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Jesse William Grant
Dec 23, 1894 - Dec 11, 1951

Jesse W. Grant Rites Thursday

Jesse W. Grant, 55, Southern Pacific Lines machinist died Wednesday at his E. Paso home.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bracey Bledsoe, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of El Paso the former Miss Odessa Perry of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. John Grant and two brothers, Charles and John Grant, all of Sacramento Calif.

The body arrives in Dallas Thursday night.

Pallbearers will be Robert McManus, W. N. Hamilton, Jack Megarity, Willie Cook, Ernest Cook, Guy Poarch.

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Jesse W. Grant Services Friday

Funeral services for Jesse W. Grant, 55, Southern Pacific Lines machinist, who died at his home in El Paso, Wednesday , were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bracey Bledsoe, pastor of the Emanuel Baptist church. Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of El Paso the former Miss Odessa Perry of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. John Grant and two brothers, Charles and John Grant, all of Sacramento Calif.

Pallbearers were Robert McManus, W. N. Hamilton, Jack Megarity, Willie Cook, Ernest Cook, Guy Poarch.

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Robert Lee Perry
May 15, 1867 - Mar 9, 1966

Friday Rites For R. L. Perry

Funeral services for Robert Lee Perry, 98, retired Black Hills farmer, who died in the Methodist hospital in Dallas Wednesday, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Crouch, pastor of the Grace Temple Baptist church in Dallas, assisted by the Emmanuel Baptist church.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. J. D. McManus, Mrs. Georgia Farmer and Mrs. J. L. Averitt, all of Corsicana; Mrs. J. T. Acord and Mrs. Frances Grant, both of Dallas; a son, R. D. Perry, Dallas; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Denita Joy (Myers) Brannon
Jul 29, 1934 - Jun 12, 2019

Denita Brannon was born in Mexia on July 29, 1934. Passed away on June 12, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6-8 on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Grace Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10 am at Grace Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas. Graveside will be at 3 pm at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas.

Denita was born July 29, 1934 in Mexia, Texas to Joseph Burl and Lottie Bell Myers. She graduated from Mexia High School in June, 1952. Denita married Hancel M. Brannon on December 16, 1952. They were married for 66 years. Together they had three children, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A lifelong Christian, Denita, along with her husband, taught 4th and 5th grade classes at Milby Road Baptist Church for several years. After leaving Milby Road Baptist, she was an active member at Grace Baptist Church.

She and Hancel joined the Lonestar Region Vintage Chevrolet Club in 1974. She served on the Board of Directors, hosted many parties, and assisted with their annual swap meet. She and Hancel enjoyed many trips with the club.

For over fifteen years, many children had the privilege of calling her "Grandma Dee" as she babysat them in her home. These children became her family too.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lottie Myers, sister, Kay Frels, and son, Benny Brannon.

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Mexia HS 1952
  • w/o Hancel M. Brannon; d/o Joseph Burl Myers & Lottie (Bell) Myers

Viola Julia (Moeller) Stringer
Jan 30, 1901 - Mar 22, 1951

Mrs. W. T. Stringer Dies Thursday

Mrs. W. T. Stringer, 50, Irving, died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister.

Prior to moving to Irving two years ago, the family resided here.

Surviving are her husband, Irving; a daughter, Mrs. Albert McMichael, Irving; a son, Glenn T. Stringer, U. S. Air Force; three grandchildren; father, E. M. Moeller, Industry; a brother, L. H. Moeller, Houston, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 22, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Thomas Stringer; d/o Emil Henry Moeller & Ida Mary (Fisches) Moeller buried in Industry Methodist Cemetery, Industry, Tx.

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Mrs. W. T. Stringer Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. T. Stringer, 50, of Irving, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family resided in Corsicana for many years before moving to Irving two years ago.

Surviving are her husband, Irving; a daughter, Mrs. Albert McMichael, Irving; a son, Glenn T. Stringer, U. S. Air Force; three grandchildren; father, E. M. Moeller, Industry; a brother, L. H. Moeller, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank L. Leathers, J. T. Parker, L. B. Stringer, Henry E. Stringer, Ed Sims and Elroy Hupe.

Corley directed.

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William Thomas Stringer
May 26, 1894 - May 5, 1976

W. T. Stringer

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery for William T. Stringer, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday night at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Marlin.

He was a veteran of World War I.

The Rev. C. B. Holcomb was to officiate.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. W. T. Stringer of Corsicana; a son, Glenn T. Stringer of Dallas, a daughter, Mrs. A. B. McMichael of Houston; five grandsons, two great-granddaughters, and a sister, Mrs. Bert Skinner of Normangee.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 7, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Viola Julia (Moeller) Stringer married Nov. 20, 1917 2nd wife Lola Marie (Motley) Britton-Stringer buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx. s/o Littleton Scott Stringer and Nancy Tennessee (Wilson) Stringer buried in Prairie Point cemetery

Clarence Watson
Feb 20, 1895 - Sep 24, 1973

Clarence Watson

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Clarence Watson, 78, of Navarro, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital, Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Falls County Texas, a veteran of World War I, and a retired Railroad employe.

Survivors include two sons, O. J. Watson, Conroe, and Gene A. Watson of Pasadena; four daughters, Mrs. Laverne Atchison of Corsicana, Mrs. Ruby Gardner of Buna, Mrs. Roxie Thornton of Denison, and Mrs. Vera Mock of Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren.

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Clarence Watson

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at a local funeral chapel for Clarence Watson, 78, of Navarro, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. B. W. Johnson officiated and burial was set at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, two sons, and a number of grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Don Gilda, Alvin Watson, Charlie Lane, Giggs McGaugh and Mike Watson.

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Mary Elizabeth (Hickey) Myers-Glascock
Jul 19, 1875 - May 27, 1951

Mrs. Glasscock Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Glasscock, 75, died at the family residence, 1112 West Summitt avenue, late Sunday night.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Central Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Henry Price and Rev. G. L. Johnston.

Surviving are her husband, George Glasscock, Corsicana; eight sons, J. A. Myers, Denton; W. C. Myers, Decatur; Ashford, W. C. (Kelly) and D. Y. Myers, all of Corsicana; Richards W. Myers, Dallas; A. C. Glasscock, Magnolia, and G. E. Glasscock, Jr., Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. H. B. Hester, Corsicana; 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two brothers, J. E. Hickey, Lubbock, and R. T. Hickey, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Gibson, Houston, and Mrs. May Chandler, Marysville, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be T. J. Walton, F. H. Washburn, Elbert Cox, Walter Byrd, Everett Ivie and Lawrence Nichols.

Corley directs.

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Mrs. Glasscock Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Glasscock, 75, who died at the family home, 1112 West Summitt avenue late Sunday, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Central Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Mervin C. Bedsoe, pastor of the church; assisted by Rev.. Henry Price and Rev. G. L. Johnston.

Surviving are her husband, George Glasscock, Corsicana; eight sons, J. A. Myers, Denton; W. C. Myers, Decatur; Ashford, W. C. (Kelly) and D. Y. Myers, all of Corsicana; Richards W. Myers, Dallas; A. C. Glasscock, Magnolia, and G. E. Glasscock, Jr., Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. H. B. Hester, Corsicana; 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two brothers, J. E. Hickey, Lubbock, and R. T. Hickey, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Gibson, Houston, and Mrs. May Chandler, Marysville, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. J. Walton, F. H. Washburn, Elbert Cox, Walter Byrd, Everett Ivie and Lawrence Nichols.

Corley directed.

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Hattie Elizabeth (Johnston) King
May 9, 1872 - Sep 25, 1951

Mrs. C. E. King Expires Tuesday

Mrs. C. E. King, long-time Corsicana resident, died with a heart attack at her home, 302 South Fourteenth street, early Tuesday morning.

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

The services will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church.

Mrs. King had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county for a half century.

She had been prominent in United Daughters of the Confederacy and other circles for many years.

Surviving are three sons, A. G. King and Robert King, both of Fort Worth and W. J. (Bill) King, Corsicana; two daughters, Misses Agnes and Thelma King, Houston teachers; and a niece, Virdie Hinton, Nurse, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, and other relatives.

One son, George King, is an architect and is associated with the W. G. Clarkson and Co., architects, for the new county hospital and the city school program.

Pallbearers will be Ross Sutton, George Campbell, N. C. Goodman, Wilmot Townsend, Clayton Cartlidge, C. O. Curington, Wesley Edens, Jr., and J. A. Rowe.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 25, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o William G. Johnston and Hattie (Brawley) Johnston per death certificate (sister-Willemina (Johnston) Hinton)

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Mrs. C. E. King Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. C. E. King, long-time Corsicana resident, who died at her home 302 South Fourteenth street early Tuesday were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. King had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county about 50 years.

She was a prominent member of the UDC and other civic organizations.

Surviving are three sons, A. G. King and Robert King, both of Fort Worth and W. J. (Bill) King, Corsicana; two daughters, Misses Agnes and Thelma King, Houston teachers; and a niece, Virdie Hinton, Nurse, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ross Sutton, George Campbell, N. C. Goodman, Wilmot Townsend, Clayton Cartlidge, C. O. Curington, Wesley Edens, Jr., and J. A. Roe.

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Tillman Taylor Bradley
Jan 26, 1881 - Dec 3, 1951

T. T. Bradley, 71, linotype operator of the Corsicana Daily Sun for 20 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday night following a several weeks; illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Bradley was born in Alabama.

Surviving are a son, Robert Bradley, U. S. Coast Guard, Elizabeth City, N. C., and two daughters, Shirley and Brenda Bradley both of Denver, Colo.

Pallbearers will be C. B. Haley, S. P. Story, E. B. Travis, W. D. Travis, Ralph Wendt, W. C. Daniel, Wm. Bivin and H. T. Robinson.

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Beulah Artibrita (Craven) Hester-High
Mar 18, 1878 - Aug 8, 1951

Mrs. Beulah High Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Beulah High, 63, died at the family residence, 320 West Fifth avenue, Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Corley chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Mrs. High had resided in Corsicana the past 10 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Carroll and Mrs. Louise Foster, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. John Masnic, Houston; three sons, T. W. Hester and A. V. High, both of Houston; and A. L. Hester, Groveton; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, Fayette Craven, Crockett.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Wooley, Hubert Bowden, George Evans, L. A. Johnson, Jr.; C. G. Dickson, O. L. Pitts and J. C. Payne.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug. 9, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Arthur Lee Hester, Sr. married 1896 2nd husband John W. High married Apr 28, 1901; d/o Thomas Elvin Craven & Elizabeth Isabella (Dunn) Craven

Lula Bell (High) Carroll
Apr 8, 1906 - Apr 1. 1964

Friday Rites For Mrs. Carroll

Funeral services will be held for Mrs. J. R. Carroll, 57, a native of Corsicana, who died in a Houston Hospital Wednesday morning, in the Corley Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday.

The rites will be held for Mrs. J. R. Carroll, 57, a native of Corsicana, who died in a Houston Hospital Wednesday morning,, in the Corley Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday.

Surviving are her husband of Houston, formerly an executive of Bethlehem company here; three brothers, A. V. High and T. W. Hester, both of Houston, and A. L. Hester, Groveton; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Foster, Corsicana and Mrs. John Masnic, Houston and several nieces and nephews including Pat and Mike Foster, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sneed Hamilton, George Evans, Thomas Curtis, O. L. Pitts, Hubert Wooley, J. F. (Pete) Hamilton, S. D. Goins, W. M. (Bill) Bowden, Dr. Will Miller, J. C. Payne, Luther A. Johnson, Jr.; Erwin McGraw, Perry Taylor, Richard C. Parker, Seth Montgomery, Wilbur Wright and Joe Pete Marsh.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Carroll

Funeral services for Mrs. J. R. Carroll, 57, native of Crockett were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Corley Chapel with Rev. N. H. Kupferle, pastor of First Methodist church, officiating.

Mrs. Carroll died in a Houston hospital Wednesday morning.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of Houston, formerly an executive of Bethlehem company here; three brothers, A. V. High and T. W. Hester, both of Houston, and A. L. Hester, Groveton; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Foster, Corsicana and Mrs. John Masnic, Houston and several nieces and nephews including Pat and Mike Foster, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Sneed Hamilton, George Evans, Thomas Curtis, O. L. Pitts, Hubert Wooley, J. F. (Pete) Hamilton, S. D. Goins, W. M. (Bill) Bowden, Dr. Will Miller, J. C. Payne, Luther A. Johnson, Jr.; Erwin McGraw, Perry Taylor, Richard C. Parker, Seth Montgomery, Wilbur Wright and Joe Pete Marsh.

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Abbie Lee (Peacock) Pugh
Aug 25, 1874 - Jun 8, 1951

Mrs. Abbie L. Pugh Dies In Dallas

Mrs. Abbie L. Pugh, former Corsicana resident, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. G. Holmes in Dallas at 1 a.m. Friday.

Funeral services will be held from the Lamar and Smith Chapel in Dallas at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and a second service from the McCammon Chapel here at 3 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her daughter and a son, C. C. Pugh, both of Dallas; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Gary Wesley McEvoy
B&D Nov. 29, 1951

McEvoy Infant Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Gary Wesley McEvoy, infant son of Sgt. And Mrs. Jack McEvoy, 512 South Second, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Thursday, were held at the grave in Oakwood cemetery at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The father is stationed in Brumholder, Germany, with the U. S. Army.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Elmer Joe McEvoy, Corsicana and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. McEvoy, Lancaster, Pa. and Mrs. F. F. Evans, Corsicana.

Corley directed.

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Clara E. (Brazzel) Warner
Oct 7, 1891 - Mar 25, 1951

Mrs. Clara Warner Services Tuesday

Mrs. Clara Warner, 59, died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. B. Ousley.

Surviving are her husband, Albert Warner, Sr., Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. J. L. Clubb, Dickinson; Mrs. Perry McGee and Mrs. F. T. Allen, Jr., both of Roswell, N. M., and Mrs. W. H. Swain, Dallas; five sons, J. H. Warner, U. S. Army, Korea; G. R. Warner, Corsican, A. L. and Albert Warner, Jr., both of Dallas; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, E. B. Brazil, Roosevelt, Okla., and I. Brazil, Biggs, Calif., and a twin sister, Mrs. Tom Young, Crandall, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Irvin Daniel, Ira Brazil, John Moore, J. R. Arnold, H. S. Crawford, Pete McCain.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 26, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Albert Warner; d/o Hensley Madison Brazzel & Mary E.  (Duggan) Brazzel (twin sister is Stella Era (Brazzel) Young)

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. Warner

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Warner, aged 59 years, 2013 West Thirteenth avenue, who died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday, were held from Corley Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ousley, Baptist minister of Telco, formerly of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, Albert Warner, Sr., Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. J. L. Clubb, Dickinson; Mrs. Perry McGee and Mrs. F. T. Allen, Jr., both of Roswell, N. M., and Mrs. W. H. Swain, Dallas; five sons, J. H. Warner, U. S. Army, Korea; G. R. Warner, Corsican, A. L. and Albert Warner, Jr., both of Dallas; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, E. B. Brazil, Roosevelt, Okla., and I. Brazil, Biggs, Calif., and a twin sister, Mrs. Tom Young, Crandall, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Irvin Daniel, Ira Brazil, John Moore, J. R. Arnold, H. S. Crawford, Pete McCain.

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Albert Warner, Sr.
Feb 15, 1883 - Aug 8, 1962

Albert Warner Dies Wednesday

Albert Warner, 75, formerly of Corsicana, died Wednesday at Bryan.

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

Surviving are five sons, J. H. Warner, Houston; Joe Warner, Dallas; G. R. Warner, Euless; A. Z. Warner, Kemp, and Albert Warner, Jr., Bryan; three daughters, Mrs. J. L. Chull, Dickinson; Mrs. W. G. Swain, Dallas, and Mrs. F. T. Allen, Jr., Abilene; 17 grandchildren, a brother, John Warner, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Lottie Robinson, Athens; Mrs. Permelia Keeble, Mabank; Mrs. Ethel Beasley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ella Talley, Pecos, and other relatives.

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Hold Services Albert Warner

Albert Warner, 75, formerly of Corsicana, died in Bryan Wednesday.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. B. Huntsberry, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Native of Kaufman, he spent most of his life in Corsicana, going to Bryan about six months ago.

Surviving are five sons, J. H. Warner, Houston; Joe Warner, Dallas; G. R. Warner, Euless; A. Z. Warner, Kemp, and Albert Warner, Jr., Bryan; three daughters, Mrs. J. L. Chull, Dickinson; Mrs. W. G. Swain, Dallas, and Mrs. F. T. Allen, Jr., Abilene; 17 grandchildren, a brother, John Warner, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Lottie Robinson, Athens; Mrs. Permelia Keeble, Mabank; Mrs. Ethel Beasley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ella Talley, Pecos, and other relatives.

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David Turner Barton
Feb 6, 1859 - Jan 5, 1951

Funeral Services For D. T. Barton

Funeral services for David Turner Barton, 91, who died at his home, 619 North Fifteenth street Friday afternoon, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Blackmon, Point Enterprise, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Born February 6, 1859, in Rusk county, Barton had resided in Corsicana since 1910.

Surviving are two sons, H. W. Barton, Vernon, and H. L. Barton, Willis; two daughters, Mrs. Sally Noel, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mary E. Kelly, Covington; a brothers, S. S. Barton, Gilmer; a sister, Mrs. H. S. Bussey, Longview; 26 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, C. O. Curington, Everett, Ivie, R. H. Poulter, Maurice Fannin and F. L. Leathers.

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Martha Josephine “Mattie” (Murrell) Elliott
Mar 8, 1869 - Feb 4, 1951

Mrs. F. A. Elliott Services Monday

Mrs. F. A. Elliott, aged 81 years, long-time resident, died at the family home, 1204 West Twelfth and One-Half avenue Sunday morning. Mrs. Elliott had been in ill health for several years.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church, and Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, King and Owen Elliott, all of Corsicana, and Arnett Elliott, Beaumont; a grandson, a granddaughter; a brother, E. B. Murrell, Palestine; four sisters, Mrs. Joe Cate, Beaumont; Mrs. John L. Ward and Miss Mollie Murrell, both of Tulsa, and Mrs. A. J. Anderson, Long Beach, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Edgar Metcalf, H. T. Sparks, Allen Breithaupt, Albert Fullerton, R. P. Walker and Foy Redford.

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Fountain Alexander “Fount” Elliott
Apr 21, 1861 - Mar 24, 1955

F. A. Elliott, 93, Dies Thursday; Services Friday

F. A. Elliott, 93, pioneer business man, civic and church leader of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday morning following a several months illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, minister of the First Christian church, of which he was a long-time member and elder.

Native Of Kentucky
Born, April 21, 1861, in Kentucky, he was with the Jarrell-Elliott Dry Goods company when it was brought to Corsicana from Georgetown in 1898. This firm operated until about 1916 at the site now occupied by the Sears store at Beaton street and Fourth avenue.

After the store here was discontinued, Elliott was in Palestine and Kerens stores for some time before returning here. He had been connected with his sons in the Elliott and Elliott firm for years.

Elliott had been an elder in the First Christian church for about 50 years, and held life membership in the Lions Club. He was active in business, church and civic circles until his health failed last November.

He was preceded in death by his wife, February 4, 1951.

Surviving are three sons, King and Owen Elliott, both of Corsicana and Arnett Elliott, Houston; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Hugh T. Sparks, Edgar Metcalf, R. P. Walker, Robert Garrett, Sydney Marks, W. P. McCammon, Allen Breithaupt and J. W. Edens, Sr. Lions Club members will be honorary pallbearers.

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F. A. Elliott Rites Are Held Friday

Funeral services for F. A. Elliott, 93, pioneer business, civic and church leader, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor of the First Christian church of which he had been an elder for 50 years. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Kentucky, he would have been 94 years of age had he lived until April 21.

Elliott, a member of the Jarrell-Elliott Dry Goods firm, came to Corsicana in 1898 when that store moved here from Georgetown, Texas, and he remained with it until 1916. He also was connected with stores in Kerens and Palestine.

For the past several years, Elliott had been connected with his sons in the Elliott and Elliott firm, and he was active until his health failed last November.

His wife died February 4, 1951.

Elliott held a life-time membership in the Corsicana Lions Club.

Surviving are three sons, King and Owen Elliott, both of Corsicana, and Arnett Elliott, Houston; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Hugh T. Sparks, Edgar Metcalf, R. P. Walker, Robert Garrett, Sydney Marks, W. P. McCammon, Allen Breithaupt and J. W. Edens, Sr.
Lions club members were honorary pallbearers.

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Arnett Alexander Elliott, Sr.
Feb 8, 1899 - Jan 18, 1963

Arnett Elliott Rites Sunday

Arnett A. Elliott, 63, architect, native of Corsicana, died in Sulphur Springs Friday following a stroke Thursday.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Very Rev. Sam Hulsey, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Elliott had been an architect in Dallas, Houston, Beaumont and Miami, Fla. He was an associate architect for the Drane Junior High School building here.

Surviving are a son, Arnett A. Elliott, Jr., Walla Walla, Wash.; three grandchildren; two brothers, King and Owen Elliott, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Stell, Wayne Olroyd, S. L. Dublin, Oscar L. Dockum, Robert Cooksey and Campbell Gillespie.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan 19, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha (Alexander) Elliott (divorced); s/o Fountain Alexander “Fount” Elliott and Martha Josephine “Mattie” (Murrell) Elliott

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Arnett Elliott Services Held

Funeral services for Arnett A. Elliott, 63, architect, native of Corsicana, who died in Sulphur Springs Friday following a stroke Thursday, were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Very Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Elliott was a well-known architect and had resided in Dallas, Houston, Beaumont and Miami, Fla. He assisted in the design of the Drane Junior High school building here.

Surviving are a son, Arnett A. Elliott, Jr., Walla Walla, Wash.; three grandchildren, two brothers, King and Owen Elliott, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ralph Stell, Wayne Olroyd, S. L. Dublin, Oscar L. Dockum, Robert Cooksey and Campbell Gillespie.

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Reina (Rowe) Vandiver
Feb 1, 1874 - Nov 2, 1951

Mrs. R. S. Vandiver Services Monday

Mrs. R. S. Vandiver, 77, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the Navarro Clinic late Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church.

Mrs. Vandiver formerly was a matron at the State Home.

Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Elmer Harlan, Montana; two sisters, Mrs. Emily R. Palmer and Mrs. Minnie Ducoing, both of Houston, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ralph R. Brown, J. F. Adams, Truman Bragg, J. M. Dyer, Ed M. Polk, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, J. R. Corley, and Tom D. Bailey.

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Carrie (Ross) Smith
Mar. 24, 1892 - Nov 11, 1951

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. T. D. Smith, 59, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night were held from the Fellowship Baptist church at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Thomas Burvin Smith and Willard Glen Smith, both of Corsicana, and Cecil W. Smith, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Jennings, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Cecil Rogers, Kaufman; five grandchildren, three brothers, Sol Ross, Powell; John Ross Tyler, and Tom Ross, California, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 13, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Downs Smith d/o Richard Henry Ross & Mary A. (Lowe) Ross-Presley (Mary is buried in Elm Branch cemetery, Waxahachie, Tx.

Thomas Downs Smith
May 21, 1882 - Nov. 32, 1955

T. D. Smith Dies At Waxahachie

T. D. Smith, 74, retired farmer, died at his home in Waxahachie early Monday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Burvin and Willard Smith, both of Waxahachie, and Cecil Smith, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Rodgers, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Ray Jennings, Fort Worth; nine grandchildren, a brother, Will Smith, Lubbock; five sisters, Mrs. Dessie Davidson, Forreston; Mrs. Rosa Jackson and Mrs. Lyda Noles, both of Fort Worth; Mrs. Mattie Mathis, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Addie Smith, Birmingham, Ala., and other relatives.

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Thomas Walter Edwards
Jan 11, 1875 - Jun 17, 1951

Services Tuesday For T. W. Edwards

Funeral services for Thomas Walter Edwards, 76, retired, who died Sunday night at his home, 1110 West Fourteenth avenue, were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Corley Chapel.

Rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, Henderson, former pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, E. L. Edwards, Hugo, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Paschal, Graville, Ill., and Mrs. Johnny Braxmier, Corsicana; five grandchildren, a brother, Joe Smith, Oklahoma; a sister, Mrs. Lela Cason, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. Paul H. Mitchell, Dreanon Standard, Don Borsellino, S. O. Burke, Aaron Samuels and George DeChaume.

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Adeline Allyn “Addie” (Stuart) Watt
Feb 16, 1882 - Dec 9, 1951

Mrs. Robert Watt Dies Sunday After Lengthy Illness

Mrs. Robert Watt, 69, long-time civic and church leader of Corsicana died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon following an extended illness. She was a native of Corsicana.

Funeral services were held from the St. John’s Episcopal church at 4 p.m. Monday. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector of the church.

Father Was Engineer
Mrs. Watt was the former Miss Adeline Allyn Stuart, the daughter of the late E. J. Stuart, civil engineer in charge of the construction of the St. Louis-Southwestern Railroad into this section. She was the niece of the late Capt. C. H. Allyn, Corsicana pioneer.

She was educated at St. Mary’s College in Dallas and Bryn Nawr, Philadelphia, and made several trips to Europe and Argentina, South America.

Mrs. Watt was active in United Charities, P. and S. Hospital, Camp Fire, Nineteenth Century Club, DAR and various organizations of her church.

Survivors Listed.
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Misses Josephine and Buena Allyn Watt, all of Corsicana; three cousins, Mrs. H. D. Johnson and Mrs. R. L. Hamilton, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Marceilus Shield, Washington, D. C., and several cousins in Argentina, South America.

Pallbearers were Billy Tatum, James West, Dr. C. B. Bronson, Ed Rittersbacher, Elton Tinkle, Wade Blackford, L. A. Johnson, Jr., W. A. Lang, Ed M. Polk, Judge A. P. Mays, William Speary and John Pugh, vestrymen of the church.

McCammon directed.

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Robert Aeneas Watt
Jan 13, 1870 - Mar 15, 1965

Robert Watt Dies Monday

Robert Watt, 95, retired Magnolia chemist, pharmacist, long-time Corsicana resident was dead on arrival at Navarro clinic early Monday afternoon. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe K. Hendley, Dallas, and Miss Buena Allyn Watt, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Arrangements are pending at McCammon Funeral Home.

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Robert A. Watt Services Held Tuesday 4 P. M.

Funeral services for Robert A. Watt, 95, who was dead on arrival at Navarro clinic early Monday afternoon, will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Watt, rector, and Rev. Fred Wolf of Greenville, formerly rector of the local parish. He had resided at 212 South Sixteenth street for many years.

Watt was the last Navarro county resident who drew the first social security check when that governmental program was inaugurated in 1940.

He retired in 1935 as storekeeper and chemist for the Magnolia Petroleum Company, a post he had held since 1918 when he resigned as pharmacist for Johnson’s Drug Store. He came to Johnson’s as a prescription clerk in 1901.

Native of Kansas he was reared near the Sac-and-Fox Indian reservation on the Santa Fe Trail and near Fort Riley. He attended the University of Kansas and secured a pharmaceutical degree, and worked in Chicago for a time. He was a life-long Republican and an executive member of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe Hendley, Dallas, and Miss Buena Allyn Watt, Corsicana; and other relatives, including a brother, John Watt, St. Mary’s Idaho.

Vestrymen of St. John’s Church will be pallbearers.

McCammon directs.

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Buena Allyn ”Gracie” Watt
May 24, 1924 - Feb 23, 1970

Watt Services Set Wednesday

Miss Buena Allyn Watt died Monday in Dallas. She was a native of Corsicana and the daughter of the late Robert A. and Adelina Watt of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the St. John’s Episcopal Church. The rites will be conducted by the Very Rev. Dennis Smart, Rev. Robert Kennaugh, Rev. Ted Nelson and Rev. Fred Wolfe. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister Mrs. Josephine Hendley of Dallas, one nephew Stuart Hendley of Dallas and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the services.

Pallbearers will be Dan Story, Ted Red, Milton Jarrell, Maurice Rosen, Edgar Wareing, Kenneth Fuller, John Taylor, Bobby Lang, Halsey Settle, Bobby Waddell, Homer Jester and Tom Spikes.

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Ruth Ann Snowden
Feb 6, 1950 - Jul 9, 1951

RUTH ANN TOOK LITTLE WALK; BODY IS FOUND NEAR TRACKS

The lifeless body of Ruth Ann Snowden, 1 1-2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Snowden, Corsicana was found near the Burlington & Rock Island railroad tracks about 7:30 p.m. Monday. Police believe she was struck and killed by FR&L passenger train No. 11 about 7:20 p.m.

The toddler’s smashed body was found between two bridges in the southeast part of the city near the sawmill where her father works. Mr. and Mr. Snowden live in the vicinity.

Police said they thought the little girl wandered away from her home an onto the tracks.

The train crew was unaware of the accident until notified farther down the line.

Taken to the P. and S. Hospital by a Griffin ambulance the youngster was pronounced dead on arrival.

Funeral services were held from the Griffin Chapel at 3 p.m. Tuesday with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Stella Marie Snowden, Corsicana and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Snowden, Corsicana and W. A. Booth, Santa Anna, Calif.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul. 10, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Thomas Delbert Snowden buried Union Cemetery, Cross Roads, Henderson county, Texas
    and Joyce Alene (Booth) Snowden died Yuba City, California May 24, 2003

Eulah Mae (Shipp) Beasley
Dec 2, 1880 - Oct 18, 1933

CORSICANA WOMAN INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT SUNDAY

Mrs. E. F. Beasley, 1912 West Collin street, was given treatment in a local hospital Sunday afternoon for injuries received when the car in which she and six others were riding turned over on a long hill about two miles from Ferris, on Highway 75, about 2:30 yesterday. The others were uninjured except for minor cuts and bruises.

Mrs. Beasley suffered three fractured ribs and a hip injury, but an X-ray picture failed to disclose and other internal injuries or broken bones. She was given first aid treatment at the hospital and taken home after Sunday.

The car was said to have swerved into a railing on the side of the road and turned over twice, when a tire blew out. The car was badly damaged.

Other occupants of the machine, who escaped serious injury were E. B. Beasley, Mrs. Lora Montfort and son, Garland; and Misses Thelma, Ona Fay and Sadie Beasley.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 16, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • w/o Elijah Franklin “Frank” Beasley; d/o Milton Kendrick Shipp & Susan Allan “Sue” (Dennis) Shipp (death certificate and obit say Rice cemetery, but she has a monument in Oakwood)

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. BEASLEY HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. E. F. Beasley, 52, who died in the Navarro clinic Wednesday night at 7 o’clock were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Church of Christ with interment in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the church.

The family had resided in Corsicana for 32 years.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Elbert Beasley, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Lorah Montfort, and Misses Thelma, Lena, Ora Fay and Sadie Beasley, all of Corsicana; a grandchild, Garland Montfort, Corsicana; two brothers, M. R. Shipp, Corsicana and W. K. Shipp, San Antonio; and two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Edrington, Corsicana, and Mrs. T. P. Wallace, Cleburne.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ernest Ross, R. L. Murphy, Mac Warren, J. B. Acock, Paul Miller, Roy Harrison, B. T. Farrar and J. H. Jackson.

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Billy Wayne Bason
Sep 16, 1937 - May 16, 2020

 
Billy Wayne Bason, longtime resident of Navarro County and currently of Frost, Texas, passed from this life on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his residence at the age of 82. He was born in Dover, Ohio on September 16, 1937 to William A. Bason and Emma M. Doyle Bason. He worked for Raytheon in Aeronautics in management for a number of years and also worked for several other company's in the same field. Billy served his country in the United States Marine Corp for several years and he was proud of that accomplishment.

He is preceded in death by his parent and a sister Betty Williams. Billy is survived by his wife of 23 years, Nancy Bason. Sons; Kenny Bason and Cecil Bason. Grandson Josh Bason. Step-children; Kristi Bellamy, Diane Lovelady, Dan Haught. Step grandchildren, Amber Gates, Rebecca Womack, Amanda Thompson, Amanda Bellamy and Nicole Benoist. Nieces; Terri Welborn and Lisa Short. He is also survived by daughter-in-law Lynda Wilson and honorary grandson Andrew Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at the Frost Cemetery Pavilion with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2 p.m.

The family would like to thank Brandy Freeman and Brenda Laznovsky with New Century Hospice for their care.

Notes:

  • h/o Linda Fay (Sutton) Bason & Nancy (Martin) Bason; s/o William Alexander Bason & Emma Mae (Doyle) Bason
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 18, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Wiley Nathan Garrett
May 27, 1935 - May 9, 2020

Wiley N. Garrett was born in Kosse, Texas to A.T. Garrett and Katherine Ainsworth Garrett on May 27, 1935. He died at 84 years of age in Waco, Texas on May 9, 2020.

Wiley graduated with a Bachelor degree from Texas A&M in 1957; he went to play football for future icon Paul "Bear" Bryant but a horse sat on Wiley and altered those plans. Wiley expanded his education by earning a Master Degree in 1958. He received a PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Minnesota in 1962. His 34-year career was spent at the University of Georgia which included serving as President of American Phytopathological Society; retiring in 1996 as department head of Plant Pathology and Genetics.

As an active member of First Baptist Church, Athens, GA, he was Chairman of the Diaconate. He later transferred his membership to First Baptist Church, Streetman, and enjoyed serving as a deacon for many years. Wiley was a valuable citizen and a pillar of the Streetman community.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Diane Sims Garrett and their two children, Jonathan T. Garrett of Carnesville, GA. and Megan Carnes and husband Johnnie of Athens, GA. He is the beloved Big Daddy to three granddaughters: Sutton Stevens and husband Andrew, Reagan Anthony and husband Nathan, and Keaton Gwin and husband Grant, plus three great-grandchildren: Briggs, Watts, and Madden. Growing up on a rural family farm, Wiley was the older brother to Wayne Garrett, Ann Sontag, and Mike Garrett. Also left to cherish his friendship and valuable morning input are his coffee drinking buddies: The Alphabet Boys: BJ, FA, JR.

Proceeding him in death were his parents A. T. and Katherine Garrett and stepmother Evelyn McKinley Garrett.

Services will be conducted at Cade Cemetery, Streetman, Texas on May 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm under the direction of Griffin-Roughton, Corsicana, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cade Cemetery Association, 826 FM 246, Wortham, TX 76693.

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Modesta "Mo" (Alonzo) McElwreath
Feb 24, 1944 - May 4, 2020

Modesta "Mo" McElwreath (nee Alonzo), of Corsicana, TX. passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 in Glenside, PA at the age of 76.

Modesta was born to parents Refugio and Augustina Alonzo, on February 24, 1944 in Purdon, TX. She grew up as the third eldest of ten children, was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1964. Modesta married Jim McElwreath in 1964 and the couple had three children. Over her lifetime, Modesta worked at Sears and Roebuck, for Century 21 as a Real estate agent, at the Medical Arts Center and Cason's Flowers. She then retired after 18 years as the Administrative Assistant for Coach Orr and the Athletic department at Navarro College, Corsicana, TX. Modesta adored her Bulldog family and was an ardent supporter of Navarro College Athletics and organized ticket sales for Navarro College home athletic games. Modesta opened her home to exchange students who would live with her while attending classes at Navarro. Modesta was an avid tennis player and loved playing in the community tennis league at the Mertz Tennis Center and served as a lifeguard at Camp Wanica for several years. Modesta's other hobbies included swimming, bowling, softball, sewing and gardener.

Modesta was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She is survived by her daughters, Maria McElwreath-Scott and Andrea McElwreath Roeder; her son-in-law Dr. John Roeder; her siblings, Frank Alonzo, Jovita Aleman and husband Fred, Besita Allen and husband Johnny, Magdalena Vargas and husband Victor, Domingo Alonzo and wife Mercy, Fanny Rodriguez and husband Abby, and Maria DeLaRosa and husband Pete and sister-in-law Carolyn Baxter. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim McElwreath; her son, David McElwreath; her parents, Refugio and Augustina Alonzo; her brothers, Paul and Nicholas Alonzo, and her sister-in-law Linda Alonzo. Modesta has six grandchildren, Andrew McElwreath, Addison Scott, Caroline Reddy, Amber Morris, Brandon Scott and Jack Roeder; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Due to the seriousness and situations surrounding COVID-19, a Celebration of Life/Memorial Service for Modesta will be scheduled at a later date in Corsicana, TX. An announcement will be made here in the Corsicana Daily Sun and on social media.

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James Cuie Marrs
Nov 30, 1911 - Nov 29, 1952

Pursley Farmer Succumbs From Explosion Burns

J. C. Marrs, 41, Pursley tenant farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday at 11:45 a.m. from burns suffered at his home early Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the parsley Baptist church with burial in the Board Tree cemetery at Union High.

His wife and little daughter, Theda Kay, remain in the hospital in serious condition from burns received in the same accident, but are expected to recover.

It was reported here that Marrs poured kerosene on a wood-burning stove fire and it exploded, throwing the flaming fluid over the man and also the bed in which the mother and little two-year-old child were lying. Three other children in an adjoining room escaped injury as the flames destroyed the residence and all household effects and clothing of the family.

Considerable difficulty was experienced by neighbors in getting the critically burned persons to the highway over muddy roads and to the hospital.

Surviving are his wife, six children, LaVayne, Wayne, Dewaylen, Geraldine, Jodelle and Theda Kay, all of Pursley; parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Marrs, Waco; two brothers, Doyle Royce Marrs, Odessa and Olin Bert Marrs, Waco; a sister, Mrs. V. M. Freeze, Dawson, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Fire Victim Is Buried Sunday

Funeral services for J. C. Marrs, 41, who died as the result of burns, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Pursley Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. V. Thompson, and Rev. W. L. Lofland.

Burial was in the Board Tree cemetery near Union High.

Marrs died in Memorial Hospital Saturday shortly before noon from burns sustained Monday morning at his home in the western section of the parsley community. His home was destroyed by fire along with all the household effects and clothes of the family.

The blaze came after he is reported to have poured kerosene on a wood-burning stove fire. The fluid exploded, throwing the flaming oil all over him and also over the bed in which his wife and young daughter, Theda Kay, were lying. Both Mrs. Marrs and the child are in Memorial Hospital suffering burns, but are expected to recover.

Surviving are his wife, six children, LaVaye, Wayne, Dewaylen, Geraldine, Jodelle and Theda Kay, all of Pursley; parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Marrs, Waco; two brothers, Doyle Royce Marrs, Odessa and Olin Bert Marrs, Waco; a sister, Mrs. V. M. Freeze, Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Edwin Scoggins, A. H. Murray, J. E. Lane, H. G. Wallace, L. I. Beall, and Benny Dyer.

Griffin directed.

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Theda Kay Marrs
Feb 2. 1950 - Apr 5, 2019

Theda Kay Marrs of Red Oak, Texas passed from this life on Friday, April 5, 2019 at her residence. She was born February 2, 1950 to James Cuie Marrs and Nola Irene Freeze Marrs.

She enjoyed playing bingo and cards. She also enjoyed traveling and being with her family and friends and loved being around children.

Theda is preceded in death by her parents, James and Nola Irene Marrs; brothers, Wayne Marrs, Dewaylen (Dutch) Marrs; sisters Frances Geraldine Watson and JoDelle Marrs.

She is survived by sister, Iris LaVaene Odgen of Red Oak and numerous nieces and nephews.
visitation will be 9:00 am - 10:00 am Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Wells officiating. Burial will follow at Board Tree cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Brown, Kirk Benton, Bobby Ogden, Kevin Roberts, James Marrs. Honorary pallbearer will be Rodney Brown.

Notes:

  • Griffin – Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o James Cuie Marrs & Nola Irene (Freeze) Marrs

Emmett Lamar Hardy
Feb 10, 1876 - Feb 28, 1952

E. L. Hardy Rites Held At Wortham

Last rites for Emmitt L. Hardy, 76, were read by Rev. Mr. Davis in the Burleson Funeral Chapel in Wortham Friday. Burial was in the Board Tree cemetery in the Union High community in southwest Navarro county.

Hardy died Thursday following a short illness with pneumonia. He had resided in this community for 43 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bettie Hardy, Corsicana; two sons, Henry P. Hardy, Union High, and Edmon L. Hardy, Lubbock; three daughters, Mrs. Zuna Powell, Port Arthur; Mrs. Allie Cole, San Antonio and Mrs. Jewell Lane, Sweetwater; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Grubbs, Nacogdoches, and Mrs. Docia Dillard, Electra; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Frankie Lane, Roy Powell, Bill McGill, Clovis Lane, Bennie Dyer and Eugene Murray.

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Elizabeth Allie “Bettie” (Perteet) Hardy
Jul 16, 1882 - Jul 21, 1974

Mrs. Hardy

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Bettie A. Hardy, 92, resident of Dawson, who died Sunday in Sweetwater.

Survivors include two sons, H. P. Hardy of Wortham and E. L. Hardy of Lubbock; three daughters, Mrs. Allie Cole and Mrs. Jewell Lane, both of Sweetwater, and Mrs. L. E. Powell of Buna, Tex., nine grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Hardy

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Bettie A. Hardy, 92, resident of Dawson, who died Sunday in Sweetwater. Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated with burial following at Union High Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, three daughters, 11 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

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Edwin Clark
1873 - Aug 31, 1952

Union High Rites For Edwin Clark

Funeral services for Edwin Clark, 78, former Navarro county resident who died in Dallas Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Union High Church. Burial was in the Board Tree cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Max Austin.

Surviving are four sons, C. L. Clark, Dallas; Vernon Clark, Fairabough, Calif.; Randall E. Clark, Hereford, and Rufus Ray Clark, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ruthie Mae Braxton, Shamrock and Mrs. Mary Lou Simpson, McLean; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Henry Hardy, Johnny Massey, Ira Walker, Houston Wettington, Gene Cooper and Pede Lane.

Corley directed.

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Jesse Odle Burke
Jan 27, 1927 - May 17, 1952

Jessie O. Burke Fatally Injured In Auto Wreck

Jessie O. Burke, 24, was killed in an automobile accident Friday night at Raceland, La.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Sam Burke, Corsicana; five brothers, S. D. Burke, Chrivee, La.; J. M. Burke, Sundown; E. A. Burke, Andrews; E. P. Burke, Freeport, and N. E. Burke, Farmington, N. M.; four sisters, Mrs. M. E. Ray, Kilgore; Mrs. E. J. Mattercheck, South Dakota; Mrs. J. J. James, Kilgore; Mrs. H. D. Scruggs, Freeport; a nephew, C. H. Sprinkle, San Angelo and other relatives.

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Eva Fowler Burke is:



Eva Beulah (Fowler) Burke
Mar. 20, 1886 - Apr. 24, 1962

Mrs. Eva Burke Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Eva Burke, native of Tennessee and long-time Corsicana resident, died Tuesday in Mother Frances’ hospital at Tyler following an extended illness. She was 76.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist church with Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in
Post Oak Cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. M. E. Ray, Kilgore; Mrs. Beulah Arback, Webster, S. D.; Mrs. Judy James, Kilgore, and Mrs. Gloria Scruggs, Freeport; four sons, Sam Burke, Louisiana; E. A. Burke, Salem, Ark.; Phillip Burke, Clute City, Newton E. Burke, Corsicana; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

McCammon directs.

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Mrs. Eva Burke Rites Thursday

Final rites for Mrs. Eva Burke will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist church with Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in
Post Oak Cemetery.

A long-time Corsicana resident and native of Tennessee, Mrs. Burke, 76, died Tuesday in Mother Frances’ hospital at Tyler following an extended illness.

Surviving are four daughters. Mrs. M. E. Ray, Kilgore; Mrs. Beulah Arback, Webster, S. D.; Mrs. Judy James, Kilgore and Mrs. Gloria Scruggs, Freeport; four sons, Sam Burke, Louisiana; E. A. Burke, Salem, Ark.; Phillip Burke, Clute City, and Newton E. Burke, Corsicana; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Brackeen, Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. Julia Bridges, Deming, N. M., and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. D. Hamilton, John Seay, W. H. Brinkley, Edward Ward, Norman Smith and J. W. Dunlap.

McCammon directs.

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Samuel Zebulon “Zeb” Burke
Aug 16, 1876 - Jan 19, 1954

S. Z. Burke Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for S. Z. Burke, 77, Navarro County native, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in the
Post Oak Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Burke, a Midland resident for a number of years, died in a Lubbock hospital Tuesday following a stroke Sunday.

Born at Roane, Aug. 16, 1876, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. H. Burke, pioneer residents of Roane and Powell, Burke resided at Roane for many years. He was well-known in Political and other circles in Navarro county years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Midland; two sons, J. Afton and J. Harry Burke, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. G. Rodgers, Corsicana, and Mrs. Charles C. Carney, Tyler; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers, Harrison and J. O. Burke, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. Baker Brown, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Curry Butler, Mitchell Boyd, W. D. Lamb, O. M. Rector, L. R. Estes, Ben Sloan, A. W. Wareing, Paul Sloan, Allen Bryant, Clark E. Butler, Zack Banks, Bob Holloway and C. E. McWilliams.

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Claude Wendell Dowd
Jul 1, 1951 - Jul 2, 1951

Funeral Services For Infant Son

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning for Claude Wendell Dowd, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dowd, who died early Monday at the Navarro Clinic.

Rites were conducted from the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel by Claud Guild, Fort Worth Church of Christ minister. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents; a brother, J. D. Dowd, Jr. of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Dowd, Jr. of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Dowd and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Nutt, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Alfred Dowd
Oct 8, 1889 - Oct 6, 1964

JUSTICE COURT

Justice of the Peace Howe French returned a verdict of natural causes in the Tuesday death of Alfred Dowd, 74, who was found dead after starting a nap under a tree in the Winkler community. Dowd had gone to direct cattle operations and it was his custom to take a noon nap. Justice French explained. He reportedly died of a heart attack. Deputy Chambliss took French to the scene for the inquest.

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Hold Services For A. Dowd

Funeral services for A. Dowd, 74, of 407 North Thirty-Seventh street, who died Tuesday of a heart attack at his ranch at Winkler, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor, assisted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Mississippi, Dowd had been a business man here for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two sons, J. D. Dowd, Corsicana, and A. C. Dowd, Moorpark, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Bell Kreager, Compton, Calif.; a brother, Ed Dowd, Compton, Calif.; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leslie White, Ernest Cummins, Rufus Nutt, Ed Ellington, Eugene Harwell and Amos Harwell. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Business Men’s Bible Class of the First Baptist church.

Griffin directed.

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Cora Ann (Bush) Dowd
Apr 21, 1887 - May 12, 1972

Mrs. A. Dowd

Funeral services for Mrs. A. Dowd, 85, will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in Griffin Chapel.

She died Friday evening in Corsicana following an extended illness.

The Rev. Robert Potts of First Baptist Church will officiate, together with Howard White of College Hill Church of Christ.

Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include two sons, J. D. Dowd of Corsicana and A. C. Dowd of California; one daughter, Mrs. James T. Kreager of California; a sister, Mrs. B. L. Butler of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Amos Harwell, Eugene Harwell, C. H. Allen, C. F. Dominy, Earl Presley, and Duren Norris.

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Mrs. Dowd

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. A. Dowd, 85, who died Friday after an extended illness. The Rev. Robert Potts, pastor of First Baptist church and Howard White, Minister of College Hill Church of Christ, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, one daughter, one sister, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Mary Dell (Hurley) Evans
Sep 17, 1934 - Mar 29, 2017

Obituary for Mrs. Mary Dell Evans

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Dell Evans, 82, of Henderson, are pending with the funeral home. Mrs. Evans passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Henderson.

Notes:

  • Crawford A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson, Tx
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • w/o Robert Bruce Evans, Sr; d/o Robert Henry Hurley, Sr. & Mattie Dell (Hopwood) Hurley

Macie Jewell (Speed) Sherwood
Oct 7, 1898 - May 3, 1951

Former Resident Dies In Houston

Mrs. H. E. (Harry) Sherwood, 52, of Kilgore, died in the M. D. Anderson Foundation in Houston Thursday morning. Mrs. Sherwood was the former Miss Macie Jewel Speed of Corsicana, was born in Iowa Park, Oct. y, 1898, but resided most of her life in Corsicana until her marriage.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kilgore.

Funeral services will be held in Kilgore and a later services will be held here, but the time for the rites had not been made early Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband of Kilgore; a daughter, Miss Bobbie Gene Sherwood, junior in the University of Texas, Austin; father, C. D. Speed, Corsicana; two brothers, Carlton D. Speed, Houston; and L. A. Speed, McAllen; a sister, Mrs. F. P. Hodge, Electra, and other relatives.

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Former Resident Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. H. E. (Harry) Sherwood, 52, of Kilgore, who died in Houston Thursday morning, will be held Saturday.

One service will be held from the Kilgore Presbyterian church Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Shirley Guthrie in charge.

A second service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church will conduct the rites.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Sherwood, the former Miss Macie Jewel Speed of Corsicana, was born in Iowa Park, Oct. 7, 1898 but was reared in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband of Kilgore; a daughter, Miss Bobbie Gene Sherwood, junior in the University of Texas, Austin; father, C. D. Speed, Corsicana; two brothers, Carlton D. Speed, Houston; and L. A. Speed, McAllen; a sister, Mrs. F. P. Hodge, Electra, and other relatives.

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Rites Saturday For Mrs. Sherwood

Funeral services for Mrs. H. E. (Harry) Sherwood, 52, of Kilgore were held Saturday with burial in Oakwood cemetery here. She died Thursday morning in a Houston hospital.

Mrs. Sherwood, the former Macie Jewel Speed, was born in Iowa Park, but was reared in Corsicana. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Rev. Shirley Guthrie conducted the services held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the First Presbyterian church in Kilgore.

Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church here, will conduct the services Saturday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

Surviving are her husband of Kilgore; a daughter, Miss Bobbie Gene Sherwood, junior in University of Texas, Austin; father C. D. Speed, Corsicana; two brothers, Carlton D. Speed, Houston and L. A. Speed, McAllen; a sister, Mrs. F. P. Hodge, Electra, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for the Kilgore services were Charles Overly, C. F. Lowrey, Neil Stierwalt, W. H. Whittaker, Charles Cross, Sam Ross, Charles Krumcke.

Corsicana pallbearers will be Charles Byrd, Ed M. Polk, Jester Pittman, J. N. Edens, Jr., C. C. Weatherford, Charles W. Croft, T. R. Red and Wm. L. Holman

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Ada Lee (Eason) Gregory
Jun 20, 1881 - Aug 27, 1951

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Gregory

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Gregory, who died at her home, 1020 North Nineteenth street, early Monday, were held from the Corley Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue and Rev. W. M. Shamburger, Baptist ministers.

Surviving are two sons, Claborn and Odell Gregory, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Dodds, Corsicana, Mrs. Hattie Newman, San Antonio; four grandchildren, Donald Gregory, Sherman; W. T. and Alex Gregory, both of Corsicana, and Miss Doris Newman, San Antonio.

Pallbearers were Bill Bradford, Paul Dillard, Ben Heathcote, Jesse Richards, Brown Spurlock and Don Fangman.

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William Odell Gregory
Nov 18, 1901 - Jan 26, 1971

Gregory Rites Set Wednesday

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Odell Gregory, age69, who died Tuesday. A native of Powell, he was a life long resident of Corsicana and was employed by the city. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Opal Gregory of Corsicana; two sons, W. T. Gregory of Grand Prairie and Elic Gregory of Denton; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Mattie Dobbs Bailey of Corsicana.

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Opal (Keith) Gregory
Dec 27, 1913 - Jul 22, 1971

Gregory

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Gregory, widow of the late Odell Gregory, were Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Gregory died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by two sons, W. T. Gregory of Grand Prairie and Elic Gregory of Dallas; her mother, Mrs. John T. Keith of Jacksonville; four brothers, George Keith of San Antonio, Jessie Keith of Jacksonville, Harold Keith of Longview and Everett Keith of Highland Springs, Va.; two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Elmer Freeman, Buford Russell, Roy Moore, James Phelps, Ed Bell and Cortez Wright.

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Alonzo O. “Lonnie” Newman
Jun 27, 1881 - Dec 7, 1964

Hold Services L. O. Newman

Funeral services for Lonnie O. Newman, 86, San Antonio, who died Monday in Kerrville were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Native of Macon, Ga., he had resided in San Antonio for 13 years. He was a Spanish American War Veteran .

Surviving are three daughters, Doris Newman, San Antonio; Mrs. Verna Pearl Sullivan and Mrs. Myrtice Fain both of Houston; two grandchildren Betsy Newman and Sam Sullivan, both of Houston; four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, Howe French, Dez Green, Raymond Goldman, John Corley and W. H. Tipton..

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McCormick Dean Ellison
Jan 8, 1951 - Jan 10, 1951

Rites Wednesday For Infant Son

McCormick Dean Ellison, two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Dean Ellison, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m., from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellison and Mr. and Mrs. Max Enix, all of Green Forest, Ark.

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John Cane "Johnnie" Ellison
Sep 10, 1894 - Mar 26, 1965

John Ellison Rites Sunday

John C. Ellison, 70, Corsicana resident prior to moving to Tyler 15 years ago, died in Tyler Friday.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Tyler with graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery here Sunday at 4 p.m.

Surviving are two sons, Johnny and Milton Ellison, both of Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. Nell Barnes, Fort Worth; two brothers, R. C. Ellison, Houston and A. B. Ellison, San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Cona Wade, Tyler, and Mrs. Billy Massey, Scurry; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Griffin will handle local arrangements.

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Sunday Rites John Ellison

Graveside rites for John C. Ellison, 70, former Corsicana resident who died in Tyler Friday, were held at Oakwood cemetery, Sunday at 4 p.m. Earlier services were held in Tyler.

Surviving are two sons, Johnny and Milton Ellison, both of Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. Nell Barnes, Fort Worth; two brothers, R. C. Ellison, Houston and A. B. Ellison, San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Cona Wade, Tyler, and Mrs. Billy Massey, Scurry; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Griffin directed local arrangements.

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Ray Pitcock
Mar 14, 1904 - Oct 17, 1951

Former Resident Fatally Stricken

Local relatives were notified of the death Thursday of Ray Pitcock, 47, former Corsicana resident, of a heart attack in Carapito, Venezuela.

Petcock was employed for 17 years by the Standard Oil Co. in South America. He suffered a heart attack July 31.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

He is survived by his wife and son, Larry, who joined him in South America recently; a daughter, Nancy of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lewis Gable of Indian Creek, Texas; several half-brothers, and other relatives.

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Funeral Rites For Ray Pitcock Slated Thursday

Funeral services for Ray Pitcock, 47, who died in Carapito, Venezuela, S. A., with a heart attack last week, are scheculed at 4 p.m. Thursday from the First Baptist church here.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Petcock had been employed in South America for 17 years by the Standard Oil Company.

He suffered a heart attack July 31, and was joined by his wife and son, Larry recently.

Surviving are his wife, son, daughter, Nancy Pitcock, Corsicana High school student; a brother, M. C. Pitcock, El Paso; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Kelly, South Coffeyville, Okla.; Mrs. Arcie Zimmerman, Independence, Kan., and Mrs. Lewis Gable, Indian Creek, and other relatives.

The body arrived at Miami, Fla., by plane early Tuesday morning and will be sent to Dallas by train, arriving there early Thursday morning.

McCammon will direct.

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Rites Thursday For Ray Pitcock

Funeral services for Ray Pitcock, 47, were held from the First Baptist church at 4 p.m. Thursday. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor, assisted by Rev. Dean Hollingsworth, Venezuela missionary who is in California on a visit home.

Petcock, an employe of the Standard Oil Co. in South America the past 17 years, died of a heart attack last week in Carapito, Venezuela, S. A. He first was stricken July 31, and recently was joined by his wife and son, Larry from Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Larry; a daughter, Nancy Pitcock, Corsicana High School student; a brother, M. C. Pitcock, El Paso; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Kelly, South Coffeyville, Okla.; Mrs. Arcie Zimmermann, Independence, Kan., and Mrs. Lewis Gable, Indian Creek, Texas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, Harry Lee Gibson, Gainesville; George Pioll, Denton; Wil Sharpley, Robert H. Lee, Elmer Posey, Brownwood.

McCammon directed.

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Norman Elbert Carr
B&D Jan 6, 1951

Carr Infant Dies Early Wednesday

Norman Elbert Carr, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Carr of Houston, died at the Navarro clinic at an early hour Wednesday.

Funeral services were held at Oakwood cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the rites.

The family was en route from Houston to California to reside.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, David, Houston; and grandparents, Mrs. Mary F. Carr, Pampa; Raymond N. Carr, Chicago, and Mrs. Amelia Stark, Oklahoma City.

McCammon directed.

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William Edward Frey
Oct 14, 1877 - Mar 21, 1951

W. E. Frey Dies Here Wednesday

W. E. Frey, 73, died at the family residence, 618 East Second Avenue early Wednesday morning Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a brother, Dave Frey, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Lena Frey, Corsicana, and Mrs. Fred Graupner, Hutchins, and several nieces and nephews.

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Robert William “Speck” McGilvary
Jul 23, 1897 - Apr 4, 1964

R. W. McGilvary Services Held

Robert William McGilvary, 66, died at his home in Streetman Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the First Presbyterian church in Streetman Monday at 20 a.m. burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Johnny Johnson Methodist pastor of Richland.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; two daughters, Mrs. Alvis Smith, Pampa, and Mrs. Newell Smith, Stinnett; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother, J. H. McGilvary, Streetman; four sisters, Mrs. W. T. Meador, Mexia; Miss Mary Ella McGilvary, and Mrs. Wayne Milligan, both of Streetman, and Mrs. Clyde Ellis, Sweeney; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Angus Kent McGiilvary, Alf Milligan, Neil Clark, Sidney Steele, Joe Steele and Dan Ellis.

Griffin directed.

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William Thomas Meador
Oct 14, 1879 – Jun 21, 1964

W. T. Meador Of Wortham Dies

WORTHAM, June 22—(Spl)—Funeral services for W. T. Meador, 84, retired farmer-rancher and a former Freestone county commissioner, who died in the Wortham hospital Sunday, were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Central Presbyterian church here of which he was an elder.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T. I. Sandlin, pastor; Rev. Johnny Johnson, Richland Methodist pastor, and Rev. Verne Fuqua, pastor of the Wortham Methodist church.

Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

Native of Ree Navarro county, he had resided in this area 60 years and served six years as county commissioner.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Essie Meador, Wortham; two daughters, Mrs. Wilton W. LaRue, Houston, and Mrs. A. Neal Brown, Richland; a son, Lynn T. Meador, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Maud Riley and Mrs. Leonard Craig, both of Wortham; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Meador was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Walker Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 22, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Isabel Hope ”Izzie” (McGilvary) Meador married Dec. 18, 1901; s/o Benjamin Vines Meador buried in Hopewell cemetery & Annetta (Sheffield) Meador-McCarter buried in Wortham cemetery, Wortham, Tx.

Vanita Elizabeth (Williams) Meador
Apr 10, 1909 - Jan 4, 2007

Vanita E. Meador, 98, died early Monday afternoon at her home in Ennis.
Mrs. Meador was born in Coolidge, Texas on April 10, 1909 the daughter of David and Pearl Forrester Williams. She was raised in Coolidge and Prairie Hill where she graduated from High School. On December 26, 1928 she was married to Lynn Thomas Meador, they made their home in Houston and moved to Ennis in 1973.
Mrs. Meador was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ennis and the Ennis Garden Club. Mrs. Meador was very involved in her church and worked in many organizations within the church. She loved to play bridge, fish and hunt.
Mrs. Meador is survived by one daughter Lynn Moore of Ennis; two grand children Mark Moore of Dallas and Cullen Moore and his wife Trish of Houston; two great grand children Max and Masha Moore, and one brother Raymond Lott of Houston. Mrs. Meador is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Lynn Thomas Meador on July 2, 1980.
Graveside services will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday June 6th in the Birdston cemetery near Streetman , Texas with the Rev. Craig Krieger officiating, under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis, Texas.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church in Ennis, Texas.

Notes:

  • J.E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Lynn Thomas Meador; d/o David A. Williams & Pearl (Forrester) Williams-Lott buried in Prairie Hill cemetery, Prairie Hill, Limestone county, Tx.

Eliza Jane “Janie” (Davidson) McGilvary
May 11, 1859 - Oct 19, 1954

Mrs. McGilvary Dies Tuesday At Streetman Home

Mrs. A. T. (Janie) McGilvary, 95, died at her home in Streetman early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services are planned from the First Presbyterian church, Streetman, of which she was a charter member, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Hubert Keefer, pastor of the First Baptist church, Streetman and Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the Presbyterian churches in Streetman and Eureka.

The family had long been prominently identified with the church, civic and financial circles of Navarro and Freestone counties .

Mrs. McGilvary was born in Eureka, May 11, 1859, and was th last living member of the 1870 graduating class of the Due West Female College at Due West, South Carolina.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and was the first Worthy Matron of the Streetman chapter following its organization.

Surviving are two sons, Robert McGilvary, Big Spring, and John McGilvary, Streetman; six daughters, Mrs. W. T. Meador, Wortham; Mrs. Clyde Ellis, Sweeney; Mrs. Nash Clark, Dawson; Mrs. Wayne Milligan, Mrs. Jim Steele and Mrs. Mary Ella McGilvary, all of Streetman; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clark DuBose, Owen Lewis, Coy O’Neal, R. C. Dunham, Willie Bill Johnston and Worth Johnston.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 19, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Angus Tyson McGilvary married Nov. 16, 1880; d/o Robert Stuart Davidson & Mary Susanna (Robinson) Davidson

John Helm McGilvary
Jan 16, 1889 - Jun 26, 1975

J. H. McGilvary

Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for John H. McGilvary, 86, resident of Streetman, who died at Wortham Hospital Thursday morning.

Burial will be at Birdston cemetery in Streetman.

Survivors include a son, A. K. McGilvary of Streetman; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Knotts, Gatesville; two grandsons, John K. Knotts of Mathis and Hopson McGilvary of Bryan; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Milligan of Mexia and Mrs. Annette Ellis of Sweeney.

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J. H. McGilvary

Services were to be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Streetman Presbyterian Church for John H. McGilvary, 86, resident of Streetman, who died yesterday at the Wortham Hospital.

Rev. Eugene E. Wood will officiate, and burial will be at Birdston cemetery.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Temple in Winkler and an elder in the Presbyterian church.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, two grandsons, and two sisters.

Pallbearers include Coleman Sawyer, H. W. Milner, Wiley Stroud, Phil Whatley, James Whatley, Jimmy R. Young, Harold Massey and Louis Rawlings.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

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Mary Eleanor McGilvary
Nov 27, 1882 - Apr 20, 1975

Miss McGilvary

Services were to be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Church in Streetman for Miss Mary Ella McGilvary, resident of Streetman, who died Wednesday night at the Fairview Manor Nursing Home in Fairfield.

She was a school teacher for 30 years in the Streetman School System, charter member of the Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Eastern Star.

Rev. Walter Buchrle was to officiate with burial in the Birdston cemetery in Streetman. Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include two sisters, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Willie D. Pillons, Holland Gregory, Willie Craig, George Smith, Homer P. Bonner and Harris W. Milner.

Honorary pallbearers include Ernest Bonner, Sonny Baker, W. K. Watson, Tommy McClespy and Hubert Reynolds.

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Lura B. (Kent) McGilvary
Jul 5, 1894 - Nov 27, 1974

Mrs. Lura McGilvary

STREETMAN - Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian Church in Streetman for Mrs. Lura B. McGilvary, 80, Streetman, who died early Wednesday in the Wortham Hospital. The Rev. M. F. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Birdston Cemetery in Streetman. Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home of Corsicana.

A longtime Streetman resident, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Kinsloe House in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, John McGilvary of Streetman; a son and daughter-in-law, A. K. and Jimmye McGilvary of Streetman; a daughter, and son-in-law, Louise and Homer Knotts of Gatesville; two grandsons, J. K. Knotts of Mathis and Hopson McGilvary of College Station; and two sisters, Mrs. Lois Wills and Mrs. Ozell Davidson, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will include Jimmy Ross Young, Homer Paul Bonner, James Whitley, H. W. Milner, Coleman Sawyer, Wiley Stroud, Everett Whitley and Louis Rawlings.

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Dennis M. “Tippie” Bass
Feb 11, 1917 - Dec 6, 1974

Dennis Bass

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Dennis (Tippie) Bass, 57, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Wesley A. Howard and Rev. Roy Davis will officiate and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Roane, lived in Corsicana most of his life, was a partner and owner of the Central Texas Box Inc., and a member of the Central Methodist church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth Bass of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mike Brashear of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Holly Denise Brashear of Corsicana; two brothers, Perry Bass and Ray Bass both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. W. R. Mulsow of Corsicana, Mrs. Wilburn Davis of Houston, and Mrs. Sam Fuller of Waco; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Fritz Kloecker, Orville Locklar, H. C. Farmer, Charles Byrd, Jack Flynn, Joe Nelson, David Wilson and Joe Hashop.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Dec 8, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruth Juanita (Berrier) Bass; s/o Willis Judson Bass & Minnie Ruth (McBroom) Bass

Fredrick Earl "Fred" Nelson
Nov 25, 1934 - May 10, 2020
 
Fredrick Earl Nelson, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away May 10, 2020 in Plano, Texas at the age of 85. He was born November 25, 1934, in Corsicana, Texas to parents, George Thomas Nelson and Lorene Lincoln Nelson.

He attended schools in Dallas, Texas graduating from Sunset High School in 1953 where he played baseball and football and was a member of the 1950 State Championship Football team. He attended Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, Texas where he also played football.

He served in the United States Marine Corps in California and South Korea and was a member of the San Diego Marine football team. Following his discharge, he returned to Dallas and entered the casualty insurance field working in Texas, North Carolina, Arizona, California and Oregon.

After retirement, he settled in Chatfield, Texas spending his time with family, hobbies such as woodworking and gardening and with lifelong friends from school and work. He loved his Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.

He is survived by his wife and childhood sweetheart of 71 years Martha Wilson Nelson; daughters, Glynn Tracye Nelson Holt (Mike), Kathy Lynn Nelson Lozinto and Meredith Anne Nelson Black (Lynn); grandchildren, Collin Grayson, Kimberly Harrison, Emily Moss, Clarke Kincaid, Leslie Wiles, Natalie Lozinto and Garrett Black; great-grandchildren, Sam Bilger, Breanna Bilger, Ansley Grayson, Braxton Wiles, Camelia Goodman, Camryn Grayson, Brantley Moss, Rhett Wiles and Scarlett Surovik. He leaves numerous beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceeded in death by his daughter, Kelly Nelson Gordon; parents, George Thomas Nelson and Lorene Lincoln Nelson, sister, Tommye Lorene Hicks and brother, Glenn Travis Nelson.

Due to the Coronavirus, a private family graveside service was held at Prairie Point Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Ronald T. Nelson
  • h/o Martha (Wilson) Nelson; s/o George Thomas Nelson & Lorene Alice (Lincoln) Nelson
  • Our family can trace our Navarro County roots to before 1840. Fred, along with his grandparents, parents, and siblings are buried at Prairie Point Cemetery.  ... Ronald T. Nelson

Danny Charles Wren
Feb 23, 1957 - May 14, 2020
 
Danny Charles Wren passed away on May 14, 2020, at the age of 63. Born on February 23, 1957 in Corsicana, Texas to George and Billie Wren. Danny worked for Guardian Glass for over 20 years, prior to that he was a truck driver, known as "Speed Racer". He loved the outdoors, working on cars, but most of all he loved fishing all over Texas. Known for his raspy voice he never met a stranger.

Danny is preceded in death by his parents and survived by his son, Daniel Wren; daughter, Alisha Wren; brother, Jimmy Wren and wife LuAnn; sister, Patricia Wren Foster; and the mother of his children, JoAnn Wren. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

There are no public services scheduled at this time.

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Edwin Colb Lawhon
Jan 20, 1873 - Nov 14, 1952

E. C. Lawhon Dies Friday Morning

E. C. Lawhon, 79, long-time Navarro county resident, retired dry goods salesman, died in the Navarro clinic Friday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. L. Johnston, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are a brother, J. D. Lawhon, Corsicana; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. Travis, Joe Isom, B. H. Scrimshire, Odell Cox, W. H. Matthews, Russell Gober, I. T. Kent and Jack Hagler.

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Saturday Rites For E. O. Lawhon

Funeral services for E. C. Lawhon, 79, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday morning, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. G. L. Johnston, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are a brother, J. D. Lawhon, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. Travis, Joe Isom, B. H. Scrimshire, Odell Cox, W. H. Matthews, Russell Gober, I. T. Kent and Jack Hagler.

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John David Lawhon
Feb 14, 1883 - Jun 21, 1959

John Lawhon Dies Sunday Of Heart Attack

J. D. (John) Lawhon, 76, retired carpenter, suffered a heart attack at the family home on the Skeet Club road in north Corsicana late Sunday afternoon and was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial hospital.

The family is reported to have observed Father’s Day with a reunion and members of the family were sitting on the porch when he became ill.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

A native of Texas, Lawhon had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, J. R. Lawhon, Fort Worth; J. E. Lawhon, Corsicana, and Tommy Lawhon, Garland; four daughters, Mrs. Ed Turner, Mansfield; Mrs. W. H. Matthews, Temple; Mrs. V. H. Scrimshire and Mrs. H. O. Cox, both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 22, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ina Etoil (Prather) Lawhon married Nov 22, 1903; s/o James Richard Lawhon & Martha Elizabeth (Kelly) Lawhon

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John Lawhon Services Held

Funeral rites for J. D. (John) Lawhon, 76, who died of a heart attack late Sunday afternoon, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

A native of Texas, Lawhon, a retired carpenter, had been a Corsicana resident for many years. He resided on the Skeet Club road in northwest Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, J. R. Lawhon, Fort Worth; J. E. Lawhon, Corsicana, and Tommy Lawhon, Garland; four daughters, Mrs. Ed Turner, Mansfield; Mrs. W. H. Matthews, Temple; Mrs. V. H. Scrimshire and Mrs. H. O. Cox, both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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John Edwin “JE” Lawhon
Jan 16, 1921 - Sep 25, 1961

J. E. Lawhon Rites Slated For Wednesday

J. E. Lawhon, 40, employe of Texas Power and Light Company, former Corsicana high athlete and interested in Little League and other boys work, died in Memorial hospital Monday night following a several weeks illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church, of which he was an active member, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor.

A native of Midlothian, Lawhon had spent most of his life in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Stan Lawhon, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Virgil Scrimshire and Mrs. H. O. Cox, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ed. Turner, Mansfield, and Mrs. Etoil Matthews, Temple; two brothers, J. R. Lawhon, Fort Worth, and Tommie Lawhon, Garland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be S. J. Beebe, Bill Tuner, Johnny Chirafis, Roy Stewart, Emmett Gonzales, Allen Edens, Jr.; A. B. Dickey and Charlie Smith.

Corley will direct.

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Hold Services J. E. Lawhon

Rites for J. E. Lawhon, 40, manager and leader in Little League circles, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday night, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian church, of which he was a member.

The services were conducted by Rev, Cox, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Midlothian, Lawhon resided in Corsicana most of his life. He was well-known athlete during his high school years at Corsicana High. He was an employe of the Texas Power and Light Company.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Stan Lawhon, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Virgil Scrimshire and Mrs. H. O. Cox, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ed. Turner, Mansfield, and Mrs. Etoil Matthews, Temple; two brothers, J. R. Lawhon, Fort Worth, and Tommie Lawhon, Garland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. J. Beebe, Bill Tuner, Johnny Chirafis, Roy Stewart, Emmett Gonzales, Allen Edens, Jr.; A. B. Dickey and Charlie Smith.

Corley directed.

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Henry John Braun
Sep 28, 1890 - Sep 23, 1951

Retired Merchant Expires Sunday

H. J. Braun, 61, retired merchant, died of a heart attack at 8 a.m. Sunday at the family home, 2215, Park Row.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday from the McCammon chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Braun was engaged in the grocery business here for a number of years prior to his retirement a few years ago.

His wife survives.

Pallbearers were W. M. Hurley, Joe Beauchamp, Scott Lowrey, Hugh Cummins, Allen E. Bryant and B. C. Nesmith.

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Pearl Betty (Mathews) Braun
Sep 28, 1889 - Oct 3, 1965

Mrs. Braun Dies Sunday Morning

Mrs. Pearl (Betty) Brawn, 208 North Thirteenth street, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Memorial hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor, assisted by Rev. Leon Baze, assistant pastor.

Surviving are a brother, Joe Bailey Matthews, Memphis; three sisters, Inez Garrett, Vernon; Mrs. L. C. Denny, Iowa Park, and Mrs. Erwin Cameron, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hubert Redden, C. M. Gillespie, Allan Bryant, Hal C. Johnson, S. L. Dublin, Leo Blasingame, Dr. Leslie E. Kelton, Jr.; Art Martin, T. L. Carlisle and M. C. Dickson.

Griffin directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 4, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Henry John Braun; d/o Joseph Brown “Joe” Mathews & Louisa Ruth (Melugin) Mathews (some sources spell it Matthews)

Dave M. Frey
Sep 13, 1884 - Aug 27, 1963

Dave Frey Dies Here Tuesday

Dave Frey, 78, retired farmer, native of Mexia, died Tuesday at his residence, 614 North Third street.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. P. Allen, Baptist minister.

A nephew, Renick R. Frey, Corsicana, survives.

Judge G. C. Bowden conducted an inquest Tuesday when Dave Frey, 78 was found dead in his home. He returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes.” Neighbors found his body in bed when they went to the home to seek about him as they knew he was ill.

Corley directed.

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Amanda (Murphy) Miller
Nov 22, 1867 - May 6, 1951

Mrs. T. A. Miller Dies Sunday In Local Hospital

Mrs. T. A. Miller, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon following an extended illness. She was 84.

The widow of the late Dr. T. A. Miller, she was for many years active in local church, educational and civic circles. She served several years on the Corsicana board of education and library board. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Milton Sowell of Dallas, life-long friend.

Formerly Miss Amanda Murphy, the deceased was born in Crandall on November 22, 1868, and came to Corsicana in 1890 as the bride of Dr. T. A. Miller, who died in 1931.

Surviving are five sons, Dr. Tate Miller of Dallas; Dr. Dubart Miller, Dr. Will Miller and Paul Miller, all of Corsicana; Hugh Miller of Huntington Park., Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Hawkins Scarborough, Corsicana, and Mrs. Walter Love, Crandall; a brother, W. B. Murphy of Crandall; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and an uncle, Henderson Murphy of Brownwood.

The family requests no floral gifts.

McCammon directs.

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Claude Isreal Rogers
Nov 29, 1875 - Jul 27, 1951

Retired Railroad Man Dies Friday

C. I. Rogers, 74, retired Cotton Belt System car inspector, died at the family home, 1417 West Tenth avenue early Friday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Graveside rites will be conducted by Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Rogers had been a member of the IOOF and the Fireman Brotherhood for many years.

Native of Mississippi, he moved to Corsicana two years ago from Commerce.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Robinson, Corsicana, whose husband was buried here Wednesday; two granddaughters, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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C. I. Rogers Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for C. I. Rogers, 74, who died at the family home, 1417 West Tenth avenue early Friday, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Graveside services were conducted by Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Rogers came to Corsicana from Commerce. He was a car inspector for the Cotton Belt System for more than 30 years.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Robinson, both of Corsicana; two granddaughters, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sam Gordon, John C. Hughes, Joe Rehders, W. S. Bingham, B. F. Allen and W. A. McPherson.

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Virginia Aileen (Knight) Schulte
Jan 8, 1921 - Feb 10, 1951

Virginia Schulte Funeral Services Here On Tuesday

Virginia Knight Schulte, 30, died suddenly Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque, N. M.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor, assisted by Dr. John V. Berglund, assistant dean, Southwestern University, Georgetown.

Born Jan. 8, 1921, at Cooper, Texas Mrs. Shulte graduated as valedictorian of the 1937 class at Crockett High school and graduated with honors from TSCW, Denton, in 1941, with a double Bachelor’s degree. She taught one year in Conroe school system.

Mrs. Schulte was married to Capt. George A. Schulte, July 1, 1942, in the chapel at Ellington Field, Houston.

Surviving are her husband, who is with the legal department of Kirtland Field, U. S. Air Force, Albuquerque, N. M.; a daughter, Karen Virginia Schulte, Albuquerque; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Knight, Corsicana, and two brothers, Dr. Richard G. Knight, Decatur, and Ralph W. Knight, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be W. F. Echardt, W. H. Walker, Sam B. Werner, John F. Adams, Louis Wolens, F. H. Harvey, Festus A. Pierce, O. L. Albritton and T. L. Carlisle.

Corley will direct.

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Virginia Schulte Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Knight Schulte, 30, who died at Albuquerque, N. M>, Saturday were held from the First Methodist church here Tuesday. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the church, assisted by Dr. John V. Berglund, assistant dean of Southwestern University, Georgetown.

Mrs. Schulte was a graduate of Crockett High school and TSCW. She taught in Conroe one year prior to her marriage in 1942.

Surviving are her husband, Capt. George A. Schulte, legal department, U. S. Air Force, Kirtland Field, Albuquerque; a six-year old daughter, Karen Virginia Schulte, Albuquerque; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Knight, Corsicana, and two brothers, Dr. Richard G. Knight, Decatur, and Ralph W. Knight, Dallas.

Pallbearers were W. F. Echkardt, W. H. Walker, Sam B. Werner, John F. Adams, Louis Wolens, F. H. Harvey, Festus A. Pierce, O. L. Albritton, T. L. Carlisle and N. Suttle Roberts.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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