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Monte C. Jones
Dec 10, 1898 - Jan 2, 1948

M. C. Jones Dies In Athens; Rites Here On Saturday

Monte C. Jones, aged 49 years, former resident of Corsicana, died in Athens Friday morning at 6:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel here Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Jones and his family resided in Eustace one year before moving to Athens two years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Athens; two daughters, Misses Jewell and Reba Ann Jones, both of Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Jess Wood, Athens; Mrs. Mary Freeman and Mrs. Charley King, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Harry Jones, Athens; M. E. Jones, Atlanta, Ga., and W. W. Milstead, Dallas, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 2, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ila Almeda (Payne) Jones married Mar 24, 1927; s/o John Henry Jones & Elizabeth Blanche “Lizzie” (Hogue) Milstead-Jones

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MONTE C. JONES FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY

Monte C. Jones, aged 49 years, former resident of Corsicana, died at his home in Athens Friday morning.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Athens; two daughters, Misses Jewell and Reba Ann Jones, both of Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Jess Wood, Athens; Mrs. Mary Freeman and Mrs. Charley King, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Harry Jones, Athens; M. E. Jones, Atlanta, Ga., and W. W. Milstead, Dallas, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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John Bernard “Kirk” Kirkpatrick
Oct 8, 1920 - Jan 25, 2001

John Bernard "Kirk" Kirkpatrick, 80, was gathered to the Lord Jan 25, 2001 after a long struggle with a lingering illness, bravely borne.
"Kirk" as he was known, was born Oct 8, 1920 in Sweetwater to Joseph and Myrtle Holley Kirkpatrick. He graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1941 with degrees in history and music and married his sweetheart since grade school, Mary Ruth Rasco. The two of them taught school at Anson prior to his joining the Army Air Corps. He was training as a bomber pilot and was awaiting assignment overseas when World War II ended.

Although "Kirk" never saw actual combat, he served in the defense of his country through three wars, alternating between service as a pilot and as a military bandleader. He served in Germany, England and Morocco and through the United States and accumulated 5,300 hours of accident-free flight time. Finally retiring from the Air Force as a major, he settled his family in Corsicana where he taught band and chorus in the Corsicana school system until retiring again in 1978. In retirement, "Kirk" pursued his interests in music and community service as a mainstay of the Warehouse Living Arts Theatre, the Lower Beaton Street Jazz Band and innumerable other theatrical and musical director and performer. Following the death of his wife after 52 years of marriage, he married the former Doris Browning of Corsicana who filled his final years with love and grace. He was a life member of the Air Force Association and the Retired Officers Association, a mason, a shriner and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife Doris; also: Son John R. Kirkpatrick, PhD. and wife Debbi of Knoxville, TN; Son James W. Kirkpatrick, US Army Medical Corps and wife Jerry Lynn of Fort Sam Houston and their son John William Travis Kirkpatrick.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home; interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Jan 25, 2001
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Army Air Corps (3 wars - WWII, Korea, Vietnam)
  • 1st wife Mary Ruth (Rasco) Kirkpatrick married Aug. 17, 1941 2nd wife Doris Isabel (Harshaw) Browning-Kirkpatrick married Jun 16, 1995; s/o Joe Kirkpatrick & Myrtie Ellen (Holley) Kirkpatrick

Fredrick Kirkpatrick
Mar 26, 1902 - Nov 13, 1958

Funeral Slated For Houstonian

Funeral services for Frederick Kirkpatrick, 56, mechanic, who died in Houston Thursday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Chester Odom, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; two sons, Fred Kirkpatrick, Rockaway, N. J., and Kenneth Kirkpatrick, U. S. Air Force; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Wood, Wharton, and Mrs. F. D. Dodgen, Albuquerque, N. M.; father, Frederick Kirkpatrick, Sr., Couer-d-Alene, Idaho; a brother, Roy Kirkpatrick, Couer-d-Alene, Idaho; a sister, Mrs. Bill Monahans, North Powder, Ore., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bud Breedlove, E. E. Stover, C. R. Clay, Earl Young, Rufus Pevehouse and Otto Baker.

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Urban Franklin Scroggins
Jan 16, 1918 - May 28, 1948

URBAN F. SCROGGINS FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services are scheduled here Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley chapel for Urban Franklin Scroggins, 30 fatally injured in an accident Friday afternoon at Post, Texas.

Scroggins, reared at Powell and former resident of Corsicana, was reported killed while operating a machine loading long power line poles on trucks. He was employed by a power concern.

He was located at Corsicana Field before entering the U. S. Army.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Eddie, daughter Carol Anne, all of Post; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Scroggins, Powell; two brothers, Earl Scroggins, Gladewater, Joe Scroggins, Fresno, Calif.; six sisters, Mrs. Fred Kessinger, Corsicana; Mrs. Annie Pully, Amarillo; Mrs. C. W. Covington, Dallas; Mrs. C. L. Garrett, Tyler, Miss Peggy Ruth Scroggins, Powell, and Mrs. C. W. Briggs, San Antonio, and other relatives.

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

Pallbearers will be Glenn Cumby, S. C. Washam, Parks Christian, Wayne Haynie, Neal Haynie, Pete Ray, Mancel Wilson and Howard Jackson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., May 29, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Army WWII Veteran
  • h/o Willie P. “Billie” (Ware) Scroggins married Feb 1, 1937; s/o James Franklin Scroggins & Wesley Edith (Key) Scroggins; Her biological father, John Edward Ware, passed away when Willie and her sister Johnnie were infants, he is buried in the New Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, Navarro Co., TX.

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U. F. SCROGGINS RITES HELD HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral rites for Urban Franklin Scroggins, 30, fatally injured in Post, Friday, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Scroggins was reported to have been struck by a power pole while operating a machine loading the poles on trucks. He was an employee of a power concern.

He was reared at Powell and was employed at Corsicana Field Air Activities of Texas, before he entered the U. S. Army during World War II. He had resided at Post for the past several months.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Eddie, daughter Carol Anne, all of Post; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Scroggins, Powell; two brothers, Earl Scroggins, Gladewater, Joe Scroggins, Fresno, Calif.; six sisters, Mrs. Fred Kessinger, Corsicana; Mrs. Annie Pully, Amarillo; Mrs. C. W. Covington, Dallas; Mrs. C. L. Garrett, Tyler, Miss Peggy Ruth Scroggins, Powell, and Mrs. C. W. Briggs, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Glenn Cumby, S. C. Washam, Parks Christian, Wayne Haynie, Neal Haynie, Pete Ray, Mancel Wilson and Howard Jackson.

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James Franklin “Jim” Scroggins
Sep 17, 1873 - Mar 25, 1958

J. F. Scroggins Rites Wednesday

James F. Scroggins, 84, retired farmer, died at his home in Tyler Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Scroggins resided in the Powell community for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Scroggins, Tyler; two sons, Earl Scroggins, Longview, and Joe Scroggins, Oak Hurst, Calif.; six daughters, Mrs. Fred Kesinger, Corsicana; Mrs. Myrtle Garrett, Longview; Mrs. Ansel Pulley, Fort Worth; Mrs. Evelyn Briggs, San Antonio; Mrs. Louise Covington, Dallas, and Mrs. Peggy Scroggins, Tyler; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother, Joe Scroggins, Mt. Holley, Ark.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Carl Christian, Parks Christian, Alton Thomason, Fritz Kenner, Lloyd Newman and R. L. Jones.

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J. F. Scroggins Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for James F. Scroggins, 84, retired farmer, who died at his home in Tyler Tuesday, were held from the Griffin Chapel, Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Scroggins resided in the Powell community for many years before going to Tyler.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Scroggins, Tyler; two sons, Earl Scroggins, Longview, and Joe Scroggins, Oak Hurst, Calif.; six daughters, Mrs. Fred Kesinger, Corsicana; Mrs. Myrtle Garrett, Longview; Mrs. Ansel Pulley, Fort Worth; Mrs. Evelyn Briggs, San Antonio; Mrs. Louise Covington, Dallas, and Mrs. Peggy Scroggins, Tyler; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother, Joe Scroggins, Mt. Holley, Ark.

Pallbearers were Carl Christian, Parks Christian, Alton Thomason, Fritz Kenner, Lloyd Newman and R. L. Jones.

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Jerry Van Allen, Sr.
Aug 17, 1902 - May 27, 1948

JERRY VAN ALLEN FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Jerry Van Allen, Sr., 45, who died suddenly Thursday night in Houston, will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Allen was a member of the Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Louis Dixon, Jerry Van, Jr., and Billie Ray Allen, all of Houston; mother, Mrs. W. D. Allen, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Carl T. Steen, Paul’s Valley, Okla.; a brother, William Dixon Allen, Nocona, three aunts, Mrs. D. C. Crouch and Mrs. Joe M. Brown, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Tom Neal, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Crouch, Benjamin Crouch, Raymond Carroll, Corneles Carroll, Leon Carroll and Tom Carroll, all cousins.

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JERRY VAN ALLEN FUNERAL IS HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Jerry Van Allen, Sr., 45, were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Allen died suddenly at his home in Houston Thursday night. He was a member of the Christian church. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Louis Dixon, Jerry Van, Jr., and Billie Ray Allen, all of Houston; mother, Mrs. W. D. Allen, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Carl T. Steen, Paul’s Valley, Okla.; a brother, William Dixon Allen, Nocona, three aunts, Mrs. D. C. Crouch and Mrs. Joe M. Brown, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Tom Neal, Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers were Nathan Crouch, Benjamin Crouch, Raymond Carroll, Corneles Carroll, Leon Carroll and Tom Carroll, all cousins.

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Glynn Arthur Massey
Sep 25, 1917 - Jan 21, 1945





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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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Friday Rites For Glynn A. Massey

The body of T-4 Glynn A. Massey, 27, killed in France in 1945 arrived here Thursday morning at 10:20 o’clock and was taken to the family home, 821 West Tenth avenue to remain until the funeral hour Friday at 4 o’clock from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Massey, Corsicana; four brothers, J. H. Massey, Raleigh, N. C.; C. S. Massey, Hearne, and Gene and Don Massey, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Robert Perkins, Sweetwater.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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FRIDAY RITES FOR GLYNN A. MASSEY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for T-4 Glynn A. Massey, 27, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. The rites were conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Born and reared in Corsicana, Massey was killed in action in Alsace-Lorraine, France, Jan. 21, 1945. He was employed in the local Southern Pacific Lines offices at the time of his enlistment, Jan. 31, 1941, in the 143rd Infantry, 38th Division where he was a radio operator.

Massey was a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

His body arrived in Corsicana Wednesday morning and was taken to the family home, 321 West Tenth Avenue, until the funeral hour.

Graveside rites were conducted by the American Legion and the Texas National Guard. Pallbearers were American Legionnaires.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Massey, Corsicana; four brothers, J. H. Massey, Raleigh, N. C.; C. S. Massey, Hearne; Gene and Don Massey, both of Corsicna; a sister, Mrs. Robert Perkins, Sweetwater, and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Vida Ardelia “Delia” (Slawson) Massey
Jul 2, 1891 - Dec 8, 1973

Mrs. Massey

Mrs. W. A. Massey, 85, died Saturday at Hearne, Texas.

She had lived in Corsicana since 1931 and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Claude B. Holcomb will officiate.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. R. L. Perkins of Hearne; four sons, James Massey of Duncanville, C. S. Massey of Hearne, Gene Massey of Wortham, and Don Massey of Corsicana; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Miss Letha Slawson of Stratford, Tex., Mrs. J. W. Hodges of Stratford, Mrs. Willie Cazey of Hearne, and Mrs. Blake Bolton of Abilene.

Mrs. Massey’s husband, W. A. Massey, was a former chief of police in Corsicana. Her son, Don is currently the chief of police.

Pallbearers will be Joe Vaughn, Ray Tanner, W. H. Tipton, Doug Hightower, Rufus Pevehouse and J. W. Dunlap.

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Cecil Mary (Armstrong) Bridges
Apr 5, 1915 - Apr 9, 1961

Mrs. Bridges Of Waco Expires

Mrs. Cecil Mary Bridges, 46, died Sunday at the family residence, 2621 Reuter avenue, Waco, following an extended illness.

Funeral services are to be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. H. C. Littlejohn of Ennis and Rev. G. P. Allen, pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church here.

A native of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Bridges formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, Q. L. Bridges, Jr., Waco; three sons, Jerry, Danny and Mike Bridges, and a daughter, Becky Bridges, all of Waco; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mose Armstrong, Corsicana; a brother, William Armstrong, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Stokes, Charlie, Johnny, Billy and Jack Armstrong and Marshall Massengale.

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Samuel Thomas Bridges, Sr.
Dec 29, 1869 - Dec 16, 1949

City Employee Dies At Home Friday Night

Samuel Thomas Bridges, Sr., aged 80 years, City employee for many years, died at the family residence, 722 West Tenth avenue, Friday night at 7:30 o’clock following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Major William Carter of the Salvation Army.,

A native of Mississippi, Bridges was born, Dec. 29, 1869. He had resided in Corsicana for 53 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary W. Bridges, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Apple L. Hines and Mrs. Dorothy Whitacker, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Mellie May, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Ora Langeler, Lynn, Mass.; eight sons, Jesse L. Bridges, Oakland, Calif.; S. T. Bridges, Irving; Odell Bridges, Kingsville; Richard Bridges, Luling; Orville C., Charles Edward, and Lloyd Bridges, all of Corsicana, and Allan Bridges, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Apple Collins, Jackson, Miss.; 28 grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec 17, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife M. A. “Allie” (Brooks) Bridges buried in Vaughan Cemetery, Vaughan, Texas 2nd wife Mary Willie (DeChaume) Bridges married Mar 13, 1913; s/o Richard Bridges & Mary (Hall) Bridges

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Funeral Services Held On Sunday For S. T. Bridges

Funeral services for Samuel Thomas Bridges, Sr., 80, long-time city employe, who died at his home, 722 West Tenth Avenue, Friday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Major William Carter of the Salvation Army.

A native of Mississippi, Bridges had resided here 53 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary W. Bridges, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Appie L. Hines and Mrs. Dorothy Whitacker, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Mellie May, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Ora Langeler, Lynn, Mass.; eight sons, Jesse L. Bridges, Oakland, Calif.; S. T. Bridges, Irving; Odell Bridges, Kingsville; Richard Bridges, Luling; Orville C., Charles Edward, and Lloyd Bridges, all of Corsicana, and Allan Bridges, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Apple Collins, Jackson, Miss.; 28 grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bob Arnold, Earl Langridge, Roy Greer, Ike Estell, W. A. Megarity and Dolphus Ratliff.

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Delbert Earl
Jun 26, 1894 - Jul 13, 1951

Spring Hill Man Dies Last Night

Delbert Earl, 55, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Pate, Spring Hill, near Dawson, Friday night a few hours after he had been to Corsicana for medical treatment. He had been ill for some time.

Judge J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” following an investigation by Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse.

Earl had been a ward of Navarro county for several years.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Petty’s Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

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Carrie Myrtle (Stinger) Johnson
Dec 28, 1867 - Feb 9, 1948

MRS. CARRIE JOHNSON FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Johnson, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in Fort Worth Monday morning, will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy Nussbaum, Fort Worth, with whom Mrs. Johnson resided, and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers will be Robert Davidson, Marvin Wallace, John Sullivan, John C. Hughes, Dan Comfort and Dr. L. C. Polk.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 10, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (I found a marriage record for Foster L. Johnson and Carrie M. Stinger Dec. 5, 1888 -and also census with Foster, Carrie and Lucile-) daughter is Lottie Lucile (Johnson) Nussbaum) death certificate says Carrie’s father is J. S. Stinger.... note by Diane Richards)

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Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Johnson

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Johnson, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in Fort Worth Monday morning, were held Wednesday morning at 11 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.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy Nussbaum, Fort Worth, and a granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Robert Davidson, Marvin Wallace, John Sullivan, John C. Hughes, Dan Comfort, Dr. L. C. Polk, and R. D. Parker.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Roy Nussbaum
Nov 24, 1896 - Jan 8, 1966

Roy Nussbaum Rites Monday

Roy Nussbaum, retired auto supply salesman, formerly of Mexia and Corsicana, died in Fort Worth Saturday. Native of Grosebeck, he was a veteran of the U. S. Army in World War I.

Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Shannon Chapel in Fort Worth with graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery here at 3 p.m. Rev. R. W. Jablonowski, Jr. conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucille Nussbaum, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Prior, Huntsville, Ala; a brother, Milton Nussbaum, New Orleans; two sisters, Mrs. S. H. Marks and Miss Berniece Nussbaum, both of Dallas, and two grandchildren.

Corley directed the local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 10, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lottie Lucile (Johnson) Nussbaum married Jun. 17, 1925 s/o Sol Nussbaum and Theresa (Meyer) Nussbaum buried in Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Texas

Etta (Nutt) Stewart
Sep 13, 1883 - Jun 11, 1951

Services Tuesday For Mrs. Stewart

Funeral services for Mrs. J. R. Stewart, 67, were held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the church. Burial was in the Ward cemetery.

Mrs. Stewart, life-long resident of Navarro county, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday morning. She was born in Pursley but had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Winona Stewart, Corsicana teacher; two sons, F. C. Stewart, Corsicana, and Maco Stewart, Longview; six grandchildren; a brother, O. T. Nutt, Pursley; a sister, Mrs. J. B. Read, Bangs, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. A. Sowell, J. R. Hart, M. B. George, C. F. Dominy, R. L. Nix, John Ross, Chester L. Norris, and L. Glenn Wells.

Corley directed.

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Martha Jane (Newman) Hill
Jan 17, 1862 - Jul 1, 1951

Rites Monday For Mrs. Martha Hill

Funeral rites were held in Richland at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon for Mrs. Martha Hill, 89, lifetime resident of Navarro county who died Sunday.

Mrs. Hill was born in Navarro county Jan. 17, 1862, and had lived in Richland for the past 50 years.

Rites were held from the First Baptist Church in Richland, with interment in the Richland cemetery. Rev. J. M. Cloud and Rev. L. B. Fowler conducted the rites.

Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. J. H. Edgar, Mrs. J. E. White, Mrs. Texie Jones, Mrs. R. H. Gregory, and Mrs. R. E. Byrd, all of Richland; Mrs. D. H. Gregory, Beeville, and Mrs. S. S. Sullivan, Rosenberg; a sister-in-law, Mrs. L. A. Hill of Richland; 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

Pallbearers were Sam Frost, James H. Edgar, J. D. White, Eugene White, George Simms and Melvin Trayweek.

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John Robert Benifield
Apr 8, 1870 - Jun 14, 1951

J. R. Benifield Rites Thursday

John R. Benefield, 81, retired merchant, died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Providence cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Millard B. Box, pastor of Memorial Baptist church, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

A native of Mississippi, Benefield moved to Mildred in 1925 and operated a store for many years prior to his retirement. He made his home recently in Mexia.

Surviving are two sons, W. E. Benefield and R. L. Benefield, both of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. W. H. Ogburn, England, Ark.; Mrs. C. A. Ford, Purdon, Mrs. W. J. Burnham, Mexia; Mrs. Ruby Hamil Abilene, and Mrs. G. R. Warner, Corsicana; 26 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Will Benefield, Tripper, Miss., and G. C. Benefield, New Albany, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Nannie and Mrs. Lovie Farr, both of Myrtle, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Boyd, Dewey Tyner, J. D. Russell, Dell Turner, Fred Ware and Bob Phinney.

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Ruth J. McFadden
May 4, 1853 - Jan 2, 1949

RUTH J. M’FADDEN DIES ON SUNDAY; FUNERAL MONDAY

Funeral services for Miss Ruth J. McFadden, aged 95 years, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Bazette church. Burial was in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Boyd, pastor.

Miss McFadden was born at Bazette and resided in that community all of her life. She had made her home with her brother, Robert McFadden, in Bazette. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Hunt, Austin, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Riley Osburn Cooper, Sr.
Dec 15, 1880 - Oct 30, 1949

KERENS, Oct. 31—(AP)—Funeral services for Riley O. Cooper, 68, who died suddenly Sunday while visiting in Galveston, will be held sometime Tuesday with burial in the Bazette cemetery. Definite arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon pending advices from relatives.

Cooper was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in East Navarro county for 62 years. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Thelma Stephenson and Miss Lorene Cooper, both of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Grace Cunningham, Lawton, Okla.; Raymond L. Cooper and Mrs. Rue Oma Walker, both of Kerens; R. O. Cooper, Jr., Galveston; Mrs. Frances Floyd, San Antonio, and L. T. Cooper, Bryan; two sisters, Mrs. J. O. Sessions, Kerens, and Mrs. Jewell Huse, Newcastle; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home will direct.

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Amos Lang
Dec 25, 1898 - Jul 15, 1948

Negro Fatally Hurt Thursday; Fell From Truck

Amos Lang, 63, died in the P. and S. Hospital about 11 o’clock Thursday night from injuries received late in the afternoon on the Corsicana-Corbet road.

Lang and J. C. Garrett, both negro employees of the Fullwood and Earl Boyd farm near Corbet, were en route home in a truck with two pigs, purchased from the Boyds by Lang, in a crate in the rear of the truck.

One of the pigs, it was reported, got out of the crate. Before the driver had stopped the truck, Lang sought to return the pig to the crate or at least prevent it from escaping, and either missed his footing or became over-balanced and plunged to the ground, head-first. The truck had been pulled off the pavement on to the shoulders and his head hit the ground it was stated.

Rushed to the hospital, the victim did not regain consciousness before his death.

This is the fifth automobile fatality in Navarro county during 1948.

The body is at the Calhoun Funeral Home pending burial arrangements.

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Sarah Frances (Glover) Burton
Nov 14, 1872 - Jun 17, 1921

Died at P. and S. Hospital

Mrs. Sarah Burton, aged forty0nine years, who made her home with her son, Jesse Burton, at Richland, died in the P. and S., Hospital here last night of heart trouble in a short time after she had been brought there for treatment. The deceased is survived by five children; Jesse Burton of Richland, Mrs. Lillie Cabor of Cato, Oklahoma; Mrs. Bertha Blerch of Buffalo, New York; Miss Rosa Burton, Baylor College, Belton, and Miss Tilda Burton of the State Orphan Home. The remains will be taken to Frost tomorrow for interment.

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Rubin Francis Green
Mar 9, 1913 - Oct 14, 1944

Rubin Francis Green Services Slated Tuesday

KERENS, March 7—(Spl.)—Pfc. Rubin Francis Green, 31, Company E, 351st Infantry, U. S. A., killed in action in Ital, October 14, 1944, will be buried Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Round Prairie church. Burial will be in Round Prairie cemetery with Kerens Battery C, 131st F. A., T. N. G., conducting military rites at the grave. Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church here, will conduct the services.

Pfc. Green attended school at Rural Shade and had resided here 19 years.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Green, Kerens; six brothers, Frank Green, Conroe; Robert Lee, Jimmie, Billie, Tommie and Johnnie Green, all of Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Gibson, Conroe, and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home will direct.

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Robert H. “Bob” Durham
Feb 17, 1883 - Jul 15, 1951
 

Bob Durham Dies Sunday Evening

R. H. (Bob) Durham, 90, retired barber and one of the better known negro citizens of Corsicana for many years, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday. He owned and operated a barber shop in the Old Commercial Hotel Block south of the First National Bank on Beaton street for many years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Bethel AME church, Fourth and Collin streets.

A native of Georgia, he had resided in Corsicana 65 years.

*Photo not part of obituary


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INFANT DAUGHTER Copeland
Nov 1, 1951 - Nov 1, 1951

Copeland Infant Dies Thursday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Copeland of Pursley died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday night.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pursley cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Silas G. Triplett, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Copeland, Pursley, and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Merritt, Garrett.

Corley directed.

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Henry Ray Pritchard
Oct 10, 1918 - Oct 10, 1951

Angus Resident Dies On Birthday

Henry Ray Prichard died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday night on his 33rd birthday. He was a life-long resident of Angus, being born there Oct. 10, 1918.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Finkbinner, Dallas, and Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mary Lee and Betty Pryor Pritchard, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Pritchard, all of Angus.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Hand, David Hand, Dr. Paul Mitchell, Thomas Pritchard, Billy Joe Allen and Freddie Bonner.

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Richard Wheeler Tidwell
Nov 4, 1906 - Nov 30, 1951

R. W. Tidwell Dies Friday Evening

KERENS, Dec. 1.—(Spl.)—R. W. Tidwell, 45, formerly of Kerens, died at his home in Granbury late Friday night.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the First Methodist church here, of which he was a member. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor, and Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the First Methodist church in Waco, formerly of Kerens.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Dickie Tidwell and Gene Gilliam; mother, Mrs. J. R. Tidwell, and a sister, Mrs. O. K. Saul, all of Granbury.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Reba Joyce (Boatman) Watkins
Jun 7, 1938 - Feb 24, 2020

Obituary for Joyce Watkins
Joyce Watkins of Tyler, Texas and formerly of Franklin and Blooming Grove passed from this life on Monday, February 24, 2020 in Tyler at the age of 81. She was born in Caddo, Oklahoma to Melvin J.R. Boatman and Frances Blakney Boatman. She was a homemaker taking care of her home and raising her children. Joyce loved to play bingo and was a very outgoing person who would go to the store and spend time visiting with whoever she met while she was there.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Sue Lane and brother Melvin Boatman. Joyce is survived by her children; Johnny Watkins and wife Penny of Tyler, Melvin Watkins of China Springs, Gary Watkins and wife Sharon of Franklin and George Page and wife Joy of Haughton, LA. 14 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Sisters Linda Preston and Carol Owens of Corsicana and a sister-in-law Margie Boatman of Waxahachie. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.

A celebration of her life will be Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Johnathan Watkins officiating and Matthew Watkins giving the eulogy. Musical selections will be provided by Caleb and Emily canal. Visitation will be from 2:00pm till service time in the chapel. Burial will take place at Dresden Cemetery.

The family asks that memorials be made to Hospice of East Texas at 4111 University BLVD Tyler, Texas 75701.

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Velma Irene (Gregory) DuBose-Watkins
Feb 11, 1921 - Oct 20, 2012

Irene Gregory DuBose Watkins passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, after a very long illness. Service: A memorial service of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

Irene was born Feb. 11, 1921, to Robert and Minnie Owens Gregory of Streetman. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be remembered as a kind and giving person.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Josephine; grandson, Millard Glenn DuBose Jr.; her first husband and father of her children, Millard DuBose; and her second husband, Cecil Watkins.

Survivors: Son, Millard Glenn DuBose and wife, Sharon, of Whitesboro; daughters, Carolyn Zierer and husband, Joe, of Fort Worth and Connie Westerfeld and husband, Jerry, of Crawford; grandchildren, Charles, Joey, Michelle, Alison, Meghan and Caitlin; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Published in Star-Telegram on Nov 2, 2012
  • 1st husband Millard DuBose 2nd Cecil Watkins; d/o Robert Hail Gregory & Minnie Beulah (Owens) Gregory

Woodrow Wilson Emory
Apr 4, 1914 - Oct 26, 1960

Woodrow Emery Rites Sunday

Woodrow Emery, 42, died suddenly in Odessa Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Streetman Presbyterian church with Dr. L. L. McCutchen, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Birdston cemetery.

Survivors other than the widow of Odessa, are one son, Robert Emery, Odessa; four sisters, Mrs. Raymond Smith, Odessa; Mrs. Ora Robbins, South Carolina; Mrs. R. B. Johnson and Mrs. Virginia Gardner, both of Lyman, S. C.; two brothers, Otis Emery and Hansel Emery, both of Meridian, Miss., and other relatives.

Griffin directs.

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Woodrow Emery Rites Sunday

Funeral rites for Woodrow Emery, 46, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Streetman Presbyterian church, Dr. L. L. McCutchen, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in the Birdston cemetery.

Death came to Mr. Emery suddenly Wednesday at the Medical Center in Odessa.

He was an employe of the Sims Auto company of Odessa, a World War II Veteran and a Methodist. Emery was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors other than the widow of Odessa, are one son, Robert Emery, Odessa; four sisters, Mrs. Raymond Smith, Odessa; Mrs. Ora Robbins, South Carolina; Mrs. R. B. Johnson and Mrs. Virginia Gardner, both of Lyman, S. C.; two brothers, Otis Emery and Hansel Emery, both of Meridian, Miss., and other relatives.

Masons will be pallbearers.

Griffin directs.

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Hold Services Woodrow Emery

Funeral services for Woodrow Emery, 46, who died at the Medical Center, Odessa, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Presbyterian church in Streetman.

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. L. McCutchen, pastor, with burial in the Birdston cemetery.

A World War II veteran and employe of the Sims Auto Company. Emery was a Methodist and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife of Odessa, are one son, Robert Emery, Odessa; four sisters, Mrs. Raymond Smith, Odessa; Mrs. Ora Robbins, South Carolina; Mrs. R. B. Johnson and Mrs. Virginia Gardner, both of Lyman, S. C.; two brothers, Otis Emery and Hansel Emery, both of Meridian, Miss., and other relatives.

Masons were pallbearers.

Griffin directed.

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Nellie Virginia (Howell) Yates
Jun 28, 1917 - Apr 25, 1954

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Yates

Mrs. Jerry G. Yates, 36, formerly of Corsicana, died in Houston Sunday night following a several weeks’ illness.

Mrs. Yates is the former Miss Virginia Howell of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian church in Streetman Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marshall S. Pinkerton of Houston and Rev. Obie Barton of Mineral Wells, formerly of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband and son, Gary Howell Yates, both of Houston; mother, Mrs. J. W. Howell; a sister, Miss Ruby Howell, and a brother, J. W. Howell, all of Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. Jerry Yates Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Jerry G. Yates, 36, who died in Houston Sunday night after a several weeks’ illness, were held from the First Presbyterian church in Streetman Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Birdston cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marshall S. Pinkerton of Houston and Rev. Obie F. Barton of Mineral Wells, formerly of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband and son, Gary Howell Yates, both of Houston; mother, Mrs. J. W. Howell; a sister, Miss Ruby Howell, and a brother, J. W. Howell, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Loyd Land, Olin Castle, Bill Steward, Paul Chandler, Frank Greenup and Aaron Montgomery.

Corley directed.

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Charles Dee Jackson
Sep 20, 1891 - Mar 16, 1949

C. Dee Jackson Dies Wednesday At Mildred Home

Charles Dee Jackson, aged 57 years, died with a heart attack Wednesday afternoon at his home in Mildred.

A native of Chatfield, Jackson had resided in Navarro county all of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Mildred; three sons, W. C. Jackson, Selah, Wash.; C. D. Jackson, Tyler, and Randall Jackson, Texas City; a daughter, Mrs. L. D. Stover, a brother Andrew Jackson, Dallas; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Chatfield cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 17, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fannie C. (Polk) Jackson married Dec 20, 1911; s/o Willie Andrew Jackson & Lucy Ella (Frederick) Jackson
     

Charles Edward Thompson
Oct 25, 1876 - Jan 5, 1949

Rail Yard Mishap Fatal To Man, 71; Rites Wednesday

C. E. Thompson, aged 71 years, 711 East Ninth avenue, died in the P. and S. Hospital at 9:12 a.m. from injuries sustained at 8:35 a.m. in the yards of the Southern Pacific Lines.

Thompson’s right leg was mangled at the knee and other injuries were sustained. He was rushed to the P. and S. Hospital in a Corley ambulance.

The accident occurred about 150 feet north of the rail crossing of the Southern Pacific Lines on South Main street between the depot and the Corsicana Cotton Mills.

Two locomotives were in the vicinity of the accident.

J. R. Culberson, local agent, said that a road engine was involved. The agent said his information was that the victim was walking through the yards at the time of the mishap, but declined further statements on the matter pending the completion of an investigation of the matter. The investigation is expected to be finished late this afternoon.

Bruce Nutt, police chief, said that Kelsey Blakney, city officer, investigated the incident. The police said that Thompson apparently was walking between two tracks in the yards while one engine was proceeding north and another traveling south.

The officer reported to the chief that Thompson apparently stepped away from one of the locomotives on to the track in front of the other—not realizing there were two locomotives in the immediate vicinity.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Home chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Cade cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hugh Harris, Corsicana; Mrs. Cecil Murrell, Galena Park; Miss Agnes Thompson, Corsicana; a son, J. B. Thompson, Corsicana; a brother, Bob Thompson, Kosse; a sister, Mrs. Melvin Dickey, Houston, and four grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 4, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ida (Clark) Thompson married Mar. 17, 1902 buried in Ebenezer cemetery, Kosse, Tx. 2nd wife Emma (Berry) Thompson married Dec 28, 1910; s/o Robert Lee Thompson & Susan (Dollar) Thompson

Adolphus D. “Doc” Lankford
Aug 28, 1869 - Feb 9, 1949

A. Lankford Buried In Dawson

Funeral services for Adolphus Lankford, 79, well-known retired Athens business man, were held in Athens with burial in the Dawson cemetery at Dawson.

A native of Mississippi, Lankford moved to Texas when he was 15 years of age. He moved to Athens from Dawson in 1915.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, a son, a brother and two sisters. One sister, Mrs. T. D. Shirley resides at Dawson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb. 14, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cynthia Elizabeth “Bertie” (Davis) Lankford married Dec 25, 1892; s/o Thomas J. “Tom” Lankford & Mary A. (Howard) Lankford

George Washington Platt
May 5, 1884 - Sep 26, 1951

G. W. Platt Dies Early Thursday

G. W. Platt, 67, Winkler farmer, died at the John Sealy Hospital Galveston, at an early hour Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the St. Elmo church at 4 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the St. Elmo cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, Tom Platt, Borger; three nephews, Charlie Platt, Winkler; Willie Platt, Corsicana, and B. F. Platt, Purdon; five nieces, Mrs. H. W. Montgomery and Mrs. W. F. Smith, both of Springtown; Mrs. E. S. Weaver, Richland; Mrs. Doyle Platt, Borger, and Mrs. Fred Platt, Tyler.

Corley will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 27, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Delfia C. “Delfie” (UNKNOWN) Platt per 1920 census Freestone county, TX; s/o Charles Benjamin Platt & Sarah Ann Elizabeth “Sallie” (Franklin) Platt

Robert Davis Terry
Jun 25, 1863 - Feb 18, 1951

Robert D. Terry Dies On Sunday

Robert D. Terry, 87, native of Cherokee county, Ga., died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. T. Drain, 702 North Twenty-Sixth street early Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Marshall cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Terry, Elbert Terry, Ford Terry, Edward Terry, Daniel Terry, and Dale Terry, all grandsons.

Surviving are seven sons, J. W. Terry, Corsicana; L. D. Terry, Corpus Christi; L. E. Terry, Pharr; John Terry, Orangefield; E. A. Terry, Kingsville; W. D. Terry, Cotton Center, and C. R. Terry, Plainview; two daughters, Mrs. Drain, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. J. Paris, Corpus Christi, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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James Wilburn Terry
Sep 29, 1890 - Oct 12, 1965

J. W. Terry, 75, Dies Tuesday

J. W. Terry, 75, native of Woodstock, Ga., retired heavy machinery mechanic for Navarro county, 211, West Third avenue, died Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Marshall cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Delbert Taylor, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, J. E. Terry, Cleburne; H. F. Terry, Dallas; J. W. Terry, Fort Worth; M. E. Terry, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. E. O. Patrick, Mrs. W. L. Harmon, Mrs. G. R. Bailey, and Mrs. P. E. Calloway, all of Corsicana; Mrs. James Ray, Richland, and Mrs. J. M. Smith, Irving; 27 grandchildren, five brothers, L. E. Terry, Athens; E. A. Terry, Bellville; W. D. Terry, Cotton Center; C. R. Terry, Plainview, and J. F. Terry, Orange; two sisters, Mrs. John Drane, Corsicana and Mrs. Bill Parrish, Athens and other relatives.

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Major Francis Hammett
Mar 24, 1872 - Aug 14, 1951

M. F. Hammett Rites Wednesday

KERENS, Aug. 15—(Spl)—Funeral services for Major F. Hammett, 79, long time Oak Grove resident, who died in Dallas Tuesday morning, were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the Dawson Baptist church.

Surviving are five sons, Herman Hammett, Laporte; Walter, Freddie and Sidney Hammett, all of Dallas, and Francis Hammett, Hubbard; three daughters, Mrs. C. R. Cook, Haskell; Mrs. J. B. Johnson, Kerens; Mrs. Dora Borders, Carthage and Mrs. Annie Snowden, Tacoma, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Inmon directed.

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Walter William Dunlap
Dec 20, 1900 - Nov 9, 1951

Rites Scheduled For Victims Of Triple Shooting

Funeral services for Walter W. Dunlap, 51, Hubbard farmer who died of pistol wounds, self-inflicted, Friday morning, were held from the Wolfe Funeral chapel at Hubbard at 2:20 p.m. Saturday. Burial was in the Dover cemetery.

A coroner’s verdict of double murder and suicide was returned Friday by Justice of the Peace Cecil Stewart at Hubbard following the fatal shooting of Mrs. Dunlap, 38, and Ernestine Phelps, 17, daughter of Mrs. Dunlap by a former marriage, in the Crystal Inn Café, at 9:45 a.m.

Argument Precedes
Dunlap is reported to have objected to the step-daughter being employed at the café as a waitress.

Witnesses said an argument preceded the shooting.

Funeral services for the two women victims of the tragedy are planned Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Hubbard.

Mrs. Dunlap and Miss Phelps were killed instantly. Dunlap died at 11:25 a.m. in the P. and S. Hospital.

Survivors Lister
Surviving Mrs. Dunlap are her son, Donald Ray Phelps, Hubbard; her mother, Mrs. J. C. Yates, Hubbard; three sisters, Mrs. Wade Dunn, Waco; Mrs. Robert Bigham, Waco; Mrs. Bertha Bailey, Wichita Falls; five brothers, Edward and Elmo Yates, both of Waco; Willie Yates, Penelope; Arthur Yates, Lamesa, and Earl Yates, Mt. Calm.

Dunlap is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ola Dunlap, Corsicana; two sons, Wendell and Wilburn Dunlap, both of Waco, a brother, Marcus Dunlap, Mt. Calm; 6 sisters, Mrs. Lee Emmons, Mrs. Jake Motley and Mrs. Frank Gauntt, all of Hubbard; Mrs. Homer Hill, Waco; Mrs. Doss Lovelace, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Bessie Couey, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov 10, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Francell (Lipsey) Dunlap 2nd wife Aline (Yates) Phelps-Dunlap; s/o William Jackson “Jack” Dunlap & Nancy Elizabeth Lola (Spruiell) Dunlap

Emily Ann (Johnson) Holman
Feb 7, 1871 - Nov 2, 1951

Mrs. Holman Rites Held Saturday

HUBBARD, Nov. 3—(Spl.)—Mrs. Emily Ann Holman, 80, native of Navarro county, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edith Barrington, here Friday morning.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Dover Methodist church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. D. L. Evans, Mrs. H. T. Carr and Mrs. J. E. Shannon, all of Waco, and Mrs. Barrington, Hubbard; five sons, Ben Holman, Coolidge; Ed, E. L. George and Louis Holman, all of Hubbard; 20 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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David W. “Dave” Holman
Apr 7, 1861 - Jul 3, 1929

HUBBARD FARMER DIES SUDDENLY; BURIAL THURSDAY

HUBBARD. July 6.—D. W. Holman, 68, died at his home in the Munger community suddenly Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock and the funeral was held at Dover Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He had been at work in the field during the afternoon and his sudden death was attributed to a burst artery in the brain caused from high blood pressure.

He had resided in the Munger community for many years.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Ben Holman, Hubbard; Ernest Holman, Hubbard; George Holman, Hubbard; Ed. Holman, Eastland; Louis Holman, Munger; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer Barrington, Hubbard; Mrs. D. T. Evans, Waco; Mrs. Titus Carr, Rice; Mrs. Hugh Moore, Baytown, and other relatives.

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Paul Wayne Gregory
Jun 8, 1896 - Mar 22, 1949

W. Gregory Dies Of Heart Attack; Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for W. Gregory, aged 52 years, Streetman farmer, who died with a heart attack at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church at Streetman. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery with the Birdston Masonic lodge in charge and providing pallbearers. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the church.

A native of Freestone county, Gregory had resided at Streetman most of his life.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Charles Gregory, two granddaughters and two brothers, Robert and Everett Gregory, all of Streetman, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Carlton Everett Gregory
Apr 27, 1929 - Aug 30, 1977

Carlton Gregory

Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Birdston Cemetery in Streetman for Carlton Gregory, who was killed in a automobile accident in Dallas early today.

A former resident of Streetman, Gregory was a Dallas resident.

He is survived by his wife, Dana Gregory of Dallas; two sons, Paul Gregory of Waco and David Gregory of New Mexico; one daughter, Kim Gregory of Dallas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Gregory of Streetman; three brothers, James Gregory of Streetman, Troyce Gregory of Corsicana, and Bobby Gregory of Robstown.

Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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Robert Hail Gregory
Apr 17, 1898 - Oct 20, 1964

Robert Gregory Services Held

Funeral services for Robert Gregory, 66, Streetman postal employe, who died in the Freestone County Memorial hospital in Fairfield Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman, of which he was a member.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert McKissack, Teague Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery with the Masons in charge. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Lindley, Midland, and Mrs. Irene DuBose, Grand Prairie; four grandchildren, and a brother, C. E. Gregory, Streetman, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harold Massey, Johnny B. Massey, Angus Kent McGilvary, Earl Speed, Ralph Howell and Loyal McKissack.

Griffin directed.

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Sarah Ann “Sallie” (DuBose) Gregory
Jan 4, 1894 - Aug 15, 1965

Plan Rites For Mrs. Gregory

Funeral services will be held in Streetman Tuesday afternoon mnoblius p:a-gov43-dw?Mwmo for Mrs. Ann Gregory, who died Monday night in Dallas.

Rites will be held from the Streetman Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Birdston Cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Mary Quirk
Nov 26, 1868 - Feb 9, 1949

Mrs. Mary Quirk Rites Are Held Here Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Quirk, 80, long-time Corsicana resident who died Wednesday morning, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Johnson Moran, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Annie Henderson, California; Mrs. Mattie R. Vaughn, Ocean Park, Calif.; and Mrs. Fannie Waddell, Houston; a niece, Mrs. Ott Brown, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Paul Duffee, W. P. McCammon, Paul Mitchell, George Edmons, Bill Harrison and Harvey Redden.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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James Abner Brown
Dec 22, 1871 - Apr 19, 1947

EUREKA RESIDENT DIED SATURDAY AT LOCAL HOSPITAL

James A. Brown, aged 75 years, of Eureka, died in the Navarro Clinic early Saturday following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Eureka Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, Methodist minister. The Eureka Masonic Lodge will have charge at the graveside service.

A native of South Carolina, Brown had resided in the Eureka community for the past 60 years.

Surviving are his wife, Eureka; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Boyd, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lizzie Morrison, Sumpter, S. C., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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JAMES A. BROWN FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for James A. Brown, aged 75 years of Eureka, were held from the Eureka Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery with the Masons in charge of the grave. The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, Methodist minister. Brown died at the Navarro Clinic early Saturday morning.

A native of South Carolina, he had resided at Eureka for 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, Eureka; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Boyd, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lizzie Morrison, Sumpter, S. C., and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Etta (Boyd) Brown
Apr 9, 1876 - Nov 23, 1964

Services For Mrs. Brown At Eureka Church

Final rites for Mrs. Etta Brown, 88, who died at the Evergreen Nursing Home Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Jim F. Hardy, Jr., former pastor, now a Channelview Presbyterian church.

Native of Arkansas, Mrs. Brown was the widow of the late J. A. Brown. She had resided at Eureka 78 years.

Surviving are a brother, John C. Boyd, and two sisters, Misses Nannie and Ruth Boyd, all of Eureka, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Mrs. Etta Brown Dies Monday

Mrs. Etta Brown, 88, widow of the late J. A. Brown, of Eureka died Monday morning at the Evergreen Nursing home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jim F. Hardy, Jr., former pastor of the church, now at a Channelview Presbyterian church.

Native of Arkansas, Mrs. Brown had resided at Eureka 78 years.

Surviving are a brother, John C. Boyd, and two sisters, Misses Nannie and Ruth Boyd, all of Eureka, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Danny Ray Brumfield
B&D Jan 26, 1919

Rites For Infant Held On Thursday

Funeral services for Danny Ray Brumfield, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Brumfield, Eureka, who died Wednesday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was at Eureka. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ousley, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Alva Lee, Mary Nell, Hazel Marie and Geraldine Brumfield, all of Eureka, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mosley, Kerens, and Mr. and Mrs. Luther Brumfield, Purcell, Okla.

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Mary Ann Elizabeth (Whitener) Cambron
Jul 5, 1865 - Feb 13, 1949

Mrs. J. H. Cambron Dies Sunday At Navarro Mills

Mrs. J. H. Cambron, aged 84 years, pioneer resident of Dawson and Navarro Mills, died at her home at Navarro Mills Sunday.

Funeral services were held at Navarro Mills Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Liberty Hill Cemetery northwest of Dawson. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Hubbard Baptist minister, and the Rev. Mr. Baggett of Waco.

Surviving are her husband, Navarro Mills; a foster daughter, Mrs. Inez Oden, Navarro Mills; a sister and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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James Henry Cambron
Jun 24, 1865 - Jun 13, 1950

J. H. Cambron Of Purdon Dies In Local Hospital

James Henry Cambron, 84, Purdon, Route 1, retired farmer, died at the P. and S. Hospital late Tuesday night.

A native of Alabama, he had resided in Navarro county most of his life.

Cambron had been a member of the Navarro Mills Baptist church since 1901.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Oden, Purdon, Route 1, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Navarro Mills Baptist Church. Burial was in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, northwest of Dawson. The rites were conducted by Rev. Billy Baggett, pastor fo the church and Rev. Tom Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard.

Pallbearers were W. J. Barnes, W. A. Hargis, J. B. Mosley, D. D. Curry, Rex French and J. E. Downey.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Hattie Estell Moore
May 17, 1887 - Feb 14, 1949

Hattie E. Moore Dies On Sunday; Funeral Tuesday

Miss Hattie E. Moore, aged 61 years, 302 South Thirty-first street, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Eugene A. Pitts, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ minister.

Prior to moving to Corsicana several years ago, Miss Moore resided in the Phillips Chapel community east of Corsicana.

Surviving are two brothers, J. M. Moore, Houston and Roy R. Moore, Velma, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. W. L. Jeffers, Corsicana; a niece, Miss Peggy Jo Moore, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Frank Cartlidge, Sam Ellis, Jim K. Riley, Doss Ray, Jeff Harwell and Jack Cook.

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Hattie E. Moore Rites Are Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for Miss Hattie E. Moore, 61, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Eugene A. Pitts, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are two brothers, J. M. Moore, Houston and Roy R. Moore, Velma, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. W. L. Jeffers, Corsicana; a niece, Miss Peggy Jo Moore, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Cartlidge, Sam Ellis, Jim K. Riley, Doss Ray, Jeff Harwell and Jack Cook.

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Oliver Ollie Forbes
Jan 30, 1895 - Mar 3, 1949

Oliver Forbes Funeral Services Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for Oliver Forbes, 54, employee of the Gulf Pipeline Company for 20 years, who died Thursday at Breese, Ill., will be held at the Hopewell Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. T. Perritt, pastor of the church, and Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. The Eureka Masonic Lodge will be in charge of the graveside services.

He formerly resided in this section.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Jessie Harvard of Navarro, now of Breese, Ill.; four brothers, Phillip, Louis, Vivian and Palmer Forbes, and a sister, Mrs. Nona Olson, all of Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lester Forbes, Leroy Forbes, Sammy Harvard, Buck Harvard, Garland Harvard, Reginal Westmoreland, Joe Bill Collins and Walter Knight, all nephews.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Charles David Williams
Sep 7, 1935 - Feb 21, 2020
 
Williams, Charles David
September 7, 1935 - February 21, 2020

Charles David Williams, a longtime resident of Farmers Branch, Texas passed away on February 21, 2020 in Carrollton, Texas. He was born September 7, 1935 at Ward’s Bridge in Navarro County, Texas to Charles Edward Williams and Floy (Springer) Williams. Both of his parents died shortly after his birth so his grandparents, Daniel Z. and Mary Susan Springer raised him. The lived a short time in Navarro County and Henderson County before moving to Farmers Branch in 1941. Charles attended Farmers Branch and Carrollton schools. He married Cora Sue Grimm Mar 5, 1954 in Denton, Texas. He served in the US Army reserves. Charles retired from the Simmons Mattress Company then sold beds at Traders Village for several more years. He is preceded in death by his half-sister Letha Juanita (Williams) Slaydon and his half-brother, Jack Thomas Williams. Charles is survived by his wife, his son Edward Lynn Williams and granddaughter Kristen Lynn Williams of Plano, Texas. Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County, Texas where he will be laid to rest next to his mother and grandparents.

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Myrtle Elizabeth (Smith) Pitts
Feb 11, 1882 - June 30, 1963

Mrs. Pitts Of Dawson Dies, Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Clint Pitts, 81, Dawson, died in Twilight Home Sunday night.

A native of Alabama, she had spent most of her life in the Dawson area.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Dawson Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor of the church and Rev. W. O. Estes, Dawson Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband of Dawson; three sons, Hollis Pitts, Blooming Grove; Grady Pitts, Sweetwater, and Howard Pitts, Dawson; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three brothers, W. H. Smith, New Orleans; Earl Smith, Dawson, and J. Floyd Smith, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. R. M. Shull, Waco; Mrs. Guy Davis, Dawson; and Mrs. W. V. Cannon, Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Inmon Slater, Olin Sawyer, Frank Cook, Ray Raley, Herman Matthews, Charles Pullin, Homer S. Whorton and Jim Parks.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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Winnie (Matthews) Garner
Oct 16, 1886 - Jan 3, 1949

Mrs. Winnie Garner Rites At Dawson

Funeral services for Mrs. Winnie Garner, 61, who died Monday afternoon were held at Dawson Wednesday afternoon from the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are her father, W. N. Matthews, Lawton, Okla.; a sister, four brothers, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 7, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Gill “Jim” Garner married Nov. 15, 1925; d/o William Newton Matthews & Annie Elizabeth (Mount) Matthews

Walter Lee Patterson
Jun 28, 1911 - Jan 5, 1949

DAWSON RESIDENT DIES WEDNESDAY; RITES THURSDAY

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Dawson Baptist church for Walter Patterson, 36, of Dawson, who died with a heart attack Wednesday morning in Hubbard. He was stricken late Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Patterson was helping hang paper at Hubbard at the time he was stricken.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Patterson, all of Dawson, and two brothers.

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David Mack “Uncle Mack” Fullerton, Rev.
Dec 31, 1869 - Nov 11, 1949

Rev. Fullerton Buried At Dawson

DAWSON, Nov. 19.—(Spl.)—Rev. D. M. (Uncle Mack) Fullerton, 79, died in the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana Friday, Nov. 11.

Funeral services were held Saturday from the Cumberland Presbyterian church by Rev. Paul Brown of Marshall, assisted by Rev. Welch of Dallas and Rev. Baucom of Hillsboro. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

The minister was an ordained preacher in the Cumberland Presbyterian church. He spent most of his life in Dawson and vicinity.

Pallbearers were Vic Lawrence, Edward Hale, Hugh Clemons, Neil Clark, C. M. Newton, Jr., and H. H. HDoga.

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Robert Stillman Thompson
Feb 3, 1866 - Feb 28, 1948

R. S. THOMPSON DIES SATURDAY IN WACO HOSPITAL

Robert Steelman Thompson, aged 82 years, long-time resident of the Mildred community, died in a Waco hospital Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Providence cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of the Providence Baptist church.

Native of Caplar County, Miss., Thompson owned extensive land and other properties.

Surviving are five sons, Fred Thompson, Eureka; Earl Thompson, Waco; Roy Thompson, Honolulu; Elmer Thompson, Fresno, Calif., and Raymond Thompson, El Paso, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were G. C. Goodin, W. G. Owens, J. W. Ford, B. R. Bonner, Buck Montgomery and A. C. Kent.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 1, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary E. (Martin) Thompson married Jan 5, 1890; s/o William Oliver Thompson & Mary Ann Belinda (Mullins/Mullen) Thompson

Ocie Needham Ellington
Feb 23, 1923 - Feb 24, 1949

Ocie N. Ellington Funeral Services Are Held Friday

Funeral services for Ocie N. Ellington, 26, accidentally electrocuted at his residence, 514 North Commerce, while bathing early Thursday morning, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Providence cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Ellington was employed by U. C. Roney. He celebrated his twenty-sixth birthday Wednesday.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vern Ellington, to whom he was married in England during World War II; a daughter, Linda Ann Ellington, aged 30 months both of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Daisy Ellington, Eureka; four brothers, Charles Ellington, W. E. McNeill and Martin G. McNeill, all of Corsicana, and Earl Ellington, Chatfield; three sisters, Mrs. Ezra Burns, Corsicana; Mrs. Ernest Singleton, Eureka, and Mrs. Verla Rogers, Hobbs, N. M., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. N. McNeal, C. W. Johnson, U. C. Roney, J. W. Nelson, Max M. Nezuka and Raymond Crocker.

Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Roney company and friends of the family.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 25, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  •  h/o Vera Fletcher Long married in England; s/o Charles Hill Ellington & Daisy Bell (Anderson) McNeill-Ellington

Fleeta (Leetch) Owen
Sep 15, 1865 - Nov 19, 1949

Formal Rites For Mrs. L. Owen Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. L. Owen, aged 84 years, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joe Cantrell at Joinerville, Saturday, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Ward cemetery. The rites were conducted by Fred McClung, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

Mrs. Owen had been bedridden since a fall four years ago at Pursley. She was a native of Kerens.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, Ruby Owen, Kilgore; Weaver Owen, Corsicana and Walton Owen, Joinerville; a daughter, Mrs. Cantrell; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Sam Boyd, Carl Frost, Alton Anderson, Grover Chambers, William Stiles, Andy Bolin, W. P. Helgeson, V. H. Bailey, James Crook, Doc Lee, A. N. Cooper, Harry Clabtfelter, Raymond Crawford and Harry Anderson.

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John Cook Howell
Dec 23, 1853 - Oct 17, 1949

John C. Howell Funeral Services Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for John Cook Howell, aged 95 years, who died at the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Walter Howell, here Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Midway church. Burial was in the Midway cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, and Rev. Ezra Burns, Baptist minister of Malakoff.

A native of Baton Rouge, La., Howell had resided in Texas 41 years.

Surviving are a son, Charlie Cook Howell, Horatio, Ark.; and a number of grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were G. F. Gay, Albert Haywood, William Lewis, Jim Steele, Clark DuBose and Sam Keel.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Marth Ellen “Mattie” (Smith) Howell
Nov 25, 1860 - Aug 7, 1937

EUREKA WOMAN TO BE BURIED MIDWAY CEMETERY SATURDAY

EUREKA, Aug. 7.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Martha Ellen Howell, 77, died this morning and funeral services are planned for 5 o’clock this afternoon at the Midway cemetery with Rev. L. O. Cunningham of Eureka conducting the rites. Mrs. Howell was born, Nov. 25, 1860, and at the age of 17 years, was married to J. C. Howell who survives.

Other survivors are two sons, Walter Howell, Streetman, and C. C. Howell, Horatio, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Guy Anderson, J. C. Burleson, Courtney Baker, Will Collins, Dave Clark and Sam Keel.

L. B. Bonner, Eureka funeral director, will have charge of the service arrangements.

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Linda Ruth (Whitener) Mershawn
Mar 21, 1950 - Jan 22, 1992

So Be It

Life holds us in a fragile web,
Its links are torn and broken,
And oftentimes it just gives way
And pain becomes the token.

Yet through the pain we find the core
Of courage in the heart,
We build gain the broken threads
That life has blown apart.

No easy task confronts us now
As one by one we weave
The tangled memories of love
Which dimly we perceive.

And through the weeping in our souls
The web grows strong again,
And life begins to whisper peace
And we can pray “Amen.”

From her parents, Sid & Ruth Moore
Son, Jon Mershawn and two brothers
Ray and Don Whitener.

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 Mary Elizabeth (Sherrer) Washer
Jun 3, 1861 - Feb 8, 1949

Mrs. I. M. Washer Services Held Richland Church

Funeral services for Mrs. I. M. Washer, 87, of Richland, who died Tuesday night at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Richland Methodist church. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison, Methodist minister. She was a native of Kentucky.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. E. Boyd, Richland; three grandchildren, Mrs. J. T. Eggleston, Houston; Mrs. Melvin Johnson, Kinder, La., and Coy McClendon, Richland; and five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were G. H. Campbell, F. E. Withrow, W. M. McCord, M. M. Frost, Joe Oliver and W. L. Hendon.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Horace Glenn Glasgow
Mar 26, 1933 - Dec 11, 1949

Youth Is Fatally Shot Near Kerens Sunday Afternoon

KERENS, Dec. 12.—(Spl.)—Horace Glenn Glasco, 16, was instantly killed Sunday at 2 p.m. on the H. W. Hoffer farm, six miles southeast of town, when a 12-gauge shotgun was accidentally discharged.

Melvin Penney, justice of the peace, said the youth had leaned the gun against a tree and as he prepared to get a drink of water from a creek, the firearm fell with the charge striking him in the head. Russell Lundy, a brother-in-law, was with the youth at the time. The justice of peace returned a verdict of accidental death following an investigation.

Sheriff David Castles and Deputy Sheriff R. E. Jones, both of Corsicana, investigated the accident.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Baptist Church in Bazette, with Rev. John Wood, pastor, conducting, and Rev. Conn, of Rural Shade, assisting.

Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Glasgo; five brothers, Melvin, Kerens; Jack, Cayuga; Bernice Clint, Corsicana; Clifton, Beaumont; and Eldredge, Rice; five sisters, Mrs. Mabel Lundy, Mrs. Linnie Radney, and Mrs. Ruth Keele, all of Kerens; Mrs. Mary Williams, Corsicana; and Miss Hazel Glasco, Corsicana. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Holloman.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

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Lena (Tyner) Red
Oct 27, 1882 - Apr 8, 1949

Mrs. Lena Red Of Rusk Dies Friday; Rites Sunday

Mrs. Lena Red, age 66 years, died at her home in Rusk Friday.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Fred McClung, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are five sons, W. P. Red, Delphi, La.; G. A. Red, Crockett; E. G. and R. J. Red, both of Tyler, and B. O. Red, Baton Rouge, La.; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Oliver Watt, Corsicana, and Mrs. Eva Tramel, Hillsboro; three brothers, Mid Tyner, Kerens; M. C. Tyner, Palestine and Jess Tyner, Mexia, and other relatives.

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Fannie Viola (Harner) Crain
Nov 9, 1889 - Jul 22, 1963

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Crain

Mrs. Fannie Crain, 73, of 113 East Thirteenth street, died in Twilight Home Monday. She was a native of Oklahoma.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. A. Patton, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are a son, A. F. Reynolds, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Riggs and Mrs. Gladys Madden, both of Corsicana; a brother, Francis Harner, Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. Rhoda Mae Riley, Dallas, seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Loyd Collard, Chester Clay, Joe Gibbs, Calvin Barron, Irvin Daniels and Brown Spurlock.

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Lawrence Otis Hoffman, Jr.
Dec 24, 1907 - Jul 12, 1970

L. O. Hoffman Dies Sunday

Lawrence O. Hoffman, Jr., 62, a retired Lt. Col. Of the U. S. Army, died Sunday night in the Marlin VA Hospital. He resided at 2023 Enfield Dr. he was a member of the College Hill Church of Christ.

He was a lifetime member of the Shrine of Scotland where he first took the Shriners rites; was a past master of Eureka Blud Lodge of the Masons; was a member of Corsicana Chapel No.6 of Royal Arch Masons; a member of the Council of Select Masters, Knights Templar Commandery No. 14; a past patron of the Eastern Star.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ ministers, J. Lethal Roberts and Claude B. Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park with Masons as pallbearers.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Bergeon of Temple, Mrs. Johnny Hunt of Killeen and Miss Linda Hoffman of Corsicana; one grandson, Michael Bergeron; three sisters, Mrs. Curtis Wilcox of Corsicana, Mrs. Robert Nokes of Malakoff and Mrs. B. C. Beauchamp of Waxahachie; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Hoffman Rites

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Lawrence O. Hoffman, Jr., 62, retired Lt. Col. Who died Saturday in the Marlin VA hospital. J. Lethal Roberts and Claude B. Holcomb, Church of Christ ministers, officiated. The Order of the Eastern Star conducted a special service at the chapel.

Masons were in charge of graveside rites at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He held membership in a number of Masonic orders.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three daughters, a grandson, three sisters and several nieces and nephews.

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Lillie Mae (Sawyer) Read
Sep 25, 1880 - Dec 26, 1950

Mrs. W. R. Read Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. R. Read, 70, long-time Navarro county resident, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the United Pentecostal Church West Thirteenth avenue and South Twenty-Fifth street. Burial was in the Boardtree cemetery near Dawson.

The rites were conducted by Eld. J. F. Solomon and Eld. Jesse Price.

A native of Illinois, Mrs. Read had spent most of her life in Navarro County. She was married to the late W. R. Read in 1898, and to this union was born nine children, six of whom survive.

Surviving are three sons, T. E., W. E., and T. L. Read, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Miss Golie Read, Corsicana; Mrs. Mable Pennington, Friendswood, and Mrs. Lora Bates, Corsicana; a brother, Dempsey D. Sawyer, Dawson; 15 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Vernon Read, Cecil Read, Lindle Read, Bruce Pennington, W. T. Pennington, Leonard Bates, LaVern Bates, grandsons, and Eugene Burs.

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Sammie Leon Cooper
Apr 23, 1917 - Aug 14, 1950

Mexia Resident Buried Tuesday

Funeral services for Sammie Leon Cooper, 32, of Mexia, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Union High Baptist Church with burial in the Board Tree cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon of Hubbard.

Cooper died in a Mexia hospital Monday morning from injuries suffered Saturday night when his car overturned in Mexia.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Cooper, Mexia; a son, Douglas Leon Cooper, Mexia; a brother, Bernard Cooper, Mexia and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Estelle Clemons, Purdon, and Mrs. Katherine Clemons, Shreveport, La.

Cooper, a pipeline worker, served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

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James Carl McMullan
May 22, 1883 - Oct. 6, 1950

J. C. McMullan Rites Saturday

Funeral services for J. C. McMullan, 67, Chatfield, county commissioner, who died in a Dallas hospital Friday were held from the Chatfield Methodist church. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. L. Atkins, III, pastor of the church.

A life-long resident of Chatfield, McMullan was serving his fourth year as commissioner from Precinct 2. He was to have retired from office January 1 after declining to seek re-nomination in last summer’s Democratic primaries. He suffered a stroke two years ago.

McMullan was the son of the late R. M. (Squire) McMullan, who also served as commissioner of that precinct many years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Chatfield; two sons, James H. and Hugh (Buddy) McMullan, both of Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. Bob Blake, Brownwood; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Huffman, Mrs. J. W. Wright and Mrs. Gordon Elkins, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. William Thorp, Chatfield; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leo Sands, Leroy Hartley, Lester Walker, Ikey Upchurch, S. M. Colvin, Alvin Barnett, Henry Crook, F. E. Blair.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Hulda Pamela (Jennings) Harris
Jan 1, 1857 - Jan 18, 1950

Mrs. H. P. Harris Funeral Rites Held Thursday

KERENS, Jan. 19.—(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. H. P. Harris, aged 93 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana, Wednesday, were held from the Stockton Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Bazette Baptist cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Mrs. Harris had been a patient in the hospital for the past 14 months.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Harris had resided in Kerens 53 years. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are a son, L. V. Harris, Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. J. C. Taylor, Thalia; Mrs. L. E. Bain, San Antonio; and Mrs. W. E. Horn, Corsicana; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Victor Crowley, Ama Bain, Tillman Reed, Percy Taylor and Foy Scarbrough.

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Robert “Bob” McFadden
1863 - Dec 29, 1950

Robert McFadden Services Sunday

Robert McFadden, about 87, died Friday night at his home, in the Bazette community, where he had resided for many years,

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bazette Baptist Church with Rev. R. J. Fletcher officiating. Burial will be at Bazette with Corley Funeral Home in charge.

A native of Tennessee, McFadden is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Hunt of Dallas, and several nieces and nephews, among which is J. N. McFadden of Corsicana.

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McFadden Rites Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Robert McFadden, 86, of Bazette, who died Friday night, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Baptist church at Bazette.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister, with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Mary Hunt, Dallas; and several nephews and nieces, including J. N. McFadden of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. A. McKinney, Jack Albritton, G. Kirk Allen Albritton, Robert Pohl and R. L. Jones.

Corley directed.

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Artie Berrie Clemons
Feb. 14, 1886 - Apr. 30, 1948

ARTIE B. CLEMONS FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Artie B. Clemons, aged 63 years, retired farmer of the Pursley community, died Friday.

Funeral services are planned from the Pursley Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Pursley cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are a son, Adelbert Clemons, Fort Worth; a daughter, Miss Bea G. Clemons, Fort Worth; a brother, R. B. Clemons, Purdon, a sister, Mrs. Alice Price, Purdon, and four grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Rites Sunday For Retired Farmer

Funeral rites for Artie B. Clemons, aged 63 years, retired farmer, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Pursley Baptist church. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery. The services were held by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Clemons died Friday.

Surviving are a son, Adelbert Clemons, Fort Worth; a daughter, Miss Bea G. Clemons, Fort Worth; a brother, R. B. Clemons, Purdon, a sister, Mrs. Alice Price, Purdon, and four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O. T. Nutt, Fred M. Copeland, John Mahoney, L. L. Loftis, Andy Bolden and Sam Anderson.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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William Taylor “Bud” Graves, Sr.
Apr 26, 1877 - Aug 2, 1948

WILLIAM T. GRAVES RITES ARE HELD HERE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for William Taylor Graves, aged 71 years, former Corsicana resident, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor.

Graves, who resided at Brandon, Hill county, died in a Hillsboro hospital Monday night.

Surviving are a son, Weldon T. Graves, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Edwina Boykin, Midfield and Mrs. Louretta Freeman, Waco; and three grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home handled local arrangements.

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Walter Eugene Braxmier
Feb 9, 1934 - Feb 29, 2020
 

Walter Braxmier 86, went to be with the Lord February 29, 2020 surrounded by his family in his home. A native of Corsicana, TX, he was born on February 9, 1934 to Johnnie and Myrtle Braxmier.

He was a long-time resident of Waxahachie, TX where he retired as a maintenance supervisor for the Owens Corning Fiberglass Co. He proudly served and received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force.

He is preceded in death by sons Scott & Perry Braxmier. He is survived by his loving wife Clara F. Braxmier of 58 years; daughter Rhonda Burch and husband David of Midlothian, TX; granddaughters, Autumn Lewis, Amanda Burch, Karma Braxmier; great-granddaughter Kylie Needham.

The visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Waxahachie Funeral Home with Funeral Service at 2:00 pm. Interment following at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, TX.

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Linda Joyce Ingram
Apr 28, 1948 - Mar 10, 2020


Mrs. Linda Joyce Ingram, 71, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Country Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Harmony Christian Ministries Church, 1816 W. 2nd Avenue, Corsicana, with Rev. Tony Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Long Prairie Cemetery.

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Vivian Ruth "Bibs" (Ward) Sanner-Daniels-Robinson-Geeslin
Oct 30, 1948 - Mar 11, 2020

Angels called Ruth home with them today. Born Oct. 30, 1948, Vivian Ruth (Bibs) (Ward) Geeslin passed away on March 11, 2020. Parents Ovetia Jean Trussell and James Daniel Ward, Sr.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Patty. She is survived by her husband James; daughter, Cindy McIntosh and Kathy; son Anthony and Maria Sanner; aunt (sister) Glenda Southard & Kenneth; grandchildren Hailey & Jordan Sanner, Ashlee Lewis and Brock Percil; one great granddaughter, Londyn with numerous cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with funeral service following at 3pm with Bro. Darren Heil officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jon Southard, Trae Southard, Clint Southard, Brock Percle, Jordan Sanner and Keller Southard.

The family ask no flowers, please make a donation to the BG ex-students or Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Paul Harrison Sloan
Jul 5, 1936 - Mar 7, 2020
 
Mr. Paul Harrison Sloan, age 83, of Powell, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born on July 5, 1936 in Corsicana, Texas to Paul J. Sloan and Martha Christine Burke Sloan.

Harrison was best known for his keen sense of humor, his love of John Deere Tractors and enjoying food and fellowship with family, friends and the employees at Powell State Bank. Harrison spent his youth in Mabank, Texas on the family farm, he graduated high school in Abilene, Texas and completed his bachelor degree in Business Agriculture from Abilene Christian College. He married Nancy Lois Howdeshell in 1956 and they were blessed with two children; Leah Kathryn Sloan and Paul Allen Sloan.

After graduating from college Harrison and Nancy moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he was employed by International Harvester Inc. Harrison succeeded his father as the president of Powell State Bank in 1965. He was baptized in the Church of Christ and served as a deacon and an elder during his life. He was well known for the men's breakfast that he cooked for the men of the church once a month for many years.

He was well regarded as the "boat driver" for his children and their friends while water skiing, fishing and swimming in Lake Halbert. Harrison loved being with people and people loved being with H. He was a member of the "tractor club" and had over 17 tractors at his farm. Most of the time Harrison would be wearing his John Deere suspenders (since they went with everything in his wardrobe.) Harrison was also known as "the clock man". His collection of clocks is remarkable and various house guests over the years will swear that he was somehow able to arrange for all the ticking, bonging and chiming to be just a tiny bit louder after dark.

Harrison was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children; Paul Allen Sloan and Leah Kathryn Sloan; his grandchildren; Audrey Sloan, Andrew Sloan, Allen Sloan, Austin Sloan and wife Ashley and one great grandchild, Kathryn Marie Sloan. He is also survived by his siblings; Martha Lewis and husband Henry, John Sloan and wife Nancy, and a former daughter-in-law Lynda Sloan.

Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:30AM at Westhill Church of Christ at 3400 W Hwy 22, Corsicana, Texas with Darwin Thomas officiating. A private burial will follow with Buster Atkeison, Russell Gest, Norm Ormiston, Don Pointer, Dickie Russell, Allen Sloan, Andrew Sloan and Austin Sloan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Glass, James Fife, and Larry Hartsell.

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Robert Earl Reynolds
Aug 17, 1939 - Feb 26, 2020

 
Robert Earl Reynolds was born on August 17, 1939 to the union of Earl C. Reynolds and Sally Louise Alford in Corsicana, Texas.

He received his formal education at Jackson High School in Corsicana. He furthered his education in Social Studies at Navarro College.

Robert accepted Christ and was baptized at Mount Olive Baptist Church at an early age and later attended Church of Christ.

Robert was united in holy matrimony with Ida Pearl Lewis on Dec. 12, 1972 in Corsicana. Their union was blessed with four children.

Robert enlisted in the United States Army on Aug. 16, 1956.

He was employed by Oil City Iron Works and Medical Art Clinic as a machinist and environmental services for 45 years. He was retired 20 years.

In his leisure, Robert enjoyed time with family and friends, providing for his family, napping, cruising on Eastside, and watching Westerns and football all day. He loved to socialize with everyone and was Mr. Personality and Humanitarian. He also served as Creek Reunion President.

Robert departed this life at February 26, 2020 at Medical City in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally Louise Alford, and father, Earl C. Reynolds.

He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Ida Pearl Reynolds; four children: Byron Reynolds, Robert Gerard Reynolds (Felicia); Shelia Lewis Brown and Debbie Cloud (James); 16 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; Sister-in-law Patsy Green (Lee), Sonya Griffin (James) Gale and Barbra Polk. Brother-in-law; Billy Polk. Special Brotherly Friends: Marx Madison, Harold Jackson, Willie "Bo" Brown, Leonard Dempsey, Kenny and Charles Hall; Thomas Douglas. Cousins: Marilyn Johnson, Janice Foster (John), William "Brook" Johnson, and Michael Lewis (Ann) and Helen Bailey.

The family of the late Robert Earl Reynolds acknowledges, with sincere appreciation, the many comforting messages, floral tributes and other expressions of kindness evidenced at this time in thought and deed.

Special thanks to Twilight Home, Dr. Kent Rogers, FNP Jan Merida, and Navarro Regional Hospital.

Memorials to Mary Peterson Child Care Center at PO Box 572 Corsicana, Texas, 75151 or the charity of your choice.

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Mary Ellen (Dolan) Lamb
Jun 15, 1932 - Mar 7, 2020

Mary Ellen Dolan Lamb, 87, a lifelong resident of Red River, NM went home to our Lord on March 7, 2020.

Mary was born on June 15, 1932, to Rudolph William Dolan and Mary ExiBea Settie Cala Dona Burt, near Nowata, Oklahoma. She was named after her two aunts, Mary Alice Matlock and Anise Ellen Burt and had four brothers and four sisters. She was a bright child and started elementary school at 5 years old. She moved with her family to Big Spring, Texas in 1942. Mary gave her life over to Jesus Christ at the age of 11 and sought to follow Jesus and honor Him all of her life.

Mary married Paschall Waters Lamb of Big Spring, Texas, in Lovington, New Mexico, on February 21, 1950. She was 17, and he was 19. At the time of her death, they had been married for 70 years and two weeks. Mary and Pat worked as sharecroppers for one season and nearly starved. They moved into the city of Big Spring to take jobs. She and Pat made a life in Big Spring of family, work and church. She was an active member of East 4th Street Baptist Church. She worked at the State National Bank and then First National Bank, educating herself in accounting and bookkeeping. Mary and Pat had three sons, Rick, Dan, and Larry.

In the early 1960's, Mary and Pat longed for a different way of life. They visited Red River, New Mexico, during the summers to attend Square Dances at the Red River Community House and to enjoy the cool, mountain air.

In 1963, Pat and Mary purchased the Three Canyon Camp and moved to Red River. They renamed the camp Lonesome Pine Lodge, for the large pine tree on the property. The days of renting and cleaning rooms and doing laundry contrasted sharply with the high-heeled days of banking, but Mary embraced Red River and New Mexico whole-heartedly. She ran the lodge, worked at the Red River Ski Area, selling tickets and working in the retail shop, while raising her sons. Like a lot of people in Red River, Mary worked at a lot of jobs in the early years: the Riverside Lodge, The Red River Swimming Pool and Café, and the Moly Mine. She learned to ski (downhill and cross country) and snowmobiled with Pat. Mary was very involved in the community, serving on the board of the Red River Community House for nearly 18 years, as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Beautification committees, and she was a founding member of the Red River Women's Club. She supported the ministry of Questa Baptist Church, Faith Mountain Fellowship Church, and the First Baptist Church of Red River. She was an advocate of education for Red River and her children, sending them to Questa Schools and driving them to Cimarron and Taos schools, always looking for the best educational opportunities.

She started All Seasons in 1967 with a partner and opened the first fine art gallery in Red River, carrying high quality sculptures and paintings. Very quickly, she learned to expand into other gifts and collectibles. Mary soon bought out her partner, and she and Pat added ski rental and snowmobile rental and sales to the business in 1968. She loved working in her stores and developed deep, lasting relationships with her customers, who came back year after year to see Ms. Mary. For a brief time, in 1989, Mary and Pat returned to Big Spring, Texas, but missed the mountains and their "home," so they returned to Red River to rebuild All Seasons, Inc. In later years, low oxygen levels forced them to leave their mountain home and move near family in Corsicana, Texas, where she resided until her death. Mary was joyful, deeply connected to Jesus Christ, supportive, and kind. In her later years, when dementia robbed her of health and memory, she held on with determination to her Savior. She would often say, "I don't want to miss the Kingdom of Heaven." She didn't.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister. She is survived by three sisters, her husband, Pat Lamb, three sons, Rick, and wife Becky Lamb, Dan Lamb, Larry and wife Sapna Lamb, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and a lifetime of customers and friends. The Lamb family wishes to express their gratitude to the many people who have expressed love and concern to them in the past few years.

A memorial service will be held at the Red River Community House on Saturday, March 14th at 1 p.m., officiated by Pastor Rick Lamb. Burial is planned for 2:00 p.m. at the Red River Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Town of Red River Beautification Fund.

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Frances (Matous) Novotny
Oct 12, 1927 - Mar 6, 2020

Frances Matous Novotny went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2020 at her home in Corsicana surrounded by loved ones. She was born October 12, 1927 at her home in Ennis. She was the first of 10 children.

Frances devoted her life to raising her children and enjoying her family. She loved family get togethers and visiting with her extended family. She was very involved in her church, including leading the rosary before Sunday Mass, running fish fry's during Lent, meals-on-wheels, the funeral ministry and altar guild. She was well known by family and friends for her baking and strudels. Frances was also fluent in Czech and enjoyed dancing, gardening, and watching the birds in the yard.

Frances is preceded in death by her devoted husband of 63 years, Jerry Novotny; oldest son, David Novotny; parents, Jerry and Frances Matous and brother, John Matous. She is survived by David's wife, Margaret; Mary Frances and Charlie Jones; Mel and Vicki Novotny; Steve and Lesa Novotny and Linda and Charlie Ellis; 11 grandchildren, Rebecca, David, Robert, Shawn, Ryan, Jennifer, Laura, Chelsea C., Jared, Chelsea F. and Elizabeth; 13 great grandchildren, Courtney, Leah, Merritt, Jake, Owen, Abby, Eron, Logan, Levi, Luke, Lawrence, Isabelle, Jerry and one great-great grandchild Alaina.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 with Rosary in her honor at 7 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 12 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana. Graveside Service will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Ennis, Texas. Pallbearers will be Shawn Dawson, Ryan Dawson, Robert Novotny, Jared Novotny, Austin Gunter and Logan Hoyt.

Frances' favorite charities were Hand-In-Hand Hospice of Corsicana, Kidney Foundation of America and Red Cross.

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Rita Joyce Hart
Dec 16, 1950 - Feb 28, 2020
 

Rita Joyce Hart, born Dec. 16, 1950 entered the arms of Jesus on Feb. 28, 2020. The expression "to know her was to love her" is only half of her story. For with Rita, to know you was to love you. A resident of Corsicana and member of Northside Baptist Church for more than 40 years, a trip to the store with her was like being out with a celebrity. She knew everybody, and everybody knew her. Rita loved to teach Sunday School, sing in the choir, spend time with her family and was a talented artist.

Preceded in death by her Parents, Carter and Joy Hart and her youngest sister, Joan Marie Hart. She leaves behind her sister Carol Gilbert and Husband Henry of Arlington, sister Lee Ann Collins and husband Bryan of Kaufman, sister Lana Warren and husband Ed of Humble. The children she helped raise and loved as her own - nephew Cary Gilbert and wife Tempy, nephew Eric Collins, nephew Jason Collins and wife Krystal, niece Caron Crumley, nephew Carter Gilbert and wife April, nephew Sean Davault and wife Tonya, nephew Joshua Davault and wife Amanda, niece Heather Sheffield and husband Ian, and nephew Scott Willis. She leaves behind 17 great nieces & nephews and a host of extended family who were so loved by Rita.

To every single person who offered a helping hand, a kind word, a funny exchange that made her life here so rich, God bless you each. Special thanks to her neighbors at Friendship Towers and her church family at Northside that has loved her as dearly as we.

Flowers are always appreciated. If you are inclined to offer a living remembrance, a donation in her name to the Northside Baptist Church children's ministry would be a fitting tribute to Rita.

A time of visitation with her family will be Thursday evening at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of her life will be Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at Eastland City Cemetery later that day at 3 p.m. Pallbearers will be her nephews and nieces Carey Gilbert, Caron Crumbley, Carter Gilbert, Eric Collins, Jason Collins, Heather Sheffield, Sean Davault, Josh Davault and Scott Willis.

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Fred P. Shimonek
Jul 6, 1933 - Mar 5, 2020

Fred P. Shimonek went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2020. He was born in Wilber, Nebraska to Pansy and Ed Shimonek on July 6, 1933, but moved to Omaha early in his life.

After graduation, he joined the Navy for 4 years as an aviation machinist mate. Upon return from service, he went to Omaha University (now part of the University of Nebraska) to study Industrial Engineering.

He was a plant manager in New York, Nebraska, Ohio and finally Texas. At 40, he opened his own building business, Navarro Building Contractors and during 25 years, he built 50 plus houses, an apartment complex, six duplexes, remodeling and additions. Since retirement, he has been building furniture and cabinets, mostly for family. He is a life long Methodist, and enjoyed gardening and hunting.

Mr. Shimonek is preceded in death by his parents, Pansy and Ed Shimonek and his sister, Mary Cook. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kay and his three sons and their wives, Steve and Dolores, Mike and Debbie, Kenny and Tressa.

Grandchildren Leah and Robert Ruiz, Michael, Keith, Jake and Nic Shimonek, Tristan Robertson, Mallory Olsen, Jennifer Welsh. Great grandchildren, Austin and Morgan Casey, Chandler, Micah, Sydney and Kenlee Shinoneck, Gabriela Shimonek-Vasquez, Tatum and Tucker Robertson and Ellie Welsh.

Pallbearers will be Robert Ruiz, Michael Shimonek, Jake Shimonek, Keith Shimonek, Nic Shimonek, Wayne Welsh.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Blackmon officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Parkinson's Research.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Shirley Ann (Tramel) Allred
Nov 8, 1936 - Feb 27, 2020

Shirley Allred, 83, of Allen, Texas, passed away in her home on Thursday, February 27, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Arlene; her husband Don Allred, and her great grandson Hudson Gillen.

Shirley is survived by her daughter Diane McDonald of Dallas; son Mike Allred and wife Janet of Anna; her four grandchildren, Kelly, Tiffany, Mylea and Lance; her six great-grandchildren, Hannah, Caden, Owen, Gunner, Ella and Mazye; her sister-in-law Letha Forns from AZ, and her nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her long-time friend Bobbie McCreary of Corsicana. They have been best friends since they were 11 years old.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, with Pastor Richard Ellis officiating.

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Charlie Elmer Miles
Jul 24, 1897 - May 20, 1951

C. E. Miles Dies At Clute Monday

Charley Edward Miles, 54, died at his home at Clute, near Freeport, Monday.

Funeral services are planned Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Board Tree cemetery near Union High in Southwest Navarro county. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. M. B. Babbett of Clute.

Miles was a janitor for the Dew Chemical Company.

Surviving are his wife of Clute; two sons, Alvis E. Miles, Corsicana, and Arlie B. Miles, Clute; five daughters, Mrs. Audie Chapman, Clute; Miss Mary Frances Miles, Clute; Miss Margie Miles, Corsicana; Mrs. A. L. McKennon, Fort Worth and Mrs. Alma Grace York, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, two brothers, Lee Miles, Blooming Grove, and Henry Miles, Fort Worth, and a sister, Mrs. Bammer Grice, Kirvin and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Minerva Ann (Sawyer) Miles
Jun 6, 1898 - May 17, 1963

Hold Services For Mrs. Miles

Funeral services for Mrs. Minerva Miles, 64, widow of the late C. E. Miles, who died Friday in the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Board Tree cemetery near Dawson.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Melvin Bobbitt.

Surviving are two sons, Arlie B. Miles, Clute, and Alvis E. Miles, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Audie Vill, Houston; Mrs. Alice McKennon, Fort Worth; Mrs Alma York and Mrs. Frances Perry, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Margaret Ratliff, Silsbee; 22 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Flembler, Houston; Mrs. Fannie Wylie, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maggie Bruce, Mexia, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were nephews.

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Mettie A. (Kelly) Parrish
Mar 17, 1880 - Jun 15, 1951

Mrs. J. N. Parrish Services Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. N. Parrish, 71, who died at her home in Emhouse Friday night following an extended illness, were held at 10 a.m. Monday from the McCammon Chapel.

Burial was in the
Cunningham Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. D. Hazlewood, pastor of the Barry Methodist church.

A native of Texas, Mrs. Parrish had resided at Emhouse for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Lucille Parrish, Emhouse; and Mrs. Maxine Cecil, Irving; a son, J. N. Parrish, Hasbrouck, N. J.; a brother, H. W. Kelley, Denton; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Hook, Mrs. E. C. Sears and Mrs. Gladys Todd, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, Dick Dickson, Ira Stokes, Frank Seely, Swint Huling and C. B. Turner.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., June 18, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jeremiah Nicholas Parrish; d/o Abraham Sims Kelly & Mary Ann Celenda (Price) Kelly buried at Black Hills cemetery

Linnie (Stringer) Jones
Dec 18, 1865 - Jul 6, 1951

Mrs. Linnie Jones Funeral Saturday

KERENS, July 7—(Spl)—Mrs. Linnie Jones, 85, died at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the home of her son, Seth Jones, who lives on the Walker Estate Farm north of Kerens.

Mrs. Jones was born in 1865 in Mobile, Alabama, and came to Texas at the age of 7. She resided in Grimes county until coming to Navarro county in 1913 where she has lived in and around Kerens since that time.

Funeral services were Saturday afternoon from the Inmon Funeral Home with Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist Church in charge. The burial was in the Post Oak cemetery located south of Malakoff.

She is survived by three sons, Calvin Jones and Seth Jones of Kerens, and Albert Jones of Snyder; three daughters, Mrs. Jim Parker of Corsicana; Mrs. Frances Miller of Velasco, and Mrs. Will DeHay of Hermeleigh. One brother Bud Stringer of Snyder; 32 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

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Opal Marie (McAfee) Tillotson-Stewart
Oct 8, 1912 - Sep 16, 1951

Mrs. J. L. Stewart Rites Wednesday

Mrs. J. L. Stewart, 42, formerly of Corsicana, died in Fort Worth Sunday.

Funeral services will be held in Fort Worth at 10 a.m. Wednesday with graveside service at Post Oak cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, a son, John Earl Stewart; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Tollison and Mrs. Freta Kirkland, all of Fort Worth and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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