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Billy Edward "Bill" Sullivan
Mar 16, 1927 - Dec 24, 2011

Billy Edward "Bill" Sullivan, 84, of Forest Glade passed away December 24, 2011 in Mexia, Texas. Funeral services will be 10AM, Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Glade Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bill was born March 16, 1927 in Corsicana, Texas to William E. and Mosie Ella Boyte Sullivan. He was a farmer, cattle rancher and business owner. He and his son, Jerry, have been owners of Sullivan Pipeline Maintenance for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Bill loved spending time with his family and friends. He had a witty sense of humor, never met a stranger and enjoyed life to its fullest.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Ronald Zachary Saling; five brothers; and six sisters.

Bill is survived by his wife, Vicki; daughter, Donna Spencer and husband, Robert; son, Jerry Sullivan and wife, Vicki; step-children, Michael Guthrie and wife, Ann, Casey Ramirez and husband, Danny, Clinton Guthrie, Julie Wheeler and husband, Jerry and Erin Mohlke and husband, Jeremy; grandchildren, Brick Sullivan and wife, Alyssa, Justin Sullivan and wife, Heather, Dee Klosterman and husband, Dave; step-grandchildren, Garrett, Marley, and Ella Ramirez, Samantha, Madison and Taylor Mohlke, Rowdy, Shot, J.R. and Colton Guthrie and Caysin Wheeler; three great-grandchildren, Zachary Klosterman, Chance and Emili Sullivan; and sister, Doris Ward.

Pallbearers will be Fred Robinson, Donald Barger, Paul Barger, Sam LeNoir, Billy Hamilton and Larry Don Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Jackson, Jon Phillips, Homer Copley and Louie Kennedy.


  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • h/o Vicki Sullivan; s/o William Edward Sullivan & Mosie Ella (Boyte) Sullivan
  • Forest Glade Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone Co., TX

Maedean (Clarkston) Davis
Feb 25, 1924 - Sep 26, 2014

DAVIS, Maedean Davis, born February 25, 1924, devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother, went home to be with The Lord on Friday September 26, 2014. Mrs. Davis was a devout Christian and will be missed by anyone who ever knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Dubart Davis and eldest son Anthony Dubart Davis; and is survived by son Kim Lewis Davis and daughter Tina Marie Cotton and son in law Dr. Will Cotton. She is also survived by 6 grand children, 8 great grand children, and 3 great great grand children. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 on Sunday Oct. 5 at St. Barnabas United Methodist Church located at 5011 W Pleasant Ridge Rd. in Arlington, TX. 76016.


  • The Dallas Morning News
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Warren Dubart Davis married Dec 30, 1939; d/o Robert Edgar Clarkston & Mary D. (Ellis) Clarkston
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

Richard Neil Gay
Jul 11, 1925 - Sep 21, 1964

Hold Services for R. Neil Gay, 30, who died in Odessa Monday, were held from St. John�s Episcopal church Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The services were conducted by Rev. David Watt, rector. An earlier service was held in Odessa.

Gay was a native of Roane and was reared in Corsicana. He was manager at the Rexall Chemical and Drug Company quality control department. The family resided at 8116 Dumont drive, Odessa.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gwendolyn Gay; two daughters, Margaret and Barbara and five sons, Richard, Gary, Gene, Craig and Gordon Gay, all of Odessa; mother, Mrs. Margaret Gay, Midland; four sisters, Mrs. R. L. Grubb and Mrs. C. H. Madsen, both of Midland; Mrs. Martin Thurston, Corsicana, and Mrs. Paul Hertanstein, Casper, Wyo.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roscoe Renfrow, Jr.; Joe McAfee, Robert Paschal, Harry Green, Bob Hutchins and Billy Butler.

McCammon directed.


Lee Ellar (Chapman) Grace
Aug 12, 1894 - Aug 18, 1965

Rites Thursday For Mrs. Grace

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday for Mrs. Joe W. Grace, 71, of Corsicana, who died in a Hubbard rest home Wednesday morning.

Rites were held from the Corley Chapel and burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, conducted.

Mrs. Grace, a native of Cotton Gin, is survived by two sons, Tomy Grace, Wortham, and Homer Grace, Fairfield; two daughters, Mrs. Effie Tisdale, Houston, and TIldy Miller, Purdon; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Raymond Grace, Hubert Libhart, Bubba Ridge, Benny Libhart, Gilbert Sutherlin and Bobby Smith.


Wayne Davis Maggard, Sr.
Oct 19, 1920 - Jan 15, 1964

Hold Services Wayne Maggard

Funeral services for Wayne D. Maggard, 43, cattle buyer, 1525 West Sixth avenue, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Maggard, a native of Emhouse, died in the Lisbon (Dallas) VA hospital Wednesday night following an extended illness. He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Wayne D. Maggard, Jr., and mother, Mrs. Rose Maggard, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Garvis Ray, Artesia, N.M., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Preston Inman, Clyde Franklin, Joseph Pearson, Haskell Gray, Kenneth McCallum, John Lee McAfee, John Spencer and Alton Eddins.


Nannie (Frazier) Bragg
Apr 1, 1889 - Jan 10, 1964

Rites Sunday For Mrs. Bragg

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Bragg, 74, of Roane, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. William Campbell, pastor of the Roane Baptist church and Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Bragg was a life-long resident of the Roane community.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Bragg, Roane; a daughter, Mrs. W. E. Davis, Corsicana; a grandson, William N. Davis, USAF, Istanbul, Turkey; two great-grandchildren, two brothers, G. M. and A. V. Frazier, both of Roane; four sisters, Mrs. R. A. Jones, Corsicana; Mrs. H. R. Fluker, Roane, Mrs. H. B. Bentley, Plainview, and Mrs. W. L. Jones, Luling; and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.


John Wiley Bragg
Nov 29, 1882 - Jan 23, 1964

Hold Services For J. W. Bragg

Funeral services for J. W. Bragg, 81, of Roane, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Rev. William Campbell, pastor of the Roane Baptist church, and Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of First Baptist church.

Bragg died in Memorial hospital Thursday morning. Hies wife died Jan. 10.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. E. Davis, Corsicana; a grandson, Wm. N. Davis, U. S. A. F., Istanbul, Turkey; two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lucy Jennings, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clark Butler, Curry Butler, Lester Harrell, Raymond Holley, Herman Roberts and Chestine Frazier.


Andrew J Vernon "Cotton" Davis
Dec 29, 1908 - May 7, 1966

Sunday Rites Cotton Davis

Funeral services for Andrew V. (Cotton) Davis, 57, Purdon, who died in Dallas Saturday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Purdon.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Charles Kottenbrook, pastor. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Letha Farmer Davis, Purdon; a son, Jackie D. Davis, Pasadena; a daughter, Carolyn Farmer, Corsicana; six grandchildren, mother, Mrs. Sarah Davis, Cayuga; a sister, Mrs. Kelen Kirk, Cayuga; two brothers, Guy Davis, Houston, and Harold Davis, Purdon, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leamon Phillips, Albert Mosley, Ellis Owen, Clarence Putman, Wilburn Ivie and C. E. Thomas, Jr.

Corley directed.


Lucretia C. (Whitener) Boyd
Jun 9, 1892 - Nov 21, 1970

Boyd Rites Held Today

Mrs. Lou C. Boyd, 78, native of Dawson and a former Corsicana resident died Saturday in Hearne where she had lived in recent years.

Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She is survived by four sons, Dr. Elvin M. Boyd of Hearne; C. Gene Boyd of Corsicana; Odies F. Boyd of U. S. Army, and V. E. Boyd of San Antonio; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Milton Aalen, Dr. H. C. Guynes, Harold Fincher, Howard Raney, Leland Baer and Dean B. Milkes.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 23, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Carroll Eugene Boyd, Sr. married Nov 5, 1913; d/o Alfred David "Dave" Whitener & Hester Safronia (Meeker) Whitener

Gladys Uvalte Boyd, Miss
Oct 24, 1917 - Sep 17, 1970

Boyd Rites Set Saturday

Miss Gladys Boyd, 52, Waxahachie legal secretary who formerly resided here, died Thursday in Hearne. She was a native of Strawn, Texas and a member of the First Baptist Church of Waxahachie.

She was formerly employed by the Dawson & Dawson law firm here.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Sam Tulloch, pastor of First Baptist Church in Waxahachie, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Drew Gillen, Harold Fincher, Leighton Dawson, Matt Dawson, Floyd Clark and Leroy Crocker.

She is survived by four brothers, C. Gene Boyd of Corsicana; Dr. Elvin M. Boyd of Hearne; V. E. Boyd of San Antonio and Odeis Boyd of the U. S. Army; and several nieces and nephews.


Leslie Dupree O'Sullivan
Mar 13, 1904 - Sep 22, 1964

Saturday Rites L. D. O'Sullivan

Graveside services for Leslie Dupree O'Sullivan, 60, who died in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park here Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. An initial service was held in Kansas City Friday. An initial service was held in Kansas City Friday.

Surviving are his wife of Kansas City, the former Opal Faye Wright of Corsicana; a son, Leslie Patrick O'Sullivan, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; mother Mrs. Ida Mae O'Sullivan, Inman, S. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Doris Paris and Mrs. Boris Puitdo, both of Inman, S.C.; three brothers, P. G. O'Sullivan, Inman, S. C.; Ted E. O'Sullivan, Kansas City, and Eston E. O'Sullivan, High Point, N.C.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Wright, Corsicana, and other relatives.


Aurben Burnett Elmore
Jun 13, 1915 - Jan 6, 1964

Aurben Elmore Found Dead At Home Monday

Aurben B. Elmore, 48, 2416 Gorman avenue, employe of the Texas Miller Products company, was found dead in his garage Monday about 9:30 p.m. by members of his family.

Howe French, justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict of death from "natural causes." He had been subject to a heart ailment, it was stated.

Judge French said that Elmore had some eggs in his pocket when found. Members of the family were of the opinion that he had gone to a relatives home. Telephoning the relative, a search was then instituted for him after it was learned. Judge French said, that Elmore had not visited as believed. He apparently was stricken, Judge French said, as he approached his auto in the garage. He had been dead for some time when discovered.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Northside Baptist church with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gene Mills, pastor of the church.

Elmore was born in Corsicana June 13, 1915.

He was a deacon of the Northside Baptist church and vice president of the Corsicana Baptist Association of Brotherhood and formerly was president of the association brotherhood.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Bayless and John Elmore of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jarrell B. Griffin, Axtell; two grandchildren, mother, Mrs. A. A. Elmore, Corsicana; two brothers, Boyd Elmore, Grand Prairie, and Clarence Elmore, Houston; and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers. Deacons of Northside Baptist church will be honorary pallbearers.

Corley will direct.


Wendy Renea Elmore
B&D Aug 8, 1964

Elmore Infant Rites Sunday

Graveside rites for Wendy Renea Elmore, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bayless Elmore, who died in Memorial hospital Saturday, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park. Rev. Jarrell Griffin of Whitney conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Elmore, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell, Barry.


Hazel Lucile (Perkinson) Pugh
Dec. 11, 1912 - Oct. 23, 1970

Pugh Rites Set Monday

Mrs. John Pugh, 57, a resident of Corsicana, died Oct. 23 in Wayne, N.J.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. John�s Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. The Rev. Dennis Smart will officiate.

She is survived by two sons; Jon Pugh III and Jack Pugh, both of Ramsey, N.J.; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Montgomery of Corsican; one brothers Doyle Perkinson of Kilgore; and four grandchildren.

Memorial may be made to the Episcopal Clergy House.

Pallbearers will include Doyle Perkinson, Don Kerr, Jack Neal, Jr., Charles Pugh, Robert Lynn Pugh and Billy Ray Pugh.


George Clifford Boyd
Jun 20, 1892 - May 20, 1965

Sunday Rites For G. C. Boyd

Funeral services for G. C. Boyd, 72, retired carpenter, 1103 Elmwood, who died in Memorial hospital Saturday following a heart attack, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon chapel.

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

Mrs. Boyd died in 1964.

Surviving are a brother, Tom Boyd, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Haney, George Chappell, H. D. Beauchamp, H. C. Conant, L. C. Clark and Lee Welch.


Vanna Green (Manning) Boyd
Mar 6, 1892 - Feb 10, 1964

Hold Services Mrs. G. C. Boyd

Funeral services for Mrs. Vanna M. Boyd, 71, wife of G. C. Boyd 1103 Elmwood, who died in Memorial hospital Monday, were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three brothers, Max and Rex Manning, both of Bardwell and Bryan Manning, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. J. J. Burk, Corsicana; Mrs. Boyd Marsh, Dallas, and Mrs. J. E. Miller, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. C. Clark, George Chappell, Collin Green, Preston Norwood, Thelbert Percival, George Robinson, Hoyt Blackman and C. N. Tramel.


Minnie Pearl (Coggin) Armour
Sep 18, 1918 - Nov 5, 1990

Minnie Pearl Armour
Container Corp. employee

FORT WORTH - Minnie Pearl Armour, a retired Container Corporation of America employee, died Monday at a Fort Worth nursing home. She was 72.
Funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Armour was born in Frost and had lived in Fort Worth since 1954. She had been an employee of Container Corporation of America since 1954 and retired in 1983.
Survivors: Son, Charles Edward Armour III of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Elizabeth Anne Paske of Watauga; two brothers, Warren Coggin of Corus Christ and J.W. Coggin of Fort Worth; sister, Doris True love of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.


  • Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
  • w/o Charles Edward Armour; d/o Guie Durell Coggin & Annie Mae (Shults) Coggin
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Frances Viola "Vi" (Howard) Huse
Aug 8, 1934 - May 16, 2015

Frances Huse, 80, passed away May 16, 2015. She was born August 8, 1934 in Fleahop, Elmore County, Alabama during the Great Depression.
Preceded in death by her parents, Gaston Howard and Frances Leola Brooks Howard, her sister, Annie Lee Howard Wright and her son, Thomas William Huse in 1985.
Survived by her husband of 62 years Melvin Huse, her older son, Jerry Huse and her grand children, sister, May Bell Watson and brother, Charles Howard and many other family members.
Graveside services will be held at Salem Lutheran Cemetery near Malone, Texas May 19, 2015. A memorial service will follow May 20, 2014 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Plano.


  • d/o Gaston Strickland Howard & Frances Leola (Brooks) Howard

Joe Larry Byrd, Col.
Dec. 18, 1935 - June 19, 2023
USAF (Ret) - Strategic Air Command
Colonel Joe Larry Byrd, USAF (Ret) went to be with our Lord and Savior on June 19, 2023. We know he is there celebrating with his mama, daddy, sister, brother-in-law, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Larry, as he was known to anyone who knew him at all, was born in Waco, TX on December 18, 1935 to Joe Baily Byrd and Josephine Barron Byrd. He grew up on a farm near Mart, TX. He graduated from Mart High School in 1954. He headed to Texas A&M University, Class of '58, and graduated with a degree in Geology. He met his beloved wife, Vida Bess Brown, on a blind date set up by Vida's Baylor roommate, and Larry's cousin, shortly after graduation.
Larry headed into his career as a pilot in the United Sates Air Force immediately following their wedding in 1959. He served in the Strategic Air Command as a B-52 pilot and had an illustrious career. He was stationed all over the world which included an assignment in Vietnam during the war. He received his MS in Counseling and Guidance in 1972 from Troy State University. Years later, while serving in a command position, he found out that there was a search for a Professor of Aerospace Studies, which was also the Vice Commandant of the Corps of Cadets, at Texas A&M University. This seemed like a dream assignment, so he threw his hat into the ring, thinking it was a longshot. He was given the assignment and it turned out that he was right - this truly was his dream assignment! Where else are you required to attend every TAMU football game as part of your job? Larry absolutely loved his time serving at TAMU, teaching young men and women what it takes to be an officer in the USAF. This was his last assignment in the Air Force, and he retired, completely fulfilled, in 1988. He returned to his rancher roots when he bought a cattle ranch in Emhouse in 1991. He ranched that until he fully retired in about 2015.
Through all his success, Larry was an extremely humble and honorable man. He loved God, family and this country and would have laid down his life for any of them. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He earned his classification of marksman in both pistol and rifle at a young age and maintained it until he was well into his 70s.
No matter where the Air Force took him, Larry made sure to find a church home for him and his family. He taught Sunday School in several churches and was ordained as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, AL. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana from 1991 until his death.
Larry is preceded in death by his father, mother, sister Lynn DeOrnellas and brother-in-law Howard DeOrnellas.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Vida Bess Brown Byrd, son David Byrd (Marie) of Leavenworth, KS, daughter Laura MacGregor (Douglas) of Corsicana, TX, three grandchildren Katy Byrd, Mark Byrd, and MacKenna MacGregor, niece Kathy Pliss and nephew Kevin DeOrnellas, as well as many cousins.
Funeral services for Larry, will be held at 3:30 PM Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Corley Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Reeves officiating. Interment will be held at 11:15 AM Monday, July 10, 2023 at the DFW National Cemetery.


James Newton "Jim" Carver
Jun 12, 1947 - Jul 23, 2023
James Newton "Jim" Carver, age 76, died on Sunday, July 23, 2023, at his residence in Hertford, NC. Born in Corsicana, TX on June 12, 1947, to the late William Franklin Carver and Carrie Dean "Deenie" Blackwell Carver, he was the husband of Diane Spivey Carver.

Jim's professional journey was marked by dedication and hard work. He proudly served in the US Army before starting a long and prosperous career in the manufactured housing business. He contributed his skills and expertise to renowned companies such as Conner Mobile Homes, Oakwood Homes, and Clayton Homes for four decades. Jim retired after an impressive forty-year tenure in the industry.

In addition to his professional achievements, Jim found the greatest joy in his beloved family. He was married to his devoted wife, Diane Spivey Carver, for an admirable fifty-four years. Together, they built a life filled with love, understanding, and shared experiences. Jim will forever be remembered as a loving and supportive husband.

Besides his wife, Jim leaves behind two sons, Chris Carver (Karin) of Elizabeth City, NC, and Kevin Carver (Nicole) of Camden, NC; and his three cherished grandchildren, Hannah Lynn Carver (fianc�, Landon Gregory) and Austin Carver (girlfriend, Hannah Harris), all of Hertford, NC, and Peyton Carver of Camden, NC. They brought him immense happiness throughout his life. His brother, Don Carver (Scharla) of Wells, TX, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins will also cherish their fond memories of Jim. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Michelle McDaniels Carver, and sisters, Jerelyn Carver and Dianne Carver Gerron.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Rev. Greg Biggs officiating. Jim's service will be live streamed. Please visit his obituary page at to view the live stream. The family will receive friends and relatives in the lobby immediately following the service. Burial, with military honors, will take place at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, VA 23434.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the SPCA of Northeastern NC, 102 Enterprise Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is assisting the Carver Family. Condolences and memories may be shared at


Noble Festus Patterson, Sr.
Dec 5, 1889 - Dec 29, 1969

N. F. Patterson Dies Wednesday

Funeral services for Noble F. Patterson, Sr., who died Wednesday in Fort Worth, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Riverside Church of Christ in Fort Worth. Graveside rites will be held at 3 p.m. at the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of Fort Worth, one son, Noble Patterson, Jr., of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; two brothers, Claude Patterson of Corsicana and P. V. Patterson of Waco.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 174 of Corsicana and the graveside rites will be directed by Masons.

Masons will be pallbearers.


Clarinda Ann (Poston) Harrison
Mar 28, 1882 - Jan 16, 1964

Mrs. Harrison Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Harrison, 81, 3025 Emhouse Road, who died Thursday night in Memorial Hospital, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by B. G. Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church, and Rev. Fuller of Navarro. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery at Navarro.

Surviving are two sons, Howard Harrison, Navarro, and Tobert Harrison, Pasadena; two daughters, Mrs. Tennie Statler, Ada, Okla., and Mrs. Alvin McCarter, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Dannie Troublefield, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Nora Jordan, Hico, and Mrs. Lizzie Townley, Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Orville Capehart, Luell Rash, Charles McCarter, Jr., Jim McCarter, Loyd Land and Earl Bonner.


Zora Eilene (Taylor) Harrison
Mar 7, 1917 - Jan 14, 2015

Funeral services for Zora Eliene Taylor Harrison, age 97, of Frankston, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday January 17, 2015 at Autry Funeral Home, Frankston with Rev. Gary Dollarhide officiating. Interment will be at Poynor Cemetery in Poynor.

Mrs. Harrison passed away Thursday, January 14, 2015 in Frankston.

She was born March 7, 1917 in the Myrtle Springs Community to Wallace and Marie Taylor.

She married Tolbert Harrison in 1938. They lived in Houston and Pasadena for 29 years. During this time they moved to Navarro. While living there Mr. Harrison passed away in 1980. Eliene moved to Murchison and later to Malvern, Ark., before moving back to Frankston in 1997.
Eliene was baptized at age eleven and became a member of Poynor Baptist Church. She joined Lake Side Baptist Church in 1989. During her stay in Pasadena she taught Sunday school at Richey St. Baptist Church, and also gave devotionals there.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tolbert Harrison; daughter, Waple Louise Posey; her parents: Wallace and Marie Taylor; brothers, W.J. Taylor, Jenson Taylor, Bob Taylor and Wallace Taylor, Jr.

Survivors include among many nieces and nephews; Marla Garber, Barbara Tucker and Claudia Taylor of whom all live in the Frankston, Poynor, Brownsboro Chandler and Ft Gibson, Ok. areas.

Pallbearers will be Dan Taylor, Bobby Taylor, Preston Gamble, Robert Garber, Michael Garber and James Garber.
Honorary Pallbearers are; Frank Tucker, Doug Garber and James McCauley.

Visitation will begin on Friday, January 16, 2015 with family receiving friends from 6-8p.m. at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.


  • Autry Funeral Home, Frankston, Tx
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Tolbert Harrison; d/o Wallace Otto Taylor & Marie Elizabeth (Erwin) Taylor

Charlie Holden McCarter
Mar 28, 1889 - Mar 11, 1964

Hold Services C. H. McCarter

Funeral services for Charles H. McCarter, 74, of Navarro, who died in Memorial hospital Wednesday, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Hopewell cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. M. Evans, and Rev. L. B. Fowler, Baptist ministers.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vernon McCarter, Navarro; two sons, Charles Vernon and William Archie McCarter, both of Dallas; three grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Pannie Gaillard and Mrs. Ella Swanson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Molly Dockery and Mrs. Julia Stalter, both of Navarro, and other relatives.

Veteran of World War I, he served wight Company D. 359th infantry Battalion.

Pallbearers were Jack Bressie, Clint Fouty, H. B. Fouty, Howard Collier, V. H. Bottoms, Afton Smith, Sammy Marsh and Keith Farmer.


Ray Hayes Smith
Aug 21, 1906 - Oct 1, 1964

Rites Saturday For Ray Smith

Funeral services for Ray Smith, 58, Navarro rancher, who died at his home Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. L. B. Fowler, Baptist minister. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery.

Native of Marquez, Smith had resided in Navarro 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of Navarro, two sisters, Mrs. Gussie Ferrell, Dallas, and Mrs. T. O. Westbrook, Monahans; two nephews, R. M. and Al Smith, Dallas; a niece, Mrs. Jeanette Whitefield, Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marvin White, Clint Fouty, Vincent Bottoms, Allan Middlebrooks, Lendon Lewis and Walter Lewis.


James McRae "Jim" DuBose
Jun 4, 1870 - Mar 5, 1964

Hold Services Jim M. DuBose

Funeral services for Jim M. DuBose, 93, retired merchant and postmaster at Corbet, who died in Memorial hospital early Thursday morning, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, and grandson, Rev. Weeks DuBose, Jr. Baptist minister of Alvin. Burial was in the Marshall Cemetery.

Native of Alabama, DuBose had resided in the Corbet community for 63 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Weeks DuBose, Sr., both of Corbet; two grandsons, Rev. DuBose, Alvin and Lynn DuBose, Lawton, Okla.; a great-grandson, Todd McRae DuBose, Alvin, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Bittner, Curtis Williams, Vernon Loveless, Jimmy Easterwood, A. L. Weeks and George Robinson.


Maggie (Weeks) DuBose
Jun 23, 1878 - Jun 15, 1971


Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Weeks DuBose, 92, of Corbet were to be at 4 p.m. today in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Mr. J. Leathel Roberts and Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate with burial in the Marshall Cemetery.

Mrs. DuBose died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

A native of Navarro County, she was born on June 23, 1879. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Hallie Moore and Mrs. Hettye Bayless, both of Corsicana; one brother, A. L. Weeks of Corsicana; two grandsons, Lynn DuBose of Lawton, Okla., and Weeks DuBose, Jr., of Fla.; four great grandchildren and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Weeks DuBose of Rosebud.

Pallbearers will be Lynn DuBose, Hoyt Moore, Curtis Williams, Buck Copeland, W. N. Stone, J. E. Stone, Harvey Rogers, and Newton Roman.

Honorary pallbearers will be her neighbors in Corbet.





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