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Helen Elizabeth (Gillispie) Karnes
May 5, 1924 - May 9, 2015
 

A wonderful wife, mother, and friend, continued into her Heavenly life on May 9, 2015.  Born in Kerens, Texas, and raised in Seagoville, she lived her adult life in Dallas, alongside her loving husband Howard W.

Karnes, prior to his death in 1995.  Helen played professional basketball shortly following her high school days, as well a brief modeling career for Neiman Marcus lines of apparel. She has been best known, though, for her active participation in the lives of family, church and neighborhood/community friends, as a role model, helper, caregiver, and even much needed chauffeur to doctors, grocery stores, games and more.  Helen truly loved taking care of others.  She lived a faith that manifested itself in service.  Helen truly loved taking care of others.  She lived a faith that manifested itself in service.  Helen is survived, remembered, and adored by her children, Kay Laureen Muncaster (husband David) of Florida, Howard Keith Karnes (wife Alice) of Dallas, four grandchildren Terri, Christopher, Kevin, and Kyle, one great-grandson Spencer, as well as numerous extended family members and friends.  Memorial service will be at Ridgewood Park United Methodist Church, 6445 E. Lovers Ln. in Dallas on May 11, 2015 at 10:00 am. 

Memorial gifts may be made to Ridgewood Park UMC.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - Sunday, May 10, 2015

  • Submitted by Karen Rost from the collection of Alva Lynn Smith

  • w/o Howard Whitney Karnes; d/o James B. Gillispie and Oma (Campbell) Gillispie


Henry Pasqual Ferrer
Nov 13, 1936 - Jan 24, 2015
 
Born November 13, 1936 in Barry, TX passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Petra V. Ferrer, sons John and Henry Ferrer Jr., daughters Mary Ann Flores, Patricia Ferrer and Lisa F. Berreondo and husband Mynor, grandchildren Monica, Michael, Faustino III, Kristina, Nicholas and Vivian and 8 great grandchildren. Visitation January 27, 4-8PM with a rosary at 6PM at Gonzalez Funeral Home Dallas, TX. Funeral Service January 28 at 10AM at Our Lady of San Juan - Santa Teresita Church Dallas, TX.

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  • Dallas Morning News - Tuesday, January 27, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost from the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • h/o Petra (Vela) Ferrer - s/o Pasqual Loredo Ferrer and Elocadia (Infante) Ferrer buried at Rose Hill Cem., Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

Mardist Lon Miles
June 21, 1926 - Mar 22, 2015

At age 88, Mardist joined his Lord in Heaven where he will continue to watch over and protect all he loved, as he did during his lifetime.
Mardist joined the Dallas Fire Department, April 1, 1948. He worked his way up through the ranks to Captain while developing life long relationships with his fellow firefighters. While he worked many stations in his thirty year career, he opened and retired from Station 46, where his heart remained. Along with his fire department career, Mardist was a successful entrepreneur with many successful businesses in the Dallas Metro area, selling and retiring from Restoration Specialist in 1987. He served proudly in Germany as well as state-side. Mardist was a Mason of the highest degree in the Dallas Lodge. Mardist cherished his wife Jo Ann to whom he was married for 67 wonderful years. He was a loving father to his children, Pam and Steve as well as a loving Papaw to his grandchildren, Keith and Nicole. He loved the many friends he made throughout his life and was loved in return and will be missed by all those lives he touched. To be his friend was to be special for life. He was a faithful member of Hampton Road Baptist Church for more than 50 years sharing his deep faith with his fellow Christians. He was born in Frost, Texas to Henry Mardist and Lonnie Dee Miles, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife, Jo Ann Cohagan Miles, daughter Pamela Miles Ray and husband, Bobby, of Austin, son Steve Miles and wife Cindy of Dallas, as well as grandchildren, Keith Parks and fiance' Beth of Dallas, and Nicole Miles of Dallas, sister Joyce Dell Varner of Hillsboro and great granddaughters, Andrea, Alyssa, and Taylor, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Hampton Road Baptist Church in De Soto on Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00 pm. Graveside services will follow at the Italy Cemetery. Visistation will be held at West-Hurtt Funeral Home, 217 Hampton Rd., DeSoto, on Wednesday, March 25th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hampton Road Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice.

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Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Woolf, Sr.
May 2, 1861 - Jul 2, 1911

Was Buried Yesterday.

The remains of the late J. D. Woolf, who died at Terrell Monday morning, were interred in Oakwood cemetery yesterday morning at 10:30 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the home of his son-in-law, Geo. Roxburgh, 637 North Thirteenth street.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, July 5, 1911
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Jennie B. (Maddox) Woolf married Nov. 28, 1877 2nd wife Temperance “Tempie” (Airheart) Woolf married Nov. 7, 1890; s/o Cary P. Woolf & Jane Hogins

Temperance “Tempie” (Airheart) Woolf
Sep 25, 1872 - Feb 15, 1949

Mrs. Tempie Wolf Dies At Trinidad; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Tempie Wolf, aged 76 years, died at her home in Trinidad Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Wolf moved to Trinidad from Kaufman county 50 years ago.

Surviving are a son, Jeff D. Wolf, Trinidad; two daughters, Mrs. George Roxburgh, Corsicana, and Mrs. Sallie Wolf, Houston; a brother, Pete Airheart, Trinidad; three grandchildren, Thomas Jeff Wolf, Trinidad; Jack R. Wolf, Lafayette, Ind.; and Mrs. R. J. Carraway, Strawn, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Trinidad Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery here. The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Whitney of Trinidad.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 15, 1949
  • w/o Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Woolf, Sr. married Nov. 7, 1890 d/o Mose Airheart and Margaret (Germany) Airheart
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Mrs. Tempie Wolf Rites Wednesday With Burial Here

Interment for Mrs. Tempie Wolf, aged 76 years, who died at her home in Trinidad Tuesday, was made in Oakwood cemetery here following rites Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Trinidad Methodist church, Rev. David Whitney conducted the rites.

Mrs. Wolf resided in Kaufman county prior to moving to Trinidad 50 years ago.

Surviving are a son, Jeff D. Wolf, Trinidad; two daughters, Mrs. George Roxburgh, Corsicana, and Mrs. Sallie Wolf, Houston; a brother, Pete Airheart, Trinidad; three grandchildren, Thomas Jeff Wolf, Trinidad; Jack R. Wolf, Lafayette, Ind.; and R. J. Carraway, Strawn, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Margaret E. “Mollie” (Stewart) Crawford
d. 1911

Mrs. M. E. Crawford.

Mrs. M. E. Crawford, aged 83 years, died at the home of her son, John Crawford, one mile north of town last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

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Annie (Stewart) Adams
Jun 30, 1907 - May 30, 1987

Mrs. Annie Stewart Adams, of Cockrell Hill, died Saturday in Dallas. Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Paul E. Landis will officiate and burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was a native of Fairfield, S.C. and a member of the Church of Christ.

Pallbearers will be Evan Stewart, Maco Stewart, Paul Stewart, Billy Barnes, Damon Williams, Mike Williams, Neil Singleton and Jimmy Wood.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept., Corsicana Library

Alice Linda (Bradley) Leathers
Jan 16, 1909 - June 28, 1979

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Second Avenue Baptist Church for Mrs. Frank (Alice) Leathers, 70, of Corsicana who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Gene Gardener and Rev. Cass French will officiate. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

Notes:

  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept., Corsicana Library
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Frank Lee Leathers

Drue Riley Smith
Feb 17, 1919 - Mar 10, 1955

Saturday Rites For D. R. Smith

Funeral services for D. R. (Son) Smith, 35, of Cayuga, who died of a heart attack Thursday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Reynolds, Buck and Gilbert (Boy) Smith; four daughters, Birdie, Ruby, Linda and Aline Smith, all of Cayuga; a brother, Herman Smith, Emhouse; four sisters, Mrs. J T. Arnett, Barry; Mrs. O.D. Bamburg, Corsicana; Mrs. Wayne Buchanan and Miss Imogene Sadler, both of Mexia.

Pallbearers will be Billy Ray Hurley, Arvie Bamburg, C.H. Montgomery, Jim Carnell, Jesse Collins and Paul Shults.

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Jessie (Marshall) Bailey
Jan 7, 1889 - July 29, 1933

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED DALLAS HOSPITAL SATURDAY

Mrs. Jessle M. Bailey, age 44 years, formerly of Corsicana, died in a Dallas hospital Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock following an llness of two weeks, and the funeral was held from the residence of her sister, Mrs. G.W. Weems, 750 West Ninth Avenue, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, T.G. Bailey, Dallas; four children, Lloyd Bailey, Leonard Bailey and Odie Bailey, all of Dallas; and Mrs. A. J. Gafford, Electra; and a sister, Mrs. Weems, Corsicana.

Funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept., Corsicana Library
  • 2nd wife of Thomas Edmund Bailey - d/o Sam Marshall

Virginia Louise (Bicknell) Cowan
Apr 28, 1895 - Sept 18, 1948

Mrs. Kerr Cowan Funeral Services

Funeral services for Mrs. Kerr Cowan, aged 53 years, who died at the family home, 1532 West Fourth Avenue, Saturday afternoon following a lingering illness, were held Monday morning from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Kerr Cowan, Corsicana; two sons, Kerr B. Cowan, Terrell and Horace Cowan, Corsicana; two grandsons, and mother, Mrs. Surburg, Canyon, Colo.

Pallbearers were Roy DeLafosse, Wade Smith, Hood Cheney, Finis Sela, Alton Justiss, and Harrison Fendley.

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Horace Kerr Cowan
Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 4, 1970

Cowan Rites Set Tuesday

Horace Kerr Cowan, 82, native of the Black Hills community and lifelong resident of Corsicana, died Sunday evening in Memorial Hospital. Although retired for several years, he had been a special representative of Dunn and Bradstreet financial rating service.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by two sons, William Horace Cowan of Waco and Kerr B. Cowan of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. F. R. Johnson of Detroit, Mich.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be D. P. McNeil, Alton Justiss, Hoyt Moore, W. A. Lang, Halsey Settle Jr., J. E. Davant and C. W. Cox.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Business Men's Class of the First Baptist Church of which he was a longtime member.

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Jasper Harrison Burke
Feb 19, 1879 - Sep 27, 1970

J. Harrison Burke, Prominent Banker Dies

J. Harrison Burke of Powell, prominent retired banker, rancher, extensive land owner and former county commissioner, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. He was 91.

Graveside rites and burial were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Hulen Jackson and J. Leathel Roberts, Church of Christ ministers, officiating. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was one of the organizers and was first cahsier of the Powell state Bank in 1910. Elected county commissioner of Precinct 2 in November, 1914, he resigned in the Fall of 1915 to move to Fort Stockton to operate his ranch there. While a member of Commissioners Court, the old P & S. Hospital was built by the county.

The discovery well of the Powell Oil Field was brought in on his farm at Powell while he was a resident of Clifton. Later, he moved to San Saba where he operated a 20,000 acre ranch and was president of the San Saba National Bank.
Mr. Burke was married on Dec. 23, 1909 to Miss Christine Warren of the DeArmen community. He went into semi-retirement in 1939 and moved to Corsicana where he remained until the death of Mrs. Burke in 1957. After her death, he moved to Powell and made his home with his daughter.

He was a generous contributor to the Church of Christ, the Abilene Christian College and to all community projects. He was educated in colleges in Tehuacana and at Arkadelphia, Ar.

Mr. Burke is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Paul J. Sloan of Powell; three grandchildren, Paul Harrison Sloan of Corsicana, Mrs. Henry Lewis of Canton and John Burke Sloan of Athens; and by four great-grandchildren, Lean Sloan, Paul A. Sloan, Martha Jane Lewis and Catherine Lewis.

Pallbearers were Forest Statham, R.L. Jones, Howard Jackson, Carl Butler, Alton Thomason, W.S. Price, Johnnie Mills, Paul Dresser and Ben Sloan.

The family requested memorials be made in the form of donations to the building fund of new Twilight Home.

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Selene Angelica Pillans
May 11, 1972 - May 22, 2015

Selene Angelica Pillans, 43, of Winkler, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m.
Monday, May 25, 2015 at New Hope Baptist Church with Dr. Elton McCann officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Memorials may be made to the Freestone Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 1522, Fairfield, Texas 75840 or St. Elmo Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 307 Streetman, Texas 75859. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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Selene Pillans, completed her journey to heaven on May 22, 2015. She is now in heaven and well again. Her battle against cancer has ended. She was born May 11, 1972. Being a mother was most important to her. She was a very sweet and loving mother. Her family loved and cared for her very much. Selene gave her heart to God and attended New Hope Baptist church in Winkler-St. Elmo, Texas

Together Robby and Selene have five children, Robert Pillans, Elizabeth Pillans, Alexandra Gallardo, Alondra Gallardo and Raul Gallardo. She leaved behind her husband, Robby Pillans and her children. She is also survived by her father, Ricardo Pacheco and her five sisters, Susana Aguirre Gallardo, Rebeca Aguirre De Guerrero and husband Toni, Ana Luysa Aguirre De Anchondo, Julieta Aguirre De Godinez and husband Charlie, Rosalva Pacheco Gallardo. Father in law and mother in law, Benny and Cheryl Pillans, sister in law, Cherrilyn Robertson and husband Jay and their daughter Emily. Many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Josefina Aguirre.

Visitation will be 3-5 pm Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:30 am Monday, May 25, 2015 at New Hope Baptist Church with Dr. Elton McCann officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorials may be made if you wish to the Freestone Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 1522 Fairfield, Texas 75840 or St. Elmo Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 307 Streetman, Texas 75859

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Pamela Diane (Chapman) Worsham-Warren-Hudson
Aug 24, 1958 - May 22, 2015

Pamela Diane Hudson of Jack County, Texas, was born on Aug. 24, 1958 in Dallas, to Doug and Marie (Jacobs) Chapman. She passed away on Friday May 22, 2015. She was 56 years old.

Pam graduated from Tarleton State University in 1993 with a teaching degree and went on to get her Masters of Education Administration in 2004 and a Masters in Counseling in 2014. She was a Licensed Professional Counselor. She married Devin Hudson on March 6, 2004 in DeLeon, Texas. She was employed by Faith Community Hospital and Poolville ISD. Above all else she was a loving wife, mother, daughter, aunt and friend.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Marie Chapman.

Among the many who will cherish her memory include her husband, Devin; her children, Daniel Worsham, Deserae Warren, Demi Warren, Delana Warren, Dustin Hudson, Jordan and wife Korie Hudson, and Tiffany and husband Wayne Moore; mother-in-law and father-in-law, LaNell and Wayne Hudson; father, Doug Chapman; sister, Debbie Church and husband Brad; brothers, Mark Chapman and wife Stacy, Michael Chapman and wife Nicole, Chris Chapman and wife Jeni, and Mike Brake and wife Becky; grandchildren, Aubrie, Elliot, Malachi and Makaayla; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and co-workers.

There will be a visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday May 26, 2015, at Coker Funeral Home in Jacksboro, Texas.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday May 27, 2015, at First Assembly of God Church in Jacksboro with interment to follow at 3 p.m. at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Arrangements by Coker Funeral Home, Jacksboro.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 28, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Guy Patrick Worsham, Joseph Bryan Warren & Devin Hudson; d/o Douglas Joel Chapman & Gussie Marie (Jacobs) Chapman
     

Rickey Wayne Auerbach
Feb 19, 1954 - May 23, 2015
 
Rickey Wayne Auerbach, 61, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Corsicana.
Rickey was born in Corsicana on Feb. 19, 1954, to Glenn and Dorothy Dee (Burney) Auerbach Sr. He grew up in Kerens and graduated from Mabank High School in 1972. On June 23, 1987, he married Catherine Elaine Crawford of Kerens and they made their home in Cedar Creek Lake area from 1987 until 2005 when they moved back to Kerens.
He was a hard worker, working in construction for over 20 years and owning his own company, Aquatic Technology, for 23 years. He was a member of the Kerens Deer Hunter’s Association and the Rural Shade Country Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Gary Auerbach.
He will be remembered by all who knew him but his memory will be cherished most by his family, including his wife, Catherine Auerbach; son, Jeremy Wayne Spicer and wife Christina; daughters, Niki Crutcher and husband Jason, and Blair Serna and husband Ed; eight grandchildren, Garrett, Victoria, Mason, Brody, Hannah, Hogan, Crawford and Adren; step-mother, Haydee Auerbach; four brothers, Glenn “Coco” Auerbach Jr., David Auerbach, Randy Auerbach and Rodney Auerbach; two sisters, Brenda Fields and Debbie Edrington; and longtime friend, Buddy Lassiter.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church of Kerens with the Rev. James Johnson and Clay Reynolds officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gerdau Refractory Department.
The family requests memorials be sent to the Brain Injury Association of America at www.biausa.org.
Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 28, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Catherine Elaine Crawford Auerbach; s/o Glenn Charles Auerbach Sr. & Dorothy Dee (Burney) Auerbach

Pastor Joe Derrell Hubbard Sr.
Feb 11, 1936 - May 23, 2015

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” Psalms 37:23.
Pastor Joe Derrell Hubbard, Sr., 79, a loving husband, providing father, spoiler of grandchildren, a humble Servant, Pastor, Preacher, Mentor, Brother and Friend, just to name a few, transitioned from this life to forever be with the Lord at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Trisun Care Center surrounded by his family.
Pastor Joe Derrell Hubbard, Sr. was born Feb. 11, 1936 in Ellis County, Texas to the parentage of Ruben Hubbard and Senolia Bailey. He attended school in Italy, Texas and at the age of 12 he left and moved to Dallas, Texas. Although he did not finish school he never used this as an excuse not to work. Returning back to Corsicana, he obtained his GED through Navarro College. His work history included a truck driver for Paymaster, Cary’s Lumber Company, Oil City Iron Works and Southern Pacific Railroad as a Foreman and retired after 30-plus years.
On March 12,1955 he met and married the love of his life, “Flo” as he affectionately called her, Florine Emma Mason and to this union eight children were born.
Pastor Hubbard accepted Christ in his life and united with the Harmony Baptist Church and was baptized in 1962 under the pastorage the late Rev. Clem Jones. From that point his journey to work for the Lord began. A faithful and dependable member, hard worker in the church, trustworthy, an ordained deacon and Sunday School Superintendent and served in any capacity where needed. While serving as Superintendent, he heard the Clarion Call and the leading of the Holy Spirit to preach the Word of God. That being said, Pastor Joe D. Hubbard, Sr., received his certificate of license in the Gospel Ministry on May 4, 1986 from the Harmony Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Clem Jones. Wanting to obtain more knowledge of the Word of God he began his study at the Southern Bible Institute of Dallas, completed the course of study prescribed by the board of Directors and in evidence of Spiritual and Intellectual Attainments was granted his diploma on May 3, 1987 graduating in the top percent. He continued preaching God’s word at the Harmony Baptist Church and at any church where he was invited. Yet on the journey on March 12, 1989 he was called as Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Streetman, Texas, where he brought his first Pastoral Message on March 19,1989, his subject “The Handwriting On The Wall” scripture text Daniel 5:1-12. On June 18, 1989 Rev. Joe D. Hubbard was installed as Pastor at the Macedonia Baptist Church with the Spoken Word by Pastor Joseph Johnson, Sr., subject, “The Bible Is Right, Somebody is Wrong.”
He served as a faithful Pastor and Servant until the Lord called him home. Pastor Hubbard also served as Minister at the Woods Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Kirven, Texas. He also served as Vice Moderator of the Harmony Baptist District Association and as a Teacher of the Usher Board in the Texas State Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Anthony Hubbard, Gary Mason and Joe Derrell Hubbard, Jr.
Pastor Hubbard is survived by his loving and caring wife of 60 years, Florine Hubbard, of Corsicana; three sons, Harold Mason, Billy D. Hubbard (Sheree) all of Corsicana, and Larry Hubbard, Sr. of Tacoma, Washington; two daughters, Sharron D. Hubbard Wilson (David) and Debra Hubbard Shockley all of Corsicana; grandchildren, James Jones, Alisha Mason, Sherry Williams (Lawrence), LaKisha Constante (Martin), Nichole Mason, Joe D. Hubbard III (Jasmine), Marcellius Hubbard (Shonte), Michael Hubbard, Derek Hubbard, LaSondra Louis, Larry Hubbard, Jr., Yashema Lee, Anthony Solomon (Johnniqua), Ron’Neshia Solomon, and DeBria Shockley; a host of great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, Jayla; one sister, Rosie L. Dickens; niece, Doris Hubbard, nephew, Christopher Hubbard; great-nieces and nephews; special daughter-in-law, Joyce Hubbard; The Macedonia Baptist Church Family, other relatives and friends including special friends and brothers, Robert Reed, Labron Walker (Betty), Minister James Mitchell (Brenda), and Minister Cary Young (Alice).
Visitation is 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Wake services are 6 to 7 p.m. at the Harmony Baptist Church located at 411 East 12th Avenue, and Funeral services are 12 noon, Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Second Mission Baptist Church with Bishop John Baker and Pastor David E. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Barbara Ann (Blaylock) Long
Nov 18, 1964 - May 24, 2015

Mrs. Barbara A. Long, 50, of Rice, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Daniel Dawson officiating.
Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
 

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Mrs. Barbara Ann Long, age 50, of Rice passed away on Sunday, May 24,
2015 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She was born on November 18, 1964 in Dallas, Texas to Arvin Kenneth and Virginia Neal Blaylock.

Mrs. Long was a seamstress for many years and loving wife, mother and daughter-in-law. She loved the Lord with all her heart and was a faithful member of Second Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Long of Rice, Texas and son, Joshua Long of Corsicana, Texas.
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Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Daniel Dawson officiating. Pallbearers will be Joshua Long, Jack Gifford, Billy Young, Bobby Simmons, B.J. Young, and Steve Simmons.
Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery in Rice, Texas.

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Lane Stanley Barton
Apr 14, 1960 - May 24, 2015

 
Mr. Lane Stanley Barton, 55, of Corsicana, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.

He was born on April 14, 1960 in Corsicana to David and Juanita Ruth Leaton Barton.

He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend. He was employed with Tom’s Foods for 21 years, and then later worked with Carter Blood Care Center. He was a member of First Baptist Church, and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nita Leaton Barton.

Survivors include his wife, Rae Cene Crowley Barton of Corsicana; daughters, Laura Barton Coulston and Hope Barton of Corsicana; grandson, Connor Barton-Teran of Corsicana; father, David Barton of Corsicana; brothers, Gary Barton and wife Diane of Corsicana, and Terry Barton of Corsicana; sister, Lisa Barton Morales of Austin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. The family will have a visitation following the memorial service at the church for family and friends. Interment of his cremated remains will be held at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Christmas in Action, P.O. Box 2261, Corsicana, Texas 75151, or to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 28, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Rae Cene (Crowley) Barton; s/o David Barton & Nita (Leaton) Barton

Betty Nell (Crain) Stroube
Feb 23, 1929 - May 25, 2015
 
Betty Nell Crain Stroube of Corsicana and Athens was called home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2015 in her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Corsicana on Feb. 23, 1929 to Johnnie and Sam Crain.

Betty graduated from Corsicana High School where she received many honors, including Queen of Corsicana High. After high school, she attended Baylor University, where she went on to marry her high school sweetheart, Joe Stroube on Feb. 21, 1948. They were blessed with a beautiful marriage of 67 years and had two devoted daughters, Elizabeth and Susan Stroube.

She is survived by her husband, Joe, and her two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Ron Johnson and Susan and Terry Moore. Betty was known as “Nana” by her six grandchildren and her seven great
grandchildren: Melissa Henson Sweeney and husband Ben, Amanda Henson, Ryan Henson and wife Ann, Jordan Johnson, David Moore and wife Christina, and Meredith Moore Myrick and husband Tate. She loved and adored her great-grand children: Ella Henson (12), Mary Kate Henson (10), Elizabeth Moore (9), Joan Henson (9), Ethan Moore (7), William Henson (6), and Catherine Myrick (1).

She exemplified the love of the Father through her unconditional love for her family and others. Everyone who met her loved her. She was full of life and adventure. She played golf, rode horses, loved to travel and even learned how to fly. Her family and her faith meant everything to Betty. She is greatly loved and will be missed, but we are thankful to know that she is in the Father’s arms. Proverbs 31:28 “Her children will rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”

Visitation with the family will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home with funeral services immediately following at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Terry Moore officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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William Montgomery Tatum
May 6, 1850 - Sep 5, 1926
 
PIONEER BUSINESS MAN PASSED AWAY EARLY HOUR SUNDAY

W. M. TATUM HAD BEEN RESIDENT OF CORSICANA SEVENTY-FOUR YEARS

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock for W. M. Tatum, aged 76 years, pioneer resident and business man of Corsicana, from the First Methodist church, of which he had been a member of the Board of Stewards for forty years or more, with the Rev. C. R. Wright of Fort Worth conducting the services, and Rev. John M. Burens, presiding elder, and Rev. W. R. Beaird, assistant pastor of the church, assisting. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Pallbearers were J. L. Halbert, C. L. Jester, J. N. Edens, Sam M. Kerr, Fred Fleming, R. L. Hamilton, Lawrence Treadwell and J. S. Eubank.

The choir of the church rendered the music for the services, with Mrs. Eugenia Story at the organ, “How Firm a Foundation,” “Abide With Me,” And Jesus Lover of My Soul,” favorite hymns of the deceased were sung in a touching manner, as tears stood in the eyes of the singers, for Mr. Tatum was a friend of each member of the choir, and for many years they had all seen his face each Sunday in his accustomed place in the church.

Mr. Tatum died at his home, 729 West Third Avenue, at 6:30 o’clock Sunday morning after several days of serious illness. He had been in ill health for some time. He had recently returned from Colorado where he had gone in the hope that the climate there would put him on the road to health again. He was not helped and returned home and had seemed to be gaining in strength when he was stricken with his final illness.

William M. Tatum was born in Murry county, Tennessee, on May 6, 1850, the son of S. L. Tatum and wife, who was a Miss Lee of Virginia, the senior Mr. Tatum being a native of Tennessee also. The family came to Texas and settled at Corsicana in 1852. Mr. Tatum grew to manhood here and later married Miss Georgia Cunningham of Waxahachie, a daughter of the late George Cunningham, pioneer of Ellis county, and one of the largest landowners in that county. Five children were born to this union, one of which, Wister Tatum, died many years ago. He is survived by his widow and four children, C. A. Tatum, G. L. Tatum, Ralph Tatum and Miss Ethel Mae Tatum and two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Hilliard and Miss Fannie Tatum, all of Corsicana, as well as several grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives. These were all at his bedside when the end came early Sunday.

Mr. Tatum had been in business in Corsicana continuously for fifty-six years, and at the time of his death was president of the W. M. Tatum Hardware Co Wholesalers, and the Tatum-Cunningham Hardware Co., retailers, as well as being a director in the First National Bank. He was also a member of the Texas and the Southern Hardware Jobbers’ Association. As a business man he had built up such a reputation for honesty and square dealing that his commercial life was a success from every point of view, as evidenced by the steady increase in business from a small beginning to a business that ranked among the largest of its kind in Central Texas. When Wm. Tatum made a statement in regard to a commodity he offered for sale or in a business deal of any kind, that statement could be relied upon with implicit confidence.

Perhaps nowhere else outside of his home will he be missed to such a great extent as in church circles. For more than forty years he had been a member of the Board of Stewards of the First Methodist church. The length of his membership in the church dates even further back. He was a consistent church member and Christian and has done as much as any man in Corsicana toward the upbuilding of the First Methodist church, not only lending his spiritual aid, but always backing the church in a financial way in every forward move. He was one of the principal benefactors of the Texas Methodist Orphanage at Waco and was a close personal friend of the founder of that institution, the Rev. Abe Mulkey, for many years. He gave liberally to the institution and the little children in that home never had a better or truer friend than he was. He was most unostentatious in his charities, which were many, and cared not for publicity nor the plaudits of the multitude. He was just a good and true Christian gentleman of the true Southern type.

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Editorials

Mr. W. M. Tatum

Mr. W. M. Tatum is dead. A husband and father has been taken from the midst of his family to his home in the great beyond—Corsicana and Navarro county has lost a valued and beloved citizen—and a friend of man has passed on. As a pioneer resident of business men, Mr. Tatum has watched Corsicana grow from a village to a city of many thousand population. He was one of the city’s builders and he was always found in the front ranks doing his part when any project was advanced whereby the community would be benefitted.

He has been a loyal member of the First Methodist Church for many years and his place in this church will indeed be hard to fill. To him much credit is due for the prominent place the First Methodist church holds in the religious life of the community. He was an untiring worker and gave liberally of his time and worldly goods in building the church.

He was prominent in business and social circles of the city and he will be greatly missed by many. Even though his spirit has passed to another world his works will keep his memory fresh in the hearts of many as the years roll by and his name will always be spoken with reverence and respect.

Indeed Corsicana has lost a valued citizen—the church a valued and loved member.

The Sun wishes to join with Mr. Tatum’s host of friends in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.


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Mr. W. M. Tatum.

The book lies open—just where he last wrote—

A heritage that time and faith may keep;
Tho throbbing presses pause, for they, too, know the master is asleep.

The book lies open; turn the written page—
For love and time the hallowed records keep;
And memory guards with jealous care her own—
The master is asleep.

Corsicana lost one of its oldest most valued and best loved citizens on September 5, 1926 in the death of Mr. W. M. Tatum. Beneath a canopy of lovely flowers, tokens of love and esteem, he was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery Monday afternoon, after impressive services held at the First Methodist church—the church he loved, and of which he was a loyal member for many years.

The sympathy of friends throughout the city and state goes out to his devoted wife and his beloved daughter, sons and grandchildren.

Those from out-of-town attending the funeral were Rev. C. R. Wright and wife of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burgess, Dallas; Mrs. Y. C. Edmonson, Waxahachie; Mr. Jack Lehave, Fort Worth; Mr. Joe Speight, Dallas; Mr. John R. Corley, Mexia; Mrs. Robert Tatum, Eureka; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Langston, Powell; and others from near-by towns. On Sunday Mmes. Ed Cunningham, Borz Cunningham, Miles Hastings, Miss Betty Kate and Roger Edmonson were over for the day, but were prevented by a heavy downpour of rain from returning for the funeral.

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RESOLUTIONS ON DEATH W. M. TATUM ADOPTED BY BOARD

The following resolutions were adopted at a meeting of the Board of Stewards of the First Methodist Church held Monday night:

We, the committee from the Board of Stewards of the First Methodist Church, South, of Corsicana, Texas, submit the following:

First: In the death of William M. Tatum, our senior member, the Board of Stewards of the First Methodist Church South of Corsicana, Texas, has lost one of its ablest and most distinguished members, the county and city one of their most upright and deserving citizens, his family a kind and indulgent protector, and society an ornament of simplicity and virtue.

Second: That by a long life of honorable conduct he earned, as he merited to do, the respect of all honorable men.

Third: That as a citizen, a churchman and a friend, both in public and private life, he proved himself worthy.

Fourth: That in his life and services we recognize a lasting influence, directing up to the better and nobler aims and ends of life.

Fifth: That as a Christian he was logical, fair, upright and honest. Always unyielding and uncompromising in support of the right.

Sixth: As a husband and a father he was always kind, generous and just.

Seventh: Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be mailed to his family, with whom we deeply sympathize, and to whom we tender our sincere condolence in this dark hour of their bereavement, and that the daily press be furnished with a copy, and that these resolutions will be recorded in the minutes of the church.

A. N. JUSTISS, Chairman,
S. J. JACKSON,
R. A. CALDWELL,
Committee from the Board of Stewards.

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Milton Frederick Peters, Jr.
Nov 20, 1935 - Apr 17, 2015

Mr. Milton Frederick Peters, Jr., 79, of Kerens went on his greatest Adventure on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born on November 20, 1935 In Aurora, Illinois to Milton Frederick Peters, Sr. and Anna Marie Mauer Peters.

He was a veteran having served his country in the United States Navy. He was a retired Letter Carrier.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson, Jacob Nunamaker.

He is survived by his children, Suzanne Falco of Kerens, Steven Peters and wife Terry of Ocoee, FL, Tamara Thomas of Oswego, IL, and Jeannine Mitchell of Verona, IL; grandsons, Nelson Schmidt and wife Tawni of Sandwich, IL, Kent Schmidt and wife Betty of Mt. Vernon, Jonathan Laracuente of Ocoee, FL, Abraham Laracuente, FL, Christian Thomas of Oswego, IL, Isaiah Thomas of Oswego, IL, and Brian Klurkhorn of Verona, IL; granddaughters, Lisa Spivey and husband Matt of Bazette and Hillary Kluckhorn of Verona, IL; ten great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service and Celebration Party will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Montoya officiating.

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Henry/Heshrop M. Randolph, Maj.
Nov 22, 1832 - Oct 17, 1913

Died at Dawson.

Major H. M. Randolph, aged 86 years, and a resident of Navarro county for many years, died in Dawson Saturday night and his remains were buried there yesterday. Many years ago the deceased was treasurer of Navarro county and was universally esteemed by those who knew him.

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Anna Minerva “Annie” (Franks) Akers
Mar 1877 - Apr 14, 1915

DIED AT DAWSON.

Aunt of Corsicana Lady Passed Away Yesterday.

Mrs. Akers, wife of C. W. Akers, a well known farmer and business man of Dawson, died there yesterday after a brief illness, aged 40 years, and the remains were interred there today. The deceased is survived by her husband and three children, the youngest a babe of six weeks.

Mrs. Akers was an aunt of Mrs. Wiley Smith of Corsicana.

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Charles W. “Charlie” Akers
Jan 10, 1855 - Jan 10, 1926

AGED RESIDENT OF DAWSON COMMUNITY PASSED AWAY FRIDAY

Special to the Sun.
Dawson, Texas, Jan. 21.—Mr. C. W. Akers, a lont-time resident of Dawson, died at the home of his son, C. O. Akers, Friday morning at 3 o’clock, Mr. Akers had a paralytic stroke in the C. O. Akers dry goods store the latter part of December and at that time was taken to the home of his son where he was confined to his bed until his death. Mr. Akers was 71 years old and active up until the time of his fatal illness. He is survived by ten children, Messrs, C. O., R. M., Houston and Jeff Akers, Mesdames Nila Brown, Jimmie Cook, Ruby Davis, Gladney Flint, Misses Frances and Vivian Akers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Jan 21, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mary E. (Bowers) Akers married Oct. 26, 1878 2nd wife Anna Minerva “Annie” (Franks) Akers married Feb. 9, 1896; s/o Jackson Akers & Sarah (Castleberry) Akers
  • Dawson Cemetery

George Marshall Broughton
Jan 25, 1875 - May 13, 1910

Died at Dawson.

G. M. Broughton, a well known merchant of Dawson, aged 35 years, died at his home there yesterday, and the remains were interred from the Methodist church there this afternoon at 2 o’clock under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.

Deceased was a most excellent citizen and had a large circle of friends.

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Gustave Agustus “Gus” Hillis
Jan 27, 1883 - Feb 9, 1972

Missing Man Found Dead

DAWSON—A 90-year-old man who was the object of an area-wide search by law enforcement offices and volunteers Wednesday was found dead near the old Dawson City Lake Wednesday afternoon, according to Pct. 1 Place 2 Justice of the Peace, Aubrey Smith, called for the inquest.

Smith ruled death by natural causes in the death of Gus Hillis. The elderly man was reported missing at about 6 a.m. Wednesday and his body was found by a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter at 1:35 p.m.

The Peace Justice said Hillis apparently wandered out during the night and lost his direction. He was not fully clothed and exposure to freezing weather was probably a cause for the death, Smith said.

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Emma Freeman (Morgan) Woodruff
Dec 28, 1852 - Nov 6, 1915

DIED IN MINERAL WELLS

Remains of Mrs. W. A. Woodruff Will Be Interred Here Monday.

Mrs. W. A. Woodruff, aged 60 years, and for many years a resident of Corsicana but making her home in Mineral Wells for some years past, died at her home in the latter place this morning. The remains will be brought here for interment and will arrive tomorrow night over the Houston and Texas Central railroad at 10:48, and the funeral will take place Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the home of D. K. McCammon, 1229 West Fourth avenue. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery and Rev. J. W. Fort will officiate.

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Remains Interred This Morning.

The remains of the late Mrs. Emma R., wife of W. A. Woodruff, arrived from Mineral Wells last night accompanied by the bereaved husband, and were taken to the home of D. K. McCammon on West Fourth avenue, from where the funeral took place at 10 o’clock this morning. Rev. J. W. Fort officiated and Messrs. C. C. Walton, T. J. Walton, W. W. Walton, W. E. Pugh, Harry Sidgeley and D. K. McCammon acted as pallbearers.

A large procession of old time friends followed the remains to their last resting place in Oakwood and there were many beautiful flowers.

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William W. Donald, Pvt.
1837 - Nov 12, 1910

Died Saturday Night.

W. W. Donald, a confederate veteran, aged 73 years, died on North Thirteenth street Saturday night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery yesterday afternoon by Camp Winkler. Deceased is survived by his wife and two children, both of whom live in Fort Worth and by two nephews here, R. C. and W. C. Donald.

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Nancy J. “Nannie” (Hamilton) Elkins
Apr. 29, 1848 - Oct. 29, 1910

Died This Morning.

Mrs. Nannie Elkins, widow of the late James Elkins, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Brennan, 404 East Ninth avenue, this morning at 11:45, and the remains will be interred tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 in Oakwood cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, October 29, 1910
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James M. Elkins married Oct. 20, 1878 d/o Nathan Hamilton and Martha (unk) Hamilton per death certificate

Martin Maber Anderson
Dec 12, 1908 - Jun 7, 1911

Died.

Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Anderson of Saratoga, died last night at 9:30 o’clock at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Martin, 200 South Eighteenth street, and will be buried tomorrow morning in Oakwood cemetery, the funeral taking place from the residence of his death at 9 o’clock. Martin was two and one-half years old and was bright and interesting. His mother was visiting her parents when he was taken sick several days ago. His condition was such that his father was notified and he arrived last Sunday. All that tender affection and skill could do was done, but under the blighting influence of typhoid fever the little sufferer grew worse until death came to his relief. The parents and other relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their great sorrow.

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Laid to Rest.

The remains of Martin Anderson, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Anderson, who died Wednesday night at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Martin, were laid to rest this morning the funeral services being conducted by Rev. O. L. Hailey from the residence. The floral offerings were numerous and handsome and a large number of friends of the family followed the remains to their last resting place.

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Boyce Martin, Sr.
Dec 27, 1889 - Jan 25, 1957

Boyce Martin, Sr. Fatally Stricken Friday Morning

Boyce Martin died of a heart attack Friday morning.

The Corsicana Sun associate publisher, aged 67, was stricken at mid-morning Friday in Waxahachie while en route to visit his daughter and grandchildren in Fort Worth.

Mrs. Martin managed to bring the car to a stop at a curb in front of the Saxon-Boze-Mitchell Funeral home in Waxahachie and Martin was pronounced dead on arrival at the Waxahachie Sanitarium, in an ambulance.

Services Sunday
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor.

A native of Corsicana, Martin was a salesman for years in Louisiana before returning to his home town and accepting a position in the advertising department of the Sun-Light Publishing Company more than 40 years ago.

Prominent in the Methodist church circles, Martin had served as steward, member of the official board of the First Methodist church, district lay leader, official in the Central Texas Conference and also served on jurisdictional commissions of Methodism.

Civic Worker
An enthusiastic booster for Corsicana in financial, business, sports and other circles, he attended the Navarro Junior College-Blinn Memorial College basketball game here Thursday night and followed the Corsicana High School athletic fortunes and made most of the road trips through the years.

He was formerly treasurer of the Corsicana Camp Fire Girls organization and had been secretary of the Salvation Army advisory board for more than 30 years.

Martin was a long-time Lion, Elk, Practorian, and was prominent in advertising circles of the Southwest.

Surviving are his wife, and a son, Boyce Martin, Jr., both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Bernard, 111, Fort Worth; three grandchildren; a brother, Lowry Martin, publisher and co-owner of the Sun-Light Publishing Company, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Anderson, Dallas, and Mrs. W. B. Kendricks, Houston and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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Rites For Heart Attack Victim Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for Boyce Martin, Sr., 67, will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor, assisted by D. L. McCree, Corsicana District Methodist Superintendent, and Rev. Kenneth Dickson, associate pastor.

Martin, associate publisher of the Corsicana Daily Sun, died of a heart attack Thursday shortly before 10 a.m. in Waxahachie while driving to Fort Worth to visit relatives. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Waxahachie Sanitarium.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Bernard, 111, Fort Worth; a son, Boyce Martin, Jr. Corsicana; three grandchildren; a brother Lowry Martin, publisher and co-owner of the Sun Light Publishing Company, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Anderson, Dallas, and Mrs. W. B. Kendricks, Houston, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Martin was active and prominent in Methodist circles and the following telegram was received by the Daily Sun Saturday morning by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, Fort Worth district Methodist superintendent and former pastor here:

“In the death of Boyce Martin, Sr., Texas Methodism has lost one of the most devoted churchmen. First Methodist church its most loyal member and I a faithful friend. No pastor ever had a more deeply consecrated layman serving his church loyalty and nationally with as much fervor and enthusiasm.”

Pallbearers will be Dr. A. B. Horn, K. L. McKeown, Fred DuBose, Dave Levy, G. W. Bernard, Jr.; Wilson Griffin, Paul Moore, Loyd G. Kerr and L. M. Morton.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Corsicana Daily Sun, members of the Brotherhood Bible Class and the official board of the First Methodist church.

McCammon directs.

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Boyce Martin, Sr. Services Sunday Methodist Church

Funeral services for Boyce Martin, Sr., 67, associate publisher of the Corsicana Daily Sun, were held from the First Methodist church Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor; assisted by Dr. D. L. McCree, Corsicana district superintendent, and Rev. Kenneth Dickson, associate pastor.

Martin died of a heart attack Friday about 10 a. m. as he and Mrs. Martin were driving along a Waxahachie street en route to Fort Worth to visit their daughter and three grandchildren. They had planned to witness the parade opening the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show and Exposition. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Waxahachie Sanitarium.

A native of Corsicana, Martin was prominent in Methodist circles, local, state and national. He was a Lion, Elk, Praetorian, treasurer of the Camp Fire Girls organization here and had been secretary of the Salvation Army advisory board for more than 30 years. He had been with the local newspapers more than 40 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Bernard, 111, Fort Worth; a son Boyce Martin, Jr., Corsicana; three grandchildren; a brother, Lowry Martin, publisher and co-owner of the Sun Light Publishing Company, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Anderson, Dallas, and Mrs. W. B. Kendricks, Houston, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. A. B. Horn, K. L. McKeown, C. H. Allen, Lynne Wortham, Fred DuBose, Dave Levy, G. W. Bernard, Jr.; Wilson Griffin, Paul Moore, Loyd G. Kerr and L. M. Morton.

Honorary pallbearers were employes of the Corsicana Daily Sun, Brotherhood Bible Class and The Official Board of the First Methodist church.

McCammon directed.

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Salvation Army Pays Tribute To Boyce Martin, Sr.

The Salvation Army advisory board, in meeting Monday, paid tribute to the memory of the late Boyce Martin, Sr., who for more than 30 years served on the board, most of the time as secretary.

Silent Tribute
Board members stood in a moment of silent tribute to long and faithful service Mr. Martin had given to the Salvation Army, Chairman W. P. (Pat) Brown appointed a committee to draft and appropriate resolution of appreciation to be presented to the late secretary’s family. Named to the resolution committee were Roark Montgomery, Bill McKie and Jay Silverberg.

Mrs. Robert Hall, wife of the Corps commander, was appointed temporary secretary pending the election of a successor.

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The Educational Building of First Methodist Church has been named Boyce Martin Hall as a memorial to the late Boyce Martin, according to announcement by the official board of the church.

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Estelle (Ellis) Martin
Mar. 19, 1892 - Aug. 2, 1966

Mrs. B. Martin Dies Tuesday; Rites Thursday

Mrs. Boyce Martin, 74, native of Meridian, Miss., but long-time Corsicana resident, died in Memorial hospital Tuesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the First Methodist church, of which she was a long-time and active member, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor, assisted by Rev. Leon Baze, assistant pastor.

Mrs. Martin was a member of the First Methodist church choir for more than 40 years and also was active in other church circles, Kinsloe House, Nevin Club and other organizations.

She was also a member of the Good Will Sunday School class and the Woman’s Society of Christian Service and the Corsicana Psychology Club.

Martin Hall of the First Methodist church was named in honor of her late husband who was national advertising director of the Corsicana Daily Sun for many years prior to his death, and was an outstanding Methodist layman and leader.

Except for a few years in Lake Charles, La., she had resided here since 1909.

Surviving are a son, Boyce Martin, Jr., Corsicana, a co-owner of the Sun-Light Publishing Company; a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Bernard, 111, Fort Worth; three grandsons, Martin, Mark and Brian Bernard, and a granddaughter, Beverly Bernard, all of Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Fred DuBose, Paul Moore, Wilson Griffin, Dr. W. B. Mayfield, J. F. Lumsden, Dallas; Jimmy Cole, Dallas; Dr. A. B. Horn and R. D. Parker, Jr., Dallas.

Corley will direct.

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Mary Julia (Wall) Weatherford-Stewart
Dec. 14, 1854 - Sep. 10, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. JULIA STEWART

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Stewart, aged 86 years, former Corsicana resident, who died in Beaumont early Tuesday, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites were conducted by T. B. Thompson, minister of the Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Stewart died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Snodgrass in Beaumont.

The body arrived in Corsicana early Wednesday morning.

Surviving are two sons, Jim Stewart, Fort Worth, and Ed Stewart; two daughters, Mrs. Macon Green, Athens, and Mrs. Snodgrass, Beaumont, and other relatives.

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James M. Stewart
Jan. 31, 1847 - Oct. 24, 1922

WAS FOUND DEAD IN BED.

James Stewart, aged 75 years, and who had been a resident of Corsicana most of his life, was found dead in bed about 8 o’clock this morning at the home of his sister, Miss Nan Stewart, 309 West First avenue. He had been indisposed for some days, but was not known to be seriously sick. Surviving the deceased is his wife and four children, Ed and James Stewart of Fort Worth, Mrs. R. B. Snodgrass of Beaumont and Mrs. Macon Green of Athens, a brother, John Stewart, who has been a peace officer here for many years, and by three sisters, Misses Nan and Pinkie Stewart and Mrs. R. J. Murphy.

No announcement of funeral services will be made until all the children are heard from.

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Remains Interred This Afternoon.

The remains of the late James Stewart were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 2:30 after funeral services at the home of his sister, Miss Nan Stewart, conducted by Rev. C. A. Chasteen. Messrs. John T. Robinson, James Chambless, Tom Murphy, Dr. Hodge, J. H. Berry and A. J. Wareing acted as pall bearers. A large procession of friends followed the remains to their last resting place, and many pretty flowers were placed above his grave. Ed Stewart of Ft. Worth, Mrs. R. B. Snodgrass of Beaumont, and Mrs. Macon Green of Athens, three of his children were present, but James, who is in the West Texas oil field, did not get here.

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Addie (Stewart) Snodgrass
Apr 12, 1884 - Dec 26, 1975

Mrs. Snodgrass

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery here for Mrs. Robert Snodgrass, resident of Beaumont, who died Friday morning in Beaumont.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Snodgrass of Beaumont; two grandchildren, and a niece Mrs. Beatrice Donnelly of Odessa and formerly of Corsicana.

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Robert Bowlin Snodgrass
Nov 17, 1875 - Jun 10, 1972

R. Snodgrass

Graveside services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Oakwood Cemetery for Robert Snodgrass, 96, of Beaumont, who died Sunday there.

Griffin Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Addie Snodgrass of Beaumont, and a son, Thomas F. Snodgrass of Beaumont.

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R. Snodgrass

Graveside services for Robert Snodgrass of Beaumont were scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery. Snodgrass, 96, died Sunday in Beaumont, funeral arrangements were under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife and a son.

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Jeptha Herbert “Jep” Mitten
Feb 12, 1878 - Mar 6, 1911

Notice of Unveiling.

The Woodmen of the World are to have an unveiling ceremony over the monument of their late deceased sovereign, Jeptha H. Mitten, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock, in Oakwood Cemetery. All friends and acquaintances are invited. Members are requested to meet at Woodmen Hall at 3:30.

J. S. MILLERMAN, Clerk

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Momument Unveiled.

A pretty monument to the memory of Jeptha H. Mitten was unveiled in Oakwood Cemetery yesterday afternoon in the presence of a good crowd of Woodmen and friends of the deceased. Prof. Gladney delivered the address and H. H. Pugh read a poem appropriate to the occasion.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 7, 1911
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fleta (Parker) Mitten married Jan. 1, 1899; s/o Jeptha Warren Mitten and Martha M. “Mattie” (Foster) Mitten

Mary Catherine Adams
Oct 24, 1910 - Aug 20, 1911

Died Yesterday.

The remains of Mary Katherine Adams, aged nine months and twenty seven days, daughter of Mrs. R. D. Adams, were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery this morning at 10 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the home of the grandparents of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. John Duren, on Third avenue. The death of this little child comes as an added shock to the family as it has been but a few weeks since the death of Mr. R. D. Adams, the father of the child, Mr. Adams having married Miss Katherine Duren of this city and also having been manager of the Southwestern Telephone company here, but for several years having resided in San Antonio. The Sun joins the many friends of the family in extending sincere sympathy for the bereaved mother and other relatives.

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Joseph Alonzo “Lon” Wilson
Apr 27, 1875 - Aug 7, 1911

Died Last Night.

Lon Wilson, aged 35 years, died at the home of his brother-in-law, Geo. Walton, near town last night of pneumonia, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

The deceased was a former resident of Corsicana, but had lived in Dallas for several years past.

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Anna Charlotta (Smith) Schwerer
Jan 2, 1828 - Jun 6, 1911

Died.

Mrs. Alice F. Schwerer died at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon and the funeral services will be held from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. John Butler, 919 West Fifteenth avenue, at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning, interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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Lottie Lorene "Shorty" (Barron) Daniel
June 26, 1915 - May 29, 2015

Mrs. Lottie Lorene “Shorty” Daniel, 99, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born June 26, 1915 in Navarro, Texas to O.C. and Ludie Barron.

She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She had a great love for her Lord, and was the oldest living member of Memorial Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She would have celebrated her 100th birthday on June 26 of this year, and was the oldest member of her family. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed volunteering at school with the band and PTA organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin B. Daniel, Sr.; parents, O.C. and Ludie Barron; brothers, Euyless, Calvin, Clifton, Harold, and Harvey Barron; sisters, Theresa Spencer, Fayrene Denson, and Dorothy Jean Lawyer.

She is survived by her son, Irvin B. Daniel, Jr. and wife Elma of Garland; daughter, Sue Reed and husband Lary of Corsicana; granddaughters, Barbara Cantrell and husband Paul of Waco and Vickie Sawyers; grandsons, Dan Reed and wife Trudy of Houston and Scot Reed and wife Shelly of Mansfield; great grandsons, Collin Reed of St. George, Utah, Andrew Cantrell of Waco, Jordan Reed of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Thomas Reed of Dallas, Cory Reed of Mansfield, and Luke Sawyers of Garland; great-granddaughter, Courtney Reed of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 31,
2015 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff White officiating.
Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Dan Reed, Scot Reed, Paul Cantrell, Don Barron, John Barron, and Andy Barron.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Memorial Baptist Church,
1700 N. 45th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or to Gideon’s International.

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Elizabeth (Fuller) Everett is:



Martha Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Fuller) Everett
Jul 18, 1846 - Aug 6, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING FOR AGED WOMAN

Mrs. Elizabeth Everitt, aged 64 years, native of Alabama, but resident of Navarro county for the last 40 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie McGlohen, 1412 West Collin street, Monday evening at 8 o’clock following an illness of three months, and the funeral services were conducted from the residence Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The family had resided in the Navarro, Angus, and Emhouse communities. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, E. D. Everitt; three sons, W. D. Everitt, Emhouse; C. R. Everitt, Corsicana; J. L. Everitt, Big Spring; one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie McGlohen, Corsicana; two step-daughters, Mrs. Della Reid, Corsicana; Mrs. Julia Younger, Corsicana; one step-son, Walton Everitt, Mabank; a number of grandchildren, three brothers, Lee Fuller, Charles Fuller and Andrew Fuller, all of the Emhouse community; two sisters, Mrs. Miranda Underwood, Midlothian, and Mrs. Laura Rogers, Corsicana.

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NAMES WERE OMITTED

The names of Mrs. C. A. Donaho and Mrs. Ruth Roberts, stepdaughters, were omitted in the list of relatives surviving Mrs. Elizabeth Everett which were printed in the Daily Sun Tuesday.

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Della (Everett) Read
May 25, 1875 - Oct 30, 1943

MRS. DELLA READ DIED ON SATURDAY; RITES BE SUNDAY

Mrs. Della Read, 68, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the family residence, 720 West Thirteenth avenue, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe L. Ingram, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, John W. Read, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Vaudie Read, Corsicana; three sons, Forest W. Read, Oklahoma City; John W. Read, Jr., U. S. Navy, and Louis Read, Tyler; a brother Walter Everitt, Malakoff, and three sisters, Mrs. G. C. Younger and Mrs. Dave Donahoe, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Roberts, San Saba.

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John Wesley Read, Sr.
Aug 7, 1874 - Jun 15, 1959

John W. Read Rites Are Held

Funeral services for John W. Read, Sr., 85, former Corsicana Resident, were held from the McCammon Chapel at 10 a.m., Wednesday with Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

A retired employe of the Magnolia company, Read died at his home in Farmers Branch Monday night.

Survivors are two sons, Louis Read of Austin and John W. Read, Jr. of Odessa; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were E. M. Beckham, H. J. Wallace, M. C. Legge, Jr., Roy Thompson, Tom Allred and W. E. Garner.

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Ruth Electra (Everett) Roberts
Aug 5, 1873 - Oct 16, 1954

Mrs. Ruth Roberts Dies In Dallas

Mrs. Ruth Roberts, 81, died in Dallas Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Rudolph Chapel in Lancaster with Rev. W. M. Barties officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Hamilton Cemetery here Sunday at 4 p.m.

Surviving are three sons, Clyde E. Roberts, Garland; Chester L. Roberts, Fort Worth, and Thomas E. Roberts, San Angelo; three daughters, Mrs. Ona Roney, Lancaster; Mrs. Bell Boyd, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Beulah Russell, Houston; a brother, Walter Everett, Mabank; a sister, Mrs. Kate Donohoe, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, October 16, 195
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Charles “Charlie” Roberts married Oct. 12, 1893 d/o Enoch Davenport Everett and Viola (Stallworth) Everett

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Mrs. Ruth Roberts Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Roberts, 81, who died in Dallas Saturday morning, were held from the Rudolph Funeral Chapel in Lancaster Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. W. M. Barties officiating.

Graveside rites and burial were at Hamilton Cemetery Sunday at 4 p.m.

Surviving are three sons, Clyde E. Roberts, Garland; Chester L. Roberts, Fort Worth, and Thomas E. Roberts, San Angelo; three daughters, Mrs. Ona Roney, Lancaster; Mrs. Bell Boyd, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Beulah Russell, Houston; a brother Walter Everett, Mabank; a sister, Mrs. Kate Donohoe, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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George Conway Younger
Oct 27, 1875 - Nov 15, 1953

Monday Services For G. C. Younger

George Conway Younger, 78, retired paint contractor, died at his home, 611 West Ninth avenue, Sunday morning of a heart attack.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. R. E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Aley, Henderson county, Younger had resided in Corsicana 71 years since 1882.

Surviving are two sons, W. C. Younger, Corsicana, and Tommie C. Younger, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. W. B. Auerbach, Wortham; a grandson, Bill Younger, College Station; a granddaughter, Mrs. Steven Palmeri, Corsicana, and a great-grandson, David Ferrell, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Charlie Auerbach, Frank H. Warfield, Paul H. Miller, Jack Magarity, A. C. Lovermann, John C. Hughes, Allen Edens, T. H. Buschhaus, C. E. Whittenberg and J. I. Tucker.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, November 16, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Julia Irene (Everett) Younger married Jul. 7, 1906 s/o William S. Younger and Nancy Adaline (Williams) Younger

Daisy (Duncan) Wilson
abt 1885 - Nov 7, 1915

Death At Black Hills.

Mrs. Claude Wilson, aged thirty years, died in the Black Hills community yesterday and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 2 o’clock.

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Sarah Elizabeth (Young) Barnaby
Nov 22, 1842 - Jan 22, 1919

Obituary.

Mrs. I. L. Barnaby was born Nov. 22, 1847 in Henderson county, Tenn., and departed this life January 22, 1919, at P. and S. hospital in Corsicana, Texas. She came to Texas when only a child with her mother, Mrs. Young. Miss Sarah Elizabeth Young was married to Mr. I. L. Barnaby December 22, 1871 by Rev. W.W. Thomas (notice that she was born, married and died on the 22nd of the month.) To this happy union were born five children, Nancy Maggie who died in infancy, J. M. Barnaby of Bartlesville, Okla., Mrs. Walter Dubose and W. B. Barnaby of Corsicana, Texas, and Mrs. Lee Frazier of Roane, who survive here and were present to pay their last respects to one who was so near and dear to them for they are now left without father or mother, as their father, Mr. I. L. Barnaby was called away April 15, 1900.

Mrs. Barnaby was a true Christian wife and mother, who became a member of the Methodist church in early life and was a member of the M E Church at Zion’s Rest at the time of her death. The church has lost one of its truest members, the community one its best ladies and the home its most precious jewel for “what is a home without a mother?” But dear children and other relatives, as an old and true friend of your mother, let me say to you in this sad hour, do not weep, but rejoice that your mother was a child of God and that she will never have to suffer any more for we know your loss is her gain, for she is now at rest with God and if you will trust in her God to save your souls you can all meet her again some sweet day where there will be no more parting. Mrs. Barnaby was a kind and true friend and was loved by all who knew her. During my thirty years acquaintance with her I can truthfully say that I never heard one harmful word said of her. She was gentle, modest and patient like so many of our aged mothers are, and so few of our younger mothers are that I want to ask her daughters and granddaughters that they strive to be as true wives and mothers as she was, and to ask her children, if they are not Christians to prepare to meet God in peace and as a friend I extend to you my tenderest sympathy. But remember that God alone can comfort you in your sorrow.

Oh weep not loved ones her spirit has fled.
The body of your dear mother is consigned to its cold bed.
Her face once so lovely is for awhile concealed.

Tis sad, indeed sad, that the home once so bright,
Should have ever been clouded with tears or with blight.
But death spreads her wings over cottage and hail
And brings anguish, tears and sorrow to all.

Yet behind the dark clouds the sun still shines bright.
And morn will disperse the dark shades of the night.
And God will then wipe all the tears from thine eyes.
When you meet in the fields of sweet paradise.

Her life was so pure, her nature was love,
She has gone home to our Father above,
Where she sweetly awaits us in mansions of bliss.
Oh! Is not that home far better than this?

A TRUE FRIEND

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Venerable Lady Passes Away

Mrs. Sarah E. Barnaby, aged 77 years, died at the P. & S. hospital last night after a painful illness, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon, the funeral taking place from the Sutherland undertaking parlors at 1:30. The deceased is survived by four grown children, Walter Barnaby, Mrs. Walter DuBose of Corsicana, Mrs. Lee Frazier of Roane and Marvin Barnaby of Bartlesville, Okla.

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Sarah Elizabeth (Young) Barnaby
Nov 22, 1842 - Jan 22, 1919

Venerable Lady Passes Away

Mrs. Sarah E. Barnaby, aged 77 years, died at the P. & S. hospital last night after a painful illness, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon, the funeral taking place from the Sutherland undertaking parlors at 1:30. The deceased is survived by four grown children, Walter Barnaby, Mrs. Walter DuBose of Corsicana, Mrs. Lee Frazier of Roane and Marvin Barnaby of Bartlesville, Okla.

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Walter Beale Barnaby
Jan 7, 1878 - Apr 30, 1952

Walter Barnaby Dies Wednesday

Walter Barnaby, 74, long-time Corsicana cattle buyer, 625 North Commerce street, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Wednesday afternoon. He was a native of Navarro county.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lee Frazier, Roane; a brother, J. M. Barnaby, Bartlessville, Okla., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon.

Corley will direct.

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Walter Barnaby Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Walter Barnaby, 74, life-long Corsicana cattle buyer, 625 North Commerce street, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday from the Corley Chapel.

Barnaby died in the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lee Frazier, Roane; a brother, J. M. Barnaby, Bartlesville, Okla., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ed Keller, Arthur Boldin, Elmo Hollingsworth, Raymond Myrick, Fred DuBose, and Wade Dubose.

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Luella/Luella Everett
Feb 1898 - Mar 5, 1916

Died Near Angus.

Miss Loula Everett, aged 18 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Everett of the Angus community died Saturday afternoon at the family home, and the remains were interred at the Hamilton cemetery yesterday afternoon at four o’clock, Rev. E. T. Jones officiating.

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Georgia Stanley
abt 1885 - Dec 21, 1909

Died Last Night.

Mrs. Georgia Stanley, wife of Chas. Stanley, aged 24 years, died last night at 817 South Sixteenth street, and the remains were interred in the Modrell cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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Unknown Terrell
abt 1843 - Aug. 18, 1915

Buried at County Farm.

An old gentleman named Terrell, 72 years old, who had no relatives and whose antecedents are unknown, died at the Physicans’ and Surgeons’ Hospital this morning and the remains were interred at the county farm this afternoon. The deceased had been a sufferer from peliagra for several months, and had been kept at the county farm for several months before being taken to the hospital.

William Harrison, aged 55 years and who was sent to the county farm some months ago as a pauper, died there last night and the remains were interred this morning.

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William Harrison
abt 1860 - Aug. 17, 1915

Buried at County Farm.

An old gentleman named Terrell, 72 years old, who had no relatives and whose antecedents are unknown, died at the Physicians’ and Surgeons’ Hospital this morning and the remains were interred at the county farm this afternoon. The deceased had been a sufferer from peliagra for several months, and had been kept at the county farm for several months before being taken to the hospital.

William Harrison, aged 55 years and who was sent to the county farm some months ago as a pauper, died there last night and the remains were interred this morning.

Notes:


Sin Killer

Buried at County Farm.

The remains of the demented negro, commonly called Sin Killer, who died in the county jail Sunday afternoon were interred at the county farm today. At his death relatives near Streetman were notified and C. B. Sutherland, the undertaker, was notified to embalm his remains and relatives would come for them. The body was held for them until today and as no one came for it, interment was made at the county farm.

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Richard Mills
abt 1893 - Jul. 2, 1911

Richard Mills, Aged 18 years, at the County Farm, July 2.

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Maudie Lee (Ashford) Getts
Dec 13, 1927 - Feb 11, 2010

Maudie Lee Getts, age 82, of Greenville, went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the Colonial Lodge Retirement Center.
She was born on December 13, 1927 in Dresden, Texas to Robert and Eva Ashford, they preceded her in death. Mrs. Getts was a part of the "Greatest Generation"ť and was a shining example for all to follow. As well as raising four boys and tending to their needs, she worked in the banking industry as a vault teller. In her free time, she loved working in the yard and in her flower beds. She was a Christian woman who, before her trouble with Alzheimer's, last attended the First Baptist Church of Cumby. Mrs. Getts would easily have been considered a very hard worker and faithful friend, but the trait she would be most proud of was being called a wonderful mother and grandmother. She left a legacy for her family to follow and a void that will never truly be filled.

Mrs. Getts is survived by her husband, Lonnie Nolen Getts; four sons, James Calvin O'Neal, and wife Chiree, of Covina, CA, Kenneth Ray O'Neal, of Garland, TX, Ronnie Lee O'Neal, and wife Peggy, of Rockwall, TX, and Bobbie Lynn O'Neal, and wife June, New Orleans, LA; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. Getts will be held Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Henry officiating.
Burial will follow at the Dresden Cemetery in Dresden, TX.

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Harold Homer Carson
July 3, 1930 - Apr 21, 2015

USAF Korea
Harold Carson, 84, a retired pharmacist, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Mr. Carson grew up in Corsicana, Texas, lived many years in Lewisville and was residing in N. Richland Hills at the time of his death. He served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Carson attended Navarro College and the University of Houston where he received his pharmacy degree and later opened Carson's Pharmacy on Main Street in Lewisville.
Harold was an avid sports fan, enjoyed horse racing, any activity his grand kids were involved in and outings with ACTS 55-Plus at White's Chapel United Methodist Church.
Mr. Carson is preceded in death by his parents, Lem W. and Lucille LaPrade Carson, of Corsicana.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Robin Carson of Southlake and grandchildren, Matthew, George and Camille.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake with Rev. Steven Bell officiating. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, Donations and Memorials, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lemuel Wirt Carson
Dec 16, 1891 - July 27, 1957

Pvt US Army WWI
167 Inf. 42 Rainbow Div.
L.W. Carson Rites Monday
Funeral services for L. W. Carson, druggist, who died of a heart attack Saturday while typing a label for a prescription, will be held Monday at 4 p.m. from the First Methodist church.
The rites will be conducted by Dr. D. L. McCree, District Methodist superintendent. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Carson, a native of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, had been a Corsicana resident 24 years. He was in the medical detachment in World War I and was a member of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife and a son, Harold Carson, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. T. D. Saunders, San Antonio; a brother, Marvin Carson, Paris, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The son was on a vacation trip in Wyoming Saturday when notified of his father's death and returned by auto, arriving Sunday.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Will Miller, Bobby Baker, J. R. Hart, John Gerkin, George Hodge and C. O. Floyd.
Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Shade Carlton "Corky" McCord
Mar 25, 1944 - Mar 22, 2015

Shade Carlton (Corky) McCord, 70, of Kirvin, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Capps Memorial Chapel.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin. Pallbearers will be Clovie McCord, Shade McCord, Holden McCord, Micah McCord, Todd Mabile and Jamie McDaniel.
Albert Lee McCord will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Mr. McCord was born March 25, 1944 in Huntsville, Texas to parents Bernard Lee and Margie Musick McCord. He had been a Freestone County resident for 51 years. For 18 years he was employed with Chattanooga Glass Company in Corsicana and later retired from Ennis Extruded Products. Corky was known for his love of rodeo and bull riding. He was PRCA sanctioned and a member of the Old Timers Rodeo Association. His chief accomplishment was personally building the Weaver Rodeo Arena in Wortham.

In addition to his parents, Corky was preceded in death by a grandson, Jesse McCord and a brother, Arthur Glen McCord.

Left to cherish his memory are his three children, Clovie McCord and wife Donna of Kirvin, Tena Mabile and husband Todd of Kirvin, and Shade McCord of Kirvin; seven grandchildren, Micah McCord, Shelby McCord, Erin Dossey and husband Kris, Heather Smith and husband Bobby Tucker, Holden McCord, Hannah McCord; one great-grandchild, Kemper Dossey; a brother, Albert Lee McCord of Brazoria; and his very special one-eyed dog, Blackie.

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Joseph Anton "Tony" Luedecke
Sep 9, 1946 - Mar 16, 2015
 
Joseph Anton (Tony) Luedecke was born in Beeville, Texas on Sept. 9, 1946, to Rena and Albert Luedecke. He went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 16, 2015.

Tony graduated from William Adams High School in Alice, Texas in 1965. In 1967, he joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Omaha, Nebraska, Guam, and Laredo, Texas. After four years in the Air Force, Tony worked in Dallas for Mobil Oil, and then became manager of Jack-in-the-Box, which is what brought him and his family to Corsicana.
He then took a job with Brown & Root and spent the next 20 years as an accounting clerk with TXU. Tony was a charter member of the Northside Baptist Church Orchestra where he played baritone.

Tony is survived by Wanda, his wife of 46 years. He is also survived by his children, Joey Luedecke and his wife Kathy, Robin Maguire and her husband Mick, and Paul Luedecke and his wife Lorena, and eight grandchildren. Tony will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Northside Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lucille (LaPrade) Carson
Nov 15, 1899 - Aug 5, 1961

Mrs. Carson Dies Saturday
Mrs. L. W. Carson, long-time Corsicana resident, co-owner of Carson Pharmacy, died in Scott and White hospital Saturday morning following an extended illness.
Surviving are a son, Harold Carson, University of Houston student, employed in a Temple hospital this summer; a brother, Evans LaPrade, Houston; a half-brother, Ben LaPrade, Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Mrs. Odie Russell, DeKalb; a step-mother, Mrs. R. J. LaPrade, Houston, and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Griffin Funeral Home.

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Freddie Joe Barnett
Jan 6, 1952 - Mar 17, 2015
 
Freddie Joe Barnett, 63, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, March 17, 2015 in Dallas with his daughter by his side. He was born Jan. 6, 1952 in Corsicana to Thomas and Katherine Barnett.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and loved making custom cabinets. He was a self-employed cabinet builder and painter. He was a perfectionist at cabinet making. He spent many hours perfecting his work.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Barnett of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Aaron Hernandez of Eureka; son, Phillip Barnett of Rice; step-daughter, Jammie Tison of Garland; brother-in-law, Dan Black of Colorado; grandsons Cory and Tyler Morelock of Eureka and Bobby Tison of Garland; granddaughter, Destiny Tison of Garland; sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Pat O'Sullivan and a number of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas B. Barnett and Katherine Barnett; son, Joey Barnett and brother, Thomas Wayne Barnett.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Douglas Neal Chapman
Jul 27, 1962 - Mar 17, 2015
 
Douglas Neal Chapman, 52, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his home in Robinson, Texas.
He was born in Hamlin, Texas, on July 27, 1962, to Frank V. Jr. and Mildred (McGinnis) Chapman. He was the youngest of four children. He graduated from University High School of Waco, Texas in 1981.
Doug was a good Christian person. He loved to work and worked all of his life until he had to retire early due to his diabetes. He had a lifetime fight with this disease which he had a real battle with the past couple of years. He loved life and was a wonderful, sweet man who would do anything for others.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Keith Chapman; his sister-in-law, Janet Chapman; and his special aunt, Opal Holt.
He is survived by his brother, Dennis Chapman and his wife Ava Chapman, of Tomball; his sister, Linda Owens and her husband Danny Owens of Corsicana; his special friend and love of his life, Samantha Langsford of Waco; his special uncle, Troy Holt, of Robinson; three nieces; three nephews; nine great nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Howard Chapman officiating. Interment will follow the service in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Owens, Eric Chapman, Stoney Jacobs, Terry Jacobs, Jimmy Edwards, Troy Holt Jr, and Lynn Winstead.
Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Owens, Johnny Chapman, Hershel Irwin, and Bobby Chapman.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Charlie Manning Stringer
Nov 18, 1933 - Mar 19, 2015

US ARMY VIETNAM
Charlie Manning Stringer, 81, of Lake Livingston, went to his heavenly home to join his parents on Thursday, March 19, 2015. He was born Nov. 18, 1933 in Houston to Lert and Hattie Stringer.
He was a retired Army veteran, who served three tours in Vietnam. Following his military retirement, Charlie worked for Central Texas College in Killeen. Charlie served as an Assistant County Service Officer for Bell County in Killeen and as a Veterans Benefits Counselor for the Texas Veterans Commission in Houston.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Jane Dunnan, George Stringer, Patsy Lewis, Beth Scroggins, Timmy Stringer, and Minnie Stringer.
He is survived by his son, Van Stringer and wife Shannon Willis of Missouri City; granddaughter Natalie Willis of Missouri City; brother Emmett Stringer and wife Joyce of Medford, Oregon; numerous nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
No formal visitation is planned. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.

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James Rubert Griffith
Apr 5, 1935 - Mar 18, 2015

 
James R. Griffith, 79, of Rice, Texas passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana. He was born in Chatfield, Texas on April 5, 1935 to Dorothy and Chester O. Griffith.

James served honorably in the United States Army for over 20 years. He also worked for the Huntsville Prison, and retired from the Dallas Police Department after 15 years of service. James was a devoted family man, and was married to the love of his life, Lonnie, for 55 years.

James was preceded in death by his parents.

James is survived by his wife, Lonnie Griffith; daughter, Misty Hampton of Smith Station, Alabama; sons, Michael Griffith of Brick, New Jersey and Stanley Phillips of Rice, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home.

A Graveside Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Rice Cemetery in Rice, Texas with Dr. Darren Heil officiating, followed with Military Honors.

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Richard Martin
Oct 30, 1936 - Mar 14, 2015
 
Richard Martin, 78 of Eureka, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Gene Martin, 78 of Eureka, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Notes:

  • Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.
  • Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
  • listed in the paper as Richard and at the funeral home as Gene.
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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