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Sallie Elizabeth (Jones) Hill
Nov 20, 1882 - Aug 20, 1976

Mrs. Hill

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. James G. Hill Sr., 94, former resident of Waco and resident of Corsicana, who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. James E. Shuler will officiate, and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Faltonia, resident of Waco 15 years, a retired school teacher and a member of the Daughters of the Nile.

Survivors include a son, James G. Hill, Jr. of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Mrs. Johnny Grill of Amarillo and Mrs. Jon Pugh III of Mamouth Lake, Calif.; a great-grandson, two great-granddaughters and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 20, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Garrett Hill, Sr; d/o William Henry Jones & Julia F (Ivy) Jones (Sallie was James Jr. step-mother- his mother died in 1911, he was only 3)

Harriet Isabella (Green) Cates
Feb 18, 1884 - Sep 3, 1960

Auto Victims Double Rites Held Tuesday

Double funeral rites for Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cates of Kerens, killed in an automobile wreck at Lufkin Saturday, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

Rev. Grady Cook, pastor of the Round Prairie Baptist church, officiated. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The head-on collision also took the lives of four others.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Curtis, 55, Texarkana, who is in a Lufkin hospital suffering injuries received in the same accident; a son, David M. Cates, Bellflower, Calif.; two grandchildren, Jimmy D. Curtis, Texarkana, and Mrs. Almin Vander Weide, Dallas; five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Cates, 82, is also survived by a brother, Lee Cates, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Tramel, Kerens, Mrs. Lula Young, San Antonio, and Mrs. Ida Philly, Waco/

Mrs. Cates, 76, is survived by four brothers, W. C. Green, San Antonio, D. M. Green, DeRidder, La., and Alva Huffman, Monroe, La.; four sisters, Mrs. Versie Olds and Mrs. Laura Faulkner, both of CeRidder, La., Mrs. Druce Winzer, DeQuincey, La., and Mrs. Julia Blakewood, Baton Rouge, La.

Cates was a well-known East Navarro county resident and formerly operated a store at Montfort in Northeast Navarro County. For the past several years he had owned and operated a stock farm on Highway 309 south of Kerens.

Pallbearers were Orvel Glenn, Yank Ross, Norben Sheets, H. H. Roberson, Clyde Colvin, Johnny Burrow, R. T. Gowan and David McClanahan.

Others killed in the crash at Lufkin included Mrs. Ann Rone Rowan, 40, traveling with the Cates, a Texarkana nurse; P. A. Van DeGaer, 75, of Nederland; his 50-years-old wife and seventeen-year-old daughter, Lenora Mae.

All were killed instantly except Mrs. Cates, who died three hours later in a Lufkin hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Cates, Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Rowan were riding in a white 1959 Buick and the Van DeGaer family was in a 1955 red and white Chevrolet.

Reports from the Associated Press said that the collision occurred several feet off the pavement as one of the cars passed a truck of pulpwood and met the second approaching vehicle. Officers said the two drivers attempted to avoid the collision as each pulled off the pavement where they collided head-on.

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James Monroe �Jim� Cates
Jul 28, 1878 - Sep 3, 1960

Auto Victims Double Rites Held Tuesday

Double funeral rites for Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cates of Kerens, killed in an automobile wreck at Lufkin Saturday, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

Rev. Grady Cook, pastor of the Round Prairie Baptist church, officiated. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The head-on collision also took the lives of four others.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Curtis, 55, Texarkana, who is in a Lufkin hospital suffering injuries received in the same accident; a son, David M. Cates, Bellflower, Calif.; two grandchildren, Jimmy D. Curtis, Texarkana, and Mrs. Almin Vander Weide, Dallas; five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Cates, 82, is also survived by a brother, Lee Cates, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Tramel, Kerens, Mrs. Lula Young, San Antonio, and Mrs. Ida Philly, Waco/

Mrs. Cates, 76, is survived by four brothers, W. C. Green, San Antonio, D. M. Green, DeRidder, La., and Alva Huffman, Monroe, La.; four sisters, Mrs. Versie Olds and Mrs. Laura Faulkner, both of CeRidder, La., Mrs. Druce Winzer, DeQuincey, La., and Mrs. Julia Blakewood, Baton Rouge, La.

Cates was a well-known East Navarro county resident and formerly operated a store at Montfort in Northeast Navarro County. For the past several years he had owned and operated a stock farm on Highway 309 south of Kerens.

Pallbearers were Orvel Glenn, Yank Ross, Norben Sheets, H. H. Roberson, Clyde Colvin, Johnny Burrow, R. T. Gowan and David McClanahan.

Others killed in the crash at Lufkin included Mrs. Ann Rone Rowan, 40, traveling with the Cates, a Texarkana nurse; P. A. Van DeGaer, 75, of Nederland; his 50-years-old wife and seventeen-year-old daughter, Lenora Mae.

All were killed instantly except Mrs. Cates, who died three hours later in a Lufkin hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Cates, Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Rowan were riding in a white 1959 Buick and the Van DeGaer family was in a 1955 red and white Chevrolet.

Reports from the Associated Press said that the collision occurred several feet off the pavement as one of the cars passed a truck of pulpwood and met the second approaching vehicle. Officers said the two drivers attempted to avoid the collision as each pulled off the pavement where they collided head-on.

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Emily Alice (Stokes) Coker
Sep 1, 1872 - Apr 28, 1956

Mrs. W. B. Coker Dies Saturday

Mrs. W. B. Coker, 83, native of Pursley, died at 1728 West Seventh avenue Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, but the time had not been set early Saturday afternoon. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are four sons, Joe L. Coker, Corsicana; Guy Coker, Wyoming; George Dewey Coker, Beaumont, and W. M. Coker, Uvalde; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother, W. T. (Billy) Stokes, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Lucy Carroll, Miss
Dec 5, 1868 - Aug 19, 1956

Tuesday Services For Miss Carroll

Funeral services for Miss Lucy Carroll, 87, retired teacher who died at the Twilight Home Sunday night, were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church of which Miss Carroll was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Caldwell, Texas, Miss Carroll taught school in Caldwell a number of years before moving to Corsicana where she taught in the public schools, later operating a private school here.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Carrie Whalen, Idaho, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hood Cheney, H. R. McCandless, John B. Davis, Allyn Gordon, Roland Bee and Billy Tatum.

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Lois L. (Kent) Wills
Sep 21, 1896 - Oct 5, 1989

Lois Wills

Mrs. Lois Kent Wills, 93, of Corsicana, died Oct. 5, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Charles Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 21, 1896 in Mildred. She was the widow of the late Dr. T. O. Wills. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a charter member of the D. A. R.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Helen Sue Burke of Corsicana; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ozelle Davidson of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Clyde Stroud, James West, Abe Stroud, John R. Corley, Dr. H. M. Settle, David Ralston, Sr., Jerry Roe, Dr. Scott Middleton, Elliott Middleton and Peter Zack.

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Robert Fleming Davidson
Jul 20, 1902 - Nov 25, 1973

Robert Davidson

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Westminister Presbyterian Church for Robert Davidson, 70, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home. He was a native of Eureka, a retired farmer and rancher, and a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; a brother, Harold Davidson of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. L. J. Blaize of Dallas; four nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Sammy Joe Thomas, Barney Thomas, Michael Jennings, David Ralston, Chester Sprinkle, and Eugene Stewart.

Honorary pallbearers will be elders of the Westminister Presbyterian Church.

The family requests that memorial be in the form of donations to favorite charities.

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Charles Grayson Davidson
May 25, 1868 - May 19, 1943

C. G. DAVIDSON DIED EARLY MONDAY AT LOCAL HOSPITAL

Funeral services for C. G. Davidson, age 74 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Monday morning following an extended illness, were planned for 5 o'clock Monday afternoon from the First Persbyterian church. Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A long time resident of Corsicana, Mr. Davidson took an active part in business, church and civic affairs of the city. He was engaged in the electrical business here for a number of years. He served as an elder in the First Presbyterian church a long time and was serving in that capacity at the time of his death.

Mr. Davidson served for a number of years as a member of the Corsicana board of school trustees and was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge for nearly 50 years, being an active member of the local lodge at the time of his death.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Reilly, Dallas; Mrs. J. W. McDugald, Jr., Houston; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Henry, Tucson, Aria.; three grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Drane, Will Clarkson, A. F. Mitchell, Will Thompson, F. C. Paul, Murphy Williams, Allen Edens, E. T. Wareing and C. B. Haley.

Sutherland-McCammon is in charge of the arrangements.

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George Thomas Adams
Jul 26, 1894 - Nov 5, 1956

George T. Adams Expires Monday

George T. Adams, 63, resturant operator died in San Angelo Monday.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. J. Mosley, Waco; a grandson, Jimmy Mosley, Waco; a brother, J. W. Adams, Wall Lake, Mich.

Pallbearers were Henry Langridge, Thelbert Percival, J. M. Goodman, E. F. Hamberlin, W. R. Starnes and Ralph Slaughter.

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Carrie Nevada (Howell) Adams
Sep 29, 1892 - Jul 31, 1977

Mrs. Adams

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Carrie Nevada Howell Adams, 84, resident of Waco and formerly of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Waco. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Suvivors include a daughter, Mrs. W. J. (Louise Mosley) Jr.; of Waco; a grandson, a great-granddaughter, three sisters, all of Corsicana, Mrs. H. L. Pope, Mrs. W. E. Percival, and Mrs. E. F. Hamberlin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Her husband George Thomas Adams, preceded her in death in 1956.

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Teresa Jean Adams
May 30, 1962 - Nov 7, 2008

Adams, Teresa J. Teresa Jean Adams of Mesquite, Texas, was born May 30, 1962 in Corsicana, Texas and passed away November 07, 2008 in Garland, Texas. She was preceded in death by her mother Helen Adams. She is survived by father & wife Gene & Bea Adams; daughter Carly Adams; Brother, Larry Adams; Sisters & spouses: Gail & Wayne Wendt, Peggy & Tommy, Tammy & Eddy. Many other family & friends. Family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 PM Monday at the Dallas Pentecostal Church with Funeral Service to follow at 5:00 P.M. Burial will be private.

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Ima Gertrude (Adams) Adams
Apr 21, 1896 - Aug 26, 1974

Mrs. Adams

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ima Gertrude Adams, 78, Kirvin, who died early Monday in the Mexia hospital. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a member of the Kirvin Methodist Church and the Fairfield Eastern Star Lodge.

Surviving are her husband, John C. Adams, Sr., of Kirvin; one son, John C. Adams, Jr., of Kirvin; four daughters, Mrs. Maxine Scarbrough of Old Ocean, Texas; Miss Mary Adams, Mrs. Reba Carter and Mrs. Audie Dillon, all of Dallas; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John Jefferson and Mrs. Ples Davis, both of Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

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John Franklin Adams, Rev.
Jan 22, 1879 - May 26, 1964

Hold Services For Rev. Adams

Funeral for Rev. J. F. Adams, 85, retired Methodist minister of 1501 Sycamore, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Adams died in Memorial hospital Tuesday following an extended illness.

Rev. Homer Cox, church pastor, conducted the rites, assisted by Rev. N. H. Kupferle, Jr., pastor of First Methodist church, Dr. J. W. Ford, district Methodist superintendent, and Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of Central Methodist church.

Originally from Franklin, Rev. Adams was reared near Valley Mills and was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1908. He retired in 1948. Rev. Adams spent his entire ministry in the Central Texas conference and was pastor of Eleventh Avenue church for five years.

He was supply pastor for Black Hills for eight years after retirement.

Survivors are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, L. L. Adams, Madrid, Spain; and H. W. Adams, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. S. J. Miles, Jr., Corsicana; Mrs. A. M. Tunnell, Van, and Mrs. Marvin S. Sprain, Abilene; six grandchildren, two brothers, J. A. Adams, Des Moines, Ia.; and O. A. Adams, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Dee Garrett, Waco, and Mrs. W. G. Harris, Brownwood, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Carraway, Jim Ellett, Horace Hayes, Howard Denbos, A. A. Copeland and Talmadge Canant.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 28, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sidney Jefferson (Chester) Adams married Mar. 27, 1907 (daughter, Mrs. S. J. Miles is Daisy Ruth (Adams) Miles w/o Seth James Miles, Jr.)

Sidney Jefferson (Chester) Adams
Aug 7, 1881 - Oct 23, 1973

Mrs. Adams

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church for Mrs. J. F. Adams, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Twilight Home.

Rev. Frank Williams will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. J. F. Adams, May 26, 1964.

Survivors include two sons, I. L. Adams, of Santa Monica, Calif., and H. W. Adams of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. S. J. Miles of Corsicana, Mrs. A. M. Tunnell of Van and Mrs. M. S. Sprain of Abilene; and six grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Oct. 23, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Franklin Adams, Rev. married Mar 27, 1907; d/o John Chester per death certificate (daughter, Mrs. S. J. Miles is Daisy Ruth (Adams) Miles; w/o Seth James Miles, Jr.)

Marshall Odis Adams
Jan 5, 1906 - Nov 27, 1957

Lodge Manager Dies Wednesday Of Heart Attack

M. O. Adams, 51, night manager of the Corsicana Motor Lodge, South Highway 75, former fireman and policeman, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday night.

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 Paul Johnson, North Beaton Church of Christ and Morris Moore, Grand Prairie minister.

Adams was stricken with a heart attack Wednesday night and was taken to the clinic in a McCammon ambulance where he expired a short time later.

He served for years as a fireman and later as a motorcycle traffic cop and then a regular city officer.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Helen Adams, 1800 North Beaton street, Corsicana, with whom he resided; a brother, L. L. Adams, Fort Worth, three nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 28, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Susie Laura (Clampitt) Oakes-Adams married Apr 20, 1931; s/o James Thomas Adams & Helen Caroline (Anderson) Adams

Dessia Lucille �Dessie� (Coffey) Allen
Apr 24, 1887 - Feb 25, 1972

Mrs. Allen

Funeral services for Mrs. Dessia L. Allen, 84, of Corsicana will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Westminister Presbyterian Church. Rev. Eugene Wood and Rev. James Glascock will officiate.

She died Friday in Corsicana. She had been a resident of Corsicana since 1918, but was a native of Farmersville. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by six sons, Howard Allen and Malcolm Allen of Corsicana, Leonard Allen of New Orleans, La., Lewis Allen of Dallas, Brooks Allen of Houston, James R. Allen of New Braunfels; a daughter, Martha Fuller of Garland; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Erner C. Coffey of Denison; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Richard C. Allen, Richard H. Allen, Johnny Allen, Dana Fuller, Gerald Pike and Gordon Coffey.

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Guy Hubert Allen
Jan 17, 1881 - Nov 20, 1961

Guy Allen Dies Home Monday

Guy Allen, long-time Corsicana butcher, died unexpectedly Monday at his home here. He was 80.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with Rev. Alex Cox, pastor, First Christian church officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Dime Box, Texas, who was born Jan. 17, 1881, Mr. Allen had been in the market business in Corsicana the past 40 years. He was a partner in the Hawkins-Allen Grocery a number of years ago.

A member of the First Christian church here, he was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

Surviving, other than his widow of Corsicana, are one son, Ben Dave Allen, Ft. Worth; two sisters, Mrs. T. A. Platt, Ft. Worth, and Miss Zella Allen, Graham, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dave Kelton, Ed M. Polk, Earl Boyd, C. O. Curington, Sr., John Garner, Joel Trimble, Sam Werner and Lawrence Tilton.

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Hold Services For Guy Allen

Funeral services for Guy Allen were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with Rev. Alex Cox, pastor, First Christian church, officiating. Interment was in
Oakwood Cemetery.

A long-time butcher, Mr. Allen died unexpectedly Monday at his home here. He was 80.

He was a native of Dime Box, Texas, and had been in the market business here the past 40 years. He was a partner in the Hawkins-Allen Grocery a number of years ago.

A member of the First Christian church, Allen was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

Surviving, other than his widow of Corsicana, are one son, Ben Dave Allen, Ft. Worth; two sisters, Mrs. T. A. Platt, Fort Worth, and Miss Zella Allen, Graham, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dave Kelton, Ed M. Polk, Earl Boyd, C. O. Curington, Sr., John Garner, Joel Trimble, Sam Werner and Lawrence Tilton.

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Hazel Jo (Walls) Allen
Sep 8, 1908 - Nov 4, 1964

Mrs. H. C. Allen Dies Wednesday; Rites Friday

Mrs. Hazel Allen, 56, in charge of the mail order department of the local Sears, Roebuck and Co., establishment, 2923 College Circle South, died in the Navarro clinic Wednesday night of a heart seizure. She is the wife of H. C. Allen, principal of the Drane Junior High School. She was a native of Alvarado.

Funeral services sill be held from the Westminister Presbyterian church Friday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. She was a member of Westminister church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two sons, H. C. Allen, Jr., Dallas, and John J. Allen, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado; a daughter, Ginger Allen, Navarro Junior College student, Corsicana; step-mother, Mrs. Dow Walls, Alvarado; a sister, Mrs. B. B. Byus, Phoenix, Aris., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jim Johnston, Glenn Cooper, W. R. Hay, R. A. Armistead, Edgar Eliot, Ray Lester, Albert Galloway and Ralph Stell.

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Jessie (Eason) Allen
Mar 7, 1878 - Feb 26, 1964

Mrs. Allen Dies At Memorial; Rites Friday

Mrs. Jessie E. Allen, 85, widow of the late Paul E. Allen, 218 North Fifteenth street, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian Church, of which she was a long-time active member.

Born, March 7, 1878, at Cryer Creek, Mrs. Allen had resided in Corsicana since 1898.

Surviving are two sons, Dean Allen, Corsicana and Park Allen, Dallas; a daughter, Miss Viola Allen, Corsicana; a grandson, William Dean Allen, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be L. P. Forsythe, Herbert Varley, J. W. Edens, Jr.; O. L. Dorkum, C. C. Crowson, Dr. Wm. B. Mayfield, Ed M. Polk, J. M. Garritty, Bob Wheelock, Paul Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and elders of the First Christian church.

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W. E. Kelley
Nov 13, 1883 - Jun 20, 1956

W. E. Kelley Dies Late Wednesday

W. E. Kelley, 72, resident of the Twilight Home, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday evening.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Ponder, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church.

There are no immediate survivors.

Pallbearers were Hugh Foster, Henry Reed, Walter Sonnonberg, Robert Lee, J. C. Freeman and R. L. Whitehead.

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Cloude Benoit Kelly
Mar 28, 1908 - Dec 10, 1957

Claude Kelly Dies In Austin

Claude Kelly, 49, died at his home in Austin early Tuesday with a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Claude B. Holcomb, minister of Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, will officiate.

Surviving are seven sisters, Mrs. Anna Belle Dillard, Corsicana; Mrs. C. E. Roberts, Winnsboro; Mrs. Arthur Dyson, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. Ray Zapp, Pasadena; Mrs. Roy Sullivan, Tyler; Mrs. Manuel Allison, Quitman; Mrs. Leroy Fox, Bakersfield, Calif.; two brothers, Clyde Kelly, Eastland, and Tommy Kelly, Conroe; several nieces and other relatives.

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Lillian (Church) Kelly
Jul 9, 1902 - Dec 30, 1965

Mrs. Kelly Dies In New Jersey, Services Here

Mrs. Lillian Kelly, 62, of Austin, formerly of Corsicana, died of a heart attack in Berkley Heights, N.Y., Thursday while visiting a daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Kelly.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Kelly was a daughter of the late Mrs. Louise E. Hervey, who was a deputy county clerk and later district clerk of Navarro county for several years.

Surviving are the daughter-in-law; three grandchildren, David, Patty and Karen Kelly, all of Berkley Heights, N.J.; a nephew, Billy F. Witherspoon, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Frank M. Jackson, Leonard Prewitt, Charles Miller, B. F. Friedrich, Oliver Albritton and J. N. Garitty.

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Quida (Watson) Kelly
Mar 29, 1908 - Nov 24, 1957

Mrs. Quida Kelly, School Cafeteria Supervisor, Dies

Mrs. Quida Watson Kelly, 48, supervisor of the Corsicana public school system's cafeterias, died in Navarro Clinic Sunday at noon following a short illness.

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

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church of which Mrs. Kelly was a member.

Mrs. Kelly was a native of Barry.

Surviving are a son, Richard Kelly, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert T. Watson, Barry; three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Buie, Corsicana; Mrs. Henry Fields, Arlington, and Mrs. Floyd Pool, Moran, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be Harrell Gray, Clyde Watson, J. C. Watson, Robert Ashworth, Joe Parks, Oscar Bounds, Roy Bristow and Aaron Buie.

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John Cloy Buie
Feb 1, 1887 - Feb 8, 1962


John C. Buie Dies Suddenly, Rites Friday

John C. Buie, prominent Corsicanan and co-owner of Buie's Ltd., died of a heart attack in Memorial hospital Thursday about 9:30 a.m. He was 75.

He was reported that Buie suffered the seizure a this home Thursday at 8 a.m. and was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete but services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church chapel.

A native of Crisp, Ellis county, Buie was born Feb. 1, 1887, and came to Corsicana from Grandview in 1935.

He was a deacon of the First Baptist church here and a member of the Corsicana Lion's club.

Mr. Buie and his son, Aaron, were co-owners of Buie's.

Surviving other than his widow, Mrs. Eda Watson Buie, Corsicana, are three sons, Aaron Buie, Corsicana; Lt. Col. John H. Buie, Houston, E. C. Buie, Spartanburg, S.C.; one foster son, Richard Kelly, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. John B. Owen, Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Grace, Elbert Prince, Clarice Moore, D. N. Poarch, J. W. Sheffield and Tommy Mitcham.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the First Baptist church.

McCammon directs.

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Andrew Donalson McCullough, Jr.
Mar 20, 1876 - Sep 7, 1956

Retired Banker Expires Friday

A. B. McCullough, 80, retired employe of the First National Bank, died at his home, 102 North Thirteenth street Friday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by John McCord, director of religious education, Westminister Presbyterian church.

A native of Mississippi, McCullough was connected with the bank 25 years before his retirement. He had resided in Corsicana 33 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; and a brother, J. T. McCullough, Elgin, and other relatives. He was a brother of the late Mrs. C. D. Speed, Sr., of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Hoyt Moore, James Wilkinson, Russell Purifoy, Howard Allen, Joe Hodge, Earl Boyd and Eugene Stewart.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep. 7, 1956
    Submitted by
    Diane Richards
  • h/o Mattie (Cluch) McCullough; s/o Andrew Donalson McCullough, Sr. & Elizabeth Selena Josephine (Stribling) McCullough

Mattie (Cluch) McCullough
Aug 9, 1875 - Apr 30, 1962

Mrs. McCullough Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. A. D. McCullough were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor, First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

A long-time Corsicana resident, Mrs. McCullough, 85, died Monday in a Dallas convalesant home.

Mrs. McCullough was active in the First Baptist church in Sunday School and Woman's Missionary Society here. She had resided in Corsicana the past four decades.

Her late husband was a long-time bookkeeper at First National Bank. He preceded his wife in death in the late 1950s.

No immediate members of her family survive but there are two nieces, Mrs. L. V. Martin, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Gladys Birdsong, Dallas, and one nephew, J. E. Boyles, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Hoyt Moore, Robert Cason, George Hodge, James Wilkerson, W. H. Jester and Howard Allen.

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Etta (Shugart) Price-Hamblin
Sep 18, 1897 - Mar 4, 1956

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Hamblin

Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Hamblin, 58, will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Lester Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. Harold Florey, Fort Worth.

A native of Corsicana, Mrs. Hamblin was stricken with a heart attack at her home, 803 South Fourteenth street Saturday afternoon and was taken to Memorial Hospital where she died Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband, Sgt. Gordon Hamblin, U. S. Army, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Harkey, Corsicana; five sons, Donald and Thomas Price, both of Corsicana; Robert Price, Fort Worth; Billy Price, Albany Ga., and M-Sgt. Clifford Price, U. S. Air Force, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Hopwood, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mae Rowell, Chicago; two brothers, Wilburn Shugart, Beaumont, and Alvin Shugart, Dallas; 17 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Maurice Mahoney, E. M. Hopwood, Jr.; D. W. Scott, Aubrey Freid, Henry Freid, and Billy Draper.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 6, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Franklin "Bill" Price married Jul. 26, 1913 buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery 2nd husband Gordon Hamblin; d/o Warren Henry Shugart & Martha Jane "Mattie" (Odom) Shugart

Alvin Callaway "Al" Price
Aug 6, 1951 - Dec 18, 1970

Price Rites

Funeral services for Alvin C. Price were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. R. C. Dane officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alvin C. Price of Dallas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Price of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Micky Don Stubbs of Mexia, Mrs. Jerry DeWees of Dallas and Miss Nita Gail Price of Dallas; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Price of Kerens and Mrs. M. E. Sullivan of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be John Ward, Jerry Sullivan, Tommy Dycus, Mike Gardner, Chuck Waynscott, Donald Barger, Alan Hinkle and Sammy Nenorir.

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Cynthia Ann (Kelly) Barham
Aug 20, 1942 - Oct 28, 2021
 

Cynthia Ann Barham passed away at her home in Corsicana, Texas on October 28th, 2021.

Cynthia was born August 20th, 1942 to her parents, John Spaudly and Rosie Ilene Kelly in San Antonio, Texas.

Cynthia is survived by her brother John Kelly of Chehalis, Washington and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 12:00-1:00pm Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas. Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas.

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Annie Ruth (Bruton) Jones-Donaho
Sep 19, 1911 - Nov 26, 2014

Ruth Jones Donaho
1911-2014

Ruth Jones Donaho passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Ruth was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Emmett, Texas, to John Bolton and Mattie Elizabeth Osborne Bruton.

She was the youngest of 14 children. The family moved to Eldorado when Ruth was 4 years old. She lived independently until age 103. She had many interests and was an avid reader. Ruth, a member of the La Vernia Chapter 436, Order of the Eastern Star, was Worthy Matron twice. She was in the dairy business for 15 years with her husband, Wade Donaho. She was a bookkeeper and a passionate seamstress from age 16, creating wedding, prom, Floresville Peanut Festival gowns, and attire until age 90.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 13 siblings; husband Carl Jesse Jones; husband Wade Donaho; and son-in-law Howard Arthur Braddock.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Melba Jones Braddock; grandchildren Deborah Yates, Randall Braddock, Stephanie Braddock, Keith Braddock, Craig Braddock, and Suzanne Carnes and their spouses; 16 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandson.

Ruth will be remembered for her determination, strength of character, and devotion to her family. The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to Dr. John Frierson, the angels with Nurses In Touch Community Hospice, and her providers, Betty, Mary Jaylene, Dana, and Rose, for all their love, care, and support.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. in the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

As requested by Granny from a poem she loved, "If by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you."

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  •  w/o (1) Carl Jesse Jones & (2) Wade Donaho;  d/o John Bolton Bruton & Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" (Orsborne) Bruton

Georgia Ruth (Northern) Carroll
Jul 7, 1924 - Nov 11, 2014
 

Georgia R. Carroll
July 7, 1924 - Nov. 11, 2014

Georgia Ruth Carroll, of Hewitt, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Scott and White Hospital. Services will be 1 p.m., Friday, November 14, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with the Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Georgia was born July 7, 1924, in Emmett, Texas, to Otto and Mary Northern. She graduated from Frost High School, where she excelled as a member of the varsity basketball team. She was also a member of Central United Methodist Church in Waco and the Galilean Sunday School Class. Upon retirement, she and her husband, Marvin, enjoyed extensive travel to all 48 continental United States and the Canadian provinces, developing lifelong friendships wherever they traveled. She loved playing table games with friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 55 years, Marvin Dale Carroll; and six brothers. She is survived by two sons, Gary L. Carroll of Hewitt, Texas and Brett D. Carroll and wife, Robin, of Waco; one daughter, Joella R. Wininger and husband, James, of Belton, Texas; one sister, Frances Schrader of Avalon, Texas; one sister-in-law, Imogene Northern of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Jeremy Carroll, Craig Wininger, Brian Thiele, Christopher Wininger, Ken Furst and Joe Furst.

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Lily Mae "Lil" (Northern) Davis
Aug 27, 1930 - Dec 31, 2020

Lily 'Lil' Davis
August 27, 1930 - December 31, 2020

Funeral service for Lily �Lil� Davis will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021 in the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel with Curtis Erwin, Sr. Pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church, Elgin, Oklahoma and Bill Hill, Elgin, Oklahoma officiating.

Burial will follow in Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

The family will greet friends Wednesday evening from 6pm until 8pm at the funeral home.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, wearing of masks and social distancing rules must be followed during the funeral service.

The service may be viewed by following the livestream link at www.beckerfuneral.com or by visiting the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Facebook page.

Lily passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at her daughter's home in Duncan, Oklahoma. She was born August 27, 1930 in Emmett, Texas to Elmer and Lilly (Prater) Northern. When she was six the family moved to Amarillo, Texas where she attended school, graduating from Amarillo High School. In early 1949 she met Frank Davis, Jr. They were married in the First Baptist Church of Amarillo on December 12, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1998. This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Kathryn and Kitte, and two sons, Glenn and Jim Frank. From these children developed a wonderful collection of 11 grandchildren; Shannon Underwood (Buck), Tara Kowalski Nolund), Elena Gomez (Shane), Kasey Mills (Lance), Aubre Ann Champ (Robert), Amanda Burch (Michael), Matthew Davis, Hayley Lavender (Adam), Randy Hodges (Jaymie), Ronnie Hodges (Deneale), Andrea Solis (Javier), 17 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Lil accompanied her husband on military assignments to Okinawa, Germany, Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Holabird, Maryland, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. She was active in �Little Theatre� in Germany and in family oriented activities with organizations to which her husband was assigned. She was particularly proud of her associations and activities while at Fort Sill, where her participation in post activities, particularly those of the Target Acquisition Department's Wives Club, earned her an award of �The Artillery Order of Molly Pitcher�. Since her husband's retirement in 1970, Lil kept busy in the Benevolent and Patriotic Order of Does, Lawton Drove 52, serving as president, five year conductor, five year treasurer, three years as secretary, and as chairman and/or a member of various Drove committees. Lily was a resident of Ten Oaks Retirement Community from 2011 to September of 2020. She was the president of the Residence Council, Residence Ambassador and Bingo caller. She was baptized at and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Elgin.

Lily is survived by her children Kathryn Lee Blalock and husband Harold of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Kitte Lewark of Duncan, Oklahoma, Glenn Davis and wife Cheryl of Wetumpka, Alabama, Jim Davis and wife Cindy of Duncan, Oklahoma, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, and two brothers.

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Eddie Dean Kirven
Feb 11, 1956 - Sep 7, 2021
 

Obituary
Eddie Kirven, also known as �Dean,� of Muleshoe Texas passed away on September 7th, 2021, in Clovis NM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 TX time (Central time), Friday, September 10, 2021 at Trinity Christian Center Church 1723 W. American Blvd. Muleshoe, Texas with Pastor Reydon Stanford officiating. Eddie was born in Emmett Texas to Ollie Dean and Georgia Nell Kirven on February 11,1956. Eddie lived majority of his life in Muleshoe Texas. He retired from Cargill (Excel) after 35 years with them, in 2017, where he was a faithful dedicated and hardworking forklift driver. Eddie enjoyed spending time visiting with family and friends, he was a collector of many things and always enjoyed watching his favorite western movies. Eddie was a lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan. He is survived by his brothers; Thomas(Patricia)Kirven from Muleshoe, Kenneth Ray, Bobby Louis, Charlie Ray, Gregory, Loydale of Clovis and Ollie Ray of Amarillo Texas. Sister; Patricia Ann Taylor (Harold Harrison) of Clovis, NM and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Ollie Dean and Georgia Nell, brothers L.C. and Willie James, sister Georgia Ann nephews Thomas Kirven and Marquise Trevino. Honorary Pall bearers include; Billy Durben, Alex Aguirre, Randy Norman, Mack Norman, and Clarence Lewis.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Eddie Dean Kirven, please visit our floral store.

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Ricky Lynn Gilbreath
Jun 21, 1958 - Sep 6, 2019

Ricky L. Gilbreath, loving father, passed away at the age of 61 on September 6, 2019, in Mineral Wells, Texas.
He was born on June 21, 1958, in Fort Worth, Texas, son of Gaylen Gilbreath and Joyce Ballew Gilbreath. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in Fort Riley, Kansas. He married Teresa Brodie in 1983 and has two daughters, Hannah and Kate Gilbreath. Rick loved outdoor activities and spent many days canoeing and hiking through the Texas countryside. He loved cooking, caring for his pets and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Gilbreath; daughters, Hannah and Kate Gilbreath; sister, Gaylynn Gilbreath; mother, Joyce Ballew Gilbreath; nieces, Jesslen Clark and Jovian Elder; nephew, Jason Jones; and great-nieces and great-nephew, Makenna, Estella and Colby Brown.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gaylen Gilbreath; brother, Wayne Jones; grandfathers, Jesse Ballew and Gordon Gilbreath; and grandmothers, Mabel Perser and Louise Longlott.
A memorial service and military honors will be 11 am, Saturday, September 21 at the Emmett Church and Prairie Grove Cemetery at the intersection of FM 744 and NW CR 3300, Emmett, Texas.
As an expression of sympathy, the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to a charity of your choice.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home

Notes:

  • Published on Sep 10, 2019
  • h/o Teresa L. (Brodie) Gilbreath, married Apr 19, 1983 in Tarrant Co., TXl; s/o Gaylen Wilfred Gilbreath & Joyce Elene (Ballew) Gilbreath
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Della Mae (Dunagan) Guinn 
Jan 30, 1912 - Nov 17, 2008

Della Mae was the daughter of Callie B. and Audie (Shuttlesworth) Dunagan. She married Sanford William "Sandy" Guinn on January 31, 1931 in Hillsboro, Texas. They moved to Graham that year from Frost, Texas. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1978.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church.

Survivors at time of death included two sons, Eugene Guinn and wife, Ann of Abilene and Steve Guinn and wife, Cindy of Burkburnett; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Coleman of Jacksboro; one grandson, William Eugene Guinn, Jr. of Abilene; one brother, Otis Dunagan of Corsicana.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Dunagan and three sisters, Maudie King, Vera Baker, and Ura B. Hambrick.

Notes:

  • w/o Sanford William Guinn; d/o Callie Bayward Dunagan & Audie Nora (Shuttlesworth) Dunagan [buried at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro TX]
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Vera Undean "Doodle" (Dunagan) Baker
Mar 10, 1921 - Mar 26, 1996

Services for Vera "Doodle" Baker, 75, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Adams, pastor of Shallowater First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
She died Tuesday, March 26, 1996, in Saint Mary Hospital.

She was born March 10, 1921, in Corsicana. She married Melvin F. Baker on April 9, 1939, in Lamesa. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and she moved to Lubbock County from Lynn County in 1944.
She was an upholsterer for many years.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Bayward of Shallowater and David C. of Lubbock; a brother, Otis Dunagan of Corsicana; two sisters, Ura Beatrice Hambrick of Kerrville and Della Mae Guinn of Graham; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren .

Notes:

  • w/o Melvin Floyd Baker;  d/o Callie Bayward Dunagan & Audie Nora (Shuttlesworth) Dunagan [buried at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro TX]
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Norman Orlando Price
Oct 27, 1912 - Feb 22, 1959

Norman Price Burial Monday

Norman Price, 45, press steel operator for A. J. Whistler died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church.

A native of Cleburne, Price was reared in Corsicana and was an outstanding lineman with Corsicana High School football clubs under the late Johnny A. Pierce in the 1930s.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Plyer, Corsicana; two brothers, Ed and Charlie Price both of Austin; three nieces and three nephews. His brother, Ed Price, formerly was football coach at the university of Texas, and is still with the University.

Pallbearers were George Rea, Wayne Acock, Roland Pollard, Tom Spikes, J. C. Gaston, C. N. Tramel, Tommy Coulson and Nelson Ross.

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1930 Corsicana Year Book


The Sophomores Class

The Sophomore Class of 1929-1930 has made a commendable record. Every Sophomore has done his part in making the plans and purposes of this class. We are beginning to realize the meaning of class spirit and are looking forward to the time when we can do more for our school.

The class was fortunate when it elected Juanita Hagle as its princess for the annual High School Carnival.

The spelling team which entered the county contest was Elizabeth Rogers and Nell Butler. Mary Elizabeth is a sophomore and deserves much credit for helping win the second place.

In two more years we expect to add to our credit a list of accomplishments and honors.

We are proud of our football players, Robert Wilson, Fred Hightower, Norman Price, J. D. Benson, and Roland Pollard. Robert Wilson deserves special mention as for football star because of the many long runs that he made. His ability to get the ball and take it across the line when everything seemed against the team has won fame for him. He deserves more credit because of the fact that he is steady and dependable, although he is apparently not the husky type for this kind of play.

Ralph Guess was elected manager of the football team for 1930.

Basketball players are Fred Hightower, Neal Crowther, and Roland Pollard. These boys were on the team that went to the state basketball tournament.

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Marcus Levy Riley
Jul 4, 1896 - Mar 8, 1956

Marcus L. Riley Services Friday

Marcus L. Riley, 59, native of Navarro county, died in a Teague hospital Thursday afternoon following an illness since December.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church at Teague with burial in Oakwood cemetery here. He was a Methodist. The Masons will have charge of the graveside services here.

Riley was born several miles northeast of Corsicana in the Oil Ridge community, and following service in World War I, entered the employ of the Magnolia Petroleum Company here in 1919, later transferring to the Pipeline Division and had been stationed at Teague for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Teague; a daughter, Mrs. Horace Hartsell, Lubbock; a son, Marcus L. Riley, Jr., Houston; two grandchildren; a brother, Marvin Riley, Wichita Falls; four sisters, Mrs. Eugene Harris and Mrs. O.L. Slaughter, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Archie Lambert, Dallas, and Mrs. Ray Franks, Bryan, and other relatives.

Hamm Brothers of Teague are directing with Griffin Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

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Edith Sue (Hicks) Bryant
Jul. 24, 1930 - Sep. 20, 2010

A loving mother, Edith Sue Bryant, 80 of Corsicana, passed away September 20, 2010 in Corsicana. She was born July 24, 1930 to Harrison and Ethel Hicks in Rena, Arkansas.

She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Bryant; parents Harrison and Ethel Hicks, sons Billie Hickey and Jimmie Hickey; sisters Alice Stevens and Sarah Hicks; brothers Billy Hicks and Bobby Hicks. She is survived by daughter Patricia Judd and husband Joe of Waxahachie Texas; son Kenneth Hickey of Irving Texas; daughter in law Sharon Hickey of Red Oak Texas; daughter in law Diane Hickey of Glenn Heights Texas; sisters Carol Stewart and husband Glen of Loganville, Georgia; Lela Mae Barra of Long Island, New York; Mary Ruth Harris and husband Lois of Van Buren Arkansas; brother Jim Melvin Hicks and wife Pat of Brownwood Texas; sister in law Mary Beth Bryant of Houston Texas and Sara Bull of Amarillo Texas; 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 10am - 1pm Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 2pm at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Charles McBryde.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Raymond Edward Bryant; d/o Harrison Hilton Hicks & Merta Ethel (Treece) Hicks

Ernest Doyle Bryant
Jan 18, 1956 - Jan 19, 1956

Bryant Infant Burial Friday

Ernest Doyle, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Bryant, died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services were to be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Donald Clyde Bryant; three sisters, Marion Joy, Charlotte Ann and Pamela Bryant, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Bryant and Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Boyd, all of Corsicana.

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Arthur Bascom Wells
Feb 18, 1905 - Aug 2, 1963

A. B. Wells Rites Sunday

Final rites for Arthur B. Wells, 58, former member of the Corsicana police department, long-time Corsicana resident, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the Central Methodist church. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Wells who resided at 614 West Sixteenth avenue for 35 years, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Friday after suffering a heart attack at his home.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Marjetta Jeffers, Dallas, and Miss Juanita Wells, Corsicana, and two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. E. Norwood, H. L. Williams, Herman Hitt, G. E. Jones, O. O. Pickering and Dr. John Barnes.

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Jacqueline Jean Wells
Oct 17, 1935 - Sep 4, 2003

Wells, JACQUELYN (JACKIE) JEAN, 67, born on October 17, 1935, passed away on September 4, 2003 after a courageous battle against cancer.

She is survived in death by brother Larry Wells and his wife Artie Sue Wells, her niece Wendy Wells and nephew Cory Wells, all of Dallas, her uncle Buddy and his wife Lee Cook of Longview, TX, her aunt Velda Mainarich, uncle Walter Mainarich of Kingwood, Texas, cousins Sharon Gail Mainarich and Judy Ragsdale and her family, also of Kingwood, Texas and her faithful dog, Molly.

She is preceded in death by loving parents Jack and Opal Wells.

She held a music degree from UNT, was an avid music lover, and was an accomplished pianist and loyal patron of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She was a faithful member and supporter of First Baptist Church of Dallas. After teaching music for years, she returned to teaching 4th grade in 1986 until she retired from Anson Jones Elementary in 2001.

Visitation will be held 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Friday at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home. Funeral services 12:00 P.M. Saturday at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Hwy. Chapel, Rev. George Davis, officiating. Graveside services 2:30 P.M. Saturday at
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jackie's name to the American Cancer Society. Dignity Memorial Sparkman Hillcrest 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas (214) 363-5401

Notes:

  • Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Howard Jack Wells & Opal Mae (Cook) Wells

Edith M. (Bonham) Alexander-Ross
Aug 7, 1903 - Mar 17, 1973

Mrs. Ross

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Edith M. Ross, 69, of Corsicana, who died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital. Cato Sherrer and David Owen, Church of Christ ministers, will officiate.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ and a native of Texas.

Survivors include her husband, E. C. Ross of Corsicana; two sons, C. V. Alexander of Paul's Valley, Okla. and Paul E. Ross of Corsicana; two brothers, Joe Bonham of Oklahoma City, Okla. and R. D. Bonham of New York, N.Y.; two sisters, Thelma Hall of Eugean, Ore. And Myrtle (last name unavailable of Oklahoma; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Nelson Ross, John Ross, R. E. Ross, Alfred Dickey, Ellison Martin, and B. C. Nesmith.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Mar 18, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Audie Vernon Alexander buried Mount Olivet cemetery, Paul's Valley, Okla. & son Charles Vernon Alexander is also buried there 2nd husband Ernest Claude Ross; d/o Charles Marion Bonham & Fannie Belle (Smith) Bonham

Ernest Claude Ross
Sep 11, 1896 - Oct 11, 1974

E. C. Ross

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for E. C. Ross, 78, 3300 North Corsicana St., who died Friday night at his home. Church of Christ minister Claud Holcomb will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Stephenville, he was a retired farmer and beekeeper.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Ross of Corsicana and Charles V. Alexander of Paul's Valley, Okla.; four grandchildren; four brothers, Roscoe Ross, John Ross and Nelson Ross, all of Corsicana, and Clyde Ross of Canton; and two sisters, Mrs. Marie Grubbs and Mrs. Jewel McGhee, both of Corsican; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be B. C. Nesmith, Alfred Dickey, Johnny Thompson, Ellison Martin, Dr. James Curington and Jack Pillans.

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Linda Ray (Cochran) Ross
Dec 31, 1947 - May 30, 2010

Linda was an educator in every aspect of her life. She worked as a teacher in Tomball, TX, Corsicana, TX, Blooming Grove, TX, and in Austin as well. Nature, the environment and her family were her passions. She created countless handiworks for her friends and family and never forgot a card for a special occasion.

She was married to Bobby Ross of Corsicana Texas for 28 years and together they had a daughter, Rebecca Ross Ramsey of Austin. Linda is survived by her sister and brother in law, Carol and Jim Groom of Warren, VT.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, July 11th at 3:00 p.m. at Weed Corley Fish, 411 RR 620 South in Lakeway, Texas. A reception for guests will precede the service from 2-3pm. A second service will be held in Corsicana, Texas within the coming weeks.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sierra Club in Linda's name will be appreciated and may be sent to Weed Corley Fish. However, if you would like to send flowers, please contact Michael Akila at Floral Renaissance regarding floral arrangements. (512) 394-9959.

Notes:

  • Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home - Lakeway, TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • w/o Robert Nelson �Bobby� Ross; d/o Clair Fred �C.F.� Cochran & Hila (Renick) Cochran

Sarah Melissa (Carmack) Ross
Jan 28, 1875 - Jul 17, 1957

Mrs. J. H. Ross Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. John H. Ross, 82, who died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon, will be held from the West Side Church of Christ Thursday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by J. P. Johnston, minister of the North Beaton Church of Christ, and Earl L. Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

Surviving are five sons, E. C., J. F. and Nelson Ross, all of Corsicana; R. E. Ross, Houston, and C. H. Ross, Canton; two daughters, Mrs. E. L. McGhee, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. C. Grubbs, Wiesbaden, Germany; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Paul H. Miller, Claude Stubbs, Miller Norwood, Bacil Herod, R. D. Crider and Jack Pillans.

Corley will direct.

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Walter Bert Williams, Jr.
Apr 12, 1908 - Mar 27, 1973

Williamson, Jr.

Funeral services are set for W. B. (Little Bert) Williamson, Jr. 64, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 3:30 p. m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate.

Williamson was a native of Criar Creek. He was a carpenter and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bert Williams; two sons, Glenn C. Williams and Walter Earl Williams, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Thea Clayton, Somerset, and Miss Catherine Williams, Corsicana; one aunt Mrs. A. R. Cravens, Corsicana; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Foster, Bill Breitz, Dewey Grimes, J. E. Terry, Clarence Crowson and Sam Gordon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 28, 1973
  • Submitted byDiane Richards
  • (Obit says Williamson but he is Williams survivors say Williams)
  • h/o Bertha Mae (Green) Williams; s/o Walter Bert Williams, Sr. & Mattie Melrose (O'Pry) Williams

Auddie Mae (Wheelis) Wheelock- Reagan
Aug 3, 1887 - Feb 10, 1977

Mrs. Reagan

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Audie Reagan, 89, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Jim Caraway will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Robinson County.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James A. Butler of Denver, Colo. And Mrs. Roy Sessums of Grand Prairie; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Aubry Blue, Hugh Fullerton, Ed Blackburn, Charles O'Neal, Larry Jackson, Jr., and Danny Sessums.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 11, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband David Cameron Wheelock 2nd William Levi Reagan married 1922; d/o William Henry Wheelis & Martha Tabitha (Strong) Wheelis

Wayne Lee McAfee
Apr 4, 1927 - May 18, 2021
 
Wayne Lee McAfee, 94, died on May 18, 2021. He was born on April 4, 1927, in Graham, Texas. The son of the late Rev. Edmond Thomas and Ola Dollie (nee Gorham) McAfee.

He was preceded in death by his four brothers, Carl Embry, Bryan Thomas McAfee, Harold Thomas McAfee, and Jewel Porter McAfee.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kay Roberts McAfee, daughters, Lee Elizabeth McAfee Scogin (Michael) of Dallas, Texas, and Rachel Copeland McAfee Butt (Samuel) of Thousand Oaks, California, one granddaughter, and dozens of nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and held the Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University. He served in the United States Navy as a Combat Information Center Officer on an attack transport and on a light cruiser and was stationed in Long Beach, California, and at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In 1960, he began his career in education by teaching Math at Texarkana High School. In 1962 he was appointed professor of Art at then-Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he taught Art History, Drawing, Design, and Public School Art for 28 years. He retired from Henderson State University in 1990. He attended the Art Students League at Woodstock, New York, and the Yale-Norfolk Summer Art School at Norfolk, Connecticut. His favorite personal medium for expression was pen and ink drawing. Extensive travels took him to art museums, cathedrals, and architecturally notable structures throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and China.

He was a member of the Arkansas Art Educators and the Clark County Historical Association. As a member of the Committee for decoration of the Arkadelphia Town Hall, he was responsible for the appropriation of historical photographs for the facility. He developed an interest in county and civic history and wrote a number of articles for the Journal of the Clark County Historical Society. He loved golfing, fishing, and bird watching.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 107 N 9th Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923.

Graveside Service will be 2:30 PM, Friday, May 21, 2021, at Friendship Cemetery near McCaskill. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM, Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay St, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923.

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Lynn Adams Jr.
Sep 15, 1923 - Jun 11, 2005

Lynn Adams Jr., 81, longtime Mexia resident and businessman, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, in Waco at the Providence Hospital ICU.

Lynn was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Corsicana and thereafter moved with his family to Mexia.

He was a 1941 graduate of Mexia High School, co-captain and quarterback of the Blackcat football team and a member of the Mexia High School band.

Following graduation, he attended Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Austin and Texas Christian University.

While at TCU, he was a member of a naval ROTC unit and entered the United States Navy where he served in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He was a junior officer on an LST and participated in amphibious operations against the Japanese.

While onboard LST 750, during the Philippine campaign, an aerial torpedo sank his ship. Lynn was granted survivors' leave for 30 days and returned to the United States where he married Betty Jo Quillen, also of Mexia.

Following the war, Lynn returned to Mexia and began a career with his father, Lynn Adams Sr., with Central Texas Wholesale Grocery Company.

In 1959, Lynn became a wholesale beer distributor for Jax Brewing Company of New Orleans, La.

In 1961, Mr. Adams became a distributor for Miller Brewing Company and eventually serviced a 10-county area in Central Texas.

In 1987, he built a branch warehouse in Palestine. Following a successful business career with Lynn Adams Distributing Company Inc., Mr. Adams retired in June 1990 and continued to pursue a lifelong passion playing golf at the Mexia Country Club.

His wife, Betty Jo, preceded Mr. Adams in death in July 1996.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Adams, and his brother, James B. Adams, who retired from the FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety and currently resides with his wife, Ione, in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Lynn is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Sonny and Robin Adams of Mexia; two daughters, Vicki Smith of Mexia and Florence Anne Sullivan of Nacogdoches; his six �grand girls,� Traci Adams Miley, Mika Grunwald Turner, Kendal Grunwald Owen, Sunni Jo Grunwald, Molly Blake Sullivan and Candice Leann Baker; two great-grandsons, Payte Lynn Owen and Cole Russell Turner.

Visitation for Mr. Adams is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Blair Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Mexia.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Richardson, Louie Masters, Dean Hancock, Joe Tom Haney, Johnny Neece, Wayne Robinson, Sonny Jones, Kenneth Hudnall, Dr. Ronnie Campbell, Greg Stubbs, Cliff Waters, Alan Ingram, Frank Parker, Norman Cobb and Jimmy Thompson.

Arrangements by Blair Stubbs Funeral Home, Mexia.

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Culburn C. Knight
Sep 25, 1911 - Oct 6, 1955

Native Of Cade Killed In Crash; Services Sunday

Sgt. Coburn Knight, 44, U. S. Army, a native of Cade, died Thursday in the Fort Hood Army Hospital of injuries received bout noon that day in a head-on auto crash seven miles south of Killeen.

Sgt. Knight was a member of the 53rd Signal Battalion, stationed at Fort Hood.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Richland, with the pastor, Rev. Marion Ford, conducting. Burial will be in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Knight of Copperas Cove; a son, Pfc. Jerry Brown, U. S. Army, Philippine Island; a daughter, Mrs. L. J. Rezzoffi, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Lottie Longorio, Palestine; two nephews, Pfc. John M. Longorio, U. S. Army, Korea, and James Longorio, Palestine, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Randall Glen Gilbert
Mar 3, 1923 - Nov 19, 1955

R. G. Gilbert Is Fatally Hurt

STREETMAN, Nov. 22�(Spl.)�Randall Glen Gilbert,32, of Austin, native of Streetman, was found dead on the farm-market, highway between Streetman and Wortham (Freestone County) Saturday afternoon after his automobile overturned, throwing him out into a ditch where he was found by passing motorists.

Gilbert was an oil field driller. He was driving alone at the time of the mishap.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist church here, of which he was a member. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Leonard Lee, pastor of the church, and Rev. E. P. Coe, Wortham Baptist pastor.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lennie Gilbert, Austin; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gilbert, Streetman; a brother, Tracy Gilbert, Streetman; and a sister, Mrs. Bettie Holman, Gilmer.

Burleson directed.

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Felix Elmer Gilbert
Sep 14, 1889 - Nov 17, 1956

Services Sunday For F. E. Gilbert

Funeral services for F. E. Gilbert, 67-year-old Streetman rancher, who died at his home in Streetman Saturday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Streetman.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Leonard Lee. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery with the Masonic Lodge in charge.

Gilbert was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Gilbert, Streetman; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Holeman, Gilmer; a son, Tracy Gilbert, Streetman; a sister, Mrs. C. T. Frazier, Streetman; three brothers, C. C. and H. L. Gilbert, both of Streetman, and E. J. Gilbert, Fairfield, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Granville Tisdale, Hugh Burleson, Cap McDaniel, Irby Compton, Cooper Harris and Ralph Sims.

Griffin directed.

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Gary Ray "Ray Boy" Loftin
Oct 14, 1948 - Nov 18, 1955

Rites Sunday For Chatfield Youth

Funeral services for Gary Ray Lofton, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lofton, Sr., Chatfield, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday afternoon, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Chatfield.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Don Goodwin, pastor. Burial was in the New Chatfield cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, five brothers, Lloyd Lofton, Jr., Waco; Lynn, Michael, Frank and Timothy Lofton and a sister, Deborah Jean Lofton, all of Chatfield, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rogge, Morro Bay, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bryant Kirby, Wayne Burkhalter, Buddy McMullan and Morris Kirby.

Corley directed.

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Lloyd Alvis Loftin, Sr.
Sep 7, 1901 - Jul 20, 1963

Lloyd Loftin Dies Penelope

Lloyd A. Loftin, 62, died Saturday at his home in Penelope.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Eubanks Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. V. E. Hankinson, Methodist minister.

Prior to moving to Penelope six years ago, he resided at Chatfield and Dawson.

Surviving are his wife of Penelope; seven children, Lloyd A. Loftin, Jr., Waco; Lynn Arthur Loftin, Armed Forces, Japan; Martin Franklin Loftin, Armed Forces, Germany; Michael Lee Loftin, Waco; Timothy Wayne, Ricky Dell and Debra Jean Loftin, all of Penelope; two grandchildren, three brothers, Billy Loftin, San Antonio; George Loftin, Oregon, and J. B. Loftin, California; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Long and Mrs. Winnie Prater, both of Waco, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 23, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Anna May (Troublefield) Loftin buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz. 2nd wife Edit Emily (Rogge) Loftin; s/o George Marcellious Loftin & Minerva Ann (Garrison) Loftin

Mattie Irene (Callaway) Jackson
Jun 29, 1894 - Dec 7, 1955

Mrs. Jackson Dies Wednesday

Mrs. M. J. Jackson of Shreveport, La., died Wednesday in the Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Goodwin, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church. Burial will be in the New Chatfield Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Shreveport; five daughters; mother, Mrs. George Callaway, Corsicana; three brothers and other relatives.

The body will be brought to Corsicana overland Friday afternoon.

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Marberry James Jackson
Feb 26, 1893 - Nov 16, 1972

M. J. Jackson

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chatfield Methodist Church for Marberry J. Jackson, 79, who died Thursday in Shreveport, La.

The Rev. Marcus Childress will officiate and burial will be in the new Chatfield Cemetery.

He was a native of Ballinger, Tex., and had lived in Shreveport for 25 years, where he was a member of the Pine Croft Baptist Church of Shreveport. He was a retired farmer and construction worker.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Joe Estes of Shreveport, Mrs. Aline Volney of Dallas, Mrs. Mary Jackson and Mrs. Frances Jackson, both of Port Arthur; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Rita Jackson of Arlington.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Roland Leslie Sherrard, Jr.
Jan 9, 1943 - Jun 29, 2010

Roland L. Sherrard, Jr. passed away June 29, 2010. He was born January 9, 1943 in Corsicana, to Roland and Nellie Sherrard. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and a friend to many.

Roland was owner and operator of R & N Coffee Service and a life-long resident of Corsicana. He enjoyed working in his garden and spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Roland, Sr. and Nellie Sherrard.

Roland is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Sherrard of Corsicana; two children, Kevin Sherrard and wife Stacy of Forney, Stacey Sanchez and husband Daniel of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jennifer Sherrard, Cody Sherrard, Lauren Sherrard, Justin Wilkinson, Brianna Sanchez, Devin Burkett, Pierce Burkett, and Brandon Burkett; and great-grandson, Weslyn Wilkinson. He is also survived by brothers, Everett Sherrard of Las Vegas, Nevada and Cody Sherrard and wife Harriett of Wills Point, Texas; sisters, Vera Dale Ivie of Houston, JoNell Barlow of Corsicana and Barbara Wright of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be on Friday, July 2, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Pallbearers will be Gerald Atkeisson, Gilbert Hippard, Karl Humphries, Mike Humphries, Johnny Jones and Bubba Fitzgerald. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nancy Sue (Jergins) Sherrard; s/o Roland Leslie Sherrard, Sr. & Nellie Beatrice (Fitzgerald) Sherrard

Lydia Barbara "Liddie" (Bentley) Mann-Burke-Sink
May 15, 1869 - Mar. 15, 1955

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Sink

Funeral services for Mrs. Joel (Granny) Sink, 84, long-time Corsicana resident, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Ray Brock, Church of Christ minister.

Mrs. Sink, who resided at 515 South Eighteenth street for the past 31 years, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon. She was a native of Stanton, Ill.

Surviving are three sons, C. D. Mann, Pursley; J. L. Mann, Pasadena, and Tommy A. Mann, Phonex, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. W. C. Myers, Lake Side, Ariz.; a brother, L. D. Bentley, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. T. G. Patrick, Corsicana; 24 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 16, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband George Washington Mann married Oct. 18, 1882 buried Hamilton Beeman cemetery 2nd unknown Burke 3rd husband Joel Sink married Jul 17, 1924 buried in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, TX; d/o Elisha Tucker Bentley & Caroline (Sawyer) Bentley

Walter Monroe Hendon
Dec 31, 1877 - Oct 5, 1956

Walter Hendon Services Sunday

Funeral services for Walter Hendon, 78, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday night were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist circuit. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are five sisters, Miss Frances Hendon, Corsicana; Mrs. R. H. Carroll, Teague; Mrs. J. O. McLellan, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. M. Garnett, Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. M. Cosby, Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, E. D. Hendon, Corsicana and R. G. B. Hendon, Teague, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Frances D. Hendon, Miss
Nov 10, 1872 - Jul 4, 1957

Services Friday For Miss Hendon

Funeral services for Miss Frances Hendon, 84, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, retired Methodist minister.

A native of Alabama, Miss Hendon had resided in this vicinity for 55 years. She was an active member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are two brothers, E. D. Hendon, Corsicana, and G. B. Hendon, Teague; four sisters, Mrs. R. H. Carroll, Teague; Mrs. J. O. McLellan, Los Angeles; Mrs. M. Garnett and Mrs. M. Cosby, both of Mobile, Ala.; and a number of other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Frances Camille (McCammon) Spikes
Feb 6, 1884 - Nov 25, 1969

Mrs. Spikes Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Sam L. Spikes, 85, a native of Corsicana, died Tuesday morning at Evergreen Nursing Home.

She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church and later Westminister Presbyterian Church. Her husband, the late Sam L. Spikes to whom she was married Nov. 16, 1909, preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1956.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Westminister Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by a son, Thomas M. Spikes of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. T. H. (Mary Frances) Ralph of Clifton and Mrs. W. R. (Evelyn) Hall Jr. of Georgetown; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One grandson, Capt. Thomas Ralph, Jr., also preceded her in death.

Pallbearers will be Doyle L. West, Eugene Stewart, Bill Clarkson, Hylan Davis, Tommy McClure, H. R. STroube Jr., Lynn Sanders and Harry David Redden.

Relatives have asked that in lieu of Flowers, contributions be made to Westminister Presbyterian Church memorial funds.

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Robert Gordon Sparrow, Jr.
Mar 7, 1999 - Aug 7, 1956

R. G. Sparrow Dies At Dallas

Robert G. Sparrow, about 50, died in a Dallas hospital of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon, friends and relatives here were advised.

Funeral services were incomplete, but burial probably will be in Corsicana.

Sparrow married the former Elizabeth Thomas of Corsicana, daughter of Mrs. W. B. Thomas Gipson, also of Corsicana.

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Wednesday Rites For R. G. Sparrow

Funeral services for Robert G. Sparrow, Jr., 67, who died in a Dallas hospital Tuesday afternoon were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the McCammon chapel.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. Guy Usher of Dallas. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Sparrow is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Thomas Sparrow, of Dallas; two sons, Robert G. Sparrow III and Thomas Sparrow, both of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. John Morgan and Mrs. John T. Mitchell of Columbus, Tenn.

Pall bearers were Ed M. Polk, Rufus Shell, Dr. William T. Shell, Luther A. Johnson, Jr., Lewis David, Eliot Johnston, and Joe Tate.

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Julia Gwin (Fulton) Rogers
Nov 30, 1937 � Nov 21, 2021


Obituary of Julia Gwin Rogers
Julia Gwin Fulton Rogers, age 83, of Cedar Park, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Julia was born November 30, 1937 in Dawson, Texas. Julia graduated from Corsicana High School in 1957. Julia loved being a housewife and mother to her 4 children. She was a member of "The Branch Church" Church of Christ in Farmers Branch, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Lee Rogers; parents, Samuel and Bessie Fulton; son, Larry Joe Roberts; brother, Travis Fulton. She is survived by children, Steven Rogers, Terrie Rogers, and Leta Lee; 7 grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Anna and Bill Tanner.

A visitation for Julia will be held Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Rhoton Funeral Home, 1511 South I-35E, Carrollton, TX 75006. Following the visitation will be a graveside service from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Hilltop Memorial Park, 1810 N Perry Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.RhotonFuneralHome.com for the Rogers family

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Deola (Boyte) Lowe
Jun 12, 1901 - Mar 10, 1973

Mrs. Lowe

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p. m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Deola Boyte Lowe, 71, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Peter Kach and the Rev. Maurice McLeroy were to officiate, and burial was to be at Oakwood cemetery.

A member of Memorial Baptist Church, she had been a resident of Corsicana all her life.

Survivors include one son, Rufus G. Lowe, New Buryport, Massachusetts; two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Keele and Mrs. Loyd Nichols, both of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. M. E. Sullivan, Corsicana; three brothers, C. C. Boyte, Corsicana; Andrew Boyte, Houston; and Frank Boyte, Ft. Worth; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews. Five brothers preceded her in death; Leslie Boyte, O. D. Boyte, Issac Boyte, Oscar Boyte and Ruby Boyte.

Pallbearers were to be Kenneth Danford, Walter Seamans, Terry Brown, Franklin Boyte, Billy Sullivan, Lawrence Boyte, the Rev. Edwin Boyte and Clifton Russell. The Rev. Melton Hair will be an honorary pallbearer.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 12, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Rufus L. Lowe married Mar 25, 1926; d/o Needham Isaac Boyte & Mary Ella (Douglas) Boyte buried in Frost Cemetery

Aubrey Vivian (Childers) Bivins-Muller
Jun 10, 1915 - Nov 3, 1956

Corsicana Native Services Monday

Mrs. Robert Muller, 41, of Fort Worth died in the Harris Memorial Hospital in Fort Worth Saturday afternoon following an extended illness.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist church. She was a native of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband of Fort Worth; a son, Glynn Bivins, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Childers, Corsicana; and two brothers, Jesse Childers, Corsicana, and J. C. Childers, Orange and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. B. Talley, Billy Joe McCann, E. L. McCann, Ray Hickson, Wilson Prater and Graham Dickson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 5, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Grady Howard Bivins married Apr 13, 1931 buried in Tyler Memorial Park, Tyler, TX. 2nd Robert J. Muller; d/o Frank Marrion Childers & Nora Annie (Brannon) Childers

Mary Ellen (Mitchell) Dickerson
Sep 7, 1938 - Oct 7, 2020
 
On October 7, 2020, Mary Ellen Dickerson, passed away at the age of 82.
Mary was born on September 7, 1938 in Houston, Texas, as the oldest child to Preston and Mildred Mitchell. She married Elmer Dickerson with whom she had four children.

Mary became a widow at the age of 29 years old. Mary encountered many obstacles in her life yet she always persevered. She began her career at Navarro College where she would work to support her family while also pursing her college education at the same time. She would go on to obtain her Master's in Counseling from Amberton University. She overcame so much to help so many. Her story is one of resilience and tenacity. Mary helped many college students in the Corsicana area, including many single mothers trying to obtain their college degrees.
Mary was passionate about serving others. During her career, and even into retirement she volunteered across Corsicana doing many activities including spending time reading to children in classrooms at local schools. While many in the community knew Mary for her contributions, she was known by her family and friends for her fun, spunky, and loving personality. She fully experienced life. From taking road trips to helping her grandchildren realize their talents that later turned into careers; she will be missed and remembered by her family for her commitment to them. She will be missed dearly by her son, brothers, grandchildren, and many other family and friends.
Above all, she loved Jesus and wanted those around her to know that in the midst of obstacles, and life God was always the author of peace and that He will lead and guide our lives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Carl Mitchell and daughters; Dawne Moore and Sonya Sigler. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Marsha Dickerson of Corsicana, Texas, her son-in-law Albert Moore, her brothers; Brian Mitchell and Mikiel Mitchell and their spouses, her grandchildren; Jeffrey Dickerson, Jeremy Moore, Derrick Dickerson, Laura Hanel, Amanda Moore, Jessica Cawthorn, Jason Sigler, Jaime Sloan, Erin Lewis and their spouses. Mary is also survived by her eighteen great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
A memorial service will be held at Believers Bible Church in Corsicana on October 24, 2020 at 3 p.m.

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Curtis Lowayne Kelley
Jan. 13, 1948 - Oct. 17, 2020
 
Curtis Lowayne Kelley, 72, of Hubbard and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 24 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Pastor Holly Stone officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 23 at the funeral home.
Curtis was born January 13, 1948 in Belton to Curtis Thomas Kelley and Ollie Lorraine (Scarbough) Kelley. He was raised in Arlington where he was a graduate of Arlington Sam Houston High School and where he met his future wife, Sharon Ann Stewart. Curtis was a carpenter by trade and was a longtime employee of Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Curtis and Sharon had just recently moved to Hubbard in April after having lived in Corsicana for the previous 30 years where they were active members of Freedom Life Chapel. He dearly loved his family and was a good and moral Christian man who was always willing to lend a helping hand in whatever way he could to family, friends and especially the churches he was a part of over the years.
Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Trina Jean Allred and two grandsons, Justin Kelley and Baby Boy Seth Clark.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Kelley of Hubbard; three children, Keri Clark and husband, Pat of Melissa; son, Curtis Lowayne Kelley, Jr. of Hubbard and Shannon McRay Cowan and husband, Terry of Midlothian; son-in-law, Scott Allred of Grandview; grandchildren, Amanda Pool and husband, Ralph, Joshua Pool and wife, Cathy, Jessica Simpson, Sean Clark, Reid Clark, Nathan McRay, Nicholas McRay and Riley Cowan, aka Cupcake; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Ben, Russell, Joseph, Jasmine, Charlotte, Conner, Corbin, Emma, Lilly, Ella and Luke.
Pallbearers will Curtis Lowayne Kelley, Jr., Nathan McRay, Nicholas McRay, Jordan Mobley, Jessica Simpson, and Terry Cowan.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Billy Floyd Scott
Apr 13, 1981 - Oct 16, 2020
 
Billy Floyd Scott, 39 of Kerens, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020.

The family has requested a private memorial service.

Billy is survived by his daughter, Gracelynn Scott; mother, Cindy Scott, brother & sister-in-law, Hewitt & Derinda Scott; nephews, Luke and Evan Scott; uncle and aunt, Floyd & Kathy Henderson and many cousins.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Billy Hoyt Moore
Oct 10, 1936 - Oct 24, 2020
CHS

Mr. Billy Hoyt Moore, 84, formerly of Corsicana passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Brookdale Lake Brazos Assisted Living in Waco.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Corley Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Billy Hoyt Moore obituary.

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Billy Hoyt Moore, 84 of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at his residence at Brookdale Assisted Living in Waco, Texas.
Billy Hoyt was born in Corsicana, TX October 10, 1936 to Hoyt and Lera Moore. He graduated from Corsicana High and received his Associates Degree from Navarro College. He then attended and graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. It was also there that he met the love of his life, Robeleen Stewart, with whom he would marry and spend the next 59 years happily together in marriage.
Upon returning to Corsicana he was employed by Big Four Shoes in sales and bookkeeping. He took his love of numbers and accounting to work at Patillo, Brown and Hill that would later became Anderson and Associates where he remained until his retirement.
Billy Hoyt was a member of Jaycees then a lifetime member of the Kiwanis club, where he was proudly once named Kiwanian of the year. He also taught Sunday school and served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Corsicana, and was a Member of the Gideon's International. He also called and served in the community when needed including many years with Child Protective Services.
He is survived in death by his wife of 59 years, Robeleen Moore; son, Billy Wade Moore and wife Ann-Michele; sister, Nancy Cansler; and nephew, Todd Cansler and wife Teri.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 5pm-7pm at Corley Funeral Home.


Paul Douglas Tannehill
Jul 15, 1948 - Oct 20, 2020
 
Paul Douglas Tannehill was born July 15, 1948, in Dallas, Texas, and died in College Station, Texas on October 20, 2020. He was the first son and preceded in death by his parents, Helen Wilson Tannehill and Robert Earl Tannehill, Jr.
Services will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020, 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Corsicana, Texas. Live streaming of the service will be available at fumccorsicana.org. An opportunity to visit with the family will follow at the church. In the interest of the health and safety of all, please observe social distancing. Masks will be required.
Always industrious, Paul was entrepreneurial from the early days. He would sell out his box of Southern Maid Donuts before reaching the end of the block. He bicycled and drove paper routes for both of the Dallas newspapers. He exited the Richardson Golden Eagle Band to sell ladies shoes at Neiman Marcus. He graduated from Richardson High School (Class of '66), Richardson, Texas. In his last year at Texas A&M, he sold suits for Willie Wong, Hong Kong Tailor. In his adult life, Paul built a $1 million plus real estate appraisal business and later sold insurance, as well as automobiles. In Mom's words, he was "Possible Paul."
Never shy, he loved life and music. He sang in the First Baptist Dallas Chapel Choir and in the sanctuary choir at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, Texas. As a square dance caller, Paul could skillfully "load the boat."
Paul was a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, Squadron 1 (Huslin' One) where he graduated with the Class of '70, earning a BS in Finance. Not long ago, Paul donated his senior boots to the Sanders Corps Center where they are being worn by a current senior on campus. On numerous occasions he presided over Aggie Muster in Corsicana. He was an Aggie to the end.
Paul was big in stature but that was necessary to hold his big heart. His stories at cousin gatherings were legendary. He was very much a big brother. He was never a father but a dad to many. Paul rose to be Master of the Tannehill Masonic Lodge in Dallas. He was Christian. He was confident. He was correct. Some may say he was coarse but in later years he worked hard at perfecting the virtue of patience.
Paul's sweet wife Charlotte predeceased him in 2012. His dear Aggie buddy, David Peterson, passed away in 2013. Paul and Karen Peterson, David's widow, sought comfort in their friendship of over 50 years. They married in 2017. Paul is survived by his wife Karen, his brother John Tannehill, nephew Sam Tannehill and wife Lindsey, daughter Helen and and grandson Linus Tannehill, scores of cousins and his Godson Lance Peterson.
Paul's work is done. His room in the mansion is prepared. He has entered God's Kingdom. And for the Aggies, "It's just another Corps Trip, boys, we'll march in behind the Band."
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to the Corps of Cadets General Scholarship Fund at Texas A&M University. Please make checks payable to "Texas A&M Foundation" and write "Acct. #0533266 - Paul D. Tannehill '70" on the memo line. Gifts may be sent to:
Texas A&M Foundation
401 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840
Arrangements by Callaway-Jones, Bryan, Texas. 979.822.3717 Please visit the online obituary at CallawayJones.com

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William F. "Bill" Brewer, Sr.
Feb 1, 1901 - Jul 27, 1955

Thursday Rites For Bill Brewer

Funeral services for William (Bill) Brewer, 54, farmer, who died at his home in the Brown's Valley community early Wednesday, were held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the Roane Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. E. and William Brewer, Jr., all of Roane; four brothers, Malford Brewer, Mildred; Lige and Pete Brewer, both of Corsicana, and Ernest Brewer, Snyder; four sisters, Mrs. Ada Young, Dallas; Mrs. Sallie Dansby, Hamilton; Mrs. Nevie Yarbrough, Freeport, and Mrs. Sammie McCullom, Snyder; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Truman Young, S. H. Brewer, Stanley Yarborough, Rodney Brewer, Lonie Brewer, Keith Norris, Doyle Wayne Dansby, all nephews.

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James Malford Brewer, Sr.
Oct 12, 1891 - Apr 15, 1957

Wednesday Rites For J. M. Brewer

Funeral services for J. M. Brewer, 65, retired farmer, who died Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, New London Baptist minister, and Rev. Jimmy Ponder, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, Samuel H. and Vernon T. Brewer, both of Corsicana; J. M. Brewer, Jr., Pittsburg, Calif.; S. M. and Jerrel S. Brewer, both of Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Willie Lee Coker, Miss Velma Brewer, and Mrs. Geneva Speed, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Angie Davis, Arlington; 17 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ada Young, Dallas; Mrs. Sadie Dansbee, Hamilton; Mrs. Nevie Yarbrough, Angleton, and Mrs. Sammie Norris, Longview; three brothers, Pete and S. L. Brewer, both of Corsicana, and Ernest Brewer, Snyder; and a number of other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr 17, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mattie Elizabeth (Alexander) Brewer; s/o Samuel Mack �Sammy� Brewer & Belzora/Belzoree �Belle� (Miller) Brewer

William Brumby �Bill� Roper, Sr.
Aug 31, 1906 - Jan 9, 1955

W. B. (Bill) Roper Services Tuesday

Funeral services for W. B. (Bill) Roper, 48, who died at his home, 548 North Thirty-Seventh street Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Guy Susher, Dallas Episcopalian minister. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery with the Masons in charge.

Roper was a member of the Episcopalian church and Masonic Lodge. He was a patternmaker at the Bethlehem Supply Company plant here for many years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, W. B. Roper, Jr., and David E. Roper, all of Corsicana; four brothers, George H. Roper, Houston; John P. Roper, Dallas; R. H. Roper, Corsicana, and Chris W. Roper, Beaumont, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. L. Leathers, Lee Carl, E. J. Hall, Pete Szenasy, C. D. Pevehouse and R. H. Wheeler.

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Robert Huber Roper
Dec 17, 1908 - Nov 18, 1977

Robert Roper

Funeral services were Saturday at 3:30 p.m. for Robert H. Roper, 68, resident of Corsicana who died here Friday.

The Rev. James M. Sigler officiated and graveside services were at the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Etta Mae Roper of Corsicana; one son, Robert C. Roper of Garland; three brothers, George Roper of Houston, Chris Roper of Beaumont, and John Roper of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were James H. Chapman, Emmett Dosser, Dr. Jim Curington, John Kenner, Benny Robinson and Hoyt Moore.

Corley Funeral was in charge of arrangements.

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Palmer Dexter Odom, Jr.
Apr 24, 1936 - Jun 30, 1974

Corsicana Man Killed in Kansas Crash

Dexter P. Odom, Jr., 38, Corsicana trucker, was killed Sunday when his semi-trailer truck ran off U. S. Hwy 81 near the north central community of Minneapolis, Kansas, and plunged into a nearby dry creekbed.

The Associated Press quoted Kansas Highway patrolmen as saying Odom apparently lost control of his truck when it went over some railroad tracks.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Odom was a native and lifelong resident of Corsicana Rural Route 3.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Beverly White Odom; a daughter, Nancye Odom, a son, Montye Palmer Odom, all of Corsicana; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Fuller, Corsicana; and one brother, Roger Williams of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 1, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Beverly June (White) Odom married Oct 5, 1973; s/o Palmer Dexter Odom, Sr. & Ella Lois (Jergins) Odom-Williams-Fuller

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D. P. Odom

Funeral services were to be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Dexter P. Odom, Jr., 38, who was killed Sunday in a truck accident in Minneapolis, Kansas.

Odom is survived by his widow, one daughter, one son, his parents, and one brother.

Pallbearers were to be Gilbert Sulivan, Cloyce Tanner, Charles Cates, Charles McCrory, Joe Flanagan, N. R. Shelton, J. T. Magness.

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Daniel Robert Nelson, Sr.
Oct 24, 1887 - May 27, 1955

Former Resident Expires Friday

Dan R. Nelson, 68, Route 1, West, formerly of Corsicana, died Friday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the West Church of Christ with burial in the Hamilton cemetery southwest of Corsicana at 4:30 p.m. The rites were conducted by Ministers, R. L. Ingersol and Overton Faubus.

Nelson operated a dairy southwest of Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife of West; six sons, D. R. Nelson, Jr.; James C. Nelson, John W. Nelson and Paul W. Nelson, all of Corsicana; Charles B. Nelson, U. S. Army, and Wade F. Nelson, West; three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Bebout, Miss Ethel L. Nelson and Mrs. Paul Gazra, all of Waco; two brothers, Will Nelson, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Fred Nelson, Baytown; 14 grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

Notes:


Roy Maynor Moore, Sr.
Jan 18, 1897 - Apr 2, 1975

R. M. Moore

Services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Roy M. Moore, 78, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at his residence.

Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Winnsboro and had lived in Corsicana 23 years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Roy M. Moore Jr., a pilot who was killed in World War II in New Guinea.

He was a retired telegraph operator for the Magnolia-Petroleum Company and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a sister, Mrs. Lois Kennedy of Henderson, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

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R. M. Moore

Services were to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Roy M. Moore, 78, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at his residence.

Rev. Harold Lansford was to officiate, with burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a siser, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pall bearers include R. E. Miles, F. H. Washburn, Truly Etheredge, Roy Hair, Jimmie Gordon and D. C. Starr.

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Margaret Ellen (Balcom) Fogg
Feb 11, 1923 - Oct 23, 1962

FOGG
Mrs. Ernest L. Margaret Balcom Fogg, age 29, passed away Oct 24, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Survivors: Husband, Ernest L. Fogg, sons, Dennis and Steve Fogg at Ojakarta and Judie Fogg at Trinity University, San Antonio and brother, William Balcom of Corsicana, Texas. Memorial services will be held at Los Angeles Hgts. Presbyterian Church Tues. Oct 30 at 6 p.m. Interment in Indonesia


Notes:

  • Marker at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • w/o Ernest L. Fogg; d/o William Harvey Balcom & Clara Adell (Patton) Blacom

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Sunday Rites For Mrs. Fogg

Gravesite rites for Mrs. Margaret Balcom Fogg, 41, wife of Ernest L. Fogg, missionary, who died in Jkarata, Indonesia, October 23, 1962, were held at Oakwood Cemetery Sunday at 3 p.m.

The services were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church, and Dr. Matthew Arnold, Cleburne, formerly of Corsicana, retired Presbyterian minister.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Dennis and Steve, and a daughter, Judy Fogg, all of Indonesia, and a brother, Bill Balcom, Corsicana.

Corley directed.

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Syble Jeanette (Read) Hilley
Jun 24, 1934 - Nov 18, 2021
 
Hilley, Jeanette
June 24, 1934 - November 18, 2021

Jeanette (Read) Hilley, 1934-2021
Syble Jeanette Hilley, 87, Richardson, TX, passed from this life Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Carrollton, Denton County, TX. Memorial services will be at First Baptist Church of Richardson, TX on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 at 11 a.m. Jeanette was born June 24, 1934, in Streetman, Freestone County, TX to Tilden Earl and Fannie Mae (Vipperman) Read.
Jeanette is survived by her sons, Kevin Hilley, Altus, OK; and James Michael Hilley, of the home, Richardson, TX; brother, Harold Dwayne Read and wife Elizabeth, Alba, TX; and sister, Nelda (Read) Bump and husband Billy, Celina, TX.
She was married on July 16, 1962, to James Neal Hilley, who preceded her in death in 1993.
Jeanette was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Vernon Read, Cecil Read, Lyndle Read and Glen Read; and sisters, Juanita (Read) Roberts and Lestene (Read) Perry.
Jeanette's sweet and generous spirit touched many lives. For four and a half decades she worked in childcare at First Baptist Church of Richardson and Dallas Bible Church, as well as others. The churches where she worked treasured her.
She received gifts, cards and messages from children and families whom she had impacted over the years with her generosity of spirit. Her circle was big, and she was loved by many.
Jeanette loved flowers, cats and dogs, being in the sunshine, and watching the world from her living room's picture window. She liked to look nice and enjoyed wearing bright colors.
She exeprienced an active life and good health until recent years.
Jeanette was raised in rural Navarro County and went to high school in Corsicana. In her twenties, she moved to Dallas. Jeanette and Jim Hilley bought a new home in Richardson, TX in 1965, where they both lived until their final illnesses.
A stay-at-home mother until her sons went to school, Jeanette was always there to welcome Kevin and Mike as adults, when they needed to be wrapped in her arms. Now, she is wrapped in the arms of angels.


Marshall Spruill Cook
Jan 31, 1900 - Nov 14, 1970




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Theopolus Gandolus �Gorney� Thompson
Mar 29, 1870 - Aug 13, 1955

P. G. Thompson Dies Saturday

P. G. Thompson, aged 85 years, former resident of East Navarro county, died Saturday at Kerrville.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Long Prairie church with interment in the Long Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Davis of Trinidad.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Kate Sullivan, Hollis, Okla.; two brothers, T. J. Thompson, Dallas, and Josh Thompson, Aubrey; three step-sons, W. A. Allen, Trinidad; Charles Allen, Rural Shade, and J. O. Allen, Kilgore; four step-daughters, Mrs. Clara Thompson, Corsicana; Mrs. Flossie Parker, Midway; Mrs. Cora Cherry, Trinidad, and Mrs. Jimmie Coker, Dallas; two granddaughters, Mrs. G. W. Pritchett and Mrs. A. H. Johnson, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Griffin will direct.

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Cornelia (Dunton) Simpson-Mankins
Mar 27, 1862 - Jul 1, 1955

Rites Sunday For Kerens Resident

KERENS, July 2�(Spl)�Mrs. Cornelia Mankin, 93, lifelong resident of Kerens and vicinity, died Friday at 6 p.m. at her home five miles south of Kerens after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Inmon Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. B. R. McCauley, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Long Prairie cemetery here.

Mrs. Mankin was a member of the Methodist church.

She is survived by three sons, Raymond Simpson and Elmer Simpson, both of Kerens, and Dave Mankin of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Bell of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Blanch Urrey of Malakoff; one brother, Steve Dunton of Malakoff; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul. 2, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Thomas Simpson 2nd husband William Henry Mankins; d/o William Henry Dunton & Mary (Kelly) Dunton
  • Monument shows Simpson

Elmer E. Simpson
Apr 10, 1888 - Sep 13, 1975

Elmer Simpson

KERENS�Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens for Elmer C. Simpson, 87, native of Kerens and resident of Trinidad for five years, who died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Earl King, First Baptist Church of Trinidad pastor, and Rev. Bedford Fentey will officiate. Burial will be at Long Prairie cemetery.

He was a retired farmer and member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Alvern McKinley of Trinidad, Mrs. Velma Orsack of Liverpool, Tex., Mrs. Thelman Smith of Trinidad and Mrs. Alive Fay Berry of Trinidad; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, a sister, Ms. Lilly Bell of Dallas; and a step-brother, Dave Mankin of Athens.

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Raymond Robert Simpson
Feb 14, 1895 - Nov 20, 1974

R. Simpson

MALAKOFF�Funeral services are pending at Paschal Funeral Home for Raymond R. Simpson, 79, who died Wednesday night at Veterans Hospital in Dallas.

He was a native of the Round Prairie area near Kerens.

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Olivia "Livvie" (Cruse) Duncan
Jun 6, 1886 - Jan 1, 1955

Mrs. C. D. Duncan Dies Saturday

Mrs. C. D. Duncan, 68, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday morning following a several months illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. E. L. Jones, retired Baptist minister.

A native of New Albany, Miss., Mrs. Duncan came to Navarro county with her family in 1910 and has resided in the Blooming Grove and Corsicana communities since that time.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leroy Barlow, Corsicana; three brothers, Frank Cruse, New Albany, Miss; W. H. (Bill) Cruse, Corsicana and Roger Cruse, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Charlie Watson and Mrs. Mose Armstrong, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Elmer Russell, Emhouse, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be William Armstrong, J. W. Russell, Billy Watson, Lester Brown, Artis Drain, Marshall Majors, Garland Gray and Q. L. Bridges.

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Robert Franklin Selby
Dec 20, 1891 - Apr 30, 1955

Franklin Selby Services Monday

Franklin Selby, 65, manager of the Corsicana Waterworks Club, southeast of Corsicana for 13 years., died in Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon following a several weeks' illness.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Walter Hughes, pastor of the Powell Baptist Church.

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

Surviving are his wife and two sons, Wendell and Nolan Selby, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Dockery, Fort Worth; a granddaughter; a brother, R. Selby, Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Bankston, Corsicana; Mrs. Pearl Swanner, Axtell, and Mrs. Bessie Ashley, Baytown, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sam Roberts, Dan Roberts, Carl Ashworth, Benedict Raley, B. C. Nesmith and Clint Bell.

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Hustace Estell �Hautie� (Foster) Wigley
Nov 19, 1877 - Sep 8, 1955

Mrs. R. Wigley Dies Thursday

Mrs. Hautence Estelle Wigley, 77, long-time Corsicana resident, wife of Rufus M. Wigley, died at the family residence, 508 South Thirtieth street Thursday morning. She had been in ill health for several months.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m., with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, of which she was a member.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Wigley came to this area when 12 years of age.

Surviving are her husband, of Corsicana; four sons, Hubert M. Wigley, Dallas; Rufus B., L. Marvin and Thomas Edwin Wigley, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Whistler, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Melvin Lucas Wigley
Sep 5, 1900 - Oct 2, 1971

Melvin Wigley

Melvin Wigley, 71, retired Corsicana roofer, died Saturday in the Temple VA Hospital. A veteran of World War I, he was a lifelong Corsicana resident and a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. Roland Spears officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery. Nephews will be pallbearers.

His survivors are a brother, Rufus B. Wigley of Corsicana; a brother-in-law, A. J. Whistler, Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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Charlie Elles Weems
Oct 23, 1914 - Jun 12, 1944

Memorial services for Pfc. Charlie Ellis Weems, 29, who died in the invasion of France on June 12, were held Sunday afternoon at the Tennessee Colony Church.
Friends from Tennessee Colony, Montalba, Palestine, Cayuga, Blackfoot, Concord and many other communities attended.
Among the survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Weems of Montalba. A brother Joe H. Weems, also resides in Montalba.

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Marvin Samuel "Buck" Wheat
Aug 10, 1926 - Jan 11, 2021
 
Obituary (courtesy of Oakcrest Funeral Home, Waco., TX)
"The measure of a father's worth is his deeds and love he leaves behind for his family to remember." Marvin (Buck) Wheat, Sr. of Waco, Texas left us on Monday, January 11, 2021. He went peacefully, ready to meet his Maker and join friends and family in heaven. He was born August 10, 1925 in Athens, Texas to Laurence B. and Johnnie Mae Wheat. He was one of 11 children and only a sister survives, Hazel Jayroe.

Growing up during the Depression, Buck helped support his family working hard at odd jobs and manual labor. He served in the U.S. Army as Private First Class and became a highly-decorated veteran awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star.

Buck married Doris Marie Mathis (deceased) and together they raised a family of four, Marvin Samuel Wheat Jr. (deceased), Nelda Joyce Calloway, Susan Elaine Johnson, and Alan Dan Wheat. He has five grandchildren, Tisha Witt (Spouse, Michael Witt) Magan Theil (Spouse, Taylor Thiel), Caroline Carlson (Spouse, Derek Carlson), Joshua Wheat and Christopher Wheat. There are nine great-grandchildren, Zachary, Taylor and Jackson Witt, Kennedy & Stone Thiel, Mackenzie and Eloise Carlson and Preston and Brody Wheat.

He attended the Navarro Community College and after graduating joined the Texas Employment Commission where he spent a 33 year career. Upon retirement he made Waco his home. Later he married Nettie Mae Wheat and spent time traveling and exploring the US, being active in Grace Temple Baptist Church and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Buck will be remembered for his big smile, kind words and never missing an opportunity to be a friend. A service in his memory will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers or gifts, a donation to the Veteran's Association would be greatly appreciated. The family appreciates Jason Featherston for his loyal friendship."

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Walter Mackey Van Nort
Sep 23, 1885 - Dec 4, 1964

Van Nort Rites On Wednesday

Final rites for Walter Van Nort, 79, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Van Nort, a Corsicana native, died in Coral Gables, Fla. Friday. The body arrived in Dallas by plane Tuesday.

He was president of the Manfred-Van Nort Publishing Company of Dallas and practiced law in Dallas from 1918 to 1943 when he moved to Florida. He was a Methodist, prominent Mason, being a member of all Masonic bodies and a lecturer in Brooklyn and Dallas, headed the Dallas De Molay drill team and was a Knights Templar and Shriner.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Van Nort, Coral Gables, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Mae Manfred, Dallas; a cousin, Robert Douglas, Corsicana and other relatives.

Masons were pallbearers.

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Rufus Montgomery Wigley
Jun 3, 1876 - Apr 10, 1957

Rufus M. Wigley Dies Wednesday, Services Friday

Rufus Montgomery Wigley, 80, retired carpenter, 508 South Thirtieth street, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, assisted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., pastor of Central Baptist.

A native of Mississippi, Wigley had resided in Corsicana 70 years.

Surviving are four sons, H. M. Wigley, Dallas; Rufus, Jr., Melvin and Edwin Wigley, and a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Whistler, all of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Alton Whitener, George Harvin, Dime Green, Buel Caton, Gilbert Caton and Frank Carter.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 11, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Hustace Estell �Hautie� (Foster) Wigley; s/o Francis Marion Wigley & Margaret Abashia (Moorehead) Wigley buried in Oakwood cemetery

Thomas Edwin Wigley
Jan 22, 1903 - May 7, 1965

Edwin Wigley Rites Sunday

Final rites for Thomas Edwin Wigley, 62, who died in Memorial hospital early Friday will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gene Mills, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, of which he was a member. He was a retired roofer.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Edith Whistler, Corsicana; three brothers, Hubert M. Wigley, Dallas; Melvin and Rufus B. Wigley, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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George Earl Evans
May 5, 1912 - May 14, 1965

Services Held George Evans

Services for George Earl Evans, 53, native of Corsicana were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. He died in Gaston Hospital in Dallas Friday night following a several months illness.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which he was a member, and Dr. John Wesley Ford, Corsicana district Methodist superintendent.

Evans was a Methodist and Odd Fellow. He was a veteran of World War II. Employed for years by Bethlehem Supply Company. Evans had been connected with the McCammon Funeral Home for several years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eula Mae Evans; a half- brother, Jimmy Lee Evans, Mesquite; a half-sister, Miss Kathleen Evans, Abilene; foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Davant, and foster grandmother, Mrs. Winnie LeSeur, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Martin Thurston, Howard Denbow, Joe Pete Marsh, Raymond Carroll, Hubert Wooley, Odie Pitts, J. C. Payne, C. C. Carroll, Bob Jonsey, Fred Brooks, Ed Aston, Joe Fogg and G. G. Wooderson.

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Willie Mae (Bates) Fair-Pyle
Jul 10, 1892 - Sep 21, 1955

Mrs. J. L. Pyle Dies Wednesday

Mrs. J. L. Pyle, 63, former Corsicana resident, died in the American Legion Hospital in Jennings, La., Wednesday. the body arrived in Corsicana by train shortly before noon Thursday.

Survivors include two sons, Willard Fair, Jennings, La., and Bill Fair, Hobbs, N. M. a daughter, Mrs. Pat Foster, Ennis, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon bur burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery, sometimes Friday.

Corley directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 22, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Calvin Stewart Fair married Nov 17, 1912 2nd husband James Lewis Pyle; d/o William Marion Bates & Laura Ann (Worthington) Bates

Lucy Louise (Sheppard) Brannon-Cummings
Mar 10, 1873 - Oct 17, 1955

Mrs. Cummings Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Brannon Cummings, 82, who died at Big Spring Monday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Hubbard, pastor of the Grape Creek Baptist church at Pickett.

Mrs. Cummings resides at 412 South Twentieth street. She became ill while visiting at Seminole, Texas.

Surviving are three sons, E. N. Brannon, Mexia; J. F. Brannon, Sweetwater, and E. A. Brannon, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. R. H. Green, Blooming Grove; Mrs. A. Pollock, Seminole, and Mrs. W. W. Winslett, Oceana, Calif.; 21 grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Oct 19, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Wilson Decabe Brannon married Jan 10, 1889 2nd unknown Cummings; d/o Abner Absalom Sheppard & Elizabeth Frances (Ward) Sheppard buried in White Church Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx.

Epsy Audway "Aud" Brannon
Aug 3, 1901 - Mar 4, 1977

E. A. Brannon

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Epsy Audway Brannon, 75, native of Navarro county and resident of Corsicana, who died Friday.

The Rev. Joe Evans will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was a service station owner at Retreat and a deacon of the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mettie Christie Brannon of Corsicana; a son, Elwyn C. Brannon of St. Joseph, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Reavy Farmer of Corsicana; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Brannon of Corsicana and two sisters, Mrs. Ercle Pollock of San Saba, and Mrs. Grace Winslett of Riverside, Calif.

Pallbearers are Benny Robinson, Wallace Pryor, J. D. Ingham, O. J. Skinner, Tommy Baumgartner, Chester Putman, Claude Pollock and Dan Meador.

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Mary Elaine Minze
Oct 26, 1955 - Dec 21, 1955

Rites Thursday For Young Child

Funeral services for Mary Elaine Minze, aged one month and 25 days, who died at the family residence, 903 West Ninth avenue, Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Minze; a brother, Ricky Lynn Minze; a sister, Ann Minze, all of Corsicana and a grandmother, Mrs. A. B. Black, Merkel, and other relatives.

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Rickey L. Minze
Jun 2, 1927 - Dec 9, 1970

Minze Rites Set Saturday

R. L. Minze, 43, an off-shore driller and resident of Baton Rouge, La., the past six months died there Wednesday. he was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Lee officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. H. T. Lindsey, and two sons, Rickey and Jackie Wayne Minze, all of Merkel, Texas; one sister, Mrs. L. H. Johnson of Corsicana; and two brothers, Jack Minze of Seven Points and Dudley Minze of Winkler.

Pallbearers will be Doyle Coley, Wayne Pillans, Buddy Rash, Freddie Rash, A. K. Harris and Doyle Derden.

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Gordon Raymond Wylie
May 21, 1896 - Aug 19, 1955

Gordon R. Wylie Services Sunday

Funeral services for Gordon R. Wylie, 59, who died of a heart attack Friday night at his home, 497 � South Thirteenth street, 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.

A native of Eureka, he had resided in Corsicana 14 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Billy R. Wylie, Philadelphia, Pa.; Leon and Kenneth Wylie both of Corsicana, and Gaston Kendrick, Ardmore, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. H. L. Martin, Corsicana, and Mrs. A. F. Brown, Cedar Hill; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Curtis Wylie, Eureka; R. W. Wylie, Corsicana, and C. L. Wylie, Paris; two sisters, Mrs. T. E. Myers, Dallas, and Mrs. J. J. Currin, Galveston, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Ernest Troy Slate
Jan 19, 1914 - Aug 20, 1961

Ernest T. Slate Rites Monday

Ernest T. Slate, 47, machinist native of Corsicana, 1606 North Third street, McGregor, died early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., pastor of the North Wilmer Baptist church, formerly pastor of Central Baptist church here.

Slate was employed at the Bethlehem Supply Company Corsicana plant before going to Rocket Dyn Company at McGregor.

Surviving are his wife, MeGregor; four daughters, Miss Frances Ruth Slate, Mexia; Mrs. T. E. Bancroft, Corsicana; Kay Joe and Norma Jean Slate, both of McGregor; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Slate, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Joe Davis, Denton; a brother, W. S. Slate, Jr., Irving, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Albert Gorman, Roland Carr, H. O. Bromley, J. P. Bates, F. N. Stovall, Earl Crowley, Curtis Allred and Buddy Berryhill.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 21, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Frances Carol (Hedge) Slate-Thomas married Jan 5, 1935; s/o William Samuel Slate and Lizzie Lee (Allen) Slate

Frances Carol (Hedge) Slate-Thomas
Feb 17, 1920 - Dec 12, 1969

Mrs. Thomas Rites Sunday

Mrs. Carol Slate Thomas, 49, died Friday in Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of Corsicana 30 years.

Services are slated Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, J. N. Thomas of Corsicana; five daughters, Miss Frances Ruth Slate of Mexia, Mrs. Tommy Bancroft of Irving; Mrs. Kay Bassham of Corsicana, Miss Norma Slate of Dallas and Mrs. Myra Lanier of Mildred; a son, Maurice Thomas of Seagoville; three grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Oertha Hedge of Clinton, Okla., and a sister, Mrs. Ray Horton of Weatherford, Okla.

Pallbearers will be W. F. Slate, W. F. Slate, Jr., David Cripps, Ed Klien, R. W. Bancroft and C. M. Bancroft.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Dec 14, 1969
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Ernest Troy Slate married Jan 5, 1935 2nd husband Joseph Newton Thomas buried Eureka cemetery, Eureka, TX; d/o Oscar Lewis Hedge & Orpha (Terry) Hedge

Thelma Lee (Donaho) Slate
Mar 4, 1908 - Mar 8, 1973

Mrs. Slate

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Thelma Donaho Slate of Corsicana, who died Thursday morning at her residence. Rev. David Hale will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro County and member of Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Charles Slate of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Bobby Thompson of Corsicana; two grandchildren; a brother, David Donaho of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Wilma Williamson of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 8, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Buford Caskey married May 4, 1928 2nd husband Charles Anderson Slate married Nov 11, 1933 d/o David Allen "Dave" Donaho, Sr. & Katie Cora (Everett) Donaho

Dewey Jackson King
Nov 17, 1917 - Sep 19, 1955

Dewey J. King Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Dewey J. King, 37, who died in LaMarque Monday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

King resided in Navarro county before moving to Galveston 11 years ago.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. King, Galveston; two brothers, Doy V. King, Galveston, and Morris R. King, Texas City; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ruby King, Galveston, and Mrs. Frances King, Texas City; four nephews, Darrell, Danni, Michael and Clifton King, and two nieces, Peggy Jo and Deborah Dee King.

Pallbearers were J. E. Lawson, Lonnie Davis, Johnny Chirafis, Curtis Woods, Louis Territo and Gilbert Caton.

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Harold Wayne Hocutt Sr.
Nov 24, 1964 - Nov 30, 2021

Obituary for Harold Wayne Hocutt Sr.
Harold Wayne Hocutt Sr, 57, of Barry, Texas went to be with the lord surrounded by family at his home on November 30, 2021. He was a loving husband, dad, papa, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He loved his family fiercely and we will miss him dearly. You will live in our hearts until we are reunited again.
Harold was born in Cuero, Texas on November 24, 1964 to Harold Hocutt and Dorothy Mae Sitka. His mother gained her wings when Harold was just two years old. His father remarried and Harold was raised by his mother Sue Hocutt.
He met the love of his life in the summer of 2007 at Bill's Fried Chicken. Harold and D'Ann Hocutt were married June 22, 2012. Together their love joined two families into one. During their journey they have been blessed with five children and nine grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Mae Sitka, his father Harold Hocutt, and his brother Bubba Worthington. He is survived by his wife D'Ann Hocutt. His son Bubba Hocutt and wife Allie. His daughter Amber Hocutt. His son Chris Rodgers and wife Kaley. His daughter Stephanie Chiselbrook and husband Chiz. His daughter Britney Bennett. His nine grandchildren Cheyenne, Nolan, Easton, Waylon, Austin, Aiden, Landry, Lilly, and Emmitt. One bonus granddaughter Ava Rose. He is also survived by his mother Sue Hocutt, brother Richard Hocutt, sisters Beth Anderson and life partner Candace, Michele Graham and husband Charles, Debbie Green and husband Gary, Karen Moon, Brenda Hallabough, and Jane Gray. He leaves behind several nieces/nephews, cousins, and friends who loved him dearly.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 4th from 12:00pm-1:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will follow visitation at 1:00pm in the chapel. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bubba Hocutt, Chris Rodgers, Evan Anderson, Hunter Joe Hocutt, Brandon Fisk, and Josh Hocutt. Honorary Pallbearers will be family and close friends.

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  • h/o D'Ann Hocutt were married June 22, 2012; s/o Harold Hocutt & Dorothy Mae (Sitka) Hocutt

Pedro Garcia, Jr.
Jul 23, 1944 - Jul 30, 2021

Pedro Garcia, Jr., 77, passed away in Corsicana on July 30, 2021.
Pedro was born July 23, 1944 in Berclair, Texas to Pedro Garcia, Sr. and Estella (Garcia) Garcia and was raised in Sinton, Texas. He met and married his wife Josephine Contreras in 1965. They settled in Sinton, where they raised their two sons Ronald Lee Garcia and Pedro Garcia III.
Pedro was a meat specialist by trade. During hunting season, he enjoyed working alongside a good friend, Marty Prater of All Creatures Great and Small, processing deer for local and state-wide hunters. He was a very industrious man who was loved and highly respected by everyone who knew him. He lived his life to the fullest.
Pedro was preceded in death by his parents, his son Ronald Lee Garcia, and his brother Leonardo Garcia. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Josephine Garcia; his son Pedro Garcia III (Leticia Garcia), his sister Alma Fira; his brothers Alfredo Garcia (Rosie) and Adan Garcia (Debbie) of Corsicana, all of Corsicana; his grandchildren Brittany Garcia of Corsicana, Brandi Lee Garcia, and Ronnie Joel Garcia; great-granddaughter Alanea Rene Garza, all of Corpus Christi; and numerous family members from Saint Paul and Sinton, Texas.
To honor Pedro's life, his family has planned a visitation on Wednesday, August 4th from 5-8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home in the Magnolia Chapel, with a Rosary being recited by Deacon Lewis Palos followed by a dear friend sharing memories at 6 p.m.. His graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Ronnie Garcia, Freddy Garcia Jr., Leroy Garcia, Joe Contreras, Jessie Mercado and Michael Garcia. Corley Funeral Home

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