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George Weldon Baker
Aug 7, 1907 - Feb 17, 1976

G. W. Baker

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for G. W. Baker, 68, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Solon Bailey Sr. and The Rev. Chris Atterberry were to officiate with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery. He was a native of Navarro County and retired cement contractor.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Alva Baker of Corsicana; a son, Bob Baker of Quincy, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Skeen of Irving; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers, Lawrence Baker of Henderson, Charles Baker and Preston Baker both of Victoria; a sister, Mrs. May Bryant of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were to be John Brewer, Luther Tanner, Eddie Nevill, Solon Bailey, Jr., J. L. McCollum, T. J. Glasgow, Roland Sherrard Sr., and Clyde Jock.

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Horace Raymond Baker
Jun 13, 1933 - Sep 23, 1971

H. R. Baker

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home for H. R. Baker of Des Moines, Iowa, who died Thursday in Montezuma, Iowa.

A former assistant county agent for Navarro County, he is survived by his widow of Des Moines, the former Barbara Jane Duke of Corsicana; three sons, Ben and Alan Baker of Des Moines and Raymond Baker of Dallas; one daughter, Kathy Baker of Dallas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Baker of Irving; and one brother, Fred Baker of Shallowater, Texas.

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H. R. Baker

Services for H. R. Baker are set for Monday at 2 p.m. at Corley’s Funeral Home.

Burial is to be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A former assistant county agent for Navarro County, he is survived by his widow of Des Moines, three sons, Ben and Alan Baker of Des Moines and Raymond Baker of Dallas; one daughter, Kathy Baker of Dallas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Baker of Irving; and one brother, Fred Baker of Shallowater.

Pallbearers include Tommy Watkins, Gerald York, Albrey Drane, Monty Brazell, Billy McDonald and Sammy White.

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Josephine “Josie” (Colwell) White-Baker
Aug 15, 1885 - Feb 7, 1974

Mrs. Baker

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Josie Baker, 88, Longview, who died Thursday in Longview. The Rev. Kenneth Haley officiated at the burial rites which followed funeral services Saturday in Longview. Corley’s was in charge of local arrangements.

She was a sister of Mrs. Eunice Hagins of Corsicana.

Other survivors are a son, John C. White, Longview; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Anderson, Longview; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 10, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James Henry White 2nd husband James Tillman Baker; d/o John Albert Colwell & Josephine (Seargeant) Colwell

Josiah Lafeyette Baker
Apr 13, 1884 - Jan 25, 1962

Hold Services For J. L. Baker

Final rites for J. L. Baker, 77, retired farmer, native of Navarro county, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. He died in Memorial hospital Thursday following a short illness.

The services were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, and Reginald Beaver, minister of the North Beaton Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Charles Baker and two granddaughter, Linda and Gelene Baker, all of Bryan; a sister, Mrs. Lottie Farmer, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arthur Weeks, Clarence Pevehouse, Ernest Douglas, Norman Chambers, Joe Farmer and Fred Bunch.

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James Knox Parr, Atty.
Sep 1, 1863 - Feb 17, 1954

J. K. Parr Rites Here Thursday

Graveside rites were held at Oakwood cemetery here Thursday at 4 p.m. for James Knox Parr, 90 of Hillsboro, who died in Dallas Wednesday morning following an illness of several years.

Services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Hillsboro with Rev. Joe Patterson of Mexia, Rev. Warren A. Flynn and Rev. J. W. W. Schuler, both of Hillsboro in charge.

Parr, an attorney, and one of the founders of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, came to Hillsboro from Tennessee in 1894. He later received a law degree from the University of Virginia and taught school at Troop.

He served as a member of the school board, taught school, was city attorney, and leader of the Prohibition Party in Hillsboro when Hill county voted dry. He was an active member of the First Methodist church in Hillsboro.

Surviving are his wife the former Miss Annie Halbert, Corsicana, of Hillsboro; five children, Mrs. Ruth Davis, Hillsboro; Knox Parr, Amarillo; Mrs. Mary Lena Shelton, Houston; Josh Halbert Parr, Odessa; Miss Frances Parr, Dallas; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a brother, H. E. Chiles, Hillsboro; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Chiles McElrath, Houston, and other relatives.

Burial was on the Halbert lot in Oakwood Cemetery.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb 18, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (one of the founders of Southern Methodist University, Dallas) 1st wife Maud (Drane) Parr married Jun. 1, 1898 2nd wife Annie (Halbert) Parr married Jun. 14, 1910 s/o Thomas Jefferson Parr and Isabella (Edmonds/Walker) Parr-Chiles (death certificate has s/o Moses Parr and Belle (Edmonds) another source says mother’s maiden name is Walker)

Thomas Walter Baker
Mar 20, 1887 - Jul 1, 1954

Former Resident Services Friday

Funeral services for Thomas Walter Baker, native of Corsicana held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Marrs-Munday-Quill Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery here at 1 p.m. Friday.

The rites in Dallas were conducted by Rev. H. Kerr Taylor, while the Oak Cliff Lodge No. 705 A. F. and A. M., had the graveside services here.

Baker a former employe of the Tatum and Cunningham company here, died in Dallas Thursday.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jane B. Johnson and Miss Alma Baker, both of Dallas; an uncle, Sam Spikes, Corsicana; and Mrs. Dan Bell, Barry, and other relatives.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

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Alma Baker
Aug 18, 1898 - Sep 19, 1961

Plan Services For Miss Baker

Miss Alma Baker, native of Corsicana, long-time Dallas resident, died in Dallas Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Marr-Mundy-Quill Funeral Chapel in Dallas Friday at 11 a.m. with graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery here Friday at 2 p.m.

Miss Baker was connected with the Everts Jewelry Co. for many years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jane Johnson, Dallas, and several nieces and nephews.

McCammon will direct local arrangements.

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Charles A. Baker
Sep 28, 1875 - Jun 7, 1955

Charles A. Baker Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Charles A. Baker, 79, former Corsicana resident, who died in Lancaster Tuesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor of the First Christian church.

Baker was employed at the Walton Furniture Company for a number of years before he moved to Wilmer, Dallas county, about 25 years ago.

Baker was a long-time member of the Corsicana Knights of Pythias Lodge.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. W. W. White; two nieces, Mrs. W. H. Caswell and Mrs. Turner Walker and a nephew, James W. White, all of Beaumont.

Pallbearers were T. J. Walton, L. M. Morton, Gabe Goldberg, Herbert Varley, J. A. Fullerton, Farley McCarver, August Wendorf and W. E. Bowman.

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Frank Jefferson Sikes
Dec 15, 1894 - Jun 25, 1954

Former Resident Services Sunday

Funeral services for Frank J. Sikes, 58, formerly of Corsicana who died in Dallas Friday, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Margaret Sikes, Dallas; two brothers, J. W. Sikes, Montezuma, Ga., and Basil D. Sikes, Sundown; two sisters, Mrs. Cozette Griffin, Dallas, and Mrs. Annette Mims, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. B. Peacock, V. A. Griffin, Henry B. Sikes, Jr., E. W. O’Daniel, Jack Matthews and Edgar Emmons.

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Cliff Donaho
Aug 1, 1884 - Oct 3, 1954

Cliff Donoho Expires Sunday

Cliff Donoho, 70, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services were hold from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Mission.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Maudie Martin, Longview.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct. 4, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (death certificate says Cliff Donaho—sister Maudie Martin is Maud Muller (Donaho) Martin married Joseph J. Martin Feb. 7, 1907 in Navarro county)

Oliver Dennan Holmes, Sr.
Aug 25, 1881 - Mar 27, 1954

Monday Services For O. D. Holmes

O. D. Holmes, 73, retired Magnolia Petroleum Company employe, native of Corsicana, died in Kilgore Saturday night.

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

The rites were conducted by dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife of Kilgore; a son, Oliver Dennan Holmes, Jr., Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Chandler, San Bernardino, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. A. Hayes Bonner, Corsicana, and Mrs. D. A. Nichols, Colorado Springs, Colo.,; four brothers, Frank Holmes, Corsicana; W. L., R. L., and H. G. Holmes, all of Dallas and other relatives.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Holmes, pioneer Corsicana residents.

Pallbearers were H. E. Smalling, Brice Bonner, Harry Gardner, Elliott Odin, Kilgore; Hoyt Law, Kilgore, Orin F. Warner.

The Masonic Lodge had charge of the graveside rites.

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Annie Maude (Pugh) Holmes
Oct 7, 1895 - Nov 23, 1965

Mrs. Holmes Of Dallas Dies

Mrs. Annie Maud Holmes, 70, native of Corsicana, but long-time Dallas resident, died in Dallas Monday.

Mrs. Holmes was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stone Pugh of Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Surviving are her husband Henry G. Holmes, Sr.; two sons, Charles D. and Henry G. Holmes, Jr.; five grandchildren, a brother, C. Clifton Pugh, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

Corley will direct local arrangements while Smith and Lamar are in charge of Dallas rites.

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Francis Marion “Frank” Holmes, Jr.
Oct 23, 1883 - Jan 31, 1966

Frank Holmes Services Held Here Monday

Frank M. Holmes, 82, native of Corsicana, retired accountant, resident of the Navarro Hotel for many years, died in Memorial hospital Monday morning.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which Holmes was a member.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe Huffstutler, Tyler; two grandsons, Knox and David Henderson, both of Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. D. A. Nichols and Mrs. A. H. Bonner, both of Corsicana, and two brothers, R. L. and H. G. Holmes, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. A. Nichols, Will Hashop, Earl Bonner, John B. Davis, Hayes Bonner, Robert Boyd and Robert Wheelock.

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Denton Ashley Nichols
Apr 7, 1891 - Mar 27, 1974

D. A. Nichols

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Denton A. Nichols, 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Corsicana, resident of Colorado Springs for 40 years, a retired employe of a lumber industry, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He had lived in Corsicana for the past 15 years.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

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D. A. Nichols

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Denton A. Nichols, 83, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Jack Riley Will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

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Mary Evelyn (Tyner) Nichols
Feb 12, 1882 - Nov 19, 1975

Mrs. Nichols

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mary Nichols, 93, of Corsicana. Mrs. Nichols passed away Wednesday in Twilight Home. The Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Nichols was a native of Navarro County and lived in Corsicana since 1930. She is survived by one son, C. L. Nichols of Dallas; two granddaughters, Mrs. Jeanine Lederman and Mrs. Joyce Heaton of Dallas; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Albert Tyner; and three nephews.

Pallbearers will be Don Lederman, Gary Lederman, Jack Heaton Sr., Jack Heaton, Jr, Chris Heaton, Jerry Tyner, J. W. Hall and W. C. Galloway.

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Annie George (Holmes) Nichols
Jun 14, 1893 - Jan 13, 1977

Mrs. Nichols

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Oakwood cemetery for Mrs. Annie George Nichols, 83, resident of Clute and former resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Clute. The Rev. Eugen Wood was to officiate. Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Zion Rest and lived in Clute 2 ½ years.

Her husband D. A. Nichols preceded her in death in 1973.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews including Mrs. Robert Boyd of Corsicana, Mrs. T. E. Fluker of Lake Jackson, Mrs. A. M. Hughes of Arlington, Mrs. Jeff Wommack of Kilgore and Andrew Bonner of Odessa.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Pearl McDaniel is:

Araminta Pearl (McCammon) McDaniel
Dec 2, 1878 - Nov 1, 1959

Mrs. McDaniel Dies At Ennis

Mrs. Pearl McDaniel, 80, widow of the late J. V. McDaniel of Corsicana, died in the IOOF Home for the Aged in Ennis Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Albert J. Williams, Dallas and Mrs. May B. Brant, Denver Colo.; a son, James L. McDaniel, Los Angeles; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Edgar T. Wareing, Corsicana, and a number of nieces , nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel and will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, but arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon pending arrival of relatives.

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Mrs. McDaniel Services Held

Final rites for Mrs. Pearl McDaniel, 80, widow of the late J. V. McDaniel of Corsicana were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Mrs. McDaniel, a member of Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128, died in the IOOF Home for the Aged at Ennis Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Albert J. Williams, Dallas and Mrs. May B. Brant, Denver Colo.; a son, James L. McDaniel, Los Angeles; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Edgar T. Wareing, Corsicana, and a number of nieces , nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Lunn, W. A. McPherson, Jimmy Couch, Paul Davenport, Joe Holley and Frank Ewing.

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Irene (Yielding) Durbin-McDaniel
Aug 18, 1898 - Dec 28, 1977

Mrs. McDaniel

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Irene McDaniel , 79, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Mexia.

The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Walker County and had lived in Corsicana six years.

Survivors include her husband, J. M. McDaniel of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Laura Henderson of Teague; two brothers, Jim Yielding of Teague and Jule Yielding of Tyler, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 29, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Edward B. Durbin married Jun, 23, 1912 2nd husband John Marion McDaniel married Feb. 15, 1920; d/o General Taylor Yielding & Etna Lou (Waldrop) Yielding

Frank George Clampitt
Feb 22, 1914 - May 29, 1971

Clampitt

Funeral services for Mr. Frank G. Clampitt, 57, of Dallas will be at 5:30 p.m. today in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. Bruce Hibbitt will officiate with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Clampitt died Saturday in Dallas.

A member of the Missionary Baptist Church, he was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Mozelle Clampitt of Dallas; one son, Gary Clampitt of Athens, Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Ann Anderson of Athens, Ala.; and Mrs. Frankie Jean Dawson of Aztec, New Mex.; one step-son, Ronnie Price of Dallas; one step-daughter, Mrs. Sharon Robison of Dallas; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Cox of Corsicana and Mrs. R. F. Obriene of Dallas; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers will be Haze Cox, Elbert Cox, Clark Jernigan, Buddy Rash, Raymond Odom, and Watt Myers.

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Silveste Bessie (Reid) Richardson-Grohmann
Apr 3, 1892 - Aug 23, 1954

Mrs. J. B. Nichols, 70, long-time Roane and Corsicana resident, died at her home, 194 Thompson avenue, Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

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

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was the widow of the late J. B. Nichols who operated a dairy here for a number of years.

Surviving are two sons, J. B. Nichols, Houston; and F. R. Nichols, Williamsburg, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. V. L. Nokes, Houston; Mrs. Pleas Henderson, Odessa, and Mrs. Miriam Palmer, Corsicana; a brother, John J. Bryant, Corsicana; a sister, Miss Ellis Bryant, Roane; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Frank Roberson, Glen Palmer, Edwin Hodge, Stanley Palmer, Vernon Nokes, Pleas Henderson, Norman Fleming and Allan Bryant.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 28, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Elbert Wilson Richardson married Jun. 13, 1909 2nd husband unknown Grohmann; d/o Thomas Thornton Reid & Clementine T. (Cox) Reid

Arthur Mitchell “Red” King
May 14, 1912 - Mar 24, 1954

Friday Rites Slated For Drowning Victim

Arthur M. (Red) King, 41, long-time Magnolia Pipeline company employe, drowned in Lake Halbert Thursday at 12:15 p.m. after a boat occupied by King, and a nephew, Sonny King, also of Corsicana, overturned. He went down while swimming to shore about 50 yards from the bank.

The body was recovered at 4 p.m., three hours and 45 minutes later, after parties had been using grappling hooks and other devices.

Body Recovered
Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse said that the body was recovered by Earl Presley and Tommy McClure and A. L. Huffman of the McCammon Funeral Home with grappling hooks in about 15 feet of water. The site was within a few feet of where the nephew said his uncle sank.

The sheriff said Sonny King reported the two men were putting a brush pile in the lake and had rocks in the boat to weight the brush pile. High winds were bothering the operations according to the version related to the officer, and the wooden boat overturned, throwing both men into the water.

They started for shore, the officer was told, and the younger man was ahead when his uncle called: “I don’t believe I can make it.”

The nephew turned around an sought to reach the man in trouble but he sank before he could give him aid.

Attempts Rescue
Swimming to shore and removing his shoes, Sonny King, is reported to have swam back to where his uncle sank, but was unable to reach him. He then spread the alarm.

Fire Chief Howard Bivins and other firemen, city police, county officers, Griffin and Corley ambulance drivers joined Magnolia and other volunteers in a search for the body.

The sheriff said that several boats were dragging grappling hooks in the search and two other parties were preparing to join the rescue work when the body was discovered.

Buck Copeland and Frank Ewing were members of one group.

The accident occurred about 50 yards north of the south side of the lake—east of the old boat-house site.

Corsicana native
King was born at 516 South Twentieth street and had made his home there all of his life.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Ann King, Corsicana High school student; parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. King, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. H. O. Valentine, Mrs. W. T. Gilliam and Mrs. C. C. Puckett, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. O. T. Rainey, Houston; two brothers, J. W. King, Marietta, Okla., and Walter King, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. L. King, J. C. Puckett, Richard Valentine, Sonny King, Billy Gene Gilliam, and Ralph Rainey, all nephews.

The American Red Cross notified the commanding officers of two nephews in the service so they could return home for the rites. The nephews are Bobby Joe Puckett, Camp Wolters, Texas, and Johnny Travis Puckett, Phoenix, Ariz. Johnny Puckett left Phoenix by plane Thursday at 6 a.m. for Dallas en route home.

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Arthur M. King Services Friday

Funeral services for Arthur M. (Red) King, 41, Magnolia employe, who was drowned in Lake Halbert Wednesday after his boat overturned, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, and Rev. J. L. Bridges, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

King and a nephew, Sonny King were placing a brush pile about 50 yards north of the south shore of the city reservoir when the boat overturned. As the two men swam toward the shore, the older man called he was unable to continue and sank. The nephew was unable to rescue the uncle and spread the alarm.

The body was recovered at 4 p.m. by a boat manned by Earl Presley, Tommy McClure and A. L. Huffman.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Ann King, Corsicana High school student; parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. King, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. H. O. Valentine, Mrs. W. T. Gilliam and Mrs. C. C. Puckett, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. O. T. Rainey, Houston; two brothers, J. W. King, Marietta, Okla., and Walter King, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. L. King, J. C. Puckett, Richard Valentine, Sonny King, Billy Gene Gilliam, and Ralph Rainey, all nephews.

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Effie Rebecca (Bryant) Nichols
Sep 9, 1883 - Jan 27, 1954

Mrs. J. B. Nichols Dies Wednesday

Mrs. J. B. Nichols, 70, long-time Roane and Corsicana resident, died at her home, 104 Thompson avenue, Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

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

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was the widow of the late J. B. Nichols who operated a dairy here for a number of years.

Surviving are two sons, J. B. Nichols, Houston; and F. R. Nichols, Williamsburg, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. V. L. Nokes, Houston; Mrs. Pleas Henderson, Odessa, and Mrs. Miriam Palmer, Corsicana; a brother, John J. Bryant, Corsicana; a sister, Miss Ellis Bryant, Roane; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Frank Roberson, Glen Palmer, Edwin Hodge, Stanley Palmer, Vernon Nokes, Pleas Henderson, Norman Fleming and Allan Bryant.

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Mary Etta “Molly” (Lawhon) Upchurch
Dec 26, 1865 - Mar 28, 1954

Mrs. J. S. Upchurch Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Molly Upchurch, 88, widow of the late J. S> Upchurch, who died in an Austin hospital Sunday, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of First Baptist church, of which she was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Native of Ringgold, La., Mrs. Upchurch was married in Coolidge, Limestone county, Texas, to James Simeon Upchurch, Nov. 24, 1881. Prior to moving to Corsicana, 621 West First avenue, 10 years ago, the family had resided in Navarro county for years.

Surviving are a son, Fred Upchurch, Austin attorney; six daughters, Mrs. R. C. Granberry and Mrs. Lena Oden, both of Austin; Mrs. R. L. Holmes and Mrs. Ruth Unruh, both of Dallas; Mrs. W. K. McKelvey, Monroe, La., and Mrs. C. R. Berrian, Borger; 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Jeffress, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were the following grandsons:

Claude Upchurch, Fort Worth; Jimmy Upchurch, Dallas; R. C. Granberry, Corpus Christi; Harry Granberry, Austin; James Holmes, Austin; Fred Holmes, Dallas; J. D. Oden, Waco; Kenneth Oden, Alice and Billy McKelvey, Durbin, South Africa.

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Matilda Grace “Mattie” (Thomas) Upchurch
Jan 14, 1894 - Jul 20, 1977

Mrs. Upchurch

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Tyler for Mrs. Claude Upchurch, 83, former resident of Corsicana and 45 year resident of Tyler, who died Wednesday morning in Dallas.

The Rev. William Shamburger, pastor, will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

She was born in Ringgold, La. and lived in Corsicana 20 years. Her husband, preceded her in death. He was an oil operator in Corsicana.

Survivors include two sons, Claude Upchurch of Houston and James O. Upchurch of Amarillo; a daughter, Mrs. Donovan Campbell of Dallas; six grandchildren, a brother, George Thomas of Ringgold; and four sisters, Mrs. Laura Taylor, Mrs. Stanley Reynolds and Mrs. Hubert Parker, all of Arcadia, La. and Mrs. Hall Hood of Murray, Ky.

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Ronald Lawhon Upchurch, MD
Dec 2, 1948 - Feb 27, 1976

Dr. R. L. Upchurch

Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery Monday at 3 p.m. for Dr. Ronald L. Upchurch, 27, who died in Indianapolis, Indiana, Friday.

Rev. Clifford William, Fort Worth will officiate.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Upchurch of Midland; two sisters, Martha Upchurch and Molly Upchurch of Midland; and his grandmother, Mrs. C. E. Upchurch of Tyler, formerly of Corsicana. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Virginia DuVal (Higgins) Upchurch
Oct 16, 1922 - May 28, 2018

Virginia DuVal Higgins Upchurch died peacefully on May 28, 2018 of heart failure, surrounded by her loved ones. She lived a rich and blessed life for 95 years and entered into the arms of her Lord, Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia King Steele and Walter Sayers Higgins, Victoria, Texas; her brother, Walter S. Higgins, Jr., attorney with Vinson & Elkins; her son, Ronald Lawhon Upchurch, M.D. and her loving husband of 53 years, Claude E. Upchurch, retired Chevron attorney. She is survived by her daughters, Martha Upchurch Blecher and husband, Keith, and Molly Upchurch Tipton and husband, John, and grandchildren, Virginia (Ginny) Blecher French and husband, Walker, and great granddaughter, Grace Martha; and Melanie Tipton Lowe and husband, Ian, John David Tipton and wife, Sarah and Mary Elizabeth Tipton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Virginia was born on October 16, 1922, in Victoria, Texas. After graduating as Salutatorian from Patti Welder High School in Victoria, she attended Sullins College in Bristol, Virginia and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1943. She loved music and had an extensive musical background. She had her own solo piano recital as a senior in high school and as a second soprano, she sang in the "Vested Choir" and Choral Group at Sullins College, the University of Texas "Sextet" and Glee Club. While in college, she was selected as one of "Six Most Beautiful" by Hollywood Director, Cecil B. DeMille.

Virginia was a fourth generation Texan on both her maternal and paternal sides. Her mother helped organize the Victoria Chapter of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas and was active in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, organizing the first chapter in Victoria of the Children of the American Revolution. On the paternal side, she was a descendant of Daniel DuVal. In his 1992 book, "Civilizers; The DuVals of Texas", Roy L. Swift relates how the DuVal family history parallels Texas history as does the Higgins' history. She was honored with her 70-year certificate by The Daughters of the American Revolution.

Claude and Virginia were married March 11, 1944, in Victoria, Texas, where he was an Air Force Flying Instructor at the Aloe Air Base. He was a pilot instructor at West Point, New York and was the highest ranking officer in Beijing, China, as Captain, when the war was declared over. After the war, they moved to Tyler and Carthage, Texas, where he began his private practice of law. In 1951, he became an attorney with Gulf Oil Corporation and they lived in Fort Worth and Midland, Texas before moving to Houston in 1976. While in Midland, she was Alumnae President of Zeta Tau Alpha, taught Sunday school class at First Presbyterian Church and was active in women's circle groups and The Minuet Club.

Virginia was a member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, a 75-year "White Violet" member of Zeta Tau Alpha, 70-year member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Lady Washington Chapter, Houston Bar Association Auxiliary and a patron of The Junior League of Houston. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and loved her Lord Jesus Christ, family, friends, music, cooking, bridge and gardening. The strength of her character and dedication to her family blessed us beyond measure. She leaves behind a legacy of great love and we will always treasure memories of her exceptional beauty, elegance, enthusiasm and radiant smile that could light up any room.

We wish to express our gratitude to her caregivers, Marie Richmond, Krizie Arzate, Bessie Sampson, Brenda Baptiste, Tamara Davis, Shana Riggs and Alicia Riggs. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018. A graveside service will be held in the family plot in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas where she will be laid by her husband and son. Memorials may be sent to Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77024 or to the charity of choice.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home - May 31, 2018
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Claude Elmer Upchurch; d/o Walter Sayers Higgins & Virginia King (Steele) Higgins

Huberta (Read) Nunn-Garwood
Dec 7, 1876 - Nov 5, 1954

Sunday Rites For Former Resident

Graveside services for Mrs. H. M. Garwood, 78, former resident, who died in Houston early Friday will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Sunday at 2 p.m. the rites here will be conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mrs. Garwood is the former Mrs. Robert Reed Nunn.

Surviving are a grandson, Dr. Robert Reed Nunn, Jr., Chicago; a granddaughter, Mrs. Gerald Wright, Houston; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hatch Cummings, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Luther A. Johnson, Sr., Washington, D. C.; a nephew, Luther A. Johnson, Jr., Corsicana, and other relatives.

McCammon directs local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov 6, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Robert William Nunn married Feb. 5, 1896 2nd husband Hiram Morgan Garwood married Mar 21, 1921; d/o Mordella Stephen Read & Mary (Lang) Read

Dorothy Jeane "Dot" (Wright) Taylor
Mar 15, 1926 - Nov 1, 2020
 
Dorothy Jeane "Dot" (Wright) Taylor, 94, passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Savior on November 1, 2020. Dot was born on March 15, 1926 in Purdon, TX to Boyd Cathey Wright and Cleda Wilson Wright.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Boyd C. and Cleda Wright; husband, Bob C. Taylor; brother, Glenn Wright; and son-in-law, Delbert Duncan.
After raising their 3 daughters in Kermit, TX, Dot and Bob moved back to Corsicana, TX where they had been raised. Once back "home," Dot enjoyed being involved in the First Baptist Church where she was a member.
Whether she was serving on the Bereavement Committee or enjoying game nights, she looked forward to participating and helping where needed. She was also a member of the Piecemakers' Quilt Guild and always enjoyed getting together to work on their latest beautiful creation and visit with her special friends. In 2008 they relocated to Irving, TX to be near their daughters and families. Dot enjoyed being part of the Remington Senior Living Community and was an Ambassador who welcomed new residents and introduced them to all that their new home had to offer. And being such a people person, this was perfect for her. She was known to always have a word of encouragement and a sweet smile for everyone. She was a great friend and was known for the thoughtful notes she wrote just to let you know she was thinking of you. Dot loved being "Honey" to her seven very special grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren who she enjoyed spoiling and loved dearly. And, she was so looking forward to the arrival of number thirteen.
Dot is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Cathey and Ron Davidson of Plano; Judy and Art Bodree of Colleyville; Connie and Roddy Cummins of Sunnyvale; and sister-in-law, Charlene Wright of Canton.
We Love you, we miss you...and you will forever be in our hearts.
Interment will be at the D-FW National Cemetery, Dallas.

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Word Gibson Bizzell
Aug 9, 1933 - Sep 19, 2020
 
Lt. Col. Word Gibson Bizzell, retired, age 87, passed from this life on September 19, 2020. He was born in Cleveland, Mississippi on August 9, 1933 to Harvey McGraw Bizzell and Emmette Hall Bizzell. He graduated from Pensacola High School and enlisted in the United States Army. After four years of service he enrolled at U.C. Berkley being an honors graduate. He was awarded a commission as an officer in the United States Army and retired as a Lt. Col. after 20 more years of service.

He married Patricia Jean Alnutt on November 18, 1961 in Hawaii.

He will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia with Military Honors at a later date.

Word is preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of almost 59 years; son Donald Bizzell and granddaughter, Michelle Bizzell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
 

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Frances (Trompler) Woodall-Hollingsworth
Jul 13, 1931 - Nov 4, 2020
 
Frances (Trompler) Woodall Hollingsworth, 89, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, November 7 at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard with Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating.

Frances was born July 13, 1931 in Malone to Henry and Gertrude (Muesse) Trompler. She lived most of her life in the Hubbard area. She was a wife, mother, homemaker and a hairdresser. For many years, she owned and operated Woodall's Beauty Shop in Hubbard. She also worked as a housekeeper for the First Baptist Church in Hubbard and also worked at the Mexia State School.

Frances was an avid exerciser and until her health prevented her from doing so, she loved to walk. She greatly enjoyed working in her yard and remodeling the homes she lived in. Frances was an excellent painter.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hubbard and taught many different age levels of Sunday School through the years. Frances loved working with the youth, loved music, playing the piano and singing. She loved reading and studying her Bible and learning about our Savior and Deliverer, the Lord Jesus Christ. And now, she is safe at home in the arms of her Savior.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Ira Curt Woodall and Ray "Curle" Hollingworth; two brothers, Helmut Trompler and Buddy Trompler; sister, Leona (Trompler) Radke; son-in-law, Ronald D. Eskind and grandson, John Eskind Hollingsworth.

Survivors include four children, Gloria Hollingsworth and husband, Bill of Corsicana, Carolyn Anderson and husband, Mike of Elm Mott, Randy Woodall and wife, Gayleen of Streetman and Ricky Woodall and wife, Rebecca of Hubbard; a sister, Florene Grounds of Corsicana; grandchildren, Catherine Wood and husband, Trevor, Suzanne Frost and husband, Craig, Tiffany Wilkins and husband, Steve, Heather Fulmer and husband, Robert, Andrew Woodall and wife, Elizabeth, Eric Woodall, Robin Woodall, Ryan Woodall and wife, Christina, Brady Woodall and Luke Woodall and wife, Shaylee; great-grandchildren, Stephanie Truitt, Tyler Truitt, Wesley Scoggins, Aston Leppert, Jordan Fulmer, Drew Fulmer, Jake Wilkins, Emma Wilkins, Addison Woodall, Drew Woodall, Samuel Woodall, William Woodall, Anna Woodall, Jack Ryan Woodall and Elliot Page Woodall; great-great grandchildren, Gemma Truitt, Benjamin Truitt and Lane Carter Leppert and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 6, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o (1) Ira Curt Woodall, (2) Ray Darvin "Curle" Hollingsworth, m. Sep 15, 1994, both buried in Fairview Cem., Hubbard TX; d/o Henry Paul Trompler & Gertrude Ida (Muesse) Trompler buried in Walling Cem., Malone, TX

Altha Ruth (Hayes) Wilson
Oct 20, 1934 - Nov 17, 2020
 
Altha Ruth Wilson, 86 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in Corsicana. She was born October 20, 1934 in Lindale area to Leonard C. and Avie Sellers Hayes.

Ruth was a member of Kerens Baptist Church for many years. She loved to work and puzzles and working in her garden. She enjoyed watching westerns and listening to Talk Time. Most of all she loved her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John David Wilson; sons, David Lee Wilson, Douglas Ray Wilson; six brothers and one sister; granddaughter, Kimberly Wilson Barlow.

She is survived by her daughter, Marilynn Wilson; grandchildren, Katie Ragan and husband Rickey, David Wilson, Jr., Bobby Wilson, Sr., John Wilson, Tonya Calderon and husband Jessie, Sean Wilson; 15 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren; sister Dorothy Harbin and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Mineola. Pallbearers will be Cody Trent, Triston Wilson, Kyle Skrdla, Jose Calderon, Trent Smith, Danny Barlow.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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John Palos, Jr.
Apr 8, 1945 - Nov 20, 2020
 
John Palos Jr; Born April 8, 1945, to John Palos Sr and Juanita Mora Palos in Rice, Texas.
He married his only wife Zonia Rodriquez Douthitt; December 14, 1968, who passed December 23, 1999. Together they have two girls; Tressa Renee Featherston; born 1969 in Corsicana, TX; married to Mike Featherston; and Anessa Raquel Pollan born 1972 in Denton, TX; married to Randy Pollan.
He fulfilled his life making lasting memories with his siblings; Harry Palos, Luther Palos, Isabelle Guillen, Joe Palos and Lewis Palos along with their spouses and family.
John Palos Jr acquired many dear and close friends while working effortlessly in the field of data and telecommunications. He enjoyed all music, specifically jazz, fishing, and playing pool with numerous "buddies" while living in Greenville, TX and Plano TX.
Papa John loved, encouraged, and inspired his grandchildren and great grandchildren to be brave and follow their dreams. Grandchildren; Loganne Featherston, Avery Lemaster, Emory Lemaster, Gracyn Featherston, Cheyenne Head, Kacey Pollan, Trey Hicks and Torrye Hicks. Great grandchildren; Westin Hill, Tanner Vines, Case Vines, Emily Norfleet, Brynleigh Norfleet, Bentley Norfleet and Cash Norfleet.
John Palos Jr accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. "Christ died for our sins.... he was buried... and he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). He accepted God's free gift of forgiveness and restoration to receive salvation and eternal life: "If you declare with your mouth 'Jesus is Lord,' And believe in your heart That God raised from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9)
John Palos Jr met Jesus November 20, 2020 and always will be forever young. Following cremation a memorial graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana.
"Me and Jesus, got our own thing goin'
Me and Jesus, got it all worked out
Me and Jesus, got our own thing goin'
We don't need anybody to tell us what it's all about."
-Tom T Hall

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Beecher Earl Downey
Oct 31, 1899 - Mar 1, 1956

Native Of Frost Dies Fort Worth

FROST, March 2.—(Spl.)—Beecher Earl Downey, 56, native of Frost, a Fort Worth resident, died in the Harris Memorial Hospital at Fort Worth Thursday noon.

Funeral services will be held from the Irene Church of Christ Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Salem cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Mr. Tipps, Riverside Church of Christ minister of Fort Worth.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Nora Downey, Fort Worth; three brothers, J. B. Downey, Little Rock, Ark.; Noble Downey Frost, and Malcolm Downey, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Miller, Irene; Mrs. Vivian Millard, Lamar, Colo.; Mrs. Ella Mae Ward, Dawson, and Mrs. Sybil Germany, Waco.

McCormick Funeral Services will direct.

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Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Ray
abt. 1888 - Jan 10, 1956

T. J. Ray Dies Tuesday Morning

T. J. Ray, aged 69 years, died Tuesday morning at Trinidad.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Jones, Highlands; Mrs. Vera Allen, Trinidad; Mrs. Ruby Goins, Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Falbia Terry, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, D. S. Ray, Brownwood; Dan Ray, Dallas; and Jake Ray, Bell Flower, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Alta Peavey, Trinidad, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan. 10, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Tool cemetery, Tool, Tx.
  • h/o Sarah “Sallie” (Hancock) Ray-Partin married Jun 16, 1907 buried Kerens Cemetery, Kerens, Tx; s/o Newman Tazewell Ray & Martha “Mattie” (Bates) Ray

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T. J. Ray Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for T. J. Ray, 69, who died Tuesday morning in Trinidad will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Providence Baptist church at Toole with burial in the Toole Cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Jones, Highlands; Mrs. Vera Allen, Trinidad; Mrs. Ruby Goins, Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Falbia Terry, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, D. S. Ray, Brownwood; Dan Ray, Dallas; and Jake Ray, Bell Flower, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Alta Peavey, Trinidad, and other relatives.

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Clint Algood Washburn, Jr., Sgt.
Nov. 10, 1925 - Jun. 26, 1956

Sgt. Washburn Expires Tuesday

Sgt. C. A. Washburn, 30, Corsicana High School graduate, died Tuesday in the William Beaumont Hospital, Fort Bliss, El Paso, following an illness since Thanksgiving he had been critically ill several weeks.

Funeral services were held at Fort Bliss Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in a military cemetery at the Army post.

A native of Corsicana he entered the U. S. Army in 1944 and saw active service in the European sector during World War II and Was in the Korean campaign for two years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Washburn, El Paso; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clint Washburn, 220 Avenue E. Corsicana; and a foster sister, Mrs. Nellie Patterson, Corsicana.

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Syntha Paralee (McCall) Thomas
Nov 5, 1862 - Jan 31, 1955

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Thomas

Funeral services for Mrs. A. B. Thomas, 92, who died at her home in Eureka Monday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Eureka Methodist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Tylor, pastor, assisted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

A native of Hot Springs, Ark., Mrs. Thomas had resided in the Eureka community 59 years.

Surviving are five sons, S. R., J. N., D. H. and S. J. Thomas, all of Eureka, and A. D. Thomas, Overton; two daughters, Mrs. R. D. Grantham and Mrs. B. A. Watkins both of Eureka; a sister, Mrs. R. F. Reese, Oklahoma City, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Sammy Joe Thomas
Jan 1, 1937 - Nov 28, 2019
 
Sammy Joe Thomas, age 82 of Eureka, Texas passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at his home. He was born January 1, 1937 to Sam Johnston Thomas and Hazel (Grace) Thomas.

He graduated from Mildred High School in 1955. After graduation he worked for Safeway in Corsicana for several years. Sammy also worked for TP&L and retired from Texas Utilities. He owned and operated Vertex Machine Shop in Corsicana. He was a member of the Cowboy Church of Corsicana. He was a life member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge #1060 Eureka, Texas and was District Deputy in 2000-2001.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters; Billie Rash and Patsy Crawford, and his brother-in-law Galen Crawford and sister-in law Jackie Adams Thomas.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Peggy Bailey Thomas; his children, Simon Jody Thomas, Mark Lowell Thomas and wife Jeanne and Sharon Thomas; his grandchildren, Emily Thomas Lawhon and husband Colt, Ellen Thomas, Bryan Thomas and wife Jennifer, and Jason Thomas and wife Katie; his great grandchildren, Colt Thomas Lawhon and Addeline Kate Thomas. Sammy is also survived by his brothers; Barney Thomas and wife Patricia, Roy Thomas and wife Sheila, Dave Thomas and wife Donna and Dan Thomas and wife Pam and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Corsicana Cowboy Church with Derek Rogers and Paul Denny officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka cemetery with Mike Parr, Ken Douglas, Rowdy Bock, Bryan Thomas, Jason Thomas, Colt Lawhon and Colt Thomas Lawhon serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Watson, Keith Weaver, Curtis McKinney, Max Gibson, Chuck Wiginton and Joe Honea.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Mildred HS 1955
  • h/o Peggy (Bailey) Thomas; s/o Sam Johnston Thomas & Hazel B. (Grace) Thomas

Simon Richard Thomas
Dec 5, 1887 - Dec 6, 1964

S. R. Thomas Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for S. R. Thomas, 77, native of Arkansas, Eureka resident 18 years, who died in Malakoff Sunday were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley chapel with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bennie McBryde, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Thomas was a retired drilling rig superintendent for the Standard Oil Company.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lois Foote, Blythe, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. R. D. Grantham and Mrs. B. A. Watkins, both of Corsicana; four brothers, J. N. Thomas, Mildred; A. D. Thomas, Corsicana; D. H. and S. J. Thomas, both of Eureka; one grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were nephews.

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Ida (May) Carr
Aug 8, 1883 - Mar 13, 1954

Mrs. F. W. Carr Dies Saturday

Mrs. F. W. Carr, 70, former Corsicana resident, died at the home of her son, Buna Carr, 3632 Latmer street, Waco, Saturday morning.

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

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

Surviving are her son of Waco, a niece, Mrs. James Humbert, Angus, and two grandchildren.

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Mrs. Ida May Carr Services Sunday

Mrs. Ida May Carr, 70, widow of the late Frank Carr of Corsicana died Saturday at the home of her son, Buna Carr, 3632 Latmer street, Waco.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Surviving are her son, two grandchildren, and a niece, Mrs. James Humbert, Angus, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Woodrow Sandlin, Will Russell, O. D. Bailey, Doyle Grimes.

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Charles Franklin “Charlie” Carr
Aug 11, 1897 - Aug 6, 1974

C. Carr

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Charlie Carr, 82, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at
Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Angus, resident of Corsicana for 40 years, a retired employe of the Texas Highway Department, and member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, four daughters, Mrs. Floyd D. Ray of Grand Prairie, Mrs. J. C. Perkins of Austin, Mrs. G. E. Stegall of Corsicana, and Mrs. Curtis D. Pike of Abilene; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Mrs. Jessie Kirby of Ennis.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Edgar Lee Mitchell, Sr., Dr.
Aug 23, 1875 - Feb 19, 1954

Retired Dentist Fatally Injured In Auto Mishap

Dr. E. L. Mitchell, 78, retired dentist and real estate operator, 413 North Thirty-Eighth street, died in the Boyd Sanitarium, Hillsboro, earl Friday afternoon from injuries suffered in an automobile accident Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

On Highway 22
Dr. Mitchell was traveling on Highway 22, five miles east of Hillsboro in a rainstorm, according to information received from the highway patrol by relatives, behind a school bus. Seeking to avoid striking the school bus, Dr. Mitchell applied his brakes and pulled his car into a ditch, it was reported. The accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. and identification was not established until early in the afternoon. Death occurred at 1:20 a.m. Friday.

A native of Louisiana, Dr. Mitchell was a dentist at Albuquerque, N. M., for many years before retiring and moving to Corsicana in April, 1950. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors Listed

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Edgar Lee Mitchell, Jr., Los Alamos, N. M., and Dr. Paul H. Mitchell, Corsicana; four grandchildren; a brother, L. W. Mitchell, Ruston, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Austin Morris, Pine Lake, Ga.; Mrs. William Dowling, and Mrs. R. H. Hamett, both of Ruston, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be T. R. Red, Paul Mitchell, Joe Coggins, Dr. C. L. Gary, Jr., W. B. Mayo and George Kirven.

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Retired Dentist Services Sunday

Funeral services for Dr. E. L. Mitchell, 78, retired dentist and real estate operator, 413 North Thirty-Eighth street, were held from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Dr. Mitchell died in a Hillsboro clinic Friday afternoon from injuries suffered Friday morning when his car went into a ditch and overturned five miles east of Hillsboro on Highway 22.

Officers who investigated the mishap said Dr. Mitchell applied his brakes and pulled his car into the ditch to avoid colliding with a school bus during a rainstorm, it was learned here. Identification was not established for several hours after the accident.

Native of Louisiana, Dr. Mitchell practiced dentistry in Albuquerque, N. M., for a number of years prior to moving to Corsicana in April, 1950.

Dr. Mitchell was a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Edgar Lee, Jr., Los Alamos, N. M., and Dr. Paul H. Mitchell, Corsicana; four grandchildren; a brother, L. W. Mitchell, Ruston, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Austin Norris, Pine Lake, Ga.; Mrs. William Dowling and Mrs. R. H. Hammett, both of Ruston, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. R. Red, Paul Mitchell, Joe Coggins, Dr. C. L. Gary, Jr., W. B. Mayo, and George Kirvin.

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Charles Randolph Mitchell
May 10, 1919 - Jan 30, 1972

C. R. Mitchell

Funeral services for Charles Randolph Mitchell, 52, a native of Corsicana who died Sunday at Comfort, Texas, will be Monday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Dr. H. Lively Brown will officiate, and burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Laura Taylor Mitchell, and one brother, Col. Robert E. Mitchell, both of Comfort.

Pallbearers will be Harry Mitchell, Paul Curington, Jack Almond, B. Lynn Sanders, Jr., Leland Morton, Wade Blackford and Tom Spikes.

A one-time reporter for the Corsicana Daily Sun, Mitchell was formerly associated with A. Wade Blackford in the printing business. A. World War II veteran, he was discharged with the rank of captain from the United States Army, having served in the South Pacific.

Mitchell was a graduate of Corsicana High School and the University of Texas at Austin. He was an accomplished musician and served as drum major for bands at both institutions. He also served on the staff of the Daily Texan at the University.

He served as press secretary to Beauford H. Jester during Jester’s term as Governor of the State of Texas.

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Leah Elizabeth Mitchell
Nov 14, 1921 - Apr 23, 1971

Mitchell

Funeral services for Miss Leah Beth Mitchell, 50, of San Antonio will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Randolph Field Base Chapel Number 1 in San Antonio. Father Andrews will officiate with graveside services at 5 p.m. in the
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Miss Mitchell died Friday at 11 p.m. in San Antonio.

She retired from the Air Force in 1963.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Laura Taylor Mitchell, of San Antonio and Corsicana; two brothers, Robert E. Mitchell of Comfort and Charles Randolph Mitchell of San Antonio.

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Lucie D. (Dittman) Mitchell
Jul 18, 1886 - Feb 16, 1963

Mrs. Mitchell Dies Saturday, Funeral Monday

Mrs. Lucy Dittman Mitchell, 76, native of Colorado county, wife of Allin F. Mitchell, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon following several years’ illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Mitchell was the daughter of C. A. Dittman, a merchant in Colorado county during the Civil War period, and a member of the Lutheran church. She transferred her membership to the Presbyterian church and she and her husband were active in the First Presbyterian church and on the building committee for the new Presbyterian church in Cameron before moving to Corsicana in 1931.

She united with the First Presbyterian church here and later it along with the Third Avenue Presbyterian congregation, formed the present Westminister Presbyterian church. She was active in the church and in the Order of the Eastern Star until health curtailed her activities.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana, president of the Corsicana Federal Savings and Loan association, a former member of the Texas Highway Commission andformer county engineer at Cameron and here; a niece, Mrs. Louise Schulenburg, Alleyton; two nephews, R. D. Harrison, Houston, and Wm. H. Harrison, Alleyton, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert D. Harrison, Robert Allin Harrison, Dittman W. Harrison, William H. Harrison, Wm. H. Harrison, Jr.; Louis Schulenberg, Aldrich Moore, III, and Morris Cannan, all nephews and great-nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 18, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Allin Fowler Mitchell buried in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, TX; d/o Charles Augustus Dittman & Anna Pauline (Hinkel) Dittman

Blanche Esther Slaughter
Sep 22, 1896 - Jan 12, 1964

Hold Services Miss Slaughter

Funeral services for Miss Blanche Slaughter, 67, retired teacher, who was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital of a heart attack Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, assisted by Syd Wyatt, minister of the West Side Church of Christ. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery.

A graduate of East Texas State College, Commerce, Miss Slaughter taught 11 years in county schools and 20 years in the Corsicana public school system before her retirement.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ray Alderman and Mrs. Leta Green, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Herman Slaughter, Purdon; Sam Slaughter, Beaumont, and O. L. Slaughter, Corsicana; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O. L. Slaughter, Jr., Alvis Alderman, Paul Slaughter, Al Green, Luther Hodges, Bruce Herring, George Carter, and Melba Bowers.

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Anna (McMullan) Douglas
Jun 3, 1890 - Jan 15, 1954

Former Resident Dies In Dallas

Funeral services for Mrs. Allyn C. Douglas, Sr., 63, of 4407 Cole avenue, Dallas, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Douglas, a native of Tupelo and former Corsicana resident, died suddenly Saturday afternoon of a heart attack in the lobby of the Medical Arts hospital in Dallas as she waited to see a physician for a routine check-up, it was reported here.

The family had resided in Dallas 18 years.

Surviving are her husband, Allyn C. Douglas, Sr., Dallas; a son, Allen C. Douglas, Jr., Dallas; two granddaughters, three brothers, A. D. McMullan, Corsicana; T. C. McMullan, Tupelo and Boyd McMullan, Baton Rouge, La.; two sisters, Mrs. L. V. Wheeler, Corsicana, and Mrs. M. C. Burdine, Tupelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert McMullan, Dewey McMullan, Tom Wheeler, Ralph Wheeler, Bill Bowden, Frank H. Roberson, John Norwood, A. D. McMullan and Theo Metcalf.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan. 18, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Allyn Charles Douglas, Sr. married Aug. 28, 1913; d/o David Thomas McMullen & Mary Elizabeth (Hervey) McMullan
  • TXDI shows Anna M. Douglas b. June 3, 1890 in Corsicana, TX; d. Jan 16, 1954 in Dallas, TX; d/o D. T. McMullan & Elizabeth Hervey

Garner Lee McConnico
Jan 28, 1890 - Sep 27, 1954

Garner McConnico Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Garner McConnico, 64, life-long Streetman resident, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon, were held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Hubert G. Keefer, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

McConnico had been ill several weeks.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. L. G. Kerr, Corsicana; Mrs. Mary McKinney, Dallas; Mrs. R. D. Johnson, Houston, and Mrs. T. A. McKamey, Gregory; step-mother, Mrs. C. J. McConnico, Ft. Worth; two half-sisters, Mrs. J. C. Evans, Fort Worth and Mrs. J. E. Sims, Streetman; three half-brothers, R. D. McConnico, Grand Prairie; Charles McConnico, New London, and Billy McConnico, Streetman; two daughters, Mrs. Jane Radalais, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Sterling Rozzell, Rockport; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. E. Sims, J. G. Milner, Robert Gregory, Ralph Sims, Clark DuBose and Kiser Coleman.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep. 29, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mabel Bickford (Blardone) McConnico buried Port Lavaca Cemetery, Port Lavaca, Tx; s/o Christopher Jarrett McConnico & Mary Kate (Grayson) McConnico

Robert DeKalb “Bob” McConnico, Jr.
Aug 29, 1943 - Jun 7, 1978

Bob McConnico

Services were at 11 a. m. Friday at the Southland Funeral Home Chapel of Grand Prairie for Bob McConnico, 34, who died in an industrial accident in Beaumont. He was formerly of Corsicana.

The Rev. M. B. Baldwin officiated with burial following at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman at 3 p.m.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. McConnico of Grand Prairie; a sister, Mrs. Don O’Neal of Sulphur Springs and two nephews.

Notes:

  • s/o Robert DeKalb McConnico, Sr. & Annie Belle (Horton) McConnico
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ruth (Nettle) McConnico
Oct 3, 1916 - Jul 28, 2010
 
NEW LONDON -Graveside services for Ruth McConnico, 93, Clear Lake City, formerly of New London, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Birdston Cemetery, Streetman, under direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton.

Mrs. McConnico died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, in a Clear Lake Assisted Living. She was born Oct. 3, 1916, in Streetman to the late David and Emma Harris Nettle. She married Charlie Kit McConnico Sept. 28, 1937, in Streetman and was a homemaker and co-owner and operator of McConnico's High School Drug in New London. She was a member of the London Baptist Church and active in community and school during her many years in New London. She enjoyed gardening, flower arranging and was an excellent cook. Most of all, she was a devoted mother and loving grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Charlie McConnico, Jan 3, 1999, as well as her 12 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her three sons, her daughter and their families: Kit McConnico, Hurst, Ken and Marjorie McConnico, Seabrook, Steve and Leslie McConnico, Austin, Kathy and Rocky Stickel, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; grandchildren, Deena Moana and Dyan Chappell, North Richland Hills, Kate McConnico, Houston, Claire Theodore, Venice, Calif., Kit and Callie McConnico, Austin, Andrew McConnico, Philadelphia, Pa., David Stickel, Los Angeles, Calif., Emma Stickel, San Francisco, Calif.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton, TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Kit McConnico; d/o David Oliver Nettle & Emma Frances (Harris) Nettle

John Thomas Ware
Dec 7, 1875 - Jul 12, 1954

Angus Resident Services Tuesday

John Ware, 78, retired farmer-carpenter, died Monday afternoon at his home in the Angus community.

Funeral services are scheduled Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Olen Bonner, Baptist minister, and Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; a step-son, George C. Pryor, Laurel, Miss.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lowell Bonner, Corsicana; three step-grandchildren; a twin brother, Tom Ware, Angus; a sister, Mrs. J. S. Pugh, Angus; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Fred Ware, LeRoy Ware, Frank Ware, Henry Blissett, T. J. Blissett, Hayden Ware, R. T. Gowan and Thomas Pritchard.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Jul. 13, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Pearl Emmaline (Baldauf) Pryor- Ware buried in Oakwood cemetery; s/o George Washington Ware & Sarah Virginia Ann (Lynch) Ware (twin brother-Thomas John Ware buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery)

Susan Emma “Susie” (Boyd) Coleman
Sep 26, 1883 - Jun 8, 1954

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Coleman

Mrs. W. E. Coleman, 70, 716 Mulberry street, Teague, died Tuesday.

Funeral services are to be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Eighth Avenue Baptist church in Teague. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. L. McKissack, Teague Baptist minister, and Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, Methodist pastor at Midlothian.

Mrs. Coleman was born and reared in Navarro county.

Surviving are a son, D. L. Coleman, Midland; three brothers, T. A. and G. C. Boyd both of Corsicana, and Rufus H. Boyd, Teague, and other relatives.

Capps Funeral Home of Fairfield directs.

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Robert Dixon Eggleston
Sep 22, 1885 - Jul 14, 1954

R. D. Eggleston Rites Thursday

Robert D. Eggleston, 68, retired farmer, died at his home in Cayuga Wednesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. M. Rice of Crockett.

Eggleston was a native of Henderson county.

Surviving are his wife of Cayuga; six sons, W. E., R. L. and Lincoln Eggleston, all of Cayuga; J. F. and W. A. Eggleston, both of Venus La., and Richard Eggleston, Church Point, La.; a brother, Tom Joseph, Corsicana, had 18 grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jul 15, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Pearl (Collins) Eggleston s/o Robert A. “Bob” Eggleston and Sarah Elizabeth (Williams) Eggleston ( not sure where Pearl is buried - born 1887 - died Jan. 1, 1977 in Henderson, Texas - d/o Joseph Baugh “Joe” Collins & Minta Blanche (Middlebrooks) Collins (Minta Blanch is buried in Grape Creek cemetery)

Carl Hilton Hamilton
Sep 28, 1886 - Apr 20, 1954

Hamilton Rites Slated Sunday

Graveside services for Carl H. Hamilton, 67, who died in Douglas, Ariz., Tuesday, will be held at the Prairie Point cemetery, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. the rites will be conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, Assembly of God pastor.

Hamilton formerly resided in Corsicana. He was a retired railroad car inspector and left Corsicana about 20 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Douglas, Ariz.; two sons, Sgt. Garth Hamilton, U. S. Army, Germany and Marvin E. Hamilton, Lordsburg, N.M.; a daughter, Mrs. Carlene Waryrole, Douglas, Ariz.; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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James William "Will" Burrow
Mar 22, 1874 - Apr 22, 1954

Friday Services For J. W. Burrow

Funeral services for James William Burrow of the Roane community were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Roane church. He was born March 22, 1874 in Brown County and passed away April 22, 1954 at Roane. Mr. Burrow was 80 years of age. He had lived on the Westbrooks farm east of Roane 53 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. J. W. Burrow; two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Andrews and Mrs. Lee Holsey, five sons, Jesse, Johnnie, Lummie, Jack, all of Roane, and George of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Methodist church for over a half century.

Officiants were Rev. W. F. Smith, Whitney; Rev. John Jackson, Flatonia, and Rev. Bill Perdue, Roane. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Pallbearers were Barry Holsey, Jim Frazier, H. H. Roberson, Lloyd Roberson, L. C. Graves, Ed Andrews, David Andrews, and C. O. Whitney.

Corley directed.

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Beulah Beatrice (Patterson) Burrow
Jun 14, 1885 - Jun 29, 1974

Mrs. Burrow

ROANE—Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J. W. Burrow, 89, who died at her home in Roane Saturday. The Revs. David Hale and Gary Coburn were to officiate, and burial was to be at Prairie Point cemetery.

Mrs. Burrow was a native of Falls County, and resided at Roane for 72 years. She was a member of the Roane Baptist Church.

She is survived by four sons, George Burrow of Lufkin, and E. C. Burrow, Jessie Burrow, and Jack Burrow, all of Roane; two daughters, Mrs. Lee Holsey and Mrs. Joe Andrews, both of Roane; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Bowers of Houston and Mrs. Y. C. Flint of Kemp; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Buddie Marshall, Randy McCain, Roy Lyn McCain, Bobby Joe Reagan, Pete Melton, Bob Jones, and Carter Pierce.

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John Wiley “Johnny” Burrow
Sep 15, 1912 - Mar 8, 1971

Johnny Burrow Dies Monday

Funeral services are pending for Johnny Burrow, 58, of Roane with Corley Funeral Home.

A native of Roane, Burrow died Monday in a Houston hospital.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. W. Burrow of Roane; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Andrews and Mrs. Lee Holsey, both of Roane; four brothers, E. C. Burrow, Jessie Burrow, Jack Burrow, all of Roane and George Burrow of Lufkin, several nieces and nephews.

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Burrow Rites

Funeral services for Johnny Burrow, 58, of Roane will be at 3:30 p.m. today in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. David Hale and Rev. Mel Worters will officiate with burial in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Burrow, a native of Roane, died Monday in a Houston hospital.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. W. Burrow of Roane; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Andrews and Mrs. Lee Holsey, both of Roane; four brothers, E. C. Burrow, Jessie Burrow, Jack Burrow, all of Roane and George Burrow of Lufkin, several nieces and nephews.

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Bobby Gene Rash
Oct 8, 1954 - Oct 8, 1954

Infant’s Rites Saturday 4 P. M.

Bobby Gene Rash, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rash of Corsicana, died Friday at Memorial Hospital here.

Graveside services will be held this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Eureka Cemetery, with Rev. Jimmy Ponder conducting.

Surviving are the parents; a brother, Billy Roy; five sisters, Betty Fae, Jack Lee, Mary Elizabeth, Judy Kay and Brenda Sue Rash all of Corsicana; grandparents, Claude Hammonds, Fort Worth, Mrs. Sue Hammonds, Hawkins and Mrs. Della Rash, Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Coker
Sep 28, 1954 - Sep 29, 1954

Coker Infant Dies Wednesday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Coker of Mildred died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday.

Graveside rites conducted by Rev. Johnny Williams were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., at the Eureka Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Hazel, Doris, Marie and Glenda Coker, all of Mildred, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Perry, Eureka, and Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Coker, Mildred.

Corley directed.

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Gordon Elegy Wilds
Nov 29, 1883 - Jan 11, 1954

Gordon E. Wilds Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Gordon E. Wilds, 71, retired textile worker who died Monday of a heart attack, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

A native of Georgia, Wilds was employed at the Corsicana Cotton Mills for many years before his retirement.

Surviving are two sons, D. G. and Kenneth Wilds, both of Fort Worth; eight daughters, Mrs. Elvie White, San Benito, Texas; Mrs. B. W. Cannon, Tyler; Mrs. W. S. Curtis, Fairbanks, Alaska; Mrs. C. S. Archer, Laredo; Mrs. Tom Hale, Glen Alden, Pa.; Mrs. K. C. Buchanan, Alamo; Mrs. G. N. Dickson, Corsicana, and Mrs. F. A. Nokes, Conroe; 17 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. R. Matthews, A. M. Potts, Ernest Jones, C. T. Clay, Ben Heathcote, Grover Kirksey, T. C. Curtis, Claud Pollock and Milford Shook.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan. 13, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Myrtle (Watts) Wilds-Donahoe 2nd Myrtle Lura (Dillard) Wilds; s/o Cuyler Walter Wilds & Winifred Elizabeth (Dyal) Wilds-Dickson

Ernest Ellus Hook
Feb 18, 1884 - Nov 13, 1954

Ernest E. Hook Services for Ernest E. Hook, 71, retired bricklayer, who died early Saturday afternoon were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

A long-time resident of Corsicana, Hook is survivied by a brother, R. G. (Bob) Hook, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Bricklayers were pallbearers.

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Noel Dixon “Pete” Hook
Sep 2, 1904 - Sep 14, 1964

Hold Services Noel D. Hook

Funeral services for Noel D. (Pete) Hook, 60, of 3007 West Second Avenue, who died Monday night in Memorial Hospital, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which he was a member.

A native of Emhouse, born Sept. 2, 1904, Hook had resided in Corsicana most of his life. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias. Hook was employed at Beaton Motor Company 28 years and later was with Town and Country Motors here. He had been service manager of the Bruce Brown Chevrolet-Olds firm in Ennis for the past several years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel B. Hook, Corsicana; a brother, Bruce Hook, Dallas; a nephew, Wayne Thornton, Dallas; a niece, Mrs. W. A. Alden, Tampa, Fla.; and uncle, E. C. Sears, Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs. Lillian Kelly, Denton; a number of cousins, including Mrs. Earl Preslye, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bob Cato, Johnny Luksa, Jodie Mikula, Joe Janousek, C. G. Winn and W. T. Cockerell, all employes of the Ennis auto firm.

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Cathy Ruth Wilcox
Jan 4, 1953 - Feb 28, 1954

Tuesday Services For Wilcox Child

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Cathy Ruth Wilcox, 13 months old, who died in Memorial Hospital late Sunday night. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, Midlothian Methodist minister, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Wilcox; grandparents, M. O. Wilcox and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chapman, and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Owens, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Billy Christian, J. W. Batchlor, Jr., Tony Onstott and M. R. Owens, Jr.

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Matthew O’Neal Wilcox
Feb 21, 1907 - Oct 15, 1971

O’Neal Wilcox

Services for O’Neal Wilcox, 64, of 1521 W. 5th Ave., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Pringle of the West Side Baptist Church and the Rev. Leroy Reeves of Wesley Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Wilcox died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Born in Purdon on Feb. 21, 1907, he had lived in Corsicana for the past 31 years. He was a retired employe with the water department of the City of Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. O’Neal Wilcox of Corsicana; two sons, Herbert Wilcox of Corsicana and Glenn Wilcox of Spring; two sisters, Miss Winnie Wilcox of Purdon, and Mrs. Louis Owens of Purdon; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Ike Estell, Fred Bone, Mort Harris, Howe French, Homer Merrill, and Roy Reed. Honorary pallbearers include Frank Chapman, Henry Call, Clayton Freeman, W. H. Tipton, O. F. Blackmon and John Hunt.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Oct 17, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Arthur Henry Ralph Wilcox & Mary Ellen (Kennemore) Heptenstall-Wilcox buried in Fairview cemetery, Hubbard, Tx.

1st Lt. Bernard Raymond Harrison, Jr.
Jan 9, 1930 - Nov 7, 1955

Lt. B. R. Harrison, USMC Pilot, Is Killed In Crash

Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Harrison of Alma, Ellis county, were notified Thursday the body of their son, Lt. B. R. Harrison, Jr., 25-year-old Marine Corps pilot, has been found in the wreckage of his plane which crashed Monday near Tortosa, Spain. Details of the accident have not been learned by the family.

Harrison was reported missing after it crashed in the mountainous country.

A native of Avalon, he had lived at Alma before going into the Navy in 1950. He was commissioned in the Navy and in 1954 transferred to the Marine Corps.

He was a graduate of Ennis High School.

Surviving are his parents, two brothers, Robert Harrison, Corsicana, and Edwin Harrison, Alma two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Rose, Ennis, and Miss Delaine Harrison, Alma.

Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of the body.

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Sandra Gail Mahoney
Feb 13, 1953 - Mar 1, 1957

Funeral services for Sandra Gail Mahoney, aged four years, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday after a two weeks’ illness, were held from the Central Baptist church Sunday t 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., pastor. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shadix; a sister, Deborah Lynne Shadix; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Shadix, all of Corsicana; great-grandfathers, John A. Shadix, Angus, and H. R. Smith, Hubbard, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Don Smith, Maurice Bowers, Charles Franklin Shadix and Ernest Ray Shadix.

Griffin directed.

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Mamie Blanche (Vest) Smith-Morris
Jan 18, 1917 - Oct 14, 2006

Blanche Smith Morris, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 14, 2006.

Funeral Services: 10 a. m. Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Griffin-Roughton at 1530 North 45th Street, Corsicana, Texas. Her grandson Dennis Smith will officiate the service.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday the 16th of October at the funeral home. Blanche Smith Morris was born January 18, 1917 the fifth child to A. M. and Estelle Minefee Vest of Navarro County.

She was married to George Smith for thirty-seven years and was a resident of Navarro County for eighty-nine years. She was employed for over twenty years at the Adams Hat Factory in Corsicana. Her husband George Smith, a daughter Georgia Shadix and a grandchild, Sandra Gail preceded her in death.

Survivors: Sons, Charles Smith and wife Faye, Carl Smith, Harvey Smith and wife Michelle, daughter Dorothy McMullan and husband Boyd, all of Arlington, and son-in-law, John Shadix Sr. of Cleburne, eleven grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers: John Shadix Jr., Charles Smith Jr., Bryan Smith, Dennis Smith, Jeremy Almand and Brian Payne.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Resthaven Memorial Park
  • 1st husband George Albert Smith 2nd husband unknown Morris; d/o Archie Morrison “Arch” Vest & Ora Estelle (Minefee) Vest buried Dresden cemetery

Aubrey Eugene Smith Jr.
July 1, 1943 - Mar. 25, 2009

MISHAWAKA - Aubrey E. Smith, Jr., 65, of Mishawaka, passed away Wednesday in Cardinal Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, South Bend. Survivors include two children, Aaron Smith and Lisa Grubbs; two sisters, Patricia (Les) Felton and Lynn Noel; two brothers, David Smith and Robert Smith; and several grandchildren. Private burial will take place in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Texas. Arrangements are under the care of Thallemer, Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, Mishawaka.


Michael Allen Matthews
Nov 14, 1957 - Nov 15, 1957

Matthews Child Expires Friday

Michael Allen Matthews, one-day old son of Corsicana Junior High School Coach, and Mrs. Jack R. Matthews, died early Friday afternoon at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral rites will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Rev. R. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist Church, will officiate.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mrs. Fred Matthews, Dawson, and Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Bounds, Texas City, formerly of Wortham.

Corley will direct.

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Nellie Cecelia (Cooper) Berry
Oct 27, 1879 - Feb 1, 1957

Nellie C. Berry Dies At Houston

Mrs. Nellie C. Berry, 77, former Corsicana resident, died in the Jefferson Davis Hospital at Houston Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

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

Mrs. Berry was a native of Lafayette, Ind., but had resided in Texas for many years.

Surviving are a son, James E. Berry, 1823 North Commerce street, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. William Labaurdette and Mrs. Evelyn Duty, both of Houston, and Mrs. Louise McLennal, San Francisco; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Janet Ilene Montgomery
B&D May 3, 1957

Rites For Infant Held Saturday

Janet Ilene, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Montgomery died in Memorial Hospital Friday night.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 4 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park by Rev. W. C. Taylor, Jr., pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Montgomery, Reno, Nev., and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wilson, Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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Raymond Nathan ”Ray” Lieser, Sr.
Apr 22, 1899 - May 10, 1966

Tuesday Rites For Ray Lieser

Funeral services for Ray Nathan Lieser, 78, route 4, who died Saturday, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cass French, pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Ray Lieser, Jr., Old Harbor, Ohio; Kay Don Lieser, Hutchins and Bruce Lieser, Mesquite; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Beasley, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be tom Weaver, Morris Kirby, Byron Kirby, Terry Fluker, J. P. Hodge and Ed Ellington.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 9, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Florence Marie (Robinson) Lieser married Apr 22, 1920; s/o Louis Oscar Lieser & Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Mylander) Lieser buried Oak Harbor Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor, Ohio

Bertha Mae (Dobbs) Wham
Feb 9, 1899 - Feb 20, 1957

Services Friday For Mrs. Wham

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Wham, 48, 312 North Thirty-Sixth street, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night, were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2:30 p.m.

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

Surviving are a sister, Miss Frances Dobbs, Corsicana, and three brothers, J. E. Dobbs, Overton; Charles Dobbs, Corsicana, and J. H. Dobbs, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jim Cobb, Norman Fleming, J. S. Beauchamp, Fullwood Boyd, Robert Nelson and Ross Sutton.

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Bobby Don Collins
Jan 2, 1934 - Oct 1, 1957

Bobby Collins Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Pfc. Bobby Collins, 23, U. S. Army, who died Tuesday as a result of injuries suffered near Hornbeck, La., were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist Church, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

A native of Corsicana, Collins was a graduate of Emhouse High School and was employed at the Corsicana plant of the Bethlehem Steel Company when he was drafted a year ago. He formerly was employed by the Texas Power and Light Company.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Collins, Nocona, formerly of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ben Windham, Galveston; three nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Henry Brown, Bill McKie, Kenneth Davidson, Dan Pevehouse, Johnny Dockery and Damon Williams.

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Robert Marvin Collins
Dec 6, 1903 - Mar 25, 1975

Robert Collins

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Robert (Rabbit) Collins, 71, resident of Corsicana, who became ill suddenly and died Tuesday.

Rev. Frank Williams will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Zion Rest and a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include his widow, of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Ben L. Windham of Galveston, three granddaughters, one great-grandson, a brother, Bud Collins of Waco; and two sisters, Mrs. Ora Derby of Dallas and Mrs. Oma Harvard of Navarro.

A son Bobby Don Collins preceded him in death in 1957.

Pallbearers include Howard Huddleston, Joe Farmer, Roland Burns, Lester Easley, Nolan Dockery and Leonard Dockery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 26, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Grace (Davidson) Collins married Aug. 12, 1927 s/o Thomas Meredith Collins and Elizabeth Meredith “Bettie” (Farmer) Collins buried Zions Rest cemetery

Floyd Ezra Collins
Nov 1, 1912 - Dec 11, 1963

Hold Services Floyd Collins

Funeral services for Floyd E. Collins, 51, pipeline superintendent, who died Wednesday afternoon in Memorial Hospital following a heart attack, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. C. Bane and Rev. James Stroud, Baptist ministers. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Pennington, Texas, and had resided here for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Rev. Don Collins, Waxahachie Baptist minister; a granddaughter, Donna Collins, Waxahachie, five brothers, Alvin and Vernal Collins both of Palestine, Vester Collins, LaPorte; Calvin Collins, Orange, and W. E. McGee, Sweetwater; three sisters, Mrs. James Nicholson, Palestine; Mrs. Luraland Hobson, Percilla, and Mrs. Joe Hudson, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lewis Foster, Sam Gordon, M. C. Beale, Charlie Lunn, Joe Bob McCracken, Reuben Tucker, C. D. Gilliam, E. M. Howell, F. C. Stewart and A. A. Cox.

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David Elijah “Jack” Steele
Oct 21, 1886 - Nov 13, 1957

Friday Services For Jack Steele

Funeral services for Jack Steele, 71, Winkler, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night, were held from the Midway Baptist church Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Midway cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. C. Corley, Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. R. L. Ryburn, pastor of the church.

A native of Freestone county, Steele had long been the Democratic precinct chairman and election judge at Winkler.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Effie Steele, Winkler; two sons, Dick Steele, Sweeney, and Andrew L. Steele, Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Murl Anderson, Winkler; Mrs. T. W. Tisdale, Sacul; Mrs. Frank Coleman, Pasadena, and Mrs. Grover Cross, Devers; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three brothers, Hugh Steele, Streetman Claude L. Steele, Branson, Mo., and Andrew G. Steele, Abilene.

Pallbearers were Clark DuBose, Hallie Rash, Hugh Blair Fouty, Hugh White Steele, Horace Steele, Morris McCann, Jake Barker, and Emmett Ferguson.

Griffin directed.

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Effie Jane (Lee) Steele
Nov 15, 1888 - Nov 2, 1975

Mrs. Steele

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Effie Steele, 86, resident of Winkler, who died last night at Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Tex. burial will be at Midway cemetery in Winkler.

Survivors include two sons, Dick Steele of Sweeney and Andrew Lee Steele of San Antonio; four daughters, Mrs. Leona Anderson of Winkler, Mrs. Eunice Pope of Corsicana, Mrs. Edith Coleman of Pasadena, and Mrs. Edna Cross of Devers, Tex.; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

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Mrs. Steele

Rev. Charles Chance officiated at the 2 p.m. Tuesday services at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Effie Steele, 86, who died Sunday night at Memorial Hospital.

Burial was at Midway Cemetery in Winkler.

Pallbearers were James Coleman, David Cross, John P. Cross, Gary Coleman, Dickey Steele, and Bob Brown.

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Eunice Pearl (Steele) Tisdale-Pope-Koontz
Jul 26, 1915 - Oct 1, 2009

EUNICE KOONTZ passed from this life on October 1, 2009 at the age of 94 in Tomball, TX. She was born on July 26, 1915 to the union of Jack Steele and Effie Lee-Steele. Eunice leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Barbara Reppond; grandson, Kyle Reppond and his wife Brook; 3 great grandchildren, Heather, Hope, and Halleigh; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, great great great nieces and nephews; as well as her 3 stepsons, Tommy Koontz, Danny Koontz, Joe Koontz and his wife Martha.Visitation hours will be observed from 6:00~8:00 PM on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Grand View Funeral Home. Funeral Servcies will take place on Monday, October 5, 2009 in The Chapel of Grand View Funeral Home at 12:00PM. Interment will follow at 5:00 PM in Midway Cemetery, Navarro County, TX.

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  • Grand View Cemetery Funeral and Cremations - Pasadena, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Thomas Wiley “Tom” Tisdale buried Birdston cemetery 2nd husband Arthur Venoy Pope 3rd husband Loyd J. Koontz; d/o David Elijah Steele & Effie Jane (Lee) Steele

Bertha Lucile (Moore) Boyd
Jul 23, 1906 - Sep 25, 1977

Mrs. Boyd

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Bertha Lucille Boyd, 70, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Jim Baggett will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Kerens, lived in Corsicana 60 years, and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include her husband, William Boyd of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Connie Morton of Houston; two grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Loritta Ivy of Huntington, Mrs. Joe Harkrider of Houston, Mrs. Lester Jones of Corsicana and Mrs. Mary Kate McEachern of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Billy Walker, Edwin Sheppard, Tom Wheeler, Harry Rogers, Bud Morton and Vernon Frazier.

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Thomas Alexander Boyd
Jan 19, 1996 - Jul 16, 1965

T. A. Boyd Dies Friday Morning

T. A. Boyd, 79, retired farmer, 340 Mamie avenue, native of Navarro, died in Memorial hospital Friday morning.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Harmon Boyd, Corsicana; Roger Boyd, Tucson, Ariz., and Ralph Boyd, Sunset, Utah; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Sue Bryant, Corsicana; Mrs. G. E. Muncy, Kilgore; Mrs. Eugene Graham and Mrs. Sammy Atkinson, both of Houston; 23 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor.

Corley will direct.

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Robert Jones Green
Feb. 13, 1886 - May 7, 1964

R. J. Green, 78, Dies At Bazette; Rites Saturday

KERENS, May 8 (Spl.)—Robert J. Green, 78, retired farmer of the Bazette community, died suddenly at his home Thursday afternoon.

Funeral rites are planned for Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel. Rev. Waymon Flower, minister of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Dallas, will conduct. Burial will be in the Bazette Baptist cemetery.

Green was a native of Alabama, and lived in Bazette most of his life.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Billy Joe, Bobby and Donley, all of Kerens; six daughters, Mrs. Richard Dixon and Mrs. Homer Knight, both of Longview; Mrs. Roy Pohl, Mrs. Jodie Basham and Mrs. Willie Boulware, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Elmer Rudolph, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Odell Gage and Mrs. Irene Hayes, both of Dallas; and Mrs. E. S. Jones, Gilmer; a brother, Leon Green, Gilmer; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lester Walker, Homer Marshall, R. J. Upchurch, Billy Upchurch, Labe Albritton and Johnny Wright.

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Lonnie Lee (Norman) Green
Apr 19, 1934 - Jun 24, 1975

Mrs. Green

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lonnie Green, 41, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Roy Tumlinson will officiate, and burial will follow at Bazette Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, a son, a daughter, her parents, a brother, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include W. J. Batchelor, Bud Batchelor, Kenneth Davis, Kenneth Taylor, Elvis Henderson, and E. R. Shadix.

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