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Joanne (Hall) Murphey
June 10, 1928 - Dec 7, 2011
 
Mrs. Joanne Hall Murphey, in God’s perfect will and timing, went peacefully to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She was born to Mattie Florence South and Lee Roy Hall on June 10, 1928 in Rice.

Joanne was salutatorian of her graduating class at Rice High School. Following graduation, she attended Massey Business College in Houston. Always striving to learn, she later attended Navarro College and was a proud member of the “Barracks Bunch.” She had a successful career with the State of Texas Department of Health and Human Services, retiring from that position in 1987 in Bellville, Texas.

She married her high school sweetheart, Charles E. Murphey of Rice, on Feb. 16, 1947. She was a true help-mate to Charles as he attended Navarro College, Texas Tech, his Master’s studies at Texas A&M University and in his years of service through the Texas A&M Extension Service in Edna and Bellville. Charles and Joanne had three children, Pattie, Mike and Molly.

Joanne was a faithful member and worker at First Baptist Church in Bellville and Corsicana. She was a Kinsloe House member and loved to play bridge with her dear friends and participated in Community Bible Study for several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Charles E. Murphey; her parents; and a brother, James Lloyd Hall.

Joanne is survived by her children, Pattie Lucas and husband Tom of Corsicana, Mike Murphey and wife Susan of Bellville, and Molly Boyd and husband Mack of Ennis; her grandchildren, Thomas M. Lucas, Michael H. Murphey Jr., Morgan Murphey Martinkewiz, Joanna Lucas Parrish, Jamie M. Boyd and Robert C. Boyd; and one great-grandson, Thomas Cooper Lucas. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Evelyn Murphey and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was an unassuming, gentle spirit who always had a kind word of encouragement to those she met. Her life was truly a testimony of God’s love.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Rev. Danny Reeves and Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Rice Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

If desired, tributes may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin Street, Corsicana, TX 75110, Rice Cemetery Association or the charity of one’s choice.

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Linda Rose (Ellis) Williams-Bedenbaugh
Sept 5, 1944 - Dec 9, 2011

Corsicana — Linda Rose Ellis Bedenbaugh, 67, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. She was born Sept. 5, 1944 in Corsicana to Earl and Birdie Ellis.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Birdie Ellis and sisters, Peggy Louise and Joyce Rogers.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Jones of Fort Worth, Dana and Rachel Williams of Frost, Joseph and Wanda Williams of Corsicana and David Williams of Palestine; brother and sisters, Ken and Linda Ellis of San Antonio, Lois and Wayne Brafford of Red Oak, Barbara and Steve Floyd of DeSoto, Ann Woods of Ennis and Sherri Lynn of Blooming Grove; six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at The Cowboy Church of Ennis. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Zane Turner, Jason Farmer, Billy Hatley, Charles Hunt, Greg Bills, Mike Rogers, Robert Floyd and James Hunt. Honorary pallbearers will be Gregory Williams, Corey Williams and Mason Williams.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Leonard "Ted" Johnson, Jr.
Oct 19, 1939 - Dec 7, 2011

Corsicana — Leonard “Ted” Johnson Jr., 72, of Fort Worth, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Fort Worth.

He was born Oct. 19, 1939 in Powell. “Ted” graduated from G. W. Jackson High School in 1956; from Navarro College in 1970; and Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern University in 1974 with High Honors.

He served in the United States Army for four years. He sang professionally with the Wings Over Jordan Gospel Choir, where he toured the southwest.

In 19789, he graduated from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and immediately began his ministry. His first assignment was at Cowan McMillian UMC in Fort Worth. He then moved to Wesley Harper UMC in Seguin. Later, he returned to Fort Worth to begin a new church, Love Chapel Baptist.

He was the first president of Perkins Theological Institute at SMU. He was mentored by the Rev. Zan W. Holmes while at SMU and received several honors and awards during his career in the ministry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Maime Johnson; brothers, Henry (Shorty), George (Hammer), and Preston; one sister, Eula B.

Survivors include his wife, Belinda Johnson; three sisters, Emily Harvey and Bennie Bradley, both of San Antonio, and Pearline Johnson of Corsicana; one brother, Bruce Arnold Johnson of Spring; five sons, Leonard III, Howard, Dennis, Corey and Aaron; two daughters, Kara and Skye; three God children, Colleen Love, Bridgette Jackson, and Pastor Chris Brown; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a long list of nieces, nephews and cousins that loved and cherished him.

Quiet hour will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Church, 5235 Bannell Ave., Fort Worth.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Bethel AME Church with the Rev. Keith Gavin, pastor, and the Rev. R.C. Emanuel officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Terrance Cleveland, Brad Washington, Victor Sutton, Harold Sutton, Quesie Gilbert and Tommy Sims.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Marcus McDonald, Pastor Chris Brown, A. Bruce Johnson, Emanuel Wilson, Larry Wilson, Aaron Booker, Corey Booker, John Agee, Ricky Jackson Sr., Sylvester Jackson III and Vance Johnson Sr.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Robert Schultz, Jr.
About 1928 - Dec 8, 2011

Corsicana — Robert Schultz, Jr., 83, resident of Brushie Prairie, passed away at his residence Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, located at 400 S. 15th Street. Interment will follow at the Brushie Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Orphia Juanita Wallace
About 1920 - Dec 10, 2011

Corsicana — Orphia Juanita Wallace, 91, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Commerce at the Rosemond, Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Martha Ola (Holloway) Gray
Sept 7, 1884 - Oct 22, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. GRAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Ola Gray, aged 63 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Friday night at 11 o'clock, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Black Hills church with burial in the Black Hills cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. L. W. Shivers and Rev. T. R. Vaughn.
Surviving are her husband, C. A. Gray, Black Hills; three sons, Jack, Garland, and Harold Gray, all of Black Hills., a daughter, Mrs. Jack Poarch, Black Hills; father, P. L. Holloway, Shawnee, Oklahoma; three brothers, Louis Holloway, Tyler; Germany Holloway and Jim Holloway, both of Shawnee, Okla., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Emmett Smith, Jack Megarity, Ralph Tatum, Walter Hamilton, Claude Breithaupt and Sam Butler.
Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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John C. Deere
Dec 13, 1864 - Apr 29, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON WEDNESDAY FOR J. C. DEERE Funeral services for J. C. Deere, aged 76 years, who died Tuesday at Emhouse, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. Prior to moving to Emhouse. in 1909, he had resided in Tennessee. Surviving are two sons, J. Y. Deere, Linden, Tenn., and W. J. Deere, Bellville, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. R. L. Patterson, Linden, Tenn.: Mrs. H. D. Drain, Emhouse; Mrs, V. L. Humphrey, Colbert, Okla., and Mrs. W. P. Harlan, Temple, and nine grandchildren. The rites were conducted by tha Rev. Mr. Vaughan of Pursley. Pallbearers were Thad Beard, Bob Adams, Jim Adams, Bob Drain, A. C. Gray, Jesse Lee Young

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James Foster Dixon
Jan 31, 1865 - Jan 28, 1941

JAMES F. DICKSON DIED ON SATURDAY AT EMHOUSE HOME
James F. Dickson, aged 76 years, died at his home in Emhouse Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Emhouse Methodist church with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. B. Morton, pastor. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; three children, Joel Dickson, Arlington; Mrs, H. C. DeRusha, Barry, and Frank Dickson, Emhouse, and three grandchildren. Pallbearers were C. L. Dickson, C. M. Dickson, George Dickson, Mitchell Dickson, J. O. Freeman, and J. W. Tallant. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Larry Charles Miley
Dec. 20, 1940 Jan. 02, 1941

Infant Died Late Thursday at Emhouse; Burial on Friday Larry Charles Miley, 13-day-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Miley of Port Arthur, died late Thursday afternoon at Emhouse. Funeral rites were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. Ray, grandparents, at Emhouse. The services were conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miley, Mississippi, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray, Emhouse. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Evalene (Austin) Hopkins
Jun 20, 1894 - Sep 02, 1941

MOTHER CORSICANA WOMAN BE BURIED EMHOUSE THURSDAY
Mrs. W. A. Hopkins, aged 47 years died in a Sulphur Springs hospital. Tuesday night. Funeral services are scheduled Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Memorial Baptist church. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. K. McGuire, pastor of the church. Surviving are her husband. Sulphur Springs; two sons, Eddie Hopkins, Dallas, and Ernest Hopkins, Midland; three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Locke, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ray Landers and Mrs. R. L. Brown, both of Denton; three brothers, John Austin, California: Garland Austin, Beaumont, and A. G. Austin, Paris, and three grandchildren. Nephews will be pallbearers. Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the rites.

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B. F. Terry
May 20, 1923 - Jul 06, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON
ACCIDENT VICTIM B. F. TERRY DIED SUNDAY NIGHT AS RESULT INJURIES WHEN HIT BY AUTO
Funeral services for B. F. Terry, aged 18 years, of Orange, who died Sunday night with injuries sustained early Sunday morning on the Emhouse road after being struck by an automobile, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Emhouse Baptist church. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff. pastor of the Northside Baptist Church. Sheriff Cap Currington reported Monday he had been advised that Terry and three other youths had been swimming in the L. T. Davis tank between Corsicana and Emhouse. Terry and Billy Tinker of Black Hills were lying on the shoulder of the road and Murl and Gerald Wayne Brown, were lying along the pavement. Currington said a car driven by Norman Hill approached the sleeping youths and swerved off the pavement to miss the Brown brothers, striking Terry and Tinker. The injured parties were rushed to the P. and S. Hospital where Terry was found to be suffering from internal injuries. The others were dismissed after first aid treatment. The youth was visiting relatives during the week-end at Emhouse. His death is the eleventh in Navarro county since January 1, this year. Sheriff Curington said investigation revealed the accident as unavoidable. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Terry, Orange; two sisters, Dorothy Mae Terry and Danie Terry, Orange; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L, McCory, and R. D. Terry, all of Emhouse. Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.

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Mary Jane (McCollum) Dixon
Feb 12, 1852 - Jan 18, 1936

Resident Emhouse Community for 56 Years Passes Away Funeral services for Mrs. J. F. Dickson, aged 76 years, who died in Emhouse Saturday morning after a several months illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in the Pattison cemetery. Mrs. Dickson had resided in the Emhouse vicinity for about 56 years. Surviving are four children, C. M. Dickson, C. L. Dickson, Miss Kate Dickson and Mrs. Ann Farmer, all of Emhouse, and several grandchildren.

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Robert Moss “Bob” Drain
Nov 5, 1886 - Oct 28, 1957

Thursday Rites For Bob Drain Funeral services for R. M. (Bob) Drain, Sr., 70, retired Black Hills farmer, who died Tuesday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. A native of Tennessee, Drain had resided in Texas since 1893. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mamie Drain, Corsicana; six sons, Artis Drain, Powell; Harry Drain, Barry; Aubrey and R. M. Drain, Jr., both of Corsicana; Calvin and Elmer Drain, both of Dallas; 16 grandchildren; a brother, John Drain, Barry; a sister, Mrs. Annie Gray, Emhouse, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Arlee Lockhart, Morris Meadows, Olin Rich, Calvin Rich, Arthur McNeel, Jack McCann and J. Lee Young.

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Cheryl Ann Eastland
June 28, 1965 - July 1, 1965

Rites Saturday
Eastland Child Gravesite rites will be held Saturday at 10 a. m. at Pattison cemetery for Cheryl Ann Eastland, two-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Eastland of Corsicana who died Thursday in Dallas. The Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of First Methodist church, will officiate. Surviving, other than the parents, are paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Eastland, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Gray, all of Corsicana. Corley will direct.

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Lee Mahon “Slim” Eastland
Jan 11, 1904 - Feb 12, 1959

L. M. Eastland Dies Thursday L. M. Eastland, 55, long-time Emhouse resident, died at Granbury. Texas, Thursday morning of a heart attack, according to information received here. He was employed in construction work. He had resided at Emhouse 35 years. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Barrett, Mrs. Jeanine Colquitt and Mrs. Nancy Robinson, all of Houston; two sons, Fred D. Eastland, Houston, and Jerry Dan Eastland, Emhouse, and nine grandchildren.

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Georgia Ann (Hood) Elrod
Apr 27, 1858 - May 10, 1939

MRS. G. A. ELROD DIED AT EARLY HOUR WEDNESDAY MORNING
Mrs. G. A. Elrod, aged 81 years, died at her home, 1451 West Fifth avenue, early Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment will be made in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. Mrs. Elrod had resided in Corsicana about 21 years. She was a native Texan. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Maggard B. Howell. Mrs. Elrod was a member of the Methodist Protestant church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. A. L. Thompson, Corsicana; Mrs. W. H. Williams, Earth, Texas; Mrs. A. Hanks, Elkhart; and Mrs. W. E. F. Wright, Wichita Falls; two sons, L. H. Elrod, Godley, and Chester H. Elrod, Amarillo; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her late husband was a Confederate Veteran.

Notes: The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 10, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. G. A. ELROD HELD WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. G. A. Elrod, aged 81 years, who died at her home here early Wednesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Corley chapel. Interment was made in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggard B. Howell, Methodist Protestant minister. Mrs. Elrod was a member ot the Methodist Protestant church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. A. L. Thompson, Corsicana; Mrs. W. H. Williams, Earth, Texas; Mrs. A. Hanks, Elkhart, and Mrs. W. E. F. Wright, Wichita Falls; two sons, L. H. Elrod, Godley, and Chester H. Elrod, Amarillo; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Cyril Bertram “Hop” Farmer
Aug 27, 1902 - Mar 14, 1949

C. B. (Hop) Farmer Dies On Monday
Funeral Tuesday Cyril Bertram (Hop) Farmer, aged 46 years, died Monday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic. Funeral Services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Methodist church in Emhouse with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church in Corsicana. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Farmer, Emhouse; a brother, W. H. Farmer, Emhouse, and two sisters, Mrs. Goocise Allen, Rankin, and Mrs. Johnny Robinson, Corsicana. Pallbearers were Claude Maggard, Jim Bob Collins, Wayne Beaird, Frank Moody, George Robinson and Nick McCollum. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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John William Stewart
Apr. 06, 1872 May 15, 1932

EMHOUSE FARMER JOHN W. STEWART, DIED ON SUNDAY John William Stewart, aged 60, Emhouse farmer, died at his home in Emhouse Sunday morning at 9 o'clock following a lingering illness and the funeral was held Mondav afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist church at Emhouse with interment in the Pattison cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Stanley. Surviving are his wife, two sons William and Wilburn Stewart, and two daughters, Mrs. Addie Allen and Mrs. Maggie Melton, all of the Emhouse community. The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Oliver E. Watson
Jan 23, 1867 - Feb 12, 1932

EMHOUSE MAN WAS BURIED SATURDAY; DIED ON FRIDAY Funeral services for O. E. Watson, aged 63 years, who died at his home in the Emhouse community Friday afternoon at 5:20 o'clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Emhouse Methodist church with interment in the Pattison cemetery, Surviving are his wife, three sons, Arthur, Herman and Woodrow Watson, and seven daughters, Mrs. John Powell, Mrs. L. A. Reed and Misses Gladys, Odessa, Louise, Emmagene and Dorothy Watson, all of the Emhouse community. The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon funeral home.

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Dorothy Marie (Fluker) Dixon
Feb 9, 1930 - Jul 22, 1953

Mrs. Dick Dixon Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Dorothy Fluker Dixon. 23, died in the P and S. Hospital at Shreveport, La., Wednesday night following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. Surviving are her husband, W. E. (Dick) Dixon, Emhouse; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Finis Fluker, Corsicana; seven sisters, Mrs. Archie Collins and Mrs. Fred Bradford, both of Dallas; Mrs. Arnold Williams and Misses Jane and Ruby Fluker, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Bill Jackson, New Orleans, La.; and Mrs. Fred Conant, San Antonio; Two brothers, Rev. F. C. Fluker, Troup, and David Fluker, Corsicana; two grandmothers, Mrs. J. H. Sheets, Roane, and Mrs. J. H. Fluker, Corsicana, and other relatives. Mrs. Fluker attended school at Petty's Chapel and Richland. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. T. Perritt, Fort Worth, and Rev. Aubrey Jones, pastor of the Bible Baptist church. Pallbearers will be Everett Wassom, J. T. Andrews, Leo F. Cresten, Alex F. Lockhart, Earl Brown, Hugh Fullerton and Egbert Sheets.

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Mary Adeline (Allen) Shelton
Mar, 14, 1881 - July 21, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EMHOUSE WOMAN MONDAY AFTERNOON
Mrs. Mary A. Shelton, aged 48 wife of J. D. Shelton, died at the family home at Emhouse about 2 o'clock Sunday morning. She is survived by her husband, several brothers and sisters and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the tabernacle at Emhouse Sun- day afternoon at 4 o'clock, with burial in Pattison cemetery, Rev. H. A. Conway, officiating. Corley-McMahon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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John Franklin Dixon
Apr 1, 1857 - Dec 31, 1929

Aged Resident of Emhouse is Buried Tuesday Afternoon EMHOUSE, Dec. 31.— (SP)— Funeral services for J. F. Dickson, 72, years and 8 months, who died at his home here Monday night following a long illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home with burial in Pattison cemetery Surviving are his wife, two sons, Claude and Clem Dickson, two daughters, Mrs. C. B. Farmer and Miss Kate Dickson, all of Emhouse.

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Mary Lucile "Lou" (Gobbell) Mitchell
Jul 21, 1881 - Jul 7, 1934

EMHOUSE WOMAN WAS BURIED IN PATTISON CEMETERY SUNDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lucille Mitchell, 52, wife of L. W. Mitchell, who died at the family home in the Emhouse community Saturday night at 8:30 o'clock, were held from the tabernacle at Emhouse Sunday afternoon at 8 o'clock with burial in the Pattison cemetery. Surviving are her husband, three sons, C. G. Mitchell, Dallas; and J. A. and Huey Mitchell, both of Emhouse; and three daughters, Mrs. Chester Vise, Alma; and Misses Mildred and Fern Mitchell, both of Emhouse. The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Bertha Mae Ray
Nov 28, 1912 - Aug 25, 1934

Young Woman Died Today at Emhouse Miss Bertha Mae Ray, aged 22 years, died at Emhouse Saturday morning at 11 o'clock after an illness of four weeks and the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the tabernacle at Emhouse with interment in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by. Rev. J. F. Stanley. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ray, Emhouse; two brothers. Alonzo Ray, Palestine, and William Ray, Emhouse; and seven sisters, Mrs. O. S. Rich, Corsicana 2; Mrs. Earl Brown, Emhouse; Mrs. William Stewart, Emhouse; Mrs. Carl Fogleman, Mexia; Mrs. Brownie Walthall, Dallas; Mrs. Weldon Owen, Emhouse; and Miss Lillian Ray, Emhouse. The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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William Bryant Sparkman
Sep 6, 1876 - Oct 8, 1934

W. B. SPARKMAN OF EMHOUSE COMMUNITY DIED MONDAY NIGHT
W. B. Sparkman, aged 58 years, native of Alabama, but resident of Texas for 37 years, died at his home in the Emhouse community Monday night at 11 o'clock and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Methodist church at Emhouse with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Capps of Barry. Prior to moving to the Emhouse community three years ago, the family resided in the Barry sector. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Brown and Miss Fay Sparkman, both of Emhouse; three sons, Lucian Sparkman and David Sparkman, both of Emhouse; and Vivian Shaw, California; a sister, Mrs. W S. Vest, Palestine; and three brothers, Walter Denton, Trinidad; Clarence Denton, Trinidad; and Guy Denton, Denton. The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Lum Landrum
Nov 20, 1884 - Dec 07, 1962

Lum Landrum Dies Friday Lum Landrum, 78, of Emhouse died in Memorial Hospital Friday night. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Olin Bonner, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church. A native of Alto, Texas, he had resided at Emhouse four years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Brad Fullwood, near Victoria: two sisters, Mrs. Roxie Threet and Mrs. Alma Allen, both of Emhouse; four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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William Boyd Smotherman
Jan 02, 1891 - Jul 09, 1962

B. Smotherman Rites Tuesday Boyd Smotherman, 71, retired farmer, former Corsicana and Emhouse resident, died Monday in Houston. Graveside rites will be held at the Pattison cemetery Tuesday at 5 p.m. with Rev. Paul Wise- man, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, con- ducting the services. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Houston , Fort Worth; a granddaughter, Ann Houston, University of Texas student, Austin; and other rela- lives. Corley will direct local arrangements.

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Lanora Ann (Russell) Wilcox
Feb 24, 1877 - Jul 28, 1962

Mrs. Wilcox, 85, Dies Saturday Mrs. Lanora Wilcox, 85, widow of the late J.C. Wilcox, 908 North Main street, died in Memorial hospital Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Denzll G. Wright, pastor of the Central Methodist church. Mrs. Wilcox had resided in Corsicana 19 years and had made her home in Emhouse prior to that time, Surviving: are three sons, Virgel Wilcox, Fort Worth; Jodie Wilcox, Navarro, and Curtis Wilcox, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. J. O. Anderson, Groves; Mrs. W. R. Loggins, Natchez, Miss., and Mrs. A. F. Smith, Ennis; a brother, Newell Russell, Shamrock; two sisters, Mrs. O. C. Darrell, Troup, and Mrs. Minnie Moody, Phoenix, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Cathy Ann Johnston
B&D Dec. 21, 1962

Hold Services Johnston Infant Graveside rites for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Johnston of Corsicana who died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert V. Lindsey, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church. Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Johnston, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. John Gillen, Emhouse, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wilson and Will Massengale, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Bettie Gillen, Blooming Grove. Griffin directed.

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Scottie Wayne Locke
B&D Aug. 12, 1962

Locke Infant Services Held Graveside rites for Scottie Wayne Locke, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Locke of Emhouse, who died Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. Rev. Olen Bonner, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church, conducted the services. Surviving are the parents of Emhouse; grandparents, William Wayne Locke, Pittsburg; Mrs. Frances Webster, Mc- Camey; James Spink, Houston, and Mrs. Esther Spink, Paulsburg. N.J. Corley directed.

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William Carl Fogleman
Nov 13, 1902 - Nov 02, 1975

W.C. Fogleman Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at. the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William Carl Fogleman, 72, resident of Orange, who died Sunday in Orange. Rev. J.N. Foreman will officiate, and burial will be at Pattison cemetery. He was a native of Fairfield, resident of Orange 32 years, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Orange. He was also a retired electrician for the DuPont Construction Co. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pauline Fogleman of Orange; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Ramsey of Houston; a son, Carl Ray Fogleman of Lubbock; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and five sisters, Mrs. Joe Edwards of Marlin, Mrs. Margaret Bolton of Fairbanks, Alaska, Mrs. Bill Crockett, Mrs. Mary Jordan, and Mrs. Jack Henderson, all of Dallas.

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Farrie Bell (Robison) Harris
Oct 12, 1874 - Dec 22, 1965

Hold Services For Mrs. Harris Funeral services for Mrs. C. S. Harris, 91, long-time resident of Black Hills and Emhouse, were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev, Dan Sharpley, returned Baptist missionary from Brazil. Mrs. Harris died Wednesday at the Bryan-Hilliard Home, 308 West Seventh avenue. She was a member of the Methodist church. Native of Alabama, she had resided in Navarro county 87 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Shaw, Emhouse; five granddaughters, Mrs. Walter Worth and Mrs. R. B. Keeling, both of Dallas; Mrs. T. M. Ray, Mark Tree, Ark.; Mrs. W. D. Sumner, Irving, and Mrs. R. H. Stewart. Waco; 12 grandchildren, eight great-greatgrandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. L. W. Varnell and Mrs. Lib Reed, and a brother, John Robison, all of Barry, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Lowell Reed, Elvin (Chick) Reed, Leone Reed, Marshall Massengale, Frank Seely, Jr. and Buell Robison.

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Charles Burton Stokes
Mar 3, 1898 - Feb 6, 1965

Monday Rites For C. B. Stokes Services for Charles Burton Stokes, 66, of 2215 West Fourth avenue were held Monday at 11 a. m. from the McCammon chapel with burial in Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Delbert Taylor, pastor of the Emhouse and Wesley Methodist churches. Stokes died in Hillcrest Hospital in Waco Saturday. Native of Cryer Creek, he was reared in Emhouse and had resided in Corsicana most of his life. He was a retired employee of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was a member of the Emhouse Methodist church. Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Bennett Stokes; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Nichols, two grandchildren, Drue and Stephen Nichols, and a brother, Thomas M. Stokes, all of San Antonio, and other relatives. Pallbearers were A. E. Goodwin, L. L. Tinsley, J. G. Ward. R. C. Fouse, H. C. Conner and K. F. Wilson.

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William Lonza Gardner “Wig” French
Dec 11, 1916 - Apr 18, 1965

Willie French Riles Tuesday Final rites for Willie L. French, 48, who was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Sunday night of a heart attack, were held Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline French, Corsicana; father, S. V. French, Italy; four brothers, Kelton K. French, Corsicana; Darwood French, Bryan; James Lee French, Tyler, and Darrell French, Duncanville; six sisters, Mrs. Billy Siler, Long Beach, Calif,; Mrs. Burl White, Dallas; Mrs. Malcolm Hart, Waco; Mrs. Bennie Killebrew, Grand Prairie; Mrs. Jack Winningham, Waxahachie. and Mrs. Sonny Southard, Avalon, and other relatives. Pallbearers were A. W. Up- ton, L. C. Clark, Joe D. Ham- brick, Roy Arnett, G. W. Patterson, Jr., and_D. M. Wyatt.

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Lizzie Emma (Turner) Tinkle
Aug 10, 1887 - Apr 18, 1919

DROPPED DEAD NEAR EMHOUSE
Was Alone With Three Small Children When Death Came Mrs. Lizzie Tinkle, wife of A. J. Tinkle and daughter of W. J. Turner fell dead at the family home yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock while going about her household duties, and in apparently good health. When death came Mrs. Tinkle was alone with her three children, the eldest a girl of eight years. Mr. Tinkle was in Emhouse at the time and the little girl went to the phone and called her father, telling him that her mama was very sick. Mr. Tinkle told her to ask her mama if she could come to the phone. The little girl went to her mama, and found that she was dead, and returning to the phone, between sobs she conveyed the sad news to her father. The deceased was about thirty-two years of age, and so far as was known was in good health. The remains were interred in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse this afternoon.

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David Kenton "Jack" Price
Oct 13, 1906 - Feb 2, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR AUTOMOBILE VICTIM
Funeral services for Jack Price, aged 31 years, of Rice, who was instantly killed at an early hour Wednesday morning when he was struck by an automobile on Highway 75 in the southern part of Corsicana, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Emhouse Baptist church with interment in the Pattison cemetery. His death was the fifth highway fatality of 1938. James M. Clarady, employee of the Dallas Dispatch, driver of the car, made a statement of incidents of the accident to Mrs. Ethel Hook, assistant criminal district attorney. Surviving are his wife, three children, Roxie May Price, D. K. Price and Murlin Price, all of Rice; parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Price, Rice; eight brothers, Garvin, Preston and Jake Price, of Snyder; Murlin and Ernest Price, Pasadena, Calif.; and D. N., Roy and Elvin Price, all of Rice; a sister, Nellie May Price, Rice. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Harmon Longeno Pope Jr.
Aug 30, 1938 - Sep 12, 1938

BABY DIED LOCAL BOSPITAL AT EARLY HOUR ON MONDAY
Herman L. Pope, Jr., two-weeks- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Pope, 1109 South Eighteenth street, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday morning at 2 o'clock. The funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the family residence. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment was made in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. Surviving are the parents, a sister, Janice Pope, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mrs. H. B, Pope, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Allen, Emhouse. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Gertrude (Brown) Derden
Jun 18, 1887 - Aug 7, 1926

EMHOUSE RESIDENT DIED SATURDAY AND BURIED ON SUNDAY
Special to the Sun. Emhouse, Texas, Aug. 9.—Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Baptist church for Mrs. Arch Derden, who died Saturday at 11:45 a.m. Death came after many months’ illness, during which time Mrs. Derden was confined to her bed almost constantly. Rev. W. H. Day of Rice conducted the funeral service and spoke many words of comfort to the bereaved ones. Mrs. Derden had lived in this community many years both before and since her marriage to Mr. Derden. She is survived by her husband and three children, two sons, Charlie and Henry, and one daughter, Mrs. Irma Pritchett. Also one sister, Mrs. Etta Lundy of Bazette, and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery.

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Claude Lloyd Dixon
Oct 18, 1880 - Dec 27, 1964

Claude Dixon Dies Sunday Claude Dixon, 84, retired farmer, died at his home in Emhouse Sunday morning. Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gilbert Taylor, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church. Native of Ellis county. Dixon had resided at Emhouse many years. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; six sons, Thelbert, Johnnie, Horace and B. F. Dixon, all of Corsicana; Joe Dixon and Quinton Dixon, both of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Hitchcock, Emhouse, and Mrs. Jack Webster, McCamey; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Clem Dixon, Emhouse; two sisters, Mrs, Bert Farmer and Miss Kate Dixon, both of Emhouse, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Mitchell Dixon, George Dixon, Will Tallant, Frank Seely, Sr.; J. O. Childress and Earl Brown.

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Clem M. Dixon, Sr.
Dec 21, 1882 - Apr 11, 1965

C. M. Dixon Of Emhouse Dies, Rites Tuesday
C. M. (Dick) Dixon, 82, lifelong resident of the Emhouse community, retired farmer, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday. Funeral services will be held from the Emhouse Baptist church Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery The rites will be conducted b; Rev. Delbert Taylor, pastor of the Emhouse Methodist church of which he was a member, and Rev. A. O. Hendry, pastor of the Baptist church. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; two sons, Wm. C. Dixon Bossier City, La., and Clem M. Dixon, Jr., Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Mrs. Alton Jackson, Lake Charles, La.; three grand- children, Lt. James A. Jackson, Fort Rucker, Ala.; David M. and Jerry W. Dixon, both of Albuquerque; two sisters. Miss Kate Dixon and Mrs. Bert Farmer, both of Emhouse, and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Thelbert B. Dixon, Johnny Dixon, B. F. Dixon, Horace Dixon, Alex Lockhart, Claude Maggard, Johnny Maggard and Ray Maggard. McCammon directs.

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George Garrett "Dick" Owen
Jan 28, 1867 - Jul 10, 1941

G.G. OWEN BURIED PATTISON CEMETERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for G. G. Owen, aged 74 years, prominent Emhouse resident for a half century, who died Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Sutherland- McCammon chapel. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison, Methodist minister of Newcastle, assisted by Rev. W. B. Morton, pastor of the Methodist church at Emhouse. Masons had charge of the services at the grave, A native of Mississippi, Owen came to Texas when 12 years of age, and had lived most of that time in the Emhouse vicinity. He was county commissioner a number of years ago and was prominent as a banker, merchant, ginner and farmer, and served as president of the Emhouse State Bank for a number of years. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse, five sons, Clyde and George Owen, both of Emhouse; Sam and Alvin Owen, both of Waxahachie, and Bob Owen, Los Angeles; four daughters, Miss Clara Bell Owen, Mrs. O. L. Elkins, Mrs. Charles Johnson and Mrs. Swint Huling, all of Emhouse; a brother, R. R. Owen, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. J. T. O'Neal, Mrs. Albert Richards and Mrs. Julia DeRusha all of Emhouse, and Mrs. Bettie Barlow, Corsicana; ten grandchildren, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Wade Smith, Alvin Lane, Tom Worthington, C. B. Turner, Dick Dixon and O. F. Wetzel.

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Dixie Dowling Owen
1912 - Jun. 27, 1941

DIXIE OWEN WAS BURIED SUNDAY IN PATTISON CEMETERY
Funeral services for Dixie Owen, aged 29 years, who died in a Silver City, N. M., hospital Friday morning from gunshot wounds received Thursday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corlev chapel. Burial was in Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Van. P. Morrison, Methodist minister of Newcastle, former pastor of the Emhouse Methodist church. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Owen, five brothers Clyde Owen, Emhouse, Sam Owen, Waxahachie; George Owen, Emhouse, Bob Owen, California, and Alvin Owen, Waxahachie; four sisters, Miss Clara Belle Owen, Mrs. Charlie Johnson, Mrs. O. L. Elkins and Mrs. Swint Huling, all of Emhouse, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Clifton Johnson, Artie Drain, Dave McNeill, George Richards, W. C. O’Neill and I. E. Perry.

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Harry Joseph Richards Jr.
Sep 9, 1932 - Nov 18, 1941

HENDERSON BOY BE BURIED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON EMHOUSE
Harry Richards, Jr., aged nine years, died at the family residence in Henderson Tuesday morning at 1 o'clock. Funeral services will be held from the Emhouse Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Richards; a sister, Betty Sue Richards; a brother, Albert Richards, all of Henderson; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Richards, Emhouse, and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Richards formerly resided in Corsicana. Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Kate "Katie" (Young) Manning
Dec 15, 1908 - Sep 08, 1941

MRS. J. M. MANNING BE BURIED ON FRIDAY MORNING AT EMHOUSE
Mrs. J. M. Manning, aged 32 years, of Emhouse, died early Thursday morning in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services are slated for Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Emhouse Methodist church with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Revs. B. Morton and Van Morrison, Methodist ministers. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Jane Lyndal Manning, two sons, Harold Dean and Kendal Manning, all of Emhouse; five sisters, Mrs. Anna Burleson, Currie; Mrs. Lonie Ward, Coolidge; Mrs. Liddle Smithernmn, Calvert; Mrs. James Bowus, Rogers, Ark., and Mrs. Alma Woods, Waco, and two brothers, George Young, Wortham, and Otis Young, Streetman. Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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Charles Louis DeRusha
Oct 17, 1867 - Apr 24, 1938

PIONEER RESIDENT EMHOUSE COMMUNITY BURIED ON MONDAY
Charles Louis DeRusha, aged 70 years, died at his home in the Emhouse community Sunday morning at 2:15 o'clock. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Emhouse Baptist church with interment in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. Meador and Ray Ward. Mr. DeRusha had resided in the Emhouse community for the post 40 years and was well-known. Surviving are his wife, eight sons, Roy DeRusha, Dimmitt; John DeRusha, Emhouse; Clay DeRusha, Barry; Griffin DeRusha, Chatfield; Ed DeRusha, Tupelo; Sam DeRusha, Emhouse; Charles DeRusha, Emhouse; George DeRusha, Emhouse; four daughters, Mrs. K. Anderson, Corsicana; Mrs. J. E. Harris, Corsicana; Mrs. E. L. Wetzel, Emhouse, and Mrs. Ira L. Stokes, Emhouse; two brothers, R. E. Delusha, Santa Anna, and L. A. DeRusha, Dallas, and other relatives. Pallbearers were T. D. Salter, W. T. Beard, A. C. Richards, Jack Megarity, G. R. O’Neal, and C. L. Owen. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ida Jane (Tinkle) Cook
Feb 17, 1884 - Apr 3, 1962

Mrs. Ida Cook Dies Tuesday Mrs. Ida Cook, native of Navarro county and former longtime Emhouse resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday following an extended illness. She was 78. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Corley chapel with interment in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. Officiating will be Rev. G. L. Day, former pastor of North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. Donald Holt, pastor, Emhouse Methodist church. Mrs. Cook, born Feb. 17, 1884, had resided at Emhouse more than seven decades. She moved to Corsicana two years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. D. F. Collins, Corsicana; one granddaughter, Mrs. Warren Matthews, and one great-granddaughter, Laurie Matthews, both of Dallas; two sisters. Mrs. H. M. Parrish. Sr., and Mrs. W. A. Turner, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Nathan Tinkle, Corsicana; John Tinkle, Abilene, and Jack Tinkle Walteria, Calif., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Rhonda Kay Cotton
b. & d. Jun 14, 1960

Cotten Infant Rites Tuesday Graveside rites for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Cotten, who died Tuesday morning at Memorial hospital were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. Rev. A. M. Stone, Memorial Baptist pastor, conducted the rites. Survivors, other than the parents, include two sisters Paula Jenell and Brenda Joyce and two brothers, Dorsey Randall and Timothy Andrew, all of Corsicana, and a grandmother, Mrs. Georgia Benton, Dallas. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Catherine (Arnold) Deere
Jun 10, 1880 - Jul 23, 1925

EMHOUSE WOMAN DIED THURSDAY AT HOME OF DAUGHTER
Special to the Sun.. Emhouse, July 24.—Mrs. J. C. Deere, aged 45 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. D. Drain, on Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock. She has been a resident of this community for several years. She leaves a husband and seven children, five girls and two boys, to mourn her loss. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made up to this hour.

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Charles Logan Day
Jul 27, 1884 - Feb 16, 1925

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CHAS. L. DAY HELD YESTERDAY EDITOR OF EMHOUSE NEWS SUCCUMBED TO ATTACK OF PNEUMONIA Funeral services for C. L. Day. editor of the Emhouse News were held at the family residence at 4 p. m. Monday, and burial was made at Pattison cemetery. Charles L. Day wan born at Carlisle, Kentucky, July 28, 1884. moving to Texas when he was 15 years old. In September 1908 he united with the Baptist church at Irene, Texas. He was united in marriage with Miss Myrtle R. Downing on February 4. 1910 at that place and moved to Emhouse early in 1915 where he became associated with the Emhouse News, which newspaper he has successfully operated from that time to his death, which occurred at 6 a.m. Monday, after being ill only four days with pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, a daughter Emma; his mother, two sisters and an uncle. A large number of former friends of the deceased attended the funeral from Corsicana. Charles L. Day was well known among the newspaper men over the state, having been active in press work and always stood out as one of the most progressive of the rural editors in the state. The popularity he attained through his personality and the sterling worth of his work in the community is attested by the large number of friends who attended his funeral to pay their last sad respects.

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Editor Day is Dead

Editor C. L. Day of the Emhouse News, died Monday after a brief illness.

Editor Day was well known in the newspaper fraternity. He had for his field of activities a small town, but Day was a big man-big in soul, heart and mind. He was enterprising and loyal to his town and died with his pencil in his hand.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 20, 1925
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Lola Ilene (Thornton) Dean
Jan 7, 1899 - Jul 26, 1952

Mrs. Lola Dean Services Monday Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Dean, 53, formerly of Navarro county, were held at 2:30 p. m. Monday from the First Baptist church in Emhouse. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. Mrs. Dean was killed in an automobile accident near her home at Alto Saturday in which her husband was seriously hurt. Surviving are her husband, Jeter I. Dean, who is in an Alto hospital; two daughters, mother, Mrs. Mollie Thornton, Alto; five brothers, Hubert Thornton, Hubbard; Earl Thornton, Hillsboro; Grover Thornton, Corpus Christi; Gordon Thornton, Jacksonville, and O. T. Thornton, Houston, and a number of other relatives. Corley was in charge of local arrangements.

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Bernard E. Hopkins
Sep 15, 1908 - Aug 21, 1932

BURIAL OF EMHOUSE MAN TO TAKE PLACE MONDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Bernard E. Hopkins, aged 24, who died at the family residence at Emhouse about 9 o'clock Sunday morning after an extended illness, will be held from the Emhouse tabernacle Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, with the Revs. Stanley and Cox conducting the last rites. The deceased is survived by his parents, one brother, J. F.; four sisters, Pauline, Edna, Marjorie and Dorothy Jean, all of Emhouse. Pallbearers will be William Wetzel, Sam Allen, Lester Patterson, Joe Richards, Elmer Allen and William O'Neal. The service will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Lucille (Blessing) Ware
May 2, 1911 - Feb 16, 1931

MRS. LUCILE WARE DIED LAST NIGHT AT HOME NEAR EMHOUSE Mrs. Lucile Ware, aged 20 years. wife of Luther Ware, died at the family residence near Emhouse at 7:20 o'clock Tuesday night, and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church in Emhouse with interment, in the Pattison cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Lee Herring. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Deloise Marie, parents and three brothers, Marion, O. B. and Thomas Blessing, all of the Emhouse community. The funeal was directed by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

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Charles Harvey Henderson
May 26, 1860 - Dec 18, 1934

VETERAN MAGNOLIA EMPLOYE IS BURIED THURSDAY MORNING Funeral services for Charles Harvey Henderson, 74, resident of Corsicana the past 30 years, and employee of the Magnolia Petroleum company for 21 years, who died Tuesday night at 10 o'clock, were held from the family residence, 722 South Fifteenth street, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Reed, Corsicana; four brothers, Joe Henderson, Corsicana; Will Henderson, Corsicana; Sam Henderson, Kilgore, and Buddy Henderson, Nelson, La., and two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Copeland, and Mrs. Mamie Mason, both of Nelson, La. Active pallbearers were Sam S. Hopper, Mert M. Lonsford, Vernon R. Thomason, William D. Gillen, James O. Jones, and Lawrence M. Prine. Honorary pallbearers were Sam L. Spikes, Wyley B. Baker. William A. Mc- Pherson, James L. McCleary and William C. Ralston. The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Sarah Frances Isadora "Dora" (Ashmore) Collins
Jan 11, 1856 - Dec 1, 1934

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED ON SATURDAY Mrs. W. J. Collins, aged 77 years, resident of Navarro county for 45 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Russell at Barry Saturday morning at 1 o'clock. The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Emhouse Sunday after- noon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. L. Poteet, pastor of the Barry Methodist church. Surviving are six children, Charles Collins, Emhouse; Mrs. Russell, Barry; Mrs. F. W. Richards, Barry; Ed Collins, Emhouse; Elbert Collins, Cress, Texas, and James B. Collins, Emhouse; 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Otto Pennell (Henson) Baggett
Mar 27, 1872 - Dec 28, 1953

Mrs. W.A. Baggett Services Tuesday

Mrs. W. A. Baggett, 81, long-time Navarro county resident, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday at noon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. with burial in the New Pursley cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, and Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Mrs. Baggett had resided at 1205 West Eleventh Avenue for the past eight years.

Surviving are six sons. H. B., S. S., Jack, T. C., Bill and Pete Baggett, all of Corsicana; three daughters. Mrs. C. M. Scruggs and Mrs. W. W. Wiswell , both of Corsicana, and Mrs. H. B. Bankston,Cleveland, Texas; 40 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Will Rowland, Waco, and other relatives.

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Sadie Gay (Butler) Baggett
Mar 22, 1893 - Sept 22, 1944


FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. BAGGETT

Funeral services for Mrs. H. B. Baggett, Corsicana, Route 5, who died at the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corley Chapel with interment in the Pursley cemetery. Rev. L. L. Roloff will conduct the rites.

Surviving are her husband, H. B. Baggett, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Edell Roloff, Levelland; Bettye Jo Baggett, Corsicana; five sons, Clifton Baggett, Brawley. Calif,; Jerrell Baggett, Wills Point ; Hugh Baggett, Dawson ; H. B. Baggett, Jr., U. S. Navy; Kenneth Baggett, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ida Derryberry, Barry; three brothers, John Butler, Drane; Homer Butler, Corsicana; E. C. Butler, Emhouse; six grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Clinton Lankford, Harry Roloff, Leldon Brown, John Patton, Boots Garner and Ben Smith.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Sep 23, 1944
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Hubbard B. Baggett, Sr; d/o Whitaker Homer Butler & Martha Jane "Mattie" (Copeland) Butler

Whitaker Homer Butler
Oct 23, 1874 - Oct 10, 1925

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WHITT BUTLER WERE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for (Whit) Butler, aged 50 years, farmer of the Pursley community, were held Sunday afternoon with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. Z. Corbin, Baptist, minister of Blooming Grove.
The deceased died as a result of gunshot wounds alleged to have been inflicted by a gun in the hands of J.C. McLain of Corsicana here Saturday morning. McLain surrendered to officers and was released on $2,000.00 bond to await| the action of the grand jury.

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Henry Clyde Jackson
Nov 13, 1890 - Jan 27, 1958

Henry C. Jackson Expires Monday

Henry C. Jackson, 67, retired farmer, 304 East Second avenue, died in Memorial Hospital early Monday morning. He was a native of South Carolina.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; five sons, T.E. Jackson, San Augustine; Henry E. Jackson, Corsicana; Gilbert C. Jackson, Dallas; Jimmy C. Jackson, U.S.A.F. Tokyo, Japan; Bobby Ray Jackson, Grand Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. R.M. Rash, Corsicana and Mrs. W.T. Harris, Jr., Dallas; 21 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. G. W. Marlow, Dallas; Mrs. L.C. Deaton, Corsicana and Mrs. E.E. Magouirk, Teague; a cousin, Mrs. Mary Newell, Dallas, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the New Pursley cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W.C. Taylor, Jr., pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. Frank Chapman, Jr., pastor of the Roane and Bazette Baptist churches.

Pallbearers will be Elton McCann, Leon Tackett, Harrison Woods, DeWitt Wallace, Frank Chapman, Sr.. and Otto Chapman.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Jan 28, 1958
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Henry C. Jackson Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Henry C. Jackson, 67, retired farmer, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p. m. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. C. Taylor, Jr., pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. Frank Chapman, Jr., pastor of the Roane and Bazette Baptist churches. Burial was in the new Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, T. E. Jackson, San Augustine; Henry E Corsicana; Gilbert C.
Jackson, Dallas; Jimmy C. Jackson, USAF, Tokyo, Japan; and Bobby Ray Jackson, Grand Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. R. M. Rash, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. T. Harris. Jr., Dallas; 21 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. G. W. Marlow, Dallas: Mrs. L. C. Deaton, Corsicana, and Mrs. E. E. Magouirk, Teague; a cousin, Mrs. Mary Newell, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elton McCann, Leon Tackett, Harrison Woods, DeWitt Wallace. Frank Chapman, Sr., and Otto Chapman.

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Kennedy David Pursley
Dec 3, 1903 - Oct 9, 1968

Pursley Services

Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Kennedy David Pursley, 64, of Pursley who died Wednesday. Mr. J.C. Mahoney officiated. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

Pallbearers were Derward George, E.W. "Tab" Hardin, Charles Copeland, Porter Tidwell, Olen Clemmons and Tom Hardin.

Surviving are his wife; two brothers, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Oct 1, 1968
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Lera Jewel George [bur at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, TX]
     

Virgie M. McLain
July 1, 1887 - Oct 7, 1925

Purdon Woman Dies At Home Wednesday

Mrs. Vergie Mae McLain aged 38 years, wife of Jeff McLain, died at their home eight miles south east of Purdon Wednesday morning and the remains were interred in the [old] Pursley Cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The deceased is survived by her husband and four children .

Mr. and Mrs McLain formerly lived in Corsicana.

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Isaac Moses "Ike" Crittenden
March 12, 1888 - May 13, 1957

Ike Crittenden Expires Monday

Ike M. Crittenden, 69, employe of the Tex-Harvey Oil company, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday afternoon following a several weeks' illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Unity Baptist church. He had resided in Corsicana five years.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Hal Crittenden, Gladewater; Sgt. William Crittenden, Pensacola, Fla., and Sgt, Lindy Crittenden, Tampa, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Viola Sanders, Pampa; Mrs. Paul Lucky, Kllgore, and Mrs. Almeda Howard, Bakersfleld, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Dora Deming, Navata, Okla., and other relatives.

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Mary Alice (Missildine) Lawson
Feb 26, 1923 - April 5, 2011

Mary Alice Lawson, 88, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1923, in Fairfield, to parents Melvin and Gracie Missildine.

Mrs. Lawson is preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Lawson; son, Theldon P. Missildine; grandson, John E. Lewis; four brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include her daughters, Patsy Ann Dingler of Newman, Ga., Dixie Jean Groth and husband Bruce of Waco, Linda Grace McManus and husband Bill of Kerens, and Barbara Jo Hawkins of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; father of her children, Eugene Lewis Jr., of Fairfield; brother, A.J. Missildine of Paradise, Calf.; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. at the Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield.

Pallbearers will be Joey Faver, David Faver, Robbie Faver, Jamie Curry, Gary Curry, and Scott McManus.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ruby Irene (Findley) Dunn
Feb 10, 1909 - April 5, 1969

Funeral services will be held Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ruby Dunn, 60, who was fatally injured in a car accident Saturday in Dawson. The Rev. Robert Robert Potts will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Dunn resided at 1615 Columbia and had been a Corsicana resident for 35 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Hazel Wilkes, Laporte, Texas; two brothers, Ira and Clarence Findley both of Hubbard, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Felton Lewis, Lloyd Metcalf, Billy Wood, M.S. Moreno, Joe Deskin and Kelly Myers.

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Merrill E. "Boose" Parker
Sept 7, 1913 - Feb 26, 1991

M. E. "Boose" Parker, 77, of Corsicana, died Feb 26, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. George Merriman officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born Sept. 7, 1913, in Navarro County and was a machinist with Corsicana Grader Co. for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Parker of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bill Morris, Truman Adams, Lee Hodge, Chester Putman, Robert Owen and Larry Talbert.

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Holly (Wood) Smith
Apr 5, 1893 - Jan 5, 1959

Mrs. Smith Dies Monday Evening

Mrs. Holly Smith, 65, of 1320 West Third avenue died in Memorial Hospital Monday night.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor assisted by Rev. C.C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Mrs. Smith was a Baptist.

She formerly resided at Hillsboro.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. A.L. Grizzaffi, Corsicana; Mrs. Reba Wright and Mrs. Tommy Whitlock, both of Dallas; Mrs. Annebelle Stark and Mrs. Kitty Ritter, both of Denton, and Mrs. Jewell Cromer, Carrollton; two sons, J.R. Smith, Jacksonville, Fla., and Archie Smith, Los Angeles, Calif., three sisters, Mrs. Pliney Harris, Rusk; Mrs. Vallie Hickey and Mrs. Hattie McKinney, both of Hillsboro; a brother, Sam Wood, Fort Worth; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Patterson, Sam Nagy, Bob White, Buddy Jabloinski, Dr. David Campbell and Dr. James H. Barnebee.

McCammon will direct.


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Dr. Charles H. Speir
Oct 13, 1900 - Nov 1, 1982

Dr. Charles H. Speir, 82, of Corsicana, died Monday at the VA hospital in Marlin.

Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday at the St. John's Episcopal Church. Father James Sigler will officiate with burial in Resthaven Memorial Cemetery.

Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was a graduate of the Wayne State College of Medicine in 1928. He was a physician with the VA Administration until retirement in 1958. He served as a medical consultant with the Social Security Disability in Michigan until his retirement in 1972 when he moved to Corsicana.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Speir, of Corsicana; two daughters, Nancy Johnson, of Livonia, Mich., and Laurel Witten, of Corsicana; one brother, Earl Speir, of Detroit; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the organ fund at the St. John's Episcopal Church.

Vestry of the St. John's Episcopal Church will serve as pallbearers.

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Royal Neil Ivie
Aug 27, 1905 - Oct 29, 1982

Roy N. Ivie, 77, of Rte. 1, Corsicana, died Friday at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Service will be Sunday, 3 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Gary Brown officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Joe Ivie and George Ivie, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Royce Phillips, of Corsicana; four brothers, Calvin Ivie, of Corsicana, Louis Ivie, of Kennedale, James Ivie, of Fort Worth and Arnold Ivie, of Houston; eight sisters, Mrs. Gladys Brown, of Corsicana, Mrs. Pearl Bates, of Purdon, Mrs. Sula Ward, of Purdon, Mrs. Cathern Hodge, of Fort Worth, Mrs. Maude Priddy, of Fort Worth, Mrs. Edith Stephenson, of Fort Worth, Mrs. Joan Sumerour, of Houston and Mrs. Fay Freeman, of Mart; seven grandsons, four granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Hal Praytor, Joey Ivie, Stevie Phillips, Randy Weaver, Brent Weaver and Tommy Phillips.

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Leslie Ray Nelson
Sep 20, 1908 - Nov 7, 1971

Leslie R. Nelson, 63, former principal of Fannin Elementary School, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Nelson had made his home in Corsicana for the past six years, coming here from Harlingen. A chief petty officer in the Navy during World War II, he had taught school for 43 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Britton Wood of Dallas; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. C.L. Nelson of Terrell; a brother, Noel Nelson of Terrell; and a sister, Mrs. O.L. Dooley of Harlingen.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Wardell, Raymond Anderson, Cecil Vickers, Johnnie Thompson, E.L. Washington, J.W. Allen and Dr. Harlon Powell.

Honorary pallbearers will be administrators from the school system.

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Winona Richardson
Oct 5, 1930 - June 29, 2008

Winona Richardson, 77, of Athens, passed away June 29 at East Texas Medical Center. She was born October 5, 1930 in Van Zandt County. Service will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park, West Highway 31.   Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Adolphus Nolen Sr.
Jan 2, 1927 - July 10, 2008

Adolphus Nolen Sr., 81, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008, at VA Hospital in Dallas. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wilgo Baptist church with Pastor Arthur Faulk officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Carl McCarter
May 29, 1880 - Aug 17, 1952

Carl McCarter Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Carl McCarter, 72, who died at 308 West Seventh avenue Sunday night, will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be In the Hopewell cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Walter McCarter, Buford, Ill. , and Preston McCarter, Great Bend, Kan., four grandchildren; two brothers, R. M, McCarter, Kerens, and C. V. McCarter, Eureka; two sisters, Mrs. L. M. Walker and Mrs. E. A. Byrd, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Boyd "Bud" Marsh
Apr 29, 1896 - Oct 29, 1971

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday for Boyd (Bud) Marsh, 74, at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Robert Potts officiated. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery. A native of Navarro, the retired carpenter died Friday in the hospital here.

His survivors include one daughter, one grandson, two great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.

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Johnnie Canales
About 1912 - Dec 13, 1937

VICTIM HIGHWAY ACCIDENT BURIED AT PETTY'S CHAPEL

Funeral services for Johnnie Canales, about 25, resident of Rockdale, who was killed in a truck crash at the intersection of Highway 75 and the South Fifteenth street extension early Monday were held at Petty's Chapel late Monday afternoon where interment was made.

Canales was the twelfth traffic victim within Navarro county this year. Officers investigated the circumstances surrounding the crash and absolved M.M. Vaughn Houston truck-driver from blame.

According to the report of the crash, a truck in which Canales had been riding was parked on the pavement. Vaughn's truck crashed into the rear of the parked truck, whtn the lights of an approaching vehicle blinded him and prevented his seeing the Canales truck. Canales is reported to have been in front of the vehicle when it was struck, dashing the car over him.

The victim was rushed to the P. and S. Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Watt Stevenson
Mar 12, 1879 - Apr 19, 1936


FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR WATT STEVENSON

Funeral services for Watt Stevenson, aged 61 years, farmer, residing three miles southeast of Corsicana, who died Sunday night at 8 o'clock, after a two weeks' illness, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Petty's Chapel cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Fanning.
Surviving are his wife, nlne children, Beatrice Stevenson, New York City; Millaque Stevenson, New York, City, Purdone Stevenson, Dallas; Calvin Stevenson, Abilene; Alfus Stevenson, New York City; Kel Stevenson, San Angelo; Valner Stevenson, Abilene, Rae Stevenson, Abilene, and Walter Stevenson, Corsicana; father, several step-children, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Apr 21, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Dana (Owens) Stevenson
  • Not listed in the cemetery book but his D.C. states Petty's Chapel

Thomas M. Collins
July 9, 1871 - Jan 8, 1942

RITES WERE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR TOM COLLINS
Funeral rites for Thomas M. Collins aged 70, who died in Dallas early Thursday were held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Burial was in the Zion's Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. K. Maguire, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church. Prior to moving to Dallas six years ago, Collins had resided here for a number of years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ora Dillard, Dallas, and Mrs. Oma Williams, Corsicana; three sons, James Collins, Waco; Robert and Jake Collins, both of Corsicana, and five grandchildren.

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Thomas Meredith "Jake" Collins
Apr 8, 1900 - Sept 23, 1974

Jake Collins
Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Jake Collins, 74, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Corsicana.
Rev. Frank Williams was to officiate, with burial to be at Zion's Rest cemetery.
He was a native of Zion's Rest, resident of Corsicana, a retired construction worker, blacksmith, and member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Maggie Collins of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Collis of Plainview; two brothers, R.M. Collins of Corsicana and James A. Collins of Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Ora Derby of Dallas and Mrs. Scott (Oma) Harvard of Navarro; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Clifton Alexander Farmer
Aug 29, 1891 - Aug 30, 1974

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for C.A. Farmer, 83, resident of Barry, who died Friday in Fort Worth.
Rev. Jim Bob Fanner will officiate, and burial will be in Zion's Rest cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro County and retired farmer.
Survivors include three sons, Hubert Farmer of Corsicana, Don Farmer and Bud Farmer both Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. J.E. Hatley of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Watson of Barry and Mrs. Evelena Sutton of Corsicana.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Mamie Doris Champion
Apr 15, 1916 - May 31, 1929

YOUNG EMHOUSE GIRL DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Doris Champion, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Champion of Emhouse, died at the Navarro County Hospital Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock following a lingering illness with meningitis, and the funeral was held from the residence of her grandmother, Mrs. Jane Champion, 1604 West Twelfth and One-Half street, Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Zion's Rest cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, two brothers, three sisters, and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Jun 4, 1929
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o T.H. Champion and Mollie (Montgomery) Champion

W. B. Moore
Abt 1831 - Jan 20, 1916

Interred At Zion's Rest

The remains of W.B. Moore, aged 85 years, who was so badly hurt by a horse in the Zion's Rest community Monday night, that he died yesterday as a result, were interred in the neighborhood cemetery today. The venerable man is survived by his widow.

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Meredith (Farmer) Collins
Mar 3, 1870 - Sept 4, 1930

Meredith Collins, 60, wife of Tom M. Collins, died at the family residence, about three miles north of Corsicana. Funeral services were held Friday, with burial in the Zion's Rest Cemetery. The Rev. Lawrence Shivers of Wortham conducted the services. She is survived by five sons; John Henry Howard of Waco, Willie Howard of Purdon, Jake, Robert and James Arthur Collins of Corsicana, and two daughters, Mrs. S.D. Dillard of Dallas and Mrs. J.R. Williams of Corsicana.

Sept 6, 1930

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o John B. H. Farmer & Martha Ann (Yarborough) Farmer

Alphin Wayne Hardin
Nov 5, 1941 - Apr 16, 1942

FUNERAL RITES FOR LITTLE BOY HELD ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral rites for Alphin Wayne Hardin, five months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hardin of Corsicana, were held Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from the Corley Chapel. The child died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday afternoon. The services were conducted by Leroy Brownlow, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial was in the Ward cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Hardin, Pursley, and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Everett, Mildred, and other relatives.

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Oscar Eugene Norvell
May 1878 - Apr 12, 1927

NORVELL. - Corsicana, Texas. April 17, (Sp).- Funeral services for Oscar E. Norvell, 48, former resident of this county, who died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Corpus Christi Wednesday, were held at the Ward cemetery Saturday. He is survived by his wife and a sister, Mrs. C. Payne of the Pursley community.

Apr 18, 1927

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FORMER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY IS BURIED NEAR HERE

BURIAL OF OSCAR E. NORVELL OCCURRED IN WARD CEMETERY SUNDAY P.M.

Funeral services for Oscar E. Norvell, aged 48 years, former resident of Navarro county, an employee of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, who died late Wednesday in Corpus Christi as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Corpus Christi, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Ward cemetery. The services were conducted at the cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, one sister, Mrs. C. Payne, and other relatives.

The following were the pallbearers:

R. L. Pursley, W. B. Payne, O. T. Nutt and M. L. Hardin, all of Pursley; W. B. Coker, R. L. McLain, A. C. Nutt and Odie Owen, all of Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 18, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Eve (Meyer) Norvell 2nd wife Margaret Minnie (Trimble) Norvell s/o Eugene W. Norvell and Cornelia Jane (Roberts) Norvell

Henry F. Kyser
May 27, 1862 - Feb 10, 1930

H. F. KYSER DIED AT KERENS MONDAY; BURIED BAZETTE
KERENS, Feb. 11.—(Spl).—H. F. Kyser of Kerens, age 67 years, died at the family home at 10 o'clock Monday night. Mr. Kyser had been suffering from an attack of pneumonia for the last seven or eight days.

He is survived hy two sons and two daughters, John and Ben Kyser and Mrs. Rby [sic] Jones of Kerens, and Mrs. Whiteacre of Mexia, and a brother, Jim Kyser of Kerens.
Mr. Kyser had lived here practically all his life and was known by every one in East Navarro county. He formerly lived at Bazette until a few years ago, when
he moved to Kerens.

Interment took place at Bazette cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

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Robert L. Bentley
Nov 22, 1868 - Apr 6, 1954

Robert L. Bentley Dies At Trinidad
Robert L. Bentley, 85, long-time resident of Trinidad, died at his home there early Tuesday. Bentley had resided in Trinidad since 1905, moving there from Kerens.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending the arrival of relatives.
Inmon Funeral Home Kerens will direct.
Surviving are his wife of Trinidad: two daughters, Mrs. R. M. Opitz, Malakoff, and Mrs. C. E. Freeman, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Allie Russell, Mississippi, two grandchildren and other relatives.

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Emma (Sims) Paschal
Feb 5, 1868 - July 11, 1947

Mrs. T. F. Paschal's Funeral Set Sunday

CORSICANA, Texas. July 12. - Mrs. T. F. Paschal, 79, native of Kentucky but a resident of Navarro County forty-seven years, died at her home Friday morning. Funeral services will be held at the Bazette Baptist Church Sunday. She was a member of the Powell Methodist Church.

Surviving are five sons, J. A. Paschal, Kearns; R. J. Paschal, J. B. Paschal, A. B. Paschal and O. B. Paschal, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. C.W. Sawyer, Athens; three brothers, Tom Sims, Haskell; Wesley Sims, Dallas, and Rose Sims, San Angelo; a sister, Mrs. Jimmie Hullett, Chickasha, Okla.; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

July 13, 1947

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MRS. T. F. PASCHAL RITES SUNDAY WITH BURIAL AT BAZETTE
Funeral services for Mrs. T. F. Paschal, 79, who died at the family home, 919 West Fifteenth avenue, Friday morning, will be held from the Bazette Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock with interment in the Bazette cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church of Corsicana. Mrs. Paschal, a native of Kentucky, had resided in Navarro county since 1900, living at Powell and Bazette before moving to Corsicana 23 years ago. She was a member of the Powell Methodist church.
Surviving are five sons, J. A. Paschal, Kerens; R. J., J. B., A. B. and O. B. Paschal, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. C. W. Sawyer, Athens; three brothers, Tom Sims, Haskell; Wesley Sims, Dallas, and Roe Sims, San Angelo; a sister, Mrs. Jimmie Hullett, Chickasha, Okla.; 14 grandchildren and three great-| grandchildren and other relatives.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Margie Lee Grimmett
Apr 18, 1932 - Sept 15, 1950

Margie Grimmett Rites On Sunday

Funeral services for Margie Grimmett 17, who died at the family home in Barry Saturday morning, were held from the Barry Methodist church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The rites
were conducted by Rev. N. D. Hazelwood, pastor of the church.
Burial was in the Cryer Creek cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Grimmett, Barry; five brothers, Robert Earl Grimmett, Angleton; Louis Preston, Jerry Alton, Clyde Wallace and Nelson
Norwood Grimmett, all of Barry; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Bill McGraw, George Mitchell, Buell Robinson, Lowell Reed, Roger Johnston and Marshall Massengale.
McCammon Funeral Home direct.

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Barbara Taggart
d. 2009

Barbara Taggart of California passed away and was cremated. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Monk officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Roy Brown
Jan 31, 1899 - June 5, 1912

Roy Brown Drowned

Roy Brown, aged 13 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, who reside near the Cotton Belt railroad on South 12th street, was drowned in the pool at the natatorium, Wednesday afternoon about 5 o'clock. An effort was made to revive him by several physicians but without avail. Mr. Brown, father of the boy drowned, works in the sanitary department of this city.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Democrat and Truth - Thurs., Jun 6, 1912
  • s/o John R. Brown
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

John Henry Wooley
Dec 1, 1870 - Feb 5, 1940

WOOLEY. - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 5. - J.H. Wooley, 69, plumbing contractor, died at his home here Monday. Wooley was a native of New York City, but had been in the plumbing business here for forty years. He was a steward in the Methodist church. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. H. Mosteller, Mayfield, Ky.; Mrs. J. T. Goodwin, Houston, and Mrs. J.S. Davis, Corsicana; two sons, Hubert and Guy Wooley, both of Corsicana, and four nieces.

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Eva (Anderson) Walker
Dec 23, 1894 - Aug 18, 1968

Walker Rites

KERENS (Spl) - Funeral services were held Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian church for Mrs. Eva Anderson Walker, native of here, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. James Story officiated. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a sister, one niece and one nephew.

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Ren Princeton "Whitney" Walker
Mar 7, 1892 - Oct 25, 1970

Walker Rites Set Tuesday

Ren T. Walker, 78, a resident of Kerens died Sunday in Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was a retired employe of the First National Bank in Kerens and a businessman. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Kerens.
The rites will be conducted by the Rev. J. K. Story, with interment in Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters; Mrs. Hallie Queen of Corpus Christie and Mrs. Tommie Roe of Corsicana; one niece, Mrs. Joe Vorhes of Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Garr, Charles Blissett, Duane Crawford, Homer Gene Wasson, B. P. Berry, and R. A. Bain. Honorary pallbearers will be E. R Gray, Dr. G. H. Sanders,
Dr. H. W. Hoffer, Earl Seale, Cliff Curington, Hal Johnson, Leslie Barker, Horace Newsome, and Luther Westbrook.

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Alphonso Box, Jr.
June 18, 1926 - June 4, 2007

Alphonso Box Jr., 80, of Dawson passed away Monday, June 4, 2007, at Twilight Home in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. today at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson with the Rev. Monroe Allen, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Farmersville Cemetery in Dawson. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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