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John William Madden
1884 - Feb 9, 1954

John W. Madden Rites Incomplete

John W. Madden, 69, Abilene, former Corsicana resident, died in Wichita Falls Tuesday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are three sons, Earl Madden, Corsicana; E. C. Madden, Sweeney, and Morris Madden, Abilene; four daughters, Mrs. Lois Copeland, Lyman, Wyo.; Mrs. Lavada Ewing, Odessa; Mrs. Mona Montgomery, Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Beuna Rash, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ike Andrews, Hutchins.

Corley will direct.

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Rites Thursday For J. W. Madden

Funeral services for John W. Madden, 69, of Abilene, former Corsicana resident, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Madden died in Wichita Falls Tuesday morning.

The rites were conducted by Earl Craig, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are three sons, Earl Madden, Corsicana; E. C. Madden, Sweeney, and Morris Madden, Abilene; four daughters, Mrs. Lois Copeland, Lyman, Wyo.; Mrs. Lavada Ewing, Odessa; Mrs. Nona Montgomery, Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Buena Rash, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Ike Andrews, Hutchins; Mrs. John Leonard, Bryan, and Mrs. Charles Liner, Franklin; three brothers, Wesley Madden, California; Mike Madden, Franklin, and Ben Madden, Houston; 22 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert H. Lee, Odis Farmer, H. M. Montgomery, Bennie Heathcote, Milford Shook, Calvin Holloway, Frank Leathers, and Scott Lowry.

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Donald George Dunbar, Sr.
Jun 29, 1893 - Feb 16, 1954

Don G. Dunbar Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Donald G. Dunbar, 60, independent oil operator, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Dunbar had been ill several weeks.

Native of Greenville, Pa., he was a graduate of Allegheny College, Pa., and studied law in Western Reserve University, Columbus, Ohio, before going to World War 1 where he served as an officer in the 332d infantry in Italy.

Dunbar was connected with the Pure Oil Company following his return from war and was sent to Mexia where he married Miss Frances Corley in 1925. He later transferred by the Pure company to San Angelo and resigned in 1929 to become an independent operator, moving to Corsicana for a short time.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Donald G. Dunbar, Jr., U. S. Army; a daughter, Mrs. R. F. Spradlin, Houston, and three grandsons.

Pallbearers were W. Art Martin, Ferma C. Stewart, J. Floyd Smith, George Weinschell, B. W. Woolley, S. D. Goins, Ed M. Polk, Dave Kelton, Dr. Leslie E. Kelton, Ed Rittersbacher and John C. Tatum.

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William Luther Nell
Nov 17, 1877 - Jun 5, 1954

Sunday Services For W. L. Nell

Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. for W. L. Nell, Corsicana resident who died in Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon.

Services were held from the McCammon Chapel here, with Rev. Ambrose Edens conducting. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Nell was a Shriner, a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Eastern Star, Odd Fellows and Woodmen of the World.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Albert Nell, Shreveport, La.; two granddaughters, Mrs. G. W. Brock and Betty Nell both of Midland; two sisters, Mrs. Alpha Trammel and Mrs. Hattie Hale, both of Oil City, La.; a brother, Claud Nell, Ingleside; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were C. M. Gillespie, Bryon Harwell, Robert Garrett, Emmett Dosser, Allen Breithaupt, W. E. Bragg, Travis Knight and Albert Fullerton.

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Sophia Jane (Webster) Chambers-Nell
Aug 26, 1878 – Sep 7, 1964

Mrs. W. L. Nell Dies Thursday

Mrs. Sophie Nell, 85, native of Corsicana, widow of the late W. L. Nell, 1515 West Eleventh avenue, died Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are a son, Albert Nell, Shreveport, La.; two granddaughters, Mrs. G. W. Brock, Midland, and Mrs. Mary E. Wilkirson, Corpus Christi; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Willie Langridge, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 17, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Luther Nell married Jun 5, 1898; d/o William H. Webster & Sarah Catherine “Sallie” (Mullins) Webster (son Albert’s birth record says Sophia Jane Chambers)

Mortie Polk Hedrick
Jul 28, 1887 - Dec 13, 1954

Mortie P. Hedrick Expires Monday

Mortie P. Hedrick, 67, died at his home, 911 North 24th street Monday morning following a several months illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church, and Rev. J. W. McKinney, minister of the First Christian church.

Born at Durango, Texas, Hedrick, a cattle dealer, had reside in Corsicana since 12 years of age.

Surviving are his wife, Lottie Marie Hedrick; two sons, Robert and Duval Hedrick, four grandchildren, father, P. P. Hedrick, all of Corsicana; three brothers, W. W. Hedrick, Streetman; J. P. Hedrick, Stephenville, and Z. V. Hedrick, San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. J. G. Jackson, Lufkin, and Mrs. M. T. Shoemaker, Fort Worth and other relatives.

Hedrick was a Mason and Woodman of the World.

Pallbearers will be Marion Marlin, A. C. Kent, Ed Holsomback, Dr. John L. Harper, J. b. Paschal, J. B. Jones, J. E. Craig and John Puckett.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 13, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Charlotte Thomacine “Lottie” (Harle) Hedrick married Aug. 4, 1906; s/o Polk Peevey Hedrick & Mary Ellen (Thompson) Hedrick

Rupert Cox
Sep 1, 1885 - May 6, 1965

Rupert Cox Rites Friday

Graveside services for Rupert Cox, who died Thursday in San Antonio, were held Friday at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. George Mauze, Presbyterian minister of San Antonio, conducting the services. A previous service was held Thursday at noon in San Antonio.

Surviving are his wife of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Holland, San Antonio; five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. John Sias, Houston, and Mrs. Mack Averill, Kerrville; two brothers-in-law, Allen Edens, Sr. and J. Wesley Edens, Sr., both of Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Hubert Fuller, Beaumont, and other relatives.

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Beatrice (Johnston) Campbell-Story
Dec 24, 1894 - Jan 29, 1954

Mrs. S. P. Story Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. S. P. Story, who was found dead in Dallas Friday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, and Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Story was a life-long resident of Eureka and Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a son, Capt. R. W. Campbell, U. S. Air Forces, Hamilton Field, San Francisco, Calif.; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Byrd Williard, Corsicana; three brothers, Worth Johnston, Eureka; Arthur Johnston, California and Albert Johnston, Corsicana; a step-son, Major Dan Story, U. S. Air Forces, Anchorage, Alaska; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jon Henderson, Wichita, Kansas; four step-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. A. Fortham, Paul Moore, Roy Love, Derward George, Dr. L. E. Kelton, David Kelton, Dick Anderson, E. C. Sears and Roy Loving, Waco.

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Vera Nancy (Rainey) Story
Oct 13, 1889 - Nov 12, 1975

Mrs. Story

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Vera Story, 86, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. She was a native of Tennessee and lived in Corsicana 80 years.

Survivors include two brothers, Walter Rainey of Houston and J. W. Rainey of Whorton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Johnnie Rainey, Bud Rainey, Don Rainey, Walter Rainey Jr., Larry Rainey and Frank Rainey, Jr.

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James William Hayes
Sep 27, 1867 - Jul 17, 1955

Monday Services For J. W. Hayes

J. W. Hayes, 87, died at the Twilight Home early Sunday.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Revs. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

A native of Meridian, Miss., Hayes had resided in Corsicana 35 years.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Hayes, Mexia, and Aubrey Hayes, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Grace Duncan, Dallas; Mrs. S. B. Wilders, Bay City, and Mrs. Lillian Bobo, Abilene; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother, Singleton Hayes, Kirvin and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Atwell Allison Cox
Feb 26, 1904 - Oct 20, 1973

A. A. Cox

A. A. Cox, 69, rancher and retired construction company owner, died early Saturday at his home, 910 N. 37th St., of an apparent heart attack. A native of Ferris, he was a longtime Corsicana resident and member of the Methodist church.

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Riley, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Laura Goins of Corsicana; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. William Derks of Houston.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Foster, Shirley Goins, Campbell Gillespie, Reuben Tucker, Floyd Smith, Joe Sims, Joe Dranguet and Sam Gordon.

The family requests that donation be made to favorite charities in lieu of flowers.

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A. A. Cox

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday at a local funeral chapel for A. A. Cox, 69, of Corsicana, who died of an apparent heart-attack early Saturday at his home.

Rev. Jack Riley officiated and burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a daughter, two grandchildren, and a sister.

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Charlie Warren “Shorty” Cox
Sep 7, 1901 - May 9, 1977

C. W. Cox

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for C. W. (Shorty) Cox, 75, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of West Station, lived in Corsicana 55 years, and was a barber, and a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a daughter, Miss Frances Cox of Corsicana; seven brothers, Haze Cox of Corsicana, Elbert Cox, James Cox, and Herman Cox, all of Waco, Joe Cox and Ben Cox both of West and Johnnie Cox of Dallas; nine sisters, Mrs. Tennie Lowe and Mrs. Jessie Fay Green, both of West, Mrs. Jewell Robison of El Mott, Mrs. Viola Smith, Mrs. Dovie Edwards, and Mrs. Betty Joyce Olsen, Mrs. Ada Bass, Mrs. Opal Rozell, all of Waco, and Mrs. Pauline Wilson of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Chester Sprinkle, Leighton Dawson, Hoyt Moore, John Bewley, Ed Phinney and Cecil Griffin.

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Elbert Thomas Cox
May 18, 1898 - Aug 15, 1977

E. T. Cox

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Home Chapel in Waco for Elbert T. Cox, 79, resident of Waco and formerly of Corsicana, who died Monday in a Waco hospital.

The Rev. Everett Cain will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow of Waco, a brother, Francis Cox of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Albert Swinney of Ringling, Okla. and a number of nieces and nephews.

Local arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

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Jay Hue Cox
Apr 3, 1888 - Feb 29, 1956

J. H. Cox Dies Here Wednesday

J. H. Cox, 67, operator of an oil truck, died in Memorial Hospital about noon Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are a son, H. O. Cox, and a grandson, Billy Cox, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Cox was born at Old Union, Limestone county, but had resided here for many years.

Corley will direct.

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J. H. Cox Rites Slated Friday

J. H. Cox, 67, operator of an oil truck, died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday afternoon.

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

The rites will be conducted by Earl Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

A native of Old Union, Limestone county, Cox had operated an oil truck here for many years.

Surviving are a son, H. O. Cox, and a grandson, Billy Cox, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Arthur Lennon, I. J. Bigony, Charlie Lennon, Robert Whitehead, Ed Wilson and Walter Knight.

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Isabella J. (Hicks) Ellis
Feb 17, 1866 - Aug 24, 1955

Mrs. H. J. Ellis Dies Wednesday; Rites Thursday

Mrs. H. J. Ellis, 89, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Earl Ellis, 1210 West Fourth Avenue, Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred Wolf, rector.

Mrs. Ellis was the widow of the late Rev. Hiram J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s church for many years.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were the following vestrymen of the church:
Ed Rittersbacher, Wm. V. Mowlam, W. A. Lang, Ed M. Polk, Wm. Clarkson III; Luther A. Johnson, Jr.; Albert W. Frey and Wilbur A. Wright.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Thomas Daniel Ellis, Rev.
Dec 9, 1885 - Jun 17, 1963

Rev. T. D. Ellis Services Here

Funeral services for Rev. Thomas D. Ellis, 77, of Cleburne, former Frost Methodist church pastor, who was killed in a car-truck collision early Monday on Highway 81 near Itasca, will be held from the Crosier-Pearson Funeral Chapel in Cleburne Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with a graveside service in Oakwood Cemetery here at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Rev. Thad Son of Cleburne, Methodist pastor, will conduct the services. The Rev. Mr. Son formerly was a Corsicana pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Cleburne who is in a serious condition in a Hillsboro hospital from injuries received in the mishap; a son, D. S. Ellis, San Angelo; a grandson, four sisters, and other relatives.

The minister and his wife were residing in a retired ministers’ home in Cleburne.

Corley is making local arrangements.

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Rilla (Holcomb) Hayes
Jun 11, 1893 - Aug 30, 1976

Mrs. Rilla Hays Dies Sunday

Mrs. Rilla Hays, 77, widow of the late Walter Hays, longtime sheriff and justice of the peace died Sunday morning.

A member of the First Baptist church, she for many years was church secretary.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by one son, Walter Hays Jr., and two grandchildren, Lynn and Amy Hays, all of Fort Worth; one sister, Mrs. John Ramsey, Mart; one brother, Raymond Holcombe of Mundy, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Roy Bristow, Paul Moore, Herbert Varley, Silas Fry, M. E. Lake and Brice Bonner.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 31, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Walter Jerry Hayes, Sr., Sheriff married May 12, 1923; d/o William Jordan Holcomb & Nancy Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Mitchell) Holcomb

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Hays Rites

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Rilla Hays, 77, widow of the late Walter Hays, who died Sunday. The Rev. Roberts, pastor of First Baptist Church of which she was a member, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, two grandchildren, a sister and a brother.

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Isadora Douglas “Dora” (Moore) Hayes
Apr 23, 1870 - Oct 21, 1958

Mrs. Dora Hayes Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Dora Hayes, 88, life-long Methodist, died at the home of a son, Harvey L. Hayes, 814 South Seventeenth street, Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister, and Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the church.

A native of Sheridan, Ark., the family moved to the McCord community, southwest of Frost, in 1907, and to Corsicana 33 years ago.

Surviving are three sons, Harvey Hayes, City Commissioner Horace Hayes and R. B. Hayes, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. O. L. Bradham, Kermit, and Mrs. J. L. Woolley, Turnertown; 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, a brother, Thomas Moore, New Albany, Miss., and numerous other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct 22, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Matthews Brooks Hayes married Apr 6, 1890; d/o John Fletcher Moore & Martha Caroline (Clements) Moore

Lula J. (Bird) Brady-Welte
abt 1889 - Aug 16, 1954

Mrs. Lula Welte Dies Saturday

Mrs. Lula Welte, 65, formerly of Corsicana, died in Norman, Oklahoma, Saturday afternoon.

Graveside services will be conducted at Oakwood cemetery Monday at 5 p.m. by Rev. Ray Starnes associate pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles M. Jones, San Antonio; a grandson, Charles Jones, San Antonio, and several nieces and nephews.

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Earl Waldo Ellis
Aug 11, 1888 - Oct 17, 1954

Services Tuesday For E. W. Ellis

Funeral services for Earl W. Ellis, 66, who died in the veterans hospital at McKinney Sunday following several years ill health, were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Raible, Dallas Unitarian minister.

The son of the late Rev. H. J. Ellis, long-time rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. Ellis attended the first Leon Springs Officers Training Camp in World War I and later served as an infantry officer in Europe.

He was connected with the Harris, White and Ellis tire and battery concern and for years headed the E. W. Ellis and Co., Chevrolet dealers, before ill health required his retirement.

Ellis served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and the Corsicana Advertising Club, and was long active in Rotary circles.

Surviving are his wife and mother, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Roy Love, F. B. McKie, Ed Rittersbacher, S. L. Dublin, Ivan Rosenberg, Ed B. Harris, W. A. Wright, William Clarkson, III; Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr.; Rufus Shell, Jack Hagar and W. R. Howell

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Daniel Sherrod Ellis
Jun 20, 1915 - Jul 8, 1972

D. Ellis

Graveside services and burial for Dan Ellis, 57, San Angelo were at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in San Angelo.

Ellis’ late parents were former residents of Corsicana.

Survivors include a widow and one son, David Ellis, both of San Angelo.

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Ella (Sherrod) Ellis
Oct 9, 1888 - Jan 7, 1964

Mrs. T. D. Ellis Services Held

Final rites for Mrs. T. D. Ellis, 75 of Cleburne, widow of a Methodist minister, who died in a Hillsboro hospital Tuesday, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Crozier-Pearson Funeral Home in Cleburne, with graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery here Thursday at 1 p.m.

The services were conducted by Rev. Thad Son and Rev. C. C. Sessions, Methodist ministers.

Surviving are a son, D. S. Ellis, San Angelo; a grandson and a sister, Mrs. Maudie Dunn, Fort Worth.

Corley handled local arrangements.

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Homer Seale Ellis
Feb 22, 1879 - Jan 17, 1960

Hold Services For H. S. Ellis

H. S. Ellis, 80, native Texan, formerly of 615 South Sixteenth street, resident of Twilight Home, died in Memorial hospital early Sunday morning.

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

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

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Wells, Terrell, and Miss Bennie Ellis, Kerens, teacher in San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hoyt Blackman, N. Green, J. C. Freeman, Joe M. Seale, H. C. Conant, Dr. Paul H. Mitchell and Howard Denbow.

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Nellie Lee (McCullough) Ellis
Feb 13, 1881 - Sep 3, 1955

Mrs. H. S. Ellis Dies Saturday

Mrs. H. S. Ellis, 74, native Texan and resident of the Corsicana area practically all of her life, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night following an illness of several months.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church Monday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor.

Surviving are her husband, H. S. Ellis, 615 South Sixteenth street; three brothers, R. H. McCullough, Estelline; Carl Jones, McLean, and Tracy Jones, Estelline; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Bailey, Estelline, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Howard Denbow, H. C. Conant, Hoyt Blackmon, O. S. Burks, R. L. Jones and Olin Castles. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

McCammon directed.

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Charles Everett Jones
Jan 26, 1917 - Sep 22, 2013

Jones, Charles E. Charles E. Jones, 96, a long time East Dallas resident passed away on September 22, surrounded by his family. Charles Jones was a successful realtor from the 1950's until 1992, when he retired to East Tawakoni. A memorial service will be held on October 19, at the First Methodist Church of Quinlan, 1555 E. Quinlan Parkway, Quinlan, Texas 75472. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Methodist Men's group would be appreciated.

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  • 1st wife Frankie Jo (Evans) Jones-Blair-Pennell 2nd Zoe Ann (Middlebrook) Jones; s/o William Lewis Elliott Jones & Nancy Amanda (Dalton) Jones
  • Dallas Morning News – Oct. 17, 2013
  • Grape Creek Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Sealy Delila (Howard) Minatra-Patterson
Apr 4, 1892 - May 18, 1957

Mrs. Patterson Services Monday

Mrs. Lida Patterson, 65, wife of W. O. Patterson, 306 East Thirteenth avenue, was dead on arrival at Memorial Saturday night of a heart attack.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. George Conn, Baptist minister of Fairfield. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, R. H. Minatra and R. M. Minatra, both of Corsicana, and J. W. Minatra, Arlington; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Mahoney, Kerens; Mrs. Eddie Duncan, Houston, and Mrs. Alfred Miller, Dallas; 19 grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren, five brothers, Haywood Howard, Mineral Wells; Joe Howard, Dallas; Jake Howard, Keene; Bill Howard, Elkhart; and Campbell Howard, Boulder, Colo.; four sisters, Mrs. Mertie Marble, Dallas; Mrs. Rosie Files, Waxahachie; Mrs. Reba Bates, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maudie Kimbrough, Palestine.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 20, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Charley Robert Minatra 2nd unknown Patterson; d/o Jonas Josiah “Joe” Howard & Lillie Idella (White) Howard-Donnelly (not sure of the spelling of her first name-but used what was on the death certificate)

Sarah Frances (McClure) Bonner
Apr 28, 1888 - Jan 4, 1957

Mrs. Fred Bonner Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Bonner, 68, who died at the family home at Navarro Friday afternoon, were held from the Eureka Methodist Church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Eureka cemetery. She was a life-long resident of Navarro county.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ted B. Spencer, pastor of the church; Rev. Peyton Goodman, Waco Methodist minister and formerly of Corsicana and Eureka, and Rev. Henry M. Pailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church at Eureka.

Surviving are her husband and a son, Jim Bonner, both of Navarro; a brother, G. W. McClure, Kerens, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jeff Webb, Cecil Parker, Lloyd Land, Alvin McCarter, Billy Redding and Dr. James D. Carroll.

McCammon directed.

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Robert Henry Vaught
Dec 14, 1903 - Jul 1, 1957

R. H. Vaught Expires Monday

R. H. Vaught, 52, of Corsicana died Monday night.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Pentecostal Church of God at Eureka. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ida Vaught, Corsicana; a daughter, Shirley Ann Vaught, California; three brothers, Cecil W., Lon H. and Sam H. Vaught, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Young, Eureka; Mrs. Genevieve Fix, San Antonio; Mrs. Anna McIntosh, Houston, and Mrs. Lucille May, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Cecil Whorton Vaught
Feb 16, 1911 - Dec 22, 1970

Vaught Rites Set Thursday

Whorton Vaught, 59, resident of Irving the past five years and a school custodian, died Tuesday in Dallas. He was a native of Mansfield.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery with nephews as pallbearers.

He is survived by two sons, Cecil Wayne Vaught of Irving and Bennie Vaught of Grand Prairie; three daughters, Mrs. John Wright and Mrs. Esther Sobaski, both of Irving and Mrs. Wanda Sobaski of Monrovia, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; two brothers, Sam Vaught and Hubbard Vaught, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. C. R. Young, Eureka; Mrs. Paul Fix, Ennis, and Mrs. Eva May and Mrs. Anna McIntosch, both of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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Susan Ida (Robinson) Vaught
Jul 7, 1882 - May 29, 1960

Mrs. Vaught Is Found Dead In Home Monday

Mrs. Susan Vaught, 77, resident of the Mildred community 30 years, was found dead in her home early Monday morning.

Justice of the Peace G. C. Bowden and Deputy Sheriff Dude Blackmon conducted an investigation and Judge Bowden returned a coroner’s verdict of “Death from natural causes.” Mrs. Vaught had been in ill health.

Surviving are three sons, Whorton, Hubbard and Sam Vaught, all of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Charlie R. Young, Angus; Mrs. Paul Fix, Temple; Mrs. Anna McIntosh, Nacogdoches, and Mrs. E. V. May, Corsicana; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Houston Robinson, Buffalo; Judge and Edgar Robinson, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Brown, Corsicana and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from Corley’s Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial at Eureka.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Yates
Died Jan. 18, 1957

Yates Infant Rites At Eureka

An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Yates of Houston died in Houston Friday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. Howard Knox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents of Houston and grandparents, Mrs. Lovie Yates and Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Moore, all of Corsicana.

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Admiral Dewey Lee
Oct 1, 1898 - Dec 22, 1957

Dawson Services For Dewey Lee

DAWSON, Dec. 24—(Spl.)—Dewey Lee, 58, died in the Veterans Hospital in Dallas Sunday.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Methodist Church in Dawson, with the pastor, Rev. W. L. Milner, conducting. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Lee was a World War I veteran, was reared in the Dawson area, and had lived in Dawson for the past decade.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Langford, Amarillo; a son, John Dewey Lee, Kansas; three granddaughters, a grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Layden, California; and Mrs. Elva Crosslant, Oklahoma; a brother, Fitzue Lee, stepmother, Mrs. Callie Dodd, Dawson, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Laura (Humphrey) Oliver
Feb 28, 1908 - Oct 19, 1956

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Oliver

WORTHAM, Oct. 20—(Spl.)—Mrs. Laura Oliver, 58, died at her home here Friday after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Cade Chapel with burial in the Cade cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. I. Sandlin, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. J. D. Barnes, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Audry Oliver, Wortham, and Mrs. Henry Rogers, Corsicana; three sons, K. W. Oliver, Wortham; James Oliver, Fairfield, and Gilbert Oliver, Teague; father, Bryant Hunphrey, Hubbard; three sisters, Mrs. Naomi Beasley, Hubbard; Mrs. Bessie Mae Doudle, Delia, and Mrs. Gladys Lee, Greenville; four brothers, William Humphrey, Hubbard; Howard Humphrey, Wharton; J. B. Humphrey, Hubbard, and Fulton Humphrey, Irene, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pete Williams, Oscar Patterson, W. L. Garrett, Aud Respes, W. F. Eckhardt, William Carroll, Roy Miller and Chester Lee Carroll.

Burleson directed.

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Norvell Roosevelt Oliver
Mar 1, 1902 - Jun 29, 1953

Norville Oliver Services Tuesday

Norville R. Oliver, 51, cattleman, died suddenly Monday morning at his home, Route, 2, Streetman.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Cade chapel. Burial was in the Cade cemetery. Rev. M. O. Sutherland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, conducted the services.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; three sons, James, Gilbert, and K. W. Oliver, all of Streetman; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Rogers, Corsicana, and Audrey Oliver, Streetman; three brothers, H. H. Oliver, Abernathy; Charles Oliver, Houston, and K. W. Oliver, Mexia; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Bloxom and Mrs. Susie Freeman, both of Streetman, and a married sister in Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Cooper Harris, Jack Cooper, J. L. Sims, Wayne Ferguson, Billy Coy Easterling and Elsie Lee.

Griffin directs.

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Russell Aubrey Franklin, Sr.
Oct 26, 1897 - Mar 22, 1956

R. A. Franklin Dies AT Detroit

WORTHAM, March 29—(Spl.)—Russell Aubrey Franklin, 58, connected with the Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Mich., died in Detroit Tuesday night following a two months’ illness. The body is scheduled to arrive here Friday.

Franklin was born and reared in Freestone county, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dave Franklin. He had retained his membership in the Streetman Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Cowart, Dallas; a son, Aubrey Franklin, Jr., Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Charlie Harris, Wortham; Mrs. Lynn Harris, Kirvin; Mrs. Frank Mangum, Carbon, and Mrs. Edgar Bliss, Dawson; a brother, Guy Franklin, Dawson, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are pending but burial will be in the Cade cemetery with Burleson in charge.

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Ethel (Miller) Craig
Dec 30, 1884 - Aug 22, 1956

Mrs. W. M. Craig Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for W. M. Craig of Streetman were held at the Cade Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Cade Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Jehovah Witnesses.

Mrs. Craig died in a Corsicana hospital late Tuesday night. She had injured a hip in a fall at her home two weeks ago.

Surviving are her husband of Streetman; two sons, Willie Craig, Streetman, and Noel Craig, Wilmer; two daughters, Mrs. Cooper Harris, Streetman, and Mrs. L. L. Jones, Tulsa, Okla., and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

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William Murray Craig
Oct 25, 1882 - Feb 5, 1965

W. M. Craig Services Held

Services for William M. Craig, 82, who died Friday in the Navarro Clinic, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Cade Chapel near Streetman with burial in the Cade Cemetery. Delbert Red conducted the rites.

Surviving are two sons, William Craig, Streetman, and Noel Craig, Wilmer; two daughters, Mrs. Cooper Harris, Streetman and Mrs. I. L. Jones, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Leonard Craig, Wortham; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Johnson, Mrs. Bessie Lee and Mrs. Erminy Henry, all of Wortham; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Max Simpson, Clint Bell, W. M. Craig, Theo Smith, Sam Tumey, Maurice Johnson, J. T. White and Leonard E. Craig.

Griffin directed.

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Wortham

WORTHAM, Feb. 11—(Spl)—Murray Craig of Streetman died in Corsicana Friday. He was the brother of Leonard Craig, Mrs. Ermine Henry and Mrs. Bess Lee, all of Wortham.

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General Odus Johnson
Jul. 6, 1899 - May 6, 1956

Double Funeral Rites Wednesday

Double funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Chatfield for Odus Johnson, 56, who died in Patterson, Calif., Saturday, and his sister, Mrs. O. A. Eves of Shreveport, La., who died in Monroe, La., Saturday. Both are former residents of Alma and Chatfield.

Johnson resided in and near Chatfield since 1915 until he moved to California eight months ago.

Surviving Johnson are two brothers, Jack Johnson, Mobcetie, and Ernest Johnson, Fort Worth and two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Williams, Harrold, and Mrs. J. A. Tarrer, Dallas.

In addition to the brothers and sisters, Mrs. Eves is also survived by two sons, A. O. Eves, Jr., and H. J. Eves, both of Shreveport, and three daughters, Mrs. Jewel Hudson, Texas City; Mrs. Neita Murray, Bacliff and Mrs. Ruth Hewett, Roswell, N. M.

Burial for both Johnson and Mrs. Eves was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Bunch-Emmert Funeral Home was in charge.

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Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” (Johnson) Eves
Sep 1896 - May 6, 1956

Double Funeral Rites Wednesday

Double funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Chatfield for Odus Johnson, 56, who died in Patterson, Calif., Saturday, and his sister, Mrs. O. A. Eves of Shreveport, La., who died in Monroe, La., Saturday. Both are former residents of Alma and Chatfield.

Johnson resided in and near Chatfield since 1915 until he moved to California eight months ago.

Surviving Johnson are two brothers, Jack Johnson, Mobcetie, and Ernest Johnson, Fort Worth and two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Williams, Harrold, and Mrs. J. A. Tarrer, Dallas.

In addition to the brothers and sisters, Mrs. Eves is also survived by two sons, A. O. Eves, Jr., and H. J. Eves, both of Shreveport, and three daughters, Mrs. Jewel Hudson, Texas City; Mrs. Neita Murray, Bacliff and Mrs. Ruth Hewett, Roswell, N. M.

Burial for both Johnson and Mrs. Eves was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Bunch-Emmert Funeral Home was in charge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 10, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Oral Albert Eves, Sr. married Jun. 10, 1918 buried Hickory Groves Cemetery, Hickory Groves, Rusk County, Tx; d/o General Straight Johnson & Sarah V. “Sallie” (Raper) Johnson

Sarah Frances "Fannie" (Middlebrook) Montgomery
Jul 30, 1878 - Aug 13, 1960

Montgomery Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Montgomery, 82, long-time Eureka resident, who died early Saturday in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home here, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Eureka Methodist church of which she was a long-time and active member.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, Methodist minister; Rev. H. M. Bailey, retired Presbyterian pastor, and Rev. V. O. Blankenship, Jr., pastor of the Eureka Methodist church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Native of Georgia, Mrs. Montgomery was the widow of the late W. C. Montgomery of Eureka.

Surviving are two sons, Buck and Aaron Montgomery, both of Eureka; a sister, Mrs. E. A. Eliot, Corsicana; two brothers, N. J. Middlebrooks, Corsicana, and W. B. Middlebrooks, Mildred; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law, Whit Montgomery, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Douglas Hodge, Bryce Bonner, J. F. Hamilton, Loyd Land, Gilbert Grantham, Paul Chandler, C. F. DuBose and Glendon Thomas.

McCammon directed.

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Walter Cook “Buck” Montgomery, Jr.
Oct 22, 1903 - Jun 29, 1961

Ginner-Farmer Services Held

Funeral services for W. C. (Buck) Montgomery, 57, ginner-farmer, Eureka, who died in Memorial hospital Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church; Rev. Gerald Williamson, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church, and Rev. Jim Hardie, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church, Eureka.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; a son, W. M. Montgomery, McKinney; two granddaughters, Donna and Anna Montgomery, McKinney; a brother, Aaron Montgomery, Eureka; two uncles, Whit Montgomery, Dallas, and N. J. Middlebrook, Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs. E. A. Eliot, Richland and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Chat Dunham, Dick Anderson, Pete Hamilton, Lloyd Land, John Grantham, Bill Bonner, Roger Johnston and Curtis Chandler.

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George Worth "Cotton" Johnston, III
Sep 7, 1951 - Dec 8, 1956

Eureka Lad Dies Saturday Night

George W. Johnston, III, of Eureka, died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church at Eureka with burial in Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the church and Rev. Ted Spencer.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Johnston, Jr.; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Johnston, all of Eureka; grandparents, G. Worth Johnston, Eureka, and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Mageors, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Don Chandler, I. H. Boyd, J. T. Frame and Robert Nelson.

McCammon directed.

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Maude Hattie (Pritchett) Estes
Feb 24, 1886 - Jan 17, 1956

Eureka Resident Dies Of Burns

Mrs. Maude Estes, 69, resident of Eureka, died Tuesday afternoon in John Sealy Hospital, Galveston.

She had suffered severe burns about two months ago, and had been in a Corsicana hospital for seven weeks before being transferred to the Galveston hospital several days ago.

Mrs. Estes was born in Eureka and lived there all her life.

Services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Eureka Methodist church, with Rev. Joe Taylor, Rev. H. M. Bailey and Rev. Harold Davis officiating. Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. D. Estes of Eureka; three sons, Doly Estes, Trinidad; Lloyd Estes, Grand Prairie, and George W. Estes, Trinidad; two brothers, Bill Pritchett, Corsicana, and Bud Pritchett, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. F. E. Elliott, Fort Worth; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Carroll and Lehr Funeral Home, Athens, directed.

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Ethel Emma (Brown) Boyd
May 28, 1877 - Jan 29, 1956

Mrs. I. H. Boyd Services Monday

Mrs. I. H. Boyd, 78, long-time Mildred resident, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday evening.

Funeral services were held from the Paterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka Monday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the church; Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. Don Overstreet.

A native of Sumpter, S. C., Mrs. Boyd had resided in the Mildred community 51 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. M. Blackmon, Mildred; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Massey, Sumpter, S. C., a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Wilson, Tom Stringer, E. P. Ellis, Walter Johnson, Randolph Robinson and Cortez Wright.

Corley directed.

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Emma Onata Boyd
Aug 29, 1914 - Jul 28, 1960

Odessa Teacher Dies Friday, Rites Sunday

Miss Anata Boyd, 46, of Eureka, Odessa teacher, died in Memorial hospital Friday afternoon following an illness of several weeks.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka with Rev. Jim Hardie, pastor, and Rev. H. M. Bailey, former pastor, now retired, conducting the final rites. Interment will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

A native of Eureka, Miss Boyd graduated from North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, holding B. A. and M. A. degrees. She taught five years in Mildred schools and since 1942 has been in the James Bowie Junior High School of Odessa in the English department.

Miss Boyd was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Odessa.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Cora Boyd, Eureka; five brothers, Nolan Boyd, Beaumont; J. J. (Dub) Boyd, Hereford, Robert Boyd, Eureka, Walker Boyd, La Marque, and Wallis Boyd, Eureka, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be George Green, K. Turner, Zack Boyd, Eros Fullwood, Randolph Robinson, Wilson Tekell, Hayes Bonner and Ernest Fullwood.

McCammon directs.

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Miss Anata Boyd, Teacher At Odessa, Buried in Eureka

CORSICANA, July 31 (Spl). - Funeral services were held Sunday in Eureka for Miss Anata Boyd, 46, Odessa school teacher who died in a Corsicana hospital Friday. Burial was in Eureka Cemetery. Miss Boyd, a native of Eureka and a teacher in Bowie Junior High at Odessa since 1942, is survived by her mother. Mrs. Cora Boyd of Eureka, and five brothers, Nolan Boyd of Beaumont, J. J. Boyd of Hereford, Robert and Wallis Boyd of Eureka and Walker Boyd of LaMarque.

Notes:

  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Aug 1, 1960
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • d/o Austin McQuiston Boyd & Cora Lee (Walker) Boyd

Cora Lee (Walker) Boyd
Sep 4, 1894 - Jun 21, 1976

Mrs. Boyd

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Cora Walker Boyd, 81, of San Diego, Texas, who died Monday in San Diego. The Rev. Eugene Wood and the Rev. George M. Boyd will officiate, with burial in Eureka Cemetery.

A native of Delia, Texas, Mrs. Boyd had lived in San Diego for eight years. She was a former Navarro county resident and a life member of the Presbyterian Church in Corsicana and Alice, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Mack Boyd, in 1951.

Survivors include five sons, Nolan Boyd of Alice; James J. Boyd of Hereford; Robert L. Boyd of Eureka; A. Walker Boyd of Victoria; Wallis M. Boyd of Spain; four sisters, Mrs. Kate Jones of Hermleigh; Mrs. Ester Walker and Mrs. Ruth Williams, both of Bay City; and Mrs. Grace Wooten of Bandera; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mack Boyd, Austin Boyd, Timothy Boyd, Laxon Boyd, Ricky Boyd and Jim Boyd.

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Billy Lamar Bradford
Sep 16, 1923 - Aug 2, 2020
 
Billy Lamar Bradford, 96, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Bill was born on September 16, 1923 to William J. and Jessie Spencer Bradford. He grew up during the Great Depression and graduated from Corsicana High School with the class of 1941.

At age 18 he joined the army reserves and when called to active duty, with the 99th Division. His awards included a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, American Theater Medal, and European Theater Medal, American and Belgian Victory Medals, and Belgian Faurragere.

After discharge, Bill finished his degree at Baylor University in Waco. He served the community in the investment business for over 40 years. He married Cora Varley and they had one child, Elizabeth "Betsy" Van Bradford.

Throughout his adult life it was Bill's pleasure to be able to serve the community on the boards of NCARC, Palace Theater, Warehouse Living Arts, Red Cross and as City Commissioner. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church serving as an elder, trustee, teacher, and choir member.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, his sister Betty and husband David Smith.

Surviving are his daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Engelbracht and two nephews; David Smith and wife Karen and William Smith and wife Connie and several cousins.

Graveside services will be held at a later date following cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home at Oakwood Cemetery. The wearing of masks and social distancing will be enforced.

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Reynaldo "Ray" Ruiz
Oct. 6, 1942 - July 27, 2020
 
Reynaldo (Ray) Ruiz age 77 passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 27th, 2020. He was born on October 6, 1942 in Donna, Texas to Olivia C. Ruiz and Aurelio Ruiz. He loved to have lots of animals, read Chicken Soup for the Soul Books, travel, drink coffee with his brothers, go to Flea Markets, and to piddle. Ray was part of Company C 2d Battalion 18th Infantry. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device in August 1966 for "outstanding valor, and exemplary courage while inflicting heavy casualties upon the Viet Cong-exposed himself to hostile fire" and conducted himself in the best traditions of the army. He also received the Purple Heart and the Combat Medal. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Lorenzo, Jose, Miguel, Gilbert, and Antonio Ruiz, son Marco Vera and Son in Law Ignacio Ibarra. He is survived by his wife Hortencia Ruiz, brothers Frank and Lonquino Ruiz, Albert Munoz, Luis Ramirez, daughters Beatrice (Simon) Solis, Liza Ruiz, Sophia (Arturo) Mucino and son Victor Vera. Grandchildren Vivian, Stephanie, Julie, Victoria, Joshua, Valeria, Sofia, Michael, Alicia, Arturo, Nicholas, Monica, Mitchell, Patti and Daniel and three great grandchildren. Viewing will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 11:00am - 9:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with a family visitation from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Roberto Munoz and Arnold Loera officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mitchell Solis, Arturo Mucino, Luis Ramirez, Francisco Fabela, Victor Vera and Jose Rojas. Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Ruiz and Joe Gonzalez. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Susan L. (Way) Nyquist
Oct 20, 1949 - Jul 28, 2020
 
Susan L. Nyquist, loving wife, mother, Maka, and friend passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, TX. She was born on October 20, 1949 in Escanaba, MI to Richard and Betty Lou Way.

Sue grew up in Wells, MI where she graduated from Escanaba High School and met the love of her life, David A. Nyquist. Sue loved doing arts and crafts with her sisters such as rug-hooking, cross-stitching, etc. Every year she looked forward to getting together with her sisters in Appleton, WI to do crafts together, talk, laugh, and just enjoy spending time together.

Sue was an amazing cook that enjoyed cooking for her family as well as her friends. Sue always put her family and loved ones first. She was the embodiment of love.

Sue loved the Lord and loved Jesus and it was reflected in the life she led every day. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana where you would find her with her family.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Betty Lou Way of Wells, MI.

Sue is survived by her husband, David Allen Nyquist of Corsicana, and her children; Dana Nyquist Bunch and her husband, David Alan Bunch of Dallas, TX; and David Benjamin Nyquist of Corsicana. Her grandchildren include Betty Sue Bunch, Bobby Charles Bunch, and Charlie Benjamin Bunch of Dallas, TX. She is also survived by her sisters; Kathy Jacobs and her husband Randy of Iron River, MI, Patti Ann Kenneally of Wells, MI, Cindy Lauer and her husband Dan of Iron River, MI, Pam Bremer and her husband Jim of Slinger, WI. She is also survived by her brother Jeff Way and his wife Corrine of Wells, MI.

Lastly, she is survived by 11 nieces and nephews that she loved so much.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Corsicana, TX with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. Pallbearers are Bethel Johnson, Seth Brown, Dr. John Smith, Rick Newton, Jimbo Parks, Larry Morrison, Mark Rogers, and Pete Zack. A private burial with family and friends in attendance will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery. The wearing of masks and social distancing will be enforced.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the The Humane Society of Navarro County at P.O. Box 1734, Corsicana, TX 75151.

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Mary Frances “Mollie” (Owens) Cook
Nov 24, 1866 - Nov 24, 1955

Richland Rites For Mrs. Cook

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frances Cook, 90, former resident of Richland, who died in Gladewater Thursday, were held at the Richland cemetery Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Earl L. Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Morris, Gladewater; Mrs. Lou Williams, Dallas, and Mrs. Ola Shultz, Covina, Calif.; three sons, Melvin Cook, Dallas; Julian Cook, Houston, and Jesse Cook, Covina, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, and a number of other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Virginia Bell (Jones) Lyles
Dec 12, 1869 - Apr 7, 1955

Mrs. W. B. Lyles Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Bell Lyles, 85, 625 North Commerce street, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon, were held from the Corley chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Lee Nelson of Longview. Burial was in the New Pursley cemetery.

She was a native of Tennessee.

Surviving are her husband, W. B. Lyles, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Joe Lane, Dawson; Mrs. J. E. Poole, Greggton; Mrs. Doc Garner, Fort Worth, and Mrs. C. V. Sprinkle, Corsicana; five grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Mollie Jones, Corsicana; a brother, Jerome Jones, Dawson and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Burl Jones, Claude Jones, Robert Jones, Aubrey Matthews, Arvine Matthews and A. J. Lane.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Apr. 9, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Benjamin Lyles married May 29, 1902 d/o Perry Charley Jones and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Britton) Jones

Howard Wilson Weaver
May 22, 1909 - Jul 12, 1955

Howard Weaver Services Monday

Howard W. Weaver, 46, was stricken while at work at the Superior Ice Company plant Saturday about 3 p.m. and was dead on arrival at the Navarro Clinic in a private car. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

Weaver had been employed at the plant Friday.

Funeral services were held from the West Side Baptist church Monday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Rev. Howard Gay Weaver, Corsicana, pastor of the Corbet Missionary Baptist church; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Andrews, Jr., Kerens, and Mrs. Marvin Wilson, Corsicana; a brother, Willard Weaver, Grapeland; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Stone, Dallas, and Mrs. Estelene Stone, Hawkins; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Davis, John Nelson, Graham Roman, Roy Reed, Robert Whitehead, E. M. Hopwood, Jr.

Griffin directed.

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Edwin Forrest “Mose” Wells
Mar 20, 1869 - Jun 24, 1955

Mose Wells Dies Friday Morning; Rites Saturday

E. F. (Mose) Wells, 86, life-long Navarro county resident, teacher and office-holder, died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning following a several weeks illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church of which he was a long-time member.

Native of County
Wells was born March 20, 1869, at Bazette, and taught school in Navarro and surrounding counties for 36 years. He served two terms as assessor of taxes in the late 1920s before the offices of assessor and collector of taxes were combined.

He served for years with the comptroller’s office of Texas and for the past several years was connected with the local office of the Texas Employment commission.

Wells had been a deacon in the Baptist church for 65 years, and was a member of the IOOF Lodge.

Survivors
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Luther M. Wells, Williston, N.D., and Joe Kelton Wells, Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Sam Montgomery, Dallas; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, John C. Wells, Terrell, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. J. Bain, John R. Cowley, W. H. Hodge, John C. Langford, Bernie W. Parker and W. B. Reedy.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun 24, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lucy Jessica (Carroll) Wells 2nd wife Lillian Gladys (Jackson) Wells; s/o John C. Galton Wells & Sarah Ann “Polly” (Mitchell) Wells

Mary Alice “Allie” (Gibson) Turner-Richardson-St. Ama-Hammett
Feb. 14, 1873 - Feb. 18, 1955

Mrs. Hammitt Rites Saturday

KERENS, Feb. 18—(Spl)—Mrs. Major Hammitt, 82, died at her home here Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Long Prairie cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Harold Davis, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church of Trinidad.

A native of Oklahoma, Mrs. Hammitt had resided here 45 years.

Surviving are four sons, George Turner, Trinidad; Willie St. Ama, Dallas; Roland St. Ama, Kerens, and Welburn St. Ama, Andrews; five daughters, Mrs. Fannie Goodmon and Mrs. Oma Kizzar, both of Dallas; Mrs. Allie Singleton, Quinland, and Mrs. Pearl Rippy and Mrs. Jester Weathers, both of Kerens; 30 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 18, 1955
    Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Edward Turner 2nd husband John F. Richardson 3rd husband William St. Ama 4th husband Magor Francis Hammett buried in Oak Grove; d/o Wilson Gibson & Martha Esther (Nolen) Gibson

John Patrick Gomas
Jul 1, 1887 - Nov 19, 1955

J. P. Gomas Dies Saturday Night

John Patrick Gomas, 67, retired farmer, 1211 West Summitt avenue, native of California was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Saturday night.

Judge Walter Hayes returned a coroner’s verdict, of death from natural causes following an investigation.

Surviving are two sons, Anthony C. Gomas, U. S. Army, Mich., and Franklin D. Gomas, U. S. Army, Japan; a daughter, Mrs. Eunice Jane Parrish, Dallas; four step-sons, Bill Barber, Kennedale; Raymond Barber, Corsicana; Fountain Barber, Fort Worth, and Buford Barber, Kennedale; two step-daughters, Mrs. Grace Morris, Corsicana, and Mrs. Pearl Banks, Pursley; a brother, Frank Gomas, Stockton, Calif.

No funeral arrangements had been made early Monday afternoon but interment is planned in the Oak Grove Cemetery, probably Tuesday afternoon.

Corley will direct.

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Wednesday Rites For J. P. Gomas

Funeral services for John Patrick Gomas, 67, retired farmer, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Saturday night, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery northeast of Kerens.

A native of California, Gomas resided at 1211 West Summitt avenue.

Judge Walter Hayes returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes following an investigation.

Surviving are two sons, Anthony C. Gomas, U. S. Army, Mich., and Franklin D. Gomas, U. S. Army, Japan; a daughter, Mrs. Eunice Jane Parrish, Dallas; four step-sons, Bill Barber, Kennedale; Raymond Barber, Corsicana; Fountain Barber, Fort Worth, and Buford Barber, Kennedale; two step-daughters, Mrs. Grace Morris, Corsicana, and Mrs. Pearl Banks, Pursley; a brother, Frank Gomas, Stockton, Calif., and other relatives.

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Emma Evelyn (White) Hall
Jun 4, 1919 - Dec 27 1955

Mrs. Vernon Hall Dies In Dallas

KERENS, Dec. 27—(Spl)—Mrs. Emma Evelyn Hall, 36, wife of Vernon Hall, 2102 Mountain Lake Road, Dallas, died Tuesday morning in Dallas following a brief illness.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. White, Kerens; a brother, L. O. White, Palestine, and a sister, Miss Lorece White, Kerens.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon, but will be handled by the Inmon Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Vernon Hall Rites Wednesday

KERENS, Dec. 28 (Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. Vernon Hall, 36, who died in a Dallas hospital Tuesday following a brief illness, were held from the Inmon Funeral Chapel in Kerens Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery. Rev. Frank Gillham of the First Baptist church conducted the rites.

Mrs. Hall formerly was an Athens beauty shop employe and Mr. and Mrs. Hall resided at Athens several years before moving to Dallas.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. White, Kerens; a brother, Lionel White, Palestine, and a sister, Lorece White, Kerens.

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Eunice Ethel (Cook) White
Feb 24, 1892 - May 13, 1956

Kerens Services For Mrs. White

KERENS, May 14—(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. T. E. White, 64, who died Sunday at 8 a.m. at her home in Kerens after a lengthy illness, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Inmon Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery at Kerens. Nephews served as pallbearers.

A native of Eustace, Henderson county, Mrs. White had been a resident of Kerens since 1917.

She is survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. J. H. Cook of Walnut Springs; one son, L. O. White of Palestine; a son-in-law, Vernon Hall of Dallas; daughter, Miss Lorace White of Kerens; four sisters, Mrs. Sam Crowley of Kerens, Mrs. Fleming White of Mount Vernon, Mrs. D. D. Hedrick and Miss Very Cook, both of Walnut Springs; two brothers, H. B. Cook of Mineral Wells and W. B. Cook of the U. S. Navy stationed California, and two grandchildren.

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Henry Allen Horn
1874 - Jul 4, 1955

Henry A. Horn Rites Wednesday

KERENS, July 6—(Spl)—Funeral services for Henry A. Horn, 81, retired barber, were held from the Inmon Funeral Chapel here Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Arney, pastor of the Presbyterian church.

Horn, a native of Kerens, died at the home of his son, Maurice Horn, LaGrange, Ga., Monday. He resided in Corpus Christi for many years but had spent part of the time in Georgia since his retirement.

Surviving are his son; three brothers, Bud and Edmond Horn, both of Corsicana, and Jack Horn, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Mary Smith, Baton Rouge, La., and other relatives.

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Matthew Corbett Elmore
Sep 23m 1970 - Dec 1, 2020
 
Matthew Corbett Elmore, 50, of Kerens went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. He was born September 23, 1970 at Navarro County Hospital in Corsicana.
On September 18, 1993 Matt married Kriste Hoffma and together they made a life that bore two biological children; Macee and Asher. Matt and Kriste later adopted three beautiful babies; Kynzee, Canaan and Sophee. Matt's love for his family was his pure joy!
Matt was employed at Oil City Iron Works, was a member of Grace Community Church and was recently attending Kerens First Baptist Church. Matt was a craftsman and artist. He loved working with his hands, playing with his kids, fishing and laughing. Matt was a huge Star Wars fan. Secretly, Matt was a Jedi Master and zombie slayer.
Matt never met a stranger, only new friends. If you knew him, you loved him. If you didn't love him, you hadn't met him. Matt had a contagious laugh and smile which he shared freely and often. There are no words to express how much he was loved and will be missed.
Matt was preceded in death by his grandparents Buela and George Mitchell, and Eura and Aurben Elmore; his infant sister Wendy Renee and his beloved dog Tanner.
Matt is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kriste, and their children Macee, Asher, Kynzee, Canaan and Sophee. One grandchild, Matthew Emerson Chaffin. His parents Ann and A.B. Elmore; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Danny Lindamood; niece Morgan and her husband Shaun Berry. Cousin, Brian Mitchell. Many extended family members and beloved friends.
Visitation with family is from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, December 4th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be at 3pm on Saturday, December 5th at Kerens First Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Hayes officiating.
Pallbearers are Brian Mitchell, TJ Hoffma, Preston Conger, Logan Harper, Theo Pequignot, Danny Woods, Danny Lindamood and Caide Southard.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pure Desire Ministrieshttps://puredesire.org/give/
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Thomas John Peterson
Feb 2, 1936 - Dec 3, 2020
 
Tom was born on February 2nd, 1936 in a blizzard on the farm in Chisago County, MN to John Rudolph "Rudy" Peterson and Arlene Peterson. He received his degree in business from St. Cloud Teachers college (now St. Cloud State University) in 1957. On March 15, 1958, he married the love of his life, Sue Elaine Henrikson. They raised a daughter, Beth, and two sons, Brian and Craig. They also helped raise and support seven loving grandchildren: John, Maxwell, Luke, Kathryn, Matthew, Jack and Charlie.

He served on active duty for the USAF during the Cuban missile crisis. After his return from service, he continued his work for Lutheran Brotherhood. He became an independent insurance agent soon after, and his career brought his family from Minneapolis to Dallas, Corsicana, and finally, Austin, Texas. For the last 6 years, he worked for Generational Equity. His natural ability to connect with people made him an excellent salesman, and he was a mentor to everyone in the company, including his boss!

He was an active member of the religious community and served on church councils of several Lutheran and Episcopal congregations throughout his life. He was a delegate to the constituting convention of the ELCA in 1982.

Those who didn't know him as Tom knew him as "Grandpa." He was generous with his time and attention. He was a kind and gentle man with a quick wit and unsurpassed comedic timing. He treated everyone like family. He was a friend to all and made people feel special and important. His grandkids were his world. Sue and Tom attended every band concert, every tournament, every game, every meet, anything involving their grandchildren. He had so much pride in each of them and supported them all unconditionally. He lived his life with love, grace, gratitude.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Sarah Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Sue, his sisters, Grace Prokasky and Lois Falk, as well as all of his children and grandchildren.

Visitation: December 11th 6pm-8pm Weed Corley Fish 411 Ranch Rd 620 S, Lakeway TX.

Service: Saturday December 12th 2pm, Ascension Lutheran Church, 6420 Hart Ln, Austin TX
Virtual: https://fb.me/e/7VPCb4mcK

In lieu of gifts, please consider a contribution to Mas Mariposas Chispa de Vida http://mariposaspanishschool.com/donate/or the Bread for All Food Pantry (send checks to Abiding Love LC 7210 Brush Country ATX 78749)

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis - (512) 263-1511. Remembrances may be shared at www.wcfish.com

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Donald Ray Reynolds
Mar 22, 1935 - Nov 29, 2020

Don Reynolds, 85, our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on November 29, 2020. He was born March 22, 1935 to Noble Reynolds and Ruby Bell Jackson Reynolds in Kempner, Texas.
Don was a general contractor who built homes, moved mobile homes for families across our country, previously owned a local tanning salon, and most recently was an independent transporter for Casita RV's.
He was the kind of man that you could always count on because his word was law and he never broke it. If you were in a bind and he was around you didn't even have to ask for help, because he was already offering it. He was a man that got up early and was always ready to take on whatever the world had to offer that day and would do it with a smile and good humor. Hard working man would definitely be an understatement. You always knew whenever he was around because he was never one to not announce his presence with a hug, snazzy saying, or both! He could be stubborn or hard headed but it was usually because he knew something you didn't or was just worried about you and wanted to protect you.
He loved to fish and work his garden more than anything and we're going to miss him.
The Visitation was held at Corley Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 5 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Graveside services were held on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Eureka Cemetery with Pastor Charky Marquis from Lone Star Cowboy Church officiating.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 32 years: Rejeanna Reynolds; son: Justin Reynolds; grandson: Mason Reynolds; brothers: Woody Reynolds and wife Joyce, Charles Reynolds and wife Donna; sister: Leora Siewert and husband Jack; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec. 4, 2020

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec 4, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Rejeanna Reynolds; s/o Noble A. Reyolds buried in Groves Cem., Lampasas Co. TX and Ruby Bell (Jackson) Reynolds buried in Killeen City Cem., Killeen TX

Helen Virginia (Florer) McAfee 
Sep 20, 1870 - May 23, 1958

Former Resident Dies At El Paso

Mrs. Helen Virginia McAfee, 87, of 1100 North Stanton street, El Paso, died Friday at her home. She was the widow of the late H. M. McAfee, Sr., and resided in Corsicana many years ago.

Funeral services were held Monday at p. m. from the Harding and Orr Funeral Home with burial in the Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, Dr. Hobart Bennett conducted the rites.

Mrs. McAfee, a member of the Trinity Methodist church had resided in El Paso nine years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. S. Erskine, Council Bluffs, Iowa; four sons, M. W. McAfee, Jr., Hollywood, Calif.; Tom A. McAfee, El Paso; Richard R. McAfee, Mercedes, and Harry B. McAfee, Dallas; a sister, Miss Cornelia Florer, El Paso; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Jeanne (Goode) McQuary
Apr 29, 1944 - Nov 30, 2020
 
Jeanne McQuary, 76 of Kerens, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 in Baylor Hospital due to complications from surgery. She was born April 29, 1944 in Casper, Wyoming to Lloyd Goode and Fern Irene Sonnerfelt Goode and was the oldest of three children. She moved to Texas 1976 where she met and married Steve McQuary. They made their home in the Bazette community for 28 years until Steve passed away in 1999.
In Wyoming, Jeanne worked at the Casper Hospital assisting as a nurse and while there she began her 30 year career with the US Postal Service by sweeping the post office floors. From there she worked her way up to Postmaster. She worked at Corsicana, Trinidad and Malakoff promoting all the way to Post Master General in 1997. She then continued educating herself and obtaining certifications and a degree in Holistic Medicine & Therapy thus becoming a certified Herbalist. With both feet on the ground and running, Jeanne began another career with Henderson County as the County Clerk before retiring again on May 23, 2014. Jeanne was an active member in the Cowboy Church of Corsicana.
She is survived by her sister, Margaret Jo Clark of Wyoming; her children, Kimberly Barnes & husband Gary of Ohio, Ronald Klude of Kerens, Karla Arnold & husband Brian of Kerens and Teresa Harris & husband Jerry of Mississippi; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren.
Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents, her brother and one grandchild.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 5, 2020 from noon to 1:30 at Paschal Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in the Prairie Point Cemetery with Rev. Korey McCrady officiating.
Covid-19 rules of mask wearing and social distancing will be observed in the funeral home during visitation.

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Harriett Anne Emerson
Apr 28, 1925 - Nov 18, 2020
 
Harriett Anne Emerson was born on April 28, 1925 in Corsicana, Texas to father, Max, and mother, Willie Pearl.
Harriett's interest for music began at an early age. At five years old, her parents enrolled her in piano lessons. At the age of seven, she began violin lessons. Harriett continued to play both instruments until she was accepted as a solo instrumentalist into the School of Music at the University of Texas. There the dean informed her the demands of the program were such that she had to choose a single instrument on which to focus her attention. Harriett decided to focus on the violin - a decision that would eventually lead her on an incredible journey all around the world as an accomplished concert violinist.
While at UT, Harriett was hand-picked to lead a program introduced by General Christenberry of the Special Services division of the Army. This select group of fine arts students was sent to entertain various military groups surrounding the university. She eventually received her bachelor and masters' degrees in music from the University of Texas at Austin. She furthered her studies at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music and David Mannes School of Music, both located in New York City.
Years later in 1956, Harriett was again approached by General Christenberry to participate in an experimental group that played concerts for the special services based in Europe. Upon accepting this invitation, she became one of America's Musical Ambassadors. Harriett's first tour began in March 1957, and she continued to perform for audiences until 1963, traveling virtually all over the world. In 1964, she closed her violin case for the last time and began her next chapter of life.
Harriett's extensive travel during her concert tours lead her to opening Emerson Travel in Manhattan in 1965, an agency she ran for the next 25 years - utilizing her connections from all over the world to provide her clients with a most unique travel experience.
In 1989, after her mother fell ill, Harriett she made the decision to sell Emerson Travel and leave Manhattan, then returning to the family homestead in Powell, Texas. Out of necessity, deeply rooted loyalty and love, Harriett took on the day to day farm and ranch management and duties, where she remained for the rest of her days. She also took time to set up the Euphemia Jane Ritchie, RN, Excellence in Nursing Award at the UTMB School of Nursing in honor of her mother's late sister, Euphemia; a tribute that continues to provide financial support for outstanding nursing students
Harriett died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Powell, Texas on November 18, 2020 at the age of 95. She is survived by the children of her cousin Henry Gorman Ritchie, Jr. - Wes Ritchie of Austin, Texas, and Amy Ritchie Allen of Laredo, Texas. She is further survived by the children of her cousin Dorothy Ritchie Waldron -- Arthur Burch Waldron, III, Barbara Waldron Jiongo, and Elizabeth Waldron Collins, all of Fort Worth.
To quote Harriett, "In a way, I've led three different lives. There is the life of the musician, the life of the travel agent and then the finale - the management of my family's real estate where I remain to this day." Truly a life well lived.
Due to Covid-19 Harriett will be laid to rest in a private service with her family in Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements especially for the Emerson Family by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Lee Hudson
July 3, 1951 - Dec. 2, 2020
 
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race and I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will reward to me on that day and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:7-8

James Lee Hudson, 69 of Corsicana was called home to take his place in glory on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

James was born July 3, 1951 along with his identical twin brother Don in Waco, Texas to John and Rosalee Hudson.

Growing up James and Don were known for their many practical jokes especially their favorite of switching places with each other. When the two of them were together you could always count on a good laugh and never a dull moment.

James graduated from Mexia High School in 1970, and went on to attend Navarro College to earn his Associates degree in law enforcement. James took great pride in his role as a leader in the community and was a beacon of light to those who crossed his path. He started his career with the Marlin PD in 1973 and had been with Corsicana PD from 1980 until he honorably retired in June of 2016 as a Master Peace Officer, the highest certification an officer can achieve.

Through his many years as a Police Officer he gained an abundance of knowledge through extensive training that eventually led him to be a D.A.R.E instructor. James assumed the role of D.A.R.E officer in 1991. Throughout the program James made a difference in the lives of many of Corsicana's younger citizens who to this day will share fond memories of Officer Hudson and the D.A.R.E program. He led a remarkable life of courage and compassion through his career. He never met a stranger and was a friend to anyone he met.

James lived life to the fullest. He loved to travel, watch scary movies, pull a good prank, loved football and baseball, but his greatest joy came from his own personal family and that of his law enforcement family.

He is preceded in death by his parents John and Rosalee Hudson, his wife Lorrie Hudson and granddaughter Micaela Elizabeth Lewis.

Those left to cherish his memory are brothers Don Hudson and wife Linda of Corsicana and John Hudson; daughters, LaDonna Lewis and husband Brad of Grandview, Jamie Pettigrew and husband Jeff of Mart, Megan Murphy and husband Dustin of Corsicana; grandchildren, Austin, Madyson, Hunter, Emma, Staci and Brenton; also his special niece, Sarah Jones and two nephews, Jeremy Hudson and Jason Hudson.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 12-2pm with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Humane Society of Navarro County, P.O Box 1734 Corsicana, Tx 75151

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Edward Franklin Formby
Oct 18, 1936 - Dec 3, 2020
 
Mr. Edward Formby, a lifelong resident of Corsicana, passed away on December 3, 2020, at the age of 84.

Edward was born in Waxahachie on October 18, 1936 to Andrew Franklin and Ruth (Woodring) Formby. He married Joanne Bassham in 1955. A hard-working man, he raised his family in Corsicana. In the early years of their marriage, he was a music leader at several churches and always sang in the choir. Edward served as Deacon at Northside Baptist Church, Sunday school teacher and served the church in various other positions with honesty and integrity.

Edward was a prankster who loved to tell jokes. He loved to be outdoors hunting and working on his ranch. He also enjoyed playing 42 in dominoes, fishing, and the occasional game of golf. Edward always put the most important things first in his life - his Lord, his marriage, and his family.

Edward leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years, Joanne Formby, his daughter and son-in-law Donna and Mark Good of Oklahoma City, his son and daughter-in-law Jim and Carol Formby of Fort Worth, his son and daughter-in-law Tim and Kim Formby of Steuben, Maine, his sister Patty Knauth, his brother and sister-in-law Bill and Katrine Formby, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Kevin Andrew, born and deceased January 13, 1962.

To honor Edward's memory, a visitation was held on Monday, December 7, 2020, followed by a funeral service at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, the Formby family would request any donations be sent to the Northside Baptist church food bank.

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Betty Louise (Price) Stubbs
Aug 29, 1939 - Fri., Nov 27, 2020
 
Betty Louise Stubbs, of Mexia, entered her heavenly home on November 27, 2020 at the age of 81. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 30, 2020 in the Mexia Cemetery with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.
Betty was born August 29, 1939 in Corsicana, Texas to Kenneth Alvin and Marie Sullivan Price. Soon after graduating from Skyline High School in Dallas, she married Mickey D. Stubbs on September 12, 1957. In 1961, they moved to Mexia where they made their home. Betty and Mickey were blessed with three children, Cindy, Greg, and Jami, in addition to their special grandchildren. Although she worked in the Education Department of the Mexia State School, along with a few other entities, her most important job was that of a wife and mother.
Betty lived her life loving the Lord, her family, and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Any activities that her children or grandchildren were involved in, she was going be a there to support them. Meme, as she was affectionately known by her grandchildren, was not going to miss anything that her grandchildren were participating in, she looked forward to attending their activities. In the eyes of her grandchildren, Meme could not have been a better grandmother.
Even though Betty was quiet, soft spoken, and enjoyed the simple things in life, she was friendly, had an outgoing personality, treated everyone with respect and was always concerned for the well-being of others. It was easy to see she was a faithful Christian, as it was exemplified by the way she lived her life. She was a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church. Betty, also, served on the Board of Directors of Incommons Bank from 2000-2019, served as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, was a member of the Women's Golf Association and the Junior Friday Club. Her hobbies consisted of shopping, traveling, and playing bridge with various groups.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Kenneth and Marie Price; husband of 43 years, Mickey Don Stubbs; brother, Alvin Price; son-in-law, John A. Jones; and brother-in-law, Ray Goodman.
Betty is survived by her loving children, Cindy Neal and husband, Trip of Fairfield, Greg Stubbs and wife, Jennifer of Mexia, and Jami Jones of Fairfield; grandchildren, Erin Neal and fiancé, Austin Harvey of Corpus Christi, Caitlin Neal of Fairfield, Regan Stubbs of Mexia and Bailey Jones of Fairfield; step grandson, Jason Neal of Fairfield; sisters, Martha Nulf and husband, Larry of Enchanted Oaks, TX and Nita Norwood and husband, Ron of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Sharon Goodman of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mexia Academic Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 534 , Mexia, TX 76667 or First Baptist Church, 500 E. Carthage, Mexia, TX 76667.
Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home

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Kelli Daun (Dycus) Kuykendall
June 29, 1967 - Nov. 21, 2020

Kelli Kuykendall, 53, passed away November 21, 2020, in Corsicana, Texas. Where she has lived since her birth on June 29, 1967, to David Dycus and Linda Dycus. She is survived by her husband, Matthew McConaughey.
Kelli enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her brother Matthew Dycus. She loved looking for sea shells, people watching, eavesdropping other conversations, sleeping, listening to music, going to concerts, and having a laugh. Her greatest accomplishment was being a mother. Her children, Chelsea, Sarah, Caitlyn, Bryan, and Crystal, were her whole life. As well as her grandchildren, Daylon, Payton, Kaytlon, Baylin, Layne, Serenity, and Parker.
She was a caring and loving person. She was a mother to many others because she took in every single child that needed help. She was always there to give advice and a helping hand.
Taking care of people was what she did best, which made her a phenomenal nurse. A job she did for 24 years.
To know her was to truly be blessed. You couldn't help but love her after meeting her. She attracted people with her personality, easy-going nature, and unconditional love. Anyone who can call her a friend knows you couldn't ask for better. She will be truly missed by her family, her night shift crew, her darts crew, her west family, her high school friends, and so many more.
Rest easy beautiful angel

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Joyce Jeannette (Myers) Whitehead
Aug 18, 1940 - Dec 2, 2020

Joyce Jeannette Whitehead was born at home on August 18, 1940, just outside of Corsicana TX in the small community of Oak Valley. She was one of six children born to W.C. "Kelly" and Mary Myers. Jeannette grew up to later marry the man of her dreams, Sonny Whitehead. Sonny and Jeannette then raised four wonderful children together. Jeannette was a loving mother and grandmother that spent most of her days as a homemaker caring for her family. Jeannette was a loving, thoughtful, and friendly woman that always greeted you with a smile. Jeannette was devoted to her family and most of all, devoted to GOD. Jeannette is loved and cherished by her family and will be deeply missed by many.

Jeannette departed her earthly home and was called to her heavenly home, while surrounded by her loved ones on December 2, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband W.H. "Sonny" Whitehead, her son Chance Whitehead, her parents W.C. "Kelly" and Mary Myers, Brothers Calvin and John Myers, and her Great Grandson Levi Whitehead.

She is survived by her sister Dorothy Harris of Palestine TX, her sister and brother-in-law Kenneth and Charlotte Groening of Tyler TX, Brother and sister-in-law Larry and Becky Myers of Waxahachie Texas. She is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law Rick and Cecelia Whitehead of California, Her son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Dollie Whitehead of Corsicana TX, Her daughter and Son-in-law James and Dianna Perrymore of Oklahoma, Her granddaughter Maureen O'Rourke and partner Laine Fire of California, her grandson Ricky Whitehead of California, her granddaughter and spouse Joyce "sunshine" Muskwinsky of Houston TX, Her grandson Jeffrey Whitehead and partner Tiffany Sanchez of Irving TX, Her granddaughter and spouse Christy and Eric Wing of Corsicana TX, her Grandson Johnny Whitehead of Corsicana TX, Her granddaughter and spouse Brittany Whitehead Jones and Larry Jones of Corsicana TX, Her granddaughter and spouse Kathrine Berry and Connor Denk of Kansas, Her grandson and spouse Neeko and Gabrielle Whitehead of San Angelo TX,
and grandson Cory Whitehead of Corsicana TX. She is also survived by her 13 great-grandchildren that she deeply cherished and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation services will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Jeannette will be carried to her final place of rest by her grandson's Eric Wing, Jeffrey Whitehead, Larry Jones, Johnny Whitehead, Neeko Whitehead, and Cory Whitehead. Graveside services will be held at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery on Sunday December 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Tony Neal officiating services.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the additional friends that Jeannette made after the passing of her husband, that helped her to find peace on earth without him. Thank you to Mildred Baptist church and all staff and residents of Friendship Towers for all of the time and love given to Jeannette throughout the years. Special thanks to Jordan Horn, Amy Overbey, and the caring staff at Hand in hand hospice for going the extra mile to care for Jeannette in her final days. You are all deeply appreciated by Jeannette and her family.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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David Finis Bugg
Aug 3, 1948 - Dec 1, 2020

Rev. David F. Bugg, 72, of Corsicana, TX passed away on December 1, 2020.
David was born on August 3, 1948 in Corpus Christi, TX to Finis W. Bugg and Mayme E. Bugg. He grew up in Big Spring, TX where he spent his time playing in the canyons, working with his father at the family meat market and riding his pony Paint through the feedlot. He was a proud Permian Panther.

A devoted family man, David married Diana in 1970, and together they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January with his family and friends. The patriarch of the family, he completed 4 Cowtown marathons and was the founding father of the infamous Bugg Mile and hiked Mount Baldy several times.

A natural, fun loving, storyteller, David always found a way to preach the gospel. After much encouragement from his mother instructing him" to preach the best 5 minutes of your life," preached his first sermon in Loraine, TX, almost peeling the varnish from the nervous grip on the pulpit. He was dedicated to the Christian ministry, spanning for more than 50 years.He preached every day, until the day of his passing, most recently as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Wilmer. David is survived by his wife Diana, their four children David Bugg, Aimee Laun, Nathan Bugg and Monica Bugg, 2 bonus children, Mercedes Bugg and TJ Jones, 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. His siblings Janet Hoover, Dixie Autry and Gloria Burch and their families and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Finis and Mayme Bugg, brother George Bugg also known as "Big Daddy" and brother in law Jack Hoover, and true to his calling he humbly residing over their services.

Friends and family are encouraged to gather for a time of visitation on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 2 - 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. The family will be present from 6 - 7 p.m. to receive guest.
Services celebrating David's were held on Friday, December 5, 2020 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon in the chapel of Corley Funeral Home with son David Bugg officiating. Burial followed at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Matthew 25:21 KJV

His lord said to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord."

Arrangements especially for the Bugg Family by Corley Funeral Home.

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June Dwenell (Harris) Smith
Oct 26, 1928 - Nov 26, 2000
 
On November 26, 2020, June Harris Smith passed away in Midlothian, Texas. June was born in Navarro County (Streetman), Texas, to Jonathan Cooper Harris and NeOma Craig Harris. She was a loving sister to James Cooper Harris, a marine who died in Hilo Hawaii, and Ginger Harris Mayo (husband Wayne), who lives in Richardson, Texas.
June attended Streetman High School, North Texas State College and graduated from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. After graduation, she taught school for two years in Maypearl, Texas, before moving on to become the City of Midlothian City Secretary for twenty-four years.
June was married in September 1946 to Theodore Ellis Smith. They were married for 60 years and were blessed with three children Sandra Smith Briggs, Michael Ellis Smith and Constance Smith McGuire.
She is preceded in death by her husband, two of her children, Sandra and Michael, and her granddaughter Shannon McGuire.
June was a wonderful grandmother to seven adoring grandchildren Tiffany Briggs Guest (husband Corbett), Stacy Briggs Jones (husband Daren), Michael Smith (wife Dana), Elizabeth Smith Kuo (husband Shin Pei), Stephen McGuire (wife Carly), Conor McGuire. She also had twelve great grandchildren Elijah Guest, Fenimore Guest, Taylor Jones, Whitley Jones, Stephanie Smith, Abigale Smith, Caroline Smith, Oliver Kuo, Isobell June Kuo, Riley McGuire, Harris McGuire and Ian McGuire.
She is also survived by her niece Jo Frances Harris Hinshaw and her son Kevin Hinshaw, her son-in-law, Larry Briggs and daughter-in-law, Patricia Smith Freeman.
June was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Streetman, Texas, her entire life. She was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 118 in Corsicana, Texas, and a member of the Jonathan Hardin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Mexia, Texas.
A graveside service was held to honor June on November 29, 2020, at Cade Cemetery in Streetman, Texas.
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to Cade Cemetery 826 FM 246, Wortham, Texas 76693 or (903) 599-2322.

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Leonard Loyd Mixon
May 3, 1940 - Nov 25, 2020
 
Leonard Mixon, 80, of the Union High Community in Navarro County passed from this life on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Providence Hospital in Waco. He was born on Corsicana on May 3, 1940 to Perlie Mixon and Mary Louise Higgins Mixon. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1958 and married Linda Faye Haley on June 6, 1960 in Dawson. Leonard joined the United States Air Force in 1961 and served until 1965. Following his military service he worked for Texas Instruments until retiring in 1991. During his retirement he served as Director of Navarro County Electric Coop Board, Dawson Lions Club and fire chief for the Union High Volunteer Fire Department. Leonard was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.
He is survived by his wife Linda; two sisters Helen Dunlap of Corsicana and Martha Ann Howell of Waxahachie; daughters Machelle of Canyon, Texas and Angela and husband Dale of Amarillo. Three grandchildren; Rhett Schumann of Oklahoma City, Taylor Mixon of Canyon and Bree Mixon of Amarillo.
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Bill Mixon, Wiley Mixon, Perlie Mixon Jr., Johnny Mixon, Francis Landers and Dorothy Bell.
Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Steven Bell officiating and Rev. Troy Eastland assisting. Burial will follow at Board Tree Cemetery in the Union High Community.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

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Cleo Patra (Higgins) Vance
Nov 5, 1870 - Jan 17, 1955

Mrs. J. D. Vance Expires Monday

DAWSON, Jan. 18.—(Spl.)—Mrs. J. D. Vance, long-time resident of this community, died in Dallas Monday night.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Tuesday morning.

Surviving are three sons, J. O. Vance, Midland; Robert Vance, Dallas, and Otis Vance, Odessa and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

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John Cleo Vance
Nov 2, 1907 - Jan 9, 1919

BOY MEETS ACCIDENTAL DEATH.

Arm Is Shot Off While Out Hunting Near Dawson.

While out hunting near Dawson last Monday the 12-year old son of J. D. Vance, who carries rural route No 3 out of Dawson, fell and his shot gun was accidentally discharged, tearing his right arm off near the shoulder. Two days later lockjaw set up and the unfortunate child died last night.

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Paris Lee Elmore
Sep. 18, 1885 - Jul. 7, 1955

Saturday Rites For P. L. Elmore

DAWSON, July 9 -- (Spl) --Funeral services for P. L. Elmore, 81, of Spring Hill, who died in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, Thursday night were held from the Navarro Mills Baptist church Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Spring Hill; a son, L. T. Elmore, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Ola Cox, Houston; Mrs. Nora Boulware, Corsicana; Mrs. Zuma Allmon, Dawson, and Mrs. Irene Dickson, Dallas; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Ellington, Quinlan, and Mrs. Geneva Berryman, Dallas; six brother, Anderson, Jesse, Charles and Lewis Elmore, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; Frank and Sherfil Elmore, both of Greenville, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Maybelle (Walls) Elmore
Feb 1, 1887 - Jul 20, 1963

Mrs. Elmore Of Springhill Dies

Mrs. Mary Bell Elmore, 76, native Texan, resident of the Springhill community, died in the Navarro Clinic early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Navarro Mills Baptist church with burial in the Dawson Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Church Wallace, pastor.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ola Mae Wilson, Houston; Mrs. Nora Boulware, Eureka; Mrs. Irene Dickson, Dallas and Mrs. Alton Almon, Dawson; a son, Liburn Elmore, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, three brothers, George Walls, Fort Worth; Charles Walls, Teague, and Leroy Walls, Altus, Okla.; and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Eubanks will direct.

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Jerome Elbert Jones
Jul 18, 1877 - Nov 29, 1955

Retired Farmer Rites At Dawson

DAWSON, Dec. 1—(Spl)—J. E. Jones, 78, retired farmer, long-time resident of this area, died at the home of his son, J. E. Jones in Hubbard Tuesday

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church here Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor; Rev. A. E. Oden, pastor of the Cold Corner Missionary Baptist Church of Hubbard; Rev. Tom Allmon, Hubbard, pastor of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church, and Rev. Sam Cluck, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Hubbard.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; one son, and two grandchildren.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Manville Proctor
Aug 2, 1880 - Jan 16, 1954

M. Proctor Rites Sunday Afternoon

M. Proctor, 73, retired Humble Oil and Refining Company employe, died at his home, 515 West Third avenue, Saturday afternoon.

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

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

Prior to moving to Corsicana several years ago, the family resided in Longview.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Proctor, Corsicana; three step-children, Curtis E. Todd, Baton Rouge, La.; Meritt E. Todd, and Mrs. Eloise Burton, Dallas; a brother, Elmore Proctor, Savoy; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were C. M. Thornell, Jack Megarity, V. B. Moore, John C. Hughes, Charles Banister, E. C. Sears, Tracy Ryan and Frank Ewing.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan. 18, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Nannie L. (Hunt) Proctor married Nov 8, 1903 2nd wife Willie Ethel (Moore) Todd-Proctor married Feb 17, 1920; s/o John Richard Proctor & Valera (Greer) Proctor
     

Mary Frances “Fannie” (Cox) Slaughter
Jul. 12, 1874 - Jan. 17, 1954

Mrs. Slaughter Services Monday

Mrs. C. W. Slaughter, 79, native of Corsicana and life-long resident of Navarro county, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lorene Alderman, south of Corsicana early Sunday.

Surviving are seven children, C. E. Slaughter, Waco; Miss Blanche Slaughter, Corsicana; Mrs. W. A. Green, Corsicana; O. L. Slaughter, Corsicana; H. A. Slaughter, Purdon; Mrs. Alderman, Corsicana; S. A. Slaughter, Fort Worth; one brother, E. A. Cox, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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

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

Pallbearers were E. L. Slaughter, L. L. Slaughter, G. A. Slaughter, D. J. Slaughter, O. L. Slaughter, Jr., and L. B. Hodges.

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Claude William Slaughter
Jan 5, 1872 - Oct 16, 1960

C. W. Slaughter Rites Monday

C. W. Slaughter, 88, of Purdon died in Memorial hospital Sunday at noon.

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

The rites were conducted by Bert Mercer, pastor of the West Side Church of Christ.

Slaughter was a member of the Church of Christ.

Native of Kentucky, he had spent most of his life in this area.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Blanche Slaughter, Purdon; Mrs. Letha Green and Mrs. Ray Alderman, both of Corsicana; three sons, Herman Slaughter, Purdon; O. L. Slaughter, Corsicana, and Sam Slaughter, Beaumont; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, J. G. Slaughter, Vernon; a sister, Mrs. L. G. Compton, Corsicana; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Iva Slaughter, Purdon, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O. L. Slaughter, Alvis Alderman, Paul Slaughter, Allen Green, Luther Hodges, Billy Gene Herring, George Carter and Melba Bower.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct. 17, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Frances “Fannie” (Cox) Slaughter married Sep 19, `1892; s/o Edward Alfonso Slaughter & Caroline Augusta “Carrie” (Lindsay) Slaughter

Alva (Smith) Slaughter
Apr 1, 1902 - Nov 11, 1973

Mrs. Slaughter

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Claud Slaughter, Sr., 71, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Maurice McLeroy will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Temple and had lived in Corsicana for 39 years. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana; a son, Claude Slaughter, Jr., of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Daniel of Corsicana and Mrs. Harvey Greenhaw of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren, and two brothers, Hoyte Smith of Gatesville and Sid Smith of Waco.

Pallbearers will include Alton D. Ratliff, Bobby G. Ratliff, Charlie Stewart, Albert Merrell, Melvin Sullivan, and Ray Just.

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Norma Jean (Benton) Porter
Oct 9, 1950 - Jan 18, 2021

Obituary for Norma Porter
Norma Jean Porter was a caring, compassionate and loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend. She left this world on January 18, 2021 at age 69.
Born October 9, 1950 in Corsicana Texas, she is the daughter of the late Bill and Vivian Benton. She was preceded in death by brothers Damon Benton and Bo Benton. She later met the love of her life, Benny Porter, and married on November 23, 1968.
She is survived by her husband Benny Porter and sisters Connie Armstrong and Vickie Hamilton. Her 3 children: Jennifer Turpin, Christina White and spouse David White and Nolan Porter and spouse Savannah Porter. Eight Grand Children: Kurtis Turpin, Kristofer Turpin, Trace Turpin, Darion Cundiff, Devon Porter, Lynnsea White, Zander Porter and Zayden Porter. Four Great Grand Children: Kirra Turpin, Kolten Turpin, Lenora Turpin and Raylee Maulin.
Norma loved and cherished spending time with family. Every birthday and holiday the family would gather at her home for delicious food and games. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards with her friends. She loved reading, playing games, watching sports, and spending time with family.

Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 25th from 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral will be 2pm Tuesday, Jan 26th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery

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  • w/o Benny Porter; d/o Billy Otha Benton & Vivian (Kinsel) Benton also buried at Dresden Cemetery

Ramon Lancon, Jr.
Feb 10, 1954 - Dec 27, 2020
 
Ramon Lancon, Jr., 66, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his residence. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-8pm Wednesday, December 30, 2020 with the Rosary beginning at 6:00pm at Corley Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00pm Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec. 28, 2020
Submitted by Karen Rost

Ramon Lancon Jr., age 66, of Corsicana, Texas went home to his Lord and Savior and wife Maria, on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. He passed from complications with interstitial lung disease. He was born on February 10, 1954 in Laredo, Texas to Ramon Lancon Sr. and Micaela R. Lancon.

Ramon loved working on cars, watching his favorite football team, the Cowboys, and spending time outdoors tending to his chickens, rabbits, and pig (Miss Piggy). He enjoyed grilling for large family gatherings whenever possible. He was a hardworking man, working for Regal International for 20 plus years and also several part-time jobs, supporting at that time, his wife and six children. Ramon was a loyal, reliable friend to many, always offering a helping hand when needed. His family knew him best as compassionate, protective, supportive, hard-working, and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Ramon was preceded in death by his parents, Ramon Lancon Sr. and Micaela R. Lancon. His wife, Maria Lancon, his sister, Isabel Lancon and brother Martin Lancon. His great granddaughter, Marilyn Rose Cherry.

He is survived by his sisters Lucy Villanueva and Laura Lancon, and his brothers, Gabriel Lancon, Gilbert Lancon, Miguel Fernando Lancon, Ricardo Lancon. His children: Adela Cherry and husband Chris, Ramon Lancon III, Margarita Harrington and husband Sean, Marisol Rivas and husband Toribio, Marco Lancon, Carlos Lancon and wife Lorraine, and Ashley Lancon and fiancé Andres Trevino. His grandchildren: Olexus Lancon, Fernando Lancon and wife Silvy, Maria Cherry, Lazarus Cherry, Tim Harrington, Mary Contreras and husband Randy, Jennifer Harrington, Natalie Rivas, Isabel Rivas, Gerardo Delgadillo, Madison DePugh, Sage Lancon, and Alejandro Lancon. His great grandchildren: Jazaline Hernandez, Jaythan Hernandez, John Mar, Mary Jane Cherry, Marilyn Cherry, Miracle Cherry, Dahlia Lancon, and Magnolia Lancon.

Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 5-8PM at Corley Funeral Home, with the rosary beginning at 6:00PM. The funeral mass for Ramon will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 2:00PM with Father Juan Carlos officiating. Serving as pallbearers: Ramon Lancon III, Marco Lancon, Carlos Lancon, Clint Davis, Toribio Rivas, Sean Harrington, Andres Trevino, Ricardo Lancon, Gilbert Martinez and Lazarus Cherry. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Wearing of masks and social distancing will be enforced.

Corley Funeral Home

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  • h/o Maria Lancon; s/o Ramon Lancon Sr. & Micaela R. Lancon
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Trudy Jo Howell
Aug 19, 1948 - Dec 16, 2020
 
Trudy Jo Howell, 72, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Country Meadows Nursing Center and Rehabilitation. Services are pending at this time with Corley Funeral Home.
Corley Funeral Home

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Cynthia "Cindy" (Stiles) Grant
Jul 20, 1956 - Dec 23, 2020
 
Cynthia "Cindy" Grant, of New Braunfels, TX, passed away after a three year-long battle with metastatic breast cancer on December 23, 2020 at the age of 64.

Cindy was born on July 20, 1956 to MC and Josephine Cynthia Stiles and raised in Osceola, AR . She married Ray Grant in 1987 in Hillsboro, TX and had two daughters, Leigh and Lara. She worked as a schoolteacher for 33 years in the Dallas, Hillsboro, Corsicana, and Nacogdoches ISDs until her retirement in 2012.

Upon retirement Cindy became a full-time grandmother to her two granddaughters, Isla and Georgia. Lovingly known as "Boo" she cherished the special time with them.

Cindy is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Ray; daughters, Leigh Owen (Daniel) and Lara Grant (Andrew MacLaren); granddaughters Isla and Georgia Owen; and four older brothers: Joe, Marcus, David and Nelson Stiles.

A private memorial service will be held on January 2, 2020 at the Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for a memorial tree in celebration of Cindy's life to the Cibolo Center for Conservation at https://cibolo.org/memorial-donation.

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Thomas Fredric Hammargren
Mar 15, 1950 - Dec 8, 2020
 
Thomas Fredric Hammargren 70, of Avon, Indiana, passed away December 8, 2020. He was born on March 15, 1950 in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Wallace and Eunice (Tweten) Hammargren.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Beth Schmedake and her husband, Don; two nieces, Karen (Steven) Goheen and Megan (Michael) Conley; nephew, Kyle Schmedake and Courtney Kraft; and two great nephews, Connor and Patrick.
A private graveside service will be held at West Ridge Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Hammargren to Navarro College Scholarship Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Conkle Funeral Home, Avon Chapel.

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Sherrian "Sherry" (Clark) Boling
Feb 21, 1945 - Dec 15, 2020

Sherrian "Sherry" Clark Boling, age 75 of Grand Prairie, was called Home on December 15, 2020, in the arms of her children. Sherry was born on February 21, 1945 in Corsicana, Texas to her loving parents, Lenard Clarence Clark and Hazel Marie Bower Clark.

Sherry married Chandler Boling on July 1, 1977 - they celebrated 33 years of laughter and love before he was called Home in 2003. Together they raised and endlessly loved three children, Rodney, Russell, and Brandi, and later on 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Never was there a greater, eternal, pure, and unconditional love than how Sherry loved her family and friends. To know her was to love her and be loved by her. Sherry was affectionately "Mom/Grandma" to MANY others all her life. She had the innate ability to see the good in everyone and everything. Sherry was well known for listening and giving golden advice. It was a common occurrence to find Sherry sitting around her kitchen island at 2am with one of her kids, their friends, or anyone who needed her. Every holiday Sherry opened up her heart and her home to anyone who needed a family and good food. She spent her life selflessly giving to everyone and anyone who had a need.

Sherry always had a powerful relationship with God. God was her driving force in all that she did and it was evident in the words she spoke and in the way she loved. Sherry lived by "Be still and know that I am God." All of children's and grandchildren's lives, they would come to Sherry when they would face difficult times. She always told them, "Be still and pray to God. His love is so great, he will show you how to get through anything and everything." Those very words had pulled her through her own life challenges, as it did her children, grandchildren, and the many people she loved. She shared her sentiments for this verse so often, it became something precious to those who loved her. Several of her children, grandchildren, and dearest friends have "Be Still" tattooed in Sherry's handwriting on them somewhere. Sherry also had this tattoo done at 69 years old.

Sherry was an avid poker player who loved nothing more than a good game of Texas Hold Em' or Three Card Poker. She was a dedicated member of a women's poker league that met weekly. Naturally, she fell in love with her "Poker Girls" and many of them soon became family to her and her children. Sherry loved starting her night off with enchiladas from El Chico's or ending it with some good, greasy Waffle House. Needless to say, they lost a good customer and funding for their electric bill.

Even greater than the love Sherry had for her children was the love she had for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She started a tradition with all of her grandchildren when they were very young. All of her grandchildren would meet up at Grandma's house and no parents were allowed. She and her grandbabies would partake in a tea party that consisted of insurmountable amounts of soda, sweets, and a few choice words that were to "stay" at Grandma's house. These tea parties went into the wee hours and would end the next morning with her infamous biscuits and gravy. These tea parties continued on into adulthood for most of her grandchildren's lives, even as recent as a few months ago.

There are not enough words or paper in this world to write about how amazing she was, the impact she made, the way she loved, and how much she was truly loved. She will be forever missed.

Sherry is survived by her children Rodney Haynes and wife Nancy, Russell Boling and wife Cary, Brandi Rodriguez and husband Paul; Grandchildren Dalton Haynes, Bailey Hodges and husband Jordan, Brooke Byrd, Brittni Boling, Hayden Taylor-Kopacki and husband Ryan, Chandler Boling and wife Anna, Cara Haynes and husband Jesse, Blake Haynes, Riley Taylor, Blysse Boling, Erin Taylor, Macy Moore, Noah Nillpraphan, Gavin Nillpraphan, and Mila Rodriguez. Great-Grandchildren: Rylen Hicks, Brayden Byrd, Avryee Byrd, Brantley Hodges, Addalyn Byrd, Blayklin Byrd, Story Kopacki, Cutter Hodges, Lane Howarth, and Lily Kopacki.

Family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, December 30th from 12:00pm - 9:00pm at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on December 31st, followed by interment at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Funeral service and graveside service have been restricted to immediate family only due to COVID restrictions, but will be live-streamed from the funeral home's website for everyone else.The

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Carroll Edwin Moran
Sep 22, 1964 - Dec 11, 2020
 
Carroll Edwin Moran, age 56 passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020. He was born on September 22, 1964 in Jacksonville, Arkansas to Harold and Gail Moran. Carroll moved to Corsicana with his parents at the age of 7 in 1971. His parents founded Corsicana Bedding.
Carroll had a successful career in the home furnishing industry and under his leadership Corsicana Bedding became one of the largest most successful manufacturers in the country.
Carroll could be summed up in two small words "Dream Big."
Carroll loved life and never met a stranger. He cared deeply for people and truly loved everyone in his life. He was passionate about giving people opportunities and helping them achieve all they could in life in any way he could. He never stopped setting goals and his ultimate goal was always to "win the race."
Carroll was an avid outdoorsman and accomplished hunter. He had traveled all over the world for many different species of animals. He was a cattle rancher and passionate about conservation. He loved his family most of all and his most proud titles were, husband, father, son, and Babu.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold and Sister-in-law, Sharon Thomas.
He leaves behind his wife, Holly; mother, Gail; daughters, Marcey and son-in-law Paco Posada, Jackquelin and son-in-law Matt Grider; four grandchildren, Caroline, Abigail, Matthew and Madeleine; Father-in-law, Charlie Thomas; Mother-in-law, Dee Thomas; Brother-in-laws; Tim Thomas and Dan Thomas. He also leaves behind a host of other relatives, friends and friends who are family,
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5 - 7 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church. A celebration of his life will be Friday, December 18, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Chad Grant, Jason Grant, John Matous, Bobby Grant, Darrell Cobb, Jeff Nelson, Ruben Gonzalez Lopez, Alan Thedford. Honorary pallbearers will be, Gary Moran, Charles Eddy, Greg Barlow, Alan Stewart, Kenny Brown, James Wright, Jerry Stephens, Alan Payne, Jason Beard, Jim Ferrer and Mike Hodge.
Memorials can be made in Carroll's name to the National MS Society at nationalmssociety.org or the Navarro County Youth Exposition 321 North 12th Street Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruby Elisabeth (Laster) Phinney
Apr 21, 1926 - Dec 11, 2020

Elisabeth Phinney, 94, of Corsicana passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at Twilight Nursing Home. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday December 18, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Campbell Elrod Cemetery with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec. 14, 2020
Submitted by Karen Rost

Ruby Elisabeth Phinney, wife of Edwin T. Phinney Sr., found peace and rest, in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ, on December 11, 2020 at the age of 94. If we could hear Dad, he was probably saying that this was the best birthday gift ever.
Beth was born on April 21, 1926 to John William Laseter and Ruby Marian Stephens in Corsicana, TX. She often reminded others that she and the Queen of England shared the same birthday and spelled their names the same way. As a child, she attended Corsicana schools and graduated from high school after 11th grade. She was married by Rev. Jack Goff who also baptized her.
After marrying her childhood sweetheart, the couple remained in Corsicana where they raised five children born over a twenty year span. Beth and Ed cherished 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2007. Beth took such pride in making a home for their family. She was an excellent cook, gardener, seamstress and Ed’s right hand in caring for their cattle and land.
Beth served faithfully at Northside Baptist Church, where she was a member for 73 years. She dedicated her time in numerous ministries including the Care Center, church secretary, nursery, teaching Sunday School and many others. She also kept children of working parents after school in her home.
Beth was preceded in death by her parents John and Ruby Laseter, husband Edwin T. Phinney Sr., and grandson Troy Alan (Tam) Miller, Jr.
Beth is survived by her daughter Deborah Hogan and husband Tom of Mexia; sons Edwin T. Jr. (Buddy), Phil and wife Kim, Andy and wife Carolyn, all of Corsicana, and David and wife Lauren of College Station; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, December 18 from 6-8pm at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Campbell Elrod Cemetery in Barry, TX on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Care Center or General Fund.

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  • w/o Edwin Taylor Phinney Sr; d/o John William Laseter & Ruby Marian (Stephens) Laseter

Euradella (Johnson) Yarbough
Apr 5, 1942 - Dec 9, 2020
 
Euradella Johnson Yarbough, 78, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 9, 2020. She was born April 5, 1942 seventh of thirteen children to the late Jessie and Lorene Crayton Johnson of Bullard, Texas.
During her early grade school years, Euradella attended Corinth Elementary in Bullard. Her adolescent education years were spent at Stanton High School in Whitehouse, Texas. She graduated in May 1959 with the second-highest grade average in her class. In 1963, she received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in music from Texas College in Tyler, Texas, graduating with honors. In 1968 she also received a Master's of Education from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, and later received her Mid-Management Certification from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1994.
Euradella married Charles G. Yarbough on July 4, 1970, at Corinth Baptist Church in Bullard, Texas. They lived to share their 50th wedding anniversary in July 2020.
At nine years old, Euradella joined Corinth Baptist Church during their annual August revival. Working in the church and serving others was part of who she was as a believer. She went on to become a long-time member of Second Mission Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas where she served over 25 years.
After 39 years of excellent service in education, Euradella retired on May 31, 2002, as a Teacher (1963-1988), Assistant Principal (1989-1992), and Principal (1992-2002) in the Corsicana Independent School District, having impacted thousands of children, teachers, and parents as she led tirelessly by example.
One of the highlights of her professional career was receiving the Mark Culwell Teacher of the Year Award in 1989. The award was presented at her son, Kirk's high school graduation ceremony and was a total surprise. During her life, Euradella received many awards of recognition professionally and for her outstanding service to the church, school, and community.
After retirement, Euradella couldn't stay away from her calling in education as she desired to continue mentoring young people. She continued her impact at Texas A&M University-Commerce from 2002-2017, serving as an Academic Advisor and Director of the L.E.A.D. & S.E.E.D.S programs.
Euradella loved family and family celebrations as she was passionate about everyone staying connected. She enjoyed reading, shopping, watching game shows, and learning about what her grandkids were up to. Other than the holy bible, her favorite book was "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren and her favorite scripture was Psalm 46. Her aspiration was "To be the best I can and impact the lives of young people I come in contact with in a positive way."
Euradella was a highly recognized and well-respected figure in the Corsicana community. She was a long-time member and leader at Second Mission Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas where she served as Director of Sunday School, Primary Sunday School Teacher, and as Director of Vacation Bible School. She was an inspiring speaker and delivered numerous keynote speeches and led various programs and conferences.
The gift of Euradella's legacy will live on in the hearts and memories of those who knew her and whose lives she touched.
Euradella was preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Yarbough; her parents, Jessie and Lorene Johnson; five brothers, Jessie Johnson Jr., Otis Johnson, Harold Johnson, Maurice Johnson, and James Johnson.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Charles Kirklin Yarbough (Lisa) and Courtney Neal Yarbough (Kim); stepdaughter, Rose Marie Small (Anthony); one sister, Otha Sessions; six brothers, TJ Johnson, Roy Johnson (Shelia), Johnie Paul Johnson Sr. (Linda), Jerry Johnson (Berryl), Elmer Johnson (Ella), and Larry Johnson, all of Bullard; six grandchildren, Anthony II, Nona, Nia, Cade, Austin, and Crayton; two great-grandchildren, Anthony III and Austin; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends that loved her dearly.
Viewing will be open to family, friends, and the general public on Thursday, December 17 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Corley's Funeral Home located at 418 N. 13th Street in Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Interment will be at Woods Cemetery in Powell, Texas on Friday, December 18 following a private Memorial Service for the family.

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B. F. Risinger
Jan 9, 1938 - Dec 8, 2020
 
Reverend B. F. Risinger, Jr. passed away December 8, 2020 at the age of 82.
B.F. was born January 9, 1938 in Shamrock, Texas to B.F. Risinger, Sr. and Monnie Derr Risinger. B.F., Sr. was a graduate of Texas A&M who worked for his whole career at the Farmers' and Merchants' State Bank in Shamrock. It was once said that he had held every possible position in the First Baptist Church except pastor and President of the Womens' Missionary Union. Monnie taught English at Shamrock Junior High School. An only child, BF enjoyed a happy childhood growing up in a small town, involved in all church activities and the Boy Scouts. A favorite family story from his childhood (around 4-5 years old) was that once in the middle of the night, during a lightning and thunder storm, his father tried to calm his fears and they sat at the window together. His father talked to him about how God controls the lightning, thunder, and rain and protects us when we're afraid, as they sat and watched lightning strike the house across the street and set it on fire. His best friend throughout childhood, Roger Whitehurst, lived across the street and remained a close friend throughout his life, until Roger's death some years ago. He and Roger were proud of being the first two customers at a hamburger restaurant that opened in Shamrock when they were about 14. B.F. loved taking his children there and introducing them to the proprietor, who was still there.
In high school, B.F. was the manager of the football team (Shamrock Fighting Irish) and played flute and piccolo in the marching band. Playing the flute remained something he enjoyed throughout his life. He had a German pen pal with whom he corresponded for several years and who sent him a number of gifts that have become family treasures, especially pictures, an elaborate foil-paper mobile, and an enormous 18th century German pulpit Bible. At 18, he answered the call to the ministry and dedicated his life to becoming a pastor, becoming ordained the following year. After graduation, B.F. went on to Hardin Simmons University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in Psychology. He loved poetry, especially Milton. At this time, he also took organ lessons, despite having never taken piano lessons. He maintained a passionate love of organ music and began collecting the substantial collection of LPs that he retained throughout his life. After college, he declined fellowship offers in English literature and went to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth (M.Div.). He spent at least one summer working for El Paso Natural Gas and Pipeline and loved telling stories about pouring gasoline in one end of a stack of pipes in order to force the rattlesnakes to leave their cool shelter at the other end.
It was while attending seminary that B.F. met Janice Ruth Preston from Childress, TX, who was teaching first grade in Dallas. They met through mutual friends and went to see West Side Story on their first date. Neither of them ever went on a date with anyone else after that. She says she knew she had found "the one" when they attended a Dallas Symphony concert and she glanced over to see tears running down his cheeks. They were married in Childress on November 23,1962. They moved to Tyler, TX, where he was Assistant Pastor and Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church from 1963-1967. He went on to become Pastor of First Baptist Church of Hughes Springs, TX 1967-1971, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Gladewater, TX 1971-1979, and Pastor of First Baptist Church of Corsicana, TX 1979-2004. When asked in a newspaper profile many years later for his greatest accomplishment in life, he said "Marrying the sweetest girl I know."
After they were married and moved to Tyler, TX, two boys, Mark and Andrew, were born two years apart. Having a family had been important to them from the start of their marriage, and he never stopped telling them how proud he was of them, that they were the most important things in the world to him. Being a minister - especially one as devoted as he - often takes so much energy that his family feels neglected. He made sure that didn't happen. He once shared during a sermon that every day when he left the church, he spent the first half of the one-mile drive home reflecting on his day, what had gone well and what still worried him. For the second half of the drive (after the stoplight by the football stadium), he thought about his wife and sons, wondering what kind of day they had had, what had happened at school, etc., so that by the time he pulled into the garage, his thoughts were directed toward his family and their concerns. Sitting down around the dinner table together was always a top priority, and memories of those meals are among his family's happiest memories and best stories.
Always an optimist - like his Dad before him - and devoted to the Lord, B.F. was an early riser who made the coffee and was usually reading his Bible in solitude before the rest of the family was awake. He lived a life of service to others in every way that he could find - personal visitation, membership on numerous educational and charitable boards, preaching, singing, and mowing. He loved yard work, at home and elsewhere - he never met a patch of grass he wouldn't mow. The Corsicana Food Pantry was one of his favorite causes, and he spent years mowing the lawn of the house they occupied - one of the other board members nicknamed him "the Lawn Ranger." Over the years, he held a position on many boards and charitable organizations, including: Board of Trustees, Hardin Simmons University; Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board (Chair); Board of Trustees, ETBU; Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow; Corsicana Food Pantry; Salvation Army Advisory Board; Child Protective Services; Corsicana PD Chaplain; Navarro Regional Hospital Chaplain; Corsicana Ministerial Alliance (President); Navarro Drug and Alcohol Abuse Committee; and Retention Counselor, Navarro Junior College (after retiring from FBC in 2004). One of his greatest joys in Corsicana was seeing Calvario Mission of FBC become an independent church. He oversaw reconstruction of the FBC sanctuary after it collapsed in 1999 and the construction of the new Family Life Center. He made memorable trips to lead evangelism efforts in Calgary and the Philippines, which he cherished. Once asked in a newspaper profile about the most satisfying part of his work, he said "Dealing with eternal things."
Over the years, B.F. was able to spend some unforgettable family time on trips to the Southern Baptist Convention that took them to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, and Williamsburg; the Rockies, Yellowstone, San Francisco, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon; and Atlanta and Miami. Each trip ended the same, as he pulled back into the garage, he would say, "Home again, home again, jiggety jog!" In later years, B.F. and Janice took trips to New England, England, Germany, Israel/the Holy Land, and he received an Alaskan cruise from the church when he celebrated his 20th anniversary as pastor. He loved reminiscing about those travels.
In his free time, B.F. loved playing the flute, and his main exercise was lots of yard work - mowing grass and raking leaves. He had been given some beautiful antique clocks as a high schooler and tended to them with great care throughout his life. A constant reader, he inspired a love of books in the whole family and had a nice collection of antiquarian books. He loved languages and worked to keep up his knowledge of German, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. C. S. Lewis was probably his favorite author, though he also really enjoyed John Grisham novels. He loved watching the Cowboys and eating Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream.
Living a life of integrity, humor, and service to others, people will remember B.F. as an outstanding preacher and public speaker away from the pulpit; his lightning quick wit, quips, and word play; the beauty of his singing, and his genuine concern for everyone who crossed his path. Another staff member once wrote a tribute some years ago which said: "As staff members, we see him not simply on Sunday when everybody is or should be on their best behavior but also on a daily basis when people's true selves emerge. I assure you, what you see on Sunday with B.F. is what you see on Monday through Saturday with him. B.F. cares for people. He rightfully gets upset when a staff member fails to tell him about somebody in our church hurting. He's on call 24 hours a day, and not once have I seen him grudgingly serve a church member in time of real need."
B.F. leaves behind his wife Janice Ruth Preston Risinger, his sons Mark Preston Risinger (New York City) and James Andrew Risinger (Nashville), his sister-in-law Linda Preston, his nephew Drake Preston, his cousins David Risinger, Pat Risinger, Virginia Risinger, and Judi Russell, and his great nephews Todd Storm, Stephen Storm, Logan Storm, Aiden Griffith, and great niece Camryn Preston.
To honor B.F.'s life, his family planned a service for 2 o'clock in the afternoon, Thursday, December 10, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Corsicana with Dr. Danny P Reeves officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the B.F. and Jan Risinger Endowed Scholarship at Hardin Simmons University; HSU Advancement Office Box 16100 Abilene, TX 79698
Arrangements especially for the Risinger Family by Corley Funeral Home.

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Barbara Jean Stephens
Nov 6, 1934 - Dec 12, 2020
 
Barbara Jean Stephens, 86 of Corsicana passed away December 12, 2020.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 6 - 8 p.m. Graveside Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery with Butch Boatright and Rickey Boatright officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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On Saturday, December 12, 2020 Barbara Stephens, loving mother of two sons passed away at the age of 86.

Barbara was born on November 6, 1934 in Horn Lake, MS.

She married to Daniel E. Boatright in 1950 and had two sons, Rickey and Gene. She later divorced and married to Robert Stephens. From there she graduated for nursing school as her passion. She taught nursing until
she retired in 2006. She enjoyed her sewing and quilt making. She loved spending time outside with her dog Puggy underneath the carport in her swing drinking coffee watching the sun come up.

Barbara is preceded in death by her father, James A. Dollahite and mother, Beatrice Dollahite; her husband, Robert Stephens; sister, Juanita (Dolly) Stephens; brother, Albert (Buddy) Dollahite and James A. (Jimmy) Dollahite Jr. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Griggs of Water Valley, MS, Martha Moore of Memphis, TN and Janice Dollahite of Water Valley, MS.; two sons, Rickey Boatright and wife Barbara of Purdon and Gene Boatright and wife Cindy of Dawson; grandchildren, Rickey Boatright and wife Shannon of Rice, TJ Boatright and wife Elizabeth of Purdon, Butch Boatright and wife Kacee of Dawson, Robert Boatright of Rochester, MN., Mark Boatright of Tacoma, Washington, Daniel Boatright and wife Misty of Hubbard, and Chelsie Boatright of Des Moines, Iowa. She is also survived great grandchildren, Josh, Ashely, Stephen, Aly, Chloe, Hunter, Brant, Brylea, Gabby, Cheyenne and many more. Many many more great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Service will be 2:00pm Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hubbard Cowboy Church P.O. Box 278 Hubbard, Texas 76648.

Notes:

  • Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary Eddie (Minhinnette) Baker
Apr 21, 1924 - Dec 17, 2020
 
Mary Eddie Baker, 96, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Corsicana. She was born April 21, 1924 in Wise County to George and Cloria Minhinnette. She married the love of her life Robert Thurman Baker on April 2, 1945. Mary was a devoted homemaker to her family. Her children, grandchildren and family were her love. She enjoyed cooking for her family which were three meals a day, everyday. Gardening, canning and playing games with the grandchildren was a few of her favorite things to do. Whatever her grandchildren wanted to do she did, she even let them win when playing games. Over the years she babysat many other children, raising them and claiming them as hers also. She and Robert attended First Assembly of God many years ago in 15th St. and later Calvary Worship, where they helped build the church. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thurman Baker and daughter Patricia Ellen Southard. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter, Wanda Spain and husband John; son Dale Baker and wife Mary Ann; Son in law, Bill Southard. Grandchildren, Chelsea Covington and husband Jeff, Lacy Johnson and husband James, Jeff Baker, James Baker and wife Ashley, Shelby Thedford and husband Alan, Mary Ann Haden and husband Larry, Heather Southard. Eighteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Visitation will be 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 2:00 pm Sunday at Pattison Cemetery with Charky Marquis officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Zane Haden, Larry Haden, Jeff Baker, James Baker, James Johnson, Lawson Covington, Jeff Covington, Sloan Thedford, Carter Grant, Alan Thedford and Danny Thomas.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Gwinda (Anthony) Green
Feb 28, 1947 - Dec 4, 2020

Mrs. Gwinda Anthony Green departed this life on Dec. 4th, 2020 to rest in the arms of our Savior. She was born Feb 28, 1947. After moving to Corsicana she worked for the Texas Youth Commission, Russell Stover, and Shepherds Touch (Home Helpers). She owned & operated "Nana's" restaurant serving some of the best soul food Corsicana had seen in a while. To cherish her memory and grieve her transition to that peaceful valley is her devoted and loving husband Joe Green, daughters Tonjia DeGrate, Lorenia DeGrate, Quolonda DeGrate Teasley, and adopted daughter Devin Bivins. Sisters Jo Singletary, Tempie Ballard, and Vivian Jackson. Also, her grandchildren, nieces and nephews and numerous cousins and friends.
Her Memorial Service will be held Saturday Dec 12th, 11 a.m. at the Central Pointe Church of Christ in Dallas, TX. Viewing Friday Dec. 11th at Lotts Funeral Home from 5 - 7 p.m. in Dallas, TX.
Her service will be live on Central Pointe Church of Christ Dallas Youtube channel Saturday at 11 a.m.

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James Roach
Feb 2, 1946 - Dec 8, 2020

James Roach passed away December 8, 2020, at the age of 74.

James was born February 2, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio to Dolores Virginia (Bartholomew) and James Edward Roach, Sr. Growing up as the oldest with his brothers Frank and Edward and his sister Wanda in Port Arthur, James was yo-yo champion. He and his brother Frank would make money while doing yo-yo and playing pool. He even won his sister a bicycle by yo-yo and pool. Taking his role of big brother very seriously, he made sure his younger siblings always had Easter baskets and Christmas presents. He continued that role into his teenage years when he took the time to teach his little sister Wanda how to dance - including how to do the Mashed Potatoes. He was a great dancer and a good-looking young man. With his gift of gab, he always had many friends. James always wore a starched white shirt, which his sister always ironed for him. He loved spending time with his cousins Larry, Darrel, and Sandra, and cutting up and causing mischief for all, including his brother Frank. They were always getting beer in Louisiana and then driving back to Texas in the old Ford. He loved to fish and go crabbing as well. James would ride his bicycle to Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur to catch crabs and put in a bushel basket and ride home. James went to Woodrow Wilson and Thomas Edison High Schools in Port Arthur, Texas.

James was the real deal. His first two marriages, from high school and right after, resulted in two beautiful daughters each: Tamara Ann and Candace Marie from the first, and Dawn Marie Tucker and Dana Marie Waters from the second. His current wife is Sharon Gayle. James deeply loved his family and friends. He loved Cajun food and spending time with his cousin Sandra and Rusty during Mardi Gras. He enjoyed fishing with Darrell and Larry and shooting guns with his niece Geather Weeks. He loved chocolate pie from his cousin Shawnette (who he called Meaness) and drinking beer on the porch and having long talks with his daughter Dawn Marie and his son-in-law Joel. He enjoyed fixing cars with his friend Randy, and he loved riding motorcycles and being in his motorcycle club. James helped everyone.

James supported his family working as a maintenance mechanic and foreman at an envelope factory. When he wasn't hard at work, he was hard at play. When he was younger, James always took the family camping at Sam Rayburn, and enjoyed fishing more than just about anything. He would fish in the morning and water ski in the afternoon. He also spent vacations in Galveston with Barry and Sarah. He also enjoyed playing pool, yo-yo, crabbing, and playing Cajun music with his cousins. James was pretty Cajun and a proud Coon Ass, so sitting on the porch and enjoying a Budweiser with family and friends was just about perfect - even better if he could have some gumbo, red beans and rice, or boudin.

James leaves behind his wife Sharon Roach; his sister Wanda McKinnon; his daughters Dawn Tucker, Dana Waters, Tamara Anne and Candace Marie; his nieces Geather Weeks, Candi Crockett, and Tina Goodman; his nephew Clayton (Pete) Payne; his cousins Darrell Meeks, Sandra Benoit, Larry Meeks, David Bartholomew, Bob Bartholomew, Kurt Bartholomew and Sue Tritt; his grandchildren Tommy Martinez, Jr., Justin Martinez, Gannon Beaty, Colton Tucker, and Skylee Waters; his great-grandchildren Myla, Bexley, Knox, Brady, and Baylor Martinez; and a host of family and friends. He will be dearly missed.

To celebrate James' life, his family has planned a visitation on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home, followed immediately at 1 p.m. by a memorial service.

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Carla (Wood) Barrilleaux
Oct 20, 1955 - Dec 12, 2020

Carla Barrilleaux, 65, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Navarro Regional Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon, Dec. 4, 2020
Submitted by Karen Rost
Carla Wood Barrilleaux, 65, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Carla was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Family meant everything to Carla. She had an infectious laugh, a heart the size of Texas, and would do anything for anyone.
Carla is survived by her loving boyfriend, Tim Dana; her two sons who were her world, James “Bobby” Wallace and Lenard “Len” Moore and wife Danielle; her daughter that she loved, Rebecca Clay; her grandchildren that she adored, Shelby, Chantel, Braydon and Emma; her siblings, Patricia Breaux, Sharon Tatum and husband, Jim, Belle Gwaltney and husband, Bill, and Lenard “Joni” Wood and wife Debbie; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Barrilleaux; and her parents, Lenard and Adele Wood.
A memorial service for Carla will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2 PM at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas. A celebration of life for Carla will also be held in Center, Texas on January 9, 2021.

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Roxie (Snelgro) Pierce
Jul 9, 1937 - Dec 15, 2020

Roxie Pierce of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Roxie served in CISD as a first-grade teacher at Lincoln (Carroll) Elementary School for nearly 40 years. She was an amazing member of the community and a stranger to no one. She was preceded in death by her husband Mack Pierce; her parents Ed and Artelia Snelgro; her brothers Girland Snelgro, Reginald Snelgro, WD Snelgro; and her sister Vera Chaney.
She is survived by her only son Vince Pierce, daughter in-love Rolonda, two grandsons Kevin (6) and Jackson (3), her sisters Lillian Hill, Dorsia Cook, and Virginia Barrett, a host of family, friends, and the best neighbors that she loved dearly. Roxie's legacy lives on in those that knew her and the many lives she has touched.
The funeral will be on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 11 a.m. at All Families Mortuary at 109 N. Alamo Street, Hearne, TX 77859 or call 979-280-5565.


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Susan Lynn (Prestidge) Williamson
Jan 24, 1960 - Dec 5, 2020
 
Susan Lynn Williamson, age 60, of Corsicana, Texas passed away on December 5, 2020 at 9:30 pm. Susan was born on January 24, 1960 at Navarro County Hospital in Corsicana.

She lived a life filled with a generous spirit and love for her family. She was an incredible decorator and spread love through the beautiful arrangements she made. Many joke that she is redecorating heaven now! She loved holidays and celebrating with an abundance of gift giving, décor and family.

Susan is survived by her husband Edward Williamson; father-in-Law Cecil L. Williamson; mother Martha Prestidge McCarter and stepfather Jim McCarter of Corsicana, Texas; sister Polly Wynn and husband John of Tyler, Texas; daughter Lauren Babb with her husband Zachary of Shiner, Texas; daughter Leslie Dickinson with her husband Joseph of Waco, Texas; daughter Lana Montgomery with her husband Michael Montgomery of Bedford, Texas; stepson Toby Williamson; stepdaughter Betsy Williamson; 5 grandchildren; and many friends.

Susan is preceded in death by her father Beryl Prestidge; mother-in-Law, Inez Williamson and grandparents Coye and Mattie Prestidge and Gladys and Oscar Bancroft.

Viewing will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Kerens Cemetery Friday December 11, 2020 at 1 p.m. with Susan's son-in-law, Joe Dickinson, officiating services.

Honorable pallbearers will be Joe Dickinson, Zach Babb, Hunter Babb, Michael Montgomery, Casey Jones and Darrell Shelton.

Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in honor of Susan's love for children and gift giving. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the loving staff at Epic Nursing Home who cared for Susan over recent months.

Donations may be made to Make a Wish Foundation of North Texas.
https://secure2.wish.org/donate

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec. 11, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o (1) Larry Thomas Acock and (2) Edward Williamson; d/o John Beryl Prestidge & Martha Jane (Bancroft) Prestidge-McCarter

Carol Michelle (McNeese) Allen
May 27, 1960 - Dec. 9, 2020
 
Carol Michelle Allen, 60, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020. She was born May 27, 1960 in Corsicana to Wanda and Eddie McNeese of Kerens. She was a long time resident of Kerens and a member of First Baptist Church. She graduated Kerens High School in 1978 and went to Navarro College for one year where she was a cheerleader. On June 2, 1979 she married her middle school and high school sweetheart Brian Allen.

After the death of her first husband, a few years later in 1994 she met Andy Thomas, whom she cared deeply for as well, they have been together for 27 years. She enjoyed spending time with their family, bowling, watching her grandchildren play sports, and visiting with friends. Throughout her life she was a stay at home mom, worked at Knott Insurance, Chase bank, and recently retired from the Henderson County Clerk's office.

She was a loving wife/companion, mother, sister, and nana. She was proceeded in death by her parents; and first husband Brian Allen. Carol is survived by her long time companion Andy Thomas of Kerens, sister Sharon and her husband Ronnie Knott of Ennis, brother-in-law Gary Thomas and his wife Brenda of Ennis, sister-in-law Cindy Howell of Ennis, sister-in-law Sherri Stockton of Ennis, daughter Ashley and her husband Cody Grace of Midland, Dillon Allen of Denver, Megan and her husband Kyle Simpson of Seattle, grandchildren Hudson Grace and Jett Grace of Midland, Zander Simpson of Seattle, as well as her niece Heather and her husband Derrick Williams of Corsicana , nephews Heath and his wife Debbie Sanches of Corsicana, and Tyler Sanches of Denver, as well as other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at Paschal Funeral Home Monday December 14 at 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be graveside at Kerens Cemetery on Tuesday December 15 at 2 p.m. with Bro. Bobby Bain officiating.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Nancy Elise (Tramel) Conner
Apr 16, 1930 - Dec 18, 2020
 
Nancy Elise Conner, 90, was born on April 16, 1930 and went to her Heavenly Home on December 18, 2020. Born to parents Ora and Tom Tramel, she graduated from Kerens High School and worked for many years before marrying the love of her life, Leonard Lee Conner. A devoted Christian, she taught Sunday School for many years and continued serving God throughout her entire life. Elise was a dedicated wife, sister, aunt and great aunt, as well as a trusted friend to all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include sister, Jessie Blackburn (Don) of Abilene; brothers, Gerald Tramel (Melba) of Kerens and Jerry Crocker (Ruby) of Trinidad. She is also survived by those she considered her "children," Cecil Ann Spencer, Paula Parrish, Tommy Spivey, Sharon Pierce (deceased) and James Spivey as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she lovingly supported and guided throughout her life time. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ora and Tom Tramel; husband, Rev. Leonard Conner; brother, Truett Tramel and sisters Nadine Dutton, Fayrene Spivey, Mary Brown and Annie Mae Tramel.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Paschal Funeral Home 120 SW Third St. Kerens, Tx, from 11:30 - 12:30 followed by a 1 pm graveside service at Kerens Cemetery

The family requests that you wear a face covering in compliance with current Covid health requirements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec. 21, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Leonard Lee Conner; d/o Tom Tramel & Ora (Upchurch) Tramel
  • Kerens High School - abt 1948

Glenn Charles "Coco" Auerbach, Jr.
Aug 17, 1946 - Dec 14, 2020
 
Glenn Charles "Coco" Auerbach, Jr., 74 of Athens, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 at UT Health Athens Hospital.

He was born on Saturday, August 17, 1946 in Corsicana to Glenn Charles "Buster" Auerbach, Sr. and Dorothy Phillips Auerbach. He moved to Kerens in 1960 with his family and graduated from Kerens High School Class of 1964. He married the love of his life, Joan Hall in 1968. The moved to Athens a few years later.

Coco loved to fish, hunt and play 42 but most of all, he loved to play golf.

He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers Gary and Ricky Auerbach, brother-in-law Larry Fields and his sweet friend, Delia Cope.

Coco is survived by his daughter, Brandi Horton & husband Brady; son, Billy Brewer & wife Lori; 3 grandsons, Hudson Horton, Peyton and Parker Brewer; sister, Brenda Fields and sister, Debbie Edrington and husband Bruce; number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Carroll officiating and burial of cremains will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec. 21, 2020
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Joan Marie (Hall) Auerbach; s/o Glenn Charles "Buster" Auerbach, Sr. & Dorothy (Phillips) Auerbach

Eliza Ester “Elizzie” (Rogers) Nutt
Oct 13, 1910 - Apr 23, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. NUTT HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Elmer Lee Nutt, 22, who died Sunday afternoon, were held from the family residence on North Seventh street outside of the city limits Monday afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Betty Jane and Virginia Nutt, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. C. Payne and a sister, Mrs. Grace Baker, both of Kentucky.

Pallbearers were Pete Gordon, Norman Harding, A. P. Tuck, H. P. Inman, C. G. Green and Billie Eckleman.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • Submitted by Trevor Boydt and Diane Richards
  • w/o Elmer Lee Nutt married Nov. 29, 1929 (marriage license says Elizabeth Rogers – death certificate says Eliza)

Carolyn Denise Hill
Dec 23, 1974 - Jun 7, 2020

Carolyn Denise Hill of Corsicana passed away June 7, 2020. Carolyn was born Dec. 23, 1974 to Dianne Hammer in Waco.

Carolyn began her education at Hubbard High School and later attended Navarro College in Corsicana.

She and husband, Billy Jack Howard, spent 25 years together and were blessed with two children. Carolyn worked as a CNA for Country Meadows and other nursing homes.

She leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Billy; daughters, Kayla Howard and Jackie Huckaby, and husband Travis; grandchildren Brayson Huckaby and Hank Boyd; mother, Dianne Hammer; brothers Robert Hammer and Jason and Destiny Hammer; nephews, Russel Hammer, Dodge Hammer, Noah Hammer, and Nathan Hammer. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and grandpa, Jim Ray Hammer.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 12 at Hamilton Beamon, 700 W. FM 2555 in Corsicana with interment to follow.

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