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Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas




Ollie Viola (Burleson) McCurrin
May 23, 1912 - Nov 6, 2005

Ollie V. McCurrin

Ollie V. McCurrin, 93, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be her great grandsons.

Ollie was born May 23, 1912 in Mildred and later retired from the Texas Miller Hat Factory.

She was preceded in death my her husband, Letcher Lee McCurrin; sons, L. L. (Pete) McCurrin and Bobby L. McCurrin and daughter, Betty L. Harville.

Ollie is survived by her son, Patrick McCurrin of Killeen; grand children, Myrna Waldon, Mike McCurrin, Neil McCurrin, Matt McCurrin, Lee Ann Randell, Darryl McCurrin, Pat D. McCurrin, Rhonda Thornhill, Royce McCurrin, Nanette Embry, Teressa Morissey and Brian McCurrin; 29 great grandchildren; 21 great great grandchildren; and Brother Albert Burleson of Amarillo.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Christine (Evans) Rose
Jul 20, 1925 - Oct 29, 2005

Christine Rose
HILLSBORO - Christine (Evans) Rose, 80, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at her residence in Waco. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov 1, at Marshall & Marshall's Eastside Chapel. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Garden of Memory.
Mrs. Rose was born July 20, 1925, in Navarro County to John and Alice (Cagle) Evans. She grew up in Navarro County. She resided in Hillsboro until moving to Waco in 1964. She married Loyd "Tooter" Rose Nov. 24, 1951, and he preceded her in death March 18, 2001. She was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church in Waco and a long time member of the Women's Royal Order of the Moose Lodge of Lakeside Village.
She was also preceded in death by brothers, John Loyd Evans and Franklin Evans and sisters, Juanita Cliett, Judy Coffman, Dorothy Drake, Helen English and Grace Roller.
Survivors include her daughters, Carolynn Shilling and husband Tom and Dianne Taylor, both of Waco; sister, Audrey Bennett of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Amy Shilling, Ashley Shilling, Christopher Taylor; great-grandchildren, Macey Ramos, Amity Mahan and Jordayn Alyssa Taylor; many nieces and nephews and long time friends, Mary Jo Sellers and Glenda Pierce.
Marshall & Marshall, Hillsboro.


Mary J. (Becker) Penrod
Jan 17, 1963 - Oct 27, 2005

Mary J. Penrod
Mary Josephine Penrod, 42, of Tonopah died Oct. 27, 2005, in Buckeye.

Mrs. Penrod was born Jan. 17, 1963, in Dallas. She and her husband, Don, moved to the Tonopah area in 1998. She had worked as a transport driver for Pauly Construction.

Mrs. Penrod is survived by her husband of nearly 15 years, Don; three sons, Keith Becker of Kerrville, Texas, and Robert Townsend and Cameron Penrod of Tonopah; her parents, Josephine and George Becker of Corsicana, Texas; one sister, Sarah Clark; and two brothers, Carl and Vincent Becker.

A service will be held today at Ganley’s Buckeye Funeral Home in Buckeye, which made the arrangements.


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Michael Crowe "Mike" Patrick
Feb 19, 1949 - Oct 26, 2005

Michael Crowe (Mike) Patrick, 56, of San Antonio, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, in Edinburg. Born in Corsicana on Feb. 19, 1949, second son of Thomas William Patrick Sr. and Frances Crowe. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School (Midland) in 1967, and attended Odessa Junior College. In 1970, Mike joined the U.S. Air Force where he reached the rank of sergeant, Air Police, and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1972.

Everyone who knew Mike knew that his passion was baseball. He had just completed his sixth season as sales manager of the Edinburg Roadrunners, and 30th season working in professional baseball. Mike had been with: Danville (Ill.) Dodgers, Beaumont Bull Frogs, Newburgh (N.Y.) Night Hawks, Mass Mad Dogs, Tupelo Tornado and the Florida Winter Baseball League. Mike was assistant general manager with the Midland Cubs, and general manager or executive general manager with all the other organizations. As GM of the Montgomery Rebels, his teams won the Southern League Championship in 1975, 1976 and 1977. On those teams he had big names such as: Alan Trammel, Lou Whitaker, Lance Parrish, Jack Morris, Dave Rosema and Mark "The Bird" Fyrdch.

Mike was a proud, life-long Texan, a Boy Scout, and played high school baseball. He was a member of the Edinburg Leadership Council and the Chamber of Commerce in several Valley communities. Mike never met a stranger, and always had time to talk baseball. He was friendly, outgoing, gregarious character, and a true sports nuts. We will all miss him.

He is survived by his daughter, Shannon Patrick, and son-in-law Mark Benavides (Georgetown); brother Tom Patrick (Houston); nephew Brian Patrick (Ft. Lauderdale); several cousins, extended family, and countless colleagues, friends, and fans.

Graveside services and interment will be 1:45 p.m. on Friday at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with Lt. Col. (Ret.) Army chaplain Ray Davis officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s name to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Arrangements are with Sunset Funeral Home.

Claudia Fowler
Jun 22, 1924 - Apr 18, 2005

Services for Claudia Faye Fowler, 80, Canton, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Eubank Funeral Home Chapel, Canton, with Pastor Earl Post Jr. officiating.
Burial was in Morris Chapel Cemetery, Van Zandt County.
Mrs. Fowler died April 18, 2005, in Athens.
She was born June 22, 1924, in Pioneer. She was of Baptist faith. She grew up in Corsicana, and moved to Canton 25 years ago.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kench and Elva Baird Shelborn; and daughter, Beverly Faye Kirl, in 1994.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Charles Darwin and Libby Fowler, Romance, Ark.; sister, Weima Dove, Edgewood; grandchildren, Leah M. Balentine, Craig D. Fowler and Mandy L. Kirl; and six great-grandchildren.

June Novelle (DeArmon) Woodard
Dec 13, 1921 - Nov 7, 2005

June Novelle Woodard

June Novelle Woodard, age 83, longtime Coleman resident, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, in a Corsicana nursing home. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Coleman with Dr. Jeff Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Coleman City Cemetery.

Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stevens Funeral Home in Coleman.

June Novelle Woodard was born Dec. 13, 1921, in the Junction community of Coleman County, the daughter of Thomas J. DeArmon and Beulah Ellen Post DeArmon. She grew up in Coleman County, attending school at Junction and Coleman. On Sept. 5, 1938, she married Wilburn K. Woodard in Brownwood, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 1998. Novelle was a housewife and, along with her husband, owned and operated Texaco and Conoco service stations and Woodard Grocery in Coleman. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Coleman where she worked as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent in the children’s division for 30 years. She also operated the Methodist Clothing Room for 15 years and was a faithful member of the United Methodist Women, serving as district president and as treasurer for the local unit for 31 years. Novelle was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club and the Hospital Auxiliary. Due to ill health, she moved to Corsicana in July 2004.

She is survived by two sons, Gaylon Cordell Woodard and wife Maureen of Torrance, Calif., and Gregory Van DeArmon of Arlington; one daughter, Dorinda Coursey and husband Bud of Corsicana; one brother, James DeArmon of Santa Rosa, Calif.; four grandchildren, Lisa and husband Steve Barnes, Doug Coursey Jr., Ashley and husband Matt Bull and Cordell Woodard; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 852, Coleman, TX 76834; the United Methodist Women; First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110; or the donor’s favorite charity.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Coleman.


Feral Jean Atchley
July 5, 1934 - Nov 3, 2005

ATCHLEY, FERAL JEAN, Born July 5, 1934 in Frost, TX. and passed away November 3, 2005 in Dallas. TX. Survived by; wife of 47 years, Betty Ann Banks Atchley; daughter, Johna Lee and husband, Ed Dale Reighley; granddaughter, Tammy Lynn Smith; grandson, Michael Dale Reighley; great-grandsons, Sean Alexander Gay and Daniel Austin Gay; great-granddaughter, Meave Reighley. Feral was a Korean War Veteran, Retired Painters Local #53, Trinity Valley Masonic Lodge #1048 and Scottish Rite of Freemasonary Valley of Dallas, TX. Disabled American Veterans Life Member. Funeral Service 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 11, 2005 at Troy Suggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ted Kiser officiating. Interment to follow at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas. Troy Suggs Funeral Home Family Owned & Operated 7623 Military Pkwy Dallas TX 75227 (214) 381-1109

Harmon R. Boyd
Feb 12, 1913 - Nov 7, 2005

Mr. Harmon R. Boyd died on November 7, 2005 in Mildred, Texas at the age of 92.
He was born on February 12, 1913 in Navarro, Texas to Thomas and Ella Harwell Boyd. He was the owner of a Glass Company.

Visitation will be November 9, 2005 (Wednesday) at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be November 10, 2005 (Thursday) at the Mildred Baptist Church in Mildred at 10:00 A.M. Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Mildred Baptist Church.

He is survived by: wife Gladys Boyd of Mildred, TX., Son and daughter-in-law; Kit and Rebecca Boyd of Corsicana, TX., son and daughter-in-law; Tracy and Shelby Donoho of Mildred, TX., daughter & son-in-law; Linda and Harold Tate of Corsicana, TX.; daughter and son-in-law; Phyliss and David Jones of Corsicana, TX., brother; Ralph Boyd of Sun City, AZ.; sister; Minnie Sue Ross of Tyler, TX.; sister; Martha N. Junge of Kingswood, TX.; Several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews.

Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife; Lucille Boyd; son; Johnny Lee Boyd; brother; Rodger Boyd; sister; Velma Muncy and sister; Eda May Graham.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial be made to: Mildred Baptist Church 5502 South Highway 287, Corsicana, TX. 75109 or Odyssey Health Care 2001 Bates Dirve Suite 400 Wasahachie, TX 75167.

Services under the Direction of Corley Funeral Home.

G. L. "Lucky" Snider
Feb 13, 1926 - Nov 8, 2005

Mr. G.L. (Lucky) Snider, age 79, of Corsicana, Texas, died Tuesday, November 8, 2005, at Temple VA Hospital in Temple, Texas He Served in the Air Force during World War II. He is survived by one daughter-Sherry Hausman of Corsicana, Texas, Three Sons, Mike & Donna Hausman of Mexia, Texas, Rick & Brenda Hausman of Corsicana, Texas, Larry & Nancy Swan of Greenville, Texas, and Sister-Opal Guthrie of Dallas, Texas. Brother M.D. & Dorothy Snider of Pampa, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, November 11, 2005. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 PM Saturday, November 12, 2005 , Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

Elizabeth O. (McClure) Harrington
Sep 28, 1879 - Dec 21, 1947

December 23, 1947
Funeral Rites Held For Mrs. Harrington
FROST, Texas, Dec. 23. Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Harrington, 68, lifelong resident of Frost and Hillsboro, who died at Frost Sunday, were held Monday at the Methodist Church in Frost. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Snelling, Frost; Mrs. Bessie Malone, Hillsboro, and Mrs. O. W. French, Cleburne; six sons, Jack and Wiley Harrington, both of Frost; Lonnie, Elbert and Ray Harrington, all of Houston, and Tommie Harrington, Goose Creek; three brothers, Jim and W. H. McClure, both of Frost, and George McClure, Route 5, Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Jim Bonner, Corsicana.



Mrs. Tom Harrington

Mrs. Tom Harrington, 68, lifelong resident of Hill and Navarro counties, died in Frost Sunday morning.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Frost Methodist church with interment in the Frost Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Snelling, Frost; Mrs. Bessie Malone, Hillsboro, and another married daughter who resides at Itasca; six sons, Jack and Wiley Herrington, both of Frost; Lonnie, Elbert and Ray Harrington, all of Houston; and Tommie Harrington, Goose Creek; three brothers, Jim and W H McClure, both of Frost, and George McClure, Route 5, Dallas; a sister Mrs. Jim Bonner, Corsicana, and other relatives.


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  • Daughter of Finnis Ewin McClure, Sr. and Mary E. (Williams) McClure; wife of Thomas H. Harrington; mother of Bessie, Elbert, Jack, Lucille, Ray, Tommy, Wiley, Lonnie, and Elizabeth.


Mrs. Tom Harrington Of Frost Dies Sunday
HILLSBORO, Dec. 22 - SPL - Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Harrington, 68, who died at her home in Frost at 9:15 a.m. Sunday were held at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church at Frost with Rev. A. W. Gordon officiating. Interment was in Frost Cemetery
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. D. D. Malone, Hillsboro; Mrs. E. E. Snelling of Frost and Mrs. O. W. French of Cleburne; six sons, L. E., E. E., and R. R. Harrington of Houston, J. H. and W. L. Harrington of Frost and T. E. Harrington of Saratoga; one sister, Mrs. Fred Bonner, Corsicana; three brothers, W. H. and J. N. McClure of Frost and G. A. McClure of Dallas, and 13 grandchildren.


Elizabeth P. Hardman
Jul 4, 1867 - May 26, 1944

May 28, 1944
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. L. P. Hardman
CORSICANA, Texas, May 28. - Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. L. P. Hardman, 77, who died at her home here Friday. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. H. B. Grantham, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Frank Perry and Mrs. Earl Brim, both of Corsicana; three sons, W. S. Hardman, Corsicana; E. S. Hardman, Littlefield, and A. N. Hardman, McClain; twenty-five grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.


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  • Wife of James H. Hardman, also buried at Dresden Cemetery
  • Mrs. F. L. Perry is Mary Ethel (Hardman) Perry; Wife of Franklin Lafayette Perry, also buried at the Dresden Cemetery

Mrs. M. M. Hanie
Died Feb 1929

February 20, 1929
Corsicana Woman Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 20. - Mrs. M. M. Hanie, 75, resident of Corsicana for the last twenty years, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jess Harte. The funeral will be held from the Harte residence Thursday. Surviving are four children, Will and George Hanie, both of West; Mrs. Eddie McKinley of Big Sandy and Mrs. Jess Harte of Corsicana.


Lee Roy Harbour
Aug 14, 1867 - Mar 6, 1935

March 7, 1935
Funeral services for L. R. Harbour, 67, former business man of Corsicana and Dallas, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Carson, Wednesday, were held at the home Thursday. Harbour was in business in Corsicana a number of years ago and was well-known here. He also was engaged in business in Dallas until his return to Corsicana some years ago. He was a native of Little Rock, Ark. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Carson of Corsicana, and one son, S. J. Harbour of Dallas.




Funeral services for L. R. Harbour, aged 67 years, former business man of Corsicana and Dallas, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Carson, Wednesday afternoon at 3:05 o’clock after a week’s illness, were held from the Carson home, 1330 West Thirteenth avenue, Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mr. Harbour was in business in Corsicana a number of years ago and was well-known here. He also was engaged in business in Dallas until his return to Corsicana some time ago. He was a native Little Rock, Ark., but came to Corsicana 35 years ago.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Carson, Corsicana; a son, S. J. Harbour, Dallas; and a granddaughter, Mrs. Walter Earl Parker, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Worth Johnson, George Campbell, O. A. Owen, Bell White, Joe Coker and John Young.

Honorary pallbearers were his friends.

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


William Ephraim Harrell
May 16, 1870 - May 12, 1938

May 12, 1938
W. E. Harrell, 68, died at his home Thursday. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church Friday. He was a native of Tennessee, but came to Texas when a young man and had spent most of the time since in Corsicana and Navarro County. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Curry Butler, Miss Jessie Harrell and Miss Dorothy Nell Harrell, Corsicana; four sons, L. E. Harrell, San Antonio; Elmer Harrell, Austin; Odie Harrell, Wichita Falls, and Paul Harrell, Corsicana; one sister and one brother.

May 13, 1938
Funeral services for W. E. Harrell, 68, who died at his home, were held at the First Baptist Church Friday with burial at Post Oak Cemetery. A native of Bells, Tenn. Mr. Harrell came to Texas when a young man. He engaged in the mercantile business at Roane for many years before moving to Corsicana. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Curry Butler, Corsicana; Miss Jessie Harrell and Miss Dorothy Nell Harrell of Corsicana; four sons, L. E. Harrell of San Antonio, Elmer Harrell of Austin, Odie Harrell of Wichita Falls and Paul Harrell of Corsicana; a brother, C. H. Harrell of Munday; a sister, Mrs. W. E. Fullerton of Corsicana; several grandchildren and other relatives.


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  • Husband of Virginia Elizabeth 'Lizzie' (Bragg) Harrell & Virgia Aurelia "Relia" (Gray) Albritton-Harrell. Son of William Haskell Harrell & Roxana (Roxie A.) (Bell) Harrell

R. H. Hamilton
Died Jun 1946

June 16, 1946, Dallas, Texas
R. H. Hamilton Passes Away
Funeral services will be held in Dallas for R. H. Hamilton, former Texas Supreme Court Justice and Baylor law professor who died Saturday at his home at Port Lavaca. Arrangements await the arrival of relatives.
Hamilton, a native of Corsicana, was the father of Mrs. Tom Fergus, 3531 Concho, and a brother, Dexter Hamilton, 4309 Beverly Drive.
He had been engaged in private law practice at Port Lavaca since 1935.
He was graduated from the law department at Baylor University in 1899 and the following year joined the law school faculty there. He was elected to the Supreme Court in 1923 for one term.
A daughter, Mrs. H. Wolff of Berkley, Calif., and a son, Dr. R. H.
Hamilton, Philadelphia, also survive.


James Perry Hamilton
Aug 29, 1869 - Feb 28, 1939

February 28, 1930
HAMILTON - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 28. - Funeral services were held Tuesday for J. P. Hamilton, 69, retired farmer, who died at his home. A native of Ellis County, Mr. Hamilton had been in Navarro County for thirty-six years. Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. P. Hamilton Jr., Tulsa, Okla., and W. F. Hamilton, Simmsberry, Conn,; two daughters, Mrs. George Bush, Corsicana, and Mrs. Elizabeth Spruill, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie House, Tulsa, and Miss Lou Hamilton, Tulsa, and five grand children.

February 28, 1939
HAMILTON - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 28. - Funeral services for J. P. Hamilton, 69, retired farmer, who died at the family home, were held Tuesday at the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. A native of Ellis County, Mr. Hamilton lived in Roane many years before moving to Corsicana fourteen years ago.
Survivors are his wife, two sons, J. P. Hamilton Jr., Tulsa, Okla., and W. F. Hamilton, Simmsburg, Conn.; two daughters, Mrs. George Bush, Corsicana, and Mrs. Elizabeth Spruill, Dallas, and two sisters, Mrs.
Nannie House and Miss Lou Hamilton, both of Tulsa, and five grandchildren.


Christopher Columbus "Kit" Hamilton
Oct 23, 1843 - May 5, 1899

May 5, 1899
HAMILTON - Corsicana, Tex., May 5. - At the Hamilton residence west of the city this morning Mr. C. C. (Kit) Hamilton, one of the leading citizens of the county, died of brain trouble, the attack coming on him about 4 o'clock yesterday morning. The funeral will take place to-morrow morning and the burial immediately afterward at the Hamilton cemetery four miles south of the city.


Benjamin J. Hanson
abt 1887 - Nov 1941

November 26, 1941, Dallas, Texas
Benjamin J. Hanson Succumbs at Vickery
Benjamin J. Hanson, 54, former resident of Dallas twenty years, died at his home in Vickery Tuesday following a long illness. Mr. Hanson had lived in Vickery since leaving Dallas several years ago.
He was a native of Corsicana and was an employee of the Railway Express Agency here many years. He also was the brother of the late Walter Hanson, city detective.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Dalton Hanson; four brothers, M. C.
Hanson, Dallas; James Hanson, Berkeley, Calif.; Abner Hanson, Long Beach, Calif.; John Clary, Forney, and two sisters, Mrs. Jason Boren and Mrs. Polly Blakeman, Brownwood.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Vickery Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. J. C. Trayweek. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.


J. L. Hanson
abt 1903 - Jan 1940

January 19, 1940
HANSON - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 19 - J. L. Hanson, 37, died here from injuries received Nov. while working in a local planning mill. Surviving are his wife; five children, Ruby, Kenneth, Nora, Velma and Howard Hanson, all of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. D. F. Hanson, Corsicana; two brothers, O. B. Hanson, Searcy, Ark.; and Jimmie Hanson, Corsicana; and five sisters, Mrs. Bill Tucker, Corbet; Mrs. S. O. Gordon and Mrs. Charles Watts, both of Corsicana; Mrs. George Peacock, Powell and Mrs. Albert Evans, Malakoff. Funeral will be held at the Second Baptist Church Saturday at 2 p.m.


Lucy (Richardson) Hanks
Died Mar. 1941

March 10, 1941, Athens, Texas
Mrs. Lucy Hanks, 44, Native of Athens, Dies
ATHENS, Texas, March 10. - Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Hanks, 44, native of Athens and a member of one of Henderson County's most prominent pioneer families, will be held here Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Hanks died at a Corsicana hospital Monday. She was the wife of Hamp Hanks, well-known banker of Powell.
Mrs. Hanks was born in Athens Feb. 18, 1897, a daughter of the late Will Richardson, pioneer merchant and landowner. Surviving are her husband, one son, Peter Hanks; three brothers, Pete Richardson, Sugarland; Charlie Richardson, Athens, and William Richardson, Powell.
Interment will be in the City Cemetery here.


Madge Hargett
June 3, 1910 - Apr 23, 1924

April 25, 1924, Dallas, Texas
HARGETT - Funeral services for Miss Madge Hargett, 12 years old, who died at a local sanitarium on Wednesday, will be held at the chapel of Ed C. Smith & Bro., undertakes, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, following which the body will be sent to Corsicana for burial. Miss Hargett resided with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hargett, at 2106 Jackson street. Besides her parents she is survived by two brothers, Roy and Wilmer of Dallas; five sisters, Miss Mary and Miss Helen of Dallas and Mrs. Berdie Dunn, Mrs. Eula Pounders and Mrs. Paul Sutton of Houston.



Died in Dallas Yesterday.

Madge Hargett, the 14-year-old daughter of S. H. Hargett, died in Dallas yesterday. Funeral services were at the home there today at 2 p.m., and the remains were interred in Oakwood here at 5:30 this afternoon, the funeral being from the interurban depot. The family were residents here for many years and have many friends here who will regret to learn of the death of their daughter and sister.


J. S. Harllee
abt 1857 - Sep. 1935

September 11, 1935
Former District Clerk Is Buried at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 11. - Funeral services for J. S. Harllee, 78, former District Clerk, who died Tuesday night were held at the home on Wednesday afternoon.
Harllee was a son of the late Gen. William Wallace Harllee, distinguished soldier, statesman, citizen and counselor, and Martha Shackleford Harllee of South Carolina, where the Harllee family were leaders in financial, military, political and other circles for generations. He attended Carolina Military Academy at Charlotte, N.C.
Harllee came to Texas in 1876. At Georgetown he was Tax Assessor and Collector for several years. He moved to Corsicana in 1903. Harllee was Deputy District Clerk from 1903 until he was elected to the district clerkship in 1920 and served at District Clerk until Jan. 1, 1925.
Surviving are his wife; seven sons, Frank Harllee of Corsicana, Edward Harllee of Tucson, Ariz.; Wallace Harllee of Coleman, Charlie Harllee of Corsicana; Leroy Harllee of Overton, Marion Harllee of McCamey, and Tome Harllee of Corsicana; three daughters, Miss Lizzie Harllee of Corsicana; Mrs. John C. Calhoun of Corsicana, and Mrs. Tom Hart of Dallas; nine grandchildren and one sister.


Ilza Hardy
Died Feb. 1899

Burned to Death
Corsicana, Tex., Feb 12. - Just after the family of Judge Rufus Hardy had arisen from bed this morning a terrible accident occurred in the family room, resulting in the fatal burning of Judge Hardy's 10-year-old daughter, Ilza, the sever burning of Mrs. Hardy and Miss Nan Earl Hardy, while Judge Hardy was himself slightly burned. There was a bright coal fire burning in the grate and little Ilza, who had just jumped out of bed, ran up to the fire clad in a union suit and her night gown. While she was standing by the fire her gown was in some way brushed in contact with it and in an instant was in a bright blaze and the flames quickly communicated to the union suit underneath. Mrs. Hardy and the judge sprang quickly to the child and in their efforts to extinguish the blaze Mrs. Hardy was severely burned about both hands and the judge himself painfully scorched. Miss Nan Earl Hardy, another child of Judge Hardy, was also slightly burned.
Before the burning garments of little Ilza could be extinguished she was horribly burned from her feet up, her injuries being of such a nature that the physicians who were called in pronounced them fatal, and it was expected the little sufferer could not live throughout the day. The little body was a terrible sight and the child's suffering was intense.
At 1 o'clock this afternoon the child still lived, but the physicians said that as soon as a reaction set in she would pass away. At 2 o'clock she began to rapidly grow worse and about 2:30 this afternoon she died.

February 13, 1899
Little Ilza Hardy Buried
Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 13. - At 3:30 o'clock this afternoon little Ilza Hardy, the child of Judge and Mrs. Rufus Hardy, who was burned to death yesterday at the Hardy residence, was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, the funeral being attended by a large concourse of people. Mrs. Hardy, Miss Nan Earl Hardy and the judge, who also suffered from burns sustained while endeavoring to extinguish the burning clothing of little Ilza, are getting along very nicely.


Felicia Electia Hardy
Apr. 4, 1882 - Apr 12, 1929

January 12, 1929
Daughter of Former Congressman Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 12. - Miss Faye Hardy, 45, daughter of former Congressman Rufus Hardy, died here Saturday afternoon, shortly before 2 o'clock. No funeral arrangements have been made. Surviving are her parents, a brother and three sisters.

January 13, 1929
Miss Felicia Hardy Is Buried at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 12. - Funeral services for Miss Felicia Hardy, 43, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Rufus Hardy, who died here Sunday afternoon, were held Sunday afternoon 3 o'clock from the family home, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery The Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of the St. John's Episcopal Church, conducted the services. She is survived by her parents; a brother, Rufus Hardy Jr., Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Hardy Holmes and Mrs. R. N. Holloway, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mildred Tagart, Chevychase, MD.
Her father was formerly Congressman from the Sixth District, being a member of the National House for sixteen years.





Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the residence for Miss Felecia Hardy, aged 43 years, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Rufus Hardy, who died Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, following an illness of several days. The services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, with the choir of that church singing a number of appropriate hymns and Mrs. Edward M. Polk, Sr., singing “Lead Kindly Light” by special request.

Pallbearers were J. L. Halbert, George E. Jester, Billy Peck, Jr., Jake Hudson, Perry McCammon, Arthur Elliott, Harry Blanding and Guy M. Gibson. Interment was in the family plot in
Oakwood cemetery, immediately following the services at the house. The Corsicana Funeral Parlor had charge of the funeral. A large number of friends of the family and of the deceased gathered at the home of the services and followed the body of this beloved young woman to her last resting place, where the casket was literally hidden from view by the great profusion of beautiful flowers, those silent tokens of esteem and love that aid materially in assuaging the grief of those loved ones left behind.

Surviving this popular young woman are her heart-broken parents, Judge and Mrs. Rufus Hardy; one brother, Rufus Hardy, Jr, of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. R. N. Holloway and Mrs. Helen Holmes, Corsicana; and Mrs. Mildred Taggart, Chevychase, Md., and other relatives.

The untimely death of Miss Hardy has cast a pall of gloom over a wide circle of friends over a wide circle of friends in Corsicana and many tears were mingled with those of her family at her passing. She was of a quiet, unassuming and sweet disposition and made and held friends wherever she met them. She was not only popular in Corsicana her home town, but also in the national capital, Washington, where she resided with her parents for many years while her distinguished father represented the district in the congress of the United States for many years, he retiring voluntarily several years ago and the family returning to their old home here to reside.


Frances Susan Harllee
Died Jan. 1939

January 19, 1939
HARLLEE - Corsicana, Texas. Jan 19. - Mrs. Frances Susan Harllee, 79, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the family home Wednesday after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the residence of John C. Calhoun with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Harllee, wife of the late James Shockelford Harllee, former Navarro County District Clerk, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. T. M. Hart, Mrs. John C. Calhoun and Miss Elizabeth Harllee, and seven sons, Frank, Edward, Wallace, Charles, Leroy, Marion and Thomas Harllee, and a number of grandchildren.


L. Z. Harmon
abt 1890 - May 1953

May 30, 1953, Ennis, Texas
Phone Operator At Emhouse Dies
Special to the News
ENNIS, Texas, May 29. - Mrs. L. Z. Harmon, 63, operator of the telephone exchange at Emhouse, Navarro County, for ten years, died in a Corsicana clinic Friday.
She was born in Tom Green County and formerly lived at Ennis and Oak Grove, Ellis County.
Funeral services will be held at the Emhouse Baptist Church at 3 p.m.
Saturday, with burial in Myrtle Cemetery at Ennis.
Surviving are her husband; a son, W. L. Harmon of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl McCrory of Houston; seven brothers, Roy McCollum and the Rev. Hughey McCollum of Ennis, William McCollum of Emhouse, John McCollum of Dallas, the Rev. Oscar McCollum of Purdon, Emmett McCollum of Godley and Ervin McCollum of Arlington; a sister, Mrs. Lora Emmert of Dallas; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.


Edith (Joiner) Harper
Aug 18, 1889 - Mar 14, 1935

March 14, 1935
Mrs. Edith Harper, 45, wife of S. O. Harper, Rice, died Thursday morning in the Navarro Clinic. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. T. A. Farmer, the Rev. C. B. Knight and the Rev. H. B. Clark officiating, with burial in the Rice Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Edwin; a daughter, Ann, all of Rice; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Joiner, Corsicana; Mrs. S. A. Pope, Corsicana; Miss Eula Joiner, Corsicana, and four brothers, Earl Joiner, Corsicana; Hubert Joiner, Corsicana; Robert Joiner, Corsicana; and Clarence Joiner, Mexia.




Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Harper, aged 45 years, wife of S. O. Harper of the Rice community, who died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning at 2 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of her sister, Mrs. T. A. Farmer, 620 West Eleventh avenue. The rites were conducted by Rev. C.B. Knight and Rev. H. E. Clark. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Edwin, a daughter, Anne, all of Rice; parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Joiner, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. T. A. Farmer, Mrs. S. A. Pope and Miss Eula Joiner all of Corsicana, four brothers, Earl Joiner, Hubert Joiner and Robert Joiner, all of Corsicana; and Clarence Joiner, Mexia and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. A. Pope, T. A. Farmer, J. E. Mizell, J. B. Harper, John Finch and G. F. Freeman.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.


Ida F. Harper
Died Jan 30, 1950

January 30, 1950, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Harper's Funeral Set <photo>
Mrs. Ida F. Harper, 79, widow of the late T. H. Harper, died early Sunday at her home, 2401 Knight.
Mrs. Harper's husband had been in the photographic business in Texas for more than half a century.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Weiland-Merritt Funeral Church, 2909 Live Oak. The Rev. Russell H. Blackburn, pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Restland Memorial Park. [assume Dallas]
Pallbearers will be Joe Grayson, Doyle Stewart, Blake Brown Jr., Harold Holbrook, Jim Fulton and G. L. Downing, members of the board of elders of Bethany Presbyterian Church where Mrs. Harper had been active for several years.
Officers and members of the church's Loyalty Class will be honorary pallbearers.
Mrs. Harper was the daughter of the late Dan Donaldson of Corsicana, who organized the first Masonic Lodge in Navarro County.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. R. Coffman and Mrs. Eva High, both of Dallas; two sons, Guy Harper of Dallas and Roy Harper of Gilmer, Upshur County; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.


Mrs. Albert Harper
abt 1887 - Nov 1947

November 27, 1947
Mrs. Harper Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 27. - Funeral services for Mrs. Albert Harper, 60, who died at her home in Eureka, were held at the Eureka Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon.
Burial was at Ennis. Surviving are her husband, Albert Harper, Eureka; a son, R. E. Harper, Houston; a brother, A. B. Turner, Big Sandy, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Gettinger, Dallas, and Mrs. V. N. Zimmerman, Pasadena, Calif.


Lee Ander Harrell
abt 1871 - Apr 1949

April 17, 1949
Anderson County Native Rites Held at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, April 17. - Funeral rites for Lee Ander Harrell, 78-year-old native of Anderson County, were held here Sunday. Harrell died here at his home Friday night.
Surviving are two sons, Crowford Herrell, San Jose, Calif., and Tom Dodds, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ward, Mrs. Mary Hanna and Mrs. Catherine McNeill, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lula Spurgon, Hobbs, N.M., and a sister, Mrs. Clara Murray, Purdon.


M. A. Hargraves
Died May 1936

May 25, 1936
Funeral services for M. A. Hargraves, 44, who died Saturday night, were held at the home Sunday. Surviving are his wife; three children, M. A. Hargraves, all of Corsicana, and his mother, Mrs. S. E. Hargraves of Dayton.


William Mathew Harper
May 11, 1872 - Mar 6, 1939

March 6, 1939, Ennis, Texas
Dr. W. M. Harper, 68, Passes Away at Ennis
Special to The News
ENNIS, Texas, March 6. - Dr. W. M. Harper, 68, employee of Dallas wholesale druggists for fifteen years, died Monday at the home of his sister, Mrs. C. B. Knight, Ennis.
Early resident of the Chatfield community, Mr. Harper was born in Petty, Lamar County.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Allene Huddleston, Shreveport, La.; Mrs. Will West, Dallas, and Miss Matsie Harper, Chatfield; a son, Marion Harper, Chatfield; seven brothers, Dr. Bozeman Harper, Zapota; W. H. Harper, Edna; John Harper, Corsicana; Jessie and Sidney Harper, Rice; Joe Harper, Gilmer, and Robert Harper, Dallas and two sisters, Mrs. James Mizell, Chatfield, and Mrs. C. B. Knight, Ennis.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Knight's home, Ennis. Burial will be in Chatfield Cemetery.


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  • His middle name may have been Matthew or Marion. His birth date may have been 10 May 1872. He was a physician in Chatfield, Texas in the 1890s and, after 1898, a druggist in Rice, Texas.
    In 1904 he was president of the Rice Prohibition Club. His purchase of an automobile in 1904, no doubt a rarity for Rice at the time, was reported in the Rice Rustler:
    "W. M. Harper, the druggist, has just purchased an automobile. he [sic] went to Dallas Tuesday and had it set up and he in company with Dr. Sloan and son and a Mr. Scofield, who is an expert in handling the machine, made the inititory [sic] trip in it coming from Dallas to Rice [a trip of about forty miles]. The party left Dallas at 5 o'clock and though they experienced some inconvenience from rough roads
    and the dark night, arrived at Rice a few minutes after 10 o'clock."
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  • Obituary Submitted by Submitted by Dana Stubbs

W. A. Gallman
Died Oct 1971

October 26, 1971, Italy, Texas
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Boze-Mitchell Funeral Chapel in Italy for W. A. (Skinny) Gallman, 65, of Italy, a retired farmer.
Gallman died Sunday in Corsicana. A native of Dawson, Navarro County, he had lived in Italy for the past 31 years. He was a member of the Dawson Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Burial Park, Waxahachie.


Mrs. N. J. Garitty
abt 1857 - Nov 1935

Nov 20, 1935
Navarro County Native Is Buried at Corsicana <photo>
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov 20. - Funeral services for Mrs. N. J. Garitty, 78, native of Navarro County and resident of Corsicana fifty-eight years, were held at the Church in the Immaculate Conception Wednesday.
Mrs. Garitty was a native of Richland. She was married to the late N. J. Garitty in 1877, the year following her graduation from the Nazareth Academy at Bardstown, Ky., and had lived in Corsicana since that time.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Michael S. Hunt of Waco, Mrs. Leo Loney of Sherman and Miss Marguerite Garitty of Corsicana; three sons, J. N. Garitty and John P. Garitty of Corsicana and Ben J. Garitty of Dallas; one brother and five grandchildren.


Clarence Garrett
Died Mar 1948

March 13, 1948, Wortham, Texas
Clarence Garrett Dies at Corsicana
WORTHAM, Texas, March 13. (Special) - Clarence D. Garrett, 64-year-old owner of extensive farm lands, died Saturday in Corsicana.
He had been ill only a few days. A native of Robertson County, he moved to Navarro County and the Wortham community when he was two years old.
Garrett had taken a leading role in business, welfare and civic affaires of Navarro and Freestone Counties.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Wortham.


Augustus Powell "Gus" Young
Feb 28, 1868 - Feb 3, 1937

A. P. Young, died Feb. 1937

YOUNG - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 4. - Funeral services for A. P. (Gus) Young, 68, pioneer businessman of Corsicana, who died Wednesday were held Thursday afternoon. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. H. B. Watson, Corsicana; Mrs. W. B. Avery, Austin, and Mrs. J. K. Garner, Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Janie Jeffers and Mrs. Kate Presley, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.


Kate G. Wright
abt 1865 - 1937

February 1, 1937
WRIGHT - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 1. - Miss Kate G. Wright, 72, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at her home Monday morning. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Blackburn, Corsicana and Mrs. Jessie Richardson of Illinois.


Katherine (Smith) Woods
Died May 1941

May 14, 1941
Former Corsicana Official Dies; Rites Scheduled Thursday <photo>
CORSICANA, Texas, May 14. - Funeral services will be held here Thursday for Mrs. Katherine S. Woods, former tax collector of Corsicana and wife of the late J. O. Woods, who died suddenly Tuesday night while visiting at the home of her son, Joe E. Woods, at Corpus Christi. Her death resulting from a heart attack, was unexpected as she had attended a luncheon Tuesday noon and appeared in the best of health.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. in the First Methodist Church, of which she was a life member, and burial will be beside the graves of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John A. Smith, in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
[should read Oakwood Cemetery, Dana]
A native of Smith County, Mrs. Woods moved with her parents to Corsicana during her girlhood, and was married there. She served two terms as tax collector before the office was merged with that of tax assessor.
Of late Mrs. Woods had been residing with her son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Thomas, at Fort Worth.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. John M. Cleveland of Brownsville; a brother, Wiley R. Smith of Altadens, Calif., and three sisters, Mrs. Martha F. Dublin of Brownwood, Miss Annie T. Smith of Dallas and Mrs. D. G. Grantham of Carlsbad, N.M.


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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • The Navarro County Cemetery Records for Oakwood Cemetery show the name of Katherine E. Woods, with dates of born 29 Sept 1872 - 13 May 1941.

Will Spruce Wood
Nov 19, 1866 - Dec 21, 1946

Melon Expert Dead
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 26 - Will S. Wood, 80, a native Texan, died at his home in the Dresden community. He was known as a raiser of fine watermelons.



Will S. Wood, aged 80 years, died at his home in the Dresden community Saturday night at 9 o'clock.
Services were held from the Dresden Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gus Ramage, pastor of the Blooming Grove Christian church.
A native Texan, Wood had resided in the in the Dresden community for 78 years. He was known for his ability in raising fine watermelons.
Surviving are a sister and several cousins.
Pallbearers were T. T. Furra, E. A. Sumner, A. D. Garrison, Claude Melton, N. E. Brister and Ed Yates.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.


W. B. Wood
Died Feb. 2, 1915

Feb 1, 1915
Wood - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 1. - W. B. Wood, aged 76 years, who had been a hotel-keeper in Dawson for the last thirty years, died yesterday at that place. His wife and six children survive.


M. L. Woods
Died Jan. 1922

Jan 6, 1922
WOODS - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 6 - J. H. Woods and Mrs. W. E. Purifoy received messages today telling of the death of their brother, M. L. Woods, at his home in Oakland, Cal. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Misses Josephine and May Eloise Woods of Oakland, Cal., and by two sons, Prof. Baldwin M. Woods of the University of California and Dr. Leonard Woods of San Francisco, also one brother, J. H. Woods, and one sister, Mrs. W. E. Purifoy; his sister-in-law, Mrs. J. O. Woods, and family, and two nieces, Mrs. W. A.
Tarver and Miss Baldwin Woods, all of this city. Mr. Woods was a citizen of Corsicana for many years, but for some years past has been residing with his family in California.


Mary Freeman
Died Dec. 5, 1908

Mrs. Mary Freeman Found Dead
December 6, 1908
Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 6. - Yesterday afternoon about 5:30 o'clock Mrs. Mary Freeman was found dead in her home. At noon she complained to her son of severe pains in her stomach, but declined to call a doctor. At about 5 o'clock she telephoned her son saying she believed she was dying and requesting him to come home. She was asked if she wanted a doctor and replied "yes."
Her son summoned a physician and went home to find his mother dead on the floor of the room in which she had used the telephone.


Mrs. E. C. Freeman
Died Aug. 1935

Mrs. E. C. Freeman, 90, Native of Texas, Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas - August 15, 1935 Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon for Mrs. E. C. Freeman, 90, native of Grimes County and resident of Navarro County for about eighty years, who died here late Thursday.
She is survived by a daughter, residing in Corsicana; a son in Waco, two sisters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Ben F. Freeman, Jr.
Sep 13, 1878 - Feb 4, 1953

Ben F. Freeman's Services Friday
February 6, 1953, Dallas Texas
Funeral services for Ben F. Freeman, 74, a retired farmer who had lived in Dallas and De Soto for nine years, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana.
Texas Stevens, minister of the Elmwood Church of Christ, and Tommy Spears, minister of the De Soto Church of Christ, will be in charge.
Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Freeman died Wednesday at his home in De Soto after several months'
He was born near Jefferson, Marion County.
He was a member of the De Soto Church of Church.
Freeman is survived by his wife; three sons, Ben F. Freeman and Guy Freeman, both of Dallas, and Elma Freeman of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. M. C. Peterson of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Davis of Corsicana; two brothers, John Freeman of McKinney, Collin County, and Jim Freeman of Corsicana, and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Chinessa (Lusk) Erskine

Chinessa Lusk Erskine, 66, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Byron Christopher Lusk, Calvin Lusk, Darrin Lusk, Gary Lusk, Steven R. Lusk and Andre Migeal Speed.

Honorary pallbearers will be H.J. Lusk, Larry Lusk, Ronald Lusk, Afranial Johnson and Nathan Johnson.

Mrs. Erskine was born Sept. 8, 1939 in Centerville. She was a member of the Church of the Living God, P.G.T. under the leadership of the late Bishop Hunter. Later she united with the Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dairy Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her father Oscar Lusk; sister Almedia Dickson; and two brothers, Charles Henry Lusk and Richard L. Lusk.

Survivors include daughters Ethel Mae Stanford (James) and Barbara Ann Faulk; son Elvin Faulk Jr.; mother Ethel Allen; brother Willie L. Lusk (Ora); granddaughter Bibi Nyota Faulk; grandson James Anthony Solomon; step-sisters Onetta Pace and Roberta Sheffield; God-sisters Pearl Reynolds, Nellie Collins and Mable Scott; special son Ronald E. Brown; special daughters Barbara White and Joyce Simpson; eight aunts, four aunts and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


James Tremaine Blakeslee Sr.
 Aug 11, 1945 - Nov 9, 2005

James Tremaine Blakeslee Sr., 60, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005 in Hot Springs, Ark.

Visitation will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Grape Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Blakeslee was born Aug. 11, 1945 in Corsicana. He was a heavy equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Irene Blakeslee and brother Glen Blakeslee.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Blakeslee of Corsicana; sons James Tremaine Blakeslee Jr. of Corsicana and Joshua Tremaine Blakeslee of Waco; granddaughter Laura Nicole Blakeslee of West; brother Joe Blakeslee of Garland; and nieces Rachelle Wilson of Garland and Kristi Ann Blakeslee of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Marquard “Mark” Samuel Emmert
Feb 4, 1915 - Nov 8, 2005

Mark Emmert

Marquard “Mark” Samuel Emmert, 90, of Ennis died Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2005, at the IOOF Nursing Home in Ennis.

Mark was born Feb. 4, 1915 in Ellis County near Alma to Samuel Jacob “Jake” Emmert and Ethel Irene Harris Emmert. He was named Marquard for Jake’s favorite professional baseball player, Rube Marquard. Mark was raised in the Leland and Sessions communities and attended Session school in Navarro County. He later attended Rice High School, graduating in 1932. He then attended Byrne Commercial College in Dallas.

He married Naomi Ruth Ingle, daughter of Eddie Walker Ingle and Bertha Cecil Cooke Ingle, on Aug. 8, 1937 in Waxahachie. Mark was a farmer in Ellis County in the early years of their marriage. He was an ordained minister and he and Ruth enjoyed attending “singing schools.” He was later employed by Lone Star Gas Co. for several years. He became the owner/operator of Mark’s Grocery Store in Ennis in the 1960s and 1970s, and he completed his employment by working for the City of Ennis. Mark and Ruth enjoyed gardening. He was a member of the IOOF and Baylor Baptist Church. He liked to play dominoes (hardly anyone could ever beat him at the game) and enjoyed telling “bear tales.”

He was preceded in death by his brother, Lester Emmert and Daniel Emmert and an infant granddaughter, Brenda Jill Roberts.

He is suvived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth Emmert; sons and daughters-in-law, Gayle and Nelda Emmert of Waco, David and Sharon Emmert of Tyler and Wallace and June Emmert of Ennis; daughters and son-in-law, ReNee and Joe Roberts of Lockesburg, Ark. and Camille McClanahan of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Dean Emmert, Ted and Tracy Emmert, Amy and Brandon Smith, Keith and Kimberly Emmert, Natalie and Wayne Reid, Tim Roberts, Kyle Roberts, Christina and Les Munn, Rachel and Adam Croft, Chelsea McClanahan and Travis McClanahan; step-granddaughter, Holly Grimm; great grandchildren, William Roberts, Grace and Ava Emmert, Kate and Jake Emmert, Joshua and Austin Reid; brothers, Calvin “Red” Emmert of Atlanta, Ga. and Cecil Emmert of Dallas; aunts, Lola Jamerson of Denison and Nona Fae Osborne of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Alafrank Shaw of Ennis; and numerous other relatives.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Myrtle Cemetery with Rev. Johnnie Mansell officiating under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.


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