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Marion Martin Walton 
Aug 9, 1882 - Mar 4, 1966

Martin Walton Rites Sunday

Martin Walton, 83, native of Navarro county, 1444 Elmwood retired furniture dealer, died Friday afternoon in Memorial Hospital.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which he was a member.

Surviving are a son, Ivan Walton, Nigeria, Africa; a daughter, Mrs. J. G. Hill, Jr., Corsicana; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother, T. J. Walton, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Pugh, Bob Gillespie, Jack McFerran, Walter Johnson, Jack McKinney, Leslie White, Tommy McClure and C. E. Hutchinson.

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Thomas Clifton �Tom� Livengood, Jr.
May 15, 1907 - Jun 19, 1961

Tom Livengood Dies Suddenly Early Monday

Tom Livengood, 54, was stricken with a heart attack Monday at 7:40 a.m. in North Corsicana as he was helping Roy Fields gauge shallow oil wells and was pronounced dead on arrival in a McCammon ambulance at the Navarro clinic. He was a native of Corsicana.

Surviving are two brothers, Gus Livengood, Corsicana, and Riggs Livengood, Houston; an uncle, Bob Teas, Dallas; three cousins, Mrs. Homer Crabb, Dallas; Mrs. Joe Lydick and Mrs. Martha Hendricks, both of Fort Worth, and other relatives.

He was a great-grandson of Capt. Riggs, one of the founders of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be Roy Fields, J. Wesley Edens, Jr.; John H. Bryant, J. W. McCammon, C. O. Curington and Luther A. Johnson, Jr.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 19, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Never married; s/o Thomas Clifton Livengood, Sr. buried Lockhart Municipal Burial Park, Lockhart, Texas and Margaret Elizabeth (Teas) Livengood

Augustus Francis �Gus� Livengood
May 15, 1907 - Nov 29, 1963

Gus Livengood Services Held

Funeral services for Gus Livengood, 56, life-long Corsicana resident, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. N. H. Kupferie, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist church.

Livengood was stricken with a heart attack Friday morning at the Pure Ice Company, West Fourth avenue and North Twelfth street. It was stated, as he sought to light a gas stove. He was pronounce dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital in a McCammon ambulance.

He served with the 36th Division, landing at Salerno Beach, Italy, in World War II. He had been employed by the Pure Ice Company since shortly after his discharge from the Army.

Surviving are a brother, Riggs Livengood, Houston; an uncle, Bob Teas, Dallas; three cousins, Mrs. Homer Crabb, Dallas; Mrs. Joe Lydick and Mrs. Martha Hendricks, both of Fort Worth; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Willis, J. W. Edens, Jr., Calvin Holloway, Lester Pattison, J. B. Paschal and Paul Miller.

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Lillian (Willis) Blackmon-Livermore
Sep 27, 1874 - Jun 23, 1961

Mrs. Blackmon Dies Sunday In Los Angles

Mrs. Spencer Blackmon, formerly of Corsicana, died in Los Angeles, Calif., Sunday.

Graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector of St. John's Episcopal church officiating.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana over the Rock Island Lines Saturday at 11:01 a.m.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack Goodwin, Los Angeles; two granddaughter, an aunt, Mrs. J. T. Blackmon, Corsicana, and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

Death Certificate

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 26, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James Spencer Blackmon married Jun. 6, 1903 2nd husband Dr. Walter Henry Livermore buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma; d/o James M. Willis and Louise Hull �Lou� (Camp) Westmoreland- Willis (monument says Lillian Willis Blackmon)

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Hold Services Mrs. Blackmon

Graveside rites for Mrs. Spencer Blackmon who died in Los Angeles Sunday were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector of St. John's Episcopal church, officiating.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack Goodwin, Los Angeles; two granddaughters, an aunt, Mrs. J. T. Blackmon, Corsicana and other relatives.

McCammon directed.

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Earle Clay Johnson
Jan 19, 1888 - Mar 31, 1961

E. C. Johnson Rites Monday

Earle C. Johnson, 73, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Johnson, and a former Corsicana resident, died in Waco Saturday.

Private funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, rector of St. John's Episcopal church, officiating.

Survivors are his wife of College Station; a daughter, Mrs. Eloise Grumbine, Galveston; a son, Capt. William Cone Johnson, San Antonio; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. E. Y. Cunningham, Corsicana.

Corley directed.

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George Thomas Martin
Oct 12, 1888 - Jul 24, 1961

Funeral services for George T. Martin, 72, who died early last week in Blythe, Calif., were held at Oakwood cemetery Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church conducted the rites.

He formerly resided in Corsicana and was a ginner.

Surviving are his wife of Blythe, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Robert Clarke, Corsicana; Mrs. Roy Boland, Abilene; Mrs. Ernie Miller, Eureka, Calif.; Mrs. Tomy Uchytil, Saragoga, Calif.; and Mrs. Don DeRemer, San Jose, Calif.; two sons, E. H. Martin, Fort Worth, and Jack Martin, Pleasant Hill, Calif. and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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Viola Mittie �Ola� (Miller) Bamburg
Jan 5, 1876 - Sep 10, 1961

Hold Services Mrs. L. Bamburg

Mrs. Viola Miller Bamburg, 86, wife of Lazarus BAmburg, 211 West Tenth avenue, died at noon Sunday.

Native of Georgia, most of her life had been spent in Texas.

Funeral services are scheduled Monday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Chester Odom, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, and Rev. W. B. Huntsberry, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Floyd Bamburg, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Fannie Wilkinson, Mansfield; Mrs. Emma McCullough, Fort Worth; Mrs. Maggie West, San Saba; and Mrs. Dene Bentley, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Charles Miller, Del Pasco, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ben Miller, Claude Miller, Jesse Miller, G. L. Miller, J. Miller and O. E. Williams.

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Lazarus �Latch� Bamburg
Aug 10, 1885 - May 29, 1976

Latch Bamburg

Funeral for Latch Bamburg, 90, who died here Saturday, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Frank Sherley will officiate.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law-, Mrs. Floyd Bamburg of Corsicana; one brother, John Bamburg of Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. Joe Adair and Mrs. Charles Smith, both of Corsicana; and other nieces and nephews.

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Martha (Beresford) Halbert
Jan 21, 1926 - Jan 1, 1977

Mrs. Halbert

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the St. Luke United Methodist Church chapel in Houston for Mrs. Martha B. Halbert, 50, of Houston, former Corsicana resident, who die Saturday in Houston.

Dr. Jon Fleming and Dr. Woodrow Smith were to officiate.

Mrs. Halbert was an administrative assistant at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She was a graduate of Southern Methodist University and received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Josh L. Halbert, who died Jan. 3, 1970.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Fran Bearden of Dallas; and two nieces, Kathy Bearden of Austin and Mary Ann Bearden of Eugene Okla.

Memorials may be made to the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Anna Belle Kiber, Miss
Apr 5, 1898 - Feb 25, 1970

Rites Pending For Miss Kiber

Miss Anna Belle Kiber, a lifelong resident of Corsicana and a schoolteacher, died Wednesday morning. She was a member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Funeral service time is pending at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, and the Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate.

Surviving are two brothers, D. H. Kiber of San Antonio and John B. Kiber of LaGrange, Ill.; three sisters, Miss Emma KIiber of Corsicana, Mrs. J. S. Ward of Montevalle, Ala., and Miss Julia Kiber of Corsicana; and nieces and nephews.

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Kiber Services

Funeral services for Miss Anna Belle Kiber will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Eugene E. Wood, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers, three sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Rex Bounds, Carl Mirus, W. D. Ralston, Cullen Dunn, Eugene Stewart, C. M. Gillespie, Jr., John Taylor and Allen Edens, Jr.

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Emma Dwyer Kiber, Miss
Feb 21, 1896 - Jul 9, 1973

Miss E. Kiber

Miss Emma D. Kiber, member of a pioneer Corsicana family and a retired school teacher, died early Monday in Memorial Hospital. She had been in ill health for several years.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kiber who for many years operated the Kiber and Cobb Ice Cream Parlor. A native of Corsicana, she was educated in the public schools here and received her B. A. and M. A. degrees from Texas Woman's University, Denton, when it was known as College of Industrial Arts (CIA). She was a live-long member of Westminister Presbyterian Church and had taught in the Corsicana public schools for many years.

Funeral services are to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with burial to be in Oakwood Cemetery. A minister had not been named at presstime.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Julia Kiber of Corsicana and Mrs. J. S. Ward of Montevalle, Ala.; two brothers, D. H. Kiber of San Antonio and John Kiber of LaGrange, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

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Miss E. Kiber

Funeral services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home for Miss Emma D. Kiber, retired Corsicana school teacher and member of a pioneer Corsicana family. Rev. Hazes White of Ennis will officiate, and burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Julia Kiber of Corsicana and Mrs. J. S. Ward of Montevallo, Ala.; two brothers, D. H. Kiber of San Antonio and John Kiber of La Grange, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Eugene Stewart, Allen Edens, Jr., W. W. McLauchlin, Robert Hamilton, Albert Galloway and C. O. Curington, Jr.

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Peter Alvin Nelson
B&D Sep 6, 1961

Nelson Infant Rites Thursday

Peter Alvin Nelson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Nelson, Corsicana, died at Memorial Hospital Wednesday night.

Graveside rites are slated Thursday at 4 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery, conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Nelson, Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hardin, Corsicana.

Corley directs.

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Mary Nell (Stanford) Cotton-Warner-Ratliff
Dec 20, 1928 - Jun 5, 2004

RATLIFF, MARY NELL, 75, a retired Claims Representative from Continental Insurance Company, died Saturday, June 5, 2004 at a Grapevine hospital. Funeral: 10am Tuesday at Lucas & Thompson Funeral Directors. Burial: 3pm Tuesday at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana, TX. Visitation: Monday 6-8pm at Lucas & Thompson Funeral Directors. She was a member of the Womens Club and passionately involved with her church family, Worldwide Church of God. Survivors: Daughter, Robbie and husband David McGuire of Grapevine; Grandchildren, Stephine, Chris and Shawn. She leaves a host of loving friends and family. Lucas and Thompson Funeral Directors Grapevine, TX (817) 488-7566

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Jack C. Cotton 2nd Joe Bryant Warner 3rd assumed Robert Lee Ratliff; d/o Ego Leonard Stanford & Victoria (McHany) Stanford

Willie Nora (Jones) Simington-Hodge-Ratliff
Aug 6, 1888 - Apr 9, 1964

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Ratliff

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Ratliff, 75, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. R. F. Donald, pastor of the First Assembly of God church, officiated. He was assisted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Mrs. Ratliff, who had resided here for 60 years, died Thursday night at her home, 2626 Park Row.

Survivors are a son, James E. Simington, Corsicana, six daughters, Mrs. M. O. Patterson, Mrs. J. W. Dunlap, Mrs. Basil Herod, Mrs. Lloyd Collard, all of Corsicana; Mrs. George Mason, Dallas, and Mrs. A. D. Patterson, Irving; two brothers, Wade and Homer Jones, both of Corsicana, and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. A. Ratliff, Bobby Gene Ratliff, Alton Ratliff, Beauford Dunlap, Malcolm Simington and Steve Ray Robinson.

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Edward Bernard Harris, Sr.
Mar 23, 1882 - May 6, 1961

E. B. Harris, Sr. Dies Saturday, Rites Monday

E. B. Harris, Sr., 79, died at Austin Saturday afternoon.

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

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

A native of Mildred, Harris resided in Corsicana most of his life, going to Austin two years ago. He operated a cabinet making business here for years before his retirement several years ago and earlier was in auto accessory business.

Surviving are two sons, Ed Harris, Jr., Austin, and Leidon M. Harris, Bordeaux, France; three grandchildren, two brothers, Frank Harris, San Saba, and John Harris, New Orleans; a sister, Mrs. Grady E. Bowden, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carl Mirus, Leo Blasingame. S. E. (Dick) Anderson, Percy McKinney, John J. Garner, Gerald McClung, Harry Beckham and Frank Harris, Jr.

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Phillip Kelton Sheets, Sr.
Jun 21, 1904 - Jul 2, 1961

Phil Sheets Rites Tuesday

Phil Sheets, native of Corsicana, died in Wichita Falls Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning from the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Wichita Falls and graveside rites are scheduled at Oakwood cemetery here Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

He had resided in Wichita Falls for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Wichita Falls; two sons, Capt. Phil K. Sheets, Anchorage, Alaska, and Jack W. Sheets, Wichita Falls; a daughter, Miss Sandra Sheets, Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Rufus Wilkes, Abilene, and Mrs. Bill Gilbert, Bowie; a brother, Palmer Sheets, Breckenridge, and a number of other relatives.

McCammon will direct local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul. 3, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Louise (Wilson) Sheets married Aug 16, 1925; s/o Henry Edward �Ed� Sheets & Mary Emma (Brennen) Sheets

Othel Louise (Liles) Fulton-Sheets
Sep 24, 1927 - Jul 2, 2010

Sheets, Othel Louise Liles (82) was born September 4, 1927 in Cherry Hill, Arkansas. She passed away after a lengthy illness, July 2, 2010 in Plano, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her mother Telia Blackwell Liles and her father Sherman Othel Liles and her husband of 49 years, Jack Sheets. Louise graduated from Sasakwa High School in Sasakwa, Oklahoma. She worked for Bank of America in California and later owned Bryan Sewing Center in Bryan, Texas.

She is survived by her two sons, Michael Ray Fulton (wife Teri) and Robert Lee Fulton (wife Debbie); grandchildren Chad Arthur Fulton, Jaymee (Matt) Giddings, Lodie (Jason) Brewer, Christel (Jim) Crigler; great grandchildren Parker Ryan Brewer, Pierce Ray Fulton, Peyton Raylee Brewer; Brother -in- Law and sister - in - law Jim and Martha McCarter, numerous nieces and nephews and many beloved neighbors and friends.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - Jul 4, 2010
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st husband Raymond Cecil Fulton 2nd husband Jack Wilson �Jackie� Sheets; d/o Sherman Othel Liles & Telia (Blackwell) Liles

Linda Kay (Barnes) Sheets
Aug 11, 1952 - Feb 2, 2015

Mrs. Linda Kay Barnes Sheets, age 62, of Austin passed away on February 2, 2015 at Walnut Hills Convalescent Center in Austin. She was born on August 11, 1952 in Prescott, Arkansas to William R. Barnes and Linda Barnes.

After graduating high school, Linda worked as a bookkeeper in retail.

She is survived by her parents, Bill and Rita Barnes of Hughes Springs, Texas and daughter, Christine Tyykila of Corsicana, Texas.

Visitation with the family will held from 1:00P.M to 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home and funeral services will begin following the visitation at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Anthony Sheets; d/o William R .�Bill� Barnes & Linda (unk) Barnes

James Melton �Jim� Glenn
Sep 1, 1880 - Mar 3, 1961

Funeral services for Jim Glenn, 80, retired farmer, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday night, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are two brothers, G. W. Glenn, Lubbock, and O. D. Glenn, Roane; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Wortham and Mrs. Ida Warren, both of Quinton, Okla.; Mrs. Lula Whitlock, Dallas, and Mrs. Ollie Selby, Mineral Wells, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Doyle Tucker, T. S. Malone, H. T. Bassham, O. W. Glenn, Robert McCarter, H. H. Robinson, L. B. Robinson and Jesse Cooper.

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Orvel Wilson Glenn
May 17, 1919 - Feb 11, 1977

Orvel Glenn

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Orvel Glenn, 57, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will follow at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Antlers, Okla., veteran of World War II, a member of the Baptist church and owner and operator of the Glenn Exxon service Station, South 15th St. and West Seventh Ave.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Kathleen Glenn of Corsicana; a son, Orvel Dale Glenn of Corsicana; two daughter, Mrs. Lexie Hutchison of San Antonio and Mrs. Janis Kelly of Dallas; five grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. H. T. Bassham of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are George Richards, Elsie Armstrong, Lester Hambrick, Johnny Bates, Wilson Warner and John Powell

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Maurice Elvin Barnett
Feb 21, 1912 - Aug 3, 1961

Hold Services For Cattleman

Funeral services for Maurice Burnett, 48, cattleman for the Wheelock ranch, Route 5, Corsicana, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Burnett was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon following a heart attack.

A native of Brown county, Burnett had been with the Wheelock ranch for 16 years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Don Baxter, Charlotte; Judy and Lindsay Burnett, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. C. M. Burnett, Carbon; a brother, Rev. L. M. Burnett, Odom; two sisters, Mrs. Cullen Hawkins, Pasadena, and Mrs. Mack Stubblefield, Carbon; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Burnett was a charter member of the Central Texas Quarterhorse association.

Pallbearers were John Wheelock, Dwain Turner, Allen Jamison, Vealon Ware, B. C. Hall, Louis Haynie, Max Watts and Glendon Thomas.

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Arch Thomas Smith, Sr.
Jan 5, 1888 - Mar 15, 1961

A. T. Smith, Sr. Services Held

Rites for A. T. Smith, Sr., 73, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

Services were conducted by Bert Mercer, minister of the West Side Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Smith was a retired grocer, a native Texan, he lived in Henderson county prior to moving to Corsicana 41 years ago. He operated a grocery store for 32 years here.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana, six daughters, Mrs. A. J. Hickson, Port Arthur; Mrs. Annie Lou Matthews and Mrs. W. D. Ragsdale, Jr., both of Corsicana; Mrs. O. L. Luther, Bryan; Mrs. Johnnie Pierce, Fort Worth; Mrs. Joe B. Brown, Waxahachie; a son, A. T. Smith, Jr., Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren, two brothers, W. C. Smith, Eagle Pass, and E. E. Smith, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Mae Simpson, Fairfield, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Oscar Phillips, G. T. Poarch, M. L. Tillison, Dee Scott, C. R. Hayden, Fritz Kloecker and W. L. Whitehead.

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Edwin Craig Hutchens
Sep 21, 1913 - Jun 25, 1961

E. C. Hutchens Rites Tuesday

Final rites for Edwin C. Hutchens, 48, who died at his home in Dallas Sunday night of a heart attack, were held Tuesday.

Dallas rites were held at the Ed C. Smith and Bro. Chapel in Dallas at 1 p.m. and graveside services were held at Oakwood cemetery here at 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in the Jackson family plot.

Surviving are his wife, the former Jane Jackson, Dallas; father, C. A. Hutchens, Clarksville; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas N. Cole, Clarksville; Mrs. Charles Westfall, Paris, and Mrs. V. J. Tull, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rhodes Harbison, James F. Jarrell, Melton Jarrell, Jack McClintock, Joe Hendley, Harold Miller, Jack Wilson and D. L. Yarborough, Jr.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

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Jane (Jackson) Hutchens
May 2, 1926 - Jun 29, 1976

Mrs. Hutchens

DALLAS�Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Central Christian Church, 4711 Westside Drive, for Mrs. Jane Jackson Hutchens, resident of Dallas for 27 years, who died in Dallas Tuesday morning.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Jackson, former residents of Corsicana.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. S. C. Robinson; a niece and two nephews of Dallas, two aunts, Mrs. Ben Blackmon and Miss Olive Noble of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward C. Hutchens in 1961.

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Karl Hermann Dittman, Dr.
Apr 2, 1899 - Oct 2, 1961

Dr. Dittman Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Dr. Karl Dittman, Los Angeles, Calif., who died of a heart attack at Andover, Mass. Monday night, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial will be on the A. F. Mitchell plot in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. Dittman was a cousin of Mrs. Mitchell.

Dr. Dittman, veteran of World War I, native of Germany, who came to America in 1928, was a research scientist of the Douglas Aircraft Corporation.

Surviving are his wife of Los Angeles, two sons and other relatives.

The body was scheduled to arrive in Dallas by air at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Robert Cason, Phillip De Franco, M. R. Morris, Jimmy Bogle and James W. McCammon.

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Olivia Inez (Hanna) Dittman
Mar 5, 1901 - Feb 17, 1966

Mrs. Dittman Rites Monday

Mrs. Inez Dittman died in Inglewood, Calif., Thursday.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The body will arrive in Corsicana Saturday night.

Surviving are two sons, R. W. Dittman, Los Angeles, Calif. and A. K. Dittman, Morristown, N. J.; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Thorne, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. J. Manley Hanna, Vilonia, Ark. and other relatives.

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Amanda Emaline (Sullivan) Lee
Jul 27, 1875 - Sep 29, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Lee

Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Lee, 86, who died in Memorial hospital Friday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Odom, former pastor, and Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of Calvary Baptist church.

Native of Alabama, Mrs. Lee had resided at 2500 West Collin street for 25 years.

Surviving are a son, George Lee, Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. Ethel Weaver and Mrs. Susie Lee, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Caroline Steele, Branson, Mo.; Mrs. G. C. Fitch, Winkler, and Mrs. David E. Wilson, Athens; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two brothers, John Sullivan, San Francisco, and Percy Sullivan, Normangee; two sisters, Mrs. Gussie Biddle, Normangee, and Mrs. Manie Hooker, Dallas, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct. 1, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Arthur Lee d/o Larkin D Sullivan and Caroline (Turner) Sullivan per death certificate (Percy, John, and Gussie's mother is Lula
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Charles Peter Richardson
Jul 27, 1961 - Jul 29, 1961

Infant Rites Held Sunday

Funeral services for Charles Peter Richardson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Richardson, 3019 West Collin street, who died in Memorial Hospital early Saturday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Ronnie and a sister, Cathy, all of Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. Viola Richardson, Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Lela Jones, Kilmachael, Miss., and other relatives.

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Elsie Mae (Wilds) Archer
May 3, 1918 - Jul 15, 1964

Mrs. Archer Of Lubbock Dies

Mrs. Elsie Archer, 46, of Lubbock, sister of Mrs. G. N. Dickson, Corsicana, died in Lubbock Tuesday night.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon, but the services are expected to be held at the Corley Chapel sometime Thursday afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, C. S. Archer, Lubbock; two brothers, Kenneth and Delma Wilds, both of Fort Worth; seven sisters, Mrs. Dickson, Corsicana; Mrs. K. C. Buchanan, Alamo; Mrs. T. H. Hale, Norristown, Pa.; Mrs. W. S. Curtis, Jr., Arlington; B. W. Cannon, Bay City; Mrs. F. A. Nokes, Conroe, and Mrs. Elvis White, College Station and other relatives.

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Friday Rites For Mrs. Archer

Final rites for Mrs. Elsie Archer, 46, of Lubbock, who died in Lubbock Tuesday night, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, C. S. Archer, Lubbock; two brothers, Kenneth and Delma Wilds, both of Fort Worth; seven sisters, Mrs. G. N. Dickson, Corsicana; Mrs. K. C. Buchanan, Alamo; Mrs. T. H. Hale, Norristown, Pa.; Mrs. W. S. Curtis, Jr., Arlington; Mrs. B. W. Cannon, Bay City; Mrs. F. A. Nokes, Conroe, and Mrs. Elvie White, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be G. C. Kirksey, Neal Crawford, Bob Joyner, Hugh Fullerton, Jr.; Leonard Dockery and Lendon Wilson.

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Henry Clay Archer
Sep 1, 1889 - Sep 8, 1962

Henry C. Archer Dies Saturday

Henry C. Archer, 73, retired 913 West Fifteenth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning a short time after suffering a heart attack at the family home.

Archer lived in Corsicana a number of years ago, later going to Fort Stockton with the Kena Middleton Refining Company, returning to Corsicana to reside two years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Archer, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss June Archer and Mrs. Harry Bruton, both of Corsicana, and a son, Elbert Archer, Fort Stockton; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. F. H. Parker, Dallas, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be L. P. Tilton, Jack Owen, Bill Bradford, Herbert Varley, Wade Abernathy and John Pugh.

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Mattie Viola (Harvin) Archer
May 14, 1889 - Nov 13, 1975

Mrs. Archer

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday for Mrs. Mattie Archer, 86, of Corsicana, who died yesterday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. A native of Kerens, Mrs. Archer was a resident of Corsicana for 16 years.

Survivors include a son, Elbert H. Archer of Fort Stockton, Texas; two daughters, June Archer and Mrs. Harry Bruton, both of Corsicana; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and by one sister, Mrs. Ossie Martin of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Archer

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Archer, 86, of Corsicana will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial following in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Harvin Tilton, Vernon Hogue Jr., Lary Reed, Eugene Stewart, Kerr Cowan and W. D. Raulston.

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Chester Minyard
Feb 12, 1896 - May 3, 1961

Hold Services For C. Minyard

Funeral services for Chester Minyard, 65, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Dr. Floyd Johnson, First Methodist church pastor, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A retired telegraph operator for the Magnolia Pipe Line company, Minyard died in Memorial Hospital shortly before noon Wednesday following a heart attack earlier in the morning while fishing at Lake Corsicana.

Survivors other than his widow of Corsicana, are one son, Howard C. Minyard, Kermit; two grandsons, two brothers, Clyde Minyard, Wichita Falls, and Grimes Minyard, Bastrop, La.; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Perkins, Carthage; Mrs. Bailey Smith, Henderson; Mrs. Estes Smith, Jasper, and Miss Estelle Minyard, Denison, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were M. R. Anderson, M. E. Ray, George Weinschel, Albert Frey, Wesley Edens and Karl Blackwell.

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Robert Hemphill Phinney
Sep 29, 1880 - Feb 10, 1961

R. H. Phinny Expires Friday

R. H. (Bob) Phinny, 80, native of Arkansas but a long-time Corsicana resident, died Friday in Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church with Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Phinny, a retired carpenter, had resided on North Fifth street almost a quarter of a century.

Survivors other than his widow of Corsicana, are two sons, Wesley Phinny, Teague, and James Phinny, Lubbock; two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Thompson, Rio Alto, Calif., and Mrs. C. P. Neuffer, Pasadena; one step-son, Louis Territo, Corsicana; five step daughters, Mrs. Roy Patrick, Ferris; Miss Annie Territo, Lubbock; Mrs. Bob Walton, Fort Worth; Mrs. V. L. Phelpe, and Mrs. Frances Bell, both of Lubbock; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. O. Huggins, R. L. Green, W. S. Montgomery, William Young, Joe Pratt and Edwin T. Phinny.

Corley directs.

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Quinton Jasper Gathright
Jan 9, 1921 - Jan 10, 1972

Q. Gathright

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Quinton Gathright, 52, who died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital. A native of Corbet, he had lived in Corsicana for most of his life. He was assistant administrator of Paulyne's Convalescent Home, a member of the Baptist Church and a Marine veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his widow of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. D. C. Gathright of Corsicana; a stepson, Bogner Stubbs of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Mrs. Dial Stone of Fort Worth and Mrs. Byron McDonald of Corsicana; and two grandchildren.

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Q. Gathright

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Northside Baptist Church for Quinton Gathright, 52, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. B. W. Johnson and the Rev. David W. Hale will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by his widow of Corsicana, mother, Mrs. D. D. Gathright of Corsicana, a stepson, two sisters, and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Byron McDonald, Dial Stone, Othis Ellis, Hubert Marshall, Felton Lewis, Gillen Wright, Howe French, Ted Thedford, J. T. Davis and Richard Stubbs.

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Rena (Shirley) Allen
Nov 17, 1882 - Nov 1, 1969

Allen Services

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for former long-time resident, Mrs. Guy Allen, 85, who died Saturday in Lubbock where she had resided the past several years. The Rev. Kenneth Haley officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Allen's late husband, who died in 1961 was in the grocery business here for many years as the Hawkins and Allen Grocery.

She was the mother of Ben Dave (Stookie) Allen, now of Fort Worth, who acquired fame in the 1930s as a cartoonist in New York. Allen was married at one time to Dorothy Parker, columnist who wrote �Flapper Fanny.�

Mrs. Allen is survived by the one son; one brother, Rex Shirley, Lubbock; two sisters, Mrs. Bell Reagan and Mrs. Valle Simon, both of Lubbock; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Dave Kelton, Ed M. Polk, L. D. Ransom, W. L. Holman, Ralph Stell and Gerald McClung.

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Thurman Augusta Gordon
Aug. 22, 1910 - Apr. 22, 1977

Thurman A. Gordon

Services for Thurman A. (Jim) Gordon, 66, a former Corsicana resident, who died Friday, will be at 9 a.m. Monday in the Pasadena Chapel in Pasadena, Texas. The Rev. Andy Kite will officiate, with graveside services at 4 p.m. Monday in Oakwood Cemetery.

Gordon is a native of Richland.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Gordon of Deer Park; four daughters, Dorothy Martin of Dallas, Kay Maxwell of Bel Aire; Betty Nelms of Pasadena; Glenda Ewell of Sunnybale; by five stepsons, Stanley Martin of Deer Park, Kelly Martin of Deer Park, David Johnson of Dallas, Kenneth Gordon of Mount Pleasant, and A. C. Gordon of Houston; by 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and by one brother, Aubrey Gordon of Mount Pleasant.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Corley's Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Apr 24, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Alice Pauline (Kerchoff) Gordon married May 28, 1928 2nd wife Evelyn Pauline (Funderburg) Johnson- Gordon 3rd wife Bonnie (Unk) Gordon; s/o Charles Thurman Gordon and Amadee (Coker) Gordon-Toten

Garner E. Stegall
Dec 12, 1918 - Sep 23, 1974

Garner E. Stegall

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Garner E. Stegall, 55, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Dallas. Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Canton, resident of Corsicana for 11 years, and employe of the Texas Highway Department. He was also a member of the Baptist church and had retired from the Air Force.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; a son, Gary Lee Stegall of Dallas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Stegall of Corsicana; three brothers, D. D. Stegall of New Braunsfel, Bradley Stegall of Fort Worth, and Billy R. Stegall of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Lester Woolverton of Mabank, Mrs. Marvin Mays of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Hugh Fullerton Jr. of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Preston Patterson, C. W. Price, Robert Watkins, Percy Varnell, Robert Fulton and James Page.

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

Mrs. Joe Gibbs Dies In Clinic

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

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

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

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

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

Corley directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb 16, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Nazarene �Joe� Gibbs married Jul. 3, 1936; d/o Albert Christopher Morris & Mary Bessie (Pollock) Morris

McKinley Maurice Gibbs
Apr 19, 1898 - Jul 23, 1966

McKinley Gibbs Dies Saturday

McKinley M. Gibbs, 66, retired lumberman, 1205 West Eleventh avenue, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 5 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister, and Rev. Davy J. Hobson, pastor of the Unity Baptist church.

He was an active member of all Masonic bodies.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two sisters, Mrs. Ola Coody, Hamburg, Ark., and Mrs. Eva Dreggs, Alvin, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Jul. 23, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st wife Louise (Wallace) Gibbs married Sep 7, 1924 2nd wife Lorene Hattie (McDaniel) Gibbs-Charles married Feb 14, 1943; s/o William Jessie Gibbs & Willie Victoria (McGuire) Gibbs (he is listed in census in Arkansas as Maurice)

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Hold Services for McKinley M. Gibbs, 68, retired lumberman, 1205 West Eleventh avenue, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 5 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Gibbs, a member of all Masonic bodies, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital early Saturday morning. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister, and Rev. Daby J. Hobson, pastor of the Unity Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ola Coody, Hamburg, Ark. and Mrs. Eva Dreggs, Alvin, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were members of Corsicana Lodge No. 174, A. F. and A. M.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul. 25, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • 1st wife Marion Louise (Wallace) Gibbs married Sep. 7, 1924 2nd wife Lorene Hattie (McDaniel) Charles-Gibbs; s/o William Jesse Gibbs & Willie Victoria (McGuire) Gibbs

Johnnie Eugene Cox
Sep 4, 1890 - Nov 26, 1961

J. E. Cox, native of Mississippi but long-time resident of Navarro county, was found dead early Sunday in the home of a daughter at Corbet. He was 70.

Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with C. B. Holcomb, minister Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, and Rev. Roy J. Bostick officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A retired farmer, Mr. Cox had resided in Purdon the last 10 years but prior to that he made his residence in Kerens for about 11 years.

Surviving are five sons, W. D. Cox, Conroe; Elgie Cox, Waldron, Ark.; Orville Cox, Alvin; and Marvis Cox and R. V. Cox both of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. E. T. Denn, Corsicana; and Mrs. J. A. Morse, Pampa; one brother, J. L. Cox, Waxahachie; two sisters, Mrs. Maudie Erwin and Mrs. Allie Erwin, both of Waxahachie; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Charles Morgan Gordon
Feb 21, 1884 - Jan 16, 1966

Charlie Gordon Rites Tuesday

Charlie M. Gordon, 81, farmer, 3005 ark Row, native of Navarro county, died Sunday.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two brothers, H. F. and S. O. Gordon, and a sister, Mrs. Violet Gordon Moreland, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sam Gordon, Sr.; Sam Gordon, Jr.; Dewey Gordon, Alvin Gordon, Ray A. Gordon, Robert Johnsey, John Mangrum and Nick McCollum.

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LuAndrea Pope
Feb 22, 1960 - Feb 22, 1961

Graveside rites for LuAndrea Pope, one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Pope who died Wednesday in Beaumont, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Robert Wooddy, First Baptist church pastor, conducting.

The child was born in Corsicana.

Survivors, other than the parents are one brother, Samuel Wayne Pope, and one sister, Cynthia Ann Pope, all of Beaumont; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Pope and Mrs. M. P. Morris, all of Corsicana; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Pope, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Lusk, Ennis, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Morris, Corsicana, and Mrs. Betty Dillard, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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Marilyn Frances (Sharp) Pope
Dec 6, 1919 - Nov 15, 1975

Mrs. Pope

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lucas Funeral Home in Fort Worth for Mrs. Marilyn Frances Sharp Pope , resident of Fort Worth, who died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, William T. Pope of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Billie Brothers of Dallas and Mrs. Carolyn Picard of Fort Worth; a brother, Tom Sharp of Gulana, Africa; four grandchildren and a mother-in-law, Mrs. F. A. Pope of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 17, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Thomas �Billy� Pope married Jan 1, 1938; d/o Thomas J. �Tom� Sharp & Frances Elizabeth (Palmer) Sharp

Claude Christopher Carson
Jun. 19, 1890 - Jul. 2, 1961

Claude Carson Expires Sunday Rites Monday

Claude C. Carson, life-long Corsicana resident, brick and tile contractor, 1330 West Thirteenth avenue, died in Memorial hospital Sunday.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora M. Carson, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Earl Parker, Corsicana; a grandson, Walter Earl Parker, Jr., Corsicana;, and two brothers, Horace Carson, Corsicana, and Grover C. Carson, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Winfred Clem, Carrollton; Mrs. Addie McCoy, Dallas, and Mrs. Vivian Van Steenwick, Carrollton, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. C. Steward, Ernest Moore, Will Hashop, Frank Holmes, Paul Mitchell, Dr. Leslie Kelton, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Ralph Tatum, C. L. Humphries, W. P. McCammon and Jimmy Mansfield.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul. 3, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Edna Mae (Harbour) Carson married Aug. 20, 1911; s/o Christopher Caide Carson & Julia Ann (Gossett) Carson

Alonzo Martin �Lonnie� Walton
Mar 23, 1909 - Apr 8, 1961

Lonnie Walton Rites Monday

Lonnie M. Walton, 53, native of Corsicana, died at Arlington Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Central Methodist church here with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert E. Cook, pastor.

Walton was the son of the late George Walton, pioneer resident of this area.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gelene Walton, Arlington; a daughter, Mrs. Tom Davis, Houston; one grandchild; five brothers, George Walton, Little Rock, Ark.; Preston Walton, San Antonio; Robert Walton, Freer; Miller Walton, Graham; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Trapp, Dallas, and Mrs. Norman Woody, Midland; two uncles, T. J. and Martin Walton, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Cason, Owen Elliott, Oscar Bird, John Pugh, Paul Miller and Fullwood Boyd.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Apr 10, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mamie Louise (Griffin) Walton Nowell-Sebesta 2nd wife Genelle (Ramsey) Walton-Gillespie s/o George Wiley Walton & Mary Alice (Wilson) Walton

George Bright Walton
Feb 26, 1901 - Mar 28, 1963

Rites Sunday For G. B. Walton

Graveside rites for George B. Walton, 62, who died in Little Rock, Ark., were held at Oakwood Cemetery Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Very Rev. Sam B. Hulsey of St. John's Episcopal church officiating. An earlier service was held Saturday in Little Rock.

Walton was a native of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Beauchamp Walton, Little Rock; four brothers, Miller Walton, Dallas; Wesley Walton, Graham; Preston Walton, San Antonio, and Robert C. Walton, Freer; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Trapp, Dallas, and Mrs. Norma Woody, Midland; and uncle, T. J. Walton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were homer Wallis, E. P. Winton, Don Bennett, John P. Costello, and C. G. Hudgins, all of Dallas, and Marvin Wallace.

McCammon directed.

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Barney Karl Harris
Sep 29, 1891 - Sep 27, 1961

Carl Harris Rites Friday

Funeral services for Carl Harris, 70, former Corsicana resident, who died in Baytown Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian church in Baytown.

A second service will be held from the Griffin Chapel here Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Earl Bissix, Christian minister.

Surviving are his wife of Baytown, two brothers, D. B. Harris, San Angelo, and John H. Harris, Brownwood; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Bonnosky, Rising Star; Mrs. Robbie Moody, Stephenville, and Mrs. Reuben Lewis, San Angelo, and other relatives.

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Edward Charles Rahm
May 26, 1898 - Oct. 19, 1961

Sunday Rites Edward Rahm

Final rites for Edward C. Rahm, former Corsicana resident, were held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. Robert E. Cook, Jr., pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Rahm died at his home in Benavides Thursday of a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Letha Ferrell Rahm, Benavides, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Ferrell, Corsicana; a son , Vernon Rahm, Penelope; a daughter, Miss LaNell Rahm, student in LSU; a grandson, two sisters and two brothers, Ted Rahm, Hobbs, N.M., and Johnny Rahm, Utah, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Carter, Lloyd K. Carraway, Buddy Ward, Dr. John H. Prine, Cecil Casterling, Glenn Ellison, R. L. McHaney and John Terry.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct.23, 1961
  • submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Leitha Eleanor (Ferrell) Rahm married Aug. 6, 1906 s/o William Robert Rahm and Hulda Bertha (Merchant) Rahm

James Persons Simonds, Dr.
Mar 19, 1878 - Mar 17, 1964

Dr. J. P. Simonds, Dies Chicago, Services Here

Dr. James Persons Simonds, 86, native of Kerens, died in Chicago, Ill., Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

The body arrives in Dallas by air Thursday morning.

Dr. Simonds was professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School, Galveston, 1912-1914. He was sent to France during World War I by the Rockefeller Foundation to do research work in gas gangrene.

He was professor of Pathology of Northwestern University Medical School from 1914 to 1922, professor and head of Pathology at Northwestern from 1922 until his retirement in 1943.

Dr. Simonds was a charter and life member of the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society, 32 degree Mason and Shriner and Baptist.

Memorial services will be conducted on the campus of Northwestern Medical School in the Thorne Chapel by the faculty Friday afternoon.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Vernon Roach, Fort Worth; four nieces, Mrs. Warren Knox, Fort Worth; Mrs. David Neece, Garden Grove, Calif.; Mrs. Ben F. Blackmon and Miss Olive Noble, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Joe Daniel, Andrew Talley, Bob Ford, Pat Murphy and Ama Bain, all of Kerens; Persons Hodge and Joe Hodge, Chatfield; Dr. Leslie Kelton, Ben Blackmon and J. B. Williams, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar. 19, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie Pearl (Jones) Simonds married Jan. 25, 1909 s/o Dr. Richard Harrison Simonds and Mary Nelm (Persons) Simonds

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Dr. J. P. Simonds Rites Put Off Until Saturday

Funeral services for Dr. James Persons Simonds, 86, who died in Chicago Tuesday, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Dr. Simonds was a native of Kerens.

The services were postponed from Friday at 2:30 p.m. because of the blizzard conditions in Chicago that prevented the plane bearing the body to Dallas to leave Friday morning.

Survivors are: a sister, Mrs. Vernon Roach, Fort Worth; four nieces, Dr. Warren Knox, Fort Worth; Mrs. David Neece, Garden Grove, Calif.; Mrs. Ben F. Blackmon and Miss Olive Noble, Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Joe Daniel, Andrew Talley, Bob Ford, Pat Murphy and Ama Bain, all of Kerens; Persons Hodge and Joe Hodge, Chatfield; Dr. Leslie Kelton, Ben Blackmon and I.. B. Williams, Corsicana.

Dr. Simonds was professor of pathology at the Northwestern University medical school from 1914 to 1922 until retirement in 1943 he was professor and head of Pathology at Northwestern.

From 1912 to 1914 Dr. Simonds was professor of preventive medicine at the University of Texas medical school in Galveston. During World War I he was sent to France to do research in gas gangrene by the Rockfeller Foundation.

Memorial services were held Friday afternoon by the faculty on the Northwestern medical school campus in the Thorne chapel.

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Joan Kathleen (Krouse) Reed
Nov 13, 1936 - Dec 23, 2022

Joan Kathleen Reed Obituary
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Joan Kathleen Reed of Frost, Texas, born in Reading, Pennsylvania, who passed away on December 23, 2022 at the age of 86. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Joan Kathleen Reed to pay them a last tribute.

She was loved and cherished by many people including : her parents, Harry Krouse and Florence Krouse; her husband Kennith Reed; her sons, Lance E. Reed and Clay M. Reed (Debbie); her daughter-in-law Marilyn Reed; her grandchildren, Amanda Martin (Caleb), Zachary Reed (Virginia) and Jessica Reed (Tim Statum); and her great grandchildren, Courtney Keith (Kenny Steinbeck), Camden Martin and Kierra Smith. She was also cherished by numerous extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 29th 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Frost Cemetery (Garrity St, Frost, TX 76641).

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Donna Nell Locke (Keathley) Dill
Jun 8, 1928 - Jan 27, 1999

Donna Nell Keathley Dill
Donna Nell Keathley Dill of Chatfield, Texas, formerly of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away on January 27, 1999 at her daughter's residence in Alvin, Texas.
Mrs. Dill was born in Frost, Texas on June 8, 1928, and was a resident of Corsicana, Texas for many years prior to the family's move to Lake Jackson in 1956.  Chatfield had been her home since her retirement from Dow Chemical Company in 1978. She and her husband were the owners of Dill Distributing Company in Corsicana.
Mrs. Dill is survived by her daughters, Shirley Dill Brothers of Alvin and Billie Dill Bone of Chatfield; son-in-law, Jimmy R. Bone of Chatfield; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Jimmy R. Bone of Chatfield; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Michael Anne and Scot Bryant of Alvin; grandson, David Ray Bone of Chatfield; grand-daughter, Megan Donnell Brothers, of Alvin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Flem S. and Evelyn Ke3athley of Willis. Stanley P. and Ardeth Keathley of Bay City and Bettye Keathley of Waco. Also survived by her mother-in-law, Maggie Conner Dill of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Cliff Thomason of Palestine; brothers and sistter-in-law, Sammy Charles and Eileen Dill of Arlington, and RandyJ. and Joy Dill of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. "Bill" Dill; daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter, Linda, Mike and Dana Marie Day; father and mother, Flem S. and Constance Keathley; and brother Dr. David L. Keathley.
Mrs. Dill was a member of the Rebekah's, the Chatfield Community Center, the Navarro County Historical Society and attended the First United Methodist Church of Chatfield.
Visitation will be at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, January 28, 1999 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas.
Interment will be at the Frost Cemetery in Frost, Texas.
Pallbearers are her beloved nephews, Mike Keathley, Gary Keathley, Tim Keathley, Jimmy Keathley, Douglas Paul Abshier, Matthew Keathley and Mitchell Keathley.
Memorials may be made to the Rice ISD Scholarship Fund, the Alvin ISD Education Foundation or the charity of your choice.
The family is grateful to the staff of M.D. Anderson Hospital, especially Dr. Michael Bevers and nurse Donna Smoley, for their care and concern over the past year; and to the Hospice at the Texas Medical Center for their care over the past month.
Arrangements by Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood, Texas.

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Rachael (Putman) Sykes
Apr 7, 1879 - Oct 28, 1961

Mrs. Sykes, 82, Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Rachel R. Sykes, 82, native of Liberty Hill, and resident of Dawson until a few years ago, died at her home, 1416 Arlington Drive, Saturday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the First Methodist church in Dawson with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor, and Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor of the First Baptist church in Dawson.

Surviving are four sons, Albert Sykes, Hillsboro; Jack and Dock Sykes, both of Dawson, and Sergeant First class Windell Sykes, USA, Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Hagle and Mrs. Blossom Michaels, both of Dawson, and Mrs. Calvin Calhoun, Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Nutt, Corsicana; Mrs. James Spence, Temple, Okla., and Mrs. Effie Slater, Frost; and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Eubanks Funeral Home will direct.

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Ida Martha (Pierle) Patterson
Sep 14, 1922 - Feb 18, 1971

Patterson Rites Set Monday

Mrs. R. L. Patterson Jr., 48, died Thursday in Alexandria, after an extended illness. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Eureka Cemetery, with Corley Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Patterson is survived by her husband, a son, Tommy, and daughter Jeanie, all of Alexandria; two sisters; and three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Gene Stewart of Corsicana, Mrs. J. L. Wood of Dallas and Mrs. Al Dossett of Electra.

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Robert Lester Patterson, Sr.
Sep 2, 1884 - Jan 18, 1962

R. L. Patterson Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday

R. L. Patterson, Sr., long-time resident of Navarro county, died in Memorial hospital Thursday night. He was 77.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church with Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor, and Rev. James Hardie, Jr., pastor, Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church, Eureka, assisting. Interment will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

A Corsicana resident for 39 years, Mr. Patterson formerly lived at Eureka for 38 years. He was an elder in the Westminister Presbyterian church here.

He was a retired grocer.

His wife preceded him in death, Sept. 14, 1961.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Eugene Stewart, Corsicana; Mrs. A. M. Dorsett, Houston, and Mrs. J. Lee Wood, Dallas; one son, Robert L. Patterson, Jr., Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Miss Mary E. Patterson and Mrs. Brice Bonner, both of Eureka; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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Anna Ruth (Middleton) Patterson
Jan 20, 1888 - Sep 14, 1961

Friday Rites Mrs. Patterson

Final rites for Mrs. R. L. Patterson, 73, of 1510 West Seventh avenue, who died in Baylor hospital, Dallas, Wednesday were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Patterson was a long-time member. Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Gene Stewart, Corsicana; Mrs. A. M. Dorsett, Houston, and Mrs. J. Lee Wood, Dallas; a son, R. L. Patterson, Jr., Alexandria, Va.; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Joe E. Butler, Mrs. Byron Harwell and Mrs. C. R. Lloyd, and two brothers, I. T. and G. C. Kent, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. W. Galloway, Ralph Stell, H. J. Herring, Dr. Robert Bone, Dr. Louis Gibson, Robert Davidson, Randolph Robinson and A. W. Morris.

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Nora Irene Grantham
Jan 9, 1893 - Nov 1, 1961

Miss Grantham Dies Wednesday

Miss Irene Grantham, 68, life-long resident of the Eureka community, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday night.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. H. I. Singleton, two brothers, J. B. and J. L. Grantham, all of Eureka, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Eureka Methodist church, of which she was a member, with burial in the Eureka Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor, and Rev. Jim Hardie, paster of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church, and Rev. H. M. Bailey, retired Presbyterian minister.

Pallbearers will be John A. Grantham, Herbert Grantham, Tim Grantham, Gilbert Grantham, Edward Grantham, Lloyd Land, Randolph Jackson, Jodie York and Charles H. Harris.

Griffin will direct.

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Roy Graham
Apr 25, 1910 - Jun 20, 1964

Roy Graham, 54, Dies Saturday; Rites Monday

Roy Graham, 54, Eureka rancher, retired professional wrestler, died at his home Saturday afternoon following a more than seven months illness.

Native of Kemp, he had spent most of his life in Navarro county.

Graham retired from professional wrestling circles 12 years ago. He had been a well-known grappler in Texas and Mid-West circles and until his retirement, had gone on tours to Middle West cities each winter season.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; two sons, William Altheus Graham, Eureka, and Tommy Joe Graham, USAF, Abilene; five brothers, Eugene Graham, Houston; Lonnie Graham, Weslaco; S. L. Graham, Harlingen; Marvin Graham, Reno, Nev., and Leo Graham, Amarillo; five sisters, Mrs. Ernest Floyd, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Bill Hans, Werner, Ga.; Mrs. Edwin Garrett and Mrs. Vernon Edgeman, both of Mercedes, and Mrs. Harmon Boyd, Corsicana; stepmother, Mrs. W. A. Graham, Weslaco, and other relatives.

Active in political circles, Graham ran for sheriff and county commissioner a few years ago.

He was active in the Mildred Baptist church of which he was a deacon and was an active member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gerald Williamson, Corsicana area Baptist missionary, formerly pastor of the Mildred church, and Rev. A. T. Llseng Baptist minister.

Masons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 22, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Professional Wrestler h/o Hazel (Estes) Graham; s/o William Alexander Graham & Tempie Ann (Payne) Graham
  • Professional Wrestler

Patty Sue (Howard) White
Nov 5, 1934 - May 19, 1961

Sunday Rites For Mrs. White

Funeral services for Mrs. Patty Sue White, 26, wife of C. W. White of Navarro, who died in Memorial hospital Friday afternoon, were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Gerald Williamson, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church, assisted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church. Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery.

Mrs. White was a member of the Pasadena Baptist church in Mineral Wells.

Surviving are her husband, two children, Brenda Sue and Michael Wayne White, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Howard, all of Navarro; three sisters, Mrs. Juanita Garry, Savannah, Ga.; Mrs. Betty Coker and Miss Billie Howard, both of Navarro; grandmother, Mrs. C. R. Rash, Corsicana; two nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Don Rash, Dale Rash, Lawrence DeMoss, Ray Gene White, Fred Thomas and Eddie Joe Clary.

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Sharon Dee Whitfield
Nov 1960 - Feb 2, 1961

Hold Services For Whitfield Baby Wednesday

Final rites for Sharon Dee Whitfield, 3-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Whitfield of Dallas and England, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Gary Coleman, Dallas, officiated. Interment was in the Eureka Cemetery.

The child died Feb. 2 in Essex, England.

Survivors, other than the parents, are a brother, Bryan David Whitfield; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Whitfield, Dallas, and Mrs. Florence Hare, Brentwood, Essex, England; and great grandmothers, Mrs. Cordie Moore, Dallas, and Mrs. Jessie Miller, Crowley, Sussex, England.

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Mary Ella �May� (Humphries) Bell
Mar 7, 1885 - Jul 6, 1961

Hold Services For Mrs. Bell

Final rites for Mrs. Mary Ella Bell, 76, wife of W. S. Bell, Eureka, who died Suddenly Thursday night, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church.

The services were conducted by Rev. Carlos B. Love, assisted by Rev. Jim Hardie, pastor, and Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church. Burial was in the Eureka Cemetery.

A native of McLennan county, Mrs. Bell had resided at Eureka 49 years. She was a member of the Pentecostal church.

Surviving are her husband and three sons, Frank, Jim and Ron Bell, all of Eureka; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three brothers, Ira Humphries, San Augustine; Emory Humphries, Houston, and Willie Humphries, San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. Ola Wells, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Curtis Chandler, Don Chandler, Bill Bonner, Worth Johnston, Jr.; John Boyd and Buck Hodge.

Griffin directed.

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Sallie Harriett (McKinzie) Inmon
Jul 11, 1884 - May 19, 1958

Mrs. O. J. Inmon Expires Monday

KERENS, May 20�(Spl.)�Mrs. O. J. Inmon, long-time Kerens resident, died Monday at Carrollton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church here, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the Long Prairie cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bertice Lovelace, Carrolton; two sons, Herman Inmon, Dallas, and Garland Inmon, El Paso, and several grandchildren.

Inmon will direct.

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O. D. Carroll
Aug 14, 1927 - Oct 16, 1964

Charge Negro In Slaying Of O. D. Carroll

O. D. Carroll, 37, negro, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital of stab wounds received in quarrel with another man about 8:45 p.m. Friday at South Twelfth street and West Fifth avenue. While police were investigating, a negro man surrendered at the county jail and reportedly turned in the knife that was used.

But Ted Warren and Patrolman Leroy Crocker was dispatched to Oil City Iron Works foundry to investigate a report of a shooting incident, and on arrival were advised that a knifing victim had already been taken by ambulance to the hospital.

At the scene, a negro woman, Charlie Mae Jones, 1018 South Twelfth street, led police to the bathroom of her house where they picked up a 12 gauge shotgun. She told police a man carrying the gun forced his way into her home saying he had killed a man with a knife and wanted to wash the blood off his hands.

Officers said the gun was not used in the killing of the man.

Officers reported they were told by Frankie Johnson, that the trouble between the two men arose over an accident in which they were involved in Dallas some time back in the alleged assailant's car. Carroll according to the Johnson woman, was supposed to have paid for repairs and had not, and this was the issue in dispute.

Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse signed a complaint Saturday morning charging murder against Leo Brown, 49-year-old negro man, who surrendered voluntarily to Deputy W. L. Norton at the County Jail around 9 p.m. Friday.

Brown, alone, walked into the county jail and told Norton; �I guess I'm the man you're looking for.�

Norton replied, �What would I be looking for you for?�

The man told him that he had just killed another man, a negro named O. D. Carroll.

Justice of the Peace Howe French set bond at $1,000 in the case. Brown was out of jail on bond Saturday.

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Carrie Lillian (Fox) Key
Feb 4, 1879 - Jan 6, 1966

Hold Services For Mrs. Key

Graveside rites for Mrs. Carrie Key, 86, widow of the late Tom Key of Dawson, were held at Dresden cemetery Saturday at 10 a.m. She died in Brownfield Thursday morning and services were held Friday morning from the Brownfield Methodist Church.

The rites at Dresden were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The Keys resided in the Dawson and Purdon areas most of their lives. Her husband died about 10 years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Kessinger, Brownfield; two sisters, Mrs. Rubelle Webber, Brownfield, and Mrs. J. W. Bowman, Amarillo; two granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Cannon Younger, Sam Skinner, Elton Skinner, Howe French, Fred Kessinger, Clyde Boldin and Fred Kessinger, Jr.

Griffin directed.

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Tillman Moses
Aug 4, 1918 - Apr 7, 1987

GRAVESIDE SERVICES WERE HELD FOR MR. TILLMAN MOSES AT THE SMYRNA CHURCH CEMETERY IN EMORY, RAINS COUNTY, TEXAS WITH REVEREND MONTIE PARKER SR. OF THE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH OFFICIATING.

MR. MOSES PASSED AWAY APRIL 7, 1987 IN CORSICANA, NAVARRO COUNTY, TEXAS.

HE WAS BORN AUGUST 4, 1918 IN SULPHUR SPRINGS, HOPKINS COUNTY, TEXAS.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE FOUR SONS, DON MOSES OF TAUGUE, SOUTH KOREA (US MILITARY), GARY W. MOSES, OF GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA (US MILITARY), JAN M. MOSES OF WHITEFACE, TEXAS AND PHILLIP L. MOSES OF CORSICANA, TEXAS. ALSO ONE DAUGHTER, MRS. KRISTI L. (ALEX) SHAFFER OF GARLAND. HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY 13 GRANDCHILDREN.

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Hallie Grace (Cunningham) Cox
May 4, 1888 - Jan 23, 1954

Purdon Resident Services Monday
Mrs. J. E. Cox, 65, Route 1, Purdon, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital early saturday night. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.
Surviving are her husband, J. E. Cox, Route 1, Purdon; five sons, Derwood Cox, Conroe; Elgie, Orville and R. V. Cox, all of Seminole; Mavis Cox, Marshall; two daughters, Miss Ruby Cox, Purdon, and Mrs. Hazel Morse, Pampa; a sister, Mrs. Icie Dickson, Marysville, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Chruch of Christ.
Pallbearers are to be J. L. Young, J. T. Derden, Walter Dycus, Ralph Woodard, Leon Phillips and Irvin Phillips.

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Bettye Sue (Daniel) Allison
Aug 30, 1927 - May 27, 2015

Allison, Sue
August 30, 1927 - May 27, 2015

Sue Allison, mother of Brad Allison and Kim Taylor, from Dallas, Texas lived a long, fruitful life. Sue passed away on Wednesday, May 27th. She was born in Corsicana, Texas and spent most of her life in Dallas, Texas. Her brother, McAfee Daniel, was her best friend. Sue was known for her class, stubbornness, and her musical talent. Every day she looked forward to playing the piano (which she taught herself by hearing). However, she was an exceptional pianist and was asked many times to play both in church and her community. In watching her at family occasions, people would often see her tapping a beat with her fingers and toes.

Sue, during her childhood, was an exceptional softball player! She also loved to devour homemade cooked meals and enjoyed watching her grandkids play in her swimming pool. She was also known for her beauty; both fashion and classy attire were important to her. She would say, "I need to put on my lipstick before I take out the garbage."

Last but not least, she loved The Lord. Her life was devoted to the church. She would listen to praise music and hymns daily. Sue spent many Sundays at Trinity in Irving and then fell in love with both Pastor Stan and Donna at Lovers Lane; thus switched her membership. Here at Lovers Lane she joined a woman's bible study and even took Jazzercise! Sue, or as her grandchildren would call her Mimi or Grammy, had moves! She was blessed by 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Family was very important to her! We will miss you, Mimi!
A visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M., with a funeral service to follow at 2:30 P.M., Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church located 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75220. Burial to follow at Emmett Cemetery on Navarro County.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • w/o Vernon Vincent Allison; d/o Herman Daniel & Ollie Lavina (McAfee) Daniel

Harvey Andrew Conway, Rev.
Sep 26, 1857 - Jan 16, 1934

REV. HARVEY A. CONWATY SUCCUMBS AT DALLAS
Rev. Harvey A. Conway, 77, retired Baptist minister and father of Charles Conway and Mrs. T. H. Grisso of Fort Worth, died Tuesday in Dallas, friends here learned Tuesday night. He had held pastorates in many parts of Texas, including Grapevine, Forney and Mesquite in North Texas.
Other survivors are three more sons, William F. Conway, Dallas; George Conway, Los Angles, and Claude Conway, Tahoka, and two other daughters, Mrs. Kate Boer, Tahoka, and Mrs. Ruth Dunlap, Dallas

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REV. HARVEY A. CONWAY, RETIRED MINISTER, DIES
Word was received here last night of the death in Dallas of Rev. Harvey A. Conway, 77, retired Baptist minister, who is the father of Charles Conway and Mrs. T. H. Grisso of Fort Worth.
Other survivors include sons, Williams F. of Dallas, George of Los Angeles and Claude Conway of Tahoka; daughter, Mrs. Kate Boer, Tahoka, and Mrs. Ruth Dunlap, Dallas.
Rev. Mr Conway had held pastorates in many Texas Cities. He formererly lived in Grapevine, Forney and Mesquite and other North Texas towns.

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Rosalia Trilliamay "Rosie" (Williams) Giles
Jun 12, 1922 - Jul 15, 1987

Rosalia Giles
ANDREWS - Services for Rosalia Giles, 65, of Andrews are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev H. A. Hanks officiating.
Burial will be in Andrew Cemetery under direction of Singleton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Giles died Wednesday at Medical Center Hospital. She was born June 12, 1922 in Corbet.
Mrs. Giles had been a resident of Andrews for 18 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Rosemary Farmer of Andrews, Diane Quarles of Corsicana and Joan Tindle of Gardendale; three sisters, Geneva Fallaw of Alameda, Calif., Oderia Pryor of Odessa and Katherine Giles of Chandler; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Odessa America - Thursday, July 16, 1987; pg 10A
  • w/o Columbus Russell Giles, II; d/o Judson Freeman Williams & Delia Agness (Dockery) Williams
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Loyd William Taylor
Oct 15, 1919 - Aug 31, 2010
 
Loyd W. Taylor, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from the IOOF Nursing Home of Ennis.

Loyd was born on October 15, 1919 to John E. and Nannie E. (Poole) Taylor in Palestine, Texas. He grew up in Palestine and graduated from Palestine High School in 1937. On February 10, 1940 he married Helen L. Randolph and they made their home in Ennis. Loyd served his country proudly in the United States Army during WWII from 1944-1946 in the Pacific Theatre.

He farmed in the Oak Grove community for more than ten years, then worked for twenty-eight for Ennis Business Forms before retiring in 1985.

Loyd was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and the Odd Fellows. He enjoyed gardening, word puzzles and wood crafts.

He is survived by one son, Rick Taylor and his wife, Dena of Corsicana; one daughter, Sandra and her husband, Wayne Turner of Ennis; daughter-in-law, Janell Taylor: six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and two sisters, Edith Shue of Ennis and Gladys Hodo of Maypearl. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen L. Taylor on November 30, 2003, one son, James Taylor on March 30, 2006, two sisters and two brothers.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 3, 2010 from 6 until 8 p.m. at J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his Life will be on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Irvan Anthony officiating. Interment will follow the service in Rice Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

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Virginia Inez (Brown) Millican
Feb 24, 1896 - May 28, 1977

Mrs. Millican

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Inez Millican, 81, resident of Euless and former resident of Corsicana who died Saturday in Euless.

The Rev. David Hale was to officiate, with burial following at the Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Shirley Millican of Euless; two daughters, Mrs. Corrine Campbell of Waco and Mrs. Rita Maxwell of Wilmer; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are James Gammill, W. J. McDermia, Jake Kidd, Frank Louis LeCour, R. V. Maxwell and Johnny Chappell.

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Otis Marvin Rector, Sr.
Dec 9, 1889 - Jun 1, 1977

O. M. Rector

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for O. M. Rector, Sr., 88, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a rancher and oilman, a native of Collin County and lived in Corsicana 67 years.

Survivors include a son, Otis M. Rector Jr., of La Marque, a daughter, Mrs. Alton Austin of Chattanooga, Tenn., four grandsons, and a brother, J. M. Rector of San Antonio.

Pallbearers are Charlie Bee, C. K. Peters, Rufus Shell, S. L. Dublin, C. M. Gillespie and Paul Moore.

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O. M. Rector

Services were to be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for O. M. Rector, Sr., 88, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Peyton Goodman officiated, and burial was at Oakwood cemetery.

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Otis Marvin Rector, Jr.
Nov 9, 1914 - Oct 19, 2003

RECTOR, JR., OTIS M. - Nacogdoches, TX - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Funeral service for Otis M. Rector, Jr., 88, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2003, in the Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with Dr. Bill Parsons officiating. Graveside will be at 2 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas. Mr. Rector passed away on October 19, 2003, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Notes:

  • The Galveston Daily News - October 22, 2003
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha Pearl (Donaho) Rector-Yancy; s/o Otis Marvin Rector, Sr. & Iolet Lee "Ila" (Fluker) Rector

Margaret Elizabeth (DeRusha) Harris
Sep 9, 1910 - Oct 20, 1977

Mrs. Harris

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Margaret E. Harris, 67, resident of Corsicana who died Thursday at Corsicana Nursing Home.

The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery. She was a native of Navarro County and a beauty operator.

Survivors include a son, Jimmie C. Harris of Blooming Grove, three C. R. DeRusha of Corsicana, A. E. DeRusha of Uvalde, and G. W. DeRusha of Odessa; a sister, Mrs. Florence Wetzel of Odessa; and seven grandchildren.

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Bervin Bergis Huggins
Apr 30, 1901 - Jun 4, 1977

B. B. Huggins

Services for B. B. Huggins, 76, of Corsicana, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy Davis will officiate, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Huggins was a retired carpenter, and a member of the Masonic Lodge 174 of Corsicana and the First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vivian Huggins of Corsicana; by one daughter, Mrs. Billy Wayne Rowan of Dallas; by one grandson; by two brothers, Ellie Huggins of Eustace and John Huggins of Hillsboro; by three sisters, Mrs. Roby Lowell and Mrs. Irene Geddy both of Hillsboro, and Mrs. Gertrude Osment of Waco; and by a number of nieces and nephews.

Masonic Graveside services will be conducted. Pallbearers will be nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Jun 5, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Vivia/Vivian (Eppler) Huggins married Apr 17, 1926; s/o Daniel Richard Huggins & Winnie Frances (Harry) Huggins

Fred Oscar Ridenour
Oct 2, 1902 -Sep 11, 1977

Fred Ridenour

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Fred O. Ridenour, 74, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Sunset, lived in Corsicana 24 years and the owner of Ridenour Piano Company.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Geneva Ridenour of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lenford L. Reynolds of DeBeque, Colo., and three granddaughters.

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Homer Grady Jones
Apr 20, 1915 - Dec 1, 1977

Homer Jones

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Homer G. Jones, 62, resident of Houston, who died Thursday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston. He was a native of Corsicana.

The Rev. Kenward Goode will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Doug Jones, Billy L. Jones, and Michael Jones, all of Houston; four daughters Mrs. Gale Jean Featherston of Corsicana, Mrs. Frances Argo of Dallas, Mrs. Linda K. Matthlas and Mrs. Geta Jones, both of Houston, 30 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers, Bill Jones, Lester C. Jones, and Fred L. Jones, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Clifton Miller of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Patricia Ann "Pat" Chambers, Miss
Oct 2, 1948 - Nov 30, 1977

Pat Chambers, Miss

Miss Chambers

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Pat Chambers, 29, resident of Corsicana, who died in an auto accident Wednesday.

Phillip W. Lawson will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Cousins will be pallbearers.

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Marshal William "Bill" Andrews
Apr 9, 1904 - Jan 14, 1977

Bill Andrews

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for M. W. (Bill) Andrews, 72, resident of Corsicana, who died at 2:30 a.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Jim Caraway, Westside Baptist Church pastor will officiate, and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. He was a retired mechanic and carpenter.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Thelma J. Andrews of Corsicana; a son, W. L. Andrews of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. R. D. Hickson of Corsicana; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, five brothers, A. D. Andrews of Longview, E. L. Andrews of Corsicana, J. B. Andrews and G. H. Andrews both of Roane, and H. L. Andrews of Navarro Mills; three sisters, Mrs. L. B. Roberson of Roane, Mrs. M. L. Odom and Miss Rose Andrews both of Corsicana.

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John Thomas Miller
Dec. 30, 1890 - Nov. 13, 1975

J. T. Miller

HUBBARD - Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eubanks Funeral Home Chapel for John Thomas Miller, 84, resident of Hubbard who died at 12:25 a.m. today at Park Plaza Rest Home in Whitney.

The Rev. E. J. Davis Jr. will officiate and burial will be at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frances Miller of Hubbard; three daughters, Mrs. Finis Hodges of Crocker, Mo., Mrs. Wilbur Young of New York, and Mrs. Betty McGinnis of Waco; four sons, Haskell Miller of Maryland, Bill J. Miller of Hubbard, John Robert Miller of Florida, and Jimmie L. Miller of Port Lavaca, 13, grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Alonzo Miller of Mercuson, Texas.

He was a retired rancher and cattle buyer.

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Walter Raymond Milton
Nov 18, 1898 - Jan 12, 1975

W. R. Milton

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Colonial Funeral Chapel in Irving for Walter R. Milton, 76, resident of Irving, who died Sunday in Irving.

Rev. Paul Mills will officiate.

Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Providence Cemetery in Navarro County.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

He was a retired oil field pumper, a native of Freestone County, had lived in Irving 11 years, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow of Irving; three sons, Wayne Milton of Delhi, La., Earl Milton and Neal Milton both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. J. L. Parker of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Murray Watkins of Denton; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. A. C. Kent of Corsicana; and a brother, T. J. Milton of Alice.

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Sim Jackson Ferguson
Jun 21, 1911 - Aug 28, 1975

S. J. Ferguson

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bunch Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis for Sim Jack Ferguson, 64, resident of Wills Point, who died Thursday in the Navarro County Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.

Rev. Carl McGugan and Rev. Dan Minor will officiate, and burial will be at Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield.

He was born in Chatfield, lived in Alma, Ennis, Dallas and Seagoville before moving to Wills Point in 1960.

He married Berta Ray Hodges Feb. 22, 1968, was a retired salesman and member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his widow of Wills Point, two sons, Dale Allen Ferguson of Wills Point and Michael L. Hodges of Forney; a daughter, Mrs. Debra Ann Wood of Texarkana; a granddaughter, Angelia Jean Hodges of Forney; and a sister, Mrs. F. E. Harrison of Ennis.

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Catherine (Holland) Taylor
Apr 9, 1900 - Apr 12, 1975

Mrs. Taylor

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Carroll Chapel A.M.E. Church in Richland for Mrs. Catherine Taylor, 75, native of Navarro County, who died Saturday at her home.

Rev. W. M. Carroll will officiate, and burial will be at Carroll Chapel Cemetery in Richland.

Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Ruth Jessie of Richland, and a nephew, Freddie Mitchell of Kansas City, Mo.

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Thelma Nelle (Lonon) Hickson
May 8, 1922 - Sep. 15, 1975

Mrs. Hickson

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Fort Worth for Mrs. Thelma Hickson, 53, of Fort Worth. Mrs. Hickson died Monday in Fort Worth. The Rev. Fred Davis will officiate.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bazette Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She is survived by one son, Dewey W. Hickson, U. S. Navy; one daughter, Mrs. Mona R. Greer of Fort Worth; one brother, John W. Lonon Jr., of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Mozelle Foster of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.

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Walter David Curington
Jun 22, 1950 - Jan 26,  2022

Walter David Curington, 71, a lifelong resident of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, January 26 in Fort Worth, Texas.
David was born on June 22, 1950, in Corsicana to parents C.O. (Bud) Curington, Jr. and Helen Johnston Curington. He is a 1968 graduate of Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College and Stephen F. Austin State University.
David and Mona Colson were married on July 2, 1977, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, and lived in Corsicana throughout their 44-year marriage.
He is survived by his loving wife Mona; son and daughter-in-law John and Casi Curington of Prosper, TX; grandchildren Caden, James and Kinley Curington; brother and sister-in-law Chip and Becky Curington of Corsicana; brother-in-law Rick Colson and wife Brenn of Kerrville; sister-in-law Eleanor Colson of Katy; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents Bud and Helen; his parents-in-law Howard and Odail Colson, and brother-in-law Hal Colson.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday afternoon from 4 - 6 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, January 31, 2022, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Memorials can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at lbda.org.

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Robert Burl Brannon
Nov 13, 1950 - May 22, 2017

Captain Robert B. Brannon, USN, Retired, Ph.D, 66. Surrounded by his family, Bob passed peacefully in his sleep after succumbing to pancreatic cancer on May 22, 2017 at his home in (Kayenta) Ivins, Utah USA. Born November 13, 1950 in Alice, Texas to Burl and Cleo Brannon, Bob grew up in Corsicana, Texas and joined the United States Navy at the age of 17 after graduating from high school. He married Stella Diana Boone October 13, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Funeral & Interment services will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a to be determined date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Association of American Veterans.

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Parilee (Debose) Smith
Feb 9, 1899 - Aug 23, 1975

Mrs. Smith

Wake services will be held from 7:30 -8:30 p. m. Monday at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary for Mrs. Parilee Smith of 706 East Fourth Ave., who died Saturday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

She will lie in state at the Calvary Baptist Church from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be at 1 p.m. at the church.

Rev. A. Z. Johnson will officiate, and burial will be at Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield.

She was a resident of Corsicana and member of the Heroines of Jericho.

Survivors include her husband, Cleveland Smith of Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. Mary A. Blackwell of Oakland, Calif., a great-nephew, a step-daughter and other relatives.

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Stella Marie Roberts
Jul 30, 1907 - Jul 14, 1975

Mrs. Roberts

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bethlehem Baptist Church for Mrs. Stella Roberts, 67, native of Corsicana.

Rev. R. L. Jones will officiate, and burial will follow at Birdston Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Miss Emma Jean Roberts; two sons, Leroy White and James White; a sister, Mrs. Mary Kate Holmes, 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Alice Vivian (Howard) Bunch
Feb 9, 1876 - Jan 31, 1961

Hold Services For Mrs. Bunch

Final rites for Mrs. H. W. Bunch, 84, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Powell Methodist church with Rev. Calvin Dickinson, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Bazette cemetery.

A native of Meridian, Miss., Mrs. Bunch was a long-time Powell resident. She died unexpectedly Tuesday night in the home of a Corsicana daughter, Mrs. C. D. Pevehouse.

Surviving are one son, Roy Bunch, Powell; five daughters, Mrs. Esther Moore, Mrs. E. P. Reed and Mrs. Pevehouse , all of Corsicana; Mrs. Roy P. Wilson, Gainesville, and Mrs. T. G. Field, Longview; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wayne Haynie, R. E. Bush, Carl Wayne McClendon, Joe Ed Wilson, G. R. Bush, William Laningham, Howard Jackson and Oscar Bancroft.

Griffin directed.

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George Dewey Stanley
Feb 19, 1898 - Dec 26, 1961

Dewey Stanley Dies Tuesday

KERENS, Dec. 27 (Spl) - Funeral services for Dewey Stanley, 63, San Angelo rancher, who died Tuesday in a Big Spring hospital, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Inmon Chapel with burial in the Bazette Baptist cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Stanley was a native of Bazette.

Surviving are four brothers, Henry and Will Stanley, both of Kerens; Tom Stanley, Sudan, and Ed Stanley, Lubbock and other relatives.

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William Lee "Will" Stanley
Oct 31, 1892 - May 24, 1971

Stanley

Funeral services for Mr. Will Stanley, 78, of Kerens will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home, Rev. Don Kelley, assisted by Rev. Boyd will officiate with burial in Bazette Baptist cemetery.

Mr. Stanley died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital.

He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include two brothers, H. J. Stanley of Kerens and T. J. Stanley of Sudan.

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Belle Luvinia "Jinkins" (Conroe) Jenkins-Bobbitt
May 27, 1875 - Jan 3, 1961

Mrs. Bobbitt Dies At Kerens

KERENS, Jan. 4 - (Spl) - Mrs. Belle Bobbitt, 85, longtime resident of Kerens died at the home of a son here Tuesday afternoon after an extended illness.

Funeral rites were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Kerens Church of Christ, with Dan Gibson, minister, conducting. Burial was in the Bazette Baptist cemetery.

Mrs. Bobbitt, a native of Indiana, is survived by three sons, Homer Bobbitt, Kerens; Hardy Bobbitt, Clarendon, Texas, and Clyde Jenkins, Briggs, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Ethelene Simmons, Corsicana, and Mrs. Annie Byers, Dallas; 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Mary Lou (Browning) Evans
Dec 9, 1890 - May 14, 1961

Hold Rites For Mrs. G. Evans

FAIRFIELD, May 22 (Spl.) - Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church last week for Mrs. George Evans who died at her home following an extended illness.

The Rev. S. Bowney Mills, pastor, conducted. Interment followed at Birdston cemetery near Streetman.

Surviving are her husband of Fairfield; a son, Harvey Evans, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Rosa Leach and Mrs. Mary Oster, both of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three sisters, Mrs. Willie Gilmore, McAllen; Mrs. Lillian Grant, San Antonio, and Mrs. Nellie Haywood, Houston; and a brother, Elva Browning, Troup.

Capps directed.

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James Clair "Jack" Evans
Apr 17, 1906 - Oct 31, 1973

Jack Evans

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman for Jack Evans, 67, of Fort Worth.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Allene Evans of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Burgess and Mrs. Jack Golightly.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Jefferson Davis B. "Jeff" Steele
Jun 16, 1862 - Oct 4, 1932

PIONEER RESIDENT OF STREETMAN DIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Jeff D. Steele, aged 71 years, pioneer resident of the Streetman community, who died at Streetman Tuesday afternoon at 2:10 o'clock, were held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Birdston Cemetery. He had resided in the Streetman section practically all of his life and was well known in that vicinity.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. V. Clark and Mrs. Ca Coleman, both of Streetman; several grandchildren, and a brother, J. B. Steele, Corsicana. He is an uncle of Andrew G. Steele, deputy tax assessor, and a brother-in-law of D. C. (Bud) Kelley, deputy sheriff here.

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Edith (Durbin) Steele
Sep 20, 1918 - Sep 13, 2007

STEELE, EDITH A., Beloved wife of the late J. Sidney, loving mother of Doy (Gregory) Athnos, dear grandmother of Trifon Athnos; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Services have been held. Interment Birdston Cemetery, Streetman, Texas. Memorials may be sent to Armenian Relief Mission for the support of its orphanages in Armenia c/o ARM PO Box 571, Winnetka, IL 60093. Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home 6150 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago, IL 60646

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Sidney Steele

Tina Owen
Apr 11, 1900 - Jun 19, 1977

Mrs. Owen

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church for Mrs. Tina Owen, 77, resident of Corsicana and native of Navarro County, who died last Sunday.

The Rev. A. L. Patrick, Mt. Olive Baptist Church pastor, will officiate with burial following at Samarian Cemetery in Kerens. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include a brother, Jessie Miller of Corsicana; a number of nephews, nieces and other relatives.

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Eddie Hamner
Jul 16, 1883 - Sep 25, 1977

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Samaria Baptist Church, Kerens, for Eddie Hamner, 96, who died Sunday morning in Corsicana.

He was a member of the Paradise Lodge No. 26.

The Rev. Thomas J. Payne will officiate, with burial following at Samaria. Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include a son, Dock Hamner of Kilgore; two daughters, Pearlie Mae Line of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. N. C. Williams of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are members of Paradise Lodge No. 26.

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Jessie Brooks
Apr 13, 1895 - Jul 12, 1977

Jessie Brooks

KERENS�Services are to be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Baptist Church for Jessie Brooks, 79, resident of Kerens, who died Thursday. Burial will be in Samarian Cemetery under the direction of Brown Mortuary of Malakoff.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Brooks of Kerens; five sons, Jessie Brooks of Malakoff, Sammie Lee Brooks and O. C. Brooks, both of Waco, Jessie Lee Brooks of Fort Worth and Alvin Brooks of Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Mae Shaw of Dallas, Annie Mae Brooks and Annette Brooks, both of Kerens; two step-daughters, Mrs. Johnnie Mosley of Kerens and Mrs. Helen Smalley of Dallas; 32 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Cora Ann (unk) Steward
May 1, 1877 - Oct. 3, 1977

Mrs. Steward

Funeral is pending at Ross & Johnson Mortuary for Mrs. Cora Ann Steward, 97, of Kerens, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

She had been a resident of Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Survivors are three sons, Mackey Steward and J. E. Steward both of Kerens, and R. T. Steward of Fresno, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson of Dallas, Mrs. Emma Sodors and Mrs. Velma Sanders both of Kerens; by 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and by other relatives.

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Mrs. Steward

Wake services will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary for Mrs. Cora Steward, 97, a resident of Kerens, who died at Navarro County Memorial Hospital Monday.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Mount B. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens.

The Rev. A. H. Henderson will officiate, with burial following in
Samarian Cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, three daughters, 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Rancie (Davis) Turner
Sep. 18, 1914 - Oct. 11, 1977

Mrs. Turner

Wake services will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary for Mrs. Rancie Turner, 83, resident of Kerens who died Tuesday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. W. T. Broadus officiating. Burial will follow at Samarian Cemetery in Kerens.

Survivors include her husband, Will Turner of Kerens; one son, Will Turner, Jr. of Dallas; step-son, Miller Turner of Dallas; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ruby Brooks of Kerens and Mrs. Johnnie M. Hall of Tulia; three granddaughters, two sisters, Mrs. Essie Lillerd and Mrs. Willie Mae Wilson, both of Dallas; two brothers, James Davis and Jeff Davis both of Dallas; and other relatives.

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Leroy Polk, Rev.
Mar 8, 1909 - Sep 4, 1977

Rev. Leroy Polk

Wake services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary for the Rev. Leroy Polk, 69, of Samaria, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Samaria Baptist Church. The Rev. Thomas Payne will officiate, with burial in Samarian Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Ozella Lindsey of Kerens; Mrs. Irene Coe of Athens, Mrs. Ruth Williams of Sunnyvale, Calif., Mrs. Pearlie Gillespie of Oxnard, Calif.; and Mrs. Irma Brown of San Diego, Calif., three sons, James Polk, William Polk, and Raymond Polk, all of Fort Worth; 24 grandchildren; two brothers, Selron Polk of Kerens and Paul Polk of Abilene; two sisters, Mrs. Sally Thomas of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Ozella Williams of Abilene, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Willie Davis, Chester Hall, Joe Hall, David Hall, Louis Hall, and James Carter.

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Lois Mae (Warren) Borden-Russell
Jun 19, 1925 - Mar 27, 1977

Mrs. Russell

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lois Mae Russell, 51, resident of Van, and former resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Van.

The Rev. David Hale was to officiate, with burial following at Long Prairie Cemetery.

She was a native of Kerens and had lived in Van three years.

She was also a member of the Baptist Church and employed by the telephone company for 14 years.

Survivors include her husband, Loyd Russell of Van; a sister, Mrs. C. L. McNeil of Corsicana, three nieces and a nephew.

Pallbearers are Wilmer Hodge, Clint Bell, V. F. Bell, Nathan Benfield, O. D. Bamburg, and Gene Griffith.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 30, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Franklin Borden married Sep. 30, 1955 2nd husband Loyd Russell; d/o Eugene Watson Warren & Essie (Collum) Warren

Patricia Ann (Fullerton) Parker
Jul 14, 1959 - May 29, 2021

Patricia Ann (Fullerton) Parker, 61, of Corsicana, and formerly of Hubbard, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021.
Patricia was born in Corsicana, Texas to Leroy and Clara (Couch) Fullerton on July 14, 1959. She was raised in Hubbard where she graduated from Hubbard High School. She worked at Mexia State School before spending several years working for Berta and Jim Hackney in Hubbard. After moving to Corsicana in 2007, she spent the remainder of her years as a housekeeper and home health care provider.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two infant sons, William Lee Parker and Brian Keith Parker.
Patricia was a compassionate caregiver for many disabled and elderly individuals throughout her career. Her favorite activities included telling stories of her youth, sharing laughs with her close friends, and cooking her mother's recipes. She took pride in raising her son while persevering through many obstacles over the years. She was a devout Christian and loved animals and children.
Survivors include her son, Wendell Tyler Parker of Corsicana; her sister, Carolyn Thatcher Smith of Hubbard; numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

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Oscar Royce Bancroft
Dec 23, 1929 - May 17, 2022

Oscar Royce Bancroft passed away May 17, 2022 at the age of 92. Royce was born December 23, 1929. His parents Oscar Levi and Gladys L. (Buffington) Bancroft were from Quitman, Mississippi. Royce had brother and sister twin siblings Arthur "Sonny" Bancroft, Martha "Prestidge" McCarter of Corsicana. Royce married his High School sweetheart from Powell High School Betty Lois Perry Aug. 2, 1947. They were married 24 years. Royce was drafted into army Nov. 13, 1952 and took 16 weeks of training Fort Bliss in El Paso Texas. His orders sent him to camp Stoneman, California where he shipped out for 14 days on water. They landed in Japan crossed to Korea. There he spent 14 months and 45 days on front lines. The President ordered the 45th division to be in United States on June 15,1954. Royce had 14 days on water and landed in camp Stoneman Californian on that day June 15, 1954 and was in Dallas the next night. After 30 day leave he was sent back to El Paso to train the new men. He had made Sergeant. He was discharged Aug. 19,1954, three months short of his two years on his account of 45 days on front lines. Royce and Lois built their first new home on six lots on Main Street of Powell in Jan. 1955. Their first son Danny R. Bancroft was born Nov. 20, 1956 in Mexia. Second son Dennis L. Bancroft born Aug. 29, 1959. He and wife Kim Own Green Three in Powell four and a half years later their daughter was born D'Ann E. "Bancroft" Barnett Feb. 28, 1964.
In 1955 Royce went to work for Chattanooga Glass Company in Corsicana he helped built the building. They started making glass coke bottles and they were shipped all across the United States, New York, Florida, California. Royce became assist foreman he had many, many, friends he work with, to many to try to name. His brother in-laws B.J. Perry and Wayne Perry were some of the truck drivers. Royce quit in early spring 1969. Royce and his brother Sonny Bancroft were farmers. They had cattle and pastures of cotton and feed crops. Lois and Sonny wife Mary did all hauling cotton (six to seven bales on a trailer) to the gins in Kerens and Powell. Royce and Sonny stripped the cotton. Some years he worked three or four months in fall. Royce and Sonny split their farming and business after all the years they work together. In Aug. 15, 1971 Royce and Lois divorced. Royce and Linda married two weeks later Aug. 2, 1971 and were married 24 years. Royce has another daughter Debra Bancroft Green. Royce lived the last four or five years closed to Corpus Christi. They moved back to Mexia about two weeks before he become so sick. The last two weeks he was home with hospice nurses. Royce cousin Pastor Rondney Bancroft of Eureka held a service at Corley Funeral Home. Grandson and great grandsons were pallbearers: John, Allan, David Bancroft, Tyler, Lane, Hunter Green, Tevin Barnett, Landon Abbie.

Notes:

  • US ARMY
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 27, 2022
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Powell High School
  • h/o Betty Lois (Perry) Bancroft & Linda Lamarylis (Burden) Bancroft; s/o Oscar Levi Bancroft & Gladys Lenora (Buffington) Bancroft

Dedric Lydell Wilkerson
Apr 14, 1969 - Jul 2, 1977

Dedric Wilkerson

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday for Dedric Lydell Wilkerson, 8, at the Petersburg Baptist Church. Rev. Clifford Whitley will officiate and burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Scott Funeral Home.

Survivors are his mother, Ruby Wilkerson of California; his father, Charles Wilkerson; one brother, Victor Wilkerson of California; two sisters, Kimberly Wilkerson and Chalondira Wilkerson of California; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Winston Jr. of Kerens; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Wilkerson of Pittsburg; and other relatives.

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Aron Davis
Dec 17, 1902 - Aug 16, 1977

Aron Davis

Wake services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary for Aron Davis, 74, resident of Kerens, who was pronounced dead on arrival to Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. W. T. Broadus officiating, with burial following at Petersburg Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anell Davis of Kerens; a daughter, Miss Tenise Davis of Kerens; four sons, Charles Davis Sr. of Fort Worth, Bobby Joe Davis of Kerens, R. K. Davis of Hollis, Okla., and Shanie Davis of Corsicana; 32, grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Gardner of Wichita Falls; a brother, Reuben Gardner of Wichita Falls and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Ruthie Gardner, Morris Gallows, Charles Davis Jr., Charles L. Spratt, Ernest Betts Jr., and James E. Davis.

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Lee Ann Darden, Miss
Dec 30, 1955 - Oct 7, 1977

Lee Ann Darden

Services will be 5 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Miss Lee Ann Darden, 21, who died Friday in Corsicana.

The Rev. Jim Ray will officiate with burial to be at the Oak Grove Cemetery.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Darden of Corsicana; two brothers, Steve and Gregg Darden, both of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Darden of Dawson; grandmother, Mrs. Vester Barnett of Kerens.

Pallbearers include E. G. Gilliam, Nolan Whitfield, Preston Norwood, Arthur Grimes, Charlie Jock and Don Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Memorial Hospital.

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Mary Viola (Seales/Shade) Thompson
Feb 5, 1877 - Dec 15, 1977

Mrs. Thompson

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Thompson, 100, resident of Trinidad, native of Mississippi and formerly of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Athens.

The Rev. Woodrow Cooksey was to officiate. Corley Funeral Home was to direct.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Whitener of Chandler; two sons, Oliver Thompson and Claude Thompson, both of Trinidad; 12 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

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Marjorie Florette (Wolens) Milkes
Dec 25, 1926 - May 22, 2022

MILKES, MARJORIE W., Age 95, born December 25, 1926, died on May 22, 2022, after suffering from complications of dementia and mental depression. She died of natural causes while a resident at Legacy of Willow Bend in Plano.

She attended Stephens College and went on to earn a B.S. in biology at Northwestern University. She met her husband Dean while he was stationed at the Army Air Force base in Corsicana during World War II. After they married, Dean joined the family business K. Wolens, Inc. in Corsicana.

In Corsicana, where she spent most of her life, she was active in synagogue Agudas Achim and many civic and religious organizations. She was a dedicated mother to her three children and encouraged them to become independent.  Later in life she and Dean moved to Dallas and then Plano when Legacy was built. In addition to civic affairs, she served on the Corsicana school district board during a tumultuous time. Marjorie displayed the courage of her convictions when she voted with the minority on the local school board to follow a court ruling keeping prayer out of public schools.

Later in life she attended Northwood Institute to study modern art and became an accomplished artist who worked in a variety of media.

Those who knew her appreciated her friendliness, concern for others and generosity. She treated others as equal regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. She learned this from her parents. And in turn she served as an example for her children.  She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and acquaintances.

She is survived by her sister, Bette Miller of St. Louis, daughter Lynn Frank and partner William Kohut of Brunswick, Maine, son and daughter-in-law Joe Milkes and Shelley Van Derven of Plano, Texas and granddaughters Kaela, Emily and Elisabeth and her husband Shai Applbaum of Vienna Austria as well as great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Marie Wolens, sister Dorothy, husband Dean and daughter Cheryl Milkes Moore.

In lieu of flowers or remembrances, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

In order to honor Marjorie's life, her family has planned a graveside service Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at the Hebrew Cemetery.

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Marjorie F. Milkes (Wolens), 95, formerly of Corsicana Passed away May 22, 2022 at Legacy at Willow Bend Assisted Living in Plano. In order to honor Marjorie's life, her family had planned a graveside service Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at the Hebrew Cemetery. To share memories and condolences with the family, please visit www.corleyfuneralhome.com

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Oleta Pauline (Cotton) Dillard-Miller
Nov 13, 1912 - Apr 15, 1977

Mrs. Miller

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Pauline Miller of Malakoff who died Friday.

The Rev. Leslie Simmons will officiate, with burial following at Bazette Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Bert Miller of Malakoff; two sons, John Henry Dillard of Bryan and Charles Dillard of Beeville, a number of nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Baptist Church and the Rebeccah Lodge.

Pallbearers are, Wayne Cotton, Leslie Cotton, Dennis Dillard, Ray York, Gary Talley, Bryan Wallace, Billy Beasley, and Charles E. Blissett.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Apr. 17, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Raymond Franklin Dillard 2nd unknown Miller; d/o Benjamin Henry Cotton & Leslie Mary (Pattison) Cotton buried in Pattison Cemetery

John Dock Duncan
Feb 17, 1938 - Aug 3, 1976

J. D. Duncan

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Samarian Baptist Church in the Samarian Community for John D. Duncan, 38, who died Tuesday in St. Paul Hospital in Dallas.

The Rev. Burley Hudson of Dallas will officiate, and burial will follow at Samarian Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was a native of Navarro County and born at the Samarian Community near Kerens Feb. 17, 1938. He was a member of the Greater Emanuel Baptist Church in Dallas.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Duncan of Dallas; two sons, Charles Bryant of Corsicana and Wellington Cotton of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Arnetia Duncan of Dallas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Duncan of Kerens, two grandsons, two brothers, Harvey Duncan of Kerens and Donald Duncan of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Mae Harris of Kerens, Mrs. Annie Rose Jones and Mrs. Gloria Smith both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Archie Hatten, Frank Ellison, Raymon Dirks, Arthur Martin, Robert Smith, Andrew Bradford and Willie Garrett.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 6, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Ira Duncan and Ruth (Jackson) Duncan; h/o Johnnie Mae (Conley) Bryant-Cotton-Duncan married Jun 6, 1966 (Johnnie Mae was born Jun. 5, 1936 in Navarro County to John Conley & Minnie Leora (Cooksey) Conley - 1st husband Perry Bryant, Jr. 2nd husband Ernest Cotton 3rd John Dock Duncan)

J. M. "Skinny" Brown
Apr 29, 1900 - Feb 9, 1976

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for J. M. Brown, 76, resident of Winkler, who died Monday morning in Winkler. Burial will be at St. Elmo.

He was a native of Hugo, Okla. and a retired farmer.

Survivors include a brother, Hubert Brown of California; two sisters, Mrs. Pansy Coates of Winkler and Mrs. Margaret Walker of Eunice, N. M. and a number of nieces and nephews.

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David Wayne "Butch" Bonner
Nov 10, 1954 - Nov 23, 1976

David Bonner

ST. ELMO - Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the St. Elmo Baptist Church for David Wayne (Butch) Bonner, 22, of Stafford, Tex., who died Tuesday.

Rev. Noy Pruitt will officiate. Burial will be at the St. Elmo Cemetery.

He was a native of Fairfield and a construction worker for Brown and Root Construction Co. He had served in the U. S. Navy.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maxine Bonner of Stafford: his mother Mrs. Doris Bonner of Houston, and two sisters, Mrs. Beverly Wing of Houston and Mrs. Susan Buchanan of Germany.

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Charles Wayne Eakes
Aug 21, 1929 - May 13, 2011

Charles Wayne Eakes, age 81, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011, at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield, Texas.

He was born August 21, 1929 in Waverly, Tennessee to Newman and Bettye Eakes.

Mr. Eakes was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Eakes; 2 daughters, Patricia Ann Melton and husband John and Sandra Jean Dills and husband Charles; 3 step-daughters, Beverly Genell Dartez and husband Thomas, Erintha Susan McQueen and husband Wayne and Maxine Marie Dry and husband Carl; a brother, James Edward Eakes; 4 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 5 step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • St. Elmo Cemetery
  • h/o Doris Marie (Bonner) Eakes married Nov 10, 1978; s/o Edward Newman Eakes & Bettie Ann (Hedge) Eakes

Nellie Ruth (Stubbs) Adams
Oct 21, 1892 - Jun 15, 1976

Mrs. Adams

Memorial services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Nellie Adams, 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday afternoon at Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marley Smith of Corsicana; two grandchildren, a great-grandchild.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun. 15, 1976
Submitted by Diane Richards

Mrs. Adams

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Westminister Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Nellie Adams, 83, who died Monday.

The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marley Smith of Corsicana, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun. 18, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Lynn Adams; d/o John James Stubbs and Mary Ellen (VanHook) Stubbs
  • (donated body to Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Tx.

Menerva (Ingram) Ingram
May 23, 1908 May 27, 1976

Mrs. Ingram

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church for Mrs. Menerva Ingram. The Rev. B. R. Keller of Dallas, will officiate.

Burial will be in Preston Valley Cemetery near Kerens, Mrs. Ingram died Thursday at Parkland Hospital.

Mrs. Ingram had been a resident of Dallas for 11 years and was a former resident of Preston Valley Community. Arrangements are being handled by Calhoun Funeral Home.

Survivors include four nieces, Mrs. Lula Mae Baxter, Dallas; Dovie Sadler, Dallas; Mrs. William Knighten, Dallas; Mrs. Robelia Brown, Los Angles; one nephew, U. L. Farris, Dennison; and other relatives.

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Dave Anderson, Jr.
Feb. 28, 1900 - Aug. 22, 1976

Dave Anderson

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel for Dave Anderson, Sr., resident of Corsicana.

The Rev. R. L. Jones, Bethlehem Baptist Church, pastor will officiate and burial will follow at Pleasant Hall Cemetery in Navarro County.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Anderson of Corsicana; two sons, W. D. Anderson of Dallas and Dave Anderson, Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren, six step-children, a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was a member of Pleasant Hall Baptist Church in Winkler.

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Johnny Massey
Jan 18, 1935 - Mar 7, 1976

Johnny Massey

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Johnny Massey, 41, resident of Emhouse, who died Sunday in Paulyne's Convalescent Home.

The Rev. B. W. Johnson was to officiate, with burial following at Modrell Cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Massey of Corsicana; three brothers, Ernest Massey and Aubrey Joe Massey of Emhouse; and Leroy Massey of Krum; three sisters, Miss Gladys Jo Massey and Miss Florine Massey both of Corsicana and Mrs. Joyce Schedule of Athens; and his grandfather, Ernest Obid Baker of Brooker, Fla.

Pallbearers were Terry Massey, Jerry Massey, Ernest Lee Massey, Kenneth Massey, Gerald Schedule and Travis Schedule.

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Joe Havron White
Jan 29, 1911 - Oct 26, 1976

J. H. White

KERENS - Services are pending at Paschal Funeral in Kerens for Joe H. White, 65, resident of Kerens, who died this morning.

He was a member of the Kerens First Baptist Church, a rancher, and a retired aircraft worker with Chance-Vought.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margaret White of Kerens, two sons, Joe L. White of Kerens and G. H. White of Houston; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Lavada Taylor of Dallas.

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J. H. White

KERENS - Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Joe H. White, 65, resident of Kerens, who died Tuesday morning.

Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Kerens.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, three grandchildren and a sister.

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Jessie Olvie Brannon
Feb 9. 895 - Jan 3, 1976

J. O. Brannon

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for J. O. Brannon, 80, of Corsicana who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. James Eddins will officiate with burial following in the Marshall Cemetery.

A life-long resident of Navarro County, Brannon was a retired oil field machinist for the Hunt Oil Co. and has also worked for the Girard Corp. he was a member of the Pursley Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; two sons, Gerald Wade Brannon of Andrews and Earl Ray Brannon of Texas City; one daughter, Mrs. H. H. Garland of Corbet; one brother, Tilman Brannon of Paris; and two sisters, Mrs. R. C. Buchanan of Wagoner, Okla., and Mrs. Alva Barrett of Paso Robles, Calif.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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J. O Brannon

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel for J. O. Brannon, 80, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. James Eddins officiated. Burial was in the Marshall Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Billy Minatra, James Minatra, Travis Owens, Calvin Ganze, Bonner French and W. D. Anderson.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, a daughter, one brother and two sisters.

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Margaret Eliza (Hodge) Peterson
Apr. 28, 1898 - Feb. 27, 1976

Mrs. Peterson

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Margaret Hodge Peterson, resident of Weatherford, who died Friday morning in Weatherford. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was the wife of the late O. E. Peterson of Corsicana and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hodge of Chatfield.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. C. H. Carmichael of Weatherford; and five brothers, O. S. Hodge of Jacksboro, L. P. Hodge, J. M. Hodge, J. T. Hodge and George Hodge, all of Chatfield.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb. 27, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (obit says Oakwood but death certificate says Hodge Family Cemetery she is actually buried in Oakwood with a double monument with her husband) w/o Ole Buck Peterson buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tx. d/o Robert Lewis Hodge and Mary Page (Pannill) Hodge buried in Hodge Family Cemetery

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Mrs. Peterson

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Margaret Hodge Peterson, a resident of Weatherford.

The Rev. Uriah L. Stegman, Jr. will officiate with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be A. A. Kramer, W. H. Scherer, C. E. Bowers, Emmitt Miller, M. R. Walker and Charles Pylant.

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