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Charles Paul Green
Dec. 16, 1937 - Feb. 22, 2020
 
Charles Paul Green, 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 22, 2020. He was born in Emmett, TX on Dec. 16, 1937. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ila Herd Brussell and Charlie Paul Green.

He graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas, TX in 1955. He joined the United States Navy at age 17 and served on the USS Kearsarge Aircraft Carrier. He went on to become the second youngest Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the Navy, he worked in the business field until he decided to further his education at East Texas State University in Commerce, TX. He was a member of the Acacia fraternity. It was there that he met the love of his life, Lynda, and they were married on the ETSU campus. After graduating, they moved to Celina, TX to teach school. Not only did Paul teach reading and history, but he also drove the school bus and coached girls' basketball - a sport he had never played. After losing the first game, and being ostracized by the parents, he read The Queen's Fly High, and was undefeated for the next three years. McAfee Daniel encouraged him to move to Corsicana to teach at Navarro College. He worked there until he retired in 1999. He taught reading, history, psychology, was the Dean of Men, and was the Assistant to the President. He was very popular with his students. They would even drive to the satellite campuses just to take his classes. He taught history as though he had lived it! He loved to talk history for hours and hours to whomever would listen!

Paul loved playing golf with his buddies at the Corsicana Country Club where he was on the Board of Directors. He and his son, Chris, even won the Tiger Tale tournament! He was a great father and loved coaching his sons' baseball teams. He loved traveling with Lynda and being with family. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Barry Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed being a docent at the Pearce Museum at Navarro College.

He is survived by his wife, Lynda; his children, Chris [Kukai], Cregg [Aniko], and Stephanie [Todd]; grandchildren, Chase [Ashley], Chay, Kathryn, and Philip; great grandchildren, Cayden and Scarlett; cousins, Ronald Hammock, George Ann Lambert, Eddie Sue Pryor, and Robert Hamrick.

Services were held at First United Methodist Church on Monday, Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Todd Harris and Dr. Steven Bell officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First United Methodist at 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110 or Navarro College Student Scholarship Foundation at The Navarro College Foundation, 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Shirley (Donnelly) Degner-Hamill
May 29, 1936 - Feb. 17, 2020
 
Born May 29th, 1936 in the coal mine camp in Malakoff. She met Jesus on Feb. 17 at 83 years young. Shirley lived most of her life and raised her children in Corsicana.

She was born the youngest of three daughters to George and Lula Mae Donnelly. Her early life was spent living in and around Malakoff and she graduated from Old Hubbard High School. She met and married her first husband Herbert Herman Degner at the age of 19, on Sept. 10, 1955. They were married until his death on April 8, 1982. From this union two children were born, their son Glen Degner and daughter Dana Collins.

Shirley had a strong work ethic that she instilled in her family. She worked continuously throughout her life until she retired at 70 years old. Even then, she continued to work for friends and family for years.

Some of her past occupations included, HR supervisor at Woolworth Department Store, Cashier at the Shell Station on Beaton and Hardy. She was also a caregiver for Centex Group Homes.
Shirley loved to sew and garden. She was an avid reader, often reading several books at one time. She loved her family and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Shirley had a flair for life that was magnetic and attracted a youthful following that stayed connected to her throughout their adulthood and her entire life.

Beginning in the 1970's with her own children's friends, continuing throughout her second marriage with her step-son Todd Hamill and finally through the friends of her grandchildren. Even in her 80's she maintained her youthful spirit and zest for life.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Lula Mae Donnelly; first husband, Herbert Degner; second husband Phillip Hamill; two sisters, Loma Medecke and Dorcas Accipiter; two sons of the heart Dana Humphries and Jim Wilson.

Survived by her; sister, Patricia Hodges; children Glen Degner and wife Judy; Dana Collins and husband Randy; step-son Todd Hamill; daughter of the heart Debbie Stephens and husband John; grandchildren Aspen Douglas and husband Jonathan; Alison Smith and husband Danny; and Whitney Collins; great grandchildren; Gracie Gullatt, Madison Williams, Kaylie Jenkins, Madden Williams and Lela Smith; a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services will be officiated by Pastor Charky Marquis, on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County on Hwy 22 in Corsicana. Celebration of Life from 1 to 2 p.m. immediately followed by service from 2 to 2:30 pm. Graveside is at 3:30 p.m. at Malakoff Cemetery. Pallbearers; Danny Smith, John Stephens, Jonathan Douglas, Romney Morrow, Jeremy Meseberg and Kyle Hammond.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County Building Fund. Send to: LSCC Building Fund, 4495 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana, TX 75110.

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James Neal Williams
May 29, 1935 - Feb. 20, 2020

James Neal Williams passed away from this life on Thursday Feb. 20, 2020 at 9:45 p.m. at UT Health Tyler Hospital in Tyler, Texas.

He was born on May 29, 1935 in Gorman, Texas to Clarence M. Williams and Margie A. Taylor Williams. James left Gorman at the age of 16 and went on to work for Duncan Drilling Co. in Big Springs Texas.
He married the love of his life, Barbara Ann Williams on July 20, 1956 in Midland, Texas. They were married for 63 years and had three children, Michael, Renee and Tony Williams.

In 1962 the family moved to Kerens, Texas where James went to work for Nipak fertilizer company in Trinidad, and then he spent the remainder of his career in the oil industry. He retired from Dutch Royal Shell company in 1998.

The grandkids all grew up calling James "Pop" and he was adored by all his family and friends. He was a hard-working, loving father and grandfather. He always put his family first and would help anyone that needed help. He and his wife attended the Church of Christ in Kerens, Texas for 53 years and he served as a deacon for the church.

Survived by his wife, Barbara Williams, eldest son, James Michael Williams (named after his father) and wife Aina, daughter, Renee Hair and husband Tracy, youngest son, Tony Williams and wife Sylvia, grandchildren, Amanda Jackson and her husband Andrew, Timothy and Jerret Hair, Jason, Michael, Lyndsey Williams, and Sara Williams, great grandchildren: Lane and Baylee Luker; brother- Don Williams and sister Jean Teague.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Margie Williams, brother Harold Williams and sister Judy Brandon.

Funeral service is scheduled for 1 PM Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at Paschal Funeral Home with Mr. Jimmy Glenn officiating. Burial will follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers are Floyd Young, Norman Smith, Ted Stovall, Terry Stovall, Larry Langley and Jerrell Schultz.

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  • h/o Barbara Ann (Maupin) Williams; s/o Clarence Malcolm Williams & Marjorie "Margie" Allene (Taylor) Williams
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb. 24, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

James Robert "Jim Bob" Ivey
Jul 12, 1923 - Feb 13, 2020
 

James Robert "Jim Bob" Ivey passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Twilight Nursing Home where he was loved by residents and staff.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at the Kerens First Baptist Church with Mr. Jimmy Glenn officiating. Burial will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.

Jim Bob was born July 12, 1923 to Ford and Lee Ellen Clark Ivey on the Ivey Farm in Kerens. Jim Bob was the youngest of four children.

In 1929 he and his family moved to a new home in the city limits of Kerens and that home was the same home he lived in until a year ago. He was a life long member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens. He graduated from Kerens High School in 1941 where he was active in football and track. He attended and played football at Weatherford Junior College in 1941-1942.

He joined the military in 1942 and served until 1946. He served in the Army Air Corps 80th Glider Squadron during WWII in England, France, and Germany. When he was discharged from the Army, he attended Navarro College. While at Navarro College (1946-1948) he was the co-captain for the first football team.

Jim Bob married Betty Sue Hedrick on April 3, 1947. They were married 71 years before her death in 2018. He retired from Texas Power and Light Company in 1985. At that time, he started trail riding throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Dakota, Louisiana, and Arizona, most times as the wagon master.

Jim Bob was a 40 year member of the Kerens Volunteer Fire Department.

He is preceded in death by his wife, son, Robert "Tinker" Ivey, and daughter Carol Ivey.

Survivors include his daughter Susie Biscoe and husband Chuck of Palestine.; granddaughter, Jill Humphries and husband Johnny of Corsicana along with two great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Seth.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Effie Lee (Middleton) Patrick
Mar 11, 1889 - Nov 16, 1949

Austin Resident Funeral Services Held on Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. A. N. S. Patrick, aged 60 years, former Waco resident, who died in an Austin hospital Wednesday, were held from the First Baptist church here Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Wm. E. Howell, Methodist minister. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Austin; a daughter, Miss Mary Patrick, and two sons, Arthur, Jr., and James W. Patrick, all of Brownsville; five sisters, Mrs. Ella Butler, Sweetwater; Mrs. J. R. Sullivan, Dallas; Mrs. Pearl McKinnon, Fort Worth; Mrs. Mae Moore and Mrs. Laura Howell, both of Waxahachie; five brothers, T. B. Middleton, Mansfield; J. W., R. Q. and W. E. Middleton, all of Midlothian, and R. F. Middleton, Sweetwater; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov. 18, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Arthur Nan Susan Patrick, Sr. d/o W. E. Middleton and Fannie (Peevy) Middleton

Edward Troy Dees
Sep 17, 1952 - Oct 4, 2015
 
Edward Troy Dees, 63, of Whitney, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in Whitney, with Dr. Allan Lane of Fort Graham Baptist Church officiating. A private burial will be held later in Richland, Texas. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, at the funeral home.

Troy was born September 17, 1953, in Dallas, to Maude (Corcoran) and Sexton Troy Dees. He was the youngest of three children and proud to be his mama's "baby". Troy grew up in Dallas and had many fond stories of the trouble he used to get into there, along with the "all this used to be dirt" stories. He joined the Navy and traveled the world, but when he returned, he eventually settled in Whitney where he lived the rest of his life.

A lover of all sports, Troy had a special fondness for the Dallas Cowboys, even when they disappointed him. He also liked college football, but had to walk a fine line as he somehow raised a Sooner, an Aggie and a Longhorn. Troy was careful not to seem partial to any team, although we all secretly knew whom he really rooted for. He also enjoyed going to the high school championships with his son, Ryan. Another joy in his life was motor sports of all kinds, but especially dirt track racing. He enjoyed going to Prairie Hill and loved participating when his son, Cameron, was racing.

Living on Lake Whitney, water sports were also a given, and during the summer, the lake is where the family spent most of their time. Troy also had a secret fondness for musical theater and frequently asked his daughter, Shay, when Phantom of the Opera was coming back to Dallas. Perhaps it was not the activities themselves that Troy loved, but spending time with his children, as they were the most important parts of his life, and he made sure that they knew that.

Troy is joining his mother and father, along with his brother, Willie, who all preceded him in death.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his children, Ryan Powell of Burleson, Cameron Dees and wife, BreAnn, of Longview, recently of Whitney, and Shay Dees of Troy. He also leaves his cherished granddaughter, Peyton; his sister, Mary Faggart of Mesquite; a niece, Mary Alice Massey of Mesquite; four nephews, John Glover of Whitney, Jackie Glover of Mesquite, Bruce Glover of Whitney, and Daniel Glover of Mesquite; several great-nieces and nephews and friends, along with his beloved four legged companions and granddogs.

Memorials may be made to Hill County Paw Pals, P.O. box 1533, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

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  • Waco Tribune Herald
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Richland cemetery, Richland, Navarro Co., TX
  • US Navy
  • h/o Julie Gay (McDermitt) Dees married Aug 16, 1978 s/o Sexton Troy Dees & Maude Lamarn (Cochran) Dees

Sophronia Ann (Smith) Humphreys
Apr 26, 1871 - Dec 3, 1950

Mrs. Humphreys Rites On Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. S. A. Humphreys, 79, life-long Navarro county resident, who died at her home, 918 South Eighteenth street, Sunday, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Claude Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in the Grape Creek cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dick Molloy, Dallas; three sons, Hubert L. Humphreys, Lancaster, Calif.; Frank G. Humphreys, Kilgore and Clifton L. Humphreys, Corsicana; 18 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Allan Molloy, Milton Molloy, Newton Smith, Jenkins Smith, and Elmer Smith.

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Mary Alice (Bonner) Robinson
Sep 16, 1869 - Aug 24, 1950

Mrs. Robinson Funeral Rites Held On Friday

Mrs. Alice Robinson, 80, long-time resident of the Eureka community, died at the home of a son, Ray H. Robinson, here Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian church with interment in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry B. Bailey, assisted by Rev. T. E. Hollis.

Surviving are three sons, A. J. and J. F. Robinson, both of Eureka, and Ray H. Robinson, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Henry Perry, Eureka; Mrs. Will Conger, Kerens; Mrs. C. B. Love and Mrs. W. C. Bates, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Bill Howard, Malakoff, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Cecil Andrews, Andrew Robinson, Jack Conger, Jim Love, Willie Lee Robinson and Alton Bates, all grandsons.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug. 25, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Frank Robinson; d/o Willis Richard Bonner & Sarah Tom (Moody) Bonner buried at Hamilton Beeman cemetery

Terry Eugene Fluker, Sr.
Sep 30, 1899 - Apr 28, 1971

Fluker

Terry E. Fluker, 71, retired Humble Oil Company employe, died Wednesday night at Memorial Hospital. A native of Navarro County, he resided at 229 E. Thompson Ave.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Griffin Funeral Home.

He is survived by his widow, Ethel; three sons, Terry Fluker, Jr., Lake Jackson, Texas; Billy Joe Fluker, Auburn, Ala.; and Sam S. Fluker, Tallahassee, Fla.; three daughters, Miss Mary Lou Fluker, Corsicana; Mrs. Rosemary Lieser, Hutchins, and Mrs. Peggy Demoss, Borger; one sister, Mrs. Otis Rector, Corsicana; three grandsons, nine granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

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Fluker

Funeral services were held Friday at 4 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Terry Fluker, 71, retired oil company employe who died Wednesday. the Rev. Robert Potts officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were W. M. Hurley, Jack Smith, C. G. Winn, Hansel Brewer, Geroge C. Simpson, C. A. Washburn and Ted Gowan.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, three daughters, 12 grandchildren, a sister and several nieces and nephews.

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Willie Mae (Fluker) Fullerton
May 13, 1901 - Apr 26, 1960

Mrs. Fullerton Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Hugh Fullerton, Sr., life-long Navarro county and Corsicana resident, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Gaither L. Day, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church of which she was an active member, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. She taught a primary Sunday School class for 20 years.

Mrs. Fullerton died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Hugh Fullerton, Jr.; a daughter, Joan Fullerton; mother, Mrs. Joe Fluker; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Homer Harris, all of Corsicana, and two brothers, Harry Fluker, Corsicana, and Finis Fluker, Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred Ware, Ralph Stell, R. M. Bowden, Jr.; Whit Scarbrough, Sam Roberts, Jack McKee, Hoyt Moore, and Robert Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were the stewards of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

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Iolet Lee “Ila” (Fluker) Rector
Aug. 11, 1892 - Sep. 2, 1972

Mrs. Rector

Mrs. O. M. Rector died Saturday afternoon in Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and a member of the First Baptist church.

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, O. M. Rector of Corsicana; one son, O. M. Rector of LeMarque; one daughter, Mrs. Rosanna Woolsey of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

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Mrs. Rector

Mrs. O. M. Rector was to be buried in Oakwood Cemetery Monday afternoon following funeral services conducted by the Rev. Robert Potts at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

A lifelong resident of Corsicana and a member of the First Baptist church, she is survived by her husband, O. M. Rector of Corsicana; a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

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Mrs. Rector

Mrs. O. M. Rector was buried in Oakwood cemetery Monday afternoon following funeral services conducted by the Rev. Robert Potts at 2 p.m. in a local funeral home chapel.

Survivors include her husband, a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

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Eliza Jewel (McCullough) Speed
Jul 26, 1870 - Jun 4, 1948

MRS. C. D. SPEED, SR. DIES FRIDAY; RITES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Jewel McCullough Speed, 78, wife of C. D. Speed, Sr., Texas pioneer in oil and citrus, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Sherwood in Kilgore Friday evening.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church here. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Speed was born in Daleville, Miss., July 26, 1870, and moved to Texas in 1886. She has made her home in Corsicana since 1899.

She was the daughter of the Rev. A. D. McCullough, Presbyterian minister, and Elizabeth Stribling McCullough. She attended Meridian Female College in Mississippi while her father was president of the school.

Mrs. Speed was an honorary life member and past president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; a member of the Texas History Club, and the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. She also was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, a pioneer in oil and citrus circles, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Sherwood, Kilgore and Mrs. Fred P. Hodge, Electra; two sons, L. A. Speed, McAllen and Carlton D. Speed, Jr., Houston; two brothers, A. D. McCullough, Corsicana, and T. J. McCullough, Elgin; three grandchildren, Miss Bobbie Gene Sherwood, Kilgore; Mrs. Joe Cramer, Grand Prairie, and Mrs. A. J. Gill, Dallas, and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be T. R. Red, Mid Caston, A. G. Elliott, J. B. Redden, Dr. Will Miller, Charles Byrd, Jr., R. R. Owen, H. B. Bomar, and Ed M. Polk.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jun. 5, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Carleton DeKalb Speed, Sr. d/o Rev. Andrew Donalson McCullough, DDS (dentist and minister) and Elizabeth Selena Josephine (Stribling) McCullough buried in Elgin City Cemetery, Elgin, Tx.
     

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MRS. C. D. SPEED, SR. FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel McCulloch Speed, 78, long-time Corsicana resident, were held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the church of which Mrs. Speed had long been a prominent member.

Mrs. Speed died Friday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Sherwood, in Kilgore, following an illness of only a few hours.

Native of Daleville, Miss., Mrs. Speed moved to Texas in 1886, and had resided in Corsicana since 1899. She was the daughter of the Rev. A. D. McCullough, Presbyterian minister and Elizabeth Stribling McCullough and attended Meridian Female College in Mississippi while her father was president of the school.

She was an honorary life member and past president of the Daughters of the Confederacy, and a member of the Texas History Club. Mrs. Speed was also past president of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, a pioneer in oil and citrus circles, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Sherwood, Kilgore and Mrs. Fred P. Hodge, Electra; two sons, L. A. Speed, McAllen and Carlton D. Speed, Jr., Houston; two brothers, A. D. McCullough, Corsicana, and T. J. McCullough, Elgin; three grandchildren, Miss Bobbie Gene Sherwood, Kilgore; Mrs. Joe Cramer, Grand Prairie, and Mrs. A. J. Gill, Dallas, and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were T. R. Red, Mid Caston, A. G. Elliott, J. B. Redden, Dr. Will Miller, Charles Byrd, Jr., R. R. Owen, H. B. Bomar, and Ed M. Polk.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Henry Waddell Marion
Jun 15, 1873 - Jun 5, 1948

HENRY W. MARION DIES EARLY TODAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY

Henry W. Marion, aged 75 years died early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Marion came to Navarro county from Mississippi 50 years ago and resided in the Tupelo and Chatfield communities until four years ago when he moved to Corsicana to reside with a sister, Mrs. Hugh Loper, 1212 West Eleventh avnue.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Loper, Corsicana; Mrs. Hattie Bowden, Tupelo, and Mrs. L. K. C. Fluker, Corsicana; a brother, J. D. Marion, Tupelo, and other relatives.

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HENRY W. MARION SERVICES ARE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Henry W. Marion, aged 75 years, who died early Saturday, were held from the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Native of Mississippi, Marion came to Navarro county 50 years ago and resided in the Tupelo and Chatfield communities before coming to Corsicana four years ago.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Hugh Loper and Mrs. L. K. C. Fluker, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Hattie Bowden, Tupelo; a brother, J. D. Marion, Tupelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Bowden, L. C. Lockhart, Baxter Burdine, Pleas Mitchell, Alvin Jones and Tebe Braddock.

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Robert Gordon McFarland
Nov 24, 1940 - Nov 10, 2019

Robert Gordon McFarland, 78, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at his residence. Graveside services were held on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at Grape Creek Cemetery with Dr. Darren Heil officiating.

Corley Funeral Home.

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William Murphy
Aug 14, 1946 - Oct 19, 2019

William Murphy of Corsicana and formerly of Freestone County passed from this life on Oct. 19, 2019 at Country Meadows Rehabilitation Center at the age of 73. He was born on Aug. 14, 1946 in Corsicana. He worked for a number of years at Nucor Steel in fracking.

William is preceded in death by his wife Linda Murphy in 2002. He is survived by a step-son Jimmy Murphy; siblings, Patsy Armstrong and James Murphy. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Cremation is under the direction of Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Randall Joe Short
Nov 3, 1952 - Nov 2, 2019

Randall Joe Short, 66 passed away Nov. 2, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside Service will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Beauford Rash officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
 

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Randall Joe Short, 66 passed away November 2, 2019. He was born November 3, 1952 in Corsicana to Billie Joe Short and Daisy Jewell Jones Short. He was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his mother Daisy Beggs and step father J.D. Beggs and uncle Alton Jones. He is survived by his father, Billie Joe Short; brother, Kenneth Short and wife Kathie of Cleburne; nephew, Jeremy Short; aunts, Janie Jones of Corsicana, Fayrene Rash of Arkansas, Wanda Parker of Mississippi, Darrell Skirlock of Wylie and June Gourley of Ft. Worth; caregiver, Linda Templeton; roommates, Roy Martin and DeAndre Harper and numerous extended family members.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 6th from 11:00am - 12:30pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be 1:00pm Wednesday, November 6th at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Beauford Rash officiating.

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Bobbie Jean (Martin) Lockhart
Jan 19, 1933 - Dec 22, 2019
 
Bobbie Jean Martin Lockhart died peacefully at home Sunday morning Dec. 22, 2019. She was born Jan. 19, 1933 in Norman, Oklahoma to Jewel D. and Peter M. Martin.

She grew up in Wichita Falls, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Barton Lockhart, on Jan. 30, 1953. Together they had four children, Debbie, Cindy, Bart and Chris. While living in Ardmore, Oklahoma, she and Barton started a family business, Chem Clean, which manufactured car wash products.

After moving to Corsicana, Bobbie owned Toyland Hobby and Craft. She enjoyed helping customers with their crafts, gift selections, and picture framing. After selling the business, she and Barton started another car wash products company, Blendco, where she was an integral part of management.

Bobbie loved designing magnificent flower beds, buying and selling antiques, walking for her health, and spending time at Cedar Creek Lake with her family. She spent many hours in her greenhouse caring for the beautiful orchids she so loved.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents; Jewel D. Martin and Peter Mason Martin, and her sisters; JoAnn Lewis, and Mary Lou Lees.

She is survived by her husband, Barton, and her children; Debbie Kelley (Leslie) of Trinidad, Cindy Jorgenson, Bart Lockhart, and Chris Lockhart all of Corsicana. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Eric Klein (Heidi) of Atlanta, Georgia, Monica Klein of Denver, Colorado, Josh Craig of Rockwall, Chelsea Nunn (Ryan) of Corsicana, Buddy Lockhart (Heather) of Frost, Brittney Daggs (Justin) of Corsicana, Jessica
Lockhart of Southlake, and Melissa Lockhart of North Richland Hills, and 14 great grandchildren, and special pets Molly and Dinky.

The family would like to thank Hand-in-Hand Hospice, Cara Woodin and Christa Cobb, and weekend caregiver Leda Hilzer for all their love, care and dedication.

A private family memorial will be held at a later time.

Memorials may be made to The American Lung Association or a charity of your choice.

Corley Funeral Home

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Miguel "Mike" Ruiz, Sr.
Sep 29, 1939 - Jan 25, 2020
 
Miguel "Mike" Ruiz, Sr., 80, husband of the late Nellie (Luna) Ruiz, passed away surrounded by all his children and family on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.
Miguel was born on Sept. 29, 1939 to Aurelio and Olivia Ruiz in Donna, TX. He spent most of his life residing in Corsicana and was married to Nellie on Jan. 29, 1969 until her unexpected passing on July 25, 2003.

He was an avid reader, wrote the funniest notes, and had a specific spot on the kitchen and patio tables. He was a legend, one of a kind, the rock of the family and a one in a million combination of smart, tough, blunt, funny and stubborn. He will be tremendously missed and forever be remembered as the best Dad, Father-in-law, Pops, Grampie, Grandpa, and Big Popo.

Miguel was preceded in death by his parents, Aurelio and Olivia Ruiz; wife, Nellie Ruiz; and three brothers, Lorenzo Ruiz, Joe Ruiz and Antonio Ruiz, Sr.

He is survived by his daughter, Laura and son-in-law Rafael Renteria; sons, and daughters-in-law Miguel Ruiz, Jr. and Norma Ruiz and William and Sina Ruiz, all of Corsicana; brothers Gilbert Ruiz and Ray Ruiz of Corsicana, Jose Longino Ruiz of El Paso, and Frank Ruiz of San Diego, CA; grandchildren Desiree DeLaCorte, Paul DeLaCorte, Gabriel DeLaCorte, Dameion Ruiz, Tristan Saunders and fiancée Jasmine Olivia Garcia, Abriana Ruiz, LJ Decherong and Daryn Ruiz; great grandchildren Hayleigh DeLaCorte, Jazmine Medina, Isabelle Kay DeLaCorte, and Tristan Daniel Saunders, Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews; and best friend, his dog Charlie.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Daniel Ruiz conducting the services. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul DeLaCorte, Gabriel DeLaCorte, Dameion Ruiz, Tristan Saunders, LJ Decherong, Daryn Ruiz, and Mitchell Solis.

In addition to flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the Corsicana Public Library or Paralyzed Veterans of America in honor of Miguel Ruiz, Sr.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Dr. Jerry Gurkoff
Mar 2, 1949 - Mar 18, 2020
 
Dr. Jerry Gurkoff passed away on March 18, 2020, at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, in Waco, Texas, after a short illness. Burial took place at DFW National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

Jerry was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on March 2, 1949. Then moved shortly thereafter to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he attended the local public schools. He graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, in 1970 with degrees in biology and history. In 1972, he married Gloria Sollenberger. He graduated from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1975. He interned and then began an orthopedic surgery residency in Harrisburg at Community General Osteopathic Hospital and completed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

He was staff orthopedic surgeon-United Nation Forces-U.S. 8th Army, 121 Evacuation Hospital, Seoul, Korea, and at Dewitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He began private practice in Grand Prairie, Texas, later at Corry Memorial Hospital, Corry, Pennsylvania, then at Navarro Regional Hospital, Corsicana, Texas, and at Commonwealth Health Center, Saipan. He retired in December 2019.

Jerry was a member of The Board of Directors of The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, President of the AOAO 1996-1997. Residency Training Examiner, AOAO and Orthopedic Residency Director at DFW Medical Center, Grand Prairie, Texas.

He enjoyed breeding and showing Arabian horses, was a model railroading enthusiast, loved reading, woodworking, and rooting for his favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers.

He was a member of Temple Beth El, Corsicana and Congregation Agudath Jacob in Waco.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria; daughters, Gina and Lori; a five-year-old grandson, Jackob; and a niece, Jessica.

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Ella Ruth (Winkler) Crofut
Nov 28, 1939 - Mar 24, 2020
 
Ella Ruth (Winkler) Crofut passed away peacefully at home on March 24, 2020, at the age of 80. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Ella Ruth was born on November 28, 1939, in Brownwood, Texas and was raised by her paternal grandparents in Richland Springs, Texas.

She married the love of her life, Sonny Crofut on March 20, 1959. They raised three children, Teresa, Don and Peggy.

She was a stay at home mother and enjoyed taking care of her family, doing crosswords, puzzles, sewing, and watching Wheel of Fortune with her son-in-law, Gary Don Jennings. In 1979, she went to work for K-Mart in Corsicana to earn extra money for Christmas. She stayed with them, becoming a department manager, until they closed in 2003.

She is preceded in death by her husband Sonny and son, Don Crofut. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Jennings and husband Gary Don of Kerens. Daughter, Peggy Lane and husband Gary of Keller and Cindy Lane of Springtown. Grandchildren, Charles Black of Hempstead, Richard Crofut of Hempstead, Laura Lane and Wade Anders of Keller, Randall Lane and wife Christina of Mansfield, and Rachael Goodwin and husband Jeff of Mabank. Great Grandchildren Dakota Goodwin, Hudson Goodwin, Harrison Lane, McKenzie Lane, and Brooklynn Crofut.

A register book is available for signatures 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Paschal Funeral Home. The family has requested private services.

The family wishes to thank Cedar Lake Hospice and all of those who cared for her during her last days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Prairie Point Cemetery 12018 NE CR 3140, Kerens, TX 75144 or KESA P.O. Box 5, Kerens, TX 75144.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.
 
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Mickey Maurice Loftis
Sep 20, 1932 - Mar 13, 2020
 
Mickey Maurice Loftis, 87, longtime resident of Navarro County passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 in Malakoff.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 20th at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank, Texas with VNA Chaplain Paul Ramler officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery, near Corsicana, but no graveside services will be conducted. In recognition of the current COVID-19 and Flu Alerts, please carefully consider your own health in traveling. If you were fond of "Bro. Mickey", there are no doubts he cared for you and would not wish to see you stressed over any perceived commitment. Any personal decision not to attend is certainly understood.

Mickey was born in Corsicana on September 20, 1932, a birthday he shared with his father, Luther Leroy Loftis. With the gentle care of his mother, Mary Caroline, nee Sawyer, Mickey grew up in the Pursley Community and graduated from Dawson High School. Mickey became a Journeyman Electrician under the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and worked in the trade throughout his life. He surrendered to the ministry in 1960 and served the Lord as a minister and Chaplain for 55 years. After beginning his ministry at Temple Baptist Church in Los Alamos, NM he then enrolled in the Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. During seminary and after graduating, he served as pastor of Navarro Mills Baptist Church, but later returned to Corsicana and pastored Trinity Baptist Church. Years later, Mickey relocated to Kaufman, TX and was employed as a Chaplain with Visiting Nurses Association and ultimately retired from the VNA organization. He continued his role as a pastor with Trinity Baptist Church in Kaufman and later, after his retirement, at Grace Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City, TX.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Frances LaWanda Loftis, nee Murray; sisters Vera Elenora Loftis, Ida Rosellen Humbert, Ethel Leona Humbert and Margaret Altha Nichols; brothers Marcus Leroy Loftis, Charles Luther Loftis, William David Loftis, Chester Raymond Loftis, Vernon Leslie Loftis, Wayne Ray Lotfis and Artie Miller Loftis and son-in-law Randal Dwayne Melton.

Mickey is survived by his wife, Fairy Jo "Jodie" (Martin) Loftis, sister Mary Frances Robinson of Corsicana; sister-in-law Barbara Loftis of Athens, daughters Jeanne Melton of Barry, TX and Annette Jackson and son-in-law Larry Jackson of Rockdale, TX; daughter-in-laws and sons, Susan and Terry Loftis of Corsicana, TX, Barbi and Andy Loftis of Cypress, TX, Cindi and Kevin Jones of Scurry, TX; four granddaughters, Chandra Jackson, Nicole Jackson, Erica Loftis-Pacheco and Jessica Loftis-Agnew; eight grandsons, Cory Loftis, Jory James Barham, Mathew Loftis, Jerod Barham, Shane Loftis, Jacob Barham, Jerod Jones and Justin Jones; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America or the charity closest to your heart. Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eight Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001, phone 866-232-8484 or [email protected]

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Marian Joy (Bryant) Beale
Aug 21, 1942 - Mar 23, 2020
 
Mrs. Marian Joy Beale, 77, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at Legacy Retirement Village. Mrs. Beale will be in state at Corley Funeral Home on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Friday, March 27, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery in Retreat with Rev. Lain Teel officiating.
 

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Mrs. Marian Joy Beale, age 77, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Legacy Retirement Village. She was born on August 21, 1942 in Beaumont, Texas to Clyde Monroe Bryant and Minnie Sue Boyd Bryant.

Joy loved to sing in the church choir as well as just around the house while cooking delicious meals or sewing clothes for her children and herself. She was an avid fan of girls’ softball and coached numerous girls in Corsicana throughout her life. She referred to the girls that she coached as her “softball daughters”. She loved everyone and always had a smile on her face and open arms for anyone and everyone. She was outgoing, friendly, loving, caring and beautiful inside and out, and kind-hearted. She never met a stranger and loved visitors. She was an active member at Emmanuel Baptist Church for many years.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Charlotte Ann Harmon.

Joy is survived by her husband of almost 58 years, Curtis Maurice Beale of Corsicana; her daughters; Anjanette Davis and husband Gary of Justin, Texas and Julie Doreen Beale-Mills and wife Mary of Port Saint Lucie, Florida. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth Davis of Justin, Texas. She leaves behind to cherish her memories; her brother, Donald Clyde Bryant and wife Joyce of Mead, Oklahoma and Pamela Sue Bryant Lambert and husband Dewey of Broker Arrow, Oklahoma and sisters-in-law; Glenda Jean Early and husband Wyndal of Arlington, Texas and Frances Carolyn Hyden and husband Abner of Corsicana, Texas and brother-in-law Keith Harmon of Rusk, Texas.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Legacy Retirement Village and Hand in Hand Hospice for their loving care during Joy’s time with them. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers’ Association of North Texas at 2630 West Frwy #100, Ft. Worth, TX. 76102.

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Lalah Fern (Hart) Beal
Jun 13, 1935 - Feb 16, 2020
 
Lalah Fern Beal passed away Sunday, February, 16th at The Village at Heritage Oaks in Corsicana. Lalah was born June 13, 1935 in Crisp, TX. to Jimmie and Maudie Hart.

She married Dewey Beal in Hillsboro, TX. in February of 1954 moving to Corsicana in 1960 where they would raise three children. Lalah was a full-time homemaker in addition to eventually operating a childcare business from her home for numerous years before retiring in 2002. She will be remembered for her kind heart and humorous stories about her childhood.

She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-eight years, Dewey Beal.

Lalah is survived by her sister, Jimmie Ruth Kline of Corsicana; son Donny Beal of Irving; daughter in law Karen Beal of Waxahachie; son and daughter in law, David and Connie Beal of Corsicana; daughter and son in law Debbie and Chuck Nance of Charlotte, NC. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Jon and Amy Beal of Mansfield, Lindsay and Jared Baker of Garland, Hogan Nance of Charlotte, NC. and Michael and Alicia Burleson of Euless, her great-grandchildren; Isabella, Lucy, Brayden, Lukas and Ellie as well as a host of nieces and nephews. At her request no services are scheduled at his time. Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. The burial will take place in Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery in Retreat at a later date.

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Timothy V. Tipton
May 26, 1949 - Feb. 19, 2020
 
Timothy V. Tipton, age 70, passed away peacefully Feb. 19, 2020 while in Dallas Methodist Hospital. He was born in Keokuk, Iowa on May 26, 1949 to Vernon "Tip" and Elizabeth Tipton of Kahoka, Mo. He spent the first ten years of his life residing in Kahoka and after his father's death he and his mother moved to Liberty, Mo. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1967.

He attended Adam State Collage in Alamosa, Co and in 1969 moved to Spencer, Iowa to attend Iowa Lakes College. He met Gloria Carlson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer. After graduation Tim moved back to Liberty to work.

Tim and Gloria were married in Spencer, Iowa Aug. 10, 1974. They lived in the Kansas City, Mo area where Tim was employed by Variform Plastics, in Quality Control, for 10 years.

In 1980 they moved to Knoxville,TN where he worked for Plexco and was transferred to Corsicana, Tx in 1988. He worked for Plexco, later known as Performance Pipe (Chevron) until his retirement in 2005. Knowing he wasn't truly ready to retire, he took a position with Industrial Pipe Fittings (now known as Plasson) in Houston, Tx. They lived in Pearland, Tx until his retirement in 2016. After retirement they moved back to Corsicana.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, and his father and mother in law, Bertil and Marian Carlson.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Gloria, daughter Tara Tipton, Son Timothy Tipton, daughter in law Olivia Tipton, three granddaughters, Hailyn, Henley and Harlow, along with many cousins and a host of wonderful friends from everywhere he had lived and worked.

The family would like to thank the caring nurses and doctors on the fourth floor of Schenkel Tower at Dallas Methodist Hospital and the kind care he received through Vitas Hospice at Dallas Methodist.

Visitation will be Thursday Feb. 27, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. A memorial service will be in the Griffin-Roughton Chapel on Friday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana.

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Stormy Gale Cole
Sep 2, 1975 - Jan 6, 2020
 
Stormy Gale Cole, 44, of Loudon, Tennessee went home on the wings of the angels with George, Binx and Mable at her side.
Visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Lake Shore Funeral Home followed by a service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Stormy knew and loved her Lord, animals, books, and Elvis! She was gifted with the love and compassion for working with special needs children and adults.
Stormy was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Hardy Cole, Jr.
Survivors include her mother, May Frances Cole Carline; two brothers, Stuart Cory Cole and Jim Hardy Cole and wife, Katie; several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Heaven is a much more organized, brighter and blessed place now. "Thank you, Lord, for sharing her with us for this short time."

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o Melvin Hardy Cole & May Frances Cole-Carline

Jordie William Carey
Sep 9, 1934 - Feb 14, 2020
 
Jordie W. Carey, 85, of Huntsville, Texas passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Kelly Lawson officiating.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb. 17, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Shirley Ann (Rose) Carey; s/o Joseph Edward Carey & Georgia "Jorgie" Lee (Bridges) Carey-Sterling
    Jordie William Carey

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Mr. Jordie W. Carey, age 85, of Huntsville, Texas passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at his residence. He was born on September 9, 1934 in Corsicana to Joseph Edward Carey and Jorgie Lee Bridges Carey.

He married the love of his life, Shirley Ann Rose on December 7, 1959 in Durant, Oklahoma. Jordie spent his life working in agriculture and farming and in the steel mill industry which he enjoyed until he was injured and no longer able to work.

Jordie gave his life to Christ on January 29, 1969 and gained his wings as a faithful servant. Tonya, Jordie’s granddaughter, said that he only had a third-grade education and at the age of 60 the Holy Spirit opened his mind to more knowledge and he learned to read. She also said that he was a precious sweet man who taught many people about his Lord and Savior. He was her confidant and her rock all through her life.

Jordie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his son, Tony William Carey and daughter-in-law Gloria April Carey and his siblings; Willie Lee Carey and Richard Edward Carey.

He is survived by his sister, Maxine Sterling of Mesquite; his grandchildren; Tonya Kinser of Huntsville, Patrick Schukert of Huntsville and Regina Bates of Wyoming. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his great grandchildren; Bobby Michaelsen of Wyoming, Tommy Graham of Tyler, Michael Michaelsen of Huntsville, Katherine Pummill of Tyler, and his great great grandchildren; Elliana, Carmen, and Logan Michaelsen of Wyoming and Scarlet Rose Michaelsen of Huntsville, as well as numerous other family members. “Fly high Pop”!!!

Graveside services are scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Oakwood Cemetery with Mr. Kelly Lawson officiating.

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Florence "Flo" (Zaleski) Fullwood
Aug 21, 1927 - Feb 3, 2020
 
Florence "Flo" Fullwood quietly left this earth, to be in her heavenly home, on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. She was surrounded by family members. Flo is the daughter of Cassimur and Josephina Zaleski, who were Polish immigrants. She was born in Illinois, and there she lived until she met P.D. and moved to Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband P.D., sister Genevieve, and brothers Edmond and William.

She is survived by her sisters Julia and Regina from Chicago, Illinois and brother Mitchell from Arizona. We know she is enjoying a joyful reunion with all family and friends that have gone before her.

Flo is best known as a helpmate to her husband P.D. You did not usually see one of them that the other one was not far away. Friends always referred to them as P.D and Flo. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to Kimberly Garrett Supak, Todd Garrett, Jordan Ewing, Shelley Ewing Hughes, P.D. Fullwood III, and Ryan Fullwood; great grandchildren are Alexa Supak Seilheimer, Jenna Supak, Skyler Supak, Raylee Garett, Lane Supak, Madysen Ewing, Will Hughes and Lily Hughes. Grandchildren and great grandchildren love their "Mimi." Children are Regina Fullwood Garrett and Randall, Deborah Fullwood Spear and Randy, Marla Fullwood Ewing and Brad, and Percy Travis Fullwood II and Kelly.

The beauty of having a wonderful mother and grandmother are the wonderful memories the entire family will carry with them in their hearts. She will be missed by many but certainly not forgotten.

The family wants to thank the Twilight Home and staff for the wonderful care they gave her while being a resident there and Virginia's Hospice caregivers for their love and attention to Flo's every need.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home, with a service to follow in the chapel. Pastor Holly Neeley of Freedom Life Chapel will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Randall Garrett, Brad Ewing, Todd Garrett, Jordan Ewing, P.D. Fullwood III, Ryan Fullwood, Scott Supak and Lane Supak. Burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, TX

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Rev. David Wayne Ricker
Apr 12, 1946 - Feb 23, 2020
 
Reverend David Wayne Ricker was born April 12, 1946, and went to his Savior on Feb. 23, 2020, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lyda Cortez Ricker. He is survived by his father, William Lawrence Ricker, his wife, Ann Ricker, his two beloved daughters, Carolyn DeLong Ricker and Elizabeth Ann Ricker, who is the mother of his adored grandson, David William Ricker, all of Blooming Grove, Texas.

He loved his Lord, his family, and his friends. In his youth, he was a Boy Scout, Eagle Scout, and Order of the Arrow. He graduated with honors from Northwest Classen High School of Oklahoma City. He went on to Oklahoma State University, where he received his Bachelor's degree with honors in mechanical engineering.

David was happily married for 50 years to Ann Hendrix Taylor, his high school sweetheart. He loved to travel with his family, and many summers were spent RVing. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and enjoyed crossword puzzles, Tom Clancy novels, and good coffee.

David was an engineer at heart who in his spare time built computers, radios, model trains, and furniture. Procter & Gamble Co. recruited him directly out of college, where he worked as a manufacturing engineer and eventually, plant engineer of the Dallas P&G factory before moving to Corsicana, Texas. He retired from plant management in 1998 to then become a manufacturing consultant through the University of Texas at Arlington, at their Automation and Robotics Research Institute.

He was active all his life in the church, becoming an elder at Northpark Presbyterian in Dallas, then an active member at First United Methodist Church of Garland, and then FUMC Corsicana. After his Walk to Emmaus in 2000, he answered God's call to leadership within the church and received his Master's in Divinity in 2006 from Brite at Texas Christian University. One of the greatest joys of his life was serving as pastor to three wonderful congregations: Eureka United Methodist, Barry United Methodist, and Kopperal United Methodist.

In his final years he struggled against Alzheimer's disease, but his spirit and heart remained true to his faith and love of family and church.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, located at 320 N. 15th St. in Corsicana, Texas. A visitation beginning at 10am will be followed by a service at 11am, Dr. Steven Bell officiating.

The family wishes to thank Bristol Hospice, Twilight Home, Navarro Regional Hospital, and TriSun Care Center for their attention to David during his illness. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. Interment will be at a later date.

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Blake Andrew Tallas
abt 2001 - Feb. 12, 2020
 
Blake Andrew Tallas, 19 of Kerens, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.

He is survived by his mother, Melissa McKellip Tallas; brother, Chris Tallas; sister, Allie Tallas; nephew, James Tallas; grandparents, David and Kathy Williams; grandmother, Sherry Smith and other family members.

Blake's family has requested a private funeral services. A register book will be available for friends to sign from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and Feb. 16, 2020 at Paschal Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.
 

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Mary Bernice Towles
May 8, 1937 - Feb 10, 2020
 
Mary Bernice Towles, 82 of Corsicana passed away Feb. 10, 2020 at Twilight Home. She was born May 8, 1937 in Bend, Oregon to Henry Beard and Bernice Cobaldt Beard.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bryan Towles and brother Wallace Beard. She is survived by her son, Jonathan Towles of Corsicana; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Saint John's Episcopal Church 101 N 14th St Corsicana, Texas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Brenda (McDonald) Combs
Mar 29, 1951 - Feb 10, 2020
 
You are gone now but you will never be forgotten. You, Brenda McDonald Combs of Ennis, TX, went to be with your Lord and Savior Feb. 10, 2020 at 68 years of age. You were born in Corsicana on March 29, 1951 but grew up in Richland, the daughter of James and Martha (Fultz) McDonald who preceded you in death. Your sister Barbara Nelson was there for the ride and continues to share amazing stories with us as we all try and make sense of this.

You went by many names: Bren, B, Aunt B, Mom, and most recently and probably most powerfully, Grammy. Names weren't important though because to know you was to know love. Fierce, unwavering love that you showered on everyone around you. You lived your life for others and were the most selfless person we've ever met. You would HATE that we're making a fuss about you, but someone needs to. You were a brilliant mom. A doting Grammy to Lennon. A sidekick to Mern, and the most dependable rock that any friend or family member could know.

You're survived by all of us reading this, family and friends alike, and you would want us to remember a few things that you taught us along the way:
1. Love hard. The world needs more of it.
2. Sometimes the quietest people make the largest marks.
3. Nothing beats a hug.
4. Grab a plate and let's talk.
5. Your cutout cookies are better than everyone else's.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the same location. We're going to celebrate the heck out of you.
In lieu of flowers, seriously, you wouldn't have wanted them, we're offering up two options. Friends could make a donation to the cancer foundation of their choice OR better yet, the more Brenda option, take loved ones to lunch and talk about you. It's what you would have wanted.

We know somehow, you're reading this and laughing one last time, shaking your head, and saying "Josh Brandon."

To the moon and back,
Josh, Chad, Wendy, and Lennon

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Marian A. (Peterson) Mishler-Gould
Jan 10, 1939 - Feb 8, 2020
 
Marian A. Mishler, 81, longtime Corsicana resident, passed away in Hillsboro, Texas on Feb. 8, 2020. She was born Jan. 10, 1939 in Shafer Minnesota to Carl and Gladys (Donovan) Peterson. Marian worked hard all her life. She married Harland Mishler in 1954 and the couple had five children. As a young mother on a farm she did whatever she could to help support her family. She grew a huge garden, raised animals, sewed, baked, trapped gophers, and whatever could be done to make a dollar. The two made their home in several states before making their way to Texas. She obtained her technical degree in dietary management at TSTC in Waco. She spent over 20 years working in the healthcare food service industry before retiring. In 1998, Marian met and married the love of her life, Roy Gould. The two of them traveled the country together in a motorhome before returning to Texas and finding their passion for growing and selling produce locally, actively participating in the local farmer's market. Both were active members at Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Marian was survived by daughter Debra Rush of Osceola, WI, son Michael Mishler of Enterprise, AL, son Bradley (Debbie) Mishler of Corsicana, TX, daughter Sue (John) Smith of Hillsboro, TX, and daughter Julie (Charlie) Norris of Hillsboro, TX, 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and sister Dorothy (Brian) Olson of Chisago City, MN.

She was preceded in death by spouse Roy Gould, brothers Kenneth Peterson and Harold Peterson.

There will be a graveside memorial at a future date. In lieu of any remembrance, a donation may be made in her name to Missionary Baptist Church of 405 S. 15th St, Corsicana.

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Mary (UNKNOWN) Harner-Gaskill
Jan 21, 1867 - Mar 13, 1949

Mrs. Mary Gaskill Funeral Services Monday Morning

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Gaskill, aged 82 years, who died Sunday at 810 South Main Street, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. Price, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Crane, Corsicana, and Mrs. Rhoda Mae Riley, Dallas; a son, Francis Horner, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Ronnie Smith
Jan 20, 1949 - Jan 21, 1949

Rites For Twins Slated Saturday

Funeral services for Ronald and Ronnie Smith, one-day-old twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Smith, Route 3, Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday, are to be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Henry H. Price, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Tumlinson, Corsicana.

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Ronald Smith
Jan 20, 1949 - Jan 21, 1949

Rites For Twins Slated Saturday

Funeral services for Ronald and Ronnie Smith, one-day-old twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Smith, Route 3, Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday, are to be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Henry H. Price, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Tumlinson, Corsicana.

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Jamima Angeline (Reagan) Grantom
Sep 19, 1859 - May 08, 1949

Mrs. Grantom Dies At Itasca; Rites Here on Tuesday

Mrs. Jamina Angelline Grantom, aged 89 years, died Sunday at her home in Itasca.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel here Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, T. N. Grantom, Itasca; H. B. Grantom, Wichita Falls, and B. A. Grantom, Hillsboro; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Allsup, Navarro; Mrs. Maggie Allsup, Corsicana, and Mrs. Laura Fudge, Waxahachie; a sister, Mrs. Tennis McClendon, Tennessee, and other relatives.

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Funeral Rites Held Tuesday For Itasca Resident

Funeral services for Mrs. Jamina Angeline Grantom, aged 89 years, who died at her home in Itasca Sunday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial was in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry H. Price, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are three sons, T. N. Grantom, Itasca; H. B. Grantom, Wichita Falls, and B. A. Grantom, Hillsboro; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Allsup, Navarro; Mrs. Maggie Allsup, Corsicana, and Mrs. Laura Fudge, Waxahachie; a sister, Mrs. Tennis McClendon, Tennessee, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Johnny Irvin Armstrong
Feb 18, 1949 - Feb 20, 1949

Funeral Services For Infant Held Monday Morning

Funeral services for Johnny Irvin Armstrong, two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Armstrong of Freeport, who died in a Freeport hospital Sunday, were held Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Henry H. Price, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, Bobbie Jean Armstrong, Freeport; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Armstrong, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. M. Sirman, Mexia.

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INFANT SON Harrison
B&D Jun 10, 1949

Rites For Harrison Infant Are Held

Funeral rites for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Harrison of Alice were conducted by McCammon Funeral Home Saturday morning in Oakwood cemetery. The maternal grandparents surviving are Mr. and Mrs. Earl Auld. The paternal grandmother is Mrs. Earle Harrison of Waco.

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Mary Clemie (Waters) Miley
Dec 27, 1903 - Jun 30, 1949

Returns From Dallas Hospital

Mrs. C. L. Miley, who underwent surgery recently at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, has returned to Corsicana and is convelescing at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Conn.

While in Parkland, Mrs. Miley had the services of a “very special” nurse-another daughter, Katherine Conn, a hospital attache.

Mrs. Miley was brought home Thursday in a Corley ambulance. She was admitted to Parkland on April 8.

The family expressed gratification and appreciation for the consideration shown by the many friends, school and church.

Mrs. Miley’s condition has improved considerably.

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Mrs. Miley Dies At Petty’s Chapel Rites Incomplete

Mrs. Clarence Miley, aged 45 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Conn, in the Petty’s Chapel community at 1:15 o’clock Thursday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press hour.

Surviving are her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Katherine Conn, Dallas; Mrs. J. W. Conn, Petty’s Chapel; Mrs. Mrs. Jack Russell and Misses Hiluda and Verile Miley, all of Corsicana; a son Charles Miley, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Della Waters, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Pete Szenasi and Mrs. Louis Szenasi, both of Corsicana, and a brother, Home Waters.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Della Kathryn (Thompson) Waters
Jun 28, 1875 - Jun 16, 1952

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Waters

Funeral services for Mrs. Della T. Waters, 76, who died at the Navarro Clinic Monday night, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, W. H. Waters, Rock Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Pete Szenasy and Mrs. Louis Szenasy, both of Corsicana; four brothers, and two sisters, all of Mississippi.

Pallbearers were S. D. Standard, Reuben Tucker, Willie Rascoe, Robert Joyner, F. H. Robertson and Joe M. Brown.

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George Oswald McGehee
Jun 19, 1882 - May 9, 1949

Geo. O. McGehee Died Monday At Home In Purdon

George O. McGehee, 66, Purdon farmer, died at his home there at noon Monday after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held at the Purdon Baptist church Tuesday, May 10, at 3 p.m. Interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors are his wife, Evie, of Purdon; one son Curtis N. McGehee of Mildred; and one daughter, Mrs. C. G. Strickland, Waco.

McCormick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 9, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Evie (Tickle) McGehee; s/o William B. “Ben” McGehee & Alice America (Heffington) McGehee (Alice is in Old Pursley cemetery)

Lionel Maurice Jagou
Jul 31, 1895 - Jun 11, 1949

Tuesday Rites Scheduled Here For L. M. Jagou

Services for L. M. Jagou, 51, who died Saturday at Drumright, Okla., will be held at Oakwood cemetery at 4 p.m. Tuesday, it was announced Monday.

Jagou, husband of the former Miss Camille Walton, was superintendent of the Tidal Oil and Refining Co. at Drumright. T. J. Walton, father-in-law, left Saturday for Drumright.

Graveside services will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. Members of IOOF Lodge will have charge.

Survivors include the widow and two daughters, Mrs. Ben Nash of Stillwater, Okla., and Miss Ida Gate Jagou, Drumright.

McCammon Funeral Home will have charge.

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Graveside Rites For L. M. Jagou

Final rites were held at the graveside in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon for L. M. Jagou, 51, superintendent of the Tidal Oil and Refining Co., at Drumright, Okla. Jagou died at Drumright Saturday.

Services here were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist Church, with members of the Masonic Lodge in charge. McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Survivors are Mrs. Rosa Jagou, mother, of Lake Charles, La.; his wife, the former Miss Camille Walton; two daughters, Mrs. Ben Nash of Stillwater, Okla., and Miss Ida Gale Jagou, Drumright; a brother, Charles Jagou of Mexico City.

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Many Come Here For Jagou Funeral

Out of town relatives and friends here Tuesday for graveside rites for L. M. Jagou, who died at Drumright, Okla., Saturday, included the following:

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Rippy, L. L. Benthall, G. H. Scott, John Cain, Ben Toomer, Lymon, Lockett, C. E. Slater, all of Drumright; George Kenter, Tulsa; Sam Taylor, Mrs. Ethel Taylor, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Jess Straham, Mrs. Jim Foley, Baytown; Mrs. Emma Cotton, Teague; Charles Jagou, Mexico, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Lanier Walton, Houston.

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Hazel Louise (Benifield) Warner
Jun 8, 1917 - Mar 19, 2017
 
Heaven received a beautiful soul today! Our precious mother, Hazel Warner, 99, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 19th, 2017. She was born in Corbett, Texas on June 8, 1917. Hazel worked as a nurse at Arlington Memorial Hospital, was a member of Eastern Star and an active member of First Baptist Church of Mabank. Hazel was a beautiful, spiritual wife, mom, grandmother, great & great-great grandmother, who touched the lives of everyone she met. She gave every day to her family, her friends and to God. She is survived by her three daughters and their husbands; Louise and Bob Clarkston, Carol English-Rieger, Robbie and Evan Wallace, 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren as well as 20 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents John Robert Benefield and Laura Lee Benefield as well as her husband Gordon “Pete” Warner, four sisters and three brothers. We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all of the wonderful people at the Kemp Care Center and Solaris Hospice Care. The love and dedication they showed during Hazel’s time with them will always be remembered.

Notes:

  • Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home & Memorial Park
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • w/o Gorden Russell “Pete” Warner; d/o John Robert Benifield & Laura Lee (Gresham) Benifield buried in Providence cemetery, Mildred, Tx.

Linda LaMarylis (Burden) Bancroft-Kent
Jun 15, 1950 - Feb 14, 2020
 
Linda Burden Kent passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at her home in Kerens. She was born on June 15, 1950, in Pasadena, Texas, the daughter of AF "Burto" and Margaret Burden. She was a loving wife, sister, sister-in-law, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Linda was proceeded in death by her parents and her husband Bobby Kent. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Debra and Danny Green of Kerens; grandson, Tyler Green, his wife Tori and great grandson Beau of Cleveland, Texas as well as grandsons Lane Green and Hunter Green and fiance Callie Parker of Kerens. She is also survived by step-daughter and son-in-law Laurie and Wade Morgan and grandson Jace Morgan of Conroe; brothers Floyd Burden and wife Sharen of Deer Park, Texas and Larry Burden and wife Kathy of Frisco and numerous nephews and nieces.

Growing up in Pasadena, Linda and her family moved to Kerens in the fall of 1967, graduating from Kerens High School the following year. She enrolled in Navarro Junior College and after a short break graduated from the School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. She began her long career of 32 years at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana where she influenced others with her love and compassion for patients and professional care. After retiring she continued her interest and love of quilting and began to explore and enjoy traveling.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at Pascal Funeral Home in Kerens. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Kerens. Pallbearers are James Burden, John Burden, Matt Burden, Wade Morgan, Mike Jennings and Gary Don Jennings.

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Rolla Dewitt Abernathy
Feb 12, 1894 - Apr 17, 1949

Rolla Abernathy Dies Here; Rites Held On Monday

Rolla D. Abernathy, aged 55 years, paint contractor of Waco, died in the P. and S. Hospital about midnight Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Italy, Ellis county, Abernathy resided in Corsicana until a few years ago, when he moved to Waco.

Surviving are his wife of Waco, mother, Mrs. G. W. Abernathy; a brother, Wade Abernathy; a sister, Mrs. Charles Ward; and two nephews, Billy Joe and Bobbie Burge, all of Corsicana.

Abernathy was a veteran of World War I.

Pallbearers were Marvin Owen, Everet Owen, Joe Haddolk, Arthur Crawford, Elmer Keel and G. W. Huber.

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Debra Lynn "Debbie" (Cross) Sellers-Berryhill
Nov 30, 1956 - May 15, 2017
 
Obituary for Debra Sellers Berryhill
Debra Berryhill of Longview, TX passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born to Leon and Christine (Haywood) Cross on November 30, 1956 in Gilmer, TX. On May 12, 1991, she married the love of her life, Waymonn Berryhill. The two of them continued to live in Longview for the next 26 years while raising their 4 children and having blessed lives.
She is survived by her husband Waymonn Berryhill; her son Tom Sellers and his wife Shelley and their children Gavin and Gwen; her son Derek Sellers and his wife Danielle and their sons Michael and Thomas; her daughter Jennifer Berryhill and her daughter Aurora; her son Wes Berryhill; her father Leon Cross and mother Christine Cross; her brother David Cross; her brother Donnie Cross and his wife Diane; her sister Martha Mitchell and her husband Harley; her brother Darrell Cross and his wife Prissy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Rader Funeral Home in Longview immediately followed by Funeral Services at 12:00 pm.

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Billy Joe Conger
Jul 1, 1935 - Dec 1, 2017
 
Mr. Billy Joe Conger, age 82, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Twilight Nursing Home. He was born on July 1, 1935 in Trinidad, Texas to Weldon and Rosa Lee Conger.

He owned and operated Conger Bait House for many years in Reilly, Texas. He married Sue Fowler on January 1, 1997. They were happily married over twenty years. He attended the Methodist church and later the Trinity Assembly of God church.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Sue Fowler Conger.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas with Rev. James Williams officiating.

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Leonard Earl Griffith
May 10, 1901 - Oct 17, 1954

Leonard Griffith Dies In Houston

Leonard E. Griffith, former Corsicana resident, died in Houston Sunday.

Funeral services are expected to be held sometime Tuesday afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Griffith had resided in Houston for the past 10 years.

Surviving are his wife and several brothers, sisters, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct. 18, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Clara (Payne) Griffith married Nov 27, 1920 s/o Lidge Andrew Griffith and Cordelia “Delia” (Adams) Griffith

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Leonard Griffith Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Leonard Griffith, 53, former Corsicana resident, who died Sunday in Houston were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church, while the Masons had charge of graveside rites and provided pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Ruby Griffith, both of Houston and two brothers, Austin Griffith, Dallas, and Clarence Griffith, Ennis, and other relatives.

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Andrew Clark Davis
May 17, 1885 - Jan 4, 1949

A. C. DAVIS DIES TUESDAY MORNING; RITES WEDNESDAY

A. C. Davis, aged 63 years, Purdon grocer, died at his home Tuesday morning following and extended illness. He was a life-long resident of Purdon.

Funeral services will be held from the Purdon Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. L. Roloff, Baptist minister, of Corpus Christi.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; a son, Lowell Key Davis, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Ford, Dallas; Mrs. Ava Durbin, Houston; Mrs. Carrie Tickle, Purdon, and Mrs. Vera Shell, Blooming Grove; two brothers, P. B. and Wm. H. Davis, both of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Judy Jan Davis, Dallas, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

Pallbearers will be Albert Moseley, Dewey Scruggs, Autry French, Leamon Phillips, Burleigh Butler, and Frank Bouldin.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 4, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Addie Odell (Crawford) Davis married Dec 22, 1912; s/o Andrew Jackson Davis & Isadora Norwood “Dora” (Wilson) Davis buried in Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Tx.

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PURDON MERCHANT FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church in Purdon Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock for A. C. Davis, Purdon grocer, who died at his home in Purdon Tuesday following an extended illness. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here. He was a life-long resident of Purdon.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; a son, Lowell Key Davis, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Ford, Dallas; Mrs. Ava Durbin, Houston; Mrs. Carrie Tickle, Purdon, and Mrs. Vera Shell, Blooming Grove; two brothers, P. B. and Wm. H. Davis, both of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Judy Jan Davis, Dallas, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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William Theodore Benefield
Jan 28, 1917 - Oct 12, 1949

W. T. Benefield Fatally Injured In Louisiana

William Theodore Benefield, aged 32 years, oil field worker of Corsicana, was fatally injured Wednesday in a truck accident eight miles east of Clinton, La.

Benefield’s truck and a light pick-up truck were in a collision according to an Associated Press report quoting Louisiana state police, and the trailer-truck operated by Benefield left the highway, pinning the driver under a wheel, killing him instantly.

E. G. Jackson, 73 of Clinton was hospitalized at Clinton following the accident .

Benefield was born Jan. 28, 1917, at Pursley.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Benefield; a son, James H. French; mother Mrs. Alice Benefield; father W. E. Benefield; grandfather, J. R. Benefield, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Harvey E. Thompson, Jr, Dallas.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of Central Methodist church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 13, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWII U. S. Marine Corps
  • h/o Juanita (Griffin) French-Benefield s/o William Earl Benefield buried in Providence cemetery, Mildred Tx. and Alice (Gullatt) Benefield
  • (His grandfather John Robert Benifield buried in Providence cemetery is listed on monument as Benifield- he is in the WWII book as William T. Benefield also obit)

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W. T. Benefield Funeral Rites Held on Friday

Funeral services for William Theodore Benefield, aged 32 years, oil field worker, who was killed in a truck mishap near Clinton, La., Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Benefield; a son, James H. French; mother Mrs. Alice Benefield; father W. E. Benefield; grandfather, J. R. Benefield, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Harvey E. Thompson, Jr, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wayne Maggard, Billy Watson, Jack Morris, Miller Holloway, Calvin Holloway and Johnny Sirman.

Benefield served with the U. S. Marines for five years and spent 30 months overseas in the Pacific theatre.

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Henry Clay Griffith, Jr.
Sep 3, 1887 - Jan 29, 1949

H. C. GRIFFITH DIES SATURDAY AT P&S HOSPITAL

H. C. Griffith, aged 61 years, 1901 West Park avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Saturday afternoon

Griffith had been in the marble and granite business for 41 years and came to Corsicana 31 years ago from Mexia.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, C. V. Griffith, Dallas, and H. L. Griffith, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. W. B. Roper, Corsicana, and Mrs. Matt Womack, Waco; mother, Mrs. H. C. Griffith, Mexia; a sister, Mrs. Bud Thornton, Corpus Christi.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan. 29, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Flora Ethel (Hall) Griffith s/o Henry Clay Griffith, Sr. and Mary “Mollie” (Fouty) Griffith buried in Mexia City cemetery, Mexia, Tx.

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H. C. Griffith Dies Saturday; Rites Held On Sunday

Funeral services for H. C. Griffith, aged 61 years, 1901 West Park avenue, who died Saturday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Griffith was in the marble and granite business. He was employed in Mexia for a number of years before moving to Corsicana 31 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, C. V. Griffith, Dallas, and H. L. Griffith, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. W. B. Roper, Corsicana, and Mrs. Matt Womack, Waco; mother, Mrs. H. C. Griffith, Mexia; a sister, Mrs. Bud Thornton, Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers were Emmett Hall, John Tipton, Glenn Womack, L. L. Temple, A. B. Garland and Dan Tucker.

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Lidge Andrew Griffith
Jan 2, 1875 - Jan 18, 1949

LIGE A. GRIFFITH DIES AT ENNIS; RITES WEDNESDAY

Lige A. Griffith, aged 74 years, died at his residence in Ennis Tuesday morning at 3:20 o’clock.

Surviving are three sons, Clarence Griffith, Ennis; Leonard Griffith, Houston, and Austin Griffith, Dallas , Dallas; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ellen Brown, Tucumcari, N. M.; a brother, Charles Griffith, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

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

Griffith resided in Corsicana before moving to Ennis.

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LIGE A. GRIFFITH RITES ARE HELD HERE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Lige A. Griffith, 74, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Ennis early Tuesday morning, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Clarence Griffith, Ennis; Leonard Griffith, Houston, and Austin Griffith, Dallas , Dallas; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren ; a brother, Charles Griffith, Corpus Christi; , a sister, Mrs. Ellen Brown, Tucumcari, N. M., and other relatives.

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Cordelia “Delia” (Adams) Griffith
Nov 14, 1876 - Jan 25, 1925

Mrs. L. A. Griffith Died Saturday Night

Mrs. L. A. Griffith, aged 48 years, died Saturday night at 913 South Eighteenth and a half street, and the remains were interred in Oakwood yesterday,, Rev. Mr. Ellis of Rice Officiating.

W. M. Layton, H. Pollock, J. M. Lamb, J. B. Harris, W. C. Goggins and O. A. Mash acted as pallbearers.

The deceased is survived by her husband and three grown sons. There was a good attendance at the funeral and many pretty flowers.

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Clarence Millard Griffith
May 12, 1903 - Dec 31, 1976

Clarence Griffith

ENNIS—Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bunch Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis for Clarence M. Griffith, 73, resident of Ennis, who died at 4:10 a.m. Friday at the Ennis Municipal Hospital. The Rev. Harold Burns of Ennis will officiate, with burial following at the Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

He was born May 12, 1903 in Navarro County, he married Miss Stella Raney of Navarro county, Oct. 16, 1921 and they moved to Ennis in 1945.

She preceded him in death Dec. 3, 1958.

He was a retired car man for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Ennis. He retired in 1961 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ennis.

Survivors include a son, Joel N. Girffith of Ennis; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Beckham of Houston; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother, Willie Austin Griffith of Arlington.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec. 31, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Stella (Raney) Griffith married Oct 16, 1921; s/o Lidge Andrew Griffith & Cordelia “Delia” (Adams) Griffith

Clifford Lee Winsett
May 15, 1910 - Feb. 1, 1949

Clifford Lee Winsett, aged 38 years, proprietor of Lee’s Café, 109 East Third avenue, died at the family residence south of Corsicana near Beaton Lake Tuesday afternoon with a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, will conduct the graveside services and will provide pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Winsett, Corsicana; a daughter, Peggy O’Neal, Rodeo, Calif.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Winsett, Venus; a brother, W. J. Winsett, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Dessie Shaw, Venus; Mrs. Mary Houghton and Mrs. Thelma Munday, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Winsett had resided in Corsicana 22 years.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb. 2, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Katie (Gee) Winsett (mother of Peggy Joyce Winsett) 2nd Agnes (unk) Winsett s/o Abraham Alfred Winsett and Maggie Jane (Pendergrass) Winsett buried in Venus cemetery, Venus, Tx

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Winsett Rites Conducted Here At Corley Chapel

Funeral services for Clifford Lee Winsett, aged 38 years, operator of Lee’s Café, 109 East Third avenue, who died with a heart attack at the family residence Tuesday near Beaton lake, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, was in charge of the graveside services.

Winsett had resided in Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Winsett, Corsicana; a daughter, Peggy O’Neal, Rodeo, Calif.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Winsett, Venus; a brother, W. J. Winsett, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Dessie Shaw, Venus; Mrs. Mary Houghton and Mrs. Thelma Munday, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Odd Fellows were pallbearers.

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INFANT SON Hollingsworth
Nov 24, 1969 - Nov 25, 1969

Hollingsworth Services Held

Graveside rites and burial were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery for the infant son of Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Hollingsworth who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Robert Potts officiated with Corley’s conducting.

Surviving in addition to parents are the paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Hollingsworth of Corsicana; maternal grandmother, Mrs. George Dumbauld of Houston; two great-grandparents, Mrs. O. O. Hollingsworth of Houston and Mrs. Caster of Houston.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 27, 1969
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Dr. William Benton “Bill” Hollingsworth, Dr. & Constance Delaine “Connie” (Dumbauld) Hollingsworth

Dr. John Leedy Hollingsworth, Sr.
Sep 21, 1914 - Mar 31, 1972

J. L. Hollingsworth

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Dr. J. L. Hollingsworth, Sr., a resident and dentist of Corsicana who died Friday morning. Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 31, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Catherine (Slagle) Hollingsworth; s/o Orlando Orville Hollingsworth & Ora Ione (Dorris) Hollingsworth buried in Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Tex.

Minnie Ola (Elliott) Middleton
Jun 21, 1887 - Feb 15, 1970

Mrs. Middleton Rites Tuesday

Mrs. C. A. Middleton, 82, Corsicana resident for 75 years, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Mount Calm, she was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Robert J. Potts, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons , C. E. Middleton, Corsicana, and John Middleton, Athens; one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Landreth, Fort Worth; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. W. C. McKinney, Dallas; and other relatives.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be George Watkins, Leighton Dawson, Roy Bristow, Monroe Hurley, Paul Moore, M. E. Lake, Marvin Tekell, Frank Williams, Guy Love and John Davis.

The family has requested in lieu of floral tributes friends make contributions to charities of their choice or to the First Baptist Church.

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Kosciusko “Kosci” (Snow) Jack
Jul 1, 1867 - Apr 16, 1949

Mrs. W. H. Jack Dies In Dallas; Funeral Monday

Mrs. W. H. Jack, Sr., aged 81 years, long-time Corsicana resident, who has lived in Dallas the past several years, died at noon Saturday.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church.

Surviving are three sons, Wm. Harry Jack, Dallas; C. S. Jack, Kansas City, and J. C. Jack Medford, Ore.; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie S. Dillard, Dallas; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. W. H. Jack Is Buried Here Monday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Jack, aged 81 years, former Corsicana resident, who died in Dallas Saturday, were held from the First Methodist church here Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church. Mrs. Jack was a long-time member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, Wm. Harry Jack, Dallas; C. S. Jack, Kansas City, and J. C. Jack Medford, Ore.; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie S. Dillard, Dallas; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Jack was Miss Kosci Snow prior to her marriage. The daughter of the late Dr. James B. Snow, she was born in Fulton, Mo., July 1, 1867, was married to the late W. H. Jack in Kaufman, Texas, April 3, 1888, and moved to Corsicana in 1908.

After the death of her husband in 1938, Mrs. Jack resided in Dallas with her daughter. She attended the Highland Park Methodist church, but retained her membership in the First Methodist church here where she was active in various church activities.

Pallbearers were Robert L. Dillard, Jack Dillard, William Dillard, W. J. Rochelle, Robert W. Jack and Jack McDaniel.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Annie Belle (Foster) Jack
Jun 21, 1870 - Jan 5, 1955

Rites Thursday For Mrs. Jack

Funeral services for Mrs. S. H. Jack, 84, who died early Wednesday at her home, 402 South Thirty-First street, following an extended illness, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Mrs. Jack was a long-time member.

A native of Texas, Mrs. Jack had resided in Corsicana 48 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Kate Pinchbeck, Corsicana, and Mrs. Donald Marr, Arlington, Va.; a son, E. F. Jack, Dallas; a brother, G. T. Foster, Riverside, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Robinson, Grand Prairie; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Louis Harper, Doyle Davis, O. J. Moore, Jack McDaniel, Albert Galloway and William Galloway.

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Cecil Snow Jack
May 12, 1889 - Nov 19, 1972

C. S. Jack

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Graveside services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Oakwood cemetery for Cecil S. Jack, 84, of Memphis, Tenn., who died Sunday in Memphis, Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate.

He was a native of Kaufman.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jack of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, W. H. Jack of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. M. S. Dillard of Dallas.

Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana was to direct.

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William Davis White
Aug 15, 1891 - Feb 10, 1949

W. D. White Dies Thursday Night; Funeral Friday

W. D. White, aged 53 years, native of Corsicana, died at the family home, 2018 West Fifth avenue Thursday night.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the family home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

White was the son of the late T. Cyrus White, the first white child born in Corsicana.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Idyl White and Mrs. J. E. McClung, both of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sam Spikes, P. P. McKinney, John J. Garner, Robert Bates, Ed Harris, J. Leldon Harris, Gerald McClung and Albert Handley.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Thomas Carter Burton
B&D Jun 21, 1949

Rites Held For Infant Wednesday

Funeral services for Thomas Carter Burton, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Burton, Jr., Corsicana, who died Wednesday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Joe L. Burton, III; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Dixon and Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Burton, Sr., all of Corsicana.

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Eileen (Miller) Schiller
Nov 4, 1864 - Feb 18, 1949

Former Teacher Dies On Friday At San Antonio

Mrs. Eileen Schiller died at her home in San Antonio early Friday morning.

The body will be returned to Corsicana for funeral services, but arrangements were incomplete here Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Schiller was the former Miss Eileen Miller, long-time teacher in the Corsicana schools.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lee Byers, Wortham; a brother, Edgar Miller, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Eileen Schiller Funeral Rites Slated Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Eileen Schiller, who died in San Antonio Friday, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Schiller is the former Miss Eileen Miller, long-time teacher in the Corsicana schools.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lee Byers, Wortham; a brother, Edgar Miller, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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Eileen Schiller Funeral Rites Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Eileen Schiller, former Corsicana teacher, who died in San Antonio Friday were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Schiller was the former Miss Eileen Miller.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lee Byers, Wortham; a brother, Edgar Miller, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. F. Bounds, Buck Murphy, Albert McElween, Kent Moore, Walter Moore and Nell Bounds, all nephews and great-nephews.

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Clarence Andrew Middleton
Sep 20, 1883 - Feb 18, 1949

Clarence Middleton Dies

Prominent Local Oil Man, Church Leader Succumbs

Heart Attack Is Cause Of Death; Rites Saturday

Clarence A. Middleton, 65, long-time church and business leader here, died at the family home, 1452 West Second avenue, Friday morning at 2 o’clock of a heart attack. He had been ill several days, but his condition did not become critical until a few minutes before his death.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church.

Middleton was born near Hillsboro, Sept. 20, 1883, and attended public schools at Providence, Navarro county, and graduated from Mt. Calm High school. He attended Trinity University, Waxahachie; University of Texas and Baylor University during summers while teaching at Purdon, Rice and Mt. Calm. He was superintendent of the Mt. Calm schools.

After teaching 10 years, he came to Corsicana in 1913 and opened the Middleton Insurance Company and was with the Church and Middleton insurance firm from 1918-23, when he entered the oil business, but retaining his insurance connections. He was a partner in the Paul and Middleton Insurance Company at the time of his death.

Middleton was vice president of the Minerva Oil Company, president of the Midco Gasoline Company and manager and partner in the Allied Oil Company.

A prominent Baptist, Middleton was a long-time deacon in the First Baptist church, and was chairman of the finance committee. He formerly was chairman of the board of deacons and was superintendent of the Sunday school for 15 years.

A director of the State National Bank, he was secretary of the Corsicana board of education for 15 years. He was a Mason, Shriner, Knight of Pythias, Praetorian and W. O. W.

Middleton married to Miss Minnie Elliott of Mt. Calm June 5, 1907.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Elliott Middleton, Corsicana, and John Middleton, Athens; a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Landreth, Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. R. L. Patterson, Mrs. Byron Harwell, Mrs. Joe E. Butler, and Mrs. C. R. Lloyd, and two brothers, G. C. Kent and I. T. Kent, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Monroe Hurley, N. Suttle Roberts, C. C. McClung, R. A. Purifoy, Guy Love, F. V. Williams, John C. Calhoun and Tom L. Tyson.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the First Baptist church, members of the Baraca Sunday School class and friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb. 18, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Mt. Calm HS graduate h/o Minnie Ola (Elliott) Middleton married Jun. 5, 1907; s/o Andrew Clarence Middleton & Martha Jane “Mattie” (Ramsey) Middleton-Kent

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C. A. Middleton Funeral Service Held Saturday

Funeral service for Clarence A. Middleton, aged 65 years, who died at his home, 1452 West Second avenue, early Friday with a heart attack, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church.

Middleton was prominent in business, civic and church circles for 30 odd years.

Born near Hillsboro, Middleton graduated from Mt. Calm High school and attended Trinity University, University of Texas and Baylor University during summers while teaching at Purdon, Rice and Mt. Calm. He was superintendent of the Mt. Calm schools.

Moving to Corsicana in 1913 he entered the insurance business and became affiliated with oil concerns in 1923, although retaining his interests in insurance. He was a member of the Paul and Middleton Insurance firm at the time of his death. Middleton was vice president of the Minerva Oil company, president of the Midco Gasoline company and partner and manager of the Allied Oil company. He also was connected with Farmers Fuel company here and the Liquigas company at Waxahachie.

A director of the State National Bank, Middleton was secretary of the board of education here for 15 years. He was a Mason, Shriner, Knights of Pythias, Praetorian and Woodman of the World.

Prominent in church circles, Middleton was chairman of the finance committee of the First Baptist church and formerly was chairman of the deacons and served as Sunday School superintendent for 15 years.

Hastings, Harrison, formerly general secretary of the local YMCA, wired as follows:
“C. A. Middleton was a good and useful citizen and a loyal friend. His work in the YMCA, in the church and in education was of a high character. His soul marches on. Blessings on his memory.”

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Elliott Middleton, Corsicana, and John Middleton, Athens; a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Landreth, Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. R. L. Patterson, Mrs. Byron Harwell, Mrs. Joe E. Butler, and Mrs. C. R. Lloyd, and two brothers, G. C. Kent and I. T. Kent, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Monroe Hurley, N. Suttle Roberts, C. C. McClung, R. A. Purifoy, Guy Love, F. V. Williams, John C. Calhoun and Tom L. Tyson.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the First Baptist church, members of the Baraca Sunday School class and friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Albert Scott Lowry, Sr.
Aug 31, 1910 - Nov 16, 1969

A. Scott Lowry Dies Sunday

A. Scott Lowry, 59, Corsicana accountant, died early Sunday in Memorial hospital after suffering a heart attack a few days before. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Jerad Cartlidge. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; one son, Scott Lowry, Jr., of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Carl Hyd-Knudsen of Wiesbaden, Germany; two grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Joe Sims, Gerald McClung, Lewis Foster, Bob Rutherford, Curtis Patterson, Allen Edens, Jr., Mitchell Boyd, Willard Summerall, Bob Gladney and Leighton Dawson.

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Lowry Services

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home for A. Scott Lowry, 59, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Robert Potts, pastor of First Baptist Church of which he was a member, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

An accountant and tax consultant here for many years, he is survived by his wife; one son, one daughter, two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Frank Pierce McElwrath, Sr.
Jun 27, 1873 - Sep 29, 1949

F. P. McElwrath Funeral Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for Frank P. Elwrath, 70, Combes citrus, vegetable and cotton grower, who died in Harlingen Thursday morning were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

McElwrath, president of the Texas Vegetable Growers association, formerly headed several road contracting firms that constructed much of the highways in this section. He was a prominent Methodist layman and while here served as a steward, trustee, Sunday school superintendent and teacher.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Frank P. McElwrath, Jr., and John McElwrath, both of San Antonio; Redus and David McElwrath, both of Harlingen, and Albert McElwrath, Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Picton, Port Arthur, and several grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Luther A. Johnson, Jr.; Lewis David, Andrew Rogers, William Galloway, Ed Picton, Jr., and Frank P. McElwrath, III.

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John Thompson McElwrath
Sep 12, 1917 - May 13, 1970

McElwrath Rites Slated Friday

Graveside rites will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery for John T. McElwrath, 52, a native of Corsicana who died Wednesday in Houston. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. T. McElwrath, he had recently returned from Saigon, where he was general superintendent of Brown and Root Construction Co. Dr. H. Lively Brown will officiate for the service.

McElwrath is survived by his wife, Mrs. Billie McElwrath, of Houston; four brothers, J. R. of Harlington, B. W. of College Station, F. P. of San Antonio and A. R. of Houston, and one sister, Mrs. E. B. Picton of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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McElwrath Rites

Graveside rites for John T. McElwrath, 62, a native of Corsicana who died Wednesday in Houston, were held Friday at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. McElwrath, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. T. McElwrath, had recently returned from Saigaon, where he was general superintendent for Brown and Root Construction Co. Dr. H. Lively Brown officiated.

Survivors include his wife of Houston, four brothers, and one sister.

Pallbearers include Luther A. Johnson, W. A. Gallaway, Burney Gibson, Mike McElwrath, W. D. Schoolcraft, and R. W. Deal.

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Marianne (Rogers) McElwrath
Dec 23, 1880 - Feb 13, 1953

Mrs. McElwrath Dies In Valley, Services Sunday

Mrs. F. P. McElwrath, former Corsicana resident, died in the Daisy Vinsant Memorial Hospital at San Benito at an early hour Friday. She resided on the McEwrath farm at Combs, Texas.

The widow of the late F. P. McElwrath, pioneer road contractor and church leader here, Mrs. McElwrath was prominent in the First Methodist church and church school circles while residing in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are five sons, Frank and John McElwrath, Brownville; David McElwrath, Harlingen, and Redus McElwrath, Combs; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Picton, Port Arthur; several grandchildren; three brothers, Dr. A. W. Rogers, Corsicana; Dr. H. Thomas Rogers, Grenada, Miss., and Dr. O. B. Rogers, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. J. N. Redus, Tupelo, Miss., and other relatives.

The funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be Luther A. Johnson, Jr., Lewis David, William Galloway, Andrew Rogers, Ed Picton, Jr., Frank McElwrath, III, J. W. McCammon and Leldon Middleton.

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Mrs. McElwrath Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. F. P. McElwrath, former Corsicana resident, who died in the Dolly Vinsant Memorial Hospital, San Benito, Friday morning, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church, in which Mrs. McElwrath was a prominent worker for years. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. McElwrath resided on the McElwrath farm at Combes, Texas. She was the widow of the late F. P. McElwrath, pioneer road contractor and church leader here.

Surviving are five sons, Frank and John McElwrath, Brownville; David McElwrath, Harlingen, and Redus McElwrath, Combs; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Picton, Port Arthur; several grandchildren; three brothers, Dr. A. W. Rogers, Corsicana; Dr. H. Thomas Rogers, Grenada, Miss., and Dr. O. B. Rogers, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. J. N. Redus, Tupelo, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Luther A. Johnson, Jr., Lewis David, William Galloway, Andrew Rogers, Ed Picton, Jr., Frank McElwrath, III, J. W. McCammon and Leldon Middleton.

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Mrs. McElwrath Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. F. P. McElwrath of Combes, Texas who died in the Dolly Vinsant Memorial Hospital at San Benito, Texas, earl Friday were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church of which she was a long-time member and leader. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

She was the widow of the late F. P. McElwrath, long-time prominent road contractor and churchman here.

Surviving are five sons, Frank and John McElwrath, Brownville; David McElwrath, Harlingen, and Redus McElwrath, Combs; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Picton, Port Arthur; several grandchildren; three brothers, Dr. A. W. Rogers, Corsicana; Dr. H. Thomas Rogers, Grenada, Miss., and Dr. O. B. Rogers, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. J. N. Redus, Tupelo, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Luther A. Johnson, Jr., Lewis David, William Galloway, Andrew Rogers, Ed Picton, Jr., Frank McElwrath, III, J. W. McCammon and Leldon Middleton.

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Fred A. Wilson
Apr 15, 1891 - Sep 30, 1949

Fred A. Wilson Rites Slated Here On Sunday

Funeral services for Fred A. Wilson, aged 58 years, 502 ½ North Twenty-Sixth street, who died Friday morning with a heart attack, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, assisted by Wm. C. Acosta, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Wilson returned to Corsicana several months ago from New York City and recently purchased a store on East Seventh avenue. He was reared here.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Lillian Wilson; a brother, Frank Wilson, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be David W. Wilson, Marvin C. Elkins, Jester C. Dillard, Sam E. Ellis, John B. Blair and Louis Hashop.

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Fred A. Wilson Funeral Rites Held On Sunday

Funeral Rites Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Fred A. Wilson, 53, merchant, who died with a heart attack early Friday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Wm. C. Acosta, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Lillian Wilson; a brother, Frank Wilson, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were David W. Wilson, Marvin C. Elkins, Jester C. Dillard, Sam E. Ellis, John B. Blair and Louis Hashop.

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Wellington Vrooman Neal
Oct 25, 1878 - Jan 13, 1949

W. V. NEAL DIES IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; SERVICES FRIDAY

Wellington Vooman Neal, aged 70 years, retired public accountant, died at the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Thursday morning, following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Trinidad Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. D. Whitley.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Neal, Trinidad, and a brother, Ed Neal, Marietta, Okla.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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W. V. NEAL RITES HELD FRIDAY AT TRINIDAD CHURCH

Funeral services for Wellington Voorman Neal, 70, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Trinidad. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. D. Whitley. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Neal, Trinidad, and a brother, Ed Neal, Marietta, Okla.

Neal was a retired public accountant.

Pallbearers were T. S. Daniel, R. K. Hunter, M. Thomas, J. C. McCallum, Jim Hickson and C. M. McGinnis.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Frances K. (Knott) Neal
Oct 31, 1880 - Mar 14, 1960

Hold Services For Mrs. Neal

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances K. Neal, 79, former Corsicana resident, who died in Dallas Monday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Rev. Bill Bailey conducted the services. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, Webster Knott, Levelland; a sister, Mrs. T. J. Spellitz, Dallas; a cousin, Mrs. Olle Nabors, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. A. Trotman, V. H. Tolbert, R. K. Hunter, M. A. Thomas, W. C. Fleming, Sr. and W. W. Hopkins.

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James Wylie Barnes
Apr 15, 1910-Apr 28, 1949

J. W. Barnes Dies Thursday; Rites Here On Saturday

J. W. Barnes, aged 39 years passed away Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at his residence, 2715 Grafton avenue, Dallas, following an extended illness.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Carroll Barnes, Dallas; a brother, Eugene Phifer, Eagle River, Wis.; two sisters, Miss Gloria Phifer, Dallas, and Miss Bettie Joe Phifer, Midland, and a nephew.

Barnes was a member of the Calvary Baptist church of Dallas.

He had been employed by the western Union for 20 years, serving in the Austin office before being transferred to Corsicana as manager where he served two years prior to being transferred to the general manager’s office in Dallas for four years ago.

Services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, will conduct the services. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Morris Guest, E. W. Jackson, R. B. Standard (eq). Paul Howard, Grady Peavy, all of Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct. 29, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Virginia (Carroll) Barnes-Baker buried in Oakwood also s/o Ray L. Barnes and Leonia Iola (Mayne) Barnes-Phifer married Jun. 13, 1909 (Leonia is buried in Holly Springs cemetery, Martin Mills, Texas)

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J. W. Barnes Dies In Dallas; Rites Held On Saturday

Funeral services for J. W. Barnes, aged 39 years, who died at his home in Dallas Thursday afternoon were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Barnes was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dallas.

Employed by the Western Union for 20 years, Barnes was in the Austin office of that corporation for eight years before coming to Corsicana as manager. He was manager here two years before being transferred to the general manager’s office in Dallas four years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Carroll Barnes, Dallas; a brother, Eugene Phifer, Eagle River, Wis.; two sisters, Miss Gloria Phifer, Dallas, and Miss Bettie Joe Phifer, Midland, and a nephew.

Pallbearers were Morris Guest, E. W. Jackson, R. B. Standard, and Paul Howard, all of Dallas, and Grady Peavy, and Coy Preston, both of Ben Wheeler.

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Cynthia Alice Holland
Jan 19, 1869 - Jan 4, 1949

CYNTHIA HOLLAND, RETIRED EMPLOYEE STATE HOME, DIES

Miss Cynthia Holland, long-time employe of the State Home here, died Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. Q. Proctor, pastor of the church.

A native of Tennessee, Miss Holland was employed here more than 40 years, serving as matron, head of the sewing department and dietitian. She retired two years ago and made her home with a niece, Mrs. Clara Buck Hodge, Corsicana.

Miss Holland was a long-time active member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are a brother, J. G. Holland, Cornersville, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Watkins, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Richard Parker, Sterling Hornbeak, Moyne L. Kelly, A. J. Edrington, E. H. Bottoms and Dr. W. K. Logsdon.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 5, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Benjamin Franklin Holland & Nancy Ellen (Tracy) Holland (sister to Annie Elizabeth (Holland) Burns & Florence Virginia (Holland) Buck)

Marion Hodge
Jul 15, 1909 - Feb 20, 1974

M. Hodge

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oakwood cemetery for Marion Hodge, 64, of Galena Park, Tex. who died Wednesday in Galena Park.

Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate,

He was a native of Corsicana and the son of the late Zachary and May Hodge.

Survivors include his widow and two daughters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb. 21, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed h/o Clara (Buck) Hodge, they have matching monuments; s/o Zachary Taylor Hodge, Dr. & Mary Emma (Forsythe) Hodge

Joshua Pinkney Rascoe, Sr.
Nov 14, 1873 - May 20, 1949

J. P. Rascoe, Sr. Dies On Friday; Funeral Sunday

J. P. Rascoe, Sr., age 75 years, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at his home, 415 West Ninth Avenue, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Missionary Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. He was a retired oil field worker.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Joshua P. Rascoe, Jr., and W. T. Rascoe, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. R. N. Wright, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Archie E. Gaddy, Harlingen; a sister, Mrs. R. M. Montgomery, Corsicana; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers will be Harold Blankenship, Vernon Goodwin, James Allen Goodwin, James Robinson, O. D. Montgomery and Emmett Montgomery.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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J. P. Rascoe, Sr. Funeral Rites Held On Sunday

Funerals services for J. P. Rascoe, Sr., aged 75 years, who died at his home here Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Missionary Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A retired oil field worker, he had spent his entire life in Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Joshua P. Rascoe, Jr., and W. T. Rascoe, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. R. N. Wright, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Archie E. Gaddy, Harlingen; a sister, Mrs. R. M. Montgomery, Corsicana; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Harold Blankenship, Vernon Goodwin, James Allen Goodwin, James Robinson, O. D. Montgomery and Emmett Montgomery.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Francis (Kubichek) Novak-Boxley
Jun 18, 1871 - Mar 10, 1949

Mrs. Boxley Of Bryan Interred Here On Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Boxley, aged 77 years, Route 4, Bryan, who died in a Bryan hospital Thursday, were held from the Hillier Funeral Chapel in Bryan Friday morning at 10 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. J. McDaniel, pastor of the College Avenue Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mrs. Boxley resided in Corsicana prior to moving to Bryan 40 years ago.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rowena Van Pelt, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Fannie Kinsey and Mrs. Lucy Hudetta, both of Bryan; two sons, Henry Novak, Odessa, Edward Boxley, Bryan; a brother, Frank Kubichek, Bryan; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed here.

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Theodore Byrne Stanley
Jun 30, 1896 - May 25, 1949

Theodore Stanley Dies Thursday; Funeral Friday

Theodore B. Stanley, aged 52 years, died in the McCloskey Veterans Administration hospital in Temple early Thursday morning.

A native of Navarro county he had resided in Corsicana most of his life and was a World War veteran.

Surviving are two brothers, Frank P. and Lucian Stanley, both of Corsicana; a half-brother, Henry A. Stanley, Ardmore, Okla., and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eustace Gordon, Methodist minister of Mexia. The American Legion and Texas National Guard will conduct military rites at the grave.

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Theodore Stanley Funeral Services Held On Friday

Funeral services for Theodore B. Stanley, aged 52 years, who died in the McCloskey Veterans hospital at an early hour Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Eustace Gordon, Methodist minister of Mexia.

A native of Navarro county, Stanley had resided in Corsicana most of his live. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are two brothers, Frank P. and Lucian Stanley, both of Corsicana; a half-brother, Henry A. Stanley, Ardmore, Okla., and other relatives.

The American Legion and Texas National Guard will be in charge of military rites at the grave.

Pallbearers were C. G. Dickson, Sam Allen, Arthur Beavers, Joe Stein, James Gordon, and John Stubbs.

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Katherine Euphinia (Brown) Stanley
Mar 20, 1921 - May 4, 1953

Mrs. Jack Stanley Dies Suddenly

Mrs. Jack Stanley, 41, the former Miss Katherine Brown of Corsicana, died suddenly Monday at Burbank, Cal., relatives here have learned.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Susanne, and a son, Jack Mace Stanley, all of Burbank, Calif.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Brown, Corsicana; two brothers, John Henry Brown, Hollywood, and W. H. Brown, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Sonny Greenburg, Hollywood; Mrs. Ben Carter, Dallas; Mrs. Joe Pierce, Corsicana, and Mrs. Tommy Childress, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were unknown here early Tuesday afternoon.

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Mrs. Jack Stanley Be Buried Here

The body of Mrs. Jack Stanley, 32, the former Miss Katherine Brown of Corsicana, will arrive in Dallas by plane from Burbank, Calif., Thursday at 6:55 a.m. en route to Corsicana for interment.

Mrs. Stanley died suddenly at Burbank Monday.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Susanne, and a son, Jack Mace Stanley, all of Burbank, Calif.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Brown, Corsicana; two brothers, John Henry Brown, Hollywood, and W. H. Brown, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Sonny Greenburg, Hollywood; Mrs. Ben Carter, Dallas; Mrs. Joe Pierce, Corsicana, and Mrs. Tommy Childress, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon.

Corley will direct.

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Friday Services For Mrs. Stanley

Funeral services for Mrs. Jack Stanley, 32, who died suddenly Monday at Burbank, Calif., will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Central Methodist church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The body arrived by plane in Dallas early Thursday morning, and the family reached Corsicana by automobile Thursday noon.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Susanne, and a son, Jack Mace Stanley, all of Burbank, Calif.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Brown, Corsicana; two brothers, John Henry Brown, Hollywood, and W. H. Brown, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Sonny Greenburg, Hollywood; Mrs. Ben Carter, Dallas; Mrs. Joe Pierce, Corsicana, and Mrs. Tommy Childress, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Herbert Stanley, Albert Bailey Carter, Joe E. Pierce, Raymond Tuel, Jr., Leejun Lanford and A. B. Carter.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. Jack Stanley Funeral Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Jack Stanley, 32, who died Monday, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Central Methodist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Susanne, and a son, Jack Mace Stanley, all of Burbank, Calif.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Brown, Corsicana; two brothers, John Henry Brown, Hollywood, and W. H. Brown, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Sonny Greenburg, Hollywood; Mrs. Ben Carter, Dallas; Mrs. Joe Pierce, Corsicana, and Mrs. Tommy Childress, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Herbert Stanley, Albert Bailey Carter, Joe E. Pierce, Raymond Tuel, Jr., Leejun Lanford and A. B. Carter.

Corley directed.

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Katy Stanley
Jun 13, 1950 - Oct 4, 1950

Infant’s Rites Held Wednesday

Katie Stanley, three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stanley of Richland, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at an early hour Wednesday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Henry, Jr., and Richard Stanley; a sister, Linda Stanley, all of Richland; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stanley, Richland, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Logings, Gainesville, Ga.

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William Oscar McDonald
Feb 8, 1881 - Dec 13, 1920

W. O. McDonald Killed.

W. O. McDonald, a highly esteemed citizen of the Stancell community, was found dead in his corn field about 9 o’clock Monday morning. Upon examination it was found that his neck was broken. No one witnessed the death, but it is the opinion of those who went to the scene that he either fell from his wagon or was kicked by one of his mules, knocking him against the wagon, with the above mentioned result. The body was held till Wednesday afternoon, awaiting the arrival of relatives, when it was laid to rest in Dover cemetery.

Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife and two small sons, together with a large number of friends who sincerely regret his death.

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