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Dorothy Imogene (Watkins) Boyd
Nov 10, 1923 - Sep 30, 2006

Imogene Boyd passed away Saturday, September 30, 2006 in Odessa.

She was born on November 10, 1923 in Dallas, TX to the late Willie Lee and Willie Mae Watkins.

Imogene married the late Alva P. Boyd on May 27, 1942 in Dallas, TX. She then moved with her husband to Midland in 1949 where she worked for Midland National Bank and Commercial Bank & Trust for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister Maxine Harris and five brothers Hubert, Mark, Newman, Boss and Grady.

Survivors include her son, Buddy Boyd of Midland, two daughters, Alva Jean Turner of Odessa and 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, Cole Basham, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Gary Dyer officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

The pallbearers will be Mike Lovell, Todd Turner, Michael Boyd, Jr. Harris, Zach Nolan and Allen Dickson. The honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Stewart, Gary Rhea, Bill Lovell, Dr. Richard Klempnauer and Clawson Pipkin.

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

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Notes:

  • Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Oct 3, 2006
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland, Midland Co., TX
  • w/o Alva Pearson Boyd d/o Willie Lee Watkins (buried Dresden with first wife Cindy) and Willie Mae (unk) Watkins ( Willie’s first wife is Cindy R. “Cinderella” (Owen) Watkins (all her children’s birth records say Lucinda Owens one death record on a son says Cindy Owen) buried Dresden cemetery)

INFANT DAUGHTER Jones
Died Aug 26, 1953

Rites For Infant Thursday Morning

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Jones, 1902 Highland Road, Dallas, who died in Baylor Hospital Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hamilton cemetery, where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Mike Jones; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Moore and Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Jones, all of Dallas.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug 27, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Obit says d/o Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Jones - Unable to locate a death certificate but she is the granddaughter of Roy Forrest Moore and Serena Lucille (Vinson) Moore

Ethel Ruth (Massengale) Stover
Dec 13, 1914 - Oct 30, 1953

Mrs. Neal Stover Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Neal Stover, 39, who died at the family residence Friday morning near Sanger, Texas, were held from the First Methodist church at Sanger Saturday at 1 p.m.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Hamilton cemetery where interment will be made.

Mrs. Stover is the former Ethel Massengale and was a graduate of Corsicana High School

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Terry Neal, 15, and Bobby, 13, all of Sanger; father, W. M. Massengale, Barry; two brothers, Marshall and Roy Massengale, both of Barry; four sisters, Mrs. John Gillen, Emhouse; Mrs. A. M. Russell, Barry; Mrs. Robert McGraw, Blooming Grove and Mrs. Raymond Cagle, Monahans, and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct 31, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Otho Neal Stover; d/o William McHenry “Will” Massengale & Nancy B. ”Nannie” (Armstrong) Massengale buried in Grange Hall cemetery

Rexford Howard Adams, Jr.
Feb 24, 1955 - Mar 10, 1955

Minister’s Wife Fatally Injured Wednesday Night

Mrs. Ritta L. Eakin, 24-year-old wife of a McGregor minister, was fatally injured Wednesday night near the south city limits of Dallas on Highway 75 in an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel here Friday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Birdston cemetery
[see note]. The rites will be conducted by Rev. James E. Hill, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God of Waco.

Reports from Dallas indicated that the automobile driven by the minister’s wife smashed into a truck involved moments before another crash. The mishap occurred on Highway 75 near Stuart Simpson Road. The truck involved was a three-quarter flat-bed truck. Witnesses were quoted as saying the truck apparently was either parked on the highway or was moving in the wrong land without lights.

Deputy Sheriffs B. J. McDaniel and Henry Campbell said that a man believed the driver of the truck fled.

Daniel Paul Eakin, aged 4, son of Mrs. Eakin and Mrs. Wanda Lee Adams, 22 sister of Mrs. Eakin, and three Adams children, Barbara 2; Diane Pauline, 11 months, and Rexford Howard Adams, Jr., two weeks old, were in the car. The two weeks’ old infant is in Parkland Hospital in a critical condition with a fractured skull. The other children suffered cuts and bruises.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Robert R. Eakin, pastor of the Pentecostal church at McGregor; two sons, Marvin Edward Eakin and Dannie Paul Eakin; a daughter, Carol Lynn Eakin, all of McGregor; father, E. E. Moles, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Margie Lofton, Brownwood; two brothers, D. C. Moles, Irving, and E. G. Moles, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Opal French, Irving; Mrs. Wanda Lee Adams, and Mrs. Billie Hardy, both of Dallas and Mrs. Maxine Walls, Cincinnati, Ohio, and other relatives.

Mrs. Eakin died in Parkland Hospital, Dallas, a few minutes after being admitted.

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Double Funeral Rites Friday For Wreck Victims

Double funeral services for Mrs. Robert Eakin, 25, of McGregor, and her nephew, Rexford Howard Adams, aged two weeks, of Route 1, Dallas, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel here.

The child was buried in Hamilton cemetery and Mrs. Eakin was buried in the Birdston cemetery near Streetman.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James E. Hill, , pastor of the Waco Pentecostal Church of God, and Rev. H. B. Warnick, pastor of the Baptist East Temple of Dallas.

Died In Dallas
Mrs. Eakin died in Parkland hospital, Dallas, shortly after being admitted Wednesday night following an accident involving a car and a truck on Highway 75 near the Stuart Simpson road. The babe died of a fractured skull and other injuries in Parkland Hospital Thursday.

Homer Benson, 48, Dallas truck driver, was named in charges of murder without malice, failure to stop and render aid and no drivers’ license filed before Glenn W. Byrd, justice of the peace. Benton told police he stopped by the side of the road to try to fix his lights, which were out, and the car struck his truck. The truck had been involved in another collision a few minutes earlier, according to officers, but no one was injured. Benson left the scene of the accident before officers arrived and was arrested at home.

Survivors
Surviving Mrs. Eakin are her husband, Rev. Robert R. Eakin, pastor of the Pentecostal church at McGregor; two sons, Marvin Edward Eakin and Dannie Paul Eakin; a daughter, Carol Lynn Eakin, all of McGregor; father, E. E. Moles, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Margie Lofton, Brownwood; two brothers, D. C. Moles, Irving, and E. G. Moles, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Opal French, Irving; Mrs. Wanda Lee Adams, and Mrs. Billie Hardy, both of Dallas and Mrs. Maxine Walls, Cincinnati, Ohio, and other relatives.

Surviving the babe are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Howard Adams; and two sisters, Barbara Elaine Adams, aged two years, and Dianna Pauline Adams, aged 11 months, all of Route 1, Dallas, grandparents and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Eakin were Eugene French, Maurice French, Hardy McCleary, Willie B. Pillans, J. M. French, and Cyral Washburn.

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Doy Virgil King
May 10, 1915 - Dec 21, 1962

D. V. King Dies Friday Night

Doy Virgil King, 47, employe of the Todd Shipyard in Galveston died Friday night.

A funeral service will be held in Galveston Sunday at 2 p.m. and a second service will be held at the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Edward Anderson; two sons, Darrell and Danny King, all of Galveston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. King, Corsicana, and a brother, M. R. King, Texas City, and other relatives.

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Joe Merlen “Jody” King
Aug 23, 1892 - May 14, 1964

J. M. King Dies Early Thursday

J. M. King, 71, carpenter, 1195 West Eleventh avenue died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of Memorial Baptist church, and Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

King was a native of Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, M. R. King, Texas City; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Darrell King, Danny King, Michael King, Edward Anderson, Lonnie Davis and Billy Pruitt.

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William George Watson
Aug 18, 1872 - Apr 22, 1953

Friday Services For W. G. Watson

Funeral services for William G. Watson, 81, retired Centerville farmer and railroad employee, were held from the Corley Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

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

Watson died Wednesday night.

Surviving are two sons, Willie J. and Robert A. Watson, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. H. J. Ewing, Corsicana, and Mrs. Roy A. Atkisson, Hobbs, N.M.; two brothers, Tom and Dave Watson, both of Centerville; six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Charles D. Miller, W. R. Starnes, A. H. Starnes, J. J. McMillan, C. S. McClanahan and C. O. Curington.

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Charles Edward “Ed” Watson
Jul 30, 1894 - Nov 25, 1972

C. E. Watson

Funeral services for C. E. (Ed) Watson, 78, who died Saturday in Evergreen Nursing Home, were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Burial was to be in Hamilton cemetery.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Corsicana and a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lottie Watson, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Hamrick of Port Lavaca; three grandchildren; seven step-daughters and one step-son; a sister, Mrs. E. R. McKelroy of Corsicana; and two brothers, W. C. Watson of Corsicana and Robert Watson of Austin.

Pallbearers were to be C. C. Merrell, Douglas Jordan, Lee Welch, George Chappell, Ike Estell and Harmon Pope.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 27, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lora Ethel (Martin) Watson 2nd wife Charlotte “Lottie” (Moor) Martin-Watson s/o John Robert Watson and Lula (Donaho) Moreau-Watson

Charley Edward Watson
Dec 11, 1884 - Dec 19, 1954

Charlie Watson Expires Sunday

Charlie E. Watson, 70, formerly of Barry, died in Memorial Hospital late Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. The Masons will have charge of the graveside rites and will provide pallbearers.

Watson was a member of the Calvary Baptist church here and the Masonic Lodge No. 839, Barry.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Billy Watson; a daughter, Miss Minnie Lee Watson; and a grandson, all of Corsicana; two brothers, W. H. and G. W. Watson, both of Barry; three sisters, Mrs. John Nowlen and Mrs. G. F. Gay, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Fred Reed, Barry, and other relatives.

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Lula Irene Singleton
Nov 29, 1896 - Jun 1, 1953

Rites Held For Miss Singleton

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday for Miss Lula Irene Singleton, 56, who died at memorial Hospital Sunday.

Services were held from the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. G. L. Johnston conducting. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

She is survived by a brother, Earl Langridge, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn McCaslin, Powell; mother, Mrs. Manda Garrison, Powell and several nieces and nephews.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 2, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o George L. Singleton & Amanda Sarah Elizabeth “Mandy” (Bonner) Langridge-Singleton-Garrison ( death certificate says George L. Singleton & Mandy Bonner)

Tommie Melissa (Glass) Little
Sep 9, 1894 - May 18, 1958

Monday Services For Mrs. Little

Mrs. J. Walter Little, 63, native of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning following a brief illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. George McAdams; a grandson, George W. McAdams; a sister, Mrs. Jim Chambliss, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Oscar Burns, Truly Etheredge, Preston Garner, Guy Buck, G. C. Cowden and Lester Atkins.

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Lena Hood (Toten) Breedlove
Dec 29, 1890 - Oct 23, 1975

Mrs. Breedlove

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Gurnie R. (Lena) Breedlove, 84, resident of Sulphur, La., who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Uriah Stegman will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was a native of Navarro County, former Corsicana resident, lived in Sulphur for the past seven years, and member of the pleasant Grove Methodist Church near Corsicana.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John W. Wood of Sulphur; three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Claude Horne and Mrs. Ben Jordan both of Hubbard, and Mrs. W. N. Price of Wellington, tex. and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Roy Bristow
Aug 24, 1903 - Jul 15, 1974
 
Community Leader Roy Bristow Dies

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church sanctuary for Roy Bristow, 79, of 1613 N. 26th St., who died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital following a short illness. He was a church, civic, and business leader.

Rev. Harold Lansford and Rev. Elvis Egge will officiate. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was born in Malakoff August 24, 1903, the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Bristow. He and his family moved to Emhouse in1906. He attended the Emhouse schools, graduated from Corsicana High School, and attended the University of Texas in Austin prior to accepting a position as scale clerk with the Anderson-Clayton Company.

He worked with the Southland Cotton Oil Company as bookkeeper, cashier, seed buyer and manager.

He joined First Baptist Church in 1930, served two terms on the board of deacons, 22 years as general superintendent of Sunday Schools, and recently served as adult director of the Adult Sunday School department. He was a member of the church planning committee for various expansion programs of the church.

Other activities of his service to the Corsicana area included being a member of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture Committee, Navarro County Crops Program, former chairman of the Seven Stop Cotton Committee, and past president of the Corsicana Lions Club. He was a member of the Lions Governor’s Cabinet.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Roy Bristow of Corsicana; a son, Charles Roy Bristow of Dallas, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Prigmore of Dallas, five grandchildren, a brother, Robert Bristow of Palestine and other relatives.

Pallbearers include Paul Moore, Leighton Dawson, Hoyte Moore, C. G. Winn, George Watkins, Homer Harris, Bronnie McNabb and Wilson Griffin.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the First Baptist Church Board of Deacons.

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Ernest C. Butler
Oct 26, 1904 - Sep 22, 1975

E. C. Butler

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ernest C. Butler, 70, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Elvis H. Egge and Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, with burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park..

He was a native of Navarro County, lived in Corsicana since 1964, was a deacon at First Baptist Church, superintendent of Schools in Emhouse 12 years, superintendent in Mabank for 15 years, and in Lancaster for five years. For the past 10 years he was a real estate agent in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a son, Dr. E. C. Butler of Austin, and two grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 23, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Loyas (Scarbrough) Butler; s/o Whitaker Homer Butler & Martha Jane (Copeland) Butler buried in New Pursley Cemetery

Loyas (Scarbrough) Butler
Jul 17, 1904 - Jun 8, 1971

Butler

Funeral services for Mrs. Ernest C. Butler, who died Tuesday at Memorial, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Roberts officiating, assisted by the Rev. Eugene E. Wood. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park..

A native of Rockdale in Milam County, Mrs. Butler had resided in Corsicana for the past seven years and was a member of First Baptist Church. During her 31 years as a teacher, she taught at Emhouse and Mabank.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest C. Butler of Corsicana, former superintendent of schools at Lancaster and Mabank and a former faculty member at Navarro Junior College.

Also surviving are a son, Dr. Ernest Charles Butler of Austin; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Lula Scarbrough of Dallas; two brothers, Dr. S. C. Scarbrough of Amarillo and Virgil Scarbrough of Galena Park; and a sister, Mrs. Alma Fluker of Texarkana.

Pallbearers will be Hoyt Moore, Chester Sprinkle, Dr. Ben Jones, Jimmie Phillips, Bruce Green, Connie Hyde, O. A. Trull and Bronnie McNabb.

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John Marion Holloway
Jun 22, 1926 - Oct 3, 2020
 
John Marion Holloway, 94, passed away on October 3, 2020, in Waco, Texas, at Hillcrest Scott & White Baylor Hospital. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

John was born on June 22, 1926, in Roane, Texas, to the late Arthur Burton Holloway and Lula Pearl Reagan Holloway. He lived in Roane until he entered the military service in the U.S. Army’s 11th Airborne Division, the “Angels Division”, and served in the Pacific theater in the Philippines and Japan during World War II. He attained the rank of Sergeant. He was on a troop transport ship headed for the invasion of Japan when an atomic bomb dropped on each of two Japanese cities.

John’s life revolved around his family. He loved spending time with Ruby Jewell, with his children and many grandchildren. He was baptized and a member of the Roane Baptist Church where he met Ruby at an ice cream social.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Jewell Aven on July 5, 2015; sisters, Gladys Sims and her husband, Kyle, and Marzie Auerbach and her husband, Don; and brothers: Morris Holloway and his wife, Lucille, Reagan Holloway and his wife, Blanch, and Bryan Holloway and his wife, Kay.

Survivors include his daughter, Barbara Smith and her husband, Robert Pat; sons, Ricky Holloway and his wife, Patti, and Jon Holloway and his wife, Melanie; grandchildren: Tiffany Hansen Raye and her husband, Tommy, Mark Batte and his wife, Chris, Lauren Cathey and her husband, Billy Joe, Scott Holloway and his wife, K.K., and Brooke Holloway; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Clark and her husband, John; other relatives and many friends. A3(2)

 


Jack Harold Holloway
Mar 14, 1925 - Jan 13, 1981

INFO FROM FINDAGRAVE.COM

Born at Corsicana, Tx
Died in a Dallas Hospital at the age of 55 yrs, tragically from injuries sustained from a car accident in Lindale, Texas.

Father: William Richard Holloway (b. 9-11-1901, d. 8-16-1931, at the age of 30 yrs.)
Mother: Mittie Marthalane Petty (b. 8-28-1902, d. 12-31-1972, at the age of 70 yrs.)

Jack Holloway was 6 yrs old when his father died; his mother unable to take care of all the children, placed them in the IOOF State Home that same year, except for Mary, the baby. He entered the United States Army June 23, 1943. He had brown eyes and brown hair, 5'9", 174#. Military Occupational Specialty-Paratrooper-Truck Driver; Battles/Campaigns: Rhineland Central Europe. He served with 398th Infantry in England, France and Germany. He was decorated with American Theater Campaign Medal, EAME (European-African-Middle Eastern) Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, and Distinguished Unit Badge with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, World War II Victory Medal, Lapel Button--Wounds recvd in action (Germany)EAME Nov 19 1944; Honorable Discharge Feb. 4, 1946.

Jack was married to Jo Ann Shadix Holloway (Jones) of Corsicana on March 6, 1954, Navarro County, Texas. She is buried at Benton County Memorial Park, Rogers, Arkansas. They had two children. He married again at Lindale and had 1 daughter.

Jack was a carpenter.

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Billy Dunn Watson
Dec 8, 1922 - Sep 14, 2010

Graveside services and interment for Billy Dunn Watson, 87, Athens are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 16, 2010 at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens, with Dr Kyle Henderson officiating. Arrangements are with Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

Mr. Watson died Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in Athens.

He was born December 8, 1922 in Cooper to William Wylie and Carrie Elizabeth Dunn Watson.

Bill married Tommie Frances Scoggins November 15, 1943 in Bennetsville, South Carolina. He was Sergeant in the U S Army 18th Airborne 54 Signal BN and served in England, France, Belgium Luxemburg, Holland and Germany. He was awarded numerous medals including 7 Bronze Stars and Victory Ribbon. Bill was a 50 year Mason and a member of First Baptist Church. He retired after 40 years with American National Insurance Company.

Survivors include his wife Tommie Watson, Athens; daughter Leslie Watson Gunn, Carrollton; son Larry Gene Watson, Texarkana; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

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Kathryn "Kay" (Reames) Watkins
Mar 22, 1923 - Sep 27, 2020
 
Kathryn "Kay" Watkins, 97, passed away on September 27, 2020. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Kay, also known as "G. Mom", was born on March 22, 1923, in Emhouse, Texas, to the late Annie Jewel Threet Reames and Homer Augusta Reames, the first of two daughters.

Kay loved traveling to the Orient and around the world. Her other interests involved both Social and Duplicate Bridge and quilting which she did for over 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Alvin Watkins; her first born child, Linda Kay Watkins Sullivan Sauer; first grandchild, Rickey Arnold Sullivan, Jr.; and sister, Helen M. Gray.

Survivors include her daughters, George Ann Watkins O'Bannon, and Lynn Emery Taylor; son, Tim Alvin Watkins; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; niece, Kathey Gray Comer, Kay's namesake.

Notes:

  • w/o George Alvin Watkins; d/o Homer Augusta Reames & Annie Jewell (Threet) Reames

Eddie (Day) Pevehouse (Eddie Lea)
Sep 6, 1944 - Oct 4, 2020
 
Eddie was born in Dallas on September 6, 1944. While growing up she spent most summers in southwest Navarro County at the family cattle ranch, and after graduating early from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas, she attended classes at Navarro Junior College before starting at the University of Texas as a 16 year-old junior, majoring in Spanish.

Over the years she was active in more civic and community organizations than can be accurately recalled, and focused most of her efforts in recent years on her many historical and genealogical interests, and often received recognition from local organizations for her work on topics of local historical interest. She once wrote a book on the Sutton Taylor Feud, and was quick to remind anyone that the Suttons started it. She also devoted a significant amount of time in recent years fighting for environmental causes that she felt would adversely affect ranchers in her part of Navarro County. The companies who she fought against said her efforts weren't the deciding factor in canceling their projects, but they were canceled nonetheless.

Like her aunt, Lola Longbotham, she served as Chairwoman of the Navarro County Democrats for several years, ensuring a place in government for the people until well after 2008, when rural counties like Navarro County elected their first county-wide Republicans since Reconstruction.

In the 1970's, she transitioned into a career in advertising, specializing in political campaigns. After the death of her aunt Lola in 1984, she moved back to Navarro County to live on and work the family cattle ranch with her two sons. She took efforts to preserve the history and heritage of the ranch, enrolling it the Texas Family Land Heritage Program, which is limited to family farms and ranches that have been in continuous agricultural production for at least 100 years. Her family history on the ranch goes back to when the Longbothams received their first land grant in 1834, before Texas was a Republic.

As was the case with her mother, it didn't take long for anyone to learn that behind the accent and small-town demeanor Eddie was a Mensa-member with a quick wit who knew her way around the subjects about which she spoke. Her family can't remember a time when she lost at Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit. She enjoyed honest debates about all sorts of political views, but would not stand for hypocrisy in life or in politics.

She passed away on October 4, 2020, and is survived by her son, Bill Truitt of Houston, with his three children, Walter, Charlie, and Helen, as well as her son Jason Truitt of Houston, with his three children, Stephanie of Snoqualmie, Washington, Tyler, who lives in Austin, and Mary Alice, who lives in Atascocita, and two great-grandchildren, Tyler's daughter Gemma and son Benjamin.

As is too-often the case nowadays, due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public services. In accordance with her wishes, her ashes will be spread on the ranch, which she always said she will watch over forever.

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Gary Dwaine Pryor
Dec 6, 1938 - Oct 1, 2020
 
On Thursday, October 1st, 2020, Gary Dwaine Pryor, loyal husband and father of three children, passed away at the age of 81.

Gary was born on December 6, 1938 in Corsicana, TX to Thurman and Thelma Pryor. He graduated from Navarro College and then moved to Houston where he began his career in advertising sales. Gary had a passion for life. That was evident in the way lived. His experiences made for the best stories. He enjoyed spending time on or around the water, Mexico was his favorite destination and his love for dogs was immeasurable. Gary was also an avid lover of jazz music, fancy clothes and was known for his quick wit, and calm demeanor.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Thurman, his mother, Thelma, his aunts, Roberta and Grace and his stepdaughter and stepson, Penny and Ted. He is survived by his wife Eddie Sue, his three children, Gary, Angela and Carla, his stepdaughter Patti, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at Northside Baptist Church in the Activity Building on December 5th, 2020 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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James Glendale "Buddie" Longbotham
Jan 9, 1901 - July 27, 1980

J.G. Longbotham
J.G. (Buddy) Longbotham, 79, of Wortham, died Sunday at the Wortham Hospital.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Wortham with the Rev. Ross Davis of Oklahoma City officiating. Burial will be in the Wortham Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home of Wortham has charge of arrangements.
Mr. Longbotham was a resident of Navarro county for more than 50 years. He was a rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Lola Longbotham, Wortham; two sisters, Mrs. Wyatt Hayter, Mexia and Mrs. S. R. Parris, Dallas; three nephews and one niece.
Pallbearers will be Morgan Craig, Mack Strange, Bobby Wilson, Billy Smallwood, Corley Sawyer, Brad McReynolds, Kenneth Butler and J. G. Moody.


David Garrett Moles
Dec 5, 1897 - Oct 27, 1953

David G. Moles Rites Saturday

Funeral services for David G. Moles, 55, fatally injured in an automobile accident at Falfurrias Wednesday morning, will be held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Birdston cemetery.

The funeral originally was slated for Friday afternoon but has been postponed until the Saturday hour.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. L. McKissack Teague Baptist minister.

Surviving are a son, Jerry Moles, Falfurrias; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Michaels, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. J. C. Hardie, Dallas; two brothers, M. I. Moles, Eureka, and E. E. Moles, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Saturday Rites For David Moles

Funeral services for David G. Moles, 55, were held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

Moles was fatally injured in an automobile accident at Falfurrias Wednesday morning.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. L. McKissack Teague Baptist minister.

Surviving are a son, Jerry Moles, Falfurrias; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Michaels, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. J. C. Hardie, Dallas; two brothers, M. I. Moles, Eureka, and E. E. Moles, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Masons were pallbearers. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. L. McKissack Teague Baptist minister.

Corley directs.

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Mary Ealon (Ferguson) Moles
Jun. 12, 1905 - Aug. 27, 1953

Friday Services For Mrs. Moles

Funeral services for Mrs. Ealon Moles, 49, who died Wednesday at Piermont, Texas, were held Friday at 4:30 a.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist, church, formerly of Streetman. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, David Moles, Piermont; a son, Jerry Billy Moles, Falfurrias; a daughter, MRs. Joyce Michaels, Chicago; two grandchildren; three brothers, Wayne and Carl Ferguson, both of Streetman, and Fred Ferguson, New London; mother, Mrs. Mattie Ferguson, Streetman, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were members of the Streetman Masonic Lodge.

Corley directed.

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Everett Edwards Moles
Sep 28, 1894 - Nov 5, 1972

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Everett Moles, 79, of Duncanville, who died Sunday in Duncanville.

Capt. James Fortney will officiate, and burial will be in Birdston Cemetery near Streetman.

He was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Moles of Victoria and Mr. and Mrs. Gurley Moles of Lancaster; two daughters and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Don French of Irvin and Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Adams of Duncanville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Maxine Allen of Brownwood and a step-daughter and her husband Mr. and Mrs. Hardy McClary of Dallas; a brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Maja Moles of Corsicana; and a sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hardy of Mesquite; 17 grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Moles, Daniel Eakins, Marvin Eakins, Johnny French, Arnold Williams and Rodney Bancroft.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 6, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • World War I Veteran ] TEXAS PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR I
  • h/o Margorie “Margie” (Washburn) Williamson-Moles-Lofton buried in Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Tx; s/o David Calvin Moles & Lizzie Ordella (Edwards) Moles

Retta Lou (Moles) Eakin
Jun 14, 1931 - Mar 9, 1955

Minister’s Wife Fatally Injured Wednesday Night

Mrs. Ritta L. Eakin, 24-year-old wife of a McGregor minister, was fatally injured Wednesday night near the south city limits of Dallas on Highway 75 in an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel here Friday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Birdston Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. James E. Hill, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God of Waco.

Reports from Dallas indicated that the automobile driven by the minister’s wife smashed into a truck involved moments before another crash. The mishap occurred on Highway 75 near Stuart Simpson Road. The truck involved was a three-quarter flat-bed truck. Witnesses were quoted as saying the truck apparently was either parked on the highway or was moving in the wrong land without lights.

Deputy Sheriffs B. J. McDaniel and Henry Campbell said that a man believed the driver of the truck fled.

Daniel Paul Eakin, aged 4, son of Mrs. Eakin and Mrs. Wanda Lee Adams, 22 sister of Mrs. Eakin, and three Adams children, Barbara 2; Diane Pauline, 11 months, and Rexford Howard Adams, Jr., two weeks old, were in the car. The two weeks’ old infant is in Parkland Hospital in a critical condition with a fractured skull. The other children suffered cuts and bruises.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. Robert R. Eakin, pastor of the Pentecostal church at McGregor; two sons, Marvin Edward Eakin and Dannie Paul Eakin; a daughter, Carol Lynn Eakin, all of McGregor; father, E. E. Moles, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Margie Lofton, Brownwood; two brothers, D. C. Moles, Irving, and E. G. Moles, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Opal French, Irving; Mrs. Wanda Lee Adams, and Mrs. Billie Hardy, both of Dallas and Mrs. Maxine Walls, Cincinnati, Ohio, and other relatives.

Mrs. Eakin died in Parkland Hospital, Dallas, a few minutes after being admitted.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 10, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Rev. Robert R. Eakin; d/o Everett Edward Moles & Marjorie “Margie” (Washburn) Williamson-Moles-Lofton

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Double Funeral Rites Friday For Wreck Victims

Double funeral services for Mrs. Robert Eakin, 25, of McGregor, and her nephew, Rexford Howard Adams, aged two weeks, of Route 1, Dallas, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel here.

The child was buried in Hamilton cemetery and Mrs. Eakin was buried in the Birdston Cemetery near Streetman.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James E. Hill, , pastor of the Waco Pentecostal Church of God, and Rev. H. B. Warnick, pastor of the Baptist East Temple of Dallas.

Died In Dallas
Mrs. Eakin died in Parkland hospital, Dallas, shortly after being admitted Wednesday night following an accident involving a car and a truck on Highway 75 near the Stuart Simpson road. The babe died of a fractured skull and other injuries in Parkland Hospital Thursday.

Homer Benson, 48, Dallas truck driver, was named in charges of murder without malice, failure to stop and render aid and no drivers’ license filed before Glenn W. Byrd, justice of the peace. Benton told police he stopped by the side of the road to try to fix his lights, which were out, and the car struck his truck. The truck had been involved in another collision a few minutes earlier, according to officers, but no one was injured. Benson left the scene of the accident before officers arrived and was arrested at home.

Survivors
Surviving Mrs. Eakin are her husband, Rev. Robert R. Eakin, pastor of the Pentecostal church at McGregor; two sons, Marvin Edward Eakin and Dannie Paul Eakin; a daughter, Carol Lynn Eakin, all of McGregor; father, E. E. Moles, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Margie Lofton, Brownwood; two brothers, D. C. Moles, Irving, and E. G. Moles, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Opal French, Irving; Mrs. Wanda Lee Adams, and Mrs. Billie Hardy, both of Dallas and Mrs. Maxine Walls, Cincinnati, Ohio, and other relatives.

Surviving the babe are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Howard Adams; and two sisters, Barbara Elaine Adams, aged two years, and Dianna Pauline Adams, aged 11 months, all of Route 1, Dallas, grandparents and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Eakin were Eugene French, Maurice French, Hardy McCleary, Willie B. Pillans, J. M. French, and Cyral Washburn.

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Jonathan Benton Coleman
Oct 22, 1886 - Aug 30, 1956

Streetman Rites For J. P. Coleman

J. B. (Cap) Coleman, 69, rancher and retired Streetman merchant, died in the Navarro Clinic early Thursday morning following a short illness. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving re his wife of Streetman; two daughters, Mrs. C. V. Carroll, Streetman and Mrs. W. B. Broun, Glen Rose; two grandchildren; two brothers, F. S. Coleman, Houston, and J. A. Coleman, Streetman, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church in Streetman Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Birdston cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Unity Baptist Church, here assisted by Rev. Leonard Lee.

Masons will have charge at the grave and will act as pallbearers.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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W. B. Roberts
Mar. 23, 1885 - Dec. 24, 1953

Retired Magnolia Employe Expires

W. B. Roberts, 68, retired employe of the marketing division of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, died at his home in Streetman on Thursday night.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; two sons, Wallace B. Roberts, Corsicana, and Frank Wallace, San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Abe Steele, Anahuac; three brothers, U. F. Roberts, Sr., Waco; S. A. and A. J. Roberts, both of Dallas, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Leonard Lee, Streetman, assisted by Rev. Herbert L. McKissack, Teague Baptist minister.

Masons were pallbearers.

He was a member of the First Baptist church in Streetman and the Winkler Masonic Lodge.

Griffin directed.

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Patricia Ann (Roberts) Anz
Nov 13, 1940 - Sep 11, 2010

 
Patricia Ann Roberts Anz, 69, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2010. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Day Spring Baptist Church in Waco followed by committal services at Birdston cemetery in Streetman, Texas.

Patricia worked as a nurse's aide, a volunteer, an audio-visual communications specialist.

She is survived by her husband, James; sons, Andre and Craig; daughter, Shari; grandchildren, Eleah, Isaac, Olivia, Amelia, Irene, Mathius, Allyssa, Lane, and Caleb, Tallis and Aodhan; siblings, Lish, Bill, Catherine, and Becky; and many more family members and friends.

Notes:

  • Waco Tribune-Herald - Sep. 14, 2010
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Anz; d/o Ulish Floyd Roberts, Sr. & Mishie Ann (McDaniel) Roberts

Alice (Roberts) Gilbert
Jul 18, 1903 - Jul 17, 1957

Mrs. Gilbert Dies In Austin

Mrs. Alice Roberts Gilbert, 54, died in Austin Friday.

Funeral services are scheduled Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Birdston Cemetery.

Surviving are three brothers, U. F. Roberts, Waco; S. A. and A. J. Roberts, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Griffin will direct.

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Graveside rites were held at Birdston Cemetery Sunday A. M. at 10 o’clock for Mrs. Alice Gilbert who passed away in Austin Friday. She will be remembered as Alice Roberts.

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Katherine Ann McNutt
Jul 5, 1956 - Nov 2, 2020

Katherine McNutt, 64, went to be with the Lord November 2, 2020.
In leu of flowers, donations of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Navarro County would be appreciated.
Obituary will follow.
Service to be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, November 5th at First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

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Katherine Ann McNutt, 64, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, November 2, 2020. She was a dearly beloved Sister, Aunt, Great Aunt and Friend.
Katherine was born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 5, 1956 to Lee William McNutt, Jr. and Josephine Pritchett McNutt. Katherine’s father was a native of Corsicana who returned to his hometown in 1958.
A woman of beauty, intelligence and humor. Katherine had a strong Christian faith and a very kind heart. She was preceded in death by her parents Lee William McNutt, Jr. and Josephine Pritchett McNutt, and by her Grandparents, Lee William McNutt, Sr., Anna Mae McNutt, Joseph Worley Pritchett and Velma Williams Pritchett. She is survived by her brother Bob McNutt and wife, Amber of Corsicana, brother Lee William McNutt, III and wife, Susanna of Dallas. Sister Melanie Jeanne McNutt of Dallas. She is also survived by nephews and nieces, Thomas McNutt and wife Julie, Lee William McNutt, IV and wife Michelle, Bo McNutt, Josie McNutt, Alyssa, Nicole and Matthew Stills, Rabel McNutt, Slone McNutt. Great nephews and niece Lee McNutt, James McNutt and Hollie Grace McNutt.
She was a great animal lover and over the years she had many faithful and loyal dogs that brought great joy to her life.
Katherine graduated Corsicana High School in 1974. She attended Southern Methodist University, where she graduated with a BA in History in 1978. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and a Sigma Alpha Epsilon Little Sister. She had a special place in her heart for two of her professors, Drs Jeremy Adams and Bonnie Wheeler. We would also like to express gratitude to Jacki, Detra and Stella for their special care.
Visitation will take place at Corley Funeral Home, 418 N. 13th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 12:00-7:00 pm with the family in attendance 5:00-6:00 pm.
The Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 pm Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110. Burial will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery.
The family is especially grateful to God for His abundant grace and mercy. And most appreciative of the many acts of kindness, love and compassion shown by others during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Navarro County, 117 W. Mall Drive, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or to the charity of your choice.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o Lee William McNutt, Jr. & Josephine (Pritchett) McNutt

William David Travis
Dec 19, 1921 - Jun 18, 2019

William David Travis went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2019.

William was born December 19, 1921, to John William and Annie Denbow Travis in Corsicana, TX, where he grew up. He married the love of his life, Billie Doris Green, in 1943 and they were married for 61 years. They had two children, Serena Ann Holdridge and John David Travis.

William served in the Army Air Corp in India and Burma in WWII. After discharge, he worked at the Dallas Morning News as a typesetter until retirement. He was also a Mason for over 50 years.

William is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Billie, his daughter, Serena, and his son, John David.

William is survived by granddaughter Holli Baker and her husband Rob Baker, and Great-Grandchildren Zachary McNeill and Allison McNeill.

Interment is at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, TX, in the Travis family plot.

Wade Family Funeral Home

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Daniel Aurbon “Dan” Trull Sr.
Apr 4, 1919 - Apr 2, 2011

Daniel Aurbon "Dan" Trull Sr.

KILGORE - Graveside services for Daniel "Dan" Aurbon Trull Sr., 91, of Overton, will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Danville Cemetery in Kilgore, with the Revs. Mike Gribble and Bradley Reed officiating.
Mr. Trull passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011, in Overton.
Mr. Trull was born April 4, 1919, in Ben Wheeler, Texas, to William and Lona Trull, deceased.
Dan was retired from Getty Oil Co.

He served in the United States Army during World War II as a mechanic.

Mr. Trull was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Mr. Trull was a longtime, faithful member of the Kilgore Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time outdoors with family, fishing and hunting. Dan loved people and spending time visiting. He will be truly missed by all his loving family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Hendrix Trull of Overton; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel Jr. and Sharon Trull of Lafayette, La.; stepsons and spouses, J.D. and Billie Hendrix of Kilgore and R.T. "Buddy" and Penny Hendrix of Overton; two grandchildren, Laci and husband, Joe Stephenson of Longview and Daron Trull of Lafayette, La.; four great-grandchildren, Matt and wife, Tiffany Hampton, Colin Hampton and Drew Hampton, all of Kilgore, and Nathan Trull of Lafayette, La.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other loving family and friends.
Memorials may be made to Angel Care Hospice, 209 Hwy 79 North, Henderson, TX 75652; or Kilgore Missionary Baptist Church, 223 Harris Street, Kilgore, TX 75662.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, April 4, 2011, at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.

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Benjamin Shell Tucker
Apr 4, 1925 - Jul 14, 2008

Benjamin Shell Tucker was born on April 4, 1925 in Corbet, Texas to William H. and Zettie Price Tucker. He served in WWII in the European Theater. After the war, he attended Navarro College. Later, he was employed by Texas Power and Light Co. and Formost Milk Co. He and his wife owned and operated Tucker's Grocery, along with son Jerry and Darla Tucker, in Garrett. He then went into full time custom farming, cattle and excavation work. Benjamin was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Bessie Mae Burleson. He is survived by their two children, Daisy Jordan and husband Jack of Bedford and Jerry Tucker and wife Darla of Ennis; grandchildren, Christi Nunn and husband Andy of Ennis, Jackie Nelson and husband Jeff of Saginaw, Ben Jordan, Greg Jordan and wife Lori all of Bedford, and great grandchildren, Cole Nunn, Nate and Jordan Nelson, and Jared and Jacob Jordan. He is also survived by his sister, Jean Feix and husband Paul of Mexia. He also was blessed with many nephews and nieces. Benjamin was preceded in death by brother, Bill Tucker and sisters, Olivette Putnam and Sarah Stanley. God richly blessed him with loving care from his family at his home with the support of the Home Based Patient Care Program provided by the VA Medical System.
Visitation is scheduled for 8:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the Crisp Cemetery with graveside service to follow at 9.

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Thyra Mae "Mutt" (Trent) Blakney
1920 - Dec 29, 2014

Thyra Mae Blakney passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, in Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday.

Notes:

  • Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 3, 2015
  • Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX
  • w/o J. B. Blakney; d/o Hubert Harrison Trent & Emma L. (McElvany) Trent

Charles Henry Blackmon
Oct 16, 1875 - Feb 23, 1953

Chas. H. Blackmon Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Charles H. Blackmon, 77, retired Magnolia Petroleum Company and City of Corsicana employe, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Blackmon died at his home, 1316 West Eleventh avenue early Monday morning. He had resided in Corsicana 55 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Ben Joe Acock, Corsicana; a brother, Will Blackmon, Rio Vista, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Thorp, Plattersville; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl Smalling, Leslie White, L. V. Majors, L. M. Warren, John Howell, Willie Lewis.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 24, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o De Etta Emma (Smalling) Acock-Blackmon married Jan. 6, 1901; s/o Simon Alonzo Blackmon & Nancy (Hamilton) Blackmon

Ben Franklin Blackmon, Sr.
Mar 25, 1891 - Dec 14, 1970

Former Mayor Dies Monday

Ben F. Blackmon, 79, prominent civic leader and former Corsicana mayor, died early Monday at Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He had been manager of Drane Estate enterprises for many years, and was a trustee of the Navarro Community Foundation established by Frank Neal Drane.

A native of Eureka, he was a World War I veteran, a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church, a Mason and member of all bodies of Lodge No. 174. He was a charge member of the Corsicana Rotary Club.

He was a former automobile dealer and served two terms on the Corsicana City Commission and one term as Corsicana mayor, 1951-53.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Eugene Wood and the Rev. Gerald Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of the family home, 2121 W. Collin St.; one son, B. F. Blackmon, Jr. of San Antonio; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. J. T. Blackmon of Corsicana; one brother, Walter Blackmon of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Mrs. Roberta Taylor and Miss Mollie Blackmon, both of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be B. L. Lee, Bill Brietz, Tommy McClure, Sgt. J. F. Scott, R. D. Patterson, John Taylor, Earl Presley, Dr. Hugh Drane, Jr., and W. D. Wyatt.

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Blackmon Rites

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Ben F. Blackmon, 79, manager of the Drane Estate enterprises and a former Corsicana mayor who died early Monday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Eugene Wood and the Rev. Gerald Williams officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Prominent in civic affairs, he was named one of the original 13 trustees of the Navarro Community Foundation established in 1938 by the late Frank Neal Drane, philanthropist, with whom he had been associated many years.

He was a charter member of the Corsicana Rotary Club, a member of all bodies of Masonic Lodge 174, member of Westminister Presbyterian Church, and had served two terms as City Commissioner prior to his election as mayor, 1951-53.

Surviving are his wife, one son, two grandchildren, his mother, one brother, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

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Ella (Hart) Blackmon
Nov 27, 1875 - Jan 31, 1958

Mrs. Blackmon Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Blackmon, 82, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died at the Twilight Home early Friday afternoon were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Reginal King, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church.

Mrs. Blackmon’s home was at 1310 West Thirteenth avenue.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dick Pickens; two brothers, Jess and Herbert Hart, and a sister, Mrs. J. F. Garvin, all of Corsicana; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill McNeil, Thirman Penney, Jesse Richards, Everett Whittenburg, Lee Lambert and Curtis Penney.

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John Virgil Reece
Apr 20, 1909 - Feb 14, 1956

John V. Reece Services Friday

Funeral services for John V. Reece, 46, who died of a heart attack Tuesday night in Amarillo, will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Reece was manager of the Community Ice company plant here for a number of years prior to going to the Palo Duro Ice Company three years ago as bookkeeper.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Reagan Reece, who was reared here; mother, Mrs. T. H. Campbell, and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Woodburn, both of Pomona, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Tom Paschal, Ben Blackmon, A. A. Cartlidge, Wayne Mitchell, Neil Harris, Seaborn Lipsey, L. M. Lynd and Harold Gray.

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David Hutson Andrews
Sep 11, 1910 - May 18, 1972

D. H. Andrews

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for D. H. Andrews, age 62, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Roane, he had resided in Corsicana for the past six months.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. D. H. Andrews of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. T. L. McCluney of Corsicana; two sons, George Andrews of Dallas and Jerry Andrews of California; five grandchildren; six brothers, A. D., J. B. and M. W. Andrews of Corsicana and H. L. Andrews of Navarro Mills; three sisters, Mrs. L. B. Roberson of Roane, and Mrs. M. L. Odom and Miss Rose Andrews of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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D. H. Andrews

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel for D. H. Andrews who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. David W. Hale and Rev. James Carroll officiated and interment was in Oakwood Cemetery with nephews as pallbearers.

He was a member of the Community Baptist Church and had lived in Corsicana for 50 years. He was born Sep. 11, 1910 and is survived by his widow of Corsicana, one daughter, two sons, five grandchildren, three sisters, and six brothers.

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Cynthia Jane (Adams) Hill
Apr 6, 1869 - Jul 9, 1953

Pioneer Dawson Resident Expires

DAWSOM, July 10.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Cynthia Jane Hill, 84, widow of the late Dr. W. B. Hill, died at her home here Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church her Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the church and Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are five sons, Mark Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.; Robert and B. W. D. Hill, both of Dawson; Joe Hill, Dallas and Lynn Hill, Fort Worth; five daughters, Mrs. Ermine Jones, Roswell, N. M.; Mrs. Annie Vaden and Mrs. Evelyn Teel, both of Waco; Mrs. Ada Barnett, Lorenzo; and Mrs. Dale McGowan, Lubbock; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

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Benjamin Winston "Wince" Hill
Jun 1897 - Nov 30, 1977

Wince Hill

DAWSIN - Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dawson Methodist Church for Wince Hill, 80, native of Dawson and resident of Albuquerque, N.M., who died Wednesday in Albuquerque Veterans Administration Hospital.

The Rev. Halder Duncan will officiate, with burial following at Dawson Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Don Hill of Albuquerque, two grandchildren, a brother, Jim Hill of Houston; and a sister, Mrs. C. O. Alessandro of Temple.

He was a veteran of World War I and a retired farmer in the Dawson area.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec. 2, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Macca Rozelle (Lawrence) Hill married May 22, 1922; s/o Erwin Lafayette Hill & Mary Elizabeth (Sawyer) Hill

James "Holly" Hollingsworth
Aug 19, 1923 - Feb 5, 2012

Services for James "Holly" Hollingsworth, 88, of Kaufman, Texas, are scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday February 11, 2012 at First Christian Church of Kaufman with Rev. Phillip Chacko officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro, Texas.

He passed away February 5, 2012 in Monroe, LA.

Mr. Hollingsworth was born August 19, 1923 in Hillsboro, TX, to James Posey and Pansy K. Menefee Hollingsworth, Sr.

James had lived in Kaufman for the past 30 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Kaufman, TX., Odd Fellows Lodge & The VFW Post in Wills Point. He was also a member of the Kaufman Senior Citizens Center. He worked as a salt miner for Morton Salt where he retired.

James was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Lou Ann Hollingsworth, step son, Paul Edward Lackey and late wife Doris.

Surviving are:
Daughter: Pansy Ruth Auman of Graham, WA.
Son: James "Jimmy" & Louise Hollingsworth of Graham, WA.
Daughter: Susan Guizzetti of Tacoma, WA.
Son: Jay Wesley & Terri Hollingsworth of West Monroe, LA.
Daughter: Jan & Butch Woolsey of Flint, TX.
Son: Clay Douglas & Coni Hollingsworth of Monroe, LA.
Step Son: Ronald Sullivan of Franklin, NC.
Step Son: Donald Porter of West Monroe, LA.
Step Daughter: Debbie Lackey of Arp, TX.
Step Son: Michael Lackey of Van, TX.
19 Grandchildren & Many Great Grandchildren
3 Brothers: Charles Edward Hollingsworth of Yambill, OR.
Roy Gene & Norma Hollingsworth of Garland, TX.
Laban & Mary Hollingsworth of Milton, FL.
Sister: Linda & Kelly Clements of Milton, FL.

Pallbearers are Chris Hollingsworth, Mike Gomila, Jay Naron, Butch Woolsey, Mac Mandell, Shane Reynolds

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Almer Kenneth "AK" Coley
Nov 20, 1939 - Feb 3, 2017
 
In Loving Memory of
Almer “Kenneth” A.K. Coley
November 20, 1939 ~ February 3, 2017
Almer “Kenneth” (A.K.) Coley, 77, passed away on Friday, February 3rd, 2017, in Houston, Texas.
Born November 20th, 1939, in Corsicana, Texas, he was the son of the late Truman Francis Coley Sr. and Joe Sally Wilson Coley. He grew up in Corsicana, moved around for a while, and eventually settled in Angleton, Texas, where he spent the rest of his life. He was a loving man, yet tough to the core. He was a very talented individual, considered by many as a jack of all trades. His passions included, mechanics, woodcrafting, long-haul truck driving, and spending time with his family. He enjoyed frequenting the local cafés to visit with his many friends. He will be remembered for his humor and his contagious laugh. He had a kind heart and will forever be loved and missed by those he left behind.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joyce Marie Bonneau Coley; children, JoAnn Coley of Angleton, John Coley of Angleton, Audrey Coley (Anna) of Mississippi, Adrienne Coley Dison of Mississippi, Lisa Waite (Bill) of Angleton, Chris Morris (Allison) of New York, Brian Morris of Angleton; brother, Howard Coley of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a few special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Truman, Charles, Doil, and Newt; and sisters, Frankie Joe and Jean.
He will be cremated with no services, upon his request.


Hettie Marie (Roxburg) Coleman
Oct 12, 1916 - Feb 7, 2011

On February 7, 2011, the Lord Jesus Christ took our beloved Hettie Marie Coleman to her Heavenly Home. Her home going was very peaceful as loved ones gathered around her in her home with quiet prayer and praise. Hettie Marie was born in Denton, Texas on October 12, 1916, the third of five children born to James Armour Roxburgh and Hettie B. Marlowe. The family moved to Corsicana, Texas as Marie entered first grade. As a child she loved to read and frequently made daily trips to the public library becoming a favored patron. She excelled in school and graduated from Corsicana High School with honors. Limited finances allowed her to study at Westminster Jr. College in Tehuacana, Texas for only one year. In August of 1938 she married DL Coleman, a wonderful husband who truly loved, admired and supported her in all her many areas of achievement. They were married 56 years. Marie first moved to Midland shortly after the beginning of WWII and lived with her older sister Dura Clarke while their husbands were in the service. The women moved several times during the war to be close to their husbands, but afterwards, the two couples made their home in Midland. In the late 1940s and 50s Marie worked in Midland's booming petroleum industry as an executive secretary and land man for E Walter Anguish, an independent oil man. Upon their arrival in Midland, Marie and DL joined the First United Methodist Church where her teaching gifts were soon recognized and she was asked to teach in the Sunday school program, which she did continuously for more than 55 years, until 2002. Over the years she taught many different classes including a college class which she and DL taught together, a young married couple's class and the Boone Bible Class, among others. She also took a leadership roll in the United Methodist Women's organization and was a regular Bible teacher for Church Women United, an interchurch fellowship. Marie was a woman of prayer. She prayed faithfully for mission works all over the world. In 1980, she became a board member and bookkeeper for Daughters of Praise, a nonprofit ministry founded by her niece and ministry partner, who served the Lord in various foreign countries. Marie's desire to see others know Jesus led her to have a Good News Club for children in her home for many years. Later she was asked to teach "Bible" as an elective for three years in Midland's three high schools. She considered this one of the greatest privileges and joys of her life! Her life was characterized by her love for the Word of God and faithfulness. Her love for others and her desire to be obedient to the Holy Spirit enabled her to encourage others to follow Jesus. She and DL hosted a regular Friday evening prayer meeting as well as a small Bible study group in their home for many years. Marie's love for reading and her gifting in public speaking made her a regular and favorite speaker with the Women's Club and the En Amie Book Review Club. She was also a member of the Palette Club and developed a remarkable skill for china painting. She blessed numerous newly married couples with entire sets of beautifully hand painted china! She was a giver! Marie gave her life to Jesus as a young girl and then generously gave her life in service to others. In 1958 Marie and DL welcomed into their home a young Hungarian refuge couple that arrived with one suitcase and their one-year-old daughter. Soon they also opened their home to a friend of this couple, another refuge who found himself "alone in America". Marie & DL did not have their own children, but offered their love and the warmth of their home to many through the years. Marie loved her family and was a favorite aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Her home was always comfortable and welcoming, the perfect place for family gatherings! Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her three sisters, Dura Clarke, Margaret Gordon and Jimmie Bledsoe, her brother John Roxburgh and her nephew Edward Lionel Clarke. Her nieces and nephews, Judy Clarke of Midland, Jim Gordon of Lubbock, Rebecca Butler of Georgia, John Roxburgh Jr. and Jerry Lynn Gadberry of Arkansas and Michael Bledsoe of Dallas, and many grand and great grand nieces and nephews survive her. The family will receive friends at the Ellis Funeral Home on Friday evening, February 11th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Internment will be on Saturday, February 12th at 1:00 pm at Fairview Cemetery. A Memorial Service in celebration of Marie Coleman's life will follow at the First United Methodist Church in the Glass Chapel at 2:00 pm with Senior Pastor, Dr Tim Walker officiating. Pastors Rick Waters and Al Martin, both from out of town, will also participate in the service. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Hospice of Midland, First United Methodist Church of Midland or the ministry of one's choice.

Notes:

  • Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on February 11, 2011
  • w/o D. L. Coleman [WWII Biography]

Claude Edward Copley
Oct 24, 1917 - Jul 1, 2012
 
Claude Edward Copley, 94, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Funeral services will be held on at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Temple Baptist Church in Mexia with Reverend Michael Vestal officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Family visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 4, at Porter Funeral Home, Mexia.

Edward was born in Munger, Texas to the late Claude Allen and Francis Roseanna Copley. He served his country in the United States Army from 1942 until 1945. He was in World War II and received the Asiatic – Pacific Campaign metal with 3 bronze stars and 1 bronze arrowhead, good conduct medal, victory medal, 1 service stripe & five overseas service bars. He was a carpenter and loved to work in his garden. He was a devoted member of Temple Baptist Church.

Preceding Edward in death was his first wife, Christine Seals Copley; his only son, Ronnie Edward Copley; and his second wife, Janie Willis Copley.

Survivors include his stepdaughter, Patsy Bonner; grandsons, Chris Copley and Beau Copley; granddaughter, Shannon Copley; great-grandchildren, Casey Copley, Bailey Copley and Payton Copley; brother, Homer Copley; sisters, Hazel Lummus, Marie Hayes and Honey Lummus; and many other relatives and numerous friends.

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  • h/o Christine Copley; s/o Claude Allen Copley & Frances Rosana (Bryant) Copley

John Michael Adler
Dec 16, 1936 - Nov 20, 2020
 
Obituary for John Adler
John Michael Adler, 83 of Dawson passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 in Ft Worth. He was born December 16, 1936 to Robert Adler and Loveta Roberson Adler.
John was always working. He rebuilt a 1955 chevy and liked to attend car shows. He was a member of Masonic Lodge Dawson #155, Eastern Star, a past Master Mason Dawson Lodge and District Deputy Grand Master.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Adler 2009 and son, John R. Adler, dad, Robert Adler and wife Nola Adler, mom, Loveta Summers and husband, uncle Normam Summers, grandfather, John F. Summers (Big Daddy) He is survived by his four children, Vickie Peek Montoya, Michael R. Adler, Rusty Lee Adler and Michael S. Adler; eight grandchildren, Amanda Carter, Monica Salas, Kai Adler, Avery Montoya, Aidelen Montoya, Mason Montoya, Adlee Reece Adler, Kylie Jo Adler; six great grandchildren and aunt Bobbie Summers.
Visitation will be Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10:00am Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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Macon Alfred McGlohen
Nov 10, 1891 - Feb 10, 1952

M. A. McGlohen Services Tuesday

Macon A. McGlohen, 60, formerly of Corsicana, died in Galveston Monday night.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife of Galveston; two sons, Capt. William A. McGlohen and T-Sgt. Kenneth McGlohen, both of the U. S. Air Forces; a daughter, Bettie Ruth McGlohen, Corsicana; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. M. Williams, A. M. Kelly, Robert Whitehead, Jimmy Foster, W. C. Watson, and Dick Everett.

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Kenneth Macon McGlohen
Oct 13, 1916 - Apr 5, 1971

McGlohen Rites Set Wednesday

Funeral services for Kenneth McGlohen, 54, of Angus will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

McGlohen died Monday at 7 a.m. in the Carswell Air Force Base Hospital in Ft. Worth.

The son of Mrs. Elizabeth McGlohen of Corsicana and the late Mr. Macon McGlohen, he was born Oct. 13, 1916 in Corsicana. He was retired from the Air Force and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Wanda McGlohen; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee Brown of Nacogdoches and Mrs. Betty Borsellino of Millington, Tenn.; one grandson, Casey Brown of Nacogdoches; his mother; one brother, Williams A. McGlohen of Fort Worth and one sister, Mrs. Betty Steele of Hurst.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr. 6, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Sandra J. "Sammie" (Hoffman) McGlohen married Apr 10, 1928 2nd wife Wanda Volu (Young) Pritchard-McGlohen; s/o Macon Alfred McGlohen & Laura Elizabeth (Everett) McGlohen

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McGlohen Rites

Funeral services were Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Kenneth McGlohen, 54, Angus, retired Air Force member who died Monday. The Rev. B. J. Grimes officiated. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Edward Hamilton, Victor Howell, George Caperton, Marvin Neece, Richard Everett, Aubrey Young, Robert Young and Aubrey Smith.

Surviving are his widow, two daughters, one grandson, his mother, one brother and one sister.

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Elizabeth Elvira “Lizzie” (Hargrove) McGlohen
Dec 18, 1869 - Feb 14, 1956

Mrs. McGlohen Rites Friday

Mrs. Elizabeth McGlohen, 86, former Corsicana resident, died in Corpus Christi Tuesday. She was a native of Grayson county.

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

Mrs. McGlohen was born December 18, 1869 in Grayson county.

Surviving are a son, W. E. McGlohen, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Charles J. Collin, Corpus Christi; Mrs. J. M. Williams, Olney; Mrs. Vera Scott, Houston, and Mrs. A. M. Kelly, Bronte; a sister, Mrs. Ada McCorkle, Stamford; a brother, V. E. Vest, Pickens, Okla., 14 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mrs. McGlohen Services Friday

Funeral Services Friday

Funeral rites for Mrs. Elizabeth McGlohen, 86, who died in Corpus Christi Tuesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Weldon Hagamier Corpus Christi Church of Christ minister.

A native of Grayson County, Mrs. McGlohen resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are a son, W. E. McGlohen, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Charles J. Collin, Corpus Christi; Mrs. J. M. Williams, Olney; Mrs. Vera Scott, Houston, and Mrs. A. M. Kelly, Bronte; a sister, Mrs. Ada McCorkle, Stamford; a brother, V. E. Vest, Pickens, Okla., 41 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed Sims, J. C. Mahoney, Raymond Gunter, B. J. Acock, Houston Kent and J. R. Hart.

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Hubert Earl Young
Dec 7, 1902 - Aug 1, 1965

Hold Services For Earl Young

Final rites for Earl Young, 62, grocery clerk, who died in Memorial hospital Sunday, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Calvary Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, former pastor of the church, and Rev. W. O. Estes, Dawson, interim pastor.

Surviving are his wife, 1515 Ninth avenue; two sons, A. L. and R. E. Young, a daughter, Mrs. K. M. McGlohen; eight grandchildren, Jimmie Young, Jack Young, Michael Young, Carolyn Young, Judy Young, Dan Young, Mary Lee Pritchard and Betty Pritchard, all of Corsicana; a brother, Charlie Young, Eureka, and other relatives.

Deacons of Calvary Baptist church were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Gus Hutchins
Apr 6, 1900 - Apr 11, 1958

Rice Man Killed, Wife Injured In Traffic Mishap

Gus Hutchins, 58, of Rice, was killed as was Charles Messner, 19 of Brookshire, Texas, and Mrs. Hutchins was critically injured in a highway collision near Navasota late Friday, The Associated Press reported.

Hutchins formerly resided in Corsicana and operated a washateria on Thirtieth street.

The victim had resided in this area for about 38 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Hutchins were occupying one car involved and three Texas A. and M. students were in the other.

Tommy Plato, 19, of Baytown; Levin Bundich, 20, of Barker, driver of the car, are in the Brazos Valley Hospital at Navasota. Don Barton, 19, Sweetwater, the fourth Texas Aggie student in the car driven by Bundich, was not seriously injured.

Funeral services will be conducted sometime Sunday afternoon from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack N. Bell of Wortham, Baptist minister, formerly of Rice and Rev. Harley Groom, Seagoville Baptist minister.

Surviving Hutchins are his wife of Tupelo; two sons, Tommy Hutchins, Dallas, and Glen Hutchins, Rice; a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Rich, Dallas; eight grandchildren, two brothers, Ed Hutchins, Dallas, and W. L. Hutchins, Odessa.

Pallbearers will be W. L. Poarch William Mahoney, George Hodges, James Cummins, Tommy Mitcham, and Bill Chaffee.

The accident occurred on Highway 6 about 3 1-2 miles north of Navasota. Those injured were brought to the Brazos Valley hospital where Hutchins and Messner died hours later.

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Gus Hutchins Services Held Here On Sunday

Funeral services for Gus Hutchins, 58, Tupelo, who died in Navasota Friday night, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack N. Bell of Wortham, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church here, formerly of Rice and Rev. Harley, Groom, Baptist minister of Seagoville.

Hutchins was fatally injured in an automobile accident late Friday on Highway 6 north of Navasota in which Charles Messner, 19, of Brookshire, a Texas A. and M. College student also was fatally injured. Mrs. Hutchins is in a critical condition of injuries sustained in the smashup and three other A. and M. students were in the car driven by Blevin Bundich, 20, Barker, Texas, who with Tommy Plato, 19, Baytown, were hospitalized in Navasota.

Don Barton, 19, Sweetwater, also an A. and M. student, was not seriously hurt.

The Hutchins family has resided in the Tupelo and Rice communities for many years and formerly operated a washateria here. They recently returned to their home in Tupelo after residing in Athens for several months.

Surviving Hutchins are his wife of Tupelo; two sons, Tommy Hutchins, Dallas, and Glen Hutchins, Rice; a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Rich, Dallas; eight grandchildren, two brothers, Ed Hutchins, Dallas, and W. L. Hutchins, Odessa.

Pallbearers were W. L. Poarch William Mahoney, George Hodges, James Cummins, Tommy Mitcham, and Bill Chaffee.

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Olga Aaron (Jacobs) Hutchins-Gilmore
Mar 16, 1902 - May 14, 1970

Mrs. Gilmore Dies Thursday

Mrs. Olga Hutchins Gilmore, 68, Rice, died Thursday night in Memorial Hospital

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with J. C. Bristow, Jehovah’s Witness minister, officiating, assisted by James E. Chambers. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence Gilmore of Rice; two sons, Glynn and Tommy Hutchins, both of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Mattie Rich, Dallas; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Neal and Orville Jacobs, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Colson of Fort Worth and Mrs. Opal Elmore of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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Gilmore Rites

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Olga Hutchins Gilmore, 68, Rice, who died Thursday. J. C. Bristow and James Chambers officiated. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Hanssard, Emil Steinman, Jim Chambers, J. F. Nelson, J. L. Perkins and George Chambers.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, two sons, 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers and several nieces and nephews.

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Dora Angeline (Smith) Jacobs
Aug 8, 1881 - Dec 21, 1961

Mrs. D. A. Jacobs Dies Thursday

Mrs. D. A. Jacobs, native Texan and long-time Corsicana resident, died at Memorial hospital Thursday. She was 80.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. C. O. Gunter, Methodist minister of Corsicana, and Rev. J. C. Bristow, Jehovah Witness minister, officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Jacobs had made her home in Corsicana the past 36 years.

Surviving are three daughters , Mrs. Olga Gilmore, Rice; Mrs. Opal Elmore, Corsicana, and Mrs. Georgia Coulson, Fort Worth; two sons, Neal Jacobs and Arvel Jacobs, both of Corsicana; 29 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Alice Irene (Persons) Jergins
Jun 25, 1885 - Feb 12, 1952

Mrs. Lee Jergins Rites Thursday

Funeral rites for Mrs. Alice Irene Person Jergins, 66, 707 West Eighteenth avenue, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the Corley Chapel.

Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. G. L. Johnson, pastor of the Assembly of God church, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Mrs. Jergins died Tuesday morning following an extended illness.

A native of Henderson county, Mrs. Jergins had made her home in Navarro county since 14 years of age. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are her husband, Lee Jergins, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Ratliff Boone, Mrs. Sam Gordon, Mrs. Wilson Scott, Mrs. Orville Jacob and Mrs. Ira Fuller, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Dewey Gordon, Fort Worth; one son, Marshall Lee Jergins, Corsicana; 21 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, W. F. and Jack Price, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. J. E. Cassidy, Midland; Mrs. John H. Murphy, Hayetville, Md., and Mrs. A. B. Harris, Mineral Wells and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ted Gowan, Ed Gowan, Potts McNeal, Bob McNeal, Charlie Ellington and Charlie Ingram.

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Lee Jergins
Nov 16, 1882 - Apr 5, 1959

Lee Jergins Rites Monday

Lee (Doc) Jergins, 76, retired farmer, died at 510 West Park avenue early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Assembly of God Church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dean Royce, White’s Chapel Assembly of God minister.

Surviving are a son, M. L. Jergins, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Dewey Gordon, Fort Worth; Mrs. Sam Gordon, Mrs. J. W. Scott, and Mrs. Ira Fuller, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. A. L. Jacobs, Dawson; two brothers, W. V. Jergins, Fort Worth, and Edward Jergins, Rice; three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Smith, Fort Worth; Mrs. Emma Bennett, Grosebeck and Mrs. Mary Foster, Rice; 21 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jesse Averitt, Joe Phillips, Buster Brown, H. D. Griffin, W. L. Lyncy, Newton Roman, Joe Brown and Bob McNeil.

Griffin directed.

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Robert Lee "Bob" Hyden
May 23, 1924 - Aug 26, 2001

Robert Lee "Bob" Hyden, 77, of Andrews was taken into the hands of his Lord Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001.
Bob was born May 23, 1924, in Corsicana to Myrtle Lee and Archie Hyden. Bob spent 10 years in the United States Marine Corps and served in World War II and the Korean War. He worked for Halliburton Services for 31 years, retiring in 1982. Following his retirement, Bob became an avid golfer and could be found most days on the golf course. Bob loved children and delighted in teasing them, especially his grandchildren. He was an active member of Means Memorial United Methodist Church and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Maxine; by daughters, Barbara Wright of Denver City, Stormie Woodward of Manhattan, Kan., Deanna Jordan of Odessa and Karen Wimberley of Austin; sons, Robert Raymond Hyden of Monchs Corner, S.C., and Terry Wimberley of Andrews; brothers, Glen Hyden of Corpus Christi and Abner Hyden of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at Means Memorial United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Community Care Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

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William Thomas “Will” Carroll
Dec 13, 1904 - Oct 13, 1952

W. T. Carroll Dies Monday Morning

William Thomas Carroll, 47, 1016 North Beaton street, died of a heart attack Monday morning at the Navarro clinic.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Carroll, Corsicana; a brother, O. G. Carroll, Austin; five sisters, Mrs. G. B. Scott and Mrs. Ernest Seely, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Lyle Nabors and Mrs. T. O. Blake, both of Harlingen, and Mrs. Howard Green, Bardwell, and other relatives.

Carroll was stricken on North Commerce street.

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Tuesday Services For W. T. Carroll

Funeral services for William Thomas Carroll, 47, 1016 North Beaton street, who died of a heart attack Monday morning at the Navarro Clinic, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Carroll, Corsicana; a brother, O. G. Carroll, Austin; five sisters, Mrs. G. B. Scott and Mrs. Ernest Seely, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Lyle Nabors and Mrs. T. O. Blake, both of Harlingen, and Mrs. Howard Green, Bardwell, and other relatives.

Carroll was stricken on North Commerce street Monday morning.

Pallbearers were Charles Slate, Donald Donaho, Neil Donaho, Lank Waller, C. F. Merrell and Miller Norwood.

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Mamie Bell Smith
Mar 6, 1886 - Jun 9, 1952

Former Resident Rites Wednesday

Miss Mamie Smith, 66, former resident of Corsicana and the Jones Ranch community near Frost, died Monday at Gregg Memorial Hospital, Longview, following an extended illness.

Miss Smith had resided at Longview the past 17 years. She was a native of Lamar, Miss., and was a life-long member of the Methodist church.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the First Methodist church in Longview.

Funeral services here will be held at the North Corsicana Methodist church at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers, A. L. Smith, Houston, and E. K. Smith, Longview; two sisters, Mrs. F. M. Bockus, Longview, and Mrs. V. P. Friday, Corsicana; six nieces and nephews, Victor Clark Smith, Los Angeles; Mrs. William McGlothlin, Dumas; Mrs. J. P. Jamison and Harold Smith, both of Pasadena; V. P. Friday, Jr., Waxahachie and Frank Bockus, Longview.

Corley will direct.

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Mamie Nell (Ganze) McDonald
Mar 3, 1918 - Aug 20, 1952

Mrs. McDonald Dies In Dallas

Mrs. J. S. McDonald, Jr., 34, the former Mrs. Mamie Nell Ganze of Pursley, died in Dallas early Wednesday morning following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Wednesday noon, but the rites will be held in Dallas with burial in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Helen Ruth, and a son, James Samuel McDonald, III, all of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Ganze, Pursley; six brothers, A. H. and J. H. Ganze, both of Corsicana; Max, D. C. and H. J. Ganze, all of Pursley, and J. D. Ganze, Corpus Christi; six sisters, Mrs. Johnny Gross, Irving; Mrs. Lee Hardin, Pickett; Mrs. M. E. Murray and Mrs. Porter Tidwell, both of Pursley; Mrs. J. C. Mahoney, and Mrs. Helen Woodall, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. McDonald Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. McDonald, Jr., 34, who died in Dallas early Wednesday after several weeks’ illness, were held from the Central Baptist church in Dallas at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites in Dallas were conducted by Rev. M. W. Earnheart, Rev. M. C. Bledsoe, Central Methodist pastor, conducted graveside rites.

Mrs. McDonald was in the former Miss Mamie Nell Ganze of Pursley. She had resided in Dallas for a number of years.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Helen Ruth, and a son, James Samuel McDonald, III, all of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Ganze, Pursley; six brothers, A. H. and J. H. Ganze, both of Corsicana; Max, D. C. and H. J. Ganze, all of Pursley, and J. D. Ganze, Corpus Christi; six sisters, Mrs. Johnny Gross, Irving; Mrs. Lee Hardin, Pickett; Mrs. M. E. Murray and Mrs. Porter Tidwell, both of Pursley; Mrs. J. C. Mahoney, and Mrs. Helen Woodall, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Howard Thornton, W. B. Dickey, Earl Holden, Chris Miars, Howard Lee and Chester Fullinwider.

Corley directed.

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Frances Lear (Cox) Bonner
May 2, 1886 - Jan 16, 1952

Friday Services For Mrs. Bonner

Funeral rites for Mrs. Frances Bonner, 85, were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Bonner, who had resided at 908 East Ninth avenue 40 years, died in the P. and S. Hospital late Wednesday night. She was a native of Lufkin.

The services were conducted by Rev. Ezra Burns, Baptist minister of Cross Roads, formerly of Corsicana.

Surviving are a son, Lonnie Bonner, Corsicana; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three sisters, Miss Lizzie Cox and Mrs. J. A. Bailey, both of Corsicana and Mrs. D. L. Bonner, Angus, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lawrence Bonner, Freddie Bonner, R. L. Cox, Milton Shepard, Lowell Bonner and Olen Bonner.

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Loris Lynn Pillow
Nov 27, 1938 - Oct 4, 1952

Funeral Services For Loris Pillow

Funeral services for Loris Lynn Pillow, 13, found unconscious Saturday night at her home in Jacksonville, were held Monday. The child died a short time after she was found by her parents, it was reported from Jacksonville. An autopsy failed to reveal the cause of death.

The rites were conducted at the First Baptist Church at Jacksonville Monday at 10 a.m. and burial was made in the Hamilton cemetery near here shortly after noon.

Officers are continuing their investigations in an effort to determine the cause of death. There was no mark of violence or injury of any kind and the screen door was latched from the inside, it was stated, when the parents arrived home. An infant brother was with the girl.

The parents said, it was stated in Jacksonville, that she had not been ill or complained and five youths with whom the girl and her brother had spent the afternoon said she had not complained of illness.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Neil Hence, and a sister, Miss Lauretta Pillow, all of Jacksonville, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Skinner, Pickett, and other relatives.

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Calvin Ray Unger
Sep 29, 1952 - Oct 4, 1952

Services for Calvin Ray Unger, five-day-old son of Staff Sergeant and Mrs. Raymond Unger, who died Saturday noon in Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, Waco, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made.

The services were conducted by Rev. G. L. Johnson, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors in addition to the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Unger and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Tompkins, all of Corsicana.

Corley directed.

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Oscar James Skinner, Sr.
Oct 3, 1994 - Mar 13, 1959

Oscar Skinner Dies Friday Of Heart Attack

Oscar Skinner, 74, native Texan, oil field worker, died of a heart attack at his home in the Retreat community Friday morning. He was stricken as he sat at the breakfast table, it was reported. He had resided in the Pickett community since 1922.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Evans, pastor of the Grape Creek Missionary Baptist church at Retreat, assisted by Rev. Harold Nichols.

Surviving are his wife of Retreat; a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Pillow, San Antonio; a son, O. J. Skinner, Jr., Corsicana; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Darrell Skinner, Van; and a sister, Mrs. Belle Hatfield, Ranger; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. E. Whitten, Scott Harvard, E. J. Dunlap, H. G. Henson, Pete Hardgrave, Alva Cook, Earl Ingham and B. B. Austin.

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Etta Mae (Patterson) Skinner
Jan 22, 1887 - Feb 15, 1966

Mrs. Skinner Dies Tuesday In Memorial

Mrs. Etta Skinner, 78, native of Oklahoma, long-time resident of Retreat, died in Memorial hospital early Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Evans and Rev. Harold Nichols, Baptist ministers.

Mrs. Skinner had resided in the Retreat community since 1933 and was a member of the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, O. S. Skinner, Retreat; a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Pillow, San Antonio; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Irena Tennessee “Tennie” (Skinner) Holloway
Mar 5, 1843 - Feb 12, 1915

Died Near Here Today

Mrs. I. T. Holloway, aged 72 years, and for many years a resident of this county, living three miles northwest of town, died at her home about noon today, and the remains will be interred at the Hamilton cemetery tomorrow morning at 10:30.

The deceased, who was highly esteemed by all who knew here, is survived by seven grown children, Will Holloway , Price Holloway, Arthur Holloway, Elmer Holloway, Mrs. Hussey and Mrs. Marsh Sharpley.

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Minnie Adeline (Duncan) Lockett
Jan 31, 1888 - Sep 14, 1915

Mrs. Minnie Lockett, wife of Ed Lockett, aged 27 years, died at the family home, 1525 West Sixth Ave., last night and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon. Rev. G. W. Sanders and Rev. L. G. White officiated.

The deceased had been critically ill for several weeks, during which time she underwent two or three painful operations, and her death had been looked for for several days. Mrs. Lockett was a convert of the Scoville meeting, but due to her long illness she had not united with any church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep. 15, 1915
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Edmond Bradley “Ed” Lockett buried in Oakwood cemetery; d/o Wade Alexander Duncan & Mary Susan (Coursey) Duncan

Lafayette Augustus “Gus” Speed
Jul 22, 1895 - Feb 20, 1956

L. A. (Gus) Speed Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for L. A. (Gus) Speed, 60, native of Corsicana, who died in Houston Monday were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 10:20 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Speed had operated a citrus farm at McAllen for a number of years.

He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Speed of Corsicana.

Surviving are a brother, Carleton D. Speed, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Fred Hodge, Electra, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marvin Wallace, Robert Cooksey, Joe Hodge, George Hodge, J. P. Hodge, Allyn Lang and James Wilkinson.

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Sarah Ann (Moore) Speed
Mar 13, 1873 - Jan 11, 1961

Hold Services For Mrs. Speed

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah A. Speed, 87, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Mrs. Charles J. Davis, Christian Scientist, read the rites. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A former Corsicana resident, Mrs. Speed died Wednesday in Houston. She was the widow of the late Guy Speed.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. George Govert, Houston; Mrs. Fred Hendrix, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Tom Mayes, Mexico City; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, R. L. Houston and Mrs. J. N. Edens, Sr., both of Corsicana; a nephew, Carleton D. Speed, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Cunningham, Wesley Edens, Jr. Porter Speed, Bill Cunningham, Allen Edens, Jr., Charlie Barnabee, Otto Smith and Bill Turner.

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Allen Eugene Jones
Dec 22, 1889 - Aug 18, 1965

Allen Jones Rites Friday

Funeral services for Allen Jones, 78, long-time Corsicana resident, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, minister of the First Christian church, of which he was a member.

Jones died Wednesday night in the VA hospital in Marlin following an extended illness. He was a retired cook and veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, A. S. Jones, and two grandchildren, Calvin and Carolyn Jones, all of Chandler; three brothers, Carlton Jones, Ardmore, Okla.; Isaac and Claude Jones, both of Marlin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Howard Denbow, Frank Irwin, Robert Jones, Clayton Smith, Claude Patterson and W. C. Abbie.

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Susan Belle Moore, Miss
Sep 23, 1871 - Nov 16, 1952

Former Dawson Resident Dies

DAWSON, Nov. 18.—(Spl.)—Miss Susan Belle Moore, 81, former Dawson resident, died in Beaumont Sunday.

Funeral services were held here Monday at 3:30 p.m. from First Methodist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Charles Davis and Mrs. Finch Davis, both of Denton, and Mrs. W. H. Davis, Port Arthur; a brother who resides at Eden, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Mattie Letha (Sims) McCulloch
Jul 16, 1891 - Mar 7, 1952

Mrs. McCulloch Dies At Dawson

DAWSON, March 7—(Spl)—Mrs. J. Lee McCulloch, 60, life-long resident of this community, died at the family home at an early hour Friday morning. She had been in ill health for several years.

A life-long member of the Methodist church, Mrs. McCulloch was prominent in civic and church affairs and was a member of Kinsloe House in Corsicana.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. F. O. Garner, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, president of the Navarro County Hospital Board, Dawson; a son, John L. McCulloch, Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Holliday, Houston; a brother, Gray Sims, Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Earl Sawyer, Waco, and two grandchildren.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

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Willie Gray Sims
Jan 8, 1888 - Nov 7, 1952

Gray Sims Rites Held At Dawson
DAWSON, Nov. 8—(Spl)—Gray Sims, 64, life-long Dawson resident, died at his home here Friday afternoon following a two-year illness.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. A. Renfer, Cumberland Presbyterian pastor, Fort Worth; Rev. W. O. Estes, Baptist pastor, and Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Sims formerly was in the saddle and harness business and later was employed in a hardware concern.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Tommy McDaniel, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Earl Sawyer, Waco; a granddaughter, Carolyn Ann McDaniel, Fort Worth and several nieces and nephews.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” (Turner) Sims
Jun 18, 1883 - Jan 29, 1975

Mrs. Sims

DAWSON—Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dawson Methodist Church for Mrs. Clyde (Lizzie M.) Sims, 91, resident of Dawson, who died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hillsboro Clinic.

Rev. Lawrence Clayton will officiate, and burial will be at Dawson Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home in Hubbard.

She was a resident of Dawson for 77 years.

Survivors include a son, Clyde T. Sims of Hubbard; a grandson, Mike Sims of Hubbard; and a sister, Mrs. Pauline Smith of San Antonio.

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Dora Lee (Burt) Matthews
Nov 2, 1880 - May 15, 1952

DAWSON, May 19—(SPL) --Funeral services for Mrs. V. T. Matthews, 71, who died Thursday night were held from the First Methodist church Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, Wortham pastor, and Rev. F. O. Garner, pastor of the local church.

Surviving are two sons, Bennie Matthews, Waco, and Ernest Matthews, Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Lofland, Lorena, and Mrs. Roy Wimbish, Arlington; four sisters, and a number of other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Bennie Ferman “Ben” Matthews
Feb 5, 1901 - Apr 16, 1953

Ben Matthews Rites Saturday

Ben F. Matthews, 52, native of Dawson, died in the Methodist Hospital in Dallas Thursday night following a heart attack. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon in Dawson where interment will be made.

Matthews operated a drug store in Dawson 27 years until moving to Waco two years ago where he also was in the drug business.

He purchased a new home last week and moved to Lancaster, near Dallas.

Surviving are his wife of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Waugh, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. T. D. Duke, Dallas; two grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Matthews, Dawson; two sisters, Mrs. Lela Laughlin, Lorena, and Mrs. W. R. Wimpish, Arlington, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

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Charles Culous Matthews, Sr.
Nov 5, 1899 - Dec 29, 1971

C. C. Matthews, 1200 Ficklin Circle, died Wednesday at the age of 72. He was born Nov. 5, 1899 in Dawson and was a member of the College Hill Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Griffin Chapel with Howard White and L. C. Bankhead officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cornelia Matthews of Corsicana; one son, Charles C. Matthews Jr. of Hobbs, N. M.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Qualls of Greenville, Miss.; a sister, Mrs. H. D. Wilks of Houston; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be M. B. George, Raymond Gunter, Paul A. Dresser, Warren Murphy, C. F. Dominy, Dan Dominy and J. D. Dowd.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 30, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • 1st wife Mattie Jewel (Freeland) Matthews buried Roswell, New Mexico 2nd wife Cornelia Beulah (UNKNOWN) Matthews; s/o Charles Stewart Matthews & Libbie (Cates) Matthews

Ernest Newton Matthews
Jun 24, 1908 - Oct 3, 1958

E. N. Matthews Dies In Waco

DAWSON, Oct. 9, (Spl.)—Funeral rites were held from the Methodist church in Dawson Sunday for Enrest N. Matthews, 54, who died in Providence Hospital, Waco, Oct. 3.

Rev. W. L. Milner, the pastor, conducted, with Rev. Henson of Waco assisting. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

Matthews resided in Dawson prior to the illness that preceded his death. His father, the late V. T. Matthews, operated a grocery business in Dawson for 43 years.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lola Laughlin, Lorena; and Mrs. Kitty Ruth Wimbish, Lubbock, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 9, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Leola (Sawyer) Matthews married Jul 9, 1929 (Divorced); s/o Victor Templeton Matthews & Dora Lee (Burt) Matthews

Felix Newton Matthews
Mar 1871 - Apr 10, 1959

F. N. Matthews Rites Are Held

DAWSON, Aril 11 (Spl.)—Funeral services were held here Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for Felix N. Matthews, 88, from the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Rev. R. A. Renfer, former pastor, conducted the services. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Matthews, a retired grocer and café operator and pioneer resident of this area, died at his home here Friday morning following an illness of several weeks. He operated a grocery store at one time in Purdon and had resided in this section of his life.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Matthews, Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. H. C. Garner, Dawson; a grandson, S. S. Duke, Dallas; and two-great-grandchildren, Annabell and Betty Duke; three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Garner and Mrs. Kate Mount, both of Dawson, and Mrs. J. A. Fox, Ft. Worth.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Clifford (Baker) Pool
Feb 17, 1872 - Feb 25, 1952

Rites At Dawson For Mrs. Pool

Funeral services for Mrs. Clifford Pool, 80, who died Wednesday at her home in Waco, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Dawson Baptist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, J. W. Pool, Dawson; J. D. Pool, Hubbard; J. E. Pool, Longview, and D. L. Pool, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. G. E. Leggott, Waco; a brother, J. D. Baker, Mexia; a sister, Mrs. W. L. Dorrsett, Mexia.

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Jerry Wilmer Pool
Nov 23, 1903 - Jun 30, 1953

Dawson Farmer Expires Tuesday

DAWSON, June 30.—(Spl.)—J. W. Pool, 49, farmer, residing eight miles east of town, died of a heart attack at an early hour Tuesday. He had suffered a previous attack last week.

Funeral services will be held from the Shiloh Baptist church, of which he was a member, Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the Dawson Baptist church and Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the Dawson Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Steve Pool; four daughters, Mrs. Joyce Shaw, Mrs. Wilma Renfro, Misses Sue and Clorenda Pool, and two grandsons, all of Dawson; a sister, and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be Aldon Nesmith, Myrell Lamb, Hughie Shaw, James Mitcham, Roy Nesmith and Wesley Hale.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

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Edmund Oscar “Bo” Zeanon
May 28, 1878 - Mar 29, 1952

E. O. Zeanon Rites Planned Thursday

E. O. (Buster) Zeanon, 73, long-time resident of Navarro county, died in Baylor Hospital in Dallas Sunday morning after an illness of two weeks.

For two years prior to his death he had been employed by the Whistler Machinery and Supply Co., in Corsicana. He was reared in the Dawson and Hubbard areas.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the graveside in the Dawson cemetery with W. T. Allman conducting.

Surviving are a nephew, Harry Zeanon of Fort Worth; a sister and a niece, name and address of both unknown. Wolfe Funeral Home of Dawson will direct.

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Leo Thomas Hubbard
Jul 6, 1910 - Mar 26, 1952

Purdon Resident Killed In Wreck

Leo Hubbard, 41, of Purdon was killed near Jasper, Texas, Wednesday when his cattle truck jackknifed on a curve.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday from the First Baptist church in Dawson. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery,

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister at Hubbard, and Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon, a son, Billy D’Wayne Hubbard, Dawson; and mother, Mrs. Hubbard of Purdon.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Robert Walter ”Bob” Patterson
Oct 30, 1873 - Oct 19, 1952

R. W. Patterson Services Monday

DAWSON, Oct. 20.—(Spl.)—R. W. (Bob) Patterson, 78, farmer, died at his home two miles west of town Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Vestus Patterson, Sudan and Glenn Patterson, Henrietta; a brother, two sisters, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Patterson moved to this community about 40 years ago from the Carthage area.

Pallbearers were Charles Fondren, Younger Cannon, Oliver Harrison, Rufus Christian, Lewis Cleveland, Arlie Edwards.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Minnie Bell (Barber) Matthews
1872 - Jan 6, 1961

Mrs. Matthews Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Felix N. Matthews, 88, were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Dawson at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Mrs. Matthews, a native of Tennessee but a resident of Navarro county for most of her life, died at her home in Dawson, Friday morning.

Rev. Sam Bedinger, pastor of the church, officiated and burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Annie Garner, Dawson; one grandson, S. S. Duke, Dallas; and two great granddaughters.

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Robert Glenn Matthews
Aug 18, 1938 - Feb 7, 2014
 
Robert Glen Matthews went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the age of 75. Robert was born in Dawson, Texas to parents Robert (Bob) Allen and Bessie Dawson.

Robert married Zella Jean Matthews on October 15, 1975 in Athens, Texas and they were married until her passing in July of 2009.

Robert is survived by his son, John Paul Matthews of Waco, Texas and his children.

Visitation will be held at Cole Funeral Home on Sunday, February 9 from 2pm to 4pm. He will be laid to rest in Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Texas.

Arrangements under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, McGregor, TX.

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  • Cole Funeral Home, MeGregor, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Debra Ann (Steele) Matthews married Nov. 19, 1971 2nd wife Zella Jean (McCain) Matthews married Oct 15, 1975; s/o Robert Allen “Bob” Matthews & Bessie Lulline (Leckie) Matthews

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