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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.

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  • 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 J. (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.

Notes:

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Notes:

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Notes:

  • 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.

Notes:

  • 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.

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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 www.TwifordFH.com 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 www.TwifordFH.com.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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

DuBose

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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Hugh Francis McDonald
Jan 13, 1912 - Apr 28, 2006

Born in the small farming community of Drane, Texas, west of Corsicana, he spent the first 18 years of his life on the family's cotton farm. He attended Corsicana High School where he was Valedictorian of his class of 1930 and excelled on the school's championship basketball team. After attending business school he worked for the Sherwin Williams Paint Company for 23 years. He served in various capacities in five different cities before settling in Houston. In 1953, he opened McDonald Paint Company as a distributor and dealer for Martin Senour Paints for Houston and South Texas. McDonald Paint Company continues to do business at it's original location on Bissonnet today and is one of the oldest Martin Senour dealers under one ownership in the country. He took pride and enjoyment in giving special personal service to his customers. He was a member of First United Methodist Church since 1963. He loved and was devoted to his family and will be dearly missed by them and all who knew him. He was a generous, kind, and gentle man that privately helped people in need. He lovingly cared for his wife of 63 years after she developed Alzheimer's. After suffering a stroke in 1996, which paralyzed his left side, he never gave up the zest for life and his positive attitude. He continued to work full time until two months ago. He enjoyed being around people and visiting with his customers and had a wonderful sense of humor. He is preceded in death by his adoring wife, Mary Lucille McDonald. "Pop" is survived by his sons, Bob McDonald and his wife Gayle of Richardson, Texas, and John McDonald and his wife Rebecca of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Kimberly Fountain and her husband Blake, Kelly McDonald, and Dr. John McDonald and his wife Hallie; two great grandchildren, Trey and Drew Fountain.

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John Lamoine "Mo" Hargrove
Jan 11, 1959 - Apr 17, 2021

Mo, age 62, entered the gates of Heaven early morning April 17, 2021, following a valiant six-week struggle with COVID.

Mo came into this life dangerously premature to parents John Wesley and Mary Evelyn Hargrove in Haskell, Texas, January 11, 1959. He was raised in Sunnyside, Washington; graduating as Class President for the Class of 1977.

His life was shaped by his hobbies and the friendships he made along the way. Early on, Mo spent summers in Texas with his cousins Eddie & Linda Trompler; country dancing and riding horses in play-day events, going home with "a suitcase full of trophies." As a teenager, Mo lived with his brother Billy & sister-in-law Diana. Mo was awfully proud that Billy trusted him enough to allow he and his friends to take his metallic red speed boat on the Yakima River to water ski.

Mo graduated from Yakima Valley College and Central Washington University on the 6-year plan, as Winter quarters were spent working chair lifts, ski patrol, grooming the mountain, and racing at White Pass with the nurturing Mahre & Toynbee families. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Financial Business Administration and Computer Science. In college, Mo enjoyed the blessing of living with and working for the Frank & Charlotte Beard family. Traveling throughout the Northwest putting on rodeos, he met many lifelong friends in the rodeo community, particularly Shane Straga, the leg strumming cowboy. Also in college, he met his life partner and wife of 36 years, Kim Hatcher. Many deep, lasting friendships grew from their years of teaching country dance in Denver and Northwest Washington.

During his time in Colorado, he was also lucky enough to meet the team roping family of Bill & Judy Hogan. Many a day were spent riding either the hills of the Front Range or in Dally Round arena; followed by nights dancing with special friends Tom & Norma Lance.

Mo cherished the role of fatherhood, raising a son, Wesley Dean (Erin), and daughter, Kristi Lee. He balanced the role of fun-father and responsible-role model with both style and flair. Again, deep friendships were fostered by coaching youth sports, participating in school activities, and mentoring the kids and their friends through both college & their professional careers. "He was like a father to me," is a commonly shared phrase among the kids' friends. Though, everyone pestered Mo for being a Cowboys and Longhorn fan, he also enjoyed Sounders games with Wesley and Husky football with Kristi. He cherished his NASCAR trips with Wes Anderson and the gang, for both sport and friendship.

Mo's brother, Billy, influenced "Country Mo" to become a drummer. His simple, dependable style on drums was shaped by his early experience with the Stanton-Baldwin-Grover clan. It was a relationship to last almost 40 years from the Eagles clubs of the Yakima Valley to the famed Little Red Hen of Green Lake. He was the leader of the popular Buckaroo Blues Band for 22 plus years. Many a'boots have slid across the dance floor to the rhythm Mo was laying down. "Somebody say HOOOO!"

Mo's love and care for people led him to be a natural salesman. Starting on the administrative side of retirement planning, Mo quickly found his niche in his agricultural roots, selling farm equipment and supplies to northwest farms; then energy products to farmers, loggers, construction groups, etc.

His bright smile, jovial demeaner, and honest sense of responsibility to those he served led to many becoming special friends. A true legend.

Mo was a lifetime member of the Toppenish Eagles, but was active socially in Burlington & Sedro-Woolley Aeries. He was also a Moose member and a trustee for Elks Lodge #1604.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children: Visit waelks.org/what-we-do/therapy/donate/.

Celebrations of Mo's life will be held later this summer in both Washington and Texas. John Lamoine brought joy to thousands of people. He will be remembered for his magnetic smile and infectious humor.

Notes:

  • Published by Skagit Valley Herald from Apr. 22 to Apr 25, 2021.
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

Ernest Walton Roberts, Jr.
Jan 29, 1925 - Sep 18, 2008

Roberts, Ernest W.

Regretfully, Ernest Walton Roberts, Jr. of Lancaster, where he had lived since 1949, passed away, September 18th at the age of 83 after a brief illness.

At an early age, he entered the Corsicana State Home where he graduated with honors as Valedictorian of his class in 1943. A vet of WWII he entered the armed forces becoming a member of the 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) in Germany. After the war he went on to graduate from SMU with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for Austin Bros. Steel Company before going into business for himself as one of the Dallas area's most well renowned Structural Detailers during the 70's and 80's. He was an avid golfer and fisherman and enjoyed dancing to the music of the "Big Band" period and country western even up to the time of his death. His passion in his latter years was the Senior Citizens of Lancaster and was instrumental in helping them get the new Lancaster Senior Citizens Center to be completed next year.

He was survived by 3 children, daughters Catherine Roberts and Paula (Roberts) King, and son Jeffrey W. Roberts. He was also survived by 3 grandchildren, Eric Robison, Jennifer Ashton & Bandi Bullock, brother Carl Roberts of Alabama, aunt Rona Roberts of Fort Worth and several other family members.

At his request, his body is being donated to science and a memorial service in his honor will be held and announced at a later date in several months.

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Russell Hickman Roberts
Jan 29, 1917 - Feb 22, 1972

R. H. Roberts

Russell H. Roberts, 55, Athens, died early Tuesday in the Temple VA hospital. He was a veteran of World War II.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow and two sons, Charles Wayne and William Hall Roberts, all of Athens; five daughters, Mrs. Joe Lee Holt, Athens; Mrs. Carolyn Lawrence, Mineola; Mrs. Wayne Spence, Ft. Morgan, Colo.; Mrs. Richard York, Malakoff and Mrs. Richard Mangrum, Minden, La.; two brothers, William Roberts of Dimmitt and H. R. Roberts of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Frank Wallace, Dallas; and 11 grandchildren.

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Ida Gertrude (Stewart) Roberts
Aug 8,1890 - Mar 6, 1973

Mrs. Roberts

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ida Roberts, 82, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday morning at Twilight Convalescent Home. Claude Parish, West Second Church of Christ pastor, will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

She was a native of South Carolina and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Loyd Robinson of Spring, Tex. and Ernest Roberts of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. E. B. Barnes of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Adams of Dallas, Mrs. B. B. Granger of Corsicana and Mrs. W. Y. Bankhead of Corsicana; a number if grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Mar 6, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Benjamin Roberts; d/o Franklin Reid Stewart & Isabelle (Hinson) Stewart (obit says son Loyd Robinson but is Loyd William Roberts)

Ona (Lee) Roberts
Mar 10, 1904 - Sep 21, 1973

Mrs. Roberts

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ona Roberts, 69, a resident of Corsicana for 23 years, who died Friday in the Wortham hospital. The Rev. J. T. Davis will officiate with burial in Hamilton Cemetery. She was a native of Miller Grove, Hopkins, County.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Grace and Mrs. Ruby Ragan, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jean Ambrosino of Amarillo; one son, Max Roberts of Lancaster, Calif.; two brothers, Clarence Dickens of Winnsboro and Joe Dickens of Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Mae Sanders of Mt. Pleasant; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Arlee Lockhart, LaCodio Rios, H. B. Martin, Neil Donoho, Claude Bell and Walter Seago.

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Sarah Ann "Sallie" (Cosgrove) Young-Roberts
abt 1837 - Jun 22, 1917

Venerable Lady Dead.

Mrs. Sallie N. Roberts, wife of W. D. Roberts, aged 80 years, died at the family home on South Fifteenth street last night and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. G. W. Sanders officiated. The deceased was a native of Ireland but had lived in Corsicana for a number of years. She is survived by her husband but no children.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jun 23, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Young buried in Hamilton Beeman 2nd husband William David Roberts (son James Young also buried in Hamilton Beeman)

Thomas Edward "Tom" Roberts
Jan 21, 1900 - May 17, 1974

Tom Roberts

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton Cemetery for Tom Roberts, 74, who died in San Angelo Thursday night.

Rev. Charles Pringle of Westside Baptist church in Corsicana will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Roberts, born in Wharton County, grew up in the Corsicana area and had lived in San Angelo since 1924. He was a retired laborer and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include two brothers, Charley Roberts of Ft. Worth, and Clyde Roberts of Melissa; three sisters, Mrs. Del Byrd of Ft. Worth, and Mrs. Ona Roney and Mrs. Beulah Russell, both of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Pearl (Cooper) Williams
Sep 20, 1900 - Oct 22, 1972

Mrs. Williams

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Pearl Williams, 72, of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Cedar Lake Nursing Home at Malakoff. She was a native of Groesbeck and had lived most of her life in Corsicana.

Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Sam Williams of Corsicana; two sons, Rev. David Williams and Rev. Johnny Williams, and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Sykes and Mrs. Martha Patterson, all of Corsicana; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Brashear of Corsicana and Mrs. Birtie Abbe of Malakoff; and two brothers, Johnny Cooper and Earl Honea, both of Corsicana.

Rev. W. W. Bryant and Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Bill Sykes, Bobby Stringer, J. D. Sykes, J. C. Young, Dewey Grimes and Bud Borden.

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William Benjamin Roberts
Jul 2, 1886 - Dec 27, 1964

W. B. Roberts Rites Monday

W. B. Roberts, 76, retired mechanic, 1406 West Twelfth avenue, died in the Navarro clinic Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Griffin Chapel Monday at 8 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Frank Blackerby, Farmer's Branch, assisted by Sydney Wyatt, minister of the Westside Church of Christ.

Roberts was a member of the Tenth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Ernest Roberts, Dallas, and Lloyd Roberts, Alice; a daughter, Mrs. Buford Barnes, Corsicana; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Pat Zarafonelis, Forney, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Luther Tanner, Travis Fulton, William Stiles, Lyman Barnes, F. C. Stewart, C. F. Granger, Evan Stewart and J. O. Hawkins.

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Murphy Dean
Mar 4, 1895 - Oct 18, 1964

Hold Services Murphy Dean

Final rites for Murphy Dean, 69, retired grocer, who died in the Marlin VA Hospital Sunday night, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Baptist church; Rev. A. A. Bratcher, Jr., chaplain of the Marlin VA hospital, and Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Weldon Morris, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren, three brothers, Jim, Jack Dean, both of Martin, Miss., and Marshall Dean, Forrest, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Boyd McNeil, Ocie Treadwell, Bob Bolen, Jim Curry, Curtis Patterson and Ernest Stokes.

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Aspy Homer Starnes
Jun 10, 1893 - Jan 16, 1966

A. H. Starnes Rites Monday

A. H. Starnes, 72, retired furniture finisher and upholsterer, 908 North Main street, died in Memorial hospital Sunday.

Funeral services were to be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were to be held by Rev. J. T. Davis, Baptist minister, and Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Native of Georgia, Starnes had resided here 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, W. R. and Billy W. Starnes, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Willie Watson, Corsicana; Mrs. J. B. Forest, Austin, and Mrs. W. D. Davis, Houston; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be W. D. Davis, J. B. Forest, Roy Starnes, W. E. Percival, Clint Washburn and Jim Baldwin.

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Tommie Joe Nash
Mar 6, 1907 - Dec 25, 1964

Tommy J. Nash Rites Monday

Tommy Joe Nash, 57, native of Navarro, employe of the Pan-Am Oil Company at Pampa, died Friday in Pampa. He had resided at Pampa 30 years. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. James Harness, pastor of the Central Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Pampa; three sons, Bob Nash, Phoenix, Ariz.; Tom and Pat Nash, both of Pampa; a daughter, Mrs. J. T. Lambright, Pampa; six grandchildren; four brothers, A. M. and B. R. Nash, both of Pampa; E. B. Nash, Bermuda City, Ariz. and R. W. Nash, Meridian, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Ornsby, Waco, and Mrs. G. W. Gilford, Kilgore, and other relatives.

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Lauri Denise Taylor
Feb 1, 1961 - Oct 1, 1964

Hold Services Saturday For Taylor Child

Funeral services for Lauri Denise Taylor, aged three years, fatally injured Thursday night when a horse crushed her near a roping pen, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

A horse was backing after being startled and reportedly sat down on the child. Rushed to Memorial hospital by private conveyance, the little girl was pronounced dead on arrival.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Taylor, Route 2, Corsicana; grandparents, Mrs. Jessie Bennett and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Taylor; a great-grandmother, Mrs. W. M. Taylor, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sonny Carpenter, Richard Jablonowski, Dick Anderton, Luther Herrington, Ted Warren, Herman Gillen, Jim Keele, Wesley Phinney, Billie Ray Hurley, Ernest Stokes, and Jack McKee.

Griffin directed.

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Walter Hargus Gilmore
May 12, 1892 - Jan 5, 1964

Hold Services Walter Gilmore

Funeral services for Walter H. Gilmore, 71, who died in the VA Hospital in Temple Sunday were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Capt. William Thomas and Lieutenant Jesse Duncan of the Salvation Army.

A Veteran of World War I, Gilmore was a retired cotton oil mill employe. He was a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Roscoe Gilmore, a daughter, Mrs. M. C. Mask, all of Corsicana and four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Melville Samuels, W. H. Tipton, Dennis Donoho, L. P. Tilton, Roark Montgomery and Alton Justiss.

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Joseph Houston Gilmore, Sr.
Feb 4, 1919 - Jul 22, 1977

J. H. Gilmore

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Joseph Houston Gilmore, Sr., 58, resident of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana, who died Friday morning in Dallas.

He was a resident of Dallas the past 27 years, employed by LTV of Grand Prairie, a member of the Chapel Hill Baptist Church of Dallas, and a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Susan Harlow of Carrollton, Mrs. Linda Moncrief and Miss Lori Gilmore both of Dallas; a son Joseph H. Gilmore, Jr. of Lewisville; his mother, Pearl Gilmore of Chatfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ella Russell of Dallas and Mrs. Evalena Blood of Corsicana; and two brothers, Clarence Gilmore and Curtis Gilmore, both of Corsicana.

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J. H. Gilmore

Services were held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Joseph Houston Gilmore Sr., 58, resident of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana, who died Friday.

The Rev. George A. Holder officiated with burial following at Hamilton Beeman cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Billie Jean Gilmore of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Susan Harlow of Carrollton, Mrs. Linda Moncrief and Miss Lori Gilmore both of Dallas; a son Joseph H. Gilmore, Jr. of Lewisville; his mother, Pearl Gilmore of Chatfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ella Russell of Dallas and Mrs. Evalena Blood of Corsicana; and two brothers, Clarence Gilmore and Curtis Gilmore, both of Corsicana, seven grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Dale Meador, Larry Meador, Dan Meador, Robert Johnson, Don Peacock, and Billie Mack Peacock.

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Vesta Clara (Harris) Stewart
Jan. 1, 1901 - Apr. 18, 1966

Mrs. Stewart Services Held

Mrs. Vesta Harris Stewart, 63, former resident of the Oil Ridge community north of Corsicana, died Monday night in Houston.

Funeral services were held in Houston Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. with interment in Houston.

Surviving are her husband, Elmer Stewart, and a daughter, Mrs. Alpine Gillen, both of Houston; four brothers, Sanford Harris, Grand Junction, Colo.; Homer Harris, Roswell, N. M.; Clarence Harris, Edinburg, and Gene Harris, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Emmert, Ennis; Mrs. Lola Jamerson, Dallas; Mrs. Nona Osborne, Dawson, and Mrs. W. D. Morehead, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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James Edgar "Jim" Dearen
Apr 15, 1897 - Dec 5, 1964

Jim Dearen Rites Tuesday

Jim Dearen, 67, World War I veteran, construction worker, 1301 North Navarro, native of Alabama, died in the Merlin VA hospital Saturday night.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Roy Hendricks, Jehova Witness of Dallas.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. D. Brewer, Mesquite, and Miss Martha Dearen, Corsicana; two sons, John Dearen Houston and Lee Dearen Garland; eight grandchildren, five brothers, W. L. Dearen, Waco; J. G. Dearen, Memphis, Tenn.; Edd and J. L. Dearen, both of West Memphis, Ark.; and Clarmont Dearen, Memphis, Tenn.; seven sisters, Mrs. Minnie Seago and Mrs. Clara South, both of Waterloo, Ala.; Mrs. Morgan Tyronza, Ala.; Mrs. Laverna Crockett, Forest City, Ark.; Mrs. Gladys Ellis and Mrs. Ada Miller, both of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Era Posey, Jasper, Ala., and other relatives.

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Jessie (Melton) Blair
Feb 11, 1893 - Aug 28, 1964

Hold Services For Mrs. Blair

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Blair, 71, wife of W. M. Blair, 1724 Old Powell road, who died in Memorial hospital Friday were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Bristow and J. E. Chambers, Jehovah Witness ministers.

Surviving are a son, E. R. Blair, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Sarah Johnston, Corsicana; Mrs. Josephine Stroud and Mrs. Goldie Winters, both of Arlington; six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Sue Mankum, Woodbury, Tenn., and Mrs. Estell Towns, Nashville, Tenn., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leo Elliott, Clyde Russell, Jack Russell, Kenneth Hansard, J. F. Nelson and Jesse Nelson.

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William Morgan Blair
Jul 13, 1888 - Apr 10, 1972

W. M. Blair

Graveside rites and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hamilton Cemetery for W. M. Blair, 81, Arlington auto mechanic and former Corsicana resident, who died Monday. Mr. J. C. Bristow, Jehovah's Witness minister, will officiate. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

He was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Church.

He is survived by one son, W. R. Blair of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Stroud and Mrs. Goldie Winters, both of Arlington; six great-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Walkup of Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. Liza Gunter of Fort Worth.

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Martha Pearl (Donaho) Rector-Villarreal
Jul. 4, 1920 - Oct. 22, 1964

Monday Rites Mrs. Villarreal

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Pearl Villarreal, who died in Texas City Thursday, will be held Monday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Grimes of Angus. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

A previous service was held in Texas City Sunday.

Surviving are her husband, Dick Villarreal, Texas City; two sons, O. M. Rector, III, Texas City, and William Rector, LaMarque; three sisters, Mrs. Ollie Kiser and Mrs. Mamie Williamson, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. Henry Buchanan, Bryan; two brothers, Bill Howard and Clifton Howard, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 26, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Otis Marvin Rector, Jr. married Feb. 2, 1939 2nd husband Dick Villarreal; d/o William Lee Donaho, Sr. & Wallace (Bunch) Howard-Donaho

Louisa Prudence Lyda (Roberts) Stewart
Aug 3, 1874 - Nov 23, 1964

Mrs. Stewart Expires Monday

Mrs. Lyda Stewart, 90, life-long resident of the Pursley community, died in Memorial hospital Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel 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 a son, Evan F. Stewart, two daughters, Misses Iva and Audrey Stewart, all of Pursley; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. H. F. Medford, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charles Copeland, Nolan Ballard, F. E. Armstrong, B. N. Quinn, Billy Tallant and J. C. Mahoney.

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Ernest Jackson "Jimmy" Stewart
Feb 2, 1902 - Jun 26, 1973

Jimmy Stewart

Services are scheduled Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ernest (Jimmy) Stewart, 71, of Angus who died Tuesday at the Twilight Home. Stewart, a farmer and rancher, was a life-long resident of Angus.

Burial will follow at Hamilton Cemetery.

Stewart is survived by one brother, Elmer Stewart of Spring, and four sisters, all of Corsicana. They are Mrs. Clara Northern, Mrs. Sue Turner, Mrs. Aline Dockery and Martha Stewart. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Fred Ware, H. E. Crumbley, B. G. Jones, James W. Farmer, Frank Ware, O. L. Pitts, L. E. Riley and Roy Reed.

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James Edward "Dock" "Jessie" Baldwin Sr.
Nov 13, 1897 - Mar 30, 1976

J. E. Baldwin

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral home for Jesse E. Baldwin, 78, of Retreat, who died today in Dallas. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Baldwin was a retired farmer and rancher and a native of Richland. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Baptist church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Ollie Baldwin of Retreat; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Griffin and Mrs. Jerry (Irene) Travis, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. Henry (Jo) Brown of Hubbard; four sons, James Baldwin, Lloyd Baldwin, Billy J. Baldwin and Charles Earl Baldwin, all of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Blackburn of Corsicana and Mrs. Ida Mae Wigley of Richland.

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Buster Brown Gillen
Jul 6, 1905 - Oct 4, 1965

Buster Gillen Dies In Dallas

B. B. (Buster) Gillen, 60, native of Blooming Grove, died Monday night in the Dallas Methodist hospital following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Irvindale Methodist church on West Jefferson, Oak Cliff, Wednesday at 11 a.m. with graveside rites at Hamilton cemetery here. W. M. Hughes is directing arrangements.

Gillen was connected with the Ling-Timco Vaught corporation and at one time was assistant chief of the Corsicana fire department.

Surviving are his wife, Dallas; a brother, Smith Gillen, Levelland; five sisters, Mrs. Ernest Martin, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Guy Grimes, Houston; Mrs. Dick Gideon, Mrs. Pat Murphy and Mrs. H. E. Billingsley, all of Luling and other relatives.

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Ruby Marion (Stephens) Settlemyer-Laseter
Jun 30, 1895 - Mar 1, 1965

Hold Services Mrs. Laseter

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Corley Chapel for Mrs. Ruby Marion Laseter, 69, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gene Mills, pastor of Northside Baptist church. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Pallbearers were M. R. Jenkins, Everett Owen, Jerry Kennemore, Joe Hambrick, Jerry Roberts and A. D. Williams.

Her survivors include her husband, John W. Laseter, four sons, Grover M. Settlemyer, Atwater, Calif.; F. Ellis Settlemyer, Jennings, La.; Jimmy Settlemyer, Dallas, and John D. Laseter, Corsicana; daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Phinney, Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers, Pat and Rupert Stephens, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Pangburn, Oklahoma.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar. 3, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Grover Lovely Settlemyer 2nd husband John William Laseter; d/o Cornilous Marion Stephens & Olive Effie (Ellis) Stephens

John William Laseter
Oct 11, 1887 - Mar 27, 1973

John W. Laseter

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for John W. Laseter, 85, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Dr. H. Lively Brown will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, John D. Laseter of Corsicana, Donald D. Settlemyer of Duncanville, Ellis Settlemyer of Jennings, La., and Grover M. Settlemyer of Fresno, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Edwin T. Phinney of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother, Edgar Laseter of Richland; and a sister, Miss Vista Laseter of Corsicana.

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Lynett Baldwin
B&D Apr 17, 1965

Baldwin Infant Rites Saturday

An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Baldwin 1313 Liveoak, died early Saturday morning at Memorial hospital.

Graveside rites were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Joe Evans, pastor of the Cedar Creek Baptist church, conducted the services.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Lou Anne, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Baldwin, all of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Keller, Fort Worth.

Corley directed.

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Louis Alphonso Jones
Sep 26, 1901 - Jul 9, 1965

Louis A. Jones Expires Friday

Louis A. Jones, 63, retired Gulf oil gauger, Monahans, died in the Harris Memorial Hospital in Fort Worth, Friday.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. E. Hollingsworth, Baptist, Shreveport, La., a brother-in-law.

Surviving are his wife of Monahans; two sons, Dr. Wayne Jones, Fort Worth, and Charles Louis Jones, El Paso; eight grandchildren, three brothers, Ernest E. Jones, Denison, Robert Jones, El Centro, Calif., and Herman Jones, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Seagraves, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Gertrude Stevens, McCamey, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul 10, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Winnie D. (Hollingsworth) Jones married Dec 25, 1924; s/o Tom Jones & Annie (Kinnard) Jones per death certificate

Anita Jo Tapley
Nov 3, 1957 - May 14, 1965

Hold Services Anita Jo Tapley

Funeral services for Anita Jo Tapley, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Tapley of Royse City, who died in Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Friday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Assembly of God church, South Fourteenth street.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. R. Davis, Dallas Assembly of God Church minister, and Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the First Pentecostal Church of God. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Joel Howard Tapley, all of Royse City; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Collins, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Tapley, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Leroy Elmore, Jim Bob Farmer, Benny Robison and Billy Gene Sikes.

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Luther Marvin Renfrow
Jan 28, 1887 - Mar 20, 1965

L. M. Renfrow Rites Monday

L. M. Renfrow, 78, retired Bethlehem Machinist, 842 South Sixteenth street, died Saturday night in the Navarro clinic.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which he was a member.

Native of Mississippi, Renfrow resided here 45 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Kessinger, Andrews, and Mrs. Ruth Dillingham, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Ben Thompkin, Corsicana; three brothers, Roscoe Renfrow, Grand Saline; Bascome Renfrow, Corsicana, and Arthur Renfrow, Waco; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Oscie Renfrow
Jan 11, 1900 - Apr 4, 1975

Oscie Renfrow

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Oscie Renfrow, 74, a retired career law and security officer, who died Friday in Paulyne's Convalescent Home. The Rev. Roy Tumlinson will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana for 50 years, he retired after 18 years service as a security guard for old Bethlehem Supply Co., and had previously been a police officer for 17 years and member of the sheriff's department for five years. He was a native of Waxahachie.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Evelyn Renfrow of Corsicana; one son, Oscie P. Renfrow of Palestine; and two grandchildren, John c. and Becky Renfrow, also of Palestine.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Taylor, Nathan Taylor, William Shipley, Wes Batchlor, Irl McCafferty and J. R. McClain.

Honorary pallbearers will be officers of Texas Highway Patrol.

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Cappy Oscar Gunter, Rev
Nov 11, 1880 - Mar 8, 1965

Rev. C. O. Gunter Services Held

Final rites for C. O. Gunter, 84, retired Methodist minister, 920 South Twenty-Eighth street, who died in Memorial hospital Monday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer E. Cox, pastor of the church.

Native of Woodbury, Tenn., Gunter had resided in Corsicana for 60 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Clyde Gunter, Corsicana, and Johnnie Gunter, Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. G. A. Burnham, Ft. Worth and Mrs. R. L. Metcalf, Big Spring; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were G. D. Elliott, Lloyd Carraway, Horace Hayes, F. H. Washburn, Percy McKinney, Lyman Barnes, Preston Garner and Frank Arnett.

Corley directed.

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Merl Wayne Jordan
Mar 6, 1909 - Jul 2, 1965

M. W. Jordan, 56, Dies Friday Of Heart Attack

Merl Wayne Jordan, 56, Route 1 Dawson, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Navarro Clinic Friday night of a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Union High Missionary Baptist church with burial in the Board Tree cemetery.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Joe Evans, Rev. Travis Arden and Rev. M. G. McNeill.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson, a daughter, Mrs. Franklin Neal, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Carla and Danny Neal, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Marvin Jordan, Beaumont; Milford Jordan, Corsicana, and Melvin Jordan, Dawson; four sisters, Misses Maudie and Myrtle Jordan, both of Dawson; Mrs. Joseph Evans, Coolidge, and Mrs. Millard Freeland, Pasadena, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Norman Simms, Clyde Lewis, Bruce Sawyer, Dell Rowan, Clyde Roloff and V. L. Compton.

Eubanks will direct.

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Bryan Elmo Jordan III
Jun 22, 1948 - Sep 5, 2019

Bryan Jordan, 71, of Dawson, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his residence in Dawson.

Bryan E. Jordan, III was born June 22, 1948 in Snyder, Texas to parents Bryan E. Jordan, Jr. and Juanita Pitner Jordan. He had been a resident of Navarro County since the age of six. Bryan was a 1966 graduate of Corsicana High School and a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church. Bryan served his country in Vietnam as a member of the United States Marine Corps from September 19, 1966 to September 3, 1968. In addition to the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, Machine Gunner Badge and Sharpshooter Badge he also earned the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in combat. Bryan was a lifetime member of Navarro County Memorial Post 3366 Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of Johnson-Wiggins Post 22 American Legion where he was a past commander. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Robert Frank Jordan.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Wanda of Dawson; three daughters, Candace Luther and husband Michael of Buckeye, AZ; Carrie Stroud and husband Ricky of Montgomery, TX; Michele Craig of Dawson, TX; three grandchildren, Isadora Jordan, Nathaniel Martin and Jordan McIntire; two brothers, Chris Jordan of Rockport, TX; Paul Jordan of Corsicana and several nieces.

Notes:

  • Capps Memorial Chapel
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Corsicana High School Class of 1966
  • US Marine Vietnam
  • Hamilton Beeman, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st wife Carol Jean (North) Jordan married May 3, 1967 2nd wife Karen Lee (Hewitt) Jordan married Nov. 17, 1968 3rd wife Wanda F. (McElhenney) Jordan married Apr. 6, 1979 4th wife Wanda L. (Holmes) Jordan married Apr. 24, 1998; s/o Bryan Elmo Jordan, Jr. & Juanita "Nita" (Pitner) Jordan

Juanita "Nita" (Pitner) Jordan
Apr 3, 1929 - Apr 11, 2015

Mrs. Juanita Pitner Jordan, age 87, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Country Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center in Corsicana. She was born on April 3, 1928 in Snyder, Texas to Byron Pitner and Lettie Krop Pitner.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bryan E. Jordan, Jr.. Juanita Nita is survived by her three sons; Bryan E. Jordan, III and wife Wanda, William Paul Jordan and Chris Jordan.

No formal visitation is planned for Mrs. Jordan. A family graveside will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery with Father Edward Monk officiating.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Bryan Elmo Jordan, Jr; d/o Byron Pitner & Lettie (Krop) Pitner

Bemis Burk Lord
Nov 3, 1909 - Sep 29, 1965

Friday Rites For B. B. Lord

Final rites for B. B. Lord, 55, who died in Scott and White hospital in Temple Wednesday afternoon, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Emmanuel Baptist church.

The services were conducted by Rev. Harold Nichols and Rev. O. E. Permenter, pastor. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Judy, both of Corsicana; five brothers, M. M. Lord, Ennis; W. W., and A. P. and T. E. Lord, all of Dallas, and Joe Lord, Sweetwater; two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Brown, Richland, and Mrs. O. L. Gaddy, Houston, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Meigh Owen, Ralph Bell, M. E. Roman, Allen Edens, Jr.; Jim Taylor, W. H. Ross, Robert Bittner, Curtis Williams, Don Bowen and James Cummins.

Griffin directed.

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R. D. (Haynie) Ratliff
Jul 25, 1907 - Dec 31, 1963

Mrs. Ratliff Dies Tuesday

Mrs. J. A. Ratliff, 56, native of Corsicana, died Tuesday night.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Corley Funeral Home. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; four sons, J. D. Ratliff, Fort Rucker, Ala.; Bobby Gene and Alton D. Ratliff, both of Corsicana, and Van Adolphus Ratliff, Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. G. A. Tyner, Fort Worth; eight grandchildren and a brother, M. L. Haynie, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Thomas Jackson Morman
Feb 24, 1879 - Feb 29, 1964

T. J. Morman Dies Saturday

T. J. Morman, 85, retired park superintendent and farmer, 1209 West Thirteenth avenue, native of Henderson county, died in Memorial hospital early Saturday. He had resided in Corsicana since 1944.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cecil Thomas, Dallas Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, C. E. Morman, Dallas, and J. E. Morman, Sweetwater; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ollie Mize, Dallas; a brother, Ben Stamper, Grand Prairie, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie Braxmier, Walter Braxmier, Billy Wayne Braxmier, Lester Easley, Robert Whitfield, W. D. Morehead and T. C. Dillard.

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Clarence Tillman Barlow
Dec. 20, 1895 - Jul. 20, 1964

Hold Services C. T. Barlow

Funeral for Clarence T. Barlow, 69, are to be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Northside Baptist church with Rev. Gene Mills, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Barlow, a member of the Northside church, lived at 17-A Northwest Apartments. He died in the VA hospital in Marlin Monday night following an extended illness. Barlow was a native of Navarro county and a veteran of World War I.

Survivors are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Alden Jenkins, Houston, and Joe W. Trowbridge, Alto, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Brock, Houston; four brothers, B. H. and Dubie Barlow both of San Benito; M. B. and Leroy Barlow, both of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Sikes, Mrs. Nette Robinson, Mrs. Price Pate, Mrs. William Robinson, and Mrs. Clyde Marr, Corsicana; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were members of the Fellowship Class of Northside Baptist. - John Spencer, William Bolen, Marvin White, Ed Phinney, J. R. Williams and Joe Habrick.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Exie Texas (Bradley) Jenkins-Trowbridge-Barlow
Feb 11, 1893 - Mar 1, 1974

Mrs. Barlow

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Northside Baptist Church for Mrs. E. T. Barlow, 81, of Corsicana, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. David Hale, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Lafayette, Ga. and a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Alden Jenkins of Montgomery, Tex., and Joe Wesley Trowbridge of Colfax, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Loyd Brock of Houston; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Dora Clendennen, Mrs. H. L. Barton, Mrs. E. A. Sorsby, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. H. H. Montgomery and Mrs. Willie Klotz, both of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Mar 3, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Colton Jenkins married Dec. 5, 1910 2nd husband David Warren Trowbridge 3rd husband Clarence Tillman Barlow d/o J. J. Bradley and Ellen Nora (Catlett) Bradley

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Mrs. Barlow

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Northside Baptist Church for Mrs. E. T. Barlow, 81, of Corsicana, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. David Hale, pastor, officiated, and burial was at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, a daughter, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Fred Sesinger, J. G. Gee, Joe Nelson, Joe Sabo, T. S. Patrick, and G. A. McElvaney.

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Charles Edward "Jack" Barlow
Oct 5, 1913 - Sep 8, 1965

Jack Barlow Rites Sunday

Funeral services for C. E. (Jack) Barlow, 51, native of Emhouse, who died Wednesday in the Marlin VA hospital, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. George Heath, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of Rout 4, Athens; three children, Jack, Janine and Joyce Barlow all of Athens; a brother, L. E. Barlow, Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Reuben Robinson, Rice, and Mrs. James Morrison, Inglewood, Calif., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Cousins will be pallbearers.

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William Bernard Robeson
Jun 26, 1921 - Jul 2, 2005

A memorial service for William B. Robeson, 84, of Bryan is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Hopewell Cemetery in Normangee.
The Rev. David Rowland of First Baptist Church in College Station will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.
Mr. Robeson died July 2 at his home.

He was born in Normangee and lived most of his life in Bryan. He graduated from Texas A&M University and was a retired employment supervisor for Southwestern Bell. Mr. Robeson was a captain in the U.S. Air Force and served during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Billy Joe Robeson of Bryan; and a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Eugene Roe of Biloxi, Miss.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, Texas 77803.

Notes:

  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • Hopewell Cemetery, Normangee, Leon Co., TX
  • h/o Patricia (Rutledge) Robeson & Billie Joe Robeson; s/o Paul H. Robeson & Lucille (Mills) Robeson

Ralph H. Richardson
Apr 12, 1887 - Oct 21, 1959

R. H. Richardson Rites Thursday
Funeral services for R. H. Richardson, 72, retired farmer who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
Bert Mercer, pastor of the West Side Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Richardson lived at 1606 West Eleventh avenue.
Surviving are the wife of Corsicana; three sons, Ben Richardson, Seguin; Bill Richardson, Corsicana; and Ralph H. Richardson Jr., Dallas; five dautghters, Mrs. John Ross, Corsicana, Mrs. J. O. Crider, Tulsa, Okla; Mrs. Earl Wilson and Mrs. Robert Vaughn, both of Dallas; and Miss Betty Richardson, Corsicana; 13 grand-children; two great-grandchildren, two sisters, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Ellington, B. Anderson, B. B. Thurston, R. C. Augustson, E. C. Ross and Walter Knight.

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J. C. Roberts
Aug 24, 1933 - Apr 8, 2014

J.C. Roberts, 80, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Brooks Chapel with Curtis House, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship of Amarillo, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.

J.C. Roberts was born Aug. 24, 1933, in Rice to William and Martha Hartley Roberts. He graduated from the Army Sergeants Major Academy in Fort Bliss in 1974. He married Viola Evans on Dec. 18, 1953, in Childress. She preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 1988.

J.C. was a veteran of the Korean War and served full-time in the Texas Army National Guard until his retirement in 1993. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a son, Jay Roberts and wife Sheri of Amarillo; a daughter, Renee Roberts of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Jayson Hutson and wife Danika of Lubbock, Shasta Merrill and husband Kyle of Amarillo, Jay Roberts Jr. of Amarillo and Janet Anthony and husband Ted of Amarillo; and six great-grandchildren, Jayten and Alice Hutson of Lubbock, Kooper and Jase Merrill of Amarillo and Jackey and Jeremy Anthony of Irving.

The family suggests memorials be to Meals on Wheels, 2616 13th Ave., Canyon, TX 79015.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Notes:

  • Published in Amarillo Globe-News, April 10, 2014
  • Korea Veteran
  • Memory Gardens Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall Co., TX
  • h/o Viola Enoice (Evans) Roberts, M. Dec 18, 1953; s/o William Roscoe Roberts & Martha Elizabeth (Hartley) Roberts

Allen Edgar Roberts
Dec 31, 1924 - Oct 21, 1990

Allen E. Roberts
FOX LAKE - 65, 108 Center St., Fox Lake, died Sunday, Oct 21, 1990, at Hillside Hospital in Beaver Dam.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Park in Fox Lake with the Rev. Paul Hudson officiating.
Mr. Roberts was born on Dec. 31, 1924, in Childress, Tex., the son of William Roscoe and martha Elizabeth (Hartley) Roberts. He was married to Marie Hanson on March 28, 1964, in Winter Haven, Calif.
He served in the United States Navy from 1950-1970 as a Sonarman. From 1973-1983 he was employed for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as a park ranger. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 611 of Mineral Wells, Tex., and the Moslah Temple in Ft. Worth, Tex.  After his retirement he moved to Fox Lake in 1988.
Survivors include his wife, seven children, Allen Edgar Jr., Bryan, Tex., John (Karen) Carrier, Madison, Wis., Robbie Gail (Robert) Owens and Molly Rene Hunt, Bryan, Tex.; Guion McKenzie, Houston, Tex.

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Alvin Hurshel Clemons
Jan 16, 1926 - Dec 21, 1977

Services for Alvin H. Clemons, 51, who died this morning at Darnall Army Hospital following a lengthy illness will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Crawford-Bowers Funeral Chapel.
The service with full military honors, will be conducted by Chaplain John F. Teer, with burial in the Killeen City Cemetery.
A native of Pursley, Clemons had retired from the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant in 1961, following 20 years of service. He had lived in Killeen for the past 13 years, and was employed at Fort Hood in non-appropriated funds at the time of his death.
Clemons was a member of the local American Legion and was active in both community and youth work.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alvin H. (Lou) Clemons, a son, Robert A. Clemons, and a daughter Karen Clemons, all of Killeen; his mother, Mrs. Maude Clemons of Corsicana, five brothers, Owen Clemons, Curtis Clemons and Wendel Clemons, all of Pursley. Robert Clemons of Coolidge and Everett Clemons of Houston and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family requests that contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Warren G. Cavitt
Aug 17, 1921 - Apr 3, 1987

Warren G. Cavitt, a General Dynamics employee, died Friday at his Fort Worth home from leukemia. He was 65.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. James A.M.E. Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. A wake will be from 7-8 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Chapel
Mr. Cavitt was born in Dawson in Navarro County and moved to Fort Worth in the 1940s. He was a lift operator and service driver at General Dynamics for 35 years. He was president of the Senior Usher Board and a member of the Trustee Board at his church. He was in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Fannie Mae Carroll Cavitt of Fort Worth, two sons, Darreyal Cavitt and Dwight Cavitt, both of Fort Worth; four brothers, McKinley Cavitt and Horace Cavitt, both of Dallas, Willie Cavitt of Waxahachie and Bobby Cavitt of Houston; six sisters, Christine Coleman and Onetha Greenwood, both of Dallas; Erma Ford of Florence, Ala., Pauline Sample of Fort Worth, Lois Kimble of Waco and Pamela Mims of West Germany; and three grandchildren

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Rod Ell Cotton, Sr.
Aug 1919 - Sep 8, 2011

Rod Ell Cotton, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Service: Noon Saturday, Sept. 17, at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church. Interment: Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors: Children, Rod Ell Jr., Kenneth, Sharon, Roland and Ricky.
 

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Walter Johnson
Feb 19, 1887 - Feb 14, 1964

Sunday Rites Walter Johnson

Funeral services for Walter Johnson, 76, who died at the Evergreen Home Friday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

Native of Emhouse, Johnson was a retired employe of the Oil City Iron Works. He formerly was a farmer.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Clifton Johnson, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Williams, Ennis, and Mrs. Carl Bell, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. C. B. Turner, Emhouse; four brothers, Will Johnson, Emhouse; Bob Johnson, Waco; Charlie Johnson, Frost, and Hugh Johnson, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elmer Allen, Sam Allen, Robert Cooksey, Haskell Gray, A. C. Gray, C. L. Miley, E. W. (Pete) O'Daniel and Jack Rea.

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Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Johnson
Feb 11, 1891 - Oct 7, 1969

Mrs. Johnson Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Walter Johnson, 78, native of Emhouse, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday (today) at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Clifton Johnson, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Carl R. Bell, Corsicana, Mrs. Charles Williams, Ennis; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Loyd Davis of Irving; five sisters, Mrs. Rose Maggard, Corsicana; Mrs. Kathryn Jordan, Houston; Mrs. Billie Rogers, Irving; Mrs. Billie Rogers, Irving; Mrs. Gertrude Crosier, Cleburne; and Mrs. Florene Coates, Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Haskell Gray, Robert Cooksey, Artis Drain, Windell Lockhart, Doyle Collins and Sam Allen.

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Johnson Rites

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 5 p. m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Walter Johnson, 78, Emhouse native who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Robert Potts officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, one son, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, five sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mattie Lee (O'Daniel) Bell
Jan 3, 1900 - Jul 2, 1964

Hold Services For Mrs. Bell

Funeral services for Mrs. A. J. Bell, 63, are to be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Corley chapel with Rev. Hugh Summers, pastor of the Barry Baptist church officiating.

Burial is to be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Bell died in Memorial hospital early Thursday. She had lived in Barry 20 years.

Surviving are her husband, Barry; a sister, Mrs. Emma Crumbley, San Angelo; a brother, W. B. O'Daniel, Luling, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Pleas Mitchell, Danny Paschal, Marvin Wallace, Lowell Reed, Buel Robinson and Marshall Massengale.

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Albert Johnson Bell
Jul 15, 1895 - Feb 22, 1966

Albert J. Bell Rites Thursday

Final rites for Albert J. Bell, 70, Barry ginner, who died at his home Tuesday afternoon, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian church.

Bell was a veteran of World War I, serving overseas with the 69th Regiment, Heavy Artillery. He also was a director of the Navarro County Wolf and Fox Hunters Association.

Surviving are two brothers, W. L. Bell, Barry, and Eddie bell, Bakersfield, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. J. B. Parks, Barry, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leo Price, John Braley, Hollis Pitts, Allen Paschal, Frank Cartlidge, Pleas Mitchell, Walter Beaton and Marvin Wallace.

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Conrad Languard Matthews, Jr.
May 29, 1905 - Feb 7, 1964

C. Matthews Dies Friday VA Hospital

Conrad Matthews, Jr., 58, of 1615 Elmwood, died in the VA Hospital at Dallas (Lisbon) Friday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Prewbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Howard Forster, North Highlands, Calif.; stepmother, Mrs. Annie Matthews, Abilene; a son, Dr. Douglas Jackson, and other relatives.

He was a veteran of World War II.

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John Robert "Bob" Arnold
Feb 24, 1892 - Feb 25, 1964

Thursday Rites For J. R. Arnold

Funeral services for J. R. (Bob) Arnold, 72, of 726 West Thirteenth avenue, who died Tuesday in Memorial hospital were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Arnold was a retired field worker and a former employe of the city water department. He was an Odd Fellow.

Native of Mansfield, he had spent most of his life here.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three sisters, Mrs. H. L. Gibson, Houston; Mrs. Jack Green, Holly Grove, Ark., and Mrs. E. B. Foster, Fort Worth and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Aubrey Fincher, M. R. Morris, W. M. Ickles, E. F. Minor, Roy Greer and Ike Estell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb 27, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Fannie "Sallie" (Hopson) Arnold married May 8, 1915; s/o John Alexander Arnold & Addie (Castellaw) Arnold

Edmond Vanah "Bill" Williams, Jr.
Jul 26, 1922 - Apr 23, 2021

Edmond "Bill" Williams, Jr., 98, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021, at his residence.

He was born on July 26, 1922, in Richards, TX, to the late Edmond Williams, Sr. and Lorene Cundiff.

Bill, a purple heart recipient, retired from the United States Air Force after 21 years, were he served proudly in WWII and the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Post - Absher Flowers. After the Air Force, Bill also retired from the US Postal Service as a mail carrier. He was a member of Chapel Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Williams; sisters, Rose Sherill, and Joyce Wortham; brother, David Williams; step-daughter, Peggy Pickelsimer; and step-grandson, Marshall Stroupe, III.

Left to cherish his memories are, stepson, Marshall Stroupe, Jr.; grandchildren, Debi Hughes, Lisa Herron, and Becky Brown; 12 great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service, with speaker Tim Herron, will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service- 1503 S York Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052.

The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

Interment to follow the service at Gaston Memorial Park with full military honors by the US Air Force.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Inc.

Married: Feb 26, 1945 in Gaston Co NC.

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Damon Wood Williams
Oct 9, 1923 - Feb 4, 2012

BURLESON -- Damon W. Williams was called home by the Lord on February 14 at the age of 88. Graveside Services: 10:00 AM on Monday at Mansfield Cemetery.

Damon was born on October 9, 1923 in Corsicana. He served in the Army during World War II, retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety where he was a Sergeant in the Drivers License Division and from the Tarrant County Sherriff's Department where he served as a bailiff. He was married for 49 years to the love of his life Mary Williams. They shared one son, Michael Williams. Damon was preceded in death by both Mary and Michael.

Survivors: Grandson, Blaine Williams, his wife Helen and two great grandchildren Abbi and Paxton; granddaughter, Shawna Marusak, her husband Alan and a great grandson Gavin, and daughter in law, Jaynee Williams Birdwell and husband David.

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Oscar Z. Williams
May 23, 1926 - Sep 17, 2012

Graveside services for Oscar Z. Williams, 86, will be held 11AM Friday, September 21, 2012 at JACKSONVILLE MEMORY GARDENS CEMETERY, 111 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL.

Oscar served his country proudly in the United States Navy during WWII and The Korean War and retired after 23 years of decorated service as a Chief. He went on to make a career with civil service and retired after 20 years of dedicated service. He was the owner of Cosmos Nursery in Middleburg, FL.

Oscar was predeceased by his loving wife Ruth Williams in 1995. He is survived by two sons, David Williams and his wife Rita, and Michael Williams and his wife Patty; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many other loving family members and friends.

Arrangements by JACKSONVILLE MEMORY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME.

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James Lee Williamson
Mar 12, 1955 - Jan 4, 2021

Lee was born March 12, 1955 in Taylor, Texas to Harold Leeroy and Joycelynn "Joy" Wallace Williamson. Harold retired as comptroller of Texas Utilities, and Joy was the organist for First Baptist Church in Taylor, and in Corsicana. She also played the organ for Condra Funeral Home in Taylor and Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. She served families through music for over sixty years. Growing up with his brothers Wallace and Billy, Lee moved to Corsicana in 1968, when he started eighth grade. His childhood was spent divided between home and church where he enjoyed time with family and friends, or the baseball and football field where hundreds of hours were spent playing ball. His interests expanded in his teen years to include wrestling. On many occasions he was running and participating in wrestling matches in his back yard. The largest crowd was over 60 people. He really loved professional wrestling and roller derby. After graduating from high school in Corsicana, Lee attended Navarro Junior College and then went to East Texas State where he graduated with a degree in political science and history.

Lee was no stranger to hard work. As a teenager he ran fireworks stands during the 4th of July, and throughout the Christmas/New Year's holiday. After college he worked as an independent courier for Texas Utilities for several years. He then became and owner and operator of a baseball card and memorabilia shop, which he loved due to his fascination with baseball and its history. After that he went to work for Colortyme Rental, where he ended up managing a store for several years. He also worked as a consultant for the company after officially retiring.

Lee's personality was larger than life. His love for conversation was infinite, and his enjoyment of fellowshipping with family, friends and strangers was always important to him. HIs outlook on life was to gather knowledge, love his family, and most importantly, love and worship God. Lee spent over 10 years unselfishly caring for his parents. His dad passed away in 2009, and for the next six years he took care of his mother. After she became unable to stay at home anymore, he spent 8-10 hours a day, every day at the rest home with her. They had many great times together there playing and singing hymns with the other residents. Even after his mother passed away in 2015, Lee continued to go to the rest home and kept the singalongs going. Both of his brothers are so thankful and proud of this great service he did for their parents. This selflessness was an outward sign of the deep love he had for the Lord. Lee was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana. He loved good preaching and Bible study, as well as worshiping the Lord in song. The older hymns were his special inspiration. He always said, "The celebratory songs are great, but there is no praise without the cross and the blood of Christ. Power in the blood. Nothing but the blood. Down at the cross, and others are what it is all about."

Lee was a lifelong avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. His knowledge of Red Sox history, as well all of major league baseball was extensive. The second-best day of his life (second only to the day he accepted Jesus as his savior) was the day when the Red Sox won their first World Series victory, after decades of disappointment. Lee was also a serious reader, and read hundreds or even thousands of books. He had a deep knowledge of American and world history, with the Bible front and center of his historical base of belief. With his deep love of learning and love of his family, Lee did extensive research into the ancestry of both his father and his mother, and his persistent questions about the family history were well known throughout the family. He enjoyed spending time with his family. They went on several vacations including Disneyland and Grand Canyon. Other destinations were Washington, D.C. and in later years Branson, Nashville, and Canada. Lee visited several major league baseball fields around the country as well. He enjoyed fishing, with a preference for fresh water fishing. He loved fried foods, and his favorite snack was homemade Chex mix.

Although Lee did not have any children, he cherished his nieces and nephew. He leaves behind his nieces Alicia Marullo, Jessica Williamson, Brittany Herring, and Courtney Knetsch; his nephew Scott Williamson; his brothers Wallace Williamson and Billy Williamson; four great nieces, and seven great nephews, who he dearly loved.

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James E. Williamson, Jr.
Dec 5, 1913 - Mar 29, 2005

WILLIAMSON, JAMES E. JR., U.S.A.F. RETIRED born December 5, 1913 in Corsicana, Texas died March 29, 2005 in Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife Jewel Farrington Williamson. He is survived by his loving family, daughter, Janine Alsaffar, son-in-law Nabil Alsaffar, grandchildren, Jamal Alsaffar, wife Laurie Higginbotham, Natasha Alsaffar, Alia Alsaffar, and great grandson, Jack Alsaffar. Services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at Restland Abbey Chapel with entombment to follow in the Abbey Mausoleum. The family wishes to express heartfelt appreciation to the staff and employees of Presbyterian Village North Health Center for their loving care of James during his short stay there. Also special thanks to the Vistacare Hospice and especially Barbara Douthit for her attention and care. Restland 972-238-7111 restlandfuneralhome.com

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Russell Howard Womack
May 31, 1913 - Mar 25, 1964

Hold Services Russell Womack

Funeral services for Russell Womack, 50, were held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Womack, an oil field worker, had lived at George's Hotel for the past eight years. He died in Baylor Hospital in Dallas Wednesday.

Womack was a native of Purdon.

Rev. John Dillingham, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist church, officiated at the funeral.

Survivors are five sisters, Mrs. E. E. Barnes and Mrs. Julia Smith, Waco; Mrs. Willie Platt, Corsicana; Mrs. J. D. Wheat and Miss Lena Jo Womack, Austin; two brothers, W. D. Womack, Corsicana; and W. C. Womack, Hobbs, N. M.; a brother-in-law, C. L. Davis, Hobbs, N.M.; an aunt, Mrs. P. R. Stough, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dan Comfort, W. E. Percival, John Longorio, Curtis Penney, Bill Ponder, Roark Montgomery, Howe French and W. H. Tipton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 27, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Never married; s/o William Neely Clark Womack & Irene Hannah "Rena" (Howard) Womack

Maudie O. (Kelso) Womack
Jun 11, 1905 - Aug 29, 1974

Mrs. Womack

HOUSTON - Graveside services for Mrs. Maudie Womack, 69, Houston, who died here Thursday in a hospital, will be conducted at 3:30 p. m. Saturday in Corsicana's Oakwood Cemetery. Local arrangements are with the Griffin Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband, Jessie Womack, Houston; two sons, Haney L. Womack of Ennis and George W. Womack of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Jerene Arnett of Baytown and Mrs. Billie Smith of Houston; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Robinson of Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Ida Lee Snow of Missouri and Mrs. Willie Scheer of California.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug 30, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jesse Frost Womack married Aug 24, 1924; d/o Hana/Haney K. Kelso & Mollie Lee (Collier) Kelso buried in Hughes Cemetery, Hughes, St. Francis Co., AR

Johnnie Scott Braxmier
Apr 29, 1964 - May 19, 1964

Braxmier Child Services Held

Graveside services for Johnny Scott Braxmier, 21-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Braxmier, 301 Lake Park, Waxahachie, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Rev. Tod Stephens, Waxahachie Assembly of God minister, officiated.

The child died in Memorial hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are the parents of Waxahachie; grandparents, Mrs. C. M. Perry, Kerens, and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Braxmier, Corsicana; grand-mothers, Mrs. Beulah Edwards, Corsicana , and Mrs. Susie Perry, Kerens, and other relatives.

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Perry Lynn Braxmier
Nov 4, 1969 - Aug 10, 2012

Perry Braxmier, 42 Passed away as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born in Corsicana, Texas, November 4, 1969 to Walter & Clara Perry Braxmier.

Perry was very passionate about motorcycles, motorcycle racing, building bikes to race and tuning them to perfection. Perry may never have seen a motorcycle he didn't want to ride.

He is survived by and will be greatly missed are his parents, Walter & Clara Braxmier of Waxahachie, TX, girlfriend, Misti Magouirk of Garland, TX, sister, Rhonda Burch and husband David of Midlothian, TX, daughter, Carma Celest Braxmier of Fort Worth, nieces, Autumn Lewis, Amanda Needhaum, many friends and racing fans.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 16, 2012, 6-8:00 p.m. at Waxahachie Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, August 17, 2:00 p.m. at Waxahachie Funeral Home with interment following at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Waxahachie Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Waxahachie Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jeanne C. (Ainsworth) Braxmier married Mar 11, 1992 (divorced); s/o Walter Eugene Braxmier & Clara Faye (Perry) Braxmier

Robert Louis Holloway
May 26, 1875 - Jan. 23, 1964

Hold Services R. L. Holloway

Hold Services for R. L. Holloway, 88, retired contractor, 620 North Thirteenth street, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ and Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Holloway died in Memorial hospital Thursday morning following an extended illness.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Robert Artis Holloway, San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. W. B. Smith, Little Rock, Ark.; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Holloman and Mrs. Edna Gibson, and a brother, Porter Holloway, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. James D. Curington, Paul Sloan, Lonnie Hosch, Bill Jeter, Curry Butler, Robert Douglas, Ralph Holloway and Tom Spikes.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 24, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Virginia "Jinny" (Franks) Holloway; s/o Thomas Woodfin Holloway & Mary Freedonia Candis (Higgins) Holloway

Henry Dunham Dominge
Jun 14, 1892 - Nov 18, 1964

H. D. Dominge Rites Friday

H. D. Dominge, 72, died at his home in Fort Worth Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held at the St. Andrews Episcopal church in Fort Worth at 11 a.m. Friday with graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery here Friday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Louis Martin.

Surviving are his wife the former Miss Pauline Pittman, of Corsicana, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. John A. MacLaren, Fort Worth, and Mrs. V. C. Meliff, Seabrook; two grandchildren, and a brother, Charles Dominge, North Port, New York, and other relatives.

Mrs. Dominge is a sister of Mrs. Lovell Caldwell of Corsicana.

Corley is directing.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 19, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Pauline Owen (Pittman) Dominge married Feb. 3, 1918; s/o Charles H. Dominge & Helen Alice (Rotter) Dominge

Albert Mason Bass
Apr 3, 1893 - Aug 31, 1964

Hold Services Albert Bass

Funeral services for Albert M. Bass, 72, disabled World War II Seabee, who died in Austin Monday, will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. James T. Davis, pastor of the Church of God.

Surviving are a brother, W. J. Bass, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Jewel Groves, Corsicana; Mrs. Mary Williams, Teague; Mrs. Maggie Smith, and Mrs. Lizzie Groves, both of Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Perry Bass, Dennis Bass, Ray Bass, James Hitchock, H. L. Hardgrave and W. R. Mulesow.

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Merton Melrose Minter, Sr. Dr.
Jan 3, 1903 - Sep 5, 1977

Merton Melrose Minter, internist and chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System, was born in Jewett, Texas, in 1903 and raised in Corsicana. He earned a B.A. at the University of Texas in 1925 and an M.D. at the UT Medical Branch in 1928. He did postgraduate work at the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, and the International Post-Graduate Medical Assembly, of which he was president in 1953. After an internship at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri (1928�29), he moved to San Antonio to practice internal medicine. He opened the Minter Clinic in that city in 1932 and continued to work there until his death. Minter was active in the Texas Medical Association throughout his career; he was cochairman of the Public Relations Committee when it was formed in 1943 and chairman of the Section on Medicine in 1948. He was elected to the TMA board of trustees in 1946 and acted as vice chairman before his election to a two-year term as chairman in 1951. He also belonged to the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Bexar County Medical Society, American Diabetic Association, and American Heart Association. Minter was a member of the San Antonio Medical Foundation board of trustees from 1956 until his death and was chairman from 1971 to 1976. He was appointed a regent of the University of Texas System in 1955 and was chairman of the board from 1959 to 1961. During his tenure he was instrumental in the decision to build a UT medical school in San Antonio. Minter's efforts were also important in securing other medical facilities in the San Antonio area, including Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, Bexar County Hospital, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, Villa Rosa Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Center, San Antonio Community Hospital, the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. He received the University of Texas Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1970 and was posthumously presented the 1977 Golden Deeds Award of the Exchange Club of San Antonio. Minter died of viral encephalitis on September 5, 1977, in San Antonio. He was survived by his wife, Katherine, and two sons.

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Notes:

  • Corsicana High School, Class of 1920
  • Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX
  • h/o Katherine (Huntress) Minter-Haddaway; s/o Percival Anthony Minter & Louella L. (Owens) Minter

Waymon Eugene Ratliff
Jan 17, 1923 - Jun 30, 2014

Waymon Eugene Ratliff was born on January 17, 1923 to the home of Richard Ed Ratliff and Minnie Pearl Pelts.

He is survived by his children Bill and Mary Ratliff of Dallas, Judy and Jim Egan of Arlington, Kkowana Ratliff of Gun Barrel City, Sharon and JR. Sanders of Conroe, Dalorse and Jerry Burns of Livingston, and Bo Ratliff of Gun Barrel City, 22 grandchildren, and 20 numerous great-great children.

He is preceded in death by his wife Gladys Ratliff, daughter Carolyn Krone, and parents. He will be missed by many.

Services are as followed:

Visitation, Wednesday July 2, 2014 at Moorhead Epps from 6-8 P.M.

Funeral, Thursday July 3, 2014 at Moorhead Epps Memorial Chapel, at 1:00 P.M.

Followed by burial at Eubank Cedar Creek Cemetery.

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Harvey E. Ray
Dec 30, 1926 - Sep 25, 2008

Harvey E. Ray, 81, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday in Arlington Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Arlington Funeral Home.
Survivors: Wife, Ruby J. Ray; daughters, Lisa Bellamy and Jennifer Faulkner; sons, David Ray and Wade Ray; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Published in the Star-Telegram on 9/28/2008
  • s/o John David Ray & Alma Floyd (Brazewll) Ray
  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX

Billy David Denbow
Dec 3, 1929 - Nov 10, 2022

Billy David Denbow, 92, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022, in McKinney, Texas.

Billy was born in Corsicana, Texas on December 3, 1929, to Clarence Audry and Katie Aliene (Clements) Denbow. Billy grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1947. On September 20, 1960, he married Elizabeth Darleene Hutchison and they made their home in Ennis. Billy served his country proudly in the United States Army.

Billy worked for over thirty-nine years for the Southern Pacific Railroad as a Police Officer. Billy was a member of the VFW and United Methodist Church. Billy enjoyed raising livestock, art, loading ammo and watching western shows.

Billy is survived by his sons; daughters; numerous loving grand and great-grandchildren; one brother and a host of extended family and friends.

Billy is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Darleene and children, Bill Kirby, Alice Woods and David Craig.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from noon until 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

A Celebration of is life will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of EnnIs.

Notes:

  • h/o Mary Nell (Redden) Beddingfield & Elizabeth Darleene (Hutchison) Denbow; s/o Clarence Audry Denbow & Katie Aleene (Clements) Denbow
  • Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis Co., TX

Hortense (Castles) Klemcke
Nov 30, 1901 - Oct 12, 1964

Mrs. Hortense Castles Klemcke, 62, died Monday in San Antonio following an extended illness. She was the daughter of Mrs. J. J. Castles of Corsicana and the late Mr. Castles.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Harrison, San Antonio; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roland Bee, Corsicana, and Mrs. Heber Stewart, Temple; two brothers, Jack Castles, Dallas, and Sgt. First Class Tom Castles, U.S. Army, Fairbanks, Alaska; mother and other relatives.
Funeral services are being arranged at Roy Alters Funeral Home in San Antonio. Interment will be in San Antonio.
Mrs. Klemcke was a graduate of Corsicana High School and had resided at San Antonio for 25 years.

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Camille Jaffe
Aug 23, 1903 - May 25, 1990

Miss Camille Jaffe of Austin, died May 25, 1990 in Austin.
Graveside service 11:00 AM, Sunday, Hebrew Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas; Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating.
She was born in Corsicana, Texas. She was a retired secretary for the Texas State Board of Insurance in Austin, where she lived many years.
Survivors are sister, Evelyn Feilgold of Louisville, Kentucky; niece, Shelia Schwartz, Nashville, Tennessee; a number of great-nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Monday, 11:00 AM, Temple Beth Isreal in Austin.
Memorials may be made to Temple Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin Texas 78756

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Billie Jean (Tatum) Mixon
Jan 28, 1933 - Oct 26, 2023

Billie Jean (Tatum) Mixon, devoted wife, supportive mother, adoring Grana and good friend to many, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the age of 90. Billie Jean was born at home on the family farm in Barry, TX to Joe Marshall and Lillie (French) Tatum on January 28, 1933.
Billie Jean attended school outside of Corsicana, TX in the Bryan Community when 5th-8th grades were in one classroom. She graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1950 with a class of 16. The classmates remained close throughout their lives.
After setting a friend up on a blind date, she asked the favor be returned and she met Billy "Bill" Mixon in 1951 when she was 18 years old. They married five months and five days later and were almost married 55 years when Bill passed away in 2006. They had accepted children were not in their future and became very involved godparents to their best friends' children when the husband passed away. After 22 years of marriage though, they received a huge shock and were blessed with a baby girl at 40 and 43 years old. (It really shouldn't have been a surprise since her mother had been 39 when Billie was born.) Needless to say that after having already traveled and played all those years, Jo Lynn was their "new toy" and was admittedly spoiled - in a good way.
Right out of high school, Billie worked at Dyer's Department Store in Corsicana doing whatever Mr. Dyer needed, including watching for shoplifters. In 1952, she went to work for Lone Star Gas Company as secretary to the executive manager and she worked there until her daughter was one. When she flipped her car on black ice one morning on her way to work, Bill informed her that one of them was going to stay home and raise their daughter and she could decide which one of them it would be. She then became a wonderful stay at home mom. She sewed matching clothes for Jo Lynn and herself and sewed Bill's suits. Every day was a new adventure. When Jo Lynn started school, Billie started her career with Lancaster ISD. She was a substitute teacher for several years before becoming secretary of the brand-new intermediate school and eventually retired as secretary of the alternative center.
Billie always said that she and Bill were never as busy as they were when they retired. She was a founding member of the Blooming Grove Ruth Ramsey Scholarship Committee. She volunteered with the Pink Ladies at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was a member of Kinsloe House, the Woman's Club House Association of Navarro County. Bill and she also cleaned and kept the grounds for the Blooming Grove church of Christ which her father had helped start. They were always ready to lend a hand wherever it was needed.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Marshall and Lillie Tatum; her infant brother, Joe Marshall Tatum, Jr.; and her husband, Bill Mixon.
Billie is survived and missed by her precious only child, Jo Lynn Mixon Fisher; her favorite son-in-law whom she loved to banter with, Dusty Fisher; her favorite blue-eyed grandson, Mixon Fisher, and her favorite, brown-eyed grandson, Jaxon Fisher; her godchildren, Dr. Pamela Conn and Billy Conn and wife Carolyn; her god grandchildren, Alisha Massey, Andrew Conn and Katelyn Conn; her beloved extended Mixon family; her French cousins who remained close; and many lifelong friends.

Services will be held in Corsicana at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home on Saturday, November 4, 2023, with Visitation at 1:00 p.m. and the Funeral at 2:30 p.m. followed by interment at Dresden Cemetery with Bill Rasco officiating. Song leader will be David Haden. Pallbearers will be Jaxon Fisher, Billy Conn, Andrew Conn, Kenton Wayne Ferrell, Calvin Rasco, Sr. and David Haden. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Blooming Grove church of Christ at PO Box 183, Blooming Grove, TX 76626 or to India Evangelism at PO Box 153238, Lufkin, TX 75915. To leave condolences and view a video of Billie's life, please visit http://www.ebensberger-fisher.com or www.griffin-roughton.com.
Arrangements with Ebensberger Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne, TX and Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Dulen L. Hulsey
Oct 9, 1926 - Jan 25, 2012

Services for Dulen L. Hulsey, 85, of Tyler at Lloyd James Funeral Home chapel with Pastor James Fife officiating. Burial in Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery under direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home.

Mr. Hulsey passed away Jan. 25, 2012, in Tyler.

He was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Brownsboro to the late George and Ethel Jordon Hulsey. He retired from the Cotton Belt Railroad where he was a telegrapher. He was a member of Glenwood Church of Christ. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Hulen Hulsey.

He is survived by his wife, Eloise Hulsey of Tyler; two daughters, Gayla Leigh Gilpin and husband James Russel Gilpin Jr. and Denise Ann Curtis and husband Jackson Curtis; sister, Chlodine Bittner; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hulsey; and three grandchildren, Kurt Gilpin, Matthew Gilpin, and Holly Preslar and her husband Hank.

Notes:

  • Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on January 27, 2012
  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • h/o Vina Eloise (Benne) Hulsey; s/o George Washington Hulsey & Mary Ethel (Jordan) Hulsey

Hulen Dee Hulsey
Oct 9, 1926 - Apr 13, 2005

Hulen Dee Hulsey 78 of Corsicana, passed away April 13, 2005 in Tyler Texas. Mr. Hulsey was born October 9, 1926 in Smith County to George and Ethel Hulsey. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana. Retired from Cotton Belt Rail Road where he worked as a telegrapher. He was born in Smith County and later lived in Frost, Tyler, Purdon and Corsicana. Service will be held Friday April 15, 2005 2:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Jackie Thomas, Dan Griffin, Vernon Crook, Bill Carmack, Johnnie Thompson, Dan Bittner. Survivors are wife of 45 years Dorothy Holley Hulsey of Corsicana. Daughter and son in law Penny and Charles Moya of Frisco TX. Two granddaughters Averi and Emory Moya of Frisco TX. Sister Chlodine Brittner of Corsicana TX. Twin brother and his wife Dulen and Eloise Hulsey of Tyler TX. Arrangements Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Elva Nelson "Red" Nugent
Oct 29, 1910 - Apr 15, 1995

Graveside services for Elva Nelson "Red" Nugent, 84, Athens and formerly of Corsicana, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Cemetery. Arrangements are with Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens. Mr. Nugent died Saturday at East Texas Medical Center Athens.

He was born Oct. 29, 1910, in Henderson County to Ezra Nelson and Susie Hancock Nugent. Mr. Nelson formerly live in Corsicana where he was employed in the cotton mills and had worked for United Telephone Co. in Athens.

Survivors include daughter, Mae Pace of Corsiciana, step-daughter, Darlene Baumgartner of Gun Barrel City, sister Marie Gary of Athens, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Edgar Wilson Nutt
Jul 29, 1922 - Sep 22, 2013

Edgar Wilson "Big Daddy" Nutt, 91, re-joined his heavenly father Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Colonial Nursing Center in Lindale, Texas.

His family would ask that he be remembered for his unsinkable good nature, ability to always find the funny in life, and his unfaltering integrity. He was humor, fun, temper and cleverness dressed up in a pair of threadbare red coveralls. He will be sorely missed.
Wilson was born July 29, 1922 in Corsicana, Texas to Bufford Hunter Nutt and Gary Belle Wilson Nutt.
He served his country in World War II by joining the Coast Guard. In May of 1943 he married the love of his life, Catherine Thompson, and they resided in Corsicana until 1949 when they moved permanently to Tyler, Texas. They were blessed with two children, Cathy Ann and Donald Hunter.
Wilson was involved in the building of the Kelly Springfield plant in 1962 and he remained with the company as a maintenance electrician for the rest of his career, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed his retirement by traveling with the Good Sam Club, watching old westerns, singing at church and regaling his grandchildren with many fantastical tall tales.
He was a lifetime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
He and his family were longtime members at Wesley Methodist Church but in later years, Pleasant Retreat Methodist Church became Wilson's spiritual home.
He is survived by his spouse of 70 years, Catherine Nutt of Tyler, daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Tommy Darden of Lindale, his son, Don Nutt of Tyler, his grandchildren, Lisa and Brian Baker of Arlington, Shaun and Roger Pigsley of Sugarland, Jeff and Dawn Darden of Lindale, Dax Nutt of Tyler, Jade and Heath Ginn of Lindale, and Clayton Nutt of Tyler and his ten great grandchildren.

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Clarence Curtis "C.C." Novak
Dec 3, 1917 - Jun 30, 1986

Clarence Novak, 68, attended schools in Corsicana. He was a Mason.
A veteran of World War II with the US Army, he served in South America, Sicily, Italy, Germany and France.
He moved to Breckenridge in 1967. He was a retired pumper from Mobil Oil Company.
He married Carolyn Levins at Corsicana on 3 December 1938.
Survived by his wife; one daughter - Kathy Ford of Plainview; one sister - Frances Williams of Corsicana; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.

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S. W. "Dub" Osborne
Sep 29, 1917 - Apr 9, 2005

Mr. Osborne started school in Hillsboro and lived in Emmett and Cleburne in his early life. He enlisted in the 36th Division Texas National Guard in 9Johnson County in 1939 and served in the 132d Field Artillery as a truck driver until the end of WWII. He remained a member of the 36th Division Association, attending many annual reunions. Mr. Osborne was a member of the Arrowhead Chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association and enjoyed remembering and sharing stories of his WWII adventures in North Africa, Germany, and Austria and the invasions of Southern France and Italy. He retired from the Santa Fe R.R. in the 1960's and served as a Johnson County Deputy under Sheriff Cliff Benson from 1969-1972.
He married his second wife, Sandra Sue Harris, on October 13, 1972 in Hamilton. They moved to Grandview in 1975 and raised, trained, and showed a bloodline of spotted donkeys and mules that is still known throughout the U.S. and in three foreign countries. Mr. Osborne served as Regional Representative and Registry Inspector for the American Donkey and Mule Society and was 2-time President of the Southwestern Donkey and Mule Society (awarded a lifetime membership in 2000) and was a member of Terry's Texas Rangers Sons of the Confederate Veterans Camp. He was a former member and officer in the Midway Saddle Club, Burleson Mounties, and Alvarado Range Riders riding clubs. He was an avid reader and a lifelong stockman, raising cattle, trading horses, and running fox with his beloved hounds.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra; two sons, Charles and Jerry; one daughter JoAnne Frizzell; one sister Roberta Cashion; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert Lee and Arlena Wells Osborne; brothers Jesse, Clyde, and Jack; sisters Loucille Fouston, Bernice Jones, Vesta Irwin, Mary Holloway, and Marie Prater.

Dub always maintained that his name was just the initials SW, but the Army made him pick a name. Since he had an uncle named Samuel Wells he chose that for his name. I have his school autograph book from July 27th, 1936, in which he put his name as SW Osborne. All of the autographs and poems just call him Dub. (J.Baker)

Notes:

  • s/o Albert Lee Osborne & Georgia Arlena Virginia (Wells) Osborne
  • Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
  • WWII Veteran

Bennie Loucille (Osborne) Fuston
Nov 16, 1897 - Oct 28, 1995

FORT WORTH - Loucille Fuston, 97, a homemaker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Azle Land Memorial Gardens.
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Loucille Fuston was born Nov. 14, 1897.
Memorials: Aldersgate Enrichment Center of Brownwood, P.O. Box 1406, Brownwood 76804.
Greenwood Funeral Home

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  • Fort Worth Star Telegram - Oct 29, 1995
  • w/o James Lee Fuston; s/o Albert Lee Osborne & Georgia Arlena Virginia (Wells) Osborne

Thomas Charles "Charlie" Barlow
Sep 14, 1922 - Jul 12, 1975

C. T. Barlow

Services will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Charlie T. Barlow, 52, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday night in Texas City. Rev. David Hale will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a boiler maker for the Amaco Co. in Texas City.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruby Barlow of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Early of Texas City and Mrs. Wanda Arriola of Lamarque; a son, Bobby Barlow of Corsicana; four grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Georgie Gafford of Margin City, La.; three brothers, Johnny Barlow of Dickerson and Bud Barlow both of Corsicana, and his mother, Mrs. Arie Barlow of Corsicana.

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Bell White III
Jan 14, 1935 - Nov 29, 1975

Bell White III

Funeral for Bell White III, who died Saturday in Waco, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. John's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

White, 40, was a Corsicana native and long time resident. He had been employed by J. M. Dyer company until opening his own business recently.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bell White III of Corsicana; one son, John Cullen White of Corsicana; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bell White Jr. of Corsicana; his grandmother, Mrs. Bell White Sr. of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. C. B. Williams of Houston and by two cousins.

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B. White III

Pallbearers for the Bell White III services held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Episcopal Church were: Herb Silverberg, Bud Silverberg, Donald B. Davis, Tom Abernathy, David Brown, Jack Thompson, Leslie Kelton Jr., Oliver Albritton, David Lamb, George Baum Jr., Ed Riley Jr., J. M. Dyer III, Hugh King and David Hawk.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery and arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

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John Llewellyn Gravelle
Jul 11, 1913 - Nov 29, 1975

John Gravelle

Services for John L. Gravelle, 62, who died Saturday in Corsicana, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in St. John's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The Revs. Ted Nelson, James Sigler, and Eugene Wood will officiate.

Gravelle is survived by his wife, Mrs. John L. Gravelle of Corsicana; one son, David Gravelle of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald Rushing of Hudson, Ohio; one granddaughter; one brother, George Gravelle of Missoula, Montana.

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J. L. Gravelle

Services for John L. Gravelle were held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Episcopal Church. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dr. John Griffin, Dr. Robert Bone, Wade Blackford, Taylor Judson, Theo Montfort, Rogers Ray, Don Marrett, Dr. Jim Barnabee, Hal Bookout, Jim Pipkin and J. D. Sheppard.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Myrtis Tabitha (Davis) Reeves-Brown
Aug 3, 1925 - Mar 9, 1975

Mrs. Brown

Services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. L. D. Brown Sr., 49, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. David Hale was to officiate, and burial following in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana and member of Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, L. D. Brown, Sr., of Corsicana; five sons, Hulen Reeves, Edward Brown and Steve Brown all of Corsicana, Louis Brown Jr. of Tyler and Kenneth Brown of Los Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Mrs. Mickey Butler of Corsicana; a brother, Henry Griffith of Cincinnati, Ohio and seven grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 10, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband L. J. Reeves married May 27, 1939 2nd husband Lewis Daniel Brown, Sr. d/o Hulen P. Davis & Fannie (Honea) Davis

Willie Platt
Oct 9, 1913 - Mar 1, 1975

Willie Platt

Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Willie Platt, 61, resident of Corsicana who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Maurice McLeroy officiated, and burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Winkler, had lived in Corsicana 30 years, and was a machinist for the Oil City Iron Works, veteran of World War II serving with the Medical Corps, and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sarah Platt of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. James Love of Tyler and Mrs. Robert Deisher of Garland: two grandchildren, two brothers, C. P. Platt of Winkler and B. F. Platt of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Loney Montgomery and Mrs. Clara Morrow of Springtown and Mrs. Eva Ferguson of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include E. H. Richards, Roy Dycus, Loyd Knotts, Dwane Bryson, O. D. Bailey and Clifton Russell.

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Louis Polk Nicholson
Sep 27, 1898 - Aug 11, 1976

L. P. Nicholson

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at
Oakwood Cemetery for Louis P. Nicholson who died in Austin.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louis P. Nicholson, Austin; one son, Louis Nicholson, Austin; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Gillen, Waco; one brother, Danny Nicholson, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Harry Hollinger, California; and a nephew, Deanie Montgomery, Corsicana.

Local arrangements will be handled by Corley Funeral Home.

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Theodora Winifred (Schiermann) Griffen
Jan 26, 1890 - Mar 20, 1976

Mrs. Griffen

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Corley's Chapel for Mrs. Theodora Griffen, 85, who died Saturday in a local nursing home.

Mrs. Griffen was preceded in death by her husband Allen W. Griffen. Mrs. Griffen was born and raised in Corsicana and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Griffen is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Annette Mears of Austin and five grandchildren.

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Thomas LaSalles "Tommie/Dick" Everett
Sep 13, 1893 - Jan 29, 1976

T. L. Everett

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at
Oakwood Cemetery for T. L. (Dick) Everett, 82, who died Thursday morning after a three-month illness. The Rev. Morris Wall will officiate. He lived at 1809 W. Collin St.

Arrangements are with Wilkerson and Hatch Funeral Home in Waco.

He was a longtime resident of Corsicana, and the son of the Late Dr. and Mrs. James L. Everett of Palmer.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Blanche Everett; two daughters, Mrs. W. R. (Lloyd) Neese of Waco and Mrs. W. G. (Susie) Elbers of Milwaukee, Wis.; two brothers, W. L. Everett of Palmer and Jim Everett of Dallas; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; an a number of nieces and nephews.

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Lula Blanche (Sloan) Everett
Oct 25, 1898 - Sep 17, 1977

Mrs. Everett

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at
Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Blanch Sloan Everett, 76, resident of Corsicana, who died last night at Twilight Home.

The Rev. Morris Wall will officiate.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Sue Albers of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Mrs. Lloyd Neese of Waco; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

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