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Perlie Mixon, Sr.
Jan 24, 1905 - Sep 21, 1962

Perlie Mixon Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Perlie Mixon, 57, who died at the family residence, 617 North Main street Friday, were held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Baptist church, and Rev. J. C. Coffey, Baptist minister.

Mixon was formerly employed at the Bethlehem Supply Company plant here.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, Billy, Perlie, Jr. and Johnny Mixon, all of Corsicana; Wiley Mixon, Beaumont; Leonard Mixon, Topeka, Kan.; four daughters, Mrs. James Bell, Irving; Mrs. S. Q. Kellum, Garland; Mrs. Raymond Howell, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Jackie Dunlap, Corsicana; nine grandchildren, four brothers, Jesse Mixon, Ocilla, Ga.; Otto Mixon, Savanah, Ga.; W. C. Mixon, Willacoochee, Ga.; and James O. Mixon, Lakeland, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. P. H. Gibbs, Tipton, Ga.; Mrs. Clayton Daniels and Mrs. Thomas H. McMillan, both of Alpha, Ga., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Emmett Finley, Henry Higgins, Raymond Howell, Jackie Dunlap, James Bell and S. Q. Kellum.

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Frances Lottie (Mixon) Kellum-Landers
Dec 23, 1935 - Oct 6, 2018

Frances Lottie Landers of Corsicana, Texas passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018. She was born December 23, 1935 in Navarro County to Perlie Mixon and Mary Louise Higgins Mixon.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Oland Kellum; grandsons Robert Cook and Pete Kellum Jr.; siblings, Bill Mixon, Johnny Mixon, Dot Bell, Wiley Mixon.

She is survived by companion, Randall David Cantrell; children, Charlotte Bearden, Pete Kellum, Darvin Kellum, Bill Kellum, Chris Kellum. Siblings, Martha Ann Howell, Perlie Mixon, Buddy Mixon, Helen Dunlap. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family members.

Visitation will be 5-7 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 12:00 pm Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Butch Boatright officiating.
 

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Willis S. Q. Kellum 2nd husband unknown Landers; d/o Perlie Mixon, Sr. & Mary Louise (Higgins) Mixon

John Colorado Decker
Aug 11, 1895 - Dec 22, 1962

John Decker Rites Monday

John Decker, 67, retired employe of Kirard Oil Corporation, 208 Mamie avenue, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon after becoming ill at the Pete O’Daniel barn and stables on West Seventh avenue.

Decker was at O’Daniels where a granddaughter, Robbie Sue Boyd of Corsicana, was horseback riding. He is reported to have started to light his pipe and collapsed.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Decker, Houston; a son, Bill Decker, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Zack Boyd, Corsicana; three grandchildren, Robbie Sue Boyd, Corsicana; Edith and Jane Decker, both of Houston, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from McCammon Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert V. Lindsey, pastor of Wesley Methodist church.

Pallbearers were David Burnett, Roy Jones, J. J. Teague, George Nokes, George Robertson and S. L. Brashear.

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Bettie Jane (Hopkins) Decker
May 7, 1897 - Aug 18, 1971

Decker

Mrs. John Decker, 74, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Hopkins County, she was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Reaves officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Decker is survived by one son, William B. Decker of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Zack (Eula Mae) Boyd of Corsicana; one brother, Wylie Hopkins of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Archie Fiddler of Roswell, N.M., Mrs. Cecil Barker of Amarillo; Mrs. Ethan Allen Sr. of Fort Worth and Mrs. Rosa Barker of Amarillo; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be T. T. Ross, Bill Turner, Silas Fry, Charlie Ellington, John Reed, C. E. Hutchinson, Johnny B. Smith and Lee Brashear.

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John Benjamin “Johnny” Gordon
Dec 21, 1924 - Sep 9, 1962

CWO J. B. Gordon Is Found Dead On Marine Base

Chief Warrant Officer Johnny B. Gordon, 37, U. S. Marines, was found dead in his barracks at El Toro Marine Base, Calif., when he did not report Wednesday, according to a telegram received Friday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Gordon, South Thirty-Ninth street. The message said the warrant officer apparently died Sunday.

Surviving are his parents of Corsicana; two brothers, D. A. Gordon, Fort Worth, and Roy Allen Gordon, Corsicana; eight sisters, Mrs. Jack Smith, Mrs. Cody Brown, Mrs. Nick McCollum and Mrs. Robert Burch, all of Corsicana; Mrs. L. J. Hawker and Mrs. R. M. Kinnemore both of Fort Worth; Mrs. John Gergmo, Illinois, and Mrs. Don T. Wilton, California, and other relatives.

The body will be returned to Corsicana for funeral services and burial but advices are being awaited from the government.

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Johnny Gordon Rites Monday

Funeral services for WO2 Johnny B. Gordon, 37, U. S. Marine, who died in his barracks at El Toro Marine Base, Calif., September 9, were scheduled Monday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Chaplain Randle Rogers of the U. S. Navy, Dallas, conducts the rites.

Gordon had 20 years active service with the Marines and was a veteran of world War II and the Korean conflict. He received the Navy and an Army presidential citation, along with four good conduct medals.

A memorial service was held at the Marine chapel last Monday, Sept. 17.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Gordon, Corsicana; two brothers, D. A. Gordon, Fort Worth, and Roy Allen Gordon, Corsicana; eight sisters, Mrs. Jack Smith, Mrs. Cody Brown, Mrs. Nick McCollum and Mrs. Robert Burch, all of Corsicana; Mrs. L. J. Hawker and Mrs. R. M. Kinnemore both of Fort Worth; Mrs. John Gergmo, Illinois, and Mrs. Don T. Wilton, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be from U. S. Marine Reserve Detachment of Dallas.

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Billie Pauline (Fowler) McCurrin
Oct 3, 1912 - Jul 30, 1962

Mrs. McCurrin Expires Monday

Mrs. Billie Pauline McCurrin, 49, wife of J. B. McCurrin, 203 East First Avenue, died in Baylor hospital, Dallas, Monday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, Mrs. McCurrin was a member of the Pursley Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, of Corsicana; a son, James McCurrin, Gila Bend, Ariz; a daughter, Mrs. Billie Jo Williams, Kerens; two grandsons, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fowler, Corsicana; three brothers, Joe Fowler, Purdon; Aubrey Fowler, Corsicana, and Edral Fowler, New Mexico; a sister, Mrs. Ona Lee, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Pete McCurrin, Pat McCurrin, A. J. McCurrin, Lathan Fowler, Eddie Lee Fowler, Sam Horvath, Wendell Ware, and Nolen E. Buchanan.

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James Bethel McCurrin
Aug 26, 1905 - Jan 8, 1963

J. B. McCurrin Dies Tuesday

J.B. McCurrin, 57, machinist, died suddenly at his residence, 203 East First avenue, Tuesday afternoon. He was employed at the Corsicana Grader and Machine Company plant.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

McCurrin was a member of the Bazette Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Billie Jo Williams, Corsicana; a son, James McCurrin, Gila Bend, Ariz.; two grandchildren, three brothers, L. E. McCurrin, Olney; Letcher McCurrin, Corsicana, and Edgar McCurrin, Lubbock; three sisters, Miss Mabell McCurrin, Mrs. E. W. Taylor and Mrs. W. A. Peden, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be James Simington, A. D. Burleson, Floyd Chapman, Bill Follis, Robert Horne and Wendell Ware.

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Services Held J. B. McCurrin

Fineal rites for J. B. McCurrin, 57-year-old machinist, found dead at his home, 203 East First avenue Tuesday afternoon, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Joe H. Wilbanks, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park. He was a member of the Bazette Baptist church.

Judge Grover Bowden, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Billie Jo Williams, Corsicana; a son, James McCurrin, Gila Bend, Ariz.; two grandchildren, three brothers, L. E. McCurrin, Olney; Letcher McCurrin, Corsicana, and Edgar McCurrin, Lubbock; three sisters, Miss Mabell McCurrin, Mrs. E. W. Taylor and Mrs. W. A. Peden, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be James Simington, A. D. Burleson, Floyd Chapman, Bill Follis, Robert Horne and Wendell Ware.

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Ollie Hester (McCurrin) Peden
Sep 25, 1914 - Sep 3, 1971

Peden

Mrs. Ollie Peden, Rte. 1, Corsicana, died shortly before 1 a.m. Friday in Twilight Home. She was a member of the Pursley Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles W. Pringle officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She is survived by her husband, W. A. Peden, Corsicana; three brothers, Letcher McCurrin, Corsicana; Earl McCurrin, Olney, and Edgar McCurrin; Plano; two sister, Mrs. Ruby Taylor and Miss Maybelle McCurrin, both of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Don Ray McCurrin, Pete McCurrin, Pat McCurrin, Charles McCurrin, A. J. Taylor and Vernon Greer.

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Jo Jean Peden, Miss
Apr 27, 1934 - Jun 11, 1965

Hold Services Jo Jean Peden

Funeral services for Miss Jo Jean Peden, 31-year-old nurse, fatally injured in an automobile collision near Irving late Thursday night, were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. form the Griffin Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. George Farrar of Irving.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Peden, Route 3, Corsicana (Pickett), and a grandmother, Mrs. Fannie Peden, Henrietta, and several uncles, aunts and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. R. G. Hainen, W. C. Malone and James P Black, Jr., all of Irving; W. Lewis dAvid, Bryan and Corsicana; M. E. Harper, Richland, and Ralph Stell Corsicana.

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Clarence Eugene “Gene” Allen
Oct 23, 1882 - Jun 29, 1962

C. E. Allen,79, Dies Friday, Rites Sunday

C. E. Allen, aged 79 years, retired contractor and long-time Corsicana resident, died at his home, 1421 West Park Avenue, Friday evening.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

He was a member of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, a brother, six sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Wallace, Frank Cartlidge, Haskel Gray, Jim Parks, Albert Bell, Charles Copeland, Clarence Crowson and Pleas Mitchell.

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Edgar Gabriel Allen
Mar 15, 1884 - Jan 6, 1963

Tuesday Rites For E. G. Allen

Funeral services for E. G. Allen, 78, retired oil field worker, who died Sunday night in Memorial hospital, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church, of which he was a member. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph A. Durant, Waco; two granddaughters, Mrs. Bruce Phillips, Fort Hood, and Mrs. T. G. Shivers, Waco; seven great-grandchildren, two brothers, Bert Allen, Archer City, and Osborne Allen, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Chirafis, Billy Gene Ford, J. W. Ford, C. H. Allen, W. D. Bennett and Jack Barton.

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Ada Dicie (Ford) Allen-Owen
Apr 19, 1896 - Mar 22, 1975

Mrs. Owen

Mrs. Ada F. Owen, 78, former longtime resident of Corsicana, died Saturday in Waco where she had lived for the past 10 years. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Chapel in Waco, followed by 4:30 p.m. graveside rites and burial at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Joseph A. Durant of Alice Spring, Australia; one granddaughter, Mrs. Tom Shivers of Houston; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, D. H. Ford of Iowa Park; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Bagby of Duncan, Okla.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Mar 23, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Edgar Gabriel Allen 2nd Melvin Weaver Owen; d/o John Alexander Ford & Charlsey Josephine “Josie” (Keller) Ford

Hugh Burton Dunn
Oct 29, 1897 - Aug 21, 1961

Hugh B. Dunn Rites Tuesday

Hugh B. Dunn, 63, retired Southern Pacific Lines employe, 1615 Columbia, died in Memorial Hospital late Monday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Bruton, Paris, France; five grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Dunn, Denison; two brothers, Earl Dunn, Denison, and Burt Dunn, California; four sisters, Mrs. Lela Wilson, Mrs. Zola Mae Young and Mrs. Guy Cook, all of Denison, and Mrs. Hazel Metcalf, Garland; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Glen Owens, Jerry Roe, A. H. Donohoo, Jack Flynn, Charlie Beckham, W. L. Holman, Kirke Steele and J. Mack Jones.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 22, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Archie Bell (Crittenden) Dunn buried Fairview cemetery, Denison, TX. 2nd wife Ruby Irene (Findley) Dunn; s/o Jessie Hamilton Dunn & Lucy J. (Reynolds) Dunn

E. C. Mathis
Jul 13, 1928 - Oct 21, 1962

S-Sgt. Mathis Services Set

S-Sgt. E. C. Mathis, 34, USAF, died in San Antonio Sunday.

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

The services will be conducted by an Air Force chaplain and Air Force pallbearers.

A native of Wichita Falls, Sgt. Mathis was reared in Corsicana. He has been in the Air Force 14 years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, John D. and James D. Mathis and a daughter, June Mathis all of San Antonio; parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Mathis, 612 North Ninth street; two brothers, R. T. Mathis, San Antonio and L. V. Mathis, Dallas and other relatives.

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Mark Shane Robinson
Aug 6, 1962 - Aug 15, 1962

Robinson Child Rites Thursday

Mark Shane Robinson, nine-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bose Robinson, Route 2, Corsicana, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday night.

Graveside rites were held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park with Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of Calvary Baptist church in charge.

Surviving are the parents, six brothers, Jude, Emmett, Daniel, Dywane, Michael and Kevin Dale Robinson, all of Corsicana and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bose E. Robinson, Houston, and Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Whitley, Rockdale.

Corley directed.

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Raymond Everett Wossum
May 17, 1962 - Jun 24, 1962

Wossum Infant Dies Sunday

Raymond Everett Wossum, five-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ray Wossum, Route 1, Eureka, died Sunday morning in John Sealy Hospital, Galveston.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, and Rev. Jimmie Mobley, Methodist minister of Mineral Wells.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Wossum, Corsicana, and Mrs. Minnie Smith, Eureka; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Wossum, Corsicana, and Mrs. H. I. Singleton, Eureka, and other relatives.

McCammon directs.

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Linda Sue Young
Died Jul 18, 1962

Hold Services For Infant

Funeral services for Linda Sue Young, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Young of Dallas, who died Wednesday night in a Dallas hospital, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Davis, Baptist minister.

Surviving are the parents of Dallas; a sister, Doris Charlene, and a brother, David Charles Young, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Brewer and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Young, all of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul 21, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (unable to find a death certificate) d/o Charles Haden Young and Patsy Ann (Brewer) Young (Charles is buried in Providence cemetery)

Cora Allene “Granny” (Kent) Vise
Nov 12, 1879 - Jul 21, 1962

Mrs. Cora Vise Dies Saturday

Mrs. Cora Vise, 82, died Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Eureka Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Reeves, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Chester Vise, Corsicana fireman; a daughter, Mrs. Ester Coffield, Eureka; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Lynn McGehee, Gary Estes, Bill Southard, Ziggy Graham, David Lipscomb and Robert Weaver.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul. 21, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Hosey Vise buried Elm Branch cemetery, Bardwell, TX; d/o Marion Daniel Kent & Floretta Winfred (Jacks) Kent buried Greene Graveyard, Cleburne, Tx.

Robert Chatham Dunham
Aug 12, 1888 - Dec 18, 1962

R. C. Dunham Services Held

Last rites for Robert Chatham Dunham, an employe of the Corsicana street department, were conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Eureka Presbyterian church.

Conducting were the Revs. Denzil Wright, H. M. Bailey and James T. Hardie.

Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery. Eureka Lodge Masons were in charge of graveside rites.

Dunham died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday at the age of 74.

Surviving are his wife, and three daughters—Miss Elizabeth Dunham and Mrs. Bobby Nell DeMoss, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jean Kent, Kerens; a foster son, W. H. Howard, Dallas; two grandchildren; a brother, J. T. Dunham, Graham; a sister, Mrs. C. W. Howard, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roger Johnston, Aaron Montgomery, Sam, Thomas, O. A. Denbow, Brice Bonner, Alton Fowler, Don Chandler and Alton Justiss.

Griffin directed.

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William Thomas “Billy” Robinson, Jr.
Jan 16, 1918 - Apr 1, 1959

B. T. Robinson Rites Friday

Funeral services for Billy T. Robinson, 40, of Streetman, killed in an automobile accident near Wortham on Highway 14 Wednesday night, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Elmo church. Burial was in the St. Elmo cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev, Cecil Thompson, pastor of the First Baptist church at Streetman assisted by Rev. L. G. Lee.

Robinson, employed by a road construction concern, was a World War II veteran, having served from Australia to the Philippines.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Modine Robinson, and mother, Mrs. Belle Robinson, both of Streetman; a brother, L. L. Robinson, Pasadena; two sisters, Mrs. W. G. Slade, Streetman, and Mrs. W. F. Roberts, Jr., Waco; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Pillans, Glen Coker, Bill Weatherall, Randal Robinson, Loyd Robinson, Edward Compton, Ralph Sims, Jr., and Jim Pillans.

Corley directed.

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Modene (Barker) Robinson
Nov 23, 1914 - Sep 12, 1970

Mrs. Robinson Dies Saturday

Mrs. Modine Robinson, 65, native of Winkler, died Saturday in Irving. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church. The Rev. Danny Sledge officiated. Burial was in St. Elmo Cemetery at Eureka with nephews as pallbearers.

She is survived by two brothers, Ray and Ellis Barker both of Dallas; eight sisters, Mrs. Hazel Grayson and Mrs. Ann Lehden, both of Dallas; Mrs. C. O. Coker of Eureka; Mrs. D. E. Coker of Navarro; Mrs. L. D. Moody of Corsicana; Mrs. L. B. Haydon of Fairfield; Mrs. Jimmy Darden of Lancaster and Miss Syble Barker of Mexia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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LaVane Lee Robinson
Jun 8, 1910 - Jan 23, 1971

Robinson Rites

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Baptist Church in Streetman for LaVane Robinson, 60, a resident of Pasadena, who died Saturday in Houston. The rev. Leonard Lee officiated, and burial was in the St. Elmo Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Pasadena; three sons, Johnny B. and Gerald of Pasadena and Gary of Pearland; two daughters, Mrs. Macye Jenkins and Mrs. Glenda Green of Pasadena; ten grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Belle Robinson of Streetman; two sisters, Mrs. Mona Slade of Streetman and Mrs. Caddy Roberts of Waco; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ercel Evans, Irby Compton, Lloyd Robinson, Billy Roberts, Mike Roberts and R. V. Evans.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan. 25, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ella B. (Rogers) Robinson married Feb 21, 1931 buried Grandview Memorial Park, Pasadena, Tx; s/o William Thomas Robinson, Sr. & Addie Belle (Anderson) Robinson

James Pressley Robinson, Sr.
Jan. 30, 1913 - Apr. 8, 1992

J. P. Robinson

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Streetman for J. P. Robinson, 84, of Streetman, who died Thursday at his residence in Streetman, J. T. Blackstone, Church of Christ minister, will officiate, and burial will be at St. Elmo Cemetery in Winkler. Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct. He was a retired farmer, rancher and grocery store owner.

He had lived at Streetman 55 years, and Married the former Jessie Lewis January 16, 1908.

Survivors include his widow; three sons, Lloyd Robinson, Randall Robinson, and J. P. Robinson, Jr., all of Streetman; five daughters, Mrs. J. W. Baker of Fairfield, Mrs. Lena Cate and Mrs. Marvin Hausey of Fort Worth, Mrs. Lanelle Clark of Tyler, and Mrs. Wallace Lavender of Waco; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb. 23, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jessie Mary (Lewis) Robinson married Jan 16, 1908; s/o John Lee Robinson & Caroline May (Grayson) Robinson

William Lloyd Robinson
Sep 22, 1917 - Nov 8, 2007

Funeral services were held this week for William Lloyd Robinson, 90, of Streetman who died Sunday, Nov. 11 at his home.

Mr. Robinson was born Sept. 22, 1917 in Streetman to James Pressly and Jesse Lewis Robinson.

He served in the United States Army during World War II in Burma, China and India.

Mr. Robinson was a member of Kirvin Baptist Church and enjoyed playing dominoes and fishing.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Wyatt Tisdale and James Huffstetler officiating.

Burial was at St. Elmo Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Thomas Griffin, Robert Cockrell, Tommy Bonner, Bill Baker, Joe Neal Baker, Tim Chamberlain and Steve Chamberlain.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Army WWII
  • 1st wife Lillie Grace (Frost) Robinson 2nd wife Tiny Mae (Payne) Griffin- Robinson s/o James Pressley Robinson, Sr. and Jessie Mary (Lewis) Robinson

Calvin Lewis Howell
Feb 28, 1942 - Mar 2, 2020

Calvin Lewis Howell, 78, of Cedar Hill, TX passed away on March 02, 2020.

He is survived by his wife: Sue Howell; daughter & son in law: Luann & John Holcomb; son & daughter in law: Gaylen & Valerie Howell; granddaughter: Brittany Allen; sister: Bobbie Howell.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of West/Hurtt Funeral Home on Thursday - March 05, 2020 from 5 - 7:00 P.M.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday - March 06, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. in the Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, 700 W. FM 2555, Corsicana, TX 75110 with Pastor Mike Thornhill, officiating.
 

Notes:

  • West-Hurtt Funeral Home, DeSoto, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Dorothy Laverne (Martin) Howell 2nd wife Sue (unk) Howell s/o Odell Loyd Howell and Alma Lee (Fletcher) Howell

John Walter Howell
Dec 10, 1890 - Feb 18, 1976

J. W. Howell

Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for John W. Howell, 85, resident of Corsicana, who died this morning at Memorial Hospital.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Jimmy Palmer of Kilgore; a brother, Sammy Howell of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Sidney Henry and Mrs. G. W. Watkins, both of Corsicana; a granddaughter and a grandson.

John Howell

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for John W. Howell, 85, resident of Corsicana, who died at Memorial Hospital Wednesday.

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Howard White and Claude Holcomb, Church of Christ minister, will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

He was a member of the College Hill Church of Christ.

Pallbearers will be B. C. NeSmith, Raymond Gunter, Truly Etheredge, C. F. Dominy, Gene Bonner, Duren Norris, James Nelson, and Nick McCollum.

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Lemuel Carroll Howell, Jr.
Aug 21, 1907 - Feb 7, 1965

L. C. Howell Dies Sunday

L. C. Howell, 57, oil field worker, native of Jacksonville, died in Memorial hospital Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral rites were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Larry and John Howell, and a daughter, Annie Lee Howell, all of Corsicana; two brothers, J. V. Howell, Corpus Christi, and J. S. Howell, Arlington, Va., six sisters, Mrs. W. E. Percival, Mrs. Hermon Pope, Mrs. J. M. Goodman, all of Corsicana; Mrs. E. F. Hamberlin, Whitney; Mrs. Carrie Adams and Mrs. Dale Sanders, both of Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. H. Cox, R. G. Crumbly, T. G. Haynes, Eddie King, Claud Bone and W. D. Bennett.

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James Oren Crowder
Jun 14, 1901 - Jan 4, 1962

J. O. Crowder Rites Sunday

Final rites for J. O. Crowder will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with C. B. Holcomb, minister, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana the past few years, Mr. Crowder, 60, died of a heart attack Thursday. Surviving are four sons, Buchanan Crowder, Anton; Alford Lewis Crowder, San Benito, Calif., and Felix Samuel Crowder and James Walter Crowder, both of Shallowater; four daughters, Mrs. Ozella Hardin, Corsicana; Mrs. Cora Barnes, Hoggly, Ariz.; Mrs. Jo Ellen McDonald, Shallowater, and Mrs. Barbara Kemp, Ardmore, Okla.; five brothers, Lonnie and Dewey Crowder, both of Lubbock; Hugh Crowder, Lawton, Okla.; Ira Crowder, Oklahoma City; Tom Crowder, Oklahoma; one half-sister, Mrs. Pearl Wicket, Lawton, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be T. D. Watkins, James Moore, R. D. Betterton, Odell Templin, Jake McElroy and B. V. Jackson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 6, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Betty Lou (Lovelady) Crowder (Divorced per death certificate); s/o Thomas Nickolas Crowder and Loga Ann (Seales) Crowder

Dora (Robnett) Henson
May 27, 1873 - Mar 18, 1962

Mrs. Henson Dies Sunday

Graveside rites for Mrs. Dora Henson, 88, who died Sunday in Kilgore, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Hamilton Cemetery.

Corley is handling local arrangements.

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Final Rites For Mrs. Henson Held Tuesday

Graveside rites for Mrs. Henson, 88, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Hamilton cemetery. She died Sunday in a Gladewater hospital.

Earlier services were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Tyler.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Ruby Gilstrap, of Frankston, and other relatives.

Corley Handled local arrangements.

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James Thomas David “Jim” Henson
Jan 7, 1878 - Aug 31, 1953

J. T. Henson Dies Monday Morning

James Thomas Henson, 75, farmer, Route 3 Corsicana, die at his home Monday morning following an illness of three weeks.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Burks-Walker-Tippitt Funeral Chapel with a graveside service Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hamilton cemetery southwest of Corsicana.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clayton Featherston, pastor of the Lake Park Bible Baptist church of Tyler.

A native of Alabama, Henson had resided at Tyler 19 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dora Henson, Tyler; a son, J. H. Henson, Tyler; four daughters, Mrs. J. W. Burton, Kilgore; Mrs. Ben Mekslip and Mrs. W. C. Lucas, both of Highlands, Texas, and Mrs. L. D. Gilstrap, Tyler; a brother, W. W. Henson, , Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Garcia and Mrs. Laura Davis, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Susie Pollock, Michawaka, Ind.; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jimmie D., Billie G., Leon and David Burton, and Jim and Louis Garcia, Jr.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 31, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lola (Robnett) Henson married Nov. 13, 1898 2nd wife Dora (Robnett) Henson; s/o James R. “Jim” Henson & Nancy Ann (Dover) Henson

Wheeler Wilson Henson
Jun 1, 1888 - Mar 7, 1975

W. W. Henson

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for W. W. Henson, 86, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rosie Lee Henson of Corsicana; a son, Hershel Neil Henson of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Rasco of Corsicana and Mrs. Helen Wick of San Antonio; two granddaughters, Mrs. Mary Amon of Waco and Mrs. Helen Tapley of Mineola; four great-granddaughters, a sister, Mrs. Laura Davis, of Corsicana; a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Herbert French, J. W. French, Louis Arnold Garcia, Lonnie Amon, David Tapley, and James McGaugh.

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Josephine Violet (Wooley) Goodwin
Feb 27, 1908 - Oct 16, 1964

Mrs. Goodwin Dies Friday

Mrs. J. T. Goodwin, 57, the former Josephine Wooley of Corsicana, died in Houston Friday morning following a several months illness.

Funeral services will be held in Houston sometime Monday with burial there.

Mrs. Goodwin was a member of the 1924 Corsicana High School class.

Surviving are her husband of Houston; two sons, James Goodwin, Austin, and John Goodwin, Houston; several grandchildren, mother, Mrs. J. H. Wooley, Corsicana; two brothers, W. Hubert Wooley, Corsicana, and Guy M. Wooley, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Mosteller, Dallas and Mrs. Karen Ficklin, Lubbock, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct. 16, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Josephine was a junior in 1924 and a Senior in 1925 as listed in the yarbooks
  • w/o James Terrell Goodwin d/o John Henry Wooley and Lou Anna (McDaniel) Wooley
  • Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Tx.

Louis Whitfield Tanner
Oct. 11, 1891 - Mar. 8, 1964

Louis W. Tanner Dies Sunday

Louis W. Tanner, 73, of Route 1, Dawson (Union High) died in Memorial hospital Sunday afternoon.

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

Tanner wasw a member of the Shady Grove Baptist church. He was a native Texan.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Wylie Smith, pastor of the Shady Grove church, assisted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Union High; a son, L. W. Tanner, Corsicana; three stepsons, J. W. Benton, Houston; J. Rex Benton, Purdon; and Billy Benton, Hobbs, N.M.; seven daughters, Mrs. W. E. Nunn, Ennis; Mrs. John H. Burleson, Hamlin; Mrs. Thomas Dyer, Purdon; Mrs. Jesse Prater, Corsicana; Mrs. Bobbie Land and Mrs. Reba Lamb, both of Dawson, and Mrs. Joseph Pitts, Houston; two brothers, Gene Tanner, Dawson, and Elmer Tanner, Purdon; 33 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Doyle, Leonard, J. C., Edward, Ray and Fred Tanner, all nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar. 9, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lillie (unk) Tanner married Mar. 30, 1912 (marriage record says Lillie Tanner) 2nd wife Ola Mable (Cox) Benton-Tanner married Oct. 13, 1929 s/o Clemuel Lemuel Tanner and Adella (Killough) Tanner

Robert Lee Russell
Dec 6, 1925 - May 25, 1962

Rites Pending For Man Killed By Electricity

Funeral arrangements for Robert Lee Russell, 37-year-old negro fatally injured in the Elm Flat community near Powell, Friday, were pending Saturday in that one of the relatives will come from Alaska. The body is at Scott’s Funeral Home here.

Russell was fatally injured as he and two other negro men were removing a pump from a well across the road from the Hicks grocery store and a pipe came in contact with an electric power line.

Russell received the greatest part of the electric charge and was brought to Memorial hospital but efforts to revive him were futile. The other three men received shocks and were burned but reportedly were treated at Memorial and later released.

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Allie Glenn
May 16, 1905 - Jan. 6, 1974

Allie Glenn

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Silent Grove Baptist Church in Cheneyboro for Allie Glenn, 75, of Dallas, who died Sunday in Dallas. He was a native of Cheneyboro.

Burial will be at Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro. Arrangements are with the Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana.

Survivors include a brother Roy Glenn of Trinidad; three nephews, Clinton Glenn of Los Angeles, Calif., and James Glenn and A. C. Glenn of Dallas; and a host of other relatives.

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Laura Jeanette "Nettie" (Bonner) Mosley-McGee
Feb 25, 1878 - Jul 11, 1964

237 Survivors Are Left By Mrs. McGee, 86

Mrs. Nettie McGee, 86, died at the Hilliard-Bryan home Saturday afternoon. She had 237 living descendants.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Nichols. Grandsons were pallbearers.

Surviving are two sons, Robert and Odis Mosley, both of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Ercie McCarty, Graham; Mrs. Annie Coker, Mrs. May Boyte, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Nobie Perry and Mrs. Myrtle Stevenson, both of Dallas; and Mrs. Abie Burkhalter, Rice; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Burton, Kilgore; Mrs. Lena Pruett, Louisiana, and Mrs. Addie Mosley, Red River County, Texas; 76 grandchildren, 141 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Lola May (Petty) Grace-Nutt
Jan 29, 1894 - May 8, 1959

Mrs. Mae Nutt Rites Saturday

Mrs. Mae Nutt, 65, native of Navarro county, died at her home in Eureka early Friday afternoon.

Funeral services are slated Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Eureka Methodist church with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Mobley, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, retired Presbyterian minister, formerly of Eureka.

Surviving are two sons, J. P. Grace, San Diego, Calif., and F. D. Nutt, Eureka; four daughters, Mrs. J. R. Colburn, Kilgore; Mrs. S. J. Thomas, Mrs. C. E. Flanagan, Eureka, and Mrs. L. G. Blackman, all of Eureka; two brothers, Tommy Petty, Eureka, and Clarence Petty, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Parker, Texas City; Mrs. Gladys McMillon, Houston, and Mrs. O. E. Pritchett, Fort Worth; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Walter Birdie Pickett
Aug 29, 1896 - Nov 21, 1959

Walter Pickett Services Held

Funeral services for Walter B. Pickett, 63, Hillsboro, were held from the Marshall and Marshall chapel in Hillsboro Monday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Bob Scrutchens, pastor of the First Baptist church, Hillsboro, of which Pickett was a member.

Pickett died Saturday. Burial was in the Board Tree cemetery near Dawson.

He was reared in Navarro county but had been living in Hill county for three years. His wife is the former, Atta Traytor. He formerly lived at Birome.

Survivors include the wife, and ten sons; Kenneth, Robert, Donald Ray, Billy Joe, Willie and Lester Pickett, all of Hillsboro; James Hal, Wayne and Charles, all of Dallas; and Dwayne, Fort Worth; one brothers, Roy Pickett, Dawson.

Pallbearers were Romain Belnert, Thomas Jackson, Roy Pope, L. C. Ilfresh, Johnny Simecek and Nils Lindquist.

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A. J. Robinson, Sr.
Mar 7, 1921 - Dec 5, 1976

Wake service will be held Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary for A. J. Robinson, 54, resident of Dallas and former resident of Corsicana who died Sunday in Dallas. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Goodwill Baptist Church in Streetman. Burial will be in the Birdston Valley Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Mr. A. J. Robinson Jr., and David Robinson both of Dallas; one daughter, Miss Bernice Robinson of Dallas, Mrs. Freeman Robinson of Dallas; five brothers, James Paul Robinson, Bob C Robinson, Claude Robinson all of Dallas, Edward C. Robinson of Houston and Aubry Robinson of St. Louis, Missouri; five sisters, Mrs. Margie Jackson, Mrs. Lillia Ford, Mrs. Resa Mae Robinson, and Mrs. Thelma Smallwood all of Dallas and Mrs. Willie Maude of Shreveport, La., and other relatives.

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Billy Bob Watkins
Aug 3, 1927 - Jan 16, 2017

 
Billy Bob Watkins of Emhouse, Texas passed away at home on Monday morning, January 16, 2017 at the age of 89. He was born August 3, 1927 in Emhouse, Texas to Robert and Mattie Watkins. He was a member of Emhouse Baptist Church. Billy was a Dallas Cowboy's fan. He enjoyed fishing and playing penny slot machines.

He is preceded in death by his parents; infant son Billy Bruce Watkins; brothers, Jimmy, Earl, Robert and Ernest Watkins; sister, Mamie Ruth Bennett.

He is survived by his wife, Virgie Lee Davis Watkins; children, William Lee Watkins and wife Lilly and Debora Kay Watkins Andrews; grandchildren, Justin McKnight and husband Daniel Dickson, Amy Lee Raabe and husband Chris, Sherry Amanda Watkins, Sarah Ashley Watkins Cheek and Jordan Scott Young. He is also survived by two great grandchildren, Kayleigh Berlin and Zayden Young.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Black Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jordan Young, Royce Praytor, Justin McKnight, Chris Raabe, Joe Hernandez and Thomas Nevill.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Virgie Lee (Davis) Watkins; s/o Robert Irving Watkins & Mattie Pearl (Hopkins) Watkins (son Billy Bruce Watkins is buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery)

Virgie Lee (Davis) Watkins
Dec 27, 1935 - Aug 4, 2019
 
Virgie Watkins, 83 of Emhouse passed on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at her residence. She was born December 27, 1935 in Barry, Texas to Thomas M. Davis and Eithel Hanna Davis.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Bob Watkins; infant son Billy Bruce Watkins; sisters, Mary McManus, Adelle Gray, Joyce Grucholski and Doris Norman and brother, Thomas Davis.

She is survived by her children, William Lee Watkins and wife Lilly and Debora Kay Watkins Andrews; grandchildren, Justin McKnight and husband Daniel Dickson, Amy Leigh Raabe, Mandy and husband Trey Prosper, Sarah Cheek and Josh Saul and Jordan Young and Crystal Christian. She is also survived by three great grandchildren, Kayleigh Berlin, Zayden Young and Alaska Saul; sisters, Maudie Wilson, Avy Marie Davis and Bobbie Derden.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eric Larsen officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Billy Bob Watkins; d/o Thomas Myrtle Davis & Ethel (Hanna) Ridings-Davis buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery (son Billy Bruce Watkins is buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery)

Sandra Sue “Sandy” (Wright) Kendrick
Dec 16, 1952 - Apr 28, 2021

A much-loved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Sandra Kendrick, of Plano, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home April 28, 2021 with her family present. She had bravely confronted and fought breast cancer. She was born December 16, 1952 in Dallas, Texas, and resided in Plano, Texas for over 15 years.

She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Wright, brother Larry Wright, and nieces and nephews Shannon Krueger, Cristi Hartsook, Kelley Nolan, Jason Wright, and Josh Wright, as well as great nieces and nephews and many friends.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Ed Kendrick, her father Leon Wright, and her sister Brenda Davis.

She was loved and will be missed by many. “She fought a good fight, she kept the faith, she won the race!”

Notes:

  • Written by Written by Cristi Hartsook & Kelley Nolan
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Eddie Giles Kendrick d/o Leon Paul Wright and Evelyn Maude (Barr) Wright
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

Grover Tarleton Phelps
Mar 8, 1883 - Jul 28, 1963

G. T. Phelps Dies At 80; Barry Resident

Funeral services for Grover T. Phelps, who died in Memorial hospital early Sunday morning, were held at the Corley chapel Monday at 4 p.m.

The Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of Memorial Baptist church, conducted, and burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Phelps, 80, was a native of Henderson county but moved to the Barry community 20 years ago. He was a retired emloye of the Corsicana Cotton Mill.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Douglas York and Mrs. Ima Jean Curry, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Orville Shelton, Farmers Branch; Mrs. Jim Wyatt, Wilmer; Mrs. Roy Grimmett, Barry, and Mrs. Buck Womack, Clovis, N. M.; three sons, James Phelps, Corsicana; A. T. Phelps, Irving; and Buddy Farish, Dallas, and 20 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were L. G. Coker, Clifton Russell, Odie Blackmon, Coy Clay, Riley Shipman and Jack Abbie.

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Eva (Lindsey) Patterson
Feb 26, 1902 - Jun 13, 1975

Mrs. Patterson

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Eva Patterson, 73, resident of Emhouse, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Nathan Daniels and Rev. Leroy Reeves will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was a native of Emhouse and a lifelong resident of Navarro County. Her husband, J. L. Patterson preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1974.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Leon Stough of Corsicana; a grandson, Carl Stough of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Kim Stough of Corsicana, a sister, Mrs. Tom Barlow of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorial be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pallbearers include J. D. Hope, Keely Anderson, Frank Seeley, Jr., F. H. Washburn, D. W. McDaniels, and George Regan.

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Millard Olvie Patterson
Apr 22, 1903 - Jan 27, 1970

M. O. Patterson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Millard O. Patterson, 66, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. T. F. Donald officiating, assisted by the Rev. Joe Hixon. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Patterson a retired employe of the maintenance department of the Texas Highway Department, was a native of Byrd. He had lived in Corsicana for the past 40 years and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; one brother, L. D. Patterson of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tommie J. Bates, Roy A. Brown, Ernest L. Tackett, Horace H. Collins, Norvel Coker, Clinton T. Coker, John P. Travis and Hobert E. Marshall.

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Eugene Victoral/Victor Roberts
Oct 24, 1894 - Jul 27, 1962

Eugene Roberts Rites Saturday

Eugene V. Roberts, 67, retired carpenter, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Bert Mercer, minister of the West Side Church of Christ, conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Jake R. Roberts, Fort Worth, and Horton Roberts, Mesquite; two daughters, Mrs. D. D. Brammer, Rhome, and Mrs. Jean Jones, Fort Worth; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, Harper Roberts, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Dunnington, Peoria, Ill., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. E. Roberts, Fred Roberts, Sidney Nowell, Nolan Barker, Jerry Brammer and Truman Nowell.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Jul. 28, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Artie Manile (Smith) Roberts; s/o Granville Hale Roberts & Sarah Ann (Eady?) Roberts (another source says s/o W. H. Roberts)

Wallace B. “Robbie” Roberts
Apr 17, 1917 - Jul 25, 1974

W. B. Roberts

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday from the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for W. B. Roberts, 67, who died in Memorial Hospital early this morning. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

Roberts was a member of the First Baptist Church here. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Janice Marie Roberts of Corsicana; one daughter, Jacquie Allen Roberts of Commerce; his mother Mrs. Florence Roberts of Streetman; one sister, Mrs. Edna Steele of Anahuac; and one brother, Frank S. Roberts of Roswell, N.M.

Pallbearers will be Monty Brazell, Hugh White Steele, Ricky Holloway, Paul Holloway, U. F. Roberts, Jr., and Kenneth Wylie.

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Opal (Mullins) Wendt
Sep 30, 1911 - Feb 12, 1962

Mrs. Wendt Services Held

Final rites for Mrs. Opal Wendt were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley chapel with Rev. Robert Reaves, pastor, Mildred Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Wendt, 50, died in Los Angeles, Calif., Monday.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. J. W. Dilley, and one sister, Mrs. Johnny Preston, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; an aunt, Mrs. George O. Nokes, Sr., Mildred; cousin, Mrs. Newton Roman, Corbet, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elmo Hollingsworth, Johnny Butler, Newton Roman, C. W. Johnston, George Robertson and Enos Hutson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb 15, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Unknown Wendt (Divorced per death certificate) d/o Herman Brewster Mullins and Emma Levonia (Presley) Mullins-Dilley

Billie Deane Ward
Nov 21, 1926 - Dec 13, 1942

YOUTH KILLED WHEN HIT BY AUTOMOBILE EARLY HOUR SUNDAY

E. J. HUFF, BLOOMING GROVE, RELEASED ON BOND OF $5,000

Billy Dean Ward, aged 16 years, was fatally injured about 4 o’clock Sunday morning in an automobile mishap. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastorof the Missionary Baptist church.

The youth’s death was the eighth in 1942 from automobile accidents in Navarro county.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Ward; three brothers, Tommie and Ernest Ward, all Corsicana, and Raymond Ward, U. S. air forces, Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Chester Brinkley, Corsicana.

The boy was pronounced dead upon arrival in an ambulance at the P. and S. Hospital.

E. J. Huff, Blooming Grove was arrested and later was released on bond of $5,000, after waiving examining trial and filing of complaint, officers reported.

J. C. Roe, criminal district attorney, and Cap Curington, sheriff, along with city officers, inaugurated an investigation of the affair. It was reported that Ray Lambert and Warren Eugene Horn were walking with Ward at the time he was struck by an automobile.

The Navarro county grand jury is to resume its work Friday and will investigate this matter, Roe stated during the week end.

Huff was named in a complaint of “murder by driving an automobile while under the influence of liquor,” accepted by Criminal District Attorney Roe Monday morning and filed in a justice court to await the action of the grand jury.

Pallbearers were Carlton Richards, Carl Denton, Jr., Boyce Crabb, Prentiss Potter, Curtis Scroggins and Joe Keel.

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Maurice Lafayette Ward
Jul 13, 1886 - Dec 3, 1960

Monday Rites For M. L. Ward

M. L. Ward, 74, was found dead in his back yard Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the church of which he was a member; Rev. Roy O. Brooks, Missionary Baptist minister, and J. C. Mahoney, Church of Christ minister.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted. A 22 calibre pistol was found near the body. A wound was reported in the head.

Deputy Sheriff Dude Blackmon, also investigated.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Herman Ward, Bossier City, La.; Woodrow Ward, San Antonio; M-Sgt. Maurice E. Ward, San Francisco, Calif.; and Anderson D. Ward, Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Champlin, Dallas; 14 grandchildren and other relatives.

The family had resided in Corsicana since 1924.

Pallbearers were Luther Tanner, Ernest Waters, Thomas Ward, Jr., Nelson Ross, R. Goldman, Fred Nutt, Gordon Crawford and L. J. Upton.

Griffin directed.

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Myrtle (Berryhill) Dockery
Oct 8, 1902 - Aug 28, 1962

Mrs. Dockery Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Myrtle Dockery, 59, of 3016 Corsicana street, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Second Avenue Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a charter member.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. P. Allen, pastor. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Leonard, Nolen, Vernon and Johnny Dockery all of Corsicana; three brothers, Alvin Berryhill, Corsicana; Lonnie Berryhill, San Antonio, and Ray Berryhill, Waco; four sisters, Mrs. Essie Williams and Mrs. Bertha Easley, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Flo Edwards, and Mrs. Lurlene Gandy, both of Corpus Christi; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Garland M. Maxwell, Otis Atkeisson, W. A. Middlebrooks, Claude Stover, Mose Armstrong, Ray Dickson, Ronnie Butler and Charlie Ellington.

Griffin will direct.

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Minnie Emaline (Frost) Young
Aug 26, 1878 - Jul 20, 1962

Rites Sunday For Mrs. Young

Funeral services for Mrs. W. L. Young, 83, of Richland, who died of a heart attack Friday in Richland, will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Worth Thompson, Baptist minister of Devine, Texas.

Surviving are her husband of Richland; a foster son, Richard Young, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. A. C. Morris, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Hardy Ramsey, Crystal City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jesse L. Burton, Buel Abbe, Neal Brown, Jr.; Curtis Jones, Artie Jones, Johnny Brown, Lee Heifner and Clyde Heifner.

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Warren Lee Young
Jan 4, 1879 - Apr 6, 1964

Hold Services W. L. Young

Funeral services for W. L. Young, 84, native of Angus, who died Tuesday at the Hilliard-Bryan Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, will be held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Sid Wyatt, minister of the Westside Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a foster son, Richard Young, Corsicana; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Hay Hanks, Lee Craig, Clifton McLin, Leslie White, Lee Heifner, Hubert Farmer, Clarence Heifner and Clyde Heifner.

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Jerry Weldon Hellums
Aug 26, 1938 - Sep 14, 1962

New Chatfield

Rites Sunday J. W. Hellums

Final rites for Jerry W. Hellums, 24, Kaufman county ranch hand, who died in a Dallas hospital Friday of gunshot wounds, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

One man was questioned relative to the shooting.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Hellums, Fairview, Okla.; grandparents, Mrs. Mattie Hellums, and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Garner, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James Jett, L. W. VanHuss, Bobby Fowler, Corky Dean, Mack Carney and R. L. Richardson.

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Johnny William Mixon
Jul 12, 1948 - Oct 18, 2007
 
Johnny William Mixon, 59 passed away October 18, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. He was born July 12, 1948 in Corsicana, Texas.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel from 6-8 p.m. Services are scheduled for Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Chatfield Cemetery with Rev. Richard Palmer officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-Bill Mixon and Wiley Mixon and sister Dorothy Bell.

He is survived by his wife - Linda Mixon of Corsicana; son - Lance Mixon of Corsican; daughter - Stacy McCarrell of Crandall; brothers - Leonard Mixon and wife Linda of Dawson, Perly Mixon, Jr., and wife Frances of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters - Frances Landers of Corsicana, Martha Howell and her husband Raymond of Waxahachie, Helen Dunlap and her husband Jackie of Corsicana; sister-in-law - Billie Mixon of Corsicana; grandchildren - Sierra McCarrell and Skylar Johnson; number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Corsicana High School grad 1966
  • h/o Linda Joyce (Griffith) Mixon married Aug. 13, 1968 s/o Perlie Mixon, Sr. and Mary Louise (Higgins) Mixon buried Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx.

Donna Ann Carver
B&D Nov 14, 1962

Friday Rites Carver Infant

Final rites for Donna Ann Carver, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carver of Athens, who died in Memorial hospital late Wednesday afternoon were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Alvin Steen conducted the services.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Terry and Dwayne Carver and a sister, Kay Carver, all of Athens, and grandmothers, Mrs. Hattie Carver, Corsicana and Mrs. Ora Roberts, Athens.

Corley directed.

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Roy Atwood Atkisson
Apr 4, 1903 - Nov 24, 1962

R. A. Atkisson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Roy Atkisson, 59, of Athens, who died Saturday of a heart attack while on the job as a driller in an oil field near Minden, La., were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Carrol and Lehr Memorial Chapel in Athens.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Olen Cantrell. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery here.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Phillip Gene Atkisson, Monahans, and Albert Bruce Atkisson, Kiwait, Arabia; a sister, Mrs. V. G. Fitzgerald, Phillips, and two grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 29, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Valera (Bagwell) Atkisson; s/o Lonzo Bruce Atkisson and Bertha Bell (Kinkead) Atkisson (one source say he is Royce)

James Coleman Parker
Jul 11, 1891 - Aug 27, 1962

Hold Services For J. C. Parker

Funeral services for J. C. Parker, 71, long time Corsicana painter, who died in Memorial hospital Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, and Rev. Harry Adair, Athens Pentecostal minister. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Livingston, Parker had resided in Corsicana 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, 2602 West Eighth avenue; two daughters, Mrs. Elliott Livingston, and T. B. Dixon, both of Corsicana; six grandchildren, one great-grandson, a sister, Mrs. John Frisby, Houston; three brothers, T. M. Parker, Livingston; Bill
Parker, Los Angeles, and Tom Parker, Henley, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Libal, Elbert Beasley, Gene Stubbs, Clyde Stubbs, Wm. H. Harrison and Adolph Levermann.

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Frank Edward Parker
Nov 14, 1963 – Apr 27, 2019
 
Frank Edward Parker went to his heavenly home after a Motorcycle accident on April 27, 2019. Frank was born on November 14, 1963 to Helen and Daniel Parker. After High School, Frank worked various construction jobs before starting a career at HEB where he retired after 32 years. He loved life and riding his motorcycle and helping others.

Frank is proceeded in death by his father Daniel Parker.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Albritton; brother, Danny Parker; daughter, Heather and Grant White all of Corsicana. Grand children, Emily Lockwood, Taylor White, Tyler White and Lucas White. Nieces, Amber Diggs and Nikki Barton.

Visitation will be 6:00 -8:00 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 1:00 pm Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Talbert officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Diggs, Russell Bailey, Mike Ashton, Wes Janowski, Jeremy Bailey, Dale Swab.
 

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Kathy Annette (Wardup) Parker; s/o Daniel Adolph Parker

Kathy Annette (Wardup) Parker
Dec 30, 1961 - Mar 3, 2018
 
Kathy A Wardrup Parker went to her heavenly home on March 3rd 2018. Kathy was born December 30 1961 to Freeda Colman Wardrup and Don Wardrup she graduated high school in 1980 from Klein high school in spring Texas. Her family moved to Corsicana in the summer of 1980 and Kathy completed a year of college. She worked various jobs around Corsicana. The light of her life was the joy of her grandkids she loved being called nana. She is proceeded in death by her mother march 12 1997 and father December 5 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Heather White and son in law, Grant White of Corsicana and 4 grandkids, Emily Lockwood Taylor White Tyler White and Lucas White of Corsicana and her sister Donna Barton of Corsicana and brother Keith Wardrup of the Woodlands, and her niece Nikki Barton of Waxahachie. And her special friend Scott Stephens of Corsicana. Visitation will be held Thursday March 8th 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 11am -1pm with 2:00pm graveside service at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
 

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Frank Edward Parker d/o Donald Edward Wardup Freeda Mae(Coleman) Wardup

Sadie Isabella (McKenzie) Roloff
Apr 11, 1892 - Jan 19, 1962

Mrs. H. A. Roloff Dies Saturday, Rites Sunday

Mrs. H. A. Roloff, 70, long-time Dawson resident, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning following an illness of 10 years.

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

The rites will be conducted by her son, Rev. Lester Roloff, Baptist minister and evangelist, Corpus Christi; Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor, and Rev. Ronnie Allen, Baptist minister, Corpus Christi.

A native of Oleta, she had spent most of her life in the Dawson area.

Surviving are her husband of Dawson; three sons, Melvin Roloff, Victoria; Edell Roloff, Levelland, the Rev. Roloff, Corpus Christi; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers, C. M. McKenzie, Dawson, and Henry McKenzie, Altus, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Nola Shields and Mrs. Laura Martin, both of Groesbeck, and Mrs. Josephine Goodrich, Coolidge; and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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Hattie Mae (Robinson) Hamilton is:

Hattie Mae (Robertson) Hamilton
Mar 17, 1886 - Feb 2, 1962

Mrs. Hamilton Rites Sunday

Mrs. Sam Hamilton, 75, died in Houston Friday.

Funeral services were held from the Eubanks Chapel in Hubbard Sunday with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. David Williams and Rev. D. W. Johnson, both of Corsicana.

Surviving are three sons, Tommy and D. C. Hamilton, both of Dawson, and H. T Hamilton, Fort Worth; five daughters, Mrs. Nancy Muster, Houston, Mrs. Madie Ruth Lipsey, Waco; Mrs. Fay Wooden, Hillsboro; Mrs. Icie Mae Fowler and Mrs. Gracie Owen, both of Corsicana; 28 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother, Jeff Robertson, Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Luther Thomas, Dallas and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Winnie Ann (Johnson) Downing
Jan 16, 1893 - Aug 26, 1962

Mrs. Downing Rites Thursday

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Marshall and Marshall chapel in Hillsboro for Mrs. Winnie Ann Downing, 69, who died in a Hillsboro hospital Wednesday morning. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

A native of Ellis county, Mrs. Downing had lived in Navarro county most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist church in Hillsboro and was the widow of the late J. E. Downing.

Surviving are four brothers, Dave Johnson and Ruel Johnson, both of Fort Worth; Harvey Johnson and Cornell Johnson, both of Covington; three sisters, Mrs. W. N. Beard, Grandview; Mrs. R. S. Bryan, Houston, and Mrs. Lela Johnson, Hillsboro.

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Virginia Louise (Wallace) Sanders
Aug 31, 1920 - Sep 13, 2021
 
Virginia Louise Sanders, 101, of Dawson, Texas passed away September 13, 2021 in Corsicana. She was born August 31, 1920 to Claude Talmadge Wallace and Nannie Olive Rush in Tulia, Texas. Virginia was a homemaker and farmer’s wife who belonged to the First United Methodist Church of Dawson. She was also a member of many church organizations and loved to play dominoes at the Methodist Church in Dawson as well as Tehuacana.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, William T. Sanders; her parents, Claude and Nannie Wallace; her sister, Janice Wallace Sperry and her brothers, Malcolm Wallace and Jimmie Wallace.

Virginia is survived by her son, Timothy Sanders and wife, Sue of Dawson; her grandson, Zac Sanders and wife, Renee of Bryan and grandson, Jeff Sanders of Dawson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Dawson Cemetery on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial donation to the First United Methodist Church of Dawson or your favorite charity.

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Herbert Silas Stockard
Jun 23, 1893 - Jun 3, 1962

H. S. Stockard Dies Sunday Of Heart Attack

DAWSON, June 4 (Spl) –Herbert S. Stockard, 68, retired farmer, died of a heart attack at his home here Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services were held Monday 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor, and Rev. W. O. Estes, retired Baptist minister and former pastor of this church.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; three brothers, Skillman Stockard, Dawson; John Stockard, Corsicana, and Reese Stockard, Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Mrs. Alva Taylor, Corsicana, and Mrs. Rena Hale, Gatesville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Nesmith, Arthur Joe Renfro, Dewey Renfro, Bailey Hull, Marion Hampton and Herman Matthews.

Eubanks directed.

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Mandie Louisa (Hale) Stockard
Oct 27, 1891 - Jul 7, 1963

Mrs. Stockard Rites Monday

DAWSON, July 8 (Spl.)—Mrs. Mandie Stockard, 71, died in a Waco hospital Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor, and Rev. W. O. Estes, former pastor, now retired.

Native of Mississippi, Mrs. Stockard spent most of her life in Dawson.

Surviving are six brothers, Wesley, Noah, J. B. and Edward Hale, all of Dawson; Willie Hale, Gatesville, and Leroy Hale, San Juan, N.M., and 18 nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

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Timothy Reuben Pullin
Jul 12, 1900 - Jun 12, 1962

Reuben Pullin Of Dawson Dies, Rites Thursday

Reuben Pullin, 61, Dawson farmer and life-long resident of that community, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night following a heart attack several days ago.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden of Waco, who is being transferred to Rising Star as a Methodist pastor, and Rev. W. O. Estes, Dawson Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Charles Pullin, both of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Ferguson, Waco; three grandchildren, two brothers, Barry Pullin, Grandview, and Wilson Pullin, Winnsboro; six sisters, Mrs. Susie Wright and Mrs. Ira Wright, both of Hubbard; Mrs. Nell Holt and Mrs. Mary Sanders, both of Dawson; Mrs. Gussie Wilson, San Antonio, and Mrs. R. J. Booth, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Chester Prater, R. D. Hill, Dan Griffin, Charlie Fondren, Pat Spruiell and Hugh L. Graham.

Eubanks directs.

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Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Widener
Oct. 23, 1890 - Oct. 12, 1962

Ben Widener Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Ben Widener, 71, of 305 East Second avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital early Friday morning, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister, and Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Baptist church. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

A native of Hill county, Widener had spent most of his life in Corsicana.

He was admitted to Memorial hospital Wednesday suffering chest pains and other injuries following an automobile accident of Farm Road 733 west of Pelham.

A Eubanks ambulance brought him to the hospital. The automobile is reported to have gone into a bar ditch and Widener and a companion, Lee Fitzgerald, who was unhurt had considerably difficulty in extricating themselves from the car.

Surviving are two sons, Floyd Widener, Albuquergue, N. M., and Aubrey Widener, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Thelma Holloway, Mrs. Willio Pharris, and Mrs. Laura Crawford, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Myrtle Whitener, California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. L. Holman, John Corley, C. E. McWilliams, Virgil Widener, L. D. Patterson and Tom Thompson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct 13, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Cora L. (Bolton) Widener 2nd wife Odie (Ellis) Widener married Jan 4, 1919; s/o Marion Johnson Widener & Mary Ellen (Harris) Widener

Aubrey D. “Doc” Widener
Nov 9, 1916 - Jul 20, 1970

Murder Charges Filed

W. R. Langridge of Corsicana is being held in county jail here without bond on charges of the murder of Aubrey (Doc) Widener.

Police say Widener was stabbed to death at 8:20 p.m. Monday at a residence on N. 9th St. in a fight involving illegal entry into the house.

Deputy Chief of Police Don Massey said Langridge was picked about 45 minutes after the incident. He was arrested at the VFW Hall.

Massey said investigation into the murder is continuing. Langridge was taken before Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton Monday night where murder charges were filed, and he was jailed without bond.

Funeral services for Widener are pending at Corley Funeral Home. He was a native of Corsicana.

Surviving are a brother, Floyd Widener of New Mexico; three aunts, Mrs. Laura Crawford, Mrs. Willie Parrish and Mrs. Thelma Holloway, all of Corsicana.

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Widener Rites

Funeral rites were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Aubrey (Doc) Widener who died Monday of stab wounds. The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated, assisted by the Rev. J. Roland Speers. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers were J. B. Tompkins, Virgil Widener, L. J. Reese, Grady Griggs, Cameron Griggs, Joey Dryman and J. D. Chaney.

He is survived by a brother, Floyd Widener of New Mexico, and three aunts, Mrs. Willie Parrish, Mrs. Thelma Holloway and Mrs. Laura Crawford, all of Corsicana.

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Cora L. (Bolton) Widener
May 9, 1894 - Mar 9, 1917

Dawson News.

Mrs. Cora Widener, wife of Ben Widener died at her home at Jester Thursday night of last week after an illness of pneumonia. Her death was indeed a great shock to relatives and friends, as her condition was not thought serious until a short time before death. Mrs. Widener was 22 years and 10 months old, and is survived by her husband and three small children, the youngest being only three months of age. She had lived in the Jester community about three years, coming from Jacksonville to that place.

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John R. Widener
Nov 11, 1902 - Nov 22, 1969

John Widener Rites Sunday

John Widener, 67, resident of Corsicana for 25 years, died Saturday in Galveston.

Services are scheduled Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Chapel with interment in Dawson Cemetery.

He is survived by two sons—Virgil of Corsicana and Johnny D. of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four sisters—Mrs. Willie Pharris, and Mrs. M. W. Holloway and Mrs. H. H. Crawford, all of Corsicana and Miss Mert Widener of California; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Widener Rites

Final rites for John Widener were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Dawson Cemetery. Officiating were Revs. Jack Goff and Marion Martin.

Surviving are two sons, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, four sisters, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ross Crawford, H. S. Crawford, J. D. Chaney, Cameron Griggs, J. B. Tumlin and Eben Dale Stover.

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Roger Schafer
Apr 25, 1946 - Jul 10, 2021

Roger was born in Van Couver Washington on April 25,1946. He passed away July 19, 2021at his residence at Country Meadows Nursing Home. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister and brother. Survived by sons Jason Schafer, Jeff Schafer and his wife Jennifer, Daughter Becky Chreene and family, Nephew Carl Schafer and family, Grandchildren and longtime friend and caregiver Linda Schafer.

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Tracy Stuart Warren, Sr.
Apr 29, 1923 - Jan 10, 2021

US NAVY WWII
USAF RESERVES
Tracy S. Warren, Sr., 97, was born on April 29, 1923 and died of Covid-19 on January 10, 2021. He was born in Dallas, Texas to James C. and Letta P. Warren. After he graduated from Dallas Technical High School in 1942, he joined the Navy to help fight in World War II.

He was trained as a Signalman 2 in the Navy and served in the South Pacific for four years, on ships such as the USS Requisite and the USS Chandler. He was on the USS Requisite, sweeping for mines, during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. Later he was at Iwo Jima, Japan when the Battle of Iwo Jima took place. During the Battle of Iwo Jima he told his captain that the Marines had taken Mt. Suribachi. The captain asked how he knew. Tracy replied that he saw them raise the American flag at the top of the hill. It was a small flag that one of the Marines had carried, but it was later replaced by a larger flag so that the troops on the other side of the island could see it. An Associated Press combat photographer took a photo of the raising of the second flag. This photograph became the iconic Iwo Jima photograph that was later used as a model for the statue that is now known as the United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) in Arlington, Virginia. Later, Tracy was on a ship preparing for battle at Okinawa, Japan, about 500 miles away from Nagasaki, when the atomic bombs were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and the war ended. He was awarded several medals in recognition of his military service.

After the war, Tracy returned to Dallas and attended Southern Methodist University (SMU), while also serving as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force Reserves. He graduated with a degree in Geology and began working as a Geologist with an oil company in Midland, Texas. He had always been interested in electronics, so after a few years as a geologist, he took a job as salesman for Motorola and then General Electric, selling and installing two-way radios and antennas for businesses and law enforcement agencies. In the 1960s he started his own business (named Commtronics) to continue this work; he operated that business for four years.
Tracy was fascinated by computers when they were introduced. He took every course he could find in order to learn about them, although there were not many courses to be found in the 1960s and early 1970s. But by the early 1980s, he was building desktop computers for himself and others. Not only did he build the computers, he built the components that went into them. He became an expert in computers, both hardware and software, and retained a passion for them for the rest of his life.

In 1980 Tracy moved to Corsicana, Texas and, a few years later, he began employment at Elk Corporation, first as an Electrician, then as the Information Technician. He remained at Elk Corporation until he was 84 years old before retiring.

Tracy pursued many interests, including travel, antique cars, reading, teaching, investing, and law. He was always passionate about running and fitness, running five miles a day until he was 84 years old. He taught Sunday School at Methodist churches for several years, was a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts in the 1960s, and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol for many years. He was also a member of the Corsicana Lodge #63 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF).

Tracy married Mary Cone of Dallas in 1949 and they had five children: one son and four daughters. Tracy was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, his wife, son, one daughter, one grandson, and two sons-in-law. He is survived by three daughters, Patricia Withrow (of Corsicana), M. Wise, and Carol Millsap, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Tracy Warren was a man of true integrity and honor. He was proud to serve his country and taking care of his family was of the utmost importance to him. He loved talking to people from all walks of life and he tried to help any person who needed assistance, saying that others had helped him in his life and he wanted to pass it on.

The family has planned a memorial service Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11 o'clock in the morning in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Linda Kay (Massey) Jarrett
Aug 28, 1951 - Jul 21, 2021
 
Linda Kay Jarrett, 69 of Kerens, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Corsicana. She was born August 28, 1951 in Texas City to Forrest and Carrie Massey. She worked as a CNA in Nursing Homes in Corsicana, Fairfield, Buffalo, Kerens and other locations. She loved being on the beach and in the water. She loved her dog Missy and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her grandchild, Rylee Jarrett. She is survived by her children, Walter Mills and wife Kristi Beach Woika, Shawn Mills and Tanya Mills, Christy Wilkinson and Anthony McElroy, Michael Jarrett, Carrie Hatfield and Joey Hatfield. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
 

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George Lee Garrett
Sep 23, 1874 - Mar 30, 1962

G. L. Garrett Rites Monday

Funeral services for George Lee Garrett, 87, long-time Streetman resident, who died Friday in Pasadena, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Nolan Boughton, Baptist, Garland; Rev. R. L. Pyburn, Baptist, Kirvin; James Mosley, Church of Christ minister, Grapeland, and Rev. Clarence Yates, Baptist, Streetman.

Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bill Sessions, Fairfield; Mrs. C. E. Gregory, Streetman, and Mrs. Y. L. Smotherman, Garland; two sons, Vance W. Garrett, Pasadena, and Bennie Garrett, Streetman; three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, three brothers, Hayden Garrett, Lubbock; Wilmuth Garrett, New Summerfield, and Lewis Garrett, Grapeland; five sisters, Mrs. Ed Edge, Grapeland; Mrs. Linnie Snell, Houston; Mrs. John Brooks, Elgin; Mrs. Willie Smith, Grapeland, and Mrs. Dan Harmon, Baytown; 18 grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Troyce, Bobby, Carlton and James Gregory, Charles and Jasper Nettle, all grandsons.

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Claude Allen Copley
Jan 16, 1885 - Jan 3, 1962

C. A. Copley, 76, Burial Friday

Funeral services for Claude Allen Copley, 76, retired farmer, formerly of Dawson, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Eubanks Chapel in Hubbard with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the First Methodist church in Hubbard, and the Rev. Gerald Williamson, pastor of the First Baptist church of Coolidge.

Copley died Wednesday in Odessa hospital.

Surviving are three sons, Ruben Copley, Odessa; Edward Copley, Mexia, and Homer Copley, Coolidge; seven daughters, Mrs. Jim Hollingsworth and Mrs. Leslie Wheeler, both of Mexia; Mrs. Lester McClendon, Arizona; Mrs. Jim Lummus, Odessa; Mrs. Ray Anderson, North Carolina; Mrs. June Lummus, Sundown; and Mrs. Buford Hays, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin Wooten, Mexia, and Mrs. Edd Wooten, Coolidge; a brother, J. D. Copley, Orange, Calif.; 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Dennis Clayton McNutt
Nov 19, 1892 - Oct 8, 1962

Dennis McNutt Rites Monday

Dennis McNutt, 67, World War I veteran, retired farmer, Dawson resident, died in the VA hospital in Marlin Saturday.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church.

He was a native of Alabama.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; two sons, E. E. and A. V. McNutt, both of Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Robinson, Grand Prairie; six grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Raymond Etter, Chester Prater, Frank Lynch, Jack Sykes, Edward Hale and Hughie Shaw.

Corley directed.

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John Dewey Miller
Jun 18, 1898 - May 16, 1959

J. D. Miller Dies Saturday, Rites Monday

J. D. Miller, 60, farmer-rancher, long-time official and worker with the ASC, died in Memorial hospital Saturday afternoon. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the Presbyterian church.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Presbyterian church in Streetman with burial in the Cade cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, Presbyterian minister of Corsican, and Dr. L. L. McCutchen, Fairfield.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; three brothers, Paul W. Miller, Cooper; James Alfred Miller, Baytown, and H. R. Miller, Karnack; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Gunter, Enochs and Mrs. Margaret Quinn, Pasadena, Calif., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hardy P. Mayo, Coy O’Neal, Wendall Lamb, Byron Gunter, J. W. Gunter, Jr.; J. A. Young, Gordon Grizzard and Will H. Jones.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 18, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Betty Lou (Easterling) Miller-Watson married Mar. 8, 1938; s/o John Abernathy Miller & Virginia Taylor (Jenkins) Miller

William K. Russell
Mar 30, 1944 - Jul 21, 1959

Negro Drowned In Farm Tank Late Tuesday

William K. Russell, 15-year-old negro youth drowned in a tank on the R. T. Hines farm 2 1-2 miles south of Kerens shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse reported.

The youth is the son of Whittie and Laura Russell, Route 2, Kerens. The body was taken to the Ross Funeral Home here after efforts to revive him at Kerens were futile and he was brought to Memorial Hospital.

The sheriff said that the youth went into the deep tank while a companion remained on the bank. The boy sand and did not come back to the surface, the sheriff advised, and the other youth then spread the alarm and sought help.

The body was recovered by grappling hooks by A. W. Wareing and Nelson Roughton of the Griffin Funeral Home here who were summoned.

Pevehouse was assisted in the investigation by Constable A. H. Holloway of Kerens and Judge Melvin Penney of Kerens.

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Laura Lorene (Erwin) Russell
Sep 1, 1903 - Jun 4, 1974

Mrs. Russell

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Living God for Mrs. Laura Russell, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Raney (first name unavailable) will officiate.

Burial will be held at
Cheneyboro. Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Whittie Russell of Powell; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Richardson and Mrs. Imogene Evans both of Dallas; four sons, M. C. Russell, Whittie Russell, Jr. Fred Russell, and Harvey Russell all of Dallas; three sisters, four brothers, 30 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Ronnie Coleman, Kenneth Evans, Vernell Coleman, B. W. Watson, Fred Evans, Jr., Kenneth Johnson and Larry Russell.

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Melvin Hardy “Corky Joe Hotdog” Cole, Jr.
Nov. 11, 1951 - Jun. 26, 2010

The angels jingled the spurs of "Corky Joe Hotdog" Cole on a sunny Saturday afternoon, June 26, 2010, calling an ole cowboy home. Corky hit the trail for the last roundup after a brief hard battle with liver cancer. As the man was, there will be a private family memorial at a later date. He saddled up leaving behind his daughter, Stormy Gale Cole; two sons, Stuart Cory Cole, and Jim Hardy and daughter-in-law, Katie Cole. Left to tend the campfire are three grandchildren, Alexander Hardy Cole, Sophia Noelle Cole, and Jason Alexander Cole. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Cathryn Hoerster; sister, Shelly Jo Cole; a special loving niece, Angela Marie Hoerster; and a nephew, Samuel Hoerster. Corky Joe was lovingly taken care of by his special friend, Debbie Powell; and his lifelong soul mate, May Frances. The family wishes to thank Tim Smith, RN, Providence Hospice, for understanding, compassion, and excellent care of our old cowboy and his family. As was Corky's last words, "There are those horses! Yippee Ki Yi Yea!" In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to a Texas based horse rescue unit or to Providence Hospice. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com November 11, 1951 - June 26, 2010 Sign the Guest Book at www.wacotrib.com

Notes:

  • Waco Tribune
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o May Frances (Carr) Cole-Carline; s/o Melvin Hardy Cole, Sr. & Mary Cathryn (Teague) Cole-Hoerster (daughter Stormy Gale Cole buried Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Tx.)

Nathaniel Kelly, Sr.
Mar 3, 1903 - Oct 12, 1958

Negro Farmer Stricken While Fighting Fire

Nathaniel Kelly, 54-year-old negro farmer was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Sunday about 9 a.m. of a heart attack. He was brought in by private conveyance.

It was reported that Kelly discovered his house afire, believed to have caught from a cook stove, and he and his wife were fighting the blaze when the seizure occurred as he was drawing water from a well.

The body is at Calhoun Funeral Home awaiting arrangements.

Surviving are his wife, 11 children and other relatives.

The family home, located in the Timothy community near Chatfield, was destroyed, it was reported here.

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Alonzo L. Moore, Rev.
Dec 12, 1894 ? - Nov 13, 1958

Retired Negro Minister Rites Held Thursday

Rev. A. L. Moore, 81, retired negro Baptist minister and civic leader of Corsicana, died at his home last Thursday. He had resided here 52 years.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2:45 p.m. from the Second Mission Baptist church with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Rev. Paul Curry, pastor of the Second Mission church, delivered the eulogy.

Surviving are a son, Dr. F. Tucker Moore, Los Angeles, Calif., and other relatives.

He came to the Sixth Avenue Baptist church here from Dallas in 1906, where he served until 1912. He became pastor of the First Independent Baptist church in 1913 where he served until 1929 when he resigned to enter evangelistic work.

Three years later, he was called to the Second Mission Baptist church where he served until failing health required his resignation in 1957. He was moderator of the Harmony District association from 1940 until 1956.

Calhoun directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 20, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Death certificate says born 1894 census says 1874 - 1940 census says spouse is Zadie H. Moore, 1900, 1910, 1930 say spouse is Fannie Moore and son Fred who is Fred Tucker Moore - s/o Aurie Moore and Elizabeth (Green) Moore per death certificate

Missouri Reed
Oct 27, 1893 - Nov 9, 1958

Burns Fatal To Aged Negress

An aged negress, identified as Missouri Reed, 70, of 715 East Collin street, died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning from burns suffered late Sunday afternoon.

The woman suffered burns over 75 per cent of the body and was admitted to the hospital Sunday at 4:40 p.m. after being brought to the hospital in a Calhoun ambulance, it was reported.

The fire department did not have a call to the house, but Charlie Tieman, fire chief, said he investigated the report and was advised the victim had combed her hair, set fire to loose hair from the comb and that it and the match fell into her lap, igniting her clothes and causing the critical burns. The house was not ignited.

The body was taken to the Ross Funeral home for burial arrangements.

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Thomas Garland Green
Dec 12, 1870 - Nov 19, 1958

Retired Farmer Dies Wednesday

KERENS, Nov. 19 (Spl.)—T. G. Green, 86, retired farmer, died at his home in Trinidad Wednesday morning following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Garland McKee, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Hillsboro, he had spent most of his life in Hillsboro and Kerns.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Green, Trinidad; six sons, Frank Green, Conroe; Robert and J. C. Green, both of Kerens; Tommy Green, Trinidad; Willie Green, Lamesa, and John Green, Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Gibson, Conroe; 24 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

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Callie M. McKenzie
Mar 30, 1899 - Aug 13, 1962

C. M. McKenzie Rites Tuesday

DAWSON, Aug. 14—(Spl)—Funeral services for C. M. McKenzie, 63, grocer, who died in a Dallas hospital Monday, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Dawson Baptist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor.

Native of Groesbeck, he had lived here for the past 30 years. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Berry, Mesquite; five sons, Milton McKenzie, Dawson; Granville McKenzie, Grand Prairie; R. A. and Wallace McKenzie, both of Houston, and Harold McKenzie, Mesquite; three sisters, Mrs. A. C. Goodrich, Coolidge; Mrs. R. M. Martin, Oletha, and Mrs. Ida Shields, Groesbeck, and a brother Henry McKenzie, Altus, Okla.

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Joyce Michelle McKenzie
Oct 15, 1954 - Nov 27, 2015

Joyce Michelle McKenzie, 61, of Brenham, died on November 27, 2015, at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m., November 30, 2015, in Dawson Cemetery with Pastor Rob Morris of River Pointe Church officiating.

Joyce was born in Houston, Texas, to the late R.A. and Betty Joyce (Rogers) McKenzie.

Survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law: Deryl McKenzie and wife, Debbie, of Kingwood, and Roger McKenzie and wife, Carole, of Greenville, TX; and several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Notes:

  • d/o R. A. McKenzie & Betty Joyce (Rogers) McKenzie

Jimmie Younger (French) Lawrence
Feb 17, 1884 - Nov 9, 1962

Mrs. Lawrence Services Held

DAWSON, Nov. 12 (Spl.)—Mrs. Mack Lawrence, 78, formerly of Dawson, died Friday at Seminole, Texas. Funeral services were held at Seminole Sunday at 2 p.m.

A second service was held Monday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church here with burial in the Dawson Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. B. Horick, pastor.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Lawrence, Wichita Falls, and Charles Lawrence, county judge, Seminole; four granddaughters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Neil Clark, Olin Nesmith, Aldon Nesmith, Joe Lawrence, Windol Lawrence and Harold Pitts.

Eubanks, Funeral Home directed.

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Ray Christian
Jan 8, 1910 - Sep 20, 1962

Ray Christian Rites Sunday

DAWSON, Sept. 22—(Spl)—Funeral services for Ray Christian, 52, Pasadena Welder, who was fatally injured in an automobile-truck collision in Beaumont Thursday, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. H. Powell, Pasadena, and Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor of the church here.

Surviving are his wife of Pasadena, the former Miss Betty Belle Matthews of Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Matthews, Lawton, Okla.; Mrs. Ruth Vestal and Mrs. Ola Dean, both of Fresno, Calif.; three brothers, R. C. Christian, Fort Hancock, Texas; Mill Christian, Amarillo and Alton Christian, Fresno, Calif., and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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Minnie Frances (Howell) Nash-Crockett
Jan 28, 1885 - Jul 2, 1962

Mrs. Crockett Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Folsom Crockett, 77, of Chatfield, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church and Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor of the Central Methodist church here. Burial was in the Chatfield cemetery.

Native of Minden, La., Mrs. Crockett had resided at Chatfield for 40 years.

Surviving are her husband, F. O. Crockett, Chatfield; five daughters, Mrs. Louise McBroom, Somerset; Mrs. Hallie Cheek, San Antonio; Mrs. Helen Brewer, Dallas; Mrs. Maggie Henkel, Corsicana, and Mrs. Frances Harvel, Troup; two sons, C. H. Nash, Arlington, and J. T. Nash, Dallas; three brothers, H. W. Howell, Kemp; E. J. Howell, Fort Worth, and J. C. Howell, St. Jo; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Moore, Nacogdoches, and Mrs. Maggie Coats, Kerens; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Will Miller, Ed Ellington, W. M. Harper, G. H. Hodge, B. B. Kirby and J. P. Hodge.

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Overton Folsom Crockett
Feb 27, 1893 - Mar 23, 1970

O. F. Crockett Dies In Dallas

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. for O. F. Crockett, 77, who died Monday in Dallas. A native of Chatfield, he had lived in the community all his life, and was retired as postmaster there. Interment will be in the New Chatfield cemetery.

Survivors include two son, C. H. Nash of Grand Prairie and J. T. Nash of Corpus Christi; five daughters, Mrs. C. C. Brewer and Mrs. Ruben Henkel of Irving, Mrs. Max Harwell of Dallas, Mrs. Louise McBroom of Somerset, and Mrs. Hallie Baker of Junction; 18 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

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Crockett Rites

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel for O. F. Crockett, 77, a native of Chatfield, who died Monday in Dallas. The Rev. L. G. Shanks was to officiate, with interment in the New Chatfield Cemetery.

Retired postmaster at Chatfield, Crockett is survived by two sons, five daughters, 17 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Morris Kirby, Ed Ellington, Jess Daniels, Hood Hodge, W. M. Harper, Wayne Burkhalter and E. K. Howell.

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George Frank Meadows
Apr 7, 1911 - Aug 9, 1962

Hold Services G. F. Meadows

Funeral services for George F. Meadows, 51, who died in Port Arthur Friday morning, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Chatfield Methodist church with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Don P. Johnson, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his father, G. C. Meadows, Chatfield; a brother, J. H. Meadows, El Paso, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Hodge, Person, Hodge, Morris Kirby, Leo Sands, Wayne Burkhalter and Webb Ray.

Griffin directed.

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Erick Louis Lindley
B&D Jun 2, 1962

Hold Services Lindley Infant

Graveside rites for Erick Louis Lindley, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Lindley, 1401 North Commerce street, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Hickson, Baptist minister.

Surviving are the parents of Corsicana and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Whitely and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lindley, all of Ennis.

Corley directed.

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Franklin Eugene Smith
Sep 18, 1944 - Jan 11, 2022

Franklin Eugene Smith, 77, of Frost passed away January 11, 2022 at Baylor Hospital in Waxahachie. He was born on September 18, 1944 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Sky Smith and Margaret Emogene Smith. Frank was a good Christian father who raised his family in the shadow of Jesus Christ. He loved his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Smith, until the day he took his last breath. His children were the light in his life and he was loved by many. He spent most of his working career in the construction business and was currently employed with Helena Chemicals. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Frank. He loved his “camp fire” outside the back door and wanted everyone to join him and listen to his jokes. Most of the time he ended up out there by himself because we had all heard that joke already… Anyone who crossed paths with Frank knew that he loved to make people laugh. He had a warm heart and would do anything for others. His work ethic and dedication were unmatched. He is preceded in death by his late parents, his brother, Bud Smith, and by his daughter, Tracey Smith Verdun. Survivors include, wife, Carolyn Smith; children, Cory Smith and wife Donna, Scott Smith and wife Deena; grandchildren, Colby Smith, Aaron Verdun and wife Katie, Bryson Smith and wife A’Lara, Gracie Smith, Garret Smith. Frank had 7 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and people who he called friends. Services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Cowboy Church of Corsicana. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. followed immediately by the funeral at 1 p.m. Pastor Derek Rogers and Brother Charles Wilson will officiate.
 

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Aileen (Hughes) Freeland
Sep 5, 1907 - Jan 14, 2004

AILEENE FREELAND
Aileene Freeland, 96, of Hubbard died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at a Waco hospital. She was born September 5, 1907, in Purdon, daughter of the late William Daniel Hughes and Martha Elizabeth Kennemore Hughes. She married Byron Freeland March 30, 1929, and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Mac Hughes, John Will Hughes and Tommy Hughes; and two sisters, Eunice Foster and Lora Ford. Survivors include: one son, Dr. Harold Freeland and wife, Carol, of Keene; one daughter, Betty Ellison of Hubbard; one brother, A. L. Hughes of Speegeville; six sisters, Elva Gladney of Onxard, California, Annie Mae Jones of Tyler, Mildred Walker of Longview, Mary Lou McPherson of Mesquite, Loma Gladney of Speegeville and Zoette Rodgers of Baytown; five grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 16, at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. James Hooper officiating. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Notes:

  • Hillsboro Reporter - Monday, January 19, 2004
  • w/o Byron Freeland; d/o William Daniel Hughes & Martha Elizabeth (Kennemore) Hughes

Billy "Jack" Johnston
January 19, 1924 - July 20, 2015

Billy "Jack" Johnston Sr., age 91, of Temple, TX passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015 at his residence. He was born on January 19, 1924 in Richland, TX the son of Pete and Lyndall Johnston. Jack served his country in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and in the United States Army during the Korean War. On August 28, 1943 in Papillion, Nebraska he married Lois Showalter. Jack worked as a building supervisor for General Telephone retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Pioneer Club, the Grey Wolves Hiking Club, past Vice President of the Senior Center, and a member of Taylor's Valley Baptist Church in Temple. Jack also volunteered for the VA in Kerrville and Temple and for Meals on Wheels. He is survived by his wife Lois of Temple, a sister JoAnn Morris of Carrollton, TX, sons; B.J. Johnston and wife Judy of Sheridan, AR, Don Johnston of Anna, TX, and Richard Johnston and wife Tommie of Temple, TX, grandsons; James, Alan, Joshua, Christopher, and David, a granddaughter Christa, 7 great-grandsons, and 3 great-granddaughters. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10am at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home 3110 Airport Rd. Temple, TX. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Alzheimer's Association 6605 Sanger Ave #1 Waco, TX 76710 would be appreciated. To share a memory or to sign Jack's guestbook please visit www.scanioharperfuneralhome.com

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Clifford Eugene Williams, Sr.
Apr 7, 1937 - Dec 18, 2021

Clifford Eugene Williams

Clifford Eugene Williams, 84, of Frost passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 21, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at the Frost ISD Auditorium with Gordon Lockett officiating.
Interment will follow at the Frost Cemetery.
Clifford was born on April 7, 1937, in Aquilla, Texas to Jo and Ezlee Williams. He was one of Frost's most prominent residents and a leader in the farming industry. Clifford served as a Frost School Board Trustee for 29 years, 45 years on the Navarro Soil and Conservation District, 10 years as a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses and received the Honorary Chapter FFA degree. Clifford enjoyed his farming career and was a lifetime member of the Texas Cotton Ginners Association and the Texas Independent Cotton Ginners Association. Clifford began his career working for his father at the Mertens Gin in Mertens, Texas. In following years, he began farming his land and is currently part owner of the Williams Gin and Grain in Frost, Texas.
Clifford is survived by his wife of 63 years, Karen Williams of Frost, Texas; daughter, Kelly Lockhart; daughter and son-in-law, Kerri and Joe Cook; sister, Barbara McMinn and husband Mike of Waxahachie, Texas; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Clifford is proceeded in death by his son Clifford Eugene Williams, Jr.; grandson, Jay Alan Jerden, Jr.; and his parents, Jo and Ezlee Williams.
Arrangement by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
 

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Marion Alvis Mostella
Mar 22, 1903 - Dec 21, 1962

M. A. Mostella Services Held

FAIRFIELD, Dec. 28 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Marion Alvis Mostella, 59, Streetman rancher, who died in the Wortham hospital Friday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Capps Funeral Chapel here with burial in the Birdston cemetery.

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

Mostella was a native of Young community, Freestone county.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Neva Belle Mostella, Streetman; a daughter, Mrs. Marian Mask, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Homer Paul Bonner, Warren Await, Harold Massey, Weaver Robinson, Jack Robinson and Charles Mac Robinson.

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Kate Mae (Sherrard) Harris
Apr 22, 1901 - Sep 12, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Harris

Graveside rites for Mrs. Kate Harris, 61, who died in Brenham Thursday, were held at the Birdston cemetery Friday at 3 p.m. She was formerly a resident of Streetman.

Surviving are her husband, Herbert Harris, Brenham; a son, Randell Harris, Midland; a daughter, Mrs. P. D. Alexander, Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Griffin directed.

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Tom Perry Epps
Oct 7, 1884 - Sep 4, 1962

Hold Services For Tom Epps

Funeral services for Tom Epps, 77, of Streetman, who died in Twilight Home early Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Cecil Thompson, Baptist minister of Oak Cliff, formerly Streetman pastor. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

Surviving are two half-sisters, Mrs. W. H. Thompson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Eula Tieman, Baytown; a step-brother, Guy Anderson, Streetman, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Cooper, Garner Steele, Clark DuBose, Fred Berry, Homer Paul Bonner and Judge Johnson.

Griffin directed.

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George Henry Epps
Nov 6, 1887 - Apr 20, 1965

Streetman

STREETMAN, April 29 (Spl)—Mrs. Stella Jo McGowan and Miss Sallie Epps are visiting their sister-in-law, Mrs. Henry Epps, in Longview this week, Mr. Epps died last Monday and his body was brought to Birdston Cemetery Tuesday for burial. Mr. Epps was a native of Streetman.

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Robert Joshua Epps
Feb 24, 1891 - Nov 5, 1964

Streetman

STREETMAN, Nov. 12, (Spl.)—Funeral services for Josh Epps of Houston were held here Saturday. A large number of persons attended the services.

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Homer Paul Bonner, Jr.
Jul 4, 1961 - Sep 4, 1962

Hold Services Bonner Child

Final rites for Homer Paul Bonner, Jr. 14-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Paul Bonner of Streetman, were held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman.

The services were conducted by Rev. J. P. Seamon, Jasper Baptist minister, and Rev. Clarence Yates, pastor. Burial was in the Birdston Cemetery.

The child died in the Freestone County Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon a short time after he was accidentally run over by an automobile driven by a neighbor who did not know the child was behind the vehicle, Fairfield officers stated.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Mary Summers, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bonner, all of Streetman, and great-grandmothers, Mrs. Homer Fullerton, Streetman, and Mrs. Emma Bounds, Wortham, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Julen Howell, Jimmy Ross Young, Jonny B. Massey and Harold Massey.

Griffin directed.

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Ernest Clyde Bonner
Dec 22, 1914 - Dec 7, 1989

Ernest Bonner

Ernest Bonner, 74, of Streetman died Dec. 7, 1989, at his residence. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial was in Birdston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Afton Bonner of Streetman; a son, Homer Paul Bonner of Streetman; three brothers, Ben Bonner, Travis Bonner and Carl Y. Bonner, all of Fairfield; one sister, Pauline Lambert of Fairfield; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lamar Addy, Jimmy Carter, Duane West, Allen Savage, Jimmy Bonner, Gary Lambert, Johnny Mullen and George Westover.

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Dennis Chapman, Sr.
Jan 30, 1892 - Apr 7, 1962

Dennis Chapman Rites Monday

Dennis Chapman, 72, retired blacksmith, died Saturday at his home in Richland.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Baptist church.

Surviving are five sons, W. H. Chapman, Corsicana; Dennis Chapman, Jr., Miami, Fla.; Otis Chapman, Quitman; Robert and Jimmy Chapman, both of Richland; a daughter, Mrs. Lillie May (eq) Turner, Hobbs, N. M.; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Bill Chapman, Richland and Jess Chapman, Currie; four sisters, Mrs. Hardy Ridge and Mrs. Amos Simpson, both of Wortham; Mrs. Minnie Vance and Mrs. Lillian Belton, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. I. Saunders, Darwood Garrett, Robert Watkins, Ollie Prince, Johnny Grace and John Lacy.

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Leonard Ellis Smotherman
Dec 13, 1911 - Sep 29, 1962

L. Smotherman Rites Monday

Leonard E. Smotherman, 51, native of Ennis, died of a heart attack in a physician’s office in Houston Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman with burial in the Birdston Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by J. C. Mahoney, Church of Christ minister, and Rev. Clarence Yates, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Rosa Lynn, Miss Marylin Smotherman and Mrs. Caroline Cagie, all of Houston; a grandchild, two sisters, three brothers, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Chester Ward, Thomas J. Bryant, Ernest Bryant, Edd Compton, Bernice E. Kemp and Gerald L. Kemp.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 1, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Pauline (Rouse) Smotherman (buried in Earthman Resthaven cemetery, Houston, TX. but has a double monument in Birdston with Leonard); s/o Ellis Arthur Smotherman and Minnie Belle (Evarts) Smotherman buried in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Tx.

Yancy Lee “Yank” Smotherman
Mar 21, 1915 - Aug 16, 2006

WILLS POINT - Memorial services for Yancy Lee "Yank" Smotherman, 91, Wills Point, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, Quinlan, with the Rev. Ray Bailey officiating under direction of Hiett's LyBrand Funeral Home, Wills Point.

Mr. Smotherman died Aug. 16, 2006, in Rowlett.

He was born March 21, 1915, in Ennis to Ellis and Minnie Smotherman. He lived in Garland 35 years and worked for Garland Independent School District. He moved to the Lake Tawakoni area in 1980. He was a member and deacon at Faith Baptist Church, Quinlan.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Naniruth Smotherman; daughters, Beth Delores Jordan and Linda Ruth Brown; and siblings.

Survivors include his granddaughter, Terri Burdick; grandsons, Kenneth Easthom, Jim Easthom, Lee Easthom, Rick Easthom, and Michael Easthom; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Tyler Morning Telegraph – Aug 19, 2006
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Birdston Cemetery
  • h/o Naniruth (Garrett) Smotherman married Jan 25, 1936; s/o Ellis Arthur Smotherman & Minnie Belle Evarts) Smotherman buried in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Tx.

h/o Cora Estelle (McDaniel) Alston married Mar. 31, 1923 s/o William Henry Alston and Laura Agnes (Chandler) Alston

William Malcolm Alston
Dec. 11, 1897 - Jul. 29, 1962

Hold Services Wm. Alston

Funeral services for William M. Alston, 64, Fort Worth electrician, who died at his home Sunday following an extended illness were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister, and Rev. Clarence Yates, pastor. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

Alston was a native of Troup and had resided in Fort Worth 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Alston, Fort Worth; three sons, M. A. Alston, Hurst; Vivian W. Alston, Panama City, Fla., and William Alston, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Bessye M. Kiel, Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Lillie Ray Anderson, Irving, and Mrs. Billye Sue Evans, Shreveport, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Wilson, Tyler, and Mrs. Lola Mae Webb, Troup; 18 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pat Brewer, Mickey Brewer, Jerry McDaniel, Robert Wilson, W. B. Wilson and Ben Roberts.

McCammon directed.

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Pete Alston
Sep 14, 1943 - Feb 19, 2017

 
Pete Alston entered into this life on Sept. 14, 1943 and passed into the next one on Feb. 19, 2017.

Pete was born in San Antonio and attended school in BISD, graduating from Birdville High. He worked at Lennox for 25 years, from 1966 until the plant's closing. In 1944, he began work at Dyna Ten Corp., where he retired after 20 years as a Warehouse Manager.

Pete touched the lives of everyone around him with his good-natured humor and easy smile. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and was an avid fan of the Rangers and the Cowboys. More important, he loved spending time with his family and friends. We are richer for having known and loved him.

Pete is preceded in death by two sisters, Billie and Bessie; and a brother, Archie.

He leaves behind several people who will miss him terribly; loving wife, Linda; a sister, Lillie; a brother, Sonny ; as well as children, Kim Cedillo, Cyndy Sorrels, Jason Alston and Dave Walters; grandchildren, Chelsey, Anthony, Aubrey, Cody and Jacob; and eight great-grandchildren

Notes:

  • Greenwood Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Judith Ann (Wooley) Alston married Sep. 24, 1965 2nd wife Linda (Lemieux) Walters-Alston s/o William Malcolm Alston and Cora Estelle (McDaniel) Alston

Penney Beatrice Alston
Sep 17, 1962 - Jan 20, 1963

Alston Baby Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Penny Beatrice Alston, four-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Alston of Fort Worth, are to be conducted at the First Baptist church in Streetman Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Clarence Yates, pastor of the church.

The child died in a Ft. Worth hospital Sunday. The mother, resident of suburban Richaland Hills, was charged Friday with aggravated assault. The child suffered a fractured skull, broken ribs and other injuries, according to The Associated Press, which quoted Assistant District Attorney John Brady as saying the mother made a statement admitting throwing the infant to the floor.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mrs. W. M. Alston and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Elmer, all of Fort Worth; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Leigh, Louisville, Ky.

Pallbearers will be Lester Winder, Glen Fogle, Jim Quigley and William Alston.

McCammon directs.

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Reuben Spencer Catlin
Apr 25, 1893 - Aug 20, 1962

Hold Services Reuben Catlin

Funeral services for Reuben S. Catlin, 89, of Streetman, who died in Twilight Home Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery. Catlin was a member of the Streetman Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Lelia Catlin, Streetman, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Cecil Tisdale, Frank Rouse, Ralph Howell, W. G. Johnson, Loyal McKissack and Fred Berry.

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Emmett Edward Catlin
Jul 14, 1883 - Aug 2, 1957

Retired Farmer Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Emmett Edward Catlin, retired farmer who died at Twilight Home Friday morning, were held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Birdston cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert L. McKissack, Baptist minister of Teague. He was a Presbyterian.

Surviving are two sons, Edward and Daniel Catlin, and two daughters, Mrs. Ina Wood and Mrs. Elieen York, all of Dallas; a brother, Reuben Catlin, Streetman; a sister, Miss Lella Catlin, Corsicana; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ralph Sims, Cooper Harris, Kyser Coleman, Frank Rouse, Cecil Tisdale, Homer Paul Bonner and Gordon Grizzard.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 3, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lura Emma (Cate) Catlin buried Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, TX; s/o John Samuel Catlin & Orinda (Baldree) Catlin

Lella Nancy Catlin, Miss
Nov 12, 1889 - Aug 23, 1972

Miss Catlin

Miss Lelia Catlin, 82, longtime Corsicana resident and native of Birdston Community, died early Wednesday in Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor of Westminister Church, officiating.

She is survived by four nieces, Mrs. Mozelle Rockett of San Antonio, Mrs. Stella McNeloy and Mrs. Ida Mae Wood, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Ilene Herzgod of California; and two nephews, Edward Catlin of Tyler and Dan Catlin of Washington State.

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Miss Catlin

Funeral services for Miss Leila Catlin, 82, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor of Westminster Church officiating. Miss Catlin, Corsicana, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

Survivors include four nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Augus Kent McGilbary, Niel Tisdale, Cecil Tisdale, Loyal McKIssack, Gorden Grizzard and Loyd Robinson.

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Bonnie Mathews, Rev.
Nov 25, 1909 - Jan 22, 1959

Negro Minister Burial Slated

Funeral services for Bonnie Matthews, 49, negro Church of Christ minister, who died of a heart attack Thursday, will be held from the East Seventh Avenue Church of Christ Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Woodland cemetery with Calhoun in charge.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Mae Matthews, teacher at Eastman, Ga.

Notes:

  • Gospel preacher listed in "Our Ministers and Song Leaders of the Church of Christ," by Annie C. Tuggle, 1945.
  • h/o Anna (Ellis) Mathews s/o Richmond Mathews and Jackie (Anderson) Mathews per daughter Bonnie Mae Mathews informant on the death certificate - article says Richard and Leona Mathews
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan. 27, 1959

Lucinda Ann ”Annie” (Roberts) Owen
Feb 25, 1893 - Nov 16, 1959

Mrs. Ruby Owen, 66, of 710 West First avenue, died in the Alexander Hospital in Terrell Monday morning.

Funeral services are planned Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Ward cemetery. The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, of which she was a member.

Surviving are her husband, Ruby Owen, Corsicana; a brother, W. B. Roberts, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Will Matthews, Longview, and Mrs. Pat Zarafonetis, Forney, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Maco Stewart, Ferma C. Stewart, Artie Tanner, R. D. Crider, F. A. Bunch, William Stiles and Buford Barnes.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 16, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Ruby Rex Owen married Mar. 1, 1911; d/o Samuel Alexander Roberts & Narcissus Canadia “Nadie” (Mann) Roberts

Ruby Rex Owen
Feb 1, 1891 - Mar 26, 1976

R. R. Owen

Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Ruby R. Owen, 85, resident of Corsicana, who died this morning at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Ward cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Katie Owen of Corsicana; two step-sons, Spencer Elliott of Corsicana and Billy Elliott of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Weaver Owen of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Zula Cantrell of Henderson.

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R. R. Owen

Services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Ruby R. Owen, 85, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Howard White officiated with burial following at Ward cemetery.

Pallbearers were Charles Copeland, Ralph Sumner, Guy Sitton, Walter Earl Parker, Andy Snider and Phil Elliott.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Mar 28, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lucinda Ann “Annie” (Roberts) Owen married Mar 11, 1911 2nd wife Katie (Graham) Elliott-Owen; s/o Lafayette Owen & Izora Alfleeta “Fleeta” (Leetch) Owen

Grover Sabbath Melton
Nov 24, 1878 - Jul 29, 1959

G. S. Melton Of Irene Expires

G. S. Melton, 80, life-time resident of Salem and Iren, died in a Hillsboro hospital Wednesday morning.

Funeral services were to be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Irene with burial in the Salem cemetery. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife of Irene; a son, Talmadge Melton, Irene; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. S. H. Batton, Irene, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Lewis Frank Neel
Sep 24, 1902 - Sep 13, 1959

Auto Injuries Fatal Sunday To L. F. Neel

HILLSBORO, Sep. 15 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Lewis Frank Neel, 57, of Corsicana and longtime resident of the Frost-Blooming Grove area, who died Sunday in a Fort Worth hospital of injuries received in an automobile accident, were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Marshall and Marshall Funeral Chapel in Hillsboro.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. W. Bradbury and Rev. Harold Walker. Burial was in Salem cemetery in Irene.

A son, John Frank Neel, 22, of Fort Worth, was seriously injured in the same accident which occurred shortly afternoon midnight Friday in North Fort Worth.

His other survivors include another son, Earl Max Neel of Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Betty L. Thompson of Grand Prairie; his mother, Mrs. Martha Neel of Hamilton; three brothers, Clifford of Mineral Wells, Bonner of Pampa and Ben of Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Itasca Hampton of Hamilton, Mrs. Paralee McCord of Borger and Mrs. Bonnie Mae Massengale of Fort Worth.

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John Truman Neel, Sr.
Oct 20, 1869 - Jul 6, 1941

Funeral Services John Truman Neel

BYNUM, Texas, July 10.—Funeral services were held here Tuesday for John Truman Neel, 73.

Surviving are his wife, Bynum, and seven children, T. C. Neel, Mineral Wells; Frank and Bonner Neel, both of Frost; Champ Neel, Fort Bliss; Mrs. Itasca Hampton, Ireland, Texas; Mrs. Paralee McCord, Amarillo, and Mrs. Bonnie Mae Massingale, Frost.

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