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George Welburn Anderson
Jan 9, 1880 - Feb 26, 1940

ANDERSON - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 26. - Funeral services for George W. Anderson, 70, resident of the Black Hills community for thirty-five years, who died Monday, will be held Tuesday with burial in the Black Hills Cemetery. He is survived by his wife: three children, Estle and Virgil Anderson and Mrs. J. R. Jones, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Snow and Mrs. Helen Adamson, both of Tennessee.

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FUNERAL HELD AT BLACK HILLS FOR GEO. W. ANDERSON

Funeral services for George W. Anderson, aged 70 years, who died Monday at his home in the Black Hills community following a one-day’s illness, were held from the Black Hills church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Interment was in the Black Hills Cemetery. The rites were conducted by T. B. Thompson, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Estle and Virgil Anderson and Mrs. J. R. Jones, all of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Snow and Mrs. Helen Adamson both of Tennessee, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were M. E. Lake, Weldon Morris, Walker Green, Earl Pike, Lloyd Stover and George Pope.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Robert Lee Vyers
Dec 9, 1900 - July 22, 1947

MOVED TO BIOGRAPHY PAGE WITH INFO ON HIS MURDER


Eugene Wilson Gibson
Oct 8, 1882 - Feb 6, 1920

Gibson - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 9. - Eugene W. Gibson, 38 years old, died at his home here Saturday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. He is survived by his wife and four children, his mother and two brothers.

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Eugene W. Gibson is Eugene Wilson Gibson:
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Good Citizen Passed Away

Eugene W. Gibson aged 38 years died at his home here last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 4:30. The deceased is survived by his wife and four children, his mother and two brothers. The deceased lived in the Roane community for a number of years, but had made his home in Corsicana for the past two years.

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Death of Mr. E. W. Gibson.

All hearts were saddened last Friday night at 8:30 o’clock by the death of our dear friend and neighbor, Mr. Eugene W. Gibson.

Everything that loving hands could do was done for this dear man, but the Death Angel proved himself conqueror.

He leaves a wife and four children, a mother, Mrs. W. B. Gibson, and two brothers, Willand Erne Gibson of Stamford, Texas. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to them and may they look to him who doeth all things well and though it seems so hard to give this loved one up, but God knows best and to Him we must go for consolation.

“it is sad that one we cherish should be taken from our home.
But the joys that do not perish live in memory alone,
All the years we’ve spent together, all the happy, golden hours,
Shall be cherished in remembrance, fragrant sweets from mem’ry’s flowers.”

The last sad rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Culberson of the family home, 203 North Nineteenth street, on Saturday evening, February 7th, 1920, with interment in Oakwood cemetery, pallbearers being Ama Jackson, Robert Jackson, Charlie Gray, L. G. Cumpton, C. A. Deveny and Sam Butler.

A FRIEND.

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James Douglas Jackson
Feb 2, 1860 - Nov 1923

JAMES D. JACKSON IS LAID TO REST TODAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY

PROMINENT BANKER AND BUSINESS MAN DIED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

The last sad rites over the mortal remains of James D. Jackson, aged 63 years, who died at his home on West Third Avenue Sunday morning at 6:50 o’clock were said this afternoon at the First Methodist Church at 2:30 when a host of sorrowing relatives and friends gathered to pay a parting tribute to the memory of a good and true man who has passed on to his reward following a life of usefulness to his fellowman and devotion to his family.

Although Mr. Jackson has been ill for the past two years and his death was not unexpected yet his passing has cast a pall of sorrow over the entire community and his loss is keenly felt in all walks of life in this city. He was of a kind and generous nature and to know him was to be his friend. The welfare of others was always uppermost in his mind and he was always square and upright in his business dealings. Although he is gone his accomplishments and works in Corsicana will be felt and seen by generations to come and his memory will live. He was that kind of man that makes the world better for his having lived in it and no man who knew Mr. Jackson can speak ill of him. He was loved by all and had no known enemy.

The church services were largely attended and the profusion of floral offerings completely hid the casket from view.

A special choir composed of S. K. Breitz, Lloyd Kerr, Mrs. Albert Guess, Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. P. C. Townsend, and Mrs. Henry Robbins sang “Abide With Me,” “Jesus Savior Pilot Me” and “Christian Home in Glory” during the service at the church. The same musicians also rendered appropriate music at the grave.

The services were conducted by the Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church of which the deceased was a member; Rev. Horace Bishop of San Angelo and Rev. C. W. Wright of Waco, both life long friends of the deceased. Each of the ministers paid a glowing tribute to the life and character of Mr. Jackson and told of the great good he had accomplished while living on this earth.

Following the services at the church the long funeral cortege slowly wended its way to Oakwood cemetery where amid the strains of beautiful music the casket was lowered into the flower lined grave and the remains of this much loved citizen of Corsicana, peacefully sleeping was given to the bosom of Mother Earth for safe keeping until that great Judgment Day shall arrive and the parted shall be united.

James Douglas Jackson was born Feb. 2, 1860, in Anderson county Texas, and has lived in this state all of his life. In 1875 he moved to Mexia where he married Miss Ida Earnest Fishburn Jan. 20, 1884. He remained in Mexia until 1903 at which time he moved to Dallas where he resided until 1905 from which city he moved to Corsicana where he made his home until his death.

Mr. Jackson has been sick for the past two years and until his illness was very active in business. He was connected with the Corsicana National Bank for a number of years and at the time of his death was First Vice President of that institution. Besides his Corsicana interests he was interested in various other enterprises over the state.

For a number of years he was vice-president of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church as well as lay leader. He was a life long member of the Methodist denomination and was an ardent church worker giving both of his time and money. For a number of years he was also president of the Corsicana school board which he served faithfully. During the world war he was a prominent figure in all work in the city and county being at all times ready and willing to serve.

Mr. Jackson was a member of the board of directors of the Corsicana Y. M. C. A. for the last ten years and served as treasurer for the building committee of the organization. He not only made a substantial donation for the building but gave much time in the service of the movement.

He was very popular in Corsicana and numbered his friends by the hundreds. He was a man of broad vision and did much for the upbuilding of Corsicana. He took much interest in the civic development of the city and was a leader in all activities whereby others would be benefited.

He was the father of a large family all of which are now living and were at the bedside of their father when death came.

He is survived by his wife and the following children: two sons, Randolph and Douglas Jackson, both of Corsicana, six daughters, Mrs. Lanette Johnson, Mrs. J. T. Bragg, Miss Tabbie Jackson, all of Corsicana; Mrs. George Miller of Dallas, Mrs. Robert Henderson of Houston, Mrs. Tom Darst of Richmond, and five grandchildren.

He is also survived by three brothers, W. B. Jackson, Mexia; H. E. Jackson, San Angelo; Dr. Rice R. Jackson, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Geo. Earnest Faulk, New Rochelle, N. Y.; Mrs. J. Keller Parker, Dallas; Mrs. T. B. Sadler, Corsicana.

The entire community joins in extending heartfelt sympathy to the sorrow stricken family in the loss of their husband and father.

Many people from other sections of the state attended the funeral.

The following were active pallbearers: R. J. Jackson, Sam Jackson, W. P. McCammon, J. S. Eubank, Clyde Stroud, Arthur Elliott, Ed Babers, and Davis Neece.

The honorary pall bearers were Sam Kerr, J. E. Blair, Denton,; J. W. Wortham, Houston; R. B. Cousins, Houston; H. P. Barton, Capt. Gaston, Dallas; R. C. Ayers, Dallas; M. M. Brooks, Dallas; Jas. Kimball, Groesbeck; Ben F. Hankcock, Munger; B. W. Holman, Munger; John C. Rigsby, Munger; Wash Tatum, Mart; R. L. Birchfield, Mart; W. F. Hayden, Thurber; C. T. Stevens, Jack Womack, J. S. Smith, Tracy McKenzie, Davis Murphy, Macy Webb, A. P. Maddoy, all of Mexia; A. T. Carr, Munger; O. P. Jackson, Houston; J. L. Douglass, Jacksonville; Dr. T. B. Sadler; Mr. Titt, Tyler; B. J. Hancock, Dalura; Chas. Mills, J. E. Butler; J. N Gee, Tennessee Colony; Dr. A. V. Jenkins, Hubbard; Dan McCammon, R. M. Thompson, Teague; D. M. Hodges, Palestine; Dr. Ilion T. Jones, J. T. Bragg, T. J. Miller, Saratoga; Chas. Miller, Electra; R. H. Darst, Richmond; Dr. Clay Johnson, Fort Worth; Wiley Clarkson, Fort Worth; Victor Bose, Houston; W. H. Young, Aransas Pass; J. S. Roderick, P. M. Lee, W. G. Baker, J. P. Stevenson, Dallas; Tom Blake, Houston; Walter Blake, Houston; Lowry Martin, A. A. Wortham, J. A. Parker, Dallas; G. E. Folk, New York City, N. Y.; B. J. Derden, J. N. Edens, Guy Gibson, Dr. R. W. Baird, Dallas; O. Inabnit, Luther Johnson, Washington, D. C.; Joe B. Fortson, John T. Fortson, Dr. E. H. Newton, W. M. Peck, W. H. Penland, Ed. M. Polk, Sam Slay, Norborne Champion, Harry Williams, W. E. Pugh, Edgar Metcalf. O. L. Albritton, Lloyd Young, Lawrence Treadwell, Murphy Williams, L. C. Coulson, Willie Hilliard, H. M. Munger of Dallas; John Adams, Munger; W. H. Adams, Munger; R. L. Bunch, Munger; Hugh Moore, Munger; Luther Byrd, Munger; Wilber Wright, Chas. G. Jester, A. A. Allison, C. T. Banister, S. W. Bardine, T. H. Benton, H. B. Davis, J. L. Halbert, W. M. Huggins, R. L. Houston, W. L. Holman, O. E. Hyndman, A. N. Justiss, Geo. E. Jester, E. K. Moores, J. N. Royall, W. J. Seelig, W. M. Tatum, Liston Tatum, W. A. Tarver, T. J. Walton, W. E. Slaughter, G. F. Haslam, C. C. Cunningham, Will Elliott, Archie Lotspeich, J. W. McGill, Blake Forrest, Neil Johnson, C. R. Terry, Chas. DeLafosse, H. G. Johnston, Bibe Tinkle, J. R. Neece, Jr., K. L. McKeon, W. J. Rochelle, Claude Allen, Claude Albritton, Dr. O. L. Smith, Dr. H. B. Love, W. W. Gage, B. L. Davis, W. F. Love, T. P. McLendon and Ray Pressley all of Corsicana; J. R. Neece, Sr., Dallas; Rev. D. K. Porter, Cleburne; Rev. C. H. Booth, Waco; W. C. Kinsolving, Abilene; J. M. Dyer, Sr. and R. N. Elliott.

All of the banks of the city closed today at noon to pay honor to the memory of Mr. Jackson.

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A Helpful and Valued Associate
A True Friend
A Christian Gentleman

MR. J. D. JACKSON IS GONE

We feel deeply our loss.

Officers—Directors—Employees

Corsicana National Bank

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, November 26, 1923 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Mr. Jackson Laid to Rest.

Under a canopy of the most beautiful flowers of the season—apart of God’s big out-of-doors that he loved so well—Mr. J. D. Jackson was laid to rest on Monday afternoon following the beautiful and impressive services at the church, conducted by Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr. pastor of the First Methodist church, Rev. Horace Bishop of San Angelo, a life-long friend, and Rev. C. W. Wright of Waco, a former pastor and close friend.

Never was a more beautiful eulogy on the life of a departed one paid, than that by Reverends Bishop and Wright on the life and character of their beloved friend, J. D. Jackson. His life so simple, so sincere, so nearly perfect; and the good he has done for his fellow man and the city of Corsicana will live forever, although he has gone. As a distinguished citizen of the United States has said, “A man is the part he plays among his fellows.”

A sextette composed of Mesdames Henry Robbins, Percy Townsend, Albert Guess, Harry Williams and Messrs. Sidney Brietz and Loyd Kerr, with Mrs. Eugenia Story at the organ, sang impressively “Jesus Savior Pilot Me.” “There is Rest for the Weary” and “Abide With Me.”

At the close of the service the casket was opened, and the immense throng that had gathered to pay their last respects to a good man, filed past for one last look.

The entire community join in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family in such a poignant loss.

A large number of relatives from out-of-town were in attendance, among whom were : Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Jackson, San Angelo; Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Parker, Dallas; Dr. and Mrs. Rice Jackson, Dallas; Mrs. R. W. Baird, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Jackson, Mexia; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fishburn, Dallas; Mr. Pit Douglas,; Mrs. Will Gumm, Waxahachie; Mrs. Tom Blake, Houston; Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Henderson, Houston; Mrs. Frank Esmonds, Dallas; and Mrs. Clemmens of Dallas. Quite a number of Dallas and Mexia friends were also in attendance.

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GENERAL SECRETARY OF DALLAS Y. M. C. A. DELIVERED ADDRESS

Following are the resolutions of respect for the late J. D. Jackson which were adopted by the officers of the Corsicana Y. M. C. A.

WHEREAS, out fellow worker, James Douglas Jackson has been called to his reward, and:

WHEREAS, the deceased was an untiring, patient and wise laborer for the Corsicana Young Men’s Christian Association, serving it as its first treasurer on its building committee; and on its directorate work since its organization, and,

WHEREAS, This board feels keenly the loss it sustains in his death; now,

THEREFORE, Be it resolved by the board of directors of the Corsicana Young Men’s Christian Association:

FIRST: That in the death of James Douglas Jackson, this Association has lost one of its noblest and most useful members; a man whose life itself was an inspiration to young men to higher purpose and nobler character; the state, nation and city a patriot, a public-spirited citizen—one whose loyalty to truth and conscience of his fellows; a man of keen intellect and foresight whose capabilities were timed to their capabilities were timed to their greatest activity when in the service of the community and his fellowman:

SECOND: He was a noble Christian gentleman, whose piety, humility, and reverence for God should comment their virtues to each and all of his friends; his life ought to challenge the emulation of our entire Association membership.

THIRD: His church has lost a Godly leader, whose wisdom helped to guide it in the ways of usefulness, and whose Christian spirit was itself a beacon light to the erring.

FOURTH: His family has lost a husband and father whose memory is sweet to cherish and whose virtues are worth to follow.

RESOLVED, FURTHER, that we tender his family our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement, that a copy of this resolution be sent his family a copy sent to the press and that they be spread to the press and this Association.

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TRIBUTE IS PAID TO MEMORY OF LATE JAMES D. JACKSON

A Tribute to My Friend.

Editor Daily Sun:

Perhaps the truest friend I have had in the world has gone. May I crave a bit of space in your good paper to lay upon his bier a few modest flowers?

J. D. Jackson was a well rounded man. He was in no sense one-sided. A capable, successful man, a high-minded, upright, well-informed citizen, a most devoted husband and father, a true and steadfast friend, he met every obligation of life in the same magnanimous, lofty, unselfish way, always having in mind the happiness and well-being of others above his own. There are scores of men all over this portion of the state who have been the recipients of his generosity and help in times of financial stress and difficulty. He had the most thoughtful and tender consideration for the poor man who was struggling against odds to get on in life.

He was a real optimist; always cheerful, full of sunshine, with a quick sense of humor, fond of a joke, yet all his humor and jesting tempered with the spirit of kindness and good will.

He loved Nature the woods, animal life, flowers, good pictures, good music, and above all people.

He was often quiet, dignified, reserved in public; and hence some people thought him cold and unsympathetic. Nothing is farther from the true nature of the man. His was a big warm heart, interested in every phase of human life and human welfare. His charity was broad, generous, and unfailing. He was always thinking of some person or group of persons whose suffering or want he might help relieve.

Few people knew the inner nature of the man better than the writer of these lines. I had the most intimate business and personal relations with him. I knew him for thirty-three years, and for thirteen years lived next door to his home. He talked with me most freely of the most intimate and vital things of life. His inner life was as clean and pure as that of a little child.

“His life was gentle; and the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world, this was a man.”

It is worth something to have known such a man; to have had him for one’s friend. In this old world where there is so much of insincerity, and greed, and hypocrisy, and self-seeking, such a life as that lived by J. D. Jackson shines out like a great beacon light to point others to the right way.

“After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well,” and the influence of his life will remain as a perpetual benediction not only to his immediate family and intimate personal friends, but to hundreds and thousands whom he helped and uplifted.

His friend,
J.E. BLAIR.
Denton, Texas, Nov. 27, 1923.

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James Douglas Jackson, 63 years old, long a prominent resident of Corsicana and former resident of Dallas, died at his home here Sunday morning at 6:50 o'clock after two years' illness.
Mr. Jackson was the father of a large family, all of whom are living and were with their father when he died. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Randolph and Douglas Jackson of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Lunette Johnson, Mrs. J. F. Bragg and Miss Tabbie Jackson, all of Corsicana; Mrs. George Miller of Dallas, Mrs. Robert Henderson of Houston and Mrs. Tom Darst of Richmond, Fort Bend County and five grandchildren.
He also is survived by three brothers, W. B. Jackson of Mexia, H. E. Jackson of San Angelo and Dr. Rice R. Jackson of Dallas, and three sisters, Mrs. George Ernest Faulk of New Rochelle, N. Y.; Mrs. J. Keller Parker of Dallas and Mrs. T. B. Sadler of Corsicana.
Funeral services will be conducted from the First Methodist Church of Corsicana Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Alonzo Monk Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church of Corsicana, the Rev. Horace Bishop of San Angelo and the Rev. C. R. Wright, presiding elder of the Waco District of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Active pallbearers will be R. J. Jackson, Sam Jackson, W. P. McCammon, J. S. Eubank, Clyde Stroud, Arthur Elliott, Ed Barbers and Davis Neece.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Kerr, J. E. Blair, Denton; J. W.
Wortham, Houston; R. B. Cousins, Houston; H. P. Barton, Capt. W. H.
Gaston, Dallas; R. C. Ayers, Dallas; M. M. Brooks, Dallas; James Kimball, Groesbeck; Ben F. Hancock, Munger; B. W. Holman, Munger; John C. Rigsby, Munger; Wash Tatum, Mart; R. L. Birchfield, Mart; W. F. Hayden, Thurber; C. T. Stevens, Jack Womack, J. S. Smith, Tracy McKenzie, David Murphy, Macy Webb, A. P. Maddox, all of Mexia; A. T. Carr, Munger; O. P. Jackson, Houston; J. L. Douglas, Jacksonville; Dr. T. B. Sadler, Mr. Pitt, Tyler; B. J. Hancock, Datura; Charles Mills, J. E. Butler, J. N. Gee, Tennessee Colony; Dr. A. V. Jenkins, Hubbard; Dan McCammon and R. M. Thompson, Teague; D. M. Hodges, Palestine; Dr. Ilion T. Jones, J. T. Bragg, T. J. Miller, Saratoga; Charles Miller, Electra; R. H. Darst, Richmond; Dr. Clay Johnson, Fort Worth; Wiley Clarkson, Fort Worth; Victor Bose, Houston; W. H. Young, Aransas Pass; J. S. Roderick, P. M. Lee, W. G. Baker, J. P. Stevenson, Dallas; Tom Blake, Houston; Walter Blake, Houston; Lowry Martin, A. A. Wortham, J. A.
Parker, Dallas, G. E. Folk, New York City; B. J. Derden, J. N. Edens, Guy Gibson, Dr. R. W. Baird, Dallas; O. Inabnit, Luther Johnson, Washington, D. C.; Joe B. Fortson, John T. Fortson, Dr. E. H. Newton, W. M. Peck, W. H. Penland, Ed M. Polk, Sam Slay, Norborne Champion, Harry Williams, W. E. Pugh, Edgar Metcalf, O. L. Albriton, Lloyd Young, Lawrence Treadwell, Murphy Williams, L. C. Coulson, Willie Hilliard, all of Corsicana; H. M. Munger, Dallas; John Adams, Luther Byrd, Munger; Wilber Wright, Charles G. Jester, A. A. Allison, C. T. Banister, S. W.
Burdine, T. H. Benton, H. B. Davis, J. L. Halbert, W. M. Huggins, R. L.
Houston, W. L. Holman, O. E. Hyndman, A. N. Justiss, George E. Jester, E. K. Moores, J. N. Royall, W. J. Seelig, W. M. Tatum, Liston Tatum, W.
A. Tarver, T. J. Walton, W. E. Slaughter, G. F. Haslam, C. C.
Cunningham, Will Elliott, Archie Lotspeich, J. W. McGill, Blake Forrest, Neil Johnson, C. R. Terry, Charles Delafosse, H. G. Johnson, Bige Tinkle, J. R. Neece Jr., K. L. McKeon, W. J. Rochelle, Claude Allen, Claude Albritton, Dr. O. L. Smith, Dr. H. B. Love, all of Corsicana; J.
R. Neece Sr., Dallas; the Rev. D. K. Porter, Cleburne; the Rev. C. H.
Booth, Waco, and W. C. Kinsolving, Abilene.
Mr. Jackson was born Feb. 2, 1860, in Anderson County, and lived in this State all his life. In 1875 he moved to Mexia, where he married Miss Ida Ernest Fishburn Jan. 10, 1884. He remained in Mexia until 1903, when he moved to Dallas, where he resided until 1905, from which city he moved to Corsicana, where he made his home until his death.
Mr. Jackson had been ill for the business until forced into inactivity by his illness. He had been connected with the Corsicana National Bank for a number of years and at the time of his death was first vice president of that institution. He also was interested in various other enterprises over the state.
For a number of years he was vice president of the board of stewards of the First Methodist Church here, as well as lay leader. He was a life-long member of the Methodist denomination and contributed liberally to its support. For a number of years he was president of the Corsicana school board. During the World War he was active in all patriotic activities. He had long been prominent in local civic circles and was highly esteemed by all classes of citizens.

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Resolutions of Respect.

TO THE WEILER BIBLE CLASS OF THE FIRST METHODIST CHURCH OF CORSICANA, TEXAS.

Your committee appointed to draft appropriate resolutions on the death of our beloved member and officer, Brother J. D. Jackson, who died in Corsicana, Texas, on the 23rd day of November, 1923, presents herewith its report:

Brother Jackson was a man of mature years. He had given largely of his life, his means and his time to the Church of God, having long been a member and official in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, to which and its institutions, he was devoted. He was for years an active, faithful and inspirational member of this class, whose services he seemed to greatly enjoy in the days of his health and strength, and into the class, he poured a large measure of service and devotion. He was for years Chairman of the Charity and Help Department of the class, and in that position, labored lovingly, faithfully and largely, and made the influence of the class felt throughout the community for its loving deeds of service and kindness to those in need. In his death, the nation has lost a true patriot; the State and City a good citizen; the Church a valiant and devoted servant, and our own class a wise counsellor and a helpful and inspirational member; his wife a devoted husband; his children a noble and affectionate father. We shall miss him, but his memory shall linger with us as an abiding and helpful influence. He leaves behind him a good name, which is rather to be chosen than great riches. He leaves to his family a goodly heritage; namely, noble character and a life worthily and helpfully lived.

Therefore, be it resolved, by the members of the Weiler Bible Class, that we deeply sympathize with the family in their loss; that our class has lost a strong and lovable and useful member, and that it shall be our desire to so live as members of the class, that when our work here is done, that we shall be able, even as he did to pass on to the Great Beyond with the sweet assurance that those who re left behind may be able to say “Well done, Thou good and faithful servant.”

Resolved further, that a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the family, a copy furnished to the local paper, and a copy filed permanent record by the secretary of the class.

Respectfully submitted.

DR. O. L. SMITH,
H. P. BARTON,
W. A. TARVER,
Committee on Resolutions.

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J. D. Jackson—An appreciation.
(By C. R. Wright, D. D.)

The friendship of a true man is above price. There is no wealth of the world that is comparable to it. To bestow it is to pay the highest tribute that a man can pay his fellow man. To receive it is to become the possessor of the absolute good. “It involves many things,” says Thomas Hughes, “but above all, the power of going out of oneself and seeing and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in others.” It is a thing so spiritual and divine that it can not be weighted or measured by any worldly standards. To give it does not impoverish. To withhold it does not enrich. Is not the ability to be a true friend a mark of distraction? J. D. Jackson had this characteristic in an unusual degree. Through many years the writer was the processor of a priceless boon, the friendship of this noble man.

Our friendship began when we were young men, he an ambitious and rising business, and I an immature and untried preacher and pastor. Ripening with the years, marred by no untoward circumstance, that friendship upon the day of his departure was equal to that of David and Jonathan, unless encumbered by my lack of ability. I know him in all of the relations of life in which a man’s true character is laid bare. In his home, amid its joys and its sorrows; at his place of business where he was bravely and nobly facing every situation; in the Church where he stood in the front ranks of the layman doing the work that only loyal laymen can do; in hours of relaxation and recreation when we walked together through fields and forests and sat together on the banks of the streams and slept together under the tent. Here I knew him in a close and intimate association that led to an appreciation of his real worth.

When we first met in the town of Mexia, Limestone county, he was just beginning what then promised to be, and finally proved to be a very successful business career. In business he combined keen insight and clear judgment with high moral purpose. No man ever had a truer sense of right and justice in business transactions, and his honesty and integrity were unquestioned. His business associates had confidence in him and their confidence was never betrayed. While he had a laudable ambition to succeed in the things he undertook to do, he would have preferred failure a thousand times to the use of any unfair or unscrupulous means or methods.

The master passion of my friend was not a successful business career. He held other things more important and more worth while than that. To grow into a manhood that would be a worthy example for his sons, and that would reflect credit upon his forebears, was his chief aim and end in life. At an early age he surrendered to Christ and made Him the invisible partner of his life in all its relations. His faith in God was unwavering, and beautiful in its simplicity. Devotion to his Church and loyalty to his pastor, characterized him in a marked degree. His devotion to one pastor never made less his loyalty to another. His love for his Church was supreme and compelling in every movement that looked to its betterment, or to the betterment of community, he could be depended upon to give it the full impact of his strength. Always the side of right and righteousness was his side.

Responding early in life to what he believed to be the call of duty, deprived him of a liberal education, and yet he was every inch a cultured Christian gentleman, with a high order of intellect, a strong will, a brave heart and a great soul. He loved everything that was beautiful and true and good. God’s great beautiful, out of doors made a strong appeal to him. The fields and the forests, mountains and streams, birds and flowers, were his joy and delight. Iquote a sentence or two from one of his last letters to me written from San Angelo where he had gone with the hope of recuperating. “I wish I had you out here with me. You never saw rivers more beautiful, scenery more enchanting, pastures greener. I fish, play ------in the mountains, and vet------has never cine back.” (the page is torn off, some words are not there)

When the disease that cut short his noble life crept upon him, many of his friends thought that rest from the strain of business and the out of doors might heal him. But alas it was not to be so.

When the end came—all to early it seemed to those who knew his worth—his life had been such that it needed no apology, no defense, no explanation. It was an open book. No father ever left a son the legacy of a cleaner, clearer record. His sons may well afford to follow in his footsteps and emulate his example. His daughter can point to him with pride and know that he was a father, than whom no daughter ever had a better. His widow, the sweetheart of his romantic youth, the wife of his young manhood, the mother of his children, the faithful, loving companion to the end, may evermore remember that he was eminently worthy of all of these sacred and holy relations.

I never had a better friend nor a truer. I thank God that I had the privilege and the honor of knowing him so long and so intimately. It has meant more to my life than any words of mine could ever express.

The above beautiful tribute was clipped from the Texas Christian Advocate. It will be appreciated not only for the love and esteem borne Mr. J. D. Jackson but because of the fact that the writer is well known and much beloved by many here, he having been pastor of the First Methodist church some time ago.

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John B. Ingle
July 20, 1870 - Aug 3, 1944

Rev. J. B. Ingle, 77, Dies at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas. Aug 4. - J. B. Ingle, 77, pioneer Baptist minister, died here. He had been in the ministry fifty-five years and held a number of pastorates in Navarro County.
A veteran of WWI, he served as chaplain for the Johnson-Wiggins Post of the American Legion of Corsicana a number of years.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a son, Jack Ingle, San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Viola Bengtson, Cuero, and Mrs. Mary Lee Chunn, Dallas; two brothers, Joe Ingle and Tom Ingle; a sister, Mrs. Maud Simmons, Oregon; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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REV. J.B. INGLE DIED HERE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

Rev. J.B. Ingle, age 77 years, pioneer Baptist minister, died here at an early hour Thursday morning.

Funeral services are pending.

Rev. Mr. Ingle had been in the ministry 55 years, about 45 of which were spent in Navarro county. He had held a number of pastorates in the county and had been closely associated with all work of the Baptist church in this section. He was at one time pastor of the Calvary Baptist church here. He was at the time of his death, a member of the Memorial Baptist church.

He was a veteran of World War I. He held the rank of sergeant in the personnel department of the army. He served for a number of years as chaplain of the Johnson Wiggins Post of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Jack Ingle, San Diego Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Viola Bengston, Cuaro; Mrs. Mary Lee Chunn, Dallas; two brothers, Joe and Tom Ingle; a sister, Mrs. Maud Simmons, Oregon; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Dorothy Maurine Ashmore
Sep 29, 1912 - Oct 19, 1928

Corsicana Girl Dies.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 20 - Dorothy Maurine Ashmore, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Ashmore, died at the family residence here Friday afternoon and the funeral will take place Saturday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. She is survived by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

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MAURINE ASHMORE DIED FRIDAY AFTER SHORT ILLNESS

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FROM HOME SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Dorothy Maurine Ashmore, aged 15 years, 22 days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Ashmore, died at the family residence, 418 South Eighteenth street, shortly after noon Friday following a long illness, and the funeral services will be held from the residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, three brothers, Albert, Oscar and Wayne Ashmore, and two sisters, Mrs. Chas. Bee and Miss Faye Ashmore, all of Corsicana.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. I. Patterson, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. F. O. Waddill, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Active pallbearers—Leslie Scroggins, Bill Palmer, Harold Crowther, Virgil Reese, Melbourne Benson, Frank Sanders.

Honorary pallbearers—Ewing Britton, A. Z. Elkins, Clifford Bell, Scott Lowery, Frank Kent, Paul Mitchell, Allen Bryant, Wayne Walker, Walter Earl Parker, Kelly Williamson, Jack Allen, L. V. Norris, Afton Crocker, Charles Redden, Richard Young, Leon Harris, Denton, Texas; Henry Harris, Austin; Misses Augusta Keith, Lula Mae Holland, Marie Stamps, Mary Helen Allen, Frances Garvin, Frances Layton, Evie Ruth Mixon, Dorothy Caldwell, Marie Carson, Claudine Carson, Lyna Rose Carson, Elizabeth Chruch, Agnes Locklar, Frances Milner, Streetman; Annie B. Ficklin, school mates and members of the high school faculty.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR POPULAR HIGH SCHOOL GIRL HELD

DOROTHY MAURINE ASHMORE LAID AT REST IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Dorothy Maurine Ashmore, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Ashmore, 418 South Eighteenth street, who died at 12:40 o’clock Friday afternoon, following a long illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home, with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Patterson, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. F. O. Waddill, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. She was a member of the junior class of Corsicana high school and was popular and active in school affairs.

Surviving are her parents, two sisters, Mrs. Charles Bee and Miss Faye Ashmore, and three brothers, Albert, Oscar and Wayne Ashmore, all of Corsicana.

Active pallbearers—Leslie Scroggins, Bill Palmer, Harold Crowther, Virgil Reese, Melbourne Benson, Frank Sanders.

Honorary pallbearers—Ewing Britton, A. Z. Elkins, Clifford Bell, Scott Lowery, Frank Kent, Paul Mitchell, Allen Bryant, Wayne Walker, Walter Earl Parker, Kelly Williamson, Jack Allen, L. V. Norris, Afton Crocker, Charles Redden, Richard Young, Leon Harris, Denton, Texas; Henry Harris, Austin; Misses Augusta Keith, Lula Mae Holland, Marie Stamps, Mary Helen Allen, Frances Garvin, Frances Layton, Evie Ruth Mixon, Dorothy Caldwell, Marie Carson, Claudine Carson, Lyna Rose Carson, Elizabeth Church, Agnes Locklar, Frances Milner, Streetman; Annie B. Ficklin, school mates and members of the high school faculty.

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Untimely Passing Of Lovely Young Girl Saddens Many

Lovely sprays of autumn’s most beautiful flowers, baskets of beauty, pot plants and wreaths of various sizes completely covered and surrounded the grave of Dorothy Maurine Ashmore, sixteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther W. Ashmore, who was laid to rest Saturday afternoon in
Oakwood Cemetery,--visible tokens of Corsicana’s grief over the loss of this beautiful girl, “Beautiful not only of face and form, but beautiful in her life, lived here in Corsicana with her beloved ones.

One of the most loyal tributes paid this dear girl during her last hours on earth was by a group of her boy and girl friends, whom she “always designated as “Our Gang.” When they learned Thursday that Maurine could not live but a short time, they came in a body and kept vigil all through the night. In her conscious moments she was allowed to see them by ones and twos and knew and talked to each one calling them by their pet nicknames. When she saw them there she thought she was getting better and had her farewell party with them between midnight and early morning. At her request they went into the living room, turned on the lights and the Victrola playing at her request, “Sweetheart of Sigma Ki” and “Tonight Might You Belong to Me.” She insisted upon being dressed so she could join them, and her nurse and mother humored her by putting her in a large Morris chair by the side of her bed, and telling her that after she rested and slept a little more she could dress while in the chair her boy chums came in to see her, one or two at a time, and she talked with them all, even asking for one who had to leave for his early morning work.

Later in the morning (Friday) word was sent to “the Gang” as high school that she was gradually sinking and would not live longer than noon. The junior class of which she was a member and the high school sent a large basket of lovely flowers. Rosa Hashop and two other girls dressed in their new pep squad uniforms took them and presented them to her in the name of her class and the school, and even then, just twenty minutes before her death, she called the girls by name, said how beautiful the flowers were, how she admired their uniforms and told them to thank each and every one in school for her. At 12:40 she passed to the sweet beyond. These girls and boys so loving an loyal were her active and honorary pallbearers at the funeral Saturday and one of the larges floral offerings there had the inscription “Our Gang,” in gold letters across it. All during her illness the gang sent flowers to cheer her. The personnel of “Our Gang” is as follows: Lula May Holland, Marie Carson, Augusta Key, Mary Helen Allen, Elizabeth Church, Frances Garvin and Marle Stamps: Frank Kent, Paul Mitchell, Leslie Scoggins, Virgil Reese, Clifford Bell, Harold Crowther, Afton Crocker, L. V. Norris, Wayne Walker, A. Z Atkin, Melbourne Benson, Frank Sands and Scott Lowry.

Most impressive funeral services were held at the home Saturday at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. I. Patterson, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. F. O. Waddill, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist. Beautiful tributes were paid by them in their prayers and talks and appropriate songs were sung by Mrs. E. O. Swittenberg, Miss Maudele Smith and Mrs. Jack Haslam, members of the choir of the First Methodist church.

Out of town relatives and friends here for the funeral services included Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Ashmore and daughter, Miss Alyne of Corpus Christi; Alvin Ashmore of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. G. Hight of McKinney, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Ashmore and family of Fort Worth, Mrs. E. T. Williams of Eldorado, and Ama Rose O’Neil, Minnie Curry, Frances Milner, Annie Laura Tarvell and others of Streetman.

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Andy Victoria Autrey
Jun. 28, 1875  -  Aug. 22, 1928

SHOOTING WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN BUSINESS DISTRICT IS FATAL
 
ANDY AUTREY IS DEAD AND BELL WHITE, SR., CHARGED WITH SLAYING
 
Andy V. Autrey, aged 53 years, is dead, and Bell White, Sr., aged 50 years is at liberty on bond in the sum of $3,000 on a formal complaint of murder, as a result of a shooting affair in front of the Vogue Café Wednesday night about 9:45 o’clock.  Autrey was shot four times with a .44 caliber pistol.  He was rushed to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic and died a short time later while on the operating table without ever regaining consciousness or making a statement in connection with the trouble.
 
Funeral services were conducted for Autrey Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from his residence, 1523 West Sixth avenue, with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church.
 
Soon after the shooting, White surrendered to city officers and later went to the Navarro county court house where he was formally charged by complaint with murder in Judge Sam B. Jordan’s court.  He was released on bond in the sum of $3,000 to await the action of the grand jury.  Sureties on the bond are Arthur Levi, Pink Hayes and Bully Robinson.
 
White is reported to have emptied his pistol at Autrey at short range.  One bullet apparently struck the street or sidewalk and ranged upward, entering an open window in the second floor of the building across the street.  The bullet hit the metal ceiling of the Electric Studio and C. J. Reisin, proprietor, who was working at the time, later found the bullet on the floor.
 
One bullet took effect in the left breast near the heart, ranging through the body and emerging nea the spine;  another penetrated the right forearm and midway between the wrist and the elbow;  a third entered the abdomen near the right side;  and the fourth hit the left leg about six inches above the knee and came out in front breaking the bone in passage.  Autrey staggered into the middle of the street and fell after being shot.
 
One bullet sped into the Joe Wilson drug store directly across the street, striking a grip machine and penetrating into the metal box encasing it, and almost emerging through the second wall on the opposite side from where the bullet hit the machine.
 
It was reported that Mrs. Autrey was sitting in an automobile within a short distance of where the shooting occurred.
 
Autrey was a cement contractor and White is manager of a recreational club.
 
Surviving Autrey is his wife and one little son.  White is married.  Both are well-known in this section of the country.
 
Autrey was rushed to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic in the Sutherland ambulance.
 
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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun  -  Thursday, August 23, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ina Pearl (Leatherwood) Autrey married Jan. 21, 1903  2nd wife Lila (Redden) Autrey  s/o Anonymous Bullock Autrey and Mary (Baker) Autrey

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BELL WHITE CASE GOES TRIAL FIDAY IN DISTRICT COURT
 
SELECTION OF JURY MOVED FORWARD RAPIDLY AFTER COURT CONVENED
 
Both the state and defense attorneys announced ready Friday morning at 10 o’clock in the trial of Bell White, Sr., manager of the Corsicana Recreational club, charged by indictment with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Andy Autrey, cement contractor, several months ago.  A number of witnesses were not present when the case was called, but it was stated they would be on hand when needed.
 
A special venire of 60 prospective jurors was on hand in addition to the regular weekly jurors.  The defense attorneys were questioning prospective jurors with reference to “self-defense.”
 
At 11 o’clock, three jurors had been selected from eight examined.  The first man called, V. W. Brown, Dawson farmer, was selected.  I. N. Palmer, Corbet farmer, and T. S. Salter, farmer, Emhouse, were the second and third jurors selected.  Five had been excused.
 
The state is being represented by Cleo Miller, county attorney, pro tem, and the defense is being represented by the firm of Gibson, Lovett & Lovett.
 
It is expected that the jury will be completed some time Friday afternoon and the introduction of evidence will likely get in full swing Saturday morning at 9 o’clock.
 
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STATE RESTED IN BELL WHITE TRIAL SATURDAY MORNING
 
RAPID PROGRESS BEING MADE IN CASE;  DEFENSE PRESENTING TESTIMONY
 
The state rested in the introduction of testimony Saturday morning in the trial of Bell White, Sr., charged by indictment with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Andy Autrey, cement contractor, in an altercation in the down-town section during August of this year, and the defense began with testimony.  Indications at noon Saturday were that the case would be concluded Saturday.
 
From the line of questioning of the state attorney, the state is apparently trying to prove that the deceased did not attempt to carry into execution threats while the defense is seeking to establish self defense.
 
Witnesses heard for the defense Saturday morning were Doc Redden, Bill Black, Bert Williams, Cooper Currie, Waxahachie and Boz Currie, Avalon.
 
State’s witnesses heard Saturday morning were Carter Kirven, Punk Standley, Willis Stamms, Bob Lowrey and Arthur Wareing.  State’s witnesses Friday afternoon were Felix DeLafosse, Mrs. Andy Autrey and Dewey Brown.
 
The jury was completed Friday afternoon.
 
Following are the jurors:
V. W. Brown, Dawson;  R. F. Holland, Corsicana, M. R. A.;  I. N. Farmer, Corbet;  T. D. Salter, Emhouse;  W. F. Pevehouse, Frost;  C. L. Clark, Steetman;  W. E. Jordan, Frost;  J. A. Ledford, Frost;  R. D. Beal, Corsicana 6;  J. C. Weaver, Wortham;  R. H. Harris, Emhouse;  F. O. Miller, Wortham.
 
The state is being represented by Cleo G. Miller, county attorney, pro tem, while the defense is being conducted by the firm of Gibson, Lovett and Lovett.
 
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BELL WHITE CASE EXPECTED GO JURY SOMETIME MONDAY
 
CONCLUSION OF TESTIMONY IN CASE CAME BEFORE NOON HOUR
 
Conclusion of testimony in the case of the State of Texas vs. Bell White, charged by indictment with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Andy Autrey last August, was had Monday morning about 11 o’clock and the preparation of the court’s charge was started.  Arguments of the attorneys in the case started about 1:30 o’clock and it is expected that the case will be given the jury late Monday afternoon.  It is not thought that the attorneys will argue the case more than one hour to the side.
 
Monday morning, the defendant took the witness stand in his own behalf and testified as to the happenings, etc., prior to the shooting, which occurred near the Vogue Café on Beaton street.
 
All of Saturday afternoon and the majority of the time Monday morning was taken up with defense testimony and the State recalled Mrs. Andy Autrey, wife of deceased, in rebuttal testimony after the defense rested its case.  Mrs. Autrey was later recalled by the defense.
 
Witnesses testifying Monday morning were Bell White, defendant;  Pete Redden by statement, Odie Montgomery. M. L. Huff, Bill Brown and Mrs. Autrey.
 
Witnesses used Saturday afternoon included Will Noble, W. C. Strong, Pete Redden, Bob Mills, Wesley Redden, Mrs. Emma Williams, Hugh Weaver, Roy Canady, W. H. Holloway, J. H. Harris, W. F. Seale, Roy Steele, Bill Brown, Joe Jefferson, Tom Hill, E. L. Keith, C. H. Allen and Mrs. Bell White, wife of the defendant.
 
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Corsicana Contractor Shot; Dies in Hospital
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 22. - Andy Autrey, cement contractor, died in a hospital as the result of a shooting affray in the business section Wednesday night. His assailant fired six shots at him and several took affect. One bullet glanced from the sidewalk and broke a window across the street. A man was arrested after the shooting but refused to make a statement.

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Amos Luther Bean
Feb 12, 1888 - May 8, 1938

A. L. Bean, 50, Dies at Corsicana
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, May 9. - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday for A. L. Bean, 50, secretary-treasurer and general manager of the Corsicana Production Credit Association, who died at a local hospital after a heart attack.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
He was a native of Haskell County, the family having moved to Eastland when Mr. Bean was 3. He formerly was City Commissioner at Eastland, a Rotarian at Eastland and here and a member of the Methodist Church. He formerly was a grocer at Winters, and was connected with the Magnolia Petroleum Company for years.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Curry Bean, Everman, and Luther Bean Jr., North Texas Agricultural College, Arlington; three grandchildren and two half brothers, W. M. McFarland, Dallas, and R. H. McFarland, Winters.

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  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • May 9, 1938
  • Full name and dates from the Navarro Co., TX Cemetery Records
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

Simon M. Batson
Jul 15, 1676 - Nov 28, 1928

Simon M. Batson Buried.
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 29 - Funeral services for Simon M. Batson, 52, night superintendent of the Navarro Cotton Oil Company for the last eighteen years, were held Thursday, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. M. J. Parnell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church. Surviving are his wife, a son, Clyde Batson, Corsicana; two brothers, Seth and Johnny Batson, both of Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. T. R. Dean, Cleburne, and a sister who resides in Oklahoma.

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SIMON M. BATSON DIED HERE EARLY HOUR WEDNESDAY

Simon M. Batson, aged 52 years, night superintendent of the Navarro Cotton Oil Company for the past 18 years, died at his home, 1551 West Fifth avenue, at 1:15 o’clock Wednesday morning following an illness of seven weeks, and the funeral services will be held from the family home Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. He was a native Texan and had lived here 18 years. The services will be conducted by Rev. M. J. Parnell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Clyde Batson, Corsicana; two brothers, Seth and Johnny Batson both of Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. T. R. Dean, Cleburne, and one sister who resides in Oklahoma.

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The Passing of Simon M. Batson Last Wednesday

After an illness of seven weeks, Mr. Simon M. Batson passed to his reward Wednesday, Nov. 28, and was laid to rest on Thanksgiving morn at 10 o’clock in
Oakwood Cemetery following impressive services at the family residence, 1557 West Fifth avenue.

He was a member of the Methodist Protestant church, and yet, while not an active member, he lived his religion among his fellowmen in his quiet and unassuming manner. He and his family—his good wife and only child, Clyde Batson, who are left to mourn his loss, have made Corsicana their home off and on for nearly thirty years. The past sixteen years he had been the trusted and most efficient night superintendent of the Navarro Cotton Oil Co. the deep esteem and high standing in which he was held by those who knew him, were attested by the many lovely floral offerings sent in by friends, which made a beautiful canopy over his last resting place.

Mrs. Batson and her son, Clyde, are extended the heartfelt sympathy of the community in general and of their many friends.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, December 4, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie (Pinton) Batson married Aug. 8, 1895 s/o Thomas “Tom” Batson and Mary (Longbotham) Batson
     

 


Mary Byars

BYARS - Corsicana, Tex., Jan. 30. - Mary Byars, widow of the late Jack Byars and grandmother of Arthur and Emmett Sutherland of this city, died yesterday at the residence of R. W. Walton, near this city, aged 78 years. Interment took place this afternoon in Oakwood cemetery. Deceased had been a resident of this city for many years and was highly esteemed.

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James Theodore Jackson

JACKSON - James Theodore Jackson, age 90, 6120 Prospect, died Saturday, born in Kentucky, resident of Dallas twenty-four years. Survived by two daughters, Miss Bertha L. Jackson, Mrs. L. B. Redmond, Dallas; two sons, Harford T. Jackson, Corsicana; George F. Jackson, Jacksonville, Texas; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Services Sunday 3 p.m., McCammon Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements Guardian Funeral Home.

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Roland Frederick Irby

IRBY - Roland Frederick Irby of Corsicana, Texas, died Thursday. Survived by wife, four brothers, F. E. Fort Worth; B. S., San Antonio; J. G. Freeport, and T. C. Irby, Dallas. Services Saturday, 2 p.m., Christian Church, Seymour, Texas, Rev. W. F. Woodell officiating. Arrangements Sparkman-Brand.

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Spencer Houston Jack, Sr.
Feb 26, 1858 – Nov. 25, 1928

Spencer H. Jack Dies At Home in Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 25 - Spencer H. Jack, 69, a lawyer, died Sunday and his funeral will be held Monday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. He had lived in Texas fifty years and in Corsicana twenty-five years.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Spencer H. Jack Jr. of Waco, Elwood Jack of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Marr and Mrs. D. C. Pinchbeck, both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR S. H. JACK ARE CONDUCTED MONDAY

CORSICANA LAWYER PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Spencer H. Jack, Sr., aged 69 years, lawyer, died at his residence, 320 South Thirty-first street, Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock following a short illness with pneumonia and the funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon t 3 o’clock from the family home with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, and Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Jack was born Feb. 22, 1859, in Rankin county, Mississippi, but came to Texas 50 years ago. He had resided in Corsicana for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Elwood Jack, Dallas; Spencer H. Jack, Jr., Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Marr and Mrs. D. C. Pinchback, both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; two brothers, W. H. Jack, Sr., Corsicana; Ed Jack, DeQueen, Arkansas, one sister, Mrs. H. M. Parker, Houston, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were J. S. Callicutt, B. W. George, Wayne R. Howell, C. A. Middleton, C. G. Davidson, Honorary pallbearers were members of the Navarro County Bar Association, Drs. T. P. McLendon, T. A. Miller and J. D. Hathorn and all neighbors and friends of the family.

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BAR ASSOCIATION SPONSOR MEMORIAL SERVICES SUNDAY

S. H. JACK AND E. J. GIBSON DECEASED, REMEMBERED BY COLLEAGUES

Memorial services honoring Elbert J. Gibson and Spencer H. Jack, deceased, were held in the thirteenth district court room in the Navarro county courthouse Sunday afternoon by members of the Navarro County Bar association. A number of friends of the families and members of the bar attended the services in spite of the inclement weather.

Numerous palms and pot plants softened the austere atmosphere of the courtroom. Beauford H. Jester, president of the bar association called the meeting to order and called former Senator J. H. Woods, chairman of the memorial and resolutions committee, to preside over the services.

“Does Jesus Care” was sung by a mixed quartet from the First Baptist church. The singers were C. C. McClung, Mrs. B. M. Henderson, Mrs. R. R. Range and Dow Mooney, Rev. J. Howard Williams pronounced the invocation.

In a brief introductory address, Mr. Woods announced that it was the usual custom of the bar to hold memorial services in honor of deceased members and that the occasion was doubly and because there were two vacant chairs in the circle reserved for members of the bar. He pointed out that the lives of men were close intertwined and intermingled, and that only in man’s aims, desires and ambitions did he live alone.

Spencer Houston Jack
John S. Callicutt was then recognized and presented a brief historical sketch and resolutions of respect to Spencer Houston Jack, W. A. Tarver was next recognized and presented a similar treatise on Elbert J. Gibson. In moving the adoption of the resolutions, Mr. Tarver stated that his friendship with the late El J. Gibson began in 1907, and that the deceased would be remembered as a man with a great and varied array of friends, numbering them among all walks of life.

Mr. Callicutt spoke in behalf of the adoption of the resolution. He said that he had known and loved “Ted” Jack for many years, and that although he was nearing the mark of 70 years that he had died in the harness, actively engaged in the practice of law until a few days before his demise. He traced his early history in the mercantile business, his study in the law office, and his practice both at Kaufman and Corsicana for more than forty years. Public office he declared held no appeal for the deceased, but he was a Southern democrat and was zealous in his support of the party.

The deceased was a lawyer of the old school, Mr. Callicutt declared, and was impulsive but forgiving; his strength of character was pleasingly portrayed by his love of children.

Closing with an appeal to the younger generations to step into the gaps within the ranks of the association, the speaker reviewed the list of prominent members of the bar who have died since 1886, which included William Croft, Sam R. Frost, John D. Lee, E. O. Call, Fred Lee, Robert A. Greer, D. Edward Greer, R. S. Neblett, W. J. McKie, E. J. Simpkins, H. F. Stone, A. M. Call, John J. McClellan, and Robert E. Prince. He declared that many of these men had almost been forgotten, but it was due to their efforts and brilliance that Navarro County Bar holds an enviable position in all of the courts of the state.

Elbert J. Gibson.
C. L. Jester, a classmate of E. J. Gibson both in the public schools and at Staunton Military Academy, sketched the varied career of his friend as a stenographer, insurance agent, mining agent, and attorney. He paid tribute to his outstanding success in criminal practice. No man was more courageous, more loyal to his friends, nor possessed of a more charming personality than his late friend.

Judge H. B. Daviss, Navarro county prosecuting attorney, declared that he had suffered a distinct loss in the death of the two members of the bar. He asserted that the members of the bar were the only people to whom were intrusted all the values of life without bond. Speaking of S. H. Jack he declared that he was liberal to a fault and devised all his interests to be of service to others. He was loyal to his duty and to society, and was possessed of a genial sense of humor. He also paid tribute to the late El Gibson, declaring that he was among the greatest examples of the principles of the profession which he represented.

Judge Hawkins Scarborough was the next speaker and declared that if the profession of the bar had any one outstanding fault it was over-zealousness in behalf of their clients. He recounted incidents from the early life of Mr. Jack and asserted that he had studied along with him as he started his preparation for the legal profession. He declared that the deceased was a democrat without the need of adjectives to describe his position.

He recalled that Mr. Gibson was the only man, as his memory served him that was defeated in his first race and then at the next election had no opposition. He asserted that he was intellectually honest and hated hypocrisy.

The meeting was thrown open for further addresses but because of the lateness of the hour no other speakers arose. The benediction was pronounced by the Rev. J. Howard Williams.

The resolutions drafted follow:

Jack Resolutions
Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 24, 1929.
Hon. President and members of the Navarro County Bar association:

Your committee heretofore appointed to report resolutions to the Navarro County Bar association upon the death of Mr. Spencer Houston Jack, respectfully submit the following:

On Sunday the 25th day of November, A. D., 1928, at high noon, S. H. Jack died after an illness of a few days and its announcement deeply touched his neighbors and friends and the members of his profession with whom he had been associated for many years.

He was born at Bandon, Mississippi, on the 26th day of February 1859. He came to Texas in an early day and resided for a time at Navasota in Grimes county, Texas, where he successfully engaged in the mercantile business with his oldest brother, Captain S. M. Jack.

Mr. Jack came to Corsicana in 1886 and studied law in the offices of Messrs. Read, Greer & Greer, who were prominent lawyers in Corsicana at that time and for years afterwards.

In 1887, he removed to Kaufman, Texas, where he was licensed to practice law by the late Judge Anson Rainey. He formed a partnership, in that year, with his brother, Mr. W. H. Jack, at Kaufman, Texas, which continued until he removed to Corsicana in the year 1903, and had been, since that date in the successful and continuous practice.

In 1907 he again formed a law partnership with his brother, Mr. W. H. Jack, in Corsicana, which continued for a period of about ten years, since which time he continued to practice along until the date of his death.

Mr. Jack was engaged in the active and successful practice of law at Kaufman, Texas, and Corsicana, Texas, for a continuous period of more than forty years and at Corsicana for more than a quarter of a century.

He was married in Kaufman, Texas, in 1888, to Miss Anna Foster, who survives him. He is also survived by two sons, Spencer H. Jack, Jr. and Elwood F. Jack and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Kate Pinchback and Mrs. Ana Lee Marr, and nine grandchildren.

As a lawyer, he was an energetic and zealous advocate and represented with skill and ability the cause of his clients entrusted to his care.

His ancestors, for many generations lived in the Southland and many of them were lawyers and held high positions both political and judicial, and it can be truly said of him that he was a chivalrous son of the old South and merited and enjoyed the approbation and confidence of those with whom he came in contact.

He never sought or held public office; but in politics he was naturally a democrat of the old school and was aggressive in his support of political measures which he espoused and of men who ran for office in whom he believed and gave his support.

As a husband and father, he was at all times kind, thoughtful and indulgent, and the welfare and care of his family were always uppermost in his thoughts and actions.

We mourn his departure from the walks of life among us.

We recommend the adoption of the following resolutions:

Therefore, be it resolved:

1st. That in the death of Spencer Houston Jack the Bar of Navarro county has lost a capable and distinguished member, whose life and conduct as a lawyer commend him to our profession.

2nd. That in his death we have lost a loyal and good citizen who merited and received the sincere respect and regard of his neighbors and brethren.

3rd. That his family has lost a kind, affectionate and indulgent husband and father, who, on all occasions, was faithful, generous and kind.

4th. That a copy of these resolutions be furnished by the secretary of the Navarro County Bar association to his family, to whom we tender our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

5th. That the daily press be furnished with a copy of these resolutions for publication.

6th. That the foregoing statement and resolutions be presented to the district and county courts of Navarro county to be duly recorded in the minutes of said courts.

Respectfully submitted,

J. S. CALLICUTT,
H. B. DAVISS,
HAWKINS SCARBOROUGH
Committee.

Elbert J. Gibson.
Elbert J. Gibson, youngest son of Captain John S. Gibson, was born in Corsicana, Navarro county, Texas, February 26, 1872. He was stricken with illness some four years ago-from this he never recovered; however, as a result of the tender, devoted care of his wife, he did regain his strength sufficiently to continue his work, both at the office and in the court room. In December 29, 1928 he became troubled with his heart. This more or less brought about a return of his previous malady, and he became fearful that he would not again be well. The latter part of December, he expressed to his wife a desire to return to the home where his mother had spent her last years, so he and his wife moved to the home of his devoted sister, Miss Mollie Gibson, at 403 West Fourth avenue, Corsicana and here for three weeks he hovered between life and death, tenderly and lovingly cared for by his wife and sister and his doctors. At six a. m. on the 6th of January, 1929, his heart gave up the fight and his valiant spirit left its temple of clay. He was fifty-seven (57) years of age. On January 10, 1929, from the home of his sister, his body was carried away to rest in Oakwood, joining thus father, mother and brother. His wife, two sisters and his only child, Miss Mary Anna Gibson survive him.

He attended the public schools of Corsicana as a boy, and later was a school mate of C. L. Jester, George E. Jester and I. N. Cerf in the Staunton Military Academy at Staunton, Virginia. In his young manhood, he was married to Miss Hattie Dixon of Milford, Texas, and to this union there was a daughter, Miss Mary Anna Gibson, who survives him. His first wife died August 29, 1921, and on September 6, 1922, Mr. Gibson was married to Mrs. Daisy Evans, who survives him.

Mr. Gibson prepared himself for admission to the Bar in the office of McLellan & Prince. He held the offices of city attorney of Corsicana for six years, the office of county attorney of Navarro county for four years, and was assistant district attorney of Dallas county, Texas, for two years. In each of these positions, he showed marked ability, a thorough grasp of the principles of the criminal law, and he thoroughly familiarized himself with the practice of the same. These were the only offices he ever held or sought.

Mr. Gibson, early in his practice formed a partnership with L. R. Calloway, the firm being known as Gibson & Calloway. This firm practiced in Corsicana for several years, and later moved to Dallas, Texas. After removal to Dallas, the partnership was dissolved, and on January 1, 1923, Mr. Gibson returned to Corsicana and formed a partnership with T. W. Lovett, the firm being known as Gibson & Lovett. In 1926, Norris Lovett, son of T. W. Lovett, became associated with the firm, under the name of Gibson, Lovett & Lovett. This firm continued until Mr. Gibson’s death.

As a lawyer, Elbert J. Gibson possessed rare gifts in the court room. He knew how to prepare his written pleadings, he was thorough in the development and presentation of his evidence, and was a capable cross examiner. In argument before the court, he was clear and cogent. He had the power of analysis and discrimination and could distinguish the essential from the non-essential in the decisions of the courts. He was particularly adroit and competent in the preparation of his records for appeal. In his addresses to the jury, he was captivating, persuasive and convincing, and at times impassioned and eloquent. He won a great many cases in the trial courts and more than his share of victories in the appellate courts. And like all his brother lawyers, those of the present as well as those of the past he lost many legal battles in the trial courts and on appeal.

His sense of professional honor and integrity was delicate and just and his agreements with his brethren of the bar were scrupulously kept.

As a friend, El Gibson had no superiors. He was sincere, loyal, characterable and unselfish in his friendships. Consequently, his circle of friends was a large and varied one. He was friendly and democratic, and among his friends were all the classes—the rich and poor, good and bad, high and lowly, learned and illiterate, the white and black—and to them all the same generous noble traits were exhibited.

As a personality of charm and winsome qualities, Elbert J. Gibson was first among us. In the crowd, in the office, in the car, in the social circle, among men and women or both, his powers of conversation gave him easy away and furnished gripping entertainment for group or individual.

As a citizen, Elbert J. Gibson, was pronounced in his views and convictions. In politics he was a democrat, with the Jeffersonian point of view. He believed the principles of the Declaration of Independence, and the constitution of the United States should be applied to all the problems of government. He was acquainted with the principles on which the government of his country rests.

He read books. Up to the last night of his life, he continued to read great books. Among the last he read was Beveridge’s great, true, impartial life of Lincoln. It appeal to El Gibson. It was fair and just in the discussion of the great questions which led to the Civil war. Perhaps the very last book he read WAS Claude Bowers’ wonderfully thrilling work on Jefferson and Hamilton. He read this solid book in one night. These are sufficient to show the bent and sweep of his mind. But he read history, poetry, fiction and the Bible. Thus, he fed the fires of his brilliant and imperious mind.

El Gibson was affectionate, generous and devoted to his loved ones, and they most of all shall miss his knightly and chivalric presence.

Therefore, it is resolved that in the death of Elbert J. Gibson, the bar of the State of Texas and County of Navarro have lost one of their brilliant and well known and well loved members, who shall be greatly missed and affectionately remembered; the county a thoughtful, intelligent, patriotic citizen, of deep and abiding convictions; his friends, one whose place cannot be taken; and his family, an affectionate, generous and beloved husband, father and brother.

Resolved further that proper record and these resolutions be made in the minutes of the local and appellate courts; that copies be furnished the daily press, and copies be sent to his family.

Respectfully submitted,

T. W. LOVETT,
C. L. JESTER,
W. A. TARVER,
Committee on resolutions, Navarro County Bar Association.
February 24, 1929.

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Spencer Houston Jack, Jr.
abt 1892 - Jan 1935

January 19, 1935
JACK - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 19 - Spencer H. Jack, 43, formerly of Waco, did at the home of his mother, Mrs. S. Jack, Saturday noon. The funeral will be held from the home Sunday morning with burial in the Mount Rose Cemetery at Waco. Surviving are his wife; three children, Mary Beth Jack, Norman Stell Jack and Carol Jack; his mother, Mrs. S. M. Jack, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Donald Marr and Mrs. D. C. Pinchbeck, both of Corsicana, and a brother, Ellwood Jack, Dallas.

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Alice (Martin) Beaton
Aug 25, 1859 - Aug 26, 1948

Mrs. Ralph Beaton Dies in Corsicana.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 26. - Mrs. Ralph Beaton, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at her home early Thursday.
Funeral rites are to be held here Friday at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. William H. Dickinson, associate pastor of the Highland Park Methodist Church, Dallas.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hawkins Kimball, Dallas; Mrs. L. H. Cross, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. A. J. Carpenter, Little Rock, Ark.; two sons, Ralph A. Beaton, Dallas, and Walter Beaton, Corsicana; a sister, Miss Gussie Martin, Corsicana, and several grandchildren.

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Ruth (White) Inman

July 24, 1930

Ruth Inman, died Jul. 1930

Mrs. Ruth Inman Dies.
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas, July 24 - Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Inman, 56 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died at her home Wednesday, were held from the family residence Thursday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. L. K. Carraway, Mrs. A. C. Young, Mrs. Norman Hardin, Miss Sammilene Inman and Miss Nellie Frances Inman and two sons, Hal Peston Inman and William Robert Inman, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Pierce Colquitt and Mrs. J. W. Sheppard, both of Corsicana; five brothers, Frank White and Willerson White, both of Beaumont; George White, Fred White and Ed White, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

July 25, 1930

Mrs. Ruth Inman Dies.
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas. July 25. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Inman, 56, wife of the late S. H. Inman, who died at her home here Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. L. K. Carraway, Mrs. A. C. Young, Mrs. Norman Hardin and Misses Sammilene and Nellie Frances Inman; two sons, Hal Preston and William Robert Inman, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Pierce Colquitt and Mrs. J. W. Sheppard, both of Corsicana; five brothers, Frank White and Willerson White, both of Beaumont, and George White, Fred White and Ed White, all of Corsicana.

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Katie (Berleth) Ivy
Aug. 4, 1862 - Aug 7, 1954

Mrs. Katie Ivy Dies 3 Days After Her 92d Birthday
Special to The News
HILLSBORO, Texas. - Mrs. Katie Ivy, a native of Texas, died Saturday in Corsicana, just three days after her ninety-second birthday.
Mrs. Ivey was born Aug. 4, 1862, in Houston.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Marshall and Marshall Chapel here with burial in Ridge Park Cemetery.
A member of the St. David Epsicopal Church of Austin, Mrs. Ivy had resided at Hillsboro, Austin and Dallas before moving to Corsicana to live with a daughter. Her husband preceded her in death in 1938.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Hall of Dallas and Mrs. W. R. Brewington of Corsicana; two brothers, Frank Berleth and George Berleth, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Glass, all of Houston
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Y. J. Craddock

CORSICANA, Tex., Sept. 23. - The funeral of the late Y. J. Craddock took place this afternoon from the family residence in East Corsicana. The burial service was conducted by Rev. Jerry Ward of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. The two fire companies and the hook and ladder company paraded in full uniform and the citizens generally joined the procession, which was the largest and longest seen in the city for several years.

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Annie Bell (Scanlan) Cranford
Jan 22, 1872 - Apr 19, 1946

Mrs. Cranford Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, April 21. - Funeral services were held here for Mrs. Annie Bell Cranford, 74, who died at her home. She was a native of Florida. Burial was in the Modrel Cemetery. Surviving are five sons, a daughter, twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR MRS. ANNIE BELL CRANFORD SATURDAY

Mrs. Annie Bell Cranford, aged 74 years, died at her home, 714 South Fourteenth street, Friday night at 11:25 o’clock.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with in the Modrell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Mrs. Cranford was a native of Florida.

Surviving are five sons, R. H. Cranford, Odessa; Charley, Edgar, Rubie and Willie Cranford, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Maudie Williams, Rice; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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John O. Crawford
Jan 8, 1851 - Aug 3, 1931

CRAWFORD - Corsicana, Texas. Aug. 3 - John O. Crawford, 80, native of Wilcox, Ala., but resident of Navarro County for the last fifty-one years, died at his home three miles north of Corsicana Monday. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Sallie Fife, Corsicana, and three newphews, Dan and Billie Meador, both of Corsicana, and J. L. Crawford, Lufkin.

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AGED RESIDENT OF COUNTY BE BURIED OAKWOOD TUESDAY

John O. Crawford, aged 80 years, native of Wilcox, Ala., but resident of Navarro county for the past 51 years, died at his home three miles north of Corsicana Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held at Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Sallie Fife, Corsicana, and three nephews, Dan and Billie Meador, both of Corsicana; and J. L. Crawford, Lufkin.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland funeral home.

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Mrs. E. L. Crawford
Died Jan 1920

CRAWFORD- Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 21. - Mrs. E. L. Crawford, 68 years old, died in the Petty Chapel community, this county, Tuesday morning and the body was buried today.

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Eliza Jane "Janie" (Chandler) Crenshaw
1864 - Dec 1932

Woman Merchant Found Dead in Corsicana Home
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texa, Dec. 12. - Funeral services for Mrs. Janie E. Crenshaw, 68, operator of a store here for a number of years, who apparently died of a heart attack early Sunday morning, were held for the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Zion's Rest Cemetery.
Mrs. Crenshaw's body was discovered Sunday morning at her home by Mrs. Etta Skinner. She had risen and made a fire, later lying down. She was in bed when found. She was a native Texan.
The funeral was conducted by the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Joe Chandler, Corsicana, and Claud Chandler, Batesville, and a sister, Mrs. W. A. Jones, Batesville.

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Walter Londus Crenshaw
Died Aug 1939

Dawson Community Boy Dies.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 30 - Walter Londus Crenshaw, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Crenshaw of the Dawson community, died in the P. and S. Hospital. Surviving are his parents, several brothers and sisters. The body was taken to Dawson for burial.

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Reginald R. Crews
Died Nov 1947

Oil Company Worker Dies
Reginald R. Crews, 50, of 5036 Airline Drive, an employee of Magnolia Petroleum Company in Dallas, died in a hospital here Thursday.
He had been a resident of Dallas since last January, moving here from Corsicana, where he had been a lifelong resident.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Francis Crews; one son, Howard B. Law; two daughters, Miss Martha Jane Law and Mrs. Joan Covart, all of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. W. P. Chrisman of Austin and Mrs. Charles H. Walker of Berkeley, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sparkman-Brand, Inc., chapel, 2115 Ross, with Dr. Thomas B. Gallagher of Waco officiating.
Burial will be in Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Raymond McIver, Tyson McIver, G. M. Shotwell, W. L.
Germany, F. S. Smith and E. E. Heap.

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Noah M. Cosby, Rev.
Died Jan 1974

The Rev. Noah M. Cosby, 81, of 1603 Barlow, a retired 9-year pastor for the former Dallas Primitive Baptist Church, died Wednesday in Dallas.
A native of Pike County, Ark., he as a former farmer, carpenter and night watchman for the Texas Bank.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Eubanks Funeral Chapel, Hubbard, Hill County. Burial will be in the Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro County.
He is survived by his wife, Flora, two sons, three daughters, two sisters, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Joe Costello
Jan 14, 1932 - Oct 17, 1932


Costell Baby Buried.
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas. Oct. 18. - Funeral services for Joe Costello, 11-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Costello, who died at the family residence Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday morning at the Catholic Cemetery where burial was made. The services were conducted by the Rt. Rev. Monseignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Concepcion.
 

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Funeral for Baby Boy Held Tuesday Catholic Cemetery

Funeral services for Joe Costello, 11-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Costello, who died at the family residence, 317 East Ninth avenue, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the Catholic Cemetery where burial was made. The services were conducted by Rt. Rev. Monseignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving are the parents and two sisters.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • s/o Frank Costello and Theresa (Mora) Costello

Marian A. Coulson
Died Jul. 1898

COULSON - Corsicana, Tex., July 15. - At 9 o'clock this morning at the family residence on the West Side Mrs. Marian A. Coulson, wife of Rev. G. A. Coulson, died after a long illness. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 10 a.m. Interment at Oakwood cemetery.

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Milton J. Crabtree
Died Feb. 1938

CRABTREE - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 21. - Milton J. Crabtree, 21, died at the Navarro Clinic. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Crabtree, Corsicana, and his grandmothers, Mrs. Clara Red of Lamesa, and Mrs. M. L. Crabtree, Meridian.

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L. B. Cox
Died Sep 1936

COX - Corsicana, Texas. Sept 4. Funeral services for L. B. Cox, 77, resident of the Barry community, who died Thursday night, were held Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. T. Reid. Surviving are eight children, Cecil Cox of Abilene, Clyde Cox of Pauls Valley, Okla.; Mrs. Reid, Burt Cox of Comanche, John Cox of Black Hills, Leon Cox of Corsicana, Mrs. Cleo Filewood of Missouri and Elda Cox of Corsicana, twenty-nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Lawson Carrick Coulson
May 20, 1884 - Mar 13, 1933 Carrick

Lawson Coulson Dies.
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas, March 13. - Lawson C. Coulson, 49, native Corsicanan, and well known in drug circles for many years, died at his home here Sunday night after a several days'
illness with pneumonia, and the funeral was held from the First Presbyterian Church Monday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The services were conducted by the Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eula Coulson; three daughters, Misses Rene, Laura Dell and Eula Jane Coulson; a son, Billie Coulson, all of Corsicana; four brothers, Tom Coulson of Dallas, Will J.
Coulson of Coleman, Ray Coulson, Miami, Fla., and Roy Coulson, Pasadena, Harris County, and three sisters, Mrs. R. N. White, Mrs. R. L.
Overstreet and Mrs. John M. Carsey all of Greenville.

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Robert Lee Crawford
Apr 10, 1870 - Oct 11, 1930

R. L. Crawford Dies.
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 13. - R. L. Crawford, 55, died suddenly at his home here Saturday night and the funeral will be held at the Purdon Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. He had resided in Corsicana and Navarro County all of his life with the exception of one year in Ellis County. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Hood and Misses Essie and Erma Crawford, all of Corsicana; and four sons, W. N. Crawford, N. D. Crawford, N. T. Crawford and James Neal Crawford, all of Corsicana.

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LIFELONG RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY TO BE BURIED AT PURDON

R. L. Crawford, aged 55 years, died suddenly at his home, 1235 North Beaton street, Saturday night at 11:10 o’clock and the funeral will be held at the Purdon cemetery Tuesday afternoon where interment will be made.

Mr. Crawford had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county all of his life with the exception of one year in Ellis county.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Floyd W. Thrash, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Hood, and Misses Essie and Erma Crawford all of Corsicana; and four sons, W. N. Crawford, N. D. Crawford, N. T. Crawford and James Neal Crawford, all of Corsicana.

The Funeral will be directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral home.

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G. A. Coulson
Died Dec 1914

The body of the Rev. G. A. Coulson, who died in San Antonio yesterday, will arrive here this afternoon and will be buried from the First Baptist Church Saturday at 2 p.m. interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Mrs. J. E. Cosgrove
Died Sep 1902

COSGROVE - Corsicana, Tex., Sept. 8. - Mrs. J. E. Cosgrove died at her home here yesterday afternoon of inflammation of the stomach.

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Sara (McCammon) McElwrath
Sep 26, 1915 - 2005

Sara McCammon McElwrath will be remembered and honored in a service to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Chapel at Settegast-Kopf Co. Funeral Directors, 3320 Kirby Drive, Houston, with Chaplain Jack Butler officiating. The soloist will be Daren Butler.

She was born Sept. 26, 1915, in Corsicana, to W. P. “Perry” McCammon and Lillian McCammon. She attended Corsicana High School and the University of Texas where she was a Bluebonnet Belle and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She recently celebrated 74 years of Kappa membership and was an active Kappa until her passing. She was also a devoted and lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She married A. R. “Mac” McElwrath of Corsicana on Nov. 4, 1935. He preceded her in death in 1981. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Lillian; and by her brother, James Wiley McCammon, who is survived by his wife, Louise McCammon of Corsicana.

Mrs. McElwrath is survived by a daughter, Merry Templeton and husband, Jim Templeton; and by a son, Mike McElwrath and wife, Michele; by loving grandchildren, Mac Templeton, Melissa Templeton Adams, Mac McElwrath, Sean McElwrath, and Colin McElwrath, and by great-grandchildren, Emily Adams, Luke Adams, Audrey Adams, Ashton Templeton, and Reilly Templeton.

In addition to the services at Settegast-Kopf in Houston, there will be a brief graveside service at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society (1-800-ACS-2345).

The family would like to express their loving gratitude for the compassionate and loving care given to her by the staff of Parkway Place in Houston and by Sally and Russell Rentfro of Brownsville.
Arrangements by Settegast-Kopf Co. Funeral Directors, Houston.

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Robert Arnon Carraway
Oct 28, 1930 - May 27, 2005

CARRAWAY, , ROBERT ARNON Was born on October 28, 1930 in Corsicana, TX and passed away on May 27, 2005 in Garland, TX. He worked for Kraft Foods for 39 years and retired in 1988. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; one sister; one brother. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Elizabeth Carraway; sons Robert & Russell Carraway; daughters Beth Wilkie, Barbara Schrodt, Brenda Pollard; brother W. B. Carraway; sister Neva Blair; fourteen grandchildren; special friend of the family Edith Gibbs. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Monday, May 30, 2005 at Restland Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at the First Baptist Church in Garland, TX.


Billie Jo (Ragsdale) Smith
Mar 16, 1923 - May 18, 2005

GATESVILLE — Billie Jo Smith, 82, of Gatesville passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in a Houston hospital. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Restland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20.
Billie was born on March 16, 1923, to Charlie and Lorena Byers Ragsdale in Corsicana, Texas. She lived in San Angelo most of her life, where she was a beautician for over 35 years. She was a member of St. Paul Presbyterian Church in San Angelo.

Billie also volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels, was a member of the San Angelo ESA sorority and Gatesville Red Hat Society. She will be remembered for her unconditional love for her family, her eagerness to cook and always putting her children’s happiness first.

Billie was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Bud Hoerres in 1957 and Boyd Smith in 1990; sisters Marge Robinson and Jerry Edwards; brother Charles Ragsdale Jr.; and stepson Jimmie Don Smith.

She is survived by her daughters Sharon Glover, Patti McClung and husband Neill, and Connie Esposito and husband John; stepsons Boyd Wayne Smith and wife Johnnie, Butch Smith and wife Gerry and Richard Smith and wife Joan; daughter-in-law Carla Smith; sister Mickey Robinson; sister-in-law Ruth Ragsdale; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; her best friend Dorothy Freeman; and many nieces and nephews.


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Hilda Davis

Services for Hilda Davis, 79, were at 11 a.m. today at Emanuel Funeral Home Chapel in Teague. Burial was at Antioch Cemetery in Teague.

Mrs. Davis died May 9 at Twilight Home Center in Corsicana.

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Georgia Jean (Fenley) Wornat
Feb 22, 1929 - May 22, 2005.

Funeral services for Georgia Joan Wornat, 76, are scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005 at Calvary Baptist Church, 4111 Airport Ave., in Rosenberg, with the Rev. Byron Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. Calvary Baptist Church deacons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Garmany & Carden Funeral Home, 1201 Fourth St., in Rosenberg.

Georgia was born Feb. 22, 1929 in Corsicana to Nannie Dean and Palculm Fenley and went to be with her Lord and Savior May 22, 2005.

Georgia spent most of her childhood in Houston. She taught school for 28 years for the Houston Independent School District and touched many lives during her time teaching. She knew how to inspire students to do their best. She retired from HISD in 1989.

She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg and had a special interest in the Children's and Women's ministry. In spite of Georgia's many physical ailments, she was always upbeat and encouraging to others. She always was ready and willing to share her love for the Lord.

She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Wilroy Herbert Wornat of Rosenberg, near Beasley; son, James F. Wiseheart of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jim Wilcox of Waco; three grandchildren, Stephen Wilcox, Melissa Wilcox and Cassandra Wilcox; brother-in-law, Orville T. Wornat; Lyndel and Linda Wornat; and many other relatives and friends.


For those wishing, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund or the Women's Ministry, 4111 Airport Ave., Rosenberg, Texas 77471, the American Diabetes Association, or the American Heart Association.

Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, Inc., 1201 Fourth St., Rosenberg, Texas 281-342-4671

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Doris (Tucker) Thompson
Dec 13, 1924 - May 23, 2005

Doris T. Thompson

Doris T. Thompson, 80, Beatrice, died Monday afternoon, May 23, 2005, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell. She was born Dec. 13, 1924, in Corsicana, Texas, and was a 1942 graduate of Corsicana High School. She and Carl L. Thompson were married Feb. 3, 1951, in Baytown, Texas. They lived in Naperville, Ill., from 1952 until moving to Beatrice in 1973. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Beatrice, the Presbyterian Women's group, Chapter FM, PEO in Beatrice and had been involved in the Bargain Box in Beatrice for a number of years. She enjoyed crafts, playing Bridge, golf and sewing.

Survivors: daughters, Pamela A. Thompson of Lincoln, Julie K. Swaney and husband David B. of Seymour, Ind., Brenda L. Holmquist and husband Dr. Hugh R. of Burwell; six grandchildren; sister, Lynda Lu Hudgins and husband C.G. of Baytown; sisters-in-law, Mary Tucker of Bosier City, La., and Aileen Tucker of Baytown; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Cora (Page) Tucker; husband, Carl (May 14, 1995); brothers Wayne, Robert and Billy Tucker.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, First Presbyterian Church, Fifth and High streets, Beatrice, the Rev. Jimmy Shelbourn officiating. Burial: Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice. Visitation from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel, Sixth and Washington streets, Beatrice, and at the church one hour preceding the service on Friday. The family will greet friends Thursday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials established to the church and the Nebraska PEO Home with Janet Rhodes in charge. Messages of condolence may be sent to rich@griffithshovendick.com. They will be forwarded to the family. Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel, Beatrice, in charge of arrangements.

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Odelia Jewell (Waldrop) Cash
Apr 25, 1909 - May 22, 2005

Odelia Cash

Services for Odelia Jewell Cash, 96, Canton, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Tundra Baptist Church with Rev. Gary House and Rev. Steve Glosup officiating.
Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery under direction of Hilliard Funeral Home, Van.
Mrs. Cash died May 22, 2005, in Canton.
She was born April 25, 1909, in Corsicana. She was a longtime resident of the Old Bethel Community. She was a homemaker and a member of Tundra Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by he husband, Earlie C. Cash; son, Kirby Joe Cash; daughter-in-law, Marie Cash; brothers, Joe Waldrop, Jimmy Waldrop, Charlie Waldrop and Abner Waldrop; sister, Mable Mosley; grandsons, Jimmy Cash and Johnny Cash; granddaughter, Kay McCain; and great-grandson, Glenard Lee Cash.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Harold and Wanda Cash, Dallas, and James Cash, Rockwall; sister, Winnie Ansin, Peabody, Mass.; grandchildren, Runnae Spriggs, Patti Harrison, Harold David Cash and David Duane Cash; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers included grandsons and great-grandsons, David Cash, Harold David Cash, Danny Spriggs, Larry Harrison, Shane Spriggs, Michael Harrison, Gene Barrett, Jeremy Cash and Jimmy Don Cash.


Madge (Rogers) Roberts Ray
Dec 3, 1915 - 2005

Madge Roberts Ray

Madge Roberts Ray passed away Friday, June 3 at the age of 89. She was born on December 3, 1915 in Childress County; one of eleven children born to Hassie Caldonia Fleeup and George Monroe Rogers. Madge was married to Johnnie Francis Ray for 49 years living in Mabank, Dallas, Corsicana, Tupelo, and Union High, Texas.

Madge attended attended Tehuacana Methodist Church of which she was a member while living there after the death of her husband. She later moved to Dawson, Texas then back to Corsicana, Texas.
Madge was a homemaker, and worked for Texas Miller Hat Factory then became a LVN working at the old Navarro hospital and later the Wortham hospital for many years.

Visitation will be held today from 6-8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be Monday, June 6, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ava Berry officiating at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. she will then be laid to rest at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Dennis Eckart, Rickey Lynn Murray, J. R. Lewis, John Lewis, Mark Thompson, and Mike Schneider.

Madge was preceded in death by her sisters Lillie Frances Burdine, Iowa Jordan, Virginia Fay Germany, Helen Loretta Shaw and brothers Roy Quinton Rogers, J. W. Rogers, David Waldon Rogers and Homer Rogers.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Jackie Elizabeth Childers of Joshua, Martha Ray and Bill Allen Dodson of Corsicana and Margie Ray and Clayton McCain of Florence; grandson Dennis James Eckart of Joshua; granddaughters and their husbands Vicky Lynn and Wayne Sigler of Waxahachie, Angela Kay and James Lewis of Oklahoma, Terri and Mark Thompson of Austin, Denise and Mike Scheider of Fort Worth; great granddaughters Jackie Ray Sigler of Waxahachie and Jaycie Thompson of Austin; great grandsons and wives John Lewis of Dawson, Ricky Lynn and Rebecca Murray of Union High and J.R. and Kenna Lewis of Oklahoma; brother Marvin Rogers, sister Linnie McManus of Tehuacana and numerous nieces and nephews as well other relatives and friends including the caretakers at Twilight Nursing Home.

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Taranesha Gwenna Betts

Taranesha Gwenna Betts, infant child, passed away Tuesday May 31, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be Monday June 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Woodland Memorial Park with Pastor David E. Wilson. Arrangements made by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Velma Marie Evans Fields
Dec 19, 1939 - May 31, 2005

Velma Marie Evans Fields, 65, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at her residence.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Baptist Church, 100 S. Parham St., with Pastor Harold Evans Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Kemar Chambers, Montcello Brown, Harold Evans Jr., Ricky Evans, Ronald Evans, John Montgomery, Charles Bradley, Darius Brown, Michael Freeman, Rico Freeman and Stevie Freeman. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hailey, Albert Pace III, Willie Pace, Roy Lee Williams, Robert Green and Robert Randle.

Mrs. Fields was born Dec. 19, 1939, in Eureka. She was a faithful member of Roane Chapel Church until her health failed. She served in various capacities, including a member of the choir in which she loved singing praises unto God and she also served as an usher. She was a member of Celestial Gospel Singers and the Faithful Few.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Kedtric and stepson Bert Oliver Fields.

Survivors include four sons, Tony Evans of Lancaster, Lester Evans (Sandra) of Dallas, and Harold Evans Sr. (Ada) and Alvin Evans, all of Corsicana; four stepchildren, Frank, Reginald, DeEdra and Karen, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Etta Pearl Smith, Helen Ruth Scott (James) and Gladys Marie West (Tony), all of Corsicana, and Emma Jean Jones (Herbert) of Teague; three brothers, Paul L. Evans (Bobbie) of Corsicana, Howard L. Evans (Carolyn) of Powell and Earl Evans of Dallas; aunts, Mollie Radford and Ruby Lee Stone, both of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including special caretakers, Daisy Pace and Willie Randle.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Thelma Marie (Fowler) Ware
Jan 30, 1912 - Jun 2, 2005

Thelma Marie Ware

Thelma Marie Ware passed away Thursday, June 2, 2005, at the age of 93. She was born Jan. 30, 1912, in Angus. Marie was the third of four daughters born to Jeanetta Griffin and William Garnet Fowler.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Helen Edwards, Faye McClaid and Velma Jones.

Marie was married to Lee Roy Ware for 50 years living in Houston and retiring to Corsicana. Marie and Lee attended Northside Baptist Church. Marie cooked for many years at Spring Branch Junior High School in Houston.

She is survived by a son, Norman Douglas Ware, and his wife, Mary Patricia Ware, and their three children, Lisa, Jennifer and Carter Ware. Carter and his wife, Laura Ware, have three children, Samuel, Isabella and Victoria.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. There will be a visitation preceding the service from 10 a.m. to service time. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery following the funeral service.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Anita Michelle Madison

Anita Michelle Madison, 39, of Chatfield passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Methodist Charlton Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., with Pastor Robert Lee Sr. as eulogist and Bishop K. D. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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