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James Marvin Barnett
Sep 22, 1899 - Dec 25, 1954

Kerens Native Killed Monday

KERENS, Dec. 28—(Spl)—Marvin Barnett, 55, farm laborer, was killed in an automobile accident at Wilcox, Ariz. Monday noon according to information received here by relatives.

A native of Kerens, Barnett had resided at Wellington, Texas for the past 18 years.

The body will be returned here by train for burial, but funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are a son, James Barnett, Dallas; two daughters, Sammie Wayne Barnett and Margie Gale Barnett, both of Wellington; mother, Mrs. J. M. Barnett, Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. B. F. Hancock, Arp; Mrs. J. L. Trammell and Mrs. Byron Scarbrough, both of Kerens, and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Anna Louise “Annie” (Borders) Moore
Jan. 13, 1863 - Apr. 7, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. ANNIE MOORE BE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Moore, aged 79, of Roane, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Oak Grove church. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died Tuesday morning.

Surviving are three sons, C. Moore, Freeman Moore, and Ben Moore, all of Roane; three daughters, Mrs. J. W. Ellison, Hamlin; Mrs. H. G. Massey, Kerens, and Mrs. Kate Morrison, Roane; a brother, B. Borders, Carthage; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Walling and Mrs. Mattie Anderson, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Emma Thompson, Houston, and a number of other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

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Della Peral (Love) Smith
Feb 14, 1870 - Feb 20, 1965

Mrs. S. G. Smith Dies Saturday

KERENS, Feb. 20, (Spl.)—Mrs. Della Pearl Smith, wife of Sabert G. Smith of Kerens, died in the Hillard-Bryan Home in Corsicana early Saturday morning. She had resided here for 25 years.

Funeral services were held from the Paschal Funeral Chapel here Saturday afternoon with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by E. E. Keene, Kerens Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband, Kerens, a daughter, Mrs. Louella Hollibige, Corpus Christi and a granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Bert Inmon, Louis Collins, Woodrow Massey, W. I. Bain, Jack Jones, G. M. Chapman.

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David “Dave” Miles
May 23, 1890 - Jun 16, 1965

Dave Miles, 78, Dies At Kerens

KERENS, June 16, (Spl)—Dave Miles, 78, retired farmer and former employe, died at his home early Wednesday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Paschal Funeral Chapel with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; three sons, Wilmer Miles, Houston; Allen Miles, Freeport, and Edward Miles, West; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Cook, Corsicana; several grand-children, two brothers, John and Joe Miles, both of Moultrie, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Fussell, Lountrie, Ga., and Mrs. Susie Frazier, Atlanta, Ga., and other relatives.

Native of Georgia, Miles had resided in this vicinity 40 years.

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Annie Jane (Collins) Kimes-Wiggins
Oct 1, 1886 - Mar 26, 1965

Mrs. Wiggins Rites Sunday

KERENS, March 27 (Spl.)—Funeral services will be held here Sunday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Monroe Wiggins, 78, who died in Newton, Texas, her home for the past 14 years.

Rites will be held from the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel, and burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery, Rev. A. L. Andrews of Malakoff will conduct.

Mrs. Wiggins was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are her husband of Newton; five sons, J. D. Kimes, Pasadena, Texas; D. L. Kimes, George Kimes and S. H. Kimes, all of Houston; and C. E. Kimes of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. G. A. Holder, Pasadena; and Mrs. M. E. Myers, Basin, Wyoming; 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Martha Ann “Mattie” (Putman) Slater-Nutt
Feb 17, 1876 - Dec 5, 1962

Mrs. Nutt, 86, Dies Wednesday Rites Friday

Mrs. Martha Ann Nutt, 86, native of Dawson, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Brushie Prairie Methodist church, with burial in the Brushie Prairie cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor Wesley Methodist church, Corsicana; Rev. Frank Williams, pastor First Methodist church, Frost, and C. C. Ellis, pastor Frost Baptist church.

Mrs. Nutt had been a resident of Twilight Home the past seven years and prior to that time resided in the Brushie Prairie and Frost communities.

Surviving are four sons, C. M. Slater, Blooming Grove; Harvey Slater, Frost; Jack Slater, Corsicana, and Jesse J. Slater, Grand Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. Hester Raley, Hubbard, and Mrs. Bill Parten, Ft. Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Jane Spence, Lawton, Okla. And Mrs. Effie Slater, Frost; two step-sons, Loyd Nutt, Midland, and James S. Nutt, Corsicana; five stepdaughters, Mrs. Troy Walker, Odessa; Mrs. B. W. Waters, Corsicana; Mrs. Addie Ross and Mrs. Jessie Blanchard, both of Gatesville; and Mrs. Sam Moore, Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Josephine H. (Clements) Floyd
Dec 5, 1853 - Mar 27, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD IN KERENS FOR MRS. J. H. FLOYD

KERENS, March 28.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Floyd, aged 86 years, pioneer resident of this community, were held here Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence of J. N. Inmon. Interment was made in the Long Prairie cemetery.

Mrs. Floyd made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. N. Inmon and family. She died Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock after an extended illness.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Inmon; a son, Lee Floyd, Kerens, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two sons, the late John Floyd and Jake Floyd, preceded their mother in death.

Stockton’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Blanche (Middlebrooks) Collins
Jun 23, 1867 - Mar 24, 1951

Mrs. Collins Is Buried Thursday

Mrs. Blanche Collins, 83, long-time Navarro county resident, died in a Mt. Pleasant hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of First Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Gordon Collins, Corsicana; C. C. Collins, Talco, and Grady Collins, New London; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Horn, Houston, and Mrs. Robert Eggleston, Cayuga; three sisters, Mrs. E. A. Eliot, Richland; Mrs. M. A. Ferguson and Mrs. Fannie Montgomery, both of Eureka; two brothers, N. J. Middlebrook, Purdon, and W. B. Middlebrook, Mildred, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Eliot, Edgar Eliot, Deb Montgomery, Aaron Montgomery, Buck Montgomery, Allen Middlebrook and J. B. Mikell, all nephews.

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James Elias Whistler
May 3, 1888 - Sep. 30, 1961

J. E. Whistler Dies Monday

James E. Whistler, 73, Corsicana resident until he moved to Jacksonville a month ago, died of a heart attack in a Jacksonville hospital Monday night.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a son, A. J. Whistler, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. E. C. Holt, El Monte, Calif.; Mrs. O. L. Hilliard, Fort Worth; Mrs. C. M. Pope, Jr., Tyler, and Mrs. O. B. Davis, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lucy Siegler, Midland, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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James Pursley Anderson
Apr 20, 1891 - Dec 10, 1933

JAMES P. ANDERSON KILLED IN ACCIDENT NEAR RICE SUNDAY

WIFE AND FOUR CHILDREN PURDON RURAL MAIL CARRIER ALSO INJURED

James P. Anderson, aged 42, years, native of Navarro county and rural mail carrier out of the Purdon postoffice, was killed, and his wife and four children were injured when his car turned over 1 1-2 miles north of Rice Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock while en route to Dallas to visit a sister.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home in Purdon, with burial in the Old Pursley cemetery.

A finger on the left hand of Mrs. Anderson was broken. James Anderson, Jr., 14, suffered the breaking of his left leg and other injuries. Coleta, 2 1-2 year-old daughter, right leg broken and other injuries. T. M. and George, sons, minor injuries. His other son, Zane Anderson, was not in the car at the time.

It was reported that the accident occurred when a tire on a front wheel blew out while the car was going around a curve in Highway 75.

Mr. Anderson and his son, James, Jr., were rushed to Corsicana in a Sutherland-McCammon ambulance, while Mrs. Anderson and her three other injured children were taken to an Ennis hospital, later being brought to the Navarro Clinic here, where James was brought.

World War Veteran
He was a World War veteran and a member of the Masonic and I. O. O. F. lodges. The Masons had charge of the rites at the grave.

Mr. Anderson was a native of Pursley and had resided in Purdon the past 11 years.

Surviving are his wife, five children; mother, Mrs. T. M. Anderson, Pursley; three brothers, H. O. Anderson, Conroe; Steven Anderson, Dawson; Alton Anderson, Pursley; three sisters, Mrs. A. B. Worsham, Dawson; Mrs. Carl Rutland, Dallas, and Mrs. C. E. Johnson, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 11, 1933
  • h/o Marion (Bennett) Anderson buried in Oakwood along with son George Barnett Anderson; s/o Thomas Mitchell Anderson 111 and Emma Josephine “Jo” (Pursley) Tickle-Anderson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Letter

Carrie M. (Holleman) Hardway-McBride
Apr 27, 1869 - Sep 11, 1965

Mrs. McBride, 95, Dies Saturday

Mrs. J. H. McBride, 95, native of Polk county, Ark., of Trinidad died in the Malakoff hospital early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Primitive Baptist church, 822 South Sixteenth street, with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin Fannin, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband of Trinidad, three sons, George Hardaway, Marshall; Arch Hardaway, Corsicana, and Lon McBride, Bardwell; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Farmer, Trinidad; 18 grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will be pallbearers.

Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens directs.

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William Alfred Parker
May 23, 1885 - Oct 27, 1965

W. A. Parker 80, Dies Wednesday, Rites Saturday

W. A. Parker, 80, farmer, 2628 North Beaton street, died Wednesday afternoon. A long-time Navarro county resident, he had resided in Corsicana two years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Evans, pastor of the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist church at Retreat.

Surviving are a son, J. H. Parker, Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Maud Rapin and Mrs. Slaud Perkins, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be J. M. Hawkins, Joe Welch, Verse French, Lewis French, Norman Brister, Elbert Brister, Marshall Tatum and Bill Mixon.

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Robert Lane Garrison, Sr.
Aug 29, 1926 - May 20, 2014

Robert L. Garrison, Sr., 87, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014, in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place at 1 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2014, in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Bob Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

Robert Lane was born in Blooming Grove, Texas, to the late Elmer C. and Ruby (Lane) Garrison. He grew up in Blooming Grove and graduated from Blooming Grove Schools. On January 22, 2010, Robert married Rose Glosson and they made their home in Ennis, Texas. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific and the European theaters.

Robert worked for T D Industries for 30 years, as a technician. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Ennis, a lifetime member of the VFW, the 94th U. S. Constabulary Outpost #8, the Honor Flight of Ellis County, Ennis Noon Lions, and the Model A Club of Dallas. He enjoyed square dancing, RVing, playing games, crossword puzzles, and reading westerns.

He is preceded in death by a son, David Garrison; and a sister, Elmerene Hinkle.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Garrison; son, Robert L. Garrison, Jr.; daughters, Cathy Osborn and Marie Penn; five grandchildren: four great-grandchildren; sisters, Ernestine Duke and Joyce Carter; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • s/o Elmer Caswell Garrison & Ruby (Lane) Garrison
  • Find A Grave Memorial #15794396

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Rolbert L. Garrison Sr.
Robert L. Garrison, Sr., 87, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Robert was born on August 29, 1926 to Elmer and Ruby (Lane) Garrison in Blooming Grove, Texas. He grew up in Blooming Grove and graduated from Blooming Grove Schools. On January 22, 2010 he married Rose Glosson and they made their home in Ennis, Texas. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during WWII in the Pacific and the European theaters.
He worked for T D Industries for thirty years as a technician. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Ennis, was a life time member of the VFW, the 94th U. S. Constabulary Outpost #8, the Honor Flight of Ellis County, Ennis Noon Lions and the Model A Club of Dallas. He enjoyed square dancing, RVing, playing games, crossword puzzles and reading westerns.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Garrison; son, Robert L. Garrison, Jr.; daughters: Cathy Osborn and Marie Penn; five grandchildren: four great-grandchildren; two sisters; Ernestine Duke and Joyce Carter along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one son, David Garrison.
Visitation will be on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Bob Taylor officiating. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Ellis County Home of the Brave.

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Suzanne (Rowe) Roane
Nov 20, 1934 - June 3, 2014

About five years ago, a doctor solemnly gave Suzanne Roane some bad news. He said she had six months to live. In 2014, he was finally right; on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 this teacher of many and mother of two finally gave up the fight. She was 79 years old — in and of itself a remarkable achievement.

There are many people to thank for her longevity. In particular her doctors at MD Anderson, who pulled out all the stops and battled every front that presented itself. Her children, Misty and Kit, also played a role, as did her sister, Linda Grinstead. But the majority of the fight in this endeavor came from the indomitable Mrs. Roane.

If she were alive, she might say the end was neither as swift as she wanted, nor as long as she feared, but that the life she had lived up until then was worth the price of admission, even given her regrets.
That's the kind of straight-talker she was: a woman unafraid to make her views known.

Not everyone appreciated her tenacity or her directness. The fast-food giant, Jack in the Box, was one. When their global expansion threatened to breach the Oaks Historic District on the corner of North Street and 11th Avenue in Beaumont, Texas, across the street from Mrs. Roane's childhood home, she sprang into action. While the head of the historic preservation group dithered, Mrs. Roane papered the neighborhood with fliers, found the owners of every nearby home, and knocked on doors until she got more than 100 petitions signed. Marshalling a little-known ordinance, she finally forced the multi-billion dollar company to develop separate commercial property instead. The fast food restaurant, she would later complain, still spoiled the view from her property, but she was smug in knowing that she had prevented a dangerous precedent and creep that most on the city council were only too happy to oblige.

One other thing — she did all this while she was quite ill — in no time at all, she was going to learn she had six months to live.

Now about that six months. We cannot blame her doctor for being wrong.
Despite being the daughter of a man once described as a country doctor (Dr. K. W. Rowe, Jr. even made house calls) and despite having been accepted to medical school herself, Mrs. Roane did not grace the doctor's door willingly. She had long been able to point out that she had reason for her aversion. Upon her family's advice, she had agreed to see a doctor once. She was in her 70s, still teaching school, and in need of high blood pressure medicine, or so they told her.
Unfortunately, a rare allergic reaction to the prescription nearly killed her. As the possibility of asphyxiation drew near, Mrs. Roane drove herself back to the doctor’s office in a car nearly as old as herself -- just to give the physician a piece of her mind. The specialist who later diagnosed her with a terminal illness can be forgiven for just not knowing whom he was dealing with when Mrs. Roane hobbled through his door.

She was nothing, if not determined. That might explain the more than 50 years she spent shaping young minds as a science teacher at a variety of schools, from Forest Park High School in Houston, to All Saints Episcopal School in Beaumont and in the nearby Lumberton school system as well. Mrs. Roane was well-known and respected in each of these schools for a few things: her knowledge of her subject (she was a rarity, as she had majored in her subject matter — the hard sciences), her knack for enforcing discipline with the mere raising of an eyebrow, and her drive to teach all of her students even when they didn't want to be taught.

Mrs. Roane taught for so long that she ended up on occasion educating the children of her students, and she cut such a wide swath that in her later years she'd run into three or four former students in just one outing at a grocery store. In 2003, her son even came across one of her students in Fort Benning, Georgia. The boy, nursing a buzz cut and waiting for chow, admitted sheepishly that he'd not been the best pupil, but Mrs. Roane had done her damndest to turn him around.

Later, when her terminal illness had briefly gotten the better of her, Mrs. Roane recognized the kind nurse who tended to her; she had taught the woman as a student years before and had left a lasting impression on the young woman. As the nurse, Kelly Parker, noted upon hearing of her death, Mrs. Roane was “smart, kind, loyal and listened,” and would never be forgotten for the genuine encouragement and motivation she provided so long ago.

Mrs. Roane’s determination was matched at home. Her son is fond of saying that she's the only reason he's not pumping gas or doing time — and this is, embarrassingly, likely true. Mrs. Roane devoted her life to her son and daughter. A master at both drilling flash cards and putting on birthday parties (and who attempted mightily to learn how to correctly throw a curveball to her son), she made sure her children had ample love and every tool for success. And she always put them before herself.

Born in Terrell, Texas, in 1934, her greatest regret in life was likely that she did not become a physician. She was first knocked from this goal by the times (back in the early 1950s, even women graduating from pre-med programs at The University of Texas at Austin were discouraged from participating in a true profession). Then, decades later, she declined acceptance to medical school in Galveston, fearing that her children would suffer during the long stretches she was away.

The dream never died — medical school in the islands looked promising again — but then time, as it always does, finally ran out.

Besides being remembered fondly as a tenacious school teacher and a dutiful mother, Suzanne Roane will be recalled in Kerens, Texas as a bb-gun sharpshooter to rival Big Tex (inquiries should be made to Cousin Tenny Whorton, her childhood partner in crime), Beaumont High School's most beautiful homecoming queen (her loving sister, Linda Grinstead can vouch for this), Bolivar Peninsula's most fearless fisherman (a legend in my mind), and New Orleans’ most inquisitive bar patron (the jury is a multitude). She will be missed by many, and held tightly in the cherished memories of an honored few. So turn on some Hank Williams, Sr.
and raise a glass, when you can — to our beloved Suzy Roane.

She is survived by her sister Linda Grinstead of Houston; her cousin, Tennyson Whorton of Kerens; her daughter Misty Roane of New Orleans, Louisiana; her son Kit R. Roane and his wife Katya Jestin of Brooklyn, NY; and three beloved grandchildren, Samuel, Madeleine and James Roane.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Kerens Cemetery, off Cemetery Road in Kerens, Texas.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Methodist Children’s Home,
1111 Herring Avenue, Waco, TX 76708 (254-753-0181). There is also an online donation form here:  https://www.methodistchildrenshome.org/forms/Donation.aspx

Arrangements made by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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George Washington Boyd, Jr.
Jul 24, 1870 - Jul 19, 1955

G. W. Boyd Dies Here Saturday

George Washington Boyd, 85, life-long resident of Lone Cedar community near Blooming Grove, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday. He was a retired farmer-stockman.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Tuesday at 10 a.m., with burial in the Catholic cemetery in Ennis. The rites will be conducted by Msgr. V.P. Micola of Ennis.

Surviving are his wife of Lone Cedar; two sons, James and Sidney Boyd, both of Lone Cedar; two brothers, H. B. Boyd, Lone Cedar, and William Boyd, Daymon, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Rawson, Lone Cedar, and Mrs. Jennie McKinney, Rockport; three grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Services directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 18, 1955
  • St. Joseph Catholic cemetery, Ennis, Tx.
  • h/o Mary Ellen (Whitfield) Boyd s/o George Washington Boyd, Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth (Brumbelow) Boyd buried in White Church cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Della Rebecca (Cowley) Smith
Apr 19, 1891 - Jan 21, 1962

Mrs. R. C. Smith Expires Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Mrs. R. C. Smith, 70, wife of R. C. Smith, president of the First State Bank at Blooming Grove, died Sunday night at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home here following a several years illness.

Funeral services will be held sometime Tuesday from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Covington. Setting of the time is pending the arrival of relatives.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor, and Rev. Roy L. Felder, First Methodist church pastor at Center, formerly of Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Smith was a native of Covington and had resided in Blooming Grove more than 20 years.

Surviving are her husband of Blooming Grove; a son, Robert C. Smith, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Thompson, Port Arthur; two sisters, Mrs. C. T. Brockett, Hillsboro, and Mrs. C. H. Cartwright, Covington; four grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Walter Halem Ramsey
Sep 30, 1904 - Jul 21, 1963

Walter Ramsey Rites Slated For Wednesday

Walter H. Ramsey, 58, chief of the payroll department of Pan-American Petroleum Corporation, Fort Worth, died Sunday in Harris Memorial Hospital in Fort Worth following a year’s illness with lung cancer.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the First Presbyterian church in Fort Worth, of which Ramsey was an elder, with burial in the Mt. Olivet cemetery in Fort Worth.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Robert F. Jones, pastor of the church, who is flying home from Europe to conduct the services.

A native of Blooming Grove, Ramsey graduated from Blooming Grove high school and attended Texas A. and M. College. He had been in the payroll department of Standoline and Pan-American oil companies for 35 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise McCormick Ramsey, Fort Worth; a son, James M. Ramsey, U. S. Army, Fort Bragg, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Edwards, San Francisco; father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Ramsey, Sr., Blooming Grove; two brothers, G. E. Ramsey, Jr., Waxahachie and James R. Ramsey, Oklahoma City, and other relatives.

The body will lie in state at the Shannon Chapel in Fort Worth until the funeral hour.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 22, 1963
  • Mt. Olivet cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas
  • BGHS grad. h/o Mary Louise (McCormick) Ramsey; s/o George Eldon Ramsey, Sr. & Annie Elizabeth (Alderman) Ramsey
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mary Ellen (Whitfield) Boyd
Jun 15, 1884 - Sep 20, 1964

Plan Services For Mrs. Boyd

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Boyd, 80, of Frost, who died in Memorial hospital Sunday, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery in Ennis. The rites will be conducted by Rev. August Merkel of the local parish.

Surviving are two sons, George James and Robert Sidney Boyd, both of Frost; six brothers, Fred and Sid Whitfield, both of Frost; Rev. Ed, Elisha and Mozelle Whitfield, all of Dallas, and Granville Whitfield, Terrell; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Durbin, California, and Mrs. Zonie Murphey, Arizona; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Sep 22, 1964
  • St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Ennis, Texas
  • w/o George Washington Boyd, Jr. d/o John Whitfield and Magaline (Harrison) Whitfield
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Dora Lee (Davis) Cambridge
October 13, 1941 - April 5, 2014

 

Dora Lee Cambridge, 72, passed away at Village Health Care Center on Saturday, April 5th, 2014, from natural causes.

Dora was born in Dallas, Texas on October 13, 1941, to Hayden L. Davis and Sara Ellis Davis. She received her education in Dallas and was employed in Dallas as a legal secretary for a number of years.

In 1966, she married Darrell Cambridge. Upon his retirement from the City of Dallas in 1977, the family moved to Bonner in 1978. Dora was then employed by Burlington Northern Railroad and later by Montana Rail Link in Missoula. After retiring from the Railroad, Dora formed her own business, Accent Secretarial Service.

Dora was preceded in death by her parents, Hayden and Sarah Davis, and her sister Billie Jean Brennan, all of Dallas.

Dora is survived by her husband Darrell, at the family home in Bonner, son Randall E. Cambridge and daughter-in-law Kathy Cambridge in Missoula, brother Marvin L. Davis of Lexington, KY, and her sister Glenda G. Morrow (Dana) of Lakeside, MT. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Jared Cambridge (Emily) of Lolo and Laurel Everaert (Jordan) of Bozeman as well as five great grand children and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pursuant to Dora's request, cremation has taken place with Garden City Funeral Home handling the arrangements with the internment taking place at the family plot in Rice, Texas.

If anyone wishes to honor Dora, the family has requested donations be made to the Rice Cemetery. Donations can be made in Dora's memory payable to Rice Cemetery, c/o Ron Compton, 10313 NECR 1071, Rice, Texas 75155

Notes:

  • w/o Darrell Dean Cambridge married Oct. 27, 1966 d/o Hayden Lee Davis and Sarah Gladys (Ellis) Davis
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mary Frances “Mollie” (Fuller) Palmer
abt 1889 - Jul 6, 1953

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Palmer

Mrs. Mary Frances Palmer, 64, West Second Avenue, Corsicana, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday at 10 a.m. following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove Tuesday at 3 p. m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, assisted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central church.

Surviving are a son, Roy Francis Palmer, Air Force Base, Elgin Field, Fla.; a brother, Claude Fuller, Ennis; eight nephews, two nieces and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 6, 1953
  • Cemetery not named brother Claude buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove
  • w/o Steven K. Palmer married Oct. 28, 1906 d/o Sam H. Fuller and Elizabeth (Jordan) Fuller
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charles Edwin Eaton, Jr.
Nov 7, 1941 - Jan 19, 1942

Charles Edwin Eaton, 2-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Eaton, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night. Funeral services will be held at Kerens, but details of the arrangements are unavailable. Mr. and Mrs. Eaton formerly resided at Velasco.

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Gertrude “Gertie” (Watts) Stanley
May 23, 1894 - May 11, 1966

Mrs. Stanley Dies Wednesday

WORTHAM (Spl)—Mrs. Gertie Stanley, 72, native of Mart, resident of Richland, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mamie Scott, Wednesday. She had been in Wortham 10 weeks.

Mrs. Stanley moved to Richland about 15 years ago from Dawson.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland, of which she was a member, with burial in the Brushie Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jerry Chappel, pastor.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Scott, Wortham; Mrs. Minnie Meeker, Dallas; Mrs. Nena Scott, Mrs. Mary Capps and Mrs. Evelyn Dyess, all of Richland; two sons, Edward L. Stanley, Arbuckle, Calif., and Roy Lee Stanley, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Jack Ivey, Cleburne; two brothers, Bill and Kary Watts, both of Whitney; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Walker Funeral Home directs.

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Effie Ruzena (Tadlock) Dozier-Haralson-Berry
Mar 21, 1895 - Dec 17, 1969

Mrs. Berry Dies At Waco Home

Mrs. Effie Berry of Waco, mother of Mrs. Stokes Armstrong of Emhouse, died at her home in Waco Wednesday. She was former resident of the Drane community.

Funeral services will be held at the Connally Funeral Chapel in Waco Saturday morning at 11:30.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, five daughters, 20 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 19, 1969
  • Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Tx.
  • 1st husband Hezekiah C. Dozier buried in Dresden cemetery, Navarro county, Tx. 2nd Lloyd Emmett Haralson buried in Woodlawn cemetery, Houston, Tx. 3rd Finis Abner Berry buried Oakwood cemetery, Waco, Tx. d/o Thomas Eugene “Tom” Tadlock and Olive America (Baker) Tadlock buried in Dresden cemetery Navarro county, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 55016913

James Calvin “Jimmie” Franks
Dec 25, 1881 - Sep 19, 1947

J. C. Franks, Rites Sunday Afternoon

J. C. Franks, aged 61 years, of Malakoff, died in the John Sealy hospital in Galveston Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Malakoff; four sons, W. T., Vernon, Marshall, and Roland Franks; two daughters, Mrs. Christine Leach and Mrs. Nannie Lee Hughes and other relatives.

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Willow Adeline “Willo” (Gage) Franks
Feb 18, 1882 - Dec 8, 1951

Mrs. J. C. Franks Services Monday

Mrs. Willo Franks, 69, widow of the late J. C. Franks, died in a Bryan hospital Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. H. Gibson, Bryan Pentecostal church pastor.

Surviving are three sons, W. T. Franks, Bryan; B. V. Franks, Nacogdoches, and R. R. Franks, Levelland; two daughters, Mrs. N. L. Kubena, Bryan, and Mrs. J. L. Leach, Rice; 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

McCammon directed.

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Blanche (Pinkston) Gallaway-Smalling-Holley
Jul. 5, 1888 - Sep. 4, 1966

Mrs. Holley, 78, Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Blanche Holley, 78, native of Drane, died Saturday in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Campbell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by G. R. Holton, minister of the College Hill Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sons, Pinkston Galloway, Austin, and Billy B. Smalling, Lancanida, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Joy Hadley, Inglewood, Calif.; a brother, Ray Pinkston, Fort Worth; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Holley

Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Holley, 78, who died in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home Saturday, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by G. R. Holton, minister of the College Hill Church of Christ. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery in the Drane community.

Mrs. Holley was a native of the Drane community.

Surviving are two sons, Pinkston Galloway, Austin, and Billy B. Smalling, Lancanida, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Joy Hadley, Inglewood, Calif.; a brother, Ray Pinkston, Fort Worth; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Ben Acock, Charles Harrison, Paul Miller, Maco Stewart, Rufus Nutt and Paul Dresser.

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William Andrew “Will” Smalling
May 16, 1876 - Oct 6, 1954

Will Smalling Dies Wednesday

Will Smalling, 88, retired carpenter, died at his home, 1600 West Tenth avenue, Wednesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, West Fifth Avenue Church of Christ minister. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Kansas.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Billy B. Smalling, Norwalk, Calif.; Comer Wilson, San Francisco, Calif.; Luther Wilson, Grand Prarie, and Pinkston Galloway, Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Chester Thomas, Tioga, and Mrs. Jack Hadley, South Gate, Calif.; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. C. H. Blackmon, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. O. Floyd, Lonnie Hosch, John Howell, Roy Harrison, Rufus Nutt and Joe Baker.

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Samantha Christine (Caskey) Franks
Mar 16, 1861 - Nov 18, 1925

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED SUDDENLY AT 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY

MRS. J. C. FRANKS HAD RESIDED IN NAVARRO COUNTY MANY YEARS

Mrs. J. C. Franks, aged 64 years, died suddenly Wednesday night at 6 o’clock at her home at 812 North Thirteenth street.

The deceased has been a resident of Corsicana for about fifteen years but has lived in Navarro county practically all of her life. She was born in Arkansas.

Funeral services will probably be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock and will be conducted by Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are ten children; Mrs. W. M. Archer, Corsicana; J. C. Franks, Angus; Mrs. T. P. Shivers, Corsicana; Mrs. Rob Holloway, Corsicana; M. M. Franks, Wichita Falls; D. D. Franks, Dallas; R. W. Franks, Reed, Okla.; R. L. Franks, Corsicana; Mrs. J. Mack Dickson, Corsicana, and Vivian Franks, Corsicana.

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William Milton Shaw, Sr.
Apr 7, 1874 - Nov 23, 1957

W. M. Shaw, Sr. Rites Monday

W. M. Shaw, Sr., 83, retired farmer, native of Missouri, died in the Twilight Home Saturday afternoon.

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. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Claude B. Holcomb, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son, W. M. Shaw, Jr., Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Pike, Corsicana, and Mrs. Gladys Beeman, Tyler; G. W. Shaw, Wilson, Okla.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred Bunch, Bill Watkins, Owen Beeman, J. C. Johnson, J. L. Young, and A. B. Tanner.

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John Austin Montgomery
Mar 11, 1886 - Feb 2, 1970

Montgomery Rites

Funeral services for John A. Montgomery will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Donald Pike, with interment in the Black Hills cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, one son, two brothers, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Ernest Stokes, Elzie Armstrong, Henry Slate, Morris Pike, Aubrey Fincher and Harrell Gray.

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Rachel Ray (Goldberg) Rosenberg
Feb 2, 1876 - Apr 10, 1965

Mrs. Rosenberg Rites Monday

Mrs. Ray Rosenberg, 89, widow of the late Ben Rosenberg, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rabbi Sol Kaplan of Dallas.

Native of Waco, Mrs. Rosenberg had resided in Corsicana 72 years.

Surviving is a son, Ivan Rosenberg, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Irvin Samuels, Alvin Shwarts, Marvin Shwarts, Isaac Levy, Dave Levy and Raymond Goldman.

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Bessie (Rabinowitz) Bobkoff
Apr 28, 1887 - Nov 23, 1969

Mrs. Bobkoff Dies Sunday

Mrs. Morris Bobkoff, 82, a native of Vilna, Russia, died Sunday at her home here. She had lived in Corsicana since 1942.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiated and interment was In the Hebrew cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Bernie Bobkoff of Corsicana and Kenneth Bobkoff of Dallas; two daughters, Miss Grace Bobkoff of Corsicana and Mrs. Raymond Goldman of Corsicana; 7 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family requested no flowers, and that donations be given to favorite charities.

Pallbearers were Dr. William Mayfield, Dr. Bernard Rosen, James Cerf, Jay Silverberg, Gabe Goldberg, Julius Jacobs, Dean Milkes and Max Rosenblum.

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Esther Marks
Nov 7, 1881 - Jan 4, 1970

Tuesday Rites For Miss Marks

Miss Esther Marks, 88, a native of Corsicana who had lived here all her life, died Sunday at the Twilight Home.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Rabbi Ernest Joseph will officiate and interment will be in Hebrew cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, Sydney Marks of Corsicana and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jay Silverberg, Louis Wolens, Ivan Rosenberg, James Cerf, George Daniel, Gabe Goldberg, Maurice Rosen and Dr. Dan B. Hamill.

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Frank C. Butler
Dec 4, 1891 - Dec 1, 1963

Frank Butler Dies Sunday In VA Hospital

Frank C. Butler, 73, retired farmer, veteran of World War 1, died in the VA Hospital in Marlin Sunday. He had resided at Purdon 60 years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the First Baptist church in Purdon with burial in the Younger cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles Kottenbrook, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Jackson, Fort Worth and Mrs. James Bialock, Silver Springs, Md.; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Howe French, Autrey French, Louis Owens, Albert Bittner, Haddix Boldin, Guy Farmer, T. M. Morgan, R. E. Spence and Dick Howard.

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Fern Gelene (Bennett) Priddy
Mar 30, 1921 - Nov 2, 1965

Mrs. Priddy Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. J. H. Priddy, 44, life-long resident of Purdon, died in the Navarro Clinic late Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Purdon with burial in the Younger cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles Kottenbrook, pastor, assisted by Bob Roberts pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Jimmy Priddy, a daughter, Janet Priddy, all of Purdon; a brother, B. B. Bennett, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Putman, Purdon, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tucker Covington, Herman Slaughter, C. E. Thomas, Jr.; Preston Peden, Albert Mosely, and Clarence Thomas.

Corley directs.

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Floyd Hayes
Nov 9, 1907 - Mar 28, 1966

Floyd Hayes Of Hillsboro Dies

Floyd Hayes, 58, retired farmer, died in Hillsboro Monday morning. He formerly resided in the Pursley community.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Younger cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Luther Crawford, pastor of the Walnut Street Baptist church, Hillsboro, assisted by Rev. Mickey Loftis, pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Floyd Hayes; a son, Dan Hayes; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry Schmidt, all of Hillsboro; two brothers, Lawrence Hayes, Arlington, and Eldridge Hayes, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Annie Chunn, Richland; two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be brothers-in-laws.

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Norma Isadore (Tickle) Howard
Jul 27, 1892 - Dec 10, 1969

Mrs. Howard Dies Wednesday

Mrs. W. J. Howard, 75, a native of Purdon, died Wednesday in New Iberia, La. where she had lived the past 17 years.

She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Evangeline Chapel in New Iberia. The Rev. Bill L. Fuller officiated.

Graveside rites will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Younger cemetery with Corley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are her husband, W. J. (Pop) Howard of New Iberia; and son Fred Howard of Houston; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. George McGee, Mrs. Joe Davis and Mrs. T. L. Rodgers, all of Purdon.

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Richard Clay Wimberly
May 11, 1892 - Jan 1, 1966

R. C. Wimberly Rites Monday

ENNIS, Jan. 3 (Spl)—Richard C. Wimberly, 73, farmer and ginner of Alma, World War 1 veteran, died Saturday in the VA Hospital at Dallas (Lisbon).

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Keever Chapel with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fralm, pastor of the First Christian church.

A native of Thornton, he came to the Alma community in 1906. He was a Methodist and served in the U. S. Army overseas in World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Alma, a daughter, Mrs. George Solberg, San Diego, Calif.; two granddaughters, a sister, Mrs. E. H. Moore, Wichita Falls; three brothers, Cruey Wimberly, Dallas; C. D. Wimberly, Irving, and Jay Wimberly, Los Angeles, Calif., and other relatives.

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Roland Ray Franks
Nov 10, 1910 - Jun 11, 1973

Franks Rites Slated Monday

Funeral services for Roland R. Franks, 46, will be held Monday at 4 p.m. in the Rice Baptist Church with the Rev. Randall McCollum officiating. Interment will be in the Rice cemetery.

Mr. Franks was fatally injured Saturday morning in a truck accident at IH 45 and the Roane cutoff. He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Randall Shakelford of Ennis; a son, Sp. 4 James Franks of Fort Carson, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Leach of Rice and Mrs. Ed Kubena of Bryan; two brothers, W. T. of Bryan and Vernon of Nacogdoches.

Nephews will be pallbearers and will include Robert Medlin, Jerry Leach, Roland Leach, Rex Spurgeon, Jr., Weldon Caldwell and Bill Bruton.

Notes:



Franks Services

Funeral services were held Monday at 4 p.m. at the Rice Baptist Church for Roland R. Franks, 46, who was fatally injured Saturday in a one-car mishap near here. The Rev. Randall McCollum officiated. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. Nephews were pallbearers.

Surviving are one daughter, one son, two sisters and two brothers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 14, 1969
  • h/o Oleta Lucille (Spurgeon) Franks; s/o James Calvin “Jimmie” Franks and Willow Adeline (Gage) Franks buried at Hamilton Beamon cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Arizona Eleanor “Lena” (White) Boulware
May 2, 1886 - Oct 6, 1969

Boulware Rites

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Lena Boulware, 83, with grandsons as pallbearers. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Joe Nichols officiating. She died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are four sons, four daughters, 10 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Samuel Baron South
Jul 23, 1896 - Aug 18, 1970

S. B. South Dies Tuesday

S. B. South, 74, died Tuesday in Ennis. A retired banker, he had lived most of his life in Rice. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a veteran of World War I.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with the Rev. Connally Dugger, pastor of the Whitney Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Rice Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of Rice; four brothers, Hugh South and Chester South of Dallas, Lynn South of Eloy, Ariz. And Etheridge South of Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Rouseaux of Houston and Mrs. Mike Dunagan of Pattison.

Pallbearers will be J. T. Allen, J. K. Bradley, Joe B. Fortson, James Fortson, E. D. Reed, Ernest Cummins and Jess Pollan.

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Joseph Brac Shelton
Nov 24, 1896 - Oct 7, 1969

J. B. Shelton Dies at Waco

KERENS (Spl)—Joseph B. Shelton, 73, lifelong Kerens resident died Tuesday in Providence Hospital in Waco. He was a member of First Baptist Church here.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Charles Pringle, officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.

He is survived by five daughters, Miss Virginia Shelton, Mexia; Mrs. C. L. Reed, Waco; Mrs. Wendt Johnston, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Lavern Clark, Odessa; and Mrs. Kate R. Huggins, Lake Tawakoni; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, T. M. Lester and Roland Shelton, all of Kerens; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Nell Cherry and Mrs. Clint Baxter, both of Kerens; and Mrs. Mid Tyner of Van, Texas.

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Shelton Services

KERENS—(Spl)—Funeral services were held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church for Joseph B. Shelton, 73, lifelong Kerens resident who died Tuesday in a Waco hospital. The Rev. Charles Pringle officiated. Burial was in Kerens City Cemetery.

Surviving are five daughters, 10 grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters.

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Mary Alice (Mann) Stovall
Mar 15, 1868 - Oct 7, 1969

Mrs. Stovall Is Dead at 101

KERENS (Spl)—Mrs. Alice Stovall, 101 years old died Tuesday in the Evergreen Nursing Home in Corsicana where she had been for the past two years.

She was born in Boxelder in Red River County and had lived most of her life in the Kerens vicinity. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate.

Surviving are a son, Newt Stovall of Kerens, three grandsons and five great-grandchildren.

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Ina Mae (Johnson) Mills
Apr 18, 1898 - Aug 26, 1970

Rites Pending For Mrs. Mills

KERENS (Spl.)—Funeral services are pending at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Mrs. Tommy Mills, who died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital, Corsicana. The Rev. Ralph Stovall, pastor of First Baptist Church will officiate.

Mrs. Mills, 72, had lived in Kerens for most of her life. She is survived by her husband in Kerens; one daughter, Mrs. Sidney Westbrook of Kerens; three brothers, Bill Johnson of Overton, Clyde Johnson of New London, and Walter Johnson of Cedarville, Texas, two sisters, Mrs. Claude Calahan of Overton and Mrs. Waymon Griffin of New London; three granddaughters, Mr. Don Woolf of Houma, La.; Miss Nelda Westbrook of Kerens and Mrs. Bobby Owen of Kerens; one great-granddaughter, Neely Owen; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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James Thomas “Tommy” Mills
Jul 30, 1895 - Apr 1, 1972

Mills Rites Set Thursday

KERENS (Spl.)—Funeral services will be conducted Thursday 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kerens for Mrs. Tommy Mills, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, Corsicana.

The Rev. Ralph Stovall and the Rev. Don Kelly will officiate.

Survivors include her husband of Kerens; one daughter, Mrs. Sidney Westbrook of Kerens; three grandchildren; three brothers; and two sisters.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 27, 1970
  • h/o Ina Mae (Johnson) Mills s/o Christopher Columbus Mills and Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” (Burrow) Mills
  • Submitted by Diane Richards


J. T. Mills

KERENS—Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday for J. T. (Tommy) Mills, 76, retired trucking firm owner who died Saturday. Rites were held at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Gordon and Rev. Don Kelly officiating. Burial was in Kerens City Cemetery under direction of Paschal Funeral Home.

He is survived by one daughter, three granddaughters, one great-grandchild, a sister and three brothers.

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James Erik Pryor
Mar 28, 1995 - June 17, 2014

James Erik Pryor, 19, of Ennis, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Erik was born on March 28, 1995 in Ennis, Texas to James Robert Pryor and Kelly Johnston Pryor. He enjoyed spending his time playing the guitar, skateboarding, and playing basketball with his favorite cousin, Nik.
Erik touched so many lives in his short time here and was loved by everyone who knew him. He could walk into a room and make everyone smile. If you were sad around Erik, it didn’t last long — he would have you laughing in a heartbeat. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.

He was preceded in death by his ‘Nanny,’ Sandra Johnston, in 2011; and his great-grandmother and great-grandfather, Slim and Mildred Dorton.

Erik is survived by his mother and father, Kelly and Bobby Pryor, of Ennis; great-aunt and great-uncle, Vickie and Michael Ford of Ennis; brother, Adam Pryor and Bridget, of Ennis; maternal grandfather, ‘Papa’
Jack Johnston of Ennis; paternal grandparents, Clifford and Robbie Pryor of Kerens; maternal great-grandmother, Rita Johnston, of Corsicana; aunts, Tammie Johnston and Barney, of Ennis, and Terry Raney of Kemp; cousins, Hailey Moore and Nikilus Costlow, both of Ennis; his beloved pal, Ollie; and numerous friends and family.

Visitation with family will be from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, June 20, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Michael Howard officiating. Interment will follow the service in New Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Adam Pryor, Daniel Arteaga, Ed Hernandez, Jake Hernandez, Matt Martinez, and Dodz Hinojosa.

An account has been established to help with funeral expenses for Erik at The First State Bank of Rice.

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Debra Ann (DeMoss) Shofner
Aug 16, 1960 - Jun 21, 2014

Debra Shofner, 53 of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Garland. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, June 27, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at Hopewell Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Debra Shofner, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Baylor Medical center in Garland at the age of 53. She was born August 16, 1960 in Corsicana to Damon and Geneva DeMoss.
She is preceded in death by father Damon DeMoss, brother Randy DeMoss, uncle Jack DeMoss, aunt and uncle Bonnie and Wayne Douglas, uncle Buck DeMoss.  She is survived by husband Mackey Shofner of Corsicana, mother Geneva DeMoss of Corsicana, children, Yolanda Butler and husband Michael of Corsicana, Valerie Crutcher and husband Ricky of Corsicana, six grandchildren Jordin, Conner, Graysea, Tommy, Anthony, Madelynn and one expecting. Sister Donna Lee and husband Jerry of Kerens. Sister in law Shirley Johnson. Aunts and uncles, Lawrence and Doris DeMoss, Catherine DeMoss, Robert and Shelia Betterton.

Notes:

  • w/o Mackey Lee Shofner; d/o Damon Laton DeMoss & Geneva (Betterton) DeMoss
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Jackie (Weaver) Boswell
June 20, 1921 - June 7, 2014
 

Jackie Weaver Boswell, 92, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 7, 2014. She was born June 20, 1921 to George T. and Maude Weaver in Purdon. She will be greatly missed as she was one of the most giving people to others. She truly lived a wonderful and blessed life. She is resting in peace now with her Lord.

During World War II, she worked as a telegrapher in Jefferson and Henderson, Texas. After the war she married Luther Carroll Boswell on Dec. 5, 1945. She was a homemaker for many years then became the secretary for the Navarro County Justice of the Peace until her retirement from the county.

She has always taken an active role in helping others. She was a frequent visitor to many of the nursing homes, an active member of the Barry Baptist Church and WMU, and a member of the Eastern Star for 65 years.

She was her husband's biggest supporter; helping him in all his activities and helping on the farm. One of her greatest pleasures was working in her yard and garden ... not to mention shopping.

She was preceded in death by parents; her brothers, George T. and Carroll Weaver, her sisters, Lewelyn Watson and Mary Measles, and son-in-law John Phillips.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Carroll; daughter, Barbara Phillips; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Kim Boswell; grandchildren, Brian and Carrie Phillips, David and Hanna Phillips, Mylea and Bryan Mitchell and Lara and Johnny Pattison; ten great-grandchildren, Brody, Hallie, Braden, Kenzie, Blake and Lanna Phillips, Sadie and Kade Mitchell, Rylie and Landry Pattison and sister-in-law Gerry Weaver. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews that she loved very much.

Many thanks goes to Thelma Flores, the staff at Twilight Home and Family First for the care and compassion you so graciously gave. Our family is grateful and appreciative to you.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barry Baptist Church, Corsicana Lions Club or Scottish Rite Crippled Children.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Chris Vasquez
Oct 2, 1971 - June 15, 2014

Mr. Chris Vasquez, 42, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was born on Oct. 2, 1971 in Corsicana, Texas.

He was a loving husband, father, brother, and uncle. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was a very simple man.

He is survived by his wife, Brandy Vasquez of Corsicana; daughters, Courtney Vasquez of Lake City, Florida, Katlyn Brooke Vasquez of Lake City, Florida, Casey Vasquez of Corsicana, and Kaley Jo Vasquez of Corsicana; mother, Vicky Vasquez of Corsicana; sisters, Connie Aviles of Corsicana and Lucy Gonzalez and husband Leno of Corsicana; grandmother, Beatrice Vasquez of Terrell; grandfather, Whit Sonny King of Corsicana; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Joann Broughton of Pursley, and the two brothers he never had, Derek Robinson and Cody Callahan of Corsicana.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chet Brake officiating.
Interment will follow in the New Pursley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cody Callahan, Giovanni Diaz De Leon, Edgar Yvon, Derek Robinson, Joel Cantu, Noel Cantu, Daniel Rodriguez, and Thomas Mullins. Honorary Pallbearers are Christian Aviles, Dale Perkins, Chris Montgomery, Dakota Callahan, and Victor Silva.

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Dot (Kemp) Hodge
Sep 23, 1913 - Jun 18, 2014

Dot Kemp Hodge, 100, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was born Sept. 23, 1913 in Powell to John W. Kemp and Eddie Winnie Phillips Kemp. She was a member of Chatfield Methodist Church.  She was a bookkeeper for Carson Pharmacy and then Bowden Pharmacy together for 40-plus years. She loved church, her church family and the community center. She loved children and enjoyed raising the ones in the area. She supported those in the community in need. She also loved to cook and kept house well.

She is preceded in death by her husband George H. Hodge.

She is survived by nieces, nephews and numerous extended family members.

Memorials may be made to Chatfield Methodist Church, 4900 FM 1603, Chatfield, Texas 75105

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Old Chatfield Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Ron Sawyer
Dec 31, 1941 - June 13, 2014

Ron Sawyer, 72, of Dallas passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was born Dec. 31, 1941 in Corsicana, Texas to James Franklin Wilson and Janie Fay Scruggs.

He worked as a letter carrier for many years, and recently has owned and operated his business in Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Franklin Wilson and Janie Fay Scruggs, and his grandparents, Will and Pearl Scruggs.

He is survived by his wife, Merly Binua of Dallas; sister, Janice Peterson of Corsicana, and nieces, Candice, Laura, and Chrisi; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA.

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Leamon Leldon McCulloch
Mar 14, 1897 - Apr 12, 1966

L. L. McCulloch Dies Tuesday VA Hospital

DAWSON (Spl)—Leamon Leldon McCulloch, 69, retired farmer, native of Alabama, died in the VA Hospital in Marlin Tuesday.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Navarro Mills Baptist church with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Merrell Brooks and Rev. Mickey Loftis, pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Navarro Mills; two sons, Rex and Earl McCulloch, both of Navarro Mills; five brothers, Ruben, Irvin and Pervin McCulloch, all of Moulton, Ala.; Jim and Lucian McCulloch, both of Decatur, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. Exie Bean, Huntsville, Ala.; Mrs. Roy Burk, Decatur, Ala., and Mrs. Susie Bean, Georgia.

Pallbearers were John Oden, Will Barnes, Reuben Crawford, Dean Melton, Elvin Slater and Bill Ford.

Eubanks directed.

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Walter Edward Minze
May 13, 1882 - Mar 9, 1966

Walter E. Minze Dies Tuesday; Rites Thursday

Walter Edward Minze, former resident of Blooming Grove, died at his Corsicana residence, 1222 West Seventh avenue, Tuesday. He was 83.

Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Home chapel in Blooming Grove. Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God, will conduct. Rev. David Williams will assist. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Minze, of Corsicana; five sons, R. Q. Minze, Fort Worth; Leonard Minze, Emmett; Jack Minze, Corsicana; and Alton Minze, Mesquite; and O. G. Minze, Hubbard; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Abbott, Lewisville; Mrs. Gladys Scott, New Orleans, La; and Mrs. Billy Gantt, Houston; a brother, Joe Minze, Houston; 25 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

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William Richard Belt
Nov 11, 1888 - Feb 28, 1966

Tuesday Rites For W. R. Belt

Funeral services for W. R. Belt, 78, retired farmer, who died in Memorial hospital Monday, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ezra Burns, Baptist minister. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Native of Texas, he had resided here for 50 years. The family residence was 2625 West Fifteenth avenue.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two sons, Raymond Belt, Richland, and Melvis Belt, Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. M. E. Parker and Mrs. Rudolph Lake, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Curtis Peden, Denton, and Mrs. Aubrey Brenton, Dallas; a number of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, two brothers, J. E. Belt, Delight, Ark., and John Belt, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Hoffman, Press York, W. E. Stiles, Sam Nagy, Hop Burleson, Billy DeMoss, Lester Lambright.

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Timothy John "Tim" Blair
Oct 24, 1962 - June 6, 2014

Timothy John “Tim” Blair, 51, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, in Dawson, Texas.

Tim was born Oct. 24, 1962, in Freeport, Illinois. He grew up in Oreana, IL and graduated from Argenta/Oreana High School in 1980. Tim worked in many areas of home construction and eventually became accomplished in carpentry as well as fine woodworking. He married Pam Seals of Ben Wheeler, Texas, in Decatur, Illinois in 1990. He lived near Dawson, Texas for the past 18 years.

Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Tim leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Matthew (Ashley) Blair and Nathan Blair of Corsicana, his mother, Jill Donohue of Freeport, Illinois, his father, John Blair of Decatur, Illinois, brother, Thomas
(Carrie) Blair of Edwardsville, Illinois, sisters, Judy (Pedro) Gonzales of Henderson, Nevada, Julia (Kirk) Myers of Decatur, Illinois, Jennifer
(Kenneth) Mesnard of Greenville, Illinois; step-grandson Axeton Ferrer, nieces and nephews, Abigail (Jacob) Stuart, Clayton (Robyn) Blair, Heather and Connor Riley, Chase and Savannah Myers, Kendall and Quinn Mesnard, grandniece Macie Jane Blair, ex-wife and friend, Pamela Blair.
Also, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bobby Jefferson Berna
Sept 7, 1939 - June 24, 2014

Mr. Bobby Jefferson Berna, 74, of Frost, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his residence in Frost.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1939, in Raymondville, to Marian C. and Vivien Willis Berna.

He grew up in Waxahachie where he graduated from high school in 1957. He worked for Texas Power and Light as a lineman for several years before becoming manager of the Monsanto fertilizer and chemical dealership in Corsicana. While in Corsicana, he was an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he served as youth director for several years. In 1980, he moved to Frost where he became employed by Williams Gin and Grain. For the past 30 years, he served as manager with emphasis on chemical and fertilizer application. He loved fishing and spending time on the lake. He loved spending time with his family and riding his dog around in his truck. He loved life and was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He was a member of the Frost United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marian C. and Vivien Willis Berna.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Berna of Frost; daughter, Bobbette Butler and husband Elbert of Frost; stepsons, John Baird and Ryan Hogg of New York; stepdaughter, Angela Brisben and husband Ryan of Kerrville; granddaughter, Brett Schmidt and husband Randal of Frost; grandsons, Hayden Zerba and Baird Brisben of Kerrville.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Frost United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ann Hitt officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fuzzy Friends Animal Shelter of Waco or any animal shelter of your choice, the American Lung Association or to the Frost United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jerry Lynn Donaho
Oct 9, 1941 - June 20, 2014

Jerry Lynn Donaho, 72, born Oct. 9, 1941, passed away into perfect life with our Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, June 20, 2014.

Born to Eddie and Gladys Donaho, he learned the value of hard work and helping neighbors on their small farm south of Corsicana.

Raised in Retreat and schooled in Corsicana ISD, he enjoyed most the simple things in life like fishing, riding motorcycles, baseball, reading, and listening to country western music. He leaves a community richer than he found it, after coaching little league at Beebe Field, serving in many homes as a Southwestern Bell telephone lineman, and ushering at Wesley Methodist Church until his health declined. Many now know that he was well known for perfect attendance at both school and work, receiving a certificate for 15 years without a missed day for Ma Bell, or turning down a supervisor’s position to allow his kids to grow up in a small town. Having lost his own father at eight, he secretly devoted many hard-earned dollars to Boys’ Homes. His special affinities were PBS Mysteries, Lonesome Dove quotations, the Civil War, and country western lyrics. He enjoyed his Telephone Family, and those who were nicknamed by him were loved and cherished; he nicknamed every one and had a story to follow about how the individual was special. “Storeroom”
anecdotes will be cherished by his children’s children for many years to come. He found a way to give the little moments in life a memorable impact with humor.

Preceding Jerry in death were his parents, Eddie and Gladys Donaho; and siblings, Eddie Leon Donaho, Herman Neil Donaho and Meryl Ann Donaho Collins.

He leaves behind the love of his life, wife of 52 years, Marjorie Nell McMillan Donaho; his “favorite” daughter, Lisa Donaho West and son-in-law Joe M. West Jr.; his “favorite” son Kelly and daughter-in-law, Claudia Donaho. He adored his grandsons, Joe Connor West, Jack Thomas Donaho and Will Ethan Donaho; sister-in-law, Elanor Johnston Donaho, sister-in-law Polly and husband Gurley Howell; brothers-in-law, Lawrence McMillan and wife Doris, Leslie “Butch” McMillan and wife Clara Jo are all left to grieve his loss. He cherished his many Donaho-McMillan nieces and nephews and was so happy to catch up with them at Christmas and family reunions these last few years.

Due to his express wishes to “keep it simple,” Jerry will be cremated and memorialized at a later date.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

The family sends grateful thanks to Dr. James Boehrer, for 14 years of excellent post-transplant care, and the team of caregivers at UT Southwestern-St. Paul Hospital for 15+ years of coordination. Words cannot do justice for the organ donor’s family, who selflessly gave us these extra miracle years with our beloved Dad and Paw-Paw. More recently, the wonderful help of Cedar Creek Lake Hospice has been invaluable during time of struggle and pain as we learn to let him go.
Our hearts, and his, have been filled.

Special neighbors, Don Adams, Preston Bonner and George Winningham, have our deepest gratitude for the friendship and help they have given Jerry for many good years.

In lieu of flowers, one may donate to Corsicana Salvation Army, Navarro County Food Pantry, Corsicana Public Library, Southwestern Transplant Alliance or the charity of you choice. A memorial will be planned at a later date when more Telephone Family members can be reached.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Billy John Bryant
June 19, 1974 - June 14, 2014

Celebration of Life services for Billy John Bryant will be held Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Hallsville at 10 a.m. The services will be officiated by Von Schattel.
Billy John will be buried at Rosewood Park under the direction of Rader Funeral Home. A visitation will take place Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Rader Funeral Home Chapel between 6 and 8 p.m.

Billy John was born on June 19, 1974 in Shreveport, Louisiana and died Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Corsicana, Texas.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Kelly and Virginia Byrd of Bradley, Arkansas and Jack Bryant of Castor, Louisiana.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte Hardy Bryant, daughter Savannah Bryant and son Brendan Bryant, all of Corsicana; daughter Raney Bryant and son Landon Bryant of Hallsville; mother and father Dianna and Danny Bryant of Longview; brother Kyle Bryant and wife Jennifer of Hallsville.
He is also survived by in-laws Tommy and Crystal Hardy of Longview; sister in-law Rachel Pipkin and husband Joey of Hallsville, brother in-law Parker Hardy and wife Jordan of Longview; brother in-law Jason Hardy and wife Susan of Kemp. Survivors also include his grandmother Mary Bryant of Castor, Louisiana; uncles David Byrd and wife Lana of Bradley, Arkansas living in Chesterfield, Virginia and David Bryant and wife Ann of Helfin, Louisiana. He had several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Bryant, Jeff Benson, Joe Gable, Paul Curry, Todd Mayes, Donny Huffman, Parker Hardy and Kyle Oney.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Bush, Chad Kindle, Jason Pollard, Marc Smith, Dale Grider, Chris Raborn, Jessie James, Jr. and Jessie James, Sr.

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Virginia Elizabeth (Julian) Barstow-Garey
Oct 18, 1921 - June 22, 2014

Virginia Elizabeth (Julian) (Barstow) Garey, 92, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.

She was born Oct. 18, 1921, at home in Stanton County, Kansas, the daughter of George W. and Laura Lettie (McClure) Julian.

Virginia’s early years were spent on the family homestead 6 miles south of Big Bow, Kansas. She attended the Liberty country school. Her father passed away June 13, 1931. The family then moved to Johnson, Kansas, where she finished school. After graduating from Business College in Dodge City, Kansas, Virginia returned to Johnson to work at the local AAA office.

She married Wayne Barstow on Nov. 5, 1942, in Dodge City, Kansas.
Throughout the next four years the couple moved around while Wayne was in the Army. They lived in Fort Knox, Kentucky; Vine Grove, Kentucky; Clarksville, Tennessee; and Lompoc, California. During that time, Virginia worked as a civil service employee inspecting gas masks for the troops. She also worked for Beechcraft in Wichita, Kansas while Wayne was stationed overseas.

Following the end of World War II, Wayne and Virginia returned to Johnson where Wayne farmed with his father Charles Barstow and his brother Melvin Barstow. Virginia returned to work at the AAA office.
They had two sons, Neil and Greg. In 1954 the family moved to Colorado, where they owned ranches in Dillon and Eagle. The family relocated to a ranch in Isabel, South Dakota in 1961. In 1962, following Wayne’s death, Virginia and the boys returned to Johnson. She found employment as the administrative secretary for Johnson High School. Thoroughly enjoying her work, she remained there for approximately 13 years.

Virginia retired in November of 1975 when she married Charles Garey.
Charles and Virginia enjoyed traveling as well as spending time with friends and family, especially the grandchildren. They were active in the Bethel Church of the Nazarene, where Charles was a member.

Virginia enjoyed being active in the community. She was a member of Johnson United Methodist Church, UMW, Cosmos Club, and Hospital Auxiliary. She was one of the first residents to move into the new Memorial Living Center in Johnson. In 2010 she moved to Corsicana, where she resided until her death.

Virginia was preceded in death by husbands, Wayne R. Barstow and Charles E. Garey; brother, Milton Julian; half-brother, Stanley Julian; half-sisters, Margaret Julian, Wavie Bean, Janie Bush and Wilma Brinzo.

She is survived by Neil and wife Belinda Barstow of Corsicana, and Greg and wife Charlotte Barstow of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren Danna Swartz and husband Jim of Grapevine, Erica Hodge and husband Brent of Corsicana, Mandy Everitt and husband Rob of Fort Worth, and Justin Barstow and wife Angela of Tonganoxie, Kansas; great-grandchildren, Blaine Swartz, Dalton and Lila Hodge, Neil, Reese and Leo Everitt, and a host of extended family and friends.

The family extends special thanks to the caregivers at Twilight Home for the kind attention Virginia received while there, also the care she received by the staffs of Navarro Regional Hospital and Mercy Hospice.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at Garnand Funeral Home, Johnson, Kansas.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Johnson, Kansas with the Rev. Richard Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kansas.

Memorials may be given to the Johnson United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.

Arrangements by Garnand Funeral Home, Johnson, Kansas.

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Vicki Lynn (Jones) Selby
June 30, 1954 - June 21, 2014

Vicki Lynn (Jones) Selby, 59, will be missed by all that knew her. A long term resident of Corsicana, she lost her brief battle against cancer on June 21, 2014, in Plano, while surrounded by family and friends.

Born June 30, 1954 in Flint, Michigan, to Minnie Louise Blackford and Jonathan Norton Jones. Vicki grew up in Northeast Arkansas with her four sisters.

Vicki sought love in every aspect of life and was married twice. With William Kersey, she had one son. After marrying her second husband, Jack Selby, in 1988, she brought her son to Texas and made her home in the Dallas Metroplex. She later found an opportunity to make an impact in the community and brought her husband Jack to Corsicana. Believing education was important and that it was the only thing that could not be taken from a person, Vicki had a long career as a student, accomplishing two master’s and two bachelor’s degrees. Helping others was a way of life for Vicki. She helped families find support for those most dear to them by providing food, clothing, comfort, and opportunities for growth through her many roles in social work and health care. She discovered she was able to use her unique set of skills combined with her passion for others by administering health care facilities and directing the business that provided such services.

Vicki’s greatest passions were her family, including her son, Joshua Kersey, and her husband, Jack Selby. She opened her heart to her daughter-in-law, Kristina Kersey. She also loved her home. She adorned it and expanded it to make it the place she wanted. A capable gardener, she planted many flowers to bring life and vibrancy to her yard. A vibrant person herself, Vicki had made many friends she welcomed to her home. She also filled it with many cats that she loved and they kept her company after husband, Jack Selby, passed in 2011. She loved traveling, having recently visited Ireland and Spain. Vicki had a full life of joy and happiness that she was grateful to share with those around her.

Vicki is survived by her son, Joshua Kersey and his wife Kristina Wall Kersey of Dallas. Through Jack Selby, she had six stepchildren, Scott Selby, Laura Selby, Jacklyn Selby, Gary Norris, Wendell Norris, and Rhonda Norris. Vicki is also survived by her four sisters, Marjorie Lingenfelter and her husband Sonny; Barbara McGuire and her husband Aaron; Patti Golden and her husband Milburn; and Shirley Jones and her husband Greg. Vicki loved being considered the “favorite aunt” and leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Among them are Mitchell, Missty, Shaunna, Randy, Lisa, and Rachel. She leaves behind her close friends Leann Jackson, Laurie Marx, Sean Hughes, and Denise Ryno. She also survived by many cats she loved dearly. Vicki now joins her husband Jack and her niece Melissa.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Memorials may be made in Vicki’s honor to the American Cancer Society, the American Humane Society, and Operation Kindness.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Loucinda Charlie “Lou” (Ogles) Slate
Feb 5, 1865 - Aug 2, 1935

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. LOUCINDA SLATE HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral rites for Mrs. Loucinda C. Slate, aged 70 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, who died at her home, 1417 West Park avenue Friday morning at 10 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was made in Zion’s Rest cemetery. Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducted the services.

Surviving are three sons, Chester Slate, Harlingen; Chas. Slate, Corsicana; and J. F. Slate, Roane; and a daughter, Ludie Waller, Corsicana.

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Aaron A. Slate
Mar 9, 1860 - Jul 19, 1931

A. A. SLATE BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT ZION’S REST

Funeral services for A. A. Slate aged 71 years, 518 North Nineteenth street, native of Tennessee but resident of Corsicana and Navarro county for many years, who died suddenly Saturday at noon on West Second avenue with apoplexy, were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon, Funeral Home with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Fred, Chester and Charlie Slate, all of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. J. F. Waller, Black Hills, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Granville Rushing, A. S. Fulton, Buck Frazier, Arthur Lynn, Lloyd Kerr and Jack Megarity.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 20, 1931
  • h/o Loucinda Charlie “Lou” (Ogles) Slate married Jun. 1, 1880 s/o Levi Samuel Slate and Martha (Livingston) Slate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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A. A. SLATE DIES RESULT STROKE OF APOPLEXY TODAY

A. A. Slate, aged 61 years, 519 North Nineteenth street, was stricken with apoplexy about noon Saturday on West Second avenue, and was pronounced dead when he was rushed to the P. and S. hospital in the Corley-McMahon ambulance. Funeral services will be conducted sometime Sunday afternoon, but the hour had not been decided at press hour.

Mr. Slate was a long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. J. F. Waller, Black Hills; and three sons, Fred, Chester and Charlie Slate all of Corsicana.

The funeral services will be directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Georgia Pearl (Stamper) McEntire-Thompson
Jan 13, 1883 - Nov 05, 1965

Hold Services Mrs. Thompson

Final rites for Mrs. Pearl Thompson, 82, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Midland Friday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Josserland, and a son, R. B. McEntire, both of Fort Worth; three grandsons, R. E. Josserand, Jr., Midland; W. D. Josserand, Fort Worth, and Robert B. McEntire, Fort Worth; seven great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Ormand Coots and Mrs. Eunice Austin, both of Mexia.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Flora Bell (Jones) Williams-Spurlock
Jan 15, 1898 - Apr 10, 1965

Athens Nurse Dies Saturday Services Here

Mrs. Flora Spurlock, 67, nurse, formerly of Corsicana, died in Athens Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley chapel with burial in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. T. Davis, Fundamentalist Baptist minister.

Mrs. Spurlock was a native of Grosebeck.

Surviving are her husband, Mack Spurlock, Athens, four sons, Walter Dewey Williams, Athens; Bill Hines, Dallas; John Byrd Spurlock, Houston, and Sammy Spurlock, Ontario, Ore.; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce M. Dailey, Lake Charles, La.; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five brothers, O. E. Jones, Marlin; Max Jones, Bonham; Joe Jones, Tyler; Bill Nicholson and Bart Nicholson both of Dallas; six sisters, Mrs. Mary Skinner, Midland; Mrs. Dora Smoke, Mrs. Betty Scroggins, and Mrs. Katie Gage, all of Dallas; Mrs. Ruby Reynolds and Mrs. Estelle Chaffin, both of Mexia, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Coy Clay, Robert Owens, Otto Baker, Brown Spurlock, J. R. McClain and H. B. Martin.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 12, 1965
  • 1st husband Bill Williams 2nd William McKinley “Mack” Spurlock; d/o James Eugene “Jim” Jones & Janie (Burson) Jones
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William McKinley “Mack” Spurlock
Nov 18, 1895 - Jul 29, 1966

Mack Spurlock Rites Sunday

Mack Spurlock, 69, retired Houston Cotton Mills employe, was found dead in Houston Friday.

Spurlock was formerly employed at the Corsicana Cotton Mills and at the old Day and Night Garage. He was a native of Falls county.

Spurlock’s wife died 15 months ago.

Surviving are three sons, Sammie and John Spurlock, both of Houston, and Bill Hines, Dallas; a stepson, Walter Williams, Tyler; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Polly Dailey, Lake Charles, La.; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, John Byrd Spurlock, Waco; S. B. Spurlock, Corsicana, and Jess Spurlock, Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie B. Dawson, Denver City; Mrs. Tera Thompson, Athens; Mrs. Effie Rutherford, Corsicana, and Mrs. Georgia Preston, Madisonville, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Campbell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jake Davis.

Pallbearers will be Preston Allred, Floyd Allred, Robert Owen, B. V. Jackson, Leslie Patterson and Bill Morris.

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Pete Lewis
Jun 16, 1916 - Sep 17, 1956

Pete Lewis, 40, Is Found Pinned Beneath Tractor

Pete Lewis, 40, Dawson Route 1, was killed Monday afternoon on the J. C. West farm when his tractor overturned, pinning him beneath the machine. His lifeless body was discovered after 5 p.m., it was learned here.

The tractor’s engine was dead when Lewis was discovered. The mishap occurred on level ground, it was stated.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, James Ronald, Bobby Frank, Raymond Lee, Albert Raylon, Eddie Lynn, three daughters, Shirley Elaine, Betty Lou and Patricia Lucille Lewis, all of Route 2, Dawson; mother, Mrs. Edna Lewis, Frost; four brothers, Chester Lewis, Frost; Windle and Larry Lewis, both of Corsicana and Bill Earl Lewis, USAF, England; six sisters, Mrs. Marcine Janes, Chicago; Mrs. Maxine Moore, Dallas; Mrs. Imogene Stotts, Granite City, Ill., Mrs. Clodine Henthorne, Corbet; Mrs. Louise Lee, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Ella Mae Tanner, Dawson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Shady Grove Baptist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. C. Harrison, Baptist minister. Burial will be in the Pursley cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Dyer, W. E. Dyer, Louis Tanner, W. M. Craig, John Mahoney, A. A. Murry, Leslie Warren and I. A. Davis.

Griffin will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Sep 18, 1956
  • h/o Velma Lucille (Dunn) Lewis s/o Stewart Edgar “Ed” Lewis & Edna Earl (Lambeth) Lewis buried at Frost cemetery, Frost, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Willie Francis Tidwell
Jul 16, 1900 - Feb 2, 1950

Willie F. Tidwell Dies Thursday At Family Residence

Willie F. Tidwell, 49, died Thursday afternoon at the family home in Pursley.

Funeral services are planned Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Florence Tidwell, Pursley; two brothers, L. R. and T. L. Tidwell both of Pursley; three sisters, Mrs. Gordee Allison, Quemado, N. M.; Mrs. W. W. Pryor, Pursley, and Mrs. J. B. Cobb, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Virgil Tidwell, Morris Lynn Vaughn, A. E. Matthews, Floyd Hayes, Lee Hardin and Thurman Cobb.

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Louisa Rebecca “Lou” (Gardner) Reamy
Jan 29, 1883 - Jul 16, 1954

Mrs. Lou Reamy Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Reamy, 73, of Pursley, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday, were held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Dick Peeples, pastor of the Pursley Baptist church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Reamy was born near Purdon and had resided at Pursley many years.

Surviving are a son, Ogle Reamy, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Watts, Corsicana; Mrs. Tom Hardin, Pursley, and Mrs. V. P. Feese, Houston; four brothers, Martin Gardner, Deming, N. M.; Albert Gardner, Littlefield; Alma Gardner, Woodson, and Robert Farmer, Levelland; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Woods, Breckenridge, and Mrs. Tincy Stone, Terrell; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. W. Hardin, Floyd Armstrong, Eugene Dyer, Bob Clemons, Aubrey Fowler, Tom Hardin, T. H. Johnson and I. A. Davis.

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Freeland Hart
abt 1901 - Jan 3, 1934

SECOND VICTIM OF HIGHWAY ACCIDENT DIED HERE MONDAY

Freeland Hart, age 33, of the Rural shade community, died at 6 o’clock Monday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, following the breaking of both his legs and other injuries received in an automobile accident on Highway 31 east of Corsicana last Wednesday night. John Radney, age 51, also of Rural Shade was instantly killed in the accident.

The two men were repairing a tire on the side of the pavement and were struck by a passing car.

The funeral will be conducted in the Long Prairie community with interment in the cemetery there Tuesday afternoon, but at press hour Monday the time had not been set. The deceased is survived by his wife, one daughter, and other relatives.

P. N. Stockton, funeral director, Kerens, will have charge of the arrangements.

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Joyce Wynona (Grinage/Alford) Burleson
Apr 9, 1931 - Jun 14, 2014

Joyce Wynona Burleson was born in Idabel, Oklahoma on April 9, 1931 to Arthur Alford and Hazel Grinage. Joyce passed away at her home in Kaufman, Texas on June 14, 2014. Joyce was raised in Corsicana, Texas and moved to Dallas in 1954. When she moved to Dallas she began working for Baylor Hospital and then later moved to the Casa Linda area in Dallas and started working for Teledyne Geotech where she worked for twenty years. Later Joyce worked for Weyerhaeuser Industries for five years before retiring. She moved to Kaufman in 2005 where she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. On August 19, 1949 Joyce married Jack C. Burleson in Kerens, Texas and Jack preceded her in death on November 19, 1999. Joyce is survived by her son: Jack “Bud” Burleson and his wife Susan of Kaufman, granddaughter: Jamie Leann Wooley and her husband Paxton of Garland, grandson: Blake Burleson of Dallas, great-grandchildren: Madison Wooley of Garland and Charli Fraraccio and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. Kerens City Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Kerens Cemetery
  • w/o Jack C. Burleson d/o Alford & Hazel Grinage per obit (son’s birth certificate says Joyce Wynona Alford

F. Guy Hamilton
Jan 11, 1874 - Apr 30, 1944

GUY HAMILTON IS
BURIED MONDAY IN
OAKWOOD CEMETERY

PIONEER CORSICANAN
PASSED AWAY EARLY SUNDAY
IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Funeral services for Guy Hamilton, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who
died early Sunday morning at the Navarro Clinic following an extended illness, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana all his life, he was well known here. He took an active part in business and civic affairs of the city. He was engaged in the mercantile business here for many years.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mra Rex Bounds, Corsicana; Mrs. J.H. Mabry, San Antonio; a son, Allen Hamilton, Houston; a brother Lee Hamilton, Oklahoma; five sisters, Miss Jessie Hamilton, Corsicana; Mrs. Charles B. Megarity, Beaumont; Mrs. Eva Penny, El Paso; Mrs K.C. Childers, Albuquerque, N.M.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Hughes, Robert Bates, Pid Story, Tom Orr. Joe Dunton. Sidney Brietz, and N. Suttle Roberts.

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