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Nathan Andrew "Andy" Boyd
Aug 4, 1942 - Dec 23, 2020 age 78

Nathan "Andy" Boyd, 78, of Navarro County passed away peacefully on December 23, 2020.
Nathan was the son of John Boyd and Fannie Ruth Ramage-Boyd of Corsicana, Texas. He graduated from Corsicana High School, enlisted in the Air Force, and proudly served his country for four years. While stationed in California, he met and married Carol, his wife of 55 years.
After returning from California in the mid 1960's, Nathan and Carol raised their family in Dallas, Texas. Once retired, Nathan reconnected with his ancestral roots and returned to his childhood home place in Navarro County. He enjoyed attending the United Methodist Church, spending time with family and friends, volunteering at the local food pantry, and tending to cattle with Shelia by his side; "the best dog ever." Throughout his life, he maintained an undeniable thirst for learning, and had an incredibly kind and giving heart. Nathan cherished time spent with family, especially when it included a day of fishing, grilling, and exploring his home place; he was a proud PawPaw and Great PawPaw!
Nathan was survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter and her husband, two grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
A private funeral service was held in Dallas, Texas on December 30, 2020, along with a private burial service held in Navarro County, Texas on January 2, 2021.

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Melba Sue (Brown) Love
Mar 17, 1936 - Jan 9, 2021

Melba Sue Love, 84, of Powell, our beloved sister and aunt passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Azalea Trail Rehabilitation and Long Care Center in Grand Saline after a brief illness.
She was born in Navarro County near Bazette on March 17, 1936, the eldest of six children of Roy Peterkin and Etta Deborah (Tramel) Brown.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette with viewing one hour before. Her nephew, the Rev. Jason Huffman will officiate. Interment will follow in Prairie Point Cemetery.
Melba attended the Powell Schools through Junior High then Kerens High School until her graduation in May 1953. She attended Navarro County Junior College, then transferred to East Texas State Teachers College as a sophomore. She completed college in three years graduating from East Texas State Teachers College in January 1957. In 1977, Melba earned a Masters Degree of Education from Prairie View A&M
University. She started teaching at age 20 and spent the next 40 plus years first teaching homemaking then as an elementary school librarian in Lott, Gail, and Texas City.
Melba was a caretaker. She loved and supported each member of our family. Aunt Sue had no children of her own but mothered and encouraged all. She was front and center to celebrate every accomplishment and every special occasion of her nieces and nephews. Melba valued education and was a lifelong learner. She spent countless hours at book fairs standing in line to get authors' autographs and pictures to gift her nieces and nephews with beautiful collections of special books.
Melba loved to find out about her family, and she spent 30 years researching our family history. She assembled her own research library and often worked well into the nights documenting the family. Melba loved to travel in search of ancestors. On one trip she took her mother and sister through 16 states researching ancestors. Rest stops were usually planned around the next Cracker Barrel along the route with Chicken and Dumplings being her favorite. She was the driving force for maintaining the annual Brown Reunion (first conducted in the 1940s) where she insisted each family member sign the register and have their picture taken before eating the lunch meal.
Melba was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Etta Brown; brother Roy Gene Brown and wife Martha; and niece, Debbie Brown Thurman. She is survived by her sister and brothers: Judy Brown Frey of Van; Don Brown of Jefferson; Rick Brown and wife Phyllis of Kerens; and Rob Brown and wife Nancy of College Station; former sister-in-law, Peggy Schneider; Aunt and Uncle: Betty and Bob Mann of Fort Worth; 13 nieces and nephews: Steve Brown and wife Lori, Joel Brown and wife April, Suzann Edling and husband Dan, Laura Squires and husband Richard, Scott Frey and wife Dayna, Lee Frey and wife Kim, Chris Frey and wife Angie, Cindy
Huffman and husband Jason, Sharie Withers and husband Alex, Shawna Tucker and husband Bryan, Will Brown and wife Bobie, Sarah Brown Doran and husband Greg, and Laura Brown Matthews and husband Dylan; 18 great nieces and nephews: Justin Brown Pahanish and his wife Yessica and daughter, Bailey Ray; Nikki Brown; Zach Brown and his wife Whitney; Cody Brown; Sam Thurman; Sarah Thurman; Jill Edling Clapp and her husband Landry and sons Coleman and Camden; Chris Edling; Brett Squires; Brynn Squires; Elliot Frey and wife Kaleen and children Lucas and Kinsley; Ashlynn Frey, Olivia Frey; John Christopher Frey; Peyton Huffman; Justus Huffman; Dillon Myrick and wife Ashley and son Mason; Shyanne Jennings; Shayden Jennings; Amelia Doran; and Ben Doran; Michael Perkins; Ashley Perkins; Cameron Squires; Allie Withers; Scott Withers; Megan Withers; Ricky Tucker; and Taylor Tucker; dear friends: Alice Davis and Corrie Warren, both of Whitehouse.
Pallbearers are nieces and nephews.
Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens in charge of arrangements.

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Gordon Lawrence Griffin, Sr.
Oct 7, 1928 - Jan 1, 2021

Gordon L. Griffin Sr., of Blooming Grove, Texas, passed from this life at home with his family by his side on Friday, January 1, 2021. A celebration of his life will be Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bro. Darren Heil officiating. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service from 1 - 2 p.m. Burial will follow at a later date.
Gordon Lawrence Griffin Sr. was born October 7, 1928 in Rosebud, TX and departed this life on January 1, 2021 at his home in Blooming Grove, TX at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 24 days. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years & 8 months , Sammye Elizabeth Barham Griffin of Blooming Grove, by one infant son, Gary Lee Griffin, by his parents, John C. and Augusta Griffin of Marlin , TX, and by four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by two sons and their wives, Gordon & Debra Griffin of Blooming Grove, TX and Robert & Lisa Griffin of Memphis, TN, as well as, by four grandchildren, Brandi Griffin, Jayne Griffin, Kyle & Kristen Griffin and Erik & Caitlin Griffin, and by ten great grandchildren, Dean, Duke, Dash, Griffin , Kingsley, Paxton, Ayden, Emery, Nathan and Brennan, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews all of whom he dearly loved.
Gordon retired as a Master Sargent after 23 years in the Air Force, and retired again with 20 years of service with the Texas Youth Council in Corsicana. He was a member and deacon of Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, a member of the BG Crime Watch, the Historical Society, the Lion's Club, and he was a Mason for over 66 years. He served on the Blooming Grove City Council from 1973 - 1975 and again from 1983 - 1987. He served as Mayor Pro-Tem from 1984 - 1986.
Gordon was well known in the community for visiting the sick at home and in the hospitals and nursing homes, and for attending more funerals than can be counted. He was also infamous for loving to tell jokes, but not being able to finish the punchline without cracking up in laughter himself. Above all else, Gordon was a man of Christian faith and good character who loved his wife, family, country and the City of Blooming Grove above all else. He will be missed.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Melvin Leroy Roloff
Nov 3, 1910 - Oct 17, 2006

Melvin Leroy Roloff, 95, of Victoria, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.
He was born Nov. 3, 1910, in Dawson. He was a certified public accountant and member of the Lion's Club, first United Methodist Church, and past VISD board member.
Survivors: daughter, Barbra Roloff Mann of Chevy Chase, Md.; son, M. Lynn Roloff of Sugar Land; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: wife, Lois Rehy Roloff; and two brothers.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. tonight at Colonial Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, the Rev. Jason Fry officiating.
Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, 361-578-3535.
Pallbearers: John Biermon, Hugh Haynes, Charles Gilpin, David Brown, Russell Hodon, Lloyd Hurst.
Memorials: First United Methodist Church or donor's choice.

Notes:

  • Victoria Advocate-Friday, Oct 20, 2006, page B2.
  • Contributor: Susan Young
  • s/o Harry August Roloff & Sarah Isabella (McKenzie) Roloff

Mary Elizabeth Sharp
Sep 10, 1955 - Jan 19, 2021

Obituary for Mary Sharp
Mary Elizabeth Sharp, age 65 passed away peacefully Tuesday January 19, 2021, after fighting a lengthy battle with Covid Pneumonia, in Corsicana Texas. She was born September 10, 1955 in Dallas, Texas to Will V. Sr. and Mary Ruth Sharp. Mary was a devoted daughter, sister, mother and most importantly a “GiGi” to 10 grandkids whom she adored beyond belief. Mary graduated from Ferris High School and later resided in Red Oak during her child-bearing years. She lived on Carroll Lane and often referred to her neighborhood wives, who were very close friends as “The Gang”. Once her kids began school, she relocated to Italy, Texas and opened a cafe where she made many delicious dishes, but was known far and wide for her pies. She told many, entertaining stories of running the cafe where she was an amazing cook. Her kids would even come before heading to school in the morning to help her prep for the day. Fridays were always a highlight for the football players when they had the pleasure of being served Momma Mary’s home cooked meals before Friday night light’s festivities. After later closing the cafe, Mary enjoyed sewing when she found time and went back to school to finish her degree in bookkeeping/clerical work.

Mary spent the last 20+ years as the office manager, working alongside her middle son, Josh at JK Excavation. She was the office bookkeeper but most importantly, the counselor and momma to many. Every single person that called and/or walked into the office always asked to speak with “Momma Mary”. As busy as she was, she always made time to make each person feel important and valued. She treated her co-workers like family and the feeling was certainly mutual.

When Mary wasn’t working she could be found at one of the grandkids sporting events, award ceremonies, or cow shows. She was easy to spot because she was always the one in the front row- cheering the loudest and blowing her air horn. Gigi didn’t just cheer for her grandkids but for the whole team and their friends that became family to her as well. No grandkids or friends of her grandkids got away without a hug and “GiGi loves you!” She was always the first to call her grandbabies on their birthday to wish them a happy birthday. As much as she loved her kids, her grandkids were her everything!!!!

Mary is survived by mother Mary Ruth Sharp, brothers Clint Sharp & his wife Robertta, Tony Sharp & his wife Tonya, as well as her children Richard Lancing Trees Jr, Josh Trees & his wife Karen, daughter Brittani Bryant & her husband Chase, and finally her precious grandkids Blake Trees & his wife Brianna, Bryan Corley, Brooklyn Corley, Ricky Castillio, Jaydin Bryant, Zachery Bryant, David Bryant, Rushton Trees & Elizabeth Trees.

Mary was preceded in death by her father Will V. Sharp Sr., brother Will V. Sharp Jr. and granddaughter McKenzie Trees .

Public visitation will be held Wednesday January 27, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 pm with a private service for family following at 2:00 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral home, officiated by Pastor Joseph Barrett.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for monetary donations to benefit Mary’s late granddaughter’s children: McKenzie Trees Kids Trust Account @ First State Bank of Italy, TX.

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Tony Lee Terry
Sep 17, 1961 - Jan 31, 2021

Tony Lee Terry, born September 17, 1961 in San Antonio Texas. Tony passed away January 31, 2021 at the age of 59 years old in Tyler Texas. He was the son of Conard William Miller and Helen Mae (Bailey) Miller- Hunsacker. Tony spent his youth in and around Blooming Grove and Waco Texas, surrounded by his loving sister, Angel Terry and his big brother, James Millspaugh. He attended high school in McKinney Texas and settled in Gun Barrel City as an adult. He made his living as a security guard and was an avid reader. He was a kind hearted man with a quick wit and easy laughter and will be remembered as someone who always looked on the bright side of life. Tony was of the Methodist faith. He is also survived by his brother Stacy Hunsacker.

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  • Written by his brother – James William Millspaugh
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

Helen Juliette (Marr) Brantley-Watkins
Jun 15, 1897 - May 18, 1954

Former Resident Expires Tuesday In Colorado City

Mrs. Helen Marr Watkins, formerly of Corsicana, died in Colorado City, Texas.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of relatives, but it is expected that a brief service will be held in Colorado City and then another service at Oakwood cemetery here where interment will be made in the family plot.

Surviving are her husband, Jesse L. Watkins, Colorado City; father, H. F. Marr, Corsicana; two grandchildren, May Beth and Paul Brantley, both of San Antonio; two brothers, Donald Marr, Washington, D. C., and Jamie Marr, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Williamson, Iraan; five aunts, Mrs. Virginia Marr Fine, Dallas; Mrs. Earl Bowen, Corpus Christi; Mrs. A. P. Irwin, Clinton, La.; Mrs. W. C. Jack and Mrs. R. W. Barron, both of San Antonio; three uncles, George H. Atkins, publisher, Bee Picayune, Beeville; R. W. Barron, San Antonio, and Guy Barron, Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

McCammon is in charge of local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 19, 1954
    Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Allen Leon Brantley married Aug 26, 1914 2nd Jesse L. Watkins; d/o Hugh Finley Marr & Mary Eva (Atkins) Marr

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Thursday Rites For Mrs. Watkins

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Marr Watkins, 54, formerly of Corsicana, who died suddenly Tuesday at her home in Colorado City, were held from the First Methodist church Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Services were held Wednesday at Colorado City.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor, assisted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Jesse L. Watkins, Colorado City; father, H. F. Marr, Corsicana; two grandchildren, May Beth and Paul Brantley, both of San Antonio; two brothers, Donald Marr, Washington, D. C., and Jamie Marr, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Williamson, Iraan; five aunts, Mrs. Virginia Marr Fine, Dallas; Mrs. Earl Bowen, Corpus Christi; Mrs. A. P. Irwin, Clinton, La.; Mrs. W. C. Jack and Mrs. R. W. Barron, both of San Antonio; three uncles, George H. Atkins, Beeville publisher, Beeville; R. W. Barron, San Antonio, and Guy Barron, Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were J. W. Watkins, O. L. Watkins, C. L. Watkins, Hal Johnston, J. C. Robison, and George Watkins.

McCammon directed.

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John Floid Rhea
Jul 14, 1882 - Jun 8, 1954

Retired Farmer Expires Tuesday

John F. Rhea, 71, retired farmer, died at the family residence, Apartment 44-A, Northwest Apartments, Tuesday morning. He had been in ill health for several years, but his death was unexpected.

A native of Tennessee, he resided in the Dresden community a number of years prior to moving to Corsicana 11 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, E. B. Rhea, Hillsboro; a grandson, Charles Floid Rhea, Hillsboro; two sisters, Mrs. G. C. Stevens, Lubbock, and Mrs. R. F. Benfield, Corsicana; a brother, Charles A. Rhea, Alvin and 11 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the Missionary Baptist church Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 8, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Florence Arvilla (Woodard) Rhea-Sykes married Mar 20, 1910; s/o William Haywood Rhea & Nancy Caroline (Bowling) Rhea

William Andy Bolen
Jun 7, 1954 - Jun 8, 1954

Bolen Infant Dies Tuesday

William Andy Bolen, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bolen of Corsicana, died Tuesday morning at the Navarro Clinic.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, Anita Bolen, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mrs. W. A. Bolen, Powell, and Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Finch, Corsicana.

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George Wesley Bolen
Oct 26, 1918 - Dec 26, 1977

G. W. Bolen

Services are to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Corley Funeral Chapel for George Wesley (Wart) Bolen, 59, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Officiating will be Rev. Peyton Goodman and Rev. Mickey Loftis, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a maintenance supervisor for Texas Miller Products and had lived in Corsicana since 1946. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. George Bolen of Corsicana; a son, Jerry Bolen of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. George Ann Bonner of Corsicana; a grandson; three brothers, Slim Bolen and Tubby Henson, both of Corsicana, and Bob Bolen of Lamarque; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Flynn of Killeen, Mrs. Alice Murray of Rockdale, Mrs. Bessie Ganze of Powell and Mrs. Gene Bruner of Fort Worth.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 26, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Grad. Purdon HS
  • 1st wife Iona (Musick) Bolen 2nd wife Thelma (UNKNOWN) Bolen; s/o William Andy Bolen & Fannie Frances (Coley) Bolen buried in Old Pursley cemetery

Joyce Marie Freeman
Nov 27, 1953 - Jun 7, 1954

Freeman Child Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Joyce Marie Freeman, six-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Freeman, Corsicana who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor of the First Assembly of God church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, Jake Freeman, Commer Wyitte and Mack Freeman; a sister, Florence May Freeman and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John French, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

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Owen Selman Page
Feb 3, 1884 - May 2, 1957

Friday Services For Buster Page

Funeral services for Owen S. (Buster) Page, 73, retired, who died at the Navarro clinic Thursday noon, were to be held from the Missionary Baptist church Friday at 3 p.m.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Rural Shade, Page resided in Kerens prior to moving to Corsicana 27 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mamie Page, Corsicana; a son, Eugene Quinn Page, Guadalupe, Calif.; four nephews, two nieces, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be George A. Chappell, Alvin Daller, Jr.; Earl McGraw, Thelbert Percival, Lee Jones and Rufus Pevehouse.

McCammon directs.

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George Alan Lance
Sep 4, 1954 - Oct 3, 1957

Monday Services For Lance Child

Funeral services for George Alan Lance, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Lance, who died in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Mike, and sister, Kathy Linn Lance, all of Tulsa; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Callaway, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maurine Lance, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were Clarence L. Miley, John Stubbs, Derril E. Lance and Marvin V. Lance.

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Fred Bedford Owen, Dr.
Dec 31, 1896 - Apr 27, 1957

Dr. Fred B. Owen Dies Saturday Of Heart Attack

Dr. Fred B. Owen, 60, died of a heart attack at the Corsicana Country Club Saturday afternoon, one week after his wife passed away. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church of which he was a long-time member, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the church. The singer was James Huff, choir director of the church.

A native of New Waverly, Texas, Dr. Owen was a veteran of World War I, serving in the U. S. Navy. He graduated from the Baylor Dental College, Dallas, in 1923 and opened his office here in 1924.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Wareing, Lufkin; two grandsons, Fred and Robert Wareing, both of Lufkin; five brothers, John, Willard, H. S. and E. G. Owen, all of Houston, and Jay Owen, San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. Jim Wood, Tomball, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lewis David, John E. Adams, Dr. Frank McKennon, Eliot Johnston, Dr. A. W. Rogers, Dr. Harry Ezell, Monroe Hurley, and W. A. Lang.

The minister, singer and pallbearers are the same who officiated at Mrs. Owen’s funeral services a week ago.

Corley directed.

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Lily Jewel (Anderson) Owen
Mar 28, 1903 - Apr 20, 1957

Mrs. Fred Owen Dies Saturday; Services Monday

Mrs. Fred B. Owen, 53, died at the family home, 1801 Maplewood, Saturday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church, of which she was a member, Monday at 11 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the church.

A native of Cleburne, Mrs. Owen had resided in Corsicana 34 years.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Fred B. Owen, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Edgar C. Wareing, Lufkin; two grandsons, Fred and Robert Wareing, Lufkin; mother, Mrs. Darwin Davis, Dallas; father, J. S. Anderson, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Ed Johnson, Dallas; a brother, R. O. Anderson, Fort Worth; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lewis David, J. F. Adams, Dr. Frank McKennon, Waxahachie; Eliot Johnston, Dr. A. W. Rogers, Dr. Harry E. Ezell, Monroe Hurley and W. A. Lang.

Corley directed.

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Mary Ellen Thomas
Sep 2, 1957 - Sep 5, 1957

Friday Services For Thomas Infant

Funeral services for Mary Ellen Thomas, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Thomas, Corsicana, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The family resides at the Hogle Trailer Grounds. The fathter is employed by the Zachary Construction Company, road contractors.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Don Thomas, Jr., and a sister, Darlene Thomas, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mrs. Mabel K. Thomas, Kansas City, and Mr. and Mrs. Archie Dunn, Gray, Mo.

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William Pope “Willie” Portwood
Jan 31, 1880 - Mar 5, 1970

W. P. Portwood Dies Thursday

W. P. Portwood, 80, retired Corsicana farmer, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Kentucky and had resided here about 50 years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Billy Holloway and Mrs. Hubert French, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Eulan Bates of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Emma Ford of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Haley of Amarillo and Mrs. Emma Hamilton of Corsicana and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. W. French, Roy French, Jody York, James Holloway, Hugh Holloway and Ozell Watts.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 6, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Willie Aliene ( Conner) Portwood 2nd wife Lizzie Lorena married Oct. 30, 1928 buried in Conner Cemetery, Navarro county, Texas. 2nd wife Lizzie Lorena (Glasgow) Portwood married Oct. 30, 1928 s/o John William Portwood and Nannie Ellen (Gibony) Portwood

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Portwood Rites

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for W. P. Portwood, 90, retired farmer, with burial in the Richland Cemetery. The Rev. B. W. Johnson officiated.

A resident of Corsicana, 50 years, he is survived by his wife, four daughters, and two sisters.

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Leslie Edgar Anderson
Jan 10, 1895 - Oct 5, 1957

L. E. Anderson Services Monday

Funeral services for Leslie Edgar Anderson, 62, retired mechanic, Richland, were held Sunday at 3:30 from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. James A. Brunner, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Anderson, a native of Pursley and veteran of World War I died at the home of a sister, Mrs. F. W. Durr, Mamie avenue, early Saturday morning following an extended illness.

He served with the 259th infantry, Co. D, as a corporal in World War I.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Dora Anderson, Richland; a brother, A. B. Anderson, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Durr, Mrs. G. W. Blood and Mrs. Bertha Farmer, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. B. Hanna, Clyde Chunn, Neal Brown, Sr.; Starlie Chism, Walter Hendon, Guy Campbell, Earl McDaniel and D. K. Abbey.

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CARD OF THANKS

We wish to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the kindness and sympathy shown us at the death of our beloved son and brother, Leslie E. Anderson. Your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.
Mrs. Dora Anderson and family.

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John Severe Davidson
Jan 14, 1874 - Dec 19, 1957

John Davidson Dies Wednesday

John S. Davidson, 82, retired Richland farmer, died at the Twilight Home Wednesday. He was a native of Arkansas.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Richland, Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Richland Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Carl Grace, pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Chester Chism, Richland; a son, D. W. Davidson, Baytown; two grandsons, R. J. Chism, Richland and Charles D. Davidson, Baytown, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 19, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fannie Mae (Watts) Davidson married Nov 8, 1908; s/o George Washington Davidson & Victoria (Guthrie) Davidson

Lou Ellen (Sellers) Oliver
Mar 8, 1872 - Dec 31, 1956

Mrs. A. T. Oliver Dies At Richland

Mrs. A. T. Oliver, a resident of the Richland area for the past quarter-century, died at her home there Monday night. She was 84.

Funeral rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Richland, with Claude Holcomb, Corsicana Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Cemetery.

The body will lie in state at her home until time for the service.

Mrs. Oliver is survived by her husband, of Richland; a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Otto, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. C. E. Press, Laredo; Mrs. J. M. George, McKinney, and Mrs. T. M. Buford, Cordell, Oklahoma; a granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Arnold Thomas Oliver
Dec 11, 1875 - Jun 16, 1957

Wednesday Rites For A. T. Oliver

Funeral services for A. T. Oliver, 81, retired Richland farmer, who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night, were held from the First Baptist church in Richland Wednesday at 2 p.m. the rites were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Jones, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery.

A native of Freestone county, Oliver had resided at Richland for the past 20 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Otto, Houston; a granddaughter, Mrs. Eris Hagen, Houston; three great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Annie Hendon, Richland; Mrs. Roxie Thompson, Dallas, and Mrs. Beulah McDonald, Frankston; a brother, L. W. Oliver, Kemp, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. O. Wilson, John Colson, E. D. Griffin, Joe Oliver, W. M. McCord and Joe Anderson.

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Marie Yvonne "Bonnie" (Churchman) Watson
Sep 19, 1937 - Feb 2, 2021

Marie Y. Watson "Bonnie", 83 passed away February 2, 2021 in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 2:00pm Friday, February 5, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeffery Brown, Bobby Terry, Les Cotton Jr., Joey Watson, Jeffrey Watson, Danny Bickerstaff and Paul Bickerstaff.
She was born in Pisque Ridge, Texas on September 19, 1937, she was the daughter of John Churchman and Addie Grace Arnold. She attended Mildred ISD. She went to Cosmetology College in Corsicana. Bonnie was a member of Harmony Christian Ministries. She also attended 11th Ave Baptist Church for many years in which she was the secretary. She loved her family and friends. She worked as a beauty operator at Country Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center for many years. She loved playing games with her best friend Eva Nell Hill. She enjoyed spending time with her dog Bobby. She always had a joke to tell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Watson; father, John Churchman; mother, Addie Arnold; brother, Bob Churchman and sister, Reda Bell. She is survived by son, Wallace Watson of Corsicana, son, Eddie Watson and wife Rita of Frost, daughter, Tracy Brown and husband Ricky of Corsicana, honorary son, Rick Herron of Corsicana; grandchildren, Joey and Becky Watson of Fairfield, Amy and Dow Scott of Fairbanks, Alaska, Christina and Bobby Terry of Corsicana and Jeffery and Cissy Brown of Corsicana; great grandchildren, Jeffrey Watson, Grady Watson, Maggie Scott, Eli Terry, Baileigh Terry and Rhett Brown. She was loved by many other family members and friends.
The family would like to thank Country Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center of Corsicana and Navarro Regional Hospital for their care of Marie "Bonnie" Watson.

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  • d/o John D. Churchman & Addlie Lee (Grace) Churchman

Eddie Sue (Connor) Hargett-Williams-Pryor
Apr 1, 1939 - Jan 31, 2021

Eddie Pryor

Eddie Sue Pryor, age 81, of Purdon, Texas passed away peacefully on January 31, 2021 in Corsicana, Texas. She was born April 1, 1939 in Waco, Texas to Mary Jo Atkin Connor and Roy Pat Connor.
Eddie Sue graduated from Corsicana High School. She attended TCU and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
She was a Master bridge player. She enjoyed quilting with the PieceMakers quilting Club. She played golf in her early years and was known for her lime green polka dot golf bag, which defined her personality. Eddie Sue's career included owning an employment agency and City Lights in Athens and in her later years she enjoyed helping women develop their style at the Sweet & Sassy Dress Shop in Corsican. She loved cooking and was a two time winner in the Corsicana Daily Sun Cooking Competition. She loved her church family at First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove and was always baking for church activities.
Her family remembers her most for her creativity at being able to make any house a home, her sweet tea, great meals and Easter at Navarro Mills. She passed on her love of games to the next generation, especially dominoes.
After retirement, Eddie Sue returned to Corsicana and was reunited with her high school sweetheart, Gary Pryor. They enjoyed nightly dominoes and a pretty yard. He fondly called her 'Essie'.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Cathy Connor; her husband Gary Pryor; her children Theodore "Teddy" Connor Hargett and Penny Williams.
She is survived by her daughter Patti Mehling and husband Doug of Tatum, Texas; Angela Pryor of Austin; Steven Pryor of Austin; Carla Pryor Aquilina and husband Sam of Houston. Additionally, she was blessed with 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by four cousins that were considered her siblings; George Ann Lambert, Lynda Green, Dr. Robert Hamrick and Barbara Ann Benson. Large family reunions were a highlight for everyone throughout the years.
There will be a private burial at Emmett Cemetery in Emmett, Texas. The family is planning a memorial service at a later date and the information will be published on Corley Funeral Home website. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove.

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  • Published on Feb 5, 2021

James Robert "Jim" Cross
Aug 10, 1943 - Jun 11, 2020

Jim Cross went home to meet his heavenly father on June 11, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, William R. (Buster) Cross and his mother, Ruth Maddox Cross of Cumby, Texas.

Jim Grew up in Cumby, Texas where he was valedictorian of his class at Cumby High School. He attended East Texas State (now Texas A&M Commerce) where he was a member of the R.O.T.C. Program. Upon graduation in 1965, he entered the United States Air Force and served proudly for five years after completing pilot training in 1966. He volunteered for Vietnam as soon as he graduated, saying "I was happy as you could be to go off to war." After supporting the airlift mission in Europe, he served in Vietnam in 1968-69 as a Forward Air Controller. He directed air strikes along the Ho Chi Minh trail at night to cut off supply lines to the North Vietnamese and on one such mission, Jim earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for armed forces members who distinguished themselves in support of operations by "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight."

Upon separation from the Air Force, Jim became a commercial pilot and flew for Braniff airlines, as well as multiple airlines overseas and concluded his flying career with Vietnam airlines in 2003. Upon retiring from flying commercially, he started a career with the FAA and spent his last years in their Flight Standards Office until his retirement in January of 2020.

Jim is survived by his wife, Linda Cross of Corsicana, and his son Christopher Cross of Haslett. Grand-daughters include Kristen Wolf of Italy and Mackenzie Pettit of Royce City. Five great-grandchildren, Emeri Perkins, Ramsey Pettit and Cooper Pettit of Royce City, and Lilly and Logan Wolf of Italy. Other relatives include P.J. Edmonds and Heather Forrester of Austin, Allan and Jeanne Melton of Sugar Land, Laura Williams, Keely Melton, Olivia Wood, Jase Williams of Sulphur Springs, and Kendall, Chelsea, and Austin Melton of Caddo Mills. Jim is also survived by his 99 year old mother-in-law, Ruth Melton.

Contributions to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice will be appreciated.

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Marie Victoria Orise (Beauchesne) Shurley
May 27, 1923 - Jun 12, 2020

Marie Victoria Orise Shurley, 97 of Corsicana passed away June 12, 2020. She was born May 27, 1923 in Lawrence, Massachusetts to William Joseph Beauchesne and Orise Langlais Veilleux. She married Marion Earl Shurley on February 12, 1943 in Crewe, Virginia. Marie attended church at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She enjoyed going to the Valley, sewing, and loved to square dance with her husband.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Beauchesne and husband Marion Earl Shurley. She is survived by her four children, Marie "Cissy" and Larry Wilkins, Patricia Wiggs, Earl Shurley and Sherry and Edward Graham; nine grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and eighteen great great grandchildren.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

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Doris "Bryan" (Currington) Patrick-Spence
Jan 5, 1935 - Jul 25, 2020

Funeral services for Doris Currington Patrick Spence, age 85, of Palestine are scheduled for 10:00am Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery.

Mrs. Spence passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.

She was born January 5, 1935 in Dawson, Texas to M.C. Currington and Ethel Hunsucker Currington. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, 3 brothers, husband B.R. Spence, son Gary Patrick, and former husband and life-long friend B.G. Patrick.

Survivors include her sons John Patrick and family of Houston, Darrell Patrick and family of Tyler; beloved "bonus" children Geri Fincher and family of Palestine, Steve Spence of Palestine, Crystal Hudson and family of Tennessee Colony, Craig Spence of Montalba; sister Mary Wade of Palestine, brothers Kenneth Currington of LA, James Currington of La Marque; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and close friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm-8:00pm Friday, July 24, 2020 at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

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Annie Fay "Ann" (Wiggins) Atchley
Sep 29, 1944 - Jan 1, 2021

Annie "Ann" Fay Atchley passed away January 1, 2021, at the age of 76.
Ann was born September 29, 1944 in Corsicana to Vurla Mae and Robert Harris Wiggins. Her mother Vurla worked as a seamstress at the hat factory, while her father was a disabled veteran of the Army. Growing up in Cotton Mill Block, Ann was the middle child with four siblings: Robbie Lee, Frank Wiggins, Robert Wiggins, Jr., and Mary Lewis. She went to Corsicana schools.
Ann was married to Carl Atchley on October 28. 1961, and the pair were blessed with three children: LaDonna, Randall, and Deborah Gail, who passed away as an infant. She loved being a wife and mother, and was a wonderful wife who loved taking care of Carl, her children, and her grandchildren. She always cooked enough food for an army, and cooked everyone their special food.
When she wasn't taking care of her family, Ann cooked for the children in Corsicana schools. She loved her work and all the wonderful people she met through her work. Ann was loved by the students as well, who called her Miss Ann - even after she retired.
Ann was a very happy woman who made friends with everyone she met. She enjoyed shopping and talking to people. Over the years, she and Carl traveled to Louisiana, Ohio, Alabama, and New Mexico to visit family. She loved the cruise she was able to take with her family to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, where she was able to enjoy tea time aboard the ship. Spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandson were the most special times for Ann. She loved her church family at Westside Church as well.
Ann leaves behind her husband Carl Atchley; her daughter and son-in-law LaDonna and Brian Hand; her son and daughter-in-law Randall and Candice Atchley; her grandchildren Ellen (and Jason) Earles, Laura (and Ronnie) Spence, Kyle (and Anna) Hand, Julie Hand, Zachary Atchley, and Joshua Atchley; her great-grandchildren Logan Johnson and Mackenzie Spence; her sisters Robbie Lee and Mary Lewis, and her brother and sister-in-law Robert and Sue Wiggins, Jr. She was preceded in death by her brother Frank Wiggins and her daughter Deborah Gail Atchley.
In order to honor Ann's life, her family has arranged a time for visitation at Corley Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 1-2, with her funeral service to begin at 2, officiated by Larry Talbert. Ann will be laid to rest at Resthaven Cemetery.
Arrangements especially for the Atchley Family by Corley Funeral Home

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Patricia Ann "Patti" (Jackson) Neiman
Sep 2, 2962 - Jan 1, 2021

Patricia "Patti" Ann Neiman, 59, of Corsicana, Texas, passed away on January 1, 2021 after a brief hospital stay. She was born September 2, 1961, in Dallas, Texas, to Barbara and Jesse Jackson.
She was preceded in death by her mother Barbara Reid her father Jesse Jackson, step-mother Carolyn Jackson, and sister Connie Jasper.
She is survived by her fiancé, Randy Roper, children Terry Moore, Jr. (Rhonda) of Ft. Smith, AR, Chris Neiman of Corsicana, TX, Heather Brunton, of Barry, TX, Jennifer Page (James) of Blooming Grove, TX, Cory Roper (Bretleigh) of Dallas, TX. Also surviving are siblings, Cody Jackson (Mia) of Emory, TX, Angie Parmer (Heath) of Emory, TX and Jackie Bevis of Farmersville, TX, 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Patti was a long-time resident of Corsicana, Texas. She had an in-home daycare for over 20 years. She enjoyed cooking, crafting, gardening, visiting garage sales, and was an amazing seamstress. The thing she enjoyed the most was spending time with her family and grandkids.
During the high school years of her son, she created the home where everybody wanted to be. She developed a surrogate mother relationship with many of the high school kids who remained "her kids" to this day. She enjoyed keeping up with them, as many of them had started to create families of their own and they still referred to her as "Miss Patti!"
The visitation will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. It will be open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The family will receive visitors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating. The burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Orlena (Farmer) Hatley
Mar 19, 1927 - Jan 8, 2014

Orlena Farmer Hatley, 86, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of White Settlement. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Orlena was born March 19, 1927, in Rhome to Clifton and Mary Farmer. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl, in 1979. Survivors: Daughters, Pat and Kim Hatley; sons, Mike Hatley and wife, Brenda, and David Hatley and wife, Jennifer; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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  • Published in Star-Telegram on Jan 11, 2014

Mary Frances (Carpenter) Temple
Dec 15, 1867 - Mar 24, 1954

Mrs. John Temple Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Mary Frances Temple, 86, widow of the late John Temple, 1040 South Seventeenth street, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning following an extended illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Ray, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

A native of Anderson county, near Palestine, Mrs. Temple had resided in Corsicana for 65 years.

Surviving are a son, George W. Temple, Sr., Beaumont; a daughter, Miss Violet Temple, Corsicana; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Fincher, Jerry Baggs, W. D. Bennett, Henry Scoggins, James Scoggins, Frank Stanley, Bruce Nutt and Hunter Nutt.

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James William Gayle
Apr 15, 1872 - Mar 20, 1955

Rites On Friday For J. W. Gayle

Funeral rites for James William Gayle, 82, retired, 1807 West Twelfth avenue, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Gayle, a resident of Corsicana 25 years, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday.

Surviving are two sons, Scott Gayle, Dallas, and Walter Gayle, New London, Conn.; three daughters, Mrs. J. E. Henderson, San Leandro, Calif.; Mrs. Charles P. Meloy, Ganado, and Mrs. Lorea Acock, Corsicana; a brother, Emmett Gayle, Magnolia; three sisters, Mrs. M. W. Robertson, Dallas; Mrs. Minnie Hutchinson, Huntsville, and another sister who resides in Dallas.

Pallbearers were J. B. Spurlock, C. D. Curry, J. C. Coffey, D. E. Denbow, Frank Leathers and James Bullington.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar. 25, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Minnie E. (Collard) Gayle 2nd wife Agnes Gertrude (Horton) Acock-Gayle married May 13, 1933; s/o James Camdon Gayle & Eliza Celeste (Ellisor) Gayle

Sarah Frances Anna “Fannie” (Milner) Huff-Hood
Sep 13, 1870 - Mar 3, 1956

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Hood

Mrs. Annie Fannie Huff Hood, 85, native of Louisiana, but former Corsicana resident was found dead at her hotel in Fort Worth Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel here Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

The daughter of the late Tom and Emily Milner of Corsicana, Mrs. Hood resided in Corsicana for 30 years before moving to Fort Worth where she has operated a hotel for a number of years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Schristilla Temple, Beaumont; a step-daughter, Mrs. D. B. Wilkes, Hubbard; three grandsons, Frank C. Temple and George Temple, Jr. both of Beaumont, and R. M. Huff, Oklahoma City; six great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ida Self, Dallas; a niece, Mrs. Eula Threet, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Stover, John Haney, Henry Langridge, Joe T. Smith, Guy Rinker and Edward Langston.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 6, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Ira West Huff married Jul. 14, 1890 2nd husband unknown Hood; d/o Thomas Franklin Milner & Emily Frances (Nicklas) Milner

Beatrice Ann Joles
Jun 8, 1954 - Jul 4, 1954

Joles Infant Rites Monday

Beatrice Ann Joles, 26-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Telzy Joles of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held at the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, five sisters, Glora Jean, Virginia, Linda Joyce, Carolyn and Delores Joles, all of Corsicana and grandparents, Harry Joles, Alexandria, La., and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gonzales, Corsicana.

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Vernon Dewitt Howard, Sr.
Nov 30, 1902 - Jan 25, 1973

V. D. Howard

Graveside services are set for 1 p.m. Friday at the Oakwood cemetery for V. D. Howard, Sr., 76, of San Angelo, who died Thursday in Big Spring. Dr. H. Lively Brown will officiate. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

He was a native of Corsicana and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow, of San Angelo; a son, Vernon D. Howard, Jr., of Abilene; a grandchild; a brother, W. T. (Jack) Howard of Refugio, and a sister, Mrs. N. E. Talkington of McKinney.

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Patricia Ann Burleson
B&D Feb 9, 1954

Cynthia Ann Burleson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bonham Burleson of Dallas, died in a Dallas hospital Tuesday.

Graveside rites were held at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents of Dallas, and grandparents, Mrs. Ellene Burleson, Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Harris, Corsicana.

Corley directed.

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INFANT SON Barlow
Died Apr 20, 1957

Barlow Infant Services Monday

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barlow of Corsicana died in Durant, Okla., Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the Griffin Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, Shirley Gayle, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mr. H. V. Russie, Kanoga Park, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Barlow, Corsicana; a great-grandfather, E. O. West, New Hall, Calif., and other relatives.

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James Garfield Bullington
May 3, 1887 - Jul 7, 1957

J. G. Bullington Expires Sunday

James G. Bullington, 70, retired employe of the Lone Star Gas Company, native Texan, died in the Veteran’s Hospital in Marlin Sunday following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ambrose Edens, TCU professor.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, James D. Bullington, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Dan Winters, Arlington, and three grandchildren, Kathie, Bonnie and Sue Winters, all of Arlington, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. H. Tipton, Harper Linoecuin, Joe M. Daniel, B. L. Hagle, Lee Welch, J. B. Lancaster, Dave Borden and William Borden.

Griffin will direct.

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Kimberly Ann Bullington
Oct 20, 1965 - Jan 26, 1966

Saturday Rites For Bullington Infant Daughter

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m., for Kimberly Ann Bullington, three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Bullington of Dallas, at Resthaven Memorial Park.

The little child died in Dallas Friday morning.

Survivors in addition to the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Parrish, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hatley, all of Corsicana.

Corley directs.

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Crisinda Ann Bullington
Nov 30, 1962 - Feb 8, 1965

Bullington Child Rites

Graveside rites for Crisinda Bullington, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Bullington, who died in Dallas Monday, were held at Resthaven Memorial Park Tuesday at 4 p.m. following 2 p.m. services at the Lamar-Smith chapel in Dallas.

Surviving are the parents, Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Parrish, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hatley, Mobile, Ala., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. C. Butler, Bartley Cowart, Tonny G. Honneycutt and Marlin B. Sams, Jr.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Walter Isiah Hammett
Jan 11, 1909 - Dec 10, 1957

Former Kerens Resident Dies

Relatives and friends here were notified of the death of Walter Hammett, about 50, of Houston and formerly of Kerens, who was found dead in his truck Thursday in Houston.

Hammett was a truck driver. Other details of his death were not immediately known here. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Major Hammett of Kerens.

The body will be sent to Kerens where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mittie; one son, Jack; one daughter, Eva Gay Hammett, both of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Irene Huff of Dallal, and three brothers, Francis Hammett of Houston, Sidney and Freddy Hammett, both of Dallas.

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Truck Driver Is Found Dead Near Frederick, Okla.

KERENS, Dec. 13 -- (Spl.)—Walter Hammett, 47, formerly of Kerens, Houston truck-driver, was found dead Thursday morning in his transfer gas truck at Frederick, Okla. The time of his death was not immediately established, but it was believed that death was due to exhaust flames.

Funeral services will be held at the Oak Grove Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Jack Hammett and Charles Kyser, and a daughter, Eva Hammett, all of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. C. R. Cook, Haskell; Mrs. George Evans, Hamilton, and Mrs. Irene Huff, Dallas; four brothers, Herman Hammett, LaPorte; Sid and Fred Hammett, both of Dallas, and Frances Hammett, McAllen, and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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Jeanne Louise (Sheppard) Atkinson
Jan 8, 1934 - Jan 10, 2021

Jeanne Louise Atkinson, age 87, of Malakoff, Texas, passed from this life on January 10, 2021. She was born in Frost, Texas, on January 8, 1934, to Farris and Ila Sheppard.
Jeanne is survived by her daughter Vicki Long and her husband Robert of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Sam and Sarah Long, both of Fort Smith; her niece Renee McClintock of Athens, Texas; a nephew Farris Conditt and nephew-in-law Merced Martinez, both of Malakoff, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert "Bob" Atkinson, her sister Barbara Allen of Malakoff, and a niece Katrina Martinez.
Jeanne was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved taking care of others. She was working as a nurse when she helped a patient who later became her husband. She loved Jesus, her church, and her church family. She loved animals and was a goat farmer for many years. She was a volunteer at a local food pantry. She was an avid bowler for over 50 years. She also enjoyed playing bridge and dominoes with friends. She was the valedictorian of her high school graduating class.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Frost Cemetery in Frost, Texas. Andy Glenn, preacher at Malakoff Church of Christ, will officiate. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Malakoff Church of Christ, P.O. Box 395, Malakoff, Texas 75148.

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  • Published on January 12, 2021

Hugh Tom Lambert
Feb 4, 1938 - Jan 18, 2021

Obituary for Hugh Tom Lambert
Hugh “Tom” Lambert 82, of Corsicana, died at his residence on January 18, 2021 in Corsicana, Texas.


Tom was born in Frost, Texas to Dock and Mary Lambert on February 4, 1938. He attended school at Frost and Rosenberg ISD. He married George Ann Webb on February 7, 1958. He retired from Chattanooga Glass, later known as Anchor Glass for 25+ years. He loved and raised horses and was a member of the Texas Quarter Horse Association. He also loved being at home where he spent years creating and building with his father by his side.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents; Dock and Mary Lambert, Sisters; Frances Foss, Martha Johnson and Judy Blackwell, Brother-in-law; Glynn Johnson, Niece; Carla Watson, Nephew; Mike Gates, and his first daughter; Robbin Lambert Gee.

Tom is survived by his wife of 62 years; George Ann Webb-Lambert, sister; JoAnn Hartfiel of Rosenberg, Texas, Daughter; Dyan Lambert, “Grandy” to his Grandchildren; April and Jason Tracton, Taylor and Jeremy McRae, Rachel and Landry Shepherd, Rebecca and Alfredo Rojas, Great-Grandchildren; Sutton Tracton, Witten and Wyatt McRae, Karleigh and Parker Shepherd, Rayden, Adelyn and Beckam Hernandez, Maya, Sammy and Jordan Rojas.

Tom spent the last years doing exactly what he wanted, sitting in his recliner watching every old western movie in black and white over and over ringing his bell asking George “what’s on the menu?’


The family of Tom Lambert wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Maranda Hipp of New Century Hospice, who became a good friend and took all of Tom’s picking with a smile.

A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date.

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Josh Halbert Rivers
Dec 27, 1928 - Dec 27, 2020

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Josh Halbert Rivers, age 92, passed away on December 27, 2020 at his home in Murchison, Texas. He was born on December 27, 1928 in Frost, Texas to Jesse Anselin and Ida Elizabeth (Harrison) Rivers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandchild, C.J. Cummings; siblings, Dorothy, Jacob, Annie, Hollis, Jack, Julius, Jerry and Loreine.
Josh worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for 44 years before his retirement. He loved anything to do with trains. He was a faithful member and deacon at the First Baptist Church of Murchison. He loved people and helping others. There was a period of time that he would deliver copies of the Sunday sermon to shut-ins and those that could not attend church on Sunday. He would give everybody he met a nickname and loved to give folks a hard time. He will be greatly missed by his family and all that knew him.
Survivors include his loving wife of 71 years, Evelyn Rivers; daughters, Janice Taweel and friend, Elaine Rugenstein, Nancy Lowry and husband James; grandchildren, Lorie Marie Taweel, Jamie Lowry and Michele Lirette, James Eric Lowry and wife Mary; great- grandchildren, Julienne Davidson and Brandon Davidson; great-great grandchild, Brynn Elizabeth DeOchoa; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Asbury Cemetery in Murchison.

Mon Jay Adams
Dec 20, 1952 -Apr 14, 2020
 

Mon Jay Adams, 67, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Private graveside services will be held at Highland Park Cemetery.

Mon was born December 20, 1952 in Frost, Texas to Selettie Howard and Timp Adams. As a child Mon was a "rascal" and he had several alias names people called him "Money" or "M.J.". Mon attended Frost High School and after graduating he served in the military (Army) for 4 years. After serving in the military he developed a passion for writing songs and even sold music in the 1970's. His music career was cut short because at the age of 28 he suffered a schizophrenia breakdown. Mon was very intelligent and like the movie portrayed he actually had a "Beautiful Mind." Mon's mind can rest now he will not have to "pass this way again."

Below is a poem, "This Way," dedicated to Mon:

“Whence came and whither bound are we?”
Holds something still of mystery;
But one grave thought is clear and plain,
We shall not pass this way again.

Why waste an hour in vain regret,
For common ills that must be met?
Why of the thorny road complain?
We shall not pass this way again.

Why wound, or cause a tear to start?
Why vex or trouble one poor heart?
Each hath its secret grief or care,
Its burden that thou canst not share.
The years glide by: stand strong and true!
The good thou canst, oh, quickly do!
Let gentle words sooth woe and pain,
We shall not pass this way again.

By Eliza M. Hickok

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Peggy Adams, Audrey Walker, Ramona Randall; and brothers, Timp Adams, Jr., and Kirby Adams.

Survivors include his brothers, George Pete Adams of Borger, Jimmy Adams of Fort Worth; sister, Judy Sandifer of Irving; and a host of extended family.

Audie Bernice (Hollingsworth) Prater
Jul 7, 1918 - Sep 26, 2020

Obituary for Bernice Prater
Audie Bernice Prater born July 7, 1918 in Drane, Texas to parents, Charlie Hollingsworth and Ethel Lee Lewis Hollingsworth. She attended Blooming Grove School graduating in 1936. She enjoyed all sports, excelling in basketball and baseball. She loved to run, crochet, read and do cross word puzzles.
Bernice married Doyce Prater in August 1937. They were married 39 happy years. Doyce passed away December 6, 1976. They had no children. Bernice was a long time member of Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. In May 1938 she made a public profession of faith and joined the church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Doyce Prater; two brothers, Charlie Lee and Lewis Hollingsworth and sister, Mavis Lusk.

Funeral Service will be 11:00am Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Central Baptist Church with visitation prior to from 10:00am - 11:00am. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Louisa Garcia
Jul 19, 1957 - Nov 4, 1957

Wednesday Rites Garcia Infant

Funeral services for Louisa Garcia, three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Garcia, 1319 East Sixth avenue, who died at the family residence Monday night, were held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Father John E. Mitchell.

Surviving are the parents, four brothers, Conda, Lupia, Jesse and Joe Garcia, and two sisters, Mary Anne and Delores Garcia, all of Corsicana and grandparents, Miles Munos, Dallas, and Mrs. Louisa Garcia, Corsicana.

Corley directed.

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Henry D. Hulan
Mar 29, 1932 - Dec 23, 2020

A great good man has left us. Henry D Hulan, beloved and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son and brother, as well as friend of many, died peacefully surrounded by family in Waco, Texas, December 23, 2020, at the age of 88. He rejoins his wife of 63 years, Margaret Elizabeth (Freeman) Hulan. Their three children Brian, Melinda and Stephen survive them.
Henry was the proud grandfather Sara Hulan-Crestani, Taylor Johnson, Torey Beth Johnson First, Zachary Hulan and Wyatt Hulan. He also was the great grandfather of Lillian Mae Crestani, Fiona Margaret Crestani and Henry Christian First.
He grew up in in Kerens, Texas, where he formed many life-long friendships. He always stayed close with his family--parents Fred Lee and Myrtle Barnett Hulan and sisters Carolyn Hulan Weed (Richard) and Joyce Hulan Lockhart (Obie).
Henry attended Texas A&M University, graduating in 1953 with a B.S. in Wildlife Management. While there, he was on the wrestling team, a member of the Corps of Cadets as well as a cornet player in the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band and Drum and Bugle Corps. He fondly recalls his duty as one of the reveille players who played the wake-up call for fellow cadets. Upon graduation, he served in the Army Airborne as a second lieutenant and paratrooper, once breaking his leg on a jump in Alaska! While being stationed in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, he had the good fortune to meet Margaret Freeman in Nashville. They married in 1957 in Houston.
It was in Houston that he began his professional career with Riker Laboratories in sales and marketing. Henry and Margaret's first two children, Brian and Melinda, were born there. Stephen, their third child, was born in Griffin, GA.
After joining Unitek Corporation in Dallas as Regional Sales Manager, he moved to Upland, CA as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He was a familiar sight walking his border collies Max and Bandit on Euclid Avenue, and was equally devoted to their many cats over the years, most recently Abner and Buford.
After a brief semi-retirement, he began working as a marketing consultant for Lancer Orthodontics and, later, Ormco Corporation. After his official retirement, he returned with Margaret to Texas, this time to Waco, where Henry and Margaret enjoyed his retirement together.
Wherever life took him, he made new friends, always stayed in touch with old ones and established, together with Margaret, a warm home for his family.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 10 a.m, at the First Baptist Church Kerens, 200 SW 2nd St. Kerens, Texas 75144. Bobby Bain will be officiating the service.

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Darwin Young Miller
Jul 30, 1930 - Dec 27, 2020

Darwin was born on July 30, 1930 to WP and Fleeta Miller. He passed away peacefully on December 27, 2020. He was born and raised around the Navarro and Mildred area. Darwin attended school and graduated from Mildred High School, afterward attending and graduating from North Texas State University. He married his high school sweetheart Wanda Brashear in 1950 and lived a full life of 67 years together before she passed away in 2017.

During their life together, they had three children, Suzanne, Stacy, and Scott and from there his family grew with grandchildren and great grandchildren. He worked hard his entire life and was able to do what he enjoyed, running cattle and operating his oil business for almost 60 years. But more important than that to him was his family. He truly was a family man and was the happiest when family was around drinking coffee with him. This was a pattern of life that he had with his dad and he passed it on to his children. There was not much that was more pleasant than visiting with him and mom. He always wanted his family around and didn't want them to leave. We will miss those visits.

One of the most important part of life to Darwin was his faith in his creator, Jehovah. He became one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1972 and served many years as an elder with the Corsicana Congregation. He firmly believed in the hope of the resurrection and often expressed that hope as family members fell asleep in death. He spent time each month of his life visiting with others regarding his faith and the hope the Bible offers. This is what made him who he was. It was often heard by his family how much he was respected for his kindness and his friendly way.

Darwin was preceded in death by his parents, WP and Fleeta Miller, his wife Wanda, his daughter Suzanne Miller, his grandson Shae Rogers, his son-in-law Mike Rogers, and his two brothers Bruce and Ronnie Miller. He is survived by his children Stacy Rogers and Scott Miller and his wife Lisa; his grandchildren Chad Kindle and his girlfriend Adriane Ivison , Justin Rogers and his wife Zonia, and Kristin Valdez; his great grandchildren Victoria Pryor, Rebecca and Preston Kindle, Harley Plant, and Lily and Ada Valdez; his brother-in-law Mike Brashear and his wife Beverly. His extended family include many cousins and their families.

The family wanted to express deep appreciation to Dad's caretakers at Brookdale. With visitation being limited, we knew that he was being well cared for. Thank all of you so much. We also want to thank Dr. Kent Rogers for such good care of Dad over the decades.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the family has made the decision to forgo a visitation and funeral. Only a private grave side will be held by his children and grandchildren. Darwin would not have wanted to risk the health of others.

Arrangements have been made with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. If any one wishes, they can visit the funeral home and sign the guest register. Please be assured of the family's deep appreciation for your thoughts and prayers.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Sheren Lee (Rowland) Haedge
July 30, 1939 - Jan. 2, 2021

Sheren Rowland Haedge, of Corsicana, Texas, passed away peacefully on January 2nd, 2021. She was born Sheren Lee Rowland on July 30, 1939, in Rochester, Minnesota to Leo Harlan Rowland and Harriett Stellmaker Rowland. Sheren moved to Dallas, Texas at age 3, where she attended public school and graduated from Sunset High School in 1957. She was a member of the Sunset High School Bisonettes and the Sunset High School Acapella Choir. She attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she studied Psychology and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, the Acapella Choir, and the Longhorn Singers. She met the love of her life, Rodney Haedge, in Dallas at Tyler Street United Methodist Church where they were married on September 2, 1961. They shared 59 beautiful years.

Sheren and Rodney were blessed with 2 children, Christina and Jason. More loved ones were added, and her life centered around them. She brought into her heart a son-in-law, Scott Thomson, and a daughter-in-law, Katie Callan Haedge. Sheren and Rodney were blessed with 5 wonderful grandsons: Jonathan (21), Timothy (19), Charlie (16), Zachary (15), and Benjamin (12).

She loved gardening, photography, decorating, sewing, quilting, and scrapbooking. She served her church in many roles throughout the years. She was a member of the Adult Choir and was the Chairperson of the Altar Guild at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Baytown. She was a leader of the United Methodist Women (UMW) and a Chairperson of the Fall Harvest Bazaar at First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. She had a strong work ethic. She was the executive secretary to W.D. Wyatt in Corsicana, a Medical Staff Coordinator in Pasadena, and a Real Estate Broker.

Sheren lived a happy and rewarding life. She believed that life was a beautiful ride, she lived every moment, laughed every day, and loved beyond words.
Her legacy lives on through her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, children, grandsons, and sisters-in-law, Karen Barber and Anka Rowland. She is predeceased by her parents, her brother and his wife, Roger and Elizabeth Rowland, and brother-in-law, Daniel Barber.

Due to Covid restrictions, a private memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, at First United Methodist Church of Corsicana with Reverend Mike Alexander officiating. Friends are invited to join the live stream on the First United Methodist Church Corsicana Facebook page. Remembrances may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana Altar Guild and Music Program.

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Freda Mae (Boyer) Whiteside
Sep 13, 1929 - Dec 21, 2020

Freda Mae Boyer Whiteside, 91 of North Richland Hills, (formerly of Corsicana) Texas passed away Monday Dec 21, 2020.
Visitation will be at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas on Wednesday, Dec 29 and Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday Dec 31 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Freda was born September 13, 1929 in Bedford, Texas, the youngest of three girls. A highly intelligent child, she began school a few weeks before her 6th birthday, skipped one grade, and graduated from Euless High School at age 15 as class Valedictorian.
In December of 1952, she married Rex Whiteside, whom she met on a blind date. They had three children, and when the youngest began school, Freda began working on the college education that was not affordable for her earlier.
Freda loved children and was passionate about helping them fulfill their potential. She received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and became an elementary school teacher. She took classes in the summers to earn her special education certification and took classes at night to earn her master's degree from Baylor University. She spent her career teaching and supervising in special education in Hillsboro Schools and as a consultant in early childhood intervention in the South-Central Texas Region.
She was married to Rex Whiteside for 49 years until his passing in 2001. They were active faithful members of First Baptist Church, Corsicana. Freda was fiercely independent and adventurous. Although a series of strokes robbed her of her independence, she never lost her love of reading, especially mysteries, her wonder at the natural world, or her spirit.
Survivors: daughters, Cindy Fitch (husband, John) of Morgantown, WV and Sherri Pyron (husband, Troy) of North Richland Hills, TX; son Doug Whiteside (wife, Gina) of Colima, MX.; six grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to: First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Shirley Carole (Colwell) Long
Jan 1, 1936 - Dec 30, 2020

Shirley Carole Long, born January 1, 1936, passed away on Wednesday, December 30th at Methodist Hospital in Midlothian.

She was born and raised in the Dallas area; her ancestors settled the Hackberry Community in 1879. Later the settlement was incorporated into Coppell & subsequently into Las Colinas (Irving). Shirley graduated from Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Tx where she was a drum majorette. She met the love of her life, Lamon D. Long, during high school and they married in 1953.

Long-time residents of Navarro County, the couple originally settled in Barry, TX where they purchased 250 acres to engage in ranching. Over the years, Longbranch Cattle Co. provided many steers for local youngsters in the 4H programs in Navarro County- including her grandchildren Matthew & Maygie. The couple also founded a custom home building business in 1982 called Long Construction Corp. and a commercial pier drilling business called Long Foundation Drilling Corp. Shirley retired as Treasurer of Long Foundation Drilling.

Shirley was an active member of ABWA (American Business Women of America) over the years, during which time she held various offices. She was especially proud of her support for the organization's scholarship program for young women.

Shirley was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Lamon D. Long, her mother, Charlotte Leola Colwell and her father, Remi Jackson Colwell.

Shirley was survived by 3 children, Lamont Long Petersen, Charles David Long & Steven Wesley Long; 5 grandchildren Peter Petersen, Matthew Long, Kyle Long, Maygie Stallings & Katherine Long. She also leaves behind 7 great grandchildren, her sister Jeanne McLarty of Albuquerque, NM and her brother John Lee Colwell of Saginaw, TX.

A service will be planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the ABWA scholarship fund. For information on the ABWA scholarship fund, contact Dana Collins at Stewart Insurance.

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Tim Donald Hartley, Jr.
Jul 25, 1966 - Dec 31, 2020

On December 31, 2020, our world was no longer large enough to contain the enormous heart and life force that Tim Hartley was to so many of us.

Tim Donald Hartley Jr. was born on July 25, 1966 in Corsicana, Texas. He graduated from Corsicana High School and Navarro College. He also attended UT Tyler. Tim worked for TXU from 1989 to present day (Vistra Energy).

Tim is preceded in death by his dad, Tim Donald Hartley Sr.- who Tim thought hung the moon and the stars.

The amazing memories of Tim will continue to be cherished every moment by his wife and forever best friend and soulmate , Martha , and his son Tristan , who was his absolute beloved mini-me and pride of his life, his precious mother, Wanda Hartley, brother, Doug Adler and sister-in-law Nancy, his cousin Jeff Smith (who was always another brother to him) and his wife Denna, his nieces, Chelsea Adler Griffith and Callie Adler Burleson, who both had him perpetually wrapped around his fingers from the day they arrived on this earth, his cousins which he loved immensely , his mother-in-law, Peggy Wetegrove and husband, Bob, and countless number of lifelong and work friends , and golf buddies. Also, by Livvie, who for those that knew him well, know his dog, Livvie (Lulu) was his best girl, his favorite riding buddy and grabbing- a - burger together partner.

Tim began working for TXU in May of 1989. That very same day he met his wife Martha there, and unknowingly they embarked on their lives together that hold more joy and memories than they could have ever imagined at the time. They married on April 4, 1992, with the extra blessing that his mom officiated the wedding. Tim and Martha loved each other with their whole hearts and balanced each other in a way that comes with years of weathering everything together, good and bad, and always finding ways to laugh together in moments that others may not. Tristan was the love of their life, and Tim was the best daddy you could ever imagine. They also deeply loved so many fur babies through the years and took in several homeless puppies to share their love of dogs.

Tim truly enjoyed living life, every day was a new day for him, and he sought to live it to the fullest. His smile, infectious laughter, humor, and charm made anyone feel at ease the moment you talked to him-it is no exaggeration that there was no such thing as a stranger to him. He had the ability to make anyone feel loved and important. If Tim were your friend, you knew it and that would not ever change. But of course, you also had to be ready for some serious ribbing, because he was the master at giving anybody a hard time and we all loved him that much more for it. He was also an amazing mentor, leader, second dad and true North for so many throughout his life.

Our world will never be the same without him but could never be as rich in the fact that we had him. Fly High Timmy- and get that hole in one on Heaven's greens.

Donations may be made to Project Pawz or Corsicana Animal Shelter in his name.

Masks will be required to be worn at the service, and all social measuring distancing guidelines will be followed.

A Celebration of Life for Tim Hartley will be held Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. A Private Committal Service will follow for family at Oakwood Cemetery. Those who want to pay their respects may do so on Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Tim Young, Chris Norch, Bobby Carpenter, Richie Cutrer, Dan Owen, Timmy Green.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Rick Prater, Rusty Hitt, Chisholm Smith, Mike Grimland, Ray Camarena, Michael Roman and Andy Dotson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Diana (Tanner) Dyess
Jul 2, 1947 - Oct 12, 2020

Diana was born in Corsicana, Texas July 2, 1947. She went home to her Heavenly Father and family on Monday, October 12, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Don Tanner. She is survived by her husband Garry Dyess; sister, Linda Blackmon and husband Jerry, and sister Ovie Quinn; sister in law Linda Tanner; nieces and nephews, Michael Tanner, Dana Needman, Jerry Blackmon, Kim Marshall, Pam Thomas, Gina Newton and Teresa Davis. She loved reading her Bible, shopping at Wal-Mart and watching TV. Memorial Service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 24th at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Billie Gene "Bill" Sikes
Dec 27, 1938 - Oct 19, 2020
 

Bill Sikes, 81, beloved husband, father, and grandfather was called to his eternal resting place on October 19, 2020. He entered this world on December 27, 1938 in Corsicana, TX, born to Kelton and Mozelle (Hurley) Sikes. He is survived by his wife Mary Sikes, sons; Ronald Sikes and wife Terri, Elvin Sikes and wife Deana, Rusty Hitt and wife Diane. Grandchildren: Stacy Bryant and husband David, Emily Sikes, Elvin Lowell Sikes and wife Tamara, Christopher Sikes and wife Niki, Amanda Spear, Kayla Sikes, Ryan Hitt; 11 great-grandchildren; brother: Ernest Sikes and wife Sandra; sister-in-law: Joy Blalock and husband Kenny, best friends: T.J. Burkholder and his wife Jeanie and a host of extended family and friends.

Bill never met a stranger and always had a story to tell. Bill accepted the Lord at a very young age and was always there to lend a helping hand. Bill was a business owner and ran Bill Sikes Welding until he retired around 2005. Bill and Mary attend Petty's Chapel Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bill's son, Elvin Sikes officiating. Pallbearers were TJ Burkholder, Kenny Blalock, Tony Armstrong, Kevin Armstrong, Lynn McDonald and Doug Murphey. Visitation with the family was held at Corley Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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Betty Joyce (Burrow) McCain
Feb 10, 1932 - Oct 20, 2020

Betty Joyce McCain, 88, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation with the family was held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Randall Everett and Benny Horn officiating. Interment followed at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Betty Joyce McCain, 88, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Betty was born to Jessie and Willie Dean (Price) Burrow on February 10, 1932 in Corsicana. Betty grew up in Roane, Texas and in 1948 at the age of 16 Betty met Roy McCain. After working on the pipeline in Kansas, Roy came back and professed his love to Betty. They were married in 1949. Together they had two boys, Roy Lynn and Randy. They spent 43 years together before he passed.
Betty spent 35 years as the city secretary for the City of Angus where she retired in 2008. Prior to that she worked at Adam’s Hat Factory sewing in hat bands. She was a telephone operator in Roane, and also worked at the snack bar in the cafeteria at Corsicana High School.
Betty joined Angus Baptist Church in 1962 after moving her family to Angus in 1961. For many years she served as the secretary and treasurer while also assisting in the Children’s Ministry.
She thoroughly enjoyed horses, horseback riding and in her younger days playing softball. Her most favorite hobby was attending rodeos. Roy and Betty for many years participated in rodeos leading the Grand Entry. Betty also participated in Western Pleasure winning numerous accolades.
Betty was a founding member of the Central Texas Quarter Horse Association and served as a board member for many years.
Most memorable of Betty Joyce is her ability to tell stories and share the Angus news of the day. Betty always had a story to tell and stayed on the phone almost all day telling it!
Betty also enjoyed cooking and in her later years sharing her favorite recipes. Most of all her favorite was being Maw-Maw to Kasie, Lee, Lane, and Easten.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband Roy McCain; son Randy Lee McCain; sisters Ketty Marshall and Brenda Renfro. Betty is survived by her son Roy McCain; granddaughter Kasie Stagman and husband Adam; grandson Lee and wife Bailey McCain; great-grandsons Lane and Easten Stagman; brother in law Art Renfro; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 23, 2020 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randall Everett and Pastor Benny Horn officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Hallie Maye (Phillips) Riddels
Apr 14, 1906 - Mar 18, 1991

Hallie M. Riddels, 84, of Maypearl, died March 18, 1991, at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie.
Graveside services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maypearl Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Stewart officiating. Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born April 14, 1906, in Maypearl, and was a beauty operator who owned and operated her own shop in Corsicana until her retirement. She was a member of the Baptist church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.C. Riddels, a former county clerk for Navarro County, in 1983, a step-son, Robert Riddels, and two brothers, R.L. (Bob) Phillips of Maypearl and Rufe Phillips of Boze.
Survivors include one niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. B.R. Reynolds of Maypearl; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Jeff Phillips; and one great-niece, Mrs. Neva Ball.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 19, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Maypearl Cemetery, Maypearl, Ellis Co., TX
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library

James Roosevelt "Red" Murray
Oct 9, 1932 - Jan 3, 2021

James Roosevelt Murray "Red", 88, went home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, January 3, 2021. He passed away at home surrounded by family in Purdon. He was born on October 9, 1932 in Purdon, Texas to Major Alton and Bernice Murray. He was a proud veteran, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He loved spending time with family, working on the farm, and he was fire chief at the Pursley Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He was also a member of the Pursley Cemetery Association for years and a member of the Pursley Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jo Murray; brother, AM Murray; Sisters, Laverne Brooks and Betty Jean Bland; children, James Darren Murray, Lori Murray Boyte, Benny Taylor, Billy Taylor, and Ricky Taylor.
He is survived by his stepchildren, Reggie Taylor of Terrell and Charles Beasley of Canton; grandchildren, Michael Withrow and wife Sarah of Corsicana, Courtney Aguado and husband Josh of Corsicana, Dakota Murray and wife Natalie of Midland, Brock Murray of Corsicana, Erick Taylor and wife Allison of Forney, Jessica Taylor of Forney, and Rachel Hogue and husband Benjamin of Brenham; great grandchildren, Alena, Josie, Riggen, Addisyn, Brenley, James, Bradley, Jared, Karlie, and Allison and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Michael Withrow, Dakota Murray, Brock Murray, Josh Aguado, Riggen Aguado, Brian Murray, and Scott Andrews. Honorary pallbearers will be Alton Bud Murray, Eddie Villarreal, and Don Caldwell.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 7th from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday, January 8th at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Rev. Chet Brake officiating. Burial will follow at Pursley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pursley Volunteer Fire Department or Pursley Missionary Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Mariah (Henderson) Mitchell
Nov 30, 1882 - Feb 7, 1959

Mrs. Mitchell Rites Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mariah Henderson Mitchell, 76, who died at the home of her son, Dr. Paul H. Mitchell, 2121 West Fourth avenue early Saturday, were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

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

A native of Ruston, La., Mrs. Mitchell had resided here since 1951. She was the widow of the late Dr. Edgar Lee Mitchell, who died as a result of an automobile accident near Hillsboro in 1954. Prior to moving to Corsicana, the Mitchell family resided in Albuquerque, N.M. for a number of years and also lived in Levelland, Texas. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the DAR and the National Bell Association.

Surviving are two sons, Edgar Lee Mitchell, Jr., Los Alamos, N. M., and Dr. Mitchell, Corsicana; four grandchildren, Lee Mitchell, Los Alamos; Meredith, Phillip and Marcella Mitchell, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. G. W. Murphy, Strong, Ark.; Mrs. Stevenson, Del Rio; Mrs. E. E. Cochran, Lufkin, and Mrs. J. G. Mitchell, El Dorado, Ark., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Tate, Dr. C. L. Gary, Jr., Dr. Lowell Campbell, Dr. J. Wilson David, Wm. L. Holman and Matt Dawson.

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Martha Ann “Mattie” (Locke) Howard
Feb 27, 1876 - Jun 16, 1954

Former Resident Dies At Sherman

Mrs. Mattie Howard, former Corsicana resident, died Wednesday night in the Woodman Circle Home in Sherman.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 12:30 p.m. from the Waldo Funeral Chapel in Sherman. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery here where interment will be made. Rev. M. W. Putman of Sherman conducts the rites.

Mrs. Howard, the widow of the late Charles M. Howard of Corsicana, had resided at Sherman for a number of years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Held, Odessa; a grandson and other relatives.

McCammon directs local arrangements.

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Eldridge Francis ”Junior” Howard, Sr.
Sep 15, 1915 - May 9, 1970

E. F. Howard Dies Saturday

Eldridge Francis (Junior) Howard, 54, a native of Purdon died Saturday afternoon in Memorial Hospital. He resided at 323 S. 31st St. and was an employe of Oil city.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Doris Howard; a son, Eldridge Howard Jr.; two daughters, Miss Suzanne Howard and Miss Vera Howard; all of Corsicana and a brother, W. T. Howard of Barry.

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Leon Douglas Howard
Jul 27, 1917 - Mar 4, 1960

Leon Howard Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Leon Howard, Sr., 42, formerly of Corsicana, are to be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from Corley Funeral Chapel by Rev. Claude Gordon, pastor of the First Baptist church at Rice, and Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of Memorial Baptist church. Interment is to be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Howard died Wednesday in Paramount, Calif. He was the son of Owen Howard, also of California.

A veteran of World War II, Mr. Howard served with the 36th Division from 1940 until 1945. He was wounded three times and received the Purple Heart award. He saw action in Africa, Italy, France and Germany during the war.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth Howard, Paramount, Calif.; a son, Leon D. Howard, Jr, Paramount, Calif.; mother, Mrs. Maude Howard, Corsicana; three brothers, E. F. Howard, Corsicana, Preston Howard, Aztec, N.M., and Tom Howard, Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. W. (Pete) O’Daniel, Dick Pickens, Thurman Penney, Lee Lambert Lester Jones and Raymond Wilson.

Corley directs.

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Owen Preston Howard
Feb 17, 1920 - Jan 28, 1961

Preston Howard Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Preston Howard, 40, will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Paul W. Wiseman, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, will officiate.

A native of Navarro county, Howard was born at Drane. He died Saturday in Farmington, N. M., of a heart attack. He was a pipeline worker. He was residing at Aztec, N. M.

Surviving are his widow of Aztec, N.M.; one son, Kenneth Howard, Orange; one daughter, Mrs. Lester Goss, West Lake, La.; mother, Mrs. Maude Howard, Corsicana; two brothers, E. E. and Tom Howard, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Emmett Finley, George Anderson, Howard Woodard, Dick Pickens, E. W. O’Daniel and Lester Jones.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 30, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Winnie Ruth (Ragan) Howard 2nd wife Oretha Valeria Howard; s/o Owen Earl Howard & Maude Mae (McGovern) Howard

Lucille Dora “Lucy” (Campbell) Moody
Sep 21, 1872 - Mar 4, 1954

Mrs. C. L. Moody Dies Thursday

Mrs. Lucille Dora Moody, 81, 1413 North Beaton street, wife of C. L. Moody, died at an early hour Thursday following a short illness.

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

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

Mrs. Moody was born in Greenville, Ala., in September 1872 and came to Texas when four years of age. She was married to Charles Lewis Moody in September 1890.

The couple resided at Hubbard prior to moving to Corsicana 14 years ago.

Mrs. Moody had been a member of the Church of Christ 65 years and was active in the church 55 years. She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Mr. and Mrs. Moody celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary last September.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Frank Moody, Royce City, and John Moody of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Tom Harveson, Coolidge; Mrs. Odis Horn, Corsicana, and Mrs. Andy Fondren, Waco; a sister, Mrs. John Moody, Taft; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Charles Louis Moody
Dec 6, 1869 - May 25, 1960

C. L. Moody Rites Friday

Final rites for C. L. Moody, 90, retired farmer, who died in Waco Wednesday night, were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, was to conduct the services. Burial was to be in the Dawson cemetery.

Moody had resided in Waco for the past six years. He formerly resided in Navarro and Hill counties.

Surviving are a son, J. N. Moody, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Tom Harveston, Coolidge; Mrs. Clara Horn, Corsicana, and Mrs. Andy Fondren, Waco; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were to be pallbearers.

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Lint Arlander Workman
Apr 17, 1875 - Jul 5, 1954

L. A. Workman Expires Monday

L. A. Workman, 79, resident of Navarro county 50 years died in the Twilight Home early Monday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives, but the services are expected to be held sometime Tuesday.

Corley will direct.

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Virgle Allen Adams
Dec 14, 1906 - Aug 22, 1954

Virgil A. Adams Services Monday

DAWSON, Aug. 23 (Spl.)—Virgil A. (Bill) Adams, 47, died Sunday morning.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the church, and Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; two sons, Don Allen Adams, New Mexico, and Dan Irvine Adams, Dawson; four daughters, Misses Jo Ann, Karinell, Lynda Jean and Joyce Lynn Adams, all of Dawson; three grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Wylie Hicks, Corsicana; three brothers, Elmer Adams, Corsicana; Pete Adams, Dawson, and Sam Adams, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Irma Wilson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Lidge Adams
Mar 8, 1896 - Jan 30, 1974

Lige Adams

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ in Dawson for Lige Adams, 77, who died Wednesday at Hubbard Hospital.

Burial will be at the Dawson cemetery. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lola Adams of Dawson; three sons, Lige Adams, Jr. of Bryan, Otis Adams of Houston, and Curtis Adams of Winters; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia Edwards of Houston and Mrs. Irene Buchanan of Bryan; a sister, Mrs. Della Jones of Houston; a brother, John Adams of Dallas; 19 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

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Linza Allen “Linzey” Adams
May 25, 1925 - Sep 15, 2010

Linza Allen Adams, age 82 of Frisco, Texas passed away on September 15, 2010 in Allen. He was born on May 25, 1928 in Sheldon, Missouri to Roy Linza and Mary Belle (Curry) Adams. Linza worked as a Laborer with Goodwill Industries. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Laura Belle and Johnny Danford of Dawson, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, James and Theda Adams of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Terena Blass, Tania Golgert, Colby Adams, Crystal Adams, Kelly Hughey, Wendy Danford; great-grandchildren, Court, Jude and Willem Blass, Greysen, Ella Lilly and Maizy Golgert, Jack Charlie Adams, Sadey and Abigail Hughey. He is preceded in death by his wife, Anna Adams; parents; three brothers and two sisters. A Graveside Service was held at 12:00 PM on Sunday, September 20, 2010 at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson, Texas with Chaplain Pam Smith officiating.
 


Notes:

  • Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Anna June (Crane) Adams; s/o Roy Linza Adams & Mary Belle (Curry) Adams

Josephine (Heaton) Hull
Aug 10, 1876 - Jun 19, 1954

Dawson Resident Services Monday

DAWSON, June 21—(Spl.)—Mrs. J. J. Hull, 77, died at her home south of Dawson Saturday following an illness of several years.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church here Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Webb, pastor of the Shiloh Baptist church; Rev. Obie Nelson, Hubbard Baptist minister, and Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor here.

A native of Panola county, Texas, Mrs. Hull had resided in this community 42 years.

Surviving are her husband, Dawson; three sons, Grady Hull, Hubbard; Vernon and Ted Hull, both of Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Agnes Thomas, Troup, and Mrs. Sue Cox, Austin, nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. J. H. Ash, Madisonville; Mrs. O. T. Bell, Clyde; Mrs. B. W. Graves and Mrs. C. H. Gipsie, both of Houston; Mrs. Ernest Blacken, Lufkin; two brothers, C. H. Haden, Houston, and Bell Haden, Roswell, N. M., and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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John James “Jim” Hull
1871 - Dec 4, 1954

J. J. Hull, 92, Rites Thursday

DAWSON, Dec. 5—(Spl.)—J. J. Hull, 92, retired farmer, died at his home here Wednesday.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor, and Rev. Joe Worley, pastor of the Methodist church.

The Hull family moved to this community in 1911 from the Clayton, Texas, area.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Grady Thomas Troup, and Mrs. Sue Cox, Austin; three sons, Grady Hull, Hubbard; Vernon Hull, Killeen, and Ted Hull, Dawson; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. H. R. Robertson, Littlefield; a brother, Ross Hull, Sherman, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Eubanks directed.

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Kenneth Neal Hull
Dec 10, 1936 - Oct 4, 2015

Kenneth Neal Hull was born on December 10, 1936 in Dawson, Texas and passed away on October 4, 2015 in Dallas, Texas and is under the care of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home.

Graveside Service will be held on October 8, 2015 at 11:00 am at Dawson Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home - Georgetown, Tx.
  • Submitted Diane Richards
  • h/o Hanna Sue (Lippe) Hull married May 25, 1968

Mamie Leona (Wright) Hull
Jan 4, 1901 - Nov 9, 1973

Mrs. Hill

DAWSON—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Dawson for Mrs. Mamie Leona Hull, 72, of Dawson, who died Friday at Heb Nursing Home in Bedford, Tex. Rev. George Yarbrough will officiate, and burial will be at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Ted Hull of Dawson; a daughter, Mary Hellen Hendricks of Fort Worth; a son, Kenneth Neal Hull of Dallas; two grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Wright of New Orleans, La. and Neal Wright of Iraan, Tex., and a sister, Mrs. W. C. Roberts of Dawson.

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Trudye Mae (Shurley) Hull
Jan 5, 1898 - Dec 14, 1977

Mrs. Hull

DAWSON—Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dawson Baptist Church for Mrs. Vernon Hull, 79, resident of Hereford and formerly of Dawson, who died Wednesday in Hereford.

The Rev. Joe Brumbelow will officiate, with burial following at Dawson Cemetery.

She is survived by one son, James T. Hull of Hereford.

Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Hull

DAWSON—Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dawson Baptist Church for Mrs. Vernon Hull, 70, resident of Hereford and formerly of Dawson, who died Wednesday in Hereford.

The Rev. Joe Brumblow will officiate, with burial following at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Hull, and two grandsons, Michael and Keven Hull, all of Hereford; one sister, Mary Shurley of Houston; three brothers, Lloyd Shurley of Dallas, Reggie Shurley of Corsicana and Homer Shurley of Koline.

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Leon Delia Gullatt
Dec 2, 1902 - Jan 23, 1955

L. D. Gullatt, 52, Fatally Injured On Pursley Road

L. D. Gullatt, 52, farmer of Pursley, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Sunday at 7. 45 p.m.

Rufus Pervehouse, sheriff, said that Gullatt’s pickup truck overturned about 7 p.m. Sunday on a curve at the Board Tree creek bridge on the farm-market road between Pursley and Union High.

Second Fatality
Gullatt’s death is the second traffic fatality in Navarro county this year.

The sheriff said that the pick-up apparently struck a soft shoulder and gravel at the curve and went out of control.

Found Under Truck
Jay McCoy of Ennis and his family who had been visiting relatives in the Pursley community discovered the dying man under the pick-up. Considerable difficulty was experienced in getting Gullatt from under the vehicle. He was rushed to Corsicana in a car by Paul E. Broughton, a neighbor. A physician also saw Gullatt at the hospital.

Sheriff Pevehouse and Deputy Sheriff Dick Salter answered the call to Pursley.

Survivors
Surviving are his wife of Pursley; two sons, Billy Joe Gullatt, Denton, and Jimmy Leroy Gullatt, Mexia; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Inez Scott, Austin; Mrs. Ronnie Jean Burleson and Misses Joyce and Patsy Gullatt, all of Pursley; mother, Mrs. W. N. Gullatt, Grand Prairie; a brother, Raymond Gullatt, Grand Prairie; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Rites Tuesday
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Shady Grove Baptist church of which he was a member.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. C. Harrison, pastor.

Burial will be in the Union High cemetery.

Pallbearers will be A. H. Murray, E. J. Scogin, Ronnie Dyer, Thomas Dyer, W. E. Dyer and W. M. Craig.

Griffin will direct.

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Charles Herbert Forsythe, Sr.
Aug 15, 1899 - Sep 24, 1955

Man Killed, Another Wounded Union High

A Union High merchant is dead and a neighbor is at the point of death in a Mexia hospital as a result of a pistol duel in a store at the southwest Navarro County community Saturday about 5:30 p.m.

C. H. Forsythe, 58, owner of the store, was shot in the left arm and twice in the body with a .38 calibre pistol and had been bruised about the head. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic in a Griffin ambulance about an hour later.

J. M. (Pete) Adams, a neighbor, aged 43 years, is in a critical condition in Mexia with a pistol wound near the heart. Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, County Attorney Jimmy Morris and Assistant County Attorney John Chirafis went to Mexia Saturday night but could not question Adams.

A formal complaint for murder with malice was filed against Adams Monday morning in Judge Walter Hayes justice court, County Attorney Morris announced. It was signed by Sheriff Pevehouse.

The state’s attorney said his reports on Adams’ condition in a Mexia clinic were that it “is fair.” The case will be presented before a new Navarro County grand jury to be empaneled Monday morning by A. P. Mays, district Judge. The July term of court ended midnight Saturday and this week is vacation week in district court.

Morris said he expected the case to come up Tuesday before the probers since a full day has already been scheduled for Monday.

The warrant will not be immediately served on Adams, Morris said, because of Adams’ condition.

The sheriff said there were witnesses to the trouble and he said that Adams’ pistol had been discharged six times, three before entering the store, the bullets plowing through a screen, and the others after entering Forsythe’s place of business.

Pevehouse said he had been advised that the trouble began over an argument relative to a grocery bill. The two families resided across the road from each other.

Oxygen was administered to Forsythe en route to the hospital in the ambulance, it was stated.

Funeral services for Forsythe were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Union High Baptist Church. Burial was in the Union High cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Charles Davis, assisted by Rev. G. R. Evans.

Surviving are his wife of Union High; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Bruce, Dawson, and Mrs. Phyllis Lane, Union High; a son, C. H. Forsythe, Tahoka; three brothers, Burney Forsythe, Beaumont; Earnest Forsythe, Houston, and L. A. Forsythe, Tahoka; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Oliver, Tahoka, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Clyde Roloff, Ervin Roloff, Pete Lane, Melvin Jordan, Billy Kirby and J. F. McLain.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 26, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Gussie Esther (Perteet) Forsythe married Mar. 7, 1920; s/o George Washington Forsythe & Mary Jane “Mollie” (Smith) Forsythe

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Indictments

J. M. (Pete) Adams, murder with malice in the fatal shooting of C. H. Forsythe at Union High on Sep. 24.

Adams and Forsythe shot each other during an altercation in the

Forsythe store at Union High. Adams later recovered. His bond was set at $5,000.

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Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse conveyed two convicts to the state penitentiary at Huntsville Tuesday. Confined were J. M. Pete Adams, sentenced to five years for the slaying of C. H. Forsythe at Union High.

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William Boyd Finch
Jan 18, 1878 - Jul 26, 1955

Wm. B. Finch Dies Tuesday Morning

Wm. B. Finch, 77, retired farmer and rancher, 1909 West Collin street, Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Goodwin, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

He was a life-long resident of Chatfield until he moved to Corsicana 10 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. M. C. Legge, Jr., Corsicana; Mrs. W. N. Brown, Houston and Mrs. A. H. Freeman, Wichita Falls; a son, J. H. Finch, Arlington; six grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be William Thorp, John Harris Montfort, Morris Kirby, J. R. Cutherson, D. D. Lee and Jimmy Little.

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William Mark Hawkins
Mar 13, 1879 - Nov 25, 1955

Chatfield Rites For W. M. Hawkins

Funeral services for William Mark Hawkins, &6, Route 1, Roane, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church in Chatfield.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, assisted by Rev. James A. Ponder, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Pearl Reeder, Odessa; a number of nephews and nieces, including Claude, Homer, Jack and T. I. Marshall, all of Kerens; Dewey Hawkins, Corsicana; Mrs. Jesse Tillman, Kerens; Miss Lillian McClain, Ennis, and Mrs. Emma Rogers, Rice.

Pallbearers were J. W. Marshall, Dick Marshall, V. B. Ainsworth, Ordway Ferrell, Dewey Hawkins and Homer Marshall.

Griffin directed.

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Danny Joe Thompson
Jan 25, 1957 - Jan 26, 1957

Thompson Infant Expires Saturday

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Z. Thompson, Route 3, Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning.

Graveside rites will be conducted at the Resthaven Memorial Park Saturday at 4 p.m. Rev. B. W. Turner, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are the parents.

Corley will direct.

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Harriett Odell (Gannon) Keith
Aug 6, 1874 - Nov 22, 1957

Sunday Services For Mrs. Keith

Funeral services for Mrs. H. W. Keith, 83, who died at the Twilight Home Friday morning following a short illness, will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Mrs. Keith resided in Missouri prior to moving to Corsicana five years ago.

Surviving are five sons, Willie Keith, Little Rock, Ark.; Jim Keith, Rogers, Ark.; Earl Keith, Chicago; Luther Keith, Portland, Ore., and Ernie Keith, New Orleans, La.; three daughters, Mrs. A. L. Armstrong, Corsicana; Miss Lora Keith, Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Mrs. Mabel Perry, St. Louis; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Cora Lucinda (Keith) Armstrong
1894 - Nov 22, 1985

Mrs. Armstrong Dies in Texas

Mrs. Cora L. Armstrong, 92, former Stilwell resident , died in Arlington, Texas.

Mrs. Armstrong, born March 22, 1893, in Neligh, Neb., was preceded in death by her husband, A. L. Armstrong, on March 1, 1972.
She lived in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leora Lofton of Stilwell before moving to Arlington, Tex., to live with her son about seven months ago. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Stilwell.

Survivors, in addition to her daughter of Stilwell, include: three sons, R.E. Armstrong, Jackson, Miss. Dean Armstrong, Arlington, Tex., and W.O. Armstrong, Gore; one brother, Luther Keith, Portland, Ore., one sister, Mabel Parry, Rogers, Ark., 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Services we conducted by Carley Funeral Chapel, Corsicana, Tex., with her pastor, Brother Melvin Bookout , officiating. Interment was in the Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Alexander L. Armstrong; d/o Henry Worthington Keith & Harriett Odell “Hattie” (Gannon) Keith

Alexander L. Armstrong
Oct 9, 1885 - Mar 1, 1972

A. L. Armstrong

A. L. Armstrong, 75, died Wednesday in Stillwell, Okla. A resident of Stillwell, Okla. at the time of his death, he had lived most of his life in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. T. F. Donald officiating, and burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Surviving are his widow of Stillwell; three sons, R. E. Armstrong, of Jackson, Miss., Dean Armstrong of Arlington, and W. O. Armstrong of DeQueen, Ark.; one daughter, Mrs. Leona Lofton of Stillwell; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Effie Gobbel of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 2, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cora Lucinda (Keith) Armstrong; s/o Solomon Armstrong & Mary Elizabeth (Ford) Armstrong buried Cryer Creek Cemetery

Claudia Lee (McGovern) Woodard
May 22, 1898 - Aug 26, 1970

Mrs. Woodard Dies Wednesday

Mrs. H. C. Woodard, 72, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. A native of the Drane Community, she had lived most of her life in the Purdon community. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Duane Farris officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Woodard is survived by her husband, H. C. Woodard of Purdon; two sons, Harold Woodard of Waco and William O. Woodard of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Eppie Chambers of Fort Worth.

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Lucy Ann (Harris) Howard-Woodard
Nov 11, 1889 - Feb 4, 1961

Mrs. Woodard Dies Saturday

Mrs. Lucy Ann Woodard, 71, native of Navarro county, died Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Jack Goff officiating. Interment will be in
Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Woodard was a life-time resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. N. W. Sharpley, Corsicana; three grandchildren, Carl Hester, Amarillo, and Narl and Robert Earl Hester, both of Odessa; four great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Sybel Taylor, Dallas; Mrs. Mytre Black, Fort Worth; Mrs. Mary Hargrove, Breckenridge; Mrs. Exie Brannon, Alice; Mrs. Betty Walker, Mrs. Evelyn Ickles and Mrs. Henry Norton, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Claude Harris, Natchez, Miss., and Johnny Harris, Odessa and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Feb 4, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Adron J. Howard 2nd husband J. M. Woodard married Dec 9, 1925; d/o John Henry Harris & Doshie Ella (Farmer) Harris

Ralph Frances Woodard
Dec 30, 1927 - Sep 28, 1960

Ralph Woodard Dies Wednesday

Ralph F. Woodard, 32, native of Purdon, died Wednesday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic of a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with interment in the
Resthaven Memorial Park, Rev. Paul Wiseman, Eleventh Avenue Methodist church pastor, will officiate.

A mechanic at Hervey Plymouth, Woodard was born Dec. 20, 1927, at Purdon.

Survivors, other than the widow of Purdon, are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Woodard, Purdon, and two brothers, Harold Woodard, Waco, and William Woodard, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Lacy Baker, J. W. Christie, Claude Hervey, J. W. Goode, C. E. Phillips, Jr., and H. C. Banks.

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William Alec Cox, Sr.
Sep 15, 1900 - Dec 19, 1957

W. A. Cox Rites Held On Friday

Funeral services for W. A. Cox, 57, contractor, 1521 West Fifth avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning, were held from the Emmanuel Baptist church Friday at 2 p.m. Burial was in
Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. K. McGuire, pastor of the Queens Street Baptist church in Tyler, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Reginal King, pastor of the church, and Dr. M. L. Rhodes, pastor of the Highland Baptist church in Waco.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, W. A. Cox, Jr., Galena Park; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Sartain, Belaire; a grandson, Mickey Sartain, Bellaire; a sister, Mrs. W. M. Derks, Houston; a brother, A. A. Cox, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Blassinggame, Elbert Lawrence, H. B. Hornsby, Sam Gordon, Alvin McCarter and R. J. Bryant.

Corley directed.

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Annie Leona (Dockery) Cox
Dec 11, 1902 - Mar 16, 1959

Mrs. W. A. Cox Expires Monday

Mrs. W. A. Cox, Sr., 56, died in Memorial Hospital early Monday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press hour.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman N. Sartain, Bellaire; a son, W. A. Cox, Jr., 1521 West Fifth Avenue; a grandson, Nicky Sartain, Bellaire; three sisters, Mrs. Lois Dehringer, Waco; Mrs. Flonnie Smith, Houston, and Mrs. Grace Hopkins, Palmer, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. W. A. Cox Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. A. Cox, Sr., 56, who died in Memorial hospital early Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Emmanuel Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Reginal King, pastor.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman N. Sartain, Bellaire; a son, W. A. Cox, Jr., 1521 West Fifth Avenue; a grandson, Nicky Sartain, Bellaire; three sisters, Mrs. Lois Dehringer, Waco; Mrs. Flonnie Smith, Houston, and Mrs. Grace Hopkins, Palmer, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. C. Baggett, Dougits Liles, Loyd Averitt, Dick Pickens, David Barnes, J. D. McManus, B. B. Granger, E. D. Fortson and W. C. Baumgartner.

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Clarence Dewey Cox
Jun 19, 1904 - Aug 23, 1959

C. D. Cox Rites Slated Tuesday

D. D. Cox, 55, Navarro Mills, died at his home Sunday afternoon following an extended illness. He was a former Ford Company employe and formerly resided in Dallas and Waco. He was a World War II veteran.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin chapel. Burial will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin chapel. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park with the Dawson Masonic Lodge providing the pallbearers and conducting the rites. The services will be conducted by Rev. Larry Ramsour, pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church.

He was a member of the Dawson Masonic Lodge and the St. John’s Episcopal church in Waco.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Cox, Route 1, Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Meadows and Mrs. Evelyn Adams, both of Dallas; a son, Benny Joe Cox, Purdon; five brothers, Oscar and Ed Cox, both of Houston; Robert L. Cox, Nashville, Tenn.; Grady Cox, Dallas, and Clifford Cox, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Mooneyhan and Mrs. Ethel Marriott both of Waco; and a number of other relatives.

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Jesse Augustus Collins
Aug 12, 1914 - Oct 14, 1975

J. A. Collins

Graveside services for Jessie Augustus Collins were held at 11 a.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Collins, 62, was discovered dead in his home yesterday.

He is survived by one son, Jerry Collins of Axtell; three grandchildren; one half-brother, Jimmy Collins of San Antonio.

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JoAnn Collins
Feb 10, 1934 - Oct 1, 2020

JoAnn Collins of Corsicana died October 1,2020 in Corsicana Texas at the age of 86. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 10,2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Corsicana Chapel at Emanuel Funeral Home with burial to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park located in Corsicana Texas.

Emanuel Funeral Home in Corsicana will be in charge.

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Ruby Lee (Ellis) Collins
Sep 9, 1918 - Jan 20, 2010

Ruby L. Collins, 91, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Heritage Oaks West.

Viewing will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be noon Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Scott Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Gregory Collins, Darrell Curry, Nathaniel Collins and Gregory Stovall.

Mrs. Collins was born Sept. 9, 1918, in Navarro County. She received her education in the Navarro County Independent School District. She united with Harmony Baptist Church under the late Rev. Clem Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Arthur J. Collins Sr. of Corsicana; two sons, Arthur Collins Jr. (Nellie) of Corsicana and Wilbert Collins (Patricia) of North Carolina; daughter, Carolyn N. Collins of Corsicana; two grandsons, Gregory D. Collins of Forney and Nathaniel Collins of North Carolina; one granddaughter, Cameo Collins of Los Angeles, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Cortlandt B. Collins and Lauren Paul; two special friends, Jewel White and Eddie Mae Wade; and nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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James Alexander Sloan
Apr 10, 1872 - Nov 29, 1957

J. A. Sloan Dies Friday Morning

Funeral services for J. A. Sloan, 85, retired farmer and lifetime resident of Kerens who died at 1 a.m. Friday after an extended illness, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Baptist church.

The Rev. A. L. Andrews, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church, Kerens, and Rev. Leon Johnston, Kerens evangelist, will officiate.

Interment will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Elmer Sloan, Kerens, and Harvey Sloan, Lufkin; two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Sims and Mrs. Pete Hawkins, both of Kerens; a brother, Arthur Sloan, Waco; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home of Kerens will direct.

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Annie (Williams) Sloan
Jun 19, 1872 - Jan 21, 1966

Mrs. Sloan, 93, Dies At Kerens

KERENS, Jan. 21, (Spl)—Mrs. J. A. (Granny) Sloan, 93, who spent most of her life in this community, died at her home Friday morning. She was a native Texan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Assembly of God church, of which she was a member, with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Elmer Sloan, Kerens, and Harvey Sloan, Lufkin; two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Sims and Mrs. Pete Hawkins, both of Kerens; 31 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Paschal directed.

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Sallie V. (Stewart) Woods-Sloan
Sep 20, 1892 - Apr 2, 1971

Sloan Rites Set Saturday

KERENS (SP)—Mrs. Sallie S. Sloan, 78, native and lifelong resident of Kerens, died early Friday in the Athens Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Kerens Assembly of God Church.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. A. L. Andrews officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Elmer Sloan; one son, J. L. Woods, Greenville; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five sisters and three brothers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr 2, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband unknown Woods 2nd Elmer James Sloan; d/o Joeab Dolphin “Joe” Stewart & Nannie A. (Conley) Stewart

John Thomas Brewster
Oct 8, 1870 - Nov 18, 1957

J. T. Brewster Services Tuesday

KERENS, Nov. 19—(Spl.)—J. T. Brewster, 87, retired blacksmith and farmer, died at his home here Monday morning of a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery. The rites will be conducted by rEv. J. G. McKee, pastor; Rev. D. R. McCAuley, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Harwell Norris, pastor of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Lott, Harlingen, and Mrs. Chester Tramel, Kerens; a son W. B. Brewster, Victoria; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. R. Sessions, Earl Thomason, T. G. Griffin, Forrest Huggins, Bryon Scarbrough and Joe Baker.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 19, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
    h/o Emaline “Emma” (Peters) Francis-Brewster married Apr 1, 1903; s/o John Brewster and Elizabeth Ann (Cassidy) Brewster

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J. T. Brewster Expires Monday

J. T. Brewster, 87, retired blacksmith and farmer, died of a heart attack at his home in Kerens Monday at 11 a.m.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church with Rev. J. D. McKee, pastor, conducting, but arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Lott, Harlingen, and Mrs. Chester Tramel, Kerens; a son, W. B. Brewster, Victoria; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Inmon will direct.

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Mary Emer (Crowley) Jones
Aug 3, 1865 - Nov 28, 1957

Mrs. Mary Jones Services Friday

Funeral rites for Mrs. Mary E. Jones, 92, mother of W. E. Jones of Corsicana, were held Friday at the First Baptist church in Malakoff with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery north of Kerens. She died Thursday in a Terrell hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Jones, a resident of Malakoff since 1913, formerly made her home at Kerens. She was the widow of the late Charlie O. Jones who died in 1940.

Survivors are another son, W. L. Jones, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. T. T. Alexander, Windom, and Mrs. R. T. Griffin, Malakoff; 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Mon., Dec 2, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 2nd wife of Charley Osborne Jones, Sr. buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Caney City, Tx; d/o John W. Crowley & Mary Jane (Thompson) Crowley

William Elonzo “Will/Willie” Jones
May 1, 1880 - Aug 1, 1961

Rites Thursday For W. E. Jones

Funeral services for W. E. Jones, 81, retired farmer, who died Tuesday, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

He was a native of Tarrant county.

Surviving are two sons, H. N. and Z. E. Jones, both of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. R. T. Griffin, Malakoff, and Mrs. J. T. Alexander, Winden; a brother, W. L. Jones, Dallas; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:


Aline (Cooksey) Waites
Oct 11, 1925 - Mar 8, 1991

Aline Waites, 65, of Corsicana, died March 8, 1991, at Medical Center Hospital in Tyler.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Renfro Memorial C.O.G.I.C., with Superintendent E.L. Baptist officiatnng. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

She was a member of Crossway Pentecostal C.O.G.I.C. in Rice.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Anderson Hawkins of Corsicana; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Darrell and Denice Waites, and Claude and Carolyn Waites, all of Corsicana; 15 grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Proctor of Los Angeles, Earlie Montgomery and Gladys of Johnson, both of Dallas; and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 12, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Claude Waites, Sr.
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library

Sam Bailey, Jr.
UNKNOWN - Mar 1, 1991

Sam Bailey, Jr. of Dallas, died March 1, 1991, in Dallas.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Johnson Memorial C.O.G.I.C. with the Rev. Jerry L. Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include his wife, Olivia Rose Bailey of Dallas; one daughter, Pamela Bailey Evans of Corsicana one step-daughter, Cherida Collins of Dallas; two sons, Don Bailey of Corsicana and Sam Bailey III, of Dallas; two stepsons, Kip Payne and Keith Payne, both of Dallas; three grandchildren; four brothers, the Rev. Jerry Bailey and Floncell Bailey, both of Corsicana, Lonnie B. Keeton of California and Willie Will Keeton of Fort Worth; three sisters, Maggie Bailey of Fort Worth, Kathleen Lewis of Jacksonville and Faye Baptist of Hawthorne, Calif.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 13, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • h/o Olivia Rose (Payne) Bailey; s/o Sam Bailey Sr. & Alice Lee (Livingston) Bailey

Lena (Page) Slaughter
Aug 29, 1905 - Apr 22, 1991

Lena Slaughter, 85, of Corsicana, died April 22, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Temple A.M.E. Church, with the Rev. Raymond Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

She was a retired Avon sales representative. She was a stewardess and also was a member of the Lodge.

Survivors include one brother, Emory C. Page of fCorsicana; and one sister, Beatrice Jones of Kerens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 25, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • w/o Preston D. Slaughter; d/o Grant Page & Selena (Newsome) Page

Ephraim Abner "Mannie" Foster, Jr.
Dec 28, 1906 - Mar 20, 1991

E.A. Foster Jr., 84, of Corsicana died March 20, 1991 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Richland Cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers-in-law, Robert L. Arnold of Big Sandy and James H. Edgar of Corsicana; two sisters-in-law, Joy Arnold of Big Sandy andZane Frost of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jim Arnold, Buford Moore, Eddie Ross, Glenn Wiley, Foy Garrett, and Roy Arnold.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 20, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • h/o June (Edgar) Foster; s/o Ephraim Abner Foster, Sr. & Ida Adella (Armstrong) Foster

Opal Lee (Arnold) Davidson
Aug 19, 1909 - Mar 12, 1991

Mrs. Opal Davidson, 81, of Richland, died March 12, 1991, at Corsicana
Nursing Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Solon
Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 19, 1909, in Mertens, and had lived most of her life
in Richland.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Montfort of Corsicana; one
grandson, Thomas Montfort of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Tammie
Woodard of Oakwood; three great-granddaughters; two brothers, Ira Arnold
of Richland, and J.C. Arnold of Navarro; and one sister, Irene McNeese
of Uvalde.

Pallbearers will be Odis Arnold, Ricky Gilliam, Larry Woodard, E.W.
Lassiter, Bill Sims and Bobby Sparks.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 13, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • w/o (1) James Gilbert Madewell and (2) Joseph Claude Davidson; d/o Carl Rosco Arnold & Emma Myrtle (Murphy) Arnold

Mary Nell (Redden) Beddingfield
Jan 10th, 1932 - Jan 10th, 2019



Funeral services for Mary Nell Beddingfield, 87, long time resident of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019 in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne.

A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Rosser Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Hampton, Che Hampton, Caden Hampton, Joe Ray Beddingfield and Brenden Faux.

Mrs. Beddingfield was born on January 10, 1932 in Corsicana, Texas, the daughter of Winnie Irene (Jones) and Ira Vastine Redden. She passed away on her birthday, January 10, 2019 in Plano, Texas.
Mrs. Beddingfield was residing in Gun Barrel City, Texas at the time of her death.

While living in Cleburne for 52 years, she was a secretary with Rangaire and was later TDC Coordinator for Sheriff Bob Alford of Johnson County.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray Beddingfield; son, David Denbow; and four brothers.

Mrs. Beddingfield is survived by her daughter, Lesa Tanisia; stepson, Dennis Beddingfield, both of Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Chris Hampton (Natasha), Che Hampton, Joe Ray Beddingfield, Anna Bennett (Joey), and Bethany Beddingfield; and great grandchildren, Kenzley Hampton, Caden Hampton, Damian Hampton, Krishton Leech, Brenden Faux and Katelyn Faux.

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