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Bobbie Lee (Flowers) Glasgow
Jul 12, 1947 - Sep 28, 2005

GLASGOW, BOBBIE LEE 58 of Canton was born July 12, 1947. She left us on Sept. 28, 2005 to join the angels and her husband Jessie in heaven. Bobbie leaves behind two sons Clint and his wife Sara, and Kevin, 3 grandsons, Clint Allen, Chris, Kasey and many friends and family. Services: 10:00 A.M. Saturday ,Oct. 1, 2005 @ Eubank Chapel-Canton. Burial Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens, Tx. Under direction of:, Eubank Funeral Home Canton, TX903-567-4111

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  • Dallas Morning News - Sep 30, 2005
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jessie Clint Glasgow married Sep 20, 1966; d/o Roy Deward Flowers, Jr. & Flossie Dee (Goff) Flowers

John Martin Glasgow
Aug 22, 1938 - Aug 1, 1956

J. M. Glasgow, 17, Fatally Injured When Car Slips

John M. Glasgow, 17-year-old Purdon youth, died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday morning of head injuries suffered Tuesday afternoon when a car is alleged to have slipped off a jack at Purdon. Glasgow is reported to have been working on the car at the time of the mishap.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Purdon Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Eunice Glasgow, Purdon; two brothers, Ralph Wendell Glasgow and Everett David Glasgow, and a half-brother, Billy Clyde York, all of Purdon; four half sisters, Mrs. W. S. Hammett, Mrs. Thelma Romo, Mrs. Opal Romo and Mrs. Leon Maxwell, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Oscar McCory, Thomas Farmer, Billy Charles Kennedy, Don Whitten, Ronnie Thomas and Robert Morgan.

Corley will direct.

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Thursday Rites For J. M. Glasgow

Funeral services for John M. Glasgow, were held from the First Baptist church Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor, assisted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

The young man died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday of a fractured skull suffered Tuesday afternoon when a car slipped off a jack at Purdon while he was working on the vehicle.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Eunice Glasgow, Purdon; two brothers, Ralph Wendell Glasgow and Everett David Glasgow, and a half-brother, Billy Clyde York, all of Purdon; four half sisters, Mrs. W. S. Hammett, Mrs. Thelma Romo, Mrs. Opal Romo and Mrs. Leon Maxwell, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Oscar McCory, Thomas Farmer, Billy Charles Kennedy, Don Whitten, Ronnie Thomas and Robert Morgan.

Corley Directed.

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Martin David Glasgow
Jul 29, 1892 - May 2, 1952

Carpenter Dies Of Heart Attack

Martin D. Glasgow, 59, Purdon carpenter, died at his home Friday night at 8:30 o’clock of a heart attack. He worked all day Friday.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eunice Glasgow, Purdon; four daughters, Mrs. Vinnie Hammet, Mrs. Thelma Romo, Mrs. Opal Romo and Mrs. Anna Mae Maxwell, all of Dallas; four sons, Eddie Lynn Glasgow, Houston; Ralph Weldell, Everett David and John Martin Glasgow, all of Purdon; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Ray, Corsicana, and Mrs. Katie Niles, Dallas; two brothers, Sam Glasgow, Kerens, and Mose Glasgow, Temple, Okla., 24 grandchildren, four great grand children and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., May 3, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Willie Mae (Bailey) Glasgow 2nd wife Eunice Qubell (York) Glasgow; s/o Robert Sanders Glasgow & Sarah Catherine (Underwood) Glasgow

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Martin Glasgow Services Sunday

Funeral services for Martin D. Glasgow, 59, carpenter, who died at his home in Purdon night with a heart attack, were held from the Corley Chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Elder Ervin Atkerson, Dallas, Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eunice Glasgow, Purdon; four daughters, Mrs. Vinnie Hammet, Mrs. Thelma Romo, Mrs. Opal Romo and Mrs. Anna Mae Maxwell, all of Dallas; four sons, Eddie Lynn Glasgow, Houston; Ralph Weldell, Everett David and John Martin Glasgow, all of Purdon; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Ray, Corsicana, and Mrs. Katie Niles, Dallas; two brothers, Sam Glasgow, Kerens, and Mose Glasgow, Temple, Okla., 24 grandchildren, four great grand children and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Buddy Ray, J. C. Glasgow, Tommy Glasgow, Clifton Glasgow, Jack Glasgow and David Romo.

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Ralph Wendell Glasgow
Apr 11, 1941 - Oct 30, 1957

Traffic Victim Services Friday

Funeral services for Ralph Wendell Glasgow, 16, of Purdon, seventeenth traffic fatality in Navarro county this year, were held from the First Baptist church in Purdon Friday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Glasgow was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Wednesday night after a motor scooter operated by him had figured in a head-in collision with a 1940 Ford Sedan driven by George Bates Darden, Route 1, Barry, a half-mile north of Purdon on Farm Highway 55, Darden escaped without injury.

Allen Monroe Kennemore, 18, also of Purdon, who was riding with Glasgow, remains in critical condition in Memorial hospital with multiple fractures of the left arm, left leg, head and internal injuries.

Sgt. J. F. Scott and Patrolman Ralph Reaves of the local sergeants highway patrol division, and Deputy Sheriff Howe French investigated.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Eunice Glasgow, a brother, Everett Glasgow, a brother, Everett Glasgow, and a half-brother, Billy Clyde York, all of Purdon; four half-sisters, Mrs. W. S. Hammett, Mrs. Thelma Romo, Mrs. Opal Romo, and Mrs. Leon Maxwell, all of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Mitchell, Ronnie Thomas, Hollis McCrory, Robert Morgan, Kenneth Thomas, Don Whitten, Billy Charles Kennedy and Johnny Ray Covington.

Corley directed.

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Allie Mae (Denson) Marshall
Apr 16, 1904 - Mar 1, 1948

MRS. ALLIE MARSHALL FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Allie Mae Marshall, aged 43 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. D. Hawkins, in North Corsicana Monday afternoon she had resided in Navarro county all her life.

Surviving are her husband, T. I. Marshall, Corsicana; a son, William Albert Marshall, Shirley, Mass.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Denson, six sisters, Mrs. L. M. Wright, Mrs. H. J. Bryant, Mrs. Hawkins, Mrs. Loyd Kirk, all of Corsicana; Mrs. H. L. Smith, Longview and Mrs. H. L. McNeely, San Diego, Calif.; four brothers, Nathan Denson, California; George and Alven Denson, both of Corsicana, and Jack Denson, Tucson, Ariz., and other relatives.

The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Bazette church, with interment in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be F. D. Hawkins, H. J. Bryant, Homer Marshall, Jack Marshall, Lloyd Kirk, L. M. Wright, H. L. Smith, H. L. McNeely, Claude Marshall, Sam Marshall, all brothers-in-Law.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 2, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Irving “Yank” Marshall, Sr; d/o Hamilton Albert Denson & Allie Katherine “Kate” (Walraven) Denson buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx.

Thomas Irving “Yank” Marshall, Sr.
Mar 13, 1899 - Jul 27, 1970

Marshall Rites Pending Here

Funeral services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Thomas Irwin “Yank” Marshall, 71, Rt. 1, Powell, who died early Monday in Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by one son, W. A. Marshall of Shirley, Mass.; four grandchildren; three brothers, Claude Marshall and Homer Marshall of Kerens and Jack Marshall of Powell; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Tillman of Stephenville and Mrs. Emma Rogers of Arlington; and several nieces and nephews.

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Marshall Rites

Funeral services will be held today (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Thomas I. “Yank” Marshall, 71, Powell, who died early Monday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. John Boyd will officiate. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers.

He is survived by one son, W. A. Marshall, Shirley, Mass.; four grandchildren; three brothers, Homer and Claude Marshall of Kerens and Jack Marshall of Powell; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Rogers of Arlington and Mrs. Jessie Tillman of Stephenville; and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 28, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Allie Mae (Denson) Marshall; s/o Richard Winters “Buck” Marshall, Sr. & Lela Blanche (Hawkins) Marshall

Loyd Kirk
Apr 18, 1914 - Oct 30, 1975

Lloyd Kirk

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Prairie Point Church for Lloyd Kirk, 61, resident of Corsicana who died yesterday.

The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate and burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Kirk of Corsicana; four sons, Lloyd Kelton Kirk of Corsicana, Joe Kirk of Houston, Jerry Kirk of California, and Billy Kirk of Palestine; 10 grandchildren, three brothers, Louis Kirk of Roane, Bomar Kirk of Illinois, and Lliard Kirk of Corsicana, Sis Kirk of Illinois and Mrs. Alma Kirk of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers include Dewey Hawkins, Alvin Denson, Gene Montgomery, Clarence Mann, Johnny Patterson and Lloyd Gowan.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 31, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lillie Lee (Denson) Paschall-Kirk married Nov. 1, 1938 2nd wife Ethel (Davis) Kirk married Feb. 19, 1974; s/o Charles Emerson “Charley” Kirk, Sr. & Mollie Norwood (Selmon) Kirk

Conner Kirk
Feb 15, 1890 - Oct 25, 1952

Conner Kirk Dies In South Texas

KERENS. Oct. 27.—(Spl.)—Conner Kirk, 62, former resident of Bazette and Athens, died Saturday morning in San Juan at the home of a son, Clayton Kirk.

He resided in Bazette most of his life, spending several years at Athens prior to moving to South Texas a year ago.

Funeral services were held from the Inmon Funeral Chapel here Monday at 10 a.m. Burial was in Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Cato Sheerer, Kerens, and Kirmet Upshaw, Athens, both Church of Christ ministers.

Surviving are his wife of San Juan; three sons, A. C. Kirk, Houston; Elwood Kirk, Harlingen, and Clayton Kirk, San Juan; two daughters, Mrs. Gustine Jackson, San Benito, and Mrs. Bill Ray, Pharr; a brother, G. Kirk, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Baxter, Kerens, and 12 grandchildren.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Annie Rebecca (Albritton) Kirk
Aug 31, 1892 - Mar 11, 1977

Mrs. Kirk

KERENS—Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Prairie Point Cemetery for Mrs. Annie Kirk, 84, native of Navarro County, who died Friday in Harlingen.

There will only be a graveside service.

Survivors include three sons, Clayton Kirk of Victoria, Elwood Kirk of Leakey, and A. C. Kirk of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. J. O. Jackson of Harlingen and Mrs. W. F. Pollyray of El Campo; two sisters, Mrs. R. W. Trammel, of Kerens and Mrs. J. H. McCurrin of Wichita Falls; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens will direct.

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Beatrice Eurena (Westbrook) Albritton
Oct 26, 1886 - Dec 5, 1972

Mrs. Albritton

KERENS—Funeral services for Mrs. M. R. Albritton, 86, Kerens native who died Tuesday, were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Jones officiating. Burial was to be in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

She was a member of the Methodist church.

Mrs. Albritton is survived by five sons, William Albritton of Waco, Reid Albritton of Midland, Possey A. Albritton and Gale Albritton, both of Lewisville and Kelly Albritton of Belton; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and two brothers, Luther Westbrook and Clyde Westbrook, both of Kerens.

Pallbearers were to be Homer Carroll, W. L. Bain, Billy Shelton, B. P. Berry, W. P. Ingram and Stafford Cunningham.

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Gwendolyn Webb (Westbrook) Walker
Nov 2, 1919 - Sep 25, 2017

Dedicated Wife, Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and number one Ranger’s Fan Gwendolyn Webb Walker, age 97, of Ennis, Texas passed into God’s hands from a heart attack on September 25, 2017. Many hearts will mourn Gwendolyn for she was undoubtedly one of the Godliest woman you will have ever met. The beauty she leaves behind will not fade but will only grow with time. She was a wonderful example of faith, hope and love. Gwendolyn was born November 2, 1919 in the country side of Kerens, TX to the late Clyde Frank and Janie Webb Westbrook and sister of two brothers and sister (Frank and Beth and deceased brother Glade). Gwen grew up surrounded with love and happiness despite living during the economic depression, and according to many of her stories, never went without anything she needed. Her younger days were blessed growing up on what we all know now as “The Farm” marveling in the simple treasures only farm life can provide.

Gwen graduated Kerens high school and happily married the love of her heart Jack Walker on August 6, 1938. With love, they had two children; Jack and Jan. Gwen was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for over 60 years serving the Lord’s worship in many ways. She retired after working 30 years as an employee with Citizens National Bank now known as Bank of America.

Gwen was a devoted and loving mother and as her family grew, that devotion only multiplied. Gwen loved the holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with family was important to her. And all gathered around her to listen to the tales of life before the television or the experience of being one of the first families in her town to own a Model-T car.

She had a lifetime of experience with people of all generations and lived a life complete with laughter and sorrow. As we celebrate the life of Gwendolyn Webb Walker, know in your heart that she is watching over us as we continue to lead by her example of selflessness. One of her prime purposes in life was to help others. It’s that old-fashioned idea of putting others first that made her loved by all.

Gwendolyn is survived by her sister Beth White of Springtown, brother Frank (Christine) Westbrook of Ennis, son Jack (Eileen) Walker of Waxahachie, TX; daughter Jan Walker White of Ennis, TX; Grandchildren Jason Walker of Los Angeles, CA; Ashlee (Nathan) Nichols of Waxahachie, TX; Brooke (Capt. James) Fulham of Honolulu, HI; Great-Grandchildren; Nash and NaLee Nichols; Jack, Weston and Geneva Fulham.

She is preceded in death by husband Jack Walker; parents Clyde and Janie Westbrook; brother Glade Westbrook; Son-In-Law Bud White.

In lieu of flowers we are asking for donations to be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Honoring Gwendolyn’s wishes of continuing her support for finding a cure for her great-grandson.

Donations can be made online at www.cff.org under the San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, also serving Hawaii, or can be mailed in to the following address:

The San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, also serving Hawaii
10455 Sorrento Valley Rd., Ste. 103
San Diego, CA 92121
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
Private graveside services will be held in Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens, Texas at 10 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017.

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  • J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jack Walker married Aug 6, 1938; d/o Clyde Frank Westbrook & Janie May (Webb) Westbrook

Charlie Cherry Wilson
May 3, 1893 - May 15, 1953

Charlie Wilson Dies At Kerens

KERENS, May 15.—(Spl.)—Charlie Wilson, 60, salesman for the Howell Motor company, died at his home Friday at 7 a.m. with a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor.

Wilson had resided here most of his life.

Surviving are his wife and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Joe Scott Wilson
May 19, 1894 - Oct 25, 1951

Joe Wilson Dies At Kerens Home

KERENS, Oct. 26—(Spl)—Joe Wilson, 53, died at his home here Thursday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ, of which he was a member, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Bill Gibson, minister of the church.

Wilson had resided in this vicinity all of his life, and prior to his retirement two years ago, was manager of the Co-op Gin here.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Joe Edwin Wilson; a daughter, Dorothy Jean Wilson, and two sisters, Mrs. Jim Stevenson and Mrs. W. M. Gown, all of Kerens.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Zachariah “Zach” Westbrook
May 22, 1886 - Jul 2, 1951

Zach Westbrook Rites Tuesday

KERENS, July 3.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Zach Westbrook, 65, who died at his Kerens home early today, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Inman chapel with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

The Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church will conduct the rites.

Survivors include his wife, Kerens; a son, Grant Westbrook, Itasca; a brother, Mid Westbrook, Bryan; four sisters, Mrs. C. E. Forbes, Perrytown; Mrs. W. A. Askew, Amarillo; Mrs. C. W. McCluney, San Antonio; and Mrs. Wade Arnett, Kerens, two grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mamie Agnes (Westbrook) Jones
Nov 17, 1870 - Oct 25, 1961

Mrs. Jones, 90, Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Mamie Agnes Jones, 90, of 1337 West Fourteenth avenue, died in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home Wednesday morning following an extended illness. She was the widow of the late Ben B. Jones who died in 1934.

Native of Navarro county, Mrs. Jones resided in the Bazette and Buffalo communities prior to moving to Corsicana 10 years ago.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Kerens, of which she was a member, with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bernard McCord, pastor of the Seventh Avenue Methodist church in Temple, and Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the Kerens church.

Surviving are five sons, B. O. and R. W. (Bully) Jones, both of Corsicana; B. H. Jones, Kerens; R. D. Jones, Santa Rita, N. M., and L. C. Jones, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Amma Mitchell and Mrs. Missie Henley, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Patterson, Lubbock; eight grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Paul West, Bud West, Elmin Howell, Freddy Banks, Dock Fields and Sidney Westbrook.

Inmon will direct.

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Roy Clyde Jenkins, Sr., Rev.
Jan 9, 1894 - Sep 24, 1974

Roy Clyde Jenkins

KERENS—Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Roy Clyde Jenkins, Sr., 80, resident of Bazette, who died Tuesday in Dallas Martin Hospital.

He was a retired Church of Christ minister.

Bob Craig, Church of Christ minister of Austin, will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Jenkins of Hillsboro; three daughters, Mrs. Dolora Pike of Dallas, Mrs. Lola Trammel of Middleton, and Mrs. Dorothy Vandiver of Tucson, Ariz.; four sons, Roy C. Jenkins, Jr. of Kerens, Jessie G. Jenkins, of Denton, William B. Jenkins of Van, and J. Stringer Jenkins of Kerens; 22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Homer Bobbitt of Kerens and Hardy Bobbitt of Clarington; and a half-sister, Mrs. Ethelene Barton of Corsicana.

Jenkins is also survived by two other daughters, Lorine Gabel of Englside, Tex. and Blanch Collins of Pasadena, Tex.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

J. W. Bobbitt, his step-father, preceded him in death.

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Ernest Eugene Dozier
Mar 10, 1925 - Feb 11, 1951

Dozier Brothers Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Ernest Eugene Dozier, 25, and J. W. Dozier, 21, brothers, victims of a truck-auto mishap on Highway 75 Sunday, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, and Rev. Millard B. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

The truck figuring in the accident was driven by Wiley Francis Love, 31, Dallas, who escaped injury.

Surviving are the father, Willie Dozier; a brother, George, critically injured in the same accident, and two sisters, Mrs. Bill Just and Mrs. E. R. Long, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Ben F. Borden, David Borden, R. L. Borden, Z. T. Harlan, J. T. Adams and W. G. Jolly.

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Fourth Victim Auto Accident Dies Thursday

George Dozier, 16, died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night of injuries sustained early Sunday morning in a car-truck accident on Highway 75 six miles north of Corsicana.

His death is the fourth from that crash—all of the occupants of the car involved, Wiley Francis Love, 31, of Dallas, driver of the truck escaped injury.

James A. Hodges, 22, of Rice and Ernest Eugene Dozier, 25, were pronounced dead on arrival at the P. and S. Hospital. J. W. Dozier, 21, died at the hospital early Monday afternoon. The three Doziers are sons of Willie Dozier of Corsicana. This is the sixth auto fatality in Navarro county for 1951.

Double funeral services for Ernest Eugene and J. W. Dozier were held Tuesday afternoon. Funeral rites for Hodges were held here Monday afternoon.

Other survivors of Dozier are two sisters, Mrs. Bill Just and Mrs. E. R. Long, both of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, and Rev. Millard B. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be Ben F. Borden, Albert Webb, Jr., Theodore Honea, R. L. Borden, Z. T. Harlan and Alton Honea.

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James Willie Dozier
Mar 30, 1929 - Feb 12, 1951

Dozier Brothers Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Ernest Eugene Dozier, 25, and J. W. Dozier, 21, brothers, victims of a truck-auto mishap on Highway 75 Sunday, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, and Rev. Millard B. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

The truck figuring in the accident was driven by Wiley Francis Love, 31, Dallas, who escaped injury.

Surviving are the father, Willie Dozier; a brother, George, critically injured in the same accident, and two sisters, Mrs. Bill Just and Mrs. E. R. Long, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Ben F. Borden, David Borden, R. L. Borden, Z. T. Harlan, J. T. Adams and W. G. Jolly.

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Fourth Victim Auto Accident Dies Thursday

George Dozier, 16, died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night of injuries sustained early Sunday morning in a car-truck accident on Highway 75 six miles north of Corsicana.

His death is the fourth from that crash—all of the occupants of the car involved, Wiley Francis Love, 31, of Dallas, driver of the truck escaped injury.

James A. Hodges, 22, of Rice and Ernest Eugene Dozier, 25, were pronounced dead on arrival at the P. and S. Hospital. J. W. Dozier, 21, died at the hospital early Monday afternoon. The three Doziers are sons of Willie Dozier of Corsicana. This is the sixth auto fatality in Navarro county for 1951.

Double funeral services for Ernest Eugene and J. W. Dozier were held Tuesday afternoon. Funeral rites for Hodges were held here Monday afternoon.

Other survivors of Dozier are two sisters, Mrs. Bill Just and Mrs. E. R. Long, both of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, and Rev. Millard B. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be Ben F. Borden, Albert Webb, Jr., Theodore Honea, R. L. Borden, Z. T. Harlan and Alton Honea.

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George Edward Dozier
Aug 6, 1934 - Feb 15, 1951

Fourth Victim Auto Accident Dies Thursday

George Dozier, 16, died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night of injuries sustained early Sunday morning in a car-truck accident on Highway 75 six miles north of Corsicana.

His death is the fourth from that crash—all of the occupants of the car involved, Wiley Francis Love, 31, of Dallas, driver of the truck escaped injury.

James A. Hodges, 22, of Rice and Ernest Eugene Dozier, 25, were pronounced dead on arrival at the P. and S. Hospital. J. W. Dozier, 21, died at the hospital early Monday afternoon. The three Doziers are sons of Willie Dozier of Corsicana. This is the sixth auto fatality in Navarro county for 1951.

Double funeral services for Ernest Eugene and J. W. Dozier were held Tuesday afternoon. Funeral rites for Hodges were held here Monday afternoon.

Other survivors of Dozier are two sisters, Mrs. Bill Just and Mrs. E. R. Long, both of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, and Rev. Millard B. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be Ben F. Borden, Albert Webb, Jr., Theodore Honea, R. L. Borden, Z. T. Harlan and Alton Honea.

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George Dozier Services Friday

Funeral services for George Dozier, 16, fourth victim of a car-truck collision Sunday, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 4 p.m.

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

Surviving are his father, Willie Dozier, and two sisters, Mrs. Bill Just, and Mrs. E. R. Long, all of Corsicana. Two brothers, Ernest Eugene, 25, and J. W., 21, also victims of the wreck were buried Tuesday. James A. Hodges, 22, Rice, was the fourth person killed in the accident. Wiley Frances Love, 31, Dallas, driver of the truck, escaped injury. The three Doziers and Hodges occupied the car involved in the crash six miles north of Corsicana on Highway 75.

Pallbearers were Ben F. Borden, Albert Webb, Jr., Theodore Honea, R. L. Borden, Z. T. Harlan and Alton Honea.

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James Edward Dozier
B&D Jul 19, 1957

Dozier Infant Rites Friday

James Edwin Dozier, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Dozier, died at Memorial Hospital early Friday morning.

Graveside rites were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Son Dozier and a sister, Ella Louise Dozier, all of Corsicana; a grandfather, Jim Dozier, Corsicana, and a grandmother, Mrs. Ida Mae Kelly, Houston.

Corley directed.

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Timothy Ray Dozier
Aug 1, 1977 - Aug 29, 1977

Timothy Dozier

Graveside services are to be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Prairie Point Cemetery for Timothy Ray Dozier, two-weeks old, who died at Memorial Hospital today. Officiating will be Pastor Dan Layne.

Survivors include his mother, Brenda Dozier of Corsicana; his father, Charles Hutchison of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Dozier of Corsicana and Mrs. Maggie Siferd of Brownwood; a great grandmother, Mrs. Ida Mae Kelley of Corsicana; two brothers, Vernon Kenneth Hutchison and Charles Hutchison, both of Corsicana,; and a sister Lisa Marie Hutchison of Corsicana.

Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Frances Elizabeth “Beth” (Westbrook) White
Aug 12, 1921 - Nov 2, 2017

Frances Elizabeth Westbrook White, 96, departed this life on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Weatherford, Texas.

Beth was born on Friday, August 12, 1921 in the family home to Clyde Frank and Janie Mae Webb Westbrook of Kerens, Texas. She graduated from Kerens High School in 1939.

Beth was a beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and Ranger’s fan; she was a Baptist and member of Salesville Baptist Church.

She loved life and especially her family. She will be remembered for her generous heart and caring attitude, her enduring courage and zest for life.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, L. Wayne White, brother, Glade Westbrook and sister, Gwendolyn Walker.

Left to cherish her memories are her brother, Frank (Christine) Westbrook of Ennis; daughter, Lisa (Rodger) Russell of Springtown; son, William (Maria) White of Whitt; granddaughters: Maia (Michael) Johnson, Sarah Bledsoe and Stacie Russell; great-grandchildren: Harper Bledsoe, Gracie Bledsoe, Case Johnson and Marjorie Murphy.

Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure, You are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Prairie Point Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

Notes:

  • w/o Lucian Wayne White; d/o Clyde Frank Westbrook & Janie May (Webb) Westbrook
  • J. E. Keever mortuary
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Glenna Carolyn (Sawyer) Holladay
Jun 28, 1934 - Sep 30, 2015

Glenna Carolyn Holladay, 81, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland Church of Christ, Fort Worth. Interment: 3 p.m. Saturday in Dawson Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, prior to the service.

Glenna was born June 28, 1934, in Dawson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Olin Carl Sawyer and Mildred Sawyer; daughter, Melinda Holladay; grandson, Ryan Holladay; brother, Donald Sawyer; and sister, Janice Spencer. Survivors: Husband, Don Holladay; son and daughter-in-law, Mike Holladay and wife, Trish; granddaughter, Danielle Holladay; brother and sister-in-law, Joe Sawyer and wife, Carolyn; sister and brother-in-law, Susie Ivie and husband, Wayne; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Fri., Oct 2, 2015
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Donald Wayne Holladay; d/o Olin Carl Sawyer & Bonnie Mildred (Lawrence) Sawyer

Nellie Marie (Sawyer) Littlejohn
Aug 29, 1920 - Jan 29, 1995

Littlejohn

Marie Sawyer Littlejohn of Houston, formerly of Dawson, died Sunday at a Houston hospital. She was 74.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Littlejohn was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Dawson. She was reared in Dawson and attended Hubbard public schools. She was a member of Asbury Methodist Church in Pasadena.

Survivors include her husband Kenneth Littlejohn; three sons, Keith Littlejohn of Deer Park, Ricky Littlejohn of Santa Fe and Gary Littlejohn of Houston; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Notes:

  • Waco Tribune-Herald - Sat., Jan 28, 1995
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Kenneth Daniel Littlejohn; d/o Aaron Walker Sawyer & Emily Catherine (Craig) Sawyer

James Clendon Wells, Sr.
Mar 15, 1923 - Oct 11, 2009

Obituary – James C. Wells

Another member of the Greatest Generation has flown his last mission. A WWII pilot of the B-26 Marauder in the European theater, James C. Wells "Jim", of Hawkins, TX died October 11, 2009. Born in Dallas on March 15, 1923, graduated from Gladewater High School in 1940, entered SMU, enlisting in the Army Air Corps May 1942 when war was declared and serving until honorably discharged as First Lieutenant, 390th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. He was awarded the Overseas Service Bar, Air Medal with three Oak Clusters, Croix de Guerre Avee Palme, and the EAME Theater Ribbon, with three bronze stars.

He studied Radio/TV at Northwestern University in Chicago and UCLA, returned to SMU and graduated with a BA degree in music education in 1950. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. During his time at SMU he organized and directed a 100-man chorus known as The Mustang Men. He also co-wrote and directed a musical based on the life of Judge Roy Bean, "Vinegaroon", and was a member of Three Cos and an Ed, a vocal quartet.

After several years of television and radio production, he and two co-workers founded Futursonic Productions, a musical jingle company, one of the first of its kind in Dallas.

Jim enjoyed fishing, golf, music, especially jazz, and tunes from the 40's. Jim is survived by wife Helen of Hawkins, TX, daughter Nela Moore of Dallas, and son Jim, Jr. of Wilmington, OH, four grandsons, Alen & Kristy Wells, Tyler; Dr. Stephen & Ursula Wells, San Antonio; Pierce & Paul Moore, Dallas, and three great-grandchildren. He was a member of Holly Lake Church of Christ.

Memorials may be sent to Camp Deer Run, 1227 CR 4590, Winnsboro, TX 75494

Notes:

  • h/o Bette Sue (Pierce) Wells [buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX]

Emma (Allen) Coatney
Jul 15, 1882 - Jun 1, 1953

Mrs. R. D. Coatney Rites At Kerens

KERENS, June 2—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. R. D. Coatney, 71, who died Monday at the Navarro Clinic, Corsicana, after a short illness, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the Inmon Funeral Home with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Survivors include her husband, Kerens; two sons, Bryant Coatney, Montgomery, Tex.; Dick Coatney, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Vivian Key, Mrs. Ellen Ratcliff, Mrs. Beth Wright, all of Houston; and 11 grandchildren.

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Lizzie Coatney, Miss
Nov 4, 1868 - May 26, 1955

Kerens Services For Miss Coatney

KERENS, May 26. -- (Spl.) --Funeral services for Miss Lizzie Coatney, 84, who died in a Houston Hospital Wednesday following an extended illness, were held from the Inmon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Long Prairie cemetery.

Miss Coatney was a native of Van Zandt county, but had resided in this community most of her life.

Surviving are a brother, R. D. Coatney, Kerens; three nieces and two nephews.

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Robert Doyle Coatney
Nov 4, 1872 - Jan 8, 1959

R. D. Coatney Rites Saturday

KERENS, Jan. 10.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for R. D. Coatney, 87, formerly of Kerens, who died Thursday in Houston after an extended illness, were held Saturday (today) at 1 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel.

The Rev. D. R. McCauley, Methodist minister, officiated. Burial was in Long Prairie cemetery.

Coatney was a native of Van Zandt county and had resided in Kerens for 30 years before moving three years ago to Houston. He was a retired farmer.

He is survived by two sons, Bryant Coatney of Montgomery and Dick Coatney of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Ratcliffe and Mrs. Vivian Key, both of Houston; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Thomas Monroe Culwell
Sep 1, 1866 - Oct 5, 1953

Twilight Home Resident Dies

T. M. Culwell, 87, died at the Twilight Home Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel in Kerens. Burial will be in the Long Prairie cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church here.

Prior to moving to the Twilight Home here four years ago Culwell resided in the Rural Shade community.

Survivors include several sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Palma Trent, Wilson Howell, Herman Howell, Clifton Curington, Clarence Hancock and Loyd Quinn.

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Odell Loyd Howell
Feb 10, 1901 - Sep 12, 1953

O. L. Howell Of Rural Shade Dies

KERENS, Sep. 14—(Spl.)—Odell Loyd Howell, 32, of Rural Shade, died in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana Saturday night following a short illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Rural Shade Baptist Church. Burial was in the Long Prairie cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor.

Howell was a life-long resident of the Rural Shade community.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Robert Earl and Calvin Lewis Howell; three daughters, Bobby LaNell, Nancy Lee and Virginia B. Howell; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Howell, all of Rural Shade; three sisters, Mrs. Christine Voyce, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Johnny Loyd, Dallas, and Mrs. Joe Quaid, Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Roderick Howell, Rural Shade; grandmother, Mrs. Lula Howell, Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Loyd, Wilson Howell, Bill Fletcher, J. Combs, J. P. Fletcher and James Fletcher.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Telitha Savannah (Ross) Bounds
May 20, 1872 - Mar 18, 1951

Mrs. T. H. Bounds Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. T. H. Bounds, 79, long-time Richland and Corsicana resident, who died in Fort Worth Sunday, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Richland cemetery where interment was made.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Finkbiner, pastor of the First Methodist church at Richland.

Surviving are a niece Mrs. N. C. Pinkston, Corsicana; four nephews, George and Tom Campbell and Judge H. C. Nash, all of Corsicana and S. A. Hartgrove, San Angelo.

Corley directed.

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Woodrow Wilson Baldwin
Nov 10, 1916 - May 19, 1951

Lt. W. W. Baldwin Killed In Action

Word was received late Friday by the local chapter of the American Red Cross that 1st Lt. Woodrow W. Baldwin, Richland, who was reported missing as of May 17, had been killed in action in Korea, May 19.

Lt. Baldwin’s wife of Wortham received notice of her husband’s death in a war department telegram.

The Richland lieutenant was recalled to duty in February 1951.

Survivors besides his wife include an infant daughter, Becky; his father, W. I. Baldwin, Richland; three brothers and two sisters.

A brother, Bill Baldwin was killed in action in France during World War II in 1944.

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Officer’s Body To Arrive Sunday

The body of 1st Lt. Woodrow W. Baldwin, 34, killed in action in Korea May 19, 1951, will arrive in Corsicana early Sunday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clarence Ford.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Rebecca Ann Baldwin, both of Wortham; father, W. I. Baldwin, Richland; three brothers, W. H. Baldwin, Encino; J. E. and L. E. Baldwin, both of Richland; two sisters, Mrs. V. G. Blackburn, Angus, and Mrs. J. H. Wigley, Richland.

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Sunday Services For Lt. Baldwin

Funeral services for 1st Lt. Woodrow W. Baldwin, 34, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Charles Ford of Dallas.

Lt. Baldwin entered the service, April 3, 1940, as a private and was discharged Jan. 12, 1946. On March 26, 1945 he was given a battlefield promotion to second lieutenant.

Recalled to active duty, Feb. 17, 1951, he was killed in action in Korea, May 19, 1951. When he was called back to service, he was attached to the Second Division, the same division in which his brother, T. Sgt. Bill Baldwin was serving when he was killed in action in France during 1944.

Surviving are his wife and daughter, Rebecca Ann Baldwin, Wortham; father, W. I. Baldwin, Richland; three brothers, Jess and Lester Baldwin, both of Richland, and Henry Baldwin, both of Richland, and Henry Baldwin, Encino; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Blackburn, Angus, and Mrs. Ida Mae Wigley, Richland.

Pallbearers were Bartley Livingston, Dan Budai, Jr.; Emory Budai, Ralph Sawyer, Buddy Bennett and L. C. Wright.

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William Ira Baldwin
Apr 4, 1871 - Dec 25, 1957

W. I. Baldwin Of Pisgah Ridge Dies Wednesday

W. I. Baldwin, 86, retired farmer, Route 1, Richland, Pisgah Ridge, died in the Navarro Clinic, Wednesday morning following a several months illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Richland with burial in the Richland cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. James A. Brunner, pastor.

A native of Navarro county, Baldwin had resided in the Pisgah Ridge community 55 years.

Surviving are three sons, W. H. Baldwin, Kerrville; J. E. Baldwin, Athens, and E. L. Baldwin, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Blackburn, Angus, and Mrs. Ida Mae Wigley, Richland; a sister, Mrs. M. E. Tree, Spur; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Charles Ray Morrison
Jul 19, 1954 - Jul 19, 1954

Morrison Infant Expires Friday

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Morrison died in Dallas Friday morning.

Graveside rites will be conducted at the Dresden cemetery Saturday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bradbury of Dallas.

Surviving are the parents, Dallas, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Morrison, Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. Riley M. Derden, Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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John Floyd Denbow
Jan 12, 1903 - Oct 31, 1951

John F. Denbow Rites Thursday

Funeral services for John F. Denbow, 47, employee of the Davis Oil Company in the loral field, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Wednesday, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the First Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ray Manning of Borger and Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

He was injured while at work October 16 near Mildred on an oil rig. The foot was crushed.

A native of Chatfield, he had resided at White Deer, Texas, the past five years prior to his return here a few months ago.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Don Denbow, both of Route 1, Eureka; three sisters, Mrs. E. Holsomback, Corsicana; Mrs. Clyde Bunch and Mrs. Kirk Harding, both of Fort Worth; a brother, Howard Denbow, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Cox, George Moore, J. B. Scott, J. C. Silvacy, Loyd Carraway, Horace Hayes, Thomas George, Jr., and George Kirvin.

McCammon directed.

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Drue Shelton
Aug 1, 1910 - Oct 8, 1976

Drew Shelton

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Drew Shelton, 66, of Corsicana who died Friday night at Terrell. Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate and burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Jo Harper, Corsicana, Mrs. Anetta Estes of Murchison and Mrs. Mary Andrews of Port Arthur; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Marie Shelton of Wortham; three brothers, Henry Shelton of Pampa, Alfred Shelton of Rice and Rex Shelton of Crane; and 29 nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Truitt Lewis, Royce Estes, Lester Easley, Harry Hudson, Larry DeMoss and Jimmie Gordon. Honorary pallbearers are Herman Roberts, Herman Youngblood, Herman Wassom, George Hudson, Alton Justiss, Jim Stephenson, Barney Graham and Buddy Conner.

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Lynn Ray Shelton
Sep 27, 1947 - Dec 4, 2017

Lynn Ray Shelton, age 70, of Gatesville, Texas went to be with the Lord he loved on Monday, December 4, 2017. A Celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017 at The Point Church in Gatesville. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery near Corsicana at 2:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville.

Lynn was born on September 22, 1947 in Crane, Texas to Rex and Lullene Shelton. After receiving his Bachelors of Education from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, he served in the US Air Force in Alaska. As a retired teacher, he served many throughout his career from Children-at-Risk to adults in confinement. His focus in teaching was not only the basics, but to change lives. There was rarely a day that he did not take a moment to speak encouraging words into the lives of others. He was passionate about not only teaching but changing lives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Lullene Shelton.

Lynn is survived by his wife of 15 years, Wanda Shelton of Gatesville and their daughter, Aubrey Hasse and husband, John with four grandchildren, Cross, Caleb, Cobey, and Annie. He is also survived by his sister, Rex Ann Herrick and her husband, Dennis with niece, Jennifer and nephew, Jeffrey; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Garrett and Barbara Smith, as well as, brothers-in-law, Garrett and John Smith.

Notes:

  • Scott’s Funeral Home Gatesville, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Air Force
  • 1st wife Patricia Ruth (Livingston) Shelton married May 25, 1968 2nd wife Wanda L. (Smith) Shelton married Feb 14, 2002; s/o Ray Rexford “Rex”/ “Pie Man” Shelton & Lullene Lois (Brock) Shelton

Leta Ruth (Holloway) Gatlin
Apr 24, 1912 - Jan 17, 1956

Mrs. H. O. Gatlin Services Monday

Mrs. Ruth Gatlin, 43, wife of Hershell O. Gatlin, 815 West Seventh avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Guinn Gatlin, Dallas; two daughters, Billie Ruth and Betty Ann Gatlin, both of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Ed Holloway, Corsican; seven brothers, Herman, Burnie and Jim Holloway, all of Corsicana; Minton Holloway, San Angelo; Byron Holloway, Donna; Don Holloway, Dallas, and Ralph Holloway, Groesbeck and other relatives.

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

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Pallbearers were Earl Gatlin, R. C. Gatlin, Harvey Ray Anthony, Jodie Perkins, John Holloway and James Holloway.

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William James “Willie” Ridge
Jun 29, 1887 - Jan 11, 1951

William J. Ridge Dies At Overton

William James Ridge, 63, night-watchman, died Thursday in an Overton hospital. He was a native of Fairfield.

Funeral services were conducted Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. N. Todd of Overton.

Surviving are a son, John Ridge, Overton; a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Cantrell, Streetman; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, H. F. Ridge, Wortham, and J. S. Ridge, Kirven; three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Allen, Fairfield; Mrs. Annie Crook, Chatfield and Mrs. Bertha Chapman, Richland and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Glovis L. Ridge, Charles E. Cantrell, Roy E. Cantrell, Edward Ridge, Clyde E. Ridge, and Floyd Chapman.

Corley directed.

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Vickie Alane (Ridge) Weaver
Sep 7, 1960 - Sep 2, 2013

Vickie Alane Ridge Weaver, 52, passed away on September 2, 2013 in Richland, Texas. Graveside services were held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Richland Cemetery. Reverend Justin Colquette officiated. Family visitation was held on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham.
Vickie was born on September 7, 1960 in Mexia, Texas to J.R. & Sue Ridge. She was a woodworker, with particular focus on picture frames. She had been in the community her entire life. She married Teddy Weaver on April 3, 1985,
Surviving Mrs. Weaver are her husband; parents; sons, Cole Ridge & wife, Kristie of Fairfield, Ketch Weaver & wife, Kayla of Langley, Texas; grandchildren, Kaylie Grace Ridge and Kodie Ann Weaver; brother, Rickey Ridge & wife, Kristi and nephews, Trent & Blake Ridge.

Notes:

  • Corley-Porter Funeral Home, Mexia, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Ted Augustus “ Teddy” Weaver; d/o Hardy Franklin Ridge, Jr. & Sharlyn Sue (Towers) Ridge

Rand Morgan Holloway
Aug 5, 1928 - Dec 31, 1951

R. M. Holloway Dies At Lisbon

Rand Morgan Holloway, 23, formerly in the U. S. Air Force, 623 South Sixteenth street, died in the Veterans Hospital at Lisbon, near Dallas, Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held in the Corley Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a daughter, Randy Carol Holloway, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Flora Holloway, Corsicana; father M. W. Holloway, San Angelo; three brothers, M. W. Holloway, Jr., Waco; H. F. and Rex M. Holloway, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Breedlove, Odessa, and Mrs. Joy Martin, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were John Novak, B. G. Gilliam, Kenneth Wylie, Hugh Foster, Charlie Ellington and Trent Bond.

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Laura May (Wiggs) Holloway
Jul 27, 1871 - Nov 28, 1959

Mrs. Holloway Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura M. Holloway, 89, who died at her residence, 6-B Northwest Apartments Saturday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Holloway had resided in Corsicana 45 years.

Surviving are seven sons, Herman, Minton, Ralph, Burnett, Jim and Don Holloway, all of Corsicana, and Byron Holloway, Donna; 31 grandchildren, a brother D. F. Wiggs, Searcy, Ark.; a sister, Mrs. Rosa Robinson, Shawnee, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Holloway, James Holloway, Richard Holloway, Bill Hanna, Hugh Holloway and Thomas Johnson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 30, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Samuel Edgar “Ed” Holloway married Dec. 3, 1889 White, Arkansas; d/o William Jefferson Wiggs & Elizabeth (Bartlett) Wiggs

Rube Ralph Holloway, Sr.
Apr 13, 1896 - May 26, 1973

R. R. Holloway

Funeral services for Ralph R. Holloway, 77, retired farmer who died early Saturday in Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Hailey will officiate. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers.

A native of Arkansas, he had been a Corsicana resident for the past 16 years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his widow of Corsicana; four sons, , Hugh G., James B., Billy B. and Fountain Holloway, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Donnie Ruth Hanna of Angus; Mrs. Laura M. Mitchell of Houston, and Mrs. Frances M. Belden of Dallas; 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and five brothers, Minton Holloway, Burney Holloway, Jim Holloway and Don Holloway, all of Corsicana, and Byron Holloway of Donna, Texas.

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Rube Ralph Holloway, Jr.
Jul 9, 1923 - Jul 4, 1951

Service Held For Rube R. Holloway Drowning Victim

Funeral services for Rube Ralph Holloway, Jr., 26, July Fourth drowning victim, were held from the Corley chapel here Friday at 3 p.m.

Holloway, a native of Navarro county was among a group of family picnickers on Chambers creek east of Corsicana and north of Highway 31 Wednesday. he had gone swimming in the creek a few minutes before witnesses noted his absence about 3:30 p.m. the body was recovered three hours later. An employe of the Carlon Plastic Pipe plant here, Holloway’s was the second holiday fatality Wednesday in Navarro county.

Conducting the rites was Claude B. Holcomb, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in Richland cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Charles Edward Holloway, both of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Holloway, Sr., of Streetman; four brothers, Hugh, Billy and Fountain Holloway, all of Streetman, and James Holloway of Camp Atterbury, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Mae Mitchell of Harlington, Mrs. Frances Boldin of Corsicana and Mrs. Donnie Hanna of Teague.

Pallbearers were James Joyce, Bobby Whittenberg, Norman Neyman, Floyd Wilson, Earl Bluhm and Howard Fringell.

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Charlie Hines, Jr.
Aug 12, 1933 - Sep 4, 1951

Negro Drowned In Stock Pond

Charlie Hines, 17, negro, drowned early Tuesday night in a stock tank where he and two other youths had gone swimming.

The victim had been swimming in John Gillen’s tank at Emhouse.

Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and Deputy Pete McCain investigated, and Justice of the Peace J. W. Sheppard held an inquest, ruling the youth’s death accidental.

The body was taken to Calhoun’s Funeral Home.

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Virgil Nolan
Apr 15, 1923 - Aug 11, 1950

Corsicanan Is Reported Killed In Korea Battle

Sgt. Virgil Nolen, 27, negro, was killed in action in Korea, August 11, according to a telegram received Friday afternoon by his mother, Ida Nolen, 801 East First avenue, from the adjutant general’s office. He had previously been reported missing in action.

Sgt. Nolen was serving with the Ninth Engineers, and shipped overseas two months ago.

The soldier served three years in the European Theater during World War II and re-enlisted in 1948, his mother stated.

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Returning Body of Cpl. Nolen To Corsicana Home

The body of Cpl. Virgil Nolen, 27, negro, son of Robert and Ida Nolen, 801 East First avenue, is among the 31 Texas war dead that arrived in San Francisco Sunday aboard the transport, Virginia City. The body will be sent home with an escort.

Cpl. Nolen enlisted in the U. S. army while still a student in Jackson High school during World War II and following his discharge, re-enlisted.

He was killed on August 11, 1950, in a North Korean ambush, his parents were notified.

Surviving are his parents and four brothers. Of the five Nolen brothers, three were in the army and one was in the navy during World War II.

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Joseph “Joe” Parish, Jr.
Jul. 28, 1934 - Dec. 27, 1951

5 NEGRO CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH

OLDEST BOY LOSES LIFE IN RESCUE TRY

Tragedy Is Rated Among Worst In Corsicana History

By DON MORRISSEY
Daily Sun Staff.

Five negro children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parish, Sr., hardly had time to enjoy their Christmas toys nor to break them before they were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their little home at 602 East Sixteenth avenue at 6:15 p.m., Thursday. A sixth child is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital.

Four of the five who died were under two years old, and their 17-year-old brother lost his life in an attempt to save them. Joe Parish, Jr., 17, was found among the ruins of the house by firemen. He was reaching as if to rescue the 18-month-old twin brother and sister, firemen said.

Runs Into House.
His father said Joe was working on the family car at the side of the house when the fire broke out. Neighbors said the youth ran into the house and carried four-year-old Freeman safely outside.

He dashed back into the house but never came back outside until firemen carried out his lifeless and charred body.

Those who died in one of Corsicana’s worst residence fires were; Joseph, 17; Lindon and Linda, 18-month-old brother and sister twins; Pearlie B., two years old, and baby Vera Lee, five months old.

Funerals Sunday.
Mass funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Church of God in Christ, South Fifth street and East Twelfth avenue, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Firemen said all but the 17-year-old boy were found in two beds in the front room where the fire started. The boy was found on the floor near the bed of the twins.

The four-year-old in the hospital was said to be “pretty critical” Friday afternoon. Hospital attendants said he was suffering first degree burns on his face, arms and body.

Oil Stove Explodes.
Fire Chief Howard Bivins said the fire started when and oil-burning heater exploded. He surmised the burning oil was thrown on the children as they lay in their beds.

“When we arrived,” he said, “the entire house was afire and flames were shooting from every door and window.”

Mrs. Parish, her husband said, was in the kitchen preparing supper when the fire broke out. He said she reported the fire and heat were so intense that she was unable to get into the front room.

“She had to escape through a rear door,” he said.

The father, a railroad employe, was at work when the disaster occurred.

Fire Quickly Controlled.
Firemen had to go three blocks to a hydrant but had the fire under control in about 30 minutes. A portion of the walls and roof were standing Friday.

All the bodies were recovered within an hour, Bivins said.

The bodies of the five negro children were taken to Calhouns Funeral Home.

Parish said he carried no insurance on the contents of the house. The residence is owns by Miss Frankie Freedman.

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Lindon Parish
Jun. 30, 1950 - Dec. 27, 1951

5 NEGRO CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH

OLDEST BOY LOSES LIFE IN RESCUE TRY

Tragedy Is Rated Among Worst In Corsicana History

By DON MORRISSEY
Daily Sun Staff.

Five negro children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parish, Sr., hardly had time to enjoy their Christmas toys nor to break them before they were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their little home at 602 East Sixteenth avenue at 6:15 p.m., Thursday. A sixth child is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital.

Four of the five who died were under two years old, and their 17-year-old brother lost his life in an attempt to save them. Joe Parish, Jr., 17, was found among the ruins of the house by firemen. He was reaching as if to rescue the 18-month-old twin brother and sister, firemen said.

Runs Into House.
His father said Joe was working on the family car at the side of the house when the fire broke out. Neighbors said the youth ran into the house and carried four-year-old Freeman safely outside.

He dashed back into the house but never came back outside until firemen carried out his lifeless and charred body.

Those who died in one of Corsicana’s worst residence fires were; Joseph, 17; Lindon and Linda, 18-month-old brother and sister twins; Pearlie B., two years old, and baby Vera Lee, five months old.

Funerals Sunday.
Mass funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Church of God in Christ, South Fifth street and East Twelfth avenue, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Firemen said all but the 17-year-old boy were found in two beds in the front room where the fire started. The boy was found on the floor near the bed of the twins.

The four-year-old in the hospital was said to be “pretty critical” Friday afternoon. Hospital attendants said he was suffering first degree burns on his face, arms and body.

Oil Stove Explodes.
Fire Chief Howard Bivins said the fire started when and oil-burning heater exploded. He surmised the burning oil was thrown on the children as they lay in their beds.

“When we arrived,” he said, “the entire house was afire and flames were shooting from every door and window.”

Mrs. Parish, her husband said, was in the kitchen preparing supper when the fire broke out. He said she reported the fire and heat were so intense that she was unable to get into the front room.

“She had to escape through a rear door,” he said.

The father, a railroad employe, was at work when the disaster occurred.

Fire Quickly Controlled.
Firemen had to go three blocks to a hydrant but had the fire under control in about 30 minutes. A portion of the walls and roof were standing Friday.

All the bodies were recovered within an hour, Bivins said.

The bodies of the five negro children were taken to Calhouns Funeral Home.

Parish said he carried no insurance on the contents of the house. The residence is owns by Miss Frankie Freedman.

Notes:


Linda Parish
Jun. 30, 1950 - Dec. 27, 1951

5 NEGRO CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH

OLDEST BOY LOSES LIFE IN RESCUE TRY

Tragedy Is Rated Among Worst In Corsicana History

By DON MORRISSEY
Daily Sun Staff.

Five negro children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parish, Sr., hardly had time to enjoy their Christmas toys nor to break them before they were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their little home at 602 East Sixteenth avenue at 6:15 p.m., Thursday. A sixth child is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital.

Four of the five who died were under two years old, and their 17-year-old brother lost his life in an attempt to save them. Joe Parish, Jr., 17, was found among the ruins of the house by firemen. He was reaching as if to rescue the 18-month-old twin brother and sister, firemen said.

Runs Into House.
His father said Joe was working on the family car at the side of the house when the fire broke out. Neighbors said the youth ran into the house and carried four-year-old Freeman safely outside.

He dashed back into the house but never came back outside until firemen carried out his lifeless and charred body.

Those who died in one of Corsicana’s worst residence fires were; Joseph, 17; Lindon and Linda, 18-month-old brother and sister twins; Pearlie B., two years old, and baby Vera Lee, five months old.

Funerals Sunday.
Mass funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Church of God in Christ, South Fifth street and East Twelfth avenue, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Firemen said all but the 17-year-old boy were found in two beds in the front room where the fire started. The boy was found on the floor near the bed of the twins.

The four-year-old in the hospital was said to be “pretty critical” Friday afternoon. Hospital attendants said he was suffering first degree burns on his face, arms and body.

Oil Stove Explodes.
Fire Chief Howard Bivins said the fire started when and oil-burning heater exploded. He surmised the burning oil was thrown on the children as they lay in their beds.

“When we arrived,” he said, “the entire house was afire and flames were shooting from every door and window.”

Mrs. Parish, her husband said, was in the kitchen preparing supper when the fire broke out. He said she reported the fire and heat were so intense that she was unable to get into the front room.

“She had to escape through a rear door,” he said.

The father, a railroad employe, was at work when the disaster occurred.

Fire Quickly Controlled.
Firemen had to go three blocks to a hydrant but had the fire under control in about 30 minutes. A portion of the walls and roof were standing Friday.

All the bodies were recovered within an hour, Bivins said.

The bodies of the five negro children were taken to Calhouns Funeral Home.

Parish said he carried no insurance on the contents of the house. The residence is owns by Miss Frankie Freedman.

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Vera Lee Parish
Jun. 22, 1951 - Dec. 27, 1951

5 NEGRO CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH

OLDEST BOY LOSES LIFE IN RESCUE TRY

Tragedy Is Rated Among Worst In Corsicana History

By DON MORRISSEY
Daily Sun Staff.

Five negro children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parish, Sr., hardly had time to enjoy their Christmas toys nor to break them before they were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their little home at 602 East Sixteenth avenue at 6:15 p.m., Thursday. A sixth child is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital.

Four of the five who died were under two years old, and their 17-year-old brother lost his life in an attempt to save them. Joe Parish, Jr., 17, was found among the ruins of the house by firemen. He was reaching as if to rescue the 18-month-old twin brother and sister, firemen said.

Runs Into House.
His father said Joe was working on the family car at the side of the house when the fire broke out. Neighbors said the youth ran into the house and carried four-year-old Freeman safely outside.

He dashed back into the house but never came back outside until firemen carried out his lifeless and charred body.

Those who died in one of Corsicana’s worst residence fires were; Joseph, 17; Lindon and Linda, 18-month-old brother and sister twins; Pearlie B., two years old, and baby Vera Lee, five months old.

Funerals Sunday.
Mass funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Church of God in Christ, South Fifth street and East Twelfth avenue, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Firemen said all but the 17-year-old boy were found in two beds in the front room where the fire started. The boy was found on the floor near the bed of the twins.

The four-year-old in the hospital was said to be “pretty critical” Friday afternoon. Hospital attendants said he was suffering first degree burns on his face, arms and body.

Oil Stove Explodes.
Fire Chief Howard Bivins said the fire started when and oil-burning heater exploded. He surmised the burning oil was thrown on the children as they lay in their beds.

“When we arrived,” he said, “the entire house was afire and flames were shooting from every door and window.”

Mrs. Parish, her husband said, was in the kitchen preparing supper when the fire broke out. He said she reported the fire and heat were so intense that she was unable to get into the front room.

“She had to escape through a rear door,” he said.

The father, a railroad employe, was at work when the disaster occurred.

Fire Quickly Controlled.
Firemen had to go three blocks to a hydrant but had the fire under control in about 30 minutes. A portion of the walls and roof were standing Friday.

All the bodies were recovered within an hour, Bivins said.

The bodies of the five negro children were taken to Calhouns Funeral Home.

Parish said he carried no insurance on the contents of the house. The residence is owns by Miss Frankie Freedman.

Notes:


Pearlie B. Parish
Jun 7, 1949 - Dec 27, 1951

5 NEGRO CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH

OLDEST BOY LOSES LIFE IN RESCUE TRY

Tragedy Is Rated Among Worst In Corsicana History

By DON MORRISSEY
Daily Sun Staff.

Five negro children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parish, Sr., hardly had time to enjoy their Christmas toys nor to break them before they were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their little home at 602 East Sixteenth avenue at 6:15 p.m., Thursday. A sixth child is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital.

Four of the five who died were under two years old, and their 17-year-old brother lost his life in an attempt to save them. Joe Parish, Jr., 17, was found among the ruins of the house by firemen. He was reaching as if to rescue the 18-month-old twin brother and sister, firemen said.

Runs Into House.
His father said Joe was working on the family car at the side of the house when the fire broke out. Neighbors said the youth ran into the house and carried four-year-old Freeman safely outside.

He dashed back into the house but never came back outside until firemen carried out his lifeless and charred body.

Those who died in one of Corsicana’s worst residence fires were; Joseph, 17; Lindon and Linda, 18-month-old brother and sister twins; Pearlie B., two years old, and baby Vera Lee, five months old.

Funerals Sunday.
Mass funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Church of God in Christ, South Fifth street and East Twelfth avenue, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Firemen said all but the 17-year-old boy were found in two beds in the front room where the fire started. The boy was found on the floor near the bed of the twins.

The four-year-old in the hospital was said to be “pretty critical” Friday afternoon. Hospital attendants said he was suffering first degree burns on his face, arms and body.

Oil Stove Explodes.
Fire Chief Howard Bivins said the fire started when and oil-burning heater exploded. He surmised the burning oil was thrown on the children as they lay in their beds.

“When we arrived,” he said, “the entire house was afire and flames were shooting from every door and window.”

Mrs. Parish, her husband said, was in the kitchen preparing supper when the fire broke out. He said she reported the fire and heat were so intense that she was unable to get into the front room.

“She had to escape through a rear door,” he said.

The father, a railroad employe, was at work when the disaster occurred.

Fire Quickly Controlled.
Firemen had to go three blocks to a hydrant but had the fire under control in about 30 minutes. A portion of the walls and roof were standing Friday.

All the bodies were recovered within an hour, Bivins said.

The bodies of the five negro children were taken to Calhouns Funeral Home.

Parish said he carried no insurance on the contents of the house. The residence is owns by Miss Frankie Freedman.

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Joyce (Adams) Jenkins
Jan 8, 1934 - Jul 25, 2020

Obituary for Joyce Jenkins
JENKINS, JOYCE ADAMS, 86, of Blooming Grove, TX died on July 25, 2020 at Brookdale Senior Living Center in Waco. Joyce was born on January 8, 1934 to Virgil Simmons Adams and Hazel Eva Robertson Adams of Pampa, TX and was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill B. Jenkins, Sr. and siblings, Frank Adams and Patricia Shelton. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Bill Jr. (Bud) and Cynthia Jenkins of West, TX, and Jeffrey and Martha Jenkins of Blooming Grove, TX; grandchildren, Mandy and John Norwood of Houston, TX, Cody and Bristi Jenkins of Suwanee, GA, and Amy and Jonathan Alvis of Spring, TX, Adrienne Harper of Snook, TX and Victoria (Tori) Jenkins of College Station, TX; great-grandchildren Aikan, Ainslee, Blaiklee and Cainan Jenkins of Suwanee, GA, Sloane Alvis of Spring, TX, Jerich and Gavin Harper of Snook, TX, and Jack and Eli Norwood of Houston, TX; brother, Glen Adams of Granbury, TX and sisters, Aurelia Gallagher of Flint, TX and Sue Lewis of Farmers Branch, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Joyce was a 1950 graduate of Pampa High School at age 16. She attended Wayland Baptist University. She started working for Citizen’s Bank in Pampa in 1950, where she was introduced to Bill by her coworker and Bill’s brother, John. Bill and Joyce married in 1956 in Pampa and their two sons were soon born. They moved to Bay City, TX in 1964 where Joyce was a secretary for BCISD for 21 years before retiring in 1989. Bill and Joyce moved to Blooming Grove in 2007 where Joyce was active in Central Baptist Church and formerly First Baptist Church of Bay City. She was also an active member of the Young at Heart Club and the Blooming Grove Lions Club. Visitation will be held from 10 am to 11 am on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Central Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, TX with services following at 11 am with Darren Heil officiating. Internment will be at Dresden Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Central Baptist Church, PO Box 286, Blooming Grove, TX 76626 or the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the Brookdale Senior Living Center, Lake Brazos in Waco for the loving care provided to Joyce over the last four months.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • w/o Bill B. Jenkins, Sr; d/o Virgil Simmons Adams & Hazel Eva (Robertson) Adams

Ernest LeRoy Proper
Apr 28, 1883 - Dec 22, 1952

Tuesday Services For E. L. Proper

Funeral services for E. L. Proper, 69, of Alvarado, long-time Corsicanan, who died in memorial Hospital Monday, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

Proper was a member of the Frist Methodist church, the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine. He was connected with the Powell Salt Water Company for 23 years.

Surviving are his wife of Alvarado; a daughter, Mrs. W. M. Peck, Jr.; a granddaughter, Ann Peck, both of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Thompson, Northcast, Pa., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. L. Dublin, N. Suttle Roberts, Jimmy Pitts, Lowell Estes, W. D. Lamb, Eliot Johnston, Lee Brashear and R. G. Miller.

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Helen Marie Ward
Aug 31, 1937 - Dec 21, 1952

Services Tuesday For Young Girl

Funeral services for Helen Marie Ward, 15, who died of a heart attack Sunday afternoon at the family home, 1325 West Tenth avenue, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist church.

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

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Owens, Corsicana; father, L. G. Ward, Fort Worth; two brothers, Allen K. Ward and Jerry Wayne Owens, both of Corsicana; a sister, Judy Faye Owens, Corsicana; grandmothers, Mrs. A. S. Waters, Corsicana, and Mrs. Claria Gamblin, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leslie Hadley, Fred Moore, Eugene Moore, Charles Harper, Charles Cofer and Durwood Richards.

Corley directed.

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Willie Mae (Smith) Bailey
Jul 17, 1909 - Jun 2, 1952

Mrs. Rex V. Bailey Dies Suddenly At Local Hospital

Mrs. Rex V. Bailey, 42, died unexpectedly at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist church.

Rev. W. M. Shamburger, assisted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, will officiate at the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband; a son Jimmy, of Corsicana; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Smith of Cash, Texas; a brother, Dennis Fred Smith, U. S. Navy, San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Wayne Frances of Dallas, and other relatives.

The Ladies Auxillary of the M. D. Herring Canton Lodge No. 8, will be in charge of the graveside rites.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd Chambliss, A. A. Cox, Lewis Foster, J. S. Gordon, W. A. Chaffee, L. C. Cook, W. S. Guthrie and C. A. Gordon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun. 3, 1952
  • submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Rex Virgil Bailey d/o William Fred Smith and Rossie Virginia (Duncan) Smith buried in Bethel cemetery, Greenville, Tx. (Willie and Rex have a double monument in Oakwood cemetery but he has a military monument in Prairie Point cemetery where he is actually buried)

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Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Bailey

Final rites were held here Wednesday for Mrs. Rex Bailey, 42, who died unexpectedly Monday afternoon following a brief illness.

Rev. W. M. Shamburger, assisted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband; a son, Jimmy, of Corsicana; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Smith of Cash, Texas; a brother, Dennis Fred Smith, U. S. Navy, San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Wayne Frances of Dallas; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Chambliss, A. A. Cox, Lewis Foster, J. S. Gordon, W. A. Chaffee, L. C. Cook, W. S. Guthrie and C. A. Gordon.

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Gary Glynn Madden
Jan 10, 1952 - Sep 29, 1952

Eight-Months-Old Son Dies Monday

Gary Glynn Madden, eight-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Madden, 626 South Sixteenth street, died in the Memorial Hospital Monday at 1:30 a. m. The child was admitted to the hospital Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Bobby Jean and Charles Telmon Madden; two sisters, Martha Ann and Wanda Sune Madden, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bridgman, Haleysville, Ala., and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

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Robert Wayne Yarbrough
Aug 21, 1952 - Aug 26, 1952

Rites Wednesday For Waco Infant

Robert Wayne Yarbrough, five-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Yarbrough, Jr., Waco, died in Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, Waco, late Tuesday night.

Funeral services were held from the Waco Funeral Home chapel at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. the rites were conducted by Rev. R. L. Smith. Graveside rites will be held at
Oakwood cemetery here at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Yarbrough, Sr., Waco, and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. May of Mexia, formerly of Corsicana, and great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Johnson, Waco, and Mrs. Novella Yarbrough, Fort Worth.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Clifton Bryan “Tip” Yarbrough
Aug 21, 1897 - Nov 9, 1970

Yarbrough Rites Set Wednesday

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel for C. B. Yarbrough who died Monday in Iola, Kansas. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Robert J. Potts, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Victor Carruthers of Corsicana; one niece, Mrs. Macy Honey of Iola, Kans.; and two nephews, Munn Watkins of Sulphur Springs and Thomas Watkins of Houston.

Notes:

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Yarbrough Rites

Funeral services for C. B. Yarbrough will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Yarbrough died Monday in Iola, Kansas.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Victor Carruthers of Corsicana; one niece, Mrs. Macy Honey of Iola, Kans.; one aunt, Mrs. Berta Braswell of Dallas; and two nephews, Munn Watkins of Sulphur Springs and Thomas Watkins of Houston.

Pallbearers will be L. D. Ransom, Chick Reed, Dave Kelton, Hubert Braselton, Roy Delefosse, Elwin Garner, Fred Prince and Pete Breithaupt.

Notes:

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Yarbrough Rites

Funeral services were held today at 10 a.m. for C. B. Yarbrough who died Monday in Iola, Kansas. Services were in the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by one sister, one aunt, one niece and two nephews.

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Lucy (McClure) Yarbrough
Feb 15, 1868 - Feb 15, 1958

Mrs. Yarbrough Rites Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Yarbrough, who died Saturday on her ninetieth birthday, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

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

Mrs. Yarbrough was born, Feb. 15, 1868, at Navarro and had resided at 924 West Fifth avenue, 45 years.

Surviving are a son, C. B. Yarbrough, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. T. N. Watkins, Houston, and Mrs. Tommy Carruthers, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Berta Braswell, Dallas; four grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Scott Harvard, N. J. Middlebrook, Billy Atkeisson, T. D. Clark, J. A. Roxburgh, and Fritz Kloecker.

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John Luke Ward
Aug 21, 1892 - Nov 28, 1970

Ward Rites

Graveside rites were held Monday at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery for John Ward, 78, Waco, who died there Saturday. Funeral services were held from the Compton Funeral Chapel in Waco at 1 p.m. Corley directed graveside rites.

He formerly had resided 35 years in Hillsboro where he operated a motel before moving to Waco five years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Alma, of Waco; and one niece, Mrs. Jeanine Nixon, Waco.

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Mary Geneive Harris
Jan 27, 1952 - Apr 18, 1953

Geneive Harris Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mary Geneive Harris, 14-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leldon Harris of Houston, who died at the family residence early Saturday, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, David Harris, Houston and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Percy McKinney and E. B. Harris, Sr., all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bobby Dew, Elmo Murray, John Paul Robinson and George Gilliespie.

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Edna Osborne (Mayo) White
Aug. 8, 1884 - Jul. 24, 1952

Friday Services For Mrs. White

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred S. White, SR., 68, who died with a heart attack at the family home, 2422 West Ninth avenue, Thursday morning, will be held from the McCammon Chapel at 4 p.m. Friday.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist circuit. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four sons, Leslie White, Corsicana; Fred S. White, Jr., Sweeney; Felix White, Shreveport, and Frank White, Tomball; two daughters, Mrs. Louie Lawrence, and Mrs. Inez Tadlock, both of Baytown; a sister, Mrs. Una Lambert, Houston; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Horace Hayes, Jim Johnson, Thomas Keathley, J. I. Ellett, L. K. Carraway and Tom Duncan.

McCammon will direct.

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William Monroe Parks
Nov 25, 1873 - Oct 15, 1952

Rites Wednesday For Wm. M. Parks

Graveside rites for Wm. M. Parks, who died in Denton Tuesday, were held at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at 1 p.m. Previous services were held at the Gauge-Ware Chapel in Fort Worth Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Surviving are his wife of Denison, a son, Howard Parks, California; a brother, Tom Parks, Dallas and two grandsons.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Thomas Allen “Tom” Parks
Mar 14, 1880 - Sep 26, 1957

Saturday Rites For T. A. Parks

Funeral services for Thomas Allen Parks

Funeral services for Thomas Allen Parks, 77, Corsicana native who died in Dallas Friday morning, will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Saturday at 4 p.m.

A retired paint contractor, Parks had resided in Dallas 45 years.

Surviving are a foster -daughter, Mrs. Mary Neal, Tyler; a nephew, Howard Parks, California, and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Lena (Ahlfinger) Parks
Nov 2, 1886 - Oct 19, 1954

Mrs. Lena Parks Dies In Dallas

Mrs. Lena Parks, 67, former Corsicana resident, died at her home, 4107 Colonial, Dallas, Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with a graveside service and interment in Oakwood cemetery here Thursday at 4 p.m.

Surviving are her husband, T. A. Parks; a sister, Mrs. Martha Carroll, both of Dallas, and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct 20, 1954
  • w/o Thomas Allen “Tom” Parks; d/o Valentine A. Ahlfinger & Minnie (Rhinkle) Ahlfinger

Warren Ray Franks
Jan 15, 1956 - Nov 7, 1985

Warren Ray Franks, 29, died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services for the life-long Corsicana resident will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Troy Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Franks, Corsicana; one son, Christopher Ray Franks, Corsicana; parents Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Franks, Corsicana; two brothers, Roy Franks and Clyde Franks, Corsicana; four sisters, Martha Northern, Glenda Robinson, Shirley Yarbrough, and Sue Forstmann, Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Larry Hunter, Fred Aguado, Elwin Robinson, Jerry Robinson, Don Northern, and Gene Yarbrough.

Notes:

  • h/o Barbara Jean (Owen) Franks married Apr. 29, 1980; s/o Roy Eugene “Gene” Franks, Sr. & Mary Florence (Boyte) Franks
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Sarah Virginia “Jinny” (Franks) Holloway
Dec 26, 1885 - May 1, 1970

Holloway Rites Set Saturday

Mrs. Robert L. Holloway, 74, native of Corsicana, died early Friday at Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. Roland Spears, pastor of her church, officiating. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, three sons, William C. Holloway, Corsicana; Robert M. Holloway, Waco, and N. G. Holloway, Duncanville, Okla.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, B. O. Franks, Corsicana, and Roy Franks, Mangum, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Tom Spikes, Sam Roberts, Sam Moore, Wesley Edens, Jr., Charlie Tieman and Frank Formby.

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Dora (Franks) Mathews
Sep 29, 1882 - Mar 22, 1958

Mrs. Mathews Services Monday

Mrs. P. L. Mathews, 75, native of Black Hills, 115 East First avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon following an extended illness.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. D. Ballard, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Mrs. Mathews had resided in Corsicana 41 years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Ernest Mathews, Houston; three grandchildren, a brother, J. H. Franks, Oklahoma City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were William Blen, Harry Clowe, Jr.; Jack Megarity, J. W. Hall, Roy Hopkins and Hubert Farmer.

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Willie May (Franks) Archer
Dec 25, 1880 - Jul 29, 1961

Hold Services For Mrs. Archer

Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Archer, 80, who died in Austin Saturday, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by W. B. Huntsberry, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, James B. Archer, Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Pat McKibben, Vanderbilt, Texas, and Mrs. John Jean, France; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four brothers, Roy Franks, Bryan; Burnette Franks, Dallas; Martin and Ray Franks, both of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mrs. R. L. Holloway and Mrs. T. P. Shivers, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Calvin Holloway, Neil Holloway, David Megarity, Davie Castles, Will Tom Franks and Vernon Franks.

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James Minor Metcalfe
Dec 4, 1867 - May 27, 1952

Former Resident Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for J. M. Metcalf, 83, 1411 Grand avenue, Dallas, who died in a Dallas hospital early Tuesday, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCamey, Ingram and Batchelor Funeral chapel in Dallas.

Graveside rites were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at
Oakwood cemetery here where interment was made. The services here were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ned Prigmore, Mrs. Carlton Wilson and Mrs. C. C. Yost, all of Dallas; a son, James R. Metcalf, San Antonio; six grandchildren and others relatives.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 28, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Inez (Turner) Metcalfe married Sep. 21, 1890 2nd Harriet Lela (Ramsey) Metcalfe married Jul. 29, 1912; s/o Charles Pollan Metcalfe & Amanda Elizabeth (Taylor) Metcalfe

Henry Edgar Metcalf
Mar 27, 1878 - Jan 5, 1962

Hold Services H. E. Metcalf

Funeral services for Henry Edgar Metcalf were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist church with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Officiating were Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor, and Rev. John Wesley Ford, district superintendent and former pastor at First Methodist church of which Mr. Metcalf was a life-long member.

He was employed by Jarrell-Elliott, Marks Bros and J. M. Dyer Company.

A native of Freestone county who was born March 27, 1878, Mr. Metcalf, 83, moved to Corsicana as a youngster and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1898.

He was a Knight Templar and a Mason, receiving his 50-year pin in 1954.

Surviving, other than his widow of Corsicana, are one daughter, Mrs. Quest C. Couch, Jr., and grandchildren, Cathie, Quest III, James Terrell and John Metcalf Couch, all of San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Pugh, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Lee Sims, Corsicana; one brother, John Wilson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Bell, Lewis Perryman, Jack Hammock, John S. Finch, Dan A. Story, E. C. Burrow and Alson Jones.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Boards of Stewards and Trustees of the First Methodist church.

McCammon directed.

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H. E. Metcalf Dies Friday, Rites Saturday

Henry Edgar Metcalf, native of Freestone county but life-long Corsicana resident, died Friday at Memorial hospital following a short illness. He was 83.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist church. Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor, and Rev. John Wesley Ford, district superintendent and former pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Born in Freestone county on March 27, 1878, Mr. Metcalf moved to Corsicana as a youngster and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1898.

He was a life-long member of First Methodist church and had served as a member of the Board of Stewards and secretary of that organization for many years. At the time of his death Mr. Metcalf was a member of the Board of Trustees. He was a former member of the choir.

He was a Knight Templar and a Mason, receiving his 50-year membership pin in 1954.

Surviving other than his widow, are one daughter, Mrs. Quest C. Couch, Jr., and grandchildren, Cathie, Quest III, James Terrell and John Metcalf Couch, all of San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Pugh, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Lee Sims, Corsicana, and one brothers, John Wilson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Bell, Lewis Perryman, Jack Hammock, John S. Finch, Dan A. Story, E. C. Burrow and Alson Jones.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Board of Stewards and Board of Trustees of the First Methodist church.

McCammon directs.

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James Edward Metcalf, Jr.
Jun 24, 1901 - Sep 23, 1975

J. E. Metcalf

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for J. E. Metcalf, Jr., 74, resident of Houston, who died Tuesday in Houston. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery..

He was a native of Corsicana, resident of Houston 25 years, architectural contractor, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Houston.

Survivors include his widow of Houston, a sister, Mrs. C. R. Bibin of Lawton, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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J. E. Metcalf Jr.

Services were at 11:30 a.m. Thursday for J. E. Metcalf Jr., 74, resident of Houston, who died Tuesday in Houston.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two sisters, including Miss Velma Metcalf of Austin, a brother, Roy Metcalf of Wolf City; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included Carrel Martin, Everett Babb, Jimmy McCammon, W. W. Philleaux, Dick Parker, and Walter Rainey.

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Henry Loyd Metcalf
Apr 5, 1906 - Sep 19, 1973

Loyd Metcalf

Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Loyd Metcalf, 57, who died at Memorial Hospital Wednesday night. Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will be at
Oakwood Cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana, he was a World War II veteran and an employe of the Fullerton Cleaners for 27 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Metcalf of Corsicana; a brother, Theo Metcalf of Waco; sister, Mrs. Virginia Jordon of Corpus; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Albert Fullerton, Bobby Metcalf, Jimmy Metcalf and Bill Reynolds.

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Loyd Metcalf

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Loyd Metcalf, 67, who died at Memorial Hospital Wednesday night.

Rev. Eugene Wood was to officiate, with burial to follow at
Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a brother, a sister, and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers include Jim Acker, Grady Jones, Albert Fullerton, Bobby Metcalf, Jimmy Metcalf and Bill Reynolds.

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Myrtle (Mosley) Metcalf
Jul 31, 1886 Dec 2, 1969

Mrs. Metcalf Rites Pending

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. J. E. Metcalf who died this morning at her residence.

Surviving are a son, J. E. Metcalf, Jr. of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Bivin of Lawton, Okla.. and Miss Velma Metcalf of Austin.

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Metcalf Services

Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. Metcalf will be held Thursday at the Corley Chapel. She was a native of Corsicana and a member of the Methodist Church.

The rites will be conducted by the Rev. James Able with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, J. E. Metcalf of Houston and Roy Metcalf of Austin. Two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Bivin of Lawton, Okla., and Miss Velma Metcalf of Austin; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. H. M. Ragsdale of Boling and Mrs. T. B. Rundell of San Antonio.

Pallbearers will be Robert Owen, Dick Parker, Buck Hamilton, Fullwood Boyd, Earl Boyd and Avery Jackson.

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Metcalf Services

Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. Metcalf were held Thursday at the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. James Able, with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, two daughters, three grandchildren and two sisters.

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Lou Ella (Metcalf) Pugh
May 24, 1875 - Dec 17, 1964

Mrs. Ella Pugh Dies Thursday In California

Mrs. Ella Pugh, widow of the late W. E. Pugh, former Corsicana died in San Diego, Calif., Thursday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Mr. Pugh was connected with local banks for years and the couple operated a boarding house for years at the intersection of North Twelfth street and West Fifth avenue, directly east of the YMCA and on the northeast corner of the present parking area of the First National Bank.

Surviving are two sons, William Edwin Pugh, San Diego, Calif., and Chester S. Pugh, Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Sims, Corsicana; a brother, John Wilson, Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

The body is scheduled to arrive by plane in Dallas Saturday noon.

Pallbearers will be Charles Pugh, John Pugh, Ralph Stell, Gene Stewart, Johnny Brown and Lynn Sanders, Jr.

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Tennessee “Tennie” (Gentry) Patterson
Oct 12, 1877 - Dec 29, 1971

Mrs. Patterson

DAWSON—Services are set for 2:30 p.m. Thursday for Mrs. Tennie Patterson, 94, a long-time resident of Dawson. Rev. George Yarbrough will officiate at the services in First Baptist church in Dawson.

Burial is to be in Dawson.

She died Dec. 29 in Hubbard Hospital.

Survivors include two sons, Vestus Patterson and Glenn Patterson.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Fondren, Ted Hull, Raymond Etter, Jack Sykes, Wayne Allard and Alma Renfro.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 29, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Walter “Bob” Patterson married Dec 22, 1897; d/o Samuel Gentry & Mary Eliza Jane (Waldrop) Gentry

Clara Lucile (Dickson) Patterson
Mar 22, 1884 - Oct 5, 1954

Mrs. Patterson Dies At Dawson

DAWON, Oct. 6—(Spl.)—Mrs. Clara Patterson, 70, died at her home here Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church Wednesday at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor, and Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are a son, W. D. Patterson, Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. M. C. Moss, Arp; two grandsons, Jack and Jimmy Moss, both of Arp; a sister, Mrs. Emma Dickson, Dawson; four brothers, W. T. and D. E. Dickson, both of Dawson; Rufus and Douglas Dickson, both of Waco, and a number of nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Darrell Adams, 1100 West Fourteenth avenue, Corsicana.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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William Dickson “Bill” Patterson
Mar 15, 1906 - Sep 20, 1959

Bill Patterson Dies At Dawson

DAWSON, Sept. 21 (Spl.) --William Dickson (Bill) Patterson, 52, carpenter, died at his home here Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Presbyterian church with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. A. Renfer of Dallas.

Patterson resided with an uncle and aunt here.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. M. C. Moss, Arp; two nephews, two aunts, Mrs. Ray Morter, Austin and Miss Emma Dickson, Dawson; two uncles, D. E. Dickson, San Antonio and Will Dickson, Dawson; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Moore, Darrell Adams, Oliver Harrison, Billy Hubbard, Freeland Wells and Charlie Fondren.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Mary Bess (Spencer) Brown-Holditch
Aug 31, 1937 - Jul 13, 2020

Mary Bess Spencer Holditch, age 82, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Addington Place in Houston, Texas.
Mary was born in Mexia, Texas, on August 31, 1937 to Charles Roy Spencer and Bessie Ollie Brown Spencer.
She attended Blooming Grove High School, graduating in 1955. In 1957, she married Johnny Wayne Brown. In 1958, she graduated with honors from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas, with a degree in Speech and English. She started her teaching career in Mansfield, Texas and spent the next 31 years teaching students at both the elementary and secondary levels. She taught English and Theatre Arts for 20 years in Meridian, Texas, directing the one-act play and mentoring countless budding thespians in prose and poetry reading contests.

Mary lived in Clifton, Texas, for most of her adult life and was a devoted mother in raising her two children there. In addition to her love of teaching, she enjoyed gardening, sewing, and supporting local theatre productions. She was also an active church member and volunteer for civic groups. In June 2000, she married Donald Ray Holditch, and they had many happy years together.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Charles Roy Spencer, Jr. and Theodore "Ted” Brown Spencer, and her husband Donald Ray Holditch.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Clinton Brown and grandchildren Riley and Keller; Kristen Brown Cogburn and husband Scott, and grandchildren Joshua and Eva; Carl Holditch and wife Shirley, and grandsons Vince and David; Greg Holditch and wife Katy, and grandchildren Zane, Sarah, and Helen; Rebecca Loyd and husband Steve, and grandchildren Jessica and Karlie; John Holditch; and Robert Holditch.

A memorial service for immediate family will be held on August 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Obit written by daughter, Kristen Cogburn

 

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D. F. Alexander
Jul 4, 1914 - Aug 26, 1960

D. F. Alexander Rites Wednesday

D. F. Alexander, 46, native of Corsicana, died Friday in Pueblo, Colo.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. A. L. Harris, of Unity Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Alexander was a painter who was born Jul. 3, 1914.

Survivors include three brothers, Lester Alexander, Howard Earl Willis, and Scott Willis, Jr., all of Dallas; three uncles, D. P. Minor, E. F. Minor and T. C. Alexander, all of Corsicana; four aunts, Mrs. Hattie Holub, Mrs. Ruby Davis, Mrs. Annie Modessette and Mrs. Jester O’Daniel, all of Dallas.

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Maud Nora (Wright) Alexander
Feb 15, 1891 - Feb 5, 1976

Mrs. Alexander

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maud Nora Alexander, 84, resident of Waco, who died Thursday in Waco.

The Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 16, 1891 in Powell to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie William Wright, lived in Waco since 1960 and lived in a rest home for the past six years.

Survivors include a son, Dale E. Alexander of Waco, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. R. Z. Norton of Grandview and Mrs. Hazel Ford of Scurry; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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John Rice Guynes
Jun 26, 1900 - Jan 23, 1976



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J. R. Guynes

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Sparkman-Hillcrest Chapel in Dallas for John R. Guynes, 75, resident of Dallas, who died Wednesday in Dallas.

Dr. E. C. Rowand will officiate. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

He was a native of Chatfield, lived in Dallas 43 years, was a retired purchasing agent from Mobil Oil Company and a former employe of Ken Davis Industries.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Minnie Guynes of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Mack Elliott, Homer Patterson, Raymond Stephenson, B. D. Gary, Bob Hunsaker, and James Parker.

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Leon Guynes
Feb 18, 1878 - Sep 22, 1922

Funeral Leon Guynes Largely Attended

The remains of the late Leon Guynes, who died yesterday afternoon after a brief illness, took place this afternoon at 5 o’clock from the family home, 516 West Fifth avenue, and was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

Death came to the deceased unexpectedly and in the prime of young manhood, and a host of friends will sympathize with his wife and children and other relatives in their sudden and irreparable loss. The last sad rites were conducted by Rev. C. A. Chasteen, pastor of the First Christian church, and following were pallbearers:

Active-Tom Hughes, Jack Hayes, Claude Albritton, J. J. Newton and R. P. Blanding.

Honorary-Sydney Marks, Jack Weaver, Walter Hayes, C. C. Walton, Ben Blackmon, Randolph Jackson, Davis Neece, George Baum, Ed Baum, Dr. Bowmer, Dr. Miller, J. M. Dyer, Frank Harvard, George Jester, Arthur Caldwell, W. A. Tarver, C. R. Terry, Will Oldham, Luther Johnson, E. O. Vaughn, E. N. Garrett, Will Harper, Mr. Stopford of Houston, Mr. Batler of Houston, El Gibson, John Sloan, Dr. Trim Houston, Dr. W. D. Fountain, John Thompson, Jr., John B. Davis, Mose Wells, Albert Davis, Lawson Coulson, Frank Wood, Cullen Dunn, W. H. Dunn, J. W. Lichlyter, Jess Eubank, Henry Levy, Rob Witherspoon, Will Anderson, John Finch, Will Finch, Elmer Harroll, Al T. Underwood, S. W. Burdine, N. L. Henson, Will White, Lee Holsey, Walter Holsey, H. R. Smalley, T. A. Gibson of San Angelo, Charles Thornell, Joe Fortson, Will Elliott, John Towns, Tommie Brumbelow.

In addition to his wife and two children, the deceased is survived by these brothers, and sisters: Ben Guynes, Charles Guynes, Emmett Guynes, Asa Guynes, Mrs. Robert Oglesby, Mrs. J. T. Williams and Mrs. J. A. Harper.

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Mattie (Smith) Guynes
Dec 5, 1875 - Oct 29, 1963

Mrs. Guynes, 87, Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Mattie S. Guynes, 87, native of Corsicana, 1524 West Fifth avenue, died Tuesday afternoon following a several months illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Guynes, a life-long member of the Presbyterian Church, was the widow of the late Ben F. Guynes of Chatfield, a former Navarro county commissioner.

Mrs. Guynes resided at Chatfield for 36 years before returning to Corsicana 20 years ago.

Surviving are two sons, John R. Guynes, regional manager of purchasing Mobil Oil Co., and Scales Guynes, Mobil Oil Co., both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Ferguson, Philadelphia, Pa., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wade Smith Jr.; Robert M. Smith, Loyd B. Sands, Norman Fleming, J. P. Hodge and David E. Denbow.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Guynes

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie S. Guynes, 87, of 1524 West Fifth avenue, who died Tuesday afternoon were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which she was a member.

Native of Corsicana, Mrs. Guynes was a teacher at Chatfield prior to her marriage to the late Ben F. Guynes of Chatfield, a former Navarro county commissioner. After residing at Chatfield for 36 years. Mrs. Guynes returned to Corsicana 20 years ago. She was a life-long Presbyterian.

Surviving are two sons, John R. Guynes, regional manager of purchasing Mobil Oil Co., and Scales Guynes, Mobil Oil Co., both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Ferguson, Philadelphia, Pa., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wade Smith Jr.; Robert M. Smith, Loyd B. Sands, Norman Fleming, J. P. Hodge and David E. Denbow.

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Elbert Roy Martin
Sep 1, 1880 - Feb 13, 1952

Roy Martin Dies Of Heart Attack

Elbert Roy Martin, 61, died in All-Saints Hospital, Fort Worth, Wednesday following a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Friday with Burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred Tyler, Fort Worth, and Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister-Presbyterian church here.

A native of Navarro county, Martin had been a long-time employe of the Magnolia Petroleum Company. He was employed at the Magnolia refinery here until it was closed and much of the personnel was transferred to the plant in Fort Worth a number of years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. L. P. Tilton, Corsicana; a brother, D. J. Martin, Corsicana; and several nephews and nieces.

Masons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb 14, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ossie (Harvin) Martin; s/o George Wesley Martin & Martha Virginia (Cunningham) Martin buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

James Thomas Newsom
Jul 19, 1872 - Aug 26, 1952

Services Friday For J. T. Newsom

Funeral services for J. T. Newsom, 80, who died Tuesday night following an extended illness, will be held from the family home, 405 West Seventh avenue at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Newsom had resided in Corsicana 35 years and was engaged in the music business for a number of years. He had been a real estate and loan operator for the past several years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Geneva Tamme, Danville, Ky.; Mrs. Letha Newsom, Salsbury, Ind.; Mrs. Owena Welde, Amarillo, and Mrs. Katherine Chambliss, Corsicana; a brother, B. F. Newsom, Sherman; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Murdock, Kerens, and Mrs. Victoria Eachaels, Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Horace Newsom, T. J. Walton, Lloyd Chambliss, Horace Lively, E. W. Murdock, J. M. Steger and Charles W. Lunn.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug 28, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Susie Margarette (Shannon) Newsom married May 22, 1896 2nd wife Eleanor (Zyssett) Newsom married May 10, 1915; s/o Julius O. Newsom & Adeline Belle “Addie” (Lively) Newsom

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Eleanor (Zyssett) Newsom
May 26, 1886 - Apr 21, 1962

Mrs. Newsom Rites Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. T. Newsom were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon chapel with Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor, First Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Missouri and long-time Corsicana resident, Mrs. Newsom, 76, died at her residence here Saturday.

Surviving are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Geneva Tamme, Danville, Ky., and Mrs. Owenna Welde, Clovis, N.m.; one foster daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Chambliss, Corsicana; one brother, Sam Zyssett, Portland, Ore.; one nephew, Horace Newsom, Kerens; one niece, Mrs. Fern Schafer, St. Joseph, Mo., and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Eady, Lin Wathan, Joe York, B. L. Hagle, J. Floyd Smith, J. S. Tekell, J. H. Chapman and Charlie Keathley.

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Emma (Cooper) Sims
Jan 27, 1872 - Nov 5, 1952

Mrs. Emma Sims Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Emma Sims, 80, wife of the late Sterling Sims, native Texan, died at Streetman Wednesday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Wednesday afternoon bur burial will be in the Cade cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, J. E. Sims, Streetman, and George Sims, Wortham; a step-son, Ralph Sims, Streetman; a step-daughter, Mrs. Arthur Morrow, Wortham; a sister, Mrs. E. C. Hood, Tulsa; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. A. Coleman, J. B. Coleman, Cooper Harris, Travis Hood, J. L. Cooper and F. S. Coleman.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov 5, 1952
  • submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Sterling S. Sims married Jan 15, 1910 buried in Cotton Gin Cemetery; d/o Johnathan Cooper & Margaret Jane (Tisdale) Cooper

John Sterling Sims
Aug 2, 1926 - May 10, 1948

Saturday Rites For Victim Of Auto Accident

Funeral services for J. S. Sims, aged 22 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Streetman Baptist church. Burial was in the Cade cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. M. O. Sutherland, pastor, assisted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church of Corsicana.

Sims was critically injured May 3 when his automobile is reported to have overturned at a curve on the farm-to-market road between Wortham and Streetman. His death was the second automobile fatality in Navarro county during 1948.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sims, Streetman four sisters, Mrs. Ralph Hughes, Dallas; Mrs. Tom Chandler, Waco; Misses Linda and Virginia Sims, both of Streetman; a brother, Ralph Sims, Jr., U. S. army in Korea, and grandmother, Mrs. Sterling Sims, Streetman.

Burleson Funeral Home directed.

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Donald Hugh “Don” Harris
Nov 14, 1933 - May 26, 1952

Don Harris Rites Are Held Tuesday

FAIRFIELD, May 28,--(Spl.)—Funeral services for Don Harris, 18, were held from the First Baptist church here at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. M. A. Sanderford and D. D. Morgan officiated.

Harris was instantly killed early Monday morning while working on a pipeline near Buffalo when a dragline came in contact with a high line.

He had been working only 20 minutes when the accident occurred.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Harris, and a sister, Mrs. Cannon Awalt, all of Fairfield.

Burial was in the Cade cemetery near Streetman. Burleson was in charge.

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Thomas Hugh “Tom” O’Neal
Jul 1, 1884 - Jul 17, 1957

Thursday Rites For T. H. O’Neal
Funeral rites for Thomas Hugh O’Neal, 77, retired ranch foreman, who died in Corsicana Wednesday, were held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Thursday with burial in the Cade cemetery.

He had no immediate relatives.

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Henrietta “Etta” (Edwards) LeSueur
Sep 25, 1867 - May 28, 1952

Former Resident Dies At Mabank

Mrs. Samuel C. LeSueur, 83, former Navarro County resident, died in Mabank Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday from the Methodist church in Chatfield. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. LeSueur was reared at Chatfield and resided at Roane for many years. She has made her home at Mabank since. 1930.

Surviving are a son, John Samuel LeSueur, Mabank; two sisters, Mrs. F. B. LeSueur, Corsicana and Mrs. J. E. Matthews, Austin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A niece, Mrs. J. E. Davant, Corsicana was at Mabank Thursday.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 29, 1952
    Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Samuel Corbin LeSueur married Sep. 29, 1894; d/o James Henry Edwards & Henry Etta (LeSueur) Edwards per death certificate

Francis Bacon LeSueur
Nov 21, 1859 - Mar 3, 1911

Obituary.

Francis Bacon LeSueur was born in Crawford county, Ga., November 21, 1859; died at Chatfield, Texas March 3, 1911. Early on the morning of February 24th he accidentally fell through his show window, cutting arteries and leaders in his left arm just above the elbow. He was attended by a skilled surgeon and physicians, who die all that skill and love (for they loved him) could do. The Death Angel came on the 3d day of March and his suffering ceased. He was reared in a Christian home by a loving, devoted mother, joined the M. E. Church, South, in young manhood and spent his life as he said, following near his Redeemer’s side. Chatfield sincerely deplores her loss of a splendid business man, a good friend and true Christian. He left a wife and daughter, an old mother, one brother and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. May those so sadly bereft be enabled by divine grace to lay aside every weight and run with patience (as he did) the race set before them.

ONE WHO LOVED HIM.

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Samuel Lester “Sammie” LeSueur
Dec 1, 1889 - Mar 14, 1973

S. LeSueur

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Sammie LeSueur, 83, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Twilight Home. Rev. James Eddins will officiate, and burial will be at Old Chatfield Cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro County, had lived most of his life in Corsicana, and was a member of Montfort Baptist church.

Survivors include three nephews, James Humbert of Corsicana, Cecil Humbert and Lester Humbert, both of Pursley; and four nieces, Mrs. Willie Blanton of Eureka, Mrs. Claudia Moore of San Angelo, Mrs. Dorothy Andrews of Corsicana and Mrs. Doris Thomason of Fort Worth.

Nephews and great-nephews will be pallbearers and they include J. B. Humbert, Brantley Humbert, Bill Humbert, Edward Cook, Elmer Lewis, Dan Paschal, Cecil Humbert and Lester Hambrick.

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S. LeSueur

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday at a local funeral home chapel for Sammie LeSueur, 83, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Twilight Home. Rev. James Eddins officiated, and burial was at Old Chatfield Cemetery.

Survivors include three nephews and four nieces.

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Winnifred Ann (Edwards) LeSueur
Apr 29, 1875 - Feb 13, 1870

Mrs. LeSueur Dies Friday

Mrs. F. B. LaSueur, 94, native of Chatfield and longtime Corsicana resident, died early Friday at her home, 1517 W. 5th Ave.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lively Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Davant of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be W. A. Mizell, Garland Matthews, Lester Humbert, Cecil Humbert, Jess Bell, Jr., John Davant, Billy Blisset, and Jack Bates.

Honorary pallbearers include Hubert Braselton, Jack Sisco, H. E. Payne, William Lee Holman, George McPherson, Harris Hall, Joe Guthrie and H. P. Hodge.

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Dan Louis Chapman
Sep 28, 1901 - Oct 13, 1975

D. L. Chapman

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Corley Funeral Chapel for Dan Louis Chapman, 74, of Corsicana. Chapman died yesterday in a local convalescent home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Brownsboro, Chapman had lived in Corsicana for a number of years.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Helen Hammontree of Mesquite; three grandchildren, two brothers, Oscar Chapman of Corsicana and Joe Chapman of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Duncan of Corsicana and Mrs. Lillie Ingram of Garland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Carleton Dekalb Speed, Sr.
Jul 5, 1867 - Oct 10, 1953

C. D. Speed, Sr., Dies Saturday, Services Sunday

C. D. Speed, Sr., 86, dean of local oil operations, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning following an extended illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister, of the Westminister Presbyterian church of which he is a member.

Native Of Texas
A native of San Augustine, Texas, Speed was born July 5, 1967, and three years later his family moved to Bryan and then to Elgin where he attended school.

He entered business in Elgin at the age of 16 years, and later opened a confectionary and ice cream parlor in Elgin, expanding into the grocery and dry goods lines. He owned a confectionery in Corsicana before acquiring oil properties he operated for 55 years.

Speed was married to Miss Jewel E. McCullough of Elgin in 1892. She died in 1948. His family moved to Hillsboro in 1897 where he formed the firm of Speed-Spring, Grocers, and later operated a grocery store in Iowa Park.

Enters Oil Business
Attracted by the discovery of oil in Corsicana, he came to this community and first purchased three pumping plants to pump wells belonging to other operators. Then he acquired acreage and drilled his own oil wells which he still owned at the time of his death. He also drilled in Beaumont and South Texas, and later acquired acreage I the Rio Grande Valley for a successful citrus fruit farm.

Surviving are two sons, C. D. Speed, Jr., Houston, independent oil operator and geologist in addition to being president of the Speed Oil Company, and L. A. Speed, McAllen; a daughter, Mrs. Fred P. Hodge, Electra; a brother, Guy D. Speed, Mission; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Mr. Speed was engaged in the oil business at first with his father, L. E. Speed, here and owned three wells within the city limits of Corsicana at the time of his death—part of a group brought into production before the turn of the century.

He was honored on various occasions by the oil fraternity as “The grand old man of the Texas Oil Industry,” and kept pace with the new types and techniques of oil drilling.

Pallbearers will be W. A. Lang, Ed M. Polk, T. R. Red, King Elliott, Ralph Stell, Howard Allen, Eugene Stewart, Robert Hamilton and Charles Byrd


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C. D. Speed Rites Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for C. D. Speed, Sr., 86, dean of oil operators in this section, who died at the Navarro Clinic early Saturday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which Speed was a long-time member.

A native of San Augustine, Texas, Speed early entered business and conducted a confectionary and grocery business prior to entering the oil development here shortly before the turn of the century. He has received many high honors from the oil fraternity and at the time of his death owned several oil wells in East Corsicana he had owned more than 50 years.

Surviving are two sons, C. D. Speed, Jr., Houston, independent oil operator and geologist in addition to being president of the Speed Oil Company, and L. A. Speed, McAllen; a daughter, Mrs. Fred P. Hodge, Electra; a brother, Guy D. Speed, Mission; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were W. A. Lang, Ed M. Polk, T. R. Red, King Elliott, Ralph Stell, Howard Allen, Eugene Stewart, Robert Hamilton and Charles Byrd

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Carleton Donaldson Speed
Jun 25, 1903 – Jun 17, 1970

Carleton Speed Dies At Houston

A pioneer in oil production in Texas, Carleton Donaldson Speed, born in Corsicana, died in Houston Saturday evening following a heart attack.

He was born here June 25, 1903, the son of Carleton Dekalb and Jewel E. (McCullough) Speed.

He and his father had produced oil in Texas continuously since 1898.

Speed began his independence at the age of eight when he began selling newspapers on the streets of Corsicana.

Working his way through college, h graduated from Texas A&M in 1926 after attending Arling State for two years.

He did post graduate work at the University of Chicago in 1927-29.

He married Marvolene Bowe of McAllen in 1922 in Findlay, Ohio.

From 1026-27 he was a geophysical scout for Atlantic Refining Co. He did core drill work for the Gulf Refining Co. in Oklahoma and Kansas from 1929-31, and drilled as an independent from 1931-33.

He was geologist and landman for J. B. Stoddard Companies of Dallas in 1933-35.

In 1935 he became owner and operator of Speed Oil Co. in Houston.

From 1942-33 he was chief of exploration in production division of the Petroleum Administration for War in Washington, D. C.

He was superintendent of exploration and chief geologist for Plymouth Oil Co. in 1945 and 56.

He was a member of Egan Royalty Owners Association, Independent Producers Association, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Society of Economic Paleontologist-Mineralogists, American Petroleum Institute.

He was chairman of Harris County Chapter of the National Foundation in 1959. He was past president of the Houston Geological Society, Pioneer Oil Producers Society, Kappa Epsilon Pi Tau Beta Pi, the Houston Club and River Oaks Country Club.

He organized and was first president of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists.

He was president of the Texas A&M Class of 26 Crop. Loan Fund.

He was a charter member and elder of St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston. He served on several building committees, and assisted many young people obtain jobs.

Speed had lived in Houston since 1936.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Philip Presbyterian Church.

Services will be held in Corsicana Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Griffin Funeral Home. The Rev. Hubert Hopper will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Eugene E. Wood.

Pallbearers will be Earl W. Lipscomb, G. Frederick Shepherd, and Willis G. Meyer of Dallas; George Gibson of Midland; Alton Justiss, Clark Butler, Elmer Butler and Jeff C. Thomas of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Carleton B. Speed and daughter Sherman Lynn Speed, all of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Fred P. Hodge of Corsicana and two nieces.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the A&M Class of 26 Student Loan Fund or to the memorial fund at St. Philip church in Houston.

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Guy Benard Speed
Apr 12, 1874 - Sep 3, 1954

Guy B. Speed Rites Monday

Guy B. Speed, brother to the late C. D. Speed of Corsicana, died at his home in Edinburg Friday.

Funeral rites will be held from the McCammon funeral chapel here Monday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Speed was a resident of Corsicana before moving to Edinburg some years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Sadie, Edinburg; three daughters, Mrs. George Gobert, Houston; Mrs. Robert Maye, San Antonio, and Mrs. Fred Hendrix, Corpus Christi; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. J. N. Edens, Sr. and Mrs. R. L. Houston, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren and other relatives.

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Rites Monday For Former Resident

Funeral rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. for Guy B. Speed, former Corsicana resident, who died at his home in Edinburg, Friday.

Rites were held from the McCammon chapel, with Mrs. Charles J. Davis the reader. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

He was the brother of the late C. D. Speed of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Sadie, Edinburg; three daughters, Mrs. George Gobert, Houston; Mrs. Robert Maye, San Antonio, and Mrs. Fred Hendrix, Corpus Christi; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. J. N. Edens, Sr. and Mrs. R. L. Houston, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Thomas Houston, Otto Smith, Charlie Croft, Fred Hendrix, George Gobert, J. N. Garitty, Porter Speed and Charles Barnaby.

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Walter Curtis “Curt” Crocker
Mar 13, 1903 - Nov 3, 1973

Walter Crocker

KERENS—Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel for Walter (Curt) Crocker, 70, Kerens farmer, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital after a short illness. The Rev. Olin Boles will officiate. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery with nephews as pallbearers.

He was a lifelong resident of Kerens and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors included two brothers, Alvin Crocker of Dallas and Robert Crocker of Malakoff; four sisters, Mrs. Leslie Levi of Kerens, Mrs. Nora Abbe of Corsicana, Mrs. Eula Stewart of Medford, Ore.; and Mrs. Louise Ray of Patterson, Calif.; and other relatives.

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Martha Frances (Brown) Wallace
Mar 30, 1870 - Nov 27, 1953

Mrs. M. F. Wallace Services Saturday

Funeral rites for Mrs. Martha F. Wallace, 83, native of Henderson county, who died in the Union High community Friday morning, were held from the Shady Grove Baptist church Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard, and Rev. M. C. Harrison of Jacksonville. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, R. J. Wallace, Eustace, and J. H. Wallace, Algoa; three daughters, Mrs. Ellen Carson, Duncan, Okla.; Mrs. Allie Dotson, Cannon, and Mrs. Nora Lane, Dawson; 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Henry Hardy, J. C. Murray, A. H. Murray, Edwin Scogin and Amos Boyd.

Griffin directed.

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Nannie Luecilla “Cilla” (Murray) Scogin
Aug 19, 1904 - Mar 20, 1963

Hold Services Mrs. E. J. Scogin

Funeral services for Mrs. Cilla Scogin, 48, native of Anderson county, wife of E. J. Scogin of Pursley, who died Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Pursley Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Odell Rhyne, Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. Winford Robinson, Carthage Baptist pastor. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Pursley, six brothers, A. H., M. E., M. A., and J. C. Murray, all of Pursley; W. A. Murray, Rockdale, and Archie Murray, Commerce; a sister, Mrs. Jeff Brown, Cayuga, and other Relatives.

Pallbearers were Curtis Clemons, Cecil Humbert, Calvin Ganze, Max Ganze, Bill Steele, Billy Humbert, Kenneth Rhyne and Windell Clemons.

Corley directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar. 21, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Edwin Jackson Scogin married Dec. 27, 1938 buried in Kerens cemetery; d/o John Thomas Murray & Clara (Herrell) Murray

Clara (Herrell) Murray
Feb 17, 1880 - Aug 26, 1953

Mrs. J. T. Murray Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. T. Murray, 74, who died at her home in Pursley Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Pursley Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn and Rev. Nick Peoples. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

Mrs. Murray had been a member of the Pursley Baptist church since 1915.

Surviving are her husband of Pursley; a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Scoggins, Pursley; six sons, Arthur, Ned, Major and Clarence Murray, all of Pursley; Pete Murray, Rockdale, and Archie Murray, Terrell; 20 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. B. Clemons, O. T. Nutt, M. C. Dickson, W. A. Bolen, G. W. York and J. D. Mahoney.

Corley directed.

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Clellie King
Sep 7, 1883 - Jul 31, 1952

Mrs. Callie King Dies Early Today

Mrs. Callie King, 67, died early Friday morning in Midlothian.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel here, with Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three brothers, J. O. King and Oakley King, both of Corsicana and L. L. King of Hempstead; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Ellis, Corsicana, and Mrs. Vernon Tomason, Ft. Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Floyd Oscar Warren
Nov 13, 1886 - Apr 8, 1952

Floyd O. Warren Dies In Dallas

Floyd O. Warren, 65, real estate operator and trucker, 616 South Sixteenth street, died in St. Paul’s Hospital, Dallas, Tuesday afternoon following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Guy F. Warren, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude McAllister, Tennessee; a step-son, Capt. Billy G. Young, U. S. Air Force, Waco; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Julius Jacobs, Harry Conant, Tommy Glasgow, J. W. McCammon, Frank Ewing and W. H. Tipton.

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Jonnie Leola (Bragg) Warren
Mar 6, 1890 - Jul 1, 1976

Mrs. Warren

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Jonnie Warren, 86, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Twilight Home.

The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Roane, lived in Corsicana 52 years, a former employe of Harry’s Flowers, and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include a son, Julian Warren of Carson City, Nev.; three daughters, Mrs. James C. Chastant of Dallas, Mrs. William C. Brenner of Houston, and Mrs. Charles Meador of Corsicana; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. W. E. Jordan of Corsicana and a brother, Truman Bragg of Corsicana.

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Tommie (Pollock) Porch-Warren
Apr 4, 1876 - Mar 9, 1970

Warren Rites

Graveside rites for Mrs. Tommie Warren who died in Dallas were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Griffin Funeral Home conducting.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. D. Class; and several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar. 10, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Chester Dean Class; d/o James Robert Pollock & Martha Elizabeth (Young) Pollock daughter is Hazel (Porch) Class

Melvina Christine (Warren) Burke
Mar 1, 1880 - Mar 22, 1957

Mrs. J. H. Burke Expires Friday

Mrs. J. H. Burke, 1311 West Second avenue, long-time Corsicana resident and member of the Church of Christ, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday night. Mrs. Burke was Miss Christine Warren prior to her marriage.

Graveside services were to be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ and they will be forwarded to the home for the aged at Gunter, Texas.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Paul J. Sloan, Mabank; two grandsons, Paul Harrison Sloan, Abilene and John Burke Sloan, Mabank; a granddaughter, Martha Sloan, Mabank; a sister, Mrs. E. M. Forehand, Trinidad; a brother, L. M. Warren, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ben L. Sloan, Afton Burke, W. M. Bowden, Jr.; Paul Miller, W. C. Dofflemyer, David Daniel, J. A. Conner, Robert Sloan, Jr.; Edwin Forehand, Zack Banks and Allen Breithaupt.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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