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David Andrus
Oct 13, 1949 - Feb 14, 1950

Infant’s Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for David Andrus, four months-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Andrus, 803 West Seventh avenue, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. L. Craig, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Andrus, Dallas, and Mrs. Everett Farmer, Frost.

Pallbearers were Earl Bruner, Clyde Osborne, Orville Moore and Freddie Ward.

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Frances Jane (Mooney) Hart
Apr 1, 1860 - Jul 30, 1950

Monday Rites For Mrs. Frances Hart

Funeral rites were held Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel here for Mrs. Frances Jane Hart, 90, who died at her residence here shortly afternoon Sunday.

Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Hart, a native of Franklin, Texas came to Corsicana from Mertens in 1930, and had resided here since that time.

She is survived by a brother, J. E. Mooney of Hearne; a grandson, Robert Watts of Corsicana; four granddaughters, Mrs. Eddie Barnard of Beaumont, Mrs. O. G. Tippens of Dallas, and Mrs. Mary Weisbrod and Mrs. J. W. Sheffield, both of Corsicana; 11 great-grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

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Cora Wyoma (Overstreet) Bryant
Mar 10, 1893 - Aug 3, 1950

Friday Services For Mrs. Bryant

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock here for Mrs. Cora Wyoma Bryant, 57, who died at her home, 810 South Eighth street Thursday afternoon.

She was a native of Oklahoma.

Rites were held from the Calvary Baptist church, with Rev. Joe Poe conducting. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Charles O. Bryant of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were N. O. Chapman, Brown Spurlock, Bill L. Bradford, Preston Allred, Paul Dillard and Mike Campbell.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Samuel Henry Butler
Jan 24, 1877 - Oct 3, 1950

Sam H. Butler Dies Tuesday At Local Hospital

Sam H. Butler, 73, life-long Navarro county resident, died at the P. and S. Hospital at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday.

He resided at 1500 West Park avenue.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church here, and Rev. E. L. Carlson of Fort Worth.

Born in the western part of Navarro county, Butler resided in the Tupelo and Roane communities before moving to Corsicana 32 years ago. He has been the representative of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company here for 32 years.

Butler was a deacon in the Baptist church and long had been prominent in that denomination. He was also a n Odd Fellow.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. H. L. Roberts; three sons, Curry S., Burleigh L., and Clark E. Butler; a sister, Mrs. J. O. Rogers, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Butler, Billy Butler, Dan Roberts and Bill Roberts, Emory Borden and Bill Miller, all grandsons.

Corley Funeral Home directs.

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Sam H. Butler Funeral Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Sam H. Butler, 73, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. E. L. Carlson of Fort Worth. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of West Navarro county, Butler resided in the Tupelo and Roane communities prior to moving to Corsicana 32 years ago. He resided at 1500 West Park avenue. Butler had represented the Kansas City Life Insurance Company here 31 years.

A life-long Baptist, he was a deacon and Odd Fellow.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. H. L. Roberts; three sons, Curry S., Burleigh L., and Clark E. Butler; a sister, Mrs. J. O. Rogers, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bobby Butler, Billy Butler, Dan Roberts and Bill Roberts, Emory Borden and Bill Miller, all grandsons.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Greenland Franklin “Frank” Gay
Jan 16, 1897 - Aug 19, 1950

G. F. Gay Meets Accidental Death

G. F. Gay, employee of the Corsicana schools, was fatally injured about 2:30 p.m. Saturday when he fell from a window of the cafeteria at Sam Houston school here.

Gay was dead on arrival at the Navarro Clinic here.

Funeral details were unavailable at press time.

McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 19, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • s/o Green Franklin Gay and Leita May (Rogers) Gay-Scoggins (Leita May (Rogers) Gay -Scoggins is buried at White Church Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Green Franklin Gay is buried with 1st wife Maniley Catherine (French) Gay at Raleigh Cemetery)

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G. F. Gay, 53, School Employe, Buried Sunday

Funeral services for G. F. Gay, 53, who died Saturday while at work in the Sam Houston School Cafeteria, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge of Waco, former pastor of the First Baptist church here of which Gay was a long-time member.

Gay’s body was discovered on the floor of the cafeteria shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday by Miss Irene Prine, principal of the school. She summoned aid and he was rushed to the Navarro Clinic where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

It was believed that Gay fell from a scaffold. He was reported painting a skylight in the cafeteria. Gay apparently fell before noon as members of the family said he did not come home for lunch.

Native of Navarro county, he resided at Barry and Roane before moving to Corsicana a number of years ago. He resided at 1213 West Fourteenth avenue, and had been connected with the local school system for several years. At the time of his death, he was building custodian for the Sam Houston school.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Neal Gay, Texas City; four daughters, Mrs. Martin Thurston, Corsicana; Mrs. R. L. Grubb, Mrs. Paul Hertenstein, and Mrs. Claron Madsen, all of Mildred; several grandchildren, two brothers, J. E. Gay, and Jess Scoggins and a sister, Mrs. Jake Jones, all of Barry, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. H. Fluker, Vernon Frazier, U. R. Holley, Aubrey Mason, John Travis and Adolph Leverman.

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Mary O’Rena (Gay) Jones
Oct 22, 1878 - Jun 3, 1961

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary O’Rena (Jake) Jones, 82, life-long resident, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Henderson Saturday, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Don Holt, pastor of the Barry Methodist church, of which she was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Henderson, Barry; Mrs. Irene Powell, Dallas; Mrs. Lillian Myrtle Collier, Navarro, and Mrs. Louise Weems, Fairborn, Ohio; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a brother, Ed Gay, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marshall Massengale, Lowell Reed, Lloyd Simpson, Jim Parks, George Mitchell and William Henderson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun. 6, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Green Franklin Gay & Maniley Catherine (French) Gay buried in Raleigh cemetery, step-mother, Leita May (Rogers) Gay -Scoggins is buried at White Church Cemetery, Blooming Grove

Calvin Douglas Gaston
Sep 6, 1950 - Oct 14, 1950

Rites For Child Are Held Sunday

Calvin Douglas Gaston, five-weeks’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin T. Gaston, 754 Timberton Hill Road, Dallas, died at P. and S. Hospital Saturday night.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

The child became ill while visiting in the home of his grandparent, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Vaughn, Route 4, Corsicana.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, Judie Ann Gaston, Dallas, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn and Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gaston, Emory, Texas.

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Ella Gertrude (Wright) Butler
Mar 5, 1889 - Jan 26, 1961

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Butler

Last rites for Mrs. Roy Butler, 71, are scheduled Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Missouri but resident of Corsicana for a number of years, Mrs. Butler died early Thursday at her home. She was a member of the First Baptist church. Mrs. Butler was born March 5, 1889.

Included among the survivors are her husband, Corsicana; one son, DeRoy Butler, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. J. C. Gaston and Mrs. S. W. Lowry, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Bob Gutschow, Primghar, Iowa; five grandchildren; two brothers, Obear Wright, Pontiac, Mich., and Woody Wright, Campbell, Mo.; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Gilbert Grantham, Roark Montgomery, R. W. Fowler, Thomas George III, Dr. John Griffin, Curtis D. Owen, JR., J. C. Payne and G. C. Hutson.

Griffin directs.

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Mrs. Roy Butler Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Roy Butler, 71, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Butler, a native of Missouri, was a Corsicana resident a number of years. She died early Thursday at her home. She was a member of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; one son, DeRoy Butler, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. J. C. Gaston and Mrs. S. W. Lowry, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Bob Gutschow, Primghar, Iowa; five grandchildren; two brothers, Obear Wright, Pontiac, Mich., and Woody Wright, Campbell, Mo.; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Gilbert Grantham, Roark Montgomery, R. W. Fowler, Thomas George III, Dr. John Griffin, Curtis D. Owen, JR., J. C. Payne and G. C. Hutson.

Griffin directed.

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Annie Mae (Douglas) Decherd-Wilson
Oct 13, 1877 - Dec 21, 1950

Mrs. W. M. Wilson Dies Thursday; Rites Saturday

Mrs. Annie May Wilson, 73, life-long resident of Corsicana, died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night following an extended illness. She was the widow of the late W. M. Wilson, pioneer business leader of the community.

Surviving are a son, Rev. Douglas Decherd, missionary at Tripoli, Lebanon; four grandchildren, four sisters, Miss Emma Jean Douglas and Mrs. Marcia Brown, both of Dallas; Mrs. T. N. Jackson, New London, and Mrs. R. C. Whiddon, Gainesville; five brothers, Robert Douglas, Corsicana; J. H. Douglas, Jr., and Allen Douglas, both of Dallas; Roy Douglas, Conroe, and Horace Douglas, Baltimore, Md., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Allyn Douglas, Horace Douglas, Bobby Douglas, Jack Douglas, Roy Douglas, Bill Douglas, Judge R. W. Williford, Fairfield; Dick Chitwood, Ennis; Lloyd Chambliss and J. R. Mathison.

McCammon directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 22, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Peter Spyker Decherd married Oct. 20, 1898 2nd husband William Moffett Wilson married Sep 2, 1912; d/o James Henry Douglas & Fannie M. (McAfee) Douglas

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Funeral Rites Held Saturday For Mrs. Wilson

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie May Wilson, 73, lifelong Corsicana resident, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night, were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Rev. Douglas Decherd, missionary at Tripoli, Lebanon; four grandchildren, four sisters, Miss Emma Jean Douglas and Mrs. Marcia Brown, both of Dallas; Mrs. T. N. Jackson, New London, and Mrs. R. C. Whiddon, Gainesville; five brothers, Robert Douglas, Corsicana; J. H. Douglas, Jr., and Allen Douglas, both of Dallas; Roy Douglas, Conroe, and Horace Douglas, Baltimore, Md., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Allyn Douglas, Horace Douglas, Bobby Douglas, Jack Douglas, Roy Douglas, Bill Douglas, Judge R. W. Williford, Fairfield; Dick Chitwood, Ennis; Lloyd Chambliss and J. R. Mathison.

McCammon directed.

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Nora Lee (Nelson) Nelson
Jul 20, 1881 - Aug 9, 1950

Monday Rites For Mrs. Nelson

Final rites were held Monday morning for Mrs. Nora Lee Nelson, 69, Corsicana, Route t, who died at her home Friday night.

Services were held from the McCammon Chapel, with Rev. W. H. Brinkley of the Providence Baptist church officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, W. C. Nelson, Corsicana, Leo Nelson, of Centerville, and W. R. Nelson, Alaska; a sister, Mrs. Annie O’Conner of Kerens and other relatives.

Pallbearers were john Bamburg, J. L. Perkins, H. H. Aston, Mike Campbell, Gene Massey and W. P. McCammon.

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Mrs. W. C. Nelson Dies Friday

Mrs. W. C. Nelson, 69, of Corsicana, Route 5 died at her residence Friday night.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Survivors are three sons, W. C. Nelson of Corsicana, Leo Nelson of Centerville, and W. R. Nelson, Alaska; a sister, Mrs. Annie O’Conner, Kerens, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will be in charge.

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Jasper Owen Cheney
Sep 24, 1871 - Mar 22, 1950

J. O. Cheney Dies Early Wednesday; Rites Thursday

Jasper Owen Cheney, pioneer resident of Navarro county, died in the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning following a stroke Tuesday at his home in Navarro.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

A native of Georgia, Cheney resided at Cheneyboro and Navarro for the past 60 years.

Surviving are his wife of Navarro; a number of nieces and nephews, among them Miss Dorothy Sweatmon and Preston Welch both of Corsicana.

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J. O. Cheney Rites Are Held Here Thursday

Funeral services for Jasper Owen Cheney, resident of Navarro county 60 years, who died in the P. & S. Hospital early Wednesday, were held Thursday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

A native of Georgia, Cheney resided in Cheneyboro for many years before moving to Navarro.

Cheney suffered a stroke at his home Tuesday.

Surviving are his wife of Navarro, and a number of nieces and nephews, including Miss Dorothy Sweatmon and City Secretary J. P. Welch, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hugh B. Fouty, Malcolm Smith, R. M. Jennings, G. C. Goodin, Scott Harvard, Orvil Capehart, Jesse Lassiter and Howard Collier.

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George Reuben Bennett
Aug 20, 1891 - Jun 10, 1950

Reuben Bennett Dies With Heart Attack Saturday

George Reuben Bennett, 58, retired mechanic, died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday at 7:30 p.m. following a heart attack. He was taken to the clinic at noon Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, Methodist minister of Wortham.

Born August 20, 1891 at Emhouse, Bennett was an auto mechanic in Corsicana for many years prior to his retirement a few years ago. He had operated his stock farm in North Corsicana for several years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Bearl Bennett, Midlothian; a brother, Don A. Bennett, Longview; two sisters, Mrs. I. C. Patton, Midlothian, and Mrs. Morty Cohn, New York City; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Frank Formby, Howard Drain, Doyle Collins, Albert Tinkle, Artis Drain, Amos Choate, George Wilson and James Craig.

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Ann Nina (Barlow) Bennett
Oct 16, 1932 - Jan 17, 1952

Mrs. Ann Bennett Rites Saturday

Mrs. Ann Barlow Bennett, 19, died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Griffin Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Gene McCann, pastor of the Community Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Joe N. Bennett; an infant daughter, Cathy Ann; parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Barlow, all of Corsicana; four brothers, Johnny and Charlie Barlow, both of Corsicana; Jimmy Barlow, Sherman, and Leslie W. Barlow, Fort Hood, and a sister, Miss Georgie Mae Barlow, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be James Robinson, Robert Robinson, Barney Barlow, Lawrence Barlow and Lawrence Howard Marr.

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Bennett

Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Barlow Bennett, 19, were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Gene McCann, pastor of the Community Missionary Baptist church.

Mrs. Bennett died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning.

Surviving are her husband, Joe N. Bennett; an infant daughter, Cathy Ann; parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Barlow, all of Corsicana; four brothers, Johnny and Charlie Barlow, both of Corsicana; Jimmy Barlow, Sherman, and Leslie W. Barlow, Fort Hood, and a sister, Miss Georgie Mae Barlow, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were James Robinson, Robert Robinson, Barney Barlow, Lawrence Barlow and Lawrence Howard Marr.

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Daniel Alexandria Bennett
Jan 2, 1894 - Jul 23, 1955

Dan A. Bennett, 61, native of Emhouse, died in the Veterans Administration Hospital in McKinney early Thursday morning following a several weeks’ illness. The family requests donations to the cancer fund in lieu of flowers.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gene Brannon, associate pastor of the First Methodist church.

Bennett resided in Longview prior to moving to Corsicana five years ago. He operated the Humble service station at the intersection of South Fourteenth street and West Seventh avenue. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Corinne Bennett, 1710 Elmwood, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Pearl Bennett, Midlothian; two sisters, Mrs. Clifford Patton, Midlothian, and Mrs. Morty S. Cohn, New York City; and a nephew, Harold Bennett Patton, Midlothian.

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Friday Services For Dan Bennett

Funeral services for Dan A. Bennett, 61, who died in the Veterans Administration in McKinney Thursday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gene Brannon, associate pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Emhouse, Bennett, a World War I veteran, resided in Longview prior to moving to Corsicana five years ago. He operated a service station here.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Corinne Bennett, 1710 Elmwood, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Pearl Bennett, Midlothian; two sisters, Mrs. Clifford Patton, Midlothian, and Mrs. Morty S. Cohn, New York City; and a nephew, Harold Bennett Patton, Midlothian.

Pallbearers were A. D. Locklar, W. M. Hurley, Clyde Harris, Roark Montgomery, Jerry Roe and G. W. Bernard.

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Frank Lemon
Jul 3, 1892 - Jun 12, 1950

Frank Lemon Dies Monday Morning Of Heart Attack

Frank Lemon, aged 58 years, died at his home, 1539 West Third Avenue early Monday morning following a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk.

Lemon was a well-known accountant and had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Gordon Lemon, Corsicana; a brother, E. O. Lemon, Port Arthur, and other relatives. McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Funeral Rites For Frank Lemon Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for Frank Lemon, 58, accountant, who died at the family residence, 1539 West Third avenue early Monday with a heart attack, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Gordon Lemon, Corsicana; a brother, E. O. Lemon, Port Arthur, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elbert Williams, M. C. Caston, W. P. McCammon, Mayor Hubert T. Braselton, Lawrence Fauber, Boyce Martin and Dr. E. H. Newton.

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Charles Thomas “Tom” Barlow
Jul 28, 1893 - May 11, 1958

Tom Barlow Dies Sunday Morning

Tom Barlow, 64, blacksmith, Navarro Drive, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Johnny, Charlie, Jimmy and Leslie Barlow, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Gafford, Fayetteville, N. C.: 11 grandchildren, five brothers, Clarence, Bill and Leroy Barlow, all of Corsicana; Bob and Dubie Barlow, both of San Benito; five sisters, Mrs. M. E. Sikes, Mrs. Nettie Robinson, Mrs. Price Pate, Mrs. William Robinson and Mrs. Julie Marr, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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Wednesday Rites For Tom Barlow

Funeral services for Tom Barlow, 64, blacksmith, Navarro Drive, who died in Memorial Hospital Sunday will be held from the Northside Baptist church Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor, assisted by Rev. Alex S. Cox, pastor of the First Christion church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Johnny, Charlie, Jimmy and Leslie Barlow, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Gafford, Fayetteville, N. C.: 11 grandchildren, five brothers, Clarence, Bill and Leroy Barlow, all of Corsicana; Bob and Dubie Barlow, both of San Benito; five sisters, Mrs. M. E. Sikes, Mrs. Nettie Robinson, Mrs. Price Pate, Mrs. William Robinson and Mrs. Julie Marr, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be James Robinson, James Marr, Barney Barlow, Floyd Barlow, Lawrence Marr and B. C. Barlow.

Griffin will direct.

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Frances Inez (Laudan) Shivers
Apr 1, 1926 - Aug 9, 1956

Mrs. E. B. Shivers Services Sunday

Funeral rites will be held here Sunday for Mrs. Edward B. Shivers, 30, former resident of Corsicana, who was killed in an auto crash near Big Spring Thursday night.

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, with Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducting. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Shivers is survived by her husband of Midland; a son, Stephen, and daughter, Karan, of Midland; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Laudan, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Wayne Norris, Corsicana; four brothers, N. S. Laudan and J. R. Laudan, both of Corsicana, A. M. Laudan, Galveston, and W. W. Laudan, Madrid, Spain.

Pallbearers will be Fred Jones, Bradley Stegall, Andrew Walker, Winston Horn, Cecil Davidson and James Bradley.

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Sunday Services For Mrs. Shivers

Funeral services for Mrs. Edward B. Shivers, 30, fatally injured in an automobile accident Thursday near Big Spring, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p. m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Midland; a son, Stephen, and daughter, Karan, of Midland; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Laudan, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Wayne Norris, Corsicana; four brothers, N. S. Laudan and J. R. Laudan, both of Corsicana, A. M. Laudan, Galveston, and W. W. Laudan, Madrid, Spain, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred Jones, Winston Horn, Cecil Davidson, James Bradley, Elmo Hollingsworth and J. W. Wilson.

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William Oscar Threet
Feb 12, 1876 - Aug 5, 1950

Funeral Services Sunday Afternoon For W. O. Threet

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the McCammon Chapel here for W. O. Threet, 74, who died Saturday morning at his home at Providence.

Rev. W. H. Brinkley at the Providence Baptist church, and Rev. A. J. Ware conducted services. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Garnett Farmer, Eureka, and Mrs. Ruby Bryant, Greggton; 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Doyle Farmer, Eldred Farmer, Glen Atkins, Gerald Bryant, Bonnie Bryane and Martin Dawson.

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Atlas Lowry Bonner
Jul 19, 1880 - Feb 4, 1950

Funeral Service Is Read Monday For A. L. Bonner

A. L. Bonner, 69, retired farmer 515 South Fourteenth street, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, J. R. Bonner, New London, and Jesse Bonner, Winkler; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Williams, Bryson; Mrs. Katie Thomas, Talco, and Mrs. R. W. Walters, Roseville, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. M. P. Williams, Corsicana, and Mrs. Josie Walker, Texas City; a brother, Jesse Bell, Corsicana; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sam Ellis, Murl Anderson, Halley Rash, Alvin Neal, Jack Barker, John Massey.

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Henry Starkey
Nov 23, 1884 - Oct 31, 1950

Henry Starkey Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Henry Starkey, 65, retired contractor, who died Tuesday at Gladewater, with a heart attack, were held here Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Starkey formerly resided in Corsicana before moving to Glade water 11 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Mae Starkey, Gladewater; a son, I. L. Starkey, Eagle Lake; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Wilson and Mrs. Robert L. Childress, both of Corsicana, and a granddaughter.

Starkey was a member of the Christian church.

Pallbearers were Allen Breithaupt, George Harvin, Tom Caton, Carl Sheppard, Arrie E. Foster, Joe Brown, Ed Childress, George Wilson, Melvin Bowman and Bob Phinny.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed. Nov. 1, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ollie Mae (Sprague) Rowden-Starkey married Jul 19, 1903; s/o James Frank Starkey & Mary Elizabeth (Barnes) Starkey

Ollie Mae (Sprague) Rowden-Starkey
Feb 8, 1882 - Nov 12, 1953

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Starkey

Mrs. Henry Starkey, long-time Corsicana resident, died at 1012 North Twenty-Third street Thursday afternoon following an extended illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

A native of Bonham, Mrs. Starkey had resided in Corsicana 31 years.

Surviving are a son, I. L. Starkey, Eagle Lake; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Wilson and Mrs. D. Parham, both of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Dianne Wilson, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Armstrong, Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Emma Fields, Sulphur Springs; Mrs. Mrs. Nettie Hamilton, Dallas; Mrs. Hallie Banks, Commerce, and Mrs. Pearl Hart, Daingerfield, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be George Wilson, Dick Dickson, Allen Breithaupt, Alma Breithaupt, J. R. Black, Cathey Wright, Joe Brown and Albert Fullerton.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 13, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband J. J. Rowden married Sep 21, 1899 2nd husband Henry Starkey married Jul 19, 1903; d/o John King Sprague and Frances Emaline (Biggars) Sprague

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Mrs. H. Starkey Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Starkey, who died at 1012 North Twenty-Third street Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Bonham, Mrs. Starkey had resided in Corsicana 31 years.

Surviving are a son, I. L. Starkey, Eagle Lake; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Wilson and Mrs. D. Parham, both of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Dianne Wilson, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Armstrong, Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Emma Fields, Sulphur Springs; Mrs. Mrs. Nettie Hamilton, Dallas; Mrs. Hallie Banks, Commerce, and Mrs. Pearl Hart, Daingerfield, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Wilson, Dick Dickson, Allen Breithaupt, Alma Breithaupt, J. R. Black, Cathey Wright, Joe Brown and Albert Fullerton.

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Andrew Wright
May 5, 1887 - Mar 26, 1950

Andrew Wright Dies In Houston Hospital Sunday

Andrew Wright, 62, employe of the Southern Pacific Lines here, died in the Southern Pacific hospital in Houston Sunday morning following a heart attack several weeks ago.

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

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgia Ellis Wright, Corsicana; two brothers, R. E. Wright, Eunice, N. M., and Jack Wright, McAlester, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Owings, Pine Bluff, Ark., and Mrs. Lucy Streight, Hazen, Ark. .

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be R. A. Boyd, W. E. Johnson, C. K. Peters, Jr., W. A. Chaffee, L. L. Noble and J. R. Culberson.

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Andrew Wright Funeral Rites Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for Andrew Wright, 62, who died in the Southern Pacific Lines hospital Houston, Sunday following a heart attack here several weeks ago were held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgia Ellis Wright, Corsicana; two brothers, R. E. Wright, Eunice, N. M., and Jack Wright, McAlester, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Owings, Pine Bluff, Ark., and Mrs. Lucy Streight, Hazen, Ark., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. A. Boyd, W. E. Johnson, C. K. Peters, Jr., W. A. Chaffee, L. L. Noble and J. R. Culberson.

The American Legion had charge of graveside rites.

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Georgia (Ellis) Wright
Dec 18, 1881 - Mar 29, 1955

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Wright

Mrs. Georgia Ellis Wright, 73, widow of the late Andrew Wright, died at her home on Route 4, Corsicana, near Mildred, Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Wright resident in Corsicana until she moved to Route 4 about a year ago.

Her husband died in March, 1950.

Surviving are two brothers, Sam Ellis, Corsicana, and Elwyn Ellis, Lindale, and a nephew, Atlas Ellis, Corsicana.

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Rites Thursday For Mrs. Wright

Funeral Services for Mrs. Georgia Ellis Wright, 73, widow of the late Andrew Wright, who died at her home, Route 4, Corsicana near Mildred, Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Wright resided in Corsicana until about a year ago when she moved to Route 4.

Surviving are two brothers, Sam Ellis, Corsicana, and Elwyn Ellis, Lindale, and a nephew, Atlas Ellis, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. L. Henderson, L. I. Robinson, Embry Ferguson, Johnny Gill, A. B. Dickey and Vernon R. Thomason.

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Effie Theresa Watts
Aug 10, 1936 - Mar 1, 1950

Effie T. Watts Dies Wednesday

Effie T. Watts, 13, died in Galveston Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Home here at 2 p.m. Friday with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dampier, three brothers, Edgar F. Watts, Walter A. Dampier and Fred Floyd Dampier, all of Galveston, and grandmother, Mrs. Florence Watts, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar. 2, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Edgar Francis Watts & Betty Lou (Keel) Watts-Dampier (Betty is buried in Hayes Grace Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Texas

Thomas Pleasant Shivers
Jan 31, 1880 - Dec 20, 1950

T. P. Shivers Dies Of Hear Attack While At Waco

T. P. Shivers, 70, used car dealer, 1424 West Fifth avenue, died with a heart attack in Waco Wednesday night while waiting in his car for a traffic light to change at Eighteenth street and Franklin avenue. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a Waco hospital.

Attendants at a nearby filling station reported to Waco police they summoned an ambulance after approaching the stalled automobile and finding Shivers slumped over the steering wheel. He failed to respond when they called him.

Waco police notified the Corsicana police of finding Shivers’ body and $2,500 cash in his pockets.

A retired farmer, he had been in the used car business for the past several years.

Native of Jackson, Miss., he was reared at Black Hills and had resided in Navarro county and Corsicana most of his life except for seven years spent at Kemp.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Friday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, W. D. Shivers, Corsicana; Howard Shivers, Longview and Thomas Edward Shivers, Bay City; a daughter, Mrs. David Megarity, Corsicana; five grandchildren, two brothers, Rev. Lawrence W. Shivers, Lewisville, and Mack Shivers, Kemp, and a sister, Mrs. Colen Nolen, Broken Bow, Okla.

Corley will direct.

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Funeral Rites For T. P. Shivers Held On Friday

Funeral services for T. P. Shivers, 70, who died of a heart attack in Waco Wednesday night, were held from the First Baptist church Friday at 2:30 a.m.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the church.

A native of Jackson, Miss., Shivers came to Navarro county as a youngster and was reared in the Black Hills community. He retired as a farmer several years ago and had been a used car dealer for some time.

Shivers had stopped his automobile at a traffic signal in the business district of Waco when he suffered the attack. Attendants at a filling station summoned an ambulance and he was pronounced dead upon arrival at a Waco hospital.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, W. D. Shivers, Corsicana; Howard Shivers, Longview and Thomas Edward Shivers, Bay City; a daughter, Mrs. David Megarity, Corsicana; five grandchildren, two brothers, Rev. Lawrence W. Shivers, Lewisville, and Mack Shivers, Kemp, and a sister, Mrs. Colen Nolen, Broken Bow, Okla.

Pallbearers were Louis J. Territo, Fred Rawlinson, A. G. Smith, F. A. Williams, E. C. Sears, P. Travis Fullwood, R. E. Conant and W. E. McKinney.

Corley directed.

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America Jane (Franks) Shivers
Jan 10, 1886 - Jan 08, 1963

Mrs. Shivers Dies Wednesday

Mrs. T. P. (America) Shivers, 77, native of Black Hills, 4437 West Park avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor, Mrs. Shivers was a long-time member of this church and spent practically all her life in Corsicana.

Surviving are a son, Thomas E. Shivers, Freeport; four brothers, B. O. Franks, Hutchins; Roy and Martin Franks, both of Wichita Falls, and Ray Franks, Bryan; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Holloway, Corsicana; three daughters-in-law, Mrs. J. H. Shivers, Corsicana; Mrs. W. D. Shivers, Longview, and Mrs. T. E. Shivers, Freeport; a son-in-law, David C. Megarity, Sr., Corsicana; six grandchildren and other relatives.

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Oscar Jackson Ashmore
May 19, 1905 - Nov 14, 1950

O. J. Ashmore Dies Of Heart Tuesday Evening

O. J. Ashmore, 45, life-long resident of Corsicana, died with a heart attack at the family home, 418 South Eighteenth Street, Tuesday night shortly after 8 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Graveside rites will be conducted by Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, of which he was a long-time member.

Ashmore had been engaged in the paint contracting business for years.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther W. Ashmore, Corsicana; two brothers, Albert Ashmore, Corsicana, and Wayne Ashmore, Midland; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Bee and Miss Faye Ashmore, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne McGee, Carlton Harris, W. C. Daniel, John Tipton, Frank Ewing, Rex Bailey and Floyd Chambliss.

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O. J. Ashmore Funeral Rites Held Thursday

Funeral services for O. J. Ashmore, 45, who died of a heart attack Tuesday night, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church, with the graveside rites provided by Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, of which he was a prominent member.

Ashmore was a life-long resident of Corsicana and had been a paint contractor for a number of years.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther W. Ashmore, Corsicana; two brothers, Albert Ashmore, Corsicana, and Wayne Ashmore, Midland; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Bee and Miss Faye Ashmore, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dwayne McGee, Carlton Harris, W. C. Daniel, John Tipton, Frank Ewing, Rex Bailey and Floyd Chambliss.

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Mary Etta (Lamb) Olsen
May 31, 1883 - Sep 26, 1950

Mrs. Mary Olsen Died At P. and S. Hospital Tuesday

Mrs. Mary E. Olsen, 67, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a brief illness. She was the widow of the late C. N. Olsen, at one time secretary of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Harry Sarles, pastor of the City Temple Presbyterian church, Dallas. The Rev. Mr. Sarles is a son-in-law of Mrs. Olsen.

Mrs. Olsen formerly taught in the Corsicana public Schools and for the past 14 years has been a teacher in the State Home school system.

Surviving are a son, Delmore F. Olsen, Barstow, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Sarles, Dallas and Mrs. E. K. Yarbrough, Waco; eight grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Carl Borg, Harold Borg, E. H. Bottoms, Scotty Miller, Curtis Jones, E. E. Collins, T. R. Potts, Paul Miller, John L. Roberts, Pete Goodman, M. E. Dumas, M. S. King, Terry Green, W. D. Hall, David Yates, Mr. Laird, Judge R. R. Owen, Mr. Campbell and J. H. Compton.

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Mrs. Mary Olsen Funeral Rites Held Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Olsen, 67, who died in the P. and S. Hospital late Tuesday, were held at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, assisted by Mrs. Olsen’s son-in-law, the Rev. Harry Sarles, pastor of the Cliff Temple Presbyterian church in Dallas.

Mrs. Olsen had been a teacher in the State Home school for the past 14 years. She was the widow of the late C. N. Olsen, one-time secretary of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving are a son, Delmore F. Olsen, Barstow, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Sarles, Dallas and Mrs. E. K. Yarbrough, Waco; eight grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carl Borg, Harold Borg, E. H. Bottoms, Scotty Miller, Curtis Jones, E. E. Collins, T. R. Potts, Paul Miller, John L. Roberts, Pete Goodman, M. E. Dumas, M. S. King, Terry Green, W. D. Hall, David Yates, Mr. Laird, Judge R. R. Owen, Mr. Campbell and J. H. Compton.

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Lila Mae (Farmer) Olsen
Jul 13, 1912 - May 28, 1975

Mrs. Olsen

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. H. O. Olsen, 62, resident of Corsicana, who died early Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Howard White, College Hill Church of Christ pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

She was the mother of Mrs. Blair (Betty) Beamon, Jr., resident of Corsicana and employe of the Corsicana Daily Sun.

Survivors include her husband, H. O. Olsen of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Beamon of Corsicana, Mrs. Ben Acock of Corsicana, and Mrs. Bill Ross of Hubbard; three sons, Ole Olsen of Irving, Darrell Olsen of Corsicana, and James Olsen of Corsicana, 13 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Hugh Parrish Jr. of College Station and Mrs. H. V. Andrus of Corsicana; three brothers, James R. Farmer of Corsicana, Earl Farmer of Houston and Newell Farmer of Arlington.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Elvis Lynn Morris
B&D Jan 7, 1950

Rites Saturday For Infant

Funeral services were to be held Saturday afternoon for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Olin Morris of Corsicana who expired at 11 o’clock Saturday morning.

Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery, with Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church here, conducting. Services were to be held from the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors are one brother, Ronnie Blann, Corsicana; three sisters, Katherine, Betty Joyce and Linda Fay Blann, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bell Morris of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tackett of Corsicana.

Griffin Funeral Home was in charge.

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George Lee York, Sr.
Jan 27, 1900 - May 19, 1970

G. L. York, 70, Dies Tuesday

George L. York, 70, retired Corsicana farmer, died Tuesday. He had been a Corsicana resident, 30 years and was a member of the Church of God.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Church of God, 819 S. 15th St., with the Rev. Mildred Eastman officiating, assisted by the Rev. Bill Grimes. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers. Corley Funeral Home will conduct.

He is survived by his wife; seven sons, A. J., Jody, Willis and Bobby York, all of Corsicana; Odel York and Windel York, both of Weatherford; and George York, Jr., Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Shultz, Dallas, and Mrs. Doris Carpenter, Corsicana; 31 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, five brothers and five sisters.

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York Rites

Funeral services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Church of God, 819 S. 15th St., for George L. York, 70, retired farmer who died Tuesday. The Rev. Mildred Eastman officiated, assisted by the Rev. Bill Grimes. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife, seven sons, two daughters, 31 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five brothers and five sisters.

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George Lee York, Sr.
Jan 27, 1900 - May 19, 1970

G. L. York, 70, Dies Tuesday

George L. York, 70, retired Corsicana farmer, died Tuesday. He had been a Corsicana resident 40 years and was a member of the Church of God.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Church of God, 819 S. 15th St., with the Rev. Mildred Eastman officiating, assisted by Rev. Bill Grimes. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers. Corley Funeral Home will conduct.

He is survived by his wife, seven sons, A. J., Jody, Willis and Bobby York, all of Corsicana; Odel York and Windel York, both of Weatherford; and George York, Jr., Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Shultz, Dallas, and Mrs. Doris Carpenter, Corsicana; 31, grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, five brothers and five sisters.

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Daniel Harris “Dan” Bell
Jul 11, 1878 - Sep 6, 1950

Barry Resident Dies Wednesday; Rites Thursday

D. H. Bell, 78, retired farmer, died at his home in Barry early Wednesday

Native of Concord, N. C., Bell came to the Barry community as a young boy.

Funeral services will be held from the Barry church in Barry Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery here. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Prater of Dallas.

Surviving are his wife of Barry; four sons, A. J. and W. L. Bell, both of Barry; E. L. Bell, San Angelo and T. E. Bell, Bakersfield, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Parks, Barry; 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, Cyrus Bell, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Mitchell and Mrs. M. B. Fallon, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be James H. Parks, Jack Bell, Glenn Bell, Cecil Moore, Roy Massengale, and Lowell Reed.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Bobby Wayne Huddleston
B&D Jul 18, 1950

Rites For Infant Slated Tuesday

Bobby Wayne Huddleston, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Huddleston of Poteau, Okla., died at the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services are planned Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corsicana Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bracy I. Breer, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.

The mother is the former Miss Katherine Ratliff of Corsicana.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ratliff of Corsicana, and D. T. Huddleston of Poteau, Okla.

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King Huddleston
Oct 10, 1916 - Sep 4, 1955

King Huddleston Services Monday

King Huddleston, 38, Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, died in the Veterans Administration Hospital at Lisbon Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Emmanuel Baptist church here with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. P. Shaw, Dallas; Rev. Bracy A. Bledsoe, pastor, and Rev. W. M. Lonas, DeKalb.

Huddleston was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; a son, Jerry Wayne Huddleston, and a daughter, Judy Kay Huddleston, both of Dallas; father, J. T. Huddleston, Corsicana; a brother, John A. Huddleston, Oakland, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Douglas Liles, Loyd Averitt, T. C. Baggett, James W. Barnes, Howard Willis, and Paul Ray Baggett.

Griffin directed.

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Freda Jewel (Atkinson) Huddleston-Askins
Dec 3, 1922 - Feb 20, 2013

Freda Jewel Askins

Graveside services for Freda Jewel Askins, 90 of Grand Saline, are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Bro. Tom Pesnell officiating under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline.

Mrs. Askins passed away February 20, 2013 in Grand Saline. She was born December 3, 1922 in Blooming Grove. She lived in Dallas Co. before moving to Grand Saline in 1978 where she was a member of Main Street Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school for over 50 years. She was devoted to her church and loved to travel and was “the best cook”. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, King Huddleston and Dewey Askins; son, Jerry Huddleston; and sister, Mary Atkinson.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Ray and husband Steve of North Richland Hills, Teena Boyles and husband Ronnie of Grand Saline; step-son, Randy Askins and wife Ludi of Dallas; and two step-daughters, Cheryl McMurray of Lubbock, and Dina Bell and husband Ted of Spring; brother, C.R. Atkinson of Old Ocean; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Notes:

  • Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband King Huddleston 2nd husband Dewey Ray Askins d/o Claude Radford Atkinson and Lou Tishie (Chambers) Atkinson

Cherry Dean (Threet) Layfield
Apr 12, 1937 - Apr 21, 2020

 
Cherry Layfield, 83, of Ovilla passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at her residence. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic please check the Corley web site for viewing and service information. Brother Thom "Bubba" Layfield will officiate and Brothers James Ledbetter and Russell Reed will act as co-celebrants.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr. 22, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Joey Ray Layfield (buried at Kerens Cemetery); d/o Loyal Pet Threet & Eula Clementine (Reid) Threet (buried in Pattison Cem)

Richard Arlen Harris
Nov 18, 1935 - Apr 16, 2020

Richard A. Harris, 84 of Kerens passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at his residence from a lengthy illness. He was a mechanic many years for True Value Center. Richard is preceded in death father, Carl Harris, mother, Aline Lindsey, brothers Robert and Jimmy, sisters Betty and Cherry, son Randy Harris.He is survived by his wife, Sue Harris, Children: Becky Gordon, (Duncan OK); Grandchildren: Bekah, Autumn, Angel, Lesa Harris, (Wichita, KS). Grandchildren: April and Adam. Eddie Harris, (Krum, TX) Mandy. Grandchildren: Brent and Katelan. Kelli Hill, (Waxahachie, TX) David. Grandchildren: Justin, Jason, Jaimie, Taylor and Morgan. Paula Southard, (Blooming Grove, TX). Grandchildren: Cody, Lindsey, and Peyton. David Harris, (Royce City, TX) Amy. Grandchildren: DJ, Colton, Jacob, Harley and Ethan. Tara Brumbelow (Frost TX) Casey, Brandon, Cole and Emma, 15 great-grandchildren, Brothers: Mitchel Harris and Peggy, Edmond OK, Sammy Harris and Sherry, Perkins OK, Roger Harris and Carolyn, Mansfield TX, Dixie Harris and Jerri, Edmond OK.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Earl Bush, Jr.
Sep 2, 1922 - Apr 12, 2020
 
Earl Bush, Jr., 97 went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. Earl was born to Earl Bush, Sr. and Mae Bryant Bush on September 2, 1922 in Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School where he played and performed in the Corsicana High School Band. After his high school graduation he went on to North Texas State University in Denton and successfully completed a Bachelors of Art Degree in Accounting in 1948. Earl returned to Corsicana and worked as an accountant at the First National Bank. He married Margaret Wells of Corsicana and celebrated 43 years of marriage. Both adventuresome, they chose to journey to Venezuela, South America so Earl could work as an accountant for Transcaribbean Construction of Tellepsen Corporation.

Later, he had a company owned boats to transport individuals employed on the oil rigs.

He shared many stories with his family about the Panama Canal and the South American Government about famous individuals he had met there and the friendships they had made with Venezuela families.
During WWII Earl was an Army Sargent and served as a NCO Communications Specialist. He served in Normandy and while there he met General George S. Patton. He was a recipient of the Bronze Medal for heroic achievement meritorious service in a combat zone.

Earl became a 32nd Degree Master of Lodge #174 in Corsicana where he kindled many friendships. He was a life long member of the NRA. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Corsicana. He was a gifted pianist. Earl was a passionate rancher and cattleman. He later became the chief executive officer of Bush LTD.

Earl was preceded in death by Margaret Bush, Earl Bush Sr., Mae Bryant Bush, Jimmie Nell Bush Sutton, Dorothy Bush Burleson and Bryant Edward Burleson. Earl is survived by Virginia Ulloa Bush his wife & companion of almost thirty years, Gwynn Sutton, Kim Sutton (Carol), nieces, Cassy Burleson, Karon Sutton and Dana Renschler. He is also survived by many great and great nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank his dedicated caregivers Carol Lunsford Baker, Tanya Lunsford and Frank Brown. Also thanks to Dr. Kent Rogers and Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

A memorial is planned for a later date.

God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put His arms around you and whispered "come to me."
With tearful eyes we watched you as you slowly slipped away.
And though we loved you dearly we couldn't make you stay. Your golden heart stopped beating your tired hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best

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Ralph Francis Zainhofsky
Jan 1, 1942 - Mar 30, 2020

Ralph Francis Zainhofsky, 78, of Corsicana, TX passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at his residence. He was born January 1, 1942 in Rugby, ND the son of Frank and Edna (Rauch) Zainhofsky. He graduated from The Assumption Abbey, Richardton, ND and went on to attend NDSU in Fargo, ND, where he became a loyal fan of the Bison football team. Ralph was united in marriage to Lynn Koldingnes in Crookston, MN on June 29, 1963. They resided in Fargo, ND, where their four daughters were born, until 1974.

In 1974, after several years of being employed by Remington Shavers and then General Foods where he was known as "The Candy Man", he transferred with General Foods to the Minneapolis, MN area. He then accepted a job with the Kmart Corporation in 1980 at their Distribution Center in Shakopee, MN as a Human Resource Manager. In 1991 Ralph was transferred to the Corsicana, TX Distribution Center where he held several managerial positions until his early retirement due to the Corsicana facility closing in 2003.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, a young brother Adrian, a young sister Madeline and his brother Mike (Diane) Zainhofsky, Bismarck, ND. He is survived by his wife Lynn of 56 years; four daughters, Kim Lynnae (Tim) Gallagher, MN, Kari Jean Hubmer, NC, Kris Ann (Scott) Stolski, NC, Kelli Jo (Mike) Sturgeon, MN; three granddaughters, Kristina and Tori Hubmer, NC, and Bridgette Sturgeon, MN; two brothers , Fred (Myrna) Zainhofsky, ND, Jerome (Geri) Zainhofsky, ND and one sister, Cecelia (Jerry) Raaum, MT together with numerous nieces and nephews.

No funeral services are planned at this time due to COVID-19.

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Richard Norman Avery, Father
Jan. 24, 1934 - Apr. 19, 2020

Father Richard Avery, 86, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at his residence.

Due to the pandemic, a private family memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church with Father Edward Monk officiating. Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Fr. Richard Avery, 86, died peacefully on Sunday, April 19, at his home in Corsicana, Texas. He leaves his wife of 66 years, Marjorie Wygant Avery; his son, Bart Avery and his wife, Sandra, of Palmdale, California; a second son, Stephen Avery and his wife, Annie who live in Corsicana; five grandchildren and many friends.

Born in Yuma, Arizona, Fr. Avery grew up along the shores of the Pacific Ocean, north of San Diego. As a boy he spent long, happy days at Laguna Beach collecting soda pop bottles to redeem for a few pennies to spend at the candy store near the family home.

The family later moved to Escondido, California, where Avery graduated from high school in 1951. He attended Palomar College and San Diego State University, where he graduated first in his class. In 1953 he married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie Wygant, and the couple moved to Dallas, Texas. He attended Perkins School of Theology at SMU, where he prepared for a life of Christian ministry. Later the couple moved to Evanston, Illinois where he completed further study at Seabury-Western Episcopal seminary. He was soon ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church and served in parishes in San Diego, the San Fernando Valley, and Orange County. He was instrumental in founding the Anglican Church of the Epiphany in La Mirada, California.

Later years brought the Averys to Corsicana, Texas, where son Steve had moved his family. Fr. Avery joined the staff of St John's Episcopal Church and had served there as long as he was able. The Averys have loved Corsicana, and have felt at home among its many friendly people. Whether it was attending plays at the Warehouse Theater, exploring the historical museum out at Navarro College or just enjoying an ice cream cone on a walk downtown, Corsicana has been a blessed home to Fr. Avery and his wife and family. He loved it here and would want the community to know what a treasure this place is.

Fr. Avery is remembered as one who had a kind word for everyone and a joke for every occasion.

The family will have a private memorial mass on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Father Edward Monk officiating. There will be live streaming of the service at https://youtu.be/2ebelsRmhN4 .

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Glenn Wesly Tally
Aug 2, 1923 - Apr 24, 2020

Graveside services for Glenn W. Tally are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, Texas. Reverend Richard Luna will be officiating under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler. Mr. Tally was born August 2, 1923 in Purdon (Navarro County), Texas to the late Claude and Myrtle Whittenburg Tally. He graduated from Corsicana High School Navarro College and Baylor University. He served in the Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He retired as an accountant with Texas Power and Light and TXU after 35 years of service. He had lived in Tyler since 1972 and was a member of Pollard Memorial United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy McClintock Tally and his brother, Billy Joe Tally. Survivors include niece, Belinda Tally Payne and husband, Billy and their son, Pace all of Corsicana, Texas. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Pollard Memorial United Methodist Church, 3030 Copeland Road, Tyler, Texas 75701. The graveside will be streamed using Facebook Live on the Lloyd James Funeral Home page.

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Sharon Ann (Bates) Nevill
May 19, 1946 - Dec 1, 2020

Sharon Ann Nevill, 64, of Hillsboro died Wednesday, December 2, 2010, in Hillsboro. Sharon was born May 19, 1946 in Odessa, TX daughter of the late Johnie Wesley and Flora Swafford Bates. She grew up in Chatfield and attended Corsicana High School. She graduated from nursing school at Navarro College. On October 10, 1964 she married Clarence Ray Nevill and he preceded her in death on March 14, 2001. She was of the Church of Christ faith. Survivors include her six sons, Thomas Nevill and wife, Ellen, of Mt. Enterprise, Michael Nevill of Athens, AL, Mark Nevill and wife, Theresa, of Ganado, Mickey Nevill and wife, Donn, of Blanchard, OK, Roger Nevill and wife, Corena, of Teague, and Joni Nevill and wife, Sara, of McGregor; two brothers, Don Bates of Prairie Hill and Ricky Bates of Lorena; four sisters, Judy O?Rear of San Angelo, Wanda Holstien of Fairfield, Debbie Williams of Groesbeck, and Denise Black of Fairfield; 26 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

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Patrick Megarity
Dec 27, 1951 - Dec 28, 1998

Marin Independent Journal
Tuesday, January 5, 1999
Section B, page 2

PATRICK MEGARITY
Former Marin resident

Patrick Megarity of Houston, a former 20-year Marin resident, died Dec. 28 at 47.

He was born in Corsicana, Texas, and moved to Marin in 1958.

He attended Redwood High School and graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in geology.

He pursued a career in the Texas oil industry. His work took him to Trinidad, Venezuela, Australia, Malaysia and Europe.

Mr. Megarity is survived by his mother, Mildred, of Ignacio; children, Shannon and Kellan Megarity of Mountain View; sister, Melinda Megarity Murray of Rohnert Park; and brother, Jack Megarity of Columbus, Ohio.

No local services are planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to the UCSF Foundation Liver Center, Gift Administration, 44 Montgomery St., Suite 2200, San Francisco, CA 94104.

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Josephine (Humphreys) Doolen
Feb 2, 1883 - Sep 1, 1956

Monday Services For Mrs. Doolen

Mrs. Josephine Doolen, 73, long-time resident of Navarro, died at Sweeny, Texas, Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Pate, Baptist minister of Sweeny.

Surviving are five sones, Clyde Doolen, Crane; J. R., Fred and W. A. Doolen, all of Sweeny, and J. F. Doolen , Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. L. T. Sawyer, Crane, and Mrs. E. C. Madden, Sweeny; 12 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. E. Hutson, A. D. Smith, E. D. Smith, J. J. Rash, R. B. McDowell and H. B. Fouty.

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James Earl Humphries, Sr.
May 10, 1917 - Mar 13, 1974

J. E. Humphries

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grape Creek Cemetery in Navarro County for James Earl Humphries Sr., 56, who died Wednesday at an Odessa medical center. Rev. T. F. Donald will officiate.

Funeral services were held Saturday at First Assembly of God Church in Kermit. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

He was a native of Angus and had lived in Kermit for the past 30 years. He was a retired roustabout oil field worker.

Survivors include his widow of Kermit; two sons, James Earl Humphries Jr. of Dallas and Jonathan Wayne Humphries of Spartanburg, S.C.; four daughters, Mrs. Juanita Wafford of Spartanburg, Mrs. G. D. Rich of Tripoli, Lybia, North Africa, Mrs. Donnie Hibbard of Dallas, and Mrs. Eddie Arnold of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren; two brothers, J. T. Humphries and E. W. Humphries, both of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Blanton of Houston and Mrs. Effie Williams of Corsicana.

He was married to Ellen Evelyn McCain May 26, 1940.

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Newton Sledge Jackson
Sep 8, 1873 - Jan 20, 1956

N. S. Jackson Of Angus Expires

N. S. Jackson, 82, retired farmer of Angus died at his home Friday night following a several months illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marion Ford, pastor of the First Baptist church in Richland. Burial will be in the Grape Creek cemetery.

A native of South Carolina, Jackson had resided at Angus for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; two brothers, J. L. Jackson, Corsicana, and R. O. Jackson, Augusta, Kan.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Sunday Services For N. S. Jackson

Funeral services for N. S. Jackson, 82, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Grape Creek cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marion Ford, pastor of the First Baptist church at Richland.

Jackson, a retired farmer, died at his home in Angus Friday night following a several months’ illness. He was a native of South Carolina and had made his home at Angus for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; two brothers, J. L. Jackson, Corsicana, and R. O. Jackson, Augusta, Kan.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, Walter Stewart, Roe English, Edgar Eliot, W. O. Caffey and Burt Jones.

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James Alva Scruggs
Nov 29, 1901 - Jan 7, 1959

Kerens Farmer Dies Wednesday

KERENS, Jan. Thurs., Jan. 8 (Spl.) –James Alba Scruggs, 57, farmer died in a Malakoff hospital Wednesday night following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church here with burial in the Grape Creek cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. L. Andrews and Rev. J. Garland McKee, pastor.

The Eureka Masonic Lodge will conduct the graveside rites and provide pallbearers.

A native of Navarro, Scruggs had resided here since 1946. He was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star here.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; three sons, Melvin Scruggs, Houston; Ernest and Tommy Scruggs, both of Kerens; parents, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Scruggs, Navarro; three brothers, H. D. Scruggs, Grayville, Ill.; O. B. Scruggs, Navarro, and W. R. Scruggs, Hagerman, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Anna McKenna, Navarro and Mrs. Winnie Capehart, Eureka, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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James Menifee Scruggs
Aug 3, 1876 - Aug 29, 1961

Final Rites Are Held For Navarro Man

Funeral services for James Menifee Scruggs, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, were held Wednesday (today) at 2 p.m. at McCammon chapel.

Rev. A. L. Andrews, pastor of an Assembly of God church in Dallas, conducted and burial was in the Grape Creek cemetery near Navarro.

Scruggs died at Navarro where he had lived for many years. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Nellie Scruggs, Navarro, three sons, H. D. Scruggs, Crossville, Ill.; O. B. Scruggs, Navarro; and W. R. Scruggs, Hagerman, Idaho; two daughters, Mrs. John McKanna and Mrs. Odis Capehart, both of Navarro; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter Scruggs Brenham; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Horn, Sweeny.

Pallbearers were Henry Hood, Pete Goodin, O. T. Capehart, H. B. Fouty, Howard Collier, Enos Hutson, Vincent Bottoms, and J. C. Howard.

McCammon directed.

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Maggie May (Selvidge) James-Blankenship
May 9, 1884 - Oct. 12, 1950

Mrs. Blankenship Dies On Thursday

Mrs. May Blankenship, 66, died at the family residence , 910 South Eighteenth street Thursday morning.

Surviving are her husband, R. L. Blankenship, Corsicana; a son, Walter A. James, Austin, and a granddaughter, Kathy Sue James, Austin.

The family moved to Corsicana from Dallas in 1937.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon pending the arrival of the son from Austin.

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Mrs. Blankenship Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. May Blankenship, 66, who died at the family residence, 920 South Eighteenth street Thursday, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The family moved to Corsicana in 1937 from Dallas.

Surviving are her husband, R. L. Blankenship, Corsicana; a son, Walter A. James, Austin, and a granddaughter, Kathy Sue James, Austin.

Pallbearers were Bert Herbert, Robert Quinn, Hoyt Blackmon, Lester Blackmon, Hugh Cummins and Joe Pickering.

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Harry Ormsby Blanding, Sr.
Sep 28, 1888 - Dec 26, 1950

Harry O. Blanding Corsicana Native, Dies In Arizona

Harry O. Blanding, 62, architect and oil man, 619 West Second avenue, died in a Mesa, Arizona, hospital Tuesday morning at 3:30 a.m. following a heart attack suffered Monday at Chandler, Ariz.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Dallas Thursday night and the funeral services will be held from the Westminister Presbyterian church Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor. Blanding was a deacon in this congregation.

Mr. and Mrs. Blanding had gone to Chandler three weeks ago for his health. He was stricken Christmas day at a family gathering that included his wife, daughter and sister.

The family is flying to Dallas Tuesday afternoon, his son, Harry Blanding, editor of the Temple Telegram, stated Tuesday morning at Temple.

Blanding was the son of the late Judge and Mrs. J. M. Blanding, Corsicana pioneers, and was educated in the Corsicana public schools, Austin College, Sherman, and the Chicago Art Institute. He was an architect here most of his life and was a member of the firm of Blanding and Horn for years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, the former Miss Anna Gribble of Sherman; a son, a daughter, Mrs. James G. Mason, Chandler, Ariz.; three grandsons, and a sister, Mrs. K. G. Stroud of Italy.

McCammon will direct.

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Harry Blanding Rites Friday At Local Church

Funeral services for Harry O. Blanding, 62, architect, who died in Mesa, Ariz., Tuesday following a heart attack, will be held from the Westminister Presbyterian church Friday 3 p.m.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the church, of which Blanding was a deacon and long-time member.

The son of the late Judge and Mrs. J. M. Blanding, pioneer Corsicana residents, Blanding was educated in the public schools here, Austin College in Sherman, and the Chicago Art Institute. He had been an architect and oil man for years.

Mr. and Mrs. Blanding had gone to Chandler, Ariz., three weeks ago for his health. He was stricken at a Christmas Day family gathering.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Harry Blanding, Jr., Temple editor; a daughter, Mrs. James G. Mason, Chandler, Ariz.,; three grandsons, and a sister, Mrs. K. G. Stroud, Italy, who was in Arizona at the time her brother became ill.

Pallbearers will be Allyn Lang, Dr. R. N. Holloway, Estell Cunningham, Sid Story, Lloyd Kerr, Dave Kelton, Perry McCammon, Will Clarkson, J. N. Garitty, N. C. Goodman and Billy Coulson.

McCammon directs.

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James Francis Blanding
Mar 16, 1916 - Mar 24, 1920

There is deep sympathy for the Blanding family in their sorrow in losing their little son and grandson, James Francis, who passed away this week after days of great suffering. No one is missed from a household like a little child and the constant reminders of them are heart-breaking; bur “of such is the kingdom of heaven” and we are well assured they are safe.

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Agnes (Blanding) Stroud
Dec 27, 1890 - Nov 4, 1975

Mrs. Stroud

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. K. G. Stroud, 84, resident of Italy, who died Tuesday in Temple.

She was a native of Corsicana and had lived in Italy 50 years. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a nephew, Harry O. Blanding, Jr. of Temple; a niece, Mrs. James G. Mason of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna Blanding of Corsicana.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1942.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov. 5, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Kosciuska George “Koze” Stroud married Apr. 21, 1920 buried in Italy Cemetery, Italy, Texas d/o James McFadden “Romey” Blanding and Cora Christian (Palmer) Blanding

Johnny Elizondo
B&D Jun 2, 1950

Infant Funeral Is Held Friday

Funeral services for Johnny Allesandiro, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Allesandiro, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Friday, were held Friday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Luis C. Hernandez, pastor of the Inglesia Presbyteriana.

Surviving are the parents.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Pauline Vinson
Jan 15, 1920 - Oct 15, 1928

IN MEMORY OF LITTLE PAULINE VINSON

The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Vinson, October 15th and took from them their darling daughter. All was done by that loving, faithful mother, father and good friends and neighbors. Oh we can never forget how good they were to us in that dark hour of our troubles. All was done that loving hands and faithful friends could do and especially do we want to thank Dr. Jester for being so nice and kind, but God knew best so he took our dearest little Pauline to fill a vacant place there, so dear father, mother, little brother, don’t week for her for she has gone to a place of rest. Where there will be no heartaches and pains. All you have to do is to live a true Christian life and be prepared to meet her in heaven for she was just a bud plucked out from here to bloom in heaven.

Little Pauline was 8 years old, and was born January 15, 1920 and departed this life, October 15, 1928. She leaves her father and mother and also brother to mourn her departure.

You have lost your darling daughter
She has bid us all adieu
She has gone to live in heaven,
And form is lost to view,
Dearest loved one we must lay thee
In thy peaceful grave’s embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished
Till we see thy heavenly face,
Earth has lost its look of gladness
Heaven seems to us more bright
Since the spirit of our dear darling
Took her happy homeward flight.
And we long to cross that river
There to see and know and love her,
With the Saviour evermore.
Farewell dear darling sweet be thy rest,
Weary with health and suffered pain,
Farewell til in some happy place,
We shall behold thy beautiful face again,
We miss you from our home
We miss you so bad from your place,
A dark shadow over our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine on your face
We miss your kind and willing hands
Your fond and earnest love,
Our home is dark without you, darling,
We miss your sweet face everywhere,
To the dear mother, father, little brother don’t grieve.

A written memory by her grandmother,
Mrs. J. B. Pharris

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James Edward Griggs, Jr.
B&D Oct 15, 1950

Griggs Infant Funeral Today

James Edward Griggs, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Griggs, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Willie Shivers, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Frank Lacik of Dallas.

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Iva Orlean (Curry) Holloway
Aug 15, 1881 - Dec 1, 1970

Mrs. Holloway Dies Tuesday

Mrs. R. L. Holloway, 89, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Pansy, Ark., she had lived in Corsicana for the past 60 years and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Funeral services were to be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Robert J. Potts, officiating and interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Robert A. Holloway of San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. W. B. Smith of Houston and Mrs. W. J. Smith of Little Rock; three sisters, Mrs. George J. Collins of Quanah, Mrs. J. F. Warren of Bellevue and Miss Leatha Curry of Chilicothe; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were W. H. Jeter, W. L. Patton, Charles R. Smith, Bill R. Smith, Paul Miller, J. C. Roe, Clark Butler and Alfred Shelton.

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Holloway Rites

Funeral services for Mrs. R. L. Holloway, 89, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Pansy, Ark., Mrs. Holloway had resided in Corsicana for the past 60 years and was a member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, two daughters, three grandchildren and two sisters.

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Lizzie (Young) Pharris
Mar 11, 1873 - Jun 2, 1950

Mrs. J. B. Pharris Dies Here Early Friday Afternoon

Mrs. J. B. Pharris, 77, resident of Corsicana 35 years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. B. M. Beaver, 1102 East Seventh avenue at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, H. C. Pharris, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Pete Marino, Mrs. Beaver, and Mrs. W. A. Vinson, all of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Mrs. Buster McDonald and Suzanne Beaver, both of Corsicana; a great-granddaughter, two brothers, B. M. Young Penelope, and Will Young, Nashville, Tenn.; and a sister, Miss America Young, Nashville.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Funeral Services Mrs. J. B. Pharris Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. B. Pharris, 77, who died Friday afternoon, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Silas Triplett, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, a son, H. C. Pharris; three daughters, Mrs. Pete Marion, Mrs. B. M Beaver and Mrs. W. A. Vinson; two granddaughters, Mrs. Buster McDonald and Suzanne Beaver, and a great-granddaughter, all of Corsicana; two brothers, W. M. Young, Penelope, and Will Young, Nashville, Tenn., and a sister, Miss America Young, Nashville.

Pallbearers were G. W. Cordell, G. H. Cordell, Buster McDonald, J. R. Mabry, L. J. Reeves and F. E. Grier.

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James Britton Pharris
Feb 2, 1873 - Sep 29, 1957

Retired Grocer Services Monday

J. B. Pharris, 84, retired grocer and farmer, died Sunday morning in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

A native of Gainesboro, Tenn., Pharris came to Corsicana in 1923 from Penelope, Hill county, where he had farmed for a number of years and conducted a grocery store on East First avenue for years before his retirement.

Surviving are a son, H. C. Pharris, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Vinson and Mrs. B. M. Beaver, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, Grover Pharris, Gainesboro, Tenn., and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. P. Staggs L. I. Warren, Robert Nelson, M. C. Dickson, Norman Burger and Derwood Patterson.

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Katie Dean (Pharris) Marino
Nov 27, 1903 - Jan 10, 1954

Monday Services For Mrs. Marino

Mrs. Peter Marino, 51, died in Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning following a several days illness.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; father, J. B. Pharris, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. B. W. Beavers and Mrs. W. A. Vinson, both of Corsicana; a brother, M. C. Pharris, Corsicana, and three nieces.

Pallbearers were Bob Beckham, L. J. Reeves, Ernest Slate, G. L. Dixon, Archie Brigance, Ocie Renfrow.

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Peter “Pete” Marino
1894 - Feb 17, 1956

Peter Marino Is Buried Wednesday

Funeral services for Peter Marino, about 65, found dead Tuesday at his home 1423 North Twenty-fourth street, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

A World War I veteran and a retired farmer, Marino was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had resided in Corsicana 40 years.

Police Chief Pete McCain, Capt. W. A. Massey, Officer Wood and Deputy Sheriff Howe French broke into the house after gas company meter readers had reported seeing Marino lying on a bed in his home. He had been seen since Friday and apparently had been dead since that time.

Walter Hayes, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes following an investigation. Dr. Will Miller, county health officer, said that the body was so badly decomposed, the definite time of death could not be determined. A gas stove was burning in the room.

Marino recently had been hospitalized. He lived alone.

Surviving are two sister-in-laws, Mrs. B. M. Beaver and Mrs. W. A. Vinson, and a brother-in-law, H. C. Pharris, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Tommy Burkhalter, John Chirafis, D. C. Majors, Pete McCain, R. R. Pease and Kenneth Douglas.

Corley directed.

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Ida Bell (Goodwin) Hosch
May 19, 1895 - Jul 11, 1959

Mrs. L. S. Hosch Dies Saturday

Mrs. L. S. Hosch, 65, died at her home in Roane Saturday at 12:30 p.m. following a short illness. The family resided in Corsicana prior to moving to Roane three months ago.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which she was a member, and Rev. Truett L. Kuenstler, pastor of the Roane Baptist church.

A native of Kaufman, Mrs. Hosch resided in Corsicana 21 years.

Surviving are her husband, Lonnie S. Hosch, Roane; two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Warrington and Mrs. J. R. Warrington, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Gatlin, Dallas and four grandchildren.

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Sunday Burial For Mrs. Hosch

Funeral services for Mrs. Lonnie S. Hosch, 65, who died at the family home in Roane Saturday afternoon, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which she was a member, and Rev. Truett L. Kuenstler, pastor of the Roane Baptist church.

A native of Kaufman, Mrs. Hosch resided in Corsicana 21 years prior to the family’s moving to Roane three months ago.

Surviving are her husband, Lonnie S. Hosch, Roane; two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Warrington and Mrs. J. R. Warrington, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Gatlin, Dallas and four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Edwin Goodwin, Allen Goodwin, Eddie Hosch, Billy Holcomb, Douglas Holcomb and David Hall.

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Lonnie Sloan Hosch
May 2, 1892 - Mar 21, 1977

Lonnie Hosch

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lonnie Hosch, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Rice, lived in Corsicana 40 years, was a retired carpenter and a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his widow, of Corsicana, three daughters, all of Corsicana, Mrs. C. J. Warrington, Mrs. J. R. Warrington, and Mrs. J. B. Lancaster; a son, Elbert Neeley of Augusta, Ga., nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Glenn Curry of Roane, Mrs. H. R. Bass of Mesquite, Mrs. Wilson Kent of Kerens, Mrs. Ettie Hobbs of Ennis and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Lonnie Hosch

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Lonnie Hosch, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Pallbearers will be Bronnie McNabb, Herb Schledwitz, Billy Holcomb, Eddie Hosch, Carl Moore, Loyd Kent and Bobby Kent.

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Margaret Ann (Mathis) Hosch-Boon
Oct 18, 1867 - Aug 22, 1952

Mrs. T. J. Boon Expires Friday

Mrs. T. J. Boon, 84, long-time Navarro county resident, died early Friday at her home in the Roane community.

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

She was preceded in death two years ago by her eldest daughter, Mrs. J. E. Holcomb.

Surviving are two sons, G. H. Hosch, Pasadena, and L. S. Hosch, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Glenn Curry, Roane; Mrs. Wilson Kent, Kerens, and Mrs. H. R. Bass, Mesquite; four step-daughters, Mrs. J. N. Hawkins, and Mrs. E. E. Hodge, both of Rice; Mrs. W. L. Swann, Bangs, and Mrs. R. E. Barton, Earth; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a number of step-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Rites Saturday For Mrs. Boon

Funeral services for Mrs. T. J. Boon, 84, long-time Navarro county resident, will be held from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. A. Bohanon and Rev. Mickey Edwards.

Mrs. Boon died at her home in the Roane community early Friday.

She was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Mrs. J. E. Holcomb, two years ago.

Surviving are two sons, G. H. Hosch, Pasadena, and L. S. Hosch, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Glenn Curry, Roane; Mrs. Wilson Kent, Kerens, and Mrs. H. R. Bass, Mesquite; four step-daughters, Mrs. J. N. Hawkins, and Mrs. E. E. Hodge, both of Rice; Mrs. W. L. Swann, Bangs, and Mrs. R. E. Barton, Earth; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a number of step-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 23, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Edward “Ed” Hosch married Nov 5, 1885; 2nd husband Thomas Jefferson Boon married Dec. 27, 1894 Navarro Co. Tx. ,

Ethel (Hosch) Holcomb
Sep 4, 1886 - Sep 14, 1950

Funeral Services Planned Friday For Mrs. Holcomb

Mrs. Elbert Holcomb, a resident of Roane for many years, died at her home Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home, with burial at Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Jackson of the Roane Baptist church will officiate.

Mrs. Holcomb is survived by her husband, J. E. Holcomb of Roane; two sons, Douglas of Dallas; and Billy of Roane; two daughters, Mrs. J. F. Hamilton of Eureka; and Hazel Holcomb of Roane; two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. T. J. Boon, Roane; two brothers, L. S. Hosch of Corsicana; and G. H. Hosch of Pasadena, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. H. R. Bass, Mesquite; Mrs. G. W. Kent, Kerens; Mrs. Glen Curry, Roane; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers at the funeral will be C. L. Tillman, Jr., Chestine Frazier, Snead Hamilton, Egbert Sheets, Allan Bryant and W. H. Wooley.

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Friday Rites For Roane Resident

Funeral rites were held Friday afternoon for Mrs. Elbert Holcomb, long-time resident of Roane who died at her home Thursday morning.

Rites were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel, with interment in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. Jackson of the Roane Baptist church officiated.

Survivors are the husband, J. E. Holcomb of Roane; two sons, Douglas of Dallas; and Billy of Roane; two daughters, Mrs. J. F. Hamilton of Eureka; and Hazel Holcomb of Roane; two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. T. J. Boon, Roane; two brothers, L. S. Hosch of Corsicana; and G. H. Hosch of Pasadena, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. H. R. Bass, Mesquite; Mrs. G. W. Kent, Kerens; Mrs. Glen Curry, Roane; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were C. L. Tillman, Jr., Chestine Frazier, Snead Hamilton, Egbert Sheets, Allan Bryant and W. H. Wooley.

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James Elbert Holcomb
Nov 20, 1880 - Nov 28, 1964

J. E. Holcomb Dies Saturday

J. E. Holcomb, 84, retired ginner, native of Arkansas, died in Memorial hospital, early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Don Vandiver, first reader for the Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas.

Holcomb made his home with a son, Billy Holcomb, 734 West Third avenue.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pete Hamilton, Eureka, and Miss Hazel Holcomb, Boston, Mass.; two sons, Billy Holcomb, Corsicana, and Douglas Holcomb, Dallas; three grandchildren, Liston Herod, Jr., Corsicana; Reta and Lonnie D. Holcomb, Jr., both of Dallas, and a great-grandchild and other relatives.

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Hold Services J. E. Holcomb

Funeral services for J. E. Holcomb, 84, who died in Memorial hospital Saturday, were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Don Vandiver, first reader for the Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Dallas.

Holcomb was born November 20, 1880, in Arkansas. He made his home with a son, Billy Holcomb, 734 West Third avenue.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pete Hamilton, Eureka, and Miss Hazel Holcomb, Boston, Mass.; two sons, Billy Holcomb, Corsicana, and Douglas Holcomb, Dallas; three grandchildren, Liston Herod, Jr., Corsicana; Reta and Lonnie D. Holcomb, Jr., both of Dallas, and a great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. C. Frazier, E. A. Mueller, Allan Bryant, J. T. Holcomb, Odus Holcomb and Morris Bodily.

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Hazel Holcomb, Miss
Nov 9, 1905 - Dec 20, 1969

Miss Holcomb Is Found Dead In Eureka Home

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for miss Hazel Holcomb, 61, found dead Sunday of a gunshot wound at the Eureka home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hamilton with whom she had made her home for the past several months. Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton ruled death due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. An over-and-under shotgun-rifle was found by the body.

The Hamiltons were reported by sheriff’s deputies to have been away from home until late Saturday and didn’t check on Miss Holcomb until she failed to come to breakfast Sunday.

A native of Rice, she was an accountant and had resided in Boston, Mass, for seven years before returning recently to make her home with the Hamiltons.

A member of the Christian Science Church, her funeral rites were conducted by George C. Lentz, reder of that denomination. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are her sister, Mrs. J. F. Hamilton, Eureka; two brothers, Billy Holcomb, Corsicana, and Douglas Holcomb, Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Irwin McGraw, Liston Herod, Jr., Lloyd Hamilton, Allan Bryant, M. H. Sheets and Jim Parker.

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Lillian Mabel (Butler) Banister
Apr 18, 1875 - Nov 17, 1950

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Banister

Mrs. C. T. Banister, life-long Corsicana resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Saturday 2 p.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Mrs. Banister had been in ill health for some time.

Surviving are a son, Charles T. Banister, Navarro county attorney, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elmer Butler, Eric Ivey, Vernon Ivey, Ford Ivey, W. P. Murchison and Seton T. Holsey.

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Emma (Miller) Roberts
Mar 13, 1881 - May 3, 1950

Mrs. C. C. Roberts Will Be Buried Thursday at 3:00

Mrs. C. C. Roberts, 59, long-time Corsicana resident, died in a Dallas hospital early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church of which she was an active member. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Hal F. Buckner, head of Buckner Orphans Home, Dallas, assisted by Rev. R. Alton Reed, Dallas, interim pastor of the local church.

A native Texan, Mrs. Roberts came to Corsicana in 1919 from Paris.

Mrs. Roberts was actively interested in Bucknor Home in addition to her local church work. Her husband has long been a trustee of the Home in Dallas, a Baptist institution.

The body will lie in state in the church from 2:30 p.m. Thursday until the funeral hour.

Surviving are a son, Harral Roberts, Corpus Christi; three daughters, Mrs. Lytle Powell; Norman, Okla.; Mrs. Doyle T. Davis, Yokohama, Japan, and Mrs. R. E. Ruble, McCamey, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. H. Allen, Roy Bristow, Bob Ruble, L. L. James, Elwyn Roberts and Herman L. Roberts.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. C. C. Roberts Funeral Rites Held Thursday

Funeral rites for Mrs. C. C. Roberts, 69, prominent Baptist and native Texan, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery,

The services were conducted by Dr. Hal F. Buckner, president of the Buckner’s Orphans Home, Dallas, and Rev. R. Alton Red, Dallas, interim pastor of the church.

Mrs. Roberts died early Wednesday in a Dallas hospital following an extended illness.

The family resided at Paris prior to moving to Corsicana in 1919.

The body lay in state at the church prior to the rites.

Surviving are her husband, C. C. Roberts of Corsicana, manager of the Southern Cotton Oil Company and trustee of Buckners Home; a son, Harral Roberts, Corpus Christi; three daughters, Mrs. Lytle Powell, Norman, Okla.; Mrs. Doyle T. Davis, Yokahoma, Japan, and Mrs. R. E. Rubie, McCamey, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. H. Allen, Roy Bristow, Bob Ruble, L. L. James, Elwyn Roberts and Herman L. Roberts.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Charles C. Roberts
Nov 22, 1879 - Aug 18, 1962

C. C. Roberts, Former Leader, Buried Monday

Graveside services for C. C. Roberts of Oklahoma City, former Corsicana civic and business leader, were conducted at Oakwood cemetery Monday at 11 a.m.

Roberts died Saturday in Oklahoma City at the age of 82, after a brief illness.

The Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of First Baptist Church officiated.

Roberts was manager of the Southland Cotton Oil company plant here for a number of years until his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist church where he was a deacon and trustee and served as chairman of these two bodies.

A charter member and first president of the Corsicana Rotary club, he was an extensive landowner in Navarro county.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Tallulah Roberts of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Powell, Norman, Okla., Mrs. Maurice Rubie, Ballinger, and Mrs. Nell Davis, Columbus, Ohio; one son, Harold Roberts, Corpus Christi; two brothers, Emmett Roberts, Arlington, and Joe Roberts, Beeville; and other relatives including a nephew, H. L. Roberts, Corsicana.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 20, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Emma (Miller) Roberts 2nd wife Tallulah (UNKNOWN) Roberts; s/o John Ashley Roberts & Effie W. (Langdon) Roberts

Albert Walker King
Mar 17, 1874 - Jul 22, 1950

Albert W. King Dies Saturday At Family Home

Albert W. King, 76, died at his home, 410 North 14th street Saturday at 1 p.m.

Native of Ellis county, he had resided in Navarro county since 1900.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Marrie Morris, Bentonville, Ark.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mollie King, Italy, and Mrs. G. E. King, Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The body will remain at the family home until the funeral hour.

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Funeral Services For A. W. King Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Albert W. King, 76, who died at his home, 410 North Fourteenth street, Saturday, were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of First Christian church.

A native of Ellis county, King made his home in Navarro county since 1900.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Marrie Morris, Bentonville, Ark.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mollie King, Italy, and Mrs. G. E. King, Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were R. A. Perkins, Glen Bell, Odis Varnell, Claude Watson, C. V. Breithaupt, and J. A. Breithaupt.

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George Norman Cade
Nov 5, 1927 - Feb 13, 2020

George Norman Cade, 92, of Corsicana passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Legacy West Nursing and Rehabilitation in Corsicana, Texas. He was born November 5, 1927 to George Henry Cade and Rose Kathryn Cade in Rockwall, Texas.

Known as Norman, he was born and raised in Rockwall. He joined the U.S.
Marines in 1950 and achieved the rank of Private First Class. He was awarded a 2nd place shooting metal for his marksmanship and qualified as an expert with the M1 Garand rifle. For his excellent marksmanship he was promoted to a rifle instructor for the training of young recruits and was discharged on October 20, 1960 as a Sergeant.

After his service in the Marines he managed cattle and farm ranches in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, New Mexico and Arizona. The largest ranch he managed was a 30,000-acre cattle ranch in Marfa, Texas. Norman also managed a 6,000-acre farm named Magic Valley Farm in Clarksville, where he experimented with the latest advancements in agriculture to make significant improvements to the land.

In a 1962 interview he stated, “Agriculture is constantly changing and the only way to keep up with it is to experiment for improvements.” His last employer, who passed suddenly on August 10, 2010, was the entrepreneur and engineer Markus Liebherr. Norman worked as a farmer in Corsicana until the age of 86.

Norman was always an avid reader of agriculture magazines and history books about the Old West. In the 1960s interview, Norman stated he subscribed to 25 different farm magazines to gain an edge in his profession. He loved old Western movies and wasn’t too far different in appearance than the characters on the big screen. He will be missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George Henry Cade and Rose Kathryn Cade; his brother Nathan Lee “Skippy” Cade; and his daughter Melany Griffin.

He is survived by his wife, June Cade; his children, Constance Cade, Wes Cade, Holly Schmidt and Tommy Cade; his sisters, Mary Anna Acker and Sandra Isaacs; his grandchildren, Joshua Cade, Jacob Schmidt, Lucas Schmidt, Scarlett Johnson, Spring Stacener, Crystal Hayden, Thomas Henry Cade, Amberly Brown; and his numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana at 11:00 A.M. with Chaplain Stephen McElroy officiating. A private burial will follow at Rockwall Memorial Park.



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Jon Mac Burkhart
Jun 14, 1933 - Jan 2, 2020

Jon Mac Burkhart, a Corsicana native, died January 2, 2020 in Winston-Salem, NC. Jon suffered from Multiple Myeloma, but his death was unexpected. His life will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M. March 7, 2020 at Arbor Acres, 1244 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, NC. Memorials may be sent to Arbor Acres to benefit the Residents' Assistance Fund.

Jon was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Flores Burkhart, his parents, Edgar Earl and Eula McCord Burkhart of Corsicana, and five siblings. He was the brother of the late Dr. Kelly Burhart of Corsicana. He is remembered fondly by his eight nieces and nephews, including Belinda Burkhart of Corsicana.

Jon retired to Maui, Hawaii in 1987 after 22 years as senior technical director at KPRC-Ch. 2 in Houston. He continued to do technical directing for NBC sporting events in Maui and for the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, in Barcelona, Spain, and in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his team received Emmy awards for their work at the basketball venue in Seoul. He retired again to Winston-Salem in 2008.

As he requested, his ashes will be returned to Maui and then scattered at sea. Further information about Jon's life is available online at SalemFH.com.

Arramgements by Salem Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Cleo Elizabeth (Austin) Lee
Oct 12, 1929 - Jan 5, 2020

Services for Cleo Lee will be held on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at noon at Lifeline Fellowship Church, 5301 W. Highway 31, Corsicana, Texas. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 a.. at the Church. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Robertson Funeral Home.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat. Jan. 11, 2020 Submitted by Karen Rost

Mrs. Cleo Elizabeth Austin Lee was born October 12, 1929 in Waco, TX to the parentage of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Austin.

Cleo Lee accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age.
She was baptized and became a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church, Waco, Texas.

Following her formal education in the Waco Independent School District, she graduated from A.J. Moore High School. She received an undergraduate degree in Home Economics with a minor in Biology from Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Cleo Lee later received a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Texas Southern University and an administrator’s certificate from Prairie View University.

Her teaching career began in the Waco Independent School District. She spent two years as a second grade teacher at Kirk-Wilson Elementary School.

On September 5, 1957, Cleo married Dazell Lee and moved with him to Corsicana, Texas and began teaching in the Corsicana Independent School District. To this union three children were born: Dazell Ivan Lee who preceded her in death, Danzell Ivan Lee and Valinda Lee Johnson. Over the following 16 years, Mrs. Lee taught second, third, and fourth grade at Jackson, Lincoln and Fannin Elementary schools. For eight of those years, she was a reading specialist at Lincoln Elementary School. In 1974, Mrs. Lee became the principal of Fannin Elementary School. She was the first African American female to be appointed as a principal in Corsicana, where she served until her retirement in 1998.

Mrs. Lee was an exceptional instructional leader whose priorities
included: creating a good learning environment for students, setting high expectations for students, teachers, and staff, cultivating a climate for teacher and parental involvement, last but not least, cultivating a love in her school. Cleo Lee served the Corsicana Independent School District as a classroom instructor for approximately seventeen years and as a principal for an additional twenty-four years.
Cleo Lee was the consummate professional during her 40+ years of educational service. These were the words she used as a guiding force in making both personal and professional decisions: “Oh, God give me the guidance to know when to hold on and when to let go. Please give me the grace to make the right decisions at the right time and the right way with dignity. ”These key words and her God guided her life to a peaceful conclusion as she released life with dignity in the evening hours on January 5, 2020.

Cleo Lee was active in the Corsicana community as an avid CHS Tiger Booster supporter. She was a devoted active member of the First Independent Baptist Church of Corsicana for over 55 years, a diamond life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Red Hat Society, Professional Women’s Club, Texas Retired Teachers, and TXU Educational Board.

Mrs. Lee’s living legacy are the children she taught, educators she mentored, her children that she adored and her grandchildren she loved while gently guiding them into maturity. She was faithful to her God, protective of her family and loyal to her friends.

Cleo was preceded in death by her beloved husband Dazell Lee; son Dazell Ivan Lee; parents; sisters: Alma Fayetta Rush, Bobbie Jean Green, Malinda Victoria Marlin and brother Daniel W. Austin. She is survived by her loving son Danzell Ivan Lee; wife Paula, and daughters MaKenzie Danielle of Houston, TX and Mariah Elizabeth Lee, Lake Charles, LA; devoted daughter Valinda Lee Johnson, and her daughter Lauren Elizabeth Edwards; husband Devin and great granddaughter Lily Elaine Edwards of Chula Vista, California.

She is survived by her beloved sister, Virgie Austin Rowe, Houston TX/Colorado Springs, CO, cousins, Lowell (Patricia) Bell Colorado Springs, Colorado. Eva Jeanette Greene Los Angeles, California and Hazel Rowe, Waco, Texas. Kenneth Rowe, Dallas, Texas.

“Mother’s” memory is cherished by her adopted children Oran Alpha Rowe II, wife Alma of Houston, Texas and Son Oran III of Houston, Texas; and Exie Rowe Robinson of Houston Texas/Colorado Springs, Colorado. Preceded in death by Virginia Alpha Rowe-Franklin of Houston, Texas, daughter Ayanna of Houston, Texas and a host of relatives and friends.

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Will Vinson Sharp, Jr.
Jul 7, 1954 - Mar 18, 2020
 

Will Vinson Sharp, Jr., 65 of Purdon passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Corsicana. He was born July 7, 1954 in El Paso to Will Vinson Sharp Sr. and Mary Ruth Spears Sharp. He loved all sports but football was his favorite. He was an avid Cowboys fan. He loved his son, his family and his momma. He was a momma's boy. He is preceded in death by his father Will Vinson Sharp, Sr. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, mother, Mary Ruth Sharp; son, Steven Sharp; grandsons, Jacob, Joseph and Jericho; siblings, Mary Sharp, Clint Sharp, Tony Sharp and sisters in law, Tonya Sharp and Roberta Sharp. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. No services are scheduled at this time.

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Robert Lee "Bobby" Quinn
Sep 25, 1940 - Mar 7, 2020

Robert Lee "Bobby" Quinn of Austin, Texas passed away on March 7, 2020
Bobby was born on September 25, 1940 in Corsicana, Texas. He was raised by his parents Robert Culberson Quinn and Pauline Jones Quinn, along with his two younger brothers, James Don Quinn and Dan Quinn. At Corsicana High School, Bobby met the love of his life, Ovie Gene Tanner.
Bobby was a natural entrepreneur. He started his first business at 16, using his earnings from his job at the Corsicana Daily Sun to buy and operate penny gum machines in downtown Corsicana. After he graduated from Baylor University with a business degree, he started his career at Mobil Oil and later Marshall Oil and Tetco Oil. In his early sixties, he left the corporate world to focus full-time on his rare and antiquarian book business, Quinn & Davis Booksellers. He thrived on finding the first edition of an interesting book at an estate sale or dusty bookstore while he traveled with his family. Bobby and Ovie’s booth at the Austin Book & Paper Show was a favorite.
But more than books, Bobby loved his family. And he was deeply loved by them. His faithful wife of 58 years, Ovie, cared for him through a long and debilitating illness that ultimately took his life. He fought the good fight, he finished the race, and kept the faith. At the end, he was surrounded by his wife and daughters as he peacefully passed away. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Pauline Quinn, and his first grandson, Andrew Newton. He is survived by his wife, Ovie, his brothers, Don and Danny, his daughters, Gina Newton and Teresa Davis, his sons-in-law, Lance Newton and Jim Davis, and his grandchildren, Madison Davis, Ellie Newton, and Jack Davis.
Bobby Quinn chose to live an uncomplicated life. He was honest, fair, patient, kind, faithful, and generous. He lived what Mark Twain described as the ideal life: good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience.
The family will hold a visitation on Sunday, March 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and graveside services on Monday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Cook Walden Forest Oaks located at 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Billy Don Fitzgerald
Nov. 24, 1943 - Mar. 14, 2020

Billy Don Fitzgerald, a resident of Kerens, Texas for the past ten years, departed for Heaven on March 14, 2020. He was born November 24, 1943 in Dallas, Texas.
Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Frances May Fitzgerald; son Rubin Clifton (Bubba) Fitzgerald; mother and stepfather Clara and Raymond Wright; father and stepmother Rubin and Lilly Fitzgerald; brothers Robert E. Fitzgerald and Rubin Fitzgerald, Jr. and sister Clara Jo Coleman.
He is survived by his sons Billy Don Fitzgerald, Jr. and Terry Gordon Fitzgerald; sisters Launa Kapokis, Misty Perdue and husband Allen; 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Billy served in the U.S. Army doing two tours in Vietnam and received two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star with other commendations as well.
Billy's message: I owe so much to so many; Dr. Thomas Shima, Dr. Lawrence Gibbs, Rhonda Mast, RN, Debbie Dobson, LVN, Russ and Lanelle Crawford, Donna Hickson, Patricia Douglas, Traditions Health, Hospice Center, Outreach Home Health Services, and many others, especially my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Many thanks to Kerens Housing authorities neighbors in the apartments.

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Samuel F. "Chug" Luther
Apr 22, 1927 - Jan 15, 2020

Samuel F. Luther (Chug), age 92, of Finksburg, Maryland passed away Jan. 15, 2020. He was born April 22, 1927 to Robert L. Luther and Dora E. Luther in Barry, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy Luther; his brother, James Luther; and sisters Mary Lambrecht and Betty Morris. He is survived by son Sam Luther and wife, Vicki; grandson Sam Luther II; and brother Robert L. Luther, Jr. (Bob). He will be cremated and there will be no services.

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Claude Scott Philo
Dec 26, 1934 - Apr 22, 2020

Claude Philo, 85, of Corsicana passed away on April 22, 2020. He was born on December 26, 1934 in Garden City, Kansas to William Theodore Philo and Wava Lindley Philo. Claude was best known for his sense of humor and quick wit. He graduated high school from Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Kansas 1952. He played football for the College of Emporia and continued his education at Wichita State. Claude spent several years in the Naval Reserve. He began working for Magnolia Oil and continued 41 years with Mobil Oil where he retired. His career took him to nine different locations from Beaumont, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. Claude and Nancy married on July 5, 1958 and celebrated their 61st anniversary. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Christian Adult Sunday School Class. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed coaching his son's youth sports.

Claude was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Denzel and William (Bill) Philo, and two sisters Eleanor Slifer and Mildred Edmonds.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children; Peggy Cowart and her husband Pat, of Las Vegas, Nevada; Mark Philo, of Stillwater, Oklahoma; and Craig Philo and his wife Jennifer, of Sulphur Springs, Texas; his grandchildren; Jonathan Philo, Corban Philo, Maddox Philo, Maccoy Philo, Sean Cowart, Bekah Cowart Hale and Callie Cowart. He is also survived by his sibling; Carl Philo and his wife Jan of Omaha, Nebraska. Special thanks to Lorna McCowan, Traditions Health and The Village at Heritage Oaks.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First United Methodist Church at 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110 or Alzheimer's Foundation of America at 322 8th Ave 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (alzfdn.org).

Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home with memorial services scheduled at a later date.

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Walter Scott Flemons
Jun 1, 1907 - Jun 26, 1952

Truck Driver Is Killed In Crash

One man was killed and another critically injured at 10 p.m. Thursday four miles north of Ennis on Highway 75 when two trucks collided, according to reports here.

Walter Flemming, 45, Negro truck driver, Kerens, was fatally injured and Beachie Bryant, passenger in Flemming’s truck is in Ennis hospital in a critical condition.

The driver of the other truck is reported to have escaped injury. His name was not learned.

Flemming was in the employ of J. T. Miles, Kerens.

The body was brought to Corsicana in a Calhoun Funeral Home ambulance.

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Louis James Armstrong, Sr.
Mar 31, 1874 - Aug 9, 1952

Highway Mishap Proves Fatal For Corsicana Negro

Louis J. Armstrong, 80-year-old negro, died in the P. and S. Hospital about 11 a.m. Saturday from injuries sustained Monday when he was struck by an automobile at the intersection of Highway 31 and South Fifth Street in East Corsicana.

His death is the tenth highway traffic fatality in Navarro county during 1952.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Saturday afternoon. The body was carried to the Ross Funeral Home.

Police said that the car figuring in the accident was operated by Charley Ivey Armstrong of Powell.

Armstrong was well-known in Corsicana for many years was janitor at the Corsicana Public Library.

Survivors include Louis J. Armstrong, Jr., janitor at the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, and a daughter, Hortense Anderson, cook at the Lee school.

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Mary Dickson
Mar 25, 1902 - Dec 5, 1952

Home Burns Are Fatal To Negress

Mary Dickson, 50-year-old negress, died in Memorial Hospital early Friday morning from burns suffered Sunday night when fire destroyed the residence in which she resided.

Known as “Crippled Mary,” the victim is believed to have been standing too close to a wood-burning stove at her residence, 110 North Third street and ignited her nightclothes. She is thought to have fallen on a bed, igniting the bedclothes. The house was owned by the Jake Smith Estate.

Funeral services are planned from the Church of Christ located on East Seventh avenue Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery. Elder C. W. Matthews, minister will conduct the rites.

Several nieces and nephews survive.

Calhoun’s Funeral Home will direct.

This is the fourth death in Navarro county from burns the past week and three other victims are in local hospitals, two in critical condition.

The seven persons suffering burns were involved in four fires, two in Corsicana, one in Pursley and the others in Raleigh.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 5, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Never married; d/o Henry Dickson & Elizabeth (Wilson) Dickson

Thelma Cleo Shaunfield
Aug. 29, 1931 - Mar. 21, 1954

Pistol Is Cause Of Double Death

Juvenile delinquency charges will be filed against a 13-year-old boy who shot and killed his stepfather at Mildred early Sunday.

A 38-40 calibre pistol the boy’s sister, Thelma Cleo Shaunfield, used to commit suicide the same day caused an argument which led to the stepfather’s death.

The slain man was Guy Bennett Matlock, 53-year-old carpenter.

Hearing scheduled
County Attorney Riley Eugene Fletcher and Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse conferred Monday with District Judge A. P. Mays about the shooting. They said the judge suggested filing of the charges. A hearing probably will be held in the near future.

Justice of the Peace J. W. Sheppard and Sheriff Pevehouse, following an investigation of the unusual case, said it happened this way:

The Shaunfield woman, 22 had been despondent and had threatened to kill herself. She went to the home of her stepfather in Mildred and got his pistol.

Matlock missing the weapon, accused his wife of taking it. An argument resulted.

Protects Mother
Mrs. Matlock and her son, Charles, 13, told officers the man attacked his wife. The boy, trying to protect his mother, grabbed a .22 rifle and fired. Two bullets struck Matlock, one in the heart.

Some five hours later, the 22-year-old daughter was found dead in the bathroom of a rooming house here (206 South Twelfth street, where she had resided. Judge Sheppard returned a suicide verdict in her death.

Matlock was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital about 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Judge Sheppard returned a coroner’s verdict of homicide in the case.

Deputies Pete McCain and Howe French joined the sheriff in his investigation.

The officers quoted Mrs. Matlock and the boy as saying the slain man attacked his wife, throwing her against the house and a truck after being unable to find his missing gun.

Good Friends
Mrs. Matlock said her husband and young Charles were good friends and had gone fishing Saturday afternoon. Her version of the shooting according to investigating officers, was that her son sought to protect her; and after shooting the rifle in the air in an effort to frighten his stepfather, the youth was pursued by Matlock. Then the youth fired “three or four” times, Sheriff Pevehouse quoted him as saying. One of the bullets struck Matlock in the left breast, entering the heart. Another went through his right arm.

Reside Near Mildred
The family resides on the W. B. Humphries farm near old Mildred. After the shooting, the youth went to a neighbor’s house while the mother came to Corsicana in a Corley ambulance which was summoned.

When county officers went to the scene, they found that the boy had returned home and had gone to bed in the houst alone. He was not arrested.

Deputy McCain and City Officer Steele answered the call at the bathroom shooting incident.

Force Door
Miss Shaunfield’s body was in the bathroom, where she had gone about 6 a.m. Occupants of the house forced open the locked door after hearing the shot.

Sheriff Pevehouse quoted relatives as saying Miss Shaunfield had threatened to shoot herself.

The 38-40 revolver, which brought about the double-tragedy, was found in the bathroom. Miss Shaunfield fired one bullet into her neck, and it went through her head.

Judge Sheppard returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted.”

Miss Shaunfield recently had attended school and worked in Austin, officers said. She was unemployed at the time of her death. Relatives reported she had been despondent for the last several days.

Deputy McCain reported finding a lengthy letter she had written, telling numerous persons “goodbye,” and in which she referred suicide.

Rites Held Monday
Funeral services for Thelma Shaunfield were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Corley chapel here.

Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here, conducted. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Shaunfield is survived by her mother, Mrs. G. B. Matlock of Corsicana; father C. W. Shaunfield, Port Arthur; a brother Charles Shaunfield, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Jackson, Port Arthur; Louise Shaunfield, Corsicana, and Margaret Ann Shaunfield, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Horace Hayes, H. M. Parrish, Jr., S. B. Nowell, W. W. Loyd, Harvey Hayes and Ernest Jones.

Services for Matlock were held Monday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel here.

Rev. W. Cecil Taylor and Rev. Jack Goff conducted. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Matlock is survived by his wife, Mrs. G. B. Matlock, of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. G. T. Matlock, Corsicana; a brother, E. L. Matlock, and a sister, Mrs. Elvie Garrison, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Jesse Collins, Alton Whitener, Melvin Bowman, C. M. Lane, W. H. Griffin and H. D. Griffin.

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April 10 Hearing Set For Boy Who Shot Stepfather

A 13-year-old boy who shot and killed his stepfather at Mildred early Sunday will be tried on juvenile delinquency charges here April 10.

District Judge A. P. Mayes, sitting as the Juvenile Court, will hear the strange “double death” case as it affects the youth.

Suggested By Judge
County authorities said Judge Mays had suggested having the hearing.

The slain man was Guy Bennett Matlock, 53-year-old carpenter. A pistol the boy’s sister, Thelma Cleo Shaunfield, used to end her life the same day in Corsicana caused an argument which resulted in the stepfather’s death.

Miss Shaunfield had taken her stepfather’s pistol. Matlock accused his wife and attacked her. During the attack, the 13-year-old step-son, Charles Shaunfield, sought to protect his mother, and after being pursued by Matlock, the youth fired a .22 rifle—killing his step-father.

Not Under Arrest
These were the facts brought out by questioning Mrs. Matlock and the boy, Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse reported.

Miss Shaunfield killed herself in the bathroom of a Corsicana rooming house where she lived. She had told relatives of suicide plans. Coroner J. W. Sheppard ruled her death a suicide.

Time for the juvenile delinquency hearing was set for 10 a.m. April 10. Meanwhile the boy is at liberty. He was never arrested.

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Charges Against Youth Dismissed At Court Hearing

A 13-year-old boy who shot and killed his stepfather at Mildred last March 21 was freed of juvenile delinquency charges after a hearing before District Judge A. P. Mays Saturday.

Judge Mays declared the homicide to be justifiable, under the evidence presented at the two-hour trial.

The slain man was Guy Bennett Matlock, 53-year-old carpenter. A pistol the accused boy’s sister, Thelma Cleo Shaunfield, used to end her life the same day in Corsicana caused an altercation which resulted in the stepfather’s death.

Double Tragedy
Details of the double-death tragedy, were unfolded Saturday by both the son, Charles, and his mother, Mrs. Guy Matlock.

Their testimony showed that Matlock had become violently mad when he missed his pistol, which Miss Shaunfield had taken earlier. He began cursing Mrs. Matlock, forced her out of the house and into their pick-up truck. Then after she began screaming, young Charles—clad in his shorts—dashed out of the house with his .22 rifle and fired it in the air twice.

Matlock then started running after him, Charles testified, and the youth turned and fired twice. The bullets killed Matlock, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital.

Mother Testifies
Mrs. Matlock, frequently sobbing, related details of the shooting—and her daughter’s subsequent suicide in a rooming house here—after lengthy questioning by Judge Mays. She said her husband had “fits of temper” and that there had been trouble between them on other occasions.

Part of the evidence in the case were pleadings in two divorce cases between the Matlock couple. They had been dismissed for want of prosecution. Restraining orders against Matlock were issued in each case.

The boys natural father lives in Port Arthur. Mrs. Matlock told the court. She said he knew of the hearing. He wasn’t present in court.

Feared For Life
Young Shaunfield testified that he killed his stepfather because he feared for his life and his mother’s life.

Other witnesses at the hearing included W. B. Blackmon, a neighbor who heard the commotion and went over to the Matlock place; and Deputy Sheriff Pete McCain who investigated.

The court appointed Attorney Robert Jackson to represent the boy. Assistant County Attorney Glen Stewart represented the state.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr 10, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Charles William Shaunfield buried United States Campti Cemetery, Center, Shelby, Texas & Irma Lou (Sharpe) Shaunfield-Matlock buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson, Texas

Lemuel Thomas Vannatta
Oct 1864 - Jun 25, 1950

Rites Held For L. T. Vanatta, 84

KERENS, June 30—(Spl)—Funeral services for L. T. Vanatta, age 84, were held Monday afternoon at the family home in Rural Shade at 3:30 p.m., with Rev. George Conn, pastor of the Summerfield Baptist church conducting the rites.

Mr. Vanatta died Sunday night following a short illness. He was a native of Lake Charles, La., but had resided in the Rural Shade community some forty years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vanatte of Rural Shade; one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Stone of Tempie; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Burial was in the Long Prairie Cemetery with Stockton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Lillian Alice “Lillie” (McElvany) Summerlin-Washburn
Jun 30, 1880 - Jul 28, 1954

Tulsa Resident Dies In Kerens

KERENS, July 28—(Spl.)—Mrs. Lillie Washburn, 74, Tulsa, Okla., died Wednesday morning at the home of a sister, Mrs. H. H. Trent, here. Mrs. Washburn had been in ill health for some time. She had been with her sister two weeks.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church here Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Long Prairie Cemetery.

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

A native of Kerens, Mrs. Washburn had resided in Tulsa about 20 years.

Surviving are two sons, Edgar Summerlin, New Sommerfield, and George Summelin, Long Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Flanders, Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Elva Morgan, San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Trent, Kerens, Mrs. Gertrude Goodwin, Bardwell; a brother, Ben McElvaney, Houston, 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul 28, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Emory Cyrenes Summerlin 2nd husband T. J. Washburn married Oct 26, 1922; d/o George Andrew McElvany and Nancy Sidney (Watson) McElvany

Roland Carroll Jordan, Sr.
Feb 28, 1904 - Aug 6, 1976

Roland Jordan

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Roland C. Jordan, 72, resident of San Antonio, who died Thursday in San Antonio.

Dr. Gene Williams will officiate, and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro County, a member of the Baptist church, and a retired independent insurance agency owner.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Roland C. Jordan of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. George T. Daye of San Antonio; a son, Roland C. Jordan Jr. of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, three sisters, Miss Frances Jordan of Alexadria, La., Mrs. Sam T. Miller of Houston, and Mrs. Marvin Tekell of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Samuel Bartlett Jordan
Dec 9, 1874 - Oct 31, 1959

Sam B. Jordan Dies Saturday; Rites Sunday

Sam B. Jordan, 84, native of Drane, former justice of the peace, died at his home, 902 North Twenty-Second street, early Saturday morning following an extended illness.

He had resided in Corsicana 43 years, including several years he temporarily made his home in Texas City, and was in the construction business before being elected his first term as justice of the peace in the 1920s. he served several terms.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor.

Jordan had been long actively identified with the Baptist church and had been a deacon for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, J. Irwin Jordan, Duncan, Okla.; and Roland Jordan, Texas City; three daughters, Mrs. M. A. Tekell, Corsicana; Mrs. S. P. Miller, Houston, and Miss Frances Jordan, Alexandria, La.; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother, Ben Jordan, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. M. E. Hanson, San Antonio, Mrs. Gordon Sutton, Mexia; Mrs. Virgil Williamson, Baytown, and Mrs. Robert Werner, Hawthorne, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Guy Love, Jack Megarity, G. C. Bowden, W. M. Basham, C. C. McClung, M. E. Lake, W. M. Hurley and A. S. Fulton.

Corley will direct.

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Sunday Rites Are Held For Sam B. Jordan

Funeral rites for Sam B. Jordan, 84, former justice of the peace, long-time Baptist and deacon, were held from the First Baptist church Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor.

Judge Jordan died at his home, 902 North Twenty-Second street Saturday morning following an extended illness.

A native of Drane, Judge Jordan resided in Corsicana 43 years including several years spent in Texas City. He first was elected justice of the peace in the 1920s and served a number of terms. He was in the construction business for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, J. Irwin Jordan, Duncan, Okla.; and Roland Jordan, Texas City; three daughters, Mrs. M. A. Tekell, Corsicana; Mrs. S. P. Miller, Houston, and Miss Frances Jordan, Alexandria, La.; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother, Ben Jordan, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. M. E. Hanson, San Antonio, Mrs. Gordon Sutton, Mexia; Mrs. Virgil Williamson, Baytown, and Mrs. Robert Werner, Hawthorne, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Guy Love, Jack Megarity, G. C. Bowden, W. M. Basham, C. C. McClung, M. E. Lake, W. M. Hurley and A. S. Fulton.

Corley directed.

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William E. Jordan
Apr 13, 1884 - Mar 3, 1976

W. E. Jordan

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William E. Jordan, 91, Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana for 50 years, he was a native of Frost and a retired plumber and tinner.

Surviving are his widow and several nieces and nephews.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar. 4, 1976 - submitted by Diane Richards

W. E. Jordan

Pallbearers for the William E. Jordan services held at 10 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel were: R. E. Ross, E. E. Beams, E. M. Sheppard, J. E. Eddlemon, C. O. Curington an d Joe Ehrler.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 5, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Claudia Jewell (Bragg) Jordan; s/o Dodridge M. Jordan & Sarah Elizabeth (Lemmons) Jordan buried in Frost cemetery, Frost, Tx.

Nettie Lee (Jordan) Robinson-Sutton
Sep 15, 1895 - Mar 6, 1975

Mrs. Sutton

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Nettie Sutton, 79, resident of Mexia, who died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mexia and a native of Drane, Tex.

Survivors include a son, Charles P. Robinson of Midland; two grandsons, Dan R. Robinson of Huntsville and Capt. Charles R. Robinson of Sacramento, Calif.; five great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Virgil Williamson of Corsicana, Mrs. Allie Werner of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Zella Hanson of San Antonio; a brother, Ben Jordan of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include A. N. Little, Ted Campbell, J. B. Swink, Frank Williamson, Billy Williamson and Joe B. Tekell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 6, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Gulick Robinson, Jr., Capt. 2nd husband Gordon Lawrence Sutton; d/o James Iradell Jordan & Annie Laurie (Sturdevent) Jordan [bur at Dresden Cemetery] (James was a retired Judge)

Claudia Jewell (Bragg) Jordan
May 9, 1894 - Oct 8, 1976

Mrs. Jordan

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Jordan, 82, of Corsicana who died Friday at Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Jordan was born May 9, 1894, in Roane and was a member of the Baptist church.

She is survived by a brother, Truman Bragg of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Edgar Jordan
Jul 8, 1891 - Sep 9, 1971

Edgar Jordan, 80, Odessa retired builder and contractor and former 65 years Corsicana resident, died Thursday in a Big Spring hospital. He had lived in Odessa the past three years and was a member of the Methodist Church. He was a native of Beeville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Bob Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by four sons, Roy E. Jordan, Garland; Wesley T. Jordan, San Angelo; William R. Jordan, Mesquite, and Albert B. Jordan, Littlefield; two daughters, Mrs. B. G. Howard, Odessa, and Mrs. Raymond Odom, Dallas; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Jordan of Dallas and Albert Varny Jordan of Arlington; and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Watts of Corsicana.

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Jordan

Funeral services for Edgar Jordan, 80, were to be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Bob Alexander officiating. Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

Jordan, Odessa retired builder and contractor, lived in Corsicana for 65 years and lived in Odessa the past three years, he was a native of Beeville and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Roy E. Jordan, Garland; Wesley T. Jordan, San Angelo; William R. Jordan, Mesquite, and Albert B. Jordan, Littlefield; two daughters, Mrs. B. G. Howard, Odessa, and Mrs. Raymond Odom, Dallas; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Jordan of Dallas and Albert Varny Jordan of Arlington; and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Watts of Corsicana.

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Genevieve (Murphy) Jordan
Dec 28, 1922 - Feb 27, 2013

Genevieve Jordan, 90, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home, with Mr. Ray Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, at the funeral home.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Roy Edgar Jordan

James Virgil Jordan
Aug 27, 1924 - Jun 11, 1964

James V. Jordan Dies Thursday

James V. Jordan, Corpur Christi Texas Highway patrolman, formerly of Hubbard, died Thursday. Funeral rites were held in Corpus Christi Friday at 2 p.m. and another service will be held from the Eubanks chapel in Hubbard Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery here. Rev. Ray Brooks, missionary Baptist minister, will conduct the rites at Hubbard.

A World War II veteran, he had been in the Highway Patrol for several years.

Surviving are his wife of Corpus Christi, the former Miss Virginia Metcalf; four sons, mother, Mrs. Claude Horn, Hubbard; two sisters, and other relatives including a brother-in-law, Loyd Metcalf, 912 South Seventeenth street, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be B. A. Jordan, Marion Jordan, Wille Farmer, Walter Stewart, Theo Metcalf and Lloyd Metcalf.

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Neva Gale (Hanson) Jordan
Oct 31, 1876 - Jun 16, 1970

Mrs. Jordan Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Neva Jordan, 93, wife of the late Sam B. Jordan, died Tuesday in Evergreen Nursing Home. She was a native of Arkansas and a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery with great-grandsons serving as pallbearers.

She is survived by two sons, J. Irwin Jordan of Duncan, Okla., and Roland Jordan of Texas City; three daughters, Mrs. Marvin Tekell of Corsicana, Miss Frances Jordan of Alexandria, La., and Mrs. F. P. Miller of Houston; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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Marjorie (Call) Holloway
Oct 3, 1899-Aug 29, 1960

Mrs. Holloway Dies Monday At Ft. Worth

Mrs. Charles Holloway, 61, native of Corsicana and longtime resident, died Monday at 6:20 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Fort Worth.

A resident of Fort Worth for about 15 years, she was a member of the Methodist church. Mrs. Holloway was the daughter of the late J. A. Call.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Holloway; two sisters, Mrs. J. N. Garitty of Corsicana and Mrs. T. C. Cash of Tyler; one brother, Henry Call of Corsicana; two nephews and three nieces and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from McCammon Chapel with the Rev. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ed M. Polk, S. L. Dublin, W. A. Lang, Charles Leoman, B. Harold Wilson and Obel McAlister.

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Mrs. Holloway Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Holloway, 62, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon chapel. Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, First Methodist pastor, officiated. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Corsicana and a long-time resident here, Mrs. Holloway died early Monday in a Fort Worth hospital. She had resided in Fort Worth the past 15 years.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Holloway; two sisters, Mrs. J. N. Garitty of Corsicana and Mrs. T. C. Cash of Tyler; one brother, Henry Call of Corsicana; two nephews and three nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed M. Polk, S. L. Dublin, W. A. Lang, Charles Leoman, B. Harold Wilson and Obel McAlister.

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Levi Bertram "Bert" Mitchell
Aug 23, 1881 - Nov 23, 1950

L. B. Mitchell Dies Wednesday

L. B. Mitchell, 69, native of Barry, died at the family residence in Rice Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Barry Baptist Church Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The rites will be conducted by the Revs. H. B. Prather and Leo Garrett. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Barry; a son, G. B. Mitchell, Barry; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Watkins, Black Hills; Mrs. Buell Robison, Barry, and Mrs. M. R. Baird, Santa Fe, N. M.; five grandchildren; three brothers, J. W. Mitchell, Barry; C. E. Mitchell, Corsicana, and J. T. Mitchell, Washington, D. C.; two sisters, Mrs. S. B. Watson and Mrs. Mary E. Woodruff, both of Barry, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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L. B. Mitchell Rites Friday

Funeral services for L. B. Mitchell, 69, life-long resident of Barry, who died at his home Wednesday night, were held from the Barry Baptist church Friday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Revs. H. B. Prather and Leo Garrett. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are his wife of Barry; a son, G. B. Mitchell, Barry; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Watkins, Black Hills; Mrs. Buell Robison, Barry, and Mrs. M. R. Baird, Santa Fe, N. M.; five grandchildren; three brothers, J. W. Mitchell, Barry; C. E. Mitchell, Corsicana, and J. T. Mitchell, Washington, D. C.; two sisters, Mrs. S. B. Watson and Mrs. Mary E. Woodruff, both of Barry, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roger Johnston, Alvis Bourland, Percy Varnell, George Watson, Jim Parks, Roy Grimmitt and Lonnie Kemp.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Jordan
Birth unknown – Apr 3, 1950

Funeral Services For Infant Held

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Jordan, who died in Corpus Christi Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor of the Dawson Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents of Corpus Christi; and grandparents, Mrs. Virgil Jordan, Dawson, and A. S. Metcalf, Corsicana.

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