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Arnice Haynes
Dec 12, 1915 - Feb 17, 1917

West End News. (signed by Uncle John)

Dear Editor and Sun-Light Chats:
This leaves us with aching hearts. On Saturday morning we were called by phone to come to Frost, that our little granddaughter, Arince Haynes, was dangerously sick, and at 10 a. m. we appeared at, Carroll and Eva's house and were alarmed to hear the cries of Carroll and Eva, and other friends, and we soon found that little Arnice was dead. She took her flight, to heaven just a few minutes before we arrived. Little Arnice was laid to rest in the Frost cemetery this afternoon, the 18th, at 3 o'clock. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Bennett
and he was assisted by Rev. Crosby, the Methodist preacher. After the funeral the corpse of the little one was conveyed by Mr. Been, the furniture man of Frost, and was followed by a
large concourse of friends and relatives and may heaven grant wonderful blessings unto Revs. Bennett and Crosby, and a number of other friends of Frost, both ladies and gentlemen, who showed so much sympathy and kindness to us all who were bowed down in grief for little Arnice, who was only fourteen months old and it seems hard for us to give her up. She will be missed at the fireside and at bedtime and her sweet smiles and the patter of her little feet, but blessed is the name of the Lord. She is safe in the arms of Jesus, who said, suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven, and thank the
Lord that we hope to meet Little Arnice again where there will be no more tears and trials, where all is love again. I want to thank all those good people of Frost. Carroll, Eva and all
the kin join me in thanking them for their kind sympathy. They will always find a warm spot in our hearts for them. So we pray God's richest, blessings for them and their's.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 22, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o James Carl Haynes (per death certificate) and Eva Jane (French) Haynes buried at Malakoff Cemetery—granddaughter of Jack Miller Haynes and Josephine May (Davis) Haynes buried at Frost Cemetery—Moses Wesley French and Fannie Victoria (Burrows) French buried at Brushy Prairie Cemetery

Betty Joyce (Copeland) Bradley
June 10, 1931 - July 19, 2011

Betty Joyce Bradley, 79 of Corsicana, passed away July 19, 2011. She was born June 10, 1931 in Corsicana to A.A. and Lillie Jane Copeland. She was a member of Sojourners Chapter 16 National United Methodist Campers. She was very active in St. Luke’s Methodist Church. She was involved in the Women’s Society of Christian Service at St. Luke’s. She is a graduate of Navarro College and worked with her parents at Buck Appliance.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jeanene Wilson; brother-in-law, Bob Bradley; and father and mother-in-law, J.K. and Mary Bradley.

She is survived by her husband, Jack K. Bradley Jr.; children, Pamela Bradley Weaver and husband Charles of Burleson, Priscilla Bradley Clay and husband James R. of Ennis, John Copeland Bradley and wife Melony of Denton; grandchildren, John Andrew Weaver of Fort Worth, James Andrew Clay of Arlington, Trey Trueblood of Lewisville, Ashley Weaver Pierce of Roanoke, Emily Clay Seed of McKinney, Addison Bradley of Denton and Tara Bradley of Denton; sister, Peggy Copeland Jones and Jack of Mineola; brother-in-law Bill Wilson of Lindale; sister-in-law Bettye and Jack Jackson of Kerrville and sister-in-law Beverly Bradley of Fort Worth; five great-grandchildren, Maisie, Madison, Gunnar, Dorothy and Rebekah, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery, Rice.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Andy Weaver, James A. Clay, Shane Pierce, Trey Trueblood, Addison Bradley and Eric Seed. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Authier, Georgia Elliott and St. Luke’s Family.

The family would also like to thank the staff at Angels at Home and Cedar Lake Hospice for their care.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Ray "Rabbit" Scarbrough
Oct 6, 1932 - July 18, 2011

Kenneth Ray “Rabbit” Scarbrough, 78, passed away July 18, 2011 at The Kerens Care Center surrounded by his family and friends.

Mr. Scarbrough, widely known as Rabbit, was preceded in death by his parents Dorothy and Bud Scarbrough and his brother, Charles Scarbrough.

Rabbit is survived by the Kamp family of Kerens and a number of nieces and nephews.

Rabbit was born Oct. 6, 1932 in Navarro County where he spent his childhood. He attended Kerens High School graduating in 1949 where he excelled at football earning him the nickname, Rabbit. He continued his education at Navarro Junior College earning his associate degree. While at Navarro Junior College, he was a member of the football and basketball teams further honing his athletic reputation as a “large, fast young man.” After two years at Navarro Junior College he moved on to Stephen F. Austin University to complete his bachelor degree which he received in 1955. While at SFA, Rabbit continued his football career and garnered the coveted 1954 Dallas Morning News All-Texas College Football Squad Award. Rabbit had the opportunity to continue his football career at the professional level but chose to start his career as a teacher and coach at Lake Jackson, Texas schools. He truly enjoyed the next 30 years in the Texas public school system at Lake Jackson. Rabbit had many achievements during his teaching/coaching career.

Rabbit was more widely known as a man who loved his cattle and horses. He was also a staple at many national rodeos being the lead bronc pick-up man at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for many years. His trek to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas was a tradition and he only missed a few in his life. He was an avid rancher in eastern Navarro County his entire adult life.

Rabbit was the stereotypical “Southern Gentleman” and believed that “a man is only as good as his word.” Rabbit stood for what he believed in and will be missed by many.

Pallbearers are Derek Kamp, D.J. Kamp, Lance Kamp, Braz Davis, Tanner Davis and Ed Strange.

Visitation will be at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21 at the Paschal Funeral Home chapel with burial following at the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements made by Gene Bullard at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on his behalf to the Oak Grove Cemetery Association or the Kerens First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Dicky Bentley
May 31, 1940 - July 17, 2011

Corsicana — Dicky Bentley, age 71, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. He was born May 31, 1940 in Spring, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Alexander and Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

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Patsy Jo "Pat" (Cobb) Gulatt-Pickett
Mar 7, 1941 - July 8, 2011

Corsicana —Patsy “Pat” Cobb Pickett, 70, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011 in the Heritage Oaks West nursing home in Corsicana.

Pat was born in Blooming Grove March 7, 1941 to Joe Dean and Tennie Mable (Sims) Cobb. She grew up in Blooming Grove and graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1959. On April 27, 1980 she married Willie Lee Pickett and they made their home in Granbury and then to Corsicana.

Her passion was her Minpin’s. She was a big animal lover. She loved trees and all that God created. She loved her family and had many great friends who will miss her greatly.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joe Dean and Tennie Mable Cobb, son Michael Charles Gullett, and her children’s father Charles “Dutchie” Gullett.

Pat is survived by her husband, Willie Lee Pickett of Corsicana; daughter, Tena Yates of Granbury; grandchildren, McKenzie Rash of Corsicana, Dillon Ray of Weatherford, and Micka Hancock of Alvarado; one great-grandchild, Trace Yarger of Corsicana; and brother, Dan Cobb and wife Kim of Blooming Grove.

There will be a sunset service at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

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Joy Ernestine (Allen) Suttle
Nov 6, 1916 - July 13, 2011

Joy Ernestine Allen Suttle, of Houston, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Richland to Sue Belle and Earnest Allen. She was a member of Park Place Methodist Church in Houston. Joy worked as a nurse at VA Hospitals in Dallas and Houston for more than 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Sue Belle Allen; and husband, Carroll Suttle.

Survivors include one son, Leslie Suttle and wife Pat of Houston; daughter, Diana Shindler and husband Daniel of Bay City; grandchildren, Will Shindler and Kacy Shindler of Bay City; brothers, J.W. Allen and wife Naomi of Corsicana, and Thomas Allen of Richland; sister, Sue McLauren of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 4 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will be at Richland Cemetery in Richland.

Pallbearers are Paul Allen, Larry McLauren, Allen McLauren, Gene Suttle, Joe Simpson and Will Shindler. Honorary Pallbearer is Kacy Shindler.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Research Foundation at 8586 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34238.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Charzette Cheri (Simpson) Chaney
About 1972 - May 31, 2011

Charzette Cheri Simpson Chaney, 39, of Corsicana, passed away surrounded by her family Tuesday morning, May 31, 2011.

She was born in Houston to Linder and Charles Simpson.

Charzette married David Chaney in 1987 and to that family three beautiful children were born, David, Lequiria and Charlise Chaney.

Charzette attended Hillcrest High School in Dallas, from which she graduated and later went on to further her education at Texas Southern University in Houston. In Dallas, Charzette was a member of the Friendship West Baptist Church under the pastorship of Freddy Haynes. She then moved and became a member of Second Mission Baptist Church for two years until God called her home.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Colette Simpson.

Charzette leaves behind three wonderful children, David, Lequiria and Charlise Chaney; two grandchildren, Samara Doswell and Chernise Doswell; her mother, Linder Simpson; father, Charles Simpson Jr.; brother, Charles Simpson; and her favorite nephew, Equavius Simpson, who she would say is one of her own.

Charzette is gone but not forgotten.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Opal (Shelton) Campbell
Mar 26, 1920 - July 15, 2011

Opal Shelton Campbell, of Corsicana, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011 at her home.

She was born on March 26, 1920, in Roane to Johnnie Robbie and Oscar Samuel Shelton. Mrs. Campbell was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. Opal married H. Milton Campbell on March 26, 1942 and they celebrated 67 years of marriage prior to his death in 2009. Opal worked for 37 years as an accountant and Office Manager for E.W. Hable & Sons Construction Company. She also was a member of the Cedar Creek PAC, Kinsloe House and various church committees at FUMC.

Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, H. Milton Campbell; her parents, Johnnie Robbie and Oscar Samuel Shelton; sisters, Clara Mae Corley, Lillian Lockerd, Winnie Shelton, and Ruby Thomas; and brothers, I.V. Shelton and Oscar Shelton Jr.

Survivors include her two sons, Mike Campbell and wife Debbie of Lewisville, and Gary Campbell and wife Susan of Corsicana; granddaughters, Lesley Lusby and husband Albert, Blair Campbell and Sarah Campbell; grandson, Stephen Campbell and wife Stephanie; and great-granddaughter, Lillian Grace Lusby. Additional survivors include James Skipworth and wife Rita, Lillian Bridger McQuiston and husband Tom, and numerous other nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Mrs. Campbell’s special caregivers, Ms. Vickey “Vivian” Edmerson and Ms. Cerisa Harris as well as the nurses from Cedar Lake Nursing Services and Shepherd’s Home Helpers.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Alice (Love) Chapman
June 13, 1916 - July 14, 2011

Mary Alice (Love) Chapman, 95, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

Mary Alice was born June 13, 1916 to Marvin F. and Ruby Lee Love of Greenville, Texas in Hunt County. She was reared in Greenville where she attended Wesley College. She was an advertising manager of R T Dennis furniture company in Waco, Texas when she met her husband, James Henry Chapman, originally of Waxahachie, Texas. They were married in 1941 and lived in Waco until moving to Corsicana in 1952. Mr. Chapman was the long time manager of Safeway in both Waco and Corsicana. Mary Alice owned and operated Forbeez Bible and Gift Shop. The Chapmans have been lifelong members of the First United Methodist Church where Mary Alice taught Sunday School for many years in both the children and adult divisions.

Mrs. Chapman was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a sister and her husband, James Henry “Chap” Chapman. Survivors are two sons and one daughter; Dr. James Henry “Jay” Chapman, Jr. and his wife Debbie of Conroe, Texas, Jerry Love Chapman and his wife Shirley of Waxahachie, Texas and Mrs. Jan (Chapman) Long and her husband Nick of Corsicana, Texas. Mrs. Chapman leaves four grandchildren: Wynn Chapman, Chris Chapman, Jerry Love Chapman, Jr., and Julie (Chapman) Herridge. Mrs. Chapman leaves eight great-grandchildren: Jay and Abilgail Chapman, Hannah and Drew Chapman; Kyle, Jaxson, Jordyn and Ashtyn Herridge.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Immediately following the service interment will be a family service at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Benny Robinson, Elbert Prince, Bob Kral, Rudy Carrol, Jim Ray, Tim Stites, Alvis Reeves, Joe Palmeri, and grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church , 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Melanie (Coblentz) Levi
Mar 22, 1854 - Sept 7, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. M. LEVI

Funeral services for Mrs. M. Levi, aged 86 years, who died in her apartment at the Navarro Hotel early Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Wessel of Tyler.

A native of Alsace, France, Mrs. Levi had resided in Corsicana for the past 54 years. Surviving are three sons, Albert and Arthur Levi, both of Corsicana, and Sylvian Levi, Fresno, California; two daughters Mrs. Irving A. Meyer, New York City, and Mrs. J. Egger, Los Angeles, and several grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Sydney Marks, Albert Daniels, W. P. McCammon, Henry Levy, Bryan Levine, Dave Levy, John Sibley and Spencer Elliott.
Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Harold F. Aron
Oct 23, 1906 - June 21, 1944

HAROLD ARON DIED IN HOUSTON; BURIAL HERE LATE MONDAY

Harold Aron, former resident of Emhouse and Corsicana, died at his home in Houston Wednesday. Funeral services are planned for 5 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Rabbi Harry Shapiro conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, his father Alex Aron, who was a former resident of Corsicana but now resides in Moody; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Huegotter, Fruitland; Mrs. Curtis McMann, California;
a brother, Aubrey Aron, Aleutian Islands, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Gabe Goldberg, Aaron Levine, Sidney Miller, George Daniels, Louis Daniels, Joe Wolens, Isaac Lavy, L. Golden. W. B. Levy and Max Rosenblum.

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Isaac Rich
About 1829 - Sept 15, 1908

Mr. Isaac Rich an old citizen of this place until recently, died in Houston Tuesday night. The remains were brought here for interment in the Hebrew cemetery. Deceased is survived by three sons, N.R. Rich and A.C. Rich, Houston and Ben Rich of this city; also a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Barnaby. He was 79 years of age and had many friends here.

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  • Corsicana Democrat and Truth - Thursday, Sep 17, 1908
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Max H. London
July 20, 1838 - Dec 24, 1925

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MAX LONDON WERE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Max H. London, 87 years old, long time resident of Corsicana and well-known in Masonic circles throughout Texas, who died at his home 316 West Sixth avenue Thursday noon, were held at the residence at ? o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rabbi Louis ? of Temple Beth-El conducting the services. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery and Masonic honors. A large crowd attended the services despite the extreme weather. There were many beautiful flowers. Active pallbearers were ? Cerf, ? Mayer, R.B. Molloy, W.P. McCammon, Ivan Rosenburg and Henry Levi. Honorary pallbearers were Walter Beaton, Dr. Homer B. Jester, Dr. Trim Houston, A. Wiedeman, W.H. Nichol, K. Wolens, B. Rathael and J.A. Highnote.

A large representation of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge 174 were in attendance.

Mr. London was born in Graetz, Germany in 1838. He later lived in London, England, New York City, Galveston, Hallettsville, Springfield, Bremond. He came to Corsicana in 1877. He was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War.

Mr. London joined the Masons in 1863 and at time of his death was probably the oldest Master Mason in Texas. He is survived by two daughters, Misses R. Mary and Julia London of Corsicana, one son M? London and one grandson, Harold London of Austin.

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MAX H. LONDON DIED AT HOME HERE JUST AFTER NOON TODAY

LONG TIME RESIDENT OF CORSICANA AND PROMINENT MASON

Max H. London, 87 years old, a resident of Corsicana since 1877 died at his home here, 316 West Sixth avenue, at 12:55 o'clock Thursday afternoon following an extended illness. He had been in ill health for the past twelve years. Funeral announcements will be made Saturday. The funeral will be held some time Sunday.

Born in Graetz, Germany, July 20, 18?8, Mr. London later moved to London, England. He landed in New York City October 17, 1853 and in March, 1854, landed in Galveston. In January, 1859, Mr. London located in Port Lavaca, Calhoun county. In April 1861 he joined Ham Phillips' company under Major Van Dorn in the Confederate Army and participated in the battle of LaSalle and shortly afterwards went into training camp at Garacitas near Victoria. The 12th of September the same year, he entered Company "A" Sixth Texas Infantry in Col. R.R. Garland's regiment with Ham Phillips as captain. A month later he was made hospital steward and assigned to duty in the hospital at Victoria with Dr. David McKnight, surgeon in charge.

In 1862, he was assigned to duty in the hospital at Arkansas Post, Ark., with Dr. Robert Archibald Burton, surgeon in charge. On the 11th of January, 1863, he was taken prisoner of war and was constrained to accept the hospitalization of the federal forces and be their guest at the Gratlot Street Prison (old McDoe College). St. Louis, Mo. He was exahanged at City Point near Petersburg, Va., in April 1863, and was assigned to duty at the chemical laboratories located at Arkadelphia, Ark., with Dr. Charles Kurtman in charge. Shortly afterwards he was transferred to the general hospital at Camden, Ark., with Dr. Robert Archibald Burton in charge and there he remained actively in the service till after the final surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Returning from war, Mr. London obtained employment in Houston. In the spring of 1866 he located in Hallettsville, Lavaca county, where he opened with a small stock of dry goods. October 17th, following he married Miss Bertha Simon of Houston, formerly of Springfield, Texas, and soon thereafter moved to Springfield. From that place he moved to Bremond in 1870, and seven years later moved to Corsicana where he has resided ever since in the same dwelling where he has lived in 1880 after taking up residence here.

Mr. London joined the Masons in Camden, Ark., in June, 1863, and was at the time of his death probably the oldest Mason and the oldest Past Master in the State. He assisted in organizing the Bremond Masonic Lodge No. 350, served as its Worshipful Master, U.D., in 1871 to 1875. At the time of his death he was a member of the Corsicana Lodge No. 174, A.F. & A.M.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. LONDON BE HELD SUNDAY

RABBI BRAV AND LOCAL MASONIC ORGANIZATON TO BE IN CHARGE

Funeral services for Max H. London, 87 year old who died at his home Thursday, will be held from the residence, 316 West Sixth avenue, at 3:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, at 3:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon with Rabbi Louis Brav of Temple Beth-El officiating. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery with the local lodge of Masons in charge of services at the grave. Active pallbearers will be I. N. Cerf, P. Mayer, R. R. Molloy, W. P. McCammon, Ivan Rosenberg and Arthur Levi. The following honorary pallbearers have been named: Walter Beaton, Dr. Homer. R. Wiedeman, W. H. Nichol, K. Wolens, E. Rathael and J. A. Highnote.

Mr. London is survived b two daughters, Miss R. Mary London and Miss Julia London of Corsicana; one son, Myer London, Austin and one grandson, Harold London.

The funeral services and arrangements are made in accordance to the wish of the deceased, who left written instructions as to the burial ceremonies, and will be carried out according to his last will and testament, excerpts from which the following is quoted:

I believe with a perfect faith that God Almighty is the Creator and Governor of all creation and that He alone has made, does make, and will make all things.

I believe with a perfect faith that the Creator is only One in unity, to which there is no resemblance, and that He alone has been, is, and will be God.

I believe with a a perfect faith that the Creator is not corporal, nor to be comprehended by any understanding capable of comprehending only what is corporal; and that there is nothing like Him in the universe.

I believe with a perfect faith that the Creator is the only true object of adoration, and that no other being whatsoever ought to be worshjpped.

I believe with a perfect faith that the soul of man is breathed into him by God, and is therefore immortal.

I believe with a perfect faith that the Creator knows all things and that He will reward those who observe His commands, and punish those who transgress them.

I believe with a perfect faith that the Laws of God as delivered by Moses in the Ten Commandments are the only true foundations of piety towards the Almighty and of morality among men.

I believe with a perfect faith that morallty is essentially connected with religion, and that good faith towards all mankind is among the most acceptable offerings of the Diety.

I believe with a perfect faith that the love of God is the highest duty of His creatures and that the pure and upright heart is the chosen temple of Jehovah.

I believe with a perfect faith that the Creator is the only true Redeemer of all His children, and that He will spread the worship of His name overt the whole earth.

I died in the faith of my father, a Jew.

Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.

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Attention, Master Masons.

Called meeting Corsicana Lodge 174, Sunday, Dec. 27, at 2:30 p.m. to attend the funeral of Bro. Max H. London.

JOE SANDS, W. M.
E. R. GLOVER, Sec’y.

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Max A. Lehman
May 26, 1874 - Feb 22, 1926

MAX LEHMAN DIED AT FORT WORTH MONDAY EVENING

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA TO BE BURIED HERE WEDNESDAY

Max Lehman, aged about 45 years, died Monday night in Fort Worth and the remains will be shipped to Corsicana via the H. & ? C. arriving Wednesday morning at 10:50 o'clock. Interment will be in the Hebrew cemetery. It is thought that the remains wil be taken directly from the train to the cemetery.

The deceased was born in Corsicana and lived here until about 10 years ago He was connected with the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company for a number of years and was well known here.

Relatives from Oklahoma, Mineral Wells and Fort Worth will accompany the body.

The deceased is survived by one son, Louis Lehman of New York City.

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Moses Lehman
May 19, 1847 - Nov 4, 1926

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED IN MINERAL WELLS
M. Lehman died in Mineral Wells Wednesday and his body will be brought here for burial. Funeral services will he held at the Sutherland undertaker parlors at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, with burial in the Jewish cemetery.

He is survived by one son, Julius Lehman of Oklahoma City, Ok., and three daughters, Miss Celyne Lehman of Bristow, Ok., Mrs. Max Cohn, Mineral Wells, and Mrs. H.E. Marks, Chickasha, Ok.

Mr. Lehman was a resident of Corsicana for many years and is well known to the older residents of the city. He was a quiet, courteous and unassuming man who made many friends during his long residence here, who will deeply regret to learn of his passing away.

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Jake Amsel
Jan 28, 1870 - Oct 22, 1949

Jake Amsel Dies Early Saturday; Funeral Sunday

Jake Amsel died at his home, 1704 Sycamore, at an early hour Saturday morning.

A native of Hungary, he came to America early in life, and after residing in Corsicana for a number of years, was engaged in business for some time in Durant, Okla., where he still owns considerable real estate properties. He has made his home in Corsicana for a number of years.

Amsel was interested in all charitable drives and campaigns, and annually was one of the first contributors to the Community Chest and other agencies. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a long-time member of Hella Shrine Temple in Dallas.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel with burial in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Levi Olan of Temple Emanu-El, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Gabe Goldberg, Burney Bobkoff, Raqymond Goldman, M.B. Golden, L.H. Golden, Henry Levy, Joe Mintz, Louis Wolens, Wally Levy, Abe Goldberg, Albert Daniels, Ivan Rosenberg, Morris Dreeben, Jay Silverberg, Sam Brooks, Asher Mintz, Louis Shwarts and Max Wolens.

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Mose Rube Blumrosen
Jan 2, 1886 - Dec 2, 1958
 

Tuesday Rites M. Blumrosen

Funeral services for Mose Blumrosen, 73, who died in the Navarro clinic Monday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery.  The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro, Congregation Agudas Achim.

A native of Ennis, Blumrosen resided in Dallas a number of years, but most of his life was spent in Corsicana.

Blumrosen was Navarro County Republican executive committee chairman for a quarter of a century and was prominent in political circles.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, J.R. Blumrosen, Lubbock attorney; a daughter, Miss Maxine Blumrosen, Corsicana; a grandson, a sister, Mrs. Will Garonzik, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W.B. Levy, Louis Wolens, J.C. Jacobs, George Daniels, D.E. Stander and Morris Dreeben.

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Isaac "Ike" Levy
Jan 25, 1861 - Dec 12, 1929
 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR PIONEER RESIDENT

Isaac Levy, 638 West Fourth avenue, aged 69 years, native of France but resident of Corsicana practically all of his life, died at the Navarro county hospital Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock following an illness of several months, and the funeral was held from the family home Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with interment in the Hebrew cemetery.

Mr. Levy was well known here and had been connected with the First National Bank here for 42 years when he retired a few years ago.  He was assistant cashier of the bank for many years.  The bank closed at noon Friday for the remainder of the day.

Rabbi Zielonka conducted the funeral services.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Albert Levy, Henry Levy and Moise Levy, all of Corsicana; one brother, August Levy, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Aron Levy, Beaumont; three sisters who reside in France and numerous other relatives.

Active pallbearers were I.N. Cerf, Will Goldman, M.L. Dreeben, L. Levine, J.N. Garitty and Fred M. Allison.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

For many years Mr. Levy was a member of the cashier's force at the First National Bank, being assistant cashier of that institution, and he was one of the best known men in the banking circles in Texas up until several years ago when failing health necessitated his retirement.  He was affable, courteous and of a most happy disposition.  His friends were numbered by his acquaintanceship.

Mr. Levy was a familiar figure on the business streets of the city after banking hours and his greetings to all were always kindly and filled with an interest in the welfare of each and everyone.  The passing of "Ike" Levy, as he was so familiarly known will be regretted by all who knew him. and expecially by the older residents of Corsicana who have known and admired him for his business ability and sterling character for so many years.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Dec 17, 1929

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Yetta (Caplan) Gerick
Feb 25, 1902 - Aug 6, 1929

HILLSBORO WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH, IS BURIED HERE 

Funeral services for Mrs. Yetta Gerick, 27, wife of Joe Gerick, Hillsboro merchant, who was fatally burned at the family home on Dalton street in Hillsboro Tuesday morning, were held rom the Sutherland Funeral Home chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.  The body was brought to Corsicana Tuesday afternoon in the Marshall & Marshall funeral coach from Hillsboro.

Neighbors were attracted by her screams and found her in the bathroom with her clothing burned and her body burned to a crisp shortly after 8 o'clock.  The origin of the fire is not known as there was not any stove connections in the room.  The woman was rushed to a hospital where she died at 8:45 o'clock.

The house was slightly damaged.

Mrs. Gerick was born in Poland.

Surviving are her husband and two children, Irvin, 7 and Helen, 5.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Aug 7, 1929

  • Submitted by Karen Rost & Diane Richards

  • w/o Joe Gareck d/o Joseph Caplan and Zeppora (Alexander) Caplan (some sources say Kaplan but Zeppora’s monument says Caplan)(one child’s monument says Gareck and the other says Gerick)


Mendel Marks
Jan 7, 1874 - Sept 20, 1945
 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MENDEL MARKS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services were held here Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel for Mendel Marks, aged 71 years, who died at his home, 630 West Fourth avenue Thursday night at 9 o'clock.  He had been in ill health for some time.  The rites were conducted by Rabbi Ernest S. Gray of Fort Worth, formerly of Temple Beth-El synagogue here.  Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery.

Marks was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. Marks who came to Corsicana in 1880.  He was a member of the Marks Brothers firm, owners of department stores in Corsicana and Sherman, and was a familiar figure in business circles here for more than 50 years.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Esther Marks, Corsicana, and Mrs. Joseph Epstein, Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Sydney Marks, Corsicana, A.E. Marks and Abe Marks, both of Sherman, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sam D. Brooks, E.D. McCarver, Gabe Goldberg, Edgar Metcalf, Wally Levy and Henry Goldsmith.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Sep 21, 1945

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Mary D. (Ellis) Clarkston
Mar 3, 1895 - Oct 8, 1950

Mrs. Clarkston Funeral Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. R.E. Clarkston, 55, of Irving, who died Sunday, were held Monday afternoon from the Irving Church of Christ. Burial was in the Irving cemetery.

Mrs. Clarkston was Mary D. Ellis before her marriage to R.E. Clarkston in 1911. The family resided near Roane for more than 20 years, moving to Irving in 1947. She was a member of the Church of Christ for 32 years.

Surviving are her husband of Irving; four sons, Robert V. Clarkston of Midland; W.G. and J.E. Clarkston, both of Irving, and B.J. Clarkston, U.S. Navy, California; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Wolfe and Mrs. Maydean Davis, both of Houston; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Andy Ellis, Corsicana, and Edward Ellis, California and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 12, 1950
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o Morgan Ellis and Etta (McDonald) Ellis
  • Burial: Oak Grove Memorial Park, Irving, Dallas Co., Texas

Wiley Frost
Sept 15, 1875 - Mar 26, 1966

Wiley Frost, 91, Rites Saturday

Wiley Frost, 91, native of Blooming Grove, died last Saturday at Memorial hospital.

Services will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. from the Olive Grove Baptist church, Blooming Grove. Rev. Henry Blair, pastor will conduct the rites. Interment will be in the Lincoln Memorial cemetery in Dallas.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Gardner, Blooming Grove and Mrs. Ruby Peters, Dallas; a son, Woodie Frost, Chicago. A granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.
Calhoun directs.

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Mary Etha (Seale) Vaughn
Dec 27, 1880 - Apr 3, 1966

Mrs. Vaughn Rites Tuesday

LONGVIEW (Spl) - Mrs. Mary Vaughn, 85, formerly of Corsicana, died here Sunday night following a several months illness. She had resided here about 10 years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2? p.m. from the Rader Funeral Chapel here. Rev. Harold Davis, Baptist minister, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. G. H. Vaughn, retired Baptist minister, Longview, formerly of Corsicana, Elkhart, Athens and other points; two daughters, Mrs. C.R. Miller, Longview, and Mrs. Raymond Chunn, Waco; a son, Milton Vaughn, Longview; a sister, Mrs. Dora Stewart, Keene; a brother, J.D. Seale, Morgan; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Apr 5, 1966
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

William Joseph Shivers
Jan 1, 1906 - Mar 29, 1966

Bill Shivers Rites Alvarado

Funeral services were held Wednesday in the First Baptist church of Alvarado for William J. (Bill) Shivers 60. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery at Alvarado with Rev. Billy Weber conducting the rites.

Shivers formerly lived in Corsicana and was an employee of Bethlehem Supply Company there before moving to Fort Worth and later to Alvarado.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lorene Shivers, Alvarado; four sons, Burnett Shivers, Mesquite; Billy Dan Shivers, Arlington; Tommy Gene Shivers, Waco; and Eddie Shivers, Alvarado; two daughters, Mrs. J.G. Jenkins, Odessa, and Mrs. Jack Paxton, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. H.B. Boone, Mrs. Ira Brazzell, and Mrs. L. B. [or L. D] Sparkman, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. W.D. Ainsworth, Powell, and other relatives.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Apr 5, 1966
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Henry Earl "Butch" Harris
Dec 18, 1942 - Mar 27, 2010

Henry E. "Butch" Harris, 67, of Frost passed away on Friday, March 27, 2010, in Frost. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, at Frost Cemetery.   Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gilberto Garza
Sept 1, 1938 - Sept 10, 2011

Gilberto Garza passed away Sept. 10, 2011 in Corsicana. He was born Sept. 1, 1938 in San Benito, Texas.

Garza was preceded in death by his son, Glenn Garza, on Jan. 31, 2000 at age 29.

He is survived by his daughter, Glorie Harris, and sons Gilbert Garza Jr. and Gary Garza. He is also survived by grandchildren Christina Russell, Sarah Jo Raines, Hunter Garza, and Lily Garza; and great-grandchildren Emma Russell and Levi Raines.

No funeral or wake is planned, as Mr. Garza donated his body to Science Care.

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Willie Gene Vest
Oct 25, 1939 - Sept 11, 2011

Willie Gene Vest, 71, of Ennis, passed away Sept. 11, 2011. He was born Oct. 25, 1939 in Corsicana to Maxie and Aliene Vest.

He was a Mason and a member of IOOF for 25  years.

Survivors include his sons, Paul Vest of Fort Worth and David Vest of Irving; grandchildren, David, Heather and Krystofer; and great-grandchildren, Sasha Pearl and Ezekial Jewel.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with E. Dixon Toney officiating. Burial will follow at
Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of IOOF.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Eddie Howeth
July 16, 1943 - Sept 11, 2011

Mr. Eddie Howeth, age 68, of Streetman passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glen Jenkins officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Sarah Gaines (McMullan) Hall-Fox
Mar 9, 1919 - Sept 9, 2011

Mrs. Sarah G. Fox, 92, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

She was born on March 9, 1919 in Corsicana to parents Mark and Ruth McMullan.

She spent her early childhood in Corsicana. He father worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad, which moved the family to Waco where she graduated from Waco High School. She retired from Southwestern Bell in Corsicana after having been a telephone operator for 30 years.

She was married to Harris Hall from 1955 until his death in 1970. In 1974, she married Grady Fox. She and Grady lived in Refugio until his retirement from Quintana Oil Company. They moved back to Corsicana, where they lived until his death in 1989. For the past 10 years she received the gracious attention and care of the staff at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

She was a long-time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana, where she was a member of the choir and frequent soloist. She shared her singing gift in church services and on many other occasions. She was also a member the Telephone Pioneers of American, Kinsloe House in Corsicana, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harris Hall and Grady Fox; sister, Katherine McMullan Galloway; brother, Robert (Bob) McMullan.

Survivors include her niece, Kay Galloway Allen and husband Pete; nephew, Robert Mark Galloway and wife Diane; niece, Bob Anne Senter and husband David. She is also survived by grand nieces and nephews, and great-grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept., 13, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darla Blatnik officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 312 N. 13th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Henry Harrison Stephenson, Dr.
Aug 15, 1876 - Mar 9, 1932

PROMINENT FROST PHYSICIAN PASSED
AWAY SUDDENLY
FROST, March 10.—(Spl.)—Dr. H. H. Stephenson, aged 55, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at 4:20 while conducting a medical examination of Joyce Matlock for a life insurance policy, in his office. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Methodist church and will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. C. Haynes. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.
Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.
Dr. Stephenson was active in social, lodge and church circles of the city and had been a practicing physician here about 12 years. He was a pioneer resident of this section of the county having practiced at Emmett and Irene before coming here.
He was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic lodge, president of the board of education and was prominent in all affairs for the advancement of the community.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Noel Hollingsworth, Mexia; Mrs. Morris Keathley, Dallas; Mrs. Max Shelby, Hillsboro and one son, H. H. Stephenson, Jr., Mexia.

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Theodocia (Murphey) Scott
Mar 14, 1864 - Jun 21, 1932

PIONEER RESIDENT OF FROST BURIED THERE WEDNESDAY

FROST, June 22, --(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. J. J. Scott, age 68, pioneer resident of this city who died at her home here Tuesday night at 9 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the home. The services were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, assisted by Rev. Obie
Nelson of Mt. Calm, Baptist ministers. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are one son, Jimmie Scott, Frost; five daughters, Mrs. Tillie Hooser, Dallas; Mrs. Mamie Griffis, Albany; Mrs. Carrie Couch, Mrs. Grave Blake and Miss Ellen Scott, all of Frost. Nine grandchildren and a number of  other relatives also survive.

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Ruby Oneta Tanner
Jul 8, 1918 - Mar 10, 1932

Needa Tanner Died At Home Near Frost Thursday Night
FROST. Mar. 11,--(Spl.)--Needa Tanner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Tanner, died at the family home about three miles north of here Thursday night at 10:30 o'clock. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Baptist church here and were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor.
Surviving are her parents, one brother, a half-brother, and half-sister.

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Andrew Clyde Neese
Jul 2, 1864 - Mar 18, 1932

PROMINENT FROST RESIDENT DIED IN
FT. WORTH FRIDAY
FROST, March 19.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for A. C. Neece, age 65, who died at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Methodist hospital at Fort Worth, were held Saturday aftrnoon at 3 o'clock at the First Methodist church here.
The services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Haynes, pastor of the church.
Mr. Neece was well known in this section of the county, having been actively identified with church and civic work for a number of years. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Methodist church here.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, Roy Neece, Corsicana; Hoyt Neece, Barry; Virgil Neece, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Lee Brown, Fort Worth; two brothers, John Neece. Dallas: George Neece, Frost; four' sisters. Mrs. George Griffin, Shreveport. La.; Mrs. Chancey Griffin, Waco; Mrs. Elsie Treadway, Brownfield and Mrs. Bud Perriman, Mertens.

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William Thomas Dickson
Feb 12, 1866 - Oct 27, 1952

Wm. T. Dickson
Rites At Frost
FROST, Oct. 29— (Spl.)— William T. Dickson, 86, retired contractor, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. P. G. Simons, in Beaumont Tuesday morning.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a. m. from the Frost Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor. Burial was in the Frost cemetery. Masons were in charge of graveside rites and provided pallbearers.
Dickson came to Crossroads, south of Frost, in 1875, and resided in that vicinity until 1895.
A charter member of the Frost Masonic Lodge, he also was a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge and held membership in the Knights Templar and Shrine. He was a member of the Navasota Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Dexter S. Dickson, Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Simons, Beaumont, and Mrs. T. E.
[or g] Lawhon, Houston; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
McCormlck Funeral Service directed.

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Claude Artrue Anderson
Dec 25, 1888 - Jun 8, 1963

Claude Anderson Buried Tuesday Frost cemetery
FROST, June 12 (Spl.)--Graveside services for Claude Anderson, former Frost resident, were held at the Frost cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, conducting. He died in LaMarque where he had resided the past 20 years.
Surviving are a son, three daughters and other relatives.
It will be recalled he was the operator of a hotel here destroyed in the May 6, 1930 tornado in which Anderson was injured.
The hotel was the first structure rebuilt after the storm.
Anderson later was employed by the City of Frost prior to moving to LaMarque.
McCormick Funeral Service directed local arrangements.

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Martha Jane "Mattie" (Aston) Cray
Dec 6, 1852 - Dec 10, 1913

Died Here Last Night
Mrs. M. J. Cray, aged sixty-one years, died here last night after a long illness and the remains were taken to Frost this morning where interment took place this afternoon. The deceased is survived by her husband and the following grown children:
Mrs. D. A. McLeod, Mrs. Tom Bass and Henry Cray of Corsicana; Mrs. A. M. Aston and W. G. Cray of Hubbard City, and C. H. Cray of Frost.

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Jonathan Caleb "John" Beck
Mar 13, 1874 - Feb 12, 1932

Jonathan Caleb "John" Beck

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN BECK HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for John Beck, aged 58, cashier of the Frost National Bank, in Frost, and civic and political leader of Navarro county, were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church with interment in the Frost cemetery.

Mr. Beck was found in a dying condition in the rear of the Frost National Bank Friday afternoon about 4 o'clock with a pistol wound near his heart.

The deceased came to the Frost community about 40 years ago and for about 25 years was connected with the banking business in Frost.

John beck was a public spirited citizen with hundreds of friends throughout Central Texas. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, which organization had charge of the services at the grave.

His funeral was largely attended, friends coming from all parts of Navarro and adjoining counties.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 19, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost



FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN BECK ARE PLANNED FOR SUNDAY PROMINENT~FROST BANKER FOUND FATALLY WOUNDED FRIDAY AFTERNOON

FROST, Feb. 13.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for J. C. Beck. 58, banker and civic and political leader of Navarro county, who died here Friday afternoon, are planned for Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with interment in the Frost cemetery. It had not been definitely determined Saturday morning whether the funeral would be held from his family home or from the First Methodist church here.
Mr. Beck was found in a dying condition in the rear of the Frost National Bank Friday afternoon shortly before 4 o'clock. There was a pistol wound near the heart. He was cashier of the bank.
He came to this community 40 years ago and was employed by the late R. J. Sanders, the Daniel and Company and the G. J. Heflin & Company concerns before becoming connected with the First National Bank here 25 years ago and he remained with the First National until it was re-organized as the Frost National Bank about a year ago. He was a native of Kaufman.
Mr. Beck was a tireless worker in all civic, political and other movements for his community and county, and had been a member of the Navarro County Bankers' Association and other bankers' organizations for years. He was actively connected with the Navarro county political organizations
and was a member and recognized as one of the leaders in the Navarro county Democratic executive committee. He was a member of the various Masonic branches and also a member of Hella Temple, Dallas.
The entire community was shocked at the news of the death of Mr. Beck, and as one prominent citizen here remarked when he heard of the occurrence, “The death of John Beck is a worse blow to Frost than a cyclone.”
Mr. Beck was a self-made man, working his way upward from the time of his arrival here as a young man. He was one of the leading workers in the rehabilitation and re-construction of this community following the razing of practically the entire town by the disastrous tornado two years ago. He was one of the busiest men of this section of the county, but never was too busy or rushed to do a favor for a friend or acquaintance day or night.
Surviving are his wife, one son Joe Keitt Beck, Frost; a daughter Mrs. D. B. Lattimore, Corsicana three grandchildren and two brothers, I. E. Beck, Fort Hancock, and Will Beck, Frost.
The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. A. C. Haynes, pastor of the First Methodist church, and the Rev. Walter Griffith, Methodist minister of Barry.
The Masons will have charge of the funeral services at the grave.
A number of Corsicanans, including: District Judge Hawkins Scarborough, Sam Slay, F. P. McElwrath, J, M. Tullos, county auditor, and T. W. Lovett, went to Frost Friday afternoon as soon as they were advised of Mr. Beck's death, A large number of Corsicanans are planning to attend the funeral services Sunday afternoon.
Edward M. Polk, Sr., will preside as worshipful master at the Masonic ceremonies at the grave, according to J. S. Callicutt, deputy district grand master. A number of Corsicana members of the Masonic fraternity are expected to attend the funeral.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 13, 1932
 


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN C. BECK WERE HELD SUNDAY PROMINENT FROST CITIZEN AND LEADER DIED LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
FROST, Feb. 15.— (Spl.)— Funeral services for John C. Beck, 58, Frost banker and civil, political and business leader in this community for more than 25 years, who died Friday, were held here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the First Methodist church, with interment in the Frost cemetery.
Despite the inclement weather conditions, a huge throng of friends and acquaintances paid tribute to his memory at the services.
The Masons had charge of the services at the grave. Rev. A. C. Haynes, pastor of the First Methodist church here, assisted by Rev. Walter Griffith of Barry, conducted the services, He was cashier of the Frost National Bank.
Mr. Beck was born in Kaufman, but had resided in Frost for 40 years. He worked with several mercantile establishments prior to becoming connected with the First National Bank about 25 years ago. He remained with the First National Bank until it was reorganized last year. He was a member of the Navarro county Bankers Association and other bank organizations and was also a member of the Navarro county Democratic Executive Committee
and had been recognized as one of the leaders of that organization for years. He took part in all civic and other movements for the betterment of his community and county and was one of the best known citizens of this county.
He was one of the leaders in the rehabilitation work here two years ago when Frost was practically wiped out by a terrific cyclone Surviving are his wife, a son Joe Keitt Beck, Frost; a daughter, Mrs. D. B. Latimore, Corsicana; three grandchildren, and two brothers, I. E. Beck, Fort Hancock
and Will Beck, Frost.
Hundreds of sorrowing friends and acquaintances were unable to procure seats in the church. A large number of Corsicanans attended the services.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 15, 1932

Large Number From Other Points Attend Funeral at Frost
A very large number of out-of-town friends and relatives of the John Beck family were in Frost Saturday and Sunday, a larger number going Sunday to pay their last respects to the memory of the late John Beck at the funeral services held that, afternoon at the Methodist church.
Those from Corsicana were Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Lattimore, and children, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Tullos and daughter, Josephine; Mrs. H. D. Johnson, Mr. W. T. Lovett. Judge J. S. Callicut, Mr. F. P. McElwrath, Mr. Lee Jester, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Bell and children, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hester. Mrs. Sam
Hopkins, Mrs. Henry Bunch.
Kerens Relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Theo Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Daniels, Jr., and children of Trinidad, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Daniels, their daughter, Miss Margaret Daniels, and her C. I. A. roommate. Miss Maxie Barrett, and their son, Joe Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Jerre Daniels and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Owen.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 16, 1932

Corsicana Friends Of Beck Family at Services in Frost A number of Corsicana friends of the John C. Beck family not mentioned in the list given Tuesday, who attended the funeral services of the late John Beck in Frost Sunday, includes Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lovell, Norris Lovett, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Robbins and Miss Annie Lee Robbins, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Morgan. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rhoads, Judge Clay Nash, Mrs. Carrie Goodman. Mr. E. D. McCarver, Mr. Guy Gibson, Mr. Wylie Robinson, Mr. George Campbell. Mr. J. S. Murchison, Mr. W. A. Babb and Mrs. Louise M. Hervey.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 17, 1932
 


Harrington Named Cashier of Frost National Bank
FROST, Feb. 19.—(Spl.)—W. E. Harrington, a former banker of Emhouse was elected yesterday by the directors of the Frost National Bank to succeed the late Jno. C. Beck as cashier. Mr. Harrington began his duties yesterday.
“I do not feel like any man in Texas can fill John Beck's place in the hearts of the people of Frost,” Mr. Harrington said in accepting the place, "but I wart to do my bit as nearly as possible in carrying on the work as a Frost benefactor so characteristic of Mr. Beck."
Mr. Harrington will move his family here as soon as the roads are passable.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 19, 1932



Navarro County Bankers Association Meeting
Richard Mays, A. G. Elliott and others then paid. tribute to John C. Beck, deceased Frost banker and a prominent member of the association.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Mar 2, 1932

 

Dr. Rice Knox Pays Tribute to the Late John Beck of Frost

(Frost Enterprise.)

(Editor's Note The Enterprise editor realizing the ability of Dr. R. Knox as a writer requested him to write an article on the passing of Jno. C. Beck. His
contribution follows, and, is indeed a glowing tribute to the friend he had known so long.)

Many years ago a great man died and a gifted orator, in his funeral oration, made this remark, “Ladies and Gentlemen, the entire civilized world has been made lonesome and heavy-hearted by the passing away of our beloved brother.”
I think today it may be said with but little exaggeration, that not only the village of Frost and surrounding community, but the entire county has been made sad and lonely by the passing of our esteemed friend, John C. Beck. It was my good fortune to be acquainted with, intimately acquainted with, Mr. Beck for more than forty long years. I knew him as an immature boy of eighteen years on his first coming to Frost.
I knew him better when as a man of the mature age of fifty-eight, he left a sorrowing community to grieve over his premature departure from earth. I had come to know the man and love him. I had come to know that love for his fellow man was the motive power of his life, rising far above the sordid love of wealth, or self, or glory. I had come to know that written in letters of gold on the daily ritual of his life were the words: “Love thy neighbor as thy self.” He was a man of happy temperament. He loved the world, he loved its people and he enjoyed every moment of his busy, industrious life.
For many years in his adopted Frost, he served various concerns as bookkeeper, clerk or, salesman.
In all his employments he was noted for his industry and honesty and invariably held the job in hand as he wished it, with honor to himself and profit to his employers. After a bank was started in Frost he soon became a moving spirit in it, and continued in that capacity until his death.
Well, “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.”
After many years of peace and plenty, there came the greatest war the world has even known, followed by the most disastrous aftermath ever experienced. Institutions of world wide celebrity, supposed to be solid as the Alps were suddenly swept out of existence. Country banks, city banks,
all kinds of financial and commercial institutions were caught in the awful vertex and swept to ruin. The bank over which John Beck presided was involved and went down, but not until, by almost super-human exertions its depositors were paid in full. No one can realize the overwhelming work and worry undergone by John Beck. No one will realize the headaches, the heartaches, the soul agonies he endured, and through it all, he tried to maintain a strong and cheerful spirit, and encourage it in others. In the meantime the months passed away, and it seemed to the friends of John Beck, and perhaps even to himself, that he would weather the storm, and his cheerful laugh could often be heard as of yore.
He felt that he was financially wrecked, but his greatest sorrow was the fear that some of his friends, who had trusted him, would lose not only their money, but also their faith in him.
Well, the condition of the world both at home and abroad grew worse instead of better. The price of cotton in 1931 was a grievous disappointment and greater financial distress than ever seemed to environ the future. It has been said that "Hope springs eternal in the human breast,” and it was the presence of this buoyant hope during all the long weary months that had sustained the drooping but valiant heart of John Beck. But there are limits to the endurance of both the human mind and body. The insidious pull of relentless nerve fag was telling severely on the vigorous mind and body of John Beck. He became tired, oh, so tired, and forgetting the earth and its inhabitants that he loved so well, he lay down to rest and sleep the dreamless sleep of life’s long slumber. The friends who loved him will grieve and miss him sorely, but should console themselves with the thought that he is getting the sleep and rest he so badly needed, far removed from life's caretaking cares and troubles.
John Beck “did justly, loved, mercy and earnestly endeavored to aid his fellow creatures” and thus by the test laid down by the Bible, was truly a religious man.
And now, old friend, a last goodbye.
“I pray the prayer of the Bedoulins do, May the peace of Allah abide with you.”
R. KNOX.

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William “Will” Tullos
Dec 25, 1895 - Mar 15, 1931

WILL TULLOS DIED AT FROST SATURDAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

FROST, March 12.—Will Tullos about 42 years of age died here Saturday morning following an illness of several years and the funeral will probably be held Sunday afternoon from the First Baptist church with interment in the Frost cemetery.
He was a native of Navarro county and was a son of the late J. A. Tullos, pioneer resident of this section of the county.
Surviving are his wife, three children, two brothers, J. M. Tullos, county auditor, Corsicana, and Claud Tullos, Frost; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Porter. Frost; two half-brothers, Clyde and Guy Tullos, both of the Frost community two half-sisters, Mrs. Lucile Hester.
Corsicana, and Mrs. Earleen Gardner, Shreveport, La.; step-mother, Mrs. J. A. Tullos, Frost; and a: number of other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Mar 12, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Monument says died March 15, 1931--
    Newspaper article is Mar 12, 1932—Death certificate says died March 12, 1932—Death certificate also says mother is Cornelia (Pruitt) Tullos so Lula Bell (Culberson) Tullos must be his step-mother)

 


FROST MAN WAS BURIED SUNDAY; NATIVE OF TOWN

FROST, March 14.—(Spl.)-Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist church for Will Tullos, aged 42 years, native of this community, who died Saturday morning, following an illness of several years. Interment was made in the Frost cemetery.

Mr. Tullos was a son of the late J. A. Tullos, pioneer resident of this section.

Surviving are his wife, three children, two brothers, J. M. Tullos, county auditor, Corsicana, and Claude Tullos, Frost; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Porter, Frost: two half-brothers, Clyde Tullos and Guy Tullos, both of the Frost community; two half-sisters, Mrs. Lucille Hester, Corsicana, and Mrs. Earleen Gardner, Shreveport, La,; and step-mother, Mrs. J. A. Tullos, and a number of other relatives.

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Katrena Holliman
July 30, 1943 - June 24, 2008

Katrena Holliman, 64, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Grape Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Wilona Burns Johnson
About 1930 - Sept 25, 2011

Corsicana — Wilona Burns Johnson, 81, of Hubbard passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. Visitation will be 12 noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30,. 2011. Funeral service will be 12 noon Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Hubbard. Burial will follow in Farmerville Cemetery, Dawson. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Johnnie Lee Kelly-Hightower
Abt 1924 - Sept 25, 2011

Corsicana — Johnnie Lee Kelly-Hightower, 87, of Fort Worth, and formerly of Corsicana and Kerens, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.

Survivors include Marcell Thomas, Deborah Hightower, and Brenda Price (John); four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.

Cremation arrangements by Guardian Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

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Frank Edward Jones
April 17, 1938 - Sept 26, 2011

Frank Edward Jones, 73 of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.

He was born April 17, 1938 in Manchester, England, to Ernst Percy and Violet Mullock Jones.

Survivors include his wife Kathy Jones of Corsicana; children, Justin Jones and wife Alicia of Atlanta, Ga., Josh Guilliams of Corsicana, Christopher Jones and wife Yvonne of Wrexham, Wales; grandchildren, Jillian, Tyler, Shawn, Zara and Adam; brother, Eric Jones; and mother-in-law, Joyce Frederick.

Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Harry Hollingsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be T.J. Burkholder, Tom Bowden, Garland Bailey, Sonny Bancroft, Billy Cole, Andy Thompson and George Schneider.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Billie Jean (Snead) Hunt
June 23, 1925 - Sept 22, 2011

Billie Jean Snead Hunt, 86, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2011 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born June 23, 1925 to William H. and Effie Felder Snead in Avenger, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James A. Hunt. She is survived by her son, James A. Hunt, Jr. and grandson, James A. Hunt, III.

Billie was very active in the Garden Club and loved playing bridge at the Kinsloe House with her close friends. She was married to her husband, James, for over 61 years, and spent her life making a warm loving home for him and their son, James.

Billie was an active member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

The funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Michael Ray Allen
Mar 18, 1958 - Sept 20, 2011

Michael Ray Allen went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 20, 2011 at the age of 53 after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 18, 1958 in Baytown.

He is preceded in death by his father, Derrell Allen, brother David Allen, sister-in-law Kimberly Williams.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jackie Allen; son Jordan and wife Elizabeth of Ft. Stewart in Midway, Georgia; daughter Stephanie and husband Jeffrey Dickerson of Corsicana; his much loved grandchildren, Jake and Melissa Allen, Dylan, Aaron and Landon Dickerson; mother Marie and Bobby Brown of Bastrop; seven siblings, Barry and Sue Allen of Seguin, Trudy Allen of Houston, Jody and April Thomas of Lampasas, Theresa Brown of Bastrop, Bobby and Danielle Brown of Bastrop, Connie Brown of Bastrop, Christie and Tom Grisham of Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews and a large extended family of brothers and sisters-in-law.

He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Rev. E.C. Prickett officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jordan Allen, Jeff Dickerson, Trace Prickett, Jodie Sorrells,and Mike Bell.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Johnnie Mae (Langston) Jackson
Sept 20, 1914 - Spet 19, 2011

Mrs. Johnnie Mae Jackson, 96, of Chatfield passed away Sept. 19, 2011 at Ennis Regional Medical Center. She was born in Chatfield Sept. 20, 1914.

She was educated in the Chatfield School District, and married Willie Jackson. She was a member of the Chatfield Baptist Church, a devoted homemaker, and community volunteer in activities that uplifted youth, church, neighbors and community.

Johnnie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Jackson; parents; two brothers, W.C. Langston and Ewell Langston, and two sisters, Estelle Langston and Effie B. Madison.

She is survived by a son, Willie Jackson and wife Veda of Duncanville; siblings, Wallace Langston of Corsicana, and Julius Langston and family of Dallas; grandchildren, Sarah Harris of Rice, Willie Jackson III of Denver, Fredrick Jackson of DeSoto, Vanassa Joseph of Cedar Hill, Gwen Jackson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Samuel Jackson of Dallas, David Jackson of Houston, and their mother Clara Green. She is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and family friends.

Viewing will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. at Scott Funeral Home.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Chatfield Baptist Church with Rev. Robert E. Lee officiating. Pallbearers are Willie Jackson III, David Jackson, Marseiko Jackson, Fredrick Jackson, Chris Harris, and Damian McCraney. Honorary pallbearers are Wallace Langston and Julius Langston.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Harold Andrews Sr.
Abt 1925 - Sept 12, 2011

Corsicana — Harold Andrews Sr., 86, resident of Ft. Worth passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at his residence. Visitation will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. Wake service will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at Ross and Johnson Chapel. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at Wilgo Baptist Church located at 621 East First Ave. with Pastor David E. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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