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Paul Davidson Dilliard
Dec 15, 1903 - Dec 21, 1951

Paul D. Dillard Expires Friday Of Heart Attack

Paul D. Dilliard, 48, well-known merchant, died with a heart attack Friday morning at the family home, 907 South Beaton street.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Hild a Jones, both of Corsicana; a brother, Walter T. Dilliard, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl McGlon, Corsicana, and Mrs. Alice Eubanks, San Angelo.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Friday afternoon.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 21, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • h/o Bettie Lee (Calloway) Dilliard married Jun 4, 1927; s/o Walter C. Dilliard & Mary F. (Lawrence) Dilliard (death certificate says son of Dora McCarver but all else say Mary)
     

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Paul Dillard

Funeral services for Paul D. Dilliard, 48, well-known grocer, who died with a heart attack Friday, will be held from the Missionary Baptist church at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Dilliard died at the family residence, 907 South Beaton street.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Hilda Jones, both of Corsicana; a brother, Walter T. Dilliard, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl McGlon, Corsicana, and Mrs. Alice Eubanks, San Angelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will C. R. Matthews, C. T. Clay, C. C. Boyte, A. M. Potts, E. J. Smith and C. A. Pollock.

Corley will direct.

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Services Sunday For P. D. Dillard

Funeral services for Paul D. Dilliard, 48, who died at his home Friday morning with a heart attack were held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Missionary Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Hilda Jones, both of Corsicana; a brother, Walter T. Dilliard, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl McGlon, Corsicana, and Mrs. Alice Eubanks, San Angelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. R. Matthews, C. T. Clay, C. C. Boyte, A. M. Pots, E. J. Smith and C. A. Pollock.

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Mildred Fern (Staley) Beckham
May 12, 1921 - Aug 12, 1951

MOTHER AND CHILD KILLED IN AUTO CRASH; SIX OTHERS HURT

Mrs. Charles K. Beckham, 30, and her son, David Beckham, six months, of 107 Max Ave., were fatally injured and six others were hurt in a head-on collision of two automobiles two miles north of Alma, Ellis county, shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday.

The mishap occurred on Highway 75 and ambulances from Corsicana and Ennis answered the call as well as highway patrolmen and other officers.

Beckham, 32, husband and father of the victims, driver of one of the automobiles involved, told from his bed in the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon incidents leading to the crash.

He said he was driving north about 50 miles per hour and the other automobile was traveling south. Apparently, Beckham said, the driver of the other car, Jess Woodruff, Dallas, saw he was in a close place due to approaching traffic, and applied his brakes, causing the automobile to swerve across the road and the two cars collided.

“I knew my wife couldn’t live,” Beckham, a Southern Pacific Lines clerk, said, “when I saw her after the crash.”

Beckham suffered a broken right leg, severely cut knee-cap, head and other injuries. He was reported fair Monday morning.

His son, Johnnie, 11, suffered head injuries and was doing all right Monday morning at the Navarro Clinic, Sandra, 9, was dismissed after treatment and observation Sunday and Becky, 3, received first aid.

Mrs. Jess Woodruff, about 50, Dallas, is in the Navarro Clinic suffering right leg and head injuries. her husband is in the Ennis Municipal Hospital. Both were regarded as critically hurt. Mrs. Woodruff was reported to have had “a poor night.”

Funeral services for Mrs. Beckham and her son were held at 3 p.m. Monday from the North Side Baptist church of which she was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. They were buried in the same casket.

Surviving Mrs. Beckham are her husband, son, two daughters, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Staley, Fort Worth; and a brother, Noel Staley of Denton.

Pallbearers were George Owen, E. A. Cook, T. S. Patrick, O. L. Watkins, Gilbert Stubbs and Vernon Flanagan.

Griffin directed.

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David Kemp Beckham
Feb 12, 1951 - Aug 12, 1951

MOTHER AND CHILD KILLED IN AUTO CRASH; SIX OTHERS HURT

Mrs. Charles K. Beckham, 30, and her son, David Beckham, six months, of 107 Max Ave., were fatally injured and six others were hurt in a head-on collision of two automobiles two miles north of Alma, Ellis county, shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday.

The mishap occurred on Highway 75 and ambulances from Corsicana and Ennis answered the call as well as highway patrolmen and other officers.

Beckham, 32, husband and father of the victims, driver of one of the automobiles involved, told from his bed in the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon incidents leading to the crash.

He said he was driving north about 50 miles per hour and the other automobile was traveling south. Apparently, Beckham said, the driver of the other car, Jess Woodruff, Dallas, saw he was in a close place due to approaching traffic, and applied his brakes, causing the automobile to swerve across the road and the two cars collided.

“I knew my wife couldn’t live,” Beckham, a Southern Pacific Lines clerk, said, “when I saw her after the crash.”

Beckham suffered a broken right leg, severely cut knee-cap, head and other injuries. He was reported fair Monday morning.

His son, Johnnie, 11, suffered head injuries and was doing all right Monday morning at the Navarro Clinic, Sandra, 9, was dismissed after treatment and observation Sunday and Becky, 3, received first aid.

Mrs. Jess Woodruff, about 50, Dallas, is in the Navarro Clinic suffering right leg and head injuries. her husband is in the Ennis Municipal Hospital. Both were regarded as critically hurt. Mrs. Woodruff was reported to have had “a poor night.”

Funeral services for Mrs. Beckham and her son were held at 3 p.m. Monday from the North Side Baptist church of which she was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. They were buried in the same casket.

Surviving Mrs. Beckham are her husband, son, two daughters, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Staley, Fort Worth; and a brother, Noel Staley of Denton.

Pallbearers were George Owen, E. A. Cook, T. S. Patrick, O. L. Watkins, Gilbert Stubbs and Vernon Flanagan.

Griffin directed.

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Audean (Croan) Beckham
Aug 8, 1926 - Jan 22, 2015
 
Audean Beckham has gone home to be with the Lord. Because she was a devout Christian, she had no fear of death. She was born in Fairland, Oklahoma in 1926. During WWII she completed RN training at Methodist Hospital, and she loved nursing and caring for others. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Ernest Beckham. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her life leaves a legacy of kindness, intelligence, laughter, and love. She is survived by her son, Ernest Beckham, two grandsons and wives, Michael (and Heather) and Matthew (and Anna) and 2 great grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • w/o Ernest Newton Beckham; d/o Ephraim Staman Croan & Edythe Fay (Armstrong) Croan

Ernest McClain Beckham
Jun 17, 1889 - Sep 27, 1963

E. M. Beckham Is Found Dead, Rites Monday

E. M. Beckham, 74, retired projectionist at Palace Theatre, was found dead at his residence, 1319 West Ninth Avenue, Saturday morning.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, Precinct 1, returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” following an investigation. City Police answered the call.

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

Native of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Beckham had been a projectionist with the picture show firm for the past 39 years.

Surviving are a son, Ernest Beckham, and a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Smith, both of Dallas; three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Geneva Callin and a brother, H. W. Beckham, both of Waxahachie, and other relatives.

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William G. “Fifth” Clarkson, Jr.
Sep 3, 1887 - Nov 3, 1951

Wm. Clarkson, Jr. Services Sunday

Funeral services for William Clarkson, Jr., 64, who died of a heart attack in the Methodist Hospital, Houston Saturday morning, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday from St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Born in Corsicana, Sept. 8, 1887, he graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1910.

After working with railroad and other construction, he became chief engineer of the Oil City Iron Works here and began an association that later saw him advance to the presidency.

He was married to Miss Essie Grant at Palestine, in June 1915.

Clarkson had been president of the Oil City Iron Works for many years, heading the institution his father, the late William Clarkson, Sr., had directed prior to his retirement.

He left Corsicana Monday for Palestine and continued to Houston Tuesday where he became ill Wednesday.

His unexpected death came as shock to his associates, family and friends.

Mrs. Clarkson joined her husband in Houston Tuesday and their children were summoned Friday when his condition became worse.

Surviving are his wife, a son William Clarkson, III; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas M. Spikes; three grandchildren, all of Corsicana; a brother, Wiley G. Clarkson, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Felix Evans, Dallas; Mrs. Stuart Wood, Kansas City; and Mrs. Bert Nicol, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Herman L. Roberts, Charles T. Wilson, R. E. Browning, Sr.; E. E. Newton, V. E. Wright and G. J. Donnelly.

McCammon directed.

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Arthur Paget Marr
Jul 19, 1909 - Nov 6, 1951

Double Services For Marrs Held

Double funeral services for Mrs. H. F. Marr, 79, and her son, Paget Marr, 42, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday, were held from the First Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Marr was long prominent in church and civic circles of Corsicana and her son was an executive of the Marr Printing Company until ill health forced his retirement several months ago. He had been a patient in a Colorado Springs, Colo., hospital for some time, but had returned home due to the critical illness of his mother. He died within a short time after being taken seriously ill Tuesday. Mrs. Marr had been ill several weeks.

Surviving Mrs. Marr are her husband, H. F. Marr, Corsicana; two sons, Jamie Marr, Corsicana and Donald Marr, Washington D. C.; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnedette Williamson, Iraan, and Mrs. J. L. Watkins, Colorado City; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The son is survived by his wife and three children, Julia Ann, Susie and David Marr, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Marr were Terry McCary, Travis Fullwood, L. F. Flynn, Louis Levy, Jay Silverberg, Lowry Martin, Stuart Beebe and Wilmot Townsend.

Mr. Marr’s pallbearers were Kenneth McAfee, Ebb Williams, Curtis Curry, Clifton Miller, Dr. James Curington, J. C. (Rusty) Gston, Leland Morton and Wade Blackford.

Corley and McCammon Funeral Homes directed.

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Mary Eva (Atkins) Marr
Mar 10, 1872 - Nov 6, 1951

Double Services For Marrs Held

Double funeral services for Mrs. H. F. Marr, 79, and her son, Paget Marr, 42, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday, were held from the First Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Marr was long prominent in church and civic circles of Corsicana and her son was an executive of the Marr Printing Company until ill health forced his retirement several months ago. He had been a patient in a Colorado Springs, Colo., hospital for some time, but had returned home due to the critical illness of his mother. He died within a short time after being taken seriously ill Tuesday. Mrs. Marr had been ill several weeks.

Surviving Mrs. Marr are her husband, H. F. Marr, Corsicana; two sons, Jamie Marr, Corsicana and Donald Marr, Washington D. C.; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnedette Williamson, Iraan, and Mrs. J. L. Watkins, Colorado City; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The son is survived by his wife and three children, Julia Ann, Susie and David Marr, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Marr were Terry McCary, Travis Fullwood, L. F. Flynn, Louis Levy, Jay Silverberg, Lowry Martin, Stuart Beebe and Wilmot Townsend.

Mr. Marr’s pallbearers were Kenneth McAfee, Ebb Williams, Curtis Curry, Clifton Miller, Dr. James Curington, J. C. (Rusty) Gston, Leland Morton and Wade Blackford.

Corley and McCammon Funeral Homes directed.

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Eliah Hugh Moore
Mar 31, 1880 - Aug 29, 1951

E. H. Moore Dies Early Wednesday

E. H. Moore, 71, barber, 1112 Hackberry, died at the Navarro Clinic early Wednesday. he was a native Texan and had resided in Corsicana 42 years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, five daughters, Mrs. W. B. Boyd, Mrs. J. L. McEarchern and Mrs. L. C. Jones, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Loretta Brennan and Mrs. J. C. Harkrider, both of Houston; and three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Miller, Joe Lee Burke, A. Y. Kilcrease, W. J. Percival, Fred Jones and Bill Jones.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Andrews
B&D Jul 16, 1951

Rites For Infant Slated Tuesday

Funeral services for an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Andrews, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made.

Surviving are the parents and a sister.

McCammon will direct.

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Joseph Benjamin “Joe” Campbell
Jan 4, 1889 - Mar 13, 1951

Joe Campbell Rites Thursday

Funeral services for J. B. (Joe) Campbell, aged 62 years, 900 South Nineteenth street, who died in the Southern Pacific Lines Hospital in Houston Tuesday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Drane, Campbell had been bridge foreman for the Southern Pacific Lines for years.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; two sons, Jim Campbell, Victoria, and Billy Campbell, North Carolina; a daughter, Mrs. Gwen Highnote, Corsicana; a grandson, Charles Campbell, North Carolina; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie French, Purdon, and Mrs. Bird McDowell, Oldton, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Edward Bruce, Pete McClintock, Dave Tucker, Hal French, Dick Hadley and Lloyd Hadley.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 15, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Gertrude (Crowe) Campbell; s/o Joseph Patterson Campbell & Louise Lutita (Willis) Campbell buried in Campbell – Elrod cemetery

Joe Bernice Pollock
Apr 19, 1932 - Apr 3, 1951

Soldier’s Rites Are Held Friday

Funeral services for Pfc. Joe Bernice Pollock, 18, U. S. Army, were to be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, assisted by Rev. John White Elliott.

A military service by the Texas National Guard and American Legion will be held at the grave.

Pfc. Pollock died in the Panama Canal Zone, April 3, from injuries sustained when a jeep overturned with him and plunged over an embankment.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pollock; a brother, Robert Pollock, Jr., and two sisters, Misses Linda Joyce and Barbara Pollock, all of Corsicana.

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Mary (Harris) Rittersbacher
Sep 28, 1902 - Nov 11, 1951

Funeral services Held Monday For Mrs. Rittersbacher

Mrs. Edgar Rittersbacher, 49, life-long resident of Navarro county died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 4 p.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two brothers, R. W. Harris, Brandon, Miss., and Kyle Harris, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. T. S. Rea, San Antonio, and Mrs. A. S. Fulton, Corsicana, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus D. Shell, Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr., O. M. Rector, S. L. Dublin, Earl Ellis, J. N. Edens, Jr.; R. R. Cocke, Sr.; Lee Fagg, George Weinschel and J. Harry Burke.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Beulah Minnie Ola (Stone) Mayo
Apr 23, 1884 - Feb 26, 1951

Mrs. B. G. Mayo Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. B. G. Mayo, 66, who died at the family home in the Roane community early Monday were held from the Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John C. Jackson, pastor of the Roane Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church in Corsicana. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Roane; a daughter, Mrs. Buford Herring, Rice; a son, W. B. Mayo, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Callie Tindall, Los Angeles; a brother, E. C. Stone, Dallas; and three grandchildren, Jackie Herring, Rice; David and Martha Sue Mayo, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were U. R. Holley, Roy Mayo, Willard Mayo, Hardy Mayo, A. J. May, Jim Frazier, A. B. Holloway, P. M. Bobo, D. D. Wylie and John Mayo.

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Barbara Bunch
B&D Apr 10, 1951

Infants’ Rites Are Held Tuesday

Funeral services for infant twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. David Bunch were held at
Oakwood cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

The infants died at the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday morning.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bunch, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woodward, Angleton.

Corley directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr 10, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Henry David Bunch & Patty Marie (Woodward) Bunch (twin to Betty) (monument says Apr. 11 but obit and death certificate say Apr. 10)

Betty Bunch
B&D Apr 10, 1951

Infants’ Rites Are Held Tuesday

Funeral services for infant twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. David Bunch were held at
Oakwood cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

The infants died at the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday morning.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bunch, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woodward, Angleton.

Corley directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr 10, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Henry David Bunch & Patty Marie (Woodward) Bunch (twin to Barbara) (monument says Apr. 11 but obit & death certificate say Apr. 10)

Alton Ward Gilbert
Jun 17, 1923 - Apr 15, 1951

Streetman

STREETMAN, April 19—(Spl.)--Our community was saddened early Sunday morning by the sudden death of Ward Gilbert. Born and reared in this community, he was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Cade cemetery.

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Charnic Dean Gilbert
Oct 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1964

C. D. Gilbert Services Held

Final rites for C. D. Gilbert, 81, retired Streetman farmer, who died in the Wortham hospital Monday night, were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman.

The Services were conducted by Rev. I. W. Thornton of Fairfield and Rev. Clarence Yates of Streetman. Both are Baptist ministers.

Gilbert was a member of the Primitive Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; a son, Clifton Gilbert, Sherman; two daughters, Mrs. Guynn Williams, Sherman and Mrs. George Grogan, Dallas; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, Ezra Gilbert, Fairfield; a sister, Mrs. Carl Frazier, Streetman, and other relatives

Pallbearers were Pat Cooper, Grady Frazier, Gilbert Frazier, Chester Ward, Hilary Dean Carroll, C. V. Carroll, Gordon Carroll and Tracy Gilbert, all nephews.

Griffin directed.

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Elvie Imogene (Ward) Gilbert
Mar 11, 1886 - Oct 22, 1969

Mrs. Gilbert Rites Friday

Mrs. Elvie Imogene Gilbert, 81, died Wednesday in Sherman where she lived.

The body was brought to Griffin Funeral Home Thursday to lie in state until funeral services Friday in Streetman.

Funeral rites will be held at the Streetman Baptist Church Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. I. W. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in the Cade cemetery.

She is survived by one son, Clifton Gilbert, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Elvie Dean Williams, Sherman, and Mrs. George Grogan, Forney; three sisters, Mrs. G. A. Morris and Mrs. Cassie Lee Abington, both of Alpine, and Mrs. Nell Green, Odessa; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Gilbert Rites

Funeral services were held Friday at 10 a.m. in Streetman at the Baptist Church for Mrs. Elvie Imogene Gilbert, 81, Sherman, who died there Wednesday. the Rev. I. W. Thornton officiated. Burial was in the Cade cemetery.

Surviving are a son, two daughter, two daughters, three sisters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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John Sebastian Gilbert
Nov 16, 1915 - Feb 11, 1956

Wednesday Rites For J. S. Gilbert

Funeral services for John Sebastin Gilbert, 40, who died in Compton, Calif., Saturday, will be held from the First Baptist Church in Streetman Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Cade Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Leonard Lee, Baptist minister of Streetman and Rev. Thornton of Fairfield.

Gilbert was an employe of General Motors.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Mae Gilbert, a daughter, Dianne Felice Gilbert and two sons, John Allen and Chad Arlen Gilbert, all of Compton, Calif.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Gilbert, Streetman, two brothers, S. J. Gilbert, Baton Rouge, La., and C. C. Gilbert, Sherman; two sisters, Mrs. Elvie Dean Williams, Sherman, and Mrs. Annette Grogan, Dallas; a niece, three nephews, one grandnephew and other relatives.

Griffin will direct.

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Streetman Rites For J. S. Gilbert

Funeral services for John Sebastion Gilbert, 40, who died Saturday in Compton, Calif., were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist Church in Streetman. Burial was in the Cade Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Leonard Lee, Baptist minister of Streetman, and Rev. T. W. Thornton of Fairfield.

Gilbert was an employe of the General Motors Corporation.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Mae Gilbert, a daughter, Dianne Felice Gilbert and two sons, John Allen and Chad Arlen Gilbert, all of Compton, Calif.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Gilbert, Streetman, two brothers, S. J. Gilbert, Baton Rouge, La., and C. C. Gilbert, Sherman; two sisters, Mrs. Elvie Dean Williams, Sherman, and Mrs. Annette Grogan, Dallas; a niece, three nephews, and a grandnephew.

Pallbearers were H. D. Carroll, C. V. Carroll, Gordon Carroll, J. L. Cooper, Chester Ward, Billy Jack Williams.

Griffin directed.

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Louisa (Aycock) Gilbert
Dec 7, 1846 - Jul 21, 1915

VENERABLE LADY DEAD

Passes Away at Home Near Streetman Last Night.

Mrs. L. J. Gilbert, aged 68 years, mother of Mrs. Alf Milligan of Corsicana, died at her home near Streetman last night and the remains will be interred in the Old Cade Cemetery tomorrow morning.

Besides her daughter here, the decedent leaves seven grown children and numerous grandchildren.

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Eula Lee (Gilbert) Gregory
Jan 15, 1886 - Sep 12, 1956

Mrs. Gregory Of Streetman Dies

Mrs. Eula Gregory, 77, of Streetman, died in the Wortham Hospital Thursday morning.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Daisey Easterling, Streetman and Mrs. Dora Reed , Dallas, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were not complete at Griffin Funeral Home early Thursday afternoon, but burial will be in the Cade Cemetery.

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Mrs. Gregory Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Gregory, 77, of Streetman, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Streetman Presbyterian church with burial in the Cade Cemetery. Mrs. Gregory died in the Wortham hospital Thursday morning.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Grady James, pastor of the church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Daisey Easterling, Streetman and Mrs. Dora Reed , Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Van McConnell, Alf Milligan, B. C. Gilbert, Pat Cooper, Fred Berry, Buck Hodge, J. A. Coleman and Gordon Grizzard.

Griffin will direct.

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Cecil (Gilbert) McSpadden
Apr 10, 1894 - Feb 13, 1977

Mrs. McSpadden

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. R. H. McSpadden, 82, a Streetman resident who died at her home.

The Revs. Don W. Spinks and James Cook will officiate with burial in the Cade Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters. Mrs. Glenn Sellers of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mrs. Wilson Sims of South Whitney, Ind.; four grandchildren, one brothers, B. C. Gilbert of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. F. A. LaStur of Panhandle and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. A. Young, George Beeson, Alva A. Nilson, John McSpadden, Coy O’Neal, Billy Coy Easterly.

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Annie (Gilbert) O’Neal
Mar 31, 1878 - Jan 3, 1962

Thursday Rites For Mrs. O’Neal

Final rites for Mrs. W. R. O’Neal, 83, who died in the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Wednesday following an extended illness were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman.

The services were conducted by H. L. McKissack, Teague Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. C. B. Yates and Rev. Price Matheisson. Burial was in the Cade Cemetery.

Mrs. O’Neal was a member of the First Baptist church in Streetman and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two sons, Coy R. O’Neal, Streetman, and Joe Bailey O’Neal, Fairfield; a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Young, Streetman; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Dora Reed, Dallas; Mrs. Daisy Easterling and Mrs. Eula Gregory, both of Streetman; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Coy Easterling Alf Milligan, Jack Cooper, Fred Berry Cooper, Harris H. D. Carroll, H. R. Levely and B. C. Gilbert.

Griffin directed.

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Lee Lamb
Mar 1, 1878 - Mar 19, 1951

Lee Lamb Rites At Cade Chapel

WORTHAM, March 21.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Lee Lamb, 73, who died in a Galveston hospital late Monday were held Wednesday from the Cade Chapel. Burial was in the Cade Cemetery.

Native of Cade, he had resided in Freestone county all of his life and formerly made his home in Wortham before moving to Streetman.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Lamb, Streetman; a brother, Samson Lamb, Wortham; two nephews, J. D. Blankenship, Wortham; Core Lamb, Houston; two nieces, Mrs. H. O. Treygo and Mrs. J. T. Whatley, both of Houston.

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Garland Wayne “Jack” Ferguson
May 25, 1925 - Dec 25, 1971

G. W. Ferguson

Garland Wayne (Jack) Ferguson, 46, of Mexia died Sunday in the V. A. Hospital in Temple.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mexia at the Corley-Porter Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Spivey, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cade Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Marie, of the home; a son, Richard Ferguson of Huntsville; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ferguson of Streetman; two sisters, Ruth McBride of Seagoville and Peggy Blancet of Corsicana; two brothers, Larry Ferguson of Dallas and Henry Ferguson of Buffalo.

Pallbearers will be Ed Compton, Homer Bonner, Tracy Giblert, Bert Carroll, Steve Fletcher, Tommy Wright, L. G. Ward and Coy O’Neal.

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Ida Susan (Brooks) Colburn
Feb 11, 1875 - Sep 21, 1951

Mrs. J. A. Colburn Expired Friday

Mrs. J. A. Colburn, 76, native of East Barnard, Texas, died at the family home in Navarro early Friday morning. She had resided at Navarro 30 years.

Funeral services are planned at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. A. Colburn, Navarro; two sons, C. A. Colburn, Monahans, and J. R. Colburn, Kilgore; two daughters, Miss Eula Mae Colburn, and Mrs. E. D. Nutt, both of Navarro; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers, E. G., and N. A. Brooks, both of Freeport; J. N. Brooks, Luling, and C. L. Brooks, Jerome, Idaho; a sister, Mrs. G. C. Whatley, Tyler, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Services Sunday For Mrs. Colburn

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Colburn, 76, who died at the family home in Navarro Friday morning will be held from the Corley Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. G. McNeill. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

Mrs. Colburn was a native of East Bernard, Texas, and had resided at Navarro 30 years.

Surviving are her husband, J. A. Colburn, Navarro; two sons, C. A. Colburn, Monahans, and J. R. Colburn, Kilgore; two daughters, Miss Eula Mae Colburn, and Mrs. E. D. Nutt, both of Navarro; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers, E. G., and N. A. Brooks, both of Freeport; J. N. Brooks, Luling, and C. L. Brooks, Jerome, Idaho; a sister, Mrs. G. C. Whatley, Tyler, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Wiley Whatley, Harvey Gray, Raymond Brooks, Kenneth Brooks, Raymond Brooks, Fred Claborne.

Notes:

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Mrs. J. A. Colburn Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Colburn, 76, who died at the family home in Navarro Friday, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. C. McNeill, with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. A. Colburn, Navarro; two sons, C. A. Colburn, Monahans, and J. R. Colburn, Kilgore; two daughters, Miss Eula Mae Colburn, and Mrs. E. D. Nutt, both of Navarro; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers, E. G., and N. A. Brooks, both of Freeport; J. N. Brooks, Luling, and C. L. Brooks, Jerome, Idaho; a sister, Mrs. G. C. Whatley, Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wiley Whatley, Harvey Gray, Raymond Brooks, Kenneth Brooks, Jimmy Brooks, Fred Claborne.

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Eula Mae Colburn
Oct 27, 1911 - Dec 30, 1959

E. M. Colburn Dies In Dallas

Eula Mae Colburn, 48, formerly resident of Navarro and Corsicana, died in Dallas Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. G. McNeill, Baptist minister.

Surviving are a son, B. R. Colburn, Dallas; a granddaughter, Shila Colburn, Dallas; two brothers, J. R. Colburn, Kilgore, and C. A. Colburn, Meeker, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. E. D. Nutt, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wiley Whatley, J. C. Colburn, Billy Colburn, Marshall Colburn, Vernon Gullatt and Glenn Gullatt.

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Johnnie Ray Colburn, Sr.
Jul 25, 1903 - Jul 8, 1962

J. R. Colburn Rites Tuesday

Graveside services for Johnnie Ray Colburn, 58, retired Gulf Oil Company employe, who died Monday at Kilgore, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Waters of Kilgore.

A 10 a.m. service was held at the Rader Chapel in Kilgore.

Surviving are his wife of Kilgore; two sons, Johnnie Ray Colburn, Jr., and Marshall Colburn, both of Odessa; two daughters, Mrs. Ida Mae Sheldon and Miss Helen Colburn, both of Kilgore; eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. E. D. Nutt, Corsicana; a brother, C. A. Colburn, Iraan, and other relatives.

Prior to moving to Kilgore 20 years ago, Colburn resided in Navarro county.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 10, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Flossie Mae (Grace) Colburn-Boyte married Dec 24, 1928; s/o James Augusta Colburn & Ida Sue (Brooks) Colburn

Flossie Mae (Grace) Colburn-Boyte
Mar 25, 1912 - Feb 14, 1977

Mrs. Boyte

Services for Mrs. Flossie Mae Boyte, resident of Corsicana, who died at Memorial Hospital last night will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Eureka Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Clem Boyte of Corsicana; two sons, Johnnie Ray Colburn, Jr. of Fort Worth and Marshall H. Colburn of Grapevine; a daughter, Mrs. Helen L. McGill of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, J. P. Grace of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Helen Flanagan of Corsicana and Hazel Thomas of Eureka; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun -Tues., Feb 15, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Johnnie Ray Colburn, Sr. married Dec 24, 1928 2nd husband Clem Carl Boyte buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery; d/o Roy Q. Grace and Lola May (Petty) Grace

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Mrs. Boyte

The Rev. Don W. Spinks will officiate at the 2 p.m. Thursday services at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Flossie Boyte, who died Monday night at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Eureka Cemetery.

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Josephine “Josie” (Nutt) Blackburn
Dec 11, 1907 - Aug 22, 1970

Mrs. Blackburn Dies Saturday

Mrs. Josie Blackburn, 62, died at her home in Eureka Saturday.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Cato Sheerer officiating. Interment will be in Eureka Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband Leslie G. Blackburn of Eureka; a brother, F. D. Nutt of Eureka; nieces and nephews. Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Leslie Gerard Blackburn
Oct 9, 1903 - Apr 28, 1977

L. G. Blackburn

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Leslie G. Blackburn, 73, resident of Pursley, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Gerry Neal will officiate with burial following at Eureka Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 29, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Josephine “Josie” (Nutt) Blackburn married Oct 1, 1930 s/o Gerard William Blackburn & Lydia Rebecca “Becky” (Runnels) Blackburn

Don Allen Andrews
May 3, 1946 - Jul 23, 1951

Polio Fatal For Corsicana Child

Don Allen Andrews, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Andrews of Corsicana, died of bubular polio in the Waco Crippled Children’s Hospital Monday afternoon a short time after admittance.

This was Navarro County’s first death from polio in 1951 and the sixth case reported to the Corsicana Navarro Health Unit. Dr. W. K. Logsdon said this was the first case of the bubular type reported this year.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry Bailey, pastor, and Rev. Hollis, Pentecostal church minister.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Larry B. Andrews; a sister, Frances Andrews, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Perry, Eureka, and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Boyte, Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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Park Montgomery Wilson
Jun 8, 1875 - Jan 31, 1951

Park M. Wilson Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Park M. Wilson, aged 77 years, long-time Navarro county resident, who died Thursday morning, will be held from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka Saturday at 2 p. m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

A sister, Mrs. Nettie Robinson, Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews survive.

Corley directed.

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Rites Saturday For P. M. Wilson

Funeral services for Park M. Wilson, 77, who died Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church in Eureka.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the graveside rites and provided pallbearers.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Nettie Robinson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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Robert Newton Lamb
Jan 20, 1878 - Dec 30, 1951

R. N. Lamb Rites Monday Afternoon

Robert Nathan Lamb, 73, retired farmer, died in Houston Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. Floyd Zerbie.

Surviving are a son, Abe Lamb, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. W. M. Harris, Houston; two grandsons, Harold Don and William Robert Lamb, both of Houston; four granddaughters, Charlotte and Wanda Lou Harris and Beberly Lamb, all of Houston, and Louetta Lamb, Kilgore.

Pallbearers were Curtis Chandler, Paul Chandler, Buck Montgomery, Aaron Montgomery, Herb Grantham and Tim Grantham.

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William Franklin Chumney
Oct 26, 1865 - Oct 12, 1952

W. F. Chumney Of Richland Dies

William Franklin Chumney, 86, farmer, died at his home in Richland Sunday afternoon. He was a native of Tennessee.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Richland. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Finkbiner, pastor, assisted by Rev. A. M. Averitt, Baptist pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Richland, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. A. N. Chumney, Richland; a grandson, Willard Chumney, Richland; a brother, Sam Chumney, Decaturville, Tenn.

Pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge at Richland.

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Malinda Fannie (Brown) Chumney
Jun 26, 1867 - Oct 27, 1958

Mrs. Chumney Dies Monday At Richland Home

Mrs. W. F. Chumney, 91, pioneer Richland resident, died Monday at her home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. James A. Brunner.

Born June 25, 1867 in Tennessee, Mrs. Chumney had resided in Richland for 60 years.

Surviving are a grandson, Willard Chumney, Richland; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. Neal Brown, Jr; William E. Brown, Dan Budai, Jr.; Arthur Patrick, Jr.; Jack White and E. C. Watson.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

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Chumney Rites Held Wednesday

Mrs. W. F. Chumney, 91, pioneer Richland resident, died Monday at her home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Richland. Burial was in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by the pastor, Rev. James A. Brunner.

Born June 26, 1867 in Tennessee, Mrs. Chumney had resided in Richland for 60 years.

Surviving are a grandson, Willard Chumney, Richland; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. Neal Brown, Jr; William E. Brown, Dan Budai, Jr.; Arthur Patrick, Jr.; Jack White and E. C. Watson.

Corley will directed.

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Albert Thomas “Chap” Madewell
Mar 18, 1878 - Oct 8, 1952

A. T. Madewell Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Albert T. Madewell, 74, of Richland, who died Wednesday, were held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Richland.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Averitt, Baptist minister. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. E. Bass, a granddaughter, Mrs. Marylyn Knight; a grandson, B. R. Bass, all of Tyler; six brothers, S. L. Madewell, Ennis; Henry and Joseph Madewell, both of Waco; Jesse and Dixie Madewell, both of Palestine; E. E. Madewell, Freer; two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Rogers, Palestine and Mrs. Sue Gregory, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. D. Anglin, Walter Hendon, M. M. Goggins, Joe Anderson, Bill Brown and Merle McCord.

Corley directed.

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Robert Steve Bartlett
Oct 15, 1914 - Nov 30, 1952

Steve Bartlett Dies At Conroe

Robert Steve Bartlett, 38, formerly of Corsicana died Sunday at his home in Conroe. He had resided in Conroe 14 years and operated a taxi company and owned a café there.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Werhenberger Funeral Chapel in Conroe. A second service will be held from the First Baptist church in Richland Tuesday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Richland cemetery with the VFW Post in charge of graveside rites and will provide the pallbearers.

He was a member of the American Legion and was vice commander of the VFW post at Conroe. He served in World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Rita McGee Bartlett, Conroe; two sons, Ronnie Steve and Billy Mack Bartlett, both of Conroe; three sisters, Mrs. C. V. Griffith, Irving; Mrs. Leonard Frost, Wichita Falls; and Mrs. Nathan Packitt, California; two brothers, Frank and John Bartlett, both of Conroe and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Ronald Steven “Ronnie” Bartlett
Jan 28, 1947 - Aug 12, 1973

R. Bartlett

Graveside services are set for 3 p.m. Thursday at Richland Cemetery in Richland for Ronald Bartlett, 26, who was killed in a car accident in Middletown, R.I. Sunday. Rev. Cliff Harrington, Houston will officiate.

He was a native of Conroe and a member of First Baptist Church.

He was a first lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corp and was to be promoted to captain. He was a 1965 graduate of Conroe High School and a 1969 graduate of Sam Houston State University.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Bartlett and David Bartlett both of Conroe; his parents of Conroe, Mr. and Mrs. Noble Condra; and brother, McGee Bartlett of Houston.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Nora C. (Williams) Andrews
Aug 11, 1869 - Jul 30, 1952

Streetman.

STREETMAN—Aug. 14. (Spl.)—Mr. and Mrs. George Andrews of Odessa were called to Richland last Thursday by the death of Mr. Andrews’ mother, whose remains were interred in Richland Cemetery Thursday.

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James Cleveland "J.C." West
Aug 25, 1885 - Sep 1, 1963


Hold Monday Services For J. C. West, 78

J. C. West, 78, oil man, rancher, 1512 North Twenty-Second street, died Sunday morning in the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from St. John’s Episcopal Church, of which he was a member with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector and Rev. James Joseph, San Antonio, former rector here.

Born in Georgia, August 25, 1885, West came to Corsicana 56 years ago.

He had a varied business career, being employed by Armour and Co., Frank P. Wood Hardware Co. and later was the owner of the City Book store, headed the West-Marks Company, was president of Wolf Brand Products company for years, established Radio Station KAND, and formerly was a director of State National Bank.

At the time of his death, West owned extensive farm and ranch properties and was still active in the Cadda West Oil Company.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Doyle West, Oxford, England, and James T. West, Corsicana; six grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Ellie Kelley and Mrs. Ethel Gentry, both of Dallas; Mrs. B. E. Kirkham and Mrs. Bertha Shipley, both of Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Julius Jacobs, C. A. Hanna, Morris Dreeben, Luther A. Johnson, Jr., James H. Cerf, Chester Sprinkle, Dr. Charles H. Brown, A. P. Mays, Robert A. Hall, Dallas; Joe Daniel, Kerens; Fred Slauson, Jr., and John Gravelle.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sept. 2, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Death Certificate
  • Husband of Cadda Marie (Tinkle) West (1890-1965 - buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsciana, Navarro Co., TX
  • Son of James Mathis West & Emma Cornelia (Barge) West - Buried at Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX

Cadda Marie (Tinkle) West
Sep. 27, 1890 - Jan. 28, 1965

Mrs. West, 74, Dies Thursday, Rites Friday

Mrs. Cadda West, 74, native of Navarro county, 1512 North Twenty-Second street, died in the Navarro clinic Thursday morning following an extended illness. She was the widow of the late J. C. West.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Watts, rector of St. John’s and Rev. James Joseph of San Antonio, formerly of this church.

Mrs. West was the daughter of the late Bige and Molly M. Tinkle of Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, Doyle and James T. West, both of Corsicana; six grandchildren, Conan West, Jay West, Dianne, Joanne and Bonnie West, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. W. T. Easley, Spartanburg, S. C.; a great-granddaughter, Crystal Camille Easley, Spartanburg, S. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Daniel, Kerens, and Mrs. Carey King, Dallas; three brothers, Clifford Tinkle, Hamilton; Hugh Tinkle, Dallas, and Elton Tinkle, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be the vestrymen of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Corley directs.

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Emma Lou (Sims) Lancaster
Apr 1893 - Jun 18, 1962

Mrs. Lancaster Dies At Dawson

DAWSON, Jun. 18 (Spl.)—Mrs. W. A. Lancaster, 69, died at the family home early Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church, and Rev. William Horick, pastor of the local church.

Surviving are her husband of Dawson; three daughters, Mrs. Hubert Danford, Dawson; Mrs. L. L. Turner, Bryan, and Mrs. Claude L. Holt, Pasadena, Texas; four grandchildren, three sisters, R. E. Robinson and Mrs. Charles Lowrimore, both of Dawson, and Mrs. Floyd Price, Coleman, and other relatives.

Eubanks directs.

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Mary Ella (Brock) Muns
Nov 5, 1885 - Feb 16, 1964

Mrs. Mary Muns Dies Sunday; Rites Monday

Mrs. Mary Muns, 78, of 3002 West Second avenue, died in Memorial hospital Sunday morning.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Billy Joe Nichols, pastor of the Providence Baptist church.

Mrs. Muns, a native of Mississippi, resided in Navarro county most of her life and in Corsicana for the past 20 years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ollie Craig, Corsicana; several nephews, including Talmadge Conant, Corsicana; Hays Hanks, Cleveland, Texas; and Claude Jones, Mt. Pleasant; a niece, Mrs. Maggie Roberts, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Carraway, Richard Young, Horace Hayes, H. M. Parrish, Henry Reed and J. D. Estes.

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Robert Franklin “Frank” McGary, Sr.
Jan 27, 1902 - Dec 21, 1953

Frank McGary Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Frank McGary, 57, former resident of Corsicana, who died in a Cameron hospital early Tuesday, were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Frank McGary, Jr., U. S. Army; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Freeman, Houston; a brother, Clarence McGary, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec. 26, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Death certificate says Younger and so does Find A. Grave – obit says Hamilton; Not listed in the Navarro County Cemetery Records for Younger or Hamilton Beeman.
  • h/o Louella Beatrice (Dycus) McGary s/o Robert A. McGary and Rachel A. (Green) McGary

J. H. Roper, Sr.
Mar 11, 1926 - Jul 24, 1953

Sunday Services For Truck Victim

J. H. Roper, 27, Route 4, Corsicana, truck driver was fatally injured Friday in a traffic accident at Farmers Branch, Highway 77, north of Dallas.

The big flatbed truck jacknifed and overturned, Deputy Sheriffs L. W. Patman and J. R. Phemister reported following an investigation. Roper is said to have swung his big truck to avoid hitting a panel truck driven by Van Wallace McCoy, 61, of 5222 Vickery, Dallas, and as he slammed on his brakes and swerved the heavy vehicle the semi-trailer jacknifed.

The trucks load of concrete pipe broke loose from chains that held it in place and the pipe smashed into the rear of the cab as the truck overturned, crushing the right side of the victim’s skull.

McCoy and his truck were untouched.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Post Oak cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. L. Johnson, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. H., Jr., and Jerry Wayne, and a daughter, Minnie Roper, all of Corsicana; two brothers, O. E. Roper, Palestine, and Hester R. Roper, U. S. Army; six sisters, Mrs. Maggie Lee Lane, Dallas; Mrs. Maudie Simmons and Mrs. Verna Green, both of Kerens; Mrs. Naomi Loper, Ryford; Mrs. Maycel Wilkerson, Powell, and Mrs. Minnie Gafford, Palestine and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. B. Hardin, Denver Wright, Charles Cravens, Claude Stubbs and Jesse Miller.

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Joseph Edward "Joe" Hawkins
Oct 27, 1865 - Sep 6, 1951

Saturday Rites For Auto Victim

Funeral services for Joseph Edward Hawkins, 76, fatally injured Thursday night while crossing Highway 75 in Rice will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday at the Chatfield Methodist Church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Rice Baptist church. Burial will be in Chatfield cemetery.

Jiles Lee Brown, negro, of Pal-negligent homicide complaint Frimer, Ellis county, was named in a day filed before Judge J. W. Sheppard. Bond was set at $2,500. The complaint was accepted by Hal H. Bookout, county attorney, and was signed by Henry E. Tucker, highway patrolman, who with Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse investigated the accident.

The victim, the 11th traffic fatality on Navarro county highways this year had alighted from a northbound Continental bus shortly before he started across the highway. Sheriff Pevehouse said the aged pedestrian had been to Corsicana and was en route to the residence of a nephew, Sam Marshall, in Rice.

The automobile driven by Brown and occupied by two other negroes was traveling south at the time of the accident.

Hawkins suffered multiple fractures, including a crushed skull and both feet were severed.

Survivors include a son, William Hawkins, Oregon; a married daughter in California; a brother, a sister and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Louis Wise
Jan 9, 1901 - Nov 11, 1951

Louis Wise Dies At Houston Home

Louis Wise, 50, died at his home in Houston Sunday.

Funeral services will be held from the Chatfield Methodist church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. George M. Hair, Baptist minister of Bazette.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Wise; a daughter, Mrs. Billie Jean Campbett, both of Houston; mother, Mrs. M. L. Wise, Montfort; two brothers, Marvin Wise, Wharton, and Frank Wise, Sand Springs, Okla.; five sisters, Mrs. J. M. Marshall and Mrs. Homer Marshall, both of Montfort; Mrs. A. J. Martin, Vernon; Mrs. C. H. McClanahan, Kaufman, and Mrs. D. S. McClanahan, Fort Worth and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Budo Gorman, Joe Sims, Lester Walker, Ikie Upchurch, Terrell Montfort and Young Hawkins.

Griffin will direct.

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Services Tuesday For Louis Wise

Funeral services for Louis Wise, 50, died at his home in Houston Sunday, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chatfield Methodist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. George M. Hair, Baptist minister of Bazette. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Wise; a daughter, Mrs. Billie Jean Campbell, both of Houston; mother , Mrs. M. L. Wise, Montfort; two brothers, Marvin Wise, Wharton, and Frank Wise, Sand Springs, Okla.; five sisters, Mrs. J. M. Marshall and Mrs. Homer Marshall, both of Montfort; Mrs. A. J. Martin, Vernon; Mrs. C. H. McClanahan, Kaufman, and Mrs. D. S. McClanahan, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Budo Gorman, Joe Sims, Lester Walker, Ikie Upchurch, Terrell Montfort and Young Hawkins.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 13, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lillian Kathleen (Burcalow) Wise married Apr 27, 1929 (divorced) (Lillian died Oct 8, 1999 Montgomery, Tx.) s/o Martin Luther Wise & Nettie (Sanders) Wise (son is James Ray “Jimmie” Wise)

William Asbury McCants
Jun 22, 1880 - Nov 30, 1951

W. A. McCants Dies Friday

W. A. McCants, 71, former Chatfield and Corsicana resident, died in Palestine Friday morning, according to information received here.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, bur services will be held at Chatfield sometime Saturday with burial at Chatfield.

Surviving are his wife of Palestine, several children and other relatives.

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Samuel Russell Standifer, Rev.
Aug 15, 1861 - Jul 17, 1954

Rev. Standifer Services Sunday

Funeral services for Rev. S. R. Standifer, 93, retired Cumberland Presbyterian minister, who died Saturday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. P. Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Jack McDaniel.

The minister was a former pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church here and resided at Chatfield a number of years after his retirement from the ministry. He taught a men’s Sunday School class at the Chatfield Methodist church seven years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, M. L. Standifer; a sister, Mrs. Ida Smith, Loving; a brother, Baxter Standifer, Fort Worth; two grandchildren; a nephew, Rev. Sam R. Estes, Fayetteville, Ark., formerly pastor of the local Cumberland Presbyterian church, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed McCants, Chester Chatham, S. T. Wright, Persons Hodge, Bill Bowden and Ralph Wendt.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 19, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Estelle (Wells) Standifer married Dec 9, 1897 2nd wife Nellie Sophronia (McCants) Standifer married May 10, 1931; s/o John Hogue Standifer & Martha Caroline (Sweaney) Standifer

Nellie Sophronia (McCants) Standifer
May 30, 1885 - Jun 2, 1963

Mrs. Standifer Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Nellie S. Standifer, 78, widow of the late Rev. S. R. Standifer, Cumberland Presbyterian minister, of Corsicana died Sunday.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul R. Capehart, Cumberland minister of Dallas, and Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

The daughter of the late J. A. Nellie McCants, she was born, May 30, 1995, in Ozark, Ark., and came to Chatfield with her family at the age of two years. She united with the Methodist church when 10 years of age and taught in the Sunday School for many years.

On May 10, 1931, she married Rev. S. R. Standifer, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister and became a member of that church. She spent her latter years in Corsicana.

Surviving are a brother, G. E. McCants, Houston; as sister, Mrs. H. L. Hervey, Garland, and a twin-sister, Mrs. Earl Easterling, Chatfield, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun. 3, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Rev. Samuel Russell Standifer married May 10, 1931; d/o Jeremiah Andrew McCants & Nellie Clay (Edwards) McCants (twin sister Winfred Ann (McCants) Easterling)

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Mrs. Standifer Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie S. Standifer, 78, who died Sunday were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul R. Capehart, Cumberland Presbyterian minister of Dallas and Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

Mrs. Standifer was the widow of the late Rev. S. R. Standifer, Cumberland Presbyterian minister, to whom she was married in 1931.

Native of Ozark, Arkansas, Mrs. Standifer, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McCants, came to Chatfield with her family when two years of age. She united with the Methodist church when 10 years of age and taught a Sunday School class for years.

She became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church after her marriage. She had resided in Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are a brother, G. E. McCants, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Easterling, Chatfield, a twin, and Mrs. H. L. Hervey, Garland; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

The minister and members of the Cumberland Presbyterian church were honorary pallbearers.

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Clara Randolph (McCants) Meredith
Jun. 27, 1871 - Oct. 1, 1953

Mrs. G. D. Meredith Dies Thursday

Mrs. George D. Meredith, 82, died at her home in the Chatfield community Thursday afternoon. Her husband preceded her in death 10 years—having died Oct. 1, 1943.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel here Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. E. McCants and Rev. Leon Flanagan, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

A native of Butler, Ga., Mrs. Meredith had resided in Chatfield since childhood.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Hodge, Chatfield, and Mrs. C. L. Manning, Fort Worth; a son, George E. Meredith, Chatfield; three sisters, Mrs. H. L. Hervey, and Mrs. S. R. Standifer, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Earl Easterling, Chatfield; a brother, G. E. McCants, Dallas; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe H. Hodge, Chester Chatham, W. P. McCants, and H. E. McCants, all of Dallas; Robert M. Jones, Palestine; H. C. Hervey, Shreveport; S. T. Wright, Waxahachie, and George H. Hodge, Chatfield.

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Frances Lenora “Fannie Lee” (McCants) Hervey
Feb 13, 1883 - Oct 26, 1975

Mrs. Hervey

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today in Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Fannie Lee Hervey, 92, of Garland.

Dr. Leslie W. Seymour and Rev. Michael Haynes were to officiate. Burial was to follow in the Old Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Hervey was a native of Ozarka, Ark. She lived in Garland for 13 years and lived in Navarro County most of her life. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include one son, Hubert C. Hervey, Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Chester Chatham., Garland; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, G. E. McCants, Houston.

Pallbearers were Don G. Hervey, Hubert C. Hervey, Jr., Thomas R. Coker, Jerry Smith, Ben Smith and Billy Sam Cohagan. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Wesley Methodist church.

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Winifred Ann (McCants) Easterling
May 30, 1885 - Dec 7, 1971

Easterling Rites Tuesday

Services for Mrs. Earl Easterling, 85, who died Sunday in Ennis, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from Corley Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Sydney Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Old Chatfield cemetery.

Mrs. Easterling was a native of Arkansas. She had lived in Chatfield for 83 years and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Earleen Wright, Ennis; one sister, Mrs. H. L. Hervey, Houston; a brother, G. E. McCants, Houston; and a granddaughter, Rita Wright, Ennis.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 8, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Earl Easterling married Apr. 21, 1907 d/o Jeremiah Andrew McCants and Nellie Clay (Edwards) McCants (twin sister to Nellie Sophronia (McCants) Standifer)

George Latham
Nov 12, 1888 - Mar 23, 1953

Negro Killed In Car-Truck Crash At Kerens Monday

One person was killed and another severely injured in a collision of two vehicles at the intersection of Highway 31 and Main St., at Kerens Monday evening.

George (Bunk) Latham, 68-year-old negro, was fatally hurt when hurled from the pickup in which he was riding, State Patrolman Charles Blankenship reported.

The pickup, driven by James Christopher Walker, 80, of Kerens, collided with a two-ton cattle truck operated by Clifton C. Andrews of route 1, Trinidad, the patrol stated. Andrews wasn’t hurt.

Walker was brought to the Navarro Clinic, where his condition was reported as fair following an operation Monday night.

The big truck, loaded with 15 head of cattle, was going west on highway 31. Walker was proceeding east and was making a left turn onto Main street when the collision occurred about 6:20 p.m. Patrolman Blankinship said.

The negro apparently was thrown from the pickup and run over by the cattle truck, which rolled over on its side during the accident.

Latham’s death marked the fifth traffic fatality for Navarro county this year.

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Oscar Sigby Brown
Dec 15, 1900 - Feb 22, 1953

2 Dead, 7 Hurt In County Accidents.

By PAUL MOORE
Daily Sun Staff

Two lives were snuffed out and seven persons were taken to local hospitals as a result of three automobile accidents in Navarro county Saturday night and Sunday morning.

This brought to three highway fatalities in Navarro county this year.
The dead:
Mrs. Betty Alexander, 38, 2412 West Eight avenue.
Oscar Brown, 52, Chatfield negro farm hand.

Those Injured
Hospitalized:
Clifton Alexander, Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, severe back and other injuries, X-Ray examination Sunday.
Lloyd Kirk, 40, Corsicana, head injuries, critical, Memorial Hospital.
Bettie Sue Alexander, 14, severe shock, Memorial Hospital.
Mary Elizabeth Alexander, nine, dislocated left shoulder, fractured left arm, and other injuries, serious Memorial Hospital.
Clifton Alexander, Jr., seven, fractured right arm, Memorial Hospital.
Will Sands, Chatfield, X-Ray examination Sunday. Admitted to Navarro Clinic Saturday night. Condition fair.
Jesse Williams, Chatfield negro, Memorial Hospital, condition satisfactory.

All patients in the hospitals had satisfactory night it was stated Monday morning.

No Charges Filed
City, county and highway patrol investigated the accidents and one or two more crashes in which no one was hurt. No charges had been filed Monday morning, County Attorney Riley Eugene Fletcher said.

The accident in which the Alexanders and Kirk were involved occurred on Highway 31 (West Seventh avenue) in the western section of Corsicana shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday between the Skateland Inn and Navarro Junior College.

Esther McNeill, 19, of 803 South Sixteenth street, who was a passenger in a car driven by James Brader, 19, Livingston, Navarro Junior College, said they were en route to town when they were side-swiped by the Kirk car, damaging the rear and front fenders

“After he hit us,” said Miss McNeill, “He continued on, struck another car, forcing it off the highway and then finally plunged into the Alexander car, which was going West.”

The cars figuring in the two fatal accidents were inspected by hundreds of interested spectators on Highway 75 wrecker establishments Sunday afternoon as news of the mishaps became generally known.

Officers Investigate
City officers Onstott and Hightower investigated the Highway 31 crash. They reported that Kirk was driving a 1949 Mercury sedan traveling in an easterly direction in the 3500 block.

The 1948 Plymouth occupied by the Alexander family turned upside down on the south side of the pavement after the crash, the police reported, while the Kirk vehicle was turned around west but remained on the pavement.

Alexander was brought to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic in a Griffin ambulance. An X-Ray examination was made Sunday.

Dead On Arrival
Mrs. Alexander was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial in a Corley ambulance and the three Alexander children and Kirk also were taken to Memorial by Corley, X-Ray examinations were made of the four Saturday night.

Will Sands of Chatfield is reported to have driven his jeep on to a farm-market road near his home and his vehicle was struck by a car driven by Bill Boldin, Brown’s Valley. He was thrown from the jeep into a road ditch, and later was brought to the Navarro Clinic by private conveyance. Deputy Sheriff Pete McCain investigated this accident Saturday night. X-Ray examination was made of Sands at the Clinic Sunday.

Negro Killed
Oscar Brown, 52, Chatfield negro, farm hand, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital after 4 a.m. Sunday in a Corley ambulance. The body later was transferred to the Calhoun Funeral Home for burial arrangements.

Highway patrol said they were continuing investigations into the accident near Chatfield in which Brown was fatally injured. They questioned Jesse Williams, negro, who was also brought to Memorial Hospital. Williams owns the car and several others supposed to have been in the car at the time of the accident were not present when officers arrived.

Williams was quoted by highway patrolmen as saying he (Williams) had been assaulted and robbed about 10 p.m. of $85 at the intersection of Seventh and Seventh Highways 75, 31, and 287, and the next he knew, he was being pulled from his wrecked automobile after 4 a.m.

Officers said that Williams was at a house in East Corsicana where several witnesses say he remained some time. He may be taken to Austin for a “lie dectector” examination by the Department of Public Safety, it was stated.

Mrs. Alexander was a native of Chandler, Texas, and had resided in Corsicana 18 years.

Rites Monday

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bracey A. Bledsoe, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, Clifford Alexander; five children, Mrs. Patsy Brown, Dallas; Robert Alexander, Corsicana; the three injured in the automobile; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Drain, and six brothers, Artis, Harry, Aubrey, R. M., Calvin and Elmer Lee Drain, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harry, Aubrey, R. M., Jr., Calvin and Elmer Lee Drain, all brothers, and Jesse Lee Young.

Corley directed.

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Eli Matthew Gorman
May 22, 1869 - Feb 5, 1951

E. M. Gorman Dies Monday Morning

Eli Matthew Gorman, 81, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joe Sims, Allyn avenue, early Monday Morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 1 p.m. with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

He was a native of Moro Bay, Arkansas.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sims and Mrs. O. G. O’Daniel, both of Corsicana; a son, Bufa G. Gorman, Roane; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers, Vasser and Americus Gorman, both of Moro Bay, Ark., and a sister, Mrs. Tom Langston, Longview.

Pallbearers will be Billy Gene Sims, Joe Gorman Sims, Albert Gorman, Stanley Gorman, Brown Jones, and W. T. Heartline.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 5, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Lucinda Caroline “Lou” (Wylie) Gorman; s/o Henry Harvey Gorman & Louisa E. (Melear) Gorman buried in Marsden Cemetery, Hermitage, Arkansas

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E. M. Gordon Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Eli Matthew Gorman, 81, who died early Monday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 1 p.m. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

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

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe Sims and Mrs. O. G. O’Daniel, both of Corsicana; a son, Buda G. Gorman, Roane; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers, Vasser and Americus Gorman, both of Moro Bay Ark., and a sister, Mrs. Tom Langston, Longview.

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Howard Otis Gorman
Oct 25, 1909 - Dec 6, 1972

Howard Gorman

Howard Gorman, 63, native Navarro Countian and resident of Corsicana most of his life, died early Wednesday in Mexia.

Funeral arrangements at Corley Funeral Home are incomplete, but burial is scheduled to be in the New Chatfield cemetery.

He is survived by three brothers, R. M. Gorman, Jr. of Roane, and S. F. and J. A. Gorman, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. L. L. Burgett of Conroe, Mrs. R. H. Wheeler of Tupelo and Mrs. T. E. Bancroft of Eureka; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the New Chatfield Cemetery, Howard White, Church of Christ minister, will officiate.

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Howard Gorman

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Howard Gorman, 63, native of Navarro county and resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Mexia.

Howard White of College Hill Church of Christ was to officiate, with burial to follow at the New Chatfield cemetery.

Survivors include three brothers, three sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be Jack Pillans, Odie Blackmon, Jerry Blackmon, Eugene Robinson, Ellison Martin, and A. B. Dickey.

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William Vasser Goodwin
Mar 2, 1883 - Aug 15, 1951

Wm. V. Goodwin Of Fairfield Dies

William V. Goodwin 68, native of Mississippi, died at his home in Fairfield Thursday.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. H. Malone of Fairfield.

Surviving are three sons, Weldon Goodwin, U. S. Army in Japan; Vernon Goodwin, U. S. Army in Korea, and James Goodwin, Corsicana; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Gatlin, Tupelo, and Mrs. Lonie Hosch, Corsicana; a brother, O. C. Goodwin, Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Edwin Goodman, Lonnie Hosch, James Weeks Goodwin, Leo Cherry, Terry Mahana, Reuben York, J. B. Tinis, Calvin Willard, Henry Brown and Hillie Cannon.

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Rena (McCreary) Miller
Mar 5, 1880 - Jan 13, 1951

Services Friday For Mrs. Miller

Funeral services for Mrs. I. V. Miller, 71, former Navarro county resident, were held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ at 3 p.m. Friday. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the church.

Mrs. Miller died at her home in Austin Tuesday night.

Surviving are two sons, Leonard Miller, Oklahoma; and Lawrence Miller, Waco; two daughters, Mrs. R. T. Montfort, Roane; and Mrs. R. V. Clarkston, Midland; a sister, Mrs. S. N. Vernon, Burkburnett; 15 grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Robert Lee Clarkston, Calvin Miller, Jules Kelt, Jr., Thomas Clarkston, C. T. Montfort and Charles Wylie.

Griffin directed.

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Floyd Mae (Brazzel) Pope-Dowd
Apr 14, 1929 - Oct 9, 2017
 
Floy M. Dowd, age 88, formerly of Red Oak, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 in Dallas. She was born April 14, 1929 in Corsicana to Ira A. and Minnie Lee (Shivers) Brazzel. She married Ray Dowd on March 21, 1975. Floy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Red Oak and she retired from Red Oak ISD after 21 years of service. Survivors include her three children, Gary Pope and wife Debra, Pam Reeves and Donna Markwood and husband Ron; grands, Marc, Rachel, Melissa, Brandon, Summer, Chad, Brent, Kyle, Celeste, Jennifer, Javi, Brad, Angela, Matt and Mindy; great grands, Rhyen, Emily, Jillian, Jessica, Ashlyn, Haley, Chloe, Dalila, Dax, Caity, Tyler, Autumn, Alyssa, Matthew and Alec; one sister, Bobbie Pope and husband James. Floy was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Minnie Brazzel; her husband, Ray Dowd; one son, Rick and an infant daughter. Visitation for family and friends will be 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11AM Thursday, October 12, 2017 in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home with Gary Pope and Reverend Kyle Pope officiating. Interment will be 3PM Thursday at the Dawson Cemetery in Dawson, Texas. To view an obituary or sign the guest book, please visit www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main St. Waxahachie, 75165

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  • Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Kenneth Lloyd Pope 2nd husband Floyd Ray Dowd married Mar 21, 1975; d/o Ira Artie Brazzel & Minnie Lee (Shivers) Brazzel buried in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Tx.

Ford Marshall Dempsey
Feb 7, 1903 - Dec 19, 1975

F. M. Dempsey

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ford Marshall Dempsey, 72, resident of Waco, who died Friday in Waco.

He was a native of Dawson, had lived in Waco since 1935, was a retired guard for the Veterans Administration, and served in the U. S. Army for 3 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edna Dempsey, Waco; a son, Jack C. Dempsey of Pasadena; a daughter, Mrs. Freda Curtin of Waco; eight grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Ola Lankford of Waco and Mrs. Valta Knoll of Douglass, Kan., and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Joseph Marshall “Joe” Dempsey
Oct 11, 1885 - Oct 11, 1954

Joe M. Dempsey Rites At Dawson

DAWSON, Oct. 12—(Spl)—Joe M. Dempsey, 69, retired farmer, died Monday in a Houston Hospital following an extended illness.

A native of Hubbard, he had spent most of his life in the Purdon and Dawson communities.

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church here Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor, and Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Dempsey, Dawson; a niece and several cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marshall Farmer, Virgil Matthews, Arthur Boldin, Millard Freeland, Doyle Barber and R. E. Spence.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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