died Tuesday morning were held at the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday night at 8:15 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. Sharp, associate pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday morning at 11:30 o’clock.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. E. Hardman, Houston; a granddaughter and a great-grandchild.

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Laura Savannah O’Daniel
Jun 5, 1895 - Feb 16, 1974

Miss O’Daniel

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Laura O’Daniel, 78, who died at Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon.

She was a long-time resident of Corsicana.

Rev. David Hale was to officiate with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include four brothers, O. G. O’Daniel of Corsicana, E. W. O’Daniel of Richardson, A. P. O’Daniel and Jester O’Daniel both of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include W. T. Hartling, R. E. Jones, Elvis Sauters, and George Bonner.

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George L. McCafferty
Jun 1, 1921 - May 2, 1942






CPL. M’CAFFERTY BURIAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Cpl. Georgie L. McCafferty, 23, who died in a Japanese prison camp on Luzon, Philippine Islands, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

The American Legion and Texas Nation Guard had charge of the graveside rites with members of the Legion providing the pallbearers.

McCafferty, a former Western Union messenger boy, entered the armed forces, March 13, 1941, and was reported missing, May 7, 1942, and was declared dead, March 7, 1944.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. McCafferty; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Price and Miss Johnnie McCafferty; a brother, James Wesley McCafferty, all of Corsicana, and a half-brother, Cecil McCafferty, Stanford.

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Thomas Mills “Tom” Ferguson
Mar 15, 1885 - Feb 15, 1948

TOM M. FERGUSON FUNERAL SERVICE PLANNED TUESDAY

Tom M. Ferguson, aged 63 years, grocer and former farmer, died at his home Sunday morning after becoming ill Tuesday.

Native of Hermitage, Arkansas, he had resided in Navarro county for the past 35 years, living at Angus and Powell 18 years, and operating a store here since his retirement from his farming interests in 1944.

The rites will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

The Masonic lodge will have charge of the graveside rites.

Ferguson was a member of the Baptist church and Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, H. J. Ferguson, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. E. S. Thoroughman, Muskogee, Okla.; Mrs. Reuben R. Bunch, Ennis, and Mrs. R. L. Carlisle, Earlengen, Germany; two granddaughters, Reba Ann Ferguson, Corsicana, and Sandra Leigh Carlisle, Earlengen, Germany; three brothers, Dave, Howard and Earl Ferguson, and three sisters, Mrs. J. J. Armstrong, Mrs. Lem Latham and Mrs. N. L. Howard, all of Hermitage, Ark., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Frank Cartlidge, Jack Bigony, Sylvian Stucker, Earl Presley, Hayes Bonner, W. H. Tipton, R. L. Copley and Earl Smalling.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 16, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Tommie Bessie (Wafer) Ferguson; s/o Thomas S. Ferguson & Ellie Fair Jane (Ruffin) Ferguson buried in Pattsville cemetery, Hermitage, Arkansas

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TUESDAY RITES FOR TOM M. FERGUSON; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Tom M. Ferguson, 63, merchant and former farmer, who died at the family home Sunday morning following a short illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church here, assisted by Rev. Robert Fling, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist church in Ennis. He was a native of Hermitage, Ark.

Ferguson formerly farmed in the Angus and Powell communities. He was a Baptist and Mason.

The Masons conducted the graveside rites.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, H. J. Ferguson, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. E. S. Thoroughman, Muskogee, Okla.; Mrs. Reuben R. Bunch, Ennis, and Mrs. R. L. Carlisle, Earlengen, Germany; two granddaughters, Reba Ann Ferguson, Corsicana, and Sandra Leigh Carlisle, Earlengen, Germany; three brothers, Dave, Howard and Earl Ferguson, and three sisters, Mrs. J. J. Armstrong, Mrs. Lem Latham and Mrs. N. L. Howard, all of Hermitage, Ark.

Pallbearers were Frank Cartlidge, Jack Bigony, Sylvian Stucker, Earl Presley, Hayes Bonner, W. H. Tipton, R. L. Copley and Earl Smalling.

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Mary Irene (Palmer) Chilcoat
Feb 1, 1873 - Sep 27, 1948

MRS. M. I. CHILCOAT DIES HERE MONDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Mary Irene Chilcoat, aged 75 years, died at the family home, 1727 West Seventh avenue, shortly before noon Monday.

Native of Huntsville, Texas, Mrs. Chilcoat had resided in Corsicana 50 years.

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

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. S. C. Gay, Dallas; two nephews, Max Tatum, Corsicana and Palmer Tatum, Los Angeles.

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MRS. MARY CHILCOAT FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Irene Chilcoat, 75, native Texan, who died at the family home, 1727 West Seventh avenue Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Chilcoat was born in Huntsville and had resided here 50 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. S. C. Gay, Dallas; two nephews, Max Tatum, Corsicana, and Palmer Tatum, Los Angeles.

Pallbearers were J. Wesley Edens, Jr.; Allen Edens, Jr.; Durwood Robinson, Charles W. Croft, E. Y. Cunningham, Ralph Tatum, Sr., and Hubert Wooley.

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Miles Benjamin Chilcoat
Mar 22, 1853 - Mar 22, 1924

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR M. B. CHILCOAT CONDUCTED TODAY

DECEASED PROMINENT IN MASONIC CIRLES—FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED

Saturday night at 11:15, March 22, and on his seventy-first birthday, M. B. Chilcoat passed away at his home 1727 West Seventh avenue, after many months of ill health, and the funeral took place from the home at 10 o’clock this morning and was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

The last sad rites were conducted at the home by Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., and the following acted as pallbearers:
Active—Max Tatum, Palmer Tatum, Will Hilliard, Clifford Tatum, Ralph Tatum and Liston Tatum.

Honorary –The following who were members of the same Sunday School class at the First Methodist church were honorary pallbearers: W. H. Jack, W. L. Holman, J. H. Douglas, J. O. Love, Charles Love, Jerry Robinson, J. D. Hamilton, H. P. Barton, J. L. Cox and E. C. Huckabee.

The deceased was a Mason and a Knight Templer, and the Masons conducted the services at the grave.

The deceased is survived by his wife and two children; Melton, a student in the A. & M. College, and Miss Bessie, a student in the Denton Normal, all of whom have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sore bereavement.

M. B. Chilcoat had been a resident of Corsicana for thirty-five years, and he left behind him a life that challenges the respect of the entire community. The deceased was one of nature’s gentlemen, and never did he do violence to the laws of his birthright. Always polite, courteous and manly, caused all who appreciate that which is best in men, to esteem him, and his gentlemanly bearing and chaste and refined words and manners brought to him the love of all who admire those admirable characteristics of heart and mind.

He did not leave his family fame or fortune, but he left them an honored name, which should always be esteemed above all great riches.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun Mon., Mar 24, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st wife Sue Hattie (Terrell) Chilcoat married Jan 31, 1883 2nd wife Mary Irene (Palmer) Chilcoat married Jun. 22, 1898; s/o William Chilcoat & Dorcas (Davis) Chilcoat

Priscilla “Tedie” (Meredith) Boyd
Aug 19, 1872 - Nov 19, 1948

MRS. TEDIE BOYD DIES LAST NIGHT; FUNERAL SUNDAY

Mrs. Tedie Meredith Boyd, aged 76 years, of Galveston, died in St. Mary’s Hospital, Galveston, Friday night.

Funeral services are planned Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. B. Ousley, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Mrs. Boyd was a daughter of the late Dr. T. J. Meredith, pioneer Corsicana physician.

Surviving are seven children, a sister, Mrs. Minnie M. Brown, 1305 West Fifth avenue, Corsicana; a brother, T. S. Meredith, Long Beach, Calif.; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

The body will arrive in Corsicana at an early hour Sunday morning.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov 20,1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Levi Lockridge Boyd married Apr. 6, 1893 buried in Maplewood cemetery, Mayfield, Kentucky; d/o Thomas Jefferson Meredith, Dr. & Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” (Alderman) Meredith

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE SUNDAY FOR MRS. P. M. BOYD

Funeral services for Mrs. Priscilla Meredith Boyd, 76, former Corsicana resident, who died in a Galveston hospital Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. H. Ousley, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Mrs. Boyd was born near Purdon, August 19, 1872, the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Meredith, Navarro county pioneers.

Surviving are three sons, Joseph M. Boyd, New York City; Lockridge L. Boyd, Detroit; Cabell G. Boyd, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. E. H. Cannon, Bowling Green, Ky.; Mrs. Tom Chase, Orange, Calif. and Mrs. Homer Kline, Roscoe, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie M. Brown, Corsicana; a brother, Stewart Meredith, Long Beach, Calif.; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. B. Boyd, Roy Alderman, Byron Brown, Owen Beeman, George Boyd and Clint Fouty.

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Lewis Griffin Compton, Jr.
Jul 4, 1911 - Mar 15, 1945

MRS. HAZEL R. COMPTON RECEIVES POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF BRONZE STAR AT FT. M’PHERSON, GEORGIA

Mrs. Hazel R. Compton last week was presented the Bronze Star Medal posthumously awarded her husband, Captain Lewis G. Compton, Jr., of Corsicana. The presentation, made by Colonel Ira E. Ryder, commanding officer of Fort McPherson, Georgia, took place at Post Headquarters with a few fiends and members of the family attending. Little Linda was present and Colonel Ryder pinned her daddy’s medal on her dress.

Captain Compton, who served overseas three years with the 64th Field Artillery Battalion of the 25th Division, was cited for meritorious achievement in the performance of exceptional duties from November 17 to November 29, 1944 and from January 11 to January 15, 1945.

The citation stated: As Transport Quartermaster, Captain Compton supervised the planning for loading and unloading of a ship taking part in action against the Japanese. That this ship with its cargo intact, was unloaded so rapidly and efficiently is due to the personal attention devoted to all details of storage, loading and unloading, by Captain Compton.

Captain Compton attended A. and M. and Texas Tech, before entering the service, he was employed by Eastern Airlines. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Compton, reside at 1030 West Fifth avenue. His wife and daughter are making their home in Atlanta with Mrs. Compton’s brother.

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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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Tarrant Eugene Fluker
Jun 4, 1948 – Jun 5, 1948

Sunday Services For Infant Son

Tarrant Eugene Fluker, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Fluker, Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held at the Griffin Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of First Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Margaret Louise Fluker; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Fluker and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Gilliam, all of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jun 5, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Finis Eugene Fluker, Rev. & Etta Mae (Gilliam) Fluker buried in Cotton Wood Cemetery, Bowie, Wise county, Tx.

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Services Are Held For Infant Son

Funeral rites for Tarrant Eugene Fluker, one-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Fluker were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. The baby died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Margaret Louise Fluker, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Fluker and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Gilliam, all of Corsicana.

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Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Marion) Fluker
Apr 28, 1882 - May 14, 1970

Mrs. Fluker’s Relative Dies

Mrs. Clay Fluker has received word of the death of her late husband’s stepmother, Mrs. Lizzie Fluker in Fort Worth widow of L. K. C. Fluker. Funeral arrangements are pending in Corsicana.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Huber of Fort Worth; one son, Percy of Texarkana; three grandsons, Clay Fluker, Jr. of Houston and Alton and Robert Fluker of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Mrs. Ed Beene of Fort Worth; one granddaughter, Mrs. Ed Beene of Fort Worth; one great-grandson and five great-granddaughters.

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Hardy Eugene Fluker
Mar 1, 1906 - Dec 6, 1976

H. E. Fluker

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for H. E. Fluker, 70, resident of Corsicana, who died yesterday afternoon at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. James Shuler, will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a member of the Corsican IOOF Lodge.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hala Fluker of Corsicana; a son, Mack Verhyden of Peoria, Ill.; three grandchildren, a brother, T. W. Fluker of Corsicana; and a nephew, Tommy Fluker of Gainesville.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Elrod, Frank Felc, Jack Slater, Eulin Frank, Harold Davis and Wallace Pryor.

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Susan Rosanna (McCullough) Fluker
Dec 16, 1872 - Nov 7, 1949

Funeral Services For Mrs. Fluker Slated Wednesday

Mrs. Rosanna Fluker, widow of the late Terry Fluker, died in Athens Monday evening.

Mrs. Fluker resided in Navarro County and Corsicana, most of her life.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church with Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Otis Rector, Corsicana; three sons, Will Hardy Fluker, Ennis; Glenn Earl Fluker, principal of Athens High School and Terry E. Fluker, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ed White, Corsicana; a brother, Elmore McCullough, Kansas; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Allison Jones, Curry Butler, John Bragg, Jim Frazier, Frank Gay and Robert Davidson.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Funeral Services For Mrs. Fluker Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosanna Fluker, aged 78 years, widow of the late Perry Fluker, who died in Athens Monday evening, were held from the First Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Fluker had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county most of her life.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Otis Rector, Corsicana; three sons, Will Hardy Fluker, Ennis; Glenn Earl Fluker, principal of Athens High School and Terry E. Fluker, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ed White, Corsicana; a brother, Elmore McCullough, Kansas; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Allison Jones, Curry Butler, John Bragg, Jim Frazier, Frank Gay and Robert Davidson.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Edith Cleone (Gilcrease) Pate
Jan 9, 1930 - Sep 20, 1948

Injuries Fatal For Mrs. R. L. Pate; Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. R. L. Pate, 19, who died in a Cisco hospital at 5 a.m. Monday as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Cisco Friday night, will be held at the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include her husband and 2-year-old daughter, Lorna Lou, Monument, N. M.; five brothers, C. M. Gilcrease, Abbott; O. M. Gilcrease, Jr., San Antonio; James E. Gilcrease, Hillsboro; N. A. Gilcrease, Corsicana, and Carl R. Gilcrease, Hillsboro; and two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Varner, Abbott, Mrs. James Halbert, Fort Worth, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Gilcrease, Abbott, former residents of the Roane community.

Mrs. Pate is the former Miss Edith Gilcrease.

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WEDNESDAY RITES FOR MRS. R. L. PATE, VICTIM OF CRASH

Funeral services for Mrs. R. L. Pate, 19, fatally injured in an automobile accident near Cisco Friday night who died Monday morning will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. R. J. Fletcher, pastor of the Farmer Baptist church.

The family was en route to Corsicana from their home at Monument, N. M., for a visit with relatives when their automobile became involved in a truck-car accident. Mrs. Pate was an expectant mother.

The husband was seriously hurt in the mishap. A two-year old daughter, Lorna Lou, was not injured.

Other survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Gilcrease, Abbott; five brothers, C. M. Gilcrease, Abbott; O. M. Gilcrease, Jr., San Antonio; James E. Gilcrease, Hillsboro; N. A. Gilcrease, Corsicana, and Carl R. Gilcrease, Hillsboro; two sisters, Mrs. James Halbert, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Edgar Varner, Abbott.

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MRS. R. L. PATE IS BURIED WEDNESDAY, VICTIM OF CRASH

Funeral services for Mrs. R. L. Pate, 19, who died Monday from injuries received Friday in a traffic accident near Cisco, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ralph Kirkman, Abbott; Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. R. J. Fletcher, pastor of the Farmer Baptist church.

The family was en route to Corsicana to visit relatives from its home in Monument, N. M.; at the time of the accident. Mrs. Pate was an expectant mother.

Surviving are her husband, who was seriously hurt in the same accident; a daughter, Lorna Lou Pate, both of Monument, N. M., parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Gilcrease, Abbott; five brothers, C. M. Gilcrease, Abbott; O. M. Gilcrease, Jr., San Antonio; James E. Gilcrease, Hillsboro; N. A. Gilcrease, Corsicana, and Carl R. Gilcrease, Hillsboro; and two sisters, Mrs. James Halbert, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Edgar Varner, Abbott.

Pallbearers were Clarence Gilcrease, Melvin Gilcrease, Norman Gilcrease, James Earl Gilcrease, Carl Gilcrease and Edgar Varner, nephews.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Walter Reece Garlington, Sr.
Jan 26, 1914 - Dec 19, 1962

W. R. Garlington Dies In Athens

W. Reece Garlington, Sr., 48, former employe of the Jackson Store here, died suddenly in Athens Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Baptist minister, and Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of The First Christian church.

Garlington, a native of Barry, resided in Corsicana many years before moving to Athens four months ago. He was a member of the Central Baptist church here.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Bethany Garlington, Athens; two sons, Walter Garlington, Denton, and Robert Garlington, Athens; two daughters, Mrs. Sue Davenport, Dallas, and Mrs. Shirley Shadix, Amarillo; a brother, J. T. Garlington, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Armstrong, Emhouse; Mrs. Lucy E. Weaver, Odessa; Mrs. Beatrice Till and Mrs. Flois McClure, both of Athens; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 20, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Edna Nadine (Mayfield) Garlington; s/o Benjamin Franklin Garlington & Lucy Bethany (Russell) Garlington buried in Grange Hall cemetery

Aaron Prince
Mar 7, 1870 - Aug 13, 1948

Funeral Services For Aaron Prince

Aaron Prince, aged 84 years, died at his home on West Second avenue Friday afternoon following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers Methodist minister, of Lewisville.

Native of Hollow Rock, Tenn., Prince came to Texas as a child and had resided in Navarro county most of his life was a retired farmer and owned extensive farmlands and other interests.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two sons, Fred D. Prince, city commissioner, Corsicana, and Artie Prince, Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. C. P. Kennedy, Lubbock; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Rufus Pevehouse, H. P. Bivins, Ernest Prince, Doyle Pevehouse, Claude Absher and A. L. Absher.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR AARON PRINCE; DIED LATE FRIDAY

Funeral services for Aaron Prince, 84 years of age, who died at his home on West Second avenue late Friday afternoon, were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers Methodist minister of Lewisville.

Native of Hollow Rock, Tenn., Prince had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county since childhood. He was a retired farmer and owned extensive farm and other interests.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two sons, Fred D. Prince, city commissioner, Corsicana, and Artie Prince, Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. C. P. Kennedy, Lubbock; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, H. P. Bivins, Ernest Prince, Doyle Pevehouse, Claude Absher and A. L. Absher.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Darling P. “Darl” Prince
Jun 17, 1852 - Dec 6, 1925

D. P. PRINCE DIED HOME HERE SUNDAY FUNERAL MONDAY

PROMINENT LAND OWNER, PASSES AWAY AFTER 3 WEEKS’ ILLNESS

D. P. Prince, aged 69 years, died at his residence, 1921 West Fifth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2:45 o’clock following an illness of three weeks and the remains were interred this afternoon at 3 o’clock in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were held at the residence and were conducted by Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The deceased had been a resident of Navarro county for a number of years.

The deceased is survived by his wife and eleven children; E. L. Prince, Corsicana; Ernest Prince, Corsicana; Mrs. T. H. Benton, Corsicana; Miss Frankie Prince, Mexico City; L. N. Prince, Corsicana; W. T. Prince, Los Angeles; J. Prince, Corsicana; Charles A. Prince, Corsicana; Jewel Prince, Corsicana; Vergie Rhea Prince, Corsicana; Dexter Prince, Corsicana. All of the children were present for funeral with the exception of Miss Frankie Prince and W. T. Prince.

Following are the pallbearers: W. E. Pugh, Robert Stell, C. T. Banister, P. D. Williams, J. F. Flaniken, R. A. Caldwell, J. M. Pugh, J. R. Hodge.

Mr. Prince has been a prominent farmer and land owner in Navarro County for many years. For a number of years, Mr. Prince resided west of Corsicana, where he had large land holdings. Several years ago, however, he removed with his family to Corsicana, where he has resided continuously since that time, and besides having large farming interests he also had valuable property holdings in Corsicana, being a prosperous and prominent business man an highly respected by all who knew him for his sterling honesty and upright manner of living.

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Fred Douglas Prince
May 5, 1894 - Dec 17, 1976

Fred Prince

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for former Corsicana City Commissioner Fred D. Prince who died Friday in Dallas.

The Rev. James E. Schuler will officiate with burial to follow at the Oakwood cemetery.

Prince was a native of Navarro County and had been an independent oil operator since 1923. He also served as a city commissioner for 14 years. He was a member of the Lions Club, the American Legion and the First Methodist Church. He was also a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Fred D. Prince, Corsicana; and one son, Neal A. Prince, New York City, New York.

The pallbearers will be Zane Stites, George Weinschel, Rufus Pevehouse, Bill Null, Chick Reed, June Clark, Hoyt Moore, Dick Everett, T. L. Carlisle, and W. W. Lord.

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Jasper “Shug” Prince
Jul 17, 1898 - Aug 20, 1963

Jasper Prince Of Kerens Dies Here Tuesday

Jasper (Shug) Prince, 65, of Kerens, retired cattleman, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning.

Native of Black Hills, he had resided at Kerens for 10 years. He was a veteran of World War I.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church of Kerens.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; two sons, Cpl. Joe Paul Prince, USMC, Los Angeles, Calif., and Jackie D. Prince, Fort Stockton; a daughter, Mrs. Frankie Sue Thornton, Midland; four grandchildren, three brothers, Ernest Prince, Corsicana; Charles Prince, Shreveport, La.; and Dexter Prince, Victoria; four sisters, Mrs. Flora Benton, Houston; Mrs. R. R. Pease, Mrs. Jimmy Pitts and Mrs. June Clark, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Middleton, Charles Pugh, Tom Layfield, Wade Ellis, Daviss Locke and Pete Ruth.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 20, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lola Vivian (Pryor) Prince married Mar. 6, 1929 s/o Darling P. “Darl” Prince and Josephine (McGee) Prince

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Hold Services Jasper Prince

Final rites for Jasper (Shug) Prince, 65, retired Kerens cattleman, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning, were to be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were to be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church in Kerens.

Native of Black Hills, Prince had resided at Kerens 10 years. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; two sons, Cpl. Joe Paul Prince, USMC, Los Angeles, Calif., and Jackie D. Prince, Fort Stockton; a daughter, Mrs. Frankie Sue Thornton, Midland; four grandchildren, three brothers, Ernest Prince, Corsicana; Charles Prince, Shreveport, La.; and Dexter Prince, Victoria; four sisters, Mrs. Flora Benton, Houston; Mrs. R. R. Pease, Mrs. Jimmy Pitts and Mrs. June Clark, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be John Middleton, Charles Pugh, Tom Layfield, Wade Ellis, Daviss Locke and Pete Ruth.

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Maggie (Talley) Prince
Jun 14, 1869 - Jun 8, 1959

Mrs. Prince Dies Monday; Rites Pending

Mrs. R. E. Prince, life-long Corsicana resident, died in Dallas early Monday morning.

Mrs. Prince was the widow of the late Judge R. E. Prince, long-time Corsicana attorney and former legislator. The family home was at the intersection of South Fourteenth street and West Seventh Avenue.

Mrs. Prince was active in social and club circles for many years and was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church and then of Westminister Presbyterian church after its establishment.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a son, Robert J. Prince of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Ilion T. Jones of San Anselmo, Calif.; three granddaughters; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Annie Hood, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

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Funeral Rites For Mrs. Prince On Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. R. E. Prince, life-long Corsicana resident, who died Monday morning in Dallas will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church of which she was a member. Mrs. Prince was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church until it became a part of Westminister. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Prince was the widow of the late Judge R. E. Prince, well-known attorney and at one time speaker of the House of Representatives in Austin.

Surviving are a son, Robert J. Prince of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Ilion T. Jones of San Anselmo, Calif.; three granddaughters; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Annie Hood, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. A. Lang, Bill Elliott, Rufus Shell, Dr. Wm. T. Shell, Ed M. Polk, J. W. McCammon, J. N. Garitty and Ralph Stell.

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Mrs. Prince Rites Are Held Here Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. R. E. Prince, who died Monday morning in Dallas, were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. Mrs. Prince was a life-long resident of Navarro county. She was the widow of the late Judge R. E. Prince, prominent attorney and once speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

Services were conducted by Rev. E. E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister church. Mrs. Prince was a member of this church. She was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church until it became a part of Westminister.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with the following pallbearers: W. A. Lang, Bill Elliott, Rufus Shell, Dr. William T. Shell, Ed M. Polk, J. W. McCammon, J. N. Garitty and Ralph Stell.

The survivors are a son, Robert J. Prince of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Ilion T. Jones of San Anselmo, Calif.; three granddaughters; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Annie Hood, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

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William Thomas Prince, Sr.
Oct 2, 1893 - Feb 1, 1953

W. T. Prince Dies Sunday Morning

W. T. (Bill) Prince, 59, former rancher of the Kerens community, died of a heart attack at his house Sunday morning. He formerly resided in Corsicana.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, formerly pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a son, W. T. Prince, Jr., Corsicana; five brothers, Elmer and Ernest Prince, both of Corsicana; Jay Prince, Monahans; C. A. Prince, Shreveport, La.; and Dexter Prince, Victoria; four sisters, Mrs. T. H. Benton, Houston; Mrs. R. R. Pease, Mrs. J. H. Pitts and Mrs. June Clark, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Monte Miles, V. D. Bruner, D. Mabry, Emmett Conner, W. L. Bain, Jr; N. Suttle Roberts, Earl Seale, W. D. Ainsworth, L. Murphy, Melton Johnson, Joe Sheppard, Will Sharpley and Joe Wilson.

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Martha (Prince) Gray
Oct 20, 1889 - May 27, 1966

Hold Services For Mrs. Gray

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Gray, 76, who died in Memorial hospital Friday were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Nichols, Baptist minister. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Fred Gray, Laporte, and C. E. Gray, Denison; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Armstrong, Stokes Armstrong, A. L. Ellis, B. W. Johnson, Grady Jones and Lee Jones.

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Frankie (Prince) Pease
Feb 26, 1892 - Dec 20, 1963

Mrs. Pease Dies Friday, Rites Sunday

Mrs. Roosevelt R. Pease, 71, wife of Capt. Roosevelt R. Pease, U. S. Army, retired, 1921 West Fifth avenue, died in the VA Hospital at Temple Friday afternoon where she had been a patient since September. She was a registered nurse and a graduate of the Seton Infirmary School of Nursing in Austin. She was a veteran of World War I and served as a nurse in Italy in 1917 and 1918.

Born January 28, 1892, at Angus, she was the former Miss Frankie Prince, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Darl P. Prince.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three brothers, Ernest R. Prince, Corsicana; Charles A. Prince, Shreveport, La., and Dexter P. Prince, Victoria; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas H. Benton, Houston; Mrs. James H. Pitts and Mrs. June M. Clark, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the family plot in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which she was a member, and Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Congregation Agudas Achim.

Pallbearers will be W. J. McKie, Bill Bradford, Wm. B. Robinson, John Crawford, R. D. Parker, Jr., and June Clark.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec 21, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Roosevelt Robert Pease buried in Prairie Point cemetery; d/o Darling P. “Darl” Prince & Josephine (McGee) Prince
     

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Mrs. Pease Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Roosevelt R. Pease, 71, who died in the VA Hospital in Temple Friday afternoon, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which she was a member, and Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Congregation Agudas Achim.

A native of Angus, Mrs. Pease, a registered nurse served as a nurse in Italy in 1917-1918. She was a graduate of Seton Infirmary of Nursing in Austin. She was the former Miss Frankie Prince.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three brothers, Ernest R. Prince, Corsicana; Charles A. Prince, Shreveport, La., and Dexter P. Prince, Victoria; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas H. Benton, Houston; Mrs. James H. Pitts and Mrs. June M. Clark, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. J. McKie, Bill Bradford, Wm. B. Robinson, John Crawford, R. D. Parker, Jr., and June Clark.

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