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Annie Florence (Ratliff) McDaniel-Henderson
Jun 9, 1901 - Oct 30, 1961

Mrs. Henderson Services Held

Final rites for Mrs. D. L. Henderson, 60, who died in Memorial Monday night following a three-year illness were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Mrs. Henderson was a member of the Central Baptist church here.

Mrs. Henderson had resided on Route 5, Corsicana, for 30 years.

Surviving are her husband, D. L. Henderson, Route 5, Corsicana; three sons, LeRoy L. Henderson, Houston; Doyle D. Henderson, Corsicana, and D. L. Henderson, Jr., Clute; four daughters, Mrs. L. M. Gilbert and Mrs. Robert Campbell, both of Houston; Mrs. J. T. Brewer, Sanger, and Mrs. Samuel McDaniel, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Olga Wooten, Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, John and Ed Ratliff both of Corsicana, and Sam Ratliff, Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. D. Spencer, Adolphus Ratliff, Bobby Jean Ratliff, Claude Patterson, Ollie Prince, Joe Deskin, Rufus Pevehouse, George Jackson, Dr. S. H. Burnett, Selma Burnett and Dean Mathis.

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William Joel White
Dec 1, 1888 - Feb 27, 1951

Wm. J. White Rites Thursday

William J. White, 62, died at the family residence, 318 East Fifteenth avenue late Tuesday night.

Funeral services are planned Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Clifton White, Corpus Christi; four daughters, Mrs. Thelma Bowden, Denton; Mrs. Leta Litton, Wharton; Mrs. E. S. Seward, Syracuse, N.Y., and Mrs. Dorothy Pearl French, Ann Arbor, Mich.; four brothers, Horace White, Los Angeles; Henry White, Fort Smith, Ark.; Floyd White, El Campo and Clyde White, Wharton; four sisters, Mrs. Fannie Gray, Mrs. Mamie Moncrief and Mrs. Evie Gray, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lucille McDougle, Mission, Nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Mamie Elizabeth (White) Moncrief
Mar 9, 1893 – Sep 16, 1976

Mrs. Moncrief

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Mamie Moncrief, 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home.

Survivors include a son, J. D. Moncrief of Beggs, Okla. and other relatives.

Her husband, Roy Moncrief preceded her in death April 10, 1958.

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Mrs. Moncrief

Services for Mrs. Mamie Elizabeth Moncrief, 83, were Saturday afternoon at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. A. native of Cuero who had lived in Corsicana for the past 60 years, Mrs. Moncrief died Thursday at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home.

The Rev. Wesley Howard officiated with burial at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, J. D. Moncrief of Beggs, Okla.; three grandsons, one brother, H. H. White of Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. W. W. Gray and Mrs. J. B. Gray both of Corsicana, and Mrs. R. O. McDougle of Brenham, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Herbert Gray, Warren Gray, Ronnie Gray, Eddie Lee Galaway, Nelson Galaway and Joe Atkeisson.

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Roy A. Moncrief
Jun 26, 1886 - Apr 10, 1958

Roy A. Moncrief Dies Thursday

Roy A. Moncrief, aged 72, Bethlehem machinist, died at his home, 1046 South Seventeenth street, early Thursday morning following a short illness. He had resided at this address for 42 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery, but arrangements are incomplete Thursday noon pending the arrival of relatives.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Moncrief, Corsicana; a son, J. D. Moncrief, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Jack Moncrief, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Barnes, Fayetteville, Tenn.; three grandchildren and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr. 10, 1958 - submitted by Diane Richards

Saturday Rites Roy A. Moncrief

Funeral services for Roy A. Moncrief, 72, Bethlehem machinist, who died at his home, 1046 South Seventeenth street Thursday morning, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Moncrief, Corsicana; a son, J. D. Moncrief, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Jack Moncrief, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Barnes, Fayetteville, Tenn.; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. C. Raby, Lyman Barnes, Herman Ganze, Francis Baldauf, G. H. Jones, E. E. Madden, W. L. Ayers, Bell White, Jr.

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Bertha Keziah Smith, Miss
Jul. 5, 1890 - May 5, 1953

Kerens Resident Expires Tuesday

KERENS, May 6—(Spl.)—Miss Bertha Smith, 62, died here late Tuesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Oak Grove Baptist church Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church and Rev. Woodrow Behannon, Kerens Baptist minister.

Surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Victor Crowley, Mrs. Virgie Washburn, Mrs. Hattie Stockton, and Mrs. Clyde Phillips, all of Kerens; Mrs. Bud Horn and Mrs. Opal Cooper, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Joseph Ransom “Joe” Horn
Dec 20, 1880 - Aug 11, 1953

Wednesday Rites For J. R. Horn

KERENS, Aug. 11.—(Spl.)—J. R. Horn, 72, lifelong resident of Kerens, died Tuesday at 1:30 a.m. at his home after a short illness.

He was a retired farmer and a member of the Oak Grove Baptist church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist church. The officiating minister had not been named Tuesday. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Inmon Funeral Home of Kerens will direct. Odd Fellows Lodge will be in charge of graveside services.

He is survived by six sons, Clinton C. Horn, Corpus Christi; William F. Horn, Wichita Falls; Alfred Horn, Biloxi, Miss.; Robert Horn, Dallas; Travis and Johnnie Earl Horn, both of Kerens; six daughters, Mrs. Mable Eaton and Miss Hattie Pearl Horn, both of Kerens; Mrs. Anice Richardson, Houston; Mrs. Marguerite McGee, Mrs. Wanda Jean Alberts and Mrs. Martha Lydia Bates, all of Dallas; four brothers, J. A. and W. E. Horn, both of Corsicana; J. B. Horn of Houston and H. A. Horn of LaGrange, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. T. M. Smith, Greenwood, La., and 12 grandchildren.

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William J. Flanagan
Mar 5, 1866 - Nov 3, 1953

W. J. Flanagan Rites Wednesday

W. J. Flanagan, 87, retired, died at his home, 2415 West Twelfth avenue, early Tuesday morning.

He was a native of Rusk county and had resided in Corsicana for 50 years.

Surviving are two sons, C. E. Flanagan, Corsicana, and C. A. Flanagan, McKinney; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Vallovette, St. Louis; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

Burial will be in Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka.

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Robert Cleveland “Cleve” Harwell
Apr 4, 1885 - Oct 12, 1947

R. C. HARWELL RITES MONDAY AFTERNOON; DIED HERE SUNDAY

R. C. Harwell, aged 62 years, native of Navarro county, died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning at 4 o’clock following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Providence cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are four sons, Lester Lee Harwell and Paul Harwell, both of Corpus Christi; Vernon Harwell, Navarro county clerk, Corsicana, and Ray Harwell, Spur; two daughters, Mrs. David M. Cates, Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. C. L. Spencer, Houston; five brothers, W. L. Harwell, Las Cruces, N. M.; T. C. Harwell, Beaumont; J. D. and Byron Harwell, both of Corsicana, and German Harwell, San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs. T. A. Boyd, Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Gay, San Angelo, and Mrs. Paul Ritter, Houston; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Amos Harwell, Eugene Harwell, W. T. Harwell, Harmon Boyd and Roger Boyd, all nephews, and C. H. Allen.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 13, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Laura Virginia “Jennie” (Bressie) Harwell buried in Oakwood cemetery; s/o Thomas Ransom Harwell & Mary Jane (Woods) Harwell

Lillie Belle (Bryant) Miller
Nov 5, 1875 - Jan 10, 1953

Mrs. C. H. Miller Dies Saturday

Mrs. C. H. Miller, 78, Navarro, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday at 1:30 a.m. She had been in ill health for a year.

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

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

Native of Missouri, the family resided at Durant, Okla., for a number of years prior to moving to this area 15 years ago.

Surviving are her husband, Navarro; five sons, Guy Miller, Crane; Clay Miller, Oran, Mo.; Floyd Miller, Denton; Bill and Warren Miller, both of Navarro; two daughters, Mrs. Debbie Haught, Brownwood, and Mrs. D. O. Hustead, Longview; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Art Bryant, Richland, Mo., and Jay Bryant, Lometa; two sisters, Miss Jennie Bryant, Georgetown, and Mrs. G. A. Lundh, Richland, mo., and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Margaret Elizabeth "Betty" (Drain) Alexander
Sep 10, 1914 - Feb 21, 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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Alexander Fund Is Increasing

The total contributions of sympathetic citizens to the fund for the aid of the Clifton Alexander family reached $1,612.50 at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Fred Rawlinson, in charge of the campaign, reported.

Rawlinson said that the family did not have any insurance of any type.

Mrs. Alexander was fatally injured in an automobile crash Saturday night and her husband and three children were injured.

Rawlinson said anyone desiring to contribute to the Alexander fund was requested to telephone No. 43 and the contribution would be sent for.

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Alexander Fund Totals $2,535

The fund for the Clifton Alexander family had reached the total of $2535 Monday at 1 p.m., according to an announcement.

Mrs. Alexander was fatally hurt and her husband and three children were hospitalized in an auto accident her February 21.

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CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thankfulness and appreciation to our many friends for their kindness and sympathy shown us during the loss of our beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Betty Alexander. We also especially thank Rev. Bledsoe, the quartet and each of you for the beautiful floral offerings, food and since it would be impossible to contact each individual, this is our way of thanking each of you for the contribution to the Alexander fund. May God bless each of you.

C. C. Alexander and Children.

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Fatal Accident Brings Damage Suit For $62,270

A $62,270 damage suit, growing out of the death of Mrs. Clifton C. Alexander in a traffic collision here last Feb. 21, was filed in Navarro district court Tuesday against Lloyd Kirk.

The surviving husband and three children brought the suit through their attorney, George O. Nokes, Jr.

Kirk is now at liberty under bond following his indictment on charges of murder and driving while intoxicated in connection with the accident.

Mrs. Alexander was fatally injured about 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 when the car in which she, her husband and three children were riding collided with Kirk’s vehicle on West Seventh Ave., near the intersection of Thirty-first St.

Alexander’s petition alleged that he and his children, Bettie Sue, 14, Mary Elizabeth, 9, and Clifton, Jr., 8, each suffered injuries. a total of $5,000 damages for each of the children was asked and Alexander is seeking $47,270 for damaged he allegedly suffered through personal injuries, medical expenses, loss of work, and for loss of his wife.

Thirteen acts of negligence against Kirk were alleged in the damage suit.

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Courthouse News

District Court

District Judge A. P. Mays Thursday entered a default judgement totaling $13,000 against Lloyd Kirk in a damage suit brought by Clifton C. Alexander and his minor children, Betty Sue, Mary Elizabeth and Clifton Jr.

Alexander’s wife and mother of the three children was fatally injured in a traffic accident here last Feb. 21, 1953. Kirk is serving a three-year prison sentence on conviction of murder in connection with Mrs. Alexander’s death. The Alexander and Kirk automobiles collided on West Seventh Ave.

Attorney George O. Nokes, Jr., represented Alexander in the damage suit. The judgement, filed Thursday, awarded $5,000 to Alexander, $2,000 to Bettie Sue, and $3,000 each to Mary Elizabeth and Clifton Jr.

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Ralphus H. Monie
Apr 26, 1917 - Apr 15, 1991

The Rev. Ralphus H. Monie, 73, of Corsicana, died April 15, 1991 at Park Row Health Care Center in Corsicana.
Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Greater Wilgo Baptist Church with Bro. Kennedy Young officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under direction of Scott Funeral Home.
He was a minister and former employee of Wolf Brand Chili, a veteran of World War II, a member of Jerusalem Lodge No. 112, and a member of Wilgo Baptist Church.
Quiet Hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Survivors include Sirvella Hunter Monie of Corsicana; one daughter, Myrtle Washington of Dallas; four sons, Lesley Walter Monie of Dallas, Jerry Smith Monie and Rickey Washington both of Corsicana, and Keither Washington Monie of Salania Calif.; two sisters, Gertha Henandez of Kermit, and Georgia Mae Brandon of Arizona; one brother, the Rev. R.J. Monie of Longview; three aunts, one uncle and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be the Masonic Brothers of Jerusalem Lodge No. 112.

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William Henry Bowen
Jan 23, 1936 - Apr 16, 1991

William Henry Bowen, 55, of League City, died April 16, 1991 in Webster.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Douglas Human and Homer Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
He was born Jan. 23, 1936 in Sherman, and had lived in League City for 13 years. He was a truck driver, a member of the Baptist Church and had served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Bowen.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jackson Bowen of League City; seven daughters, Pamela Chenault of Irving, Jenny Swindell of Grand Prairie, Bekki Murphy of Seabrook, Usa Rich of Houston, Pamela Patterson of Euless, Sandi Cherry of Allen and Diane Harris of Houston; 13 grandchildren; his parents, Opal and H.E. Leeman of Irving; and one brother, John Lewis Bowen of Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Larry Wall, Jim Jackson, Michael Murphy, Jeter Cherry, Dennis Patterson, Greg Rich, Gilbert Jackson and Bobby Jackson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 18, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • USAF KOREA
  • h/o Evelyn Ruth (King) Bowen and Barbara Fay (Jackson) Harris-Bowen; s/o John W. Bowen & Opal P. (Lewis) Bowen-Leeman
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library

Thomas Eugene Ficklin, Jr.
Jan 8, 1897 - Apr 18, 1991

Thomas E. Ficklin, 94, of Powell, died April 18, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services were 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Don Crum officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Erma and Buddy Chewning of Powell; one daughter, Thelma Bridges of Houston; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Arthur Bancroft, Royce Bancroft, Leon Aven, John Kenner, Kenneth Ray and Howard Jackson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 19, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Bessie (Strange) Ficklin; s/o Thomas Eugene Ficklin, Sr. & Kate (Robinson) Ficklin
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library

Charlotte Jane Marshall
1909 - Mar 8, 1991

Charlotte Marshall, 82, of Corsicana, died March 8, 1991 at her residence.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Solon Bailey officiating. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Lickteig of Corsicana; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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Laymond "Sis" (Collins) Wells-Watson
Mar 16, 1918 - Apr 12, 1991

"Sis" Watson, 73, of Grapevine, died April 12, 1991, at Brookhollow Manor Nursing Center in grapevine.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Chism-Smith Funeral Home in Irving, with the Rev. Jerry Bachelor officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She had lived most of her life in Dallas and was a nurse's aide at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

She is survived by two daughter, Lou Ivy of Flower Mound and Choweta Kimball of White Wright; three sons, Obria Dean Wells of Grand Prairie and Ollie Wells and Johnny Wells, both of Oak Cliff; four brothers, Irving Colling of Dallas, George Collins of Rockwall, Sam Collins of Los Angeles, and Jim Collins of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Apr. 14, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Ollie Obria Wells & Clarence E. Watson; d/o Benjamin Harrison Collins & Beulah Neoma "Oma" (Reed) Collins
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library

Helen Pauline "Polly" Davis
Mar 3, 1921 - Apr 17, 1991

Polly Davis, 70, of Corsicana, died April 17, 1991, at her residence.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev.
George Merriman officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born March 3, 1921, in Groesbeck, and lived most of her life in Corsicana. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Tex Sun Glove Company.

Survivors include one sister, Hallie Burke of Corsicana; two nieces Helen Reaves of Corsicana and Laverne Howell of Cedar Hill; and one nephew, Gary Martin of Navarro Mills.

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Juanita Lillian (Green) Harvey
Feb 12, 1913 - Mar 28, 1991

Juanita Lillian Harvey, 78, of Luling, died Mrch 28, 1991, in Luling.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. March 30, at NcNeil Cemetery, and the Rev. Charles Petty officiated. O'Bannon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 12, 1913, in Corsicana, and was a retired clerk from the clothing industry.

Survivors include one daughter, Diane Webb of Bulverde; two brothers, C.J. Green of Corsicana and William green of Mexia; and two grandsons.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 5, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o James H."Jimmy" Harvey
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library

Patty (Mitchell) Andrews
Apr 7, 1904 - Apr 4, 1991

Patty Andrews, 86, of Corsicana, died April 4, 1991, in Dallas.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Hollis Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Hollis Springs Cemetery in Van Zandt County under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.

She was a member of the First United Methodist church in Corsicana, a retired homemaker, and had lived in Corsicana for 60 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Andrews, in 1966.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Ralph Acers of Dallas; one sister, Mary Lou Grant of Martins Mill; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Ebbie Andrews, Mallard Barrier Jr., Ralph Andrews, David Mitchell, Leon Mitchell and Robert David Wolfe.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army in memory of Mrs. Andrews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr. 6, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o James Henry Andrews - d/o Thomas Jefferson Mitchell and Ida Eugenia (Strain) Mitchell
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library

Una Vay (Summers) Brinkley
Dec 1, 1905 - Apr 13, 1991

Mrs. Una Vay Summers Brinkley, 85, of Corsicana, died April 13, 1991, at navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 4 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr.
Charles Rice officiating. Burial will be in the Wortham Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 1, 1905, in Wortham. She was a schoolteacher and a bookkeeper for many years and a homemaker. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Corsicana.

She is survived by one stepson, Don Brinkley of Pearland; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two nephews and nieces-in-law, William Gary and Sara Summers of Austin, and Robert John and Rosemary Summers of Ridgefield, N.J.; and one great-niece, Sarah Summers of Ridgefield, N.J.

Pallbearers will be Don Brinkley, David Brinkley, John Brinkley, Jeff O'Neal, William Gary Summers and Robert John Summers.

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Mary Ann (Miller) Robertson
Oct 13, 1871 - Jan 6, 1953

RITES WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. George Robertson, 81, who died in Lubbock Tuesday, were held from the First Methodist church in Dawson Wednesday afternoon. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. Mrs. Robertson was a former Dawson resident.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan. 9, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George W. Robertson; d/o J. C. Miller and Mary A. (Lackey) Miller
  • George W. Robertson s/o William Carroll Robertson and Margaret A. (Foust) Robertson

Vastine Rex Tanner
Sep 7, 1918 - Mar 31, 1991

Vastine Rex Tanner, 72, of Kerens died March 31, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kerens Church of Christ, with John Kenner and Jimmy Glenn officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery. Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Family will receive visitors from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Purdon Texas. He was a 1938 graduate of Corsicana High School. He owned a TV repair shop in Kerens and Corsicana and was a repair technician. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Kerens Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Tanner of Kerens; one son and daughter-in-law, Lori and Jo Emerson of Kerens; one daughter, Rexann Baxter of Kerens; one sister, Inez Sumner of Corsicana; one aunt and uncle, Cliff and Opal Curington of Kerens; six grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be J.C. Tanner, Lewis Tanner, Joe Henderson, James Perry, Steve Baxter, Bill Stovall and Maurice Beale.

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Nannie Lela (Jackson) Horn-Collins
Feb 5, 1891-Apr 21, 1991

Nannie Collins, 100, of Kerens, died april 21, 1991, in Kerens.
Services were 2 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Chuck Biscoe officiating. Burial was in the Kerens City Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Hattie Arnett of Corsicana; one son, John Collins of Decatur; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Travis Horn, Calvin Franklin, R.A. Bain, Herman McQuary, Mike Jennings and Weston Wallace.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 22, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespiek Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • Ed, she is listed with info but her death month is supposed to be Apr. instead of Sept....Karen

David Kenneth Jones
Aug 21, 1920 - Jan 12, 1991

David Kenneth Jones, 70, of Platte City, Mo., died January 12, 1991, at his residence.

Memorial graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. John McCord officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Aur. 21, 1920, in Archards, Wash. He was the son of John H. and Anne V. Pitman Jones. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and served overseas in Africa. He was a mechanic for United Airlines for 37 years before retiring in 1978. He firstorked in the San Francisco area and later transferred to the North Kansas City area in 1956. He moved to Platte City in 1978. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Parkville, Mo. and a member of the International Association of Machinist.

He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Anne and Bob Tunell of Warsaw, Mo., and Susan Jones of Burlingame, Calif.; one aunt, Lovelle Caldwell of Corsicana; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 22, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Julia Jane (Deatherage) Jones; s/o John Hilbrant Jones & Annie Vincent (Pittman) Jones
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library

Beaulah Blanche (Sikes) Hodge
Jun 5, 1907 - Apr 21, 1991

Mrs. Beaulah Hodge, 83, of Streetman, died April 21, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. David Hale and the Rev. Jerry Manis officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born June 5, 1907, in Texas, and was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. She was a retired cashier in the restaurant business and a member of Northside Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vernon Pillans of St. Elmo; two sons, James Hodge of San Angelo, and Richard Hodge of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Clarence Sikes of Cheyenne, Who.

Pallbearers were Gaylon Blackman, Preston Bonner, James Stubbs, Don McCreary, Joe Hambrick and Ed Formby.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr. 22, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Richard Myrle Sikes, Sr; d/o Elmer Alonzo Sikes & Emma Elzada (Wilson) Sikes
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library

Clifford Littleton Brown, Jr.
Nov 22, 1908 - Apr 24, 1991

Clifford Luella [sic] Brown, Jr. 82, of Corsicana, died April 24, 1991.

Services are 2 p.m. friday at First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Charles Rice officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Nov. 22, 1908, in Sour Lake, Texas, in Hardin County. He moved to Corsicana in 1923 and graduated from Corsicana High School. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1930 and married Mary Leighton Brown June 13, 1930. He was an independent oil operator and a Shriner and was very active in the First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by one son, Clifford L. Brown III of Corsicana; and four grandchildren, Warren Brown of Cincinnati, Leighton Brown of Orange, Scott Brown of Dallas, and Mary Brown of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Mitchell Boyd, Tom Eady, Raymond Cooper, ed brown, Bill Maupin, Doug Coursey, Frank Murchison, Harold Housley, Abe Stroud, John Corley, David Ralston Jr., George Eliot, Maurice Young and Bob Lavender.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 25, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Corsicana High School Class of 1926
  • h/o Mary Bernice (Leighton) Brown; s/o Clifford Littleton Brown, Sr. & Luella (Veazey) Brown
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • This obit states that his middle name is Luella but all records show Littleton.

Mary Bernice (Leighton) Brown
Jan 8, 1910 - Apr 23, 1991

Mary Leighton Brown, 81, of Corsicana, died April 23, 1991.

Services are 2 p.. Friday at First United Methodist Church, with Dr.
Charles Rice officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Brown was born Jan. 8, 1910, in Corsicana. She graduated from Corsicana High School and married Clifford Luella [sic] Brown Jr. on June 13, 1930. She was very active in the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, Clifford L. Brown III of Corsicana; and four grandchildren, Warren Brown of Cincinnati, Leighton Brown of Orange, Scott Brown of Dallas, and Mary Brown of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Mitchell Boyd, Tom Eady, Raymond Cooper, Fred Brown, Bill Maupin, Doug Coursey, Frank Murchison, Harold Housley, Abe Stroud, John Corley, David Ralston Jr., George Eliot, Maurice Young and Bob Lavender.

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Eunice Beatrice (Hunter) Combs
Nov 19, 1918 - Apr 25, 1991

Eunice Beatrice Combs, 72, of Kerens, died April 25, 1991.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with the Rev. L.L. Conner officiating. Burial will be in Long Prairie Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Samuel Jefferson Combs Jr. of Abilene, and Danny C. Combs and Donald K. Combs, both of Kerens; two daughters, Wanda Wilkins and Barbara Schulz, both of Kerens; two brothers, Andy Hunter of New Caney and James Hunter of Splendora; one sister, Alene Pogue of New Caney; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Samuel Waymon McDaniel, Sr.
Jul 23, 1932 - Oct 25, 1951

S. W. McDaniel Services Sunday

Funeral services for Samuel Waymon McDaniel, 19, fatally injured late Thursday in a an auto-trailer mishap near Athens, will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m.

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

George York, Jr., 23, and Alvis Elmer Miles, 25, both of Corsicana, companions of McDaniel, were slightly hurt.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Samuel Waymon McDaniel, Jr.; mother, Mrs. D. L. Henderson; two brothers, Doyle Henderson and LeRoy Henderson, all of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Loraine Lucas, Beaumont, and Miss Patricia Ann Henderson, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be A. L. Douglas, W. C. Read, Gordo Bland, John Dawson, Daniel parson and O. D. Bamburg.

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Samuel Waymon McDaniel, II
Oct 1, 1951 - Jul 8, 1971

McDaniel

Sgt. 5 Samuel W. McDaniel II, 19, died July 8, in Vietnam. He was a native of Corsicana.

Funeral services are to be Saturday at 4 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Hamilton cemetery. A U. S. Army chaplin will officiate at the military services.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Beamon of Wharton; one brother, Jerry Beamon of U. S. Army; and a grandmother, Mrs. Callie Garcia of Corsicana.

An Honor guard from Fort Hood is to serve as pallbearers.

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Thelma (Jackson) McDaniel
Mar 31, 1900 - Sep 12, 1956

Mrs. McDaniel Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Edgar McDaniel, 56, of Richland, will be held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marion Ford, former pastor of the First Baptist Church in Richland.

Mrs. McDaniel died in the Harris Memorial Hospital in Fort Worth Wednesday following a brief illness.

Surviving are her husband and a son, Earl McDaniel, Jr., both of Richland; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Zane Hayes, Dallas; four grandchildren, Bobby and Randy Jun McDaniel, Richland; Gregg and Jana Zane Hayes, Dallas; three brothers, Tom Jackson, Oklahoma City; J. E. Jackson, Stamford, and Amos Jackson, Temple; three sisters, Mrs. C. W. Stough, Arlington; Mrs. Lela Martin, Rogers, and Mrs. Zennie Goodman, Wharton and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be James H. Edgar, Sam Frost, Elven Wright, R. L. Arnold, H. A. Burleson and Pat Cooper.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 14, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Earl McDaniel, Sr; d/o James Edward “Jim” Jackson & Rebecca Bell Donie (Roscoe) Jackson buried in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Tx.

John Estell Bradshaw
Nov 7, 1877 - Jan 24, 1953

John E. Bradshaw Services Monday

John E. Bradshaw, 75, retired farmer, was found dead at his home in Navarro Sunday morning. Natural causes were ascribed as the cause of death. He had resided at Navarro 21 years.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Grape Creek Methodist church. Burial was in the Grape Creek cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. G. L. Johnson, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are a son, J. E. Bradshaw, Jr., San Angelo; two daughters, Mrs. O. B. Scruggs, Navarro, and Mrs. G. C. Roe, Wichita Falls; 14 grandchildren; a brother, Emmett Bradshaw, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Margie Hendrix, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pat Horn, Afton Smith, John W. McKanna, O. T. Capehart, J. A. Scruggs and Jodie Wilcox.

Corley directed.

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Cleo Sullivan Pugh
May 3, 1896 - Jan 4, 1953

C. S. Pugh Rites Are Held Monday

Cleo Sullivan Pugh, 56, World War I veteran, died at his home on Highway 709 several miles South of Corsicana Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the family residence Monday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Jasper Manton, Dallas Presbyterian minister, assisted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving is his mother, Mrs. H. H. Pugh, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Charles Pugh, John Pugh, Clifton Pugh, Ralph Pugh, James Highnote and L. G. Highnote.

McCammon directed.

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Rufus George Lowe
Dec 24, 1931 - Jun 2, 2020

Rufus George Lowe, age 88, of Kerens passed away at his residence on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. He was born in Emhouse, Texas on December 24, 1931 to Rufus Lowe and Deola Boyd Lowe.

Rufus earned his GED while he was in the U.S. Marines. He served in the military for over 8 years and earned the grade of Second Lieutenant.

He was a union carpenter before retirement.

Rufus was preceded in death by his wife, Rose M. Silva Lowe, his sister, Mary Jewel Keele and her husband Jesse Keele, and his brother-in-law Lloyd Nichols.

He is survived by his children; Deola Allen and Jessie Allen, Rose Derringer and Paul Ray Buchanan, David Lowe and Heather Dees, Ney Ney Lowe and Justin Lindsey and James Allen, Sr.; his grandchildren; Anthony and Jenny Furtek, Justin Allen, James Allen Jr., Vanessa Allen and Rick Dingledine, Ridgell, Jr. and Jessica Woody, Jonathan Woody, Joey Buchanan, Jonny Buchanan, Katie Buchanan and Josh Lamb; and great grandkids Auttumn Furtek Stevens, Skylar Furtek Stevens, Kianna Furtek, Lyric Lamb, Ryder Lamb, Letti Lamb, and Sonny Woody. He also leaves behind numerous other family members and friends.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Mr. Rufus G. Lowe, 88 of Kerens passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his residence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 3 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Social distancing guidelines will be observed.

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Edith "Fern" (Tinkle) Lackey
Apr 8, 1920 - Aug 18, 2019

Edith Fern Lackey, at the age of 99, entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday, August 18, 2019. She was born in Emhouse, Texas to John and Lida Lee (Turner) Tinkle on Thursday, April 8, 1920. Fern lived a long, blessed and humble life. Her door was always open to friends, family and anyone who may need it. Her family fondly remembers the love and devotion she had to her husband J.M. Lackey for over 60 years, and how she loved being a grandmother. Fern always spent as much time with her family as possible, although spending time with her grandkids was always her delight. Fern was a long-time member and dedicated secretary at First Baptist Irving, where she enjoyed teaching others about her faith in Sunday School. Her favorite place to eat was Joe's Coffee Shop in Irving, where she was a regular. Fern is reunited in Heaven with her parents John and Lida Tinkle, beloved husband J.M. Lackey, son Jay Edwin Lackey, and brothers Edwin, Bill and Buddy Tinkle. Left to cherish her memory are daughter Lida Stark and husband Bill; daughter in law Linda Lackey; brother Nathan Tinkle and wife Dena; grandson Raymond Scott Lackey; grandson Jay Gilmer Lackey; granddaughter Rene Lee (Stark) Roberts and husband Joey; granddaughter Edith Lynn (Stark) Kennedy and husband Chris; grandson Nathan Eric Lackey and wife Emily; great grandkids William James Roberts, Jay Ethan Kennedy, Nathan Edwin Lackey and Caleb Benjamin Lackey; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other extended loving family. A graveside service will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd.
 

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Clem Mitchell Dixon Jr., CPL
Aug 3, 1922 - Mar 14, 2015

Clem Mitchell Dixon, age 92, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home and has joined those that have gone before him. Clem was born in Emhouse, TX and later joined the United States Army where he served five major campaigns under General Patton, 90th Division 3rd Army. Upon his return to the States he met and married his sweetheart of 69 years Jerrene Dixon. They moved from Texas to New Mexico where he worked for the Sandia Corporation. Clem was an International Vice President of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International.

Clem is survived by his wife Jerrene Dixon; sons David and wife Hilda Dixon; Jerry and wife Rose Dixon and grandchildren: Mark, Sean, Dan and Dixon and granddaughter Jessica Dixon Neal; Randi Hoffman and Morgan Grenz; and many great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 12:00 PM Friday at French's Mortuary at Wyoming and Harper NE in Albuquerque with burial services at 3:00 PM at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe.

In lieu of flowers we ask that people donate to their favorite

Veteran's organization.

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Dubart Dockery
May 20, 1924 - May 1, 1991

Dubart Dockery died recently in Huntsville.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Huntsville Funeral Home. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Friday in Dresden Cemetery in Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Dockery of Huntsville; three daughters, DeEdre Guggenheim of Houston, Nancy Simmons of Huntsville and Shirley Walker of Kyle; two sons, Kyle Dockery of Huntsville and David Dockery of Baytown; nine grandchildren; one brother, Verdell Dockery; and two sisters, Ruby Robinson and Imogene Ray, both of Waco.

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Madie Virtelle (Baker) Pressly
Sep 9, 1918 - Mar 1, 1991

Virtelle Pressly, 72, of Corsicana, died May 1, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Carl Utley officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Reynolds of Fort Worth; one sister, Gladys Gaulding of Corpus Christi; three grandchildren, Doug Reynolds of Roane, and Dan Reynolds and Scott Reynolds, both of Fort Worth; and two great-grandchildren.

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Thomas George “TeeGee” Smith
Nov 10, 1896 - Apr 5, 1953

T. G. Smith Rites Monday Afternoon

T. G. Smith, 56, city street department employee, died at his home, 424 South Twelfth street, Sunday morning.

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

The rites were conducted by Luther G. Roberts, minister of the West Side Church of Christ, and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Billy Ray Smith, police force, Corsicana; a grandchild, two brothers, Ira and Joe Smith, both of Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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Sarah Levenia (Herod) Sprinkle
Dec 14, 1873 - Feb 1, 1953

Mrs. Sprinkle Services Monday

Mrs. Sarah L. Sprinkle, 79, former resident of Pursley, died at her home, 808 West Eleventh avenue, early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Missionary Baptist church Monday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. E. Dale, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Henry Sprinkle, San Angelo; Chester L. Sprinkle and Homer Sprinkle, both of Corsicana, and Tommy C. Sprinkle, Fort Worth; five daughters, Mrs. G. S. Rinkler, Mrs. Ray Robinson and Mrs. Tom Harrison, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Johnnie Albritton, Chicago, and Mrs. Roland Rogers, Waxahachie; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, S. F. Herrod, Richland; Walter, Willie and Warren Herod, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. M. L. Brock, Littlefield; Mrs. G. B. Coker, Brownfield, Mrs. D. C. Langston, Austin, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Joseph Jethro ”Joe” Lane
Dec 19, 1869 - Jul 9, 1956

Joe Lane Rites Held At Pursley

Funeral services for Joe J. Lane, 86, native of Tennessee, retired farmer, who died at his home on Route 1, Dawson, Monday after a brief illness, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Pursley Church of Christ. The rites were conducted by Minister J. C. Mahoney. Burial was in the Union High cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Lane, Route 1, Dawson, three sons, A. J. Lane, Wortham, J. E. and Glen Lane, both of Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Harris, Mexia, and Mrs. H. P. Hardy, Dawson, 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a step grandson and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. C. Warren, A. M. Murray, J. C. Murray, G. W. Cappock, Charlie Clark, C. C. Clark, H. G. Wallace and Benny Dyer.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 10, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lewellen Allie (Cope) Lane married Mar 8, 1898 2nd wife Mattie Jane (Lyles) Lane married Jan 27, 1921

Leon Lee
Jun 2, 1926 - Jul 24, 1953

Corsicana Marine Killed In Korea

Pfc. Leon Lee, 27, US Marine Corps, was killed in action July 24 in Korea, according to a telegram received by his mother, Birdie B. Lee, Route 1, Rice, Monday, July 27, the day of the truce.

The Marine formerly was yard and house boy at the John P. Mayfield home here. He had been captured earlier, but escaped, his former employer was advised, only to be fatally wounded.

Lee attended Jackson High School.

Surviving are his mother, several brothers, two sisters, and other relatives.

The telegram was signed by Lamuel C. Shepherd, Jr., General USMC, commandant of the Marine Corps, and pointed out that no details were immediately available, but additional information would be forwarded when received.

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Marine Rites Slated Sunday

The body of Private First Class Leon Lee, 24, U. S. Marine, killed in action in Korea, July 24, three days before the armistice is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Sunday at 9:28 a.m. over the Southern Pacific Lines, according to a telegram received by the mother, Birdie B. Lee, Route 1, Rice, Tupelo community. Staff Sergeant Allen Morrison is accompanying the body that left Oakland Friday.

Funeral services will be held from the Hester Grove Missionary Baptist church at Tupelo Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial will be at Chatfield.

The Marine attended Jackson High School here.

Surviving are his mother; three brothers, P. W., Jimmy and Arthur Lee, all of Corsicana, and four sisters, Ruby Mackey, Corsicana; Rosa Mackey, Hobbs, N.M.; Mattie Bess Lee and Birdie Louise Lee, both of Corsicana.

Calhoun Funeral Home directs.

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Pinkerton Jefferson “Jeffy” Jones
Aug 10, 1885 - Dec 16, 1953

Kerens Grocer Dies Wednesday

KERENS. Dec. 17—(Spl.)—P. J. Jones, 68, grocer, died at his home on the Bazette road here Wednesday afternoon following a short illness.

He was born and reared in Bazette, but had resided here for many years.

Funeral services were held from the family home Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Smith, Whitney Methodist minister, formerly of Kerens; Rev. Thomas Tribble, pastor, First Methodist church, and Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Inmon, Jr., Hearne, and Mrs. B. C. Bailey, Texas City; a granddaughter, Ann Bailey, Texas City; two brothers, Ernest Jones, Gilmer and Tommy Jones, Kerens; four sisters, Miss Annie Jones, Mrs. Johnny Mills, Mrs. Robert Green and Mrs. Joe Wilson, all of Kerens.

Pallbearers were Aalon Gray, Joe Wilson, John Smith, Floyd Adkins, Hershal McGown and T. M. Shelton.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Georgia Etta (Jones) Green
Jan 26, 1888 - Mar 23, 1965

Mrs. Green, 77, Dies Tuesday

KERENS, March 24, (Spl.)—Mrs. R. J. Greene, 77, life-long resident of the Bazette area, died Tuesday in Memorial hospital in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Paschal Funeral Chapel with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Billy Joe and Donley Glenn Green, both of Bazette, and Bobby Gene Green, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. R. J. Dixon and Mrs. H. A. Knight, both of Longview; Mrs. Roy Pohl, Mrs. J. F. Bassham, Mrs. W. L. Boulware, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. E. E. Rudolph, Dallas; two brothers, Tommy Jones, Kerens, and E. S. Jones, Gilmer; three sisters, Mrs. J. S. Watson, Miss Annie Jones, and Mrs. J. F. Mills, all of Kerens; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Annie Lee Jones, Miss
Dec 17, 1889 - Sep 28, 1976

Miss Jones

Services for Miss Annie Jones, 86, of Kerens, who died who died this morning at Maywood Manor Rest Home, will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the First Baptist Church of Kerens. The Rev. Van Houser will officiate, with burial in Bazette Cemetery.

A native of Kerens, Miss Jones had lived for about five years at Maywood Manor. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kerens.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Johnny Mills and Mrs. Era Wilson, both of Kerens; and by a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd Kent, Weldon Morris, R. H. Hillard, W. L. Bain, Homer Carroll and J. L. Whorton.

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Thomas Watson “Tommy” Jones
Jul 4, 1896 - Feb 8, 1971

Jones Rites Wednesday

KERENS—Services for Thomas W. (Tommy) Jones, 74, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from Paschal Funeral Home, the Rev. Ralph Stovall officiating. Burial will be in Bazette cemetery.

Jones a Bazette resident and life-long resident of Navarro County, died Monday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Bazette Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Mills, Mrs. J. S. Wilson and Annie Jones, all of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mary Elizabeth (McFadden) Hunt
Dec. 8, 1855 - Dec. 28, 1953

Mrs. Mary Hunt Dies In Austin

Mrs. Mary E. Hunt, 98, life-long resident of the Kerens and Bazette communities, died in Austin Monday afternoon.

The body is being returned to Corsicana. Funeral arrangements are pending but burial will be in the Bazette cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. T. M. Nowlin, Shreveport; a granddaughter, Mrs. Doris Santa, Shreveport; two grandsons, D. A. Nowlin, Tucson, Ariz., and B. A. Nowlin, Longview; and seven great-grandchildren.

Corley directs.

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Sherman Leroy Watson
Dec 25, 1932 - Oct 12, 1951

Pfc. S. L. Watson Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Pfc. Sherman Leroy Watson, 18, U. S. Marine, who died at Oceanside, Calif., Friday, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Griffin Chapel.

The Marine died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of North Side Baptist church. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery, where the American Legion and National Guard conducted military services.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Watson, Richland; three brothers, Eldon Watson, Richland; O. J. and Gene Watson, both of Dallas; five sisters, Mrs. Loyd Britton, Richland; Mrs. Ruby Raines, Pensacola, Fla.; Mrs. Roxie Raborn and Miss LaVerne Watson, both of Dallas, and Miss Tincy Lee Watson, Richland.

Pallbearers were Loyd R. Britton, Lewis Tanner, Virgil L. Tidwell, Eugene Murray, J. R. Murray and LaVerne Isabell.

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Eldon Thomas Watson
Dec 31, 1925 - Oct 23, 1972

E. T. Watson

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Eldon T. Watson, 48, of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, and burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include the mother, Mary Lou Watson of Corsicana; his father, Clarence Watson of Corsicana; two brothers, Gene Watson and O. J. Watson; five sisters, Mrs. Opal Britton of Corsicana, Mrs. Ruby Gadner of Buna, Mrs. Roxie Thornton and Mrs. Lavurne Atchison of Navarro and Mrs. Vera Mock; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Watson, Don Gilda, Calvin Hubbard, Lloyd Britton, James McGaugh and Raymond Britton.

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E. T. T. Watson

Services were at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Elton T. Watson, 48, of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Charles Pringle officiated, and burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include the mother, the father, two brothers, five sisters, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Merian Marshall Franks
Nov 10, 1920 - Apr 20, 1951

Marshall Franks Services Sunday

Funeral services for Marshall Franks, 31, fatally injured last week when two tankers collided in the Gulf of Mexico, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

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

He formerly lived at Rice.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. C. Franks, Bryan; three brothers, Will Thomas Franks and Roland Franks, both of Bryan, and Vernon Franks, Nacogdoches; a sister, Mrs. Jack Leach, Rice, and other relatives.

The American Legion will conduct graveside services and provide pallbearers.

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Andrew Jackson Daniel
Nov 13, 1872 - Jan 5, 1951

A. J. Daniel Dies Early Saturday

Andrew Jackson Daniel, 77, grocer, died at the family residence, 756 Ninth Avenue, at an early hour Saturday.

Funeral services are to be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Millard B. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

A native of Louisiana, he had resided in Corsicana 17 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, Aaron, Irvin, Wayne Daniel, all of Corsicana; Woodrow Daniel, Tulsa, and Tilton Daniel, San Antonio; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Morrison, Pasadena; Mrs. J. B. Clay, Houston; Mrs. Rudy Zalesky, Dallas, and Mrs. Earl Levine, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Pete Warren, Roy Brown, A. J. Whistler, O. C. Cole, C. C. Barron and C. M. Barron.

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Funeral Sunday For A. J. Daniel

Funeral Sunday For A. J. Daniel, 77, grocer, who died at his residence, 758 West Ninth avenue early Saturday, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Millard B. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, Aaron, Irvin and Wayne Daniel, all of Corsicana; Woodrow Daniel, Tulsa; and Tildon Daniel, San Antonio; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Morrison, Pasadena; Mrs. J. B. Clay, Houston; Mrs. Rudy Zalesky, Dallas, and Mrs. Earl Levine, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a brother, Joe E. Daniel, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Pete Warren, Ray Brown, A. J. Whistler, O. C. Cole, C. C. Barron and C. M. Barron.

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Floyd S. Stokes
Jan 19, 1887 - Dec 25, 1958

Friday Rites For F. S. Stokes

F. S. Stokes, aged 71 years, died at the Twilight Home Thursday morning.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two brothers, Earl Stokes, Fort Worth, and Glenn Stokes, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. V. C. Turns, Corsicana, and Mrs. Guy Williams, Pasadena, Texas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Stokes Armstrong, C. J. Armstrong, W. R. Pullin, W. G. Stokes, Ernest Stokes, Billy Armstrong.

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David Hector Flood
Sep 9, 1906 - Jan 18, 1951

D. H. Flood Dies Thursday Night

David Hector Flood, 44, of Dallas, died in Baylor Hospital Thursday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held sometime Saturday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Flood was reared in Corsicana, but had made his home in Dallas for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Henderson, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. George Blood, Jr., and Mrs. Obie Mims, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan. 19, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Clemmie Jo (UNKNOWN) Flood; s/o John Flood & Emma Mae (Mayo) Flood-Henderson (Step-father Clyde J. Henderson)

Emma Mae (Mayo) Flood-Henderson
Oct 5, 1888 - May 20, 1962

Mrs. Henderson Expires Sunday

Mrs. Emma Henderson, 73, native of Nashville, Tenn., died at the Hilliard Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, Sunday. She had resided in Corsicana 47 years.

Funeral rites will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Obie Mims, Houston, and Mrs. G. W. Blood, Fort Worth; two brothers, Johnny and William Mayo, both of Monticello, Ark.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 21, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Flood 2nd Clyde J. Henderson; d/o Samuel W. Mayo & Martha K. “Mattie” (Littleton) Mayo buried in Oakwood cemetery

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Mrs. Henderson Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Henderson, 73, who died here Sunday, were to be held in Corley Chapel Tuesday (today) at 4 p.m. with burial in Hamilton cemetery.

Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of Missionary Baptist church, was to conduct.

Although a native of Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. Henderson lived in Corsicana 47 years. She died at the Hilliard Home, 308 West Seventh avenue.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Obie Mims, Houston, and Mrs. G. W. Blood, Fort Worth; two brothers, Johnny and William Mayo, both of Monticello, Ark.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

To serve as pallbearers were J. C. Freeman, Joe Gibbs, Marshall Weems, Robert Joyner, J. W. Cranford and Bennie Heathcote.

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Clyde J. Henderson
Apr 29, 1894 - Feb 10, 1959

C. Henderson Dies Tuesday

Clyde Henderson, former Corsicana resident, died in Terrell Tuesday night.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon but will be held here probably sometime Thursday with Corley in charge.

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C. J. Henderson Rites Thursday

Clyde J. Henderson, 64, truck driver, died Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Henderson, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Henderson, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Blood, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Obie Mims, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. A. B. Tuck, Corsicana, and Mrs. Henry b. Sikes, Sr., Tyler, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be David Blood, R. C. Buck, Marshall Weems, Hubert Joyner, Earl Joyner, Robert Joyner and R. D. Gibbons.

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Obie Mims
Nov 9, 1909 - Sep 14, 1970

Obie Mims Dies Monday

Obie Mims, 60, of Houston, died there early Monday. He was a former resident of Corsicana for many years.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle of Houston, and other relatives.

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Mims Funeral Set Wednesday

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Obie Mims, 60, former Corsicana resident who died in Houston where he lived. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Baptist Church. The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Weldon Eaton, Rufus Pevehouse, Milford Shook, Thomas Johnson, James Gary Benton, Ricky Henderson and Delbert Parr.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Benton and Mrs. H. E. Henderson, both of Houston; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lemma Rave and Mrs. Robert Grant, both of Corsicana.

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Mims Rites

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Obie Mims, 60, Houston, formerly of Corsicana. The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters.

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Richard Lee Sprinkle
Dec 22, 1944 - Apr 12, 1951

Six-Year-Old Boy Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Richard Lee Sprinkle, aged six years, who died at the family home Thursday afternoon following an extended illness, were held Saturday from the First Christian church.

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

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sprinkle; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sprinkle, and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Pickins; and great-grandparents, Mrs. B. D. Pickens, Mrs. S. L. Sprinkle, and Mrs. C. H. Donaho, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Ernest J. McGaugh, George Gillespie, W. M. Baker, William W. McPherson, Emmett B. Dosser and J. C. Payne.

McCammon directed.

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Patricia Elaine Stokes
Jul 14, 1949 - Sep 4, 1951

Cleburne Child Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Patricia Elaine Stokes, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis M. Stokes of Cleburne, who died Tuesday night at Cleburne, were held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of Calvary Baptist church, assisted by Rev. J. L. Oliver, pastor of the Mertens Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, David Wayne and Randall Allen Stokes, all of Cleburne; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Bonner, Angus and Mr. and Mrs. Kyle H. Stokes, Mertens; and great-grandparents, Mrs. J. C. Meredith, Brandon, and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Stokes, Emhouse and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lawrence Bonner, Freddie Bonner, W. E. McBride and James Earl McMillan.

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Annie (Williams) Stokes
1877 - Mar 17, 1962

Mrs. Stokes Dies Saturday

Mrs. Annie Stokes, 84, Twilight Home, died in Memorial hospital early Saturday morning. She was the widow of the late Floyd Stokes.

Born, September 12, 1877, at Deckerd, Tenn., Mrs. Stokes had resided in Corsicana all of her adult life coming to Texas when 17 years of age.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor, Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are three brothers, Jim, Walter, and Floyd Williams, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Thompson, Amarillo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ollie Watkins, Henry Slate, James E. Stokes, Clarence Barlow, Ernest Copley, J. W. Murray and Woodrow Wilson.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Stokes

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Stokes, 84, widow of the late Floyd Stokes, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Native of Decherd, Tenn., Mrs. Stokes came to Texas when 17 years of age and spent most of her adult life in Corsicana.

Surviving are three brothers, Jim, Walter, and Floyd Williams, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Thompson, Amarillo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ollie Watkins, Henry Slate, James E. Stokes, Clarence Barlow, Ernest Copley, J. W. Murray and Woodrow Wilson.

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Cassandra “Cassie” (Bennett) Matlock-Howard
Dec 17, 1874 - May 23, 1962

Mrs. C. Howard Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Cassie Howard, 88, Route 2, practical nurse, native of Navarro county, died at Memorial Hospital early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elvia Garrison, Corsicana; a son, Elvert Matlock, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. M. Anderson, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. K. M. Hearn, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 23, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband George Thomas Matlock 2nd husband Henry Jackson Howard; d/o Francis Marion Bennett & Orlena (Trammell) Bennett buried in White cemetery, Richland, Tx.

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Hold Services Mrs. Howard

Funeral services for Mrs. Cassie Howard, 88, practical nurse, Route 2, Corsicana, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday, were to be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. She was a native of Navarro county.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. K. M. Hearn, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. Burial was in the
Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elvia Garrison, Corsicana; a son, Elvert Matlock, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. M. Anderson, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Don Taylor, Tillman Rogers, Joe Bennett, T. M. Anderson, Roger Victory and Alton Frost.

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Lena (Stokes) Smith
Jun 30, 1883 - Sep 2, 1951

Mrs. A. L. Smith Services Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. A. L. Smith, 68, former Corsicana resident, who died at her home in Pasadena, Sunday, were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sturdyvant of Pasadena, assisted by Rev. E. P. Goodman, pastor of the church here, and Rev. W. T. Boulware of Cleburne.

Surviving are a son, Harold Smith, Pasadena; a daughter, Mrs. J. P. Jamison, Pasadena; three brothers, Glenn Stokes, Corsicana; Floyd Stokes, Corsicana, and Earl Stokes, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Turns, Corsicana, and Mrs. Guy Williams, Pasadena; and two grandchildren.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Willie Morris Burns, Sr.
Feb 13, 1886 - Jul 31, 1951

Funeral services for W. M. Burns, 65, who died early Tuesday, will be held from the Corley Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Fred Gibson, Church of Christ minister.

A native of Alabama, Burns had been a resident of Navarro county most of his life and in Corsicana about 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; four sons, Joe C. Burns, Newport, Ark.; J. M. Burns, Fort Worth; Carl Burns, U. S. Army, and W. M. Burns, Jr., U. S. Navy; two daughters, Mrs. Ovie Mahoney and Mrs. H. L. Steele, both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Doyle Smith, Tomball; four brothers, John, Bob and Fred Burns, all of Corsicana, and Clyde Burns, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 1, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Clara Lee Otie (West) Burns; s/o Jonathon Claiborne Burns & Arabelle (Morris) Burns buried in Dresden cemetery

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Thursday Rites For W. M. Burns

Funeral services for W. M. Burns, 65, who died early Tuesday, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Fred Gibson, Church of Christ minister.

Native of Alabama, Burns had resided in Navarro county most of his life.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; four sons, Joe C. Burns, Newport, Ark.; J. M. Burns, Fort Worth; Carl Burns, U. S. Army, and W. M. Burns, Jr., U. S. Navy; two daughters, Mrs. Ovie Mahoney and Mrs. H. L. Steele, both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Doyle Smith, Tomball; four brothers, John, Bob and Fred Burns, all of Corsicana, and Clyde Burns, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Seale, L. E. Smith, F. M. Copeland, Sam Anderson, Lee Mahoney and John Mahoney.

Corley directed.

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Jo Ann Williamson
B&D Jul 31, 1951

Infant’s Rites Set Thursday

Funeral services for an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Williamson, 1220 West Seventh avenue, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in
Hamilton cemetery.

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

The infant died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williamson, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. K. Harris, Hillsboro.

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Infant’s Rites Held Thursday

Funeral services for an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Williamson, 1220 West Seventh avenue, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Corley Chapel.

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

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williamson, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. K. Harris, Hillsboro.

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Mac Manlove "Mack" Smith, Rev.
Apr 5, 1858 - Sep 21, 1951

Retired Methodist Minister Expires

Rev. Mac Manlove Smith, 92-year-old retired Methodist minister, a former Corsicana resident, died at his home in Waco Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Methodist church in Waco with Rev. C. H. Cole, pastor, and Dr. Chet C. Henderson, pastor of First Methodist church here, officiating.

Burial will be in
Hamilton cemetery southwest of Corsicana with graveside rites at 2:30 p.m.

Among pastorates held by the Rev. Mr. Smith were Turnerville, Bosqueville, China Springs, Wortham, Rogers. Period and several in Hamilton County.

A native of Tennessee he came to Texas in 1881, settling in Corsicana, where he began his ministry.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, E. A., W. S. and Rankin Smith, all of Waco, and Mac F. Smith, Bosqueville; a sister, Mrs. G. W. Gooch, Mississippi; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A niece, Mrs. Graham Dickson, resides in Corsicana.

The Rev. M. Smith retired in 1925.

McCammon will direct.

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Virgil Gideon “Virgie” Blackburn, Sr.
Oct 28, 1905 - Feb 5, 1975

V. Blackburn

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Virgil (Virgie) Blackburn, 69, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Claude Holcomb, Church of Christ, minister will officiate, and burial will be at
Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

He was a native of Kerens, and had lived in Corsicana 30 years.

Survivors include his widow, of Corsicana, two sons, Virgil Blackburn, Jr. of Singapore and Home L. Blackburn of Houston; a grandson, Larry Blackburn of Houston; two brothers, Leslie Blackburn of Eureka and Joe Blackburn of Trinidad and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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V. Blackburn

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Virgie (Virgie) Blackburn, 69, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at memorial Hospital.

Claude Holcomb, Church of Christ minister, will officiate, and burial will be at the
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, a grandson, two brothers and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Anton Zack Keller
Jan 16, 1906 - Dec 31, 1950

Anton Keller Is Killed By Train

Anton Zack Keller, 44 was instantly killed about 8 p.m. Sunday at the Southern Pacific lines crossing on East Fifth avenue. The southbound Sunbeam passenger train was said by officers to have struck the pedestrian.

The train was operated by L. W. Willis, engineer, and S. R. Curry, conductor.

Keller was born in Corsicana, Jan. 16, 1906.

Funeral services will be held from the Assembly of God church Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bracy O. Greer, pastor.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Keller, Corsicana; two sons, Billy and Eddie Keller and a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Murray, all of Houston; a brother, Lee Keller; three sisters, Mrs. R. R. Brown, Mrs. J. L. Bibb and Mrs. Estelle Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ocie Renfrow, Elbert Cox, Everett Ivie, James Love, J. B. Thompkins and W. S. Schomerus.

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Rites For Train Victim Tuesday

Funeral services for Anton Zack Keller, 44, killed by the Southern Pacific Sunbeam Sunday night at the East Fifth avenue crossing, are to be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Assembly of God Church.

Burial will be in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Bracey I. Greer, pastor.

Police said the southbound passenger train struck Keller as he walked across the tracks.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Keller, Corsicana; two sons, Billy and Eddie Keller and a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Murray, all of Houston; a brother, Lee Keller; three sisters, Mrs. R. R. Brown, Mrs. J. L. Bibb and Mrs. Estelle Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be Ocie Renfrow, Elbert Cox, Everett Ivie, James Love, J. B. Thompkins and W. S. Schomerus.

Corley directed.

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John Lionel Keller
Oct 7, 1879 - Oct 17, 1953

John L. Keller Dies Saturday

John L. Keller, 74, long-time Corsicana plumber, died at his home, 301 Havner avenue, Saturday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. S. A. Hodges, pastor of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Lee Keller, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Reuben R. Brown, Mrs. Jess Bibbs, and Mrs. Estell Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana; 21 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. May Thorn and Mrs. Josie Buchanan, and a brother, E. A. Keller, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dave Borden, Sam Gordon, Charlie Ellington, James Nelson, Robert Nelson and Jimmie Stout.

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John L. Keller Services Sunday

Funeral services for John L. Keller, 74, long-time plumber, who died at his home 301 Havner avenue Saturday morning, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. S. A. Hodges, pastor of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Lee Keller, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Reuben R. Brown, Mrs. Jess Bibbs, and Mrs. Estell Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana; 21 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. May Thorn and Mrs. Josie Buchanan, and a brother, E. A. Keller, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dave Borden, Sam Gordon, Charlie Ellington, James Nelson, Robert Nelson and Jimmie Stout.

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October 19, 1953
John Kenner Rites Held at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas. - John L. Kenner, 74, long-time Corsicana plumber, died at his home here Saturday.
Funeral services were held from the Corsicana Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.
Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. S. A. Hodges, pastor of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Lee Keller of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Reuben R. Brown, Mrs. Jess L. Bibbs and Mrs. Estell Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana; twenty-one grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. May Thorn and Mrs. Josie Buchanan, and a brother, E. A. Keller, all of Corsicana.

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Maggie Letta (Muirhead) Keller
May 4, 1884 - May 7, 1974

Mrs. Keller

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. John Keller, 90, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. David Williams will officiate, with burial to follow at
Hamilton cemetery.

She was a native of Arkansas and had lived most of her life in Corsicana.

She is survived by a son, Lee Keller of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. R. R. Brown, Mrs. Beulah May Biggs, and Mrs. Extell McCary all of Corsicana; 22 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Virgie (Hoolahan) Pollock-Matlock
Aug 27, 1891 - Dec 31, 1950

Mrs. G. B. Matlock Dies On Sunday

Mrs. Virgie Matlock, 59, died at the family home, Route 4, Corsicana, near Camp Wanica, Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in
Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors are her husband, G. B. Matlock, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Viola Summers, Cedar Hill; Mrs. Charlie Hordge, Los Angeles; Mrs. Bridget Jenkins and Mrs. Marguerite Roberts, both of Dallas; a brother, Dennis Hoolahan, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Alton Frost, Preston Frost, Buddy Bennett, Thomas Pritchard, Jimmy Roberts and Burl Bennett.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 1, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Pollock 2nd husband Guy Bennett Matlock; d/o Dennis Hoolahan & Eliza Jane (Trimble) Hoolahan

George Bennett Matlock
Sep 21, 1900 - Mar 21, 1954

Pistol Is Cause Of Double Death

Juvenile delinquency charges will be filed against a 13-year-old boy who shot and killed his stepfather at Mildred early Sunday.

A 38-40 calibre pistol the boy’s sister, Thelma Cleo Shaunfield, used to commit suicide the same day caused an argument which led to the stepfather’s death.

The slain man was Guy Bennett Matlock, 53-year-old carpenter.

Hearing scheduled
County Attorney Riley Eugene Fletcher and Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse conferred Monday with District Judge A. P. Mays about the shooting. They said the judge suggested filing of the charges. A hearing probably will be held in the near future.

Justice of the Peace J. W. Sheppard and Sheriff Pevehouse, following an investigation of the unusual case, said it happened this way:

The Shaunfield woman, 22 had been despondent and had threatened to kill herself. She went to the home of her stepfather in Mildred and got his pistol.

Matlock missing the weapon, accused his wife of taking it. An argument resulted.
Protects Mother
Mrs. Matlock and her son, Charles, 13, told officers the man attacked his wife. The boy, trying to protect his mother, grabbed a .22 rifle and fired. Two bullets struck Matlock, one in the heart.

Some five hours later, the 22-year-old daughter was found dead in the bathroom of a rooming house here (206 South Twelfth street, where she had resided. Judge Sheppard returned a suicide verdict in her death.

Matlock was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital about 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Judge Sheppard returned a coroner’s verdict of homicide in the case.

Deputies Pete McCain and Howe French joined the sheriff in his investigation.

The officers quoted Mrs. Matlock and the boy as saying the slain man attacked his wife, throwing her against the house and a truck after being unable to find his missing gun.

Good Friends
Mrs. Matlock said her husband and young Charles were good friends and had gone fishing Saturday afternoon. Her version of the shooting according to investigating officers, was that her son sought to protect her; and after shooting the rifle in the air in an effort to frighten his stepfather, the youth was pursued by Matlock. Then the youth fired “three or four” times, Sheriff Pevehouse quoted him as saying. One of the bullets struck Matlock in the left breast, entering the heart. Another went through his right arm.

Reside Near Mildred
The family resides on the W. B. Humphries farm near old Mildred. After the shooting, the youth went to a neighbor’s house while the mother came to Corsicana in a Corley ambulance which was summoned.

When county officers went to the scene, they found that the boy had returned home and had gone to bed in the houst alone. He was not arrested.

Deputy McCain and City Officer Steele answered the call at the bathroom shooting incident.

Force Door
Miss Shaunfield’s body was in the bathroom, where she had gone about 6 a.m. Occupants of the house forced open the locked door after hearing the shot.

Sheriff Pevehouse quoted relatives as saying Miss Shaunfield had threatened to shoot herself.

The 38-40 revolver, which brought about the double-tragedy, was found in the bathroom. Miss Shaunfield fired one bullet into her neck, and it went through her head.

Judge Sheppard returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted.”

Miss Shaunfield recently had attended school and worked in Austin, officers said. She was unemployed at the time of her death. Relatives reported she had been despondent for the last several days.

Deputy McCain reported finding a lengthy letter she had written, telling numerous persons “goodbye,” and in which she referred suicide.

Rites Held Monday
Funeral services for Thelma Shaunfield were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Corley chapel here.

Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here, conducted. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Shaunfield is survived by her mother, Mrs. G. B. Matlock of Corsicana; father C. W. Shaunfield, Port Arthur; a brother Charles Shaunfield, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Jackson, Port Arthur; Louise Shaunfield, Corsicana, and Margaret Ann Shaunfield, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Horace Hayes, H. M. Parrish, Jr., S. B. Nowell, W. W. Loyd, Harvey Hayes and Ernest Jones.

Services for Matlock were held Monday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel here.

Rev. W. Cecil Taylor and Rev. Jack Goff conducted. Burial was in
Hamilton cemetery.

Matlock is survived by his wife, Mrs. G. B. Matlock, of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. G. T. Matlock, Corsicana; a brother, E. L. Matlock, and a sister, Mrs. Elvie Garrison, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Jesse Collins, Alton Whitener, Melvin Bowman, C. M. Lane, W. H. Griffin and H. D. Griffin.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 22, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Virgie (Hoolahan) Pollock-Matlock 2nd Irma Lou (Sharpe) Shaunfield-Matlock buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson, Tx; s/o George Thomas Matlock & Cassandra “Cassie” (Bennett) Matlock-Howard

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April 10 Hearing Set For Boy Who Shot Stepfather

A 13-year-old boy who shot and killed his stepfather at Mildred early Sunday will be tried on juvenile delinquency charges here April 10.

District Judge A. P. Mayes, sitting as the Juvenile Court, will hear the strange “double death” case as it affects the youth.

Suggested By Judge
County authorities said Judge Mays had suggested having the hearing.

The slain man was Guy Bennett Matlock, 53-year-old carpenter. A pistol the boy’s sister, Thelma Cleo Shaunfield, used to end her life the same day in Corsicana caused an argument which resulted in the stepfather’s death.

Miss Shaunfield had taken her stepfather’s pistol. Matlock accused his wife and attacked her. During the attack, the 13-year-old step-son, Charles Shaunfield, sought to protect his mother, and after being pursued by Matlock, the youth fired a .22 rifle—killing his step-father.

Not Under Arrest
These were the facts brought out by questioning Mrs. Matlock and the boy, Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse reported.

Miss Shaunfield killed herself in the bathroom of a Corsicana rooming house where she lived. She had told relatives of suicide plans. Coroner J. W. Sheppard ruled her death a suicide.

Time for the juvenile delinquency hearing was set for 10 a.m. April 10. Meanwhile the boy is at liberty. He was never arrested.

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Charges Against Youth Dismissed At Court Hearing

A 13-year-old boy who shot and killed his stepfather at Mildred last March 21 was freed of juvenile delinquency charges after a hearing before District Judge A. P. Mays Saturday.

Judge Mays declared the homicide to be justifiable, under the evidence presented at the two-hour trial.

The slain man was Guy Bennett Matlock, 53-year-old carpenter. A pistol the accused boy’s sister, Thelma Cleo Shaunfield, used to end her life the same day in Corsicana caused an altercation which resulted in the stepfather’s death.

Double Tragedy
Details of the double-death tragedy, were unfolded Saturday by both the son, Charles, and his mother, Mrs. Guy Matlock.

Their testimony showed that Matlock had become violently mad when he missed his pistol, which Miss Shaunfield had taken earlier. He began cursing Mrs. Matlock, forced her out of the house and into their pick-up truck. Then after she began screaming, young Charles—clad in his shorts—dashed out of the house with his .22 rifle and fired it in the air twice.

Matlock then started running after him, Charles testified, and the youth turned and fired twice. The bullets killed Matlock, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital.

Mother Testifies
Mrs. Matlock, frequently sobbing, related details of the shooting—and her daughter’s subsequent suicide in a rooming house here—after lengthy questioning by Judge Mays. She said her husband had “fits of temper” and that there had been trouble between them on other occasions.

Part of the evidence in the case were pleadings in two divorce cases between the Matlock couple. They had been dismissed for want of prosecution. Restraining orders against Matlock were issued in each case.

The boys natural father lives in Port Arthur. Mrs. Matlock told the court. She said he knew of the hearing. He wasn’t present in court.

Feared For Life
Young Shaunfield testified that he killed his stepfather because he feared for his life and his mother’s life.

Other witnesses at the hearing included W. B. Blackmon, a neighbor who heard the commotion and went over to the Matlock place; and Deputy Sheriff Pete McCain who investigated.

The court appointed Attorney Robert Jackson to represent the boy. Assistant County Attorney Glen Stewart represented the state.

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Walter Leslie Robinson
Nov 14, 1905 - Dec 2, 1975

W. L. Robinson

Funeral for Walter L. Robinson, 70, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery.

Robinson, a resident of Calico Rock, Arkansas died in that city Tuesday. He was a native of Emhouse. The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate the services.

Robinson is survived by his wife, Mrs. W. L. Robinson; one son, Leslie Eugene Robinson, of Valpaparalso, Indiana; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Hansen of Sacramento, Calif.; and by six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Chandler, Slater Land, Loyd Land, Eugene Stewart, Hugh M. Stewart, and Ernest Singleton.

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W. L. Robinson

Services for W. L. Robinson, 70, resident of Horseshoe Bend, Ark. and native of Eureka, were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Eugene Wood was to officiate with burial following at Eureka Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a son, Leslie Eugene Robinson of Valparalso, Indiana; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Hansen of Sacramento, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

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William Harvey Robinson, Sr.
Oct 26, 1888 - Nov 13, 1962

W. H. Robinson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for W. H. (Harvey) Robinson, 73, retired grocer and butcher, who died Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the church, and Rev. Thomas Dolch, assistant pastor.

Born near Streetman, Robinson was with the Whitten Grocery for a number of years prior to his retirement.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Connie Robinson, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. B. R. Bonner, Houston; two sons, Bill Robinson, Henderson, and Clarence Robinson, Dallas; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five brothers, C. B. Robinson, Steward’s Mill; Jim Lee Robinson, Elk City, Okla.; Hale Robinson, Corsicana; Cowan Robinson, Raleigh, N. C., and Thomas Robinson, Portland, Ore.; three sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Gray and Miss Ettie Belle Robinson, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Sarah Short, Mt. Pleasant, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Weaver Robinson, J. W. Robinson, Jack Robinson, Jerry Robinson, Everett Whatley and Charles M. Robinson.

McCammon directed.

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William Wirt Robinson
Jun 30, 1902 - Nov 4, 1965

Wirt Robinson Rites Monday

Wirt Robinson, 63, formerly of Eureka, retired inspector for Ling-Temco, died in Dallas Friday.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Lamar-Smith Chapel with graveside services at the Eureka cemetery at 1 p.m. The graveside services will be conducted by the Mike H. Thomas Masonic Lodge of Dallas.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois Robinson, Dallas; a son, Gunnery Sergeant Bill Robinson, U. S. Marines, Viet Nam, who returns to his post next week; four grandsons, two brothers, Jack and Thomas F. Robinson and a sister Nellie Sue Murphy, all of Dallas.

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Zelma L. (Gilliam) Sheffield
Jun 1, 1884 - Sep 14, 1953

Mrs. Sheffield Services Tuesday

Funeral rites for Mrs. R. W. Sheffield, 69, of Mildred were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

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

Mrs. Sheffield was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Monday morning with a heart attack after having been stricken in Corsicana.

For years Mrs. Sheffield had been active in home demonstration work at Mildred and in Navarro county.

Surviving are her husband of Mildred; a daughter, Mrs. Clara Henderson, Long Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Gussie Bates, Rural Shade and Mrs. Louis Seale, Kerens; two brothers, Clyde Gilliam, Overton, and DeWitt Gilliam, Trinidad; four grandsons, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Winford Bates, Randel Bates, Preston Bates, James Bates, Jack Gilliam and E. L. Gilliam, all nephews.

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Robert Winn Sheffield
Sep 28, 1878 - Sep 9, 1961

R. W. Sheffield Rites Monday

Final rites for R. W. Sheffield, 82, life-long resident of the Mildred community, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital at Palestine, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday at 10 a.m.

The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Florrow. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Sheffield had been making his home with his only child, Mrs. T. B. Henderson, Route 5, Palestine, for several months.

Surviving are his daughter, four grandsons, Morris Henderson, Crane, and R. A. Henderson, Ardmore, Okla.; Maurice Byrne, Fort Worth, and C. W. Johnson, Clovis, N. M. five great-grandchildren; a brother, Durwood Sheffield, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Connie Johnston, John Grantham, W. L. Henderson, Al Thomas, Walter Johnston, Wayne Sheffield, Drew Gillen and Luel Rash.

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Ira/Ray H. Robinson
Aug 6, 1900 - Nov 28, 1972

R. H. Robinson

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Ray H. Robinson, 72, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. T. F. Donald and Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate and burial will be at Eureka Cemetery.

He was a resident of Corsicana for 27 years and a retired farmer.

Survivors include his widow, Edna Robinson of Corsicana; children of his first wife, deceased, including two sons, Willie Lee Robinson and Benny Robinson of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Lorene Napps of Retreat, Mrs. Earline Reagan of Navarro, Mrs. Helen Bryant of Ennis, Mrs. Ima Gene Elmore of Grand Prairie and Mrs. Shirley Swanson of Corsicana; a stepson, Marcus Keer of Newport, Va.; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, J. F. Robinson of Eureka; and a sister, Mrs. C. B. Love of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Douglas Napps, Kenneth Napps, Charles Robinson, Don Robinson, Tommy Bryant, Bill Ratliff, Billy Bates, Harvey Robinson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 28, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Monument says Ray H. Robinson, death certificate says Ira H. Robinson 1st wife Willie Ola (Sprinkle) Robinson 2nd wife Edna s/o William Frank Robinson & Mary Alice (Bonner) Robinson

Willie Ola (Sprinkle) Robinson
Oct 3, 1903 - Aug 14, 1965

Rites For Mrs. Robinson Held Here Sunday

Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Willie Ola Robinson, 61, 904 West Seventeenth avenue, who died Saturday morning in Memorial Hospital.

Services were held from the First Assembly of God Church, of which she was a member, and burial was in the Eureka Cemetery. Rev. T. F. Donald, pastor of the church conducted the rites, assisted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.

She is survived by her husband, Ray H. Robinson, Corsicana; two sons, Willie Lee and Benny Joe Robinson, both of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Lorene Napps, Big Spring; Mrs. Helen Bryant, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Farline Reagan, Mrs. Imogene Elmore and Miss Shirley Faye Robinson, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Tommy Sprinkle, Fort Worth, and Homer Sprinkle, Ennis; a sister, Mrs. Johnny Albritton, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Bates, Harvey Robinson, Jack Conger, Tommy Sprinkle, Billy Sprinkle, Jerry Sprinkle, Jim Love and Ralph McSpadden.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Mary Frances (Montgomery) Davlin-Robinson
Dec 27, 1937 - Dec 9, 2009

Mary Frances Robinson, 71, of Fairfield, Texas, passed away Wednesday, December 09, 2009 in Tyler, Texas.

Mrs. Robinson was born on December 27, 1937 in Corsicana, Texas, to parents Richard W. and Leona Daniel Montgomery.

She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1955 as class valedictorian and attended TCU on a full music scholarship. She was retired from Sam's Restaurant where she worked as a waitress for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fairfield and for a number of years played piano for the First Baptist Church of Kirvin. She was known for her love of Fairfield High School athletics and was an avid member of the Fairfield High School Band Boosters. She was also a member of the red-hatters.

Left to cherish her memory are two children, Dana McNeal of Dallas; Dave Davlin and wife Traci of San Antonio; a brother, Dan Montgomery of Fredricksburg; a grandson, Theo Davlin and a great-granddaughter, Telee Davlin.

Notes:

  • Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Fairfield HS 1955
  • Eureka Cemetery
  • 1st husband William Mack “Bill” Davlin 2nd Paul D. Robinson married Mar. 25, 1974; d/o Richard Whitney Montgomery & Leona Elizabeth (Daniel) Montgomery

Andrew Jackson “Jack” Robinson
Jan. 10, 1891 - Dec. 20, 1969

A. J. Robinson Rites Monday

A. J. Robinson, 78, 1803 W. 13th Ave., died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are set Monday at 10 a.m. in the Presbyterian Church at Eureka. Interment will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; A. Robinson of Corsicana, J. J. Robinson of Angus and W. I. Robinson of Austin; five daughters, Mrs. Viola Renfro of Waxahachie, Mrs. Hattie Chance of Dallas, Mrs. Jewell Johnson of Fort Worth, Mrs. Nina Jock of Malakoff and Mrs. Francis Jenkins of Eureka; two brothers, J. F. of Eureka and R. A. of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Gertie Love of Corsicana and Mrs. Paralee Howard of Kilgore; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Derwood Gill, Clifford Johnson, Randy Robinson, Richard Perry, Ricky Griffin, Danny Stogner, Billy Renfro and Wayne Thomas.

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Annie Ruth (Flynn) Robinson
Apr 25, 1930 - Jan 31, 2019

Annie Ruth Robinson, of Fairfield, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Corsicana. She was born April 25, 1930 in Corsicana to Robert Steven and Annie Margaret Henderson Flynn.
Mrs. Robinson was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Fairfield. She loved her church and was very active. She enjoyed shopping, reading, and going out to eat. She loved to ride around the countryside looking at the scenery. She also loved hunting, she and Brenda would sit in the deer stand and talk and would see more deer than anyone else. Her most enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jackson Junior Robinson in 1991 and her brothers and sisters.
She leaved behind to cherish her memory, son Randy K. Robinson and wife Brenda; daughter Judi Perry and husband Richard. Grandchildren, Daniel Robinson and wife Stephanie, Laurie Spearman, Dana Perry, Susan McHenry and husband Curtis. Eleven great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6-8 pm Friday, February 1, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield. Funeral service will be 11 am Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Don Suits officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Baker, Joe Hancock, Roy Latham, Don Montgomery, Jeff Spearman Jr., Darian Spearman, Owen Emmett, Bryan Harwell.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jackson Junior Robinson; d/o Robert Steven Flynn & Annie Margaret (Henderson) Flynn

Charlotte Mae “Lottie” (Mayfield) Robinson
1900 - Oct 22, 1957

Mrs. Robinson Rites Thursday

Funeral rites for Mrs. Lee Robinson, widow of the late Dr. Lee Robinson of Eureka, who died in Austin Tuesday night will be held at the Eureka cemetery Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Surviving are a son, William Lee Robinson, Jr., Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Roy S. Nunnally, Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. Charles Lewis, Snyder; Mrs. Flint and Mrs. James Lumpkin, both of Meridian; Mrs. Ben Wilmot, Harlingen; and Mrs. Lillian Pierce, Del Rio, and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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Jessie May (Sloan) Robinson
Oct 28, 1869 - Oct 28, 1957

Mrs. Robinson Dies Fort Smith

Mrs. Jessie Mae Robinson, former resident of Eureka, died in Fort Smith, Ark. Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held at the Eureka cemetery Thursday at 3 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church at Eureka.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Kate Robinson, Fort Smith, Ark.; Mrs. Bill Bailey, New York City, and Mrs. Harvey Edwards, Spiro, Okla.; two sons, Henry S. Robinson and B. G. Robinson, both of Artesia, N. M.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Boyd, B. R. Bonner, Eros Boyd, A. B. Grantham, W. C. Chandler and Randolph Robinson.

Corley will direct.

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Connie (Castles) Robinson
Mar 7, 1891 - Dec 20, 1972

Mrs. Robinson

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Westminister Presbyterian Church for Mrs. W. H. Robinson. The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate and interment will be in the Eureka Cemetery. She died Wednesday at her home.

A native of Sharon, S. C., she had lived in Corsicana for 80 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. R. B. Bonner of Houston; two sons, W. H. Robinson, Jr. of Henderson and C. L. Robinson of Dallas; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. P. M. Gladney of Corsicana and Mrs. E. L. Watson of Iowa Park, Tex.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Stewart, David Ralston, Dr. Robert Mertz, H. C. Allen, James Craig and Bill McLauchlin.

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Edward Erskine Robinson
Jan 19, 1888 - Jan 15, 1972

E. E. Robinson

Services for Edward E. Robinson, 83, are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday in the D. M. Hughes Funeral Chapel in Dallas, with graveside services at the Eureka cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Lenton Poss is to officiate.

Survivors include his widow, Mabel of Dallas; two sons, E. A. Robinson of Dallas and J. R. Robinson of California; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Lincoln of Dallas and Mrs. Doris Edwards of Duncanville; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Mon., Jan 17, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mabel Onetta (Oman) Robinson married Dec. 24, 1918; s/o William Wirt Bonner Robinson & Mary Susan (Irvine) Robinson

John Bankhead Robinson
Apr 3, 1868 - Sep 9, 1953

Retired Ginner Rites Thursday

Funeral services for J. B. Robinson, 85, retired Navarro county ginner, who died in Tyler early Wednesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Robinson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jack H. Johnston, in Tyler, following an extended illness. He was a Methodist and Mason.

Surviving are four sons, E. W., J. P. and L. I. Robinson, all of Corsicana, and W. B. Robinson, Shreveport, La.; a daughter, Mrs. Johnston, Tyler; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Robinson, Dave Johnston, Jack Johnston, Dickie Robinson, John Paul Robinson, Charles Davis, Jr., R. O. Granbury, Burley Burdine and Byron Johnston, all grandsons.

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Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Wilson
Mar 30, 1868 - Apr 12, 1948

BENJ. F. WILSON DIED MONDAY AT DAUGHTER’S HOME

Benjamin Franklin Wilson, aged 80 years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. V. M. Griffin, 1516 West Seventh avenue, Monday shortly after noon.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press hour.

Native of Georgia, he came to the Eureka community where he resided until a short time ago when he came to Corsicana.

Wilson was a past master and prominent member in the Eureka Masonic lodge.

Surviving are three sons, Edgar Wilson, Corsicana; Frank Wilson, Angus, and Herbert Wilson, Harlingen; two daughters, Mrs. H. G. Burleson, Houston and Mrs. Griffin, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, Henry Wilson, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. B. Tinkle, Corsicana, and Mrs. Laura Friday, Blooming Grove and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Earl McGraw, Brice Bonner, H. I. Singleton, Lloyd Land, Robert Martin, and J. D. Kent.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Wanda Lou (McGary) Martin
Apr 29, 1938 - Oct 29, 1957

Double Funeral For Accident Victims Thursday

Double funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Corley Chapel for a Eureka mother and daughter, Mrs. Clarence McGary, 43, and Mrs. Wanda Martin, 19, who were killed Tuesday afternoon in a three-fatality automobile accident near Fairfield. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Third victim of the accident was Estill James, 56, of Teague, driver of the other car. His rites were at Teague Thursday morning. Mrs. Martin was reported driving the car in which she and her mother were riding.

Mrs. McGary is survived by her husband, Clarence McGary of Eureka; a son, Billy McGary, Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Bates, Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. John Capehart, Navarro; five brothers, W. O. Capehart, Eureka; Orvil Capehart, Navazrro; J. D. Capehart, Corsicana; John E. Capehart, Lubbock, and Marvin Capehart, Frankston; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Fry and Miss Hazel Capehart and other relatives.

Survivors of Mrs. Martin are her husband, Pfc. James H. Martin, U. S. Army, San Francisco; her father, brother, sister, grandmother and other relatives.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. V. Silvertooth.

Pallbearers for Mrs. McGary were Don Chandler, W. R. Bonner, Tim Grantham, O. J. Skinner, A. L. Wilcox and Orville Scruggs.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Martin were Bobby Grantham, Billy Brown, Jones, Darryl Hodge, Lee Collier, Johnny McCloud and Henry Finley.

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Cloie Lorane (Capehart) McGary
Sep 8, 1914 - Oct 29, 1957

Double Funeral For Accident Victims Thursday

Double funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Corley Chapel for a Eureka mother and daughter, Mrs. Clarence McGary, 43, and Mrs. Wanda Martin, 19, who were killed Tuesday afternoon in a three-fatality automobile accident near Fairfield. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Third victim of the accident was Estill James, 56, of Teague, driver of the other car. His rites were at Teague Thursday morning. Mrs. Martin was reported driving the car in which she and her mother were riding.

Mrs. McGary is survived by her husband, Clarence McGary of Eureka; a son, Billy McGary, Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Bates, Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. John Capehart, Navarro; five brothers, W. O. Capehart, Eureka; Orvil Capehart, Navazrro; J. D. Capehart, Corsicana; John E. Capehart, Lubbock, and Marvin Capehart, Frankston; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Fry and Miss Hazel Capehart and other relatives.

Survivors of Mrs. Martin are her husband, Pfc. James H. Martin, U. S. Army, San Francisco; her father, brother, sister, grandmother and other relatives.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. V. Silvertooth.

Pallbearers for Mrs. McGary were Don Chandler, W. R. Bonner, Tim Grantham, O. J. Skinner, A. L. Wilcox and Orville Scruggs.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Martin were Bobby Grantham, Billy Brown, Jones, Darryl Hodge, Lee Collier, Johnny McCloud and Henry Finley.

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Leola (Sutton) McGary
Feb 18, 1908 - Jul 16, 1975

Mrs. McGary

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Leola Sutton McGary, 67, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday night.

Rev. Uriah Stegman and Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, with burial following at Eureka Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, C. M. McGary of Corsicana; a son, Bill McGary of Lubbock, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Bates of Corsicana; a grandson, Duane McGary of Lubbock; a granddaughter, Charrissa McGary of Lubbock; a brother, L. O. Jr, of San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. Bill Hutson of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include T. E. McGraw, Tommy Glasgow, Lafford Coker, W. C. Bates, Frank Wilson, Odis Capehart, G. B. Voss and Enos Hutson.

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Della Lou (Owens) Rash
Oct 5, 1884 - Nov 19, 1972

Mrs. Della Rash

Mrs. Della Rash, 88, died Sunday at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home in Corsicana. Services will be in Corley’s Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. H. P. Hughes and Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate and burial will be in Eureka Cemetery.

Mrs. Rash was a native of Navarro county.

Survivors include three sons, Alton of Corsicana, Halley of Winkler and Charles of Dallas; four daughter daughters, Mrs. Eva DeMoss and Mrs. E. G. Gilliam, both of Corsicana, Mrs. Ora Roberts of Fairfield and Mrs. J. C. Howard of Navarro; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Mrs. Della Rash

Funeral services for Mrs. Della Rash were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Chapel. Mrs. Rash, 88, lived at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home, where she died Sunday.

Burial was scheduled in Eureka Cemetery, with Rev. H. P. Hughes and Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Rash was a native of Navarro County.

Survivors include three sons, Alton of Corsicana, Halley of Winkler and Charles of Dallas; four daughter daughters, Mrs. Eva DeMoss and Mrs. E. G. Gilliam, both of Corsicana, Mrs. Ora Roberts of Fairfield and Mrs. J. C. Howard of Navarro; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Greenup of Navarro; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Mrs. Della Rash

Funeral services for Mrs. Della Rash were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Chapel. Mrs. Rash, 88, lived at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home, where she died Sunday.

Burial was scheduled in Eureka Cemetery, with Rev. H. P. Hughes and Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Rash was a native of Navarro County.

Survivors include three sons, Alton of Corsicana, Halley of Winkler and Charles of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Eva DeMoss and Mrs. E. G. Gilliam, both of Corsicana, Mrs. Ora Roberts of Fairfield and Mrs. J. C. Howard of Navarro; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Greenup of Navarro; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 21, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Grant Rash married May 21, 1908; d/o George Washington Owens & Eva Katherine “Catie” (Howard) Owens

Roy Alvy Rash
Mar 27, 1899 - Feb 13, 1962

Roy A. Rash Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Roy A. Rash, Navarro county native and long-time Corsicana resident, died unexpectedly Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. He was 62.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley chapel with Rev. Chester Odom, pastor, Calvary Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

An employe of the Corsicana Cotton Mill, Rash’s brother, Ruby died Friday. Rash was a member of Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving, other than his widow of Corsicana, are five daughters, Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Pasadena, and Jackie, Mary, Judy and Brenda Rash, all of Corsicana; two sons, Billy Roy Rash, Corsicana, and Dwain Rash, Justin; three brothers, Hallie Rash, Winkler; Luel Rash, Mildred, and Alton Rash, Richland; five sisters, Mrs. Alice Petty, Eureka; Mrs. Elvie Switzer, Corsicana; Mrs. Ora Roberts, Fairfield; Mrs. Mabel Gillian, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maggie Lee Howard, Navarro; five grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb. 14, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Emma Cynthia (Hammonds) Rash; s/o Charlie Grant Rash & Minnie (Owens) Rash (step-mother is Della Lou (Owens) Rash

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Hold Services For Roy Rash

Final rites for Roy A. Rash were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Chester Odom, pastor, Calvary Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in Eureka Cemetery.

A life-time Corsicana resident and native of Navarro county, Rash, 62, died in Memorial hospital.

He was an employe of the Corsicana Cotton Mill and a member of Calvary Baptist church. A brother, Ruby, died last week.

Survivors include his widow, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Pasadena, and Jackie, Mary, Judy and Brenda Rash, all of Corsicana; two sons, Billy Roy Rash, Corsicana and Dwain Rash, Justin; three brothers, Hallie Rash, Winkler; Luel Rash, Mildred, and Alton Rash, Richland; five sisters, Mrs. Alice Petty, Eureka; Mrs. Evie Switzer, Corsicana; Mrs. Ora Roberts, Fairfield; Mrs. Mabel Gillian, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maggie Lee Howard, Navarro; five grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Max, O. G., Dale, Richard, Buddy and Donald Rash, Larry Gillian and Lawrence DeMoss.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb. 15, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Bennie (Brinkley) Rash married Mar. 30, 1919 2nd wife Emma Cynthia (Hammonds) Rash; s/o Charles Grant Rash & Minnie Lee (Owens) Rash per birth record

Alice Elizabeth (Rash) Petty
Sep 6, 1888 - Apr 6, 1962

Sunday Rites For Mrs. Petty

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Petty will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley chapel with Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Eureka cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Petty, 77, died in Memorial hospital Friday following a brief illness.

Mrs. Petty had resided in Eureka 67 years, going there from Brushie Prairie when 10 years old.

Surviving are her husband. Thomas May Petty, are four sons, E. S. Petty, Dallas; W. E. Petty, Eureka; Charlie Petty, Dallas, and Emmett Petty Eureka; three daughters, Mrs. Mamie Perry, Corsicana; Mrs. Gencie Perry, Eureka, and Mrs. Nel Growth, Dallas; 31 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

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Thomas May Petty
May 20, 1884 - Sep 10, 1966

Monday Rites For Tom Petty

Tom Petty, 82, retired farmer, native of Navarro county, Eureka resident, died Saturday in Memorial hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clinton Bates, pastor of the Cayuga Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving are three sons, Emmett E. Petty, Eureka; Charlie L. Petty, Dallas, and W. E. Petty, Waco; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Perry, Dallas; Mrs. Janice Perry, Eureka, and Mrs. Vernell Growth, Dallas; 30 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Stella Pritchett, Fort Worth; Mrs. Clowie Parker, Texas City, and Mrs. Gladys Montgomery, Houston, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Fletcher Durward Dennis
Apr 1, 1896 - Sep 1, 1953

Fletcher Dennis Rites Thursday

Fletcher D. Dennis of El Paso taken ill while visiting relatives in Streetman, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Thursday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Cade cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M.O. Southerland, Powell Baptist minister.

Dennis formerly was a salesman for the Magnolia Petroleum Co. in West Texas and New Mexico.

He was a member of Trinity Methodist church, El Paso, and Masonic lodge No. 1111, El Paso.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Dennis, El Paso; two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Williams, Dallas and Mrs. Robert Toombs, Willard N. M., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. A. Coleman, A. K. McGilvary, Ralph Sims, Cooper Harris, J. E. Sims and Ralph Howell.

Griffin Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 2, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • 1st wife Nannie Pearl (Snuggs) Dennis married Nov 8, 1919 2nd wife Pauline Marie (Milner) Dennis-Nance; s/o Silas Jackson Dennis & Mary Frances (Godwin) Dennis

Paul Cleveland Milner
Aug 6, 1891 - Apr 29, 1961

Paul C. Milner Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Paul C. Milner, 65, Streetman business leader, who died Suddenly Saturday morning at his home, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman, of which he was a member.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Price Matheisson, pastor. Burial was in the Cade cemetery.

Milner, a life-long resident of Streetman, was a farmer, rancher, ginner and merchant.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; a son, H. W. Milner, Streetman; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Dennis, El Paso; a grandson, Brian Milner, and a granddaughter, Sue Nell Milner, both of Streetman; three brothers, J. Q. and Gilbert Milner, both of Streetman, and Sanifer Milner, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Ula Alford, San Antonio, and Mrs. Emma Page, Tampa, Fla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. E. Sims, Clyde Cole, J. L. Cooper, Pete Carroll, A. K. McGilvary, Paul Howell, Ralph Sims and J. C. Await.

Griffin directed.

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Robert Chesley “Jack” Cooper
Nov 6, 1904 - Jul 31, 1970

R. C. Cooper Dies Friday

R. C. (Jack) Cooper, 65, Streetman plumber and rancher, died early Friday in the Fairfield Hospital. He was a native of Streetman.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Streetman at the First Baptist Church of which he was a member. Burial will be in the Cade Cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Jacquelin Tyus of Dallas; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Chunn, Mineral Wells; Mrs. Hub Burleson, Fairfield; and Mrs. Melvin Henderson, Madisonville.

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Will Coleman, Sr., Dr.
Dec 15, 1886 - Feb 8, 1953

Dr. Will Coleman Rites Wednesday

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. here for Dr. Will Coleman, Sr., 67, well-known negro veterinarian who died at his home 918 East Eighth Ave., Sunday following a lengthy illness.

Services were held from the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, with Rev. F. A. White, the pastor, conducting. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.

Coleman was a native of Chatfield and a graduate of the Veterinary Science School, Ontario, Canada. He formerly was employed at the Central Texas Grocery Co. before his veterinary practice required his full attention.

He is survived by his wife and ten children.

Active pallbearers were Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, C. D. Pevehouse, Harve Travis, J. E. Davant, Charles Steeley, V. E. Wendorf, John Finch and Allen Breithaupt.

Calhoun Funeral Home directed.

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Jeanette Latrese Coleman
Jul 30, 1978 - Sep 22, 2016

Jeanette Coleman, 38, passed away September 22, 2016. Viewing will be Friday, September 30, 2016 from 3 – 6 p.m. in the Eternal Rest Chapel in Ennis. Services will be October 1, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the 6th Avenue Baptist Church at 125 S. 5th St. in Corsicana. Burial will be at Woodlawn cemetery in Corsicana.

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Beverly Latrese Coleman - granddaughter of Pearline Coleman

Ronnie Dale Carr
Oct 17, 1949 - Nov 20, 1953

4-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shot In Richland Home

Ronnie Dale Carr, four-year old son of Warrant Officer and Mrs. Jesse E. Carr, was killed at the family home in Richland shortly after 3 p.m. Friday when a .22 rifle was accidentally discharged.

E. S. Allen, Richland just of the peace, and Dick Salter, deputy sheriff, conducted an investigation.

Verdict Returned
Judge Allen returned a coroners verdict of accidental death, he said Saturday morning. He said apparently the little child and a brother were playing with the gun when it was accidentally discharged, the bullet striking him in the heart. Other members of the family were in another part of the residence, it was stated.

Funeral services were to be held from the Richland Methodist church Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Richland cemetery.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. R. F. Wicker, pastor.

Recently Returned
The family and the father returned a few days ago from Germany, where they had been stationed with the U. A. Army. The father will be eligible for retirement from the army in another year.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Tommy Roland and Ricky Wayne Carr, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. T. McClendon, all of Richland.

Pallbearers were to be Louie McClendon, Loyd McClendon, Deryl McClendon and Roland Carr.

Griffin directs.

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Meigh “Boo” Owen, Jr.
Apr 8, 1900 - Jan 11, 1970

Meigh Owen Services Held

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Chapel for Meigh Owen, Jr., who died Sunday. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Robert J. Potts with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Meigh Owen of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Leo Brown and Mrs. Kenneth Douglas both of Corsicana; four grandchildren and one aunt Mrs. Kelly Robertson of Abilene.

Pallbearers were Merle Hodge, Grant Lake, Lin Warthan, Aubrey Smith, Brook Waters and Nat Waters.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 12, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Clara Colleen (Thompson) Owen s/o Meigh Owen, Sr. & Georgia (Waters) Owen buried in Owen-Waters cemetery, Navarro county, Tx.

Clara Colleen (Thompson) Owen
Jan 27, 1910 - Dec 19, 1971

Mrs. Owen

Mrs. Meigh Owen Jr., 61, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. A beauty operator, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating and burial at Resthaven Memorial Park. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Owen is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Douglas and Mrs. Leo Brown, both of Corsicana; two grandsons, two granddaughters; mother, Mrs. Andrew S. Thompson of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Vera Mae Beeman of Corsicana and Mrs. Dorothy Cavasar and Mrs. Katherine Akers of Dallas; five brothers, Steve and Wayland Thompson of Corsicana, Chester Thompson of Waco, Melvin Thompson of Sherman and Billy Joe Thompson of Richland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Smith, Merle Hodge, Buster Compton, Wayne Brown, Percy Brown, Cecil Brown, Joe Pratt and Earle Campbell.

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Mrs. Owen

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church for Mrs. Meigh Owen, Jr., 61, who died at Memorial Hospital Sunday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The Rev. Robert J. Potts officiated and burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Douglas and Mrs. Leo Brown, both of Corsicana; two grandsons, two granddaughters; mother, Mrs. Andrew S. Thompson of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Vera Mae Beeman of Corsicana and Mrs. Dorothy Cavasar and Mrs. Katherine Akers of Dallas; five brothers, Steve and Wayland Thompson of Corsicana, Chester Thompson of Waco, Melvin Thompson of Sherman and Billy Joe Thompson of Richland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Aubrey Smith, Merle Hodge, Buster Compton, Wayne Brown, Percy Brown, Cecil Brown, Joe Pratt and Earle Campbell.

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Myrtie (Young) Roney
Aug 12, 1896 - Jun 22, 1977

Mrs. Roney

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. C. E. Roney, 80, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Dallas. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was a former resident of Emhouse.

Survivors include one son, Billy G. Roney of Irving; one daughter, Mrs. Ed Burnett of Lancaster, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Elvie Hamner of Quitaque.

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Mrs. Roney

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. C. E. Roney, 80, of Corsicana who died Wednesday in Dallas. Rev. John Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survived include one son, one daughter, eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and one sister.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd Gillen, Artis Drain, Dlyle Collins, Wilburn Hamner, R. M. Drain and Charlie Joe Armstrong.

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Richard Waters “Dick” Owen
Feb 17, 1889 - Mar 19, 1953

Dick Owen Dies Early Thursday

Dick Owen, 83, farmer, died at an early hour Thursday morning.

Surviving are a son, Quinn Owen, Dallas; three brothers, W. B. and Meigh Owen, both of Corsicana, and Ethan Owen, Houston, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church.

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John Alfred Coleman
abt 1913 - Mar 27, 2004

John Alfred Coleman

John Alfred Coleman, 91, of Kirvin passed away Saturday, March 27, 2004 in Mexia.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield.

Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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