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Charlie B. Knott
Nov 5, 1907 - Jan 1, 1993

Charlie B. Knott, 85, of Corsicana died Jan. 1, 1993 in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel.
Brother Bill Honea will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 5, 1907 in New Market, Alabama. He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Shug Knott, in 1982.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Pat Knott of Corsicana; one sister, Virginia Morton of Garland; one brother, L. V. Knott of Lancaster, six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Thomas Eugene Quinn
July 12, 1920 - Jan 1, 1993

Thomas Eugene Quinn, 72, of Corsicana, died Jan. 1, 1992 [sic], at Mel-Haven Convelescent Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his foster mother, Mamie Page; and 11 children.

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Mary Violet Temple
Sep 24, 1894 - Jan 3, 1993

Mary Violet Temple, 98, of Corsicana, died Jan. 3, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital

Graveside services were 10 a.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery, with Bill Honea officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two nephews, Franklin C. Temple of Houston and George Temple of Beaumont.

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Elisabeth Cathrine (Church) Tabraham
Oct 9, 1911 - Jan 5, 1993

Elisabeth Tabraham, 81, of Liberty, died Jan. 5, 1993, at the Baptist Hospital in Liberty.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Oakwood Cemetery, with Dr. Dale Gorman officiating. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. She was a former resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include one nephew and niece-in-law, Dr. Jere and Vernille Showalter of Liberty; one great-niece, Sharon Duncan of Amarillo, Jere Showalter III of Dallas.

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Elisabeth Tabraham

Elisabeth Tabraham, 81, of Liberty, died Jan. 5, 1993 at the Baptist Hospital in Liberty.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Oakwood Cemetery, with Dr. Dale Gorman officiating. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 9, 1911 in Corsicana and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Church, pioneer residents of Corsicana. She is the sister of Hazel Church Showalter.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon Tabraham.

Survivors include one nephew and niece-in-law, Dr. Jere and Vernille Showalter of Liberty, one great-niece, Sharon Duncan of Amarillo, Jere Showalter III of Dallas.

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Albert C. Frazier
Jun 2, 1913 - Jan 5, 1993

A. C. Frazier, 79, of Malakoff, died Jan. 5, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born June 2, 1913, in Roane. He was a former resident of Corsicana and a retired mail carrier for the U. S. Postal Service. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Malakoff and a veteran of World War II where he served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1941 - 1945.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Frazier of Malakoff; one son, Randy Frazier of Henderson; and four grandchildren

Pallbearers will be Bill Cogdell, John Bumgardner, Benny Rogers, Robert Bush, Henry Bevels and Newton Davis.

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Charles “Charlie” Borsellino
Nov 25, 1896 - Aug 20, 1970

Borsellino Rites Set Saturday

Charles Borsellino of Galveston, age 76, a former Corsicana resident, died in a hospital in Galveston Thursday morning. He had lived in the coast city for 30 years and was in business for himself.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Galveston.

Surviving are his wife, Mary and three sons of Galveston, Jerome, Paul and Donald, and a fourth son, Francis Joe of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Morris and a brother, Donald Borsellino of Corsican; eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Josephine Louise Chirafis
Jul 28, 1920 - Jan 3, 1933

Girl Died East Of Corsicana Early Tuesday Afternoon

Josephine Louise Chirafis, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Chirafis who reside on the Corsicana-Chatfield road, died Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.

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Frances (Territo) Chirafis
Dec 3, 1896 - Jun 4, 1975

Mrs. Chirafis

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for Mrs. Frances Chirafis, 79, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. John Fowler will officiate and burial will follow at the Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Chirafis was a native of Bryan and had lived here for 70 years.

A rosary will be held 8 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include one son, Johnny M. Chirafis of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. M. F. (Rosalee) Boyer of Abilene; two granddaughters, Mrs. Frances Matous of Corsicana and Mrs. Rose Ann Renouf of Arlington; two grandsons, John Mack Boyer and Stephen Boyer both of Abilene; four great-granddaughters, Kathleen, Mary Frances, Michelle and Denise Matous all of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Samaritano and Mrs. Margaret Palmeri, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Louis Territo, Joe Territo, Paul Territo, Donald Palmeri, Frank Borsellino, Louis Kormos, Louis Chirafis and Sammy Palmeri.

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Louis Joe Territo, Sr.
Jul 5, 1916 - Oct 23, 1973

Louis Territo
Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Louis Joe Territo, 57, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Dallas following a lengthy illness.

He was a native of Navarro County and had lived most of his life in Corsicana.

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Audrene Territo of Corsicana; two sons, Danny Territo and Joey Territo, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Jo Ann Territo of Corsicana; a step-son, Ricky Yeatts of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Josephine Phinney of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Patrick of Ferris, Miss Ann Territo, Mrs. Rosa Lee Johnson, and Mrs. Frances Holder, all of Lubbock, and Mrs. Vincie Walton of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

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Louis Joe Territo, Sr.
July 5, 1916 - Oct 23, 1973

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Church for Louis Territo, 57, who died Tuesday in Dallas following a lengthy illness. Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at a local funeral home chapel.

Rev. A. J. Merkel officiate [sic], and burial was at the Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, a daughter, five sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

He was owner of the Corsicana Motor Company and a local taxi cab company owner.

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Ponciano A. Gonzales
Nov 20, 1887 - Apr 14, 1973

P. Gonzales

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Church for Ponciano Gonzales, 85, of Corsicana, who died Saturday at Twilight Home. The Very Rev. August Merkel, pastor, officiated and burial was at Calvary Cemetery.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Survivors include two sons, Emmett Gonzales and Pete Gonzales, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Henry Chavoya of Dallas; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother, Quirino Gonzales of Dallas.

Pallbearers include Emmett Gonzales, Jr. Rickey Chavoya, Morris Gonzales, Tony Gonzales, Michael Chavoya, and Julius Flores 11.

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Josephine (Palmeri) Borsellino
Oct 19, 1904 - Feb 5, 1973

Mrs. Borsellino

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. tonight at the Corley Funeral home Chapel for Mrs. Don Borsellino, 68, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband Don Borsellino of Corsicana; a son, Francis Joe Borsellino of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Morris of Corsicana; five grandchildren, six brothers, Joe Palmeri, Jr., Steve Palmeri, Rudy Palmeri, and Donald Palmeri, all of Corsicana, Bill Palmeri of Garland and Sammy Palmeri of Waco; and two sisters, Mrs. A. W. Smith and Mrs. A. S. Nagy both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Charles Borsellino, Joe Borsellino, Johnny Chirafis, John Smith, Roney Merrell, and Louis Kormos.

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Mrs. Borsellino

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. tonight at the Corley Funeral home Chapel for Mrs. Don Borsellino, 68, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Rev. A. J. Merkel will officiate, and burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery..

She was a native of Diboll, Tex., and had lived in Corsicana since 1920.

Survivors include her husband, Don Borsellino of Corsicana; a son, Francis Joe Borsellino of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Morris of Corsicana; five grandchildren, six brothers, Joe Palmeri, Jr., Steve Palmeri, Rudy Palmeri, and Donald Palmeri, all of Corsicana, Bill Palmeri of Garland and Sammy Palmeri of Waco; and two sisters, Mrs. A.W. Smith and Mrs. A.S. Nagy both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Charles Borsellino, Joe Borsellino, Johnny Chirafis, John Smith, Roney Merrell, and Louis Kormos.

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Wilford Hubbard Morris
Feb 10, 1904 - Jul 21, 1927

W. H. MORRIS MET INSTANT DEATH LATE THURSDAY

EXTENSION CORD SHORTED AND CURRENT PASSED THOUGH BODY

While working repairing machinery at the Southland Cotton Oil company’s plant Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. W. H. Morris, aged 24 years, single, was almost instantly killed when an electric extension cord was in some manner shorted. The young man was perspiring freely and the current passed through his body. He had been employed by that firm for about three years. He was working with a negro laborer at the time of the fatal shock.

The remains were taken to Bazette Friday afternoon where interment was made at 4:30 o’clock.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morris of Round Prairie, south of Kerens; four brothers, Weldon, W. G. Johnny and Jack Morris, all of Round Prairie; four sisters, Mrs. J. A. Etheridge, Corsicana; Misses Hazel, Julia and Zetta Fern Morris, all of Round Prairie.

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W. H. MORRIS MET INSTANT DEATH LATE THURSDAY

EXTENSION CORD SHORTED AND CURRENT PASSED THROUGH BODY

While working repairing machinery at the Southland Cotton Oil company’s plant Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. W. H. Morris, aged 24 years, single, was almost instantly killed when an electric extension cord was in some manner shorted. The young man was perspiring freely and the current passed through his body. He had been employed by that firm for about three years. He was working with a negro laborer at the time of the fatal shock.

The remains were taken to Bazette Friday afternoon where interment was made at 4:30 o’clock.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morris of Round Prairie, south of Kerens; four brothers, Weldon, W. G., Johnny and Jack Morris, all of Round Prairie; four sisters, Mrs. J. A. Etheridge, Corsicana; Misses Hazel, Julia and Zetta Fern Morris, all of Round Prairie.

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William Edmond Horn
May 3, 1879 - Jul 1, 1965

W. E. Horn, 85, Dies Thursday

W. E. Horn, 85, retired implement dealer, long-time member and deacon of the First Baptist church, died Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gerald Williamson, Corsicana area Baptist missionary.

Horn had resided in Corsicana 58 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Mary Smith, Lisbon, La.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Abaraham Perry “Abe” Webster
Sep 7, 1845 - Feb 6, 1933

MEMBER FORREST’S BRIGADE IS DEAD; LIVED AT KERENS

KERENS, Feb. 6, 6—(Spl,)—A. T. Webster, aged 87, pioneer resident of Kerens, and Confederate veteran died at 12:20 here Monday morning, and funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. H. C. Bowman at the Methodist church.

Mr. Webster is survived by his widow and one brother, B. H. Webster of Dallas.

He was a member of the famous cavalry brigade led by General Forrest, during the Civil War.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 6, 1933
  • 1st wife Sarah Clementine “Sallie” (Findley) Webster 2nd wife Minnie Carolyn (Ross) Green-Webster married Dec. 4, 1927 buried in Kerens cemetery s/o Will Webster and Mary (Aston) Webster
  • Bazette cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Thomas Marion “Tom” Shelton, Sr.
Feb 11, 1869 - Mar 22, 1959

T. M. Shelton Dies Sunday Rites Tuesday

KERENS, March 23—(Spl.)—T. M. (Tom) Shelton, Sr., 90, retired farmer, died in the Stubbs Convalescent home in Corsicana Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church. Burial will be in the Bazette Baptist cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Ousley, Baptist minister, ad Rev. J. Garland McKee, pastor.

A native of Kentucky, he had spent most of his life in this community.

Surviving are four sons, Brack, Lester, Roland and T. M. Shelton, Jr., all of Kerens; four daughters, Mrs. Mid Tyner, Mrs. Ben R. Cherry and Mrs. Clint Baxter, all of Kerens, and Mrs. Rufus Massey, Long Beach, Calif.; 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Lila (Huggins) Shelton
Jun 26, 1874 - Dec 17, 1957

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Shelton

KERENS, Dec. 18—(Spl.)—Mrs. T. M. Shelton, Sr., 83, died at her home here Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church, of which she was a member, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in the Bazette Baptist cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. J. W. Ousley of Waco, and Rev. J. Garland McKee, pastor of the church.

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Shelton had resided in the Kerens vicinity most of her life.

Mrs. Shelton and her husband who survives celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year.

Surviving are her husband of Kerens; four sons, T. M. Jr., Brack, Lester and Roland Shelton, all of Kerens; four daughters, Mrs. Rufus Massey, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Mid Tyner, Mrs. Clint Baxter, and Mrs. Ben Cherry, all of Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Etheredge, Houston; 25 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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Tymoxsena (Dyer) Stephenson
Oct 20, 1852 - Jan 12, 1938

AGED WOMAN DIED PICKETT WEDNESDAY BURIAL THURSDAY

Mrs. J. C. Stephenson, age 85, years, died early Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Parker, in the Pickett community. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home and will be conducted by Rev. H. Henry of Rice. Burial will be in the Bazette cemetery.

Mrs. Stephenson was a native of Tennessee, but had been a resident of Navarro county for 57 years. She had been in ill health for several months.

Surviving are a son, Arthur Stephenson, Hobbs, New Mexico; five daughters, Mrs. Martha Rose, five daughters, Mrs. Martha Rose, Sherman; Mrs. J. S. Parker, Pickett; Mrs. Ida Banks, Ennis; Mrs. J. R. Bowden, Rice; Mrs. J. A. McGinnis, Texarkana; twenty grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Arnett, J. D. Marion, Roy Holley, Raymond Holley, Alvin Jones, Gus Neal and L. Banks.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, January 12, 1938
  • w/o John Cunningham Stephenson married Jul. 12, 1872; d/o Joel Dyer & Martha Louisa Cobb “Patsy” (McCormick) Dyer
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ollie Murry Perry
Oct 21, 1898 - Mar 14, 1964

Ollie M. Perry Rites Monday

Ollie M. Perry, 65, of 205 East First avenue, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Saturday afternoon following a heart attack.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Ollie Lee Perry; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wheeler and Miss Brenda Sue Perry, and two grandchildren, all of Corsicana; a brother, Jessie Perry, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were nephews.

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Ethel Estella “Stella” (Harris) Horn
May 29, 1881 - May 2, 1972

Mrs. Horn
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Horn, 90, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating. Burial was in the Bazette cemetery. She died Tuesday in Evergreen Nursing Home.

A resident of Corsicana for 40 years, she is survived by one brother, Vert Harris of Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Katy Taylor of Nashville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were J. J. Burke, C. E. Wright, John Nelson, Marvin Henderson, Lonnie Burnes and T. J. Horn.

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Viola Mae (Combs) Sessions
Oct 24, 1921 - Jul 9, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. VIOLA M. SESSIONS ARE HELD

KERENS, July 12—Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Mae Sessions, aged 24 years, were held Wednesday afternoon from the Bazette church. She became ill Monday night and died Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Sessions was a WAC during the war.

Surviving are her husband, Frank Sessions, Kerens; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Combs, Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Smith, Brownwood; Merline and Othella Combs, Kerens; three brothers, Cleveland and Chester Ray, Kerens; and J. C. Combs, Houston; and two half-brothers, Fred L. Conerly, New York City, and Frank L. Conerly, Houston.

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James Foy Scarbrough
Jan 14, 1898 - Jul 16, 1974

J. F. Scarbrough

Funeral services for James Foy Scarbrough, 76, native of Kerens who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, will be at 10 a. m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Kerens.

Rev. Olin Boles and Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate.

Scarbrough was a retired oil field worker, farmer and rancher. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens.

Survivors include his widow, Martha Scarbrough of Kerens, a son Weldon Scarbrough of Kerens, a daughter, Mrs. Pat Haladay of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Weldon Scarbrough of Long Beach, Calif.; and four sisters, Mrs. Iva Sheppard of Kerens, Mrs. Ester Cowen of Price, Mrs. Buena Eckelman of Athens, and Mrs. Fay Weaver of DeLand, Fla.

Pallbearers will be Benny McNeil, Harvey Scarbrough, Bubba Blissett, Homer Carroll, Jr., R. R. Shelton and Cliff Curington.

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Carrie California “Fornia” (Walker) Scarbrough
Jun 10, 1872 - Dec 22, 1963

Mrs. Scarbrough Rites Tuesday

KERENS, Dec. 23, (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie C. Scarbrough, 91, who died in the Navarro clinic Sunday following a long illness, will be held from the First Baptist church here Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Bazette Baptist cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Sam Cirelli, pastor of the Bazette Baptist church, of which Mrs. Scarbrough was a charter member, and Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Scarbrough came to Bazette and Kerens area when 17 years of age. She was the widow of the late J. W. Scarbrough.

Surviving are two sons, Foy Scarbrough, Kerens, and Weldon Scarbrough, California; four daughters, Mrs. Iva Sheppard, Kerens; Mrs. Ester Cowen, Price; Mrs. Buena Eckleman, Corsicana, and Mrs. Fay Weaver, Orlando, Fla.; a brother Joe Walker, Kerens; a sister Mrs. Ola Kirk, Kerens; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a number of other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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A. B. Scarbrough
May 10, 1886 - Jan 8, 1963

Kerens Rites For Scarbrough
Final rites for A. B. Scarbrough, who died Tuesday at the age of 76, were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Inmon Funeral Home in Kerens.

The Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church in Kerens, conducted, and burial was in the Bazette cemetery.

Scarbrough, who lived at 718 South Fourteenth street, died in Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Kerens, he moved to Corsicana about 20 years ago.

Surviving are the wife of Corsicana and two brothers, Whit Scarbrough and Roy Scarbrough, both of Kerens.

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William M. Scarbrough
Apr 5, 1859 - Feb 18, 1921

Lost Three Fingers
While out squirrel hunting last Tuesday, Mr. W. M. Scarbrough met with a very serious accident. The gun he was using exploded and so badly lacerated his left hand that he had to go to the hospital at Corsicana where three fingers on the injured hand were removed.

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Died at The Hospital Today.

W. M. Scarborough of Kerens, who has been in the P. and S. hospital here some days, died there this afternoon at 3:30.

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W. M. Scarborough Dies In Hospital
W. M. Scarborough, who died in the P. and S. Hospital yesterday afternoon, was for many years a good citizen of the Kerens community. Some weeks ago a gun exploded in his hand and some of his fingers had to be taken off. Later blood poison set and the arm was amputated, but he failed to rally, and death resulted from his wounds and other causes.

The deceased was sixty-three years old and is survived by his wife and several grown children. The body was sent to Kerens last night and interment took place there this afternoon.

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Mattie Mae (Foster) Scarborough
Dec 7, 1861 - Mar 14, 1935

MOTHER CORSICANA RESIDENTS DIED IN KEREN THURSDAY

Mrs. Mattie Scarborough, aged 72 years, died at 8:40 Thursday morning at her home in Kerens. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church there Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Bazette cemetery.

Mrs. Scarborough had been a resident of Kerens for a number of years and was well known over that section.

Surviving are six sons, Oran Scarborough, Henderson; Roy Scarborough, Henderson; Roy Scarborough, Kerens; Whit Scarborough, Kerens; Whit Scarborough, Kerens; W. C. (Mutt) Scarborough, Corsicana; Bidge Scarborough, Kerens, Ed Scarborough, Corsicana; one daughter Mrs. Elmer Norris, Corsicana; a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

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AGED KERENS WOMAN BURIED ON FRIDAY BAZETTE CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Scarborough, aged 72 years, who died at her home in Kerens, Thursday morning at 8:40 o’clock, were held from the First Baptist church there Friday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. W. A. Corkern, Baptist minister of Baton Rouge, La., former pastor of the Kerens Baptist church. Interment was in Bazette cemetery.

Mrs. Scarborough had lived in the Kerens community many years and had been an active church and social worker.

Suviving are six sons, Oran Scarborough, Henderson, Roy Scarborough, Kerens; Whit Scarborough, Kerens; W. C. (Mut) Scarborough, Corsicana; Bidge Scarborough, Kerens; Ed Scarborough, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Norris, Corsicana; a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

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Beulah F. (Fisher) Webb
Jul 23, 1902 - Jan 22, 1993

Beulah Webb, 89, of Corsicana, died Jan. 22, 1993.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Long Prairie Cemetery. The Rev. L. L. Conner will officiate. Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

Survivors include two sons, Albert Webb Jr. of Corsicana and G. L. Webb; two daughters, Ola West and Mary Ann Bolan, both of Corpus Christi; one brother, Jesse P. Fisher of Corsicana; and 25 grandchildren.

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John Nowlin
Feb 21, 1919 - Jan 26, 1993

John J. Nowlin, 73, of Hubbard, died Jan. 26, 1993, at the Veteran's Hospital in Temple.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Home chapel in Hubbard. William Pearson and the Rev. Jerry Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Hubbard. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was born Feb. 21, 1919, in Chandler, Texas. He was a resident of Hubbard since 1984. Prior to that he resided in Angleton. He was a retired auto mechanic, a member of the VFW Post No. 2148 in Waco, and an Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Nowlin of Hubbard; four sons, Kenneth Nowlin of Laguna Park, Texas, Larry Nowlin of Lake Jackson, Dicky Nowlin of Hubbard and Doyle Nowlin of Abeline, Texas; four daughters, Gayle Roderick of Lake Jackson, Diane Brown of Denton, Judy Al-Neser of Fort Worth and Kathy Toscano of Hubbard; five brothers, Homer Nowlin, Bobby Nowlin, A. B. Nowlin, Wilmer Nowlin, all of Fort Worth, and Donald Nowlin of Benbrook, Texas; five sisters, Juanita Johnson all of Hubbard, Ina Rene Williams of Burleson and Julie Rawlinson of Dawson; and 20 grandchildren.

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Bertha Viola (Garrison) Dozier
Aug 22, 1907 - Feb 6, 1993

Bertha Viola Dozier, 86, of Corsicana, died February 6, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with Marvin Moore officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dozier, and a daughter, Virginia Holifield.

Survivors include one son, Ralph Dozier of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Arthur Garrison of Blooming Grove and Bud Garrison of Hearne, Texas; two sisters, Allie Gantt of Blooming Grove and Nora Garrison of Dallas; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Garrison, Don Howell, Hollis Hinkle, Peb Richards, Darwood Bantt, and Richard Saunders.

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Robert Alexander Milne
Mar 8, 1882 - Feb 20, 1965

R. A. Milne Of Rice Expires, Rites Sunday

R. A. Milne, 82, retired farmer, died Saturday afternoon at his home in Rice.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Rice Cemetery.

Rev. O. L. McCollum and Rev. David Hale, Baptist ministers, conducted the rites.

Surviving are two sons, A. C. Milne, Corsicana, and A. L. Milne, Rice; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Keele, Rice; two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Saunders and Mrs. Ruth Martin both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. John Foster, Dallas; a brother W. W. Milne, Wilmer, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Milne, Carroll Lee Saunders, Douglas Sorensen, M. J. Crawford and Mark Morgan.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 22, 1965
  • h/o Hanie Nevadia (Saunders) Milne s/o Robert Alexander Milne and Elizabeth Ann (Guiles) Milne buried in Bedford, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Hanie Nevadia (Saunders) Milne
Oct 8, 1884 - Dec 25, 1962

Mrs. R. A. Milne Services Held

Mrs. R. A. Milne, 78, died at her home in Rice early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Rice Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are her husband of Rice; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Keele, Rice; two sons, Lewis Milne, Rice, and Arthur C. Milne, Corsicana; two grandsons, Kenneth Milne, Irving, and Fayrene Milne, Corsicana; one great-grandchild, nine brothers, J. A. and Sewell Saunders, both Corsicana; Euel and Herschel Saunders, both of Waxahachie; Hadley Saunders, Fort Worth; Elzie Saunders, Red Oak; Sammie and Albert Saunders, both of Blooming Grove, and Bonnie Saunders, Frost, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Dec 26, 1962
  • w/o Robert Alexander Milne d/o Robert Carroll Saunders and Rowena “Roe” (Guinn) Saunders buried at Lone Oak Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

George Everett “Rhett” Tutt, Jr.
Oct. 23, 1967 - Feb. 9, 1991

George Tutt, Jr.
George Everett “Rhett” Tutt, Jr., 23 of Beaumont died Saturday, Feb. 9, at his residence.

Services were 3 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Silsbee with Rev. Ben Reily officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery.

He was a native of Beaumont and lived most of his life in Silsbee.

Survivors include his wife, Laurie Colburn Tutt of Beaumont, formerly of Corsicana; parents, George and Sherri Tutt of Silsbee; a sister, Tantra Tutt of Beaumont; and grandmother, Olga Tutt of Silsbee and Opal Pearce of Grand Prairie.

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Bacil Herod
Mar 8, 1907 - Jan 25, 1993

Bacil Herod, 85, of Corsicana, died Jan. 25, 1993.

Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was born March 8, 1907, in Pursley and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana. He was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Anna L. Herod.

Survivors include one son, Keith Herod of Corsicana, and a host of relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Arnett, Malcolm Semmington, Dayton Tanner, Robert Miles, T.G. Haynes and Mark Robinson.

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Marles D. Rozell
Dec 25, 1935 - Jan 28, 1993

Marles D. Rozell, 57, of Chandler, Texas, died Jan. 28, 1993 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Woodrow Cooksey officiated. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Rozell of Chandler; two sons, Kenneth Rozell and James Rozell, both of Arlington; and seven grandchildren.

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Jessie Loyd Averitt
June 3, 1911 - Jan 30, 1993

Loyd Averitt, 81, of Corsicana, died Jan. 30, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with Horace Crowder and Harold Scott officiating. Burial was in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was a deacon at Emmanuel Baptist Church for 52 years and Sunday school teacher for 50 years. He worked for Mobil Oil for 26 years and Conoco for eight years.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Lee Averitt of Corsicana; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry Paul and Deberah Averitt of Fort Worth; two daughters and sons-in-law, Monte and Windle Prater of Fort Worth and Fern and Buddy Ballew of Mertens; two sisters, Elaine McNeal and Katheryn Redden, both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, Wendle, Wayne, Mark and Amy Prater, all of Fort Worth, Paul and Paula Averitt of Fort Worth, Melanie Ballew Perry of Mertens and Don Ballew of Frost; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Gary Pillans, Wallace Tomlin, Jerry Robinson, Bud Fitzgerald, Jessie Richards and Ed Blackburn.

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Melvin T. Hosler
Aug 17, 1910 - Jan 31, 1993

Melvin T. Hosler, 82, of Gun Barrel City, died Jan. 31, 1993, in Kemp.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Carter officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 17, 1910, in Cairo, Ill. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired civil service engineer and draftsman for the U. S. government. He was also a member of the Tool Baptist Church and a member of the 49'rs Club in Seven Points.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae Shelton Hosler.

He is survived by two daughters, Yvette Bonner of Kemp and Linda Farr of England; one brother, Virgil Hosler of Riverside, Utah; one sister, Susan Fleckner of Powell, Wyo.; two grandsons, Matthew Benson of Richardson and Samuel Bonner of Kemp; five granddaughters, Alisha Farr of England, Lynette Wilson of Talty, Suzanne Bonner of Lancaster and Rebecca and Elizabeth Benson of Richardson; and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Dean Parr, Randy SHelton, Brian Simon, Jeff Anderson, Hershel Pickett and Jim Scrimshire.

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Anna Louise (Burnett) Clark
Died Jan 28, 1993

Anna Louise Burnett Clark of Dallas died January 28, 1993 in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was a native of Corsicana and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Burnett.

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Earnest Lyman Barnes
Jul 17, 1916 - Jan 29, 1993

Earnest Lymnan Barnes, 76, of Corsicana, died Jan. 29, 1993 at the Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Pastor Bill Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born July 17, 1916 in Corsicana, and had lived there all his life. He was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church. He worked at American Wells and Prospecting, Bethlehem Steel, Big Four Shoe store and J. M. Dyer and Company.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Barnes of Corsicana; and three sons, Randall Sterling Barnes of Granbury, Dennis Darrell Barnes of Mildred and Earnest L. Barnes of Corsicana.

Honorary pallbearers will be Price Rumbelow, Billy Dean Talley, Dr. Lowell Campbell, Melvin Traweek and George Baum Jr.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Parrish, John Norwood, Tommy Mitcham, Mickey Mathews, Odis Kindle and Billy Barnes.

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Brian Frank Barber
Died Feb 1, 1993

Brian Frank Barber, 3 days old, of Purdon, died Feb. 1, 1993, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Oakwood Cemetery, with Bob Muncy officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Cindy Barber of Purdon; his grandparents, John and Pattie Craig of Purdon; his godfather, Charles Lennon Jr. of Angus; his uncle, John Steven Craig of Purdon; his great-grandmother , Betty Grimes of Purdon; and his great-great-grandmother, Letha Lennon of Angus.

Pallbearers will be Robert Reed, Ricky Boulware and Bill Vanaken.

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Mamie Ethyl Eggleston
Jun 1, 1907 - Feb 6, 1993

J. T. "Mamie" Eggleston, 85, of Corsicana, died February 6, 1993 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. George Merriman officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. T. Eggleston.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Roger of Las Vegas; one sister-in-law, Mary Hanks of Corsicana; one sister, Kattie Ruth Albritton of Diball, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Jim Stroud Berry
Jul 18, 1902 - May 17, 1966

Jim S. Berry Dies Tuesday

Jim S. Berry, 63, of 1606 Columbia, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. James N. Morgan of Fort Worth, assisted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Janis Palmeri, Corsicana, and Mrs. Peggy Jordan, Lubbock; three grandchildren, Berry Jordan, Tracy Jan Jordan and Kelley Jordan, all of Lubbock; mother, Mrs. Mattie Berry, Dawson; a brother, Mack Berry, Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. Geta Davis and Mrs. C. L. Fondran, both of Dawson, and Mrs. Bates Savage, Hubbard, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be N. M. Rhea, J. W. Smith, P. B. Davis, Sam Roberts, Ernest Cook, Robert Cooksey, Bill Null and Homer Logan.

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Andrew Jackson Davis
Dec 2, 1856 - Oct 21, 1941

Funeral Services For Pioneer Purdon Citizen Wednesday

The funeral services for A. J. Davis, 84, a pioneer resident of Navarro county, were held from the Purdon Baptist church, of which he was a member, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. L. Gray, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Fisher, pastor of the Purdon Methodist church.

Mr. Davis was a native of Missouri, came to Texas at the age of 10 years and had resided in the Purdon community for more than 60 years.

Surviving are his wife; eight children, Elbert, A. C. and Wm. Davis, of Purdon, and P. B. Davis, Corsicana; Mrs. Fred Ford and Mrs. Matt Tickle, of Purdon; Mrs. Sid Derbin, of Houston, and Mrs. Ben Shell, of Blooming Grove; 24 grandchildren 16 great grandchildren and many other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Oct 24, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Isadora (Norwood) Davis
Nov 8, 1864 - Feb 23, 1942

Funeral Services For Mrs. Dora Davis

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Davis, aged 77 years, who died at her home in Purdon Monday evening, were held at the Purdon Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with Rev. Fisher, pastor of the Purdon Methodist church and Rev. Robert Williams, pastor of the Central Baptist church of Blooming Grove conducting the rites.

Mrs. Davis was a native of Arkansas, but had spent most of her life in the Purdon community She was the wife of the late A. J. Davis, who preceded her in death Oct. 21, 1941.

Mrs. Davis had lived a long and useful life, had been a member of the Purdon Baptist church for the past 38 years, and the large number of friends and neighbors attending the last rites and the profusion of beautiful flowers bore silent testimony to the love and esteem in which this good woman was held. Surviving are four sons: E. L., A. C. and W. H. Davis, Purdon, and P. B. Davis, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Ford and Mrs. M. W. Tickle, Purdon; Mrs. Sid Durbin, Houston, and Mrs. Ben Shell, Blooming Grove; 24 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives

Interment was made in the Dawson cemetery.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 27, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Raymond Etter
Dec 3, 1918 - Jan 5, 1993

Raymond Etter, 74, of Dawson, died Jan. 5, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital

Services will be 230 p.m. Thursday in the Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard, with Larry Bunch officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

He was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Poteau, Okla. He moved to Dawson in 1930 and was an auto mechanic and owned and operated Roger-Etter Garage in Dawson for many years. He was a veteran of world War II where he served as a master sergeant in the Army Air Corp. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Etter, with whom he owned the garage.

Survivors include his sister, Mary Jane Perry of Gorman; one aunt, Holly Patterson of Dallas; one nephew, Roland Edward Perry of Gorman; and his friend, Eva Mae Pearce of Dawson.

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Lyle B. Nelson
Aug 21, 1915 - Dec 26, 1992

Lyle Nelson, 77, of Dawson, died Dec. 26, 1992, at the V.A. Medical Center in Dallas.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson with the Rev. M. L. Allen officiating. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include one sister, Eula B. Rocquemore of Dawson; one brother, Tom Nelson of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Press - Friday, Jan 8, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Virgie Rhea Clark
Nov 4, 1905 - Dec 13, 1992

Virgie R. Clark, 87, of Corsicana, died Dec. 13, 1992 in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church.
The Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 4, 1905 in Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband June M. Clark.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, June P. Clark and Janie Clark of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Cynthia Horner of Granbury and Melissa Baggett of Little Rock, Ark.; one grandson, Robert Matthew Clark of Dallas; two granddaughters, Lindsay and Emily Baggett of Little Rock; one sister, Mrs. James H. Pitts of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gene Bullard, Jim Baggett, Leon Fletcher, Ben Sharpley, Richard Cummings, Don Lake, Don Tekell, Dan Griffin and Dr.
James Price.

In lieu of flowers: donations may be made to The Lottie Moon Foreign Missions offering, First Baptist Church, 510 West Collin, Corsicana, Tex. 75110.

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Virgie Clark of Corsicana, died Dec. 31, 1992, in Corsicana.

Survivors include one son, June Clark of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Press - Friday, Jan 8, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary Jane Jones
Mar 13, 1906 - Jan 5, 1993

Mary Jane Jones, 86, of Corsicana, died Jan. 5, 1992 [sic] in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Revs. B. F. Risinger, Jr. and Horace Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

She was reared in the Corsicana I.O.O.F. Home. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge #128 and the Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady E. Jones.

Survivors include two sons, James Newton Jones and Ervin Lee Jones, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be W. H. Mims, Alvin Waller, Rudy Palmeri, Larry D. Sykes, James Sykes, Vernon Spicer and Daubant Shipley.

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Myrtle Mae "Mertie" (Minatra) Mahoney
Nov 22, 1910 - Jan 6, 1993

Mertie Mae Mahoney, 82, of Corsicana, died Jan. 6, 1992 [sic] at her residence.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 9, at the Griffin Roughton Funeral Home. Officiating were Floyd Loven and Michel Loftis.
Burial was at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Wanda Mahoney of Trinidad; three brothers, Robert Minatra of Corsicana, Jeff Minatra of Kerens and Jody Minatra of Mildred; two sisters, Nova Duncan of Brenham and Ona Lee Bragg of Mount Pleasant; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

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Frank Everett Withrow, Jr.
Sep 12, 1906 - Jan 19, 1993

F. E. Withrow Jr., 86, of Corsicana, died Jan. 19, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 12, 1906, in Teague. He was a Shriner and a member of the Richland Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Withrow of Corsicana; two sons, F. E. Withrow III and Joel David Withrow, both of Corsicana; two grandsons, Mike Withrow and Mark Withrow, both of Corsicana; and four great-grandchildren.

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Walter B. Andrus
Nov 4, 1901 - Nov 3, 1959

Walter Andrus Services Held

Funeral rites for Walter Andrus, 57, retired farmer, Route 1, who died in the Navarro clinic Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducted the services. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Bryan, he had resided most of his life in Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two sons, H. V. Andrus, Corsicana, and B. G. Andrus, Lancaster; a daughter, Mrs. A. T. Pickens, Nederland; eight grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Andrus, Hutchins; three brothers, O. L. and Norman Andrus, both of Dallas, and Ike Andrus, Jr., Hutchins; six sisters, Mrs. E. A. Anderson, Mont Carmel, Ill.; Mrs. Cora Lee, Shreveport, La.; and Mrs. I. W. Rives, Mrs. Harold Ashley, Mrs. Eli Schepps and Mrs. Ole Olsen, all of Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbears were W. C. Patterson, E. J. Bruner, E. V. May, Neal Donaho, Clyde Osborne and Alvin Miller.

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Josephine Holloway
Aug 2, 1910 - Jan 15, 1993

Mrs. Josephine Holloway, 82, of Corsicana, died Jan. 15, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Oakwood Cemetery, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 2, 1910, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vance Holloway.

Survivors include two nieces, Mary Francis Hyde of Little Rock, Ark., and Maxine Easley of Corsicana; and two nephews, Walter Braxmier of Waxahachie, and Bill Braxmier of Purdon.

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Howard Jack Wells
Jan 30, 1908 - Jan 18, 1993

Howard Jack Wells, 84, of Corsicana, died Jan. 18, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 30, 1908, in Niangua, Mo. He was a retired supervisor with Exxon Pipeline Company. He retired June 1, 1972, after 17 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Opal Wells of Corsicana; two sons, Howard Jack Wells of Longmont, Colo., and E. Larry Wells of Dallas; one daughter, Jacquelyn Jean Wells of Dallas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Peter Irwin, Jim Grantland, Walter Mainarich, Edwin J. Zalcik, Tom Peterson, Don Harvey and Cory Wells.

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Milton Dwane Rash
Apr 4, 1920 - Jan 17, 1993

Milton Dwane Rash, 72, of Corsicana, died Jan. 17, 1992 in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Brother Bill Honea will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born April 4, 1920 in Eureka, Texas. He was a veteran of World War II and a crew chief with T.U. Electric.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Rash of Corsicana; three sons, Lowell Rash of Carrollton, Rayburn Rash of Denton and Darrell Rash of Corsicana; one daughter, Brenda Jackson of Corsicana and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Danny Harvey, Eddie Griffith, Bonner French, Jimmy Parks, Steve Stroube, C. G. Rash, Buddy Rash and Richard Rash.

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Thomas Jefferson Webb
Mar 2, 1903 - Jan 19, 1993

Thomas J. Webb, 89, of Corsicana died January 19, 1993 in Houston.

Services were 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Bill L. Reed officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and member of the Masonic Lodge. He was also the owner and operator of a service station.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Beatrice Caton Webb and a son, Thomas M. Webb.

Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Cunningham of Houston; two sisters, Ruby Page of Ceres, Calif. and Eunice Scoggins of Corsicana; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Buck Copeland, Jack Bradley, Bill Tally, Price Rumbelow, Hugh Parrish and John Norwood.

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Edward R. Masterson
May 30, 1918 - Jan 19, 1993

Edward R. Masterson, 75, died Jan. 19, 1993, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Friday in the Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Collins officiating under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was a retired pilot for the U.S. Navy and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Masterson of Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, David Alverson of Jacksonville, Fla.; two granddaughters, Stacy Keys and Dellanie Garcia, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, one niece, Linda Lawrence; and two nephews, Wayne Collins of Corsicana and Edward Tinnin.

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Lora Lillian Jackson
Nov 29, 1906 - Feb 9, 1993

Lora Jackson, 86, of Corsicana, died Feb. 9, 1993 in Corsicana.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in Younger Cemetery in Silver City with the Rev. Randy Pell officiating. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1906 in Purdon.

Survivors include one sister, Helen Widener of Navarro Mills; three brothers, Lendon McCulloch and Shirley McCulloch, both of Corsicana, and Billy Joe McCulloch of Silver City; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ila Leona (Ewing) Frederick
Feb 17, 1914 - Feb 17, 1993

Ila L. Frederick, 79, of Blooming Grove, died Feb. 17, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.

She was a lifelong member of the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one daughter, Willie Powell of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Pam Harrison of Corsicana and Cindy Dennis of Blooming Grove; five great-grandchildren, Audra Sharp, Amy Price, Jason Harrison, Chris Harrison and Jeremy Harrison; and one great great-granddaughter, Lauren Sharp.

Pallbearers are Don McGraw, Stinkey Biggers, Clyde Crenshaw, Ricky Crenshaw, Gary Armstrong and Jack Armstrong.

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Cora Henry
Dec 17, 1925 - Jan 16, 1993

Cora Henry, 67, of Corsicana, died January 16, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eastside Church of Christ with Bro. Willie Wilmore officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Henry, Sr. of Corsicana; four daughters, Cherry Simmons, Laruth Henry and Christine Henry, all of Corsicana and Mary Anderson of Killeen; six sons, Sam Henry of Kansas, Jessie Henry and Ossie Henry, both of Corsicana, David Henry of Ennis, Bobbie Henry of Lamore, Calif., and Billie of Huntsville, Ala.; 41 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Len Tarlton of Compton, Calif. and Boozie Tarlton of Dallas; and one sister, Betty Macias of Paducah, Texas.

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Lucy Mae (Bonner) Ingram
Aug 26, 1938 - Jan 21, 1993

Mrs. Lucy Mae Bonner Ingram, 54, of Corsicana, died Jan. 21, 1993, at her residence.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at St. John Baptist Church, with Elder A. D. Lee officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was a member of St. John Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star, Isabell Hamilton chapter No. 55.

Survivors include her husband, Lee W. Ingram of Corsicana; one daughter, Dorothy Gregg of Corsicana; one grandchild; three brothers, Ossie Bonner of Germany, Willie Bonner of San Antonio, and R. L. Bonner of Quinlan, Teas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Grady Anderson, Grady Anderson III, Lawrence Gregg Jr. and Terry Gregg.

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Homer Jones Sr.
June 4, 1903 - Feb 3, 1993

Homer Jones Sr., 89, of Corsicana died Feb. 3, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church with Bro.
Willy Wilmore officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

He will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Lillie Mae Jones of Corsicana; five daughters, Betty Jean McIntosh of Monterey, Calif., Jewelene Hunton, Joyce Jones and Shirley Andrews, all of Corsicana and Francis Bethany of Lancaster; three sons, Homer Jones Jr. of Fort Worth, Charles E. Jones and Dwayne E. Jones, both of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Woody, III, James Miller Fields, Johnny Walters, Streetman Johnson, Wardell Black and Onis Stevenson.

Honorary pallbearers will be R. A. Adams, Henderson Body and Freeman Robinson.

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Daniel "Jake" Jennings
abt 1903 - Feb 9, 1993

Daniel "Jake" Jennings, 89, of Corsicana, died Feb. 9, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alvin Smith officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie B. Jennings of Corsicana; four daughters, Margarett Brandon of Waco, Kacy Ellis and Ruthie Wilson, both of Corsicana, and Sally Brandon of Garland; five sons, Floyd Earl Evans, Louis Jennings and Daniel Jennings Jr., all of Dallas; and John Earl Jennings and Bennie Ray Jennings, both of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Henry "Bo" Jennings of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Charles Williams, Marshall Williams, Larry Wilson, Louis Jennings, John W. Jennings, Clay Jennings, Stanley Jennings and Maurice Bluitt.

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J. W. Harris
Jan 6, 1916 - Feb 11, 1993

J. W. Harris, 76, of Corsicana, died Feb. 11, 1993, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Church, with the Rev. J. R. Williams officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Wake service will be 6 p.m. Sunday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include two sisters, Juanita Banks of Corsicna and Rosie Mae Thomas of Fort Worth; one brother, Roosevelt Harris of Fort Worth; and one uncle, Sherman Robinson of Hallettsville, Texas.

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Elmer Olem Porter
Jan 15, 1905 - Feb 18, 1993

Elmer Olem Porter, 88, of Pelham, Texas, died Feb. 18, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Dr. J. D. Phillips will officiate. Burial will be at the P3 Porter Ranch Family Plot. Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral Home.

He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church where he served on the steward and trustee Board, Church School Superintendent, choir member and lay-leader. He was active in his community, county and state. He served on the Board of Trustees for Pelham High school. Some of his achievements included: certificate of honor recognizing Porter Family ownership of land over 100 years, presented by Texas Commission of Agriculture; 4-H certificate of appreciation, from Texas A&M University for service to Navarro County youth; Come-back farmer of the year in 1972; recipient of a tribute from the United Methodist Men, National Lay-Leader Assembly at Purdue University; First black family to receive loan from the Farmers Home Administration in 1950; Soil Conservationist certificate from Navarro County.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Porter of Pelham; three daughters, Cecilia Heiskell and Darlene Holloway, both of Pelham, and Elayne Robinson of Dallas; one son, Bernard Porter of Pelham; one son-in-law, Dr. Burtis Robinson of Dallas; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Sweeney of Dallas; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 20, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o William M. Porter and Sarah (Benjamin) Porter
  • I have never heard of this; it must be on their private land.

Wanda Faye Rodgers
Mar 28, 1925 - Feb 6, 1993

Wanda Faye Rodgers, 67, of Corsicana, died Feb. 6, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 2:30 p.m. Monday at Callaway-Tomlinson Funeral Home chapel in Malakoff. Burial was in Malakoff Cemetery.

She was born March 28, 1925, in Emory, Texas, and was a long time resident of Malakoff. She was a retired executive secretary for Grinnell Fire Protection and a member of the First Baptist Church in Malakoff.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Kay Flores of Corsicana, Margaret Seals of Wichita, Kas., and Brenda Robins of Magnolia, Miss.; four brothers, Hassie Yancey of Mesquite, Glenn Ward of Roundrock, James Ward of Dallas and Joe Ward of DeSoto; and five sisters, Freddie Clements of Grand Saline, Bobbie Taylor of Aurora, Mo., Dorothy Plummer of Emory, and Lois Brimer and Opal Davis, both of Irving.

Pallbearers were Mike Yancey, Jeffery Seals, Jimmy Cooper, Johnny Cooper, James Ward and Gus Cooper.

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Minnie (Dodd) Montgomery
abt 1899 - Jan 25, 1993

Minnie Montgomery, 93, of Corsicana, died Jan. 25, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Hanceville, Ala.

Survivors include her daughter, Faye Hines of Corsicana; one brother, Charlie Dodd of Warrior, Ala.; three grandsons, one granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.

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Irene (Long) Baisden
Apr 11, 1904 - Feb 10, 1993

Irene Long Baisden, 88, of Frost died February 10, 1993 at her residence.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Marshall and Marshall Chapel in Hillsboro with the Rev. James Adams officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

Survivors include one brother, Dexter Long of Mertens; two sisters, Stella Hayden of Mertens and Beula Varner of Waxahachie; seven nieces and three nephews.

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Angelina (Aguilar) Thompson
Sep 23, 1933 - Feb 13, 1993

Angelina A. Thompson, 59, of Corsicana died Feb. 13, 1993, at her residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Emerald Hills Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial will be in the Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

She was born in Rapu-Rapu Albay, Philippines and was a homemaker. She had lived in San Francisco for 20 years.

Survivors include, four brothers, Pasencia Alvarez, Narsico Benjamin Aguilar, all of the Philippines; and two sisters, Conchita Bandoquillo of Corsicana and Corazon Seideman of Tucson, Arizona.

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Robert W. Davis
Jan 12, 1916 - Feb 6, 1993

Robert W. "Robbie" "Red" Davis, 77, of Corsicana, died Feb. 6, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with Mrs. Bobbie Derden officiating. The family received visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Jan. 12, 1916, in Corsicana. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired pipeline inspector and welder. He was also a member of the Pipeliners Local No. 798 of Tulsa, Okla.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, F. O. Davis and J. C. Davis, and one sister, Mary McManus.

He is survived by his wife, Alma "Lisa" Davis of Corsicana; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Don Hestand of Wylie; one brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Sondra Davis of Corsicana; seven sisters and their husbands, Adell Gray of Corsicana, Joyce and Raymond Grucholski of Corsicana, Virgie and Billie Watkins of Corsicana, Bobbie and Johnny Derden of Corsicana, Doris and Robert Norman of Corsicana, Maudie Wilson of Houston and Avy Marie Davis of Kansas; five step-sons and their wives, Bruce and Judy Neumann, Barry and Donna Neumann, Bert and Ernie Neumann, Guy and Brenda Neumann, and Gus and Cindy Neumann, all of New England; twin daughters-in-law, Eloise and Ted Puc and Brenda and Gary Crider, all of New England; two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; two great-granddaughters of Wylie; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were Russell Ralandson, Calvin Gray, Will Watkins, Billy McManus, Johnnie Derden and Ifram Campoz.

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Lyndell Elloweene McGaugh
Mar 24, 1926 - Feb 7, 1993

Lyndell Elloweene McGaugh, 66, of Corsicana, died Feb. 7, 1993, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church and was employed with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 33 years. She was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and the owner and operator of Lynns Electrolysis Studio.

She is survived by her husband, Joe McGaugh of Corsicana; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Sherry and Mike Dowd of Corsicana and Debbie and Randy Satterfield of Mesquite; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Herman Ganze of Richardson; four grandchildren, Wes and Lindsay Dowd of Corsicana and Lori and Brent Satterfield of Mesquite; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Spencer Elliott, Franklin Neal, Donald Glen Sawyer, Dean Murray, Junior Bennett and Chuck Tidwell.

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Eula Mae (Owen) Norwood-Evans
Sep 29, 1912 - Feb 12, 1993

Eula Mae Norwood Evans, 80, of Corsicana, died Feb. 12, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Burial wll be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 29, 1912, in Corbet. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had been a beautician at the Modern Beauty Shop located in the Navarro Hotel for many years. She was a member of the Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128 of Corsicana.

Survivors include three brothers, Royce A. Owen and Marvin Owen both of Corsicana, and Bill Owen of Springville, Calif.; three sisters Lois Mason and Bertha Boldin, both of Big Sandy, and Minnie Mae Mitchell of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be James Owen, Billy Owen, Franklin Carroll, Charles Norwood, Tommy Norwood and Buster Wright.

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Violet Vera (Holland) Layfield
Oct 29, 1901 - Feb 19, 1993

Vera Holland Layfield, 91, of Athens, Texas, died Feb. 19, 1993 at Westplace Nursing Home in Athens.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Bill Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Darwin and Vivian Green of Corsicana; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Malvin Keathley, B.D. Talley, Mickey Mathews, H.V. Andrus, Hugh Parrish Jr. and Chester Bonner.

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Gladys (Sawyer) Smith
Oct 16, 1915 - Mar 1, 1993

Mrs. Gladys Smith, 77, of Corsicana, died March 1, 1993 in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 16, 1915 in Trinidad, Texas and was a life long resident of Navarro County.

She was preceded in death by Cecil William Smith in 1972

Survivors include four daughters, Nell Rehders of Graham, Texas, Kathryn Dishong of Ft. Worth, Lola Whisnant of Richland and Diane Powers of Wichita Falls; one son, Robert Buchanan of Balch Springs; one brother, Leonard Sawyer of Big Spring; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Bonnie Mae (Smith) Hollingsworth
Jul 19, 1906 - Jan 10, 1993

Bonnie Hollingsworth, 86, of Corsicana, died Jan. 10, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Marvin Moore and the Rev. Kenneth Bass officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

She lived most of her life in the Dresden Community, and she retired from the J. C. Penney Co. in Dallas. She was active in the Methodist Church and a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the U.M.W., the Rebekah Lodge and served as a Pink Lady at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Rita Hollingsworth of Lancaster and Bill and Clara Hollingsworth of Duncanville; one sister, Lorena Balentine of Corsicana; one brother-in-law, Clyde Hollingsworth of Blooming Grove; three sister-in-law, Odessa Smith of Blooming Grove, Odis Hollingsworth of Corsicana and Cecil Hollingsworth of Frost; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Una (Freeman) Bell
Apr 21, 1897 - Feb 16, 1993

Una Freeman Bell, 95, of Corsicana, died Feb. 16, 1993, in Twilight Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Dresden Cemetery, under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bert Mercer officiating.

She was a former resident of Barry.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Marcie Lou and John Braly of Barry; two grandchildren, Wade and Merideth Braly of Barry and Gleyn and Steve Phillips of Barry; and one great-grandchild, Katy Phillips of Barry.

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Clarence Clifford Hall
Sep 11, 1923 - Feb 25, 1993

Clarence Hall, 69, of Purdon, died Feb. 25, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Doyle Purifoy officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Hall of Purdon; three sons, Larry Hall and Clifford Hall, both of Purdon, and Danny Hall of Silver City; and seven grandchildren.

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William Flint Spurrier
Feb 26, 1928 - Feb 27, 1993

William Flint Spurrier, 65, of Dallas, died Feb. 27, 1993 in Dallas.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Dr. David Hale officiated. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 26, 1928 in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. William Flint Spurrier of Dallas; two sons, Tim Spurrier of Dallas and Reginal Spurrier of Arizona; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers include, Douglas Knight, Stanley Luce, David Melton, Donnie Spurrier, Danny Lee and Weldon Brooks.

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