Joe Orvall Beggs
Dec 2, 1922 - Sep 3, 1977
KERENS - Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. at
the Church of Christ for Orvall Beggs, resident of Kerens, who died
Saturday in Temple.
The Rev. Albert Brown will officiate with burial to be in the
City Cemetery. Survivors include two brothers, J.D. Beggs of
Corsicana, and Loyd Beggs of Kerens; four sisters, Mrs. Betty
Maddox, Mrs. Ann Furr of Irving, Mrs. Jane Seabolt of Odessa; and
Mrs. Rosalyn Newbuar of San Antonio.
Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens will direct.
Feb 22, 1888 - Mar 29, 1975
KERENS—Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Paschal Funeral
Home for Morris Crawford, 87, resident of Kerens, who died Saturday
morning in Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Rev. Glenn Jones will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City
He was born in Mississippi, moved to Kerens in 1901 and was a
retired farmer and rancher.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Curtis Moore of Kerens, three
sons, Ray Crawford of Dallas; Adren Crawford of Kerens, Duane
Crawford of and a boy he reared, Ted Stovall of Kerens; two
brothers, M. J. Crawford of Kerens and Joe Crawford of San Antonio;
two sisters, Mrs. W. G. Owens of Kerens and Mrs. Clarence Schriber
of Houston; nine grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren.
Trevor Lenox Dutton
Oct 21, 1897 - Aug 19, 1948
TREVOR L. DUTTON DIES YESTERDAY OF HEART ATTACK
Trevor L. Dutton, aged 50 years, circulator at Kerens and other East
Navarro county communities for this newspaper for the past 11 years,
died with a heart attack in Kerens Thursday afternoon at 6 o'clock
while delivering Thursday afternoon's edition of the Daily Sun. He
had not complained of feeling ill while in Corsicana for his papers.
Advices reaching here were that he died, within a few minutes after
being stricken. Resident of Rural Shade and Kerens all of his life,
Dutton was a member of the Baptist church at Rural Shade.
He was circulator for the Dallas News in Kerens and represented
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in
Kerens Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in
Kerens Cemetery. The
rites will be conducted
by Dr. Emer Page, pastor of the church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hester Dutton; a son, Billy Dutton; a
daughter, Mrs. Loyd Quinn; mother, Mrs. Mattie Dutton, all of
Kerens; a sister, Mrs. John Conner, Mart; two grandsons, Gayle and
Larry Quinn, both of Kerens, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be B. C. Dean, Howell Redford, Fred DuBose, Van
Speed, Weston Wallace, Ewin Mayo, A. M. Ross and Barney Newsome.
Stockton Funeral Home will direct.
TREVOR L DUTTON FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT KERENS
Funeral services for Trevor L. Dutton, 50, Kerens, newspaper
circulator, who died Thursday afternoon with a heart attack, were
held from the First Baptist church in Kerens Saturday morning at
10:30 o'clock. Burial was in the
cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Dr. Elmer Page, pastor of the church.
Dutton was delivering the Corsicana Dally Sun when stricken. He had
represented this newspaper in East Navarro county for the past 11
years, and also was circulator for out-of-county newspapers in that
area. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hester Dutton; a son, Billy
Dutton; a daughter, Mrs. Loyd Quinn; mother, Mrs. Mattie Dutton, two
grandsons, Gayle and Larry Quinn, all of Kerens; a sister, Mrs. John
Connor, Mart, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were B. C. Dean, Howell Redford, Fred DuBose, Van Speed,
Weston Wallace, Erwin Mayo, A. M. Ross and Barney Newsome.
Stockton Funeral Home directed.
William Thomas Stockton
Aug 13, 1880 - Mar 31, 1946
W. T. STOCKTON OF KERENS DEAD; WAS COMMUNITY LEADER
KERENS.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for W. T. Stockton, 65, leading
citizen of the community,, who influenced the development of this
section of the county, were held from the family home here at 3
o'clock Monday afternoon. Stockton died at his home Sunday
morning at 2; 30 o'clock. Dr. Elmer Page, Re. John Daney and
Rev. Maggart Howell, all of Kerens, and Rev. Billy Everhart of
Athens conducted the rites, with interment following in
cemetery. Stockton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Son of J. H. J. Stockton and Mrs. Cora Cuthbertson Stockton,
pioneers of Kerens, he had lived
here his entire life. As a young man he was engaged in the
hardware business with the late Z. N. Foster, and later was
connected with the First National
Bank. He was affiliated with the bank 40 years, 30 years as
president. Due to failing health, Stockton retired from active
participation in the bank's affairs in 1943, and devoted his time to
his farming and cattle interests. He was a member of the
Masonic Lodge 236, and served as Worshipful Master in recent years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irene Mahoney Stockton, two
sisters, Mrs. A. B. King and Mrs. M. L. Speed; a brother. P. N.
Stockton, and other relatives.
Clara M. (Langee) Smith
Aug 18, 1850 - Jul 13, 1936
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. B. SMITH AT KERENS SATURDAY
KERENS. July 6.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. J. B. Smith, Sr.,
aged 85 years, were held from the First Methodist church here at 9
morning. The rites were conducted by Rev. Charles E. Wilkins,
pastor, assisted by Rev. Joe Everhart, Presbyterian minister.
Kerens; Rev. T. S. Ogle, Methodist minister, Wortham, and Rev. T.
Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, Corsicana, Mrs. W.
B. Talley was in charge of the music. Burial was in the
cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born in Bangora, Maine, August 18,
1850. She moved with her family to Texas in I860 and settled at
Buckham, Austin county. She was married to J. B. Smith in 1875 and
they moved to Kerens in 1904 where they became prominently
identified with the community life. They were especially active in
church and school work. Mr. Smith died I8 years ago. Surviving
are two sons, J. B. Smith, Kerens; Dr. O. L. Smith, Corsicana; a
daughter. Mrs. Flotia Beauchamp, Kerens; the following
grandchildren, Earl Smith, Kerens; Miss Lee B. Smith, Tyler; Mrs. W.
L. Kirk, Corsicana; Mrs. John Dohn, Austin; Mrs. H. E. Thornhill.
Houston; Dr. Erwin Smith, New York; two great-grandchildren, Homer
and Bettie Jane Thornhill, Houston, and other relatives.
Active pallbearers were W. B. Talley, J. N. Inmon, H. P. McCown, F.
H. Ivey, Joe Sheppard and Luther Westbrook.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the board of stewards of the
First Methodist church; Tom Eaton, John Sims, Ray Noble, R. E. Ford,
Josh Speed, Clete Owens and L. H. Carroll. P. N. Stockton directed
James C. Harwell
Aug 8, 1871 - Apr 11, 1936
PROMINENT KERENS MAN DIES RESULT ACCIDENT INJURIES
KERENS, April 13.—(AP)—Funeral services under direction of P. N.
Stockton were held at the family home here Sunday for J. C. Harwell,
64, Kerens merchant, who passed away in an ambulance near Hutchins,
Saturday afternoon. Rites were conducted by Rev. Chas. E.
Wilkins, pastor of the First Methodist church, who was assisted by
Rev. Joe N. Everheart, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Pallbearers were J .N. Inmon, C. E. Smith, Howell Brister, O. J.
Inmon, Luther Westbrook, F. E. McCown. Interment was in
Robert L. Harwell, automobile dealer of Balllinger,
came to Kerens Wednesday and was joined by his brother, J. C.
Harwell. Together they had visited another brother, Henry Harwell,
at Idabel, Okla. They had started on the return trip to Texas
Friday, morning when Mr. Harwell of Ballinger, who was driving, lost
control of the car in which they were riding and it struck a culvert
and overturned, according to reports. The accident occurred
near Hugo, Okla., and they were taken to a hospital at that place,
where Robert L. Harwell died of his injuries Friday night. He was
buried in Texarkana Saturday. He was 89 years old. J. C.
Harwell, whose injuries were not thought to be critical, was being
moved in an ambulance from Hugo to a hospital in Corsicana Friday
morning when he died en route near Hutchins. J. C.
Harwell is survived by his wife here and one brother, Henry Harwell,
79, of Idabel, Okla. The latter visited the hospital in Hugo, but
was not able to come to the funeral.
Other relatives of the
family who were here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Clements of Ada, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Smith, Borger, and Mrs.
L. E. Howard and Mrs. Edna Powell of. Houston. Mr. Harwell
came to Kerens in 1913 and entered the retail grocery business with
his brother-in-law, J. D. Clements. They operated two stores for
several years, Mr. Harwell later bought his partner's interest and
continued the business successfully until the time of his death. He
was an official for many years in the Methodist church, being a
member of the board of stewards at the time of his death,
and a member of the Knights of Pythias fraternal order.
Thomas J. “Tom” Crowley
Aug 27, 1891 - Oct 24, 1936
KERENS MAN FOUND DEAD; BELIEVED BE VICTIM OF TRAIN
KERENS, Oct. 26,—(Spl)—The body of T. J. Crowley. age 45, Kerens
livestock dealer, was found late Saturday night on the St. Louis S.
W. Ry. tract about 300 yards west of the depot at Kerens. It is
supposed that he was killed by the 10:30 train to Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held Monday
from the First Methodist church in Kerens, with Rev. C. E, Wilkins
officiating. Surviving the accident victim are his wife, three
children, Clinton Crowley of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Miss Virginia
Crowley of Dallas, and Joe Crowley of Kerens; his mother, Mrs.
Virginia Crowley of Rice, and five brothers, Miller
Crowley of Borger; Lester Crowley of Waco. Claud and Carl Crowley of
Corsicana, and Sam Crowley of Kerens.
William Andrew Melton
Aug 22, 1893 - Oct 30, 1936
FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIES IN CORPUS CHRISTI
William Andrew Melton, aged 43 years, formerly an employee of the
Corsicana post office, died in Corpus Christi Saturday morning. The
body will arrive in Corsicana Sunday morning at 5 o'clock and will
he taken to the Stockton Funeral Home in Kerens where funeral
services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock with interment in the Kerens
Surviving are his wife, two children, Wayne Melton and Wynona
Melton, all of Corpus Christi; father, N. M. Melton, Powell; two
brothers, L. W. Melton and J. M. Melton, both of Powell; and four
sisters, Mrs. C. C. Hudson, Navarro; Mrs. E. D. Baltzegar, Dallas;
Mrs. Joe Quinn, Gilmer, and Mrs. Carl Christian, Van. Pallbearers
will be John J. Garner, Hugh Loper, Wm. J. King, L. Bush, Henry
Redden and Jim Ellett, all employees at the Corsicana post office.
Oct 27, 1885 - Aug 15, 1936
FARMER OF EAST NAVARRO COUNTY DROWNED SATURDAY
KERENS, Aug. 17.— (Spl) — John Arnold, aged 52 years, tenant farmer
residing on the Sherrill farm between Kerens and Trinidad on Highway
downed Saturday afternoon in a tank of the farm where he resides
while in swimming. Funeral services were held from chapel of
the Stockton Funeral
Home Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock with interment in the
cemetery. Surviving are his wife, three small children, all of
Kerens; father who resides in Mississippi, and four brothers. One
brother, Pete Arnold, lives south of Kerens. Arnold was rushed
to a hospital in Corsicana where efforts to revive him were
Ida Fern Johnston
Sep 2, 1922 - Mar 29, 1936
KERENS GIRL IS
BURIED ON MONDAY
KERENS. March 31, (Spl)—Ida Fern Johnston 13 year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Johnston, died Sunday following a brief illness
Funeral service under direction of Stockton Funeral Home, were held
at First Baptist church Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. Charles
White, pastor of Oak Grove Baptist church, of which deceased was a
member. He was assisted by Rev. C. D. Hardy, pastor First Baptist
church and Rev. J. N. Everhart, pastor of First Presbyterian church.
Interment was in Kerens
Miss Johnston, whose home was four miles northwest of town, was a
student in Kerens grammar school. Classes were dismissed early to
permit her classmates and friends to attend the funeral services.
Elsie Beatrice (McCluney) Beasley
Sep 3, 1885 - Jul 23, 1973
Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for Mrs. Elsie Beatrice Beasley, 90, of Corsicana, who died
at her residence Monday morning. Rev. Hayes White was to officiate,
with burial to follow at Kerens
cemetery. Survivors include a
son, two daughters, 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and
three brothers, Eugene McCluney, Fort Worth, Finis McCluney,
Waxahachie, and Logan McCluney, Kerens. Pallbearers were
to be Capt. Lonnie Beasley, Jr., Richard Beasley, Michael
Dunkerley, Ray Telfair, II; Dr. Larry Dunkerley, Dr. Garner
Dunkerley, III, Dr. Gary
Dunkerley, Robert Timms, and Lt. Ronnie Beasley.
Funeral services are set for 4 p.m Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for Mrs. Elsie Beatrice Beasley, 90, of Corsicana, who died
at her residence Monday morning.
Rev. Hayes White will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens
She was a native of Mississippi and had lived most of her life in
Kerens and Roane.
Survivors include a son, Lonnie Beasley of Corsicana; two daughters,
Mrs. Herbert Tinnin of San Dimas, Calif., and Mrs. Ray Telfair of
Ennis; three brothers, Eugene McCluney of Fort Worth, Finis McCluney
of Waxahachie, and Logan McCluney of Kerens; 14 grandchildren, and
Eldridge Houston McCord
Mar 1907 - Feb 5, 1960
Pharmacist At Kerens Expires Early Friday
KERENS, Feb. 5 (Spl.)—E. H. McCord, 52, died of a heart attack
at his home here Friday morning. Funeral services will be held
Sunday at 2 p. m. from the Presbyterian church here of which he was
an elder. The rites will be conducted by a son, Rev. John McCord, of
Lott, Burial will be in the Kerens
cemetery. A native of Rusk, McCord came to Kerens with his
family in 1924. He was a long-time pharmacist and owned considerable
farming and ranching interests here. Surviving are his wife of
Kerens; three sons, Rev. McCord, Lott; Neal and Eddie McCord, both
of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. George Lonon, Grand Prairie, and
Marilyn McCord, Kerens; mother, Mrs. Tom McCord, Dallas; a brother,
Clyde McCord, and a sister, Mrs, Ruth Klimist, both of Dallas; three
grandchildren and other relatives. Inmon Funeral Home directs.
Infant Son Tramel
B&D Dec 7, 1939
KERENS, Dec. 7.—(Spl.)—Kerens friends of the Tramel family have been
grieved to learn of the death of the infant son of Mr. and and Mrs.
J. E. Tramel of Tom Bean. Mr. Tramel is better known here as Elijah
Tramel, while Mrs. Tramel was the former Miss Johnnie Ball, of Tom
Bean, who taught for several years prior to her marriage at the
- TThe Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 7, 1939
- Submitted by
- s/o John Elijah Tramel and Johnnie (Ball) Tramel
- Ive seen information that Elijah and Johnnie had a son
b&d Nov 19, 1939 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX and buried at the
Villitoe Cemetery in Grayson Co., TX so there may be some issue
with the dates. ..elw
Hazel Frances Beasley
Feb 19, 1918 - Mar 31, 1919
In memory of Hazel Frances Beasley. She was born February 19, 1918,
died March 31, 1919, at the age of one year, one month and thirteen
days. She was sick only a few days but her suffering was severe, so
God in His goodness called her to come to him. She is survived by
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Beasley, two brothers and four
sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. Mr. Bell of Chatfield in the Roane Methodist
church and her precious little body was then taken to the
cemetery and gently laid beneath the soil to await the resurrection
Many relatives and friends attended the last sad rites.
Dear parents, my tenderest sympathy is extended to you in this sad
hour. I know it seems more than you can bear but God will comfort
you, and do not think Him unjust for calling your darling babe to
live with him for you are greatly blessed. Think how many sweet
babies have come to brighten your home and this is the first one to
be called away. Little Hazel was a bright, sweet child and was loved
by all, and I am sure there was never no more dearly loved in their
home than she, but the sweetest flowers are the first to be plucked.
So God, in his own mysterious way has plucked your tenderest bud.
But, clear parents, she will never have to endure the trials and
cares of this world as you and 1 have. So do not weep any more but
say God's will be done, for although her home here was sweet to her,
is not the one where she now is far better than this? And. dear
mother, although we do all we can for our babies, yet God can care
for them far better than we can, and the last and best consolation
is that we know without a doubt where little Hazel will spend
One by one our loved ones are leaving
We are sad to see them go,
Yet we know we soon shall follow;
Change must come to all below.
Weary eyes look up in gladness,
To that blessed home on high,
Where the saints shall dwell in glory
Nevermore to say good-bye.
If in Jesus we are trusting?
Never need we feel a fear;
We shall soar to life eternal.
There to join our baby dear.
Died at Roane.
The one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Beasley died at Roane
this afternoon, and the remains will be interred at Kerens tomorrow
afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Lou (Alexander) Allen-Daniel
Feb 7, 1889 - Jan 22, 1972
KERENS-Mrs. Lottie Allen Daniel, 82, died Saturday at Hillcrest
Hospital in Waco, where she had been about four months after moving
there from Hempstead. She lived in Kerens for many years.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Christ
in Kerens, with Minister Cato Sherra officiating. Burial will
be in Kerens
cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, S.A. Daniel of Waco; a daughter, Mrs.
Eula Griffis of Hempstead; four sons, Dick Allen and D.H. Allen of
Kerens and Billy Ray Allen and Bobby Joe Allen of Houston; 20
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Edna
Rawls of Waco and Mrs. Eugene Johnson of Fort Worth. Grandsons
will be pallbearers.
Sidney Jet Westbrook
Jan 1, 1912 - Jul 15, 1970
Farm Accident Kills Rancher
KERENS (Spl)-Sidney Westbrook, 58, rancher, native and lifelong
resident of Kerens was found dead in a pasture from a tractor mishap
Wednesday about 6:30 p.m. He apparently had fallen off a tractor and
been run over by a water tank trailer he was towing. Funeral
services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church
of which he was a member. The pastor, the Rev. Ralph Stovall, will
officiate. Burial will be in the
City Cemetery with
Paschal Funeral Home conducting He is survived by his wife, three
daughters, Mrs. Bob Owens and Miss Nelda Westbrook, both of Kerens,
and Mrs. Don, Woolf of Houma, La.; one granddaughter, Neely Owens,
Kerens; one sister, Mrs. T. O. Charlton of Orange: two brothers,
of Big Spring and Robert Westbrook of Dallas; two nephews and one
James Frank Weedin
Feb 6, 1846 - Oct 17, 1917
Died at Kerens.
J. F. Weeden, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Kerens, aged 71
years, died there yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred
today, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. J. W. Hornbeak.
The deceased is survived by his widow and three grown children.
Susanna “Susan” (unk) Kyser
abt. 1828 - Jul 20, 1917
Venerable Lady Dead.
Mrs. Susan Kyser, aged nearly ninety years, died at her home in
Kerens yesterday afternoon, and the remains wore interred there this
afternoon, Rev. B.F. Ellis officiating. The deceased is survived by
two sons, James and Henry Kyser of Kerens.
John N. Boggan
Apr 24, 1853 - May 4, 1917
Remains Interred at Kerens.
The body of John Bogen, who died suddenly at Frost yesterday morning
passed through here last night for internment at Kerens this
The deceased, who was apparently in good health, had been in town
for a short while and started to walk to the home of his son near
town and when only a short distance out of the city, fell dead by
abt. 1874 - Jan 22, 1917
Died in Kerens Last Night.
Walter McClung, aged 42 years, died at Kerens last night after a
long illness with tuberculosis. The deceased at one time lived in
Corsicana and was a while on the police force here. He had many
friends in Corsicana who will regret to learn of his death.
The deceased is survived by his widowed mother and a number of other
relatives at Kerens. The remains were interred there this afternoon.
William Martin “Bill” Sheppard
Nov 22, 1854 - Jun 3, 1932
PIONEER RESIDENT OF EAST NAVARRO BURIED SATURDAY
KERENS, June 6—(Spl.) –Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon
for Wm. M. Sheppard, 77, who died Friday at his home in the
Independence community four miles north of Kerens. Burial was in the
City Cemetery and the Rev. W. A. Corkern, pastor of the Baptist
church conducted the services.
He is survived by two daughters Mrs. Nora Townsend, Long Beach,
Cal.; Mrs. Dollie Gideon, Kerens; seven sons, Dan Sheppard, Long
Beach, Cal.; E. L. Sheppard, Kerens; B. N. Sheppard, Midlothian; W.
O. Sheppard, Blooming Grove; J. H. Sheppard, Henderson; W. A.
Sheppard, Plano; J. O. Sheppard, Midland; three brothers, B. J.
Sheppard. Childress; Monroe Sheppard, Oklahoma, and Jess Sheppard,
Dallas. He was a pioneer resident of the county and had many
Mary Edna Anderson
Jun 21, 1912 - Jan 2, 1924
Died as Result of Burns
Mary Edna Anderson, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bonham
Anderson, formerly of Corsicana, but for several years past living
in Shreveport, La., died at the family home there yesterday as the
result of burns sustained on the 13th of December, and the remains
will be interred at Kerens tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, the
funeral taking place from the home of Mrs. McCluney, the child's
grandmother. The parents have many friends here who sympathize
with them in their sorrow.
Mary Edna was a niece of Misses Eula and Rowens Anderson and Mrs.
Percy Sparks of Corsicana.
Funeral Friday For Little Kerens Girl
Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, Jan.5.—Mary Edna Anderson, eleven years old, was
buried at the Kerens cemetery Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. She was
living with her parents at the time of her death in Shreveport, La.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Joe Everhart at the home of
Mrs. W.A. McCluney, the grandmother of the deceased.
C. J. Hall, E. E. Nettles, Leslie Carroll, W. T. Stockton, R. S.
Daniel and Hal C. Johnson were the active pall-bearers.
Elizabeth Catherine (Burkhalter) Speed
Feb 26, 1853 – Oct 2, 1937
MRS. G. W. SPEED, PROMINENT KERENS WOMAN IS BURIED
LONG-TIME RESIDENT EAST NAVARRO COMMUNITY PASSES AWAY
KERENS, Oct. 4.—(Spl-)—Funeral services were held at the family
residence in Kerens Sunday at 3 p. m. for Mrs. G. W. Speed, 84,
pioneer resident of this community, who died,at 7:30 a. m. Saturday.
Mrs. Speed was born in Covington county, Mississippi, and lived
there until she married George W. Speed, on December, 1869.
Seventeen children were born to this union, six of whom preceded
their mother in death and 14 of whom lived to be grown and
married. She is survived by her husband, who is nearing his 92nd
birthday, and 11 children, five sons, six daughters; one sister,
Mrs. L. P. Butler of Shreveport, La., one brother, E. B. Burkhalter
of Gibbsland, La.; 37 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted by Rev. C. A. Vaughn, pastor of the Oak
Grove Baptist church, and Rev. M. O. Cheek of the Kerens Baptist
church. Pallbearers, all grandsons, were G. W. Speed, George and Joe
Arnett, W. L, Bain, Clifton and George Alva Spurger, Harris and Van
Speed, and Monroe Speed.
The great-granddaughters formed a flower laden aisle for the funeral
cortege. All of the children were here with the exception of
Rev. John Speed of Bakersfield, Calif. They are Mrs. Llllie Lindsey,
Mrs. W. D. Arnett, Mrs. J. C. Spurger, Joe, Josh, E. B. and Charlie
Speed, Mrs. Dill Bain, all of Kerens: Mrs. Ernest Bain of Kennedy,
and Mrs. John Hayes of Cameron. Among those here to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Speed, were: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bain and daughters,
Ernestine, Tilly May and Clementine, of Kennedy; Mr. and Mrs. John
Hayes and children, Bobby and Johnnie May, of Cameron; Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Shepard and children, Elizabeth, Mary Lillian, James and
Patsy, of Brownwood; Mr. and Mrs. George Ross and children, Betty
Joe, Jim Ed and Billy Frank of Bryan; Harris Speed of Houston, Mrs.
Willie B. Poston of Gladewater, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Arnett of Houston,
Mrs. Leo McKinney, Tyler;
Miss Elsie Arnett, Gladewater; Clifton and George Alva Spurger,
Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hervey, Dallas. J. O. Burke and
daughter, Martha; Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Fullwood, Mr. and Mrs. T. P.
Fullwood, Mrs. J. V. Noble, Mrs. Reuben Bennett, Mrs. John Curington
and son, Cap; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Megarity, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs, Frank McQuistion, M. W. Roughton, Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Pike, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Basham, Miss Addie
Parish, Mrs. F. J. Lindsey, Tate Lindsey, Joe Daniel, all of
Corsicana. Mrs. Will Sydney Price, Jr., Gustine; Robert
Daniel, Gladewater; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Speed and Mr. And Mrs. M. W.
Stover, Athens; John Reagor Logan, Overton; E. B. Burkhalter,
Gibsland, La.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burkhalter, Chatfield; Milam
Burkhalter, Shreveport, La.; Mrs. Bob Leppord, Athens; Mrs. Folsom
Crockett, Chatfield; Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Forehand,
Trinidad; Mrs. F. E. Goodwin, Jefferson; Mrs. Maggie Phelps, Dawson;
E. E. Nettles, Temple; Mr. and Mrs. K. Hartley, Blooming Grove; Mr.
Dan Taylor, Drane; Misses Lula and Jolly Blanche Pitts, Mr. and Mrs.
C. G. Dotson of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Scott Swafford, Rice, and a
host of others, whose names were not obtained.
John McCreary Massey, Sr.
May 6, 1866 - Feb 28, 1938
h/o Jessie Gilmore (Rawlinson ) Massey s/o William Massey and
Melissa (Hicklin) Massey
J. M. MASSEY, SR, BURIED AT KERENS TUESDAY AFTERNOON
KERENS, March 3.—(Spl.) — funeral services were held at the First
Methodist church in Kerens Tuesday, March 1st, at 2 p.m. for J. M.
Massey, Sr. who passed away at the family home here Monday after a
lingering illness. Deceased was born on May 6th, 1866 in Chester
county, South Carolina.
Was married to Miss Jessie Rawlinson in 1887. Came to Texas in 1893,
and lived in or near Kerens since that time. Surviving are
Mrs. Massey, six
children, 10 grandchildren, and one great - granddaughter. The
children are Mrs. John Kyser and Frank Massey of Kerens, Mrs. Bennie
Matthews, Dawson; John M. Massey, Jr., Dallas; Willie Massey,
Powell; Roy Massey, Trinidad. Mr. Massey was engaged in the
grocery business until his health
failed, a year or two ago. Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. C. E. Wilkins, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Ramsey of
Dawson, and M. O. Cheek and Joe N. Everheart of Kerens. Interment
was in the Kerens cemetery. Pallbearers were Morris Crawford,
Johnie Clayton, Vernon Bruner, W. G. Johnson, Chester Kyser, and
Lucy Garrctt. Among those from out of town attending the
services were Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Rymond, Dallas; Rev. and Mrs.
Ramsey, Mrs. Cliff Turner, Mrs. Henry Garner, Mr. and Mrs. George
Mount, Mr. and Mrs. V. T. Matthews, Dr. W. A. Williamson, Mr. and
Mrs. Bennie Matthews and daughters, Jean and Joy of Dawson; Sam H
Butler, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Willie Massey and children, Powell;
Mrs. Jack Franks, Mrs. Charlton Tillmon, Mrs. Ed Melton, George
Massey of Blooming Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Rufus_Massey, Roane.
Robert Edward Scott
Oct 19, 1905 - May 22, 1974
Funeral services will be at 10
a.m. Friday at the Spartman
Chapel in Dallas for Robert E.
Scott, 68, resident of Dallas,
who died in a Dallas hospital
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at
Survivors include his widow;
two sons, Ray Scott of Lufkin
and George W. Scott of Corsicana;
three daughters, Mrs. Gerald Nichols
and Mrs. Betty Mewburom both
of Corsicana and Mrs. Tommy
Cormon of Pooler, Ga.; 15 grandchildren,
three brothers, and three
Mary Jane (Pevehouse) Sheppard
Mar 27, 1866 - Feb 26, 1929
NATIVE BURIED AT
MRS. T. J. SHEPPARD WHO
DIED IN DALLAS, PIONEER
RESIDENT THIS COUNTY
KERENS, Feb. 27.—(Spl).—Mrs.
T. J. Sheppard, aged 62 years, pioneer
resident of Navarro county,
died at her home in Dallas Tuesday.
The remains were sent to
Kerens Wednesday morning, and
funeral services were held in the
First Baptist church Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the;
Rev. W. A. Corkern officiating, assisted
by Rev. J. Howard Williams,
pastor of the First Baptist church
of Corsicana. Interment was in the
She is survived by her husband
and eight children, A. J. Sheppard,
Purcell, Okla.; Joe Sheppard, Kerens;
E. P. Sheppard, Wilson, Okla.;
Henry Sheppard, Cross Plains; Roy
Sheppard, Dallas; Mrs. Basil Noble,
Childress; Mrs. Lester Harrell,
Temple; Mrs. M. P. Frank, Dallas;
eight grandchildren, also survive.
The deceased was born and reared
in the Frost community, and
moved to Kerens in 1904, where she
and her husband made their home
until they moved to Dallas in 1919.
She was a lifelong member of the
Pallbearers were Earl Seale, E.
E. Nettles, Fred Jennings, E. B.
Speed, Roy Noble and R. D. Owen.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
Wednesday, Feb 27, 1929
- w/o Thomas Jackson Sheppard married Dec. 14, 1884 d/o
Preston David Pevehouse and Margaret Ann (Davlin) Pevehouse
buried in Old Pevehouse cemetery south of Frost, Texas
- Submitted by Diane Richards
James Harrell Cartlidge, Sr
Mar 29, 1918 - Mar 16, 1972
J. H. Cartlidge
for James H. Cartlidge, Sr., 52,
Kerens construction company
foreman, were at 2 p.m. Saturday
at the Baptist Church with the
Rev. Charles Pringle officiating.
Burial was in the Kerens
City Cemetery. He died Thursday in
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Billie Ruth Cartlidge, Kerens; a
son, James H. Cartlidge, Jr.,
Kerens; one grandson; two
sisters, Mrs. Annie Cox and Mrs.
Velma Gill, both of Dallas; and
two brothers, Johnny Cartlidge.
Smithville, and Clinton Cartlidge.
Veatrice Jeanette (Matthews) Floyd
Mar 30, 1875 - Sep 14, 1956
Mrs. J. A. Floyd
Funeral services for Mrs. J. A.
Floyd, aged 86 years who died
Friday at 502 North Main street,
were held from the Corley Chapel
Sunday at 2 p. m. Burial was in
The rites were conducted by
Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of
the First Methodist church, and
Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the
First Baptist church of Kerens.
A native of Mississippi, Mrs.
Floyd resided at Kerens for 54
years before moving to Corsicana
18 years ago.
Surviving are four sons, Raymond
Floyd, Houston; Dwain
Floyd, Victoria; C. T. Floyd, Kerens,
and Urban Floyd, Athens;
three daughters. Misses Ima Lee
and Zura Floyd, both of Corsicana,
and Mrs. W. H. Fluker, Ennis; 11
grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren,
sisters. Mrs. R. A.
Riley and Miss Ida Matthews,
both of Dallas; a brother, P. L.
Matthews, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Helen Lucille (Luker) Barnes
Apr 28, 1920 - Mar 31, 1974
Funeral services were to be at
2 p.m. Monday at the Paschal
Funeral Home for Mrs. Helen
Barnes, 53, resident of Kerens,
who died Sunday following a
short illness. She was a member
of the United Methodist Church.
Rev. Glen Jones will officiate, and burial will be at
She was an employee of the
city of Kerens as a bookkeeper.
Survivors include two sons,
Donald R. Barnes of Dallas;
and David E. Barnes of Albuquerque, N.M.; two
sisters, Mrs. Virginia Rawlins,
of Kerens and Mrs. Marilyn
Streetman of Lubbock; a
brother, Phil Luker of Decatur;
and three grandchildren.
Robert Posey Westbrook
Sep 2, 1880 - Jul 4, 1951
Slated At Kerens
KERENS, July 5.—(Spl.)—R. P.
Westbrook, 70. a farmer and resident
of Kerens all of his life, died
at his home at 11:45 p. m. Wednesday.
Services will be held at 5 p. m.
Thursday at the First Baptist
church. The Rev. Milton O.
Davis, pastor, assisted by Rev.
W. F. Smith, pastor of the Methodist
church, will conduct the
Survivors include his wife. Mrs.
Lela Westbrook: three sons, T.
P. Westbrook of Monahans: Robert
Westbrook of Dallas: Sidney
Westbrook of Kerens; one daughter,
Mrs. Robert Lee of Fort
Worth; two sisters, Mrs. M. R.
Albritton of Kerens, and Mrs.
Nettie Palmer of Los Angeles;
three brothers, Luther and Clyde
Westbrook of Kerens, and Adrian
Westbrook of Blooming Grove;
and six grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Kerens
Inmon Funeral Home will be
James Kenneth McCarter Sr.
Dec 8, 1917 - Nov 18, 1971
J. K. McCarter of Kerens was killed in a hunting accident Thursday
east of Kerens. Born Dec. 8, 1917 at Eureka, he had lived in Kerens
for the past 40 years.
He had operated the McCarter Grain Company in Kerens, as well as a
local trucking firm for many years, and had lately been in the
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist Church
with the Rev. Don Kelly officiating. Burial will be in
City Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Service.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lucille McCarter of Kerens; a son Gene
McCarter of Kerens; three grandchildren, Lissa, James and Misty
McCarter; two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Upchurch of Tyler and Mrs. A. G.
Godley of Kerens; and one brother, N. E. McCarter of Pasadena.
Pallbearers will be Jack Jones, Larry Fields, R. H. Hilliard, Harlin
McQuary, M. J. Crawford and Charles Blissett.
George W. Rawlinson
Jun 3, 1868 - Jul 1, 1930
FARMER DIED THERE
TUESDAY AT NOON
George Rawlinson, aged about
sixty-two years, pioneer resident of
Navarro county and well-known
farmer of the Powell community
for a number of years, died at his
home Tuesday noon, following a
stroke of paralysis, and the funeral
was held Wednesday afternoon at 2.30, with interment in the
cemetery. The funeral services
were conducted by Rev. A. E.
Walker, Church of Christ minister
of Waxahachie. Mr. Rawlinson
suffered a stroke of paralysis
about three years ago and a second
stroke Monday afternoon.
Prior to moving to the Powell
community, Mr. Rawllnson resided
in the Blooming Grove community.
Surviving are his wife, three sons,
Fred Rawlinson and Aubrey Rawlinson,
both of Corsicana; and
Doyle Rawlinson, Powell; and three
daughters, Mrs. Miller Crowley, Borger; Mrs. Ollie Sheppard, Midland; and Miss Jewell Rawlinson,
PROMINENT POWELL FARMER DIED THERE TUESDAY AT NOON
George Rawlinson, aged about sixty-two years, pioneer resident of Navarro county and well-known farmer of the Powell community for a number of years, died at his home Tuesday noon, following a stroke of paralysis and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with interment in the Kerens Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Walker, Church of Christ minister of Waxahachie. Mr. Rawlinson suffered a stroke of paralysis about three years ago and a second stroke Monday afternoon.
Prior to moving to the Powell community, Mr. Rawlinson resided in the Blooming Grove community.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, Fred Rawlinson and Aubrey Rawlinson, both of Corsicana; and Doyle Rawlinson, Powell; and three daughters, Mrs. Miller Crowley, Borger; Mrs. Ollie Sheppard, Midland; and Miss Jewell Rawlinson, Powell.
William Sam Crowley
Jul 14, 1896 - Aug 1, 1973
Services for Sam Crowley, 77, of Kerens, were held at 10 a.m.
Saturday at Kerens First United Methodist Church.
Burial was in the Kerens
Survivers include his widow, two daughters, three sons, a brother,
13 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Elijah Brazil Burkhalter
Apr 26, 1858 - Mar 10, 1948
E. B. BURKHALTER
THURSDAY 2 P. M.
Funeral services for E. B. Burkhalter,
89, who died earlv Wednesday
at the Twilight Home, 708 West
Seventh avenue, were held Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial
was in the Kerens
rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin
C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central
Born April 26, 1858, in Mississippi,
he resided in the Kerens community
for a number of years before
moving to Corsicana 39 years ago.
Surviving are six children, W. F.
Burkhalter. Chatfleld; Mrs. E. E.
Williams. Kerens; M. W. Burkhalter.
Gibsland, La.; Mrs. T. J. Bradshaw, Reno, Nev.; Mrs. Ruth Miller,
Corsicana, and Virgil Burkhalter.
Honolulu: a sister, Mrs. L. P.
Butler. New Orleans, La.; and a
number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren
and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Charles Washburn,
Jerry Meyers, A. B. Burleson,
L. K. Carraway, W. H. Hayes.
Honorary pallbearers were friends
of the family.
Billy Joe Phillips
Dec 31, 1944 - May 21, 1972
are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday
at the Ed C. Smith and Brothers
Funeral Home Chapel in Dallas
for Billy Joe Phillips, 27, of
Dallas. Rev. G,W. Prater will
Phillips died Sunday in Dallas.
He was a native of Houston, a
member of the Baptist church
and served in the Navy.
Graveside services will be at 5
p.m. Tuesday in Kerens.
Survivors include his widow,
Mrs. Sharon Phillips of Dallas; a
daughter, Shelley Renee Phillips
of Dallas; a son, Jeffrey A.
Phillips of Dallas; his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Phillips of
Mesquite; a brother, James
Edward Phillips of Seagoville;
and his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. J.R. Phillips of Dallas.
Charles Watson Bayless
Dec 13, 1871 - Jun 21, 1936
Man Dies Result
Charles Watson Bayless, aged 61 years, of Murchison, Texas, formerly of Navarro county, died In
the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic late Sunday afternoon from gunshot
wounds received early Sunday at Murchison. Details of the
shooting were not available here.
The funeral services will be held
at the Kerens cemetery Tuesday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, where
interment will be made. The rites
will be conducted by Rev. I.
Morgan of Greggton, Texas.
Surviving are his wife, Murchison; three daughters, Mrs. G. W.
Barnctt, Longview; Mrs. Jessie
Poss. Murchison; Mrs. Willie
Black, Athens; a son, C. Bayless,
Murchison; several grandchildren,
two brothers, M. O. Bayless, Corsicana, and J. R. Bayless.
Okla., and a sister, Mrs. J.
Funeral arrangements are being
handled by the Corley Funeral
Matilda E. (Butler) Ivey
Apr 6, 1860 - Jun 20, 1932
SISTER CORSICANA RESIDENTS DIED IN KERENS LAST NIGHT
KERENS, June 21.—(AP)—Mrs.
M. E. Ivey, age 72 years, pioneer
resident of Kerens, died there at
9:30 Monday night, and burial
was in the Kerens
cemetery at 4
o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with
Rev. W. A. Corken officiating.
She is survived by one son,
Ford Ivey, Kerens; one daughter,
Miss Zena Ivey, Kerens; two sisters
Miss Ora Ivey, Corsicana and
Mrs. C. T. Banister, Corsicana;
and one brother, Elmer Butler,
Stockton Funeral Home had
charge of the arrangements.
Hazel (Hall) Hunsaker
Sep 5, 1933 - Jun 12
HUNSAKER, HAZEL, 70 of Farmers Branch died June 12th in
Dallas. She was born Sept. 5, 1933 in Dawson to Grover and Ethel
Hall. She had retired from Firemans Fund Insurance as a bookkeeper.
Visitation: June 16th from 6-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Funeral:
June 17th at 10:00 A.M., DeBerry Funeral Chapel, with burial at
Roselawn Cemetery, Denton. Pallbearers: Daniel McNulty, Jerry and
Greg Fussell, Harper Young, Scott Thompson, Bob Good. Surviviors:
daughter, Becky, and husband Jerry Helms of Richardson, son; William
Scott Thames and wife, Edaena Oregon of Farmers Branch, brother;
Dutch and wife Kay Isbell, grandchildren: Matt and Michelle Helms,
Susan Isabella Thames Oregon, nephew: Pete and wife Debbie Isbell
and children, niece; Sue and husband Conrad Hess, her longtime
friend and poodle, Buddy. Her strength, determination and love was a
source of inspiration for her family and her many friends who are
too many to list. Deberry Funeral Directors Denton TX 940-383-4200
May 18, 1918 - Jan 17, 1997
Richard Lloyd Stokes
Richard Lloyd Stokes, 78, River Oaks, died Jan. 17, 1997, in White
Visitation is 2-4 p.m. today at Biggers Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Services are Monday at 1 p.m. at Biggers Funeral Chapel. Graveside
services are 4:30 p.m. Monday at
Pattison Cemetery in
Mr. Stokes was born in Emhouse and has lived in the Fort Worth area
since 1958. He served in the U. S. Air Force during
World War 11 and the
Korean Conflict, and retired in
1960. He later worked as an inspector for the Department of Housing
and Urban Development where he retired in 1978. He was a member of
V. F. W. Post #8235 and #2137, the American Legion and Disabled
American Veterans. He was affiliated with the Methodist Church.
Mr. Stokes is survived by his wife, Glenna F. Stokes of River Oaks;
son and daughter-in-law, Richard Harper and Betty Barnett Stokes of
Hickory, N. C. ; daughters, Angela and Michael D. Berry of Fort
Worth and Mrs. Debra and Joe L. Gonzalez of El Paso; brother, Robert
E. Stokes of Chula Vista, Calif.; grandchildren, Douglas Stokes and
Susan Stokes of Hickory, N. C.; Cassidy Pressley of Fort Worth; and
Celicia Gonzales and Cassandra Gonzales, both of El Paso; and a
number of other family members.
Mr. Stokes was preceded in death by his parents, Ira L. and Bessie
M. Stokes and a sister, Miss “Sissie” Stokes.
Arrangements by Biggers Funeral Chapel.
Feb 26, 1898 - May 11, 1975
Services are pending in Dallas for Homer Mitcham, 77, resident of
Dallas and native of Corsicana, who died at 4 p.m. Sunday in Dallas.
He was a former employee of the Corsicana Fire Department and Texas
Power and Light Company,
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mildred Mitcham of Dallas; three
brothers, Frank Mitcham and Walter Mitcham Mitcham and Walter
both of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Cartlidge and Mrs. Homer
Reames both of Corsicana and Mrs. Earla Mae Sullivan of Cedar Creek
Mar 2, 1868 - Apr 24, 1944
Funeral Services Held Wednesday For James W. Mitchell
Funeral services for James W. Mitchell were held at the McCormick
Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The rites were conducted by
S. Fisher, pastor of the Methodist church.
James W. Mitchell was born in Arkansas, March 2, 1868, and expired
at the age of 76 years, 1 month and 23 days. He came to Texas in
1902 and has lived in this community since that time. He has lived
and been associated with the Ingram family since he was 12 years of
age. He was a Methodist by preference.
Mr. Mitchell was well known as an industrious farmer and a good
citizen. He leaves no survivors but a host of friends to mourn his
Pallbearers were L. J. McGraw, N. H. Green, Buster Warren, Ed Reed,
Hollis Pitts and W. A. Crawford.
Interment was in the Rose
Hill cemetery, with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge of
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Apr 28, 1944
- Submitted by Karen Rost
- His death certificate shows his death date as Apr 25,
1944 and middle initial W.
J. W. Mitchell Dies In Sleep
A coroners inquest was held Tuesday morning by Justice Ben Carroll
when an aged man, J. W. Mitchell was discovered dead in bed in the
John King building. The verdict of the inquest was death occurred
from natural causes.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Apr 28, 1944
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Margaret Evalyn (Barham)
Oct 22, 1915 - Jan 16, 1993
Margaret Evalyn Jordan
Margaret Evalyn Jordan, 77, of Navarro Mills, died Jan. 16, 1993, at
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Church in Blooming
Grove with the Rev. Marvin Moore officiating. Burial will be in
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of
Survivors include, two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Katie
Jordan and Ronnie and Wanda Jordan, all of Navarro Mills, one
daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Gene Tribble of Navarro Mills,
her mother-in-law, Lela Jordan of Corsicana; three brothers-in-law,
James Jordan of Everman, Jackie Jordan of Nacogdoches and Tommie
Jordan of Pasadena; two sisters-in-law, Gelene Curry of Corsicana
and Joan Paschall of Mexia; seven grandchildren and 12
James Louis “Jim”
Aug 23, 1944 - Mar 23, 1994
James L. Marriott, Jr.
James L. “Jim” Marriott, Jr., 49, of Dallas, died March 23, 1944 in
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at
Dresden Cemetery with
the Rev. Spencer Ray will officiate. Services are under the
direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He was born August 23, 1944 in Corsicana.
Survivors include three daughters, Lori Ann Hudspeth of Garland, Amy
Duncan of Temple and Stacey Marriott of Carrollton; one son, David
Marriott of Atlanta, Ga.; his father, James L. Marriott, Sr. of
Corsicana; his mother Ruby Melton Marriott of Dallas; a sister, Rita
Wilemon of Kerens; a brother Lynn Marriott of Corsicana; two
grandchildren; one niece and two nephews.
Jun 17, 1956 - Aug 6, 1994
Austin Ray LeJeune
Austin Ray LeJeune, 38, of Barry, died Aug. 6, 1994.
Services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
with Keith Royal officiating. Burial will be in
Survivors include his mother, Agnes Eves of Lake Charles, La; his
wife, Kathy LeJeune of Barry; one son, James LeJeune of Barry; one
daughter, Jenifer LeJeune of Barry; three brothers, Terry LeJeune of
Barry; Gerald LeJeune of Blooming Grove and Helman LeJeune of Lake
Charles; one sister, Sonja LeJeune of Lake Charles; and a
grandmother Josephine Cradeur Leon of Lake Charles.
Jul 31, 1911 – Aug 6, 1994
Alline Stubblefield, 83, of Blooming Grove, died Aug. 6, 1994, at
Baylor Hospital in Ennis.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in
Blooming Grove, with Tommy Hood officiating. Burial will be in
Survivors include two sisters, Lela Smith of Blooming Grove and
Tommie Hall of Dallas; three nieces, Barbara Ledbetter of Blooming
Grove, Sharon Kitchens and Jewel Kitchens, both of Roland, Ark.; and
one nephew Thomas Barnes of Oklahoma.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Barnes, Tommy Barnes, Dusty Ledbetter,
Jimmy Colbard, Richard Kirk and Melvin Boatman.
William Hardin “Bill”
Apr 19, 1915 - Jun 16, 1998
W. H. “Bill” Hargrove
W. H. “Bill” Hargrove, 83, of Richland, passed away Tuesday, June
16, 1998, in Richland.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with David L.
Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Lynn Scruggs, Bruce Denbow, James McDonald, William
Baldwin, Clinton Coker and J. D. Burleson.
Mr. Hargrove was born in Brandon on April 19, 1915. He attended the
Richland Baptist Church.
Mr. Hargrove is survived by his wife, Sibyl Hargrove of Richland;
sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Willine Hargrove of Spring,
Keith and Nancy Hargrove of Houston; grandsons, Eddie Hargrove and
Jeff Hargrove, both of Spring; great grandchild, Jacob Hargrove of
Spring; sisters, Dorothy Hawthorne of Mesquite, Louise Glowney of
San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the
Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main, Corsicana, 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mar 21, 1937 - Mar 17, 1995
Lola Venita Hurst
Lola Venita Hurst, 57, of Teague died March 17, 1995 in Parkview
Hospital in Mexia.
A private memorial service is pending.
Miss Hurst was born March 21, 1937 in Lawton, Oklahoma. She lived in
Teague for the past 12 years.
She is survived by three brothers, Lester Hurst, Jr. of Landers,
Wyo., Lloyd B. Hurst of Teague, and Robert Calvin Hurst of Magnolia;
two sisters, Mary Lee Lucas of Stratford and Levetta Childs of Lubec,
Maine; and several nieces and nephews.
Cross Lane, Jr.
May 18, 1930 - Mar 18, 1995
Lester Cross Lane, Jr.
Lester Cross Lane, Jr., 64, of Teague, died March 18, 1995, at his
The family will receive visitors Monday at Ricks Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ricks Funeral Home, with
Rev. Walter Brown and Rev. Greg Hall officiating. Burial will follow
in Dew Cemetery.
Mr. Lane was born May 18, 1930, in Lanely Community. He lived in
Teague all of his life. He ownes and operated Lane’s Exxon in Teague
for many years. He was a member of the Freestone Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Mae Lane of Teague; three
daughters, Joyce Barr of Irving, Jeanie Woodall of Mexia and Delores
Gilbert of Teague; one son, Marvin Lane of Teague; his parents,
Lester and Gertrude Lane of Fairfield; two brothers, J. B. Lane of
Fairfield and Thomas Earl Lane of Mexia; 12 grandchildren; two
step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death two step-grandchildren, Louise and Sammie
Cast; and one great-grandchild, Jerrod Bradley Drury.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, March 20, 1995
- Submitted by Diane Richards
- 1st wife Pearl Leverne (McCeig) Lane-McAdams 2nd wife
Annie Mae (Brown) Cast-Lane s/o Lester Cross Lane, Sr. and Lucy
Gertrude (Hartley) Lane
May 25, 1905 - Nov 1, 1997
Celeska Claudine Read
Celeska Claudine Read, 92, of Fairfield died Nov. 1.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Capps Memorial Chapel
with Rev. Mark Woodward officiating. Burial will follow at the
Ms. Read was born May 25, 1905, in the Butler community of Freestone
County. She was a beautician and a member of the First United
Baptist Church of Fairfield.
Mrs. Read is survived by a niece, Darnell Walker of Fairfield.
Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.
Aug 14, 1903 - Nov 2, 1997
Iona H. Peacock
Graveside services for Iona H. Peacock, 94, of Houston and former
resident of Temple will be held today at 1 p.m. at Bellwood Memorial
Park with Dr. R. Wade Paschal and Rev. Stephen Schmidt officiating.
Mrs. Peacock passed away Nov. 2, in a Houston nursing home.
Mrs. Peacock was born Aug. 14, 1903, the daughter of John D. Holder
and Annie Beadles Holder. She married the Rev. Allen A. Peacock,
former minister of the 7th Street United Methodist Church in Temple
where they served from 1942 to 1945. He preceded her in death in
1986. As a ministers wife, she and her husband served churches in
Hart, Knox City, Silverton, Corsicana, Cisco, Brownwood, Fort Worth
Central and Aldersgate United Methodist in Arlington. When her
husband was the Cisco District Superintendent, she was very active
in all womens societies of each church she and Rev. Peacock served.
She taught Sunday school and was the youth director in Waco. Rev.
and Mrs. Peacock retired from the ministry in 1977. In 1981, they
returned to Temple. After the death of her husband in 1986, she
moved to Houston where she resided until her death.
Mrs. Peacock is survived by three daughters, Betty Jo Peacock
Petrello of Santa Teresa, New Mexico, Allene Peacock Cook Hardt of
temple, and Paulene Peacock Paschal of Houston; a brother, J. D.
Holder, Jr. of Sulphur Springs; ten grandchildren, 16
great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oak
Park Methodist Church in Temple.
Arrangements by Sheffield Funeral Home, 3220 South 31st Street,
Charles Thurman Meacham
May 8, 1925 - Jan 09, 1997
Charles T. Meacham
Charles T. Meacham, 71, Fairfield, died Jan. 9, 1997, in Richardson.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Capps Chapel in
Fairfield, with Rev. Hoyt McPherson of Cornerstone Baptist Church in
Fairfield officiating. Special music will be “How Great Thou Art” &
“A Closer Walk With Thee.” Burial will follow in the Fairfield
Mr. Meacham was born May 8, 1925 in Temple. He was employed as a
security guard at Texas Utilities, Mr. Meacham was a member of the
Cornerstone Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Meacham of Fairfield; a daughter
Beverly LeGuin and husband, Doug of Lewisville; sons Charles Keith
Meacham and wife, Karen of Lewisville; and Terry Meacham and wife,
Wendy of Richardson; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild;
brother, Craig Meacham and wife, Louise of Richardson; and sister
Janice Zelmer and husband, Milton of Cleveland.
Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Jan 10, 1997
- Submitted by
- Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Texas
- h/o Wanda Maxine (Diddle) Meacham s/o Thurman Meacham and
Lovell (Dennis) Meacham
Aug 29, 1905 - Apr 29, 1997
Lillian Alline Miller
Funeral services for Miss Lillian Alline Miller, 91, of Oakwood,
will be today at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
Oakwood, with Rev. Bill Newman officiating. Burial will follow in
Oakwood City Cemetery.
Miss Miller died Tuesday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, at
the time of her death she was a resident of Heritage Oaks Nursing
Home in Corsicana. She was born August 29, 1905 in Oakwood to Andrew
Neal and Mattie Lane Miller. Miss Miller was a member of the First
United Methodist Church of Oakwood. She was a member of Daughters of
American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, and Daughter of
the Republic of Texas. Miss Miller was a retired teacher of 43
years, teaching in Oakwood, Fairfield and Marshall with most of her
years spent in Marshall High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by several
cousins, Jack Sisco of Corsicana, Sharon Knight of Carrollton, and
Alan Lane Gooch of McGregor.
Pallbearers will be Lee Bing, Al Matthews, B. G. Gilbert, Fred
Magouirk, F. G. Lipsey, and Brent Bing.
Arrangements by Bailey & Foster in Palestine.
William Dwight “Bill” Graves
Mar 12, 1918 - Jun 15, 1998
William D. “Bill” Graves
William D. “Bill” Graves, 80, of Tyler, passed away Wednesday, June
15, 1998, at his residence.
Services were 9 a.m. today at Cathedral in the Pines, with Rev.
Terry Sustaire officiating. Interment followed at Cathedral in the
Mr. Graves was born at Atlanta, Ga. on March 12, 1918. He had lived
in Smith County most of his life. He was a warehouse supervisor for
K. Wolens and was an Air Force veteran of
World War II. He was a
member of Copeland Baptist Church.
Mr. Graves is survived by his wife, Emma Jo Graves of Tyler, Sons,
William Glen Graves of Whitehouse, Jerry Wayne Graves of Tyler,
Stephen Linear Graves of Tyler; seven grandchildren; one great
grandson; brothers Richard R. “Dick” Graves of Tyler, John G. Graves
of Burleson; sister, Cora May Tomlin of Tyler; and several nieces
Arrangements by Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- June 17, 1998
- Submitted by
- Cathedral in the Pines, Tyler, Texas
- U. S. Airforce WWII
- h/o Mary Bell (Rose) Graves and Emma
Jo (Curry) Graves s/o Glen D. Graves and Ruby May (Harris)
Aug 5, 1939 - Jan 17, 1993
James C. Minatra
James C. Minatra, 53, of Purdon, died Jan. 17, 1993, at Navarro
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Roughton Funeral
Home in Corsicana with the Rev. Gary Hartley and the Rev. William
Dollar. Burial will be in the
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and Randy Clay
and Paula and Mike Bates, all of Pursley, his parents, Effie and Max
Ganze of Pursley; one brother, Billy Minatra of Pursley; two
sisters, Dorothy Ganze of Pursley and Margaret Butler of Mathis; two
grandchildren, Brody Clay and Brandon Bates.
Sep 22, 1908 - Mar 17, 1995
B. H. Murry
B. H. Murry, 86, of Corsicana died March 17, 1995 in Corsicana.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 20 in the Corley
Funeral Chapel with Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will
be in the Hamilton-Beeman
Cemetery in Retreat.
Pallbearers will be Maurice Pollock, Grover Pearson, J. T. Allan,
Berlin Compton, Leighton Dawson and Morgan Lowe.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Friendship Sunday
school class of First Baptist Church of Corsicana.
Mr. Murry was born Sept. 22, 1908 in Gatesville. He taught Sunday
school at Memorial Baptist Church for more than 20 years. He was
also a member of First Baptist Church. He retired after 36 years
with the Railroad.
He is survived by his wife, Laverne Harris Murry of Corsicana and
four sisters, Ruby Rogers, Maurine Adams, Riva Whisenhunt, all of
Gatesville, and Robbie Cox of Pecos.
Jan 18, 1895 - Jun 1, 1956
Dallas Rites For Ted B. Ferguson With Burial Here
Funeral services for Ted B. Ferguson, 61, Texas Power and Light
Company vice president, who died of a heart attack in a Dallas
hospital Friday, were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Wynne Chapel
of the Highland Park Presbyterian church.
A second service will be held at the
here Saturday at 4 p.m., where interment will be made.
The Dallas rites were conducted by Dr. William M. Elliott, Jr.,
pastor of the church, while the services here will be held by Dr.
Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.
A native of Dallas, Ferguson was educated in the Dallas Schools and
Terrell Prep school in Dallas.
Ferguson was employed with insurance firms before serving with the
Army at Texas A. and M. College in 1918 during World War 1 and
joined the Texas Power and Light Company as a salesman in 1926,
being sent to Corsicana. He became district manager of the utility
here in 1927 and served until 1937 when he was transferred to Dallas
as vice president in charge of advertising. Sales supervision was
added to his duties in 1940. He was a director of both the TP and L
and Southland Life Insurance company.
He was a former president of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce and
was active in the Public Utilities Advertising Association, director
of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, member of the industrial
development committee of the State Fair of Texas, and a member of
the legislative committee of the Texas Manufacturing association. He
was a past president of the North Texas chapter of the Public
Relations Society of America.
Ferguson was a member of the Highland Park Presbyterian church,
Dallas Press Club, Scottish Rite Masons, IOOF Lodge, Sigma Delta
Chi, Dallas Electric Club and Dallas Advertising club.
Surviving are his wife, Ellen Douglas Carpenter Ferguson, Dallas; a
daughter, Mrs. B. L. Sanders, Jr., two grandsons, B. L. Sanders III
and Ted Ferguson Sanders, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Mary
Greenfield, Dallas, and other relatives including a nephew, Embry
Ferguson, district manager of the Texas Power and Light Company
Pallbearers are Tyree L. Bell, W. W. Lynch, F. M. Ryburn, Ted Dealy,
Raymond Potts, and R. L. Johnsol, all of Dallas; Allin F. Mitchell,
Corsicana, and Dr. Alex Dickle, Denton.
McCammon Funeral Home directed.
Jan. 11, 1898 - Aug. 14, 1985
Mrs. Ellen Carpenter Ferguson, wife of the late Ted B. Ferguson,
died Wednesday in Corsicana after an extended illness.
Service will be at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel with Dr. Tom Graves officiating. Burial will follow in
Mrs. Ferguson was born, Jan. 11, 1898 in Corsicana, the daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis T. Carpenter, early Navarro County
settlers. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School and
Ward-Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn.
She was a longtime member of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church
in Dallas, of which her father was a founding member, and
Westminister Presbyterian Church in Corsicana. Mrs. Ferguson was a
charter member of James Blair Chapter of Daughters of the American
Revolution, had served as president of the 19th Century Club, the
Lyceum Club of Dallas, and was a longtime member of the Dallas
Woman’s Club and the Craig Class in Dallas.
She was an active supporter for many years of civic, cultural and
patriotic activities in her community.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. B. Lynn
Sanders Jr. of Corsicana; two grandsons, B. Lynn Sanders III of
Corsicana and Ted F. Sanders of Austin; two great grandsons of
Austin; and a sister, Mrs. Robert W. Austin of Mount Washington,
Pallbearers will be John C. Tatum, William Clarkson, James E.
Fortson, A. Wade Blackford, Jack McFerran, Dan A. Story, James T.
West, Dr. Robert Mertz, Dr. C. S. Stroud Jr., and Claiborne Simpson.
Honorary pallbearers include Ralph R. Brown, George Weinschel, Dave
Kelton, Jack Cunningham, J. M. Dyer Sr., John R. Corley and Dr.
William B. Mayfield.
Jan 18, 1924 - Aug 14, 1985
ARLINGTON—Maurice Bryson, 61, of Arlington and formerly of
Corsicana, died Wednesday in Dallas.
Service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in
Corsicana. Burial will be at
He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Distinguished Service
Medal for service during
World War II.
He was a post chaplain for the Arlington Veterans of Foreign Wars
and member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington.
Survivors include his wife; Mrs. Wilma Bryson of Arlington; two
sons, Thomas Bryson of Darmstadt, Germany and Hans W. Bryson of
Ovilla; five grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Eula Mae Bryson of
Corsicana; and a brother, Dwane Bryson of Corsicana.
Margaret S. (unk) Johnson
Nov 22, 1919 - Jan 17, 1997
Margaret S. Johnson
Margaret S. Johnson, 77, of Corsicana, died Jan. 17, 1997, at his
Graveside services are today at 3 p.m. at
Cemetery, with Dr. David Hale officiating.
Honorary pallbearers are Julius Flores, Dewayne Woodcock, Jim Cross,
Fred Almendarez and James Sterling.
Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Martin Mill.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her son, Gene Johnson of Corsicana;
daughter and son-in-law, Linda and John Lewis of Corsicana;
granddaughter and husband, Paige and Randy Howard of Purdon;
grandson, Lance Lewis of Corsicana; and step granddaughters,
Jennifer and Kelly Lewis.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
abt. 1846 - Aug 1, 1927
AGED WOMAN DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL
Mrs. S. H. West, aged 81 years, resident of Corsicana for 32 years,
died at the Navarro county hospital at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon
and the funeral cortege left the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors at
10 o’clock Tuesday morning for Chatfield, where interment was made.
She was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving are seven children as follows: Mrs. B. K. Downey, Frost;
J. O. Johnson, Frost; Mrs. Della Wooley, Frost; Mrs. Mollie
Armstrong, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Brannon, Shannon, Miss.; Mrs. Ben
Long, Fort Worth, and Sam West, Powell. A large number of grand
children also survive.
Mrs. West was born in Mississippi.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tuesday, Aug 2, 1927
- New Chatfield
- Catherine C. Monts Johnson West was my
great-grandmother. She was born in June 1843 in Itawamba County
Mississippi. She married Allen Johnson on Nov. 9, 1859. They had one son,
Jessie. Allen Johnson died in the Civil War on January 21, 1862. She
married Samuel Houston West on January 7, 1867. She died August 1, 1927.
... Jayne Johnson Gillen
May 8, 1881 - Jul 27, 1959
Hervey Rites Held Wednesday
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Corley Chapel for
Herbert E. Hervey, 78, retired Tupelo grocer, who died Monday
following an extended illness. The Rev. Marvin James, pastor of the
Chatfield and Tupelo Methodist churches, officiated. Burial was in
the new Chatfield Cemetery.
A native of Navarro county, Hervey had lived all his life in the
Chatfield, Tupelo and Hester communities. He was in the grocery
business 35 years, retiring in 1954. He had been a member of Tupelo
Methodist church 60 years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Golden Burdine Hervey; two sons, A. B.
Hervey of Little Rock and H. A. Hervey of Dallas; one daughter. Mrs.
Charles T. Hubbard of Stanford, Ky.; seven grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren; and one brother, W .E. Hervey of Longmont,
Pallbearers were Joe Robinson, Alvin Jones, Pleas Mitchell, R. B.
Burdine, Jr., Amos Harwell and J. F. Ray.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, July 29, 1959
- Submitted by Diane Richards
- Twin to Horace L. Hervey h/o Daisy Golden (Burdine)
Hervey married Nov. 17, 1900 in Navarro County s/o Albert
Gallatin Hervey and Grizelda Elizabeth (Kirby) Hervey
Daisy Golden (Burdine) Hervey
Feb 22, 1885 - Nov 1, 1972
Funeral services were to be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at a local funeral
home chapel for Mrs. Golden Burdine Hervey, 87, of Tupelo, who died
Wednesday morning in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Mark Childress
officiated and burial was in the
new Chatfield Cemetery.
Survivor include two sons, a daughter, seven grandchildren, 10
great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter, and two
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday, November 2, 1972
- Submitted by Diane Richards
- w/o Herbert E. Hervey married Nov. 17, 1900 Navarro
County, Tx. d/o Wylie Calhoun Burdine and Lucy Davis (Monts)
abt. 1845 Oct. 23, 1913
In memory of W. H. Harris, who departed this life on the 23d day of
October, 1913, aged 68 years. He was a native of Georgia, entered
the Confederate service early in '63, at Savannah, Ga., enlisting in
Company B, 22d Georgia battery heavy artillery.
Remained in service there until early in '64, when he was
transferred to his brother's, Captain Thomas W. Harris's company,
12th Georgia regiment, one of the famous old fighting regiments of
Jackson's command. He participated in the battles around Richmond.
Was wounded in the battle at Charlestown, Va.; surrendered with his
command at Appomatox, Va.; returned to his home near Oglethorp, Ga.,
and in October, 1866, left his native state and moved to this state
and engaged in farming near Chattfield and was a successful farmer
until his health failed him, when he sold his farm and moved up into
Washington county, Ark., bought a small farm and engaged in fruit
and truck farming for several years, and finally came back to
Navarro county, where for the past few years he superintended the
farm of his brother-in-law, Mr. S. M. Ransom of Corsicana, until
attacked by that dread malady, cancer of the face, when he came back
to Chatfield, as he expressed it "that he might die among his old
friends and be laid to rest beside his sainted mother." He fought
bravely the ravages of the grim monster, and realized and was fully
conscious of his wasting strength as the terrible disease
with its poisonous germs devoured his life. He passed away
peacefully without a struggle, at the home of his old friends, Mr.
and Mrs. James Crockett, near Chatfield, where sympathetic hearts
and kindly ministering hands supplied his every want and relieved
his suffering as far as possible.
He faced the last enemy as fearlessly as in the ‘60’s he had faced
the missiles of death as he marched with the battalions of Lee and
Jackson in defense of the southland. After the close of the war he,
with the writer, were in school together and many acts of kindness
he did for me then and in later years, and for others I know of, are
held in kindly remembrance and rise up before me now demanding
He leaves a brother, Captain T. W. Harris of Chicago, and four
nephews, Messrs. Ben, Tom, Hewitt and Hugh Harris, and one niece,
Miss Mary Park, also a brother-in-law, Mr. S. M. Ransom, and sons
Harris, Julian and Tom. and niece, Mrs. Hallie Davis, all of whom,
while not permitted to be at his bedside during the last hour,
contributed in every way to his comfort during his illness. His
every wish was compiled with and he quietly passed away and is
resting beside the mother he loved so well, under the shade of the
trees in the old cemetery at Chatfield, and let us believe that in
the last moments as he called in tender "brothers'," as he had done
in the long ago, it was granted to him in his wisdom to catch a
glimpse of the clear old sweet face. Rest then in peace, old friend.
No worthier tribute could be paid that by the Poet Pirest of the
South in his immortal verse.
"On fame's eternal camping ground is the bivouac of the silent dead
of the lost cause, the memory of whose
deeds of valor are enshrined in the hearts of their countrymen."
R.. M. McMULLIN.
Chatfield, Nov. 21, 1913
abt. 1858 - Apr. 29, 1877
In Memory of Arthur Mitcham
The subject of this notice died at the residence of his father,
James Mitcham, near Rice, Navarro county, Texas, April 29, 1877,
after a painful illness of many days.
This young man fell while standing at the very gates of manhood and
usefulness, being in his nineteenth year. The long train of weeping
relatives, sad hearted schoolmates, and sympathizing friends and
neighbors, who met early at the Academy, where the deceased but a
few days since stood at the head of his classes an honored and
beloved student, told more powerful than the tongue or pen can tell,
that the deep heart and wide feelings of our entire community had
While it is sad to chronicle a death like this, yet it is highly
gratifying to the bereaved parents and friends to feel that they
were not left alone in the valley of sorrow.
The long train of mourners who followed in line to the church at
Chatfield, where there was a large congregation of people, to whom
was delivered a solemn and impressive discourse by Rev. J. A. Ward,
after which the remains were removed to the silent grave, where the
beautiful and impressive ceremony of the United Friends of
Temperance, of which he was an active officer, was solemnly
pronounced. He having lived and died consistent member of the
Methodist church, we “mourn not as those who have no hope.”
Resolved, By the Council of the United Friends of Temperance that we
have the above obituary published in the Corsicana Observer and the
L. B. Haynie, Walter Clopton, Jerry Ward, >Com.
Aug 8, 1871 - May 22, 1950
Evening; Funeral Tuesday
William M. Neal, 78, native of Navarro county, died at the P. and S.
Hospital Sunday night.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday
at 2 p.m. with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North
Side Baptist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Springer, and a
granddaughter, Miss Ernestine Springer. both of Farmer’s Branch.
Sep 29, 1874 - July 29, 1925
Funeral Services For Mrs. Nollie Neal
Funeral services for Mrs. Nollie Neal, 50 years old, who died at her
home near Cryer Creek Wednesday morning were held at
cemetery at 3:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon with interment. Rev. Peeples officiated.
The deceased is survived by her husband Walter Neal; daughter
Kathleen, aged eight years; one brother, George Chilton, Cryer
Creek; one half-brother, Guy Blankenship, Topeka, Kans.; and one
sister, Mrs. Kate Robinson, Cryer Creek.