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Stella (Callaway) Sands
Aug 23, 1876 - Mar 5, 1953

Friday Services For Mrs. Sands

Mrs. Stella Calloway Sands, long-time Corsicana resident, died early Thursday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the Frist Baptist church, of which Mrs. Sands was a long-time member.

Mrs. Sands is the widow of the late Joe Sands, well-known Corsicana business man and prominent Mason, and a sister of the late Lee Calloway, prominent attorney.

Surviving are a nephew, Carl Calloway, Dallas, and a niece, Mrs. S. R. Woodson, Columbus, Ga.

A native of Navarro county, she had resided at Columbus, Ga., for several years.

Pallbearers will be J. R. Howell, C. C. Sands, J. S. Mitchell, Charles Newsom, Allen Calloway and Eugene Stewart.

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INFANT SON Bower
B&D Sep 30, 1952

Rites Wednesday For Bower Infant

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bower, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. from the McCammon chapel.

A brief prayer service was conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Auld and Mrs. Rex Bower, Sr., all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Bower Infant Son Expires Tuesday

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bower died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning.

A brief prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Auld and Mrs. Rex Bower, all of Corsicana.

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Charles Morgan “Charlie” Holloway
Jul 8, 1901 – Dec 2, 1963

Hold Services Chas. Holloway

Funeral services for Charlie M. Holloway, 62, who died of a heart attack in Fort Worth Monday, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer S. Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Native of Corsicana, Holloway was with the Ed M. Polk Insurance company for many years but for the past 15 had been in Fort Worth. He was connected with the Industrial Machinery Co. in Fort Worth at the time of his death. He was a well-known amateur golfer. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Holloway of Corsicana and his wife the former Margie Call Holloway, died two years ago.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. J. N. Garitty, Corsicana, and Mrs. T. C. Cash, Tyler; a brother-in-law, Henry Call, Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Harold Wilson, Charlie Loman, O. B. McAlester, W. A. Lang, Ed M. Polk, Ray Haydon, W. E. Tyer and Cecil Churchwell.

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Lillian May Hawkins, Miss
Mar 5, 1895 - Mar 11, 1952

Miss May Hawkins Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Miss May Hawkins, who died at the family home, 617 South Eighteenth street, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel.

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

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hawkins, Corsicana; two brothers, F. H. Hawkins, Breckenridge, and Kenneth Hawkins, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Maud Ward, Ranger; Mrs. Ray Shipp, La Porte; and Misses Wilma, Annie Lou and Janet Hawkins, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were H. R. Stroube, W. C. Stroube, Jack Stroube, Aaron Montgomery, Earl Fortson and Sherman Miles.

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Annie Belle (Miles) Hawkins
Dec 19, 1866 - Oct 8, 1958

Mrs. Hawkins Dies Wednesday

Mrs. G. W. Hawkins, 91, 617 South Eighteenth street, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Hawkins was born December 19, 1866, in Fayette county, Ala., and was married Nov. 11, 1888, in Alabama.

The family came to Rice in 1912 and has resided in Corsicana for the past 32 years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, F. H. Hawkins, Breckenridge, and Kenneth Hawkins, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. J. E. Adkins, Ranger; Mrs. Roy Shipp, LaPorte; Misses Wilma, Annie Lou and Janet Hawkins, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. V. Tarwater, Fayette, Ala.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. R. Stroube, W. C. Stroube, Sam Ellis, R. L. Pogue, L. J. Hawkins, Aaron Montgomery, Sherman Miles and Bill Shipp.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. Hawkins Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. G. W. Hawkins, 91, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Hawkins and her family came to Rice in 1912 and had resided in Corsicana for 32 years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, F. H. Hawkins, Breckenridge, and Kenneth Hawkins, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. J. E. Adkins, Ranger; Mrs. Roy Shipp, LaPorte; Misses Wilma, Annie Lou and Janet Hawkins, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. V. Tarwater, Fayette, Ala.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. R. Stroube, W. C. Stroube, Sam Ellis, R. L. Pogue, L. J. Hawkins, Aaron Montgomery, Sherman Miles and Bill Shipp.

Corley directed.

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George Washington Hawkins
Sep 17, 1865 - Jul 17, 1962

Hold Services G.W. Hawkins

Funeral services for George W. Hawkins, 96, retired farmer, 617 South Eighteenth street, were held Thursday at 10 a. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Hawkins died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Native of Alabama, he came to Rice in 1912 where he farmed until 1926 when he moved to Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, S. H. Hawkins. Breckenridge, and K. F. Hawkins, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. J. E. Adkins, Ranger; Mrs. Ruby Shipp, LaPorte; Misses Wilma, Annie Lou and Janet Hawkins, all of Corsicana; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Billy Shipp. Don Shipp, L. J. Hawkins, Sims Hagler, Lonnie Hosch, J. C. Roe, H. R. Stroube, Jr. and V.O. Blackstone.

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Wilma Lee Hawkins
Jul 9, 1892 - Aug 19, 1970

Miss Hawkins Services Set

Miss Wilma Hawkins, age 78, died Wednesday at her residence. She was a native of Alabama and had resided in Corsicana for the past 62 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Ward officiating. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include four sisters, Miss Annie Lou Hawkins and Miss Janet Hawkins of Corsicana, Mrs. J. E. Adkins of Ranger, and Mrs. Ruby Shipp of LaPorte; two brothers, Kenneth Hawkins of Corsicana and F. H. Hawkins of Breckenridge; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bill Redford, Jack Summitt, Jerry Roe, Harry Jaschke, Don Shipp, Lonnie Hosch, Bill Shipp and L. J. Hawkins.

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John Joseph McColpin
Nov 21, 1882 - May 31, 1952

Plan Rites For John J. McColpin Sunday Afternoon

John J. McColpin, 69, Corsicana grain dealer, died at the P. and S. Hospital here early Saturday after an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery, with Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating.

McColpin was a native of Tennessee, and came to Corsicana in 1932, opening a grain concern here at that time. At the time of his death he was a partner in the firm of McColpin Grain Company. He was active in Masonic circles here.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, John Joe McColpin, U. S. Army, now in Tokyo, Japan; Andrew McColpin, U. S. Army, now at the University of Virginia; David and Claude White McColpin, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Fox of Winters, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Cora McBride of Carrollton, Miss.; Mrs. Roy Hall and Miss Willie McColpin, both of Greenwood, Miss., and Mrs. Herbert Riggs, Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Funeral Services Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services were held at the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon for John J. McColpin, 69, Corsicana grain dealer who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday.

The Rev. W. M. Shamburger officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

McColpin was a native of Tennessee and had operated a grain concern here since 1932. He was a partner in the McColpin Grain Co. at the time of his death.

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Elizabeth (Johnson) Martin
Aug 30, 1890 - Jul 2, 1963

Mrs. Martin Rites Slated Here Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, native of Corsicana, 3799 Handover Drive, Dallas, who died Tuesday, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. James Robert Thompson, pastor of the City Temple United Presbyterian church.

The body will lie in state in the Sparkman’s Ross Avenue Chapel until Thursday afternoon when it will be brought to Corsicana.

Mrs. Martin’s late husband, Roland Martin, was an official of the Magnolia Petroleum Company for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Grissom, Houston; five grandchildren, John Jr., Rosemary, Martin, Douglas and Karl Grissom, all of Houston; a sister, Miss Rosemary Johnson, Pacific Pallsades, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Boyce Martin, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Cook, Maxwell Anderson, John Grissom, Jimmy Cole, J. F. Lumsden, James Costen, Boyce Martin, JR.; Wesley Bernard, Clem McClellan, Pinkey Grissom, David Grissom and D. J. Simmons.

Mrs. Martin was a member of the City Temple Presbyterian church, was a life counsellor of the Juvenile Music Federation of Dallas and was active in the Dallas Federation of Music clubs.

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Annie Mae (Renfro) Oldroyd
Sep 14, 1888 - Jan 12, 1952

Mrs. J. F. Oldroyd Dies Saturday

Mrs. Joseph F. Oldroyd, 63, died at the family home, 1316 West Thirteenth avenue, Saturday morning with a heart attack.

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

The rites will be conducted by Silas Triplett, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Wayne Oldroyd, two granddaughters, Deborah and Rebecca Oldroyd, all of Corsicana; two brothers, W. W. Renfrow, Fort Worth, and L. B. Renfrow, Waco; a sister, Mrs. C. H. Wooten, Tyler.

Pallbearers will be Bud O’Neal, James King, Roland Harris, Clark Reagan, King Elliott and Lester Atkins.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan 12, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Frederick “Fred” Oldroyd married Dec 2, 1904; d/o Young Carter Renfro & Lillian Clyde (Smith) Renfro

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Mrs. J. F. Oldroyd Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph F. Oldroyd, 63, who died with a heart attack Saturday morning at the family home,1316 West Thirteenth avenue, were held at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Silas Triplett, Church of Christ minister.

Mrs. Oldroyd was a member of the Methodist church at Cloves Springs. She attended school and resided in Tyler until 1943 when the family moved to Jacksonville. The family came to Corsicana in 1947.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Wayne Oldroyd, two granddaughters, Deborah and Rebecca Oldroyd, all of Corsicana; two brothers, W. W. Renfrow, Fort Worth, and L. B. Renfrow, Waco; a sister, Mrs. C. H. Wooten, Tyler.

Pallbearers were Bud O’Neal, James King, Roland Harris, Clark Reagan, King Elliott and Lester Atkins.

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Joseph Frederick “Fred” Oldroyd
Apr 20, 1880 - Aug 1,1970

J. F. Oldroyd Services Held

Funeral services for J. F. (Pop) Oldroyd, 90, were held Monday at 2 p.m. in Corley Chapel. J. Lethal Roberts officiated and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

The retired railroad employee died Saturday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Corsicana and a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by one son, Wayne Oldroyd of Corsicana and two granddaughters, Mrs. Wayne Scott and Miss Beckie Oldroyd, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Harrison Sloan, Elven Wright, Will Jones, W. C. Galloway, James Nelson and Gayle Garner.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug. 3, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie Mae (Renfro) Oldroyd married Dec 25, 1904; s/o Thomas Oldroyd & Mary E. (Brooks) Oldroyd buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Texas

Barbara Jean (Reagan) Oldroyd
Aug 7, 1928 - Jun 25, 2016

Mrs. Barbara Jean Oldroyd, 87, of Searcy, Arkansas passed away on June 25, 2016 at her residence. She was born on August 7, 1928 in Canadian, Texas to J.C. And Sadie Reagan.

She was a faithful Christian and devoted her time to teaching many Bible classes throughout her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Wayne Oldroyd.

She is survived by her daughters, Beckie Weaver and husband Gene, Deborah Scott and husband Wayne; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:00AM at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas. Officiating the service will be Mr. Wayne Scott.

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  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Wayne Oldroyd; d/o James Clark Reagan & Sadie Alice (Gilstrap) Reagan

Floyd Alexander York
May 29, 1901 - Sep 22, 1952

Floyd York Dies Of Heart Attack

Floyd York, 49, died in Dallas Monday with a heart attack.

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

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

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. York, Richland; three brothers, Sam York, Grand Prairie; George York, Dallas, and Robert E. York, Palacios; six sisters, Mrs. W. O. Moorhead, Big Spring; Mrs. Jean Hoggett and Mrs. Ruth Legroan, both of Houston; Mrs. Nan Stewart, Pursley; Mrs. M. L. Ponitcs, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Syble Neville, Seattle, Wash., and other relatives.

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Floyd York Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Floyd York, who died of a heart attack in Dallas Monday, were held from the Griffin Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. York, Richland; three brothers, Sam York, Grand Prairie; George York, Dallas, and Robert E. York, Palacios; six sisters, Mrs. W. O. Moorhead, Big Spring; Mrs. Jean Hoggett and Mrs. Ruth Legroan, both of Houston; Mrs. Nan Stewart, Pursley; Mrs. M. L. Ponitus, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Syble Neville, Seattle, Wash., and other relatives.

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Samuel Alexander York, Sr.
Nov 15, 1875 - Apr 23, 1957

S. A. York Dies Early Tuesday

S. A. York, 80, of Richland, died in the Navarro Clinic early Tuesday following a several weeks’ illness. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Richland.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia York, Richland; three sons, Sam York, Jr., Grand Prairie; George York, Dallas, and Robert E. York, Garland; five daughters, Mrs. Sybile Neville, Lynwood, Wash.; Mrs. Angie Moorehead, Suisun, Calif.; Mrs. Nanerle Stewart, Pursley; Mrs. Ruth LaGrone, Houston, and Mrs. Jean Hoggatt, Houston; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr 23, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Minnie Lee (Carroll) York 2nd wife Julia Jane (Erskine) York married May 1, 1912 buried in Richland cemetery, Richland, Tx.

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Thursday Rites For S. A. York

Funeral services for S. A. York, 80, of Richland, will be held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Jones, Baptist minister, and J. C. Mahoney. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Richland.

York died in the Navarro Clinic early Tuesday following a several weeks illness.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia York, Richland; three sons, Sam York, Jr., Grand Prairie; George York, Dallas, and Robert E. York, Garland; five daughters, Mrs. Sybile Neville, Lynwood, Wash.; Mrs. Angie Moorehead, Suisun, Calif.; Mrs. Nanerle Stewart, Pursley; Mrs. Ruth LaGrone, Houston, and Mrs. Jean Hoggatt, Houston; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. C. Sapp, John Mahoney, W. H. Brown, Dean Jones, Charles Copeland, Loyd Brittan, Lawrence Prine, Tyree Winstead, Jess Barton and Gene Massey.

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Samuel Lee “Sam” York
Mar 15, 1898 - Jun 13, 1962

Sam Lee York Dies In Dallas

Sam Lee York, 64, machinist at Chance-Vought, died in the VA Hospital at Lisbon (Dallas) Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. from the Dudley Hughes Chapel in Dallas with Rev. Bill Parr officiating.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here with Griffin making local arrangements.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dessie Lee York, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Lee Ruckman, Dallas; two brothers, George York, Dallas, and Robert York, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Angie Morehead, Rockwell, Calif., and Mrs. Sybil Neville, Liberty, and other relatives.

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Sam Lee York Services Held

Funeral services for Sam Lee York, 64, Chance Vought machinist, who died in the VA Hospital at Dallas (Lisbon) Wednesday, were held from the Dudley M. Hughes chapel in Dallas Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Bill Parr officiating.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery here.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dessie Lee York, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Lee Ruckman, Dallas; two brothers, George York, Dallas, and Robert York, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Angie Morehead, Rockwell, Calif., and Mrs. Sybil Neville, Liberty, and other relatives.

Griffin directed local arrangements.

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Clarence Bertun Powell
Jul 17, 1898 - Mar 11, 1954

Clarence Powell Dies Thursday; Services Friday

Clarence B. Powell, 55, long-time Corsicana officer, died at his home, 609 North Thirteenth street, Thursday noon following an extended illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister of Mineral Wells, formerly of Corsicana; Rev. H. G. Strarkey, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, and Rev. Gene W. Dean, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Powell operated a taxicab here for many years prior to becoming constable of Precinct 1 in 1937. After serving several terms as constable, Powell later joined the Corsicana police department and was with the department when he was stricken several months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Bobby Johnson, Corsicana, and James Johnson, Temple; a daughter, Mrs. Millard Johnson, Garland; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Cleveland, San Antonio and other relatives.

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Clarence Powell Services Friday

Funeral services for Clarence B. Powell, 55, long-time officer, who died at his home, 609 North Thirteenth street, Thursday noon, were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Mineral Wells Baptist minister, formerly of Corsicana; Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of Memorial Baptist church and Rev. Gene W. Dean, pastor of Fellowship Baptist church.

Powell had been ill for several months.

The officer service as constable of Precinct No. 1, Corsicana for several terms beginning in 1937 after operating a taxicab here for years. He joined the Corsicana police department after finishing his terms as constable and was on active duty until he was stricken several months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Bobby Johnson, Corsicana, and James Johnson, Temple; a daughter, Mrs. Millard Johnson, Garland; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Cleveland, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Chapman, Claude Patterson, John Kelly, Ed Steele, Oran Pickering and Arthur Massey.

The city hall was closed Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Thomas John Ware
Dec 7, 1875 - Jul 27, 1972

T. Ware

Thomas Ware, 96, retired Angus postmaster for 40 years, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. A resident of Angus since 1898, he had operated a mercantile business there for many years and was a member of the Angus Baptist Church. He was a native of Georgia.

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow of Angus; three sons, Fred and Frank Ware, both of Corsicana and Lee Roy Ware of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. D. W. Honeycutt of Corsicana and Mrs. Herman White of McKinney; 16 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Douglas Ware, Dewitt Honeycutt, Elliott White, Jimmie Ware, Leon Grosdidier, Glen Grosdidier, Ted Klock and Roark Montgomery, Jr.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Fri., Jul. 28, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nannie Bessie (McGage) Ware; s/o George Washington Ware and Sarah Virginia Ann (Lynch) Ware buried in Hopewell cemetery (Twin brother John Thomas Ware buried in Hopewell cemetery)

Bonnie Sue Brown
B&D Jul. 12, 1954

Tuesday Rites For Brown Infant

Funeral services for Bonnie Sue Brown, Route 2, Corsicana, who died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Dora Lucille and Linda Elaine Brown; three brothers, Charles Allen, William Edward and George Arthur Brown, all of Route 2, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George A. York, Corsicana, and Mrs. Dora Fowler, Tate, Ga.

Corley directed.

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Catherine (York) Brown-Schultz
Dec. 31, 1923 - Nov. 2, 2010

Catherine Schultz, 86 of Corsicana, passed away November 2, 2010 in Corsicana. She was born December 31, 1923 in Frost to George and Glendolen York.

She was a member of Trinidad Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing.

She is survived by children William Brown and wife Sherri of Corsicana, Lucille Meredith of LaMarque, Linda Howard and husband Bobby of Corsicana; sister Doris Carpenter of Corsicana; brothers A.J. York, Jody York and Bobby York all of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by husband Paul Shultz, sons Charles Brown and George Brown.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. No services at this time.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Hamilton cemetery
  • 1st husband Charles Amos Brown married May 18, 1940 2nd husband Paul Rudolph Schultz married Apr. 14, 1970 d/o George Lee York and Glendolen (Prickett) York

James Alexander Merrell
Jan 5, 1869 - Nov 1, 1953

James A. Merrell Dies At Irene

James A. Merrell, 84, pioneer Irene ginner and farmer, died early Sunday at his home.

Native of Jasper county, he had resided at Irene since one year old.

Surviving are five sons, Allison Merrell, Frost; Alton Merrell, Amherst; Burns Merrell, Corpus Christi; Maurice Merrell, Gardena, Calif., and Bayne Merrell, Lakewood, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. James Shaw, Port Arthur, and Mrs. Cecil Johnson, Littlefield; a brother, W. W. Merrell, Frost; four sisters, Mrs. T. L. Shirley and Mrs. A. Shirley, both of Frost; Mrs. Emma Dale, Irene, and Miss Lemema Merrell, Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Lillian Miles (Cole) Jackson  
Jun 8, 1879 - Mar 3, 1970

Mrs. Jackson Dies at Powell

POWELL (Spl)—Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel for Mrs. J. A. Jackson, 90, a native of Fairfield, who died Tuesday at her home in Powell, where she had lived for most of her life.

Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Church of Christ. J. Leathel Roberts will officiate for the service. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, James Albert Jackson, Jr. of Houston and Howard Jackson of Powell; four daughters, Mrs. H. R. Williford and Mrs. W. T. Evans of Beaumont and Mrs. C. T. Tindel and Mrs. J. T. Gilmore of Dallas; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jeffery Tindel, Bill Evans, Dan Gilmore, John Jackson, Caleb Jackson, Clay Jackson, Thomas Herrington, Tom Barnes and Kittridge Herrington.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar. 4, 1970
Submitted by Diane Richards

Jackson Rites

Funeral rites for Mrs. J. A. Jackson of Powell were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery. J. Leathel Roberts officiated.

Mrs. Jackson, who died Tuesday at her home in Powell is survived by two sons, four daughters, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Charles Howard Coley
Oct 2, 1951 - Sep 9, 1959

Coley Child Rites Friday

Funeral services of Charles Howard Coley, aged seven, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 10 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Buried in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard B. Coley; a brother, David; a sister, Luann, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Deming, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Maynard Phillips, Earl Watkins, June Clark and Don Lake.

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Mollie Belle (Coleman) Speed
Mar 4, 1882 - Nov 18, 1955

Services Sunday For Mrs. Speed

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Bell Speed, 74, who died at the Twilight Home Friday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. M. Northcutt, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are five sons, Berry Speed, Corsicana; Porter Speed, Fort Worth; Fred Speed, Lake Charles, La.; Carter Speed, Sacramento, Calif.; and Tim Speed, U. S. Army in Jonesboro, Ark.; five daughters, Mrs. R. H. Gerry, New York City; Mrs. R. L. Davis, San Bernadino, Calif.; Mrs. Paul Burnett, Odessa; Mrs. G. W. Brannon, Carbon, and Mrs. Paul Hutchinson, Lynwood, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Josie Dillard, Maders, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Percy Nowell, Virgil Scrimshire, Clifton Miller, Bradley Speed, Roy Harrison and Mack Bell.

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Mrs. Speed Dies Friday Morning

Mrs. Mollie Bell Speed, 74, died in the Twilight Home early Friday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Friday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives.

Mrs. Speed had resided in Navarro County all of her life except 13 years spent in Oklahoma.

Surviving are five sons, Berry Speed, Corsicana; Porter Speed, Fort Worth; Fred Speed, Lake Charles, La.; Carter Speed, Sacramento, Calif., and Tim Speed, U. S. Army, Jonesboro, Ark.; five daughters, Mrs. R. H. Gerry, New York City; Mrs. R. L. Davis, Sangernardino, Calif.; Mrs. Paul Burnett, Odessa; Mrs. G. W. Brannon, Carbon, and Mrs. Paul Hutchinson, Lynwood, Calif.; a number of grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Josie Dillard, Madera, Calif., and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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Florence Eliza (Maynard) Burnett-Odom
Aug 21, 1871 - Feb 15, 1952

Mrs. W. O. Odom Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. O. Odom, 80, who died Friday at the family residence, 311 West Seventh Avenue, will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Rev. James Joseph, rector, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Canada, Mrs. Odom the former Florence Maynard, had resided in Corsicana since childhood.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clarence Powell, Jess Bibb, Fisher Odom, Rev. C. O. Gunter, O. O. Pickering and W. A. Massey.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Feb 16, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Charles Taswell Burnett 2nd husband William Oscar Odom; d/o Richard Charles Maynard & Mary Ann (Suter) Maynard

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Sunday Services For Mrs. Odom

Funeral services for Mrs. W. O. Odom, 80, who died Friday at the family residence, 311 West Seventh avenue, were held from St. John’s Episcopal church at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Canada, Mrs. Odom, the former Florence Maynard, had resided in Corsicana since childhood.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clarence Powell, Jess Bibb, Fisher Odom, Rev. C. O. Gunter, O. O. Pickering and W. A. Massey.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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William Fisher Odom  
Sep 1, 1876 - Jul 30, 1953

Saturday Rites For Fisher Odom

Funeral services for Fisher Odom, 76, farmer, 1591 West Thirteenth avenue, who died Thursday afternoon at Memorial Hospital, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. C. O. Gunter, Methodist minister. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Cherokee county, he had resided here 59 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, Curtis and Raymond Odom, both of Corsicana; Albert Odom, Houston; James Odom, Tyler, and Archie Odom, Hull; two daughters, Mrs. R. C. Oliver, Hawkins, and Mrs. C. D. Jackson, Longview; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Paul Bert Walker, S. A. Moran, J. T. Glasgow, T. E. McGraw, J. B. Archer and F. H. Washburn.

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Lilla Virginia (Richards) Smith
Jul 27, 1880 - Oct 2, 1953

Friday Services For Mrs. Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Edgar V. Smith, 73, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Jack Wilson residence at Mildred.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church and Rev. Joe Silvey of Dallas. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Mildred; six sisters, Mrs. R. N. Wilson, Mildred; Mrs. Hattie Estes, Arp; Mrs. Lula Hagle, Dawson; Mrs. Mettie Witte, Waco; Mrs. Damie Roberts, Houston; Mrs. Stella Duncan, Waxahachie; two brothers, R. R. Richards, Mildred; and Roy Richards, Dallas, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 3, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Edgar Victor Smith; d/o Christopher Columbus Richards & Mary Margaret “Maggie” (Scoggins) Richards buried in Zion’s Rest cemetery

Edgar Victor Smith
Apr 10, 1876 - Jan 6, 1953

Edgar V. Smith Expires Tuesday

Edgar V. Smith, 76, long-time Corsicana and Navarro county resident, died in the Twilight Home Tuesday morning following an extended illness.

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

No relatives survive.

The rites will be conducted by Revs. Joe Silvey and Bill Perdue, Baptist minister.

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Rites Wednesday For E. V. Smith

Funeral services for Edgar V. Smith, 76, who died at the Twilight Home Tuesday morning following an extended illness, were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Silvey and Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Several nieces and nephews survive.

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William Harvey Balcom, Sr.
Jun 26, 1897 - Dec 19, 1960

W. H. Balcom, 63, Dies Monday, Rites Tuesday

William H. Balcom, Sr., 63, long-time Corsicana resident died early Monday in Memorial hospital.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian Church, of which he was an elder. Officiating will be Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, former pastor, and Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Balcom was a retired employe of Magnolia, having spent 39 years with the oil company before retiring two years ago. He had resided in Corsicana since 1932.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. E. F. Fogg, Indonesia; one son, W. H. Balcom, Jr., Corsicana; five grandchildren; one sister, Miss Gladys Balcom, Fredonia, N. Y.; one brother, L. B. Balcom, Pineland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. E. Craig, Herman Roberts, Joseph Pearson, Sam Roberts, Marvin Fannin, Cliff Weatherall, Bob Fauvelle, Graham Dickson, R. B. Simmons, T. R. Red, A. V. Pope, Hollie Gordon, and Frank P. Stanley.

McCammon directs.

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Hold Services Wm. H. Balcom

Funeral services for William H. Balcom, Sr., 63, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church with Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, former pastor, and Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A long-time resident of Corsicana, Balcom expired early Monday in Memorial hospital. He was a retired employe of Magnolia, having spent 39 years with the oil company before retiring two years ago.

Balcom had resided in Corsicana since 1932. He was an elder of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. E. F. Fogg, Indonesia; one son, W. H. Balcom, Jr., Corsicana; five grandchildren; one sister, Miss Gladys Balcom, Fredonia, N. Y.; one brother, L. B. Balcom, Pineland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. E. Craig, Herman Roberts, Joseph Pearson, Sam Roberts, Marvin Fannin, Cliff Weatherall, Scott Watkins, Graham Dickson, R. B. Simmons, T. R. Red, A. V. Pope, Hollie Gordon, and Frank P. Stanley.

McCammon directed.

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Myron Orin Balcom
Sep 4, 1888 - Feb 25, 1956

M. O. Balcom Dies At Luling Home

M. O. Balcom, 67, died at his home in Luling Saturday morning.

Funeral services are pending.

Balcom is survived by his wife of Luling; two brothers, W. H. Balcom, Corsicana, and L. B. Balcom, Snyder; a sister, Miss Gladys Balcom, Fredonia, New York.

McCammon funeral home will direct.

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Monday Services For M. O. Balcom

Funeral services for M. O. Balcom, 67, who died at his home in Luling, Saturday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Monday at 4 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor of the First Christian Church and Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife of Luling; a sister, Miss Gladys Balcom, Fredonia, N.Y.; two brothers, W. H. Balcom, Corsicana, and L. B. Balcom, Snyder, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. J. Anderson, Bob Fauvelle, E. C. Mann, P. H. Franklin, W. L. Watkins, C. H. Leinweber.

McCammon directed.

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Benjamin Jefferson “JB” Beaird, Sr.
Apr 1, 1909 - Mar 11, 1975

J. B. Beaird

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for J. B. Beaird, 65, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

He was a native of Childress, had lived in Corsicana seven years, operated a café, and was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a son, J. B. Beaird, Jr. of Puerto Rico; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda K. Dupree and Mrs. Linda Gale Day both of Eugene, Ore., two grandsons, two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Fuller and Mrs. Fay Finley both of Corsicana; and two brothers, Cecil Beaird of Dawson and Elzia Ray Beaird of Dallas.

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James Roy Beaird
Apr 2, 1907 - Nov 26, 1963

J. R. Beaird Dies Tuesday

James R. Beaird, 56, Dallas, formerly of Navarro county, died Tuesday morning in the VA Hospital in Dallas. He was a former resident of Navarro county.

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

Beaird was a World War II veteran.

Surviving are his wife, 11113 Shady Trail, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Fuller, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Fay Finley, Corsicana; four brothers, W. R. Beaird, Corsicana; J. B. and Elzie Ray Beaird, both of Dallas, and Cecil Beaird, Eureka; and other relatives.

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J. R. Beaird Services Held

Final rites for James R. Beaird 56, of Dallas, formerly of Navarro county, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He died in the VA hospital (Lisbon) at Dallas Tuesday morning.

The services will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God, and Dewey G. Grimes.

Native of Henderson county, he was a World War II veteran.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Fuller, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Fay Finley, Corsicana; four brothers, W. R. Beaird, Corsicana; J. B. and Elzie Ray Beaird, both of Dallas, and Cecil Beaird, Eureka; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Olin Marvin Fuller, L. J. Kennedy, Larry Kennedy, R. J. Banks, Walton Beaird and S. D. Banks.

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Emmet Leon Finley, Sr.
Oct 28, 1897 - Jan 5, 1974

E. L. Finley

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for E. L. Finley, 76 of Corsicana, who died Saturday at Waxahachie Hospital.

Rev. Gene Fardner officiated, and burial was at Oakwood cemetery.

Finley was a retired employe of Bethlehem Steel Co.

He is survived by his wife, Fay Finley of Corsicana; one son, E. L. Finley of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. J. B. Counts of Avalon; Mrs. Billy Christian of Corsicana; Mrs. Ray Herrington of Palestine; one sister, Mrs. Dacy Hodge of Athens; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers included Cecil Baird, W. R. Baird, Larry Ray Baird, Johnny Ray Baird, Own Fuller, Jr, and Joe Dover.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan. 7, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lucille (Orange) Finley 2nd wife Ella Fay (Beaird) Finley; s/o George Finley & Betty (Russell) Finley

Ruby (Beaird) Wright
Mar 11, 1911 - Aug 15, 1962

Mrs. R. Wright Dies At Fresno

Mrs. Ralph (Ruby) Wright, 51, formerly of Navarro county died in a hospital at Fresno, Calif., Wednesday at 3 p.m. after a rather brief illness.

The body is expected to arrive in Corsicana Saturday. Funeral services will be held in Navarro county but arrangements have not been revealed.

Mrs. Wright was a native of Navarro county and had lived here until she moved to Fresno several years ago.

Among the survivors are her husband, Ralph Wright, Fresno, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Fuller, of the Frost-Blooming Grove area; Mrs. Faye Finley, Corsicana; five brothers, Rufus Beaird, Corsicana; Cecil Beaird, Navarro; and J. B. Beaird, James Beaird and Ray Beaird, all of Dallas.

Also included in the survivors are two nieces, Linda Beaird and Brenda Beaird; and one nephew, Jerry Beaird, all of Fresno, Calif.

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Mrs. R. Wright Rites Pending

Mrs. Ralph (Ruby) Wright, 51, formerly of Navarro county, died in a Fresno, Calif., hospital Wednesday. the body is scheduled to arrive on the Rick Island Lines passenger train Saturday at 11 a.m. Corley will direct arrangements.

Surviving are her husband, Fresno; two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Finley, Sr., Corsicana, and Mrs. O. M. Fuller, Sr., Blooming Grove; five brothers, Rufus Beaird, Corsicana; Cecil Beaird, Navarro; and James, J. B. and Ray Beaird all of Dallas; and other relatives, including two nieces Linda and Brenda Beaird, and a nephew, Jerry Beaird, all of Fresno.

Funeral services will be held sometime Sunday afternoon but the time has not been specified.

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Sunday Rites For Mrs. Wright

Funeral services for Mrs. Ralph (Ruby) Wright were conducted in the Corley Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Oakwood cemetery.

A former resident of Navarro county, Mrs. Wright died Wednesday in Fresno, Calif., where she resided. The body was shipped here by train.

The Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of First Baptist church, officiated.

She is survived by the husband, Ralph Wright of Fresno; two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Finley, Sr., Corsicana, and Mrs. O. M. Fuller, Sr., Blooming Grove; five brothers, Rufus Beaird, Corsicana; Cecil Beaird, Navarro; and James, J. B. and Ray Beaird all of Dallas; and other relatives, including two nieces Linda and Brenda Beaird, and a nephew, Jerry Beaird, all of Fresno.

Pallbearers were R. J. Banks, E. L. Finley, Jr., Marvin Beaird, Bobby Wright, Kenneth Hull and Glenn Wright.

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Anna May (Pillans) Evans
Aug 5, 1870 - Dec 6, 1957

Mrs. Evans Dies Friday Morning

Mrs. Anna May Evans, 85, died Friday morning at the Twilight Home.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. W. F. Rogan of Gainesville.

Mrs. Evans was a long-time member of the First Baptist church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, C. W. Evans, Shreveport, La.; a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Rogan, Gainesville; three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lela Benson, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roy Bristow, Hayes Bonner, Ralph Smalling, Pruitt Pillans, James Burke and Guy Sitton.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 6, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Wightman Evans; d/o John Clarence Pillans & Martha F. (Manning) Pillans buried in St. Elmo cemetery

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Evans

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna May Evans, 85, long-time Corsicana resident, who died Friday at the Twilight Home, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. W. F. Rogan of Gainesville. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Evans was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, C. W. Evans, Shreveport, La.; a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Rogan, Gainesville; three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lela Benson, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Bristow, Hayes Bonner, Ralph Smalling, Pruitt Pillans, James Burke and Guy Sitton.

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William Wightman Evans
Feb 18, 1869 - Mar 13, 1924

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. W. EVANS HELD FRIDAY MORNING

LOCAL MASONIC LODGE TOOK CHARGE BODY CONDUCTING SERVICES AT GRAVE

Funeral services for W. W. Evans, 55, who died at his home, 706 West First avenue, early Thursday, were held at the residence at 10 o’clock Friday morning. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, officiated. At the conclusion of the services members of the Knights Templar of the Masonic Lodge took charge of the body and conducted services at the grave. Active pallbearers were E. W. Warnell, J. M. McClung, L. M. Morton, R. L. Dickson, W. B. Baker and H. Clay Nash. Employes of the Corsicana postoffice were honorary pallbearers.

A vast circle of friends gathered at the home to witness the last rites. The First Baptist quartette sand in opening “Savior More Than Life to Me.” And “Shall We Gather at the River.” Just before the floral laden casket bearing the body of the dead was lifted from the bier and borne to the hearse that waited the quartette with much feeling sang “Sweet Bye and Bye.”

Rev. Chisholm followed the prayer of Dr. Kennedy by the reading from the Fifteenth Chapter of the Book of First Corinthians, from the Twentieth down to and including the Fifty-eighth verse.

Dr. Kennedy read from First Thessalonians the Fourth Chapter and a portion of the Fourteenth Chapter of John, and also a part of Twenty-first and Twenty-second Revelations.

The funeral scene was engulfed in a profusion of flowers that bespoke of the love and sympathy of friends and within the living room of the home. Many could not gain entrance but waited in silence on the outside.

Every member of the post office force not on active duty were present at the services held at the home and at the cemetery.

Mr. Evans was born in Anderson county where he grew to manhood. He came to Navarro county 34 years ago, spending the last eighteen years in Corsicana. During his entire residence here he was connected with the local postoffice, and at the time of his death was serving his third term as assistant postmaster. His window at the post office today was closed with wreath of black crepe and a United States flag draped about it.

Mr. Evans was prominent in fraternal circles, as well. He was Past Eminent Commander and Past High Priest of the Knight Templars.

He is survived by his wife and two children, Miss Verna Evans and C. William Evans, both of whom were at home, three sisters, Mrs. Effie Johnston of Wichita Falls, Mrs. V. P. Brooks of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. J. W. Newman of Elk City, Oklahoma, a sister-in-law, Mrs. T. J. Steele and an uncle, T. J. Steele of Corsicana and two cousins John Carroll of Emhouse and Albert Evans of Rice.

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Mrs. S. E. Johnston has returned to her home in Wichita Falls, having spent the past month at the bedside of her sick brother, Mr. W. W. Evans who died last week.

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Minnie Jane (Stansell) Evans
Nov 11, 1866 - Jul 21, 1942

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED IN FORT WORTH TODAY

Mrs. John W. Evans, about 80, former resident of Corsicana, died in Fort Worth Tuesday morning, friends here were advised. Funeral rites are expected to be held here some time Wednesday.

Mrs. Evans’ late husband was connected with the L. H. Lee and Walton Furniture Company for many years.

Surviving are four daughters, three sons, several grandchildren and other relatives. One son, Forest Evans, resided in Corsicana until a few days ago, when he moved to Waco, friends reported.

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Charlie Clayton Boone
Mar 29, 1902 - Oct 10, 1970

Boone Rites Set Wednesday

Charlie C. Boone died Saturday in Austin at the age of 69. He was a retired carpenter, a native of Corsicana and a veteran of World War I.

Services are planned Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel and interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery. Leathel J. Roberts will officiate.

Survivors include two sons, Leslie Boone of Carterville, Ill. And Charlie Boone of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Leslie Boone of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Hardin of Corsicana, Mrs. Tracey Edmunds of Dallas and Mrs. Mary Hales of Muskogee; eight grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Gary Lynn Beaird
Dec 26, 1951 - Aug 5, 1952

Infant Services Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Gary Lynn Beaird, 7-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Beaird, who died at the family residence in Northwest Apartments Tuesday were held from the Corley Chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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

Surviving are the parents, a brother, J. B. Beaird, Jr.; two sisters, Linda Gail Beaird, all of Corsicana, and Brenda Kay Beaird, Fresno, Calif., and grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Beaird, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Ola Faye (Hawthorne) Howard
Aug 17, 1933 - Mar 1, 2011

Ola Faye Hawthorne Howard, 77, of Mexia, and formerly a longtime resident of Hill County, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in a Fort Worth hospital.. Mrs. Howard was born Aug. 17, 1933, in the Rodney Community near Union High in Navarro County. She one of 11 children born to Leemon and Ida Mae (Hutton) Hawthorne. She lived most of her life in southern Hill County and was a graduate of Penelope High School, where she was a star on the basketball court.. Mrs. Howard was a homemaker as well as a special education teacher's aide for the Hubbard and Hillsboro ISDs and also worked at one time at Kreditor's in Hubbard. She was active in the Church of Christ and also loved to watch her grandchildren's activities.. She is preceded in death by her parents; in 1997 by her husband of 47 years, Billy Howard; three brothers, Willie Meirl Hawthorne, Durwood Hawthorne, and Junior Hawthorne; five sisters, Troy Mae Wren, Eula Roberts, Eva Watkins, LaVerne Armand and Louise Vaughan.. Survivors include four children, Patricia Howard of Crockett, Alan Keith Howard and wife, Christine of Dawson, Dana Lloyd Howard and wife, Rosanne of Mexia and Karen Layne and husband, Hank of Wortham; two sisters, Pauline Warren of Waco, and Nola Faye Sheeley of Mount Calm; nine grandchildren, Brent Allen Howard, Blake Aaron Howard, Jared Casey Layne, Jacob Cade Layne, Colton Duke Howard, Amber Paige Howard, Amanda Howard, Roy Cawthorn III, and Christy Culpepper, nine great-grandchildren; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Northcrest Church of Christ in Mexia with Mr. Shane Alexander officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Pallbearers will be Gene Hawthorne, Doyle Hawthorne, David Howard, Jeff Sabo, Ronnie Scarborough, and Rick Sadler.. The family requests that memorials be made to Northcrest Church of Christ, 918 N. Hwy. 171, Mexia, TX 76667. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Robert Landon McAfee
Feb 15, 1936 - Jan 17, 2020

Obituary for Robert Landon McAfee
Robert Landon McAfee (“Bob”) passed from this earth on January 17, 2020. He was born in Dallas, Texas on February 15, 1936 to Harry Bascom and Mary Louise (Stegall) McAfee. Bob graduated from W. H. Adamson High School in Dallas in 1954, where he was a member of band, Hi-Y, and the tennis team. In 1958, Bob earned a B.A. in Marketing from Abilene Christian College, now called Abilene Christian University. While at ACC, he was an active member of Sub-T 16 social club.
Bob enlisted in the Navy in 1954, serving in the reserves until graduating from college, and then on active duty for 3 years after completing OCS. He was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in 1961. Afterwards, Bob enjoyed an active role in the Navy Reserves for many years, retiring as a Lieutenant.
On June 30, 1961, Bob married the love of his life, Amy Ruth Morris. Bob and Amy were married for 58 years until his passing, and together they raised three children: Susan and twins Karen and Landon. He was a devoted father and grandfather, and when his grandsons were born, he enjoyed attending their many activities.
Bob spent his entire career with Ford Motor Company, where he worked for 38 years. His final position there was as Branch Manager of Dealer Development. His career at Ford took him to Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh and finally home to Dallas. While at Ford, he was elected to the TICF Board (Texas Independent College Fund).
Bob’s faith was of utmost importance in his life, and service in his church community was his passion, always serving as a Sunday School teacher and even preaching on occasion. In Dallas, Bob and Amy were members of Prestoncrest Church of Christ since 1981. At Prestoncrest, Bob served as a deacon, volunteered as office administrator, assigned worship and communion duties, served on the benevolence committee, and dearly loved working with the FriendSpeak program.
Bob never met a stranger, and he would strike up a conversation with nearly anyone he met in passing. He especially liked talking with servers in his favorite restaurants. His other interests and hobbies included photography, travel, tennis, and walking/jogging. One of the things we will remember most, however, is how much he loved to sing, as he was always expressing random thoughts and desires through little made-up ditties.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Harry Bascom McAfee, mother Mary Louise McAfee, and brother Howard Thomas McAfee. Bob is survived by his wife Amy Ruth McAfee; daughter Susan Wyatt (husband Scott and children Ben and Timothy) of Frisco, Texas; daughter Karen Richardson (husband Keith and children Jason and Brandon) of Prosper, Texas; and son Landon McAfee (and wife Biviana McAfee) of Addison, Texas. He is also survived by sister-in-law Candace McAfee, niece Kaci Jacobs, nephews Tony McAfee and Sam McAfee, and their families.

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  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • h/o AMy Ruth (Morris) McAfee; s/o Harry Bascom McAfee & MaryLouise (Stegall) McAfee; grandson of McDuffie Wightman McAfee, Sr & Helen Virginia (Florer) McAfee;  Great-Grandson of Hugh McDuffie McAfee & Roseanna (Toal) McAfee

 


Paulino Moreno
Jun 22, 1885 - Nov 6, 1955

Paulino Moreno Expires Sunday

Paulino Moreno, 215 North Benton street, died early Sunday morning in a sanitorium in San Angelo.

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

Moreno was a member of the Presbyterian Mission in East Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Manuel Moreno, Corsicana, Corsicana, and Florentino and Elias Moreno, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Camila Toscano, Dallas, and Mrs. Candelario Sontos, Ennis; 20 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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John J. Matlock
Aug 29, 1863 - Apr 15, 1953

John J. Matlock Rites Thursday

Funeral services for John J. Matlock, 90, retired farmer, who died early Wednesday at his home in Richland, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland.

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. D. Fowler, Point Enterprise Baptist minister, formerly of Richland. Burial was in Richland cemetery.

A native of Arkansas, he had resided in the Richland community since 1880.

Surviving are a son, W. I. Baldwin, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Lova Tree, Spur, and Mrs. H. Neven, Richland; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Betty Sue (Driver) Bosley
Dec 7, 1947 - Mar 26, 2018

Betty Sue Bosley, of Wortham, entered her heavenly home from Waco, Texas on March 26, 2018 at the age of 70. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Wortham with Rev. Justin Colquette and Bro. Bobby Driver officiating, and grandson, Chase Bosley also speaking. Interment will follow in the Richland Cemetery. Nephews and great nephews, Gerald Beard, Wyatt Beard, Fletcher Douglas, Will Gilley, Ben Gilley and Daniel Borroum will serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Betty was born December 7, 1947 in Mexia, Texas to William H. "Bill" and Lottie Zuber Driver. She grew up in Wortham and after graduating from Wortham High School, Class of 1966, she received a license in Cosmetology. She worked only a short time as a beautician before she married the love of her life, Danny Bosley on May 29, 1967. Betty, then started her most important role in life, a devoted wife and later the proud mother of two children, Jim and Danna. After her children started school, she went to work for Mexia ISD, retiring with 40 years of service as an Administrative Assistant in 2016. Betty was very outgoing, she met everyone with a friendly hello and a beautiful smile. She was a faithful Christian who loved the Lord, her family and many friends. Her family was the light of her life, although she loved her husband and children, her grandchildren owned the major part of her heart. Whatever her children or grandchildren were participating in, Betty and Danny were going to be there for support. She also had a faithful companion in Belle, her precious dog, who, along with the rest of her family, was always by her side throughout her illness. Betty's job with the school system was a good career choice as all children had a special place in her heart. Some of Betty's favorite hobbies consisted of playing cards and she really enjoyed shopping with family and friends. She was also a very good cook and enjoyed cooking for church socials. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Wortham. According to her family, Betty wanted to be remembered for loving God, her family and the NBA - and in that order! She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Lottie Driver; a brother, Billy Dan Driver; and sister-in-law, Sue Driver. Betty is survived by her loving husband of almost 51 years, Danny Bosley of Wortham; son, Jim Bosley and wife, Melissa of Crawford; daughter, Danna Phillips of Wortham; grandchildren, Chase Bosley, Callan Bosley and Skylar Phillips; brothers. Bobby Eugene Driver and wife, Kathy of Mineola and Jerry Lynn Driver and wife, Marci of Denton; sister, Shirley Beard and husband, Dwan of Joshua; and a number of nieces and nephews. Betty's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Nursing Staff at Providence Health Care for the overwhelming love and compassion shown them while also taking such good care of Betty. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Wortham, P. O. Box 426, Wortham, TX. 76693.

Visitation Details

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home

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  • Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home Mexia, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Danny Jim Bosley; d/o William Henry “Bill” Driver & Lottie Odell (Zuber) Driver

Catherine Mae Bosley
Dec 25, 1952 - Mar 3, 1953

Bosley Infant Rites Wednesday

Catherine Mae Bosley, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bosley, died in Houston Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Averett, pastor.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Joe Ronald Bosley, all of Houston, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bosley, Richland, and Mr. and Mrs. Rivers, Gatesville.

Corley will direct.

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Georgia Elizabeth Blood
Jan 14, 1884 - Nov 11, 1969

Funeral services

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Richland Methodist Church for Miss Georgia Blood, 85, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Sansom with interment in the Richland Cemetery.

She is survived by one brother and three sisters.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Patrick David Friberg
May 5, 1957 - May 10, 1957

Friberg Infant Expires Friday
Patrick David Friberg, four-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Friberg of Gonzales, died Friday morning in Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at Gonzales with Father P. J. Roebucks officiating and burial in the Gonzales Catholic cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, three sisters, Mary Ann, Katherine and Susan Friberg, and a brother, Michael Joseph Friberg, all of Gonzales, and grandmothers, Mrs. May L. Friberg, New York Cith, and Mrs. Bertha King, Marque, Texas
Corley will direct.

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Shirlee Anne (Kasberg) Ellis
Sep. 21, 1942 - Apr. 27, 2016

hirlee Anne Kasberg Ellis was called to join her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Austin, Texas. She was 73 years old. She was born to Herman Kasberg and Nina Pelton Green in Dallas, Texas on September 21, 1942.

Shirlee is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joe Ellis Sr., her daughters Sonja Ellis Montgomery, Mia Ellis Montgomery and her husband Troy, Lanna Ellis Arnold, her son Joe Ellis Jr. and his wife Angela, her brothers Kenneth Kasberg, David Kasberg, John Kasberg, her sister Deborah Adams. She had 9 grandchildren - Jeremy Montgomery, Ryan Montgomery, Joshua Montgomery, Jacob Montgomery, Mitchell Roesner, Shelby Roesner, Cole Arnold, Kyla Ellis, and Elijah Ellis. She also leaves behind many, many nephews and nieces she adored.

Shirlee loved so many whom she considered her own children and grandchildren including Tammie Ripple, Josh Arnold, Shane Arnold, William Herrington, Alison Herrington, Olivia Herrington, James Johnson, Angela Huber, Nicolas Johnson, and many, many others who knew her as "Grandmama."

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved stepmother Dorothy Kasberg, and her younger sister, Melody Green.

A memorial service will be held for Shirlee at Austin Peel and Sons Funeral Home, 607 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752 on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2:00pm.

If you would prefer to make a charitable donation in lieu of flowers, the Ellis family would appreciate your donation to The Emergency Medicine Foundation, in memory of Shirlee Ellis.

Emergency Medicine Foundation
P O Box 619911
Dallas TX 75261-9911

https://www.emfoundation.org/EMFDonations.aspx

Shirlee's family will have reception following her memorial service from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at Lonestar Grille, 1501 E. New Hope Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Notes:

  • Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro County, Texa
  • w/o Joseph David “Joe” Ellis, Sr; d/o Herman Roman Kasberg & Nina Ann (Pelton) Gasberg-Green

Katherine "Kathy" (Watson) Heermans
Oct 7, 1922 - Sep 16, 2019

Funeral services for Katherine Heermans, 96, Mesquite, are scheduled for 11:00 am, Saturday, September 21 at Hilliard Funeral Home. Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Heermans passed away on September 16, 2019 in Sunnyvale.
Katherine was born October 7, 1922 in Corsicana, TX to the late William C. Watson and Altha Iola Massey Watson. She had lived in Mesquite for about a year, living previously in Forney and Rockwall. She worked for 20 years for the federal government in aerospace medicine. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Heermans, brother, W.C. Bubba Watson, and sister, Betty Ruth Matthews.
Survivors include her four children, Elaine H. Landon of San Diego, CA, Teresa Waller and husband, Jeff of Fate, TX, Robert T. Heermans and wife, Maggie of The Colony, TX and Robbie Garnett of Rockwall, TX; grandchildren, Vicki Landon, Jamie Bohmer and husband, John, Jeff Garnett and partner, Kerri, Shawna Prater and husband, Jeff, Brian Heermans, Sarah Waller and Nathan Waller and wife, ReAnna.

Notes:

  • w/o Robert Samuel Heermans; d/o William Calvin Watson & Altha Lola Massey) Watson-Massey
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Betty (Ellington) Jenkins
Apr 5, 1931 - Oct 28, 2015

Betty Jenkins, 84, of Burleson, a retired teacher of 25 years, went home Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Rendon. Service: 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Interment: Godley Cemetery in Godley. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Betty was born April 5, 1931, in Frost to Earl and Irene Ellington. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Betty graduated from Frost High School in 1949. Betty was a well-respected teacher in the business department at Burleson High School. Betty loved traveling, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband, Cecil "C.D." Jenkins, in 2010. Survivors: Daughter, Juli Gafford and husband, Dwain, of Burleson; son, Kevin Jenkins and wife, Sheila, of Aledo; granddaughter, Brooke White and husband, Don; grandsons, Matt Jenkins and wife, Brittany, and Josh Jenkins and wife, Julie; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Notes:

  • Published in Star-Telegram on Nov 1, 2015
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • w/o Cecil Deward Jenkins, d/o Earnest Earl Ellington & Minnie Irene Ellington

Betty Sue (Colvard) Collier
Apr. 11, 1937 - Aug. 10, 2020

Betty Sue Collier, 83, of Blooming Grove, Texas passed away August 10th, 2020. She was born to Robert and Lessi (Kirk) Colvard on April 11th, 1937 in Waxahachie, Texas.

Mrs. Collier enjoyed being a Wife, Mother, Twin, Sister, Friend, and Daughter. She enjoyed hosting family events and get togethers. She loved to cook and make everyone’s favorite desserts. She loved to play, and watch everyone play dominos, horseshoes, and washers during every family gathering.

She is survived by her sons, Benny Dale Collier and Ricky Lane Collier. Her grandchildren include Jenny King, John Stevens, Julia Davis, RaeAnn Collier, Brittany Collier Schubert, Jordan Smotts, Benjamin Cole Collier, and Ryan Chase Collier. Her great-grandchildren include Camden, Nautika, Leonard, Rory, Evan, Aiden, Kaelyn, Dylan, Ashley, Joseph, Chloe, Ashtyn, Joshua, Cadence, Santiago, Haley, Caleb, and Kinley, as well as one great-great grandchild Paul. She is also survived by her twin sister Wanda Lou Godfrey, who she loved to go on trips with and talked with every day. She has even more nieces, nephews, and extended family that also survive.

A private inurnment and memorial service will be held at a later date in the Blooming Grove Cemetery. An online guest registry may be signed at www.PutnamCares.com.

Betty’s care entrusted to Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, 145 Texas Ave., Kingsland, Texas 78639. (325)388-0008

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Joseph David “Joe” Ellis, Sr.
Oct 4, 1938 - Aug 19, 2020

Joseph David Ellis Sr. (Joe) passed away peacefully at his home in Pflugerville, Texas on August 19, 2020 in the presence of his children and now rests comfortably in his Heavenly home with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was 81 years old. Joe’s life on earth ended after enduring several months of health complications stemming from a condition known as Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, a neurological disorder.

Joe is survived by his 4 loving children, Sonja Ellis Montgomery, Mia Ellis Montgomery, Alanna Ellis, and Joe Ellis Jr., his son-in-law Troy Montgomery and daughter in-law Angela Hahn-Ellis. He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren, Jeremy Montgomery, Ryan Montgomery, Joshua Montgomery, Jacob Montgomery, Mitchell Roesner, Shelby Roesner, Cole Arnold, Kyla Ellis, and Elijah Ellis. Joe is the brother of 10 siblings and is also survived by his sisters Bertha Ellis Carroll, and brothers James Ellis, Bob Ellis, and Ray Ellis. He also has many surviving cousins, nieces and nephews. Joe’s wife Shirlee Kasberg Ellis preceded him in joining the Lord in Heaven in 2016. Others preceding him in passage to Heaven include: his parents William Burleson Ellis and Mahalie Jo Williams Ellis; his sisters Lorene Ellis Hollifield, Pauline Ellis Sirjord, Louise Ellis Hatfield, Ruth Ellis Gainer, Beth Ellis Kitchen, and eldest brother William Ellis.

Joe was born October 4, 1938 in the farming community of Blooming Grove, Texas where he grew-up with firm Christian values and developed a staunch work ethic. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School where he participated in football, basketball, track, and volleyball. Soon after, he moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It wasn’t long before he met his bride, Shirlee with whom he was married for 57 years. Joe was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. After serving in the military and starting his family with Shirlee in Garland, Texas, Joe began a career with Pitney Bowes. His work elevated him to a service management role with Pitney Bowes and took his family from Garland to Austin, Arlington, Denver, and back to the Austin area where he retired after 37 years with the company. Never satisfied being idle, shortly into his retirement, Joe started his own service business and contracted with Pitney Bowes for the next 15 years until he officially retired from work at the age of 78.

Joe’s children and grandchildren affectionately called him “Papa,” “Papa Joe,” “Pop,” or “PJ.” He was a devout Christian all of his life who loved worshipping and praising our Lord Jesus Christ and served as a deacon at Emmanuel Baptist Church for many years. Only his faith was as important as his family. Joe always put his trust in the Lord and the needs of his wife and children above his own. He was his happiest when surrounded by family. Joe felt blessed to have been able to travel the country with his wife, children, and grandchildren over the years and share in the making of countless, wonderful memories. An avid bowler for decades, Joe made many lasting and valuable friendships through the sport. He enjoyed playing golf with his son and friends. Joe was also a devout Texas Longhorns fan most of his life and enjoyed attending Texas football games with family and friends over the past few decades.

Joe’s kind spirit and endless generosity will be missed by many who love and adore him. All of his life, Joe went above and beyond his duty as a son, brother, husband, father, and as a human being.

"His Lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant." - Matthew 25:23

Notes:

  • Obit written by Joseph David “Joe” Ellis, Jr.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • US Air Force
  • h/o Shirlee Anne (Kasberg) Ellis; s/o William Burleson “Burlie” Ellis, Sr. & Mahalie Jo "Josie" (Williams) Ellis

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 Richards

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Joseph David Ellis Sr. of Pflugerville, Texas, who passed away on August 19, 2020 at the age of 81. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

He was predeceased by : his daughter-in-law Shirlee Kasberg Ellis; his parents, William Burleson Ellis and Mahalie Jo Williams Ellis; and his siblings, Lorene Ellis Hollifield, Pauline Ellis Sirjord, Louise Ellis Hatfield, Ruth Ellis Gainer, Beth Ellis Kitchen and William Ellis.

He is survived by : his children, Sonja Ellis Montgomery, Mia Ellis Montgomery, Alanna Ellis and Joe Ellis Jr.; his children-in-law, Troy Montgomery and Angela Hahn-Ellis; his grandchildren, Jeremy Montgomery, Ryan Montgomery, Joshua Montgomery, Jacob Montgomery, Mitchell Roesner, Shelby Roesner, Cole Arnold, Kyla Ellis and Elijah Ellis; his siblings, Bertha Ellis Carroll, James Ellis, Bob Ellis and Ray Ellis; and his wife Shirlee.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 29th 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Beck Funeral Home (15709 Ranch Rd 620, Austin, TX 78717). A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 29th 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Faith Beck Funeral Home (15709 Ranch Rd 620, Austin, TX 78717). The military honors will be held on Saturday, August 29th 2020 at 3:00 PM at the Rose Hill Cemetery. Please wear facial coverings and practice social distancing.".

In lieu of flowers the Ellis family asks you to consider a donation to either (or both) the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, "In Honor of Shirlee Ellis" (who died from health complications stemming from her battle with follicular lymphoma) or the Rose Hill Cemetery (which operates on a minimal budget and where many family members lay at rest) and include a memo, "In Memory of Joseph D. Ellis Sr.".

Beck Funeral Home, Austin, Texas - submitted by Diane Richards

Blooming Grove High School 1957

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Emma Belle (Lane) Vinson
Oct 4, 1939 - Jan 11, 2020
 
Emma Vinson, 80 of Allen, Texas passed away on January 11, 2020.

She is survived by her sons, Mark, Keith, Brian, and Brent; and her daughter Melani Cottone. She is a grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 11. She is preceded by her husband, Kenneth L. Vinson.

The funeral service is scheduled for 9:00 am on January 15th at Williams Memorial Chapel in Garland. Burial will be at 11:00 am at DFW Cemetery in Dallas

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DFW NATIONAL CEMETERY, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX


Lillian Annie “Lillie” (Turley) Gray
Jul 18, 1894 - Dec 1, 1953

Mrs. Lillie Gray Rites At Bazette

KERENS, Dec. 2.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Lillie Gray, 59, former resident of Bazette, died in the Methodist Hospital in Dallas Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Bazette Baptist church Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Holt.

The family resided at Bazette prior to moving to Dallas 12 years ago.

Surviving are her husband, Jesse T. Gray, 230 Mount Arrarat, Dallas; six sons, J. T., Jr., Freddy, Oscar, Billy Joe, Leon and Glen Gray, all of Dallas; father, W. G. Holliman, Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Sam Glasgow, Mrs. Ben Lancaster and Mrs. Clarence Reagan, and a brother, Clint Holliman, all of Kerens; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec. 2, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jessie Tolbert Gray; d/o Washington Perry Turley & Mary Effie (Ginn) Holleman is Mary Effie (Ginn) Turley-Holleman

Mittie (Holleman) Reagan
Jul. 25, 1912 - Nov. 27, 1977

Mrs. Reagan

KERENS -- Services were to be at 3 p.m. today at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Mrs. Mittie Reagan, 65, native of Kerens, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Neal Luce and the Rev. B. W. Johnson were to officiate, with burial following at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Gene Reagan of Navarro, Clayton Reagan and Jerry Reagan both of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Hawkins of Athens, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Lester Walker, Bob Lancaster, Lee Tramel, Clifford Hawkins, R. H. Hilliard and Jimmy Abbie.

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William Clarence “Shorty” Reagan
Oct 19, 1909 - Feb 5, 1974

W. C. Reagan

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for W. C. (Shorty) Reagan, 64, of Kerens, who died Tuesday in Kerens, Rev. Charles Pringle, Westside Baptist Church pastor, and Rev. B. W. Johnson, First Pentecostal Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was a retired employe of the Sanders Grain Co. in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mattie Reagan of Kerens; three sons, W. G. Reagan of Navarro and J. C. Reagan of Navarro and Jerry Reagan, both of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Loverne Hawkins of Athens; two brothers, Frank Reagan of Corsicana and Bennett Reagan of Carthage; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Leon Tramel, Jimmy Abbie, Cliff Curington, Lynn Sanders, R. H. Hilliard, and Clifford Hawkins.

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Virginia Bell “Jennie” (Brown) Stockton
Jun 30, 1963 - Aug 14, 1953

Mrs. V. B. Stockton

KERENS, Aug. 14—(Spl.)—Mrs. Virginia Bell Stockton, 90, long-time Navarro county resident, died in Jacksonville Thursday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Powell Baptist church Friday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the church, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

A native of Illinois, she came to Texas in 1875. She was the daughter of the Hon. Jehu Brown, who served in the 21st Texas Legislature from Navarro county.

Mrs. Stockton was the widow of the late F. M. Stockton and resided in the DeArman community until moving to Kerens four years ago. She made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Jodie Ward at Kerens.

Pallbearers were Milton Johnston, W. D. Ainsworth, Morgan Lowe, Willie Massey, Homer Wason, Henry Atkeisson.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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John A. “Sam” Crocker
Apr 7, 1883 - Apr 17, 1953

Sam Crocker Dies Friday Morning

KERENS, April 17—(Spl.)—Sam Crocker, 71, died at the Twilight Home in Corsicana early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, Walter Crocker, Kerens and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bill, Walter D., Lee Roy, Marvin, Lige and Curtis Crocker, all nephews.

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Homer Melvin Livingston
Nov 22, 1884 - Jul 19, 1953

H. M. Livingston Services Monday

H. M. Livingston, 68, of Streetman, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the First Presbyterian church in Streetman with burial in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Daniel A. Baker, Dallas; assisted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the church, and Rev. M. O. Southerland, Baptist minister of Powell, formerly of Streetkman.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; a son, Homer Kenneth Livingston, Streetman; six daughters, Mrs. Gordon Carroll, Mrs. D. J. King and Mrs. H. W. Milner, all of Streetman; Mrs. Ernest Bryant, Jr., Mrs. Billy Emerson and Mrs. Bill Goodman, all of Dallas; 11 grandchildren; four brothers, Will and Truman Livingston, both of Pretiss, Miss., and Luther and Ben Livingston, both of Carson, Miss.; three sisters, Mrs. L. W. Manning, Sweetwater; Mrs. Azzie Franklin, Morton, Miss., and Mrs. Walter Herron, Lake Port, Calif., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Gordon Carroll, Ernest Bryant, Jr., Darrell King, Billy Emerson, Harris Wilson Milner, and Angus Kent McGilvary.

Griffin directed.

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Mary Ella (McNair) Livingston
Apr 25, 1901 - Mar 24, 1972

Mrs. Livingston

Mrs. Mary E. Livingston, 80, a resident of Streetman, died Friday morning in the Evergreen Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church in Streetman with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery under direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. G. A. Carroll and Mrs. H. W. Milner, both of Streetman, Mrs. Richard Steele, Mrs. Bill Emerson, Mrs. D. J. King and Mrs. E. C. Bryant, all of Dallas; a son, Kenneth Livingston, Dallas; 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters. Mrs. Cora Peacock, Mrs. Ette Baine and Mrs. Claude May, all of Mississippi; 2 brothers, M. S. McNair and Clinton McNair both of Mississippi.

Pallbearers will be Donald Carroll, Ernie Bryant, Stanley King, Billy David Emerson, Michael Emerson, Jimmy Emerson, Melvin Goodman and Brian Milner.

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Nell (Livingston) Milner
Mar 5, 1929 - Sep 6, 2018

Nell Livingston Milner, 89, of Streetman, Texas passed away in Fairfield on Thursday, September 6, 2018 with her family at her side. She was born in the Cade Community in Freestone, County on March 5, 1929 to Homer Melvin Livingston and Mary Ella McNair Livingston. Nell was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was married to Harris Wilson Milner for 63 years who passed away in February 2014.

Nell is survived by her children; Sue and John Satagaj and Brian and Stephanie Milner. Grandchildren; Julie Satagaj and Kyle Sloan, Brian and Jennifer Satagaj and their daughter Elizabeth Nell Satagaj, and Craig and Alyssa Miner. Nell will be loved and greatly missed.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Griffin – Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield from 6 – 8pm. Graveside services will be Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 1pm at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman with Hoppy McGilvery officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Satagaj, Craig Milner, Kyle Sloan, Donald Carroll, Grady Foree, Mackie Robinson, Mike Jennings and Thornton Zimmerman.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Harris Wilson Milner; d/o Homer Melvin Livingston & Mary Ella (McNair) Livingston

Cossie Stewart Slade
Dec 17, 1887 - May 25, 1953

Rites Wednesday For C. L. Slade

Funeral services for C. L. Slade, 65, who was found dead in his field east of Streetman Monday afternoon, will be held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Birdston Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, formerly of Streetman, and Rev. Mr. Keifer, pastor of the church.

Judge Will Mathison, justice of the peace at Wortham, conducted a coroner’s investigation and ruled death was from natural causes.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Willis G. and Roger C. Slade, all of Streetman; a daughter, Mrs. Annie Ruth Magrill, Paris; a granddaughter, Patsy Jean Slate, Streetman; two brothers, Grady Slade, San Augustine, and A. J. Slade, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. J. M. Warfield, Pettus, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Robinson, J. P. Robinson, Jr., Lloyd Robinson, Marion Compton, I. L. Compton and Cecil Tisdale.

Corley will direct.

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Roger Cossie Slade
Nov 23, 1929 - Jun 22, 1976

R. C. Slade

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Streetman for Roger C. Slade, 46, resident of Streetman, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Birdston Cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Streetman and life member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Vera Slade of Streetman; a sister, Mrs. Annie Ruth Peeler of Malakoff; two nephews, John Magrill of Midland and Michael Magrill of Malakoff; and two nieces, Mrs. Karen Reeves of Corsicana and Mrs. Patsy Jean Steele of Streetman.

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R. C. Slade

The Rev. Clayton Smith and Rev. Billy Fitch officiated at the 10:30 a.m. Thursday services at the First Baptist Church in Streetman for Roger C. Slade, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. Burial was at Birdston Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Magrill, Michael Magrill, Cecil Tisdale, Neal Tisdale, J. W. Robinson, and Louis (Bud) Rawlins.

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Willis Gordon Slade
May 26, 1920 - Oct 11, 1971

W. G. Slade

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home for W. G. Slade, who died Monday at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Waco.

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W. G. Slade

Funeral services for Willis G. Slade, 51, who died Monday at the Veterans Hospital in Waco, were to be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Streetman with the Rev. Leonard Lee and the Rev. Bob Gaines officiating and burial in Birdston Cemetery.

A native and lifelong resident of Streetman, he was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Patsy Steele of Streetman; a grandson, Billy Ray Steele of Streetman; mother, Mrs. Vera Slade of Streetman; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Magrill, and a brother, Roger C. Slade, both of Streeman.

Pallbearers include J. W. Robinson, Neal Tisdale, Randall Robinson, Granville Tisdale, Loyde Robinson and Irby Compston.

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W. G. Slade

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Streetman for Willis G. Slade, who died Monday at the Veterans Hospital in Waco. The Rev. Leonard Lee and the Rev. Bob Gaines officiated, and burial was in Birdston Cemetery.

A native and lifelong resident of Streetman, he was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, a grandson, mother, one sister and one brother.

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Wilma Adel (Rorie) Marx
Nov 5, 1910 - Aug 27, 1953

Mrs. Marx Dies Of Heart Attack; funeral Friday

Mrs. Frank Marx, Jr., died at the family home, 1723 Maplewood, Thursday at 1 a. m. following a few minutes illness of a heart attack.

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

The rites will be conducted by the pastor, Dr. W. M. Shamburger.

Mrs. Marx was a member of the First Baptist church here and had been active in civic and other circles for a number of years.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Susan Marx, both of Corsicana; parents, Mr. And Mrs. D. E. Rorie, Paris; three brothers, O. L. Rorie, Tyler; H. H. Rorie, Hugo, Okla.; and C. E. Rorie, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Pearl Routt, Commerce, and Mrs. Curtis Richards, Duncan, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Elliott Middleton, Clark Butler, Fred DuBose, T. E. Irvin, Leighton Dawson, Robert Walker, L. N. Johnston and Jack Thompson.

Corley will direct.

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Donnell Porter Smith
Nov 17, 1872 - Jun 24, 1953

Donnell P. Smith Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Donnell P. Smith, 80, retired farmer, 1512 West Seventh avenue, who died in the Navarro clinic early Wednesday were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Smith was an elder. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Mississippi, he had resided in Navarro county since childhood.

Surviving are his wife; a sister, Mrs. Charlie Haden, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Shelby Hicks, Jim Taylor, Fred Wilson, W. H. Balcom, Ralph Stell and Oakley Love.

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Hattie Ann (Alsbrook) Smith
Nov 12, 1880 - Nov 8, 1955

Mrs. Donald Smith Expires Tuesday

Mrs. Donald P. Smith, 74, 1512 West Seventh avenue, died early Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Smith was a life-long Presbyterian church and was active in the women’s council and choir.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Bruce Meador, Abilene; three nieces, Mrs. F. A. Williamson, Mrs. Fred Wilson and Miss Clemmie Haden, all of Corsicana, and a number of other nieces and nephews.

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

Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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Diana Virginia (Ramsey) Wilson
Feb 13, 1870 - Apr 9, 1953

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Wilson

Funeral services for Mrs. H. J. Wilson, 83, who died in the Navarro Clinic early Thursday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of First Baptist church, of which she was a member.

Native of Tennessee, Mrs. Wilson came to Waco when seven years old, and was residing in Blooming Grove when she married December 8, 1893. The family has resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are husband of Corsicana; five daughters, Misses Grace and Nora Wilson, both of Corsicana; Miss Eva Wilson, Dallas; Mrs. Velma Owen, Cameron, and Mrs. Marguerite Dabney, Brownwood; three sons, George and Woodrow Wilson, both of Corsicana and Henry J. Wilson, Jr., San Francisco, Calif.; eight grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tom McElroy, Kenneth Wilson, James A. Champion, Johnny Nutt, Rufus Nutt, Carl Walker, James Blackmon and Duane Nutt.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr 11, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Henry Jefferson Wilson, Sr; d/o Rufus Calvin Ramsey and Mary Adaline (Thompson) Ramsey buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx.

Henry Jefferson Wilson, Sr.
Jan 5, 1870 - Apr 4, 1957

H. J. Wilson Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for H. J. Wilson, 87, were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Wilson a retired carpenter farmer, died at his home, 703 North Fourteenth street, Thursday following an extended illness.

A native of Macon, Ga., he had resided in Corsicana 75 years and had been a Mason 62 years.

Surviving re three sons, George Wilson, Corsicana; Henry Wilson, St. Louis, Mo., and Woody Wilson, Electra; five daughters, Misses Grace and Nora Wilson, both of Corsicana; Miss Eva Wilson, Dallas; Mrs. Raymond Owens, Cameron, and Mrs. Bill Dabney, Dallas; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. B. Tinkle, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr 6, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Diana Virginia (Ramsey) Wilson married Dec. 8, 1893 s/o George Washington Wilson and Sarah Elizabeth (Adcock) Wilson buried in Cryer Creek cemetery

Marilyn Monroe Stallings
Sep 1953 - Nov 8, 1953

Monday Services Stallings Child

Marilyn Monroe Stallings, two-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie B. Stallings of Corsicana was pronounced dead on arrival at the Navarro Clinic Sunday.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 1:30 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Robinson, Huntsville, Ala.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 9, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o William Burton “Willie” Stallings - Grandparents, Henry Earl Stallings and Laura Haseltine (Henson) Stallings-Davis are buried in Hamilton Beeman (could not find a death certificate)

Flo Ann Eastham
May 29, 1953 - May 31, 1953

Graveside Rites Held For Infant

Floann Eastham, daughter of Mrs. Betty Eastham of Corsicana, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday about 7 p.m.

Graveside rites were held Monday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery, with Rev. Obie F. Barton conducting.

Surviving are the mother; a sister, Joyce Roe Eastham, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thompson, Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs. E. L. Gipson, Bay City, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Vera Dee (Banks) Pevehouse
Aug 7, 1904 - Jun 17, 1957

Mrs. Pevehouse Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Pevehouse, 52, widow of the late Doyle Pevehouse, who died in Dallas Monday, were held from the First Methodist church Wednesday at 10 a.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor, assisted by Kenneth Dickson, associate pastor. Mrs. Pevehouse died in Baylor hospital.

Reared in the Silver City and Blooming Grove communities, Mrs. Pevehouse had resided in Corsicana most of her life.

Surviving are a son, Don Pevehouse, U. S. Navy, Bainbridge, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Huff, Corsicana teacher, and Mrs. Arthur Smith, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. Robert Lang, Dr. F. C. Pannill, Carl Blackwell, Robert Davidson, Wesley Edens, Jr., and L. I. Griffin.

Griffin directed.

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Sallie Jennings, Miss
Aug 15, 1867 - Dec 19, 1953

Miss Jennings Services Sunday

Miss Sallie Jennings, 83, long-time Navarro county resident, died Saturday at the home of a great-niece, Mrs. Royce Hogg, in Gilmer, following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Inmon Funeral chapel in Kerens Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Steve Castloo, Jr., pastor of New Hope Baptist church near Gilmer.

Native of Mississippi, Miss Jennings came to Navarro county at the age of two years and resided in Corsicana, Bazette and Kerens, until she moved to Gilmer seven years ago.

Miss Jennings had been a member of the Bazette Baptist church since 16 years of age.

Surviving are a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Freddie Banks, Earl Seale, Fay Redford, Royce Hogg, George Kimes and Joe Arnett.

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Charles Otis Jennings
Sep 16, 1911 - Apr 10, 1963

C. O. Jennings Dies In Dallas

Graveside services for Charles Otis Jennings, 51, native of Point Texas, who died in Dallas Wednesday, will be held at Oakwood cemetery Friday at 1:30 p.m. He had resided in Dallas since one year old and was a body repairman for the Jimmy Smith company.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eula Mae Jennings, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Ball, Baton Rouge, La.; a son, Lloyd Jennings, Dallas; mother, Mrs. Annie Emling, Dallas.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

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Annie Grenwood (Dunham) Castles
May 20, 1880 - Jan 25, 1953

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Castles

Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Castles, 72, who died Sunday night at her home, 1724 North Beaton street, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, Fairfield Presbyterian minister, formerly of Corsicana, and Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A long-time Corsicana resident, Mrs. Castles had been an invalid 30 years.

Surviving are three sons, Walter Castles, Corsicana; Joseph Castles, North Dakota, and David Castles, Houston, former Navarro county sheriff; five daughters, Miss Else Castles, Mrs. S. W. Barley and Mrs. Genevieve Dockery, all of Corsicana; Mrs. L. B. Webb, Lafayette, La., and Mrs. Loyd Matthews, Houston; a sister, Mrs. C. W. Howard, Houston; three brothers, R. C. Dunham, Corsicana; Will Dunham, Beaumont, and J. T. Dunham, Breckenridge; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Henry Walker, Ben Blackmon, John B. Davis, George Roxburgh, Will Thompson and A. Haves Bonner.

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Arris Eldridge Foster, Judge
May 21, 1875 - Jan 2, 1953

Judge Foster, 77, Succumbs Friday, Services Sunday

Judge A. E. Foster, 77, retired, 741 West Park Avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Friday night following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the church of which Judge Foster had been a steward for 30 years, and Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Tennessee, Foster came to Texas when eight years of age and resided in Corsicana except for a few years spent in Ellis county.

He served as justice of the peace here 10 years after retiring as a building contractor. He was a long-time member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Sam H. Foster, Corpus Christi; L. J. Foster, Corsicana; Preston Foster, Amarillo, and James T. Foster, warrant officer, U. S. Army, Camp Polk, La.; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Moore, Corsicana, and Mrs. Frank Cameron, Galveston; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. R. M. Wigley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Boyce Martin, C. C. Crowson, L. I. Griffin, Rufus Pevehouse, Harve Farmer, S. K. Brietz, Tom A. Farmer, L. M. Morton.

McCammon will direct.

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Cecil Franklin Foster
Jun 3, 1887 - Jan 27, 1957

Short Illness Fatal Sunday To Cecil F. Foster

Cecil F. Foster, 59, long-time lumberman, 1330 North Beaton street, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon about two hours after being admitted following a stroke.

Rites Tuesday
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church, of which he was a member, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor of the First Christian church. The Masonic Lodge will have charge of the graveside rites.

A native of Tennessee, Foster was reared in Hubbard, Hill county. He came to Corsicana with the McCammon and Lang Lumber Company and had been an employe with that concern 20 years when McCammon and Lang sold to the Cameron Lumber Company in 1929.

Changes Firms
Foster became connected with the Pickering Lumber concern on South Ninth street, shortly after McCammon and Lang sold, and within a short time was manager of the local unit which later became McKee Lumber Company.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. G. Burnett, Jr., Tyler; a grandson, W. G. (Bill) Burnett, III, Tyler; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Brunson, Lubbock; Miss Minnie Foster, Hubbard, and Mrs. Claud Branch, Oklahoma; two brothers, Lem Foster, Oklahoma, and Lon Foster, Hubbard, and a number of other relatives.

Foster was a member of the Business Men’s Sunday School class of the First Baptist church and attended Sunday morning.

Pallbearers will be W. R. McKee, Kansas City, president of the W. R. McKee Lumber Company; Dr. E. H. Newton, W. G. Burnett, Dallas; C. S. Butler, E. B. Dosser, Byron Harwell, J. D. Harwell, W. P. McCammon, John B. Davis and E. C. Rice.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Business Men’s Sunday School class.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan. 28, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Eula Louise (Atwood) Foster 2nd wife Florence Anita (Taylor) Foster; s/o Tilman Lee Foster & Eliza Jane (McHood) Foster

Preston Lee Foster
May 26, 1911 - Jan 7, 1974

Preston Foster

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Preston L. Foster, 62, of Dallas, who died Monday morning at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Rev. Elvis H. Egge will officiate and burial will be at the Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Jack Foster of Memphis, Tennessee; his mother, Emma Foster of Ennis; three brothers, Sam H. Foster of Freemont, California; Lewis Foster of Corsicana; James T. Foster of Laughton, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Moore of Corsicana; Mrs. Melvin Pereira of Galveston; and three daughters.

Pallbearers include M. E. Lake, J. W. Laird, M. A. Tekell, Clifton A. Pickering, R. L. Nix, and Berlin Rizer, Sr.

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Emmet Edgar Hamilton
Oct 3, 1874 - Jun 6, 1953

E. E. Hamilton, 78, Expires Saturday, Rites Held Monday

Emmett Edgar Hamilton, 78, native of Corsicana, died at Memorial Hospital, Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. McCammon Chapel here, with Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Ford Munnerlyn, Houston; a son, Leonard L. Hamilton, Grand Prairie; two brothers, Walter Hamilton, Corsicana; Fred Hamilton, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Frank P. McCuiston and Mrs. Jack Megarity, both of Corsicana; four grand-children and one great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Starting as a school teacher, Hamilton later was connected with First State Bank here for 11 years. He was a state bank examiner for 22 years. After World War II he was with the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

He retired 10 years ago to his home three miles West of Corsicana on Highway 22. He was a member of the First Baptist church.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Hamilton, Floyd Hamilton, Charles Hamilton, Leslie McCuiston, Jack Megarity, Jr., and Walter Green, all nephews.

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Terri Jean (Jedlicka) Watson
Feb 11, 1954 - Sep 1, 2020
 
Terri Watson passed away unexpectedly in Dallas, TX on 9/1/20. The family will receive friends at a visitation on Monday, Sept. 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Commerce Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A funeral service will take place Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Commerce. Terri will be laid to rest Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 4:00 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, TX.

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Terri attended Corsicana High School where she participated in numerous clubs and athletics, graduating in 1972. She went on to attend Navarro Jr. College and became a lieutenant of the NJC Drill team. She then attended East Texas State University in Commerce, where she received a Bachelor's degree in Business and Physical Education and a Master's degree in Counseling. While Terri was attending ETSU, she met the love of her life, Christopher Alan Watson from Texarkana, TX. They were married on August 23, 1975. They had just celebrated 45 years together prior to Terri's untimely death.

Following graduation, Terri was employed at ETSU as a Financial Aid officer until leaving to raise their two daughters. Years later she became a teacher at Commerce High School and at retirement was employed as a Transition Specialist at Tri-County Co-Op. Those who knew Terri have many fond memories of her, always commenting on her radiant smile and kindness.

Terri enjoyed teaching children's Bible classes at church, especially Vacation Bible School. She also served as church librarian for many years. Her other interests were cooking, camping, traveling, and crafting.

Terri and Chris enjoyed prospecting for gold, collecting gemstones, and making handcrafted jewelry. During their retirement years, they enjoyed taking long trips in their RV.

Terri is survived by her family, husband, Chris; daughters Laura Watson (Raphael Donovan) and Julie Watson; sister Kyra Cariker (Kenneth); brother Gary Don Sheppard; mother-in-law Etta Watson.

Preceding her in death were her parents Frances and Don Sheppard, Will and Nell Jedlicka; and brother, Michael Myers.

Serving as pallbearers are: Tom Etzkorn, Joe Davis, Wallace Mynatt, Raphael Donovan, Adam Hensley and Marshall Hensley.

A funeral service was held the morning of Sept. 8, 2020 at Church of Christ, 1900 Culver St, Commerce, TX, 75428.

A burial will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2020 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Highway 22.

Arrangements by Commerce Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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Georgia (McShay) Brown
Aug 26, 1871 - Jun 29, 1953

Kerens Services For Mrs. Brown

KERENS, June 30.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Brown, 81, who died Monday at Payne Springs, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Home with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The Rev. Howard Conaster, Trinidad, Baptist minister will conduct the services.

A former resident of Kerens, Mrs. Brown had resided in Trinidad for the past 30 years.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Mrs. Pollyanna Beard, Waco, and two great-granddaughters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun. 30, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Elijah Brown (mother of Bob Brown buried in Prairie Point and grandmother of Pollyanna (Brown) Beaird buried in Mankin cemetery, Trinidad, Tx.

Mamie Cleo (Holland) Davis
Oct 1, 1901 - Sep 5, 1953

Mrs. Tom Davis Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Davis, 51, nurse, 1218 West Ninth avenue, who died early Saturday at the Navarro Clinic were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of North Side Baptist church, and Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Ed Teetz, Mrs. Raymond Crocker and Mrs. Felton Lewis, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Elton Broussard, Sulphur, La.; six grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Frank Fever, Houston; four brothers, George and Jake Holland, both of Huntington and O. B. and Joe Holland, both of Houston.

Pallbearers were Dan Allen, Atwood Allen, Billy Jack Mott, Arthur McNeel, Lyndon McCullouch and Joe Crocker.

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Penelope Estelle “Penny” Purifoy
Dec 9, 1901 - Jul 18, 1953

Bazette Resident Services Sunday

KERENS, July 20—(Spl.)--Funeral services for Miss Penelope Purifoy, 52, life-long resident of Bazette, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Bazette Church of Christ. Miss Purifoy died in the Memorial Hospital in Corsicana Saturday.

The rites were conducted by Cato Shearer, Church of Christ minister. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery with nephews as pallbearers.

Surviving are three brothers, Bruce and Audrey Purifoy, both of Bazette, and Lawrence Purifoy, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. H. K. Hawkins, Kerens; four half-sisters, Mrs. Bertha Garner and Miss Alma Purifoy, both of Larue; Mrs. Nowlin, Shreveport, and Mrs. Audie Abbe, Dallas; a half-brother, Tommy Purifoy, Jacksonville, and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Audrey Purifoy
Mar 11, 1885 - Mar 3, 1958

Audrey Purifoy Services Tuesday

Funeral services were to be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Bazette Church of Christ for Audrey Purifoy, 62, farmer of that community, who died at his home at 10 a.m. Monday after a heart attack.

J. B. Tomlinson, minister of the Kerens Church of Christ, officiates and interment is in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Mr. Purifoy was a native of Bazette and lived there all his life.

Survivors include two brothers, Lawrence and Bruce Purifoy, Kerens, a sister, Mrs. H. K. Hawkins, Kerens, four half-sisters, Mrs. Maudie Abbe, Dallas, Mrs. Bertha Garner, LaRue, Miss Alma Purifoy, LaRue, and Mrs. E. C. Nowlin of Oil City, La.

A number of nephews and nieces also survive.

Pallbearers will be Derwood Purifoy, Gene Phillips, Roy Pohl, Charles Blissett, R. J. Henderson and Joe Baker.

Inmon Funeral Home of Kerens directs.

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Velma Lorene Purifoy
Apr 8, 1926 - Oct 17, 1943

VELMA L. PURIFOY BAZETTE DIED IN HOSPITAL MONDAY

Miss Velma Loraine Purifoy, aged 17, 7ears, died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday morning and funeral services will be held at Bazette Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Purifoy, Bazette, a brother, a sister and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home at Kerens is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mary Ethel (Purifoy) Phillips
Aug 4, 1929 - Apr 13, 2016
 
Mary Phillips, 86, of Houston, TX, passed away on April 13, 2016 in Atlanta, GA at the home of her daughter Nena Byers. Mary Phillips was born in Bazette, TX to Lawrence Aubrey Purifoy and Bertha Lee Purifoy on August 4, 1929. She married Eugene Keith Phillips on July 8, 1950 in Bazette, TX. She was involved in music club in Pasadena and Galena Park for many years and loved her family deeply. Mary Phillips proceeded in death by husband, Eugene Keith Phillips and son, Gary Keith Phillips. She is survived by her brother, Durwood Purifoy; daughter, Nena Byers and son-in-law, John Byers III; sons, Robbie Eugene Phillips and John Eric Phillips; daughter in law, Emma Phillips; grandchildren, Jeremy and Kristy Phillips, Mary and James Huerta, Steven Phillips, Hillary and Stephen Settle, Aubrey Byers, Shelby Phillips, Greg and Bailey Schneider, and Mickie Phillips; great-grandchildren, Dylan Clendenen, Cali Huerta, Kayla and Kelsey Phillips; as well as many loving friends and extended family. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Sunday, April 17th at Carter Funeral Home, 13701 Corpus Christi St., Houston, TX 77015. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens, TX, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

Note:

  • Carter-Conley Funeral Home, Corpus Chrisit
  • Submitted By Diane Richards
  • w/o Eugene Keith Phillips d/o Lawrence Aubrey Purifoy and Bertha Lee (Johnson) Purifoy

Eugene Keith Phillips
Sep. 30, 1927 - Sep. 2, 2007
 
EUGENE KEITH PHILLIPS, 79, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2007 in Baytown, Texas. Eugene is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Phillips; sons, Rob Phillips, John Phillips; daughter, Nena Byers and daughter in law, Emma Phillips; grandchildren, Jeremy Phillips, Mary Clendenen, Steven Phillips, Hillary Byers, Aubrey Byers, Shelby Phillips, Bailey Phillips, Mickie Phillips; great grandson, Dylan Clendenen; and many loving friends from the Pasadena Music Club and Galena Park Community Center. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2007 in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. Private graveside services followed at Prairie Point Cemetery, Kerens, Texas.

Notes:

  • Carter Funeral Home – Houston, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Ethel (Purifoy) Phillips s/o Clyde Oklahoma Phillips and Cleo Bell (Smith) Phillips buried in Kerens Cemetery

Emma Lee (Lewis) Conner
Mar 31, 1925 - Sep 2, 2020
 
Emma Lee Conner, 95, passed into Heaven September 2, 2020 in San Angelo, TX. Emma was born in Corsicana, TX March 31, 1925. She attended Corsicana public schools and graduated in 1943. Emma lived in Corsicana until 2010 when she moved to San Angelo, TX due to health issues. Emma was a born again Christian and a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana. She loved her church family and attended all services as long as her health allowed. Emma worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 37 years. She had many friends at the phone company and also met her future husband Harold Conner. They were married from 1951 until Harold’s death in 1996.

Emma was preceded in death by Harold, her mother Stella Lewis, her sisters Louise Beaird and Betty Lewis.

She is survived by her son and his wife Lewis and Rena Conner. She is also survived by her grandchildren Chris Conner and his wife Samantha, Michael Conner, Jessica Box, and Brady Johnson and 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She requested a graveside service for immediate family with Bro. Johnathan Simons officiating.

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Archie Irwin Dawson
Nov 24, 1924 - Jun 21, 1953

A. I. Dawson Dies Sunday Evening

A. I. Dawson, 28, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Dawson, 110 Kerr avenue; four brothers, J. L. Dawson, Denver City; H. A. Dawson, Wharton; W. B. Dawson, Oklahoma City, and Martin Dawson, Greeggton.

Pallbearers will be Perry Bass, Pitt Franklin, Aubrey Franklin, Allen Martin, R. L. Martin, Roland Spence and Arlee Thompson.

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Annie Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Martin) Dawson
Feb 26, 1888 - May 24, 1965

Hold Funeral Services For Mrs. Dawson

Final rites for Mrs. Lizzie Dawson, 77, 110 Kerr avenue, who died in Memorial hospital Monday, were held Wednesday at 3 p. m. from the Wesley Methodist Church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Delbert Taylor, pastor of Wesley church, conducted, assisted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of Central Methodist Church here.

Mrs. Dawson is survived by four sons, W. B. Dawson, Jr., Oklahoma City; Martin Dawson, Longview; Hyden Dawson, Wharton, and Johnie Dawson, Denver City; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother, Ervin Martin, Vernon; a sister, Mrs. Janie Spence, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arlee Thompson, R. L. Martin, Perry Bass, Allen Martin, Roland Spence and Pitt Franklin.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Marshall Dwonghn Dawson
Nov 7, 1936 - Sep 17, 1954

Marshall Dawson Services Monday

Marshall D. Dawson, 17, died a the family home in Dumas Friday following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Dawson, Dumas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Dawson, Sr., Corsicana, and Mrs. Henry Ward, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Still, Roland Spence, Gene Christie, Leonard Odom, Johnny Spurlock, Aubrey Berry, Edgar Allen Gray and Harold Farrish

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William Bartley Dawson, Sr.
May 25, 1878 - Sep. 7, 1963

Hold Services W. B. Dawson

Funeral services for W. B. Dawson, 84, retired farmer, 110 Kerr avenue, who died Friday morning, were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the Central Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church.

Native of Goldston, Texas, Dawson had resided in the Corsicana vicinity most of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, J. T. Dawson, Denver City; H. A. Dawson, Wharton; W. B. Dawson, Jr., Oklahoma City, and Martin Dawson, Longview; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Rosie McAden, Iredell, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Perry Bass, P. H. Franklin, Aubrey Franklin, Raymond Pruitt, R. L. Martin and Linwell Martin.

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John McArthur Davis, Sr., Major
Dec 5, 1921 - Apr 24, 1953

Maj. Davis Dies In Air Disaster

WESTHAMPTON, N. Y., April 25—(AP)—A secre experimental flight by a B29Superfort and an F84 Thunderjet ended in flaming disaster Friday, with the two craft carrying all their six crewmen to death.

The planes, flying together when they suddenly burst into flames high above Long Island, apparently collided. However investigators said no one on the ground actually saw them come into contact.

Flight “Classified”
Air Force spokesmen said the flight was of a “classified nature.” The service denied an earlier report that the bomber was refueling the fighter in flight at the time of the crash. However, no other details of the mission were disclosed.

The pilot of the jet and the five men aboard the Superfort were from the Wright Air Development Center at Dayton, O.

Both planes had taken off from a field at the Republic Aircraft Corp. in Farmingdale, N.Y., and winged eastward about 50 miles until they were over Great Peconic Bay, an arm of Long Island Sound cutting into the island about 100 miles from New York City.

Leaves Oil Slick
The B29 hit the waters of the bay near the southern shore and sank, leaving only an oil slick. The jet fell into some woods on the south shore and burned.

None of the bodies of the bomber crew have been recovered. The jet pilot was thrown clear of his plane.

A Coast Guard boat patrolled the bay through the night, and planes were scheduled to join it in a search today for the bomber.

The Air Force identified the jet pilot as Maj. John Davis, 32 of Dayton, O., a test pilot from the Wright center. He was on temporary assignment with the Republic Corp., which owned the jet.

Crewmen on the bomber, which was on detached service from Wright were identified as: Capt. J. J. Vapenick, the pilot, of Cleveland; Capt. H. C. McClanahan, the co-pilot, of Dayton; T. Sgt. John R. Clarkson, of Austin, Texas; M.Sgt. Claude Chemp, of Martins Ferry, O., and M. Sgt. D. D. Shaffer, of Dayton.

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Victim Of Crash Visited Parents Here Last Week

Major John Davis, 32, jet pilot in secret experimental flights, killed Friday in a plane mishap at West Hampton, N. Y., spent last week-end here with his parents, Retired Col. And Mrs. C. J. Davis.

Major Davis has been one of the ace jet plane test pilots for years.

1939 CHS Graduate of Corsicana High School, the officer attended Texas A. and M. College one year and then received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., where he graduated and was commissioned in 1943.

After finishing at West Point, Davis went overseas and flew 69 combat missions with the 409th Bomb Group in England and France.

Last year Maj. Davis was sent to France for evaluation tests of a newly-designed jet fighter and received plaudits from the U. S. and French governments for his work.

Rites Incomplete
He completed a course in engineering at the Air Forces Institute of Technology at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, headquarters of Air Material Command, after his return from World War II service.

The Institute’s purpose was to train young officers in the fields of engineering and logistics to assure effective research, development and procurement for the Air Forces.

His mother left at an early hour Saturday morning by plane for Dayton, Ohio, to be with her son’s family.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Fink Davis; a daughter, Nancy Ferguson Davis, age four, and a son, John McArthur Davis, Jr., aged one year, all of Dayton; parents; a brother, Charles J. Davis, Jr., Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. John G. Weir, Germany, the wife of a United States Air Force, major, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Saturday.

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Memorial Rites Held At Dayton For Major Davis

Memorial services for Major John M. Davis, 32, U. S. Air Forces, Wright Air Development Center, Dayton, Ohio, were held at Dayton during the week-end. The jet test pilot and ace was killed in a mishap, Friday at Westhampton, N.Y. when his plane and a B20 Superfort collided. He was reared in Corsicana.

Press dispatches from New York quoted an Air Force spokesman that the doomed jet pilot contacted an air baser as to the position of the crashed B29 bomber for rescue crews as his own plane spun helplessly and afire toward earth after colliding with the Superfort over Long Island.

Surviving are his wife and two small children of Dayton, Ohio; parents, Col. and Mrs. Charles J. Davis, Corsicana; a brother, C. J. Davis, Jr., Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. John G. Weir, Germany, wife of a U. S. Air Force major, and other relatives.

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Maggie Sawyer
Apr 29, 1894 - Dec 14, 1954

Dawson Resident Dies At Midland

DAWSON, Dec. 16.—(Spl.)—Miss Maggie Sawyer, 59, died in the home of a nephew, George Edwin Bicknell, in Midland Tuesday night. She was stricken while visiting relatives.

Funeral services were held from the Church of Christ church here Thursday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Tom Pickard, minister of the local church, and Dwain Evans, minister of the Coolidge Church of Christ.

A native of Rodney, Miss Sawyer, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Sawyer of Dawson, had resided here practically all of her life.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Billy Lawrence, Dawson, and Mrs. George Bicknell, Monahans; two brothers, Floyd Sawyer, Bullard and Edwin Sawyer, Corpus Christi and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. B. Webb, Harold Pitts, Charlie Fondren, Harry Conner, W. B. Slater, and Urshel Smith.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Olin Carl Sawyer
Feb 20, 1912 - May 22, 1972

O. C. Sawyer

DAWSON – Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Dawson Church of Christ for Olan Carl Sawyer who died Tuesday morning at the Navarro County Memorial Hospital. Howard White will officiate, and interment will be in the Dawson cemetery.

He is survived by his widow; two sons, Donald Sawyer of Jeanerette, La., and Joe Sawyer of Mesquite; three daughters, Mrs. Don Holladay of Everman, Tex., Mrs. Harvey Spencer of Waco and Mrs. Wayne Ivie of Lexington, Ky.; one sister, Mrs. William Sparkman of Commerce; and nine grandchildren.

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