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Louis Weldon "Buddy" Nokes
Aug 14, 1914 - Dec 16, 2003

Mr. Nokes passed away Tuesday at Pleasant Manor Living Center. He was born in Corbett (near Corsicana) to W. C. and Bess (Lancaster) Nokes. He graduated from Corsicana High School. He and Thelma Faye Smith were married January 31, 1934 in Corsicana, Texas.
He is survived by: his daughter, Pat Newton of Waxahachie; three brothers, Vernon Nokes of Houston, Carl Nokes and his wife Mary of Plains, and Robert Nokes of Deanvill, TX.; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Jerry Baker of Irving; sister-in-law, Frances Nokes of Santa Fe, NM; two great grandchildren, Chris and Cindy Newton of Weatherford and Bud and Paula Newton of Houston; six great grandchildren; one great great grandson born three hours after Weldon's death. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Interment followed at Waxahachie City Cemetery.

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George O. Nokes, Jr.
Nov 19, 1923 - Nov 18, 2011

George O. Nokes Jr., 87, died in Austin, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in the Chapel of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, officiated by Dr. Doug Keenan. Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Waco Memorial Park, Waco.

He was born in Navarro County, Texas, the only child of the late George Nokes Sr. and Maggie Nokes. George was a student at Baylor University when World War II began. He later entered the University of Texas and joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and served as a bombardier on a bomber in the 8th Air Force in England. After World War II, he returned to the University of Texas where he graduated from UT Law School in the class of 1948. He practiced law in Corsicana and later in Waco.

George was a member of the Texas House of Representatives and later in the Texas Senate. George had a life-long interest in politics. He started supporting President Lyndon B. Johnson while a student in 1948 and was a delegate to several Democratic national conventions. He ran unsuccessfully for Lt. Governor of Texas in 1958. George was also active in Waco and in Tarrant County in development of commercial real estate and residential subdivisions. In addition, he organized a bank and a savings and loan association.

He and his wife both became multi-engine pilots and flew to the cities where they had business interests. The couple owned a chain of Hallmark card shops in a number of cities in Texas and Oklahoma. In Waco, George was partner in the development of Lake Air Shopping Mall and the Lake Air Tower, a ten story condo.

George and Virginia retired in January of 1985 and moved to Austin. They became active in UT programs. George served on the U.T. Women's Athletic Council. He also is a life member of the Longhorn Foundation and of the Advisory Board of the Texas Union. George and Virginia have established a number of scholarships for UT students in the Communications Department, through the Texas Ex-Students Association, and the UT Women's Basketball program (this in honor of Virginia). George and Virginia were active in the continuing education program at the University of Texas and helped organize the program called LAMP (Learning Activities for Mature People). The program has grown over 22 years from 100 members to over 1,500 members.

George is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Austin; sons, Jim Nokes and wife, Carrol, of Arlington, and Jack Nokes and wife, Jill, of Austin; daughter, Laura Nokes Pattillo and husband, Denny, of Waco; grandchildren, Callan Nokes and wife, Kelli, of Austin, Cameron Nokes and wife, Hannah, of Austin, Wren Nokes, of Austin, Claire Nokes, of Austin, Chuck Plumhoff and wife, Corinne, of New York City, and Jamie Plumhoff and wife, Susan, of Waco; and great-granddaughters, Carter, Hunter, Presley and Eloise Nokes, all of Austin; and many friends.

Waco Tribune-Herald: 11/19/2011...H8

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Troy K Nokes
Jul 18, 1929 - Feb 26, 2018

Services for Troy K. Nokes, 88, of Tyler, Texas, will be held on Saturday March 3rd, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Stewart Family Funeral Home with Pastor Pike Wisner of First Baptist Church of Tyler officiating. A private family burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
r. Nokes passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 under the care of The Hospice of East Texas. He was born July 18, 1929 in Purdon, Texas to Wade. A. "Bob" Nokes and Vera Nokes. He graduated from Baylor University in 1950 with a B. S. Degree in Economics. After college, he served his country in the United States Airforce as an SSG. Troy began his career in 1954 in Ft. Worth as a District Sales Rep. for Conoco Oil Company. There he met and married the love of his life, Betty Lou Roberts, in 1956. Troy then moved to Tyler with his new family in 1961 and in 1968 began working as the Regional Sales Manager for Vestal Laboratories. He accepted the position of Director of Building Services of ETMC Tyler in 1983. He remained in this position until he retired in 1995.
Troy loved to serve his community and help others. He was a member of the Tyler Civitan Club. During his tenure he became President of the Tyler Civitans and also served as Vice President of Civitan International. Troy was instrumental in forming the first Adopt-a-Highway Program in the United States. He also served in many capacities with the Special Olympics. He was President and Secretary of the Fishers Class at First Baptist Church of Tyler. He was a past Grand Master of St. Johns Masonic Lodge 53 in Tyler. After retirement Troy continued to assist others as a volunteer at ETMC. He was an active and faithful member of First Baptist Church of Tyler for 56 years. He loved to serve others and was a blessing to everyone. He was a faithful member of the (C.I.A.) Christians In Action Class. He enjoyed volunteering in the Family Assistance Program and also praying for those that called the Prayer Line. Troy will be greatly missed by his family, church, friends and community.
Troy was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife Betty Lou Nokes. He is survived by his brother, Clyde Nokes; son, John L. Nokes; daughter, Connie Taylor and husband Ron; grandchildren, Tim Taylor and wife Samantha, Todd Taylor and wife Tina, Jonathan Nokes, Allison McNeil and husband James, Katie Nokes and Chris Ogden; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Nokes, Tim Taylor, Todd Taylor, Hunter Taylor, Sam Dickerson and Rodney Rogers.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Christians In Action Sunday School Class First Baptist Church.

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  • Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Mar 2, 2018

Martha B. ”Mattie” (Love) Champion
Mar 22, 1876 - Dec 5, 1956

Mrs. Champion Dies At Houston

Mrs. Martha Champion, 82, wife of W. H. Champion of Houston died in Houston Wednesday night.

The body arrives in Corsicana Friday at 11:50 a.m. on the Rock Island Lines and graveside rites will be held at Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, R. W. Champion, Houston.; and B. A. Champion, Houma, La.; three daughters, Mrs. John Ebner, and Mrs. D. a. Potthoff, both of Houston, and Mrs. Garland Diggs, New Orleans, and other relatives, including two nephews, Roy and Guy Love, both of Corsicana.

McCammon directs.

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William Henry Champion
Mar 2, 1873 - Feb 27, 1963

Hold Services W. H. Champion

Final rites for Wm. H. Champion, about 90, formerly of Navarro county, were held Friday at 1 p.m. at Hamilton cemetery, Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the services. McCammon directed.

A former oil operator in Wichita Falls and Beaumont, Champion was well-known here. His late wife was the former Miss Martha Love of Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, Raymond Champion, Houston, and B. A. Champion, Houma, La.; three daughters, Mrs. D. A. Potthoff, Houston; Mrs. John Ebner, Wichita Falls and Mrs. Garland Biggs, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

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Mary Elizabeth (Love) Pasley
Jun 29, 1872 - Mar 6, 1963

Hold Services For Mrs. Pasley

Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Love Pasley, 90, formerly of Navarro county, who died Wednesday night at Thibedeaux, La., were held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, W. C. Pasley, Thibedeaux, La., and C. L. Pasley, Honey Grove; a sister, Mrs. J. S. Daniel, Corsicana; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCammon directed.

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Harvey Carruth Pasley
Apr 5, 1874 - Jan 2, 1956

Graveside Rites For H. C. Pasley

Graveside services for H. C. Pasley, former Corsicana resident, who died in Houston Monday, were held at the Hamilton cemetery Wednesday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church. The body arrived Wednesday morning on the northbound Burlington Lines passenger train.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Love Pasley, Houston; three sons, W. C. Pasley, Louisiana; C. L. Pasley, Honey Grove, and W. B. Pasley, Houston; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCammon directed.

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Entos Clenton Herod
Jan 5, 1892 - Mar 31, 1952

Monday Services For E. C. Herod

E. C. (Clint) Herod, 60, Corsicana cotton buyer, died at the P. and S. Hospital here late Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel here, with Dr. Chet C. Henson officiating. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, M. S. and Billy Herod, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Coleman of Humble, Texas; four brothers, S. F. Herod, Richland, C. W., W. A. and W. S., all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. M. L. Brock of Littlefield, Texas, Mrs. G. C. Coker of Brownfield; Mrs. S. L. Sprinkle of Corsicana and Mrs. A. V. Langston of Austin; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Willie Aubey Herod
Jan 31, 1880 - May 27, 1965

Set Services For W. A. Herod

Funeral services for W. A. Herod, 85, who died in Twilight Home Thursday afternoon, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Native of Thornton, he came to Pursley when 12 years of age and moved to Route 3, Oak Valley slab, in 1919. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Bacil Herod; a daughter, Mrs. Audria Smith; a grandson, Keith Herod, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Della Coker, Brownsfield; a brother, W. S. Herod, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Claude Bone, Earl Albritton, Curtis Clemons, O. S. Bryson, A. L. Jacobs, Millard Patterson, J. A. Ratliff and Chleo Ford.

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Hold Services For W. A. Herod

Funeral services for W. A. Herod, 85, who died in Twilight Home Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Native of Thornton, he came to Pursley when 12 years old and moved to Route 3, Oak Valley slab, in 1919. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Bacil Herod; a daughter, Mrs. Audria Smith; a grandson, Keith Herod, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Della Coker, Brownsfield; a brother, W. S. Herod, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Claude Bone, Earl Albritton, Curtis Clemons, O. S. Bryson, A. L. Jacobs, Millard Patterson, J. A. Ratliff and Chleo Ford.

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Huron Archie Garland
Mar 28, 1886 - Jan 13, 1959

H. A. Garland Services Here

Funeral rites for H. A. Garland, 72, Route 1, LaMarque, who died in Big Spring Tuesday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m.

The services were conducted by Rev. Ted Spencer, associate pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. Eureka Masons provided the pallbearers.

The retired educator was stricken en route home from a visit to Denver, Colo.

Garland was a long-time teacher and services as superintendent of the Mildred schools for years, later being an instructor in Corsicana High school prior to his retirement several years ago.

He was president and teacher of the Men’s Bible Class of the First Methodist church for several years.

Surviving are his wife of LaMarque; a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Comer, Fort Morgan, Colo.; three sons, Hugh Garland, Mission; Maurice Garland, Fort Morgan, and Harold Garland, Texas City; two sisters, three brothers and several grandchildren and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Bill Bonner, Vernon Boyd, Leroy Bonner, Earl Bonner, Hugh Blair Fouty, Eugene Harwell, Brice Bonner and Loyd Land.

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Jessie Almond Dunton
Mar 22, 1863 - Feb 22, 1952

J. A. Dunton Dies Friday Afternoon

J. A. Dunton, 88, retired farmer, died at his home, 801 North Thirty-Seventh street, Friday afternoon.

Born March 22, 1863, at Huntington, Ind., Dunton had resided here 80 years.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, J. H. and E. F. Dunton, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. S. C. Layden, Dallas and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, Walter Hamilton, F. S. Keathley, Ben Jordan, A. H. Ganze and J. C. Cavender.

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Willard Andy Phillips
May 22, 1908 - Oct 27, 1952

Willard Phillips Funeral Services

Funeral services for Willard A. Phillips, 44, of Rice, who died in the Memorial Hospital Monday morning following a heart attack 10 days previous, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Rice Baptist church, and Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church here. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and a son, David Phillips, both of Rice; five brothers, R. M. Phillips, Rice; Wallace Phillips, Corsicana, A. C. Phillips, Jr., and D. F. Phillips, both of Abilene, and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Cates and Mrs. Lillian Burns, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Robert Phillips, Ervin Phillips, Wayne Phillips, Maynard Phillips, Gene Hair and Rufus Adams.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 28, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margie Irene (Miller) Phillips; s/o Andrew Jackson Phillips, Sr. & Mary Josephine “Josie” (Meeks) Phillips

Ross Milburn Phillips
Dec 2, 1900 - Apr 25, 1955

R. M. Phillips Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for R. M. Phillips, 53, farmer, who died at his residence, 29-D Northwest Apartments Monday night, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Ponder, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Raymond Ellis, Odessa; five daughters, Mrs. E. W. Deming, Dallas; Mrs. Ernest Ward, Jr., Corsicana; MRs. Robert Adams, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Milam Tidwell and Mrs. George Acadia, both of Odessa; four grandchildren; four brothers, W. C. Phillips, Corsicana; A. C. Phillips, Waco; A. J. Phillips, Dallas, and D. F. Phillips, Abilene; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Cates, Corsicana and Mrs. O. S. Burns, Odessa, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus Adams, Maynard Phillips, Wayne Phillips, Leon Phillips, Gene Hair and Rufus Nutt.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr 27, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Margie L. (Dunlap) Phillips 2nd wife Alice Pearl (Burns) Ellis-Phillips married Aug. 22, 1931; s/o Andrew Jackson Phillips, Sr. & Mary Josephine “Josie” (Meeks) Phillips

Wilburn Clifton Phillips
Sep 7, 1902 - Dec 15, 1957

W. C. Phillips Expires Sunday

W. C. Phillips, 55, retired carpenter, native of Powell, died at his home, 1025 West Summitt avenue, Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery, but the hour had not been set early Monday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, Corsicana; two sons, Marvin Phillips, U. S. Army Germany, and Rayford Phillips, U. S. Army Hawaii; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Beard, Fort Worth, and Mrs. R. E. Grimmitt, Angleton; three brothers, A. C. Phillips, Waco; A. J. Phillips, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., and D. S. Phillips, Abilene; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Cates, Corsicana, and Mrs. O. S. Burns, Dallas; four grandchildren and other relatives.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. K. Maguire, pastor of the Queen Street Baptist church in Tyler, assisted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, pastor of the Central Baptist church here.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 16, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth Rose (Moreau) Phillips; s/o Andrew Jackson Phillips, Sr. & Mary Josephine “Josie” (Meeks) Phillips

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W. C. Phillips Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for W. C. Phillips, 55, retired carpenter who died Sunday at his home, 1025 West Summitt, following an extended illness, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. w. K. McGuire, pastor of the Queen Street Baptist church in Tyler, assisted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., pastor of the Central Baptist church here.

He was a native of Powell.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, Corsicana; two sons, Marvin Phillips, U. S. Army Germany, and Rayford Phillips, U. S. Army Hawaii; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Beard, Fort Worth, and Mrs. R. E. Grimmitt, Angleton; three brothers, A. C. Phillips, Waco; A. J. Phillips, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., and D. S. Phillips, Abilene; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Cates, Corsicana, and Mrs. O. S. Burns, Dallas; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Alex Hair, T. A. Phillips, Leon Phillips, Erwin Phillips, Maynard Phillips, Wayne Phillips, Lewis Grimmett and Eddie Ellison.

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Lillian E. (Phillips) Burns
Aug 9, 1914 - Jul 3, 1965

Monday Rites For Mrs. Burns

Mrs. Lillian Burns, 50, of 419 West Sixth avenue, died in a Tyler hospital Saturday.

Funeral services are to be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Floyd Burns, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Ola Mae Knight, Mrs. Joyce Fortune and Mrs. Lola Fae Allen, all of Dallas; 16 grandchildren, three brothers, Aaron C. Phillips, Athens; D. F. Phillips, Abilene, and A. J. Phillips, Jr., Sweet Home, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Edith Cates, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be David Vaughn, Buford Cagle, C. E. Phillips, L. H. Phillips, Johnny Allen and Tommy Allen.

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Evelyn (McBroom) Nelson
Nov 10, 1912 - Feb 10, 1970

Mrs. E. Nelson Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Evelyn Nelson, Rt. 3, Corsicana, died Tuesday night in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, D. R. Nelson, Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Don Reed, Dallas and Mrs. Carroll Grimmett of Corsicana; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil Nokes of Corsicana and Mrs. Glen Iker of Myrtle Beach, S. C.; a brother, Tom McBroom of Houston; and other relatives.

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Nelson Rites

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Evelyn Nelson, Rt. 3 Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Peyton Goodman of Waco will officiate, assisted by the Rev. James Peppers of Corsicana. Interment will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Nokes, Wayne Nelson, Alex Lockhart, D. N. Poarch, Robert Joyner and Hugh Fullerton Jr.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, four grandchildren; two sisters, a brother, and other relatives.

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Anderson Esylin Britton
Dec 23, 1906 - May 25, 1952

Anderson Britton Dies At Vernon

Anderson E. Britton, 45, of Odell, died in a Vernon hospital Sunday following a brief illness.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Galbreath Britton, Odell; six sons, Harvey Jack, Bobby Joe and Lloyd Michael Britton, all of Odell; James E. Britton, U. S. Navy; Billy Key and William R. Britton, both of Pampa; a brother, Lloyd Britton, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Wimberley, Dallas, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Monday, but the rites are expected to be held Tuesday.

McCammon will direct.

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Alva Arma Britton
Feb 22, 1889 - Feb 16, 1956

Monday Services For A. A. Britton

A. A. Britton, 68, retired salesman, died at his residence in the Northwest Apartments Sunday following a several years’ illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the church, and Rev. W. T. Allmon, Hubbard, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a son, Burnice Britton, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Fay Watson and Mrs. Eurita Moore, both of Corsicana; Mrs. James A. Thompson, Leesville, La., and Mrs. Glen T. Stringer, England; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. L. A. Bennett, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Leathers, Otis Atkeisson, George Robinson, W. E. Percival, W. B. Costlow and Willard Staggs.

Corley directed.

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Basil Corbet Wimberly
Nov 23, 1895 - Feb 17, 1966

Basil Wimberly Dies In Dallas

Basil Corbet Wimberly, 70, formerly of Corsicana, native of Kosse, died in Dallas Thursday.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Gibson, pastor of the Irwindell Methodist church in Dallas.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Wimberly, Dallas; a son, Jimmy Wimberly, Dallas; two brothers, C. B. Wimberly, Irving, and Jay Wimberly, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, Wichita Falls; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be L. D. Odom, Archie McNeely, Alvin Watson, G. D. Gandy, R. I. McCoy and Jack Nelson.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 18, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jewel Gertrude (Britton) Wimberly; s/o George Edward Wimberly & Frances Elvira “Fannie” (Foy) Wimberly

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Hold Services Basil Wimberly

Funeral services for Basil Corbet Wimberly, 70, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Dallas, Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Gibson, pastor of the Irwindell Methodist church in Dallas. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Wimberly was a native of Kosse.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Wimberly, Dallas; a son, Jimmy Wimberly, Dallas; two brothers, C. B. Wimberly, Irving, and Jay Wimberly, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, Wichita Falls; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. D. Odom, Archie McNeely, Alvin Watson, G. D. Gandy, R. I. McCoy and Jack Nelson.

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Albert Newton Brigance
May 14, 1877 - Jul 22, 1952

A. N. Brigance Expires Tuesday

A. N. Brigance, 75, died at his home, 1011 North Thirteenth street at an early hour Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Fellowship Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Wednesday with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

The family resided in Ennis for many years before moving to Corsicana several years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Powell, Corsicana; six sons, Richard Brigance, U. S. Air Forces, Kansas City, Mo.; Archie Brigance, Corsicana; Clarence Brigance, Texas City; Jimmy Brigance, LaMarque; Louis and Clyde Brigance, both of Houston; two brothers, Charles Brigance, Mabank, and Jeff Brigance, Tahoka; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandson will be pallbearers.

McCammon will direct.

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A. N. Brigance Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for A. N. Brigance, 75, who died at his home 1611 North Thirteenth street early Tuesday, were held from the Fellowship Baptist church at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The family resided in Ennis prior to moving to Corsicana a number of years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Powell, Corsicana; six sons, Richard Brigance, U. S. Air Forces, Kansas City, Mo.; Archie Brigance, Corsicana; Clarence Brigance, Texas City; Jimmy Brigance, LaMarque; Louis and Clyde Brigance, both of Houston; two brothers, Charles Brigance, Mabank, and Jeff Brigance, Tahoka; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandson were pallbearers.

McCammon directed.

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Coma Allie (Landrum) Brigance
Apr 3, 1884 - Jun 21, 1975

Mrs. Brigance

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Coma Brigance, resident of Corsicana for 25 years, who died Saturday morning in Corsicana.

Rev’s. Jim Ray and Mickey Loftis will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Anna Mae Powell of Corsicana; six sons, Archie Brigance of Emhouse, Clyde Brigance of Freeport, Clarence Brigance of Texas City, Jimmy Brigance of LaMarque, Lewis Brigance of Houston, and Richard Brigance of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren 23 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ola Gorman of Miller Grove.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and include: B. J. Johnson, J. E. Johnson, Jerry Brigance, Kerry Brigance, Jimmy Dean Brigance, and Ronnie Brigance.

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James Able McBroom
Apr 14, 1891 - Jul 17, 1952

Funeral Services For J. A. McBroom

Funeral services for J. A. McBroom, 61, carpenter, who died at the family home, 100 East Holsey avenue, Thursday night, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist Church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. R. G. Iker, Mesquite; Mrs. V. B. Nokes, Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Robert Nelson, Corsicana; two sons, Tom McBroom, Henderson, and Dan McBroom, Joinerville; two brothers, W. L. McBroom, Corsicana and A. B. McBroom, Somerset; three sisters, Mrs. L. F. Hargrove, and Mrs. W. J. Bass, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. N. H. Witherspoon, Overton; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. M. Starks, Gene Hutchison, George De Chaume, Joe Brown, George Harvin and Jim Parks.

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Annie Mae (Vester) McBroom
Feb 27, 1892 - Aug 31, 1966

Mrs. McBroom Dies Wednesday, Rites Friday

Mrs. J. A. McBroom, 74, long-time Corsicana resident, Route 3, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Delbert Taylor, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church, of which she was a member.

Surviving are two sons, Dan McBroom, Ozona, and Tom McBroom, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Nelson and Mrs. Virgil Nokes, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Glenn Iker, Dallas; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Sheffield, Darrell Adams, L. H. Mathison, Robert Joyner, Hugh Fullerton, Jr., and T. V. McMullan.

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Hold Services Mrs. McBroom

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. McBroom, 74, long-time Corsicana resident, Route 3, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Delbert Taylor, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church of which she was a member.

Surviving are two sons, Dan McBroom, Ozona, and Tom McBroom, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Nelson and Mrs. Virgil Nokes, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Glenn Iker, Dallas; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a nephew andtwo nieces.

Pallbearers were J. W. Sheffield, Darrell Adams, L. H. Mathison, Robert Joyner, Hugh Fullerton, Jr., and T. V. McMullan.

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James Thomas “Tom” McBroom
Feb 1, 1921 - Sep 25, 1972

T. McBroom

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Tom McBroom, 51, of Houston and native of Corsicana. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

He was resident of Houston for 20 years and a mortician.

Survivors include his widow of Houston; a son, Mark McBroom of Carrolton; a daughter, Susan McBroom of Carrollton; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil Nokes of Corsicana and Mrs. Glenn Iker of South Carolina; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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T. McBroom

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Tom McBroom, 51, of Houston, a native of Corsicana. Rev. Leroy Reaves officiated, and burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, a son, a daughter, two sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were N. G. Hardgrave, H. L. Hardgrave, Perry Bass, Dennis Bass, Ray Bass and Derrell Adams.

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Hannah Bell (Murphy) Poteet
Mar 6, 1897 - Jun 19, 1972

Mrs. Poteet

Mrs. Hanna Poteet, 75, died Monday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital. A native of Tennessee, she had lived in Corsicana 72 years and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles Pringle of Westside Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, Leroy Poteet of Navarro, Wilmer Poteet of Houston and Ray Poteet of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Aline Watkins and Mrs. Katherine Morehead, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Faye Watkins of Emhouse; 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; three brothers, M. L. Murphy and J. D. Murphy, both of Corsicana, and Haskell Murphy of Richland; and a sister, Mrs. Gracie Murphy of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Roy Murphy, Billy Murphy, Gene Berry, Maurice Towater, Orvil Capehart, and W. C. McElroy.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 20, 1972
    Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Roy Buress Poteet buried in Petty’s Chapel cemetery; d/o James Robert Murphy & Delia Ann (Spurlock) Murphy

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Mrs. Poteet

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at a local funeral home for Mrs. Hanna Poteet, 75, of Corsicana who died Monday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital. Rev. Charles Pringle, Westside Baptist Church, officiated, and burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three brothers, three sons and a sister.

Pallbearers were Roy Murphy, Billy Murphy, Gene Berry, Maurice Towater, Orvil Capehart, and W. C. McElroy.

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Robert Irwin “Bob”Watkins
Sep 24, 1883 - Dec 28, 1960

Bob Watkins Dies Monday

R. I. (Bob) Watkins, 77, retired farmer, Emhouse road, died in Memorial hospital Monday morning following a six weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Central Baptist church Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Carl W. Quattlebaum, pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. T. J. Nash, Pampa; four sons, Earl I. Watkins, Robert William Watkins, and Jimmy Watkins, all of Corsicana, and Billy Bob Watkins, Emhouse; a brother, Mack Watkins, Barry; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Ferrell, Wellington, and Mrs. Dollie Inghram, Barry; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Marvin, Albert, Baze, Leonard, Derwood, George Alvin and Earl Watkins and Raymond Inghram.

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Hold Services For Bob Watkins

Final rites for R. L. (Bob) Watkins, 77, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Central Baptist church with Rev. Carl Quattlebaum, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

A retired farmer, Watkins died in Memorial hospital early Monday after a six weeks’ illness.

Survivor, other than his widow, are a daughter, Mrs. T. J. Nash, Pampa; four sons, Earl I. Watkins, Robert William Watkins, and Jimmy Watkins, all of Corsicana, and Billy Bob Watkins, Emhouse; a brother, Mack Watkins, Barry; two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Ferrell, Wellington, and Mrs. Dollie Inghram, Barry; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Marvin, Albert, Baze, Leonard, Derwood, George Alvin and Earl Watkins and Raymond Inghram.

Corley directed.

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James Henry Ferguson
Oct 1, 1874 - Jan 22, 1952

J. H. Ferguson Dies Tuesday

James Henry Ferguson, 77, textile worker, died at his residence, 408 North Main street, shortly after midnight Tuesday morning.

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

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

A native of Missouri, Ferguson resided in Denison and Dallas prior to moving to Corsicana six years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two sons, L. E. Ferguson, Waco and M. B. Ferguson, Bentonville, Ark.; four daughters, Mrs. R. E. Taylor and Mrs. G. P. Buchanan, Corsicana and Mrs. V. S. Sampson, Amarillo; 23 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Albert Ferguson, Athens, and Mrs. J. M. Sparkman, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Anna Rebecca (McKinley) Fauber
Aug 22, 1878 - Feb 2, 1961

Mrs. Fauber Dies Thursday

Mrs. Perry Fauber, long-time Corsicana resident, died Thursday morning at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home, where she had lived the past several months.

Funeral rites were pending early Thursday afternoon at McCammon’s.

Survivors include one daughters, Mrs. P. P. Tipton, Anchorage, Alaska; two sons, Lawrence and Wayne Fauber, both of Fort Worth; a grandson and great-grandson, both of Arlington.

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Rites Pending For Mrs. Fauber

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Perry Fauber, long-time resident of Corsicana, still were pending Friday at McCammon’s.

Mrs. Fauber died Thursday morning at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home, where she had lived the past several months.

Survivors include one daughters, Mrs. P. P. Tipton, Anchorage, Alaska; two sons, Lawrence and Wayne Fauber, both of Fort Worth; a grandson and great-grandson, both of Arlington.

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Monday Rites For Mrs. Fauber

Funeral services for Mrs. Perry Fauber, long-time Corsicana resident, who died Thursday in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, III, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. P. P. Tipton, Anchorage, Alaska; two sons, Lawrence and Wayne Fauber, both of Fort Worth; a grandson and great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Stubbs, Hartwell Tipton, M. C. Dickson, Joel Trimble, L. P. Forsythe and Harold Borg.

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Floyd Wayne Fauber, Sr.
Dec 6, 1902 - Feb 7, 1965

Wayne Fauber Rites Tuesday

Wayne Fauber, 63, former Corsicana resident, died in Fort Worth Sunday. He was connected with the Fauber Motor Company in Fort Worth.

Services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are a brother, Lawrence Fauber, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. P. T. Tipton, Anchorage, Alaska, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roy Bristow, Joel Trimble, L. P. Forsythe, Dan Comfort, Alton Justiss and Elmer Butler.

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Hold Services Wayne Fauber

Services for Wayne Fauber, 63, former Corsicana resident, who died in Fort Worth Sunday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. He was connected with the Fauber Motor Company in Fort Worth.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, Lawrence Fauber, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. P. T. Tipton, Anchorage, Alaska, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Bristow, Joel Trimble, L. P. Forsythe, Dan Comfort, Alton Justiss and Elmer Butler.

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Lima Womack Love
Oct 12, 1898 - May 15, 1958

Friday Services For L. W. Love

Funeral services for L. W. Love, 59, Killeen florist who died in a Killeen hospital Thursday at noon will be held from the Griffin chapel Friday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Perdue, Methodist minister, of Killeen, assisted by Rev. J. T. Ayers, Baptist minister of Gatesville.

Love was a native of Navarro county and resided here most of his life. He had operated a florist business in Gatesville for a number of years prior to moving to Killeen.

Surviving are his wife of Killeen; a son, Jack R. Love, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Whitfield, Dallas, and Miss Lynda Love, Killeen, student in Texas Tech; three grandchildren; three brothers, Roy C. and Guy R. Love, both of Corsicana, and Charlie Love, Boulder, Colo., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Holley, Clay Fluker, Jr.; Tom George, III; A. D. Powers, Odie Powers, Norm Stewart, G. H. Weatherby and Rufus Pevehouse.

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Vickie Elaine Perry
B&D Feb 14, 1952

Rites Thursday For Perry Infant

Vicki Elaine Perry, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Perry, Corsicana, died early Thursday morning at the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Olan Bonner.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Deborah K. Perry, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Perry, Kerens, and Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Bonner, Corsicana.

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Frances Louise (Bonner) Perry
Dec 18, 1927 - Nov 25, 2016

Frances Louise Perry, 88, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016, at the Twilight Home. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2016, in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with funeral services following at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Frances was born in Angus, Texas, to the late Greenie Bonner and Addie Cox Bonner. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Corsicana and was a homemaker raising her children and spoiling her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Perry; daughters, Debbie Blue and Janet Chapman, and infant daughter, Vicki Elaine Perry; and great-granddaughter, Tory Cantu.

Survivors include her grandchildren: Robyn Kittrell and husband, Joe, Ryan Blue and wife, Chasity, Eric Chapman and wife, Kendra, and Blaire Winstead and husband, Lynn; great-grandchildren: Ty Cantu and wife, Kirstie, Logan Gruver, and Kolten Chapman; and great-great-grandson, Lee Cantu.

Notes:

  • Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Clifton Lee Perry d/o Greenie Leven Bonner & Addie Theodosia (Cox) Bonner

Lela Theresa (Johnson) McCage
Oct 27, 1891 - Apr 22, 1952

Former Resident Rites Wednesday

Mrs. S. C. McCage, former Corsicana resident, died in McGregor Tuesday night.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Crawford Methodist church. A graveside service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. E. Morton.

Surviving are her husband, S. C. McCage, McGregor; three sons, Frank, Lynne and Travis McCage, all of McGregor; father, W. B. Johnson and a sister, Mrs. W. N. Nelson and other relatives.

McCammon directs.

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Eldon Ray Waters
Jul 2, 1927 - Jul 26, 1952

Traffic Victim Services Sunday

Funeral services for Eldon Ray Waters, 25, fatally hurt in an auto collision on Highway 75 south of Corsicana early Saturday, were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday from the Griffin chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaugh, Baptist minister. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Waters death is the ninth traffic fatality in Navarro county this year. a companion, Raymond Anderson, Route 1, Eureka, escaped with minor cuts.

William Thomas March, Route 3, Buffalo, driver of the truck involved was unhurt.

Highway patrolmen said Marsh was traveling south and Waters and Anderson were proceeding north at the time of the accident about 12:30 a.m. Saturday 4.2 miles south of Corsicana.

Waters was pronounced dead on arrival at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic in a Griffin ambulance.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Waters, 709 South Twenty-Ninth street, Corsicana, two sisters, Mrs. J. R. Jones of Blooming Grove and Mrs. J. C. Tucker, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lonnie McMillan, Billy Jack Waters, Henry Price, Raymond Anderson, Andy Cates, Frank Cartlidge, Doyle Tucker and W. C. Poston.

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Newborn Pierce Dockery
May 16, 1901 - Feb 13, 1952

Funeral Friday For N. P. Dockery

Funeral services for N. P. Dockery, 50, who died of a heard attack Wednesday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital, were held from the Griffin Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister, and Rev. M. O. Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; four sons, Leonard, Nolan and Vernon Dockery, all of Corsicana and Johnny Dockery, Angus; a brother, L. M. Dockery, Angus and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Alvin Berryhill, Lennis Berryhill, Roy Berryhill, Woodrow Easley, Vernon Edwards and Harvey Williams.

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Birdie (White) Love
Dec 13, 1883 - Jan 22, 1952

Mrs. Birdie Love Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Birdie White Love, 69, former Corsicana resident, who died in Tulsa Sunday, will be held from the Corley Chapel at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Love resided in Corsicana 40 years prior to moving to Denton 10 years ago. She was visiting with her daughter in Tulsa when she became ill.

Surviving are two sons, Malcom D. Love, Denton and W. W. Love, Wichita Falls; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Beth Hubbard, Tulsa; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Parks, Dallas, and Mrs. Shirley Dupree, Washington, D. C.; two grandsons, Richard E. Love and David Love both of Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be D. O. Love, Fred Wilson, J. S. Daniel, Jr., Guy R. Love, J. E. Taylor and Walter Hamilton.

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Flora Lee Love
Jun 1870 - Oct 23, 1962

Hold Services For Miss Love

Graveside rites for Miss Flora Love, 92, who died Tuesday in Thibedeaux, La., were held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Hamilton cemetery.

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

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Daniel, Corsicana and Mrs. Lizzie Pasley, Thibedeaux, La.; several nephews including Roy, Guy and D. O. Love, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

McCammon directed.

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Guy Richardson Love
Apr 25, 1897 - Jul 26, 1974

G. Love

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Guy Love, 87, who died Friday at Twilight Home.

Rev. Elvis Egge will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. G. R. Love of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Exaclaire Harville of Corsicana, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers, Roy C. Love of Corsicana and Charles L. Love of Boulder, Colo.

Pallbearers include Guy Ronnie Martin, Guy Cocker, Bob Southern, Darwin Grayson, Joe Martin, Jack Love, Dan Story and V. W. Goodwin.

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Inez (Harris) Love
Mar 30, 1865 - Jul 18, 1953

Mrs. C. E. Love, 88, Expires At Home Saturday Morning

Mrs. Charlie E. Love, 88, long-time Navarro county resident, died at her home here shortly before noon Saturday following a several weeks illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, assisted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger of the First Baptist church. Mrs. Love was a life-long Methodist.

A native of Texas, Mrs. Love had resided in Navarro county since 1874.

Surviving are four sons, Roy C. Love and G. R. Love, both of Corsicana; Lima W. Love, Boulder, Colo.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jim Taylor, Owen Beamon, W. Art Martin, Marvin Tekell, J. C. Buie, A. G. Elliott, Dr. W. K. Logsdon and W. P. McCammon

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Celedonio Reza
1954 - 2019

CELEDONIO REZA
March 3, 1954 ~ September 18, 2019 (age 65)

REZA, Celedonio Age 65, of Dallas, TX, died on September 18, 2019. Service: Sat 11 am @ Golden Gate FH.
 

Notes:

  • Published in Dallas Morning News on Sep. 27, 2019.
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

James Lee Cook
Nov 3, 1943 - Jan 1, 1965

Slate Services James Lee Cook

Funeral services for James Lee Cook, 21, found dead of a gunshot wound Friday at a barn on the family farm in the Silver City community, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Elder A. C. Carlson, Little Rock, Ark., Seventh Day Adventist, assisted by Elder Charles Mesnard of Corsicana Seventh Day Adventist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The young man was missed after going to the house for a drink of water, it was reported, while working in a pasture,, and his body was found with a gunshot wound in the head and a 410 gauge shotgun was discovered near the body. Deputy Sheriff H. H. Pitts and Justices of the Peace Wayne Allard of Dawson and W. B. Ellis of Blooming Grove conducted investigations.

A graduate of Corsicana High School, he attended Navarro Junior College.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook, Route 1, Purdon; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Lee, California; grandmother, Mrs. H. A. James, Corsicana, several uncles and aunts and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Howard Pitts, Inmon Slater, Hollis Pitts, Clyde Anglin, Barney Hall and John Finch.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 4, 1965
    Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o William Franklin “Frank” Cook & Ruth Evelyn (James) Cook
  • Obit says graduated Corsicana, I could not find him and attended Navarro College??

Jerome Vencer Lepik, Jr.
Dec 21, 1919 - Dec 14, 1973

G. V. Lepik

Funeral services for Gerome V. Lepik, Jr., 53, who died Friday night in Memorial Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Rev. John Fowler will officiate, with burial to follow at Hamilton cemetery. Maurice McElroy will assist Rev. Fowler at full military services to be held at the graveside. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Griffin Funeral Home.

Lepik, a native of Hallettsville, was a veteran of World War II. He lived at 1120 West 12th Ave.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Joyce Lepik, two daughters, Lillie Lepik and Lori Lepik, all of Corsicana; and his father, Gerome V. Lepik, Sr. of East Bernard.

Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mary Kosik and Mrs. Emily Zahradnik, both of East Bernard, and Mrs. Lillie Talifuse of Victoria; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Herman Deavers, Jo Joe Clark, V. A. French, Bobby Massengale, Bill Salimon and Thomas Walker.

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J. V. Lepik

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for Jerome V. Lepik, Jr., 53, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. John Fowler, pastor, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Maurice McElroy, Baptist minister. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery with full military rites at graveside for the World War II veteran. Funeral arrangements were with Griffin Funeral Home.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Joyce Lepik, two daughters, Lillie and Lori Lepik, all of Corsicana; his father, Jerome V. Lepik, Sr. of East Bernard; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Kosik and Mrs. Emily Zahradnik, both of East Bernard, and Mrs. Lillie Talifuse of Victoria; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Herman Deavers, Joe Clar, V. A. French, Bobby Massengale, Bill Sallmon and Thomas Walker.

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Helen Aline (Hunt) Bristow-Lesueur
Sep 21, 1909 - Nov 21, 1970

Leseuer Rites Held Today

Mrs. Helen Leseuer, 61, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Memphis, Tenn., she had been a resident of Corsicana 40 years.

Funeral services were to be held today at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Burial was to be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, John Leseuer of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Walter Byrd of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Hayes Cox, Collin Green, R. G. Crumbley, P. G. Haynes, Joe Baker and Boyd McNeil

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Lucinda “Cinnie” (Melton) Watson
Mar 25, 1884 - Aug 28, 1952

Irene Resident Dies Thursday

Mrs. D. H. Watson, 68, life-long resident of Hill county, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon following a short illness.

Funeral services are tentatively planned for 4 p.m. Saturday from the Irene Methodist church of which she was a life-time member. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. J. L. Oliver, pastor.

Surviving are her husband of Irene; a daughter, Mrs. J. D. Cochran, Irene; three grandchildren, a brother, G. S. Melton, Irene; two sisters, Mrs. T. C. Gunter, Denton, and Mrs. S. H. Batton, Irene, and other relatives.

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Daniel Hilman Watson
Mar 22, 1882 - Jun 16, 1957

Irene
IRENE, June 15—(Spl.)—Mr. Dan Watson is improving after surgery in a Waco Hospital recently.

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Dan H. Watson Rites Monday

Funeral services for Dan H. Watson, 75, of Irene, who died in a Waco hospital Sunday, were held Monday afternoon from the Irene Methodist church. Burial was in the
Salem cemetery.

A native of Georgia, he came to Texas when a small boy. He was a retired farmer and a Methodist.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Martelia Cochran, Irene; three grandchildren; a brother, Lee Watson, Oklahoma; and two sisters, Mrs. Will Benard and Mrs. E. B. Hendricks, both of Oklahoma.

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Lavata Talmadge “L.T.” Melton
Sep 16, 1916 - Dec 15, 2007

Lavata (L. T.) Melton

L. T. Melton of Gatesville, died Saturday, December 15, 2007 at a local nursing home. He was 91. Graveside services were held Sunday December 16 at 2 p.m. at Salem Irene Cemetery near Irene, TX with the Rev. Nancy Schulsser officiating. No visitation was scheduled.

Lavata Talmadge Melton was born September 16, 1916 to George Sabbath and Rosia McClesky Melton. He attended and later graduated from Irene High School. He received an associates degree from Hill College.

L. T. entered the Air Force in 1943 and served in WWII as a 1st Lieutenant in the 401st Bombardier Group, flying over 30 missions from England to Germany.

After the service, L. T. worked in Dallas and later returned to Irene to the family farm. He worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as a field representative for the Soil Conservation Service in Ellis County. He moved to Gatesville in 2005.

L. T. was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Becky Melton.

Survivors include his son, George Melton and wife, Vickie of Gatesville and granddaughter, Cheryl Ann Melton of Gatesville.

Memorial can be made to the Salem Irene Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 63, Irene, TX 76650.

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Eston Brown Batton
Dec 23, 1907 - Aug 3, 1970

Eston Batton Dies Monday

Easton Batton, 63, 1514 W. Park Ave., died Monday night in the Hillsboro Hospital. A native of Irene in Hill County, he was a teacher in the Blooming Grove Schools.

Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Home in Hillsboro. The Rev. William Rider, pastor of Central Methodist Church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Wesley Howard, Methodist minister of Frost.

Batton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Luceil Batton, of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Tommy Cartwright of Hutchins and Mrs. Phil Hawk of Lincoln, Neb.; and a son, Bill Batton of Corsicana.

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Nettie (Melton) Batton
Jun 21, 1887 - Nov 27, 1964

Mrs. S. H. Batton Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Melton Batton, 77, who died in Dallas Friday, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Irene Methodist church with burial in the Salem cemetery.

Mrs. Batton was born at Salem June 21, 1887 and was a member of the Irene Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, S. H. Batton, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Lometa Mitchell, Austin; Mrs. Magdalene Hammock, Dallas; Mrs. Winona Daniel, Dallas, and Mrs. Mittie Weeks, Lewisville; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Terri Lea (Tullos) Barfield-Kincaid
Dec 20, 1952 - Nov 22, 2020

Terri Lea Tullos Kincaid entered her Heavenly home on Sunday, November 22, 2020.
She was born December 20, 1952 in Corsicana, Texas to Max and Peggy Tullos.
Terri graduated in 1971 from Southwest High School in Fort Worth, Texas and then attended Brantley Draughon College in Fort Worth, Texas. Terri’s years of employment included many areas of serving people to include All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, South Freeway Veterinary Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and South Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas where she served the church family faithfully for 18 years. She also served as a children’s Sunday School teacher at South Hills for many years. Terri also served in education for both the Fort Worth Independent School District at Benbrook Elementary School, Lubbock Independent School District, and the Mineral Wells Independent School District at Houston Elementary School. She also worked at Elliott & Waldron Abstract and Title Company in Mineral Wells, Texas. Terri was a member of the Tarrant Baptist Secretary’s Association and she served as President of the organization in 2000. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells, Texas, where her husband, Mel, serves as Minister of Music. She was a faithful member of the Sanctuary Choir.
Terri married Mel Kincaid in January of 2005 and joined their families to include four sons and one daughter. They later added to their family daughters-in-law and a son-in-law and later nine grandchildren. The joys of Terri’s life included collecting recipes and cooking for her family, listening and worshipping to music sung by people she loved, and most importantly, her children and grandchildren were the light in her heart. She loved the little town of Mineral Wells and was so excited to see the revitalization and growth. She and Mel loved to travel and find very special unique getaways that most would never find to experience together. Their travels included a mission trip together to the Ukraine with the Singing Men of Texas.
Terri was preceded in death by her sister Cheryl Tullos.
Terri is survived by her husband, Mel, of the home, her parents, Max and Peggy Tullos, of Fort Worth, Texas, her children, Corey and Jill Barfield of Fort Worth, Texas, Brett Barfield of Fort Worth, Texas, Hanley Kincaid of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bradley and Lacy Kincaid of Meeker, Oklahoma, and Kristin and Christopher Stephens of Glenpool, Oklahoma; her grandchildren Jaden, Caleb, and Chloe Barfield, Lily and Ransom Kincaid, Gunner and Halen Kincaid, and Samantha Stephens; her niece, Ashley Little and great niece Naomi of Dallas, Texas, as well as her extended family and a multitude of friends.
Services will be 3 PM Saturday, November 28, 2020 at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Woodland Park Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 2-3 PM at the church prior to the service. The family requests that everyone wear face masks and practice social distancing to protect everyone’s health and safety.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home, Mineral Wells, Tx. -

Notes:

  • 1st husband Michael Dewayne Barfield married Feb. 19, 1972 2nd husband Herman Mel Kincaid married Jan. 22, 2005; do Lloyd Max Tullos & Peggy Laverne (Hollingsworth) Tullos
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Thomas “Tommie/Tom” Tolbert
Apr 5, 1896 - Mar 6, 1956

WELL KNOWN NEGRO DIES

Tom Tolbert, well known boot-black and barber shop porter here the last 40 years was found dead in bed Saturday morning at his home, 105 South Fourth street. He was 82. Tolbert, negro, had been employed the last 12 years at Ed’s Barber Shop, 107 South Main. He was a native of this county. The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Monday at Ross Chapel, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar. 5, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lela (Lewis) Tolbert married Apr 27, 1915 (death certificate shows divorced); s/o Mack Tolbert & Anna (Caryle) Tolbert
     

Cassandra “Cassie” (Owen) Payne-Wells
Mar 5, 1872 - Feb 10, 1956

Sunday Services For Mrs. Wells

Funeral services for Mrs. Cassie Wells, 83, who died at 517 North Fifteenth street after an extended illness, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Earl Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ. Burial was to be in the Ward Cemetery.

A native of Pursley, Mrs. Wells had resided in Navarro county all her life.

Surviving are three sons, W. C. Payne, Athens; J. H. Payne, Breckenridge, and L. G. Wells, Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. A. B. Tanner, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Eva Gross, Ada, Okla., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ferma C. Stewart, Maco Stewart, W. G. Owen, Ruby Owen, O. T. Nutt and Bill Johnson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Feb. 11, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John B. Payne married Apr. 9, 1891 2nd husband Orville Orine Wells married Feb. 20, 1908; d/o William Preston Owen & Barbara Miley (Roberts) Owen

Wiley Mays Thompson
Aug 31, 1869 - Jul 7, 1956

Wiley Thompson Services Monday

Wiley M. Thompson, 86, died in Dallas Saturday

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

Surviving are a son, H. E. Thompson, Riverside, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Walker and Mrs. Eva McKinney, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Artie Eskew, San Angelo; a brother, Eugene Thompson, San Antonio; a sister, Miss Dosia Thompson, Devine; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. L. McKinney, Raymond McKinney, Ed Meek, Joe Phillips, Ray Allen McKinney and J. C. Sitton.

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Henry Melmus Rodgers
Apr 8, 1885 - Apr 27, 1956

Retired Farmer Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Henry M. Rodgers, 71, retired farmer, 625 North Commerce street, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Post Oak cemetery.

Rodgers died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Drew Rodgers, Waco; Tom Rodgers, Houston, and James Rodgers, Hayward, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Jessie Mae Murry, Powell, Wyo.; Mrs. Clyde Bovie, Corsicana; Mrs. Agnes Threet, Rice, and Mrs. Clara Hehman, Houston; 37 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, J. W. Rodgers, Gainesville; Drew and Wash Rodgers, both of Houston; and a sister, Mrs. Lou Wyatt, Lubbock, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Marvin Nolan Griffin
Apr. 6, 1911 - Dec. 24, 1954

Sunday Services For N. M. Griffin

Marvin Nolan Griffin, 43, native of Navarro county, was found dead in bed in his Fort Worth home Friday morning. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Raymond and Marvin Griffin; and a daughter, Imogene Griffin, all of Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Griffin, Purdon; three brothers, Vernon, Cecil and James Griffin, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Glyndon Putman, Dawson, and other relatives.

The rites were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the Younger cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Bracey A. Bledsoe, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church.

Pallbearers were O. L. Gaddy, W. E. Thomas, G. F. Slone, W. O. Griffin, R. W. Griffin and C. P. Peden.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec. 27, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Edith Evelyn (Roden) Jackson-Griffin married Dec. 10, 1932 s/o Robert Monroe Griffin and Myrtle Matilda (Livingston) Griffin

Sallie Sue (McCarty) Young
Jul. 25, 1908 - May 17, 2009




Notes:

  • Ector County cemetery, Odessa, Texas
  • w/o Dorsett Allen “Doc” Young d/o Robert Edgar McCarty and Minnie Lou (Moore) Young buried Frost cemetery, Frost, Tx.

Mary Elizabeth (Sweek) Lowe
Oct 11, 1861 - May 11, 1961

Irene News
IRENE, May 17.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Grandma) Lowe, aged 89, by Revs. F. T. Fisher and J. L. Oliver, Mrs. Lowe passed away at the home of a son in Hillsboro Friday morning. She is survived by a son, Fred Lowe, and a daughter, Mrs. Luther Williamson, and a number of grandchildren of this place. Interment was at Salem.

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Annie Rebecca (Baily) Lowe
Jan 7, 1920 – Mar 11, 2011

Annie Rebecca Bailey Lowe, 91, of Irene, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011, at Town Hall Estates Nursing Home in Hillsboro.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2011, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro. Burial will follow at Salem-Irene Cemetery near Irene.

Annie was born on January 7, 1920 in Hill County near Hubbard; the daughter of the late James and Margaret Phelps Bailey.

She graduated from Floydada High School in 1937. After finishing Business School in 1939, she moved back to Hill County. She worked for the Selective Service Board during World War II.

On July 4, 1947 she married C. Hugh Lowe and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1978.

She also worked at the First National Bank and the Post Office in Irene. She served as election judge for many years for general elections. Annie was a member of the Church of Christ in Hubbard and past member of the Home Demonstration Club in Hill County.

Also preceding her in death were 5 brothers and 1 sister.

Survivors include her sons, Jim F. Lowe of Irene and Jackie Lowe of Hewitt; 2 granddaughters; 3 great granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Marshall and Marshall Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Floydada HS 1937
  • w/o C. Hugh Lowe; d/o James B. Bailey & Margaret L. (Phelps) Bailey

Julia P. (Carroll) Lowe
Mar 29, 1885 - Sep 29, 1957

Mrs. Julia Lowe Rites At Irene

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia P. Lowe, 72, Route 1, Bynum, mother of Mrs. H. P. Sharp of Frost, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Irene Church of Christ. Burial was in the Salem cemetery.

Mrs. Lowe, a native of Tennessee, died at her home Sunday. She had resided in Hill County since a child.

Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. R. D. Carr, Bynum, three sons, Ernest Lowe, San Marcos; Boyd Lowe, Silver City, N. M., and Carroll Lowe, Albuquerque, N. M.; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Perry and Taylor, both of Weatherford; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Edge and Mrs. Anna Foster, both of Odessa and other relatives.

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Mary Ola (Jackson) Lowe
Nov 4, 1880 - Mar 15, 1964

Mrs. Lowe Of Irene Expires

Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Mary Lowe, 83, who died in a Hillsboro hospital Sunday were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Irene Methodist church with burial in the Salem cemetery.

She had resided at Irene 31 years.

Surviving are her husband, Fred Lowe, Irene; two sons, J. B. Lowe of Dallas and Hugh Lowe of Irene; two daughters, Mrs. A. R. Lentz of Malone and Mrs. Faye Lowe of Irene; a sister, Mrs. A. G. Cox of Graham, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Anznetta Rebecca (Johnson) Simmons
Dec 2, 1867 - Feb 26, 1952

Mrs. W. T. Simmons Rites Thursday

KERENS, Feb. 28—(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. W. T. Simmons, 84, life-time Kerens resident, who died Tuesday night, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday from the Oak Grove Baptist church. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church of Kerens.

Surviving are her husband, Kerens; two sons, Johnny Simmons, Dallas and Walter Simmons, Jacksonville, Fla.; five daughters, Mrs. Maude Goins, Kerens; Mrs. W. E. Rogers, San Antonio; Mrs. D. Dossolt, Pettis; Mrs. Wayne Short, Snyder, and Mrs. Joe Crowley, Dallas; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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William Thomas Simmons
Apr 28, 1866 - Mar 18, 1952

Simmons Rites At Oak Grove Church

Funeral services for W. T. (Uncle Tom) Simmons, 86, Kerens retired farmer, will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Oak Grove Baptist church. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Trinidad Baptist minister.

Simmons was fatally injured Tuesday morning when he lost control of his automobile while driving on Highway 309 about 10 miles south of Kerens. The vehicle struck a mailbox and apparently overturned twice, Deputy Sheriff Dick Salter who investigated reported. Justice of the Peace Melvin Penny of Kerens accompanied Salter to the scene of the accident.

Simmons’ death was the third highway fatality in Navarro county in 1952.

Surviving are two sons, Johnny Simmons, Dallas, and Walter Simmons, Jacksonville, Fla., five daughters, Mrs. Maud Goines, Kerens; Mrs. D. Possolt, Pettus; Mrs. W. E. Rogers, San Antonio; Mrs. Wayne Short, Snyder, and Mrs. Joe Crowley, Dallas; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar. 19, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Anznetta Rebecca (Johnson) Simmons married May 27,1886; s/o James J. Simmons & Rebecca Ann E. (Cook) Simmons

Vester Franklin Barnett
Nov 3, 1906 - Mar 9, 1972

V. F. Barnett

KERENS—Vester F. Barnett, 65, ranch foreman, died Thursday night in Memorial Hospital. He was a native and lifelong Kerens resident and member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services tentatively are planned for Saturday morning at the Paschal Funeral Chapel with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Inez Barnett; a daughter, Mrs. Lonez Darden, Houston; two sons, Donald W. Barnett, Nacogdoches, and Billy J. Barnett, Kerens; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Kimes, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ray Taylor, Sacramento, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

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Sarah Amanda (Peters) Belcher
Dec 4, 1887 - Mar 7, 1973

Mrs. Belcher

MALAKOFF-Funeral Services are set 2 p.m. Friday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Malakoff for Mrs. Syble Amanda Belcher, 85, native of Navarro County and resident of Malakoff who died Wednesday evening at Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff.

Bro. Eddie Ricks, Parkview Baptist church pastor and Bro Floyd Lovin of Trinidad will officiate, and burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery near Kerens.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Belcher of Mesquite, and Leland Belcher of Beaumont; a brother, Charles Peters of Memphis, Tex.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Betty Charlene (Lusk) Russell
Oct 21, 1948 – Sep 28, 2019

Betty Charlene Lusk Russell passed from this life early Saturday morning September 28, 2019 in Duncanville, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 1:00-2:00pm at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with a celebration of her life immediately following at 2pm with Bro. Darren Heil officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Betty was born on October 21, 1948 in Dallas, Texas to Clyde W. Lusk and Mavis Hollingsworth Lusk. She graduated from Adamson High School in Oak Cliff in 1967 and was a member of the drill team. She worked as a warehouse supervisor for a number of years and then became a homemaker. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren with cooking homemade breads (cheese bread) and anything to do with crafts. She quilted and sewed and made large Raggedy Ann Dolls for her family. She was an accomplished swimmer and taught all the children and grandchildren how to dive.

She is preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Mavis Lusk; brother-in-laws Terry Houchins and Donnie Young. Betty is survived by her husband Don Russell; children, Kerry Layfield and husband Joel and Brad Russell and wife Belinda; grandchildren, Erin Powell and husband Josh, Jessica Layfield, Rachel El-Etoum and husband Kalub and Jaycee Russell; great grandchildren, Aubrey, Andrew, Alyvia, Raylee and Kash; sisters, Bobbie Houchins and Bryne Young and beloved aunts and cousins.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Donald Jason Russell; d/o Clyde Wesley Lusk & Mavis Marie (Hollingsworth) Lusk

David Scott Madera
Jun. 3, 1959 - Apr. 4, 2020

David was born on June 3, 1959 and passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

David was a resident of Texas.

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Wanda Jean (Sheppard) Hinkle
Aug 14, 1933 - Feb 22, 2019
 
Wanda Jean Sheppard Hinkle was born on August 14, 1933 in Blooming Grove, Texas to Thomas Gilmer Sheppard and Gladys Elizabeth Bell Sheppard. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 22, 2019 in Cypress, Texas. Jean graduated at the age of 16 with the Blooming Grove High School class of 1950. Jean and most of her classmates remained very close throughout the years. They never missed an opportunity to get together and visit. They stayed in contact and supported one another during the good and bad times in life. BGHS was very important to them all.

Jean married Benny Wayne Hinkle on October 20, 1950 and they were able to celebrate 45 years of marriage before Benny passed away on February 5, 1995. During their marriage they took dance lessons and loved to spend time dancing with a large group of friends. Benny and Jean were blessed with two daughters to raise. They were the greatest parents a girl could ask for in life.

Jean worked at Brookshire's Grocery store for some time and then accepted a job at First State Bank of Blooming Grove. The bank changed names to Prosperity Bank and Jean was later moved to the Corsicana branch of the bank, in all she gave them over 40 years of service.

Jean was also a very active member of her community. She helped create the BGHS Ex-Student Association, BG Historical Society and the Ruth Ramsey Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund has grown larger every year and has helped many students have the opportunity to attend college. She served on the BG City Council and was a member of the Lion’s Club. Jean helped in money making projects for many organizations including the BG Volunteer Fire Department and the BG Parent Teacher Association. Jean was a force to be reckoned with when she wanted something to succeed.

After marrying Benny, Jean joined the First United Methodist Church where she became a very active member, serving on the board and working diligently on the annual Lord’s Acre fund raising project. She loved her church and church family very much. She never passed up an opportunity to serve where she was needed.

Jean was a true servant of the Lord, she worked with a passion to serve her family and those who were grieving, in need or celebrating. She was there with gifts in hand, food to eat and her famous baked goods. Jean’s Buttermilk Pound and Italian Cream cakes were the most famous of all. They were given for occasions all over Navarro County. The cakes were donated to many fund raising projects, in which bidding wars commenced. The saying, “she would give you the shirt off her back” was written to describe her.

It would have been a pretty shirt too. Jean was a classy lady who did everything to perfection, which included never leaving the house unless she was dressed with jewelry in place and her hair styled. She loved to use her pretty tablecloths, matching cloth napkins, best dishes, glassware and silverware and put all the food she prepared in her fancy serving dishes at every meal. It was a real treat to sit at her table and eat the delicious food she prepared.

Jean loved her daughters, grandchildren and great children with all her heart. She got such joy from spending time with them and celebrating every day life and big occasions with them. She always said that the titles for the children you love were so appropriate, you get “grand” children and then you are given “great” grandchildren. Jean would do anything to see them all happy and succeed in life. She would encourage them to follow their dreams and never doubt themselves.

Jean is preceded in death by husband Benny, parents Gilmer and Gladys Sheppard, sister Audrey Fay Sheppard Kagler, brother Thomas “Sonny” Sheppard, great grandson Mitchell Beaux Hatley.

Survivors include daughters Cathy Hinkle Ward, Janie Hinkle Hatley and husband Tony, granddaughter Christie Ward Schultz and husband Christopher, grandsons Zane Ward and wife Sandra, Micah Hatley and wife Erin, Jessie Hatley and wife Sarah, great grandchildren Chloe and Cohen Schultz, Charlotte and Georgia Hatley, Ella, Mason, Wyatt and Evelyn Hatley.

In Jean’s final days of life, she enjoyed living at Avanti Senior Living Towne Lake in Cypress, Texas where she had many special caregivers she could not speak more highly of and such wonderful friends. She never stopped missing her beloved Blooming Grove, but she was given amazing care to the end.

Services will be held February 27, 2019 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, Texas. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:30 pm, funeral at 3:00 pm and a graveside service will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, where she will be buried by her loving husband.

Pallbearers will be Micah Hatley, Jessie Hatley, Zane Ward, Christopher Schultz, Lee Grounds and Noah Grounds. Arrangements by Griffin Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation to the Ruth Ramsey Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 54, Blooming Grove, Texas 76626

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Virgie Lee (Cobb) Wright
Feb 14, 1923 - Nov 23, 2020
 
VIRGIE'S OBITUARY
Virgie Lee Wright 97, born February 14, 1923 in Murray County Oklahoma.

On November 23, 2020, a very special person left this world to join the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Any one who knew her can testify, she took the time to visit those in area nursing homes, and to bake her famous pies for anyone and everyone. If you needed help, Virgie was there. Emhouse Baptist Church was her house of worship for many years. She attended church the day before her passing. Even at the age of 97, she still got on her knees to say her prayers every night.

Virgie was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wright and her parents and a brother.

A graveside service will be held at Dresden Cemetery on December 1, 2020 at 2 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Virgie’s memory.

Arrangements especially for the Wright Family by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Cartine (Guest) Massey
May 27, 1869 - May 15, 1956

Massey Services Slated Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Massey, 84, who died Tuesday afternoon at the Twilight Home, will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Ponder, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Massey had resided in Texas 73 years and made her home near Kerens for many years.

Surviving are five sons, W. M. Massey, Kaufman; Walter Massey, Wichita Falls; Aubrey and Alton Massey, both of Corsicana, and Robert Massey, Murchison; two daughters, Mrs. C. O. Barron, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. T. Derden, Dallas; 54 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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William Franklin Etheredge
Sep 11, 1886 - Dec 6, 1956

Frank Etheredge Dies At Kerens

KERENS, Dec. 7.—(Spl.)—Frank Etheredge, 70, farmer, died at his home here Thursday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

He was reared in the Oak Grove community, formerly was employed in the East Texas Oil Fields and later was a civil service employe with the U. S. Navy in California prior to returning to Kerens a few years ago.

Surviving are his wife at Kerens; two sons, J. F. Etheredge, Pasadena, Texas, and A. S. Etheredge, China Lake, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Foster, Dallas; Mrs. Jess Davis, Houston, and Mrs. Frances Fowler, China Lake, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. W. A. Earley, Angus; Mrs. A. P. Fletcher, Corsicana, and a married sister in California; a brother, Abb Etheredge, Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Inmon will direct.

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Minnie Christine “Pansy” (Anderson) Etheredge
Jul 18, 1888 - Aug 28, 1971

Etheredge

Services are set at 5 p.m. today for Mrs. Minnie C. Etheredge in the Pat Foley Funeral Home in Houston.

Services will also be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with the Rev. J. H. Clark officiating. Burial will be in Oakgrove cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Davis, and Mrs. Irene Flowers, both of Houston, two sons, J. F. Etheredge, Pasadena and A. S. Etheredge of China Lake, Calif., eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Etheredge was 83.

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Ora Edna (Morton) Cates
Jun 9, 1893 - Nov 8, 1956

Mrs. Edna Cates Dies Thursday

KERENS, Nov. 9—(Spl.)—Mrs. Edna Cates, 63, died in a Dallas hospital Thursday following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday at 3 p.m., with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the church.

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Cates had resided here 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, R. L. Cates, Kerens; one son, Lawrence Cates, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Lee Gotcher, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mildred McNeal, Tyler; six sisters, Mrs. Nellie Rice, Branch, Ark.; Mrs. Ruby Bynum and Mrs. Esther Poe, both of Stockton, Calif.; Mrs. Sammie Bynum, Fresno, Calif.; Mrs. Marie Terry, Dallas, and Mrs. Dorothy Scarborough, Kerens; three brothers, Don Morton, Kerens; Warren Morton, Palacios, and Knox Morten, Psadena, Texas, and six grandchildren and other relatives.

Inmon will direct.

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Ples James Walker, Sr.
Jan 16, 1885 - Feb 28, 1954

MR. P. J. WALKER, SR., COLORED, 80 YEARS OLD, DIED SUNDAY

Of Powell, Texas, old pioneer of the Elm Flat Community, died Sunday morning, Feb. 28, 1954, at 5:30 a.m., suddenly with a heart attack, and will be buried March 4th, at 1 p.m. The body will lie in state at the Ebenezer Baptist Church from 11 a.m. until funeral time. The rites will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Parthenia Harper Walker; one daughter, Mrs. L. M. Walker, teacher, Elm School; two sons, R. J. Walker, principal Lake View High School, Big Spring, Texas; P. J. Walker, Jr., of Odessa, Texas; two brothers, R. B. Walker, of Fort Worth, Texas; Joe Walker of Mt. Halley, Ark. Five grandchildren, Lt. R. J. Walker, Cheyenne, Wyo., Sgt. Carl Walker, Roswell, N. Mex., Carrol Walker, Monahan, Texas, Mrs. Annie Jean Gunn, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Thelma Blair of Chenneyboro, Texas, and six great grandchildren.

He was a member of Sun Flower Masonic Lodge, No. 520, Powell, Texas.

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Archie Cornelius Murray
Nov 18, 1928 - Jun 13, 2020

 
Mr. A.C. Murray, age 91 of Corsicana went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at his home. He was born in Pursley Community-Navarro County on November 18, 1928 to A.H. "Shorty" and Stella Murray.

He was drafted and inducted into the U.S. Army on December 14, 1950 and sent to Germany in July 1951 as part of the peace keeping operation following World War II during the Korean War Era. He returned from Germany in November of 1952. After being released from active duty in December, he married Mary Lea Abbie on December 26, 1952 and they spent almost 66 years together. A.C. was employed by Texas Power and Light Company/T.U. Electric Company for 45 years mostly while living in Desoto. While there they were members of Hampton Road Baptist Church. After moving to Corsicana he and Lea joined Northside Baptist Church where they became an active part of the church ministry. He and Lea owned and operated a business known as "Trash to Treasure" and spent many weekends selling their creations in Canton on First Monday. A.C. was also an active long time member of the Lions Club in both Desoto and Corsicana.

A.C. was preceded in death by his wife, Lea; his parents; brother, Eugene Murray; sister, Helen Cobb Morgan and son Steven Murray. He is survived by his son, Scott Murray and wife Pam of Allen, Texas and daughter Malea Murray Street of Ft. Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Ashley Murray of Allen, Texas, Jett Street of Austin, Texas, Skyler Street and wife Cassandra of Austin, Texas and two great grandchildren, Genevieve and Delilah of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by his brother, Kenneth Murray and wife Anita of Purdon, Texas. A.C. leaves numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends to cherish their memories of him.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, June 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 1:00pm Friday, June 19, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. A family graveside service will be at New Pursley Cemetery.

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Anna Lois "Ann" (Bain) Whorton
May 25, 1929 - June 13, 2020

It has been a long goodbye but on June 13, 2020 Ann entered into eternal peace and rest. Gone now are the troubles and afflictions of this world, she has been made whole.  She was born May 25, 1929 in Kerens, TX to Johnnie B. (Reese) Bain and A.L. Bain.

Ann and her husband, Unk Whorton both grew up in Kerens and married in 1950, when Ann returned home after graduating from Baylor University.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.L. (Unk) Whorton in 1998. She is also preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter, Kristen Whorton, her brother, R.A. (Bub) Bain, and her niece, Laurie Bain Haynes.

After graduating from Baylor with a degree in music, she was a volunteer musician at First Baptist Church in Kerens for over 60 years.
She earned a Master of Education from Baylor in 1970.

She taught school in Kerens ISD for over 20 years.

And she volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels in Corsicana for 10 years.

The joy of her life was her grandchildren. She attended their basketball and softball games, livestock shows, piano recitals, dance recitals, took them on trips, and hosted many hours of fun. Her great grandchildren were also such a delight to her.

Ann is survived by her daughter, Angela Whorton of Woodway, Texas; son & daughter-in-law, Kip & Janet Whorton of Kerens; grandchildren, Chisum Whorton & wife Mary Ann, Niki Kutac & husband Howard and K.C. Holland & husband Travis; great grandchildren, Presley Kutac, Lyla Holland, Slate Whorton, McKinley Kutac, Cayson Holland, Annslee Whorton and Cole Holland; several nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Kerens First Baptist Church with funeral service to begin at 11 a.m. Bobby Bain will officiate and burial will follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Chisum Whorton, Howard Kutac, Travis Holland, Slate Whorton, Cayson Holland, and Cole Holland. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
Due to the current pandemic, Covid-19 Rules & Social Distancing will be observed. The Whorton family understands and encourages everyone to do what they need to do to take care of themselves. If you are unable to attend, please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. A register book will be available Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home for those who are unable to attend Wednesday's service.

Also, the family would like to thank the administration and staff of Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana and gratitude to Ann's caregivers, the late Dorothy Anderson, Eddie Wilson, Shirley Bryant, Terri Anderson and Toshiba McDonald for their great care. The family also thanks New Century Hospice for their care in her final days.

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Otis Lynn Qualls
B&D Apr 4, 1954

Qualls Infant Services Monday

Funeral services for Otis Lynn Qualls, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Less Qualls, Route 2, Kerens, who died Sunday night in Memorial hospital, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the St. Elmo cemetery near Winkler where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Lt. O. C. Salmon of the Salvation Army.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, Lester Lee, Sammie Joe and Jimmy Don Qualls, and a sister, Christina Qualls, all of Route 2, Kerens, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Mayhall, Dublin.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Penara Vixie (Blake) Mason
Feb 20, 1877 - Sep 30, 1954

Irene Resident Dies Thursday

Mrs. John T. Mason of Irene died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

Surviving are her husband of Irene; three sons, Abe Mason, Hillsboro; Jim Mason, Irene, and N. A. Mason, Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Pratt, Sr., Red Oak, and other relatives.

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Frances (Ledesma) Herrera
Sep 7, 1937 - Oct 12, 2020
 
Frances L. Herrera, 83, beloved mother, grandmother and sister was called to her eternal resting place on October 12, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She entered this world on September 7, 1937 in Corsicana, TX, born to Adan and Maxine (Maldonado) Ledesma. She is survived by her children: Charles Herrera, Delores (Lola) Boatright, Mary Herrera, John Herrera, Lydia Greer, Andrea (Josie) Herrera; 14 grandchildren; host of great-grandchildren; Sister: Evelina Espinosa; nephew: Billy Bland Jr; niece Teresa Knott and a host of extended family and friends. Frances is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and her beloved son Danny Joe Herrera.
Frances was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where she helped serve the sacraments, performed readings at church, and assist with whatever fundraiser that was needed. She worked and retired after 30 years of service as a cafeteria aide where she enjoyed watching and helping numerous children over the years. Frances was dedicated to have her children and grandchildren who attend the school, so they could have a closer walk with God. With Frances' servant heart, she also took care of the priest residence at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Whatever Frances did, it was done out of love. From cooking, reading, raising her children, to talking to a friend. Frances would tell you how it was, but always had your best interest in heart. Frances fulfilled her lifelong dream of having a big family and loved finding a "good deal" by enjoying visiting thrift stores or garage sales.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Family will receive friends at Corley Funeral Home on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Burial will be held on Monday at Calvary Cemetery following the Mass

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Maria Esther (Rangel) Lancon
Sep 15, 1956 - Oct 14, 2020
 
Mrs. Maria E. Lancon, age 64, of Corsicana passed away peacefully at Methodist Hospital in Mansfield, Texas on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Visitation with the family will from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 with the Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Juan Carlos Marin Cortes officiating.
 

Notes:

  • Published on Fri., Oct. 16, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Maria Esther Lancon, age 64, of Corsicana, Texas went home to her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Mansfield, Texas. She fought a long hard battle with complications from Covid-19. She was born on September 15, 1956 in San Antonio, Texas to Carlos Rangel and Adela Solalinde Rangel.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Ramon Guillermo Lancon; d/o Carlos Rangel and Adela Solalinde Rangel

Clara Estelle (Vinson) Lee
Jul 13, 1891 - Sep 7, 1956

Sunday Services For Mrs. S. H. Lee

Funeral rites for Mrs. S. H. Lee, , 65, long-time Streetman resident, who died Friday afternoon at 109 South Twenty-third street, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Streetman.

The services were conducted by Rev. Earl Burks, Arkansas Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. Cecil Thompson, pastor of the church. Burial was in the St. Elmo cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Rev. Leonard G. Lee, Streetman, and Rev. Carl Lee, Berkeley, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Laura Blanchard and Mrs. Evelyn Wilson, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Juanita Lewis, Robstown, and Mrs. Estelle Shelton of Kerens; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Anders, Houston; Mrs. Ida Lewis, Fort Worth; Mrs. Jewell Roney, San Benito, and Mrs. Bonnie Johnson, Winkler; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hallie Rash, Laverne Roney, Travis Anders, Alvin Neal, Willie Platt, Ernest Simpson, George R. Owens, and Roger Lewis.

Griffin directed.

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Kevin Ray Lee
Jul 23, 1962 - Jul 14, 2016

 
Kevin Ray Lee, 53, of Wortham, was called home unexpectedly by The Lord July 14, 2016 at his home in Wortham, Texas. Funeral services for Mr. Lee will be held Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia, Texas. Burial will be in the St. Elmo cemetery in Freestone County where his maternal grandparents are buried as well as a long line of other ancestors. Visitation will be Saturday evening 5 – 7 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Mexia, Texas.

Kevin was born July 23, 1962, at Carswell Air Force Base Hospital, in Ft. Worth, Texas, to Fred and Mary Alice Lee. He grew up in Mesquite, Texas and completed his education there. He lived in the Dallas area for many years but for several years had resided in the Streetman, Mexia and Wortham area. He leaves behind many friends and loved ones who will remember him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Lee; paternal grandparents, Wretha Bounds and Luster Lee of Wortham, Texas and maternal grandparents, Leonard and Inez Lee of Streetman, Texas. He is survived by his mother, Mary Alice Lee of Wortham, Texas; sisters, Karen Hogan of Ft. Worth, Texas and Kimberly Hook of Wortham, Texas; nephews, Kameron Hogan, Kaleb Hook and Konnor Hook; nieces, Kamille Diane Hook and Alexandra Valenzuela; aunt, Glinda Hold of Wortham, Texas and uncle, Don Lee of Teague, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Kameron Hogan, Kyle Hold, Kaleb Hook, David Hale, Kevin Bailey, Justin Hale, Bill Harrison and Charles Sikes.
 

Notes:

  • Corley-Porter Funeral Home - Mexia, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Fred Lee & Mary Alice Lee

Jessie Mae (Turner) Utley
Aug 10, 1919 - Apr 16, 1956

Kerens Negress Fatally Injured

One negro woman of Kerens was killed and another seriously injured Monday in an automobile accident near Trinidad, Henderson County, on State Highway 31.

Jessie Mae Utley was fatally injured.

Laura Meadows was seriously hurt and is in Memorial Hospital here. Her condition was described Tuesday morning as “fair.” A five-year-old child riding with them escaped injury.

Occupants of the other car involved in the mishap escaped unhurt. They were Dr. and Mrs. Frank D. Foulk of Des Moines, Iowa.

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Mary Elizabeth (Lyman) Brown-Roney
Aug 20, 1876 - Dec 2, 1956

Mrs. Mary Roney Expires Sunday

Mrs. Mary Roney, aged 80 years, Richland, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the New Hope Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. C. Corley, pastor. Burial will be in the St. Elmo cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, J. M. Brown, Winkler; J. C. Brown, Houston, and H. C. Brown, Eunice, N. M.; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Walker, Richland, and Mrs. Pansy Barker, Winkler; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Rosa Brown, Bennington, Okla. and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Richard Hayes, Carl Wetzel, Billy Joe McCann, Dennis Hays, Don Creceilius, James Harroll, Paul O’Neal and Andy Walker.

Corley will direct.

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Elnor Mae (Womack) French
Aug 18, 1889 - Dec 20, 1956

Mrs. W. B. French Dies At Teague

MEXIA, Dec. 21—(Spl)—Mrs. W. B. French, 67, native of Navarro county, died Thursday night at her home, 716 Maple St., Teague.

Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the St. Elmo Baptist Church near Winkler, with burial in the St. Elmo cemetery.

Mrs. French is survived by her husband; six daughters, Mrs. L. B. Knight, and Mrs. R. C. Lilley, both of Dallas; Mrs. Joe Burleson, Blooming Grove, Mrs. J. T. Montgomery, Pasadena, Texas; Mrs. Earl Utzman, Houston and Mrs. John Evans, Germany; two sons, J. C. French and Bennie French, both of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Marberry, Mexia, and Mrs. Tom Weldon, Cleburne; ten grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home, Mexia, will direct.

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William Bennett “Ben” French
Sep 29, 1883 - Aug 12, 1962

Tuesday Rites For Ben French

Final rites for W. B. (Ben) French, 78, retired Winkler farmer, who died at his home Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the New Hope Baptist church at Winkler.

The services were conducted by Rev. Lee E. Brown and Rev. L. G. Lee. Burial was in the St. Elmo cemetery.

Native of Cotton Gin, he had spent most of his life at Winkler.

Surviving are two sons, J. C. and Benny French, both of Winkler; six daughters, Mrs. Anna Knight, and Mrs. Opal Lilley, both of Dallas; Mrs. Mary Montgomery, LaPorte; Mrs. Julie Burleson, Corsicana; Mrs. Eleanor Evans and Mrs. Joleta Utsman, both of California; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Curtis Hagler, C. E. Platt, M. D. Anderson, R. P. Pillans, Clyde Walker and Jesse Bonner.

Corley directed.

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Bennett Carlton French
Oct 19, 1920 - Jul 29, 1946

The body of Sgt. Bennett Carlton French, who died on Guam July 29, 1946, of injuries received in a jeep accident four days earlier, arrived in Athens Tuesday night from Oakland, California, by train, accompanied by Sgt. E.L. Mathisto, for burial.
Sgt. French, born in Athens on October 19, 1920, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. French of LaRue, route 1. They have been residing in Henderson and Van Zandt Counties for the past five years, coming here from Conroe just after Sgt. French entered the service on July 14, 1942.
Sgt. French saw three and one-half years of service, was discharged and re-enlisted on January 29, 1946, for overseas service.
Surviving are his parents; two brothers, J.C. French and Benny French, both of LaRue; and six sisters, Mrs. L.C. Knight of Dallas, Mrs. Joe Burleson of Streetman, Miss Mary Lee French of Houston, Mrs. Richard Lilly of New York, Miss Ella Fay French of Dallas and Miss Jo Nell French of Austin.
Contributor: Wayne Smith (47181024) Published in the Athens, Texas Review March 27, 1947

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J. C. (initials only) French
Apr 7, 1923 - May 12, 1976

J. C. French

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the St. Elmo Baptist Church in Winkler for J. C. French, 53, resident of Streetman, who died Wednesday in Dallas. Burial will be at St. Elmo cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro County, a retired farmer, member of the Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War II. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include a brother, Bennie French of Streetman; five sisters, Mrs. Anna Knight of Streetman, Mrs. Julia Burleson and Mrs. Mary Montgomery both of Corsicana, Mrs. Joleta Utzman of Bakersfield, Calif. and Mrs. Opal Lilley of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Margaret “Maggie” (Dobbins) McCary-Green
May 5, 1877 - Sep 16, 1956

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Green

Graveside rites for Mrs. Maggie Green, former Rice resident, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Rice cemetery.

Mrs. Green died at her home in Fort Worth Sunday.

Surviving are four sons, Malcolm McCary, Alabama; Floyd McCary, Illinois; Robert McCary, Fort Worth, and Clarence Green, Ennis; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Wood, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Bone Dobbins, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep. 18, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Thomas “Tom” McCary 2nd husband Rush C. Green married Dec 8, 1941; d/o William Chambers Dobbins & Ann Catherine (Wasson) Dobbins

Ellene (Goswick) French
Dec 29, 1939 - Aug 14, 2020

 
Ellene Goswick French, 80, passed quietly in her sleep August 14, 2020 at Medical City Hospital in Plano, Texas in the presence of her daughter Alice. She was born December 29, 1939 at the family home in Barry Texas to Ewell Goswick and Mae Parks Goswick. She was preceded in death by her parents Ewell and Mae Goswick, her sisters Nila Jean Goswick Sinclair and Eula Mae Goswick Haynie, her husband Willie Neilan French, son Willie Neilan French Jr. and son-in-law Bert Page Hollis. She is survived by her sister Joyce Wynelle Goswick Garrison-Kaufman Texas, her children, Pepper "Maryjo French" Clark-Oklahoma City Oklahoma and former son-in-law Barry Scott Clark, Alice Elaine French Jones and son-in-law Edward William Jones-Wylie, Texas, Sarah Joann French Hollis Jones and son-in-law Michael David Jones-Haughton, Louisiana, and son Ezra Amon Eli French-Navarro Mills, Texas; her grandchildren Garret Scott Clark and Seth Smiley-both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Michael Dain Jones-Plano Texas, Maulsby "Molly" Dawn Jones-Wylie Texas, Ashley Breanne Hollis-Lubbock Texas, Cooper Daniel Hollis-Natchitoches, LA, Payton O'Neal French and Austin DeLane French; great-grandchildren Saber Clark and Rebel Smiley, along with a great many nieces and nephews.

Being brought up in the Church, Ellene at first attended 5th Ave Church of Christ, 2nd Ave Church of Christ, and finally was a longtime resident member of Westhill Church of Christ. She graduated from Corsicana High School, which is now known as Drane Middle School, in 1958. Her parents had instilled an excellent work ethic; Ellene graduated high school on Friday and began work at 1st National Bank on Monday morning. Later she worked with her husband Neilan French in his real estate appraisal office before Neilan passed.

You cannot speak about Ellene without speaking about Neilan. The two met through a common friend Zoe Ann and a short few months later Neilan proposed to Ellene on the Ferris Wheel at The Texas State Fair on October 17, 1959, they were later married the same year on December 26th at 5th Ave Church of Christ.

Ellene spent many years working in the Corsicana community giving back any way she could and never hesitated to try and instill that same desire in her children. She worked with Meals on Wheels delivering plates in the community to those in need, but she always made sure to stay and visit and show those residents kindness and they had value. She was an active member of the local American Business Women's Association (ABWA) earning the title of ABWA- "Women of the Year" for her hard work and dedication in 1976. Ellene was dedicated to her family which she did not come by easily. She and Neilan adopted 4 children throughout their marriage and were open to adopting more prior to Neilan's passing. Being dedicated to her family Ellene worked beside Neilan building his Real Estate company and gained her own real estate license during that time. Somehow while being a mother, attending PTA meetings, and working beside Neilan she also managed to attend night classes at Navarro College and graduate with Honors earning an Associates in Science degree in 1980. After Neilan passed Ellene returned to her bank career working for Prosperity Bank until she retired in 2012.
Ellene was a giver and felt it her Christian duty to aid others when she could. She had a compassionate heart, faithful dedication, and love for her mother, sisters, nieces, nephews' husband, and children. She also had a stubborn streak, was very private, and never wanted to be fussed over. She felt it was her duty to bring others to Christ and never passed up a chance to share her love of God.

Ellene will be terribly missed and we are thankful for her time with us; we are equally thankful her health struggles are over and she has been gathered home to heaven.

Due to Covid-19 constraints, a socially distanced visitation and service will be conducted Friday, August 21, 2020, at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home. Visitation from 12-1 p.m., funeral service at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Navarro Mills Cemetery Fund at Dawson Bank.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Kenneth Ray
Aug. 7, 1937 - Sept. 24, 2020
 
William Kenneth Ray, 83, of Emhouse, Texas passed from this life Thursday evening, September 24, 2020 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born on August 7, 1937 in Navarro County to W.C. Ray and Eddie Jewell Brown Ray. Kenneth served in the United States Army and retired from Chattanooga Glass and Swift Trucking. He and Patsy married on August 23, 1997 and just celebrated 23 wonderful years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister June Younger, brother-in-law Robert Watkins and his first wife Shirley Ann Ray. Survivors include his wife Patsy Ray; sister Lavonne Watkins; nephews Kevin Watkins and wife Elizabeth, Mike Watkins and wife Lori, Lewis Watkins and wife Margie and Chad Younger; son Charles Ray and wife Lisa and family from Mabank.

Visitation will be Wednesday morning at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Bro. Otis Conner officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons form Emhouse Baptist Church. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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William Ellis Thompson
Aug 14, 1902 - Jul 15, 1957

W. E. Thompson Rites Wednesday

GRAND PRAIRIE, July 16—(Spl)—William Ellis Thompson, aged 55 years, 2725 Fairfax, building contractor, died Monday.

Funeral services will be held from the Moore Funeral Chapel here Wednesday at 10 a.m. and graveside services will be held at the Dresden, Navarro county, cemetery, Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Thompson resided in Corsicana prior to moving to Grand Prairie eight years ago. He was a member of the Oak Cliff Bible Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maurine Ramsey and Mrs. Ruby Lee Atkins, both of Grand Prairie; 10 grandchildren, two brothers, Roger Thompson, Dallas, and James A. Thompson, Hot Springs, Ark.; a sister, Mrs. Edna Releford, Fort Worth and other relatives.

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Bobby Lee Jacobs
Aug 26, 1932 - Dec 4, 2020
 
Bobby Lee Jacobs, 88, longtime respected and admired, father, teacher, coach, mayor, and businessman of Coolidge, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on December 4, 2020. Burial will be at Coolidge Cemetery.

Bobby was born on August 26, 1932, in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Arvel Lee Jacobs Sr. and Myrtle Elizabeth Jergin Jacobs. In 1951, he graduated from Rice High School where he excelled as a pitcher in baseball. His love and ability for playing baseball earned him a scholarship to Navarro College.

Bobby continued playing baseball for the U.S. Army, as he served from March 1953 until March 1955 and received an offer from the Red Socks to try out as a pitcher. However, his pitching career ended due to an accident on Good Friday in 1956. After recovering from the accident, he entered Sam Houston State University and received a Master’s Degree in Education and Science.

Bobby taught school in Whitney, Aquilla, Iredell, Maybank, Oakwood, and Coolidge. He also served as an Elementary Principal in Maybank and High School Principal in Coolidge. He served as an Educator for a total of 33 years.

Bobby did not know the meaning of retirement, he continued to be involved in education and serving the community. He was a hard worker and willing to do whatever it took to work in the best interest of Coolidge and those who lived there. His love and concern for children ranged from education to coaching Little League baseball and beyond. He served as Mayor of Coolidge for 20 plus years. Bobby was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church.

Although Bobby was involved in numerous outside activities, his family was always his priority. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. His children knew he was a busy man but never too busy for them and always had their best interest at heart. He was also blessed with the wonderful support of his wife, Patsy, for almost 68 years.

He was preceded in death by his son, Reagan Dean Jacobs; sisters, Marie Chapman and Melba Helms; and brothers: Jerry Jacobs, A. L. J "Jake: Jacobs and Fred Jacobs.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Jacobs; children: Annette Davis, Debbie Nash, and Randall Jacobs, all of Coolidge; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • his son, Regan Dean Jacobs is also buried in the Coolidge Cemetery, Coolidge, Limestone Co., TX

Donald Dorman Almond
Nov 6, 1937 - Oct 10, 2020

DONALD'S OBITUARY

Donald Dorman Almond, 82, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020. Graveside services with military honors will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 at Dawson Cemetery in Navarro County with Rev. Wilson Marsh officiating.

Donald was born November 6, 1937 in Dawson to Alton Lee Almond and Zuma (Elmore) Almond. He was a graduate of Blooming Grove High School and had lived and worked in Garland for many years as an electronics technician for Weathermatic, a world leader in smart water management systems. Donald was also a veteran as he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his brother, Lonnie Almond and wife, Anne of Irving; one niece, Pamela Almond of Dallas and three nephews, Mark Almond of Eagle Grove, Iowa, Erik Almond of Edmond, Oklahoma and Gregory Almond of Frisco and several other extended family members.

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Daniel Allen Burnham
Jun 27, 1927 - Aug 7, 2016

Daniel Allen Burnham, 89, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: Prior to service. Daniel was born June 27, 1927, in Corsicana to Gilbert and Lucille Burnham.
 

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Daniel Allen Burnham died August 7, 2016. He was born June 26, 1927 in Corsicana, Texas to Gilbert and Lucille Burnham. Mr. Burnham graduated from Dawson Texas High School and joined the Navy in 1945. He continued his career in the military with the Coast Guard and the Marine Corps. He graduated from OCS as an officer where he fought in Korea. Last he was a missile mechanic NCO with the Air Force when retired. He finished his career with the U.S. Post Office and retired.
Mr. Burnham was a Texas Mason, member of Saginaw Methodist Church, and lived in Saginaw, Texas until medical problems forced him to move to Florida.
Mr. Burnham was married twice. His first wife, Hellen Guidry, and he had two sons, Ricky Burnham, now deceased, and Rocky A. Burnham of Indiana. He then married Billie Jack McGuire. Both wives are now deceased. He is survived by one brother, Aubrey L. Burnham of Florida.
Funeral services will be at Mt. Olivet in Fort Worth, Texas.
Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com
All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972


Bert Marion Whitehead
Feb 16, 1885 - Oct 3, 1956

Bert Whitehead Services Friday

Funeral services for Bert M. Whitehead, 71, retired Cotton Belt railroad section foreman, who died in a Texarkana hospital Wednesday, were held from the family home in Chandler Friday at 10 a.m. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Whitehead had been ill three months.

Surviving are his wife of Chandler, a son, A. N. Whitehead, Lindale; two sisters, Mrs. S. E. Chunn, Tulsa, Okla.; and Mrs. Tommy Carlisle, La Junta, Colo., and two brothers, Fred Whitehead, Richland and George Whitehead, Ranger.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 5, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth Malalee (Akers) Whitehead; s/o William Whitehead & Ellnor Elizabeth “Bettie” (Meazell) Whitehead

Fred (NMN) Whitehead
May 22, 1895 - Sep 5, 1965

Hold Services Fred Whitehead

Funeral services for Fred Whitehead, 70, retired butcher, Richland, who died at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home Wednesday night, will be held Friday at 4:30 p.m. from the Richland Methodist church of which he was a member.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas L. Jones, Malakoff Methodist minister. Burial was in the Richland cemetery with the Masons in charge.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; a son, Vernon B. Whitehead, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. R. T. Tanner, Malakoff; a grandson, Vernon Pat Whitehead, Dallas; a brother, G. E. Whitehead, Ranger; two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Chunn, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Tommy Carlisle, LaJunta, Colo., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Rube Griffin, Carl Frost, R. R. F.eming, J. W. Cunningham, R. A. Livingston, G. H. Campbell, B. K. Abbe and D. J. Melley, Jr.

Griffin directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 17, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ida Caroline (Laney) Whitehead; s/o William Whitehead & Ellanor Elizabeth “Bettie” (Meazell) Whitehead

William Thomas “Little Bill” Steele
Sep 21, 1903 - Oct 6, 1956

Bill Steele Dies Of Heart Attack

W. T. (Bill) Steele, 53, shiprigger for a Houston firm, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon after suffering a heart attack at his home in Winkler. Relatives brought the stricken man to the hospital, it was stated.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Midway Church with burial in the Midway cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Ryburn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Thomas Ray, Abie, Donald and Larry Steele, all of Winkler; two daughters, Panamer Steele, Winkler, and Mrs. Mary Devillier, Winnie, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Grantham, Mildred, and Mrs. Frank Massey, Winkler; two brothers, Abe Steele, Anahuac, and Garner Steele, Pasadena, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Steele, Murl Anderson, Emmett Ferguson, Ernest Ferguson, Rex Folmar and Frank Rouse.

Corley directed.

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Kate (Sloan) Graham
Dec 9, 1868 - Aug 20, 1956

Mrs. Kate Graham Expires Monday

Mrs. Kate S. Graham, 87, long-time Corsicana resident, died at her home, 1706 West Third avenue Monday morning.

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Graham was the widow of the late A. B. Graham, a former Navarro County judge, to whom she was married in Corsicana in 1905. She was the daughter of the late Dr. John T. Sloan of Arkansas.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Liberty Hill cemetery northwest of Dawson. The rites will be conducted by John McCord, director of religious education, Westminister Presbyterian church.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, J. R. Graham, Dawson, and a cousin, Will H. Kirk, San Angelo.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Hull, Ted Hull, Conrad Newton, Jr.; A. B. Graham, Hugh Lewis Graham, and Hugh Clemons. Friends of the family will be pallbearers.

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Rachel Nadine (McGraw) Haden
Oct 20, 1938 - Dec 10, 2020
 
Obituary for Rachel Haden
On the early morning of Thursday, December 10, 2020, Rachel McGraw Haden, loving wife and mother of two children passed away at the age of 82.
Rachel was born on October 20, 1938 in Blooming Grove, TX to Joe and Velma Ann (Hiler) McGraw. She graduated from
Blooming Grove High School in 1957, and she worked as a homemaker and at Navarro College until she retired. On July 17, 1959, she married William Joseph “Joe” Haden. They raised two children, daughter, Lori, and son, Larry.
Rachel had a passion for the simple things in life. She loved family, antiques, old country music, crossword puzzles, word searches and sports. Her love of sports led her to follow her grandchildren from the locales of central Texas to far pieces such as Gillette, Wyoming to support them in all their athletic endeavors. She also enjoyed cooking, as well as, preparing and storing the produce from the home garden she and Joe always had, while belting out lyrics from popular songs of the past in the most beautiful voice you’ve ever heard. Her cooking was always a hit at family functions, as there was never a crumb left, especially from her potato casserole. She was also known for her quick wit and comical adages.
Rachel was preceded in death by her father, Joe, her mother, Velma and her brother, Wyndle. She is survived by her husband, Joe, her two children, Lori and husband, Paul, Larry and wife, MaryAnn, her brothers, Buddy and John, her five grandchildren, Travis, Amy, Zane, Katie and Emma, and three great-grandchildren, Kameron, Katelyn and Wyatt.
Pallbearers will be Travis LaCour, Wyatt LaCour, Zane Haden, Scott McGraw, Matthew Eaglin and Heath Hill.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, 1530 N 45th St., Corsicana, TX. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 1:30p.m. at Dresden United Methodist Church, 13672 FM 744 Barry, TX.

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Maria (Serraro) Ybarra
Dec 14, 1931 - Dec 8, 2020
 
MARIA'S OBITUARY
VIEW LIVE ROSARY
Maria S. Ybarra, 88 of Corsicana, formerly of Frost, passed away on December 8, 2020.
Maria was born on December 14, 1931 in Beeville, Tx to Victoria Perez and Jose Serrano. The only daughter, with 4 brothers. In her early days during grade school, she was known to be the baseball pitcher during recess.
She married and had 14 children, 11 boys and 3 girls. A strong woman, who loved and cared for her family, known to love attending the PTA meetings for her children. She especially loved her church family in Italy.
A loving mother, grandmother, seamstress, and an amazing cook, she leaves behind many to cherish her memory.
Preceded in death by her husband, and 5 children, she is survived by her children, and 20 grandsons, 21 granddaughters, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home, with a reading of the Holy Rosary being held at 7 p.m.
A service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10 o’clock in the morning in the chapel of Corley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Arrangements especially for the Ybarra Family by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • w/o Apolonio Ybarra b. Feb 9, 1924 - d. Nov 1981 in Navarro Co., TX
  • d/o Jose Serraro & Victoria (Perez) Serrano
  • Submitted by Polly Winn

Robbie Lewis "Bob" Revels
Dec 27, 1929 - Sep 26, 2020
 
Robbie "Bob" Lewis Revels, 90, of Frost passed away Saturday morning, September 26, 2020, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Bob was born on December 27, 1929, in Sevier County, Arkansas, to John Edgar and Madge (Christian) Revels. Bob spent his early years growing up in Sevier County. He would tell of having to walk several miles to a country school and of spending quite a bit of time being reprimanded by spending time in a hole in the wall of the old school room for some antic or other. School was of no interest to him. He never finished high school, but never the less was very intelligent and knowledgeable.

He joined the United States Army at the age of 16 in 1946, which was the Army of Occupation after World War II. Of course his parents had to sign for him and his dad wiped his brow and gave a big sigh of relief-Bob would laugh and tell of this. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1948, he came back home and enjoyed himself-becoming quite a good pool player. Bob went on to attend electrical trade school in Texarkana, TX. After that, Bob tells of hitch-hiking to Dallas with nothing but a brown paper bag for his clothes. He stayed with relatives for a while and started working for LeDoux Plumbing Company, working in the shop area at first. He was happy with that for the time being-working by day and having fun.

There was a time and place for everything. Bob's whole attitude changed after he met and married Mary Alice Williams in 1952. He had ambition and became a really good plumber. In 1958, he became a master plumber and owned his own business. He built a successful business (Revels Plumbing Co.) with lots of hard work and a good personality. Bob had as many as 100 plus residences going at a time all over Dallas County. He also attributed his success to the many good employees he had (son and daughters included) and to a fellow worker, Albert Angel, when he was first learning the trade who taught him the right way to do the work and it stuck with him throughout his lifetime.

Years went by and in 1981 a stress test showed problems with his arteries. Bob underwent by-pass surgery (three blocked arteries and cleaned another). But nothing ever got him down for long. He went on that very year to develop a mobile home park on the acreage where he lived in DeSoto. It took several years to complete and again was a success.

As a lot of men do, Bob returned to a farm and ranching. Now that was his life at age 90. Working maybe harder at ranching than he ever did before and loving it. His many grandchildren know him as "PA PA and His Tractor." He was not eloquent, but fun-loving and most of all LOVED.

Bob was a member of Lockesburg Baptist Church in Lockesburg, AR and the Elks Lodge in DeSoto, TX. He also served as a volunteer fireman with the Hutchins Fire Department.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers; three sisters; and a grandson, Tristan John Revels.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Alice Revels of Frost; children, Marsha Clayton of Cleburne, Sherrie Curl and husband, Scotty, of Frost, Kelly Buchanan and husband, Thomas, of Arlington, and Robbie L. Revels, Jr. and fiance, Tammy Griggs of Frost; brother, Lonnie Revels and wife, Charlene, of Hico; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors.

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Josefina Campos
abt 1929 - Sep 12, 2020
 
Josefina Campos, 91 of Corsicana, passed away September 12, 2020 in Italy, Texas.

Rosary will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 15th.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16th at Epiphany Catholic Church in Italy with Father Augustine officiating.

Burial will be at Frost Cemetery

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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