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Vera E. (Shelton) Williams
1906 - Jul 20, 1954

Mrs. Williams Rites Thursday

Graveside services for Mrs. J. W. Williams, 47, who died in an Elk City, Okla. hospital Tuesday were held at the Richland cemetery Thursday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ray L. Starnes, associate pastor of the First Methodist church. Elk City Services were conducted Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Surviving are her husband and a son, James Edward Williams, both of Elk City; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Edwards, Teague, and Mrs. Van J. Elkins, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Gordon Elkins, Jess Burton, Walter Hendon, Louis White, Bill Brown, Tyree Winstead, V. Carter, Neal Brown, Walter McDaniel and W. C. Pearce.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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William Henry “Bill” Chapman
Sep 11, 1903 - Aug 9, 1970

Chapman Rites Set Tuesday

W. H. (Bill) Chapman, 68, trucker and lifelong resident of Richland, died Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Shultz officiating. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Richland; one son, Floyd Chapman of Richland; four grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Russell, Mrs. Amy Simpson and Mrs. Allen Belton, all of Wortham, and Mrs. Eugene Vance of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Jodie Chapman, Alvin Armstrong, Jodie Allen, Virgil Evans, Ray Evans and Billy J. Blacklidge.

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Lorenzo Dow Hays
Feb 2, 1867 - Sep 28, 1954

Lorenzo D. Hays Rites Wednesday

Lorenzo D. Hays, 82, retired Richland farmer, died of a heart attack Monday afternoon while sitting in his car.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Billy Baggett, pastor.

Surviving are three sons, Auty Hays and Leslie Hays, both of Richland, and Lee Hays, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. L. D. Reynolds, Dallas, and Mrs. J. S. Lansford, Streetman; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a brother, Albert Hays, Canton, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Albert Sidney Johnson Hays
Dec 2, 1879 - Jun 24, 1955

Canton Resident Rites Saturday

Albert Sidney Hays died at his home in Canton Friday.

Funeral services were held from the Elm Grove church, Van Zandt county, Saturday at 2 p.m. with graveside service slated at the Richland cemetery at 4 p.m.

Surviving are his wife of Canton; five daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Thompson, Graves; Mrs. Ruth Brown, Fort Worth; Mrs. Irene Jones, Kemp; Mrs. Ellen Bell and Mrs. Trudy Mince, both of Mabank; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Griffin directed local arrangements.

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Auty Hays
Dec 19, 1893 - Mar 18, 1961

Auty Hays Of Richland Dies

Auty Hayes, 63, retired farmer, life-long Richland resident, died at his home in Richland Saturday afternoon. He had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland with burial in the Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. T. Ilseng, pastor, and Rev. Charles Donnell, Fort Worth, former pastor.

Surviving are his wife, Richland; two sons, Auty L. Hayes, Richland, and J. B. Hayes, Corsicana; three grandchildren, a brother, Lee Hayes, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Lansford, Corsicana, and Mrs. Dick Reynolds, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lynn McGary, Robert Bennett, Buddy Bennett, E. D. Griffin, L. E. Hayes, Jr. and Gene Hayes.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 20, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ora Lee (Hardin) Hays married Dec. 23, 1922; s/o Lorenzo Dow Hays & Bellon A. (Bennett) Hays
  • (the body of the obit says Hayes but it is Hays)

Bessie Mae (Capps) Hays
May 22, 1901 - Sep 6, 1954

Richland Rites For Mrs. Hayes

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for Mrs. L. E. (Less) Hayes, 53, Richland resident who died at her home Monday.

Services were held from the First Baptist church of Richland, with Rev. B. G. Badgett officiating. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Mrs. Hayes had resided in Navarro county about 40 years, mostly at Richland and Pisgah Ridge. She was a native of Groesbeck.

Surviving are her husband of Richland; three sons, L. E. Hayes, Jr., Velasco; Charles R. Hayes, Dallas and Gene Hayes, Denton; a daughter, Mrs. Elvin Wright, Corsicana; two brothers, Melvin Capps, Anson, and Homer Capps, Terrell; a sister, Mrs. Eddie Anderson of Sweetwater; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Thomas Lansford, J. C. Lansford, Denver Wright, Wilburn Buchanan, Eugene O’Quinn, Larry Casey.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 7, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Leslie Edgar “Less” Hays, Sr; d/o El Caney Capps & Mary Lee (Williams) Capps
  • (the obit says Hayes but she is Hays)

Leslie Edgar “Less” Hays
Jul 9, 1898 - Oct 2, 1959

Hold Services For L. E. Hays

Services for L. E. Hays, 61, retired Bethlehem machinist, who died at his home in Richland Friday night, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Hays was a life-long resident of Richland.

Surviving are three sons, L. E. Hays, Jr., and Gene Hays, both of Richland, and Raymond Hays, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. E. W. Wright, Corsicana; two brothers, Lee Hays, Dallas, and Auty Hays, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. L. D. Reynolds, Dallas, and Mrs. Jim Lansford, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl McDaniel, Sr.; Earl McDaniel, Jr.; Horace Jackson, Jack White, Raymond Livingston and Farlie Chism.

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Hub White
Aug 10, 1879 - Jan 22, 1954

Sunday Services For Hub White

Funeral services for Hub White, 74, retired Texas Company employe, Richland resident, were held from the First Baptist church at Richland Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. G. Baggett, pastor, and Rev. R. F. Wicker, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

White died in the Navarro Clinic Friday night following a short illness.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; a son, Herbert White, Siloam Springs, Ark.; a step-son, Walter McDaniel, Richland; two brothers, Louis White, Richland, and T. B. White, San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. Eva Barker, San Angelo; five grandchildren, Robert Hub White, LaFama White and Robbie Kay White, all of Siloam Springs, Ark.; Mrs. Hal Dick Slidell, and Morrison McDaniel, U. S. Navy, Norfolk, Va.

Pallbearers were G. H. Campbell, Ruben Griffin, Tom Orand, A. Neal Brown, O. L. Scott, R. R. Fleming, Jess Burton and W. L. Hendon.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 25, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Katie (unk) White 2nd wife Bennie E. (Williams) McDaniel-White married Oct. 25, 1933; s/o William Lafayette White & Martha “Mattie” (Jones) White

Bertha (Ridge) Chapman
Jul 17, 1898 - Nov 22, 1974

Mrs. Bertha Chapman

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. H. (Bertha) Chapman, 76, resident of Richland, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Richland Cemetery.

She was a native of Centerville and had lived in Richland the past 40 years.

Survivors include a son, Floyd Chapman of Richland; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, J. S. Ridge of Wortham, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Crook of Garland.

Pallbearers include Billy Blacklidge, Billy Easterling, E. D. Griffin, Jody Allen, Jody Chapman, and Calvin Cagle.

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Floyd Chapman
Sep 14, 1924 - Nov 23, 1975

Floyd Chapman

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Floyd Chapman, 51, resident of Rt. W, Richland, who died Sunday in Wortham Hospital. The Rev. Robert Schultz will officiate, with burial following at Richland Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. LaVern Chapman of Richland; four sons, David Chapman of Corsicana, Bobby J. Chapman, Stanley Chapman and Johnny Chapman all of Richland; three step-sons, Ken Haws and Doyle Haws both of Barry and Dale Haws of Pecos and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Arthur Patrick, Billy Coy Easterly, Billy Jack Blacklidge, E. D. Griffin, Bill Follis, and Billy Dean Simpson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 24, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Army WWII
  • 1st wife Lometa Addie (Evans) Chapman 2nd wife Gladys Lavern (Roberson) Haws-Chapman-Holifield buried in Dresden cemetery s/o William Henry Chapman and Bertha (Ridge) Chapman

Lometa Addie (Evans) Chapman
Dec 9, 1918 – Jan 12, 1973

Mrs. Chapman

Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lometa Chapman, 54, of Richland who died Friday night in a Houston hospital.

Burial will be in Richland Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Achultz, pastor, officiating.

Mrs. Chapman was born in Hubbard and was a member of the First Baptist church of Richland.

Survivors include her husband, Floyd Chapman of Richland; four sons, Stanley Chapman, William David Chapman, Bobby Joe Chapman and Johnny Lee Chapman, all of Richland; two brothers, Wendell Evans of Garland and Clinton Evans of New York, N. Y.; her father, Jay Evans of Corsicana; one grand-daughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Doug Tidwell, Guy Campbell, Dewey Tyner, E. D. Griffin, Jody Chapman and Bill Blacklidge.

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Benjamin Franklin Mayo
Jul 12, 1874 - Jan 21, 1954

Rites Sunday For B. G. Mayo

Funeral services for B. G. Mayo, 79, former resident of Navarro county, who died in Galveston Thursday night were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife of Mt. Belvieu, two sons, Eugene Mayo, Overton, and Thomas Mayo, Petus; two daughters, Mrs. A. J. Abbe, Mt. Belvieu, and Mrs. O. H. Fullen, Galveston; two brothers, H. C. Mayo, Teague and Joe Mayo, Waco; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Douglas Abbe, Eugene Mayo, Jr., Chastene Fullen, Ben Mayo, Billy Fullen and Joe Kipp.

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Almedie L. “Medie” (Cox) Mayo
Apr 7, 1877 - Oct 9, 1961

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Mayo

Final rites for Mrs. Medie Mayo, 84, formerly of Richland, who died Monday morning in Dayton, Texas, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. J. Abbe, Mt. Bellview, and Mrs. O. H. Fuller, Texas City; two sons, Eugene Mayo, Overton, and Thomas Mayo, Pettus; a brother, N. A. Cox., North Carolina; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Benjamin Floyd “Ben” Mayo
Nov 12, 1931 - Aug 4, 2012

Ben F. Mayo entered into eternal rest on Aug. 4, 2012. Ben was born in Richland on Nov. 12, 1931, to Eugene and Lillian Miller Mayo. Ben graduated from Gaston High School in 1949 where he was captain of the basketball and football teams and also ran track. The 1949 basketball team went to the state tournament and Ben was selected to the All State basketball team. He attended Kilgore Junior College for two years on a football scholarship.

Ben met the love of his life, Shirley Hayes, at Gaston High School. Ben and Shirley married on Jan. 27, 1951, at Fair Chapel Methodist Church in Wright City and moved to Kilgore where he worked for Oil Well Supply. Ben and family moved to Dallas in 1956 where he attended a training school with the Humble Oil Co. and purchased a Humble service station in 1956. Over the next few years, Ben owned and operated two Humble stations and an automotive garage. In 1963, Ben joined the Dallas Fire Department. After retiring from the Dallas Fire Department, Ben and Shirley moved to Henderson.

Ben's most rewarding career was husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Ben was dedicated, compassionate and humorous. He took great enjoyment in his family and friends. Ben had a passion for genealogy and traced his family roots back to England. Ben and Shirley were longtime members of the First Presbyterian Church in Henderson where Ben served as an elder.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Lillian Mayo; brother, Gene Mayo; and sister, Virginia Cotton.

Ben is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Hayes Mayo; his son, Steve Mayo and wife Sheryl; daughter, Stephanie Crum and husband Terry; son, Scott Mayo and wife Helen; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Betty Walker; sister-in-law, Margaret Mayo; brothers-in-law, B.J. Cotton and Bob Hayes and wife Marty.

Services will be at First Presbyterian Church in Henderson, 311 S. High St., on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10:30 a.m. under direction of Rader Funeral Home of Henderson with the Rev. Candice Klein officiating. Burial will be in Richland cemetery in Richland on Aug. 9, at 3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Henderson or to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation.

Notes:

  • Tyler Morning Telegraph - August 7, 2012
  • h/o Shirley (Hayes) Mayo; s/o Eugene Mayo, Sr. & Lillian Bertha (Miller) Mayo

Elmer Mayo
Oct 19, 1902 - Jan 29, 1954

Sunday Services For Elmer Mayo

Funeral services for Elmer Mayo, 51, native of Navarro county, who died at Mt. Belvieu Friday, were held from the First Methodist church in Richland Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Wicker, pastor. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lola Mae Mayo, Mt. Belvieu; a son, Joe G. Mayo, Fort Campbell, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Spencer, LeCompton, Kan., and Miss Mae Mayo, Mt. Belvieu; a granddaughter, Linda Mae Spencer, LeCompton, Kan.; father, Henry Mayo, Teague; two brothers, Norman Mayo, Fort Worth and Willie Mayo, Waco.

Richland Masons had charge of the graveside rites and provided pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Lindsay Asberry Griffin
Apr 24, 1895 - Nov 1, 1961

Richland Rites Lindsay Griffin

Funeral services for Lindsay Griffin, 66, Richland farmer, who died in the Marlin VA Hospital Wednesday, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Edison Donnell, former pastor, and Rev. A. T. Isling, pastor. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Griffin was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; a son, Ezra Griffin, Richland; four daughters, Mrs. Wanda Farmer, Corsicana; Mrs. Louise Barge, Houston; Mrs. Jenell Arnold, San Antonio, and Mrs. Jean Tidwell, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Dalton, Van, and Mrs. Fannie Bowen, Blooming Grove; nine grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. L. Hayes, James McDonald, Paul Hinton, Elmer Lansford, Ben Floyd, Horace Jackson, Merle McCord and Guy Lansford.

Corley directed.

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Annie Pearl (Hayes) Griffin-Chunn
Mar 10, 1902 - Nov 8, 1977

Mrs. Chunn

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Annie (Griffin) Chunn, 75, resident of Richland, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Troy Brooks will officiate, with burial following at Richland cemetery.

She was a native of Hillsboro, lived in Richland 35 years, and was a member of Richland Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Chunn of Richland; a son, E. D. Griffin of Richland; four daughters, Mrs. Genell Arnold, Mrs. Jean Tidwell, and Mrs. Sue Farmer, all of Richland and Mrs. Louise Barge of Livingston, nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Eldridge Hayes of Corsicana and Lawrence Hayes of Arlington.

Pallbearers were Pat Patrick, Starlie Chism, Leonard Geisler, Grady Arnold, Chris McConnico, and John Muckleroy.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov 9, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Lindsay Asberry Griffin 2nd husband Clyde Templeton Chunn; d/o William T. Hayes & Lola (Harvey) Hayes

Leonard Lee Griffin
Jan 4, 1941 - May 14, 1959

Leonard Griffin Is Drowned In Richland Pit

Leonard Lee Griffin, 18, of Richland, employe of the Texas-Miller Products Company here, accidentally drowned Thursday about 6 p.m. in a deep pit alongside U. S. Highway 75 and Interstate 45 North of Richland. This is the first drowning of the season in Navarro county.

Judge E. S. Allen, justice of the peace at Richland, Friday said that Griffin and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown of Richland had gone swimming in the pit and after reaching the fartherest side, decided the water and weather was too cold for bathing and began swimming back to the side where they entered.

Judge Allen said he was advised when the trio was about half-way back to the starting point, Griffin shouted to the Browns:

“I’m about to sink.”

The coroner said that Brown attempted to rescue his friend but was unsuccessful and Mrs. Brown rushed to town and spread the alarm.

The fire department and ambulances from Corsicana were summoned. Fire department grappling hooks manned in a boat by Billy Draper. Griffin Funeral Home, and others rescued the body within minutes after arrival, Judge Allen said.

Griffin’s body had been in the water for 40 or 45 minutes when found and artificial respiration administered for 30 or 40 minutes failed to revive him.

Allen said he would return a coroner’s verdict of “accidental drowning.” He described the pit of water in which the drowning occurred as about 150X300 feet and about 20 feet deep.

A native of Purdon, young Griffin had resided at Richland since three years of age.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Richland Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles E. Donnell, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Griffin, Richland; a brother, Ezra Griffin, Richland; four sisters, Mrs. Wanda Farmer, Richland; Mrs. Louise Barge, Houston; Mrs. Genell Arnold, San Antonio, and Mrs. Jean Tidwell, Richland, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Hawkins, Otis Lee Conner, Doyle Elmore, Don Rash, Billy Baldwin, W. J. Armstrong, Billy Hale and Elwin Long.

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L. L. Griffin Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Leonard Lee Griffin, 18, of Richland, who drowned late Thursday afternoon while swimming in a deep pit along Highway 75, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles E. Donnell, pastor of the church.

Griffin was an employe of the Texas-Miller Products Company in Corsicana.

He was swimming in the pit with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown of Richland when he got into difficulties and sank before Brown could rescue him. The body later was recovered after the Corsicana fire department arrived with grappling hooks, but efforts of resuscitation were futile.

E. S. Allen, Richland justice of the peace, said his coroner’s verdict will be “accidental drowning.”

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Griffin, Richland; a brother, Ezra Griffin, Richland; four sisters, Mrs. Wanda Farmer, Richland; Mrs. Louise Barge, Houston; Mrs. Genell Arnold, San Antonio, and Mrs. Jean Tidwell, Richland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Hawkins, Otis Lee Conner, Doyle Elmore, Don Rash, Billy Baldwin, W. J. Armstrong, Billy Hale and Elwin Long.

Corley directs.

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Pete E. Longorio
Apr 17, 1904 - Oct 3, 1959

P. E. Longorio Dies Saturday

Pate E. Longorio, 55, of 1443 West Sixth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel wit burial in the Birdston cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church,
A native of Sandia, Texas, he resided in Richland for 27 years before moving to Corsicana four years ago.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, John Mack and James Longorio, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Charles Longorio, Karnes City, and Luther Longorio, Flatonia; a sister Mrs. Betty Cox, Sandia, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wilburn Buchanan, J. R. Buchanan, Donald Rose, Allen Jamison, Edgar Blissett, James Bilasett, Jack Russell and Eben E. Stover.

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Raymon Gonzales
Aug 31, 1885 - Oct 1, 1956

Gonzales Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral rites for Raymond Gonzales, 71, retired employe 738 North Commerce street, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., pastor of Central Baptist.

Gonzales, a resident of Corsicana 32 years, died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Avelardo and Johnny Gonzales; seven daughters, Mrs. Mickey Joles, Mrs. Ida Joles, Mrs. H. L. Cobb, Mrs. H. L. Cobb, Mrs. Katherine Mahan, Mrs. Ross Ortega, Mrs. Opal Bewley and Miss Dolores Gonzales, all of Corsicana; 21 grandchildren, and a brother and sister in Mexico.

Pallbearers were Jessie Mora, Felipe Begen, Frank Regaldo, Solomon Luna, Fred Pena and Pat Baldes.

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Santos Maria (Chavez) Gonzales
Feb 12, 1907 - Nov 6, 1970

Mrs. Gonzales Dies Friday

Mrs. Santos Gonzales, 63, died Friday at Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m., at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Mickie Joles, Mrs. Ida Joles, Mrs. Alfonsa Cobb, Mrs. Opal Wiggins, Mrs. Delores Gonzales and Mrs. Rosie Wilhide, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Catalina Hodge of Biola, Calif.; 39 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Cobb, Logan Cobb, Clyde Cobb, Joe Cammarillo, Franklin Wiggins and Pico Flores.

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Gonzales Rites

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Santos Gonzales, 63, who died Friday. The Rev. David Garza officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by one son, Johnny Gonzales, who was not listed earlier; seven daughters, 39 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Avelardo Gonzales, Sr.
Jul 2, 1935 - Jun 26, 1961

Tuesday Rites For Shooting Victim Held

Funeral services for Alvarado Gonzales, 25, who died of gunshot wounds in Memorial hospital Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Nehemias Garcia, pastor of the Bethel Presbyterian church, assisted by Capt. Wm. H. Thomas of the Salvation Army.

Gonzales was brought to Memorial hospital early Sunday morning suffering a .32 calibre pistol wound in the lower abdomen, reportedly to have been received in an altercation near the Texas National Guard armory following a dance.

Surviving are his widow, Della Faye Gonzales; two sons, Alvarado Gonzales, Jr. and Ramon Alvarado Gonzales; mother, Santos Gonzales; a brother, Johnny Gonzales; seven sisters, Mrs. Spencer Joles, Mrs. H. L. Cobb, Mrs. Telzy Joles, Mrs. Catalina Hodge, Mrs. Rosie Wilhite, Mrs. Lupe Bewley and Miss Dolores Gonzales, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Kelton Kirk, Joe Glenn Kirk, Joe Herrera, Herbert Cobb, Homer Murphy, Paul Shultz and Ethel Todd.

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Mary Talulah (Castellaw) Smith-Cornell
Aug 15, 1867 - Dec 23, 1956

Mrs. M. Carnell Expires Sunday

Mrs. Marylalulah Carnell, 89, died Sunday night at her residence, 322 College avenue. She was a native of Alabama.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. C. Taylor, Jr., pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. G. W. Turner, pastor, of the Emmanuel Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. E. Wilson, Corsicana; a son, James S. Smith, Fort Worth; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a brother, T. J. Castellaw, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Fort Terry, Elbert Terry, Billie Terry, Frank Roberson, Neal Crawford and Waymon Perry.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 24, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Bill Smith per son James Stephen Smith death certificate born in Alabama 2nd husband Elijah Melton Cornell married Nov. 27 1913 d/o James Monroe Castellaw and Sarah Ann (Stough) Castellaw buried in Dresden cemetery

Ira Marsh
Aug 29, 1894 - Oct 7, 1956

Tuesday Services For Ira Marsh

Funeral services for Ira Marsh, 62, service station operator, who died in Providence Hospital, Waco, Sunday, were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro.

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

Marsh was a native of Navarro.

Surviving are three brothers, Boyd Marsh, Dallas; Pete Marsh, Snyder, and Bob Marsh, Midland; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Roe, Waco, and Mrs. Gordon Collins, Corsicana, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sam Burleson, H. B. Fouty, Harry Burleson, Joe Pete Marsh, Sammie Marsh, and Malcom Smith.

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Herman Lee Farmer
Aug 4, 1901 - Feb 15, 1956

H. L. Farmer Dies Of Heart Attack

Herman Lee Farmer, 54, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday in a Corley ambulance. He was stricken with a heart attack while working on a fence at the Charlie Hodge residence, 1910 West Sixth avenue, it was stated.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Home Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. W. Bryant, Jr., Assembly of God minister.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katie May Farmer; a son, Laught Ervin Farmer; six daughters, Mrs. Clara Lee Williams, Mrs. Jo Nell Toms, Jimmie Ruth Farmer, Mrs. Beulah May Talley, Geraldine Farmer and Mary Maxine Farmer, all of Corsicana; five grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Eddie Farmer, Navarro; two brothers, Dalton Farmer, Navarro and Alvin Farmer, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. W. W. Horn, Mrs. Buck Griffin and Mrs. Opal McEntire, all of Navarro; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Truman Farmer, Morris Farmer, Binge Farmer, Charlie Stewart, Clarence Mann, Carlton Thompson, Jim Norman Reed and Prentice Potter.

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Claude Vernon McCarter
Jul 28, 1883 - Nov 29, 1956

C. V. McCarter Dies Thursday

Claude Vernon McCarter, 73, native of Eureka, and life-long resident of this vicinity, died at his residence, Northwest Apartments A-1, Thursday night following a several days illness. He was a retired farmer.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hopewell cemetery at Navarro. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, and Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josephine McCarter, Corsicana; five sons, Jewell, George and Willie Robert McCarter, all of Corsicana; Jim McCarter, Purdon, and Claude Harvel McCarter, Roane; a daughter, Mrs. Lillie Mae Farmer, Corsicana; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ada Belle Ohm and Mrs. Jessie Volker, both of Hillsboro; a brother, Bob McCarter, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Rhoada Byrd and Mrs. Louella Walker, both of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 30, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Deanie (Mitcham) McCarter 2nd wife Josephine “Phenie” Turner) Barrett-McCarter married Nov 17, 1908 buried Long Prairie Cemetery, Navarro county, Tx.

Rosa Maggard (Boyd) Fouty
Jul 27, 1876 - Feb 20, 1956

Mrs. T. M. Fouty Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. T. M. Fouty, 79, life-long Navarro resident, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hopewell cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. L. McKissack, Baptist minister of Teague.

Mrs. Fouty died at her home Monday morning.

Surviving are two sons, Clint and H. B. Fouty, both of Navarro; five granddaughters, one great-grandson, a sister, Mrs. G. W. Harvard, Navarro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were V. H. Bottoms, Howard Collier, Phil Greenup, O. T. Capehart, S. C. Goodin, C. H. McCarter, Henry Hood and Claude Bailey.

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Dora Agnes (Holloway) Gandy
Dec 22, 1865 - Mar 7, 1956

Mrs. Dora Gandy Dies At Clinic

Mrs. Dora Gandy, 80, resident of Cayuga, died at Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from McCammon Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Denton officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell cemetery. McCammon will direct.

She is survived by seven sons, J. L. Gandy, Jewett; L. M. Gandy, Talco; Cap Gandy, Henderson; N. D. Gandy, Midland; W. E. Gandy, Snyder; M. B. Gandy, Breckenridge; and Porter Gandy, Gretna, La.; three daughters, Mrs. W. R. McWherter, Cayuga, Mrs. Edith White, Breckenridge, and Mrs. Hazel Ellenbarger, Oakland, Cal.; 40 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, including: Allen McWherter, Frank White, Jr., Olan Gandy, Edward Gandy, James Gandy and Neal Gandy.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Wylie Hiram Hardin
Aug 6, 1904 - Apr 18, 1957

Wylie H. Hardin

Wylie H. Hardin, 52, oil field worker, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Evenson, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Route 5, Corsicana; two sons, Ardean Hardin, Dallas, and Audrain Hardin, Kerens; a grandson, Ray Dean Hardin, Dallas; father, M. L. Hardin, Pursley; three brothers, R. L., J. W., and A. B. Hardin, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. A. H. Ganze, Corsicana; Mrs. James W. Barnes, Dallas; Mrs. M. A. Murray, and Ms. J. C. Flynn, both of Pursley, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. L. Copley, D. T. Ray, W. F. Ray, Frank Ware, H. J. Ferguson and H. G. Henson.

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Ora (York) Hardin-Anderson
Apr. 9, 1905 - Jul. 24, 1971

Anderson

Services for Mrs. Ora Anderson, 66, will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel.

Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. J. Roland Spears.

Mrs. Anderson died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her husband C. F. Anderson of Corsicana; three sons, Ardean Hardin, Lancaster, Audrain Hardin, Terrell and Wallace Anderson, Pasadena; one daughter, Mrs. Nelda Knight, Fort Worth; ten grandchildren; and two brothers, Larkin York, Houston and Vernon York of Amarillo.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Jul. 25, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Wylie Hiram Hardin married Dec 18, 1926 2nd husband Clarence Fulton Anderson married Jul 22, 1966; d/o John William York & Beatrice (Bolen) York
  • Monument says Hardin

Thelma Fay (Everitt) Hardin
Jun 14, 1922 - Jun 10, 1975

Mrs. Hardin

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Thelma Hardin, 53, of Corsicana who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Hardin had lived in Corsicana all her life and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband A. B. Hardin of Corsicana; two sons, Jack D. Hardin of Palestine and Melvin L. Hardin of Tyler; one daughter, Mrs. Geline Hargrove of Corsicana; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mr.s Clydie French of Corsicana and Mrs. Carrie Boyd of Tucson, Ariz., and one brother, Bill Everitt of Grand Prairie.

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Mrs. Hardin

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Thelma Hardin, 53, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Claude Holcomb, North Beaton Street Church of Christ minister, will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, a daughter, six grandchildren, two sisters, and a brother.

Pallbearers include Leroy Barton, Leland Kattner, Aubrey Young, Jim Young, Dick Everett, Orval Glenn, J. B. French and Bugs Paschal.

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Frances Merle Herrington
Oct 2, 1926 - May 17, 2017

Frances Merle Herrington, 90, passed away on May 17, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home located at 1826 W. Highway 287 Business in Waxahachie.
Frances was born on October 2, 1926 in Percilla, Texas to Ollie and Eula Herrington. He worked for Vaught Companies for 39 years and loved fishing, gardening and working at the YMCA in Waxahachie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 47 years, Betty Joyce Herrington; 2 sisters, Doris Denbow and her husband, Allen, and Helen Jones and her husband, Lorenzo.
Merle leaves behind his daughter, Merlene Stiles and her husband, William; 4 step grandchildren, Julie Loosley, Jennifer Masterson, Jill Franz and William F. Stiles III; 12 step grandchildren; nephews, Jerry Denbow and Gary Schlemmer; and nieces, Glenna Working, Marsha Hildebrand and Melody Smith.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Avalon Glendora for all the loving care they provided Merle over the years.

Notes:

  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • h/o Betty Joyce Herrington; s/o Ollie F. Herrington & Eula E. Herrington
  • Sardis Cemetery, Sardis, Ellis Co., TX

Charles Healer, Judge
Jan 24, 1872 - Feb 23, 1956

Friday Services For Judge Healer

Funeral rites for C. Healer, 84, of Richland, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marion Ford, pastor of the church.

Healer had resided at Richland 44 years and formerly was justice of the peace in Precinct 6.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; three sons, W. R. Healer, Richland; F. O. Healer, Harlingen, and W. B. McCamey, Bloomington; three daughters, Mrs. Willard Chumney, Richland; Mrs. Irvin Katz, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. H. E. Fluker, Corsicana; a brother, John K. Healer, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Keeler, Hillsboro; Mrs. Mollie Johnson, Waco; and Mrs. Onie Dameron, West, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. H. Wigley, W. L. Hendon, A. Neal Brown, W. E. Brown, Jack White and Joe Oliver.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb. 24, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mahhala (McKenzie) Healer 2nd wife Lillie Pearl (McKenzie) McCamey-Healer; s/o Hamilton Jasper Healer & Elizabeth Barsha (Smith) Healer

Floy Dias Healer, Sr.
Jun 14, 1900 - Jan 28, 1972

F. D. Healer, Sr.

RICHLAND—Floy D. Healer, Sr., 71, of Harlingen died Friday in Houston.

Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday in Richland Methodist Church with Rev. Lloyd Sanson officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Healer was a member of the First Methodist Church in Harlingen, a charter member of the Elks’ Lodge and a 35-year member of the Lions Club.

Survivors include his widow, Dorothy Healer of Harlingen; a son, Floy Healer, Jr., of Robstown; a brother, W. R. Healer of Harlingen; three sisters, Mrs. Eugene Fluker of Corsicana; Mrs. Willard Chumney of Corsicana and Mrs. Elizabeth Katz of San Francisco, Calif.; and step-mother, Mrs. C. Healer of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be J. D. White, Douglas Tidwell, Arthur Patrick, Jr., Leonard Giesler, Clyde Chunn and Neal Brown.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Jan 30, 1972
  • h/o Dorothy Bell (White) Healer; s/o Charles Healer, Judge & Mahhala (McKenzie) Healer

Weldon Ralph Healer
Jul 21, 1911 - Feb 12, 1972

W. R. Healer

RICHLAND—Weldon Ralph Healer, 60, Harlingen, will be buried following graveside services Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Richland Cemetery.

He died Saturday morning in Harlingen. Funeral services will be held there earlier Sunday.

Richland services will be officiated by the Rev. E. H. McKinney, who will be coming from Harlingen, and local arrangements are being made by Griffin Funeral Home.

He is a native of Richland but has lived in Harlingen since 1928.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lillian Faye Healer of Harlingen; a son, Charles Weldon Healer of Albuquerque, N.M.; mother, Mrs. J. C. Healer of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Eugene Fluker, and Mrs. Charles Chumney of Corsicana and Mrs. Elizabeth Katz of San Francisco, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

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W. R. Healer

Graveside services for Weldon Ralph Healer of Harlingen, Richland native who died in Harlingen Saturday, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Richland Cemetery with Rev. E. H. McKinney officiating and local arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home.

Funeral services were Sunday in Harlingen, where he had lived since 1928.

Surviving are his widow, a son, mother, Mrs. J. C. Healer of Corsicana, three sisters, and two grandchildren.

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Gary Allen Steelman
Mar 6, 1956 - Mar 7, 1956

Steelman Infant Rites Wednesday

Gary Allen Steelman, infant of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steelman of Corsicana, died early Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Terry Don Steelman, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Griffin, Navarro and Mr. and Mrs. Don Asbill, Sulphur Springs; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Eddie Farmer, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Tiffany (Gonzales) Lyon
Jun 8, 1978 - Apr 10, 2021

 

Tiffany Ruachelle Lyon, age 42, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 in Waxahachie, Texas. She was born in Corsicana, Texas on June 8, 1978 to Morris and Janis (Foster) Gonzales. Tiffany loved her animals.

She is survived by her husband, Edwin “Eddie” Lyon of Italy; father, Morris Gonzales of Hubbard; children, Colbie Sullins and Candice Sullins; brother, Chris Melton; aunts, Jimmie Davis and husband Larry, Terri Short; uncles, Tony Gonzales and wife Jennifer, Tim Gonzales, Bennie Foster; mother-in-law, JoAnn Morris, father-in-law, Edwin K. Lyon Jr., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tiffany is preceded in death by her mother, Janis Gonzales.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, April 16, 2021, from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

Graveside service will be on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 3 P.M. at the Dresden Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas.
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Samuel Jasper Tankersley
Mar. 29, 1844 - Feb. 23, 1918

S. J. TANKERSLEY DEAD

An Old citizen of Navarro County and Highly Regarded by all Who Knew Him.

Mr. S. J. Tankersley died at his home near Richland Friday night of last week. He was 74 years of age and had lived near Richland for many years and was well known to all the old settlers of Navarro county. He was a fine man and was highly regarded by all who knew him. His remains were laid to rest in the White cemetery near Richland Saturday, a large attendance witnessing the last ceremonies.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Democrat and Truth - Feb. 28, 1918
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept - Corsicana Library

Ethel Joanna "Effie" (Autry) Hill
Mar 9, 1900 - Oct 1, 1980
 
Effie Hill
Mrs. Effie Hill, 80, of Kerens died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital.
Service was Thursday, 3 p.m.  Paschall Funeral Hime in Kerens with burial following at Kerens Cemetery.
She was a resident of Kerens 30 years and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas Wesley Hill of Kerens; Leroy Johnson of Florida; and Alvin Johnson of Clifton; one daughter, Mrs. Leonard Dockery of Corsicana; and 23 grandchildren.
The Rev. Jake Tucker and L. L. Connor officiated.
Pallbearers were William Huggins, Autry Huggins, Clifford Hawkins, Lester Walker, Bill Kent and R. H. Hilliard.
Arrangements were with Paschal Funeral Home.

 


Shelby Jean (Speed) McCamey
Feb 22, 1937 - 2021

 
Obituary for Shelby J McCamey
Shelby Jean McCamey, 84 Frost, Texas passed away March 14, 2021 at her residence. She was born February 22, 1937 in Freestone County to Travis and Lillie Day Speed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby McCamey; parents; son, Donny; sister, Ann Robertson and her husband Jack and brother-in-law, Jimmy McCamey. She is survived by daughters, Vickie Nichols and husband Johnny and Debbie Reed and husband Clay; sister, Lynda Atkins and husband Gary; grandchildren, Jason Leggett, Crystal and Daniel Rice, Amanda and Caleb Martin, Zachary and Virginia Reed, Shelby McCamey, Chris and Kayla Nichols, and Elizabeth and Michael Sealey; great grandchildren, Amelia, Maxwell and Mackenzie Leggett, Austin, Rowdy and Jaycee Rice, Courtney Keith, Camden Martin, Kierra Smith, Briel Nichols, Libby Sealey and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 18th from 11:00am - 12:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm at Frost Cemetery Pavilion with Jason Wilder officiating.
Pallbearers will be Camden Martin, Jason Leggett, Caleb Martin, Zachary Reed, Daniel Rice, Austin Rice and Rowdy Rice


Emily Kate (Johnson) Cunningham
Sep 19, 1891 - Jun 12, 1980

Emily J. Cunningham
Services for Emily J. Cunningham, 88, 5900 Line Ave., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Corsicana, Texas. Rev. James Sigler of St. John's Episcopal Church will officiate. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cunningham died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday after a lengthy illness.
She was a native of Corsicana, Texas but had lived in Shreveport for five years. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include two sons, George H. Cunningham and Claude Cunningham, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Family requests that any memorials be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

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Robert Rufus Doolin, Sr.
Apr 8, 1885 - Jun 24, 1957

Robert Doolin Expires Monday

Robert R. Doolin, 72, retired Magnolia Pipe Line company employe, died at his home, 1207 West Thirteenth avenue, Monday night.

Doolin had been a Magnolia employee for 40 years and six months prior to his retirement seven years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Effie Doolin, and a son, Clark Doolin, both of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Kathy Ann Doolin, Abilene; a sister, Mrs. W. D. Baker, Corsicana; two brothers, Coakley Doolin, Abberville, La., and Sam Doolin, Dunbar, Ky.; and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of Memorial Baptist church of which Doolin was a member.

Pallbearers will be Willie Lewis, Felix Washburn, W. H. Mimms, Rudolph Palmeri, Marshall Weems and Malcolm Smith.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun. 25, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Effie Ann (Clark) Doolin married Dec. 24, 1911 s/o James Calvin “Cal” Doolin and Mary E. (Flewallen) Doolin (son, Robert Rufus Doolin, Jr. is buried Bellwood Memorial Park, Temple, Tx. )

Effie Ann (Clark) Doolin
Jan 20, 1893 - Feb 18, 1958

Mrs. Doolin Dies Tuesday Morning

Mrs. Effie Doolin, nurse, aged 65 years, widow of the late Robert Doolin, died of a heart attack at the family residence, 1500 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday morning. She had gone home from a hospital Monday.

Funeral arrangements were not complete early Tuesday afternoon, but burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Clark Doolin, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Kathy Ann Doolin, Abilene, a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. B. Baker, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb. 18, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Rufus Doolin, Sr. married Dec 24, 1911 d/o Ira Jefferson Clark and Cordie Bell (Sheets) Clark (son, Robert Rufus Doolin, Jr. is buried Bellwood Memorial Park, Temple, Tx. )

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Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Doolin

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Ann Doolin, nurse; aged 65 years, who died of a heart attack at the family home, 1500 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday morning, will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex S. Cox, pastor of the First Christian Church, and Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Doolin was a long-time Corsicana resident and was the widow of the late Robert Doolin.

Surviving are a son, Clark Doolin, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Kathy Ann Doolin, Abilene; a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. B. Baker, Corsicana; two brothers-in-law, Coakley Doolin, Louisiana, and Sam Doolin, Kentucky.

Pallbearers will be Marshall Weems, W. H. Mims, Fred Presley, Farley McCArver, W. G. Morris and Lloyd Metcalf.

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Calvin Clark Doolin
Nov. 17, 1912 - May 4, 1963

Hold Services Clark Doolin

Funeral services for Clark Doolin, 50, native of Corsicana, who died in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Temple, Friday night were held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

Doolin was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a niece, Kathey Doolin, Abilene; an aunt, Mrs. W. B. Baker, Corsicana; two uncles, Coakley Doolin, Louisiana, and Sam Doolin, Kentucky; and a number of cousins.

Pallbearers were Bill Reynolds, Lloyd Metcalf, W. H. Mims, Marshall Weems, Weldon Morris and Don Day.

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Annie Katherine "Kathy" (Tillman) Tramel
Jan 13, 1928 - Feb 24, 2012
 
Annie Katherine Tramel

BOSSIER CITY, LA - Annie Katherine Tramel passed away peacefully on Friday, February 24, 2012 after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Waller Baptist Church, 1257 Waller Avenue, Bossier City, LA. Officiating will be Brother Lane Moore. Burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette, TX Monday at 4 p.m. next to her beloved husband of 40 years, Hobson Elijah Tramel. Visitation will be Sunday February 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Airline Drive in Bossier City.

The world became a happier place on January 13, 1928 when Kathy was born in the small community of Dresden, TX. She was one of five daughters born to Johnny Cureton and Jessie Myrtle Tillman. At the age of 12 her family moved to Blooming Grove, TX after the death of her father. She inherited the "Texas tough" spirit from her mother, who raised five daughters in very hard times. Kathy and her sisters helped by picking cotton in the afternoon after school. After graduation from Kerens High School, she moved to Corsicana, TX and went to work for Bell South. Kathy married her childhood sweetheart, Hobson, after he returned from World War II. Hobson remained in the Air Force as a career. The frequent moves as a military wife taught her the skill of quickly turning a house into a home each time their military assignment took them to a new place. They developed lasting friendships through their years in the military, especially when they were stationed in France, far away from their family.

Kathy was a member of Waller Baptist church for the past 45 years. She was a member of the WMU and the Eunice Sunday School Class. She enjoyed her years as a member of the Golden Pioneers of Waller Baptist and was always ready to travel with the group. After she became a widow, her deacon at Waller Baptist, Paul Clark, never failed to remember her with a single long stem rose every month.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hobson; three sisters: Bertha Mae Ferrell and husband, Ordway; Lottie Cureton Allbritton and husband, Allen; and Geneva Odessa Tillman; three brothers-in-law: David Coffee; Robert Tramel and wife, Opal; Joe Tramel and wife, Kathleen; sister-in-law, Beatrice Tramel, and one granddaughter, Tiffany Michelle Tramel.

Kathy will be deeply missed, but affectionately remembered, by her family and friends. Kathy is survived by one sister, Theo Coffee and brother-in-law, Ray Tramel; daughter, Deborah Pleasant and husband, John R. Pleasant, Jr., of Shreveport; son, Johnny Hobson Tramel and wife, Deborah Shay Tramel of Montgomery, TX; granddaughters, Leslie Carrington Cantrell and husband, Warren, of Benton, LA; Brooke Carrington Alexander and husband, Alex, of Fayetteville, AR; Jennifer Tramel Novosad and husband, Brandon, of The Woodlands, TX; grandson, Timothy Shay Tramel and wife, Christy of Tomball, TX; step-granddaughters, Elizabeth Pleasant Hudson and husband, Scott, of Dunwoody, GA; Margaret Evelyn Pleasant of Denver, CO; and step-grandson, Kirk Pleasant and wife, Shino, of Vancouver, Canada; great-grandchildren, Cort Cantrell, Colin Cantrell, Corbin Cantrell, Mary Catherine Cantrell, Braden Tramel, Ethan Tramel, Miles Alexander, Malley Novosad, Eli Alexander, Avery Tramel, Parker Novosad , and Cohen Novosad ; step-great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Graham of Tomball, TX, Grace and Kate Hudson of Dunwoody, GA, Julian and Alice Pleasant of Vancouver, Canada and numerous, nephews and cousins.

The family wishes to acknowledge special gratitude for the assistance of Dr. Paul Schuler and his staff; Dr. Sally Ball and her staff, and the nurses and nursing assistants of WK Pierremont. We would like to acknowledge our grateful thanks to the many friends and neighbors who gave their love and support to our sweet beloved mother.

Pallbearers will be Warren Cantrell, Alex Alexander, Brandon Novosad, Tim Tramel, Cort Cantrell and Corbin Cantrell.


Faye (Chase) Poarch
Jun 21, 1928 - Oct 7, 2009

Faye C. Poarch was born in Rice, Texas on June 21, 1928 to Isham and Mary Kizziar Chase. Faye passed away at her home in Kaufman, Texas on Oct. 7, 2009.

She was raised in and around the Rice community and later moved to Hutchins in 1952. Faye worked for Southland Life Insurance Company in Dallas for over twenty years. When Faye retired she moved to Lake Palestine and then moved to Kaufman in 1992.

On OCt. 15, 1944 Faye married Robert L. Poarch in Rice, Texas. Her husband preceded her in death and Faye is survived by her son Robert Poarch Jr. and his whife Sharon of Ganado, daughter Bettye Payne and her husband Jerald of Kaufman, brother: Howard Chase of Canton, sister: Frances Chase of San Marcus, grandchildren: Melanie Waltong and Ashley Peachock and Wade Watkins, great grandchildren: Alyssa and Hanna Walton and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Kaufman with graveside services at Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.

Notes:

  • Per Kaufman Herald Obit; Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009
  • w/o Robert Lee Poarch; d/o Isham Harrell Chase & Mary Pearl (Kizziar) Chase
  • obituary has Myrtle Cemetery but she has a common headstone with her husband who is listed in the Rice Cemetery ???

Benny Dale Collier
Jul 18, 1958 - Jan 31, 2021
 
On Sunday, January 31, 2021, Benny Dale Collier was called home unexpectedly at the age of 62.

Benny Dale followed in his father’s footsteps and began his career at Mrs. Baird’s and retired from there after many years.

Benny Dale’s love of spending time with family, especially his grandkids, brought him so much joy. Being an avid domino player, he wanted to start up a game anywhere anytime. He also enjoyed fishing, hitting golf balls, using his smoker to make delicious dinners, and drinking a cold one.

Benny Dale is survived by son Benjamin Cole and wife Stephanie, Step daughter Jordan Smotts and husband Jonathan, grandchildren Cadence, Santiago, Haley, Caleb and Kinley, brother Ricky, nieces and nephews, ex-wife Leslie, as well as his dear friends Ed and Troy.

Benny Dale is preceded in death by his parents, Benny and Betty Collier, sister Rhonda, brother in-law James, sister in-law Kim, and loving daughter Haley.

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Mary Emily (Denbow) Callaway
Jun 23, 1871 - Aug 6, 1957

Chatfield Rites For Mrs. Callaway

Funeral rites for Mrs. George N. Callaway, 86, who died at the Twilight Home Tuesday afternoon, were held Wednesday a 4 p.m. from the Chatfield Methodist church. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin James.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Callaway had resided in Chatfield 79 years.

Surviving are three sons, J. R. Callaway, Brownsboro; J. E. Callaway, Mexia, and G. A. Callaway, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a brother, T. D. Denbow, and a sister, Mrs. Joe Fluker, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. M. Hodge, J. J. Keit, Earl Ellington, J. P. Hodge, Homer Harris and Glen Thompson.

Corley directed.

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William Philip Thorp
Oct 156, 1882 - Nov 12, 1977

William Thorp

CHATFIELD—Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Chatfield United Methodist Church for William P. Thorp, 85, resident of Chatfield, who died Saturday.

The Rev. Pat Whittemore will officiate, with burial following at Chatfield Cemetery.

Arrangements are wit Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Josie Thorp of Chatfield; a daughter, Miss Mary Josephine Thorp of Chatfield and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Pallbearers are Joe L. Thorp, William M. Thorp, Paul Thorp, J. H. McMillan, H. M. McMullan and Van G. Elkins.

R. T. Holsey is honorary pallbearers.

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James Edward Mizell
Jan 10, 1886 - Nov 14, 1957

J. E. Mizell Rites Friday

Funeral services for J. E. Mizell, 71, retired Magnolia employe, who died at his home in Chatfield Thursday afternoon, after an extended illness, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin James. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mizell was a life-long resident of Chatfield.

Surviving are his wife of Chatfield; a son, Jack R. Bates, Dallas; a brother, W. A. Mizell, Ennis; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Easterling, Chatfield and Mrs. H. P. Hodge, Wichita Falls; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Bates, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bryon Kirby, L. A. Bates, Morris Kirby, Earl Ellington, W. M. Harper, Leo Sands.

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Verna (King) Harper
Nov 15, 1883 - Oct 17, 1957

Former Chatfield Resident Dies

Mrs. Verna King Harper, 73, former resident of Chatfield, died Thursday at Edna, Texas.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Chatfield Methodist church with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Toppins, Presbyterian minister of Edna.

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Harper came to Navarro county when 10 years of age and resided at Chatfield 33 years before moving to Edna 20 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alpine Beard, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Betty Baker, Edna; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Green Berry Moore, Sr.
Jun. 30, 1878 - Mar. 6, 1956

Retired Farmer Dies At Pursley

G. B. Moore, 77, retired farmer-stockman, died at his home at Pursley near noon Tuesday. Funeral arrangements are pending.

He is survived by his widow at Pursley; three daughters—Mrs. Bernice Watkins of Eureka, Mrs. Ruth Waterman, Lancaster, Calif., and Mrs. Lorene Norwood of Waco; one son, G. B. Moore, Jr., of Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Burial will be in the New Pursley Cemetery.

McCammon will direct.

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Wednesday Rites For G. B. Moore

Funeral services for G. B. Moore, 77, retired farmer-stockman, who died at his home at Pursley Tuesday noon, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Pursley Baptist church. Burial was in the New Pursley Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. O. L. McCollum, Ennis, pastor of the Providence Baptist church, and J. C. Mahoney.

He is survived by his widow at Pursley; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Watkins of Eureka, Mrs. Ruth Waterman, Lancaster, Calif., and Mrs. Lorene Norwood of Waco; one son, G. B. Moore, Jr., of Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rex Gunn, Calvin Ganze, Max Ganze, A. M. Price, J. C. Mahoney, Ferma S. Stewart, Bob Ganze, Wallace Pryor, Raymond Price, Dean Murry, Mackie Clemons, Charlie Sanders, John Murry, L. L. Loftis, Mr. Granberry, Bob Clemons, Mr. Scroggins, O. T. Nutt, Curtis Clemons, Mayor Murry and Henry Pursley.

McCammon directed.

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Kathie Lou Clemons
Apr 3, 1956 - Apr 8, 1956

Clemons Infant Expires Sunday

Kathie Lou Clemons, five-day-old daughter of Sgt. And Mrs. Alvin H. (Buddy) Clemons of Killeen died in the Army Base Hospital in Killeen Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church at Pursley. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Elkhart Baptist minister. Burial will be in the New Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are the parents of Killeen and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Clemons, Pursley, and Mr. and Mrs. Palma E. Trent, Kerens, and a number of uncles and aunts.

Corley will direct.

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William Benjamin Lyles
1868 - Oct 14, 1956

Retired Farmer Expires Sunday

Wm. B. Lyles, 89, retired farmer, was found dead at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Lane, at Dawson Sunday night. Natural causes were ascribed as the cause of death.

A native of Georgia, he had resided in Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mattie Lane, Dawson; Mrs. Eunice Pool, Greggton; Mrs. Gladys Garner, Fort Worth; and Mrs. V. Sprinkle, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Banks and Mrs. Carrie Martin, both of Georgia; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements had not been perfected early Monday afternoon pending word from relatives, but burial will be in the Pursley cemetery.

Corley will direct.

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Calvin George Skinner
Sep 6, 1944 - May 27, 1956



Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 28, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Buried in Salem Cemetery, near Teague, Freestone County, Texas
  • s/o George W. Skinner & Maudie May (Armstrong) Skinner-Currie

Robert Lynn Weaver
Sep 22, 1945 - Sep 25, 2020

Robert Lynn Weaver of Corsicana passed away September 25, 2020.
Robert was born September 22, 1945 in Corsicana to Douglas and Nezzie Weaver. He graduated from Mildred High School in 1964 where he excelled in football, baseball and basketball.
Robert and Mary Jean Coley Weaver have been married for over 53 years. He had worked at Mildred High School in charge of transportation for 34 years. He had spent most of his life around Mildred ISD and loved being an Eagle.
Robert loved our Lord and Savior and was Baptized at Mildred Baptist Church.
He leaves behind his wife Mary Jean Weaver and sons Jeff Weaver and Christina Awtrey Weaver of Wylie and Don and Kayna Brashear Fairfield.
He leaves behind the absolute joys of his life, his grandchildren Hannah Weaver, Kyle Brashear and Coy Brashear and his great grandchild Channing Brashear. There was nothing in his life that meant more to him than his grandchildren.
Robert was a huge sports fan and always supported the Mildred Eagles, Texas Longhorns, New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers. He coached little league for numerous years and worked Mildred games as a statistician and various other jobs on game nights.
Robert leaves behind his beloved sister and brother in law Barney and Pat Thomas and his nephews of Randy and Pam Thomas and Robby and Teresa Thomas as well as Zach, Jacob and Stayton Thomas and their families. John and Darlene Warren and his nephews Chris Warren, Steven Warren and nieces Tresa Shimonek and Jodi Dickerson and their families as well his nephews Tommy Weaver and Shawn Weaver and their families plus numerous friends around the Navarro County area.
Predeceased are his father Douglas, mother Nezzi and his beloved brother Douglas Allen Weaver whom he spent countless hours with. His grandmother Emma Weaver his uncle Larry Heathcote and his grandparents Bennie and Katie Ruth Heathcote
Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Thomas, Robby Thomas, Kyle Brashear, Koy Brashear, Tommy Weaver, Chris Warren, Tim Watts and Adam West
A memorial service is planned for the Eureka Methodist Church at a date and time to be determined.

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James Earl Trull
Dec 7, 1954 - Oct 6, 2020

James Earl Trull was born in Corsicana, Texas on December 7, 1954 to Richard Floyd Trull and Evelyn Lou Lane, and passed away October 6, 2020 in Corsicana.

James worked for the City of Corsicana in the utility department for over 40 years. Always seen wearing his trademark cowboy hat, Wrangler jeans, and boots. James never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, with his signature smile and happy demeanor.

James lived his life as a devoted servant of God, whether it was playing his guitar in church, or on his missionary trips to Africa and Costa Rica. He was also a devoted family man who loved spending as much time as he could with them; traveling the country, fishing, hunting, camping, or sports activities with his grandchildren. James adored his wife Cynthia, with whom he shared a long and happy marriage of 47 years. Together, they had three children: Sherry, Kelly, and Christie.

James was preceded in death by his father Richard Trull, his sister Debra Ball, and his granddaughter Whitney Douthit.

James is survived by his mother Evelyn Trull Young of Bazetter; his wife Cynthia Trull of Mildred; children Sherry and Jeff Shumate of Waxahachie, Kelly and Michelle Trull of Eureka, daughter Christie Trull of Corsicana; brothers Donald Trull and wife Connie of Waco, Ricky Trull and wife Sherry of Bazette, Randy Trull and wife Paula of Corsicana; grandchildren Anthony and wife Adriana Potts, Brittany and husband Donnie LaRue, Jacob and wife Desiree Brooks, Kailey Broadway, Lindsey and husband Manuel Suarez, Jamie Tepe, Hagen Trull, Devin Rash, Treston Rash, Mckenzie Rash, Breylon Vanibuls, and Angie Young; great-grandchildren Alex, Connor, Kelton, Levi, Eli, Evaleigh, Elias, Jaxon, Peyton, and Houston.

Pallbearers are his grandsons Anthony Potts, Jacob Brooks, Devin Rash, Treston Rash, Hagen Trull, and Breylon Vanibuls.

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Ruth Ellen Scott
Jul 9, 1929 - Feb 19, 2020

Ruth Ellen Scott, was born July 9, 1929 and died at home, February 19, 2020. She was born in Corsicana, Texas, to George Benjamin (GB) Scott and Ruby Mildred (Bobe) Scott.
Ruth and her older sister Jo Nell Skews, appreciated each other’s different talents and personalities. They formed a close bond that lasted throughout their lives. For 91 years they had each other’s back and died only 7 months apart.
Ruth graduated from Corsicana High School and Navarro Junior College. She was a whiz with numbers and had a long career as a bookkeeper. After she retired professionally, she volunteered as Treasurer at her beloved Kinsloe House in Corsicana. It was noted that she was very efficient, did all the bookkeeping with pencil and paper and never made a mistake in the final filing of her reports!
She also was a bookkeeper for The James Blair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Corsicana, Texas for many years. Again, her appreciation for details and excellence helped many organizations function at their best.
Although Ruth never married, she had a special 50-year relationship with Joe Hashop, who passed away in 2005.
Ruth loved history and found a way to turn her fascination with record keeping and details into uncovering her family’s roots on Ancestery.com. She would excitedly tell Jo about each new discovery.
Through Ruth’s research, she and Jo were able to become members of the DAR and the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America.
Friends have said of Ruth that “She may have been small in stature, but she spoke with a mighty voice!” She had a dry sense of humor and was quite capable of slipping in a bit of sarcasm or wit under the radar.
Ruth always loved having a dog and most of the time two! She adored her dogs and spoiled them accordingly. Poodles and Yorkshire Terriers were her favorites of hers, but her last furry companion was a mutt named Max. Max may not have been a purebred, but he was devoted, smart and ever watchful over Ruth and Jo. He grew to be one of her most precious of pets.
Ruth and Jo spent the last years of their lives living together in her house on First Ave. They took care of each other and supported each other throughout the years. When Ruth was diagnosed with cancer, Jo uplifted her spirits and helped her remain positive. Along with hospice, her niece, Krystle Skews, nephew, Scott Skews, and great niece, Alethea Skews, helped Ruth remain at home during her final months.
Ruth was preceded in death by her father, George Benjamin (GB) Scott and her mother, Ruby Mildred (Bobe) Scott.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, Sharon Carter, Scott and his spouse Janet Skews, Geoffrey and his spouse Arnita Skews, Kevin Skews and his spouse Ruth Kumpe, and Krystle Skews. Also, great nieces, Alethea Deva Skews, Colleen Carter, Lezley Carter, Nikalina and her spouse Trey Herod, Zoey and her spouse Clayton Nelson , Sherri Mullin and Lecia and her spouse Shane Greer.
A memorial service for Ruth and her sister Jo, will be held at Corley’s Funeral Home at 418 N. 13th St. Corsicana Texas, 75110, at October 17th at 2:00 p.m. Chaplain Manual Henriquez will officiate the Memorial.
Corley Funeral Home

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Jo Nell (Scott) Skews
Mar 16, 1926 - Sep 17, 2020

Jo Nell Skews, was born March 16, 1926 and died at home, September 17, 2020. Jo was born in Corsicana, Texas, to George Benjamin (GB) Scott and Ruby Mildred (Bobe) Scott.

Jo and her sister Ruth Ellen Scott, knew from an early age that they would share a special bond. For 91 years they had each other’s back and died only 7 months apart.

Jo graduated from Corsicana High School and attended vocational training. She received her LVN license and spent many years as a surgery nurse. She also became an office manager and assisted in animal surgeries at Bobby Barham’s Corsicana Veterinary Clinic.

Jo’s number one passion was her family. She had an almost psychic sense where her children and grandchildren were concerned. Many a time, if something was up, you’d get a sudden phone call- asking how things were going. Her love was unconditional.

Some of her other passions were reading, antiques, more reading, painting, driving, music, philosophy and of course, re-reading her favorite books. She was a searcher of truth and could discourse with anyone on any topic for extended lengths of time! Her friends were numerous throughout the world. In High School, she was a member of The Interscholastic League and the only member listed under “Extemporaneous Speaker” – a talent she perfected.

Jo married Leslie (Les) Kenneth Skews, in 1945. Together they had five children. Sharon Carter, Scott Skews, Geoffrey Skews, Kevin Skews, and Krystle Skews.

In 1952, Jo, Sharon and Scott, moved to Germany where Les was stationed for a couple of years, then back to the United States. Though Jo loved to travel, her base has always been Corsicana, Texas.

She was a treasured member of the Kinsloe House in Corsicana, as well as Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America.

Jo was known for her amazing book reviews at the Kinsloe House. Her topics were always intriguing and her reviews brought out her talent for speaking for an hour without the help of notes. They were imaginative and filled with detail. By the end of her review- you definitely wanted to read the book!

She will be missed by all that knew her – for to know her- was to love her. To say that Jo was a unique and special person, just doesn’t describe her impact on the lives of her family and friends. She touched your heart and uplifted your spirit. Her smile and laughter were the music of the universe.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother and her granddaughter, Ronda Michelle Carter.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Carter, Scott and his spouse Janet Skews, Geoffrey and his spouse Arnita Skews, Kevin Skews and his spouse Ruth Kumpe, and Krystle Skews. Grandchildren, Alethea Deva Skews, Colleen Carter, Lezley Carter, Nikalina and her spouse Trey Herod , Zoey and her spouse Clayton Nelson, Sherri Mullin and Lecia and her spouse Shane Greer . Plus, her great, grandchildren and many cousins.

A memorial service for Jo and her sister Ruth, will be held at Corley’s Funeral Home at 418 N. 13th Corsicana Texas 75110 at October 17th at 2:00 p.m. Chaplain Manual Henriquez will officiate the Memorial.

In lieu of flowers donations for Jo, can be made to the SPCA.
https://secure.aspca.org/donate

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Ruth Schwartz
Oct 2, 1916 - Sep 30, 2020

Just two days shy of celebrating 104 years of a remarkable life filled with love and happiness, Ruth Keith Schwarz entered Christ's eternal rest.

Ruth was born to Francis and Fleta Keith on October 02, 1916 in Van Alstyne, Texas. In 1933, she married Fred G. Schwarz. To this union were born Carol Schwarz (Sowell) and Charles Keith Schwarz, Sr.

She is preceded in death by her husband Fred G. Schwarz, daughter, Carol Schwarz Sowell, and son Charles Keith Schwarz, Sr., son-in-law Maynard Sowell, her parents, four brothers and their spouses, as well as her three sisters and their spouses.

Surviving grandchildren include: Lance Sowell, Keith Sowell (Loree), Brett Sowell, Scott Sowell (Grace), Ruth Kirk (Jared), Charles Keith Schwarz, Jr., Crystal Weaver (Bobby) and daughter-in-law, Josie Schwarz. She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces, as well as great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Ruth was an accomplished seamstress who also enjoyed quilting and painting. She loved the Lord and to read God's word. Her life will be remembered as a testimony of Christ's love.

Graveside services will be held on 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020, in Van Alystne Cemetery, Van Alystne, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Believer's Bible Church, Corsicana, or to a favored charity. Ruth was blessed in her final years with the loving care of her Heritage Oaks Assisted Living family. Her family appreciates their kindness, compassion, and unwavering constant care and devotion.

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Delia Joyce Cope
Dec 30, 1959 - Sep 22, 2020

Delia Joyce Cope, 60, passed away in her home in Athens, Texas surrounded by loved ones on September 22, 2020. She fought a long and courageous battle with cancer before succumbing to her illness. She was born December 30, 1959, in Corsicana, Texas, and grew up in the neighboring town of Kerens.

Visitation will take place Monday, September 28, 2020, from 4-8 p.m. at Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Lunch will take place at noon Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at The Living for the Brand Cowboy Church in Athens, Texas.

Funeral Service will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at The Living for the Brand Cowboy Church, 902 Tx-7 Loop, Athens, Texas. Gravesite to follow service at the Athens Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers you can donate to the Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association.

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Vera (Rutherford) Abbott
May 31, 1937 - Sep 17, 2020

Vera Rutherford Abbott, beloved Nanny, of Powell, TX passed away peacefully at home on September 17, 2020 at the age of 83 with dignity, grace, and freshly done hair. She was a longtime member of Powell Baptist Church. Her favorite thing in the world was to be surrounded by friends and family, especially her twin sister Vivian, close family friends Sonny Bancroft and Susan Carver, and brothers-in-law Danny Abbott, Leamon Rogers, and Nolan Baker. She worked in retail most of her life in various capacities, but her favorite was working at Harvie’s and was affectionately known as the “Harvie’s Lady” around town.

Vera was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Roy Abbott in 2008, and parents Odie “Red” and Jimmie Rutherford. She is survived by daughter, Donna Simmons of Powell, grandson Chris Simmons and wife Amanda, granddaughter Heather Spell and husband Jeremy, great-grandsons Ryan and Colin Spell, great-granddaughters Evelyn Spell, Faith and Brianna Boyte, and sisters Peggy Joan McClendon and Vivian Lowe of Corsicana, as well as, many well loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 - 6:00 PM on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at Corley Funeral Home Chapel, on Monday, September 21 at 10:00 AM with Morris Holcomb and Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Mankin Cemetery in Trinidad where she will be laid to rest next to her late husband Roy Abbott who passed away August 1, 2008. Pallbearers will be Lance Rutherford, Adam Woldt, Mike Lowe, Gary Dutton, Drew Douglas, Jeremy Spell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sonny Bancroft, Brian Lowe, Derrell McClendon, Rick Boyett.

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Gerald Don Tekell
Sep 5, 1929 - Sep 29, 2020

Gerald Don Tekell, 91, of Corsicana, passed away at his home on September 29, 2020 with his wife Lynda, and step-daughter Dayna, at his side.

Don was born September 5, 1929 to Marvin and Gladys (Jordan) Tekell in Corsicana.

Don was a man of strong integrity and character, very trustworthy, and dependable. What directed his values and life was his faith in Jesus Christ. He began each and every day by reading his Bible. Don was faithful at heart, serving the Lord as a deacon at First Baptist Church since 1962. Family and friends were very important to him.

Don was a graduate of Baylor University with a MBA and has been a lifelong supporter of the Bears.

He managed Tekell Furniture Company with his brother Joe Bob for 32 years. In 1983, he changed careers and got into the banking business with Interfirst Bank. He finished his 35-year career in banking at Citizens National Bank.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; first wife June Carol Tekell; and his brother Joe Bob Tekell.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Lynda Tekell; sons Keith (Donna) Tekell of Knoxville, TN, Craig (Christi) Tekell of Corsicana, Victor (Gabrielle) Tekell of Houston; step-daughters Dayna Mayer of Tyler and Roxanne Waterman (Eddie) of Tyler; grandchildren Tyler Tekell of Corsicana, Christian (Kelsey) Tekell, Hayley (Nick) Nieto, Emily Tekell all of Houston, Ashley (Mason) Parker of Knott, TX, Courtney (Jourdan)Brogdon of Houston, Kristen (Shawn) Boyd of Waco, and Jonathan (Jillian) Tekell of Dallas. Step-grandchildren are Erin (Trevor) McNeill, Camille (Houston) Munsinger, and Russell Waterman all of Tyler, Sol Mayer of Norman OK and Avery Mayer of San Angelo; great-grandchildren are Bethany and Makenna Brogdon, Kara Boyd, Reagan Salmon, Cooper Munsinger, and two more on the way.

The family would like to give special thanks to Don's caregivers Brenda Suddeth, Valerie Clay, Bernice Henry, and Juanita Harris.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don's name to the building fund at First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

A visitation will be held Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with a service to be held at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.

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Lelia (Owen) Hamilton
Apr 18, 1920 - Sep 13, 2020

Lelia Owen Hamilton went to be with Our Lord Sunday, September 13, 2020. Lelia was born in Kerens, Texas on April 18th, 1920. She was a graduate of Southern Methodist University beginning her education there at age 16. She was an active and lifelong Presbyterian and devoted member of Westminster Presbyterian Church her entire life, serving as a Deacon and as an Elder. She married Robert Leroy Hamilton in December of 1942.

She and her husband Robert established Hamilton House Interiors which was located in the historic Pace home in Corsicana. She and Robert shared their love of designing and acquiring furnishings from Europe and the States to decorate special homes in Texas and beyond.

Lelia's love of beauty was evident in everything she did in life. She delighted in entertaining in their home and at her ancestral farmhouse in East Texas. Her gourmet cooking and gardening were also her avocations.
Her biggest joy was her family and her many friends that she considered to be her earthly treasures. Her life was truly lived as a tribute to the Presbyterian Catechism, to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

She is preceded in death by her parents Robert Dale Owen and Orlena Daniel Owen and her beloved Robert Hamilton to whom she was married for 57 joyous years.

She is survived by her daughters Lelia Dale and husband Henry Lamb Richter of Columbus, Ohio, and grandson Henry Hamilton Richter and wife Karrie Madison of Columbus, Ohio, her daughter Elizabeth Orlena and husband John Gregory Gallagher of Shelby, North Carolina, and grandsons Robert Gregory Gallagher and wife Criselda Roque Gallagher of Dallas, Texas, and John Owen Gallagher of Shelby, North Carolina, her Goddaughter Elizabeth Ann and husband Jerry Glaspy of Ennis, Texas, and her many, many treasured friends.

Funeral Services were held at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas, in celebration of her life as a witness to the Resurrection.

In lieu of flowers, in memory of Lelia, memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital [email protected], The Humane Society of Navarro County PO Box 1734,Corsicana, Texas 75151, [email protected], COVID Relief and Hurricane Victims at Camp Gilmont, 6075 State Hwy 155 N. Gilmer, Texas 75644 Attn: Cara [email protected]

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Everado "Lalo" Mendoza, Jr.
Nov 20, 1975 - Jul 12, 2020
 
Mr. Everardo "Lalo" Mendoza, Jr., age 44, of Corsicana, Texas passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Charlton Methodist Hospital. He was born on November 20, 1975 in Laredo, Texas to Everardo Mendoza, Sr. and Blinzia Chavez.

"Lalo", as he was known, was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was a loving man of God who enjoyed preaching God's Word and singing for His Lord. Lalo cherished the times he spent with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife Suzette Gonzalez Mendoza, children; Preseus Rojas, Sophia Martinez, and Christopher Gonzalez; parents, Ricardo and Blinzia Lancon; father, Everardo Mendoza Sr.; brother, Gilberto E. Martinez and wife Judith; sister, Consuelo Martinez; nieces and nephew, Anjaleena Sanchez, Alijandra Sanchez, Arialeena Sanchez, Gilberto Martinez Jr., Esmeralda Martinez, Ruby Martinez and Avah Martinez; brother-in-law, Salvador Sanchez along with his uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Lalo is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Consuelo and Erasto Chavez, uncle, Edmundo Chavez, Sr.; aunt Gloria Chavez and niece Addelena Sanchez.

Pallbearers will be Consuelo Martinez, Gilberto Martinez, Sr., Josue Aceves, AJ Arreola, JR Reyes, Theo Panchoveli, Steven Garcia, Pastor Ricky, Mariano Martinez, and Tony Talamantes.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home with social distancing guidelines. Everyone will be required to wear a mask before entering the building. Funeral services will be Friday, July 17, 2020 at 9 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bryan Trejo officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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Jessie Urban McAfee
Nov 6, 1879 - Jun 6, 1960

Rev. McAfee Dies In Austin
Rev. J. U. McAfee, 80, native of Corsicana, died early Monday in an Austin hospital after an extended illness. He was a brother to Mrs. Ross Sutton, Corsicana.
Private funeral services will be conducted sometime Tuesday morning in Austin, but further details were not available.
Rev. McAfee was a retired Methodist minister. He had been ill for 10 years and had been hospitalized for the past year.
Survivors, other than the widow, include two daughters, Mrs. Tracy Varnell, Odessa and Mrs. Dreen Ringland, Tulsa. Okla.; three sons, H. J. McAfee and Ralph L. McAfee both of New York, N.Y. and Stewart McAfee with the U.S. Navy in Philadelphia, four sisters, Mrs. Sutton, Corsicana, Mrs. A. A. Bennett, Providence R.I., Mrs. L. G. Daniel, Waco and Mrs. Bryan Williams, Galveston; one brother, Dr. A. M. McAfee, Woodville; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family requested no flowers sent.

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Oscar William Knight
Jan 3, 1886 - Jan 30, 1957

Retired Farmer Dies Wednesday

O. W. Knight, 72, retired farmer, 1407 West Eleventh avenue, Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Bazette Baptist Church Friday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Bazette Baptist cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert McKissick, Teague Baptist minister.

Knight resided in the Bazette community prior to moving to Corsicana 10 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. R. R. Houston, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Allen Jamison, Corsicana; three grandchildren; a brother, G. F. Knight, Fairfield; three sisters, Mrs. C. E. Nelson, Wichita Falls; Mrs. T. B. Barker, Fairfield, and Mrs. Beatrice Hayes, Teague.

Pallbearers will be Roy Pierce, Troy Pierce, Kirvin Pierce, Carter Pierce, Roger Nowell and Russell Nowell.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Joseph T. Shelton
Jan 5, 1842 - Oct 6, 1921

The Sick and Convalescent

The venerable father of Tom Shelton of Kerens community is reported very low.

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Ricky Lynn McKinley
Sep 9, 1962 - Dec 19, 2009

RICKY'S OBITUARY
Mr. Ricky Lynn McKinley, 47, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2009 in Corsicana.
He was born September 9, 1962 to Ima Darlene and Freddy Owens McKinley in Waxahachie, Texas.
A private family burial was held at Dresden Cemetery, Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:00 PM.
Arrangements were made by Corley Funeral Home.


Zeal (Pool) Body
Jan 29, 1904 - Mar 22, 1954

FUNERAL SERVICE THURSDAY

The funeral service for Mrs. Zeal Body will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. L. J. Johnson conducting at Morning Star Baptist church, 1100 block East Twelfth avenue, Corsicana, Texas.
--The Body Family

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Katherine J. (Henderson) Body
Nov 10, 1925 - Nov 3, 1976

Mrs. Body

Wake services will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel for Mrs. Catherine J. Body, 49, resident of 905 North Sixth Street, who died suddenly Wednesday morning.

Services will be at 3 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. R. L. Jones officiating. Burial will be at
Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Henderson Body of Corsicana; three sons, David Henderson III, and Derwin Clay; one grandson, three sisters, Mrs. Bernice Johnson, and Mrs. Mozelle Williams both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ola Mae Davis of Houston; two brothers, Melvin Henderson of Corsicana and A. J. Lovett of Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Robert Body, Sr.
Nov 23, 1905 - Nov 9, 1977

Robert Body

Services were to be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Wilgo Baptist Church for Robert Body Sr., 71, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. E. H. Davis was to officiate, with burial following at
Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hattie Body of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Price and Mrs. Birdie Smith, both of Corsicana; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three brothers, Henderson Body of Corsicana, Allen Body of Marlin and William Body of Tyler and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 14, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Zeal (Pool) Body (marriage record says Zeal O’Bryant married Oct 14, 1933) & Hattie Mae (Parish) Body; s/o David Body & Mary (Woods) Body

Robert Body, Jr.
Jun 17, 1930 - Jul 14, 1976

Man discovered dead in jail

Robert T. Body, 1006 E. 6th, 45, died in City Jail Wednesday around 4:50 p.m. JP W. H. Tipton ordered an autopsy, which was performed Thursday morning.

Body was placed in jail at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday after being charged with public intoxication. An 18-year-old man in the cell with Body said Body had not complained of feeling ill, but at about 4:50 p.m. he caught his midsection with his hands and slumped over his bed and would not respond. The man said that he called for help but was unable to attract anyone’s attention.

He was found at 5:05 p.m. by Sgt. Melvin Byrd as he was preparing to feed the prisoners. Byrd reported he found the man face down across the foot of a bed in the cell with his feet up on the bars.

Byrd reported that he called an ambulance. He reported that he was unable to find a pulse on Body at that time.

Byrd reported that two doctors at Memorial Hospital worked on Body for 45 minutes trying to revive him. He also reported that Body’s daughter and sister told him that Body had been having seizures. He also reported that Body had some pills with his belongings in a locker at the Police Station.

Police Chief Don Massey reported Body was on medication and was given his pills at the prescribed times by the jailer.

Services are pending at Calhoun Funeral Home.

He was a native of Corsicana and was a graduate of G. W. Carver High School in Dawson. He attended Texas College in Tyler and was a United States Army veteran.

Survivors include three children, Mrs. Patricia Gardner of Dallas, Robert Body III of Lancaster, Calif., and Mrs. Debbie Austin of Dallas; four grandchildren; his father, Robert Body, Sr. of Corsicana; his step-mother, Mrs. Hattie Mae Body of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Price of Corsicana and Mrs. Birdie Mae Smith of Corsicana; three uncles and other relatives.

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Seizure Probable Cause of Death

Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton has released preliminary autopsy report on Robert T. Body who died in the Corsicana City Jail July 14th.

The report made by Dr. John Barnes, said that Body, 45, had a record of grand mal seizures (epilepsy). He said that he had been admitted to Memorial Hospital for this illness in March of 1975 and was being treated with medication.

Barnes said that since there were no abnormalities within the body and no injuries to the body than death was probably from smothering during a seizure.

Barnes said that toxicology studies will be performed before a final report is made on cause of death.

Barnes mailed the preliminary report to Tipton on July 16.

Body was found slumped over his bed at 4:50 p.m. July 14 in his cell. He had been arrested for public intoxication and placed in jail July 13.

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Olin Manuel Mayfield
Apr 2, 1888 - Jun 25, 1954

Negro Merchant Expires Friday

O. M. Mayfield, 67, operator of a grocery and market a6 301 North Second street, was dead on arrival in a Calhoun ambulance at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday.

He was stricken with a heart attack at his store about 10 a.m. Friday.

Mayfield was chairman of the board of deacons of the Sixth Avenue Baptist church and had long been prominent in church and civic affairs of the negro community.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery with Calhoun in charge.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Lloyd Mayfield, Nevada; three brothers, A. M. Mayfield, Corsicana; Dr. Euless C. Mayfield, Fort Worth, and Rev. Edward Mayfield, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Gippie Bonner, Fort Worth and Mrs. Parthena Givens, Corsicana.

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Emma (Mikel) Washington-Mayfield
Feb 8, 1895 - Dec 13, 1973

Mrs. Mayfield

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church for Mrs. Emma Mayfield, 74, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. James Chaney will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home.

She had been a resident of Corsicana for 50 years.

Surviving are a son, George Washington of Dallas; a granddaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Sanders of Ennis; four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Mae Brown of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Josephine McGinnis of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Gertrude Adams of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Liza Jones of Detroit, Mich.; and three brothers, Roosevelt Mikel, Mack Mikel and John Henry Newson, all of Corsicana.

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Fannie Lemon (Lee) Farmer
Jan 21, 1878 - Dec 7, 1957


Former Dawson Resident Dies

Mrs. Fannie Farmer, 89, died in a Dallas hospital Saturday after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Dawson Church of Christ with burial in the Dawson cemetery. Ronnie Perryman, Church of Christ minister, officiated.

Mrs. Farmer resided in Dawson until a year ago when she moved to Dallas to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Nell Bond.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. R. A. Thompson, Fort Worth; Mrs. L. D. Kiser, Denver City; Dr. Ollie Magee, Kilgore; Mrs. Frank Aston, Anchorage, Alaska, and Mrs. Bond, Dallas; three sons, Robert R. Farmer, Gainesville; Dr. John Frank Farmer, Gladewater, and Gus Farmer, minister of the Ferguson Road Church of Christ, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Gus, Hillis, Dawson; two brothers, Frank Lee, Oklahoma City, and J. D. Lee, Waco; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Haden Henry Farmer
Feb 27, 1897 - Nov 18, 1973

H. H. Farmer

DAWSON—Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Dawson for Haden Henry Farmer, 76, of Dawson, who died Sunday afternoon at his home in Dawson. Rev. Bernard Stein, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at the Dawson Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home.

He was a retired principal and teacher and had taught in Lancaster, Beaumont, Dallas and Tulsa, Okla.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edith Farmer of Dawson; a brother, Gilmer Farmer of Dawson; two sisters, Miss Josephine Farmer of Dawson and Mrs. Fay Harrison of Dallas.

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Zora Lee (Durbin) Farmer
Feb 8, 1902 - Nov 22, 1962

Mrs. Farmer Of Dawson Expires

DAWSON, Nov. 23, (Spl)—Mrs. Zora Lee Farmer, 60, die din the Nan Travis hospital at Jacksonville Thursday. She had been ill several months.

Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Church of Chris here with burial in the Dawson Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Minister E. B. Conner.

Surviving are her husband, Gilmer Farmer, Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Martiniatis, San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. Ernestine Tarrant, Jacksonville; a son, John H. Farmer, Odessa; two half brothers and four half sisters, and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

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Margie A. Melton Whorton
Dec 20, 1926 - Apr 24, 2021
 
Margie Melton Whorton passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Bellville, Texas at the age of 94. Margie was born on December 20, 1926 in Blooming Grove, Texas (Navarro County) to Ben Buckner Melton and Effie Staggs Melton in Blooming Grove, Texas (Navarro County). She grew up and attended school in Blooming Grove, Texas. Upon graduating from Blooming Grove High School in 1945, she received the Best Athlete Award.

On June 26, 1947, Margie married Joe Robert Whorton in Corsicana, Texas, after Joe returned home from his service in World War II. They made their home in Thompsons/Rosenberg area where Joe was employed by Humble Oil Company. In 1963, Humble Oil/Exxon transferred Joe to the Raccoon Bend field and they moved to Bellville.

Margie and Joe were active members of First Baptist Church of Bellville. Over the years, Margie served on numerous Church committees, however, her favorite was the Bereavement Committee, where she fixed meals and made wonderful desserts for grieving family members. She had a great fondness for the elderly and would take homemade food to elderly friends in Bellville. Margie was an excellent cook and loved entertaining people in her home... always the generous, ultimate hostess. She was known as “Nannie” by her family. Nannie loved to bring out the “good dishes and crystal” to set her table beautifully for everyone.

Margie was an extremely social, personable being and loved people in general, but she especially loved her large family and close friends. She described herself as a “people person” and was always planning the next social event for different occasions. Margie was involved in numerous activities and organizations within the community. As one of the early members of the Austin County Aggie Moms’ Club, Margie was a very proud Aggie mom due to both children and two grandsons, along with numerous relatives, that are Aggie graduates. Margie was an avid antiques collector for many years and then, became an antiques dealer. She worked in the banking industry for many years, retiring from First National Bank in Bellville. In her younger years, she was an excellent seamstress and energetic gardener, spending countless hours working on her plants.

Also, she enjoyed shopping, playing dominoes and 42 with friends. Nannie loved attending the grandkids’ school and sports activities while they were growing up. Nannie was the “organizer” for our family and a little hyperactive. She stayed busy and was always involved in something.

Margie accomplished all of her attempted endeavors with lightning speed, however, they were done well.

Margie is survived by her son, Rick Whorton of Spring; her daughter, Holly and husband, Keith “Butch” Smith of Sugar Land; grandchildren: Michelle Whorton, Ashley Whorton Sanders (Mark), Matthew Smith (Victoria) and Andrew Smith; her great granddaughters: Audrey Sanders and Charlotte Smith; her brother, Jake Melton (Mary Ann); sister-in-law, Nancy Melton Wiseman (Johnny).

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Effie Melton; her sisters: Helen Farish, Bernice Sanders, and Betty Wilson; and her brother, Doug Melton.

A special thank you to all of Margie’s caregivers for their excellent care these last years of her life.

Pallbearers are her nephews: Mike Sanders, Larry Farish, Benny Melton, Brett Melton, Bobby Spain, John Spain, and Mike Spain.

Margie will be buried in the Dresden Cemetery which her great grandfather, Ethan Melton, helped to establish in 1847. He came to Texas around 1838 to settle his brother’s estate, after news reached him that his brother had died in the battle of the Alamo. Ethan was one of the first settlers in the area during the Republic of Texas time period and was instrumental in the creation of Navarro County, becoming the first county treasurer and postmaster. Margie was very proud of her family heritage and her Texas roots.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to either:
Dresden Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 67
Blooming Grove, Texas 75526

or

First Baptist Church
504 East Strauss Street
Bellville, Texas 77418

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • w/o Joe Robert Whorton; d/o Benjamn Buckner "Ben" Melton & Effie Serine (Staggs) Melton

Hamilton Jefferson “Shorty” Ewing
Aug 2, 1899 - Oct 15, 1957

Funeral Rites For Hamilton Ewing

Funeral rites for Hamilton (Shorty) Ewing who died at home in Dallas Monday were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Corley Chapel. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by James A. Deas, Mexia Church of Christ, minister. The IOOF Lodge had charge of the graveside services. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

A native of Kaufman county, Ewing came to Corsicana and Navarro county from Mexia in 1924 and moved to Dallas in 1954.

Ewing had been in ill health for several years. He formerly was engaged in the café, real estate and insurance business here and was well-known.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Edgar Ewing (the rest of the article is torn off)

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Raymond L. Burge
Feb 27, 1915 - Dec 15, 1957

Raymond L. Burge Expires Sunday

Raymond L. Burge, 42, welder, 5100 Lyndon Drive, Fort Worth, native of Corsicana, died in a Fort Worth hospital Sunday morning following a several months’ illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ryan Clemmens, pastor of the Metropolitan Baptist church in Fort Worth.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Burge, Fort Worth; mother, Alice Burge, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. James Savaniano, New Jersey; four brothers, Preston Burge, Irving; Jesse, Allen and Jack Burge, all of Fort Worth, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Ruth (Rosser) Burge
Apr 7, 1907 - Nov 19, 1972

Mrs. R. R. Burge

FAIRFIELD—Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield for Mrs. Ruth Rosser, Burge, 65, of Fairfield and formerly of Corsicana, who died Sunday night in Fairfield when she fell under her moving car while getting out. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include twin sisters, Mary Monahany of Fairfield and Nannie Baker of Terrell; a brother, Joe Rosser of Moody; two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Burge and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Burge, all of Fort Worth; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Capps Funeral Home in Fairfield.

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William Autry "Archie" Burge
Nov 12, 1937 - Jun 19, 1962

Friday Rites For Soldier

Graveside rites for Pfc. William Autry Burge, 24, who was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Korea last June 19, will be held at Hamilton Cemetery Friday at 3 p.m. Burge was a native of Corsicana, although he had lived in the Fort Worth area most of his life.

Rev. E. Bryan Clements will officiate.

Funeral services for the military policeman will be conducted in Shannan Chapel in Fort Worth Friday at 11 a.m.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Burge; a sister, Shirley Ann Burge, two brothers, Jimmie and Leon Burge, all of Fort Worth; and grandmothers, Mors. Ollie Grantom, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Alice Burge, Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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William L. “Willie/Bill” Burge
May 25, 1911 - Sep 13, 1974

W. L. Burge

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Willie L. (Bill) Burge, 63, 2828 Falls Dr., Dallas, who died Friday in Arlington. The Rev. H. G. Weathers of Houston will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Nephews will be pallbearers.

He was the son of O. A. Burge of Corsicana.

He had been a shipping clerk for 30 years for Great Southwest Co., was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 52 of Dallas and a veteran of World War II in the Air Force.

Surviving are his father; his widow, Mrs. Cora Burge of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Reed of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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Bessie Alice (Williams) Burge-Stinnett
Feb 15, 1894 - Oct 17, 1963

Rites Saturday Mrs. Stinnett

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Burge Stinnett, 69, of Fort Worth, formerly of Corsicana, who died Thursday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Mrs. Stinnett was a native of Dawson.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Savoriano, Saddle Brook, N.J.; four sons, Preston L. Burge, Irving; J. W. Burge, Fort Worth; Jack Burge, US Army, Hawaii, and R. A. Burge, Garland; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Finley, and two brothers, Jim and LeRoy Williams, all of Athens; 12 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be D. C. Moles, Jimmy Burge, Leon Burge, Preston Burge, Jr.; Robert Lima and Donal Day Burge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct 19, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (death certificate says Mrs. Alice V. Stinnett - divorced -practical nurse - died Terrell State Hospital, Terrell, Tx. - d/o Jim Williams and Rosie (Miller) Williams) (I found an obit for her father – James S. Williams buried Modrall cemetery- h/o Rosa A. (Shaw) Williams – Rosa must have been married to Shaw before James Williams) (her sister is listed as Fannie Ellen Shaw Finley buried in Athens Cemetery per find a grave says she was born in Alabama born 1888)

Clora V. (Cox) Price
May 31, 1907 - Jan 8, 1957

Mrs. Clora Price Rites Thursday

Mrs. Clora Price, 49, died in Galveston Tuesday.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. Howard Knox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, J. H. Price, Galveston; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Uriarte, Houston, and Miss Emma Lou Price, Galveston; a son, Virgil Price, Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. Maydelle Hawkins and Mrs. Patty Bell, both of Houston; four brothers, Herbert Cox, Dallas; Dewey Cox, Lamarque; R. B. Cox, Waxahachie, and Harvey Cox, Temple, and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Billy Cox, Joe Gregory, Roscoe King, Lonnie Davis, Ray Cox and Morris King.

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Charles Jerry Dobbs
May 18, 1897 - Aug 1, 1976

Charles Dobbs

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Charles J. Dobbs, 79, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Roy Davis will officiate, and burial will follow at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

He was a native of Oakland, Okla., lived in Corsicana since 1930, and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. C. J. Dobbs of Corsicana; two brothers, Jackson H. Dobbs of San Diego, Calif. and J. E. Dobbs of Tyler; and a sister, Miss Mary Frances Dobbs of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Dick Everett, George McPherson, W. W. Lord, Alton Truitt, M. H. Statham and Tom Eady.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Businessmen’s Bible Class of First United Methodist Church.

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Annie Garnett (Russell) Beman
Aug 20, 1874 - Nov 21, 1957

Friday Rites For Mrs. Beman

Funeral rites for Mrs. Garnett Beman, 82, who died at Twilight Home Thursday morning, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

Mrs. Beman was a member of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Dobbs, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lola Morris, Albion, Neb.; two grandchildren, R. C. Beman, Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Ardah Kinsey, Perrysburg, Ohio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl Boyd, Fullwood Boyd, P. E. Trent, George Gallaway, Ross Sutton and Jim Rogers.

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Bennie Lee Windham, Sr.
Sep 7, 1895 - Oct 9, 1963

B. L. Windham Rites Saturday

B. L. Windham, formerly of Corsicana, died in Dallas Wednesday, and graveside rites were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, conducted the rites.

Windham operated the Windham café in Corsicana from 1940 to 1950 when he moved to Dallas. He was employed by Youngblood’s Chicken Shacks, Inc., in Dallas, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist church in Italy.

Surviving are three sons, Lewis Windham, Irving; Frank Windham, Dallas, and Ben Windham, Jr., Galveston; four daughters, Mrs. Edd Stone and Mrs. C. V. Jordon, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Earl Miles, Houston, and Mrs. O. M. Taylor, Dallas; 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Taylor, Harold Riddle, Alvin Holley, Earl Palmer, J. W. Bradham and Larry Joe Cowan, all grandsons.

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Alice Vernor (Donnell) Windham
Jan 2, 1925 - Feb 7, 1975

Mrs. Windham

MALAKOFF-Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Malakoff for Mrs. Alice Windham, 50, who died Friday afternoon.

Rev. Bill Reisor will officiate with burial to follow in the Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana. She was a native of Lampasas and had lived at Star Harbor at Cedar Creek for the last seven years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Mike Windham of Irving and Don Windham of Athens; one brother, Ray Donnell of Star Harbor; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Morris of Utica, N.Y.; and a grandchild.

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Lizzie Florence (Pope) Thomas
Feb 14, 1886 - Jul 7, 1957

Dawson Resident Services Monday

DAWSON, July 8.—(Spl.)—Mrs. S. A. Thomas, 71, long-time Dawson resident, died at her home here Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. L. Milner, pastor.

Surviving are her husband, Dawson; four sons, Henry Thomas, Athens; Arthur Thomas, Pasadena; Frank Thomas, Fort Worth; and Joe Thomas, Memphis, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four brothers, David Pope, Oklahoma City; Wylie Pope, Maude, Okla.; Charles Pope, Durant, Okla.; and Tommy Pope, Borger; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Dowd, Corsicana; Mrs. Lula Mahans, FortWorth, and Mrs. Eula Kimbrough, Waco, and other relatives.

The Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Shelly Ambrose “Sully” Thomas
Oct 30, 1881 - Apr 21, 1966

S. A. Thomas Rites Friday

Funeral services for S. A. Thomas, 84, retired farmer, who died in a Hillsboro rest home Thursday, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Dawson Methodist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sam Mohundro, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Mickey Loftis, pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, four sons, Henry Thomas, Athens; Arthur Thomas, Houston; Frank Thomas, Fort Worth, and Joe Thomas, Longview; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Sanford Thomas, Chicago, and George Thomas, Ft. Worth; a sister, Mrs. Ella Pope, Quanah; seven step-children, Mrs. Floy Hayes, Hillsboro; Mrs. Leroy Barton, Corsicana; Mrs. J. T. Yates, Houston; Marvin and Ray Dowd, Dallas; Mrs. Earl Leyendecker, Corsicana and Mrs. C. N. Lamance, Texas City, and other relatives.

Eubanks directed.

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Mary Catherine (Morgan) Birchfield
Aug 22, 1887 - Dec 4, 1957

Mrs. Birchfield Dies At Midland

DAWSON, Dec. 5—(Spl)—Mrs. Mary Catherine Birchfield, 76, long-time Dawson resident, died suddenly Wednesday at the home of a son, O. L. Birchfield at Midland. Mrs. Birchfield accompanied her son home for a visit Sunday and was stricken Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here Friday at a.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jim Baggett, pastor.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Matthews and Mrs. Wayne Allard, both of Dawson, and Mrs. Lotitia Blackwell, San Antonio; two sons, E. T. Birchfield, St. Louis, and O. L. Birchfield, Midland; two brothers, John Morgan, Cleburne, and George Morgan, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Annie Graham, Fort Worth; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Edgar Davis, Wince Hill, Horace Berry, W. Y. Cannon, W. A. Lancaster and Edward Hale.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

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Juanita “Neta” (Young) Bankston-Hardy
Aug 26, 1880 - Sep 28, 1957

Dawson Resident Services Monday

DAWSON, Sep. 30—(Spl)—Mrs. J. W. Hardy, 77, native of Lott, long-time resident of this community, died at her home here Saturday of a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Baggett, pastor. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. M. Everett, Midland; Mrs. H. E. Matthews, and Mrs. O. S. Matthews, both of Dawson; four sons, W. B. Bankston, Corsicana; E. S. Bankston, Waco; J. R. Bankston, Freeport; a brother, Jim Young, Dallas; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bill Moore, Edward Hale, Dayton Pearson, Curley Whitener, Clyde Pierce and Roy Raley.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep. 30, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Noel Homer Hardy
Dec 27, 1923 - Dec 5, 2014

Noel Hardy was born 27 December 1923 to Homer and Edna Hardy of Stanford Texas. He was the second eldest of 5 children. Olin, Noel, Wandene Nordike Ratheal, Beth Shanks, and Judy Gordon. Attended Sunny Side School and graduated the sixth grade at which time he went to work the farm fields of west Texas to help the family to work the farm. Something that was common for the times. At 18 Noel broke his leg in windmill accident which delayed his entry into WWII. Joined the U. S. merchant Marines in 1943 and served aboard a aviation fuel resupply ship sailing from New York City and Europe. Discharged from the U. S. merchant Marines in 1946 and returned to the family farm in west Texas. Was a member of a country swing group named the Dixie Playboys specializing in Western swing. Throughout his life Noel was an accomplished musician specializing in the acoustic guitar, fiddle, piano and base fiddle. During the 1940s the Hardy family relocated to Oklahoma where Noel worked as a peace officer and rancher in Holdenville Oklahoma. In 1951 Noel met Iva Ledford and they were married in 1952. In January 1953 their first born son Gary was born who was followed shortly with sister Barbara who was born in July 1955. In 1960 the Hardy family was relocated to Abbott Texas when father Noel accepted a job operating heavy equipment on the construction of interstate 35 which was under constructed at the time to replace the old Ft Worth/Dallas roads. In 1962 the Hardy family was relocated to Hillsboro Texas when father Noel accepted a job operating heavy equipment for the Crumpton Brothers Construction company where he worked for the next 25 years. In 1970 son Gary joined the U.S. Marines as a private and in 1973 he met and married Miss Suzue Yamauchi of Okinawa Japan. In 1987 their only child Michael was born who is a graduate of University of Maryland. Gary served for a total of 38 years of active duty service and retired in 2007 as a Colonel. In 1980 Noel accepted a job with Earl Bigham as a ranch Forman and he relocated the family to Alvarado Texas where he worked for the next 23 years. In 1971 Barbara had Tish who was born in July and she is married to Jason Turner from Whitney Texas and they have two children, Alexis who is 20 and Jake who is 16. In 1980 Barbara married Sandy Keller and they had two children, Cody who was born is now employed by the U.S. Veterans affairs and Kryslyn who is currently 26 years old. Noel is proceed in death by his wife Iva Hardy of over 55 years in 2009;brother, Olin Hardy; and sister, Judy Gordon.

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Lawrence Gilbert Townley
Feb 4, 1908 - Jun 13, 1975

L. G. Townley

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lawrence Gilbert Townley, 67, who died Friday in Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. Gary Johnson, will officiate, with burial in the Long Prairie Cemetery.

He was a native of Limestone Co., and was a retired city employe.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lois Townley, of Corsicana; one son, Doyle Townley of Rollo, Mo.; five daughters, Mrs. Raymond Pierce, Mrs. C. R. Morris, Mrs. Alvin Crawford, Mrs. Tod Hurley, and Mrs. Meredith Platt, all of Corsicana; one brother, Jeff Townley, of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Williams and Mrs. Willie DeHart, both of Houston; fifteen grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

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Eugene Watson Warren
Nov. 16, 1880 - Feb. 15, 1956

E. W. Warren Dies Here Wednesday

E. W. Warren, 76, native of Dresden, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Northside Baptist church Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Long Prairie Cemetery.

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

Warren was an employe of the Corsicana Cotton Mills and had resided at 15oo South Fifteenth street for 11 years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. C. L. McNeil and Mrs. F. W. Borden, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, a great-grandson, two brothers, A. C. Warren, Ennis and Will Warren, Boyd; a sister, Mrs. H. H. Gore, Vera, Texas and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clint Bell, Hayes Holder, Edgar Farmer, Buck Farmer, Travis Gore and James Pike.

Corley will direct.

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Essie (Collum) Warren
Dec 26, 1886 - Jul 15, 1957

Sunday Services For Mrs. Warren

Funeral services for Mrs. Essie Warren, 70, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday night following a heart attack at the residence, 1500 South Fifteenth street, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 5 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Long Prairie Cemetery. She was a native of Kaufman county.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. L. McNeil and Mrs. W. F. Borden, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, one great-grandson and a brother Sam Collum, Harbor City, Calif.

Pallbearers were Edgar Frame, Buck Frame, James Pike, Travis Gore, Thurman Penney and Banke Lyons.

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Josephine “Phenie” (Turner) Barrett-McCarter
Nov 12, 1879 - Sep 10, 1961

Mrs. McCarter Dies Sunday In Hillsboro

Mrs. C. V. (Josephine) McCarter, 81, died in Hillsboro Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held in the Corley Funeral Home chapel Tuesday at 2 p.. Burial will be in Long Prairie Cemetery.

Mrs. McCarter is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Volker, Hillsboro; and Mrs. Ada Bell Ohms, Hillsboro, Hillsboro; five sons, Joel, George and Willie McCarter, all of Corsicana; Jim McCarter, Purdon; and Harvel McCarter, Roane; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lillie Mae Farmer, Navarro; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a nephew, Homer Rendon, Kerens; a niece, Mrs. Etta Phillips, San Angelo.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep. 11, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Robert Barrett 2nd husband Claude Vernon McCarter married Nov. 17, 1908 buried Hopewell cemetery; d/o Joe Turner & Mary Ann (Owens) Turner

Cecil Allen Townley
B&D Aug 2, 1956

Townley Infant Dies Thursday

KERENS, Aug. 3.—(Spl)—Funeral services for Cecil Allen Townley. Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Townley, Tennessee Colony, will be held from the Inmon Funeral Chapel here Friday at 4 p.m. burial will be in Long Prairie Cemetery.

The babe died in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Joyce and Patty, all of Tennessee Colony, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Townley, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Vaneaton, Bakersfield, Calif.

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Johnny Lee Townley
B&D May 4, 1956

Townley Infant Services Monday

Johnny Lee Townley, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Townley, 1019 South Fifteenth street, died at Memorial hospital Sunday night.

Funeral services were held at the alligator cemetery Monday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Johnnie Williams, Church of God, officiating.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Rebecca and Malinda Townley, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Townley, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Buchanan, Italy.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • Mon., Jun 4, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o John Wesley Townley & Joyce Marie (Buchanan) Townley

John Wesley Townley
Feb 6, 1936 - Jan 6, 2020

John Wesley (JW) Townley was born February 6, 1936 in Rural Shade, Texas to Ruby & Jeff Townley. John passed away January 6, 2020 at the age of 83 in Waxahachie, Texas.

He served as a fireman for the Waxahachie Fire Department and a contract painter on his days off. After his service at the fire department he worked at Owens Corning in Waxahachie.

John was known for his charismatic personality. He never met a stranger. IF you had the pleasure of meeting him then chances are, he called you a friend. John was a devoted family man, he took pride in his family and always bragged on them. He kept up with each and every family member and was always up for a family gathering. He always had a joke and could tell stories all day long. He will be missed by everyone.

John is preceded in death by his father Jeff and mother Ruby, infant sons Johnny & Travis and first granddaughter Donna.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joyce, daughter Becky Pate and husband Arvin, daughter Linda Martin, son Tony Townley and wife Andrea, son Derek Townley and wife LaTanya. Grandchildren Kayla Tucker and husband Chris, Jeff Ballard and wife Marrisa, Tony Townley JR and wife Heather, Michael Ballard and wife Whitney, Candice Lankford, LaKota Townley and Brody Townley. 15 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers LT Townley, George Townley and sister Carolyn Wyant along with numerous nephews and nieces.

We all Love you and will miss you!

Friends and family are encouraged to gather for a time of visitation on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6 to 8 in the evening at Wayne Boze Funeral Home. Services celebrating JW’s life will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10 o’clock in the morning in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Long Prairie alligator cemetery in Kerens, Tx.

Arrangements especially for the Townley Family by Wayne Boze Funeral Home. 1826 W. Hwy 287 Bus. Waxahachie, TX 75165. 972-923-2700. www.waynebozefuneralhome.com

Notes:

  • Wayne Boze Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Joyce Marie (Buchanan) Townley; s/o Jefferson Alberta Townley & Ruby Altha (Perry) Townley

Bobby Jack Henderson
May 14, 1944 - May 1, 2021

Bobby Jack Henderson, 76, of Frost passed away May 1, 2021 at his residence. He was born May 14, 1944 in Kaufman, Texas to James Willie Henderson and Mary Aline Henson. He attended First United Methodist Church of Hillsboro. Bobby enjoyed working and restoring vehicles, and loved to weld. He also enjoyed NASCAR and Dirt Track racing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eldenia Henderson; two children, Theresa McClanahan and Orvillen McClanahan and one brother, James Henderson. He is survived by daughter, Robin McClanahan; sisters, Judy L. Deisher and Mary Sims; four grandchildren, Orleena Cross, Gina Creamer, Rachel Greninger and Phillip Rodriguez; eleven great grandchildren, and girlfriend, Nanette Wyatt.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Service will be 12:00 noon, May 7th at Dresden Cemetery with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

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