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Mrs. J. W. Norris
Died Nov. 7, 1904

November 7, 1904, Thorndale, TX
NORRIS - Mrs. J. W. Norris, aged 63 years, died this morning at 6 o'clock of pneumonia. Interment at Corsicana, where the body will be shipped.

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Mrs. Josie A. (Burns) Northcutt
Dec 20, 1872 - Oct 5, 1951

October 8, 1951
Mrs. Josie Northcutt's Funeral Held at Frost

CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 8. - Funeral for Mrs. Josie A. Northcutt, 78, who died at her home in Fort Worth, were held from the First Methodist Church in Frost Sunday. Burial was in Frost Cemetery. [Actually buried at Dresden Cemetery]
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Judy Moore of Dallas, Mrs. Carl F. Grant of Fort Worth and Mrs. W. A. McClintock of Lamesa, and a sister, Mrs. Neal Bancroft of Frost.

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Northcutt Rites
At Frost Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Josie A. Northcutt, 78, who died in her home in Fort Worth Friday, were held from the First Methodist church in Frost at 2 p. m. Sunday. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Judy Moore, Dallas; Mrs. Carl Grant, Fort Worth, and Mrs. W. A. McClintock, Lamesa; a sister, Mrs. Neal Bancroft, Frost, and other relatives.  McCammon directed.

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Sarah Northcutt
abt 1836 - Feb 1907

February 10, 1907
NORTHCUTT - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 10 - Mrs. Sarah Northcutt, aged 71 years, died here Saturday night. The body was taken to Dresden for interment Sunday.

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Franklin W. Norton
Nov 2, 1844 - Jan 26, 1933

January 26, 1933
NORTON - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 26. - Funeral services for Franklin W. Norton, 89, Confederate veteran who died at the home of his niece, Mrs. J. L. McPherson, Thursday morning, were held at the McPherson home Thursday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist Church, of which Mr. Norton was a long-time member. He was prominent in Navarro County and was a school teacher many years. He also served as Tax Collector of Navarro County. He had resided in Corsicana for fifty years.

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James Ben Norvell
Aug 26, 1872 - Apr 14, 1934

April 16, 1934
NORVELL - Corsicana, Texas, April 16. - James B. Norvell, 61, resident of the Rice community all of his life, died at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Carter, Saturday afternoon. The funeral was held from the Rice Methodist Church Sunday afternoon with burial there, the Rev. W. W. Moss, pastor of the church, officiating. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Carter, Corsicana, and two brothers, T. J. Norvell, Rice, and S. J. Norvell, Harlingen.

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Markes Lee Nutt
Died Aug. 1952

August 12, 1952
Markes Lee Nutt Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 12. - Markes Lee Nutt, Route 1, Eureka, died at his home on his seventy-fourth birthday.
Funeral services were held Monday from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, with burial in the Eureka Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Floyd D. Nutt, and a daughter, Mrs. L. G. Blackburn, all of Eureka; a stepson, J. P. Grace, San Diego, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Mack Colburn, Kilgore, and Mrs. Sam Thomas and Mrs. Helen Flanagan, both of Eureka; two brothers, M. A. Nutt, Corbet, Navarro County, and N. R. Nutt, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Venie Grace, Corsicana, and Mrs. A. A. Wigley, Richland, and five grandchildren.

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Phillip O'Conner
Feb 2, 1851 - Feb 8, 1937

February 8, 1937
Native of Ireland Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 8 - Phillip O'Conner, 86, retired railroad man, died Monday afternoon.  Funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church Wednesday morning.  He was a native of Ireland but came to the United States when 14. He was retired from the railroad in 1926. Surviving are five daughters, two sons, fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

February 9, 1937
O'CONNOR - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 9. - Phillip O'Conner, 86, retired Cotton Belt Lines employee and long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Douglas, Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. L. C. Crutcher of Palestine, Mrs. Annie Hawkins of Mansfield, Mrs. Thomas Lumpkin of Commerce, Mrs. A. F. Henderson of Dallas and Mrs. Douglas of Corsicana, and two sons, Mike O'Conner of Tyler and George O'Conner of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR PHILLIP O’CONNER WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Phillip O’Conner, retired railroad man, aged 86 years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Douglas, 1100 West Thirteenth avenue, Monday afternoon at 4:20 o’clock, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

A native of Ireland, Mr. O’Conner came to the United States when 14 years of age. He had resided in Corsicana since 1902. He became connected with the Cotton Belt Lines in 1890 and was retired in 1926.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. L. C. Crutcher, Palestine; Mrs. Annie Hawkins, Mansfield; Mrs. Thomas Lumpkin, Commerce; Mrs. A. F. Henderson, Dallas; and Mrs. Douglas, Corsicana; two sons, Mike O’Conner, Tyler; and George O’Conner, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Harrison, Frank Ewing, L. P. Nicholson, Charley Blackburn, L. L. Crutcher, T. F. Lumpkin and Leeland Lee.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Alphonso O'Daniel
abt 1854 - Mar 1935

March 14, 1935
O'DANIEL - Corsicana, Texas, March 14. - Funeral rites for Alphonso O'Daniel, 81, resident of Navarro County sixty-seven years, were held from the family residence Thursday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, the Rev. Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ officiating. Surviving are four sons, E. W. (Pete) O'Daniel and Oscar O'Daniel, both of Corsicana; Pete O'Daniel and Jester O'Daniel, both of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. R. S. Beauchamp, Mrs. Mamie Crosser and Miss Savannah O'Daniel, all of Corsicana; two half-sisters, Mrs. Nora Haynes and Mrs. Mae Henderson, both of Houston; twenty-two grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

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Emma E. O'Daniel
abt 1900 - Mar 16, 1922

March 16, 1922
O'DANIEL - Corsicana, Texas, March 16. - Mrs. Emma E. O'Daniel, wife of Lee O'Daniel, 22 years old, died at the Physicians and Surgeons' Hospital last night after a two-week illness, and the funeral took place this afternoon, with burial in the Chatfield Cemetery. She is survived by her husband.

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Gorman L. O'Daniel
Apr 30, 1917 - Dec 12, 1943

October 13, 1948
Funeral Slated Friday For Staff Sergeant
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 13. - Funeral Services for S/Sgt. Gorman L. O'Daniel, 26, killed in action in Italy Dec. 12, 1943, will be held here Friday afternoon, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. O'Daniel, Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. Lee Farris and Mrs. W. T. Hartline, both of Dallas and Mrs. R. E. Jones, Corsicana.

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John Calvin O'Daniel
Apr 1, 1888 - Nov 29, 1920

December 2, 1920
O'DANIEL - Corsicana, Texas. Dec. 2. - John O'Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O'Daniel of Corsicana, died at Oklaulgee, Ok. Wednesday afternoon and the body reached here Thursday afternoon for burial. He was an ex-soldier and served several years overseas during the recent world war.

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Funeral Notice.

Corsicana Lodge No. 174 A. F. & A. M. is hereby called to convene at the Masonic Temple at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2nd for the purpose of attending the burial of Bro. Jno. C. O’Daniel.

K. K. BULLOCK, W.M.
R. B. MITCHELL

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Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The remains of the late John C. O’Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O’Daniel of Corsicana, who died in Oklahoma Monday, were laid to rest in Oakwood yesterday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends. Rev. C. H. Booth officiated and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Frank Marion Odom
Jan 17, 1872 - Sep 12, 1928

September 13, 1928
F. M. Odom, Corsicana, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 13. - F. M. Odom, 56, died at his home Wednesday night. Sam B. Jordan, Justice of the Peace, conducted an inquest and returned a Corner's verdict of suicide. Funeral services will be held Friday with interment in the Hamilton Cemetery. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. A. B. Gilbert and Miss Cleo Odom, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Claude, Ed and Oscar Odom, all of West Texas; three sisters, Mrs. G. B. Powell of Corsicana; Mrs. G. A. Tardy of Floydada and Mrs. O. W. Milburn of Tehuacana.

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CORSICANA MAN IS BELIEVED BE VICTIM OVERDOSE OF POISON

F. M. Odom, aged 56 years, died suddenly at his residence, corner of Twelfth and Collin streets, Wednesday night at 9:30 o'clock. Sam B. Jordan, justice of the peace, conducted an inquest and returned a corner's verdice of suicide. It was stated that the contents of a bottle of chloroform was missing.
The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon with interment in the Hamilton Cemetery.
He was born in Walker County but had resided in Navarro county for 30 years.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. A. B. Gilbert and Miss Cleo Odom, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Claude, Ed, and Oscar Odom, all of West, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. G. B. Powell; Corsicana; Mrs. G. A. Tardy, Floydada, Mrs. O. W. Milburn, Tehuscana, and a number of other relatives.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 13, 1928

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR F. M. ODOM ARE HELD ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Frank M. Odom, aged 56 years, who died suddenly at his residence here 221 West Collin street, Wednesday evening at 9:30 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at the residence at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in the Hamilton Cemetery. He was a native Texan and had resided in Navarro county for thirty years.

He was born in Walker county. An inquest was conducted over the remains Wednesday night by Sam B. Jordan, justice of the peace, who returned a verdict of suicide. The contents of a bottle of chloroform were missing.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. A. B. Gilbert and Miss Cleo Odom, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. G. B. Powell, Corsicana; Mrs. G. A. Tardy, Floydada; Mrs. O. W. Milburn, Tehuacana and numerous other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, September 14, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Lucinda (McCreary) Odom; s/o Henry E. Odom buried at Bazette cemetery & Nancy Ann “Miley” (Knight) Odom buried in Hamilton Beaman

Mary Ogden
Died Jun. 1914

June 12, 1914, Mexia, Texas
Ogden - Mexia, Tex. June 12 - Miss Mary D. Ogden, one of Mexia's oldest citizens, died at Corsicana Tuesday. The body was received here Wednesday for burial. The funeral took place from the train at 2 p.m. with interment in City Cemetery.

 

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Mary Ann (Mechler) Ogle
Died Oct. 1940

Oct. 22, 1940, Dallas, Texas
OGLE - Mrs. Mary Ann Ogle, 5715 Vickery Blvd., died Sunday night at her home. Survived by three sons, Harry H., Dallas; F. B. Brownfield, and Sanford E., Gladewater; a daughter, Mrs. Stella Kofahl, Dallas, and a grandson.
Services Tuesday 1 p.m., Ed C. Smith & Bro. Chapel, Ross and St. Paul, 2-9277. Interment Corsicana, Texas.

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Charles Oldenstadt
Died Aug. 1931

August 10, 1931
OLDENSTADT. - Corsicana, Texas, Aug. 10. - Funeral services for Charles Oldenstadt, who died in the P. & S. Hospital early Friday morning, were held Sunday afternoon. Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; mother, a sister and several children.

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J. S. Olson
abt 1847 - Jan 1929

January 10, 1929
Olsen Funeral in Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 10. - J. S. Olsen, 82, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. T. Gleghorn in Seymour Wednesday, will be buried at Pursley, near here. He had lived at Pursley for a number of years and was visiting his daughter at the time of his death. He is survived by two sons, W. W. Olsen of Corsicana; J. S. Olsen of Lampasas; two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Langston of Corsicana and Mrs. J. T. Gleghorn of Seymour.

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Nannie Ophelia (Owen) O'Neal
Nov 18, 1874 - Jul 12, 1961

July 14, 1961
Mrs. J. T. O'Neal
CORSICANA, Texas (Sp.) - Mrs. J. T. O'Neal, 86, resident of Navarro County since she was seven years old, died here Wednesday.
Funeral services were held here Thursday with burial in the Pattison Cemetery at Emhouse. She was a Baptist.
Surviving are two sons; three daughters; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one brother.

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Mrs. J.T. O'Neal Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday Mrs. J. T. O'Neal, 86, native of Mississippi, but resident of Navarro county since childhood, died Wednesday morning following 2 1-2 years illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a member. Mrs. O'Neal came to Navarro county with her family when seven years of age. They traveled in a wagon train and settled in northwest Navarro county near Emhouse. She had made her home in Corsicana for the past 10 years. Surviving are two sons, George R. O'Neal, Fort Stockton, and W. C. (Bud) O'Neal, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Will Sharpley, Corsicana; Mrs. Archie Tinkle, Amarillo, and Mrs. Tommie Campbell, Dallas; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; a brother, Judge R. R. Owen, Corsicana, and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Roy Bristow, Noel D. Hook, Artis Drain, Swint Huling, Alvin Owen, Ralph Chaney, Monroe Hurley and Frank Dlckson.

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John Luther Orange
Nov 1, 1855 - Dec 4, 1928

December 5, 1928
J. L. Orange Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 5. - J. L. Orange, 73, resident of Navarro County for the last twenty-three years, died at his home four miles west of Corsicana Tuesday. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Walter Frank of Dallas, Mrs. Lizzie Williamson of Dallas, Mrs. Bessie Bell of Mabank, Mrs. Lottie Highnote of Corsicana, Route 3; three sons, Luther Orange of Corsicana, Route 3; Frank Orange of Clarksville, Elmer Orange of Caveville.

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J. L. ORANGE DIED NEAR CITY TUESDAY, BURIAL WEDNESDAY

J. L. Orange, aged 73 years, native of Kentucky, but resident of Navarro county for the last twenty-three years, died four miles west of Corsicana Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock and the funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at
Oakwood Cemetery where interment was made. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Walter Frank, Dallas; Mrs. Lizzie Williamson, Dallas; Mrs. Bessie Bell, Mabank; Mrs. Lottie Highnote, Corsicana, route 3; three sons, Luther Orange, Corsicana, route 3; Frank Orange, Clarksville; Elmer Orange, Caveville, Kentucky, and a number of grandchildren.

The Bank Sutherland Undertaking company had charge of the funeral.

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Weldon Edwards Orrell
Aug 3, 1911 - Jul 4, 1942

July 5, 1942
Mexia Merchant Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, July 5. - Weldon Orrell, 30, Mexia feed store owner and a native of Corsicana, died at Mexia. Funeral was held Sunday at Mexia. Graduate of the Corsicana High School, member of the Mexia Lions Club and owner of a feed store, Mr. Orrell was prominent in business, social and civic circles there. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. T. S. Patrick, Corsicana, and Mrs. S. G. Ward, Mexia.

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WELDON ORRELL OF MEXIA, NATIVE OF CORSICANA, BURIED

Funeral services for Weldon Orrell, aged 30 years, Mexia feed store operator and civic leader, who died in a Mexia hospital Saturday, were held at Mexia Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Another service was held at Oakwood Cemetery at 4 o’clock where interment was made.

A native of Corsicana and graduate of Corsicana High, Orrell had been at Mexia for the past five years. He was a member of the Mexia Lions club.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. T. S. Patrick, Corsicana, and Mrs. S. G. Ward, Mexia.

Sutherland-McCammon directed arrangements here.

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Gertrude Orvell
Died Jan. 1919

January 12, 1919
Orvell - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 12. - Miss Gertrude Orvell, a teacher in the city schools, died today, following an attack of influenza. Miss Orvell had taught here for several years, coming here from Giddings, her parents later moving here.

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William Franklin Osborne
Mar 4, 1856 - May 14, 1946

Biography posted with William Franklin Osborne Biography


Eddie Myrl (Mosley) Overby
Sep 24, 1900 - Mar 16, 1936

March 17, 1936
OVERBY - Corsicana, Texas, March 17. - Funeral services for Mrs. Eddie Myrl Mosley Overby of Dallas, who died in Wichita Falls Monday morning, were held from the residence of her mother, Mrs. A. G. Mosley, Tuesday afternoon, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, the Rev. Mr. McDaniel, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, officiating. Surviving are her husband, E. A. Overby, Dallas; mother, Mrs. A. G. Mosley, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. H. M. Ragsdale, New Gulf, Texas; Mrs. J. E. Metcalf Sr., Corsicana; Mrs. F. M. Rundell, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. H. Savage, Denisca; a niece, Myrtle Marie Metcalf, and two nephews, J. E. Metcalf Jr. and Roy Metcalf, all of Corsicana.

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Elizabeth Ann "Betty" (Long) Owen
Apr 13, 1851 - Jun 10, 1936

June 10, 1936
OWEN - Corsicana, Texas, June 10. - Mrs. Betty Owen, 86, resident of Navarro county thirty-five years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Cheney, at Purdon Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held at the White Church Cemetery near Blooming Grove Thursday. Mrs. Owen formerly lived in the Blooming Grove and Emhouse communities. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cheney, Mrs. May Lida Wallace and Mrs. Minerva Wallace of Munday; three sons, J. P. Owen, Hugo, Okla., E. L. Owen of Corsicana and H. D. Owen of Purdon, and 160 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Owen was a native of Alabama.

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MRS. BETTY OWEN DIED WEDNESDAY MORNING AT PURDON
Mrs. Betty Owen, aged 86 years, resident of Navarro county for 35 years, died at the home of her
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cheney at Purdon Wednesday morning at 12:20 o’clock.
The funeral will be held at the White Church cemetery near Blooming Grove Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock where interment will be made. Mrs. Owen formerly resided in the Blooming Grove and Emhouse communities.
She had been in failing health for the past two years, but was not taken seriously ill until Tuesday
morning.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Betty Cheney, Purdon; Mrs. May Lida Wallace, Munday, three sons, J. P. Owen, Hugo, Okla.; E. L. Owen, Corsicana, and H. D. Owen, Purdon; and 180 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Owen was a native of Alabama.
Funeral arrangements are being directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FORMER RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE BURIED THURSDAY

Mrs. Bettie Owens [sic], age 86 years, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Chaney at Purdon. Her husband preceeded her in death 22 years ago. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev.
Roloff of Purdon, Baptist minister. Burial was made in the White Church cemetery at 3 p.m. Thursday.
She is survived by three sons and three daughters.

Many will remember Mrs. Owens as an active member of the Central Baptist church here.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, June 12, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ethel Maggie (Montgomery) Owen
abt 1898 - Mar 1953

March 29, 1953, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. C. D. Owen Dies After Illness; Rites Set Sunday
Mrs. Ethel M. Owen, 55, a resident of Dallas for ten years died Saturday at a Dallas hospital after a month's illness.
Mrs. Owen was an employee of Sanger Bros. for ten years and a member of the Brandon Methodist Church. She lived at 2729 Searcy Drive. She was a native of Port Lavaca.
Surviving are her husband, C. D. Owen; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lynn Merrifield and Miss Susan Owen, both of Dallas; three brothers, Fred L. Montgomery of Morenci, Ariz.; Roark Montgomery of Corsicana and Sam Montgomery of Dallas, and two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Chiappetti of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Miss Linnie Kate Montgomery of Dallas.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana with the Rev. Van P. Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery at Emhouse, Navarro County.

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Jewell A. Owen
Died Nov. 1943

November 11, 1943, Dallas, Texas
Funeral Services Held For Accident Victim Services were held Monday at the McKamy-Campbell Funeral Home for Jewell A. (Pat) Owen, who was killed Sunday evening when the car he was driving was struck by the Rock Island Zephyr at the Katy crossing on the First Baptist Church at Ennis officiated and burial was in Laurel Land.
He was discharged from the Army last August and since that time had been an employee of North American Aviation. Survivors include his wife, mother, Mrs. J. T. Owen, Barry, Navarro County; five brothers, T. J. Owen, Houston; Herman Owen and James Owen, Corsicana; Glenroy Owen, Dallas, and Eloy Owen, Barry, and two sisters, Mrs. Floice Brown, Dallas, and Mrs. Braxton Reagan, Barry.

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Lafayette Owen
Mar 16, 1866 - Feb 14, 1953

February 15, 1953, Henderson, Texas
Lafayette Owen Due Monday Rites
HENDERSON, Texas, Feb 15. - Funeral service for Lafayette Owen, 86, who died at a Henderson hospital Saturday night, will be held at Corsicana at 2 p.m. Monday, with burial in Ward Cemetery.
Owen was a native of Navarro County but had made his home for some years with a daughter, Mrs. Joe Cantrell, at Joinerville, Rusk County.
Others survivors are three sons, Ruby Owen, Kilgore; M. W. Owen, Houston; W. H. Owen, Joinerville; two sisters, Mrs. Cassie Wells, Corsicana; Mrs. Eva Cross, Ada, Okla.

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Meigh Owen
Sep 17, 1861 - Oct 22, 1922

Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The remains of the late Meigh Owen were interred in the Waters cemetery west of here late yesterday afternoon, and the funeral was largely attended. Elder Hugh Miller of the Church of Christ officiated and there were many pretty floral offerings.

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October 23, 1922
OWEN - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 23. - Meigh Owen, well-known Navarro County farmer , died at his home, four miles south-west of Corsicana, Sunday morning and the funeral was held today, with burial in the family cemetery near the home. He is survived by his wife and five children, four sons and a daughter.

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Mrs. T. H. Owen
Died Dec. 1940

December 27, 1940
Can of Oil Explodes, Woman Fatally Burned
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 27 - Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. T. J. Owen, 35, who died Wednesday from burns received at her home, Richland, Route 1, Tuesday when a can of oil exploded. Surviving are her husband, five children, mother, Mrs. J. H. Ross; five sisters, Mrs. John Butler, Mrs. T. J. Bell and Mrs. H. E. Lassiter, all of Edna; Mrs. Allen Keith, Purdon, and Mrs. Floyd Slone, Corsicana, and two brothers, Dick Ross, Gilmer, and Willie Ross, Cotton Valley, La.

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Susan Anna (Herren) Owen
Feb 5, 1848 - Feb 1, 1929

February 1, 1929
Mrs. Susan A. Owen, 80, Of Emhouse Is Dead
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 1. - Mrs. Susan A. Owen, 80, native of Mississippi but resident of Navarro County for forty-six years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kate Richards, at Emhouse, Friday morning and the funeral was conducted Friday afternoon from the Baptist Church at Emhouse, with burial in the Pattison Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, R. R. Owen of Corsicana and G. G. Owen of Emhouse; for daughters, Mrs. Bettie Barloe of Roane, Mrs. Julia DeRusha, Mrs. Mattie O'Neill and Mrs. Kate Richards, all of Emhouse; forty-odd grandchildren, twenty-odd great-grandchildren and one brother, R. W. Harring, Haskell County.

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Clara Pace
abt 1852 - Sep 1934

September 11, 1934, Dallas, Texas <photo>
Funeral in Oklahoma For Dallas Resident
Funeral services for Mrs. James E. Pace, 82, of 901 North Bishop, who died Monday morning at her home, will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Mangum, Ok., Wednesday. She was born in 1852 in Hunt County as Clara Terry, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Terry. She was married in 1871 in Hunt County. Mr. and Mrs. Pace then moved to Callahan County, where they engaged in farming and ranching for more than thirty years, going to Mangum, Ok., in 1904. For the last six years she lived in Dallas. The couple's golden wedding was observed in 1921 in Mangum.
Mrs. Pace is survived by two sons, J. C. Pace, Vernon, and M. H. Pace, Mangum; two sisters, Mrs. Serelda Simmons, Bokchito, Ok., and Mrs. J. F. Henslee, Cooper; a brother, J. L. Terry, Moran; nine grandchildren, Mrs. Ed Matheson and James Pace of Vernon; H. R. Stroube, W. C. Stroube and Frank McAnally of Corsicana; Mrs. Lydia Pace Griffin, Edgar Pace, Mack Pace and Bobby Jean Pace, all of Mangum, Ok., and nine great-grandchildren.

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Stephen Augustus Pace, Capt.
Sep 19, 1848 - Mar 1, 1921

March 2, 1921
Captain S. A. Pace Dies At Home In Corsicana
Corsicana, Texas, March 2. - Captain S. A. Pace, 72 years old, an old citizen of Corsicana and prominent in business, civic and social affairs of this city for more than fifty years, died at his home here late Tuesday evening. He was born in Columbus, Ga. In 1848 and spent his boyhood days near Montgomery, Ala. His wife who was Miss Achasa Maddux before her marriage, died twenty years ago. He was at one time an Alderman and later Police Commissioner, when the city form of government changed.
Mr. Pace was a successful business man and at the time of his death was president of the Pace Wholesale Grocery Company. He took active part in all organization work for the upbuilding of Corsicana. He is survived by three children, Mrs. Richard Mays, Miss Louise Pace and Homes E. Pace, all of Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 from St. John's Episcopal Church, of which he was a member.

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S. A. PACE DIED LATE LAST NIGHT

Man Prominent in Affairs of City for Fifty Years Passes Away

Capt. S. A. Pace, aged seventy-two years, pioneer citizen of Corsicana, who has been prominent in business, civic and social affairs of this city for more than fifty years, died at his home, 803 West Third avenue Tuesday evening at 6:15 o’clock. He was born in Columbus, Georgia, September 19, 1948 and spent his boyhood days near Montgomery, Alabama. Soon after the war he came to Texas and in 1870 was married to Miss Achsah Maddux at the old family home at Cotton Gin near Fairfield. Captain Pace and his young bride first located at Waxahachie where he conducted a small retail grocery business. His place of business was on the same block with that of the late Rev. Abe Mulkey.

Moved to Corsicana.
With the extension of the Houston and Texas Central Railway he moved to Corsicana and continued his small retail grocery business, his store being located on almost the same site on which now stands his office building, corner of Beaton street and West Sixth avenue. His activities as a young business man formed an important part of the history of Corsicana in the making, he having been actively identified in public life for almost fifty years here.

Served City.
He has always taken an active part in city governmental affairs firs serving as an alderman, before the commission form of government for Corsicana was put into effect. With the advent of the commission form of government Captain Pace served as Police Commissioner and it was through his untiring efforts while serving the city in this capacity that an active and successful war on gambling and vice of all kinds was conducted.

Friend of Young Men.
In the days of the Commercial Club he was a president of this organization and was chairman of the building committee of the Carnegie Library. He was a charter member of all organizations which had as their object the upbuilding of Corsicana and took active part in all activities, until for the last two or three years, his health would not permit. He was always a friend to the young man starting upon a business career and there are any number of successful business men in Corsicana today as well as in other cities who have Capt. S. A. Pace to thank for their attainments.

Much Beloved Man.
Honesty, courage, tenderness and gratitude to his friends marked the chief characteristics of this much beloved man. He was always appreciative and was courteous to all, through quick and impulsive, he was always quick to atone for any harsh word which unthinkingly he might have uttered and his charity reached to the by-ways and hedges, among all classes. To know him was to be his friend and love him and it can be truly said that the death of Capt. Pace leaves a vacancy in the business, social, and religious life of Corsicana which indeed it will be hard to fill.

An incident illustrating the character of this highly esteemed man is ably shown in the love and devotion of two old colored servants who have been in the Pace family for years. This old couple have been with Captain Pace constantly since his illness, near him at all times to see that his least want was supplied, and they are heart broken and unconsolable in his death.

Funeral Thursday.
To the union of S. A. Pace and Achsah Maddux, his wife dying twenty years ago, was born seven children, two of whom died in infancy, two Steven Pace and Pauline Pace Womack, dying after reaching manhood and womanhood, with the following, all of Corsicana, surviving: : Mrs. Richard Mays, Miss Louise Pace and Homer E. Pace. He is survived by the following grandchildren; Augustus P. Mays, county judge; Mrs. Bourke Cartwright of Terrell; Eugene Mays, now attending school in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Joe Mays and Louise and Pauline Womack, who have been making their home with Miss Louise Pace for sometime; Jack, Steve and Eugene Womack of Mexia and Mary Jean Pace.

The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from St. Johns Episcopal church of which the deceased has been an active member for a number of years. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, Rector of St. Johns, with burial in the Oakwood cemetery.

The active pallbearers are as follows:
Lynn Adams, Duel Burns, J. M. Pugh, J. W. Cheney, Joe Beauchamp, Jas. B. Robinson, Albert Berry of Mexia, Otto Alberson, J. Nick Garitty, F. L. Houser, Judge Dexter Hamilton of Dallas, Hon. Luther Johnson, Walter Burgess and Clyde Stroud.

The honorary pallbearers are as follows:

Capt. James Garitty, Wiley Johnson, Judge Blanding, W. A. Ransom, A. Fox, E. H. Church, A. M. Millingan, J. D. Jackson, J. H. Woods, F. N. Drane, Hon. W. J. McKie, Gov. Ero. T. Jester, W. M. Tatum, E. Raphael, W. N. Elliott, Dr. W. T. Shell, Major C. H. Mills, J. E. Butler, Dr. J. O. Jones, Mr. Finch, Liston Tatum, L. C. Coulson, Dr. H. B. Jester, Dr. Newton, Hon. J. S. Callicutt, Will S. Knight, J. M. Dyer, P. C. Townsend, W. H. Hastings, Dr. F. R. Lindley, Dr. Louie Polk, C. H. Delafosse, Tom Little, Tom Cobb, Wesley Edens, W. P. McCammon, Judge Rufus Hardy, Harry Williams, J. S. Roderick, Joe Simkins, Harry Johnson, J. S. Eubank, W. D. Barnes of Hubbard, Nat Pinkston, N. L. Benson, Max Almond, George E. Jester, Paul Blackman, Frank Hosack, R. H. Witherspoon of Chatfield, C. B. Stewart of Stewart Mills, Lonnie McCluney of Kerens, Roger Lloyd of Blooming Grove, Dr. Bacon Sanders of Ft. Worth, Dr. Baird of Dallas, Albert Lind of Dallas, E. R. Brown of Dallas, W. C. Proctor of Dallas, Dr. George W. Truett of Dallas, V. T. Matthews, Dawson, R. E. L. Knight of Dallas, John A. Hughes, W. H. Harrison, W. M. Conner, J. E. Jones of Hubbard, J. L. Lane of Wortham, Joe Burke of Powell, J. A. Thompson.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 2, 1921
  • 2014 His building still stands on Beaton Street with his name—S. A. Pace—on the top.
  • CSA
  • h/o Achsah Eugenia (Maddux) Pace married Dec. 5, 1870 s/o John Pace and Caroline Columbia Sarah Ann Collingsworth (Ardis) Pace
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mrs. E. M. Palmer
Died Mar. 1932

March 18, 1932
PALMER - Corsicana, Texas, March 18 - Mrs. E. M. Palmer died Friday afternoon at the family home here, following an extended illness. Besides her husband, City Commissioner, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. S. B. Blankenship, and two nieces, Misses Loreta and Oneta Gaillard, all of Corsicana.

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Louisa Pardee
Died Jul. 1898

July 23, 1898, Dallas, Texas
Mortuary Matters
Louisa Pardee, colored, 22 years old, died Wednesday at No. 116 Motley avenue of typhoid fever. Sunday morning the remains will be sent to Corsicana for interment.

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Jesse L. Parham
abt 1890 - Oct 1931

October 31, 1936
PARHAM - Corsicana, Texas, Oct. 31. - Funeral services for Mrs. Jesse L. Parham, 41, were held Saturday. Interment was made in the Aquilla Cemetery in Hill county. Surviving are her husband, D. M. Parham, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Pitts, Aquilla; a brother, James Pitts, Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. J. R. Marlar, Aquilla, and Mrs. J. J. Gilmore, Waco.

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Mrs. J. T. Parish
abt 1837 - Jul 1919

July 26, 1919
PARISH - Corsicana, Texas, July 26. - Mrs. J. T. Parish, 82 years old, died at the home of her son, Sam Parish, 711 West Tenth avenue, this morning. Another son, Bob Parish, who is in Colorado, and a brother-in-law, Captain J. Y. Bates of Corsicana, survive her. She has been a resident of Corsicana for many years.

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Edward Park
15 Nov 1855 Dundee Scotland - 11 Aug 1930 Corsicana, Navarro Co TX

Resident Tupelo Community Died At Daughter's Home
Edward Park, aged 73 years, a native of Scotland, but resident of the Tupelo community, several miles northeast of Corsicana for about 40 years died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. W. Pickering, 1404 West Tenth Avenue on Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock after being in ill health for some time.
The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Edens cemetery where interment was made. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Louis E. Dugger, pastor of the Corsicana Cumberland Presbyterian church. Music was furnished by Mrs. Harry Williams and Mrs. Henry Robbins.
Surviving are three daughter, Mrs. Pickering, Corsicana; Mrs. Lulie McKenzie, Denvcer Colo., and Mrs. W. O. Maddux, Dallas; and two sons, Dave Park, Sterling, Colo., and Edwin Park, Corsicana.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Edward Park
Died Aug. 1930

August 12, 1930
Edward Park Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 12. - Edward Park, 73, native of Scotland, but residence of the Tupelo community, several miles northeast of Corsicana for about forty years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. W. Pickering, here Monday.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pickering, Corsicana; Mrs. Lulie McKenzie, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. W. O. Maddox, Dallas, and two sons, Dave Park, Sterling, Colo., and Edwin Park, Corsicana.

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P. E. Parker
Died Aug. 1940

August 25, 1940
Crash Victim Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 25. - P. E. Parker, 50, of Muskogee, Okla., died here from injuries received in an automobile collision. His death was the second auto fatality in Navarro County in 1940. The body was sent Sunday to Muskogee for funeral. Surviving are Parker's wife and three sisters.

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Bertha E. Norris
Jun 9, 1914 - Jun 13, 2004

Bertha E. Norris, 90, of Hewitt, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 13, 2004, at her residence.  A service of celebration will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 18 at Victorious Life Church with Pastor Ronnie Holes Officiating.  Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco.
Mrs Norris was born June 9, 1914, in Navarro County, Texas, the daughter of Wesley Berry Nutt and Bertha (Atchison) Nutt.  She married Dale Cecil Norris on Oct 14, 1929, in Corsicana, Texas.  She was a member of Victorious Life Church where she was very active in the church work including being a Sunday school teacher.  She was a foster parent for man years giving her love and time to 18 children.  She had a multitude of friends and was greatly loved by friends and family.  She will be greatly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 19, 1973; daughter, Margie Waller; son, David Norris; and nine brothers and sisters.

She is survived by eight daughters, Mary Brown of San Antonio, Lillie Martin and husband, William of Waco, Eva Sparks and husband, Ron of Mansfield, Linda Meyers and husband, Jerry of Hewitt, Nancy Smith and husband, Blair of Arkansas, Nelda Norris of Hewitt, Shirley Hilliard and husband, Larry of Hewitt, Carolyn Hilliard and husband, Bobby of Belton; son, Cecil Ray "Pete" Norris and wife, Gloria of Crawford; sister, Lorene Coone of Waco; daughter-in-law, Wyvonne Norris of Dallas; son-in-law, Jack Waller of Waco; 36 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Terry Brown, Robert Roe, Cecil Norris, Jr., Neil Waller, Donald Norris, and Greg Sanders.

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George Perryman Bennett
May 4, 1910 - Jul 12, 2006

George Perryman Bennett died on July 12, 2006, after a lengthy illness with Parkinson’s disease in Corsicana at Heritage Oaks. George was born May 4, 1910, in Tahoka, the county seat of Lynn County, Texas. He was the youngest boy of eight children born to George Washington Bennett of Randolph County, Mo., and Mollie Pace of Sivells Bend, Texas. His siblings, Silvia Kemp of California, Bonnie Hammonds of Pauls Valley, Okla., Charles Claude of New Mexico, Grace Bennett of Pauls Valley, Okla., Jim Bennett of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Pauline Williams of Wynnewood, Okla., preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Savannah Georgia Harper, who died on Sept. 6, 2004, in Corsicana; and his daughter, Wanna Sheryl Bennett Peacock, who died in Aug. 13, 1989, in Ellington, Conn.

George is survived by his son, Jack Bennett, a longtime resident of Pauls Valley, Okla.; his granddaughters, Dana Dobbs of Corsicana and her husband Tracy Dobbs, Donna Peacock of Stafford Springs, Conn., and Cindy Christenson of Juno Beach, Fla., and her husband Eric Christenson; great-grandson, Shawn Rogers of Tyler and his wife Shawn Hickman; great-granddaughter, Jodie White of Lorena and her husband Mark White; great-great-grandchildren, KayCee Lynn Rogers, Danielle Rogers of Waco, Luke and Lane White of Waco, and Grace Hickman of Tyler. He is also survived by his nephew, Steven Williams of Hennepin, Okla.; nephew, Jim Ward of Fresno, Calif.; niece, Jimmy Ellen Gardner of Elmore City Okla.; and niece Betty Ruth Dockray of Denison.

George lived a long and interesting life. It began in Atoka, Texas, where his family were farmers. Later when the Bureau of Land Management opened up land to homestead his father and other family member moved Mountain Aire, N.M. He was just 8 at that time and told family tales of his father hunting and learning to survive in the hardy New Mexico country. His favorite story was of being saved by an old white mule his brother Charles Claude had trained right before going to Germany in World War I. He said he was lost in a snowstorm and was running in the opposite direction of his home when he heard the old white mule braying, and he followed its voice home. He credits the old mule with saving his life. George remembers the early days of living in the Pauls Valley, Okla., area and going to school at White Bead. He married Savannah in Wynnewood, Okla., Dec. 11, 1932. He and his family were staunch members of the Church of Christ beginning back in Casey County, Ky., in the early 1800s. The family then moved to Randolph, Mo., where they helped to build the first Church of Christ in their community. They later came to Texas in the mid-1800s and moved to Oklahoma after War World I. George and his wife Savannah were members of the Church of Christ in Wynnewood, Pauls Valley and Maysville.

George first began his career driving an ice wagon up and down the streets of Wynnewood, Okla.; he farmed cotton, corn and grain sorghum. He was a believer in education and went to business college for 13 months. In 1933 he was hired for his first office job as a crop insurance clerk for the Garvin County AAA office for $4 per day. He later began a 30-year career with United States Government as an agricultural stabilization and conservation officer. He moved to various locations until he retired in Ottawa County, Okla., and he and Savannah then moved back to the Pauls Valley, Wynnewood, and Maysville area. In September 1999, when due to ill health, they moved to Texas to be closer to the Dallas area medical facilities and their grandchildren. George is remembered by his family as a kind man who gave of himself to the community. He was a member of the Kiwanis, the Federal Retirees Union and was an involved in church activities. He delivered Meals on Wheels to the elderly until he was 87, and it was a family joke that no one could convince him he was elderly.

He enjoyed family history, and genealogy, and is part of the Family Tree and National Geographic DNA project. He firmly believed in being young of heart and once expressed “you don’t get older you only get slower.” He deeply loved his wife Savannah and his son Jack and daughter Sheryl. When his wife died shortly after their 72nd anniversary he was unable to attend her funeral because of his Parkinson’s disease, however he helped to arrange what was spoken and sung at her service. He wanted the message to be passed on at her funeral for their family and friends to know that she was a good woman. That was George Bennett loving his family and thinking of others. He liked everyone he met and always had a smile and kind word for others. Although his disease was lengthy and sometimes painful he never complained. He was amazing in his grace during his illness. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends as he brought joy and smiles to everyone he knew.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wooster Funeral Home, 1601 S. Chickasaw, Pauls Valley, Okla. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wooster Funeral Home Chapel with Roy Shave officiating. Interment will be in the Wynnewood Oaklawn Cemetery.

Arrangements by Wooster Funeral Home, Pauls Valley, Okla.

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George Hopkins Williams, Jr.
Apr 17, 1915 - Jul 9, 2006

Some places his birth date is the "7th" and some have "17th"

WILLIAMS, JR., GEORGE H., Born April 17, 1915 in Frost, TX. Passed away at home in Dallas, TX on July 9, 2006 with his beloved wife of 62 years at his side. Preceded in death by his daughter Holly Hays and granddaughter Kristi Hays. Survived by his wife Ginny Williams, daughter Kaye Peterson and husband Robert, son Scott Williams and wife, Linda, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sister Emily Tooker, brother Ralph Williams and wife Lee. Grew up in Waco, graduated from Baylor in 1939. Served as lieutenant in the military 1941-1946. Organized the League of World War I Aviation Historians and founded the historical journal Over The Front. Memorial Service at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 5923 Royal Lane, July 15, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home (214) 340-8008.

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  • Dallas Morning News

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George H. Williams - 1915-2006, HAC donor and supporter

George H. Williams, Jr., namesake of the world class George H. Williams World War I Aviation Collection at The University of Texas at Dallas, died Sunday, July 9, 2006 at his home in Dallas. His World War I research evolved into a passion and he assembled a considerable amount of material that became the cornerstone of UTD's World War I Collection. It has been praised by the Smithsonian Institution and The History Channel and used by researchers worldwide.

"George Williams was instrumental in making our History of Aviation Collection the premier place to study World War I aviation," said Erik D. Carlson, Ph.D., coordinator of the Special Collections Department. "His dedication and effort had a tremendous impact on this archive that will last for many decades."

Williams not only donated materials to the collection but he became one of the first volunteers to process McDermott Library's aviation holdings. He was chairman of the Advisory Board for the entire History of Aviation Collection. He served in that role at McDermott Library for 20 years. His dedication to the World War I collection was pivotal in UTD's acquisition of the remarkable A.E. Ferko collection of rare German aviation photographs. The collection includes squadron lists and combat reports.

According to Larry Sall, Dean of Libraries at UTD, Williams was primarily responsible for making "our World War I aviation material one of the best collections of its type in the world." Sall, who administered the aviation collection for 20 years, also worked closely with Mr. Williams in organizing and enlarging the collection. That was made easier thanks to Mr. Williams' extensive connections with collectors and scholars who trusted and admired his dedication.

Williams was born April 7, 1915 in Frost, Texas and grew up in Waco, Texas. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II and saw action with Gen. Patton's Third Army in relief of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge and was at Remagen the day the famous bridge over the Rhine was captured by the Americans.

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  • McDermott Library, University of Texas at Dallas, Library News

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GEORGE H. WILLIAMS JR. - Ex-insurance exec, 91, helped UTD build aviation collection

Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - Saturday, July 15, 2006
Author: JOE SIMNACHER, Staff Writer
 
George H. Williams Jr. was a Dallas insurance company executive whose lifelong passion for World War I aviation lifted him to international prominence.

The research he started as a Waco child grew to be the cornerstone of the George H. Williams World War I Aviation Collection at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Mr. Williams also was an early volunteer and adviser for the organization of the UTD aviation collection at the school's McDermott Library.

Mr. Williams, 91, died Sunday of natural causes at his Dallas home.

A memorial will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, where he was an active member.

Much of Mr. Williams' reputation grew out of work he did after retiring in the early 1980s. His efforts included organizing and serving as president of the League of World War I Aviation Historians and starting the group's journal, Over the Front.

In 1988, he organized a seminar at UTD that brought together 125 aviation scholars and the last three surviving American WWI flying aces.

"There is something about the romance of flying in these machines that were barely held together that just fascinated him," said his son, Scott Williams of Arlington.

The elder Mr. Williams was born April 17, 1915, in Frost, Texas . He spent his childhood in Waco watching and trying to catch rides with barnstorming pilots.

"He saw technology change a lot," his son said. "To look up in the sky and see flying machines. When he was a kid, that was new."

Mr. Williams received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University in 1939.

He started his professional career in Houston but enlisted in the Army Air Corps after Pearl Harbor was attacked.

In the Army, he traded his chance to become a pilot for a seat in officer training school, where he studied radio and electronics at Harvard University. He was then reassigned to the 94th Signal Battalion.

In late 1944, Mr. Williams was part of Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army's drive to relieve American troops surrounded in Bastogne, Belgium.

"When they went to Bastogne, his people were right out in front trying to find the way in the ice and the snow," said Dr. Larry Sall, UTD's dean of libraries. "Patton would drive up in his Jeep and chew them out for not going fast enough."

Mr. Williams remained active with the Army Reserve through the early 1950s.

Back in civilian life, he became an executive with the mortgage division at Equitable Life Insurance Co. in Dallas.

Mr. Williams' collection included books and documents he either obtained or copied from other archives, Dr. Sall said. He corresponded with people around the world who sought his expertise.

Mr. Williams connections helped the UTD library obtain collections on Italian and French aviation, as well as the A.E. Ferko collection, which contains German aviation photographs, squadron lists and combat reports, Dr. Sall said.

"That big German collection ... we wouldn't have gotten it without him," Dr. Sall said. "It really put us on the map."

In addition to his son, Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Ginny Williams of Dallas; a daughter, Kaye Peterson of Richardson; a sister, Emily Tooker of Waco; a brother, Ralph Williams of Dallas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the George H. Williams World War I Aviation Collection at the University of Texas at Dallas, McDermott Library MC 33, P.O. Box 830643, Richardson, Texas 75083-0643.

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Fannie M. (McAfee) Douglas
died Jan 26, 1901

In Memoriam.....Fannie M. (McAfee) DOUGLAS.

Twenty-nine years ago, there came to Corsicana, a family of Missourians named McAFEE. They had lived a short time in Ellis, then in Dallas County, and now came to make Corsicana their home. The family consisted of five persons--the husband, D. M. [Douglas McMurray McAFEE], the wife Mrs. Lucy E., and the three children, Fannie, Charley and Allie.
Soon after their arrival they reported for duty at the Methodist Church, handing in their certificates. Fannie had been but recently converted and had joined the Church at Whiterock Camp-grounds in Dallas County. She was born in Shelby County, Missouri September 6, 1857 and at the time she joined the Corsicana Church, she was about 13 years old. Here she grew to womanhood and on September 5, 1876 she was happily married to James H. DOUGLAS. She was then exactly 19 years old.
On the 26th of January, 1901 she passed away from earth. The following day one of the largest funeral processions ever seen in Corsicana, followed the casket to its resting place. Her husband and twelve children survive her. One, only a week old. Seven of these children are boys, five, girls. All except the two youngest have been received into the Church. These simple statements tell much, but they do not complete the story.
Those who visited her home and found it a model of neatness and order and her children models of politeness and proprietary said; "What a mother she must be."
When every Sunday morning, her husband was seen promptly at the opening of the Sunday School, with the children who were old enough, well dressed, well behaved, and lessons all learned, many said; "How can Fannie DOUGLAS accomplish so much?" When the hour of public worship came, and she walked up the aisle and took the seat beside the group, looking cheerful and happy, (no artificial smiles) involuntarily we said; "Fannie DOUGLAS is a great woman."
Now that she has passed through the gates of immortality, our hearts believe that among the sacramental hosts in heaven, there are none holier or happier than she. The motherless ones, and the husband and father, almost comfortless, linger here; but here, with an everlasting band of kindred saints at God's right hand, the noble wife, the godly Mother, the saintly Christian, rests. She belonged to no clubs. She wrote no books, but she has left volumes of heart-written literature, which, like the epistles of the beloved Disciple, are an everlasting repetition of the new Commandment, Love.

Horace Bishop [DOUGLAS]


Louis Neal

"Dallas Morning News Aug 25, 1912
Rice Texas. The body of Louis Neal, 22 years old, residing near Rice, was found badly cut up by a Houston and Texas Central northbound freight train at Carl Switch, four miles north of here last night. From evidence obtainable, it is the general opinion that he was robbed and probably killed, then put on the railroad track to hide the crime.

Kaufman Herald
Last week the Herald contained a short account of the killing of Louis Neal of Hog Fork, Henderson County, and the arrest of four of his farmer neighbors.
This week, an unconfirmed rumor has reached Kaufman from Hog Fork that one of the men, Clem Fowler, has made a confession stating that he, Bailey Ivey and Louis Robertson held Neal while Alex Martin beat him over the head with a piece of iron, and that Neal begged so piteously for mercy that they all turned him loose and then Martin shot him to death. In this confession, Fowler said that Neal's appeals for mercy was so pitiful that he had to stop up his ears. Neal and Martin's daughter were sweethearts and desired to marry. Martin objected and his daughter made two attempts to elope with Neal and for this, he was murdered."

Notes:

According to the 1910 Census, Louis Neal was living in 2J-Pct, Navarro County, with Edgar and Ethel Albritton.
He was the son of William Walter Neal and Alice Burrow.

Would appreciate any information regarding the these two newspaper articles:

Ruth Sanders
5100 John Ryan Blvd, #1910
San Antonio, TX 78245


Everett Eugene Hobbs
May 17, 1878 - May 14, 1952

Services Held at Rice

Corsicana, Texas. May 16

Funeral services for Everett Eugene Hobbs, 74 of Rice, retired farmer who died in an Ennis hospital, were held from the Rice Methodist Church. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Russell Hobbs, Ennis, and Everett Cleo Hobbs, Waxahachie; two daughters, Mrs. L.C. Jones, Fort Worth and Mrs. L. S. Ballard, Jr. Dallas; five grandchildren; a brother, W. E. Hobbs, Raymondville, and four sisters, Mrs. T. W. Neal, Fort Worth Mrs. Homer Cassels, Rice: Mrs. Manco Cassels, Ferris and Mrs. M.E. Medford, Wichita Falls Additional notes:
Son of Virginia Brewer and J.W. Hobbs (of Taylor County GA) Born 17 May 1878 in Taylor county, Georgia -died May 14, 1952 married Ettie May Boon Dec 22, 1907

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  • The Dallas Morning News - May 15, 1952

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E. E. Hobbs Rites Held Thursday

Everett Eugen Hobbs, 74, retired Rice farmer, died in the Ennis Municipal Hospital Wednesday afternoon following a long illness.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday from the Methodist church at Rice. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, Rice Baptist minister, and Rev. M. C. Bledsoe, pastor of Central Methodist church in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ettie Hobbs, Rice; two sons, Russell Hobbs, Ennis; and Everett Cleo Hobbs, Waxahachie; two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Jones of Fort Worth, and Mrs. L. S. Ballard, Jr., Dallas; five grandchildren, a brother, W. E. Hobbs, Raymondville; four sisters, Mrs. T. W. Neal, Fort Worth; Mrs. Homer Cassels, Rice; Mrs. Manco Cassels, Ferris, and Mrs. M. E. Medford, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Cecil Hobbs, Richard Hobbs, J. W. Medford, R. L. Medford, Bowmer Cassels, Lonnie Williams and Otha Baldwin.

McCammon directed.

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