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Conception (Gobea) Flores
1886 - Mar 10, 1957

Ennis Resident Services Tuesday

Mrs. Conception Flores of Ennis died Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. M. Pimentel.

Surviving are her husband, Pablo Flores, Ennis and other relatives.

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Emma Tunstall (Thompson) Freeman
Jun 23, 1861 - Dec 8, 1957

Former Teacher Dies In Denver

Mrs. Fred Freeman, 96, formerly of Corsicana, died in Denver, Colo., Sunday.

Graveside services will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Freeman was the former Miss Emma Thompson, teacher in Corsicana schools before her marriage to the late Fred Freeman, attorney here, Baptist leader and general counsel for The Texas Company in the Western division for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Thompson Freeman, Denver, Colo., and Edwin Freeman, New York City; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCammon is directing local arrangements.

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Frances Lucille (Morris) Gibbs
Nov 24, 1911 - Feb 15, 1961

Mrs. Joe Gibbs Dies In Clinic

Mrs. Joe Gibbs, 49, native of Ellis county, died Wednesday in the M. D. Anderson Clinic in Houston.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Calvary Baptist church with the pastor, Rev. Chester Odom, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Gibbs was a native of Red Oak. She was born Nov. 24, 1911.

Survivors, other than her husband of Corsicana, are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jo Simpson and Miss Claudine Gibbs, both of Corsicana; one grandson and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be S. B. Spurlock, B. V. Jackson, Robert Owens, Clem Boyt, Irvin Daniel and Bell Jones.

Corley directs.

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Geral Eldred Tanner
Aug 8, 1916 - Mar 18, 1957

Gerald E. Tanner Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Gerald E. Tanner, 40, Irving TV repairman, who was dead on arrival Monday at a Dallas hospital after a heart attack, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ and Rev. Peyton Goodman, Waco Methodist minister, formerly of Corsicana. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Irving; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Tanner, Corsicana; two brothers, Rex Tanner, Lancaster, and Doyle Tanner, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Inez Sumner, Edna, Texas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ray Tanner, Leonard Tanner, Edward Tanner, William Bolen, J. W. Sheffield, Pete McCain, Herman Bruce and Virgil Wylie.

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Henry Grady Harrison, Sr.
Mar 15, 1907 - Dec 19, 1957

Grady Harrison Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Grady Harrison, 50, who died in Memorial Hospital late Thursday following a heart attack, at noon Thursday were to be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Harrison was an employe of the Sears, Roebuck and Company store here and resided at 2022 College Circle. He was a member of the First Baptist church, Masonic Lodge, IOOF Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was a Scottish Rite 32 degree Mason, and was a director and vice president of the Athens Brick Company. He served in the U. S. Navy for three years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Grady Harrison, Jr., Los Angeles, and William Edward Harrison, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Richard D. King, Cuero, two grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Lusk, Ennis; three sisters, Mrs. E. D. Fortson and Mrs. M. R. Morris, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. S. A. Cook, Ennis, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec 21, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Navy WWII
  • h/o Anis (Jenkins) Harrison buried Ebenezer Cemetery, Huntsville, Tx; s/o Seth Plum Harrison buried Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tx. & Ina Angeline (Reed) Harrison-Lusk buried Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Tx.

Opal Idyl White
Aug 15, 1885 - Jan 5, 1957

Miss Idyl White Dies Saturday, Services Sunday

Miss Idyl White, 67, life-long resident of Corsicana, 2018 West Fifth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian Church, of which Miss White was a long-time member.

Miss White was the daughter of the late T. Cyrus White, the first white child born in Corsicana and the granddaughter of R. N. White, the first Navarro county clerk.

Surviving are a brother-in-law, E. B. Harris, Corsicana; four nephews, L. M. Harris, Wescovina, Calif.; E. B. Harris, Jr., Corsicana; Gerald O. McClung, Corsicana; John E. McClung, New York City; a niece, Mrs. Estelle Beckham, Waco, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Claiborn Simpson, W. L. Holman, John Mitchell, Percy Blackburn, H. T. Sparks, Ben Blackmon, Derwood Robinson and Herbert Jacobs.

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Mary Marshall (Bowles) Young
Jun 21, 1878 - Jun 12, 1957

Mrs. Gus Young Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. A. P. (Gus) Young, 78, long-time Corsicana resident and church worker, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joe K. Garner, 1606 Ficklin, Wednesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which she was a long-time active member, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the church.

A native of Austin, Mrs. Young had resided in Corsicana since her marriage in 1902. She was the widow of the late A. P. (Gus) Young.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Garner and Mrs. H. B. Watson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. W. B. Avery, Austin; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Frate Barker and Mrs. Hugh McGlamery, both of Austin, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Earl Presley, W. C. Wilks, John McNutt, E. W. Hays, John Pugh and Joe B. Fortson.

Corley will direct.

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George William “Billy” Cockrell
Jan 1, 1891 - Nov 21, 1957

Billy Cockrell Rites Saturday

Funeral services for G. W. (Billy) Cockrell, 66, retired farmer, who died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday night, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife, Sue Ella Cockrell, Corsicana; two sons, William Earl Cockrell, Dallas, and Marvin Cockrell, Kerens; five daughters, Miss Nina Fae Cockrell, Corsicana; Mrs. Clonie Morris, Fort Worth; Mrs. C. O. Nesmith, Ennis; Mrs. Rufus Painter, Eugene, Ore., and Mrs. Leroy Robinson, Dallas; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dick Holliman, Rowe Holliman, B. A. Inmon, Aubie Inmon, Luther Westbrook, Cliff Curington, Roy Massey, Bert Inmon, Horace Newsome, August Hill, Charles Reese, B. C. Nesmith.

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Sue Ella (Honea) Cockrell
Nov 5, 1898 - Oct 12, 1971

Mrs. Cockrell

Mrs. G. W. Cockrell, 72, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. A native of New Market, Ala., she had lived in Corsicana for the past 24, years. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert J. Potts and Mr. Harold White officiating and burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, W. E. Cockrell of Malakoff and M. P. Cockrell of Cayuga; five daughters, Mrs. Leroy Robinson, Miss Nina Cockrell and Mrs. C. O. Nesmith of Corsicana, Mrs. Berta Collins of Dallas and Mrs. Russell Panter of Eugene, Ore.; ten grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Honea of Kerens; one sister, Mrs. Lee Roy Thornsberry of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Floyd Thornsberry, Cloyd Thornsberry, Lee Roy Thornsberry, Jerry Morris, Loy K. DeMoss and B. C. Nesmith.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct 13, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George William “Billy” Cockrell; d/o Shadrach Meshack Honea & Bertha S. (Perry) Honea buried Long Prairie Cemetery

Richard Carleton “Carl” Curtis, Jr.
Aug 14, 1932 - Nov 24, 1957

Carl Curtis Of Bonham Expires

Carl Curtis, 25, son of Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Curtis of Bonham, died in a Sherman hospital Saturday morning following a two-year illness. He was a native of Corsicana.

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

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

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Mrs. W. W. Green, Sweeney; a brother, W. M. Curtis, Sherman; an aunt, Mrs. T. H. Westbrook, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Richard Carleton Curtis, Sr., Dr.
Jan 23, 1891 - May 28, 1958

Dr. R. C. Curtis Dies In Houston; Services Friday

Dr. Richard C. Curtis, Sr., 67, formerly of Corsicana, died in the Veterans’ Administration hospital in Houston Wednesday following a several months’ illness. He suffered a stroke at Bonham in January and had been in the Houston hospital three months.

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

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

A native of Lovejoy, Ga., Dr. Curtis received his M. D. Degree from Emory University, Atlanta, GA., and came to Corsicana shortly after World War I. he was a well-known radiologist.

Dr. Curtis resided in Corsicana until 1939 when he became associated with the King’s Daughters Hospital in Temple where he remained until 1951. He joined the staff of the VA Hospital in Bonham in 1951, a post he held until his illness.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madie Thompson Curtis, Bonham; a daughter, Mrs. W. W. Green, Sweeney; a son, W. M. Curtis, Sherman; two grandchildren, a brother, Dr. Walter Lewis Curtis, Atlanta, Ga.; a married sister near Atlanta, Ga., and other relatives. A son, Carl Curtis died last November 23.

Pallbearers will be Dr. E. H. Newton, Johnny Noble, Ben F. Blackmon, Wilbur A. Wright, Hood Cheney, Fred D. Prince, Roy Love, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Dr. S. H. Burnett and Dr. Dan B. Hamill.

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Mary Elizabeth “Madie” (Thompson) Orr-Curtis
Feb 8, 1897 - Jun 22, 1966

Friday Rites For Mrs. Curtis

Funeral services for Mrs. R. C. Curtis, 70, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Herbert Jenni, minister of education, First Baptist Church. She died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

Widow of the late Dr. Curtis who practiced here and in Temple, she had moved back here from Temple nine years ago and was an active member of First Baptist church and was affiliated with Kinsloe House.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Woody Green of Sweeney; a son, W. M. Curtis of Sherman; one grandson; a sister, Mrs. T. H. Westbrook of Corsicana and other relatives.

Deacons of First Baptist church will be active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Navarro County Medical Society.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jun 23, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Claude S. Orr 2nd Dr. Richard Carleton Curtis, Sr. married Sep 11, 1921; d/o William Masten “Matt” Thompson & Lula Bell (Fagala) Thompson

William Earl Bragg
Jan 24, 1885 - Dec 5, 1957

Earl Bragg Rites Saturday Morning

Funeral services for Earl Bragg, 1023 West Second avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday were held from the First Christian church Saturday at 10 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Ambrose Edens of Fort Worth, interim pastor of the church of which Bragg was a deacon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Roane, Bragg had resided in Corsicana for many years. In addition to his church membership, he was a member of the Corsicana Lions Club and the Knights of Pythias Lodge.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a brother, J. W. Bragg, Roane; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Jennings, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were James Portwood, Charles Morgan, Elmer Harrell, Curry Butler, Burleigh L. Butler, Clark Butler, George Bush, H. L. Roberts and J. P. McCarter.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Dec 7, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary (Portwood) Bragg; s/o William Spurlin Bragg & Sarah Ellen (Beasley) Bragg buried Hamilton – old cemetery

Mary (Portwood) Bragg
Apr 21, 1883 - Mar 8, 1963

Hold Services For Mrs. Bragg

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bragg, 1023 West Second avenue, widow of the late Earl Bragg, who died at Twilight Home Friday afternoon, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church, of which she was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. J. P. Hamilton, Corsicana; Mrs. J. N. Rowe, Fort Worth; Mrs. Edgar Hailey, Amarillo; Mrs. W. E. Stewart, Shreveport, La.; and Mrs. Harry Fife, Terrell; a brother, W. P. Portwood, Corsicana; and a number of nieces, nephews, including Mrs. Elizabeth Spruill, Mrs. George Bush, Curry Butler, Clark Butler, Mrs. Herman L. Roberts, Mrs. Bill Davis, Mrs. Raymond Holley, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James Portwood, J. P. McCarter, Curry Butler, Lester Harrell, Clark Butler and Albert Fullerton.

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Thomas Jefferson Tyree Crumbley
Apr 26, 1870 - May 17, 1957

Tyree Crumbley Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Tyree Crumbley, 87, who died Friday afternoon in the Navarro Clinic, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

A retired builder, Crumbley was a native of Georgia and was reared in Tennessee. He had resided in Corsicana 57 years.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Alice Crumbley, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Fred Wilson, E. C. Sears, J. C. Johnson, Leslie White, Henry Slate, Maurice Pollock, C. W. Taylor, District Judge James C. Sewell. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Alice Ozelle Crumbley, Miss
Aug 31, 1882 - Aug 17, 1971

Crumbley

Miss Alice O. Crumbley, 88, 2900 W. 4th Ave., died Tuesday in a Malakoff nursing home. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a native of Tennessee.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by eight nephews, H. E. and Gordon Crumbley, both of Corsicana; G. W., H. M., Ted M. and J. J. Crumbley, all of Dallas; Benny and Elbert Crumbley of Tennessee; and three nieces, Mrs. Dora Calloway of Corsicana and Mrs. G. W. Mallory and Mrs. L. C. Anderson, both of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Tom Jordan, Garland Mallory, Dwane Anderson, J. J. Crumbley, H. E. Crumbley and H. M. Crumbley.

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Evelyn Virtelle (Moore) Crumbley
Aug 20, 1892 - Feb 15, 1970

Mrs. Crumbley Rites Tuesday

Graveside rites will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. George Crumbley who was a former resident of Corsicana, but had been a resident of Dallas for the past few years. The rites here will be conducted by the Rev. Eugene Wood.

Survivors include four sons, George, Henry, Ted and Jerry all of Dallas; two daughters, Evelyn Maloy and Louise Anderson also of Dallas, and a sister-in-law Mrs. Alice Crumbley of Corsicana.

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Crumbley Rites

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Virtelle Crumbley, 78, who died Sunday in Dallas, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Weiland-Merritt Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Crumbler, owner of the former Crumbley Flowers in Dallas, was a long time resident of Corsicana and an active worker in the First Baptist church. In Dallas, she was active in the Ladies’ Oriental Shrine, Social Order of Besucent, Scottish Rite Auxiliary and First Baptist Church.

She is survived by four sons, George C. and Henry of Dallas, Ted M. of Beaumont and Jerry Crumbley of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Mallory of Grapevine and Mrs. Louise Anderson of Dallas; two brothers, Ray Moore of Dallas and J. W. Moore of Cedartown, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. R. N. Bishop of Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister-in-law, Miss Alice Crumbley and a nephew, H. E. Crumbley, both of Corsicana.

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John David Ray
Mar 29, 1888 - Jul 28, 1957

J. D. Ray Dies Sunday Morning

J. D. Ray, retired, aged 68 years, 115 Woodland, was dead on arrival at the Navarro clinic early Sunday of a heart attack suffered at his home.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Ponder, Calvary Baptist Church pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Floyd D. Ray, Grand Prairie; Clifford G. Ray, Bay City, and Harvey E. Ray, Arlington; two daughters, Mrs. George S. Barr, and Mrs. I. E. Foust, both of Grand Prairie; two brothers, L. R. Ray, Houston, and W. E. Ray, Santa Monica, Calif.; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

He was a native of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and had resided in Corsicana 25 years.

Pallbearers will be Martin Brazell, Guy Brazell, Lloyd Chamblis, Millard Patterson, J. C. Howell and E. V. May.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 29, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Alma Floyd (Brazell) Ray married Dec 25, 1908; s/o Hezekiah K. Ray & Dovie (Lyles) Ray
  • Obit says Hamilton Cemetery, death certificate says Oakwood)

Alma Floyd (Brazell) Ray
Dec 9, 1891 - Dec 5, 1977

Mrs. Ray

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J. D. Ray, 85, resident of Quinlan and former resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Greenville.

The Rev. David Hale will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Cumby, lived in Quinlan 10 years, and a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Survivors include two sons, Floyd Ray of Grand Prairie and Harvey Ray of Arlington; two daughters, Mrs. Dewey Bass and Mrs. James Boyanton, both of Quinlan, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, two brothers, Martin Brazell of Corsicana and Horace Allen of Foreman, Ark., four sisters, Mrs. Lula Ray of Spring, Mrs. Ruth Noblin of Wilton, Ark., Mrs. Marie Frint and Mrs. May Henry, both of DeQueen, Ark.

Pallbearers are Charles Ray, Glen Ray, David Ray, Wade Ray, Edward Ray, and Haskell Crell.

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Addie Wesley Ray
Jun 9, 1887 - Feb 10, 1973

A. W. Ray

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for A. W. Ray, 85, of Corsicana, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Gene Gardner was to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a retired oil field worker, a native of Tennessee, and had been a resident of Corsicana for 60 years. He was a member of Second Avenue Baptist church.

Survivors include two sons, Mina E. Ray of Kilgore and Vernon Ray of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Bond of Midland and Mrs. Lonnie Watson of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Maude McFarland of Powell.

Pallbearers will be George Ashby, P. W. McClendon, Gene Womack, Ike Estell, Aubrey Fincher and Henry Redden.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 12, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Caudie Louella (Bryant) Ray 2nd wife Lillie Virginia (Anderson) Ray-Adams; s/o William Henry Ray & Martha Ann (Douglas) Ray

Caudie Louella (Bryant) Ray
Sep 19, 1885 - Sep 4, 1963

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Ray

Funeral services for Mrs. A. W. Ray, 77, who died at the family home, 920 North Twentieth street Wednesday, were held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a member for 35 years. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Ray had resided in this area for 62 years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; three sons, E. C. Ray, Tyler; M. E. Ray, Kilgore, and Vernon Ray, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lacye Herrin, La Margue, and Mrs. Sallie Washburn, Opelika; two brothers, H. J. Bryant, Corsicana, and C. F. Bryant, Gladewater; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Neil Haynie, Wayne Haynie, W. F. Ray, Lonnie Hair, L. C. Cook and Charlie Smith.

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Elmer Clyde Ray
Oct 6, 1907 - May 16, 1965

Elmer C. Ray Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Elmer C. Ray, 57, retired Pan-American Oil Company, employe, died in Tyler Sunday. He resided at Pampa 23 years before moving to Tyler in 1963.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Willie B. Smith, Gresham Baptist church in Tyler. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted with Masons as pallbearers.

Ray was employed by Pan-American for 30 years. He was a 32 degree Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maxine Ray, Tyler; two sons, Jimmie and Paul Ray, both of Tyler; three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Jean Wilson, Dallas; Mrs. Barbara Ann Lloyd, Midland, and Mrs. Pauline Ray, Tyler; four grandchildren; father, A. W. Ray, Corsicana; two brothers, Vernon Ray, Corsicana, and Mina Ray, Kilgore; two sisters, Mrs. Fama Watson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Edna Bonn, Midland, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 17, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Edna Agnes (Simmons) Ray 2nd wife Maxine (McNeil) Ray; s/o Addie Wesley Ray & Caudie Louella (Bryant) Ray

Marvin Carl Ray
Sep 13, 1939 - Sep 17, 2015

Marvin Carl Ray, 76 of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015. He was born September 13, 1939 in Bertram, Texas to Rufus Milton Ray and Lois Irene (Crooks) Ray. Following the death of his parents at an early age and that of his paternal grandmother, he lived at Texas Baptist Children's Home in Roundrock, Texas. He graduated from Roundrock High in 1958, from Baylor University in 1962, and obtained his master's degree from Columbia University in New York City in 1964. He then came to Corsicana and began his teaching career at Navarro College, where he taught Economics; his first and only job! He was the organist at Northside Baptist Church for over 20 years, and served as a deacon and in other areas of the church. After retirement, he was head of Food for Fitness at Northside, which he loved and was his passion, until health problems prevented his continuation. Marvin truly cherished the special relationships that he formed through Northside Baptist Church. A heartfelt thank you, to Pastor Rick Lamb; whom Marvin genuinely admired and loved not only as a "Pastor" but thought of as a true Christian friend. A special Thank you to Jan Driver Merida, whom he loved dearly.

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Ileen and daughter Cara of Corsicana, brother Jim Ray and wife Jane of Corsicana, sister Katherine Wallin and husband Jimmy of Salado, brother in law Jim Blount and wife Linda of Magnolia, sister in law Noreen Thompson and husband John of Murray, Kentucky, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

The family is very grateful for the excellent care his daughter Cara provided during his extended illness.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • h/o Ruth Ileen (Blount) Ray; s/o Rufus Milton Ray & Lois Irene (Crooks) Ray

Mary Helen (Williams) Ray
Aug 20, 1945 - Sep 26, 2009

Mary Helen Ray, of Waco, passed away Sept. 26, 2009, at a local nursing home. Mary was employed by Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center for almost 20 years in the Waco area.

She is survived by her sons, Eric Ray, Lance Ray and wife, Beth, all of Mansfield, La., and Darrell Ray and wife, Melissa of Waco; six grandchildren, Lesha and Ian Crookes of Mansfield, La., and Kyrstyn, Jesse, Savanah and April of Waco; sister, Rose Hooks; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to send out a special thanks to Hillcrest Hospice and Crestview Nursing Home for their care and concern. Please sign the online register book at www.gracegardensfh.com August 20, 1945 - September 26, 2009 Sign the Guest Book at www.wacotrib.com

Notes:

  • Waco Tribune - submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Alison Ray, Jr; d/o Millard Lee Williams & Mary Minnie Janet (Weeden) Williams (Ashes only)
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

Peggy Marie (Ward) Boatman
Apr 29, 1940 - May 1, 2016 (age 76)
 
Peggy Marie Boatman

Peggy Marie Boatman, 76, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Conroe, Texas. She was born April 29, 1940 in Corsicana, Texas to William Horace Ward and Thelma Levonia Shue. She spent her life working as a waitress and was a happy go lucky kind of gal. Peggy was the backbone of her family, serving as a mother figure to everyone. She enjoyed making sure everyone was taken care of and cooking huge meals for her family. Some of Peggy’s hobbies included fishing and tending to her garden.
Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, William Horace Ward, Jr., and Virgil Davis Ward; sister, Wonda LeBlanc; daughter, Cynthia Lynn Lane; and son, Jeremiah Isreal Harris. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters, Janise McAfee of Lavalle, Wisconsin; and Sharon Fournerat of Shepherd, Texas; sisters, Rhoda Gregory and husband James of Baytown, Texas; and Beverly McAdams of Baytown, Texas; grandchildren, Tobian Ivins & wife Araceli, Kelsey McAfee, Charles Fournerat, Brandie Fournerat and Brenda Fournerat; great-grandchildren, Nathan Kissinger, Jr., Jeremiah Kissinger, Jasmine Kissinger, Kalista Fournerat, Dagan Lashure, Xander Fournerat, Alex Ivins, Liam Ivins, Madison Scott, Logan O’Brien and Laci Williford and a host of friends. Peggy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 pm until 2 pm on Monday, May 9th, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 602 North Main St., Dayton, Texas. Funeral services will follow immediately at 2pm at the funeral home with burial to follow in Palms Memorial Park. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.


Walter Lee Rose
Dec 17, 1871 - Jan 8, 1961

Rites Wednesday For W. L. Rose

Funeral services for W. L. Rose, 89, retired farmer, formerly of Dawson, who died at his home in Midlothian Sunday, will be held from the First Baptist church in Midlothian Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Midlothian.

Surviving are his wife of Midlothian; three sons, Herbert L. Rose, Corsicana; H. D. Rose, Amarillo, and Cecil Rose, Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Maurice Davis, Boston, and Mrs. B. L. McMillan, Dallas; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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Blanche (George) McPherson
Jan 5, 1881 - Feb 16, 1956

Mrs. McPherson Dies Thursday

Mrs. W. A. McPherson, 75, native of Hibbardville, Ohio, but long-time Corsicana resident, was found dead in bed early Thursday at the family residence, 1505 West Fifth avenue. Natural causes were ascribed as the cause of death.

Surviving are her husband, retired Magnolia Petroleum Company employe, Corsicana; three sons, Thomas McPherson, Beaumont; George McPherson, Corsicana and William McPherson, Fort Worth; two sisters in Ohio and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

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William Alexander McPherson
Jan 22, 1884 - Apr 21, 1972

W. A. McPherson

W. A. McPherson, 87, a native of Ohio who had lived in Corsicana since 1912, died Friday in Corsicana. He was a retired employe of the Magnolia Petroleum Co.

A member of First Methodist Church, he was a member of four local branches of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, IOOF Lodge No. 63, Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128, Canton M.D. Herring No. 8 and Navarro Encampment No. 44.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Roy Ward officiating, and burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Surviving are three sons, T. A. McPherson of Beaumont, George P. McPherson of Corsicana and W. W. McPherson of Abilene; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Florence McPherson and Mrs. Alice Board, both of Middle Hocking, Ohio.

Pallbearers included D. O. Love, Art Martin, Tom Carlisle, Charles Tieman, Rufus Pevehouse and Ted Davant.

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Mary Frances (Welch) Grimes
Jul 26, 1923 - May 20, 1956

Former Residents Drowned Sunday In Snyder Lake

Mrs. Mary Frances Grimes, 32, and her daughter, Dorothy Louise, aged 11, of Midland, formerly of Corsicana, were drowned in the Lake J. B. Thomas 20 miles southwest of Snyder Sunday morning.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete but the rites will be conducted here with the Griffin Funeral Home in charge.

“I knew something bad was wrong when I saw out eight-months old daughter lying in the hot sun crying,” Carl Grimes, the husband and father stated here Monday morning as he related the tragedy and his discovering that his wife and daughter had drowned.

Grimes had taken two small children with him up the lake to seek firewood. The family were spending the weekend on a fishing and camping trip at the lake.

The father and husband said he recovered his wife’s body in the lake and he and others administered artificial respiration to no avail for three hours. The body of the daughter was recovered in about 25 feet of water about 20 feet from the water’s edge Sunday at 3 p.m. the tragedy is believed to have occurred about 11 a.m.

Grimes, who operates the Grimes Wrecker Service on Highway 75 until he moved to Midland in October, 1952, said he believed the daughter fell into the lake and the mother went to her rescue, both drowning. Neither could swim. Grimes is now employed by the Hayes Motor company at Midland.

Surviving Mrs. Grimes are her husband, a son, Jimmy Dale Grimes, aged 5 ½ years; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Grimes, aged 2 ½ years, and Julia Kay Grimes, aged eight months; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Welch, 113 Rob avenue, Corsicana; two brothers, Tom Braley Welch, USAF, Camp Polk, La., and Edmund Welch, Spokane, Wash., and other relatives.

Surviving Dorothy Louise are her father, brother, two sisters, grandparents, and other relatives.

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Wednesday Rites Are Slated For Drowning Victims

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frances Grimes and her daughter, Dorothy Louise, will be held from Memorial Baptist church Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, Tyler Baptist Minister, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

The mother and daughter were drowned in Lake J. B. Thomas, 20 miles southwest of Snyder, Sunday about 11 a.m. while the family, Midland residents since October 1952, was on a week-end fishing and camping trip. The husband and father, Carl Grimes, and two small children, were absent from the camp seeking fire wood, and on their return, found an eight-months-old baby lying in the sun crying.

The father said it appeared the 11-year-old daughter, Dorothy Louise, either fell into the lake or got into difficulty and the 32-year-old mother went to her rescue, with both drowning. Neither could swim.

The body of the mother was recovered in a short time an three hours artificial respiration failed to revive her. The daughter’s body was recovered about 3 p.m.

Carl Grimes operated the Grimes Wrecker service in Corsicana prior to moving to Midland where he is connected with another concern.

Surviving Mrs. Grimes are her husband, three children, Jimmy Dale, aged 5 ½ years; Cynthia Ann, Aged 2 ½ years, and Julia Kay, aged eight months; parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Ed Welch, 113 Rob Avenue, Corsicana; two brothers, Tom Braley Welch, USAF, Camp Polk, La., and Edmond Welch, Spokane, Wash.; and other relatives.

Surviving Dorothy Louise are her father, brother, two sisters, all of Midland; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Welch and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Grimes, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Grimes will be Earnest Braley. John Braley, Buntis Welsh, Doyle Grimes, Odie Grimes and Loyd Grimes.

Pallbearers for Dorothy Louise will be Weldon Buchanan, Marshall Weems, Billy DuBose, Neil Haynie, Leon Welch and Billy Draper.

Griffin will direct.

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Dorothy Louise Grimes
Jul 11, 1945 - May 20, 1956

Former Residents Drowned Sunday In Snyder Lake

Mrs. Mary Frances Grimes, 32, and her daughter, Dorothy Louise, aged 11, of Midland, formerly of Corsicana, were drowned in the Lake J. B. Thomas 20 miles southwest of Snyder Sunday morning.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete but the rites will be conducted here with the Griffin Funeral Home in charge.

“I knew something bad was wrong when I saw out eight-months old daughter lying in the hot sun crying,” Carl Grimes, the husband and father stated here Monday morning as he related the tragedy and his discovering that his wife and daughter had drowned.

Grimes had taken two small children with him up the lake to seek firewood. The family were spending the weekend on a fishing and camping trip at the lake.

The father and husband said he recovered his wife’s body in the lake and he and others administered artificial respiration to no avail for three hours. The body of the daughter was recovered in about 25 feet of water about 20 feet from the water’s edge Sunday at 3 p.m. the tragedy is believed to have occurred about 11 a.m.

Grimes, who operates the Grimes Wrecker Service on Highway 75 until he moved to Midland in October, 1952, said he believed the daughter fell into the lake and the mother went to her rescue, both drowning. Neither could swim. Grimes is now employed by the Hayes Motor company at Midland.

Surviving Mrs. Grimes are her husband, a son, Jimmy Dale Grimes, aged 5 ½ years; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Grimes, aged 2 ½ years, and Julia Kay Grimes, aged eight months; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Welch, 113 Rob avenue, Corsicana; two brothers, Tom Braley Welch, USAF, Camp Polk, La., and Edmund Welch, Spokane, Wash., and other relatives.

Surviving Dorothy Louise are her father, brother, two sisters, grandparents, and other relatives.

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Wednesday Rites Are Slated For Drowning Victims

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frances Grimes and her daughter, Dorothy Louise, will be held from Memorial Baptist church Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, Tyler Baptist Minister, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

The mother and daughter were drowned in Lake J. B. Thomas, 20 miles southwest of Snyder, Sunday about 11 a.m. while the family, Midland residents since October 1952, was on a week-end fishing and camping trip. The husband and father, Carl Grimes, and two small children, were absent from the camp seeking fire wood, and on their return, found an eight-months-old baby lying in the sun crying.

The father said it appeared the 11-year-old daughter, Dorothy Louise, either fell into the lake or got into difficulty and the 32-year-old mother went to her rescue, with both drowning. Neither could swim.

The body of the mother was recovered in a short time an three hours artificial respiration failed to revive her. The daughter’s body was recovered about 3 p.m.

Carl Grimes operated the Grimes Wrecker service in Corsicana prior to moving to Midland where he is connected with another concern.

Surviving Mrs. Grimes are her husband, three children, Jimmy Dale, aged 5 ½ years; Cynthia Ann, Aged 2 ½ years, and Julia Kay, aged eight months; parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Ed Welch, 113 Rob Avenue, Corsicana; two brothers, Tom Braley Welch, USAF, Camp Polk, La., and Edmond Welch, Spokane, Wash.; and other relatives.

Surviving Dorothy Louise are her father, brother, two sisters, all of Midland; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Welch and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Grimes, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Grimes will be Earnest Braley. John Braley, Buntis Welsh, Doyle Grimes, Odie Grimes and Loyd Grimes.

Pallbearers for Dorothy Louise will be Weldon Buchanan, Marshall Weems, Billy DuBose, Neil Haynie, Leon Welch and Billy Draper.

Griffin will direct.

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Edmond Harrison “Ed” Welch
Dec 14, 1870 - Jan 14, 1961

Monday Rites For E. H. Welch

Funeral services for Edmond Harris Welch, 90, were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Interment was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Rev. G. P. Allen, pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, Missionary Baptist church pastor, officiated.

A native of Texas, Welch died early Saturday at the family residence here after an extended illness. He was a retired merchant.

Survivors other than the widow of Corsicana are three sons, Willard Welch, Los Angeles, Calif.; Edmond F. Welch, Seattle, Wash., and Tom B. Welch, Fort Hood; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Reeves, Tyler and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ernest Braly, E. A. Sorsby, John Braly, W. E. Oden, John W. Braly and Guy Brazell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 16, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Sarah Elizabeth (Dixon) Welch 2nd wife Florence Lee (Braly) Welch married Jul 17, 1922; s/o Francis Edmond Welch & Mary Catherine (Tucker) Welch

Ronald Troy Russell
B&D Nov 3, 1956

Russell Infant Rites Monday

Funeral services for Ronald Troy Russell, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Russell, Jr., 228 Havner avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.

Surviving are a twin brother, parents, another brother, Michael Jack Russell; a sister, Deborah Sue Russell, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Russell, Sr., and C. L. Miley, all of Corsicana.

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Donald Roy Russell
Nov 3, 1956 - Nov 7, 1956

Russell Infant Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Donald Roy Russell, four-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Russell, 228 Havner, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

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

A twin brother died Saturday and was buried Monday.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Michael Jack Russell; a sister, Deborah Sue Russell, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Russell, Sr., and C. L. Miley, all of Corsicana.

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Dorothy Ona (Pinkard) Lord-Russell
Mar 6, 1924 - Jul 9, 2012
 
Dorothy Lord Russell, 88, died on Monday, July 9, 2012 at her home in Sweetwater.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend John Fanning officiating. Graveside Services are at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, Texas.

Mrs. Russell was born in Navarro County, Texas on March 6, 1924. She married Joe Lord on February 24, 1942 in Navarro Co. Dorothy was a housewife and had lived in Sweetwater since 1963. After Joe's passing, she married Jim Russell on June 14, 1985 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She worked for Walls Industries for twelve years as a power machine operator.

Survivors include: Daughters-Bobbie Jo Moore and her husband Joel of Justin, TX and Suzanne Pursley and her husband Phillip of Amarillo, TX; Granddaughter-Bailey McAdams Korzenewski and her husband Mark; and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Susie Pinkard; her first husband, Joe Lord, on February 23, 1983; her second husband, Jim Russell, on December 6, 1999; her grandson, Matthew Anders Pursley, in 1994; her sister, Janie Pauline Meyers; and her brother, Eddie Pinkard.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 10 from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • McCoy Funeral Home, Sweetwater, TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Joe Bailey Lord married Feb 24, 1941 2nd husband Jim Russell Jun 14, 1985; d/o Felix Golie Pinkard & Susie Jane (Tyner) Pinkard

Elmer Lee Russell
Sep 4, 1897 - Mar 30, 1961

E. L. Russell Dies Thursday

E. L. Russell, 43, Emhouse farmer, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home.

Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; three daughters, Mrs. Elzie Brown, Ferris; Mrs. Edna Earl Gray and Mrs. Louise Drain, both of Roane; a son, J. W. Russell, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, mother, Mrs. J. W. Russell, Barry and two brothers, Alvie M. Russell, Barry, and Dewey Russell, Houston.

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Joe Bailey Lord
Apr 22, 1920 - Feb 22, 1973

Joe B. Lord

CONWAY, Ark.—Funeral services are pending for Joe B. Lord, 52, native of Corsicana and brother of W. W. Lord, 2107 W. 2nd Avenue, Corsicana, who died early Friday morning in Conway, Ark., after a short illness.

He worked for Mobil Pipeline and had just moved from Sweetwater, Texas to Arkansas a few months ago.

Lord is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Lord; two daughters, Suzanne Lord and Bobbie Joe Lord of Abilene; two brothers, M. M. Lord of Ennis and W. W. Lord of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Evvie Brown of Richland and Mrs. Letha Mae Gaddy of Houston.

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J. B. Lord

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Joe B. Lord, 52, native of Corsicana who died early Friday morning in Conway, Ark.

Rev. Kirby McGuire of Tyler officiated and burial was at
Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his widow, two daughters, two brothers, and two sisters.

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Diane Elizabeth Tomlin
B&D Dec 23, 1956

Tomlin Infant Services Monday

Diane Elizabeth Tomlin, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn F. Tomlin of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday night.

Funeral services were held from the Griffin Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Earl Craig, West Side Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Glenn Wayne and Steve Allen Tomlin; a sister, Patricia Ann Tomlin; all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Tomlin, Emhouse, and E. L. Nutt, Corsicana; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Nutt, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Tomlin, McAllen, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 24, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Glynn Floyd Tomlin & Betty Jane (Nutt) Tomlin (Obit says Resthaven but Glynn & Betty have a monument in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery- unable to find death certificate)

Carol Shirlene Millican
Jun 6, 1949 - Sep 15, 1956

Millican Child Rites Thursday

Carol Shirlene Millican, age seven years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Millican, 917 West Fifteenth avenue, died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday.

Funeral services were held from the Missionary Baptist church Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Arnold Dickie Tumlinson and Anthony Joe Tumlinson, both of Corsicana; a sister, Sherry Ann Millican, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Turner, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Inez Millican, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Leonard Odom, E. Hoyt Smith, O. F. Wood, Edgar Lumpkins.

Corley directed.

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Edgar George Alexander
Jun 29, 1894 - Mar 14, 1956

Edgar Alexander Dies At Trinidad

KERENS, March 15.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Edgar Alexander, 61, of Kerens, who died Wednesday, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist church in Trinidad. The Rev. E. J. Davis will officiate and burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park cemetery at Corsicana on West Highway 31. Inmon Funeral Service of Kerens will direct.

Mr. Alexander died unexpectedly Wednesday at 11 a.m. while at the home of his brother, Clyde Alexander, in Trinidad. A native of Pennsylvania, he had resided in Trinidad and Kerens the past 13 years where he was connected with the ranching business.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eloise Alexander of Borger; four grandchildren, two brothers, Clyde of Trinidad, and J. C. Alexander of Borger; one niece and several nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 15, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Army
  • 1st wife Emma E. (Dobkins) Alexander buried White Rose Cemetery, Okla. City, Okla. 2nd wife Edna (unk) Alexander; s/o James Hamilton Alexander & Alice May (Wilson) Alexander buried White Rose Cemetery, Okla. City, Okla

Eva Nell Mitcham
Jun 3, 1939 - Nov 24, 1956

4 Killed, 5 Injured In Powell Crash

Weekend Fatalities Soar In Texas

By The Associated Press

Four persons were fatally injured in a head on automobile collision on Highway 31 four-tenths of a mile east of Powell Saturday about 5 p.m. a third car plowed into the wrecked vehicles but the driver was not injured.

Twenty Traffic Deaths
These deaths brought the 1956 traffic total in Navarro county to 20.

Five others are in Corsicana hospitals, several in Critical Conditions.

The dead are:
Eva Nell Mitcham, 17, senior in Kerens High School, dead on arrival at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic.
Mrs. Ola Mae King, Negress, 49, Kerens, and her seven-year-old granddaughter, Mary Frances Bradford, Kerens, dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital.

Dies In Hospital
Jimmy Jones, 52, Kerens, negro, driver of one of the cars involved, died in Memorial Hospital at 9:45 p.m. Saturday. He had suffered a broken left arm, broken left leg, broken right thigh, and internal injuries. Jones’ body was transferred to an Athens funeral home Sunday from the Calhoun Funeral Chapel here. The bodies of Mrs. King and her granddaughter remained at the Calhoun Chapel.

Those injured included:
Dick Goines, 17, Kerens High School Bobcat football quarterback, internal injuries, condition improving but still serious. He underwent surgery at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday night.

Condition Critical
Ted Stovall, 19, Kerens, driver of one of the cars involved, was in a critical condition with internal injuries, but his condition was improved Monday. He also is a patient at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic.

The three negro patients at Memorial Hospital are:
Hallie Jackson, 39, broken left leg and critical internal injuries, condition poor Monday morning.
Mrs. Virgil Westbrook, 38, broken left leg, condition fair.
John Ellis Baxter, 23, both legs broken and internal injuries. Condition fair.
Charles Hicks, 17, of Lufkin, driver of the third car involved, escaped injury, Hicks was alone.

State Highway Patrolman Marshall Couch said that cars driven by Jones and Hicks were traveling in an easterly direction while the automobile occupied by Stovall, Goines and Miss Mitcham was proceeding in a westerly direction toward Corsicana. Couch and Patrolman Ralph Reaves investigated.

Ambulances from Kerens and Corsicana answered the call. Local ambulances included McCammon, Griffin, Corley and Calhoun. Inmon’s ambulance from Kerens was summoned.

Rites Held Monday
Miss Mitcham is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Mitcham, Jr., Powell; two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Speed, Kerens, and Miss Marilyn Mitcham, Powell; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ficklin, all of Corsicana; two great grandmothers, Mrs. Lula Reagan, Powell, and Mrs. Fannie Mitcham, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Miss Mitcham were held from the First Baptist church in Kerens Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Rest Haven Memorial Park here.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Evenson, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the Kerens church.

Pallbearers were Larry Reed, James Archer, Forrest Huggins, Carter Franklin, Marvin Henderson, Kenneth Tramel, Harry Price, Buddy Henderson, Eddie McNeese, Ted Mayo, Rayburn Griffin and Marshall Ainsworth, all members of the Kerens High football team.

Griffin directed.

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Thomas Earl “Skip” Mitcham, Jr.
Sep 12, 1953 - Mar 6, 1971




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Alva Tyree McCary
Jun 2, 1899 - Dec 22, 1965

Friday Rites For A. T. McCary

Final rites for A. T. McCary, 66, who died at his home in Hubbard Wednesday, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

The services conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Hubbard; two daughters, Mrs. Tommy Mitcham, Corsicana; and Mrs. Pat Dickson, Ft. Worth; four grandchildren, mother, Mrs. Belle McCary, Chattanooga, Oklahoma, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lyman Barnes, Leroy Tinsley, George Richards, Don Borsellino, Harvey Hayes and Tom Westbrook.

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Dorothy Jean (McGraw) Hill-McGraw
Jan 8, 1931 - Jun 30, 2021
 
Dorothy Jean McGraw aged 90 passed from this world on June 30, 2021. She spent her final days with family and loved ones.

Born to Robert And Viola Mae McGraw in 1931, Dorothy hit the ground running and her life’s journey was always an active one. As one of eleven children Dorothy learned the value of family, hard work, and responsibility during her youth in Blooming Grove TX.

Upon leaving home she set about raising her own family in Lindale TX while working in banking and real estate, volunteering in her church, and still finding time for gardening, sewing, and dancing.

Dorothy’s love of flowers and butterflies never waned and she kept houseplants and a garden wherever she lived. Her do-it-yourself spirit always applied as she planted and weeded her beds and mowed her lawn right up to the end and wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, siblings Jim, Nan, Mary Nell, Sonny, Jo, Raymond and special friend James.

She is survived by: Sisters: Lena, Peggie, DiaAnn (Ray), and Doris, sister-in-law Patsy. Daughters: Suzanne, Sherry (Judson) and Cecilia (Eddie.)
Grandsons: Marc (David), Kris (Christine) and Aaron. Great Grandchildren: Carly, Lucas, Corbin. Her loyal companion, her dog Sissy. Numerous nephews and nieces, and finally, her special friends Judy, Huey and all her dancing group.

Written by family

Notes:

  • BGHS Grad. 1948  (Photo is Dorothy's Senior High School photo from the Blooming Grove yearbook

  • w/o Cecil Everett Hill d/o Robert McGraw & Viola Mae (Massengale) McGraw 

  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joseph Everett “Joe” Pierce
Oct 6, 1898 - Sep 20, 1970

Pierce Rites Held Today

Joseph Everett Pierce, 71, 1123 W. 6th Ave., a retired car salesman, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. He was a member of IOOF Lodge and the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. L. Glaze officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife Lillian; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Cates, Corsicana, and Mrs. Monte Allred, Desota; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Kirvin Pierce, Eiland Thompson, Troy Pierce, Carter Pierce, Raymond Pierce, D. L. Pierce and Jimmy Pierce.

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David Lowrey Pierce, Sr.
Sep 10, 1889 - Sep 24, 1963

D. L. Pierce Of Powell Expires Tuesday Night

KERENS, Sept. 25 (Spl.)—D. L. Pierce, 74, farmer, Route 1, Powell, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church of which he was a member, Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor.

Surviving are his wife, Route 1, Powell; four sons, D. L. Pierce, Jr., Kerens; Joe D. Pierce, Corpus Christi; Jimmy Wayne Pierce, Fort Worth and Raymond Pierce, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Maxine Ecklemon, Mrs. Bob Wilson and Mrs. Larry Noble, all of Arlington, and Mrs. J. W. Marshall, Fort Worth; a brother, Joe Pierce, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Vick Thompson, Corsicana; 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Inmon directs.

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Raymond Alton Pierce
Sep 13, 1936 - Jun 13, 1977

R. A. Pierce

Services are to be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Raymond Alton Pierce, 40 of Corsicana, who died Monday in Dallas. Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate, and burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Kerens, and had lived in Corsicana for the past 25 years. He was employed by Johnson Trucking Company.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Raymond Pierce of Corsicana; three sons, Ricky Alton Pierce, Kenny Ray Pierce and Vance Keven Pierce, all of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Lela Pierce of Fort Worth; three brothers, D. L. Pierce, Jr. of Malakoff, Joe Pierce of Corpus Christi and Jimmy Pierce of Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Maxine Eckelman and Mrs. Helen Nobles, both of Arlington, and Mrs. Belle Marshall of Fort Worth.

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R. A. Pierce

Pallbearers for the Wednesday afternoon services for Raymond Alton Pierce were to be Bobby York, Buddy Poe, G. H. Bassham, James Bassham, James Dandridge and W. H. DeChaume.

Pierce died Sunday in Dallas.

Services were at Corley Funeral Home with burial at Resthaven Memorial Park.

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Oma Clay (Bridger) Whitener
May 17, 1887 - Apr 13, 1960

Mrs. Whitener Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. E. N. Whitener, 73, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of Memorial Baptist church, and Rev. Reginal King, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

A resident of Corsicana for most of her life, Mrs. Whitener was a native of Georgia.

Her survivors include: Three sons, Alton and Edwin Whitener, Jr., both of Corsicana, and L. C. Whitener, Houston; five daughters, Mrs. Lennie Beaird, Dallas; Mrs. Winnie Lee Shoemake, Malakoff; Mrs. Mae Crocker, Corsicana; Mrs. Dorothy Hall, Warba, Minn., and Dorothy Mahoney, Longview; two brother, Lloyd and Arthur Bridger, both of Clifton; 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Emma Jane (Clemons) Walker
May 2, 1869 - Nov 10, 1956

Dawson Resident Services Sunday

Mrs. Emma Jane Wilkes, 87, long-time Dawson resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Dawson Church of Christ with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ here.

A native of Brenham, Mrs. Wilkes had resided at Dawson practically all of her life.

Surviving are two sons, Clyde Wilkes, Tyler, formerly of Corsicana, and D. A. Wilkes, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. C. O. Weaver and Miss Mona Wilkes, both of Dawson, and Mrs. Adelaide Stockard, Corsicana; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Josephine Ferrald, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wince Lancaster, Urshel Smith, Robert Ward, Edgar Davis, Hugh Lewis Graham and Chester Moore.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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James Clyde Wilkes
Oct 21, 1887 - Jun 22, 1961

J. C. Wilkes, 73, Is Found Dead By Angus Pond

James Clyde Wilkes, 73, of 614 West Fifth avenue, long-time Dawson and Corsicana resident, was found dead of a heart attack at a pond on the C. A. Gordon farm south of Angus Thursday afternoon. He had been fishing and was discovered by his sister, Mrs. Gordon, who had been at the farm house and found him when she went to the tank.

Justice G. C. Bowden returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” after an investigation. Deputy Sheriff Howe French accompanied the judge to Angus. A Griffin ambulance answered the call.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Wilkes was a deputy sheriff under Walter Hayes during the oil boom in the early 1920s and served as a deputy for a time for the late John W. Stewart. He became jailer for Tom Wilson, sheriff, and continued for a number of years as jailer for Rufus Pevehouse.

Prior to his retirement, Wilkes had been connected with the State TB hospital in Tyler.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Gordon, Corsicana; Mrs. C. O. Weaver and Miss Mona Wilkes, both of Dawson; a brother, Dan A. Wilkes, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. I. Harris, B. D. Hubbard, Hugh Lewis Graham, Guy Davis, Gene Hellums and J. W. McCammon.

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Saturday Rites For J. C. Wilkes

Funeral services for James Clyde Wilkes, 73, former deputy sheriff and jailer, who died Thursday afternoon of a heart attack, were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

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

Wilkes was found at a tank on the C. A. Gordon farm near Angus, by his sister, Mrs. Gordon, where he had been fishing.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes; following an investigation. Deputy Sheriff Howe French accompanied Judge Bowden on the call and investigation.

A native of Dawson, Wilkes served as a deputy sheriff under Walter Hayes and the late John W. Stewart and was jailer under Sheriffs Tom Wilson and Rufus Pevehouse. He had been connected with the State TB hospital in Tyler several years prior to his retirement.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. C. O. Weaver and Miss Mona Wilkes, both of Dawson, and Mrs. Gordon, Corsicana; a brother, Dan A. Wilkes, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. I. Harris, B. D. Hubbard, Hugh Lewis Graham, Guy Davis, Gene Hellums and J. W. McCammon.

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Adalaide (Wilkes) Stockard-Gordon
Oct 22, 1896 - Apr 22, 1973

Mrs. Gordon

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Adelaide Gordon, 76, of Corsicana, who died Sunday morning at the Twilight Home, Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, and burial will be at Dawson Cemetery.

She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include a brother, Dan Wilkes of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. C. O. Weaver of Dawson; a niece, Mrs. Miller Beasley of Dallas; and a nephew, Allen Wilkes of Dallas.

Pallbearers include Rufus Pevehouse, Don Pevehouse, Eugene Hellums, Ellis Montgomery, Wilmer Hale and A. B. Graham.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 23, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Anderson Stockard married Jan 6, 1918 2nd husband Charles Allyn Gordon married Aug 27, 1958; d/o Merrill Alexander Wilkes & Emma Jane (Clemons) Wilkes

Clem Alva Weaver, Jr.
Jul 8, 1910 - Oct 18, 1975

C. A. Weaver

Services were to be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Clem A. Weaver, Jr, 65, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Wortham.

Rev. Dale Rider and Rev. Jack Riley officiated, and burial was at Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Josie Weaver of Corsicana; a son, Maj. Windol Weaver of Portsmouth, M. H,; two daughters, Mrs. Kay Fleming of Gretna, La., and Mrs. Peggye Thornburg of Corsicana; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Dewey Matthews, L. V. Tanner, S. F. Herod, C. W. Cox, Les Grayson, Will Hashop, Placere Jones, and Dr. C. L. Gary.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 20, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Dixie Lee (Matthews) Weaver 2nd Josie (unk) Weaver; s/o Clem Alva Weaver, Sr. & Ella Catherine (Goodwin) Weaver

Charles Milton Dawson
Nov 5, 1878 - May 21, 1956

Funeral Services For C. M. Dawson

DAWSON, May 22—(Spl)—C. M. Dawson, 77, died in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, Monday.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p. m. from the Dawson Church of Christ, with Floyd Maclaskey, minister of the church and E. L. Craig, Corsicana minister, conducting. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Clyde A. Dawson, Hillsboro; Frank Dawson, Corsicana; and Fred Dawson, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. George Crum, Waco; Mrs. Jack Howard, Houston; and Mrs. Ronald Moses, Fairbanks, Alaska; 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. B. Slater, Chester Moore, Frank Shaw, Charles Fondren, Clide Perce and U. S. Smith.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Hallie (Fullerton) Hellums
Jan 31, 1882 - Apr 24, 1956

Dawson Resident Expires Tuesday

DAWSON, April 24 (Spl.)—Mrs. O. S. Hellums, life-long resident of this community, died at her home here at an early hour Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ church Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Claud B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, Corsicana, and Floyd McClaskey, minister of the local church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Smith, Corsicana, and Miss Hazel Hellums, Washingto, D. C.: a son, E. R. Hellums, Corsicana; a grandson, Patrick Smith, Richmond, Wash.; a granddaughter, Abigail Hellums, Corsicana; a brother, Eugene Fullerton, Dawson, and other relatives.

The Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

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Oscar Simpson Hellums
Jan 9, 1873 - Jun 9, 1957

Retired Minister Dies In Dawson

DAWSON, June 10—(Spl)—O. S. Hellums, 84, retired Church of Christ minister and teacher, died at his home here Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ Tuesday morning with burial in the Dawson Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in Corsicana.

Hellums taught school in this area for 33 years. He was a native of Mississippi.

Surviving are a son, Eugene R. Hellums, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Smith, Dawson, and Miss Hazel Hellums, Washington, D. C.; two grandchildren, Abbie Gale Hellums, Corsicana, and Pat L. Smith, Dawson; a great-grandchild, Glenda Lee Smith, Dawson; four brothers, T. A. Hellums,Wichita Flls; Sam Hellums, Corsicana; Ben Hellums, Brownwood, and Horace Hellums, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. Bettie Redwind, Harlingen; Mrs. Cassie Owen, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Lena Jones, Comanche, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Gilmer Farmer, Alton Osborne, Clyde Pierce, Frank Shaw, Leroy Matthews and Chester Moore.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

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Dona LeAnna (Teakell/Tekell) Duncan-Sawyer
Jul. 17, 1887 - Aug. 9, 1956

Mrs. Dona Sawyer Rites Saturday

DAWSON, Aug. 10 (Spl.)—Mrs. Dona L. Sawyer, 69, former Dawson resident, died in a Waco hospital Thursday afternoon while on a visit there from Houston.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church in Dawson Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery. Rev. Joe Webb, pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church near Dawson will conduct.

Mrs. Sawyer is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ivy Bruce, Dawson, Mrs. Naomi Zumwalt, Farmersville, La., Mrs. Ruth Berry, Waco and Mrs. Kathryn Ellis, Shreveport, La.; two sons, John R. Sawyer, Houston, and Billy J. Sawyer, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanne Midkiff, Honolulu, Hawaii; and Mrs. Beulah Cozart, Bowie; 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. Dona Sawyer Rites At Dawson

DAWSON, Aug. 11—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. for Mrs. Dona L. Sawyer, 69, former Dawson resident who died in a Waco hospital Thursday.

Rites were held from the First Baptist Church of Dawson, with Rev. Joe Webb, pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church, conducting. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Sawyer is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ivy Bruce, Dawson; Mrs. Naomi Zumalt, Farmersville, La.; Mrs. Ruth Berry, Waco, and Mrs. Kathryn Ellis, Shreveport, La.; two sons, John R. Sawyer, Houston and Billy J. Sawyer, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanne Midkiff, Honolulu, Hawaii; and MRs. Beulah Cozart, Bowie; 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 11, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband J. H. Duncan 2nd husband John Rufus/Ruthie Sawyer; d/o Henry Harrison Teakell & Mary Jane (Campbell) Teakell ( some places it is spelled Tekell)

Annie Lee (Robertson) Davis
Jul 16, 1869 - Mar 25, 1956

Dawson Resident Services Monday

DAWSON, March 26—(Spl)—Mrs. Annie Lee Roberson Davis, 80, died at her home here Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Church of Christ Monday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Floyd MacCleskey, minister.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Davis had resided in this community since early childhood.

Surviving are six daughter, Mrs. Mamie Etter, Mrs. Ed Robertson, Miss Jessie Davis, Mrs. Ira Frazier, all of Dawson; Mrs. Jess Hardy, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Pat Roberts, Dallas; three sons, A. H. Davis, Fort Worth; R. A. Davis, Waco, and Wilbur Davis, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren; 20 grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carlos Berry, Horace Berry, Clide Pierce, Doyle Ivy, W. B. Slater and Robert Ward.

Wolfe Funeral Home Directed.

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Ada Mattie (Cahill) Cook
Apr 3, 1882 - Feb 5, 1956

Mrs. C. H. Cook Services Monday

DAWSON, Feb. 6—(Spl.)—Mrs. C. H. Cook, 73, long-time resident of this area, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bud Woods, at Grandview Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church here with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

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

Mrs. Cook resided here until the death of her husband five months ago, when she moved to Grandview.

Surviving are a son, John J. Cook, Whitehouse, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. Billie Tekell, Sr., Kerens; Mrs. Willie Mae Nichols and Mrs. H. A. Priddy, both of Ft. Worth; Mrs. Woods, Grandview, and Mrs. John Hunt, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Anna Gill, Okmulgee, Okla.; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Ben Rex DuBose
Jul 30, 1888 - Jun 3, 1956

Ben Rex DuBose Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Ben Rex DuBose, 67, life-long Streetman resident, who died at his home Sunday after a short illness, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, Tyler Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the Streetman Presbyterian church, of which DuBose was a member.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hortense DuBose, Route 1, Streetman; a son, Charles DuBose, Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. Curtis Roberts, Tyler; four grandchildren; four brothers, Roy DuBose, Currie; Ray and John DuBose, both of Dallas, and Clark DuBose, Streetman; three sisters, Mrs. Dona McKissack, Mrs. Sadie Gregory and Gladys DuBose, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eugene DuBose, Leroy DuBose, J. R. DuBose, Billy McKissack, James McKissack, Mildred DuBose, Aubrey Gregory, Roddy Ferguson, Pruitt Pillans, Mack McCary and Kenneth DeBerry.

Griffin directed.

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Jim Clark DuBose
Mar 21, 1892 - Mar 13, 1964

Clark DuBose Dies Friday

Clark DuBose, 71, of Streetman, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Friday afternoon following becoming ill at his home.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; a son, J. R. DuBose, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn LeRouax, Houston; three granddaughters, a grandson, two brothers, Ray and John DuBose, both of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Bill McKissack, Mrs. O. H. Gregory and Mrs. Gladys Cole, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

DuBose was a deacon in the Streetman Presbyterian church.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Streetman Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the
Birdston cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. L. McCutcheon, Presbyterian minister, assisted by Rev. Clarence Yates, pastor of the Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be Bill McKissack, Aubrey Gregory, Ray DuBose, Jr.; Charlie Ferguson DuBose, Millard DuBose, Dr. James Leslie McCary, W. P. Pillans and Eugent DuBose.

Griffin will direct.

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Rita Jean (Patrick) Warrington
Jul 10, 1938 - Sep 23, 2020
 
Rita Jean (Patrick) Warrington passed away peacefully at her home on September 23, 2020. Fueled by southern cooking, love for her family, doting care by her son Patrick, and a desire to see her tomato plants flourish, Rita spent over three years in the at-home hospice program.

Rita was born in Corsicana, Texas to Euing and Loree (Terry) Patrick in 1938. She graduated from Corsicana High School and went on to attend Navarro Junior College. She graduated with a degree in Medical Technology prior to meeting and marrying her soulmate, Wayne. Rita and Wayne welcomed their two children into their lives and worked independent careers. Following their adventurous spirits, they purchased a coastal marina, quit their jobs and relocated their family to the Gulf of Mexico. After five years there, they made the move to Minnesota in 1987.

Though she spent over 30 years in Minnesota, Rita was well-known for her cute Texan accent and deep dislike of cold weather. She greeted all with a friendly smile, but was never afraid to share her opinions plainly. Rita was also casually superstitious, believing that cardinals (red birds, as she fondly referred to them) are good luck, having long toes mean you will be rich, and that you always pick up any penny left heads-up. Before retiring to her armchair, Rita attended to her social nature through employment at the Owatonna Junior High School cafeteria and Russell Stover, always with a joke ready to share with her coworkers.

She is survived by her younger brother, Terry Patrick, son Patrick Warrington, and daughter Jennifer (Jade) Cumberland. Granny will also be dearly missed by her grandchildren, Sierra and Casey Cumberland. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, and her parents.

Visitation will take place at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1909 St Paul Rd in Owatonna on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at 5:30 p.m. Rita will be laid to rest in Navarro County, Texas, with a service to be set at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Rita's family asks that donations be made to the Allina Health Hospice Foundation and the compassionate, caring staff that kept Rita comfortable and sassy to her last day.

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Heinz P. Faber
Aug 26, 1944 - Sep 21, 2020
 
Heinz P. Faber, age 76, Went to be with the Lord on Sept. 21, 2020

He was born on Aug. 26,1944 in Lissa, Poland during the dictatorship of Adolph Hitler.
In 1945, The Red Cross helped them flee Poland by putting them on a train to Linz, Austria, where they lived in an abandoned house. Many times, when the sirens went off, they had to retreat to the cellar for fear of the bombs. In 1949 they crossed the German border and lived in various refugee camps until they moved to the states in 1955.

Heinz began his career in 1966 at Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle, Washington working on the Reliability team. In 1968, he began a 42+ year career at Bell Helicopter in Ft. Worth as an Avionics and Electrical & Electronics Engineer (EEE). During his long tenure at Bell, he became the expert in the analysis of the effects of lightning strikes on helicopters and served as an Engineering representative for the FAA for many years. After his retirement in 2011, He took a few months off and then opened his own consulting business where he continued to leverage his engineering knowledge and skills.

Heinz was also a member of the IOOF Lodge #148, a Master Mason at Haltom City Lodge #1331, An active member of the Moslah Shrine Directors Unit and a member of the Order of the Jesters Court #38

He is proceeded in death by his beloved mother Hilda Ashworth and great grandson Landon Willis.

Survived by his loving wife Elaine, 5 Children, 8 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren and 4 Sisters

Viewing will be on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with the funeral on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Gene Bullard, Sr.
Apr 17, 1931 - Fri., Oct 9, 2020
 
Gene Bullard, Sr., 89 of Corsicana, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 in Navarro Regional Hospital.

He was born April 17, 1931 in Novice, Texas to Luther Bullard and Alma Lena Mjaaland. Gene graduated from Clifton High School class of 1948; Clifton Junior College, AA 1950; Texas Tech, BS 1954 and Stephen F. Austin University, MEd 1982.

Gene's membership organizations were Missouri Synod Faith Lutheran Church; Rotary Clubs: Past President of Northside Houston and Corsicana; Sam Schreiner Chapter AYR (association of retired YMCA directors) Treasurer & President. He served from 1963 to 1974 as General Secretary of the Corsicana YMCA; 1974 to 1978 as manager of the Texas Teachers Credit Union and from 1978 to 1995 as Athletic Director of Corsicana ISD.

He served 9 years in the Texas National Guard 36th Division. 143rd Infantry Regiment. Heavy Mortar Co. Platoon Leader, attained rank of Staff Sergeant.

Gene is survived by two sons, Gene Bullard, Jr. & wife Bobbie and Steve Bullard; grandchildren, Natalie & Brent Compton, Lindsey & Brock Price, Andrew & Kailyn Bullard, Brandon Bullard, Calen & Candice Bullard, Jessica & JP Doughty, Neil & Sarah Lawley and Emily Serna; great grandchildren, Ava Compton, Barrett Compton, Kyler Bullard, Clay Price, Connor Price, Steele Bullard, Gabi Serna, Gabe Serna, Nicolas Lawley, James Lawley, Kennedy Bullard, Ethan Bullard, Charlotte Doughty, Catherine Bullard, Bennett Bullard, Samantha Bullard and Devon Roop; step brothers, Joe Stacha, Jr. and Dan Stacha; niece, Hollie Jo Jepson.

Gene loved hunting, fishing and was an avid golfer.

Visitation will be 6 PM to 8 PM Monday, October 12, 2020 at Paschal Funeral Home. Family has requested a private graveside service.
Pallbearers will be Ray Jacobs, Don Harvey, Dwaine Lewis, Ned Easterling, Don Denbow, Jaime Almond and Bob Luther.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church 3824 E. Hwy 22 Corsicana, Texas 75110

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Clyde Ora (Campbell) Bullard
Nov. 14, 1930 - Sep 30, 2020
 
Clyde was born November 14, 1930 to Rev. Clyde Raymond Campbell and Nina Ora Barger in Mineral Wells, Texas. She graduated from Mineral Wells High School class of 1948 and graduated from Ft. Worth Harris College of Nursing class of 1951. She married Gene Bullard, Sr., May 19, 1951 ... 69 years ago.

She was employed by Navarro Memorial Hospital from 1963 to 1975 as an RN on Second North and from 1975 to 1997 she was head School Nurse for Corsicana ISD.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ada Merle James; brothers, Joe Campbell and Jack Campbell.

Clyde is survived by two sons, Gene Bullard, Jr. & wife Bobbie and Steve Bullard; grandchildren, Natalie & Brent Compton, Lindsey & Brock Price, Andrew & Kailyn Bullard, Brandon Bullard, Calen & Candice Bullard, Jessica & JP Doughty, Neil & Sarah Lawley and Emily Serna; great grandchildren, Ava Compton, Barrett Compton, Kyler Bullard, Clay Price, Connor Price, Steele Bullard, Gabi Serna, Gabe Serna, Nicolas Lawley, James Lawley, Kennedy Bullard, Ethan Bullard, Catherine Bullard, Bennett Bullard, Charlotte Doughty Samantha Bullard and Devon Roop; sister, Mary Katherine Campbell of Abilene; niece, Rebecca Martinez of Waxahachie and nephew, John James of Whitney.

Visitation will be 6 PM to 8 PM Monday, October 12, 2020 at Paschal Funeral Home. Family has requested a private graveside service.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church 3824 E. Hwy 22 Corsicana, Texas 75110

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Andrew Bascome Ramsey III
Aug 9, 1953 - Aug 18, 2020
 
Andrew Bascome Ramsey III passed away in Corsicana, TX on August 18, 2020 at the age of 67. He was a loving father and brother, and will be remembered as an avid fisherman, lover of the outdoors, and always up for lively conversation. He is survived by sons Chris and Matthew Ramsey, grandson Tyler, and sister Nancy Chance and family. Funeral services will be kept private for immediate family and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Charles Lavelle "Red" Branam
Feb. 20, 1944 - Aug. 21, 2020
 
Charles Lavelle (Red) Branam went to be with his Lord and Savior, peacefully at home as he wished, at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 at the age of 76.

He was born Feb. 20, 1944.

He was preceded in death by his dad, William Morris Penn Shaw, his precious Mama, Hattie Marie Shaw and his infant brother, Ollie Shaw.

He leaves behind his loving wife Catherine (Cathy) Branam, brothers Cecil S. Shaw (Darla) and Raymond A. Shaw (Sharon). His three sons, Jeffery L. Branam (Julie), Walter W. Andrews, William F. Andrews and his daughter Dana K. Williams (Donnie). He has seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Many friends and extended family and a host of four legged children.

He was a loving husband, wonderful dad, spoiling Pawpaw, precious brother, supportive father in law and awesome uncle and brother-in-law.

We will miss shared cups of coffee and conversation on the front porch.

A memorial service is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Jester Park pavilion in Corsicana, in remembrance of when Charles and Cathy were married there 23 years ago.

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Mary Margaret DeFranco
Oct. 8, 1946 - Aug. 22, 2020
 
Mary Margaret DeFranco of Terrell, TX passed away August 22, 2020. Mary Margaret was the daughter of Philip W. and Bobbie Nell DeFranco, and grew up in Corsicana TX. She attended Fannin Elementary, Collins Junior High, and Corsicana High Schools. Mary Margaret attended East Texas State University. Her sense of adventure started early when she left Texas to live in Africa. She was hired to draw botanicals at Jane Goodall's now Gombe Stream National Park, where she got to know the chimpanzees intimately. This is where her love of animals truly grew.

After returning from Africa, she developed her art and her photography. Mary Margaret became a most talented and versatile artist. She would get interested in a medium, study it, and master it. She drew in pencil, pastels, and ink and painted in acrylic and oil. There are many homes in Texas which house her hand painted ceilings, walls, ceramics, and murals. She handmade ceramic tile, sculpture and even created her own glazing and unique color finishes firing them in her at home studio. She created wood cut-outs, wood painting, macramé, pottery, and clay sculpture. As the architect and interior designer for her home in Terrell, Mary Margaret carefully selected and chose every element. She developed a unique multi-media style of art that incorporated fabrics, painting, figurines, and paper mâché into handmade books and textile art. There was not anything she couldn't make, and she never stopped learning and applying her skills.

If Mary Margaret is not remembered for her art, she is remembered for how she could light up a room with her joie de vie and loving personality - funny, gorgeous inside and out, and full of love. She loved life, loved creating, and loved caring for animals. She was given the name St. Mary of Assisi as so many animals ("throw aways" as she called them) would come to her door. Even after moving out of the country and into town, we wondered, "How would the animals find her?" Sure enough, they did, as always: cats, dogs, and even a tortoise that she fed tomatoes who lived under her deck. Most often, people would describe her as a vibrant and free spirit; her family agrees. Now her spirit is free.

Mary Margaret is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Dorie DeFranco of La Jolla, CA, and niece Quinn DeFranco Morgan. Inspired by her Auntie Ms artistic talent and influence, Quinn is a fine artist and owner of an interior architecture and design firm in San Francisco, carrying on Auntie Ms legacy of bringing more beauty to the world.

No public services are scheduled at this time. Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please honor her love for animals by giving to one of the following:
A Place to Bark - PO Box 649, Portland TN 37148
The Elephant Sanctuary - PO Box 393, Hohenwald, TN 38462
The Jane Goodall Institute - 1595 Spring Hill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182
Operation Kindness - 3201 Earhart Dr, Carrolton, TX 75006 or a favorite animal charity of your choice.

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Damian Clay Chapman
Aug. 3, 1982 - July 13, 2020
 

On Monday, July 13, 2020, Damian Clay Chapman, loving son, brother, uncle, fiancé and friend went to be with our Lord at the age of 37.

Clay was born August 3, 1982 at Hillcrest in Waco to Bobby and Carli Chapman. He was a Corsicana High School graduate of the class of 2000. He spent the last 20 years self-employed alongside his dad.

He was more than a good person he was exceptional and anyone that knew him was blessed beyond measure. Clay did not just love and care for people, he had a genuine heart that felt deep and had an uncontrollable desire to help and give.

Clay had a lifelong passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He was also worldly and cultured having done a bit of traveling abroad. Possessing a wealth of knowledge and an astounding personality, immensely witty and charming, he was truly one of a kind.

Clay was preceded in death by his stepmother, Carolyn Chapman, grandparents Ruby and Tom Mason, Floyd and Lometta Chapman. He is survived by his fiancé Veronica Kristiansen, their three children Julie, Malin and Aksel; his father Bobby Chapman, his mother Carli Chapman; his siblings, Diane Huston and husband Sam, John Tucker and wife Christi, Justin Tucker, Tiffany Moore and husband Kenneth, Angela Gothard and husband Jeff; his nieces and nephews, Ethan Huston, Alex Huston, Jossie Huston, Matthew Tucker, Tyler Tucker, Elizabeth Tucker, Jaxon Moore, Kaden Moore, Korbin Moore, Zack Tucker, Cal Tucker, Nirvana Stroud, Kassen Barton and a multitude of loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, TX on Monday, July 20, 2020 from 8 am until 8pm. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 1pm.at Corley Funeral Home with Pastor Justin Colquette officiating. As per Clay's final wishes the graveside will be held at a later date with immediate family.

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Billie Kay (Taylor) Sherrell
Nov 18, 1955 - Aug 9, 2020

Billie Kay Taylor Sherrell, born November 18, 1955, joined the Lord on August 9, 2020 at the age of 64. Billie is survived by her daughter, Jamie Lesa Hendrick and husband Jonathan; three grandchildren, James Eric Hendrick, Janessa Elayne Hendrick, and Callista Jane Hendrick; sisters, Marian Ritchie and husband George, Lottie Noble and husband Don, and Carolyn Brown and husband David; sisters-in-law, Linda Sims, Lesa Sherrell, and Linda Sherrell; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Billie is preceded in death by husband, James Sherrell; parents, Sylvia and W.T. Taylor; parents-in-law, L.J. and Betty Sherrell; sister, Sarah Faye Sims; brother, Sammy Robert Sims; brother-in-law, Robbie James Sherrell; and nephews, Rod Sims, Joey Sims, Jeremy Sherrell, and Joshua Sherrell.

Billie Kay was loved by many and was called Momma, Aunt K-K, K-K, and simply Billie Kay. The youngest of six children, she grew up in Oak Cliff, TX where she graduated from Sunset High School and met and married James Sherrell. They loved children; they would frequently enjoy keeping their nieces and nephews for weekend adventures. Shannon and Mitchell held a particularly special place in her heart. Billie and James were thrilled to be blessed with a daughter, Jamie, in 1983. She and James eventually settled in Corsicana, TX where they raised their daughter. Billie and James operated several small businesses over the years and believed in hard work and perseverance. Over the years Billie has been a waitress, a janitor, operated a snow cone stand, a Christmas tree lot, and a pawn shop, and been an office manager for the family businesses all while also being a full-time mom. There was always a place for Jamie in the office or at a counter. She inspired and pushed her daughter to pursue college and career with strong work ethic and dedication. Billie loved to ride motorcycles with her husband, siblings, and friends. It was a sight to behold Billie on a Suzuki scooter with a cane, easily keeping pace with the Honda Valkyrie and Harleys in the group. She also loved camping and boating with family and friends. Sherrell cookouts at the lake were the place to be! She wrote poetry and loved to paint, sharing her faith in God through art. She had a vibrant personality and is well and truly missed by those her life has touched.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. before the service. The Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main St. Waxahachie, TX 75165.

Arrangements are under the direction of Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas.

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Frances (Brown) Breithaupt-Wood
Nov 20, 1921 - Aug 7, 2020

Frances Brown Wood, 98, died peacefully at her home on August 7, 2020. She was born November 20, 1921 in Gatesville, Texas to Dr. Rebel John and Tommie Lee Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers and sisters, her first husband, Claude V. (Pete) Breithaupt, Jr. and second husband, the Rev. Eugene E. Wood. She is survived by two children, Barbara Westmoreland and husband Barry, and Thomas Breithaupt and wife Barbara. She is also survived by three grandchildren, August, Claude, and Joseph Breithaupt, one great granddaughter, Ariana Klein-Breithaupt, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a longtime resident of Corsicana and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. She worked for many years as the secretary of the First Presbyterian Church. She especially enjoyed traveling, visiting with family and friends, and her regular bridge games.

The family wishes to thank Ms. Debby Ackley, Sarah Barlow, Jean McHenry, the late Rev. Richard and Marjorie Avery, Dr. Ronald Rodriguez, and Hand-in-Hand Hospice for their friendship, expertise, and compassion.

Due to Covid-19 constraints, a private family service will be conducted Friday August 14, 2020, 11 a.m. at St John's.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Corsicana Animal Shelter or the Navarro County Food Pantry.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home



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Golden Evelyn (Richardson) Dixon
Sep 07, 1916 – Jun 18, 2010

Golden Evelyn Dixon, 93 passed away Friday, June 18, 2010 in Corsicana, Texas. She was born on September 7, 1916 in Ennis, Texas to James Norman and Ethel Richardson. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be Sunday, June 20, 2010 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A private graveside service will follow.

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Kenneth Edward McAdory
Feb 14, 1952 - Feb 17, 2006

Mr. Kenneth Edward McAdory, age 54, of Mansfield, Texas, died Friday, February 17, 2006, at VA Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was the son of the and Marjorie Harris. He is also survived by his Sister & Brother-in-law-Vicke & Ken Johnson of Crowley, Texas & Sister & Brother-in-law-Sandra & Eddie Flores of Yorktown, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas. Funeral service will be at Pattison Cemetery at 11:00 AM Friday, February 24, 2006, Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be at
Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, Texas.

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Myrtis Irene (McDuffie) Hill-Reid
Aug 20, 1912 - Mar 02, 2007

Graveside services for Mrs. Myrtis Irene Reid, 94 of Mexia will be 2 p.m. Sunday, At
Pattison Cemetery near Emhouse. Rev. Marcus Sheffield will officiate with Interment following in Pattison Cemetery..

Mrs. Reid was born August 20, 1912 in Daingerfield, Texas and passed away on March 1, 2007 in Mexia. She was a housewife and a member of the Baptist Church. She had been residing in Mexia for the past year.

Survivors are daughter: Peggy Tyner of Mexia, 12 grandchildren, number of great Grandchildren, and brother, James McDuffie of Sagnaw, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James G. and Matilda Hall McDuffie, her husband, Arthur Templeton (Pie) Reid and two children, James Hill and Marie Yarborough.

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Geneva (Watson) Worsham
Feb 5, 1908 - Jul 7, 2005

Geneva Worsham, 97, of Barry passed away Thursday July 7, 2005 at her residence. She was born February 5, 1908 in Barry Texas to Claude and Minnie Farmer Watson.

She was a graduate from Corsicana High School and North Texas State University. She was the first married woman to teach in Navarro County. She taught in both Barry and Blooming Grove schools. She loved to quilt.

Services will be held 4:00pm Saturday July 9, 2005 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial following at
Pattison Cemetery.

Mrs. Worsham is survived by sons Raymond Lee and wife Jody Worsham of Nacogdoches. Charles and Gilda Worsham of Barry. Daughters Rayneva and husband Aubry Marr of Barry. Sarah Hinkle of Ft. Worth. Patsy and husband Raymond Gordon of Barry. 20 Grandchildren , 21 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Sister Velma Lois Wright of Mart. Host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • CHS grad.
  • 1st married woman to teach in Navarro county

Derwood Odel Lile
July 25, 1935 - May 10, 2008

Mr. Derwood O. Lile passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital on May 10, 2008. He was born in Navarro County on July 25, 1935.

He is survived by his Daughters; Maggie Ruth Hall of Kerens, Laura Hernandez of Hawaii, and Kelly of California, Son; Bobby Lile of TN, Numerous Grandchildren, sister Sylvia Kitchens of Barry, brothers Kenneth Lile of Barry, T.A. Lile of Venus, Charles Lile of Hurst, sisters Marjorie Harris of Kennedale, Patsy Doris Shuck of Mansfield, Sally Ann David of Mansfield, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Corley Funeral Home on Monday, May 12, 2008 from 6-8:00 p.m.
A Funeral Service will be held at Calvary Worship Center in Corsicana on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the
Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dewayne Lile, T.A. Lile, James E. Fletcher, Jr., Billy Joe David, James Hollaway, and Glenn Kitchens.

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Marie (Ray) Adams
Nov 12, 1926 - Feb 25, 2016

Marie Adams, 89 of Roundrock, passed away February 25, 2016. She was born November 12, 1926 in Emhouse to Bezel and Minnie Ray.

Graveside service will be 3 pm Saturday, February 27, 2016 at
Pattison Cemetery with Pastor Gene Gipson officiating.

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J. D. Chaney
Sep 13, 1925 - Oct 20, 2015

J D was born on September 13, 1925 and passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. J D was a resident of Cumby, Texas at the time of his passing. J D served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Air Force during World War II. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Quinlan Funeral Home on Wednesday October 21 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held the following day Thursday October 22 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at
Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse Texas.

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Gertrude Wilma (Bates) Moore
Feb 6, 1914 - Sep 12, 1956

Mrs. W. B. Moore, 42, died at Tomball, Texas, Wednesday.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Hamilton cemetery where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Howard Lee of Tomball.

Surviving are her husband and two children, Homer D. Moore and Claudine Moore, all of Tomball; two brothers, James Bates, Corsicana, and Henry Lee Bates, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Greer, Rice, and Mrs. Josephine Spann, Tatum, Texas, and other relatives.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

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William Bryan Moore
Oct 16, 1908 - Nov 26, 1961

W. B. Moore, 52, Expires Sunday

W. B. Moore, former resident of Corsicana but grocer in Tomball, died Sunday morning. He was 52.

Funeral services will be held in Tomball Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Klines Funeral Home. Graveside rites will be held at Hamilton cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Corsicana Masonic lodge in charge.

He was a native of Navarro county and resided in Corsicana about 15 years ago before moving to Harris county. He was a Mason and a Baptist.

Surviving other than his widow, Erna of Tomball, are one son, Home D. Moore, Tomball; one daughter, Claudine Moore, Tomball; father, W. A. Moore, Corsicana; six brothers, Roy C. Moore, Claude Moore, Buddy Moore and Sam Moore, all of Corsicana, and Fred Moore and Artie Moore, both of Dallas; a number of nieces and nephews; three stepsons of Tomball; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 27, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Gertrude Wilma (Bates) Moore 2nd wife Erna (unk) Moore; s/o William Andrew Moore & Dovie Louella “Ella” (Newell) Moore
     

William Allen Moore
Jul 8, 1876 - Dec 13, 1961

W. A. Moore, 85, Dies Wednesday

W. A. Moore, native of Arkansas but resident of Corsicana for many years, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday. He was 85.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor, Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Jack Bell, Baptist minister of Wortham. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

A retired farmer, Mr. Moore had resided in Corsicana the past 17 years.

He was a charter member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist church in the Raleigh community.

Surviving are six sons, Claud, Buddie, Sam and Roy Moore, all of Corsicana, and Allie and Fred Moore, both of Dallas; 21, grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil Prater, Corsicana, and Miss Ida Moore, Richland, and other relatives.

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Allie Martin Moore
May 28, 1903 - Jan 3, 1976

A. M. Moore

Services were at 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for A. M. Moore, 73, resident of Alvarado who died Saturday in Cleburne.

The Rev. Frank Shirley officiated and burial was at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

He was a native of Rylie, lived in Alvarado since 1966, was a retired grocery store owner, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Alvarado.

Survivors include four sons, Otis M. Moore of Palestine, Billy G. Moore, of Hutchins, Minuard E. Moore of Terrell, Jesse G. Moore of Alvarado; two daughters, Mrs. Nettie V. Redford of Jacksonville and Mrs. Betty M. Moye of Alvarado; 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, five brothers, Fred Moore of Lancaster, Claude Moore, Buddy Moore, Sam Moore, and Roy Moore all of Corsicana.

Grandsons were pallbearers and included; Gerald Don Moore, Billy Weldon Moore, W. T. Redford, Jr., Duane Redford, Steve Moore and Gene Moore.

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Cecil Moore
Dec 7, 1904 - Jul 31, 1973

Cecil Moore

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Cecil Moore, 68, of Corsicana, and native of Navarro County, who died Tuesday night. Rev. Frank Williams will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a farmer and rancher in the Pickett Community, and a member of Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bessie Moore of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Spinnett of Dallas; a granddaughter, Camille Spinnett of Dallas; two brothers, Doyle Moore and Z. B. Moore of Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. Everett Owens of Corsicana, Mrs. Verna McDonald of Barry and Mrs. Gladys O’Brien of San Angelo.

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Ina Mae (Zuber) Moore
Sep 30, 1909 - Aug 18, 1975

Mrs. Moore

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ina Mae Moore, 65, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Frank Shirley will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband Sam C. Moore of Corsicana; a son, Sammy D. Moore of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Yates of Houston, Mrs. Katie Dowd of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, a foster grandchild, six great grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. Ernest Webb of Corsicana, Mrs. Maudie Moore of Burleson, Mrs. Ola Pack of Wortham, Mrs. William Driver of Wortham, and Mrs. Robert Cates of Wortham; four brothers, Jack Zuber of Houston, Pete Zuber of Kemp, Henry Zuber of Wortham, Otho Zuber of Wortham, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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William Beeler Pasley
Jun 14, 1911 - Jan 1, 1960

Wm. B. Pasley Rites Monday

William B. Pasley, 49, died in Houston Saturday following a brief illness.

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

The rites were conducted by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The family formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; mother, Mrs. H. C. Pasley, Houston; two brothers, Cullen Pasley, Honey Grove, and Woodson Pasley, Sunset, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Guy Love, Roy Love, R. D. Parker, Preston Garner, Bemus Lord and J. S. Daniel, Jr.

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William Paul Conn, Sr.
Jan 24, 1895 - Aug 12, 1956

W. P. Conn Dies Sunday Evening

William Paul Conn, 61, died in the M. D. Anderson Clinic in Houston Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Central Methodist church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. A. Chapman, pastor of the First Methodist church of Athens, assisted by Rev. Thomas B. Tribble, pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, J. W. Conn and Paul Conn, Jr., both of Corsicana, and Vernon Conn, Midland; two daughters, Mrs. Chester Bonner, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jack Speer, Corpus Christi; father, John W. Conn, Wortham; nine grandchildren; five brothers, Andy and Jack Conn, both of Wortham; Sam Conn, Mexia; Clovis Conn, New Orleans, and Joe Conn, Bakersfield, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Pruitt, Wortham, and Mrs. W. K. Lawson, Houston, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be D. T. Griffin, Haskell Whittenburg, Otis Kindle, Jess Harris, Charlie Steely, Charlie Ellington, W. H. Brown and Herman Hitt.

Griffin will direct.

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Bessie Mae (Cole) Conn
Sep 24, 1901 - May 30, 1972

Mrs. Bessie Conn

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church for Mrs. Bessie Conn, 71, at Corsicana who died Tues. morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. J. I. Glaze will officiate, burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Services will be conducted by Griffin Funeral Home.

She was member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons, J. W. Conn and Paul Conn, Jr., both of Corsicana, and Vernon Conn, Midland; two daughters, Mrs. Chester Bonner, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jack Speer, Corpus Christi; (the rest is blurred)

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Mrs. Conn

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church for Mrs. Bessie Conn, 71, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. J. I. Glaze officiated, and interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Services were conducted by Griffin Funeral Home.

She is survived by two sons, two daughters, 12 grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Audrey Pauline (Brewer) Dumas
Nov 18, 1914 - Jan 31, 1956

Mrs. Dumas Of California Dies

Mrs. Audry Pauline Dumas, 41, died in Lamesa, Calif. Tuesday. The body will arrive in Corsicana by train Sunday morning.

Surviving are two daughters, Patsy and Glenda Faye Dumas, both of San Diego, Calif.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Brewer, Corsicana; three brothers, William Brewer, Elcajon, Calif.; O. D. Brewer, Lakeside, Calif.; and Rodney Brewer, White Sands, N. M.; three sisters, Mrs. Opal Cole, Hamilton; Mrs. Sybil Golden, Snyder, and Mrs. Lila Fay Gaines, Odessa, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery, probably Monday.

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Monday Services For Mrs. Dumas

Funeral services for Mrs. Audry Pauline Dumas, 41, who died in Lamesa, Calif., last Tuesday, were held from the Griffin Chapel Monday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the Roane Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Patsy and Glenda Faye Dumas, both of San Diego, Calif.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Brewer, Corsicana; three brothers, William Brewer, Elcajon, Calif.; O. D. Brewer, Lakeside, Calif.; and Roddy Brewer, White Sands, N. M.; three sisters, Mrs. Opal Cole, Hamilton; Mrs. Sybil Golden, Snyder, and Mrs. Lila Fay Gaines, Odessa, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Hugh Brewer, J. T. Brewer, Vernon Brewer, Edward Brewer, Lonnie Brewer, Don Brewer, Junior Brewer and Stanley Yarbrough.

Notes:
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb. 6, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Orville R. Dumas listed Find A Grave, Gentrys Mill Cemetery, Hamilton, Tx. Dumas; d/o Samuel Lige Brewer & Anna Mae (Faulkenberry) Brewer buried in Gentrys Mill Cemetery, Hamilton, Texas

George Ellis Ewing, Sr.
Sep 9, 1871 - Apr 14, 1956

George E. Ewing Dies Saturday

George E. Ewing, 84, retired farmer, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alma Womack, 501 North Commerce street, shortly before noon Saturday following a several months’ illness. He was a long-time resident of Corsicana.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Saturday afternoon.

Surviving are four sons, Frank and Bill Ewing, both of Corsicana; George Ewing, Rio Alto, Calif., and H. J. (Shorty) Ewing, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Womack, Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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George E. Ewing Services Monday

Funeral services for George E. Ewing, 84, retired farmer, who died Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by J. A. Dease, Mexia Church of Christ minister, and Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Ewing, a long-time Corsicana resident, had been ill several months.

Surviving are four sons, Frank and Bill Ewing, both of Corsicana; George Ewing, Rio Alto, Calif., and H. J. (Shorty) Ewing, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Alma Womack, Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. H. Warfield, Buck Copeland, Joe Holley, Eidney Smith, Will Hashop, Pierce Smith, F. C. Stewart and Bill Morris.

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Elizabeth Mae (Buchanan) Ewing
Dec 10, 1904 - Dec 2, 1970

Ewing Rites Set Friday

Mrs. Frank Ewing 65, died Wednesday in a Temple Hospital. A native Navarro countian, she had been a resident of Corsicana 40 years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with J. Leathel Roberts, Church of Christ minister officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of Corsicana; two sisters, Ava Beauchamp and Mrs. Freda Beare, both of Kerens; four brothers, Slater D. Buchanan of Roseville, Texas; A. L. Buchanan of Hurst, E. B. Buchanan of Anaheim, Calif., and Sam B. Buchanan of Corpus Christi; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Joe Holley, George Ashby, Will Hashop, B. A. Copeland, Louis Hainey, J. F. Maxwell Jr., F. H. Warfield and David W. Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were the Board of Trustees of the IOOF Grand Lodge.

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Ewing Rites

Funeral services were held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Frank Ewing, 65, J. Leathel Roberts, Church of Christ minister, officiated. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. Mrs. Ewing died Wednesday in a Temple hospital.

She is survived by her husband of Corsicana; two sisters, Ava Beauchamp and Mrs. Freda Beare, both of Kerens; four brothers, Slater D. Buchanan of Roseville, Texas; A. L. Buchanan of Hurst, E. B. Buchanan of Anaheim, Calif., and Sam B. Buchanan of Corpus Christi; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Joe Holley, George Ashby, Will Hashop, B. A. Copeland, Louis Hainey, J. F. Maxwell Jr., F. H. Warfield and David W. Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were the Board of Trustees of the IOOF Grand Lodge.

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James Frank Ewing
Aug 23, 1908 - Jan 18, 1973

Frank Ewing

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Frank Ewing, 64, of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

J. Lethal Roberts and Howard White, Church of Christ ministers, will officiate. Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a native of Forney and had lived most of his life in Corsicana. He was the owner of the Ewing and Womack Insurance Agency in Corsicana, veteran of World War II, chairman of the board of trustees of the Grand Lodge of Texas I.O.O.F., and member of the College Hill Church of Christ.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frank Ewing of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Alma Womack of Corsicana; a brother George Ewing of Waco; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will include Will Hashop, Buck Copeland, Frank Warfield, Joe Holley, George Asby, Louis Haynie, Walter E. Parker, and Avery Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. S. A. Sanchez, Rex V. Bailey, and the board of trustees of the Grand Lodge of Texas I. O. O. F.

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Arthur Albert Melton
Dec 8, 1917 - Mar 2, 1956

Arthur A. Melton Services Sunday

Funeral services for Arthur A. Melton, 38, city bus driver , who died Friday night at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, were held from the West Side Baptist church Sunday at 3 p.m., with the pastor, Rev. Jack Goff, in charge. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Larry and Frederick Melton; a daughter, Brenda K. Melton; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Melton, two sisters, Mrs. W. D. Burnett and Mrs. Jack Gibbs, all of Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. E. E. Frazier, Palestine, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. L. Brashear, Roy R. Jones, Roy Graham, Earl Norwood, Weldon Morrison and Raymond Danforth.

Corley directed.

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Ethel Vida (Harris) Melton
Jul 31, 1904 - Sep 3, 1973

Mrs. Melton

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Melton, 69, of Dallas, who died Monday in Dallas. Rev. Harry Rose will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton cemetery.

She was a native of Leon County, Texas, and had lived in Dallas seven years.

Survivors include two sons, C. L. Melton of Waynesboro, Va., and Ronald Melton of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Gene Skidmore of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; four nephews; and five nieces.

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Mrs. Melton

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Melton, 69, of Dallas, who died Monday in Dallas. Rev. Harry Rose will officiate, with burial to follow at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, a daughter, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandsons, four nephews and five nieces.

Pallbearers include Warren Garrett Jr., Earl Mullins, Jr., H. E. Melton, Jr., Travis Melton Jr., John R. Hahn and Ira Tittle.

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Osro Edell Melton
Jan 29, 1902 - Jan 25, 1956

Former Resident Killed Wednesday In Auto Accident

O. E. Melton, 54, of Trinidad, long-time gravel operator and former Corsicana resident, was killed in an automobile collision on Farm Road 90 Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. 4.0 miles south of Malakoff, according to information received here.

Melton was traveling south and a car occupied by two Malakoff men traveling north figured in the collision, it was stated in Athens, Rolen Robertson is in a serious condition and J. T. Abbott is suffering injuries. Both are patients in the Kilman Hospital in Malakoff.

Melton had resided at Trinidad for several years and prior to that time had operated a gravel pit at Toole after moving from Corsicana in 1943.

Surviving are his wife of Trinidad; two sons, Horace E. Melton, Dallas, and Harold Melton, Trinidad; four daughters, Mrs. Wanda Skidmore, Galveston; Mrs. Elvis Allen and Mrs. Warren Garrett, both of Malakoff, and Mrs. Polly Mullins, Dallas; thirteen grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Tom Hayes, Corsicana; two brothers, Ernest Melton and William Melton, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at the Carroll and Lehr Memory Chapel in Athens Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery here. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. E. Wilson and Sister Agnes Sorrells.

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Erma Lee (Norwood) Bennett
Nov 6, 1901 - Feb 17, 1956

Mrs. M. A. Bennett Services Sunday

Funeral rites for Mrs. M. A. Bennett, 54, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. W. T. Allmon of Hubbard, pastor of the Grape Creek Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Ganze and Mrs. E. J. McGaugh, two grandchildren, mother, Mrs. S. A. Norwood, all of Corsicana; three brothers, C. C. Norwood, Mexia, and E. E. and P. P. Norwood, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Mitchell and Mrs. R. L. Copley, both of Mexia, and other relatives.

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Dora Ann (Parker) Rogers
Aug 26, 1889 - May 5, 1956

Monday Services For Mrs. Rogers

Funeral services for Mrs. W. G. Rogers, 66, native of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital, were held from the First Assembly of God Church Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; four sons, Lonnie and Leland Rogers, both of Dallas, and Claude and Jim Rogers, both of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. F. H. Lankford and Mrs. E. G. Mershawn, both of Dallas; Mrs. Ray C. Clark, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. J. E. Posey, Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, one great-grandson, five sisters, Mrs. Clemmie Brown, Mrs. Tommy Melton, and Mrs. Pearice Crawford, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Nellie Mask, Dallas and Mrs. Zola Floyd, Dawson and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Parker, Homer Hitchcock, Alfred Floyd, Lasley Warren, Willie Crawford and Marshall Mask.

Corley directed.

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William Green Rogers
Dec 4, 1884 - Oct 9, 1961

Olan Services For W. G. Rogers

Funeral services for W. G. Rogers, 76, retired carpenter, 1209 West Fifteenth avenue, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital shortly before noon Monday, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. F. Donald, pastor of the First Assembly of God church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Corsicana, Rogers suffered a heart attack, it was reported.

Surviving are four sons, Lonnie and Lealon Rogers both of Dallas; Jimmy and Claud Rogers, both of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. H. S. Lankford, Mrs. J. E. Posey and Mrs. E. G. Mershawn, all of Dallas, and Mrs. Ray Clark, Denver, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, T. A. Rogers, Dallas, and A. T. Rogers, Big Spring; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Allen, Athens, and Mrs. Jessie Lowrey, Houston and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charles Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, William Posey, Howard Posey, Garvin Mershawn, Tommy Cantrell, Marvin Owens, Alvin Rogers and Robert Posey.

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Justin Oliver “Sonny” McSpadden, Jr.
Jun 4, 1935 - Jul 9, 2021

Justin Oliver “Sonny” McSpadden, born June 4, 1935, to Justin Oliver McSpadden Sr. and Mary Ann Woodward McSpadden, left this earth July 9, 2021, at his home in Bryan, Texas. A celebration of Sonny’s life will be held at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church, Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 2:00pm. At a later date he will be interred by the family at the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Sonny was born and grew up in Blooming Grove, Texas, and graduated Blooming Grove High School in 1954. After attending Navarro College, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from Texas A&M University in1957. He served in the Army Reserves before going to work for the Soil Conservation Service. In 1973, he moved his family to Corsicana to manage the family farm.

Sonny married Martha Faye Watson on May 21, 1960, and then enjoyed over 61 years together living in Athens, Denton, Corsicana, and Bryan, Texas. He raised his children as Christians with a high moral standard, to practice loyalty, dedication, and to value hard work. Sonny loved his family, friends, his farm and everything about Texas A&M. He is survived by his loving family, wife Martha, children Elizabeth Ann Dees (husband Jeff Dees), Mary Grace Harper, and James Oliver McSpadden (wife Caroline), brother Danny McSpadden, sister Carol McSpadden, and eight (8) grandchildren, Jason Dees, Justin Dees, Ellen Mackey, Corey Harper, Jessica Harper, Cate McSpadden, Victoria McSpadden, and Jack McSpadden. Great-grandchildren Ava Moquett, and Kyle Dees. He is preceded in death by his parents: (sister) Shirley Frederick, and her husband Joe, and their son Alan; and sister-in-law Jackie Colvin McSpadden.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to the Texas A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840. Please designate gifts to the Justin O. McSpadden, Jr. ’57 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship in the memo line of the check. These funds will be used to support a student scholarship in memory of Justin. To donate online, go to http://give.am/McSpaddenScholarship.


 

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Charles Thomas “Tommy” Trull
Jul 25, 1938 - Mar 5, 1956

Sunday Services For Tommy Trull

Tommy Trull, 17, died in Refugio Friday.

Funeral services are to be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his father, Lonnie Trull, Refugio; mother, Mrs. Lennie Crane, Houston; two brothers, Eddie Glen Trull, Refugio, and Darrel Wade Trull, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Lee Bailey, Beaumont, and another married sister who resides in Houston.

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Linnie Agnes (Bonner) Trull-Crane
Nov 17, 1913 - Feb 27, 1971

Crane Rites Set Monday

Mrs. Linnie Agnes Crane, 57, former Corsicana resident, died early Saturday in a Houston hospital. She had been a Houston resident 24 years.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the
Hamilton Cemetery.

Minister will be Samuel Mohundro.

She is survived by her husband, Cecil Crane, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Bailey of Liberty and Mrs. Bobbie Sue Smith of Houston; two sons, Darrell Wade Trull of St. Louis, Mo., and Eddie Glenn Trull of Houston; one brother, Chester Bonner of Pursley; 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lawrence Bonner, Clarence Bonner, O. D. Bailey, Albert J. Bailey, R. L. Cox, Buford Russell, Norman Smith and Morris Bodily.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Feb. 28, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Lonnie Thomas Trull 2nd husband Cecil Crane; d/o Christopher Cass Bonner and Lula Nancy Ann (Cox) Bonner

 


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