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Rufus Franklin Comer, Sr.
Mar 3, 1875 - Jan 2, 1949

Funeral services for R. F. Comer, 74, of Dawson, who died with a heart attack in Waco Sunday, were held Wednesday at the Dawson Methodist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; a son, Frank Comer, Dawson; five daughters, Mrs. C. C. Wilson and Mrs. Howell, both of Houston; Mrs. Floyd Weaver, Montgomery; Mrs. H. J. Bordelon, Los Angeles, and Mrs. H. H. Hooker, Kansas City.

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Chloe Elizabeth (Wilson) Comer
Aug 20, 1877 - Mar 11, 1957

Dawson Services For Mrs. Comer

Funeral services for Mrs. R. F. Comer, 79, of Waco, who died in a Waco hospital Monday morning were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Dawson. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Baggett, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. W. O. Estes, Dawson, former pastor of the Dawson Baptist congregation.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Comer came to Texas as a youngster and settled in Navarro county with her family. She was married to R. F. Comer, July 4, 1900, and made her home in the Dawson community until her husband died in 1949, when she moved to Bellmead, Waco. Mrs. Comer was a Baptist.

Surviving are a son, R. F. Comer, Jr., Dawson; five daughters, Mrs. K. J. Bordelon, Glendora, Calif.; Mrs. Effie Weaver, Mrs. E. L. Howell, Mrs. H. H. Hooker and Mrs. C. C. Wilson, all of Houston; a brother, Herman Wilson, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. T. F. Coley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ninon May, Moreland, Okla.; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Cleveland Jerome Pitts
Jul 21, 1884 - Nov 23, 1949

DAWSON, Nov. 24.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for C. J. Pitts, 65, retired farmer, who died at his home here Wednesday afternoon were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Milton Slayton, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Pitts was a long-time resident of this vicinity.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Harold Pitts, Dawson, and Joe Pitts, West Texas; two brothers, Clint and Bill Pitts, and a sister, Mrs. D. J. Bumpers, all of Dawson, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Annie Laura (Lawrence) Pitts
Apr 30, 1891 - Mar 14, 1959

Mrs. L. Pitts Dies Saturday

Mrs. Laura Pitts of Dawson died in Memorial Hospital early Saturday afternoon. She is the mother of Mrs. Leonard Mallory of Dawson and had been a patient in the hospital for several weeks.

No funeral arrangements had been made at press hour.

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Annie Della (Beaty) Freeland
Feb 13, 1881 - Jun 20, 1949

Mrs. Freeland Of Dawson Dies In Marlin Monday

DAWSON, June 21.—(Spl.)—Mrs. J. F. Freeland, aged 68 years, long-time resident of this community, died in Marlin Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Church of Christ with interment in the
Dawson cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Minister Max T. Neal.

Surviving are three sons, M. B. Freeland, Houston; Joe and Baty Freeland, both of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. O. Douglas and Mrs. C. C. Matthews; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

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Don Anthony “Tony” Freeland
Nov 21, 1959 - Feb 4, 2018

Don Anthony “Tony” Freeland, 58, of Arlington, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 in Arlington. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, February 8 at
Dawson Cemetery with Rev. Jake Wade officiating.

Tony was born October 21, 1959 in Cleburne to Don Allen Freeland and Leora Donnetta (Moore) Freeland. He lived most of his life in the Arlington area and attended schools in Arlington after earlier attending grade school in Garland. Tony was a self-employed landscaper and did remodeling work as well. He also enjoyed painting and drawing.

Survivors include his mother, Leora Robison of Arlington; father, Don Allen Freeland of Dawson; daughter, Brooke Ashley Freeland of Arlington; three sisters, Dottie McCormick and husband, Phil of Grand Prairie, Katie Foley and husband, Taber of Dawson and Laura Spencer of Paris; four nieces and nephews, Annie McCormick and John McCormick, both of Grand Prairie and Megan Freeland and Madison Foley, both of Dawson and other extended family members and friends.

Notes:

  • Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard, Texas., Feb, 6, 2018
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Judith Kay (Beverage) Freeland married Mar 19, 1993; s/o Don Allen Freeland & Leora Donnetta (Moore) Freeland

Joe Dunn Freeland, Sr.
Aug 9, 1903 - May 14, 1960

J. D. Freeland Rites Sunday

DAWSON, May 14—(Spl)—Joe D. Freeland, 56, born near Dawson, died early Saturday in Memorial hospital after becoming ill suddenly Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Dawson Church of Christ by Rev. Fred Chapman, pastor of the Dawson Baptist Church. Interment will be in
Dawson Cemetery.

Mr. Freeland was a farmer.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Annie Freeland, Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Harper, Dallas; two sons, John Freeland, Dawson and Don Freeland, Dallas; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. O. Douglass, Seguin; two brothers, Beaty Freeland, Roswell, N.M., and Millard Freeland, Houston.

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J. D. Freeland Rites Sunday

DAWSON, May 16 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Joe D. Freeland were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Dawson Church of Christ by Rev. Fred Chapman, pastor of the Dawson Baptist church. Interment was in
Dawson Cemetery.

A farmer, Mr. Freeland died early Saturday in Memorial hospital after becoming ill suddenly Friday afternoon. He was 56.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Annie Freeland, Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Harper, Dallas; two sons, John Freeland, Dawson and Don Freeland, Dallas; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. O. Douglass, Seguin; two brothers, Beaty Freeland, Roswell, N.M., and Millard Freeland, Houston.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

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Rhonda Jean Freeland
B&D Apr 20, 1956

Dawson Infant Rites Saturday

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Freeland of Dawson, who died in Memorial Hospital, Friday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Dawson Church of Christ. Mr. Kinney conducted the rites. Burial was in the
Dawson Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Freeland, Dawson, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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William Lee Lankford
Nov 25, 1860 - Aug 26, 1942

W. L. LANKFORD OF DAWSON DRAGGED TO DEATH BY HORSES

W. L. Lankford, aged 82 years, long-rime resident of the Dawson community, was dragged to death early Wednesday night several miles west of Dawson on the old Highway 31, it was learned from Dawson sources here Thursday morning. He was driving a team to a wagon when the animals apparently bolted, throwing him under the vehicle and dragging him until the team left the highway to stop at Mr. Baker’s residence. Mr. Lankford was dead when discovered.

Funeral services were held from the Dawson Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

The victim was alone, it was stated, and no witnesses are known to have seen what frightened the team.

Surviving are his wife, Dawson; three sons, Clinton Lankford, Eldorado; W. A. Lankford, Brady and Cleve Lankford, West Texas; two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Slater, Eldorado, and Mrs. Millard Moore, Dawson; a number o grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolf and Dobson Funeral Home at Dawson in charge.

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Ora Clarinda (Lankford) Wallace-Moore
Dec 30, 1888 - Feb 12, 1973

Mrs. Moore

DAWSON—Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Dawson for Mrs. Ora Lankford Moore, 84, native of Dawson who died in Waco Monday at the Regis Retirement Home.

Rev. W. O. Estes and Rev. George Yarbrough were to officiate, with burial to follow at
Dawson cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Pauline Bell Patterson of Alpine; a son, J. B. Wallace of Waco; a foster daughter, Mrs. Alene Posey of Union City, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. Flora Slater of Corsicana, Mrs. Clyde Chamblee of Port Lavaca and Mrs. May Lane of Glen Rose; two brothers, Aubrey Lankford and Clint Lankford of Brady; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 14, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband W. O. Wallace married Dec 8, 1904 2nd husband Millard C. Moore married Dec. 6, 1908; d/o William Lee Lankford and Nancy Jane “Dollie” (Ellis) Lankford

Samuel Arthur Creacy, Jr.
Jun 30, 1926 - Dec 10, 1949

Arthur Creacy, Jr. Traffic Victim, Funeral Tuesday

DAWSON, Dec. 12. 12.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Arthur Creacy, Jr., 23, 618 North Sixteenth street, Waco, killed in a traffic accident on the McGregor Highway Saturday afternoon, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Dawson Methodist cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ed Markham, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. D. A. Butler, Waco, and Misses Opal and Joyce Creacy, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Virgil Creacy, Borger, and Noah G. Creacy, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Odell Tindell, Bob Moon, Will Ed Markham, Nolen E. Markham, Roy Conner and Lloyd Conner.

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Joe Ann (Loy) Lankford
Jul 20, 1937 - Jan 2, 2017

Joe Ann Lankford, 79, of Waco, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, January 5, at OakCrest Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, January 6, at OakCrest Funeral Home with Charles Blansit officiating. Burial will follow in
Dawson Cemetery.

Joe Ann was born July 20, 1937, in Waco to the late Joe Frank Loy and Anna Williams Loy. After graduating from Waco High School in 1955, she attended Baylor University and 4 C Business College. On August 3, 1956, she married Marion D. Lankford. She and Marion worked together at Lankford Estate Liquidators and never missed a weekend at the flea market. She was also an avid paper doll collector.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Marion D. Lankford; and brother-in-law, Norval Benge.

Survivors include her son, Richard Lankford and wife, Terri; daughter, Julie Blansit and husband, Chad; grandchildren, Richard Lankford, Jr., Rachel Blansit, and Lauren Blansit; great-grandson, Kayden Blansit; sister, Lela Benge; and her beloved companion, Callie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • Waco Tribune – Herald
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Waco High School graduate 1955; w/o Marion Dudley Lankford; d/o Joe Frank Loy & Anna (Williams) Loy

Marion Dudley Lankford
Jul 30, 1936 - Sep 21, 2014

Marion Dudley Lankford, 78, of Waco, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at OakCrest Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 25, 2014, at OakCrest Funeral Home with his nephew, Michael Smith, of Houston, officiating. Burial will follow in
Dawson Cemetery.

Marion was born in Dawson, Texas, to the late Flake P. and Ola (Dempsey) Lankford. After graduating from Waco High School in the Class of 1954, he attended Texas A&M and became a fighting Texas Aggie fan until the day he died.

Marion and Joe Ann Loy were married in Waco on August 3, 1956. He was retired from Equifax Services and Lankford Estate Liquidators. He never missed a weekend at the fleamarket. Marion was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by a brother, C.M. Lankford; sisters: Mary Edna, Bernice, and Jo Fern; and his mother- and father-in-law, Ann and Joe Loy.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Joe Ann; son, Richard Lankford and wife, Terri; daughter, Julie Blansit and husband, Chad; grandson, Richard D. Lankford Jr.; granddaughters, Rachel and Lauren Blansit; a great-grandson, Kayden James Blansit; sister-in-law, Lela Benge and her husband, Norval; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • Waco Tribune-Herald
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Joe Ann (Loy) Lankford; s/o Flake Pitts Lankford & Ola Elizabeth (Dempsey) Slaughter-Lankford

Charles Otis Slaughter
Jun 26, 1897 - Dec 13, 1949

C. O. Slaughter Funeral Slated Wednesday 2 PM

Funeral services for Charles O. Slaughter, 51, who died at El Jardin, near Brownsville, Sunday with a heart attack, will be held from the First Baptist church in Dawson Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the
Dawson Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the church.

A native of Dawson, Slaughter had been coach at El Jardin High since last September. He formerly was superintendent of the Currie and Rice schools and coached at Mt. Calm. He was a coach and teacher at the State Home here a number of years ago and served three terms as commissioner of Precinct 3, Navarro county.

Slaughter was a Marine during World War I and was gassed in that conflict.

The body arrived in Corsicana shortly before noon Tuesday and was taken to Dawson.

Surviving are his wife of El Jardin; four children, two brothers, Clayton and Lewis Slaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Mable McCulloch and Mrs. Fannie Dailey, all of Dawson, and other relatives.

Wolf Funeral Home will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 15, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI US Marine
  • assumed husband of Sarah Lola (Durbin) Slaughter married Feb. 11, 1921 & Mary Ellen (Oberlin) Slaughter married Feb 1, 1929; s/o William Speed Slaughter and Florence Alice (Nelson) Slaughter

William Clayton Slaughter
Oct 26, 1884 - Feb 9, 1962

W. C. Slaughter Rites Saturday

DAWSON, Feb. 10 (Spl.)—Funeral services for W. C. (Clayton) Slaughter, 76, native of this community, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church with burial in the local cemetery. He died Suddenly Friday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor, and Rev. Bob Lindsey, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Slaughter had operated a gin here for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Rex. T. Loynd, San Antonio; a grandson, two great-grandsons, a sister, Mrs. Arthur McCulloch, Dawson; four stepsons, three stepdaughters and other relatives.

Eubanks directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Feb 10, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Dawson Cemetery
  • 1st wife Hattie C. (Skinner) Slaughter married Oct 5, 1910 2nd wife unknown (daughter Lucille Mary (Slaughter) Loynd buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Tx.); s/o William Speed Slaughter & Florence Alice (Nelson) Slaughter

Mary Frances (Slaughter) Tanner-Dailey
Feb 8, 1887 - Mar 30, 1959

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Dailey

DAWSON, April 2—(Spl.)—Tuesday afternoon services were held from the Dawson Methodist church for Mrs. Mary Frances Dailey, 72 who died Monday at the home of her sister, Mrs. D. A. McCulloch of Dawson.

Rev. W. L. Milner, pastor of the Dawson Methodist church conducted. Burial was in the
Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Dailey is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Cash of Dallas; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. McCulloch; a brother, Clayton Slaughter, Dawson, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 2, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Johnson Tanner buried in Frost cemetery, Frost, Texas 2nd husband unknown Dailey; d/o William Speed Slaughter & Florence Alice (Nelson) Slaughter

Rosa Belle (Dailey) Evans
Jul 27, 1884 - Nov 23, 1949

Mexia Woman Is Killed Wednesday West Of Dawson

Mrs. Bob Evans, about 65, of Mexia, was instantly killed and her husband and grandson were seriously hurt at 3:45 O’clock Wednesday afternoon when their car figured in a collision with a school bus near the Navarro-Hill county line on Highway 31 between Dawson and Hubbard.

Her husband, 66, suffered a broken left ankle and a grandson, Gary Ed Evans, aged 5 years, received a fractured right arm. Both were brought to the P. and S. Hospital in a Wolfe ambulance.

Mrs. Evans’ body was taken to the Wolfe Funeral Home in Hubbard. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Thursday morning.

The school bus was driven by C. Y. Bruce of Dawson who was quoted as saying he started to make a left turn and the car traveling in an easterly direction became involved with his vehicle. None of the 15 school students in the bus was hurt.

The little grandson and his sister were being returned to the home of their father, Jim Ed Evans, at Dawson after a visit in the grandparents home in Mexia. The granddaughter was unhurt.

Mrs. Evans’ death was the eleventh traffic fatality in Navarro county during 1949.

Surviving are her husband, six children, several grandchildren and other relatives.

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Jo Fern (Slaughter) Evans
Aug 18, 1923 - Oct 22, 2010

Jo Fern Evans, 87, of Huntsville, Texas, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in a Huntsville healthcare facility. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Chaplain Ron Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in
Dawson Cemetery.

Jo Fern was born in Dawson, Texas, to the late Lewis Nelson Slaughter and Elizabeth Ola (Dempsey) Slaughter. She was raised in Dawson and was a graduate of Dawson High School. Mrs. Evans worked in the shoe department at J.C. Penny in Waco for over 20 years until her retirement. After she and her husband Jim retired to Dawson, she came out of retirement to work in the Dawson School cafeteria. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

She was preceded in death by husband, Jim Edd Evans in 1997; sisters, Bernice McKnight and Mary Edna Teakell; and a brother, C.M. Slaughter.

Survivors include sons, Gary Evans and wife, Francis, of Kansas City, Mo., and Robert "Butch" Evans and wife, Emily, of Huntsville; daughter, Tanna Highfill, of Lorena; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Marion Lankford and wife, JoAnn, of Waco; brother-in-law, Robert Evans and wife, Betty, of Nacogdoches; sisters-in-law, Sarah Lou Sims and husband, Alton, of Groesbeck, and Alma Slaughter Walton, of Waco; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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  • Waco Tribune-Herald – Oct 24, 2010
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jim Edd Evans; d/o Lewis Nelson Slaughter & Ola Elizabeth (Dempsey) Slaughter

William Richmond Owens
May 20, 1865 - Nov 20, 1949

Wm. R. Owens Of Dawson Died At Arlington Sunday

William Richmond Owens, retired farmer of Dawson, died Sunday afternoon while visiting relatives of Arlington.

Funeral services will be held from the Dawson Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the
Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton Slayton, pastor of the church.

Surviving are three sons, O. W. Owens, Dawson; E. G. Owens, Hubbard, and M. S. Owens, Brownwood; three daughters, Mrs. R. E. Barnes, Arlington; Mrs. O. J. Hodge, May, and Mrs. Willard Munley, Mineola; 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Noah Hale, Henry Hale, Marshall Howard, Younger Conner, John Norman and Louis Slaughter.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Willie Ann (Perry) Owens
Aug 21, 1891 - May 21, 1975

Mrs. Owens

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Willie Ann Owens, 83, resident of Dawson, who died Wednesday in Hubbard. Burial will be at the
Dawson cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband O. w. Owens, July15, 1970.

Survivors include a brother, J. D. Perry of Wichita Falls and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 22, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Oliver W. Owens; d/o John M. Perry buried In Dresden cemetery & Lila Frances (Johnson) Perry buried in Fairview cemetery, Hubbard, Tx.

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Mrs. Owens

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Willie Ann Owens, 83, of Dawson, who died Wednesday in
Dawson cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, J. D. Perry of Wichita Falls and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include A. A. Bruce, Paul Evans, Charles Berry, James Etter, Neil Clark, and William O. NeSmith.

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Charles Howard Dawson
Jan 1, 1906 - Oct 13, 1949

Former Resident Dies At Ft. Worth

Charles H. Dawson, 42, Navarro county resident, died early Thursday morning in a Fort Worth hospital after a lengthy illness.

At one time a resident of both Dawson and Corsicana. Dawson and his parents, Mrs. Corra Dawson and the late John H. Dawson, moved to Ft. Wroth several years ago.

Burial will be in Dawson, but other funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Surviving are the mother; one brother, W. E. Dawson; and one sister, Mrs. Irma Hightower, all of Fort Worth.

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Syble Gelene (Melton) Malone
Feb 6, 1932 - Mar 8, 2020
 
Syble Gelene Malone (Melton)
Saturday, February 6th, 1932 - Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Syble Gelene Malone age 88 of Dresden passed away Sunday March 8, 2020 at Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Italy, Texas. She was born February 6, 1932 to James Grover Melton and Amanda Lou Steward Melton in Dresden. Syble was the twelfth child born to them of thirteen children.

Syble was reared in Dresden on two different farms; Aunt Jane Melton’s place and the “new farm”. She attended Blooming Grove Schools and married on August 28, 1948 at the end of her sophomore year to Victor Mills Malone of Frost. She attended church as a child at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Dresden United Methodist Church. In later years she attended Mertens Southern Baptist Church, Westside Baptist Church and Friendship Tower Church services. She loved to sing at church and started singing at Dresden United Methodist with her baby sister.

She was a talented seamstress. She loved to crochet and was a doll enthusiast. She collected china dolls and was known as the “Doll Lady of Corsicana”.

After her husband’s death in 1974 she completed her education and went to college. She worked for Community Services in Magnet and Childcare and later became the director of the Child Development Center until she retired.

She was a perfectionist in her cooking and handwork and her greatest loves were her Lord and Savior, her husband, her children, her family and friends. She was content with what she had but was always wanting more for her family and friends. She spent three of the last years of her life on Aunt Jane’s farm where most of the Melton children were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant in 1954, a daughter Vicki Gelene Hanna in 2004, her parents, six brothers; Ira Earl, Johnnie Dathan, Rubin Lee, Cecil Lamar, Grover Steward, and Carro Dean; six sisters; Lou Etta Ewing, Wanda Darlene Beckler, Lylan Morton, Dorothy Ethel Eaton, Addie Pearl Johnson, and Lorean McCulloch and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and other relatives.

Syble is survived by sons; Tim Malone (Julia) of Corsicana, David Malone of Frost, and grandchildren; Amanda Wofford (Brian), Kyle Malone, Jeremy Oliver, Laura Adams, Hope Hanna, and Krysta Nelson and two great-grandchildren Abigail Oliver and Kole Malone. She is also survived by sisters-in-law; Jerry Sue Malone, Kathern Ann Horton, Joyce Melton all of Corsicana and Jackie Lynn Anderson (Billy Ray) of Lorena, Texas. Numerous nephews and nieces and special friends; Becky Stubblefield, Nancy Dawson, Lisa Dillman, and Tammy Akhtar, and her faithful four-legged friends, Petey Joe and Emily Jane.

Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:00AM at the Dresden First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tag Green and Rev. Neely Reynolds officiating. A private burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery with Percy Morton, Brent Melton, Dennis Melton, Mark Melton, Ronald Elmore, Lonnie Schronk, Larry Haden, and Matt Hollingsworth serving as pallbearers.

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Vallie Mae (Wise) Marshall
Oct 2, 1903 - Apr 10, 1972

Mrs. Marshall

KERENS—Mrs. Vallie Mae Marshall, 68, died Monday in Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Navarro County in 1903, she made her home in Powell where she was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Marshall of Rt. 1. Powell; three sons, J. W. Marshall and Dick Marshall, both of Fort Worth, and Luther Marshall of Mount Pleasant; two daughters, Mrs. Polly Jones of Dallas and Mrs. Lou Ann Bradley of Eunice, La.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Marvin Wise; four sisters, Mrs. Ona Martin of Vernon, Mrs. Hazel Marshall of Kerens, Mrs. Ann McClanahan of Fort Worth and Mrs. Mary Lou McClanahan of Kaufman; a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr. 11, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jack M. Marshall Married Jul. 28, 1923 d/o Martin Luther Wise and Nettie (Sanders) Wise buried in Chatfield cemetery, Chatfield, Tx.

June (Fouts) Latta
Sep 23, 1931 - Mar 4, 2020
 
June Fouts Latta was born Sept. 23, 1931 and went quietly to join her Savior and beloved husband of 62 years, Major Wil Latta, USAF on March 4, 2020 from Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff, Texas.
She was born in Losantville, Indiana to Willard E. Fouts and Berniece Marie Fouts. As a girl, she chose to be outside working alongside her father on their farm. She rode and broke horses as well. She graduated from Indiana Business College and worked for General Motors Acceptance Corp. when she met and married the love of her life. After Wil was recalled to active duty during the Korean War, they married and vacationed backpacking and enjoying the outdoor life in the western states as he was to be stationed in Tacoma, WA. After he reported for duty, again June worked in Administration, but this time for the Air Force. In her alone hours, she took up leather craft projects of which Wil also became involved. After the service, they opened a small leather hobby shop in Muncie, IN called the Long Horn Corral crafting and tooling leather and saddles of which she managed until he returned home from teaching. They outgrew that business and moved to Eaton, IN where they designed and built their dream business named J-W Ranch, Wil manufacturing the wholesale western products after his teaching duties while June took care of the retail western business along with a horse ranch, having AQHA horse shows and a horse breeding program. She also loved softball and coached as well as played being the only female coach of the Women's Softball League in Muncie, IN in the early 1970s. In 1973, they decided to retire with their children on a small ranch in Kerens, TX. She enjoyed helping her children with 4-H projects including sheep, cattle, swine and recordkeeping. She was very involved with the Navarro Co. 4-H and was instrumental in starting the chicken program for the Youth Exposition. In 1978, they once again decided to open a retail western store in Kerens named Latta's Western Store while Wil continued to teach and run the wholesale business. After selling out the western store, she began an antique store in the Kerens location of which she named The Blue Onion. June was an avid reader so it is not surprising that she became involved in The Kerens Library. She and Wil donated the land on which the library is built. Before going to work, June greatly enjoyed having coffee and breakfast with her friends at Double D. She also had a special bond with her dogs through the years, especially Henry, Nikki and Flo.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her sister Joan Haggard of Losantville, IN, her sons Brett Latta and wife Barbara, Bart Latta and wife Sharon, and daughter Kim Latta all of Kerens. She is also survived by grandson Dylan and wife Colby of Trinidad, TX, granddaughters Megan Posey and husband Chris of Kerens, Julie Werner and husband Bryan of Des Peres, MO. Great Grandchildren include Alexis Latta, Olivia Posey, and Colton Posey, all of Kerens; Mason Werner and wife Amy of Kirkwood, MO, and Blake Werner of Atlanta, GA, sister-in-law Phyllis Kirkendall of Warsaw, IN, brother-in-law Harley (Bud) Robison of Indiana, and numerous nieces and nephews. June loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart. She also has some special friends to mention: Butch Arbuckle, Rita Hilbert both of Indiana, Jo Watson of Texas, Bennie Emmons of Oklahoma and so many more.

Memorials may be made to the Kerens Library.

Pallbearers will be Bennie Emmons, Barry Choate, Dylan Latta, Chris Posey, Brett Latta, and Bart Latta.

Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with graveside services following at 3:00 at the Kerens Cemetery with Bro. Bob Carroll officiating.

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Waid Hampton Lackey
Mar 16, 1902 - Jun 7, 1949

Former Navarro County Resident Dies At Dallas.

Wade H. Lackey, aged 47 years, died in a Dallas hospital Tuesday.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel here Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Oliver, Jr., and Rev. Jesse E. Lee, pastor and assistant pastor respectively, of the New London Methodist church. The Rocky Mountain Lodge No. 63, Masons, provided the pallbearers and conducted the graveside rites.

A native of Crockett, Lackey was reared in the Pickett community.

Surviving are his wife of Overton; two sons, Jerry Neil Lackey, Overton, and Nelson Lackey, Snyder; two grandchildren, father, Robert E. Lackey, Dallas; five sisters, Mrs. E. M. Followwell, Mrs. E. B. Berry, Mrs. A. J. Houston, Mrs. L. L. Green and Mrs. J. L. Houston, all of Dallas and other relatives.

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Robert Lee Lackey
May 16, 1868 - Jul 8, 1954

R. L. Lackey Dies Early Thursday

R. L. Lackey, 86, retired farmer, died in Dallas Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery, but the time had not been decided early Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Followwell, Rylie; Mrs. Lottie Berry, Mrs. Jeffie Houston, Mrs. Hattie Green, and Mrs. Robbie Houston, all of Houston and Mrs. Pauline Lackey, Longview; two sons, Fred Lackey, Levelland, and Phelix Lackey, Seagoville; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Joe Claude Coker
Jun 25, 1888 - Dec 3, 1949

Joe Claude Coker Dies Saturday; Funeral Monday

Joe Claude Coker, 61, Eureka, Route 1, died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday night.

Services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; four sons, J. D. and L. F. Coker, both of Corsicana; W. M. Coker, Richland, and J. L. Coker, Spokane, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Esma Burns, Eureka; Mrs. Louise Conner, Franklin, and Mrs. Hazel Kelton, Waco; 15 grandchildren, a brother, J. L. Taylor, Dallas; five sisters, Mrs. Lillie Petty, Kilgore; Mrs. Etta Davis, Ferris; Mrs. Mamie McClatchley, Malakoff; Mrs. Ressie Carnes, Houston, and Mrs. Anna Jenkins, Waxahachie, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec. 5, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Della Florence (Hill) Coker; s/o Lenard Franklin “Frank” Coker & Florence Mae (Howard) Coker-Taylor (Florence is buried in Palmer cemetery, Palmer, Tx.

Claude Thomas Smith
Jan 7, 1905 - Nov 17, 1949

Claude Smith Dies As Result Of Auto Crash

Claude Smith, aged 44 years died in a Fort Worth hospital early Thursday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile collision Friday. His death was the 36th traffic accident of the year in Fort Worth.

Relatives in Fort Worth said according to the Associated Press, that Smith refused treatment at a hospital for head injuries, and was found unconscious Sunday night at his tourist cabin. He never regained consciousness.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Bertha, Smith, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Minze and Misses Elva Joyce and Dorothy Smith, of Corsicana; a son, Charles F. Smith, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Stroud, Maypearl; Mrs. Haden Bradford and Mrs. Ruby Webb, both of Fort Worth; a brother, Travis Smith, Hearst; a grandchild and other relatives.

Funeral services had not been arranged early Thursday afternoon.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Funeral Services For Traffic Victim Held On Friday

Funeral services for Claude Smith, aged 44 years, who died in a Fort Worth hospital Thursday morning from injuries sustained in a Fort Worth traffic accident a week ago, were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel here Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, assisted by Rev. R. C. Dickey of Weatherford, Okla.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Bertha Smith, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Minze and Misses Elva Joyce and Dorothy Smith; a son, Charles F. Smith, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Stroud, Maypearl; Mrs. Haden Bradford and Mrs. Ruby Webb, both of Fort Worth; a brother, Travis Smith, Hearts; a grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Emmett Noles, Everett Mathias, Shad Mathias, Dell Mathias, Son Mathias, Bervin Smith, C. J. Jackson and Jack Cheek.

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Jack Andrew Minze
Jun 26, 1922 - May 21, 1998

JACK ANDREW MINZE

Jack Andrew Minze, age 75, of Athens, passed away Thursday, May 21, 1998 in Athens. Mr. Minze was born in Sw. he was a member of the Winkler Masonic Lodge and the VFW. He was a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Minze was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Elaine Minze.

Survivors include his sons, Tommy and Ann Minze of Madisonville, Eddie and Janice Minze of Ft. Worth; daughter, Joy and Danny Wilson of Athens; granddaughters, Jennifer Minze of Ft. Worth, Stephanie Minze of Ft. Worth, Natalie Minze of Madisonville, Crystal Clay Wilson of Athens, Andrea Minze of Madisonville; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Minze were held Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruth Elaine (Smith) Minze; s/o John Coleman Minze & Bertha Augusta (Wilks) Minze

Thomas Joseph Garner 
Nov 29, 1866 - Oct 3, 1949

T. J. Garner Dies Monday Morning; Funeral Tuesday

Thomas J. Garner, aged 82 years, died at his home in the Oak Valley community Monday morning at 5:30 o’clock. He was born Nov. 29, 1866, on the farm where he resided his entire life.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Garner had been a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist church all of his life.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, John J. Garner, assistant postmaster and Preston Garner, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. P. P. McKinney, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. M. Simpson, Tyler; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother, John T. Garner, Corsicana and other relatives.

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T. J. Garner Rites Are Held Here On Tuesday Morning

Funeral services for Thomas Garner, aged 82 years, who died at his home in the Oak Valley community Monday, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

A life-long Methodist, Garner was born on the farm where he resided his entire life on Nov. 29, 1866.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, John J. Garner, assistant postmaster and Preston Garner, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. P. P. McKinney, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. M. Simpson, Tyler; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother, John T. Garner, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Simpson, Thomas Simpson, Jerry Simpson, Joe M. Coggins, Jr.; John Garner, Jr.; Avery T. Jackson, R. A. Stough and O. S. Bryson, Jr.

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Zilpha Jesse (Story) Garner
Apr 4, 1872 - Aug 25, 1952

Mrs. T. J. Garner Expires Monday

Mrs. T. J. Garner, 80, life-long resident at Oak Valley died at her home at 2:15 p.m. Monday.

Funeral rites will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister.

Surviving are two sons, John J. Garner, Corsicana, and Preston Garner, Oak Valley; two daughters, Mrs. P. P. McKinney, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. M. Simpson, Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Ada Smith, Waco; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. Garner

Funeral services for Mrs. T. J. Garner, 80, life-long resident of the Oak Valley community, will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister, will officiate.

Mrs. Garner died at the family home Monday afternoon.

Surviving are two sons, John J. Garner, Corsicana, and Preston Garner, Oak Valley; two daughters, Mrs. P. P. McKinney, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. M. Simpson, Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Ada Smith, Waco; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

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Lillie Mae (Pellam) Herrin
Mar 10, 1886 - Dec 28, 1951

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Herrin

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Herrin, 65, who died early Friday at her home in Houston, were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James Bell McKeehan of Houston.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Hulsey, Mrs. C. E. Phillips and Mrs. Minnie Lee Wallace, all of Houston, and Mrs. Maudie Fay Edmonds, Sheppardsville, Ky.; six sons, L. W., D. L. and Calvin Herrin, all of Garland, H. J. Herrin, Corsicana; Roy Herrin, Fort Worth, and Hervey Herrin, Houston; 23 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eddie Ward, Jodie Ward, Leonard Ward, Sammie Ward, Roy Ivie and Elbert Thompson.

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Van Luther Herrin
Apr 29, 1886 - Aug 24, 1962

V. L. Herrin, 76, Dies At Mexia

Van Luther Herrin, 76, retired Humble Oil and Refining Company employe, formerly of the Mildred area, died at his home in Mexia Friday. He was a native of Georgia and had resided in Mexia 35 years.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel in Mexia with burial in Hamilton cemetery southwest of Corsicana. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. A. Tarkington.

Surviving are two sons, R. B. Herrin, Lancaster, and Van D. Herrin, Alamagorda, N.M.; a daughter, Mrs. T. G. Wallace, Longview; five grandchildren ; one great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Maudie Denton, Mexia, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 25, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Jane “Maudie” (Hux) Herrin married Dec 17, 1911; s/o Reuben G. Herrin and Hazeltine (Mullenix) Herrin

James Alfred Cantrell
Mar 1, 1885 - Jun 19, 1949

J. A. Cantrell Of Pursley Is Dead; Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services for James Alford Cantrell, aged 64 years, Pursley farmer, who died Sunday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Pursley Church of Christ. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Henry E. Redden, minister of the Pursley church.

He was born March 1, 1885 and spent most of his life in Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jessie Cantrell, Pursley; four children, Mrs. Vera Clampitt, Oklahoma; Mrs. Velma Browning, Arizona; Mrs. Vada Garner, Navarro county, and J. A. Cantrell, Greenville, and Walter Cantrell Plainview; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Emmons, Dallas, and Mrs. Letha Gullett, California.

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Michael Vinson Cantrell
May 25, 1965 - Aug 9, 1965

Hold Services Cantrell Child

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Corley’s Chapel for Michael Vinson Cantrell, 2 1-2 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Cantrell, 3123 Mills Drive, who was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Monday.

Rites were conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of Pentecostal Church of God and Rev. James Harness, pastor of Central Baptist church. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Cantrell and Maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Betts, all of Corsicana.

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Roy Vinson Cantrell
Aug 20, 1913 - Jan 24, 1961

Roy Cantrell Rites Pending

Funeral arrangements for Roy V. Cantrell, 47, are still incomplete at Corley Funeral Home, but rites probably will be held Friday from the Chapel by Rev. Carl Quattlebaum, pastor of the Central Baptist church. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Athens, who was born Aug. 20, 1913, but long-time Corsicana auto mechanic, Cantrell died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday following a short illness.

Survivors other than his widow of Corsicana; one son, Charles Cantrell, Ft. Benning, Ga.; four daughters, Mrs. Bobby Howard, Mrs. Donald Blackmon, Misses Doris and Teresa Cantrell, and mother, Mrs. R. E. Cantrell, all of Corsicana; one brother, Weldon Cantrell, Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Provine, Fabens, and Mrs. B. B. Pannell, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; two grandchildren and other relatives.

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Roy Cantrell Rites Friday

Funeral rites for Roy V. Cantrell, 47, will be held Friday at 10:30 a. m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Carl Quattlebaum, pastor of the Central Baptist church officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery

A native of Athens but long-time Corsicana auto mechanic. Cantrell died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday following a short illness.

Surviving are his widow of Corsicana; one son, Charles Cantrell, Ft. Benning, Ga.; four daughters, Mrs. Bobby Howard, Mrs. Donald Blackmon, Misses Doris and Teresa Cantrell, and mother, Mrs. R. E. Cantrell, all of Corsicana; one brother, Weldon Cantrell, Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Provine, Fabens, and Mrs. B. B. Pannell, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Buie, Dude Poarch, J. W. Sheffield, Johnny Grace, Dude Blackmon, and Burney Bobkoff.

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Hold Services Roy Cantrell

Funeral services for Roy V. Cantrell, 47, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel, Rev. Carl Quattlebaum, pastor of Central Baptist church, officiated. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Cantrell was a native of Athens, but a long-time Corsicana auto mechanic. He died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday following a short illness.

Survivors, other than his widow of Corsicana; one son, Charles Cantrell, Ft. Benning, Ga.; four daughters, Mrs. Bobby Howard, Mrs. Donald Blackmon, Misses Doris and Teresa Cantrell, and mother, Mrs. R. E. Cantrell, all of Corsicana; one brother, Weldon Cantrell, Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Provine, Fabens, and Mrs. B. B. Pannell, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Aaron Buie, Dude Poarch, J. W. Sheffield, Johnny Grace, Dude Blackmon, and Burney Bobkoff.

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Linnie Elmer Knotts
Apr. 25, 1881 - Dec. 16, 1949

Linnie Knotts Funeral Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for Linnie Knotts, aged 68 years, who died early Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Haywood Knotts, Dallas; three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. S. S. Parker, Mrs. S. L. Thomas and Mrs. John Davidson, all of Corsicana, and two brothers, Floyd Knotts, Overton, and Lloyd Knotts, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Lunn, Bill Cruse, Melvin Keathley, Joe Worsham, Rufus Pevehouse, Bill Roper, Walt Stewart and Lawrence Tilton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec. 17, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Avia (UNKNOWN) Knotts buried in Abernathy cemetery, Abernathy, Tx. s/o John Rufus Knotts and Rachel Alice (Conroe) Knotts

Artie Love (Martin) Knotts
Dec 22, 1905 - May 10, 1974

Mrs. Knotts

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Floyd Knotts, 68, resident of Retreat who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Harold Lansford and Rev. E. H. Egge will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Floyd E. Knotts, Jr. of Houston; and a sister, Mrs. Home Gentsch of Gladewater.

She was a native of Retreat and was a member of the First Baptist church.

Notes:

Mrs. Knotts

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Floyd Knotts, 68, resident of Retreat, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Harold Lansford and Rev. E. H. Egge officiated, and burial was at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, a son and a sister.

Pallbearers include Andy Snider, Robert Copeland, Hoyt Moore, Elliott Middleton, Herman Roberts and Jack Ross.

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Truman Pat Murphy
Oct. 25, 1917 - Nov. 9, 1960

Hold Services For Pat Murphy

Final rites for Pat Murphy, 42, were to be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. J. T. Davis officiating. Interment was to be in Hamilton cemetery.

Murphy died early Wednesday afternoon of a heart attack. A native of Navarro county, he was an employe of the city street department and had worked until noon Wednesday.

Surviving are his widow; two sons, James D. and William Albert Murphy both of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Willie Waller and Lucille and Martha Sue Murphy, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Shirley Knott, Dexter, N. M.; two grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Murphy, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Simpson, Kilgore.

Pallbearers were to be Earl Hellner, Hubert French, Darrell Cates, Ray French, Joseph Minefee, Jr., and Henry Hood.

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Murry L. Frost
Sep 10, 1907 - Jul 15, 1975

M. L. Frost

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Murry L. Frost, 67, resident of Corsicana the past 40 years, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

He was a building contractor and member of the First Baptist Church.

Rev. Harold Lansford and Rev. Maurice McLeroy will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, three sons, Bobby E. of Chester, Va., Murry E. Frost of Corsicana and William L. Frost of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Ray Goodman of midland; nine grandchildren, a brother, George Frost of Corsicana and a sister, Mrs. Juanita Terrell of Conroe.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul 16, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mable Elsie (Weems) Frost married Sep. 24, 1927; s/o William Edward Frost buried in Petty’s Chapel cemetery & Emma (Threadgill-per death certificate) Frost

Olive “Ollie” (Ellis) Stephens
Feb 21, 1873 - Oct 10, 1949

Mrs. O. E. Stephens Funeral Services Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie E. Stephens, aged 76 years, who died Monday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, R. R. Stephens, Odessa, and P. H. Stephens, California; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Pangburn, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. John Laseter, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Fountain Ellis, St. Joseph, Mo., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. W. Phinney, E. P. Phinney, Artie Williams, George Chappell, D. D. Settlemyer and Ellis Settlemyer.

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Cornelius Marion Stephens
Jan 12, 1871 - Jan 15, 1949

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. M. STEPHENS SLATED ON SUNDAY

C. M. Stephens, 76, retired, 1116 Hackberry, died Friday evening.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, R. R. Stephens, Odessa, and T. H. Stephens, Odessa, and T. H. Stephens, Fresno, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Pangburn, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. J W. Laseter, Corsicana and several brothers, sisters and grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. M. STEPHENS ARE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for C. M. Stephens, aged 76 years, who died Friday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, R. R. Stephens, Odessa, and T. H. Stephens, Odessa, and T. H. Stephens, Fresno, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Pangburn, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. J W. Laseter, Corsicana and several brothers, sisters and grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bob Phinney, D. D. Settlemeyer, Ellis Settlemyer, Artie Williams, Edwin Phinney and Eddie Humphries.

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Coy Calvin Christie
Apr 10, 1899 - Jun 28, 1958

Coy C. Christie Services Monday

Coy C. Christie, 59, ice dealer, 1523 West Tenth avenue, native Texan, died Saturday night in Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Euna Christie; two sons, Wayne and Laymon Christie; a brother, J. W. Christie; three sisters, Mrs. E. A. Brannon and Mrs. Glenn Hopson, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. E. J. Fowler, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wesley Edens, Lester Pattison, J. B. Paschal, Sr.; Billy G. Steel, R. B. McDowell and Collin Green.

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Grady Burett Christie
Jun 20, 1912 - Mar 3, 1956

Grady Christie Dies Saturday

Grady B. Christie, 42, dirt contractor, Pickett resident, died of a heart attack Saturday at 9 a.m. while visiting W. H. Brown, 2936 College Circle.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 5 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon of Hubbard, pastor of the Cedar Creek Baptist church at Pickett.

A native of Drane, he had spent most of his life in the Pickett community.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Elton, Christie; two brothers, Coy and J. W. Christie, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Millie Brannon and Mrs. Odera Henson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Pauline Fowler, Houston, and a number of other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Grady Christie Rites Are Held

Funeral rites for Grady B. Christie, 42, dirt contractor, who died of a heart attack Saturday morning, were held Sunday at 5 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Rev. W. T. Allmon, Hubbard, pastor of the Cedar Creek Baptist church at Pickett, conducted the rites.

He was a life-long resident of Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Elton, Christie; two brothers, Coy and J. W. Christie, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Millie Brannon and Mrs. Odera Henson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Pauline Fowler, Houston, and a number of other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Esther Louise (Garner) Coggins
Nov 11, 1898 - Apr 23, 1944




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Out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance of the funeral of the late Mrs. Joe Coggins on Monday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Mack Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Albian Smith, of Waco, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Simpson of Tyler, Mrs. John P. McKinney and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Suggs of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Arley Edwards and Miss Dixie Coggins of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Stough of Goldthwaite, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stewart of Weatherford, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Coggins of Kerens, and Miss Vallie Roberts of Dawson.

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Mary Ruth (Garner) McKinney
Jul 20, 1896 - May 23, 1970

Mrs. McKinney Dies Saturday

Mrs. Percy P. McKinney, 73, a native of Navarro County, died late Saturday in Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. McKinney is survived by her husband of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. J. R. Stough of Hampton, Va., Leldon M. Harris of Northridge, Calif., and Mrs. J. W. Cavender of Basalt, Colo.; six grandchildren, two brothers, John Garner and Preston Garner of Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. J. M. Simpson of Athens.

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McKinney Rites

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Percy B. McKinney who died late Saturday in Memorial Hospital. The rites were conducted by Rev. Leroy Brown, with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, three daughters, six grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers were Norman Fleming, Alvis Cox, Lynn McCary, Knox Tate, Walton Thomas and Leon Stough.

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William Robert (Bob) Coggins, Jr. Dr.
Jan 11, 1926 - Jan 12, 2019

Dr. William Robert (Bob) Coggins, Jr., 93, passed away peacefully at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, Texas, on January 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty Dean Bryson Coggins, whom he lovingly cared for through a lengthy bout with Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by four sons, one daughter, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren: William H. Coggins, David and Rhonda Coggins (Matthew Coggins and Michael Crutch), Dr. Steven and Donna Coggins (William, John, Mark, and Robert), Ben Coggins [Billy and Ashley Coggins Jordan (Kambry and Korie) and Benjamin Coggins] and Donna Hellmann, and Gustavo and Betty Ann Coggins Blandon (Michael and Natalie). Bob was born January 11, 1926, in Wichita Falls to William Robert Coggins and Cecile Aileen Sheppard Coggins. Growing up during the Depression, Bob learned the value of hard work, personal responsibility and fiscal conservatism. He graduated at 17 from Kerens High School and was selected into the United States Navy's V-12 College Training Program which supplemented the commissioned officer workforce during World War II. Through GI benefits and working as a carpenter, he obtained his Bachelor and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from Baylor University and Baylor College of Dentistry. In 1952, he completed his dental degree receiving Academic Excellence recognition and was then called back to serve in the Korean War. Upon his discharge, he practiced general dentistry in Dallas until 1965. In 1967, he obtained his Master of Science in Orthodontics from the University of Texas Dental School in Houston. He practiced orthodontia in Dallas and DeSoto from 1967 to 1992. Bob was active with his young children in the YMCA Indian Guide program. He enjoyed camping at Texas state parks with his growing family. The Cogginses were members of Hampton Road Baptist Church. He took an active role in DeSoto schools being elected to the Board of Trustees for DISD from 1970 to 1985. Bob and Betty could always be found in the stands for all of their children's events and games. He was a fervent Cowboys and Mavericks fan. He was known for his intelligence, love of reading, lifelong learning, excellent memory and strong sense of right over wrong. He will be remembered for his continual encouragement, support and expectation that you "Always do your best." The family is blessed knowing Betty and Bob are together again. A celebration of life will be held at Hampton Road Baptist Church on Saturday January 19, 2019, from 3-5:30PM in the fellowship hall with Military Honors presented at 4:00PM.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - Jan. 15, 2019
  • Kerens HS grad.
  • WWII Veteran
  • Hamilton cemetery
  • h/o Betty Dean (Bryson) Coggins; s/o William Robert Coggins, Sr. & Cecile Aileen (Sheppard) Coggins

Mary Rebecca (Frost) Hoffman
Nov 21, 1884 - Jan 4, 1956

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Hoffman

Funeral services for Mrs. L. O. Hoffman, 71, of Emhouse, who died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Linsey, pastor of the Emhouse Methodist church, and Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Mrs. Hoffman was a native of Angus.

Surviving are her husband of Emhouse; a son, Major Lawrence O. Hoffman, Jr., Frankfurt, Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Nokes, Malakoff; Mrs. J. C. Turner, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Curtis Wilcox, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren; three brothers, Lee F. Frost, Beaumont; R. J. and C. Vernon Frost, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Stokes Armstrong, Charles Joe Armstrong, Swint Huling, all of Emhouse; Houston Kent and Weldon Morris, both of Corsicana; Harvel Ward, Powell.

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Dee Bennett Valentine
Jul 2, 1899 - Sep 29, 1949

D. B. Valentine Funeral Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for Dee Bennett Valentine, aged 50 years, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Houston Friday, were held from the Corley Funeral Home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; five daughters, Mrs. W. R. Veazey, Hackberry, La.; Mrs. Dorothy Rogers, Thelma, Rita Ann and Margie Valentine, all of Houston; two sons, Martel Valentine, Austin, and Earl D. Valentine, Houston; three grandsons, seven brothers, H. O. Valentine, Corsicana; Joe, C. T., K. H., J. R., Odie and Orval Valentine, all of Houston; and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct 1, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • not sure buried in Hamilton Beeman—Obit says Hamilton but death certificate says Houston)
    1st wife Lonnie (Hill) Valentine married Jul. 9, 1918 2nd wife Clara Ethel (Hawkins) Valentine married Dec. 5, 1927; s/o James Monroe Valentine & Mary Louise (Garrett) Valentine

Robert Franklin Petty
Sep 15, 1872 - Feb 24, 1953

R. F. Petty Rites Held Wednesday

Robert Franklin Petty, 80, retired farmer, life-long Navarro county resident, died in Houston Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

He had been a member of the Richland Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. The Richland Masons will have charge of the graveside rites and will provide pallbearers.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. D. Muchleisen, Bryan; a son, Robert Petty, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Maude P. Pryor and Mrs. Minnie P. Lackey, both of Dallas; a brother, J. T. Petty, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Sharolyn and Bobby Petty, both of Houston and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Wednesday Rites For R. F. Petty

Funeral services for Robert Franklin Petty, 80, retired farmer, life-long resident of Navarro County, were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

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

Petty died in Houston Tuesday.

He had been a member of the Richland Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. The lodge conducted the graveside rites and provided pallbearers.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. D. Muchleisen, Bryan; a son, Robert Petty, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Maude P. Pryor and Mrs. Minnie P. Lackey, both of Dallas; a brother, J. T. Petty, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Sharolyn and Bobby Petty, both of Houston and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Nicholas Daniel “Nick” Green
Nov 11, 1876 - Feb 12, 1964

Nick Green Dies Wednesday

Nick Green, 87, retired carpenter, died at his home, 725 West Eighth avenue, Wednesday afternoon.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Bowden and Mrs. Gladys Trudell, both of Corsicana; Mrs. C. L. Litton, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. John C. Ferguson, Waco; a son, Clifton White, Corpus Christi; a brother, Sam Green, Waurika, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. G. L. Whittsen, Ada, Okla. and other relatives.

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Friday Rites For Nick Green

Funeral services for Nick D. Green, 87, retired carpenter, who died Wednesday at his home, 735 West Tenth avenue, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Bowden and Mrs. Gladys Trudell, both of Corsicana; Mrs. C. L. Litton, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. John C. Ferguson, Waco; a son, Clifton White, Corpus Christi; a brother, Sam Green, Waurika, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. G. L. Whittsen, Ada, Okla. and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Edwary Lytton, Dennis White, Bill Campbell, John C. Ferguson, J. B. French, Arlie Pillow and Calvin Barron.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 14, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ludie Mae (Carson) Greene buried in Oakwood cemetery, her monument says Greene 2nd wife Hattye Lanora (Jones) White-Green; s/o Charlie Green & Susan (Shaw) Green per death certificate

Hattye Lanora (Jones) White-Green
Jan 25, 1893 - Sep 21, 1964

Mrs. Nick Green Expires Monday

Mrs. Nick Green, 1935 Bowie drive, native of Barry, died in Memorial hospital Monday night. She had resided in Corsicana 60 years.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church of which she was a member.

Surviving are five children, Clifton White, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Henry Bowden, Corsicana; Mrs. John B. Ferguson, Waco; Mrs. Charley Lytton and Mrs. Gladys French, both of Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Sabra Simpson, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 22, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Joel White married Sep 12, 1909 2nd husband Nicolas Daniel “Nick” Green; d/o Henry B. Jones buried in White Church cemetery & Alice Austin “Alsey” (Turnbow) Jones

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Mrs. Nick Green Services Held

Final rites for Mrs. Nick Green, 71, who died in Memorial hospital Monday night, will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a member, assisted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Native of Barry, Mrs. Green had resided in Corsicana for 60 years. She lived at 1935 Bowie drive.

Surviving are five children, Clifton White, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Henry Bowden, Corsicana; Mrs. John B. Ferguson, Waco; Mrs. Charley Lytton and Mrs. Gladys French, both of Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Sabra Simpson, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be David White, Dennis White, Bill Campbell, Bobby Jackson and Gilbert Rouse.

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Charlie Wesley Johnson
Sep 10, 1896 - Mar 6, 1949

C. W. Johnson Dies Here On Sunday; Rites Incomplete

C. W. Johnson, aged 52 years, life-long resident of Route 2; Dawson, died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel but the time has not been determined Monday afternoon. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard.

Surviving are his wife of Route 2, Dawson; three sons, Wallace Johnson, San Antonio; Charles Vernon Johnson, chief petty officer, Bremerton, Wash, U. S. N., and Don Oliver Johnson, Route 2, Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Earl Mills, Bogalusa, La.; two brothers, T. H. Johnson, Purdon, and W. E. Johnson, Mineral Wells; three sisters, Mrs. S. E. Creasy, Coolidge; Mrs. D. R. Wallace and Mrs. Dollie Crowe, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Funeral Services Held On Tuesday For C. W. Johnson

Funeral services for C. W. Johnson, aged 52 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard.

Surviving are his wife of Route 2, Dawson; three sons, Wallace Johnson, San Antonio; Charles Vernon Johnson, chief petty officer, Bremerton, Wash, U. S. N., and Don Oliver Johnson, Route 2, Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Earl Mills, Bogalusa, La.; two brothers, T. H. Johnson, Purdon, and W. E. Johnson, Mineral Wells; three sisters, Mrs. S. E. Creasy, Coolidge; Mrs. D. R. Wallace and Mrs. Dollie Crowe, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were John Mahoney, Marshall Howard, T. E. McCurrin, Robert Clemons, Alvin Parish, and Rex Gunn.

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Patricia Ann Anderson
B&D Jan 2, 1949

INFANT DIES ON SUNDAY; FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY

Funeral services for Patricia Ann Anderson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Anderson of Corbet, who died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock, were held at the Hamilton cemetery Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Corbet Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Roman, Corbet, and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Anderson, Frost.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Danny Carroll Anderson
Aug 9, 1927 - Jun 8, 2016

Danny Carroll Anderson, 88, of Hillsboro passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Windsor Healthcare in Groesbeck. A service of remembrance will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2016, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Chaplain Jon Honea officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Navarro County, Texas.

Danny was born on August 9, 1927 west of Hubbard in Hill County and raised in Emmitt. He was the fifth child out of seven brothers and three sisters born to William “Bill” Jefferson and Sarah Ethel Carroll Anderson. He attended Frost High School, where he loved to play football. Right out of high school, he joined the United States Navy Seabee’s during World War II. After finishing his tour of duty, he returned home and enrolled in classes at Navarro College in Corsicana and continued to enjoy playing football. His college studies were cut short when one day, while sitting outside the local store, the President of Texas Power and Light offered him a job. While working with TP&L, Danny climbed the corporate ladder until retiring in 1985. In his retirement, he enjoyed golfing, fishing, and his grandchildren.

Danny met the love of his life, Maxine “Bobbie” Roman, in 1946 and the couple was married on July 2, 1947. Bobbie passed away after a long-loving life with Danny on September 2, 1982.

He served as past Grand Master and was a 50 year member of the R. E. Lee Masonic Lodge #449 in Itasca. Danny was also a member of the Hillsboro Country Club. He was of the Baptist faith.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Patricia Ann Anderson in 1949; five brothers; one sister; and a great-granddaughter, Lyla Oliviann Lingerfelt in 2013.

Survivors include his three children, Deborah Ann Anderson-Cunningham, Beverly Spring Anderson-Ellis, and Dan Roman Anderson and wife, Darice; six grandchildren, Jennifer Spring Sheppard and husband, Craig, Dwayne Anderson Ellis and wife, Aly, Wendy Maxine Lingerfelt and husband, Will, Robert Jefferson Ellis and wife, Jenny, Justin Daniel Ellis, and Jack Daniel Anderson; eight great-grandchildren, Lawton Alexander Sheppard, Roman Kendrick Sheppard, Laney Rhea Ellis, Brooke Danielle-Rae Ellis, Jace Anderson Ellis, Olivia Lane Lingerfelt, Liam Owen Lingerfelt, and Ryan Wilson Ellis; four siblings, Peggy Jo Dollins and husband, Charles, Billy Ray Anderson and wife, Jackie, Mary Ann Weatherbee and husband, James, and Wendel Jerry Anderson; and dear friend, Lew Crow.

Memorials may be made to the R. E. Lee Masonic Lodge #449, P. O. Box 178, Itasca, TX 76055 or the Hillsboro Country Club, 600 Country Club Drive, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

Notes:

  • Marshall & Marshall Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWII Seabee’s
  • h/o Bobbie Maxine (Roman) Anderson married July 2, 1947; s/o William Jefferson Anderson & Sarah Ethel (Carroll) Anderson
     

Leo (King) Campbell
Mar 6, 1923 - Oct 5, 1949

Mrs. Campbell Dies Wednesday; Rites Thursday

Mrs. C. M. Campbell, aged 26 years, of Dallas, died at 851 South Fifteenth Street Wednesday morning at 2 o’clock.

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

Surviving are her husband, C. M. Campbell, Dallas; a son, Owen W. Campbell, Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. King, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Harwell, Fort Worth, and Miss Cleo King, Sioux City Falls, S. D.; and a brother C. W. King, Houston.

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Joanne Dockery
B&D Oct 5, 1949

Dockery Infant Dies Wednesday

Joan Dockery, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dockery died at the Navarro Clinic at an early hour Wednesday.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery, where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Dockery of Angus and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hill of Kerens.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Lillie Green (Hopkins) King
Jan 9, 1899 - Mar 27, 1977

Mrs. King

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lillie G. King, 78, native of Barry, who died at Leisure Lodge Sunday. The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She had lived in Fort Worth 20 years prior to coming to Leisure Lodge here in December.

Survivors include a son, George King of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Harwell of Fort Worth and Mrs. Cleo Whitehead of Vicksburg, Miss., seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Pink Richards and Mrs. Alice Derryberry of Blooming Grove; and two brothers, Homer Hopkins and John Hopkins both of Corsicana.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Jeff Benjamin “Ben” McKey
May 5, 1888 - May 8, 1958

J. B. McKey Dies Thursday

J. B. McKey, 70, farmer, native of Navarro county, died at his home, Route 1, Ennis, Thursday night. He had resided at Route 1, Ennis for the past eight years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary McKey, Route 1, Ennis; five sons, Allen McKey, Corsicana; Rubbie McKey, Rice; Grady McKey, Texas City; J. B. McKey, Jr., Crane and Joe McKey, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Nelson, Colorado City; Mrs. Nelma Lee Anders, Texas City, and Mrs. Velma Foster, Rice; brother, Joe McKey, Austin; a half-brother, Ruby Collins, Bronte; two sisters, Mrs. Sina Ketch, Austin and Mrs. Rosie Gills, Lancaster; 19 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and other relatives.

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

The services will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 9, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Elizabeth (Robertson) McKey s/o Joseph William McKey and Nora Lucile (Brittain) Trammell-McKey buried in Cosgrove cemetery

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Hold J. B. McKey Service Saturday

Funeral services were to be held from the Corley Chapel here at 4 p.m. Saturday for J. B. McKey, 70, farmer and native of Navarro county who died at his home, Route 1, Ennis, Thursday night.

Burial was to be in the
Hamilton cemetery. The services will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

McKey, who resided near Ennis for the past eight years is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary McKey, Route 1, Ennis; five sons, Allen McKey, Corsicana; Rubbie McKey, Rice; Grady McKey, Texas City; J. B. McKey, Jr., Crane and Joe McKey, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Nelson, Colorado City; Mrs. Nelma Lee Anders, Texas City, and Mrs. Velma Foster, Rice; brother, Joe McKey, Austin; a half-brother, Ruby Collins, Bronte; two sisters, Mrs. Sina Ketch, Austin and Mrs. Rosie Gills, Lancaster; 19 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and other relatives.

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Mary Elizabeth (Robertson) McKey
Mar 17, 1893 - Dec 22, 1977

Mrs. McKey

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary McKey, 83, resident of Quinlan and former resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Quinlan.

Claude Holcomb, Church of Christ preacher, will officiate, with burial following at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Her husband, Jeff B. McKey, preceded her in death May 8, 1958.

Survivors include four sons, Rubbie McKey of Austin, Grady McKey of Texas City, J. B. McKey of Bakersfield, Calif., and Joe McKey of El Paso; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Nelson of Odessa, and Mrs. R. B. Bennett of Quinlan; four brothers, Ernest Robertson of Carlsbad, N. M., E. A. Robertson of Amarillo, and E. G. Robertson, Blend, N. M., and H. L. Robertson of Fresno, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Velma Mullis of Amarillo, Mrs. Pauline Brown, Mrs. Eddie Stickles, and Mrs. Nell Sisk, all of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Lorene Williams of Tow, Tex., 21 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

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George Allen McKey
May 15, 1914 - Aug 22, 1974



G. A. McKey

Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday from the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for George Allen McKey, 60, a resident of Carrollton, who died this morning in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Burial will be in the
Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth McKey of Carrolton, two sons, Jerry McKey of Irving and Larry McKey of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Nelson of Odessa and Mrs. Nelma Bennett of Quinlan; four brothers, J. B. McKey of Calif., Joe Moe McKey of El Paso, Grady McKey of Texas City and Rube McKey of Austin; and three grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug 22, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWII Veteran
  • h/o Ruth Pearl (Richardson) McKey; s/o Jeff Benjamin McKey & Mary Elizabeth (Robertson) McKey

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A. McKey

Funeral services were held today 4 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Allen McKey, 60, a resident of Carrollton, who died Thursday morning in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Howard White, Church of Christ minister, officiated the service. Burial was in
Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth McKey of Carrolton, two sons, Jerry McKey of Irving and Larry McKey of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Nelson of Odessa and Mrs. Nelma Bennett of Quinlan; four brothers, J. B. McKey of Calif., Joe Moe McKey of El Paso, Grady McKey of Texas City and Rube McKey of Austin; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Calvin Piearce, Alton Piearce, A. G. Crumbley, Rube Griffin, James Nelson and Horace Collins.

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Melinda T. “Linnie” (Story) Neely
Aug 27, 1865 - Jan 1, 1949

MRS. LINNIE NEELY DIES SATURDAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY

Mrs. Linnie Neely, aged 83 years, died at her home on Havner avenue Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the North Corsicana Methodist church with burial in the
Hamilton Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the church, and Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the Dawson Methodist church, formerly of Corsicana.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Neely came to Corsicana as a young girl. She was the daughter of Frank M. Story, early-day Navarro county judge.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Graham Dickson and Mrs. Lee Russell, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Graham Neely Dickson, Charles Russell and J. B. Lancaster, all grandsons; John J. Garner, Preston Garner and Dr. Fred Story, Ennis, all nephews.

McCammon Funeral Home directs.

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MRS. LINNIE NEELY FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Linnie Neely, aged 83 years, who died Saturday morning on Havner avenue, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in the
Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the church, and Rev. Roy H. Davis, Dawson Methodist pastor, formerly pastor of the local church.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Neely has resided in this county most of her life. She was the daughter of Frank M. Story, an early-day Navarro county judge.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Graham Dickson and Mrs. Lee Russell, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Graham Neely Dickson, Charles Russell and J. B. Lancaster, all grandsons; John J. Garner, Preston Garner and Dr. Fred Story, Ennis, all nephews.

McCammon Funeral Home conducted.

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Lois Amy (Neely) Dickson
Aug. 20, 1893 - May 17, 1977

Mrs. Dickson

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Fuenral Chapel for Mrs. Lois Amy Dickson, 83, resident of Corsicana who died Tuesday.

The Rev. Peyton Goodman and the Rev. Roy Davis will officiate with burial to be in the
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Graham Nealy of Beaumont; one daughter, Mrs. Virgil Mash of Denton; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. B. Lancaster, Ray Goldsberry, Hugh Fullerton Jr., Neal Crawford, Darwin Green, and Lindo Wilson.

The family will be at Corley’s Funeral Home Wednesday night to receive friends.

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Mrs. Dickson

Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lois Amy Dickson, 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday.

The Rev. Peyton Goodman and the Rev. Roy Davis officiated, with burial following at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was a native of Granbury and member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Graham Nealy of Beaumont; one daughter, Mrs. Virgil Mash of Denton; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. B. Lancaster, Ray Goldsberry, Hugh Fullerton Jr., Neal Crawford, Darwin Green, and Lendon Wilson.

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Larry Lynn Carr
Apr 2, 1945 - Mar 18, 2020
 

Larry Lynn Carr, age 74 of Barry passed away peacefully at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas on March 18, 2020. He was born April 2, 1945 in Corsicana, Texas to Buna Alvin Carr and Alta Mae Conant Carr.

Larry and his twin brother, Harry Lee Carr were participants in a twin study that followed them through their young lives and on into adulthood. He worked at Fullerton’s Grocery Store while in junior high and high school.

Larry graduated from Corsicana High School in 1963. He attended Navarro College and worked at the Corsicana Highway Department. In 1965 Larry married Carolyn Ann Adcock. The couple moved to the Arlington/Fort Worth area where they could continue their educations. Larry received his Bachelor of Business from Texas Christian University. While attending Texas Christian University Larry worked for Xerox Corporation and became the youngest Regional Manager of the Southwest Division at the age of 28.

After retiring from Xerox Corporation Larry worked with his in-laws, Elmer and Amy Lou Adcock at the Furniture Barn in Corsicana. Larry and Carolyn made their home in Barry, Texas

Larry fought failing health for twenty-eight years. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and twin brother.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Ann Carr, daughter Johnna K Carr, grandson Bryce Ross McKee II, granddaughter Brianna Rachel McKee, great granddaughter Rowan Evie McKee, and great grandson Elias Claude McKee.

No formal visitation is scheduled, however, the funeral home will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00pm Friday and Saturday for visitors. Graveside services are scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020 at 2:00pm at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Bro. Kenneth Hutchison officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Wade Andrew Whistler
Apr 24, 2018 - Mar 20, 2020
 
Obituary for Wade Andrew Whistler
Wade Andrew Whistler, of Barry, passed away March 20, 2020. He was born April 24, 2018 in Waxahachie to Drew and Briana Whistler.
Wade was all things boy. He loved being outside playing with a ball, his trucks, playing in the dirt and being around cows. He liked watching Paw Patrol and he loved playing with his sisters, Sissy and RaRa. His mommy was his person, he loved spending time with her. Wade never had a bad day, he was always full of joy, he brought joy everywhere he went. He was a perfect angel.
He is preceded in death by his aunt Grace Whistler.
Wade leaves behind his mommy and daddy, Drew and Briana Whistler; sisters, Reagan and Sadie Whistler; grandparents, Mark (PopPop) and Regina (Nini) Sims, Michael (Pappy) and Nancy (Nana) Whistler. Uncles and aunts, Cody and Courtney Sims, Josh and Sara Whistler, Todd Whistler, Isaac and Stacey Whistler, Jacquelyn and Matthew Ramey and numerous cousins.
Viewing will be 9am – 7pm Tuesday, March 24th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 10am Wednesday, March 25th at Dresden Cemetery with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating. Pallbearers will be Uncles, Cody Sims, Josh Whistler, Todd Whistler, Isaac Whistler.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • s/o Drew Whistler & Briana Whistler

Dixie "Darlene" (Jones) Ashford
Sep 10, 1943 - Mar 12, 2020

Dixie "Darlene" Ashford of Willis, Texas passed away March 12, 2020 in Conroe, Texas. Darlene was born September 10, 1943 in French Lick, Indiana to Elvis and Irma Jones.

Darlene enjoyed traveling with the love of her life, her husband: Jimmy. Her most cherished places to visit were Natchez, Mississippi and Charleston, South Carolina where she enjoyed admiring Antebellum landmarks. She visited numerous State and National Parks during annual RV excursions. Along her travels, she curated a collection of antiques from multiple centuries. She was more famously known by her family members as a great cook, an immaculate homemaker and for her one of a kind fudge, cherry pie, cheesecake, and chocolate chip cookies.

Darlene is survived by her loving husband: Jimmy Ray Ashford; sons: Stephen Ashford and wife Crystal and Jason Ashford; grandchildren: Sonni Molloy and husband Corey, Cody Ashford, Ray Ashford, and wife Alyssa; great grandchild Connor Molloy; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation: Sunday, March 15, 2020 6:00PM - 8:00PM at McNutt Funeral Home, 1703 Porter Rd. Conroe, TX
Funeral: Monday, March 16, 2020  2:00PM - 3:30PM at McNutt Funeral Home, 1703 Porter Rd. Conroe, TX

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Joe Allen Coker
Dec 18, 1942 - Sep 17, 2019

Joe Allen Coker, age 76, of Barry passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. He was born on December 18, 1942 in Corsicana to Troy Owen Coker and Lillian Boyte Coker.

Joe graduated high school and served in the United States Army. Joe worked as a delivery man in the butane business for many years, and was then promoted to a maintenance man for the company. He was a long-time member of the Barry Methodist Church. He was active in the Barry Volunteer Fire Department. He took great pride in his yard and was always working on it to make it pristine. Joe loved to go camping with his family and was a very “quiet man”. He spent many hours on the phone with his brother-in-law Jackie discussing everything.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Donna Coker and his wife Brenda Coker.

He is survived by his daughter Rita. Joe always said that his life was blessed by Rita for 48 years. Joe is also survived by his brother-in-law Jackie Moles and niece Kathy; his two adopted daughters; Kelly Sanford and Becky Martin; and his long-time friend, Mrs. Doris Long.

Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Barnett officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Sanford, Joe Sanford, Kody Sanford, Russell Warren, Adam VanLoocke and Clayton VanLoocke.

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Frances Emily (Thorn) Coker
Feb 7, 1913 - Oct 26, 2000

Frances Emily Coker,87, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, October, 26, 2000 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Friday, October 27, at Corley Funeral Home .

Services will be Saturday, October 28, 2000, at 3PM at the Corley Chapel with the Rev. Paul Porter officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbears will be Richard Bowling, Terry Bowling, Tim Bowling, Kevin Gentry, Randy Jones, Billy Thorn, Larry Thorn and Gaylon Whittenburg.

Mrs. Coker was born February 7, 1913 in Kerens Texas. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Bernice Coker; one sister and two brothers.

Mrs. Coker is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Brenda and Joe Coker of Barry, Frances and Jack Bridger and Letha and Bobby Gentry all of Barry, and Tommie and James Jones of Corsicana: sister Modeanie Holley of Corsicana, brothers, Vallon Thorn of Corsicana, and Wilburn Thorn and wife, Dana of Baulch Springs, nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Augustus Bernice “Sug” Coker; d/o William Hightower Thorn & Tommie Strong (Quinn) Thorn

Lena Rose (Harvard) Jordan
Apr. 20, 1927 - Jan. 31, 2020

Lena Rose Harvard Jordan, 92, of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on Jan. 31, 2020.

Born April 20, 1927 in Navarro, Texas, she was the daughter of the late George Wade Harvard and Mary Hortense Boyd Harvard.

Lena Rose attended Mildred High School and graduated from North Texas State University with a degree in Education. She married Jackie Dale Jordan, Sr. in 1949 and they were blessed with four children. Jack preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1995.

They lived in Dallas and Henderson and finally settled in Nacogdoches in their home where she lived for the past 55 years.

She loved to cook for her family and enjoyed sewing, reading, crossword puzzles and playing dominos with her friends every week. She was a lifelong member of Fredonia Hill Baptist Church where she attended service every Sunday and especially enjoyed the food and fellowship on Sunday nights.

Lena is survived by her children Beckye Lynn Jordan Thomas and her husband Michael of Carrollton, Texas, Douglas Wade Jordan and his wife Claire of Nacogdoches, Texas, Jackie Dale Jordan, Jr. and his wife Melinda of San Antonio, Texas, and Merry Melissa Jordan Behrle of Spring, Texas. Lena had 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Sybil Harvard McDaniel.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro, Texas for the family and anyone who would like to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hopewell Cemetery Association,
9300 SE CR 2150, Corsicana, Texas 75109.

Corley Funeral Home.

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James Columbus Rogers, Sr.
Mar 1, 1886 - Dec 9, 1949

Kerens Resident Rites Are Held Sunday Afternoon

KERENS. Dec. 12—(Spl.)—Funeral services for James Rogers, 63, retired oil field worker, who died with a heart attack Friday, were held from the First Methodist church here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Carroll Thompson, pastor of the church, and Rev. Joe Bennett Stewart of Brownsboro.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eunice Rogers, Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. M. S. Martin, San Antonio, and Pearlie Fay Rogers, Kerens, and a son, James Rogers, Jr., Kerens.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

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Joe Hanser
Aug 17, 1875 - Dec 14, 1949

Oak Grove Man Dies Wednesday Dallas Hospital

KERENS, Dec. 15.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Stockton Funeral Chapel for Joe Hanser, 74, who died in the Medical Arts Hospital in Dallas Wednesday morning.

The services were conducted by Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor fo the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

A native of Alsace-Lorraine, France, Hanser came to the U. S. A. at the age of seven years. He had lived alone in the Oak Grove community since 1942. Hanser spoke five languages and was a whitler and entertainer.

Surviving are a brother, Louis Hanser, Houston, and several nieces and nephews.

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James Clyde Calahan
Jan 13, 1898 - Nov 8, 1949

J. C. Calahan Of Kilgore Dies Of Auto Injuries

KILGORE, Nov. 10.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the London Baptist church near here for James Claude Calahan aged 61 years.

A resident of Kilgore 12 years, Calahan died Tuesday in a local hospital of injured sustained in an automobile accident last week.

Native of Graham, he moved to Joinerville, Rusk county, in 1930, and later came to Kilgore.

Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery near Kerens Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife of Kilgore; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Calahan, Fort Worth; three brothers, Wayne D. Calahan, Fort Worth; Doyle F. Calahan, Breckenridge, and Guy W. Calahan, San Antonio.

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Samuel Adelbert “Sam” Morton
Nov 18, 1860 - Nov 9, 1949

Sam Morton Dies In Houston; Rites Slated Saturday

KERENS, Nov. 10.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Sam A. Morton, aged 88 years, who died Wednesday afternoon in the Jeff Davis Hospital in Houston, will be held from the First Methodist church here Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Carroll Thompson, pastor.

A native of Baxter county, Arkansas, Morton, a retired farmer, resided in this vicinity for 50 years prior to moving to LaPorte two years ago to reside with a son.

Surviving are three sons, T. W. Morton, Palacios; D. E. Morton, Kerens, and K. A. Morton, LaPorte; seven daughters, Mrs. Nellie Rice, Bee Branch, Ark.; Mrs. R. L. Cates, Kerens; Mrs. Ruby Bynum, Arizona; Mrs. R. G. Coe, Stockton, Calif.; Mrs. Sammie Bynum, Fresno, Calif.; Mrs. Henry L. Terry, Dallas, and Mrs. Dorothy Scarbrough, Kerens, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Stockton Funeral Home will direct.

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Robert Lee Cates
Jun 2, 1881 - Feb 21, 1964

Sunday Rites Are Planned For Lee Cates

KERENS, Feb. 21 (Spl.)—Lee Cates, 82, retired farmer of the Kerens area, died at the Twilight Home in Corsicana Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Church of Christ in Kerens. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Cates is survived by a son, R. L. Cates, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Gotcher, Corsicana and Mrs. John A. McNeel, Tyler; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Tramel, Kerens; Mrs. Ida Philley, Waco, and Mrs. Lula Young, San Antonio; six grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb. 21, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ora Edna (Morton) Cates; s/o Robert Henry James Cates & Lucendia Catherine (Leigh) Cates buried in Prairie Point cemetery

Netha (Barnett) Raines
Oct 29, 1912 – Dec 11, 1949

Rites For Auto Accident Victim Held At Kerens

KERENS, Dec. 12.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. R. M. Raines, aged 37 years, of Waco, fatally injured in an automobile accident during the week-end near Waco, were held from the First Baptist church here Monday afternoon at 20 o’clock. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor, and Rev. Charles McRoy.

Mrs. Raines died in a Waco hospital Sunday morning from injuries sustained in a crash Saturday. Her husband is still in the hospital in Waco.

Surviving are her husband of Waco; father, Alvin Barnett, Kerens; mother, Mrs. Amey Barnett, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. G. D. Wiles, Fort Worth; a brother, Elmo Barnett, Fort Worth, and other relaitves.

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Paschal Harris "Pat" Kindle
Nov 26, 1952 - Feb 22, 2020

Pat Kindle, 67, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. He was born Nov. 26, 1952 in Gladewater, Texas to Odis Kindle and Jo Ann Milner Kindle. His mother passed away when he was young and his father married Miriam who he always called mom. Pat graduated from Corsicana High School in the Class of 1971. He retired from K-Mart Distribution after 24 years. Pat had a zest for life and enjoyed meeting new people and visiting with friends. He enjoyed playing the guitar, listening to music, dancing and singing and being with his family and friends. He enjoyed coffee at Aguado's in the mornings with friends where they would discuss life. Most importantly he loved his family.

He is preceded in death by his father Odis Kindle and mother Jo Ann Kindle. Pat is survived by his mom Miriam Kindle; son Chad Kindle and Adriane Ivison; granddaughter Victoria Pryor and husband Mason, their children Maddox and Madilyn and Jackson and Malory, granddaughter Rebecca Kindle, grandson Preston Kindle, Jacob and Haley Glick and their daughter Macey Kate. Pat is also survived by a number of extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Memorial Service will be 11:00am Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery with Derek Rogers and Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

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Lonie (Smith) Ware
Jul 13, 1873 - Mar 14, 1949

Mrs. W. S. Ware Of Richland Died Here On Monday

Mrs. Lonie S. Ware, aged 75 years, widow of the late W. S. Ware of Richland, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday morning at 5:30 o’clock following a brief illness. Her late husband died in July last year.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Ware had resided in Navarro county 43 years and in Richland for 34 years. She had been a member of the Baptist church since 11 years of age and had held membership in the Richland Baptist church for 35 years. She had long been prominent in Eastern Star circles and that organization will have charge of graveside rites.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ilah Bell Stringer, Mt. Calm; Mrs. John H. Brown, Corsicana, and Mrs. Estelle Yeatts, Upland, Calif.

Funeral services will be held from the Richland Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler, Baptist minister.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. L. S. Ware Funeral Rites Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lonie S. Ware, 75, of Richland, who died at the Navarro Clinic Monday morning, following a brief illness, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Richland Baptist church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler, Baptist minister. The Order of the Eastern Star conducted graveside rites. She was the widow of the late W. S. Ware who died in July, last year.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Ware had resided in Navarro county 54 years. She had been a Baptist since 11 years of age and had been a member of the Richland Baptist church for 35 years. Mrs. Ware was prominent in Eastern Star circles.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ilah Belle Stronger, Mt. Calm; Mrs. John H. Brown, Corsicana and Mrs. Estelle Yeatts, Upland, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A son, George W. Ware, passed away three years ago.

Pallbearers were Jack White, Lowell Bonner, Frank Ware, Fred Ware, R. C. Chism, and A. Neal Brown, Jr.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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George Marion Gunn
Feb 7, 1888 - Nov 25, 1949

George M. Gunn, Retired Farmer, Dies At Houston

George M. Gunn, aged 61, died Friday in Houston. He is a retired farmer and formerly resided at Richland.

Funeral services are planned Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Richland cemetery where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, B. B. Gunn, Dallas, and Winston Gunn, Trinidad; four daughters, Mrs. Melba Ray Conner, Dallas; Mrs. Opal Reynolds, Houston; Mrs. Betty Key, Corsicana; Mrs. Joy Minze, Blooming Grove; four brothers, O. B. Gunn, Purdon; C. C. Gunn, Mexia; Jake and Elsa Gunn, both of Corsicana; a sister, Miss Rosa Gunn, Corsicana and nine grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home will Direct.

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George M. Gunn Rites Held At Richland Sunday

George M. Gunn, aged 61 years, retired farmer, died in Houston Friday.

Funeral services were held at the Richland Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. Gunn formerly resided in Richland.

Surviving are two sons, B. B. Gunn, Dallas, and Winston Gunn, Trinidad; four daughters, Mrs. Melba Ray Conner, Dallas; Mrs. Opal Reynolds, Houston; Mrs. Betty Key, Corsicana; Mrs. Joy Minze, Blooming Grove; four brothers, O. B. Gunn, Purdon; C. C. Gunn, Mexia; Jake and Elsa Gunn, both of Corsicana; a sister, Miss Rosa Gunn, Corsicana and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Hesse Reynolds, Wesley Moreau, Alton Minze, Harold Conner, James Key and Rix Gunn.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Christopher Columbus Gunn
Sep 21, 1891 - Apr 19, 1961

C. C. Gunn Dies On Wednesday

C. C. Gunn, former resident of Corsicana, died Wednesday in an Austin hospital following an extended illness.

Graveside funeral rites will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Richland cemetery with Reginald Beaver, minister of the North Beaton Church of Christ officiating.

Gunn was a retired farmer.

Surviving are three brothers, E. L., J. E. and O. B. Gunn, all of Corsicana.

Corley directs.

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Rose Etta Gunn
Jul 4, 1879 - Aug 25, 1959

Miss Rosa Gunn Services Held

Miss Rosa Gunn, 79, resident of the Hilliard Home for the past 13 years, died at the home Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are four brothers, O. B., Jake and Esla Gunn, all of Corsicana and Chris Gunn, Confederate Home in Austin, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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

The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, and Reginald Beaver, North Beaton Street Church of Christ minister.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Reynolds, Roger Kirk, E. S. Brown, B. B. Gunn, James Ray Gunn and Gene Gunn.

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Columbus Basil Gunn
Nov 19, 1858 - Sep 17, 1942

Richland

RICHLAND, Sept. 24.—(Spl.)—Mr. Gunn was buried in the Richland cemetery Friday of last week.

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Holly Denise (Brashear) Bowden
May 12, 1973 - Feb. 1, 2020

 
Holly Denise Bowden, 46, of Wortham passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Baylor Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Justin Colquette officiating. Interment will follow in Wortham Cemetery.



 

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Holly Denise Bowden passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Baylor Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. Holly moved to Wortham with her daughter, Jourdan in 1995 and remained in their home until her passing.

Holly was born May 12, 1973 in Corsicana to Michael and Beverly Brashear of Mildred.

Holly graduated Salutatorian in her class at Navarro College from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Helping others was Holly's calling and she took great pride in working with her kids with physical needs. Her ability to put the needs of others before her own was immeasurable.

Holly was a devoted mother and "Honey." Her creativity and love for her grandchildren meant any time they spend together would be an adventure. Whether it was playing football or having a tea party, Holly would engulf herself wholly in playing with her grandkids. She would put her grandchildren before anything else and never shied away from basking them with gifts whenever possible. When asked she would simply say, "Grandbabies are the best."

Holly will always be remembered for the love and affection she showed family, friends and the children in her care. Her dedication to others' well being was unmatched and will remain cherished memories to those close to her. Holly's legacy will be carried on by her daughter, granddaughter and loved ones.

Holly is preceded in death by her grandparents, Scott Lee Brashear and Marie Brashear and Dennis Bass and Ruth Bass and cousin, Shae Rogers.

She is survived by her parents, Mike and Beverly Brashear; her daughter, Jourdan Collins and husband Kyle Collins; granddaughter, Cora Collins; brother, Don Brashear and wife Kayna Brashear; nephews, Kyle and Coy Brashear; great nephew, Channing Brashear and grandson Bryce Bowden.

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Dale Reid Thomas
Mar 26, 1935 - Feb 21, 2020

Dale Reid Thomas, 84, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Legacy West Nursing and Rehabilitation. Graveside services will be at Younger Cemetery in Purdon on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. with Mr. Steve Hayes officiating. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Dale Reid Thomas obituary.


 

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Dale Reid Thomas, age 84, of Corsicana passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Legacy West Nursing and Rehabilitation in Corsicana. He was born March 26, 1935 to Walton E. Thomas and Alva Mae Gaddy Thomas in Ennis, Texas.

He graduated from Emhouse High School. He worked at Carlon Plastic and sold health insurance. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and his passion was Flint knapping. He loved making arrowheads, tomahawks, spears, bows, arrows and quivers and trading them at First Monday in Canton and other places.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother Virgie Lee Thomas, his wife Ann Thomas, his brother-in-law Gary McConnico, his sister-in-law Jackie Jo Thomas and his son Ricky Dale Thomas.

He is survived by his daughter Sherrie Jamison and husband Rick of Corsicana, his siblings; Bobby Dan Thomas of Terrell and Shirlyn McConnico of Corsicana, and his grandsons; Justin Owen of Plano and Brice Sanders of Corsicana.

He family wishes to thank the staff at Legacy West and Hand in Hand Hospice for their continued efforts providing quality and compassionate care for Dale.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Younger Cemetery in Purdon, Texas with Steve Hayes officiating.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Ann Thomas; s/o Walton Emmett Thomas & Alva Mae (Gaddy) Prowell-Thomas

Marinell (Cumpston) Price
Jun 11, 1926 - Jan 31, 2020

PRICE, Marinell Cumpston Born in Blooming Grove, Texas on June 11, 1926 to Curtis Henry Cumpston and Eloise Cumpston. Moved to Dallas at age 6. Marinell graduated from Garland High School in 1943 and lived in the White Rock Lake area all of her life. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Curtis Ralph Cumpston and Thurman Michael Cumpston; nephews, Lee Michael Cumpston; former husband, Lee Price and longtime friend, Larry Browder. She worked for Neiman Marcus under the direction of Carrie Neiman and Herbert Marcus, then later Stanley Marcus. She was a property manager for Sam Lett, Jr. and worked for the Salesmanship Club on the Byron Nelson Golf Classic. She loved her family and many long-time friends. She enjoyed hosting the big holiday dinners and birthday parties. She traveled to Europe each year and spent summer months fishing in Alaska. Marinell felt blessed to have Sydney K. Farrier in her life as she managed her medical and legal needs. Family and friends are deeply appreciative of her loving caregivers, Henrietta Smith, Patricia Stokes, Dorothy Hannah and earlier, Wendy Holsapple. She is survived by nieces, Marcia Bartlett and husband, David of Pilot Point, Leah Brown and husband, Kenneth of Anna, Iris Hale and husband, Wendell of Frisco, Hether Vega and husband, Victor of Seagoville, Ashley Humble and husband, Beau of Athens, Texas. She is also survived by her nephew Monroe Inge and wife, Millie of Winnsboro; sister-in-law, Nancy Reagan of Pilot Point and Margaret Cumpston of Seagoville, plus many great and great-great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Dallas Arboretum or the charity of your choice. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2pm at Grove Hill Funeral Home with visitation starting at 1pm, interment will follow at Grove Hill Memorial Park.

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  • Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 5, 2020

Cleora Jo (Booker) Herrin
Sep 9, 1925 ~ Feb 13, 2020 (age 94)

Jo Herrin 94, peacefully passed away in Waxahachie, Texas on Thursday February 13, 2020.

Jo, was born on September 9, 1925, the daughter of the late John and Pearl (Giles) Booker, in Waco, Texas.

On October 20,1945 she married Paul Herrin, in Waxahachie,Texas. They later moved to Forreston,Texas where she resided for over 50 years.

Jo worked at the same location in Italy, Texas for 50 plus years where she faithfully was one of the first to arrive and one of the last to leave. She worked for numerous garment companies where she served each one as a floor supervisor, the last being Texel Industry.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, Texas. She cherished her church and church family and loved seeing them all on Sunday mornings until she was no longer able to attend.

Jo, affectionately became known as Granny Jo by her grandchildren, but it didn’t stop there. She became Granny Jo to everyone she met and she loved each and everyone of them.

She is survived by her loving family, son, Charles Herrin and wife Janet, daughter Beverly Bruner and husband Freddie, and Randy Herrin and wife Jo Lynn.

Grandchildren, Todd Bruner (Petra), Ashley Isom (Mike), Clint Herrin (Jessie), Randy Herrin Jr. (Wendy), Matt Herrin, and Justin Herrin(Natalie).

Great Grandchildren, Dustin (Precilla), Jordan (Brittany), Zoe, Kynlee, Kylee, Wyatt, Trenton, Ana, Abby, Cooper, and Great Great Granddaughter, Audrey.

Preceded in death by her husband Paul, her parents, four sisters and 3 brothers

Gladys Ard (Johnson) Coleman
Feb 19, 1937 - Jan 18, 2020

Gladys Ard Coleman, 82, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Country Meadows Nursing Home.

Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating. Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

 

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Mrs. Gladys Ard Coleman, age 82, of Kerens passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Country Meadows Nursing Home in Corsicana. She was born on February 19, 1937 in Coleman, Texas to James Johnson and Barbara Winters Johnson.

Gladys graduated high school and spent most of her adult life caring for others in the Home Healthcare Field. When her children were young, she spent many hours as a Girl Scout Troup Leader and was very active in the Assembly of God Church. She played the piano for many years until her hands became too arthritic to play.

She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed baking cakes for others whenever needed. She loved having dinners with a house full of friends and family. (she even enjoyed being with strangers) She loved being around people and knowing all there was to know about them. Gladys’ passion was serving the Lord.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond Wilbur Coleman; her daughter, Barbara Lynn Thompson; her brothers, James H. “Buddy” Johnson, Clovis Alton Johnson, and David Johnson: and her sister, Frances McFatridge.

She is survived by her son Mark Coleman and wife Clara; her grandchildren, Kristen Redd, Stephanie Aikens and husband, Tony and Jennifer Maggard and husband Charles. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Katelyn and Anthony Wayne Redd as well as her sister, Opal Hunter and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Gladys is scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM with Pastor Lonnie Keele officiating.

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Homer Sanders Whorton, Jr.
Jun 29, 1928 - Jan 30, 2020

Homer Sanders Whorton, Jr., 91 of Frost, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Temple. He was born June 29, 1928 in Blooming Grove to Homer and Corrine Whorton.

Homer was a graduate of Blooming Grove High School and a 1949 graduate of Texas A&M. He served in the United States Army receiving the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Blooming Grove. He worked 30 years for DPS as a Communication Supervisor. He enjoyed radio communications and enjoyed working on radios.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Corrine Whorton and grandparents, Lucy and Homer Whorton.

He is survived by his wife, Lou Whorton of Frost; sister-in-law, Agnes Soukup Johnson of West; nephews, Thomas Tigner Sr, Dr. Andrew Johnson and wife Dr. Olga Johnson; nieces, Jane Parker Ivins and husband Gary, Kathleen Johnson Crockett and husband David, Tina Johnson Grant and husband Paul, Lucy Johnson Medlenka and husband Mark. Numerous great nieces, nephews and great great nephews and special friend John Jefferson.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at United Methodist Church in Frost. Graveside services to follow at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Imogene (Brent) Nowell
Sep 29, 1934 - Jan 26, 2020

Imogene Brent Nowell, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 at Twilight Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 29, 1934 to Francis M. Brent and Charlie H. Brent in Corsicana.

Imogene was the youngest of eight children and grew up in a loving home with many family gatherings, great food, joy, and laughter.

Imogene met the love of her life Ben E. Nowell and they married in 1952. Imogene and Ben had two daughters, Janice and Cindy and lived a short time in Garland.

In 1961, Imogene and Ben built their home in Corsicana where Imogene set about the loving work of being an excellent cook and homemaker, patient and generous mother, and devoted and caring wife.

Admirably, in the early 1970's Imogene's school teaching career began. She first attended Navarro College and then by 1975, she had earned both a Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from East Texas State University at Commerce in elementary and early childhood education. Imogene taught kindergarten at Sam Houston Elementary School for 20 years. She loved her career and students.

Imogene was a wonderful neighbor and community member, too, who cared deeply about Corsicana, her hometown. Her loving home was filled with music, the news, and conversation. She cared deeply for all animals, not just her own and made many donations to the local SPCA. She took a keen interest in local and national politics and kept up with all current events. She was actively involved in the local Democratic Women's Organization.

She was a Christian woman who lived by Bible scripture and epitomized strength in her devotion and faith in daily life. Many turned to her for wisdom and advice. Imogene began and ended her busy day with an inspirational quote or scripture to guide her and assist in making sense of the world.

Imogene was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings, her beautiful daughter Janice, and her wonderful husband Ben.
Imogene is survived by her daughter, Cindy and son-in-law Tom and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Stephen McElroy officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Navarro Regional Hospital, Twilight Nursing Home, Medical City Dallas, and New Century Hospice.

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Danny Lee Mayeux
Sep 16, 1947 - Jan 19, 2020

Danny Lee Mayeux, 72, passed away Jan. 19, 2020 in Dallas. He was born in Dallas and a graduate of Sunset High School. Danny was a retired salesman.

He is survived by his children, Michelle, Melissa, Bryan, Loren and Shea; sisters, Karen Adamas and Diana Bass; grandchildren, Baylee, Madison, Mackenzie, Connor, Aidan, Christian, Mason and Emma; great grandchild, Lilly and special friends, Matt Holten, Sam Mou and dog, Hank.

Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 2020 at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery in Navarro County in the family cemetery where his grandmother, Pearl Ozella Pinson is buried.
Cremation under the care of Jim's Funeral Home.

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Wanda Ann (Fitch) Penny
Dec 24, 1937 - Jan 31, 2020

Wanda A. Penny, 82 born on December 24, 1937 to Hubbard and Ola Fitch of Navarro, Texas. She went to be with the Lord on January 31, 2020. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Monday, February 3, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Celebration of Life will be held 10 am Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Meador, Greg Baumgartner, Brett Doe, Kyle Freeman, Dale Meador, Mark Vitters and Jayson Barfknecht. Wanda married Derwood on June 2, 1962 and were happily married for 57 years. They were the perfect example of what true love is. They were devoted to each other and their family. She was the queen of the palace until her death. She is preceded in death by her husband, Derwood. She is survived by her daughters, Annette Hall and husband David, Becky Villa and husband Jose, Kristy Barknecht. Grandchildren, Austin Hall and wife Monica, Alan Vitters and wife Kendle, Corbin Hall, Joey Villa, Jacob Villa, Jaxson Barfknecht and Jared Barfknecht. Her sister Berta McCamey. Numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


 

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Patricia (Dupre) Hanchey-Granger
Aug 30, 1950 - Jan 28, 2020
 

Patricia Dupre Hanchey Granger, 69, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She was born in Washington, St. Landry Parish on Aug. 30, 1950 to Gussie and Irene Dupre.

She won many pageant titles and in 1969 became Miss Louisiana USA. In Miami Beach, she competed for Miss USA on CBS Television before her career in morning TV.
In the late 1980's, Pat Hanchey anchored Louisiana's top-rated morning television program "2une-In" in Baton Rouge helping pioneer the use of mobile satellite technology to broadcast live shows from communities across Louisiana and Mississippi. With her co-host Leo Honeycutt in cooperation with ABC's Good Morning America, Pat Hanchey became first to broadcast from Graceland, Elvis Presley's estate in Memphis on the tenth anniversary of the icon's death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Irene and Gussie Dupre, sister Kim Fontenot and nephew Jeffrey Rutland.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Terry Wayne Granger of Corsicana; daughters, Dana Lea Gore and husband Elmo Gore of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Cady Michelle Sunsdahl and husband Major Jared Sunsdahl of West Point Military Academy, New York; stepson, John Hanchey of Baton Rouge LA; sister, Connie Rutland and husband Pepper of Baton Rouge, LA with niece Kennan and husband Jonathan Bruser; nephew, Michael; brother, Wayne Dupre and wife Faye of Pt. Barre, Louisiana with Gus Dupre and wife Augusta and niece Windy of Austin; granddaughters, Madison, Maegan and Rebekah Sunsdahl, Arlee and Avery; grandson, Caleb Gore; step-daughter Lori Granger Baugh and husband Jason with grandchildren Lucas, Landry, Amelia and Brendon all of Denton; nephews, Derrick Fontenot and wife Erin, Jordan, and Harley Fontenot and wife Madeline all of LA.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home. Memorial services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Steven Bell officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her memory to the Gideon's Society.
 

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LaVerne (Barton) Sneed
Dec 13, 1931 - Jan 28, 2020
 

LaVerne Barton Sneed, age 88, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Jan. 28, 2020 with her family by her side in Abilene, Texas. LaVerne was born Dec. 13, 1931, in Eureka, Texas to Robert and Sadie Barton. She was the middle child of 15 children. LaVerne attended school in Eureka and Hester Grove through the eighth grade. LaVerne then relocated to Tulsa to live with her older sister, Mavis and her husband, Pete, while attending Booker T. Washington High School.

Upon graduation, LaVerne earned a bachelor's degree in education from Texas College in Tyler and masters degree from Texas Southern University in Houston. It was during her senior year in college that she met and married Burton Sneed, Jr. She and Burton had successful careers in the Kerens Independent School District. Laverne retired after 31 years as a classroom teacher, during which time she was recognized as an outstanding teacher in the state of Texas. During this time, Burton and LaVerne served in multiple areas of ministry as members of New Hope Baptist Church. Together they established the Burton Sneed Scholarship Fund to help students further their education. They also found many ways to serve throughout the Kerens community. These included providing meals, rides to the doctor and delivering meals to housebound citizens.

After Burton Sneed's death in 1995, LaVerne lived alone for 10 years until she married Rev. Samuel Washington. As the pastor's wife at New Hope Baptist Church, she took on new roles in the church. She served faithfully by her husband's side until he passed away in 2017. LaVerne was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially during the holidays. Her passions were working with her students and the youth at her church, traveling, sewing and doing jigsaw puzzles. In her final years, LaVerne lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Ralph and Pam Porter. After serious health issues, she lived in care facilities until her death.

LaVerne is survived by one daughter, Pamela Porter, and her husband, Ralph Porter of Abilene, two bonus daughters, Tameko Sanders and her husband, Tyrus of Murphy and Joyce Windsor and her husband, Denny of Stone Mountain, Georgia; two brothers, Homer Barton and wife Shirley of Dallas and Charles Barton and wife Pat of Dallas; three sisters, Linda Hendrix and husband Bob of Dallas, Thelma Borbin of Plano and Eulanda Yarbough of Dallas; two grandchildren, Lauren Crawford and husband Quentin of Fort Worth and Ryan Porter and wife Caitlin of Lantana; four step-children, Samuel Washington, Jr. of Dallas, Lois Washington of Dallas, Timothy Washington of Dallas and Elizabeth Singleton and husband Carl of DeSoto; two step-grandchildren Clarissa and Carl Jr. and many nieces, nephews, and devoted friends. The family would like to express appreciation to the staffs at Wesley Court Senior Living, Lyndale Abilene Memory Care and Hendrick Hospice. Each of these entities provided excellent care and support in our time of need.

Viewing was held from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at Golden Gate Funeral Home

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. held Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at First Baptist Church - 200 SW Second St. - Kerens, Texas 75144.
 

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Linda Ruth (Brown) Good-Warren
Feb 12, 1942 - Jan 30, 2020
 

Linda R. Warren, 77, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at Twilight Nursing Home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating. Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Published on January 29, 2020

Mrs. Linda R. Brown Warren, 77, of Corsicana passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 at Twilight Nursing Home. She was born in Kerens, Texas on February 12, 1942 to John Herbert Brown and Opal Lee Colvin Brown.

She worked as a secretary for many years in the Insurance business.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her sons, John David Good of Crandall, Texas, Stanley B. Good of Terrell, Texas; grandsons, Dalton, Dillon, Austin, and Marshall Good; great grandsons, Daylen and Cade Good; brother, Billy Ray Brown of Kerens, Texas; sister, Barbara Sue Brown of Jefferson, Missouri along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00pm Thursday, January 30, 2020 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
 

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  • Birth records for Linda Brown show her father as Herbert Bertrand Brown as well as his obituary and listing in Kerens Cem. although her obit states John Herbert Brown.
  • w/o (1) Johnny Good, Jr. and (2) Garland Dean Warren; d/o Herbert Bertrand Brown & Opal Lee (Colvin) Brown buried in Kerens Cem.
  • Prairie Point Cemetery
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Peggy Faye (Shook) Baumgartner
Aug 27, 1931 - Feb 20, 2020
 
Peggy Faye Shook Baumgartner was born in Corsicana, Texas on Aug. 27,1931. She peacefully slipped into Jesus's arms on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. She touched the lives of everyone she met. Many knew her as Grandmother, always ready to go to the next sporting event or activity Elizabeth, Hayden, Dillon or the precious great grandboys were doing. She came bearing noise makers, snacks, sandwiches and drinks for all to enjoy. Peggy was a long-time member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she proudly served as church clerk. She loved "good ole southern gospel" music always singing and praising the Lord. She loved telling anyone that would listen about her Jesus. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Joe Baumgartner; her parents, Milford & Ida Shook, brother and sister-in-law, Buddy and Mildred Shook. She is survived by two daughters, Anele Richardson and husband Mike and Denise Brown. Her grandchildren; Elizabeth Collier and husband Kevin, Hayden Richardson and wife Tiffany and Dillon Brown and wife Allison. Those very special great grandboys: Corbin LeGrand, Jace Richardson, Gavin Collier, Kalib Richardson, Oakley Collier and Judd Brown, many nieces and nephews and all the bonus children she has loved over the years. The family would like to thank Epic Nursing Home for the past 9 years of wonderful care and love for our mom. Also, a very special thank you to Chasity Blue with New Century Hospice for their special love and care during this time. You all treated Mom like your own. Services will be officiated by Dr. Danny Reeves and Reverend David McGee on Tuesday, Feb. 25th 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Corsicana. Graveside will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana. The visitation will be Monday, Feb. 24 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers are Hayden Richardson, Kevin Collier, Dillon Brown, Mike Hains, Ty Anderson and Boog Blackwell.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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