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Lena Mae (Kelly) Eaton-Banks
Aug 28, 1914 - Nov 10, 1972

Mrs. Lena Mae Banks, sister of two Corsicana men, died Friday in Anchorage, Alaska. The body will arrive by plane in Dallas Sunday night and be brought to Griffin Funeral Home where arrangements are pending arrival of the family from Alaska.

She is survived by her husband, N. J. Banks of Anchorage; two daughters, Mrs. Caroline Ames of Texas City and Mrs. Glenda Haggstron of Houston; a step-son, James N. Banks, address unknown; two brothers, Jasper Harvey Kelly and Woodrow W. Kelly, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Ford of Hurst and Mrs. J. M. Reid of Lakewood, Colo.; and three grandchildren.

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Doris Inez (Duke) Atkinson
Mar 7, 1876 - Jan 31, 1964

Mrs. Atkinson Expires Friday

Mrs. Dora Atkinson, 87, formerly of Corsicana, died Friday afternoon at 5182 Paris, Fort Worth.

Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. A. Flynn, Fort Worth.

Surviving are a son, Jack L. Atkinson, Tucson, Ariz.; six daughters, Mrs. John Bonner, Fort Worth; Miss Izora Atkinson, Corsicana; Mrs. Dan Livley, Crane; Mrs. Dorothy Canady, Amarillo; Mrs. J. Warren Myers, Dallas, and Mrs. T. F. Young, III, Fairfield; a brother, Leslie Duke, Imperial, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. C. T. Garner, San Antonio, and Mrs. J. R. Teague, Imperial, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Billy Don Lively, Earl Bonner, Hayes Bonner, Brice Bonner, Roy F. Robertson and N. F. Patterson.

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Gladys Izora Atkinson
Nov 23, 1896 - Apr 8, 1975

Miss Atkinson

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Capps Funeral Home in Fairfield for Miss Izora Atkinson, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Fairfield at Freestone County Hospital.

Rev. Hugo V. Gurney, Faith Lutheran Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana at 11:30 a.m.

She was born, in Sanora, Texas, in 1896.

Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Jo Young of Fairfield, Mrs. Irene Bonner of Fort Worth, Mrs. Dan Lively of Crane, Mrs. Dorothy Canady of Amarillo, and Mrs. Paul Freeman of Dallas.

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Jerry Duke Atkinson
Apr 26, 1907 - Sep 23, 1954

J. D. Atkinson Services Friday

J. D. Atkinson, 47, 1511 Cherry, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Ford and Rev. Ray L. Starnes, pastor and associate pastor, respectively, of the First Methodist church.

Atkinson had been an employe of the Bethlehem Supply Company for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Elaine, Rita Faye and Mary Ellen Atkinson, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. C. L. Atkinson, Fort Worth; a brother, Jack Atkinson, Tucson, Ariz.; six sisters, Mrs. John Bonner, Fort Worth; Mrs. Dan Lively, Crane; Mrs. Dorothy Canady, Amarillo; Mrs. J. W. Myers, Dallas; Mrs. Tab Young, Fairfield, and Miss Izora Atkinson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Roper, Joe Farmer, Ralph Wheeler, John Norwood, H. L. Hardgrave, and Dr. Paul H. Mitchell.

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Claude Radford Atkinson, Sr.
Nov 30, 1890 - Feb 26, 1973

C. R. Atkinson

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Claude R. Atkinson, 82, retired employe of the Corsicana Cotton Mills and retired farmer, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. James E. McKee will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Palestine, he was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Emanuel Baptist church.

Surviving are one son, C. R. Atkinson, Jr. of Old Ocean, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Freda Askins of Dallas and Miss Mary Frances Atkinson of Corsicana; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ethel McDonald of Houston.

Pallbearers will be Mark Atkinson, Larry Atkinson, Jerry Huddleston, Lonnie Ladd, Joe Atkeisson and Jerry Toliver.

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John Robert Adamson
Feb 4, 1868 - Nov 3, 1965

J. R. Adamson Dies Wednesday, Rites Friday

J. R. Adamson, 87, of 1531 West Sixth Avenue, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday afternoon following a four-day illness.

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

Native of Tennessee, Adamson came to Navarro county 75 years ago and resided and farmed on the site of Navarro Junior College until his retirement about 35 years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Charlie Adamson, Corsicana, and Clifford Adamson, Humble; five daughters, Mrs. R. R. McCain, Genoa; Mrs. Mary Averitt, Mrs. Mack Lynch, Mrs. Ethel Miller and Mrs. Vera Harwell, all of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Lynch, Lloyd Averitt, J. B. Redden, Harold Scott, Jack Kenny and F. H. Washburn.

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Ellanor Elmira "Ellie" (Estell) Adamson
Jul 6, 1873 - Dec 15, 1955

Mrs. Adamson Dies Thursday

Mrs. J. R. Adamson, 82, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Corinth, Miss., Mrs. Adamson had resided in Corsicana more than 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, 1351 West Sixth Avenue; five daughters, Mrs. J. W. Averitt, Mrs. Ethel Miller, and Mrs. Vera Harwell, all of Corsicana; Mrs. R. R. McCain, Genoa, and Mrs. M. A. Lynch, Dallas; two sons, Charlie Adamson, Corsicana, and Clifford Adamson, Humble; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Stewart, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Mrs. Adamson Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. R. Adamson, 82, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

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

A native of Corinth, Miss., Mrs. Adamson had resided in Corsicana more than 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, 1351 West Sixth Avenue; five daughters, Mrs. J. W. Averitt, Mrs. Ethel Miller, and Mrs. Vera Harwell, all of Corsicana; Mrs. R. R. McCain, Genoa, and Mrs. M. A. Lynch, Dallas; two sons, Charlie Adamson, Corsicana, and Clifford Adamson, Humble; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Stewart, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wendell Prater, J. B. Redden, Bill McNeill, Andy Fondren, M. B. George and Bill Brown.

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Emmett Raymond Brann
Apr 14, 1888 - Apr 12, 1953

Rites Wednesday For E. R. Brann

Emmett Raymond Brann, 64, independent oil operator and geologist, died Sunday in a Dallas hospital after a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Christ The King Catholic Church in Dallas with Father W. J. Bender officiating. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery here, with Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in charge.

A native of Pennsylvania, Brann attended Yale and was a geologist. He had resided in Dallas the past five years and had been active in practically all oil producing sections of the United States and Mexico.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. S. T. Robbins, Ormond, Fla.; two brothers, M. R. Brann, Colorado Springs, Colo., and A. F. Brann, Wichita, Kan.; and four grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr 14, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Charlotte (Lee) Brann married Jul 28, 1908 2nd wife Corinne Logan (Ross) Brann 3rd wife Sarah Elizabeth (Bute) Brann married Jun 9, 1926 4th wife Glynn (Smalling) Brann; s/o James Brann and Mary (O’Herne) Brann

Robert Quenton “Bob” Hankins, Rev.
Jul 28, 1902 - Jun 23, 1955

Assembly Of God Presbyter Dies Early Thursday

Rev. R.Q. Hankins, 54, sectional Presbyter of the Assembly of God church for this area, died of a heart attack at the family residence, 614 South Sixteenth street, early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Assembly of God church in Fairfield Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Bardwell (Ellis county) cemetery.

The Rev. Mr. Hankins was the sectional presbyter for 14 Central Texas counties for denomination and had resided here for the past two years.

Born at Streetman, June 28, 1900, he was sales manager for the Central Texas Grocery Company her prior to his entering the ministry about 25 years ago.

The marriage of Rev. and Mrs. Hankins’ daughter Miss Jean Hankins, and James Thompson of Fort Worth, scheduled for Friday night here with her father as the officiant, has been postponed, a family spokesman revealed.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Rev. B. B. Hankins, West Columbia, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Val Garrick, Dallas, and Miss Jean Hankins, Corsicana; three grandsons, and several uncles, aunts, and other relatives.

Six young ministers in Rev. Mr. Hankins area will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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John Flagler Eaton
Sep 25, 1903 - Apr 25, 1953

John F. Eaton Services Sunday

Funeral rites for John F. Eaton, 49, mechanic, who died at Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon were held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. R. M. Cheek, pastor of North Side Baptist church.

He was a native of Arp, Texas, and had resided in Corsicana 27 years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Carolyn and Linda Eaton, all of Corsicana; two brothers, G. W. Eaton, Waco, and C. B. Eaton, Abilene; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Myrick, Corsicana; Mrs. Alex Kent, Powell, and Mrs. James F. Davis, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Rea, B. A. George, George Kirven, Pete Brewer, Preston Lewis, Dr. F. S. Latson.

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David Ford Caperton
B&D Mar 21, 1970

Caperton Rites

Caperton Rites were held last Saturday for David Ford Caperton who died at birth in Memorial Hospital. Officiating was the Rev. James Peppers of Wesley Methodist Church and interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Caperton, three sisters and one brother.

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Emil Frances Nieper
Oct 14, 1884 - Jun 18, 1953

Emil F. Nieper Dies In Waco

Emil F. Nieper, 68, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the Veterans Administration hospital in Waco Thursday

Nieper retired from the Corsicana post office several years ago.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Henry Nieper; a daughter, Miss Louise, Nieper; a grandson, Louis Nieper, all of Corsicana.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Szegedin, pastor of the Faith Lutheran church.

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Rites Saturday For Emil Nieper

Funeral services for Emil F. Nieper, 68, who died in the Veterans’ Administration hospital in Waco, Thursday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Szegedin, pastor of the Faith Lutheran Church.

Nieper was a retired clerk of the Corsicana post office and was a member of the Knights of Pythias. He had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Henry Nieper; a daughter, Miss Louise, Nieper; a grandson, Louis Nieper, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be John J. Garner, Alf Highnote, J. I. Ellett, P. P. McKinney, Jerry A. Roe and Henry Redden.

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Arnold Lee Ivie, Jr.
B&D Jan 20, 1953

Houston Infant Rites Thursday

Funeral rites for Arnold Lee Ivie, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Lee Ivie, Houston, who died in Houston Tuesday, were held at Oakwood cemetery here Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

The services were conducted by Rev. O. H. Dockery, Silver City.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Ivie, Purdon, and Mr. and Mrs. R. Sherrard, Corsicana.

McCammon directed.

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Jennifer Lynn Dobbs/Ivie
Jun 9, 1974 - Oct 4, 1976

Jennifer Ivie

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Jennifer Lynn Ivie, two year old resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Dallas from burn injuries sustained Sept. 5 following an explosion of a cabin at Cedar Creek Lake.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ivie of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Snider of Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. James M. Ivie of Pursley, and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Broughton of Purdon and Mrs. Ellen Crummey of Pampa.

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Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ivie of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Hausman of Galveston; Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Snider of Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. James M. Ivie of Pursley, and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Broughton of Purdon and Mrs. Ellen Crummey of Pampa and Mr. and Mrs. D. Bain of Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers will be Cpt. Bill Richardson, Fire Chief Dwayne Wommack, Gary Boughton, Tony Hoffma, Douglas Fogg, Gerald Whitehead and Bob Ray.

The family asks that remembrances be made to the Jennifer Ivy Memorial Fund at the First National Bank.

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Robert E. Wilson
Apr 25, 1883 - Jul 29, 1953

Robert Wilson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Robert Wilson, 70, life-long Corsicana resident, who died late Tuesday night in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian church of which Wilson was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

He formerly was employed by the City of Corsicana.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. R. L. Sims, Mrs. Dora Emmons, and Mrs. W. E. Pugh, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Bettie Hurley, San Antonio; two brothers, John C. Wilson and Edgar Metcalf, both of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were John C. Hughes, George Campbell, Ed Bryant, Frank Holmes, Jesse Bibbs, Chat Dunham and Mahlon Hammett.

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John James “Johnnie” Craig, Jr.
Mar 24, 1945 - Jun 29, 1953

John J. Craig, Jr. Dies In Houston

John James Craig, Jr., eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Craig, 2945 West Fourth avenue, died Monday in a Houston hospital.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana; grandparents, Mrs. R. L. Craig, San Antonio, and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McManus, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be C. C. Blackman, G. H. Gainey, Alvin Fickie and Guy Blair.

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Floyd Allen Day
Sep 20, 1908 - Nov 12, 1953

Floyd Allen Day Services Sunday

Floyd Allen Day Services Sunday

Funeral services for Floyd Allen Day, 45, barber, who died at his home in Odessa Thursday afternoon, will be held from the First Baptist church in Kopperl, Bosque county Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here.

Day was a World War II Veteran and resided at Kopperl prior to moving to Odessa in July.

Surviving are his wife, Lillie Belle Huitt Day, formerly of Corsicana, and three sons, Jack, Dennis and Don Day, all of Odessa; father, Charles A. Day, Kopperl; four brothers, E. D. Day, Temple; Albert and Raymond Day, both of Freeport, and Gom Day, U. S. Army, stationed in Austria; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Archer, Cleburne and Mrs. Oania Fae Duckworth, Waco, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Dennis Huitt Day
Feb 11, 1942 - Apr 22, 1966

Dennis H. Day Services Here

Graveside military services for Dennis H. Day, 24, U. S. Army, Tyler, who died in Brooks General Hospital, San Antonio, Saturday, were held at Oakwood cemetery here Monday at 2 p.m. An earlier service was held at Loyd-James Funeral Chapel in Tyler.

His mother is the former Lillie Belle Huitt of Corsicana.

Mrs. B. J. Hood of Corsicana is a sister.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Adys (Chiles) Day
Dec 5, 1900 - Sep 21, 1964

Mrs. Adys Day Dies Monday

Mrs. Adys Day, widow of the late Dr. Horace Day, former Denton teacher, died Monday, after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at
Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the Firs Christian church, of which she was a life-long member, in charge.

Following graduation from Corsicana High School, she attended Thorp Springs Christian College at Grandview, and later received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Dakota. She was an honor student at all schools she attended. She taught in Denton schools for a number of years.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Earl Auld, Miss Louise Chiles and Mrs. Gladys Grantham, all of Corsicana; a brother, Benny R. Chiles, Costiac, Calif.; a niece, Mrs. Edward Paschall, Lancaster; four great-nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Paul Miller, Pete O’Daniel, C. O. Curington, Roy Fields, Jimmy McCammon and Albert Fullerton.

McCammon directs.

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Katherine “Katie” (Taylor) Hays-Shepherd
Sep 17 , 1877 - Dec 9, 1953

Mrs. Shepherd Rites Thursday

Mrs. Ed W. Shepherd, 76, of the Pisgah Ridge community, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon.

Graveside services were held Thursday at 3 p. m. at the Richland cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Crocker, Dallas, minister.

Mrs. Shepherd had resided in Navarro county 30 years.

Surviving are her husband, Wortham Route; two sons, Clifford Hays, Agua, Nueva, and J. T. Hays, Stowell; three daughters, Mrs. L. J. Buchanan, Cleveland; Mrs. J. T. Crocker, Benavides, and Mrs. J. B. Hammack, Freer; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a brother, John Taylor, Kaufman; and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Wood, Bakersfield, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Bartlett, Frank Bartlett, W. T. Shepherd, Elmer Shepherd, Robert Hays and James Thomas Hays.

Corley directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 10, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Benjuman Franklin Shepherd 2nd Ed Wilson Shepherd; d/o Jesse Monroe Taylor & Lucenda H. (Thomason) Taylor

Ed Wilson Shepherd
May 3, 1905 - Feb 9, 1971

Ed Shepherd Rites Pending

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Ed Shepherd 65. He was a native of Blooming Grove. He died Tuesday in the Veterans Hospital in Temple.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mamie Page of Corsicana, Mrs. O. C. Blackman of Orange, Mrs. Ethel Smith of Harbor City, Calif., two brothers, W. T. Shepherd of Wortham and Elmer Shepherd of Seagraves; three daughters, Mrs. B. Buchnan of Wortham, Mrs. Lucille Crocker and Mrs. Jessie Hammond both of Freer; two sons, J. T. Hayes and Clifford Hayes both of Milano, Texas.

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Shepherd Rites

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ed Shepherd who died Tuesday in the Veterans Hospital in Temple. The Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate.

A native of Blooming Grove, he is survived by three sisters, two brothers, and three daughters, Mrs. B. Buchnan of Wortham, Mrs. Lucille Crocker and Mrs. Jessie Hammond, both of Freer; and two sons, J. T. Hayes and Clifford Hayes, both of Milano, Tex.

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Shepherd Rites

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Ed Shepherd who died Tuesday in the Temple VA Hospital. The Rev. Charles Pringle officiated. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Roland Sherrard, Dan Tallbott, Billy Jack Blackledge, Rube Griffin, Frank Bartless and C. L. Klins.

Surviving are three daughters, two sons and three sisters.

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George Reece Patterson
Sep 12, 1874 - Sep 6, 1959

G. R. Patterson Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for G. R. Patterson, 84, retired farmer of Richland, who died Sunday afternoon, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Woodrow Ivy, Fairfield minister.

A native of Arkansas, Patterson lived in the Wortham area 65 years before moving to Richland several years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; four sons, J. B. Patterson, Ennis; G. A. Patterson, Fairfield; S. D. Patterson, Wortham, and T. E. Patterson, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Nellie Lee Burleson, Fairfield; Mrs. Clareece Chambers, Mexia; Mrs. Mary Ridge, Wortham, and Miss Jeanne Patterson, Corsicana; 18 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Roxie Richards, Denver, Colo.

Pallbearers were Clyde Cook, W. L. Ickles, Jack Glass, N. M. Libhart, J. C. Libhart and Jodie Chapman.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 8, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Rosie Lee (Massey) Patterson 2nd wife Minnie Bell (Burdell) Patterson married Jul 2, 1923; s/o James H. Patterson & Mary Jane (Teague) Patterson

Mary Hettie (Baldwin) Neven
May 25, 1880 - Sep 28, 1953

Richland Woman Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Mary Hettie Neven, 73, was found dead at her home at Richland at Richland Monday afternoon with her throat slashed.

J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, conducted an inquest and returned a coroner’s verdict of suicide. A five-inch blade knife was discovered in her hand, the judge reported.

Mrs. Neven was a native of Navarro county and had resided at Richland many years.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Richland Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Revs. B. G. Baggett and L. B. Fowler.

Surviving are a son, T. W. Nevin, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. A. J. McGaugh, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lovie Brown, Richland; a brother, W. I. Baldwin, Richland; a sister, Mrs. M. E. Tree, Spur; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons and nephews will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 29, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas R. “Tom” Neven; d/o Henry Amos Baldwin (bur at Hamilton-Beeman Cem) & Nancy Caroline Elizabeth (Montgomry) Baldwin-Matlock (bur at Richland Cem)

Thomas William Neven
Sep 8, 1904 - Dec 16, 1972

T. W. Neven

RICHLAND -- Graveside services are set for 1 p.m. Monday at Richland Cemetery for Thomas W. Neven, 68, native of Richland and resident of San Antonio. (Information concerning time and circumstances of death was unknown.)

Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana will handle local arrangements.

Survivors include a sister Mrs. Lova Crouch of San Antonio and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

W. I. Baldwin Of Pisgah Ridge Dies Wednesday

W. I. Baldwin, 85, retired farmer, Route 1, Richland, Risgah Ridge, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning following a several months illness.

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

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

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

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

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Lova Mae (Neven) Crouch
Mar 5, 1902 - Jun 19, 1976

Mrs. Crouch

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lova Mae Crouch of San Antonio, who died Thursday in San Antonio.

Burial will be at Richland Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Luther Crouch of San Antonio and a daughter, Mrs. Mary McCraine of San Antonio.

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Luther Gerome McGaugh
Jan 23, 1873 - Aug 5, 1954

Luther McGaugh Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Luther G. McGaugh, 81, retired farmer, who died at Twilight Home Thursday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

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

A native of Arkansas, he had resided in this area 57 years.

Surviving are three sons, A. J. and T. G. McGaugh, both of Corsicana, and T. E. McGaugh, Bowie; seven daughters, Mrs. Bertha Gunn, Mexia; Mrs. J. W. McGhee, Fort Worth; Mrs. Marvin Bedford, Dallas; Mrs. W. C. McElroy, Mrs. Edna Moreau, Mrs. J. C. McElroy and Mrs. Ruby Burns, all of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, three brothers, three sisters and other relatives.

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Rites Saturday For L. G. McGaugh

Funeral services for Luther G. McGaugh, 81, retired farmer, who died at Twilight Home Thursday were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the
Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of North Corsicana Methodist church.

A native of Arkansas, he had resided in this vicinity 57 years.

Surviving are three sons, A. J. and T. C. McGaugh, both of Corsicana, and T. E. McGaugh, Bowie; seven daughters, Mrs. Bertha Gunn, Mexia; Mrs. J. W. McGhee, Fort Worth; Mrs. Marvin Bedford, Dallas; Mrs. W. C. McElroy, Mrs. Edna Moreau, Mrs. J. C. McElroy and Mrs. Ruby Burns, all of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, three brothers, three sisters, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Thomas Calvin McGaugh
Aug 24, 1883 - May 12, 1960

T. C. McGaugh Dies Thursday

T. C. McGaugh, 78, long-time resident of Richland, died at his home in Richland Thursday after a lingering illness.

Born in Springdale, Ark., on Aug. 24, 1883, Mr. McGaugh had lived in Richland the past 60 years. He was a retired farmer.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Richland Methodist church with Rev. James E. Bruner, pastor and Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Tehuacana Methodist minister, assisting with the rites. Interment will be in the Richland cemetery.

The body lies in state at the McGaugh home in Richland until services Saturday.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. T. C. McGaugh, Richland; six daughters, Mrs. C. L. Keely and Mrs. T. A. Burns, both of Overton; Mrs. Lola Mayo, Mount Belview; Mrs. Emil Perry, Houston; Mrs. Donnie DeArmon, Waco and Mrs. E. B. Conrad, Shreveport, La.; three sons, Joe McGaugh, Corsicana; Vernon McGaugh, Tyler; L. T. McGaugh, El Campo; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ada Beasley, Vallejo, Calif., Mrs. E. J. Begley, Fayetteville, Ark., Mrs. Lula Teveaugh, Gentry, Ark.; two brothers, Roe McGaugh, Ojol, Calif.; and Cleo McGaugh, Vallejo, Calif., and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley directs.

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Nathaniel Raines
Dec 5, 1936 - Sep 21, 2020
 

Nathaniel Raines
December 5, 1936 - September 21, 2020

Obituary for Nathaniel Raines
Nathaniel Raines, 83, of Corsicana was born December 5, 1936 in Clifton, Texas to James A. and Julia Lindsey Raines. Growing up on a farm, he loved all things outdoors; including caring for horses, fishing, gardening, and mowing, which also carried into his later years. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on December 2, 1959 and served honorably. After serving his country, Nathaniel spent most of his career as a machinist, building oilfield equipment.

On October 30, 1965 he married the love of his life, Martha Marie Lynn. Together they loved and raised four children, Dennis, Marty, Debbie, and Robin. Family was the most important thing to Nathaniel, which was evident through his constant support, love, and devotion to them. Always a quiet man, he let his actions speak for themselves. He drew pleasure from the simple things in life such as traveling and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren, to whom he was known as Pawpaw. As their grandchildren began to grow, Nathaniel and Martha enjoyed having them over for the weekend and taking them on vacations as often as they could. During his recent years, he enjoyed spending time in nature and watching his great-grandchildren grow and play.

Nathaniel was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife of 40 years, Martha Raines; siblings, James Raines, Bobby Raines, Jesse Raines, C.W. Raines, Juanita Raines Creel, and Mary Catherine Raines Price; son, Dennis Raines; and grandson, Jimmy Raines.

He is survived by his older sister, Rachel Belshaw, of Manteca, California; daughters, Marty Stevenson and husband Darrell, Debbie Massey and husband Terry, Robin Stevens and husband Scott; grandchildren, Billy Raines, Jaymie Nelson and husband Guillermo Vargas, Justin Lynch and wife Crystal, Lindsey McCartney and husband Ethan, Blake Gullatt and wife Presley, Logan Stevens and wife Ashlyn, and Jessica Stevenson; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 24th from 5-7pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10:00am Friday, September 25, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Justin Lynch, Billy Raines, Blake Gullatt, Logan Stevens, Benjamin Castillo, and Ethan Harris. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • h/o Martha Marie (Lynn) Raines, married Oct 30, 1965 at Emmett, Navarro Co., TX; s/o James Anderson Raines & Julia Margaret (Lindsey) Raines

Lenard Thomas Barnes
Sep 1, 1894 - Oct 12, 1952

Policeman’s Rites Monday Afternoon

L. T. Barnes, 58, long-time city policeman, 814 West Eleventh avenue, died in the Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon following a heart several days ago.

Funeral services were planned from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m. Monday with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

He was a native Texan.

Barnes served on the police department from June 21, 1923, until January 5, 1930, and from April 1, 1938 to the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Leon Barnes, Corsicana, and James W. Barnes, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. George W. Wilson, Cleburne; three grandchildren; a brother, Clyde Barnes, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be T. Red, Jack Morris, F. V. Chapman, A. E. Chapman, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, C. A. Patterson, J. W. Higginbotham, Jr., and J. E. Davant

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 13, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary Frances (Henderson) Barnes 2nd wife Mary Caledonia “Callie” (Threet) Barnes s/o James Thomas Barnes and Allie (Abbott) Barnes

Sallie Evans
1852 - Sep 22, 1952

Miss Sallie Evans Rites Scheduled Wednesday at 3:30

Miss Sallie Evans more than 100 years of age, died in Memorial Hospital at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday following an extended illness.

“Miss Sallie” as she was known to thousands of students who entered the Corsicana schools between 1882 and 1943 when she retired, was a life-long Baptist.

She is believed to be the oldest retired school teacher in Navarro county and perhaps Texas.

Admiring students years ago purchased her home on North Eighteenth street by popular subscription.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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

The flag at Corsicana High School will fly at half-staff Wednesday, Supt. W. H. Norwood stated Tuesday.

Surviving is a nephew Stuart Evans, Seattle, Wash. Miss Inez Blackwell had made her home with Miss Evans for many years.

Pallbearers will be Allyn Gordon, L. A. Wortham, J. E. Blackwell, R. E. Fletcher, Boyce Martin, Lowry Martin, Hood Cheney, F. C. Paul, N. Suttle Roberts, A. G. Elliott, Dr. L. E. Kelton, W. P. McCammon, W. H. Norwood, Roy Love and Judge A. P. Mays.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 23, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Nancy Jane (Slater) Evans and assumed Alfred Y. Evans (Sallie has a matching monument with Nancy Jane, Albert T. & Alfred Y. Evans, Annie Lee Evans)

Nancy Jane (Slater) Evans
May 1, 1834 - Sep 4, 1922

MRS. N. J. EVANS PASSED AWAY AT EARLY HOUR TODAY

Mrs. N. J. Evans, mother of Miss Sallie Evans, died this morning at 8:30 o’clock at the family home on West Collin street, after an illness of several months. Although Mrs. Evans’ death was not unexpected, her passing has cast a pall of sorrow over the entire community and hundreds of friends are grieved beyond expression. Mrs. Evans, with her daughter, Miss Sallie, has lived in Corsicana for many years, and to know her was to love her. She was of a bright, cheerful disposition, always having a kind word for everyone and was ever ready to render assistance to the needy. She numbers her friends by those who knew her and although the memory of this good woman will be felt in the community for many years, it will indeed be hard to fill the particular place she has created in the hearts of her most intimate friends.

One of the most touching incidents in connection with the death of Mrs. Evans was a desire expressed by her to be able to spend one night in the Gift Cottage, which has just been completed as an expression of appreciation by former pupils of Miss Sallie Evans, who has taught school in Corsicana for the past forty years. Up until the very last Mrs. Evans took great interest in this cottage, and only a few nights before she passed away in a moment of consciousness she asked the nurse at her bedside if the cottage had been completed. In keeping with her wish her body will be removed to the Gift Cottage this evening, where it will rest tonight and Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock the funeral services will be conducted there under the direction of the Rev. R. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church, of which she has been a member for many years.

Burial will take place in Marlin Tuesday afternoon in the family burial plot in the cemetery of that city.

The funeral party will leave Corsicana over the 10:40 a.m. Houston and Texas Central for Marlin, following the service at the Gift Cottage, 209 North Eighteenth street, at 8 o’clock.

The deceased is survived by the following near relatives: Miss Sallie Evans, daughter; Mrs. M. S. Read and Mrs. Albert Berry, Mexia; Mrs. L. A. Johnson, Corsicana.

The entire community will join in extending sincere sympathy to Miss Sallie in her hour of great sorrow.

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Albert T. Evans
Died Oct 2, 1916

DIED IN EL PASO

Son of Mrs. N. J. Evans of Corsicana Answers Final Summons.

Albert Evans, son of Mrs. N. J. Evans of Corsicana, died Friday morning at 9 o’clock at El Paso and was buried Sunday afternoon in the family burying ground at Marlin beside a sister and a brother. Miss Sallie Evans of this city, a sister, attended the funeral, his devoted mother being unable to do son on account of illness. Mr. Evans had been in ill health for some time and since last February had been in Dr. Homan’s sanitarium in El Paso for treatment and where he died. Mrs. Evans and Miss Sallie visited him there a few weeks ago remaining several days with him. At the time of their departure the attending physician expressed strong hopes for his recovery, a hope he maintained until a very short time before death came and gave the patient sufferer relief. Mr. Evans was a member of the Methodist church and approached life’s end calmly and unflinchingly. A letter received by a friend of the family who was at his bedside when the physician told him there was no longer hope, bears abundant evidence of this fact and of course is a source of unspeakable comfort to the grief-stricken mother and sister. The friend is Mrs. Glaze, who says that the patient, as she sat by him and just before he closed his eyes for the final sleep looked at her and asked her to draw near, that he wanted to speak with her. Then he told her in a weak but steady voice that the doctor had said he had but a short time to live. “Tell mother an sister,” he said, “that I am prepared and willing to go; that I have no fear; the future is clear and my mind and soul are at peace. Then he closed his eyes and without a struggle his life went out and the spirit went to the God who gave it.” Mrs. Glaze then speaks of how calm and peaceful his face was even after death had come and says she herself has no doubt as to his future and neither could any one have heard his last words and looked into his face at the time as she did have doubts.

Mrs. Evans and Miss Sallie have many friend here who will deeply sympathize with them but can only point them to the same God that sustained the son and brother in his last hours, giving him that comfort which passeth understanding.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 2, 1916
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (his obit says buried in Marlin but he has a matching monument with Alfred Y. Evans, Nancy Jane Slater Evans, Annie Lee Evans and Sallie Evans in Oakwood cemetery)
  • Assumed s/o Alfred Y. Evans and Nancy Jane (Slater) Evans

Albert Thomas Evans
Sep 5, 1900 - Dec 6, 1969

A. T. Evans Rites Monday

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Albert T. Evans, 69, of Malakoff. He had lived there all of his life, was a member of the Baptist Church, IOOF Lodge, a veteran of World War I, and was a retired kiln burner for Texas Clay Products Co.

He died Friday at Memorial Hospital here.

The Revs. D. D. Simpson and S. E. Irvin officiated. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Malakoff; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Elrod of Center; two grandchildren; a brother, Wayne L. Evans of Lubbock; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Mitchell of Fort Worth, Mrs. Margaret Jamison of Houston and Mrs. Elizabeth Wathen of Beaumont; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ethel Evans of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were M. L. Drake, Buddy Thompson, Joe Faulk, Claude Smith, Greshan Fowler, and Lewis Viregge.

Honorary pallbearers were C. C. Lake, Richard Tanner, Leroy Kirby, Oscar Junior Phillips, Lewis Scholl, M. D. Fowler, E. L. Hall, Leroy Branon and Richard Fowler.

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Elizabeth May (Hodge) Holland
Mar 4, 1881 - Mar 18, 1960

Mrs. Holland Services Held Here Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. T. W. Holland, 79, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday, were to be held from the Corley Chapel at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of First Baptist church, will conduct the services, along with Rev. Hoffe, Baptist Minister from Trinidad. Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are the husband, of Corsicana; two sons, A. L. Holland, Plainview, and H. H. Holland, Arlington; three daughters, Mrs. F. H. Layfield, Trinidad; Mrs. W. L. Bell, Barry; and Miss Vaida Holland, Corsicana; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ora Patterson, Langston, Ala, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be Kenneth Holland Dixon, Darwin Green, Carlton Holland, Tommy Holland, Jimmy Holland and Billy Bell.

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Thomas Webster “Webb” Holland
Mar 10, 1873 - Aug 5, 1965

T. W. Holland Dies Thursday, Rites Pending

T. W. Holland, 92, retired farmer, 622 North Thirteenth street, died in Memorial hospital Thursday morning.

Arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home but burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Guntersville, Ala., he came to Ellis county in 1904 and to Navarro county in 1927.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Vera Layfield, Trinidad; Mrs. W. L. Bell, Barry, and Miss Vaida Holland, Corsicana; two sons, A. L. Holland, Plainview, and Hubert Holland, Arlington; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a brother, R. F. Holland, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Hurma Lucille Holland
Jan 27, 1905 - Jul 4, 1977

Miss Holland

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Emanuel Baptist Church for Miss Lucille Holland, 69, resident of Corsicana who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Ken Goode and Rev. D. E. Permenter will officiate.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one brother, Hugh Holland of Brenham; two sisters, Miss Ruth Holland of Dallas and Miss Ann Holland of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Miss Holland

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Emanuel Baptist Church for Miss Lucille Holland, 69, resident of Corsicana who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Ken Goode and Rev. D. E. Permenter officiated.

Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Charles Littlejohn, Jerry Wayne Littlejohn, Otto Acker, Ronnie Holland, W. M. Carroll. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Carter and Norman Gilcrease.

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Lula (Davis) Holland
Aug 12, 1889 - Mar 4, 1966

Mrs. Holland Dies Friday, Rites Sunday

Mrs. Lula Holland, 77, of 702 West Third Avenue, native of Emhouse, died in Memorial Hospital Friday night.

Funeral services were to be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts and Rev. Leon Baze, pastor and assistant pastor, respectively of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, A. L. Holland, Teague; a daughter, Mrs. Liston Herod, Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Walter Johnson and Mrs. Rose Maggard, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Dan Coates, Weatherford; Mrs. Jack Jardin, Houston; Mrs. Byron Grozier, Cleburne; Mrs. Billie Rogers, Irving; two brothers, Hugh Davis, Palm Springs, Calif. and Lloyd Davis, Irving; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be Conrad Herod, Dr. L. E. Kelton, J. S. tekell, C. E. Keathley, L. E. Riley, Roland Bee, Joe Garner, Sr. and W. P. Murchison.

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Sunday Rites Mrs. Holland

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Holland, 77, who died Friday night at Memorial hospital, were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts and Rev. Leon Baze, pastor and assistant pastor, respectively of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, A. L. Holland, Teague; a daughter, Mrs. Liston Herod, Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Walter Johnson and Mrs. Rose Maggard, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Dan Coates, Weatherford; Mrs. Jack Jardin, Houston; Mrs. Byron Grozier, Cleburne; Mrs. Billie Rogers, Irving; two brothers, Hugh Davis, Palm Springs, Calif. and Lloyd Davis, Irving; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Conrad Herod, Dr. L. E. Kelton, J. S. Tekell, C. E. Keathley, L. E. Riley, Roland Bee, Joe Garner, Sr. and W. P. Murchison.

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Vera Kate “Katie” (Ingram) Holland
Jan 15, 1878 - Apr 9, 1958

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Holland

Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Vera Holland, 80, wife of R. F. Holland, 2319 West Third avenue, who died at the family home Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Emmanuel Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. A. Bledsoe, Baptist minister of Temple, assisted by Rev. R. C. King, pastor. The Rev. Bledsoe was formerly pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, O. V. Holland, Luling; H. E. Holland, Brenham, and W. M. Holland, St. Paul, Minn.; four daughters, Mrs. C. J. Littlejohn, Austin; Miss Ruth Holland, Dallas; Misses Lucille and Ann Holland, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Chester Ingram, Corpus Christi, and Oscar J. Ingram, Dallas; six sisters, Mrs. Houston Phillips, Mrs. Larissia Bigham and Mrs. T. H. Murphy, all of Dallas; Mrs. C. E. Hughes and Miss Carrie Ingram, both of Kerens, and Mrs. Joe Boles, Brownsboro; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandson and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Aubie Holland, Hubert Holland, Millard Patterson, Durwood Patterson, Billy Bigham, Clifton Hughes, C. J. Littlejohn, Ronald Cavender, Melvin Keathley and Grover Railey.

Griffin directed.

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Johnny Ray Frost, Jr.
Mar 5, 1990 - Aug 25, 2020

Johnny Ray Frost, Jr., born March 5, 1990 in Hanford, CA, and passed away August 25, 2020 in Emhouse, Texas. He is survived by his mother, Vickie Newton, dads, Tommy Newton and John Frost, Sr. and Joe Nail; brothers, Aaron and wife Sagan, Christian and wife Mikalla; daughter, Haylee and son, Zakk; grandmother, Joan Jensen; grandfather, Charles Jensen, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his papa Gordon "Buzz" Bridger.
Visitation will be Friday, September 4th from 9 am to 9 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will be at Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis, Texas. Pallbearers will be Hunter Jensen, Hayden Jensen, Mick Estes, Kenneth Newland, Jimmy Barkley, Stephen Jones, Aaron Frost and Christian Frost.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Nancy Carol (Threadgill) Davis
April 10, 1945 - January 15, 2020

Nancy Carol Davis, 74, passed away in Frost, Texas on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Nancy was born in Witcha Falls, Texas on April 10, 1945 to Milton K. and Mary Elizabeth (Osborn) Threadgill. She grew up in Wichita Falls and Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School. Nancy went on to attended Navarro College. On June 1, 1963 Nancy married James R. Davis and they made their home in Ennis, then to Crystal Beach and settled in Frost in 2009.

Nancy was a member of Damascus Road Fellowship Church of Ennis. Nancy was interested in many things including, sewing, cooking, fossils, cactus plants and was an artist. Before all of those things Nancy cherished and loved her family.

Nancy is survived by her husband of over fifty-six years, James R. Davis; son, James R. Davis, Jr.; daughter, Leah Beth Reyna; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Tim Threadgill and a host of extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother Michael.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the Damascus Road Fellowship Church.

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Bobby Carroll Russell
Jun 24, 1933 - Sep 21, 2020

Obituary for Bobby C. Russell
Bobby Carrol Russell was born June 24, 1933 in Corsicana, Texas. He passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020 at his home in Blooming Grove, Texas.
Bob was a retired Air Force Veteran. After his service in the military, he went to work for Lone Star Gas Company where he later retired.
He was preceded in death by Dorothy, his loving wife of 57 years, and his son Mike Russell. He is survived by his daughter, Rita Farish and husband Larry; grandchildren, Kelli Burks and husband Chad; Ryan Farish and wife Andrea; Amber Crawford and husband Rob; Melissa Werner and husband Austin; Paul Russell and wife Bebe; along with, 10 great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 10:00am - 11:00am at funeral home. Graveside Funeral Service will be 11:30 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Jeneva Ruth (Johnson) Howell
Dec 7, 1930 - Aug 26, 2020

Jeneva Ruth Johnson Howell joined her heavenly family on August 26, 2020. Born to Willie and Nora (Dixon) Johnson in Barry, Texas on Dec. 7, 1930. She spent most of her life working in insurance. She married Royce J. Howell in January 1952. Jeneva raised her family in Lubbock and Arlington. Returning to Corsicana after the death of Royce in 1972. She then worked at Collin Street Bakery and retired from Russell Stover's.

She is survived by her sister Mary Ann Hilderband (Lubbock); daughter Jan (Richard) Ceruti (WY) and sons, R.K. Howell (TX) and B.J. Howell (PA); four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your local cancer center.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Albert Henry Dosser
Jun 24, 1888 - Mar 3, 1970

A. H. Dosser Service Set

A. H. Dosser, 81, died Tuesday in Houston.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Settegast-Koph Funeral Home in Houston. A graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. A. H. Dosser of Houston, one daughter, Mrs. Winnie Wootan of Houston; three sons, Thomas Corley of Palestine, Curtis and George Corley both of Houston; one brother, Bill Dosser of Dallas and one sister Mrs. Rose Carroll of Athens.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the local services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 3, 1970
    Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st wife Mary Frances (Berry) Carr-Dosser married Mar 16, 1922 2nd wife Bertha Pearl (Hortman) Corley-Dosser; s/o Andrew Jackson Dosser & Lucy Main (Brown) Dosser

Jeremiah Myer “Jerry” Holland
Dec 7, 1922 - Sep 20, 1952

Jerry Holland Expires Monday

Jerry Holland, 29, former baseball player died at his home, 2319 West Third Avenue, Monday morning. He played professional baseball with Texarkana and tried out with Dallas in 1945.

Funeral services will be held from the Emmanuel Baptist church Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bracey A. Bledsoe, pastor; Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church; Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church, and Rev. G. L. Johnson, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Holland, Corsicana; three brothers, Otho Holland, Singleton; Hugh Holland, Comanche, and Wayne Holland, St. Paul, Min.; and four sisters, Misses Lucille and Ann Holland, both of Corsicana; Miss Ruth Holland, Dallas, and Mrs. C. H. Littlejohn, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. E. Williams, J. E. Lawhon, Bill Bruss, Dale Alexander, Max Carter and Dwayne Rash.

Griffin will direct.

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Ada Eliza (Langridge) Holland-Allen
Mar 28, 1881 - Jul 29, 1956

Mrs. Ada Allen Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Allen, 76, former Corsicanan, who died in Shreveport, La., Sunday afternoon were held at
Oakwood Cemetery Tuesday at 10 a.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Mrs. Allen was the widow of the late Arthur Allen of Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Ford, Spring Hill, La.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were W. E. Langston, J. C. Stover, L. C. Clark, Frank Irwin, Delbert Percival and George Chappell.

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Billy Jean (Shivers) Bates
Jul 14, 1925 - Jun 14, 2020
 
BATES, Billy Jean Shivers
July 14,1925 June 14, 2020
Born to Rev & Mrs. L W Shivers in Emhouse Texas. One of 7 children. Her husband of 66 years, Byron (Beans) Bates preceded her in death. Billy was an avid golfer and loved playing games. She volunteered at The Villages of Dallas (formerly Grace Presbyterian Village) for 30 years before moving there in 2004. Billy said that volunteering at Grace was one of the most rewarding things she'd ever done. She was honored by the Texas Association of Homes for the Aging (TAHA) with the Volunteer of the Year Award. They were members at Trinity Presbyterian Church until it's closing in 2008, then moved to First Presbyterian Church of Dallas. Billy is survived by her son, Randy (Laura Gibbs) Bates of Mt. Vernon MO and Ruth Ann (Wes) Johnson of Toledo OH. Grandchildren, Jason (Karen) Johnson (Toledo), Scott (Jennie)Bates (Richardson), Toby (Justina) Johnson (Westerville OH), Casey (Trina) Bates (Joshua) and 11 great grands. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1835 Young St., Dallas 7201 or your charity of choice. A Celebration of Life is yet to be determined due to restrictions at this time.

Notes:

  • d/o Lawrence Willis Shivers & Anna Mae (Poarch) Shivers

Ima Darlene (Long) McKinley
Jun 26, 1939 - Sep 28, 2020

 
Ima D. McKinley
June 26, 1939 - September 28, 2020

Ima Darlene McKinley of Corsicana, Texas passed from this life Monday morning, September 28, 2020. She was born June 26, 1939.

Darlene is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years Fred McKinley and three sons, Wayne, Rick and Don. Siblings; Travis and Naymon Long.

She is survived by her daughter Tammie Mantz and sibling Norman Long.

She was blessed with five grandchildren; Ashley Sansom, Justin McKinley, Corie Mahoney, and Dustin and Trevor Mantz. She also had 13 great-grandchildren. During her time here on earth she had many "adopted" children and each one held a special place in her heart.

Darlene was known as "Oma" for the past 35 years to any and all. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Until we meet again...

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • w/o Freddy Owens McKinley; d/o Oscar Otha Long & Beatrice (McAdams) Long
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

Colleen (Dawson) Stroud-Richards-Cecil
Jun 23, 1929 - Mar 13, 2016
 
Colleen Richards Cecil, 86, of Corsicana, passed away at Heritage Oaks West Retirement on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Resthaven Memorial Park with Bro. William Dollar officiating.

Colleen was born in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Joseph Dawson and Lexie Armstrong Dawson. She was a longtime resident of Corsicana and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Colleen was a volunteer with the Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW serving as President of the auxiliary for many years, as well as a volunteer with the Dallas Veterans Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Richards; and husband, Robert Cecil.

Survivors include her daughter, Karen French and husband, Ken; son, Jerry Stroud and wife, Elizabeth, of Corsicana; step-sons, Jack Richards and wife, Kathy, of Dallas, and James Richards and wife, Betty, of Corsicana; grandchildren: Frank Allen and wife, Anna, Danny Allen and wife, Tina, Gillian Stroud Morrison, David Richards, Tracy Richards, Chris Richards, Matt Richards, Josh French and wife, Danielle, and Caroline French; great-grandchildren: Sarah Allen, Emma Allen, Jack Allen, Noah Allen, Gavin Morrison, Brent Bray, Corbin Bray, Devan Bray, Avie Carter and Nick Atkeisson.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James Franklin Stroud 2nd husband Jack Norwood Richards 3rd husband Robert E. Cecil; d/o Joseph Perry Dawson & Lexie Viola (Armstrong) Dawson buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx.

Josh Reuben Richards
B&D Apr 8, 1976

Josh Richards

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Resthaven Memorial Park for Josh Reuben Richards, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Gene Richards of Corsicana.

He died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Maurice McLeroy will officiate.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his parents, a sister, Cathy Richards of Corsicana; a brother, Mat Richards of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Richards and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Collins all of Corsicana; and two great-grandmothers, Mrs. Minnie Richards and Mrs. Oma Collins both of Corsicana.

A sister, Elizabeth Jean Richards preceded him in death in 1971.

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Benjamin Lee Lonsford
Dec 5, 1884 - Jun 4, 1956

B. L. Lonsford Expires Monday

B. L. Lonsford, 71, retired blacksmith, died at the Twilight Home Monday evening.

Funeral services will be held from the First Assembly of God Church Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor, Rev. Bracey Greer and Rev. Walter Vocke.

A native of Harriman, Tenn., Lonsford had resided in Corsicana 51 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, N. W. Lewis, Corsicana, and E. E. Lonsford, Sacramento, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. S. H. Trantham, Davidson, Okla.; Mrs. Charlotte Ann Jackson and Mrs. Joe Libal, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. W. Drake, Killeen; 31 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Will Lonsford, Mansfield; Rev. Charles Lonsford, Overton, and Selma Lonsford, McKinney; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Richardson, Dallas, and Mrs. Horace Ridgell, Seagoville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. C. Mann, Elbert Cox, Earl Minor, Hugh Foster, Clarence Pritchett and Dr. W. K. Logsdon.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Tues. Jun. 5, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Evelyn (McGee) Levins-Lonsford (some of the children’s birth records say Mary Meetz- her son is Nera William Levins) s/o William Washington Lonsford and Emelia Adaline (Coward) Lonsford

Andrew Jackson “Andy” McGaugh
Nov 11, 1895 - Aug 18, 1964

Andy McGaugh Dies Tuesday

A. J. (Andy) McGaugh, 68, retired farmer, died Tuesday at his home. 1319 West Tenth avenue.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Born, Nov. 11, 1895 at Emmett, McGaugh had resided in Navarro county practically all of his life.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Gene Browning, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers, Tom McGaugh, Corsicana, and Thurmon McGaugh, Bowie; seven sisters, Mrs. Opal McElroy, Mrs. Billie Templin, Mrs. Jewell McElroy and Mrs. Ruby Burns, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Gertie Medford, Dallas; Mrs. Bertha Gunn, Mexia, and Mrs. Eula McGee, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Herman Moreau, Jack Schultz, Jack Bigony, Homer Humbhries, Dewey Matthews and Avery Jackson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 19, 1964
    Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Neva (Neven) McGaugh; s/o Luther Gerome McGaugh & Delta Louise (Henderson) McGaugh buried in Richland cemetery, Richland, Texas

Archie Newton Brigance
Dec 19, 1901 - Oct 1, 1977

Archie Brigance

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel for Archie Brigance. He died Saturday in Corsicana. He was 75.

Rev. Jim Ray and Rev. J. N. Foreman will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Archie Brigance of Emhouse; two grandsons, Jerry Brigance of Trinidad and Bobby Brigance of Dallas; two great-grandsons, Jerry Brigance of Trinidad and Bobby Brigance of Dallas; two great-grandsons; five brothers, Clyde Brigance of Clute, Lewis Brigance of Houston, Clarence Brigance of Texas City, Jimmie Brigance of LaMarque, and Richard Brigance of San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. May Johnson of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Brigance. He was a member of the IOOF and the Emhouse Baptist Church and worked at Bethlehem Steel for 15 years.

Pallbearers are J. E. Johnson, B. J. Johnson, Tommy Colson, Fred Colson, Billy Colson, and Ray Colson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Oct 1, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruth Lucille (McDaniel) Brigance; s/o Albert Newton Brigance & Coma Allie (Landrum) Brigance buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

Jack Newton Brigance
Sep 5, 1926 - May 2, 1976

Jack Brigance

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Jack N. Brigance, 49, Corsicana, who died Sunday in the Waco VA hospital. The Rev. Jim Ray and Rev. Ronnie Daniels will officiate with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana 20 years, he was a native of Ennis, a mechanic and veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rosalline Brigance, Corsicana; two sons, Jerry Brigance, Larue and Bobby Brigance, Dallas; two grandsons, Jerry Stephen and Roy Keith Brigance, both of Larue; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie N. Brigance of Emhouse.

Pallbearers will include Leland Williams, Milburn Chaney, H. G. Henson, J. R. Easley, A. D. Talley and Wayne Carico.

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Lillie Myrtle (Goodwin) Owen
Feb 14, 1880 - Apr 7, 1960

Mrs. R. R. Owen Rites Friday

Mrs. R. R. Owen, 79, native of Corsicana, died at the family home, 1120 West Fifth avenue, Thursday afternoon following a several years’ illness.

Funeral services are to be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana attorney; a son, Robert B. Owen, Dallas; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. T. A. Bandy, Port Arthur, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. C. O’Neal, Fred Richards, George Richards, Leroy Barlow, Neil Haynie, Lonnie Hair.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 8, 1960
  • submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Judge Robert Ross Owen married Feb 2, 1899; d/o Franklin L. Goodwin & Sarah E. (unk) Goodwin (1880 census says Frank L. Goodwin was a city policeman)

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Hold Services For Mrs. Owen

Funeral services for Mrs. R. R. Owen, 79, native of Corsicana, who died at the family home, 1120 West Fifth avenue Thursday, were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Owen had been ill for several years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana attorney; a son, Robert B. Owen, Dallas; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. T. A. Bandy, Port Arthur, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. C. O’Neal, Fred Richards, George Richards, Leroy Barlow, Neil Haynie, Lonnie Hair.

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Karen Sue (Carroll) Gillen
Apr 6, 1952 - Sep 23, 2020
 
Karen Gillen went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 23,2020 at the age of 68.

Karen was born in Waxahachie on April 6,1952. She graduated from Lancaster High School, Lancaster, TX, in 1970. She was a resident of Waxahachie and member of Ovilla Road Church of the Nazarene. She worked for the City of Waxahachie in the Water Department for many years.

She is survived by her son, Chad Gillen of Waxahachie and sister, Diane Weaver of Red Oak. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Gillen and her parents.

Thank you for all the prayers and support during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to Ovilla Road Church of the Nazarene in Karen’s name.

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Frank Latham Romain
Aug 22, 1923 - Dec 25, 1977

Frank Romain

Services are to be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Frank Romain, 54, resident of Hobbs, N. M., and former resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Big Spring. Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He had lived in New Mexico for nine years and was in the oil field servicing business. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Josie Romain of Hobbs; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Davis of Hobbs and Mrs. Carolyn Martin of Sherman; three grandchildren, five brothers and a sister.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 26, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Armintia (Norton) Romain 2nd wife Josie Beatrice (Crowe) Parker-McClintock-Romain s/o Zomar Cash Romain and Myrtle (Smith) Romain buried in Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Tx.

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Frank Romain

Services were to be at 3:30 today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Frank Romain, who died Sunday. Burial was to be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are M. R. Bruce, Bobby Bruce, Buddy Bruce, Mike Cates, Darrel Cates, and Jimmy Wran.

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Ida (Johnson) Whorton
Dec 1, 1887 - Nov 27, 1969

Mrs. Whorton Rites Pending

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Ida Whorton, 81, who died Thursday in Meridian.

She is a former resident of Corsicana.

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Whorton Rites

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ida Whorton, 81, who died Thursday in Meridian. She was a former resident of Corsicana.

She is survived by one son, Joe R. Whorton of Bellville; six daughters—Mrs. R. E. Spain of College Station, Mrs. Ruby Bowen of Rosenberg, Mrs. Louis Perkins of Abilene, Mrs. T. I. Goodwin of Meridian, Mrs. F. L. Hyman of Rosenberg, and Mrs. J. E. Carey of Corsicana, ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. Jack Goff with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were W. C. Farish, D. E. Sanders, B. T. Wilson, J. K. Melton, D. D. Melton and J. L. Farish.

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Elizabeth P. (Reagan) Franks
Jan 15, 1870 - Mar 7, 1952

Services Monday For Mrs. Franks

Mrs. Elizabeth Franks, died Friday night in Shreveport, La.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made.

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

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dave Dickens, Wichita Falls; Miss Mary Franks and Miss Mary Byrd, both of Shreveport; a son, Lee Franks, Wichita Falls; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Clayton, Somerset; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Percy Nowell, Sidney Nowell, Otto Chapman, Jimmy Morris, L. M. Buffalo and Roy Harrison.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Rosa Etta (Arden) Blake
Mar 8, 1905 - Jan 16, 1953

Mrs. J. M. Blake Services Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Etta Blake, 50, of Garland, were held from the Missionary Baptist church here Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Alford of Garland and Rev. J. E. Glenn, Dallas.

Mrs. Blake, a former Corsicana resident, died Jan. 16 in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, following an extended illness. The rites were postponed until a son, Ralph W. Blake, U. S. Army in Korea, could reach home.

Surviving are her husband, James M. Blake, Garland; a daughter, Mrs. Etta Frances Baker, Orange; five sons, Earl, Robert, Lee, Eddie and James M. Blake, Jr., all of Garland; and Ralph W. Blake, U. S. Army, Korea; five sisters, Mrs. C. H. Curry and Mrs. W. D. Morehead, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Susie Willingham, Mrs. W. D. Neal and Mrs. Sallie Gafford, all of Troup; four brothers, Jim Arden, California; George Arden, Arizona; Luther Arden, Kilgore, and Virgil Arden, Tyler; 12 grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Willingham, Dubart Gafford, John Morehead, Alton Arden, J. D. Arden and Thomas Arden all nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 27, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Marshall Blake, Sr. married Apr. 17, 1920; d/o Thomas Franklin Arden & Addie Caroline (Kennedy) Arden

Mary Anna (Stahl) Mowry-Blake
Apr 31, 1879 - Nov 27, 1962

Rites Thursday For Mrs. Blake

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Blake, 92, who died in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home Tuesday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Blake had resided in Michigan an California for many years before moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. R. F. Rutherford, Corsicana; a son, Frank L. Mowry, Kenwood, Calif.; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews who reside in Michigan.

Pallbearers will be M. E. Lake, Scot Lowry, L. Wm. McNutt, Jr.; William Robert Springfield, W. L. Stough and Leon Stough.

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John Shannon Fisher
May 24, 1867 - Feb 10, 1953

Rites Thursday For J. S. Fisher

Funeral services for J. S. Fisher, 80, who died at Memorial Hospital Thursday night, were held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James L. Bridges, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Fisher was a retired employe of Magnolia Petroleum Co. and resided at 2924 West Second avenue.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Walter McCombs, Butler, Mo., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Clyde Heifner, Rufus Pevehouse, Hunter Nutt, Bobby Bowmer, A. Ruth and Charles Hagins.

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Mollie Edith (McCrary) Fisher
Nov 9, 1877 - Nov 28, 1955

Mrs. M. Fisher, Navarro County Native, Dies

Mrs. Mollie Fisher, 73, 2924 West Second Ave., a native of Navarro county, died at Memorial Hospital Monday morning.

Funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from Griffin Chapel with the Rev. L. D. Ballard of Cumberland Presbyterian Church, will officiate; and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by one brother, Ira B. McCrary, Dewey, Okla.; and a sister, Mrs. George Mayer of Redlands, Calif.; and a number of nieces , nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

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Mrs. M. Fisher Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Fisher, aged 78 years, 2924 West Second avenue, who die in Memorial Hospital Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. D. Ballard, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, Ira B. McCrary, Dewey, Okla.; and a sister, Mrs. George Mayer of Redlands, Calif.; and a number of nieces , nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Heifner, Rufus Pevehouse, A. Ruth, Howard West, A. P. Fletcher and R. H. Lee.

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Clara Belle (Wheeler) Houser
Dec 12, 1877 - Jun 14, 1953

Mrs. Clara Houser Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Houser, who died Wednesday, were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hubert Redden, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. T. C. Barnhart and Mrs. James Martin, both of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. John Stevenson, Los Angeles; a brother, W. M. Smith, Oklahoma City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. L. Dublin, J. L. Scott, J. E. Rittersbacher, C. L. Terry, King Elliott and Earl Blackwell.

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Kate (Jordan) Jester
Feb 25, 1885 - Dec 8, 1963

Mrs. H. B. Jester Dies Sunday, Rites Monday

Mrs. Homer B. Jester, 78, 1407 Ficklin, widow of the late Dr. Homer B. Jester died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday night following a heart attack suffered early Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Very Rev. Sam B. Hulsey of Dallas, former rector of St. John’s.

Native of Tallassee, Ala., Mrs. Jester had resided in Corsicana 47 years.

Surviving are a son, Homer B. Jester, Jr., Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. S. S. Woods, Yuma, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Janet Jester, Dallas; Mary Chilton and Pete Woods, both of Yuma, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. R. E. Montgomery, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. R. Montgomery, W. C. Montgomery, Josh Halbert, James Ruth, Claude Meadows, Bob Corley, George Weinschel and Luther A. Johnson, Jr.

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Lila (Jester) Martin
Jul 25, 1885 - May 16, 1858

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Martin

Funeral services for Mrs. Lowry (Lila) Martin, 1218 Mills Drive, who died in Memorial Hospital; Friday, were to be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon chapel.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church of which she was a life-long member. Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

A life-long resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Martin was the daughter of the late C. W. and Eliza Jester, pioneer Corsicana residents.

Surviving are her husband, co-owner of the Corsicana Daily Sun and Semi-Weekly Morning Light, and a sister, Mrs. J. L. Halbert, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be Jimmy Ruth, Fred DeBose, Lynne A. Wortham, Dave Levy, Paul Moore, W. C. Stroube, John Cook, Maxwell Anderson, Josh Halbert, Homer Jester and J. F. Lumsden.

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Angelyn "Jean" (Jester) Quinn
Dec 18, 1897 - Feb 13, 1963

Mrs. Quinn Of Dallas Dies; Services Here

Mrs. Jean Jester Quinn, 2337 Lovers Lane, Dallas, native of Corsicana, died Wednesday in Dallas.

Graveside services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducting.

Mrs. Quinn was connected with the J. M. Dyer Company.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. George E. Jester; a sister, Mrs. Robert Brashear, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frost Justiss, Alton Justiss, Douglas Almond, Jack Almond, W. P. Gibson and Sam R. Frost, all cousins.

McCammon directed.

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Ida (Jester) Halbert
Nov 22, 1880 - Nov 28, 1961

Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. Halbert

Mrs. Ida Jester Halbert, 81, life-long Corsicana resident, died in a Dallas hospital Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness. She was the widow of the late Josh L. Halbert, former Corsicana mayor for whom Lake Halbert, city lake was named.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Halbert had been a member of the First Methodist church since childhood.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Penland and Mrs. James Ruth, both of Corsicana; a son, Josh L. Halbert, Houston; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Halsey Settle, Robert Hamilton, Charles S. Pearce, Jr.; James Edwin Fortson, John Tatum, Elmer Butler, Luther A. Johnson, Jr. and Homer B. Jester.

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Charles Llewelyn Primous
May 13, 1941 - Sep 16, 2020
 
Graveside service with military honors for Retired SFC Charles Lewellyn Primous, 79 of Killeen, Tx, will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020, 11 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Tx.
Mr. Primous passed away September 16, 2020 in Killeen, Tx. He was born May 13, 1941 in Corsicana, Tx.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in the name of Charles Primous, Sr. to:
Jackson Ex-Student Association (JESA)
PO Box 1175
Corsicana, Tx 75151-1175
Chisolm's Family Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of local arrangements.

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James Will Anderson
Jan 26, 1890 - Sep 20, 1952

J. W. Anderson Services Monday

James W. Anderson, 62, died in the Navarro Clinic early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

Anderson was a Methodist and Mason and was a member of the Young Men’s Bible Class of the First Methodist Church.

Surviving are his sister, Mrs. J. M. Kerr, 220 West Fourth avenue with whom he had made his home for many years; a brother, W. R. Anderson, Greenville; a niece, Mrs. Ed Willis, Corsicana and Waco and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Murphy Williams, Leslie White, Embry Ferguson, Lloyd Kerr, Wesley Edens, Jr., Chas. W. Croft and Tom Eady.

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Cornelia “Nealie” (Hooper) Perkins
May 9, 1884 - Mar 28, 1971

Perkins Rites Set Today

Funeral services for Mrs. Nealie Perkins, 86, of Corsicana will be at 2 p.m. today in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. Bruce Hibbitt will officiate with burial in the Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Perkins died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

A native of Georgia, she was born on May 9, 1884. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church.

Survivors include three sons, Herman Perkins of North Chicago, Ill., J. C. Perkins of Austin and Marion Perkins of Athens; one daughter, Mrs. Vera Mae Sheftall of Galveston; one sister, Mrs. Julia Waechter of Amarillo; seven grandchildren, including Mrs. Judy Harmon of Arlington; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be W. E. Percivall, George Chappell, H. C. Conant, T. G. Haynes, Lee Welch, D. L. Jordon.

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Nealy Witt “Pete” McClintock
Jan 20, 1906 - Mar 16, 1952

N. W. McClintock Burial Tuesday

Funeral services for Nealy Witt McClintock, 46, who died Sunday night, will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday from the Fellowship Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor.

A native of Arkansas, he had resided in Corsicana 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Barbara Sue and Betty Joyce McClintock, and a son, Nicky Don McClintock, all of Corsicana; father, W. W. McClintock, Winn, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. J. J. Inmon, Kerens; Mrs. Ruby Roberts, Amarillo, and Mrs. Wanda Nell Starr, Bedford, Ind.; two brothers, G. H. McClintock, Corsicana and J. R. McClintock, Bedford, Ind.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Frank Leathers, Louis Warren, Fred Cofer, Willard Staggs, Ora Brazzell, Rook Richards, Charlie Slate and A. H. Ganze.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar. 18, 1852
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Nellie Ettie (Duncan) McClintock married July 26, 1928 2nd wife Josie Beatrice (Crowe) Parker-McClintock-Romain s/o Wesley Walter McClintock and Fannie Beatrice (Able) McClintock (Josie is on a double monument with Nealy McClintock and also on a double monument with Frank Latham Romain)

Joseph Warren "J.W." McClintock
Jan 9, 1879 - Jan 13, 1957

J. W. McClintock Services Monday

J. W. McClintock, 78, retired, 1112 North Beaton street, long-time Navarro county resident, died Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Etta McClintock, Corsicana; seven children, W. R. McClintock, Dallas; Mrs. Taylor Smith, Fort Worth; E. W. McClintock, Fort Worth; Haskell McClintock, Houston; Raymond McClintock, Dallas; Williard McClintock, Waco; and Mrs. W. R. Bruster, Arlington; a brother, Will F. McClintock, Fort Worth; Mrs. Glen Talley, Tyler, granddaughter reared in the McClintock home; 15 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bobbie McClintock, Joe Ray McClintock, Charles Roy McClintock, Michael McClintock, Davis McClintock, Bobby Smith and Jack Morris, all grandsons.

McCammon directed.

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Susan Ella (Turner) McClintock
Mar 7, 1877 - Sep 22, 1961

Mrs. McClintock Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Turner McClintock, 84, found dead at her home, 113 North Beaton street, Sunday, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Bibbitt, pastor, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

A native Texan, Mrs. McClintock, the widow of the late J. Warren McClintock, had resided in Corsicana for many years.

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

Surviving are five sons, W. Roy McClintock and Joe R. McClintock, both of Dallas; Earl McClintock, Fort Worth; Haskell McClintock, Houston, and Willard McClintock, Waco; three daughters, Mrs. Taylor Smith, Fort Stockton; Mrs. W. R. Brewster, Arlington, and Mrs. Glenn Tally, Tyler; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bob McClintock, Garland; Charles R. McClintock, Plano; Joe R. McClintock, Dallas; Mike McClintock, Waco; J. W. Morris and Bobby Smith, both of Dallas, all grandsons.

McCammon directs.

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Edwin Edginton Babers
May 14, 1878 - May 15, 1952

Edwin E. Babers Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Edwin E. Babers, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic late Thursday night, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Babers was a long-time steward, and Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Louisiana, Babers resided at Blooming Grove prior to moving to Corsicana in 1913. He became the Gulf Oil Company consignee agent in 1915—a post he maintained until his death.

Babers was one of the organizers of the State National Bank in July, 1917 and was a director since that time.

The bank closed at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Stell, Houston; two grandchildren, Robert Babers Stell, Princeton U. student, and Miss Margaret Sue Stell, Houston high school student; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Freeman, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Lillie Gulley, Louisiana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, Curtis Chandler, Dr. Wm. B. Mayfield, T. T. Bryson, Eddie Ward, L. S. Cooper, W. P. McCammon, R. P. McNeill, L. I. Griffin, and Johnny Craig.

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Pearl Lynn (Finch) Babers
Jul 3, 1882 - Feb 7, 1972

Mrs. Babers

Mrs. E. E. Babers, 89, a longtime resident of Corsicana and a member of First United Methodist Church, died Monday in Houston. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Babers is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert Stell of Houston; one grandson, Dr. Robert B. Stell of San Angelo; one granddaughter, Mrs. Tom Reagan of San Francisco, and one sister, Mrs. B. A. Crofford of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be John Craig, T. L. Carlisle, Chester Sprinkle, L. S. Cooper, Roland Bee, Curtis Chandler, Eddie Ward, Leighton Dawson, Ralph Stell and T. T. Bryson.

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Mrs. Babers

Funeral services for Mrs. E. E. Babers, 89, a longtime resident of Corsicana and a member of First United Methodist Church who died Monday in Houston, were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. H. Lively Brown officiating and burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Stell of Houston; one grandson, Dr. Robert B. Stell of San Angelo; one granddaughter, Mrs. Tom Reagan of San Francisco, and one sister, Mrs. B. A. Crofford of Corsicana.

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Stattie (Finch) Crofford
Sep 6, 1877 - Nov 18, 1972

Mrs. Crofford

Mrs. Stattie F. Crofford, 95, of 406 West Second Ave. died Saturday in Corsicana.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley’s Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Gleason, Tenn., and had lived in Navarro County since 1902.

Survivors include one niece, Mrs. Robert Stell of Houston; one great nephew, Dr. Robert B. Stell of San Angelo; and one great-niece, Mrs. Tom Reagan of San Francisco.

Pallbearers include W. C. Chandler, Louis Wolens, Hubert Redden, Roger Steward, Ralph Stell, John Craig, George Daniels, J. M. Dyer Sr., L. S. Cooper, Dr. Charles Brown and Eddie Ward.

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Mrs. Crofford

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at a local funeral home for Mrs. Sattie F. Crofford, 95, of Corsicana who died Saturday in Corsicana.

Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian Church, officiated and burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a niece, a great-nephew, and one great-niece.

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Ben A Crofford
Jul 29, 1873 - Jan 3, 1960

B. A. Crofford Rites Monday

B. A. Crofford, 87, retired teacher, died Sunday morning at the Twilight Home.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church of which he was a long-time member.

A native of Tennessee, Crofford taught at the Methodist Training School in Blooming Grove many years ago. He had made his home in Corsicana for many years.

Crofford retired six years ago.

At one time he was in the lumber business at Blooming Grove with B. L. Finch.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Hella Shrine Temple in Dallas.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. E. E. Babers, Corsicana, and a niece, Mrs. Robert Stell, Houston.

Pallbearers were Dr. E. H. Newton, Hubert Redden, T. R. Red, L. S. Cooper, Ralph Stell, John J. Craig, James McCammon, Rufus Pevehouse, King Elliott, Curtis Chandler, Hugh Foster, J. C. Freeman, O. M. Boynton. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Georgia Clay (Hines) Black
1877 - Jan 9, 1964

Friday Rites For Mrs. Black

KERENS, Jan. 10 (Spl.)—Mrs. Georgia Clay Black 87, former resident of Kerens and Malakoff, died Thursday afternoon in the Hilliard Home in Corsicana following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon Chapel with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Billy Nickles of Corsicana.

Surviving are a number of nephews and nieces, including Roy Hines and Lynn Hines, both of Corsicana; A. D. Hines, Powell and Mrs. Clara Mae Beasley, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan. 10, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o David C. “Dow” Black married Jul. 30, 1922 Sumner, Tennessee d/o William E. Hines died Sep. 1, 1917 death certificate says buried Chipman, Tennessee and Melvina (Thurman) Hines buried Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Tennessee

Oliver Greenville Hines
Oct. 6, 1871 - Sep. 9, 1959

Services Held For O. G. Hines

Funeral services for O. G. Hines, 88, retired farmer, who died at his Malakoff home Tuesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Chamberlain, Malakoff Baptist minister.

Hines formerly resided in the Kerens area prior to moving to Malakoff six years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Malakoff; four sons, Aubrey Hines, Powell; Roy and Lynn Hines, both of Corsicana, and Murray Hines, U. S. Army in Germany; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Mae Beasley, Corsicana and Mrs. Bessie Booth, St. Louis; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. G. C. Black, Malakoff.

Pallbearers were John Burk, Arvel Ward, Julius Perry, Curtis Cook, R. L. (Bud) Jones, Kliz Kenner, O. H. Cook and Henry Price.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun -Thurs., Sep. 10, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ida B. (Sullivan) Hines married Mar. 21, 1905 Sumner, Tennessee (daughter Bessie Ann (Hines) Buth 2nd wife Isabel “Isie” (Shrum) Hines Sep. 23, 1913 Sumner, Tennessee s/o William E. Hines died Sep. 1, 1917 death certificate says buried Chipman, Tennessee and Melvina (Thurman) Hines buried Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Tennessee

Isabel “Isie” (Shrum) Hines
Apr. 6, 1893 - Dec. 16, 1974

Mrs. Isabell Hines

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Isabell Hines, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. She was a former resident of Malakoff and native of Hartford, Tenn.

Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Aubrey Hines of Powell, Roy Hines of Corsicana, Lynn Hines of Malakoff, and Murray Hines of Retreat; a daughter, Mrs. Clara Mae Beasley of Corsicana; two step-daughters, Mrs. Bessie Ann Buth of Beaufort, Missouri and Mrs. Katie Dissenger of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, Jim Shrum and Cary Shrum, both of Tennessee; a sister, Mrs. Nona Sanford of Tennessee; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec. 16, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Oliver Greenville Hines married Sep. 23, 1913 Sumner, Tennessee (marriage record says Elizabeth Strum) d/o Charles Jacob ”Jake” Shrum and Elizabeth Jane (Hargis) Shrum buried in Bethpage cemetery, Bethpage, Tennessee

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Mrs. Hines

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Isabell Hines, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Charles Pringle was to officiate, with burial to follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, a daughter, two step-daughters, two brothers, a sister, 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Roy Hines, Jr., Carlton Beasley, Jerry Beasley, Buddy Beasley, Billy Hines, and William Howell.

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Rex Virgil Bailey
Feb 26, 1909 - Apr 14, 1976

Rex Bailey

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church for Rex V. Bailey, 67, resident of Corsicana, who died yesterday. The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

He was born in Greenville Feb. 26, 1909, came to Corsicana in 1933 and was employed by Cofield and Guthrie. In 1939 he went into business as Rex Bailey Welding, entered the U. S. Air Force in 1943 and was discharged in 1945. He resumed his business manufacturing and patented Rex Towers (radio towers) in 1950 which sold throughout the southwest.

The firm became Rex Bailey and Son in Jul. 1962. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the IOOF Lodge.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hester Bailey of Corsicana; a son. Jimmie V. Bailey of Corsicana; a step-son, Sheriff Jerry N. Shelton of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, three brothers, O. C. Bailey of Tulsa, Okla., S. J. Bailey of Lake Texoma, Okla., Burke Bailey of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred McMahan of Waco, and Mrs. Velma Latham of Greenville; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Herman Roberts, Lewis Foster, Geral Nichols, Roy Ragsdale, Will Hashop and Nolan Barker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Stan Dugan, Pete Hargrave, J. Floyd Smith, Joe Nelson, Carl Norvell, I. I. Estell, Frank Warfield, Jake Cook, and Ray Bass.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr. 15, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Willie Mae (Smith) Bailey (Willie and Rex have a double monument in Oakwood where she is buried, but he has a military monument in Prairie Point where he is actually buried) 2nd wife Hester (Nelson) Shelton-Bailey-Chapman s/o O’Conner C. Bailey and Mary Ella (Burke) Bailey buried in East Mount cemetery, Greenville, Tx.

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IOOF News

A memorial was given to the building fund in memory of Patriarch Rex. V. Bailey who passed away recently.

Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128 met April 27 at the hall with Dr. Lucille Dickson, noble grand presiding. Draping of the charter was extended for 30 days for Rex. V. Bailey who died recently.

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Lillie Estella (Moore) Mayo
Feb 1885 - Oct 16, 1952

Mrs. G. S. Mayo Funeral Sunday

KERENS, Oct. 18—(Spl.)—Mrs. George S. Mayo, 67, long-time Kerens resident died with a heart attack Thursday at the home of a son, George S. Mayo, Jr., Eunice, N. M. She was a member of the Baptist church.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor, and Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, Curry Mayo, Gladewater; George S. Mayo, Jr., Eunice, N. M.; and Ewin Mayo, Daingerfield; two daughters, Mrs. Hoyt Dixon, Hobbs, N. M., and Mrs. Lonnie Crawford, Pasadena; five brothers, Arto, George and Ed Moore, all of Healdton, Okla.; R. A. Moore Shreveport, and Newt Moore, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. R. P. Sorrels, Oklahoma City, and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct 18, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George Andrew Mayo, Sr; d/o Edwin P. Moore & Mary Candice (Dening) Moore buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Healdton, Okla. along with brothers, Washington Newton “Newt” Moore, Perry Edwin “Ed” Moore, James Arto Moore and sister Lela F. (Moore) Sorrells

Audrey Lou (McClintock) Jennings-Inmon
Aug 6, 1901 - Aug 1, 1973

Mrs. Inmon

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Audrey Inmon, 71, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

She had lived in Corsicana for 70 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ina McClintock of Wynne, Ark., two brothers, G. H. McClintock of Dallas, and J. R. McClintock of Bedford, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Wanda Nell Starr of Bedford, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug 2, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Worcester Jennings 2nd husband Jasper James Inmon, Sr; d/o Wesley Walter McClintock & Fannie Beatrice (Ables) McClintock (step-mother Ina May (Johnson) McClintock

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Mrs. Inmon

Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Audrey Inmon, 71, of Corsicana who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Ken James was to officiate, with burial to follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, her mother, two brothers, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Morris Kirby, Byron Kirby, M. D. Kirby, Rufus Pevehouse, Bill McKie and Felton Lewis.

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Robert Floyd Miller
Oct 22, 1885 - Dec 4, 1952

R. F. Miller Dies Dallas Hospital

Funeral services for Robert Floyd Miller, 67, native of Navarro county, who died in a Dallas hospital Thursday, were held at the Prairie Point cemetery Friday at 3 p.m.

Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Miller had resided in Dallas 36 years and at one time was a rural route carrier at Kerens.

Surviving are a sister and two brothers.

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Paulina Melissa Jane (Pearson) Miller
Aug 16, 1925 - Jun 29, 2017

Jane was born on August 16, 1925 and passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Jane was a resident of Dallas, Texas at the time of passing. A service was held in Dallas for friends and family on July 6, 2017 with burial following at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette, Texas.

Notes:

  • ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home - Northwest Hwy Obituary
  • Legacy.com - submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Sidney Harold Miller

Jessie Lee “Sue” (Bridger) Adams
Dec 9, 1939 - Jun 28, 2016

Jessie Lee "Sue" (Bridger) Adams, 76, of Corsicana, TX., passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on June 28, 2016. She was born on December 9, 1939 in Frost, TX., to Carl and Edith Bridger. They preceded her in death.

In addition to her parents, Jesse is also preceded by her husband, Royce Gene Adams, Sr; son, Royce Gene Adams, Jr; brothers, Carl "Brother" Bridger and Gordon "Buzz" Bridger; and sister, Cathy Walker.

Jessie is survived by three sons, Clinton (and Cathy) Adams, Bruce (and Marilyn) Adams, and Allan Adams; 13 grandchildren, Lauretta (and Adam) Jones, Daniel Adams, Jessica (and Cory) Abbe, Eric Adams, Matt (and Misty) Adams, Kelli (and Corey) Carter, Stormy Adams, Chris (and Amanda) Adams, Royce Gene Adams II, Krystal Adams, Karnesha Adams, Morgan Adams, and Joe Hayes; 18 great grandchildren; one brother, Bill (and Joann) Bridger; one sister, Nancy Barton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jessie was an avid lover of the Lord. Her favorite song was "The Old Rugged Cross". She loved the mountains of Oregon and enjoyed fishing. She spent many years fishing the Trinity River and Bazzette rivers. She was also an avid reader. Psalms 23:1-6

A Memorial service was held Saturday, July 2, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Eureka, TX.

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Flossie May (Shuck) Green
Jun 18, 1922 - Aug 9, 2020

Mrs. Flossie May Green, 98, of Mildred passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020 at her residence. Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Eureka Cemetery with Pastor Michael Howard officiating. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.

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Flossie May Green went to be with our Lord on August 9, 2020 at her home in Mildred, with her children at her side. She was born June 18, 1922 Edmonton, Alberta Canada to Sheldon Ruby and Ruby Lorraine (Sides) Shuck. She was 15 when the family moved to the U.S.

Flossie enjoyed gardening, hand sewing, embroidery, reading, playing cards, and especially winning. She enjoyed travelling and went on her first cruise at 87 and she loved it but her daughter said "never again".

She met Clayton John Green in 1941 and later on September 21, 1942 they were married in Las Vegas NV. They later had six children. They were living in Kansas at the time, then moved to California, then Arizona and in 1976 moved to Mildred and it was there they settled because their "beautiful daughters" lived here. As time passed then came 17 grandchildren and then came 33 great-grandchildren, and then 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Clayton; parents; son Chuck; and 9 siblings.

Flossie is survived by daughters Caroline May (John), Joyce Hardt, Della Shivers (Jack), son Maurice Green (Margaret), daughter Betty Wilhelm (Ron), sister Reta Evans,17 grandchildren and then came 33 great-grandchildren, and then 14 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons Trae Hardt, Lanny Hardt, John May Jr, Patrick May, Tony Shivers, and Clayton Shivers.

Graveside services will be held on August 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Eureka Cemetery in Eureka, TX with Pastor Michael Howard of Cowboy Church of Ennis officiating. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.

Corley Funeral Home


Edd Washington
Oct 10, 1917 - Sep 11, 1955

Knife Wounds Prove Fatal To Kerens Negro

Ed Washington, about 40, Kerens negro is dead and his step-son, Freddie Lee Hicks, 21, is in jail and will be charged with murder during the day.

The older negro died in Memorial Hospital Sunday at 4:30 p.m. from knife wounds in the lower abdomen suffered at Goodloe Park, negro settlement south of Kerens, earlier in the afternoon.

A. H. Holloway, Kerens constable, arrested the accused man and officers reported the constable was attacked by the prisoner in his automobile. While handcuffed, it was stated, Hicks grabbed the six-shooter and the officer wrestled it from him and subdued him after the gun had been pressed into his side. City Marshall D. Hale was present, Justice of the Peace Melvin Penney of Kerens said.

Jimmy Morris, county attorney, said Monday morning that the and Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse would go to Kerens Monday afternoon to a hearing before Judge Penney and that he would file a formal murder complaint. Hicks was book on an assault to murder charge at the county jail Sunday afternoon.

The case will be presented to the Navarro county grand jury.

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Edward William “Edd” Shelton
Aug 12, 1875 - Jan 20, 1955

Ed W. Shelton Services Monday

Ed W. Shelton, 79, resident of the Chatfield community 60 years died in Chafield Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in Post Oak cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Edgar Shelton, Houston; a brother, George Shelton, Brownwood; 12 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Alberta Croft, Miss
1878 - Feb 6, 1952

Miss Croft Dies Early Wednesday

Miss Alberta Croft, life-long Corsicana resident, died at her home, 297 North Twelfth street, Wednesday morning.

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

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

Miss Croft, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Croft, pioneer Corsicana residents, was active in the First Baptist church and Texas History Club.

Surviving are two brothers, Charles and William Croft, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Flora Croft, Corsicana; and Mrs. T. A. Laird, Tulla, Texas, and other relatives.

The First National Bank will be closed from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday for Miss Croft’s rites.

Pallbearers will be Edgar Metcalf, M. C. Caston, J. N. Garitty, C. L. Terry, O. L. Albritton and Hoyt Moore.

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Dewyatt Donree Croft, Jr.
Mar 22, 1922 - Jan 24, 1976

Dewyatt Croft

Funeral for Dewyatt Croft Jr., 53, who died Saturday in Marlin will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Croft, a Corsicana resident since 1960, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dwyatt Croft Jr., of Corsicana; one son, Forest L. Croft of Alabama; one daughter, Mrs. Rebeca Moreno of Garland; seven grandchildren; one brother, Dalton Croft of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Strother of Pasadena and Mrs. Cristine Cates of Mexia.

Pallbearers will be Corbett Don Moreno, Felix Mitchell, Wayland Cates, Johnny Roberts, Larry Cates and Ray Cates.

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Lillie Belle (Robbins) Croft
Mar 22, 1903 - Feb 24, 1963

Mrs. Wm. Croft Rites Monday

Mrs. William Croft, Sr., 59, native of DeLeon, Texas, Farm Road 709, died Sunday morning in the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Croft formerly operated a dress shop on West Collin street.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two brothers, Thomas Robbins, Longview, and R. L. Robbins, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Horton, Whitehouse, and Mrs. Myrtle Black, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Denver Wright, Bryant Quinn, F. C. Stewart, L. G. Highnote, W. L. Holman and Alton N. Justiss.

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William Croft, Jr., Capt.
Jun 19, 1920 - Jul 13, 1965

Wm. Croft, Jr. Dies Tuesday, Rites Pending

William Croft, Jr., 45, employe of a bridge construction firm, 329 S. Thirty-First street, became ill Tuesday while working in Waco and died in Hillcrest Memorial hospital in Waco, a short time later.

Arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home but burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Croft was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Air Force.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James Scierlman, Karlsue, Germany; mother, Mrs. W. R. Beauchamp, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. John L. Nowell and Mrs. Aubry Blue, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul 14, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Joy Allene (Schoffstoll) Croft-Stanberry-Boone; s/o William “Red” Croft, Jr. & Alma Lillian (Grantham) Croft-Beauchamp

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Wm. Croft, Jr. Rites Saturday

Funeral services for William Croft, Jr., 45, of 329 South Thirty-First street, who died Tuesday in a Waco hospital after becoming ill on a job, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Croft was employed by a bridge concern. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force in World War II.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James Scierlman, Karlsue, Germany; mother, Mrs. W. R. Beauchamp, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. John L. Nowell and Mrs. Aubry Blue, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charles Davis, Neil Harris, Cullen Dunn, Avery Jackson, Theo Montfort, Charles Martin and G. H. Weatherby.

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Corbet

CORBET (Spl)—We are sorry to report the death of William Croft, Jr. who passed away Tuesday.

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Garland Joseph Donnelly
Jun 30, 1897 - Aug 28, 1952

G. J. Donnelly Dies Thursday

G. J. Donnelly, 54, died early Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Billy Donnelly, Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. Bettie Whitaker, Baltimore, Mr.; two brothers, John Donnelly, Marietta, Ga., and Chester Donnelly, Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Pickett, Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery, but arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon.

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

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G. J. Donnelly Services Sunday

Funeral services for G. J. Donnelly, 54, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital after a short illness, will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. from Griffin Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the West Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Donnelly was a long-time employee of the Oil City Iron Works.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Billy Donnelly, Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. Bettie Whitaker, Baltimore, Mr.; two brothers, John Donnelly, Marietta, Ga., and Chester Donnelly, Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Pickett, Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Herman L. Roberts, Albert Fullerton, Steve Bell, Wm. Clarkson, Roland Bee, A. V. Parker, W. H. Lively and J. G. Fowler.

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Sunday Services For G. J. Donnelly

Funeral services for G. J. Donnelly, 55, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital following a short illness, were held Sunday at 5 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

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

Donnelly was a long-time employe of the Oil City Iron Works.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Billy Donnelly, Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. Bettie Whitaker, Baltimore, Mr.; two brothers, John Donnelly, Marietta, Ga., and Chester Donnelly, Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Pickett, Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Herman L. Roberts, Albert Fullerton, Steve Bell, Wm. Clarkson, Roland Bee, A. V. Parker, W. H. Lively and J. G. Fowler.

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Robbie Katherine Watson
Jan 16, 1952 - Jan 17, 1952

Rites Friday For Watson Infant

Funeral services for Robbie Katherine, one-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Watson of Barry, who died Thursday afternoon at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, were held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Corley Chapel.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Don Hazelwood, pastor of the Barry Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Sandra K. Watson, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Watson, all of Barry.

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William Roy Gray, Sr.
Mar 26, 1896 - Jul 25, 1952

Sunday Services For W. R. Gray

Funeral services for William Roy Gray, 56, who died at 308 West Seventh Avenue Friday night, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Chapel.

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

Surviving are a son, William Roy Gray, Jr., Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Glen Smith, Big Spring, and Mrs. H. C. Thornton, Tyler; two brothers, Woody Gray, Harlingen and Vance Gray, Galveston; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Connie Johnson, Jake Cook, Jesse Bibbs, Ed Howell, Frank Irwin and Howard Denbow.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 28, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Earle L. (Wilson) Gray married Feb. 2, 1919; s/o William Andrew Gray & Emily Jane (Kyser) Gray buried in Bazette cemetery

Josie Sloan (Harris) Milburn
Jan 29, 1904 - Jan 13, 1975

Mrs. Milburn

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Josie Milburn, 70, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday night in Dallas.

Rev. C. A. Mangham will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. R. Milburn, June 24, 1952.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mickey Allen of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Ann Allen of Corsicana; a brother, Vernon Harris of Yoakum; a sister, Mrs. Ida Mae Morgan of Phoenix, Arizona, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Milburn

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Josie Milburn, 70, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday night in Dallas.

Rev. C. A. Mangham was to officiate with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, a granddaughter, a brother, a sister, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included Hugh Fullerton, Jr., Neal Crawford, D. N. Poarch, Robert Bergey, and James Doolen.

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Emmet Malcolm Allen
Mar 16, 1915 - Oct 14, 1973

E. M. Allen

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Emmett M. Allen, 58, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Allen was a native of Farmersville who had lived in Corsicana for many years. He was a World War II veteran, and was retired from the U. S. Army. He was a member of the Wesley Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mickey Allen of Corsicana; one son, Preston Allen of Port Lavaca; two daughters, Mrs. Cheryl Wheeler of Pasadena and Miss Ann Allen of Corsicana; five brothers, Howard Allen of Corsicana, Leonard Allen of New Orleans, Louisiana, Lewis Allen of Dallas, Brooks Allen of Houston, and Jimmie R. Allen of New Braunfels; one sister, Mrs. Martha Fuller of Garland; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Lucy Isabel “Belle” (Sherrard) Rodgers
Jun 25, 1853 - Dec 29, 1920

Died.

Mrs. Belle Rogers died at the home of W. T. Sewell near Richland Thursday and was buried in the Birdston cemetery near Streetman the following day. She was 65 years of age.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan 1, 1921
  • submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Jim Epps 2nd husband John Rodgers; d/o Joseph Hamilton Sherrard, Rev. & Lucinda Ann (Rhodes) Sherrard (daughter is Erma Jane (Epps) Sewell buried in Richland cemetery, Richland, Tx.)

Ola Mae (Burleson) Moore
Mar 6, 1905 - Apr 7, 1952

Streetman Rites For Mrs. Moore

Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Mae Moore, 46, of Irvin, who died in a Dallas hospital Monday afternoon, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist church in Streetman.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of Fellowship Baptist church here. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Otis, Billy, Minuard and Jesse Glenn Moore; two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Redford and Miss Metty Mae Moore and five grandsons, all of Dallas; father, Tom Burleson, Streetman; three sisters, Mrs. Mertis Moore, Dawson; Mrs. Julia Goodman, Lubbock, and Mrs. Margaret Orchid, Fort Worth; five brothers, Oran Burleson, Little Rock, Ark.; Otis Burleson, Oakland, Calif.; Tom Burleson, Blooming Grove; Joe Burleson Streetman, and Russell Burleson, Austin, and other relatives.

Burleson Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 10, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Allie Martin Moore married Mar 24, 1923; d/o Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Burleson & Ninna Pauline (Smith) Burleson

INFANT DAUGHTER Mills
Died Jun 8, 1952

Mills Infant Rites Tuesday

The infant daughter of Sgt. And Mrs. D. L. Mills, Great Falls, Montana, died Sunday morning.

Graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery here at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

The infant is the granddaughter of Mrs. Essie Conner Denny, and the great-niece of Mmes. W. E. Slaughter and Z. T. Banks of Corsicana.

McCammon will direct local arrangements.

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Maud (Stuard) Nelson
Nov 10, 1884 - Dec 3, 1952

Mrs. D. D. Nelson Dies Wednesday

Mrs. D. D. Nelson, 68, Drane avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon.

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

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

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. W. C. Andrews, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Glenn Barnes, Baton Rouge, La.; Mrs. Joe Richards, Pasadena; Mrs. W. C. McCall, Shreveport, La and Gladys Nelson, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest Stuard, Sacramento, Calif.; Preston Stuard, San Antonio, and Wyatt Stuard, True, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. E. V. Wylie, Roane, and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Services Friday For Mrs. Nelson

Funeral services for Mrs. D. D. Nelson, 68, Drane avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. W. C. Andrews, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Glenn Barnes, Baton Rouge, La.; Mrs. Joe Richards, Pasadena; Mrs. W. C. McCall, Shreveport, La and Gladys Nelson, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest Stuard, Sacramento, Calif.; Preston Stuard, San Antonio, and Wyatt Stuard, True, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. E. V. Wylie, Roane, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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David Dick Nelson
Dec 2, 1878 - Oct 29, 1957

Thursday Rites For D. D. Nelson

Funeral services for D. D. Nelson, 78, retired farmer who died Tuesday night in Navarro Clinic, were held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. The Rev. A. M. Stone, Memorial Baptist Church pastor, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were J. J. Barnes, Billy Wimberly, Johnny B. Andrews, Olen Andrews, W. C. Nelson and Maurice Wimberly.

He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. W. A. Andrews, and Miss Gladys Nelson of Corsicana, Mrs. Glen Barnes of Baton Rouge, La.; Mrs. Joe Richards of Pasadena, and Mrs. W. C. McCall of Shreveport, La.; 11 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

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Maud (Stuard) Wylie
Nov 22, 1886 - Dec 8, 1956

Mrs. E. V. Wylie Dies Saturday

Mrs. E. V. Wylie, 70, 811 North Thirteenth street, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at the family home Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Roane Baptist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Aubrey Wylie and Raymond Wylie, both of Montfort, and Virgil Wylie, Irving; three daughters, Mrs. Lola Smith and Mrs. Neoma Mackey, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Alean Thompson, Odessa; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Preston Steward, San Antonio; Wyatt Steward, Troup, and Ernest Steward, Sacramento, Calif., and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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Ursula Kate Miller
Mar 13, 1872 - Aug 15, 1952

Rites Saturday For Miss Miller

Funeral services for Miss Ursula Miller, 80, life-long Corsicana, who died at noon Friday, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Miss Miller was born at the address on which her home, 521 West Third avenue, is located.

Surviving are two nephews, Vaughn Miller, Dallas, and Gene L. Miller, Brownsville; five nieces, Mrs. Mary Hogan, Pharr; Mrs. K. C. Boysen, Edinburg; Mrs. G. W. Williams, Austin; Mrs. Dell Thornton, Mathis, and Mrs. Lester Smith, Brown’s Mill, N. J., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charles Banister, R. M. Cooksey, C. A. Vaughn, Robert Cason, A. N. Justiss and Ted Buschaus.

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Robert Monaghan Cooksey, Sr.
Mar 27, 1899 - Jul 9, 1974

R. Cooksey

Funeral services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Robert M. Cooksey, 75, rancher-farmer, and descendant of a pioneer Navarro County family, who died early today at his home, 501 West Third Ave.

He was born March 27, 1899 here, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cooksey of Chatfield whose father was one of the early day settlers of Chatfield.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Josephine (Murchison) Cooksey, daughter of the late Mayor and Mrs. John S. Murchison; a son, Robert Cooksey, Jr., of Chatfield; a daughter, Mrs. E. N. Duckworth of Rockwall; four grandchildren; and one brother, Herbert Cooksey of Terrell.

Burial is scheduled in the family plot at Oakwood Cemetery.

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R. M. Cooksey

Funeral services were held at 10:30 Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Robert M. Cooksey, 75, who died early Tuesday at his home. The Rev. Jack Riley, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in the Cooksey family plot.

A rancher-farmer, he was a descendant of a pioneer family to settle in Navarro County in the Chatfield community in the early 1899s. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cooksey of Chatfield, and was contributor of historical artifacts of his family to Pioneer Village in Jester Memorial Park.

Surviving are his widow, one son, one daughter, four grandchildren and one brother.

Active pallbearers were Robert Earl Montford, John Harris Montfort, William Lee Holman, Rogers Ray, C. O. Curington, Chester Sprinkle and Charles Banister.

Honorary pallbearers included W. D. Lamb, Charlie Tieman, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Jr., Charles Crost and J. M. Hodge.

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Annie Vista (Laseter) Laseter
Sep 2, 1884 - Mar 6, 1976

 
Mrs. Laseter

Services were at 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Vista Laseter, 91, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

Maj. H. E. Hull, Capt. Lon Kinley, Salvation Army, and The Rev. B. W. Johnson, First Pentecostal Church of God officiated, and burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Angus, resident of Corsicana since 1927, a retired cotton mill employe and member of the Salvation Army Citidel.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Annie B. Herrin of Corsicana and Mrs. Matie Bell Johnson of Waco; two sons, Estes Laseter of Fort Worth and William Elroy Laseter of Houston; a brother, Edgar Laseter of Richland; 25 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be in the form of contributions to the Salvation Army Citidal in Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Eddie Humphries, Edwin Phinney, Johnny Laseter, Johnny Humphries, E. W. Laseter and Edgar Lee Laseter.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 8, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o J. B. Laseter; d/o Edgar Wood Laseter, Sr. & Ann Elizabeth “Annie” (Edgar) Laseter buried in Grape Creek cemetery

Victor Marion Freeze
Apr 14, 1913 - Dec 27, 1974

Victor Freeze

Corsicana’s animal warden, Victor Marion Freeze, 61, was dead on arrival at 10:40 a.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital of a heart attack he suffered at his home, 197 Havner Ave.

Justice of the Peace G. W. O’Neal returned a verdict of natural causes, heart attack, at the hospital.

Freeze was employed by Corsicana on Feb. 5, 1973 as its animal warden in charge of the city pound. A son, Victor O. Freeze, is the vice officer in the Corsicana Police Department.

A list of survivors was unavailable at presstime from Griffin Funeral Home where arrangements are incomplete. Services are slated to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Baptist Church with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

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Victor M. Freeze

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Baptist Church for Victor Marion Freeze, 61, who died Friday of a heart attack at his home, 107 Havner Ave. the Rev. Mickey Loftis and Rev. Kent Marrs officiated. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

He was Corsicana’s city animal warden in charge of the pound since Feb. 5, 1973.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Beatrice Freeze; a son Police Officer Victor O. Freeze; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanie Teetz; three grandsons and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers were James Mitcham, Alton Nesmith, Calvin Atchley, Will Hashop, Truman Adams, Woodrow Sandlin, Bill Morris and Harold Pitts.

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William James Freeze
Sep 15, 1882 - Dec 20, 1960

W. J. Freeze, 78, Rites Thursday

DAWSON, Dec. 22 (Spl.) –Funeral services for W. J. Freeze, 78, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital after an extended illness, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church here.

Rev. Fred Chapman, pastor of the church, and Rev. W. O. Estes, former pastor of the church but now retired, officiated. Interment was in the Dawson Cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, Freeze was born Sept. 15, 1882. He had lived in Texas the last 52 years and most of that time was spent in the Dawson community. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors, other than the widow, include one son, V. M. Freeze, Waco; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. W. P. Vickery, Bishop, and Mrs. A. G. Goins, Woodbury, Tenn.; four brothers, Tobe and Henry Freeze, both of Woodbury, Tenn.; Ord Freeze, Fort Worth, and Alvie Freeze, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Gardner, James Mitcham, Calvin Athley, Doc Sikes, Aidon Nesmith and J. B. Hale.

Eubanks directed.

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Elmer H. Hagle
Jun 10, 1880 - Aug 19, 1962

Elmer H. Hagle Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

DAWSON, Aug. 20 (Spl.)—Elmer H. Hagle, 82, retired farmer, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Born in Fort Worth, Jun. 10, 1880, he was a prominent farmer in Brushie Prairie community many years before his retirement several years ago. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Dawson Methodist church with Rev. Burton Gillis, Kerens Methodist minister and Rev. William Horick, Dawson Methodist pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery under direction of Eubanks Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife of Dawson, two sons, R. V. Hagle of Stamford and Elmerine Hagle of Corsicana; five daughters, Allene Haddox of Wilmer; Lorene Lowrence and Dorothy Youngblood, both of Dawson; Billie Ruth Spruiell of Corpus Christi, and Irene Crawford; two brothers, Johnny Hagle of Dawson and Harve Hagle of Lawton, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 20, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Margaret Ardell (Hagle) Hagle 2nd wife Ruth Irene (Kendall) Hagle; s/o Joseph Franklin “Joe” Hagle, Sr. & Edna Ann Lucieta (Coker) Hagle

Frank M. Hagle
Dec 31, 1867 - Aug 19, 1962

Frank M. Hagle Rites Sunday

DAWSON, Aug. 18 -- (Spl.) --Frank M. Hagle, 94, native of Brushie Prairie, died at his home here Friday. He was born, December 20, 1867.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Sunday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor, Hagle was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; two sons, J. T. Hagle, Hubbard, and W. H. Hagle, Dawson; a granddaughter, a great-granddaughter; a brother, Mack Hagle, and a sister, Miss Maggie Hagle, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 18, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Carrie E. (Marlow) Hagle married Apr 7, 1893; s/o Francis H. “Frank” Hagle and Judah Marieah (Woolfe) Hagle buried in Dresden cemetery (some sources list him as Frank Marieah and some as Frank Jr.)

Guy Richmond Anderson
Feb 21, 1919 - Apr 25, 1952

G. R. Anderson Rites Sunday

Funeral services for G. R. Anderson, 33, who died at his home in Streetman Friday afternoon were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist Church in Streetman. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, Corsicana, and Rev. J. Frank Steele, pastor of the Streetman church.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Jimmy, Donny, Jerry and Ronny Anderson; a daughter, Kathy Anderson, all of Streetman; two brothers, Robert Lee Anderson, Fort Worth and Max Anderson, Streetman; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Rouse, Streetman; Mrs. Douglas Hodge, Corsicana; Mrs. Bob McConkey, Corsicana, and Mrs. Freddie Ward, Estancia, N. M., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harry Chance, J. P. Robinson, Jr.; Horace Steel, Don Rampy, Billy Robinson and Lloyd Robinson.

Griffin directed.

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Arra Grace (Richmond) Anderson
Feb 8, 1894 - Feb 14, 1974

Mrs. Anderson

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Streetman for Mrs. Guy (Arra) Anderson, 80, of Streetman, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Tom Roebuck, Rev. Fred Ward, and Rev. Cecil Thompson will officiate, with burial to follow at Birdston Cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Navarro County and lived in Streetman most of her life. She was a member of First Baptist church in Streetman.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Lee Anderson of Irving and Max E. Anderson of Costa Mesa, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Rouse of Streetman, Mrs. Douglas Hodge of Eureka, Mrs. R. K. McConkey of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Fred Ward of Estancia, N. M.; 22 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Alice King of Norman, Okla.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Judy Beth Anderson
Nov 10 1953 - Nov 26, 1959

Funeral Rites Anderson Child Planned Sunday

Judy Beth Anderson, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Anderson of Amarillo, died Thursday afternoon at Amarillo.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman with burial in the Birdston Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Garta Anderson, all of Amarillo, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Massey, Winkler and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anderson, Streetman, and other relatives.

Griffin will direct.

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Lille Rae (Alston) Anderson
Apr 4, 1925 - Mar 2, 2017

Lillie Rae Alston Anderson died peacefully in her sleep on March 2, 2017 with her daughters at her side. She was 91 years old and preceded in death by her parents, Malcolm & Cora Alston, sisters, Bessye Mae Kiel, and Billie Sue Evans, and brothers, Arch Alston, and Pete Alston.

Lillie was born in Streetman, Texas on April 4, 1925. She was married on July 18, 1946. She is survived by her brother, Sonny Alston, her 2 daughters, Barbara Collie, and Chris Donnell and husband Terry. She has 4 grand-children: granddaughter Ricki Graham and husband Don, Sean Donnell and wife Michelle, Stephen Scott and wife Susie, Michelle Hoskins and husband Kevin. She has 8 great grandchildren Justin and Cameron Graham, Silas Scott; Travis, Trent, and Trace Donnell, and Tori and Scarlet Hoskins.

She raised her family in Irving, Texas and retired from General Motors before moving to Athens, Texas. She was a co-owner of Twin Lakes Petroleum, Inc. She attended services at Calvary Baptist Church in Athens, Texas and Sunday School at First Baptist Church of Athens for many years.

Bro. Paul McKinney from the First Baptist Church in Eustace, Texas will be officiating the services at Moorhead – Epps Chapel and Bro. Fred Ward will be officiating the graveside service at Birdston Cemetery.

Memorial love offerings can be donated to Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers.

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  • Moorhead – Epps Chapel , Gun Barrel City, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Lee Anderson; d/o William Malcolm Alston & Cora Estelle (McDaniel) Alston

Zora Lee (Anderson) Burleson
Apr 2, 1888 - Dec 3, 1971

Mrs. Burleson

Mrs. Zora Lee Burleson, 83, Streetman native and resident there most of her life, died early Friday in Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Streetman Baptist church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Streetman with the pastor, the Rev. Bob Gaines officiating, assisted by the Rev. Leonard Lee. Burial will be in the Birdston Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home here.

She is survived by two brothers, Fred Anderson of Streetman and Edgar R. Anderson of El Paso, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be H. W. Steele, J. A. Young, Coy O’Neal, Wylie Stroud, Gilbert Milner and Jimmy Ross Young.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 3, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Hubert M. Burleson; d/o Edgar H. “Ed” Anderson & Louesa Eunice (O’Neal) Anderson buried in Cade cemetery, Wortham, Tx.

Elizabeth (Johnson) Thomson
Sep 9, 1884 - Feb 25, 1921

Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The remains of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Thomson, wife of W. H. Thomson, who died in Dallas Friday were interred here yesterday, the funeral taking place form St. John’s Episcopal church at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The sad rites were largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of the church, read the funeral services at the church and concluded them at the grave. Among those who attended the funeral from a distance were the three uncles of the deceased, Dr. S. W. Johnson of Dallas, Dr. H. C. Johnson of Fort Worth and Hon. Cone Jonson of Tyler.

The choir of the church sang, and Mr. Brewster a former choir leader for Billie Sunday, sang a beautiful solo.

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