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.
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.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 22, 1917
- Submitted by
- 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)
June 10, 1931 - July 19, 2011
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
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
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.
Kenneth Ray "Rabbit"
Oct 6, 1932 - July 18, 2011
Ray “Rabbit” Scarbrough, 78, passed away July 18, 2011
at The Kerens Care Center surrounded by his family and
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Joy Ernestine (Allen)
Nov 6, 1916 - July 13, 2011
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
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
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
About 1972 - May 31, 2011
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.
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
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
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
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Mary Alice (Love) Chapman
June 13, 1916 - July 14, 2011
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
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.
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
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
Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.
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
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.
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.
- Corsicana Democrat and Truth - Thursday, Sep 17, 1908
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Max H. London
July 20, 1838 - Dec 24, 1925
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 deceased is survived by one son, Louis Lehman of New York City.
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.
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
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
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,
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
Mose Rube Blumrosen
Jan 2, 1886 - Dec 2, 1958
Tuesday Rites M. Blumrosen
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.
Navarro County Republican executive committee chairman for a quarter
of a century and was prominent in political circles.
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.
W.B. Levy, Louis Wolens, J.C. Jacobs, George Daniels, D.E. Stander
and Morris Dreeben.
Isaac "Ike" Levy
Jan 25, 1861 - Dec 12, 1929
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR
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
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.
conducted the funeral services.
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
pallbearers were I.N. Cerf, Will Goldman, M.L. Dreeben, L. Levine,
J.N. Garitty and Fred M. Allison.
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.
Feb 25, 1902 - Aug 6, 1929
HILLSBORO WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH, IS
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
The body was brought to Corsicana Tuesday afternoon in the Marshall
& Marshall funeral coach from Hillsboro.
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
Mrs. Gerick was
born in Poland.
her husband and two children, Irvin, 7 and Helen, 5.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, Aug 7, 1929
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)
Jan 7, 1874 - Sept 20, 1945
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MENDEL MARKS
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
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.
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.
Sam D. Brooks, E.D. McCarver, Gabe Goldberg, Edgar Metcalf, Wally
Levy and Henry Goldsmith.
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
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday, Oct 12, 1950
- Submitted by
- d/o Morgan Ellis and Etta (McDonald) Ellis
- Burial: Oak Grove Memorial Park, Irving, Dallas Co.,
Sept 15, 1875 - Mar 26, 1966
Wiley Frost, 91, Rites Saturday
Wiley Frost, 91, native of Blooming Grove, died last Saturday at
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.
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.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Apr 5, 1966
- Submitted by
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
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.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Apr 5, 1966
- Submitted by
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.
Sept 1, 1938 - Sept 10, 2011
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.
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
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
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of IOOF.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
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
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
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.
Henry Harrison Stephenson, Dr.
Aug 15, 1876 - Mar 9, 1932
PROMINENT FROST PHYSICIAN PASSED
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Claude Artrue Anderson
Dec 25, 1888 - Jun 8, 1963
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
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.
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.
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.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 19, 1932
- Submitted by
FOR JOHN BECK ARE
PLANNED FOR SUNDAY
FOUND FATALLY WOUNDED
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
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
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
FOR JOHN C. BECK
WERE HELD SUNDAY
PROMINENT FROST CITIZEN
AND LEADER DIED LATE
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
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
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.
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
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
Cashier of Frost
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
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
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Mar 2, 1932
Dr. Rice Knox Pays
Tribute to the Late
John Beck of Frost
(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
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
“I pray the prayer of the Bedoulins
do, May the peace of Allah abide
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Dawson. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
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,
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.
April 17, 1938 - Sept 26, 2011
Frank Edward Jones, 73 of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Sept. 26,
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
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton
Chapel with Harry Hollingsworth officiating. Interment will follow
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.
Billie Jean (Snead) Hunt
June 23, 1925 - Sept 22, 2011
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
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
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
Mar 18, 1958 - Sept 20, 2011
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,
Johnnie Mae (Langston)
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
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.
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