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Frank Eastland Reames
Feb 22, 1890 - Jan 19, 1975

Frank Reames

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Frank E. Reames, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Corsicana.

Rev. Leroy Reaves was to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Survivors include a brother, H. A. Reames of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews were to be pallbearers.

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Robert Artis Holloway
Aug 18, 1906 - Mar 23, 1975

Artis Holloway

Graveside services were to be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery for Artis Holloway, 68, resident of San Antonio, who died Sunday in San Antonio.

Rev. Harold Lansford was to officiate. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

He was a native of Roane, lived in San Antonio 40 years, was a veteran of World War II, and retired manager of the First Credit Organization.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. W. B. Smith of Houston and Mrs. W. J. Smith of Little Rock, Ark.

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Helen Mae (Leonard) Gill
Sep 2, 1901 - Mar 22, 1975

Mrs. Gill

Services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Helen M. Gill, 73, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Paulyne Convalescent Home.

Rev. Bill Grimes was to officiate with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Iowa.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. L. L. Temple of Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. Joyce Donaho of Corsicana and two nephews, George Sheppard and John L. Sheppard both of California.

Pallbearers include Theman Johnson, Tiny McMullen, Harmon Boyd, Thomas Adams, Buford Daggett and Terry Johnson.

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Bertha Elizabeth (Cockrell) Morris-Collins
Jan 10, 1922 - Mar 17, 1976

Mrs. Collins

Services are pending at the Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Bertha Cockrell Collins, 55, resident of Dallas, who died in Parkland Hospital in Dallas early Wednesday morning.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Morris of Vidor; a daughter, Carolyn Boyte of Kerens; four sisters, Miss Nina Cockrell, Mrs. Laverne Nesmith, and Sue Robinson all of Corsicana and Mrs. Joe Painter of Eugene, Ore.; two brothers, William Cockrell of Cedar Creek and Marvin Cockrell of Cayuga; six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 17, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st husband Clonie Jerome Morris buried at Kerens Cemetery, Kerens, Tx. 2nd Emmett G. Collins married Dec. 27, 1969 (divorced); d/o George William "Billy" Cockrell & Sue Ella (Honea) Cockrell

William Richard Howell
Oct 27, 1904 - Apr 17, 1976

W. R. Howell

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William R. Howell, 70, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Tyler. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro County and retired Kaufman chief of police.

Survivors include two sons, Perry Howell of Corsicana and Ronnie Richard Howell of Athens; his mother Mrs. M. H. Howell of Corsicana; a brother, Perry Lafford Howell of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Louise Fogg of Corsicana; and another relative, Mrs. Bonnie Howell of Long Beach, Calif.

Pallbearers include Robert Parrish, C. J. Evans, Watt Myers, Carl Christian, W. H. Tipton and Walter Earl Parker.

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Charles Max Thornell
Mar 17, 1915 - Apr 11, 1976

Max Thornell

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for C. M. Thornell, who died Monday in Midland. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Thornell of Austin and Mike Thornell of Houston, and two grandsons, Justin Thornell of Houston and Rob Thornell of Austin.

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William Floyd Jones
Jan 4, 1908 - Jan 30, 1976

W. F. Jones

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Chapel for William F. Jones, 68, who died Friday afternoon in Twilight Home.

The Revs. T. F. Donald and David Williams will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, R. A. Jones, Jr. of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Kate Williams, Mrs. Mattie Bell and Mrs. Lucille Pellam, all of Corsicana; and a nephew, Glenn Ray Endy of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Victor Allen, Enis Hudson, Jodie Bassburn, Elvin Brock, Jimmy Reynolds, and Ronnie Gartrell.

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Minnie Johnson, Miss
Jun 21, 1892 - Mar 10, 1976

Miss Johnson

Graveside services were to be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery, for Miss Minnie Johnson, 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Eugene E. Wood was to officiate. Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a retired school teacher teaching from 1928-1962, a native of Corsicana and member of the Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two nephews, L. A. Johnson Jr. and J. W. McCammon, both of Corsicana and a niece, Mrs. Albert McElwrath of Houston and other relatives.

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Raymond Avelando Gonzales
Oct 3, 1956 - Jul 9, 1976

R. Gonzales

Funeral services will be held in Corley Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday for Raymond Gonzales, 19, who died in Houston Friday. The Rev. B. W. Johnson and the Rev. Gary Johnson will officiate.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Gonzales was a native of Corsicana. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Channels Box, Cleveland, Texas; his step-mother, Mrs. Hazel Gonzales, Houston; two sisters, Avalina Gonzales, Houston, and Debbie Box, Dallas; two brothers, Robert Avelando Gonzales, Houston and Charles Ervin Box, Cleveland; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Mathews, Corsicana. Pallbearers will be cousins.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Jul 11, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Avelando Gonzales & Annie Florine (Mathews) Gonzales per death certificate (death certificate informant was Mrs. Charles Box -mother)

Janye Matilda (Powell) Collins
Nov 2, 1900 - Apr 26, 1976

Mrs. Collins

Services were to be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cage Mills Downtown Chapel in Corpus Christi for Mrs. Charles C. (Janye Powell) Collins, 75, resident of Corpus Christi, who died Monday. Dr. Vernon O. Elmore officiated.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Harold Lansford officiating. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Durma, Miss., lived in Corpus Christi since 1957, was a retired schoolteacher and saleslady, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Corpus Christi. She was a former resident of Corsicana and taught school in Navarro.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. M. A. (Mary Elwyn) Frugla of Puyson, Ariz. ; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Minnie Lee Champion, Miss
Dec 31, 1898 - Jun 6, 1976

Miss Champion

Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. Monday at Oakwood for Miss Minnie Champion, 77, Dallas, who died Sunday in Dallas. The Rev. Elvis Egge will officiate. Corley Funeral Home will conduct.

She has resided in Corsicana for many years and was a retired nurse.

She is survived by one cousin, Mrs. Edna Gibson of Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

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Louis Herman Wossum
Jun 22, 1894 - Nov 15, 1976

Herman Wossum

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Herman Wossum, 82, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Maxie Boren will officiate with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Juanita Wossum of Corsicana; a son, H. L. Lewis of Los Angeles; a daughter, Mrs. Janice Burk of Wichita Kans.; a brother, R. L. Wossum of Lubbock; four grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Claud Lane, Bob Harper, Finis Martin, Gary Hayden, Melba Bower, and Pat Slaughter.

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Jennie Lee (Beal) Weatherford
Jan 31, 1901 - Aug 6, 1976

Mrs. Weatherford

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Jennie Lee Weatherford, 75, who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Terry Hodge will officiate.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, C. C. Weatherford of Corsicana; and a daughter, Mrs. Ann Pevehouse of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be William Clarkson, III, Thomas M. Spikes, Clay J. Berry, James Woods, E. Gary Burchfiel, and Dr. Lester E. McGary.

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Adolph William Weidmann
Nov 18, 1918 - Apr 17, 1976

A. Weidmann

Funeral services for Adolph W. Weidmann, who died at Dallas Saturday will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Michael Ward will officiate.

Weidman, 57, was a Dallas resident. A veteran of World War II, he was a retired baker and chemist.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Trena Weidmann of San Antonio and Miss Tresa Weidmann of Huntsville, one brother, Louis A. Weidmann of Dallas, and by one sister, Miss Emma Weidmann of Corsicana.

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Clinton Fouty "Clint" Paschall
May 3, 1895 - Jan 3, 1976

C. F. Paschall

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for C. F. Paschall, 80, resident of Arlington, who died Thursday in Arlington.

The Rev. David Hale will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a former resident of Corsicana, a retired machinist for Bethlehem Supply Co., a member of the Baptist church and a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George Stevens of Dallas; three grandchildren, Jackie Ellington, Mrs. Cheryl Ellington Coker, and Michael Paschall Ellington; two great-grandchildren, a brother, Hayden Paschall of Drane and a sister, Mrs. Katie Harkey of Los Angeles, Calif.

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Clarence Clifford Puckett
Nov 23, 1887 - May 25, 1976

Clarence Puckett

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Clarence C. Puckett, 88, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Paulyne's Convalescent Home.

The Rev. James Eddins will officiate, and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Rusk, lived in Corsicana 58 years, was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Abbie Puckett of Corsicana; four sons, J. C. Puckett of Terrell, Bobby Joe Puckett of Tyler, Johnny Puckett of Hixson, Tenn., and Preston Puckett of Houston; five grandchildren two great-grandchildren, a brother, John Puckett of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Allie Perry of Ennis and Mrs. Velvie Knight of Texarkana.

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Mary Martin (Spradling) Widish
Oct 1, 1947 - May 15, 1976

Mrs. Widish

WILMER - Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church here for Mrs. Mary Martin Widish, 28, who died in a Dallas hospital Saturday morning. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home. The Rev. Edgar Terrell and the Rev. Wesley L. Thompson will officiate.

Mrs. Widish is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Spradling Good of Wilmer; two sons, Shawn Charles Widish and David Andrew Widish, both of Wilmer; two daughters, Deanne Mary Widish and Holly Marie Widish both of Wilmer; by one brother, Andrew Niles Spradling of Athens; and by a niece, Stephanie Anne Spradling of Athens.

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Lula Lee "Lu" (Gray) Hamilton
Mar 27, 1888 - May 14, 1976

Mrs. Hamilton

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Southland Funeral Home in Grand Prairie for Mrs. E. E. (Lu) Hamilton, a former resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in an Arlington hospital. A grandson, the Rev. Bill Munnerlyn of California will officiate. Graveside services and burial will follow at 4 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, with Corley's Funeral Home directing.

She was the widow of the late E. E. Hamilton, former State Bank Examiner of Texas, and the great-granddaughter of David Mitchell, an earl pioneer of Corsicana. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Munnerlyn of Houston; a son, Leonard L. Hamilton of Grand Prairie; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Those wishing to do so may make a contribution to their favorite charity or to the American Cancer Society.

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Roy Douglas Williams
Dec 9, 1899 - Mar 4, 1976

R. D. Williams

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Roy Douglas Williams, 76, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at his residence.

Claud Holcomb and Alfred Pohl, Church of Christ ministers, will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood.

He was a native of Wortham and had lived in Corsicana since 1939, was a member of the Church of Christ and retired employe of Carroll and Harper Animal Hospital.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, two sons, Roy L. Williams of Corsicana, Joe Don Williams of Rice, seven grandchildren, five brothers, Otis Williams of Richland, Clarence Williams of Pattonville, Lee Williams of Alvin, Esau Williams and Pete Williams of Wortham, and several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Jessie Mae Hilliard
Mar 14, 1891 - Feb 25, 1976

Miss Hilliard

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Miss Jessie Mae Hilliard, 620 W. Fourth Ave., who died Wednesday morning. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She worked for many years as a secretary at the W. M. Tatum Hardware Company, Wolf Brand Chili, and secretary of the Red Cross for 20 years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ernest Anderson of Tuscon, Ariz., two nephews, W. E. Anderson of Denver and Frank Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz.

Her mother, was the late Mrs. Mattie Tatum.

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Lodowick Cobb "Lod" Allison, Sr.
Dec 10, 1915 - May 3, 1976

L. C. Allison

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at University Park Methodist Church in Dallas for Lodowick C. Allison, resident of Dallas, who died Monday afternoon at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Graveside services will be at 5:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Allison, Allison was a native of Corsicana but had resided in Dallas a number of years.

He was a managing partner of Lod C. Allison & Co., certified public accountants; manager of the Dallas County Hospital District; Director of El Chico Corporation; deputy collector of Internal Revenue Service for a number of years; a member of the Dallas and North Dallas Lion Clubs; and past executive director of the Texas Certified Public Accounts Society.

Survivors include: his widow, Mrs. Jenny Lee Allison of Dallas; two sons, Albert Allison of London, England and Wick Allison of Dallas; a granddaughter, Carolyn Allison; three sisters, Mrs. Ed M. Polk of Corsicana, Mrs. John McKissack of Sah Angelo, and Mrs. W. J. Wright of Rensselser, Ind.; a brother, Commander U.S.N. J. Kenneth Allison of Fairfax, Va. And other relatives.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

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L. C. Allison

Pallbearers at the services for Lod C. Allison to have been held at 3 p.m. today in University Park Methodist Church in Dallas were Davis B. Crow, Lon H. Emerson, Lloyd W. Birdwell, Dr. Gerald D. Long, H. Steven Bartlett, R. Allen Angell, W. Lee Branch and Gilbert Cuellar.

Graveside services will be at 5:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Misty Dawn McGahan
Died Jun 21, 1976

Misty McGahan

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Oakwood Cemetery for Misty Dawn McGahan, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McGahan of Corsicana. She died in Wortham Hospital Monday. The Rev. Uriah Stegman will officiate and Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Survivors include her parents; one sister, Sandra Dee Drain of Corsicana; one brother, John Aubrey Bostick of Corsicana; her grandparents, A. W. Drain of Corsicana; Mrs. Oleta Onstott of Pollock; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McGahan of Corsicana; great-grandparents, Mrs. R. M. Drain, Sr. of Black Hills and Mrs. Lee Putman of Navarro Mills.

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Mary Louise (Barlow) Sawyer
Jul 15, 1943 - Jun 20, 1976

Mrs. Sawyer

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Mary Louise Sawyer, 33, resident of Houston, who died Sunday in Henderson.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Ray Sawyer of Houston; a son, Darren Allen Sawyer; six daughters, Tammy Sawyer, Pamela Sawyer, Trail Shea Sawyer, Fay Sawyer, Kay Sawyer and Becky Sawyer, all of Houston; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Barlow of Corsicana; six brothers, Barney Barlow of San Benito, Tex., B. C. Barlow of Corsicana, Fred Barlow of Chatfield, Lester Barlow of Sulphur Springs, Cortis Barlow of Mt. Vernon, Curtis Barlow of Kerens, Utah, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Sawyer

Services will be at 5 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Mary Louise Sawyer, who died Sunday in Henderson, Texas. The Rev. Gene Gardner will officiate with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Wister David Lamb, Sr.
Mar 28, 1893 - Nov 5, 1976

W. D. Lamb

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. D. Lamb, 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in Twilight Home.

The Rev. James Shuler and the Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Mississippi, lived in Corsicana 52 years, was an accountant for the Wheelock Oil Company and Pearson Estate, and a veteran of WWI.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a son, David Lamb of Carrollton; two grandchildren, David Lamb III and Kelley Lamb both of Carrollton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be L. P. Forsythe, Wesley Edens, John N. Wheelock, Bryan Jordan, Dr. Dan B. Hamill and Don Winslow.

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Alma Christine (Simpson) Chambers
Jul 18, 1932 - Nov 4, 1976

Mrs. Chambers

Services wlill be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Alma Chambers, 44, resident of Corsicana, who died at Memorial Hospital yesterday after a long illness.

C. R. Durham will officiate and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Survivors include her husband, George W. Chambers of Corsicana; two sons, James C. Chambers of Waco and Joe A. Chambers of Wortham; two daughters, Miss Patricia A. Chambers of Corsicana and Mrs. Cynthia D. Cox of Weatherford; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Simpson of Wortham; a brother, Bill Simpson of Wortham; a granddaughter, Sandy Lee Cox of Weatherford and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Florence Evelyn (McLaughlin) Smith
Sep 29, 1892 - Jun 23, 1976

Mrs. Smith

Services were to be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. A. T. Smith, Sr., 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Hospital.

Charles B. Hodge will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, A. T. Smith, Jr. of Fort Worth; six daughters, Mrs. Joe B. Brown, Jr. of Teague, Mrs. A. J. Hickson of Port Arthur, Mrs. Ann Matthews of Corsicana, Mrs. W. D. Ragsdale, Jr. of Corsicana, Mrs. O. L. Luther of Bryan, and Mrs. Johnnie Pierce of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four brothers, A. R. McLauchlin of Longview, E. D. McLauchlin of Dallas, Ottis McLauchlin of Waco, and W. W. McLauchlin of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. E. E. Smith, Mrs. L. V. Majors, and Mrs. Duren Norris all of Corsicana.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Joseph Elgin "Joe" Butler
Jan 10, 1896 - Jun 27, 1976

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Rebecca Olivia (Kent) Butler
Mar 19, 1897 - Nov 27, 1977

Mrs. Butler

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Joe E. Butler, 80, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro County, lived most of her life in Corsicana, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two grandsons, Joe Butler Thomas of Midland and William B. Thomas Jr. of Dallas, five great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Frank Kent, Alvis Harwell, Elliott Middleton, Rusty Gaston, John Butler, and W. D. Wyatt.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 28, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Elgin "Joe" Butler; d/o John Jasper Kent buried in Providence Cemetery & Martha Jane "Mattie" (Ramsey) Middleton-Kent buried in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery

Morris Lee Miller
Feb. 17, 1909 - Dec. 18, 1976

M. L. Miller

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Morris Lee Miller, 67, of Corsicana who died Saturday at his home. Officiating will be Rev. James Shuler and Rev. LeRoy Reeves. Burial is to be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Miller of Corsicana; a son, William Miller of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Horace Miller of Waco and Will Holland Miller of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Eugena Garner of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Robena Lassister and Miss Lois Miller, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Mary Seldon Atkinson of Kerens.

Pallbearers are to be Clyde Garner, John Miller, Billy Lassister, Buster Atkinson, Mark Miller and Bobby Garner.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Dec. 19, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret Louise (Boyd) Miller married Jul. 27, 1931 s/o William Huntington Miller and Mary Annie (Miller) Miller

Faye Elizabeth (Slate) Graves
Feb 7, 1932 - Oct 5, 1976

Mrs. Graves

KERENS - Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Kerens for Mrs. Faye Slate Graves, 44, resident of Kerens for the past 15 years, who died last night following a lengthy illness.

Albert Brown will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. She was a former resident of Corsicana and a member of the Church of Christ in Kerens.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Graves of Kerens; four daughters, Mrs. Janet Whorton of Lubbock, Mrs. Judy Lemberg of Commerce, Miss Jackie Graves and Miss Jennifer Graves of Kerens; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Slate of Corsicana; a brother, John Slate of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Neese of Ennis; Mrs. Bobby Joyner of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lawrence McMillan of Kerens; and a grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Dan Slate, Darrell Olsen, James Olsen, Phil Joyner, Wayne Pritchett, and Larry Acock.

Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

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Myrtle May Butler, Miss
Jul. 26, 1885 - Apr. 15, 1964

Miss Butler Of Ennis Expires

Miss Myrtle Butler, 79, retired Southern Pacific Lines employe of Ennis, former Corsicana resident, died in Ennis Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Keever Chapel in Ennis Thursday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery here.

Miss Butler went to Ennis in 1923 from Corsicana.

Survivors include Curry Butler, Clark Butler, Mrs. H. L. Roberts and Roy Rogers, all of Corsicana, who are cousins.

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James Johlmer "Whitey" MacKay
Aug 23, 1901 - Jul 17, 1964

Whitey Mackay, Expires Friday

J. J. (Whitey) Mackay, 62, native of Deadwood, S. D., barber, 414 South Eighteenth street, died in Memorial hospital Friday night following an extended illness. He had resided in Corsicana 29 years.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Jimmie Mackay, a sister, Mrs. Hilma Barth, and a brother, Mike Mackay, all of Oakland, Calif., and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gipson, Roy Gipson, Raymond Wylie, Virgil Wylie, Curtis Smith and Lyndon Wilson.

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Ollie (Buchanan) Wagerlander
Aug 4, 1880 - Jan 15, 1964

Wagerlander Rites Friday

Mrs. Ollie Wagerlander, 83, 310 West Tenth Avenue, died Wednesday night.

Funeral services are planned Friday at 10 a.m. in the Griffin Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of Missionary Baptist church, will conduct the services, and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Wagerlander is survived by four nieces, Mrs. R. W. Doyle, Fort Worth; Mrs. George Warmack, Waco; Mrs. Kenneth Sessions, Kerens; and Mrs. Frank Ewing, Corsicana.

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Charles Wesley "Jake" Pugh
Sep. 10, 1909 - Aug. 17, 1972






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Alva Gladys (Bonner) Ashmore-Williams
Feb 10, 1907 - Dec 9, 1974

Mrs. Gladys Williams

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Gladys Williams, 67, Corsicana, who died Monday in Baylor Hospital in Dallas. The Rev. Wesley Howard will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Powell, she had lived in Corsicana most of her life and was a retired waitress and a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are one brother, Jesse Bonner of Streetman; two sisters, Mrs. Velma Walters of Roseville, Calif., and Mrs. Katy Thomas of Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec. 10, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Oscar Jackson Ashmore married Feb. 20, 1938 2nd unknown Williams; d/o Altas Lowry Bonner & Mary Emma (Brannon) Bonner

David Williams
Dec 7, 1916 - Dec 26, 1964

David Williams Rites Monday

Funeral services for David Williams, 48, who died in the Lisbon (Dallas) VA hospital Saturday, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Williams was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a son, David E. Williams, San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Jo Moren, Boston, and Mrs. Cavette Mashe, Somerset; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Mattie Williams, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Clayton, Somerset, and Miss Catherine Williams, Corsicana; two brothers, Bert Williams, Jr. and Frank Williams, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3366.

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William Booth Mullins
Oct 26, 1891 - Aug 10, 1964

W. B. Mullins Dies Monday

William B. Mullins, 72, of 502 South Fourteenth street, died in Memorial hospital Monday morning.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a son, Robert Frazier Mullins, Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Mrs. Jerry Ward, Lancaster and Michael B. Mullins, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Lucille Brunhouse and Mrs. Ruby Powell, both of Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Edna Ferro, Columbus, Ga.; and Mrs. Ethel Bates, Montgomery, Ala., and other relatives.

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Gussie Beatrice (White) Royall
Oct 22, 1875 - May 20, 1964

Hold Services For Mrs. Royall

Funeral services for Mrs. Gussie Beatrice Royall, 88, of 2020 West Collin street, who died in Evergreen Home Wednesday afternoon, were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 11 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. J. W. Ford, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent, assisted by Rev. N. H. Kupferle, Jr. pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a long-time member.

Born, October 22, 1875, in Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. Royall came to Texas in 1895 and then to Corsicana in 1913 with her late husband, J. N. Royall to establish the Royall Coffee company here.

Surviving are a son, J. N. Royall, Jr., Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Rittershacher, Corsicana; five grandchildren; J. N. Royall, III, and Donald R. Royall, both of Houston; Tommy R. Drummond and Mrs. R. E. King, both of Dallas, and Mrs. T. C. Chandler, Bryan; 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Chandler, Bob King, John Royall, Don Royall, Tom R. Drummond and Edgar Rittersbacher.

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John Henderson Underwood, Sr.
Apr 1, 1901 - Jan 13, 1964

John Underwood Services Held

Final rites for John Underwood of Lubbock were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Underwood, an automobile dealer of Lubbock and Littlefield, died Monday night at his home of a heart attack. He formerly was a deputy sheriff here in the mid-1920's and later operated the Underwood cleaning and pressing establishment before going to San Angelo where he was in the ranching business before going to Lubbock.

His son, John Underwood, Jr., was killed in a plane mishap several years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fern Hewitt Underwood, Lubbock; a brother, Dr. George M. Underwood, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. George H. Jones, McKinney, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clark Butler, Curry Butler, M. A. Tekell, J. S. Tekell, Robert Cason and C. O. (Cap) Curington.

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Lena Pearl (Peikert) Higginbotham
Jun 24, 1888 - Oct 24, 1964

Higginbotham Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Higginbotham, 76, of 1018 South Fifteenth street, who died in Memorial hospital Saturday, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a son, John Higginbotham, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Edith Williams and Mrs. Stella Blakney, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lola Perry, Lewisville; 11 grandchildren, two brothers, Capt. Boyd Peikert, San Antonio, and Howard Peikert, Nixon, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Florence Fullers, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Leathers, Roy Thompson, Robert Daniels, Frank Merrell, W. L. Ayers, Chick Reed and Sam Nagy.

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Dee Groves
Dec 7, 1886 - Jan 20, 1964

Dee Groves Dies Monday

Dee Groves, 77, city employe since 1953, died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning. He had been ill for several months and was in the M. D. Anderson Clinic in Houston last November.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. T. Davis.

Groves was a native of Cherokee county.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Kathleen Groves, both of Corsicana; a brother, Tom Groves, Dallas, and other relatives.

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George Washington Gipson, Sr.
May 13, 1877 - Apr 24, 1964

Hold Services G. W. Gipson

Funeral services for G. W. Gipson, 88, who died in Memorial hospital Friday, were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Native of Rolling Rock, Miss., he came to Corsicana 25 years ago and resided at 760 West Ninth avenue.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; seven sons, C. E. Gipson, A. R. Gipson, J. P. Gipson and G. W. Gipson, Jr., all of Dallas; Alvin Gipson, Malakoff; R. L. Gipson and T. R. Gipson, both of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Hodge, Malakoff; Mrs. Allie Mae Moore, Fort Worth; Mrs. J. J. Mackey, Corsicana, and Miss Mary Jane Gipson, Dallas; 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Mary Jane (Russell) Gipson
Feb 22, 1886 - Dec 25, 1973

Mrs. Gipson

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. today at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Gipson, 85, of Houston, who died in Houston Tuesday. Bill Reeser, First Baptist Church in Malakoff, will officiate, and burial will be at
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

She was a member of the Baptist church and a native of Arkansas.

Survivors include six sons, C. E. Gipson of Fort Worth, Alvis Gipson of Malakoff, R. L. Gipson and Tom R. Gipson of Houston, Jim Gipson of Dallas, and George W. Gipson of Duncanville; three daughters, Mrs. Millie Hodge of Nacogdoches; Alla Mae Frizzell of Fort Worth, and Mary Jane Turner of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Callie Hall and Dora Henderson of Mexia, Berta Herring of Overton, and Effie Hand of Longview; 21 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were to be pallbearers.

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Mary Louise (White) Gipson
Apr 16, 1888 - Jun 10, 1972

Mrs. Gipson

Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J. J. (Mary L.) Gipson, 84, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Burial was slated for
Oakwood Cemetery with Elder J. E. Barrington of the Primitive Baptist Church of Midland officiating.

She was a native of Smith County who moved to Navarro county in 1929 and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Midland.

Survivors include a son, Don L. Gipson of Midland; five daughters, Mrs. Euna Christie and Mrs. Ann Maggard of Corsicana, Mrs. Naomi Baggett and Mrs. David Jim Smith of Dallas and Mrs. Jimmie L. Brashear of Jacksboro; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Marjorie (Howell) Barton
Mar 9, 1895 - Nov 21, 1976

Mrs. Barton

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at
Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Marjorie Howell Barton, 81, resident of Beaumont and native of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Beaumont.

The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She had lived in Beaumont since 1928.

Survivors include three brothers, J. R. Howell and Ed R. Howell, both of Corsicana and J. W. Howell of Denison and a sister, Miss Mary Howell of Dallas.

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Sharon (Blackwell) Barton
Aug 27, 1939 - Jan 20, 2021

Sharon Barton, passed away January 20, 2021. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Service will follow at 1:00pm at
Oakwood Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Robert B. Blackwell & Lorene (Darby) Blackwell

Robert Eugene Bradley
Aug 15, 1899 - May 6, 1964

Hold Services R. E. Bradley

Funeral services for Robert Eugene Bradley, 64, retired, who died in Dallas Tuesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Walter Blackman and Rev. M. R. Oltom.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. W. R. Goynes, Dallas; two brothers, G. S. Bradley, Dallas, and Carroll Bradley, Tyler, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Luther J. Burns
Sep 6, 1885 - Dec 6, 1964

Luther Burns Services Held

Luther Burns, 79, retired farmer, 717 West Eighth Avenue, native of Groesbeck, died Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist church with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor, and Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister.

Surviving are three sons, A. C. and Lonnie Burns, both of Fort Worth, and Rev. Ezra Burns, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Earl Harrison, Ennis; Mrs. Arlie and Misses Edith Mae and Edna Fae Burns, all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leroy Barton, J. W. Dunlap, Pete Hester, R. D. Hamilton, Edward Ward and John Seay.

Corley directed.

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Sarah Elizabeth (Joplin) Owen
May 6, 1842 - Feb 2, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR AGED WOMAN

Mrs. Sarah E. Owen, aged 86 years, died at the Navarro county hospital Saturday night at 7 o'clock and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Alex Storr, 1803 West Seventh avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Owen lived with her sister, Mrs. Storr.

She was born in Tennessee but had resided in Corsicana for the past 19 years.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Storr, Corsicana and several nieces at Longview.

Sutherland Undertaking company had charge of the funeral .

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Patrick Oran "Pat" Barton
1901 - Jun 9, 1966

Postal Clerk Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday

Pat Barton, 65, native of Grand Prairie, 1108 West Third avenue, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial hospital late Thursday following a heart attack at the family residence.

Barton was a clerk in the post office. He was a veteran of World War I and was a deacon in the First Christian church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, minister of the church, assisted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Kathy Barton, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Scroggins, Pico Rivers, Calif. and Mrs. A. C. Levi, Brownwood; a brother, L. N. Barton, Archer City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Stewart, Wayne Norris, Jerry Mims, Charles K. Peters, J. Wesley Edens, Jr.; Sam Werner, Robert McMullan and Cavin Holloway.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jun 10, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Anne Eloise (Jenkins) Barton s/o James Daniel Washington Barton buried Shady Grove Cemetery, Grand Prairie, Tx. and Mary Isabelle (Cook) Barton (she is his 2nd wife died in 1919 buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Grand Prairie, Tx.)

Robert Daniel Barton
Oct 9, 1894 - Dec 3, 1964

Robert Barton Dies Thursday

Robert D. Barton, 70, retired Mobil refinery superintendent at Beaumont, died in Beaumont Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian church.

Baptist and World War veteran, Barton, went to the Beaumont refinery of Magnolia (predecessor to Mobil in this area 40 ) years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Barton, Beaumont; two brothers, Patrick Barton, Corsicana, and Lee Barton, Archer City; two sisters, Mrs. A. C. Levi, Brownwood, and Mrs. Joe Scoggins, Montebello, Calif. and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Dec. 4, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Marjorie (Howell) Barton; s/o James Daniel Washington Barton buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Grand Prairie, Tx. & Mary Adaline (Burlison) Barton (she was James' first wife died in 1899 buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Grand Prairie, Tx.)

William Alexander Sloan, Jr.
Sep 23, 1915 - Aug 13, 1990
 
Ex-principal, commanding officer William Sloan dies after illness

William A. Sloan, former commanding officer at the Austin Naval Reserve and a principal for 34 years in the Austin Independent School District, died Monday after a long illness. Sloan was 73.

Originally from Roscoe, Sloan began his AISD career in 1945 as a vice principal at Allan Junior High. He was promoted to principal in 1947.

When Travis High School opened in 1953, he was its first principal. In 1964, he transferred to McCallum High School where he served as principal until his retirement in 1979.

Roy Coers, who served as vice principal for 23 years at McCallum, said he worked with Sloan for 13 years and respected him.

"He was a strong disciplinarian," Coers said. "He was able to get the best behavior out of the children through their teachers. I never worked with anybody better than him. He made my last 13 years the best. He was as solid as a rock and I took my strength from him."

Coers also said Sloan "gave his teachers strong support, which produced good teacher morale, which produced good student morale."

Sloan enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served with the 21st Marine Regiment on Iwo Jima.

In 1946, he became a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve and was named Commander of the Austin Naval Reserve in 1952. He also served as a liaison officer for the United States Naval Academy.

Although Sloan was involved in various civic and community organizations, he was always a family man, who provided strong leadership for his children, said his wife, Olena Seay Sloan.

"We raised four children - three boys and a girl," she said. "He was a good father and he was tops with the boys, who were very good. So is my daughter."

Sloan is survived by his wife; his daughter, Mrs. Phillip Hawes, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his sons, William A. Sloan, III, of Flower Mound; Dr. Thomas M. Sloan and Joseph S. Sloan, both of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Walls, and Willa B. Patterson, both of Abilene; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial services for Sloan will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Weed-Corley Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd. The family requests contributions be made to the W.A. Sloan Scholarship Fund at the Institute of Christian Studies, 1909 University Ave., Austin 78705.

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Elbert Thompson, Jr.
Jan 24, 1923 - Oct 2, 1983


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Thomas Coleman Waldrop
Nov 12, 1924 - Feb 12, 2021

Thomas Coleman Waldrop, tall Texan, lifelong patriot, faithful and devout Christian, passed away in Dallas, Texas on February 12, 2021 at age ninety-six. Though he hung up his boots, Tom left a trail of dust as he spent his life ardently pursuing one interest after another.
Graveside service is scheduled for 12 noon Thursday, March 18 at Moore Memorial Gardens, 1219 N. Davis Dr., with Tom's grandson, Shawn Waldrop officiating. Pallbearers include grandsons Bryan Waldrop, Shawn Waldrop, Jeffrey Waldrop, James Grissel, Jeremy Grissel, Dalton Waldrop and granddaughter, Taylor Waldrop Rhea. To honor his life with family and friends, a Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church at a date to be announced, with the hope that all can attend and celebrate.
Born November 12, 1924 to Gilbert Coleman Waldrop and Camilla Maree Butler Waldrop, Tom began his adventurous life in Dallas, where his father worked as a patent attorney. The family moved to Washington DC for his father's continued patent work, then back to Dallas during the Depression. Tom often described the conditions so many folks struggled to endure during those Depression years. Life was tough, but his father somehow managed ownership of a farm in Garland, giving Tom a place to ride his horse, Trixie, and the family a spot to enjoy outings for fishing and picnics.
Summers were most always spent "back home" in Tennessee where his parents were raised, and where loving grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins looked forward to their yearly return. Conditions were far more rural in that part of the country, and for a kid, it was just the kind of place to run barefoot and spit watermelon seeds.
Tom fondly spent his high school years in Monahans, Texas. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, most young men in his class were eager to join the fight. It was after his family's move to Irving that Tom signed up for military service. Following his enlistment and Naval training, he spent the remainder of World War II stationed in the South Pacific, where he served as an aviation training instructor.
Following the war, Tom married Betty Jean Irvin Orton, whom he had met in Irving. After starting school at Arlington State College, as well as starting a family with the birth of their first son, he and Betty Jean headed to Austin and enrolled in the University of Texas where Tom studied engineering.
At the start of the Korean War the family moved to Arlington, and Tom began work for the company his father had cofounded a few years before. Newly relocated to Arlington, Oil States Rubber Company manufactured molded rubber products, primarily for the oil industry. As the company grew Tom took on various roles, as an engineer, products manager, and marketing manager.
With Arlington enjoying a spurt of rapid growth, Tom became active in civic affairs, serving on various boards, including the Planning and Zoning Board, the Recreation Board, YMCA, Tarrant County Girl Scouts, and Arlington Rotary Club. He was elected to the City Council and served six years, part of that time as mayor pro-tem. He was named Outstanding Young Man by the Arlington Jaycees and Citizen of the Year by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
In 1961 Tom founded Regal Tool & Rubber Company in Grapevine, Texas, serving as its president and CEO until its merger with Texas International Company. Regal moved to Corsicana in 1975, having become prominent in its chosen markets of oil tools and oilfield rubber goods manufacture, with worldwide sales, and branch plants in New Orleans and Venezuela. During that time Tom was a member of several manufacturing associations, presented technical papers, received a Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation, was granted thirteen US patents for developments in oilfield equipment, and served on the Board of Directors of Texas International.
While involved with activities in Grapevine, Tom acted as president of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce and was on the organizing board of the Grapevine Rotary Club. He helped charter American Bank of Commerce in Grapevine and served as Chairman of the Board for six years.
When his company moved to Corsicana, so did Tom. He soon retired, finally able to achieve his life-long dream of owning a ranch. But ranching wasn't retirement. It wasn't long before he was attending ranch management classes at Navarro College and serving on agriculture and college committees. He loved the physical work on his Wolf Creek Ranch, raising cattle with the help of his dog, Hobo. It was the perfect lure to draw his grandchildren, and they will long remember the wonderful times there with PaPaw. During his time in Corsicana Tom became involved with banking once again, helping organize City National Bank in 1983. A founding director, he served as a member of that board for 37 years until his death, being named Chairman of the Board Emeritus in 2016.
Of course Tom still didn't understand retirement. He had a deep feeling of duty and responsibility, instilled by his parents so many years before. Soon he found himself on the campaign trail, then heading to Austin to serve in the Texas House of Representatives. While serving four terms representing Navarro and Henderson counties, he took the job very seriously, always fighting for the high principles he wanted his beloved Texas to uphold.
About twenty years ago Tom moved from Austin to Pantego to be near his family. He became a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington and enjoyed friendship and fellowship there. Through the years he has been an active supporter of many causes, charitable organizations and scholarships.
Standing, as he would say, "six foot five and a half", Tom was a true Texan in stature. Cowboy boots and hat were most often his dress, complete with his signature turquoise belt buckle. And he was a storyteller by nature, never forgetting details he had carefully observed. Researching and writing the history of his family was a passion that kept him involved and busy for many years.
Tom is survived by his children Tommy Waldrop, Alice Grissel and Harold Waldrop and their spouses Lila Burges Waldrop, James Grissel, and Julie McCulley Waldrop; 9 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; special friends Koma Waldrop and Cynthia Gilbert; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Gilbert Coleman Waldrop and Camilla Butler Waldrop, and his sisters Rachel Waldrop Harris, Ruth Waldrop Hord, and Molly Waldrop Lara.

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Leon Fernandez Hardee, Rev.
Jan 5, 1901 - Oct 14, 1979

Rev. L.F. Hardee

Rev. L.F. Hardee, 78, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Waco, died Sunday night.

Arrangements were with Boykins Funeral Home in Waco. The Rev. Doyle A. McCraw, President of the Texas Baptist Convention, officiated with burial following at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Hardee was the seventh child born to America and Henry Hardee in Corsicana in 1901. He attended school in Corsicana and graduated from G.W. Jackson High School.

He was also former pastor of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana. He served as president of Butler College and high school principal at Rice.

He was state director of Christian Education in the Texas Baptist Convention; dean and moderator of the Willow Grove Baptist District Association; dean of the Texas Baptist Sunday School and Baptist Training Union Congress and member of the board of education for the National Baptist Convention.

He has also authored several books on Christian education emphasizing church music education.

Hardee was also recipient of the Silver Beaver Award - the highest Scout honor that can be awarded as an adult.

Hardee received his B.S. degree from Bishop College in Marshall, B.D. degree and master of religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He was the first black to receive two degrees from the seminary.

Paul Quinn College conferred a doctor of divinity on him for meritorious service in Christian education.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Johnnie D. Hardee; a foster daughter, LIVING; and a brother, John Hardee of Los Angeles.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Weekly Light (Corsicana, TX); 25 Oct 1979

Walter Day
Birth unknown - Apr 27, 1963

RITES FOR MR. WALTER DAY

Mr. Walter Day, a prominent citizen of Streetman, Texas, passed away April 27, 1963. He worked for Mrs. Alf Milligan for many years.

Services will be held from the Good Will Baptist Church, Streetman, Friday, 2:00 p.m. Rev. E. C. Davis, pastor Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Corsicana will conduct the services.

Members of the Blooming Banner Lodge No. 259, will serve as pallbearers, Calhoun directing.

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William McHamlett
Birth unknown - Sat., Apr. 13, 1963

Negro Slain In Shots Exchange With Brother

An elderly negro, who allegedly made repeated threats to kill his brother and sister-in-law in a family altercation, was fatally wounded in a gunfire exchange Saturday at 5:50 p.m. with his brother, whose wife was accidentally hit when she was caught in the cross-fire, investigating city police said.

Dead on arrival at Memroial Hospital was William McHamlett, past 60, 202 East Fifteenth avenue.

Treated for a bullet wound in the right shoulder was Bessie McHamlett, 516 East Twelfth avenue, who was charged with murder and released on his own recognizance by Justice of the Peace G. C. Bowden who fixed bond at $500.

Investigating Police Officer Harold Pritchett and Sgt. J. G. Crawford quoted Willie McHamlett as saying William had been to his home twice earlier in the day cursing and threatening to kill him and his wife Bessie in an argument about keys to the home of another brother who died Jan. 10 in California.

Willie McHamlett told police that William left and returned a third time shortly before 6 p.m. armed with a .45 Colt revolver and fired several shots at him (Willie) who went to a bedroom and got a .38 calibre pistol and returned the fire. One bullet hit William in the chest near the heart area. Police said they questioned neighbors who related they had heard the earlier exchanges between the brothers in which William allegedly made threats to kill Willie and Bessie.

A Calhoun ambulance transported the dead man to the hospital having picked him up from a Corley ambulance that arrived first on the scene.

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Michael Wayne Cornish
Jun 18, 1960 - Apr 24, 1976

M. W. Cornish
B. J. Shaw

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Second Mission Baptist Church for Billy Joe Shaw, 23 and Michael Wayne Cornish, 15, who died Saturday in a car accident west of Corsicana.

The Rev. Paul Curry will officiate and burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include Shaw's wife, Beverly Sue Shaw of Corsicana; his children Shantelle Shaw and Marian Shaw, both of Corsicana; their mother, Doretha Shaw of Corsicana; Shaw's father, Grady Shaw of Corsicana; Cornish's father, Charlie Cornish of Corsicana; five sisters, Stephanie Jones of Augusta Georgia, Billie Ann Cornish of Denton, Marilyn Gibson, Charlene Cornish and Rosaline Cornish, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Charley Ray Cornish, both of Corsicana, and Carl Edward Cornish of Streetman; their grandmother, Rethea Mullin of Dallas; their grandfather, Willie Gibson, Sr. of Corsicana; and Cornish's grandfather, Charlie Cornish Sr. of Corsicana.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers. Scott Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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John McCrary
Oct 16, 1895 - Oct 7, 1963

John McCrary Dies Monday

John McCrary, long-time negro carpenter of Corsicana died at Memorial Hospital Monday. Funeral rites will be held from Bethlehem Baptist church Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Trussie Jones and Mrs. Johnnie Talley, all of Corsicana; two sons, James, Dallas, and David, Houston; 10 grandchildren.

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William P. Shaw
Oct 26, 1892 - Aug 9, 1963

Services for P. W. Shaw, Saturday, 11 a.m., Second Mission Baptist Church.

Wilbur Calhoun, Calhoun Funeral Home.

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Marie (Manson) Shaw
Dec 24, 1900 - Aug 12, 1963

Services for Mrs. Marie Shaw, Sunday, 2 p.m., Mt. Mariah Baptist Church, Barry, Texas. Burial in Corsicana.

Walter Calhoun � Calhoun Funeral Home

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Oscar Granville
Jan 5, 1892 - Aug 15, 1963

Calhoun was called to Rusk, Tex. for the body of Oscar Granville, yesterday. Resident 307 East ith Ave., Corsicana. Services pending.

Walter Calhoun - Calhoun Funeral Home.

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Billy Joe Shaw
Apr 10, 1953 - Apr 24, 1976

M. W. Cornish
B. J. Shaw

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Second Mission Baptist Church for Billy Joe Shaw, 23 and Michael Wayne Cornish, 15, who died Saturday in a car accident west of Corsicana.

The Rev. Paul Curry will officiate and burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include Shaw's wife, Beverly Sue Shaw of Corsicana; his children Shantelle Shaw and Marian Shaw, both of Corsicana; their mother, Doretha Shaw of Corsicana; Shaw's father, Grady Shaw of Corsicana; Cornish's father, Charlie Cornish of Corsicana; five sisters, Stephanie Jones of Augusta Georgia, Billie Ann Cornish of Denton, Marilyn Gibson, Charlene Cornish and Rosaline Cornish, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Charley Ray Cornish, both of Corsicana, and Carl Edward Cornish of Streetman; their grandmother, Rethea Mullin of Dallas; their grandfather, Willie Gibson, Sr. of Corsicana; and Cornish's grandfather, Charlie Cornish Sr. of Corsicana.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers. Scott Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Sneed Hamilton Woodard
Aug 1, 1955 - Jan 18, 1963

Final Rites Of Sneed Hamilton Woodard

Sneed Hamilton Woodard, age seven, expired in Terrell, Texas. Rites will be at Second Mission Baptist Church, Sunday, January 20, 1963. Reverand Paul Curry, minister. Father, Mr. Cleotha Woodard, mother Mrs. Estelle Woodard and three sisters and one brother mourn for him.

Calhoun directing.

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Robert Lee Dixon, Sr.
Jun 24, 1921 - Jan 18, 1963

Final Rites Of Robert Dixon

Mr. Robert Dixon expired at Memorial Hospital Friday, January 18, 1963. Rites are pending the arrival of relatives. Calhoun will be directing.

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Mozelle T. (Adams) Dixon
Sep 5, 1904 - Jun 2, 1975

Mrs. Dixon

Funeral services are pending at Ross and Johnson Mortuary for Mrs. Mozelle Dixon who died Monday after a short illness.

She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 109 and was a member of the First Independent Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Clim Dixon of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Dixon

Wake services will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary for Mrs. Mozelle Dixon, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday after a short illness.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Polk officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Clim Dixon of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lula M. Ford of Dallas, and a brother, Jack Adams of Oakwood, and other relatives.

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Melvin Ray Driver
1930 - Aug 16, 1963

Couple Slain In Houston Rites Pending

Andrew Driver, 33, of Pelham, and his wife, Lunetta, 26, were dead on arrival at the Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston late Friday afternoon, suffering gunshot wounds, it was learned here Friday night.

The negro family was residing in Houston temporarily where the husband was employed. The woman, it was stated, had been shot five times, and the husband twice near the heart.

The bodies were brought to the Calhoun funeral Home here where funeral arrangements were incomplete Saturday.

Houston police are investigating.

Surviving are eight children ranging in age from eight years to eight months and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun Sat., Aug 17, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Woodland Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Lunetta (Lusk) Driver; s/o Lee Andrew Driver & Pearly (Benton) Driver
  • (Assumed buried here - death certificate says City cemetery, Corsicana, Tx.- death certificate says Melvin Ray Driver but obit says Andrew Driver)

Lunetta (Lusk) Driver
1937 - Aug 16, 1963

Couple Slain In Houston Rites Pending

Andrew Driver, 33, of Pelham, and his wife, Lunetta, 26, were dead on arrival at the Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston late Friday afternoon, suffering gunshot wounds, it was learned here Friday night.

The negro family was residing in Houston temporarily where the husband was employed. The woman, it was stated, had been shot five times, and the husband twice near the heart.

The bodies were brought to the Calhoun funeral Home here where funeral arrangements were incomplete Saturday.

Houston police are investigating.

Surviving are eight children ranging in age from eight years to eight months and other relatives.

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Ruby Lee (Bates) Bailey
Jan 28, 1920 - Mar 8, 1963

MRS. RUBY LEE BAILEY of Corsicana, passed away Mar. 8, 1963. Funeral rites Tuesday, March 12th at the Church of Christ East 7th Ave., eulogy byt the pastor, Bro. Willie Whitmore.

Calhoun directing.

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Jack L. Holleman, Sr.
Nov 8, 1918 - Apr 24, 1963

Rites for Mr. Jack L. Holleman Sr., will be held from the Calhoun's Chapel, Saturday, May 4 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dock Reese of Palestine will give the eulogy.

Calhoun Directing.

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Ernest Chandler
Nov 11, 1913 - Apr 26, 1963

Rites for Mr. Ernest Chandler will be held from the Calhoun's Chapel, Tuesday, April 29, 10 a.m.

Calhoun directing.

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Clara Jane (Ford) Gowan
Mar 18, 1893 - Aug 17, 1966

Mrs. Gowan Dies Here Wednesday

Mrs. T. A. Gowan, Sr., 74, native of Kerens, 312 West Park avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Postoak cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a member. She was a member of Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128.

The Gowans had resided in Corsicana 40 years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; three sons, Paul E. Gowan, Corsicana; Thomas A. Gowan, Jr., Mesa, Ariz., and David E. Gowan, Odessa; a daughter, Mrs. A. W. Benson, Deer Park; 18 grandchildren, two brothers, Chleo Ford, Corsicana, and Jack Ford, Mangum, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Martha Pirtle, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. A. McPherson, Homer Bryant, Bud Jones, Aubrey Fincher, W. R. Rascoe and Sam Gordon.

Home Rebakah Lodge No. 128 will have charge of graveside rites.

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Louis LaVern Johnson
abt 1955 - Jul 7, 1966

Fire Victim Rites Monday

Funeral services for Louis LaVern Johnson, 11-year-old child, who died Friday of burns suffered Thursday, will be held from the AME Church Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Elm Flat cemetery near Powell.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. George Willis, pastor of the church.

The child was critically burned Thursday morning in the bathroom of her home, 301 East Tenth avenue in the explosion of a glass jug of gasoline as she prepared to take a bath.

An older sister, 12-year-old Wanda, heard the explosion and summoned help. The victim was found in the bathtub when the locked door was forced.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hammitt Bruton, foster mother, Gertrude Johnson, Corsicana, two brothers, five sisters, two nephews and two nieces.

Scott Funeral Home directs.

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Lacy Woods
Mar 23, 1912 - Aug 17, 1966

Slate Services For Lacy Woods

Funeral services for Lacy Woods of Dallas will be held Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Woods Chapel A. M. E. church at Powell. Rev. Clarence Miller will officiate.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jeanette Woods; two step-daughters, Delores and Ludelia; two step-sons, J. P. and Victor; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Mae Willis, three brothers, Enree, Willie and Maderia Woods.

Scott Funeral Home directs.

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Herman Bryant
Sep 19, 1942 - Apr 9, 1966

Herman Bryant Fatally Hurt In Auto Mishap

Herman Bryant, 30-year-old Powell negro, was killed Saturday night in a one-car accident on FM Road, 1182, a mile and a half east of Interstate 45 at Ennis.

The 1955 Ford station wagon in which Bryant was a passenger went out of control, investigating officers said, and the victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Ennis Municipal hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Ebenezer Baptist church in Powell with burial in the Elm Flat cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry Blair, pastor.

Surviving are his wife and three children, Powell; parents, Bessie Me Bryant and Norman Bryant, Jr., Corsicana; four sisters and three brothers.

Scott Funeral Home directed.

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George Talley
Dec 10, 1904 - Jan 28, 1966

George Talley Dies Friday

George Talley, 307 North Fifth street, head custodian at the U. S. Post office here, died in Memorial hospital late Friday.

Arrangements are pending at Scott Funeral Home.

A World War II veteran, Talley had been with the post office 16 years and in Corsicana since 1932.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a brother, six nephews and two nieces.

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Addie (Eakles) Washington
Dec 25, 1886 - Aug 9, 1966

Mrs. Washington Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Washington, 79, who died at her home in Hubbard Tuesday will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Good Will Baptist church, Birdston Valley, Streetman.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. E. Williams, pastor. Burial will be in the Birdston Valley cemetery.

Mrs. Washington had resided at Hubbard 19 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elzora Barnes, Hubbard; five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Calhoun directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug. 13, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Birth record says d/o Anderson Eakles and Cracie (Harris) Eakles. Death certificate says d/o Anderson Eakles & Chrissie (Smith) her monument says Ciecy Eakles - daughter is Elzora Barree per death certificate

James Earnest Gotcher
Aug 11, 1924 - Nov 9, 1977

Earnest Gotcher

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Earnest Gotcher, 53, resident of Guymon, Okla. who died Wednesday at Guymon.

Maxie Boren will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Powell and served in the Air Force.

Survivors include his wife of Guymon, Okla., two daughters, Mrs. Gloria Hermes of Saint Regis, Mt. and Mrs. Jerry Gay of Guymon; two sons, Vernon Gotcher of Saint Regis and Alvin Gotcher of Guymon; six grandchildren, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newell Gotcher of Powell; a brother, Norman Gotcher of Tyler; three sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Ellison of Edmond, Okla., Mrs. Jewell Rutherford of Kerens, and Mrs. Gayle Garner of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Bernard Simmons, Raymond Simmons, J. R. bush, Ron Garner, Don Ellison and Leon Aven.

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Thomas Sloan Rea
Nov 19, 1888 - Feb 9, 1964

Hold Services For Sloan Rea

Funeral services for Thomas Sloan Rea, 75, of 1607 Maplewood, who died in Memorial hospital Sunday afternoon, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Cass French, Jr., pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Rea, Corsicana; a son, George H. Rea, Clinton, Miss.; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Moore, San Angelo; a granddaughter, Martha Rea, Clinton, Miss.; a brother, Jack Rea, and two sisters, Mrs. C. B. Jordan and Mrs. L. W. Keathley, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe T. Smith, E. W. (Pete) O�Danioel, J. H. Rivers, Dock Allen, Rufus Pevehouse, M. A. Tekell, Ed Rittersbacher and C. N. Tramel.

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Edna Rose (Joyner) Stanford
May 28, 1927 - Feb 8, 1964

Mrs. Stanford Services Held

Final rites for Mrs. Walter C. Stanford, 36, who died in Beaumont Saturday, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Noel Fisher, pastor of the Oakhurfst Methodist church in Fort Worth.

Surviving are her husband and two sons, Wendell C. and David M. Stanford, all of Beaumont; mother, Mrs. Mattie Mae Joyner, Fort Worth; three brothers, Tommy E. Joyner, Verington, Nev.; Golden M. Joyner, Austin, and Jimmy C. Joyner, Brownfield, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Vannoy Pope, Earl Joyner, Huberth Joyner, Robert Joyner, Jerry Caton, Buddy Caton and Elvin Harrison.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 11, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Waler Clifton Stanford buried Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Tx; d/o Clarence Andrew Joyner & Mattie Mae (Golden) Joyner

Lester Earl Owens
Mar 31, 1903 - Feb 19, 1964

Earl Owens, 60, Dies Wednesday

Earl Owens, 60, employe of Buck's Appliances, 521 North Beaton Street, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday morning.

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

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, D. D. Owens, Dallas; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Brownlow Humphrey, Fort Worth; five brothers, Jess and Newell Owens, both of Vernon; Grover Owens, Crowell; John Owen, Abilene; and Delbert Owens, Pontiac, Mich., and other relatives.

Owens was a native of Dallas county.

Pallbearers will be A. A. Copeland, J. I. Saunders, T. J. Burkholder, Will Hashop, W. L. Norton, Paul Garner, and Farley McCarver.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 19, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lillie Mae (Davy) Owens 2nd wife Avis Estella (Ramsey) Owens; s/o William Jesse Owens & Emma Belle (Johnson) Owens

Shelby H. Stone, Jr.
Nov 9, 1925 - Oct 23, 1964

Shelby Stone Services Held

Final rites for Shelby Stone, 38, Dallas truck driver native of Corsicana, who died in Dallas Friday morning, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty Lynn, Patricia and Dorothy Jean Stone, all of Dallas; mother, Mrs. Effie Stone, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Paschal, Jack Paschal, Bryant Paschal, Jr.; Jack Russell, Dan Paschal and Otis Langston.

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Lemuel Eugene Smith
Dec 28, 1888 - Oct 22, 1964

Saturday Rites Lemuel Smith

Funeral services for Lemuel E. Smith, 78, retired Cameron Lumber Company employe, who died at his home, 1601 West Eleventh avenue Thursday, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Jester Smith, High Island; Roy Smith, California, and Newton Smith, Corpus Christi; two daughters, Mrs. Weldon Nokes, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Thomas McPherson, Beaumont; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Lee Tiener and Mrs. Willie Johns, both of Athens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leroy Ferguson, Garrett Sisson; Stanley Gorman, Aubrey Seale, Chester Sprinkle and D. G. Wylie.

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Lucille (March) Stone
Sep 9, 1886 - Oct 28, 1965

Mrs. H. L. Stone Rites Saturday

Graveside services for Mrs. Hugh Lamar Stone, who died in San Angelo early Thursday, will be held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. O. Wood, San Angelo Presbyterian minister, father of Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church here.

Surviving are her husband of San Angelo, a son, Hugh Lamar Stone, Jr., Houston; a grandson, Hugh Lamar Stone III, Houston; a granddaughter, Miss Bryce Stone, Houston; a brother, John Abe March, San Angelo, and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Eloisa (Aldama) Guerrero
Feb 29, 1920 - Jan 8, 1965

Mrs. Guerrero Expires Friday

Mrs. Eloisa Aldama Guerrero, 44, of Dallas, died in Navarro clinic Friday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor.

Surviving are her husband, B. S. Guerrero, and a son, Ben H. Guerrero, both of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gabino Aldama, Corsicana; four brothers, John, Ben and George Aldama, all of Corsicana, and Richard Aldama, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. D. T. Gonzales, Corsicana; Mrs. Ernest Fletes, III, Marlin, and Miss Eva Marie Aldama, Dallas, and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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Robert Ferdinand Jones
Aug 30, 1892 - Jan 5, 1965

Hold Services Robert F. Jones

Final rites for Robert F. Jones, 72, farmer-stockman, Route 1, Purdon, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The services were conducted by C. E. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ of which Jones was a member.

Jones died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday at noon.

Surviving are his wife of Route 1, Purdon; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee Clark, Sulphur Springs; Mrs. Ruth Harrison and Mrs. Faye Hand both of Corsicana, and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Henry Russell, Jack James, Frank Carver, Lonnie Burgett, Lester Burgett and Gene Carver.

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Anna Mae (Wilson) Dunton
Jan 23, 1889 - Feb 21, 1965

Mrs. J. H. Dunton Dies Sunday, Rites Monday

Mrs. Anna Mae Dunton, 76, wife of J. H. Dunton, 717 North Thirty-Seventh Street died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a member.

Native of Kaufman, Mrs. Dunton spent most of her life in Black Hills and Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jack McMains, Lancaster, Calif.; a brother, Walter P. Wilson, Beaumont; two sisters, Mrs. Robert E. Layton, Tyler, and Mrs. Porter Spikes, Riverside, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.


Pallbearers were Albert Frey, Earl Smalling, Charlie Bee, Curry Butler, Lewis Foster, Paul Moore and Johnny Chirafis.

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Ernest R Prince
Apr 9, 1888 - Jun 16, 1965

Friday Rites E. R. Prince

Ernest R. Prince, 76, World War I veteran, 2111 West Third Avenue, was found dead in his pick-up truck at 2104 West Fourth avenue early Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Friday at 4 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Officer Ted Warren investigated the report of the man slumped in his pick-up. Prince was taken to Memorial hospital and W. H. Tipton, justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict of death from natural causes.

Prince was a cattleman, farmer, and rancher.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Barnes, Washington, D.C.; a granddaughter, Jackie Louise Barnes, Washington, D. C.; two brothers, Charlie Prince, Shreveport, La., and Dexter Prince, Victoria; three sisters, Mrs. T. H. Benton, Houston; Mrs. J. H. Pitts and Mrs. June Clark, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Harvey Monroe Mesker
Nov 12, 1939 - Nov 16, 1965

H. M. Mesker Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Harvey Monroe Mesker, 26, who was accidentally electrocuted near Edinburg Tuesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Roy Jones, Church of Christ minister.

Mesker was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Marie Mesker, six brothers, Jimmy Don, Charles, Jesse, David Ivan, Gary Wayne and O. E. Mesker, all of Navarro; five sisters, Mrs. Wanda Jordan, Euless; Mrs. Ersie Lea Jewett, Burleson; Carolyn C., Mary Ellen and Mrs. Hattie Carver, all of Navarro; ; grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Carver, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Herman Sanches, Harold Sanches, Tommy Horn, Claude Sanches, Don Horn and Robert Swanson..

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Floyd Doyle Layfield
Jul 22, 1921 - Jun 6, 1986

DOYLE LAYFIELD

Services for Doyle Layfield, 64, of Athens were held Sunday in Eastern Hills Church of Christ in Athens. Ray Hooper and James Holland officiated.

Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery in Navarro County near Kerens, under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.

Mr. Layfield died Friday in a Tyler hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born July 22, 1921 in Navarro County and resided in Athens 40 years. He was the owner of Doyle's Garage and Wrecker Service for 25 years and was an associate of Eaton Motor Co. for three years. He was a member of Eastern Hills Church of Christ where he was a Deacon and Elder at one time. He was a veteran of Military Service during World War II.

Doyle was active in Athens Fire and Police Department activities. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Tillie Doyle Layfield, in 1950.

He was survived by his wife, Vesper Taylor Layfield of Athens; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tommie and Harold Cook of Athens, and Helen and Jim Boone, of Irving; his Father and stepmother, Tom and Opal Layfield, of Kerens; two brothers, T.E. Layfield of Kerens and Lavelle Layfield of Athens; four grandchildren; a great grand-daughter; two step-great-grandsons; three nephews; four nieces and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers were Guy Pirtle, Albert Kirksey, Cotton Eaton, Carl Harris, Paul Clanton, Allen Boswell, Brient Lookabaugh and Ray Tra

Notes:

  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • h/o Vesper Lorene (Taylor) Layfield; s/o Richard Thomas Layfield & Matilda Lovina "Tillie" (Doyle) Layfield

Jessie Teague, Sr.
Nov 1, 1889 - Aug 12, 1963

Funeral services for Jessie Teague, Sunday, 3 p.m., Winkler Texas.

Wilbur Calhoun - Calhoun Funeral Home

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John Hugh King, Jr.
Oct 14, 1963 - Oct 15, 1963

King Infant Rites Planned

Graveside services for John Hugh King, one-day-old of Mr. and Mrs. John H. King, Route 5, Corsicana, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday will be held at Wildcat cemetery Wednesday at 11 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Sarah Lee, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. King, Corsicana, and Mrs. Essie Hill, Irving.

Corley directs.

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Joe C. Mayo
Sep 25, 1905 - Aug 23, 1963

Joe Mayo Dies Friday Night

KERENS, Aug. 24 (Spl.) - Joe Mayo, 57, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Roy (Linnie) Bunch at Powell early Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor.

Mayo resided in Kerens until 15 years ago when he moved to Powell.

Surviving are four brothers, Hardy, Willard, John and Roy Mayo, all of Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Grand, Dallas, and Mrs. Bunch, Powell, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

Notes:


Jasper Elijah Kimbrough, Jr.
Aug 29, 1929 - Jun 14, 1963

Hold Services Bazette Native

Funeral services for J. E. Kimbrough, Jr., 33, native of Bazette, who died in Houston Friday were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Moore and Rev. Grady Cook.

Kimbrough was assistant manager of the Globe Discount Department store.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Veronica Lynn, two sons, Michael Jay and Stephen Scott Kimbrough, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Kimbrough, Sr., all of Houston; five sisters, Mrs. J. C. Combs, Mrs. Marvin Moore, Mrs. Melvin Madison and Mrs. Thurian Smith, all of Houston, and Mrs. Terry Alexander, New Orleans; a brother, Billy Kimbrough, Houston; an uncle, J. W. Graves, Kerens, with whom he lived and other relatives.

Cousins were pallbearers.

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Preston Slay Mayo
Oct 7, 1923 - Dec 25, 2005

Funeral services for Preston Slay Mayo, 82, of Scottsville will be 1 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at the Chapel of Downs Funeral Home, with the Rev. Sam Cutrone and Jack Dillard officiating. Burial will follow in Algoma Cemetery North.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Mayo died Dec. 25, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct.. 7, 1923, in Kerens, the son of Willard S. and Lena Mayo. He served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

He married the former Marilyn Elizabeth Nichols on Dec. 17, 1950.

After leaving his parents' cotton farm, Mr. Mayo pursued a career of feeding and showing registered polled Herefords in Texas and Oklahoma, joining the Beckett Hereford Farms in Scottsville in February 1954.

He was a past president of Harrison County Cattlemen's Association and was active in 4-H and FFA groups. He was made an honorary member of Marshall FFA.

In 1978, Mr. Mayo was named to the Texas edition of the American Cattle Breeder's Hall of Fame in San Angelo. In 1979, the Lions Club named him Conservation Farmer of the Year and in 1984, he was honored for 28 years of service to Harrison County Building Committee.

Mr. Mayo was also named an outstanding leader in cattle production and agriculture in 1988, being selected for the Bill Clements Memorial Award by Build East Texas organization.

He was a past member of Rotary International and a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; two sons; a daughter; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two brothers
.
Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.

Notes:

  • Marshall News Messenger (TX) - Tuesday, Dec 27, 2005
  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • h/o Marilyn Elizabeth (Nichols) Mayo; s/o Willard Stephen Mayo & Lena Ophelia (Slay) Mayo
  • Algoma Cemetery North, Marshall, Harrison Co., TX

Alvie Curtis Mayo
Nov 4, 1911 - Dec 19, 1985

MAYO
ALVIE CURTIS MAYO, passed away in San Francisco, CA. Graveside service was held in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Friday. officiated by Rev. Ascheri, Our Lady of Assumption Church.  He is survived by his wife, Freances, son, John Lewis, grandson Shawn of El Paso, brother John Aften and sister Mrs. Tommy Lou Horn of Kerens, Texas.

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Fred Charles Mochelle
Apr 25, 1886 - Sep 23, 1963

F. C. Mochelle Dies Monday

IRENE, Sept. 24 (Spl.) - Fred C. Mochelle, 77, retired auto dealer, native of Illinois, died at his home here Monday morning. He had resided here 14 years and formerly was a Dallas and Chicago resident.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Irene Baptist church with burial in the Salem cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel York Mochelle, Irene; a son, Jack C. Mochelle, Baton Rouge, La.; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Boyd and Mrs. Virginia Glennon, both of Chicago; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Wynes, Carl Hammock, Noble Downey, Charles Blake Downey, Modell York and Calvin Adams.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Arkie Alice/Allie (Nutt) Wigley-Murrin
Feb 13, 1884 - Dec 10, 1963

Hold Services Mrs. Murrin

Funeral services for Mrs. Arkie Alice Nutt Murrin, 79, of Richland were held from the First Methodist church in Richland Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Ward cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Johnson, pastor.

Mrs. Murrin, native of Navarro county, died in the Wortham hospital Tuesday.

Surviving are five sons, Buck Wigley, Orange; Elmer and J. H. Wigley, both of Richland; Tommy and Hirl Wigley, both of San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. Viola Copeland, Richland, and Mrs. W. R. Williams, Houston; 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Maben Nutt, Corsicana, and Noah Nutt, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Bennie Grace, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Dec 12, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Madison Decall Wigley married Oct 9, 1904 2nd husband Isaac Murrin; d/o Marcus Lafayette "Fate" Nutt & Cynthia Ann (Smith) Nutt

Ernestine (Bigham) Mitchell
Oct 19, 1915 - Mar 29, 1963

Sunday Rites Mrs. Mitchell

Graveside rites for Mrs. Ernestine Mitchell, 47, of 3208 Brandon, Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, were held at St. Elmo cemetery Sunday at 4 p.m. following 1 p.m. rites at the Sparkman Chapel in Dallas.

Surviving are a son, George W. Mitchell, Dallas; mother, Mrs. E. V. Bigham, Dallas; three brothers, T. E. Bigham, Winkler; Bill and Sam Bigham both of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Vivian V. Stewart, Dallas; Mrs. Lillian Brandon, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Carrie Lee Harris, Mineral Wells, and Mrs. Joe Anderson, Winkler, and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Larissa Leona (Ingram) Bigham
Mar 17, 1876 - Oct 10, 1965

Tuesday Rites Mrs. Bigham

Funeral services for Mrs. E. V. Bigham, 89, of Mineral Wells, long-time resident of Navarro county, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the St. Elmo church with burial in the St. Elmo cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Harold Wormick and Rev. Leonard Lee.

Mrs. Bigham died at Duncanville Sunday.

Surviving are three sons, T. E. Bigham, Winkler; Sam and Bill Bigham both of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Vivian Stuart and Mrs. Lillian Brandon, both of Dallas; Mrs. Carrie Lee Harris, Mineral Wells, and Mrs. Joe E. Anderson, Corsicana; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Ingram, Kerens, and Mrs. Jessie Boles, Brownsboro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Walker, Jack Pillans, Robert Pillans, Bill Braun, Dudley Minze, Murl Anderson and Ferguson DuBose.

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William Davis "Dick" Walker
Aug 14, 1887 - Mar 25, 1963

W. D. Walker Of Richland Dies

W. D. (Dick) Walker, 76, retired Richland farmer, died early Monday in the Wortham Hospital. He was a native of St. Elmo, Freestone county.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in St. Elmo cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of Richland; two sons, Andy Walker, Albuquerque, N. M., and James Walker, Socorro, N. M.; three daughters, Mrs. Billy Joe McCann, Corsicana; Mrs. Carl Wetzel, Levelland, and Mrs. R. C. Hayes, Eunice, N. M.; 10 grandchildren, a brother, I. T. Walker, Winkler; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Hemingway, Streetman, and Mrs. R. E. Gregory, West and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Hardwick, Richard Hardwick, Archie Hardwick, Leonard Hardwick, Morris Hester, Richard Lee Cherry, Andrew Blair and Clyde Walker.

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Cynthia Ann Hill
Nov 6, 1963 - Dec 10, 1963

Infant Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Cynthia Ann Hill, one month and four days, were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Modrell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. T. Davis.

The child was found dead at the family residence, 2209 West Eleventh avenue early Tuesday morning.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, Precinct 1, returned a coroner' verdict of "death from natural causes" following an investigation.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hill, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Currin, Houston, Mrs. Effie Mae Hill, Dallas; great-grandparents, Rev. J. F. Prince, Corsicana, and Mrs. Rosie Callahan, California, and other relatives.

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Ella Mae (Bryant) Black
Jun 16, 1907 - Mar 7, 1963

MRS. ELLA MAE BLACK

Native of Round Prairie Community, Expired in a Fort Worth hospital. Rites will be Sunday at 3 o'clock, Petersburg Baptist Church, Round Prairie.

Calhoun directing.

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Lester Clifton Hoffman
Dec 14, 1899 - Sep 15, 1963

Navarro

NAVARRO, Sep. 19 (Spl) - Lester Hoffman, a former resident of this community, now of Greggton was buried in Hopewell cemetery here Tuesday.

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John Leslie Weaver
Sep 20, 1897 - Mar 21, 1963

J. L. Weaver Of Navarro Dies

John Leslie Weaver, 65, retired poultry worker, of Navarro was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Thursday morning following a heart attack. He was a native of Fairfield.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Corley Chapel early Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Weaver, Navarro; five sons, Buford E. Weaver, Oak Grove, Ky.; M. L. Weaver, Navarro; McCarter Clyde Weaver, Okinawa; William Logsdon Weaver, Corbin, Ky.; Lesile Keith Weaver, Mesa, Ariza.; 10 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. C. B. Robinson and Mrs. W. K. Bonner, both of Fairfield; and two brothers, Douglas Weaver, Houston and Doyle Weaver, Amarillo, and other relatives.

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J. L. Weaver Rites Sunday

Funeral services for John Leslie Weaver, 65, of Navarro will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 5 p.m. with burial in the Hopewell cemetery at Navarro. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe H. Wilbanks, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Weaver was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Thursday morning following a heart attack. He was a retired poultry worker.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Weaver, Navarro; five sons, Buford E. Weaver, Oak Grove, Ky.; M. L. Weaver, Navarro; McCarter Clyde Weaver, Okinawa; William Logsdon Weaver, Corbin, Ky.; Lesile Keith Weaver, Mesa, Ariza.; 10 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. C. B. Robinson and Mrs. W. K. Bonner, both of Fairfield; and two brothers, Douglas Weaver, Houston and Doyle Weaver, Amarillo, and other relatives.

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Ray Stroder
Jan 24, 1899 - Jul 26, 1963

Ray Stroder Rites Sunday

Ray Stroder, native of Navarro, oil field worker, died Friday morning at Andrews of a heart attack after only a few hours illness.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Andrews and graveside services will be held Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Hopewell cemetery at Navarro. The rites here will be conducted by his son-in-law, Rev. Bill Worrell, Dallas Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Andrews; two sons, John Stroder, Liberal, Kan., and Don Stroder, Snyder; a daughter, Mrs. Worrell, Dallas; six grandchildren; a brother, Sam Stroder, Crane; three sisters, Mrs. Lola Marsh, Navarro; Mrs. Pete Marsh, Odessa, and Mrs. Pauline Hawkins, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Ernest Borum Adams
Apr 3, 1874 - Nov 9, 1963

Ernest Adams Services Held

FARIFIELD, Nov. 18 (Spl) - Funeral services for Ernest B. Adams, 89, retired railroad pumper, of Teague, were held from the Ham Bros. Chapel in Teague last Monday. Rev. H. L. McKissack officiated. Burial was in Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Adams, Teague; two sons, Earl H. Adams, Houston, and William V. Adams, Baytown; a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Montgomery, Austin, and five grandchildren.

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Travis Donahue Peters
Jan 25, 1892 - Sep 6, 1963

Travis Peters Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Travis D. Peters, 71, native of Navarro county, who died Friday in an Athens hospital, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Malakoff.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, Baptist minister of Corsicana, and Rev. Joe Stiner. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery near Kerens.

Peters was a retired farmer and had resided in Malakoff for the past 30 years. He and Miss Lula Simmons of Rural Shade were married in 1911.

Surviving are his wife of Malakoff; two sons, a daughter, two brothers, a sister, eight grandchildren and other relatives.

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Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Peters
Sep 13, 1881 - Apr 4, 1965

Tom J. Peters Rites Monday

KERENS, April 5 (Spl) - Funeral rites were held here Monday afternoon for Tom J. Peters, 83, retired farmer and longtime resident of Rural Shade and Kerens who died Sunday in a Malakoff rest home.

Services were held from the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens at 2 p.m. with Rev. George Conn. Pastor of the Kerens Missionary Baptist Church, conducting, and Rev. Ed Byers of Trinidad assisting. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Peters is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Pearl Peters, Kerens; three sons, Byron Peters, Waco; Joel Peters, LaMarque; and Vernon Peters, Milford; two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Locklar, Corsicana; and Mrs. Jack Whitlow, also of Corsicana; three brothers, Tom Peters, Malakoff; Herb Peters, Corsicana, and Dan Peters, Carrollton; 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mary Pearl (Horn) Peters
Oct 9, 1888 - Mar 30, 1974

Mrs. Peters

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Mrs. Pearl Peters, 85, of Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff and resident of Kerens, who died Saturday in Athens Memorial Hospital.

Rev. E. E. Sipes, Missionary Baptist Church of Kerens, officiated, and burial was at Oak Grove cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Joel Peters of LaPort, Vernon Peters of Milford and Byron Peters of Waco; nine grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Hester Dutton of Kerens and Mrs. Effie Anderson of Corsicana.

She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

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Hubert "Herb" Peters
May 9, 1884 - Nov 4, 1970

Herb Peters' Rites Friday

KERENS - Funeral services for Herb Peters, 86, have been set for 2 p.m. Friday in Paschal Funeral Home with burial in Oakgrove cemetery. The Rev. Albert Sipes will officiate.

Mr. Peters died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital after a short illness. A native of Kerens, he had been in the Twilight Home in Corsicana for the past eight years. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Kerens.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Locklar of Corsicana and Mrs. Ruby Whitelow of Corsicana; two brothers, Tom Peters of Malakoff and Dan Peters of Carrollton.

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James "Jim" Peters
Aug 10, 1879 - Sep 6, 1957

Kerens Resident Expires Friday

Jim Peters, 78, retired farmer, Kerens native of Rural Shade, died in the Twilight Home here Friday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Peters was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist church. He had resided in the Kerens area all of his life with the exception of 15 years spent at Trinidad. He was unmarried.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Locklar and Mrs. J. H. Whitlaw, both of Corsicana, five brothers, Herv, and Wash Peters, both of Kerens, Tim Peters, Malakoff; Tom Peters, Trinidad and Dan Peters, Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Inmon funeral Home will direct.

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Manuel Banda
Dec 24, 1896 - Dec 6, 1963

Manuel Banda Rites Saturday

Manuel Banda, 67, Route 1 Corsicana was found dead in a house on the Cecil Moore farm, Pickett community, southwest of Corsicana, Friday afternoon. He was reported seen Monday and resided in the house alone.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict of "death from natural causes," following an investigation.

He was a native of Lockhart, Texas.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Catholic cemetery with Rev. A. J. Merkel, pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, in charge.

Surviving are four sons, Albert, Paul and Joe Banda, all of Dallas, and Mike Banda, Detroit, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Blasa Gonzales, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Barron, Wichita Falls; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rufus Alonzo, Emmett Gonzales, Bartalo Avalle, Joe Costello, Louis Lopez and Joe Morales.

Griffin directed.

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Edward Coleman Ward
Sep 1, 1884 - Apr 3, 1963

Edward C. Ward Dies Wednesday

Edward C. Ward, 78, Streetman rancher-farmer, injured in an auto-truck collision in Streetman, Freestone county, February 14, died in Paulyne's Convalescent Home Wednesday.

His wife was dead on arrival at the Freestone County Memorial Hospital on February 14 and Mr. Ward was critically injured.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman with burial in the Cade cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clarence Yates, pastor.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. T. Orr, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. C. D. Gilbert, Streetman; Mrs. Tom Greer, Fort Worth; Mrs. Carrie Lee Abington, Alpine, and Mrs. G. . Morris, Rock Springs, and other relatives.

Griffin will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 4, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Murrella (Frazier) Ward married Dec 18, 1910; d/o Sebastin Gilbert Ward & Amantha Yudela (Stevenson) Ward

Murrelle (Frazier) Ward
Jun 2, 1886 - Feb 14, 1963

Auto Victim's Funeral Rites Are Incomplete

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Murrelle Ward, Route 1, Wortham, killed in car-truck collision in Streetman Thursday were still incomplete at Griffin Funeral Chapel early Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Ward died en route to the Freestone County Memorial Hospital Thursday and her husband Edward Coleman Ward, 78, continues in critical condition in the hospital.

The collision occurred on U. S. Highway 75 in Streetman, Freestone county.

Highway Patrolman Travis Locker of Fairfield is quoted as saying the car driven by Ward turned into the highway at an intersection and collided with the truck-trailer driven by L. D. Giles of Palestine who was uninjured.

Surviving are her husband of Streetman; a daughter, Mrs. C. T. Orr, Dallas; two brothers, Carl and Edgar Frazier, both of Streetman; a sister, Mrs. N. L. Blissett, White Deer, and other relatives.

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Ward Service Held Tuesday

Funeral service for Mrs. Murrelle Ward, 76, of Streetman will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman with burial in the Cade cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clarence Yates, pastor.

Mrs. Ward died en route to the Freestone County Memorial Hospital in an ambulance Thursday following a collision of the car in which she and her husband, E. C. Ward, were riding and a truck operated by L. D. Giles of Palestine was uninjured.

The accident occurred on U. S. Highway 75 in Streetman, a short distance inside the Freestone county line. Her husband remains in critical condition in the Fairfield hospital.

Surviving are her husband of Streetman; a daughter, Mrs. C. T. Orr, Dallas; two brothers, Carl and Edgar Frazier, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. N. L. Blissett, White Deer, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Henry Blissett, Preston Gilbert, Gilbert Frazier, Grady Frazier, Chester Ward, and L. G. Ward, all nephews.

Griffin will direct.

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Lula Marzee (Chadwick) Reagan
Mar 13, 1869 - Feb 21, 1963

Mrs. Reagan Of Powell Expires

KERENS, Feb. 22 - (Spl) - Mrs. Lula Reagan, 93, longtime resident of Navarro county, died at her home in Powell Thursday after a long illness.

Funeral rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Home chapel here. Burial will be in the Bazette cemetery. Rev. Vernon Sydow, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, will conduct.

Surviving Mrs. Reagan are four daughters, Mrs. A. B. Holloway, Roane; Mrs. Annie Griffin, Powell; Mrs. W. F. Mitcham, Corsicana, and Mrs. A. V. Frazier, Roane; two brothers, four sisters, a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Charlie Washington Reagan
Mar 19, 1868 - May 28, 1930

MEMBER OF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DIES EARLY WEDNESDAY

KERENS, May 8 - (Spl) - Charles W. Regan, aged 62, died at his home near here at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning and funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

Mr. Regan was a member of the county school board and was active in civic affairs. He was a farmer and had resided in the eastern part of the county for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

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Mary Belle Reagan
Apr 12, 1915 - Mar 7, 1971

Reagan Rites

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bazette Baptist church for Miss Mary Belle Reagan, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. The rites were conducted by Rev. Boyd with interment in the Bazette Baptist Cemetery. Miss Reagan was a lifelong resident of Bazette.

Survivors include four brothers, W. C. Reagan and J. F. Reagan both of Kerens, Chester Reagan of Dallas, and Bennett Reagan of Carthage.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Ruth Ann (Jennings) Reagan
Apr 17, 1906 - Mar 7, 1966

Mrs. Reagan Of Powell Expires

Mrs. Ruth Reagan, 59, native of Kerens, wife of Frank Reagan, Route 1 Powell, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday. She was a member of the Bazette Baptist church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Bazette Baptist church with burial in the Bazette Cemetery. Rev. Sam Circill, pastor, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, Jason and Jimmye Reagan, both of Kerens, and William Joe Reagan, Powell; a daughter, Mrs. Lee Cobb, Rockport; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Paschal Funeral Home directs.

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