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Cullen Dunn
Feb 15, 1885 - Oct 5, 1951

Cotton Classer Expires Friday; Rites Saturday

Cullen Dunn, 66, cotton classer died at his home, 1001 West Second Avenue at an early hour Friday morning a few hours following a stroke.

Native of Navarro county, he had resided in Corsicana most of his life and was engaged in the cotton business here.

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

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Cullen Wood, and two grandsons, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wade Smith, Aaron Levine, Allyn Gordon, Derwood George, Ralph Stell, Louis Schwarts, and Durwood Robinson.

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Saturday Rites For Cullen Dunn

Funeral services for Cullen Dunn, 66, life-long Navarro county resident, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Dunn died with a heart attack at the family home, 1001 West Second Avenue, at an early hour Friday morning shortly after he was stricken. He was a well-known cotton classer and had spent most of his life in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Cullen Wood, and two grandsons, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wade Smith, Aaron Levine, Allyn Gordon, Derwood George, Ralph Stell, Louis Schwarts, and Durwood Robinson.

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Willie Loyd Dunn
Oct 31, 1918 - Feb 19, 1974

W. L. Dunn

Funeral services are pending for Willie Lloyd Dunn, 55, who died Tuesday in the Lisbon Veteran’s Hospital in Dallas. Corley’s Funeral Home in Corsicana is in charge of service arrangements. Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate with burial to follow in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a lifetime resident of Corsicana and was a disabled veteran. He was a member of Trinity Baptist church.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Frankie Dunn of Corsicana; three nieces, Barbara Bruce of Corsicana, Linda Dunn and Phyllis Dunn, both of Eureka; two nephews, R. W. Dunn of Lubbock, and Bobby Dunn of Bay City; and a number of cousins.

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Loyd Dunn

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Loyd Dunn, 55, of Corsicana who died in Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital, Tuesday. Rev. Mickey Loftis and Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Corsicana and had lived here all his life. He was a member of Trinity Baptist church and had served in the Navy.

Pallbearers include Charles Arnett, O. L. Pitts, Paul Mitchell, J. T. Arnett, Johnny Arnett, Frank Arnett and Leon Jones.

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Martha Elizabeth (Berryhill) Henderson 
Nov 3, 1870 - Oct 5, 1951

Mrs. Henderson Expires Friday

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Henderson, 80, died in Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon. Funeral rites will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday from Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, R. A. Henderson, Telco; five daughters, Mrs. R. S. Flynn, Mrs. Clyde Barnes, Mrs. Oakley King, and Mrs. T. G. Hayes, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lester Morris, Odessa; 12 grandchildren, two of whom she reared—Mrs. George Wilson, Cleburne, and James Barnes, Dallas.

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Rites Saturday Mrs. Henderson

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Henderson, 80, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon, are slated from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church, and Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Henderson had resided in Navarro county most of her life. She had made her home in Corsicana eight years, residing at 1002 South Seventeen and one-half street.

Surviving are a son, R. A. Henderson, Talico; five daughters, Mrs. R. S. Flynn, Mrs. Clyde Barnes, Mrs. Oakley King, and Mrs. T. G. Hayes, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lester Morris, Odessa; 12 grandchildren including two whom she reared—Mrs. George Wilson, Cleburne, and James Barnes, Dallas; two brothers, J. R. Berryhill, Oklahoma City, and M. J. Berryhill, Davis, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be Frank Cartlidge, Elbert Prince, Travis Brown, Reuben Tucker, Ed Howell, Lloyd Knott, Dr. Wm. R. Sneed and Jester Layfield.

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Lula Caroline (Weems) Henderson
Nov 22, 1871 - Apr 26, 1951

Mrs. Henderson, 79, long-time Corsicana resident, died at her home, 607 West Thirteenth avenue, early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Friday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Mt. Hope, Ark., Mrs. Henderson had resided in Texas since Sept. 15, 1892.

Surviving are two sons, C. J. and F. W. Henderson, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Pearl Sikes, Tyler, and Mrs. A. P. Tuck, Corsicana; a brother, G. W. Weems, Chatfield; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lynn H. Baker, Henry b. Sikes, Jr., J. E. Lawhon, George W. Blood, Jr., R. B. Peacock and Marshall Weems.

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Mrs. Henderson Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. C. S. Henderson, 79, who died at her home, 607 West Thirteenth avenue, Thursday morning, were held from the Griffin Chapel Friday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Henderson was born in Mt. Hope, Ala., and had resided in Texas since 1892.

Surviving are two sons, C. J. and F. W. Henderson, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Pearl Sikes, Tyler, and Mrs. A. P. Tuck, Corsicana; a brother, G. W. Weems, Chatfield; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lynn H. Baker, Henry b. Sikes, Jr., J. E. Lawhon, George W. Blood, Jr., R. B. Peacock and Marshall Weems.

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Mary E. (Vining) Crabb
Oct 30, 1871 - Jun 4, 1951

Mrs. Mary Crabb Succumbs Monday

Mrs. Mary E. Crabb, aged 80 years, long-time Corsicana resident, died at her home, 400 South 23 1-2 street Monday morning following an extended illness. She was a native of Athens, Ala.

Surviving are two sons, C. H. Crabb, Corsicana, and John F. Crabb, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Rhoads, Corsicana; Mrs. Ira Tanner, Harlingen, and Mrs. C. A. Warren, Bruni; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Millard Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

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Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Crabb

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Crabb, aged 80 years, who died at her home Monday morning following an extended illness, will be held from the McCammon Chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Millard Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, C. H. Crabb, Corsicana, and John F. Crabb, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Rhoads, Corsicana; Mrs. Ida Tanner, Harlingen, and Mrs. C. A. Warren, Bruni; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. B. Redden, Lon Meyers, W. L. Poarch, Henry Slate, E. W. Braley and J. F. Ewing.

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Mrs. Mary Crabb Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Crabb, 80, who died Monday were held from the McCammon Chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Millard Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, C. H. Crabb, Corsicana, and John F. Crabb, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Rhoads, Corsicana; Mrs. Ida Tanner, Harlingen, and Mrs. C. A. Warren, Bruni; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. B. Redden, Lon Meyers, W. L. Poarch, Henry Slate, E. W. Braley and J. F. Ewing.

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Morris Wayne Hamel, Jr.
Jul 8, 1951 - Jul 31, 1951

Child Dies In Waco Hospital

Morris Wayne Hamel, Jr., 23 days of age, died in Hillcrest Memorial Hospital in Waco Tuesday night following a two-day illness.

The father of the child is on the front lines in Korea with the U. S. Army and efforts through the Red Cross were made to get him brought home when the child became critically ill.

The mother resides in Waco and spent last week-end here.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Hattie Hamel Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lynn, Tyler.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 1, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Morris Wayne Hamel, Sr. & Barbara Nell (Lynn) Hamel buried Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Tx. (grandparents – Charlie Burton Hamel and Hattie Nanette (Byrd) Hamel are buried in Eureka cemetery, Eureka, Tx.

Alonzo Freeman
Jul 22, 1869 - Sep 20, 1951

Alonzo Freeman Dies Thursday

Alonzo Freeman, 82, retired farmer, 618 North Twenty-Sixth street, died Thursday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Bell, at Barry.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Silas Triplett and Claude B. Holcomb, Church of Christ ministers.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Minta Eason, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bell, Barry; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Davis, Corsicana; and three brothers, Jim Freeman, Corsicana; John Freeman, McKinney and Ben Freeman, DeSoto.

Pallbearers will be Elmer Freeman, Guy Freeman, Ben Freeman, Jr.; Delma Freeman, Lowell Reed and Marshall Massengale.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 21, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Addie Cordelia (Smith) Freeman married Dec. 22, 1895 in Navarro Co., TX; s/o Benjamin Franklin Freeman, Sr. & Carrie Rebecca (Denson) Freeman

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Alonzo Freeman Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Alonzo Freeman, 82, retired farmer, were held from the Corley Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The rites were conducted by Silas Triplett and Claude B. Holcomb, Church of Christ ministers.

Freeman died Thursday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Bell at Barry. He had resided at 618 North Twenty-Sixth street for two years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Minta Eason, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bell, Barry; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Davis, Corsicana; and three brothers, Jim Freeman, Corsicana; John Freeman, McKinney and Ben Freeman, DeSoto, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elmer Freeman, Guy Freeman, Ben Freeman, Jr.; Delma Freeman, Lowell Reed and Marshall Massengale.

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Addie Cordelia (Smith) Freeman
Feb 15, 1876 - Feb 14, 1953

Monday Services For Mrs. Freeman

Mrs. Alonzo Freeman, 618 North Twenty-Sixth street, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon, one day before her 77th birthday. She was born Feb. 15, 1876 in Waxahachie.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 10:33 a.m. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of Fifth avenue Church of Christ and Luther G. Roberts, West Side Church of Christ.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minta Eason, Corsicana and Mrs. Glenn Bell, Barry; a grandson, George Eason, San Angelo; a granddaughter, Marsha Lou Bell, Barry; two brothers, R. W. Smith, Chickasha, Okla., and L. H. Smith of Tucumcari, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Baze, Chickasha, Okla., and Mrs. George J. Lins, Tucumcari, N. M. and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elma, Guy, Ben Freeman, Jr.; Lowell Reed, and Marshall Massengale.

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James Franklin “Jim” Freeman
Dec 28, 1888 - Jan 19, 1961

Hold Services J. F. Freeman

Final rites for J. F. Freeman, 72, were held Friday at 2 p. m. from the McCammon Chapel with C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Dresden, Freeman died early Thursday at Memorial Hospital. He had resided on North Beaton street a number of years.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; one son, James H. Freeman, Lawton, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Davis, Corsicana; one brother, John F. Freeman, McKinney; three grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jim Williams, Ben Freeman, Jr., Guy Freeman, Aubrey Thomas, Buell McDowell, Wade Thomas and Junior Thomas.

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Myrtle Lee (McEntire) Freeman
Mar 20, 1893 - Jul 31, 1976

Mrs. Freeman

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Myrtle Freeman, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Twilight Home.

Howard White, Church of Christ minister, was to officiate with burial following at
Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro county and had lived in Corsicana since 1940. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, James H. Freeman of Medicine Park, Okla.; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be James K. Freeman, Larry K. Freeman, Elmer Freeman, Marshall McEntire, Thomas Adams, Wade Lee Thomas, and Aubrey Thomas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug. 2, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Franklin “Jim” Freeman; d/o Henry Thomas McEntire & Martha Ann (Cates) McEntire buried in Campbell – Elrod cemetery

Minnie Celesta (Freeman) Davis
Jul 15, 1884 - Jan 5, 1972

Mrs. Davis

Services for Mrs. Minnie Davis, 87, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the North Beaton Church of Christ with Mr. Paul Johnston officiating.

Burial is to be in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Davis died at her residence Jan. 5.

A native of Navarro County, she was the last survivor of the B. F. Freeman family of six boys and two daughters which was one of the first pioneer families in the county. She lived in Corsicana all her life.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Una Bell of Barry, Mrs. Minta Eason of Corsicana and Mrs. Irma Scott of McKinney, Elmer Freeman of Corsicana and Holman Freeman of Medicine Park, Okla.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Mary Estell (Franklin) Copley
Sep 19, 1901 - Sep 4, 1951

Mrs. R. L. Copley Succumbs Tuesday

Mrs. Mary Estel Copley, 49, died at the Navarro Clinic early Tuesday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. A. A. Peacock, Fort Worth, former pastor.

Native of Gholson, Texas, Mrs. Copley had resided at 1415 West Seventh Avenue for 31 years.

Surviving are her husband, R. L. Copley, a daughter, Mrs. C. W. Tullos, both of Corsicana; five brothers, P. H. Franklin, Corsicana; B. E. and W. W. Franklin, both of Baytown; Aubrey Franklin, Mexia, and Garland B. Franklin, Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mrs. T. A. Allega, Odessa, and Mrs. Perry Bass, Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be J. I. Ellett, Guy Buck, D. M. Wyatt, C. O. Floyd, L. C. Cook and F. H. Warfield.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep. 4, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Richard Lee Copley married Sep 9,1919 buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, TX; d/o Edwin McCarver Franklin & Sarah Alice “Sallie” (Dawson) Franklin

Ernest C. Copley
Jun 30, 1905 - Jul 6, 1970

Ernest Copley Service Today

Graveside services will be held in
Oakwood Cemetery at 6 p.m. Tuesday for Ernest Copley of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

The Rev. Austin Steadman, pastor of the Highland Baptist Church of Carrollton and a former pastor of the Petty’s Chapel Baptist church, will officiate.

Copley is survived by his wife of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Willie Gilliam, Mrs. Carrol Conger, Mrs. J. N. Tinkle, and Mrs. Ed Gay, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mack Watkins of Barry; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bill Honea, Spencer Elliott, Ronald Cook, Henry Fuller, Buddy Black, Will Hashop and John Hestand. Honorary pallbearers will Be Marvin Elkins, Ed Howell, Reuben Tucker, Leroy Robinson, Willie Rascoe, C. D. Gilliam and Ed Criddle.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct the service.

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Copley Rites

Graveside services were held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in
Oakwood Cemetery for Ernest Copley, who died in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Austin Steadman, of Carrollton, a former pastor of the Petty’s Chapel Baptist church, officiated.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, five sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ada Pearl (Copley) Watkins
Oct 20, 1894 - Apr 29, 1977

Mrs. Watkins

Services will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ada Watkins, 83, who died Friday in Corsicana.

The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate with burial to be in the
Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by four sons, Marvin C. Watkins of Corsicana, Albert D. Watkins of Blooming Grove, Baze Sammy Watkins of Barry, and Wayne L. Watkins of Lovington, N. M.; one daughter, Mrs. Josephine Howard of Barry; four granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Bess Conger, Mrs. Ethel Gay, Mrs. Lela Gilliam and Mrs. Birdie Tinkle, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Tommie Gay, T. D. Watkins, Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham, Capt. Dan Patterson, Morgan Hooper, and Bob Ellis.

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Ida (Harrell) Gordon
Oct 11, 1869 - Aug 12, 1951

Mrs. J. D. Gordon Services Planned Tuesday Morning

Mrs. J. D. Gordon, 81, pioneer Corsicana resident, died at the family home on North Highway 75 early Sunday morning.

Native of Henderson county, Mrs. Gordon had resided at the family home in North Corsicana more than 40 years.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, J. D. Gordon, to whom she was married 64 years ago, Corsicana; three sons, Rev. E. R. Gordon, Graham; Leonard and J. P. Gordon, both of Hollywood; two daughters, Mrs. D. L. Pierce, Kerens, and Mrs. C. E. Bounds, Corsicana; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, four sisters, Miss Maudie Harrell and Mrs. Libbie Brashear, both of Malakoff; Mrs. Bessie Moody, Beaumont, and Mrs. Carrie Brownlow, Malakoff; two brothers, Caleb Harrell, Emhouse, and Ed Harrell, Greggton and other relatives.

One granddaughter is Anita Gordon Sheets, Hollywood, radio, motion picture and television star.

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Mrs. J. D. Gordon Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. D. Gordon, 81, who died early Sunday were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

Native of Henderson county, Mrs. Gordon had resided in Corsicana many years and at the Gordon home north of Corsicana for more than 40 years.

Surviving are her husband, J. D. Gordon, to whom she was married 64 years ago, Corsicana; three sons, Rev. E. R. Gordon, Graham; Leonard and J. P. Gordon, both of Hollwood; two daughters, Mrs. D. L. Pierce, Kerens, and Mrs. C. E. Bounds, Corsicana; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, four sisters, Miss Maudie Harrell and Mrs. Libbie Brashear, both of Malakoff; Mrs. Bessie Moody, Beaumont, and Mrs. Carrie Brownlow, Malakoff; two brothers, Caleb Harrell, Emhouse, and Ed Harrell, Greggton and other relatives.

One granddaughter is Anita Gordon Sheets, Hollywood, is a radio, motion picture and television star.

Pallbearers were Bob Wilson, John Pierce, John Tramel, Billy Eckleman, J. W. Marshall and Wayde K. Frey.

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Lula (Freeman) Gordon
Oct 22, 1876 - May 30, 1951

Mrs. W. B. Gordon Dies Wednesday

Mrs. W. B. Gordon, 72, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 10 a.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Mrs. Gordon had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county most of her life.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Minnie Davis, Corsicana; four brothers, R. A. and James Freeman both of Corsicana; Ben Freeman, Dallas, and John Freeman, McKinney; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 31, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Willie Baskin Gordon married Dec 9, 1917; d/o Benjamin Franklin Freeman & Carrie Rebecca (Denson) Freeman

James David “Jim” Gordon, Rev.
Jun 29, 1861 - Feb 6, 1958

Friday Services For J. D. Gordon

Funeral services for J. D. Gordon, 96, retired farmer and minister, who was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Thursday morning following a stroke, were to be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist church, of which he was a member, assisted by Rev. W. C. Taylor, Jr., pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Born in Jun 1861, at Jacksonville, Texas, Gordon had resided in this immediate vicinity 70 years.

Surviving are his wife o Corsicana; three sons, L. A. and J. P. Gordon, both of Hollywood, Calif., and Rev. E. R. Gordon, Methodist pastor at Ballinger, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Bounds, Corsicana, and Mrs. D. L. Pierce, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Arizona Starling, Odessa, and Mrs. Bell Simpson, Gatesville; 18 grandchildren including Anita Gordon, Hollywood singer and actress; a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be George Ferrell, Jack A. Bagget, W. H. Brown, Jack A. Denney, Arthur Boldin and Robert Whitehead.

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Pervis Morton Bobo
Feb 11, 1876 - May 31, 1951

P. M. Bobo Dies At Oak Valley

Pervis Morton Bobo, 75, native of Alabama, retired farmer, died suddenly at the family residence in Oak Valley community Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

He formerly resided in the Chatfield community and moved to Oak Valley several years ago. He was a member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sallie Bobo, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Clydia Morrow and Misses Carrie and Memory Bobo, and a son, Raymond Bob, all of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Tom Richman, Ennis; Mrs. I. C. Buckner and Mrs. A. Y. McCarter, both of Alabama; four brothers, W. B., L. B., Clyde and C. L. Bobo, all of Alabama; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were incomplete early Thursday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives.

Griffin will direct.

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P. M. Bobo Rites Are Held Friday

Funeral services for P. M. Bobo, 75, who died Tuesday morning, were held at 3 p.m. Friday from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which Bobo was a member, assisted by Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister.

He was a native of Alabama.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Clydia Morrow and Misses Carrie and Memory Bobo, and a son, Raymond Bob, all of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Tom Richman, Ennis; Mrs. I. C. Buckner and Mrs. A. Y. McCarter, both of Alabama; four grand children and other relatives.

Pallbearer were W. B. Mayo, Buford Herring, K. C. Woods, E. C. Burrow, Joe Gorman Sims, A. T. Smith, Billy Gene Sims and Homer Marshall.

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Sallie Emaline (Wade) Bobo
Oct 31, 1883 - Jul 3, 1963

Plan Services For Mrs. Bobo

Mrs. Salley Emley Bobo, former Corsicana resident, 3310 Minoco street, Dallas, died in Baylor Hospital Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Sparkman-Brand Funeral Chapel in Dallas with graveside rites at
Oakwood cemetery Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Surviving are a son, Raymon Bobo; three daughters, Miss Carrie Bobo, Mrs. Victor Plasky and Mrs. Clydea Morrow, all of Dallas, six grandchildren and other relatives.

Griffin is in charge of local arrangements.

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Services Held For Mrs. Bobo

Funeral services for Mrs. Salley Emley Bobo, former Corsicana resident, who died in Dallas, Wednesday, were held Friday.

Graveside rites were held at
Oakwood cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Griffin in charge, following 10 a.m. rites Friday at the Sparkman-Brand chapel in Dallas.

Surviving are a son, Raymon Bobo; three daughters, Miss Carrie Bobo, Mrs. Victor Plasky and Mrs. Clydea Morrow, all of Dallas, six grandchildren and other relatives.

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Lillian Edna (Hayes) Bobo
Sep 6. 1899 - Jul 7, 1971

Bobo

Mrs. Lillian Bobo, 71, died early this morning in Abilene. She was a native of Wortham and a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services are to be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Burial is to be in
Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Betty Allen and Mrs. Edna Boring, both of Dallas; two brothers, Roy Hayes of Mexia and Aubrey Hayes of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Duncan of Dallas and Mrs. Marie Wilder of Bryan; and three grandchildren

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul 7, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o L. A. Bobo married Nov 3, 1924 Navarro county, Tx; d/o James William “Jim” Hayes & Della (Burney) Hayes

Edward “Ed” Wood
Nov 28, 1875 - Apr 28, 1951

Ed Wood Rites Held On Sunday

Ed Wood, aged 75 years, resident of the Hester community for 35 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. E. Hopkins, pastor Petty’s Chapel Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Guy Wood, Route 5, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Georgia Dodd, Tyler; a granddaughter, Bettie Jane Wood, Venezuela, South America, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were M. C. Dickson, Ed Howell, Reuben Tucker, J. B. Towns, Jr., Guy Sitton and L. S. Keen.

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Hubert Wesley Highnote
Jun. 12, 1894 – Jan 25, 1951

Hubert Highnote Dies Thursday

Hubert W. Highnote, 58, life-long Corsicana resident, died in the Veterans’ Hospital in McKinney Thursday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon.

Highnote, a veteran of World War I, received a fractured hip in an automobile mishap here about 10 days ago.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Vesta Holloway, 521 North Twelfth street; four nieces and nephews, Mrs. W. L. Huck, Corsicana; Mrs. A. B. Henry, Fort Worth; John and Ned Brocker, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Hubert Highnote Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Hubert W. Highnote, 58, life-long Corsicana resident, who died in the Veterans’ Hospital, McKinney, Thursday morning, are planned from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

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

Highnote, a veteran of World War I, suffered a fractured hip 10 days ago in an automobile mishap and was transferred to the McKinney hospital the following day from the P. and S. Hospital here.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Vesta Holloway, 521 North Twelfth street; four nieces and nephews, Mrs. W. L. Huck, Corsicana; Mrs. A. B. Henry, Fort Worth; John and Ned Brocker, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sam Ingham, Earl Ingham, Charlie Ingham, J. D. Ingham, Jim Highnote, John Highnote, Rufus Pevehouse and Elmer Keel.

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Wanda Mathis
Apr 4, 1947 - Apr 9, 1951

Child Dies Here Monday Morning

Wanda Mathis, four-year-old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Mathis, Corsicana, died in the Navarro Clinic at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Artie Mathis; two sisters, Vivian Carolyn Mathis, all of Corsicana; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Mathis, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taylor, Streetman.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon.

Corley will direct.

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Helen Muriel (Sebastian) Bryant
Jan 11, 1894 - Apr 6, 1951

Mrs. J. H. Bryant Dies On Friday

Mrs. John Henry Bryant, aged 57 years, died suddenly early Friday morning at the family home, 1817 Sycamore. She had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be held from the First Christian church Sunday at 3 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the church. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery,

A native of San Antonio, Mrs. Bryant had resided in Corsicana for the past 28 years.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Ann Bryant, Corsicana; a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Allen Breithaupt, Travis Fullwood, Ray Waller, Wesley Edens, Jr., Albert Fullerton and H. M. Montgomery.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 6, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Henry Bryant; d/o Adolph Sebastian & Dena (Plaute) Sebastian (not sure of mother’s name it is listed several ways) (daughter is Muriel Ann)

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Sunday Services For Mrs. Bryant

Funeral services for Mrs. John Henry Bryant, 57, who died Friday morning, were held from the First Christian Church Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the church.

A native of San Antonio, Mrs. Bryant had resided here 28 years.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Ann, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Allen Breithaupt, Travis Fullwood, Ray Waller, Wesley Edens, Sr., Albert Fullerton and H. M. Montgomery.

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Emmett Leslie Mathis
Apr 5, 1926 - Aug 13, 1974

E. L. Mathis

Funeral services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Emmett L. Mathis, 48, of Corsicana who died Tuesday in San Antonio.

Rev. Charles Pringle was to officiate, with burial to follow at
Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Lee County, a pipe line construction worker, served in the Navy during World War II, and was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mathis of Corsicana; three grandchildren, three brothers, Larry Mathis, Billy Joe Mathis, and Roy Mathis, Jr., all of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Marie Wheat of Waco.

Pallbearers include Mickey Joe Mathis, Pat Robinson, Virgil Wheat, Allen Thomason, George Voss and James McGaugh.

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Paula Gale (Ivy) Watson
Jun 16, 1963 - Sep 11, 2019

Service Details
PRINT
Service
When
Friday, September 27th, 2019 10:00am
Location
Oakwood Cemetery
Address
CORSICANA, TX
Officiant
Rev. Lain Teel

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joe Wayne Watson d/o Sammy Hugh Ivy, Sr. & Alice Elizabeth (Williams) Ivy

James Wayland “Jim” Cowart, Jr.
Nov 28, 1898 - Jan 23, 1966

Jim W. Cowart Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Jim. W. Cowart, 67, who died Sunday in an Athens hospital, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Carroll and Lehr Chapel with burial in the Cade cemetery near Streetman. Rev. Bill Slayton conducted the rites.

Cowart was a retired farmer and had resided in Athens since 1962. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Streetman.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Cowart, Athens; two sons, Roy Cowart, Wortham and Troy Cowart, Denver City; three daughters, Mrs. Evienell Pollard, Andrews; Mrs. Frances Dunn, Denver City, and Mrs. Joy Adair, Sheffield; two brothers, A. C. Cowart, Dallas, and Mrs. Viola Kibby, Athens; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Mary Idell (Rogers) Cowart
Feb 28, 1933 - Mar 5, 2002

Wortham - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Idell Cowart, 69, of Corsicana, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o"clock in Porter Chapel-Wortham. Officiating will be the Rev. Steven Schulte, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Cade cemetery (Navarro County). Born Feb. 28, 1933, in Wortham, Mrs. Cowart died Tuesday morning in Parkview Regional Hospital-Mexia. Surviving are her husband, Roy D. Cowart, Jr., of Corsicana, and Jerry Wayne Cowart of Fort Stockton; two sisters, Edna Frances Zuber of Wortham, and Eva Miller of Mexia; a brother, Billy Rogers, Sr., of Wortham; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • w/o Roy Dee Cowart, Sr. d/o Ernest Estel Rogers & Mary Ila (Cate) Rogers
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Frances Beatrice (Johnson) Gullatt
Sep 30, 1907 - Sep 19, 1951

Eureka Resident Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Frances Beatrice Gullatt, 43, died at Eureka Wednesday.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor.

Mrs. Gullatt was born Sept. 30, 1907, in Navarro County.

Surviving are five sons, Tommie Gullatt, U. S. Army; Herman Gullatt, U. S. Air Force; Vernon, Charles and Glenn Gullatt, all of Eureka; three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Pillans, Streetman; Misses Peggy and betty Gullatt, both of Eureka; two grandchildren; mother Mrs. Tom Johnson, Corsicana and three brothers, Roy O. and L. L. Johnson, both of Corsicana, and C. L. Johnson, Waco.

Pallbearers will be Frank Kent, Wayne Pillans, Robert Sheppard, Houston Kent, Wendell Lockhart and Harry Drain.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

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Services Friday For Mrs. Gullatt

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Beatrice Gulatt, 43, who died at her home in Eureka Wednesday following an extended illness were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday from the Mildred Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are five sons, Tommie Gullatt, U. S. Army; Herman Gullatt, U. S. Air Force; Vernon, Charles and Glenn Gullatt, all of Eureka; three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Pillans, Streetman; Misses Peggy and betty Gullatt, both of Eureka; two grandchildren; mother Mrs. Tom Johnson, Corsicana and three brothers, Roy O. and L. L. Johnson, both of Corsicana, and C. L. Johnson, Waco.

Pallbearers were Frank Kent, Wayne Pillans, Robert Sheppard, Houston Kent, Wendell Lockhart and Harry Drain.

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Walton Eugene Harris, Sr.
Oct 19, 1901 - Apr 21, 1973

W. E. Harris

Walton E. Harris, 81, of 1331 W. 13th Ave., Corsicana, died Saturday afternoon at Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Maurice McLeroy, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church and was a mason. He was a native of Texas and had lived most of his life in Corsicana.

Survivors include one son, Walton Eugene Harris, Jr., of Conyers, Ga.; four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Burke of Corsicana, Mrs. Ruby Oakley of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Fama Burleson of Denison, and Mrs. Mary Jo Gullatt of Mesquite; four sisters, Mrs. Beula Morehead of Corsicana, Mrs. Ethel Emmert of Ennis, Mrs. Nona Faye Osborne of Dawson, and Mrs. Lola Jamison of Dallas; three brothers, Clarence Harris of Edinburg, Tex., Homer Harris of Abilene, and Sanford Harris of Grand Junction, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include James David Caffee, Alton Osborne, Loyd Robinson, Kenneth Burke, Archie Lee Burke and Tommy Burleson.

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W. E. Harris

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for W. E. Harris, 81, of 1331 W. 14th Ave., who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital Rev. Maurice McLeroy officiated and burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, four daughters, three brothers, 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Elvin Carson Long
Jul 10, 1910 - May 7, 1975

E. C. Long

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Elvin C. Long, 64, resident of Corsicana, who died yesterday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Jim Ray will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eva Long of Corsicana; three sons, Carson Long of Corsicana, Chester Long of Dallas and Jerry Long of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Billie Whitener of Corsicana, Mrs. Martha Tally of Burnet, and Mrs. Betty DeMoss of Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three brothers, Ernest Long of Corsicana, Andrew Long of Edgewood and Aven Long of Fort Worth, three sisters, Mrs. Bessie McCormack of Edgewood, Mrs. Jewel Barnett of Fort Worth and Mrs. Marie Cody of Fort Worth, a step-mother, Mrs. Addie Hair of Fort Worth and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Carlton Long, Nov. 26, 1972.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 8, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Hazel Bell (Grace) Long-Thomas buried in Eureka cemetery 2nd wife Martha Eva (Johnston) Long; s/o Charles Eugene Long & Laura (Newton) Long

Carlton Albert Long
Jun 25, 1940 - Nov 26, 1972

Wreck Here Claims One

Carlton Albert Long, 32, of Dallas, a native of Corsicana, died early Sunday morning following a one-car collision on IH 45 about 3.6 miles north of Corsicana. A 15-year old Corsicana passenger, Lonnie Jones of 1243 W. 5th Ave., was injured in the accident, according to Sgt. J. F. Scott of the Texas Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at about 12:15 a.m Sunday, according to investigation Highway Patrolmen Clayton Smith and Lloyd Allison. Long died at 5:37 a.m. at Memorial Hospital.

Jones suffered a laceration to an eyelid, according to a hospital spokesman. He was admitted to the hospital and released later Sunday.

The officers reported that the vehicle was southbound on IH 45 when it veered off the roadway and collided with an overpass pillar.

Funeral services for Long, a native of Corsicana, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the College Hill Church of Christ here with Ministers Howard White and Frank Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Shelby June Long, and two daughters, Angela and Paula Long, all of the Dallas home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Long of Corsicana; three brothers, Chester, Jerry and Carlson Long, all of Corsicana: and three sisters, Mrs. Larry Tally of Whitewright, Tex., and Miss Betty Long and Mrs. Billy Whitener, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Charles Isbell, Jerry Travis, Rex Junior, Jack Ivey, David Herod, Larry DeMoss, Allen Skinner and Gary Humphries.

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C. A. Long

Funeral services for Carlton Albert Long, 32, Dallas computer technician who died Sunday of injuries from a one-car accident, were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the College Hill Church of Christ and Ministers Howard White and Frank Morgan officiating. Burial was to be in Oakwood Cemetery under direction of Corley Funeral Home.

A native of Corsicana, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Long of Corsicana.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his widow and two daughters, all of Dallas, three sisters, and three brothers.

Pallbearers were to be Jerry Travis, Jack Ivey, David Herod, Res Junior, Gary Humphries, Charles Isbell, Allen Skinner and Larry DeMoss.

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Hal Glenn Matthews
Jul 8, 1930 - Jan 6, 1951

H. G. Matthews, 20, Fatally Injured In Auto Accident

Hal Glenn Matthews, 20, 514 South Fourteenth street, died in a Mexia hospital Sunday at 1 a.m. from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wortham Saturday at 7 a.m.

Funeral services are to be held from the Calvary Baptist church Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church, and Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Peggy Shook Matthews; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Matthews; two brothers, Tillman and Raborn Matthews; a sister, Mrs. J. C. Warner, all of Corsicana.

He was a native of Henderson county.

Matthews, who operated a Morton Potato Chips truck, was a private first class in the local Texas National Guard unit.

Pallbearers are to be Vernon Matthews, Claud Matthews, Carl Lee Matthews, Willie Clinton, Aubry Perry and Bobby Rennington.

The 1950 Plymouth automobile owned by Matthews overturned North of Wortham and was demolished.

A man from Teague, whose name is unknown here, was with Matthews at the time of the accident and escaped with minor injuries, it was stated here. The two men were traveling north at the time of the accident.

Matthews was proceeding North on Highway 14 about 1 1-2 miles south of Wortham when he apparently lost control of the vehicle. The car plunged off the left side of the highway down an embankment and overturned—then bounced and rolled to the embankment’s right side and overturned again, the highway patrol reported.

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Cloman R. Matthews
Sep 24, 1902 - Sep 8, 1972

C. R. Matthews

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel for C. R. Matthews, 69, Corsicana, who died Friday at his residence.

Rev. Chester Odom will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Matthews was a retired grocer and a member of the Trinity Baptist church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Hal Glenn Matthews.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. C. R. Matthews of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Warner, Jr. of Corsicana; two sons, Tillmon R. Matthews of Dallas and Rayburn Matthews of Corsicana; a grandson, James Evan Matthews of Corsicana; three granddaughters, Paula Matthews of Dallas, Mrs. Glenda Rylie Jr. of Corsicana and Annette Matthews of Corsicana; a brother, Willie Matthews of Crossroads; three sisters, Mrs. B. P. Welch of Athens, Mrs. A. L. Pennington of Houston and Mrs. D. L. Trammell of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Matthews, Willie Joe Perry, Aubrey Matthews, Willie C. Matthews, Larry Tinnin, Claud L. Matthews, Kenneth Welch, Carl Lee Matthews, David Trammell and Bobby Pennington.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Sep 10, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Allene Beatrice (Prewitt) Matthews; s/o Frank M. Matthews & Flavie V. (Davey) Matthews buried in Davis cemetery, Athens, Tx.

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C. R. Matthews

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at a local funeral home chapel for C. R. Matthews, 69, Corsicana, who died Friday at his residence. Rev. Chester Odom officiated and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a daughter, a brother, two sons, three granddaughters, three sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Hugh Robison Stewart
Mar 20, 1880 - Apr 30, 1951

Hugh R. Stewart Services Planned Tuesday AT 4 P.M.

Hugh R. Stewart, 71, retired letter carrier at the local post office, died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning following a heart attack last week.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church of which Stewart was a member and trustee.

The family requests no flowers. Those planning to send flowers are requested to send contributions to the Westminister Presbyterian church or to some charity.

A native of Steward’s Mill, Freestone county, he had resided in Corsicana most of his life. He retired a number of years ago from the post office.

Stewart had long been prominent in fraternal circles, and had been field representative of the Woodmen of the World and financial secretary of Navarro Camp No. 5, WOW, for more than 40 years. He also was a member of the Westminister Presbyterian church choir.

He served as a member of the Navarro County Hospital board a number of years ago.

Stewart was married to Elise Lang, Dec. 17, 1902, and Mrs. Stewart died July 25, 1946. He was married to Mrs. Mabel Walker, Feb. 14, 1951.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana, four sons, Hugh M. Stewart, Baytown; Carl A. Stewart, Weatherford; Eugene R. Stewart, Corsicana, and Glen L. Stewart, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Steward, Fairfield, and Mrs. Elmo D. Mathews, Sebastopol, Calif.; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John J. Garner, Percy Nowell, Randolph Robinson, Roger Steward, Albert Galloway, Guy Sitton, W. H. Balcom and Roy Harrison.

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Hugh R. Stewart Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Hugh R. Stewart, 71, fraternal and church leader, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday, are to be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church of which Stewart was a member and trustee. He also was a member of the church choir.

A retired carrier of the Corsicana post office, Stewart had been field representative and financial secretary of Navarro Camp No. 5, Woodmen of the World, for more than 40 years.

He was a native of Steward’s Mill Freestone county.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana, four sons, Hugh M. Stewart, Baytown; Carl A. Stewart, Weatherford; Eugene R. Stewart, Corsicana, and Glen L. Stewart, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Steward, Fairfield, and Mrs. Elmo D. Mathews, Sebastopol, Calif.; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John J. Garner, Percy Nowell, Randolph Robinson, Roger Steward, Albert Galloway, Guy Sitton, W. H. Balcom and Roy Harrison.

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Mary Elizabeth (Terry) Munn-Robbins
Apr 4, 1868 - Aug 5, 1951

Mrs. Mary Robbins Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Robbins, 83, native Texan, who died at her home on Route 3, Corsicana, Sunday, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are five sons, Henry, Munn, San Leon; T. R. Robbins, New London, B. F. Robbins, Fort Worth; O. S. Robbins, Desdemona; and R. L. Robbins, Odessa; three daughters, Mrs. Wm. Croft, Corsicana; Mrs. Myrtle Black, Fort Worth, and Mrs. P. A. Horton, White House; three brothers, John Terry, Long Beach, Calif.; Burl Terry, DeLeon, and Oscar Terry, Abilene; four sisters, Mrs. Florence Flemming, Fort Worth; Mrs. L. F. Paterson and Mrs. Allie Kaufman, both of Clyde, and Mrs. Lillie Irwin, DeLeon.

Pallbearers were Ernest Greer, D. Parham, A. V. Parker, George Bernard, Steve Bell and Jack Baggett.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 7, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Henry William Munn buried in DeLeon Cemetery, DeLeon, Tx. 2nd husband Wiley T. Robbins buried Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, Calif; d/o John Williamson Terry & Rebecca Alice (Nelson) Terry buried in DeLeon Cemetery, DeLeon, Tx.

Walter Moten Williams
Oct 3, 1891 - Dec 5, 1964

W. M. Williams Dies Saturday, Rites Sunday

Walter M. Williams, 73, resident of Navarro county for 68 years, died at Memorial Hospital Saturday morning.

Funeral rites are set for 3 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Homer Cox, Eleventh Avenue Methodist pastor, and Rev. Gene Mills, Northside Baptist pastor, will conduct. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Williams, retired employe of Texas Miller Products Company, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bess Copley Williams, 1115 West Sixth Avenue; two brothers, Jim and Floyd Williams, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Thompson, Amarillo, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

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Sunday Rites W. M. Williams

Funeral services

A retired employe of Texas Miller Products Company, Williams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bess Copley Williams, 1115 West Sixth Avenue; two brothers, Jim and Floyd Williams, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Thompson, Amarillo, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jim Ellett, Clifton Perry, Raymond Crocker, David W. Wilson, Jesse Murray, Lloyd Carraway, A. A. Copeland, and Damon Williams.

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Beulah Eileen (Scott) Morris
Jun 29, 1904 - Jul 15, 1955

Sunday Services For Mrs. Morris

Funeral services for Mrs. Eileen Morris, 61, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon, were held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 2:30 P.M. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Jimmy Ponder, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Morris, Navarro county attorney, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Scott, Corsicana; three brothers, Norris Scott, Houston; G. B. Scott, Jr., Corsicana, and Wesley Scott, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Baker, Lubbock, and Mrs. Evis Magnuson, California; two grandchildren, Jim Clifton and Robbie Morris, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O. b. Davis, Jr.; P. F. Willard, Clifton Miller, Benny Hardy, J. W. Stubbs and Dan Budai.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 18, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jim Clifton Morris married Jun 23, 1923; d/o George Benjamin Scott, Sr. & Theodoshia Candis (Norris) Scott buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

Bennie Adam “Ben” Morris
Apr 18, 1897 - Feb 14, 1966

Ben Morris Of Dallas Expires, Services Here

Ben Morris, 68, formerly of Corsicana, died in St. Paul’s hospital in Dallas Monday afternoon. He was a retired pressman of the Dallas Morning News and a former employe of the Corsicana Daily Sun pressroom. He had resided in Dallas about 40 years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three brothers, Jess Morris, Bryan; M. R. and W. A. Morris, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Paul Thorpe, San Antonio; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives, including a nephew, Jimmy Morris, Navarro county attorney.

Pallbearers will be John Stubbs, Paul Moore, W. L. Ayers, Leroy Stubbs, Clyde Stubbs and A. J. Gafford.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 15, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruby Elizabeth (Christian) Morris married Jul 20, 1918; s/o William Franklin Morris & Nancy Jane “Jennie” (Moreland) Morris

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Hold Services For Ben Morris

Funeral services for Ben Morris, 68, who died in St. Pauls’s Hospital, Dallas, Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Morris was reared in Corsicana and was a retired pressman of the Dallas Morning News, and at one time was a Daily Sun pressman before going to Dallas about 40 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three brothers, Jess Morris, Bryan; M. R. and W. A. Morris, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Paul Thorpe, San Antonio; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives, including a nephew, Jimmy Morris, Navarro county attorney.

Pallbearers were John Stubbs, Paul Moore, W. L. Ayers, Leroy Stubbs, Clyde Stubbs and Charles Phillips.

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Ashlee Kendyl Perales
Oct 14, 1994 - Dec 6, 1994

Ashlee Kendyl Perales, seven weeks, of Blooming Grove, died Dec. 6, 1994, at Childrens Hospital in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, with Solon Bailey and B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Prater andd Jimmy Wolver.

She was born Oct. 14, 1994, in Corsicana.

She is survived by her parents, Chris and Amber Perales of Blooming Grove; one sister, Alyssa Perales of Blooming Grove; her grandparents, David and Darlene Haden of Blooming Grove, Jim Bronstad of Corsicana and Joshpine Perales of Austin; her great-grandparents, C.N. and Aline Haden of Dresden and Norine Leffett of Mertens; and two uncles Joe(l) and Johnathan Haden of Blooming Grove.

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Kenneth Lycurgos Germany
Mar 10, 1902 - Mar 14, 1966

K.L. GERMANY LAST RITES

Kenneth L. Germany of Dallas died there on Monday of last week and funeral was held at 3:30 PM Wednesday. Burial was in Laurel Land.

Mr. Germany was born in Blooming Grove, the son of Joe Germany and Margaret McCormick Germany, both of whom are deceased. The family moved from BG in 1916 when the father acceted employment in the auditing department of Magnolia Petroleum Company. Margaret McCormick was a sister of L.E. McCormick, early day businessman in BG.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Germany; daughter, MissJana Germany and brother Wallace Germany, all of Dallas. R. Bruce McCormick and E.D.
McCormick of BG are cousins.

Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce McCormick attended the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wed., Mar 23, 1966
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
    Note: h/o Nora Mae (Ayers) Germany; s/o Joseph Barnett "Joe" Germany & Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" (McCormick) Germany

Elese Martha Castles
Jun 11, 1905 - Dec 6, 1994

Elese Castles, 89, of Corsicana, died Dec. 6, 1994, in Corsicana.

Funeral services wil be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Jim gooch officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dockery, Jason Dockery, David Castles Jr., Joseph Castles Jr., Brett Douglas and Trey Carmichael.

She was born June 11, 1905, in Corsicana. she was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and was an office assistant for Dr. Dan B. Hamill for many years.

She is survived by four sisters, Genevieve Dockery and Aurelia Barley, both of Corsicana, Annette Webb of Lafayette, La., and Rotilda Matthews of Houston; one brother, David Castles of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Earl Vista Wilson
Feb 1, 1920 - Jan 9, 1994

Earl V. Wilson, 73, of Granbury, died Jan. 9, 1994, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Oakwood Cemetery, with Randy Daucherty officiating.

He was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Corsicana. He werved in the Air Force in the Phillippine Islands during World War II, where he rose to the rank of captain. He was comptroller sec-treasurer of Lofland Steele Co. in Dallas. He was a custom home builder, commercial builder specializing in churches and built churches over the entire southeast part of the U.S. for over 30 years.

He is preceded in death by one son, Gregory Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Maurice Wilson of Granbury; one son, Rodney E. Wilson and his wife Mary Jo Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Carson Wilson of Dallas; and seven grandchildren, Teresa, Amy, Tiffany Thomas, Michael, David and Steve Wilson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 11, 1994
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • s/o Earl Vista Wilson, Sr. & Winnie Lee (Karnes) Wilson

Gladys Sawyer
abt 1908 - Jan 8, 1994

Gladys Sawyer, 86, of Fort Worth, died Jan. 8, 1994, at the Lake Lodge Nursing Home, Lake Worth.

Graveside services were 1 p.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery, with Russell Bankes officiating.

Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Thomas of Fort Worth.

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James Thomas Glenn, Sr.
Feb 10, 1901 - Mar 2, 1966

JIM GLENN SUDDEN DEATH

With brother Masons conducting impressive graveside rites, James. T.
Glenn, Sr. was buried Friday afternoon in beautiful Valley Memorial Cemetery near (unreadable) in the Rio Grande Valley. Funeral had been held at 4 o'clock in Edinburg where he had lived since moving from Blooming Grove in 1939

Jim Glenn was born Feb. 10, 1901 on a farm, a few miles north east of BG and graduated from BG high school in 1917. He was in the garage and auto repair business for many years before moving to the Valley and entering farming.

Survivors are his wife, Sadie Low Glenn, and son J.T. both of Edinburg; brothers, John C. Glenn of Waxahachie and Ed Glenn of Edinburg; sister, Mrs. Verna Wiggs of BG; 2 grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Mr. Glenn died suddenly at his home shortly after noon on Wed., March 2. Following the noon meal he was busy in a building housing tractors when an employee noticed the family dog excitedly barking and appearing to be giving an alarm from the tractor shed area. Glenn was found lying on the ground and was rushed by ambulance to a hospital but was dead on arrival. He had not been ill and the family remembers no complaints.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wed., Mar.9, 1966
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the archives of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • h/o Sadie Pearl (Lowe) Glenn; s/o Thomas Glenn & Alma Arlina (Jarvis) Glenn bur. in Grange Hall Cem.
  • Blooming Grove High School 1917

Michael Evans Rogers
Jul 3, 1953 - Aug 5, 2019

Michael Evans Rogers, 66, of Corsiana, passed away Monday, August 5,
2019 at Baylor Hospital Dallas. He was born July 3, 1953 to Joel Rogers and Joyce Rogers.

Mike was raised in Corsicana and graduated Corsicana High School in 1971. In 1973 he married Stacy Lynn Miller of Corsicana. Mike went to work for TP&L in 1974 and stayed with the company as it transitioned to TUY Electric and then Oncor. He retired in 2011.

Mike was preceded in deaty by his beloved son Shae, father Joel Rogers, mother Joyce Rogers, sister Brenda Lewis, mother-in-law Wanda Miller, and sister-in-law Suzanne Miller.

He is survived by wife Stacy, son Justin and wife Zonia; grandchildren Harley, Haley and Wes, nephew Chad Kindle and girlfriend Adriane and Chad's children Victoria, Rebecca, and Preston of Corsicana. He was Pop Pop to 2 great grandchildren Kayden and Amzie. He greatly enjoyed all his grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by his sister Vicky Prater and son Trey, father-in-law Darwin Miller, brother-in-law Scott Miller and wife Lisa, their daughter Kristin and husband Matthew, their children Lily and Adam nephew Matt Lewis and fiance' Shelley, Matt's son Tristin, niece Wendy Lewis and daughters Meghan and Harleigh Paige. He is also survived by an uncle and aunt of Corsicana, Mike and Beverly Brashear and several aunts and cousins.

Mike and Stacy were married 46 years and had 2 sons Shae and Justin. His wife and sons were his life. He spent 46 years making sure of their happiness and giving them everything they needed. He was a fine family man, devoted husband, and father who was happiest when they were all together. Mike and Stacy loved the camping life and spent many years taking their sons, nephew Chad, and their friends to the mountains. The week before his passing, Justin, Zonia, Harley, and Rebecca joined him and Stacy at one of their favorite places to visit, Red River, NM. Their being around him gave him so much joy. In retirement they continued with their travels, he and Stacy enjoying many years in their RV together in the mountains, Fredericksburg, and the coast. His passing will leave a huge empty place in their lives. Mike had a very kind heart, always willing to give anyone a helping hand.

Mike will be laid to rest Friday, August 9, 2019 during a private family service at Providence Cemetery, Mildred, TX. Officiating the service will be Brother Tim McCaa from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Providence Cemetery, a small country cemetery, is a very special place for Mike since his son is there. He spends many hours there making sure good care is taken. In lieu of flowers, should you desire, a donation to Providence cemetery would be greatly appreciated.

Mailing address:
Providence Cemetery
2000 FM637
Corsicana, TX 75109

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 9, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Stacy Lynn (Miller) Rogers -s/o Joel Evans Rogers and Laquita Joyce
    (Ellis) Rogers

Robert Earl Young
Jul 27, 1935 - Oct 21, 2019

Robert E. Young, 84, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at Twilight Home.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Neal officiating.

Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Earl Young, 84, passed away peacefully in his bed October 21, 2019. Robert was born and raised in Navarro County where he worked hard and raised his family.

He was one of three children born to the late Hubert and Thelma Lee Young. He was preceded in death by both siblings; brother Aubrey Young and sister Wanda Volu McGlowen.

Robert worked many years in the oil fields. He loved being outside and "tinkering" with things. One of his favorite past times was getting in the truck just at dusk, rolling down the windows and driving slow to see how many animals he could see. In fact, this was a nightly ritual until driving became impossible.

Robert leaves behind Betty Young, a wonderful wife of over 22 years. He also is survived by many fantastic children, Danny Young of Arlington and wife Gail, Dale Steele of Andrews and wife Kim, Mike Steele of Purdon and wife Anita, Carla Dragoo of Corsicana and husband Robert, John Dragoo of Corsicana and wife Jody and Rhonda Davis of Alvord and husband Robert.

Robert especially loved his grandchildren, Gabe, Robbie, Kaitlin, Matthew, Meghan, Crystal, Waylon, Maggie, Becca, Jordan, Jocelyn, Kellie Marie and Shannon. More blessings continued with great grandchildren, Grayson, Lane, Tinley, Landon, Genrey, Tyler, Colton, and Katelynn.
Robert Earl counted many friends as family as well.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday October 24, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday at 2:00 pm October 25, 2019 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Tony Neal officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jacky Mitchell, Jimmy Young, David Kistler, Jayden Kistler, Kevin Dragoo and Brad Dragoo. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery.

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Rocky Bustamante
Dec 14, 1973 - Sep 18, 2019

"Little" Rocky Bustamante, 45 of Brenham, went to be with our Lord and many loved ones, on the morning of Sept. 18, 2019. He was born on Dec. 14, 1973 in Uvalde.

Rocky was a young, free spirited soul, who loved the outdoors. Fishing, camping, horses, and his children were the lights of his life.

He spent many years following in his Daddy's footsteps, training horses, and doing ranch work. Living life to its fullest. He fought a long battle with cancer, with an open mind, determination, and a sense of humor. He was loved by many, and will be dearly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Justo and Tomasa Bustamante; maternal grandmother, Julia Garcia, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his parents, Rocky and Erma Bustamante of Lufkin; his sisters, Norma (Randall) Evett of Corsicana, Ruby Rubio of Goliad, and Cindy (Robby) Claybrook of Grand Cane, La.; son, Rocky (Vanessa) Bustamante of Uvalde and daughters, Alyssa and Alysson Bustamante of Navasota.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Bustamante Jr., Reyes Rubio III, Randy Edison, Buddy Bustamante, Roland Hernandez and Carl Decker.

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Donald Ray Thomas
Jul 28, 1943 - Sep 18, 2019

Donald R Thomas passed away September 18 2019 . He was preceded in death by his wife Maybell Naomi Thomas he is survived by three daughters , Tina and Lonny O'Dell, Cindy and Dwayne Lusk , Carla and Denzel O'Dell, grandchildren , Scott and Aimee Thomas , Brittany O'Dell, Jennifer and John Holden , great grandchildren, Mary-Anne , Nathan , Emma , Colt , and Aiden . He was a father , dad , but most of all Poppa , and will be missed by all .

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 20, 2019
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Maybell Naomi (George) Thomas; s/o Elbert Washington Thomas & Nettie Lucille (McClintock) Thomas

Barbara Bell (Davidson) Patterson
Mar 4, 1912 - Dec 7, 1994

Barbara Patterson, 82, of Lancaster, died Dec. 7, 1994, at the Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Pastor Davison officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

She is survived by her sister, Beth Vanderford of Garland; one nephew, Brit Vanderford of Garland; and one brother, H.D. Davidson of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec. 8, 1994
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society.
  • d/o Fred Walter Davidson & Williie Margie (Matthews) Davidson

Roxie Dale (Earley) Scherer
Oct 19, 1950 - Aug 27, 2019

Roxie Scherer passed away Aug. 27, 2019 from complications following a
2002 boating accident. Roxie was born in Corsicana Oct. 19, 1950 to N.N.
"Rip" Earley and Blondell Warren Earley. She lived most of her childhood in Kerens and Corsicana. At 17 she moved to Falmouth, Ma., where she graduated from Bourne High School. After graduation she married and moved to Alabama, where she lived until her death.

Roxie was a master gardener and an amateur ornithologist.

For the last 17 years, her body was confined to a wheelchair, but not her mind, phone dialing finger or her love for jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.

She leaves to cherish her memory, husband GM Scherer of Rockford, Al; three sons, Ken and wife Kristen of Edina, Mn., Caleb and wife Robin of Prairieville, La.; and Steven and wife Roxanne of Trussville and a brother, James Earley and wife Michelle of Rockdale. Nine grandchildren, and a host of cousins and friends both in Alabama and Texas.

There will be celebration of her life at a future date. Interrment at Prairie Point Cemetery.

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Euester F. Campbell
Oct 17, 1931 - Aug 2, 1996

Euester F. Campbell, 65, of Purdon, died Aug. 2, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be held at 7-8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services wil be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Thirteeth Avenue Christian Church, with Rev. W.D. Hines officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana, under the direction of Ross and Johnson Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and cousins.

Mrs. Campbell was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Malakoff.

She is survived by her daughter, Valorie Campbell of Corsicana; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Allen and Bethana Campbell and Grady Campbell all of Purdon; two step daughters, Rosie Lee Mitchell of Fort Worth and Tenessia Davis of Timothy; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Willie Jo Baine of Ferris; two sisters, Reatha Mae Russell of Dallas, Katie B Carter of Ferris; one aunt, Leola Lynch of Athens; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Campbell.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Funeral Home.

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George Allen Burch
Aug 21, 1948 - Jan 8, 1994

George Allen Burch of Dallas died Jan. 8, 1994, in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in Resthaven Memorial Park, with Bill Honea officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Burch of Dallas; his mother, Willie B. Burch of Corsicana; three daughters, Cary Northern, Lynett Gilpin and Rebecca Burch, all of Corsicana; one brother, Carl Burch of s.D.; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan. 11, 1994
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • h/o Carolyn Burch; s/o Willie B. Burch (mother)

Harold Harvey Hoge
Sep 5, 1913 - Jan 9, 1994

Harold Harvey Hoge, 80, of Dawson, died Jan. 9, 1994, at Mel Haven Convalescent Center in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Dawson Cemetery, with the Rev. Earl Taylor officiating. Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Dec. 5, 1913, in Dawson. He lived most of his life in Dawson. He attended Texas Tech University where he studied geology petroleum. He was an oilfield worker for more than 20 years, working in central and west Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Louisiana and South Dakota. He later returned to Dawson where he raised cattle. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dawson.

Survivors include one son, Harold Hugh Hoge of Joshua; and two grandchildren, Kathy Diane Atkinson of Crowley and Kyle Glenn Hoge of Joshua.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 11, 1994
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • Harold Hoge's birth month is in error in this obituary. He was born in Sept. according to all records.
  • h/o Kitty Ruth (Steward) Hoge; s/o Harvey Hiram Hoge & Margie (Norvell) Hoge

Margaret (Mosley) Carney-Hawkins
Jun 19, 1924 - Jul 30, 1996

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Carney Hawkins, 72, of Kerens are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens, with Rev. Samuel Washington officiating. Burial will be in Goodlow Park Cemetery in Kerens under the direction of Garrett and Tucker Funeral Directors in Athens.

Mrs. Hawkins died Tuesday in Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was born June 19, 1924 in Kerens to Louis and Pearl Dorsey Mosley. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was president of the Missionary Society, Deaconess and a Senior Choir member.

Survivors are three daughters, Diana Asberry of Dallas, Darlene McGrew of Houston, Debra Sims of Corsicana; one son, Bobby W. Carney of Kerens; two sisters, Catherine Mosley and Fannie Butler both of Kerens; brother, Louis Mosley of Kerens; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers include Rex McGrew III, Troy Asberry, Timothy Reed, Tommy Sims, Ellis Butler and Carlos Watson.

The body will lie in state on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Garrett and Tucker Funeral Directors in Athens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 3, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • Her death records were under the last name of Carney
  • w/o Bobby Lee Carney and William H. Hawkins; d/o Louis Mosley & Pearl
    (Dorsey) Mosley

Eleanor Ann (Kamen) Edwards
Dec. 20, 1930 - Jan. 10, 1994

Eleanor Ann Kamen Edwards, 63, of Houston died jan. 10, 1994, in Houston.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hebrew Cemetery, Corsicana, with Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating.

She was born Dec. 20, 1930, in Corsicana.

Survivors include two sons, Keith Edwards and his wife Dennise Edwards of Spring and Michael Gordon Edwards of Houston; four grandchildren; two cousins, Audrey Kariel of Marshall and Sidney Miller of Corsicana; and one aunt, Mrs. Lewis Goldberg of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Navarro Unit, P.O. Box 12

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Velma Gertrude (Key) Mooneyhan
Mar 7, 1914 - Jul 31, 1996

Velma G. Mooneyhan, 82, of Corsicana, died July 31, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Resthaven Mausoleum, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Corley Duneral Home.

Mrs. Mooneyhan was born March 7, 1914, in Cayuga. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, George Mooneyhan, Jr. of Austin; two grandchildren; and three great grandchldren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, George Mooneyhan, Sr.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug. 3, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society
  • w/o George Culbertson Mooneyhan, Sr; d/o Robert Berea Key & Edna Imogene (Rogers) Key

Josefina Espinoza
abt 1943 - Jan 9, 1994

Josefina Espinoza, 51, of Corsicana, died Jan. 9, 1994, in Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Calvary Cemetery, with Father George Monaghan officiating.

Survivors include four sons, Tommy Ruiz, Johnny Ruiz, Jessie Ruiz and Benny Ruiz, all of Kaufman; four daughters, Mary Hernandel and Carolina Ruiz, both of Corsicana, and Paula Cruz and Becky Ruiz, both of Kaufman; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Richard Thomas Stubbs
Mar. 15, 1908 - Dec. 6, 1994

Richard t. Stubbs, 86, of Corsicana, died Dec. 6, 1994, in Garland.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial was in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Pallbearers were David Stubbs, Ernest Sullens, Steve Runnels, Keith Runnels, James Owens and Billy Don Atkeisson.

He was born March 15, 1908, in Corsicana. He was a member of the Northside Baptist Church and an avid golfer.

He is survived by his daughter, Glenda Fay Runnels of Garland, one son, Kinneth Stubbs of Granbury; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ottie Stubbs.

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Jerry Wade Taylor
Mar 11, 1946 - May 11, 2020

Jerry Taylor, 73, of Corsicana passed away peacefully at his home on May 11, 2020. Jerry was born in Odessa, Texas on March 11, 1946, the son of William Taylor and Newell Hood Taylor.

He graduated from Odessa High School in May of 1964. He proudly served in the Air Force Security Service from February of 1967 until October of 1970. Upon leaving the Service, he moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area to start his career in food sales/distribution for the next 30 years.

He married the love of his life Sandra Greer Taylor in June of 1965. At the time of his passing they had celebrated just one month short of 56 years of marriage.

Some of his most enjoyable memories are from his years spent on Lake Leon at his lake house, travels to Boquillas, Mexico and Big Bend National Park, and numerous cruises. He loved having breakfast at Denny's once a week with his neighborhood buddies while having "lively" political discussions.

He is proceeded in death by his father William Taylor; mother, Newell Hood Taylor; and son-in-law, Terry Pinson.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Amanda Pinson; grandson, Austin Pinson; sister, Marilyn Greer; Brother-in-law, James Greer and wife; and multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Out of love and safety for the health of our family and friends, the Jerry Taylor family will save our visitation, hugs, and personal greetings for you when a Celebration of Life is held in the future. Thank you for your prayers.

The Taylor family would like to thank the Fire and EMS Departments for their quick and caring response.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Helen Faye (Hodge) Lewis
May 12, 1924 - May 5, 2020

Helen Faye Lewis, age 95, passed away peacefully May 5, 2020 in Lakeside, Arizona. She was born May 1924 in Corsicana, Texas to Arthur and Nellie Hodge. After graduating high school, Helen moved to Fort Worth where she worked for Consolidate Aircraft on the B-24 Liberator. She married Charles Lewis in 1946. Soon after her marriage, Helen proudly took on the role as an Army wife.

Helen loved to stay busy creating beautiful gardens and decorating the interiors of her many homes. She enjoyed embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, and crafts. Eventually her talents bloomed into a home business where she designed curtains, drapes, and fine needlework pillows. Her hands were always busy. She shared her roots of home cooking and was always ready to experience new recipes and entertain.

One of her favorite passions was playing bridge. True to form, Helen eventually taught bridge. Helen found an interest in genealogy where she was a proud member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Coming from a family of eleven children, her life was filled with the belief of John 14:1-3 - "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?" This verse leads the way to her family history. Helen is survived by her husband Lt. Col. Charles (Chuck)Lewis (Ret); her brother Arthur (Babe) Hodge; sister in law, Catalina Hodge; Joyce (Dot) Hodge, sister in law of deceased brother James (Jay) Hodge, her son and wife Ronald and Margie Lewis; grandchildren Shayna and Rick and great grandchild Madeline; her daughter and husband Paula and Jody Morris; grandchildren Chelsea and Jeb and great-grandchildren, Jalen, Anthony Jr., Angelo and great-great-grandchild, Mila; and other nieces and nephews.
Helen is predeceased by her brothers Earl Hodge, Douglas (Buddy) Hodge, Alton (Snooks) Hodge, Henry (Buck) Hodge, Charles (Polk) Hodge, Billy Joe Hodge, James (Jay) Hodge and sisters; Audra Chandler, Mable Estes, and Mary Nell Boyd; and grandchild Todd Douglas.

Helen's viewing will be held at 1 p.m. on May 13 at Owens Livingston Mortuary in Show Low, Arizona. She will be buried in Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery on May 15 at 9 am with current restrictions.

Helen always was accompanied by a beloved dog. The family requests that memorials may be made to the American Humane Society or the charity of their choice.

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Richard Walker ”Dick” Knight
Jan. 27, 1895 - Apr. 20, 1966

Former Chamber Executive Here Dies Wednesday

Richard W. (Dick) Knight, 71, retired Chamber of Commerce executive and veteran of 20 years in professional Chamber service to Corsicana, died Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in Memorial Hospital.

The body will lie in state from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at First Methodist church. Funeral rites will be held at 3 p.m. with Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor, and Rev. Leon Baze, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Corley’s will conduct.

Mr. Knight had been critically ill since October, and resigned as executive vice president of the Chamber of Commerce in January, after serving 15 years in this assignment, his second in that capacity for Corsicana. He had been Chamber manager first here from 1937 to 1942.

He was a self-made man with little formal education who rose to the heights of his profession. A native of Red River county born near Clarksville Jan. 27, 1895, Knight attended ungraded rural schools in Red River county and attended Paris Commercial College for nine months taking a secretarial and stenographic course. Throughout his lifetime, he credited his wife, Mrs. Ann Lewis Knight, with his self-educating process.

After his business college, Knight worked as a clerk in a general merchandise store in Vasco, Delta county, and a grocery store in Paris. He later owned and operated a grocery store in Cooper for eight years, going into Chamber of Commerce work as manager in Crockett in April, 1929, and serving there until Feb., 1937, beginning a career that lasted 37 years.

Knight came to his Corsicana post from Crockett, resigning here to accept the management of the Abilene Chamber where he served one year, before going to Wichita Falls on March 1, 1943. He was manager at Wichita Falls six years, resigning to go into private business as owner of the Texas Float Frame Co., a float decoration and street decoration business that prompted his travel over most of Texas and Oklahoma, and into Ohio, Florida, Tennessee and Washington, D. C.

Corsicana called Knight back to its service as Chamber manager on May 20, 1950. He considered it a distinct compliment that both instances of his employment, first in 1937 and again in 1950, he was engaged without appearing before the board of directors.

The veteran Chamber executive served as president of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Managers 1943-44, as president of the East Texas Chamber Managers, served three years on the Policies and Ethics committee of the National Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, and on the national association’s program committee in 1962. Knight was a program speaker on agriculture for the national association in 1947.

During most of his professional life, he was a member of the Lions Club in Corsicana and in Crockett where he was presented the distinguished service pin from Lions International. While in Wichita Falls, he was a member of the Rotary Club. He served for years on the board and as president of St. Paul’s Industrial Training School at Malakoff.

At the annual Chamber banquet in January, though prevented by illness from attending, Knight was given a standing ovation as the banquets guests joined the Chamber in adoption of a resolution, which in lauding him, said in part: “He went far beyond his official duties in working for the betterment of our city, and he could never be adequately compensated for his accomplishments. It can truly be said that Chamber of Commerce work was his life, and he dedicated his life to that job.”

He was an active member of First Methodist church, all phases of civic life, particularly in the old Community Chest and its successor organization the Navarro County United Fund.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Dr. Ralph W. Knight of Wichita Falls, and Dr. Richard G. Knight, of Fayetteville, N. C.; eight grandchildren; four brothers, R. C. and O. A. Knight, both of Fort Worth, and Luther K. and Otis K. Knight, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Jeff Story of Dallas; a number of nieces and nephews.

Their oldest child, Virginia Knight Schulte, died in 1951.

Pallbearers will be Lin Warthan, T. L. Carlisle, F. C. Stewart, Dr. Louis Gibson, W. D. Wyatt and W. F. Eckhardt of Wortham.
 

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Hold services For R. W. Knight

Funeral services for R. W. (Dick) Knight, 71, who died Wednesday, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor and Rev. Leon Baze, assistant pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The body laid in state at the church from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Knight, retired Corsicana Chamber of Commerce executive vice president, had been ill since October. He died at Memorial Hospital early Wednesday morning. He served the Chamber of Commerce for 15 years and also from 1937 to 1942. He also was connected with Chamber of Commerce at Crockett, Abilene and Wichita Falls.

Native of Red River county, Texas, he attended a business college and entered the Chamber of Commerce work in 1929 at Crockett. He was a Methodist, Lion and was active in various organizations including the East Texas Chamber of Commerce managers association of which he was an ex-president. He was president of the St. Paul’s Industrial Training School at Malakoff.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Dr. Ralph W. Knight, Wichita Falls, and Dr. Richard G. Knight, Fayetteville, N. C.; eight grandchildren, four brothers, R. C. and O. A. Knight, both of Fort Worth; Luther K. and Otis K. Knight, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Jeff Story, Dallas, and other relatives.

Their eldest child, Virginia Knight Schulte, died in 1951.

Pallbearers were Lin Warthan, T. L. Carlisle, F. C. Stewart, Dr. Louis Gibson, W. D. Wyatt and W. F. Eckhardt, Wortham.

Corley directed.

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Austin McQuiston "Mack" Boyd
Oct 9, 1886 - Nov 1, 1951

A. M. Boyd Dies Early Thursday

A. M. Boyd, 75, long-time resident and prominent farmer of the Eureka community died early Thursday at the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services will be held from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church in Eureka at 2 p.m. Friday with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; five sons, Jerrell Boyd, Amarillo; M. M. Boyd, Houston, Walker Boyd, Austin; Wallace Boyd and Robert Boyd of Eureka; a daughter, Miss Oneta Boyd, Corsicana; three brothers, J. C. Boyd, Eureka; Moffitt Boyd, Dallas, and A. H. Boyd, Duncan, Okla.; four sisters, Misses Nannie and Ruth Boyd, Mrs. J. R. Grantham and Mrs. Etta Brown, all of Eureka, and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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Robert Abner "Jack" Boyd
Sep 9, 1901 - Nov 20, 1951

Robert A. Boyd Dies In Hospital, Rites Wednesday

Robert A. Boyd, 50, of Mildred, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning after an illness of a week.

A native of Navarro county, Boyd was employed at the Memorial Hospital site until recently when he was taken ill.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Presbyterian church in Eureka, with Rev. H. M. Bailey officiating. Interment will be in the Eureka cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Mildred; three sons, Vernon, Herschel and Curtis Boyd, all of Mildred; three daughters, Anna Mae Boyd of Mildred, Mrs. Alpha Johnson of Corsicana and Mrs. Louise Coll of Grand Prairie; mother, Mrs. I. H. Boyd of Mildred; a sister, Mrs. W. B. Blackmon, of Mildred, and three grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Jesse Lincoln
Nov 19, 1873 - Sep 29, 1951

Jesse Lincoln Dies Saturday

Jesse Lincoln, 77, farmer and former oil operator, died in the P. and S. Hospital early Saturday morning a few hours after suffering a heart attack.

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

The services will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Lincoln came to Corsicana as a young man and was Texas Company field manager and later an independent oil operator.

The family home is on the Petty’s Chapel road near the northeast city limits.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three brothers, H. B. Lincoln, California; W. P. Lincoln, Electra, and Fred Lincoln, Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. W. H. Garretson, Beaumont; a brother-on-law, Earl Presley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Thomas McClure, Leslie White, A. H. Bonner, Robert McClure, Claude White, Harvey Grubb and Fritz Friday.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep 29, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Young (Presley) Lincoln; s/o James Hamilton Lincoln, Dr. & Charity Emily (Lea) Lincoln
     

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Jesse Lincoln Services Sunday

Funeral services for Jesse Lincoln, 78, former oil operator, who died Saturday morning at the P. and S. Hospital a few hours after suffering a heart attack, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Lincoln was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., but had been in the oil business here many years prior to his retirement. After serving as the Texas Company field manager, he was an independent operator.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three brothers, H. B. Lincoln, California; W. P. Lincoln, Electra, and Fred Lincoln, Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. W. H. Garretson, Beaumont; a brother-on-law, Earl Presley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Thomas McClure, Leslie White, A. H. Bonner, Robert McClure, Claude White, Harvey Grubb and Fritz Friday.

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Hugh Brown Lincoln
Mar 5, 1878 - Dec 3, 1969

H. B. Lincoln Dies at Olney

Hugh B. Lincoln, 91, a farmer resident of Corsicana, died Wednesday morning in Olney.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate.

Surviving are two brothers, W. P. Lincoln, Electra and Fred Lincoln of Torrence, Calif.; a son Billy Lincoln of Norfolk, Va.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec. 3, 1969 - submitted by Diane Richards

Lincoln Rites

Funeral services for Hugh B. Lincoln were held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the Corley Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by one son and two brothers.

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Charles Americas “Charlie” Langston
Apr 13, 1867 - Oct 24, 1939

C. A. LANGSTON DIED LAST NIGHT; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Charles A. Langston, aged 72 years, 598 West Tenth Avenue, died at the Navarro clinic Tuesday night at 7 o’clock.

Funeral rites will be conducted from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Langston had resided in Corsicana for 38 years, and was connected with the American Well and Prospecting Company for many years. He was a member of the W. O. W. and Maccabees.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Ray Langston, Corsicana, and Ernest Langston, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Lola Scarbrough, Corsicana; a brother, W. D. Langston, Atlanta, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Hendricks, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Joe Granberry, Young Texas and two granddaughters, Betty Lou and Ann Langston, both of Houston.

Pallbearers will be H. R. Stewart, Ed Little, L. R. Cockerell, D. J. Bell, M. C. Dickson and John Blair.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. A. LANGSTON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Charles A. Langston, aged 72 years, 509 West Tenth avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Langston had resided in Corsicana 39 years, and was connected for many years with the American Well and Prospecting.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Ray Langston, Corsicana, and Ernest Langston, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Lola Scarbrough, Corsicana; a brother, W. D. Langston, Atlanta, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Hendricks, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Joe Granberry, Young Texas and two granddaughters, Betty Lou and Ann Langston, both of Houston.

Pallbearers were H. R. Stewart, Ed Little, L. R. Cockerell, D. J. Bell, M. C. Dickson and John Blair.

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Willie Laura (Henderson) Langston
Sep 16, 1878 - Jun 17, 1965

Saturday Rites Mrs. Langston

Funeral services for Mrs. C. A. Langston, 86, who died in Fort Worth Thursday, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Langston resided in Corsicana many years before moving to Fort Worth and was a member of First Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Ray Langston, and a daughter, Mrs. Lola Pipkin, both of Ft. Worth; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother, Boyd Henderson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bill Cooter, Harry Clowe, Ed, Little, Johnny Brown, L. R. Cockerell and Clint Sheppard.

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Maggie Haynes
Jun 14, 1870 - Jun 23, 1951

Services Sunday For Mrs. Haynes

Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Haynes, 81, long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, who died Saturday morning, were held at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Corley Chapel.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, minister of the First Baptist Mission in East Corsicana.

There are no immediate survivors.

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James Watson Stewart
Jan 23, 1909 - May 14, 1951

Rites Friday For James Stewart

Funeral rites for James Stewart, 42, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Andrews, pastor of the Central Baptist church. Military services were held at the graveside.

Stewart, native of Corsicana, was killed Monday in a fall from a 110-foot tower at Lemon, S. D., while at work with a U. S. Geophysical crew, and was scheduled to go to the Arctic region within the immediate future, relatives were advised.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Clemmie Lee Durr, a granddaughter, Laura Ann Durr, mother, Mrs. W. R. Jolly, all of Dallas; three brothers, Richard Stewart, Corsicana; Arnold Earl and Charles Lee Stewart, both of Dallas, and four sisters, Mrs. James Carver, Mrs. Virgil Gilcrease and Mrs. T. J. Jolly, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. H. J. Stallings, Dallas.

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Joe D. Hughes
May 27, 1876 - Jun 23, 1951

Funeral Services Are Slated Sunday For Joe D. Hughes

Joe D. Hughes, 75, formerly of Corsicana, died in the Hermann Hospital, Houston, early Saturday morning following an extended illness. He had been in the hospital five weeks.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Kentucky, Hughes was reared in Corsicana and was a well-known teaming contractor in the oil fields of the Southwest.

Later he retired from the contracting business and owned and operated extensive ranching properties in the Houston area. His show horses and cattle won many awards and honors in fairs and expositions over the entire country.

Hughes owned and loved fine horses. With his big 10-gallon Stetson and his cowboy boots, he was well known throughout the Southwest.

Hughes inherited his teaming and trucking business from his father, the late Rowland E. Hughes, with whom he started working as a boy.

The business was established during the early days of the Corsicana shallow oil boom in 1896 and developed until the Joe D. Hughes, Teaming Contractor, firm handled all classes of oil field hauling in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Surviving are his wife of Houston, one brother, John C. Hughes, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. S. E. Anderson, Corsicana; Mrs. H. T. Johnson, Houston, and Mrs. D. E. Welch, Longview and a number of nieces and nephews.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Millard B. Box, pastor of Memorial Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Earl C. Scott, supply pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Pallbearers will be Allyn Gordon, J. N. Edens, Sr., Chas. Highnote, Roy Thompson, H. R. Smalley, Will Thompson, R. R. Cocke, Tate Lindsey and J. W. Edens, Sr.

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Sunday Services For Joe D. Hughes

Funeral services for Joe D. Hughes, 75, retired teaming contractor, rancher and exhibitor of prize-winning horses and cattle, were held from the McCammon Chapel at 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. He died in a Houston hospital early Saturday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Millard Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Ernest C. Scott, supply pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Kentucky, he was reared in Corsicana, and entered the teaming contracting business in Corsicana, and for many years was a familiar figure in the oil fields of the Southwest. Later he acquired extensive ranching interests in Houston where he resided, and his show horses and fine cattle won many prizes and awards at the outstanding livestock expositions of the Southwest.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; a brother, John C. Hughes, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. S. E. Anderson, Corsicana; Mrs. H. T. Johnson, Houston, and Mrs. D. E. Welch, Longview, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Allyn Gordon, J. N. Edens, Sr., Chas. Highnote, Roy Thompson, H. R. Smalley, Will Thompson, R. R. Cocke, Tate Lindsey and J. W. Edens, Sr.

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Allee (Maddox) Hughes
Dec 27, 1876 - Nov 17, 1957

Mrs. Joe Hughes Dies In Houston

Mrs. Joe D. Hughes, 80, of Houston, former Corsicana resident, died in Houston Sunday.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of First Baptist church and Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are three brothers, Wm. M. Maddox, Dallas; H. V. and Edgar Maddox, both of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dick Anderson; a brother-in-law, John C. Hughes, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tate Lindsey, Sidney Curtis, W. M. Maddox, Jr.; Cecil Mumberson, James Reynolds and Richard Walker.

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. Hughes

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe D. Hughes, 80, who died in Houston Sunday, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church and Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Hughes was a native of Corsicana but had resided in Houston for many years.

Surviving are three brothers, Wm. M. Maddox, Dallas; H. V. and Edgar Maddox, both of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dick Anderson; a brother-in-law, John C. Hughes, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tate Lindsey, Sidney Curtis, W. M. Maddox, Jr.; Cecil Mumberson, James Reynolds and Richard Walker.

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Wells Wesley McNutt
Jul 24, 1872 - Sep 17, 1951

Services Tuesday For W. W. McNutt

Funeral services for Wells Wesley McNutt, 79, who died at the Twilight Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, early Monday, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Corley chapel.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

A native of Tennessee, he had resided in Corsicana 16 years.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Earl Long, Durham, N. C.; a brother, Andrew McNutt, Fort Worth, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were H. M. Montgomery, Bill Sanders, E. W. Hays, C. O. Curington, S. A. Moran and C. B. McNutt.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 18, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Neoma (Dawson) McNutt married Jan 11, 1898; s/o John R. McNutt & Mattie Fannie (Beasley) McNutt per death certificate

Lee William McNutt, Sr.
Oct 24, 1895 - Jul 4, 1972

L. McNutt

Lee McNutt, 76, died Tuesday morning in Memorial Hospital. A native of Forney, he was a cattleman, rancher and vice-president of Collin Street Bakery. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Funeral arrangements are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Potts will officiate.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lee McNutt of Corsicana; a son, L. William McNutt of Corsicana; four grandchildren, Bill McNutt, Kay McNutt, Bob McNutt and Melanie McNutt, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Sanders of Houston; and two, Jack McNutt of El Paso and Bowden McNutt of Waco.

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Richard Claude McNutt
Sep 10, 1906 - Sep 23, 1970

Claude McNutt Rites Friday

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Claude McNutt, 64, Corsicana resident and native of Forney, who died here Wednesday. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Dr. H. Lively Brown will officiate, and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Aliene McNutt of Corsicana; two sons, James Monroe McNutt of Amarillo and Jack Spencer McNutt, who is serving with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam; two daughters, Jull Suzette Welty of San Antonio and Janice Lee Cunningham of Kerens; five grandchildren; three brothers, Lee McNutt of Corsicana; Bowden McNutt of Waco and Jack McNutt of Ysleta; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Sanders of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.

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McNutt Rites

Funeral services were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. for Claude McNutt, 64, who died here Wednesday. A Corsicana resident and native of Forney, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, two daughters, five grandchildren, three brothers, one sister, and several nieces and nephews.

Dr. H. Lively Brown officiated and pallbearers were Jim McNutt, Royce Cunningham, Jerry Welty, Jim Stough, Jack Stough, Harry Clowe, Jack McNutt and Watt Myers.

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Leora (Williamson) Charles
Jun 9, 1880 - Dec 10, 1951

Mrs. L. C. Charles Dies In Dallas

Mrs. L. C. Charles, former Corsicana resident died in Dallas Monday afternoon.

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

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

Mrs. Charles was a member of the First Baptist church here.

Surviving are a son, Ermal Charles, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Tabb, Houston and Mrs. Lois Cox, Dallas; four brothers, Virgil, F. A. and J. E. Williamson, Sulpher Springs; a sister, Mrs. H. W. Kelley, Denton, three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be the four brothers, C. W. Tabb and Wayne Kelley.

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Lois Obera (Charles) Cox-Franks
Jun 19, 1902 - Mar 9, 1971

Mrs. Franks Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Lois C. Franks, a former Corsicana resident, died Wednesday in Dallas. She lived at 105 E. 6th St. in Dallas.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Dudley-Hughes Funeral Chapel in Dallas with graveside services and burial at Oakwood Cemetery at 1 p.m. Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

She is survived by her husband Chris Franks; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Tabb, Houston; one brother, Ermal Charles of California; and several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Thurs., Mar 11, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Samuel C. “Sam” Cox married Apr 4, 1925 2nd husband Christopher “Chris” Franks; d/o Henry Bruce Charles & Leora (Williamson) Charles (she has a matching monument with Sam in Oakwood)

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Franks Rites

Graveside rites and burial were held Friday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery for a former Corsicana resident, Mrs. Chris (Lois) Franks of Dallas who died there Wednesday. funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Dudley-Hughes Funeral Chapel in Dallas.

Griffin Funeral Home conducted graveside rites.

Surviving are her husband, one sister, one brother and several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 12, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Samuel C. Cox 2nd husband Christopher “Chris” Franks; d/o Henry Bruce Charles and Leora (Williamson) Charles

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