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Lillie Marie (Sanford) Walker
Feb 7, 1932 - Sep 2029
 
Lillie Marie Sanford Walker was born February 7, 1932 to the parentage of Robert and Ola Mae Sanford in Emhouse, Texas.

Visitation: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2019 at Martin Thompson & Son Funeral Home 6009 Wedgwood Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76133 and 7 - 8 p.m. Friday at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 1901 Amanda Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76105.

Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church.

Interment: 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211.

Marie loved to cook, read, sew, and study the Bible. She was very creative and fun to talk to.

It was on Sunday, September 22, 2019, that Marie exchanged life for eternity. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Nathan Walker; her son, Michael Walker, Sr.; her mother; her father; and two sisters.

Those who are left to cherish her memory are sons, Charles, Jonathan (Beverly), Clarence (Joan); daughters, Sue (Robert), and Gwen; eleven grandchildren, Kory, LaByron, Michael, Jr., Torrance, Brandi, Jason, Chad, Cara, and Ethan Walker, Jonae Walker-Ferrell, and Shanetta Davis; sixteen great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Sanford (Lovie); sisters, Alice Donnell, Betty Parker (Tommie), Joan Washington, and Judy James; daughter-in-law, Sarah Walker; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Sarah Clementine “Sallie” (Tinkle) DeLafosse
Jul 24, 1864 - Jan 25, 1954

Mrs. Delafosse Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. C. H. DeLafosse, 89, who died at her home, 1921 West Fourth avenue, Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. M. H. Arnold, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Panola county, Texas, Mrs. DeLafosse had resided in Navarro county for 72 years. Prior to moving to Corsicana, she made her home in Emhouse. Mrs. DeLafosse had been a member of the First Baptist church here 53 years.

She was the widow of the late C. H. DeLafosse, pioneer church and financial leader in Emhouse and Corsicana.

Surviving are five sons, E. D. DeLafosse, Abilene; C. J. DeLafosse, Corsicana; George T. DeLafosse, Albany; Floyd B. DeLafosse, Houston, and Roy E. DeLafosse, Grapeland; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Odell, Shawnee, Okla., and Miss Clemmie DeLafosse, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, a brother, Tommie Tinkle, Emhouse, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Albritton, Dock Boldin, Wayne Maggard, Randolph Jackson, Tyson McIver and Albert Tinkle.

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Sallie Clementine “Clemmie” DeLafosse
Jan 31, 1903 - Mar 14, 1964

Miss DeLafosse Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Miss Clemmie DeLafosse, 61, employe of the Wolf Brand Products Company, 1921 West Fourth avenue, were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. She died Saturday in the Navarro clinic.

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

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John Odell, Shawnee, Okla.; three brothers, George DeLafosse, Albany; Floyd DeLafosse, Houston, and Roy E. DeLafosse, Grapeland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Herbert H. Johnson, Joe Bell, James R. Ruth, Joe Estes, Joe Guthrie, Robert Horn and Gene Brown.

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Corrie Bell (Caldwell) DeLafosse
Nov 16, 1887 - Feb 10, 1977

Mrs. DeLafosse

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Corie Bell DeLafosse, 89, native of Corsicana, who died in the High Plains Nursing Home in Hale Center.

The Rev. Ken Goode will officiate with burial to follow at the Oakwood cemetery. The Eastern Star will sponsor the graveside services.

Mrs. DeLafosse had been a member of the Eastern Star for 52 years and had worked for the J. M. Dyer Co. for 25 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Louis Rackley of Hale Center, Mrs. Weldon Reed of Plainview and Mrs. Russel Walker of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Leslie Entrekin of Gautire, Miss.; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The pallbearers will be Paul Childress, Don Reed, David Reed, Charles Rackley, Mike Rackley and Ronnie Baker.

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Charles Jacob “Charlie” DeLafosse Sr.
May 22, 1888 - Jan 4, 1964

Hold Services C. J. DeLafosse

Funeral services for Charlie J. DeLafosse, 75, of 720 1-2 West Tenth avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday, were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

He was a native of Emhouse.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. J. B. Childress, Corsicana; Mrs. Weldon Reed, and Mrs. Louis Rackley, both of Plainview; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Miss Clemmie DeLafosse, Corsicana, and Mrs. John Odell, Shawnee, Okla.; three brothers, George DeLafosse, Albany; Floyd DeLafosse, Houston and Roy DeLafosse, Palestine; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan. 6, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Corrie Bell (Caldwell) DeLafosse; s/o Charles Henry DeLafosse & Sarah Clementine “Sallie” (Tinkle) DeLafosse

Leonard Boyd Ricketts
Aug 6, 1888 - Mar 2, 1954

Leonard Ricketts Services Friday

Leonard B. Ricketts, 65, oil field worker, died Tuesday at Rusk.

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

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

Surviving are a brothers, B. F. Ricketts, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. R. L. Borden, Corsicana and Mrs. J. D. Montgomery, Tyler and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were W. N. McNeill, T. P. Penny, Ollie Watkins, Ernest Cook, Willie Cook and Thomas Pritchard.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 5, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cora Lee (Colwell) Ricketts married Mar 4, 1916; s/o William Marion Ricketts and Louise Frances (Feemster) Ricketts buried at Raleigh cemetery, Raleigh, Tx.

Bedford Forrest “Red” Ricketts
Aug 4, 1886 - Jul 22, 1960

B. F. Ricketts Dies At Temple

B. F. Ricketts, 73, died Friday in the VA hospital at Temple after an illness which extended over a five-year period.

Funeral services are to be held Saturday (today) at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, conducting the rites. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A former oilfield worker, Mr. Ricketts was born Aug. 4, 1888, in Alabama.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. R. L. Borden, Corsicana and Mrs. J. D. Montgomery, Tyler; two nephews, W. N. McNeill, Corsicana, and Bill Montgomery, Tyler; and five nieces, Mrs. V. T. Grimes, New Orleans, La., Mrs. C. C. Roughton, Mrs. C. C. Muggrage and Miss Lavert McNeill, all of Houston, and Mrs. Nell Everett, Tyler.

Masons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul 23, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • World War I Veteran
  • Never married; s/o William Marion Ricketts and Louise Frances (Feemster) Ricketts buried at Raleigh cemetery, Raleigh, Tx.

Carroll Adair Dickson
Feb 25, 1891 - Apr 8, 1954

C. A. Dickson Dies Thursday Morning

Carroll Adair Dickson, 63, former postal carrier, Little Rock, Ark., died at the family home, 404 South Fourteenth street, Thursday morning following an extended illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church and Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Adair Dickson, Corsicana; three brothers, M. C. and C. C. Dickson, both of Corsicana, and S. D. Dickson, Burleson; two sisters, Drs. Beulah and Lucille Dickson, both of Corsicana; two nephews, Ralph Dickson, Dallas and Rev. Kenneth Dickson, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Wooley, Sam E. Garrett, J. C. Payne, W. H. (Bill) Cruse, R. H. Stanley, Walter Castle, J. R. (Bob) Warrington and Clyde Gray.

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Beaulah Elinor Dickson, Ph. C., Dr.
Jan 11, 1893 - May 9, 1963

Dr. Dickson Dies Thursday, Rites Friday

Dr. Beulah Dickson, 70, practicing chiropractor here since 1930, died at her home, 404 South Fourteenth street Thursday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. P. Allen, pastor of the West Second Avenue Baptist church, of which she was a member, and Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Native of Monticello, Ark., she had resided in Corsicana 43 years. She was a graduate of the San Antonio Chiropractic College in 1924.

Dr. Dickson was active in WOW Circle, Rebekahs and Women’s Christian Temperance Union in Addition to her church work.

Surviving are a sister, Dr. Lucille Dickson, Corsicana; three brothers, Moulton C. and C. G. Dickson, both of Corsicana, and S. B. Dickson, Burleson; two nephews, Rev. Kenneth and Ralph Dickson, both of Dallas and other relatives.

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Sarah Elizabeth (Adair) Dickson
Oct 20, 1867 - Oct 03, 1961

Mrs. Dickson Dies Tuesday, Rites Wednesday

Mrs. S. Adair Dickson, 94, died Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a long-time member, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the church, and Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Born in Tyler, October 20, 1866, Mrs. Dickson was reared at Harrison, Ark., and resided in Monticello, Ark. 17 years before moving to Corsicana 42 years ago.

Mrs. Dickson was a life member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two daughters, Drs. Beulah and Lucille Dickson, both of Corsicana; three sons, Moulton C. and Conner G. Dickson, both of Corsicana, and S. D. Dickson, Burleson; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Hold Services Mrs. Dickson

Funeral services for Mrs. S. Adair Dickson, 94, who died Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church of which she was a member.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor, and Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Tyler, she was reared at Harrison, Ark., and resided at Monticello, Ark. for 17 years prior to moving to Corsicana 42 years ago.

Mrs. Dickson was a life member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two daughters, Drs. Beulah and Lucille Dickson, both of Corsicana; three sons, Moulton C. and Connor G. Dickson, both Corsicana, and S. D. Dickson, Burleson; two grandsons, Ralph and Kenneth Dickson both of Dallas, and four great-granddaughters, Diane, Patricia, Peggy Ann, and Dorothy Jane Dickson, all of Dallas.

Pallbearers were George Robinson, George Chappell, L. C. Clark, Millard Farmer, Thelbert Percival and John Haney.

Corley directed.

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Willie Bob (Robinson) Dickson
Nov 22, 1895 - Jun 1, 1973

Mrs. Dickson

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home chapel for Mrs. Molton C. Dickson, 78, of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Dallas.

Dr. Leighton Farrell will officiate, and burial will be at
Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Arkansas and a member of First United Methodist Church. She married the late M. C. Dixon in Risen, Arkansas, July 3, 1919 and moved to Corsicana the same month.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph B. Dickson of Waco and Kenneth M. Dixon of Dallas; a brother, Vernon L. Robinson of Minden, La.; a grandson, four granddaughters, and one great granddaughter.

Pallbearers include Charles Martin, Marshall Weems, Henry Redden, Dr. Joe Highnote, Afton Pike and Dan Story.

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Mrs. Dickson

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Molton C. Dickson, 78, long-time resident who died Saturday in Dallas. Dr. Leighton Farrell of Dallas officiated. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Monticello, Ark., she moved to Corsicana in July, 1919, upon her marriage to the late M. C. Dickson in Rison, Ark., and was a member of First United Methodist Church here.

Surviving are two sons, five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a brother.

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Arthur Howard McNeel
Mar 13, 1911 - Apr 28, 1962

Arthur McNeel Dies Saturday

Arthur McNeel, Corsicana resident, died Saturday at Memorial hospital following a brief illness. He was 51.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from Northside Baptist Church.

Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor, officiates.

McNeel was an employe of Liquigas Company of Corsicana.

Surviving, other than his widow of Corsicana, are four daughters, Mrs. Kay Andrews, Athens; Mrs. Linda Caton, Corsicana; Mrs. Eva Bobalic, Ennis, and Miss Carole McNeel, Dallas; seven grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie McNeel, Emhouse; two brothers, Paul E. McNeel, Haltom City, and Walton McNeel, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Ettie Mae Crawford and Mrs. Julia Watson, both of Mertens; Mrs. Tommy Fay Fields, Dallas, and Mrs. Sue McCannon, Mesquite, and a number of other relativeds.

Griffin directs.

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Jasper Malachi Burke
Nov 3, 1911 - May 19, 1954

Jasper M. Burke Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Jasper M. Burke, 41, who died Wednesday morning, will be held from the Fellowship Baptist church Friday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, and Rev. Gene Dean, pastor.

A former resident of Corsicana, he had been an employe of the Magnolia Petroleum Company for several years. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Harris of Corsicana and three children, Martha Ann, Kenneth and Archie Burke, all of Sundown, Texas; mother, Mrs. Eva Burke, 1504 South Seventeenth street, Corsicana; four brothers, Same Burke, Chaiber, La.; Evan A. Burke, Big Lake; Phillip E. Burke, Freeport, and Newton E. burke, Farmington, N. M.; four sisters, Mrs. M. E. Ray and Mrs. W. J. James, both of Kilgore; Mrs. E. J. Malkecheek, South Dakota, and Mrs. Gloria Scruggs, Freeport, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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John Harry Burke
Aug 19, 1904 - Apr 20, 1975

J. Harry Burke

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for J. Harry Burke, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at his residence. Rev. James Sigler will officiate, and burial will be at
Oakwood cemetery.

He was a rancher, independent oil operator, native of Navarro County, served on the City Commission four terms, and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. Z. Burke.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a brother, J. Afton Burke, of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Glen Rogers of Fort Worth and Mrs. Charles Carney of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include James E. Seale, John B. Stroud, James Robertson, Joe Carney, Neil Bryant, William Perry, John Sly, Mitchell Boyd, and Harrison Sloane.

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James Odle “J. O.” Burke
Feb 1, 1874 - Mar 28, 1964

Monday Rites For J. O. Burke, Banker-Farmer

J. Odie Burke, long-time banker-farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at
Oakwood cemetery, conducted by Rev. Don Johnson, Chatfield Methodist church pastor.

Native of Falls county, Burke resided at Powell for many years before moving to Corsicana.

He was a vice president and director of the State National Bank, vice chairman and managing trustee of the Navarro Community Foundation, board chairman of the Powell State Bank at Powell for many years, and operated hundreds of acres of farm lands and other business interests.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. B. L. Sloan, Mrs. Hugh Sloan and Mrs. A. W. Wareing, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. S. Stroud, Jr., Newport, R. I.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Bill Cunningham, Corsicana and Mrs. John Sly, Richardson; two grandsons, John and Jim Stroud, both of Newport, R. I.; two great grandsons, Bill Cunningham, Jr., Corsicana and John Keith Sly, Richardson; a brother, J. H. Burke, Powell; a sister, Mrs. Martha Burke Brown, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. E. Bush, Currie Butler, William Lee Holman, H. H. Hanks, Jr.; Allen Jamison, R. L. Jones, Chester Sprinkle, Alton Thomason, Leslie Wareing, Eugene W. Robinson, Jack R. Young and T. L. Everett.

Griffin directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 30, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Elizabeth (Walker) Burke married Dec 31, 1899; s/o James Henry Harrison Burke & Martha Jane (Wright) Burke

Maggie Lee (Smith) Gilmore
Jun 22, 1926 - Aug 24, 1954

Mrs. J. C. Gilmore Dies In Dallas

Mrs. Gilmore, 28, of Chatfield, died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas Tuesday morning of a heart ailment.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband, James Curtis Gilmore; a son, James Carl Gilmore; a daughter, Judy Lee Gilmore; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith, three brothers, J. C., Clyde, and Quincy Lee Smith, all of Chatfield; two sisters, Mrs. Judy Pierce and Mrs. Wanda Ruth Jones, both of Kerens, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Gilmore

Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Gilmore, 28, Chatfield, who died of a heart ailment at Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Tuesday morning, will be held from the Chatfield Methodist church Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cleon Flanagan, pastor, and Cato Sheerer, Kerens Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband James Curtis Gilmore; a son, James Carl Gilmore; a daughter, Judy Lee Gilmore; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith; three brothers, J. C., Clyde and Quincy Lee Smith, all of Chatfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Judy Pierce and Mrs. Wanda Ruth Jones, both of Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be D. L. Pierce, Raymond Pierce, Truman Smith, Cliff England, George Hodge and J. P. Hodge.

Corley will direct.

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Gwynn Terry Sutton
Dec 2, 1924 - Jul 24, 2020

Gwynn T. Sutton went to be with the Lord and his loving wife, Jimmie Nell Bush Sutton, on Friday, July 24, at the age of 95. He passed peacefully with family at his side.

He was born in Corsicana, Texas, on December 2nd, 1924, to Terry and Evelena Reeves Sutton. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1942 and married his high school sweetheart, Jimmie Nell, in February, 1943. After serving three years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, he attended Southern Methodist University, earning a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1950. He then went to work for Texas Power & Light Co and worked for them and other subsidiary companies of Texas Utilities Corp. for 37 years, retiring in 1987. During the 37 years, he served as an electrical engineer, an engineering manager, and in various other senior management positions. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Irving. He and Jimmie Nell joined the Church in January, 1955. During those years he served as Charge Lay Leader, Vice Chairman of the Administrative Board, Sunday School Superintendent, and Chairman of the Commissions on Missions. While serving as Commissions Chairman, he was instrumental in supporting their first foreign missionary.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jimmie Nell; parents, Terry and Evelena Sutton; brother, Kenward Sutton; brother in law, Earl Bush; sister in law, Dorothy Burleson; and a nephew, Bryant Burleson.

Survivors include son, Kim Sutton and wife Carol; daughter Karon Sutton; grandchildren, Ryan Sutton, Trent Sutton and wife Samantha, Misty Ellison and husband Phillip; great-grandchildren, Carter Sutton, Cade Sutton, Mackenzie Ellison, J. R. Ellison, and Preston Ellison; and his nieces, Cassy Burleson and Dana Renschler, and their families and a great nephew Clint Burleson and his family.

A small graveside service for immediate family will be held on Tuesday morning at Oak Grove Cemetery. People wishing to honor Gwynn's lifelong commitment to family and The Lord can make a donation to The First United Methodist Church of Irving Missions fund. To share remembrances, please visit Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home's website and select obituaries.

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Jimmie Milton Dawson
Nov 6, 1936 - Sep 1, 2020

Jimmie Milton Dawson, 83, of Mildred, passed away at his home on September 1, 2020. Milton, as he was known to his family, was born in Kirvin, Tx. on November 6, 1936. Milton's parents were Jimmie Elizabeth Robinson and Thomas Dawson. He was their only child. Before retiring to Mildred in 1991, Milton worked as a foreman for Chicago Bridge and Iron for 36 years. He and his wife Wanda traveled extensively throughout the southern United States. Milton oversaw the construction of water towers, spheres and flat bottom tanks all across the south. Milton was passionate about his orchard "Happy Ours Farm" that he and Wanda started after his retirement. He and his wife operated their small orchard and truck farm for 25 years in Mildred. He would get up every day and feed all the wild animals, squirrels, dove, ducks etc. Milton loved animals! Although Milton was very hardworking, many people did not realize that he was in a 20-year battle with prostate cancer. Milton fought his cancer courageously until the end! He always said, work was fun and fun was work, and he lived by this mantra until the last few months of his life. Milton was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, his mother, father, stepfather John W. Walthall, his son-in-law Johnny Chapman, and an uncle that he loved like a brother Edward Robinson. Left to honor and cherish his memory is his only child Tammy Chapman, his grandchildren Justin and Christy Chapman, Holly and Tiger Galbreath, and three great grandchildren Rhen, Avery and Claire, and numerous cousins, friends, and customers. There will be a graveside service for Milton at Woodland Cemetery September the 5th at 10 a.m. Gene Allen and Don Vail will conduct the services per Milton's request. Please abide by Covid-19 rules and wear a mask! In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Woodland Cemetery of Kirvin, Tx.

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Charlie Ray Jock
Mar 17, 1944 - Sep 1, 2020

Charlie Jock, 76, a lifelong resident of Kerens passed away peacefully on Sept. 1, 2020 in Tyler Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday Sept 8, 6 - 8 p.m. at Pascal Funeral Home in Kerens. Graveside services will be on Sept 9 at 2 p.m. at Post Oak Cemetery. Malakoff Tx. Brother Frank Upchurch will be officiating. Charlie was born in Kerens on March 17, 1944 to Charlie Edward Jock and Nanny B Jock. He graduated from Kerens in 1962. He owned his own construction business for many years. He loved fishing, hunting, horses and he was fun to be around. Charlie is preceded in death by his parents Charlie Edward and Nanny B. Jock. His wife Stella Jock. Sisters Pauline Bass, Evelyn Combs, Darlene Stacy and Louise Tacket.

Charlie is survived by his son Chris Jock and wife Susan of Corsicana. Daughter Teresa Watkins of Fairfield. Brother Donald Ray Jock and Edna of Mildred. Sisters Grace and husband Doug Shuck of Arlington. Grandchildren Ashley Jock, Joe Aaron Watkins, Cloye Jock, Dustin Jock and wife Kanda of Bullard, and Brett Jock. Great Grandchildren, Brooklyn and Wyatt Fullerton of Hubbard, Dixie and Ryder of Van. Penny and Crew Greenwood of Bullard. Pallbearers will be, Kevin Tackett, Mike Thompson, Tracy Jock, Greg Stacy, Garrett Miller and James Fullerton. Honorary pallbearers are Sonny Bankcroft, Lynn Goodwin, Ken Vickers, Brian Ainsworth, Stanley Petty, Doug Shuck and Tim Stacy. We would like to thank staff at East Texas Medical Center Athens and Staff at UT Health Tyler.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home

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John Whitmill Barnes
abt 1930 - Jul 25, 2020

John Whitmill Barnes, 89, of Weatherford , Texas passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 after a brief, sudden illness.

John was born in Combes, Texas to James Daniel and Annie (Adair) Barnes.

He attended high school in Harlingen, Texas. After high school he joined the Marines, where he played trumpet in the Marine Corp. Band. John attend Texas Wesley University in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. John spent his career as a Pathologist in Corsicana, Texas.

John and his wife Celia Jan (Bacon) Barnes enjoyed spending time with family and the outdoors including bicycle riding, hiking and traveling around the world prior to her death in 2007.

A private celebration of his life will be held this fall in their favorite travel destination, Big Bend, Texas.

John was survived by his seven children, Cindy Barnes of Weatherford, Texas; Laurie and Ray Louthan of Weatherford, Texas;
Bruce and Joanne Barnes of Red Oak, Texas; Michael and Sandy Barnes of Greenville, Texas; Tom and Angie Pease of Litchfield Park, Arizona; Ann and Terry Watkins of Corsicana, Texas and John and Janet Barnes of Forney, Texas. Eight grandchildren; Corey Barnes, Ian Cunningham, Chloe Barnes , Cheyanne Pease, Charlie Pease, Savannah Pease, Martin Louthan and Jamie Louthan.  Six great grandchildren; Addyson Louthan, Layla Louthan, Reagan Louthan, McKenna Sallee, Oliver Cunningham and many nieces,
nephews and relatives.

John supported the arts including Stage West Theater in Fort Worth, Texas and the Fort Worth Symphony. He also donated to Gill Children's Services of Fort Worth and medical research including the Alzheimer Association. In lieu of flowers, the family requested you make a donation to your charity of choice in his name.

Arrangements by Jim's Funeral Home

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Jimmy Melvin Mahoney
May 20, 1960 - Aug 28, 2020

Jimmy Melvin Mahoney, 60, of Corsicana, Texas, passed away on August 28, 2020 at Kerens Care Center in Kerens, Texas. Jimmy was born on May 20, 1960 to Melvin Lelon Mahoney and Nezzie Lona Thomas in Corsicana, Texas. He loved bull riding and making jokes even at inappropriate times.

Jimmy was preceded into death by his parents, Melvin Mahoney and Nezzie Thomas, his sisters Shirley Demoss and Yvonne, and his brother James Mahoney.

Jimmy was survived by his Children Chris Simmons of Mildred, Tx. Stephanie Mahoney of Oak Cliff, Texas. Jimbo Mahoney and wife August of Lewisville, Texas. Megan Beattie and Fiance Jake of Corsicana, Texas. Grandchildren, Ashley, Tanayjia, Dylan, Dakota, Makalya, Madison, Kalib, Mykynzye, and Colton. His sisters Barbara Jones and Wanda Bowling. Many nieces/nephews, aunts/uncles, other family and friends.

Services will be held at I.O.O.F. Park in Corsicana, Texas on September 20, 2020 at 5 p.m.
 

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Francisco Antonio "Frank" Alonzo
Mar 9, 1941 - Aug 27, 2020
 
Mr. Francisco "Frank" Alonzo, age 79, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Legacy West Nursing Home. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. with the Rosary beginning at 7. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Father Juan Carlos officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.

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Francisco “Frank” Alonzo, 79, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Frank was born on March 9, 1941 in Kerens, Texas to Refugio and Augustina Alonzo and was the eldest of 10 children. He served for the Army and then after discharge continued to serve in the Army Reserves. Frank started his long-term career with Sears where he was known for his amazing work-ethic and dedication and retired after 43 years. Frank was happily married for 43 years to Linda Armenta Alonzo and after a short engagement they embarked on a wonderful and loving life together. Frank loved to repair anything from cars to lawn mowers, was an excellent handy man and was always willing to help a friend.  Frank is proceeded in death by his wife and parents, sister Modesta McElwreath, brothers Paul and Nicholas Alonzo, brothers in-law Jesse Armenta and Auggie Iglesias and nephews Paul Alonzo, Jr. and David McElwreath.

Frank is survived by his daughter Connie Alonzo, son Frankie Alonzo, granddaughter Isabella Alonzo and grandson Julian Alonzo; siblings, Jovita Aleman and husband Fred, Besita Allen and husband Johnny, Magdalena Vargas and husband Victor, Domingo Alonzo and wife Mercy, Fanny Rodriguez and husband Abby, and Mary DeLaRosa and husband Pete; his in-laws, who made him feel like a brother, Marshall Armenta, Sandra Valdez, Alvin Armenta and his wife Delia and sister in-law, Martha Iglesias, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00PM with the Rosary starting at 7:00PM. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 10:00AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Juan Carlos officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. The wearing of masks and social distancing will be enforced.
The family wish to thank the staff of Legacy West Nursing Home and New Century Hospice who provided our dad with excellent care and gave us comfort in knowing that they were there for him when we couldn’t be during these challenging times. Also, a special thanks to Letica, Teresa and Maricruz.
Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • h/o Linda (Armenta) Alonzo; s/o Refugio Alonzo & Augustina (Chavez) Alonzo
  • US ARMY

William Darwin Green
May 4, 1928 - Jul 27, 2020
 
William Darwin Green passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 in Corsicana. He was born May 4, 1928 to William Allen (Bill) Green and Vera Holland in Garrett, Ellis County, Texas. He was preceded in death by his daughter Darelle Green Sheets and his parents. He married Vivian Graham on December 25, 1946 at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, which is now St. Luke United Methodist Church. He was a life-long member of that church and a Master Mason for more than 65 years. Darwin was employed by Sinclair Oil and Refining Company in construction and maintenance. He traveled eighteen years from Corsicana to Marshal in the east and Lubbock in the west. When Sinclair sold to Atlantic Richfield, they stopped marketing in Texas. Darwin refused a promotion in California and founded Petroleum Maintenance Company in Corsicana. He was a co-founder of the Corsicana Emergency Corps and Corsicana Mobil phones and beeper service before cell phones were invented. He retired at the age fifty-four.

Survivors include wife of 73 years, Vivian Green; daughter, Jamie Green Adams; grandson, Michael Sheets and wife Hillary; great-granddaughter, Ruby Nelle Sheets; son-in-law, Jerry Sheets; granddaughter, Alexandra Teas Adams and husband Scott, grandson, Nicholas Adams and granddaughter, Katy Adams all of Salt Lake City; granddaughter, Michelle Sheets Mizerak and husband A.J. and three great grandsons, Zachary, Tryston and Kirkland all of Garland; sister-in-law, Frankie Bressie of Lady Lake Florida; sister-in-law, Margie Carter Hill of Schulenberg and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family will be at funeral home 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church with Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the St. Luke's Memorial Fund.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Martha June (Reid) Harrell
Jun 29, 1936 - Aug 26, 2020
 
Martha June Harrell, 84 of Corsicana, passed away August 26, 2020. She was born in Morris County, Texas to Joseph Earl and Nadine Reid. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing. She sewed many wedding dresses and for many people in the community. She loved working in her flower beds and gardening. She had great enjoyment watching hummingbirds in her yard. Her most enjoyment were her grandbabies.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Tommy Harrell, sister Reeda Hadley and son in law Scott Hippard. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter, Pam Hippard, son Joe Harrell and wife Sherrie, Lisa Scarbrough and husband Benny. Sisters, Linda Armstrong and husband Sonny, Kay Reagan and husband Bobby. Grandchildren, Christie DoPorto, Mike Hippard, Andrea Hippard, Garrett Harrell, Clay Harrell, Justin Scarbrough, Kristen Scarbrough. Twenty great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2020 at Pattison Cemetery with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating.

Notes:

  • Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 26, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Tommy Ogden Harrell; d/o Joseph Earl "Chuck" Reid & Nadine (Reed) Reid

Albert Andrew Beamon
Sep 26, 1938 - Sep 2, 2020
 
Albert Andrew Beamon, 81 of Barry, passed away September 2, 2020. He was born September 26, 1938 in Kerens, Texas to Jessie Beamon and Rosa Lee Massey. He attended Trinity Assembly of God.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Jo Littlejohn and Gladys Marie Beamon; daughter Anna Marie Beamon; three brothers, Franklin Beamon, Jessie Beamon and Blair Beamon. He is survived by his children, Andy Beamon, Clovis Beamon, Matt Beamon and Andrew Beamon; one sister, Ann Thomas; sister-in-law Betty Beamon; grandchildren, Brandon Beamon, Justin Beamon, Alexis Beamon, Breanna Beamon, Chris Beamon, Shelby Warren and Riggin Beamon; great grandchildren, Cherithe, Abby, Adam, Makayla, Harleight, Brynlee, Brantley, Pony and Rendi.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, September 6th at Trinity Assembly of God with Rev. James Williams officiating.

Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Kerens.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 4, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Jo Juanice (Lane) Beamon-Littlejohn & Gladys Marie (Montgomery) Beamon; s/o Jessie Blair Beamon & Rosa Lee (Massey) Beamon

Gilbert Ray Davila
Aug 23, 1964 - Aug 3, 2020

Gilbert Ray Davila, 55, of Corsicana passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at his residence. Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home with the rosary starting at 7 p.m. with Lewis Palos officiating. A private burial will follow at a later date. The wearing of masks and social distancing will be enforced at all times.

 

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Gilbert Ray Davila, 55, of Corsicana passed unexpectedly August 3, 2020 at his residence.

He was born August 23, 1964, in Dallas, the son of Andres Charles Davila and Anita Davila (Garcia). Gilbert graduated from CHS, class of 82. Following graduation he worked 13 years at Tom’s Snack Co. in Corsicana until assuming the role of caregiver for his mother until her passing.

Gilbert lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. He most enjoyed spending time with his boys and “grand-dogs”, chatting with friends and family and tending to his most-prized flower collection.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Andy, Randy, Freddie and Floyd. He is survived by his sons Josh Davila and wife Roni of Corsicana, Christian Davila and girlfriend Ashley of Corsicana, sister Belinda Moreno and husband Lewis of Midlothian, sister Mercy Alonzo and husband Sunday of Corsicana, and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews he loved deeply.

Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home with the rosary starting at 7:00 PM with Lewis Palos officiating. A private burial will follow at a later date.
The wearing of masks and social distancing will be enforced at all services.

Corley Funeral Home

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Emanuel “Foots” Myers
Jul 5, 1904 - Dec 17, 1958

Myers Burial On Saturday

Graveside rites for Emmanuel Myers, 54, who died at Snyder, Wednesday, were held at the Providence cemetery, Saturday at 2 p.m. The services were conducted by Rev. Chester Odom, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church.

A native of Cleburne, Myers, formerly resided in the Mildred area.

Surviving are his wife of Oakland, Calif.; three sons, Ernest and Davie Myers, both of Oakland, and Bog Myers, U.S. Air Forces; three daughters, Mrs. Lorene Bright, Houston; Genevieve Myers, Oakland, and Mrs. J. M. Brewer, Snyder; a brother, J. M. Myers, Pittsburgh, Calif., and other relatives.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec. 20, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mamie (Herron) Derrick-Myers married Jun. 9, 1930 buried Hamilton Beeman; s/o Bogum “Bog” Myers & Lular Carrie (Carter) Myers

Lilly Lucille Parrish
Mar 25, 1907 - May 11, 1955

Lucille Parrish Services Friday

Funeral services for Miss Lucille Parrish, Emhouse, native, were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 10 a.m.

Miss Parrish died in the Medical Arts Hospital in Dallas Wednesday night after an extended illness.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joseph M. Connally, pastor of the Munger Place Methodist church in Dallas. Burial was in the Cunningham cemetery west of Corsicana.

Miss Parrish had been a secretary in the Masonic Shrine Temple in Dallas for a number of years and formerly was a teacher in Navarro county schools.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Maxine Cecil, Irving; a brother, J. Nick Parrish, Upper Saddle River, N.J.; four aunts, Mrs. E. C. Sears, Mrs. B. A. Dodd, Mrs. H. M. Basham and Miss Addie Parrish, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Seeley, N. R. Tinkle, Swint Huling, Archie Tinkle, Charlie Joe Armstrong and Billy Burton.

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Alvin O'Neal "Neal" Long
Dec 18, 1922 - Oct 27, 2008

Alvin O'Neal "Neal" Long, 85 of Waxahachie, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008 at his residence. He was born on December 18, 1922 in Corsicana, Texas.
Neal proudly served in the United States Army and was a veteran of WWII. He retired after 30 years of service from Vaught Aircraft. While working at Vaught he proudly worked on the Stealth Bomber.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Opal Long of Waxahachie; his daughter, Pam Mitchell of Waxahachie; his granddaughter, Bethany Millican and her husband, Jimmy of Palmer; and his great grandson, Augustus "Gus" Millican of Palmer.
Neal was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John Melvin Long.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 30, 2008 at the Waxahachie City Cemetery with Buddy Petty officiating.
 


Danny Laird
Aug 1, 1962 - Jan 6, 2021
 
Obituary for Danny Laird
Danny Clark Laird , 58 , of Fort Worth , passed away Wednesday January 6,2021 at home surrounded by family.

He passed away in Frost,TX following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Danny was born in Fort Worth to Hugh (Bud) and Margaret (Jean) Laird , the youngest of three boys. Danny graduated from Haltom High School in 1980 . In his free time he loved being outdoors , enjoyed fishing and hunting ,and cooking BBQ on his smoker. His family meant the world to him and he was a big kid at heart. One of Danny’s biggest accomplishments was being a father and grandfather. When his twins granddaughters where little they would call him pimpy and it became a family joke .He was always there for his children through their ups and downs, and taught them to enjoy every moment life has to offer.

He is survived by his wife Darla Laird of 33 years and children Amanda Laird, Trent Freeman, his Wife Misty, Krista Prevost, husband Colin. Danny had 10 Grandchildren: Lyndsay, Madison, Kylie, Bradin, Taryn, Tinsley, Barrett, Dustin, Summer, Nathan, and one Great Grandchild Luna. Brothers Mike and Jeff Laird,wife Terri Laird and many nieces and nephews.

Proceeded in death by his Father Hugh Laird, Mother Margaret Laird , and his favorite fishing buddy Grandma ( Pauline Self) and many other loved ones.

The funeral service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday January 9,2021 at 11:00 a.m. , the viewing and visitation will be held from 10:00a.m. -11:00a.m. prior to the service. Location is 1530 north 45th street Corsicana TX 75110 at Griffin-Roughton.

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Fannie Malissa (Johnson) Stephens
Mar 28, 1885 - Apr 1, 1957

Mrs. Stephens Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mallissa Stephens, aged 72 years, 1915 West First Avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital earl Tuesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the New Pursley cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. D. Ballard, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a son, Ivy D. Stephens, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Mrs. R. S. Rasco, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Lindsey, Dallas, and Mrs. Pearl Banks, Pursley, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Charles Henry "C.H." Miller
May 16, 1874 - Jan 7, 1957

Wednesday Rites For C. H. Miller

Funeral services for C. H. Miller, 83, retired farmer, who died at Brownwood Monday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Providence cemetery.

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

Miller formerly resided in the Navarro community.

Surviving are five sons, Gay Miller, Crane; Clay Miller, Oram; Bill and Warren Miller, both of Navarro, and Floyd Miller, Denton; two daughters, Mrs. Debbie Haught, Brownwood, and Mrs. D. O. Hustead, Longview; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Marshel McCaslin, Sr.
Dec. 20, 1886 - Oct. 14, 1960

M. McCaslin, Sr. Expires Friday

Marshel McCaslin, Sr., 73, native of Navarro County, died late Friday at Memorial hospital. He was a long-time resident of Eureka.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from Corley’s Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Peyton Goodman, formerly of North Corsicana Methodist church; Rev. Bob Cook, pastor of Central Methodist church; Rev. Clinton Bates and Rev. Bill Blankenship.

Interment will be in Eureka cemetery. Masonic rites are scheduled.

McCaslin was a farmer at Eureka, where he had resided the last half century. He was born in Navarro county Dec. 20, 1886.

Survivors, other than the widow of Eureka, are two sons, Marshel McCaslin, Jr., Corsicana and Ardie McCaslin, Fort Worth; six daughters, Mrs. V. R. Wheat and Mrs. F. G. Rash, both of Corsicana; Mrs. I. H. Boyd, Navarro; Mrs. T. H. Parrish, Wilmer; Mrs. O. C. Coker, Houston, and Mrs. G. T. Burnett, Fort Worth; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ryner Owens, Mrs. Levey Petty and Mrs. Willie Eckman, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Kate Dillard, Plainview; two brothers, Mills McCaslin, Kerens and Pat McCaslin, Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Don Chandler, Buck Montgomery, Charlie Michael, Clint Bell, John Haynie, Vivian Bell, Roy McCaslin and Emmett McCaslin.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct. 15, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Birley Meredeth (Owens) McCaslin married Jul. 15, 1913 2nd wife Augusta “Guster” (Wilson) Foley-McCaslin married Oct. 8, 1927 s/o Joseph Ratliff McCaslin and Josephine Elizabeth “Joie” (Snoddy) McCaslin

Irene (Sullivan) Thomas
Feb 18, 1894 - Sep 4, 1956

Mrs. Joe Thomas Expires Tuesday

Mrs. Joe Thomas, aged 62 years, died in Memorial hospital early Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the church, and Rev. Gerald Marsh, pastor of Mildred Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Mildred, a son, M. L. Thomas, Seagoville; a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Lanler, Mildred; three grandchildren; three brothers, J. H. Sullivan, Corsicana; D. I. and E. W. Sullivan, both of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Leila O’Daniel and Mrs. E. P. Watkins, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mae Tekell, Whittier, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Robert Davidson, Randolph Robinson, Lee Brashear, Bill Bonner, Claude Bailey and Jack Megarity.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

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Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Thomas

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe Thomas, 62, of Mildred, who died at Memorial Hospital early Tuesday, were held from the Patterson Memorial Hospital at Eureka Wednesday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Gerald Marsh, pastor of the Mildred Baptist Church. Burial was in the
Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Mildred; a son, M. L. Thomas, Seagoville; a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Lanier, Mildred; three grandchildren; three brothers. J. H. Sullivan, Corsicana; D. I. Sullivan and E. W. Sullivan both of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Leila O’Daniel and Mrs. E. P. Watkins, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Mae Tekell, Whittier, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Davidson, Randolph Robinson, Lee Brashear, Bill Bonner, Claude Bailey and Jack Megarity.

Corley directed.

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Margaret Elizabeth (Blair) Owen-Cherry
Dec 21, 1896 - Nov 30, 1956

Mrs. J. C. Cherry Expires Friday

KERENS, Nov. 30—(Spl.)—Mrs. J. C. Cherry, 59, native of Corsicana, died at her home here Friday morning after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Cherry had spent most of her life here.

Surviving are her husband of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. J. D. Lacy, Houston, and Mrs. Dick Baltzegar, Orange, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 30, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Travis P. Owen married May 10, 1914 2nd husband J. C. Cherry married Sep. 29, 1927 d/o William Stephenson Blair, Dr. and Mary Lee (Montgomery) Blair

Curtis Abner Boyd
Nov 4, 1941 - Jan 17, 1970

Curtis A. Boyd Services Set

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home for Curtis A. Boyd, 29, who died at his home in Dallas Saturday.

Kelly Grubbs and Donald Johnson will officiate, and burial will be in Eureka Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Boyd of Dallas; his mother, Mrs. Clara Boyd of Mildred; three sisters, Mrs. Alpha Johnson of Lawton, Okla., Mrs. Louise Coil of Canton, and Mrs. Annie Baker of Dallas, two brothers, Herschel Boyd of Mildred and Vernon Boyd of Mildred; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Max Rash, Lewis Horn, A. H. Asby, Lynn Benifield, James Smith and Dennis Donaho.

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George Nolan Boyd, Dr.
Aug 27, 1936 - Sep 2, 2008

Dr. George Nolan Boyd, professor emeritus, Department of Religion, and former administrator at Trinity University, died on September 2, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. Although born in Kansas on August 27, 1936, George always considered himself to be a Texan. Eldest child of Nolan and Pearl Roll Boyd, George spent his childhood and adolescence in the Lone Star State. After graduating from Lamar High School in Houston in 1954, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 1958 and a Master of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1962. During the 1962-63 academic year he studied with Professor Gottfried Locher at the University of Berne in Switzerland in the history of Christian thought. He was awarded a doctoral degree by Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1970. George was ordained to the ministry by the Presbyterian Church in the United States in 1962. In 1960 he married fellow Texan Lois Randerson, and their daughter Carol was born in New York City. From 1967-69 George served on the faculty of Colgate University prior to joining the faculty of Trinity University where he would remain for over 30 years. George's teaching interests were in the field of contemporary religious thought including courses in religion in literature and film, and medical ethics. George also served in many administrative roles including Dean of the Division of Humanities and Arts, Director of Study Abroad and Off Campus Study, and Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. In these capacities, he was a creative leader and a skilled mentor of personnel under his supervision. George established and continuously guided the Study Abroad Program at Trinity which now sends almost half of its graduates abroad. He and his wife Lois, who served as Director of Trinity University Press and later Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, were deeply committed to the university and were noted for their continued presence at university lectures, athletic contests, and other community events. Beyond Trinity, George held membership in various regional and national scholarly organizations. He served on the National Board of Directors of the American Academy of Religion. He was also widely respected in the field of International Education and was recognized by his peers with two Lifetime Achievement Awards; one from the Institute for International Education of Students (IES) in 1999 and the other from NASFA: Association of International Educators, Section on US Students Abroad (SECUSSA) in 2000. Following retirement from Trinity in 2000, George accepted a position at the University of Denver where he assumed the role of Director of Site Development within the Office of Internationalization and later Associate Vice Provost for Internationalization. George was prominently involved in the development of the Cherrington Global Scholars program which enables DU students to study abroad in more than 200 sites across the world. Besides his family, George's greatest love was international travel. Together, George and Lois traveled the world, visiting too many countries to count. Some of their favorite trips were to China, Russia, Japan, Egypt and dozens of visits to Europe. In April of this year, George was thrilled to visit the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Preceded in death by his parents and by his adored Lois in 2007, George is survived by his daughter, Carol Stephenson, her husband Bruce, and beloved grandchildren Erik and Claire; sisters Betty Storms and husband Phil, Linda Sparkman and husband Terry; nieces Karen Robbins and Cindy Woodland, and nephews Chris and Brian Sparkman. A memorial service will be held at Trinity University in the Parker Chapel on Saturday, September 20th at 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be given to the following organizations: Trinity University, in Memory of George Boyd, c/o Development Office One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200 (Contributions will go to a memorial gift fund to support Study Abroad and International Initiatives at Trinity University in George's honor.); or The Denver Hospice - P.O. Box 1140, Englewood, CO 80150-1140, http://www.thedenverhospice.org.

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Lois Ann (Randerson) Boyd
Jun 2, 1936 - Sep 24, 2007

Lois A. Boyd, born July 2, 1936 in San Antonio, died September 24th in Denver, Colorado. Lois served 27 years at Trinity University as Editor and then Director of Trinity University Press and as Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. She also authored and coauthored several books in addition to essays in books, articles in academic journals and encyclopedias, and reviews, papers and manuals. Honors and awards included the Presbyterian Historical Society's Distinguished Service Award and Trinity's Fern Malsbury Award.

Lois is survived by her husband George, daughter Carol Stephenson, her husband Bruce, and grandchildren Erik and Claire Stephenson. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday September 29th at Trinity University's Parker Chapel. In lieu of flowers contributions if desired may be made to the Trinity University scholarship fund or to Doctors Without Borders, PO Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030.

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Ira Hunt "Red" Boyd
Feb 14, 1908 - May 11, 1962

Saturday Rites For I. H. Boyd

Funeral services for Ira Hunt (Red) Boyd were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor, Fellowship Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in Eureka Cemetery.

A native of Kaufman county and long-time Navarro resident, Boyd, 54, died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

A resident here the past 16 years, Boyd, born Feb. 14, 1907, at Black Jack, Kaufman county, was an oil field worker.

Boyd was a member of the Hunters’ association.

Surviving are his widow of Navarro; one daughter, Mrs. Maxine Bower, Biloxi, Miss.; one son, Walter Boyd, Ft. Worth; father, Homer L. Boyd, Corpus Christi; six brothers, W. M. Boyd, Corpus Christi; B. L. Boyd, Memphis, Tenn.; E. R. Boyd, Terrell, and R. R., T. D. and Paul W. Boyd, all of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. J. R. Wilson and Mrs. J. B. Blackwell, both of Dallas; three grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marshall McCaslin, Jr., Worth Johnston, W. C. Chandler, R. W. Danford, Dwayne Rash and D. E. Coker.

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John Carlisle Boyd
Jul 31, 1888 - Sep 26, 1971

John C. Boyd

Services were set for 2 p.m. today in Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Eureka for John C. Boyd, 83.

Burial is to be in the Eureka Cemetery. Rev. Lewis Wilkins and Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate.

Boyd died Sept. 26 in Memorial Hospital. He had lived and farmed close to Eureka all his life.

His survivors include his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Ethelene Grantham of Eureka and Mrs. Mary Grantham, and Mrs. Doris Ratliff, both of Corsicana; fours sons, Olif Boyd of Alberquerque, N. M., and Zack Boyd of Corsicana; John A. Boyd of Hurst and Walter Boyd of Waco; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Nancy Boyd and Miss Ruth Boyd, both of Eureka; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Nettie Barnett
Aug 13, 1881 - Mar 24, 1961

Miss Barnett

Funeral services for Miss Nettie Barnett, 79, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church in Eureka.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, assisted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, retired Presbyterian minister, and Rev. Jim Hardie, pastor of Patterson Memorial. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

A native of Freestone county, Miss Barnett was connected with the Bonner store at Eureka since 1920 and made her home with the L. B. Bonner family for the past 41 years.

Miss Barnett was a member of the Eureka Methodist church.

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

Pallbearers were Earl, Donald, Leroy, Jim, Joe and Brice Bonner, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were grandnephews.

McCammon directed.

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Chester Gordon Beasley
Dec 26, 1892 - Oct 29, 1957

Chester Beasley Dies in Austin

Chester Beasley, 65, of Powell died Tuesday morning in Austin.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Violet Beasley, Lubbock, and Mrs. R. K. Green, Post; two sisters, Mrs. George Lonon, Powell and Mrs. D. C. Sharp, Throckmorton, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct 29, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Edna Estell (Martin) Beasley married Oct. 10, 1915
  • (death certificate says died in Conf. Home for Men, Austin, Tx.) (daughters, Juanita Jo (Beasley) Green and Violet (Beasley) Page)

James. Milburn Johnson
Jan 20, 1875 - Mar 19, 1957

Thursday Rites For J. M. Johnson

Funeral services for James M. Johnson, 82, retired dirt contractor, who died at his home, 615 North Fourteenth street Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

A native Texan, Johnson had resided here 40 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs. H. D. Wood, Waco, and Mrs. George Bolen, Corsicana; a son, Wm. M. Mitchell, Corsicana; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Oscar, J. B. and Ray Johnson, and a sister, Mrs. Maurine Davis, all of Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Paul Brent, Ray Reed, Frank Chapman, H. L. Curtis, Alvin McCarter and James F. Lockard.

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Julia A. (McCabe) Mitchell-Johnson
Sep 3, 1886 - Sep 19, 1977

Mrs. Johnson

Funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Julia A. Johnson, 91, of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Peter Kach will officiate, with burial in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was a native of Halletsville and had lived in Corsicana for 61 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Bolen of Corsicana; one son, William N. Mitchell of Corsicana; by six grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and by nine great-great-grandchildren; by two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Linder of San Antonio and Mrs. Clara Wall of Kerrville; one brother, Sidney McCabe of Yokum.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Bonner, Felix Mitchell, Billy Mitchell, Jimmy Mitchell, William Mitchell and Michael Mitchell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 20, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband unknown Mitchell 2nd husband James Milburn Johnson d/o William Bernard McCabe and Susan Emile (Harp) McCabe (son is William Newell Mitchell)

Marshall Putman “Snooks” Magers
Apr 05, 1921 - May 2, 1957

Marshall Magers Services Friday

Funeral services for Marshall Magers, 36, who died in his dormitory room at Texas A. and M. College Thursday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 10 a.m. The rites were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 10 a.m. The rites were conducted by Earl L. Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ, and Rev. Wayne Runnels, pastor of the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove.

A second service will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at the Gainesville Church of Christ with burial in Gainesville.

Magers, a World War II veteran, was a pre-vet student in Texas A. and M. College. His death was ascribed as being from natural causes.

Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Cruse, teacher in the Blooming Grove schools; mother, Mrs. Sarah Frances Magers, Gainesville; a brother, Dr. Morris E. Magers, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. W. R. Matthews, James H. Edgar, Erwin McGraw, Joe George, Ralph Page, and Clinton Bell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 3, 1957
  • Submitted by DDiane Richards
  • Buried Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas
  • WWII Veteran
  • h/o Helen Earline (Cruse) Magers-Butler married May 22, 1944 buried Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana Texas s/o Sidney I. D. Magers and Sarah Frances (Putman) Magers

Mary Cassandra “Cassie” (Badgett) Dodson-Gentry
Sep 28, 1888 - Aug 5, 1957

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Gentry

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church of Grand Prairie for Mrs. J. D. Gentry, 68, formerly of Blooming Grove, who died Monday in Baylor Hospital, Dallas.

A native of Blooming Grove, she was Cassie Badgette prior to her marriage. She had resided in Grand Prairie 37 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ed Walt, Lincoln, Neb.; three sons, Charles Dodson, Memphis, Tenn.; Bert Dodson, Phoenix, Ariz., and Jeff Gentry, Grand Prairie; seven grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. W. A. Hancock and Mrs. Rex Megrall, both of Grand Prairie, and Mrs. Lee Ager, Seattle, Wash.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 9, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Bert C. Dodson married Jun. 24, 1907 2nd husband Jefferson Decatur Gentry buried in Malakoff cemetery, Malakoff, Tx. d/o James Madison Badgett and Mary Emma (Reese) Blalock-Badgett buried in Dresden cemetery, Dresden, Tx.
  • Buried Southland Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Prairie, Tx.

James Thomas Gilley
Mar 7, 1896 - Jun 9, 1957

J. T. Gilley Dies Sunday Evening

J. T. Gilley, 61, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Sunday night following a heart attack at the family residence, 908 West Nineteenth avenue.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Modrell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Williams.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. O. C. Boyte, Corsicana; Mrs. Lula Neagle, Waco and Mrs. Maggie Wristener, Durant, Okla.; a brother, A. W. Gilley, Dayton, and other relatives.

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John B. McDowell
Sep 1, 1870 - Jul 15, 1957

Rites Today For J. B. McDowell

J. B. McDowell, 86, former resident of the Streetman and Winkler area, died in Houston Monday.

Funeral services will be held from Corley Chapel Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the St. Elmo cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Edwin May, paster of the First Baptist church of Mexia.

Surviving are his wife of Houston and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Ernest Bryan Ferguson
Sep 19, 1908 - Jul 21, 1957

Winkler Resident Fatally Injured As Car Overturns

Ernest Ferguson, 48, of Winkler died at Fairfield Sunday afternoon after his automobile had overturned on the farm-market road five miles southeast of Winkler in Freestone county about 3:30 p.m. Another man in the car was not injured.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. from the New Hope Baptist church near Winkler with burial in the St. Elmo cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. C. Corley, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Leonard Lee of Streetman.

Surviving are a son, James Ferguson, Greenville; a brother, J. E. Ferguson, Winkler; six sisters, Mrs. J. R. DeBerry, Norman, Okla.; Mrs. Leslie McCary, Mrs. B. R. DuBose and Mrs. Clark DuBose, all of Streetman; Mrs. J. W. McCary, Winkler, and Mrs. G. C. Baker, Austin, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. F. DuBose, Kenneth DeBerry, J. R. DuBose, Mack McCary, Jr.; Roddy Ferguson, Harold Massey, Johnny Massey and Jake Barker.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 22, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mafoi (Moore) Ferguson-Einkauf buried Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Tex. (d/o Harrison Wilburn Moore & Anne Beatrice (Newman) Moore); s/o John Roddy Ferguson & Allie Bonnie (Clemens) Ferguson

James Ernie Ferguson
Nov 24, 1935 - Dec 26, 1973

J. E. Ferguson

Funeral services for James E. Ferguson, 38, who died Wednesday at Gulfport, Miss., will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Griffin Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Tom Robuck officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elmo cemetery in Winkler.

Ferguson, a native of Corsicana, was a member of the Gulf Garden Baptist Church in Gulfport. Survivors include one son, Jim Bryan Ferguson; one daughter, Dana Ferguson; and his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Einkauf.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Beverly Jean (Graham) Ferguson; s/o Ernest Bryan Ferguson buried St. Elmo Cemetery & Mafoi (Moore) Ferguson-Einkauf buried Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Texas

Mark Allen Ferguson
Jun 8, 1955 - Sep 30, 2017
 
FERGUSON, Mark - Mark Allen Ferguson was born on June 8th, 1955, in Dallas, TX. He passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on September 30th, 2017. He was a Dallas Fireman for 28 years, and was the owner and operator of Deluxe Drapery. He is survived by his loving wife Karen Van Dyke Ferguson; his son Christopher Brooks Ferguson and his wife Melanie Ferguson; his grandson Lucas Alexander Ferguson; his brother Paul Ferguson, his sisters Melinda Fourkiller and Pattie Mitchell, and his parents Mickey Joe and Jaqueline Joy Ferguson. He was loved and respected by all. The family will receive friends at a visitation 6-8pm. Tuesday Oct. 3 at Roselawn Funeral Home, Seagoville, Texas. Funeral Service will be 10:00am. Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017 at Central Baptist Church, Crandall, Texas.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - Oct 3, 2017
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Karen Denise (VanDyke) Ferguson s/o Mickey Joe Ferguson & Jacqueline Joy (Parrett) Ferguson
  • buried at St. Elmo’s cemetery, New Hope, Collin County, Texas

Alfred William Gill
Jul 18 1886 - May 16, 1957

Malone Resident Expires Thursday

L. A. Gill, 70, Malone, retired farmer, died of a heart attack at Penelope early Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Hubbard Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Liberty Hill cemetery northwest of Dawson.

Gill was a native of Henderson county.

Surviving are his wife of Malone; a daughter, Mrs. L. T. Lampp, Penelope; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 17, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Josie (Chattman) Gill married Sep 6, 1908; s/o A. T. Gill & Victoria (Moore) Gill per death certificate (daughter is Willie Mae (Gill) Lampp w/o Lillard Tom Lampp- buried in Peoria cemetery, Peoria, Tx. )

Louis Henry Clemons
Jun 3, 1883 - May 1, 1957

Retired Farmer Found Dead At Dawson Home

DAWSON, May 2—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Louis Henry Clemons, 73, retired farmer, were held from the Hugh Clemons resident here Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Liberty Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, Baptist minister.

Clemons was found dead sitting in a chair at his residence where he lived alone Wednesday shortly before noon.

Wayne Allard, justice of the peace and Dawson editor, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes following an investigation.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. J. R. Graham, Dawson; Mrs. W. C. Wilson, Hollis, Okla., and Mrs. Ike Hughes, Hubbard; a brother, Hugh Clemons, Dawson and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lee McCulloch, Reuben Pullin, Niel Clark, Aura Garner, Wince Hill and Oliver Harrison.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Ray Arnold
B&D Oct 28, 1957

Arnold Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Jimmy and Ray Arnold, infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Arnold of Navarro will be held at Hopewell cemetery at Navarro Tuesday at 3 p.m. the rites will be conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.

The twins were born at Memorial Hospital Monday morning and expired Monday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents of Navarro and a grandmother, Mrs. C. R. Arnold, Richland, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Jimmy Arnold
B&D Oct. 28, 1957

Arnold Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Jimmy and Ray Arnold, infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Arnold of Navarro will be held at Hopewell cemetery at Navarro Tuesday at 3 p.m. the rites will be conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.

The twins were born at Memorial Hospital Monday morning and expired Monday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents of Navarro and a grandmother, Mrs. C. R. Arnold, Richland, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Percy Baxter Ledwell, Jr.
Jun 2, 1929 - Jan 31, 1972

Baxter Ledwell

Baxter Ledwell, 43, of Pasadena, a former resident of Navarro, died Monday in Pasadena. He was employed by the Rheem Manufacturing Co. A Native of Rockdale, he had lived in Pasadena for the past five years.

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

He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Tina Marie, and a son, Roy Dale, all of Pasadena; his mother, Mrs. P. B. Ledwell of Navarro; a brother, Lee Lewell of Houston; three sisters, Miss Louise Ledwell of Navarro, Mrs. B. W. Plant of Austin, and Mrs. Gene Coker of Pasadena.

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B. Ledwell

Funeral services for Baxter Ledwell, 43, Pasadena resident for the past five years who died there Monday, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. B. J. Grimes officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. He was a former resident of Navarro.

Pallbearers were Orvil Capehart, Odis Capehart, Allen Middlebrooks, W. A. Poe, Lynn Herrin and Lloyd Gillen.

His survivors include his widow, a son and daughter, all of Pasadena; his mother, Mrs. P. B. Ledwell of Navarro; a brother and three sisters, including Miss Louise Ledwell, also of Navarro.

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Peggye Mae (Morgan) McNeil
Oct 28, 1930 - Nov 23, 2009

Peggy Mae McNeil, 79, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, surrounded by her family.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Northside Church of the Nazarene, 6750 Denton Hwy., Watauga. Burial: 3 p.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery, N. 19th St., Corsicana.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northside Church of the Nazarene.

She was born Oct. 28, 1930, in Oilton, Okla., to Fred Morgan and Zora Mae Winsett-Morgan. She graduated from Oilton High School in 1948. She married John R. McNeil in 1961. She retired from Schindler Elevator in 1993 and was an active member of Northside Church of the Narazene in Watauga.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Eloise and Nancy; brothers, Carl and Ralph.
Survivors: Husband, John; sons, Scott, Robert and wife, Maria; grandchildren, Stacia and husband, Kelly, and their daughter, Julia, Chase, Michael, Amber and their son, Kevin; and many nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Published in Star-Telegram on November 29, 2009
  • w/o John Robert McNeil; d/o Fred Morgan & Zora Mae (WInsett) Morgan

Willis Robert “Bob” McNeill
Sep 18, 1912 - Oct 28, 1960

Bob McNeill Dies Friday Heart Attack

W. R. (Bob) McNeill, 48, was dead on arrival late Friday at Memorial hospital. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of his death. He was stricken about 6 p.m. while at work at the State Home.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Clarence Williams, a Texarkana minister will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood.

A native of Eureka, McNeill was born Sept. 18, 1912. He had made his home in Corsicana for the past four years. McNeill was a former butcher and a maintenance man at the State Home for a number of years.

Survivors, other than the widow of Corsicana, are his mother, Daisy Ellington, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Singleton, Eureka, and Mrs. Ezra Burns, Corsicana; two brothers, Rev. M. G. McNeill and Charles Ellington, both of Corsicana.

Nephews will be pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be maintenance men at the State Home.

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Elizabeth Ann “Lizzie” (Settle) Spencer-Ramsey-Graham
Nov 16, 1882 - May 7, 1965

Hold Services For Mrs. Graham

Final rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Graham, 82, of 604 South Fifteenth street, native of Texas, who died in Memorial hospital Friday night, were held Sunday at 6 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Graham had resided in Corsicana for 40 years.

Surviving are a son, Lynn Spencer, and a daughter, Mrs. John Osborne, both of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jone Richie, Calusa, Calif.; three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Brown, South San Gabriel, Calif., and Mrs. Maggie Gillis, Marshall; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Ellington, Emmett Dosser, Glen Franks, Robert Hambleton, Ed Aston and Willard Staggs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 10, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Charles Porter “Charlie” Spencer married Dec 24, 1900 buried Frost Cemetery d/o Walter Lynn Settle & Margaret Catherine “Kate” (Coley) Settle

George Edward “Ed/Tex” Graham, Sr.
Mar 15, 1877 - Nov 5, 1956

George Graham Services Tuesday

George E. Graham, 79, former Corsicana resident, died in Houston early Monday morning. He was a retired carpenter and cabinet maker.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

A native of Tennessee, Graham came to Texas early in life.

Surviving are two sons, J. K. Graham, Tyler, and G. E. Graham, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. L. D. Cain, Houston, and Mrs. H. P. Chapman, Huntington Park, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Cecil Cobb, San Angelo; and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were P. B. Davis, Darwin Green, Russell Gober, A. R. Cravens, Ed Graham and W. D. Hall.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 6, 1956
    Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Altha Lee (Damron) Graham & Maude Westley (Stubblefield) Graham-Young; s/o Tildon P. Graham & Caroline Alice (Kennedy) Graham

Lucie (Denwiddle) Holman
Dec 4, 1866 - Jul 27, 1954

Mrs. W. L. Holman Dies In Clinic; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. W. L. Holman, long-time Corsicana resident, 1505 West Park Avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning following a brief illness. She was an active member of the First Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, W. L. Holman, Corsicana, and Dupree Holman, Houston; three daughters, Misses Sarah, Kate and Florence Holman, all of Corsicana; four grandchildren, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the First Methodist Church here, with Rev. D. A. Chisholm, assisted by Rev. Ray Starnes, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be E. B. Harris, Jr., J. E. Davant, R. L. Nix , W. H. Norwood, Alton Justiss, Joe York, N. Suttle Roberts, Dr. Chaillos Cross and W. P. Murchison.

McCammon will direct.

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Amasa Riggs “Macy” Smotherman, Dr.
Jul 23, 1899 - Sep 21, 1954

Dr. Smotherman Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Dr. M. Smotherman, 55, who died of a heart attack at his farm in the Petty’s Chapel community Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Dr. Smotherman had been a long-time deacon. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of McKinney, Dr. Smotherman graduated from Texas A. and M. College in 1925 and was married and opened his office in Corsicana in June, 1925. He was recognized as an outstanding veterinarian in this section.

Dr. Smotherman had been in ill health for some time. When he failed to return home for the evening meal, his wife sought him and he was discovered slumped over the steering wheel of his automobile in the pasture on the farm.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Wayland Gordon, Carlsbad, N. M.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. W. M. Smotherman, Huntsville and E. W. Smotherman, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Col. E. C. Lee, M. A. Tekell, W. P. Brown, J. R. Howell, C. Moore, Dr. Dan B. Hamill, Matt Dawson and S. S. Crain.

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Minnie Alma (Wilson) Smotherman
Jul 18, 1897 - Nov 29, 1976

Mrs. Smotherman

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. M. Smotherman, 79, of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Van Zandt county, she had lived in Corsicana for 50 years. Her husband preceded her in death in 1954.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Frances Gordon of Carlsbad, N. M.; by four grandchildren, Mrs. Linda Huff of Lubbock; Larry Gordon of Victoria, Brazil; Richard Gordon of Albuquerque, N. M.; and Paul Gordon of Las Cruces, N. M.; by two brothers, C. L. Wilson of Kansas City, Mo., and W. A. Wilson of Canton; and by three great-granddaughters.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov. 30, 1976
Submitted by Diane Richards

Mrs. Smotherman

Pallbearers for the Mrs. M. Smotherman services set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel will be Bob Taylor, Ernest Featherstone, Rollin Snethen, M. E. Lake, N. T. Waters, and W. D. Meade.

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Vivian (Westbrook) Albritton
Oct 12, 1872 - Mar 7, 1959

Mrs. Albritton Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. V. Westbrook (H. L.) Albritton, 86, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday afternoon were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Parker, pastor of the Petty’s Chapel Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Albritton had resided on the Petty’s Chapel road northeast of Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, including T. A. (Gill) McWilliams, who had made his home with the Albrittons for many years.

Pallbearers were Lee Carl, J. N. Garitty, L. G. Palmer, Earl Presley, Leslie White, David Ralston and Hubert Wooley.

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E. Mae (Couch) Brackeen
Dec 15, 1883 - Apr 18, 1954

Monday Services For Mrs. Brackeen

Mrs. J. M. Brackeen, 70, 733 West First avenue, died Sunday afternoon in Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are her husband J. M. Brackeen, Corsicana; two sons, Woodrow and James Brackeen, both of Corsicana, six daughters, Mrs. Lee Mason and Mrs. Lottie Davis, both of Altus, Okla.; Mrs. Bernard McGee, Orange; Mrs. Ed Landon, Norman, Okla.; and Miss Ruth Brackeen, Wichita Falls; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, four brothers and five sisters.

Pallbearers were J. R. Hart, J. A. Sowell, Mack Warren, M. B. George, Ed Sims and L. M. Tatum.

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John M. Brackeen
1879 - Mar 11, 1962

Hold Services J. M. Brackeen

Funeral services for J. M. Brackeen were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with C. B. Holcomb, minister, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Tennessee but a former long-time Corsicana resident, Brackeen died Sunday in Altus, Okla., where he had resided the past eight years. He was 82.

He was a retired tree surgeon and resided in Corsicana about 40 years before moving to Oklahoma.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lee Mason and Miss Lottie Brackeen, both of Altus, Okla.; Mrs. Ruth Walker, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Ed Landen, Norman, Okla., and Mrs. Zelma McGee, Orange; one son, Woodrow Brackeen, Corsicana; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Bush, J. R. Hart, M. B. George, C. F. Dominy, Joe Holley and Raymond Gunter.

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Ida Marie (Sheets) Graham
Jan 7, 1870 - Aug 11, 1954

Rites Thursday For Mrs. Graham

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Graham, 84, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Cato Shearer, Kerens Church of Christ minister.

A native of Indiana, Mrs. Graham had resided here a number of years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. C. E. Smith, Athens, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. W. K. Logsdon, W. O. Odom, Harry Clowe, George Hutson, James Gordon and J. H. Gibson.

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Walter Leslie King
Nov 14, 1901 - Apr 4, 1961

Walter King Services Held

Funeral services for Walter (Hoss) King, 59, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, Missionary Baptist church pastor, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Corsicana, King died Tuesday in Memorial hospital. He was a pipefitter.

Survivors include his mother of Corsicana; one brother, J. W. King; three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Puckett and Mrs. H. O. Valentine, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. O. L. Rainey, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. T. Glasgow, Rufus Pevehouse, W. A. Massey, W. L. Henderson, Fullwood Boyd and Earl Boyd.

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Sarah Etta Yates
Nov 11, 1901 - Nov 21, 1954

Miss Etta Yates Services Monday

Miss Sarah Etta Yates, 53, life-long resident of Corsicana, died Sunday morning at her home, 616 South Sixteenth street following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary Mills, Corsicana; two brothers, Dave Yates, Corsicana, and J. L. Yates, Waco; a niece, Niva Sue Yates, Waco; two nephews, David W. Yates, Waco, and Gene Brown, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a great nephew, Gene Brown, II, Colorado Springs, Colo., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. K. Carraway, Frank Warfield, Earl Smalling, Paul Miller, Buck Copeland, C. L. Flynn, C. N. Jenkins and E. A. Patterson.

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Dorothy Helen (Davis) King
Jun 28, 1933 - Mar 21, 2017
 
Dorothy Helen King, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Corsicana. She was born June 28, 1933 in Corsicana to Willie Edward Davis and Ruby Price Davis.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe King, one sister and four brothers.
She is survived by her son, Kevin King of Corsicana; one sister, Bonnie Gregory of Corsicana; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and countless friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be 10:00 am Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Oliphant, Grady Manning, Ricky Rogers, Kevin King and Eddie Gregory.
 

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Roscoe H. King; d/o Willie Edward Davis & Ruby (Price) David

Ima Lee (Brannon) King
Oct 5, 1920 - Jul 12, 2019
 
Ima Lee Brannon King, 98, a longtime Corsicana resident passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Twilight Nursing Home and Rehabilitation.

Ima Lee was born on October 5, 1920, in Axtell, Texas, to the late Charlie Henry and Jesse Lee Garrett Brannon.

She lived most of her life in Corsicana where she met Edgar Tyson King. They were married on July 3, 1941, and were married for 62 years. From a very young age, she worked rolling hot tamales for her step-father, Will Carpenter. She was a long-time employee of the Collin Street Bakery.

Ima Lee loved to watch all types of sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers, but her favorite sporting activities to watch were those in which her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participated. She was also a fan of wrestling, and she enjoyed working puzzles and playing scrabble.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Eddie King, Jr.; son-in-law, Charles "Lum" Renfro; four brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Ann (King) Renfro, of Dawson; daughter-in-law, Brenda King, of Tyler; sister, Polly Mullins, of Greenville; brother, Billy Joe Carpenter, of New Jersey; sister-in-law, Betty Carpenter, of Corsicana; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved granddog, Charley Rufus.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Twilight Home, Mercy Hospice and Jan Burnett for their support and compassionate care.

Visitation with the family will held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with the funeral service immediately following at 11:00 with Ms. Joy Fattori officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Serving as Mrs. King’s pallbearers will be her grandsons; Colin “Bud” Renfro, Darren Renfro, Lance King, Chad King, and great-grandsons; Nick Renfro and Chance King.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Edgar Tyson King d/o Charlie Henry Brannon and Jesse Lee (Garrett) Brannon-Carpenter

John Etheridge King, Sr.
Mar 11, 1902 - Feb 27, 1961

Etheridge King Rites Thursday

Final rites for J. Etheridge King, 58, who died in Memorial hospital Monday night, were held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The services were conducted by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which King was a steward, and Rev. George Lunday, associate pastor.

King was president of the Corsicana Lions club and formerly was president of the Corsicana Dads Club. He had served on the YMCA board and participated in other civic organizations. He was connected with Bethlehem Supply company plant here for a number of years.

A native of Kerens, he had resided her 39 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Lt. John E. King, Jr., staff member at the U. S. Navy academy, Annapolis, Md., and Lt. (jg) Hugh King, U. S. Navy; a grandson, John Etheridge King III, Annapolis, Md.; father Frank M. King, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. C. R. Browning, Dallas; Mrs. Jenks Smith, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Inez Vickers, El Paso, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dave Kelton, Joe Tate, H. W. Regester, J. Floyd Smith, W. M. Hurley, L. R. Estes, L. E. Riley and G. E. Mershawn.

Honorary pallbearers were the Lions Club members.

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John William “Johnny” King
May 7, 1892 - Jan 14, 1963

Hold Services Johnny King

Funeral services for John W. (Johnny) King, 70, retired Magnolia employe, who died Monday morning in Memorial Hospital, were to be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church and Rev. L. B. Fowler, Baptist minister. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie King, Corsicana; two sons, William Leslie King, Beaumont, and Wesley Eugene King, Los Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. Norma McClendon, Houston; mother, Mrs. Kate Hoffman, Corsicana; two stepsons, Elbert O. Prince, Corsicana, and James Alvin Prince, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence Puckett, Corsicana; Mrs. Rose Haney, Houston, and Mrs. Horace Valentine, Corsicana; 18 nieces and nephews, five stepgrandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be J. E. Deming, James Doolen, George Chapell, Marvin Fannin, Jimmie Gordon, Willie Harmon, Earl Miles and Therbert Percival.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 15, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Texia Artella (Starks) King 2nd wife Carrie (Henderson) Prince-King; s/o Frank Mitchell King & Katherine “Kate” (Hoffman) King

Bertie Lucindy (Duncan) Roberts
Sep 1, 1885 - Jun 20, 1954

Monday Services For Mrs. Roberts

Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Roberts, 68, who died at the family home, 421 North Forty-Fifth street, Sunday following an extended illness, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

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

Mrs. Roberts was a native of Athens.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Thomas E. Roberts; a granddaughter, Barbara Roberts, and a brother, Alonzo Duncan, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 22, 1954
  • submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jessie Harper Roberts married Aug 13, 1905; d/o Joseph David “Joe” Duncan & Sarah Elizabeth (Melton) Duncan

Jessie Harper Roberts
Dec 16, 1888 - Dec 22, 1964

J. H. Roberts Dies Monday

J. H. Roberts, 76, Corsicana resident 31 years, formerly in the planning mill and hatchery business, died in Memorial hospital Monday night.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Thurman Robert, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Mrs. J. I. Mikels, Irving; a great-grandson, a sister, Mrs. Bessie Dunnington, Peoria, Ill., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be James King, J. R. Roberts, Charles King, Fred Roberts, Nolan Barker, Raymond Hood, Sidney Nowell, Grady Lancaster and Horton Roberts.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 29, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Bertie Lucindy (Duncan) Roberts married Aug 13, 1905 2nd wife John Labelle (Jones) King-Roberts; s/o G. Hale Roberts & Sallie (Eads) Roberts

John Labelle (Jones) King-Roberts
Feb 5, 1892 - Jan 16, 1972

Mrs. Roberts

Mrs. LaBelle King Roberts, 79, died Jan. 16 in Melhaven Convalescent Home.

She was a native of Oklahoma and had lived in Corsicana for the past 20 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the West Side Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, James King, Van King and Charles King, all of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Melba Wood of Athens.

Pallbearers will be Van Donald King, Mike King, Ronald King, Robert King, Kenneth Stone, Terry Stewart, Monte Freeman, and David Wansley.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan. 17, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Charlie C. King 2nd husband Jessie Harper Roberts; d/o John Henry Jones & Elizabeth Martin “Bessie” (Davis) Jones

Charlie C. King
Mar 8, 1884 - May 1, 1954

Charlie C. King Services Sunday

Funeral services for Charlie C. King, 70, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

King, a former employe of an oil company in Corsicana, was repairing an electric water pump on his farm 12 miles west of Corsicana in the Drane community when he came in contact with a 110-volt electric wire. An ambulance was summoned after he had been pulled away from the pump.

Born at Thornton, March 8, 1884, King resided here until he moved to his farm about 15 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. LaBelle King, Drane; a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Curtis, Corsicana; three sons, James O. and Van D. King, both Corsicana merchants, and S.Sgt. Chas. King, U. S. Air Forces, Biloxi, Miss.; three brothers, Dave King, Marlin; John King, Thornton and Oscar King, Groesbeck, and eight grandchildren.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Agnes Elizabeth King
Aug. 27, 1897 - Dec. 13, 1970

King Rites Set Tuesday

Miss Agnes King, 73, Red Oak, a retired school teacher who formerly taught both in Corsicana and Houston, died Sunday in Kaufman. She was a member of the Christian Church.

Graveside rites and burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Hailey officiating. Corley Funeral Home will conduct.

She is survived by three brothers, W. J. (Bill) King of Red Oak, and Robert and A. George King, both of Fort Worth.

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Mattie (Shankle) Smith
Sep 3, 1883 - Dec 31, 1954

Mrs. A. G. Smith Expires Suddenly, Rites Saturday

Mrs. A. G. Smith, 71, long-time Corsicana resident, died of a heart attack at the family home, 1419 West Fifth Avenue, about 1 a.m. Friday following an hour’s illness.

Mrs. Smith had long been an active member of the First Baptist church. She was a native Texan.

Surviving are her husband, a retired gin operator, Corsicana; a son, Ray Smith, Mexico City, Mexico; four daughters, Mrs. Joe Miller Jefferson, Lubbock; Mrs. Doris Lewis, Mexia; Mrs. Gladys Booher, Dallas; Mrs. Jean Jones, Burlingame, California; a grandson, Joe Miller Jefferson, Jr., Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. Tom Coleman, Dallas; a brother, Will Shankle, Curry, Texas, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Deen Allen, Gerald McClung, Hood Cheney, Roy Bristow, Charles H. Allen, John B. Davis, Allison Jones and Elliott Middleton.

McCammon will direct.

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Alvin Guston Smith
Apr 28, 1881 - Apr 14, 1956

Funeral Services For A. G. Smith Are Held Monday

Funeral services for A. G. Smith, 75, retired ginner, 1419 West Fourth avenue, who died in Ennis Municipal Hospital Saturday night, were held from the First Baptist church Monday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the church of which he was a long-time member and deacon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Smith was critically injured Sunday, April 8, when his car figured in a head-on collision with one occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Langley of Ennis on Highway 75 between Ennis and Alma about 5:30 p.m. He suffered internal injuries, several broken ribs, and considerable shock, followed by a heart attack Friday night.

A native of Kaufman county, Smith had resided in Corsicana 39 years and was a ginner until his retirement several years ago.

The body lay in state at the First Baptist church from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

Surviving are a son, Ray Smith, Mexico City; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Booher, Dallas; Mrs. Doris Lewis, Mexia; Mrs. Lillian Jefferson, Lubbock, and Mrs. Jean Jones, Burlingame, Calif.; a grandson, Joe M. Jefferson, Jr., Lubbock, and Mrs. Jean Jones, Burlingame, Calif.; a grandson, Joe M. Jefferson, Jr., Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. Maud Shankle, Clinton, Iowa, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Bristow, John B. Davis, Charles H. Allen, Hood Cheney, Tillson Jones, Jesse R. Howell, A. G. Elliott and Olen Coleman.

Honorary pallbearers were the board of deacons and Business Men’s Sunday School class members.

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William Tucker Johnston
Mar 28, 1862 - Oct 27, 1954

Wm. T. Johnston Services Friday

Funeral services for Wm. T. Johnston, 92, long-time Navarro county resident, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church.

A native of Tennessee, Johnston had resided in Texas 75 years, most of the time in Navarro county. Before moving to Corsicana 14 years ago, he was a farmer and ginner at Powell for many years.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Johnnie McFadden, Corsicana; Andrew Johnston, Orange; Mrs. Ethel Johnston, St. Louis; Rowland W. Johnston, San Antonio; Mrs. Charles Hervey, San Benito; Carl Johnston, Houston, and Miss Bess Johnston, Dallas; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Stanalin, Oklahoma City, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Alex McKinney, R. L. Jones, Fritz Kenner, Jess Megarity, C. O. Currington and Sam Anderson.

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Worth Arthur Johnston
Nov 13, 1880 - Mar 21, 1964

Arthur Johnson Rites Monday

Arthur Johnston, 83, retired, 618 West Second avenue, died in the Evergreen Rest Home early Sunday morning.

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

Native of Eureka, he retired from employment with the Standard Oil Company of California about 15 years ago.

Surviving are a brother, Worth Johnston, Eureka; a sister, Mrs. Byrd Willard, Corsican and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Lena Moses (Doggett) Baker
Jan 21, 1890 - May 19, 1959

Mrs. Joe Baker Rites Are Held

Funeral services were held from the McCammon funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Lena Baker, wife of Joe L. Baker, who died at the age of 69 Tuesday morning following an extended illness. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Regenald Beaver, minister of North Beaton Church of Christ, conducted, along with Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Pallbearers were H. J. Powell, Walter Dycus, Marshall Tatum, Fred Bunch, Norman Chambers, and A. B. Dickey.

Mrs. Baker lived at 1927 West Second avenue. She was a native of Tennessee but had spent most of her life in Navarro County.

The survivors include the husband; a son, Charles K. Baker, Mexico City; a brother, Clyde Doggett; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Wisdom and Mrs. Mattie Orr, all of Tennessee; and other relatives.

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Lillie Mae (Capehart) DeChaume-Baker
Sep 12, 1926 - Sep 6, 2019
 
Lillie Mae (Capehart) Baker, 92, of Arlington, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 in a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Terry Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 13 at the funeral home.

Lillie was born September 12, 1926 in Paris, Texas to W.H and Mae (Hodges) Capehart. She grew up in the Corsicana area and was a homemaker and member of Retta Baptist Church in Burleson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde Baker; a sister, Nora Mae Dechaume; six children, Carl Christopher, Travis DeChaume, Jody DeChaume, Pauline Schultz, Don “Rudy” Schultz and Amanda Coker and four grandchildren, Latricia Ann, Kathy Lynn, Anita DaNae "Nina" and Lillian Rae "Dinky".

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Akers of Caledonia, Missouri; 14 grandchildren, Ronnie Allen, Carla Marie, Jason Edwards, Judy Carol, Jamie Lee, Sandra Jean, Paula Kay, Tracy Lynn, Deborah Kay, Angela Christine, Donnie Allen, Tania Jean, Angela Pauline “Pooh Bear” and Charisma Jean; 46 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren and other extended family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be C.W. Schultz, Keith Thompson, Justin Thompson, Ben Thompson, Shane Goff and Robert Naese.

Notes:

  • Wade Funeral Home Hubbard, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Luke DeChaume 2nd husband Clyde Allen Baker; d/o W. H. Capehart & Mae (Hodges) Capehart

Carolin Inez (Grace) Rogers
Jul 20, 1953 - Oct 29, 2020
 
Carolin (Grace) Rogers, 67, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed from this earth on Thursday, October 29, 2020 with family by her side.
Carol loved with all her heart and was always there for her family and friends. She will dearly be missed and always remembered. On Thursday, Carol gained her wings and joined her parents Raymond and Jean Grace, along with other extended family and friends that have gone on before her.
Her loving family that she leaves behind are: husband of 45 years, James Rogers; sons: Danny Rogers and wife Leticia, Chad Rogers and wife Tina; brother: Coy Grace and wife Felicia; grandchildren: Tyler Rogers and wife Elizabeth, Jamie Rogers, Hunter Rogers, Joey Rogers, Joshua Fountain, Jordan Fountain, Libby McNabb, Stetson Shirley and Sky Shirley; great-grandchildren: Darrell Rogers, Lukas Rogers, and Cara Fountain. Carol's love and care will also be carried on by her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and friends.
Graveside Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Donald Ray Jock
Jul 30, 1946 - Nov 16, 2020
 
Donald Ray Jock was born July 30, 1946, and left his Earthly home to dwell in Heaven on November 16, 2020, surrounded by love and prayers.
Don was raised in Kerens by his parents Charlie Edward Jock and Nannie B. Hemby Jock and graduated Kerens High School in 1964. He was raised to work hard. He joined the United States Air Force shortly after graduation where he served as an aircraft mechanic until his honorable discharge. While in the Air Force, Don married the love of his life, Edna Nutt Jock, and they were married 54 years. The couple had two children together, Sherrie and Tracy. His top priority in life was taking care of his family.
Don retired from Texas Power and Light Company before finishing his bachelor's degree at The University of Texas at Tyler. He worked for Corsicana Independent School District and completed his master's degree at Texas A&M Commerce, instructed at Texas State Technical College and also Navarro College and retired a second time. His most rewarding career was retirement with his wife on the farm.
He loved traveling with his wife, sitting with her and drinking coffee on the patio, and working on his farm. The ultimate pastime for Don was watching his children and then his grandchildren in all of their events, whether piano recitals or sporting competitions - he was in attendance. He was blessed with three grandchildren, Raeleigh, Leighton, and Chloe, and they were the light of his life, and he was always following them around to everything and teaching them everything he could.
Throughout his life, he coached his son's little league teams, worked the booster clubs and fields for the kids, and dedicated many hours to Mildred Little League. Don was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years, where he was a deacon of the congregation. Don was the chaplain of the Eureka Masonic Lodge #1060 and a past Worshipful Master.
Don leaves behind many friends and family members, each of whom he cherished dearly and always respected, and they loved and respected him, as well. He will be deeply missed by all.
Don is survived by his beloved wife, Edna, his daughter and son-in-law, Sherrie and Sean Kays; his son and daughter-in-law, Tracy and Dawn Jock; grandchildren, Raeleigh Lang and husband, David Lang; Leighton Jock and Chloe Jock. He is also survived by his sister, Grace Shuck.
He is preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Nannie B Jock, his sisters Evelyn Combs, Pauline Bass, Louise Tackett, and Darlene Stacey, and his brother, Charlie Ray Jock.
Serving as pallbearers for Don will be his grandson, Leighton Jock; his nephews, Randy Tackett, Mike Thompson, Charles 'Bubba' Bass, Greg Stacey, and Chris Jock. His honorary pallbearers will also be his nephews Matt Jenkins, Mark Lee, and Bryan Nutt.
A visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas, followed by a graveside service at Eureka Cemetery at 1 p.m.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Patricia (Nickey) Perritt
Jan 12, 1953 - Oct 30, 2020
 
Pat was an extraordinarily gifted and loving woman. After graduating from UTA with a business degree, she worked for Tom Thumb for 20 years as a product buyer manager. After retiring from Tom Thumb, her interest in data analysis, took her to the AC Nielsen Corp. At Nielsen, she became a product data analysis and a special client project coordinator.
In 1986, Pat married the love of her life Jack C. Perritt. After Jack retired from the Dallas Police Department, in 2005, they proceeded to build a beautiful retirement home on Richland Chambers Lake and lived the dream they had worked so hard for. Pat continued working part time for the AC Nielsen company as a special project coordinator, which she loved doing from their dream home.
Pat was deeply interested in bird wildlife and especially the variety of species around the lake area. She worked at gourmet cooking and loved sharing her extraordinary meals with family and good friends. Being an avid reader, she never stopped learning or trying to better herself in life. Additionally, she believed in good physical health and worked out religiously; walking three miles a day come sunshine or rain, and them hitting her hand weights.
Her husband Jack said she was the love of his life and the jewel in his heart. They enjoyed their time at the lake, but they also loved traveling and together, they saw much of the world. Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, and the Grand Teton National Park were her favorites.
She is survived by her husband Jack, sons Jack and Richard, and her dear brother Doug Nickey. Additionally, there are nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great grandsons, she adored and loved them all. She was the kind of person that made everyone around her a better people in life. Her radiant beauty and tender heart will be sorely missed.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
 

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Virgie Lee (Cox) Orr
Aug 28, 1937 - Dec 9, 2020

Here is Virgie Orr’s obituary. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Virgie Orr of Kerens, Texas, born in Athens, Texas, who passed away on December 9, 2020 at the age of 83. Family and friends are welcome to send flowers or leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

She was predeceased by : her sister Lottie Faye. She is survived by : her husband D. L. "Gooley" Orr; her daughter Debi Orr Gullette; her grandson Arik Gullette (Randi); her great grandchildren, Xavier, Vian and Soli; her sister Dorothy Arthus; and her nephews, Billy Flippo, Eddie Arthus and Ricky Flippo.

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Virgie Lee Cox Orr, 83 of Kerens, born on Saturday, August 28, 1937 in Athens, Texas to Nathan Lee Cox and Bonnie Olive Cox. She graduated from Athens High School and went on to receive a Bachelor and Master degrees from Baylor University. She obtained her Real Estate Salesman License in August of 1978 and her broker license in December 1980. She taught and served as Counselor and administrative assistant to the Superintendent of Malakoff ISD for 20 years.
Virgie enjoyed being in the real estate business and she had a great respect for the real estate profession because of the high ethics it holds. She and her husband Gooley were very active in the Texas and National Association of realtors. She served as President of the Navarro County Board of realtors and also as President of Texas Chapter 22 the Realtors Land Institute. At the National Level she served on several committees for a number of years. Virgie was a National Director from Texas for several years. Her life had lots of happy days.
On December 9, 2020, Virgie left this world to begin her heavenly journey and will be missed by all.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Lottie Faye.
Mrs. Orr is survived by her husband of 61 years, D. L. "Gooley" Orr; daughter, Debi Orr Gullette; grandson, Arik Gullette and wife Randi; three great grandchildren, Xavier, Vian and Soli; sister, Dorothy Arthus; three nephews, Billy Flippo, Eddie Arthus and Ricky Flippo.
The family will host visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 13.
Graveside service will be Monday, December 14, 2020 at Kerens Cemetery with Bobby Bain officiating.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 11, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o D.L. "Gooley" Orr; d/o Nathan Lee Cox & Bonnie Olive Cox

Jewell Faye (Gotcher) Rutherford
Aug 13, 1928 - Dec 8, 2020

Jewell Rutherford Obituary
Here is Jewell Rutherford’s obituary. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Jewell Rutherford of Kerens, Texas, born in Powell, Texas, who passed away on December 8, 2020, at the age of 92, leaving to mourn family and friends. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Jewell Rutherford or send a beautiful flower arrangement to the funeral service.

She was predeceased by : her parents, Newell Gotcher and Belle Thomason Gotcher; her husband W. S. "Doc" Rutherford; and her grandson Justin Perry. She is survived by : her daughters, Patti Perry (Terry) of Terrell and Pam Witt (John) of Littleton, Colorado; her grandchildren, Clint Perry, Callie Scott, Carly Jones and Jared Witt; and her great grandchildren, Tucker Scott, Natalie Jones and Lacey Jones.

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Jewell Rutherford, 92 of Kerens, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Epic Nursing Home.
She was born on Monday, August 13, 1928 in Powell, Texas to Newell Gotcher and Belle Thomason Gotcher.
Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Paschal Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Prairie Point Cemetery with Brian Lowe and Jimmy Glenn officiating.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, W. S. "Doc" Rutherford and grandchild, Justin Perry.
Mrs. Rutherford is survived by daughter, Patti Perry & husband Terry of Terrell; grandchildren, Clint Perry and Callie Scott; great grandchild, Tucker Scott; daughter, Pam Witt & husband John of Littleton, Colorado; grandchildren, Carly Jones and Jared Witt; great grandchildren, Natalie Jones and Lacey Jones.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Joan (Rutherford) McClendon
Apr 20, 1936 - Dec 4, 2020

JOAN'S OBITUARY
Joan McClendon passed away December 4, 2020, at the age of 84.

Joan was born April 20, 1936 in Kerens, Texas to Odie and Jimmie Rutherford. Her father Odie worked as a farmer and for the highway department, while her mother took care of things at home. Growing up with her sisters Vivian and Vera, who were fraternal twins, Joan was a daddy’s girl who helped her daddy work in the cotton fields. She was raised in Powell, Texas.

A devoted and loving mother to her son Derrell, Joan was always taking care of her family. Her son, granddaughter and great-grandchildren were the focus of her life. Joan worked for Jet Co Chemicals as a bookkeeper for twenty years, where her very organized nature served her well. She was so organized, Joan took care of her family’s necessary paperwork and taxes year after year.

A lifelong member of Powell Baptist Church, Joan loved to sing gospel music. In her free time, Joan enjoyed traveling, playing 42 dominoes, and spending time with her family. She was always glad to help out with her great-grandchildren.

Joan leaves behind her son Derrell McClendon and his wife Brenda Farmer, granddaughter Kristin McClendon and her great-grandchildren Katelyn Pennington and Tyler McClendon.

To honor her life, Joan’s family has planned a visitation for Monday, December 7 from 5-7 PM at Corley Funeral Home, with a funeral service for Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 1 PM at Corley Funeral Home.

Travis Wayne Townley
Aug 4, 1957 - Aug 4, 1957

Townley Infant Services Monday

Travis Wayne Townley, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Townley, 620 West Eleventh avenue, died Sunday morning in Memorial Hospital.

Graveside rites will be conducted Monday at 4 p.m. at the Alligator cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Ann and Linda Townley, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Townley, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Buchanan, Italy, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Henry Jasper Cockrell
Feb 26, 1861 - May 11, 1946

RITES PLANNED FOR H. R. COCKERELL AT LONG PRAIRIE CHURCH

H. R. Cockrell, aged 76 years, native Texan, died at his home in Kerens Tuesday. Funeral services will be held from the Long Prairie church Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church.

Cockrell was a native of Fairfield, Texas and had resided in Eastern Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Gowan, Kerens; a step-son, Harry Harp, Ennis; two brothers, Mack Cockrell, Eureka, and Perry Cockrell, Palestine; two sisters, Mrs. Will Hale, Brownsboro and Mrs. George Wyatt, Ingleside, Calif.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep. 4, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sophronia Elizabeth (Paul) Harp-Cockrell; s/o George William Cockrell & Marth Ann (Swain) Cockrell
  • Newspaper date is Sep. 4, 1946 - Death Certificate says May 11, 1946

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