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Annie (Nelson) Waldrop-O’Conner
Aug 20 1874 - Aug 3, 1957

Mrs. O’Conner Services Sunday

Mrs. Annie O’Conner, 82, native of South Carolina, resident of Rural Shade, died in the Twilight Home Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Leo Nelson.

Surviving are a son, John Waldrop, Rural Shade; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Madden, Kerens, and Mrs. Maggie Holt, Waco; a grandson and other relatives.

Pallbearers were friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 5, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Drake P. Waldrop (died Jul 15, 1903 in Navarro County-burial unknown) 2nd husband Patrick William O’Conner married Jul 23, 1941; d/o John Glenn Nelson & Nancy (Floyd) Nelson

William Marcello Campbell
Mar 20, 1871 - Oct 17, 1950

W. M. Campbell Dies On Tuesday

William M. Campbell, 79, long-time Corsicana resident, 609 East Ninth avenue, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the P. and S. Hospital after being taken ill in the 100 block of West Sixth avenue Tuesday morning.

A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Costella Ross, Houston; a granddaughter, Mary Louise Campbell, Seagraves, and a number of other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Campbell Rites Slated Thursday

Funeral services for Wm. M. Campbell, 79, who died with a heart attack here Tuesday morning, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a granddaughter, Mary Louise Campbell, Seagraves; a sister, Mrs. Costella Ross, Houston and a number of other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Campbell Rites Held Thursday

Funeral rites for William M. Campbell, 79, who died of a heart attack Tuesday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a granddaughter, Mary Louise Campbell, Seagraves; a sister, Mrs. Costella Ross, Houston, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Joel Read Allison
Jan 25, 1881 - Aug 7, 1950

Joel R. Allison Dies At Houston

Joel Reed Allison, 68, Denver City farmer, died in a Houston hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Home chapel here Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, with Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a nephew, T. I. Goodwin of Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

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John A. Gibson
Oct 19, 1878 - Dec 29, 1950

John A. Gibson Buried Saturday

Graveside rites for John A. Gibson, 72, who died in Houston Friday, were conducted in Oakwood cemetery Saturday at 1 p.m. by the Corsicana Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Skinner Gibson, Houston; a step-son, F. L. Skinner, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Fenn, Spring Branch; two brothers, and two sisters. One sister, Mrs. G. E. Glasscock, resides in Corsicana.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Kenneth Edward Burns
Apr 22, 1938 - Nov 5, 1950

Youth Hurt On Bicycle Dies; Rites Tuesday

Kenneth Edward Burns, 12-year-old son of Rev. and Mrs. Ezra Burns of Gilmer, formerly of Corsicana, died in Gilmer Sunday night.

The lad was critically injured Thursday night when a car struck him as he was riding a bicycle, according to information received here.

Funeral rites are planned Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Willow Oaks Baptist Church in Gilmer with Rev. B. C. Wilkins officiating, and a second service will be held here Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist church. Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor, will conduct the rites here. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents of Gilmer; grandparents, L. J. Burns, Corsicana and Mrs. Daisey Ellington, Mildred.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Funeral Rites Held Tuesday For Traffic Victim

Funeral services for Kenneth Edward Burns, 12-year-old son of Rev. and Mrs. Ezra Burns of Gilmer, who died Sunday night, were held Tuesday.

The lad was critically injured Thursday night when he was struck by an automobile while riding a bicycle, according to information received here.

Services were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Willow Oak Baptist church in Gilmer with Rev. B. C. Wilkins in charge and another service was held at 2:30 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist church here. Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor, conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents of Gilmer and grandparents, L. P. Burns, Corsicana, and Mrs. Daisey Ellington, Mildred.

Pallbearers were Beauford Dyer, Hollis Simmons, Fred Coffee, A. J. Taylor, Floyd Harper, Alva Miller, E. H. Richards, and Shorty Dunlap.

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Willie Mae (McDowell) Gunter
Apr 15, 1876 - Jun 5, 1950

Mrs. J. A. Gunter Dies On Monday; Funeral Tuesday

Mrs. Willie M. Gunter, 74, widow of the late James A. Gunter, long-time Daily Sun employe, died at 5:55 a.m. Monday, at the home of her son, Charelton Gunter, 1440 West First avenue, following an illness of six months.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Mrs. Gunter was a long-time member.

Mrs. Gunter was born April 15, 1876, near Sulphur Springs, Hopkins county, Texas, and resided in Texas all of her life. She had been a resident of Corsicana since September 1914.

She was a member of the First Methodist church and the Corsicana chapter, Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, who is an employe of this newspaper; two grandchildren, James Charlton and Erlynn Patricia Gunter, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Essie Whitehead, Orth; Mrs. E. C. Turner, Wright City, and Mrs. Arthur Monroe, San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Joe McDowell, Foreman, Ark., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be T. J. Walton, C. B. Haley, Paul Moore, J. L. Jackson, E. E. Burkhart and F. C. Paul.

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Funeral Services Slated Today For Mrs. J. A. Gunter

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie M. Gunter, 74, native Texan, who died early Monday morning at the home of her son, Charlton E. Gunter, 1440 West Fifth avenue, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

The widow of the late J. A. Gunter, long-time employe of this newspaper, Mrs. Gunter was born near Sulphur Springs, Hopkins county, April 15, 1876. She had resided in Corsicana since September, 1914. Mrs. Gunter was a member of the First Methodist church and the Corsicana Chapter Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are her son, who is an employe of this newspaper; two grandchildren, James Charlton and Erlynn Patricia Gunter, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Essie Whitehead, Orth; Mrs. E. C. Turner, Wright City, and Mrs. Arthur Monroe, San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Joe McDowell, Foreman, Ark., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be T. J. Walton, C. B. Haley, Paul Moore, J. L. Jackson, E. E. Burkhart and F. C. Paul.

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Mrs. J. A. Gunter Funeral Rites Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie M. Gunter, 74, widow of the late J. A. Gunter, who died Monday were held Tuesday afternoon from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Hopkins county, near Sulphur Springs, Mrs. Gunter, had resided in Corsicana since September, 1914. She was a member of the First Methodist church and the Corsicana Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, Charlton E. Gunter; two grandchildren, James Charlton and Erlynn Patricia Gunter, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Essie Whitehead, Orth; Mrs. E. C. Turner, Wright City, and Mrs. Arthur Monroe, San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Joe McDowell, Foreman, Ark., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were T. J. Walton, C. B. Haley, Paul Moore, J. L. Jackson, E. E. Burkhart and F. C. Paul.

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William Wallace Atkeisson, II
Aug 26, 1872 - Dec 29, 1950

W. W. Atkeisson Rites Saturday

Funeral services for William Wallace Atkeisson, 70, who died here Friday morning, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Otis and Billy Atkeisson; a daughter, Mrs. Opal Harwell, all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; mother, Mrs. J. T. Atkeisson, Kerens; three brothers, Henry Atkeisson, Powell; W. C. Wasson and Homer Wasson, both of Kerens; and three sisters, Mrs. Roy Upchurch, Kerens; Mrs. George Voss, Roane, and Mrs. S. T. Trantham, Irving.

Pallbearers were Glen Bell, Ernest Watson, T. D. Clark, F. L. Irwin, Walter Hamilton and Jack Megarity.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec 30, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Emma (McDonald) Atkeisson married Jan. 3, 1904; s/o Joshua Thomas “Tom” Atkeisson & Nannie Belle (Harris) Wasson-Atkeisson buried in Prairie Point cemetery

Mary Emma (McDonald) Atkeisson
Mar 18, 1876 - May 26, 1958

Mrs. Atkeisson Expires Monday

Mrs. W. W. Atkeisson, 82, long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, died Monday night at the Twilight Home. She was a native of Johnson county.

Surviving are two sons, Otis and Billy Atkeisson; a daughter, Mrs. James Harwell, all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be Billy Don Atkeisson, Joe Kelton Atkeisson, Gerald Otis Atkeisson, Joe Kenneth Hardee, Ernest Loyd McDonald, and Byron McDonald, all grandsons.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., May 27, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Wallace Atkeisson married Jan 2, 1904 (Sister to Augusta Main McDonald buried a Black Hills cemetery)

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Mrs. Atkeisson Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. W. Atkeisson, 82, long-time Corsicana and Navarro county resident, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Mrs. Atkeisson, a native of Johnson county, died in the Twilight Home Monday night.

Surviving are two sons, Otis and Billy Atkeisson; a daughter, Mrs. James Harwell, all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Don Atkeisson, Joe Kelton Atkeisson, Gerald Otis Atkeisson, Joe Kenneth Hardee, Ernest Loyd McDonald, and Byron McDonald, all grandsons.

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Lenora Elizabeth (Bradley) Paschall
Nov 25, 1901 - Mar 14, 1950

Mrs. C. F. Paschall Funeral services Scheduled Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Clint F. Paschall, 48, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Survivors are her husband of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Jack Ellington, Westover, Mass.; a grandson, Michael Ellington, Ellington, Westover, Mass.; four brothers, Robert E. Bradley, Eagle Pass; G. S. Bradley, Longview; R. E. Bradley, Goulds, Fla., and J. C. Bradley, Mineola; a sister, Mrs. W. E. Goins, Tyler and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 16, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Clinton Fouty “Clint” Paschall; d/o Robert Lonzo Bradley & Nancy Carolina “Rena” (Baker) Bradley

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Mrs. C. F. Paschall Funeral Services Are Held Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. C. F. Paschall, 48, who died Tuesday night at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Friday morning from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Ellington, Westover, Mass.; a grandson, Michael Ellington, Westover, Mass.; four brothers, Robert E. Bradley, Eagle Pass; G. S. Bradley, Longview; R. E. Bradley, Goulds, Fla., and J. C. Bradley, Mineola; a sister, Mrs. W. E. Goins, Tyler and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank L. Leathers, W. E. Percival, Otis Atkeisson, J. D. Kent, D. M. Wyatt and T. E. McGraw.

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Lovenia Merle (Bunch) Paschall
Jun 19, 1929 - Mar 26, 1973

Mrs. Paschall

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the David Clayton Funeral Chapel in Duncanville for Mrs. T. H. Paschall of Duncanville, who died Monday in Grand Prairie.

Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband Thomas H. Paschall of Duncanville; two sons, Charles Paschall and Gary Paschall, both of Duncanville; a daughter, Sandy Paschall of Duncanville, a brother, Lee Bunch of California.

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Mrs. Paschall

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana for Mrs. T. H. Paschall of Duncanville, who died Monday in Grand Prairie. Funeral services were at the David Clayton Funeral Chapel in Duncanville.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, a daughter, and a brother.

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William Thomas “Tom” Hill
May 26, 1885 - Jun 23, 1950

W. T. Hill Died Friday Morning; Rites Saturday

W. T. Hill, 65, retired auto-dealer and stockraiser, died Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, Waco, former pastor of the local church.

Surviving are two sons, J. T. Hill, Dallas, and H. L. Hill, band director, Corsicana High School; a granddaughter, a brother, A. S. Hill, Waco; a sister, Mrs. W. T. Harwell, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. R. Bush, James Lester Harwell, Earl Bush, Jr.; Jim Wilkerson, Taylor Wilkerson, George Rawson, Jr.; Bush Rawson and Bill Olsen.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun 23, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Clara A. (Bush) Hill; s/o James Lawrence “Jim” Hill & Martha Alice “Allie” (Love) Hill buried in Hopewell cemetery, Navarro county, Tx.

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W. T. Hill Rites Held Saturday; Burial Oakwood

Funeral services for W. T. Hill, 65, who died Friday are to be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery, Dr. Jared L. Cartlidge of Waco, former pastor officiates.

Hill had been a Corsicana resident, and was a retired automobile dealer and stock-raiser.

Surviving are two sons, J. T. Hill, Dallas, and H. L. Hill, band director, Corsicana High School; a granddaughter, a brother, A. S. Hill, Waco; a sister, Mrs. W. T. Harwell, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are J. R. Bush, James Lester Harwell, Earl Bush, Jr.; Jim Wilkerson, Taylor Wilkerson, George Rawson, Jr.; Bush Rawson and Bill Olsen.

Griffin Funeral Home directs.

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Alice Susan (Allison) Goodwin
Sep 8, 1879 - Apr 18, 1950

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Goodwin; Dies In Hospital

Mrs. Alice S. Goodwin, 70, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. B. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Mrs. Goodwin had resided in Navarro county 25 years.

Surviving are four sons, C. E. Goodwin, Oklahoma City, Okla.; L. Q. Goodwin, El Dorado, Ark.; J. R. Goodwin, Ada, Okla., and T. I. Goodwin, Littlefield, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Lettie Brashear, Fittstown, Okla., and Mrs. Marie Stockdill, Corpus Christi; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Joe Allison, Denver City, Texas.

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Funeral Rites For Mrs. Goodwin Held On Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice S. Goodwin, 70, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. B. Box, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.


Surviving are four sons, C. E. Goodwin, Oklahoma City, Okla.; L. Q. Goodwin, El Dorado, Ark.; J. R. Goodwin, Ada, Okla., and T. I. Goodwin, Littlefield, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Lettie Brashear, Fittstown, Okla., and Mrs. Marie Stockdill, Corpus Christi; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Joe Allison, Denver City.

Pallbearers were Travis K. Knight, Hylan Davis, Woodie Wilson, L. M. Buffalo, Eady Spain and T. B. Wheeler.

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James Watson Goodwin
Apr 17, 1891 - Jan 29, 1951

Cattleman Dies Of Heart Attack

Watson Goodwin, 59, cattle dealer of Tupelo, was stricken with a heart attack Monday night about 7:30, o’clock on East First avenue while en route home.

He was discovered slumped in his pick=up truck and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic. Goodwin resided with a sister, Mrs. D. C. Gatlin, at Tupelo.

A native Texan, he came to Navarro county as a small child with his father, the late G. T. Goodwin. Goodwin was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are a son, James Weeks Goodwin, Austin; two brothers, W. V. Goodwin, Fairfield, and O. C. Goodwin, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. L. S. Hosch, Corsicana, and Mrs. D. C. Gatlin, Tupelo; an aunt, Mrs. Ida Harwell, Corsicana and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Cummins, Ernest Cummins, Lucian Lockhart, B. W. Lee, Jim Frazier, R. B. Burdine and Roy Harrison.

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Watson Goodwin Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Watson Goodwin, 59, cattleman; who died with a heart attack Monday night while driving a pickup truck in East Corsicana, were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Goodwin was discovered slumped in his truck and was rushed to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic where he was pronounced dead on arrival. He was a native Texan and came to this area with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Goodwin, as a small child. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are a son, James Weeks Goodwin, Austin; two brothers, W. V. Goodwin, Fairfield, and O. C. Goodwin, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. L. S. Hosch, Corsicana, and Mrs. D. C. Gatlin, Tupelo; an aunt, Mrs. Ida Harwell, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hugh Cummins, Ernest Cummins, Lucian Lockhart, B. W. Lee, Jim Frazier, R. B. Burdine and Roy Harrison.

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James Weeks Goodwin
Mar 31, 1927 - Nov 7, 1963

James Goodwin Dies At Irving, Interment Here

James W. Goodwin, 36, native of Corsicana, died at his home in Irving Thursday afternoon of a heart attack. He was chief photographer and film lab technician for WFAA-TV, Dallas.

Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Colonial Funeral Home chapel in Irving with burial in Oakwood cemetery here at 2 p.m.

Goodwin was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Goodwin of Corsicana. He was reared by an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Weeks, at Mexia. He was a 1949 graduate of the University of Texas and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Lawanda, a son, Michael, and a daughter, Kathy Goodwin, all of Irving; grandmother, Mrs. R. A. Weeks, Gunter; uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Weeks, Mexia, and other relatives, including a cousin, Ed Goodwin, Corsicana.

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Hold Services James Goodwin

Graveside rites for James W. Goodwin, 36, who died of a heart attack Thursday afternoon at his home in Irving, were held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday at 2 p.m. C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, conducted the rites. An earlier service was held at the Colonial Funeral Home chapel in Irving Saturday at 10 a.m.

Native of Corsicana, he was reared in Mexia and was a graduate of the University of Texas. He was chief photographer and film lab technician for WFAA-TV Dallas. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Goodwin of Corsicana and was reared by an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Weeks at Mexia.

Surviving are his wife, Lawanda, a son, Michael, and a daughter, Kathy Goodwin, all of Irving; grandmother, Mrs. R. A. Weeks, Gunter; uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Weeks, Mexia, and other relatives, including a cousin, Ed Goodwin, Corsicana.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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William Franklin Goodwin
Jan 8, 1878 - Dec 1, 1959

Wm. F. Goodwin Dies In Dallas

Wm. F. Goodwin, 81, died in Dallas Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Dudley Hughes Funeral Chapel in Dallas with Rev. M. E. McGlannery of Fort Worth officiating. Graveside services will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Thursday at 2 p.m.

Surviving are a son, W. A. Goodwin, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. R. R. Owen, Corsicana and Mrs. T. A. Bandy, Port Arthur; two nephews, Abe Lincoln, Electra and Robert Owen, Dallas, a niece, Mrs. Don Kipp, Harlingen; and four grandchildren.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 2, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fayetta Johnston (Rothrock) Goodwin-Wilkinson; s/o Franklin Levi Goodwin & Sarah Elizabeth (Stover) Goodwin

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Wm. K. Goodwin Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Wm. K. Goodwin, 81, who died in Dallas Tuesday, were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Dudley Hughes Funeral Chapel in Dallas. Graveside rites were conducted at Oakwood cemetery here at 2 p.m. Thursday, with Rev. Robt Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating.

Surviving are a son, W. A. Goodwin, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. R. R. Owen, Corsicana and Mrs. T. A. Bandy, Port Arthur; two nephews, Abe Lincoln, Electra and Robert Owen, Dallas, a niece, Mrs. Don Kipp, Harlingen.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Carl Newton Young
Jun 26, 1896 - Oct 29, 1950

Carl N. Young Of Waco Dies Sunday; Funeral Tuesday

Carl N. Young, 54, died Sunday morning at his home in Waco.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church here with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church; Rev. Vernon Geeo, Rev. Mr. Andrews and Dr. J. I. Cartlidge.

A native of Abbott, Hill county, he was reared in Corsicana and was a well-known radio gospel singer. He had been choir director at a number of Waco church. He had resided in Waco 12 years.

Surviving are his wife, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Horace Wallin, Big Spring; a grandchild; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Young, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Floyd W. Griffin, Waco; Mrs. Jack Henry, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Joe Rehders, Jr., Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Boice Dickerson, Boyd Dickerson, W. L. Robinson, W. B. Bradshaw, Rufus Pevehouse, Mack Phillips, Tell Woodall and Lloyd Flanary.

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Carl N. Young Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services for Carl N. Young, 54, who died at his home in Waco Sunday, were held from the First Baptist church here Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church; Rev. Vernon Geeo, Rev. Andrews, and Dr. J. I. Cartlidge.

A native of Abbott, Hill county, Young was a well-known radio gospel singer, and was choir director of several Waco churches. He was reared in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Horace Wallin, Big Spring; a grandchild; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Young, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Floyd W. Griffin, Waco; Mrs. Jack Henry, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Joe Rehders, Jr., Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Boice Dickerson, Boyd Dickerson, W. B. Bradshaw, Rufus Pevehouse, Tell Woodall and Lloyd Flanary, Dr. W. K. Logsdon and Glen Kiddle.

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Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Young
Sep 27, 1875 - Aug 28, 1954

Ben F. Young Dies Saturday; Rites Sunday

Ben F. Young, 78, retired guard at American Well and Prospecting Company, new Bethlehem Supply Company, died at his home 1319 West Ninth avenue early Saturday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church, and Lamoin Champ, education director of the First Baptist church.

Young was a member of the First Baptist church and had been an Odd Fellow more than 30 years.

A native of Abbott, Hill county, he taught school in Hill county before coming to Navarro county. He had resided in Frost several years before moving to Corsicana 36 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Griffin, Waco; Mrs. Eleanor Henry, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Joe Rehders, Jr., Grand Prairie; and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jennie Young, Coahoma; three granddaughters, Mrs. Horace Wallin, Coahoma; Mrs. Reese Lallmer, Waco and Eleanor Rehders, Grand Prairie; two grandsons, F. W. Griffin, Jr., Waxahachie, and Joe Rehders, III, Grand Prairie; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Will Young, Maude, Okla., and R. C. Young, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Bason, Asher, Okla., and Mrs. Annie Vallines, Maude, Okla., and other relatives.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63. IOOF, will have charge of the rites at the grave.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 28, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lottie Louisa (Wooten) Young married Aug. 16, 1894; s/o Benjamin Franklin Young & Elizabeth/Adeliah (Reese) Young (birth record says Elizabeth Reese death certificate says Adeliah Reece)

Gertrude Lee (Bullock) Shults-Fuller-Amaye
Jul 16, 1896 - Oct 7, 1970

Amaye Rites Set Thursday

Mrs. Gertrude Amaye, 74, native of Frost, died early Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Schultz officiating. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by her husband Lupe Amaye of Corsicana; five sons, Earl and Paul Schultz, both of Corsicana, John Schultz of Freeport, Audie Schultz of Wyoming, and Doyle Fuller of Tyler; three daughters, Mrs. Ida Mae McCasland of Colorado, Mrs. Inez Santos of Ennis and Mrs. Bobbie Clark of Sherman; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct 7, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Robert Luther Shults married Sep. 17, 1913 2nd husband Robert Lee Fuller married Aug 8, 1938 3rd husband Lupe Amaye; d/o Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Bullock & Susan Elizabeth (Henderson) Bullock

Frances Ethel (Gable) Rochelle
Jan 10, 1887 - May 10, 1950

Mrs. W. J. Rochelle Dies Wednesday In Washington

Mrs. W. J. Rochelle Dies Wednesday night following a stroke Monday evening.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Methodist church, with Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor officiating. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Dallas Saturday morning.

A native of Dawson, Mrs. Rochelle spent most of her life in Navarro county. She taught school in Coolidge prior to her marriage.

The family resided in Corsicana many years before going to Austin where her husband was connected with the Texas insurance commission and for the past 15 years in Washington with the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Corsicana, however, was the official residence of the Rochelles.

Surviving are her husband, W. J. Rochelle; a son, W. J. Rochelle, Jr., Dallas attorney; two grandsons, two brothers, H. E. Gable, retired superintendent of the Highland Park schools, Highland Park, and Dr. J. J. Gable, Vista, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. C. P. Lilly, Dallas and Mrs. K. L. McKeown, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. W. J. Rochelle Funeral Services Planned Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. J. Rochelle, Sr., 63, who died in Washington Wednesday night will be held from the First Methodist church Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

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

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

Mrs. Rochelle suffered a stroke Monday night.

A native of Dawson, Mrs. Rochelle resided in Corsicana for a number of years before the family went to Austin where her husband was connected with the Texas Insurance Commission before going to Washington with the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. The family’s official residence has been Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, W. J. Rochelle; a son, W. J. Rochelle, Jr., Dallas attorney; two grandsons, two brothers, H. E. Gable, retired superintendent of the Highland Park schools, Highland Park, and Dr. J. J. Gable, Vista, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. C. P. Lilly, Dallas and Mrs. K. L. McKeown, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. Harry Jack and Phillip I. Palmer, both of Dallas; Festus A. Pierce, J. N. Garitty, N. Suttle Roberts, Emmett Hall and J. Floyd Smith.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. W. J. Rochelle Funeral Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. J. Rochelle, 63, who died in Washington Wednesday night, were held from the First Methodist Church Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church. Mrs. Rochelle suffered a stroke Monday night.

The body lay in state at the church from 2:30 to 3 p.m.

A native of Dawson, Mrs. Rochelle resided in Corsicana many years before the family went to Austin where her husband was with the Texas Insurance Commission, and later with the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in Washington. Corsicana was the official residence of the family while in Austin and Washington.

Surviving are her husband, W. J. Rochelle; a son, W. J. Rochelle, Jr., Dallas attorney; two grandsons, two brothers, H. E. Gable, retired superintendent of the Highland Park schools, Highland Park, and Dr. J. J. Gable, Vista, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. C. P. Lilly, Dallas and Mrs. K. L. McKeown, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews..

Pallbearers were W. Harry Jack and Phillip I. Palmer, both of Dallas; Festus A. Pierce, J. N. Garitty, N. Suttle Roberts, Emmett Hall and J. Floyd Smith.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Minnie Lavinia (Clowe) Mowlam
Oct 5, 1875 - Apr 17, 1950

Mrs. W. A. Mowlam Dies On Monday; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. W. A. Mowlam, 74, longtime Corsicana resident, died at her home, 701 West Park Avenue, Monday evening following a heart attack. She had been ill for several weeks. Her condition became serious during the week-end.

Funeral services will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the family plot in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. William A’Costa, rector of the church of which she had been a member since early childhood.

Mrs. Mowlam was born in Manchester, England, October 5, 1875, and came to America in 1882. Two years later she came to Corsicana with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. William Clowe, pioneer florists.

She was active in church work and was a long-time member of the History Club and other organizations in the community.

Surviving are two sons, Wm. V. Mowlam, Navarro county surveyor, Corsicana and Arthur Mowlam, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. T. S. Gachex, Neptune Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Robert Amason, Corpus Christi; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. A. Clowe, J. Raymond Clow, Harry A. Clowe, Jr., Leo Gourley, John W. Gaches, Wm. W. Mowlam, Jr., H. D. Johnson, H. E. Metcalf, George Hudson, W. P. McCammon, L. G. Kerr, W. A. Frey, Robert Watt, Dr. Dan B. Hamill, Earl W. Ellis, C. W. Taylor, B. L. Sanders, Edgar Wareing, vesterymen of the church and friends.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. W. A. Mowlam Funeral Services Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. A. Mowlam, 74, who died at her home, 701 West Park avenue Monday night, were held Wednesday afternoon from St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial was at the family plot in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. William A’Costa, rector of the church. Mrs. Mowlam was a life-long member of the Episcopal church, and was active in church and other circles for many years.

A native of Manchester, England, she came to America in 1882 with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. William Clowe, and to Corsicana two years later.

Mrs. Mowlam had been ill for some time, but suffered a heart attack Friday night.

Surviving are two sons, Wm. V. Mowlam, Navarro county surveyor, Corsicana and Arthur Mowlam, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. T. S. Gachex, Neptune Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Robert Amason, Corpus Christi; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were W. A. Clowe, J. Raymond Clow, Harry A. Clowe, Jr., Leo Gourley, John W. Gaches, Wm. W. Mowlam, Jr., H. D. Johnson, H. E. Metcalf, George Hudson, W. P. McCammon, L. G. Kerr, W. A. Frey, Robert Watt, Dr. Dan B. Hamill, Earl W. Ellis, C. W. Taylor, B. L. Sanders, Edgar Wareing, vesterymen of the church and friends.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Erving Eugene Sandlin
Feb 20, 1890 - Feb 7, 1950

E. E. Sandlin Dies At Family Home Tuesday Morning

E. E. Sandlin, 61, retired Southern Pacific Lines employee, died at his home, 304 West Fifth Ave., Tuesday morning following a stroke suffered Saturday. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 P. M. from the Griffin Funeral Home. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Native of Glen Rose, Sandlin was a pumper for the Southern Pacific Lines at it lake southeast of Corsicana for 36 years before his retirement. He had been a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF since April 16, 1918.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Clarence and Woodrow Sandlin, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Clara Holst, Galveston; two brothers, N. J. Sandlin, Petersburg, Va., and four grandchildren.

The Odd Fellows will have charge of the rites at the grave.

Pallbearers will be Odd Fellows.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 7, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ruby (Tucker) Sandlin 2nd wife Martha Elizabeth “Betty” (Patrick) Sandlin married Dec. 19, 1915 s/o Jonathan David Sandlin and Sarah Caroline (Littleton) Sandlin

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E. E. Sandlin Dies Tuesday; Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for E. E. Sandlin, 61, retired Southern Pacific Lines pumper, who died Tuesday were held Wednesday afternoon from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Glen Rose, Sandlin worked for the railroad 36 years before his retirement. He had been an Odd Fellow since 1918.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Clarence and Woodrow Sandlin, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Clara Holst, Galveston; two brothers, N. J. Sandlin, Petersburg, Va., and four grandchildren.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, had charge of the graveside rites.

Pallbearers were Rex Bailey, John C. Hughes, Sims Hagler, A. A. Copeland, J. F. Ewing and Sam Gordon.

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Married Two Couples Sunday.

Rev. A. E. Walker, pastor of the Church of Christ, married two couples Sunday. The firs was Mr. E. E. Sandlin and Miss Bettie Patrick, who live near Corsicana, and the second was Dr. W. J. Baze of Barry and Miss Ora Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Fish Tank No. 1.

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Jonathan David Sandlin
Oct 5, 1855 - Jun 23, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. D. SANDLIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. D. Sandlin, aged 70 years, who died Wednesday night, were held at
Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. The deceased has been a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge for a number of years and subordinate Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., Corsicana had charge of the services.

Mr. Sandlin died at the residence of his son, E. E. Sandlin, near the Beaton Pump Station.

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Sarah Caroline (Littleton) Sandlin
Aug 9, 1852 - Dec 19, 1920

Died.

Mrs. Caroline Sandlin, wife of J. D. Sandlin, residing two miles south of Corsicana, died yesterday morning at 8 o’clock and was buried from Sutherland undertaking parlors this morning at 10 o’clock. Mrs. Sandlin was sixty-eight years of age and besides her husband is survived by a son. The pallbearers were Dr. E. A. Johnson, W. T. Parker, John C. Hughes, W. H. Shugart and Joe Wilson.

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Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Patrick) Sandlin
Dec 17, 1895 - Jul 12, 1978

Married Two Couples Sunday.

Rev. A. E. Walker, pastor of the Church of Christ, married two couples Sunday. The firs was Mr. E. E. Sandlin and Miss Bettie Patrick, who live near Corsicana, and the second was Dr. W. J. Baze of Barry and Miss Ora Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Fish Tank No. 1.

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A. Margaret (Burleson) Murray
Jul 29, 1907 - Oct 1, 1952

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Murray

Mrs. Margaret Burleson Murray died in Dallas Wednesday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Robert E. Goodrich, Jr., Dallas minister.

Surviving are three brothers, Joe T., Harry M. and Sam H. Burleson and four sisters, Mrs. I. L. McKamy, Mrs. Vickie Burleson Dodd, Mrs. John A. Schrimpf, and Mrs. Howell R. Adair, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

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Gladys (Harvard) Collins
Jan 17, 1898 - Jun 2, 1952

Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Collins

Mrs. Gordon Collins, 54, died at her home, 2113 West Second avenue, at 5 p.m. Monday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of First Baptist church of Corsicana, officiating. Interment will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Alvia Harwell of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. N. Horn of Old Ocean; a brother, Garland Harvard of Parmer; a grandson, David Harwell, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be B. F. Wright, John Farish, Fred Wood, Bryan Harwell, Joe Rehders and Mack Bell.

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Gordon C. Collins
Aug 15, 1892 - Jun 16, 1959

Gordon Collins Services Held

Services were to be held from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m. Wednesday for Gordon C. Collins who died early Tuesday morning at the age of 66. A painter, he died at his home, 1614 Columbia.

Rites were to be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of First Baptist church, with burial in Hopewell cemetery at Navarro.

Collins was a native of Navarro and had spent most of his life in this area.

The survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Alvis J. Harwell; two grandsons, David and Bruce Harwell, all of Corsicana; a brother, Grady Collins of Sweeny; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Eggleston of Cayuga and Mrs. Pauline Horn of Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be Fred Roberts, Fred Wood, C. O. Curington, Joe Rehders, Claude Absher, Pete Goodin, Dr. E. H. Newton and Jerry Roe.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jun 17, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • 1st wife Gladys (Harvard) Collins married Oct. 2, 1920 2nd wife Mabel (Marsh) Collins s/o Joseph Baugh “Joe” Collins & Minta Blanche (Middlebrooks) Collins (Minta Blanch is buried in Grape Creek cemetery)

Ruby (Harvard) Collins
Feb 25, 1893 - Sep 26, 1975

Mrs. Collins

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hopewell Cemetery for Mrs. J. W. (Ruby) Collins, resident of Gainesville. Rev. Frank Shirley will officiate.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home here.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the George A. Collins Chapel in Gainesville.

She was a native of Navarro and resident of Gainesville 30 years.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1956.

Survivors include a son, Richard Collins of Monahan; a daughter, Mrs. Vernon Beeler of Gainesville; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Fannin Knight of Dallas and Mrs. Oliver Forbes of Navarro.

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Laura B. (Collins) Allen
Sep 7, 1866 - Sep 15, 1953

Mrs. J. F. Allen Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. John F. Allen, 87, of Navarro, who died at her home Tuesday afternoon, were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery.

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

A native of Ohio, Mrs. Allen came to Texas as a child and had resided in Navarro more than 80 years.

She became ill September 7, her 87th birthday.

Surviving are four sons, S. W., C. H. and J. C. Allen, all of Corsicana and J. T. Allen, Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter Mrs. Ella Jackson, Corsicana; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jack Bressie, Orville Capehart, Hugh Blair Fouty, Enos Hutson, J. W. McKenna and Frank Wilson

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Pauline (Collins) Horn
Dec 28, 1899 - Oct 31, 1963

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Horn

Graveside rites for Mrs. Pauline Horn, 62, who died in Houston Wednesday morning, were held at the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Earlier services had been held Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Heights Funeral Chapel in Houston.

Mrs. Horn had resided at Houston for 30 years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Pearl Eggleston, Cayuga; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 31, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Henry Horn married Mar 1, 1923; d/o Joseph Baugh “Joe” Collins & Minta Blanche (Middlebrooks) Collins (Minta Blanch is buried in Grape Creek cemetery)

Roy Buress Poteet
May 7, 1893 - Sep 10, 1952

Roy B. Poteet Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Roy B. Poteet, 56, who died early Wednesday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

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

Surviving are three sons, Leroy Poteet, Navarro; Will Poteet, Houston, and Ray Poteet, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Moorehead and Mrs. Robert Watkins, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Earl Watkins, Emhouse, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Orvil Capehart, Malcom Smith, Henry Hood, Alvin McCarter, Claude Bailey and Bob Borden.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 11, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Hannah Bell (Murphy) Poteet buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery married Oct. 31, 1917 s/o James Edmond Monroe “Jim” Poteet and Alice Amanda (Click) Poteet buried in Chico Cemetery, Chico, Tx.

Jimmie Lou (Muns) Holcomb
Nov 11, 1894 - May 11, 1977

Mrs. Holcomb

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Roy Holcomb, 62, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Bob Gaines and the Rev. Kenward Goode will officiate, with burial following at Petty’s Chapel Cemetery. She was a native and lifelong resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Effie Bryant and Mrs. Stella Jones, both of Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. Bunny Miller of Little Rock, Ark., and two nephews, Nebon C. Muns of Natchitoches, La. and Claburn Jones of St. Charles, Mo.

Pallbearers are Nebon C. Mun, Jr., Claburn Jones, Bill Sherrard, Lee Roy Robinson, Gaylord Miller, Roy Holcomb and Trey Holcomb.

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Roy Lee Holcomb
Feb 27, 1895 - Mar 6, 1970

Roy Holcomb Dies Friday

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Roy Holcomb, 74, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

He was a member of the Baptist Church and had resided in Corsicana for 70 years.

The Rev. James E. McKee will officiate and interment will be in Petty’s Chapel Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Bert Garland of Corsicana, Mrs. Estelle Hines of Athens and Mrs. Vivian Hale of Dayton.

Pallbearers will be Brey and Roy Don Holcomb, Clayborn Jones, Bodie Thornton, Norman Gilcrease, Clyde Laudamy, Hubert Joyner, Douglas Liles, Lloyd Averitt, Sam Nichols, Norman Bryant and Bert Garland.

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Holcomb Rites

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Roy Holcomb who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. He was a Baptist and had been a resident of Corsicana for 70 years. The rites were conducted by the Rev. James McKee, with interment in Petty’s Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife and three sisters.

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Malissa George (Sharp) Lyons
Nov 1, 1885 - Nov 30, 1976

Mrs. Lyons

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. C. H. (Malissa) Lyons, 91, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

The Revs. Harold Lansford, Mickey Loftis, and David Hale will officiate with burial at the Petty’s Chapel Cemetery.

A native of Petty’s Chapel, she had lived in Corsicana since 1920. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Banks Lyons of Corsicana and Aubrey Lyons of Duncan Okla.; five daughters, Mrs. John Bennett, Mrs. R. A. Henderson and Mrs. John Hillhouse, all of Corsicana, Mrs. V. C. (Dick) Chitwood of Ennis and Mrs. Tom Lassiter of Corpus Christi; six grand children, eight great-grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers. Sons-in-law will be honorary pallbearers.

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Mary Jane (Robinson) Muns
Sep 7, 1874 - Mar 31, 1953

Mrs. N. C. Muns Expires Tuesday

Mrs. N. C. Muns, Sr., 78, died in Memorial Hospital early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. S. E. Hopkins, pastor of the Cross Roads Baptist church at Cayuga, former pastor of the Petty’s Chapel Baptist church of which Mrs. Muns had been a member 63 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Roy Holcomb and Mrs. Willie Ficklin, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Claborn Jones, Van, and Mrs. Norman Bryant, Little Rock, Ark.; three grandchildren; three brothers, H. R. and R. L. Robinson, both of Corsicana, and W. H. Robinson, Canton; a sister, Ethel Sapp, Odessa, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jake Cook, Ed Howell, Clyde Heifner, Harold Blankinship, Sr.; Reuben Tucker and Lloyd Chambliss.

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Alice Emelia (Bye) Robinson
Mar 22, 1882 - Apr 2, 1971

Mrs. Robinson

Mrs. W. H. (Alice) Robinson, 88, Dallas resident died there early Friday. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Rosenquist officiating. Burial will be in the Petty’s Chapel Cemetery.

She is survived by four sons, L. R. Robinson, Corsicana; Mauel and W. T. Robinson, both of Cedar Creek, and M. D. Robinson of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Davis, Corsicana, and Mrs. Katie Ray, Kaufman; 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Nettie Virginia (Barlow) Robinson
Jan 27, 1891 - Oct 26, 1976

Mrs. Robinson

Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Nettie V. Robinson, 85, resident of Corsicana, who died this morning at Mel-Haven Nursing Home.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Robinson of Corsicana and James Robinson of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Miller Milligan of Kirvin; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four brothers, Bob Barlow and Double Barlow both of San Benito, Leroy Barlow and Bill Barlow both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Sikes, Mrs. Kate Pate and Mrs. Normaree Robinson, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Julia Marr of Barry; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Robinson

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Nettie V. Robinson, 85, resident of Corsicana.

The Revs Maurice McLeroy and Ken Scott were to officiate with burial following at Petty’s Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Bill C. Barlow, Jimmie Barlow, Lawrence Howard Marr, Kenneth Milligan, Edwin Milligan and Curtis Penney.

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Mattie M. (Sutherland) Woster
Apr 30, 1866 - Jan 17, 1953

Monday Services For Mrs. Woster

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Woster, 84, who died in El Paso early Friday, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Mrs. Woster formerly resided in the Petty’s Chapel community.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna Akins, El Paso and Mrs. Johnny Ross, Phoenix, Ariz.; a niece, Mrs. C. H. Lyons, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Bragg, Harold Blankinship, Harold Blankinship, Jr.; Banks Lyons, Dick Chitwood and Fred Richards

McCammon will direct.

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Services Monday For Mrs. Woster

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Woster, 84, who died in El Paso early Friday were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Petty’s Chapel Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of North Side Baptist church. Burial was in Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna Akins, El Paso and Mrs. Johnny Ross, Phoenix, Ariz.; a niece, Mrs. C. H. Lyons, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Bragg, Harold Blankinship, Harold Blankinship, Jr.; Banks Lyons, Dick Chitwood and Fred Richards

McCammon directed.

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Mattie M. (Sutherland) Woster
Apr 30, 1866 - Jan 17, 1953

Former Resident Dies At El Paso

Mrs. Mattie Woster, 84, former resident of the Petty’s Chapel community, died in El Paso early Friday morning.

The body is expected to be returned to Corsicana for burial, but arrangements were incomplete early Friday afternoon, relatives said.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna Akins, El Paso, and Mrs. Johnny Ross, Phoenix, Ariz.; a niece, Mrs. C. H. Lyons, Corsicana and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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George Lafayette Lane
Jul 15, 1872 - Jan 3, 1952

Saturday Rites For George Lane

Funeral services for George E. Lane, 79, retired farmer, who died in Port Arthur Thursday night, were held from the Griffin Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. G. R. Evans, Mexia Baptist minister.

A native of Tennessee, Lane came to Navarro county at the age of five years and resided in and near Corsicana until he moved to Port Arthur, a few weeks ago.

Surviving are his wife of Port Arthur: two daughters, Mrs. Ira Davis, Purdon, and Mrs. Mary Lovelady, Port Arthur; a son, Andrew F. Lane, Sweetwater; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers, J. F. Lane, Wortham, and J. J. Lane, Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Mary F. Reid, El Paso, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Archie D. Lane, Frankie K. Lane, Bobby Whittenberg, Cecil W. Hamilton, Clifton R. Toepperwein and Odie Milton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan 5, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Ether (Cope) Lane; s/o Elias Lane & Amanda Louise “Mandy” (Fielder) Lane buried in Old Pursley Cemetery

Sarah Ether (Cope) Lane
Feb 6, 1876 - Sep 1, 1965

Friday Rites For Mrs. Lane

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ether Lane, 89, wife of the late George L. Lane, who died in the Navarro clinic Wednesday night, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Shady Grove Baptist church. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Evans and Rev. Wiley Smith.

Surviving are a son, A. F. Lane, Sweetwater; two daughters, Mrs. I. A. Davis, Purdon, and Mrs. M. A. Lovelady, Port Arthur; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bobby Whittenburg, Frank Lane, E. C. Whittenburg, Bobby Lane, A. H. Murray, L. C. Warren, J. D. Lane and A. J. Lane.

Griffin directed.

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Minnie Mae (Bentley) Bentley
May 10, 1875 - Jun 19, 1952

Mrs. Bentley Dies Here Wednesday

Mrs. Minnie M. Bentley, 77, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Burleson.

Surviving are her husband, J. F. Bentley, Corsicana; four sons, A. D. Bentley, Roane; John O. Bentley, Iowa, La.; Arthur C. Bentley, Herford, and Clyde A. Bentley, Alice; a daughter, Miss Nora A. Bentley, Corsicana; a brother, L. D. Bentley, Coeveta, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Joel Sink, Houston; Mrs. Fannie King, Los Angeles; Mrs. Charles Schmidt, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Green Patrick, Purdon; 15 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were nephews.

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Jessie Green (Copeland) Teague-Crider
May 4, 1883 - Jan 20, 1952

Mrs. Crowder Of Port Arthur Dies

Mrs. Jessie Crowder, 88, died of a heart attack in Port Arthur Saturday night.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday from the Pursley Church of Christ. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Max T. Neal, Church of Christ minister of Waco, formerly of Dawson.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Crowder resided most of her life in the Dawson community prior to moving to Port Arthur seven years ago.

Surviving are a son, Fred Teague, Port Arthur; two grandsons, two granddaughters; a brother, Fred M. Copeland, county commissioner, Pursley, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Homer Butler, John Butler, Charles Copeland, Miller Norwood, Dewey Renfro and Ted Hull.

Wolfe directed.

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Mary Elizabeth (Taylor) Bolen
Apr 6, 1866 - Apr 11, 1956

Mrs. M. E. Bolen Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Aunt Mollie) Bolen, aged 90 years, died in Powell Wednesday night where she has resided for the past six years.

Funeral services will be held at the Pursley Baptist church Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Pursley cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Elkhart Baptist minister, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Bolen resided at Pursley for many years before moving to Powell.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. D. T. Ray, Powell; Mrs. Jimmie Henson, Pea Ridge, Ark., and Mrs. J. W. York, Corsicana; 21 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Henri Myrtle (Anderson) Rutland
Jan 7, 1893 - Aug 21, 1964

Mrs. Rutland Dies Friday

Mrs. Myrtle A. Rutland, 70, native of Pursley, died of a heart attack at her home, 1603 Griggs, Dallas, Friday.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Pursley cemetery. She was a Methodist.

Mrs. Rutland had resided in Dallas 40 years. She was the daughter of the late Thomas A. Anderson and Josephine Pursley Anderson of Pursley.

Surviving are three brothers, A. B. Anderson, Route 1, Purdon; H. O. Anderson, Hillsboro, and O. F. Anderson, Azle; a sister, Mrs. C. E. Johnson, Houston.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Connie Alvatice Wright
Aug 3, 1883 - Feb 28, 1956

Wright Services Planned Thursday

C. A. Wright, 72, stricken with a heart attack Tuesday afternoon on North Beaton street, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Navarro Clinic at 5:45 p.m. in a Griffin ambulance.

Funeral services will be held from the Pursley Church of Christ Thursday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Pursley cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Earl Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ, and Paul Johnson, minister of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

Surviving are four sons, Erven Wright, Los Angeles; Denver Wright, Corsicana; Elven and Conrad Wright, both of Fort Worth; seven daughters, Mrs. Wilner Patterson, Teague; Mrs. Velna Newman, Corsicana; Miss Alma Wright, and Mrs. Zelma Swalm, both of Fort Worth; Mrs. Erma Christiansen, Los Angeles; Mrs. Verna Gray, Kansas City, Kan., and Mrs. Gaynelle Gray, Tyler; six brothers, Joe Wright, Dallas; Lonnie and Cortez Wright, both of Corsicana; Donald Wright, Blooming Grove; Mont Wright, Mildred and Noah Wright, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Graves, Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be F. A. Bunch, Joe Bunch, Willie Bunch, Roy Bunch, Charles Bunch, Bonnie Bunch, A. B. Tanner and John Mahoney.

Griffin will direct.

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Hoyt Odom Fondren
Aug 8, 1897 - Feb 20, 1950

Dawson Resident Dies With Heart Attack Monday

DAWSON, Feb. 21.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Hoyt Odom Fondren, 53, who died near Hubbard late Monday following a heart attack, will be held from the First Methodist church here at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Fondren’s car swerved off the road on Highway 31 near Hubbard and witnesses said it careened about 600 feet before overturning in a ditch. Fondren lived only a few minutes after the accident.

Cecil Stewart, justice of the peace, and a physician said that death apparently was from a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, a small daughter, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie F. Fondren, all of Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Roy Mitcham, Stancell, and two brothers, Charles and Herman Fondren, both of Dawson.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 21, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nora Aurora (Cleveland) Fondren married Oct. 7, 1939; s/o Charles F. “Charlie” Fondren & Dora Loyd (Williams) Fondren

Dora Loyd (Williams) Fondren
Sep 28, 1876 - Sep 27, 1962

Mrs. Fondren Dies Thursday

DAWSON, Sept. 28—(Spl)—Mrs. Dora L. Fondren, of Dawson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Mitcham, in Hubbard Thursday, one day before her 88th birthday. She was a native of Jacksonville.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church here with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church in Kerens, and Rev. Roy Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church in Hubbard. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

She was married to the late Charles F. Fondren in Jacksonville, December 29, 1892. She had lived here for 55 years.

Surviving are two sons, Herman and Charlie Fondren, both of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Mitcham; four grandchildren, Mrs. Sharon Mans, Brandon; Mrs. Carolyn Humphries, Houston; Billy Roy Mitcham and Joe Charles Mitcham, both of Hubbard; two great-grandchildren, a brother, C. P. Williams, Mabank, and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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Wanda Jean (Prater) Branham
Nov 24, 1936 - Mar 7, 2010

 
Mrs. Wanda Jean (Prater) Branham, 73, of Garland, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010 at a Dallas hospital. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 10 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Les Mantonya officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at the funeral home prior to the services on Wednesday. Mrs. Branham was born November 28, 1936 in Houston to Marvin James and Gladys(Garrison) Prater. As a child, she lived in Oregon and California before moving back to Texas in 1949. She married Donald Dwaine Branham in 1952 and they lived in Los Angeles off and on for 13 years from 1954-67 before moving back to Texas and settling in Garland. Mrs. Branham was a homemaker and also secretary and bookkeeper for her husband's paint contracting business. She was an accomplished bowler who bowled in several leagues and loved shopping and most of all taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Donald Dwaine Branham of Garland; two sons, Donald Dwaine Branham Jr. and wife, Karen of Malakoff and Mark Alan Branham and wife, Brenda of Dallas; two daughters, Wanda Gale Schmidt and husband, Gary of Oak Point and Kelli Renee Rhodes of Garland; two brothers, Richard Prater of Orange County, California and Gary Prater of Magnolia; a sister, Marilyn Moreno of Houston; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jerry Branham, Darrell Branham, Randy Branham, Nick Maloney, Bobby French and Brian Dickinson.

Notes:

  • Wade Funeral Home – Hubbard, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Donald Dwaine Branham, Sr. d/o Marvin James Prater and Gladys (Garrison) Prater

Donald Dwain Branham, Sr.
May 4, 1934 - Jul 5, 2010
 
Donald Dwaine Branham, 76, of Garland, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010 at his home after a long courageous battle with leukemia. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 7 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Les Mantonya officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at the funeral home prior to the services on Wednesday. Donald was born May 4, 1934 in Dawson, one of five children born to Otho and Alice (Scott) Branham. He grew up in the Dawson area and married Wanda Jean Prater in 1952. They lived in Los Angeles off and on for 13 years from 1954-67 where they both worked in aviation aeronomics before moving back to Texas and settling in Garland. After learning a new trade with his brother Jim, he became a successful independent paint contractor. From the time he spent as a young boy plowing behind a horse, Donald developed a love for horses that led to his passion for horse racing. Becoming an avid fan of horse racing, he attended races over the years at tracks in California, New Mexico, Mexico and Louisiana and for the past five years had become a fixture at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Donald was a devoted family man and was very dedicated and loyal to his extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, of 57 years, Wanda Branham on March 7, 2010 and two sisters, Juanita French and Margaret Dickinson. Survivors include two sons, Dwaine Branham and wife, Karen of Malakoff and Mark Branham and wife, Brenda of Dallas; two daughters, Wanda Gale Schmidt and husband, Gary of Oak Point and Kelli Renee Rhodes and fiancé, Robin Todd of Frisco; two brothers, Jim Branham and wife, Ophelia of Lake Tawakoni and Steve Branham and wife, Pat of Arlington; two brothers-in-law, Richard Prater of Orange County, California and Gary Prater of Houston; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Moreno of Houston; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be grandsons Jory Sutherland, Jon Rhodes and Chris Rhodes and nephews Darrel Branham, Randy Branham and Jerry Branham.

Notes:

  • Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Wanda Jean (Prater) Branham; s/o Otho Branham & Alice (Scott) Branham

Samuel Thomas Prater, Sr.
Dec 29, 1879 - Oct 28, 1950

Dawson Services Monday Afternoon For Wreck Victim

DAWSON, Oct. 30.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Sam Prather, 70, long-time resident of this section, were held from the First Methodist church here Monday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Prather, carpenter and land-owner, died in the Hillcrest Hospital in Waco early Saturday night following an automobile crash near Hubbard cemetery on Highway 31 at 6 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Trussell were seriously hurt and their seven-weeks-old daughter, Mary Trussell of Mt. Calm is in a critical condition in the Hillcrest hospital from injuries sustained in the same mishap.

Prather resided in the Brushy Prairie community for many years before moving to Dawson.

Survivors include his wife of Dawson, four daughters, a son, several grandchildren, and other relatives including a sister, Mrs. Cottongame of Dawson.

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Anna Maudie (Ryan) Prater
Mar 12, 1884 - Oct 27, 1965

Mrs. Prater, 81, Rites Friday

COOLIDGE, Oct. 29. (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Maude Prater, 81, of Garland a former Coolidge resident, who died Wednesday in a Garland hospital, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church here with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Earl Batey.

Native of Arkansas, she moved to Garland several years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist church here.

Surviving are six stepsons, Virgil Prater, Corsicana; Melvin Prater, Dallas; Lee Prater, Ed Couch; Jerry Prater, Lake Jackson; Hillard Prater, Jacksonville; Wilson Prater, McAllen; three step-daughters, Mrs. A. J. Stewart, Fort Worth; Mrs. Robert Templeton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ervin Roloff, Dallas; 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Wilmer Cottrell
Aug 6, 1895 - Jun 7, 1972

W. Cottrell

DAWSON—Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Church of God and Christ in Dawson for Wilmer Cottrell, 77, of Dawson who was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Wednesday evening.

Elder L. C. Coleman will officiate. Arrangements will be handled by Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro county and a life time resident of Dawson. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gradis Cole, Dawson; two sons, Vernon Cottrell and David Cottrell of Dallas, a sister, Mrs. Lydia Porter, Dawson; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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W. Cottrell

DAWSON—Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Church of God and Christ in Dawson for Wilmer Cottrell, 77, of Dawson. Burial was in Dawson Cemetery and Elder L. C. Coleman officiated.

Survivors include a daughter, two sons, a sister, 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

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Nannie (Hopkins) Cottrell
Apr 1, 1889 - Dec 31, 1971

Mrs. Cottrell

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Church of God in Christ in Dawson for Mrs. Nannie Cottrell, 83, a Dawson native who died Tuesday night in Memorial Hospital. Elder L. C. Coleman, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery. Funeral services are under the direction of the Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Mrs. Cottrell was a member of the Church of God in Christ since 1937 and served as mother of the church. She was treasurer of the Young People Willing Workers for over 30 years.

Her husband, Almer Cottrell, died in 1958.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ova Dean Davis of Chicago, Ill.; a step-son, Robby Williams of Denton; a brother, Robby Williams of Denton; a brother, Rev. R. C. Hopkins of Dawson; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Dr. Harlon R. Powell of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Cottrell

DAWSON—Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of God in Christ in Dawson for Mrs. Nannie Cottrell, 83, of Dawson. Elder L. C. Coleman officiated and burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, a step-son, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

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Leona (Simmons) Jones
Dec 17, 1899 - Dec 31, 1971

Mrs. Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Leona Jones, 72, Dawson, were at 2 p.m. today at Calhoun Funeral Home. The Rev. J. C. Bristow and the Rev. James Chambers, Jehovah’s Witnesses ministers, officiated. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery. She died Dec. 31, in Memorial Hospital.

A native of Caddo Parrish, La., she is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Leeless Roberson, Mrs. Georgia Lee Cottrell and Mrs. Ella Clark, all of Dawson, and Mrs. Lillian Harris of Midland; two brothers, Alfred Simmons of Dawson and Roscoe Simmons of Roaring Spring; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Frank Eugene Dawson
Sep 4, 1908 - Oct 8, 1972

F. E. Dawson

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Frank Eugene Dawson, 64, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Claude Parrish, Church of Christ, will officiate, and burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

He was a native of Dawson, crew foreman for Texas Power and Light, and a member of the Westside Church of Christ.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; two sons, Dwain Dawson of Dallas, and Jimmy Dawson of Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Karon Dawson of Corsicana; five grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Dawson of Hillsboro and Fred Dawson of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Crumb of Waco, Mrs. Jack Howard of Irving, and Mrs. Ronald Moses of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Gene Hellums, Embry Ferguson, Rollin Harris, Roy Bailey, Pat Gorman and Fred Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be employes of Texas Power and Light.

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Lewis Lee Dawson
Sep. 1, 1900 - Apr. 19, 1958

Funeral Rites For L. L. Dawson

DAWSON, April 21—(Spl.)—Rites were held Sunday afternoon here for Lewis Lee Dawson, 57, who died at his home Saturday afternoon.

Services were held from the First Baptist Church of Dawson, with Rev. Jim Baggett officiating. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Survivors include the father, H. B. Dawson; two sisters, Mrs. R. H. Smith and Mrs. H. W. Broughton; a brother, Ned Dawson, all of Dawson.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Mattie Maude (Daugherty) Dawson
Sep 29, 1881 - Oct 8, 1950

Mrs. Chas. Dawson Funeral Is Held Tuesday Morning

Funeral services for Mrs. Charlie Dawson, 69, life-long resident of Dawson, who died Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Dawson Church of Christ.

The rites were conducted by O. L. Hellums, Church of Christ minister, with burial in Dawson cemetery.

Mrs. Dawson had been ill several months.

Surviving are her husband, Charlie Dawson of Dawson; three sons, Jim Dawson, Hillsboro; Fred Dawson, Dallas, and Frank Dawson, Corsicana, four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Robertson, Dawson; Mrs. Myrtle Robertson, Dawson; Mrs. Rose Crum and Mrs. Jack Howard, both of Waco, and Mrs. Ronald Moses, Wichita Falls, and 12 grandchildren.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Carro Belle (Vinson) Dawson
Nov 15, 1876 - Jan 14, 1963

Mrs. Dawson Of Ft. Worth Dies

Mrs. Carro Dawson, 86, formerly of Dawson, died in Fort Worth Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Ganze-Ware Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth with graveside rites at the Dawson cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Dawson was the widow of the late John H. Dawson the first white child born at Dawson.

Surviving are a son, W. E. Dawson, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Irma Hightower, Dawson; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two nieces, Mrs. Fredda Selman, Corsicana, and Mrs. Earnestine Wall, Houston; a cousin, Mrs. K. L. McKeown, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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James Alvin Robinson
Nov 17, 1921 - Aug 6, 2011
 
James A. Robinson (1921 - 2011)

James A. Robinson, 89, passed away, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 4028 Calmont Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

James was born Nov. 17, 1921, to Robert and Nettie Robinson. He served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. James was a past owner of Toy Chest, TCU Health Shop, and Mr. Ed's Auto Salvage and a longtime employee of General Dynamics. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae "Ginger" Robinson; brother, Robert Robinson; and sister, Miller Milligan.

Survivors: Sons, Kim E. Robinson of Mansfield and wife, Tracey, Ronald B. Robinson of Llano and wife, Diane; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nephew, Kenneth Milligan; and numerous other nieces and nephews.


Notes:

  • Published in Star-Telegram on August 8, 2011
  • Born at Emhouse, Navarro Co., TX per birth certificate
  • h/o Edna Mae Robinson; s/o Robert B. Robinson & Nettie V. (Barlow) Robinson
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

James Augusta Colburn
Aug 2, 1872 - Aug 6, 1952

Navarro Resident Services Tuesday

Funeral services for James A. Colburn, 69, who died at the family home in Navarro Sunday afternoon, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. G. McNeil.

Surviving are two sons, C. A. Colburn, Monahans, and J. R. Colburn, Kilgore; two daughters, Mrs. E. D. Nutt and Miss Eula Mae Colburn, both of Navarro; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Benge Farmer, Moris Farmer, Gene Goodin, Joe David Goodin, McCarter Weaver and M. L. Weaver.

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Pamela Elaine Green
Sep 26, 1952 - Nov 6, 1952

Infant Services Friday Afternoon

Pamela Elaine Green, month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl Green, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Larry Earl Green, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Green, Purdon, and Mr. and Mrs. Max Ganze, Pursley.

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Sallie Idela (Howard) McCreary-Miller
Sep 12, 1914 - Apr 26, 1952

Kerens Resident Services Monday

Mrs. A. Miller, 37, of Kerens, died late Saturday in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic late Saturday following a few hours illness.

Funeral services were held form the Assembly of God Church in Corsicana at 2 p.m. Monday with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. C. Allen, Freeport, assisted by Rev. J. P. Sterling, Cayuga.

Surviving are her husband, A. Miller, Kerens; a daughter, Miss Inda Frances, McCreary, five brothers, C. M. Howard, Rogers, N. M.; R. H. Howard, Corsicana; Joe Howard, Dallas; Bill Howard, Elkhart, and J. H. Howard, Elkhart, and J. H. Howard, Keene; five sisters, Mrs. Mertie Marble, Dallas; Mrs. Rosa Files, Cayuga; Mrs. Reba Bates and Mrs. Lida Minatra, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Maudie Kimbrough, Palestine, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were J. W. Files, Jesse M. Files, J. T. Bates, James Bates, Arnold Coker and Willie Parker.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr. 28, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Sidney McCreary married May 16, 1930 2nd husband Alfred Miller married Apr. 12, 1941; d/o Jonas Josiah “Joe” Howard & Lillie Idella (White) Howard-Donnelly

Guy Hampton Anderson
Oct 20, 1887 - Jan 30, 1966

Guy Anderson Expires Sunday

Guy Anderson, 73, retired farmer, native of Winkler, died in Memorial hospital Sunday night. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman. Burial will be in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Leonard Lee, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; two sons, Robert Lee Anderson, Irving, and Max E. Anderson, Costa Mesa, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Rouse, Streetman; Mrs. Douglas Hodge, Eureka; Mrs. R. L. McConkey, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Fred Ward, Fort Worth; 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Thompson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Eula Tieman, Baytown, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 31, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Arra Grace (Richmond) Anderson; s/o Samuel Houston “Sam” Anderson & Florence Frances (Anderson) Anderson buried in St. Elmo cemetery, Winkler, Tx.

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Guy Anderson Rites Slated

Funeral services for Guy H. Anderson, 78, retired farmer, who died Sunday night in Memorial hospital, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of the church, and Rev. Leonard Lee, Baptist minister. Burial will be in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; two sons, Robert Lee Anderson, Irving, and Max E. Anderson, Costa Mesa, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Rouse, Streetman; Mrs. Douglas Hodge, Eureka; Mrs. R. L. McConkey, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Fred Ward, Fort Worth; 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Thompson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Eula Tieman, Baytown, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Tine Frances “Tiney” (Stovall) Grace
Nov 19, 1882 - Feb 25, 1953

Mrs. Tine Grace Expires Tuesday

Mrs. Tine Grace, 70, of Rice, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night.

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

Surviving are three sons, H. W. and B. H. Grace, both of Rice, and Otis Grace, Mt. Vernon, Wash.; seven daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Estes, Kerens; Mrs. May Turner, Rio Vista; Mrs. Cora Beck, Temple; Mrs. Elizabeth Greer, Mrs. Beatrice Roscoe and Mrs. Viola Travis, all of Rice, and Tina Ann Braddock, Dallas, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 25, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Mulugin Grace; d/o John Henry Stovall & Mary Elizabeth (Rogers) Cole-Stovall buried in Marshall cemetery, Corbet, Tx.

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Surviving are three sons, H. W. and B. H. Grace, both of Rice, and Otis Grace, Mt. Vernon, Wash.; seven daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Estes, Kerens; Mrs. May Turner, Rio Vista; Mrs. Cora Beck, Temple; Mrs. Elizabeth Greer, Mrs. Beatrice Roscoe and Mrs. Viola Travis, all of Rice, and Mrs. Tina Ann Bradford, Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Roy Rubin Renfro
Dec 31, 1894 - Sep 9, 1952

R. R. Renfro Dies Tuesday Morning

R. R. Renfro, 57, of Eureka, died in the Navarro Clinic early Tuesday morning following a heart attack while at work on his farm Monday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka, three sons, J. A. Renfro, Eureka; M. R. Renfro, Fort Worth and R. C. Renfro, Grand Prairie; three daughters, Mrs. Buster Pritchett and Mrs. B. B. Estes, both of Eureka, and Mrs. D. N. Allen, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; a number of grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Z. T. Morton, Waco, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Tuesday afternoon.

Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, formerly a resident of Eureka.

Griffin will direct.

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James Bunn Farris
Aug 23, 1871 - May 28, 1952

Retired Farmer Services Sunday

KERENS, July 1—(Spl)—J. B. Ferris, 80, retired farmer, died with a heart attack here Saturday afternoon.

Native of Mississippi, he came to Kerens when 22 years of age and was a farmer in the Rural Shade community most of his life.

Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Sunday from the Methodist church. Burial was in the Long Prairie cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor.

Surviving are four sons, Willie, Lee and Raymond Farris, all of Dallas, and Aalon Farris, Houston; five daughters, Mrs. Linn Kerley, Mrs. Dewey May and Mrs. Dan May, all of Kerens; Mrs. F. P. King, Lamesa, and Mrs. J. P. Piper, Houston; a brother, Frank Farris, Kerens; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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On the list change d/o to s/o


William Alvin Allen
Sep 25, 1898 - Mar 13, 1961

Wm. A. Allen Rites Tuesday

ATHENS, March 14—(Spl.)—William A. Allen, 61, of Wilmer, native of Kerens, retired iron worker, died in a Dallas hospital Monday following a long illness.

Funeral services are to be conducted Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Hassell-Foster Funeral Chapel here with burial in the Alligator cemetery near Kerens.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. James Davis and Rev. Bill Bell.

Allen was a veteran of World War I and was a Baptist. He resided at Trinidad before moving to Wilmer.

Surviving are his wife of Wilmer; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Pritchett, Corsicana and Mrs. Dorothy Fae Johnson, Dallas; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Carolyn Shue, Wilmer; two brothers, Charlie Allen, Kerens, and James Allen, Kilgore; four sisters, Mrs. Cora Cherry, Trinidad; Mrs. Dot Wells, Van; Mrs. Jennie Coker, Dallas, and Mrs. Flossie Parker, Dibol; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

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Jim Anderson
Jun 10, 1891 - Mar 20, 1966

Jim Anderson

KERENS (Spl)—Jim Anderson, 74, retired farmer, life-long resident of Rural Shade and Kerens, died in Memorial hospital Sunday afternoon following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Paschal Funeral Chapel with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Anderson was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Addie Paul, Dallas, and Mrs. Margaret Jones, Pasadena; two brothers, John Anderson, Houston and Harvey Anderson, California, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Robert Lee Austin, Jr.
Sep 5, 1905 - Feb 15, 1972

R. L. Austin

KERENS—Graveside services for Robert Lee Austin, 66, a native of Barry who died Wednesday at Parkland Hospital in Dallas after an extended illness, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Long Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Fuenral Home of Kerens.

A retired truck driver, Auston had resided at 1627 W. 10, Dallas, for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Georgie Farris Austin of Dallas; a brother, John Austin of Michigan; two half-brothers, Jack Lofton of Montgomery, Tex., and Ellis Lofton of Michigan; and a half-sister, Mrs. Ruby Hunsucker of Michigan.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family

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Samuel Jefferson "Jeff" Combs, Sr.
Jun 22, 1892 - May 10, 1977

S. J. Combs

KERENS—Funeral services for Samuel Jefferson Combs, 84, lifelong resident of Kerens who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, are to be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Van Houser officiating. Burial will be in Long Prairie Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Combs of Kerens; Mrs. Beatrice Combs of Kerens; five sons, James Combs of Waco, E. M. Combs of Corsicana, Sammy Combs of Abilene, Danny Combs of Kerens and Don Combs of Mexia; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Neno of Waco, Mrs. Wanda Wilkins and Mrs. Barbara Schultz, both of Kerens; five brothers, John Combs and Charlie Combs both of Malakoff, Tom Combs of Waco, Earl Combs of Corsicana and Jack Combs of Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Collins of Kerens and Mrs. Frances Davis of Malakoff; and a number of nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

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Annie Vera (Gee) Inmon
Feb 13, 1880 - Feb 23, 1958

Dallas Resident Rites At Kerens

KERENS, Feb. 25—(Spl.)—Mrs. J. E. (Vera) Inmon, 78, former Kerens resident, died in Dallas Sunday afternoon following an extended illness.

A native of Kerens, she spent most of her life in the Powell and Kerens communities prior to moving to Dallas 13 years ago.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor.

Surviving are a son, Alfred Inmon, Dallas; nine daughters, Mmes. Jewell Ford, New London; Velma Hazel Harlan, Baytown; James R. Wright, Mabel W. Inmon, and A. A. Hundanursher, all of Dallas; George R. Wright and H. E. McKendrick, both of Laredo; E. D. Priest, Abilene, and C. A. Noble, Haywood, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Eva Mullins, Chaula Vista, Calif.; 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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Winnie Lazelle (Northern) York-Hendricsen
Aug 20, 1933 - Jun 2, 2015

Winnie Lazell Hendricsen passed away on Tuesday, June 2nd. Winnie was born in Amarillo, Texas, growing up with her three sisters (Opal, Lillian and Geneva) and two brothers (Harvey and Elmer). She was married in 1949 to her first husband, Burl York. Winnie and Burl moved to California in 1955 where they had two sons, Brian and Daniel York.

In 1984, Winnie was remarried to Roger Hendricsen in San Diego, CA. In 1990, Winnie and Roger left Southern California to follow their dream. They moved to Lakehead, CA. and purchased a feed store, Central Valley Feed, in what was then Central Valley...now the city of Shasta Lake. Winnie and Roger owned Central Valley Feed for nearly 15 years, during which time they made many lasting friendships in the community and were voted Shasta Lake's Business of the Year in 1999. They sold the feed store to retire in 2004.

Winnie loved the Shasta Lake community and was active in the Lion's Club with Roger throughout her life in the Shasta Lake area. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, an organization which encourages older women to age in a playful and friend-filled manner.

Winnie had a great love for her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren, as well as her many friends and neighbors. Her many pets were also a great source of love and companionship. She will be missed tremendously by all.

A memorial service will be held at McDonald's Chapel in Redding on June 13th, at 11:00 am. All are welcome to attend this celebration of her life.

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  • TXBI: NORTHERN WINNIE LAZELLE 8-20-1933 f NAVARRO LILLIE NINA PRATER ELMER HOPE NORTHERN
    (birth record shows born in Navarro County, Texas)
  • w/o (1) Burl York & (2) Roger Hendricsen; d/o Elmer Hope Northern Sr & Lillie Minor (Prater) Northern
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Jane Geneva (Northern) Simpson-Gray
Aug 31, 1924 - May 7, 2019

Jane Geneva Simpson-Gray

Jane Geneva Simpson-Gray, age 94, died on May 7, 2019 in Draper, UT. She was born on August 31, 1924, in Coriscana, TX to Elmer Hope Northern and Lillie Minor Prater. She married Harold Walter Simpson on September 4, 1942.

Jane was a devoted wife of 64 years; matriarch to generations, and a faithful servant of God and fellow beings. She was a Relief Society President (3 times), Primary President (twice), Young Women’s President, served as an Ordinance Worker in the Oakland Temple for 8 years, and served two Family History missions. Jane was also a Seminary Teacher and President of the P.T.A. She loved her flowers and gardening; was a crack shot – loved hunting and the outdoors, and worked on many humanitarian projects.

She is survived by Clyde Dennis Simpson, Michael Dean Simpson, Bradley Scott Simpson, and Stephen Deveron Simpson.

She is preceded in death by her daughter Patsy Jo Simpson and husbands Harold Walter Simpson and Joseph Roberts Gray.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 10:00 AM with a viewing one-hour prior at the Westwood Heights 1st Ward, 3940 Dimrall Drive, Taylorsville, UT, 84118. Interment is to follow at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT, 84123. To leave online condolences, please visit memorialutah.com.
 

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  • w/o (1) Harold Walter Simpson & (2) Joseph Roberts Gray; d/o Elmer Hope Northern Sr & Lillie Minor (Prater) Northern
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Brenda Joyce York
Jul 31, 1950 - Aug 13, 1950

Rites For Infant Are Held Monday

Brenda Joyce York, two-weeks’-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George York, Jr.; died early Sunday morning at the family residence in northeast Corsicana.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George York, Sr., and Jude Thomas, all of Corsicana.

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Arlenia Melissa (Buckner) York
Mar 24, 1880 - Nov 10, 1961

Mrs. J. A. York Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. York (Arlena) York, 81, who died Friday at her home in Stamford, will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Connally Chapel in Waco with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Native of Arkansas, Mrs. York resided in the Central Texas area until a year ago when she moved to Stamford.

Surviving are five sons, Aldern and Woodrow York, both of Waco, Tom York, Meridian; Henry York, California, and Harvey Lee York, Springfield, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Griggs, Stamford; Mrs. Sara Bennett, Marlin; Mrs. Ruth Holder and Mrs. Nora Brown, both of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Millie York, Corsicana; two brothers, Burr Buckner, Purdon, and Daniel Buckner, Lubbock, and 66 grandchildren.

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Randy Hugh York
B&D Mar 13, 1957

Randy Hugh York Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Randy Hugh York, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George York, Jr., who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning were held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at 2 p. m. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., pastor of Central Baptist.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Donna Marie and Billie Ann York; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George York, all of Corsicana, and Jud Thomas, Route 3, Corsicana, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Lillie Thomas, Route 3, Corsicana.

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Arthur Chapman Chesser
Oct 10, 1881 - Dec 3, 1962

A. C. Chesser Dies Monday

DAWSON, Dec. 4—(Spl)—A. C. Chesser, 81, retired farmer, died Monday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements were pending Tuesday.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Della Chesser, Dawson; three sons, Arthur J. Chesser, USAF, Oklahoma; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Chapman, Little Rock, Ark.; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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Hold Services A. C. Chesser

DAWSON, Dec. 5—(Spl)—Funeral services for A. C. Chesser, 81, who died Monday afternoon, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church here with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor. He was a retired farmer and had made his home here for the past 14 years.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; three sons, Arthur J. Chesser, USAF, Dallas; Clyde Chesser, USAF, England, and Marion Chesser, USAF, Oklahoma; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Chapman, Little Rock, Ark.; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

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Mary Cordelia (Sims) Lyles
Oct 26, 1876 - Feb 28, 1950

Dawson Resident Buried Wednesday

DAWSON, March 2,--(AP)—Mrs. Mary Cordelia Lyles, 74, died at her home here Tuesday afternoon. Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon from the Baptist church with burial in the local cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Lyles resided at Alliance Hall prior to moving here 30 years ago.

Surviving are her husband, T. R. Lyles, Dawson; seven children, Howard Lyles, Mrs. J. L. Berry and Mrs. H. O. Berry, all of Dawson; Wilton and Homer Lyles of San Francisco; C. W. (Son) Lyles, Fort Worth and Buel Lyles, Wichita Falls.

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Wylie Howard Lyles
Mar 17, 1896 - Nov 5, 1953

Howard Lyles Is Buried At Dawson

DAWSON, Nov. 7.—Funeral services for Howard Lyles, 57, who died in the Veterans Hospital at Marlin Thursday after an extended illness, were held Friday from the Church of Christ. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Minister Morris Moore.

A World War I veteran, Lyles resided here until a year ago when he moved to Coolidge.

Surviving are his wife of Coolidge; father W. H. Lyles, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Berry; and Mrs. H. O. Berry, both of Dawson.

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Joyce (Berry) Westbrook
Feb 28, 1929 - Dec 9, 2013

Joyce Westbrook, age 84 of Irving, died on December 9, 2013 of natural causes. She was born on February 28, 1929 in Dawson, Texas to Horace and Lurine (Lyles) Berry. Joyce was a humble and generous woman, who was an avid reader and prolific writer of letters. She loved Israel, cooking and recipes. Joyce was a devout Christian, loving mother and beloved friend to many. She is preceded in death by her parents and will be greatly missed by her daughter Joann Tanner of Cleburne; son Matt Westbrook and wife Liz of Colleyville; daughter Susan Windsor of Olathe, KS; grandchildren Adrian Tanner; Jason, Matthew, and Madeline Westbrook; Gabi Windsor; brother Clint Berry and wife Jean of Waldorf, MD and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6 PM to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held at Gateway Church in Grand Prairie on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10 AM with Brother Jim Morton officiating. Interment following at 2 PM at Dawson cemetery in Dawson, Texas.


Olander Homer Peacock
Jan 13, 1876 - May 13, 1950

O. H. Peacock Died Saturday Night; Funeral Sunday

O. H. Peacock, aged 74 years, died at 308 West Seventh avenue Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. W. C. Clements, Texas City; a brother, W. M. Peacock, Eureka; four nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Don Chandler, Buck Montgomery, D. C. Wilkinson, R. A. Wilkinson, T. N. Wilkinson and Melvin Kent.

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Amanda Helen (Williams) Peacock
Aug 18, 1886 - Jun 3, 1974

Mrs. Peacock

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. M. (Helen) Peacock , 87, Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Gerry Neal will officiate with burial to follow at Eureka cemetery.

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Mrs. Peacock

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. today at Corley’s Funeral Home chapel for Mrs. W. M. (Helen) Peacock, 87, resident of Corsicana who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Jerry Neal was to officiate, with burial to follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Wesley Graves, Willie Hodge, Joe Borsellino, Wilson Warner, J. H. Lanier, and Jack McDaniel.

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William Matthew “Will” Peacock
Feb 28, 1879 - Jun 23, 1964

Will Peacock Dies Tuesday

W. M. (Will) Peacock, 85, retired Magnolia employe and farmer, died at the family home, 200 North Thirty-first street, shortly before noon Tuesday following an extended illness.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon pending word from his son, Bill Peacock, Garfield, Wash., but will probably be held from the Corley Chapel sometime Thursday. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery. Rev. Bill Nichols will conduct the rites.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Smith, Corsicana; the son of Washington; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Peacock Rites Set Thursday

Funeral services for W. M. (Will) Peacock, 85, retired Magnolia employe and farmer, who died at his home, 200 North Thirty-first street Tuesday, will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

Rev. Bill Nichols will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Smith, Corsicana; a son, Bill Peacock, Garfield, Wash.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lt. Harry Smith, grandson; Page Ballard, Marlin Mundell, Allen Bancroft, Lloyd Land and George Young.

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Will Peacock Rites Thursday

Final rites for W. M. (Will) Peacock, 85, retired Magnolia employee and farmer, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Nichols. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Peacock died at the family home, 200 North Thirty-first street Tuesday following an extended illness.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Smith, Corsicana; a son, Bill Peacock, Garfield, Wash.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lt. Harry Smith, a grandson; Page Ballard, Marlin Mundell, Allen Bancroft, Lloyd Land , George Young and Dr. James Curington.

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Linda Charline Petty
Jan 5, 1950 - Jan 8, 1950

Funeral Services Held For Infant

Linda Charline Petty, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Petty, died at the family residence, 207 West Twelfth avenue Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Pentecostal Church of God with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. L. Greer.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Burford Petty, a sister, Barbara Lavon Petty, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Petty, Navarro, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nichols, Eureka.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Cora Emma (Gardner) Johnston
Jul 16, 1877 - Nov 17, 1950

Mrs. J. H. Johnston Dies On Friday

Mrs. J. H. Johnston, 73, Route 1, Eureka, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, Eureka; three sons, Walter G. Johnston, and Roger M. Johnston, both of Corsicana, and Tom H. Johnston, Texas City; a daughter, Miss Elaine Johnston, Eureka; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two brothers, W. Y. Gardner, New Edinburg, Ark., and J. C. Gardner, Fordyce, Ark., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were W. R. Bonner, Dan Chandler, R. C. Dunham, J. F. Hamilton, C. F. Irvine and Randolph Robinson.

Corley directed.

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