Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas


HOME




Charlie Burton Hamel
Jan 8, 1880 - Sep 25, 1950

Rites Are Held Thursday For Charles B. Hamel

Rites for Charlie Burton Hamel, 70, life-long Navarro county resident, found dead at his residence, 502 East Sixth avenue, Wednesday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m.

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

A coroner’s verdict by Judge J. W. Sheppard following an investigation held that death was from natural causes and that Hamel had died of a heart attack several hours before his body was found on a porch.

He was a native of Winkler.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Burnett Hamel, Houston, and Morris Wayne Hamel, Corsicana; four daughters, Miss Mabel Hamel and Mrs. Fred Green, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Mattie Belle Smith, Tyler, and Mrs. Herbert McMullan, Wichita Falls; five grandchildren and a brother, Couple Hamel, Kerens.

Notes:


Mabel Elizabeth Hamel
Jul 17, 1915 - Aug 5, 1974

Miss Hamel

An inquest verdict of natural causes, apparent heart attack, was returned by Coroner G. W. O’Neal in the death of Miss Mable Hamel, 59, who was found dead in her home, 1226 West 11th Ave. Monday at 11:30 a.m. by Corsicana police who broke down a door to gain entry. Concerned neighbors called police when she had not been seen since Sunday and didn’t respond to calls.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery with cousins serving as pallbearers.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. H. I. McMillan of Abilene and Mrs. Mary Green of Fort Worth; two brothers, Charles B. Hamel and Morris Wayne Hamel, both of Houston; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Notes:


Minnie Ola (Knight) Yancy
Nov 19, 1888 – Mar 25, 1950

Mrs. Yancey Died Saturday; Rites Held At Eureka

Mrs. Minnie Ola Yancy, aged 83 years, died at her home in West Corsicana Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Eureka cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Elliott.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Polly Whitfield; a granddaughter, Mrs. Vinson Beddy, Jr., and two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were G. H. Beddy, Joe Ward, H. D. Hutson, A. F. Hair, M. C. Dickerson and John Grantham.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Dorothy Fay (Hamel) McMillan
Jul 30, 1921 - Apr 11, 2012

Services for Dorothy Fay McMillan, 90, Athens are scheduled for 11:00 A M Saturday, April 14, 2012 in the Carroll Lehr Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Wood officiating. Dorothy will be laid to rest near her grandparents, parents, siblings and many extended family members in a private burial at Eureka Cemetery.

Dorothy passed away peacefully in her Athens home with her son, Donald R. McMillan by her side on April 11, 2012.

A native Texan born July 30, 1921 near Corsicana in Navarro County, Dorothy was the last surviving child of nine children born on their family farm.

As a young woman she moved to Houston where she met and married her one true love, Herbert Ingram McMillan. Herbert's work led them to homes from Mineral Wells to Wichita Falls and finally Abilene. In 1972, Dorothy moved to a home on Cedar Creek Lake near Gun Barrel City where she lived independently for many years. She had been a resident of Athens for the last 30 years and was an active member of First Baptist Church. A strong, fearless, energetic, loving guardian who inspired and watched over all those around her, Dorothy has more than earned her wings. Much of her life was devoted to being caretaker for her family, from her elderly mother and sisters to her husband, son, twin stepdaughters, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, lifelong friends and neighbors. She was the "heart" of a large Texas family.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her siblings, husband, granddaughter Melissa Lynne McMillan Rodgers.

Survivors include son Don, Athens, grandson Kent D. McMillan, Lago Vista, many dear friends and other family members.

Notes:

  • Carroll Lehr Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Herbert Ingram McMillan; d/o Charlie Burton Hamel & Hattie Nanette (Byrd) Hamel

Mattie Bryant (Hamel) Smith
Nov 17, 1916 - Jul 23, 1973

Mrs. Smith

Funeral services are set for 3:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mattie Bryant Smith, 56, Houston, who died Monday in a Houston hospital.

She was a former resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include a son, Amos Smith of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Perry of Houston; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy McMillan of Abilene, Miss Mable Hamel of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mary Green of Fort Worth; and two brothers, C. B. Hamel and Morris Hamel, both of Houston.

Notes:

----

Mrs. Smith

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mattie Bryant Smith, 56, Houston, who died Monday in a Houston hospital.

Rev. W. K. Wyrick will officiate, and burial will be at Eureka cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Gene Smith, Richard Arlan Smith and Amos Smith, all of Houston; a daughter, five grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers.

Also officiating will be Rev. J. D. Capehart.

Pallbearers include Odis Capehart, Kenneth McManus, Joe Yates, Wesley Perry, Donald Beamon and Danny Petty.

Notes:

----

Mrs. Smith

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at a local funeral home chapel for Mrs. Mattie Bryant Smith, 56, Houston, who died Monday in a Houston hospital. Rev. W. K. Myrick and Rev. J. D. Capehart officiated with burial following at Eureka Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, a daughter, five grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers.

Notes:


Mary Jane Trifhena “Phena” (Boyd) Fullwood
Nov 18, 1872 - Mar 9, 1950

Funeral Services For Mrs. Fullwood Are Held Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. F. V. Fullwood, 77, of Eureka, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday noon, were held Friday afternoon from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the church; Rev. Warren Hall, Jr., Mexia, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Native of Monticello, Ark., Mrs. Fullwood had resided in the Eureka community most of her life.

Surviving are four children, Mrs. J. H. Cockerell and Eros Fullwood, both of Eureka; Mrs. D. E. Shelton, Premont, and Ernest Fullwood, Irving; four sisters, Mrs. Etta Brown, Mrs. J. D. Grantham and Misses Nannie and Ruth Boyd, all of Eureka; four brothers, Mack and John Boyd, both of Eureka; Andrew Boyd, Duncan, Okla., and Moffatt Boyd, Dallas; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl Boyd, Fullwood Boyd, Zack Boyd, Robert Boyd, Wilson Tekell and Tim Grantham, all nephews.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Della (Brown) Fullwood
Apr 1, 1872 - Oct 1, 1923

Well Known Resident Of Eureka Is Dead

Mrs. Della Fullwood, aged sixty years, wife of B. B. Fullwood of the Eureka community, was found dead in her room this morning about 9 o’clock. A shotgun was found near the body. She had been in ill health for the past year. Mr. Fullwood and an adopted son, Gordon Kincay, were picking cotton about seventy-five or one hundred yards from the house and heard the report of the shot gun. Upon investigation Mrs. Fullwood was found dead in her room. The door was locked from the inside.

Mrs. Fullwood had resided in Navarro county many years where she was loved by all who knew her. Her sudden death has caused genuine sorrow among her many friends in Corsicana and over the entire county. She is survived by her husband and a sister, Mrs. P. D. Fullwood of San Antonio, and an adopted son, Gordon.

Funeral services had not been announced this afternoon but it is thought the funeral will take place sometime Tuesday.

Notes:


Eros Franklin Fullwood
Aug 29, 1897 - Jul 27, 1975

Eros Fullwood

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church in Eureka for Eros Fullwood, 77, of Eureka, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. John McCord will officiate and Corley will direct. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Eureka and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

He is survived by one brother, Ernest Fullwood of Irving; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Cockrell of Eureka and Mrs. D. E. Shelton of Roane; and three nephews.

Pallbearers will be William F. Cockerall, Greg C. Cockerell, Gowan Cockerell, Buster Cockerell, John Andrew Boyd, Wallace Boyd, Clark Fullwood and Zack Boyd.

Notes:


Iola Elizabeth (Fullwood) Stokes
May 24, 1867 - Jul 22, 1956

Mrs. Sam Stokes Services Monday

Mrs. Sam Stokes, aged 89 years, long-time Corsicana resident 1005 West Eleventh avenue, died at her home Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 3:00 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Born March 24, 1857, Mrs. Stokes came to Texas in early childhood and had made her home in Corsicana more than 40 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. L. Townsend; two sisters, Mrs. V. A. Boyd and Mrs. W. J. Johnson, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl Boyd, Fullwood Boyd, Travis Fullwood, Russell Purifoy, Eros Fullwood, and Ernest Fullwood.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 23, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Obituary has Oakwood but she is buried in Eureka Cemetery with her husband Samuel Forest Stokes
  • w/o Samuel Forest Stokes married Nov 17, 1886; d/o James Alexander Fullwood & Henrietta Susan (Mahoney) Fullwood

Samuel Forest Stokes
Jul 26, 1864 - Oct 20, 1952

Tuesday Services For S. F. Stokes

Funeral services for Samuel F. Stokes, 88, who died Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the family home 1995 West Fifth avenue.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Prince and Rev. Henry W. Bailey. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Native of Meridian, Miss., he came to Texas with his family in 1869, and was reared in the Cryer Creek community.

He was converted in 1885 at a revival meeting conducted in Lampasas county by Rev. J. M. Carroll. He joined a church at Eureka in 1888 and had been a long-time member of the First Baptist church here.

Stokes was married to Miss Iola Fullwood in 1886.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. A. L. Townsend, Corsicana; a brother, Everett Stokes, Fresno, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Eros Fullwood, Ernest Fullwood, Earl Boyd, Fullwood Boyd, Lee Armstrong, Chandler Stokes and Ben Stokes.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 21, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Iola Elizabeth (Fullwood) Stokes married Nov 17, 1886; s/o Samuel Walter Stokes & Emma Ann Elizabeth (Brown) Stokes

Dorothy Frances (Ward) Collins
May 5, 1933 - Apr 30, 2020
 
Dorothy Frances Collins, 86, formerly of Streetman passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Brookdale Place Willowbrook in Houston.

Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse with social distancing recommendations enforced. Pastor Tolli Macalik will officiate.

Notes:


Willie A. (Winn) Hammett
Nov 23, 1878 - Oct 29, 1950

Local Weather Observer Dies Sunday Morning

Mrs. W. A. Hammett, 71, government weather observer here, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue, Methodist church, assisted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Texas, Mrs. Hammett was the daughter of the late W. H. Winn, for many years weather observer here. Following her father’s death many years ago, Mrs. Hammett was appointed to the post.

Mrs. Hammett was a member of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, bur was also active in the Woman’s Society of Christian Service and the Church School of First Methodist Church. She was assistant teacher in the George T. Jester’s Bible Class for many years.

Mrs. Hammett was a member of the Psychology Club, Twentieth Century Club, Navarro Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Kinsloe House.

Surviving are her husband and a son, Mahlon Hammett, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were A. D. Tucker, John C. Hughes, G. H. Ferrell, J. S. Murchison, Frank Garner, Jack Megarity and Will Carter.

Notes:


Walter Alexander Hammett
Dec 17, 1874 - Jul 24, 1962

W. A. Hammett Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Walter A. Hammett Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Walter A. Hammett, former assistant post master and postal inspector, died in the Twilight Home here Tuesday afternoon at the age of 87.

Funeral services have been set for Thursday at 10 a.m. at McCammon’s Chapel. The Rev. Paul W. Wiseman, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church of which Hammett was a member, will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. Tom Dolch, assistant pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Born at Butler in Freestone county, Hammett was educated in Corsicana public schools and had resided in Corsicana since 1883. In 1894, he became a clerk in the Corsicana post office. When he left the post office in 1915 he had risen to the rank of assistant postmaster. He was a postal inspector for three years before retiring to enter private business.

Hammett was the official U. S. government weather observer here for many years, being appointed to succeed his wife at her death, and later his son served for several years.

Surviving are a son, Mahlon W. Hammett, Corsicana; a sister, Miss Sadie Hammett, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

----

W. A. Hammett Services Held

Last rites for Walter A. Hammett were held at McCammon’s Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Paul A. Wiseman, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and the Rev. Tom Dolch, assistant pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Hammett, former assistant postmaster and postal inspector and official U. S. government weather observer, died Tuesday. He was 87.

Surviving are a son, Mahlon W. Hammett, Corsicana; a sister, Miss Sadie Hammett, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. W. Hayes, Lloyd Carraway, Frank Arnett, T. L. Carlisle, Thomas Keathley, and J. C. Payne.

Notes:


Delphia Stanley (Hammett) Scarborough
Nov 24, 1889 - Sep 2, 1961

Scarborough Rites Slated Monday At 3

Mrs. John (Delphia H.) Scarborough of 510 South Fifteenth street died at Memorial hospital about noon Saturday (today).

Funeral services will be held at McCammon chapel Monday at 3 p.m. and burial will be in Hamilton cemetery. Other arrangements were incomplete early Saturday afternoon.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Scarborough was the private secretary of George Weinschel of Weinschel Oil Company.

For 25 years she was secretary to the late Beauford H. Jester, including his terms as State Railroad Commissioner and Governor.

Surviving are a son, Jack Scarborough, San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Miss Sadie Hammett, Corsicana; one brother, Walter Hammett, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Mrs. Scarborough was a life-long resident of Corsicana.

Notes:

=====

Scarborough Rites Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. John (Delphia H.) Scarborough, 510 South Fifteenth street, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday, were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Scarborough had been private secretary in George Weinschel’s office for several years and prior to the death of the late Governor Beauford H. Jester of Corsicana, was his secretary for about 25 years.

Surviving are a son, Jack Scarborough, San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Miss Sadie Hammett, Corsicana; one brother, Walter Hammett, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Weinschel, Roark Montgomery, John Pugh, John H. Owen, Jim Hewell, Elton Campbell, R. L. Wheelock, Jr. and A. P. Mays.

Notes:


Robert Lee Fuller
Jun 2, 1882 - Apr 1, 1950

Funeral Services For R. L. Fuller Held On Monday

Funeral services for Robert Lee Fuller, 67, who died Saturday at 831 South Main Street, were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. H. Collins of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three sons, Henry Lee Fuller, Tyler; Gilbert Fuller, Odessa, and Dovie Fuller, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Young and Mrs. Geneva Summers, Cedar Hill; four step-sons, Autie and Paul Shultz, both of Corsicana; R. L. Shultz, Denver, Colo., and John Shultz, Hillsboro; three step-daughters, Mrs. Ida McCaslin, Bynum; Mrs. Inez Santos, Palmer, and Mrs. Bobbie Clark, Sherman; five grandchildren and one -great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were A. E. burns, Richard Stewart, Meldon V. Price, R. M. Phillips, Jake Teague and W. C. Phillips.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 3, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mattie Matilda (Beasley) Fuller 2nd wife Gertrude Lee (Bullock) Shultz-Fuller-Amaye buried in Oakwood cemetery s/o Turner Richard Fuller and Sarah Elizabeth (Milan) Fuller

Bonnie Diane Ballard
B&D Mar 21, 1950

Infant Funeral Sunday Morning

Funeral services for Bonnie Dianne Ballard, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Paige Ballard of Dallas, who died in the Florence Nightengale Hospital Tuesday, March 21 were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Sunday morning. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Walter Paige Ballard, II, all of Dallas, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lane Ballard, Baltimore, Md., and Mr. and Mrs. W. Fred Grantham, Richland.

Notes:


Vaudie E. Read, Miss
Apr 23, 1899 - Dec 24, 1950

Miss Vaudie Read Funeral Tuesday

Miss Vaudie Read, 51, died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Sunday night following a brief illness.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Estes, pastor of Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Miss Read was a secretary for the K. Wolens department stores for a number of years. She had resided here most of her life.

Surviving are her father, John W. Read, Corsicana; two brothers, L. E. Read, Beaumont, and Joe W. Reed, Odessa, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. L. McBroom, B. G. McBroom, Jay Silverberg, C. O. Dodson, H. L. Hargrove, Norman Smith, K. Wolens, Max Wolens and Louis Wolens.

Notes:


D’Anne Atkeisson
B&D Nov. 23, 1959

Twins Expire Here Monday

Twin infant daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Atkeisson of Corsicana died in Memorial hospital Monday afternoon. They are D’Wana and D’Anne Atkeisson.

Funeral services will be held at Hamilton cemetery Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gray, and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Atkeisson, all of Corsicana.

Corley directs.

Notes:


D’Wana Atkeisson
B&D Nov 23, 1959

Twins Expire Here Monday

Twin infant daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Atkeisson of Corsicana died in Memorial hospital Monday afternoon. They are D’Wana and D’Anne Atkeisson.

Funeral services will be held at Hamilton cemetery Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gray, and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Atkeisson, all of Corsicana.

Corley directs.

Notes:


Samuel Elmer “Elmo/Catfish” Jones
Feb 12, 1885 - Mar 16, 1950

Funeral Rites For Elmo Jones Are Held Friday

Funeral services for Elmo (Catfish) Jones, 66, found dead from natural causes Thursday at the rear of the Navarro Tractor company, were held Friday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

City and county officers investigated the finding of Jones who apparently had been dead several hours. W. H. Johnson, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from a heart attack.

Jones had spent most of his life in Corsicana.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Anna Bean, California.

Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, W. H. Johnson, Clarence Powell, J. E. Erwin, Hayes Womack and Max Bruestein.

Notes:


Ronnie Olan Bonner
B&D Jun 5, 1950

Funeral Rites For Infant Held

Funeral services for Ronnie Olan Bonner, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Olan Bonner, Richland, who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday morning, were held at the
Hamilton cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m. where burial was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. M. Cloud, pastor of the Richland Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandfathers, L. G. Bonner, Corsicana, and J. W. Mitchell, Barry.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Paula Jewell Richards
Sep 18, 1948 - Mar 9, 1950

Funeral Rites For Babe Held

Funeral services for Paul Jewell Richards, 18-months-old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Richards, 420 West First avenue, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Assembly of God church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bracy Greer. Burial was in the
Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, James; a sister, Reba Faye Richards, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Richards and J. W. Scott, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Dell Clark, Olathe, Kans.

Pallbearers were John Mann, James Packet, Wayne Cox and Bill Antill.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Edwin Newell Whitener, Sr.
Oct 15, 1881 - Sep 30, 1956

E. N. Whitener Expires Sunday

E. N. Whitener, 74, native of Little Rock, Ark., retired farmer, died Sunday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel, with Rev. Riley E. Dale and Rev. A. M. Stone, conducting, but the time had not been determined Monday. Burial will be in
Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Alton and Edwin Whitener, Jr. both of Corsicana, and Lemuel Whitener, Houston; five daughters, Mrs. Lennie Beaird, Dallas; Mrs. Chester Shumate, Malakoff; Mrs. Leroy Crocker and Mrs. Wayne Mahoney, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Bon Hall, Warber, Minn.; 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Lou Boyd, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Lizzie Vest, Irving; two brothers, Alfred Whitener, Bellgarden, Calif., and Bill Whitener, Truth or Consequences, N. M., and other relatives.

Notes:


Jerry Neil Goodwin
B&D Jul 12, 1950

Goodwin Infant Rites Thursday

Funeral rites for Jerry Neal Goodwin, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Goodwin, Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 9 a.m. at the
Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. William Bromley of Mexia.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Dan, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Goodwin, all of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams of Mexia.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Orrin Edwin Goodwin
Sep 3, 1918 - Sep 16, 1977

Ed Goodwin

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ed Goodwin, 59, who died Friday in Corsicana.

The Rev. James Edens and Rev. Calvin Francis will officiate, and burial will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, two sons, Dan Ed Goodwin of Richwood and Tommy Goodwin of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Muriel Bounds of Corsicana and Mrs. Sue Flake of Lake Jackson.

Pallbearers are H. M. (Shorty) Davenport, Johnny Rhodes, Rex Cypert, Charlie Ellington, Harold Conner, and Bill Warrington.

Notes:


Lucy Ellen (Holloway) Goodwin
Nov 2, 1890 - Sep 13, 1974

Mrs. Goodwin

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lucy Ellen Goodwin, 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. C. A. Mangaham will officiate and burial will be at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was a native of Tennessee, had lived in Corsicana most of her life, and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Ed Goodwin of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mureal Bounds of Corsicana and Mrs. Lila Sue Flake of Lake Jackson; seven grandchildren, a brother, Joe Holloway of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Hugh Cummins of Corsicana.

Notes:

-----

Mrs. Goodwin

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Ellen Goodwin, 83, longtime Corsicana resident, were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. C. A. Mangaham officiating. Burial was in
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. She died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Pallbearers were Harold Conner, Wesley Edens, Bill Goodwin, Dan Goodwin, Tommie Goodwin and Carey Flake.

Surviving are two daughters, one son, seven grandchildren, a brother and a sister.

Notes:


Orrin Cox Goodwin
Aug 2, 1886 - Nov 21, 1952

O. C. Goodwin Dies Friday Afternoon

O. C. Goodwin, 65, native of Navarro county, long-time dairyman, died at his home in the Zion’s Rest community Friday afternoon. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Friday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Bounds, Snow, Okla., and Mrs. Ray Flake, Valejo, Calif.; two sons, J. M. Goodwin, Arlington, and Edwin Goodwin, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Hosch, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mattie Gatlin, Chatfield; three grandchildren and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

----

Saturday Rites For O. C. Goodwin

Funeral services for O. C. Goodwin, 65, dairy operator, who died at his home in the Zion’s Rest Friday afternoon, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church and Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Goodwin was a native of Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Bounds, Snow, Okla., and Mrs. Ray Flake, Valejo, Calif.; two sons, J. M. Goodwin, Arlington, and Edwin Goodwin, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Hosch, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mattie Gatlin, Chatfield; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe M. Brown, Charles Wilson, Jeff Harwell, Gene Stokes, P. M. Gladney and Wesley Edens, Jr.

 Notes:


Billy Reed Thomas
Jan 1, 1896 - Feb 1, 1950

B. R. Thomas Is Stricken With Heart Attack

B. R. Thomas, 54, Angus farmer, was stricken with a heart attack about noon Wednesday while substituting as rural mail carrier for a brother-in-law, Seth Story. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the P. and S. Hospital during the noon hour.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving re his wife of Angus; a daughter, Billie Catherine Thomas, Angus; a sister, Mrs. Glenn Dahman, Inglewood, and other relatives.

Notes:

----

Angus Resident’s Funeral Services Held On Thursday

Funeral services for B. R. Thomas, 54, Angus farmer, who was stricken Wednesday at noon, were held Thursday afternoon from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist Church. He was a long-time resident of Angus.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Billie Catherine Thomas, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Glenn Dahman, Inglewood, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. O. Sessions, L. P. Tilton, B. G. Jones, W. A. Early, Joe York and Elmo Hollingsworth.

Notes:


Martha Ann “Mattie” (Curry) Staggs
Jun. 20, 1871 - Mar. 30, 1950

Mrs. M. A. Staggs Dies In Waco; Funeral Friday

Mrs. Martha Ann Staggs, 78, died at her home, 508 South Fourth Street, Waco, Thursday evening.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Prior to moving to Waco eight years ago, the family resided here.

Surviving are three sons, M. W., H. R. and Ed Staggs, and a daughter, Mrs. W. T. Matthews all of Waco; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Eddie Aston, Ben Heathcote, Joe Smith, Paul Dillard, Brown Spurlock and John Spurlock.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar. 31, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o J. E. Staggs d/o Martin Curry and Elvine (McQuarter) Curry per death certificate (all her kids say father is J. E. Staggs or Ed—marriage record Mar 20, 1891 says W. E. Staggs)

Mitt Warren Staggs
May 12, 1894 - Mar 4, 1954

Saturday Rites For M. W. Staggs

Funeral services for Mitt Warren Staggs, 59, who died in Waco Thursday, will be held from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Ponder.

Surviving are three married daughters, eight grandchildren, a brother, Hamp Staggs, Waco; a sister, Etta Matthews, Waco, and other relatives.

Staggs formerly was an employe of the Corsicana Cotton Mills.

Pallbearers will be Ben Heathcote, Ira Yarbrough, Calvin Barron, Milford Shook, Wilson Scott and Preston Allred.

Notes:


Hamp Ross Staggs
Aug 14, 1897 - Jun 26, 1958

Hamp R. Staggs Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Hamp R. Staggs, 61, a former employe of Corsicana Cotton Mill, who died unexpectedly Thursday in his home in West, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from Corley Funeral Chapel.

The Rev. Chester Odom, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, will conduct the rites and burial will be in the
Hamilton cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Milford Shook, Joe Gibbs, Ben Heathcote, Joe T. Smith, S. B. Spurlock and John Stubbs.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Etta Matthews of Waco, and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:


Jessie Edward “Eddie” Staggs
Nov 10, 1900 - May 12, 1951

Jesse E. Staggs Dies At Waco

Jesse E. Staggs, 51, died in Waco Friday night.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Prior to moving to Waco about 10 years ago, Staggs resided here.

Surviving are a son, D. E. Staggs, Freeport; two brothers, Hamp and Mitt Staggs, and a sister, Mrs. Etta Matthews, all of Waco.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Aston, Ben Heathcote, Joe Smith, Paul Dillard, Bryan Spurlock and John Spurlock.

Notes:

----

Jesse E. Staggs Rites On Sunday

Funeral services for Jesse E. Staggs, 51, who died in Waco Friday night, were Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Stags resided here prior to moving to Waco 10 years ago.

Surviving are a son, D. E. Staggs, Freeport; two brothers, Hamp and Mitt Staggs, and a sister, Mrs. Etta Matthews, all of Waco, and a grandson, Dennis E. Staggs, Freeport.

Pallbearers were Eddie Aston, Ben Heathcote, Joe Smith, Paul Dillard, Bryan Spurlock and John Spurlock.

Notes:


Robert Lee Daniel, Jr.
B&D Aug. 18, 1950

Rites For Infant Slated Saturday

Robert Lee Daniel, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Daniel, 1120 West Eleventh avenue, died at the family residence at 11:15 p.m. Friday.

Graveside rites will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at
Hamilton cemetery where interment will be made. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Henry Doss and Larry Daniel, and grandparents, Mrs. Martha Daniel and Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Byrd, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directs.

Notes:


Charles Alexander Griggs
Feb 20, 1887 - Mar 15, 1950

Funeral Services Are Held Friday For C. A. Griggs

Funeral services for C. A. Griggs, former employee of the Corsicana Cotton Mills, who died in the McCloskey Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple Wednesday, were held from the McCammon Funeral Friday afternoon. Burial was in the Alligator cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Griggs was a veteran of World War I.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, had charge of graveside rites and provided pallbearers.

Surviving are his father, M. D. Griggs, Kemp; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Gordon, Corsicana, and Miss Eddie Griggs, Houston; two sons, Martin and Cameron Griggs, both in U. S. Air Forces, Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls; a brother, John Griggs, Trinidad, and a sister, Mrs. A. L. Armstrong, Kemp and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 17, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lena Pauline (Cunningham) Griggs; s/o Martin Deloss Griggs & Martha (Pruitt) Griggs buried in Mankin cemetery, Trinidad, Texas

---

C. A. Griggs Rites Today
Corsicana, March 17 - SPL -
Funeral services for C. A. Griggs, 63, of Corsicana, who died in the McCloskey Veterans Hospital Wednesday, were held here Friday afternoon with burial in the Alligator Cemetery. He was a veteran of World War I and was employed for years by the Corsicana Cotton Mills.
Surviving are his father, M. B. Griggs, Kemp; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Gordon of Corsicana and Miss Eddie Griggs of Houston; two sons, Martin and Cameron Griggs, both of the U.S. Air Force, Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls; a brother, John Griggs of Trinidad, and a sister, Mrs. A. L. Armstrong, Kemp

Notes:


Mattie Belle (Miller) Hughes–Allen–Thompson
Jul 26, 1867 - Oct 5, 1950

Mrs. Thompson Rites Are Held At Long Prairie

Funeral services for a woman having 110 living descendants were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Long Prairie Methodist church. Burial was in the Alligator cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers.

Mrs. Mattie Belle Thompson, 83, died at the home of a son, W. A. Allen, in Trinidad Sunday.

A native of Lee county, Miss., Mrs. Thompson was a long-time resident of Navarro county, living in the Alligator community for many years.

Surviving are her husband, T. G. Thompson, Corsicana; three sons, W. A. Allen, Trinidad; Charlie Allen, Kerens, Route 2; and James Allen, Kilgore; four daughters, Mrs. Cora Mae Cherry, Trinidad; Mrs. W. D. Coker, Dallas; Mrs. N. L. Thompson, Powell, and Mrs. Flossie Parker, San Patricio; 41 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. S. L. Wadley and Mrs. Joe Ferguson, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Love Wood, Dallas, and Mrs. Ella Nutt, Galveston, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 6, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James Thomas Hughes married Dec 10, 1885 2nd husband James Allen married Dec. 26, 1890 buried in Jimmerson cemetery 3rd husband Theopolus Gandolus “Gorney” Thompson married Mar. 15, 1909 d/o William Oliver Miller and Josephine (McPherson) Miller

Charles Marion “Charlie” Selman, Sr.
Feb 26, 1875 - Apr 7, 1950

Charlie M. Selman Dies In Dallas; Funeral Sunday

Charlie M. Selman, 75, native of Kerens, 1522 Cottonwood, Grand Prairie, died in Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Friday.

Funeral services planned Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Long Prairie (Alligator) cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Grand Prairie; three sons, Charlie M. Selman, Jr., and George Selman, both of Dallas, and James Selman, Longview; four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Nickels, Mesquite; Mrs. Jewell Harris, Mrs. Alberta Edes, and Mrs. Frances Price, all of Dallas; eight grandchildren, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr. 8, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Maggie Louise (Atchison) Selman married Nov 23, 1912; s/o John Thurmond Selman & Elizabeth Jane (Gunn) Selman

Charles Marion Selman, Jr.
Aug 4, 1916 - Oct 31, 1964

Charles Selman Dies Saturday

Charles Marion Selman, Jr., 48, truck driver, died in Dallas Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. W. Hixson, Pleasant Mound Baptist minister, and Rev. Bill Nichols, Baptist minister of Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, David M. and Thurman F. Selman; a grandson, David Anthony Selman; mother, Mrs. Maggie Selman, all of Dallas; two brothers, George Selman, Dallas and Pete Selman, Longview; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Nichols, Frisco; Mrs. Jewell Harris, Mrs. Frances Cantrell and Mrs. Alberta Bucham, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eugen Harris, Dale Selman, Billy Rash, Charles Foxall, Gerald Foster and Rodney Hawkins.

Notes:


Frankie Patterson
B&D Jan 1950

Funeral Services For Infant Held

KERENS, Jan. 19—(Spl)—Funeral services for Frankie Patterson infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patterson of Falfurrias, were held from the Stockton Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister of Corsicana.

Surviving are the parents and brother, William Hayden Patterson, all of Falfurrias; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Akens, Kerens; D. L. Patterson, and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Tapley, all of Corsicana.

Notes:


James Gary Davis
Oct 17, 1950 - Oct 27, 1950

Davis Infant Dies Early Today

James Gary Davis, 10-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Davis of Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Friday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Norma Jean Davis, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Davis and Mr. & Mrs. M. R. Ray, all of Corsicana.

Notes:

--

Davis Infant Rites Saturday

Funeral services for James Gary Davis, 10-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Davis, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Norma Jean Davis and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Davis and Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Ray, all of Corsicana.

Notes:


Rosa Lee “Rosie” (Graves) Broussard
Oct 7, 1898 - Nov 1, 1950

Mrs. Broussard Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Lee Broussard, 53, who died with a heart attack Sunday night at the family residence, 731 West Eighth avenue, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dessie Fowler and Rev. A. H. Collins, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving are her husband, W. W. Broussard, Corsicana; a son, John W. Broussard, U. S. Coast Guard; two daughters, Mrs. Sophronia Messenger, Corsicana, and Mrs. Anna May Adams, Dallas; three grandchildren, four brothers, H. H. Graves, Corsicana; W. E. Graves, and J. W. Graves, both of Kerens, and L. C. Graves, Roane, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Keele, Ernest Keele, Junior Kembrough, Cas Broussard, Ike Broussard and George Bowman.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov. 29, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Walter Willis Broussard married Aug 20, 1922 buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery; d/o James Edward Washington Graves & Sophronia Monia (Mixon) Graves

Andrew J. “Andy” Saint
1882 - Jul. 3, 1950

A. J. Saint Dies Monday; Funeral Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for A. J. Saint, 68, former Richland resident, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday, were Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Twylight Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, with burial in the Pursley Methodist cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, Missionary Baptist pastor.

Saint had resided at the Twylight Home for several months.

No relatives survive.

Pallbearers were R. W. Wylie, J. D. Mahoney, Floyd Hayes, Roy Dowd, Marvin Dowd and Leroy Barton.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


INFANT DAUGHTER Whitfield
Mar 18, 1950 - Mar 19, 1950

Whitfield Infant Buried On Monday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Whitfield, Corsicana, died Sunday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Pursley cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and three brothers, Duane, Nolen Dean and Robert Glenn Whitfield, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Brenda Ann Johnson
B&D Oct 25, 1950

Infant Dies At Clinic Wednesday

Brenda Ann Johnson, infant daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Johnson, died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Charles Luther Johnson; two sisters, Billie Mae and Imogene Johnson, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown, all of Corsicana.

Funeral rites will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Pursley cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Millard B. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Notes:


Willard Karry Johnson
Mar 11, 1917 - May 30, 1977

Willard Johnson

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Willard Johnson, 60, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Dallas.

The Rev. W. M. Biggs will officiate with burial to be in the New Pursley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Clark Jernigan, Keith Neal Jr., Jimmy Mash, Johnny Wayne Brown, James Richard Brown, Bud Banks, Marvin Watkins, and J. B. Redden. Mobile Pipeline employes will be honorary pallbearers.

Notes:


Calvin E. Johnson
Jan 26, 1894 - Sep 9, 1973

C. E. Johnson

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Calvin E. Johnson of Houston who died Sunday in Houston. Burial was to be in the New Pursley Cemetery. Rev. Mickey Loftis was to officiate.

Surviving include his widow, Mrs. Ida Johnson of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. J. J. Bulanek, Sr., of Houston; and three grandsons.

Pallbearers include Travis Anderson, Steve Anderson, Charlie Moore, Roland Maynor, Raymond Bulanek and A. D. Worsham.

He was a native of Palestine, former resident of Corsicana, and had lived in Houston for 40 years.

He was a veteran of World War I and II, a member of the Baptist Church, and a retired painter and decorator.

Notes:


Ida Mae (Anderson) Johnson
Nov 21, 1900 - Oct 23, 1975

Mrs. Johnson

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Pursley Cemetery for Mrs. Ida Johnson, 74, resident of Houston, who died Wednesday night in Houston, Rev. James Eddins will officiate.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home. She was a native of Pursley, a member of Pursley First Baptist Church, and resident of Houston 33 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. J. J. Burlanek Sr. of Houston, three grandsons, and other relatives.

Notes:

-----

Mrs. Johnson

Graveside services for Mrs. Ida Johnson, 74, resident of Houston, were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Pursley Cemetery.

Among the list of survivors are two brothers, H. O. Anderson of Hillsboro and Stephen Anderson of Fort Worth.

Honorary pallbearers were Travis Anderson, Charlie Moore, and R. P. Bulanek.

Notes:


Shannon Delilah Cobb
May 31, 1973 - Mar 24, 1975









Car plunges into creek; three killed

BY BETTY JEAN CLAY
Asst. to the Editor

Three persons died early Monday after their car plunged out-of-control on the west service road, careened through bridge bannisters and flipped upsidedown into Chambers Creek between the service rod span and IH 45 bridge north of Corsicana.

Two occupants managed to escape the death car which was not recovered from under 12 feet of water for more than two hours. They climbed to the highway to flag a motorist to bring them into town to activate the search and rescue.

Investigating Highway Patrolman Bog Turner, assisted by Patrolman Bill Turner, identified the dead as:

Jerry Don Widders, Jr., 19, Wichita Falls, driver of the 1967 Oldsmobile; 17-year-old Clare Cobb, 1030 West 11th Ave., Corsicana; and her niece, Shannon Cobb, 21-months-old daughter of Mrs. Colleen Cobb Humphries, 19, 516 West 11th Ave., who with the car’s owner, David A. Franzke, 26, Colonial Mobil Home Park, Corsicana, escaped from the submerged car and touched off the extensive recovery efforts for the victims.

Patrolman Turner said the car was traveling south on the west service road when it topped the crest of the creek levee going out of control off the right side of the highway, then veering back left careening through bannister guardrails of the service road bridge flipping upsidedown into the creek waters 12 to 15 feet deep.

Turner said it appeared the fatal mishap occurred sometime between 11:50 p.m. Sunday and 12:05 p.m Monday.

A passing motorist flagged down by Franzke and Mrs. Humphries reached Corsicana police headquarters reporting the mishap at 12:25 a.m. Monday.

From police headquarters they were taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital where he was treated for head and body lacerations and Mrs. Humphries for a deep laceration of her arm, bruises and shock.

Dispatcher Gary Patterson said Mrs. Humphries went into hysterics as they reached the police station to report the mishap and activate futile rescue attempts.

Patrolman Turner said Franzke told officers they could not spot the submerged car and climbed the embankment to the interstate highway where they finally flagged down an unidentified motorist to bring them into town to report the mishap.

Patrol officers were joined by Corsicana police and sheriff’s deputies and called out the Corsicana Emergency Corps to bring its boat to press the search for the car. CEC members manning the boat hooked onto the car with grappling hooks about an hour after reaching the scene, and pulled the car out of the waters around 2:20 a.m. under the glare of CEC floodlights mounted on the corps rescue vehicle with its portable electric generator.

As word spread of the accident, a crowd of would0be rescue workers and spectators numbering over 50 gathered at the scene until the drama finally was played out with the removal of the three victims shortly before 3 a.m.

Funeral services for Miss Cobb and infant Shannon will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Widders’ body was transferred to Wichita Falls where arrangements are pending at Owen and Brumley Funeral Home.

An uncle of Widders, Tom Day of Austin, notified the Daily Sun this morning the accident victims parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Widders, Sr., are residents of Australia who are temporarily in Jakarta, Indonesia, where they had been notified and are en route to Wichita Falls.

Notes:

----

Shannon Cobb

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Shannon Cobb, two-year-old of Corsicana, who died in a car accident at Chambers Creek Sunday. Burial will be at Modrell Cemetery. She was a native of Grand Prairie.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Humphries of Corsicana.

Survivors include her parents, grandparents, Mrs. Herbert L. Cobb of Corsicana, Mrs. Peggy Enclaid of Houston, and Edgar Humphries of Dawson.

Notes:

----

Shannon Cobb

Services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Shannon Cobb, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Humphries. She died in a car accident Sunday at Chambers Creek.

Rev. James T. Davis was to officiate, with burial following at Modrell Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents and grandparents.

Pallbearers were Fitzhugh Cobb, Don Shadrick, Shawn Humphries, and Herbert Anthony Cobb.

Notes:


Clara Claudia Cobb
Oct 3, 1957 - Mar 24, 1975









Car plunges into creek; three killed

BY BETTY JEAN CLAY
Asst. to the Editor

Three persons died early Monday after their car plunged out-of-control on the west service road, careened through bridge bannisters and flipped upsidedown into Chambers Creek between the service rod span and IH 45 bridge north of Corsicana.

Two occupants managed to escape the death car which was not recovered from under 12 feet of water for more than two hours. They climbed to the highway to flag a motorist to bring them into town to activate the search and rescue.

Investigating Highway Patrolman Bog Turner, assisted by Patrolman Bill Turner, identified the dead as:

Jerry Don Widders, Jr., 19, Wichita Falls, driver of the 1967 Oldsmobile; 17-year-old Clare Cobb, 1030 West 11th Ave., Corsicana; and her niece, Shannon Cobb, 21-months-old daughter of Mrs. Colleen Cobb Humphries, 19, 516 West 11th Ave., who with the car’s owner, David A. Franzke, 26, Colonial Mobil Home Park, Corsicana, escaped from the submerged car and touched off the extensive recovery efforts for the victims.

Patrolman Turner said the car was traveling south on the west service road when it topped the crest of the creek levee going out of control off the right side of the highway, then veering back left careening through bannister guardrails of the service road bridge flipping upsidedown into the creek waters 12 to 15 feet deep.

Turner said it appeared the fatal mishap occurred sometime between 11:50 p.m. Sunday and 12:05 p.m Monday.

A passing motorist flagged down by Franzke and Mrs. Humphries reached Corsicana police headquarters reporting the mishap at 12:25 a.m. Monday.

From police headquarters they were taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital where he was treated for head and body lacerations and Mrs. Humphries for a deep laceration of her arm, bruises and shock.

Dispatcher Gary Patterson said Mrs. Humphries went into hysterics as they reached the police station to report the mishap and activate futile rescue attempts.

Patrolman Turner said Franzke told officers they could not spot the submerged car and climbed the embankment to the interstate highway where they finally flagged down an unidentified motorist to bring them into town to report the mishap.

Patrol officers were joined by Corsicana police and sheriff’s deputies and called out the Corsicana Emergency Corps to bring its boat to press the search for the car. CEC members manning the boat hooked onto the car with grappling hooks about an hour after reaching the scene, and pulled the car out of the waters around 2:20 a.m. under the glare of CEC floodlights mounted on the corps rescue vehicle with its portable electric generator.

As word spread of the accident, a crowd of would0be rescue workers and spectators numbering over 50 gathered at the scene until the drama finally was played out with the removal of the three victims shortly before 3 a.m.

Funeral services for Miss Cobb and infant Shannon will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Widders’ body was transferred to Wichita Falls where arrangements are pending at Owen and Brumley Funeral Home.

An uncle of Widders, Tom Day of Austin, notified the Daily Sun this morning the accident victims parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Widders, Sr., are residents of Australia who are temporarily in Jakarta, Indonesia, where they had been notified and are en route to Wichita Falls.

Notes:

-----

Miss Clara Cobb

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Clara Cobb, 17, resident of Corsicana, who died in an accident Sunday at Chambers Creek.

Burial will be at Modrell Cemetery. She was a native of Corsicana.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Herbert L. Cobb of Corsicana; five brothers, Raymond Cobb, Logan Cobb, Fitzhugh Cobb, and Herbert Cobb all of Corsicana and Clyde Cobb of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. June Garner of Waco, Mrs. Pauline Humphries of Corsicana, Mrs. Jan Farmer and Mrs. Judy Steele both of Arlington.

Notes:

----

Miss Clara Cobb

Funeral services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Clara Cobb, 17, resident of Corsicana, who died in a car accident Sunday at Chambers Creek.

Rev. James T. Davis was to officiate, with burial following at Modrell Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, five brothers, and four sisters.

Pallbearers include Clyde Cobb, Raymond Cobb, Ronald Garner, Herbert Cobb, Dwight Farmer and Logan Cobb.

Notes:


Pauline (Harris) Albritton
Mar 24, 1919 - Jan 31, 1950

Funeral Rites For Mrs. Albritton Held Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Harris Albritton, 30, who died suddenly in Houston Tuesday night, were held from the First Baptist church at Richland Thursday afternoon. Burial was in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler. Services also were held late Wednesday in Houston.

Surviving are her husband, H. B. Albritton; a son, H. B. Albritton, Jr.; a daughter, Paulette Albritton, all of Houston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Harris, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hardin and Mrs. Jo Ella Hoffpauir, both of Houston, and two brothers, J. E. Harris, Houston and Major Doyle Harris, U. S. Army, Japan.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Campbell Augustus Steele
Oct. 22, 1882 - Jun. 6, 1950

Campbell Steele Dies Tuesday; Rites Wednesday

Campbell A. Steele, 67, retired Richland school teacher, died in Dallas Tuesday morning while visiting with relatives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Richland Methodist Church with Rev. Cloud officiating. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, of Richland; three daughters, Mrs. F. A. Mitchell and Mrs. Coleman Parish, both of Dallas, and Mrs. S. F. Coker of Richland; two brothers, Jim Steele of Streetman and Greg Steele of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Chandler of Dallas and Mrs. Jack Glass of Old Ocean, Texas; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Guy Lansford, Guy Campbell, W. H. Brown, A. Neal Brown, D. V. Carter and F. E. Withrow. Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 6, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bessie (Thomas) Steele; s/o Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Steele & Elizabeth Campbell “Bettie” (Gunter) Steele

Rutha Mae (Pond) Sublett
Feb 6, 1900 - Oct 10, 1950

Mrs. R. M. Sublett Dies At Richland; Rites Thursday

Mrs. Rutha Mae Sublett, 50, of Fort Worth, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. W. P. Pond, at Richland Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Richland Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Finkbiner, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Mr. Cloud, Baptist minister.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Carter, Clovis, N. M.; three grandchildren, mother, a brother, Ernest Pond, Richland; and five sisters, Mrs. Walter Anderson, Jai, N. M.; Mrs. Thelma Wilkes, Virginia Beach, Va.; Mrs. George Grimes, Dallas; Miss Claudia Pond, Richland, and Mrs. Clyde Lawrence, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:


Flora Violet (Murphey) Bosley-Moore-Wright
Mar 21, 1922 - Jan 13, 2013"
 
Flora Wright was born March 21, 1922 in Navarro County, TX and passed away January 2, 2013. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Jim and LaVerne Bosley, Thomas and Nancy Moore, David and Shirley Wright and Wendell and Kimm Wright; daughters and sons-in-law Elizabeth and Travis Lloyd and Glenda and John Dooley; brothers J.W. Murphey, Harvey Murphey and Huey Murphey; sisters Velma Johnson and Mary Moates; 21 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends.

Notes:

  • Jeter & Son Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Richland cemetery
  • 1st husband Jim Henry Bosley 2nd Husband Howard Moore married Jun 8, 1940 3rd husband Grover Wright; d/o Willie Jeff Murphey & Alice Elizabeth (Dees) Murphey

Glover Wright
Jun 6, 1900 - Feb 13, 1970

Clover Wright Services Today

Clover Wright, 68, a resident of Richland, died Friday in Corsicana. He was born June 6, 1900.

Services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Frank Drury will officiate and interment will be in Richland Cemetery.

He is survived by brother and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Doug Tidwell, James Glass, Blackie Wiggley, Buck Wiggley, W. H. Hargrove and James McDonald.

Notes:

----

Wright Services

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3:30 at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Clover Wright who died Friday. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Frank Drury, with interment in Richland Cemetery.

Notes:


Ambros Bohannon Runnels
May 14, 1884 - Mar 14, 1956

Wednesday Rites For A. B. Runnels

Funeral services for A. B. Runnels, 71, retired Wortham farmer, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Richland Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church.

Runnels died in the Brown Hospital at Mexia early Wednesday.

Surviving are his wife of Wortham; three sons, A. L. Runnels, Orange, and I. O. and J. C. Runnells, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Weeks, Mexia, and Mrs. Ed. Henry, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, P. T. Runnels, and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Ray and Mrs. Nora Grider, all of Gilmer and other relatives.

Nephews and grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:


Annie Bell (Farmer) Runnels
Sep 2, 1887 - Apr 2, 1965

Mrs. Runnels Expires Friday

Mrs. A. B. Runnels, 78, died in Wortham Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Richland Cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, A. L. Runnels, Orange; James Runnels and I. O. Runnels, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Mae Weeks, Mexia and Mrs. Odie Lee Henry, Dallas; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. R. R. Price, Bedias, and Mrs. Elvie Crowley, Grand Prairie.

Notes;

-----

Hold Services Mrs. Runnels

Funeral services for Mrs. A. B. Runnels, who died in Wortham Friday at the age of 78, were held from Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

Conducting the services were Rev. Bill Roe, Wortham Baptist church, and Rev. Jack Bell, Shiloh Baptist church. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery.

Survivors in clude three sons, A. L. Runnels, Orange; James Runnels and I. O. Runnels, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Mae Weeks, Mexia and Mrs. Odie Lee Henry, Dallas; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. R. R. Price, Bedias, and Mrs. Elvie Crowley, Grand Prairie

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Notes:


Eli Andrew Richardson
May 23, 1894 - Jul 31, 1976

Eli Richardson

WORTHAM – Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Walker Funeral Home Chapel here for Eli A. Richardson, 82, who died Saturday in the Wortham Hospital.

The Rev. w. C. Crawford and the Rev. Glenn Latimer will conduct the services with burial following in the Richland Cemetery.

Richardson lived most of his life in Richland. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Woodsmen of the World.

He had lived in Wortham about four years.

Survivors include one son, James Eli Richardson of North Dakota; two daughters, Mrs. Stella Massey of Wortham and Myrtle Brown of Euless; one brother, Lee Richardson of Hemphill; two sisters, Lillian Hayes of Hemphill and Dora Pace of Overton, 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Starley Chism, Reuben Griffin, Vernon York, Ray Howard Massey, Glenn Massey and Richard Massey.

Notes:


Tom Hester
Apr 1, 1903 - Nov 16, 1972

Tom Hester

IRENE—Funeral services were a 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCormick Funeral Home in Frost for Tom Hester, 69, of Irene, who died at his home Thursday night. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery near Irene.

Survivors include his widow, a son, three daughters, three step-daughters, a sister, 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Notes:


Lowell Wilson Chappell, Sr.
Apr 30, 1918 - Jan 25, 1974

Wilson Chappell

HILLSBORO—Funeral services are scheduled here at 2 p.m. Monday for Wilson Chappell, 55, in Marshall and Marshall Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Edgar Terrell officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery in Irene.

Chappell, a native of Irene, died Friday night in W. C. Tinnery Hospital in Waxahachie.

He was a metallurgist and had lived in Corsicana and Wilmer for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Pleasant Run Baptist Church in Lancaster.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rita Millican Chappell of Wilmer; a daughter, Mrs. Julia Ann Lucas of Dallas; two sons, Lowell Chappell and Johnny Chappell, both of Wilmer; two grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Nell Watts and Mrs. Christine Dietrich, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Jean Maddox of Austin.

Notes:


Albert G. Morgan
1860 - Dec 17, 1938

Pioneer Resident Hill County Dies

HILLSBORO, Dec. 20.—Funeral services for A. G. Morgan, native Texan, aged 78, years, who died Saturday night, were held Sunday afternoon with interment in the Salem cemetery near Irene. He had resided in Hill County since 1898.

Surviving are a son, Chester Morgan, Hillsboro, and three daughters, Mrs. Margarite Tinsley of Hillsboro; Mrs. Alta Graham, Irene, and Mrs. Ruth Brown, Terrell.

Notes:


Walter Edward Halbrooks
Apr 13, 1902 - Jan 20, 1964

W. E. Halbrook

HILLSBORO, Jan. 22 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Walter Edward Halbrook, 61, of 1700 North Fourth Street, Waco, who died in Waco Monday, were held from the Marshall and Marshall Chapel here Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Salem cemetery near Irene.

Native of Irene, he resided there until he moved to Waco 20 years ago. He was a civil service employe.

Surviving are his wife of Waco; two brothers, Wendell Halbrook, Granger, and Henry Halbrook, Dallas; five sisters, Mrs. Nora Hale, Mrs. Almer Renfro and Mrs. Orvil Bumpers, all of Dawson; Mrs. Clarence Gothard and Mrs. William Nutt, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Notes:


Louise Bertha Taylor (York) Cannamore
Jun 5, 1886 - Jul 13, 1962

Mrs. Cannimore Rites At Irene

Funeral services for Mrs. G. C. Cannimore, 76, of Hillsboro was held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Irene Baptist church with burial in the Salem cemetery. Rev. Dale Clark officiated. She died in Waco Friday night.

Mrs. Cannimore came from Arkansas to Hill county at the age of six years and lived in Irene until 1945 when she moved to Hillsboro. She was married at Irene in 1906. Her husband died in 1961. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Ludy York, Irene; three sons, A. D. Cannimore, Mathis; E. T. Cannimore, and M. T. Cannimore, both of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Adams, Waco; a brother, Tommy York, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Mochelle, Irene; Mrs. Rosa Downey, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Vernon Johnson, Frost, and 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:


Mary Jane (Bryant) Merrell
Nov 11, 1881 - Dec 12, 1964

Mrs. Merrell Dies At Dawson

DAWSON, Dec. 11 (Spl)—Mrs. Mary Jane Merrell, 84, long-time Dawson resident, died at her home here Thursday night. She resided at Irene before moving to Dawson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Worley, pastor, and Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery near Irene.

Surviving are two sons, Bryant Merrell of Dawson, now teaching in Killeen, and Alva Merrell, Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Carlos Berry, Dawson; four grandchildren, two brothers, J. L. Bryant, Waco, and W. H. Bryant, Ennis, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. J. Moore, L. A. Phillips, J. B. Hale, J. E. Davis, Chester Prayer and Leonard Tanner.

Eubanks will direct.

Notes:


Demaris Carlee “Carrie”(Hunter) Thummell
Jul 15, 1862 - Jul 29, 1922

DIED AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Remains Will Be Interred in Hill County Tomorrow

Mrs. Carrie Thummell, wife of M. Thummell, aged 68 years, died at the family home on West Seventh avenue at 6 o’clock this morning, after an illness of several years and the remains will be interred in the Salem Cemetery in Hill county tomorrow afternoon. The deceased had lived in this county for more than forty years, most of that time in the Drane community. She was a most excellent woman and had a host of friends who will be pained to learn of her death. She is survived by her husband and three children, Chester and Henry Thummell and Mrs. Allen McEntire, all of the Drane community.

Notes:


Charlie Overton Hawkins
May 31, 1876 - Dec. 4, 1950

Irene Resident Buried Tuesday

Funeral services for Charlie Overton Hawkins, 69, of Irene, who died Monday in a Waco hospital, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Irene Methodist church. Burial was in the Salem cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, R. B. and Orville Hawkins, all of Irene; three daughters, Mrs. Charlie Herd, Irene; Mrs. Victor Rogers, Dallas, and Mrs. J. N. McLaughlin, San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Thraikill, Dawson, and Mrs. Will Hill, Waxahachie; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 5, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cora (English) Hawkins married Dec 16, 1898; s/o John & Elizabeth Hawkins per death certificate

Lillian Opal (Horner) Hawkins
Apr 4, 1920 - Jan 29, 2016

Lillian Opal Horner passed away on January 29th at the St. David's Round Rock Medical Center in the company of her daughter Penny King, her grandson Dr. Milo Anderson, her son-in-law Taylor King and his sister Wendy Fredell. She was born on April 4th, 1920 in Ranger, Texas to her parents Louisa Jane (Mama Lou) and John Melvin Horner. She graduated from Wink High School in 1936 and attended Texas Tech University where she was the first female member of the Texas Tech Band. She returned to Wink after graduation where she owned a dress shop and a bowling alley. She married Bob Hawkins after the war and then went to work for Humble Oil as an assistant to petroleum engineers for 17 years. After retiring from Humble she went back to school to earn a Masters degree in education while teaching at the Wink Schools for 31 years. She took her Number Sense students for statewide competition and invariably had the top students in Texas. A former student writes "She was a very special teacher, and a woman who touched so many lives in so many different ways, and she will be missed by all of us who had the opportunity to know her." She considered herself a "Yellow Dog Democrat" and was always looking for ways to help others and enrich their lives. She will be missed by family and friends, as well as the residents and staff of Legacy at Georgetown Assisted Living.
She is survived by her daughter Penny, her nephews John and Garrett Cook, and her 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Wink HS grad 1936
  • w/o Robert B. “Bob” Hawkins; d/o John Melvin Horner & Louisa Jane (Carpenter) Horner buried in Kermit cemetery, Kermit, Winkler County, Texas
  • Salem cemetery

Charles Richard Herd, Judge
Jan 12, 1926 - Oct 30, 2009

 
Judge Charles Herd, 83, of Irene, Texas, passed away Oct. 30, 2009, at his residence. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro, with Dr. Allan Lane officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Irene Cemetery in Irene. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Charles was born in Irene, Texas, to the late Charlie and Bertie (Hawkins) Herd. He grew up in Irene and graduated from Malone High School. After graduating from Sam Houston State University, he worked in the oil and gas industry for a number of years in both west and south Texas. During World War II, Charles served in the U.S. Army, receiving several recognitions, including the Purple Heart. On Nov. 23, 1946, he married Patsy Ruth Winn in Rockwall, Texas. He served as Hill County Judge for seven years, retiring Nov. 15, 1991. Judge Herd was involved with the Texas Democratic Party for many years and was also active with the Boy Scouts while in west Texas. He loved to fish, travel, fly airplanes and ride his motorcycle. He also enjoyed playing his keyboard with local country swing bands.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Herd, of Irene; daughters, Linda Willis and husband, Doug, of Irene, and Laura Greer, of San Antonio; grandchildren: Philip Greer and wife, Amy, of Kyle, Texas, Richard Greer, of Austin, Patrick Greer, of Austin, Laura Kramer, of Irene, John Willis and wife, Summer, of Waxahachie, and Leah Borel and husband, Stan, of Chapel Hill; great-grandchildren: Chasity and Jack Willis, Mikaylie, Tierra, and Jenna Borel, and Jacob and Ashlynn Greer; sister, Margie Germany, of Hurst; other relatives and many friends.

Notes:

  • Waco Tribune-Herald – Nov 1, 2009
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Malone HS grad.
  • US Army WWII
  • h/o Patsy Ruth (Winn) Herd married Nov. 23, 1946; s/o Charles N. Herd & Bertie Mae (Hawkins) Herd

William L. Bailey
Nov. 4, 1859 - Dec. 21, 1933

FATHER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY AT IRENE DEC. 21

William Bailey, a resident of the Irene community for more than 20 years, passed away Dec. 21, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mattie Littlejohn. Funeral rites were held at Irene Methodist church by B. E. Kimbro, and concluded at
Salem cemetery with the Masons in charge.

Mr. Baily was born in Calhoun county, Mississippi, in 1850, but came to Texas about 1900, settling in the Emmett community of Navarro county. He moved to Irene in 1919, and lived there until his death.

Deceased was married to Martha Toal 52 years ago and to this union were born eight children, four of whom survive. Those living are Mrs. O. P. Littlejohn of Irene; Mrs. Dalla Bailey of Hubbard; Mrs. Willie May of Athens, and Mrs. Mary Price of Corsicana. Three brothers and three sisters also survive him: Andy Bailey of Mississippi, Charley Bailey of Mineral Wells; Jim Bailey of Corsicana; Mrs. Pattie Tinner of Mississippi; Mrs. Sarah Carter of Mississippi; Mrs. Lizzie Terry of Athens; also 25 grandchildren.

Mr. Bailey was converted and united with the Methodist church in 1895, and was an active, loyal member until his death. He was a devout Christian and never failed to support all church work regardless of denomination. To him the gospel was “good news” from any pulpit. Like Stephen, he did not die but “fell asleep in Jesus,” and no acquaintance of Mr. Bailey can doubt his receiving the reward of the faithful for we know he fought the good fight and kept the faith.

Because of the loss of a progressive and upright citizen, the Irene community will suffer. For all upright and progressive movements his community, state or ---, Mr. Bailey fought tenactively. The book of his life is known and shows not a blank page in it. In the spiritual and material phases of life, we the host of his friends feel an irretrievable loss.—Contributed.

Notes:


Jessie Almer Chappell
Apr 25, 1886 - May 23, 1945

FATHER CORSICANA MAN DIED IN ENNIS; RITES HELD THURSDAY

ENNIS, May 25.—Funeral services for J. A. Chappell, aged 59, who died in a local hospital Wednesday, were held here Thursday afternoon, with another service at Irene later in the afternoon. Burial was in the
Salem cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maud Wilson Chappell, Ennis; three daughters, Miss Christine Chappell, Dallas; Ona Gean and Alma Nell Chappell, both of Ennis; two sons, Wilson Chappell, Corsicana, and Weldon Chappell, Fort Benning, Ga., two brothers, and three sisters.

Notes:


Allen Mebane Graham
Jul 25, 1871 - Dec 27, 1959

A. M. Graham Rites Monday

Funeral services for A. M. Graham, 88, who died in a Hillsboro hospital Sunday, were held in Hillsboro Monday afternoon with burial in the
Salem cemetery near Irene.

Graham was a native of the Salem community and resided there all of his life except two years spent in Oklahoma.

Surviving are his wife of Irene; Gene Graham, Lancaster, Calif., and Morgan Graham, Arlington; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:


Mary Fannie (Gibson) Johnson-Bullard
Apr 5, 1890 - Feb 2, 1933

Hill County Woman Buried Saturday

IRENE, Hill County, Feb. 7.—(AP)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Fannie Bulard, aged 40 years, who died Saturday morning, was held Saturday afternoon with interment in the
Salem cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, H. S. Bullard, Irene; a son, a daughter, and two sisters. One sister, Mrs. A. W. Hill, resides at Kerens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 7, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband unknown Johnson 2nd Harold S. Bullard; d/o W. J. Gibson and Julia (Lowrey) Gibson (two children- Gertha Johnson and Jones Johnson per census)

George Chester Cannmore
May 25, 1888 - Jul 28, 1961

G. C. Cannamore Rites Sunday

Funeral services for G. C. Cannamore, 73, formerly of Irene, who died in Houston, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Irene with burial in the
Salem cemetery. He died Friday. He formerly resided in Navarro county and moved to Hillsboro in 1945, later moving to Houston.

He was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Adams, Waco; three sons, A. D. Cannamore, Mathis; E. T. Cannamore, Houston, and M. T. Cannamore, Houston; two sisters, two brothers, and 10 grandchildren.

Notes:


Lena Maude Batton
1874 - Feb 26, 1956

Irene Resident Services Monday

Miss Lena Maude Batton, 81, life-long resident of Irene, died in Gunter Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Irene Church of Christ with burial in the
Salem cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. Willard Morrow, Church of Christ minister of Fort Worth.

Surviving are two brothers, J. Walter Batton and Henry Batton; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Shipp and Mrs. Mattie York, all of Irene, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were William Brown, Norman Frazier, Barger Herd, Jim Mason, Bud Wilson, Max Graham, Talmadge Melton and Griffin Langford.

Corley directed.

Notes:


David Reese Hawk
July 7, 1934 - May 4, 2020

David Reese Hawk passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana from a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born on July 7, 1934 in Dallas, Texas to David E. Hawk and Irene Louise Hawk (Adams).

David grew up in Hillsboro and graduated from Hillsboro High School. He went on to Southern Methodist University in Dallas and earned his bachelor's degree. David was captain of the football team at SMU in his senior year. He worked as a football coach for a few years before moving to Corsicana, Texas in 1960 where he became the Vice-President of Tex-Sun Glove Company. His favorite job was being an official in the NFL. He was a member of the NFL Officials Association and worked within the association from 1972-1994. David enjoyed fishing with his friends and sons.

He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. He was an active member of the Family Service Board of Directors and the YMCA Board of Directors. David spent many hours at the YMCA during his life in Corsicana.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by JoAnn, his wife of 65 years; his sons; Mark Hawk and wife, Kristin of Heath, Texas and William Dean Hawk of Springfield, Illinois. David is also survived by his grandchildren; Hayden Hawk and wife, Taylor with great-granddaughter Mia Hawk, and Logan Hawk and wife, Mary.

Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home with a celebration of David's Life at a future date and time. The family is requesting that memorials be made to the Corsicana YMCA at 400 W. Oaklawn, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or the charity of your choice.

Notes:


Irby Joe Smith
Jan. 30, 1929 - Apr. 25, 2020

Irby Joe Smith, aged 91, passed away peacefully in Denison Texas on April 25, 2020. Irby was born in Waco, Texas on January 30, 1929, to Foster and Lucile Smith. Their home was in Kerens, Texas. Irby and his family moved to Trinidad, Texas when Irby was in the third grade. He attended Trinidad School where he met a classmate that became one of his best friends, Jo Ann Uhrich. They were friends all through their school years in Trinidad. Irby played football and basketball in high school. After graduating high school, he married his childhood sweetheart. They remained married 73+ years.

After graduating Irby went to work for Texas Power and Light June 1947 at the generating station in Trinidad. Over the years his work took him from Trinidad to Mt. Pleasant, Texas and finally to Sherman, Texas in 1962. He continued to work for Texas Power and Light until he retired in 1987 with 40 years of service.
Irby loved sports. In Mt. Pleasant he officiated at Friday night high school football as well as baseball games. He supported his community as a volunteer fireman for the 8 years they lived there. He was also a member in good standing for over 50 years of the Masonic Temple Lodge #70 A.F. & A.M. and a member of the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. His wife, Jo Ann was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star serving along with him.

While living in Sherman, Irby was a member of the Grayson County Sheriff's Posse. He rode his horse, "Red" in many parades, rodeos and other functions, including the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California in 1979. When the Posse members traveled to Pasadena, the men drove their horses in trailers, while the women traveled by air. It was a memorable time and wonderful experience that both he and Jo Ann cherished.

Upon retirement, Irby and Jo Ann traveled the United States in their new travel trailer. They spent time in Daisy State Park on Lake Greeson, Daisy Arkansas, camping with family and a large group of friends from Mt. Pleasant, Texas. There was always a lot of fun to be had when that group of campers showed up in the summers and several other times a year at their favorite campsites in Daisy State Park. They spent winters in Donna, Texas at a favorite campground. They met other Winter Texans and made another large group of friends and had many good times. They would annually return home, clean the trailer and prepare for the next getaway.

Once they settled down back in Sherman, grandchildren and their families would often visit. The Smith family has a long history of holiday get togethers. Irby who was known by the grandkids as "Pops" would always entertain, laugh and admonish to "brush your teeth or you end up like Pops" (while removing his front two teeth then popping them back in). He would also give big hugs and good advice as the grandkids grew older. He is remembered as a mentor and friend.

Irby was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Irby Joe Smith Jr and his daughter, Jelu Binion. Irby is survived by his loving wife, Jo Ann Uhrich Smith, his daughter, Donna Smith Rogers and her husband, Dr. Kent Rogers of Corsicana, Texas. He is also survived by granddaughters, Cyndi Rogers, Suzi Nelson and husband Dean, grandsons Mark Rogers and wife Jennifer, Kevin Binion and wife Julie, Daryl Smith and wife Adawn and Joel Smith and wife Jennifer. He has eight great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Published on May 7, 2020

Douglas Anthony "Tony" Phillips
Dec 3, 1940 - May 3, 2020
 
Douglas Anthony (Tony) Phillips, 79 of Powell passed away May 3, 2020.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Rice Cemetery with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating.
 

Notes:

----

Douglas Anthony (Tony) Phillips, 79 of Powell passed away May 3, 2020. He was born December 3, 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia to Kelley Elijah Phillips and Mary Lucille Brisendine Phillips. He attended church in the past at Cowboy Church of Ennis, and was currently attending at Cowboy Church in Kerens. Tony loved being outside enjoying nature, his cows, and loved to mow grass. He also enjoyed going to the Casino's and dancing.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanette Phillips who passed in 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Lori Williams and Allen Williams; grandchildren, Annette Derden, Brittney Bird and husband Chris and Nathan Wilks; great grandchildren, Kenzlie, Julian, Hunter Garner, Zaiden Davis and Saveya Derden; brothers, Stephen Glenn Phillips and wife Cheryl and John Hardy Phillips and wife Billie. He is also survived by a number of extended family and was also expecting more great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 9:00am-1:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Service will following visitation at 2:00pm at Rice Cemetery with Bro Floyd Petersen officiating. Pallbearers will be Allen Williams, Ethan Williams, Chris Bird, Roy Smith, Tony Gonzalez and Nathan Wilks. Honorary Pallbearers will be Wade Derden and Jeff Shumate.

Notes:

  • h/o Ida Jeanette (Smith) Phillips; s/o Kelley Elijah Phillips and Mary Lucille (Brisendine) Phillips

Janell (Hoggatt) Price
Mar 27, 1943 - Apr 30, 2020

Janell H. Price, 77, of Purdon passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her residence. Visitation will be come and go Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 9:00am until 5 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020 at 10 a.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Don Crum officiating. Interment will follow in New Pursley Cemetery. Live video webcasting will begin at 9:55 a.m. Monday, May 4, where you may view the Janell H. Price service live by clicking on the webcasting link.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 1, 2020
Submitted by Karen Rost

Janell H. Price, age 77, of Purdon passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her residence. She was born on March 27, 1943 in Corsicana, Texas to Richard Donnell Hoggatt and Jean Belle Hoggatt (Young).

Janell was a loving wife, caring mother, older sister, an aunt, a grandmother and a friend to many people. She was gifted in writing and authored two books. A native Texan, she loved bluebonnets and the Hill Country, traveling with her husband in their Casita trailer visiting family and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Janell is survived by her husband Raymond Price, they would have been married 57 years May 30, 2020. She is also survived by her children: Scott Price and wife, Kelli of Denton, Texas, Chris Price and wife, Jenny of Prosper, Texas, and Mary Ontiveros and husband, Sean of Sanford, North Carolina. Her grandchildren: Cody, Evan, Nathan, Andrew, Luke, Judson, Grace, and Michael will forever cherish their memories of time spent with Janell. Her siblings that survive her are Richard Donnell Hoggatt, Jr. and his wife, Bonnie and Carolyn Krecker and her husband, Allen and she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be come and go on Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 9:00am to 5:00 pm at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020 at 10:00am at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Don Crum officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Price, Nathan Price, Andrew Price, Chris Price, Evan Price, and Sean Ontiveros. Burial will follow at New Pursley Cemetery. Social distancing will be observed at all services.

Notes:

  • w/o Raymond Earl Price; d/o Richard Donnell Hoggatt & Jean Belle (York) Hoggatt

Sidney Paul Jones
May 21, 1956 - May 7, 2020

Sidney Paul Jones, of Kerens passed away at his home on May 7, 2020 at the age of 63. He was born in Corsicana on May 21, 1956 to Lena Bell Jones and Ray Adlee Jones.

Paul attended school in Kerens and graduated from R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton. Through the years he worked for Fertitex, Big Brown and General Dynamics and also owned his own cemetery service.

Paul loved to hunt, fish, cook, golf and garden. He also loved his family and friends. Any one who knew Paul knew he loved to talk and always had a story to tell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Herman, Ray, Robert and Carl; sisters, Olivia and Ozell. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cindy; his daughter, Nicole Jones of Kerens and his son, Zachary and wife Melissa of Kerens; grandchildren, Paxton, Katlyn, Jothelyn, Christopher, Sean and Caydence. He is also survived by his sister, Linda Roughton of Corsicana and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and a host of friends.

Visitation with the family will be from 2:00pm - 8:00pm Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Prairie Point Cemetery with Bob Carroll officiating.

Pallbearers will be David "Monk" Montgomery, Eddie Nance, Dan Kent, Heath Reynolds, Nolen Howard, Donnie Ritter, Dale Bankston and Todd Amick.

Notes:

------

Paul Jones Obituary

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Paul Jones (Sidney, Texas), born in Corsicana, Texas, who passed away on May 7, 2020, at the age of 63, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can send flowers and/or light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Paul Jones to show support.

He was predeceased by : his parents, Lena Bell Jones and Ray Adlee Jones; and his siblings, Herman, Ray, Robert, Carl, Olivia and Ozell. He is survived by : his wife Cindy; his children, Nicole Jones of Kerens and Zachary (Melissa) of Kerens; his grandchildren, Paxton, Katlyn, Jothelyn, Christopher, Sean and Caydence; and his sister Linda Roughton of Corsicana. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 9th 2020 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home (1530 N 45th St, Corsicana, TX 75110). A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 10th 2020 at 3:00 PM at the
Prairie Point Cemetery (Kerens, TX 75144).


William Jackson Glasgow
Jun 3, 1867 - Jan 31, 1951

Glasgow Rites At Athens Saturday

Funeral services for a former Corsicana resident, Willie Glasgow, 83, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Hassell and Foster Chapel in Athens. Burial will be in the Baptist Cemetery at Bazette.

Mr. Glasgow died at his home near Athens Wednesday after being ill for about two years.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Robert and Jess Glasgow, both of Athens; four brothers, Mose Glasgow, Temple, Okla.; Jim and Martin Glasgow, both of Corsicana, and Sam Glasgow, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Katy Niles, Dallas, and Mrs. Pearl Ray, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Notes:


Dempsey Cordelia (Selman) Glasgow
Mar 23, 1883 - Jan 28, 1962

Mrs. D. Glasgow Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Dempsey Glasgow, 78, formerly of Navarro county, who died in an Athens Hospital Sunday, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Hassell and Foster Chapel in Athens. Burial was in the Bazette cemetery near Kerens.

Surviving are a son, R. W. Glasgow, Athens; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Notes:


Jesse Mercer Jenkins
Jan 27, 1901 - Jun 27, 1951

Jessie Jenkins Dies Wednesday

Kerens, June 28—(Spl.)—Jessie Jenkins, 50, died in the John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church in Bazette at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Bazette cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Bill Gibson, minister of the Kerens Church of Christ.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Belle Bobbitt, Corsicana; a brothers, R. C. Jenkins, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Annie Byers, Dallas; two half-brothers, Hardy Bobbitt, Clarendon, and Homer Bobbitt, Kerens; a half-sister, Mrs. T. E. Simmons, Corsicana.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

Notes:


Urban Edward Graves, Sr.
Mar 22, 1900 - Aug 4, 1951

Kerens Man Dies Of Heart Attack

Urban Graves, 51, of Kerens died at the Navarro Clinic at midnight with a heart attack a few minutes after arrival

Graves was employed by John Hooser, driller, on a test near Corbet, and was reported stricken while at work on the rig.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Bazette Baptist church with burial in the Bazette Baptist cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Graves, Kerens; a daughter, Uarlene Graves, Kerens; a son Urban Graves, Jr., Kernes, and three brothers, Hardy Graves, Corsicana; Johnny Graves, Kerens, and L. C. Graves, Roane.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 4, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Agnes Mae (Crocker) Graves married Dec. 25, 1924; s/o James Edward Washington Graves & Sophronia Monie (Mixon) Graves

Henry Wilford Morris
Nov 21, 1869 - Nov 7, 1951

Henry W. Morris Rites Thursday

Henry W. Morris, 81, retired farmer, 612 West Thirteenth avenue, died of a shotgun blast at the family residence late Wednesday afternoon.

W. H. Johnson, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict following an investigation of death from a shotgun wound self-inflicted.

Found in Bathtub.
Judge Johnson said that the body was discovered in a bathtub by relatives with a .410 gauge shotgun in the tub. One shotgun wound was found in the chest, the coroner stated, and added that a window stick apparently had been used to push the trigger. Members of the family heard the gun report, Judge Johnson said, and forced their way into the locked bathroom.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday from the Central Methodist church of which he was a member. Burial was in the Bazette cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Jim Cleveland, Dallas Church of Christ minister, assisted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Survivors Listed.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Morris, Corsicana; four sons, Weldon, W. G. and Jack Morris, all of Corsicana, and Johnny Morris, Irving; three daughters, Mrs. J. A. Ethridge, Dallas; Mrs. Ted Gowan and Miss Zetta Fern Morris, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Frank Irvin, Joe M. Seal, F. H. Washburn, Johnny Mills, James King and E. G. Hollingsworth.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Navarro County TXGenWeb
© Copyright February, 2020
Edward L. Williams