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Edith Dow (Sawyer) Evans
Aug 28, 1886 - May 2, 1968

Mrs. Edith Evans

Mrs. Edith Dow Evans, Dawson native and resident of Beaumont, died in a Beaumont hospital early Thursday. She was 81.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Griffin Funeral Chapel here, with C. Howard Wade, Beaumont minister, officiating. Mrs. Evans, a member of the Church of Christ, will be buried in Union High Cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Marie Clemons, a granddaughter, Gwendolyn Jo Clemons, both of Beaumont; a number of nieces and nephews.

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Benjamin Coolidge “Ben” Bosley, Sr.
Dec 20, 1905 - Apr 5, 1977

Ben Bosley

FAIRFIELD—Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kirvin Baptist Church for Ben C. Bosley, 71, of Wortham, who died Wednesday.

The Rev. Vernon Sivage will officiate with burial to be at the Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Beatrice Bosley of Kirvin; two sons, William Bosley of Houston, Trenton Bosley of Houston; one step-daughter Mrs. Vivian Dixon of Houston, one step-son, Otis Odem of Windom; two brothers, Jim Bosley of Richland, and Bailey Bosley of Richland; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Davis of Richland; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The grandsons will be pallbearers.

Capps Funeral Home of Fairfield will direct.

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Mary Maude (Keith) Mulkey
Jun 6, 1892 - Apr 17, 1972

Mrs. Mulkey

ENNIS—Mrs. P. V. Mulkey, 79, of Ennis, Grandmother of Mrs. Charles H. MaGee, Jr. and aunt of Mrs. Ferma C. Stewart, both of Corsicana, died Monday night in the Ennis Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Services are pending with the J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis, and burial will be in the Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis.

She was born June 6, 1896 in Bosqueville in McLennan County and was reared in Mount Calm and the town of West. On April 28, 1909 she was married to Phillip V. Mulkey of Ennis. They lived in McKinney before moving back to Ennis in 1923. Mr. Mulkey died in 1953.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ennis, chairman of the Democratic Women of Ellis County, Chairman of Precinct 5 in Ennis for the past 20 years, active clubwoman in Texas and was listed in Texas Women of Distinction. She was a former president of the Ellis County Federation of Womens Club, member of the State Historical Society, past president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, member of the Ennis Garden Club, past president of the 20th Century Club, chairman of the East Ellis County Cancer Drive for 15 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Frank J. Knight of Tampa, Fla.; one son, Keith Mulkey of Ennis; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Blanche Louise (Daniel) Paton
Apr 4, 1911 - Jul 11, 1989

Blanche Paton

Blanche Louise Paton, 78, of Fairfield, died July 11, 1989, in Fairview Manor Nursing Home in Fairfield.

Services were at 10 a.m. today in Capps Chapel and the Rev. Buddy Turner officiated. Burial was in Dew cemetery.

She was born April 4, 1911, in Lanely.

Survivors include four brothers, Finis Daniel, Wesley Daniel, and Frank Daniel, all of Fairfield, & Louis Daniel of Buffalo; & one sister, Evelyn McClure of Indio, Calif.

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Tenery Lee Walker, Sr.
abt 1953 - Jan 24, 1990

Tenery Walker, Sr.

Tenery Walker Sr., 37, of Dallas, died Jan. 24, 1990, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Second Mission Baptist Church, and the Rev. Henry Davis will officiate. Burial will be at Butler Cemetery in Fairfield.

He was employed by the Dallas Morning News.

Survivors include two sons, Tenery Walker, Jr., and Ronald Walker, both of Dallas; six sisters, Dorothy Lee Davis, Annie Mae Stevenson and Shirley Jean Walker, all of Dallas, Ardie Mis Pace of Frost, Lucille Moore of Barry, and Hattie M. Davis of Corsicana; three brothers, J. Don Walker and Ervin Walker, both of Malone, and Earl Ray Walker of Corsicana.

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Henry Murry Basham
Nov 15, 1892 - May 17, 1967

H. M. Basham Dies Wednesday

Graveside services for H. M. Basham, 74, longtime resident of Rt. 1, Corsicana who died Wednesday in a Fort Worth hospital after a lengthy illness were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Cunningham cemetery near the State Home.

The Rev. Bob Walker, pastor of 11th Avenue Methodist church officiated. Griffin conducted.

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Lucy Mae Williams
abt 1920 - Sept. 18, 1988

Lucy Mae Williams

Lucy Mae Williams, 68, dies Sept. 18. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ross-Johnson Mortuary with Rev. Mansey officiating. Burial will be at Woodland cemetery with Ross and Johnson Mortuary handling the arrangements.

Williams is survived by close friends in Dallas.

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Herlenna (unk) Griffin
May 15, 1905 - Jun 20, 1996

Herlenna Griffin

Herlenna Griffin, 91, of Corsicana, died June 20, 1996, at Mel Haven Convalescent Center.

Graveside services are 1t 11 a.m. Monday in the Woodland cemetery, with Bro. Billy Elias officiating.

Mrs. Griffin was born May 15, 1905, in Pelham.

Mrs. Griffin is survived by nieces, Mary Chambers and Callie Strain of Corsicana, Ella V. Davis and Betty Davis of Dallas, Marlene Bush of El Paso, Mary Taft of Fort Worth and Aldine Watts of Houston; nephews, Lozell Bradley, Dan Lewis, Roy Bradley and Ray Bradley of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by her husband, L. A. Griffin and one son.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Samuel Barnes Werner, Jr.
Mar 4, 1927 - Nov 25, 1978

Sam Werner

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Resthaven Memorial Park for Sam B. (Sammy) Werner, 51, a native of Mexia, who died Saturday in his Dallas apartment.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mable Dean Werner of Corsicana; two aunts, Mrs. Rowena Cates of Dallas, and Miss Lois Werner of Houston; and a number of cousins.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Nellie Mae (Belt) Parker
May 18, 1912 - Aug 14, 1991

Mrs. Nellie M. Parker, 79, of Corsicana died Aug. 14, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James T. Davis officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born May 18, 1912, in Delight, Ark., and had lived most of her life in Corsicana. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Mary Evelyn Brenton of Corsicana; one brother, Melvis E. Belt of Decatur; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Albert Follis, Rudolph Lake, Johnny Parker, Donnie Parker, Billie Don DeMoss and Aubrey A. Brenton.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 15, 1991
  • w/o Merrill E. “Boone” Parker married Apr. 18, 1933; assumed d/o William Richard Belt & Mary (Winters) Belt
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Louis L. Lennon
Dec 29, 1889 - May 17, 1926

LOUIS L. LENNON FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Louis L. Lennon, aged 36 years, who died at his residence in the Thorn addition, Monday morning, were held Tuesday morning at the Catholic church with interment in Hamilton cemetery. He has been ill for several weeks.

Mr. Lennon is survived by his wife, one son, five brothers, Emmett and Arthur Lennon, Corsicana; Charley Lennon, Angus; Tom Lennon, Ennis; J. R. Lennon, Alma; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Fowler, Ballinger; Mrs. Agnes Collard, Ennis; his mother, Mrs. Frances P. Lennon, Ennis.

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Mamie (Cook) Lennon
Oct 10, 1892 - Aug 13, 1936

MRS. MAMIE LENNON DIED THURSDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. Mamie Lennon, aged 43 years, resident of the Thorpe addition, died at the P. and S. hospital Thursday morning at 9 o’clock after a short illness. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery, where interment will be made.

Surviving are a son, J. L. Lennon, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Mattie Cook, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. L. R. Bonner, Mrs. J. A. Lennon and Mrs. R. B. Odem all of Corsicana; and a brother, J. A. Cook, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Lee Bonner, Arthur Lennon, Roy Odem, George Melton, Emmett Lennon & Charles Lennon.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Odell Walker
May 16, 1905 - Sep 19, 1988

Odell Walker

Walker, 83, died Sept. 19 at the Ennis Care Center in Ennis.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Elm Flat with Rev. Bruce Bradford officiating. Burial will be in Elm Flatt with Ross and Johnson Mortuary handling arrangements.

Survivors are wife, Ivory Walker of Elm Flat; two daughters, Arilla Moore of Houston, and Arquilla Crawford, of San Diego, Ca.; seven grand-children; and a sister, Lola Patrick Marshall.

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James McDonald “Mack” Burkhead, Jr.
Jul 25, 1928 - Feb 15, 1995

James Burkhead

James “Mack” Burkhead, 66, of Corsicana, died Feb. 15, 1995 at the Hermann Hospital in Houston.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Old Chatfield cemetery.

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John Jefferson Harlan
Jun 10, 1892 - Apr 17, 1972

J. J. Harlan

Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for John Jefferson Harlan, 79, retired oil field rigger. The Rev. Robert Potts was to officiate with burial in the Eureka Cemetery.

He was found dead at his rooming house residence, 305 W. 7th Ave. Monday. Justice of the Peace Aubrey Smith returned an inquest verdict of death due to natural causes on being advised he had been ill for some time.

He is survived by two brothers, S. A. Harlan of Corsicana and W. P. Harlan of San Angelo; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be Gene Griffin, Lewis Palos, W. R. Perry, G. T. Broughton, J. W. Dunlap & Jessie Praytor.

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Lawrence Cleve Reed, Sr.
Feb 10, 1905 - May 11, 1967

Former Purdon Resident Dies Rites Sunday

Cleve L. Reed, 62, 1812 Corinth, Dallas, a former resident of the Purdon community, died in Dallas Thursday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel, with J. C. Mahoney, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Reed was a veteran of World War 11. He was a member of the College Hill Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, of Dallas; a son, Cleve Jr., Mesquite; a daughter, Mrs. H. J. Downing, New York City; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a nephew, Wilbur Childers, Dallas, and other relatives.

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John Tom Cathey
Apr 22, 1912 - Apr 6, 1977

J. T. Cathey

DAWSON—Funeral for John Tom Cathey, 64, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Eubanks Funeral Home in Hubbard. The Rev. Lee Tekell of Waco will officiate, with burial in Dawson cemetery.

Cathey was a Baptist and a retired carpenter.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary Foster of Dawson, Lanell Young of Kerens and Joyce Carpenter of Millville, New Jersey; by one son, John D. Cathey of Blooming Grove; by 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; by two sisters, Blanche McClendon of Copeland and Addie St. John of Taylor.

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Bonnie Francis Cathey
May 20, 1915 - Jun 4, 1962

Hold Services Wednesday For Anson Nurse

DAWSON, June 6 (Spl.)—Miss Bonnie Frances Cathey, 47, registered nurse, died Monday at Anson. Funeral rites were held at Anson Tuesday at 2 p.m. and graveside services were held at the Dawson cemetery Wednesday at 11 a.m.

A native of Fort Worth, Miss Cathey was reared in Dawson and graduated from Dawson High School.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Buford Cathey, Anson; two brothers, H. G. Cathey, Dawson, and John Cathey, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. A. M. McClendon, Austin, and Mrs. Addie St. John, Hutto, and other relatives.

Miss Cathey was connected with the Anson hospital for many years.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

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Isaac Leonard Mallory
Jul 1, 1898 - Apr 6, 1977

I. L. Mallory

DAWSON--Services of Isaac Leonard Mallory of Dawson, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Dawson Methodist church. The Rev. Haldor Duncan of Dawson will officiate. Burial will be in Dawson cemetery.

A retired telephone company employe, and member of the Dawson Masonic Lodge, Mallory is survived by his wife, Allene, of Dawson; by two brothers, E. D. Mallory and John Mallory, both of Lindale; and by one sister, Tommie Mae Mallory of Lindale.

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Ruby Nell (Roberts) Ragan
Feb 5, 1941 - May 10, 2013
 
Ruby Nell Ragan, 72, of Emhouse, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

Ruby Nell was born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, to the late Henry and Ona Lee Roberts.

Survivors include her loving husband, Ray Ragan; sons, Michael Ragan, Rickey Ragan and wife, Debbie, and Dale Ragan and wife, Holly; daughters, Becky Bernstein and husband, Larry, Linda Comer and husband, Ron, Renee Bruyere and husband, Mike, and Regina Cantrell and husband, Brian; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Max Roberts and wife, Barbara; many other relatives and numerous friends.

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Mrs. Ruby Nell Ragan, 72, of Emhouse, went home to her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 5, 1941, to Henry and Ona Lee Roberts in Mt. Pleasant.

Mrs. Ragan did just about anything that needed to be done on the dairy farm and whatever was needed to rear seven children in a strong Christian home. She loved to work in the outdoors surrounded by God’s creation. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and most of all a very devoted Christian lady. She will live on forever in the hearts of her family and friends.

Survivors include her loving husband, Ray Ragan; children, Michael Ragan, Rickey Ragan and wife Debbie, Dale Ragan and wife Holly, Becky Bernstein and husband Larry, Linda Comer and husband Ron, Renee Bruyere and husband Mike, and Regina Cantrell and husband Brian. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; and her brother, Max Roberts and wife Barbara.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Bernstein, Craig Bernstein, Rickey Ragan, Russell Barlow, Randy Barlow, and Rowdy Barlow.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Nolan Wayne Leach
Jun 6, 1925 - Jun 21, 1960

Wayne Leach Services Held Here Thursday
Funeral services for Wayne Leach, 35, fatally slashed with a knife Tuesday night near Richland, where to be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Ray Turner, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, and Rev. Hoyt Hefner, Baptist minister, formerly of Corsicana.
A native of Blooming Grove, Leach was reared at Rice and had resided here for some time.
Surviving are a daughter, Johnnie Earl Leach, Corpus Christi; father, R. T. Leach, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Jessie Leach, Corsicana; two brothers, DeWayne and Jack Leach, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Travis Arnett, Corsicana; Mrs. Raymond Boswell, Bardwell, and Mrs. A. L. Wilcox, Mildred, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were to be Johny Spencer, Ernest Cummings, J. K. Bradley, T. D. Watkins, J. L. Wilcox, and W. T. Franks.

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Dora Lou (Peden) Lewis
Jun 9, 1907 - Aug 3, 1993

Dora Mahoney Lewis, 86, of Corsicana, died Aug 3 1993 at Huguley Hospital in Burleson. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Duard and Pat Hodges of Mansfield; three stepsons, Francis Mahoney of San Antonio, Donald Mahoney of Barry, and Bobby Mahoney of Phoenix, Ariz; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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John Dallas Mahoney
Nov 24, 1896 - Sep 30, 1960
 
Tuesday Rites Are Slated for John Mahoney

Funeral services for John D. Mahoney, 63, will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Pursley Church of Christ. C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, will officiate. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mahoney, commissioner of Precinct 3, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday night after becoming ill earlier in the day.

He had been a deacon in the Pursley Church of Christ for many years and was a junior boys Sunday School teacher.

Mahoney was serving his fourth year as a commissioiner and was renominated for a second four-year term in the Democratic primaries the past summer.

Mahoney was a native of Penelope, Hill county (Texas). He had resided in Pursley many years.

Survivors, other than the widow of Pursley, are five sons, JC Mahoney, Corsicana; MSgt Wm. J Mahoney, USAF, Germany; TSgt Francis L. Mahoney, USAF, San Antonio; Cleo Donald Mahoney, Salt Flat; and SSgt Bobby R Mahoney, USAF, San Antonio; a stepson, Duard Hodges, Port Lavaca; two brothers, Lee Mahoney, Emhouse, and Clyde Mahoney, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Allie Jackson, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Lelon, Allen, Wayne, Maurice, William, and Kenneth Mahoney, Eldridge, Edward, Clyde, and Jimmy Jackson, all nephews.

Griffin directs.

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Evelyn (Griffin) Kennedy
July 3, 1918 - Feb 22, 2008

Graveside services for Mrs. Evelyn Kennedy were held on Sunday, February 24,
2008, at 3:00p.m. at Younger Cemetery in Navarro County. Bro. Steve Cowart
officiated. Mrs. Kennedy passed away on Friday, February 22, 2008 in Tyler. She
was a dedicated homemaker and a faithful member of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church
in Teague for thirty-five years. Mrs. Kennedy is survived by one son, Jack
Kennedy of Gun Barrel City; one daughter-in-law, Jeanette of Duncanville; one
grandson, Greg Hartley Kennedy & wife Angela of Groesbeck; two granddaughters,
Kim McManus of Midlothian and Amy Bender of Duncanville; numerous nieces,
nephews, other relatives & friends. She was preceded in death by one son, Dr.
Billy Charles Kennedy; her parents, W.H. & Gillie Osteen Griffin; four brothers,
Rufus Griffin, J.B. Griffin, Orville Griffin, and Lloyd Griffin; and her sister,
Lorene Peden.
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OBITUARY;
Teague Chronicle
Feb. 28, 2008

EVELYN KENNEDY

Graveside services for Mrs. Evelyn Kennedy were held on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at
Younger Cemetery in Navarro County. Bro Steve Cowart officiated.

Mrs. Kennedy passed away on Friday, February 22, 2008, in Tyler. She was a dedicated
homemaker and a faithful member of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague for thirty-five years.

Mrs. Kennedy is survived by her son Jack Kennedy of Gun Barrel City; her daughter-in-
law Jeanette of Duncanville; her grandson Greg Hartley Kennedy and wife Angela of
Groesbeck; her granddaughters Kim McManus of Midlothian and Amy Bender of
Duncanville; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son Dr. Billy Charles Kennedy, her parents W.H. and
Gillie Osteen Griffin, her brothers Rufus Griffin, J.B. Griffin, Orville Griffin and Lloyd
Griffin and her sister Lorene Peden.

Bowers Funeral Home of Teague was in charge of the arrangements.

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Deborah Ann Hettig
Jun 24, 1954 - Oct 19, 1957

ATTEND FUNERAL
Mr. and Mrs. R. McAfee and Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Gray were in Houston today to attend the funeral of three-year-old Debbie Hettig, grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McAfee.  Mrs. Hetting was the former Marcialete McAfee of this city

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Charles Richard McAfee, Jr.
Jul 16, 1908 - Nov 25, 1933

Final Rites Given To C. R. McAfee, Jr.

Tribute was paid to the memory of C. R. McAfee, Jr. at 10:30 o'clock this morning from the Griggs Funeral Chapel.
Services were conducted by Rev. P. M. Neal, pioneer Methodist evangelist of Amarillo and an old friend of the McAfee family.
Pallbearers were Allen Early, Dea W. Caldwell, D. A. Park, J. T. McDiver, Jess Waller, and T. J. Tackle. Interment was in Llano Cemetery.
Mr. McAfee died Saturday after a long illness.
Survivors are his widow and an infant daughter, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. McAfee, 3410 Hayden Street, two sisters and a brother.

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William Wylie Watson
Dec 8, 1892 - Apr 7, 1942

RITES THURSDAY FOR W. W. WATSON, ACCIDENT VICTIM
Funeral services for W. W. Watson, age 49 years, 107 Havener Avenue, were held Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacoci, pastor of the church of which Mr. Waston was a member.
Watson died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night from head and back injuries received Monday afternoon while at work at the American Well and Prospecting Company.  He fell from a tall ladder.
A native of Dalby Springs, Texas, he had resided in Corsicana sixteen years. An employee of a telephone company for many years, Watson was connected with the State Home for some time prior to entering the employ of the American Well and Prospecting Company a month ago.
The Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, of which he was a member, had charge of the rites at the grave.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs. Grady Summerall, Dallas; Mrs. James T. Foster, Corsicana; a son; Billie Watson, Corsicana; four brothers, F. M. Watson, DeKalb; J. T. Watson, Patterson, Calif.; F. L. Watson, Lajunta, Colo.; and Joe Watson, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Owen Murphy, DeKalb, and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jester Smith, Charles Cravens, William McPherson, LaVerne Warrington, Willard Summerall, Truman Everett, Stanford Summerall and Charles Beckham.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Carol (Wallace) Allen
Nov 3, 1939 - Oct 26, 2013

Ms. Carol Wallace Allen, age 73, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, Texas. She was born November 3, 1939 in Corsicana, Texas to Thaddeus George and KC Wallace.
She spent her life as a loving caring mother to her children and grandchildren. She loved to paint and loved being barefoot in the country. Her favorite color was always blue.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Ms. Allen is survived by her children; Tania Lynn Allen Kiedinger and husband, Richard, and James Aaron Allen. She is also survived by her brothers, Thaddeus Wayne Wallace and wife, Sheri, and Van Michael Wallace, grandchildren; Jake, Justin and Abby Kiedinger and Kian Thaddeus Allen. She is survived by her niece, Valorie Glaser and nephews, Jeff Wallace and Jonathan Andrew Wallace.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 – 8 PM on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas with Rev. Darren Heil officiating.

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Carol Wallace Allen, 73, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco. Visitation with the family are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday. Oct. 28, 2013 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat with Rev. Darren Heil officiating.

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Nathaniel Devon (Nat) Carter
abt 1964 - Apr 21, 1989

Nathaniel (Nat) Carter, 25, of Corsicana, died April 21, 1989.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel A.M.E. Church with the Rev.
H.W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was an employee of the City of Corsicana, a member of Bethel A.M.E.
Church, Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and has served as secretary of Sunday School for his church for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Shireal Carter; children, Nathaniel Devon Carter and Natalie S. Carter; mother, Delores Carter; father, Donald Carter; four sisters, Michelle Moody of Laurenberg, N.C., Denise Freeman and Cherl Fielder, both of Corsicana, and Kimberly Carter of Denton; grandmother, Mrs. Marie Hudson of Corsicana; grandfather, Gerald Aleander of Chicago, Il., step-grandfather, Ernest Hudson of Corsicana; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Joe Allen Brown, Raymond Yeldell, Harold McDonald, Ray Thomas, Chris Rooks and Daniel Morgan.

Honorary pallbearers are members of Omega Psi Phi.

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Tressie Mae (Phillips) Wade
Nov 27, 1910 - Apr 18, 1989

Mrs. Tressie Mae Wade, 78, of Corsicana, died April 18, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Wake service will be 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Baptist Church, with the Rev. E. H. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy White of Houston and Lula Mae Williams of Corsicana; seven sons, Fred Butler of San Francisco, L. P. Phillips, Dewey Wade, Jasper Wade and Lonnie Wade, all of Corsicana, Willie Wade of Los Angeles and Ira Wade Jr. of Richardson; 30 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

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Clyde Glade Westbrook
Mar 25, 1924 - Apr 22, 1989

Glade Westbrook, 65, of Kerens, died April 22, 1989 at his residence.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with Rev. Harold scott officiating. Interment will follow Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was born March 25, 1924 in Kerens. He was a native of Kerens. He was a member of the Bazette Baptist Church. He was a contractor. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was a graduate of Kerens High School.

Survivors include one son, Ronald Westbrook of Trinidad; three daughters, Susan Westbrook, Pam Denman and Carol Presley all of Fort Wroth; one brother, Frank Westbrook of Ennis; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Walker of Ennis, and Mrs. Wayne White of Athens; five grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 5-6 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ed Arnett, D.F. Fields, Calvin Franklin, Oscar Christman, Lester Walker and Homer Wasson.

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Lemon Leach Sr.
Sept 2, 1903 or 1905 - Jan 4, 1971

Leach Rites

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Petersburg Baptist Church in Round Prairie for Lemon Leach, 65, retired Kerens farmer. The Rev. E. J. Jones officiated. Burial was in Round Prairie Cemetery. Calhoun Funeral Home conducted the services.

Surviving are two sons, one daughter and a granddaughter, all of Kerens and Round Prairie.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, January 10, 1971
Submitted by Karen Rost

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  • SSDI has his birth as 1903 and Texas Death Index has it as 1905

Sammie Lee Allen
Apr 13, 1928 - Apr 12, 1989

Sammie Lee Allen, 61, of Corsicana died April 12, 1989.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Round Prairie Cemetery. Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Scott Funeral Home Chapel.

He was a retired butcher for Beaton Street Market,

He is survived by his wife, Doris Powell Allen of Corsicana; five daughters, Barbara Miler, Marvis Bradford, Christie Jackson and Dollie Allen, all of Corsicana, and Dikiti Allen of College Station; three sons, Samuel Allen, Harold Allen and Richard Allen, all of Corsicana; sister, Bobbie Cleveland of Dallas; three brothers, Carl Allen, Dawfea Allen and Ronnie Allen; 17 grandchildren; four aunts; one uncle; and a host of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ivist Cleveland, Derward Cleveland, Dawfea Cleveland, Ira Bradford Jr, Ray Powell and Von Newsome.

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Man Charged in Murder

Corsicana resident Nokomis Williams, 38, has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of Corsicana resident Sam Allen, 59, whose body was found Wednesday at a local business.

Williams is being held on $100,000 bond in the Navarro County Justice Center Jail. He was arrested by Corsicana police after he went to the Corsicana police station around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

A warrant for Williams' arrest was issued around 5 p.m. Friday and members of the Corsicana police department searched for the suspect until he showed up at the police station.

Police became interested in the suspect after receiving evidence that the suspect had been at the scrap business where the stabbing occurred, said Police Captain Gary Youngblood.

Allen's body was discovered lying in a pool of blood at R & S Salvage, 1700 Chatfield Road. He was discovered by an acquaintance whom police said had visited the victim regulary.

Youngblood said the victim appeared to have died of multiple stab wounds to the upper torso.

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Alford Levi Gamble
Mar 30, 1858 - Apr 18, 1943

A. L. GAMBLE DIED SUNDAY MORNING; IS BURIED ON MONDAY

Funeral services for A. L. Gamble age 85 years, who died at his home in the Black Hills community Sunday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Black Hills church. Rev. Lawrence Shivers and Rev. Mr. Geddy conducted the rites. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

A resident of Navarro county 51 years, Mr. Gamble was well known over the county. He took a prominent part in political and civic affairs of the county for years.

Surviving are two sons, George Gamble, Jim Gamble, two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Montgomery, Mrs. S. H. Burks all of the Black Hills community; a brother, Allison Gamble, Tennessee; two sisters, Mrs. Lou Rice and Mrs. Sennie Parson, both of Alabama; 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. B. Jones, L. M. Jones, C. T. Jones, R. I. Tobb, B. W. Gamble and Bert Jones.

Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Price Hilliard Pate
Apr 16, 1905 - Apr 15, 1989

Price H. Pate, 83, of Lubbock died April 15, 1989, in Lubbock.

Services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Russell Bankes will officiate. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery.

He was born April 16, 1905 at Emhouse and had lived in Lubbock since 1980. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Cooper Church of Christ in Woodrow.

Survivors include his wife, Kate Pate of Lubbock; one son, Roy Pate of Lubbock; one daughter, Christine Sandefer of Lubbock; one grandson, Billy Roy Pate of Chicago; one granddaughter, Amelia Smith of Lubbock; three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be B.C. Barlow, John Ward, Nolan Dockery, Leonard Dockery, Jimmy Barlow and Robert Robinson.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Lubbock, 82nd and Indiana, Lubbock, Tex. 79400.

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Donald H. Roush
Oct 10, 1928 - Oct 28, 2013

Donald H. Roush, 85, of Kerens passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

He was born in Kansas on Oct. 10, 1928.

Don grew up in Kansas, where he met his beautiful bride Theresa Schuetz.  They married and moved to Texas to follow his career with the pipeline.  Don retired from Mobil Oil in Corsicana after a long and fulfilling career.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife of 59 years, Theresa and son Dennis Roush, his parents, sisters Mary Jo Mayer and Patricia Mayer.

He leaves behind a daughter, Marty Koch of Waxahachie and her fiancé Bill Dear; two grandsons, Jeff and Cory Roush; brothers, Marvin Roush and Loren Roush and sisters, Wanda Lindberg and Maxine Crawford and their families; numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews; extended family, Todd and Kristi Ritchie and children Kyndall, Kamdyn, Kallyn, Krayton and Kannon who will miss him dearly.

He was a generous and kind man who was known for his meticulous lawn and the love for his dog, Sophie.

A Rosary Mass will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 with visitation to follow.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at the Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton, Kansas. Burial will follow at St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery.

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Arthur Jefferson Collins
Oct 2, 1920 - Oct 28, 2013

Arthur J. Collins, 93, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 2, 1920.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby Lee Ellis Collins; and brother, Douglas Collins.

He is survived by two sons, Arthur Collins Jr. and wife Nellie of Corsicana and Wilbert Collins and wife Patrice of Goldboro, N.C.; daughter Carolyn N. Collins of Corsicana; a brother, Leslie Collins and wife Espanola of Atlanta, Ga.; one grandson, Gregory D. Collins and wife Janice of Forney; one granddaughter, Cameo Collins of Los Angeles, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Cortlandt B. Collins and Lauren Paul; nieces and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Scott Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Eastside Church of Christ with Elder Alton Albert as eulogist and Elder W. W. Wilmore officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be James Roberts, Charles Pleasant, Tommie Sutton, Darrell Curry, Danzell Lee and Gregory Collins.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Patricia Lee (Steward) Willhite-Goodnight
Aug 19, 1934 - Oct 30, 2013

Patricia Lee Steward Willhite Goodnight finally won her eight-year battle with recurrent breast cancer by going to her Heavenly Home with a new healthy body on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

She was born to Ethel Clara Jones Steward O'Rear and Carl Pierce Steward in Portland, Ore. on Aug. 19, 1934. They lived in many places, but did most of her growing up in Rock Springs, Wyo. before moving to Anchorage, Alaska in 1954 with her dad.

While in Alaska, she met and married Clarence A. Willhite and had three children. She was a very active member of the Southern Baptist Church and worked for many years for the State of Alaska in the Department of Fish and Game, Health Department and Department of Transportation. One of her beloved hobbies was ceramics. She became a certified Duncan instructor, had her own kiln and shared her talents with many others. She especially loved working with the unique Alaskan Clay.

She “retired” to Arizona where she went to work for America West Airlines so she could enjoy traveling. It was there she met and married Jack Goodnight and she continued her ceramics while enjoying traveling frequently.

After her breast cancer metastasized to her bones and lungs eight years ago, she moved to Corsicana so she could be close to family and receive treatments. She could no longer work with ceramics due to the dust, but she didn't let her creative spirit be stifled. She began making beaded jewelry. When her kids gave her a glass jewelry making class for Christmas one year, she started her love affair with a new medium. She was happiest when she was creating and giving away. She always put others before herself.

She passed from this life to the arms of Jesus with the same grace, dignity and selflessness that she lived her life, always putting others before herself. She often asked her caregivers if they needed a pillow, a blanket, or to be sure and get some rest. So very typical of the kind of person she was.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a younger sister, Maxine Harter Hawkins; her husband Jack Goodnight and a great-granddaughter, Morgan Davis.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Joe Sims of Corsicana, her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Merle Shugart of Baton Rouge, La., her son and daughter-in-law Scott and Allison Willhite of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren Amanda Shugart, Andrew and Heather Shugart, Kristi and Joe Chandler, Aaron Sims and Kyle McAfee; great-granddaughters Alex Davis and Reagan Shugart; sister and brother-in-law Carla and Donald Plessman of Casper, Wyo.; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and great nieces and nephews.

Her sweet, loving spirit and presence will be missed by many, but she awaits us in Heaven.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Northside Baptist Church with Paster Rick Lamb officiating.

In lieu of flowers, she requested donations to Northside Baptist Church building fund or music ministry or The American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Marion "Bud" Edward Sisson
Sept 15, 1942 - Oct 31, 2013

Mr. Marion “Bud” Edward Sisson, 71, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1942 in Blooming Grove to Eugene and Annie Mae Ewing Sisson.

Bud graduated from Corsicana High School in 1960. He then worked at Texas Instruments in Dallas for many years. Following his career at Texas Instruments, Bud moved back to Corsicana and worked at the YMCA until his retirement in 2004.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Carl Sisson.

He is survived by his sister, Shirley Sisson Shurtleff of Cedar Park, Texas and numerous cousins, and special friend, Shirley Ann.

Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Rev. Darren Heil officiating. The family wishes to thank the staff at Twilight Nursing Home where Bud had lived most recently for their love, compassion and friendship that they showed to him.

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Linda Gail (Smith) Brown
June 17, 1941 - Oct 30, 2013

Linda Gail Smith Brown, 72, of Fort Smith, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at her home in Fort Smith. She was born June 17, 1941 in Frost to Alva Clyde and Effie Mae York Smith.

Linda was a 1959 graduate of Frost High School, attended Navarro College and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. She was a special education teacher and retired from the Van Buren Arkansas School System.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerry Dee Brown; and her daughter-in-law Christie Brown.

She is survived by her two sons, Tim Brown and wife Janice of Corinth, Texas and Chris Brown of Fort Smith; her brother, Alva L. Smith and wife Jane of Blooming Grove; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at the Spradling Ave. Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Ark. with the Rev. Ron Williamson officiating.

Graveside services and burial in the Frost Cemetery in Frost will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Edward Van-Alma Funeral Home, Van Buren, Ark.

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Marcialete (McAfee) Hettig
Sept 28, 1919 - Oct 31, 2013

Marcialete McAfee Hettig, 94 of Richmond passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 in Sugar Land. She was born in Corsicana on Sept. 28, 1919 to parents, Leroy and Johnnie McAfee as one of 10 children. She was very close to her siblings. They were rarely found together without a deck of cards and shared many adventures and crazy antics. She was truly one of a kind!

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Gene; daughter, Deborah Ann; parents and her nine siblings.

She was affectionately known as “Granny” by her family and leaves to cherish her memory her son, John Hettig and wife Marianne; grandchildren, Ryan Hettig and Marcialete Hettig Voller and husband Julian; great grandchildren, Tanner, jake and Gabbi Hettig and Jordyn, Jackson and Jaycie Voller; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at the Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Jay Fraze officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Hettig, Julian Voller, Dennis McAfee, Danny McAfee, Hal McAfee, Zach Brewer.

Honorary Pallbearer is Dick Hettig.

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Rachel Loraine (Bell) Farmer
Feb. 26, 1907 - Dec. 1, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. FARMER HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Rachael Farmer, aged 29 years, who died Tuesday morning at 8:30 o’clock after a short illness with pneumonia, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral home with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, O. W. Farmer; two children, Norma Jean and Randolph Farmer, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ernest Farmer, Corsicana; four brothers, Mack Bell, Corsicana; Ector Bell, Lubbock; Thalbert Bell, Rodessa, and Lynn Bell, Beaumont.

Pallbearers were H. A. Tinkle, Jack Eastland, Floyd Farmer, T. A. Farmer, Sim Hagler and Earl Joyner.

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Thomas Mack Bell
Sep 17, 1899 - Nov 17, 1962

Mack Bell Dies On Saturday; Rites Monday

Mack Bell, 63, native of Kerens, operator of the Cabell’s Minit Market, 100 South Main street, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 P.M. FROM THE Corley Chapel with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, of which he was a member, assisted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Elmo Bell, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. M. L. Hancock, Tulsa Okla; four grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ernest Farmer, Corsicana; three brothers, S. E. Bell, Lubbock; T. J. Bell, Sulphur, La., and Lynn Bell, Alice, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. G. T. Denson, Hubert Joyner, Lester Humert, George Nokes, Sr.; C. O. Curington, John Farish, Joe McGaugh and B. L. Cook.

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Willie L. (Noble) Hines
Nov 16, 1876  -  Apr 13, 1937

MRS. WILLIE HINES DIES; IS BURIED AT KERENS WEDNESDAY

KERENS, April 15.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Hines, who died at her home Tuesday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at the First Methodist church, with burial at the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. E. Wilkins, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. M. O. Cheek.

Mrs. Hines was a native of Navarro county. She was born at Long Prairie, Nov. 16, 1876, and moved to Kerens in 1887. She was married to Toos Hines in 1895 and was the mother of one daughter. Both husband and daughter preceded her in death many years ago.

Mrs. Hines taught music here for thirty-five years and was active in both church and club work.

Active pallbearers were: O. J. Inmon, R. D. Mabry, J. N. Inmon, Charles Cherry, Jr., H. B. McCown and Johnnie Clayton.

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Ruth (Noble) Henson
Oct 13, 1899 - Dec 16, 1974

Mrs. Henson

KERENS—Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Mrs. Ruth Henson, resident of Kerens, who died yesterday in Fort Worth.

Rev. Glenn Jones, First Methodist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City cemetery.

She was a member of the Methodist church and worked as a clerk in a local drug store for many years before retiring.

Survivors include two sons, John Noble Henson of Salt Lake City, Utah and Bev Henson of Norman, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. John Daly of California; and six grandchildren.

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Johnnie Faye (Walthall) Smith
Aug 26, 1929 - Jun 16, 1995

Johnnie Faye Smith

HONEY GROVE - Funeral services for Johnnie Faye Smith, 65, of Windom, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, 1995, at the Windom Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tim Clayton officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Hilltop Memorial Park in Carrollton.
Funeral services are under direction of Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Honey Grove.
Mrs. Smith was a former resident of Carrollton.
She died Friday, June 16, 1995, at her home in Windom. She was born Aug. 26, 1929 in Emhouse near Corsicana, a daughter of John Wesley Walthall and Minnie Jewell Ray Walthall. She married Wilson Raymond Smith Sr., May 29, 1947, in Rockwall. She was a beautician and a member of the Windom Baptist Church.
The family will received friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Cooper Sorrells Funeral Home in Honey Grove.

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Wendell Lee Poarch [Baby]
B&D Jul. 24, 1936

BABY BURIED AT BLACK HILLS ON SATURDAY MORNING

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Poarch, died Friday afternoon in the Emhouse community and funeral services were held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Poarch, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Lockhart and G. G. Poarch.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Bobby Gray Poarch
Dec 22, 1935 - Apr 24, 1936

LITTLE BLACK HILLS CHILD WAS BURIED SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Bobbie Gray Poarch, 4-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Poarch of the Black Hills community, who died Friday night at 7 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Black Hills church with burial in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Billie Wayne Poarch; a sister, Rose Lee Poarch, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Gray and Mrs. H. L. Poarch, all of the Black Hills community.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Irvin Donald Foster
May 2, 1861 - Dec 26, 1936

AGED RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY DIED SATURDAY

Irvin Donald Foster, aged 75 years, resident of Navarro county for the past 30 years, died at his residence on Avenue F. North Corsicana, Saturday morning at an early hour.

The funeral services were held from the resident Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. E. Gibson, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five sons, S. J. Foster, Corsicana; M. B. Foster, Corsicana; Jim Foster, Bonny; Joe Foster, Corsicana, and Hugh Foster, Bonny; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Depen, Corsicana, and Mrs. Fannie Thompson, Kerens; and several grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Jimmie Dale Copeland
Jan 29, 1935 - Dec 17, 1936

FUNERAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR TWO YEAR OLD CHILD

Funeral services for Jimmie Dale Copeland, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Copeland, who died at the family home, 605 South Eighteenth street, Thursday morning at 2 o’clock were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Methodist Protestant church with burial in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. B. Howell, pastor of the church.

The little child had been ill several days with pneumonia.

Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Velma, Roseva, Yvoma and Dorothy Copeland, Corsicana; and grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Copeland, Smithfield.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home directed the arrangents.

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Effie (Blackmon) Cardwell
Apr 30, 1867 - Mar 25, 1936

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED AT RICE WEDNESDAY

RICE, March 25.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. JH. H. Cardwell, aged 68 years, resident of Corsicana until a few months ago who died here Wednesday morning at 12:40 o’clock, were held from the Baptist church here Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the local cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, pastor of the local Baptist church.

The family resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jim Harrison, Red Oak, and Mrs. Will Cannon, Skidmore; seven sons, H. M. Cardwell and Ira Cardwell, both of Rice; Will Cardwell, Dallas; J. W. Cardwell, Fort Worth; John Cardwell, Best; Charles Cardwell, Corsicana, and Frank Cardwell, Los Angeles, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Vaughn, Corsicana, and Mrs. Hattie Thorp, of Plantersville; three brothers, Charles Blackmon, Jim Blackmon and Will Blackmon, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

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Pleasant Felix “Pleas” Halbert
Sep 09, 1861 - Jan 22, 1936

P. F. HALBERT DIED RICE SATURDAY NIGHT BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Pleas F. Halbert, 74, who died Saturday night at the family residence in Rice after a long illness, were conducted there at 3:30 Sunday afternoon with interment in the Rice cemetery. Rev. H. B. Henry officiated.

Surviving are the deceased’s widow; two brothers, H. C. Halbert, Stanford, Tex., and E. C. Halbert, Decatur, Ala., and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Harwell, of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Mrs. R. M. DeFord of Decatur, Ala., and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. B. Walker, Rod Bartlett, L. M. Barrington, Ben Bartlett, L. A. Pollan and Jess Harper.

He was born in Fayetteville, Tenn., Sept. 9, 1981, and came to Texas in 1882. He lived in Corsicana and the Chatfield and Rice communities. In July, 1896, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Loop, who survives. They resided in Corsicana for many years, where Mr. Halbert was connected with the Drane Implement Company.

He and Frank Drane were the only charter members of the W.O.W. lodge of Corsicana.

Mr. Halbert joined the Christian church when a young man, and continued to be an active and devoted worker throughout his life. He was the son of the late James Halbert and Fannie Gibson Halbert, both of Tennessee, and nephew of the late John S. Gibson, and was a cousin to Miss Molly Gibson of Corsicana.

He had many friends and was admired for his strong convictions and business ability. He had scores of admirable characteristics which endeared him to his many friends, who mourn his passing.

The funeral arrangements were handled by W. F. Hodge, Rice and Sutherland-McCammon, Corsicana.

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Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Loop) Halbert
Feb 14, 1868 - Jan 22, 1954

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Halbert

Mrs. Lizzie Halbert, 85, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at her home in Rice Friday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon chapel here Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John H. Basham, pastor of the Haynie Memorial Methodist church.

The widow of the late Pleas Halbert of Rice, Mrs. Halbert was born in Chatfield, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. W. and Sarah Loop, pioneer Navarro county residents. She had resided in Chatfield, Corsicana and Rice all of her life.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Addie L. Harper, Chatfield, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were W. C. Nahgley, J. G. Parks, Ernest Cummins, S. B. South, J. C. Barton and A. D. Ellis.

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George Gilbert Lundy, Sr.
Nov 8, 1857 - Mar 27, 1936

G. G. LUNDY DIED FRIDAY MORNING BURIAL SATURDAY

G. G. Lundy, aged 68 years, died at the family residence 315 West Sixth avenue at 11 o’clock Friday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the residence and will be conducted by Rev. Joe Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, George Lundy, Jr., Corsicana, J. L. Lundy, Corsicana; J. V. Lundy, Arkansas; R. B. Lundy, Plainview; seven daughters, Mrs. Mattie Bell Teague, Corsicana; Miss Mary Ellen Lundy, Corsicana; Miss Willie Ruth Lundy, Corsicana; Mrs. Lula Mae Kizza, Dallas; Mrs. Elizabeth Stama, Kerens; Mrs. Birdie Stinson, Malakoff and Mrs. Melissa Mott, Louisiana, mother Mrs. Sue Lundy, Mississippi and other relatives.

Mr. Lundy was a native of Mississippi and had been a resident of Corsicana for eight years.

Corley Funeral Home will direct funeral arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 27, 1936
  • h/o Lula Leona (Evans) Lundy buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas s/o Montgomery S. Lundy and Susannah P. (Wright) Lundy
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Dortha Geneva (Knight) Sanders
July 16, 1930 - Oct 24, 2013

Mrs. Dortha Geneva Sanders, age 83, of Corsicana passed away on October 24, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born July 16, 1930 to Aaron Cosby and Velma May Knight.
Mrs. Sanders worked as an LVN at Navarro Regional Hospital for twenty-five years and retired in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Lee Sanders, and her parents.
She is survived by her daughter, Jerienne Livingston and husband, Charles of Corsicana and son, Phillip Sanders and wife, Raquel of Wellton, Arizona. She is survived by her grandchildren; Chris Smith and Tammy , Paul Smith and wife, Heather, Chuck Livingston and wife, Connie, Melissa Sanders and Michael Sanders. Mrs. Sanders is also survived by nine great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. She is also survived by her brother, Dalton Knight and wife, Louise and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. .
Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Rev. James Williams officiating.

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  • w/o Arnold Lee Sanders; d/o Cozby Knight and Velma (Cox) Knight


Dortha Geneva Sanders, 83, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. No formal visitation is planned. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Rev. James Williams officiating.

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Tommy Jack Reeves
Apr 18, 1919 - Nov 8, 1936

YOUTHFUL VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA WAS BURIED AT DRESDEN

Jake Reeves, aged 17 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Reeves, 205 South Twelfth street, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night at 10 o’clock following a short illness with pneumonia.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Methodist church at Dresden with interment in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Sikes.

The family resided in the Dresden community prior to moving to Corsicana several months ago.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Billy Joe and Jimmie Glenn Reeves, all of Corsicana.

The arrangements were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Dresden.

DRESDEN, Nov. 26.—(Spl.)--The community was greatly shocked last Wednesday when the sad word came telling of the death of “Happy” Jack Reeves. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Reeves, two brothers, and two grandmothers, Mrs. Reeves of Raleigh, Mrs. Lula Daniel of Dresden, and other relatives. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Methodist church at Dresden, with interment in Dresden cemetery.

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Gladys Elene (Daniel) Reeves
Nov 23, 1897 - Dec 9, 1936

MOTHER FOLLOWS SON IN DEATH DUE ATTACK PNEUMONIA

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys E. Reeves, aged 39 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with pneumonia, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church at Dresden with interment in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. J. Sikes.

Prior to moving to Corsicana recently, the family resided in the Dresden community.

A son, Tommie Jack Reeves, died November 10, with pneumonia.

Surviving are her husband, G. P. Reeves, 204 South Twelfth street; two children, Jimmie and Billie Reeves, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. L. G. Daniel, Blooming Grove; five brothers, L. G. Daniel, Waco; W. R. Daniel, Angus, Carl Daniel, Blooming Grove; J. M. Daniel, Houston, and Leland Daniel, Vivian, La.; four sisters, Mrs. W. T. Bell, Vivian, La.; Mrs. Marshall Howard, Dawson; Mrs. Ed Yates, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Newton Smith, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Sick and Convalescent.

Mrs. G. P. Reeves is seriously ill with pneumonia at the P. and S. Hospital.

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Jimmie Neal Taylor
Mar 19, 1936 - Mar 25, 1936

Infant Was Buried Thursday Morning

Funeral services for Jimmie Neal Taylor, six-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Taylor, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday night at 7 o’clock, were held at the Catholic cemetery Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving are the parents.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Louis Joe Territo
Jul 7, 1882 - Apr 7, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES ON THURSDAY FOR LOCAL MERCHANT

Funeral services for Joe Territo, aged 53 years, well-known merchant, who died at his home 503 North Fifth street, Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with interment in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Territo, a native of Italy, had been in the United States for 30 years and had been in Corsicana for 24 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Louis Joe Territo; five daughters, Mrs. Hugh Pollard and Misses Annie, Vincey, Rosa Lee and Frances Territo; a son, Lee Territo; and three sisters, Mrs. Joe S. Palmeri, Mrs. Joe Samaritano and Mrs. Steve Chirafis, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, Steve Palmeri, S. B. McDaniel, Paul Borsellino, Tony Cinquemano and Robert Irvine.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Louis Joe Territo
Nov 27, 1852 - Apr 30, 1925

Italian Died Here Yesterday Afternoon

Louis Territo, aged 72 years, a native of Italy, but a resident here for many years, died at 5:20 yesterday afternoon at his home, 418 North Fifth street, after many months of ill health and the funeral took place this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Catholic church, Father Graffeo officiating, and interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

The deceased had been a fruit and vegetable vendor here for several years. He is survived by his wife and several children.

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Evelyn Buckalew (Holtzheuser) Powell-Richardson
Feb 25, 1919 - Nov 2, 2013

Evelyn Richardson of Irving passed away November 2, 2013. She was born on February 25, 1919 in Dallas, Texas to Michael and Hattie Holtzheuser. Evelyn was an Irving resident since 1955 and was a member of Plymouth Park Baptist Church. She loved her church, gardening and photography. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by step-daughter Teddi Davenport of Wylie, Texas; step-daughter and husband Rhonda and Russell Patty of Leonard; Niece Judith Shaffer of Arkansas; Great-niece and husband Karen and Kevin Stewart of Centerton, Arkansas; Great-nephews Jake Stewart of Centerton, Arkansas; and Jeff Langlois of Connecticut; Step-granddaughters Terri and Tami Davenport of Garland, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Plymouth Park Baptist Church of Irving with Rev. Ken Branam officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 pm at Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation at P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077 or www.arthritis.org.

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Bettye Jo Steele
abt 1923 - Dec 2, 1978

Miss Steele

Funeral was to be at 2:30 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Streetman for Miss Bettye Jo Steele, 55, a Houston resident and former Streetman resident, who died Saturday in a Houston hospital. The Rev. Grayson Glass will officiate with burial in the Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ruth Steele of Streetman; two brothers, Tom C. Steele of Streetman and Robert J. Steele of Lake Jackson, Tex.; by three sisters, Mrs. Tigna Manahan of Houston; Mrs. Rosa K. Tucker of Omaha, Neb. And Mrs. Macye Innis of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Rick Richards, Steve Stroube, June P. Clark, Thomas Steele, Joel Steele, Stanley Blinka, and Ed Wilson.

Griffin Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Minnie Opal (Farmer) Estes-Beaird
Sep 10, 1916 - Mar 26, 1999

Minnie Opal Beaird

Minnie Opal Beaird, 82, of Wortham, Texas, passed away Friday March 26, 1999, in Mexia.

Graveside services will be Monday, March 29, at 10 a.m. at Hopewell Cemetery with the Rev. R. E. Cecil officiating.

Mrs. Beaird was born in Kerens, Sept. 10, 1916. She is survived by her sister Ethel Horn of Navarro county and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Elton William Dosser
Oct 10, 1913 - Mar 27, 1999

Elton William Dosser

Elton William Dosser, 85, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, March 27, 1999, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be today and Monday night from 6 to 8 p.m. Services are pending with D. Casey Perry officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

Mr. Dosser was born in Drane, Texas, Oct. 10, 1913 He was a former longtime resident of Star Harbor Mason.

Mr. Dosser is survived by his wife, Euda Drain Dosser of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Dom and Toni Dosser of St. Louis, and Randy and Peggy Dosser of Malakoff; five grandchildren, Scott, Brian, Brandi, Michael and Kaitlyn; two great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Kayla; two brothers, Emmett and Wilson Dosser of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Elmer Gary Ritter
Mar 14, 1934 - Sep 4, 1987

Gary Ritter

Gary Ritter, 53, of Seven Points, died Saturday.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today at the Paschal Funeral Home with Bro. L. H. Manning and Bro. Ned Mullins officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Reagan Ritter of Seven Points; a daughter, Mrs. Burette Burke of Arlington; five sons, Elvis Wayne Ritter, Jeff Morgan of Kaufman, Randal Morgan of Lampasas, and Mike Morgan of Seven Points; a brother, Larry Ritter of Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Richard McLain, Bud Yarbrough, Kent Keith, Larry Henderson, Don Riley, Dave Garrett and Jim Legget.

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Gwendolyn Adams
Sep 18, 1922 - Dec 27, 1936

DRANE GIRL DIED SUNDAY MORNING; FUNERAL MONDAY

Funeral services for Gwendolyn Adams, aged 14 years, who died at the family home in the Drane community Sunday morning at 4:30 o’clock, were held from the Baptist church at Drane Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock with burial in the Campbell cemetery. Rev. Robert Burleson conducted the rites.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Adams; a sister Helen Adams; a brother, Robert Weeks Adams; and a grandfather, G. B. Weeks, all of the Drane community.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Martha Luvenia Sarah Rebecca Ann “Sallie” (Dycus) Williamson-Bailey
Mar 07, 1878 - Jul 16, 1969

Mrs. Sallie Bailey

Mrs. Sallie Bailey, 91, a Confederate War widow, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital here. She resided at 612 W. 16th Ave.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. C. S. Sullivan, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church will officiate and interment will be in Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are 11 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Alvis Ward, Roy Dycus, Walter Dycus, David Dycus, Mose Swindell and Everett Ivie.

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Bailey Services

Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Sallie Bailey, 91, who died Thursday. The Rev. C. S. Sullivan officiated. Burial was in Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are 11 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

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Jessie Juanita (Bunch) Baker
May 22, 1893 - Sep 4, 1987

Jessie Juanita Baker

Mrs. Jessie Juanita Baker died Friday in Corsicana.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Mr. Bob Quinn will officiate. Burial will be at Campbell-Elrod cemetery.

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. June Henderson, Ruth Moody, Aline Haden, all of Barry, and Ruby Mae Ledford of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gary Baker, Jimmie Haden, Josh Haden, E. A. Toten, Jake Calhoun and Alton Adams.

Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

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Lillian May (Freedman) Oransky
May 1, 1885 - Jul 21, 1960

Mrs. Oransky Dies Thursday

Mrs. Lillian C. Oransky, 75, native of Corsicana, 105 South Twelfth street, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Thursday afternoon. Funeral arrangements are pending.

The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex Freedman, pioneer Corsicana residents, Mrs. Oransky resided in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for many years before returning to Corsicana 12 years ago.

Surviving are a son, Merrill Oransky, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Cornelia Fogle, Los Angeles, Calif.; a grandson; a cousin, Mrs. Bell Costa, Dallas, and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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Mrs. Oransky Rites Sunday

Final rites for Mrs. Lillian C. Oransky, 75, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the McCammon Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rabbi Harry Merfeld, Temple Beth-El, and Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro, Congregation Agudas Achim. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery.

Mrs. Oransky was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Freedman, Corsicana pioneers, and resided in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prior to returning to Corsicana 12 years ago.

Surviving are a son, Merrill Oransky, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Cornelia Fogle, Los Angeles; a grandson, two cousins, Mrs. Bell Costa, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. C. Roe, Dr. W. T. Shell, Ed M. Polk, Morris Dreeben, Marvin Shawrts, and Louis Goldberg.

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Uriah Moise Cerf
Sep 4, 1895 - Sep 9, 1936

URIAH CERF DIED SHORTLY AFTER NOON IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Uriah Cerf, aged 41 years, native of Corsicana, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock after a several weeks illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the home of his mother, Mrs. I. N. Cerf, 418 West Fourth avenue, with burial in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Charles B. Lesser of Temple Beth-El.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. I. N. Cerf; two brothers, Robert and James H. Cerf; a sister, Miss Idalia Cerf; grandmother, Mrs. Rachel Cerf, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the services.

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Max “Papa” Brustein
Nov 24, 1893 - Apr 24, 1989

Max “Papa” Brustein

Max “Papa” Brustein, 95, of Plano, died April 24, 1989, in Carrollton.

Graveside services are 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Hebrew cemetery, with Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Nov. 24, 1893, in Russia, and lived in Plano for 19 years. He was a retired retail merchant and was a member of Agudas Achim Synagogue. He served in the U. S. Army World War I.

He was preceded indeath by his wife, Mollie Brustein, and a son and daughter-in-law, Sylvan and Gloria Brustein.

He is survived by one daughter, Geline Lulky, of Little Rock, Ark.; a grandson and his wife, Ron and Elizabeth Brustein of Plano; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kenny and Diane Goodman and Eddie and Debbie Davis, all of Dallas; and five great-grandchildren.

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Julius Theodore Goldman
May 10, 1906 - Jul 19, 1969

Julius Goldman

Julius Goldman, 63, a native of Corsicana, died here Saturday.

He was a member of the Jewish Church.

Graveside services are to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Jewish cemetery with Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joella Scheakler of Irving one granddaughter of Irving; and a sister, Mrs. Louise Daniels of Corsicana.

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Bert Daniel Kilcrease
Apr 7, 1906 - Oct 24, 1952

Gunshot Wounds Prove Fatal To Bert Kilcrease

KERENS, Oct. 25—(Spl)—Funeral services for Bert Kilcrease, 46, farmer, who was found dying from a gunshot wound on Highway 31 west of Kerens Friday afternoon, were held from the First Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor, and Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Kilcrease was employed in the PMA office in Corsicana for several years until recent ill health necessitated his resignation. He was a member of the First Baptist church and resided on a farm north of Kerens.

Judge Melvin Penney, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted.”

The charge from a 12-gauge shotgun had entered his chest. Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and Deputies Howe French and Dick Salter investigated.

It was stated a truck driver discovered the mortally wounded man in the roadside park west of town a few minutes before he died.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Lovenia Ann; two sons, Kenneth Wade and Joe Dan Kilcrease, all of Kerens; mother, Mrs. Mary E. McQuary, Kerens; two brothers, A. Y. Kilcrease, Corsicana, and R. L. McQuary, Blooming Grove; four sisters, Mrs. C. C. Johnston, Houston; Mr. J. J. Wolverton, Woodston; Mrs. Emma Jennings, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Bob Paschal, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Archie B. Massey, Johnny Baxter, Edward Stroder, Hardy Mayo, Freddie Banks, and Marvin Henderson.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Willie Belle (Hubbard) Hamilton-Hubbard
Jun 11, 1909 - Aug 2, 1936

KERENS WOMAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Willie Belle Hubbard, aged 25 years, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock after a short illness. The body was taken to Kerens where burial was slated for Friday afternoon. Miss Hubbard formerly resided in Dallas.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hubbard, Kerens, a brother and other relatives.

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Felix T. Hubbard
Jan 20, 1879 - Oct 4, 1970

Hubbard Rites Set Wednesday

Felix T. Hubbard, 91, a native of North Carolina and a longtime resident of Kerens died Sunday in the May Wood Manor Rest Home in Kerens. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Ralph Stovall, with interment in the Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include one son John Curry Hubbard of Dallas.

Deacons of the First Baptist Church will be pallbearers.

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Johnny Cartlidge
Jul 19, 1969 - Jul 20, 1969

Johnny Cartlidge

KERENS (Spl.) Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Kerens City Cemetery for Johnny Cartlidge, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Cartlidge, Jr., who died in Memorial Hospital Sunday.

Survivors in addition to the parents are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cartlidge, Sr., of Kerens and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Taylor of Jacksonville, Fla.

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Allie Mae (Breeding) Kilcrease-Scott
Jul 4, 1908 - Jun 22, 1992

Hallie Mae Scott

Hallie Mae Scott, 83, of Kerens, died June 22, 1992, at her residence in Kerens.

Services will be 2 p. m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Chapel in Kerens, with the Rev. Van Houser officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery.

She was a resident of Kerens for 48 years and a graduate of Kerens High School. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Kerens.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Kilcrease and Joe Dan Kilcrease, both of Kerens; one daughter, Lovenia Ann Potter of Rowlett; one stepdaughter, Patsy Gartman of Frost; two step-sons, Amon Scott, Jr. of Waco and Benny Scott of Richardson; two brothers, Clifford Breeding and Landy Breeding, both of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Danny Kilcrease, Kelly Kilcrease, Wesley Kilcrease, Greg Harper, Burt Kilcrease, Kenny Kilcrease and Chuck Harper.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 23, 1992

  • (Obit has her as Hallie)
    Graduate of Kerens High School -1st husband Bert Daniel Kilcrease married Apr. 14, 1930 2nd husband Homer Amon Scott, Sr. buried at Frost Cemetery, Frost, Tx. d/o Jessie Landy Breeding and Sarah (Hutchins) Breeding
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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