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Sarah Katherine “Kate” (Gresham) Moncrief
Jan 7, 1849 - Aug 9, 1909

Mrs. Kate Moncrief Dead.

Mrs. Kate Moncrief, aged 65 years, died at her home in Powell last night and the remains were interred at Bazette this afternoon at 5 o’clock.

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Thomas A. Harrison
Aug 8, 1845 - May 18, 1909

Died at Powell.

T. A. Harrison, aged 64 years, and for many years a good citizen of the Powell community, died at his home there last night after a long illness of Bright’s disease, and the remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery this afternoon.

The deceased is survived by a wife and seven children, three daughters and four sons, all of whom are grown.

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Alice (McAlister/McCalister) Parker
Died Oct. 20, 1910

Obituary.

Mrs. Alice Parker died after a lingering illness at her home near Kerens, Friday, October 20th, and her remains were interred in the Bazette Cemetery Saturday morning. We can not understand why God took her from her family, yet realize that our loss is heaven’s gain. It seem so hard for the bereaved family to give her up, yet they have the sweet assurance that her soul is at rest,

“How can we say, God’s will be done,
When that great will must wrest
From heart and home their sweetest tie,
Our dearest and our best?
And yet there is no peace like this,
That when we let her go,
She went with Christ, who loved her so.”

She leaves a husband, four children, a father and several brothers and sisters, besides a number of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

May the mantle of consolation be thrown around the family and the soothing influence of time heal and soften their sorrow until it eventually becomes only a sweet sad memory lifting their thoughts from the toils and cares of this life and pointing them heavenward.

Nov. 4, 1910
A NEIGHBOR

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William Thomas “Plow Boy/Tommie” Stringer
Jul 31, 1885 - Jul 17, 1915

TELLS OF HER BOYS.

A heart-Broken Mother—Two Brothers Drowned.

Tommie and Bee Stringer, known in the Chats page as Plow Boy and Rabbit Twister, on the 17th of July, with some other boys, were in swimming in the Trinity river. Tommie had come out on the bank and Bee got to struggling and Tommie went back to try to save him and my poor boys just hugged up together and went down in about fifteen feet of water. There were 150 men staid on the river all night diving after them but never found them till the next morning.

Tommie left a wife and two children, a boy and a girl, and his poor widow gave birth to a boy on the 22d of August.

Bee left a wife and two little girls and on the 17th of August his poor widow ws taken from us with that dread disease, consumption.

My youngest daughter and her husband are living with my stepdaughter and me and Bee’s little girls are living with us.

Tommie’s widow is living with her parents.

The age of my dear boys: Tommie was 29 years old and Bee was 27.

I am a poor old helpless mother, haven’t walked in nine years.

They were together through life and they left this world together and we had them buried together.

A HEART-BROKEN MOTHER.

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TWO YOUNG FARMERS DROWNED.

Two Brothers Die in the Trinity River Saturday Afternoon.

Tom and Bee Stringer, aged 26 and 28 years, and both industrious young farmers of the Bazette community, met with watery graves in the Trinity river Saturday afternoon about 4 o’clock. A number of men had been in swimming and all had left the water except Tom Stringer when the latter began to cramp. His brother, who was on the bank dressing saw his trouble and started to him, but the brother told him to keep away that he could get out. However, when his brother saw that he was in danger he went to his relief, when they grappled each other and went to the bottom in about ten feet of water.

The afternoon and a part of the night was consumed in trying to recover the bodies, but they were not brought from the water till an early hour yesterday morning, when they were found still clinging to each other some twenty or thirty feet from where they went down. Each of the brothers leaves a wife and two children and many relatives in the community.

The two brothers were buried at the Prairie Point cemetery near Bazette yesterday afternoon.

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Independent News.

Dear Editor and Sun Light Chats:

As I sit here alone this evening my mind wanders back to last Sunday evening, July 18th, when I was present at the saddest burial that was ever witnessed in Navarro county. On this beautiful evening the bodies of Messrs. Tom and Bee Stringer were laid to rest in the Prairie Point cemetery. As I sit here and wait for my husband to come home from his work, how my heart goes out to those grief-stricken wives that will never see their loved ones again till they meet at the throne of God, and those dear little children will listen in vain for daddy to come, but surely God will lighten their burdens and make their grief easier to bear. God pity and comfort their poor helpless mother who has been confined to her bed for eight long weary years. Oh, what must have been her feelings when her two darling sons were drowned, one trying to save the other’s life, but what comfort to think of that noble brother plunging into the water when he saw that his brother could not reach the bank, he tried to save him, but all in vain. It brings to mind the old saying, “Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friend.” Now dear friends, think of Tom and Bee as being dead, but as having gone on before where a surely as you love and secure God you will meet them on that happy shore.

We extend to the mother, sisters and wives our heartfelt sympathy and hope that God will show them His way is always best, though sometimes it looks hard.

BAREFOOT.

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James Barkley “Rabbit Twister/Bee” Stringer
Nov 1, 1887 - Jul 17, 1915

TELLS OF HER BOYS.

A heart-Broken Mother—Two Brothers Drowned.

Tommie and Bee Stringer, known in the Chats page as Plow Boy and Rabbit Twister, on the 17th of July, with some other boys, were in swimming in the Trinity river. Tommie had come out on the bank and Bee got to struggling and Tommie went back to try to save him and my poor boys just hugged up together and went down in about fifteen feet of water. There were 150 men staid on the river all night diving after them but never found them till the next morning.

Tommie left a wife and two children, a boy and a girl, and his poor widow gave birth to a boy on the 22d of August.

Bee left a wife and two little girls and on the 17th of August his poor widow ws taken from us with that dread disease, consumption.

My youngest daughter and her husband are living with my stepdaughter and me and Bee’s little girls are living with us.

Tommie’s widow is living with her parents.

The age of my dear boys: Tommie was 29 years old and Bee was 27.

I am a poor old helpless mother, haven’t walked in nine years.

They were together through life and they left this world together and we had them buried together.

A HEART-BROKEN MOTHER.

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TWO YOUNG FARMERS DROWNED.

Two Brothers Die in the Trinity River Saturday Afternoon.

Tom and Bee Stringer, aged 26 and 28 years, and both industrious young farmers of the Bazette community, met with watery graves in the Trinity river Saturday afternoon about 4 o’clock. A number of men had been in swimming and all had left the water except Tom Stringer when the latter began to cramp. His brother, who was on the bank dressing saw his trouble and started to him, but the brother told him to keep away that he could get out. However, when his brother saw that he was in danger he went to his relief, when they grappled each other and went to the bottom in about ten feet of water.

The afternoon and a part of the night was consumed in trying to recover the bodies, but they were not brought from the water till an early hour yesterday morning, when they were found still clinging to each other some twenty or thirty feet from where they went down. Each of the brothers leaves a wife and two children and many relatives in the community.

The two brothers were buried at the Prairie Point cemetery near Bazette yesterday afternoon.

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Independent News.

Dear Editor and Sun Light Chats:

As I sit here alone this evening my mind wanders back to last Sunday evening, July 18th, when I was present at the saddest burial that was ever witnessed in Navarro county. On this beautiful evening the bodies of Messrs. Tom and Bee Stringer were laid to rest in the Prairie Point cemetery. As I sit here and wait for my husband to come home from his work, how my heart goes out to those grief-stricken wives that will never see their loved ones again till they meet at the throne of God, and those dear little children will listen in vain for daddy to come, but surely God will lighten their burdens and make their grief easier to bear. God pity and comfort their poor helpless mother who has been confined to her bed for eight long weary years. Oh, what must have been her feelings when her two darling sons were drowned, one trying to save the other’s life, but what comfort to think of that noble brother plunging into the water when he saw that his brother could not reach the bank, he tried to save him, but all in vain. It brings to mind the old saying, “Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friend.” Now dear friends, think of Tom and Bee as being dead, but as having gone on before where a surely as you love and secure God you will meet them on that happy shore.

We extend to the mother, sisters and wives our heartfelt sympathy and hope that God will show them His way is always best, though sometimes it looks hard.

BAREFOOT.

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Willie Clyde (Ray) Stringer
Oct 18, 1892 - Aug 17, 1915

TELLS OF HER BOYS.

A heart-Broken Mother—Two Brothers Drowned.

Tommie and Bee Stringer, known in the Chats page as Plow Boy and Rabbit Twister, on the 17th of July, with some other boys, were in swimming in the Trinity river. Tommie had come out on the bank and Bee got to struggling and Tommie went back to try to save him and my poor boys just hugged up together and went down in about fifteen feet of water. There were 150 men staid on the river all night diving after them but never found them till the next morning.

Tommie left a wife and two children, a boy and a girl, and his poor widow gave birth to a boy on the 22d of August.

Bee left a wife and two little girls and on the 17th of August his poor widow ws taken from us with that dread disease, consumption.

My youngest daughter and her husband are living with my stepdaughter and me and Bee’s little girls are living with us.

Tommie’s widow is living with her parents.

The age of my dear boys: Tommie was 29 years old and Bee was 27.

I am a poor old helpless mother, haven’t walked in nine years.

They were together through life and they left this world together and we had them buried together.

A HEART-BROKEN MOTHER.

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Mary Ellen (Van Hook) Stubbs
Aug 4, 1859 - Jul 29, 1915

HIGHLY ESTEEMED LADY DEAD.

Mrs. J. J. Stubbs of Wortham Buried Here This Morning.

Mrs. J. J. Stubbs, wife of the president of the First National Bank of Wortham, died in a Galveston Sanitarium Wednesday night after a long illness following an operation, and the remains were brought here this morning on an early train and interment took place at 10 o’clock in Oakwood beside those of her parents, who died here many years ago. The deceased lady was partially reared in Corsicana and was the sister of W. C. Van Hook of this city. The funeral was largely attended and there were many pretty flowers.

There was a large attendance of neighbors from Wortham and friends and relatives from Waco, Frost and other points.

Revs. W. J. King and Chars. Scofield officiated, and the following Wortham neighbors acted as pall bearers:

Active—Tom Poindexter, Will Brisen, Guy Leverett, M. J. Dunn, Wright, John Monroe and Chas. Lewis.

Honorary—J. H. Finch, William Seeley, L. Keeling, J. M. Weaver, H. C. Hackney and W. S. Evans.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - July 30, 1915
  • w/o John James Stubbs; d/o Solomon Van Hook & Ann Eliza (Sallard) Van Hook
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Actually buried at Wortham Cemetery, Wortham, Freestone Co., TX; Find A Grave #14856361

Ethel Blair (Fairfax) Van Hook
May 8, 1861 - Dec. 3, 1934

MRS. ETHEL F. VAN HOOK LONG LEADER IN CHURCH, CLUB AND CIVIC LIFE

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel F. Van Hook, 212 North Fourteenth Street, 73 years of age, prominent in church, civic and welfare circles of Corsicana for many years, who died suddenly Monday evening at 10 o’clock a few minutes after being stricken with a heart attack, will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis rector of the church.

Mrs. Van Hook was a native of Virginia, but had resided in Corsicana for 57 years. Her maiden name was Ethel Fairfax. She had been a prominent member of St. John’s Episcopal church since the church was organized, being especially interested in the young people’s department and being a teacher in the Sunday school for many years.

She was the first president of the Corsicana Legion Auxiliary and was especially interested in civic and welfare work. Mrs. Van Hook presided over the Auxiliary meeting here of the Sixth district Legion and Auxiliary during the past week-end.

Surviving are her husband, W. C. Van Hook, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Estelle Skelton, Corsicana; and Mrs. Ellen Seward, Independence, Texas; three sons, Charlie Van Hook, Arizona; Richard Van Hook, Waco; and Raymond Van Hook, Dallas; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are being conducted by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 4, 1934
  • w/o William Camillus Van Hook married Dec. 13, 1882; d/o Dr. Ferdinando Fairfax & Mary Jane (Jett) Fairfax (adopted parents – Judge Richard Channing Beale and Emma (Garnett) Beale
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING FOR MRS. VAN HOOK

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel F. Van Hook, 73, who died Monday night about 10 o’clock with a heart attack, will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of the church.

The body will lie in state at the church from 9 to 10:30 Thursday morning.

Mrs. Van Hook was a native of Virginia, but had resided in Corsicana for 57 years and had been active in church, civic and welfare organizations for many years.

She was the first president of the local American Legion Auxiliary and presided at one of the sessions of the Sixth district Legion and Auxiliary convention held here during the past week-end.

Surviving are her husband, W. C. Van Hook, two daughters, Mrs. Estelle Skelton, Corsicana and Mrs. Ellen Seward, Independence, Texas; three sons, Charlie Van Hook, Arizona; Richard Van Hook, Dallas; and ten grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Earl Ellis, Vivian Mowlam, Allyn Lang, E. M. Polk, Jr., Sidney Story and E. M. Polk, Sr.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland- McCammon Funeral Home.

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PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN WAS LAID AT REST ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel F. Van Hook, aged 73, who died suddenly Monday night at 10 o’clock were held from St. John’s Episcopal church Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Van Hook had been active in church, civic and welfare work here for many years, and was a leader in the activities of St. John’s church. She had taught a Sunday School class for many years. She was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary work.

Mrs. Van Hook was a native of Virginia, but had resided in Corsicana for the past 57 years.

Surviving are her husband, W. C. Van Hook, two daughters, Mrs. Estelle Skelton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Helen Seward, Independence; three sons, Charlie Van Hook, Arizona; Richard Van Hook, Waco; and Raymond Van Hook, Dallas; and 10 grandchildren.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Pallbearers were Earl Ellis, Vivian Mowlam, Allyn Lang, Ed M. Polk, Jr., Sidney Story and Ed M. Polk, Sr.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

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Corsicana Saddened By Sudden Passing Of Beloved Woman

Corsicana was shocked and saddened by the news of the sudden death of Mrs. W. C. Van Hook at 10 p.m. Monday, at her home, 212 North Fourteenth street, shortly after returning home from a dinner engagement at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. H. J. Ellis.

Mrs. Van Hook was one of Corsicana’s early residents, and was a wonderful Christian character. She was a staunch Episcopalian from childhood, and a tireless worker, in the Sunday school, as she loved the young people, and a faithful worker in the church.

Her sudden departure has cast a gloom over the entire community where she was greatly beloved.

Heartfelt sympathy is extended her loved ones who will miss her more than anyone else.

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Out of Town Friends And Relatives Attend Van Hook Funeral

Among the numerous out-of-town relatives and friends who paid their last respects to the memory of their beloved mother, grandmother, relative and friend, Mrs. W. C. Van Hook, who passed away at her home and was buried Thursday from St. John’s Episcopal church at 10:30 a.m., were Mr. Charlie Van Hook of Miami, Arizona; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van Hook and son, Richard, Jr. of Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Clay Seward, Independence; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Van Hook, Dallas, sons and daughter of the deceased; Mr. J. F. Skelton, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Stubbs, Mr. and Mrs. George Stubbs, Mr. and Mrs. Van Hook Stubbs of Wortham; Mr. and Mrs. Will Bailey of Angus; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Seward of Groesbeck; Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Adams, Waco; Mrs. Robert Wilson, Mrs. Hugh Johnson and Mrs. Harry D. Williams, Dallas, Mrs. Arch D. Parnum, Fort Worth; and Mrs. J. E. Lattimore, Motic Grace Lattimore, John and Lawrence Lattimore, and Mrs. Sid Hyer of Frost.

Excerpt from Records of St. John’s Church.
In going back over the records of St. John’s Episcopal church, the rector, the Rev. H. J. Ellis, found the following data that will be of especial interest to Mrs. Van Hook’s host of friends here and elsewhere:

Ethel Blair Fairfax was confirmed in St. John’s church in May 1879, by the Rt. Rev. A. C. Garrett, Bishop of Dallas. The presentation was by the Rev. P. Wager, priest in charge.

She was married in the same church, to Mr. W. C. Van Hook on the 13th day of December, 1882, by the Rev. John Blair Linn, priest in charge. The names appearing as witnesses are: R. C. Beale, C. H. Allyn and Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs.

She died of acute heart attack on the 3rd of December, 1934. The burial was from St. John’s church with interment in Oakwood cemetery, December 6, 1934. The Rev. H. J. Ellis. Rector, officiating.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 7, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Some Interesting Excerpts from Life Beloved Corsicanan

In looking through the contents of the late Mrs. W. C. Van Hook’s desk, her daughters found a sketch of her life that she had written some time ago, and knowing that her many friends here and elsewhere would be interested in it, we asked the privilege of giving excerpts from it.

Mrs. Van Hook’s father was Dr. Ferdinand Fairfax of King George county Virginia, and her mother was Mary Jett of Westmoreland county, Virginia.

When the war between the states broke out, her parents refugeed to Tennessee, where she was born at Mason, Tipton county on May 8, 1881.

There were five children born of this union, four girls and one son. Her mother died at the close of the war, and her father gave up his profession to take care of his motherless children, moving to Shelby county near Memphis, some years later, where he died in 1874. A half-sister, Mrs. James Chandler, took charge of the children, and all went back to Virginia with her, except Eva, who remained in Tennessee, and afterwards married Mr. Whit Boyd, Mrs. Boyd died in 1930, her husband having died when their sons, Fairfax and Cary were small.

Brother Came To Texas
Mrs. Van Hook’s only brother, Ferdinand, came to Texas with Mr. Vouix, and Episcopal minister, and died in Corsicana in 1878. After his death Mrs. Van Hook came to Corsicana and was the ward of Judge R. C. Beale, a very prominent lawyer of Texas, who was a devoted friend of her brother, and nursed him through his long illness of typhoid fever, and “watched his soul take its flight to heaven.”

He died in the home of Mrs. Singleton which was located in the same block with the Episcopal church.

Mrs. Van Hook was confirmed in St. John’s church in 1879 by the Rt. Rev. A. C. Garrett, Bishop of Dallas; and was married in the same church to Mr. W. C. Van Hook on December 13, 1882, by the Rev. John Blair Linn, priest in charge, exactly 52 years ago today.

Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Van Hook—Richard Beal, Ethel Fairfax, Charles William, Ferdinand Fairfax, Estelle, Mary Ellen and Raymond. Ethel and Ferdinand died in early childhood, and she is survived by the others.

Mrs. Van Hook always took an active part in all of the activities of the church and Sunday school, beginning when St. John’s Episcopal church was only a small mission.

It was Mrs. Van Hook’s pleasure and privilege to help towards the building the first little church, and towards buying the first pipe organ. She had worked continuously in the Sunday school from these earliest times until the Sunday before her death.

She served as president of St. John’s Guild at different times; was a charter member of the Woman’s Auxiliary, serving also as president many years.

Chairman Canteen Service.
When the World War came on Mrs. Van Hook was appointed chairman of the Canteen Service here, receiving orders to meet coming and outgoing trains of soldiers on their way to the different training camps, and also the aviators coming twice a week, and landing field at the Magnolia refinery. Many young ladies worked under the older women and all in the service wore regulation uniforms of sky blue, one piece dresses, with white collars and cuffs and a red X on the sleeve.

They served lovely breakfasts to the aviators, making a break for the landing field as soon as they heard the “whirr of wings,” taking steaming coffee, hot biscuits, fried chicken and other good things to eat.

All trains bearing soldiers were met with baskets of candy, cakes, fruit, chewing gum and cigarettes.

Active in Welfare Drives
Besides this work, Mrs. Van Hook took an active part in the sale of Liberty Bonds. At the close of the war, she was active in putting over one of the most successful Salvation Army drives for funds, working with Mr. Whitehill, and has assisted in Camp Fire Girls drives, Red Cross and Y.M.C.A. campaigns.

Quoting Mrs. Van Hook’s own words, she wrote, “Whenever and wherever I’ve been needed, I have done my utmost. My heart goes out to the poor and needy, the lonely and sad. It grieved me to see little children, both negro and white, hungry and cold: I love people. Would that it were in my power to do a big thing for my community, but I have had to be contented with the little things. God has been so good and richly blessed me with good children and grandchildren.

“The past eight years I have devoted to rearing my three grandchildren. It has been a labor of love, and I have been richly blessed.”

S.C.B.

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Henry Gentry
abt 1855 - Jun 28, 1915

DIED IN HOUSTON YESTERDAY.

Brother of Jeff Gentry Buried Here This Morning.

Henry Gentry, aged 62 years, a brother of Jeff Gentry of Corsicana, died in Houston Sunday night and the funeral services were held there yesterday afternoon and the remains arrived here for interment at 5:30 this morning and the funeral took place at 10:30 from Sutherland’s undertaking parlor.

The deceased is survived by several grown children.

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Jefferson Richardson “Jeff” Gentry
Feb 1, 1854 - Feb 14, 1920

Died Here This Morning.

Jeff R. Gentry a well known citizen here, who had lived in Navarro county and Corsicana for many years died at his home, 516 South Thirteenth street, this morning after a few days illness with pneumonia. The deceased leaves two sons, aged fourteen and sixteen. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland undertaking parlor.

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Remains Interred Yesterday.

The remains of the late Jeff. R. Gentry, who died Saturday morning, were interred in Oakwood cemetery yesterday afternoon after funeral services conducted at the undertaking parlors of C. B. Sutherland by Rev. B. W. Vining. the pallbearers were Geo. E. Jester, J. S. Callicutt, W. W. Olson, W. W. Ballew and Gid Thompson, and a large number of friends attended the last sad rites.

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Thomas P. "Tom" Bragg
Jun 1844 - Nov 1915

Remains Interred Today.

The remains of the late Tom Bragg, who died in Coleman Tuesday night, arrived here last night and interment took place in Oakwood cemetery at 4 o’clock this afternoon, Rev. V. W. Wallace conducting the services at the grave.

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Died in Coleman Last Night.

T. P. Bragg, a former well-known carpenter here, died in Coleman last night, and the remains will arrive here tomorrow for interment beside the grave of his wife in Oakwood.

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Mary Emma (Ficklin) Bragg
Feb. 22, 1860 - Jun. 3, 1943

RITES ARE PLANNED FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. J. T. BRAGG

Mrs. J. T. Bragg, age 83 years, died at her home here Thursday night. Funeral services are planned for Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. The rites will be conducted by Revs. Jack Goff and J. I. Cartlidge. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana and Navarro county for 65 years she was well known. She was the wife of the late J. T. Bragg who established the first store and post office at Roane.

Surviving are a son, Truman Bragg, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. H. B. Boyd, Corsicana; Mrs. E. P. Estes, Roane; Mrs. Jonnie Warren, Corsicana; Mrs. W. E. Jordan, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Willie Johnston, San Antonio; two brothers, J. E. Ficklin, Kerens; Deckerd Ficklin, Frankston; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. B. Davis, R. N. Williams, Gilbert Stubbs, J. T. Blissett, F. J. Sheppard, J. W. Thomas, Z. T. Banks, Cap Curington and Jim Frazier.

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John Thomas Bragg
Dec 17, 1854 - Dec 8, 1934

JOHN BRAGG, AGED NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY, IS DEAD

John T. Bragg, aged 80 years, native and life-long resident of Navarro county, died at his home 102 Bragg avenue, Saturday morning at 4 o’clock after a short illness and the funeral will be held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

He was born in the Roane community and resided there until he moved to Corsicana 20 years ago. He operated the first store at Roane and was well-known in Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. H. B. Boyd and Mrs. Johnny Warren, both of Corsicana; Mrs. W. E. Jordan, Frost; and Mrs. E. P. Estes; a son, Truman Bragg, Austin; a brother, G. I. Bragg, Durant, Oklahoma, and several grandchildren. One Granddaughter, Mrs. Preston Goad, resides in Iowa Park.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED COUNTY NATIVE ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for John T. Bragg, 80, native and life long resident of Navarro county, who died Saturday morning at 4 o’clock after a short illness, were held from the family home, 102 Bragg avenue, North Corsicana, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jo E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, assisted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Bragg was born in the Roane community and resided there until he moved to Corsicana 20 years ago. He owned and operated the first store at Roane.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. H. B. Boyd, Corsicana; Mrs. Johnny Warren, Corsicana; Mrs. W. E. Jordan, Frost; a son, Truman Bragg, Austin; a brother, G. I. Bragg, Durant, Okla., and several grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Earl Dawson, Frost; J. C. Frazier, Roane; Jim Estes, Roane; George Morgan, Frost; L. S. Lee, Randolph Jackson, Douglas Jackson and Elbert Hollingsworth, all of Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by The Corley Funeral Home.

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Out of Town Friends Attended Services For J. T. Bragg

Among the out-if-town friends who attended the funeral of J. T. Bragg were:

Mrs. Will Wathem, Mr. and Mrs. James Wathem, Mrs. Guy Chapman, Mr. Will Boyd and Mr. Amos Boyd, both of Malakoff; Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe McConico, Kerens; Mr. Leon Carrol, Tyler; Dr. and Mrs. Carter Rice; Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, Dallas; Dr. and Mrs. Germany, Ennis; Rev. and Mrs. D. P. Cagle, Mr. and Mrs. George Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dawson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dawson, r. Y. H. Green, Miss Louise Greer, Miss Ada King, Frost.

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Bartolo Ovalle
abt 1938 - May 9, 2015

Bartolo Ovalle, 76, of Jacksboro passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at United Regional Medical Center in Wichita Falls, Texas. Rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jason Cargo officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

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William "Bill" Monk
Jan 30, 1944 - May 11, 2015

William “Bill” Monk, 71, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at Advanced Health & Rehabilitation of Garland, Texas. He was born to Roberta Virginia (Whitehead) and Alfred Mitchell Monk on Jan. 30, 1944 in Brady, Texas.
William grew up in San Antonio, Texas. At 20 he married the love of his life, Nancy Dobbs, and they celebrated 50 years of marriage last July. Together they raised four children. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1962 and served for two years. One could jokingly say, “He was not the best sailor, but he was proud to be one.” He worked as a commercial electrician and his sons followed him in his occupation, also becoming licensed electricians.
He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved grandson Aaron Racey Davis, and his sister Louise Crouch.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Carol Monk of Corsicana; three sons, William Franklin Monk, Jr. and wife Misti of Weatherford, Jack Wayne Monk and wife Tammy of Cleburne, and Leslie Lee Monk and wife Tara of Waxahachie; daughter Michelle Renee Monk of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby Monk and Joel Monk; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219 or call (800) 421-1121.
Military honors for his honorable service in the Navy will be given for Mr. William “Bill” Monk at DFW National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 with Chaplain Roger McLain officiating. Arrangements made by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas.

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Hilary Agnes (Bruner) Kanter
Mar 31, 1882 - Jul 2, 1915

WILL BE INTERRED TOMORROW

Remains of Highly Esteemed Lady Will Be Buried at 5 p.m. Sunday

The remains of the late Agnes Kanter will arrive here tonight or tomorrow morning and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the home of Mrs. Minnie Sutton, 905 West Fifth avenue, with interment in Oakwood, Rev. J. W. Fort and Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt will officiate and the pall bearers will be:

Active—Ben Simkins, Robt. Watt, Perry McCammon, Dr. Trim Houston, P. H. Loggins, W. H. Hastings, C. W. Taylor and E. M. Polk.

Honorary—W. H. Smith, D. P. Shaw, C. H. Allyn, Henry Iverson, Dr. B. F. Houston and Neill Rice.

The mother, Mrs. N. B. Bruner, the two little sons of the deceased, and her sister, Mrs. Phil Nolan, arrived last night from Taylor to be present at the funeral.

The deceased lady was dearly loved in Corsicana by a large circle of friends and her sad death, leaving, as she does two motherless little boys and her husband fighting in the German army, is unspeakably sorrowful, and the relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends for the great affliction that has come to them.

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DIED IN CARLSBAD, TEXAS.

Corsicana Lady Passes Away After a Long Illness.

Mrs. Agnes Kanter, daughter of Mrs. N. B. Bruner and sister of Mrs. J. R. Sutton and Mrs. Scott Bagby of this city, died at Carlsbad, Texas, last night, to which place she went weeks ago in search of health. In addition to her mother, the deceased is survived by her husband, who is now a soldier in the German army, and by two little sons who are with their grandmother here.

The deceased lady was a musician of rare accomplishments, and it was while studying in Germany some eight or ten years ago, that she met and married her husband, and was making her home in Lepsig, when her husband had to go to the front. Her health was bad at the time and she came back to America and to Corsicana and soon after returning here she went to Colorado and was there for some months. Later she returned to Corsicana and went to Carlsbad in hopes of regaining her health.

The body will probably arrive here tomorrow, but funeral arrangements cannot yet be announced the deceased lady was very popular and her sad death will be regretted by a large circle of friends.

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Zenora B. “Nora” (Goodwin) Bruner
Sep 15, 1853 - Jan 12, 1919

HIGHLY ESTEEMED LADY DEAD

Had Lived Here for Many Years and Was Greatly Loved

Mrs. N. B. Bruner, aged sixty-six years and who had lived here for many years, was found in her room in an unconscious condition about 6 o’clock yesterday morning, and passed away a few hours later as the result of apoplexy. During her long residence here the deceased had endeared herself to all who knew her by her gentle and lovable character as well as her many womanly virtues, and the entire community is grieved because of her death.

Mrs. Bruner was a sister-in-law of Gen. W. H. King, who died a few years ago, at Sulphur Springs and was buried here. He was prominent in Texas politics, was adjutant general under Gov. O. M. Roberts’ administration and represented Hopkins county in the legislature. He frequently visited here where he was well known. Mrs. Bruner belonged to the old South. She was refined and possessed that Southern womanliness that endeared her to all who knew her. She was a native of Alabama but grew to young womanhood at Crockett, Houston county, Texas, where she came with her parents and where she was married and where her husband died before she made Corsicana her home.

Surviving the deceased are three daughters. Mrs. Minnie Sutton and Mrs. Scott Bagby of Corsicana, and Mrs. Phil Nolen of Taylor. The funeral took place at 10:30 this morning from the late home of the deceased and was largely attended and many beautiful floral offerings were sent in by loving friends. Rev. C. H. Booth officiated and Robert Johnson, L. C. Coulson, E. M. Polk, W. H. Hastings and P. H. Loggins acted as pall bearers. The honorary pall bearers were Robert Watt, A. V. Partain, W. F. Colquitt, Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. W. C. Cross, Dr. E. E. Sanner, Dr. Trim Houston, Clem Weaver, Lucien Halbert, C. L. Jester, Will Hilliard, F. H. Church, J. S. Murchison, T. E. Singer, G. W. Brillhart and Ralph Beaton.

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Minnie (Bruner) Sutton
Oct 3, 1874 - Dec 28, 1958

Monday Rites Are Held For Mrs. Sutton

Mrs. Minnie Sutton, 84, of 918 West Fifth avenue, died in a Sherman Hospital Sunday morning.

A retired piano teacher, native of Crockett, Mrs. Sutton recently was honored after more than 50 years teaching piano here. She was well-known in musical circles of Texas.

Mrs. Sutton suffered a badly fractured hip in a fall at her home recently and was transferred last week to the Sherman hospital from Memorial hospital here.

Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Ross Sutton, Corsicana, and Bruner Sutton, Enid Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. R. C. Whiteacre, Sherman; Mrs. Finis Farr, Killeen, and Mrs. Edens Hyndman, Sherman; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ross Sutton, Finis Farr, R. C. Whiteacre, Edens Hyndman, James Ross Sutton, Jr.; Dr. Dan B. Hamill, Bruner Sutton, and Edens Hyndman, Jr.

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Adele (Bruner) Bagby
Jun 28, 1876 - Apr 8, 1957

Mrs. Adele Bagby Dies New Mexico; Burial Set Here

Corsicana relatives received a message Monday evening that Mrs. Adele Bagby, former resident of this city, had died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ilo G. Campbell in Albuquerque, N. M. and that the funeral will be held from St. John’s Episcopal Church of this city Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Mrs. Bagby had been spending the past six weeks in the home of her son Hilary Bagby and family in Miami, Fla., and was en route to Crockett and Corsicana when stricken seriously ill in Houston. Her daughter, Mrs. Campbell, arrived by plane and took her mother by train to Albuquerque where she has been critically ill for the past three weeks.

Mrs. Bagby is survived by two sons, Scott Bagby of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Hilary Bagby of Miami, Fla., and a daughter Mrs. Campbell of Albuquerque, and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Sutton, Corsicana; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Mrs. Bagby was a former teacher in the Corsicana Public Schools and served as Society Editor of the Corsicana Daily Sun for many years. During her residence here, she was a member of the Corsicana Garden Club, the Nature Study Club, the Delphian Society, and Kinsloe House (a charter member). She was also a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector of St. John’s Church, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 9, 1957
  • w/o Scott Clark Bagby, Sr. married Jun. 27, 1909; d/o Hilary Wentz Bruner & Zenora B. “Nora’ (Goodwin) Bruner
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Mrs. Adele Bagby Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Adele Bagby, former resident, who died in Albuquerque, N. M., Monday night, will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Friday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector of the church of which Mrs. Bagby was long an active member.

A former teacher and Society Editor of the Corsicana Daily Sun for many years, Mrs. Bagby was active in St. John’s church, Corsicana Garden Club, Nature Study club, Delphian Society, a charter member of the Kinsloe House, and other organizations.

Mrs. Bagby was stricken in Houston three weeks ago while en route to Crockett and Corsicana from Miami, Fla. And was taken by train to Albuquerque.

Surviving are two sons, Scott Bagby, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Hilary Bagby, Miami, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Ilo G. Campbell, Albuquerque, N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Sutton, Corsicana; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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Friday Services For Mrs. Bagby

Funeral services for Mrs. Adele Bagby will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church Friday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolfe, Jr., rector of the church.

A former teacher and for years Society Editor of the Corsicana Daily Sun, Mrs. Bagby died in Albuquerque, N. M., Monday night. She was prominent in church, club and other activities while a Corsicana resident.

Surviving are two sons, Scott Bagby, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Hilary Bagby, Miami, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Ilo G. Campbell, Albuquerque, N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Sutton, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ed M. Polk, W. V. Mowlam, Ross Sutton, Leslie Wareing, R. C. Whitacre, Bruner Sutton, L. A. Johnson, Jr., and Robert L. Hamilton.

McCammon will direct.

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Mrs. Adele Bagby Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Adele Bagby were held from St. John’s Episcopal church Friday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector.

Mrs. Bagby, a former Corsicana teacher and long-time Society Editor of the Corsicana Daily Sun died Monday night in Albuquerque, N. M. She was prominent in church, civic and club circles of Corsicana during her long residence here.

Surviving are two sons, Scott Bagby, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Hilary Bagby, Miami, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Ilo G. Campbell, Albuquerque, N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Sutton, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed M. Polk, W. V. Mowlam, Ross Sutton, Leslie Wareing, R. C. Whiteacre, Bruner Sutton, L. A. Johnson, Jr., and Robert L. Hamilton.

McCammon directed.

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Scott Clark Bagby, Sr.
Apr 30, 1877 - Oct 14, 1918

FUNERAL OF LATE SCOTT BAGBY

Last Sad Rites Largely Attended in Oakwood

The mortal remains of the late Scott Bagby were laid to rest in Oakwood at 10:30 this morning, the funeral taking place from the family home on West Collin Street. A large procession followed the body to the grave and there were many beautiful flowers.

Rev. Chas Oberschmidt read the burial services of the Presbyterian church and Rev. Dr. Ellis of the Episcopal Church conducted the beautiful Masonic burial services at the close.

All Corsicana feels that one of the town’s most exemplary and best young men has been called to his reward, and all sympathize with his bereaved family in the great sorrow that has befallen them.

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Died in Houston

A sad co-incident to the death of Scott Bagby is that of his cousin, Mrs. R. R. Shackelford, of Houston, which took place there yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Schackelford was known in Corsicana as Miss Ethel Bagby, and spent last August here with her cousin and family. She had been married only a few weeks.

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PROMINENT MAN DEAD

Death Came After Only Two Days of Illness

Scott Bagby, one of Corsicana’s best known and most popular young business men, died at his home on West Collin street last night after only two days illness with influenza and pneumonia. He was at his place of business filling prescriptions for the sick till Friday, and was sick for some time, two or three days before he went to bed. His condition was critical before many of his friends knew that he was sick, and his death came as a distressing surprise to almost the entire community.

The deceased came to Corsicana when a child from Virginia, and his father is buried here, but his mother died while on a visit to Virginia and was buried there, and his only sister now lives at Roanoak, that state. Surviving the deceased is his wife and three small children, two boys and a girl. Scott Jr., one of the boys is now very sick.

The funeral service will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 from the home, with funeral services at the grave conducted by Rev. Dr. Ellis of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Following is the list of pall bearers: active, Walter Burgess, Guy Gibson, Conrad Matthews, Arthur Johnson, E. Y. Cunningham, E. M. Polk, C. L. Jester and P. Mayer; Honorary, Robert Watt, M. J. McClure, R. L. Reese, J. E. Butler, Murphy Williams, J. D. Cunningham, James Murphy, A. V. Partain, Arthur Caldwell, Edgar Wareing, Louis Tidd, Arthur Southerland, Geo. E. Jester, Dr. Trim Houston, Harold Tailey, Ben McKie, Hugh Jester, W. H. Hastings, R. L. Hamilton, Preston Lea, Dell Cobb, Dr. E.H. Newton, Dr. Homer Jester, Willis Collier, Henry Holmes, Sam Helm, Will Pannill, Dr. E. A. Johnson, Lawson Coulson, W. M. Harper, Allen Griffen, V.V. McKinney, Joe Wilson, Murphy Williams, F. A. Simpson, R. L. Wheelock, O. Inabnit, Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. W. D. Cross, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr., S. H. Burnett, Dr. I. N. Suttle, Dr. H. B. Bomar, Dr. T. B. Sadler, Dr. W. D. Fountain, Ralph Beaton, Hoard Kerr, Bob Johnson, W. F. Colquitt.

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Adele (Sutton) Farr
May 7, 1904 - Jul 23, 1975

Mrs. Finis Farr

Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Finis T. Farr, 71, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Jack Riley will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Galveston, she lived most of her life in Corsicana. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Finis T. Farr of Corsicana; two brothers, James R. Sutton of Corsicana and B. K. Sutton of Sherman; two sisters, Mrs. R. C. Whiteacre of Sherman and Mrs. Edens Hyndman of Denton, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Finis Taylor Farr
Oct 22, 1899 - Jul 4, 1976

Finis T. Farr

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery for Finis T. Farr, 76, of Corsicana who died Sunday in the V. A. Hospital in Waco.

The Rev. Peyton Goodman officiated. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of the services.

He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include two brothers-in-law, J. F. Sutton of Corsicana and B. K. Sutton of Sherman; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. R. C. Whiteacre of Sherman and Mrs. Edens Hyndman of Denton and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Cornelia Peyton (Bonham) Anderson
Apr 27, 1847 - Jun 7, 1915

WELL KNOWN LADY DEAD.

Passed Away Last Night After Long Illness.

Mrs. Cornelius Anderson, wife of B. H. Anderson, died last night at the family home on North Fourteenth street after a long and painful illness, aged 68 years. The deceased had been resident here for many years and enjoyed the esteem of all who knew her, and was loved by a large circle of intimate friends.

Interment took place in Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30, the funeral occurring from the home. Rev. B. W. Vining officiated and a large procession of friends were present, and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

Surviving the deceased is her husband and four children. The children are Miss Rowena Anderson, Miss Eula Anderson, Mrs. Percy Sparks and Bonham Anderson, all of whom have the sympathy of many friends in the death of the wife and mother.

C. E. Lee, A. W. McQuiston, C. H. DeLafosse, Sam Millerman, B. K. Duncan and Geo. F. Miller acted as pallbearers.

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Bailey Holland Anderson
Jan 14, 1855 - Feb 15, 1927

B. H. ANDERSON DIED HERE ERLY TUESDAY MORNING

DECEASED HAD BEEN RESIDENT CORSICANA MANY YEARS

B. H. Anderson, aged 71 years died at his home 214 West First avenue Tuesday morning at 8:30 o’clock and the funeral service will be held at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at the home and will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams and Rev. E. F. Culver pastor of the First Baptist and First Methodist churches, respectively. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, one son, Bonham Anderson, Shreveport, La.; three daughters, Mrs. P. C. Sparks, Gainesville; Miss Rowena Anderson, Honolulu, Hawaii; Miss Eula Anderson, Corsicana; one stepson, B. C. Jackson, Purdon: three step-daughters, Mrs. G. W. Marlow, Purdon; Mrs. Carl Deaton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Edward Magauirk, Corsicana.

Following will be active pallbearers; T. J. Spires, Sam Butler, J. I. Taylor, Henry Jackson, Edgar Magauirk and Joe Pickering.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 1, 1927
  • 1st wife Cornelia Peyton (Bonham) Anderson married Jan. 16, 1881 2nd wife M. Elizabeth (Brown) Jackson-Anderson s/o Baily Anderson and Mary (Williams) Anderson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR B. H. ANDERSON WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for B. H. Anderson, aged 71 years, who died at his residence, 214 West First avenue, Tuesday morning at 8:30 o’clock, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the home with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. F. F. Colver, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, one son, Bonham Anderson, Shreveport, La.; three daughters, Mrs. P. C. Sparks, Gainesville; Miss Rowena Anderson, Honolulu, Hawaii; Miss Eula Anderson, Corsicana; one step-son H. C. Jackson, Purdon; three step-daughters, Mrs. G. W. Marlow, Purdon; Mrs. Carl Deaton, Corsicana; Mrs. Edgar McGourik, Corsicana.

Atcive pallbearers were : T. J. Spires, Sam Butler, J. L. Taylor, Henry Jackson, Edgar McGourik, and Joe Pickering.

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Otis Albert Cole
Aug 14, 1896 - Sep 2, 1953

Otis Cole Rites Thursday 4 P. M.

Funeral rites for Otis Cole, 57, Mission ginner, who died in a McAllen hospital early Wednesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 4 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Cole was a native of Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his wife of Mission; a daughter, Mrs. Dwight Thomas, Fort Worth; a granddaughter, Janna Dee Thomas, Fort Worth, Mrs. Lula Cole, Corsicana; a brother, Robert Cole, Magnolia, Ark.; a sister, Mrs. Harold Green, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. D. Garrison, Drew Gillen, Jack Gillen, R. Bruce McCormick, J. Floyd Smith, and J. O. McSpadden.

Corley directed.

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Edward Turner Wooley
Apr 13, 1915 - May 12, 1915

After Nearly Two Weeks’ Illness Little Sufferer Passes Away

The three-weeks’-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wooley died at the family home, 1727 West Ninth avenue at 11 o’clock this morning after suffering for nearly two weeks with locked bowels. The vitality manifested by the little sufferer under the circumstances was remarkable, and a surprise to all who understood the little one’s condition. It’s death, while not unexpected, is a source of regret to the many friends of the family and Mr. and Mrs. Wooley have the sympathy of their friends in the trouble that has overtaken them.

Interment will take place tomorrow morning in Oakwood at 10:30. The funeral will occur from the home with Rev. L. G. White officiating.

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Buried in Oakwood Cemetery This Morning.

The remains of the one-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wooley were laid to rest in Oakwood this morning at 10:30. The last sad rites were said by Rev. L. G. White, assisted by Rev. E. A. Smith, W. H. Matthews and W. B. Landrum.

Many friends were there to extend their heartfelt sympathies and to place flowers over the bier of the little one that had been called away in the purity and innocence of its young life.

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Claude Hulen Alexander
May 13, 1890 - Nov 11, 1915

Died In San Angelo.

Claude Alexander, aged 26 years, a native of Corsicana, and a son of Mrs. Callie Alexander, died in San Angelo today after a lingering illness from tuberculosis. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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WILL BE BURIED HERE.

Remains of Claude Alexander Will Rest in Oakwood Cemetery.

The remains of Claude Alexander who died in San Angelo Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock will arrive here tomorrow on the noon H. & T. C. passenger train. The body will be taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Callie Alexander, South Twelfth street. The funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, after which the body will be laid at rest in Oakwood Cemetery.

Claude was reared in Corsicana where he is well known. He was twenty-five years of age and while he had been in bad health for some time and his death was not altogether unexpected, yet it came as a shock to his mother and other members of the family. However, they find great consolation in the fact that he had been a church member for some time and had lived a Christian life.

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Laid at Rest.

The remains of Claude Alexander, who died at San Angelo, were buried in Oakwood Cemetery yesterday afternoon, the funeral services being conducted at the First Presbyterian church by the pastor, Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt. The pastor’s talk was uplifting and comforting and there were beautiful flowers to attest the gentleness and kindness of sympathetic friends.

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Ethar/Ethel (Smith) Harvard
Jan 9, 1893 - Dec 13, 1951

Friday Services For Mrs. Harvard

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Harvard, long-time Navarro resident, who died Thursday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital after an extended illness, were held from the Corley Chapel at 3 p. m. Friday.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. T. Perritt, Baptist minister. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Navarro; two sons, Hayden Harvard, Bryan, and J. M. Harvard, Jr., Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. Ben Freeman, Dallas; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Malcolm Smith, O. C. Becker, Buck Frederick, Billy Joe Allen, Afton Smith and Pat Horn.

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December 15, 1951
CORSICANA, Texas. Dec. 14. - Mrs. J. M. Harvard's Final Rites Conducted Mrs. J. M. Harvard, long-time resident of Navarro, died in a local hospital Thursday following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Friday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, Hayden Harvard, Bryan, and J. M.
Harvard Jr., Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. Ben Freeman, Dallas, and six grandchildren.

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Patrick Henry
abt 1838 - Dec 9, 1913

Buried Here Today.

The remains of Patrick Kennedy, aged 75 years, who died in Fort Worth Tuesday, were brought here last night and interred in Oakwood Cemetery this morning beside those of his wife who died her many years ago while the couple were residents of Corsicana. The remains were accompanied here by P. J. Connally of Fort Worth.

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C. L. Jones
Apr 26, 1846 - Dec 7, 1913

Died Yesterday Afternoon.

C. L. Jones, aged 67 years, died at his home on North Thirteenth street across Post Oak creek, yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery this afternoon at 2:30. A wife and several grown children survive.

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William Gardner Lockwood
Jul 1844 - Dec 29, 1915

All Elks Notice.

Brother W. G. Lockwood formerly of this city died at Galveston this morning and will be buried tomorrow, (Friday) Morning at 9:30 from Sutherland’s undertaking parlors on Fifth avenue. Brother Lockwood will be buried under the auspices of this lodge and we urge every Elk to be present at Sutherland’s parlors not later than 9:15 in the morning.

R. E. PRINCE, E. R.
R. B. JOHNSTON, SEC.

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TWO FUNERALS THIS MORNING

D. H. Winn and W. G. Lockwood Are Laid at Rest.

The remains of the late W. G. Lockwood arrived from Galveston at 5 a.m. today, and the remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery at 10 o’clock this morning, the funeral taking place from the Sutherland undertaking parlors. Rev. C. F. Scofield read the services of the Episcopal church and the Elks lodge had charge of the remainder of the services.

M. P. Lockwood and W. S. Lockwood of Galveston, sons of the deceased, accompanied the remains to Corsicana.

The funeral of the late David H. Winn took place from the home of his son-in-law, W. A. Hammett, at 11 o’clock this morning, with Revs. Hugh Miller, Franklin Moore and George Norcross officiating. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery, a few miles southwest of the city, and a large procession followed the remains to the grave and there were many pretty floral offerings.

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Distressing News.

Was that of Mr. Lockwood’s death, who died Tuesday in Houston and whose remains were shipped here on Thursday. They were taken in charge by the Elks and buried with their impressive ceremony, from the Sutherland undertaking parlors. Less than a year ago Mrs. Lockwood was buried here, and much sorrow is felt in the passing of these former popular Corsicana people.

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David Hinchey Winn
Dec 3, 1839 - Dec 30, 1915

TWO FUNERALS THIS MORNING

D. H. Winn and W. G. Lockwood Are Laid at Rest.

The remains of the late W. G. Lockwood arrived from Galveston at 5 a.m. today, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery at 10 o’clock this morning, the funeral taking place from the Sutherland undertaking parlors. Rev. C. F. Scofield read the services of the Episcopal church and the Elks lodge had charge of the remainder of the services.

M. P. Lockwood and W. S. Lockwood of Galveston, sons of the deceased, accompanied the remains to Corsicana.

The funeral of the late David H. Winn took place from the home of his son-in-law, W. A. Hammett, at 11 o’clock this morning, with Revs. Hugh Miller, Franklin Moore and George Norcross officiating. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery, a few miles southwest of the city, and a large procession followed the remains to the grave and there were many pretty floral offerings.

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Venerable Citizen Passes Away.

David H. Wynn, aged 73 years, died at 5 o’clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Hammett, 1215 Summit Avenue, and the remains will be interred tomorrow in the Hamilton cemetery.

The deceased was a Confederate veteran and had been a resident here for many years. He was a quiet and unassuming man, but one of good intelligence and irreproachable character, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He had been a widower for a number of years and the daughter with whom he made his home was his only child.

Mr. Hammett, the son-in-law, who was until recently deputy postmaster here, is expected home tonight from Kansas City, where he now makes his headquarters as a United States post office inspector.

The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from the Hammett home, and interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Hugh Miller will be in charge of the services and will be assisted by Rev. Franklin Moore and Rev. Geo. Norcross.

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Julia Fair
1914 - Feb 18, 1915

In Memoriam.

On February 18, 1915, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Fair and bore away the spirit of little Julia Ann. Little Julia was one year and two months old. She was sick one week with diphtheria. All was done that medical aid and loving friends could do. Little Julia was a sweet little girl and loved by all that knew her. Oh how she will be missed and how dark and sad seems the way for the bereaved parents. Their burdens seem almost more than they can bear, but your darling child has gone away from you but we know she is with Jesus and the angels and there is comfort in knowing you can go to her. The home will be so silent and lonely without her, she was so cheerful and happy. Little Julia is not dead, but she is with Jesus who said “Suffer little children to come unto me.”

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Landrell, after which the little body was laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery.

One by one dear ones are leaving.
We are sad to see them go,
Yet we know we soon must follow
Them to join our loved ones dear.

If in Jesus we are trusting,
Never need we feel a fear,
We shall soar to life eternal
There to join our loved ones dear.

Her cousin, BESSIE FRAZIER.

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William Henry “Will” Hestilow
Feb 11, 1873 - Mar 26, 1915

Remains Interred Today.

The remains of the late W. H. Hestilow, who shot himself in the office of the city water works pump station just after 12 o’clock yesterday were buried in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 2 o’clock yesterday were buried in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 2 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the home of Fred Hoffman, 620 South Eighteenth street , a brother-in-law of the deceased.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 27, 1915
  • h/o Gertrude (King) Hestilow s/o George Washington Hestilow and Elizabeth A. (White) Hestilow – brother-in-law to John Frederick Hoffman and Melvina Agnes Josephine “Josie” (King) Hoffman
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Funeral Well Attended.

Rev. L. G. White officiated at the funeral of the late W. H. Hestilow, which was well attended.

An unusually sad feature of this sad death is that Mrs. Hestilow, wife of the deceased, gave birth to an infant about two hours after her husband’s death, and before she had been informed of the heartrending tragedy.

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Gertrude (King) Hestilow
Oct 10, 1875 - Mar 5, 1939

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN DALLAS ON SUNDAY

Mrs. W. H. Hestilow, age 50 years, died in Dallas Sunday and funeral services were held at Hamilton cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:30.

Mrs. Hestilow was a former resident of Corsicana but for the past 10 years had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Sidney F. Cade of Dallas.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Cade, Dallas; Miss Kitty Hestilow, teacher in the Robert E. Lee school here; Mrs. Walter Bailey, Toronto, Canada; a son Maryland Hestilow, Katy, and other relatives.

Sutherland – McCammon had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Willie Mae (Kirven) Porch
abt 1917 - May 9, 2015

Mrs. Willie Mae Kirven Porch, 97, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Twilight Nursing Home. Viewing will be noon to 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 at Scott Funeral Home, 1001 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Greater Love Outreach Church, 700 East Park Ave., Corsicana with Bishop William Lewis, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery in Rice. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home

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Johnny Mack Fowler
Aug 9, 1960 - May 3, 2015

Johnny Mack Fowler, 54, passed away in Corsicana, Texas on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Johnny was born in Waxahachie, Texas on Aug. 9, 1960 to Franklin R. “Buddy” and Nina (Collins) Fowler. He grew up in Corsicana and attended school there.
He worked for over 20 years for Asplundh Tree Expert Company as a foreman and for the City of Corsicana for five years in the parks and recreation department. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed outdoor sports so much he considered Camo formal attire. He loved spending time with family.
He is survived by one son, Johnathan Fowler and wife, Shannon; daughter, Terrica Rash and husband, Jeremy; three grandchildren: Triston, Caydon “KK” and Kailee; his mother, Nina Fowler; two brothers: Steve Fowler and Paul Fowler and wife, Pat and one sister, Deborah Toledo and husband, Tony. He is preceded in death by his father and one daughter, Crystal.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc., Ennis.

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Eugene "Gene" Lewis, Jr.
July 21, 1919 - May 6, 2015

Eugene “Gene” Lewis, Jr., 95, a lifelong resident of Freestone County passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Country Meadows Nursing & Rehab Center in Corsicana, Texas after a brief illness. One of 10 children, he was born at home near the Blount community in Freestone County on July 21, 1919 to Eugene and Jessie Elizabeth Ward Lewis.

He owned and operated an asphalt company for many years. He remained busy in retirement by building lawn furniture and replacing tool handles.

He was preceded in death by the mother of his daughters, Mary Alice Missildine Lewis Lawson; step-son, Theldon (John) Lewis; parents; brothers, Archie, William, Woodrow, McFadin, and James S. Lewis; sisters, Pearlie Dewey, Emma Key, and Laura Yow.

He is survived by his daughters, Patsy Dingler of Newnan, Georgia, Dixie Curry of Corsicana, Linda McManus and husband Billy of Kerens, and Barbara Hawkins of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Avis Eisen of Dew, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 at the St. Elmo Cemetery with Mr. Billy McManus officiating. Interment will follow in St. Elmo Cemetery.

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Mary Ann (Phillips) Boyd
Mar 20, 1938 - May 13, 2015

In loving memory of Mary Ann Boyd who passed away at age 77 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Midland Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Mary Ann was born March 20, 1938, in Blooming Grove, Texas, to Earl and Ruth (Neal) Phillips. After graduating high school, she married J. H. (Hershel) Boyd in 1955 in Navarro County. A long-time resident of Mildred, Texas, Mary Ann worked for the City of Corsicana and Mobil Pipeline in Corsicana. She later moved to Midland, Texas, and lived there until her death.

She is survived by son James R. Boyd and wife Kathy of Shorewood, Illinois, son Randal A. Boyd and wife Kim of Midland, Texas, and grandchildren Derek, Kevin, Kayla and Kristen Boyd. She also is survived by sister Judi Wieghat, brother Hub Phillips and wife Ruth, sister Patsy Morgan and husband Glen and numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation with her family will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Griffin – Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Troy Orion Coker
Jul 23, 1949 - Sep 16, 1969

LCPL TEXAS 175 GUN BTRY 1 MAR DIV
VIETNAM PH

Coker Services

Marine Lance Corp. Troy O. Coker, 20, was buried with military rites conducted by a Marine detachment and color guard Sunday at the Eureka cemetery following funeral services at 2 p.m. from Corley Funeral chapel. The Rev. B. W. Johnson officiated, assisted by the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt.

He was killed in action in Vietnam on Sept. 16.

Surviving are his parents, two brothers and two sisters, all of Houston; and his grandmothers, Mrs. A. T. Coker and Mrs. Marshall McCaslin Sr., both of Corsicana.

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Roderick Armstrong
abt 1967 - May 4, 2015

Roderick Armstrong, 47, of Dallas, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 in Dallas. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church located at 409 North Third Street. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Bobby Clarence Nickleberry
abt 1940 - May 13, 2015

Bobby Clarence Nickleberry, 74, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas. Wake will be 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Golden Gate Funeral Home in Fort Worth, 5701 E. Loop 820 South.

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Opal Inez (Roloff) Hillis
Nov 27, 1917 - May 7, 2015
 

Opal (Roloff) Hillis, 97, of Dawson, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Corsicana.
Opal was born November 27, 1917 in Rodney, Texas, one of seven children born to R.J. and Winnie (Sawyer) Roloff. She went to school in Union High and was Salutatorian of her graduating class in 1935. Opal worked at a bomb plant in McGregor, Southwestern Bell in Waco and was the manager of Dawson Coop Gin.
She married Hue Lynn Hillis on August 31, 1947 and they were married for 66 1/2 years. Opal was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Dawson where she was secretary for many years and UMW Treasurer for 25 years. She was also one of the founding members of the Dawson Cemetery Association.
Opal was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother; three other brothers, Ervin Roloff, Clyde Roloff and Vernon Roloff; two sisters, Mary McClain and Margie Roloff; her son-in-law, James Alford Morris; and her husband, Hue Lynn Hillis Sr. in 2012.
Survivors include her children, Hue Lynn Hillis Jr. and wife Cindy of Buffalo; daughter, Linda Morris of Dawson; three grandchildren, Rachel McGinnis and husband Preston of Henderson, Trey Hillis of Buffalo, and James Alexander Morris of Dawson; great-granddaughter, Charlotte McGinnis of Henderson; several nephews, two nieces and faithful friend, Vicki Campbell.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2015, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Barnett officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Donny Nesmith, Collin Bumpers, Kenneth Bumpers, Mark Mitchell, Harvey Parker Jr., Johnny Wayne Shaw and Tim Sanders.
Honorary pallbearers will be A.J. Renfro, Lum Renfro, Tony Taylor, Norman Summers and Mike Mitchell.
Memorials may be made to Dawson Cemetery, P.O. Box 126, Dawson, Texas 76639; First United Methodist Church of Dawson, P.O. Box 415, Dawson, Texas 76639; or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Max Carter
Sep 27, 1929 - May 2, 2015

Max Carter passed away May 2, 2015 in Fairfield.
He was born on Sept. 27, 1929, in Burlington, North Carolina, to William and Josephine Carter.
Max graduated from Corsicana High School and Navarro College. He enjoyed athletics while in school, playing both football and baseball. He was proud to be a member of the Barracks Bunch for Navarro College. He played for the St. Louis Cardinal’s minor league baseball team in the 1950s.
In 1985, Max retired from Purolator Courier to care for his wife Lola, as she suffered from cancer. At that time they moved to Phoenix, Arizona. After Lola lost her battle with cancer, he moved back to Corsicana.
Max enjoyed life to the fullest. Connecting with friends and former classmates filled his days. His hobbies included watching sports, fishing, and painting. He loved spending time watching sports and visiting with all the “regulars” at Don Jose’s Restaurant.
In 2005, he suffered a brain aneurysm. For the last five years, he has lived at Fairfield Nursing and Rehab where he was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. His family wishes to thank the staff at Fairfield Nursing and Rehab, Dr. J Michael Orms, and Virginia’s Hospice for the loving care you have provided.
Max treasured spending time with his daughter Becky. He also cherished the special love from his granddaughter Stacy, and her husband Albert. Stacy spent many days and nights comforting her grandpa and her mother Becky. He waited patiently for his daughter Carolyn and her husband Earl to call. Their phone calls would always brighten his day. He looked forward to Becky bringing the great grandchildren, Jeremy, Abigail, and Ava, by to see him. Trips to see grandpa and check on the birds were made often.
He loved talking sports with his grandson Brian. He would often be found sitting cheering on his favorite teams the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, University of Texas, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
His sense of humor will be missed by all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Josephine Carter; brothers, Leslie, Lew, and Bill Carter; his wife, Lola; daughter, Carolyn Brown and Reggie Langston.
Max is survived by his children, Becky and husband Larry Long of Streetman, Larry Carter of Corsicana, Ron Carter of College Station, Rhonda and Gary Rolf, Rickey Langston; son-in-law, Earl Brown; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and classmates.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Cade Cemetery in Streetman, with Earl Brown officiating. Cade Cemetery is located at the first Streetman exit #213, go west on FM 246, less than a mile.
The family requests donations be made to The Navarro County Relay for Life, PO Box 2256, Corsicana, TX 75151, in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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T. J. Sullivan
May 10, 1860 - Nov 29, 1921

Died Here Yesterday.

T. J. Sullivan, aged 61, died at his home, 710 South Fourteenth street yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in Oakwood today at 2:30 p.m.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1921
  • (T. J. Sullivan monument says May 10, 1861 - Nov. 29, 1922—death certificate says May 10, 1860 - Nov. 29, 1921—newspaper obit is 1921)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

John Archer Read, Judge
Nov 30, 1873 - Sep 27, 1915

FUNERAL DELAYED TODAY.

Body Believed to Have Been Delayed At New Orleans.

The body of the late Judge Jno. Archer Reed, who died in Ashville, North Carolina, and whose funeral was to have taken place this morning from the home of his aunt, Mrs. W. H. Matchett, has been delayed by reason of the gulf storm in the vicinity of New Orleans.

The body is supposed to have been delayed at New Orleans, and as the wires are down between Houston and New Orleans, no communication could be had today., It is presumed, however that the body will arrive here tomorrow morning. The two brothers of the deceased are with the remains, and a number of Houston friends of the deceased are expected to join them in Houston.

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REMAINS ARRIVE THIS MORNING

Interment Took Place in Oakwood After Services at W. H. Matchett’s

The remains of the late Judge John Archer Read, of Houston, who died in Asheville, North Carolina Monday, came in this morning on a special train from Houston, where their arrival was twenty-eight hours late as a result of storm damages to railroads near New Orleans. Accompanying the remains to Corsicana were: J. W. Lewis, J. P. Houston, R. A. Welch and T. C. McRae, all members of the Houston bar. The remains were taken at once to the home of Mrs. W. H. Matchett, an aunt of the deceased, and the funeral services were held there at 10 o’clock this morning, with Rev. Chas Oberschmidt officiating. Rev. Horace Bishop of Waxahachie was to have officiated and came here yesterday for the purpose, but because the remains were delayed, Dr. Bishop had to return home for another engagement.

The honorary pallbearers were: Hons. R. S. Neblett and Luther A. Johnson of Corsicana, J. W. Lewis, J. P. Houston, R. A. Welch and T. C. McRae of Houston.

The active pallbearers, formerly class mates of the deceased in the Corsicana public schools, were; Ben Simkins, A. G. Elliott, John R. Mays, J. E. Butler, W. M. Peck and Geo. E. Jester.

The services were largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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William Herbert Matchett
Oct 21, 1845 - Dec 25, 1920

A RESIDENT FOR MANY YEARS.

W. H. Matchett Dies Following Long Illness.

Wm. H. Matchett died at his residence 320 West Collin street Saturday at 9 p.m. and was buried Sunday at 3 o’clock in the afternoon in Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Carleton H. Story, pastor of the First Presbyterian church conducted the services. The pallbearers were Judge J. M. Blanding, Hon. J. H. Woods, Cullen Dunn, Sterling Wood, Dr. L. E. Kelton and L. A. Pinkston. He is survived by his wife and son, Wm. E. Matchett of Dallas.

Mr. Matchett had been a resident of Corsicana for many years and enjoyed a large acquaintance not only in Corsicana but in Navarro county. For several years he was engaged in the cotton business, but owing to ill health retired from active life and for some time has been confined to his home. He was always courteous and had many friends who will deeply regret that he has been called from the walks of life.

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Pauline Embra (Scott) Wood
Aug 10, 1828 - Sep 8, 1909

Venerable Lady Dead.

Mrs. Pauline E. Wood, wife of the late Judge Frank P. Wood, for many years a resident of Corsicana, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Matchett, last night, at the advanced age of 81 years, loved and revered by all who knew her. The funeral took place this afternoon at the residence at 5 o’clock. Rev. R. T. Phillips officiating, and J. M. Blanding, J. H. Woods, A. C. Johnson, C. H. Mills, Dr. L. E. Kelton and Aaron Fergusson acting as pall bearers.

A large procession followed the remains to Oakwood Cemetery and the floral offerings were many and beautiful which laid above her resting place.

Surviving the deceased are her children; Mrs. W. H. Matchett, Frank P. Wood, Mrs. J. H. Rice, Mrs. J. B. Stiteler of Dallas,; Mrs. Fannie Rouse of Baltimore and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Carrie Wood.

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William Sphinx Read
Dec 30, 1867 - Jul 20, 1920

WELL KNOWN FARMER DEAD

Supposed to Have Taken Carbolic Acid Because of III Health

W. S. (Sphinx) Reed, a farmer of the Retreat community six miles south of here, was found dead at his home late yesterday afternoon, his body being on the floor, and an empty bottle that had contained six ounces of carbolic acid was nearby. The deceased had been a sufferer from Bright's disease for some time, and was often very despondent. The deceased had spent Monday night with his brother-in-law, Will Thorn, at Navarro Mills, taking his only child , a boy of twelve years with him. Yesterday morning when he went to leave he told Mr. and Mrs. Thorn that he wanted to leave the boy with them and wanted him to make his home with them, and that he would go to his home near Retreat and see how everything was getting on. He was in Corsicana during the day and was seen going to his home from here early in the afternoon, and is supposed to have taken the deadly drink as soon as he reached the house, as he had left his horse hitched to the buggy at the gate.

Soon after the body was found it was brought to the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors and prepared for burial and was then taken to the home of Frank Holloway, near Retreat and the funeral took place from there this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. L.C. Howell officiating, and interment was in Oakwood at 5 o'clock. The deceased is survived by his little son, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Holloway of Retreat and Mrs. Will Thorn of Navarro Mills and by two brothers, John Reed of Corsicana and Ike Reed of Retreat. He was a good citizen and had many friends who are pained at his tragic death.

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Augusta (Smith) Metcalf
Aug 2, 1880 - Dec 29, 1915

Died After Lingering Illness.

Mrs. Augusta Metcalf, aged 34 years, wife of A. S. Metcalf, died at the family home, one mile north of town on the Zion’s Rest road, at 8:30 this morning, after a long illness. The husband and two children survive. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood.

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Albert Sidney Metcalf
Sep 13, 1879 - Jun 1, 1952

Rites Tuesday for A. S. Metcalf

A. S. Metcalf, 72, died at his residence, 913 South 17th St. here Sunday night.

Services will be held from the Corley chapel at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, with Rev. H. G. Dudley officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.
He is survived by four sons; Ralph Metcalf of Big Spring, Lloyd and Theo of Corsicana and Albert of Langler Air Force Base, Hampton, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Jordan, Corpus Christi; two brothers; a twin Aylmer Metcalf of Dallas, and Frank Metcalf of Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Cora King of Houston and Mrs. Claudia Broughton of Harrison, Ark.; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Pall bearers will be Fred Pressley, Jim Walden, Grady Jones, Lloyd Carraway, Willie Cook and Jake Clifton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 2, 1952
  • 1st wife Augusta (Smith) Metcalf, 2nd Mattie D. (Roberts) Metcalf; s/o William Henry Metcalf & Mary Catherine (Watson) Metcalf
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Tuesday Rites For A. S. Metcalf

Final rites were held here Tuesday for A. S. Metcalf, 73, who died at his home, 913 South Seventeenth street, Sunday.

Services were held from the Corley Chapel, with Rev. H. G. Dudley conducting. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery..

He is survived by four sons; Ralph Metcalf of Big Spring, Lloyd and Theo of Corsicana and Albert of Langler Air Force Base, Hampton, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Jordan, Corpus Christi; two brothers; a twin Aylmer Metcalf of Dallas, and Frank Metcalf of Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Cora King of Houston and Mrs. Claudia Broughton of Harrison, Ark.; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Pall bearers will be Fred Pressley, Jim Walden, Grady Jones, Lloyd Carraway, Willie Cook and L. O. Watkins.

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Jarvis Lee Whiteselle
Aug 7, 1864 - Jul 20, 1948

J. L. Whiteselle Dies On Tuesday; Rites Wednesday

Jarvis Lee Whiteselle, 83, president of the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company since December 31, 1915, died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday morning at 11:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Born August 7, 1864 in Obion county, Tennessee, the youngest of six children of Lewis Whiteselle and Charity Ann Vollentine, he came to Corsicana on January 25, 1890, and worked with his brother, James E. Whiteselle, founder of the company.

In addition to his connection with the Whiteselle company, he was a director of the Texas Electric Railway and was a director and vice president of the First National Bank a number of years, but generally considered himself a stockman and farmer.

Surviving are two nieces, Miss Kate Lee Vollentine and Mrs. E. K. Coyner, both of Marion Va.; one great-niece, Mrs. Hudson Huffard, Bluefield, Va.; two great-great-nieces, Alice and Nancy Huffard, and one great-great-nephew, James Hudson Huffard, Jr., all of Bluefield.

Active pallbearers will be J. A. Breithaupt, Curry S. Butler, M. D. Almond, Jr.; Burney Bobkoff, T. A. Blakeney, Lewis Foster, J. N. Garitty and Duran Summerall.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 20, 1948
  • (death certificate says Charity (Peters) obit says Charity Ann Vollentine)
    Single s/o Lewis Whiteselle and Charity (Peters) Whiteselle
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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J. L. WHITESELLE RITES ARE HELD HERE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Jarvis Lee Whiteselle, 83, who died Tuesday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Wednesday morning at 11:30 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Tennessee, Whiteselle came to Corsicana in 1890 and was associated with his brother, the late J. E. Whiteselle, in business, and since 1915, had been president of the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company. He was a former director and vice president of the First National Bank here and was a director of the Texas Electric Railway Company for years. In recent years however his principal interest has been in his farm and stock-raising interests.

Surviving are two nieces, Miss Kate Lee Vollentine and Mrs. E. K. Coyner, both of Marion Va.; one great-niece, Mrs. Hudson Huffard, Bluefield, Va.; two great-great-nieces, Alice and Nancy Huffard, and one great-great-nephew, James Hudson Huffard, Jr., all of Bluefield.

Active pallbearers will be J. A. Breithaupt, Curry S. Butler, M. D. Almond, Jr.; Burney Bobkoff, T. A. Blakeney, Lewis Foster, J. N. Garitty and Duran Summerall.

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Anna Porter Rice
Dec 13, 1860 - Jul 31, 1953

Miss Porter Rice Dies Following Extended Illness

Miss Porter Rice, 92, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the family home, 520 North Fourteenth street, Friday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Saturday afternoon.

The daughter of the late Rev. John Hold Rice, a Presbyterian minister, Miss rice had resided in Corsicana 72 years.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Fannie Rice, who is critically ill, Corsicana; a nephew, B. R. Forman, Midland; a niece, Nancy Rice Forman, Midland. The following are close friends who have looked after the Misses Rice during their years of illness—Miss Loreta Gaillard, Mrs. Oneta Gaillard Barlow, Miss Lois Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Price Pate and family, all of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thorn of Angus.

Miss Rice was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church, Eureka, and Dr. Matthew Arnold, minister of Westminister Presbyterian church here.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Price Pate, A. F. Mitchell, Dave Borden, Walter Beaton, Howard Edge, Dallas; Elmer Pryor, Leroy Barlow, W. H. Thorn and W. H. Miller, Jr.

McCammon will direct.

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Double Services Held On Monday For Misses Rice

Double funeral services for Misses Porter and Fannie Rice were held from the family home, 520 North Fourteenth street, Monday at 10 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

An oft-expressed wish and prayer of Miss Porter that they go together as they lived more than 90 years was granted.

There is only 13 months difference in their ages—and only 27 hours difference in their deaths. These two sisters had lived in the same house for 90 years.

Lived Here 72 Years

Miss Porter, 92, was born in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 19, 1860, and died Friday at 2:45 p.m. Miss Fannie, 91, was born Jan. 19, 1862, and died Saturday at 5:45 p.m.

The daughters of the late Rev. and Mrs. John Holt Rice, they came in Corsicana with their family 72 years ago and had resided on the same block since that time. The father was a Presbyterian minister.

While they had been in declining health for several years, Miss Fannie’s condition became critical July 11, and 10 days later Miss Porter lapsed into a coma, rallying once before passing away, friends said and being principally interested in the welfare of her critically ill sister.

Sunday School Teacher
Miss Porter was a devout church goer and taught a Sunday school class of small boys at the First Presbyterian church until failing eyesight prevented her preparing her Sunday school lessons.

Miss Fannie was a court reporter and was secretary in the offices of Frost and Neblett law firm many years, later being secretary in the office of Prince and Taylor until her retirement in 1923.

Miss Porter was proprietor of the Rice Book Store until her retirement in 1924.

Near Relatives Dead
Brothers and sisters who preceded the Misses Rice in death included Judge John H. Rice and D. N,. Rich who died September, 1951, the operator of the Rice Business College prior to retirement about 25 years ago, and Mrs. Lizzie Rose.

No close relatives reside in Corsicana.

B. Rice Forman of Midland, a cousin came to the Rice home as a seven year old in 1912 and graduated from Corsicana High school in 1922. He has been chief clerk of the Humble Pipeline Company at Midland for several years. Other relatives include Forman’s daughter, Nancy Rice Forman, Midland and another cousin, Mary Porter Lemmon, Tennessee.

Looked After Sisters
Close friends w3ho have looked after the Misses Rice needs include Miss Loretta Gaillard, Mrs. Oneta Gaillard Barlow, Miss Lois Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Price Pate and family, all of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thorn, Angus.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor ot the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church, Eureka, and Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, Minister of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Pallbearers were B. R. Foreman, Price Pate, W. H., Miller, Jr., Dave Borden, Leroy Barlow, Walter Beaton, Howard Edge, Dallas; W. H. Thorn, A. E. Gaddy, Streetman; Harold Bunch, A. F. Mitchell, C. W. Taylor, Allen Edens, Jr.; Jimmy Dill, D. E. Summerall, Floyd Hardy, David Borden, Jim Roxburgh, Dr. E. H. Newton and Harrison Fendley.

McCammon directed.

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Fannie Y. Rice
Jan 19, 1862 - Aug 1, 1953

Double Services Held On Monday For Misses Rice

Double funeral services for Misses Porter and Fannie Rice were held from the family home, 520 North Fourteenth street, Monday at 10 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

An oft-expressed wish and prayer of Miss Porter that they go together as they lived more than 90 years was granted.

There is only 13 months difference in their ages—and only 27 hours difference in their deaths. These two sisters had lived in the same house for 90 years.

Lived Here 72 Years

Miss Porter, 92, was born in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 19, 1860, and died Friday at 2:45 p.m. Miss Fannie, 91, was born Jan. 19, 1862, and died Saturday at 5:45 p.m.

The daughters of the late Rev. and Mrs. John Holt Rice, they came in Corsicana with their family 72 years ago and had resided on the same block since that time. The father was a Presbyterian minister.

While they had been in declining health for several years, Miss Fannie’s condition became critical July 11, and 10 days later Miss Porter lapsed into a coma, rallying once before passing away, friends said and being principally interested in the welfare of her critically ill sister.

Sunday School Teacher
Miss Porter was a devout church goer and taught a Sunday school class of small boys at the First Presbyterian church until failing eyesight prevented her preparing her Sunday school lessons.

Miss Fannie was a court reporter and was secretary in the offices of Frost and Neblett law firm many years, later being secretary in the office of Prince and Taylor until her retirement in 1923.

Miss Porter was proprietor of the Rice Book Store until her retirement in 1924.

Near Relatives Dead
Brothers and sisters who preceded the Misses Rice in death included Judge John H. Rice and D. N,. Rich who died September, 1951, the operator of the Rice Business College prior to retirement about 25 years ago, and Mrs. Lizzie Rose.

No close relatives reside in Corsicana.

B. Rice Forman of Midland, a cousin came to the Rice home as a seven year old in 1912 and graduated from Corsicana High school in 1922. He has been chief clerk of the Humble Pipeline Company at Midland for several years. Other relatives include Forman’s daughter, Nancy Rice Forman, Midland and another cousin, Mary Porter Lemmon, Tennessee.

Looked After Sisters
Close friends w3ho have looked after the Misses Rice needs include Miss Loretta Gaillard, Mrs. Oneta Gaillard Barlow, Miss Lois Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Price Pate and family, all of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thorn, Angus.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor ot the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church, Eureka, and Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, Minister of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Pallbearers were B. R. Foreman, Price Pate, W. H., Miller, Jr., Dave Borden, Leroy Barlow, Walter Beaton, Howard Edge, Dallas; W. H. Thorn, A. E. Gaddy, Streetman; Harold Bunch, A. F. Mitchell, C. W. Taylor, Allen Edens, Jr.; Jimmy Dill, D. E. Summerall, Floyd Hardy, David Borden, Jim Roxburgh, Dr. E. H. Newton and Harrison Fendley.

McCammon directed.

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D. Neil Rice
Jun 8, 1856 - Jan 5, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR D. N. RICE ON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for D. N. Rice, 81, pioneer business man here, who died Wednesday afternoon, were held from the family home, 419 West Sixth avenue, Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mr. Rice had experienced a varied business, postal clerk, auditor and bookkeeper and traveling salesman prior to entering the insurance business about 25 years ago. He was a native of Louisville, Ky., and resided in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, before moving to Texas. He had lived in Corsicana for about a half century.

Surviving are his wife, nee Miss Fannie Lowry; three sisters, Misses Porter, Fannie and Lacy Rice all of Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. Joe Clark, Fort Worth, and Miss Margaret Lowry, Corsicana, and other relatives.

The insurance agencies of the city were closed during the funeral hour, 10 to 11 o’clock in honor of Mr. Rice.

Pallbearers were J. S. Murchison, Dr. R. N. Holloway, Garland Rhoads, Harry Blanding, Arthur Caldwell and L. F. Flynn.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary Lacy Rice
Sep 28, 1877 - Sep 13, 1951

Saturday Rites For Miss Rice

Funeral services for Miss Lacy Rice, long-time Corsicana resident, who died Thursday night in the Navarro Clinic, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday from the family home, 520 North Fourteenth street.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Mobile, Ala., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Holt Rice, she came to Corsicana as a child and resided here the remainder of her life.

Following a teaching career in the local schools, Miss Rice organized the Rice Business College and operated the institution for many years.

Surviving are two sisters, Misses Fannie and Porter Rice, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were James Roxburgh, William Thorn, Price Pate, Dave Borden, Elmer Pryor, A. E. Gaddy, Leroy Barlow and P. H. Loggins.

McCammon directed.

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Nannie (Lowry) Rice
Nov 29, 1862 - Jul 17, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING FOR MRS. D. N. RICE

PROMINENT IN SOCIAL CIRCLES; HAD RESIDED HERE ABGOUT SIXTY YEARS

Mrs. Nannie Lowry Rice, 78, widow of the late D. N. Rice, died at the family home, 419 West Sixth avenue, about 7 o’clock Thursday evening, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 10 o’clock Saturday morning conducted by the Rev. W. R. Hall of the First Presbyterian church. Interment will be in Oakwood.

The deceased was a native of Tennessee but had been a resident of Corsicana about 60 years, coming to this city about 1881 with her parents, the late Judge and Mrs. James Francis Lowry. She was married to Mr. Rice in 1887 and in 1937 the couple celebrated their golden anniversary, a few months before her husband’s death in 1938.

She is survived by two nieces, Miss Margaret Lowry of Corsicana, and Mrs. Joe Clark of Fort Worth, who were reared in the Rice home, and other relatives in New Orleans, and Montgomery, Ala.

For many years Mrs. Rice was active in literary and social affairs, and was a member of the XIX Century, Tuesday and Garden Clubs, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Arrangements are being directed by Sutherland-McCammon.

Pallbearers will be J. S. Murchison, Lloyd Kerr, C. L. Jester, W. P. McCammon, Sydney Marks, R. A. Caldwell and W. H. Norwood.

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Francis Peyton “Frank” Wood, Jr.
Jan 3, 1865 - Dec 17, 1926

FRANK P. WOOD OF CORSICANA VICTIM STROKE IN DALLAS

POPULAR BUSINESS MAN HERE DROPS DEAD IN MAGNOLIA OFFICES

By Associated Press

Dallas, Texas, Dec. 17.—In the act of shaking hands with a friend. Frank P. Wood, 60, leading hardware merchant of Corsicana, dropped dead in an office in the Magnolia building here Friday.

Mr. Wood was a stockholder in the Magnolia Petroleum Company. He made regular visits to Dallas on business, and had called at the Magnolia office to talk over business matters. He had just stepped into the office and reached forth his hand to greet the Magnolia officials when he dropped to the floor and was dead in a few minutes. Heart failure was given as the cause of death
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Word of the sudden death of Frank P. Wood in Dallas shortly before noon Friday caused universal sorrow among the citizenship of Corsicana. Mr. Wood had gone to Dallas Friday morning and news of his death was a great shock to his family and friends. As stated in the Associated Press dispatch above, Mr. Wood had just gone into the offices of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, of which he was a stock holder, and which company his firm has a heavy business, and was greeting his friends and acquaintances, when he dropped to the floor and died in a few minutes.

The body will reach Corsicana on the interurban due here shortly after 8 o’clock this evening. It was stated, and the funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from his late residence, 118 West First avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Ilion T. Jones of San Antonio, formerly pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church here.

Deceased is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Cullen Dunn, and numerous other relatives.

Frank P. Wood was probably one of the best known men in Corsicana, as he had not only been a resident of Corsicana for many years, but had been active in business and all other activities that were for the betterment of the city and its people. He was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, high in the councils of Masonry and was a member of the Lions Club and other social and business organizations.

Mr. Wood had been engaged in the hardware business in Corsicana many years. Before organizing the Frank P. Wood Hardware Co., of which he was the head at the time of his sudden death, he was a member of the firm of Johnson and Wood, hardware dealers, for many years. He was universally popular and his death has cast a pall of gloom over the entire city, and sympathy goes out to the heart broken wife and daughter in their hour of bereavement.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 17, 1926
  • h/o Lula Mary (Love) Wood married Nov. 23, 1887; s/o Francis Peyton “Frank” Wood, Sr., Judge & Pauline Embra (Scott) Wood
  • Submitted by Diane Richards



FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FRANK P. WOOD WERE HELD SATURDAY

PROMINENT BUSINESS MAN OF CORSICANA DIES SUDDENLY IN DALLAS

Funeral services for Frank P. Wood, aged 60 years, who died suddenly in the Magnolia Building in Dallas Friday at noon when in the act of shaking hands with one of his friends and business acquaintances were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the family home, 118 West First avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Madison Square Presbyterian church of San Antonio and until a few months ago was pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church here. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the services at the cemetery.

The deceased was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, Corsicana Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, Knights Templar and Shriner and other business and social organizations.

Mr. Wood was well-known and popular among his associates. He was a leading hardware dealer here and was at the head of the Frank P. Wood hardware company. Prior to the organization of the Frank P. Wood Hardware Company , he was connected with the Johnson and Wood hardware dealers. He also owned considerable stock in the Magnolia Petroleum company.

He had resided in Corsicana for half a century. Born in Virginia, he came to Texas with his parents when a little child. The family resided in Washington county for a few years and then moved to Navarro county.

The W. M. Tatum Hardware, Tatum and Cunningham, Cunningham Brothers and C. A. Tripp, all hardware dealers, were closed during the funeral hour.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lula Wood, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Cullen Dunn, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Rous, New York; Mrs. W. H. Matchett, Dallas; Mrs. John Rice, Corsicana; one brother, Percy Wood, Detroit, Michigan.

The body was forwarded to Corsicana late Friday.

Following were the active pallbearers:
Bige Tinkle, Kerr Cowan, R. D. Fleming, A. G. Elliott, G. W. Brillhart, J. S. Murchison, W. H. Hastings and W. M. Clarkson.

Following were the honorary pallbearers:

E. R. Brown, W. C. Proctor, E. R. Folmar, D. C. Stewart, B. H Stephens, W. H. Francis, A. C. Ehio, L. S. Sinclair, Tom Adkerson, Ferg Thompson, Roland Martin, F. V. Faulkner, T. J. Fitch, W. A Sniffin, H. E. Spaulding, J. H. Joy, M. J. McLaughlin, Joe Kilchensten, A. J. Balcom, J. H. Jenkins, Rich Thompson, Jim Slattery, D. C. Conner, F. C. Buck, J. Joak Roberts, all of Dallas.

E. E. Plumbly, Rube Stuart and Jesse Stuart, all of Beaumont; W. M. Enders, St. Louis, Mo.; Robert Fenton, Little Rock, Ark.

Dr. J. E. McClung, Dr. J. Wilson David, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. E. E. Sanner, J. S. Eubanks, R. L. Wheelock, J. L. Wheelock, Jake Hudson, Sydney Marks, George F. Baum, Robert Stell, P. Mayer, R. L. Hamilton, C. A. Tripp, Ralph Tatum, J. A. Jarrell, P. H. Loggins, J. M. Blanding, Harry Williams, C. H. Mills, D. K. McCammon, Aaron Ferguson, H. B. Barton, C. R. Terry, A. A. Guess, J. N. Edens, J. N. Garitty, B. L. Finch, W. P. McCammon, C. W. Taylor, R. N. Elliott, Guy Hamilton, S. M. Kerr, Clifford Tatum, J. D. Cunningham, Ben Rosenberg, R. W.Richmond, J. H. Wood, E. R. Glover, Sam D. Brooks, John Doggelkl, Lawson Coulson, Joe Fortson, F. N. Drane, M. A. Drane, R. A. Caldwell, E. M. Polk, C. L. Knox and W. H. Fendley, all of Corsicana; Jim Mabry, Kerens; J. A. Bonner, Eureka.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, December 18, 1926 - Submitted by Diane Richards

The entire community was astounded, as well as shocked Friday noon when the news came that Mr. Frank Wood was dead in Dallas on business on the 8:45 interurban, and had probably been in the city, only thirty minutes when death came.

Devoted friends—and they are legion—sympathize deeply with the beloved wife, daughter and grandchildren in this hour of their sorrow. Many have sustained a tender personal loss in the passing of this good man. Deep in their hearts they will keep the sweet memory of his congenial friendship.

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Attended Wood Funeral.

The following out-of-town people attended the funeral of the late Frank Wood which took place Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family residence, the Rev. Ilion T. Jones of San Antonio, assisted by Rev. David Shepperson, reading the scriptures, and giving a most impressive talk. Several beautiful and appropriate hymns were sung by Messrs. Robert Layton, Roy Leeds, Mrs. Harry Williams and Mrs. Henry Robbins, Mrs. W. H. Matchett, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Steitler, Mr. and Mrs. Doak Roberts, Messrs. George Miller, Ernest Johnson, H. Grady Holmes, W. L. Holman, E. R. Brown, W. C. Proctor, H. E. Spaulding, E. R. Folmar, Tom Adkinson, E. P. Angus, J. H. Joy, D. C. Conner, all of Dallas, Mrs. Joe C. Stephens of Fort Worth, Mr. Will Love of Galveston, and Mrs. John Brockenbrough of Waco.

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Lions’ Resolution On Death F. P. Wood

The following resolutions in memory of the late Frank P. Wood were read and unanimously adopted at the meeting of the Corsicana Lions Club Tuesday.

Our deceased brother, Frank Peyton Wood, was the son of Judge F. P. Wood and wife, Mrs. Pauline Scott Wood, both of Virginia, and was born near the city of Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, in January 1865.

Shortly after his birth, the family removed in Texas and lived for some years at the historic town of Old Washington on the Brazos, in Washington county, removing to Corsicana in the year 1872. He has lived continuously in Corsicana and on the same block in said city for more than fifty-four years.

Early in his young manhood, he became interested in the hardware business, first as clerk, then as traveling salesman. After some years he became a member of the firm of Johnson & Wood. This firm discontinuing business in 1914 he organized the company known as “The Frank P. Wood Hardware Company” and as president and manager built up a widely known and prosperous business.

In the year 1887 he was married to Miss Lula Love, a daughter of Dr. W. J. Love and wife, Mrs. M. J. Love. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Cullen Dunn and two grandchildren.

Following the faith of his father and mother, he became a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of this city and so continued to the time of his death.

He was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 174 A.F.& A.M. and treasurer thereof for more than a quarter of a century, also a member of Charter No. 41 Royal Arch Masons and treasurer of same for many years, member of Council No. 32, of Bertrand du Gueselin Commandery No. 14 K. T. and of Shriners Hella Temple.

When the Lions’ Club was organized in 1917 he became a charter member thereof and continued an active member, prompt and uniform in attendance and faithful to its declaration of purposes. He was present at the meeting held just three days ago before his death and interested as a member of the committee having in charge the Christmas offerings for poor children.

As a business man, he was self-made, energetic, progressive, well informed and with reputation for strict integrity and fair dealing.

As husband, father, and grandfather, affectionate, kind and devoted.

He was a public spirited member of the community, modest and unassuming in manner and disposition, quiet and kindly in manner and bearing.

On the morning of December 17, as he was greeting a friend, death came to him suddenly and swiftly and called him to the Silent Land.

To his stricken and bereaved wife and family, and to his relatives, we tender our sincerest sympathy and kindest wishes in this hour of grief, and pray that about them may be the Everlasting Arms.

Life’s work well done,
Life’s race well run,
Rest comes at the End.

We shall ever cherish his memory as our friend and fellow member.

A copy of these resolutions shall be duly attested and sent to his family, and a copy sent to the Corsicana Daily Sun for publication.

Respectively submitted,
W. H. HASTINGS,
J. S. MURCHISON,
R. L. HAMILTON,
J. H. WOODS,
SYDNEY MARKS.
G. M. BRILLHART,
A. G. ELLIOTT.

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Lula Mary (Love) Wood
Jun 15, 1866 - Dec 15, 1949

Mrs. Frank Wood Funeral Services Held on Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank P. Wood, aged 83 years, life-long Corsicana resident, who died at the Navarro Clinic early Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Westminister Presbyterian church on Third Avenue. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor, assisted by Rev. W. Ewing McPhail of Bay City.

Mrs. Wood, a life-time member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Love, pioneer Corsicanans, and the widow of the late Frank P. Wood, long-time Corsicana business figure.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cullen Dunn, Corsicana; two grandsons, Dr. Hugh Drane, Jr., Corsicana, and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ralph Stell, W. H. Balcom, T. R. Red, J. N. Garitty, A. G. Elliott and F. C. Paul.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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John Beverly Stiteler
Jun. 4, 1854 - May 1, 1933

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN DALLAS MONDAY

JOHN B. STITELER BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY TUESDAY

John Beverly Stiteler, aged 78 years, member of a pioneer Texas family, former resident of Corsicana died at his home in Dallas Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock and the funeral services were held at the Gaston Avenue Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery here.

He was a member of the Gaston Avenue Baptist church and had resided in Dallas for 45 years. Prior to retiring from active business in 1897, Mr. Stiteler was in the farm implement and novelty manufacturing business.

Mr. Stiteler was born July 4, 1854, at Independence, Washington county, Texas. His father was Rev. J. B. Stiteler, pioneer Baptist minister and a member of the Baylor faculty when that institution was located at Independence.

He was a member of the Baptist church, a Knight Templar, a Scottish Rite Mason and Hella Temple Shriner, holding life memberships.

The funeral cortege was scheduled to arrive in Corsicana at 3:45 o’clock.

Dr. W. Marshall Craig, pastor of the Gaston Avenue Baptist church; Dr. George W. Truett, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Dallas and Dr. J. Howard Williams, executive secretary, Texas Baptist General Convention, Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, conducted the services.

Surviving are his widow, a son, Rowland H. Stiteler, Amarillo; a sister, Mrs. W. J. McKie, Corsicana, and ten grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Judge R. J. Thorne, Judge Ben F. Looney, J. S. Durham, John D. Lambert, John H. Collum and Graham B. Boone, all of Dallas.

The Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements here.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 2, 1933
  • h/o Marguerite Haskins “Maggie” (Wood) Stiteler; s/o Rev. Jacob Beverly Stiteler & Frances M. (Halbert) Stiteler
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Marguerite Haskins “Maggie” (Wood) Stiteler
May 25, 1857 - Aug. 1, 1919

DEATH OF MRS. STITELER.

Funeral Services held From Interurban Station.

The funeral of Mrs. Maggie B. Stiteler, aged 62 years, wife of J. B. Stiteler, will be held from the Interurban station this evening at 6:30 o’clock.

Mrs. Stiteler died at the family home in Dallas last night, and services were held at the residence this afternoon, the Rev. George W. Truett officiating, after which the body was sent here for burial.

Mrs. Stiteler is survived by her husband, two sons, J. B. Stiteler, Jr., of Seattle, Washington, and R. H. Stiteler of Amarillo, three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Matchett and Mrs. John H. Rice of Corsicana, and Mrs. Charles Rouse of Baltimore, and two brothers, Frank P. Wood of Corsicana and Percy S. Wood of the Philippine Islands.

Mrs. Stiteler was well known here, having lived in Corsicana some years ago.

The Rev. B. W. Vining will officiate at the funeral from the Interurban station. The pallbearers are: J. H. Woods, J. L. Halbert, James M. Gordon, J. M. Blanding, Ben McKie and Lucius Halbert.

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Lena (Wood) Rice
Nov 17, 1858 - Jul 21, 1947

MRS. LENA WOOD RICE FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Lena Wood Rice, aged 88 years, long-time Corsicana resident, died at her home, 509 North Main Street, at an early hour Monday.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Rice had been a member for many years.

A native of Virginia, Mrs. Rice came to Corsicana early in life. She was the widow of the late John Rice and the sister of the late Frank P. Wood and James Wood, pioneer Corsicanans.

Surviving are four nieces, Mrs. Cullen Dunn and Miss Caroline Wood, both of Corsicana and Misses Marion and Helen Rouse, both of New York City, and two nephews, Dr. Peyton Rouse, New York, and Roland Stiteler, Amarillo.

Pallbearers will be Dr. L. C. Polk, H. O. Blanding, F. C. Paul, Allen Edens, Sr., Jim Roxburgh and John C. Hughes.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 21, 1947
  • w/o John Hold Rice 111, County Judge married April 18, 1882 d/o Francis Peyton “FranK” Wood, Sr. and Pauline Embra (Scott) Wood
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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