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L. J. English
May 18, 1937 - Apr 21, 1970

L. J. English Dies Sunday

L. J. English, 32, Corsicana native and resident of Fort Worth, died there Sunday. He attended high school here.

Funeral services were to be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Second Mission Baptist Church of which he was a member, with the pastor, the Rev. Paul Curry, officiating. Burial was to be in Woodland Cemetery with brothers serving as pallbearers.

Services were to be conducted by Calhoun Funeral Home.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bonner English, Corsicana; one daughter, Shirley English, Corsicana; six brothers, R. L. and Vernell Bonner, both of Fort Worth, C. J. and McArthur English, both of Dallas, Willie English, Corsicana, and David English, Minneapolis, Minn.; three sisters, Mrs. Ester Washington, Dallas, Miss Jimmie English, Minneapolis, and Miss Linda English, Corsicana; and his grandfather, Cleveland English, Dallas.

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Cornelius Doby
Mar 10, 1892 - Sep 5, 1970

Doby Service Set Wednesday

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Calhoun Funeral Home for Cornelius Doby, 74. The Rev. E. C. Davis, pastor of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Doby died Saturday in the Mel-Haven Convalescent Home after a lengthy illness. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anglean Pike of Highlandfalls, N. Y.; a brother, Jessie Doby of Corsicana; two sisters, Janie Doby, Corsicana; and Mrs. Bertha Polk of Spencer, Okla.; and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 8, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lillian (Woods) Doby married Dec 19, 1923; s/o Wash Doby & Margaret Jane (McKey) Doby per death certificate

Ethel (unk) Dewberry
Oct 8, 1894 - Aug 11, 1970

Mrs. Dewberry

Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Chapel Church of God in Christ for Mrs. Ethel Dewberry, who died at her home Tuesday at 1307 E. 7th Ave.

Elder C. M. Bennet will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Dewberry had been a resident of Corsicana for the past 56 years and was the wife of the late George Dewberry.

Surviving are a son, Zebedee Dewberry of Gary, Ind.; four grandchildren of Gary; a sister-in-law and niece of Fort Worth.

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Cora Dewberry
Jun 3, 1880 - Dec 15, 1972

Mrs. Dewberry

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Corsicana for Mrs. Cora Dewberry, 92, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. W. W. Miller will officiate, and burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Services are under the direction of Ross Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Willie Jones; a daughter Mrs. Ollie Mae Ward of Big Sandy, Tex.; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harriet Webb of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Dewberry

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Corsicana for Mrs. Cora Dewberry, 93, of Corsicana. Survivors include a son, a daughter, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.

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Henry Dewberry
Jan 15, 1904 - Aug 30, 1975

Henry Dewberry

Services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Morning Star Baptist Church for Henry Dewberry, 71, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. W. W. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is handling the services.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Phillips and Mrs. A. C. Miller, both of Houston; two sons, Henry Dewberry, Jr. of Lubbock and James Dewberry of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Maudie Hillery of Corsicana; one brother, Ruby Dewberry of Frankston; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Clarence Orenzie Robinson
Aug 2, 1902 - Jan 23, 1970

Wednesday Rites For Clarence Robinson

Clarence Robinson, 67, 208 West 16th Avenue expired Friday at Medical Arts Clinic. He was an employe of the Oil City Iron Works for many years.

Services will be held Wednesday 3 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church. Rev. Clem Jones, pastor, officiating. Interment: Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Robinson, 3 sons, Alford Ray, McKerry and Brent all of Corsicana, his mother, Mrs. Mary Robinson, Corsicana; 3 brothers, A. L. & Ira of San Francisco, California; L. C. Robinson, Dallas, Texas; 3 sisters, Mrs. Alberta Haywood, Corsicana, Texas; Mrs. Sara Andrews, Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Lillie Ware, San Francisco, Calif. Pallbearers: Freddie Campbell, Frank Ellison, Chester Sims, (rest are blurred out.)

Calhoun directs.

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Rosa (Glass) McBay-Talley-Jimerson
Jan 28, 1890 - Jan 25, 1970

Rosa Jimmerson Rites Pending

Mrs. Rosa Jimmerson expired Sunday at Mel-Haven Nursing Home. She was a long time member of First Independent Baptist Church. Services are pending at Calhoun Funeral Home.

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Calvin Gilmore
Sep 15, 1888 - May 10, 1970

Calvin Gilmore Dies Sunday

Calvin Gilmore, 81, retired Southern Pacific employe of 803 E. 13th Ave., died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

A veteran of World War I, he had worked 15 years for McCammon Funeral Home and a number of years for Johnson Pharmacy. He was a member of Second Mission Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Second Mission Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Paul Curry officiating. Burial will be in
Woodland Cemetery. Calhoun Funeral Home is in charge of services.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn; one daughter, Mrs. Virtie Lee Perry of Dallas; one grandson, Alonzo Calvin Gipson; and several nieces and nephews.

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Sandra Pauline (Jones) Clark
Sep 4, 1952 - Mar 16, 1984

Sandra Pauline Jones Clark was a fraternal twin born September 4, 1952, to Sammy "Sam" Jones, Jr. and Juanita Jones in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.

She received her formal education from G.W. Jackson High School in Corsicana, TX, and was a 1970 graduate of Corsicana High School in Corsicana, TX.

During her youth, she joined the Bethel A.M.E. Church in Corsicana, TX.

She married Percy Lamar Clark, the son of Lois Jethro Clark and Lillie Cole Clark, who is a native of DeKalb, Kemper County, MS. She was the mother of four children, three sons and one daughter.

She died March 16, 1984, in an automobile accident in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX, at the age of 31.

She was the Wife of Percy Lamar Clark; the Mother of Daniel Martin Jones, Lois Lamont Clark, Tonya Renee Clark, and Sammy Darnell Clark; the Step Mother of Andre Elerby; the Daughter of Sammy "Sam" Jones, Jr. and Juanita Jones Alford; the Step Daughter of Celeste Jones (step mother) and William Alford (step father); and the Sister of James Jones, Sammy Jones III (her twin), Rev. Larry Jones, Joyce Jones Armstrong, Linda Jones Beck, Etta Pearl Jones Williams, Eloise Jones Littleton, Lois Jones Sterling, Jimmie Jones Clayton, and Mattie Jones Cox.

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Roy Lee Clark
Nov 22, 1928 - Jul 29, 1970

R. L. Clark Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Roy Lee Clark will be conducted by the Rev. R. L. Jones, Saturday at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment will follow in
Woodland Cemetery. A former employee of K. Wolens, he died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Miss Lawanda Clark; one son, Wilbur Clark; his mother, Mrs. Roger Mae Wylie; one sister, May Roger Wylie and one brothers, Eddie Bowman.

Pallbearers will be James Riles, James White, Nathaniel Carter, Wilbur Clark, Benny Thomas and David Nelson.

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William Charles Edmond II
Jan 1, 1959 - Jun 18, 1970

Edmond Youth Dies in Dallas

William Charles Edmond, II, died Thursday in Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Love Chapel Baptist Church in Dallas with the Rev. L. C. Smith officiating. Graveside services will follow in
Woodland Cemetery.

Hi is survived by his mother, Mrs. Merle Edmond of Dallas, his father Rochester Davis, his adopted father, the Rev. W. L. Edmond of Dallas, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Murrie McKinley of Corsicana and Mrs. Algie Davis of Dallas, six brothers and two sisters.

Calhoun Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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William Barbara Carr
Jul 17, 1918 - Oct 22, 1970

Carr Rites Set Monday

William Barbara Carr, 52, truck driver, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. He had moved to Corsicana within the past month from Los Angeles, Calif., where he was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. He was a driver for Tru-Bar Manufacturing Co., Los Angeles.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at the Second Mission Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Paul Curry, officiating. Burial will be in
Woodland Cemetery.

Calhoun Funeral Home will direct.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Carr of Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs. Willie Bell McDowell of Dallas; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mizala McCoy of Corsicana; a brother-in-law, Clarence Washington of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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Carr Rites

Funeral services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. for William B. Carr, 52, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at Second Mission Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Paul Curry, officiating. Burial will be in
Woodland Cemetery with Calhoun Funeral Home conducting.

He had moved to Corsicana less than a month ago from Los Angeles, Calif.

Surviving are his wife, his mother-in-law, a brother-in-law, an aunt and several nieces and nephews.

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Juanita Annette (Odell) Washington
Jul 24, 1916 - Apr 22, 1975

Mrs. Washington

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wesley Chapel C.M.E. Church for Mrs. Juanita Washington, 58, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at the Physicians and Surgeons Clinic.

Rev. Paul Curry will officiate and burial will be at
Woodland Cemetery.

She was an active member of the Wesley Chapel C.M.E. Church, Everready Chapter O.E.S. No. 1550, American Woodmen, Delta Social Club and the Community Civic Club.

Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Washington of Corsicana; two daughters, Hazel Joyce Washington, and Esther Marie Washington, both of Corsicana, two grandsons, Adrian Paul and Marcus Leon both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Marie McDonald of Corsicana, two brothers, Frank Odell of Corsicana and Sampson Odell of Oakland, Calif.; three god-daughters, Mrs. Shirley N. Green, Mrs. Mary Harvey, and Mrs. Pat Thompson.

Pallbearers include Robert Edwards, Autry Gibson, Jessie R. Curry, Curtis Dunbar Sr., Travis Garrison, Sr., and Tinis Manning.

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Ella Mae (Holiday) Davis
Jan 13, 1908 - Mar 21, 1970

Mrs. Davis Service Set

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Second Mission Baptist Church for Mrs. Ella Mae Davis, 66, 1011 S. 14th St., who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Paul Curry, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the
Woodland Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

She had been a member of Second Mission Church throughout her 34 years residency in Corsicana, and was active in the Senior Choir. She was president of the Mission Chorus and chairman of the social committee of the Missionary Society and was a deaconess.

She is survived by her husband, Willie Davis; three sons, Willie G. Davis and Carl Brooks of Houston, and Roy Newton of Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Helen Jackson, Midland; a brother, Henry Holiday, Los Angeles, Calif.; 28 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Calhoun Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Davis Service

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Ella Mae Davis, 66, at the Second Mission Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul Curry, pastor, officiated. Burial was in
Woodland Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, a daughter, 28 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a brother and other relatives.

Calhoun Funeral Home conducted.

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Horace Cook, Jr.
Sep 19, 1969 - Mar 21, 1970

Cook Services

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Calhoun Funeral Chapel for Horace Cook Jr., 6-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Cook of Corsicana who died in Children's Medical Center Hospital in Dallas. Burial was in
Woodland Cemetery.

Besides his parents, the infant is survived by a sister, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Miller of Corsicana and other relatives.

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Willie Stokes, Jr.
Aug 6, 1929 - Sep 24, 1970

Willie Stokes Dies Thursday

Willie Stokes, Jr., age 41, died Thursday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston. Services are pending at Calhoun Funeral Home and interment will be in
Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frances Stokes of Corsicana; two daughters, Vickie Stokes of Los Angeles, Calif. and Diane Stokes of Corsicana; a son, Gary Stokes of Los Angeles, Calif.; three aunts, Mrs. Nora Henry of Corsicana, Mrs. Effie Walden of Waxahachie, and Mrs. Bessie Pierce of Los Angeles, Calif.; and uncle, Connie Ross of Corsicana; and other relatives.

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Ralph L. Blanford
Mar 4, 1915 - Sep 23, 1970

Blandford Rites

Services were held Friday at 4 p.m. at the Calhoun Chapel for Ralph L. Blanford, 55, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. E. C. Davis pastor of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, officiated and interment was in
Woodland Cemetery.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Fleta Blanford of Blooming Grove; three brothers, Henry of Blooming Grove, Hardee of Richmond, Calif. and Earl of San Angelo; three sisters, Mrs. Robbie Gee of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Jessie Ross of Dallas and Mrs. Norinne Sanford of Ft. Worth.

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Alice (Sims) Osborne
Mar 15, 1884 - Jan 31, 1970

Mrs. Osborne Rites Are Held

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Mrs. Alice Osborne. She was a lifelong resident of Navarro County.

Survivors include four daughters-Mrs. Lizzie Quals of Corsicana, Mrs. Jewel Williams of Fort Worth, Mrs. Ada Williams of Dallas and Mrs. Diana Evans of Corsicana; one daughter-in-law Mrs. Sidney McVea of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, George Sims and one sister Mrs. Danny Barnett both of Corsicana.

Interment was in
Woodland Cemetery.

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Etta B. (McKinney) Davis
May 24, 1905 - Dec 1, 1970

Davis Rites

Funeral services for Mrs. Etta B. Davis, 69, 914 S. Beaton St., who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Harmony Baptist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Clem Jones, will officiate. Burial will be in the
Woodland Cemetery. Calhoun Funeral Home will direct.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Davis; two brothers, one sister and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Lola Mae (Posey) Peacock
Jun 8, 1930 - Apr 7, 2018

Lola Mae Peacock 87, of Whitney, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Whitney, Texas. Chapel services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in Whitney with burial at Yates Cemetery near Whitney with Rev. Brad Slaten officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors in Whitney, Texas

Lola was born on June 8, 1930 in Frost to William Franklin and Ora (Douglas) Posey and grew up there in the Frost area. She married William "Billy" Peacock on May 29 , 1948, in Hill County, Texas and he preceded in death on May 4, 2013. She was the youngest of ten children and enjoyed every minute of taking care of her family. Her interest included gardening ,baking, playing the piano and creative projects such as sewing. Even after her family was out of school, she was classroom grandmother at Whitney Elementary School for many years. Lola will be remembered as a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of King Memorial United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. Preceding her in death were her parents and all of her brothers and sisters.

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Oziah Samuel Denson
Apr 1, 1873 - Feb 1, 1972

O. S. Denson

O. S. Denson, 98, 804 E. 7th Ave., died Tuesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bethel A. M. E. Church, with the pastor, the Rev. George S. Willis, officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.

Born in Navarro County Apr. 1, 1873, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Denson. He was employed by the Texas Power & Light Co. in 1895, retiring in 1961 after 66 years' service.

He was a member of the Bethel A. M. E. Church and served on its board of trustees. He was treasurer of the church for many years and was a member of the senior choir.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Olelie Denson of Corsicana, a son, Leon L. Denson of Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Herman Johnson, Rev.
May 27, 1892 - Oct 22, 1972

H. Johnson

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Scott Funeral Home Chapel for Herman Johnson, 80, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Elder Luther Lee of Dallas will officiate and burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Isabell Johnson of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Estella Havenell of Galveston and Mrs. Christine Baker of Mexia.

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Will Butler
Feb 4, 1886 - Feb 4, 1972

Elderly Man Dies In Morning Blaze

An elderly Negro man, Will Butler, believed to be about 85, was burned to death early Friday in a fire which destroyed his two-room, dirt-floor home at 602 E. 1st Ave. it was Corsicana's first fire fatality of the year.

Butler's body was not found in the ruins for more than an hour after firemen responded to the alarm at 1:30 a.m.

"The house was falling in when we got there, and it was 15 or 20 minutes later the neighbors told us they hadn't seen Butler since the fire was discovered and he could be in the house," said W. B. Hanna, Main Station commander.

"We had a hard time finding him then," Commander Hanna said.

The elderly pensioner's body was found under a charred pile of clothes and quilts at the end of a burned-out couch. Hanna said it appeared he had been sleeping on the couch before a home-made heater from a converted oil drum, got up and fell, with the clothing and quilts stacked on the end of the couch before being knocked off and falling over him.

While the cause of the fatal fire was not determined, it was believed to have stemmed from the wood burning heater made out of a 30-gallon oil drum. Hanna said when firemen could probe the debris it was found to have its backside "rotted out" which permitted fire to tumble out onto the floor.

Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton was called to the scene to hold an inquest before the body was removed to Scott Funeral Home pending contact with relatives and other funeral arrangements.

Corsicana police asked police in Tyler to locate and notify a nephew of the tragedy.

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Will Butler

Graveside rites and burial will be at 12 noon Sunday at Woodland Cemetery for Will Butler, 85, who was burned to death early Friday when fire destroyed his two room house at 602 E. 1st Ave.

Names of his survivors were unknown Saturday to Scott Funeral Home where funeral arrangements were handled.

He is reported to be survived by a brother in Berkeley, Calif., and four nephews of Tyler and vicinity.

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Willie D. Williams
abt 1926 - Jan 31, 1972

W. D. Williams

Funeral services for Willie D. Williams, 46, a native of Navarro County who died Thursday in the Benton Hospital in Zion, Ill., will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ with the Rev. J. J. Johnson, pastor of Roane Chapel Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Williams, Sr., of Corsicana, Williams became a member of the Roane Chapel Baptist Church at an early age and joined the Springfield Baptist Church after moving to Zion.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice Laura Williams of Zion; a foster daughter, Mrs. Davina Joy of Evanston, Ill.; two foster grandchildren; his parents of Corsicana; eight brothers, the Rev. David Williams of Los Angeles, Calif., Charles and Wilbert L. Williams of Washington, D. C., Rogert Williams of Corsicana, Calvin Williams, Jr., of Fresno, Calif., Perry Wayne Williams of Alexandria, Va., Ulyssess Williams of Fort Worth, and Willie B. Williams of Zion, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Ruth Young of Alexandria, Va.; an aunt, Mrs. Hester Perkins of Kerens; an uncle, Joe Washington of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David, Charles, Robert, Calvin, Jr., Wilbert L. and Perry Wayne Williams, brothers.

Services are under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 4, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Alice Laura (unknown) Williams; s/o Calvin Williams, Sr. & Mamie (Neroes) Williams per brother Perry Wayne Williams death certificate)

Richard Wright
Jun 30, 1900 - Nov 11, 1972

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Second Mission Baptist Church for Richard Wright, 72, of Corsicana, who died Sunday morning at his residence.

Rev. Paul Curry was to officiate, and burial was to be at Woodland Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home was to direct.

Survivors include three sons, three daughters, and other relatives.

Pallbearers include the deacons of Second Mission Baptist Church and members of the Dallas Funeral Directors Association.

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Andrew Wesley Hines, Jr.
Sep 12, 1904 - Dec 21, 19
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Hines Rites

Sunday afternoon funeral services were held at the Sixth Ave. Baptist Church here for Andrew Wesley Hines, a lifelong resident of Navarro County, who died Dec. 21 in Memorial Hospital here.

Interment was in
Elm Flat Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, five daughters, three sons, three sisters, a brother, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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James Arthur Bagley
Apr 7, 1904 - Jul 9, 1972

J. Bagley

James Bagley, 68, died Sunday morning in Corsicana. Funeral services are schedules for 5 p.m. Tuesday in Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by the widow, Gladys Bagley of Corsicana; a son, James Bagley; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Branek and Miss Mary Janet Bagley; two sisters, Allie Doss of Hall Center and Mrs. Grace Payne of Waco.

Pallbearers will be Robert Bell, Tommy Moore, Billy Ray Bell and Edward Lee Hall.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul. 10, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Elizabeth Esther (Lock) Bagley married Dec 16, 1933 2nd wife Gladys (unk) Bagley; s/o Theodore England Bagley & Mary Lee (Dunn) Bagley

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J. Bagley

Funeral services are scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for James Bagley, 68. Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a widow, a son, two daughters and two sisters.

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Nalda (Hamilton) Bounds
Oct 2, 1909 - Aug 30, 1972

Mrs. Bounds

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Rex Bounds, 63, who died Wednesday at her residence at 1208 Mills Place. The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and a member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are her husband, Rex Bounds of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. J. H. Mabry of San Antonio; a brother, Alan Hamilton of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Bounds

Services were at 10 a.m. Friday at a local funeral chapel for Mrs. Rex Bounds, 63, who died Wednesday at her residence, 1208 Mills Place. The Rev. Eugene Wood officiated and burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, a sister, a brother and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jerry Roe, David Ralston, Tommy McClure, Robert Cason, Joe Tate, W. A. Lang, Hugh Stewart, Wesley Edens and Billy Murchison.

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Rex Theophelus Bounds
Dec 5, 1905 - Sep 17, 1974

R. T. Bounds

Funeral services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Rex T. Bounds, 68, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Eugene Wood and Rev. Walter Buehrle, were to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Harry Bounds of Wortham; and three nephews.

Honorary pallbearers include E. A. Strange, SR., F. T. Simmons, F. B. Covert, T. B. Poindexter, Jr., W. A. Lang, David Ralston, John C. Tatum, Ed M. Polk, Raymond Hood, Lester Adkins, Clifton Cartlidge, Ralph Brown, Oliver Albritton, Jerry Scott, and W. D. Wyatt.

An additional pallbearers is Clifford Brown.

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Hobson Dewey Wood
Jul 3, 1898 - Feb 5, 1972

H. D. Wood

Funeral services for Hobson D. Wood, 73, who died Saturday in Waco, were to be Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Walter Chelmo officiating and burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., he had lived in Waco for 35 years. The retired bookkeeper was a veteran of World War I and World War II.

He is survived by his widow of Waco; one son, Bill McDonald of Brownfield; one daughter, Mrs. Mary B. Spinks of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; three brothers, Homer Wood of Dallas, and Otto Wood and Cecil Wood of Corsicana; and two sisters, Grace Odom of Corsicana and Mrs. Betsy Harrell of Franklin, Tenn.

Pallbearers were to be Bob Bolen, Bill Bolen, Lawrence DeMoss, Jim Bob Farmer, Jimmy Mitchell, David Rutherford, Leonard Odom and Van Odom.

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Maxine Madeline (Johnson) McDonald-Wood
Jan 15, 1907 - Nov 6, 1974

Mrs. Maxine Wood

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maxine Wood, 67, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Hugo Gurney will officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Karnes City, a former resident of Waco and resident of Corsicana two years. She was also a member of the Faith Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Julia Johnson of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Spinks of Fort Worth; a son William M. McDonald of Corsicana; six grandchildren; a brother, W. N. Mitchell of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Thelma Bolen of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Bill Tismer, F. L. Divine, Bill Lively, Gene Bullard, Bob Kiser and Byron Kinnaman.

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Park Ethan Allen
Jan 6, 1906 - Jun 12, 1972

P. E. Allen

Park E. Allen, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Allen, died Monday morning in Athens. A native of Corsicana, he was a graduate of Corsicana High School and had attended Texas School of Mines in El Paso. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Corsicana before moving to Dallas several years ago.

Funeral services are set for 5 p.m. Tuesday in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Haley officiating.

Survivors include a sister, Miss Viola Allen, and a nephew, William Deen Allen, Jr.

Pallbearers will be L. P Forsythe, Tom Eady, Harold Green, George McClure, Wesley Edens, O. L. Dockum, G. A. Thompson, and Ed M. Polk, Jr.

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Edward Elisha Baggett
Aug 29, 1907 - Mar 15, 1972

Edward Baggett

Graveside rites and burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at
Oakwood Cemetery for Edward Baggett of Fort Worth who died there Wednesday night. Griffin Funeral Home will be in charge of local arrangements.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Fort Worth at the Bigley Presbyterian Church with graveside rites following here.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Allen Baggett, Fort Worth; two sons, Edward Allen and Stephens Baggett, both of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. John McComb, Houston; a brother, Allen Baggett of Illinois; and three grandchildren.

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Edward Baggett

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday in Fort Worth followed by graveside rites here for Edward Baggett of Fort Worth who died there Wednesday. services were held at the Bigley Presbyterian Church.

Graveside rites and burial at
Oakwood Cemetery were at 1 p.m. Friday.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mary Allen Baggett of Fort Worth; two sons, Edward Allen and Stephens Baggett, both of Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. John McComb of Houston; one brother, Allen Baggett of Illinois; and three grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 17, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o May Rutherford (Allen) Baggett; s/o Gus Baggett & Daisy Lee (Brinnen) Baggett (May died 1993 in Hays county, Tx. not sure where buried, her father John Barton Allen is in Oakwood, she may be also)

Eugene Edward Stinson
Mar 7, 1900 - Mar 16, 1972

E. E. Stinson

Eugene Edward Stinson, 72, retired painter of Corsican, Rte. 2, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. A member of the Baptist Church, he was a native of Water Valley, Miss., born March 7, 1900.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Corley Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elsie Stinson, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Billings of Newport News, Va., and Mrs. Joan L. Taylor of Whittier, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lilly Martin, Corsicana, and Mrs. Minnie Harrison, Arlington.

Pallbearers were Robert A. Smith, Fred Ware, Jack Baggett, D. W. Honeycutt, Walter Castles and Paul Moore.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 17, 1872
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elsie Katharina (Bellenbaum) Stinson married Mar 9, 1970; s/o Richard E. Stinson & Martha Elizabeth (Waldrop) Stinson (Elsie died 1983 in Whittier, California)

Sue Allie (Bush) Ingham
Feb 10, 1903 - Jan 9, 1972

Mrs. Ingham

Mrs. Sue Allie Ingham, 68, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. A member of First Untied Methodist Church, she was a native of Mildred and had lived in Corsicana for most of her life.

Services will be Monday at 4 p.m. at Westminister Presbyterian church with the Rev. Roy L. Ward Officiating. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ingham is survived by her husband, Sam Ingham of Corsicana; two brothers, R. E. Bush of Powell and Hub Bush of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Mollie Wilkinson, Miss Linnie Bush, Mrs. C. B. Hill and Mrs. W. T. Hill of Corsicana and Mrs. L. E. Knotts of Roane; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Mrs. Ingham

Funeral services were Monday at 4 p.m. at Westminister Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Sue Allie Ingham, 68, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Roy L. Ward officiated, and burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Mildred, Mrs. Ingham had lived in Corsicana most of her life. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband Sam Ingham of Corsicana, two brothers, five sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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James Isaac "Jim" Collins
Sep 15, 1892 - Dec 7, 1972

J. L. Collins

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for J. I. Collins, 80, of Corsicana, who died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at
Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Kaufman County, resident of Corsicana for 15 years, a retired oil company employe, and veteran of World War I with duty in France. He was a mason in the Itasca Lodge and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Inez Collins of Corsicana; three sons, James N. Collins of San Antonio, Scott Collins of Corpus Christi and Col. Wayne Collins of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Snyder of Waco; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Callaway of Terrell and Miss Rose Collins of Fort Worth.

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J. I. Collins

Funeral services for J. I. Collins, 80, were held at 2 p. m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Maurice McLeroy and Rev. Roland Spears officiating. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery.

He died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, a daughter, 15, grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters.

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Melvis Nelson Belt
Apr 17, 1947 - Dec 5, 1972

Wreck Kills Corsicanan

A Corsicana man, Melvis Nelson Belt, 25, was killed Tuesday along with the drive of a convertible which went out of control and overturned three times on a highway 15 miles west of Derming, N.M., according to New Mexico state police.

State police said Belt, who had moved to Corsicana in May this year and was employed by U. S. Gypsum Co., and the car's driver, Robert Ray Farrar, 23, Houston, were dead at the scene of apparent head and internal injuries.

Belt was a native of Fort Worth.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home with burial scheduled to be in
Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Addie Hope of Emhouse; his father, Melvis Belt of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Pat Wetsel of Grand Prairie and Miss Pam Hope of Emhouse; and grandparents, Mrs. E. W. Taylor and Mrs. Mary Belt, both of Corsicana.

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M. N. Belt

Funeral services for Melvis N. Belt, 25, who was killed Tuesday in a New Mexico car accident, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Clifford Vick officiated.

Pallbearers were Terry Smith, Walter Seago, M. E. Parker, Keely Anderson, Clifford Vick and Frank Seeley.

He is survived by his mother, his father, two sisters and his grandparents.

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Jim Bob Gentry, Sr.
Aug 23, 1921 - Jul 13, 1972

J. B. Gentry

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Jim Bob Gentry, 50, of Houston who died Monday in Taos, N. M.

He was an employe of the Avery Auto Parts in Houston and resident of Houston for 10 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jim Bob Gentry of Houston; two sons, Kenneth Ray Gentry and Jim Bob Gentry, Jr., both of Houston; two brothers, Milner Gentry of Odessa and Chester Gentry of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lee Patterson of Corsicana; and three grandchildren.

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J. B. Gentry

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Chapel for Jim Bob Gentry, 50, of Houston, who died Monday in Taos, N. M. He was the brother of Chester Gentry of Corsicana. Rev. Howard Seago will officiate and burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a veteran of World War II and employe of the Avery Auto Parts in Houston.

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

Pallbearers will be Mike Scott, Michael Edwards, Walter French, Thomas Meadors, Leo Sutterfield and Gayle Sanderson.

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Allie Constance (Herod) Ammons
Sep 6, 1910 - May 1, 1972

Mrs. Ammons

Mrs. Aline Constance Ammons, 61, native Corsicanan and resident of Wink the past 28 years, died early Monday in Memorial Hospital at Kermit.

She was married May 28, 1929, to William F. Ammons in Corsicana. Mrs. Ammons was a member of the Methodist church and Eastern Star Chapter 937 of Wink.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Wink at the First United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Glenn Hutton officiating.

Graveside rites and burial will be in Corsicana at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at
Oakwood Cemetery with Corley Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, William F. Ammons of Wink; two sons, Dr. W. F. Ammons, Jr. of Seattle, Was., and Charles T. Ammons of Lake Charles, La.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lynn Morris of Riverside, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and five sisters, Mrs. Curtis Wiley and Mrs. Montez Weidmann, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ellawee Nolan of San Antonio; Mrs. Charles Jones of Beaumont, and Mrs. Mary Etta Robinson of Austin.

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Mrs. Ammons

Graveside rites and burial were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at
Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Aline Constance Ammons, longtime resident of Wink and native Corsicanan who died Monday. Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Wink at the United Methodist Church of which she was a member.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, a daughter, 11 grandchildren, and five sisters.

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William Franklin Ammons, Sr.
May 27, 1907 - Jul 4, 1975

W. F. Ammons, Sr.

Masonic graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at
Oakwood Cemetery for William Frank Ammons, Sr., who died July 4 in Lake Charles, La.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 174 A.F. & A.M.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. William F. Ammons, Jr., of Seattle, Wash., and T. A. Ammons of Lake Charles, La.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lynn Morris of Riverside, Calif.; and 13 grandchildren.

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Heywood Conley "Connie" Beckham
Jan 29, 1923 - Feb 28, 2021

On Sunday, February 28, 2021, Connie Beckham passed away peacefully at the age of 98 in Abilene, TX.

Connie was born on January 29, 1923 in Emhouse, Texas to John Marvin and Lola May (Tatum). He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in World War II. He married Willa Altha (Spears) on February 23, 1945. They raised two sons, William and Jeffry, and a daughter, Karen.

Connie was active in his community of Dolores, CO having been a teacher and then superintendent of the school district from 1954 to 1963. He also built the Outpost Motel by hand, which is still open today. He loved children and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Connie was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lola; his beloved wife, Altha; grandson Steven Payne; and siblings, Marvin Beckham, Ann Connor, Geneva Schmidt, Evelyn Luther, Charles Beckham, and Marjorie Alexander.

Connie is survived by his son William "Bill" Beckham and wife June of Abilene, TX and their children, Deon (Roy) Rodriguez of Abilene, TX, William (Bernadette) Beckham of Spokane, WA, Roxana (Brian) Sweat of Abilene, TX, Brett (Lisa) Beckham of Anson, TX, Joseph (Crystal) Beckham of Bayfield, CO, Crystal (Wes) Robison of Idaho Falls, ID, Celest (Jordan) Bryan of Clyde, TX, and John (Diane) Beckham of Abilene, TX; daughter Karen Beckham of Abilene, TX and her son Dana Feyhl of Denver, CO; and son Jeffry Beckham and wife Tami of Gillette, WY and their daughter Jessica Beckham of Salt Lake City, UT; as well as 40 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Emhouse, TX. A special thank you to Hospice of Abilene and Visiting Angels for their excellent care in his final days.

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J. D. Ferrell
Mar 19, 1900 - Dec 18, 1972

J. D. Ferrell

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Malcolm Stone Chapel in Gladewater, Tex. for J. D. Ferrell, 72, of Gladewater who died Monday in Gladewater.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Rev. B. F. Risinger will officiate.

He was a native of Oklahoma and had lived in Gladewater for 40 years. He was also a retired oil field worker for Humble Oil Co.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. J. D. Ferrell of Gladewater; a son, Sidney Ferrell of Kingsville; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Chandler of Dallas and three grandchildren.

Funeral services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Bessie Idona Connell, Miss
Jun 20, 1890 - Sep 23, 1872

Miss Connell

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Miss Bessie Connell, 82, a resident of Corsicana since 1938 and native of Pine Bluff, Ark., who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Willie Beck of Maysville, Okla.; a brother, O. C. Connell of Temple; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Flora L. Connell of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Cameron Griggs, Leslie Patterson, Shirley McCulloch, Truman Adams, Raymond Lewis and Grant Watts.

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Robbin Dell Holmes
Aug. 8, 1960 - Sep. 22, 1972

Robbin Holmes

Robbin Holmes, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Rojas of Retreat, collapsed at her home Friday and was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital following a life-long illness.

An attending physician said the child had not been able to attend school this year, having a medical history of heart trouble.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home.

A native of Fairfield, she is survived by her parents of the Retreat home; a sister, Susan Holmes of the family home; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Benny Holmes of Jewett and Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Miller of Wortham.

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Exie Marie "Big Momma" (Autrey) Stokes-Meadows
Feb. 28, 1902 - Jul. 31, 1972

Mrs. Meadows

Mrs. Exie Meadows, 70, died Monday in a Dallas hospital. She was born in Canton. Her daughter, Jackie Johnston, preceded her in death in February.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Harvey Hallmark officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband I. G. Meadows; three sons, Bobby Earl Meadows of New Hamphire, Joe Stokes of Wills Point and George Stokes of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Gene Burns of Dallas and Exie Carmichael of Georgia; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. M. H. Milton of Corsicana and Mrs. J. F. Paul of Marindo City; a brother, Joe Autry of Fort Worth; and several nephews and nieces.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 1, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband George Washington Stokes, Jr. buried in Dresden cemetery 2nd husband Ike Grady "Daddy Jack" Meadows; d/o William Willis Autrey & Annettie Elizabeth (Brunson) Autrey

Ike Grady "Daddy Jack" Meadows
Jul. 3, 1899 - Jun. 4, 1974

I. G. Meadows

Graveside services were to be at 3 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery for Ike G. Meadows, 73, resident of Corsicana, who died at Memorial Hospital Tuesday night.

Rev. David Hale was to officiate.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Meadows of Boston, Mass.; a daughter, Joy Burns of Dallas; a step-son, George Stokes of Dallas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Julia Aline (Womack) Smith
Nov 5, 1910 - Jul 31, 1972

Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Julia Womack Smith, 61, Waco resident for the past 12 years and native of Purdon, died Monday in Waco, where she was employed by the Haven-Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Maurice McLeroy officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Betty Griggs, Corsicana; a grandson, Kenneth Parr, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Susan Parr, Corsicana; a brother, W. C. Womack, Hobbs, N.M.; and three sisters, Mrs. Willie Platt, Corsicana, and Mrs. John D. Wheat and Mrs. Lena Jo Mitchell, both of Austin.

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Peyton McGee (Pope) Hughes
Aug 7, 1893 - Jun 25, 1972

Mrs. Hughes

Mrs. J. A. Hughes, 78, of Corsicana died Sunday in the Twilight Convalescent Home. She was a native of Frost and had lived in Corsicana for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dick Moody and Rev. Jon Moore officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, J. A. Hughes of Corsicana; three sons, D. H. Hughes of Corsicana, Alton M. Hughes of Arlington, and Leonard Hughes of Ennis; two brothers, Harmon L. Pope and Berk Pope both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. George Dixon and Mrs. Sam Tucker both of Corsicana; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Her grandson, Darrell H. Hughes preceded her in death in 1969.

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John Alvin Hughes
Jul 31, 1873 - Aug 2, 1974

J. A. Hughes

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for John Alvin Hughes, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in Corsicana.

Rev. Charles Pringle and Rev. Richard Mosley will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Wood County, and a retired salesman for Ideal Products.

Survivors include three sons, L. F. Hughes of Ennis; A. M. Hughes of Arlington, and D. H. Hughes of Corsicana; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Thomas F. Hughes and Homer Hughes of Mineola; a sister, Mrs. Vergie Pollard of Houston.

Pallbearers include Lloyd Gillen, Larry Hughes, Dewey Norwood, John Hughes, Troy Dixon and Joe Bob Dixon.

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Emily Virginia "Virgie" (Mitchell) Colton
Jul 20, 1896 - Jan 14, 1972

Mrs. Colton

Mrs. Virginia Colton, 76, resident of Tyler the past 30 years and a native of Corsicana, died Friday in Tyler.

Graveside rites and burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery here following funeral services in Tyler. The Rev. Kenneth Haley, pastor of First Christian Church, will officiate. Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Colton was a retired saleslady and a member of the Christian Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Emily Colton Kirby of London, England; one grandson, Tim H. Kirby; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ben F. Mitchell of Waco and Mrs. Jack R. Mitchell of Richardson; and several nieces and nephews.

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Maurine (Fagala) Hester
Jan 21, 1909 - Nov 4, 1987

Maurine Hester, age 78, of Austin, died Wednesday.
She had been employed for many years at Paul's beauty Shop.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Earl hester; and two sisters, Lou Lowrey and Mrs. Chris Hoffman.
Survivors include her husband, Robeert N. Hester, Austin; three sons, Dr. Gene Hester, San Antonio, N. W. Hester and wife, Georgie of Crane, Texas and Carl Hester and wife, Marge of Hurst, Texas; daughter-in-law, Daisy Hester, Odessa, Texas; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Gay Beth Ballard of San Antonio.
Graveside service, 2:00 PM, Sunday at Dresden Cemetery, near Blooming Grove, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or A.I.D.S. Services of Austin, PO Box 4874, Austin, Texas 78765.
Arrangements by Weed-Corley Funeral Home 3125 N. Lamar. 452-88``

Notes:

  • Austin American-Statesman, Thu. Nov 5, 1987, Page 54
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • w/o Robert Narl "Bob" Hester

Robert Narl "Bob" Hester
Sep 2, 1902 - Aug 2, 1993

Robert N. Hester, age 89, of Austin died Monday, August 2, 1993.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Crane, Texas and a Shriner.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Carl A. and Large hester of Amarillo, Texas, daughters-in-law, George Hester and Saisy B. Hester, both of Odessa; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday in the Dresden Cemetery near Blooming Grove, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Arrangements by Weed-Corley Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar. 452-8811

Notes:

  • Austin American-Statesman, Wed. Aug 4, 1993; Page 16
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • h/o Maurine (Fagala) Hester

Virginia Butler "Peggy" Onstot
Nov 8, 1910 - Jun 9, 1994

Virginia Butler (Peggy) Onstot, age 83, of Austin died Thursday, June 9, 1994.
She is survived by her sister, Ann Butler, of Austin; and several nieces and nephews.
Private burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University Christian Chruch, 2007 University Avenue, Austin, Texas 78705, or to CROP-Church World Service, 6633 E. Hwy. 290, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78723.
Arrangements by Weed-Corley Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar. 452-881.

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James Blake Gillen
Sep 20, 1922 - Dec 27, 1990

James Blake Gillen, died on December 27, 1990, in Corsicana.
Mr. Gillen was born in Blooming Grove Texas on September 20, 1922. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School and attended Texas A&M University. He was associated in business with his father Drew Gillen and operated the Chevrolet Agency in Hubbard for many years. Gillen organized a motor freight company in Corpus Christi and had a management consultant firm in Austin.
The Gillens returned to Navarro County in 1970, where he was interested in ranching, real estate, insurance and banking. He was a director of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce and chairman of its Governmental Relations Committee. He served as director of the Salvation Army and the Navarro Consolation Center. Gillen was a member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge and on the board of the Navarro Regional Hospital. Gillen was a founding director of the City National Bank of Corsicana and served as its first chairman of the board of directors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served on the board of deacons, and was the director of the Senior Adult III Sunday School Department. He also served as chairman of the church's finance committee and finance chairman of the new Family Life Center building.
Gillen was long active in politics and served in various capacities in the election campaign of Governor John Connolly and President Lyndon Johnson. Gillen was the Director of Housing for the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. He was appointed by three governors of both parties to the Board of the Trinity River Authority and served for many years as the president of the TRA.
Mr. Gillen served on the board of numerous civic and charitable foundations and was an enthusiastic supporter of Baylor University and served on the University's Development Board.
Blake Gillen is survived by his wife, Doris Underwood Gillen; his three children, Gay Gillen Stone of Austin and Jim Gillen and Mary Gillen Burch of Tyler; his sisters, Wynell Gillen Patterson of Salado and Maxine Gillen Brown of Corsicana; and seven grandchildren.
Following a private family burial, there will be a memorial service at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 29, 1990, in the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.
Arrangements made by Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Gus Willeford
Oct 6, 1920 - Apr 30, 1999

Gus Willeford, age 78, long time resident of Austin, Texas, died April 30, 1999, of a heart attack.
He was born in Blooming Grove, Texas, and moved to Austin at a young age. Gus graduated from Austin High School and served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre in World War II.
After the war he continued his employment with the Texas Highway Department, now the Texas Department of Transportation. He worked in data processing in the Planning Survey Division for a total of 42 years before his retirement in 1983.
Gus is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elsie Mae Heine Willeford; daughter, Molly Ketchum and her husband Dean of Dripping Springs; son, Byron Willeford and wife Cad of Houston; sister, Elizabeth Foss of Dallas; sister-in-law, Juanita Willeford of Austin; eight grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 3, 1999, in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel, with Pastor Bill Laughlin officiating. Private burial will follow.
Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, 452-8811

Notes:

  • Austin American-Statesman; Sun. May 2, 1999; Page 39
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery; Pflugerville, Travis Co., TX

Les Paul Thomas
B&D Aug 17, 1972

Lez Thomas

Lee Paul Thomas, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Thomas of Corsicana, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiated.

Survivors include his parents, grandparents, Mrs. Peggy Thomas of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Warren of Kerens.

Survivors also include great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Greer of Corsicana.

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Charles Rucker Phillips
Sep 20, 1904 - Nov 7, 1972

Charles Phillips

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Charles Phillips, 68, of Corsicana, who died at Twilight Home Tuesday night.

Rev. Eugene Wood and Dr. J. A. Lovell will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mildred Phillips of Corsicana; a son, Charles Phillips of Houston; two granddaughters, Vicki Phillips and Sandy Phillips both of Houston; his mother, Mrs. Helen Phillips of Palestine; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Garhart of Dallas; Mrs. Emma Smith of Crane and Mrs. Juanita Evans of Palestine; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Clark, R. T. Curry, R. V. Burns, T. C. Curtis, H. Maurice Pollock, Eugene Stewart, Robert Davidson, and Cecil Vickers.

The Family requests that remembrances be in the form of donations to the charity of one's choice.

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Minnie Ara (Ewing) Deveny
Dec 1, 1893 - Oct 6, 1972

Mrs. Deveny

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. C. A. Deveny Sr. of Corsicana and native of Crawford, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Robert J. Potts and Rev. Cato Sherrer will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include a son, Charles A. Deveny Jr. of Pasadena, Tex.; a daughter, Miss Mary Deveny of Corsicana; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Alvin H. Brown, Clifford H. Hall, Charles H. Harrison, Clifton McLin, Edward M. Smith and Paul Wilson.

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Charles Albert Deveny, Sr.
Aug 20, 1891 - Aug 31, 1960

Chas. A. Deveny Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Charles Albert Deveny, 69, were to be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the church, and Rev. Robert Wooddy, First Baptist pastor, were to officiate. Interment was to be in Oakwood.

A long-time resident of Corsicana, Mr. Deveny died early Wednesday at his residence here. He moved to Corsicana in 1913 where he was connected with the Royall Coffee Co. as a roaster. He was later secretary-treasurer of the organization.

In 1933, Deveny opened the Square D Coffee company which he operated until 1950, when the company was discontinued. He also worked as a cost accountant with Bethlehem Steel before retiring in September, 1958, of ill health.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; a son, Charles Albert Deveny, Jr., Baytown, and a daughter, Mary Louise Deveny of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were to be Lee Heifner, Larry Larson, Clyde Heifner, Foy Wallace Warwick, Richard Young, Alvin Brown, Edwin Smith and Hays Hanks, all nephews.

Corley directed.

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Clint Allen Robinson
Feb 20, 1912 - Sep 14, 1972

C. Robinson

Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Clint Robinson, 60, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Cato Sherrer, Kerens Church of Christ minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gladys Robinson, Corsicana; a son, Don Allen Robinson, Monteca, Calif.; four grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. Ethel Robinson, Corsicana; a brother, J. J. Robinson, Corsicana; and a niece.

Pallbearers will be Oscar Travis, H. L. Gargrave, Frank Parker, Charlie Tieman, Vernon Flanagan and J. O. Carter.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Sep 17, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Gladys Henry (Travis) Robinson married Mar. 17, 1931; s/o Joseph Pinkney Robinson & Ethel Lucille (Gay) Robinson

Haskell Floyd Rains
Jan 1, 1912 - Aug 2, 1972

H. Rains

Funeral services are scheduled at 4 p.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Home for Haskell Rains, 60, who died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Robert Potts will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Griffin's.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mable Rains of Corsicana; a son, Darrell Rains of Richardson; a grandson, Derek Rains of Richards; four sisters; and a brother, Gene Rains, whose residence was not immediately known.

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James Mat Elrod
Oct 11, 1950 - Feb 10, 1972

James Elrod

Funeral services for James Elrod, 21, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Westside Church of Christ. Officiating at the services will be Henry Brigmam. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Elrod died Friday in San Antonio.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. James Elrod of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mat Elrod, two brothers, David and Daryl Elrod, and a sister, Donna Sue Elrod, all of Artesia, N. M.; mother-in-law, Mrs. Louise Melton of Corsicana; and grandparents, Mrs. Ada Elrod of Hurst, and Mr. and Mrs. George Saltsman of Sanger.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Voos, Gary Scott, Mark Culwell, Sr., Carl Garner, Vaughn Wyatt and Bob Brady.

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Beulah Beatrice (Meador) Edwards
Oct 22, 1887 - Sep 28, 1972

Mrs. Edwards

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Beulah Edwards, 84, of Corsicana and native of Emhouse who died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Maurice McLeroy, Memorial Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Ed Edwards of Cameron; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Paschal of Grayville, Ill., and Mrs. Johnnie Braxmier of Corsicana; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. T. J. Morman of Corsicana, Mrs. Jim Holder of Austin, Mrs. Lurley Harris of Point and Mrs. Perry Mullican of Tyler; two brothers, Frank Meador of Dallas and Lucian Meador of Terrell.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Laurissia May (Hill) Stover
Mar 16, 1894 - Apr 1, 1972

Mrs. Stover

Services for Mrs. J. C. Stover, 77, a resident of Corsicana since 1924, were at 10 a.m. Monday in a local funeral home chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Stover died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana; a daughter, Mary Stover of Corsicana; granddaughter, Ann Peck of LeMarque; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Francis of Lubbock and Mrs. W. B. Valentine of West.

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Rosie Vinnie (Griffin) DeChaume-Emerson
Feb 26, 1880 - Feb 19, 1972

Mrs. Emmerson

Mrs. Rosie V. Emmerson, 91, long-time Dawson resident, died Saturday at her home. She was a native of Grapevine.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

She is survived by six sons, Billy DeChaume of Mesquite; Eugene DeChaume of Corsicana, Frank DeChaume of Dawson, Lank DeChaume, Luke DeChaume and Travis DeChaume of Crawford; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Bridges of Corsicana, Mrs. Mary Dell King of Stanton, Mich., and Mrs. Rosie Mae Black of China Springs, Tex.; 37 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.

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Rhonda Christine Simington
May 5, 1972 - May 20, 1972

Infant Simington

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery for Rhonda Christine Simington, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Simington, who died Wednesday.

Survivors in addition to the parents are three brothers, Ronald, Jay and Dewayne Simington, all of Corsicana; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Simington of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Barnes of Brownsboro.

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Rufus Johnson
Mar 13, 1906 - Nov 26, 1972

Rufus Johnson

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Rufus Johnson 66, of Dallas, who died Sunday in a Dallas Hospital.

Rev. F. L. Livadius will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rufus Johnson of Dallas and two brothers, Willie B. Johnson and Edward L. Johnson both of Dallas.

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Rufus Johnson

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel for Rufus Johnson, 86, of Dallas, who died Sunday in a Dallas hospital.

Rev. F. L. Lividius was to officiate, with burial to follow at
Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow and two brothers.

Pallbearers were to be Jerry Travis, Jack Ivey, David Herod, Rex Junior Gary Humphries, Charles Isbell, Allen Skinner and Larry DeMoss.

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Guy Williams
Feb 14, 1895 - Sep 25, 1972

G. Williams

Guy Williams, 77, Pasadena grocerman, died there Tuesday. A native of Ellis County, he had resided in Pasadena since 1945.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hamilton Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Grace Williams of Pasadena; two sons, Glenn D. Williams of Houston and Joe D. Williams of Tomball; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. C. F. Smith of Waco; and two brothers, Lee Williams of Corsicana and Ernest Williams of Blooming Grove.

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Jessie James Bradley, Sr.
Oct 22, 1905 - Nov 8, 1972

J. Bradley

Jessie Bradley, Sr., 67, Corsicana, died Wednesday.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley's Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a native of Athens and had lived in Corsicana for 50 years. He was a retired railroad employe.

Survivors include one son, Billy Gene Bradley of Corsicana; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Bradley of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Radie Orr of Pampa, Tex.; and twos sisters, Mrs. Annie Foster of San Antonio and Mrs. Ola Snell of Sacramento, Calif.

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J. Bradley

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Jessie Bradley, Sr. 67, of Corsicana who died Wednesday. Rev. Maurice McLeroy was to officiate and burial was to be in
Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, a daughter-in-law, seven grandchildren and three sisters.

Pallbearers were to be Roy Dycus, W. L. Lennon, Ray Goldesberry, Louis Lopez, Lee Jones and Melvin Byrd.

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Linda Lou (Wilbanks) Bradley
May 9, 1943 - Sep 17, 2019

Linda Bradley, (76), passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Springs Village Care Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Linda was born on May 9, 1943 to the late Homer Walter Wilbanks and Louise Roe Wilbanks in Corsicana, Texas.

Linda was a kind, sweet, gentle soul. Her love for her family was only matched by her love for her Lord. She loved staying busy doing word search and playing games. She took pride as President of her Community group where she advocated for her friends and neighbors at board meetings. She also spent time watching cooking shows and Hallmark films. Lindas Big Tex personality made her lovable to everyone she met.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband Willie Bradley, and her grandson, Taylor Bradley.

She is survived by her sons, Johnny and James Bradley, her grandchildren, Kristin Burnett, Schott Bradley, Justin Bradley, Zach Bradley and Belinda Tipton, as well as her great grandchildren, Kylee Burnett and Bentley Bradley.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnathan Simons officiating.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Hamilton Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
  • w/o Billy Gene "Willie" Bradley; d/o Homer Walter Wilbanks & Louise Loraine (Roe) Wilbanks-Britton

Jessie James Bradley, Jr.
Dec 26, 1928 - Dec 1, 1965

James Bradley

Funeral services for James Bradley, Jr., 36, who died at noon Wednesday in Memorial hospital, will be held from the chapel of the First Baptist church Friday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church of which he was an active member. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Bradley was an employe of the Zimoco Oil Company.

Surviving are his wife, Jerry Bradley; two children, Cheryl Lynn and Scott; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bradley, Sr., and a brother, Billy Gene Bradley, all of Corsicana.

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Walter Paul Kessinger Sr.
Feb 4, 1910 - Jun 15, 1972

P. Kessinger

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Paul Kessinger, 62, a native of Corsicana and resident of Andrews who died Wednesday in Andrews. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery. He was a resident of Andrews for 20 years and was employed by the Noble Drilling Co.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Cleo Renfrow Kessinger formerly of Corsicana; a son, Paul Kessinger, Jr., of Lafayette, La.; a daughter, Mrs. John Wells of Borger; four brothers, Gene Kessinger of Corsicana, John Kessinger of Odessa, Staley Kessinger of San Antonio, and Charlie Kessinger of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Martha Jo Kessinger of Corsicana; and seven grandchildren.

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Paul Elmer Gowan
Oct 22, 1916 - Apr 20, 1972

Paul Gowan

Paul E. Gowan, 55, died Thursday night in the Veterans Hospital in Marlin where he had been a patient for some time.

A native of Navarro County, he was a veteran of WWII.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Mickey Loftis, pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marion Gowan of Corsicana; two daughters, Janet Gowan and Joann Gowan, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Thomas A. Gowan of Mesa, Ariz., and David E. Gowan of Odessa; a sister, Mrs. A. W. Benson of Deer Park; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Eulan Ernie "Dick" Bates
May 7, 1909 - Jun. 27, 1976

E. E. Bates

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Chapel for E. E. (Dick) Bates, 67, a Corsicana resident who died Sunday afternoon in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate with burial following in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marie Bates of Corsicana; one son, Eulan Bates of Grand Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. Mary French and Miss Edna Jo Bates, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Greer of Corsicana and Mrs. Josephine Spann of Quitman.

Pallbearers will be Roy Pohl, Hugh Stewart, Aubrey Hayes, Aubrey Horton, James Bates and Arnold Coker.

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Floyce Pierce Brown
Aug 3, 1910 - Jun 26, 1972

F. P. Brown of Mabank died Monday in Dallas. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dudley-Hughes Funeral Chapel in Dallas. Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana, the Rev. J. C. Guinn officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vivian Brown; his father, B. F. Brown of Corsicana; five sons, Charles F. Brown, Billy G. Brown, Gene D. Brown, Larry D. Brown and Benny Paul Brown, all of Dallas; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Douglas L. Brown and Adrian Brown; four sisters, Mrs. Velma Dubois of Dallas, Mrs. Thelma Chewning of Irving, Mrs. Oleta Saxton of Austin and Mrs. Hennie Graham of Corsicana.

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Margaret Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cox, Miss
Feb 9, 1884 - Oct 3, 1972

Miss Cox

Funeral services are scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Miss Margaret Cox, 88, of Corsicana who died Tuesday night at Twilight Home, Rev. Wayne Scott will officiate, and burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Stella Bonner of Angus; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Billy Holcomb, Morris Bodily, Gary Scott, O. D. Bailey, R. L. Cox and Hal Scott.

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Joseph W. "Joe" Henry
1915 - Feb. 8, 1972

J. W. Henry

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley's for Joe W. Henry, who died Tuesday in Shreveport, La. a resident of Longview, he was 57 years old.

The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiated, and burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

He is survived by two daughters, Miss Joan Henry and Miss Carolyn Henry of Houston; mother, Mrs. J. E. Henry of Corsicana; two brothers, Ed Henry and Richard Henry of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. C. E. Bone.

Pallbearers were Hoyt Blackman, Joe McGaugh, Jimmy L. Finch, Robert Fowler, C. C. Merrell, Lloyd Cox, W. E. Percival and George Chappell.

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Thomas Lee Henderson
Sep 9, 1913 - Oct 17, 1972

L. Henderson

Funeral services are to be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Lee Henderson, 59, of Dallas, a native of Navarro County who died Thursday in the Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital.

He was a member of the Baptist Church, construction worker and veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margurite Henderson of Dallas; a daughter, Miss Susan Diane Henderson of Dallas; his mother, Mrs. T. A. Henderson of Corsicana; a brother, Seth Henderson of Albuquerque, N. M.; five sisters, Mrs. Jimmie Chauvin of San Antonio, Mrs. Bernice Polk and Mrs. Ruby Gordon, both of Austin, Mrs. Georgia White of Houston and Mrs. Lola Hayes of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Joe Anderson, Jack Shultz, Charlie Lane, Guy Keith, W. T. Smith, W. L. Weaver, Paul Burgess and George Fischer.

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Lee Henderson

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at a local funeral chapel for Lee Henderson, 59, of Dallas, a native of Navarro County, who died Thursday in Dallas Veteran Administration Hospital.

Rev. James McKee officiated, and burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a daughter, his mother, a brother, five sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Elizabeth Ann (Flood/Mims) Henderson
May 26, 1930 - Apr. 3, 2022

Elizabeth Ann Henderson, 91 of Blooming Grove, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022 in Corsicana. She was born May 26, 1930 to Obie and Myrtle Mims.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove where she loved to work. She loved to spoil her family and her church family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Barbara Benton and husband Harold (Red) Henderson.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, children Sheila Carr, Barbara Buchanan, Ricky Henderson and wife Kari. Grandchildren, Joann Walker, Dustin Carr, Stephen Buchanan Jr., Matt Dixon, and Nick Dixon. Eight great grandchildren and a host friends and adopted children.

Visitation will be 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will follow at 3:00 pm at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Pallbearers will be Troy Walker, Dustin Carr, Stephen Buchanan Jr., Matt Dixon, Nick Dixon, and Mackey Shofner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Blooming Grove.
The family would like to thank the Twilight Home and Bristol Hospice for the love and care they showed their mother.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Harold Eugene Henderson; d/o Obie Mims & Myrtle (Flood) Mims

Marguerite Olivia (Shelton) Henderson
Feb 27, 1924 - Jan 22, 1977

Mrs. Henderson

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Marguerite Olivia Henderson.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Samuel L. Shelton of Hobbs, N.M.; four brothers, Therman Shelton of Hobbs, Joe W. Shelton of Phoenix, William Shelton of Fresno, Calif., and Clifton Shelton, of Montrose, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. C. M. Hyder of Lovington, N.M.; and a daughter, Miss Dianne Henderson of Dallas.

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Mrs. Henderson

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Marguerite Olivia Henderson.

The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate with burial at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Tommie Joe Bates
Feb 2, 1931 - Aug 6, 1972

Tommie Bates

Tommie Bates, 41, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. He was born and reared in Corsicana and was a foreman of the State Highway Department and a veteran of World War II.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Faye Bates of Corsicana; his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Bates of Corsicana; one step-son, Bobby Allen of Morgan City, La.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Beverly Owens of Corsicana; a step-grandson; two brothers, James Bates, Jr. of Corsicana, and Roger Bates of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Coker of Corsicana, Mrs. Doris Curry, of Arlington, Mrs. Donnie Gatlin of Corsicana, and Mrs. Brenda Palos of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be L. D. Patterson, Norvil Coker, Raymond Lewis, Ernest Betts, Odis Rutherford, Labron Walker and Hobart Marshall.

Honorary pallbearers will be employes of the Texas Highway Department.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 7, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Maries WWII
  • h/o Frances Faye (Waller) Allen-Bates; s/o James Thomas Bates, Sr. & Nova Rebecca/Reba (Howard) Bates
     

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In Memory of Mr. James T. Bates Sr. & son Tommie Joe

"We Would Like to Stroll Over Heaven With You"

If I'd survey all the Beauty
That comes to me from above,
And would I count all the Blessings, From out of the store house of love
I's simply ask for a favor of him
Beyond mortal care.
I'm sure He'd grant it again up there.

We want to stroll all over Heaven
With you some glad day.
When all our troubles and heartaches and sorrows, have truly vanished away.
There we'll enjoy all the beauty where all things are new,
We want to stroll all over Heaven with you.

So many places of Beauty we long to see here below.
But time and treasures have kept us from making plans you know.
But comes that morning of rapture together we'll stand anew.
And then we'll stroll all over Heaven with you.

(Written By His Wife)
Mrs. J. T. Bates

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Henry Lee Bates
Apr 21, 1921 - Nov 16, 1974

Henry L. Bates

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Henry L. Bates, 53, 1002 North Main St., who died Saturday night at Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. The Rev. Bob Whitten, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Mesquite, was to officiate, assisted by Bobby Lane, member of the family. Burial was to be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

A native of Angus, he was a veteran of WW II and a dockworker. He moved to Corsicana three years ago due to ill health.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pauline Bates of Corsicana; two sons, Jimmy and Burford Bates, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Ann Harrold of Dallas; one stepson, Lloyd Wilkerson of Corsicana; five step-daughters, Mrs. Catherine Thornton, Mrs. Doris Vaughan and Miss Christine Wilkerson, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Linda Quinn of Mexia; and Mrs. Barbara Jones of Columbus, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Jimmy Bates and E. E. Bates, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Delma Greer of Corsicana and Mrs. Josephine Spain of Quitman; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included James Bates, J. W. French, Eulan Bates, Jesse Don Greer, Thurman Thornton and Carl Glen Spain.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov. 18, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Army WWII
  • 1st wife Luella Virginia (Robertson) Bates married Jan. 6, 1942 2nd wife Pauline (Bailey) Wilkerson-Bates; s/o Thomas Sparksey/Sparks Bates & Mary Willie (Bennett) Bates

Nova Rebecca/Reba (Howard) Bates
Jun 30, 1910 - Feb 15, 1977

Mrs. Bates

Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. James T. (Reba) Bates, 68, resident of Corsicana, who died last night at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, James T. Bates Jr. of Corsicana and Roger Dale Bates of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Coker, Mrs. Doris Curry, Mrs. Donnie Dobbs, and Mrs. Brenda Palos, all of Corsicana; 24 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, J. H. Howard of Keene and C. J. Howard of Denver, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1976 and by a son, Tommy Joe Bates in 1972.

Pallbearers are Randy Coker, Jackie Coker, Ricky Baker, Brad Bates, Kenny Dobbs, and Tommy Dobbs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Feb 16, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (some sources say Nora Reba others say Nova Rebecca, monument says Nova R) w/o James Thomas Bates, Sr. d/o Joseph Josiah "Joe" Bates & Lillie Idella (White) Howard

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Mrs. Bates

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. James T. (Reba) Bates, 68, resident of Corsicana who died Tuesday night at Memorial Hospital.

The Revs. B. W. Johnson and Gary Johnson will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Ricky Bates, Randy Coker, Jackie Coker, Brad Bates, Kenny Dobbs, and Tommy Dobbs.

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Roger Dale Bates
Aug 27, 1943 - Jan 8, 2015

Roger Dale Bates, 71, of Thornton, passed away January 8, 2015 in Galveston, Texas. Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat (near Corsicana) with Rev. Billy Beever and Dan Curry officiating.

Roger was born August 27, 1943 in Navarro County, Texas to James Thomas and Nova Rebecca Howard Bates. He owned and operated a mechanic shop and wrecker service in Houston for many years. Roger proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

After retirement, Roger enjoyed working around the farm. He was a hard worker who was willing to tackle any job no matter how large or small.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Thomas Bates, Jr. and Tommy Joe Bates; sisters, Donnie Lee Dobbs and Dorothy Juanita Coker; and son, Jerry Glen Bates.

Roger is survived by his children, Roger Dale Bates, Jr, Micheal David Bates, Cherie Dawn Potts and April Diane Bates; 16 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; two sisters, Dorris Loretta Curry and husband, Dan of Corsicana and Brenda Nell Willis and husband, Jimmy of Thornton; a special friend, Paul Barksdale; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Lynds, John Palos, Jacob Harrison and Jerry Lezer.

Notes:

  • Blair - Stubbs Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Air Force
  • h/o Bette Lynne (Roberts) Bates; s/o James Thomas Bates & Nova Rebecca/Reba (Howard) Bates

James Claudie Allsup
Sep 10, 1919 - Aug 18, 2013


James Claudie Allsup, 93, of Mexia, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 24, at Porter Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend James Rineker and the Reverend Chris Nickleberry officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Point Enterprise Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

James Claudie was born in Payne Springs, Texas, to the late Henry V. and Mary Granthom Allsup. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944 and was among the third wave in the storming of Utah Beach in the Invasion of Normandy in June, 1944, and he was wounded on July 4, 1944. James was honorably discharged in 1945 with rank of Sargeant with a Purple Heart. On February 19, 1946, he married Etta Fae May and they had two children. James joined the Masonic Lodge in Eureka, Texas, in 1948 and was honored for his 50 years of service to the Masons in 1998. He worked for many years at Brown Oil & Gas and retired in 1990. James was currently a member of the First Pentecostal Church of God, where he served on the Deacon board.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Etta; son, James Claude Allsup; siblings, Ludie Mae Hanna, A.D. Allsup and Faye Minatra, as well as a very special person to him, Tommy Pickett.

Survivors include his daughter, Cathy Samford and husband, Jerry, of Mexia; granddaughter, Michelle Parks and husband, Chris, of Mexia; grandson, Sam Samford and wife, Tasha, of Pinehurst, Texas; great-granddaughters, Rebekah Parks, Jadyn Samford, and Rylee Samford; as well as some very special people in his life, Darrell and Felicia Pickett, of Teague, Kathy Pickett, of Teague, and Bruce Pickett, of Mexia.

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Valley Jo (Keeton) Easley
Apr 16, 1940 - Feb. 5, 2024

Valley Jo "Granny" Easley, loving sister, beloved mother, caring grandmother and great grand-mother, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 5th, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Jo was 83 and a resident of Corsicana. Jo was born in Dawson on April 16, 1940 to Willie Keeton and Ruth McCulloch. While working at V's cafe , Jo met Edward Franklin Easley and they married on April 17, 1953 . Together, they raised one son and four daughters. Jo was employed by Miller Hats for 32 years and was the assistant manager of Payless Shoesource for 16 years before retiring in 2018. Jo was a baptist and attended several area churches. Jo loved to spend time camping at the lake with her extended family and friends.
Jo was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Edward Franklin Easley, Son Lynn Easley, granddaughter Jessica lane and grandson James Ferguson. Jo is survived by Daughter-in-law Tabby Easley Perry and husband Davis of Dawson, four daughters; Dana Martin and husband Jackie of Corsicana, Paula Kirkwood and husband Randy Trull of Corsicana, Jennifer Lane of Keller and Donna Ferguson and husband Richard of Corsicana.
Sister, Madelyn Brannon and husband Bill of Waco, Brother-in-law Darwin Easley and wife Georgia of Plano. Jo is survived by 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 17th at Younger cemetery in Purdon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb. 12, 2024
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Edward Franklin Easley; d/o Willie Earl Keeton and Ruth Elizabeth Keeton
  • All of Valley Easley's records show her mother's maiden as Mitcham. Her obit states that it is McCulloch

George Polk Williams, Jr.
Dec 2, 1937 - Jan 18, 2024

George P. Williams Jr., age 86 of Fairview Heights, Ill. passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Mercy Care Center, surrounded by his wife and daughters.
George was born on December 2, 1937, in Sweetwater, Texas. He attended Corsicana High School in Corsicana, Texas. George then attended The University of Texas where he graduated with a degree in Law. He went on to private practice until he entered on duty to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1964. George had a distinguished career as a Special Agent with the FBI until his retirement in 1988 as Senior Supervising Resident Agent. Upon retirement he continued to work for the government as a contract investigator.
George was a loving father and husband, with a generous soul and a witty sense of humor. He was an avid reader who always fell asleep with a book in his hand. He will be missed by all who have sought his wise counsel and never-failing support.
Online condolences may be offered at www.wfh-ofallon.com. Memorial donations are suggested to Wounded Warriors (www.wwfs.org)
George is pre-deceased by his parents, George Polk Williams and Elta Foster Williams of Corsicana, Texas, and his sister Jo Eloise Harris of Bracebridge, Ontario.
George is survived by his wife Phyllis Parker Williams of Fairview Heights, children Cindy Jarrett of Durham, N.C., Paige Williams of Ladue, Mo., and Dawn (Ray) Vitha of Overland Park, Kan., grandchildren Joshua (Kate), Benjamin (Angie), Matthew, Jarod, Lindsey, John, Colin and Max, great-grandchildren Jack, Ryleigh, Brooklyn and Kamryn, nieces and nephews, and all those who loved him.

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John Daniel Goins, Jr.
Nov 14, 1957 - Dec 27, 2023

John Daniel Goins Jr of McAllen Texas passed away on December 27, 2023 after a brief illness. He was born on November 14, 1957, in Corsicana Texas to parents Laura Jean Cox and John Daniel Goins, both deceased. He attended Corsicana High school before graduating from Baylor University in 1978 and earning his PhD from the University of Houston in 2014, and joining the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley in that year as a lecturer.
He is survived by his brother Atwell Cox Goins, his wife Lesa of Corsicana, nephews Atwell Cox Goins Jr and wife Amanda and their children Laura, Allison and Francis of Dallas and Andrew Clayton Goins and wife Emily and their son Andrew, also of Corsicana. He is also survived by a large and loving friend base base, whom John considered his family, from his early days in Corsicana, his time at Baylor and continuing through his most recent teaching profession at the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley.
John loved his music most. He was a respected accompanist and pianist. During his years at Corsicana High School he was in A Capella Choir and Drama. He had large supporting roles in two musical productions at the high school.
He also loved hiking, skiing and all activities associated with the mountains. John was an avid climber having achieved the peaks of the most challenging mountains in North American and Mexico. A memorial service and celebration of John's life will be held at the First Methodist Church of Corsicana on February 17, 2024 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to first Methodist Church Choir.

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Beatrice Valrie (Baty) Senter
Dec 18, 1937 - Jan 22, 2024

Beatrice Valrie Baty Senter, 86, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024. She was born December 18, 1937, in Freestone County, Texas, to Charles Andrew Baty and Lola Elaine ("Peachie") Wren Baty. She graduated from Teague High School in 1956 and then obtained her associates degree in accounting from Nixon Clay Commercial College in Austin.

She married her high school sweetheart Donald Senter in 1957, and they moved to Dallas in 1960 where she worked in advertising. After 2 years in North Carolina during Don's service in the Air Force, they moved to South Garland in 1968 where she was a community leader, a mother to 3 super kids and half of their friends, while also holding the position of medical office manager of the Allergy Clinic of Garland until her retirement in 2014. They moved to Richland Chambers Lake full time where she participated actively in their lake and church community.  

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Donald Senter, her children, Cynthia Patterson and her husband, James, of Dallas, Cheryl Brashears and her husband, Robert, of San Jose, CA, and David Senter and his wife, Renee', of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren Jesse Patterson, Catherine Patterson, Jacob Brashears, Audrey Senter, Taylor Senter, Samuel Brashears, Lyndsey Brashears; and her sister, Carolyn Baty Hall.

Valrie is preceded in death by her siblings Charles Baty, Truman Baty, and Evelyn Baty Jones.

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Cyharles Edwin "Bubba" Blissett
Dec 27, 1926 - Jan 31, 2024

Bubba Blissett, 97, of Kerens Texas died peacefully at the Twilight Home on January 31, 2024.
He was born on December 27, 1926 in Kerens, Texas to the late Charles and Ruby Blissett. He is preceded in death by his wife, Janis who passed away on November 10, 2022. Also, an infant son, Mitchell Dean, and a brother, James Blissett. He is survived by his daughter, Terri Powell and husband, Mark, of Cedar Hill, and his son, Kurt Blissett and wife Roxanne, of Plano. Also, two grandsons, Zach Powell and wife Kelly of Desoto, and Cody Powell and wife Tabitha of Corsicana, three great granddaughters, Rachel Powell of Cedar Hill, and Jordan and Chloe Powell of Corsicana.
Bubba graduated from high school in Kerens in May 1944. He was Valedictorian of his class. He joined the Navy just three days after graduation at the age of 17. His mother had to sign for him to enlist. After being discharged on June 3, 1946, he became a member of the Barrack Bunch at Navarro College and played football. He also attended East Texas State Teacher College and North Texas University.
He made a career in banking in Kerens and served as a director for 26 years. Bubba coached Little League and Pony League baseball for 21 years. He was on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and served as trustee of First Baptist Church.
Bubba loved to hunt and fish and belonged to the Kerens Deer Hunters for over 20 years.
Graveside services are pending.

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Freda Ione (Lyne) Rhodes
Mar 21, 1905 - Jul 9, 1972

Mrs. Freda Rhodes, 67, native of Ennis and formerly of Corsicana, died Sunday in Houston, where she resided.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James E. McKee of Emmanuel Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She is survived by four sons, Charles Rhodes, Houston, Fred Rhodes, Los Angeles, Calif., Cecil Rhodes, Conroe, and Roy Rhodes, Pasadena, Tex.; 13 grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Nancy Lyne, Waco; one brother, Raymond Lyne, Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Oleta Bates, Waco, and Mrs. Ruby Armstrong, Greggton, Tex.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Rhodes, T. C. Baggett, Bobby Carter, Clyde Osborne, Bill Christian and Alvin G. Miller.

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Mrs. Rhodes

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Chapel with the Rev. James E. McKee officiating for Mrs. Freda Rhodes, 67, of Ennis and formerly of Corsicana. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include four sons, her mother, one brother, two sisters, 13 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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James Eldridge Johnson
Oct 12, 1900 - Aug 31, 1972

J. E. Johnson

J. E. Johnson, 65, died Thursday night.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Potts officiating.

Johnson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Johnson of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Peter Carr of Fort Worth; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Geraldine Benefield of Irving and Mrs. Norma Willett of Houston; one step-son, Neal Warren of San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Demple Stringer of Killeen and Miss Qiuda Johnson of Killeen; and three grandchildren.

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Wilburn McGee Thedford
Jun 26, 1899 - Aug 30, 1972

W. M. Thedford

Funeral services are planned Friday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. M. Thedford, 73, who died Wednesday at Paulyne's Convalescent Home.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, W. D. Thedford and Dean Thedford of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Doris Patterson of Nacogdoches; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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W. M. Thedford

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at a local funeral home for W. M. Thedford, 73, who died Wednesday at Paulyne's Convalescent Home.

Rev. T. F. Donald and Rev. B. W. Johnson officiated. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, a daughter, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Survivors also include four brothers, R. B. Thedford of Dallas, Sloan Thedford of Muleshoe, J. H. Thedford of Longview and Cecil B. Thedford of Houston; and three sisters, Mrs. Billie Barrett of Houston, Mrs. Odessa Brown of Houston and Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis of Dallas.

Pallbearers were Herman Stark, Larry Thedford, James Holloway, Furman Sewell, Will Hashop and Mike Brown.

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Aunette/Annetta (Hays) Thedford
Apr 4, 1903 - Jan 19, 1974

Mrs. Thedford

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. M. Thedford, 70, of Corsicana, who died at Paulyne's Convalescent Home. Rev. B. W. Johnson was to officiate, with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was a native of Ovilla located in Willis County, and had lived in Corsicana since 1930.

Survivors include two sons, W. D. Thedford and Dean Thedford, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Patterson of Nacogdoches; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; five sisters, Mrs. Carl Stedman and Mrs. Irene Sullivan, both of Midlothian, Mrs. Emma Alsup of Stanton, Mrs. Georgia Thompson of Waxahachie, and Mrs. Clara Taylor of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers include Larry Thedford, Ricky Thedford, Thurman Sewell, Chris Harrison, Herman Stark, and James Holloway.

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Alma Marie (Early) Johnson
Sep 19, 1910 - Mar 27, 1972

Mrs. Johnson

Mrs. Clyde C. (Alma) Johnson, 61, died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating.

Mrs. Johnson was born Sep. 19, 1910 in Hill County.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde C. Johnson of Corsicana; one son, Clyde T. Johnson of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Doris Ann Hitchcock of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Annie Robinson of Corsicana; one brother, Arthur Early of Waco; six grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Clyde Carroll Johnson
Jul 29, 1903 - May 9, 1976

Clyde Johnson

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Chapel for Clyde Johnson, 72, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. The Rev. Jim Carraway will officiate, and burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park

He was a retired welder for Consolidated Ship Builders and Bethlehem Steel. He was a native of Pursley and a member of the Pursley Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Thurman Johnson of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Hitchcock of Houston; five grandsons, a granddaughter, a brother, M. F. Johnson of Corpus Christi and a number of nieces and nephews.

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