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Jesus Angel Najera
abt 1946 - Apr 1, 2014

Jesus Angel Najera, 67, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at his residence. Graveside funeral service will be Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Vera Louise (Ward) Ivie
Dec 27, 1922 - Apr 2, 2014

Vera Louise Ivie, 91, a lifelong resident of the Purdon community, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014. She was born Dec. 27, 1922 in Purdon to Sammie Cleveland and Eva Lou Ward. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn D. Ivie and brothers, Lloyd and Nelson Ward. Mrs. Ivie is survived by sons, David of Purdon and Wayne and his wife, Susie of Bryan; granddaughters, Gala Huckaby, her husband Steve and mother Carolyn Cobb, Amy Rogers and her husband Adam, and Betsy Fritz and her husband Brad; great-grandchildren: Jason McCrory and his wife Beth, Travis and Tyler Huckaby, Keith and Derek Fritz, and Emma Louise Rogers. Mrs. Ivie is also survived by her treasured sisters; Hazel Ivie and Alma Keele of the Purdon community and many loved nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Leonard Ward officiating. Pallbearers will be Bo Ivie, John Ivie, Mike Ivie, Brad Fritz, Burt Maddox, and Adam Rogers. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Huckaby, Jason McCrory, Dicky Phillips, and Ricky Thomas. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

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Sammie Cleveland Ward
Jan 6, 1898 - Dec 22, 1971

Sammie C. Ward, 73, a Navarro County native, died early Wednesday morning in Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. T.F. Donald officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.
Survivors included his widow, Mrs. Elsie Morris Ward of Eureka; two sons, the Rev. Harold Lloyd Ward of Lufkin and Nelson Dean Ward of Purdon; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Ivie, Mrs. Alma Bullock and Mrs Hazel Ruth Ivie, all of Purdon; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

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Nancy Evalue (Brown) Ward
Dec 11, 1901 - Aug 24, 1993

Friday Services For Mrs. Ward
Funeral services for Mrs. S. C. Ward, 56, of Purdon, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning, were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Friday at 10 a.m.
The rites were conducted by her son, Rev. Harold L. Ward, pastor of the Oak Grove Assembly of God church at Lufkin, assisted by Rev. A. H. Dockray, pastor of the Purdon Assembly of God church.
Mrs. Ward was a life-long resident of Navarro county.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, the Rev. Mr. Ward, Lufkin, and Nelson Dean Ward, Purdon; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Ivie, Mrs. Alma Bullock and Mrs. Hazel Ivie, all of Purdon; a brother, R. L. Brown, Corbet; six grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jodie Ward, Eddie Ward, Luther Ward, Roy Ward, Leonard Ward and Roy Ivie.

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Howard Eugene Faughn
abt 1928 - Apr 7, 2014

Howard Faughn, 85 of Kerens passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 in the Parkview Nursing Home in Athens. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers are Russell Hamel, Willie Lundy, Todd Berry, Tim Berry, Ernie Baccinelli and Clay Faughn.
Faughn is a retired pipe fitter with Union Carbide and a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Radney Faughn of Kerens; daughter, Debra Faughn of Fairfield and son Doyale Faughn of Rural Shade; sisters, Geneva Fade of Corsicana and Teresa Berry of Pasadena; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.
Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Joyce Elaine (Mynia) Pesek-Scott
abt 1941 - Apr 6, 2014

Joyce Elaine Scott, 72, of Mabank passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 in the ETMC Hospital in Tyler.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Kerens First Baptist Church with Rev. Curtis Mathis and Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jordan Mentzer, Michael Mentzer, Jeremy Pesek, and Richard Mentzer.
She is survived by her husband, George Scott of Mabank; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Carrie Pesek of Weldona, Colo., Randy and Lona Pesek of Pensacola, Fla. and Alvin and Marie Pesek of Redmond, Ore.; daughter and son-in-law Charlene and Richard Mentzer of Baton Rouge, La.; 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; step-children, Debbie Talley of Corsicana, Becky Seal of Kerens, Gina Dieterichs of Kerens, Sarah Maddox of Brenham, John Scott of Carrollton and George Scott, Jr. of San Antonio; sister, Jonne Dunkin of Salem, Ore.; brothers, Marvin Mynia of Lebanon, Ore., Dennis Mynia of Salem, Ore. and LaVerne Mynia of Rifle, Colo.; number of nieces and nephews.
Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Nobie Lee (Martin) Bane
abt 1914 - Apr 5, 2014

Nobie Lee Bane, 99, of Kerens, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, in the Heritage Oaks Retirement Center in Corsicana.
Mrs. Bane was a supervisor at Miller Hat Factory.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Moses Pickens Martin and Lula Mae Brown Martin; husband, Gilmer Bane; and one brother, Luther Martin.
Survivors include her son, Wilmer Bane of Kerens; grand daughters, Jaye Howell of Kerens and Jennifer Bane of Greenville; grandsons, Royce Bane of Athens and Tim Bane of Brownwood; nine great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; two sisters -in-law, Faye Bane Price of Livingston and Delores Bane of Greenville.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Paschal; Funeral Home in Kerens.
Funeral service is schedule for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Royce Bane, Cooper Bane, Tim Bane, Cotton Bane Steve Howell and Russ Crawford
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Annie (Moore) Carrington
Jul 19, 1888 - Jan 27, 1974

Mrs. Carrington

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Annie Carrington, 85, of Dallas, who died Sunday in Dallas. Rev. David Hale officiated.

She was a former resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.

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George Barnett Anderson
Jul 4, 1931 - Jul 15, 1953

Corsicana Cadet, Geo. B. Anderson, Killed In Crash

Aviation Cadet George B. Anderson of Corsicana was killed Wednesday morning when his T033 jet trainer, crashed and burned near Kopperl, Bosque county, one mile west of Lake Whitney. He was stationed at the James Connally Air Force Base at Waco.

The body will be returned to Corsicana from Waco for burial by the Griffin Funeral Home. It was taken to Waco by military authorities following an investigation at the site. Arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon pending the completion of investigation by the Air Force.

Goes Into Spin
The Plane was a two-seater trainer and is reported to have gone into a spin about two miles east of Kopperl and crashed about 2,000 yards from Indian Lodge, a fishing camp at the Lake about 10:45 a.m.

Eyewitnesses earlier reported one man was seen to bail out but that his parachute failed to open. Officials at the James Connally Air Force Base at Waco, however, reported only one man in the plane. The body of Cadet Anderson was removed from the smoldering wreckage.

Falls Suddenly
W. F. White, Sweetwater was reported the first to arrive at the scene. He was fishing about 1,000 yards east of where the plane crashed.

“The plane came from the south and was flying apparently smoothly,” he said. “It took a nose dive, then went into a spin.”

Mrs. Harold Glenn of Kopperl was chopping weeds in her back yard when she saw the craft fall, she lives about three miles from the site where the plane fell.

Joe Bob Reagan, another eye-witness, who operates Indian Lodge, a fishing camp on the west side of Lake Whitney, said the plane caught his attention when it began to twist and turn convulsively in the air.

“Then it went out of sight and we heard a crash. We drove down and found the plane partially buried in the ground about one mile south of Whitney,” Reagan said.

Reagan said the plane was scattered for about 200 yards in the pasture.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. M. Anderson, 1120 West Collin street, Corsicana; three brothers, M-Sgt. James P. Anderson, U. S. Air Force, Newfoundland; Major Zane Anderson, N. S. Army, Fort Sill, Okla., and Thomas M. Anderson, Corsicana; a sister, Miss Koleta Anderson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The cadet was a graduate of Corsicana High School, attended Navarro Junior College one year and had attended the University of Texas 1 1/2 years. He had been in the Air Force about a year.

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Marion Emma (Bennett) Anderson
Sep 12, 1897 - Dec 1, 1973

Mrs. Anderson

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Marion Anderson, 76, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, James Anderson of Nash, Tex.; Zane Anderson of St. Paul, Minn.; a daughter, Mrs. Koleta Maynor of Farmers Branch; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a niece, Mrs. Elvia Garrison of Corsicana, and other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Roger Victory, Travis Anderson, Robert Foley, Robert Cason, Hoyt Moore, and Joe Bennett.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, December 3, 1973
  • w/o James Pursley Anderson buried in Old Pursley cemetery; d/o Francis Marion Bennett & Arlene (Trammel) Bennett
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Cecelia Ellen Barnebee
Feb 8, 1956 - Apr 21, 1956

Barnebee Infant Services Sunday

Funeral services for Cecelia Elaine Barnebee, 10-week-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Barnebee, Jr., 510 North Twenty-Fifth street, who died early Saturday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the St. John’s Episcopal church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector of the church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Jimmy and Mike, and a sister, Jo-Hanna, all of Corsicana.

Corley directed.

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Victor Ney Crowley, Sr.
Sep 8, 1883 - Sep 14, 1956

Victor Crowley Expires Friday

KERENS, Sept. 14—(Spl)—Victor N. Crowley, 73, retired farmer, died at his home early Friday morning following an extended illness.

A native of Mississippi, he had been a resident of Texas since 1901.

Funeral services will be held sometime Saturday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; four sons, Art S. Crowley, San Angelo; Clem N. Crowley, Pecos; Victor N. Crowley, Jr., U.S.A.F., recently of London, and Pet L. Crowley, U.S.A.F., Montgomery, Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. S. T. Phillips, Carlsbad, N.M., and Ms. Allen Curtis, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Patterson, Hooks, and Mrs. Ben Crocker, Kerens; two brothers, A. L. Crowley, Yukon, Mo., and Arthur Crowley, Morganton, North Carolina; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Edward Thomas “Ed” Miller
Mar 10, 1876 - Mar 4, 1956

Ed Miller Dies At Grapeland

KERENS, March 5.—(Spl.)—Ed Miller, 80, former Kerens resident, a retired painter, died early Sunday at his home in Grapeland.

A native of Kentucky, he spent most of his life here, residing at Trinidad a few years before moving to Grapeland 14 years ago.

The funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Grapeland; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Finch, McCamey; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Garrison, Hondo; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Charlie Korn, Morris Crawford, Earl Seale, Charles E. Reese, Lacy Garrett and John Arnett.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Orrie Mae (Mooney) Miller
Aug 16, 1886 - Sep 24, 1961

Kerens Rites Planned For Auto Victim

KERENS, Sept. 25 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Orrie Mae Miller, 75, a former resident of Kerens, will be held here Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Miller, a resident of Alto, Texas was killed in an automobile accident near Alto Sunday night.

Funeral rites are planned at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the First Baptist Church here, with Rev. Bill Foster officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

A daughter, Mrs. Harold Finch, of McCamey, and a brother, Roscoe Mooney of Alto, and other relatives survive.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Joseph Bozeman Bradley
Jul 15, 1874 - Feb 9, 1955

Rites Thursday For J. B. Bradley

Funeral services for Joe B. Bradley, 80, of Rice, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday after a brief illness, were held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, Midlothian Methodist minister.

A native of Mississippi, Bradley spent most of his life at Rice where he was an extensive land-owner, vice president of the First State Bank of Rice, former president of the school board, and active in the civic and business circles of his community.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; a daughter, Mrs. Jack H. Wilder, Wichita Falls; a granddaughter, Mrs. B. L. Bryams, Wichita Falls; two great-granddaughters, a brother, W. W. Bradley, Gladewater; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Perryman, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ernest Cummings, W. C. Mahaley, Dow Mahaley, S. B. South, J. W. Medford and Dan Boyer.

McCammon directed.

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Fannie Emma (Bryan) Bradley
June 9, 1879 - Dec 5, 1957

Mrs. Joe Bradley Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday

Mrs. Joe B. Bradley, 78, of Rice, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon following a several months’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Rice cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, Methodist minister of Fort Worth, assisted by Rev. Jack Daniel, pastor.

Mrs. Bradley had resided in Rice 57 years. She was the widow of the late Joe Bradley, long-time leader in the Rice area in school, civic and financial circles.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack H. Wilder, a granddaughter, Mrs. B. L. Bryans, Jr.; a great-granddaughter, Becky Bryans, and a great-grandson, Bradley Bryans, all of Wichita Falls; a sister, Mrs. B. O. Berry, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. R. Bryan, O. E. Bryan, Joe Bryan, J. R. Bryan, B. C. Glenn and W. M. Hayes.

McCammon will direct.

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Rush C. Green
Aug 6, 1877 - Apr 20, 1956

Retired Farmer Dies At Rice

Rush Green, 78, retired Rice farmer, was found dead in bed at his home early Friday morning. Natural causes were ascribed as the cause of death.

Surviving are his wife, Rice; a son, Clyde Green, Ennis; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Woods, Hester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Jimmie Williams, Ennis, and Mrs. C. R. DeLord, Santiago, Cuba; a grandson, R. L. Green, Waxahachie; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Rice Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Rice cemetery.

McCammon directs.

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William Virgil McDowal
May 8, 1889 - Sep 7, 1956

Wm. V. McDowal Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Wm. V. McDowal, 67, retired Rice ginner, who was found dead Friday morning at Rice, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Daniels, pastor. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Masons will be in charge of the graveside rites and provide pallbearers.

A native of Lamar county, McDowal had resided at Rice for a number of years.

Walter Hayes, justice of the peace returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted,” following an investigation with Deputy Sheriff Howe French, McDowal had been ill for some time.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Pollan McDowal, Rice; a brother, Rufus McDowal, Amarillo, and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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John Dozier Brittain
Feb 17, 1890 - Apr 3, 1956

Ennis Contractor Rites Thursday

ENNIS, April 4—(Spl)—J. D. Brittain, 66, native of Navarro county, died in the Ennis Municipal Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a heart attack suffered Monday.

Funeral services will be held from the Keever Funeral Chapel here Thursday at 11 a.m. with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank R. Standifer, rector of the St. Thomas Episcopal church here.

The son of the late John and Frances Brittain, he had been a carpenter and contractor here for the past 35 years.

Surviving are four sons, James D. (Sam) and Charlie E. Brittain, both of Corsicana; Roy T. Brittain, Detroit, Mich., and Ewing Brittain, Colorado; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. J. A. Langley, Ennis and other relatives.

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Paul Ferguson
Dec 23, 1945 - Apr 7, 2014

Paul Ferguson, resident of Corsicana, passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas with his family and friends at his side to be with his Father in Heaven at the age of 68. Paul was born in Madisonville, Texas to Jim Ferguson and Lois Hall Ferguson. He married Doniece Hearn and was drafted into the United States Army in November of 1966 and was discharged in November 1968. He retired from the Corsicana ISD where he was a teacher at Collins Middle School in 2011. He was a member at Calvary Worship Center in Corsicana where he loved to sing, worship and was a member of Southern Joy singing at church services and events all over the country.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents Jim and Lois Ferguson, two brothers Donnie and Willie Ferguson and a sister Rheda Henry. He is survived by his wife Doniece Hearn Ferguson of Corsicana; children, Cori Wossum and husband Chris of Corsicana, David Ferguson and wife Emily of Eureka and Hailee Ferguson of Corsicana; grandchildren, Colton Ogburn, Gracie Ferguson and Christopher Wossum. Paul is also survived by three sisters, Maxine Grimes of Dallas, Jo Hillegeist of Marquez and Melba Byers of Madisonville, and many loving nieces and nephews. Paul also had his music family that he loved so much; Elton Raney, Rudy Lopez and Joe Lopez and their families.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Worship Center in Corsicana with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Walt Hillegeist, Brad Hillegeist, Lenson Hearn, Zane Hearn, Scott Henry, Mark Henry, Billy Byers and Bill Ferguson. Honorary Pallbearers will be B. J. Coker, Jack Lewis, Ronnie Slater, David Bilbo and Edward Hearn.

Memorials may be made to the Calvary Worship Center at 1364 North Beaton Corsicana, Texas 75110 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bettie (Wood) Woods
July 14, 1855 - June 3, 1931

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Woods, aged 76 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, wife of the late James H. Woods, who died at her home, 504 West Second avenue, Wednesday night at 8:30 o'clock, will be held from the family residence Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church. Rev. Jeff D. Ray of Fort Worth, will assist in the services. Her late husband, a former senator and civic leader, died May 23, 1931.

Mrs. Woods had resided in this county for more than a half century.

Surviving are three sons, Henry Stuart Woods, Kansas City; Damon Clinton Woods, a U. S. consul in Paris; and James H. Woods, Jr., Tulsa, and several grandchildren.

Special music will be furnished by a quartette composed of Mesdames Harry Williams and Harry Blanding and H. E. Metcalf and Lloyd Kerr.

Active pallbearers will be S. M. Kerr, C. W. Taylor, F. N. drane, Lowry Martin, James McGill, Lawrence Treadwell, A. G. Elliott and J. N. Edens, the same pallbearers who officiated at the funeral of her husband.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

The passing of Mrs. Woods at this time is peculiarly sad as her husband, the Hon. James H. Woods, to whom she was a most devoted and loving wife and companion for nearly fifty years, passed away only a few days ago and although herself not physically strong, she had been at his bedside during the last illness almost constantly.

Mrs. Woods was a true Mother in Israel, loved her family and home and church and these came first and uppermost in her life. She was known by a large circle of friends, especially among the older people of the city and there is universal regret at her passing.

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Louis T. Daniels
Mar 30, 1905 - Jan 13, 1955

Louis T. Daniels Dies Thursday, Services Friday

Louis T. Daniels, 49, retired merchant and oil operator, died at his home, 618 North Twenty-Fifth street Thursday afternoon following a several months illness with a heart ailment. He had recently returned from a several weeks stay in a Waco hospital. He was a native of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 4:30 p.m. with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rabbi I. J. Sarashon, Temple Beth-El, assisted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro, Congregation Agudas Achim.

Surviving are his wife, and a daughter, Mary Lou Daniels, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Irving Frankfort, Waco; Mrs. Louis Goldberg and Mrs. Ben Levy, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Dave Kamen, Athens; two brothers, George and Albert Daniels, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

The Masonic Lodge will have charge of graveside rites and will provide the pallbearers.

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May Judith (Rosen) Goldberg
Jun 7, 1907 - Jan 22, 1956

Corsicana Rites For Mrs. Goldberg Due Late In Week

Funeral services for Mrs. May Goldberg, 47, who was killed Sunday in the Santa Fe passenger train wreck near Los Angeles, are scheduled at Lemon Grove, a San Diego, Calif. Suburb, sometime Wednesday, relatives here were advised. She is the wife of Abe Goldberg and the couple resided in Corsicana for many years prior to moving to Lemon Grove a couple of years ago.

The body will be brought to Corsicana for services and burial, probably sometime Friday.

Gabe Goldberg, brother of Abe Goldberg, left Carter Field Tuesday at 6 a.m. by plane for San Diego to be with his brother, Mrs. William Svedlow, Dallas, sister of the victim, enplaned for California Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Goldberg had been to a gift show in Los Angeles to purchase stock for her gift shop.

Twenty-nine people were killed and more than 100 injured.

Mrs. Goldberg was active in church, club, civic and social circles in Corsicana and was a member of the Kinsloe House, Pan-American Round Table, the Spanish class of the Round Table, Hadassah, Agudas Achim Congregation and Temple Beth-El.

The rites here will be conducted by Rabbis Joseph N. Shapiro and I. J. Sarasohn with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Lemon Grove; a brother, Maurice Rosen, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Svidlow, Dallas; Mrs. Martin Horowitz, Galion, Ohio, and Mrs. Ervin Utay, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Friday Services For Mrs. Goldberg

Funeral services for Mrs. May Goldberg, 47, fatally injured in the Santa Fe train wreck Sunday near Los Angeles, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

The Goldbergs resided in Corsicana for many years before moving to Lemon Grove, San Diego, Calif., suburb, two years ago where Mrs. Goldberg operated a gift shop. She had been to a gift show Sunday.

The services will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Agudas Achim Congregation and Rabbi I. J. Sarasohn of Temple Beth-El.

Mrs. Goldberg was active in local civic, church and club circles and was formerly a member of Kinsloe House, Pan-American Round Table, The Spanish class of the Round Table, Hadassab, Agudas Achim Congregation and Temple Beth-El, and was connected with the Day Nursery.

The remains will arrive in Dallas Thursday.

Abe Goldberg, husband of the victim, accompanied by his brother, Gabe Goldberg of Corsicana and sister-in-law, Mrs. William Svedlow of Dallas, will arrive home early Thursday by plane.

Surviving are her husband, a brother, Maurice Rosen, Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. Svedlow, Dallas; Mrs. Martin Horowitz, Galion, Ohio, and Mrs. Ervin Utay, Dallas, and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, January 25, 1956 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Friday Services For Mrs. Goldberg

Funeral services for Mrs. Abe Goldberg, killed Sunday in a train wreck at Los Angeles, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro, assisted by Rabbi I. J. Sarasohn.

Prior to moving to Lemon Grove, Calif., the family resided here many years.

Surviving are her husband of Lemon Grove, Calif.; a brother, Maurice Rosen, Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. William Svidlow, Dallas; Mrs. Martin Horowitz, Galion, Ohio, and Mrs. Ervin Utay, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Jay Silverberg, Dean Milkes, H. Morris Ashendorf, Max Rosenblum, Raymond J. Goldman, Julius C. Jacobs, Irving Kamen and Wm. R. Katz, Dallas.

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Henry Levy
Aug 6, 1894 - Dec 14, 1956

Sunday Services For Henry Levy

Funeral services for Henry Levy, 62, who died Friday night in the Veterans Administration Hospital in McKinney, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Congregation Agudas Achim.

A life-long resident of Corsicana, Levy was a member of Levy’s firm, men’s clothing. He was wounded in World War 1 and was a Mason.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Isaac (Sonny) Levy, Corsicana, and Bobby Levy, Houston; mother, Mrs. Annie Levy, Corsicana, and two brothers, Albert and Moise Levy, both of Houston and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Louie Levy, Dave Levy, Isaac K. Levy, Morris Dreeben, Alvin Shwarts, Marvin Shwarts, Harry Kirk, Bert Stern, Max Rosenbloom and Leon C. Levy.

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Milzes J. Derden
Jun 1, 1867 - Jan 10, 1957

Friday Services For Miles Derden

Funeral services for Miles Derden, who died in Palestine, will be held in Palestine Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Derden, pioneer residents of this area.

Surviving are two adopted daughters, Mrs. Leon Foultz and Mrs. Sara Harrell; four sisters, Miss Queen Derden; Mrs. Jennie Coates and Mrs. John R. Mays, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Sam Wofford, Austin, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 11, 1957
  • w/o Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” (Cely) Derden married Dec. 29, 1900; s/o William Luke Derden & Mary Amanda (Jones) Derden
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Raphael Levine
Dec 20, 1902 - Nov 13, 1957

Raphael Levine Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Raphael Levine, 56, motion picture projectionist, who died in Memorial hospital Wednesday morning of a heart attack, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rabbi J. D. Spear of Temple Beth-El.

Levine had been employed at most local theatres. He had resided in Corsicana all of his life.

Surviving are a brother, Leon (Bryan) Levine, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jay Silverberg, George Daniels, Dan Garlington, Joe Winter, Wally Levy, Albert Ashmore, Joe Vaughn and Judge Luther A. Johnson.

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Michael Eugene Brooks
Jul 5, 1955 - Jul. 13, 1955

Friday Services For Brooks Baby

Funeral services for Michael Eugene Brooks, 8-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie George Brooks of Navarro Mills, were held Friday afternoon at Younger cemetery where interment was made. The baby died in the Navarro clinic Thursday night.

Surviving are the parents.

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler, pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Lola (Harvill) Hayes
Jul 29, 1875 - Sep 29, 1955

Mrs. Lola Hayes Services Friday

Mrs. Lola Hayes, 80, former Navarro county resident, died Wednesday at Abbott, Hill County.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Younger cemetery near Purdon. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are four sons, Floyd Hayes, Abbott; Lawrence and Eldridge Hayes, both of Corsicana, and John Hayes, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. L. A. Griffin, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Clara B. Rowe and Mrs. Anna Bushnell; four sisters-in-law, 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ray Dowd, Hubert Farmer, Bill Barge, Kenneth B. Burleson, Ezra Dell Griffin, and Bill Shannon.

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Edgar Allen Bennett
Jul 24, 1888 - Feb 18, 1956

E. A. Bennett Of Silver City Dies

Edgar Allen Bennett, 67, farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon about 5 p.m. a few minutes after he had been admitted suffering from a heart attack. He became ill in his home in the Silver City community.

A native of Frost, he had resided at Silver City 38 years.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church in Purdon Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Charles L. Wood and Rev. Chester L. Reames, pastor of the church. The Rev. Mr. Wood is a former pastor of that church.

Surviving are a son, B. B. Bennett, Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Putman, Purdon, and Mrs. J. H. Priddy, Barry; five grandchildren, one great granddaughter, two brothers, D. B. Bennett, Corsicana, and H. E. Bennett, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clarence Thomas, Elton Skinner, Morgan Davis, DeWitt Wallace, Wayne Elrod and Glenn Womack.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 20, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Henry Tines Kennedy
Jul 21, 1897 - Jan 2, 1957

Henry T. Kennedy Dies In Houston

Henry T. Kennedy, 59, former Corsicana retail grocer, died Wednesday in a Houston hospital after a 4 1-2 years’ illness.

A native of Ellis county, he came to Corsicana in 1920 and was in the retail grocery business. He had made his home in Houston eight or nine years.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Humont Baptist church in Houston with Rev. Paul Strother in charge. Graveside rites and interment will be held at the Younger cemetery at Purdon Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; a brother, C. E. Kennedy, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. P. M. Wilson, Denton, and other relatives.

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Michael Dwayne Marlow
Mar 3, 1957 - Nov 7, 1957

Michael Marlow Services Friday

BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 8—(Spl)—Michael Dwayne Marlow, eight-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Marlow of Dallas, died in his sleep early Thursday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Central Baptist Church here Friday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are the parents; a brother, Tony; and a sister, Sherry Lynn Marlow, all of Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Marlow and Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Venable, all of Dallas; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Hunt, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Reuben Rowe Smith
Mar 27, 1912 - Sep 13, 1956

Reuben Smith Dies In Dallas

KERENS, Sept. 14—(Spl)—Reuben Smith, 44, Dallas, died in Baylor Hospital in Dallas Thursday night.

A native of Kerens, he had been a Dallas resident 14 years and was employe of the Chance-Vought Aircraft Corporation.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Kerens. Rev. M. B. Howell and Rev. B. R. McCauley will officiate. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Inmon Funeral Home will conduct.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; two sons, Vernon Smith, Athens, and Jack Smith Dallas; a daughter, Linda Smith, Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith, Athens; three brothers, Emitt Smith, Athens; Sharrott Smith, West Point, Ga., and Charlie Smith, Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. Jack Fite, Athens, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Sep 14, 1956
  • 1st wife Geraldine Elaine (Morgan) Smith 2nd Anna Claudene (Melton) Smith s/o Charles Edker “Charlie” Smith and Lennie A. (Sheets) Smith
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charles Edker “Charlie” Smith
Dec 14, 1875 - Aug 10, 1962

C. E. Smith, 87, Dies Friday

KERENS, Aug. 10 (Spl.)—Charlie E. Smith, 87, farmer Kerens postmaster, died at his home in Athens early Friday morning following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

A native of Bazette, he spent most of his life in Kerens, moving to Athens 16 years ago when he retired as postmaster here. He was first appointed postmaster in 1906 and later was renamed, retiring 16 years ago and having served approximately 30 years.

Surviving are his wife of Athens, the former Miss Linnie Sheets, to whom he was married in 1900; three sons, Emmitt Smith, Athens; Charles Smith, Lubbock, and Sharott Smith, West Point, Ga.; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Fite, Athens; a sister, Mrs. Arch Hardaway, Corsicana; nine grandchildren including Vernon Charles Smith who was reared in his grand-parents home, and three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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David Uriah Langston, Jr.
Aug 13, 1975 - May 1, 1956

Thursday Rites For D. U. Langston

Funeral services for D. U. Langston, 81, former minister and retired farmer, who died Tuesday following an extended illness, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the church.

A native of Mississippi, he came to Texas when 13 years of age.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. J. G. Crawford, Corsicana; Mrs. H. F. Rooks, New London; Mrs. Addie Anderson, Moore, Okla., and Mrs. H. N. Stoffregen, Waco; a son, E. N. Langston, Blanchard, Okla.; 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Green.

Pallbearers were Frank Leathers, J. C. Stover, Lee Russell, Jake Cook, D. M. Wyatt and W. E. Percival.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, May 4. 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mary Lucille Speed
Jul 29, 1915 - Apr 21, 1956

Burns Fatal For Kerens Woman; Services Sunday

KERENS, April 23—(Spl.)—Miss Lucille Speed, 41, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Speed, died in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana Saturday night of burns suffered Saturday morning at the family home when her clothing became ignited from a gas stove.

Funeral services were held from the family home Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bush, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church in Temple, formerly band director here; Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents of Kerens; a brother, G. W. Speed, Shreveport; grandfather, Buck McClung, Kerens and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Arnett, George Arnett, Wayne Kittley, W. L. Bain, Jr., W. A. Price and Neal Holloway.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Wyatt Osborne Jennings
Jul 17, 1881 - Apr 12, 1956

W. O. Jennings Dies At Kerens

KERENS, April 13—(Spl)—W. O. Jennings, 75, life-long resident of this community, died at his home here Thursday night following an extended illness. He was a retired carpenter.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ava Sheppard, Kerens, and Mrs. Margaret Burdon, Pasadena; eight sons, Oddie Jennings, Terrell; Roy Jennings, Pasadena; Robert and H. R. Jennings, both of Kerens; Reese and Jack Jennings, both of Fort Worth; Milton Jennings, Carrollton, and Joe Jennings, El Paso; 23 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Westbrook, Joe Baker, Robert Earley, Alton Earley, Byron Scarbrough, and T. G. Griffin.

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Tincy Valentine (Gardner) Stone
Feb. 14, 1901 - Mar. 11, 1970

Mrs. Stone Service Set

Mrs. E. C. Stone, age 69, a native of Comanche County, Tex., died Wednesday in Big Springs. She resided in Navarro where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by five sons, Edgar of Corsicana, Richard of Eureka, Milton of Terrell, James Garvin of Lolita, and Elmer Marvin of Victoria; two daughters, Mrs. A. Poe of Corsicana and Miss Martha Louise Stone of Rusk; four grandchildren; one brother, Alma Gardner of Odessa; and one sister, Mrs. Julia Woods of Breckenridge.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Black Hills.

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Garrett Alexander "Bud" Lockhart
Feb 12, 1887 - Jan 15, 1956

Bud Lockhart Rites Monday

G. A. (Bud) Lockhart, 68, retired farmer, died at his residence at the Northwest Apartments Sunday morning.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. Cecil Thompson, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Arlee G. Lockhart, Corsicana, and Wendell Gerald Lockhart, Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Poarch, Corsicana; six grandchildren; a brother, Ira Stone Lockhart, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Smotherman, Fort Worth; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Buster Allen, Ernest Featherston, Wylie Tinker, Obie Lockhart, Olen Rich and Leon Aven.

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Elza Ray Wilks
May 30, 1904 - Jan 08, 1956

Tuesday Services For E. R. Wilkes

Funeral services for E. R. Wilkes, 51, merchant, 612 North Thirteenth street, who died of a heart attack in his car east of Corsicana early Sunday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

Pat Geraughty, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes—a heart attack—following and investigation by city and county officers who had received a report that a man was ill in his car. City officers Chapman and Hinkle answered the call and found the merchant dead. They notified the sheriff’s department.

Wilkes, a native of Burnet, Texas, operated a store and filling station at the intersection of East Fifth avenue and North Third street.

Surviving are a son, Dudley Wilkes, New York City; two daughters, Mrs. Sybil Andreoff, Oroville, Calif., and Mrs. J. B. Mitchell, Dallas; five grandchildren; four brothers, Virgil Wilkes, Jack Minze and R. L. Minze, all of Corsicana, and Dudley Minze, Winkler; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Lee Johnson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lola Mae Hunnicutt, Sweeney, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Alvis Miles, Connie Gilliam, Homer Ramsey, Coy Christie, Robert Hurley and Carmack Watkins.

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John Riley Chandler
Feb 12, 1874 - Oct 23, 1956

John R. Chandler Expires Tuesday

John R. Chandler, 82, retired construction worker, died at the Twilight Home Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Tennessee, Chandler resided in the Rice community 20 years prior to moving to Twilight Home three years ago.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Eva Ellis, Dallas; Mrs. Jessie Wheeler, Grand Prairie, and Mrs. Clemmie Huddleston, Anadarko, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. L. Davis, Aubrey Eppler, John Perkins, Clifford Perkins, Horace Perkins and James Smithey.

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William Pannill Anderson
Nov 29, 1886 - Oct 18, 1956

Wm. P. Anderson Dies At Dallas

William Pannill Anderson, 69, a native of Chatfield and a resident of that community for a half-century, died late Thursday in Dallas.

Funeral rites will be held from the Bunch Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery.

Anderson was a retired machinist and a veteran of World War I. He resided in Alma and in Ennis prior to moving to Arlington this year.

Survivors include his wife, the former Annie Ferguson; a step daughter, Mrs. Theodore Collard, Arlington; two sisters, Mrs. L. M. Pollan, Rice, and Mrs. Lloyd Sands, Chatfield.

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Harry Clifford “Cliff” Noel
May 15, 1884 - May 24, 1956

Cliff Noel Rites In Ennis Friday

Funeral services for Cliff Noel, former mayor and gin operator at Rice, Who died in Bay City Wednesday, were held from the Keever Chapel in Ennis Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Rice Cemetery.

Noel resided in Rice 22 years prior to moving to Bay City 17 years ago. He was a Baptist and Mason.

Surviving are his wife of Bay City; four sons, Leon Noel, Dallas; Wayne Noel, Beaumont; Marshall Noel, New Jersey and James Noel, Bay City.

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Thomas Hugh “Huey” Cox, Sr.
Oct 2, 1901 - Feb 10, 1956

Thomas Huey Cox Services Sunday

Funeral services for Thomas Huey Cox, 54, of Midlothian, retired railroad employe, formerly of Rice, who died in Waxahachie Friday were held Sunday at Waxahachie with burial in the Rice Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Jerry Mack Cox and Tommy Cox, Jr., both of Waxahachie; a daughter, Mrs. Polly Ann Simms, California; four brothers, Herbert Cox, Galveston; Harvey Cox, Temple; Dewey Cox, LaMarque, and R. B. Cox, Waxahachie; three sisters, Mrs. Madell Hawkins, Houston; Mrs. Clara Price, Galveston, and Mrs. Pattie Cox Bell, Houston, and one grandchild.

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Mariuno R. Navarrete
abt 1877 - Jan 6, 1956

M. R. Navarrete Rites Saturday

Mariuno R. Navarrete, 79, of Barry, died in Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Catholic cemetery where interment will be made. Very Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception will conduct the rites.

No close relatives survive.

Corley will direct.

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Richard Earl Seton
Jan 12, 1890 - Nov 11, 1956

Former Resident Dies At Houston

Richard Earl Seton, former Corsicana resident, died in Houston Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Father Paul J. Higginbotham of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Winefred Brain, Dallas; Mrs. R. J. Hodge, Mission, and Mrs. Helen S. Stephens, Houston; a brother, W. M. Seton, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. H. Powell, Thomas Curtis, Lawrence Tilton, W. P. McCammon, Vernon Lindley and Harold Brown.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 12, 1956
  • h/o Elzora (Moore) Seton married Jun. 21, 1924 (buried in Memorial Oaks cemetery, Houston, Tx. s/o Richard James Seton and Katherine “Kate” (Martin) Seton
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Press Rosendez
Jan 4, 1886 - May 24, 1956

Press Resendez Of Ennis Dies

Press Resendez, 71, of Ennis, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday shortly before noon.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Friday at 9 a.m. with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul Higginbotham.

Surviving are his wife of Ennis; two step-sons, Frank Yvon and John Yvon, both of Ennis; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Bergida Valdez, Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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Janie Valdez
Aug 13, 1955 - Jan 7, 1957

Rites For Child Tuesday Morning

Janie Valdez, aged 16 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patricio Valdez, 760 East Tenth avenue died at the family home Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Father John E. Mitchell.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, Patricio, Jr.; Fidencio and Raymond, and two sisters, Mollie and Victoria, all of Corsicana.

Corley will direct.

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Paul Borsellino
Nov 30, 1882 - Dec 21, 1957

Paul Borsellino Expires Saturday

Paul Borsellino, 78, retired truck farmer, died of a heart attack Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Father John Mitchell and Monsignor V. Graffeo. Rosary will be recited Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Corley Chapel.

A native of Italy, Borsellino had resided in Corsicana since 1909.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Frank Borsellino, Corsicana; Joseph Borsellino, Tyler, and Charles Borsellino, Waco; four daughters, Mrs. Melvin Bateman and Mrs. Russell Looney, both of Texarkana; Mrs. A. P. Reeves, Fort Worth, and Mrs. L. B. Garrett, Midland; two brothers, Donald Borsellino, Corsicana, and Charles Borsellino, Galveston; and nine grandchildren.

Corley will direct.

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Paul Borsellino Services Monday

Funeral services for Paul Borsellino, 78, retired truck farmer, who died at his home Saturday morning of a heart attack, were held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Mitchell and Msgr. V. Graffeo.

A native of Italy, Borsellino had resided in Corsicana since 1909.

The Rosary was recited Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Corley Chapel.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Frank Borsellino, Corsicana; Joseph Borsellino, Tyler, and Charles Borsellino, Waco; four daughters, Mrs. Melvin Bateman and Mrs. Russell Looney, both of Texarkana; Mrs. A. P. Reeves, Fort Worth, and Mrs. L. B. Garrett, Midland; two brothers, Donald Borsellino, Corsicana, and Charles Borsellino, Galveston; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were D. A. L. Grizzaffi, Louis Territo, D. E. Harrison, Johnny Chirafis, Jerry Patril and Lawrence Tilton.

Corley directed.

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Coadis Floyd Murray
Jun 16, 1886 - Mar 27, 1960

Coadis Murray Dies On Sunday

Coadis F. Murray, 73, retired farmer, died at his home on Route 1, west of town, Sunday night. He was a native of Texas.

Funeral services will be held from the Pursley Baptist church Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Pursley cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. W. Robinson, pastor.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Murray, Corsicana; three sons, George, Nelson and Billy Murray, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Alex Bryan, Dallas, and Mrs. Jack Shults, Richland; three step-sons, Richard and Edgar Harris, both of Dallas, and Charles Ray Harris, Frost; two step-daughters, Mrs. Joseph Bolt and Mrs. Lloyd Hedrick, both of Dallas; 14 grandchildren; a brother, Alfred Murray, Plano, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

McCammon directs.

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George William Murray
May 20, 1919 - Jan 5, 1963

Hold Services G. W. Murray

Funeral services for George William Murray, 43, of Richland, who died in Memorial hospital Friday night, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Pursley cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. T. Ilseng, Baptist minister of Dallas, formerly of Richland.

Surviving are his step-mother, Mrs. Marjorie Mae Murray, Richland; two brothers, Nelson Murray, Richland, and Billy Joe Murray, Ranger; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Shults, Richland, and Mrs. Marie Bryan, Dallas; three step-brothers, Richard, Edgar and Charles Harris, and two step-sisters, Mrs. Vernelle Bolt and Mrs. Norman J. Freeman.

Pallbearers were James McDonald, Bill Brown, Stanley Chism, Abner Skinner, Buell Abbey and James McNeil.

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Nora Lee (Harris) Murray
Sep 10, 1902 - Dec 4, 1938

MRS. NORA MURRAY DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; BURIAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Nora Lee Murray, aed 36 years, died at the family residence on the State Home road Sunday night at 11 o'clock. The funeral services will be held from the Baptist church at Pursley Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband, C. F. Murray; five children, George, Nelson, Billie Joe, Marie and Frances Murray; mother, Mrs. Melissa Evans; three brothers, Ed Harris, Dallas; Cozy Harris, Snyder, and Henry Harris, Mount Alba; a half-brother, Miles Evans.

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William Paul West
May 16, 1957 - Dec. 2, 1957

West Child Rites Are Held Tuesday

William Paul West, six-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. West, of Iraan, died at Iraan Monday.

Funeral services were held at the Salvation Army Citadel at 2 p.m. Tuesday with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are the parents of Iraan, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. DeMoss, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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Robert Madison “Matt” Horn
Feb 14, 1892 - May 12, 1957

Blacksmith Dies In Kerens Sunday

KERENS, May 13—(Spl.)—R. M. Horn, 64, blacksmith, life long resident of this community, died at his home east of Kerens Sunday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church Monday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, Jr., pastor.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Robert Horn, both of Kerens; two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Peters, Trinidad; Mrs. Effie Anderson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Hester Dutton, Kerens, a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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William Lewis “Will” Sullivan
May 10, 1889 - Feb 25, 1957

Will Sullivan Rites Tuesday

KERENS, Feb. 26.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Will Sullivan, 67, merchant and watch repairman, who died suddenly at his home Monday, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Sullivan had resided in Kerens 35 years.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; two sons, Williard Sullivan, Kerens, and C. A. Sullivan, Lake Jackson; two daughters, Mrs. V. E. Wright, Houston, and Mrs. Don Fife, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Clyde Bruner, Josh Speed, B. W. Toole, Johnnie Mills, Whit Scarbrough and L. C. Ross.

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Nancy Adelaide “Nannie” (Patton) Casebolt
Sep 28, 1857 - Jul 29, 1963

Mrs. Casebolt Is Dead At 105; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Nancy Casebolt, at 195 probably Navarro county’s oldest citizen, and certainly Kerens’ senior citizen, died in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home here Monday.

When Mrs. Casebold was born, Sep. 18, 1857, in LaGrange, the U. S. Civil War was still just a prediction of some of the most astute observers.

During her life time, she saw Texas Change from a pioneer land to one supporting great urban centers.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Inmon’s Funeral Home in Kerens Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Conducting the services will be Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church in Kerens, and the Rev. Mr. Fore, pastor of the first Assembly of
God church here.

Mrs. Casebold had lived in Kerens for many years—with a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Sullivan. She was one of the town’s best known citizens. She visited with a constant flow of guests at the Sullivan home, often entertaining them with her remembrances, and remained active and alert until a short time before her death. In Kerens, each birthday had become a festive occasion. Not long ago she fell and broke a hip and was consequently transferred to the convalescent home in Corsicana when it failed to respond satisfactorily to therapy. She remained active in church work until her confinement, and even then maintained her interest.

Surviving are two sons, Clyde Casebolt, Orenoga, Mo., and Elmer Casebolt, Seagoville; two daughters, Mrs. Sullivan, Kerens, and Mrs. Clara Barnes, San Angelo; 14 grandchildren, and many great and great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wylie Fletcher, Homer Carroll, Jr., Yank Ross, Earl Thompson, Jim Bob Ivey, Hobert Hilliard, W. L. Bain, Jr., and Bob Ford.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - July 30, 1963
  • 105 years old w/o William Wesley Casebolt married Jan. 5, 1881 (died in Robert Lee, Coke Co., Texas in 1917); d/o Thomas Patton & Martha (Ragsdale) Patton
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mae Ann (Campbell) Pinkston
Nov 16, 1867 - May 05, 1957

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Pinkston

Mrs. May A. Pinkston, 90, native of Drane, life-long resident of Navarro county, was found dead in bed at her home, 1602 West Tenth avenue, Sunday afternoon. She was last seen alive Saturday afternoon. Death from natural causes was ascribed by an attending physician, it was stated. She is believed to have died early Saturday night.

Mrs. Pinkston was a daughter of the late Sam Campbell, one of the donors of the site for the Campbell cemetery in the Drane community. She was born November 16, 1866.

Surviving are a son, John Ray Pinkston, Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Smalling, Corsicana; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Campbell cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Pallbearers will be Joe Baker, T. S. Rea, Sam Williams, Earl Langridge, John Ray Pinkston, and Pinkston Galloway.

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Daniel Stewart Taylor
May 21, 1875 - Nov 28, 1957

Retired Farmer Dies Thursday

D. S. Taylor, 82, retired farmer, died Thursday morning at the family residence, 216 East Third avenue.

Funeral services are planned from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Campbell cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister.

The Woodmen of the World Lodge will have charge of the graveside rites and will provide pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. L. D. Terry, Corpus Christi; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Fannie Newman, Marlow, Okla.; and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Nov 28, 1957
  • h/o Willmuth/Willorth “Willie” (Lindsey) Taylor married Sep. 17, 1899; s/o James Allen Taylor & Kansada (Withrow) Taylor
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Willmuth/Willworth “Willie” (Lindsey) Taylor
Sep 7, 1876 - Feb 10, 1965

Mrs. Taylor, 88, Rites Friday

Mrs. Willie Taylor, 88, native of Drane, died Wednesday afternoon at the Hillard-Bryan Rest Home, 308 West Seventh avenue.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Campbell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Billy Nichols, Baptist minister.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. D. Terry, Corpus Christi; two nieces, Mrs. George Ross, Houston, and Mrs. J. H. Sheppard, Brownwood; a cousin, Tate Lindsey, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dave Garrett, Terry Sutton, Jack Megarity, Henry Slate, F. T. Lindsey and Barney Galloway.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 11, 1965
  • (1880 census has her as Willworth and rootsweb has her as Willmuth); w/o Daniel Stewart Taylor married Sep. 18, 1899 d/o William B. Lindsey & Sarah Isabella “Sallie” (Scott) Lindsey buried in Cunningham cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lafayette Oliver Wall
Jul 22, 1880 - Jan 19, 1958

Retired Farmer Services Monday

L. O. Wall, 77, retired Drane farmer, died at the Twilight Home Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Howard Weaver, pastor of the Corbet Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Lynn Stephens, pastor of the Community Baptist church. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers, C. T. Wall, Corsicana, and C. R. Wall, Dallas; a niece, Mrs. Opal Scott, and a grandnephew, Ronald Scott, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Earl Bonner, Wayne Elrod, J. S. Hicks, Jackson Taylor, Carroll Smeltzer and James Farmer.

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Charles Thomas Wall
Feb 19, 1883 - Jul 28, 1960

C. T. Wall Dies Here Thursday

Charles Thomas Wall, 77, retired teacher, died Thursday night in Twilight Home. He was a native of Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Campbell cemetery in the Drane community.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. L. Harris, pastor of the Unity Baptist church.

Surviving are a brother, C. R. Wall; a niece, Mrs. Opal Scott and a great-nephew, Ronald Scott, all of Dallas.

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Rites Saturday For C. T. Wall

Funeral services for Charles Thomas Wall, 77, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel conducted by Rev. A. L. Harris, Unity Baptist church pastor. Interment was in the Campbell cemetery in the Drane community.

A retired teacher, Mr. Wall died Thursday night in Twilight Home. He was a native of Tennessee.

Survivors include a brother, C. R. Wall, a niece, Mrs. Opal Scott, and a great-nephew, Ronald Scott, all of Dallas.

Pallbearers were J. S. Hicks, Earl Bonner, Jackson Taylor, Wayne Elrod, Leon Phillips and Jackie Elrod.

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Curly Holt
abt 1935 - Apr 10, 2014

Curly Holt, 78, of Dallas, formerly Corsicana, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas. Funeral services are 11 a.m., Saturday, April 19,2014 at the Church Of The Living God, located at 517 South Powell Street with Overseer Wilma Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Audrey Faye (Thompson) Clower-Tolleson
May 12, 1928 - Apr 12, 2014

Faye Tolleson, 85, of Corsicana, peacefully went to be with the Lord during her sleep early Saturday morning on April 12, 2014.

She was born on May 12, 1928, in Rice, to Curb and Bessie Myrtle Thompson. She lived in Rice until she moved to Corsicana in 1965. She worked at Ennis Business Forms for 39 years before retiring. Faye was a hard worker and had a love for animals, especially her dogs.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Curb and Bessie Thompson; husband, Johnnie C. Tolleson Sr.; brother J.C. Thompson; sisters, Bessie Marie Shivers, Rosa Tresp, and Gladys Houdek; son, Frank Wayne Clower; daughter, Donna Robinson; and grandson, Jeffrey Allen Jones.
Survivors include her son, Richard Clower and his wife Deborah; daughter, Diane Jones and her husband Clyde; and son, Johnnie Tolleson Jr., all of Corsicana; sisters, Catherine Nutt of Tyler, Helen Braddock of Arlington; and brother, Charlie Thompson and his wife Jackie, of Magnolia. Her grandchildren include Chad and Teresa Clower, Missey and Paul Wilson, Tony and Teresa Jones, Terry and Codie Jones, Cynthia and Aaron Johnson, Richelle Hall, Tiffany and Jessie Praytor, Haley Clower, Ricky and Joyce Morgan, Kimberly Saif, and Shane and Katie Tolleson. She was also blessed to have 33 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Rice Cemetery in Rice with Mr. Clayton Smith officiating, and Faye’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Donations may be made to Rice Cemetery c/o Don Mahaley, 1700 Glenbrook, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Marjorie (Nicewander) Frazee
Sep 29, 1932 - Apr 17, 2014

Marjorie Nicewander Frazee, 81, of Hubbard passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 near Hubbard. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Navarro County. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Marjorie Nicewander Frazee, 81, of Hubbard, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 near Hubbard. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 22 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Navarro County. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Monday, April 21 at the funeral home.

Marjorie was born September 29, 1932 in Massillon, Ohio to Russell and Nellie (Kuntz) Nicewander. She moved to Hubbard from Ohio in 1985. Marjorie worked as a sales clerk at Pursley’s in Hubbard. She was a strong Christian who dearly loved her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bennett Frazee in 1997; a son, Brian, on April 17, 2014; a granddaughter, Courtney in 1995 and a sister, Mary George.

Survivors include two sons, Brad Frazee and wife, Betsy of Hubbard and Jeff Frazee of Hubbard; a daughter, Kim Kerr and husband, Jim of Melissa; three brothers, Russell Nicewander and wife, Jean of Massillon, Ohio, Bobby Nicewander of Perry Township, Ohio and Donny Nicewander of Perry Township, Ohio; three sisters, Faye Zecheil and husband, Wayne of Canton, Michigan, Esther Nicewander of Canton, Michigan and Karen Pearch and husband, Tom of Frederick, Maryland; six grandchildren, Matthew Frazee, Madison Frazee, Tyler Frazee, Michael Kerr, Amy Helms and Spenser Kerr; eight great-grandchildren, Eli Frazee, Bryan James, Bradley James, Adian Helms, Zoey Helms, Taryn Kerr, Corbin Kerr and Liam Kerr and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and dearly loved friends.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

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  • w/o Earl Bennett Frazee; d/o Russell Nicewander and Nellie (Kuntz) Nicewander
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Brian Keith Frazee
May 9, 1962 - Apr 17, 2014

Brian Keith Frazee, 51, of Hubbard passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 near Hubbard. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Navarro County. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Brian K. Frazee
Brian Keith Frazee, 51, of Hubbard, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, near Hubbard. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Navarro County. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, at the funeral home.
Brian was born May 9, 1962 in Massillon, Ohio to Earl Bennett Frazee and Marjorie (Nicewander) Frazee. He first bought property in Hubbard in 1990 and had lived in Hubbard since 2000. Brian was a very accomplished self-employed landscaper.
He was preceded in death by his father, in 1997; his mother, on April 17, 2014; and a niece, Courtney, in 1995.
Survivors include his life partner, Don Alexander, of Hubbard; two brothers, Brad Frazee and wife, Betsy, of Hubbard and Jeff Frazee, of Hubbard; a sister, Kim Kerr and husband, Jim, of Melissa; numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family; and dearly loved friends.
Pallbearers will be Steve Boren, Troy Hanna, Ron Redder, James Rogers, Dean Theiss and Paul Youngjohn. Honorary pallbearer will be Robb Spreen.
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Harold Richard "Rich" Johnson, Jr.
Mar 5, 1948 - Mar 23, 2014

Rich Johnson, 66, of Denver, Colo. passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 23, 2014. He was born March 5, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas to Harold Richard and Alpha Ethel Johnson.
Rich is survived by his wife of 31 years, Elizabeth “Betsy” Johnson, numerous family members including Ann Baker and Vernon Boyd, and his cherished companion, Pollo, as well as numerous friends.
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014 at Eureka Cemetery in Eureka.

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Shaniqua Lewis Robinson
abt 1976 - Apr 12, 2014

Shaniqua Lewis Robinson, 37, of Dallas, former resident of Corsicana, passed Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services are 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Eastside Church of Christ with Bro. Alton Albert, officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery, Eureka. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lynn Davis Scruggs
Sept 22, 1916 - Apr 20, 2014

Lynn D. Scruggs, 97, resident of Waco, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014. He was born Sept. 22, 1916 in Dawson, Texas to William Scruggs and Pearl Davis Scruggs. He married Jenelle [sic] Adams on Dec. 14, 1946. He served in World War II earning several medals.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Lillian Adams and Janie Sawyer.
He is survived by his wife, Genelle Scruggs; two daughters, Cathy Scruggs and Tom Flowers of Austin and Paula Thomas and husband Charles of Waco; grandchildren, Leon Thomas and wife Laura and Charlsi Thomas and Eric Cross; great grandchild, EJ Cross and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Dresden Cemetery with Steve Orbison officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mabel Charline (Barber) Carpenter
Nov 29, 1928 - Apr 18, 2014

Mabel Charline Barber Carpenter, 85, met her Maker on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Denton. Mabel was a devoted Christian, loyal wife, proud mother and caring grandmother.
Mabel was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 29, 1928 in Fairplay, Ark. Not long after Mabel was born, her mother was diagnosed with cancer which she succumbed to just before Mabel’s second birthday. Soon after, her father left for Missouri to seek employment and Mabel was left in the care of two maternal great aunts who ran a boarding house and worked for the telephone company in Prescott, Ark.

After high school graduation, Mabel remained in Prescott, working as a telephone operator and was very active at the First United Methodist Church. The organist at the church set Mabel up on a blind date with the new Chamber of Commerce Executive who had recently relocated from Texas, Rex Carpenter. After steady dating, the couple married on July 28, 1951 and moved to Mexia, Texas where they welcomed the birth of their only child, a son, Chuck, in 1952. Rex’s career as a Chamber of Commerce professional gave them the opportunity to work and live in other Texas towns after Mexia…Ennis, Waxahachie, Henderson and finally in 1966, Corsicana.

Mabel graduated from Henderson Business College and worked as a secretary/receptionist for several years, but the position she held most dear was “Household Executive.” She was proud to call herself Mrs. Rex Carpenter, supported her son in his ambitions, committed herself to numerous community activities and served the United Methodist Church. She was a talented seamstress and created much of her wardrobe. Years later after the birth of her only grandchild, Laura, she crafted dresses and costumes for her as well. In 2011, Rex passed away and soon thereafter, Mabel moved to Denton to be near her son where she departed three years later with her son by her side.

Mabel is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Kathy Carpenter of Denton, and granddaughter, Laura of Austin.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Connolly officiating .
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rose Garden at First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

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Willard "Bill" Mayo
Nov 27, 1925 - Apr 14, 2014

Willard “Bill” Mayo passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 in Dallas.
Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather who valued his relationships with God, family and friends. He was born and raised in Kerens on Nov. 27, 1925; served in the Air Force, was honorably discharged Dec. 27, 1948; graduated with his engineering degree (BSME) from UT-Austin in 1953; married Dorothy Jane Jeffreys in June 1951; worked and lived in Arlington for several years during which two daughters were born.
In 1961, Bill accepted a position with Stewart Engineering (now known as Stewart Systems) and moved his family to Dallas. They became active at Lake Highlands Baptist Church; he taught junior high boys in Sunday School, worked with 4th-6th graders in Training Union, and served as a deacon for many years.
Following the death of his wife in 1984, he married Ola Maye Johnston in October 1986. After 30 years at Stewart Systems he retired in 1991. Rather than a gold watch, he received a beautiful grandfather clock!
Following his retirement Bill and Maye returned to their hometown of Kerens to live. Both enjoyed working in their beautiful yard and garden. Friends and family were always welcomed and delicious meals were enjoyed by all!
Two years ago, they moved to Buffalo Creek Assisted Living in Waxahachie.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Ola Maye Mayo of Waxahachie; daughters Linda Womack of Wauwatosa, WI and Melissa Mayo of Allen; son Don Johnston of Midlothian; grandchildren Joanna Neff of Milwaukee, WI, Jon Paul Durnen of Garland, Rhett Johnston of Belton, Hope Rangel of Midlothian, and Justin Johnston of Midlothian.
A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Greater Dallas, 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas Texas 75204, or online at ALZ.org.

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Murray Lee Harris
Sept 16, 1917 - Apr 20, 2014

Murray Lee Harris, 96, of Tyler, died Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Mother Francis Hospital after a short hospitalization for pneumonia. He was born in Yowell, Delta County, Texas on Sept. 16, 1917, to William Womack Harris and Ruth Miller Harris. He was raised in Corsicana one of five siblings and of 13 cousins in a close-knit family. After attending the University of Texas, he followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued a legal career, graduating from Texas Law School in 1942. He then served as navigator for four years in the U.S. Navy aboard oil and gas tanker ships in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during WWII, rising to the rank of First Lieutenant. Afterwards he joined his father in private practice in Quitman, Texas, for several years until his election to Wood County Attorney in 1951-1952. From 1953 to 1957 he served as an Assistant U.S. attorney under William M. Steger in Tyler. During this period he married Ruth Reavley of Nacogdoches, and they had two children, Brent and Ruth. He eventually left this office to return to private practice in Orange, where he partnered with Frank Hustmyre. He enjoyed his legal practice in Orange from 1957 to 1974, at which time he was appointed Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He served in this capacity under U.S. District Judge Joe Fisher until 1980 when U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice, a law school classmate of his, became Chief Judge and the clerk’s post was moved to Tyler. He continued as District Clerk in Tyler until 1992, when he assumed duties as special assistant to Chief Judge Robert M. Parker, a position he held until 1994.
Retirement allowed for more time with friends and family, particularly his brothers, Rev. Marion Harris and William Wesley Harris, with whom he shared a love of raising Tennessee Walking Horses. A lifelong Baptist, he served as deacon and taught Sunday School at First Baptist Churches in Orange and Tyler for many decades. With memories large and small of the Great Depression and World War II, tempered by the love of and for family, friends and the Lord, he combined the understanding of a realist with an optimistic outlook, resulting in a view of life thoroughly imbued with insight, irony and humor.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, in 2003, siblings William Wesley Harris, Rev. Marion Harris and Elizabeth Harris Ayers, brother-in-law Rev. J.T. Ayers, and sister-in-law Florence Wilson Reavley.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Brent Reavley Harris and Deborah Rhodes Harris of Tyler, their children, Matthew Rhodes Harris and Meredith Lee Harris, and by his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Lee Harris Yeager and Glenn Barnett Yeager of Tyler, and their children, Jordan Harris Yeager, Callie Ruth Yeager, and Austin Thomas Yeager. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn Harris Means and Terry Means of Aledo, TX, sisters-in-law, Julia Ben Majors Harris of Dallas and Eleanor Lee Harris of Tyler, brother-in-law Thomas Morrow Reavley of Houston, his cousin, Frances Harris Mahoney of Seguin, as well as by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Matt Harris, Jordan Yeager, and Austin Yeager, and his nephews, Majors Harris, Wes Harris, Tom Harris, Tim Harris, Robert Means, Tom Reavley, and Paul Reavley.
A visitation will be held at Lloyd James Funeral Home, 1011 East First Street in Tyler, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. Graveside services will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, 2400 S Donnybrook Ave. in Tyler, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Tyler, 301 W Ferguson St in Tyler, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Tyler.

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J. C. Coker
Mar 5, 1939 - Apr 15, 2014

J.C. Coker, 75, of Eureka passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. A graveside service to honor him will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas Texas 75211. Arrangements by Allen Family Funeral Options, Plano.

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Mr. J.C. Coker, age 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 15, 2014 at the Plano Specialty Hospital in Plano, Texas. Mr. Coker was born March 5, 1939 in Eureka, Texas to Lonnie and Eulema Coker. Mr. Coker married Mary Elizabeth Mitchell on December 20, 1969 in Dallas, Texas, where they lived at the time, and then moved to Plano, Texas where they lived and raised their family. J.C. and Mary Coker were married for 44 years. Mr. Coker graduated from Corsicana High School in 1957, proudly served in the United States Air Force and went on to attend the University of North Texas. In his professional career, Mr. Coker was involved in sales for both the insurance and home improvement industries in Dallas and the surrounding areas. In his retirement years, Mr. Coker enjoyed driving all over the state with his wife for fresh peaches, green onions and sweet potatoes; with the occasional stop for East Texas ribs. But above all else, he loved spoiling his grandchildren the most. Mr. Coker is survived by his wife Mary Mitchell Coker of Plano, son and daughter in law Erick and Tammi Coker of Robinson, Texas, grandson and wife Kirby and Kaylie Coker both stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, granddaughter Lindsey Neumann of Stephenville, Texas, grandson Nathan Neumann of Robinson, Texas daughter and son in law Elizabeth and Robert Haney of Allen, Texas, granddaughter Heather Haney of Allen, granddaughter Taylor Haney of Garland, Texas grandson Robert Haney of Allen, daughter Meredith Rumsey of Allen, granddaughter Madyson Rumsey of Allen, brother and sister in law Hugh Allen and Sharon Coker of Corsicana and sister Ms. Frankie Garza of Berry, Texas. Mr. Coker was preceded in death by his parents, brother Billy Ray Coker and grandniece Avery Coker. A graveside service was held at 9:00 AM Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery. If desired, the family requests donations be given in honor of J. C. Coker to Texas Wounded Warrior at www.txwoundedwarrior.com or the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.orgNotes:


Terry (Ritchey) Eppler
Dec 22, 1945 - Apr 15, 2014

Terry Eppler, 68, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Medical Center of Plano. She was born Dec. 22, 1945 in Ennis to John and Della (Richardson) Ritchey. She married Haskell Eppler on June 4, 1962. Terry was a member of the New Faith Tabernacle Church in Seven Points. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the love of her life.
Survivors include three daughters, Terry White and her husband Mike of Corsicana, Letha Eppler and her husband Chris Zmolik of Bardwell, and Shirley Whitt of Garrett; two sons, Michael Eppler and his wife Jamie of Ferris, and Jimmy Eppler and his wife Teresa of Corsicana; grandchildren, Dell Perkins, Patrick Hefner, Stephanie Perkins, Stormey Whitt, Gabrielle Eppler, Nicholas Eppler, Montana Early, Cheyenne Early, Aaron Gatlin, Kimberley Gayle, Megan White and Crystal Genung; great grandchildren, Nathan, Wyett, Coby, Emma, Clayton, Tyler, Logun, Kayley, and Katie, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Eppler; her parents, John and Della Ritchey; brother, William Ritchey; and sisters, Margie, Juanita, and Betty; and Bill Stanley.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 in the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis. Ricky White, Brian Mundie, Chris Zmolik, Letha Eppler, Nicholas Eppler, Aaron Gatlin and Dell Perkins will serve as pallbearers with Johnny Kepley, Doug Jones, and Patrick Hefner as honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow in the Myrtle Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas. 972-878-2211.

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Marion Junior Clark
Dec 16, 1937 - Apr 15, 2014

Marion Junior Clark, 76 of Kerens, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in the Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 at Paschal Funeral Home.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lonnie Keele and Rev. Donald Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Allen, Ron Franklin, Bill Dill, Buddy Crittenden, Eddie Frias and Jimmy Abbe.
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Marva Jones Clark of Kerens; three sons, Quenton Clark, Stanley Clark and Chuck Clark, all of Kerens; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Stanley Clark of Barnett, Mo. and Henry Redman of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sisters, Joyce Sullens of Eldon, Mo. and Darlene Goodrich of Columbia, Mo.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marion Charles Clark and Sarah Lucille Groce Clark; daughter, Jeanine Clark; three brothers, Joe Groce, Earl Groce and Paul Groce; three sisters, Rosie Manis, Dimple Sullens and Margaret Clark.
Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Queene Derden
Jul 30, 1875 - May 21, 1961

Miss Q. Derden Rites Monday

Miss Queene Derden, native of Anderson county, long-time Corsicana resident, 316 North Twelfth street, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a member.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. John R. Mays and Mrs. Jennie D. Coates, both of Corsicana and Mrs. S. O. Wofford, Austin, and a number of nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Lynch, Derden Walker, Ed Esselman, Joel C. Trimble, Paul Miller and Carl Mirus.

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Edward Stephen “Tippy” Sheets
Jul 29, 1895 - Jun 3, 1957

Wednesday Rites For Tippy Sheets

Funeral services for Ed S. (Tippy) Sheets, 62, who died in Memorial Hospital early Monday following an extended illness, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John E. Mitchell, pastor, Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Rosary will be recited at the Chapel Tuesday at 7:50 p.m.

Sheets was reared in Corsicana and resided here most of his life, although he had made his home in Houston for several years. He built and operated the Derrick, well-known eating establishment at the intersection of Highways 75 and 287 in South Corsicana, and also operated the Natatorium for years. He was an active Rotarian here.

Surviving are his wife of Houston, father, Ed Sheets, Corsicana, retired police officer; two sisters, Mrs. R. W. Gilbert, Bowie, and Mrs. Evelyn Willis, Abilene; two brothers, Phillip Sheets, Wichita Falls, and P. A. Sheets, Breckenridge, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Humphries, R. A. Titsworth, T. L. Carlisle, Bill Walton, Hubert Wooley, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Pete O’Daniel and G. W. Morris.

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Minnie (Copeland) Cook
Feb 6, 1872 - Dec 22, 1957

Mrs. W. M. Cook Services Monday

Mrs. W. M. Cook, 85, long-time Navarro county resident, died Sunday morning at Waxahachie.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, and Rev. Lawrence W. Shivers, Methodist minister of Tehuacana.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Cook came to Navarro county 78 years ago. The family resided in the Black Hills community for many years. She was the widow of the late W. M. (Bud) Cook, prominent farmer and political leader at Black Hills for many years.

Surviving are three sons, Jesse C. and Willie V. Cook, both of Corsicana, and Ernest Cook, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Harvey Davis, Waxahachie, and Mrs. O. N. Stewart, Ore City, Texas; a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Mary Katherine (Hardaway) Wallace
Jan 2, 1938 - May 16, 1959

Mrs. Wallace Expires Monday

Mrs. Mary Wallace, 21, of Marshall, native of Bazette, died in the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston Monday.

Funeral services were held from the Primitive Baptist church here Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. G. Libhart, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, Leon Wallace, a son, Aubry Leon Wallace, Jr., and a daughter, Ellen Rose Wallace, father, George Hardaway, all of Marshall; three sisters, Mrs. H. M. Libhart, Corsicana; Mrs. R. P. Truelove, Dallas, and Mrs. Ruby Stephens, Marshall; three brothers, Leonard, Clifton and Clifford Hardaway, all of Denton; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McBride, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Friends of the family were pallbearers.

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Cora (Young) Connolly
Jun 20, 1885 - Apr 26, 1959

Mrs. Connolly Dies Sunday

Mrs. George Connolly, 73, native of Hubbard, resident of Corsicana for the past 18 years, died Sunday night at the family residence on West Fourth avenue west of Tiger Field.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Frederick Clinton Scott, Sr.
Jul 27, 1902 - Jan 7, 1958

F. C. Scott Dies Tuesday Evening

F. C. Scott, Sr., 55, musician and band director, died in Memorial Hospital late Tuesday night.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at the Griffin Funeral Chapel early Wednesday afternoon pending advice from relatives.

Surviving are a son, F. C. Scott, Jr., Dallas, father, W. P. Scott, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Belle Scott, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Fellers, Columbia, S.C.; Mrs. Mary Belle Baker and Miss Louise Scott, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Florence Bevins, Commerce; a granddaughter and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be S. J. Miles, Jr.; Jimmy Morris, Reuben Arnold, Fred Burkhalter, James Bradley and O. B. Davis.

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