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Lillian Claudia (Lloyd) Ross
Feb 21, 1873 - Jan 4, 1954

Mrs. J. T. Ross Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. T. Ross, 80, who died suddenly Monday morning at the family home, 701 South Twenty-Ninth street, were held from Corley Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Lloyd Ross, Trenton, N.J.; George Ross, Rockdale; and Clovis Ross, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. May Brooks, Luling, and Mrs. A. Y. Kilcrease, Corsicana; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four brothers, C. R. Lloyd, Corsicana; Dr. D. B. Lloyd, Longview; Henry Lloyd, Sacramento, Calif., and Paul Lloyd, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Neca Heaton, Edna, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Brooks, W. T. Graves, Houston Kent, L. T. Kent, F. V. Williams and W. S. Bingham.

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John Thomas Ross
Oct 6, 1872 - May 24, 1962

Missing Man Hunt Uncovers Body Tuesday

The body of a man found near Post Oak Creek about 150 yards north of dead-end of North Main street Tuesday morning was identified as that of J. T. Ross, 89, who had been missing since Thursday, May 24.

Corley will conduct graveside rites at Hamilton cemetery sometime Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are three sons, Lee Ross, Palestine; George Ross, Mount Bellew, and Clovis Ross, Athens; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Brooks, Luling, and Mrs. Lottie D. Kilcrease, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The identification was made by a son, Lee Ross, of Palestine.

Investigator Jay Upton of the Corsicana City Police Department found the body about 11 a.m. He and Douglas Hightower, assistant chief, and Lee Ross had been searching the area in which the elderly Ross was last seen.

Justice of the Peace G. C. Bowden was called to the scene but withheld a verdict.

Corley’s removed the badly decomposed body which was found in a washout surrounded by high weeds.

The elderly Ross lived at 409 North Main street at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Palmer. Apparently he was last seen about noon Thursday, May 24, but the Palmers and residents of the neighborhood believed that he had gone to Palestine to visit relatives. Lee Ross said he discovered Saturday that his father’s wherebouts were unknown and immediately began to check all possible locations.

The son came to Corsicana Monday night and notified police that his father was missing.

Neighborhood residents reported last seeing the elderly man on the aforementioned date as he walked northward on the street, pausing every few yards for a rest.

The son said his father was a native of Mississippi but had lived in Corsicana since bout 1940. In 1954, the elderly Ross’s wife died, he said. He said his father had lived in Texas since early manhood and was a retired farmer.

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Services For J. T. Ross Held

Graveside services were held at Hamilton cemetery Wednesday (today) at 2:30 p.m. for J. T. Ross, 89, with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of First Baptist church conducting.

Ross’s body was found on Post Oak creek in Corsicana Tuesday morning. He had been missing since May 24. Justice G. C. Bowden ruled the death due to natural causes.

Ross was a native of Mississippi but had lived in Texas most of his life. A retired farmer, he had lived in Corsicana since 1940. He lived at 409 North Main street.

Surviving are three sons, Lee Ross, Palestine; George Ross, Mount Bellew, and Clovis Ross, Athens; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Brooks, Luling, and Mrs. Lottie D. Kilcrease, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Corley’s directed.

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John Hardy Ross
Jan 29, 1894 - Nov 14, 1969

John H. Ross Rites Sunday

John H. Ross, 75, resident of Dawson and a former lineman for Western Union, died Friday in Dallas. He was a veteran of World War I
.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Corley Chapel with the Rev. C. O. Rhyne officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Dawson; six daughters, Mrs. J. P. Dycuss of San Antonio; Mrs. L. D. Cote of St Anne, Ill.; Mrs. Leon Gaitley, Mrs. Helen Walker and Mrs. Helen Pipes, all of Dallas; and Mrs. A. C. Spears of Euless; his mother, Mrs. Ida Wilson of Waxahachie; 24 grandsons and two great-grandsons.

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Rickey Wayne Redden
B&D Sep. 9, 1954

Redden Infant Dies Thursday

Ricky Wayne Redden, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Redden, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held at the Hamilton cemetery Friday at 4:30 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. A. Bledsoe, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Jerry D. Redden; a sister, Kathy Ann Redden, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Redden and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Averitt, all of Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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Dennis Claude Redden
Mar 21, 1889 - Mar 3, 1966

Friday Rites For D. C. Redden

Funeral rites were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. for D. C. Redden, 76, 401 South Twenty-Third and One-Half street, longtime Corsicana resident who died in Memorial hospital Wednesday night. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery. He was reared in the Pursley community.

Rev. Joe Evans, pastor of the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist church, of which he was a member, officiated, and was assisted by Rev. Bill Nichols, Baptist minister.

A native of Cherokee county, Redden was employed by the Interstate Theatres and IOOF Home for many years.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Dean C. Redden, Austin; J. B. and Glenn Redden, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. H. C. Hackbarth, Fort Worth; Mrs. Mickey Matthews, Corsicana, and Mrs. Vernon Loftis, Nederland; 14 grandchildren, three brothers, Henry Redden, Corsicana; Floyd and Forrest Redden, both of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Troy Wilson, Alexandria, La.; Mrs. John Slater and Mrs. Bob Arnold, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Rebecca (Teague) Nichols-Reed
Mar 20, 1870 - Jul 25, 1955

Mrs. Rebecca Reed Expired Monday

Mrs. Rebecca (Aunt Beck) Reed aged 85 years, native of Jackson, Miss., died at the family home 2001 West Thirteenth avenue Monday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, W. A. Teague, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 26, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James W. Nichols 2nd husband William Sphinx Reed buried in Oakwood cemetery; d/o Abner Teague & Susannah (Fesmire) Teague

Lee Allen Reed
Oct 13, 1903 - Feb 21, 1970

L. A. Reed Dies Saturday

Lee Allen Reed, 66, of Corpus Christi, died there Saturday. He was a native of Corsicana and had lived in Corpus Christi the past 27 years.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clay H. Reed of Angus.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dean Burke, pastor of the Morgan Ave. Baptist Church in Corpus Christi officiating. Reed was a member of that church. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. L. A. Reed of Corpus Christi; a son, Robert L. Reed of Dallas; three brothers, Edd F. Reed of Kingsville, Clay D. Reed of Angleton and Marvin L. Reed of Dallas; two sisters, Miss Lola Reed of Houston and Mrs. Charles W. Pugh of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Carlton Lynch, Alex Lynch, Vernon Lynch, Carl Ruth, Roy Eggleston, L. J. Oliver, Robert Barton and Floyd Knotts.

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Millard Filmore Reed
Feb 12, 1880 - May 30, 1962

Hold Services For M. F. Reed

Funeral services for M. F. Reed, 82, Midland, retired state employe, who died in a Big Spring hospital Wednesday, were held Thursday at 5 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Reed formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Midland; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Scott, Fort Worth; three grandchildren, three brothers, P. A. Reed, Barry; A. F. Reed, Longview, and H. C. Reed, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Beaumaster and Mrs. Ella Matthews, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred Ware, Frank Ware, Leroy Stewart, W. I. Matthews, Murray Basham and Lynn McCage.

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Lewis T. Read
Jun 1847 - May 28, 1916

Well Known Farmer Dead.

Lewis Reed, aged 68 years, a well known farmer of the Retreat community died at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon after a very brief illness, and the remains were interred at the Hamilton cemetery this morning at 11 o’clock.

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Isaac Lee “Uncle Ike” Teague
Aug 12, 1875 - Aug 18, 1954

Uncle Ike Teague Rites Thursday

Funeral services for I. L. (Uncle Ike) Teague, 79, retired farmer, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon of Hubbard, pastor of the Grape Creek Baptist church, and Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Reed, and a brother, W. A. Teague, both of Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Elizabeth Florence (Owens) Teague
Nov 8, 1886 - Jun 21, 1961

Hold Services For Mrs. Teague

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Teague, 74, formerly of Powell and Corsicana, were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Mrs. Teague died Wednesday at Brownsville where she had been about 11 months. She had previously resided in Navarro county, and was a native of the Oklahoma Territory.

Surviving are four sons, J. D. Teague, Brownsville; L. M. Teague, Houston; Charles Teague, LaPorte, and W. B. Teague, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. R. R. Stroble, Maryland; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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James Jacob “Jake” Teague
Aug 19, 1905 - Jan 2, 1976

J. J. Teague

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for J. J. (Jake) Teague, 70, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Jack Goff and Rev. Danny Biddy will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

He was a retired oil field worker and had lived at Rt. 6 in Corsicana 55 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Wilma Teague of Rt. T; a son, Jackie Teague of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Hutson of Palestine; four grandchildren, two brothers, Robert Teague of Denton and Norman Bryant of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lee Brashear, David Burnett, Alton Wilcox, Merle Sheppard, A. H. Asby and Monty Bottoms.

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Mary Florence “Florra” (Kearby) Bryant-Teague
Oct 14, 1873 - Mar 23, 1958

Mrs. W. A. Teague Expires Sunday

Mrs. W. A. Teague, aged 84 years, 606 South Sixteenth street, died at Twilight Home Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. Howard Knox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which she was a member.

A native of Weatherford, Mrs. Teague had resided in Corsicana and this area for 35 years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Norman D. Bryant, Little Rock, Ark.; five step-sons, Joe Teague, Fort Worth; John Teague, South Texas; Bob Teague, Denton; J. A. and Henry Teague, both of Mildred; two step-daughters, Mrs. Susie Osborn, Corsicana, and Mrs. Willie Roberts, Atlanta, Texas, and other relatives.

Nephews and grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 24, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Bryant 2nd husband William Alendo Teague; d/o John Baylis Kearby & Malinda Caroline (Bandy) Kearby

William Alendo Teague
Aug 1, 1863 - Sep 3, 1959

W. A. Teague, 96, Dies Thursday

W. A. Teague, 96, retired farmer, died Thursday morning at the Twilight Home.

Funeral services will be held sometime Saturday from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.,

Surviving are five sons, Joe Teague; Tom Teague, Fremont; Robert Teague, Denton, Jake and Henry Teague, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Susie Osborn, Corsicana, and Mrs. Willie Roberts, Queen’s City; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Wilma Iris (Monroe) Teague
Nov 19, 1911 - Mar 15, 1976

Mrs. Teague

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Wilma Teague, 64, of Mildred, who died early today at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

A native of Humble, Texas, Mrs. Teague lived in Mildred since 1949. Her husband J. J. Teague, preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1976.

She is survived by one son, Jackie Teague of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Hutson of Palestine and Mrs. Keith Farmer of Navarro; by eight grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Robert Minitree of Mildred, Mrs. Orvil Capehart and Mrs. Richard Holloway, both of Corsicana; and one brother, Iva Monroe of Corsicana.

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Anna Louise (Comer) Anderson
May 5, 1919 - Feb 2, 2017

Fort Worth- Anna L. Anderson, 97, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Anna L. Anderson was born on May 5th, 1919 to Shelah Byron and Lillie Virginia Comer in Pursley, Texas. She was the youngest of seven children. She married P. C. Anderson with whom she had three sons, Robert, Ronald, and Jerry. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a devoted member of Faith Baptist Church of Fort Worth, where she played the organ for over fifty years. She loved her family above all.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, P. C. Anderson; her son Jerry Anderson; and her grandson Joe Don Anderson.
She is survived by her sons Robert Anderson and Ronald Anderson (Barbara); grandchildren Tina, Lisa, Bill, Tim, and Kim; and her great-grandchildren.
 

Notes:

  • Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth, Tx
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Parm Curtis Anderson; d/o Shelah Byron “Bud” Comer & Lillian Virginia “Lillie” (Beasley) Comer buried in Pursley cemetery, Pursley, Tx.
  • Hamilton Beeman Cemetery

Charles Otto Anderson
Sep 18, 1907 - Jul 17, 1974

O. Anderson

NEW LONDON—Services will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Rader Chapel in Kilgore for Otto Anderson, 66, who died Wednesday in Kilgore. Graveside Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana, under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was a native of Navarro County and was a plastics engineer for Karl Edmonds Inc. of Kilgore.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Otto Anderson of New London; one son, Charles Anderson of Overton; one daughter, Mrs. James Lake of Overton; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, William T. Anderson of Houston and Calvin B. Anderson of Kilgore; and one sister, Mrs. James Fowler of Kilgore.

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Manuel Lee “Andy” Anderson
Apr 27, 1918 - Oct 8, 1962

Hold Services Auto Victim

Funeral services for Manuel Anderson, 44, of Houston, killed Monday night in an auto accident near Centerville, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

He was a native of Pursley.

Joe Turner of Dallas, passenger in the car with Anderson, was critically injured.

Surviving are his wife, Houston; three sons, C. W. and L. B. Anderson, both of Houston, and Jackie Kreiger, Amarillo; a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Durrance, Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Anderson, Corsicana; a brother, P. C. Anderson, Fort Worth; five grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Anderson, Ronald Anderson, Jerry Anderson, Doyle Anderson, Harold Anderson and Basil Herod.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct 10, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Jewel (Webb) Anderson-Crowe married Jul 13, 1935 2nd wife Lois (Felts) Kreiger-Anderson; s/o Benjamin Forney Anderson & Tuelah Mae (Hatley) Anderson

David J. “Dave” Anderson
Apr 8, 1888 - Aug 17, 1954

Dave Anderson Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Dave Anderson, 66, who died Tuesday morning in the Veterans Hospital, Lisbon, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Rains county he was brought to Pursley as an infant and spent the remainder of his life in Pursley and Corsicana. He was gassed in World War I.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Lou Drum, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Pursley, Sylvester and Mrs. Ella Herod, Corsicana; two brothers, B. and Tim Anderson, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 18, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Wessie (Lipford) Anderson married Nov 30, 1920; s/o Benjamin Franklin Anderson & Mary Lou (Jones) Anderson buried in Old Pursley cemetery, Pursley, Tx.

John W. Davidson
Sep 20, 1873 - Mar 11, 1954

John W. Davidson Dies Thursday

John W. Davidson, 80, died at his home, 303 Thompson avenue, early Thursday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from Corley Chapel Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Leon Haste, San Antonio; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, Archie B. Davidson, Medina, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Birdie Barnwell and Mrs. Liddle Jackson, both of Jackson, Tenn., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Henry Slate, Harve Travis, John Stubbs, Frank Leathers, Mervin Starks and Earl McGraw.

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Essie Lee (Knotts) Davidson
Jun 5, 1885 - Nov 5, 1957

Mrs. Davidson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Essie Lee Davidson, 72, widow of the late John D. Davidson, who died at Twilight Home Tuesday night, were held from the Missionary Baptist church Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor.

A native of Belton, Mrs. Davidson had resided in this vicinity since three years of age.

Surviving are a daughter, Ms. L. F. Haste, San Antonio; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Sam Parker and Mrs. R. S. Reading, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Lloyd Knotts, Roane, and Floyd Knotts, Overton, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Odett Russell, Mervin Starks, Walter Stewart, L. C. Clark, Abb F. Soape, and Ralph Smalling.

Corley directed.

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Fred Walter Davidson
Jan 1, 1885 - Dec 9, 1970

Davidson Rites Set Friday

Fred W. Davidson, 85, retired Oak Valley farmer, died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Tehuacana, he had resided in Oak Valley community the past 35 years and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. L. Glaze officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

He is survived by one son, H. D. Davidson of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Cliff Vanderford of Garland and R. R. Patterson of Lancaster; six children and 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ennis Matthews of Dawson and Mrs. Jewell Beldin of Lamesa.

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Willie Margie (Matthews) Davidson
Aug 9, 1892 - Oct 31, 1969

Mrs. Davidson Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred W. Davidson, 77, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Corley Chapel. The Rev. Leroy Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers.

A resident of Rt. 3 Corsicana, Mrs. Davidson had been a resident of Navarro County 30 years. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband; a son, H. D. Davidson, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Cliff Vanderford, Garland, and Mrs. H. R. Patterson, Lancaster; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Kitty Edwards, Houston; and three brothers, Virgil Matthews, Dawson, Carl Matthews, Fort Worth, and Leo Matthews, San Angelo.

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Hattie Frances (Gordon) Palmer-McMillan
Mar 9, 1903 – Sep 6, 1974

Mrs. McMillan

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Frances Gordon McMillan, 71, resident of Corsicana and native of Navarro County who died Friday at her home.

She was a retired registered nurse and member of First Baptist Church.

Rev. Harold Lansford officiated and burial was at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Frances Agnes Triolo of Corsicana; a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Agnes Gordon Hardin of Corsicana; a brother, Sam Gordon of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Myrtle A. Shepler of Miami, Okla., Mrs. Addie Lee Rumbelow of Grand Saline, Mrs. Cora Bell Hyden of Dallas, Mrs. Paulyne Roundtree of Del Rio, Mrs. Peggy Cook of Temple; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bill Hyden, L. J. Shepler, J. C. Cook, Price Rumbelow, H. A. Roundtree and Morris Triolo.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Sep 8, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Robert Thomas Palmer buried in Frost Cemetery, Frost, Tx. married George P. McMillan 2nd husband; d/o Holland Fields Gordon & Agnes Amy (Bryne) Gordon-Hardin

Truman Duncan Graham
Nov 16, 1908 - Jul 16, 1960

Truman Graham Dies Saturday

Truman D. Graham, 51, retired Railway Express Agency, Inc., employe, 2004 West Thirteenth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church of which Graham was a member.

A native of Paris, Texas, Graham had resided in Corsicana for 30 years. He was with the railway express company 16 years before ill health necessitated his recent retirement.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Ruff, Dallas, and Miss Martha Frances Graham, Corsicana; a brother, James Calvin Graham, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Pearl Truelove, Houston, and Mrs. Ruby Whitihorn, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Buford Dyer, Buck Smith, J. A. Blackmon, Robert Garen, A. A. Robinson, Rube Griffin, Roy Mayo and Maco Stewart.

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Nadine Gunn
Jun 13, 1910 - Mar 20, 1960

Miss Gunn Dies Sunday Evening

Miss Nadine Gunn, 49, formerly of Corsicana, died at Mexia Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Gunn, Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Sammie Elliott, Dallas; Mrs. R. B. Comer, Snyder; Mrs. Freddie Anderson, Odessa; Mrs. Roger Kirk and Mrs. Eural Brown, both of Pursley, and Miss Louise Gunn, Shreveport, and other relatives.

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Oscar Basil Gunn
Oct 13, 1885 - May 20, 1972

O. B. Gunn

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at College Hill Church of Christ for O. B. Gunn, 86, of Corsicana who died Saturday afternoon in Memorial Hospital.

Howard White will officiate and J. C. Mahoney will assist. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was a native of Arkansas, a farmer and retired rancher who had lived in and around Corsicana since 1916.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. O. B. Gunn of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Sam Elliott of Mesquite, Mrs. B. B. Comer of Snider, Mrs. A. A. Keil of Odessa, Mrs. Roger Kirk of Pursley, Mrs. Eural Brown of Corsicana and Mrs. Dave Wireback of Laffette, La.; three stepsons, J. W. Hargrove of Sunnyside, Wash., Billy E. Hargrove of Frost; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Edna Earl Montgomery of Dallas; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., May 21, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mamie Beatrice (Faust) Gunn 2nd Maudie Lee (Yates) Hargrove-Gunn buried Frost cemetery, Frost, Tx; s/o Columbus Basil Gunn & Katie (Teasley) Gunn

Larkin Edward Gentry
Sep 15, 1887 - Aug 13, 1966

Monday Rites For L. E. Gentry

Funeral services for L. E. Gentry, 78, retired farmer, Twilight Home, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday, were held Monday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Gene Tone, pastor of the Trinity Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, C. L. Gentry, Corsicana; M. E. Gentry, Odessa, and Jim B. Gentry, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lee Patterson, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Flake Arnett and Mrs. Frankie Dunn, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Pamela Sue Tackett
B&D Sep 17, 1954

Tackett Infant Services Friday

Pamela Sue Tackett, infant daughter of Mr. and Mr. Leroy Tackett, Corsicana, died early Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at Hamilton cemetery Tuesday at 4 p.m. Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Ben Ricky Tackett; and grandparents, Leon Tackett, Mrs. J. L. Bibb, Mrs. Ben R. Ford, all of Corsicana and Frank R. Shaw, Dallas.

Corley will direct.

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Ada Deane (Caskey) Howell-Tackett
Jan 22, 1899 - Jul 1, 1966

Mrs. Tackett Rites Sunday

Mrs. Vernon Tackett, 67, native of Corsicana, died Friday in Memorial hospital.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, J. C. Howell, Corsicana; a granddaughter, two great-grandsons, two sisters, Mrs. Irene Lesley, Ennis and Mrs. Joe Murphy, Dallas; one brother, D. E. Caskey, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul 2, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Benjamin F. Howell 2nd Vernon Tackett d/o Gabriel Jackson “Jack” Caskey and Dora Emma (Anderson) Caskey

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Hold Services Mrs. Tackett

Funeral services for Mrs. Vernon Tackett, 67, who died in Memorial hospital Friday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, J. C. Howell, Corsicana; a granddaughter, two great-grandsons, two sisters, Mrs. Irene Lesley, Ennis and Mrs. Joe Murphy, Dallas; one brother, D. E. Caskey, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Libal, Jack Hagler, Homer Jones, Hugh Foster, Charlie Williams and J. L. McCollums.

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Vernon Tackett
Jun. 28, 1905 - May 12, 1977

Vernon Tackett

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Vernon Tackett, 71, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at his residence.

The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was a native of Swan, lived in Corsicnaa 70 years, and was a retired painter.

Survivors include a son, J. C. Howell of Corsicana; a granddaughter, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Eva Jones and Mrs. D. C. Burleson, both of Corsicana; and a brother, Harvey Tackett of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Charlie Williams, Raymond Vinson, Donald Tackett, James Tackett, George Thompson and Ricky Tackett.

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William Bramer “Jack” Tackett
Jan 17, 1896 - Oct 24, 1964

Jack Tackett Dies Saturday

William B. (Jack) Tackett, 70, cook, died in the Temple VA hospital Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Born, January 17, 1894 at Rock Creek, Ark, Tackett resided in Corsicana before moving to Temple 10 years ago. He was a veteran of World War I
.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. G. H. Jones, and Mrs. D. C. Burleson, and three brothers, Harvey, Vernon and Leon Tackett, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Tackett, Corsicana; a son Woodrow Lee, Midland; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and other relatives.


The American Legion will provide pallbearers.

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Clarence Newton Cox
Sep 4, 1910 - Jan 27, 1958

Wortham Native Dies in Odessa
WORTHAM, Jan 29, (Spl) - Clarence Newton Cox, 47, native of Wortham, died in Odessa Monday.
Cox, an oil field worker, was a veteran of World War II and was wounded in the Okinawa campaign.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Wortham, with burial in the Wortham cemetery,
Cox is survived by five sisters, Mrs. J. R. Prater, Burleson; Mrs George Saxton, California; Mrs. Frank Mayes, Amarillo; Mrs. W. A. Mathison, Wortham, and Mrs. George Lucas, Wortham; four brothers, Neil Cox, Pampa; Tom Cox Fort Smith, Ark; Elmer Cox, Seminole, Texas and Harvey Cox, Arlington, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Burleson funeral home directed.

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Cora Bell Johnson
Aug 1, 1901 - Jan 12, 1954

Dawson Negress Fatally Burned

A 53 year old negress burned to death early Tuesday when fire destroyed her home in Dawson. Justice of the Peace J. P. Davis reported.

Judge Davis identified the woman as Cora Belle Johnson, whose badly burned body was found shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday. She reportedly lived alone in her home.

The Dawson justice of the peace said the victim had been to Grand Prairie, where she was employed, and was brought home by a companion about and hour before the house was seen in flames.

The body was taken to Calhoun’s Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Samuel Thomas Hamilton, Jr.
Oct 18, 1884 - Oct 12, 1954

Sam. T. Hamilton Services Tuesday

DAWSON, Oct. 12—(Spl.)—Sam T. Hamilton, 69, retired farmer, died at his home here Monday afternoon following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Pentecostal Church of God in Hubbard with burial in the
Dawson Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. V. Rhodes and Rev. H. W. McNatt.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; eight children, Broney Hamilton, Hubbard; Tommy Hamilton, Dawson; Mrs. Bob Master, Houston; H. T. Hamilton, Fort Worth; Mrs. Wayne Lipsey, Waco; Mrs. Albert Woodin, Milford; Mrs. W. F. Fowler and Mrs. Robert Owen, both of Corsicana; a brother, H. W. Hamilton, Fort Worth; 27 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Couch, Wardean Teakell, Tommy Lawler, Rev. Clyne Jones, Rev. Odis Hodge and Mrs. J. E. Barnett.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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William Henderson Culbreth
Dec 16, 1883 - Mar 21, 1954

Dawson Services for W. H. Culbreth

Funeral rites were held Monday at 3 p.m. in Dawson for William Henderson Culbreth, 70, resident of Dawson for 40 years, who died suddenly in a Hubbard doctor’s office early Sunday.

Culbreth was formerly in the dry goods business in Dawson.

Services were held from Dawson Methodist Church, with Rev. Bert Gillis and Rev. W. O. Estes conducting. Burial was in the
Dawson Cemetery.

Culbreth is survived by several cousins, all of whom reside near Rogers, Texas. Wolfe Funeral Home was in charge.

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Adelaide “Addie” (Clemens) Fullerton
Nov 26, 1873 - Mar 19, 1954

Mrs. Fullerton Rites Saturday

Funeral services were held in Dawson Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Adelaide Fullerton, 80, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital here.

Services were held from the Dawson Church of Christ, with Claude B. Holcomb, Corsicana minister, conducting. Interment was in the
Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Fullerton is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John Conway, of California, several nieces and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home was in charge.

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Fannie Celestial (Killough) Tanner
Mar 15, 1880 - Jul 18, 1954

Mrs. C. E. Tanner Dies At Dawson

Mrs. C. E. Tanner, 74, died at her home in Dawson Friday night of a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Dawson Methodist church. Burial was in the
Dawson Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Tanner had spent most of her life in the Dawson community.

Surviving are her husband of Dawson; two sons, Leonard Tanner, Dallas and Orbin Tanner, Waco; two brothers, J. C. Killough, Athens, and D. P. Killough, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Rawlings, Colorado; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

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William Elbert “Mike” Hoge, Jr.
Feb 17, 1899 - Mar 5, 1954

William E. Hoge Services Sunday

Funeral services for William E. Hoge, 55, of Waco, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Dawson Presbyterian church. He died Friday afternoon en route to a Waco hospital following a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Hoge, Waco; a son, J. R. Hoge, Odessa; two daughters, Mrs. Billie Sue Wessner, Reading, Pa., and Mrs. Louise Bosse, Troy, O.; three sisters, Mrs. T. W. Loden, Hico; Mrs. Bill Pepper, Dallas and Mrs. J. H. Walker, Waco; three brothers, Gussie Hoge, San Angelo; Curt Hoge, Dallas, and Harve Hoge, Dawson, and five grandchildren.

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Harvey Hiram “Harve” Hoge
Feb 24, 1883 - Mar 22, 1961

Harve H. Hoge Rites Friday

DAWSON, March 23—(Spl)—Harve H. Hoge, 78, farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday following an illness of several years.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Sam Bedinger, pastor. Burial will be in the
Dawson Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson, three sons, Harold and R. M. Hoge, both of Dawson and Eugene, Norwalk, Calif.; three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Jim Walker, Waco; Mrs. Lila Pepper, Austin and Mrs. Tom Loden, Hico; two brothers, Gussie Hoge, Dawson and C. T. Hoge, Denton, and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home will direct.

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Alice Pearl (Wilson) Morgan-McAllister
Jul 17, 1879 - Feb 6, 1954

Former Resident Buried At Dawson

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from First Baptist church in Dawson for Mrs. Pearl McAllister, 72, who died Saturday morning in a Dallas hospital.

Native of Milner, Ga., Mrs. McAllister was a Dawson resident until 25 years ago.

Services were conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor. Burial was in the
Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Harvey B. McAllister, Wichita Falls, and two nieces.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 9, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband J. W. Morgan 2nd husband Harvey Bruce McAllister; d/o Larkin Jesse Wilson & Georgia Elizabeth (Cannifax) Wilson

W. T. Barnes
July 21, 1903 - Dec 12, 1954

Dawson Farmer Services Tuesday

W. T. Barnes, 51, well-known farm operator of Dawson, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday night. He had been in ill health for several years.

Funeral services will be held from the Dawson Church of Christ Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the
Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Minister Tom Pickard of Dawson and Minister Morris Moore of Hubbard.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. R. S. Barnes, and two sisters, Misses Pauline and Livian Barnes, all of Dawson.

Pallbearers will be W. B. Slater, Urshiel Smith, Rufus Christian, Harry Conner, Clide Pierce, R. M. Hoge, J. O. Harrison, and Robert Hill.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

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Dr. Livingston Barnes
Jul 20, 1872 - Jul 24, 1964

Dr. L. Barnes Of Hubbard Dies Friday

HUBBARD, July 25 (Spl.) –Dr. Livingston Barnes, 92, of Hubbard, died in a Waco hospital Friday afternoon following a heart attack last week.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the First Methodist church here with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. R. McCoy, a retired Cumberland Presbyterian minister.

Dr. Barnes, a native of Tennessee, practiced medicine at Dawson for years before moving to Hubbard in 1914 where he was health officer for several decades and also served as mayor. He retired in 1947.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna Wilhite, Hubbard, and Mrs. Willetta Reeves, Elgin; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Dr. Barnes is one of the few persons to read his own obituary. His close friend, Jim Mecklin, 91, former editor of The Hubbard City News, wrote the account eight or nine years ago.

One item in the account noted in the depression years that the physician once ran a newspaper advertisement stating that if his patients could not pay the bills, to see him and he would give them a receipt for the entire bill.

The son of a Confederate Army physician, Dr. Barnes was an ear, eye, nose and throat specialist but never gave up his general practice. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated with honors in 1891, the youngest student in his class. He also attended Tulane University in New Orleans. Before moving to Dawson, he practiced medicine with his father in Tennessee and then at Gilmer and Pecos.

He answered calls by buggy, motorcycle and automobiles and many times had to walk after his car bogged down on muddy country roads.

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Sammie Earle (McLain) Barnes
Feb 27, 1882 - Dec 7, 1959

Mrs. Barnes Of Dawson Expires

Mrs. Sammie E. Barnes, 77, of Dawson, died in Memorial hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Dawson Church of Christ Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the
Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Mrs. Barnes resided on her farm 1 1-2 miles west of Dawson where she was born.

Surviving are two daughters, Misses Pauline and Lillian Barnes, both of Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Westmoreland, Huntington Beach, Calif.; three nephews and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 8, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Rice Sewell Barnes married Jul 1, 1898; d/o William Franklin “Will” McLain & Sarah Elizabeth (Evans) McLain

Kenneth Jay “Ken” Webb
Aug 22, 1945 - Feb 4, 2021

Kenneth Jay Webb, 75 of Blooming Grove passed away February 4, 2021 at his residence. He was born August 22, 1945 in Fresno, California to Jay Webb and Betty White.

Kenneth served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years and was employed with U.S. Postal Service for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara Jane Webb and daughter, Jennifer Michelle Webb. He is survived by his son Jason Webb and wife Katie of Midlothian; grandchildren, Cheyenne Rae Webb, and Dakota James Webb. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Patricia Jean (McAfee) Stroder
Sep 15, 1929 - Oct 10, 2019

Patricia Jean Stroder, 90 of Frost passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019. She was born September 15, 1929 in Floydada, Texas to Rufus Evans McAfee and Gladyce Helen Littlejohn McAfee.

She was an artist. She enjoyed painting, abstract art and floral design. She enjoyed collecting items to make art.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aldrich Stroder; son, Mark Stroder; her parents, Rufus and Gladyce McAfee and aunt Reva Moore.

She is survived by her children, Karen Fuller and husband Doug, Matt Stroder and wife Debra and Joel Stroder and wife Misty; sixteen grandchildren, John-Mark, Anna, Adam, Aaron, Sember, Molly, Seth, Rachel, Melissa, Nathan, Rebekah, Sarah, Hannah, Samuel, Jacob and Elizabeth; thirty-five great grandchildren; sister, Mary Hill and numerous extended family members and friends.

Funeral Service will be 3:00pm Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Emmett Church with Jason Revill, Seth Fuller and Matt Stroder officiating. Burial will be at Emmett Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John-Mark Stroder, Adam Stroder, Nathan Stroder, Samuel Stroder, Jacob Stroder, Doug Fuller and Bryan Anderson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Aaron Stroder, Jake Freels, Heath McLane and Nathaniel Byrum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Emmett Church, Frost Baptist, Mertens Baptist or Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child www.samaritanspurse.org

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Carolyn Ann Estes
B&D Nov 30, 1954

Infant Services Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Carolyn Ann Estes, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Estes, 2500 West Third avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Estes, Rice, and Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Parker, Corsicana.

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H. C. Estes
Jan 2, 1909 - Mar 18, 1972

H. C. Estes

H. C. Estes, 63, a longtime resident of Corsicana and a native of Kaufman County, died Saturday morning.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Eureka cemetery.

Mr. Estes was a retired auto mechanic. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Henry Shelton of Tampa, Tex., Mrs. Ruben Tucker of Corsicana, and Mrs. Aubrey Ferris of Ennis; a number of nieces and nephews, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Frances Estes of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Mar 19, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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H. C. Estes

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at a local funeral chapel for H. C. Estes, 63, retired Corsicana auto mechanic who died Saturday.

The Rev. Austin Steadman officiated, assisted by the Rev. Ray Turner. Burial was in Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alvis Tucker, Roy Reed, Alvin Watson, Fred Gullett, Verne Gaines, Jake Cook, O. W. Glenn and Alon Gaines.

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Roxie Louise (Bennett) Estes
Oct 11, 1877 - Nov 26, 1969

Mrs. J. A. Estes Dies Wednesday

Mrs. J. A. Estes, 92, a native of Navarro County, died Wednesday afternoon in Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Harold Burns of Ennis will officiate and interment will be in Eureka Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, H. C. Estes of Corsicana, four daughters, Mrs. Henry Shelton of Pampa, Mrs. Mellie Gaines of Corsicana; Mrs. Reuben Tucker of Corsicana, Mrs. Aubrey Ferris of Ennis; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Steven Karl Estes
Aug 31, 1965 - Jul 30, 2011

 

Steven was born in Waco, Texas and passed away at his home in DeSoto follow a long illness of cancer. He was a truck driver and had done roofing contracting. Steven is survived by his mother, Joe Ann Spurgin of DeSoto, brother and sister in law, James A. and Hyun Sook Estes of Sewell, N. J., nieces, Leigh Ann and Jamie and a number of Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be Wednesday (Aug. 3) at: 10 A. M. at the CREEKSIDE Church of Christ, 5401 E. U. S. Hwy. 287, Midlothian, TX. 76065 (972.351-9400) with Paul Spurgin, officiating. Interment at 2 P. M. in Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Texas (SE of Corsicana, TX on Hwy. 287 East)

Notes:

  • West-Hurtt Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o James John Estes & Joe Ann (Reeves) Estes-Spurgin

Floydena (Monds) Coker
Oct. 27, 1940 - Jan. 13, 2020

Floydena Monds Coker, 79, of Barry, Texas, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Burial will be at Eureka Cemetery.

Floydena was born in Corsicana, Texas, on October 27, 1940, to the late Floyd Luther Monds and Effie Russell Monds. She married Tommie Coker on June 11, 1960, in Corsicana. She was a housewife raising their four children and taking care of things at home.

The family was very important to her and watching her children grow and succeed brought her joy. She loved to read and could sometimes read an entire book in one day. She also enjoyed writing poetry, coloring, puzzles, crocheting, and being around animals of all kinds.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommie Coker; daughter, Denise Coffey; sister, Nell Fenton; and brothers, Etigney Shipley and Dale Shipley.

Survivors include her son, Terry Massey and his wife, Debbie; daughters, Pam Stephenson and her husband, Justan, and Terri McCormick and her husband, Chad; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Auby Shipley; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 




Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Tommie Newton Coker married Jun. 11, 1960; d/o Floyd Luther Monds & Effie (Russell) Monds

Watt Delma Castles
Mar 18, 1883 - Oct 30, 1960

W. D. Castles Services Held

Final rites for W. D. Castles, 77, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church of Eureka.

Rev. James F. Hardie, Jr., pastor, and Rev. Henry M. Bailey, retired Presbyterian minister, officiated. Interment was in the Eureka cemetery.

Castles died at his home west of Kerens early Sunday. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors, other than the widow of Kerens, are a son, Olan Castles, Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. E. C. Patrick, Arabia; three grandchildren; a brother, Blain Castles, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Olin Collier, Hubbard; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wilbur Black, Josh Duncan, Brice Bonner, Don Chandler, W. D. Bennett and H. R. Hodge.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov. 2, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jennie S. (Blissett) Castles married Dec 25, 1906; s/o Samuel Thomas Castles & Ester Jane (Carmichael) Castles

Jennie S. (Blissett) Castles
Oct 22, 1884 - Mar 4, 1971

Mrs. Castles Rites Pending

Funeral arrangements are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. W. D. Castles, 85, Kerens, who died early Thursday in the Evergreen Nursing Home here. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

She is survived by one son, Olan Castles, Eureka; one daughter, Mrs. E. C. Patrick, Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, N. F. Blissette, Corsicana; Roland Blissett, Gladewater and Charles Blissette, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hodge, Eureka and Mrs. Ethel Pickerell, Tuolumme, Calif.; three granddaughters, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Card of Thanks

The family of Mrs. W. D. Castles wishes to thank their friends, neighbors, and relatives for the many acts of kindness which helped us to bear the loss of our Mother and Grandmother. Words cannot express our thanks for the food, flowers, cards and words of comfort. We want to thank the Rev. Eugene Wood for his words of comfort which helps so much in time of sorrow.

The Family of Mrs. W. D. Castles

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Pearl Pauline (Buffington) Bancroft
Sep 8, 1897 - Sep 21, 1956

Mrs. Bancroft Expires Friday

Mrs. Pauline Bancroft, 59, of Eureka, formerly of Powell, died in a San Angelo hospital Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Eureka Methodist church Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the
Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church, and Rev. Harry L. Snapp, pastor of the Methodist church, both of Eureka.

Surviving are her husband, C. A. Bancroft, Eureka; two sons, T. E. Bancroft, Roane, and Dr. C. E. Bancroft, Houston; mother, Mrs. T. M. Buffington, Quitman, Miss.; three brothers, R. T. Buffington, Shreveport, La.; Rex Buffington, Meridian, Miss., and R. E. Buffington, Bandon, Ore.; three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Bancroft, Powell; Mrs. T. H. Carmichael and Mrs. C. M. Dunnam, both of Quitman, Miss.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. E. Bush, Morgan Lowe, Roy Jones, Loyd Land, Nello Thompson, Eugene Harwell, Pete Szenasy, and Ran (rest of name not typed in obit)

Griffin will direct.

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Thomas Eugene Bancroft, Jr.
Feb 19, 1942 - Dec 27, 1977

T. E. Bancroft

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Thomas Eugene Bancroft, Jr., 35, resident of Irving and formerly of Powell, who died Tuesday in Irving. Cause of death was unknown.

The Rev. M. J. Gros will officiate, with burial following at Eureka cemetery.

He was a native of Powell, living in Irving since 1962, and was a jet inspector for Solar Aircraft.

Survivors include his wife of Irving, a son, Barry Bancroft of Irving; a daughter, Lisa Bancroft of Irving; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Bancroft, Sr. of Eureka; his grandfather, Charles A. Bancroft of Eureka; two brothers, Charles Bancroft of Roane and Rodney Bancroft of Grand Prairie; and a sister, Mrs. Jeanne Middleton of Corsicana.

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T. E. Bancroft

Pallbearers for the Thomas Eugene Bancroft Jr. services to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel were to be Jim Johnston, Fred Becker, Jim Sutherland, Doug Hyde, Frant Stephens and Jim Webb.

Burial was to be at Eureka cemetery.

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Arthur Thomas Coker
Feb 28, 1898 - Jul 27, 1961

Arthur Coker Dies Thursday

Arthur Coker, 63, native of Navarro county, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital

Funeral services will be held Friday a 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Billy Bryant, Assembly of God minister of Ennis.

Coker was custodian of the Mildred public schools.

Surviving are his wife of Mildred; six sons, Winston Coker, Mildred; Orion, Floyd and Bobby Coker all of Houston; Clinton Coker, Corsicana; Jimmie D. Coker, Navarro; four daughters, Mrs. B. M. McGary, Mrs. H. L. Sanches, Mrs. Genevieve Paul and Mrs. Lillie Paul, all of Houston; 33 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven brothers, Cliff Coker, Mildred; D. E. Coker, Eureka; Lafford, Haskell, Olen, Norvelle and Troy Owens Coker, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie G. Robinson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Myrtle Robinson, Eureka, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Coker, Jean Coker, Junior Coker, Laurell Coker, Leonard Dean Coker and James Coker.

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Duard Edward Coker
May 23, 1912 - Aug 13, 1975

Duard Coker

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Duard Coker, 63, resident of Navarro, who die Wednesday at his residence in Navarro.

Rev. Gerry Neal will officiate, and burial will be at Eureka Cemetery.

He was a native of Eureka, had lived in Navarro most of his life, was an oil field worker, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Florine Coker of Navarro; a son, Glenn Coker of Burleson; a daughter, Mrs. Exa Mae Howell of Lockhart, seven grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter, six brothers, Cliff Coker of Eureka, Laford Coker, O. C. Coker, H. N. (Pete) Coker, Jack Coker, and N. D. Coker all of Corsicana; two sisters, Eureka, Mrs. Mattie H. Robinson and Mrs. Myrtle Eva Robinson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Junior Coker, Gene Coker, Larrel Coker, Billy J. Coker, Tommy Coker and Leonnard Coker.

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Sylvia Rose “Auntie” Coker
Apr 24, 1929 - Jan 31, 2017

Sylvia Rose Coker (Auntie) was born April 24, 1929. She passed away at her home Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Navarro, Texas at the age of 87.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifton O. and Ruby Coker; brothers, Lovell G. Coker and Thomas P. Coker; nephews, Donald Ray Coker and David Cliff Coker. She is survived by nephews and nieces, Daniel G. Coker, Lynda J. Coker of Seguin, Jerry D. and wife Patricia Coker of Lufkin, JoAnna R. and husband Scotty L. Mayo, Michael D. Coker and wife Julie, Jena M. Perkins and husband John Perkins. She is also survived by numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank Hand In Hand Hospice for all the great care, love and comfort that was provided.

Graveside service will be 11am Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Eureka Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Clifton Orion Coker & Ruby Gertrude (Barker) Coker

Willie Edward Davis
Mar 17, 1885 - Nov 22, 1954

W. E. Davis Dies Monday Evening

W. E. Davis, 69, retail ice dealer here many years, died at the family home, 1102 Summitt avenue, Monday night.

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

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

A native of Dresden, Davis had resided at his home here for 18 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Lonnie Davis, Corsicana; Maurice and Wilburn Davis, both of Houston, and Raymond Davis, Monroe, La.; three daughters, Mrs. L. R. Cox, Houston; Mrs. Roscoe King, Columbus, Ga., and Mrs. Charles Rogers, Corsicana; eight grandchildren; two brothers, T. M. Davis, Corsicana; and Frank Davis, Kerrville; a sister, Mrs. J. I. Watkins, Barry, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov. 23, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Belver Susan (King) Davis married May 19, 1906 2nd wife Ruby Elleander (Price) Davis; s/o James Pope Davis & Fannie Clementine (Kimbrell) Davis

Frankie Lee “Frank” Davis
Mar 10, 1873 – May 13, 1956

Tuesday Services For Frank Davis

Frank Davis, 83, retired farmer, former Corsicana resident, died in Kerrville Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, T. M. Davis, Corsicana, a sister, Mrs. Evie Watkins, Barry, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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John Christopher Davis
Apr 29, 1911 - Mar 11, 1973

J. C. Davis

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for John C. Davis, 61, of 911 S. 17th St., who died Sunday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Joe Evans will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a native of Pursley and had lived in Corsicana the past 19 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vera Davis of Corsicana; three sons, Don Davis of Arlington, Ronnie Davis of Arlington and Johnnie Davis of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Barnett of Hurst; a father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. (Ethel) Davis of Corsicana; three brothers, Floyd Davis, Phoenix, Arizona, Robert Davis, Mt. Pleasant, and Thomas Davis of Corsicana; eight sisters, Mrs. Mary McManus, Mrs. Adel Gray, Mrs. Joyce Burk, Mrs. Vergie Watkins, Mrs. Avie Simmons, Mrs. Doris Norman, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Maudie Wilson, of Orange, and Mrs. Bobbie Derden of England; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Billy McManus, Tommy Nevilles, Jerry Burk, Mike Burk, Wesley Blue, Terry Granger.

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Orie (Acree) Davis
Jun 29, 1924 - Jul 6, 2019

Orie Acree Davis, 95, of Ft. Worth passed away on July 6, 2019 in Ft. Worth. She was born on June 29, 1924 in Point, Louisiana to Wess and Tina (Carter) Acree.

Her father took her out of school in the 5th grade, under Orie’s protest so she could help her mother at home. Orie later obtained her G.E.D. through a correspondence course. As a result, she was a life long student, wanting to know everything. She loved to read and gain knowledge.

She married Raymond A. Davis in Wilmont, Arkansas in November of 1962, they had one child, Ray Davis. She worked as a seamstress from home in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to help support the family. The family later moved back to Corsicana, Texas where most of her family was.

She is survived by her son, Ray Davis and wife, Lannette of Roanoke, Tx., her grandson Jerad and granddaughter Katelyn, and many, many, many nieces and nephews and their children.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, her siblings, Mattie Hicks, May Ousley, Ona House, Arnold Acree and William Acree and her mother and father.


A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.In liue of flower please make donations to Habitat for Humanity of Denton County in her honor.

Notes:

  • Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors, Denton, Tx
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Raymond Arvie Davis; d/o William Wesley Acree & Tina Carter (Hodge) Acree

Arthur Joe "A.J." Renfro
Aug 27, 1929 - Feb 7, 2021

Arthur Joe "A. J." Renfro, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021, in Corsicana, Texas at the age of 91.
A.J. was an accomplished, hard-working farmer and cattleman; later in life he spent many years working with his dear friends at JPM Co. A long-time resident of Dawson, Texas, and a pillar of the Dawson community, he served with the Dawson Volunteer Fire Department and on the board of the Dawson Cemetery Association. As a loyal member of Dawson's First United Methodist Church, A.J. served as a church usher there for some sixty years.
He is survived by his sister, Dorris Ferrell; his niece, Becky Dickens; and his nephews, Joel Ferrell and Jeff Ferrell.
A graveside service for Arthur Joe will be held at Dawson Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 12. Visitation will occur at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 11.

Arrangements under the direction of Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Nancy Adeline “Addie” Parrish, Miss
Aug 10, 1880 - Feb 19, 1958

Miss Parrish Rites Thursday

Funeral rites for Miss Addie Parrish, 77, who died Wednesday morning at her home in the White’s Chapel community on the farm where she had resided all of her life, were held Thursday at 3 p. m. from the Griffin chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. L. D. Ballard, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church of which she was a long-time member. Burial was in the Cunningham cemetery near the State Home.

Miss Parrish was a charter member of the White’s Chapel Home Demonstration Club and a long-time member of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. H. M. Basham, Corsicana, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Howard West, Paul Conn, Jr.; Weldon Morris, Virgil Anderson, Kenneth Green, Jack Megarity, Walter Gilmore and W. S. Gilmore.

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Elijah Newton McDaniel, Jr.
Feb 26, 1884 - Dec 29, 1958

E. N. McDaniel Dies In Waco

E. N. McDaniel, 75, of Streetman, died in a Waco hospital Monday morning.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Cade cemetery near Streetman with the Masonic Lodge of Streetman in charge.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John L. Bell, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. C. K. Hawthorne, Streetman, and Mrs. A. S. James, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Dela-Rosa
Nov 1, 1958 - Nov 3, 1958

Monday Rites For Infant Child

Funeral services for the two-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Dela-Rosa who died at Memorial Hospital Monday morning, were held Monday at 5:30 p.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Father John E. Mitchell.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Becky Lois and Linda, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Maggie Dela-Rosa and Mrs. Nellie Castillo, all of Corsicana.

McCammon directed.

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Theresa Anne (Cangemi) King
Jan 24, 1951 - Feb 20, 2021

Theresa Anne Cangemi King, beloved Nonna and resident of Canton, TX passed after a brief illness on February 20, 2021 at the age of 70.

Theresa is survived by her husband of 47 years, David King Jr. of Canton, her children and grandchildren Aaron, Holly, Ty and Ella King of New Braunfels; Bryan, Rebecca, Grace, and Coleman Clemons of Salado; and Josh, Christal, Lathan, Casen, and Easton King of New Braunfels. She will also be loved and missed by her 6 brothers and sisters: Jo Marie, Vince, Michael, Yvonne, Jack and Karen; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and other family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Marvelle Cangemi.

Theresa was born on January 24, 1951 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Bishop Dunne High School in 1969 and Stephen F. Austin University in 1973. On June 23, 1973, she married David. She raised her three children and spent over 20 years as a teacher with Martins Mill ISD, mostly in fifth grade. Her faith and family were the most important parts of her life.

Theresa was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, and friend. She enjoyed photography and loved to read. She liked to be outdoors gardening, landscaping, or getting exercise. She loved to cook and entertain her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8pm on February 24th, 2021 at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, Texas. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 am on February 25th, 2021 at Lakeside Baptist church in Canton, Texas. A graveside service will follow at approximately 2 pm at White Church Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas. Bro. Mark Moore will officiate.

Notes:

  • Eubanks Funeral Home & Haven of Memories Memorial Park, Canton, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Bishop Dunne High School in 1969 w/o David Lloyd King, Jr. married Jun. 23, 1973; d/o Vincent Charles Cangemi & Marvella Theresa (Tegeler) Cangemi

Jack Don Griffin
Nov 14, 1920 - May 19, 1954

Jack Don Griffin Dies At Austin

Jack Don Griffin, 33, died Wednesday in Austin.

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

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

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. H. P. Lassiter, Corsicana; Mrs. Cecil Woodard, Gladewater; Mrs. J. L. Foster, Austin, and Mrs. Frankie Luce, Houston; three brothers, Dick and Tom Griffin, both of San Antonio, and Guss Griffin, Houston; several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Audrey Louise "Audie" (Hill) Thomas
Jun 22, 1896 - Dec 15, 1954

Mrs. A. L. Thomas Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Audrey L. Thomas, 58, real estate operator, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning, were held from the Corley Thursday at 2 p.m.

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

A native of Falls county, Mrs. Thomas had resided at 735 West Tenth avenue for the past 16 years. She had been ill several months.

Surviving are two sons, D. T. Thomas, Fort Worth, and Paul D. Thomas, Chicago; one grandson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Prince, Corsicana; four brothers, G. W. Hill, Ollie, Earl and J. D. Prince, and two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Brown and Mrs. J. C. Coffey, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Louis D. Brown, Truitt Brown, Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr.; Harold Coffey, Doyle Prince, Eathan Prince, Alvin Prince and Elbert Prince, all nephews.

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Colon Thomas
Aug 31, 1914 - Dec 26, 1973

Colon Thomas

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Colon Thomas, 59, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Corsicana. Rev. Bill Grimes will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a native of Freestone County, a veteran of World War II, and a farmer.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Pete McCain of Corsicana, Mrs. Estell Parrish of Klondike, and Mrs. Faye Beaty of Maywood, Calif.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Burl Burchard Nowell, Sr.
May 2, 1887 - Aug 29, 1954

Tuesday Services For B. B. Nowell

Funeral services for Burl B. Nowell, 67, who died at his home in Wichita Falls Monday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

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

A retired tractor mechanic, Nowell resided here prior to moving to Wichita Falls five years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Mrs. L. L. Allen and Mrs. Katherine Wright, both of Dallas; eight sons, Burl B. Jr., Robert E., Russell, Charles and Jimmie Nowell, all of Wichita Falls; J. L., A. D. and Roger Nowell, all of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Rose Hicks, Nederland; two brothers, O. T. Nowell, Corsicana and Charlie Nowell, Beaumont, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Beauchamp, Riley Beauchamp, John Nelson, James Nelson, Robert Nelson and Herman Goodman.

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Charles Lamar Baggs, Sr.
Jan 5, 1879 - Mar 13, 1954

C. L. Baggs Rites Are Held Monday

C. L. Baggs, 75, retired carpenter, 901 West Seventeenth avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, C. L. Baggs, Jr., Fort Worth; Chester C. Baggs, Albuguerque, N. M., and Roy Baggs, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Ora Mae Meadows, Corsicana; three grandchildren; and two brothers, S. E. Baggs and T. E. Baggs, Hampton, S. C.

Pallbearers were Edward Langston, Lee Russell, W. D. Costlow, Earl McGraw, John Haynie and L. C. Clark.

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Rose Ann (Richards) Loftis
Jul 1, 1872 - Jul 20, 1954

Mrs. W. D. Loftis Rites Wednesday

Mrs. W. D. Loftis, 82, long-time Navarro county resident, died at Troup, Tuesday following an extended illness. She resided in Corsicana many years before moving to Pursley several years ago.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church at Pursley Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Nick Peeples, pastor of the church.

Surviving are a son, L. L. Loftis, Pursley; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford McDougal, Troup, and Mrs. Vernie Pinnell, Meridian; two sisters, Mrs. R. E. Faulk and Mrs. Zora Scarbrough, both of Waco; three brothers, George Richards, Waco; O. M. Richards, Bald Knob, Ark.; and J. A. Richards, Missouri; 17 grandchildren, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Minnie Laura Stringer
Oct 8, 1936 - Aug 11, 1954

Minnie Stringer Services Friday

Funeral services for Minnie Laura Stringer, 18, of Houston, who died in a Houston hospital Wednesday of bulbar polio, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Lamoin Champ, education director of the First Baptist Church.

Miss Stringer was placed in an iron lung Sunday when stricken.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Stringer, Houston, two brothers, Charlie Stringer, U. S. Army in Germany and Emmett Stringer, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Jane Mims, Corsicana; Mrs. Patsy Lewis, Hallettsville, and Mrs. Beth Scroggins, Houston; grandmother, Mrs. May Lundie, Midland and other relatives. Mrs. Scroggins, 18, a sister, has been a non-paralytic patient in a Houston hospital since August 3.

Pallbearers were Bud Osborne, David Ferrell, James Wilson, Mickey Stubbs, Rip Parker and Howard Gay Weaver.

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Hamilton Cemetery


William Thomas Cox
Jul 25, 1896 - May 22, 1954

W. T. Cox Rites Are Held Sunday

W. T. Cox, 57, plumber’s helper, 629 North Commerce street, died Saturday afternoon in the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. M. Fannin.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Laura Smith, Mrs. Mona Faye Richards and Mrs. Mary Richards, all of Corsicana and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Walter Stewart, Glen Skinner, Ted Gowan, Robert Poulter, E. H. Richards and Emmett Lennon.

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Alta Mae (Davis) Cox
Mar 7, 1908 - Jun 24, 1963

Mrs. L. R. Cox Expires Monday

Mrs. L. R. Cox, 55, Route 1, Dawson, Union High community, died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bobby Baldree, pastor of the Shady Grove Baptist church, of which she was a member.

Surviving are her husband of Dawson, three sons, Bobby Cox, Galveston; Troy Cox, Houston, and Jerry Cox, Dallas; five grandchildren, mother, Mrs. W. E. Davis, Corsicana; four brothers, Wilbur and Maurice Davis, both of Houston; Raymond Davis, Monroe, La., and Lonnie Davis, Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy King and Mrs. Bonnie Gregory, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Gregory, Roscoe King, Louis W. Tanner, Rex Benton, Thomas Dyer, Pete Gunn, Vernon Cox and Durwood Cox.

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William Maywood “Wood” Cox
Sep 18, 1879 - Jan 6, 1954

Retired Farmer Rites Thursday

William Maywood Cox, 78, retired farmer, died at his home, 700 West Eighteenth avenue, Wednesday morning.

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

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

Born Sept. 18, 1879, in Limestone county, Cox resided near Groesbeck when he moved to Corsicana seven years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, William, Claude, R. J. and Leroy Cox, all of Houston, and Delbert Cox, U. S. Army in Germany; two daughters, Mrs. Ola Tanner, Pursley, and Mrs. H. L. Ross, Corsicana; 27 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Alfred Cox, Houston; a sister, Mrs. B. F. Mayo, Mt. Belliview, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bobbie Ray Cox, Derward Cox, Vernon Cox, Charles Rose, Billy Benton and J. W. Benton.

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Nellie Ethel (Seabourne) Cox
1898 - Apr 22, 1960

Mrs. Cox Dies In Houston

Mrs. Nettie Ethel Cox, 61, wife of William J. Cox, of Houston, died in Houston Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery, but arrangements were incomplete early Saturday afternoon.

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Leonard Henk
Mar 18, 1945 - Feb 11, 2021

Obituary for Leonard Henk
Leonard (Len) Elmer Henk passed away February 11, 2021 at Baylor Scott & White-Hillcrest Hospital in Waco with his loving wife Patricia, holding his hand as she had been doing throughout their marriage for the past 51 years.
Len was born March 18, 1945 in Oak Park, Illinois. He was honorably discharged from the US Air Force following his service overseas in Thailand during Vietnam conflict where he served as an inflight refueling mechanic.
A retired telecommunications worker, Len spent the last years of his life puttering around in his barn. He liked to weld and enjoyed using his MIG welder. He always had a project of one kind or another going, and more than likely his son Charles was right there by his side.
Len was preceded in death by his father, Elmer John and mother, Marie Adeline. He is survived by his wife, Patricia and only child Charles Len.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the heroic effort by the staff at Baylor Scott & White to save Len's life. In the end it was God's will to call him home. Thank you also to the many friends and family who have called, texted and shared stories. Their encouragement love and support have been a lifeline.
He will be laid to rest in Dresden Cemetery, next to his parents following a private graveside service.
A true believer and follower in God's plan for salvation, he is resting in the arms of the angels now.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • h/o Patricia Henk; s/o Elmer John Henk & Marie Adeline Henk

Henry James Freeman
Mar 9, 1907 - Jun 16, 1970

H. J. Freeman Dies Tuesday

Henry J. Freeman, 63, Corsicana oil field worker of 1501 W. 6th Ave., died early Tuesday in the Wortham hospital. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Putnam, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. J. Grimes officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Doris; four daughters, Doris Ann Holt, Corpus Christi; Mary Ruth Freeman, Corsicana; Linda Jo Stubbs and Mrs. Jackie Jean Gunn, both of Richland; one son, Henry Allen Freeman, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Kate Powell, Cross Plains; four brothers, Sirus C. Freeman and Riley Freeman, both of Abilene, and Oliver and Herbert Freeman, both of Cross Plains; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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J.D. "Cowboy" Wright
Jul 19, 1928 - Sep 26, 2020

J.D. (Cowboy) Wright of Corsicana, passed away on September 26, 2020, at the age of 92, with his wife and daughters by his side.

He was born on July 19, 1928 in Mildred, Texas to Cortez E. Wright and Ada I. Keeton Wright. He married Betty Slaughter on July 27, 1951, and was blessed with two daughters, Pam and Donna.

J.D. worked many years in the oilfields of Navarro County. He was well known as "Cowboy", and a master teller of jokes. It didn't matter the subject, he would always say "That reminds me of a joke." But what his family will most remember him for was his unwavering love and caring of his wife, Betty, for many years of fighting dementia. He never complained, but considered it an honor to care for her. He always reminded us he would not break his wedding vow to her, in sickness and in health, for better for worse. He said "She took care of me for 60 years, now it's my turn to take care of her", which he did up until she had a stroke in 2018 and had to go the nursing home.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Lucille Crowley and Lillian Herrington, brother Cecil Lee Wright, niece Tammy Grounds and nephew Ray Crowley.

Survivors include his wife Betty of 69 years, two daughters, Pam Allen and husband Johnny, and Donna Marrs and husband James, grandchildren, Angie White and husband, Joey, Taylor Marrs Eason and husband Kyle, Luke Marrs, Lauren Marrs Gist, and three great-grandsons, Deacon White, J.D. Gist and J.W. Gist. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Tommie Rogers and brother-in-law Herbert Slaughter and wife Imogene.

Come and go visitation will be at the Corley Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 29th from 1 - 5 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, September 30th at 2 p.m. at Younger Cemetery in Silver City, with Pastor Stephen McElroy officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be all the "sons" in his life, James Marrs, Johnny Allen, Luke Marrs, Joey White, Kyle Eason, and Deacon White and honorary pallbearers will be Vernon Boyd and Ray Robinson.

We would like to thank the Twilight Nursing Home, Dr. Kent Rogers, and New Century Hospice for all your care in his final days. A special thank you to the entire staff at Twilight for your compassion and care for our Daddy and for his family. There are no words to express the gratitude we have for every person there.

Final Cowboyism "Don't take life too serious, you ain't gonna get out of it alive anyway."

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ervin Dale Farmer
Jun 24, 1955 - Aug 17, 2020

Ervin Dale Farmer, 65, of Angus passed away Monday, August 17th, 2020 in his home surrounded by family and friends. He fought a courageous fight, but lost his battle to cancer. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 9 pm. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with services conducted by John Robinson. Following services, burial will be at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Rash, Jerry Newsome, Larry Adams, Bob Aldama, Jon Aldama, and John Remonte. Honorary pallbearers: Benny Lambert, James Almond, Gene Grimes, Angus Volunteer Fire Dept.

Dale was born June 24th, 1955 in Corsicana, TX to Jerry E. and Delorise Farmer. He was a Corsicana High School graduate, Class of '73. He started working in his granddaddy's tire shop at a very young age, learning the business. He continued helping and eventually took over running the Goodman Tire Shop after Mr. Goodman passed away. He began working with the Angus Volunteer Fire Department in 1986. Dale served in many capacities with the fire department, including fire chief for 28 years. He loved serving his community through the fire department and Navarro County Firefighters Association. He received several certificates of attendance for his devotion. He had a love and interest for motorcycles and classic cars. He was the most devoted father to his daughter, Crystal. I was proud to call him my Daddy.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Delorise Farmer; grandparents: H. L. & Stella Goodman, T.O. & Myrtle Farmer, and Elmer & Allie Belle Marr; great grandparents Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Carter; and numerous other beloved family members.

Dale is survived by his father Jerry E. Farmer; his only child, Crystal Marie (Farmer) Hicks and husband Delwyn; Crystal's mother Liz Tallant & family; sister Karen Sue Farmer and James Almond; niece Shelley Karise Almond and great nephew Marcus Perkins; friend and brother Benny Lambert and wife Brenda; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family members and close friends. He is also survived by the love of his life, Debbie (Almond) Seabolt, who he reconnected with in September of 2019 after a lifetime apart. She was his first and final love.

Thank you to New Century Hospice and other medical professionals that helped Dale through his battle with cancer.

We were all blessed to have Dale in our lives for the 65 years he was on this earth. He had a good soul, loving heart, and a great smile. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to Angus Volunteer Fire Department, or a volunteer fire department near you.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Neoma LaRue (Collins) Allen
Aug. 12, 1928 - Aug. 14, 2020

Neoma LaRue Collins Allen passed away on August 14, 2020 at the age of 92 after suffering a stroke.

Neoma was born on August 12, 1928 in the community of Rochester, Texas located in Haskell County.

She was the only child of Versie Irene Roach Collins and Earl Edward Collins. At age 2, she and her family moved to Jonesboro, Texas which she considered to be her childhood home. Her father worked in nearby Gatesville at the Boy's Reform School. When she was 16, the family moved to Corsicana, Texas where both parents were employed by the State Orphan Home.

Neoma graduated from Corsicana High at age 16. At age 20, she graduated from North Texas University, where she met her future husband, Jehu Wesley Allen. Neoma and Jake were married in 1950. That year, they settled in Corsicana, and began 69 years of marriage until Jake's passing in 2018. Also in 1950, they both began a dedicated teaching career in the Barry community. Neoma continued to teach in the Corsicana area until her retirement in 1987. She moved to Bay City, Texas in 2018 to be near family.

Neoma and Jake led an exemplary and wonderful life in Corsicana. Both were longtime members of The First United Methodist Church, where they were active in various church ministries. Whether participating in Sunday school, preparing food for those in need, or decorating the sanctuary for Christmas, they were faithfully committed to the Church's mission.

Neoma and Jake cherished their life together at their home on Park Avenue. They worked tirelessly to create a beautiful yard, garden, and overall sanctuary for themselves and their beloved pets. The ten years that Neoma's mother lived with them was a very special time. Neoma was keenly aware of all "goings on" in the neighborhood. Through community, church, school and family the Allens developed many friendships, but few were more important to them than their neighbors.

Neoma was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Jake. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins. "Nomi" will be missed and fondly remembered by family, friends, and former students for her loyalty, faithfulness and dedication. Her family wishes to thank Jake's niece, Diana Shindler, and her family for the attentive care and love shown Neoma since Jake's death.

A graveside burial will be held at the Jonesboro Cemetery in the fall.

Those wishing to remember Neoma may do so through her church, First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110 or Project Paws, P.O. Box 407, Corsicana, TX. 75151.

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Albert Weldon “Dubbie” Johnston
Oct 9, 1921 - Feb 7, 1960

Fire Victim Rites Monday

Funeral services for Albert (Dubbie) Johnston, 38, oil field pumper, who was burned to death early Sunday, were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, and Rev. D. F. Johnston, Pentecostal Church minister.

Johnston’s body was found in a bedroom at his residence, 417 North Thirty-Sixth street after flames, believed caused by smoking in bed, had destroyed the house and contents. He was alone at the time of the fire.

Judge G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, Precinct 1, Place 1, returned a coroner’s verdict of burning to death in a fire of unknown origin.

Johnston was a pumper for the Southwestern Hydrocarbon Company, operator of shallow oil wells in the Corsicana area. He was a native of Eureka and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, two children Vernon Neal and Peggy Johnston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Johnston, all of Corsicana; five brothers, Sam Johnston, Waco; Henry and Bobby Johnston, both of Corsicana; Willie Johnston, Ferris and Vernon Johnston, Wisconsin; a sister, Mrs. E. C. Long Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Abb Farmer, J. C. Howard, Robert Minatra, Randel Steelman, Kenneth Ray and Louie Meadows.

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Allie May (Chambliss) Johnston
Aug 15, 1891 - Apr 1, 1975

Mrs. Johnston

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. M. (Allie) Johnston, 83, resident of Eureka, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate, and burial will be in Eureka. She was a native of Eureka and had lived there all her life.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. H. (Margaret) Huggins of Midland, and Mrs. C. E. (Wanda) McCarley of Riverside, Calif.; four grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. T. H. Eubanks, Mrs. D. S. Eubanks, and Mrs. Raymond Hester all of Kilgore.

Pallbearers include Don Chandler, Robert Winkins, Raymond Hester, Roger Johnston, Halley Rash, T. M. Grantham, Vivian Rash, and Floyd V. Hinton.

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William Hayden Harris
Jun 28, 1910 - Jul 1, 1956

Sunday Services For W. H. Harris

Funeral rites for W. H. Harris, 47, native of Eureka, who died in Dallas Friday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joseph Taylor, pastor of the Eureka Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church of Eureka. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and two sons, Charles and Kenneth Harris, all of Dallas; mother, Mrs. Effie Bonner, Corsicana; three brothers, Dr. L. Eugene Harris, District Methodist superintendent and Johnny Bonner, both of San Angelo, and Jerreld Harris, Stephenville; a sister, Mrs. Bob Lee, Gladewater, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Randolph Robinson, Lloyd Land, Buck Montgomery, Brice Bonner, J. F. Farmer and D. H. Thomas.

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Lewis Barnett Bonner
Jan 31, 1890 - Sep 28, 1956

Sunday Services For L. B. Bonner

Funeral services for Lewis Barnett Bonner, 66, of Eureka, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning, will be held from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the church of which Bonner was a deacon. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bonner of Eureka, Bonner was a farm-rancher-merchant. He was a long-time Mason.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Lipscomb, Eureka, and Mrs. Robert P. Schaefer, Houston; two sons, Richard Bonner, Houston, and Bill Bonner, Eureka; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Hayes Bonner, Corsicana; Fred and Brice Bonner, both of Eureka, and John Bonner, Fort Worth; four sisters, Miss Mary Belle Bonner, Eureka; Mrs. J. M. Price, Corpus Christi; Mrs. M. M. Mims and Mrs. A. E. Lewis, both of Houston; an aunt, Miss Nettie Barnett, Eureka; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Boyd, Randolph Robinson, J. F. Hamilton, C. E. Hutchinson, Aaron Montgomery and W. C. Montgomery. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep 29, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bertha Savara (Robbins) Bonner; s/o James Andrew Bonner & Martha Adline "Mattie" Barnett, both buried at Eureka Cemetery

John Hayes "Jack" Johnston
Jan 21, 1871 - Jan 22, 1957

J. H. Johnston Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for J. H. (Jack) Johnston, 86, Eureka pioneer rancher, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning, were held from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church Wednesday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor, Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Walter G. Johnston and Roger M. Johnston, both of Corsicana, and Tom Hayes Johnston, Houston; a daughter, Miss Eloise Johnston, Eureka teacher; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a brother, W. M. Johnston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ben F. Blackmon, R. C. Dunham, Don Chandler, G. W. Johnston, Sr.; Randolph Robinson, and J. W. Bell.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 23, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o (1) Tommie (Rather) Johnston & (2) Cora Emma (Garner) Johnston; s/o Thomas Milling “Tom” Johnston & Mary Elizabeth (Dunn) Johnston

Jacqueline June "Jackie" (Meadows) Johnston
Nov 17, 1935 - Feb 29, 1972

Mrs. Johnston

Mrs. Jacqueline June Johnston, 36, of Crockett died Tuesday in Madisonville. Funeral services were to be Thursday at 1 p.m. at First Methodist Church in Crockett, with the Rev. H. J. Rhodes officiating. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. at Eureka cemetery.

Mrs. Johnston is survived by her husband, W. G. (Johnny) Johnston of Crockett; two daughters, Misses Linda Marie and Evelyn Diane Johnston of Corsicana; parents Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Meadows of Dallas; three brothers, Bobby Earl Meadows of Windham, N.H., Joe Stokes of Wills Point and George Stokes of Dallas; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

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Samuel Albert Johnston
Nov 14, 1882 - Aug 17, 1962

S. A. Johnston Services Held

Final rites for Samuel Albert Johnston, who died in Navarro clinic Friday at the age of 79, were conducted in the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

The Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church, and the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of Missionary Baptist church, officiated. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Born in Eureka but a resident of Corsicana for the past 24 years, Johnston was a retired employe of Bethlehem Steel.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. E. C. Long, Corsicana; five sons, Vernon S. Johnston, La Crosse, Wis.; Sam A. Johnston, Waco; Robert S. Johnston, Caddo Mills; H. W. Johnston, Corsicana; and Willie G. Johnston, Ferris; two brothers, G. W. Johnston, Eureka; and Arthur Johnston, Hot Springs, Ark.; one sister, Mrs. Byrd Willard, Corsicana; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Buck Frames, Otis Atkeisson, J. C. Howard, Don Chandler, Aubrey Fincher, and Curtis Chandler. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons.

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Richard Whitney “Deb” Montgomery
Feb 28, 1910 - Mar 26, 1956

R. W. Montgomery Services Tuesday

Richard W. (Deb) Montgomery, 46, native of Eureka, died in a Fairfield hospital early Monday afternoon following a stroke during the weekend.

Funeral services will be held from the Eureka Methodist Church Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist Church, and Rev. Harold Spann of Fairfield.

Montgomery had resided in Fairfield for 10 years, but was reared in Eureka. He was a retired automobile salesman.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Dan Montgomery, and a daughter, Mary Frances Montgomery, and two brothers, Walter and Aaron F. Montgomery, all of Eureka; an uncle, Whitney Montgomery, Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar. 27, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Leona Elizabeth (Daniel) Montgomery; s/o Walter Cook Montgomery & Sarah Frances (Middlebrook) Montgomery

Aaron Ferguson Montgomery
Jun 12, 1912 - Sep 21, 1966

A. Montgomery Dies Wednesday Rites Friday

Aaron Montgomery, 54, life-long resident of Eureka, rancher, died of a heart attack Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Eureka cemetery,

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ted Spencer, Methodist Minister, assisted by Rev. Robert Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Montgomery was a member of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. Gene L. Thomas, Eureka, and Mrs. Ronald Mahaley, Rice; two uncles, M. Whitney Montgomery and Newt Middlebrooks, both of Dallas; an aunt, Mrs. Hattie Eilot, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. R. Bonner, C. F. DuBose, Gene Christie, C. F. Carroll, Don Chandler, Truman Farmer, Floyd Hamilton, Bill Cunningham, Ernest Cummins, and Glendon Thomas.

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Birda May “Bertie” (Hollingsworth) Peeples
Feb. 27, 1882 - Nov. 26, 1957

Friday Services For Mrs. Peeples

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertie Peeples, 75, widow of the late Rev. N. J. Peeples of Corsicana were held from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church Friday at 10 a.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister, and Rev. M. Howard Knox, pastor.

Mrs. Peeples died in Texas City Tuesday.

Surviving are three sons, Warren C. Peeples, Texas City; Leonard Peeples, Denver, Colo., and Lewis Peeples, Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Reese, Texas City, and Mrs. O. M. Akers, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Buck Copeland, Clyde Sharrer, Miller Norwood, Wallace Pryor, Hubert Wooley and Henry Bunch.

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Dovie Louella “Ella” (Newell) Moore
Jan 20, 1881 - Nov 10, 1957

Mrs. W. A. Moore Expires Sunday

Mrs. W. A. Moore, 76, died at the family home, 1000 North Nineteenth street, Sunday afternoon following a long illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; seven sons, C. M., Sam and R. C. Moore, all of Corsicana; A. A. Moore, Dawson; A. M. and F. C. Moore, both of Dallas, and W. B. Moore, Tomball; 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe T. Smith, Ernest Melton, Rev. Ike Moody, Rufus Pevehouse, Fred Warren and Guy Rinker.

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Eddie Mae (Howell) Paul
May 17, 1910 - Mar 24, 1957

Mrs. Lee Paul Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Lee Paul of Texas City, wife of former Corsicanan, died Sunday in a hospital in Galveston.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Ray Brooks of New London and Rev. J. E. Glenn, Dallas, both Baptist ministers, officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Lee Paul, of Texas City; one niece, Mrs. Jean Prino of Alaska, and one nephew, Myrlyn Sykes of Texas City.

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Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Paul

Funeral services for Mrs. Lee Paul, 47, of Texas City, who died in a Galveston hospital Sunday, will be held from the Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ray Brooks of Henderson and Rev. J. E. Glenn of Dallas, both Baptist ministers. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Texas City, a former Corsicana resident; a niece, Mrs. Jean Prino of Alaska; and a nephew Myrlyn Sykes of Texas City.

Pallbearers will be Neal Haynie, Eddie Hicks, W. A. Fields, Joe Evans, James Evans, C. D. Daniels and Bobby Whittenberg.

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Mary Elizabeth (Garrett) Lane
Nov 15, 1872 - Apr 10, 1957

Mrs. J. R. Lane Died Wednesday

Mrs. J. R. Lane, 84, died at Twilight Home Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, Friday at 4:30 p.m., with Claude B. Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Lane is survived by five sons, J. A., T. B. and C. M. Lane, all of Corsicana; W. G. Lane, Gilmer, and A. M. Lane, Palestine; a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Baldwin, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ann Smotherman, Christiana, Tenn.; 31 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Charlie Monroe Lane
Jan 3, 1910 - Oct 18, 1973

C. M. Lane

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for C. M. Lane (Charlie), 63, who was dead on arrival to Memorial Hospital Thursday. Claude B. Holcomb and Howard White, Church of Christ ministers, will officiate, with burial at Hamilton cemetery.

He was a member of the Carpenters Union.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elna Lane of Corsicana; a son, Jerry Lane of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Washborne of Robstown, Tex., and Mrs. Mike Butler of Houston; three grandchildren; four brothers, Gilbert Lane of Gladewater, Albert Lane of Corsicana, Aaron Lane of Palestine, Byron Lane of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Jess Baldwin of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

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William Oscar Lane, Sr.
Jul 30, 1874 - May 26, 1960

Hold Services For W. O. Lane

Final rites for W. O. Lane, 85, who died in Dallas Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, former pastor of the Missionary Baptist church here.

Lane was a retired bicycle shop operator here—conducting the business for 50 years before his retirement several years ago.

Surviving are two sons, B. B. Lane, Dallas, and W. O. Lane, Jr., McGregor; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene M. Walker, II, Dallas; six grandchildren, eight sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Kendrick, Houston; Mrs. Annie Kestler and Mrs. Emma McAfee, both of Amarillo; Mrs. W. M. Pickett, Ft. Worth; Mrs. Ollie Bowen and Mrs. Mabel Turman, both of Santa Ana, Calif.; Mrs. Serena Duke, Kerrville, and Mrs. J. O. Robinson, Mexia, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ray Anderson, Roy Sawyer, Joe Sawyer, Charles Stanford, Ward Cashion and Roscoe Castlow.

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Katherine Louise (Rogers) Strange
Feb 9, 1920 - Mar 16, 1957

Graveside Rites For Mrs. Strange

Graveside services for Mrs. Glen Strange, 37, who died at Hobbs, N.M., Saturday night were held at the Hamilton cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

An earlier service was held Monday at 10 a.m. at Hobbs.

Mrs. Strange was a native of Corsicana—the former Miss Katherine Rogers.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Glen Irvin Strange, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Rogers, all of Hobbs, N.M., and several uncles and aunts who reside here.

Corley had charge of local arrangements.

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Helen Nadine (Lockhart) Christen-Ballard
Feb 26, 1925 - Sep 12, 2020

Helen Nadine Ballard of Corsicana, Texas went to her eternal reward on September 12, 2020. Helen Ballard was born Helen Nadine Lockhart in Tupelo, Texas on February 26, 1925 to parents C.W. (Charlie) and Annie Mary Lockhart.

Helen attended elementary school in a one room schoolhouse in Tupelo where her teacher was her cousin, Mary Mell Lockhart. Her older brother, Alex Lockhart, would sometimes ride up to the school on horseback and Helen would slip undetected out of her seat, hop on the back of the horse, and off they would go.

Helen graduated from Rice High School as salutatorian in 1943. When she was only 16 Pearl Harbor was bombed. Immediately after graduation at age 18, she headed out to help in the war effort, choosing patriotism above secondary education even though she was a scholarship recipient. She and her sister, Annie Christine (affectionately referred to as Tine), accepted employment at Consolidated in Ft. Worth, Texas, where they riveted the B-24 Bomber, also named The Liberator. Helen is an official member of the American Rosie the Riveter Association. Helen and her sister saved their pennies and after the war purchased a small farm in Tupelo which is still in the family today. Mrs. Ballard retired from Adam's Hat Factory in Corsicana after 31 years.

Mrs. Ballard was a life-long Texan, living in the Tupelo area, Pursley, and Corsicana. She loved her savior and she loved people. She was known as a kind, giving, and loving person and always was known to have a smile on her face. Attending her church, Trinity Assembly of God in Corsicana, Texas was her favorite activity.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo F. Christen; her father, Charlie Lockhart; her mother, Annie Mary Lockhart; her brother, Alex Lockhart ; her sister Annie Christine Lockhart Riddle and brother-in-law J.O. Riddle; her sister in-law, Lady Lockhart; her niece, Alexis Lockhart Cansler; her nephew Jeffrey Lockhart; her sons-in-law James Blackmon and Paul Hardy; and her grandson Lance Hardy.

Helen is survived by her son, Charles W. Christen and daughter in- law Gloria Christen of Roanoke, Virginia; her son Leo Christen of Corsicana; her daughter Darlene Christen Blackmon Hardy of Waxahachie; her grandchildren James Paul Blackmon of Seattle, Kelli Christen Hardy McGuire and Sean McGuire of St. Louis, Chuck and Carrie Hardy of Leander, Brandon and Angelica Hardy of Ft. Meyers, Heather Hardy of Ft. Worth, Debbie and Brandon Bell of Roanoke, Virginia, Wesley and Jen Gilley of Oklahoma City; and her great grandchildren, Hannah, Jeff, and Halie Gilley of Oklahoma City, Carissa Hardy of Leander, Mason Hardy of Ft. Myers and Sarah and Parker Bell of Roanoke, Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Assembly of God, 109 FM 2452, Corsicana, on Saturday, September 19 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Corsicana, where she will be laid to rest beside her late husband, Leo.

The wearing of masks and social distancing will be enforced.

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Vicki Ann (Lennon) Stoecklein
Sep 27, 1953 - Sep 12, 2020

Vicki Ann Stoecklein, age 66, of Barry, Texas passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born on September 27, 1953 in Wichita Falls, Texas to W.L. Lennon and Nan Dockery Lennon.

Vicki was the administrator for Planning and Development for Navarro County for many years before she retired. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and loved living on the ranch that she and her husband, Stephen owned in Barry.

Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, cooking, and antiquing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Louis Stoecklein in 2019.

Vicki is also survived by her parents, W.L. and Nan Lennon. Vicki is also survived by her daughter, Anna Paul, (Travis Warmack), Stephanie Cheadle (Aaron), Keeley Stoecklein (Sarah), and Aubrey Stoecklein (Cassidy). She is also survived by brother Wesley Lennon (Elizabeth) and sister Laura Matthews (Eddie) as well as her grandchildren; Pierson, Allie, Grayson, Jaxson, Carter and Ava as well as many nieces and nephews that she enjoyed immensely.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home with the Rosary immediately following at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10 a.m. with Father Juan Carlos officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Knight's of Colombus. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to James L. Collins Catholic School and Immaculate Conception Church.
 

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Bruce Rutherford Lane Sr.
Jul 5, 1933 - Jan 8, 2011

Bruce Rutherford Lane was born on July 5th, 1933 on a farm three miles south of Blooming Grove, TX. His parents were Lizzie Moody Lane and James Albert Lane. They raised their family on a farm growing mostly cotton and corn. Bruce helped bring in the harvest. He was a salesman from an early age selling flower seeds to his neighbors. He was involved in running and one act plays with his drama class in high school.

He was an SMU graduate, a track runner, and joined the Air Force ROTC. After college he earned his flight wings and became a flight crew member of the 11th Air Refueling Squadron and flew on KC97 Tankers as a navigator. While in Alaska, the 11th Air Refueling Squadron refueled the first ’round the world nonstop flight’ (Operation Power Flite) in three different locations in the western part of the world. He has also been a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary. He could have had a career with the military but he chose to return to civilian life resuming his work in the restaurant equipment business. Bruce was a distributor for Taylor Freezers and loved the ice cream business. He saw many changes in the industry and always had a story to share.

Bruce was a country boy at heart and always remembered his hometown and loved ones in Blooming Grove. His teacher Mrs. Ruth Ramsey encouraged and inspired him to be all he could be. She made a great impression on him. He and his High School Classmates established a scholarship fund in memory of Mrs. Ramsey for the students in the Blooming Grove School District. During the 20 years of the Ruth Ramsey Scholarship Fund, many ex-students have established other scholarships in honor of their loved ones. He and his classmates also established a WWII memorial in Blooming Grove. Even though he resided in Dallas, Bruce stayed heavily active and involved with his hometown till the very end. He also enjoyed being involved with the BG Historical Society. Doing things to better his hometown and getting together with friends really brought joy to his heart.

Asides from his passion for his hometown, he loved boating, ranching and being surrounded by his loved ones. He’s preceded in death by his parents Lizzie and Albert Lane, and his brothers Derwood, Jim, and Claude Lane. He’s survived by his wife Cindy Lane and their two children Jim Lane and Joanna Lane along with her husband Andre Cloutier. He’s also survived by his sons Bruce Lane Jr., Barry Lane, and Benny Lane from a previous marriage and their families. He’s survived by his two sisters Mary Ryno and Emma Vinson, his brothers Bob and Beauford Lane and many nieces and nephews.


Robert Charles Pohl
Sep 16, 1885 - Sep 15, 1973

Robert Pohl

KERENS—Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home for Robert Pohl, 88, resident of the Bazette Community, who died Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Cato Sherrer, Church of Christ minister, will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Velma Pohl and Mrs. Johnnie Wright, both of Kerens; a son, Roy Pohl of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Ann Foster and Mrs. Freda Spanier, both of Houston.

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Robert Pohl

KERENS—Funeral services were to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home for Robert Pohl, 88, resident of Bazette community, who died Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital. Cato Sherrer, Church of Christ minister, was to officiate, with burial to follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, a son and two sisters.

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Larry Wayne Basham
Jan 27, 1957 - Feb 26, 1977

Larry Basham

FORT WORTH—Funeral for Larry W. Basham, 20, of Fort Worth, who was killed early Saturday in an automobile accident, will be here Monday morning. Basham was the son of Billy Basham, a former Corsicanan, and the nephew of Jerry Trammel of Corsicana.

Graveside services for Basham will be Monday afternoon at Prairie Point Cemetery. No time has yet been set.

Survivors include his father, his mother, Mrs. Pauline Basham of Hurst; one sister, Mrs. Fanny Sue Aven of Hurst; one nephew; and two uncles.

Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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Robert Henry Lang
Oct 23, 1893 - Nov 5, 1954

Pursley Farmer Expires Friday

Robert Henry Lang, 61, Pursley farmer, died suddenly with a heart attack at his home Friday afternoon. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Pursley; three sons, R. C., Floyd and Roy Lang, all of Pursley; five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Merimon, Dallas; Mrs. H. H. Daniel and Misses Martha, Bertha and Dora Lang, all of Pursley; a grandson; and a brother, Fred Lang, Dallas, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial will be in the Pursley cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. C. Harrison, pastor of the Shady Grove Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be I. A. Davis, W. M. Craig, Thomas Dyer, Tommy Hardin, Gilbert Massey and Bennie Dyer.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Nov 6, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Alma Addie (Cannon) Lang buried in Laurel Oaks cemetery, Mesquite, Tx. per death certificate; s/o James Henry Lang & Mary (Berk) Lang

Theodore Phillip "Ted" Gowan
Sep 24, 1909 - May 27, 1991

Theodore P. Gowan
Theodore Phillip "Ted" Gowan, 80, of Corsicana, died May 27, 1991, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
Services are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Marvin Bledsoe and the Rev. Horace Crowder officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 24, 1910 in Chatfield, and was the son of Meredith and Alice Morley Gowan. He lived most of his life in Corsicana, and was the owner of Gowan Plumbing Co. before his retirement in 1972. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 90th Division. He attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Julia M. Gowan of Corsicana; one son. Phillip Gowan of Nashville, Tenn. one brother, Edd Gowan of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Jimmie K. Baggs of Corsicana, and Neva Finley of Kaufman.
Pallbearers will be Butch Finley, Travis Gowan, Scott Wiley, N. H. Hargrave, Paul Baggett, Malvin Keathley, William Honea and Loyd Averitt
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Copeland, R. E. Layfield, Gilbert Grantham and Ronnie Hartis.

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Cora Amazon (Ricketts) Borden
Aug 5, 1884 - Sep 3, 1972

Mrs. Borden

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Cora Ricketts Borden, who died Sunday evening at Twilight Home.

Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Park, and the Rev. David Hale will officiate.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Luella Montgomery of Tyler, and three brothers-in-law, H. N. Borden of Louisiana and Dave Borden and B. F. Borden of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 4, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Married Jan. 23, 1921; d/o William Marion Ricketts & Louise Frances (Feemster) Ricketts buried at Raleigh cemetery, Raleigh, Tx.

Robert E. Lee Borden
Nov 10, 1892 - Jan 31, 1966

R. E. L. Borden Expires Monday

Robert E. Lee Borden, 73, retired farmer, 413 West First avenue, died in Memorial hospital Monday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. George Heath, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, of which he was a member.

Borden was a native of Ardmore, Okla.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four brothers, H. N. Borden, Benton, La.; Dave and Ben Borden, both of Corsicana and M. S. Borden, Plainview; three sisters, Mrs. A. J. Headspeth and Mrs. L. E. Poe, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. R. B. Ferguson, Dallas, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 31, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cora Amazon (Ricketts) Borden married Jan. 23, 1921; s/o William Melvin Borden & Martha Jane (Martin) Borden

Josephine “Josie” (unk) McMillan
1876 - Aug 8, 1971

McMillan

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine McMillan, 85, Red Oak, who died Sunday, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Chapel the Rev. V. J. Kirpatrick of Lancaster will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Hampel, Buddy Orr, Bobby Hatch, Ernest Walton, Jimmy Green and Carl Allen.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews including a niece Mrs. Billie Nutt, also of Red Oak.

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Osa Edward “Ted” Abbie
Apr 23, 1912 - Jan 19, 1970

O. E. Abbie Dies Monday

O. E. (Ted) Abbie, 57, died Monday in a Hillsboro Hospital. He was a native of Henderson and a member of the Baptist Church. He was weave shop foreman at the Hillsboro Cotton Mill.

Services include his wife of Hillsboro; two sons—James Abbie of Corpus Christi and Robert Abbie of Waxahachie; one daughter, Mrs. A. C. Murray of DeSoto; mother, Mrs. Nora Abbie of Corsicana; three brothers, Farris Abbie of Malakoff, Will Abbie and Jack Abbie both of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Flora Connell of Corsicana and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Will Hashop, Paul Mitchell, Bob Bolen, T. R. Abbie, J. L. Abbie and W. E. Abbie.

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Joseph Frank “Joe”/The Czech” Libal, Jr.
Feb 20, 1920 - Jan 24, 1970

Joe Libal, 49, Dies Saturday

Joe Libal, 49, longtime Corsicana resident and painting contractor, died Saturday night Ennis.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. T. F. Donald and the Rev. Robert J. Potts, with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of Corsicana; three daughters—Mrs. Eugene Butler, Mrs. Norma Scott and Miss Debbie Libal all of Corsicana; four sons, Gerald Libal of Corsicana, Jodie Libal of Gainesville, Ricky Libal of Houston and Dale McNeill of Dallas; two brothers, George Libal of Corpus Christie and Wilson Libal of Lexington, Neb.; four sisters—Mrs. Rose Bostick of Fritch, Texas; Mrs. Mary Barker of Falls City, Neb., Mrs. Alma Bede of Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Mildred Carmichael of Beatrice, Neb., and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Smith, J. B. Paschal, Joe Nelson, Tiny McMillen, Johnny Rhodes and Pat Pattison.

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Mary Evelyn (McGee) Levin-Lonsford
Dec 16, 1876 - Aug 28,1963

Hold Services Mrs. Lonsford

Funeral services for Mrs. B. L. Lonsford, 86, who died in a Frederick, Okla., hospital Wednesday night, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T. F. Donald, pastor of the First Assembly of God church. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Native of Ranger, Mrs. Lonsford had resided in Corsicana 60 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee Trantham, Davidson, Okla.; Mrs. Charlotte Ann Jackson and Mrs. Audrey Libal, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Selma Drake, Belton; two sons, N. V. Levins, Corsicana, and Erwin, Lonsford, Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Doss, and Mrs. Ora Hutchins, Crockett; 33 grandchildren, 48 great-grand-children, six great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Beulah Evelyn (Tarkington) Crutchfield
May 14, 1907 - Apr 13, 1997

OBITUARY - FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS TIMES RECORD, TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 1997 - PAGE 4A

BEULAH CRUTCHFIELD

Beulah Evelyn Crutchfield, 89, died April 13, 1997, in a Fort Smith nursing home. The widow of Eugene Crutchfield, she was a teacher for 49 years before retiring in 1972. She received a bachelor's degree from Sul Ross College in Alpine, Texas, and a master's degree from the University of Arkansas in 1954. She was a member and past president of Naxina Jefferson Davis Chapter NSDAR in Van Buren and held several positions in Mary Place Chapter Arkansas Society Colonial Dames XVII Century in Conway. She was a member of the National Society of United States Daughters of 1812 General George Izard Chapter.

Funeral willbe in Oak Cliff Baptist Church with burial at philadelphia Cemetery in Prattsville under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

She is survived by four sisters; Hazel Tarkington of Fort Smith, Paulene Forbis of Malakoff, Texas, Lorene Hopkins and Madline Vernon, both of Kerens, Texas; and a brother, Thomas Benton Tarkington of Irving, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Troy Douglas, Bill Ellis, Keith Patterson, L.C. Goodman, Darrell Taylor and Jimmy Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be Adult One Senior Men members of Oak Cliff Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Cliff Baptist Church, 3701 So. Gary St., Fort Smith, Ark. 72903.

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Beulah Evelyn Crutchfield, 89, died April 13, 1997.

She was the widow of Eugene Crutchfield, was a teacher for 49 years before retiring in 1972. She was a graduate of Sul Ross College in Alpine, Texas and received a masters degree from the University of Arkansas in 1954. She was a member and past president of the Varina Jefferson Davis Chapter- United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), Colonial Dames
XVII Century, and National Society of United States Daughters of 1812.

She is survived by four sisters: Hazel Tarkington of Fort Smith, Pauline Forbis of Malakoff, Texas, Lorene Hopkins and Madeline Vernon, both of Kerens, Texas;and a brother Thomas Benton Tarkington of Irving,Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Cliff Baptist Church, 3701 South Gary St., Fort Smith, AR 72903.

[end of article]

Parents:
Andrew Benton Tarkington: April 17, 1875 - April 4, 1953
Elva Ann Elizabeth Camp Tarkington: Sept 12, 1883 - Nov 13, 1964

Siblings:
Ivan Camp Tarkington: May 27, 1905 - Oct 6, 1968
Alvis Tarkington: June 23, 1909 - Oct 10, 1910
Lester Earl Tarkington: April 9, 1911 - ?
Nancy Hazel Tarkington: Feb 3, 1913 - Jan 12, 2006
Bernard Booth Tarkington: Dec 11, 1914 - Jan 21, 1945
Opal Pauline Tarkington: Aug 24, 1916 - ?
Anna Lorene Tarkington: March 23, 1918 - ?
Madeline Tarkington: June 18, 1919 - ?
Thomas Benton Tarkington: Sept 16, 1921 - ?
 


Evelyn Eugene (Fultz) Adams
Jul 10, 1927 - Jun 6, 2018

Evelyn Adams, age 90 of Orange, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Orange, Texas. Services to honor Evelyn's life will be held at 2:00 PM with family gathering an hour prior, on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, Texas with Paul Masters officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Dorman Funeral Home.

Evelyn was born on July 10, 1927 in Corsicana, Texas to Ethel McElrory Fultz and Sammie Fultz, where she was the oldest of six girls. She was a homemaker for many years and then after the death of her husband she occupied her time working at the Thrift & Gift until she was 86 years old. Evelyn was a member of the West Orange Church of Christ and she was known as the "Butterfly Lady" to everyone. She always liked to stay busy with her hands, whether she was making beautiful quilts, crocheting, doing needle point, embroidering or flower gardening. Evelyn was an exceptional cook, and loved preparing delicious meals for family and friends.

She is preceded in death by the love of her life, William D. Adams, her parents Sammie Fultz and Ethel Fultz Taylor, daughter Carolyn Brackeen, granddaughter Brittany Johnson and two sisters Martha McDonald and Jessie McDaniel.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Debora Masters and her husband Paul of Orangefield, TX and Darlene Johnson and her husband Greg of Vidor, TX and her son-in-law Billy Brackeen. Three sisters; Billie McNeal of Corsicana, TX, Wanda Neeley of Rockwall, TX and Earlene Slaughter and her husband Don of Corsicana, TX. Eight grandchildren; April Haynes and her husband Thomas of Vidor, TX, Stormi Gardner and her husband Blake of Sylacauga, AL, Jaycee Johnson of Vidor, TX, Ragan Johnson of Vidor, TX, Tim Brackeen of Corsicana, TX, Jana Duke and her husband Chester of Corsicana, TX, Billy D. Brackeen and his wife Tisha of Corsicana, TX and Steven Brackeen of Corsicana, TX. Fourteen great grandchildren; Josh Haynes, Justin Haynes, Skylar Compton, Shyanne Nelson, Wyatt Compton, Priscilla Haynes, Jackson Cash Gardner, Maddyn Davis, Timmy Brackeen, Kristy Warren, Savannah Brackeen, Ericka Perry, Katie Ciseros, Kinner Chavez, Presley Nelson and Quentin Haynes. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • Dorman Funeral Home & Autumn Oaks Memorial Park
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Douglas Adams; d/o Sammie Ellis Fultz & Ethel I. (McElroy) Fultz

Ben Adams
Apr 16, 1895 - Oct 10, 1973

Ben Adams

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ben Adams, 78, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Dennis Crecelius, Church of Christ pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a retired farmer, a native of Drane, and had lived there most of his life. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Beatrice S. Adams of Corsicana; four sons, Loyce Ben Adams and Alton Earl Adams, both of Corsicana, William D. Adams of Orange, and Kenneth E. Adams of Mexia; two daughters, Mrs. Allie Mae Morris of Corsicana and Mrs. Wanda Nell Williams of Mesquite; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob Adams of Louisiana and George Adams of Bishop; a sister, Mrs. Jeanette Taylor of Angus; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 11, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Beatrice (Sumner) Adams married Sep 15, 1912; s/o Robert Bell Adams & Cynthia Matilda (Claiborne) Adams buried in Campbell Elrod cemetery

William Hamilton Anderson, Jr.
Feb 12, 1895 - Nov 25, 1954

Richland Rites For W. H. Anderson

Funeral services for W. H. Anderson, 59, of Sweetwater, were held at the First Baptist church in Richland Saturday at 2 p.m. Anderson died at his home in Sweetwater Thursday of a heart attack.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Baggett, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery, Mexia Masonic Lodge had charge of the graveside rites.

Born at Richland, Anderson has lived in Sweetwater for the past 18 months. He resided at Snyder before going to Sweetwater.

Surviving are his wife of Sweetwater; a son, Jack Anderson, Lovington, N. M.; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Reynolds, Odessa, and Mrs. Velma Trull, Monahans; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. McClendon, Mexia and Mrs. Carrie Seay, Gladewater.

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Archie Anderson
May 17, 1902 - Mar 18, 1932

RICHLAND
RICHLAND, Mar. 24.—(Spl.)—Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Anderson received the sad news Friday afternoon that their son, Archie Anderson, had been electrocuted in the East Texas oil field. He had returned from his day’s work and was talking with his family on the front porch of his home when they discovered fire, caused by a live wire coming in contact with a telephone wire. He was instantly killed as he caught the wire. Funeral services were held by Rev. Horace Poteet at the Methodist church. Roy Martin of Corsicana had charge of the Masonic services at the grave. Pallbearers were Clyde Chunn, Gene Mayo, Henry Davis, Walter Garland, Jack McClendon, O. H. Renshaw, Arthur Lansford, Mat LaMarque, Honorary pallbearers: W. M. Huff of Corsicana, Jim Jackson of Corsicana, Rex Michel of Longview, Roy Moore of Navarro, Jim Anderson of Dawson, B. L. Kolman, W. H. Brown, W. T. Carter, J. W. Garland, Gye Campbell, J. T. Hamaud, Hill Bounds, Rudolph Flemmings, Ben Todd, Allen Anderson; T. W. Anderson of Hobbs, N. M. R. E. Harlin, W. E. Harlin, G. W. Sullivan, B. K. Abby, Hubert Hood, F. D. Nixon of Kilgore, Eddy Jones of Longview, Roy Haays of Longview, Ervin Nixon of Gilmer, A. S. Mills, W. M. Whithead, E. J. Gaines, W. P. Stone.

Out-of-town people attending the funeral of Archie Anderson included: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Jones, Rex Michel, all of Longview; Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Worsham, of Dawson; Mrs. Tom Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Johnson and Jim Anderson, all of Pursley; Mrs. Minnie Jones and daughters, Misses Ethel and Frances of Santa Anna; Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hunter of Mexia; John Harris and family, Bill Blood and family, Newt Farmer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Martin, and Miss Mattie Louise Huff, all of Corsicana.

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Cecil Clyde (Ballew) Anderson
Jul 27, 1899 - Aug 15, 1966

Mrs. Anderson Rites Planned For Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Clyde Anderson 67, Richland city secretary, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Richland Methodist church with burial in the
Richland cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sam Mohundro, assisted by Rev. Johnnie Johnson of Saginaw.

Mrs. Anderson died of a heart attack in Corsicana Monday.

A life-long resident of Richland, Mrs. Anderson is a former mayor of Richland and was active in church, political and other circles. She was a member of the Richland Methodist church.

Howe French, justice of the peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, conducted an inquest Monday and returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes.” She was stricken while shopping here.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Brown, Richland; Miss Lucille Ballew, Dallas, and Mrs. Will Carter, San Antonio, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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William Edgar Anderson
Jan 21, 1904 - Nov 9, 1960

Edgar Anderson Rites Friday

Funeral services for Edgar Anderson, 56, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Richland Baptist church. Rev. R. B. Turner, Fellowship Baptist church minister, officiated. Interment was in the
Richland cemetery.

A native of Richland, Anderson died Wednesday at his residence in Gholson. He was born Jan. 21, 1904, in Richland where he resided until 1945, moving to Corsicana, Anderson made Corsicana his home until 1956, at which time he moved to Gholson, near Waco.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, Douglas Anderson, Waco, and Dwayne and Dervin Anderson, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Carpenter, Gholson, Mrs. Doris Perry, Dallas; 15 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Carry See, Gladewater, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Edward Perry, Jack Schultz, Ernest Lee Carpenter, Odis Bullock, Guy Mullenix and Guy Anderson.

Corley directed.

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