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Raymond Louis Perkins
Jan 21, 1938 - Feb 20, 2016

Raymond L. Perkins, 78, passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 in Fairfield. Mr. Perkins, a retired locksmith, was born January 21, 1938 in Lacassine, LA, to parents James and Avery Martin Perkins. He had been a Fairfield resident for one year coming from Tomball, TX and had lived many years in Laneville, TX. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1862. He was known for his love of fishing and playing dominos. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Avey Perkins; three brothers and three sisters. Left to cherish his memory is his children, Nancy Perkins of Cleveland, TX; Connie Kirtley and husband Philip of Fairfield; three grandchildren, P. J. Kirtley and wife Karen; Darrel Kirtley and wife Tiffany; Beth Zindler and husband Aaron; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Geneveive Domingue; Gloria Gonzalez and Mavis Lermond all of DeRidder, LA.

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Gary Eugene Ogburn
Nov 13, 1956 - Mar 15, 1977

Gary Ogburn

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Gary Ogburn, 20, resident of Roane, who died yesterday at Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

The Revs. Gary Colburn and David Hale will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ogburn of Roane; a brother Ronnie Earl Ogburn of Roane; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Coffey of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Charles Kent, Dan Kent, Tonny Williams, George Owens, Garland Gary and Nathan Andrews.

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Riley Jordan Fletcher, Rev.
Aug 3, 1875 - Sep 14, 1953

Rev. R. J. Fletcher Expires Monday; Rites Wednesday

Rev. Riley Jordan Fletcher, 78, Baptist minister for 53 years, 766 West Fourth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital shortly after 11 p.m. Monday. He was stricken with a heart attack last Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Wednesday at 3 p.m., with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the church.

Rev. Fletcher had been pastor of the First Baptist church Mission in East Corsicana for the past several years. He had been a Baptist minister since 1900.

Born in Woodville, Ala., Aug. 3, 1875, he came to Texas at the age of 15 years and worked for a railroad and later for a hotel before attending Mayo’s Normal School at Commerce, new East Texas State College. He also attended the Baylor University Seminary at Waco. He was ordained as a minister at Commerce in 1900.

He was married to Miss Lelih Etta Gill, Aug. 25, 1901.

Rev. Fletcher came to Navarro county in 1935 and held pastorates at Powell, Bazette and Farmer before becoming pastor at the Mission. Pastorates held before coming to Navarro county included Allen, Sanger, Eddy, Celeste, Hamilton, Anna, Greenville, Archer City, Wichita Falls and Petrolia.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, E. Truman Fletcher, Marietta, Ga., and Riley Eugene Fletcher, Corsicana, Navarro county attorney; a grandson, Daniel Truman Fletcher, Marietta, Ga., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Roy Bristow, Aaron Buie, N. Suttle Roberts, Elbert Hayes, John Davis and B. Vinson, all deacons of the First Baptist church.

Griffin will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep15, 1953
    Submitted by
    Diane Richards
  • h/o Lelih Etta (Gill) Fletcher married Aug. 25, 1901; s/o John Canardy Fletcher & Minerva Caroline (Bowers) Fletcher

Lelih Etta (Gill) Fletcher
Jun 30, 1880 - Nov 3, 1969

Mrs. Fletcher Rites Slated

Funeral services for Mrs. R. J. Fletcher, who died Monday in Providence Hospital in Waco, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Fletcher, 89, was the widow of the late Rev. R. J. Fletcher of Corsicana.

She is survived by one son, Riley Eugene Fletcher of Austin; one grandson, Daniel Truman Fletcher of Memphis, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren of Memphis; one sister, Mrs. M. E. Reed of Denison; one brother, Walter E. Till of Dallas; one niece and six nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mitchell Boyd, Hal Bookout, Melville Samuels, David Ralston, Jimmy Morris and Leighton Dawson.

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Beauford Halbert Jester, Jr.
Nov 20, 1938 - Oct 18, 1958

Only Son Of Late Governor Traffic Victim

Beauford H. Jester, Jr., 19, of Texarkana, native of Corsicana, son of the late governor of Texas, was killed at Conway, Arkansas, Saturday night when struck by an automobile.

Following brief services Monday morning at Texarkana, the body was brought to Corsicana where funeral rites are to be held from the McCammon Chapel at 4:30 p.m. with interment in Oakwood Cemetery in the lot where his father is buried. The rites here will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Jester and Hal Harber of Memphis, Tenn., a fellow student at Hendrix College, were returning from a café to their dormitory when the accident occurred, according to The Associated Press in a dispatch from Conway, Ark.

The victim was knocked 30 feet by the car and died a few minutes later in an ambulance en route to a hospital. The car only brushed Harber.

Police quoted the driver of the car, Jackie Matthews, 16, of Enola, as saying he did not see the two college students crossing the highway.

Jester’s father, the late Beauford H. Jester of Corsicana died of a heart attack while serving his second term as governor of Texas, July 11, 1949.

Born in Corsicana, the young Jester attended Baylor Boys School at Chattanooga, Tenn., and Texarkana Junior College before entering Hendrix College as a pre-law student.

Surviving his mother, Mrs. Josh R. Morris, Jr., Texarkana; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Burris, Arlington, Va., and Mrs. Tom Berry, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. M. Dyer, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Homer Jester, W. C. Stroube, H. R. Stroube, Truman Bragg, James Bryant, Howard Fuqua, F. B. McKie, Judge Wayne R. Howell.

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Cora Verlene (May) Thomason
Apr 29, 1935 - Dec 12, 2013

Cora Verlene Thomason, of Sanger, was born on April 29, 1935 in Malakoff, Texas to Clarence Floyd and Allie (Graham) May. She passed away in Gainesville on December 12, 2013 at the age of 77.

She attended school in Corsicana, Texas. She was a Baptist and worked as a nurse’s aide. She married Dewey Holloway and together they had five children. He preceded her in death. She later married William B. Thomason and he also precedes her in death.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm on Monday, December 16, 2013 at The Bolivar Cemetery. Bro. Dickie Amyx will be officiating the services.

She is survived by her children Kathy Carral and Dana Hollaway of Athens, Ronald Hollaway of Canton, Eddie Hollaway of Arlington and Burnice Hollaway of Athens; two sisters, Linda Lopez of Rio Grande City and Charlotte O’Dell of Sanger; 12 grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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William Hamilton Hart
Apr 17, 1879 - Apr 6, 1952

W. H. Hart Dies At Gladewater

William Hamilton Hart, 72, native of Corsicana, died at Gladewater Sunday afternoon.

Hart had made his home in Gladewater for the past five years, but prior to that time had resided here and was connected with the Hart Brothers water concern for many years.

He was the son of the late Stephen L. Hart and Susie E. Hamilton, early day Corsicana residents and Tennessee natives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Gladewater; two step-sons, Ernest Belcher, Gladewater, and Hubert L. Smith, Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. Stafford Hilliyer, Gladewater; two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Garvin and Mrs. Ella Blackmon, both of Corsicana; two brothers, S. H. and Jess Hart, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 7, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Eva/Elvira (Durham) Smith-Belcher-Hart married Oct 19, 1924; s/o Stephen Leonard Hart & Susanna Sarah Elizabeth (Hamilton) Hart

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W. H. Hart Rites Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for William Hamilton Hart, 72, who died at Gladewater Sunday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A native of Corsicana, the son of the late Stephen A. Hart and Susie Hamilton Hart. He resided here until five years ago when he moved to Gladewater. He was connected with Hart Brothers Water company here for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Gladewater; two step-sons, Ernest Belcher, Gladewater, and Herbert Smith, Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. Stafford Hilliyer, Gladewater; two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Garvin and Mrs. Ella Blackmon, both of Corsicana; two brothers, S. H. and Jess Hart, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were W. A. Hammett, J. L. Arnett, Lee McLaughlin, Charles M. Smith, Johnny Kunkle and A. J. Whistler.

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Hubert Lee Smith
Oct 22, 1903 - Jan 6, 1975

H. L. Smith

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for H. L. Smith, 71, retired watch repairman who died Monday at his home, 2800 West Collin St. The Rev. Peter Kach and Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A Native of Cryer Creek, he had lived in Corsicana most of his life.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Laura Smith of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Jewel Hillyer of Longview and Mrs. Millie Ferguson of Alvin; his step-mother, Mrs. Alma Smith of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Peter Coker, G. H. Sutherlin, Lloyd Nichols, Ernest Parker, Glen Prater and Richard Ivie.

Honorary pallbearers will include Felix Speights, J. W. Turner, W. L. Toms and J. W. Scott.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 7, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Laura Bell (Denson) Smith-Page, Rev. married Mar. 29, 1927; s/o Oscar Otis Smith & Eva/Elvira (Durham) Smith-Belcher-Hart

Laura Bell (Denson) Smith-Page, Rev.
Jul 31, 1911 - Nov 19, 1977

Rev. Laura Page

Services are to be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Pentecostal Church of God for Rev. Laura Smith Page, 66, resident of Arlington and former resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Kilgore.

Officiating will be Rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. Maurice McLeroy. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, John A. Page of Arlington; three brothers, George Denson and Alvin Denson, both of Corsicana, and Jack Denson of Tucson, Ariz.; four sisters, Mrs. F. D. Hawkins, Mrs. Birdie Wright, and Mrs. Lillie Kirk, all of Corsicana and Mrs. Winnie Hayden of San Diego, Calif.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Pete Coker, Royce Owen, Lloyd Nichols, Glenn Prater, Richard Ivie and G. H. Sutherlin.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Nov 20, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Hubert Lee Smith married Mar 29, 1927 2nd husband John A. Page married May 25, 1976; d/o Hamilton Albert “Ham” Denson & Allie Katherine “Kate” (Wallraven) Denson buried in Resthaven cemetery

Jewel Irene (Griffin) Murphree
Jan 30, 1902 - Mar 20, 1952

Mrs. Z. S. Murphree Services Friday

Mrs. Jewell Irene Murphree, 50, died at the family home, 1421 South Eighteenth street, Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister, conducted the rites.

A native Texan, Mrs. Murphree had resided in Corsicana many years.

Surviving are her husband, Z. S. Murphree, Corsicana; three sons, Donald Murphree, Lubbock; Billy Murphree, Corsicana, and Bobby Murphree, U. S. Air Forces, South Carolina; mother, Mrs. D. E. Griffin, Corsicana; two brothers, Ollie Griffin, Waco, and Olls Griffin, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Robinson, Athens, and Mrs. Winnie Simpson, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ray Whiteside, Billy Bob Collier, Floyd Bamburg, J. L. Averitt, Chesley Pope and Bobby Berrier.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 21, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Zelma Spurgeon Murphree; d/o David Edward Griffin & Emma Pearl (Epperson) Griffin buried in Athens cemetery, Athens, Tx.

Wiley Lester Kirk, Sr.
Oct 5, 1893 - Nov 28, 1960

W. L. Kirk Dies In VA Hospital Rites Tuesday

W. L. Kirk, Sr., 67, Dallas realtor, formerly of Corsicana, died in the VA Hospital at Lisbon Sunday about midnight following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Dickson, associate pastor, Highland Park Methodist church, of which he was a member.

A native of Madison, Ga., Kirk, a veteran of World War I, was connected with the post office here for 16 years before moving to Dallas a number of years ago where he established the W. L. Kirk Lumber Company. He was a member of the Dallas Real Estate Board.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maudelle Smith Kirk, 3415 Binkley, Dallas; a son, Wiley L. Kirk, Jr., Tyler; three brothers, D. E. Kirk, Abilene; W. F. Kirk, Hawley, and Grady Kirk, Lawton, Okla., and other relatives. Kirk was a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. K. L. McKeown of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Stell, Lloyd Kerr, E. E. Burkhart, W. B. Waddell, John Garner, Wayne Norris, Charles Keathley, Don Johns and Arthur Simpson.

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William Burdine Farmer
Oct 10, 1872 - Apr 4, 1952

Services Sunday For W. B. Farmer

Funeral services for William Burdine Farmer, 79, who was found dead of a heart attack at his home in the Zion’s Rest community Friday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

A native of Purdon, Farmer had resided in this vicinity for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two sons, T. A. (Tom) Farmer, Corsicana, and O. W. Farmer, Duncan, Okla.; a brother, James E. Farmer, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. L. H. Wilson, Corsicana; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Howard, Walter Hamilton, Robert Joyner, Albert Tinkle, Henry Slate and A. S. Fullerton.

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Hallie (Hervey) Knight
Feb 19, 1879 - Jun 27, 1952

Mrs. Knight Dies Friday At Noon

Mrs. Hallie Hervey Knight, life-long resident of Navarro county, 717 North Twenty-Fourth street, died at the Navarro Clinic at noon Friday.

Surviving are a son, Joe Bert Knight, Kosse; two brothers, Claude Hervey, Rice, and Wilmot Hervey, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Hiram Rainwater, Austin; a grandson and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Friday afternoon.

McCammon will direct.

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Mrs. H. H. Knight Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Hallie Hervey Knight, 73, life-long resident of Navarro county, 717 North Twenty-Fourth street, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Knight died in the Navarro Clinic at noon Friday.

Surviving are a son, Joe Bert Knight, Edinburg; two brothers, Claude Hervey, Rice, and Wilmot Hervey, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Hiram Rainwater, Austin; a grandson and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Claude Hervey, Jr., Hiram Rainwater, Clark McMullan, Boyd Rice, Spencer Lowrey and Haig Kling.

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David Kelly Knight
Aug 9, 1963 - Aug 10, 1963

Knight Twins Rites Sunday

Graveside services for Michael Khristopher and David Kelly Knight, one-day-old twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. Knight of Corsicana, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday, were held at Oakwood cemetery. Sunday at 4 p.m. the rites were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christianchurch.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Knight, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Kettelkamp, Ardmore, Okla., great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Forester, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Mon., Aug 12, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o William Travis “Bill” Knight & Frances Lynn (Kettlekamp) Knight (twin brother to Michael Kristopher Knight)

Michael Kristopher Knight
Aug 9, 1963 - Aug 10, 1963

Knight Twins Rites Sunday

Graveside services for Michael Khristopher and David Kelly Knight, one-day-old twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. Knight of Corsicana, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday, were held at Oakwood cemetery. Sunday at 4 p.m. the rites were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christianchurch.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Knight, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Kettelkamp, Ardmore, Okla., great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Forester, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Mon., Aug 12, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o William Travis “Bill” Knight & Frances Lynn (Kettlekamp) Knight (twin brother to David Kelly Knight)

Harriet Ann (Lewis) Knight
Jan 14, 1895 - Jan 8, 1975

Mrs. Knight

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Richard W. Knight, 79, Corsicana who died early Wednesday in Fayetteville, N. C., where she was visiting a son.

She was the widow of Richard W. “Dick” Knight, longtime Corsicana Chamber of Commerce manager-executive vice president, who preceded here in death on April 20, 1966.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Richard G. Knight of Fayetteville, N. C.; and Dr. Ralph Knight of Wichita Falls; a number of grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Bateman and Mrs. Mary Baskett, both of Houston; and one brother, Earl Lewis of Powderly, Texas.

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Mrs. Knight

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Richard W. Knight, 79, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Fayetteville, N. C. where she was visiting a son.

J. C. Bristow, Jehovah’s Witnesses overseer, will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, a number of grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.

Pallbearers will be George Chambers, Joel Chambers, Roy Patrick, David Campos, Walter Taylor and Jess Nelson.

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Joseph Franklin Hagle, Jr.
Mar 11, 1873 - Aug 14, 1960

Joseph F. Hagle Expires Sunday

Joseph H. Hagle, 87, retired farmer, native of Navarro county, died Sunday in Twilight Home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the First Methodist church in Dawson with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Sanders, pastor of the church, and Rev. W. O. Estes, Baptist minister, and Rev. Fred Chapman, pastor of the First Baptist church, Dawson.

Born at Brushie Prairie, Hagle moved to a farm north of Dawson many years ago and later to Dawson.

Surviving are three sons, Floyd, Doyle and Marvin Hagle, all of Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Vera Cox, Waco, and Mrs. Mable Ruth Williams, Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three brothers, H. H. Hagle, Lawton, Okla.; E. H. and Johnny Hagle, both of Dawson, and other relatives, One grandson, B. L. Hagle, is the proprietor of the Navarro Drive-in Theatre on West Highway 31.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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Newell Martell Hagle
Jan 20, 1923 - Sep 16, 1955

Nealy Parrish Charged In Death Of Martell Hagle

Nealy Parrish, 47-year-old Dawson farmer, has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Martell Hagle, 32 on a cemetery road two miles northwest of Dawson Friday afternoon.

Also a Dawson farmer, Hagle was slain with a shot gun slug which broke his arm and entered his left side, Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse reported.

Scene of Shooting
Scene of the shooting, according to Pevehouse, was a road near Libert Hill cemetery. It occurred at about 3:45 p.m. he said.

The sheriff said Hagle managed to drive himself about three miles—to the city limits of Hubbard –and then collapsed at the wheel of his car, which plunged into a ditch. A passerby summoned help, and the wounded man was taken to Hubbard for treatment. He then was rushed to Memorial hospital in Corsicana, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Parrish Surrenders
Parrish came in the county jail here afterwards and surrendered, Pevehouse reported. He was charged with murder in a complaint filed before Justice of the Peace Walter Hayes, and then released on $2,500 bond.

Sheriff Pevehouse said a 16 gauge shotgun, loaded with a “slug” sometimes used for deer hunting, was used. The gun and slug, as well as the cartridge discharged at the scene were recovered.

Deputy Howe French and City Marshall Jack Garner of Dawson also investigated the shooting.

No Formal Statement
Parrish declined to make a formal statement when taken before County Attorney Jimmy Morris. The grand jury will investigate the case, Morris said.

Funeral services for Hagle will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday from the Rev. Isaac Thornton, Baptist minister from Fairfield, and the Rev. Burt Gillis, Methodist preacher of Dawson, officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery. Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

Haggle is survived by his wife, Bonnie Sue Hagle; a daughter, Martha Lou Hagle, both of Hubbard; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Hagle of Dawson; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Teakell, Hubbard; and Mrs. Hughie Shaw, Dawson.

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Harvey Wesley Payne
Nov 26, 1914 - Sep 6, 1970

Payne Service Set Wednesday

Funeral services for Harvey Payne, 55, will be Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Mr. Payne died Sunday at his home in Konawa, Okla. He was a construction foreman and a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Marie, of Konawa; three brothers, Joe and Howard Payne, both of Houston, and Everett Payne of New Boston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

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Payne Rites

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Harvey Payne, 55, who died Sunday in Konawa, Okla. the Rev. Robert Potts officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lee Holsey, Barry Holsey, Alex Lockhart, L. A. Wolverton, Luke Terry, and Larry Ashley.

A former Corsicana resident, he is survived by his wife; three brothers, and several nieces and nephews.

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Rosa Lelia (Nettles) Payne
Oct 21, 1883 - Jul 8, 1972

Mrs. Payne

Services are scheduled for Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Griffin Chapel for Mrs. Rosa Lelia Payne, 88 of Corsicana who died in town Saturday night. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dewey Oliver of Corsicana; a son, John Payne of Houston; a grandson, W. P. Leonard, III, of Shreveport; two great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Vernelle Payne of Corsicana.

The details of the services are still pending.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Jul 9, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Grover Claiborn Payne; d/o Joseph Rutledge Nettles & Nancy Elizabeth (Edwards) Nettles (Rosa shares a monument with son John)

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Mrs. Payne

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Chapel for Mrs. Rosa Lelia Payne, 88, of Corsicana.

Interment was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, a son, a grandson, two great-grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law.

Pallbearers will be Victor D. Howell, J. F. Hamilton, J. W. McCammon, J. S. Dill, Joe Pete Marsh and Jessie Childers.

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Joseph Claiborn Payne
Feb 8, 1908 - Aug 20, 1965

Sunday Rites For J. C. Payne

Funeral services for J. C. Payne, 67, merchant, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday night of a heart attack, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Christian church of which he was a member.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Stephen L. Massle, minister of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Louisiana, Payne had operated the Payne Grocery and Market, formerly Woolley and Payne, for many years. He was a veteran of World War II and held membership in the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vernelle Payne and mother, Mrs. Rosa Payne, both of Corsicana; a brother, John L. Payne, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Melva Oliver, Corsicana; a nephew, W. P. Leonard, III, Shreveport, La.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rex French, R. B. Hayes, Jr.; Chester Sprinkle, Vic Howell, J. P. Marsh, Ed Aston, J. F. Hamilton, Erwin McGraw, J. W. McCammon and James M. Muesse.

Griffin directed.

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Troy Winston Payne
Feb 19, 1904 - Jan 28, 1962

Troy Payne Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Troy Payne were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon chapel with Rev. Claude Gordon, pastor, Rice Baptist church and Rev. Jack Bell, Baptist minister officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery with Masons in charge of graveside rites.

A Navarro county native and former Corsicana resident, Mr. Payne died Sunday in a Houston Hospital. He was 57.

He was an employe of Brown and Root Construction company and had been in South America the past four years.

Survivors include his widow; five brothers, Harvey, Howard and Joe Payne, all of Houston; Kyle Payne, Mesquite, and E. E. Payne, Dallas; mother, Mrs. W. H. Payne, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Paul Keller, Charles Martin, Ross Roebuck, Barry Holsey, Burge Huggins and Lee Holsey.

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William Kyle Payne, St.
Feb 29, 1912 - Oct 9, 1963

Rites Saturday For W. K. Payne

Final rites for William Kyle Payne, 51, of Garland, who died Wednesday night were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Roy Heady of Fort Worth.

Surviving are his wife, Leona Payne, and a son, William Kyle Payne, Jr., both of Garland; four brothers, Everett E. Payne, Dallas; Howard, Harry and Joe Payne, all of Houston; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lee Holsey, Barry Holsey, R. N. O’Hara, W. P. Mitchell, Dalton Beene and B. B. Huggins.

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Edward Clark “Ed” McCarver
Aug 8, 1870 - Jun 29, 1953

Wednesday Rites Planned At First Methodist Church

Funeral services for E. D. McCarver, 82, prominent business, church and fraternal leader, who died Monday, will be held from the First Methodist church Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the church, of which McCarver was a long-time steward and leader.

McCarver was born August 8, 1870, in Arkansas, and came to Texas as a young man. He has been prominent in the laundry business for more than a half century and was an active member of the Knights of Pythias lodge. He has headed the Corsicana Laundry and Cleaning Company for many years.

Mr. and Mrs. McCarver had been married 57 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, C. J. McCarver, Albuquerque, N. M.; Farley McCarver, Corsicana, and James Lawrence McCarver, Orange; four daughters, Mrs. E. H. Hancock, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Mildred Harrison, Corsicana; Mrs. John D. Gale, North Hollywood, Calif.; and Mrs. Tom J. Cole, Alamo, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. C. L. Sandifer, Denison, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be L. M. Morton, W. B. Waddell, R. E. Fletcher, L. F. Flynn, W. V. Mowlam, Rufus Pevehouse, Herbert Varley, Sam Boyd, all members of the Knights of Pythias Lodge.

McCammon will direct.
 

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Annie (Farley) McCarver
Dec 22, 1876 - Aug 15, 1954

Mrs. McCarver Expires Sunday; Services Tuesday

Mrs. E. D. McCarver, 77, native of Mexico, Mo., long-time Corsicana resident, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning following several years illness.

She was the widow of the late E. D. McCarver, who operated the Corsicana Laundry and Cleaning Company, North Main street and West Fourth avenue, for many years.

Mrs. McCarver was a long-time member of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, C. J. McCarver, Albuquerque, N. M.; Farley McCarver, Corsicana, and James Lawrence McCarver, Orange; four daughters, Mrs. E. H. Hancock, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Mildred Harrison, Corsicana; Mrs. John D. Gale, North Hollywood, Calif., and Mrs. Tom J. Cole, Almos, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Tuesday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor.

Pallbearers will be T. L. Carlisle, Lloyd Carraway, L. I. Griffin, Boyce Martin, L. M. Morton, W. B. Waddell, Sam Werner and W. Art Martin.

McCammon will direct.

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Edward Farley McCarver
Aug 28, 1900 - May 19, 1977

Farley McCarver

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Farley McCarver, 76, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. D. McCarver, associated with his father in the Corsicana Laundry for many years, a native of Corsicana, and a veteran OF World War I. He was also a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; two sons, W. F. McCarver of Fort Worth and Larry McCarver of Perry, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. E. B. Junge of Overland Park, Kans.; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Harrison of Callas, Mrs. T. J. Cole of Tyler, Mrs. E. H. Hancock of Estes Park, Colo., and Mrs. John D. Gale of North Hollywood, Calif. and a brother, Lawrence McCarver of Fort Worth.

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Farley McCarver

The Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate, at the 11 a.m. Saturday services at Corley Fuenral Home Chapel for the Farley McCarver services.

He died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

Pallbearers are Floyd Kuhns, Albert Fullerton, A. S. Fulton, Owen Elliott, Earl Phinny, and Lewis Brandon.

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Christopher Wright Phinney
Dec 1, 1872 - Mar 3, 1958

C. W. Phinney Dies Here On Monday

C. W. Phinney, aged 74 years, retired carpenter, 715 South Sixteenth street, died in Memorial Hospital Monday.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Phinney was a native of Pine Bluff, Ark.

Surviving are two brothers, Robert H. Phinney, Corsicana, and Arthur Phinney, Austin, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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John William Phinney
Aug 15, 1877 - Jun 25, 1922

J. W. Phinney Died Near White Chapel

J. W. Phinney, aged 45 years, died at his home three miles west of town last night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood at 11 o’clock this morning.

Deceased is survived by his wife and six children.

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Mary Abby (Crosser) Phinney-Blessing
Dec 22, 1885 - Jul 20, 1972

Mrs. Blessing

Mrs. Mary A. Blessing, 86, died Thursday morning in Malakoff. She was a native of Henderson County and moved to Navarro County in 1895. Since 1967, she had made her home in Malakoff with her son, Luther R. Phinny.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in Corley Funeral Chapel, the Rev. David W. Hale officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by 10 sons, R. W. Phinny of Corsicana, J. W. Phinny of Plainview, J. A. Phinny of Houston, C. W. Phinny of Alta Loma, H. S. Phinny of Overton, L. R. Phinny of Malakoff, J. M. Phinny of Freeport, A. T. Blessing of Fort Worth, O. B. Blessing of Ocean Springs, Miss., and M. L. Blessing of Corsicana; a daughter, Katey Hugghins of Eustace; 26 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Byron Harwell
Jan 27, 1887 - Jul 6, 1961

Byron Harwell Services Today

Final rites for Byron Harwell, 74, who died Thursday in Baylor Hospital in Dallas, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church of which Harwell was a life elder, assisted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, Harwell retired in 1957 as assistant secretary-treasurer of the Corsicana Production Credit Association.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Rayford W. Harwell, Fort Worth, and Alvis Harwell, Corsicana; four grandchildren; three brothers, J. D. Harwell, Corsicana; W. L. Harwell, Las Cruces, N. M., and G. G. Harwell, Temple; two sisters, Mrs. T. A. Boyd, Corsicana, and Mrs. Joe Gray, San Angelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. M. Montgomery, Albert Fullerton, Wesley Edens, Sr.; Wesley Edens, Jr.; E. J. Womack, Chester Sprinkle, Bob Arnold, J. W. Hall, Emmett Dosser, G. M. Gillespie, Sr. and Allen Breithaupt, all elders.

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Ida (Moore) Harwell
Jan 26, 1865 - Feb 17, 1955

Friday Services For Mrs. Harwell

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Harwell, 90, who died at the family home, 1430 West First avenue, Thursday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p.m.

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

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Harwell had resided in Corsicana 68 years.

Surviving are a son, Raymond Harwell, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Kerr, Corsicana; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. A. Farmer, Fred R. Wood, J. Tom Eady, Lloyd Chambliss, Boyce Martin, William Lee Holman, Festus A. Pierce and J. Shelby Hicks.

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Stella Alwilda (Kent) Harwell
Jun 23, 1892 - Jan 17, 1976

Mrs. Harwell

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Byron (Stella) Harwell, 83, who died Saturday at a local nursing home.

Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

A life-long resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Harwell is survived by two sons, Rayford Harwell of Granbury and Alvis Harwell of Corsicana, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Joe Butler of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Harwell

Pallbearers for the Mrs. Byron (Stella) Harwell services held at 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel were Eugene Stewart, Frank Kent, Claude Hervey, O. S. Bryson, J. A. Fullerton, and Elliott Middleton.

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Earl Davis “Spooky” Fortson
Oct 31, 1941 - Dec 19, 1959

Earl Fortson Is Found Dead At Arlington

Earl A. Fortson, Jr, 18, Arlington State freshman, was found dead in his apartment at Arlington early Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Reginal King, pastor of the Emanuel Baptist church, and Rev. Sam Welsh, Baptist minister.

Justice of the Peace Kathleen Hall said Fortson apparently died of gas asphyxiation, according to The Associated Press. The news service added that Judge Hall withheld an inquest verdict.

Fortson is reported to have shared an apartment with other students and one of his roommates, Larry Lulsh, is said to have discovered the body.

The student was born in Corsicana October 31, 1941, and is a graduate of Corsicana High School.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl A. Fortson, 2002 West First avenue, Corsicana; grandparents, Mrs. Addie M. Fortson, Palestine, and Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Leish, Ennis, and other relatives.

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Earl Fortson Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Earl A. Fortson, Jr., found dead Sunday night in his apartment in Arlington, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Reginal King, pastor of the Emanuel Baptist church, and Rev. Sam Welsh, Baptist minister.

Fortson was a graduate of Corsicana High School and was a freshman in Arlington State College.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl A. Fortson, Sr., Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Leish, Ennis and Mrs. Addie M. Fortson, Palestine, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Hollingsworth, Billy Johnson, Robert Earl Curtis, Charlie Steely, Glen Prater, Bill Worthen, Dale Truitt and Bob McGill.

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Earl Davis Fortson, Sr.
Jul 29, 1908 - Mar 28, 1970

Earl Fortson Rites Monday

Earl Fortson, 61, a native of Anderson County, died in Memorial Hospital here Saturday afternoon. He resided at 2002 W. 4th Ave. and was a retired Mobil Oil employe.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ben Hargrove of Texas City will officiate, assisted by the Rev. James McKee of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maybelle Fortson of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Addie May Fortson of Palestine; six brothers, Leo Fortson of Fort Worth, the Rev. Jack Fortson of Edinburg, the Rev. Eddie Fortson of Duncanville, the Rev. Jeff Fortson of Gladewater; Dale Fortson of Abilene and Joe Fortson of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Al Rossen of Palestine and Mrs. Arthur Holder of Edinburg; several nieces and nephews.

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Fortson Rites

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Corley Chapel for Earl Fortson, 61, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Ben Hargrove of Texas City officiated, assisted by the Rev. James McKee of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

A retired Mobil Oil employe and a native of Anderson County, Fortson is survived by his wife of Corsicana, his mother, six brothers, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Alton Justiss, Joe Baumgartner, Norman Gilcrease, Bobbie Carter, Harold Scott, Leroy Barton, John Norwood and Dale Truitt.

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Mae Bell (Harrison) Fortson
Jan 2, 1909 - Dec 11, 1977

Mrs. Fortson

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. E. D. (Mable) Fortson, 68, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Ben Hargrove will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Ellis County, had lived in Corsicana 35 years; was a past matron of the Eastern Star and a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Morris of Corsicana and Mrs. Willie Pearl Cook of Ennis and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mamie Lou (Gatlin) Lockhart
Feb 16, 1886 - Dec 2, 1953

Mrs. L. C. Lockhart Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. L. C. Lockhart, 67, who died while visiting in Freer, Texas, Wednesday morning, will be held from the Tupelo Methodist church Friday at 11 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cleon Flanagan, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Lockhart was the widow of the late L. C. Lockhart of Tupelo, who died last May 17.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. B. C. Bartlett, Freer, and Mrs. C. J. Easterly, Dallas; a grandson, John Easterley, Dallas; a grandson, John Easterley, Dallas; a brother, H. R. Gatlin, Biloxi, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. R. Cook, John Bowden, Baxter Burdine, R. M. Bowden, Lon Warfield, and Leroy McAfee.

Corley Will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 3, 1953
    Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Lucian Constintine Lockhart married Jul 31, 1912; d/o Hilliard Churchill Gatlin & Mary Virginia (McMullen) Gatlin

Burnett James (Seward) Pratt
Mar 7, 1903 - Dec 7, 1953

Mrs. F. T. Pratt Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank T. Pratt, Sr., 50, who died at the family home, 1615 Cherry, Monday night, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Central Methodist Church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Ray, pastor. Burial was made in Oakwood cemetery.

The family returned to make their home in Corsicana last week. Her husband had been retired by the Standard Oil Co. at Tulsa, Okla. They were married in Corsicana 32 years ago.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Frank T. Pratt, Jr., Tulsa; a daughter, Mrs. E. J. Allison, San Francisco, Calif.; a brother Geddes Seward, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Jordan, Dallas, and Mrs. Louis Thomas, San Diego, Calif.; father Vivian E. Seward, Dallas, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. C. Stover, Pat Loggins, Wm. T. Carter, John C. Hughes, E. M. Caskey and David Castles.

Corley directed.

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Edith (Miller) Pratt
Nov 20, 1913 - Jul 12, 1956

Mrs. John Pratt, 50, died in Dallas early Thursday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon but the rites will probably be held sometime Saturday with McCammon in charge.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas; two brothers, Roy Miller and Charles Miller, both of Louisiana, and other relatives.

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John Oscar Pratt
Jul 11, 1892 - Feb 18, 1960

John O. Pratt Rites Saturday

Funeral services for John O. Pratt, 65, native of Corsicana, who died in the VA Hospital in Temple Thursday morning, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Reared in Corsicana, Pratt had resided in Dallas at 708 North Ewing for 40 years. He was a veteran of World War I and an independent sign painter.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. S. E. McEntyre, Compton, Calif.; Mrs. Carl Richards and Mrs. Clyde Richards, both of Bartlett, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives including Joe Pratt of Corsicana.

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Emma Jane (Ammons) Pratt
Jan 16, 1884 - Jun 11, 1964

Hold Services For Mrs. Pratt

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe Pratt, Sr., 80, who died in a Tyler hospital early Thursday, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.

Mrs. Pratt was a former Corsicana resident.

Surviving are two sons, Joe Pratt, Jr., Corsicana, and D. F. Pratt, Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. M. A. Westbrook, Tyler; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Novak, Corsicana, and Mrs. L. H. Newcomb, Oklahoma, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Andy Westbrook, Harold Henry, Cecil Brown, Buford Moore, Gene Browning and Gene Montgomery.

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Frank Thad Pratt, Sr.
Feb 18, 1897 - Jul 10, 1955

Frank T. Pratt Fatally Stricken

Frank T. Pratt, 58, retired employe of an oil and gas firm, died of a heart attack Sunday morning in a Tulsa, Okla., hospital.

Pratt was visiting his son, Frank T. Pratt, Jr., when he was stricken.

Funeral arrangements to be handled by Corley Funeral Home, are incomplete.

He was reared in Corsicana, and moved away, bur returned and had lived here for the past two years.

Two nephews, Joe Pratt, Jr., and A. R. Nelson, and a sister-in-law, Emma Pratt, reside here.

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Frank T. Pratt Rites Scheduled Here Wednesday

Funeral services will be held from the Corley chapel here Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Frank T. Pratt, Sr., 58, retired oil and gas company machinist who died of a heart attack Sunday in a Tulsa, Okla., hospital.

Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Pratt was visiting a son in Tulsa at the time he was stricken.

Survivors include his son, Frank T. Pratt, Jr., Tulsa; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Allison, Hayward, Calif.; five grandchildren; a brother, John Pratt, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Carl S. Richards, Dallas; Mrs. Clyde O. Richards, Bartlett, and Mrs. Everett McIntyre, Dallas.

Masons will be pallbearers.

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Margaret Ardell (Hagle) Hagle
Dec 2, 1884 - Dec 4, 1975

Mrs. Hagle

Funeral services will be held at graveside at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Margaret Hagle, 91, who died Thursday night at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Roy Davis will officiate.

Mrs. Hagle is survived by two sons, R. V. Hagle, Stanford; Mr. Elmerine Hagle, Corsicana; one daughter, Irene Crawford, Corsicana; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one brother, Hugh M. Hagle, Corsicana

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 5, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Elmer H. Hagle buried in Dawson cemetery; d/o Francis H. “Frank” Hagle & Sarah Ann (Schilling) Hagle buried in Dresden cemetery, Dresden, Tx.

Solonis Edgar Gideon, Prof.
Oct 26, 1867 - Feb 29, 1952

Prof. S. E. Gideon Dies In Dallas

Silas Edgar Gideon, 83, retired Corsicana and Dallas teacher, died in a Dallas hospital Friday afternoon.

Funeral services are planned from the Sparkman-Brand chapel in Dallas at 2 p.m. Sunday, with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery here at 5 p.m. Sunday. The rites here will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Prof. Gideon taught school in Corsicana and operated the Gideon Military Institute in Corsicana and Chatfield for many years. He was with the government in Washington during World War I, later teaching in Dallas for many years before his retirement.

Surviving are a nephew, Lee Gideon, Missouri; a niece, Mrs. Ruth Toffel, San Antonio and a sister-in-law, Mrs. H. T. Jackson, Corsicana.

Corley will conduct local arrangements.

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Linda Ann LeRouax
B&D Sep 4, 1952

Infant Services Friday Morning

Funeral services for Linda Ann LeRouax, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard LeRouax, Streetman, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Birdston cemetery where interment was made. The babe died at the Navarro Clinic late Thursday afternoon.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, formerly of Streetman.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark DuBose, Streetman, and Mrs. Leona LeRouax, Houston and other relatives.

Griffin directed.

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Bonnylin Lee (McBride) Allmon
Mar 28, 1925 - Jan 13, 2014

BONNYLIN LEE ALLMON Bonnylin Lee Allmon was born in Schulenburg, Texas on March 28, 1925 to Thomas and Erna Nordhausen McBride. Bonnylin passed away in Kaufman, Texas on January 13, 2014. Bonnylin was raised in Schulenburg and graduated high school in 1942. She moved to Galveston, Texas later and was crowned Miss Beauty and Personality at Galveston Army Airfield on August 12, 1944. After, she had moved to Houston Bonnylin moved to Irving, Lewisville, Dallas, Sugarland and then to DeSoto before moving to Kaufman in 2002. She worked for LTV in Grand Prairie for a few years. While she was in Lewisville Bonnylin was a past PTA President, past Mother Advisor of the Order of Rainbow Girls, Eastern Star and a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughters: Sandy Anderson-Thompson and her husband Michael of Collierville, Tenn., Patty D. Allmon Gray of Denton and Sharla Vrzalik and her husband Frankie of Kaufman, brother: Buddy McBride of Schulenburg, sister: Rene Sustr of Schulenburg, grandchildren: Shelley Graney, Bradley Bain, Allison Vrzalik and Madison Vrzalik, great-grandchildren: Olivia Graney, Jack Graney, Kelyn Bain and Kinlynn Gore.

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Morah Eloise (Walthall) Keel
Aug 29, 1905 - Oct 17, 1975

Mrs. Keel

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. K. A. (Morah) Keel, 70, Rev. Billy Fitch will officiate.

Burial will be at Birdstone Cemetery. Mrs. Keel lived in Streetman for 52 years. She is survived by her husband, K. A. Keel of Streetman; one son, Billy Gene Keel, Hooks; two daughters, Mrs. Marceline Boanas of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Glenda Jo Gentry of Abilene; 12 grandchildren and two great grand children; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Sweltzer of Fort Worth and Mrs. Gladys Williams of California.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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John Owen Lewis
Apr 25, 1895 - Jul 9, 1973

J. O. Lewis

Services were to be held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Chapel for J. O. Lewis, 78, of Corsicana, who died Sunday morning in the Fairfield Hospital. Rev. Darwin Wolfe was to officiate with assistance from Rev. Leonard Lee. Interment was to follow at the Birdston Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. J. O. Lewis of Corsicana; one son, Floyd Lewis of Robstown; two grandsons; eight sisters, Mrs. Laura Flanagan of Corsicana, Mrs. Dora Knight of Roane, Mrs. Lona Newell of Lufkin, Mrs. Lola Dodd of Arlington, Mrs. Minnieola Seborne of California, Mrs. Reba Moore of Houston, Mrs. Wanda Hines of Mansfield and Mrs. Elsie Gathright of Memphis, Tenn.; and six brothers, Elmer Lewis of Corsicana, Bill Lewis of Houston, Jim Lewis of Art, A. C. Lewis of Corsicana, Ike Lewis of Fort Worth and Joe Lewis of Houston.

Pallbearers were to be Allen Jamison, Elmer Lewis, L. V. Clark, Leslie Grayson, Jack Brooks, Hugh Steele, William Morris and Gordon Grizzard.

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Lillie Alice (Cowart) McDaniel
Mar 31, 1879 - Jan 18, 1963

Hold Services Mrs. McDaniel

Final rites for Mrs. Alice McDaniel, 83, who died at her home in Fort Worth Friday morning, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman. She was the widow of the late Dr. W. O. McDaniel, long-time Streetman physician.

The services were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister of Fairfield. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are a son, V. E. McDaniel, Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. T. P. Brewer, Mrs. Cora Alston and S. A. Clark, all of Fort Worth, and Mrs. U. F. Roberts, Waco; 20 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Watt Orr Roberts, Jerry McDaniel, T. J. McDaniel, T. P. Brewer, Jr., Mickey Brewer, Ben Roberts, Robert Anderson, and Ed Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons.

McCammon Directed.

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Wiley Nathaniel “Buck” Robertson
Jan 7, 1909 - Feb 8, 1952

W. N. Robertson Services Monday

W. N. (Buck) Robertson, 43, of Waco, died in a Waco hospital Friday.

Funeral services are planned at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Wilkerson & Hatch Funeral Chapel with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Kirby McMuire.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Minnie Howard, Waco; a son, Terry McDonald Robertson, Waco, and a half-sister, Miss Winnie Robertson, Dawson.

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Sadie Ruth Robertson
Jan 22, 1904 - Apr 14, 1959

Miss Robertson Rites Thursday

DAWSON, April 16 (Spl.)—Miss Sadie Ruth Robertson, 55, who was reared here, died in Dallas Tuesday.

Funeral services were held from the Church of Christ here Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Romie Perryman, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ada Thomas, Dallas and Mrs. Hattie Hamilton, Dawson; two brothers, Ed and Jeff Robertson, both of Dawson and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Wolfe directed.

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Ed Benjamin/Britton Robertson
Sep 17, 1891 - Mar 29, 1961

E. B. Robertson Dies At Dawson

DAWSON, March 30 (Spl.)—Ed. B. Robertson, 69, retired Navarro County Precinct 3 employe, died at his home here Wednesday following a several years’ illness.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Eubanks Funeral Chapel with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred Chapman, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; a son, Billy Robertson, U. S. Army, Germany; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Riley and Mrs. Freddie Garrett, both of Waco; Mrs. Harvey Northern, Amarillo, and Mrs. John R. Farrell, Fort Worth; 21 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother, Jeff Robertson, Dawson; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Hamilton, Dawson, and Mrs. Ada Thomas, Dallas, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 30, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (One source says Ed Benjamin and another Ed Britton)
  • h/o Lyda Beatrice (Davis) Robertson married Jan 16, 1916; s/o Henry Thomas Robertson & Matilda (Randolph) Robertson

Dewey King Robertson
Aug 2, 1899 - Oct 16, 1939

Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Curington, Criminal District Attorney Banister and state highway patrolmen are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of Tim Robertson at Dawson at an early hour Monday morning, it was revealed Saturday. It was at first believed that Robertson had been struck by a hit-and-run driver after he was found in a dying condition. Investigations, it was stated had been conducted by Dawson officers and no report had been made of the case to local officers until late Wednesday.

Curington and Banister said they had not made any headway on the investigations of believed foul play in the case, bur Banister said gravel secured at the site where the body was found had been sent to the state laboratories in Austin for analysis.

The county officers further revealed that a number of witnesses believed to have information about the movements of the victim immediately preceding his death would be summoned before the grand jury Nov. 7.

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Perry Bunch
Aug 9, 1856 - Aug 6, 1952

Perry Bunch Dies

Perry Bunch, 96, grandfather of A. C. Bunch of Mexia, former resident of Corsicana, died at Coolidge, Wednesday. he was a native of Arkansas and was born in August, 1856,

Surviving are four sons, four daughters, 48 grandchildren, 106 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

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Euneva Christine (Ray) Luther
Jun 14, 1929 - Sep 12, 2020

Joy Comes in the Morning - Psalm 30:5

Early Saturday morning, September 12, 2020, Christine was released from her suffering. At the beginning of her struggles with illness at 91, she commented that she had lived a wonderful life, with few ailments and many blessings. She had only been in the hospital twice in her lifetime, in 1948 when her only child was born and in 2020, on August 17th when she experienced the effects of a brain tumor on Monday, followed by a broken hip on Wednesday. On Saturday morning, Christine's joy was found in the arms of Jesus Christ her savior.

Euneva Christine Ray's life began on June 14, 1929 in Emhouse, Texas. She was the fourteenth child born to the blended families of Bezaleel Ray and Minnie Eula Meador, and she was the last living child of that union.

The family affectionately called her Baby Angel, and they doted on her throughout her lifetime. After graduating from Emhouse High School, Christine worked in Corsicana at the telephone office. While in Corsicana, she met James "Jelly" Luther, and it was love at first sight. Shortly thereafter, they were married in Macomb, Mississippi, on May 22, 1947. Theirs was a love that lasted sixty years, before Jelly died on October 4, 2007.

During those years, they traveled the continental United States and internationally to Turkey, Germany, France, Holland and Belgium with the Associated Pipeline Company. After Jelly's retirement from pipelining, they settled in Navarro County where they became active members of Barry Baptist Church. The country girl from Emhouse attained a life of experiences and adventures that she had never believed were possible.

Christine was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her siblings, Eula Ray Tallant, Thomas Ray, Frank Ray, James "Preacher" Ray, Garvis Ray, Sam Allen, Willie Mae Allen Owen, Verlie Allen Turner, Elmer "Judge" Allen, Jodie Allen Miley, Alvie Ray, Clarence Ray and Marie Ray Adams.

Christine is survived by her daughter, Debbie Piel and husband Armin; her granddaughter, Kristi Williams and husband Josh, and her great granddaughters Gracie and Kaylee; brother-in-law Robert Luther, Jr. and wife Jane; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Special acknowledgement to the Singing Missionary at Barry Baptist Church. Stan Mizell provided his recorded gospel songs and encouragement for Christine each week. These brought her great enjoyment.

Special recognition and appreciation goes to the Assisted Living Director Janet and the 600 hall staff at the Village at Heritage Oaks, especially Sherry, Ruth, Beverly, Shemeka, Julia, Maria, Carla and Marcellus, who gave exceptional daily care and TLC to Christine.

Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with burial at Pattison Cemetery near Emhouse.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or to Barry Baptist Church or Westside Baptist Church, if desired.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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William Harvie Jagjears
Apr 7, 1889 - Nov 1, 1953

W. H. Jagjears Services Monday

Funeral services for W. H. Jagjears, 64, retired laborer, who died Sunday were held from the Dawson, Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Hubbard Baptist minister, and Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor of the Dawson Methodist church.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Carrie Shaw, Avalon; a brother, Guy Jagjears, Dawson, and three other brothers who reside in Ellis county.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Guy Jagjears
Nov 20, 1897 - Aug 16, 1966

Guy Jagjears Found Dead In Dawson Home

DAWSON (Spl.)—Guy Jagjears, 68, retired state highway department employe was found dead in bed early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Richard Grant, pastor, and Rev. Stephen L. Love, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Wayne Allard, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” following an investigation. Jagjears had previously suffered a stroke.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Carrie Shaw, Avalon; a brother, Travis Jagjears, Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Billy Hubbard, Wilmer Hale, Earl Ritter, Dub Slater, George Darden and Johnny Lee Shaw.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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Newton Suttle Roberts
Mar 23, 1894 - Nov 4, 1956

Corsicana Civic Leader, Banker Buried Monday

N. Suttle Roberts, 62, president of the State National Bank here died in the Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning.

Rites Monday
Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church, of which he was a deacon, Monday at 10:30 a.m., with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church in Tyler, formerly pastor here, assisted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The body lay in state at the church Monday from 9:30 a.m., until the funeral hour.

Native of Corsicana
A native of Corsicana, he was educated in the Corsicana schools and began work with the First National Bank in 1913. After returning from service with the U. S. Army during World War I. Roberts joined the State National Bank in 1919 as a book-keeper and advanced to vice president in 1925.

Roberts was elevated to the presidency in July 1935 upon the death of the late I. N. Cerf.

Active in Civic Affairs.
He was active in civic affairs and was a director of the Corsicana Industrial Foundation and the YMCA, was a Civitan and a Mason. He formerly was a member of the board of education, was a past president of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA, and formerly was chairman of the Navarro County Relief Board, as well as a former president of the Navarro County Bankers association.

Roberts was a member of the advisory board for the construction of the Navarro County Memorial Hospital. He was a director and treasurer of the Corsicana Community Chest.

Recent Operation
He recently underwent an operation in a Dallas hospital and was able to return to the bank before being taken ill Friday when he was taken to the hospital here. His condition became critical Friday night.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. DeWitt Thompson, III, Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; a brother, Spurgeon Roberts, New York City; and two sisters, Miss Virginia Roberts, Corsicana, and Miss Minnie Roberts, Dallas.

Cancer Fund Donations
The family requested donations to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Pallbearers were James Cerf, C. E. Middleton, W. L. Holman, R. R. Brown, Chester Sprinkle, J. D. Michaels, George Gillespie, J. O. Burke, Will Thompson, F. L. Seale, W. T. Woodruff, J. C. West. Honorary pallbearers were officers and employes of the State National Bank and friends of the family.

McCammon directed.

Mayor Walter Erwin had the flag atop City Hall flown at half-staff Monday as a token of respect.

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Claude E. Lancaster
Oct 22, 1899 - Mar 31, 1961

C. E. Lancaster Services Held

Funeral services for Claud E. Lancaster, 61, trucking contractor, who died in Coleman Memorial hospital Friday, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Lancaster had resided at Coleman the past eight years.

Surviving are his wife of Coleman, a daughter, Mrs. George P. Theodore, Snyder; two grandchildren; four brothers, H. C. and Ollie Lancaster, both of Fort Worth; Grady Lancaster, Dallas, and J. B. Lancaster, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Morgan, Jesse Barnes, Lee Brashear, Raymond Wilson, Dickie Lancaster and Percy Nowell.

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Grady Clark Lancaster
Jul 22, 1902 - Sep 6, 1976

G. C. Lancaster

Funeral services for Grady C. Lancaster, 74, are to be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Morrell officiating. Burial is to be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Lancaster died Monday in Dallas. A former resident of Corsicana, he was a groceryman in Dallas.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eula Duncan Lancaster of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. William C. Morgan of Dallas and Mrs. Jesse N. Barns of Richardson; two brothers, Chester Lancaster of Fort Worth and J. B. Lancaster of Corsicana; a brother-in-law, Barney Duncan of Fort Worth; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep. 6, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Eula Lee (Duncan) Lancaster married Jul 17, 1920; s/o Arthur Bishop Lancaster & Tabitha Ann “Tabbie” (Sides) Lancaster

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G. C. Lancaster

Funeral services will be held for Grady C. Lancaster, 74, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jack Williams, Glenn Moore, Raymond Hood, Thurman Roberts, Ben Earl Nowell and Sidney Nowell.

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Lester Lee Harwell
Jul 25, 1909 - Nov 20, 1953

Tuesday Services For L. L. Harwell

Funeral services for Lester Lee Harwell, 44, Corpus Christi café operator, who died at his home Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Harwell was reared here and made his home in Corsicana until a few years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corpus Christi; mother, Mrs. Jennie Harwell, Corsicana; three brothers, Vernon Harwell, Corsicana; Paul Harwell, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. David M. Cates, Midway Island, and Mrs. C. L. Spencer, Houston and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Orvell L. Pitts, Snead Hamilton, Charles H. Allen, Howard Denbow, Frank H. Warfield, Charles Pugh and J. T. Hill.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 24, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Clara Inez (Montgomery) Harwell; s/o Robert Cleveland “Cleve” Harwell buried in Providence cemetery & Laura Virginia “Jennie” (Bressie) Harwell buried in Oakwood

Laura Virginia “Jennie” (Bressie) Harwell
Mar 6, 1887 - Aug 1, 1966

Hold Services Mrs. Harwell

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Harwell, 79, native of Navarro, 1430 West Seventh avenue, who died in Evergreen Convalescent Home Monday morning, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a long-time active member. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Harwell spent most of her life in Corsicana.

Surviving are three sons, J. Vernon Harwell, Albuquerque, N. M.; Paul F. Harwell, Corpus Christi and Roy C. Harwell, Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Cates, Beliflower, Calif. and Mrs. Virginia Spencer, Houston; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Jack Bressie, Navarro, and Wesley Bressie, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Etheline Roxburgh, Houston; Mrs. Olivia Allen, Big Spring, and Mrs. Willie Allen, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues,. Aug. 6, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Cleveland “Cleve” Harwell married Nov. 20, 1907 buried in Providence cemetery; d/o John Bressie & Mary Agness “Mollie” (Bush) Bressie

Joseph Legare “Joe” Ferguson
Jun 28, 1883 - Dec 17, 1953

Joe Ferguson Dies Thursday

Joe Ferguson, retired farmer, died at the family residence, 610 North Beaton Street, Thursday morning following a several years illness.

Active in church circles, Ferguson had been a deacon in the Westminister Presbyterian church for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rosa Ferguson, Los Angeles, Calif.; four brothers, Herbert Ferguson, Corsicana; Arthur Ferguson, Navarro; Clarence and E. C. Ferguson, both of Shreveport, La.; and several nieces.

Funeral services will be held from the Westminister Presbyterian church Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the church.

McCammon will direct.

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Edward C. Smith
Oct 22, 1881 - Nov 11, 1953

Edward C. Smith Dies Wednesday

Edward C. Smith, 72, retired oil field worker, died at the family home, 104 East Woodlawn, late Wednesday night.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church and Rev. Joe Taylor, Eureka Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Glen Smith, Kilgore; Allen Smith, Merced, Calif.; J. R. Mahan, Dallas, and Forest Mahan, Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. C. F. DuBose, Eureka; eight grandchildren; a brother, L. C. Smith, Hot Springs, N.M.; a nephew, V. D. Mulkey, Oakland, Calif., and other relatives.

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Edward C. Smith Rites Saturday

Funeral rites for Edward C. Smith, 72, retired oil field worker who died at his home, 103 East Woodlawn, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday, at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. Joe Taylor, Eureka Baptist minister.


Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Glen Smith, Kilgore; Allen Smith, Merced, Calif.; J. R. Mahan, Dallas, and Forest Mahan, Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. C. F. DuBose, Eureka; eight grandchildren; a brother, L. C. Smith, Hot Springs, N.M.; a nephew, V. D. Mulkey, Oakland, Calif.

Pallbearers were J. L. Grantham, Roy Graham, Aaron Montgomery, Buck Hodge, C. B. Roberts and Murphy Bogle.

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Alta Frances (Cobb) Mahan-Smith
Mar 13, 1891 - Oct 11, 1961

Mrs. Smith Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Alta Smith, 70, of 104 Woodland, died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. C. Reaves, pastor of the Mildred Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, Roy and Forrest Mahan, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and Glenn Smith, Snyder, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. C. F. DuBose, Eureka; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers, John Cobb, Wynona, Okla., and Chester Cobb, Barnsdall, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Young, El Paso, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roy Graham, Roy Southard, Tim Grantham, W. L. Henderson, Curtis Roberts, Aaron Montgomery, Aubrey Hinshaw and J. L. Grantham.

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Lucy (Dickson) Murphey
May 2, 1886 - Jul. 22, 1953

Mrs. Floyd Murphy Rites At Dawson

DAWSON, Jul. 25.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Lucy Dickson Murphy, 67, who died in a Waco hospital Wednesday, was buried here Thursday from the Methodist church. Burial was in the local cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. F. Allen of Valley Mills, and Rev. W. O. Estes, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband, Floyd Murphy, Houston; two sisters, Miss Emma Dickson and Mrs. Clara Patterson, both of Dawson; and four brothers, Will and Edwin Dickson, both of Dawson, and Rufus and Doug Dickson, both of Waco.

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Thomas (NMN) “Tom” Meredith
May 12, 1878 - Mar 13, 1961

Tom Meredith Expires Monday

DAWSON, March 13 (Spl.)—Tom Meredith, 82, farmer, died in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana Monday morning. He had been in ill health for several months.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the
Dawson Cemetery.

The rite will be conducted by Rev. Robert Sanders, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; three sons, John T. Meredith, Dawson; Robert Meredith, Boston, Mass., and James Meredith, Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. Grace Jones and Mrs. Dell Rowan, both of Dawson; Mrs. Lynn Murphy and Mrs. Wanda Ruth Talley, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Nell Gorhum, Alice; 15 grandchildren and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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Wendell "Fred" Grantham
Mar 30, 1920 - Sep 10, 2008

March 30, 1920 - September 10, 2008

A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Saturday, September 13, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. for longtime Taft resident, Wendell "Fred" Grantham, 88. Rev. Scott Pearson, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate at the service. Mr. Grantham was born in Corsicana, Texas on March 30, 1920 and passed away at his home on September 10, 2008. He had lived in Taft since 1945 and was a member of First Baptist Church. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1939 to 1945 and the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1952. He was involved in WW II and the Korean Conflict. He retired from Chevron Oil Co. in 1979 after working as a mechanic for 22 years. He was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Harvey, Edwin and Graham Grantham; his sisters, Fredda Klisiewicz and Marjorie Thomas; his son, Michael Fred Grantham; and his great-grandson, Dusty Thomas. Mr. Grantham is survived by his wife, Kathleen Grantham of Taft; his sons,William Keith Grantham of Houston, TX and Robert Edwin Grantham of Bakersfield; his sister, Bobby Lou Tidwell of Ennis, TX; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 12, 2008, from 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.

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Opal “Pete” (Barber) Sawyer
Jul 15, 1906 - Nov 16, 1976

Sawyer

Mrs. Opal Barber Sawyer of Waco and a longtime resident of Hubbard died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in a Temple hospital. Funeral services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Connally-Compton West Chapel, Rev. Don Crossland officiating, burial in
Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Donald (Glenda Sawyer) Pomykal of Waco; a sister, Mrs. Harold Burford of Dallas; a granddaughter, Seana. Active pallbearers: Dr. Jack Akins, B.W. Barganier, Jack Wortham, Johnnie Fadal, J.G. Blount, Gary Littlejohn.

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  • Waco Tribune-Herald - Fri., Nov 19, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Lester Aaron Sawyer married Jun. 28, 1927; d/o James Doyle Barber & Carrie (Holt) Barber

Lester Aaron Sawyer
Feb 24, 1904 - Dec 28, 1960

Sawyer

Funeral services for Lester Sawyer, Bellmead and Hubbard car dealer, were held at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Hubbard. Rev. Sam Cluck officiated with burial in
Dawson Cemetery. Eubank Funeral Home of Hubbard was in charge. Mr. Sawyer died at 10 a.m. Wednesday at his home in Hubbard. He was 57.

Mr. Sawyer operated his business at 3617 Bellmead Drive for the past 10 years. He also owned and operated a ranch at Hubbard. He was born near Dawson and lived in the Hubbard-Dawson area all his life.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Pomykal of Temple; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Littlejohn, Mrs. Fay Holt and Mrs. Ida Carter, all of Pasadena.

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  • Waco Tribune-Herald - Fri., Dec 29, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Opal “Pete” (Barber) Sawyer married Jun 28, 1927; s/o Aaron Walker Sawyer & Emily Catherine (Craig) Sawyer

Glenda Joy (Sawyer) Pomykal-Sawyer
Aug 20, 1936 - Sep 28, 2009

Sawyer

Glenda Joy Sawyer, 73, formerly of Waco, died Sept. 28, 2009, after a long illness.

Glenda was born August 20, 1936 to the late Lester and Opal Sawyer of Hubbard, and was a 1961 graduate of Mary Hardin Baylor University in Belton.

Glenda is survived by her daughter, Seana Bone and husband, Allan; and grandchildren, Alexander and Catherine Bone.

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  • Waco Tribune-Herald – Sun., Oct 4, 2009
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
  • w/o Donald Benjamin Pomykal (took back name of Sawyer); d/o Lester Aaron Sawyer & Opal “Pete” (Barber) Sawyer

Dempsey Dewitt Sawyer
Mar 10, 1867 - Jul 23, 1953

Former County Official Dies

DAWSON, July 25—(Spl)—Funeral Services for D. D. Sawyer, 96, former commissioner, who died at his home here Thursday, were held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Church of Christ.

The rites were conducted by C. T. McCormack, Italy Church of Christ minister, formerly of the local church.

A native of Illinois, Sawyer prospected in Alaska as a young man, but made his home here for many years. During the past several years he had been engaged in the real estate business.

Sawyer served several terms as county commissioner from Precinct 3.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; two sons, Floyd Sawyer, Bullard, and Edwin Sawyer, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Lorrie Blaknell, Monahans; Mrs. Ruth Lawrence and Miss Maggie Sawyer, both of Dawson, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Christopher Robingson Bellringer
Nov 13, 1885 - Jun 13, 1953

C. R. Bellringer Services Tuesday

Funeral services for C. R. Bellringer, 66, retired barber, who died Saturday night at the family home, 714 North Thirteenth street, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, pastor of the First Christian church conducted the services. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, conducted the graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Fort R. Bellringer, U. S. Air Forces, Tacoma, Wash.; Jack R. Bellringer, San Angelo; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Evans, Waco; a sister, Mrs. Susie Kendall, Riley, Kan.; nine grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clarence Powell, John Blair, Whit King, Odell Hammock, J. W. Russell and W. C. Russell.

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Margaret Mae "Maggie" (Fort) Bellringer
Jan 29, 1889 - Jun 16, 1964

Mrs. Bellringer Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Mae Bellringer, 75, former Corsicana resident, who died in Dallas Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Quinton Payne, San Antonio Presbyterian minister, and Rev. Kendall Coffee, Mexia. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Bellringer, a native of Arkansas, was the widow of the late C. R. Bellringer, long-time Corsicana barber. She had resided at Waco for several years before going to Dallas several days ago.

Surviving are three sons, Jack and Charlie J. Bellringer, both of Dallas, and Fort Bellringer, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. J. D. Evans, Waco; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, George Fort, Wortham, and Charlie Fort, Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. O. Hammock, C. L. Flynn, S. J. Warrington, O. D. Bailey, Buford Russell, David Rutherford and T. J. Glasgow.

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Pace P. Payne, SSGT.
Jul 9, 1922 - Jun 26, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Payne, Rt. 5, Corsicana, received the first letter Tuesday from their son, Staff Sgt. Pace P. Payne since he left for foreign service December 4, 1942. Sgt. Payne is an aerial gunner somewhere in New Guinea.

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Paul William Pratt
Sep 10, 1906 - Feb 27, 1957

Friday Rites For Paul W. Pratt

Funeral services for Paul W. Pratt, 50, World War II veteran, who died in the Veterans Administration Hospital at Lisbon Wednesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Pratt had resided in Corsicana and Dallas all of his life. He had been ill six months.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Emma Pratt, Corsicana; two brothers, Joe Pratt, Corsicana and Derwood Pratt of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. M. A. Westbrook, Tyler; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Andy Westbrook, Art Nelson, W. W. Green, Frank Ammons, Ernest Copley and Ernest Derden.

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Crawford Ingram
Oct 12, 1903 - Jun 1, 1953

Plan Rites For Former Resident

Crawford Ingram, 49, former resident, died Monday in a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Harverson-Cole Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Oakwood cemetery under direction of McCammon Funeral Home.

Mr. Ingram was born in Tyler, but came to Corsicana as a young boy and a half years ago when he moved to Fort Worth. His last employment here was with Cansler-Moore Motors.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Allie Mae Ingram, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Mae Blair, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Juanita Lewis of Maryland; two grandchildren and other relatives.

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Cora Lee (Lewis) Ingram
May 29, 1891 - Feb 2, 1954

Mrs. D. D. Ingram Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. D.D. Ingram, 62, who died Tuesday afternoon at the Navarro clinic after being stricken at her home, 3216 North Corsicana Street, were held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Ingram was a native of San Antonio. The family formerly resided in the western section of Navarro county.

Surviving are her husband and a son, A. P. Ingram, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Lee Wallace, Creston; Iowa; five grandchildren; two brothers, William Frank Lewis, and John Lewis, both of Gladewater; three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Perkins, Honey Grove; Mrs. Della Williams, Houston, and Mrs. Una Brown, Parris, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Stevenson, Melton Phillips, Lance Meador, James Fannin, R. H. Poulter, and Octor Mosley.

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Louada Victoria (Owen) Ingram
Mar 31, 1882 - Aug 8, 1965

Mrs. Ingram Rites Monday

Mrs. R. H. Ingram, 83, of 831 South Twenty-Eighth street died Saturday night in a Ft. Worth rest home.

Native of Louisiana, she had resided in Corsicana for 60 years.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Elder Charles Williams, Dallas, and Rev. J. M. Fannin, Corsicana, Primitive Baptist ministers.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. L. Adams, Dallas; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Harris and Mrs. Sallie Clampitt, both of Corsicana, and Miss May Owen, Mexia; two brothers, C. B. Owen, Corsicana, and Robert Owen, San Jose, Calif.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Clay, Bobby Clay, Richard Clay, Robert Owen, James Owen and Walter Stephenson, all nephews.

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Rufus Hardy Ingram
Aug 23, 1887 - Jan 31, 1965

Retired City Employe Dies

R. H. Ingram, 77, retired city employe, 931 South Twenty-eighth street, died while visiting in Fort Worth Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 4:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. M. Fannin, pastor of the Primitive Baptist church, and Elder Walter Stephenson, Primitive Baptist church minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. L. L. Adams, Fort Worth; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will Be Richard L. Clay, Bobby G. Clay, W. S. Clay, Roland Hobbs, Raymond Ingram and Carl Arnold.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 1, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Louada Victoria (Owen) Ingram; s/o Joseph Etheldred Ingram & Sarah Ascenith (Owen) Ingram buried in Cryer Creek cemetery

Benton Ben Harris
Apr 1897 - Feb 11, 1953

Benton Harris Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Benton Harris, 54, who died at his home in Cranford, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. G. I. Johnson, pastor of the Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Cranford; three sons, James M. Harris, Fort Worth; Monroe Harris, Dallas, and Hollis Wayne Harris, Cranford; five daughters, Mrs. W. H. Garrett and Mrs. Earl Mullins, both of Dallas; Mrs. Elvis Allen, Malakoff; Mrs. Exa Pearson, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Shirley Harris, Cranford; four brothers, W. A. Harris, Terrell; Del Harris, Farmersville; Allen Harris, Eastland, and H. J. Harris, San Angelo; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Melton, Dallas; Mrs. O. D. Adams , Beaumont, and Mrs. O. E. Melton, Trinidad and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. B. Thompkins, Sr.; Douglas Milner, Tommy Lawhon, J. W. Scott, Elbert Cox, Mack Fuller.

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Joseph Dolphin “Dock” Bryant
Mar 18, 1884 - Apr 24, 1953

Sunday Services For J. D. Bryant

Funeral services for J. D. (Dock) Bryant, 69, who died in St. Paul Hospital, Dallas, Friday afternoon were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Harold Nichols of the Corbet Baptist church, and Rev. Riley E. Dale of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Bryant, a long-time employe of Wheelock and Collins, oil operators, was critically injured Saturday, Apr. 18, when his automobile went out of control at Sardis, northwest of Waxahachie, and overturned several times. He was transferred to St. Paul’s Hospital Monday from the Waxahachie Sanitarium.

He was a member of the Masons and Odd Fellows.

The Masons had charge of the graveside rites.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a brother, Billy Bryant, Sour Lake; six sisters, Mrs. J. C. Hamm and Mrs. R. V. Wilcox, both of Temple; Mrs. D. F. Roman; Mrs. W. N. Stone, Mrs. Johnny Stone and Mrs. Mattie Bell, all of Corbet, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Blake Hart, Lloyd Chambliss, I. I. Estell, W. D. Lamb, Rube McKinney and John Owen.

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Thomas Davis “Tom” Harrison
Jul. 1, 1884 - May 20, 1953

Tom D. Harrison Services Friday

Funeral services for Tom D. Harrison, 70, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Dallas Wednesday night, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. J. F. dams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist circuit. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. T. E. Young, and a niece, Mrs. S. E. White, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Sam Szenasy, P. S. Garner, A. C. Cox, John Howell, Owen Beeman and Percy McKinney.

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Ada Elizabeth (Harrison) Young
Aug 21, 1886 - Nov 14, 1970

Mrs. Young Dies Saturday

Mrs. Ada E. Young, 84, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. She resided at Rt. 3, Corsicana.

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Hamilton cemetery. The Rev. J. L. Glaze will officiate.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. S. E. White of Corsicana; two grandsons, S. E. White, Jr. of Irving and Charles White of Carrolton; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Loyd Cox, Alvis Cox, Owen Beeman, Lynn McCary, A. L. Jacobs, Sr., Raymond Elmore, Pursey McKinney and John Howell

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Young Rites

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada E. Young, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital, were held Sunday afternoon at Corley Funeral Home with interment in Hamilton cemetery. The Rev. J. L. Glaze officiated.

Surviving are a daughter, two grandsons, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Thomas Edgar Young
Nov 10, 1872 - Jun 24, 1957

T. E. Young Dies At Home Monday, Rites Tuesday

T. E. Young, 84, native Texan, Route 3, Corsicana, died at the family home Monday afternoon following an illness of six years.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams retired Methodist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. S. E. White, Navarro; a granddaughter, Mrs. E. B. Youree, Hurst; a brother, J. A. Young, Corsicana; two step-grandsons, S. E. White, Irving, and Charles White, Mesquite; six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be P. P. McKinney, P. S. Garner, John Howell, O. S. Bryson, Jack Megarity, Elbert Hodge, John C. Young, Harvey Young, Albert Young, Jr.; Alan Hamilton, Verne Rohrers and Rex Bounds.

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Edmond Vanah Williams
Sep 13, 1895 - Nov 12, 1954

E. V. Williams Rites Sunday

E. V. Williams 58, of Driscoll, died in Corpus Christi Friday.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Gibson Funeral Chapel in Corpus Christi.

A second service will be held at the Corley Chapel here Sunday at 1 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

A native of Navarro county, Williams moved to Driscoll seven years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Driscoll; two sons, Edmond V. Williams, Jr., Eglin, Fla., and David R. Williams, Mountain View, Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. Frank B. Sherrill, San Antonio, and Mrs. J. C. Wortham, Grand Prairie; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clint Shepard, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. L. Burton, Richland and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be H. K. Brown, Roy Nichols, J. C. Wortham, Frank B. Sherrill, J. L. Burton and Johnny Davis.

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Ruth E. (Grimes) Ganze
Sep 4, 1944 - Mar 26, 2018

Ruth Ganze, longtime resident of Galveston County, passed away March 26, 2018 in Granbury, Texas. Ruth was born Sept. 4, 1944 in Corsicana, Texas to Odie and Fay Grimes. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Charlie; son, Keith and wife Tammy Ganze of Houston; daughter, Karen Ganze Jennings of Granbury; three grandchildren, Kate and Grant Jennings, and Abigail Ganze.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Crowder Funeral Home chapel at 111 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster, Texas. Visitation will be held Sunday evening April 1, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster. The family will have a private graveside service Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm on the family plot in Corsicana.

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Fred George Otto
Mar 29, 1895 - Jul 31, 1952

Fred Otto Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for Fred G. Otto, who died in Houston Thursday, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the First Baptist church in Richland.

The rites were conducted by T. T. Crone, North Beaton Street Church of Christ. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Oliver Otto, formerly of Richland; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Hagan; two grandchildren, two brothers, Phillip and Albert Otto, all of Houston, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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Minnie Lee (McElroy) Reed-Decker
Aug. 10, 1916 - Jun. 25, 1950

Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Decker

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Lee Decker, who died in Japan will be held from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

The body is being accompanied home by her husband, Sgt. Arthur L. Decker.

Mrs. Decker had been in Japan only a short time.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Sonny Reed, Japan; three brothers, W. C. McElroy and J. C. McElroy, both of Corsicana, and M. D. McElroy, Richland; a sister, Mrs. Sammie Fultz, Richland, and several nieces and nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul. 22, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James Lee “Jimmie” Reed, Sr. married Dec. 14, 1935 2nd husband Arthur L. Decker; d/o Wiley David McElroy & Roxie Ella (Jayroe) McElroy

Albert Sidney Robinson
Aug. 5, 1897 - Mar. 3, 1952

Former Richland Resident Dies

RICHLAND, March 4—(Spl.)—A. S. Robinson, 54, former resident of Richland, died at his Dallas home, 807 Pollard, Monday and funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Weiland-Merritt Funeral Home, Dallas, with burial at Richland Wednesday at 1 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Floy Robinson, a sister, Mrs. J. C. Hubbard, a brother, Fred F. Robinson, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

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Bettie Ann (Claibourne) Harrison
Jul 31, 1871 - Mar 4, 1952

Mrs. Harrison Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Betty Harrison, 81, died at her home on West Ninth Avenue Tuesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Wolfe Funeral Chapel in Dawson. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Harrison had resided in this vicinity for more than 60 years.

Mrs. Harrison suffered a broken hip in a fall last December.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maggie Minatra, Corsicana; four grandchildren, Herschel Minatra, Blooming Grove; Dean Minatra, Houston; Mrs. Bruce Denbow and Mrs. Hoyt Moore, both of Corsicana, and four great-grandchildren.

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Cora Elizabeth (Dyer) McCrary
Feb 22, 1880 - Apr 10, 1952

Mrs. J. P. McCrary Funeral Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Elizabeth McCrary, 72, who died at the family home in Richland Thursday afternoon, were held from the First Methodist church in Richland at 4 p.m. Friday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Finkbiner, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. P. McCrary, Richland; three sons, A. R. and H. A. McCrary, both of Fort Worth, and J. P. McCrary, Jr., Houston; a daughter, Miss Ruby McCrary, Corsicana teacher, Richland; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were A. N. Brown, W. L. Hendon, R. R. Fleming, W. E. Brown, D. V. Carter and G. H. Campbell.

McCammon directed.

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Gary Eugene McCrary
Apr 9, 1944 - Aug 9, 1966

G. E. McCrary Dies Friday

Gary Eugene McCrary, 20, died in Houston Friday.

Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Richland cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Leon Baze, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. McCrary; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Zack W. Cates; great-grandmother, Mrs. Clara Cates, all of Houston; a brother, John W. McCrary, U. S. Air Force, Alaska; and aunt, Miss Ruby McCrary, Richland, and other relatives.

Griffin is handling local arrangements.

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John Petty McCrary, Sr.
Nov 30, 1874 - Jan 12, 1964

J. P. McCrary Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for John Petty McCrary, 89, who died at his home in Richland Sunday night following an extended illness, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Richland.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. F. Johnson with burial in the Richland cemetery.

A native of Anniston, Ala., McCrary formerly owned and operated the Richland telephone exchange for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Ruby McCrary, Richland; three sons, Aubrey and Homer McCrary, both of Fort Worth, and J. P. McCrary, Jr., Houston, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Guy Campbell, W. E. Brown, R. R. Fleming, Murl McCord, Guy Lansford, and Neal Brown.

McCammon directs.

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William Lawson Thompson, Jr.
Jan 3, 1925 - Aug 18, 1966

Wm. Thompson Rites Sunday

Graveside rites for William L. Thompson, 42, formerly of Richland, who died in California Thursday, will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Richland cemetery. Rev. Walter Goodnight of Fort Worth will conduct the services.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Katie Mae Thompson, Kilgore; and two brothers, Van Thompson, Lamona, and Carl Thompson, Perryton.

Corley directs.

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Kevin Dale Thompson
Nov 29, 1934 - Apr 11, 1956

Friday Services For Auto Victim

Funeral services for Kevin Dale Thompson, 21, grandson of Mrs. Emma Sewell of Richland, will be held Friday morning at the Radar Chapel in Kilgore and a graveside service will be held at the Richland cemetery Friday at 3 p.m.

The young man was killed early Wednesday when his automobile overturned at a turn on a road near Gladewater.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Thompson, Swamp City; four brothers, W. L. Thompson, Jr., USN, San Diego, Calif.; Carl Thompson, Cutoff, La., and Marvin and Van Thompson, both of Swamp City, and grandmother and other relatives.

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Marvin Dwayne Thompson
Oct 3, 1937 - Oct 4, 1958

Thursday Rites M. D. Thompson

Funeral services for Third Class Radioman, Marvin Dwayne Thompson, 21, of Kilgore, who died in the Subic Bay Naval Hospital in the Philippines, October 4, were held from the Rader Funeral Chapel in Kilgore Thursday at 10 a.m.

Graveside rites were held at the Richland cemetery Thursday at 3 p.m.

Rev. J. B. Rogell conducted the rites.

The family formerly resided at Richland.

Thompson was assigned to the USS Lexington and had been in the U. S. Navy two years.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Katie Mae Thompson, Route 1, Kilgore; three brothers, C. A. Thompson, Morningsport, La.; W. L. Thompson, Jr., Chula Vista, Calif., and Van Thompson, Gladewater, and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Joseph Nathniel “Joe” Thompson
Sep 2, 1871 - Nov 7, 1958

J. N. Thompson Burial Sunday

Funeral rites for J. N. Thompson, 87, retired Powell farmer, who died at Memorial Hospital Friday morning, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Reginal King, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church and Rev. W. H. Brinkley, Baptist minister.

Surviving are a son, E. N. Thompson, Corsicana; two step-daughters, Mrs. C. B. Owens, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruby Newman, Fairfield; seven grandchildren and other relatives .

Pallbearers will be Allen Holley, Royce Bancroft, Allen Thompson, Donald Featherston, Leo Jones and A. Z. Thompson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov 8, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o William Thompson & Lavenia (Ledbetter) Thompson both born in Kentucky (sister Ella (Thompson) Rogers Krawagner, death certificate says Ella (Kay Widner) Rogers Krawagner) Ella and Joseph were both born in Illinois (1940 census Joe’s wife is Lucindy - his step-daughters are Agnes Devella (Corley) Owens and Ruby Elizabeth (Corley) Newman)

Edgar Nay Thompson
Oct 7, 1900 - Mar 3, 1977

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Edgar N. Thompson, 76, resident of Corsicana who died this morning at Memorial Hospital. Burial is to be in Richland Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, A. Z. Thompson of Corsicana Allen Thompson of Richardson and Bill Thompson of Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hestand of Corsicana, Mrs. Dorothy Collinsworth of Orange, Mrs. Betty Featherston of Dallas and Mrs. Wanza Holley of Richardson; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Newman and Mrs. Agnes Owens, both of Fairfield.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 3, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Clara Mae (Allen) Thompson; s/o Joseph Nathaniel “Joe” Thompson (his step sisters are Agnes Devilla (Corley) Owens & Ruby Elizabeth (Corley) Newman)

William Lawson “Bill” Thompson, Sr.
Nov 17, 1902 - Nov 26, 1957

Bill Thompson Services Friday

William L. (Bill) Thompson, 56, pumper for Gulf Oil Corporation, died at his home in Gladewater Tuesday following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Rader Chapel in Gladewater Friday at 10 a.m. with a graveside service Friday at 3 p.m. at the Richland, Texas, cemetery. The rites in Gladewater will be conducted by Rev. Wm. C. Jones and those at Richland by Rev. James Brunner, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katie Mae Thompson, Route 1, Gladewater; four sons, W. L. Thompson, Jr., USS Boxer, USN, San Diego, Calif.; Carl Allen Thompson, Mooringsport, La.; Marvin D. Thompson, USS Lexington, USN, San Diego, Calif., and Van E. Thompson, Gladewater; five sisters, Mrs. J. H. Bowen, Ninnekah, Okla.; Mrs. Albert Meadors, Los Angeles; Mrs. Herschel Smythers, Orosi, Calif.; Mrs. Johnny Falls, Chino, Calif., and Mrs. A. E. Ogle, Casa Grande, Ariz.; three brothers, John B. Thompson, Parker, Ariz.; Joe Thompson, Dinuba, Calif., and Frank Thompson, Walnut creek, Calif., and other relatives.

Thompson was a member of the IOOF Lodge in Gladewater.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Abbie Rilder (Johnson) Copeland
Mar 21, 1881 - Jan 15, 1953

Mrs. Copeland Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Abbie Copeland, 70, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

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

Surviving are her husband, J. F. Copeland, Corsicana; two sons, H. C. and R. B. Copeland, both of Sherman; four daughters, Mrs. Elbert Brown, Mrs. C. C. Boyte, Mrs. Lila Nugent and Mrs. E. J. Snowden, all of Corsicana; six grandchildren and other relatives.

She was a native of Henderson county, Texas.

Pallbearers were Jesse Richards, Brown Spurlock, Preston Allred, O. E. Williams, C. R. Matthews and Coy Clay.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jan 17, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Franklin Copeland; d/o William M. Jeaneta (Clay) Johnson buried in Aligator cemetery, Baxter, Henderson county, Texas.

Barney B. Hunnicutt
Jan 25, 1926 - Jul 10, 1953

B. B. Hunnicutt Services Monday

Funeral services for B. B. Hunnicutt, 27, truck operator, 811 South Twentieth street, fatally hurt Friday in a crash near Hiawatha, Kan., will be held from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m. Monday.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. J. C. Hixon, Baptist minister of Rice. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Hunnicutt is reported to have pulled his loaded truck into a ditch to avoid colliding with a combine crossing a bridge. He was en route to Nebraska with a truck load of fertilizer and was to bring back a load of grain.

Officers in Kansas said that the trailer broke loose from the truck, pinning Hunnicutt in the cab. He died shortly after being extricated from the truck two hours after the accident.

Surviving are his wife and a one-year old son, Kenneth Randell Hunnicutt, both of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Lola Mae Hunnicutt; a brother, Jack Hunnicutt, and two sisters. Mrs. John Holey and Mrs. J. L. Mann, all of Sweeney, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Roy Collins, B. J. Pillans, L. R. Henson, W. B. Henson, Jim Collins, Gene Browning and Barry Holsey.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul. 13, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margie Fern (Horton) Hunnicutt-Parsons; s/o Manley Monroe “Manles” Hunnicutt & Lola Mae (Wilks) Hunnicutt

William Newton Trull, Rev.
Jan 21, 1884 - Oct 19, 1953

Baptist Minister Services Sunday

Funeral services for Rev. W. N. Trull, 69, native of Corsicana, Baptist minister, were held from the Missionary Baptist church Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The minister, a resident of Route 3 Kilgore, died Friday night.

The rites were conducted by Dr. A. J. Kirkland, president of the Texas Baptist Institute, Henderson, Rev. Carl Hixon and Rev. Riley E. Dale.

Surviving are his wife of Kilgore; five sons, Andrew N. Trull, Iraan; Herbert L. and Daniel A. Trull, both of Kilgore; Lonnie T. Trull, Houston, and Paul M. Trull, Magnolia, Ark.; four daughters, Mrs. C. O. Anderson and Mrs. Charles Abbott, both of Kilgore; Mrs. L. F. Brown, Abilene, and Mrs. Grady Fox, Refugio; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Hoyt, Corsicana; a brother, L. M. Trull, West Columbia; 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James Lake, Donald Ray Bailey, William Patty, Ral Silvertooth, J. W. Taylor and Charles Edward Anderson, grandsons; E. W. McLeod and Cecil Trull, nephews.

Corley directed.

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Jewell Lee (McCarley) Burns
Sep 21, 1900 - Apr 3, 1953

Mrs. R. C. Burns Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Burns, 53, who died Friday, were held from the Fellowship Baptist church Sunday at 3 p.m.

The services were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, R. C. Burns, Corsicana; a son, C. T. Burns, Fort Worth; two daughters Miss Judy Burns and Mrs. Bobbie Lee Barham, both of Fort Worth; mother, Mrs. Polly McCarley, Dallas; two brothers, D. H. McCarley, Houston, and C. D. McCarley, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Josie Hodge, Fort Worth; Mrs. Irene Wilson and Mrs. Maudine Hendricks, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Griffin directed.

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Carl Wilson Burns
Apr 20, 1918 - Nov 10, 1976

Carl Burns

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Carl Burns, 58, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Howard White will officiate, and burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was a native of Corsicana, a mechanic, and served in the U. S. Air Force 21 years. During World War II, he served in France and Germany.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Clara Burns of Corsicana, two sisters, Mrs. Ovie Mahoney of Corsicana and Mrs. Frances Reynolds of San Antonio; two brothers, Joe Burns of Dubach, La., and Willie Burns of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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Carl Burns

Services were at 10 a.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Carl Burns, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Burial was at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were W. C. Calloway, Elma Freeman, Will Jones, George Bonner, Charles Harrison, and Paul Miller

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Charles Tadnal Burns
Dec 12, 1928 - Feb 3, 1956

Charles T. Burns Services Sunday

Charles T. Burns, 27, formerly of Corsicana, died in Fort Worth Friday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Fellowship Baptist church Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. James J. Howe conducting and Rev. Hoyt Hefner assisting. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen Jerry, Fort Worth; two daughters, Jerry Charline and Tippie Charlisa, both of Fort Worth; father R. C. Burns, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Barham, Blooming Grove and Mrs. Bill Sullivan, Fort Worth; grandmother, Mrs. W. L. McCarley, Fort Worth; a niece Jodie Barham, Blooming Grove; a nephew, Guy Bill Sullivan, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Floyd Alford Burns
Oct. 20, 1935 - Oct. 7, 2011

Floyd A. Burns, 75, passed away October 7, 2011 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was born October 20, 1935 to Olin S. and Lillian Burns of Corsicana, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Betty Pedigo Burns of Corsicana, Texas; children, Eddie Burns, Paul Burns and Paula Chenowith all of Victoria, Texas.; step-daughters, Letha Mae Terry of Victoria, Texas and Tammy Hayes of Corsicana, Texas; sister, Lola Faye Allen of Wills Point, Texas, Ola Mae Knight and husband, Kenneth of Terrell, Texas, and Joyce Smith of Alverado, Texas. Floyd is also survived by six grandchildren, one great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Hamilton cemetery
  • Us Army
  • 1st wife Flossie Loraine (Redd) Burns married Dec. 26, 1959 2nd wife Betty Ann (Pedigo) Hayes-Burns married Oct. 20, 2000 s/o Olin Simon Burns and Lillian Esther (Phillips) Burns

Olin Simon Burns
Jul 12, 1909 - Apr 4, 1973

O. S. Burns

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Olin S. Burns, 62, of Dallas, who died Wednesday morning at a Dallas hospital. Rev. William Earl Fuller will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a retired carpenter, a native of Hico, Tex. and had lived in Dallas since 1956.

Survivors include a son, Floyd Burns of Edna; three daughters, Mrs. K. M. Knight of Corsicana, Mrs. E. E. Allen and Mrs. George H. Petta, both of Dallas; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Oscar Burns of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Alice Phillips of Odessa.

Pallbearers were to be A. L. Jacobs, Charlie Lane, Lynn Pope, Joe Dennis, Anthony Allen, and Fred Adams.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr. 6, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lillian Esther (Phillips) Burns 2nd wife Rosell (Lovell) Owen-Burns s/o William Charles Burns and Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Hand) Burns

Oscar Washington Burns
Feb 8, 1889 - Sep 5, 1976

Oscar Burns

Funeral services for Oscar W. Burns, 87, were to be today at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. William Gilbert Fuller officiating, with burial in Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery.

Mr. Burns died Sunday in Corsicana. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Alice Phillips of Odessa; seven nephews, 10 nieces and a number of great nieces and great nephews.

Pallbearers are Ernest Ward, Ray Burns, Gene Derting, Eugene Burns, Harvey Keeton and David Crockett.

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William Tilman Roney
Sep 18, 1887 - Mar 1, 1970

W. T. Roney Funeral Set

W. T. Roney, 82, Lancaster, retired builder and school teacher, died in Dallas. He was a native of Chester, S.C., and a member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral rites will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Lancaster from the Byrom Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Shaw and the Rev. Jerry Burnaman officiating.

Graveside rites will be conducted by Corley Funeral Home at the Hamilton Cemetery Tuesday at 12 noon.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ona Roney, Lancaster; three daughters, Mrs. L. D. Craggs and Mrs. Lee Yates, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Vaughn Willingham, Lancaster; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Blanche Sherman, Lancaster.

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Roney Services

Graveside rites and burial were held Tuesday at 12 noon at the Hamilton Cemetery for W. T. Roney, 82, of Lancaster for whom funeral services were held at 10 a.m. in Lancaster. He died Sunday in Dallas.

Surviving are his wife of Lancaster, three daughters, one sister, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Corley’s was in charge of local arrangements.

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Minnie Marie (Jergins) Boone
Sep 25, 1906 - Jun 15, 1953

Mrs. Minnie Boone Expires Monday

Mrs. Minnie Boone, 46, of Retreat Corsicana Route 3, died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Monday night.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. L. Johnson, pastor of the First Assembly of God church, and Rev. W. T. Allmon, pastor of the Cedar Creek Baptist church, of which Mrs. Boone was a member.

Surviving are her husband, R. Boone; a daughter, Wanda Boone, father, Lee Jergins; a brother, M. L. Jergins, all of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. D. A. Gordon, Fort Worth; Mrs. Sam Gordon, Mrs. J. W. Scott, Mrs. A. L. Jacobs and Mrs. Ira Fuller, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tubby Henson, Harold Nichols, J. D. Ingram, Preston Norwood, A. R. Cook, Wendell Cook and Glen Skinner.

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Janice Lea Boone
Jan 15, 1953 - Jun 19, 1958

Janice Lea Boone Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Janice Lea Boone, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Lee Boone, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The child had been ill several months.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Deborah Boone and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Boone, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Eunice Nichols, Garland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ernest Featherston, Harrell Gray, Jock Mott, Wayne Mitchell, Fulton Lewis and Jimmy Hawkins.

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Elvis Lewis Boone
Jun 16, 1913 - Aug 20, 1999

Elvis Lewis Boone

Services for Elvis Lewis Boone, 86, Murchison, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 21, at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel, Athens. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Mr. Boone died August 20, 1999, in an Athens hospital.
He was born June 16, 1913, in Trinidad to the late Emmett and Albina Holcomb Boone and had been a resident of Murchison 15 years. He was retired from P.A. Ross Machinery Company in Dallas. He served in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Arline Boone, Murchison; daughters, Cornilia Annette Lamberson, Liberal, Kansas, and Carolyn Jeannette McCray; brother, Emmett Boone, Styx; sister, Sis Graves, Ben Wheeler; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The Canton Herald, Thursday, August 26, 1999, page 9A

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Allen V. Boone
Jul 11, 1927 - Nov 15, 2013

Allen V. Boone, 86, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Ennis Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Tony Stephens officiating.

Allen was born in Powell, Texas, to the late Robert Boone and Sadie Geraldine Jergins Boone. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1944 to1946, and the United States Air Force from 1946 to 1973. He was stationed at various bases across the United States and had assignments in Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, Australia, England, and Pearl Harbor. Allen spent the last 35 years in retirement living in Phuket, Thailand, where he enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, and golf. He returned to his native Texas in 2012.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Boone Barham.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Budai Boone, of Corsicana; daughters, Irene Witten, of Wimberley, TX, and Ann Rogers, of McKinney, TX.; grandchildren, Michel Ann Ford, of Riverside, CA., Josh Allen Moore, of Sturbridge, MA., and Christa Snyder, of Wimberley, TX.; great-granddaughters, Jessica Chapman and Casie Chapman, both of Riverside, CA.; other relatives and many friends.

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Elva Marie (Johnson) Johnston
May 21, 1916 - Feb 23, 2013

Elva Marie Johnson Josey Johnston, a wonderful mother, friend to all, and one of the great beauties of her era, died Saturday, the 23rd of February 2013, at the age of 96.
Elva was born on the 21st of May 1916 to Robert Douglas Johnson and Carolyn Elizabeth (Carrie Bess) McConnico in Corsicana, Texas. Her father was the youngest of 9 children, all of whom grew up in Corsicana. As a boy, her father had done many interesting things including saving his friend, Gus Wortham, from drowning according to Wortham. Her mother, a local beauty who was the youngest of three sisters and was a great-granddaughter of Colonel James Butler Bonham of Alamo fame.
The family moved in the 1920s to Houston where they resided on Caroline Boulevard. With her middle sister, Dorothy (Dor) and her best friend Catherine (Cat) Crain, Elva was a mainstay in the Caroline Street Gang. She attended Albert Sydney Johnston Junior High where she was an honor student and May Fete Queen. At San Jacinto High School, she was elected Most Popular Girl by the students in 1932, 1933 and 1934. Her classmates included Walter Cronkite, Denton Cooley (whom she taught how to dance) and her future husband, Jack Josey.
At the University of Texas, Austin, Elva majored in English, was a Pi Beta Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, and runner up to Nellie Brill (Connally) for Sweetheart of the University.
Elva married her long time sweetheart, Jack Josey, on the 2nd of June 1939 at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Houston. The couple resided in Houston on Ella Lee Lane until the outbreak of World War II. On the 22nd of April 1941, their first child, Lenoir Moody Josey II was born and named for Jack's father. Jack enlisted in the US Navy the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed. On the 17th of January 1942, Elva and Lenoir followed Jack to Washington where Jack was assigned duty. Becoming pregnant with her second child, Elva took the train back to Houston with her son in September, 1942. They soon moved to the Wilshire Village Apartments at 5906 Dunlavy, Apartment 4, and on the 22nd of April 1943, a daughter, Carolyn was born. Several months later, Elva moved with her two children to 4324 Byron in Miami, Florida where Jack had moved to join his destroyer escort "Melvin R Nawman" which was being outfitted for combat. Upon completion, Jack departed for a two year stay fighting in the Pacific. With Jack oversees, the two children and Elva happily spent the remainder of the war years at the Wilshire Village Apartments. Letters from Jack in the Pacific were an exciting and cherished highlight of those years. Parts of the letters were written in secret code to let Elva know where her husband's ship was fighting.
Upon completion of World War II and her war hero's return to Houston, the young couple and two children moved to a 5 acre residence at 4 Post Oak Circle outside the city limits of Houston where The Houstonian is now located. Bricks bought from the destruction of the old Harris County Courthouse were used to cover the existing residence which became their happy home for more than 20 years. On the 12th of March 1950, a third child, Robert Anthony Josey II was born and named for Jack's great Uncle.
The 1950s and 1960s were spent being a busy mother and wife with almost yearly trips to Europe where Elva was invariably thought to be Vivien Leigh and later the Duchess of Windsor. With the children grown, the Post Oak house proved too large and Jack and Elva moved to Fontainbleu in the late 1970s. In 1982, Elva was devastated by the loss of Jack, but she rebounded and married Fred Johnston of San Antonio. They spent happy years together in Houston, San Antonio and Comfort before Fred's death.
Elva was very active in the Houston community. She and Jack were founding members of St. Luke's Methodist Church. She was an active member of The Junior League of Houston, the River Oaks Garden Club and River Oaks Country Club.
Elva's last years were happily spent with her treasured companions, Inez Hawkins and Frankie Copeland. She was visited often by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. She was wonderfully cared for by Inez and Frankie, plus her lifelong friend, Dr. Denton Cooley, and Dr. James T. Willerson, John West, Brent Mills and Mike Rafferty. The family is deeply grateful to all those who touched her life and made it so special. She loved all her many friends and family and maintained a wonderful sense of humor, loved dancing and flowers and had a beautiful smile all her life.
She is survived by three children, Lenoir and his wife Susan, Carolyn, and her husband John, Bobby and his wife Pamela, 8 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Elva during a reception from five o'clock in the afternoon until half-past seven o'clock in the evening on Tuesday, the 5th of March, at the River Oaks Country Club, 1600 River Oaks Boulevard in Houston. A uniformed steward from Geo. H. Lewis & Sons is to be positioned in the entrance hall so as to direct guests to the designated venue.
The family previously gathered for a private service of interment at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston, where the Rev. Dr. Laurens A. Hall, Rector of The Church of St. John the Divine, officiated.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Elva's memory may be directed to the Texas Heart Institute, Development Office, MC 3-117, P. O. Box 20345, Houston, TX, 77225-0345; the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens - MFAH, P. O. Box 6826, Houston, TX, 77265-6826; or to the River Oaks Garden Club, 2503 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX, 77098.

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  • Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb 27, 2013

Mary Lucille (Baggett) Mahoney
Jul 8, 1898 - Jun 21, 1948

MRS. LEE MAHONEY DIES MONDAY; RITES TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Lee B. Mahoney, 49, of Emhouse, died in the P. and S. Hospital Monday night.

Funeral services are slated Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, a son, William Mahoney, both of Emhouse; three daughters, Miss Wanda Sue Mahoney, Emhouse; Mrs. J. M. Burns and Mrs. O. J. Higgins, both of Fort Worth; mother, Mrs. W. A. Baggett, Corsicana; seven brothers, Fred Baggett, Malakoff; H. B. Baggett, Barry; Shepp Baggett, T. C. Baggett, Jack Baggett and Pete Baggett, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. W. W. Wiswell and Mrs. C. M. Scruggs, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mae Pearl Bankston, Cleveland and other relatives.

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Roscoe Lelon Mahoney 
Mar. 2, 1904 – Aug. 5, 1959

Roscoe Mahoney Services Held

Funeral services for Roscoe L. Mahoney, 55, of 1116 South Twenty-Ninth street, who died early Wednesday at Memorial hospital after a several weeks’ illness, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 4 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alvin L. Steen, pastor of the Third Avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Reginald King, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mahoney was a life-long resident of Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; six sons, Lelon, James M. and Michael Mahoney, all of Corsicana; Allen Mahoney, Dallas; Walter Mahoney, Sheboygan, Wis., and Wayne Mahoney, Longview; four daughters, Mrs. Sam Montgomery, Corsicana; Mrs. Clifton Price, Columbus, Ga.; Mrs. L. J. Daniels and Mrs. Wilbert Nutt, both of Dallas; 24 grandchildren; three brothers, John Mahoney, county commissioner, Pursley; Lee Mahoney, Emhouse, and Clyde Mahoney, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Allie Jackson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Bud Mahoney, Edward Jackson, Kenneth Mahoney, Junior Mitchell, Kenneth Mitchell, Herman Bell.

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William Frances “Bud” Mahoney
Nov 16, 1922 - Oct 30, 1969




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Alva Pearson Boyd
Mar 27, 1921 - Apr 26, 2006

Alva Pierson "Al" Boyd 85 died April 28, in a car accident in Cleburne. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 2 at Pipkin Funeral Home. Services will be at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Strickland officiating, assisted by the Rev. Bob Hopkins. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born March 27, 1921, to H.B. and Blanche Boyd in Blooming Grove and married Imogene Watkins May 27, 1942 in Dallas.

He was in the Army Air Corp during World War II and worked in the oilfields of west Texas. He owned and operated a Gulf Service Station on Big Spring Street, and later owned and operated B&W Specialty Company. He had a Gospel songs program on KJBC for 33 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Alva Turner of Odessa, and Sandra Dickson of Midland; son, Roger Boyd; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midland Hospice or the charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to [email protected]
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/2/2006.

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  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland, Midland Co., TX
  • h/o Dorothy Imogene (Watkins) Boyd; s/o Henry Byrum Boyd & Blanche Deolea (Pool) Boyd buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

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Alva Boyd

Alva "Al" P. Boyd 85 died April 28, 2006, in a car accident in Cleburne, Texas.

He was born March 27, 1921 in Blooming Grove, Texas, to H.B. and Blanche Boyd, one of six children, and married Imogene Watkins May 27, 1942 in Dallas, Texas.

Al was in the Army Air Corp during WWII, stationed on Guam Island. After the war, Al went to work in the oilfields of west Texas. He owned and operated a Gulf Service Station on North Big Spring Street, then later owned and operated B & W Specialty Company. He later had a Gospel Songs program on KJBC for 33 years.

"Al" was Marshall at Green Tree and also belonged to the Masonic Lodge #623 of Midland, Texas. Al was also ordained as a Baptist Minister.

Family received friends Tuesday at Pipkin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Strickland officiating, assisted by Rev. Bob Hopkins.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park with Masonic Graveside Services.

Alva "Al" was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Imogene Boyd; daughter, Alva Jean Turner of Odessa; son, Roger Leon "Buddy" Boyd and wife, Janis, of Midland; daughter, Sandra Gail Dickson and husband, Allen, of Midland; six grandchildren, Sherry Nolan Turner of New Braunfels, Todd Turner of Odessa, Beth Basham of Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael Boyd, Kalli Dickson and Kenzi Dickson, all of Midland; eight great-grandchildren, Matt Nolan, Tori Nolan, Zach Nolan, Travis Turner, Trevor Turner, Breanna Boyd, Madison Boyd, and Cole Basham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers are Joe Gonzalez, Jerry Fields, Sonny Haught, Michael Boyd, Clawson Pipkin and Todd Turner. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Richard Klempnauer, Bill Lovell, Gary Rhea, Leroy Stewart and Dr. J.C. Whitaker.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Midland Hospice or the charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Family messages and condolences may be emailed to [email protected].

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  • Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 5/3/2006.

Roger Leon Boyd
Jan 10, 1945 - Jul 16, 2016

Roger Leon (Buddy) Boyd passed away on July 16, 2016 in his home, in Midland, Texas. He was born January 10, 1945 to Alva P. Boyd and Imogene Watkins in Bloomingrove, Texas. He married Janis Lyn Busby on September 12, 1969 in Midland, TX. They were married 48 years. Their son Roger Michael Boyd was born August 10, 1972 in Houston, Texas.

Buddy served in the National Guard and played roller hockey. He owned his own business as a wallpaper hanger for over 20 years, then started a business as a newspaper distributer for the New York Times. Buddy had a great love for adventure, hiking and camping in the mountains. He also loved the sport of tennis and was quite good at the game. Buddy had a tender heart for birds. Preceding his death were his parents, Alva and Imogene Boyd. He is survived by his loving wife, Janis L. Boyd; his children, Roger Michael Boyd, his wife Rebecca Boyd of Midland, TX, and Beth Flinks and her husband Steve Flinks of Las Vegas, Nevada; his precious grandchildren, Breana Boyd, Cole Basham , Madison Boyd and Hailey Boyd; and his two beautiful sisters, older sister Alva Jean Emiston, her son Cary Todd Turner and daughter, Sherry Lynette Ray, and his younger sister Sandy Boyd-Dickson and her daughters, Kalli and Kenzi Dickson; and a host of cousins.

Many thanks to Arvol and Totsi Brown for their unwavering love and support (true friends indeed). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Midland. There will be a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel where friends are invited to join the family in celebration of Buddy Boyd.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Midland. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.
 

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  • Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on July 21, 2016
  • s/o Alva Pearson Boyd & Dorothy Imogene (Watkins) Boyd

Robert Lee Boyd
Jun 11, 1926 - Jul 30, 2017

Robert Lee Boyd, 91, of Corsicana, passed away on July 30, 2017. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery.

Robert was born on the family farm at Eureka, Navarro County, Texas, to the late Austin McQuiston "Mack" Boyd and Cora Lee (Walker) Boyd. He graduated from Mildred High School in 1943.

Robert was inducted into the U.S. Army in September 1944. After basic training at Camp Hood, and also in California he shipped out from Seattle to Hawaii for further training and the Pacific Campaign, where he was assigned to Company B 382nd Battalion 96th Infantry Division. His division along with three other Army divisions plus two Marine Corps divisions landed on April 1, 1945, in Okinawa beginning the largest and bloodiest battles of the war in the Pacific.

On May 13 his company had been reduced from 200 men to about 50 and his company Commander, Lt. Seymour Terry, was leading the charge up Zebra Hill in the Battle of Okinawa when Lt. Terry was mortally wounded by a Japanese mortar. Under enemy fire, Robert and three other men carried Terry down the hill on a rain poncho. Lt. Terry was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions.

On May 27, on O-Boe Hill, Robert was wounded in action by hand grenade shrapnel while defending his position from a fox hole. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Good Conduct, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Independence Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, for its heroic efforts, the 96th Division was awarded the Army Presidential Unit Citation. After recuperation in Guam, Robert rejoined the 96th division in Mindoro Island and Luzon Island in the Philippines. He served in the honor guard when General Douglas MacArthur returned to liberate the Philippines on July 5, 1946, and he was discharged in September 1946.

Robert met Helen Bonner in 1954 at the water cooler in the Navarro County Courthouse and they were married on June 25, 1955. In the early 1950s, while running the family farm, Robert also began part-time work for United States Department of Agriculture Federal Crop Insurance which later became a full-time job. He traveled extensively, often accompanied by his wife, Helen, throughout Texas as well as Oklahoma, New Mexico and Missouri, selling crop insurance, working as a crop insurance claim adjuster and in district and state insurance offices. He also worked in Washington D.C. for several months on multiple occasions in the capacity as an appellate judge hearing insurance claim appeal cases where he earned the nickname "Judge". He retired from Federal Crop Insurance after more than 50 years to fully devote his time to his beloved farm/ranch in Eureka which has been in the family for 125 years.

Robert enjoyed family gatherings, gardening, and especially his cattle and his farm/ranch. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana having served as elder and deacon for numerous terms and tracing his Presbyterian roots back over 200 years to Scotland. He served many years as an officer of the Eureka Cemetery Association.

Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Onata Boyd; and brothers, Nolan Boyd and James J. Boyd.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Helen; son, Mack Boyd and wife, Molly, of Ennis; daughters, Jane Williams and husband, Jerry, of Waxahachie, and Jean Bonds and husband, Bobby, of Dallas; grandchildren: Kaitlin Williams, of Austin, Sara Williams, of Beverly Hills, California, Lindsey Williams, of Troy, Alabama, Jamie Boyd, of Pullman, Washington, and Rob Boyd and wife, Sydnee, of Midland; neighbors who are just like grandsons, Coyt Weaver and Teigan Weaver, of Eureka; brothers, Walker Boyd, of Navasota, Texas, and Wallis Boyd and wife, Kathy, of Bradenton, Florida; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. M5

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Nathan George Boyd
Jul 27, 1922 - Dec 5, 1985

Services for Nathan G. Boyd, 63 of Palestine will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Herrington/Land of Memory Chapel with the Revs. Charles Bretz and Jack DuPree officiating. Burial will be in Land of Memory Cemetery.

Mr. Boyd was born in Palestine on July 27, 1922, son of William Earnest and Mable Morris Boyd. He died Thursday at Anderson County Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was a 1940 graduate of Palestine High School and a member of the First Christian Church. He served in the Air Force during World War II, seeing overseas duty in both England and Germany.

After leaving the service, Mr.Boyd worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad until he retired in 1982 after 36 years in the freight claims department. He owned and operated Stor-Mor mini-storage in Palestine.

Survivors include his wife, Gerry Reed Boyd; daughters, Natha Patricia Boyd and Mrs. Steve (Cindi) Presley, both of Palestine; two grandchildren; sister, Duvergn Henderson of Palestine.

Pallbearers will be James Calloway, Jimmy Cheatham, Spence Carnathan, Forrest Bradberry, Luke Thornton, Virgil Perry, Billy Shelton and Dr. John Presley.
(Palestine Herald-Press Dec 9, 1985)

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  • Photo probably not part of original obituary
  • h/o Geraldine (Reed0 Boyd; s/o William Ernest Boyd & Mable (Morris) Boyd
  • Land of Memory Cemetery, Palestine, Anderson co., TX
  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography

Winslow Smith Hill
Sep 11, 1925 - Jun 6, 2003

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Mark Lafayette Hill, Jr.
Sep 19, 1922 - Jan 20, 1992

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Jack Clinton Hitchcock
Jul 17, 1927 -Apr 28, 2014
 
A retired Oak Cliff educator and coach, at Harris HEB Hospital in Bedford, after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was born in Barry, Texas.

Mr. Hitchcock served on the faculty at Justin F. Kimball High School for almost 30 years, from 1958 until his retirement as head coach in 1987.

His quiet manner, strong character, and keen sense of gamesmanship produced winning teams and influenced may lives through his years as teacher and coach.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Margaret, of Duncanville; daughter, Nancy Allen & son-in-law Jim Allen of Arlington; grandchildren, Jake Allen & wife Julie of Mansfield, Betsy Spencer & husband Brian of Mansfield, and Clint Allen of Ft. Worth; great-grandchildren, Gracie and Henry Spencer and Kendal, Robert and Wesley Allen; and his brother, W.C. Hitchcock of Shreveport, LA.

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John Noble Henson
Jul 16, 1925 - Dec 3, 1996
 
John Noble Henson died December 3, 1996 at Cottonwood Hospital of myelodysplastic syndrome.

Born July 16, 1925 to John Henry and Ruth Noble Henson in Kerens, Texas. Married Carol Spratling on May 27, 1947 in Salt Lake City. Member of the LDS Church.

Served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and Korean Conflict. Attended Syracuse University and University of Utah.

Worked for United Air Lines in passenger service at Salt Lake City International Airport for many years. John and Carol founded Red Carpet Travel in 1984. Retired in 1994.

Survived by wife Carol, two children; Wendy (Chad) Nelson, Aurora, CO and John (Tracy) Henson, Sandy, UT; seven grandchildren; and brother, Dr. Bev (Evelyn) Henson, Huntsville, TX. Preceded in death by parents, sister Shirley Selfridge, and special aunt, Golder Noble.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 1996 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive (1495 East) where friends may call from 12:45-1:45 p.m. prior to the services.
Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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