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Wilma Jean (Powell) Hindman
Mar 10, 1888 - Jul 2, 1965

W. P. Hindman Dies Friday

William Powell Hindman died in Memphis, Tenn. Friday.

Graveside services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery here. Corley will direct local arrangements.

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Willma Hindman Rites Sunday

Willma Powell Hindman died Friday in Memphis, Tenn.

Graveside services were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church officiating.

Surviving is a brother, Clayton Q. Powell, Montclair, Tenn.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Frank Edward Walpole
May 18, 1920 - Jul 21, 1965

Hold Services S. E. Walpole

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for S. E. Walpole, 45, Corsicana Plumber who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery, with Rev. Bob Roberts of the Westside Baptist church conducting the rites.

Pallbearers were friends of the family.

Surviving are a son, Charles F. Walpole, Corsicana, several cousins and other relatives.

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Mary Pearl (Houston) Fountain
Dec 12, 1881 - Jan 12, 1965

Mrs. Fountain Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Mary Pearl Fountain, 83, widow of the late Dr. W. D. Fountain, 627 West Collin street, died Tuesday following an extended illness.

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

The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Fountain Jones, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. E. Franklin, Grand Prairie; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. F. W. Micheaux, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. H. J. Weiler, Austin, and other relatives.

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Lillian (Allen) White
Dec 31, 1894 - Dec 15, 1965

Mrs. White, 70, Dies at Enid, Burial Here

Mrs. Lillian White, 70, widow of the late C. E. White of Corsicana, died at Enid, Okla., Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Herrington-Allen Funeral chapel in Enid and graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Sunday at 2 p.m.

The body will arrive in Corsicana Saturday at 6:30 p.m. by train and will be taken to the Corley chapel.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Aline McAfee, Arlington; four sisters, Mrs. Louise Zeazey, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Aline Ecker, Castro Valley, Calif.; Mrs. Edna Blalock, Houston, and Mrs. Carrie Miller, Enid, Okla.; four brothers, J. V. Allen, Enid, Okla.; Joah Allen, Wichita, Kansas; Newell Allen, Kansas City, Mo. and Gaston Allen, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Harry Floyd (Chick) Chesnut
Nov 17, 1887 - Jan 12, 1971

Chesnut Rites Set Thursday

Henry F. (Chick) Chesnut, 83, 1601 Maplewood died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. The retired county official served 10 years as county clerk and prior to his election to that office had been associated for many years with banks in Blooming Grove and Purdon.

He was a Mason for 53 years and a member of First Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with Masons in charge of graveside rites. Officiating will be Dr. H. Lively Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Oral Eloise Chesnut of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Pitaniello of Kansas City, Mo.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Martha Wilcox of Spring, Texas, and Mrs. Ann Griffin of Dawson; six great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. G. A. Wall of Elizabethtown, Ill.

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Dan Owen Sheppard
May 4, 1927 - Nov 24, 2010
 
Dan Owen Sheppard, 83, a retired grocery manager, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, in Fort Worth. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Interment: Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Dan was born May 4, 1927, in Frost to Theodore and Era Meador Sheppard. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. Dan proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson where he served as a deacon and teacher. Dan was known as a gentle man and minister to others. He was a member of the Masonic lodge for over 60 years. Dan was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Janet Sheppard Felber; four brothers; and two sisters. Survivors: Wife, Elizabeth Jones Sheppard of Burleson; daughter, Dana Sheppard Summers and husband, Glen; son, Paul Owen Sheppard and wife, Connie; brother, Rex Garvin Sheppard; sisters, Janie May Sheppard, Flora Erlene Sheppard Peavler; son-in-law, Mike Felber; grandchildren, Staci Summers Pollard and husband, Aaron, Stephanie Summers Crawford and husband, Steven, Steven Glen Summers, Hayley Sheppard Clark and husband, Chris, Jonathan Felber and wife, Amanda, Ryan Felber, Andrew Felber; great-grandchildren, Paul Clark, Mattie Clark, Nolan Clark, Mary Cranford, James Cranford; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Notes:

  • Star-Telegram on Nov 26, 2010
  • Burleson Memorial Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
  • WWII Veteran
  • s/o Theodore Napolean Sheppart & Era Jane (Meador) Sheppard

Janie May Sheppard
Apr 23, 1922 - Aug 17, 2016

Janie M. Sheppard, 94, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.
Janie was born April 23, 1922, in Midlothian to the late T.N. and Era Jane Sheppard. She was a part of the Women'ss Reserves in April 1943. She continued in the Reserves for 37 years as a master sergeant E8. Janie was a founding member of the American Legion Post 569, where she served as post commander from 1972 to 1973. She graduated from TCU with her master's in 1951. She taught junior high for 25 years and became the student principal for Lake Worth for six years.
Janie was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors: She is cherished by numerous nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her family, Mike, and sons, Mark and Michael Bennett.

 

Notes:

  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • d/o Theodore Napolean Sheppard & Era Jane (Meador) Sheppard
  • Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co.TX

Rex Garvin Sheppard
Oct 16, 1919 - Nov 27, 2012

Rex Garvin Sheppard, 93, went to be with his Lord and Savior early in the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. Service: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Kennedale. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blessing. Rex was born in Kerens on Oct. 16, 1919. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in May 1939. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps on July 15, 1941, and served during World War II as a mechanic flight sergeant on B-17 bombers and was discharged from the service Nov. 20, 1945. Rex married Mary Jo Conatser on March 20, 1948. He was an ordained deacon of the First Baptist Church of Kennedale and member for more than 60 years. Rex was a master Mason, a past master of Deer Creek Masonic Lodge in Everman and a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite Order. Survivors: Wife of 64-plus years, Mary Jo Sheppard; his son, Rex Gerald "Jerry" Sheppard; and sisters, Janie Sheppard and Erlene Peavler.

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James Henry "Shep" Sheppard, Jr.
Nov 10, 1922 - Dec 6, 1988

James H. "Shep" Sheppard, Jr.
BROWNWOOD - James H. "Shep" Sheppard Jr., 66, died Tuesday at a San Antonio hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Basden and Rev. John Payne officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Park.
Born in Kerens, he lived in Brownwood most of his life.  He owned and operated Sheppard Furniture and Appliance. He was also a real estate4  broker, A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was as a member of First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge and Suez Shrine Temple. He was a 32 degree Mason. He was active in cvic affairs in Brownwood for many years.
Survivors include three sons, Jim Sheppard of Brownwood, John Sheppard of Electra and Joe Sheppard of Dallas; three sisters, Pat Noga of Waco, Lillian Youngblood and Elizabeth Fine both of San Antonio.
Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Fred E. Absher, Sr.
Feb 20, 1908 - Feb 7, 1987

Funeral services for Mr. F. E. Absher, Sr. were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday from the Chapel of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kaufman with Rev. Bill Greenhaw officiating. Interment was in the Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Absher was born in Collin County, Texas September 20, 1908 the son of William Pierce Absher and Edna Goines Absher and he passed away February 7, 1987.  Mr. Absher was raised in Kerens, lived in Forth Worth for twenty five years and had been a resident of Kaufman for the past twelve years.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and served in the Medical Corps during World War II.  On November 24, 1932 he was married to the former Lottie G Bailey who survives him. Other survivors include sons, Fred E. Absher, Jr. of Richland Hills, Truett Absher for Fort Worth; sisters Bessie McCormick of Forth Worth, Beatrice Green of Kerens, Era Bailey of Mabank, Mary Dennis of Corsicana, brother, Bill Absher of Bridgeport; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Pallbearers were Richard Bailey, Willie Ed Bailey, Donald Green, Charles R. Dennis, Travis Horn, Jack Absher and James Patterson.

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John Robert "Sparky" Adams
Feb 2, 1927 - Apr 27, 2002

John R. "Sparky" Adams, 75, of Beaumont passed away Saturday, April 27, 2002 in Beaumont.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at South Park Baptist Church in Beaumont. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Mr. Adams was born Feb. 2, 1927 in Colorado City, Texas, and was raised at the IOOF Home in Corsicana. After graduating from Corsicana High School in 1944, he attended Navarro Junior College and graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1950. He married Marie Ray, formerly of Emhouse, on Dec. 21, 1946. He was a coach and athletic director for 36 years.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Ray Adams of Beaumont; son, Richard R. Adams of Marble Falls; daughter, Marsha Kay Adams of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Jean Magness of Corsicana; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to South Park Baptist Church,

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Jimmie Dee Burton
Mar 23, 1923 - Sep 21, 2021
 
Jimmie D. Burton
March 23, 1923 - September 21, 2021

Funeral services for Jimmie D. Burton will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Mancos First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Veterans of Montezuma County. A visitation has been scheduled for Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the church.
Jimmie was born March 23, 1923 in Streetman, Tex. the son of John W. and Nancy E. (Henson) Burton. He passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at his residence at the age of 98.

Jimmie spent his childhood in Navarro County, Tex. Jimmie went on to attend and graduate from East Texas Baptist College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He went on to devote 79 years of his life pastoring Baptist churches in Texas and Colorado. Jimmie also served our country as he enlisted in the United States Army during World War II.

Surviving Jimmie are his children, James (Jan) Burton of Grand Junction, Colo., and Mary Ann Sanders of Cortez; his grandchildren, Ron (Melissa) Biles, Jason (Elaine) Biles, Greg (Jolene) Burton, Bonnie Burton, and Jared (Kelsey) Sanders; and by his great-grandchildren, Aaron, Matthew, and Nathan Biles, Hannah and Noah Biles, and Kadin and Jayden Sanders. Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents; by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Allen) Burton; by his daughter, Nancy (Burton) Biles; by his son-in-law, Raymond Biles; and by his brother, Billy Gene Burton.

The Burton family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of Jimmie's caregivers, Mary Ann Sanders, Robert Sanders and the wonderful staff at Hospice of Montezuma.

Notes:

  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mancos, Montezuma Co., CO
  • h/o Mary Elizabeth (Allen) Burton; s/o John Willis Burton & Nancy Emma (Henson) Burton

Billy Gene Burton
Oct 2, 1928 - Oct 6, 1993
 
Bill Burton
CRANE - jBill Burton, 64, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1993, in Imperial.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Richard W. Box Funeral Home chapel with burial in Crane Cemetery.
He was born Oct 2 1928, in Powell and had been a resident of Crane since 1965, coming from Kermit. He was a truck supervisor for Trey Trucks. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Burton of Crane; a daughter, Sherron Burton of Crane; two sons, Billy Waynesdk Burton of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Darryl Kent Burton of Fort  Davis; a brother, Jimmie D. Burton of Mancos, Colo; and a grandson.

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  • h/o Yvonne Jeanette (Bond) Burton; s/o John Willis Burton & Mary Emma (Henson) Bond-Burton
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Alvin Wilson Burns
Jan 13, 1920 - Feb 20, 2006
 
Age 85.

He was Head Scout for the Mesquite Trail Riders Association and the Chisholm Trail Riders Association.

Preceded in death by: wife, Goldie Burns; brother, E. D. Burns

Survivors: stepson, Kenneth Anderson; sister, Harmolena Penny; step grandsons, Wesley and Kendall Anderson; nephews, Keith Burns (Doran), Gary Burns (Judy), Derwood Penny (Wanda).

Visitation: Thursday, February 23, 2006 in the Dellcrest Chapel.
Funeral services: Friday, February 24, 2006 in the Dellcrest Chapel.

Arrangements: Dellcrest Funeral Home

Extracted from 02/22/2006 edition of the San Antonio Express News, San Antonio, Texas. Also published in the 02/23/2006 edition.

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Benny Frank Burns
Sep 1, 1929 - Jul 19, 1997

BURNS
BENNY FRANK BURNS, 67, of Houston, died Saturday, July 19, 1997, at his residence. Mr. Burns was born in Barry, Texas on September 1, 1929, to Wiley Quincy Burns and Sarah Epsie Osborne Burns. He graduated from North Texas State University on January 29, 1956. Mr. Burns married the former Orene Hitt on May 28, 1954. He was a member of Spring Woods Baptist Church. He was a Master Mason. Mr. Burns retired from Oak Farms Dairies where he worked as a Zone Comptroller. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Maurine Long and Eleanor Ray Burns.  His survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Orene Burns; his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Michael Smith of LaPorte; two sisters, Mildred Reed of Freeport, and Reubine Partridge and her husband Pat of Dallas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Virginia Burns and Jack and Shirley Burns all of Dallas; two granddaughters, Lauren and Lindsay Smith; his mother-in-law, Winnie Waghalter of Gilmer; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday, July 20, 1997, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home 13001 Katy Freeway at Eldridge. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. Monday, July 21, 1997, from the Chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, with Rev. C. O. Herchenhahn officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of usual floral remembrances, memorial contributions may be sent to The American Cancer Society, Greater Houston Area, P.O. Box 570127, Houston, Texas 77257 or to Spring Woods Baptist Church Benevolent Memorial Bibles, 10131 Emnora, Houston, Texas 77080

Notes:

  • The Houston Chronicle, Jul 21, 1997
  • View Obituary Clipping
  • h/o Winnie Orene (Hitt) Burns; s/o Wiley Quincy Burns, Sr & Sarah Eppie (Osborne) Burns

Norma (Jones) Bush
Oct 22, 1921 - Feb 23, 2020

Norma Bush died February 23, 2020. She was 98 years old. A memorial service will be at First Baptist Church chapel on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM.
Norma was born on October 22, 1921 to James and Gracie Jones in Van Zandt County, TX. She was the second of five children. Her siblings, Earlene, Mildred, Jo, and Jake preceded her in death as did her parents. Norma married Robert Bush on February 1, 1947. They celebrated 61 years together before his death in 2008.
Norma was a force of nature with an independence not seen in most of her peers. She was witty, outgoing, engaging and creative. Norma was generous with her praise and honest in her critiques. Norma enjoyed her volunteer roles, in which she actively engaged until her 90's. She served as a Pink Lady at the hospitals in the communities where they lived, at church teaching children, in the local schools as a reading tutor, and leading the local PTA. She had great leadership and motivational skills. She expressed her creativity through her ability to design and make clothes and to decorate her home. Robert teased her by stating that he never knew what color the walls would be when he came home. She was a lifelong learner taking tailoring classes at Amarillo College, interior design classes at Navarro County Community College and continuing in Bible study classes. While she never had the opportunity for a formal education, she made sure her family had the means and support to attend college. Norma and Robert were active members in their churches. Her strong faith provided the foundation for her life. She remained active into her 90s and even began swimming lessons on her 70th birthday.
Her family feels overwhelming gratitude for the opportunity to have witnessed her life, learned from her, been fed by her, loved her, and laughed with her. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Jon Hilsabeck, granddaughter and her husband, April and Chris Downum , grandson and his wife, Aaron and Heather Parmer and seven great grandchildren.

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  • w/o Robert Edgar Bush; d/o James K Jones & Grace Mae (Sims) Jones

Jackie Lucile (Stockman) Burns-Walton
Sep 22, 1918 - Oct 7, 2010

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2010 at Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dan Murray officiating and Rev. Emil V. Becker assisting. Burial will be at Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Lacy Funeral Home.
She was born on September 22, 1918 to the late David Lee and Mary Lucille (Baggett) Stockman in Purdon.
She married John Maxwell Burns. He preceded her in death in 1975. She later married S.L. Walton. He preceded her in death in 1988.
Jackie was employed with JC Penney for 21 years before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a Volunteer at Grace Place, active in the Red Hat Society, and the Ladies Auxiliary at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital of Stephenville for more than seventeen years. She enjoyed reading, quilting and gardening. Her daughters describe her as a "true lover of life".
Survivors include daughters, Kate (Billie) Van Item of Stephenville and Brenda Kay Burns of Stephenville; son Jack Walton and wife Harriet of Rowlett; grandson, Kevin Walton of Dallas, and sisters-in-law, Frances Mahoney, Frances Reynolds of Corsicana, Obie Baggett of Corsicana and Rita Loukes of Houston.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun, 9 Oct 2010
  • w/o John M. Burns & Sidney Lester Walton; d/o David Lee Stockman & Mary Lucille (Baggett) Stockman

Raymond Campbell, Sr.
Jul 4, 1921 - Jul 24, 2006

RAYMOND CAMPBELL SR., of Pasadena passed away Monday July 24, 2006. He was an Army veteran who served in the pacific theatre during World War II and was a member of the Iron Workers Local union #84. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years; Joan Campbell. He is survived by his sons; Raymond Campbell Jr. and Darryl Campbell, daughter; Joyce Hebert, Sister; Dot Moreau. 3 Grandchildren and 4 Great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Friday July 28, 2006 at Forest Park East Funeral Home and Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-9 Thursday July 27, 2006.

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John Eugene "Gene" Spence
Mar 12, 1924 - Jul 20, 2007

John Eugene "Gene" Spence, 83, a longtime resident of the Lake Somerville area and a former resident of Lake Jackson, passed away Friday, July 20, 2007 at Oakland Manor Nursing Home in Giddings.

Gene, as he was known to his friends, was born March 12, 1924 in Barry, Texas, near Corsicana, the son of William Earl and Rhoda Ann Russell Spence. He was married to Doris Jean Elliott on July 20, 1943 in Amarillo, Texas and served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a Corporal. He worked for 37 years for Dow Chemical Company until his retirement. Gene was an active member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Somerville and was very active in the Baptist Men's organizations.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, Larry Gene Spence, two brothers, Earl Spence and Carlton Spence and four sisters, Estelle Roberts, Odell Hopkins, Mabel Brown and Allyne Mortenson.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Doris Spence of Giddings; a sister-in-law, Faye Spence of Jacksonville, a granddaughter, Catharine Ann Spence, and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services are set for 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2007 from Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Reagan Reeves and Rev. Jimmy VanDorn officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Sunday until 8:00 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. Monday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Family members have requested that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Somerville.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville.

Notes:

  • Oaklawn Cemetery, Somerville, Burleson Co., TX
  • h/o Doris Jean (Elliott) Spence; s/o William Earl Spence & Rhoda Ann (Russell) Spence
  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography

Doris Jean (Elliott) Spence
August 30, 1926 ~ August 3, 2010

Funeral services for Doris Jean Spence, 83, of Giddings and a former resident of Somerville, Brenham, and Lake Jackson are set for 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2010 at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Corby Brizendine officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday with the family present between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Spence died Tuesday morning at Oakland Manor Nursing Home in Giddings.

She was born August 30, 1926, the daughter of Wiley Lee and Lura Marie (Dingler) Elliott in Corsicana, Texas. She grew up and attended school in Corsicana and was married to John Eugene Spence on July 20, 1943 in Amarillo, Texas. Doris worked as a secretary for Dow Chemical Company for 21 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Somerville. She was very active in the Baptist Women's Group.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Eugene Spence on July 20, 2007; their son, Larry Gene Spence; and a sister, Joyce Lucas. Survivors include her granddaughter, Catharine Ann and her husband Josh Schmidt, great-grandchildren, Jordan and Lucas Schmidt of Schenectady, New York; her sister-in-law, Faye Spence of Jacksonville; brother-in-law, W. I. Lucas of Huntsville; her niece, Pam and her husband Steve Pate of Jacksonville; nephews John W. and his wife Bobbie Hopkins of Brenham, Jerry and his wife Diane Spence of Temple; and Danny and his wife Marion Spence of The Woodlands; her very special friend, Leisa Dowell and her family of Somerville; along with numerous other relatives.

Family members have requested that memorials be made to Hospice Brazos Valley/La Grange, 1048 North Jefferson, La Grange, Texas 78945. Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville. We invite you to visit our website at www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com and sign the on-line register book for Doris.

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  • h/o John Eugene Spence; d/o Wiley Lee Elliott & Lura (Dingler) Elliott
  • Oaklawn Cemetery, Somerville, Burleson Co., TX

Larry Gene Spence
Oct 4, 1944 - Jan 19, 1996
 
Mr. Larry Gene Spence, 51, of Houston passed away Friday, January 19, 1996, at his residence. Mr. Spence was born October 4, 1944, in Corsicana, Texas, the son of John E. and Doris J. Elliott Spence.

He was a graduate of Brazosport High School and Sam Houston State University. He served during the Vietnam Conflict as a First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. He worked as a certified substance abuse counselor for La Hacienda Clinic, Inc. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson and was married to Jan Hollingsworth on June 6, 1994 in Houston. Survivors include: his wife, Jan Spence of Houston; mother and father, Gene and Doris Spence of Somerville; grandmother, Lura Elliott of Huntsville; one daughter, Catharine Ann Spence of Schenectady, New York; and a number of other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today until 9 p.m. and from 7:30 a.m. until service time Monday at Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville with the Rev. Jimmy VanDorn officiating. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville, Texas.

Notes:

  • s/o John Eugene Spence & Doris Jean (Elliott) Spence
  • U.S. Army Veteran 1969-1971 - Army Corp of Engineers
  • Vietnam Veteran

Frances Adele (Borne) Spencer
Aug 7, 1925 - Jul 20, 2012

McALLEN, Texas - Frances Adele Spencer, 86, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at McAllen Medical Center. Skinner Silva Funeral Home of Pharr is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • Published in The Monitor on July 21, 2012

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McALLEN TEXAS � Frances Adele Spencer, age 86, of McAllen went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 20th, 2012. Born on August 7, 1925 in Tulsa, OK, Adele is preceded in death by her parents, May and Reno Borne and by a brother, Monte Borne.

She is survived by her three daughters, Cynthia Boldt of Giddings, TX; Carol Dickey of Vancouver, WA; and Cathy Wagner of Coldspring, TX and a brother, Gerry Borne of Tahlequah, OK. Eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many special friends also survive her.

Adele was a resident of the Mission/McAllen area for more than half of her life. Her passion for education and love of books inspired her to become a teacher for 15 years and subsequently a librarian for 22 years at Mission Jr. High. After her retirement in 1989, Adele continued to stay deeply involved in her community as an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mission, the Retired Teachers Association and the Book Review Club. Whenever she wasn't reading, visiting her grandchildren, exercising with the Early Bird Walkers, attending a classical music or opera Elderhostel, or chatting with one of her many friends, Adele was busy doing something for someone else. Known by her family and friends as "Mimi," "Mimi Dell, "Lady Dell," "Grandmother," "Spencer" and "Mrs. Spencer," Adele will be missed by many.

Memorial Service at 10:00am on Saturday, July 28th at the First Presbyterian Church of Mission. In lieu of flowers, Adele's family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society (ACS) by making donations via the ACS website or to the McAllen Public Library by dropping off donations at the Bookstore during operating hours.

Notes:

  • Published in The Monitor on July 25, 2012, Texas.
  • w/o Wallace Clark Spencer; d/o Reno Engelbert Borne & May Frances (Slack) Borne
  • Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, Navarro Co., TX

Jimmie Don Spencer
Jan 9, 1941 - Feb 13, 2020

Jimmie Don Spencer, 79, of Kerens, passed away on February 13, 2020, at Epic Nursing & Rehab in Corsicana. Burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was born January 9, 1941, in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Clifford Lee and Virginia Harwell Spencer. On February 14, 1999, he married Cecil Ann Spivey. Jimmie led a varied life including being a rodeo bullfighter, a law enforcement officer with a long and distinguished career fighting the war on drugs, and a county commissioner.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bennie and Johnny Spencer.

He is survived by his wife, Cecil Ann Spencer, of Kerens; sons: Scott Spencer and his wife, Kim, of Kerens, Troy Spencer and his wife, Leah, of Longview, and Brad Gannon and his wife, Krista, of Aubrey; daughter, Rhonda Spencer, of Lake City, Florida; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanne Adams, of Rockwall; and numerous nieces, nephews, close cousins and many extended family and friends.


James Richard Spurgeon, Sgt.
Oct 1, 1919 - Nov 12, 1944

Services Set at Rice for Pacific War Victim

Special to The News CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 29 - Funeral services for Sgt. James R. Spurgeon of Rice, killed in action at Leyte, Nov. 12, 1944, will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Rice Methodist Church with burial in the Rice Cemetery. He entered the armed forces Oct. 17, 1941.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Spurgeon, Rice; a brother, Rex Spurgeon, United States Army; six sisters, Mrs. N. E. Reid, Levelland; Mrs. A. F. Cherry, Fairfield; Mrs. Roland Franks, Bryan; Misses Catherine, Hope and Billie Ann Spurgeon, all of Rice, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Dallas Morning News - Section II, page 14 - Monday, August 30, 1948
  • Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro Co., TX

Ethel (Budai) Hayes-Rash
Nov 10, 1929 - May 27, 2014

Ethel Budai Hayes Rash, 84, of Corsicana, formerly of Richland, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Navarro Regional Hospital, in the presence of her family. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, May 30, 2014, in Richland Cemetery in Richland, with Pastor Eddie Jones and Pastor David Franklin officiating.

Ethel was born in Angus, Texas, to the late Dan and Annie Budai, the ninth of nine children. On March 19, 1946 she married Auty Lee Hayes. Ethel worked at Texas Miller Hat Company (The Hat Factory) for 30 plus years. She loved cooking, being outside, friends, and her church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Auty, on May 2, 1967; brothers: Dan Budai, and Emory Budai; sisters: Vera Budai Murphy, Christina Budai Lane, Justina Budai Cox, Lucille Budai Brown, and Rosa Budai Offutt.

Survivors include her daughter, Ginger Linville and husband, Larry; son, Auty Lee Hayes "Sonny" and wife, Marsha; grandchildren: Eddie Jones and wife, Marsha, Kathy Honza and husband, Mark, and Danny Hayes and wife, Lisa; great-grandchildren: Adam and Lauretta Jones, Krystal and Derrick Mobley, Callie Jones, Danny Jones, Hunter Hayes, and Keller Hayes; great-great-grandchildren: Karlie Ross, Tylor Ross, Brayden Ross, Bryland Ross, Khrislyn Mobley, Lyndsie Jones, Jasmyne Jones, Nathan Lee Jones, and Jordyn Jones; numerous nieces and nephews; sister, Ruth Budai Boone; sister-in-law, Norma Lee Budai; and brother-in-law, James Hayes and wife, Sylvia; and many friends. P15

Notes:

  • Richland Cemetery, Richland, Navarro Co., TX

Fred Hassell Conerly
Feb 5, 1916 - May 1, 1998

PALESTINE - Services for Fred Hassel Conerly, 83, Palestine, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Beaty Funeral Home chapel, Winnsboro, with the Rev. Charles Ethridge officiating..
Burial will be in Lee Cemetery.
Mr. Conerly died May 1 in a Palestine hospital.
He was born Feb 5, 1915, in Texas to the late Eugene and Mary Louisia Rister Conerly. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a retired switchman for Port Terminal of Houston and member of Disabled American Veterans.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Evelyn Raley.
Survivors include son, Barry Joe Conerly, Porter; daughters, Freddi Warren, Winnsboro, and Marcia Morris, Washington, D.C.; sisters, Dorothy Smith and Merle Harris, both of Palestine, and Ophelia McGown, Kerens; brothers, Coy Combs, Palestine, and Chester Combs, Houston; and nine grandchildren.
Family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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Loris Rowe Crocker
Jul 25, 1924 - Dec 11, 2009

Rowe Crocker, 85, went to be with the Lord on December 11, 2009. He was born to Amos and Sallie Belle Crocker on July 25, 1924, in Kerens, Texas. The family moved to Lampasas, Texas, in 1939, where Rowe and his brother, Lloyd, were in the grocery business prior to their military service in WWII. Rowe was in the Army and Lloyd was in the Navy from 1943 to 1946.

In 1948, Rowe Crocker married Ruth Helwig and they were together until her death in 1970. He married Eilene Rains Ames in 1974 and he became a father to her two daughters, Judy and Jill.

Soon after their service duty, Rowe and brother Lloyd, opened Crocker's Food Mart in Lampasas which they operated together until 1981 when the store was sold. After that, Rowe worked at the People's National Bank in Lampasas until 1985 when he moved to Temple, and where he was in the real estate business. He retired in 1997 and, he and Eilene moved to Austin where he died.

A memorial service was held at the Great Hills Baptist Church, Austin, Texas, on December 15, 2009.

Notes:

  • h/o Ruth (Helweg) Crocker & Eilene Lorene (Rains) Crocker; s/o Amos Lloyd Crocker & Sallie Belle (Stringer) Crocker
  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography

Selwyn Dale Cunningham
1917 - 2002

CUNNINGHAM
Selwyn, passed away Dec. 13, 2002. Born Sep 27, 1917 in TX. He is survived by his wife, 3 children, 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Tues., 17th, 10:00am at Eisenhour SE Del City.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made at First Southern Baptist.
Bill Eisenhour Southeast - 5005 S.E. 29  67 2-1321

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Elmo L. Cunningham
Mar 3, 1918 - Apr 9, 2011

Services for Elmo Cunningham, 93, Athens, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Dr. Bill Pemberton officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Elmo died April 9, 2011.

Elmo Cunningham, beloved husband, dad, granddad, was born March 3, 1918 in Murchison to the late Robert Douglas and Edna Williams Cunningham.

Elmo served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the South Pacific. He continued his military career in the National Guard while working as a Dallas Policeman for 22 years, retiring in 1968. He then was a director of Safety and Security for Baylor Medical Center in Dallas 12 years. Following full retirement, he moved to Athens in 1991. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Seven brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years Janice Cunningham, Athens; son Roland Cunningham and wife Pam, Kent, Wash.; grandsons Chris Cunningham and wife Sarah, Kent, Wash., Rob Cunningham and wife Kate, Seattle, Wash.; great-grandchildren Lyla Ian and Chloe; numerous nephews, nieces, loving extended family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Larry Fitzhugh, Lange Sveklak, J. R. Durst, Paul Ford, Casey
Durst and Cory Cook.

The Andrews Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Notes:

  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens, Henderson Co., TX
  • s/o Robert Douglas Cunningham & Edna (Williams) Cunningham

Milburn Eugene "Gene" Cummins
Oct 22, 1923 - Sep 5, 2008

CARTHAGE - Graveside services for Milburn Eugene "Gene" Cummins, 84, of Beckville, will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Youngblood Cemetery in Beckville, with the Rev. Rick Tate officiating. Arrangements are by Hawthorn Funeral Home. Mr. Cummins died September 5, 2008 in The Woodlands.

Born October 22, 1923, in Roan, he served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Northwoods Presbyterian Church in Houston. Survivors include his sons, Brian and Bruce Cummins; and daughter, Nancy Prideaux.

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William Clarence Hodge
Aug 7, 1907 - Mar 28, 1965

Tuesday Rites W. C. Hodge

Final rites for William Clarence Hodge, 57, who died of a heart attack Sunday, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Kiarb Raney. Hodge was an elder of the Lake Park Cumberland Presbyterian church and resided at 3554 LaPrade, Mesquite. He was with the Texas Employment Commission.

Hodge, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Z. T. Hodge of Corsicana, attended Georgia Tech and graduated from North Texas State University at Denton.

Earlier services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sparkman Funeral Home in Dallas.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Buck Hodge, Mesquite; a brother, Marion Hodge, Houston; sister-in-law, Mrs. O. L. Sparkman, Perkins, Okla.; nephew, Steve Hodge, Dallas; two nieces, Marilyn and Martha Marie Hodge, both of Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eugene Stewart, David Ralston, F. C. Stewart, T. J. Horn, W. W. Jones and James Glasgow.

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John Whitfield McAdams
Nov 15, 1898 - May 2, 1965

J. W. McAdams Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for John W. McAdams, 66, of 1908 Woodlawn, who died in his pharmacy, Beaton and Collin streets, late Sunday of a heard attack, will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister presbyterian church, of which McAdams was a member. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

McAdams, a native of Tennessee, came to Corsicana in 1922 shortly after finishing at Baylor University School of Pharmacy and had operated the McAdams Pharmacy here ofr many years. He was one of the organizers of the Corsicana Dads club and at the time of his death president of the Baylor School of Pharmacy Alumni association. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and the Navarro County Pharmaceutical Association.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Lt. Commander John W. McAdams, Jr., US Navy, New Orleans, and Joe McAdams, Garland; three grandchildren; a brother, E. W. McAdams, Henderson, Tenn., and a sister, Miss Alleen McAdams, Nashville, Tenn.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Hall, Henry Bowden, James Manss, J. Miller Reid, Mike Jenkins, John Collier, C. C. Weatherford, Curtis Patterson, Sam Wynn, Henry Sikes, T. R. Red, Ted Red and Jim Stephenson.

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Daniel Benjamin "Dan" Comfort
Aug 17, 1900 - Mar 27, 1965

Dan B. Comfort Dies Saturday

Dan B. Comfort, 64, life-long Corsicana resident, employe of Roger Steward, died at his home, 1527 West Fourth avenue Saturday morning.

Arrangements were incomplete early Saturday afternoon at Griffin Funeral Home, but the services will be conducted by Rev. Eugene Wood, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian church of which he was a member, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. G. Comfort, Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs. C. C. Lord, Mississippi, and an uncle, Vern Smith, Tennessee.

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Dan B. Comfort Rites Monday

Funeral services for Dan B. Comfort, 65, life-long Corsicana resident, who died at his home, 1537 West Fourth avenue Saturday morning, were held Monday at 10:30 from the Griffin Chapel.

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

Comfort was employed by Roger Steward.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. G. Comfort, Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs. C. C. Lord, Mississippi; and uncle, Vern Smith, Tennessee, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roger Steward, Ed M. Polk, Jr., Wiley Robinson, Jr., Louis Schults, Billy Joe Burge, M. N. Wright, Sidney Barley and Dan P. McNeil.

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Jessie Mae (Scott) Kirk-Ramsey
Jun 26, 1927 - Aug 7, 1965

Mrs. Ramsey Services Held

Mrs. Jessie Mae Ramsey, 38, of 812 South Beaton Street, died in the M. D. Anderson hospital in Houston Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Griffin Chapel Monday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Prince, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband, C. B. Ramsey, Corsicana; a son, Jerry Kirk, Corsicana, five daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Ramsey, Mrs. Wanda Reese, Misses Martha and Mary Lou Kirk, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Barbara Hutchins, Ennis; a sister, Mrs. Mary Phinnil, Ennis, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. C. Payne, W. B. Roberts, James Doolen, Bill Turner, Charles Barnaby and E. A. Ivie.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 9, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Lillard Kirk 2nd husband Curtis Bryant Ramsey (Curtis has a double monument in Oakwood with Jessie but is buried in Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Tx. per death certificate); d/o J. B. Scott & Ella (Barrow) Scott

William King Logsdon
Jul 4, 1889 - Apr 7, 1965

Dr. Logsdon Dies Wednesday, Rites Friday

Dr. Wm. K. Logsdon, long-time Corsicana physician, Mills place, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday morning following a several months illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Native of Sulphur Springs, Dr. Logsdon graduated from Tulane University medical school and took post-graduate work in the Chicago Medical College. He was given an honor lst year for 50 years in medicine and practiced all of his medical career in Texas. He was a veteran of World War I and came to Corsicana in 1923. Dr. Logsdon was connected with the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic in the late 1920s.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Lewis Anderson, Houston; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mavon Oliver, Commerce; two nephews, Dr. Bill Oliver, Dallas, and Dr. F. M. Logsdon, Port Lavaca, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. Dan B. Hamill, Truman Bragg, W. C. Stroube, H. R. Stroube, George Weinschel, Jack Cunningham, Dave Kelton, Roy Love, Jake Hudson, John R. Corley, A. Wade Blackford, Ralph R. Brown, Ed M. Polk, Dr. Wm. B. Mayfield, Guy L. Tate and Joe E. Butler.

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George Turner Weaver
Sep 15, 1923 - Jun 19, 2012

George Turner Weaver, age 88, of North Richland Hills passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at home. Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Richland Hills Baptist Church, 6852 Baker Blvd., Richland Hills. Interment will follow immediately in the Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Purdon, to his parents, George and Maud. George was one of three children. He married Gerlene in New Orleans, La., on Dec. 30, 1945. They had two children. He attended Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1949 with a degree in business administration. He served in the Navy for three years and served in World War II. He was a resident of North Richland Hills for two years and was employed by CIT Financial Services for 34 years. George was a member of Richland Hills Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, family and his church. George was preceded in death by a grandchild, Brian Larry Brown; brother, Carroll Weaver; and stepsisters, Lewelyn Watson and Mary Measels.

Survivors: George will be remembered by his loving wife and their children, Gerlene Weaver of North Richland Hills, Lynna Kay Weaver Hilbig and John Hilbig of Bulverde, Georganne Weaver Brown and Charles Larry Brown of North Richland Hills; sister, Jackie Boswell of Corsicana; grandchildren, Patricia Hernandez of Fort Worth and Chris Brown of Euless; and great-granddaughter, Emma Gayle Hernandez of Fort Worth.

Notes:

  • Published in Star-Telegram on Jun 22, 2012
  • h/o Myrtle Gerlene (Loyd) Weaver; s/o George Thomas Weaver & Maude (Swink) Howard-Weaver
  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography

Maude (Swink) Howard-Weaver
Nov 2, 1889 - Apr 13, 1940

WORTHAM, APril 18 - (Spl) - Mrs. George Weaver of Purdon, but formerly of Wortham, died in San Angelo Saturday afternoon where she had been for several weeks for her health. Burial was in the Wortham cemetery following funeral rites held in the Baptist church at Purdon.  Mrs. Weaver was formerly Miss Maude Swink. After her marriage she and Mr. Weaver lived in Wortham for many years. Many friends here and other towns extend sympathy to her husband, children and relatives.

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William Arthur "Bill" Howard
Dec 10, 1939 - Aug 31, 2018

William Arthur "Bill" Howard, 78, of Rowlett, passed away in Dallas on Friday, August 31, 2018. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 4 at Dawson Cemetery with Pastor William �Bill� Dollar officiating.

Bill was born December 10, 1939 in Corsicana to Loyd and Clyde (Nesmith) Howard. He was raised in the Dawson area and was a graduate of Dawson High School before attending the University of Texas at Arlington for two years. Bill, along with another Dawson native, Bob Spruiell, owned and operated H&S Manufacturing Co. in Rowlett for over 49 years. He also enjoyed running a Brangus cow/calf operation on the family farm near Pursley in Navarro County. Bill also liked hunting and fishing, loved his family dearly and was a past president of the Dawson Ex-Students Association. He was a member of the Methodist church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Carolynn (Trotter) Howard of Rowlett and son, Drew Howard of Rowlett.

Drew Howard
Jan 26, 1963 - Mar 28, 2020

Drew Howard, 57, of Rowlett, passed away in Rockwall on Saturday, March 28, 2020. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Drew was born January 26, 1963 in Corsicana, Texas to Bill and Carolynn (Trotter) Howard. He was raised in the Garland area and was a graduate of North Garland High School before attending Texas Tech University where he received his degree in Construction Engineering.
Drew worked in the construction industry before joining his father's business, H&S Manufacturing where he was the President for 25 years. He continued his father's legacy of raising cattle on the family farm near Pursley in Navarro County. Drew loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved his family and many friends fiercely. Drew was a highly respected businessman and leader in the Rowlett community where he was a Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Member for 29 years and served as Chair from 2007-2008.
He was a member of the Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bill �William� Howard.
Survivor includes his mother, Carolynn (Trotter) Howard of Rowlett.

Notes:

  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
  • s/o William Arthur "Bill" Howard (1939-2018) & Carolyn (Trotter) Howard

Edward LeRoy Watson
Aug 21, 1923 - May 27, 2011

Edward LeRoy Watson was born August 21, 1923, in the Barry Community near Corsicana, TX, to George and Mabel Watson. LeRoy married June Stephens in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medic in a medical unit with an antiaircraft battalion. He participated in campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes (Battle of The Bulge), Rhineland and Central Europe. He received several medals including the EAME Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars. After LeRoy had served his country, he went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone, where he retired after almost forty years of service as District Staff Supervisor. He started a second career at a local bank, where he worked for over seven years.

LeRoy is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, George Calvin Watson.

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Helen Elizabeth (Paradowski) Gilliam
Nov 26, 1941 - Oct 3, 1975

Mrs. Gilliam

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Helen Gilliam, 33, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Jim Ray and Rev. Jim Farmer will officiate, and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Harris County, lived in Corsicana for 27 years, was an employe of Drane Middle School Cafeteria, and member of Unity Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Joe Gilliam of Corsicana; two daughters of Corsicana, Debbie Gilliam and Vickie Gilliam; two sons, Ricky Gilliam and Danny Gilliam both of Corsicana; her father, Martin Paradowski of Houston; six brothers, of Amarillo, Joe Paradowski, John Allen Jackson, Wesley Jackson, Terry Jackson, Jerry Jackson, and Michael Jackson; two sisters, Miss Patsy Jackson and Miss Kathy Jackson both of Amarillo.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 3, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Larry Joe Gilliam buried at Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Texas; d/o Martin J. Paradowski & Maxine Helen (Kelly) Paradowski

Sidney Owen Bogue, Jr.
Jul 26, 1919 - May 23, 1975

Sidney Bogue

ENID, OKLA.�Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home here for Mr. Sidney O. Bogue, 55, who died Friday in Enid, Okla. hospital after an apparent heart attack.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Rev. Jack Riley officiating. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

He was general manager of the Northrup World Wide Aircraft services of the Vance Air Force Base in Enid and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Air Forces Management Association, the Air Force Association, the Army Aviation Association, and the Association of the U. S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Alice Holsey, of Enid; two sons, Sid and Tim Bogue, also of Enid; one daughter, Miss Lisa Bogue of Greenville, Miss.; one step-son, Mr. Jim Young of Enid; and four grandchildren.

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Mary Elizabeth (Butler) Phillips
Apr 11, 1898 - Oct 20, 1975

Mrs. Phillips

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Phillips, 77, resident of Seymour, who died Monday in Seymour. Rev. Lynn Tusla will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Ann Rogers of Seymour; a granddaughter, Mrs. Gail Ann Roman of Corsicana; and two great-grandchildren.

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Chaillos Cross, Sr., Dr.
Feb 20, 1887 - Oct 30, 1975

Dr. Cross

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Dr. Chaillos Cross, 88, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday evening in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Jack Riley will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Dr. Cross was a graduate of the University of Virginia Medical School and practiced medicine in Mississippi and Okla. City, Okla.

When the Philippine Island was a protectorate of the U. S. he served as a physician attached in the Philippine Constabulary.

On his return to the U. S. he joined the Rockefeller Foundation, which loaned him to Mississippi, as director of rural sanitation. He was a resident of Corsicana 34 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Phillips Cross of Corsicana; a son, Chaillos Cross Jr. of Albuquerque, N. M.; a grandson, Stephen Chaillos Cross of San Diego, Calif. and two great-granddaughters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct. 31, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Marion Virginia (Heard) Cross married Sep. 8, 1910 2nd wife Ethyl (Phillips) Cross Married Oct. 5, 1925; s/o Clem Clay Cross & Nancy "Nannie" (Logan) Cross

William Terrell "Terry" Rogers, Jr.
Mar 22, 1943 - Jan 20, 1975

W. T. Rogers II

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William Terrell Rogers II, 31, of Dallas who died Monday in Dallas. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sandy Lee Rogers of Dallas; two daughters, Dena Rogers and Bridget White, both of Dallas; and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Rogers of Andrews; two sisters, Mrs. Gary Martin of Houston and Mrs. Stuart Cune of Lubbock; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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William Rogers II

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William (Terry) Rogers II, 31, resident of Dallas, who died Monday in Dallas.

Rev. Otho Stegall was to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood.

Survivors include his widow, two daughters, his parents, two sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to include Herb Cox, Mickey McDonough, Bill Beals, James Parrish, Bob Taylor and Donnie Wilson.

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Viola Lorene (Ferrell) Ward-Hellner
Jul 27, 1903 - Dec 16, 1975

Mrs. Hellner

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Lorene Hellner, 72, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. Uriah Stegman will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana and had lived here all her life.

She is survived by her husband, Rupert Hellner of Corsicana; four sons, Edgar Lee Ward Jr. and Jimmy Ward, both of Arlington, Buddy Ward of Corsicana, and Bobby Earl Ward of Austin; 12 grandchildren; her mother Mrs. George Ferrell of Corsicana; one brother, G. D. (Rick) Ferrell of Tulsa, Okla.; and one sister, Mrs. Lisa Rahm of Corsicana.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 17, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Edgar Lee Ward, Sr. 2nd husband Rupert William Hellner; d/o George Henry Ferrell & Susie Lee (Midgett) Ferrell

John Newt Hunt
Sep 10, 1897 - Nov 13, 1975

John N. Hunt

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Chapel for John N. Hunt, 78, of Corsicana who died yesterday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Jim Carraway will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Tennison, Indiana, Hunt had lived in Corsicana for more than 40 years. A retired Texas Pipeline Co. employe. Hunt was a member of Westside Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I.

He is survived by three sons, John Ray Hunt of Brownsville; Robert M. Hunt of Long Beach, Calif.; Henry Way Hunt of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Zane Oestrelcher and Mrs. Billie June Burrus, both of Dallas; Mrs. Bettie Ann Pettiielle of Glendale, Ariz.; Mrs. Linda Joan Williams of Tucson, Ariz.; by 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; by three sisters, Mrs. Bettie Nelson of Boonville, Indiana; Mrs. Lucy Black of Princeton, Indiana; Mrs. Emma Bass of Winslow, Indiana and by a number of nieces and nephews.

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William Bruce "Bill/Willie" Robinson, Sr.
May 2, 1920 - Apr 30, 1975

William Robinson Sr. dies of heart attack Wednesday

William B. Robinson, Sr., securities broker and executive secretary-treasurer of Navarro Community Foundation, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening of a heart attack at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Jack Riley, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Corsicana, he would have been 55 Friday.

Robinson founded the Wm. B. Robinson & Co. securities business here in 1947 and he and his wife subsequently established Investment Planning Associates with offices in First National Bank.

A graduate of CHS, he was graduated in 1941 from the University of Texas with a B.B.A. degree. While at the University, he was a member of Silver Spurs and Phi Kappa Psi.

He was married on Aug. 22, 1933 to the former Miss Billie Love Gardner of Terrell, a University schoolmate.

Robinson was elected a member of the managing board of trustees of the Navarro Community Foundation on Jan. 9, 1968, and immediately elected executive secretary-treasurer succeeding his late father Eugene W. Robinson.

A 32nd degree Mason, Robinson was an active member of First United Methodist Church where he had served on the Board of Stewards and had taught an Intermediate and Juniors Sunday School class for 20 years. He chaired an adult Bible class conducted in their home for 10 years.

He was currently serving as a director of the Salvation Army and YMCA board of directors and was past president of the Y. he served six years on the Corsicana School Board of Education, on the board of the Corsicana Public Library, and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a past director.

An avid golfer, he was a past president of Corsicana Country Club and served as co-director for the club's first three member-guest Tiger Tale tournaments.

In his community and civic life he had also served as chairman in the fund campaigns of the United Fund and the Navarro County Red Cross chapter.

The Robinsons had returned only Monday from Chicago where they had attended the weeklong annual convention of the Nation Council of Foundations in behalf of the Navarro Community Foundation.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Billie Love Robinson of the family home, 613 Mills Place; a son William Bruce Robinson jr., of Houston; a daughter, Miss Beth Robinson of Austin; his mother, Mrs. Eugene W. Robinson of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. C. J. (Betty) Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mrs. R. C. (Imogene) Granberry Jr., of Corpus Christi; several nieces and nephews, and aunts and uncles.

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W. B. Robinson

Funeral services were to be at 4:30 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church for Corsicana civic leader William B. Robinson who died unexpectedly Wednesday of a heart attack at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Jack Riley, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under direction of the Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Steven Stroube, Raynand Stroube, Jon Clarkson, William Clarkson, III, W. D. Wyatt, Kim Wyatt, Oliver Albritton, James Ruth, John (Kay) Tatum, and John C. Tatum, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be the board of managing trustees of the Navarro Community Foundation of which Robinson was executive secretary-treasurer and trustee, and friends of the family.

Robinson was an active member of First United Methodist Church, and numerous local services and welfare agencies of the city.

He is survived by his widow, a son, a daughter, his mother, two sisters, a number of nieces and nephews.

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Gladys Lee (Tyner) Sanders
Sep 2, 1906 - Oct 18, 1975

Mrs. Sanders

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Gladys Sanders, 69, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Elvis Egge will officiate with Rev. Harold Lansford to assist. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Sanders was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Ed Sanders of Corsicana; one son and one daughter, Arnold Sanders and Mrs. Tommy Watkins, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren; and one brother, Ermon Tyner of Dallas.

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Mrs. Sanders

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Gladys Sanders, 69, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Fred Rasmussen, Lloyd Baldwin, T. D. Clark, LeRoy Robinson, Avery Jackson, and Tom Spikes.

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George Edwin "Ed" Sanders
Jul 6, 1906 - Nov 6, 1976

G. E. Sanders

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley's Funeral Home for G. E. (Ed) Sanders, 70, of Corsicana who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

His wife preceded him in death in 1975.

Survivors include one son, Arnold Sanders, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Tommy Watkins, Corsicana; two brothers, Marvin Sanders, Corsicana, and Frank Sanders, Ennis; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Meredith, Azle, and Mrs. Tom Mason, San Francisco, two grandsons and two granddaughters,

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Mary Louise (Gibson) Johnston-Livingston
Sep 22, 1909 - Jan 12, 1975

Mrs. Livingston

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Lunsford (Mary Gibson) Livingston, 65, resident of Dallas, who died Sunday in Dallas.

Rev. Jack Riley will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana, , lived in Dallas 25 years, and member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Tom McLean of Dallas and Miss Molly Livingston of Alexanderia, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Newton Burnett of Corsicana; and a brother, W. P. Gipson of Houston.

Pallbearers include J. M. Dyer, Sr., Ed M. Polk, Truman Bragg, Bill Bruss, John Corley and Ralph Brown.

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Ercle Barnes (Pope) Dixon
Sep 10, 1900 - Jun 17, 1975

Mrs. Dixon

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. George Dixon, 75, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Evergreen Nursing Home.

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

She was a native of Frost and member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Bob Dixon of Jacksonville and Troy Dixon of Arlington; five grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Sam Tucker of Corsicana; two brothers, Harmon L. Pope and Burt L. Pope both of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Joseph Edward "Joe Ed" Carey
Mar. 20, 1895 - May 7, 1975

Joe Ed Carey

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Joe Ed Carey, 80, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Dallas.

Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Riley and a retired Carpenter.

Survivors include a son, Jordie William Carey of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Lee Aguinaga of Corsicana and Mrs. Frances Maxine Sterling of Mesquite; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Estella May (Grimm) Nitterauer-Moritz
Jun 13, 1905 - Jan 16, 1975

Mrs. Moritz

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Micky Moritz, 69, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

She was a native of Canton, Ill. And a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Franklin Nitterauer of Palestine; three grandchildren, a brother, W. L. Grimm of Rochester, N.Y.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 17, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Franklin David Nitterauer 2nd husband Mickey Moritz; d/o Charles Baron Grimm & Grace (Stiritz) Grimm

Emily Reyman (Davis) Butler
Dec 20, 1906 - Jun 17, 1975

Mrs. Butler

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. J. Elmer Butler Jr., resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at her residence.

Rev. James Sigler will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Leesville, La., had lived in Corsicana 52 years, and was a member of the Episcopal Church.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana; a son, Dr. James E. Butler of Houston; five grandchildren and other relatives.

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Doris Evelyn (Fritz) Gibson
Oct 18, 1926 - Aug 3, 1975

Mrs. Gibson

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Evelyn Fritz Gibson, 48, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday.

Rev. David Hale and Rev. Sonny Fritz will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Ellis county, resident of Corsicana since 1950 and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Louise Gibson of Mexia; four brothers, Clayton Fritz of Armona, Calif., Ray Fritz of Lancaster, Aubra Fritz and W. R. Fritz both of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. D. H. Andrews of Corsicana, Mrs. Irene Purser of Hale Center, and Mrs. J. D. Moon of Chickasha, Okla. and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Gertrude (Sparkman) Sparkman
Jul 13, 1895 - Mar 30, 1975

Mrs. Sparkman

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview for Mrs. Gertrude Sparkman, 79, resident of Longview who died Sunday in Longview.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Michael C. Macey will officiate.

She was a native of Corsicana and resident here since 1947.

Survivors include a brother, Homer A. Sparkman of Anadarko, Okla.; two nieces, Mrs. Hazel Craigg of Madill, Okla., and Mrs. Dewy Eastep of Longview.

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Robert Enterprise Sparkman
Aug 28, 1888 - Jan 4, 1975

R. Sparkman

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery for Robert E. Sparkman, 86, of Longview who died there over the weekend. The Rev. Michael C. Macey, pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church of Longview officiated. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Formerly of Corsicana, he had been a resident of Longview for 25 years and was a retired oil operator.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Sparkman of Longview; one brother, Pole Sparkman of Stephenville; and several nieces and nephews.

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Robert Marion Jennings, Jr.
Jun 9, 1921 - Jun 13, 1943

Navarro Soldier Reported Missing European Area

R. M. Jennings, Sr., Navarro, received a telegram Thursday from the war department advising him that his son, S-Sgt. Robert M. Jennings, Jr., was missing in action in the European area since June 13.

Sgt. Jennings was a tail gunner on a bombing plane. He volunteered for service in the air corps in July 1942 and has been overseas several months.

The telegram said "I regret to inform you that the commanding general European area reports your son, S-Sgt. Robert M. Jennings, Jr., is missing in action since June 13. Ulio, the adjutant General."

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Father Receives Son's Award At Corsicana Field

Robert M. Jennings, Sr., Navarro, father of Staff Sergeant Robert M. Jennings, Jr., missing in action received the Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster, in ceremonies at Corsicana Field, Air Activities of Texas, Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. The presentations was made by Capt. L. S. Dysinger, commanding officer of Corsicana Field. Jennings is an employee of the Texas Power & Light Company's sub-station at Navarro.

The presentation was by direction of the president.

The citation accompanying the awards pointed out the Air Medal was for"meritorious achievement of the destruction of one enemy airplane, while serving as crem-man on a bombardment mission over enemy occupied Continental Europe," while the Oak Leaf Cluster was "for exceptionally meritorious achievement while participating in five separate bomber combat missions over enemy occupied Continental Europe."

Sgt. Jennings has been missing since June 13, 1943. He was a tail gunner on a bomber and entered the army air forces in July, 1942.

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Robert Marion "Poochie" Jennings, Sr.
Feb. 12, 1900 - Oct. 29, 1965

R. M. Jennings Dies Friday, Rites Saturday

R. M. Jennings, 65, of Eureka, died in Memorial hospital Friday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gerald Williamson, area Baptist missionary, and Rev. Murphy Terry, pastor of the Mildred Baptist Church.

Native of Hill county, he had resided in Navarro county 32 years. He retired as an employe of the Texas Power and Light Company March, this year. he was a member of the Corsicana Lodge No. 174, A. F. and A. M.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka, two sons, Richard and Mike Jennings, both of Eureka; five daughters, Carol Jennings, Eureka; Mrs. Kay Smith, Waco; Mrs. Linda McNeill, Dallas; Mrs. Nell Cline, Grand Prairie, and Mrs. Lois Moore, Kaufman; five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. C. M. Foster and Mrs. C. H. Allen, both of Hillsboro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Loyd Land, Tfton Smith, Wilson Warner, Bill Bonner, Glen Castle and V. H. Bottoms.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct. 29, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Vera Elizabeth (Foster) Jennings buried in Brandon Cemetery, Bynum, Texas (Robert has a double monument there with her but is buried in Eureka) 2nd wife Erna Kathleen (Barnett) Jennings; s/o John Marion Jennings & Sarah Ann (Lambert) Jennings

James Irvin, Sr.
Oct 24, 1942 - Jul 4, 1965

James Ervin, 23, Killed By Fire Sunday Night

James Ervin, 23, negro, died in a fire which destroyed his home at 1030 South Ninth street late Sunday night shortly after he had left his father's home across the street. This was Corsicana's second fire death of the year, the first being an elderly negro man whose home on East Collin street was destroyed in a blaze several months ago.

Justice of the Peace W.H. Tipton was called to the scene and held an inquest returning a verdict of death due to suffocation.

Firemen received an alarm on the blaze at 10:27 p.m. Sunday and shortly after their arrival were told by neighbors and relatives that Ervin was believed still in the house. Flames, heat and heavy smoke prevented rescuers from getting him out until they could throw up a wall of water to push back the flames.

The fire apparently started in the kitchen, firemen said, as heaviest damage was found there. The structure consisted of four rooms.

The victim's body was found lying on his back on the floor in front of a couch. Fireman said Ervin may have dozed off and rolled off the couch when he inhaled the heavy smoke.

Police Officer Bobby Spillers and Larry Bumpers, night radio dispatcher, arrived at the scene shortly after 11 p.m. They reported Ervin's father, Cosietus, had informed Judge Tipton that his son had left his house a few minutes before on getting meet to cook hamburgers. His wife and children were away from home at the time. The coroner examined the body before it was removed to Calhoun Funeral Home and found no indication of foul play.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul. 5, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Eureka cemetery, Eureka, Navarro Co., TX
  • (death certificate says buried Eureka cemetery, Eureka, Texas) (obit says Ervin but it is Irvin) h/o Irine (Rollen) Irvin s/o Cotutlus Irvin and Myrtle (Evans) Irvin

Charlie Luel Rash
Apr 7, 1905 to Apr 2, 1965

Hold Services For Luel Rash

Funeral services for Luel Rash, 59, Mildred farmer, accidentally electrocuted Friday afternoon when he came in contact with a power line in which a cow was entangled, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Bill Nichols, pastor of the Providence Baptist church of which he was a deacon, assisted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the Hubbard Methodist church, formerly pastor of the Eureka and other Methodist churches in this area. Burial was in the
Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and two sons, Dale and Mac Rash, all of Mildred; two daughters, Mrs. Tolbert Casey, Jr., Fairfield, and Mrs. Rexie Lee Folmar, Corsicana; nine grandchildren, two brothers, Hallie Rash, Winkler, and Alton Rash, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. J. C. Howard, Navarro; Mrs. Jerome Gilliam and Mrs. Evie Switzer, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ora Roberts, Fairfield; step-mother, Mrs. Della Rash, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Luel Rash, 59, Electrocuted Near Mildred

Luel Rash, 59, of Mildred, farmer, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Friday afternoon after he came in contact with a high voltage electric wire on his farm. He was a native of Eureka.
Howard Pitts, deputy sheriff, said that he was discovered by his wife after she saw smoke rising from the accident site and apparently Rash was attempting to aid a cow that had come in contact with the electricity and was killed.
Artificial respiration and other efforts to revive the victim were carri3ed out for more than an hour. He was brought to the hospital in a Griffin ambulance.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Nichols, pastor of the Providence Baptist Church, of which Rash was a deacon, assisted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the Hubbard Methodist church, formerly the pastor of Methodist churches of  at Eureka and Wesley (Corsicana).
Surviving are his wife of Mildred; two sons, Dale and Max Rash, both of Mildred, two daughters, Mrs. Tolbart Casey, Jr.  Fairfield, and Mrs. Rexie Lee Folmer, Corsicana; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Hallie Rash, Winkler and Alton Rash, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. J. C. Howard, Navarro; Mrs. Jerome Gilliam and Mrs. Evie Switzer, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ora Roberts, Fairfield; step-mother, Mrs. Delta Rash, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers.


James Dola Estes
Jul 11, 1906 - Dec 21, 1963

J. D. Estes Dies Sunday; Rites Held Monday

J. D. Estes, 59, of 422 South Thirteenth street, died Sunday in Memorial hospital. He resided in Eureka before moving to Corsicana five years ago.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the
Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Nichols and Rev. Gene Tone, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, James Estes, Waco; Wayne Estes, Corsicana and Oris Estis, Euless; a daughter, Mrs. J. L. McKinney, Dallas; two brothers, Lloyd Estes, Ranger, and G. W. Estes, Trinidad; 13 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Buck Frame, Don Chandler, Floyd Land, Esco McCann, Alton McCann, Mark Morgan, B. B. Rash, Buck Hodge and V. F. Bell.

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Handy Davis
(abt 1908 - 1965)

Handy Davis Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Handy Davis who died earlier this week near Dawson will be held from the Hopewell Baptist church at Dawson Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. C. H. Gerald of Dallas will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ammie Williams, Hubbard; parents, a brother, John Lee Harris, Dallas, and other relatives.

He was a veteran of WWII.

Members of Pride Lodge No. 134, Dawson, will be pallbearers.

Calhoun directs.

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Jack Shepard
Dec 18, 1883 - Nov 22, 1965

One Dead, 3 Hurt, Highway 31 Crash

One woman was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital and three others are in serious condition following an automobile accident about 1:40 p.m. Friday a short distance east of the Corsicana Grader and Machine Company on Highway 31 in west Corsicana.

Mrs. Zelma Garner Turner, 75, of Dawson was pronounced dead on arrival in a Griffin ambulance.

Janie Sheppard, Dawson, and Dosser Farrow, both Dawson negroes, were brought in by Griffin ambulance, and Jack Sheppard, Dawson negro, was brought to the hospital in a Corley ambulance.

Details of the crash, including the number of vehicles, involved were not available at press hour.

City police and Deputy Sheriff Pitts immediately instituted an investigation.

W. H. Tipton, justice of the peace, conducted a coroner's investigation immediately following the accident, but said he would not return a verdict until he had talked with investigating officers relative to incidents leading up to the mishap and other details that he did not have immediately.

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3 Fatalities In 24 Hours

A Fort Worth man, James Douglas Smith, 31, became Navarro county's ninth fatality of the year early Saturday in a one-car mishap near Mildred in which his negro passenger was injured. Both were construction workers. Smith's death was the third traffic fatality in less than 24 hours.

Worst Record
The trio of fatal mishaps was the worst record of highway deaths in the county in a number of years.

As the seventh, eighth and ninth traffic deaths of the year were recorded for the county, a major accident Friday afternoon claimed the life of a Dawson woman, Mrs. Zelma Garner Turner, 75, on West Highway 31 near Corsicana Grader and Machinery company, as the fourth in-town Corsicana fatality for 1965.

The rash of tragedies began Friday at 5:45 a.m. when John Charles Sutton, 21, Streetman, was killed instantly when his 1965 Dodge collided with a Burlington and Rock Island Lines freight train at the Camp Wanica (Farm Road 667) road crossing in heavy fog.

Highway Patrolman Bob Parrish, who investigated the latest fatality, reported the Ft. Worth men were traveling north on Highway 287 four miles south of Corsicana when Smith's 1959 Ford pickup left the road, hit a culvert, and continued down hill overturning several times into the Lee Brashear pasture.

Early Saturday
Both Smith and his passenger Hubert Grays, 36, negro, were thrown through a mesquite tree approximately 100 feet from where the demolished vehicle came to rest. It traveled an estimated 550 feet after leaving the highway. The accident occurred at 12:55 a.m. Saturday.

A Griffin ambulance brought both victims to Memorial Hospital where Smith was pronounced dead on arrival. The body was at Griffin pending arrangements Saturday. Both men were employed by In-Place Lining company in Fort Worth.

Grays was listed at Memorial Hospital in fair condition with head injuries.

Smith's was the county'ninth traffic death of the year; Mrs. Turner was the year's eight accident fatality, and Sutton was the seventh county death of 1965.

Memorial Hospital Saturday listed as critical the condition of Jack Shepard, over 80, Dawson, who with his wife, Jannie 76, and Dorsey Fair, 40, also of Dawson, were passengers in Mrs. Turner's car.

Shepard suffered a puncture wound of the forehead and fracture of the left leg above the knee. His wife suffered compound fractures of the left leg, broken left arm and dislocated left shoulder and large hematomas on the back of the head and over the right eye. She was in fair condition Saturday. Fair was reported in fair condition with a fractured left arm and lacerations of the scalp and forehead.

City Police officers E. O. Patrick, Bobby Spillers and Ted Warren investigated the accident, assisted by Deputy Sheriff H. H. Pitts and members of the Highway Patrol.

Attempts To Pass
Police said their investigation showed that Mrs. Turner was traveling west and was attempting to pass a 1964 International tank truck hauling liquid lime driven by Larry Leverett of Hutto. A car whose driver was unidentified was approaching with a gasoline tank truck behind it driven by C. W. Wacte of Malakoff, headed east. Police related Mrs. Turner swerved sharpley left to the east bound lane, and the oncoming car swung off the road to the right avoiding a collision, when Mrs. Turner's car veered back to the right colliding with the lime tank truck, with the impact throwing her 1957 Chevrolet into the left side of the oncoming gasoline tank truck hitting it at the rear of the truck-tractor.

Leverett swerved his truck off the right shoulder coming to rest against a pasture fence. The gasoline tanker, also a 1964 International, stopped on the right shoulder of the road. Damage was estimated at $400 to the gasoline tanker; minor damage to the lime truck.

Corsicana firemen stood by the mishap scene for several hours until another tanker truck could arrive to take on the load of gas as the tanker was ruptured in the accident and its contents were leaking onto the ground creating a fire hazard.

Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton returned a verdict of accidental death in Mrs. Turner's fatal mishap.

The body of Mrs. Turner was transferred to Eubanks Funeral Home in Dawson Friday.

Services Sunday
Funeral services for her will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dawson Methodist church. The Rev. Samuel E. Mohundro will officiate with the Rev. Roy Davis of Corsicana assisting. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Mrs. Turner was secretary of the Dawson Methodist church for 17 years, and had a perfect attendance record of 10 years standing at the church.

She is survived by one son, William Clay Turner of Dawson, and a granddaughter, Jill Turner, also of Dawson.

Funeral services for Sutton were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman. The Rev. Charles Davenport officiated. Burial was in Cade cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and a son, John Sutton were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman. the Rev. Charles Davenport officiated. Burial was in Cade cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and a son, John David; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Elmore, all of Streetman; a brother, David Sutton, Dallas; a sister, Carla Sue Elmore, Streetman; a grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Morgan, Streetman, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Massey, Butch James, Billy Coker, Harold Massey, Wesley Graves and Billy Joe Graves.

Griffin of Corsicana conducted the service.

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Second Victim Traffic Mishap Dies Monday

Jack Shepard, 81, Dawson negro, died in Memorial hospital at an early hour Monday morning of injuries suffered Friday afternoon in an automobile-truck mishap on State Highway 31 in West Corsicana.

He is the second victim of the crash to die - the fifth of the year in Corsicana, Mrs. Zelma Garner Turner, 75, of Dawson was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital in a Griffin ambulance and later her body was transferred to Eubank Funeral Home in Dawson.

Shepard was one of the three negroes who had been brought to Corsicana by Mrs. Garner for medical attention. The other two were also hospitalized by their conditions are not regarded as critical.

Dorsey Fair, 45, and Jannie Sheppard, 76, were the others hospitalized as a result of this accident.

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Chloe Elizabeth Kuhn
Aug 21, 1996 - Aug 27, 2021

Chlo� Elizabeth Kuhn was born August 21, 1996 in Athens, TX. She passed away August 27, 2021 in Hurst, Tx.
To honor her young, incredible life, we will be hosting a Celebration of Life Service in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 2 p.m. Please feel free to share memories and condolences at www.corleyfuneralhome.com.

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Chlo� Elizabeth Kuhn was born August 21, 1996 in Athens, TX. She passed away August 27, 2021 in Hurst, Tx.
Chlo� leaves behind her father Michael Kuhn, stepmother Jane Kuhn and her beloved sister Emily, all of Corsicana. She is also survived by her mother Jennifer and stepdad Kevin Kuhn of Brownsboro. Surviving grandparents are Dyce Curington Gunn and John Gunn of Tool, and grandmother Rebecca Gray of Brownsboro as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceeded in death by grandparents Carolyn Jo Rhodes Kuhn and Nathan Willet Kuhn, Uncle Phillip Rey Kuhn, grandparents Reta and Clarence "Butch" Tompkins, grandfather Charles Earl Gray and Aunt Amanda Joye Gray.
Chlo� was a 2015 graduate of Corsicana High School. She attended Tarrant County College where she was majoring in education. Inspired by her younger sister Emily, it was her desire to become a Special Education teacher and help those with special needs.
Chlo� was a very creative person. She was a gifted artist with many amazing drawings. This was a talent she hid from others. She loved to read, with Nora Roberts being a contemporary writer she admired. However, her favorite author was Shakespeare, often becoming immersed in his writings. She was a creative writer herself and considered English as a major, but her desire to help others like Emily overshadowed her love of writing.
She was a Christian and often attended church with her grandmother Carolyn. While Chlo� was notoriously strong-willed, she had a soft inner being that she often kept hidden away. Her love of music, art, and writing revealed her creative side. Her love of animals, especially elephants, and her desire to see them treated humanely revealed her love of nature. And then there was the undeniable love for her family that kept their bond strong in spite of life's struggles. Her strong will kept her from ever giving up on Tomorrow. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed by Family and Friends.
To honor her young, incredible life, we will be hosting a Celebration of Life Service in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley's Funeral Home on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm.
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Thomas Edward "Eddie" Jones
Dec 27, 1901 - Dec 12, 1965

Eddie Jones Of Dayton Dies

T. E. (Eddie) Jones, 63, formerly of Corsicana, died at his residence in Dayton Sunday night.

Graveside rites will be conducted at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday at 2 p.m. He was a Methodist.

Jones was an employe of the general Crude Company and moved to Dayton from Corsicana in 1938.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Jones, Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. Wanda J. Danelly, Dayton; a granddaughter; three brothers, R. A. Jones, Corsicana; R. N. Jones, Spearman and Alvin Jones, Rice.

Corley will direct.

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Myrtle Clara (Lane) Jones
Dec 19, 1906 - Aug 6, 1977

Mrs. Jones

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Myrtle Jones, 76, of Dallas and former resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Dallas. Corley Funeral Home will handle local arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Wanda J. Dannelly of Dallas; one granddaughter, Miss Melissa Lane Dannelly of Dallas; and one brothers-in-law, Alvin Jones of Tupelo.

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Lue Genie (Polk) Beale
Sep 9, 1888 - Nov 9, 1965

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Beale

Final rites for Mrs. Lue Jenie Beale, 77, native of Freestone county, who died in Dallas Tuesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Doyle Summerall, Dallas Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband Robert Henry Beale, Dallas; two sons, Allen Beale, Sudan, and Radford Beale, DeSoto; two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Tedder, DeSoto, and Miss Nellie Beale, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Curtis Williams, Johnny Sloan, Ralph Bell, Mack Roman, Doil Coley and Meigh Owens.

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Iula Ann (Armstrong) Grubbs-Jones
Oct 26, 1869 - Feb 2, 1965

Friday Rites for Iula Armstrong Jones, 95, who died earlier in the week in Corpus Christi, were held at Oakwood Cemetery here Friday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jim Gayle, Calvary Baptist pastor, conducted the rites.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. E. J. Kilgore, Corpus Christi, and a granddaughter.

Mrs. Jones resided in Waco until about a year ago when she went to Corpus Christi.

Corley handled local arrangements.

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Roy L. Sullivan
Aug 10, 1915 - Aug 5, 1965

R. Sullivan Rites Saturday

Graveside rites will be conducted for Roy Sullivan of Tyler Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Sullivan, who was supervisor for Deep Rock Service Stations, died Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lloyd and James Funeral Home in Tyler.

Sullivan is survived by his wife and two daughters, Miss Margaret Sullivan of Tyler and Mrs. Linda Phillips of Boston, Mass.

Local pallbearers will be Odell Green, George Green, Delbert Dillard, Don Dillard, J. T. Cavender, Bobby Roberts, Manuel Allison and Tommy Kelly.

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Ada Mae (Priddy) Johnston-Whitworth
Mar 30, 1900 - Jun 29, 1965

Mrs. Whitworth Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Q. Whitworth, 65, of 605 East Ninth avenue, died Tuesday morning.

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

She had resided here for many years.

Surviving are her husband, Q. Whitworth, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Steve Straube, Los Angeles, Calif.; a son, J. F. Johnston, Dallas; two grandchildren, and two brothers, F. B. Priddy, Mabank, and D. H. Priddy, Ennis, and other relatives.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Williams, pastor of Northside Assembly of God Church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 29, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Floyd Johnston 2nd husband Quitman Fendell Whitworth; d/o William Robert Priddy buried in Chatfield cemetery & Dessie Minnie (Price) Priddy buried in Old Bethel Cemetery, Phalba, TX

Wiley Cleveland
Oct 6, 1876 - Jul 31, 1965

Retired Farmer Rites Tuesday

DAWSON, Aug. 2, (Spl) - Wiley Cleveland, 88, retired farmer and carpenter, died Saturday in the Park Plaza Nursing home in Hubbard.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church here with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Worley of Robinson, former pastor here, and Rev. Samuel Mohundro, pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson, two sons, J. L. Cleveland, Hubbard, and J. B. Cleveland, Dawson; four daughters, Mrs. Artie Rivers, Athens; Mrs. Jewel Little, Dawson; Mrs. Nora Williams, Brownwood, and Mrs. Faye Townsend, Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Grover Cleveland, Waco, and Lee Cleveland, Dallas, and other relatives.

Eubanks will direct.

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Dan Wilton Mitcham
May 24, 1937 - Jul 8, 1965

Dawson Native Victim Montana Traffic Mishap

DAWSON, July 9 (Spl) - Dan Wilton Mitcham, 28, assistant to the Dean of Men, Northern Montana College, Harve, Montana, native of Dawson, was fatally injured in a one-car accident Thursday at Browning, Montana. The mishap is reported to have occurred during a wind and rainstorm.

The body is being returned here where funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor, and Rev. W. O. Estes, former pastor of the local church.

A graduate of Dawson High School and Sam Houston State Teachers College, Huntsville, Mitcham had been with Northern Montana for two years.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Mitcham, Dawson; a brother, Donald Edwin Mitcham, Caldwell; grandmother, Mrs. R. E. Spence, Purdon and other relatives.

Eubanks will direct.

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Ambrous Richard Parrish
Mar 16, 1880 - Feb 9, 1965

A. R. Parrish Services Held

DAWSON, Feb. 10, (Spl) - Ambrous R. Parrish, 84, died in the Hilliard-Bryan Home in Corsicana Tuesday.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor.

A native of Mississippi, he resided in Waco for several years but had spent most of his life here.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Etta Elrod and Mrs. Oley McAlister, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Emily Polley, Irving; two sons, Robert and Nealy Parrish, both of Dawson; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a brother, H. H. Parrish, Dawson and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb. 10, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Hassie Mariah (Slater) Parrish married Jul 1, 1902; s/o Henry Peeler Parish & Mary Margaret Augustus (Gilmer) Parrish

Alvin Princess Parrish
Jan 24, 1912 - Mar 4, 1977

Alvin Parrish

HUBBARD - Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eubanks Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard for Alvin Parrish, 65, resident of Dawson, who died Friday in Dawson. Burial will be at Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Italy Parrish of Dawson; a son, Royce Glen Parrish of Lubbock; a daughter, Doris Lambeth of Dallas; a step son, Toten of Frost, three step-daughters, Mrs. Nelda Warren of Kerens, Mrs. Maxine Conger of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mary Ann Slater of Dawson; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Cates and Mrs. Letha Mae Bones, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Ottie Parrish of Corsicana, Harvey Parrish of Purdon, and Houston Parrish of Waco.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Mar. 6, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Katherine (Wesson) Parrish-Chrisner 2nd wife Italy Lena (Lewis) Toten-Parrish; s/o Homer Horace Parrish & Surlina Pearl (Slater) Parrish

Ernest Ephram Davis
Oct 29, 1921 - May 21, 2014
 
ERNEST EPHRAM DAVIS, 92, PASSED AWAY INTO THE ARMS OF GOD ON MARCH 21, 2014 IN ARLINGTON, TX. ERNEST WAS BORN OCTOBER 29, 1921 IN ENNIS, TEXAS, THE SON OF MIGRANT FARMERS, SARAH ETTA GUY DAVIS AND LEWIS EPHRAM DAVIS. ERNEST WAS A MIGRANT FARM WORKER tTILL HE ENTERED THE US ARMY FROM 1942 UNTIL 1946, ATTAINED THE RANK OF SERGEANT, FOUGHT IN WORLD WAR II IN THE PHILLIPINES, AS A SNIPER 96TH INFANTRY DEADEYE DIVISION, AWARDED TWO BRONZE STARS FOR ACTS OF BRAVERY ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, ASIATIC PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL, WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL, AND AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL.HE BEGAN WORKING FOR DALLAS ISD AS HEAD CUSTODIAN AND WORKED FOR 38 YEARS, RETIRING IN 1984. HE WAS AWARDED A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP MEDALTO THE PARENT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS FOR HIS DEDICATION TO HIS SCHOOLS, THE FACUTLY, AND SCHOOLCHILDREN. hE WAS A MEMBER OF BOWLES MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH IN GRAND PRAIRIE IN1952 SERVING IN ANY CAPACITY NEEDED. PALLBEARERS; GRANDSONS, KEVIN D. AND CHAD D. JORDAN, JOHN PATRICK, TIMOTHY SHAUN, JEREMY DANIEL, AND BRIAN TODD DAVIS, AND TRAVIS SCOTT WINTER.HONORARY PALLBEARERS, GRANDDAUGHTERS, LEISL ANN DAVIS GILCHREST AND HEATHER RENEE WINTER KENNEDY, GRANDDAUGHTER IN LAW, MICHELLE ANN JORDAN, BEST FRIENDS, DICK ALEXANDER AND STEVE SMITH. ERNEST WILL BE BURIED WITH MILITARY HONORS FOR HIS DEDICATION TO OUR COUNTRY.THE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO SAY A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE STAFF AT MCA HOSPITAL OF ARLINGTON, TEXAS, SEVERAL STAFF MEMBERS AND PATIENTS AT ARBROOK PLAZA NURSING HOME IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS , AND TO THE STAFF AT BEAN � MASSEY � BURGE FUNERAL HOME OF GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS.

Graveside Service
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:00am

Southland Memorial Park
1100 SW 3rd St.
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

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William Eugene Davis
May 9, 1919 - Mar 16, 2010

Davis,, William Eugene born 5-9-19 in Ellis County, TX and passed away 3-16-10 in Dallas, TX. Entered 25th Infantry in 1942. Served basic training in Camp Roberts, CA. Engaged in the Pacific Theater in Guadal Canal, Phillipines, and other Pacific Islands. Wounded near Luzon in the Phillipines and recieved the Purple Heart. Also awarded three Bronze Battle Stars. After the war he went to work for Continenral Trailways and later Greyhound for a total of 40 years. Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Singleton Davis in 1993. Survived by son Donald Lee Davis, grandaughter Amie Buentello and husband Robert and their daughter Chasity. Also survived by grandaughter Diana Marie Verdi and husband Tommy, and their children Melanie and Andrew. Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Thursday, 3-18-10, at the funeral home. Services will be 11AM, Friday, 3-19-10 at Grove Hill Memorial Park.

Notes:

  • The Dallas Morning News, Friday, March 18, 2010
  • Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
  • h/o Mildred Ellen (Singleton) Davis; s/o Lewis Ephraim Davis & Sarah Etta (Guy) Davis
  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography

George Dewey Davis
Feb 10, 1911 - Mar 1, 1978

G. D. Davis
TRINIDAD - Services for George Dewey Davis, 67, of Trinidad are set for 11 a.m. Saturday in Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Terrell with the Rev. Norwood E. Hoyt officiating.
Burial will be in Daufman Cemetery under direction of Barker-Hilliard Funeral Home in Canton.
Mr. Davis died Wednesday in a Dallas hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Whitney, retired custodian for Hill Country Junior College and a three-year Trinidad resident.
He was a member of a Pentecostal church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bernice Elizabeth Davis of Trinidad; two daughters Mrs. Glenda Howell and Mrs Elizabeth Crocker, both of Terrell; one sister Mrs. Donna Lee Garner of Alvarado; two brothers, Homer Davis of Murchison and Alvis Davis of Elektra; and three grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Tyler Morning Telegraphy, Tyler, TX - Mar 3, 1978
  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • Kaufman Cemetery, Kaufman, Kaufman Co., TX
  • h/o Bernice Elizabeth (Parker) Davis; s/o David Columbus Davis & Martha Hepziah (Brush) Davis

Wanda Sue (Foster) Humbert
Apr 19, 1941 - Sep 2, 2022
 
Wanda Sue Humbert, 81 of Corsicana TX passed away on September 2nd, 2022. Surrounded by her loved ones at Methodist Charlton Medical Center.
Visitation will be at 6:00-8:00 on Friday September 9, 2022 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Sunday September 11, 2022 at Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana Texas. Officiating the graveside service will be Jerry Johnson of Community Chapel Church. Arrangements are by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Wanda Sue Humbert was born in Dawson TX, to Volney Edward Foster and Georgia Mary Foster on April 19th, 1941. She went to school in Hubbard Texas.

She married J.B Humbert Jr on June 29, 1962 in Hillsboro Texas. She was involved in Square Dance Club and Red Hat Society. Back in her early days Wanda loved to travel. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and sharing her love for god. The last few years she enjoyed her time shopping and talking to her family and friends.

Wanda Sue Humbert is preceded in death by Volney Edward Foster and Georgia Mary Foster.

Wanda Sue Humbert is survived by her husband J.B Humbert Jr of 60 years. Children Rex Carson, Rebecca Faltys, and Rita Bruton. Siblings Josie Barrow, Bobbi Jo Sykes, John Foster, and Margret Hawkins. Grandchildren Ashley Faltys, Sara Carson, Arik Faltys, Matthew Bruton, Hailey Carson and Kendall Bruton; as well as many great grandchildren.
Honorary Pallbearers Randy Barrow, Jerry Sykes, Arik Faltys, Matthew Bruton, Scott Faltys and Danny Thomas.
(Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home)

Notes:

  • d/o Volney Edward Foster & Mary (Nowlin) Foster

Herman Emory Rhoads
May 22, 1918 - Nov 9, 1999

Herman Emory Rhoads, 81, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Dr. James Finley, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Rhoads was born May 22, 1918 in Kosse. He had lived in Corsicana for 73 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Rhoads is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie Frost Rhoads of Corsicana; children, Joyce Gaines of Richardson and Johnny and Janice Dixon of Frisco; grandchildren, Michael and Kristen Dixon of Frisco and Cheryl and Bailey Deeds of Germany; great-grandchildren, Caleb Dixon of Frisco and Nicholas and Kayla Deeds of Germany.


Gladys Aline (Smotherman) Austin-Burkhalter0Houston
Mar 14, 1911 - Nov 5, 1989

Gladys Houston
Realtor
FORT WORTH - Gladys Houston, a realtor, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital. She was 78.
Graveside service will be at noon Friday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Lucas Funeral Home on Sylvania is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Houston was born in Emhouse, Navarro County, and lived in Fort Worth for more than 30 years.
She was a member and past Noble Grand of the Loyalty Rebekah Lodge N'ba 166 and was active with the senior citizens.
Survivors: Daughter, Ann Houston Luke of Arlington; and two grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Fort Worth Star Telegram, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX
  • w/o Hollis Lee Austin, Erwin Bernard Burkhalter, Thomas Lee Houston; d/o William Boyd Smotherman & Edith Rebecca (Lockhart) Melear

Minnie Ellen (Purifoy) Ellett
Feb 17, 1926 - Dec 10, 2007

Graveside services for Ellen P. Ellett, 81, of Tyler, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at Cathedral in the Pines with Rev. Marty Dunbar officiating. Burial is under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home. She passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at the Hospice of East Texas with her children by her side.

Mrs. Ellett was born to the late Russell Albritton Purifoy and Nora Boyd Purifoy on Feb. 17, 1926, in Corsicana. She was a homemaker, a member of the Noonday Baptist Church, a member and past president of Green Acres Garden Club, DAR, and the East Texas Quilters Guild. She has lived in Tyler for 47 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James N. "Sonny" Ellett; a brother, Russell Purifoy Jr.; a sister, Helen Purifoy; and a grandson, Wayne Kesecker.

She is survived by her son, James N. Ellett Jr. of Mountain View, Calif.; daughters, Sue Green of Tyler, and Claire Leifer and husband Leonard of Tyler; grandchildren, Ty Green and wife Jordan of Shreveport, La., Lori Leifer of Shreveport, La., Cody Leifer of Tyler, Libby Leifer Ferguson and husband Michael of Fayetteville, Ark.; sister, Jeanette Skelton of Calendar Lake; numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, 75701; Alzheimer's Alliance of Northeast Texas Inc., 211 Winchester, Tyler, 75703, or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, 75701.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home..

Notes:

  • Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Dec. 12, 2007
  • Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co., TX
  • w/o James Newton Ellett; d/o Russell Albritton Purifoy & Nora Etta (Boyd) Purifoy

Elieum Henry Doss
Dec 27, 1937 - Jan 10, 2023

Elieum Henry Doss passed away on January 10, 2023 in Sulphur Spring, Texas. He was born on December 27, 1937 to Melvin Doss and Sheila (Byrd) Daniel in Corsicana, Texas. Graveside services will be on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

  • s/o William Melvin Doss (1919 - 1982) & Sheila (Byrd) Doss-Daniel (1918 - 1999) Hamilton Beeman Cem

Harry Drain
Nov 12, 1920 - May 20, 1994

Harry Drain, 73, of Corsicana, died May 20, 1994, at her residence. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the Black Hills Cemetery, with Rev. Paul Ficzeri officiating. Services are under the direction of Griffen-Roughton Funeral Home. Survivors include one son, Joe Drain of League City; two daughters, Georgeann Meyer of Cedar Creek Lake and Amber Drain of Corsicana; three brothers, Aubrey Drain, of Navarro Mills, R. M. Drain of Corsicana, and Calvin Drain of Emhouse; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be members of the Navarro County Sheriff's Department.


Robert Clay Harwell, Sr.
Jul 3, 1914 - Jun 21, 1992

Robert C. Harwell Sr. - FORT WORTH - Robert Clay Harwell Sr., a retired bell Helicopter Employee, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital. He was 77.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at West Berry Church of Christ, where he was a member. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Shannon TCU Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Harwell was born in Columbia, Tenn, and lived in Forth Worth since 1947.
Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Maggie King Harwell of Fort Worth; son, Robert C. Harwell, Jr. of Fort Worth; brother, James D. Harwell of Odessa; and three grandchildren.

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Daisy Bernice (Tomlin) Horn
Aug 31, 1917 - Aug 1, 2019

Daisy Beatrice Horn of Sweeny, Texas peacefully went home to the Lord surrounded by family on August 1, 2019, at the age of 101.

Daisy was born in Corsicana, Texas on August 31, 1917, and grew up in Navarro County where she met and married her husband in 1937. They eventually settled in Sweeny, Texas in 1943, where they raised their family.

Daisy, affectionately called �Memaw� by so many, worked as Church Secretary at First Baptist Church Sweeny for 11 years, and went on to retire from Texas New Mexico Power in 1982. Daisy faithfully served her community for over 30 years as a Pink Lady Volunteer at Sweeny Community Hospital, and served the Lord for 65 years as a devoted Sunday School teacher and choir member at FBC Sweeny. Memaw enjoyed traveling, especially to the Holy Land, working crossword puzzles, mowing and working in her yard until the age of 90, being surrounded by her family and friends, and her nightly bowl of Blue Bell ice cream.

Daisy is preceded in death by husband, James Elliot �Bully� Horn; parents, Isom and Mary Tomlin; siblings, Curtis �Buddy� Tomlin, Bessie Whitten, Ray Tomlin, Hugh Tomlin, Jack Tomlin, Lois Stroder, Minnie Saunders, Berniece Horn and their respective spouses, as well as numerous beloved family members and friends.

She is survived by daughters, Brenda Biron and husband, Yale, of Canyon Lake, Texas, and Terri Drake and husband, Mark, of Canyon Lake, Texas; grandchildren, Greg Drake and wife, Lori, of Austin, Texas, Michael Biron of Canyon Lake, Texas, Stefanie van de Bruinhorst and husband, Michael, of Fulshear, Texas, and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Colton, Drake, Hayden, Ava and Everleigh; and by her best friend of over 65 years, Ernelle Orr.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Sweeny on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with viewing beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Sweeny Cemetery in Sweeny, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Sweeny - Missions. The family would like to extend our deep appreciation to the loving staff of Gruene Senior Living, and our sincere thanks to those who cared for her at Resolute Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas.

Baker Funeral Homeds

Notes:

  • Sweeny Cemetery, Sweeny, Brazoria Co., TX
  • w/o James Elliott Horn; d/o Isham David Tomlin & Mary Tennie (Duncan) Tomlin

Altus Manuel Horn
May 15, 1915 - Nov 5, 2004

ALTUS HORN
Mr. Altus Manuel Horn, 89, of Hubbard died Friday, November 5, 2004, at a Hillsboro hospital. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2004, at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard. Burial was at Cottonwood Cemetery between Hubbard and Penelope.

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Dan Lee Hopwood, Sr.
Apr 13, 1925 - May 1, 1985

Funeral services for Dan Lee Hopwood, 60 of Athens were held 2 p.m. Saturday May 4 at the Foster & Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. C.O. Jackson Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Athens City Cemetery.

Mr. Hopwood died May 1 at an Athens hospital after a sudden illness.

He was born April 13, 1925 in Texas and had been an Athens resident the past 20 years, formerly residing in Maysville Ky,

He owned and operated the Hopwood Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Co.

He was a baptist and a member of the Veterans Of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Pat, his mother Alice of Athens, three sons Dan Lee Hopwood Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nelson and Doug Both of Mysville Ky, two stepsons Jerry McCarty of Athens and Thomas Kendall of Athens, two brothers David of Corpus Christi, and Skeeter of Dallas, five sisters Margaret Odom and Dorothy Loper both of Athens and Nancy Garrett, Janille Griffin and Mattie Dell Jones all of Corsicana and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kemper Gleason, J. C. Lindley, Bob Hawkins, Jay Gregg, Delbert Lewis, Larry Fletcher and Jack Milson.

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James Teddy Horn
May 30, 1925 - Mar 30, 2012

 
James T. Horn ,86, passed away March 30, 2012 in Moore, OK. He was born May 30, 1925 to Sallie Motley Horn and E.M. Horn in Hubbard, TX.

A WWII veteran, James loved to spend time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Billie Jo Horn; sons James Michael Horn and wife Glenda, Mark Randall Horn and wife Teresa; daughter Rhonda G. Atkins and husband William; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.

James is preceded in death by his mother and father, sister Pauline; brothers Mason, Manual and James C.

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Lou Alice (Scales) Finch-Moore
Oct 13, 1874 - Feb 3, 1963

Alice Moore Dies In Austin

Alice Moore died in Austin Sunday.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery here.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 4, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Obit says buried in Oakwood, death certificate says buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Tx. d/o Julius Alfred Scales and Sara Eliza (Caldwell) Scales 1st husband James Hayden Finch buried in Oakwood cemetery 2nd husband unknown Moore

Carroll Buckner Ard
Feb. 3, 1911 - Feb. 4, 1963

Carroll B. Ard Rites Tuesday

Carroll B. Ard, 52, died in Houston Sunday.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery here with McCammon in charge.

Surviving are his father, W. E. Ard, and five sisters, Mrs. Arthur Byargon, Mrs. T. S. Wood, Mrs. J. W. Carter, Mrs. Nell Knapp and Mrs. Jack Grigsby, all of Houston, and other relatives.

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Thomas Arthur Stephenson
Oct 27, 1886 - Mar 9, 1963

War Veteran Buried Sunday

R. T. Stephenson, 76, retired oil well driller, veteran of World War I, died in the VA Hospital at Lisbon (Dallas) Saturday. He resided at the Duncanville Road in Dallas and formerly lived at Rice.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery here. Rev. R. Pat Smith conducted the rites.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. J. R. Bowden and Mrs. J. S. Parker, both of Rice; Mrs. Vera McGinnis, Lubbodk, and Mrs. Ida Banks, Savoy, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 11, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Faye E. (Maggard) Tinkle-Stephenson; s/o John Cunningham Stephenson & Tymoxsena (Dyer) Stephenson buried in Bazette cemetery

Hoyt Jerome Stephenson
Apr 15, 1908 - Jul 4, 1975

H. J. Stephenson

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for H. J. Stephenson, 68, who died Saturday at 11:15 p.m. at his residence after a short illness.

Rev. Harold Lansford officiated and burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a retired relay operator for Mobil Pipeline. He had worked with Magnolia for a number of years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. H. J. Stephenson of Corsicana; three daughters, Geraldine Owen of Corsicana, Mrs. Brooks Wheeler of Farmers Branch, and Mrs. Allen Green of Carrollton; four grandchildren, five brothers, Merle Stephenson of Atwood, Okla., Olen Stephenson of Wewoka, Okla., Haskell Stephenson, of Levelland and Wayne and Herbert Stephenson of Ada, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred King of Stillwater, Okla., Mrs. Joyce Davis of Holdenville, Okla., and Mrs. Allene Bowers of Norman, Okla.

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Alvie Floyd Shelton
Mar 6, 1897 - Apr 26, 1963

Alvie Shelton Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Alvie Shelton, 66, of 24-! Northwest Apartments, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. E. Davis. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Orville Shelton, Farmers Branch; a daughter, Mrs. James L. Carroll, Palestine; four grandchildren, two brothers, John Shelton, Oklahoma, and Joe Shelton, Murchison, and a sister, Mrs. John Alvis, Arizona.

Pallbearers will be L. C. Clark, T. O. Hand, Lloyd Baldwin, L. L. Sloan, J. D. Wright and Arlie Pillow.

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Mary Belle "Mabel" (Barton) Shelton
Dec 14, 1906 � Mar 11, 1979

MRS. SHELTON

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Belle (Mable) Shelton, 72, resident of Palestine and formerly of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Palestine. The Revs. W. E. Shifflet and Hershel Bearden officiated. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 14, 1906 in East Texas. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barton. She had lived in Palestine since 1967. Her husband, Floyd, preceded her in death in 1963.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers were J. D. Wright, Victor Lane, Dale Sparks, Cecil West, A. W. Pearson and J. L. Parkman.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi- Weekly Light, Thurs., Mar 22, 1979
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Alvie Floyd Shelton; d/o Thomas Green Barton & Mary Ida (Lewis) McGlaun-Barton

Henry Fletcher Clements
Mar 16, 1879 - Apr 26, 1963

Henry Clements Rites Monday

Funeral services for Henry Clements, 84, retired Magnolia employe, who died at Paulyne's Convalescent Home Friday afternoon were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church of which he was a member.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ella Mae Bradford, Lawton, Okla.; a niece and five nephews.

Pallbearers were Fred Kessinger, Jr.; Paul Robinson, G. A. Gilmore, Quinton Gathright, Ish Erwin, W. L. Lynch and Hoyt Moore.

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Mary Louise (Pugh) Clements
Feb 20, 1903 - Dec 25, 1977

Mrs. Clements

Services are to be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Louise Pugh Clements, 74, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Officiating will be Rev. Eugene Wood, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a retired tax assessor-collector for Navarro County.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert Jackson of Blooming Grove; a son, John C. Clements of Kilgore; four grandchildren; a brother, Billy R. Pugh of Houston; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Novak of Dallas.

Notes:

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Mrs. Clements

Nephews were pallbearers for Mrs. Louise Pugh Clements services held at 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Durward Dee Stegall
Aug 21, 1914 - Jun 30, 2009

Services for Durward Dee Stegall, 94, of Canton, TX, are scheduled for 11:00 AM Tuesday July 7, 2009 at Eubank Chapel with Rev. Randy Crudgington officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

Burial will be in Haven of Memories, Canton, TX.

He passed away June 30, 2009 in Grand Saline, TX.

Mr. Stegall was born August 21, 1914 in Canton, TX, to Ollie Lee and Myrtle Brandley Stegall.

He was a Baptist by faith and attended Oak Grove Baptist Church in Canton. He was Past Master of Patterson Masonic Lodge #1177. He received his 32nd degree Scottish Rite Order in San Antonio, Tx. Lodge. He enjoyed out door Barbeque's, working in his great garden and he liked to work with his hands building and fixing things. He was a WWII Veteran in the U.S. Air Force also served in the Korean Conflict retiring after 30 years in the military.

Durward was preceded in death by his parents, his first Wife, Arva Lois Stegall, 2 sisters, Kathleen & Imogene & 4 brothers, Garner, Brandley, Billy & Kenneth.

Eubank Funeral Home, Canton, TX

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Billy Ray Stegall
Jan 6, 1927 - Jan 20, 2007

Billy Ray Stegall, 80, of 1055 Kimball Road in Luray, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, in Luray.

Mr. Stegall was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Mabank, Texas, and was a son of the late Ollie Lee Stegall and Myrtle Bradley Stegall.

He attended Navarro College in Texas and was a chief warrant officer for the U.S. Army for 30 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the American Legion.

On June 17, 1960, he married Mary Katherine Shenk, who survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Judy Spain of Corsicana, Texas; two stepsons, Walter Berry and Allen Berry, both of Hopewell; a brother, Derwood Stegall of Texas; a sister, Regina Fullerton of Corsicana, Texas; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

At Mr. Stegall's request, there will be no services. Burial will be at Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.

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James Richard Steele
Jan 24, 1927 - Aug 30, 2020
 
James Richard Steele, 93, of Mount Calm, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020, at his home.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 3rd, at Mount Calm Old Town Cemetery with Pastor Butch Boatright, officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 2 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

James was born on January 24, 1927, in Corsicana to Travis and Ruby (Fletcher) Steele. He was raised in the Corsicana area but had also lived in Arkansas and several other cities and towns around Texas.

James was a longtime employee of Texas Power & Light working as a lineman and crew foreman before finishing his career in the Service and Distribution Division. He had lived in Mount Calm since 1992 and attended First Baptist Church of Mount Calm.

James was a veteran of WWII having served as a Tech Sergeant in the 188th Parachute Infantry Regiment which was part of the 11th Airborne Division serving in the Pacific Theater.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Steele in 1988, and daughter-in-law, Darlene Steele in 2019.

James is survived by a son, Curtis Steele of Mount Calm; daughter, Gwendolyn White of Boise, Idaho; five grandchildren, Curtis �Bubba� Steele and wife, Candy of Mount Calm, James �Pooh� Steele and wife, Nikki of Mount Calm, Kimberly Beach and fiance', Frank Nesbitt of Boise, Idaho, Corby Chatham and wife, Jill of Frisco and Everett Chatham and wife, Brandi of Pearland; 17 great-grandchildren, Mac Grant, Lake Grant, Timber Steele, Dylan Mack, Charlee Mack, Avery Steele, and Harper Steele, all of Mount Calm, Michael Garloch and wife, Shelby of Boise, Idaho, Morgan Hernandez and husband, Victor of Oak Harbor, Washington, Victoria Beach, and Ashley Beach, both of Boise, Idaho, Ford Chatham, Sam Chatham, and Cora Chatham, all of Frisco, Cole Chatham, Bailey Chatham, and John Ross, all of Pearland; one great-great-grandchild, Nathaniel Hernandez of Oak Harbor, Washington, and several other extended family members.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to James' former wife, Marie Steele, for taking care of him in his final days.

Pallbearers will be Bubba Steele, Pooh Steele, Corby Chatham, Everett Chatham, Brandon Childre, and Cole Chatham.

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Donald Edward Staggs
Mar 12, 1928 - Jul 2, 1976

SWEENY - Services were held for Donald Edward Staggs, 48, of Sweeny Sunday at Old Ocean Baptist Church with the Rev. Robby Good officiating.
Staggs, a Phillips employee and 20-year resident of Sweeny was buried at Roselawn Cemetery at Van Vleck. Arrangements were by Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.
Staggs died Friday (July 2, 1976) in Houston's St. Luke's Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Delores of Sweeny; his mother, Mrs. Elsie Brown of Sweeny; one daughter, Miss Susie Staggs of Sweeny; and two sons, Richard Staggs of Sweeny and Dennis Pettigrew of Denver, Col.

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James William "Jim" Barber, Sr.
May 13, 1944 - Jan 17, 1972

Jim Barber

Services for Jim Barber, 27, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday in Corley Funeral Chapel with burial following in Resthaven Cemetery.

Barber, a native of Tulsa, Okla., lived in Grand Prairie and died Jan. 17, in Dallas.

He is survived by his widow of Grand Prairie; one son, Jimmy W. Barber, Jr., also of Grand Prairie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Barber of Corsicana; three brothers, Bill Gene Barber and Eddie Lee Barber, both of Corsicana; and Johnnie Francis Barber of Skiatook, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Johnita Curry of Lawton, Okla.; one grandmother, Mrs. Mary Greenfeather of Skiatook, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Mae Brown, also of Skiatook.

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Beatrice (O'Pry) Fields
Nov 4, 1906 - Jan 11, 1972

Mrs. Fields

Mrs. Beatrice Fields, 65, 2220 W. 7th Ave., died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Rule, Haskell County, and a Corsicana resident for a number of years.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles W. Pringle officiating, burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Fields; one son, Leroy Fields of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Mary) Kirk of Corsicana; five grandchildren; one brother, Gordon Opry of Knox City, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Herring and Mrs. Anna Laura Armstrong, both of Port Arthur; and Mrs. Gladys Lewis of Galveston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Anderson, Lee Brown, Floyd Kirk Jr., Charlie Kirk Jr., Jimmie Lorimer and W. L. Lennon.

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Roy Fields
Aug 17, 1905 - Aug 22, 1974

R. Fields

Funeral services are slated at 10:30 Saturday from the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Roy Fields who died Thursday afternoon in Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be in the Resthaven Cemetery. Other arrangements are pending at Griffin's.

He is survived by one son, LeRoy Fields of Corsicana, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary John Kirk of Venezuela; five grandchildren, three brothers, and one sister.

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R. Fields

Funeral services for Roy Fields, 69, construction worker who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Charles Pringle officiated. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

A resident of 1101 N. 22nd St., he was a native of Marshall.

Pallbearers were Leo Brown, Jimmy Lorimer, Robert Anderson, Zack Barton, Wayne Vanderslice and John Roberts.

Surviving are one son, one daughter, five grandchildren, a sister and three brothers.

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Minnie May (Ross) Keith
Jan 27, 1891 - Jul 4, 1963

Mrs. J. A. Keith Rites Saturday

Mrs. J. A. Keith, 72, native of Corbet, resident of Pursley, died Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband of Pursley; four sons, L. H. Keith, Dallas; G. R. Keith, Purdon; Tommy Joe Owen and Bobby James Owen, both of Dallas; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers, Dick Ross, Longview, and Bill Ross, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. R. F. Stone, Corsicana; Mrs. J. B. Butler, Black Hills, and Mrs. T. J. Bell, Sulphur, La.

Pallbearers will be Billy Howard Owen, Donald Ross Butler, Garvin Stone, Carl Bell, Donald Hardin, Evan Stewart, Charles Copeland and Billy Ross.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 5, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Tommy Joe Owen born 1932 and Bobby James Owen born 1938, are sons of Thomas Jefferson Owen and Lillian Rose (Ross) Owen- Lillian is Minnie's sister who died in 1940); w/o James Allen Keith married May 10, 1908 d/o James Hosea Ross & Margaret Alice (Weaver) Ross

James Allen Keith
Aug 5, 1887 - Sep 17, 1970

Keith Rites Set Saturday

Funeral services for J. A. Keith will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel, with Claude B. Holcomb officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton.

Keith, 83, had resided in Purdon for 47 years. He was a native of Franklin and a retired farmer. He died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include two sons, L. H. Keith of Dallas and Guy R. Keith of Corsicana; two foster sons, Tommy Joe Owen of Fort Worth and Bobby Owen of Wilmer, five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, R. L. Keith of Hubbard.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 18, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie May (Ross) Keith married May 10, 1908; s/o Lemuel Keith & Sarah Catherine (Walton) Keith buried in Richland Cemetery, Richland, Navarro Co., TX

Dewey Andrew Gordon
Aug 30, 1909 - Feb 7, 1975

D. A. Gordon

FORT WORTH-Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shannon Funeral Home in Fort Worth for Dewey Andrew Gordon, retired mechanic of General Dynamics who died Saturday.

Graveside services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana under the direction of Corley's Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Lois, and one son, Glen Easley, both of Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Bill Vance of Bedford; one brother, Roy Allen Gordon of Corsicana; eight sisters, Mrs. Jack Smith, Mrs. Carroll Merrill, Mrs. J. F. McCollum, Mrs. Don Wilton, and Mrs. Teyra Gerzema, all of Corsicana and Mrs. Hazel Hawker, Mrs. R. M. Kennemore, and Mrs. Bay Burch, all of Fort Worth; and six grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Feb. 9, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Velma Eunice (Jergins) Mariman-Gordon married Mar. 5, 1931 2nd wife Anna Lois (Harris) Easley-Gordon married May 28, 1964 s/o Samuel Oscar Gordon and May Sue (Hanson) Gordon

William Snead Hamilton
Nov 9, 1908 - Dec 12, 1965

Hold Services Snead Hamilton

Funeral services for Snead Hamilton, 57, who died of a heart attack at Eureka Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, minister of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Native of Palmer, Hamilton was reared here and was active in business and other circles of the area. He was a partner in the Norris-Hamilton Motors and Norris-Hamilton Finance Co. and a director of the State National Bank.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Billie June Nuesse, Venezuela, S. A.; two grandchildren, a brother, Ommer Dean Hamilton, and a sister, Mrs. C. F. Campbell, both of Beaumont, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Erwin McGraw, Vic Howell, Ed Aston, J. W. McCammon, Silas G. Fry, Duren Norris, Chester Sprinkle, and J. F. Scott. Honorary pallbearers were directors of the State National Bank.

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Floyd Nichols
May 13, 1909 - Aug 23, 1965

Floyd Nichols Expires Monday

Floyd Nichols, employe of the Western Gillette Freight Lines, Route 1, Frisco, native of Mississippi, died in Dallas Monday morning.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Nichols, Frisco; two brothers, Wyley Nichols, Austin, and Neal Nichols, Lovington, N. M.; six sisters, Mrs. Amy Little, Mrs. Lennie Williams and Mrs. Mary Rash, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Vera Jarvis, Houston; Mrs. Bea Bowles, Rochester, N. Y., and Mrs. Maggie Foster, Bay City, Mich.; seven children, Mrs. Jo Ann Hawkins, Dallas; Gary Floyd, Wanda, Peggy, Thomas Earl, Vernon Paul and Kathy Nichols all of Frisco; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services were incomplete at press time at Griffin Funeral Home, but burial will be in
Hamilton cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 28, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth Jane (Selman) Nichols married Mar 10, 1941; s/o John Thomas Nichols & Nannie Bell (Easterling) Nichols

Icel Mae (McDonald) Ramsey
May 1, 1906 - Jul 28, 1965

Hold Services Mrs. Ramsey

Graveside rites for Mrs. Clifford Ramsey 59, of Aspermont, who died Wednesday in a Haskell hospital, were held Friday at 3 p.m. at Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

An earlier service was held at the Bell-Seale Chapel in Snyder Thursday.

Mrs. Ramsey resided in Corsicana from 1925 to 1931.

Surviving are her husband of Aspermont, a son, Clifford Ramsey, Jr., Alice; two grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Jim Murphy and Mrs. Addie Bullar, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Eula Clifton and Mrs. S. J. Carney, both of Mt. Enterprise; Mrs. Ethel Griffin, Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Edna Phillips, Houston.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Mervyn Stephyn Ramsey
Nov 18, 1935 - Jun 3, 2018
 
Mervyn Stephyn Ramsey, 82 of Axtell, passed away June 3, 2018, in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Funeral Service: 10:00 AM Friday, June 8. 2018 at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Interment will follow at
Hamilton Beeman cemetery in Corsicana.

Visitation: 9:00 AM Friday, June 8, 2018, prior to the service.

Mervyn Stephyn Ramsey was born on November 18th, 1935 to Mervyn Lee and Edna Pauline Menasco Ramsey in Nacogdoches, Texas. As the eldest of four children, Stephyn grew up in Austin with his brother Paul, and sisters Lois and Ruth. Steve attended McCallum High School, and graduated in 1956. He married Winola June Ramsey on December 21st, 1959.

The young couple lived in Austin, where they welcomed their first two sons, Stephyn Wayne and Kenneth Mark. Steve and June continued their tradition of calling them by their middle names. The family moved to Duncanville in the early 1960's, but returned to Austin where their son John Scott was born. He had the only distinction of going by both names.

As young boys, Steve's sons reveled in riding bicycles that their father had custom-built for them. He taught his boys his skills, and they all enjoyed riding unique creations of their own making. His creative skills moved to woodworking, and his family appreciated many of his creations. Most of Steve's grandchildren and great-grandchildren slept in a baby crib lovingly built by their grandfather.

Steve continued his family legacy of service to his state and country. He proudly shared the history of his grandfather, Homer Ramsey, who was one of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, and Mervyn Lee Ramsey, who served as a Representative for Panola County in the Texas Legislature from 1942 to 1945. Mervyn's photograph, along with Steve's, and his siblings' still hangs in the Texas Capitol today.

Steve's service to his country began in Fort Polk, Louisiana, where he served as a Military Police Officer in the 49th Armored division of the United States Army. The Berlin Crisis occurred during Steve's service at Fort Polk.

After his tour of duty, he joined the Army Reserves of the Texas National Guard. He served his country and his beloved Texas from Camp Mabry in Austin, as both a Chief Warrant Officer of the army, and a civilian working for the National Guard Technician Program. Steve retired from his civilian post in 1992, and his Warrant Officer duties in 1995.

In 1990, Steve began his life with his second wife, Frances. Along with Frances, he gained two step-children, Cindy Cantu, and Chris Dunlap and four grandchildren. Upon his retirement Steve and Frances moved to their home in Axtell, Texas.

Retirement brought Steve the opportunity to enjoy his hobbies. Steve enjoyed building furniture and decorative items for his home and loved ones. He and Frances hosted many domino and card games with friends and family at their home. His little dogs kept him very busy, and enjoyed being spoiled by his home-cooked chicken.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, sister Lois, and son Wayne. He is survived by his wife Frances, Brother Paul Ramsey, sister Ruth Thompson, sons Mark and John Ramsey, daughters-in law Pam, Brenda and Michelle Ramsey, stepdaughter Cindy Cantu, stepson Chris Dunlap and grandchildren Linda McCreight, Aaron Ramsey, Sarah Montoya, Anna Rattan, Christina Watkins, Brittany Mohrman, Megan, Trae, and Brooke Ramsey, Contessa Cerda, Melinda Monfort, Amber Dunlap, and Chris Dunlap, Jr., and eighteen great-grandchildren. He is dearly loved by all.

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Ole Dorton Ronning, Sr.
Sep 13, 1889 - Nov 18, 1965

Services For O. D. Ronning Held Saturday

Graveside services for O. D. Ronning, 75, retired machinist, who died in Beaumont Thursday, will be held at
Hamilton cemetery Saturday at 4 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. An earlier service was held in Beaumont.

Ronning, a former employe of the Oil City Iron Works, had been residing in Beaumont about 15 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kate Ronning, Beaumont; four sons, Garland, Richard and Birtis Ronning, all of Beaumont, and O. D. Ronning, Jr., Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Beale, Corsicana; Mrs. C. M. Mazzare, Hugo, Okla.; and Mrs. Z. A. Ratliff, Silsby, Okla.; a brother, J. O. Ronning, Hubbard; a sister, Mrs. Martha Peterson, Chicago, and other relatives.

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Kate Amerilas (Bowers) Ronning
Jun 20, 1893 - Dec 2, 1972

Mrs. Ronning

Graveside services were to be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the
Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana for Mrs. Kate Ronning, resident of Beaumont and former resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday in a Beaumont Hospital. She was the wife of the late Ole Ronning.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday in Beaumont.

She is survived by seven children including a daughter, Mrs. Curtis Beale and a nephew, J. A. Blackman, both of Corsicana.

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John Thomas Leyendecker, Jr.
Sep 18, 1887 - Jun 13, 1965

Leyendecker Services Held Here Monday

John T. Leyendecker, 77, retired farmer, 1118 West Eleventh avenue, died in Memorial hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Griffin Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the
Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer S. Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which he was a member, assisted by Rev. M. M. Loftis, pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, John T. and Earl William Leyendecker, both of Corsicana, and Lewis Edwin Leyendecker, Vidor; five daughters, Mrs. Olivia Mills, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Ola May Sykes, Corsicana; Mrs. Anna Lou Kemp, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Myrtle Fay Clemons, Pursley, and Mrs. Ella Marie Maxwell, Corpus Christi; 22 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Willie Leyendecker, Thrall and Jessie Leyendecker, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Virgil Tidwell, Hobert Marshall, Bryan McDonald, Whitt Stewart, Calvin Ganze and Curtis Clemons.

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Annie Mae (Bouchillon) Leyendecker
Sep 26, 1894 - Jan 13, 1971

Leyendecker Rites Friday

Mrs. Annis Mae Leyendecker, 76, died Wednesday in the Evergreen Nursing Home. She was a native of Chatfield and had been a resident of Corsicana 12 years.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Revs. J. L. Glaze and Mickey Loftis. Interment will be in
Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons; John Leyendecker of Corsicana, Lewis Leyendecker of Starks, La., and Earl Leyendecker of Selby, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. Bill Mills of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. J. D. Sykes of Corsicana, Mrs. W. O. Kemp of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Wendell Clemons of Pursley, and Mrs. R. B. Maxwell of Corsicana; 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 13, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Thomas Leyendecker, Jr. married Dec 21, 1916; d/o Robert Newton Bouchillon & Frances Monroe (Davison) Bouchillon

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Leyendecker Rites

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Annie May Leyendecker, 76, who died Wednesday. Officiating were the Rev. J. L. Glaze and the Rev. Mickey Loftis. Burial was in the
Hamilton Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Hudine Sykes, Hoyt Priddy, Maurice Mahoney, Sam Moore, Joe Hill and Dennis E. Leyendecker.

Surviving are three sons, five daughters, 22 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.

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Emmett Whitman McAfee, Sr.
Oct 29, 1929 - Oct 29, 1988

The patrol said Emmett W. McAfee, 59, of Siloam Springs, Ark., was killed early Saturday when he was pinned under his van about nine miles west of Watts on a county road in Adair County.
The patrol said McAfee apparently was standing beside the van with the driver's door open when the van began rolling. Troopers said McAfee apparently reached inside to grab the wheel, the van turned up an embankment and over-turned onto him.

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Melba Jean (Stutts) Loving
Aug 20, 1928 - Oct 6, 2022

 

Funeral services for Melba Fuller-Loving, 94, of Lindale, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2022, at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery under the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens, Texas.

Mrs. Fuller-Loving passed away on October 6, 2022, in Tyler.

Melba Jean (Stutts) Fuller-Loving was born August 20, 1928, in Kerens, the daughter of Thomas Allen Stutts and Nettie (Autry) Stutts. She was a life-long member of the Assemblies of God denomination and a devoted homemaker. Melba enjoyed cooking and reading and loved to garden flowers and vegetables. Most important to her was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all those that knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Fuller, son James Allen Fuller, and numerous brothers and sisters.

Survivors include husband, George Loving of Lindale; children, Mike Fuller and wife Betty of Chandler, Tom Fuller of Arp, Doug Fuller of Palestine, Pat Fuller and wife Mary Jane of Brownsboro, Susan Fuller-Banks of Tyler; siblings, Travis Stutts of Corsicana, Delbert Stutts of Athens, Ann Gilbert of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, Judy Hughs of Dallas; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 2-3:00 p.m., at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Fuller, Patrick Fuller, Ryan Brown, Curt Fuller, John Fuller and Jeff Fuller.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.

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  • w/o James H. Fuller; d/o Thomas Allen Stutts & Nettie (Autry) Stutts
  • Kerens Cemetery, Kerens Navarro Co., TX

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