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Richard Floyd Cheney
Jul 9, 1893 - Jan 31, 1962

R. F. Cheney, 69, Dies Wednesday

Richard Floyd Cheney, native of Corsicana, died in Baylor hospital Wednesday following an extended illness. He was 69.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., from the McCammon chapel with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A long-time hotel auditor in East Texas, Cheney was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cheney, who were pioneers here. He was connected with the Crest-Park Hotel in Dallas at the time of his death.

He was born in Corsicana July 9, 1892. Cheney was also a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include one son, Richard E. Cheney, Washington, D. C.; one brother, J. V. Cheney, San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Frank R. Kelly, Beaumont and Mrs. J. K. Wood, Waco; two grandchildren and other relatives.

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Jasper Vannerson “Jack” Cheney, Sr.
Sep 2, 1887 - Feb 9, 1966

J. Van Cheney Rites Friday

J. Van Cheney, 78, formerly of Corsicana, died Wednesday in San Antonio.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Porter-Loring Chapel in San Antonio with graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery Friday at 4 p.m.

Rev. Robert Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church will conduct the graveside services.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Jasper V. Cheney, both of San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. S. R. Kelly Beaumont, and Mrs. J. K. Wood, Waco, and other relatives.

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Robert Hood Cheney, Sr.
Aug 11, 1890 - May 21, 1963

Hood Cheney, 72, Dies Tuesday, Rites Wednesday

Hood Cheney, 72, long-time leader of the First Baptist church, died at his home, 1542 West Fourth avenue, Tuesday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Sanctuary Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Born in Atlanta, Ga., August 11, 1890, Cheney was reared in Corsicana and had been the circulation agent for the Dallas News in Corsicana for about 40 years. He was in the grocery business before joining the News.

Cheney had served the First Baptist church in many capacities. He was treasurer from Dec. 8, 1915 until ill health required his resignation April 23, 1962. He was a long-time deacon and was a trustee at the time of his death. He was named a deacon Dec. 5, 1917.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Billie Cheney, Corsicana; two sons, Frank Michael Cheney, Dallas, and Robert Hood Cheney, Jr., Carrollton; a daughter, Mrs. Trent Root, Jr., Irving; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rupert Currin and Mrs. Jack Estes, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Cooper, Ed M. Polk, Scott Lowry, M. A. Tekell, Paul Moore, Leighton B. Dawson, Re, Flanner, and Sol Katz, both of Dallas; Elliott Middleton, Jim Hewell, Guy R. Love and W. E. McKinney.

McCammon directs.

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Julius Kelton Rivers
Oct 29, 1926 - Sep 9, 1962

Julius Rivers Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Julius Rivers, 35, who died in Dallas Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

A native of Frost, Rivers was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his father, J. H. Rivers, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. J. W. Williams, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Lorene Lewis and Mrs. Dorothy Hold, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Annie Laura McClure, Texas City; five brothers, Jacob and Hollis Rivers, both of Dallas; Jack W. Rivers, U. S. A. F.; Josh and Jerry Rivers, both of Houston, and other relatives.

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Jesse Houseal Rivers
Jun 3, 1897 - Jan 21, 1971

Rivers Rites Set Tuesday

Jesse H. Rivers, who had lived in Corsicana the past 85 years, died Sunday in Waco. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Corley Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. J. L. Glaze will officiate.

The North Carolina native was a member of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife; five sons, Jake Rivers of Dallas; Jack Rivers of Deer Park; Hollis Rivers of Fort Worth; Josh Rivers of Houston and Jerry Rivers of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Hart and Mrs. Lorene Lewis, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Annie McClure of Texas City; two brothers, Jim Rivers of Tyler, and Boyd Rivers of Oklahoma City; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 1, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ida Elizabeth (Harrison) Rivers-Williams 2nd wife Anna Gertrude (Sherrard) Toone-Rivers-Toone buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX; s/o James Oliver Rivers & Nancy Carolina (Boyd) Rivers

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Rivers Rites

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Jesse H. Rivers, longtime resident who died Sunday in Waco. The Rev. J. L. Glaze officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Truitt Green, Leo Gallman, Hubert Bailey, Bob Smith, Ralph Beard and Nobel Downey.

Surviving are his widow; five sons, Jake of Dallas, Jack of Deer Park, Hollis of Fort Worth, and Josh and Jerry Rivers, both of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Hart and Mrs. Lorene Lewis, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Annie McClure of Texas City; three brothers, Jim Rivers, Tyler, Boyd Rivers, Oklahoma City, and Jerry Rivers, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Riley, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Nora Hindman, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

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Jerry Cornelius Rivers
Dec 28, 1928 - Feb 4, 1974

J. C. Rivers

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery for Jerry C. Rivers, 45, of Houston, who died in Houston Tuesday. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Houston’s Landig-Weirich Funeral Home.

He was a native of Frost.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ida Williams of Cedar Hill; four brothers, Jake Rivers of Dallas, Jack Rivers of Deer Park, Hollis Rivers of Fort Worth, and Josh Rivers of Houston; and three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Hart and Mrs. Lorene Lewis, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Annie McClure of Texas City.

Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

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Alma L. (Walker) Breedlove
Jun 16, 1897 - Nov 28, 1962

Mrs. Breedlove Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Alma L. Walker Breedlove, 65, native of Corsicana, died Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. The body was cremated Thursday and private funeral services will be conducted by the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Breedlove was a graduate of Corsicana High School and the Palmer Chiropratric School. She had been a practicing chiropractor in Kansas City for a number of years.

Surviving are a brother, Paul B. Walker, and a sister, Mrs. L. H. Hagler, both of Corsicana.

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Jessie Edgar “Jess” Rush
Mar 5, 1884 - Oct 19, 1962

Jess E. Rush Rites Monday

Jess E. Rush, 76, formerly of Corsicana, a long-time member of the Woodman Of The World Lodge, died in Dallas Friday.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Compton Chapel on South Lancaster with graveside rites at Oakwood Cemetery here Monday at 12:15 p.m.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; a son, Charles Rush, Corsicana; a cousin, W. L. Ayers, Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. Freeland Lewis, Hyattsville, Md.

Rush was employed by American Well and Prospecting Company here an later operated a café at Fifth Avenue and Commerce street for years.

McCammon directs.

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Herbert Idress “Herb” Trainham
Mar 11, 1910 - Oct 30, 1962

Herb Trainham Rites Thursday

Herbert I. Trainham, 50, Honey Grove farmer, formerly of Corsicana, died of a heart attack at his home Tuesday while building a fence, according to information received by friends here.

Funeral services were held at McKenzie Methodist church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Honey Grove, the former Mrs. Louise Bowmer of Corsicana; a daughter, two stepchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 1, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Nannie Lois (McGaughey) Trainham 2nd wife Ibyl Viola (Couch) Trainham 3rd wife Anna Mae (King) Trainham 4th wife Louise Bertha (Andres) Bowmer-Trainham; s/o Robert Jackson Trainham & Nellie Salome (Feemster) Trainham

Richard Davis Neece, Sr.
Nov 4, 1891 - Jul 22, 1962

Davis Neece Dies Sunday, Rites Friday

David Neece, 70, native of Mexia, formerly of Corsicana, died in a Veterans Administration hospital in Long Beach, Calif., Sunday.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery after arriving here by Rock Island Lines train. The services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Neece was connected with the Neece Lumber company here during the 1920s, leaving here about 25 years ago for Dallas and later going to California.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois Neece, of Garden Grove, Calif., the former Miss Lois Noble of Corsicana; a son, Col. R. D. Neece, USAF, Weisbaden, Germany; four granddaughters, Elizabeth, Kathrine, Rosemary and Margaret Neece, all of Wiesbaden; two brothers, Reuben and Neale Neece, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

He was a veteran of World War I.

Corley is directing local arrangements.

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Lois Annie (Noble) Neece
Sep 17, 1893 - Dec 13, 1971

Mrs. Neece

Mrs. Lois Neece, 78, 2120 W. Collin St., died late Monday night at the Evergreen Nursing Home. Widow of the late R. D. Neece, Sr., she was a native of Kerens and a member of First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ben Blackmon and Miss Olive Noble, both of Corsicana; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Richard D. Neece, Jr., El Paso; four granddaughters, Mrs. Gifford W. Wingate and Mrs. Brooks Dawson, both of El Paso; Mrs. Richard W. Sim, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Jerry T. Koch, Houston; and two great-granddaughters.

Pallbearers will be B. W. Lee, Ben Blackmon, Jr., Stuart Robinson, Dick Brink, J. K. Bradley, William Brietz and W. M. Spear.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 14, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Richard Davis Neece, Sr. married Mar 14, 1916; d/o Joseph Valentine Noble, Sr. & Mary Cornelia “Mamie” (Jones) Noble
     

Thomas James Wiggins
Feb 2, 1893 - Oct 3, 1962

Tom Wiggins Rites Slated

Final rites for Tom Wiggins, 69 of Houston, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He died in a Houston hospital Wednesday.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minta Wiggins, Houston; a brother, R. W. Wiggins, Corsicana; five nieces and other relatives.

Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, will provide pallbearers.

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Florence May (Hillencamp) Wiggins
Jul 21, 1896 - Jan 25, 1974

Mrs. Wiggins

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Florence Wiggins, 77, who died Friday night in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. E. H. Egge will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She had resided in Corsicana for more than 50 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a native of Nacogdoches.

Surviving are her husband R. W. Wiggins of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Carole Wilson of Houston; two grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn McLemore of Dallas; and one brother, Vinton Hillencamp of Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be E. O. Blasingame, Jimmy Mansfield, Ronald Wilson, Gary Wilson, James Wilkinson and Taylor Wilkinson.

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Robert William “Buddie” Wiggins
Dec 19, 1884 - Feb 5, 1974

R. W. Wiggins

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Robert W. (Buddy) Wiggins, 89, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a lifelong resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carole Wilson of Houston; two grandsons, Ronald Wilson and Gary Wilson, both of Houston; and three nieces, Mrs. Edith Grier and Mrs. Louis Dobbins, both of San Antonio and Miss Frances Wilson of Alexandria, Va.


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R. W. Wiggins

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Robert W. (Buddy) Wiggins, 89, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, two grandsons, and three nieces. Pallbearers include Ronald Wilson, Gay Wilson, Lee Blassengame, Scott Harvard, Guy Sitton, W. A. Chaffe, Curtis Penney, and Jimmy Mansfield.

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George Franklin Hart
Aug 14, 1903 - Nov 26, 1962

George Hart Rites Monday

Funeral rites for George Hart are scheduled from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Hart, employed for years by the Atlantic Oil Company, Caracas, Venezuela, South America, died of a heart attack at Caracas Tuesday.

The body arrived Friday at Miami, Fla. on Ransa Air Lines and will arrive in Dallas Saturday at 3 p.m. on Eastern Airlines and will be brought to Corsicana by McCammon Funeral Home.

Hart and his wife, the former Miss Sue Sharp, were reared in Corsicana and were here on vacation a few weeks ago.

Surviving are his wife of Caracas, a son, Don Hart, Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Peters, Fort Collins, Colo.; two brothers, Robert Hart, Corpus Christi, and Dr. Wayne Hart, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Wintzel, Temple, and other relatives.

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Martha Jo (Headspeth) Hart
Dec 17, 1826 - Mar 14, 1971

Mrs. Hart Dies Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Joe Hart, native and lifelong Corsicana resident who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. J. Roland Spears officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her father, J. A. Headspeth, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Mike Campbell, Tyler, and Mrs. H. H. Stark, Corsicana; one brother, Maston Hart of Corsicana; grandfather, M. P. Williams, Corsicana, an aunt, Mrs. L. H. Lucas, Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 15, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Herbert Stephen Hart, Jr. (divorced); d/o Jessie Andrew Headspeth & Minnie Ellen (Williams) Headspeth-Hart

Odie Henry Rutherford
Feb 12, 1893 - Jun 27, 1962

O. H. Rutherford Services Held

Funeral services for Odie H. Rutherford, 68, of Powell, who died in Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning, will be held in Corley Chapel Thursday at 4:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery

The Rev. Vernon Sydew, pastor of the Baptist church at Powell will officiate.

A native of Rice, Rutherford is survived by the wife of Powell; five sons, Adron, Powell; Willis, Ira and Williard, all of Dallas; and Jimmie, Waco; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Conger, Dallas; one brother, Thomas, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Davidson, Clovis, N. M., and Mrs. Olivia Jackson, Stanford; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bill Reynolds, Delma Ware, Chester Lowe, Newell Gotcher, Harvel Ward and Allen Jamison.

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Mabel (Taylor) Robinson
Aug 30, 1891 - Jan 2, 1962

Mrs. Robinson Dies Friday; Rites Saturday

Mrs. Mabel Taylor Robinson, long-time Corsicana resident, died Friday at the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church chapel with the pastor, Rev. Robert Wooddy, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Robinson, an LVN, had resided in Corsicana about 55 years. She was borne in Groesbeck.

Survivors include one son, Taylor Robinson, Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Jack Ridgeway, San Antonio; two granddaughters, Jane and Nancy Ridgeway, San Antonio; one brother, will Taylor, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. N. M. Autry and Mrs. M. S. Cook, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Tom Sweeney, Bryan, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Loyd Tankersley, Don Taylor, J. B. Swink, Marion Taylor, Dr. J. Frank Autry and Vernon Taylor.

Corley directs.

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Dora Delmane (Edmondson) Rutherford
Jun 11, 1891 - Feb 8, 1976

Mrs. Rutherford

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. L. A. Rutherford, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Roane and lived in Corsicana 50 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clover Faulk of Blythe, Calif.; a grandson, Steve Bowie of Blythe; a granddaughter, Mrs. Clint Shaw of Fort Worth; five great-grandchildren, a brother, Otis Edmondson of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Artie Edmondson of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Rutherford

Services were to be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. L. A. Rutherford, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Harold Lansford was to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Among the list of Survivors include: a grandson, Steve Buie.

Pallbearers include: Hoyt Moore, Norman Shaw, Johnny Braxmier, Johnny Crawford, Maurice Pollock, and Rutherford Stough.

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Lonnie E. “Lon” Rutherford
Dec 22, 1891 - Jul 26, 1966

L. Rutherford Dies Tuesday, Rites Pending

Lonnie Rutherford, 73, retired Tupelo farmer, died in the Evergreen Convalescent Home Tuesday morning following a stroke nine weeks ago.

Arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home as his only brother, R. F. Rutherford of Corsicana, is en route home from California by car, and at noon Tuesday had not been reached. The services will be held Thursday or Friday.

Surviving are his brother, four sisters, Mrs. Onie Taylor and Mrs. Wm. R. Springfield, both of Dallas; Mrs. W.M. Stough and Mrs. L. W. McNutt, Sr., both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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Friday Rites L. E. Rutherford

Funeral services for Lon E. Rutherford, 74, retired farmer, native of Tupelo, who died in Evergreen Convalescent Home Tuesday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. He suffered a stroke nine weeks ago.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Weldon Haynes, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

Surviving are a brother, R. F. Rutherford, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Onie Taylor and Mrs. Wm. R. Springfield, both of Dallas; Mrs. W. M. Stough and Mrs. L. W. McNutt, Sr., both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephew and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clark McMullan, Baxter Burdine, Lonnie Mitchell, Pleas Mitchell, Paul Mitchell, Will Hashop, Alvin Jones and Edward Brewer.

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Luther Allen Rutherford
Feb 22, 1887 - Sep 24, 1964

Hold Services L. A. Rutherford

Funeral services for L. A. Rutherford, 77, merchant, 1802 West Second avenue, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which he was a member.

Rutherford died Thursday morning in Memorial hospital following a short illness.

Native of Stephenville, he had operated a store on West Second avenue for 18 years. He resided in Dallas before moving to Corsicana a number of years ago.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Aaron Buie, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Mrs. Clint Shaw, Fort Worth, and Steve Buie, both of Corsicana; three great-grandchildren, two brothers, R. F. Rutherford, Corsicana, and Jack Rutherford, Tupelo; five sisters, Mrs. W. M. Stough and Mrs. L. W. McNutt, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Onie Taylor and Mrs. Modene Springfield, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Charles Deiches, Houston; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tiny McMullan, Claude Absher, Hope Powell, Grover Bowden, Hubert Joyner, Johnny Sirman, Ernest Moore and J. A. Lennon.

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Marlin Hugh Rutherford
Sep 16, 1913 - Mar 6, 1964

M. Rutherford Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Marlin Rutherford, 50, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning following an extended illness, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Native of Tupelo, he had resided in Corsicana most of his life and formerly operated a used car business here for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clint Shaw, Fort Worth; three grandchildren, parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Rutherford, and a sister, Mrs. Aaron Buie, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Redden, Johnny Sirman, Ernest Moore, Harry Bruton, Sneed Hamilton, Duren Norris, Neil Harris and Fred Roberts.

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James Berry “Jim” Robinson
Apr 17, 1887 - Aug 9, 1966

Hold Services Jim B. Robinson

Funeral services for Jim B. Robinson, 77, who died in Waco Tuesday night, were held from the Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Chapel in Waco Thursday at 1 p.m. Graveside rites were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery here. The rites were conducted by Dr. J. H. Flanders, Jr., of Waco.

Robinson was a native of Corsicana and was in the printing business here for years. He was active in Rotary club and Shrine circles and was a member of the First Baptist church in Waco.

Robinson moved to Waco a number of years ago and was an independent jobber for office and printing supplies.

His wife died June 9, this year.

Surviving are a son, Taylor Robinson, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Jack F. Ridgeway, San Antonio; two grandchildren, a brother, G. W. Robinson, Phoenix, Ariz., and a number of nephews and nieces.

Corley handled local arrangements.

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Sarah Barton (Dear) Phelps
May 24, 1867 - Dec 19, 1962

Mrs. Phelps, 95, Rites Thursday

Mrs. B. D. Phelps, 95, native of Mississippi, long-time native of Texas, died Wednesday afternoon at 1715 Sycamore.

Funeral rites were to be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Services were to be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. T. R. Red, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. R. Cashion, Wortham; two grandchildren, Ted P. Red and Sue Red McComack, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Ella D. McInnis, Austin; Mrs. Ida Smallwood, Florence, Miss., and Mrs. Robert Hardy, Pontonoc, Miss., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be J. W. Henderson, E. A. Strange, James E. Craig, Rex T. Bounds, Ray Lester, James E. Fortson and June Clark.

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Effie Neville McCord, Miss
Sep 10, 1867 - Sep 8, 1962

Miss McCord, 95, Dies Saturday, Rites Sunday

Miss Effie McCord, 95, died in Memorial hospital Saturday afternoon.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul W. Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Native of Franklin county, Ala., Miss McCord resided in Waxahachie for 60 years prior to moving to Corsicana eight years ago.

Surviving are six nieces, Mrs. Maud Lemons, Waurika, Okla.; Mrs. Bernice Criddle, Waxahachie; Mrs. A. D. McMullan and Mrs. E. E. Burkhart, both of Corsicana; Mrs. T. C. McMullan, Rice, and Mrs. A. R. Hodge, Duncan, Okla.; a great-niece, Mrs. Jimmy Biffle, Waurika, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Stanley Gorman, John Norwood, Tommy Wheeler, Tiny McMullan, Robert McMullan, Bill Bowden and Frank Roberts.

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Lelia (Poteet) Tyner
Jun 8, 1889 - Mar 14, 1965

Hold Services For Mrs. Tyner

Final rites for Mrs. Lelia Tyner, 75, widow of the late Sol Tyner, long-time city employe, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Tyner died of a heart attack at the family home, 1309 West Seventh avenue early Saturday morning. She had resided in Corsicana most of her life.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ed Sanders, Corsicana; a son, Ermon Tyner, San Angelo; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Hosch, Bill Jeter, Wayne Brown, Silas Fry, Bill Watkins and William Harwell.

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William Taylor Laudan
Apr 20, 1879 - Jul 23, 1962

Hold Services For W. T. Laudan

W. T. Laudan, 83, retired coffee roaster, 805 North Twenty-Fourth street, died Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

He was a native of Texas and was a coffee roaster for the Royal Coffee Company for years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Wm. W. Laudan, Cartagena, Spain; M. S. Laudan and A. R. Laudan, both of Corsicana, and A. M. Laudan, Galveston; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Norris, Corsicana; eight grandchildren; a brother, Ben Laudan, Austin; three sisters, Mrs. Bud Aderholt, Austin; Mrs. Ira McFadden, Bastrop, and Mrs. Ernie Eggleston, Smithville and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Norris, Mike Norris, Tony Norris, Fred Laudan, Harry L. Rogers and C. L. Norris.

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Maggie Orelia (Gamble) Laudan
Dec 16, 1890 - Nov 4, 1974

Mrs. Maggie Laudan

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maggie Laudan, 83, who died in the Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of Twilight Home for the past 10 years. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A longtime Corsicana resident, she was a native of Taylor, Texas, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Norris of Corsicana; four sons, M. S. and J. R. Laudan, both of Corsicana; A. M. Laudan of Galveston and W. W. Laudan of LaPorte; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Rita Morene (Rogers) Laudan
Feb 8, 1912 - Jan 2, 1975

Mrs. Laudan

Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Rita Laudan, 62, of 1715 W. Seventh Ave, who died at Memorial Hospital this morning.

Survivors include her husband, M. S. Laudan of Corsicana; two brothers, Dick Rogers of San Antonio and Harry Rogers of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Mrs. Laudan

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Rita Laudan, 62, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Elkhart and member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include her husband, two brothers, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be nephews and include Roland Laudan, Fred Laudan, Roland Norris, Michael Norris, Roland Beasley, and Tony Norris.

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Ruby Katherine (Kilpatrick) Whorton
Jan 28, 1877 - Dec 6, 1962

Plan Services Mrs. Whorton

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Whorton, 85, 42-A Northwest Apartments, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., from the Corley chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor, Wesley Methodist church, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Glen Stokes, Miss Velma Whorton, Mrs. Edna Spence and Mrs. Ruth Crouch, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. T. E. Breithaupt, Odessa; a son, Joe Whorton, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Whorton, Albany, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Native of Mississippi, Mrs. Whorton resided in the Pickett community.

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Elva Dona (Summerlin) Morgan
May 2, 1900 - Aug 17, 1962

Monday Rites For Mrs. Morgan

Graveside services for Mrs. W. A. (Elva D. Summerlin) Morgan were conducted at the Oakwood Cemetery Monday at 3:30 p.m.

Mrs. Morgan died in a San Antonio Hospital Friday at the age of 63. Funeral services were held in Shertz near San Antonio Sunday.

Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of First Baptist church, conducted the services here.

She is survived by the husband, W. A. Morgan of Shertz; one daughter, Miss Betty Morgan, Shertz; two sons, Maj. E. C. Morgan, Atwater, Calif.; and Ray Morgan, Omaha, Neb.; one brother, George Summerlin, Houston; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Syman, Eureka, Calif.; and others including a sister-in-law, Mrs. E. E. Summerlin, Corsicana.

Corley directed.

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Ella Gertrude (Glass) Morgan
Dec. 25, 1881 - Oct. 18, 1963

Monday Rites Mrs. Morgan

Graveside rites for Mrs. Ella Morgan, widow of the late Jim Morgan of Corsicana, were held Monday at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, conducted the services.

Mrs. Morgan, died in Laguna Beach, Calif. Friday night.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Zwermeman, Laguna Beach, Calif.; sister, Mrs. Tom Faucett, Oklahoma City; a grandson and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Harrison, Robert Walker, Dr. James Curington, Paul Sloan, Robert Nix and Paul Miller.

McCammon directed.

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Elizabeth Jane “Lizzie” (Alley) Harding-Hensley-Smith
1871 - Oct. 25, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Smith

Final rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Hensley Smith, 92, native of Alexander, Texas, were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The services were conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday morning.

She had been a resident of the Hilliard Home from 1943 until going to Twilight Home in 1952.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Smith, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Lydia Hartnett, Chicago; Mrs. Alanda Knickelhein, Woodruff, Wis., and Mrs. Rena Strother, Waco; a son, J. W. Harding, Dallas; four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 26, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William M. Harding married Jun 30, 1897 2nd husband Hensley?? 3rd husband Bill Smith per obit ( children are: Rowena (Harding) Strother, Lydia (Harding) Hartnett, Amanda Lee (Harding) Knickelbein, and John W. Harding) (lot of misspelling in obit- Hensley may even be Harding??)

Gracie Mae (Brooks) Parish
Mar 17, 1893 - Jul 24, 1962

Plan Services For Mrs. Parish

Mrs. Gracie Parish, 69, resident of the Hilliard Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning. She had resided in Corsicana 15 years.

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

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

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. T. E. Kennemore and Mrs. Charles F. Peeler, both of Dallas; a grandson, Thomas E. Kennemore, Jr., Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. C. F. Bryant, Gladewater and Mrs. O. D. Barrow, Baytown; two brothers, E. L. Brooks, Waxahachie, and C. E. Brooks, Freeport, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Jul 24, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Albert William Parish; d/o George Talbert Brooks & Susan Elizabeth (Harwell) Brooks buried in Petty’s Chapel Cemetery

John Arthur Mays
Oct 3, 1882 - Jun 11, 1922

WAS FORMER RESIDENT HERE

Funeral Here Tomorrow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Arthur Mays, aged 39, died in Dallas yesterday afternoon and the remains will be interred here tomorrow with burial in Oakwood. the deceased was reared at Kerens in this county, and at one time was a deputy clerk here. He is survived by his wife and one child, and by his mother, Mrs. Addie Mays of Kerens, one brother and one sister. He was a cousin of Mrs. Geo. W. Boyd, John R. Mays and of Sterling Hornbeck. The deceased was a 33 degree Mason and at the time of his death was head bookkeeper for the Perkins Dry Goods Co. of Dallas.

The funeral will be held in Corsicana Tuesday from the interurban station with burial in Oakwood cemetery at 2:15 o’clock. The Masons will have charge of the services. The body will arrive in Corsicana on special interurban at the above mentioned hour.

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Mary Marie (Quinn) Haynie
Jul 22, 1919 - Nov 17, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Haynie

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Haynie, 42, wife of R. W. (Mutt) Haynie, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday night, were to be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Vernon Sydow, Jr., pastor of the Powell Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Powell, two sons, Ronnie Haynie, Corsicana, and Larry Haynie, Powell; a daughter, Sharon Haynie, Powell; mother Mrs. J. D. Quinn, Powell; two sisters, Mrs. Harvel Ward, Powell, and Mrs. Winnie Floyd, New Braunfels; seven brothers, Harry Quinn, Houston; Alton Quinn, West Columbia; Eddie Quinn, Wichita, Kan.; Morris Quinn, Fort Worth; Elvin Quinn, Brazoria, and Mildred and Willie Quinn, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be R. E. Bush, Jude Perry, W. M. Lowe, Artis Drain, W. D. Ainsworth and O. A. Rutherford.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 19, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Rossie Wayne “Mutt” Haynie; d/o Junius David Quinn & Lou Ella (Bullard) Quinn buried in Long Prairie cemetery

Rossie Wayne “Mutt” Haynie
Jul 30, 1917 - Nov 26, 1977

R. W. Haynie

Services are to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for R. W. (Mutt) Haynie, 60, resident of Corsicana who died Saturday in a Dallsa hospital. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was manager of Chem-Weld Plastics Inc. in Corsicana; two sons, Ronnie Haynie of Corsicana and Larry Haynie of Ft. Defiance, Ariz.; two daughters, Sharon Haynie of Corsicana and Patsy Miller of Dallas; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Maudie Haynie McFarland of Corsicana; a brother, Neal Haynie of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Mays of Arlington.

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R. W. Haynie

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for R. W. (Mutt) Haynie who died Saturday in the Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital.

The Rev. Joe Evans and the Rev. Peyton Goodman were to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are C. W. McClendon, J. R. Bush, Jude Perry, Danny Dennis, Jackie Teague, and Roy Bancroft.

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Sarah Elizabeth (Trull) Hoyt
Oct 2, 1880 - May 31, 1962

Mrs. W. W. Hoyt Rites Friday

Mrs. W. W. Hoyt, 81, native of Navarro county, 116 Allyn avenue died Thursday.

Funeral services were to be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Kester Hern, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J. F. Adams, retired Methodist minister.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eddie Bray and Mrs. Henry Slay, both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be Bill Morris, Jack Hardin, Horace Newsom, J. R. Joyner, Sr.; Neal Crawford and Clint Bounds.

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Willie Stephen Mullins
Apr 4, 1864 - Dec 10, 1889

DIED
Will S. Mullins, son of Rev. S. G. Mullins, departed this life Dec 10th, at 1:30 p.m. at his residence on north Beaton street, after a brief illness with pneumonia.  Will used to work in the Observer office and was well liked by all of its employees.
The Observer extends sympathies to his wife, his two children, his parents and all who are bereaved and sorrowful.
The funeral took place Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from his late residence.

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Mary Jane (Green) Harris
Jan 7, 1890 - Jan 10, 1962

Mrs. Mary Jane Harris, 220 East 15th Ave., passed about 4:30 Wednesday morning. Leaves 1 daughter, Mrs. Lillie Mae Ferris and other relatives. Funeral rites, St. John Baptist Church Sunday 1 p.m. Calhoun in charge.

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Brenda Cloud
Mar 1961 - Jan 10, 1962

Baby Brenda Cloud, age 10 months, was pronounced dead by Dr. J. W. Griffin in Medical Arts Clinic yesterday evening. Rites in Calhoun’s Chapel Friday 11 a.m. Burial
Woodland cemetery.

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James William “Jim” McCary
Feb 11, 1888 - Jul 14, 1962

Jim McCary Rites Sunday

Funeral services for J. W. (Jim) McCary, 74-year-old Winkler rancher, who died in Dallas early Saturday, were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the St. Elmo cemetery with burial in the St. Elmo cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Smith of Jacksonville, assisted by Rev. Leonard Lee, Streetman Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena McCary, Winkler; three sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Clay, Groesbeck; Mrs. Bertha Mitchell, Houston, and Mrs. Lenora McElvaney, Fort Worth; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Ferguson, Roddy Ferguson, Ronnie Ferguson, James L. McCary, J. R. DuBose, Pruitt Pillans, C. F. DuBose, Charles Mitchell, Rufus Pevehouse, J. D. Dowd, R. C. Cole, Ralph Tatum, Jr. and Gilbert Milner.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 16, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lena Christine (Ferguson) McCary; s/o Archibald Byron “Arch” McCary & Sarah Ann “Annie” (Tippen) McCary

Bruce E. Martin
Oct 21, 1901 - Jul 28, 1962

Rites For Mr. Bruce Martin

Mr. Bruce Martin, formerly of Pelham Community, died July 31, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan, where he lived for many years. Calhoun will meet plane in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 3, 1962 at 2:00 p.m. from the Calhoun Chapel with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles Warren of New York City.

Survivors include a wife, Mrs. Irene Martin, Detroit, Michigan, 6 children, 2 brothers, Mr. Lewis Martin, Pelham; Mr. Thomas Martin, Waco; 6 sisters, Mrs. Lucille Spiller, Monroe, Calif., Mrs. Callie Thomas, Houston, Miss Buena Martin, Pelham, Miss Adolphus Martin, Pelham, Mrs. Olga Johnson, Fort Worth, Mrs. Zelma Marie Hines, Los Angeles, Calif, 6 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Arthur Eugene Lewis
Jan 1, 1896 - Nov 2, 1958

A. E. Lewis Of Houston Dies, Eureka Rites

Arthur Eugene Lewis, 62, 3402 Elser street, Houston, died suddenly Sunday morning. He had resided at Houston nine years and was connected with the auditing department of Rice Institute, Houston.

A native of Courtney, Texas, Lewis was a Baptist, member of Navasota Masonic lodge, Mosiah Shrine Temple of Fort Worth, and a veteran of World War I.

Funeral services will be held from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church at Eureka Tuesday at 10 a.m., with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, Presbyterian minister.

Surviving are his wife of Houston, the former Miss Mattie Bonner, at one time principal of the Robert E. Lee School here; a daughter, Mrs. Claude Ashe, also of Houston; and a half-brother, S. P. Harrington, Navasota.

McCammon directs.

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Lela Dora (Farr) Russell
Jul 26, 1879 - Jan 29, 1958

Former Purdon Resident Dies

PURDON, Jan. 30—(Spl)—Funeral rites were held here Thursday at 10 a.m. for Mrs. Lela Dora Russell, widow of the late Dr. W. R. Russell, who served the Purdon community for years.

Mrs. Russell, 78, died in Tyler, where she had lived for the past six years, Wednesday morning.

Services were held from the First Baptist Church in Purdon, Rev. Paul M. Hurst, pastor of the Williams Memorial Baptist Church, Tyler, conducted, and Rev. Chester L. Reame, Purdon pastor assisted. Burial was in the Younger cemetery.

Mrs. Russell was a native of Wood county. Her husband preceded her in death in 1946.

Survivors include two brothers, Theo Farr and Cleo Farr, both of Tyler, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Hugh Farr, Raymond Farr, Frank Millington, Sr., Max Rice, Claude Howard and A. E. Bittner.

McCormick Funeral Service conducted.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 30, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Capt. Walter Raymond Russell, Dr. married Oct 1, 1899; d/o William Alexander Farr & Nettie (Jordon) Farr

Walter Raymond Russell, Dr. Capt.
Sep 30, 1872 - Jun 23, 1947

PROMINENT NAVARRO COUNTY PHYSICIAN DIED IN HOSPITAL

Dr. W. R. Russell, 74, Purdon, died Monday in the Veterans Hospital in Dallas.

Services pending arrival of relatives will be held at Purdon with burial in the Younger cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, four nieces and two nephews.

A native of Georgia, Dr. Russell, received his education in Tennessee and began the practice of medicine at Ben Hur, Texas, in 1896. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and served over two years in World War I.

Dr. Russell moved to Purdon in 1920, where he was actively engaged in the practice of medicine until his retirement in 1942 on account of ill health. His wife is the former Miss Lela Farr of Ben Hur.

McCormick’s Funeral Home, Blooming Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

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Jackie Joe Moles, Sr.
Feb 5, 1945 - Oct 25, 2021

Jackie Joe Moles, Sr., passed away Monday, October 25, 2021.

Graveside Service: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Texas.

Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, October 29, 2021 at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle 76020.

Jackie was born February 5, 1945 in Corsicana.

Jackie spent his years driving trucks and busses. His favorite time in all these years was driving the bus for Azle ISD. To this day people tell the stories of him being their bus driver. Even after he didn’t have kids of his own to drive a bus to events for the school it was still his favorite and he was everyone’s biggest fan.

Jackie loved his family. His greatest treasure was being married to the love of his life for 35 years. From his marriage came his three children. He spent his days chasing them and supporting them in each of their endeavors. They gave him 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Jackie loved going to ball games and watching these grandchildren. He loved playing pranks on everyone. Jackie and his grandchildren would spends endless amounts of energy trying to scare the other one. Just talk to one of them, the stories are many. He was the typical older gentleman that spent numerous hours down at the local cafe with his friends. Picking up a grandchild and bringing them with him to these many meals was his favorite. He got to show them off. Jackie never met a stranger. He could walk into any room and strike up a conversation with anyone. If you needed him just call and he would drop what he’s doing and rush to help . His kindness and love will forever live in his family and numerous friends.

Jackie was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Moles; mother, Ethelyn Holloway; father, Hugh Holloway; and sister, Kathryn Schriewer.

Survivors: Daughters, Kathy Pack and husband, Austin, and Dana Britt and husband, Mike; son, Jackie Moles, Jr and wife, Angela; 16 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends.

SERVICES
Visitation
Friday, October 29, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

White's Funeral Home -Azle
105 Denver Trail
Azle, Texas 76020
Get Directions on Google Maps
Graveside Service
Saturday, October 30, 2021
2:00 PM

Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, TX
 


Bonnie Jane Grantham
Apr 12, 1940 - Jul 27, 2021

Bonnie Jane Grantham

Bonnie Jane Grantham, 81, went to be with her Lord on July 27, 2021, in Panhandle, Texas.

Bonnie was born on April 12, 1940, to Ethylene and Tim Grantham in Eureka, Texas. After graduating from Mildred High School, she went to Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. After graduating, she acquired a teaching position in Pampa, Texas where she taught for many years until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bonnie is survived by her brother Bobby Grantham, wife Rosemary of Eureka, Texas, sister Shirley Cohen, husband Richard of Dallas, Texas, partner Nancy Crites of Panhandle, Texas, and several nieces and nephews: Nicole Williams, Jared Cohen, Robin Blake, Kathy McCracken, and Ricky Grantham.

Interment will be in Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Texas.

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Melissa Joy Reed
Jan 24, 1962 - Jan 25, 1962

Hold Services Reed Infant

Services for Melissa Joy Reed, one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Reed, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Prairie Point cemetery. The child died in Memorial hospital Thursday morning.

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

The father, stationed in the Army in Germany, flew home for the rites.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Garrett, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Luedena Lou Castro
B&D 1962

Hold Services Castro Infant

Funeral services for Rudena Lou Castro, four-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodolfo Castro, U.S. Air Force, Topeka, Kan., who died Saturday at Topeka, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James T. Davis with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The body arrived in Corsicana Tuesday noon on the Rock Island Lines passenger train.

Surviving are the parents of Topeka; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Gandy and Mrs. Romana Castro, all of Dallas; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Parker, Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. John Gandy, Sweetwater, formerly of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Vic Castro, Robby Whitfield, Jack Gandy and Kelton Gandy.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 8, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Rodolfo Castro and assumed Wanda Kay (Gandy) Castro (Wanda is the daughter of Owen Mack Gandy & Velma Louise (Parker) Gandy-granddaughter of Lewis Everett Parker and Effie Beatrice (Dozier) Parker ( Lewis and Effie are buried in Prairie Point also)

Margaret L. (McSween) McClure-Townsend
Jan 24, 1885 - Nov 24, 1962

Sunday Rites For Victim Of Train Mishap

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Townsend, 77, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Kerens with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Burt M. Gillis, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Townsend was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial hospital after being struck by an eastbound Cotton Belt freight train at the North Bonner street intersection with the railroad tracks. Clayton Smith, highway patrolman, said Mrs. Townsend was walking south at the time of the mishap. The time set was 9:52 a.m.

Mrs. Townsend was born near Blooming Grove.

Harry Hill, Tyler, was the conductor in charge of the train. The engineer was Mr. Lamb, also of Tyler. The train stopped and later was allowed to proceed on to Athens and Tyler.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. B. H. Jones, Kerens; two grandsons, Larry Fields, Pleasanton, and Richard Fields, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. F. Fields, D. W. Crawford, J. W. Ivey, L. C. Jones, Paul E. West and Kenneth Lewis.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 26, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband George Washington McClure married Feb 15, 1906 2nd husband unknown Townsend; d/o Finley Donald McSween & Nancy Clarosa (Barton) McSween buried in Lone Oak Cemetery, Blooming Grove, TX

Doyle Wayne McIntyre
Jan 9, 1960 - Aug 9, 1962

Sunday Rites For Child Who Expired Friday

KERENS, August 4 (Spl.)—Doyle Wayne McIntyre, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crocker of Corsicana, died Friday in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral Home chapel in Kerens Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Burl Johnson, pastor of the First Pentecostal Church of God in Corsicana, will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving re the parents; two sisters, Eddie Jean and Cynthia Ann; a brother, William; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Lamb, all of Corsicana.

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Rosa Maud Jennings
May 25, 1889 - Nov 13, 1962

Miss Jennings Services Held

KERENS, Nov. 14 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Miss Rosa Maud Jennings, 73, who died in the Church of Christ Home for the Aged at Gunter Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Jim Jackson, Kerens Church of Christ minister. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Miss Jennings was born at Bazette and resided there until going to the home in Gunter four years ago.

Surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. Ada Albritton, Kerens, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Harold Conner Jennings
Jun 30, 1949 - Jun 15, 2010

CONNER JENNINGS

Conner Jennings, 60, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at his residence. He was born June 30, 1949, in Kerens.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Paul, William Huggins, Kenny Sessions, Terry Kelm, Tom Gallagher and Chris Hayes. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Cottar, Quindell Andrews, Marvin Paul and Jimmy Keele.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Keele Jennings of Kerens; sons, Craig Jennings of Red Oak, and Wade Jennings of Kerens; brothers, Mike Jennings and Gary Don Jennings, both of Kerens; mother-in-law, Melba Keele of Kerens; granddaughters, Courtney Jennings of Red Oak, and Madison Jennings of Rockwall; grandson, Chase Jennings of Red Oak; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Peter Bigby
Jun 23, 1892 - Aug 18, 1962

Negro Farmer Dies Saturday

Peter Bigby, 70, negro farmer, life long resident of the Round Prairie community, was found dead Saturday in his pick-up truck by John Williams, a neighbor.

A coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes” was returned by Justice of the Peace Melvin Penney of Kerens following an investigation. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of his death.

Funeral services were held from the Petersburg Baptist church at Round Prairie Monday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Round Prairie cemetery. A brother, Essie Bigby, Houston survives.

Pallbearers were members of Post 960, American Legion, Kerens.

Calhoun directed.

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Louis Douglas "Doug" Hiler
Mar 5, 1938 - Dec 26, 2021

Louis Douglas "Doug" Hiler of Blooming Grove, Texas passed from this life on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Waxahachie at the age of 83. He was born on March 5, 1938 in Blooming Grove to George Hiler and Georgia Holcomb Hiler. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School and Navarro College and served his country in the United States Army. He worked for a number of years at Tom White Chevrolet as a mechanic and then for himself in Blooming Grove and for E. O. Barham maintaining his trucks and equipment. Doug was a member of Blooming Grove United Methodist Church. He likes to run hounds and fishing.

He is preceded in death by parents, eleven siblings and his wife Mary Hiler in 2012. Doug is survived by his children Kim Richards and husband Randy and Michael Hiler. His grandchildren Hayden Richards, Shane Richards and Chance Richards. Six great grandchildren and a number of extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 2:00pm at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church with Pastor Kaitlynn Shannon officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Nicholson, Brandon Nicholson, Zane Nicholson, Hugh Nicholson, Shane Richards and Randy Hiler.

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Boss E. Ross
Feb 10, 1888 – Aug 30, 1962

Funeral Rites For Boss Ross

Boss Ross, age 78, a native and farmer of the Pelham Community, died in Fort Worth, Texas. He lived in Fort Worth for about five years. Calhoun was called to the home to bring the body to Corsicana.

Funeral services was held from the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church, Pelham, Texas, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Rev. J. B. Phoenix, pastor, conducted the services.

He was one of the founders of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in Pelham.

Surviving are 8 step-children, Mrs. Carl Thomas and Mr. J. B. Thomas, Midland, Texas and Mrs. Netta Mae Porter, Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers, Clary Porter, Lewis Porter, Elmer Porter, Theo Porter, James Martin and Lewis Martin.

Active pallbearers will be selected from the Masonic Lodge No. 187, J. D. Carroll, Worshipful Master, J. D. Herskell, Secretary.

Calhoun directed.

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Eugene Crowell Daniel
Apr 19, 1922 - Dec 2, 1962

E. C. Daniel Rites Monday

E. C. Daniel, 40, native of Emhouse, died in the VA hospital in Houston Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Chapel with Rev. Frank Park of Houston conducting and with burial in the Pattison cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Jean Daniel, mother, Mrs. E. C. Daniel; three sisters, Mrs. A. M. Ross, Mrs. Louise Rutherford and Mrs. H. L. Rutherford and Mrs. H. L. Watts, all of Houston, and a brother, D. N. Daniel, Muskogee, Okla.

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Tivis Oline Wilson, Miss
May 6, 1914 - Aug 8, 1962

Miss Wilson Dies Monday

KERENS, Aug. 7—(Spl.)—Miss Tivis Wilson, 48, daughter of Mrs. H. S. Wilson of Corsicana, died Monday night.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at the Inmon Funeral Home early Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are the mother of Corsicana; three brothers, John Wilson, Kerens; James Wilson, Corsicana, and Howard Wilson, Dresden; five sisters, Mrs. Charles Snyder, Mineola; Mrs. Palma Trent, Corsicana; Mrs. Ernest Conger and Mrs. A. M. Paul, both of Kerens, and Mrs. Elmer Tanner, Jr., Pursley, and other relatives.

Miss Wilson was a native of Mineola and formerly was a Kerens resident.

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Eric Evans
Apr 6, 1902 - Sep 20, 1962

Eric Evans Is Heart Victim

Eric Evans, 60, 197 North Second Street, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Thursday of a heart attack. Funeral services will be held from the Petersburg Baptist church at Round Prairie Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with Calhoun directing.

Surviving are his wife, three stepchildren, two brothers, and three sisters.

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UNKNOWN KILLED AT EMMETT

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Charles Vance Sprinkle
Dec 30, 1884 - Mar 19, 1962

C. V. Sprinkle Dies Following Fall Off Truck

C. V. Sprinkle, long-time resident of Corsicana but native of North Carolina, died in Memorial hospital Monday about 4 p.m. after falling from the back of a pickup truck. He was 77.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Tuesday noon but services will be held from the Corley chapel with Rev. J. C. Bristow, Jehovah Witness, officiating.

Sprinkle fell from a moving 1955 Ford pickup driven by Calvin Sprinkle, his son, as the vehicle had stopped and was in the process of turning. The incident occurred about 1:40 p.m. He was rushed to Memorial hospital and died later.

A retired farmer, Sprinkle and his son were moving household affects from 605 South Twentieth street to 1312 West Tenth avenue, according to reports. He had been subject to a heart ailment, it was indicated, but there had been no ruling on the exact cause of death.

He was born in North Carolina Dec. 30, 1884.

Surviving are his widow of Corsicana; two sons, Calvin Dan Sprinkle, Corsicana, and Estel Sprinkle, Alabama, one daughter, Lila Scott, Alabama, and other relatives.

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Hold Services C. V. Sprinkle

Final rites for C. V. Sprinkle were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley chapel with Rev. J. C. Bristow, Jehovah Witness, officiating. Interment was in Pursley cemetery.

A native of North Carolina but long-time Corsicana resident, Sprinkle, 77, died in Memorial hospital Monday about 4 p.m. after falling from the back of a pickup.

He was a retired farmer. He and a son were moving household effects from 605 South Twentieth street to 1312 West Tenth avenue. Sprinkle fell from the back of a 1955 Ford pickup.

Surviving, other than his widow of Corsicana, are two sons, Calvin Dan Sprinkle, Corsicana, and Estel Sprinkle, Alabama; one daughter, Mrs. Lila Scott, Alabama, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lee Nelson, James Dushane, George Womack, Benny Mandeville, Jim Perkins and J. H. Sanderford.

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Asa Armstrong Newsom, Jr., Dr.
Sep 25, 1923 - May 8, 2016
 
Dr. Asa A. Newsom, Jr. was born in Dallas, Texas on September 25, 1923 and passed away on May 8, 2016. He was the son of Dr. Asa A. Newsom and Alberta Walker. His birth mother died of tuberculosis when he was only two years old, but his father was married again to Billie Greene, the only mother Asa ever knew. Asa graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas and then attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas. As a sophomore at Baylor, on Sunday, December 7, 1941, while returning to Baylor University after a weekend at home, he heard on the radio of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The next day, like so many other young men at that time, he volunteered for service in the United States Army (although he first had to receive permission from his father since he was underage). It was Asa's desire to become a doctor, like his father, so the U.S. Army transferred him after boot camp by troop train to California and Stanford University where he completed his college education (although Baylor University remained the school he loved!). Prior to his transfer to Stanford, while attending Baylor in his sophomore year, he met the love of his life, Dot Swift, on the very first day of her freshman year, who he subsequently married and with whom he has enjoyed 72 years of life and love! He attended and graduated from The Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. While still in medical school, the Japanese surrendered, and after completing his medical internship and residency in the specialties of obstetrics and gynecology, he began practicing medicine with his father where they both served on staff at Baylor Hospital. In 1952, at the start of the Korean War he was called up for service in the Army and was stationed in Ft. Hood, Killeen, Texas for two years. After the cessation of hostilities, he was honorably discharged as a Captain and returned to Dallas to the private practice of medicine with his father. Previously, in 1946 his first son, David Asa Newsom was born, and in 1950, he and his wife again became parents, this time of twin boys, Kirk and Kent. All three sons graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, and from Baylor University in Waco, Texas where all three also graduated from Baylor's Law School. Asa added three daughters-in-law to his family when David married Jane Russell, Kirk married Lynn Cheek and Kent married Vicki Haynes. Together these marriages added five grandchildren to Asa and Dot's family including Laura and Colin, children of David and Jane, Chris and Julianna, children of Kirk and Lynn, and Douglas, the child of Kent and Vicki. Laura and her husband, Christopher Rooney, later added two great grandchildren, Desmond and Avery. Asa's other passion in addition to the practice of medicine and his love and life with Dot, was found in his service to God and his Lord Jesus Christ at and through Wilshire Baptist Church where he was a longtime member (since virtually its founding in 1951), deacon, Sunday School teacher and leader in many other ways. He is survived by his wife Dot, all three sons and their wives, all five grandchildren, both great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends! Special thanks to the dedication, skill, love and kindness showed to our father particularly during these last days by Dad and Mom’s around the clock caregivers, Elaine Whitmire and Barbara Reed, as well as the kindness and loving assistance offered every week in the home of Asa and Dot by Alba Rodriguez. A celebration of Asa's life will be held as a Memorial Service at Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Rd., Dallas, Texas 75214 at 10:30 A.M., on May 21, 2016. In lieu of flowers, direct donations may be made to Wilshire Baptist Church, Baylor Healthcare System Foundation or charity of your choice.

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  • Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Army WWII & Korea
  • h/o Dorothy Avonne “Dot” (Swift) Newsom s/o Asa Armstrong Newsom, Sr., Dr. and Willie Ada (Greene) Newsom (great-grandson of Dr. James Alexander Greene, Sr., Dr. buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx. and Ada Cornelia (Reid) Greene-Smith buried Cook-Walden Memorial Hill Cemetery, Austin, Tx.

Jessie Neal Parker, Sr.
Jul 21, 1931 - Aug 10, 1972

J. Parker

Funeral services are scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Jessie Parker Sr., 41, who died Thursday while working on Hwy. 31 W. when a tank fell on him.

Rev. Bruce Hibbitt will officiate and burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Lou Parker of Corsicana; two sons, James Wesley Parker of Conroe and Jessie Neal Parker of Conroe; five daughters, Linda Parker, Polly Parker and Debbie Parker, all of Conroe; three step-sons, Johnny Collie, Jimmie Collier and Jerry Collier, all of Corsicana; three step-daughters, Charlotte Collier, Connie Collier and Vonnie Collier, all of Corsicana; a brother, Daniel Parker of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Skidmore of Grapeland and Mrs. Ann Berryhill of Palestine; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Pitts, Robert Griffith, Wayne McClendon, W. A. Poe, J. O. Hardin and Richard Beasley.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 11, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Wanda Jean (Jones) Parker 2nd wife Mary Lou (Morgan) Collier-Parker; s/o Charles Wesley Parker & Laney A. (Baggett) Parker

Willie Roxie (Martin) Garlington
Oct 16, 1893 - Nov 10, 1962

Mrs. Garlington Rites Monday

Mrs. D. N. Garlington, 69, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Providence cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church of which she was a member.

Native of Eureka, Mrs. Garlington had made her home in Corsicana for 24 years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Werner Garlington, Andrews, and J. W. Garlington, Midkiff; three daughters, Mrs. Sam Upchurch, Midkiff; Mrs. Bob Massey, Murchison, and Mrs. Lawrence McBride, Grand Prairie; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Wilmer Martin, and a sister, Mrs. C. E. Pearson, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. W. Honeycutt, L. B. Dawson, Fred Saxon, C. C. Hutson, Victor Cooper and Don Paschal.

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Daniel Nash Garlington
Sep 22, 1891 - May 19, 1965

Dan Garlington Dies Wednesday

Dan Garlington, 74, retired farmer, 3445 West Second avenue, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday morning.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Providence cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Werner Garlington, Andrews, and J. W. Garlington, Midkiff; three daughters, Mrs. Sam Upchurch, Midkiff; Mrs. Bob Massey, Murchison, and Mrs. Lawrence McBride, Grand Prairie; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Mose Garlington, Denver, Colo., and F. M. Garlington, Fort Worth; and two sisters, Mrs. Dick Bush, Powell, and Mrs. Doyle Stevens, Dallas.

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William Earl Benifield
Aug 6, 1892 - Oct 11, 1962

W. E. Benefield Rites Friday

Funeral services for W. E. Benefield, 71, retired pipeliner, Georges Hotel, who died Thursday morning in Memorial Hospital, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Providence cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

He had resided in Corsicana 47 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James Marshall, Arlington; five sisters, Mrs. W. H. Ogburn, Tulare, Calif.; Mrs. C. A. Ford, Purdon; Mrs. W. J. Burnham, Tehuacana; Mrs. Ruby Davis, Abilene, and Mrs. Hazel Warner, Euless, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Robert Lee Ballard, Sr.
Apr 21, 1870 - Mar 24, 1962

Robert Ballard Rites Monday

Funeral services for Robert Lee Ballard, 91, who died at Point Enterprise Saturday, were held from the First Methodist church in Richland Monday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the First Methodist church in Mexia. Grandsons were pallbearers.

A native of Navarro county, he was a retired farmer.

Surviving are four sons, Bob Ballard, Borger; C. P. Ballard, Mexia; E. H. Ballard, El Paso, and Jimmie Ballard, Houston; five daughters, Mrs. Marion McFall, Point Enterprise; Mrs. E. L. Gunn and Mrs. Marvin Tyner, both of Corsicana; Mrs. J. D. Griffin, Houston, and Mrs. Faye Walker, California; 37 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Cordia (Brown) Richardson
Aug 17, 1896 - Mar 23, 1962

Mrs. Richardson Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Cordia Richardson, 65, wife of Eli Richardson, 710 West Thirteenth avenue, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

Mrs. Richardson died at the family residence Friday morning.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, James E. Richardson, Brooklyn, N. Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Brown, Euless, and Mrs. Stella Massey, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Viola Brown, Thornton; two sisters, Mrs. Alice White, Thornton, and Mrs. Pearl Holloway, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Guy Campbell, Willard Chumney, Starley Chism, Rudolph Fleming, Arthur Patrick, Jr.; G. R. Earner and W. E. Percival.

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Mrs. Richardson Expires Friday

Mrs. Cordia Richardson, 63, wife of Eli Richardson, 710 West Thirteenth avenue, died at the family home Friday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Griffin’s Friday afternoon but burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, James E. Richardson; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Brown, Euless, and Mrs. Stella Massey, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Viola Brown, Thornton; two brothers Jack and John Brown, both of Thornton; two sisters, Mrs. Alice White, Thornton, and Mrs. Pearl Holloway, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Martha Elizabeth ”Lizzie” (Lauderdale) McClendon
Jul 3, 1888 - Jul 26, 1962

Mrs. McClendon Dies Thursday

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth McClendon, 74, native of Alabama, but long-time resident of Richland, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist Church in Richland. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, G. T. McClendon, Richland; a son, W. T. McClendon, McAllen; two daughters, Mrs. L. L. Goggins, Beeville, and Mrs. J. E. Carr, Wortham; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, J. R. Lauderdale, Altus, Okla., and W. D. Lauderdale, Eldorado, Okla.; a sister, Miss Minerva Lauderdale, El Dorado, Okla., and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Griffin will direct.

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Lizzie D. (Jackson) Boyd
Oct 28, 1905 - Oct 10, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Boyd

Funeral services for Mrs. Milton Boyd, 56, a former resident of Richland, who died in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Houston, Wednesday, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Richland. Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

A native of Robertson county, Mrs. Boyd lived most of her life in Richland, moving to Houston 13 years ago.

Surviving are her husband of Houston; a son, Milton Boyd, Jr., Houston; three sisters, Miss Maude Jackson, Mexia; Mrs. A. L. Decker, Vernon, and Mrs. W. W. Smith, Houston; a brother, E. R. Jackson, Richland, and other relatives.

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Walter Scott Patrick
Mar 16, 1874 - Sep 8, 1962

Walter Patrick Dies Saturday Rites Monday

Walter S. Patrick, 88, retired rancher and merchant, died at his home in Richland Saturday night.

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church in Richland Monday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Richland Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the church.

Patrick was a member of the W. O. W. and a native of Calvert.

Surviving are a brother, A. N. S. Patrick, Richland; two nieces, Mrs. O. R. Smith, Waco, and Mrs. Leonard Geisler, Houston; three nephews, W. D. Brown, Corsicana; J. W. Patrick, Houston and Arthur Patrick, Jr., Richland.

Pallbearers were Guy Campbell, F. E. Withrow, Horace Jackson, Ben Floyd, W. E. Brown, Jr. and Douglas Tidwell.

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Bird (Bolen) Skipper
May 30, 1877 - Oct 22, 1962

Mrs. Skipper Dies Monday

Mrs. T. B. Skipper, 85, formerly of Richland, died Monday morning at Spring Lake, Texas.

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

Surviving are four sons, Tom Skipper, Beaumont; Ben F. Skipper, Monroe, La.; Earl Ray Skipper, Fort Worth; and Eugene Skipper, Sherman; six daughters, Mrs. Nix. Anderson, Cherokee, Okla.; Mrs. K. C. McCreary, Roane; Mrs. Harley Lansford, Mont Belview; Mrs. Johnnie Liles, Durant, Okla.; Mrs. J. T. Holcomb, Spring Lake and Mrs. Claude Washington, Waxahachie; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Laura Jackson, Waxahachie, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Edgar Lamar “Stobb” Arnold
Jul 10, 1907 - Mar 16, 1962

Sunday Rites For E. L. Arnold

Funeral services for E. L. Arnold, 54, of Richland, who died in Memorial hospital Saturday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland with burial in the Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. T. Ilseng, pastor, assisted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Odis Lamar Arnold; a daughter, Ruby Nell Arnold; mother, Mrs. C. A. Arnold, all of Richland; four brothers, J. C. and Ira Arnold, both of Navarro; Carl Odis Arnold, U. S. Army in Alaska, and Willie E. Arnold, Richland, two sisters, Mrs. Opal Lee Davis, Richland, and Mrs. Irene McNeese, Uvalde, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Howard Price, J. W. Shipley, Garland Montfort, Virgil Tidwell, Lewis Tidwell and Wallace Pryor.

Griffin directed.

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Lucy Jane (Mathews/Mathis) York
Oct 22, 1869 - Aug 31, 1962

Sunday Rites For Mrs. York

IRENE, Sept. 3 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Jane York, 92, who died at her home Friday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Baptist church with burial in the Salem cemetery. She was the widow of the late W. A. York and had resided here for 50 years.

Surviving are a son, T. W. York, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Mochelle, Irene; Mrs. J. B. Downey, Little Rock, Ark.; and Mrs. Frank Johnson, Frost; 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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James Ione “Onie”Wilson) Batton
May 25, 1887 - Sep 23, 1962

Mrs. J. W. Batton Rites Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. John Walter Batton, 75, life-long Irene resident, who died in a Hillsboro hospital Sunday, were held from the Irene Methodist church Monday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Salem cemetery.

She had been a member of the Irene Methodist church 65 years and was a member of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband, Irene; three children, Mrs. Gwendolyn Bulaich and Mrs. Gwennola Frazier, and James Walter Batton, all of LaMarque; a sister, Mrs. Maude Chapel, Dallas; six grandchildren and pne great-grandchild.

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Omer Obie Dale
Sep 2, 1879 - Apr 10, 1962

Omer O. Dale Dies At Irene

Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Irene Methodist church for Omer O. Dale, 82, who died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Irene. Burial was in the Salem cemetery. He had resided in Irene 71 years and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife of Irene, as sister, Mrs. Achsah Hardwick, Tucson, Ariz., and other relatives.

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Dollie (Parker/Garrett) Lawless
Feb 3, 1865 - Jun 25, 1962

Mrs. Lawless Dies Monday

Mrs. Dollie Lawless, 97, native of Normangee, died in Twilight Home Monday morning.

Funeral services are planned from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Pisgah Ridge cemetery. Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are a son, Sam Lawless, San Diego, Calif.; three grandsons, Tommy Lawless, Corsicana; Hugh Lawless, Fort Worth, and Virgil Lawless, Copefield; a granddaughter, Mrs. Louis Ybarra, San Antonio.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Jun 25, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • The death certificate and the obit both say Pisgah Ridge cemetery. Death certificate says Dollie (Garrett) Lawless d/o Thomas Garrett and Nellie, but marriage record says Dollie (Parker) Lawless, son, Leroy Lawless’ death certificate says Garrett

Gordis Vera (Stanley) Peters
Jul 3, 1905 - Nov 11, 1962

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Peters

Funeral services for Mrs. T. E. Peters, 57, of Tyler, formerly of Corsicana, were to be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Modrell cemetery.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. John Dillingham, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist church.

Mrs. Peters died in Tyler Sunday.

Surviving are her husband of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Loraine Chambers, Dallas; two aunts, Mrs. Ella Wardlow, Plainview, and Mrs. Rosie Ivy, Corsicana; an uncle, W. C. Stanley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov 13, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Elmo Peters married Jan 14, 1924; d/o M. Charles Stanley buried Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Missouri & Georgia (Everett) Stanley buried in Modrall cemetery

Thomas Elmo Peters
Jan 28, 1890 - Dec 1, 1963

Former Officer Rites Tuesday

Final rites for T. E. (Pete) Peters, 73, former deputy constable who died in his home in Dallas Sunday, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Modrell cemetery

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Dillingham, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist church.

Peters, a veteran of World War I, had been blind for a number of years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Freeman, Hubbard; several nieces and nephews and two sister-in-law, Mrs. Lorene Chambers, Dallas, and Mrs. Minnie Peters, Tyler and other relatives.

Texas National Guard provided pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec 3, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Gordis Vera (Stanley) Peters married Jan. 14, 1924; s/o Mary Missouri (Rawls) Peters buried in Fairview cemetery, Hubbard, TX (she married Henry Robert Toal)

Bennie David Cofield
Feb 11, 1907 - May 30, 1962

Friday Rites B. D. Cofield

Final rites for B. D. Cofield, 55, who died Wednesday of a heart attack, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. R. C. Reeves, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church, assisted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Cofield had resided in the Eureka community 16 years and was an employe of the Cunningham Ranch.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Johnson, Clovis, N.M., and Mrs. Pete Weaver, Mesa, Ariz.; a son, David Cofield, Eureka; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Lessie Callahan and Mrs. Arbell Lee, both of Washington, D. C.: a brother Louis Cofield, Rice, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dean Ingham, Gene Ingham, John Ingham, Clint Sheppard, W. H. Tipton and Loyd Averitt.

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Scott Williams
Aug 10, 1887 - Jan 1, 1962

CALHOUN
Funeral Home

Scott Williams expired January 1, 1962 about 4:30 a.m. in the home of his sister, Mrs. Willie Harris, 1023 South 10th. Services will be Thursday, January 4, 1962, 2:30 p.m., Second Mission Baptist Church, Pastor Paul Curry will give the eulogy.

Calhoun directing.

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Larry Cornell Baptist
Nov 30, 1961 - Jan 1, 1962

CALHOUN
Funeral Home

Baby Larry Baptist, age one month, two days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Baptist, expired January 1, 1962 in Memorial Hospital. Rites in Calhoun chapel by Rev. R. L. Jones, Pastor Bethlehem Baptist Church. Calhoun in charge. Burial in Woodland Cemetery.

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Eula Jaunice Criddle
Feb 25, 1937 - May 25, 1962

Inquest Shows Negress Shot Accidentally

Jaunice Criddle, 25, negress, found shot in a bedroom of the family home at 1402 East Ninth avenue by members of her family on returning home was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital Friday at 8:17 p.m. where she was taken by a Calhoun Ambulance.

Justice of the Peace G. C. Bowden held a coroner’s inquest Friday night but did not return a verdict until mid-morning Saturday. He ruled the death accidental.

She was found shortly after 8 p.m. by her brother, Willie Criddle, Jr., when he and his mother returned home to find the house locked and could get no answer to their knocks at the front door. The brother told investigating Police Officer Percel Milton, Capt. Fred Gray and Asst. Chief Doug Hightower that on going back of the house he heard moans, and kicked in the back door to find his sister laying in the floor of a back bedroom shot in the chest with a .32-20 Japanese revolver, which was laying near her right hand.

Judge Bowden quoted the mother as saying the woman told the family she planned to do some ironing while the family was gone from home. The pistol was kept on a shelf of a curtained off closet where the unironed clothes were. Bowden reported. He said she apparently took the gun down when getting the clothes, and must have tried to empty the gun of its shells as five unspent shells were laying in the floor, one spent shell remained in the gun.

She is survived by her parents; her mother, Rubie, and father Willie Criddle, Sr., Country Club greenskeeper; three brothers, and one sister and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. from the Bethel AME church, 105 North Fourth Street, with burial in Woodland cemetery, Rev. W. A. Carr, pastor will officiate. Calhoun will direct.

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Mary E. (Williams) Sanford
Oct 3, 1875 - Jul 31, 1962

Negro Woman Leaves 194 Descendants

Mrs. Mary Sanford, 84, life-long resident of Navarro county, died early Tuesday morning. She has 194 living descendants. Funeral rites will be held Saturday at the Second Mission Baptist church (negro) with burial in Woodland cemetery here.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Willie M. Flowers, Ennis; Mrs. Minnie Alexander, Ft. Worth; Mrs. Lillian Majors, Dallas; Mrs. Edwards, Streetman; six sons, Robert, Streetman; William and Joe, Los Angeles; Clinton and Johnny R., Ft Worth; Erwin, Irving; 57 grandchildren, 104 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Calhoun directs.

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Minnie (UNKNOWN) Watson
Dec 7, 1874 - Jul 30, 1962

Watson Rites Set Thursday

Mrs. Minnie L. Watson, 87, native Texan, long-time Powell resident, died in Memorial hospital Monday. Services will be held Thursday 3 p.m. from First Independent Baptist church, 703 East Fifth avenue with burial in Woodland cemetery. Rev. Henry Blair, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church, Powell, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are five sons, Frank, Corsicana; Will, Melo Park, Calif.; Robert, Palo Alto; John, Compton, Calif., and Henry, Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie DeLaney, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Opal Pearson, San Matco, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Ross in charge.

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Robert Taylor Pardee, Jr.
Jul 8, 1892 - Nov 26, 1964

Robert Pardee Rites Sunday

Robert T. Pardee, Jr., 72, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Thursday morning following a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held from the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church Sunday at 3 p., with Rev. L. F. Hardee of Waco officiating.

Pardee was worshipful master of F and AM, Jerusalem Lodge No. 63, Corsicana, World War I veteran and licensed mortician and embalmer for Calhoun Funeral Home for several years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mamie Pardee, Corsicana; three children; two sisters, one granddaughter, two great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Calhoun directs.

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Robert Taylor Pardee, Sr., Rev.
Oct 16, 1867 - Sep 22, 1950

Negro Leader Of Corsicana Dies

Funeral services for Rev. Robert T. Pardee, Sr., 83-year-old negro Baptist preacher, will be held from the Sixth Avenue Baptist church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Born in Chatfield in 1867, he had resided in Corsicana since 1884.

The minister died with a heart attack Friday night at a citizens council meeting in the colored Masonic Hall a few minutes after making an address, it was reported.

Pardee worked at the courthouse shortly after the turn of the century, and was employed at several local business firms at various times.

Survivors include a son, Robert T. Pardee, Jr., Corsicana; two daughters, Buena Vista Hollins, Temple, and Eula May Reynolds, Corsicana.

A reserved section for white friends will be provided at the funeral.

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Thurman Jennings Vaughn
May 13, 1909 - Aug 26, 1964

Thurman J Vaughn

Thursday Rites For T. J. Vaughn Are Conducted

Funeral rites were held from the Griffin Funeral Home chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. for T. J. Vaughn, 55, who died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Conducting were Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church, of which Vaughn was a member and Rev. Cass French, pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist Church. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Vaughn, a textile worker is survived by three brothers, Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Waco; J. C. Vaughn, Hillsboro; and E. S. Vaughn, Friona; two half-brothers, Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Longview; H. M. Easterwood, California; two sisters, Mrs. A. B. Hutson, Corsicana; and Mrs. Harry Dehart, Athens; a half-sister, Mrs. H. B. Easterwood, Hillsboro; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Knotts, Floyd Thompson, Leon Foster, Ross Maxfield, Tommy Glasgow and Charlie Tieman.

Griffin directed.

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Mary Jane (Singleton) Land
Sep 30, 1872 - Feb 24, 1964

Mrs. Mary Land Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary J. Land, 91, of 2024 North Beaton street, who died in Memorial hospital Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Providence cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, Methodist minister; Bennie McBride and Rev. Gene Mills, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are four sons, Lloyd Land, Eureka; J. B. Land, Kerens; E. F. Land, Tyler, and B. S. Land, New Orleans; a daughter, Mrs. E. E. Rash, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Martin, Dallas,; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Buddy Rash, C. G. Rash, Richard Rash, Curtis Rash, Eddie Land, E. D. Land, Bill Land and Randolph Robinson.

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Bonnie Carrie (Vinson) Johnson
Apr 24, 1895 - Mar 15, 1964

Mrs. Johnson Rites Tuesday

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for Mrs. Ralph Johnson who died Sunday in Memorial hospital.

A native of Winkler, Mrs. Johnson was 68 years old. The services were conducted by Rev. R. J. Chesser at Winkler Baptist church. Rev. A. C. Corley and Rev. Bob Roberts assisted.

Burial was in the St. Elmo cemetery.

Survivors are her husband of Winkler; three daughters, Mrs. Halley Rash, Winkler; Mrs. Dillard Burleson and Mrs. J. C. Burleson, both of Houston; a grandson, Freddie Rash, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. W. L. Anders, Houston; Mrs. John Lewis, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Clyde Roney, San Benito.

Pallbearers were Bill Shelton, David Wilson, Grady Turner, Paul Van Dyke, Jack Pillans, Billy McConnico, Sam Bigham and Laverne Roney.

Corley funeral Home handled arrangements.

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Ralph Legit Johnson
Oct 23, 1888 - Mar 20, 1977

R. L. Johnson

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Elmo Baptist church in Winkler for Ralph L. Johnson, 88, resident of Winkler who died Sunday in Houston. The Rev. A. C. Corley will officiate, with burial following at St. Elmo cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

He was a rancher, a native of Winkler and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Hallie Rash of Winkler, Mrs. J. D. Burleson and Mrs. J. C. Burleson, both of Houston; a grandson, two great grandsons, and two sisters, Mrs. Ada Bennight of Purdon and Mrs. Carrie Clark of Streetman.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 21, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bonnie Carrie (Vinson) Johnson married Apr 27, 1913; s/o Thomas Preston Johnson & Mary Gertrude (Rouse) Johnson

Mayme Ella (Hearte) Price
Nov 30, 1887 - Mar 29, 1964

Mrs. M. N. Price Rites Monday

Mrs. M. N. Price, 76, died Sunday at the family residence, 813 South Commerce street.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are seven sons, Garvin Price, Lindale; Murlin Price, Mexico; Ernest Price, Weatherford; Homer P. Price, Corsicana; Jake Price, Fort Worth; D. N. Price, Dallas, and Elvin Price, Ontario, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Bray, Irving; 27 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one gret-great-grandchild, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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James H. Frazier
Jan 1879 - Feb 6, 1964

J. H. Frazier Rites Friday

J. H. Frazier, 89, native of Navarro county, retired farmer, died Thursday.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Post Oak cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Baptist church here.

Surviving a are a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. L. Frazier, and a niece, Mrs. Mae Lea Conner, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 7, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (died in Tx. Conf. Home for Men in Austin, Tx.) never married; s/o James Mann Frazier & Sarah M. “Sallie” (Beasley) Frazier

William David Burnett, Sr.
May 3, 1881 - Mar 6, 1962

W. D. Burnett

W. D. Burnett, Sr., long-time resident of Mildred and native of Hill county, died following a short illness in Memorial hospital Tuesday. He was 80.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley chapel with Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister, and Rev. Bob Reaves, Baptist minister from Mildred, officiating.

Burnett, born May 3, 1881, in Hill county, had resided in Corsicana the past year. Prior to moving here he lived in Mildred for 36 years.

He was a retired oil field worker.

Surviving are four sons, James Burnett, Winters; Fred Burnett, Spring Hill, La.; Paul Burnett, Odessa, and W. D. Burnett, Jr., Mildred; four daughters, Mrs. N. N. Cheney, San Angelo; Mrs. D. L. Braley, Dallas; Mrs. N. H. Hardgrave, Mildred, and Mrs. Melvin Rich, Corsicana; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, Whitt, Luther and D. E. Burnett, all of Cleburne, and Marion Burnett, Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Barnes, Muskogee, Okla., and Mrs. Amy Boyd, Cleburne; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ernest Cook, Lee Brashear, Virgil Schrimshire, Gene Tyner, Enos Hutson, Billy Joe Allen, Ollie Watkins and C. L. Miler.

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Etha Jeannine (James) Lewis-Burnett
Jan 15, 1931 - Feb 5, 2009

MANSFIELD -- Etha Jeannine Burnett, 77, went home to Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, after a long illness. She had been in the loving care of Mansfield Nursing Center and American Hospice.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Loren Lewis and then Paul Burnett Sr. Survivors: The eldest of six children, Etha is survived by three sisters; one brother; children, Philip Lewis, Lori Reese, Jessica Weyman, Steven Lewis and James Lewis; several grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Notes:

  • Heartland Funeral and Cremation Services – Mansfield, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st husband Loren Winfred Lewis 2nd Paul Edward Burnett, Sr. married Apr 8, 1990; d/o H. B. James & Jessie Gertrude (Watson) James

William Robert Wilson
Apr 12, 1887 - Dec 15, 1962

W. R. Wilson, 75, Rites Monday

W. R. Wilson, 75, native of Alabama, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Hassell Wilson, Houston, and Hershell Wilson, Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Willis, Dallas, and Mrs. Curtis Reese, Corsicana; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, Raymond Wilson, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Hendon and Mrs. L. W. Brewer, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Elizabeth Jane (Ward) Wilson
Apr 13, 1890 - Jun 5, 1976

Mrs. Wilson

Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Wilson, 87, a native of Alabama, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday.

The Rev. Jim Carraway will officiate with interment in
Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include two sons, Hassell Edward Wilson of Corsicana and Hershel Thomas Wilson of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Willis of Dallas and Mrs. E. L. Ferguson of Corsicana; nine grandsons, 11 great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Briscoe of Hartselle, Ala.

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Lesser Newton “Fat” Blackmon
Feb 9, 1917 - Dec 21, 1962

Hold Services L. N. Blackmon

Final rites for Lesse N. Blackmon, 45, barber, 1101 West Fourteenth avenue, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Blackmon, a long-time Corsicana resident, died in the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston Friday morning following an extended illness.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Ann Wiley, both of Corsicana; six brothers, Robert Blackmon, Cleburne; Hurschel, C. W., Hoyt and Odie Blackmon, all of Corsicana, and Curtis Blackmon, Irving; a sister, Mrs. Florence Landgraf, Moshelm, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. G. Morris, Walter Tarl Parker, Bobby Quinn, Donald Blackmon, Jerry Blackmon, Lee Lambert and Sam Horvath.

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Callie Virginia (Featherston) Bankston
Aug 24, 1907 - Jan 12, 1962

Mrs. Bankston Buried Sunday

Final rites for Mrs. Virginia Bankston were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with Rev. J. C. Coffey and Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

A former Dawson and Corsicana resident, Mrs. Bankston died unexpectedly Friday in Dallas. She was 54. She moved to Dallas about a year ago.

Surviving are her husband, Lowell Bankston, Dallas; one son, Billy Joe Bankston, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Beth Anderton, Retreat; Mrs. Sue Gilley, Dallas, and Mrs. Fay Bonner, Eureka; mother, Mrs. Lizzie Townley, Dallas; five brothers, Nathan Featherston, California; William, C. O. and Donald Featherston all of Dallas, and J. D. Townley, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Geneva Atkins, Mrs. Edna Miller, and Mrs. Lura Petty and Mrs. Carrie Burkett, all of Dallas; five grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. R. Morgan, W. R. Bonner, W. L. Underhill, Buford Bennett, Albert Heidleberg and R. L. Murphey.

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Lowell B. Bankston
Nov 27, 1907 - Dec 17, 1971

L. Bankston

Services for Lowell Bankston, are set for 2 p.m. Sunday in Griffin Chapel with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating. Burial is to be in Hamilton cemetery.

Bankston, who lived in Dallas, died Friday evening in Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

He was born Nov. 27, 1907 in Dawson.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Murphey, Larry Anderton, Gary Hardy, Cark Atkins, Ben Miller and Wayne Gilley.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Fay Roby of Tyler, Mrs. Beth Anderton of Corsicana, and Mrs. Wanda Sue Gilley of Dallas; one son, Billie Joe Bankston of Dallas; four brothers, Rayford Bankston of Minneapolis, Minn.; Alton Bankston of Dallas; Damon Bankston of New Orleans, La, and Horace Bankston, Shreveport; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The Corsicana Daily - Sun., Dec. 19, 1971
Submitted by Diane Richards

L. Bankston
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday for Lowell Bankston, 64, Dallas, at Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. A native of Dawson, he died Friday in a Dallas hospital.

He is survived by his widow, Geneva Bankston, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Beth Anderton, Corsicana, Mrs. Fay Roby, Tyler, and Mrs. Wanda Sue Gilley, Dallas; a son, Billie Joe Bankston, Dallas; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Rayford Bankston, Minneapolis, Minn.; Alton Bankston, Dallas; Damon Bankston, New Orleans, La., and Horace Bankston, Shreveport, La.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 20, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Callie Virginia (Featherston) Bankston 2nd wife Geneva (unk) Bankston; s/o Claiborne B. “Clabe” Bankston & Maude Lee (Mitchell) Bankston buried in Dawson cemetery

Burnice Woodard
Mar 26, 1907 - Dec 7, 1971

B. Woodard

Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. today for B. Woodard, 64, who died Tuesday in Eastland, Tex.

Rites were to be at the Arrington Chapel in Eastland, with the Rev. Haston Brenner officiating.

Graveside services are scheduled at Hamilton Cemetery at Retreat at 2 p.m. Thursday under the direction of Corley with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating.

Woodard was a cattleman, a member of the Baptist church, and a native of Navarro county.

Survivors include the widow of Eastland; a son, Eugene Woodard of Fort Worth; a sister, Miss Mamie Woodard of Corsicana; and a brother, Arthur Woodard of Fort Worth.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 8, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Vera Vista (Guinn) Woodard; s/o Monroe Woodard & Nancy Ellen (Clifton/Christian) Woodard buried in Dresden cemetery

Cecil Elmer Woodard
Nov 2, 1895 - Nov 11, 1963

Cecil Woodard Dies Monday

Cecil E. Woodard, a native of Navarro county and retired Humble Oil Company employe, died Monday night at Gladewater. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but burial will be in Hamilton cemetery here.

Surviving are his wife, of Gladewater; two sons, H. Douglas Woodard of Houston and Stanton Woodard of Athens; five grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Mary E. (Mamie) Woodard and Mrs. Florence Rhee, both of Corsicana, two brothers; a niece, Mrs. Edmon Railey of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Corrie Conley (Pierce) Smith
Apr 30, 1880 - Feb 10, 1962

Rites Sunday For Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Corrie Smith, 81, formerly of Corsicana, died in Lufkin Saturday.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 4:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. Paul Johnson, Lufkin Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are three sons, Warren D. Smith, Texas City; Pierce and Sidney Smith, both of Lufkin; a son-in-law, Doyle Ragan, Corsicana; a brother, Charlie Pierce, Kennedale; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. V. Tanner, J. R. Jones, G. W. Baker, Travis Fulton, J. O. Hawkins, Thurman Baker, Gene Womack and W. M. Baker.

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Addie Mae (Lindsey) McMullan
Sep 13, 1881 - Mar 14, 1962

Mrs. McMullan Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Lindsey McMullan were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor, Westminister Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

A former resident of Corsicana, Mrs. McMullan died Thursday in an Austin hospital.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne P. Wood, Tyler; one sister, Miss Emma Lindsey, Tyler, and one brother, T. E. Lindsey, Greenville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. T. Lindsey, Elwin Garner, Thom Wheeler, Percy McKinney, Frank Garner and Earl Campbell.

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James Edward Robinson
Aug 25, 1925 - Feb 26, 1962

J. E. Robinson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for James Edward Robinson were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Weldon Lee, Baptist minister of Irving, officiating. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, Robinson, 38, died in Dallas Wednesday. he resided in Irving the past six years.

A veteran of World War II, Robinson was born Aug. 25, 1925.

Surviving are his widow, one son, James Alton Robinson, and four daughters, Jolene, Cynthia, Cathey and Ann Robinson, all of Irving; parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Robinson, Corsicana; one brother, Lee Roy Robinson, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Garth Simmons, Ennis; Mrs. James Stocker, Plano, and Mrs. Charles Burke, Rosebud, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were employes of Petro-Chemical Transport company of Dallas.

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Sidney James Howell
Oct 8, 1914 - Apr 21, 1962

Thursday Rites Sidney Howell

Final rites for Sidney Howell were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Griffin chapel with C. B. Holcomb, minister, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

A former Corsicanan, Howell, 47, died unexpectedly Saturday at his home in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his widow, two sons, Johnny Carson Howell and Jimmy Howell, all of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Howell, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Jimmie Palmer, Kilgore; grandmother, Mrs. J. P. Bryson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Maurice Dwain and O. S. Bryson, Jr., George A. and Earl Watkins and Ed Henry.

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John Bunyan Blair
Dec 22, 1881 - May 20, 1962

J. B. Blair Dies Sunday; Rites Slated Tuesday

J. B. Blair, 79, retired policeman, 733 West Tenth avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday. He was a native of Kentucky, but had resided in Corsicana 37 years.

Blair was a member of the Corsicana police force for many years and was a guard a the First National Bank at the corner of West Sixth avenue and South Beaton street for a number of years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of Missionary Baptist church. He was a Mason.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. Edward Frost, Dallas; and a grandson, Dwaine Frost, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. O. R. Cook, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Carey Reldew Lloyd
Sep 3, 1877 - Nov 5, 1962

Tuesday Rites For C. R> Lloyd

Funeral services for C. R. Lloyd, 85, retired farmer, 1600 Maplewood, were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which he was a deacon.

Lloyd, a native of Tennessee, died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning. Prior to moving to Corsicana a number of years ago, he resided at Frost and Kerens.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three brothers, Rev. D. B. Lloyd, Paris; Paul G. Lloyd, Houston, and H. T. Lloyd, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister Mrs. Neva Heaton, Edna, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Homer McNabb, L. B. Dawson, Hoyt Moore, Fred Ware, M. A. Tekell, D. W. Honeycutt, Scott Lowry and Frank V. Williams, all deacons of the First Baptist church.

Corley directed.

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Helen K. (Kent) Lloyd
Aug 6, 1884 - Jun 11, 1975

Mrs. Lloyd

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church Chapel for Mrs. Helen Kent Lloyd, 91, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Evergreen Nursing Home. Rev. Elvis Egge will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Navarro County, a lifelong resident of Corsicana, and member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Byron Harwell and Mrs. Joe Butler both of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Her husband C. R. Lloyd preceded her in death Nov. 5, 1962.

Pallbearers include Lloyd Land, Alvis Harwell, Rayford Harwell, Elliott Middleton, Claude Hervey, Angus K. McGilvery, and Harold Davidson.

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Albert Ray Metcalf
Sep 3, 1920 - Jun 26, 1962

Sgt. Metcalf Rites Thursday

Funeral services for SM Sgt., Albert Metcalf, 42, of 105 Langley Drive in Waco, will be conducted in Corley Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Sgt. Metcalf died in Waco Hospital Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., reportedly of heart attack.

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ivan L. Paulk will officiate.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Albert Metcalf, and the following children all of Waco address—two sons, James and Bobby Metcalf; and one daughter, Joyce; one sister, Mrs. James Jordan, Corpus Christi, three brothers, Lloyd and Ted Metcalf, both of Corsicana; and Ralph Metcalf, Big Spring.

Active pallbearers will be from James Connally Air Force Base, Sgt. Metcalf will be accorded full military rites.

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Betty Louise Baker
Apr 17, 1941 - Aug 14, 2021

Betty Louise Baker of Lewisville, Texas passed away at the age of 80 on August 14, 2021 at her daughter's home in Farmers Branch, Texas. She was born in Corsicana, Texas on April 17, 1941 to Samuel Alfred and Helen Louise McAllister Baker.
She is preceded in death by her parents, step-father Ernest Steinke and daughter Donna Lynn Sanders.
Betty is survived by her brothers James Baker and wife Jennie of Mullins, South Carolina, Calvin Baker and wife Frances of Axtell Tx; daughters Patricia Solis and husband Ben of Lewisville, Tx and Brenda Tardif and husband Mark of Farmers Branch, Tx; grandchildren Jeremy Solis and wife Megan, Chad Solis, Stephanie Castro and husband Angel, Samantha Tardif and Sabrina Tardif; great grandchildren Aubrey and Madden Castro, and Daniel Tardif as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Betty retired from MIC Technology in Richardson, Texas and was a Member of the I.O.O.F. Home of Ex-Students Association in Corsicana, Texas.
Betty's wishes were to be cremated. Burial of ashes and service will be held at a later date at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Texas.
MOM YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN, ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS AND ON OUR MINDS. WE LOVE YOU.

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Brenda Kay (Moreau) McCollum
Aug 7, 1962 - Aug 24, 2021

Brenda Kay McCollum, 59 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Corsicana. She was born August 7, 1962 in Corsicana to Hyrum and Edith Mae Moreau.
She was a member of Faith Tabernacle in Corsicana. She is preceded in death by father, Hyrum Moreau; brothers, Loyd Moreau, Johny Moreau, James Moreau.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, husband John McCollum; mother Edith Moreau; children, Jonathan McCollum and Krystal McCollum; grandchildren, Lily and Levi McCollum, Stella McCollum; sister Margie Thompkins and husband Rodney; brothers, Larry Moreau, Donald Moreau and wife Marsha. She is also survived by numerous extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby McCollum officiating.
Burial will follow at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Published on Aug 26, 2021
  • w/o Jonathan "John" McCollum; d/o Hyrum Moreau & Edith Mae (Mintz) Moreau

Michael Allen Henderson
May 20, 1965 - Aug 28, 2021
 
Michael Allen Henderson, of Corsicana, Texas passed away unexpectedly at his home on August 28, 2021 at 5 p.m. at the age of 56 years old. He was the oldest son of John and Susie Henderson. He leaves behind his wife Kathy Henderson, daughter Amanda Lansing and son Casey Henderson. His five sisters: Pam, Kim, Kaye, Faye, and Becky; and brother, Brian. He was the grandfather to seven grandchildren Willow, Alex, Riley, Aleeya, Henry, Zane, and Hunter. He also leaves behind 14 nephews, three nieces, one great nephew and three great nieces
The Visitation will be Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Grape Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Floyd Desmond Rucks, Sr.
Jan 14, 1931 - Oct 29, 2019

Floyd Desmond Rucks, Sr. age 78, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at Legacy West Nursing Home in Corsicana.
Floyd Sr. was born on Jan. 14, 1941, in Argo, Texas which is a small town just North East of Mount Pleasant, to parents Johnnie Floyd Rucks and Syble Pannell Rucks.
Floyd Sr. lost his father at the age of 10 and years after the family moved to the Killeen area, Syble married Von E. Ratcliff.
Floyd Sr. attended Belton Junior High School, Copperas Cove High School and graduated from Killeen High School where he met the love of his life Barbara Gene Bay.
Floyd Sr. served in the United States Army for two years, married Barbara, and then served in the United States Air Force for four years. During that time they gave birth to Vickie Lynn Rucks on May 16, 1964, in Clovis, New Mexico. After Floyd Sr.'s time in the military was over they moved back to the Killeen area and gave birth to their second child, Floyd Desmond Rucks Jr. on Jan. 20, 1972 in Temple, Texas.
In 1974 the family moved to Reno, Nevada where Floyd Sr. was hired by Kmart Distribution Center and then later transferred with Kmart to Corsicana, Texas in 1982. Floyd Sr. retired from Kmart Distribution after 35 years of service and the Corsicana facility was closed. With his time at Kmart, he held various management positions and was a very devoted employee to his company and peers. His passion for life was his family, friends, his Kmart work family, his dog Shiney, country music, baseball, western movies, and the Dallas Cowboys.
Floyd Sr. lost his loving wife of 53 years on Jan. 9, 2017, and resided in their home until his health conditions motivated him to move to Heritage Oaks West/Legacy West.
Floyd Sr. is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Bay Rucks, parents Johnnie Floyd Rucks, Syble Pannell Ratcliff and step-father Von E. Ratcliff.
Floyd is survived by his daughter, Vickie Farmer of Corsicana, his son, Floyd Rucks Jr. and wife Danielle of Tyler, Texas; his grandchildren, Lee and Lauren Farmer of Killeen, Texas, Lance Farmer of Corsicana, Texas, Lauren Rucks of Corsicana, Texas, Ronnie and Kellie Perry of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Noah Rucks of Corsicana, Texas, four great-grandchildren, and a fifth great-grandchild on the way, and lots of friends who loved him dearly and will miss him greatly.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana, Texas with Dr. Steven Bell officiating. A private burial will follow at DFW National Cemetery in Arlington.

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Betty Louise (Slaughter) Wright
Sep 21, 1934 - Jan 18, 2021

Betty Louise (Slaughter) Wright of Corsicana, passed away on January 18, 2021 at the age of 86, at the Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana, Texas with her daughters by her side.
She was born on September 21, 1934 in Purdon, Texas to Edward and Agnes Slaughter. She married J.D. Wright on July 27, 1951, and was blessed with two daughters, Pam and Donna.
She worked many years for CISD in food service. 20+ years were spent at CHS, where she was fondly known as the Ice Cream Lady. She devoted her life to her family. Not only was she a beautiful wife to her husband, and wonderful mother to her two daughters, but she was a loving and devoted Mimi to her grandchildren & great-grandchildren and many of their friends also. She always put everyone's needs above her own. She fought a hard battle suffering from dementia for the past 11 years, but she was dearly loved and cared for by her family and by her husband, J.D. who stood by her side and never wavered in his caring for her. Many times he said, "She took care of me over 60 years, now it's my turn to take care of her, for better or for worse." After her stroke in 2018, the Twilight Nursing Home staff of angels took over her care.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 69 years J.D. Wright, brother Ralph Slaughter, and niece Nina Slaughter.
Survivors include her two daughters, Pam Allen and husband Johnny, and Donna Marrs and husband James, grandchildren, Angie White and husband Joey, Taylor Marrs Eason and husband Kyle, Luke Marrs, Lauren Marrs Gist, and three great-grandsons, Deacon White, J.D. Gist and J.W. Gist. She is also survived by her sister, Tommie Rogers of Mabank, and brother, Herbert Slaughter and wife, Imogene of Athens.
A come & go visitation was held Thursday, January 21st from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. A private family graveside service was held January 22nd at Younger Cemetery in Silver City. Pallbearers were James Marrs, Johnny Allen, Luke Marrs, Kyle Eason, Joey White, and Deacon White.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Twilight Nursing for their exceptional care of Betty the past 2 ½ years, and also to New Century Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association at ALZ.org.

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Ruth Marie (Ivie) Park
Nov 27, 1942 - Feb 22, 2021

Ruth Park passed away February 22, 2021 at the age of 78.
Ruth was born November 27, 1942 in Corsicana to Everett Alyn and Tossie Bernice Ivie. Her father Everett served in World War II, receiving a Purple Heart, while her mother Tossie took care of things at home. Growing up with her brother Neil Alvin Ivie, Ruth enjoyed playing piano. She graduated from Corsicana High School.
Ruth married her high school sweetheart, Eddie Max Park in Dallas on August 20, 1960. Living in Arlington from 1960-2007, the couple were blessed with two children, Ronny and Randy. She moved to Coppell in 2007 and lived there until the present. Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and would do anything for her friends and family. Being a grandmother was a true joy to her and she was very active in her granddaughters' lives. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially at Christmas as this was her favorite holiday. She was devoted to animals, spent a lot of time with her dogs and enjoyed feeding the ducks at her home.
Ruth was a very intelligent woman with a kind and caring heart. She could be a bit headstrong, and was firm in her beliefs and opinions which made for engaging conversation. Ruth and her husband Max lived in London for several years where she made many long, life friends and was able to expand her love of gardening with her neighbors. She enjoyed traveling to various countries which included Australia and back to London in 2008 with her granddaughter Ryann. One of Ruth's biggest passions were her plants and she loved keeping a garden. Ruth was quick to lend a hand in her friends' gardens and was always helpful with her knowledge to others on the care of their plants.
Ruth leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law Ronny and Michelle Park, her granddaughters Ryann and Taylor Park, and her son Randy Park. Her family honored her life with a graveside service on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Pauline (Treadwell) Harris
Jul 2, 1920 - Feb 19, 2021

Pauline Harris, age 100, of Scottsdale, Arizona, formerly of Corsicana, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home on February 19, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her first and only love, her husband of over 40 years, Neil Harris, also of Corsicana. She is survived by their son, Richard Harris ( Judy) and their daughter, Sandra Frey ( Jim). She was known as "Mema" to her five grandchildren, Steve, Stacie (Ross) and Mike, Amy (Cliff) and David. Great grandchildren include Kylie, Cole, Jaclyn, James, Ross, Brooke, Willow and Wyatt. She was also a proud great-great grandmother to two-year-old Hayden.
Pauline loved her family and friends with all her heart and cherished the time she spent with each one. She was born in Dallas, Texas on July 2, 1920 and moved to Corsicana at a very young age. She fell in love with her husband during high school and was married shortly after that. They spent time in Texas City, Texas and returned to Corsicana where they raised their children. She and her husband loved nothing better than to get together with their close friends for an evening of fun, dancing and good food! She worked in the office of the Collin Street Bakery (known for their world-famous fruitcakes) until she retired at 73 and was very active at the Kinsloe House and First Methodist Church. She was always baking her delicious brownies for all the school bake sales. She had a reputation for being an excellent bridge player. In 2007, she moved to Scottsdale House in Scottsdale, Arizona where she joined several bridge, bunco and bingo groups and played almost five days a week. She enjoyed playing cards with her daughter and taking on her family in "King's Corners", Monopoly and "Chicken Foot" during the holidays. Mema was known for being a lot of fun and very social. At any wedding or party, she was usually the first on the dance floor and the last one to leave. She loved a good book and was especially fond of Friday night movie nights and dinners with her daughter, and her husband and their friends. She enjoyed the symphony and theater and was able to travel to many new and exciting places in the U.S. She "spoiled" her grandchildren with her famous "Mema Mac and Cheese."
Mema will be missed tremendously by family and friends. A Scottsdale funeral has been set for February 25, 1 p.m. at Messinger Mortuary located at 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, 85251 with interment beside her husband at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana. The family requests that any charitable donations in Pauline's name please be made to Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation located at 2929 E. Camelback Rd Suite 122, Phoenix, 85016. Memo on check should read WINGS/Pauline Harris.

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