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Rodney Wayne Dlabaj
May 3, 1971 - Mar 15, 2015

Rodney W. Dlabaj passed away in Rice on Sunday, March 15, 2015. He was born on May 3, 1971. Rodney was very loved and special to everyone. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with nephew Damon and in his Uncle Monte's shop. He was always there if you needed help. He was a member of Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Ennis.

He is survived by his parents, Doug and Sharon Haden; sisters, Jami Cheek and Jennifer LaScala and her husband Frankie; brother, Eddie Haden and his wife Jennifer; grandparents, Bobbie Cheek, Tommie Haden, Eugenia Dlabaj; four nephews and four nieces; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, March 18,
2015 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Ennis, Texas.

A service will be held at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home at 10 A.M. on Thursday, March 19, 2015 with Pastor Ray Raney, pastor of Jesus Name Pentecostal Church, officiating; interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be DJ Cheek, Chad Cheek, Cody Cheek, Joshua Cheek, Kevin Cheek, and Buster Cheek. Honorary pallbearers will be Gaylon Raney and Sergio Gonzalez.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Rodney's Care Team from Family First Health: Cindy, Brandi, and Barbara.

To view an obituary or sign the guest book, please visit www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas. 972-878-2211.

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  • s/o Johnny Wayne Dlabaj & Sharon Nell (Cheek) Dlabaj-Haden
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Fred Owens McKinley
Sep 5, 1936 - Oct 31, 2014

Fred Owens McKinley, of Corsicana, Texas passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014. He was 78 years old.

Mr. McKinley was born on September 5, 1936 in Wortham, Texas to Ben and Evelyn McKinley. He was in the United States Marine Corp and worked as Director of Public Works in Teague for more than 18 years.

Mr. McKinley was preceded in death by his parents and his son Ricky McKinley. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Darlene McKinley, his sons Larry Thompsen and Donnie McKinley, his daughter Tammie Mantz, six grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

The McKinley family would like to extend an invitation to celebrate the life of Fred McKinley at Dresden Methodist Church in Dresden, Texas on Saturday, November 8th between 2-4 p.m.

At this time the family asks for no visitors at the McKinley home now or following the celebration. The family says thank you and love to all.

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Donnie James McKinley
Mar 16, 1967 - Mar 20, 2015

Obituary for Donnie McKinley
Donnie McKinley, resident of Corsicana, passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 48. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

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Maud (Searcy) Scott
Feb 13, 1897 - Jan 2, 1991

Maud Searcy Scott, 94, of Frost, died Jan. 2, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Frost Methodist Church with John Decker and Todd Nivens officiating. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery under direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one daughter, Laura Ann Crawford of Frost; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Crawford, Danny Crawford, Mark Crawford, Thomas R. Hargrove, Gary Redden and Joe Parum.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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LaKeita D'Shaye Evans
abt 1986 - Feb 14, 2015

LaKeita D'Shaye Evans, 28, of Corsicana, passed Feb. 14, 2015. Wake services are 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at the Calvary Tabernacle of Praise Ministries. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at the First Independent Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Williams officiating. Interment will follow at the Younger Cemetery in Purdon. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Exie Mae (Barton) Richards
Dec 15, 1920 - Feb 16, 2015

Exie Mae Richards, 94, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born Dec. 15, 1920 in Belton, Texas to Hollis Lee and Carrie Bell Bradley Barton.

Exie Mae loved God, her family, Country and Gospel music and dancing.
She was loved by so many people that she worked with and customers that she served as a waitress and cashier, and she never met a stranger. She was employed by The Cotton Mills in Houston and Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carrie and Hollis Barton; her brother Willie and his twin sister Lillie; grandson, James Price; great-great-grandson, Kenny Troy and a son-in-law, Jerry Price.

She is surived by her daughter, Lillie Faye Price of Dawson; grandchildren, Kay and Jim Wilkinson of Bolivar, Rhonda and Lloyd Sandlin of Spring, Robert Price of Corsicana, Thomas and Pam Price of Corsicana, and Chris Price of Dawson; 10 great-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.
18, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

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Betty Jane McNeely
Jun 3, 1931 - Mar 3, 2015
 

In Memory of
Betty Jane McNeely
April 3, 1931 - March 3, 2015

Services for Betty Jane McNeely, 83, of Frost, Texas will be Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial will follow in Moore Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for visitation Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Betty was born June 3, 1931 in Roganville, Texas to Harvey Turner McNeely and Beatrice Jolly McNeely. She attended school in a one room school house in Silsbee, Texas, graduating at the age of 15. She went back to school in her later years to obtain her Master's Degree in Theology. Betty was employed as the Executive Secretary at First United Pentecostal Church of Arlington from 1962 to 1980. She was the #1 sales person for Tupperware in DFW for 1978 ''' 1979. She was an accomplished writer of church plays and publications and spent many weekends devoted to the women's jail ministry in Fort Worth. Mrs. McNeely had most recently been attending the Pentecostal Church of Hillsboro where she was an active volunteer and avid supporter and fund raiser.

Betty was preceded in death by one daughter, Teena Carter, August 6, 2005.

Survivors include her husband David Lee Brown of Frost, daughter Donna Bleyl of Palm Desert, CA, son Carlton Chism of Frost, daughter Sheila Smith of Frost, five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

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Betty Jane McNeely, 83, of Frost, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the funeral home, with burial to follow in Moore Memorial Gardens.

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Mary Ethel Griffith
Oct 6, 1943 - Mar 12, 2015

Mary Griffith, 71 of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 6, 1943 in Corsicana to J.C. and Ethel Griffith.

She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey Glen Scarborough of Mexia and Wesley Scarborough of Corsicana; granddaughters Brandi Nicole Scarborough and Cristal Bishop; and three sisters, Patsy Thornsberry of Athens, Betty Rogers of Corsicana and Linda Mixon of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 12 to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015 at New Chatfield Cemetery with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Julia Ann (Hart) "Judy" Buckalew
Feb 11, 1825 - Jan 22, 1905


Mrs. Buckalew. (Blooming Grove, Texas Rustler)

Mrs. Julia A. Buckalew, aged 70 years, died at the home of Hon. Thos. H. Jack Sunday night about 2 oclock. The deceased was here from near LaFayette, Ala., on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. T. H. Jack, and sons, R. J. Buckalew, of this place, and Dr. Buckalew, of Corsicana.
The deceased has visited Blooming Grove before and had many warm friends who mourn her loss. She was an aged lady, but the fire of intellect that was a noticeable mark of her personality in her younger days remained with her to the end, to light up the declining years of a well-spent life. Characteristic of the old, she found great pleasure in retrospection. A peep down the long lane of by-gone years afforded her pleasure. In memory she lived her life over, finding consolation and happiness in recalling to mind the happy incidents of the past.
She leaves eight children three girls and five boys, and it was her happy fortune to see them all grown and all married except Sebe. Of the eight children, four live in Texas and four in Alabama.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday morning, there being a large concourse of friends and relatives present. Immediately after the funeral services, which were sweet and solemn, the hearse was followed to Rose Hill Cemetery where the remains were laid to rest. It was a dark, cloudy morning and it looked as though, through respect for the dead, the sun veiled his face and all nature assumed a mourning aspect, so becoming to the occasion.
To the bereaved relatives a great host of friends of the family join the Rustler in extending heart-felt sympathy.

Notes:

  • "The LaFayette (Ala.) Sun" - Feb 8, 1905, copied from the Blooming Grove Rustler
  • Submitted by Pete Rost

Jennie Marie (Mills) Presley
Sep 1868 - May 2, 1909

Funeral of Mrs. L. Z. Presley.

The funeral of the late Mrs. L. Z. Presley occurred yesterday afternoon from the family home north of town, the remains being interred in Oakwood cemetery. Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Rev. O. L. Hailey, and a large procession followed the remains to the grave.

Mr. J. S. Elliott, manager of the big and popular house of Burton & Peel, where Miss Viola Presley, a daughter of the deceased, has clerked for several years, had that well known business house closed at 5 o’clock in order that all clerks could attend the funeral. The pall bearers were Lexie Levy, James Clark, Frank Buckner, Lewis Weaver, Bruce McCammon, Julian Carter and Otto Witte.

There were many pretty floral offerings.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 13, 1909
  • (died in childbirth) w/o Labazan Z. Presley; d/o William Terrell Mills, Sr. & Elizabeth Ann “Lizzie” (Mabin) Mills
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Died Last Night.

Mrs. Jennie M. Presley, wife of L. L. Presley, died at the family home north of town last night at 9:30 after a lingering illness, and the remains were interred at Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 5 o’clock. Deceased is survived by her husband and nine children who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their great sorrow. The deceased was a most excellent Christian woman and bore her long illness and great suffering with true Christian fortitude.

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Labazan Z. Presley
Mar 10, 1861 - Oct 29, 1930

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT BE BURIED HERE ON FRIDAY

L. Z. Presley, aged 68, years, resident of Corsicana a number of years ago, died at Kerrville Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock and the body will arrive in Corsicana at 6:15 o’clock Friday morning. The funeral services will be conducted at the grave in Oakwood cemetery at 10:30 o’clock Friday morning.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Marshall Craig, pastor of the Gaston Avenue Baptist church of Dallas, of which Mr. Presley was a member, and Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Surviving are five sons, Noel T. Presley, Kelton Presley and Robert D. Presley, all of Austin; Edwin C. Presley and Tom S. Presley, both of Kerrville; three daughters, Mrs. T. W. Gibbs, Mrs. Victor Reimschnider, and Mrs. O. F. Witte, all of Dallas; a large number of grandchildren, and one brother, Joe Presley, Childress.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES ON FRIDAY MORNING FOR L. Z. PRESLEY

Funeral services for L. Z. Presley, aged 68 years, former resident of Corsicana and Dallas, who died in Kerrville, Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock, were held at the grave in Oakwood cemetery Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Surviving are five sons, Noel T. Presley, Kelton Presley and Robert D. Presley, all of Austin; Edwin C. Presley and Tom S. Presley, both of Kerrville; three daughters, Mrs. T. W. Gibbs, Mrs. Victor Reimschnider, and Mrs. O. F. Witte, all of Dallas; a large number of grandchildren, and one brother, Joe Presley, Childress.

The body arrived in Corsicana Friday morning at 6:15 o’clock.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were L. F. Flynn, Hope Powell, Clyde Gray, J. H. Harwell, Harry Pollock and O. E. Wilson.

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Jessie (Bowles) Pollack
Dec 18, 1889 - Oct 3, 1909

Died Last Night.

Mrs. Harry Pollock died at the family home on East Eleventh avenue last night after several weeks’ illness aged 26 years.

The deceased is survived by her husband and parents, the latter being here at her funeral from their home in Bell county. Interment took place in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Mr. Pollock is employed at the Collin Street Bakery and out of respect to him the bakery suspended business during the hour of the funeral.

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Lavina (Melton) Duren
Nov 27, 1822 - Jul 29, 1909

Will Be Buried Tomorrow.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Laviney Duren will take place tomorrow at 5 p.m. from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sallie Van Nort, corner West Forth avenue and North Twelfth street, interment at Oakwood cemetery.

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DIED IN ARCHER CITY.

Mother of Mr. John W. Duren Will Be Buried Here.

Mr. J. W. Duren today received a message saying that his mother, Mrs. Lavincy Duren, died at the home of her son, Mr. Will Duren, in Archer City this morning. The remains will reach here over the H. and T. C. tomorrow night at 11 o’clock and will be buried in Oakwood cemetery. The hour of the funeral has not yet been announced.

Mrs. Duren is well known in Corsicana, having been a resident here, and she has many friends who will deeply regret her death.

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John “Pat” O’Harra
Died Jun. 23, 1909

Pat O’Harra Buried.

The remains of Pat O’Harra, who died at Waco Wednesday night, were interred this morning in Oakwood cemetery, the funeral occurring from Sutherland’s undertaking parlors.

Rev. R. T. Phillips conducted the services and a good procession followed the remains to their last resting place.

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Died in Waco.

John O’Harrow familiarly known as “Pat” and who has worked for J. W. Mitten almost continuously for thirty years, died in Waco last night where the deceased had been for a week past. Mr. Mitten had the remains embalmed and they will be brought here tonight and the funeral will take place at 8:30 o’clock tomorrow morning from Sutherland’s Undertaking parlors, interment at Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Mitten says of the deceased that during his long business career he has had many men in his employ, but that the deceased was the most faithful man he ever had.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. T. Phillips.

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Florence Christine (Petty) Young
May 3, 1939 - Mar 5, 2015

Mrs. Florence Petty Young, 75, of Mildred passed away Thursday, March 5,
2015 at Country Meadow’s Nursing and Rehab Center in Corsicana. She was born in Mildred, Texas on May 3, 1939 to Eark Several and Obie Nita Mosley Petty.

She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She had a great love for her Lord, her family and her church family at Unity Baptist Church where she and her husband where active members. She loved to sing anytime she was given the opportunity. She was employed with Wal-Mart in the electronics department, and retired from there after many years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William Eugene Young on May 29, 2014; a son, Larry Eugene Young; a great-granddaughter, Whitney Douthit; brothers, David, Robert, Billy and Roy Wayne Petty; and sisters, Lorene Wishon and Laura Dill.

She is survived by her son, William Lynn Young of Dawson; daughters, Cynthia Trull and husband James of Mildred, Hazel Bullard and husband Joe of Mildred, and Sharon Chapman and husband Jason of Waxahachie; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Margie Harris and husband L.B. of Yantis, Joyce Wiese and husband Willie of Corsicana, and Ruth McCall and husband Albert of Red Oak, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow in the Providence Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Trull, Anthony Potts, Jacob Brooks, Preston Chapman, Elijah Gazaway, and Jeff Shumate. Honorary Pallbearers will be Treston Rash, Devin Rash, Hagen Trull, and Breylon Vanibuls.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Unity Baptist Church, 101 S.
30th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Tevis Curtis "TC" Hurst
Aug 11, 1942 - Mar 10, 2015

Tevis Curtis “TC” Hurst passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, following a lengthy illness. He was 72.
TC was born Aug. 11, 1942 in Fort Worth, and was raised in Hurst, Texas which was named after his family. He attended L.D. Bell High School and Arlington State College.
He met Ann Childers in 1963 on a blind date. They married in January 1964, and lived in Fort Worth where they had their children. The family later moved to Houston, and settled in Corsicana in 1976.
TC worked for a chemical company before accepting a position at the Corsicana Daily Sun in March 1983. He became active in the community, serving as a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, an Optimist Club president and member, on the boards of both the House of Refuge and the Main Street Program, and volunteering at the Corsicana State Home and for the Crisis Hotline. He was a longtime member of Northside Baptist Church.
TC was often referred to as a “true Southern gentleman.” He loved his family dearly, and treasured his time with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenith and Earline Hurst.
TC is survived by his wife, Ann Hurst of Corsicana; daughter Lauri Rash and husband Larry of Etoile, Texas; and son, Timothy Hurst and wife Cathy, and their sons Tanner and Micah Hurst of Willis, Texas. TC was also preceded in death by his beloved grandson, Kody Maner, Lauri’s son.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Northside Baptist Church, with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Connor, James Stapleton, Eddie Denbow, Ed Formby, Jim Henry, Don Harvey, Dutch Marrs and Harry Hudson. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Souder, Kent Rogers, Jim Thompson and Kent Wehring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 12, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Carolyn Ann (Childers) Hurst; s/o Kenith Houston Hurst & Ora Earline (Richards) Hurst

Don Allen Pate
Feb 16, 1932 - Jan 29, 2015

Don Pate, 82, passed away Jan. 29, 2015 at Kerens Care Center. He was born Feb. 16, 1932 in Kaufman County.

Don was a veteran and served in Korea in the early 1950’s. He and wife Carolyn owned and operated a business in Kerens for 51 years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Darrell; parents and a brother.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Carolyn Ann; daughter Darla G. Crawford and husband Stacy of Kerens; grandsons Chance Ryan Massey and wife Staci of Jacksonville, Florida, Matthew Allen Massey and Cody Mason Crawford of Kerens; granddaughters Carol Marie Pate and Ashley La Rue Pate of Austin; Krystle Kaye Massey and Taylor Ann Massey of Kerens; ans six great-grandchildren.

Don was cremated and his remains will be buried at Prairie Point Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015.

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Yvette (Partain) Eagle
Sept 7, 1949 - Mar 12, 2015
 
Yvette Eagle, 65, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at her home in Frost. She was born Sept. 7, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas to Harold and La Blanche (Moore) Partain.
Yvette attended Baylor University and graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor’s Degree in teaching. She has been a math teacher for 42 years and has also been the cheerleader and dance sponsor for many years in Frost. Yvette loved to garden and work in her flower beds at home. She was a devoted Christian and was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Italy for over 25 years. Christmas was her most favorite holiday where she loved to decorate the whole house in her Christmas décor.
Yvette loved her family and her eyes would light up around her grandchildren that she loved so much.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold L. Partain.

Left to cherish her memories is her loving husband, James C. Eagle of Frost; two daughters, Heather Brown and her husband Cory of Albany, Texas and Shauna Steinmetz and husband Michael of Frost; son, J.C. Eagle and wife Samantha of Abilene; seven grandchildren; mother, La Blanche Partain; brother, Leldon L. Partain and wife Susan; brother-in-law, Gary Eagle and his wife Karen and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Central Baptist Church in Italy.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the Central Baptist Church in Italy.

Interment will be 9 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Yvette Eagle Memorial Scholarship Fund at Community National Bank in Frost.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main St., Waxahachie, Texas.

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Bertie Mae (Bates) McCrory
June 11, 1923 - Mar 11, 2015

Bertie Mae McCrory, 91, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Rockwall. She was born June 11, 1923 in Corsicana to Cornelious and Mollie Bates. She loved Christian and Southern Gospel music. She enjoyed birds and butterflies and liked anything purple or lavender.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Hollis Durwood McCrory, one sister, and four brothers.

She is survived by children Hollis Dwayne McCrory and wife Martha, Frances Darlene Kelley and husband Bill, Linda Doris Mitchell and husband Kevin; six grandchildren, Russell Dwayne McCrory and wife Jackie Lynn, Jeffery Scott McCrory and wife Lori, Melissa Green, Aleisha Martinez and husband Marty, Corey Michael Hammers and wife Keri, Melinda Stucky and husband Derek; eight great-grandchildren, Tiffney, Jessica, Shelby, Cheyanne, Dylan, Amelia, Noah, Graceyn Bell, Jacob and Logan; and two great-great-grandchildren, Ridgely and Salvatore (Sal). She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including Don, Rickey, Wanda, Denise and Debbie.

Visitation will be 1to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rufus Nutt officiating.
Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Oscar McCrory, Mike McCrory, Don Bates, Rickey Bates, Tim Perryman and Ricky Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be Odis Perryman, Jackie McCrory and Charles McCrory.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Anita (Montgomery) Cook-Rader
Mar 26, 1928 - Mar 9, 2015

Anita Montgomery Cook Rader, formerly of St. Elmo, went to be with the Lord on Monday evening, March 9, 2015 at College Station Medical Center at the age of 86. She was born March 26, 1928 in Elgin, Texas to Guadalupe Saenz Montgomery and Paulina Perez Montgomery. Anita was a speech therapist for Marshall ISD and Corsicana ISD for many years. She loved reading in her spare time.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Guadalupe and Paulina Perez Montgomery, husband W.D. “Bill” Cook, and brother Ruben Montgomery.

She leaves behind her loving family, husband, Anthony “Tony’ Rader of Madisonville, daughter Lorraine Coleman and husband Tommy of Madisonville, Kathi Perez of Corsicana; step-sons, Mike Rader and wife Sharonne of Forney, Richard Rader and wife Cammie of Euless; grandchildren, Dana Pillans and husband Justin Larkin, David Coleman and wife Nicole, Jerrod Pillans and wife Tara, Terrell Coleman and wife Marcia, Toma Renea Lee and husband Curtis, Rachael Nobles and husband Will, Austin Rader, Scott Taylor and William Taylor; great-grandchildren Rance Pillans, River Pillans, Luke Coleman, Micah Coleman, Adam Coleman and wife Becca, Ayden Larkin, Gale Lee and Grace Lee; and great-great-grandson John Wyatt Coleman. She is also survived by brother Lynn Montgomery and wife Jena of Arizona, and sister Sara Rouner and husband Dave of Hilltop Lakes. She was loved by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, host of other family and friends that she leaves behind.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 at Birdston Cemetery with Bro. Elton McCann officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 15, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o W. D. "Bill" Cook and Anthony "Tony" Rader; d/o Guadalupe Montgonery & Paulina (Perez) Montgomery

Donna Kay (Boofer) Huffman
May 28, 1964 - Mar 9, 2015
 
Donna Kay Huffman, 50 of Corsicana, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 in Dallas. She was born May 28, 1964 in Greenville, Texas to Claude and Sharon Boofer. She worked many years as a bookkeeper for Leggett and Platt in Ennis and also Claystone Manor and Medical Arts Clinic.

She enjoyed growing plants and flowers. She also enjoyed the hot summer sun, but her heart and soul was her only grandson Baby Austin along with great niece and nephew, Tatum and Bryson. She spent most of her time caring for and giving to others. She has made a lasting mark on the hearts of all who knew her.

Donna is preceded in death by her mother, Sharon Boofer, father, Claude Boofer and son, Benny Ray Huffman.

She is survived by her husband Johnny Ray Huffman, step-son Jonathan Alan Huffman and wife Alda; grandson Austin Ray Huffman; sister Claudia Huffman and fiancé James W. Hardin; brother Claude Jr. Boofer; niece Holly Huffman and Eines Diaz; nephew McKenzie Lee Alan Huffman and wife Autumn; nephew Raven Elijah Huffman; nieces Lea and Amanda Campbell, Lian Dool; nephew Sammy Darnell; and great niece and nephew Tatum Renea Rojas and Bryson Diaz.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Brian Upchurch officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ronnie Lee Garrett
July 19, 1951 - Mar 10, 2015
 
Ronnie Lee Garrett, 63, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at his home.

He was born July 19, 1951 in Corsicana, and was the son of Dave and Susie Garrett, the seventh of eight children.

Ronnie developed a strong work ethic beginning at age 12 when he threw papers at the Corsicana Daily Sun. The work ethic served him well over the next 40 years as a maintenance mechanic at Chattanooga Glass, and most recently at St. Gobain in Waxahachie.

He found a hobby of “flipping” houses before anyone put a show about it on television. He enjoyed buying houses, remodeling them then selling them. He also enjoyed hanging out at the Shell station, drinking coffee and visiting with all the regulars.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; brother Darwood Garrett, sister Eunice Miller, brother-in-law Buz Brown, and brother-in-law Weldon C. Miller.

He is survived by wife Cathy Garrett of Corsicana; daughter Danielle Garrett and husband Charles Lucas; son Devin Garrett and wife Staci; Fernando Ramirez; stepchildren Crystal Demoss and Quintin York; grandchildren Casey Wiese, Tara Wiese, Cheyenne Lucas, Haley Garrett, Brody Garrett, Raylea Wrverka, Stoney “Porkchop” Demoss, and Eli York.
He is also survived by his siblings, Curtis Garrett and wife Nancy, Sarah Galaway and husband Jimmie, David Garrett and wife Marilyn, Bobby Garrett and wife Patricia, and Sharon Brown; and his special friends Richard and Deborah Clower and Marvin Young.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Roane Baptist Church with Rev. Darwood Galaway officiating. A family dinner will be held following the service.

The family wishes to thank Providence Hospice for the excellent care they gave Ronnie.

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William Autrey Huggins
Sep 25, 1946 - Mar 14, 2015

William Huggins, 68 of Kerens, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Mr. Huggins is preceded in death by his parents, Autrey Denver Huggins and Margaret Walden Huggins.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Huggins of Kerens; son and daughter-in-law, Monte and Kandy Huggins of Tomball; three grandchildren, Hannah Huggins, Hunter Huggins and Heaton Huggins all of Tomball.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. James Inmon officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Huggins, Johnny Huggins,Hunter Huggins, Jim Hodge, Jeff Hodge, Thomas Hill, Jayson Engel and Clint Horn.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Adam Wayne Bonner
Mar 2, 1985 - Mar 12, 2015

Adam Wayne Bonner, 30, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
 

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Adam Wayne Bonner passed away on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 30 years old.

Adam was born in Corsicana, Texas on March 2nd, 1985 to Wayne and Amy Bonner. He graduated from Corsicana High School and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He then went on to receive a Bachelors in Sociocultural Anthropology from The University of North Texas. He recently received a certificate to teach English as a second language and was planning to teach in South America this year. He was a twice published poet.

Adam was a free spirit in every sense of the word. He was a fun-loving person who could strike up a conversation with anyone, and walk away with a new friend. He was a compassionate person who was accepting of all people. We considered him the family brainiac as he was always able to think outside the box. He relished a lengthy intellectual conversation on any topic.

Adam had eclectic tastes and held a variety of interests including: graphic design, photography, listening to NPR, watching Star Trek, playing cards, studying classic literature, writing poetry, admiring beautiful sunsets, collecting vinyls, listening to all genres of music, playing the drums, and very seldom would you find him without an over-sized mug of coffee in his hand.

Adam was preceded in death by his grandmother Valda Dean Lonon Bonner and niece May Clara Bonner.

He will forever be loved and remembered by his parents Wayne and Amy Bonner of Corsicana; brother, Andrew and wife Casey of Eureka; sister, Allison Rogers, husband Ryan of Corbet and favorite nephew Will; grandparents, Tommy and Judy Baumgartner of Corsicana, Leroy Bonner of Corsicana; beloved companion Hannah Rogers of Corsicana, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorial service will be 10 am Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Tim Easley and Bro. Don Sawyer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church 4094 FM 709 South, Corsicana, Texas 75110, where he was raised, made a profession of faith and was baptized.

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Cordelia (Dunbar) Anderson
abt 1913 - Jan 10, 1991

Cordelia Anderson, 79, of Streetman, died Jan. 10, 1991, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Memorial C.O.G.I.C. with the Rev. Charles Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Silent Grove cemetery in Cheneyboro under direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

She was a member of Thomas Chapel A.M.E. Church in Winkler, and a member of the Heroines of Jericho.

Survivors include her husband, Aubrey Anderson of streetman; three daughters, Geneva McDaniel, Lois Fantroy and Juanita Weaver, all of Dallas; three sons, Aubrey Anderson Jr., and Charles Anderson, both of Dallas, and George Anderson of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wilmer Dunbar of Fort Worth; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roy Anderson, Larry Anderson, Reginald McDaniel, Vincent McDaniel, Mark McDaniel and Roderick Weaver.

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Gladys Coy
d. Nov 13, 2009
 
Gladys Coy, 88, passed Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Williams Funeral Chapel. Interment: Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Survivors: Daughters, Loretta Johnson and Oletha Richardson (Derrick); six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

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Elzie Delano Bennett
Oct 24, 1942 - Jan 30, 2014
 
The angelic hosts came for Elzie Bennett Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in The Wesbury Place in Houston, among loving family and devoted friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. in the Moore's Angelic Funeral Chapel, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, with the viewing from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The family has requested a closed casket service with Rev. Clifford Estell McIlveen officiating. Interment will be in the Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro, Navarro County.
Bennett was born Oct. 24, 1942 and grew up in Streetman, the son of Terry F. Bennett and Pearlie Jacobs Bennett. He was baptized in the Tehuacana Grove Baptist Church of Streetman and was also a member of the St. John Baptist Church in Dallas. Bennett graduated from Dogan High School, Fairfield, with the class of 1962, attended El Centro College of Dallas and was a microfilm supervisor with K.P.M.G. Peat Marwick, CPA before his retirement. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on June 20, 1972.
Bennett was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Tommy Swanson and Edison Bennett; and a sister, Margie Bennett Mills.
He leaves to cherish his memory two brothers, Terry Orville Bennett and wife, Marjorine of Dallas, and Aubrey Bennett and wife, Joyce of Houston; two sisters, Hattie Johnson of Houston and Ruby McIlveen and husband, Clifford of Sugar Land; his god-son, Patrick Sebastian Hudnell of Houston; a sister-in-law, Loratha Bennett of Houston; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Moore's Angelic Funeral Home is serving the Bennett family. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.

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Louise (Walker) McCammon
Apr 20, 1920 - Mar 26, 2015

Louise McCammon, 94, born April 20, 1920 in Corsicana, died in the early morning of Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital from complications of old age.
She was preceded in death by her husband James W. McCammon, who died in 1988, brother, Clarence Walker and sister Marie Towns.
Daughter of George Beverley Walker and wife Bettie, Louise McCammon is survived by her brother George B. Walker, Jr., sister-in-law Janet Patchen Walker and niece Leila Marie Rasmussen and her husband Fred.
Mrs. McCammon worked as a licensed vocational nurse at Navarro Hospital. She later managed the gift department at Dyer's department store.
A member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Mrs. McCammon also served as a Board member and volunteer at the Navarro County Food Pantry. In addition, Louise McCammon was a past Noble Grand of the International Association of Rebekah Assembly, Lodge 128, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. She enjoyed the work and fellowship and she was very involved in national meetings representing the lodge. Rebekah Assembly is an international service organization in which male and female members pledge, among other things, to “do good unto all.”
Louise enjoyed entertaining and had a zest for life. Her family wants to thank Mary Keith and Yolanda Tarbutton for providing such loving support and comfort to Mrs. McCammon in her last years.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Robert Young officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Navarro County Food Pantry at 122 W. First Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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John Joseph Ryzman
Aug 6, 1941 - Mar 26, 2015

John Joseph Ryzman, former Chief of Police died peacefully surrounded by family at T. Boone Pickens Cancer Center on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Dallas. John was 73.

Mr. Ryzman was born in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 6, 1941 to his parents, Dorothy and Joseph Ryzman. John proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Montrose and the USS Estes, earning his GED along the way. Following the Navy, John earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Wayland Baptist University and a Master’s degree from Amber University.
It is worth noting that John earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees while working full-time and raising a family. John was never afraid of hard work and passed along a strong work ethic to his children.

John loved the criminal justice field and served as a detective in the Farmington, New Mexico Police Department, and as a sheriff’s deputy in Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in Colorado. In the early 70’s, he moved to Pampa, Texas, where he began as a patrolman and worked his way up through the ranks to Chief of Police. During his time in Pampa, John met and married Pamela Parker. They have been inseparable and the closest of friends ever since. In 1987 he became the Chief of Police in Corsicana, Texas, where he served until his retirement from law enforcement in 1993. In 1994, John began a second career with the City of Dallas in the Office of the City Auditor as a CFE and CIA and then for the City Controller’s Office Minority Business Opportunity as a CFE and CFSA. John ultimately became the Section Manager of the Quartermaster and Fleet Management department of the City of Dallas Police Department before retiring in 2010.

In the midst of being a cancer survivor these last 13 years, John loved being a grandfather, working in his woodworking shop making gifts for those he loved, reading an endless number of books, and traveling with Pam to see family and see the world. Those who knew John observed that he “never complained” serving as a positive influence on those around him as he pressed through his battle with cancer. This was consistent with how John lived his life.

Mr. Ryzman is survived by his wife, Pam Ryzman; sons, Joe Ryzman and David Ryzman; three daughters, Lara Luedtke, Valerie Mezel, and Belinda Wolff; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, Beverly Brown, Sue Felmlee and Judy Uschak; and uncle, Austin Morton.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas (Highway 75 and Exit 38A – Ridgeview Dr.). Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation Saturday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate John’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of John Ryzman to the Prostate Cancer Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

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Dorsey Randall Cotten
Feb 25, 1954 - Mar 22, 2015

Dorsey Randall Cotten, 61 of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, March 22,
2015 in Corsicana. He was born Feb. 25, 1954 to Dorsey and Gertrude Cotten in Tchibo, Louisiana.

Randy retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Company after 35 dedicated years of service. He was a big man with a big heart and would give a person anything they asked for, with no exceptions. He is remembered in his youth by the nickname “Skinny.” Randy’s smile, laughter, and hugs will be missed by all that had the pleasure to know him.

He is survived by his sister Paula Cotten Martin Coppock and brother Timothy Andrew Cotten. Randy is also survived by his beloved nieces Sherri Montfort and Gina McDonald and his very special grand-nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Dorsey Andrew Cotten and Minnie Gertrude Benton Cotten, also sisters Rhonda Kaye Cotten and Brenda Joyce Cotten Cumbie.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Emma Jean Betts
abt 1934 - Mar 22, 2015

Emma Jean Betts, 80, of Kerens, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services are 2 p.m.
on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the New Bethel Baptist Church located at 700 Elm Flat Road, Goodlow with Pastors Nathan Carter and Earnest Betts, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Edna May Archer
Feb 24, 1908 - July 2, 1909

Buried yesterday.

The sixteen-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Archer of Corbet died Thursday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery yesterday afternoon at 6 o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. Archer have many friends here who sympathize with them in their sorrow.

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William Milton “Will” Archer
Jun 1, 1879 - Mar 1, 1961

Hold Services For W. M. Archer

Funeral services for William Milton Archer, 81, who died in the Navarro Clinic early Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the North Waco Baptist church, formerly pastor of the Memorial Baptist church here.

A native of Tupelo, Miss., he came to Texas when 15 years of age and had resided in Corsicana more than 50 years.

Archer was a retired watchman and was a school building custodian.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willie Archer, Corsicana; a son, Bates Archer, Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Pat McKibben, Vanderbilt, and Mrs. John Gean, France; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Calvin Holloway, Miller Holloway, Joe Archer, James Archer, Jerry McKibben and David Megarity.

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Genieve (Greer) Cheney
Jul. 22, 1886 - Jun. 23, 1909

A SAD DEATH

Mrs. Genevieve Cheney, wife of Mr. Byron Cheney, died this morning at 1:30 o’clock and will be buried tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock from the First Baptist Church. Dr. B. H. Carroll, Sr., of Waco, assisted by Rev. O. L. Hailey, will perform the last sad rites.

The death of Mrs. Cheney is indeed sad. A little less than two years ago she was married in Waco, and Dr. Carroll, who will officiate at her funeral tomorrow, pronounced the words that bound her young and happy life to that of Mr. Byron Cheney, the man who had won her hand and heart. The young couple came here to make their home and their life up to the present sad hour has been of a roseate hue. Death is always sad, but when it comes to one so young and full of hope and happy anticipations it seems doubly sad. During her residence in Corsicana, Mrs. Cheney made hosts of friends. She was attractive, modest, bright and drew friends to her because of her accomplishments and many rare womanly virtues. Nature was generous with her and among other gifts was that of a voice of rare melody and she was always liberal in bestowing it when and where she might contribute to the pleasure of others and particularly in the service of the church. In this way, too, she made friends and the melody of her voice has no doubt frequently induced sinners to turn from the world—certain it is that it added many friends to her list.

Mrs. Cheney was the daughter of Prof. James Greer of Waco, who died some time ago, leaving a wife and family of children. Her mother has been with her since Sunday and was at her bedside when death came.

The bereaved young husband, who is also9 most popular in Corsicana, where he was reared, and infant babe for whose life there is hope, have the profoundest sympathy of a large circle of friends.

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Largely Attended Funeral.

One of the most largely attended and impressive funeral’s seen in Corsicana for a long time was that of the late Mrs. Byron Cheney, which took place from the First Baptist church this morning at 10 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. O. L. Hailey and Rev. B. H. Carroll, D. D., of Waco. The church was filled to overflowing with sympathizing friends of the deceased and of the family who are wrapped in such deep sorrow. The services were deeply impressive and the floral offerings were beautiful.

The following were active pallbearers: Will Golson, Carl Ray, John D. Fortson, Allyn Gordon, Charles Van Hook, John Hughes, D. O. Ballew and W. E. King. Honorary pallbearers were: J. S. Millerman, G. H. Carroll, M. F. Mack, Chas. DeLafosse, Jodie Wilson, S. A. Pace and F. N. Drane.

The procession to Oakwood was a long one and at the conclusion of the services the grave was hidden with beautiful floral offerings.

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Louise “Lou” (Durham) Cheney
Mar 24, 1861 - Oct 19, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. CHENEY

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Cheney, aged 80 years, who died Sunday night following an extended illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery, The rites were conducted by Rev. Jeff D. Ray, former pastor of the local church and long-time friend of the family. Mrs. Cheney was the widow of the late F. M. Cheney, pioneer Navarro countian.

Mrs. Mrs. Cheney was born at Rea, several miles southeast of Corsicana near Mildred, and had resided in Corsicana for the past 54 years. She had been a member of the Baptist church since early in life.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. R. Cocke and Mrs. W. M. Davidson, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ben Sweatman, Meridian, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Will Taylor, A. G. Smith, John C. Calhoun, Wade Smith, C. C. Roberts, J. S. Millerman, C. A. Middleton and W. F. Seale.

Sutherland-McCanmmon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Elmer Hugh Jarrett, Jr.
Dec 10, 1925 - Jan 8, 1991

Hugh Jarrett, 65, of Corsicana, died Jan. 8, 1991, at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Solon Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Modral Cemetery.

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H. E. Hume
d. Jun 1909

Will Be Buried Here.

The remains of H. E. Hume who was a resident of Corsicana some ten years ago, will be brought here this afternoon on the Central, and will be taken to Oakwood for interment. Death occurred in New Orleans in January and the remains were temporarily interred there and are being brought here for permanent interment beside a child that rests in Oakwood. The remains will be accompanied by the wife of the deceased.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 29, 1909
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Not in cemetery survey but I assume he could be in the same plot as May Wilbur Hume (Sept 5, 1900 - Sep 25, 1900), Section M. Row 3

Jacob Lee Karnes
Jul 1847 - Dec 27, 1909

Jacob Karnes.

Mr. Jacob Karnes died at his residence in the Thorp Addition last night at a few minutes after 12 o’clock, and will be buried from the residence tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. Interment in Oakwood cemetery. He leaves a wife and seven children.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, December 28, 1909
  • h/o Martha Elizabeth Alice “Betty” (Foster) Karnes married Sep. 10, 1876; s/o Thomas W. Karnes & Margaret A. W. (Hall) Karnes
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Maggie (DeArmon) White
Nov 14, 1884 - Dec 25, 1909

Mrs. Bell White.

Mrs. White, wife of Mr. Bell White, died at 10:30 o’clock Saturday night at the family residence, 912 South Fifteenth street, and was buried yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in Oakwood cemetery.

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Martha Elizabeth Alice “Betty” (Foster) Karnes
Sep 2, 1859 - Feb 28, 1938

MRS. BETTIE KARNES PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN , IS DEAD

Mrs. Bettie Karnes, aged 78 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died in Dallas Monday morning at 12:10 o’clock after a lingering illness. The funeral services will be from the Church of Christ at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Karnes was a native of Montgomery county, Tennessee, but came to Texas 55 years ago. After residing in Ennis and Rice for several years, the family moved to Corsicana in 1889.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Beulah Beaird, Brownwood; Mrs. G. C. Rogers, Corsicana; Mrs. Nellie Evans, Dallas; Mrs. Laura King, Hempstead, and Mrs. Winnie Wilson, Tyler; one son, Foster Karnes, Dallas; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Hauty Wigley, Corsicana; four brothers, W. J. W. Foster, Corsicana; Sam H. Foster, Tyler; Sid Foster, Athens, and Judge A. E. Foster, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The rites will be conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ, of which Mrs. Karnes was a member.

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Bell White, Sr.
Nov 11, 1872 - Apr 27, 1952


Many Visitors At Bell White Rites

Among the out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral of the late Bell White Monday afternoon were Mrs. Jennie Hughes and Martin Hughes of Hobbs, N.M.; Mrs. And Mrs. Tom Houston of San Angelo; Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Blakeley and Mr. and Mrs. Clark B. Blakeley of Irving; Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Lyncocum of Stevenville; Mrs. J. R. Mickle of Longview; Bruett White of Houston; Louis and Hub White and Walter McDaniel of Richland.

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Bell White Jr.
Aug 12, 1903 - Dec 6, 1976

Services will be at 2 p.m Wednesday at Westminister Presbyterian Church for Bell White Jr., 73, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home. He was a native of Corsicana, member of Westminister Presbyterian Church, and an employe of the Oil City Iron Works. Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. C. B. Williams of Houston; four grandchildren, and his mother, Mrs. Bell White Sr. of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Stewart, R. L. Thigpen, J. W. Garrett, Tommy Snell, Wilson Spear, Albert Galloway, Stewart Beebe, Herbert Johnson, and Bill Lively.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, December 7, 1976
  • h/o Hazel Frances (Wood) White married Feb. 19, 1923; s/o Bell White Sr. & Maggie (DeArmon) White (step-mother Harmoine (Blakeley) White
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

J. W. Perry
May 5, 1931 - March 19, 2015
 

Biography

On March 19, 2015, JW Perry's spirit passed from his earthly body to his heavenly home with Jesus, his daughter, Janet and other believers. His beloved wife, Ruth and daughter, Paula were by his side. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather, and he was a very compassionate, caring, encouraging person to all. He was 83 years old. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 22 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.
Burial will be on Monday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be on Monday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church.

JW Perry was born on May 5, 1931 in Navarro County, Texas. He was born to Elsie Loretta Butler and Revis Wyatt Perry. He grew up there picking cotton and working on the farm. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in
1948 where he played football and participated in debating. He was in the Navy from 1950-1952 during the Korean War. He then moved to Dallas, Texas where he attended Business School and worked at Atlantic Refining Company.
He met his wife, Ruth Ann Fowler there, and they married October 6, 1956.
They moved to Temple, Texas in 1962 to purchase Miller Printing. American Printing Company was purchased in 1966 and expanded to include office products and furniture. In 1988, the printing division (American Printing) of his business was sold and the remainder continued as Perry Office Products. JW served on the State Board of Directors of the Printing Industries of Texas, and was a past president of the Waco/Temple Chapter of the organization. He was a member and past officer of National Office Products Association. Perry Office Products was sold in 1994.

JW served the city of Temple as mayor for 3 terms from 1992-1998. Prior to being mayor, he served Temple as the District 3 City Councilman. He also previously served on the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Civil Service Commission. He was elected three times to the Temple Chamber Board of Directors. JW was an active member and Past President of the Temple Lion's Club who had recently honored him with the Melvin Jones Award and a lifetime membership. He had 50 plus years of service with the Club, perfect attendance and served in every capacity. JW was an active member of First United Methodist Church where he served on various committees, but his favorite role was greeting people each Sunday. JW is survived by his wife of
58 plus years, Ruth Perry of Temple, his daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Rick Thompson of Coppell, and his grandchildren, Megan and Michael Thompson of Coppell as well.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Janet Perry, his brothers Otho, Earl and Otis Perry and his sisters Bertha Mae Miller and Macey Sykes. He is survived by his brother, Charles Perry and his wife Karen of Irving, Texas. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Geraldine Perry of Richardson, Margaret Richters of Earlteon, Florida, Mary Fowler of Copperas Cove and Rita Hull of Tyler. He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, the Passing the Torch Fund, at PO Box 773, Temple, Texas, 76503 or to the charity of one's choice.

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  • Scanio-Harper Funeral Home Temple, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Perry Office Plus -Facebook page
JW Perry, former owner of Perry Office Plus, passed away Thursday. Mr. Perry led our company for over 30 years and laid the groundwork for our success.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ruth and his family.

Submitted by Diane Richards

Funeral arrangements are scheduled for former Temple mayor JW Perry.

A service will be held Monday, March 23 at First United Methodist Church in Temple beginning at 11:00 a.m. Perry passed away Thursday at age 83, and a visitation was held Sunday.

Perry is survived by his wife, Ruth Perry, as well as his daughter, Paula Thompson, son-in-law, Rick Thompson, and grandchildren, Michael and Megan Thompson.

Perry served as mayor for three terms from 1992 to 1998. He was born in Navarro County and served in the Navy from from 1950 to 1952. After moving to temple in 1962, he opened Perry Office Products, which he owned and operated until 1994.

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Eva Roberta (Armstrong) Green
Nov 7, 1878 - Jun 7, 1909

Will Be Buried Here.

Mrs. Charles L. Green, formerly of this city, and daughter of Rev. and Mrs. R. C. Armstrong, died in Amarillo yesterday afternoon and the remains will be brought here tomorrow morning and will be interred in Oakwood cemetery.

Deceased died following an operation for locked bowels, Dr. I. N. Suttle of this city was summoned to her bedside Sunday by telegram, but the patient had been operated on before his arrival and death came a few moments after Dr. Suttle in Fort Worth, reached the patient.

The remains will arrive here tomorrow morning on the 10:50 south bound Central and the funeral will occur from the home of A. J. Wareing on West Seventh avenue at 5 p.m.

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Was Buried This Afternoon

The remains of the late Mrs. Chas. L. Green arrived today from Amarillo, accompanied by the parents of the deceased, Rev. R. C. Armstrong and wife; the husband, C. L. Green, Judge George W. Armstrong and Mrs. Mittie McCammon, James Green and wife and Judge Flannery. The funeral took place this afternoon from the home of A. J. Wareing, Rev. E. P. Williams officiating and James Garitty, C. H. Allyn, C. H. Mills, C. R. Sherrill, P. C. Townsend and R. B. Caldwell acting as pall bearers.

A large procession followed the remains to Oakwood and many beautiful floral offerings were placed about the bier.

The community at large deeply sympathizes with the sorrowing relatives, and especially with her venerable parents, devoted husband and two little children in their great loss.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 9, 1909
  • w/o Charles Lesle Green married Apr. 10, 1901; d/o Rev. Ramsey Clark Armstrong & Matilda Mosley (Smyth) Armstrong
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charles Story Pugh
May 29, 1870 - Jun. 30, 1909

Charles L. Pugh Dead.

Charles L. Pugh, who was operated on yesterday for appendicitis, died this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. The funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mr. Pugh leaves a wife and two children. He was for some time a clerk in S. M. Ransom’s family grocery store, but more recently and up to the time of his death was in the employ of the Corsicana Ice company. He was an industrious, honest man who had many friends and his death will be deeply deplored. Deceased was a brother of Alderman Pugh, manager of the Alliance store, and his wife is the daughter of Capt. W. J. Peacock, who now resides in Dallas.

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Was Buried Today.

The funeral of the late Charles Pugh took place from the family home this afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. R. T. Phillips officiating. A large procession of friends followed the remains of this good man to their final resting place, and the community at large sympathizes with the bereaved family in their great sorrow.

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In Memory of Charley Pugh.

The death call of nature, calmly awaited by all of us, summoned from us our beloved friend and brother, Charley Story Pugh, Wednesday afternoon, June 30, 1909. He left behind a broken-hearted wife, two children, an aged mother, one sister and five brothers, a host of relatives and friends to mourn, we can not say his loss, but his absence. He had been for many years a member of the Presbyterian church in which he lived a consecrated, Christian life until God in his infinite wisdom saw fit to take him from this world to his eternal home beyond the skies. He was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery by sorrowing friends and relatives. The funeral services were conducted by Bro Phillips in a very appropriate manner. There is a new-made grave which will never be forgotten, Charley was a devoted husband, a kind and affectionate father, a true friend, a good neighbor and a noble citizen, ever willing and ready to help those in need, always ready to the good or upbuilding of his community. May the Lord bless his loved ones and may He bring comfort to their broken hearts. May they walk in his footsteps as he followed in the footprints of Jesus. His pure spirit hath flown, through his form rests beneath the cold sod. Able, you and your little children look to Jesus in this sad time, for help. He is the great healer of all troubles.

Servant of God, well done,
Rest from thy loved employ,
The battle’s fought, the victory’s won.
Enter thy Master’s joy.

N. E. M.

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Martha E. “Mattie” (Wardlaw) Burdine
Apr 1948 - Jun 30, 1909

Died.

Mrs. J. C. Burdine died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. L. Williams, at Petty’s Chapel today and will be buried here tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from the First Methodist church.

Besides the daughter at whose home she died and where she, had been sick for several days, three sons survive her. They are S. W. and Stanley Burdine of Corsicana and E. C. Burdine of Frost. Mrs. Burdine’s husband died here a few months ago. She was a patient, devoted wife and mother and a member of the Methodist church and has many friends who will sincerely regret her death and deeply sympathize with her children and other relatives in their great sorrow.

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Was Buried Today.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Mattie Burdine took place from the First Methodist Church this morning at 10 o’clock and was largely attended, Rev. James Campbell officiating. A noble Christian woman has gone to her reward.

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Mary Edwina “Eddie” (Johnson) Helm
Nov 1, 1853 - Apr 15, 1935

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED AT HOME MONDAY MORNING

FUNERAL SERVICES BE HELD TUESDAY MORNING FOR MRS. GEORGE HELM

Mrs. George A. Helm, aged 81 years, died at her home, 204 South Sixteenth street, Monday morning at 9 o’clock. Funeral services will be held from the home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Helm had been a resident of Corsicana for 44 years.

Surviving are a son, Sam J. Helm, former newspaperman and well know Mason, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Augusta Helm, secretary of the local United Charities organization for many years; a brother, Clarence T. Johnson, Weatherford, and other relatives.

Mrs. Helm was the widow of the late George A. Helm, well known Southern Pacific Lines engineer.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Eddie Augusta Helm
Jul 11, 1882 - Dec 6, 1962

Miss A. Helm Dies Thursday, Services Friday

Miss Augusta Helm, 80, retired executive secretary of the Family Service organization in Corsicana, died at Twilight Home Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a long-time member.

Miss Helm was the first paid worker with the United Charities which later became Family Service. Her service with the United Charities began in 1914 and ended with her retirement in September, 1960—a span of 46 years service dealing with the underprivileged, needy, and ill.

The United Charities office was located for years in a small frame building on West Collin street about where the Salvation Army Citadel is located, then it was later located over the Western Union Office, in the Mays building and then at the courthouse.

The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Alfred Helm, Kentucky natives, Miss Helm was born in Weatherford, TEx., July 11, 1882, and moved to Corsicana with her parents where she graduated from Corsicana High School and Mary Nash College at Sherman.

The family home was located in Helm place between West Seventh and West Sixth avenues a block west of the First Christian church. She resided there until a fire destroyed the home several years ago. She was a sister of the late Sam J. Helm, well-known Masonic leader.

No close relatives survive.

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Friday Rites For Miss Helm

Funeral services for Miss Augusta Helm, 80, who died Thursday morning at Twilight Home, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Helm served as executive secretary of the United Charities which later became Family Service organization of 46 years prior to her retirement September 1960. She began as the first paid worker in 1914.

She was a member of the Kinsloe House and an active member of the First Baptist Church

The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Alfred Helm, Kentucky natives, Miss Helm was born in Weatherford, Tex., July 11, 1882, and moved to Corsicana as a child where she graduated from Corsicana High School and then graduated from the Mary Nash College at Sherman.

The family home was located in Helm Place, between West Sixth and West Seventh avenues, a block west of the First Christian church, where she resided until a fire destroyed the home several years ago. She was a sister of the late Sam J. Helm, well-known Masonic leader.

No close relatives survive.

Pallbearers will be Robert Cason, T. L. Carlisle, M. A. Tekell, W. A. Lang, W. P. Murchison and J. W. McCammon.

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William T. Ferguson, Capt
Jan 16, 1846 - Nov 3, 1909

CAPT. W. T. FERGUSON DEAD.

Found Dead In His Buggy at 1 o’clock This Afternoon.

News reached town this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock that Capt. W. T. Ferguson had been found dead in his buggy on the public road by W. H. King.

Capt. Ferguson ate his dinner at 12 o’clock, thanked Mrs. Ferguson for having prepared him such a fine dinner and got in his buggy to go to the Beaton farm, of which he was in charge. When found by Mr. King, Capt. Ferguson was leaning back in his buggy and the horse was near the gate that entered the Beaton farm from the public road, and upon examination he was found dead. His hat was found in the road about a quarter of a mile from home, and it is supposed that death overtook him at that point.

Deceased had been suffering with heart failure for several years, and several months ago fell in a swoon while at work on his farm and was thought to be dead for some minutes.

Deceased was 63 years of age and one of Navarro county’s best and foremost citizens, always taking a keen interest in everything that tended towards the upbuilding of the county, especially in agricultural matters.

Interment will take place in Oakwood cemetery tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Wednesday, Nov 5, 1909
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nancy Rebecca (McFadden) Ferguson married Dec. 4, 1867 s/o James Henry Ferguson and Susannah Atkins (Dunlap) Ferguson

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Funeral Today.

The remains of the late Capt. W. T. Ferguson were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, a large procession following the body to its last resting place.

The pall bearers were selected from the ranks of the Confederate veterans and were Capt. A. F. Wood, W. N. Kenner, J. A. Scales, S. A. Blackmon and Wirt Robinson.

A good man has gone to his reward and his virtues will live long in the memory of his former associates.

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Nancy Rebecca (McFadden) Ferguson
Dec 2, 1844 - Jan 13, 1924

Mrs. W. T. Ferguson Died Last Night

Mrs. Nancy R. Ferguson, widow of the late Capt. W. T. Ferguson, died at her home, 1624 West Third avenue, last night after a lingering illness, in her eightieth year, surrounded by her six grown children.

The deceased came with her husband to Navarro county thirty years ago from Chester, South Carolina, and had resided near and in Corsicana for all those years. She was an educated, polished and highly refined lady of the old Southern type, and was esteemed and loved by all who knew her for her womanly graces and lofty ideas of mind and heart.

She is survived by six grown children, Mrs. M. F. Alford of Corsicana, Arthur Ferguson of Cheneyboro, Herbert Ferguson of Wichita Falls, Clarence Ferguson and Ernest C. Ferguson of Smackover, Ark., and Joe Ferguson of Navarro. There are also eleven grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, her pastor, Rev. R. Girard Lowe of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

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FUNERAL TODAY FOR MRS. FERGUSON WAS LARGELY ATTENDED

Despite a heavy downpour of rain the funeral of Mrs. W. T. Ferguson was largely attended this morning at 10 o’clock from the family home on West Third Avenue.

Rev. R. Girard Lowe, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, said the last sad rites, and paid a well deserved tribute to one, who for many years had been esteemed as one of Corsicana’s most polished and queenly women.

Judge J. M. Blanding, J. C. Hughes, C. G. Davidson, Sam Blair, H. O. Blanding and Dr. L. C. Polk, officers of the church acted as pallbearers, and there was a profusion of beautiful floral offerings.

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Farquhard Rice Smith
Sep 23, 1838 - Sep 14, 1909

Buried This Morning.

The remains of the late F. Rice Smith were laid to rest this morning in Oakwood cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. E. E. Bigger of Waxahachie.

A good procession of friends followed the remains to their last resting place and the following gentlemen acted as pall bearers, A. F. Wood, J. M. McCammon, H. G. Damon, J. M. Blackmon, E. L. Bell and Wine Kenner.

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Aged Citizen Dead.

F. Rice Smith, aged 69 years, 11 months and 21 days, died at his home, 567 East Eleventh avenue, last night, following a stroke of paralysis Friday night last, and the funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, from the residence, interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for many years and was highly respected by all who knew him.

The deceased is survived by his wife and seven grown children, R. M. Smith, Tracy Smith, Wade Smith, Mrs. Ben Guynes, Mrs. W. R. McMullan, Mrs. Alister Wills of Mississippi and Miss Nollie Smith.

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INFANT SON Eckleman
Died Jun. 30, 1909

Died Last Night.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Echalman died at their home on East Third avenue last night and the remains will be buried in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 5:30 o’clock.

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Powers Wofford
Infant Son Woffard
Sep. 27, 1908 - Jul. 3, 1909

Will Be Buried Here.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wofford of Eureka Springs, Ark., but formerly of Wortham, died in Eureka Springs today at noon and the remains will be brought here for interment. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Derden on South Fourteenth street Monday morning, July 5.

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J. W. Lee, Rev.
d. Apr 1909

Was Buried This Afternoon.

The remains of the late Rev. J. W. Lee arrived this morning from Colorado and the funeral took place this afternoon from the residence of L. H. Lee, brother of the deceased. A large number of friends of the family accompanied the remains to their last resting place in Oakwood cemetery.

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Willie May/Mack (Harding) Chapman-Hough
Oct 27, 1870 - Jun 22, 1909

Mrs. Hough Buried.

The funeral of the late Mrs. R. K. Hough took place this morning from the First Methodist church, interment being in Oakwood cemetery. The deceased was formerly Mrs. Willie Chapman and at one time resided in Corsicana. She was married to Mr. Hough a little more than a year ago in Ennis, and is survived by her husband and three sons, Randolph, Baine and Marvin Chapman, all of whom were here today. Other relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Chapman of Tishomingo, Okla., and B. M. Harding of Fort Worth.

The Deceased was thirty-nine years old and her death is mourned by a large circle of friends.

Notes:

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Died in Houston.

Mrs. Hough, wife of Conductor R. K. Hough of the Houston & Texas Central railroad, died in Houston last night and the remains will be brought here this evening and the funeral will take place from the First Methodist church tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock interment taking place in Oakwood cemetery.

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Jennie Wollett
d. Jun 1909

Mrs. Wollett Buried.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Jennie Wollett took place this morning from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ab Douglas, interment being in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. J. C. Black officiated and Capt. C. H. Allyn, Harry Johnson, E. M. Polk, Joe Allen, R. B. Caldwell and Wm. Clarkson acted as pallbearers.

There was a large attendance and the floral offerings were numerous and beautiful..

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Charles B. Barth
Oct 2, 1844 - Nov 3, 1909

Charles R. Barth Dead.

The above old citizen of Corsicana died at his home here yesterday evening about 6 o’clock after a lingering illness from a complication of maladies.

Deceased was 56 years of age and had been a resident of Corsicana for 37 years. Two brothers and three sisters survive—Geo. Barth, one of the brothers, has long been a resident of Corsicana, and the two were engaged in business here for many years. The other brother and the three sisters live in the north, and have been frequent visitors to Corsicana. His brother, W, Barth, lives in Indianapolis, Ind., and the three sisters are Mrs. ____________ of Minneapolis, __________________of Burling___________________of New Albany, Ind.

Deceased had many friends in Corsicana who are pained at his death.

Interment will take place tomorrow from his late residence, 202 South Thirteenth street, at 3 o’clock p.m.

Notes:

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Funeral This Afternoon.

The remains of the late Charles R. Barth were interred this afternoon in Oakwood, and a large procession followed the remains to their last resting place. Rev. O. L. Hailey officiated and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

The following well known citizens were pall bearers; E. L. Gibson, C. H. Allyn, E. H. Church, Abe Levine, Ben Rosenberg, Will Peters and J. C. Allen.

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George M. Barth
Mar 25, 1853 - Oct 11, 1920

LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD.

Funeral of Well Known Citizen Was Largely Attended.

The remains of the late Geor. W. Barth were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon after services conducted at the home by Rev. Dion T. Jones and concluded at the grave by the Odd Fellows. A large crowd attended the last sad scene and there were many beautiful floral offerings. George Barth had many friends in the community where he spent forty-three years of his life, and his memory will live long among those who knew him in life and were pained at his death.

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Virginia Annie (Baldauf) Barth
Dec 25, 1863 - Dec 9, 1928

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY

MRS. GEORGE W. BARTH DIED AT HER HOME EARLY SUNDAY NIGHT

Mrs. Virginia Annie Barth, aged 65 years, died at her home, 203 South Thirteenth street, Sunday night at 9 o’clock following an illness of one day, and the funeral services will be conducted from the church of the Immaculate Conception Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Father V. Graffeo. She was born in Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 24, 1863, but has resided in Corsicana since a small child. She was the daughter of the late F. W. and Annie Doyle Baldauf, and a sister of the late Chas. A. Baldauf, Frank W. Baldauf, and Miss Lizzie Baldauf, all well-known to the older residents of Corsicana.

Mrs. Barth was married to the late George W. Barth, who died in 1920, 47 years ago.

Surviving are eight nieces, Mrs. James Thomas, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. E. E. Simmons, Little Rock, Ark; Mrs. W. W. Evans, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. C. M. Casper, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. J. T. Whyte, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. W. W. Pryor, Corsicana; Mrs. Roy Petty, Oklahoma City; Mrs. E. E. Elliott, Corsicana; five nephews, Charles C. Baldauf, Little Rock, Ark.; R. E. Baldauf, Corsicana; C. C. Baldauf, Corsicana; W. E. Baldauf, New Orleans, La.; C. F. Baldauf, Arkansas and other relatives.

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Corsicana Loses Beloved Pioneer in Death Mrs. Barth

Corsicana is fast losing its pioneer residents, the latest to pass to her reward being Mrs. Virginia Annie Barth, wife of the late George Barth, who preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Barth had been in ill health for some time, but even her closest friends and loved ones did not expect her to go so soon. She and her husband came her forty-seven years ago as bride and groom, and have lived their lives in this community and in the same home, 202 South Thirteenth street.

Mrs. Barth was one of the most unselfish of characters, always considering the interest of others. She was most unassuming and of a very quiet and modest disposition. It was the small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations habitually practiced in her daily life, that gave a greater charm to her character than all the display of talents and accomplishments could have done.

Although childless, she has mothered many girls in the business world, having them make their home with her, and being a real mother to them. Several who have married and gone away to live were here to pay their last respects to her sweet memory. Among them were Lottie Pratt Brown, now Mrs. Carl Richards of Dallas, Ann Story, now Mrs. Clarence Harris of Minerva and May Brown, now Mrs. Lee DeHay of Waco.

Mrs. Barth’s loss will be keenly felt by her “girls” as well as her devoted nieces, nephews and close friends. The entire community grieves over her loss and extends deepest sympathy to her bereft loved ones. Funeral services at the Catholic church at 3 o’clock, were largely attended, and her last resting place in Oakwood cemetery was covered with lovely floral offerings bespeaking in their silent loveliness, the great esteem and love in which she was held.

Others here for the funeral were Mrs. Barth’s nieces, Mrs. E. E. Simmons and Mrs. James Thomas of Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Ed Hamilton of Houston whose mother was a great friend of Mrs. Barth.

Notes:


Martha V. “Mattie” (Rascoe) Hicks
Mar 15, 1867 - Jun 14, 1909

Died This Afternoon.

Mrs. Mattie Hicks, widow of the late Charles Hicks, aged 46 years, died at her home, 1216 East Eight avenue, this afternoon at 2:20 o’clock of paralysis. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

Notes:


Rebecca Ann (Lockhart) Croft
Sep 9, 1839 - Oct 18, 1910

Venerable Lady Passes Away.

Mrs. Rebecca A. Croft, widow of the late Judge William Croft, died yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock, aged 71 years.

The funeral took place from the home this afternoon at 4 o’clock. Revs. O. L. Bailey and J. W. Horn officiating.

Deceased is survived by one son, Prof. E. T. Croft, and by several grandchildren.

A large concourse of friends attended the last sad rites and many beautiful flowers were placed above the bier at the close of the services.

Notes:


Chris Cunningham
Jan 1860 - Oct 30, 1910

Was Buried Today.

The remains of the late Chris Cunningham, who died last Sunday afternoon, were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon, the funeral taking place from Sutherland’s undertaking parlors. The remains were held till now in an effort to locate relatives he was supposed to have in the state, but no trace of any kinspeople was ever found.

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Lura (Berry) Daniel
abt 1889 - Dec 11, 1910

Died in Dallas.

Mrs. Lula Daniel, aged 21 years, died in Dallas yesterday and the remains were brought here today at 12:30 and interred in Oakwood cemetery from the Union Station. The deceased was the daughter of J. W. Berry, a former resident here, and was a sister of Mrs. John Bush of Corsicana.

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Harriett “Hattie” (Lynd) McKee
Sep 2, 1881 - Apr 2, 1911

Death of Esteemed Lady.

Mrs. Hattie McKee, wife of Will T. McKee, aged 29 years and 7 months, died in the Houston hospital yesterday, following an operation for appendicitis on Friday last, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 2 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the family home, 1211 West Twelfth avenue.

The husband of the deceased and their five-year-old daughter have the sympathy of many friends in their great sorrow.

Rev. J. P. Patterson officiated at the funeral and J. D. Story, Joe Magness, Julius Roth, W. M. Peck, J. C. Carpenter and Hugh Drane acted as pallbearers. Many friends of the family attended the last sad rites and placed many beautiful flowers above her bier.

Notes:

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Obituary.

It is with sadness and regret that we have to give up those we love so well as we died Mrs. Will McKee. It seems at times that we cannot see why it is best, but we must admit that there is One greater and mightier than he who makes no mistakes. This is such a consolation to all who knew her.

Mrs. McKee had been seriously ill for only a short time and we had hoped for her recovery and looked forward in the time when we could be with her again that her death was a shock to us all. We loved her so dearly that we could not think it possible for God to take her from us, but to our surprise and regret, He called from us our dear one. She was too good for this world and her death has caused her many friends to wish to be loved and missed as she was.

Mrs. McKee was a friend to all and her kind and loving disposition was manifested in her daily life. So many times it has been my pleasure to have her encourage my efforts and speak loving words of encouragement to me. When we say we “miss her,” we express the sentiments of all her friends and relatives. We miss her sweet face. She always had a word of kindness to speak to those who seemed to be discouraged. She was a brave woman. We cannot say too much of her. No one knew her like those who were with her all the time and were her close friends. She was patient all through her illness and didn’t want anyone to worry about her, always thoughtful of others, giving herself little thought. She was good and kind and bore her suffering patiently. It was her desire to be with us again and was so hard for her to give up this life. We prayed so tenderly for her recovery. We did all we could to keep her with us but it was hard to realize we had to part with her. However, we must bow in humble submission to God’s will for He knows our every wish and knows what is best for us. Knowing all this to be true. It should not seem strange that we should trust Him for every wish and He will take care of us. It is so sweet to trust in Him and to know He is too wise to make a mistake.

Mrs. McKee leaves a husband and one little girl five years of age. We extend our sympathy to them and pray that they will trust in God to help them through it all. He never puts more on us than we can bear. It was the greatest desire of her life to live to raise her little girl to be a shining light and we feel sure that the impression she made on her will always stay with her. She was always trying to do a mother’s duty. She was not a woman to be absent from her household duties long at a time, but felt that her life was to try to make her home happy and attractive for those she loved. Her bright face and cheerful words were the expression of God and his love to us. Oh, how we will miss her! While we mourn her loss we hope that her mantle of charity may fall upon us that we may emulate her Christ-like example in her devotion to God.

ONE WHO LOVED HER.

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William O. Benitz
May 22, 1854 - Apr. 1, 1911

Was Buried Yesterday.

The remains of the late W. O. Benitz of South America, who died her on last Saturday, were interred in Oakwood cemetery yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. J. C. Black officiated and James Garitty, C. P. Pinkston, J. C. Allen, J. E. Whiteselle, R. E. Prince and Robert Johnson acted as pall bearers.

There were many beautiful flowers and a large procession followed the remains to the grave.

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Nellie Lorraine (Hamilton) Brown
Apr 20, 1878 - Apr 1, 1911

Was Buried This Afternoon.

The remains of the late Mrs. E. R. Brown, who died suddenly Saturday following a general breakdown from nervous prostration, were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. W. K. Howe officiated and pallbearers were as follows:

Active—W. R. Burns, Messrs, Spalding and Gage of Fort Worth, F. P. Woods, S. M. Kerr and C. P. Pinkston.

Honorary—E. W. Johnson, William Clarkson, J. A. Jarrell, F. N. Drane, J. L. Whitehill and W. C. Proctor.

Despite the rain and mud there was a large funeral procession and many beautiful flowers.

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Mary Ellen (Dennis) Stanley
Jun 29, 1853 - Nov 6, 1910

Died Yesterday Morning.

Mrs. Mary E. Stanley, wife of I. N. Stanley, aged 57 years, died at the family home on South Sixteenth street Saturday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

The deceased is survived by her husband and several children.

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Jessie Pearl (Carpenter) Stanley
Apr 28, 1893 - Sep 8, 1951

Mrs. W. C. Stanley Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. C. Stanley, 58, who died at the family home, 910 West Ninth avenue Saturday morning, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday from the McCammon Chapel.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Mrs. Stanley had been ill for several years.

Surviving are her husband, W. C. Stanley, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. M. W. Ewing, Houston, and Mrs. I. I. Estell, Corsicana; a son, C. L. Stanley, Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Robert Williams, Dallas; four brothers, Will Carpenter, Corsicana; L. I. Carpenter, Dallas; John Carpenter, Garland, and Bud Carpenter, McKinney, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Bryant, S. C. Stover, D. M. Wyatt, George A. Chappell, Preston L. Brown and Wilson Chappell.

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Mittie McAfee
Nov 2, 1890 - Apr 19, 1911

Was Buried This Afternoon

The remains of the late Miss Mittie McAfee were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon, the funeral taking place at 4 o’clock from the family home one mile north of town, and a large procession of sorrowing friends followed the remains to their last resting place. Rev. Wallace Vinsant, former pastor of Zion’s Rest church, officiated, and eight young men, members of the classes of the deceased in the high school, were active pallbearers, and eight young ladies of the same classes were honorary pall-bearers, while members of the High School Glee Club rendered appropriate music.

At the conclusion of the services at the grave the mound was a mass of beautiful flowers typical of the pure and beautiful life of the one above whose bier they were blooming, and of the still purer and more beautiful life she now lives beyond the reach of mortal eyes, for

“There is no death! What seems
So is transition;
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the life clysian,
Whose portal we call death.”

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SUDDEN DEATH OF YOUNG LADY

Miss Mittie McAfee, aged 20 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. McAfee, died at the family home in Zion’s Rest community, after only four days illness.

The deceased was an unusually bright and attractive girl and was greatly loved by her associates. She was a member of the graduating class of our high school for this term, and this fact, coupled with her youth and personal popularity, makes her death an unusually sad one to all, and especially heart-rending to those who were nearest and dearest to her.

Funeral arrangements have not been made but interment will take place tomorrow afternoon in Oakwood cemetery.

LATER---Funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence.

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Obituary.

Mittie McAfee, the eighth child of A. C. McAfee and wife, was born in Corsicana, Texas, November 2, 1890, and passed to her reward April 19, 1911. She was converted in one of Abe Mulkey’s meetings and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, when a small girl. Miss Mittie was attractive, beautiful and helpful to all those with whom she came in contact. She was a Christian girl, and always did with a willing mind, heart and hand any service for her Lord. She was preparing for (as we all thought) a long and useful life. She was a graduate from the High school in May, and she looked to that day with much delight, thinking then she would enter upon a fuller life; but the more blessed and higher life came before we were looking for it. God claimed her as his own to be with him. She was beautiful here, but she will be more beautiful over there. Oh, dear Mittie, we will miss you so much. We will be so lonesome without you, but we will know where to find you, darling child. We can’t call you back, but we can go to you. The music you made by your beautiful life and voice as you sang and performed at the instrument in the home and at church was so attractive to us all. But we are sure you are today singing in the chorus in the paradise of God with the angels. Oh, we long to see you glorified with your Savior. Her sickness was of just a few days. She was taken sick on Sunday, and fell asleep in Jesus on Wednesday morning. When the sad news of her illness spread, her host of friends came like a stream, and at the funeral the large attendance, with the presence of her High School teachers and classmates, and so many beautiful flowers brought by the many, spoke in louder tones than the voice of an angel could speak of her attractiveness. The large and sorrowing family was all there but one, her brother, Almer McAfee, who was at college and could not get home. “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken; blessed be the name of the Lord.” She lived the life of the righteous, and died as she had lived. Dear family, she is still a member of the family. “There is one family in heaven and on earth.” She was laid to rest in the Oakwood cemetery to await God’s call. May her beautiful life bring heaven closer to you all, and help unite the family in paradise.

W. VINSANT, P.C.

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To Mittie.

We looked in the snow white casket,
While the breeze gently stirred the white lace,
Which covered the pulseless young bosom,
Sleeping there in its beauty and grace,
Like a beautiful white Easter lily,
Which has suddenly been rent from its stem.
How lonely looks the garden without her;
All nature seems singing a hymn.
The Reaper came clothed in brightest array;
Yes, clad in the garments
To gather this flower in glad Easter hours,
To adorn the bright throne of the King.
_MAM.

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Walter L. Sparks
d. Aug 1911

Was Buried Today.

The remains of the late Walter L. Sparks, who died in Abilene Thursday, arrived here today at 12:40 p.m., and the funeral took place from the Union Station at that hour, interment being in Oakwood. Rev. W. K. Howe officiated and a large procession of friends followed the remains to the grave.

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INFANT Wolf (S. D.)
1911 - 1911

Was Buried Today.

The 3-months-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Woolf, who live near the refinery, died yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this morning at 10 o’clock.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 13, 1911
  • Infant of Samuel Daulton “Sam” Wolf and Addie Florence (Gossett) Wolf buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jacob Wolf
Jun 11, 1917 - Aug 11, 1917
Death at the Hospital.

The 2-months-old son of S. D. Woolf died at the P. and S. Saturday ant the remains were interred in Oakwood yesterday morning at 10 o’clock.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 13, 1911
  • s/o Samuel Daulton “Sam” Wolf & Addie Florence (Gossett) Wolf buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Walter E. Treithart
Mar 4, 1899 - Jun 15, 1911

Was Buried Today.

The funeral of Walter Treithart, the 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Treithart, who died yesterday afternoon, took place from the Eleventh Avenue Presbyterian church this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, and was largely attended.

The unfortunate boy became overheated about a week ago while at work at Benton’s brick yard and gradually grew worse until death ensued. He was a good, industrious and bright boy, and his parents have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

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John Edward Treithart
Aug 6, 1866 - Mar 31, 1942

JOHN E. TREITHART RITES ON WEDNESDAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for John E. Treithart, age 75 years, who died here Tuesday afternoon, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry Price, Methodist minister of Dawson. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, E. F. Hubbard, Dawson and other relatives.

Mr. Treithart was a native of Ohio, but had resided in Navarro County for many years. He was a former employee of the Oil City Iron Works and the American Well and Prospecting Company. He moved to Dawson several years ago and had been a resident of that city since that time.

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Nannie Pearl (Calvert) Treithart
Aug 1, 1878 - Aug 20, 1972

Mrs. Treithart

Mrs. Nannie Treithart of Blooming Grove, age 94, died August 30 at Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are scheduled Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Clifford officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. E. F. Hubbard of Blooming Grove, and one sister, Mrs. J. M. Neal of Mexia.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 31, 1972 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Mrs. Treithart

Mrs. Nannie Treithart, 94, of Blooming Grove was buried Friday afternoon in Oakwood cemetery. She died Wednesday.

Survivors include a daughter, a sister and a nephew.

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Lora Graham
Apr 14, 1893 - May 6, 1909

TAKES POISON THROUGH MISTAKE

YOUNG LADY IN A CRITICAL CONDITION AS RESULT OF DRINKING CARBOLIC ACID.

Late yesterday afternoon at the family home on West Seventh avenue, just opposite the power house, Miss Lola Graham, aged 16 years, the daughter of R. J. Graham, a tinner at the Tatum Hardware Co.’s shop, while suffering from an attack of cramp colic, took a quantity of carbolic acid by mistake, and as a result came near dying, but is resting well today although her mouth, throat and stomach are badly burned. Three physicians worked with her through a good part of last night, and today hope are entertained of her recovering though she was unconscious all through the night.

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Resting Well Today.

Miss Lola Graham, the young lady who took carbolic acid late Sunday evening has been resting well today, but the attending physicians regard her condition as still critical.

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Died This Morning.

Miss Lola Graham, the young lady who took carbolic acid last Sunday afternoon, died this morning about 6 o’clock after much suffering.

The deceased gained consciousness several hours before her death, and for some time there was hope of her recovery. She was fifteen years of age and is survived by her father, step-mother and brothers and sisters.

Interment will take place in Oakwood cemetery tomorrow morning, the funeral being from the family home, 218 West Seventh avenue.

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Alice Bailey
abt 1884 - Nov 8, 1909

Died Yesterday Afternoon.

Mrs. Alice Bailey, wife of J. M. Bailey, died at the family home yesterday afternoon at 6 o’clock, aged 25 years. Deceased is survived by a husband and one child.

Interment took place in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.

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Sarah Johnston
abt 1831 - Nov 30, 1909

Died in Houston.

Mrs. Sarah Johnson, aged 78 years, died in Houston Tuesday morning and the remains were brought here this morning and were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o’clock from Sutherland’s undertaking parlors. Deceased was a former resident here, making her home with her son-in-law, Dr. Rather, then a citizen here, but now residing in Houston. The remains were interred by those of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Rather, and were accompanied here by her two grandchildren, Dan Rather and Miss Maggie Rather.

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Pearl Castellaw
abt 1896 - Nov 5, 1909

Died This Morning.

Miss Pearl Castellaw, aged 13 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Castellaw, died this morning at the Beaton Pump station this morning and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon. The deceased had been sick with consumption for several months.

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Cora Alice (Nabors/Neighbors) Elliott
Mar. 13, 1856 - Nov. 4, 1909

Died Yesterday Afternoon.

Mrs. W. F. Elliott, who was stricken with paralysis some days ago, died at the family home, 1521 West Sixth avenue, yesterday, and the remains were interred this afternoon at 4 o’clock. Deceased is survived by her husband and five grown children.

The children of the deceased are Mrs. Ed Weaver, Mrs. Roy McKey, Ben Elliott, Miss Lois Elliott, Ozro Elliott, Mrs. Ernest Hervey, Spencer Elliott and Miss Ora Elliott.

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Spencer Monroe Elliott
Jul 4, 1892 - Jan 29, 1955

Spencer Elliott Services Monday

Spencer M. Elliott, 62, long-time Corsicana resident, 1433 West Collin street, died Saturday night following a several years’ illness.

Elliott was a retired butcher.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Spencer Elliott, Jr., Corsicana, and Billy Elliott, Fort Worth; a granddaughter, Pamela Elliott, and a grandson, Gary Elliott, both of Fort Worth, a brother, B. A. Elliott, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. S. A. Moran, Corsicana; Mrs. Billy Hughes, Houston; Mrs. J. W. Borg, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Monty Weaver, Whittaker, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Claude Carson, Talmadge Canant, Guy Allen, Dude Ransom, Paul Miller, W. B. Levy, and Roy Harrison.

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Oran Delbert "O.D." Bailey
May 05, 1914 - Dec 04, 1975

O. D. Bailey

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday at Memorial Baptist Church for O. D. Bailey, 61, who died Thursday night at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Maurice McElroy will officiate.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife, Mrs. O. D. Bailey, Corsicana; three sons, Larry Bailey, Rice, Mike Bailey and Russell Bailey, Corsicana; one brother, Olen Bailey, Oklahoma City ; three sisters, Mrs. George Martin, Angus, Mrs. Randle Tinkle, Grand Prairie; and Mrs. Buford Russell, Retreat, and three grandchildren.

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Merritt) Johnson-Crawford
abt 1838 - Sep 26, 1909

Venerable Lady Dead.

Mrs. Lizzie Merritt Crawford, aged 71 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. A. Helm, last night. Deceased had been in feeble health for a long time, and while her death was rather sudden, it was not altogether unlooked for.

The funeral will take place from the family residence tomorrow.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, September 27, 1909
  • (daughter Mrs. George Alfred Helm (Mary Edwina “Eddie” (Johnson) Helm’s death certificate says daughter of Lizzie (Merritt) Johnson ) Lizzie must have remarried to a Crawford ? )
  • w/o Samuel S. “Sam” Johnson & unknown Crawford
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Edward A. Slaughter
Dec 10, 1837 - Dec 17, 1909

Aged Citizen Dead.

E. A. Slauter, aged 72, years died at the home of his son-in-law, L. G. Compton, this morning at 8:30 o’clock. Deceased is survived by five grown children, Mrs. L. G. Compton, John Slauter, Eugene Slauter, Claude Slauter and Mrs. Willie Freeman. The remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery tomorrow at 2 p.m.

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INFANT SON Carley
Died Dec. 2, 1909

Death of An Infant.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Carley, 650 North Thirteenth street, died last night and the remains were interred this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in Oakwood cemetery.

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Stephen Levi Russell, Jr.
Nov 21, 1910 - Mar 14, 1937

Three Dallasites Killed In Crash Automobile-Bus

RHOME, March 15—(AP)—Funeral services were arranged today for three victims of an auto-bus accident near here yesterday.

The accident occurred as the Dallas-bound bus (Bowen) from Amarillo and the automobile met on a sharp turn.

The dead: Steve L. Russell, 25-year old druggist; Miss Christine Hooser, 25 year old nurse, and Paul Longley, 18-year old high school student, all of Dallas.

Russell was to be buried at Corsicana where his wife was buried six weeks ago. Burial for Miss Hooser was planned at Frost. Rites were planned at Dallas for Longley.

Miss Inez Tyler, 27-year old nurse, was sent to a Dallas hospital. Her condition was described as not serious.

The automobile party was enroute to Wichita Falls to visit Miss Tyler’s family.

None of the bus passengers was injured.

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VICTIM AUTOMOBILE AND BUS ACCIDENT BE BURIED HERE

THREE FORMER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENTS WERE INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASH

Funeral services for Steve L. Russell, 26, of Dallas, fatally injured in an automobile accident near Rhome, Wise county, Sunday morning, will be held in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock following services in Dallas. Rev. M. E. McPhail of the Third avenue Presbyterian church, will conduct the Corsicana rites while those in Dallas will be conducted by Dr. Wallace Bassett.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Thornton of Corsicana; four brothers, W. F. C. and Tommie Russell of Dallas, Kelton Sikes of Corsicana, and James Sikes of Louisiana; one sister, Mrs. E. B. Sherrard of Corsicana. He was reared in the Odd Fellows Home, along with Miss Inez Tyler, who was injured in the same accident. The wife of the deceased died about six weeks ago and was buried in Corsicana, and Miss Tyler had nursed her.

Miss Christine Hooser, Dallas nurse and former resident of Frost, was fatally injured in the same accident, and will be buried in her former home Tuesday following services in Dallas. Misses Hooser and Tyler were roommates at St. Paul’s Hospital.

The Russell services will be under the direction of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Charles Phillip Curtis
May 8, 1836 - Oct 23, 1910

OLD CITIZEN DEAD.

C. P. Curtis, aged 74 years, and for many years a citizen of Corsicana, died at his home here, corner Fourteenth street and Ninth avenue, yesterday morning at 11:30 after many months’ illness. The deceased was in his prime one of the best known traveling men in Texas, and had a large circle of friend and acquaintances throughout Texas.

His wife and six children, Mrs. W. H. Nichol, Robert Curtis, Wilmot Curtis, Mrs. Page Allen, Mrs. Beatty Griffin and Mrs. James Gordon, survive him.

Interment took place in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon after services in St. John’s Episcopal church at 3:30 o’clock, Rev. J. C. Black officiating.

The pall bearers were W. L. Derden, J. C. Allen, C. L. Witherspoon, A. F. Wood, R. L. Hamilton, W. H. Matchett, J. H. Rice and L. Treadwell.

A detachment from Camp Winkler Confederate Veterans, acted as Honorary pall bearers, and a large procession of friends followed the remains to their last resting place.

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Willmotte Stewart Curtis
Feb 14, 1877 - May 10, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR W. S. CURTIS

Funeral rites for W. S. Curtis aged 65 years, who died Sunday at his home, 813 West Thirteenth avenue, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Mr. Curtis had been ill for several months. He was a native of Indiana, but had resided her for 56 years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Lt. W. S. Curtis, Jr., U. S. army and T. C. Curtis, Corsicana; four grandsons, four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Nicol and Mrs. Jim M. Gordon, both of Corsicana; Mrs. M. C. Harris, Detroit, Mich. And Mrs. Ralph Tapp, Minneapolis, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sam Spikes, J. D. Carroll, N. C. Goodman, Harry Pollock, John C. Hughes, T. J. Walton, R. L. Dickson and Jim Pugh.

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Ella W. (Fitzhugh) Curtis
Feb 14, 1842 - Jun 4, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. CURTIS

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Curtis, 89, native of Virginia, but pioneer resident of Corsicana died Thursday night at 11 o’clock, were held from St. John’s Episcopal church Friday afternoon at 5:30, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of the church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. W. H. Nicol, Mrs. Mary C. Cannon and Mrs. J. M. Gordon, all of Corsicana; and Mrs. Page Palmer, Dallas; one son, Wilmot Curtis, Corsicana, and a number of grand-children and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were the following grandsons; H. C. Nicol, R. M. Nicol, Edwin Gordon, Thomas Curtis, Wilmot Curtis, Frank Lemon, Clifford Castles Hampton, Jack Gordon Hampton, Roy Curtis Palmer and James Gordon.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. Leslie Kelton, Ivan Rosenberg, Allyn Gordon, A. G. Elliott, R. D. Fleming, Charles Jester, G. L. Cox, H. E. Getcalf, L. E. McCormick, Beauford Jester and friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Joseph Leland Chandler
Jul 1825 - Dec 2, 1910

Died This Morning.

J. L. Chandler, aged 85 years, and for many years a resident of Corsicana, died at his home, 517 West First avenue, this morning. The deceased is survived by his wife and six grown children, Will Chandler, Ed Chandler, Ritt Chandler of Corsicana, Skitt Chandler of New York, and Mrs. Frank McElreath of Texarkana and Mrs. Reed of Mertens.

Interment will take place in Oakwood cemetery at 2 p.m. tomorrow, the funeral being from the residence.

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Harriet (Sallee) Chandler
Feb 1, 1830 - Nov. 16, 1916

LADY FATALLY BURNED TODAY

Mrs. Harriet Chandler, Aged 85, Meets Horrible Accident

Mrs. Harriet Chandler, aged 85 years, met with a terrible fate ah her home, 716 North Fourteenth street, at about 11:30 o’clock this morning. The venerable lady and her son, Ed Chandler, a well known barber here, lived alone, and the mother was cooking dinner for herself and son when it is supposed her clothing caught fire and before neighbors knew anything was going wrong her body was practically burned to a crisp from her feet to her chest and nearly all the hair was burned from her head.

The firs that was known of her accident was when Mrs. S. J. Norvell, who lives on the opposite side of the street and nearly a block further north on the street, saw the venerable lady standing in the front door of her home holding a quilt around her and smoke issuing from under the quilt. Mrs. Norvell at once called her husband and he and other neighbors ran to Mrs. Chandler’s rescue. When they reached her she had fallen in the floor and was apparently unconscious, but moaning piteously. The scant clothing that was still on her body was still burning, but the flames were soon extinguished and a physician summoned and a fire alarm turned in. A physician soon arrived on the scene and gave the venerable lady some medicine to ease her pain, but said that death would be only a matter of a few hours.

About 10 o’clock a lady neighbor saw Mrs. Chandler going into the house with an arm full of stove wood. When the neighbors reached the house they found the beds of two adjoining rooms with the be clothing in flames and the paper on the wall of one of the rooms had also caught fire. Some fruit was boiling on a heater in the bed room and on the cook stove in the kitchen some potatoes were cooking and biscuits had been made and were in a pan on the edge of the stove ready for the oven. A ham was on a table and a butcher knife near it, and on the apron of the stove there was a frying pan ready for use. It is supposed that Mrs. Chandler’s clothing had caught fire while she was at the stove, that she ran to the beds to jerk off a quilt to smother the flames and that in doing so her burning clothing set the bed on fire, and that when nearly exhausted she opened the front door to call for help, but was unable to do so and sank to the floor just after Mrs. Norvell saw her in the door.

The ready hands of lady neighbors made the unfortunate lady as comfortable as possible, and her son, R. R. (Rit) Chandler of Marshall was notified, and he in turn told the telephone operator here that he would notify his brothers and sisters elsewhere at once of their mother’s terrible fate. In addition to Ed Chandler here, and Rit Chandler at Marshall, there are three sons, Will, Charles and Skit Chandler in Oklahoma, and a daughter in Mertens and another daughter Mrs. Frank McElreath, in Texarkana.

LATER—Mrs. Chandler died at 3 o’clock this afternoon.

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REMAINS INTERRED TODAY.

Funeral of Mrs. Harriet Chandler Held This Morning.

The remains of the late Mrs. Harriet Chandler, who met a tragic death near noon on Thursday, by burning, were interred in Oakwood cemetery this morning at 10:30 o’clock, Rev. B. W. Vining officiated and the pall bearers were D. J. Johnson, L. C. Arnold, V. M. Clements, E. A. Singleton, R. C. Sizemore, Joe Lunn, Ed Willis and O. D. Holmes.

A large wagon was necessary to take the large number of beautiful flowers to the cemetery, and many of these were rarerly beautiful. A floral offering sent by the young ladies of the telephone office represented the Bell Telephone. This was not only attractive in design but was made of the choices flowers.

The deceased, who was a lady of intelligence and refinement, had retained her intellectual faculties to the ripe age of 87 years, and had a large circle of friends who were shocked beyond expression at her tragic and painful death, and who will remember her many attractive traits of character as long as life lasts and who deeply sympathize with her children in their hour of sadness.

Three of the sons could not be here for the funeral, because one was sick and the others were too far away.

Ed Chandler, who lived with his venerable mother; Rit Chandler of Marshall, and her two daughters, Mrs. Frank McElwreath of Texarkana and Mrs. Kate Reed of Mertens, were here as well as her son-in-law, Frank McElwreath, a newspaper man of Texarkana.

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INTERMENT TOMORROW.

Remains of Mrs. Harriet Chandler to Rest in Oakwood

The remains of the late Mrs. Harriet Chandler, who was burned to death yesterday, will be interred in Oakwood Cemetery tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock, with Rev. B. W. Vining, pastor to the First Baptist church, officiating.

Her son, Rit Chandler, came in from Marshall last night, but so far he has been unable to locate two of his brothers, Will and Charles, who are somewhere in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Skit Chandler, another brother, whose home Is in New York, will not be able to get here.

The accident is one of the saddest that has occurred in Corsicana for a long time, and the children have the sympathy of the sons and daughters in the terrible tragedy that came to their venerable mother.

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INTERMENT TOMORROW.

Remains of Mrs. Harriet Chandler to Rest in Oakwood.

The remains of the late Mrs. Harriet Chandler, who was burned to death yesterday, will be interred in Oakwood cemetery tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock, with Rev. B. W. Vining, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating.

Her son, Rit Chandler, came in from Marshall last night, but so far he has been unable to locate two of his brothers, Will and Charles, who are somewhere in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Skit Chandler, another brother, whose home is in New York, will not be able to get here.

The accident is one of the saddest that has occurred in Corsicana for a long time, and the children have the sympathy of the sons and daughters in the terrible tragedy that came to their venerable mother.

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William Ross Chandler
Jan 11, 1856 - Aug 9, 1921


FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON.

Remains of the Late W. E. Chandler Rest In Oakwood.

The funeral of the late W. E. Chandler took place from the Sutherland undertaking parlors this afternoon at 5 o’clock and was well attended, Rev. E. P. Kennedy of the First Baptist Church officiated, and a delegation from the Elke Lodge acted as honorary pallbearers, and the following acted as active pallbearers: E. A. Johnson, George Whytte, M. W. White, M. J. McClure, Frank Holmes and F. A. Elliott.

The deceased is survived by the following brothers and sisters; J. E. Chandler, Corsicana; Ritt Chandler, Dallas; L. S. Chandler, New York; Chas. Chandler, address unknown; Mrs. Kate Reed, Mertens; Mrs. Frank McElwreath of Texarkana.

The deceased had many friends here who are pained by his death.

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Landon C. Jones
Apr 24, 1857 - Nov 16, 1910

Died Here This Morning.

L. C. Jones, aged 53 years, died at his home at the corner of East Ninth avenue and Ninth street this morning, after a long illness. The deceased is survived by a wife and several children. Interment will take place in Oakwood cemetery tomorrow, but the hour has not been named yet, as two children living in Dallas are yet to be heard from.

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Miss Olive Presley
1892 - Sep. 5, 1911

Died in San Marcos.

Col. E. C. Huckabee left yesterday afternoon for San Marcos in response to a message from his sister, Mrs. Presley, saying that her daughter. Miss Olive Presley, was dying. A message from Col. Huckabee this morning stated that Miss Olive died last night. The body will be brought here for interment and will arrive tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock via the Cotton Belt. Rev. J. C. Black, rector of St. John’s church, who will arrive tomorrow morning from his summer vacation, will conduct the funeral from the Union Station.

The lady was 18 years of age and her father was buried here about two years ago, the family residing here at that time. Her sister, Miss Ruth Presley, was for some time a teacher in the Corsicana schools.

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Murry Jean (Huckabee) Presley
Feb 15, 1867 - Dec 7, 1942

MRS. JEAN PRESSLEY DIED IN AUSTIN; RITES HERE TUESDAY

Mrs. Jean Pressley, former resident of Corsicana, died in Austin Monday morning. The body will be brought to Corsicana for burial and services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church. Rev. Alex B. Hanson, rector, will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Dr. Ruth Pressley, Austin, former resident of Corsicana; Mrs. Curtis Fletcher, Paducah, Kentucky, and other relatives.

Mrs. Pressley is a sister of the late E. C. Huckabee and a sister –in-law of Mrs. E. C. Huckabee of this city.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements here.

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Ruth Peyton Presley, Dr.
May 18, 1888 - Jan 18, 1953

Honor to Former Corsicana Student.

Miss Ruth Presley, who came over from Austin to attend the funeral of her uncle, Col. E. C. Huckabee, will be remembered by her former schoolmates and other friends as a pupil of great promise, and most brilliantly has she fulfilled that promise.

She graduated at the State Teachers College at San Marcos and began teaching successfully at San Antonio some years ago.

She was offered the position of assistant in English at the State University. While teaching there she took her Master’s Degree. Soon she will take her Ph. D. at the University where she is still teaching English.

Miss Presley and her mother have just returned from a three month’s trip abroad, during which time she was specializing in history and art.

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Retired Teacher Dies At Austin

Miss Ruth Peyton Presley, 64, retired instructor of the University of Texas, died in Austin Monday morning.

Graveside services will be held in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday at 11 a.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Miss Presley was a graduate of Corsicana Hifh School and the University of Texas, where she taught 34 years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Margaret Fletcher, Paducah, Ky.; an aunt, Mrs. E. C. Huckabee, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Pherba (Grantham) Huckabee
May 1, 1872 - Jun 29, 1959

Mrs. Huckabee Dies Monday; Rites Tuesday

Mrs. E. C. Huckabee, 87, lifelong Corsicana resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Floyd E. Johnson, Pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Mrs. Huckabee was a life-long member.

The daughter of the late Rev. R. D. Grantham, pioneer Methodist minister, who assisted in the erecting the first log Methodist church in Corsicana, Mrs. Grantham was an employe of J. M. Dyer Company for many years. She was the widow of the late Col. E. C. Huckabee, Daily Sun reporter before his death in the late 1920s.

Surviving are a brother, Nathan J. Grantham, Tupelo; three nieces, Mrs. Charles E. Keathley; Mrs. Frances Harris and Mrs. W. R. Beauchamp, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. E. Keathley, Otto Smith, Dr. Curtis Thomas, R. I. Harris, Neil Harris, J. M. Dyer, and William Croft, Jr.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 30, 1959
  • w/o Col. Edgar C. Huckabee; d/o Rev. Richard D. Grantham III & Mary Ann (Bryant) Grantham buried in McGregor Cemetery, McGregor, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Nathan Joseph Grantham
Mar 21, 1883 - Jun 5, 1971

Grantham

Services for Nathan J. Grantham, retired bookkeeper, will be today at 4 p.m. in Corley Chapel.

Rev. Roy Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Born in Corsicana March 21, 1883, Grantham died in Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon. He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow, three step-children, and several nieces and nephews.

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John Charles Breeland
Jan 25, 1881 - Aug 3, 1911

Died This Afternoon.

John C. Breeland, aged 35 years, died at his home in the Thorp addition this afternoon after a lingering illness from cancer of the face. Interment will take place at 5 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, burial being in Oakwood.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Thursday, August 3, 1911
  • h/o Minnie Lee (Donaldson) Breeland married May 14, 1898; s/o Timothy T. “Tim” Breeland & Margaret (Martin) Breeland
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lillian Gertrude (Harvin) Culbreath
Aug 5, 1871 - Aug 3, 1911

Died This Morning.

Mrs. Lillian Culbreath, wife of R. W. Culbreath, aged 41 years, died at the family home, 1108 corner West Eleventh Avenue and South 18 ½ Streets, at an early hour this morning. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon, at 2 o’clock at the home. Interment in Oakwood.

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Kelton Gordentia Sikes
Mar 21, 1904 - Jan 21, 1962

Kelton G. Sikes Services Held

Final rites for Kelton G. Sikes, 57, who died at his home, Route 4, Corsicana were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Rev. James E. Warren, Dallas Baptist minister conducted the services.

Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, James K. Sikes, Rosemead, Calif.; Odis R., Clarence O., Billie Gene and Ernest Ray Sikes, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Fitzgerald, Garland; mother Mrs. May Thorn, Corsicana; a brother, Jim Sikes, Shreveport, La.; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed Howell, Willie Rascoe, Jimmy Barlow, Willie Crawford, Hobert Marshall and Clyde Stubbs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, January 24, 1962
  • h/o May Mozelle (Hurley) Sikes married Jun. 4, 1927 s/o Gordentia Sikes & May (Keller) Sikes-Russell-Thorn
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

May A. (Keller) Sikes-Russell-Thorn
Feb 27, 1882 - Dec 9, 1969

Mrs. May Thorn Dies Tuesday

Mrs. May A. Thorn, 87, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. She lived at Route 4, Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include one son, James J. Sykes of Port Arthur; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, December 9, 1969
  • 1st husband Gordentia Sikes 2nd husband Stephen Levi Russell, Sr. 3rd unk Thorn d/o Peter Anton Keller & Elizabeth Lark (Darsey) Keller
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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