abt 1887 - Mar. 17, 1916
DIED IN CARLSBAD, N. M.
Former Resident of Navarro County Will be Buried Here.
Mrs. Gertrude Spurlock, wife of Luther Spurlock, who formerly lived
in the Black Hills community, died at Carlsbad, New Mexico yesterday
and the remains will arrive here at noon tomorrow over the Houston &
Texas Central railroad, and the funeral will take place from the
train, with interment in the
West of town. The deceased was 78 years of age and is survived by
her husband and three small children, and by three uncles living
here, A. B. Haslam, F. A. Haslam and Jack Haslam. The family lived
until five years ago in the Black Hills community, and the husband
still owns a farm in that neighborhood.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Saturday, March 18, 1916
- Submitted by
- w/o Martin Luther Spurlock, Sr. married June 9, 1901; d/o
James H. Haslam & Anna Elizabeth (Rodgers) Haslam
B & D May 7, 1939
Infant Died Early Monday; Burial On Monday Afternoon
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Spurlock died at the Navarro
Clinic early Monday morning.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with
interment in the
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Mar 8, 1881 - May 23, 1918
DIED AT P. AND S. HOSPITAL
Remains Interred in the Cunningham Cemetery Today
Will Jones, aged thirty-eight years, whose home was near Pinkston,
died at the P. and S. Hospital late yesterday afternoon after two
weeks illness, and the remains were interred in the
Cunningham cemetery 2
miles west of town at 11 o’clock this morning. The deceased was a
widower and had no children. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. O.
E. Brown of Richland and Mrs. E. R. Foster of Winkler, and by two
brothers, Jack Jones of Winkler and James Jones of Pinkston.
Matthew Gilbreath Cunningham
Oct 16, 1836 - Nov 14, 1919
M. G. Cunningham, aged 83 years and twenty days, who was at one time
a resident here, died at the Masonic Home near Arlington Friday
night, and the remains were interred in the old
just west of the State Orphan Home at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon,
the Masons officiating.
Willie M. (Castellow) Bristow
Jun 7, 1866 - Jan 17, 1919
Died Near Here Last Night.
Mrs. Willie Bristow, wife of J. R. Bristow, aged fifty-three years,
died in the Mulkey farm west of here last night of influenza and
pneumonia and the remains were interred in the
this afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. H. B. Landrum of Wortham
officiating. The deceased is survived by her husband and eight
children all grown but one, and by two sisters, Mrs. E. M. Cornell
of Corsicana, Mrs. J. A. Arnold of Britton and five brothers, Kirby
Castellaw, Sim Castellaw, Tom Castellow, Robert Castellaw and Hale
Castellaw. The funeral was largely attended.
R. “Ed” Keeton
1896 - Oct 30, 1918
Died at Dawson
Ed Keeton, aged 21 years, son of W. W. Keeton, died at Dawson
yesterday and the remains were interred there today. Death resulted
from influenza and pneumonia.
Etta Jane “Ettie” (Reeves) Smith-Dean
abt 1874 - Sep 1919
Mrs. R. L. Dean Dead.
Our city was saddened Tuesday morning when the news gained
circulation that Mrs. R. L. Dean had passed away at her home Monday
night at 9:30 o’clock, of heart trouble, Mrs. Dean had been slightly
ill two or three days before her death, but her condition was not
serious and her passing away was indeed a great shock to her loved
ones and friends.
The funeral services was held at the tabernacle Wednesday afternoon
at 3:30 o’clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. E. Carraway, after
which her body was laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery.
- The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Monday, Sep 15, 1919
- Submitted by Diane Richards
- 1st husband J. W. Smith married Nov. 3, 1895 2nd Robert Lee
Dean married July 24, 1902 d/o Burgess Ransom “Bert” Reeves and
Ellenora H. (Ward) Reeves
- Dawson Cemetery,
Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
Thomas Elijah Cannon
Sep 28, 1866 - May 21, 1919
Dawson Merchant Died Yesterday.
T. E. Cannon, aged fifty-two years, and for many years a merchant at
Dawson, died yesterday at a sanitarium in Arlington, and the remains
were here this morning en route to Dawson, where interment took
place this afternoon.
The deceased had influenza last fall and had been in bad health
since. Recently he was taken to Arlington for treatment. His wife
and a daughter both died of influenza last fall and the deceased is
survived by two children. He was a popular citizen and Dawson will
feel his loss.
Malinda A. (Stacy) Clapp
Sep 1859 - Aug 19, 1919
Mrs. Clap Dead.
Mrs. Clap, mother of Joe Clap of this city and Baxter Clap, of near
town, died at the home of Baxter Clap Tuesday night, and was buried
in the Dawson Cemetery Wednesday afternoon. We were unable to learn
John L. “Jack” Franks
Nov 16, 1861 - Mar 23, 1919
WELL KNOWN CITIZEN DEAD.
Was For Many Years Postmaster at Dawson
James L. Franks, aged about fifty-five, and for many years
postmaster at Dawson, died at his home there last night after a
lingering illness with Bright’s disease, and the remains were
interred there this afternoon.
The deceased was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Tom Blair of Corsicana,
Mrs. Travis Holland of Houston, and Mrs. Will High of Blooming
Grove, and a cousin by marriage of Mrs. Will S. Knight of Corsicana.
Mrs. Knight and R. A. Caldwell of Corsicana and Travis Holland of
Houston, went to Dawson this morning to attend the funeral and Rev.
H. J. Ellis of St. John’s Episcopal church went out to conduct the
last sad rites.
The deceased was a most excellent citizen and was esteemed by all
who knew him, and the funeral today was largely attended.
PROMINENT CITIZEN DIES
J. L. Franks Was Well Known Over County.
J. L. Franks, one of Dawson’s best and most highly esteemed citizens
died at his home Sunday at 1 o’clock p.m., after having suffered a
stroke of apoplexy several months ago, since which time he had been
in a very feeble condition. His death was no surprise to relatives
and his large number of friends, for during the past few weeks he
had been hovering between life and death and little hope was held
for his recovery.
No man in Dawson had more friends than did J. L. Franks, and he
never met a friend without a friendly greeting. He was a man of
strong convictions, did his own thinking, and when he came to what
he thought was the right conclusion he was firm; however, he always
held himself open for conviction and highly respected the belief of
anyone who differed from him. Truly, it may be said that Dawson has
lost a valuable citizen and a good man who will be greatly missed.
The funeral service was held at the residence Monday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis of Corsicana, and a large number
gathered to pay a last tribute to this good man. The beautiful
floral offerings were profuse, one of the largest ever witnessed in
Dawson. Immediately after the funeral services the body was interred
in the Dawson Cemetery to await the resurrection.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Williams, Mrs. Will Knight, R. A. Caldwell and J.
H. McClain and family of Corsicana, Mrs. Will High and son, Robert,
Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Huffstutler and J. W. Spivey of Blooming Grove
and Mr. and Mrs. Travis Holland of Houston, were among those from
out of town who attended the funeral.
Edward J. Holcomb
Mar 19, 1915 - Jan 12, 1919
Died at Roane Yesterday.
E. J., the four-year old son of Mrs. Ella Holcomb, of Roane, died at
the family home yesterday and the remains were taken to
morning for interment.
Once they had a little treasure, he was their joy and pride; they
loved him too much, perhaps, for soon he slept and died. For of such
are the thought of Mrs. Ella Holcomb. On January 12th, just at 11
o’clock God sent an angel and took from them their little darling E.
J. Oh, it seems hard, so very hard to part with such a dear one as
him. This little darling suffered for some time with pneumonia, but
never did he utter one word of despair. They never did until it was
too late realize the danger of his condition. After awakening and
realizing his condition they would give, oh, so much to have their
little darling to open his pretty brown eyes, but it was
everlastingly too late. He was gone, gone! God set forth that day to
call him home as his little work was ended. They worshipped him as
they will never worship another, for there will never, no never, be
another little E. J. All was done for him that medical skill and
loving hands could do, but it seemed that God had called him to go
and nothing could restore him to health. When we think of him it is
an inspiration for better things, lifting us to a higher, purer
atmosphere. His memory stands as a living monument of truth and love
and years well spent. Oh, how he will be missed, how dark and sad
seems the way for the bereaved one; their hearts are torn and
bleeding, their burden seems almost more than they can bear. It is
all for a little while and then great everlasting happiness comes to
reign forever and forever. Little E. J. only bloomed a short time
here in this sinful world. He was 4 years of age when his heavenly
father called him up there to dwell with him, and other loved ones.
This has been five that have been called out of her home to that
sweet beyond where all is peace and happiness. But weep not, dear
mother, but look to God for aid, for it takes much sorrow and many
suffering to prepare us for a better world.
Oh, it is so sad to know he is gone, and it is so lonely here
without him. A place is vacant in their home which can never be
filled. May God guide their footsteps in the way of righteousness
and keep their minds free from the thoughts of sin, so again they
can meet little E. J. and other loved ones in that beautiful home
where there is no sad partings to com, for we don’t know what minute
this life will be ended and we should be prepared to meet death at
any time, whether it be soon or late. The remains of their little
darling were laid to rest at Dawson (beside his father.) After
arriving there it seemed more than we could bear to have its little
body cast out of our sight never to look upon any more in this
world. But when they think of where and what he is, a beautiful
little angel in heaven, it is a great relief in their sadness, for
they know he is there. In the good book God said, “Suffer little
children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the
kingdom of heaven.” They ask themselves time after time why they
grieve after this little darling, having such a great consolation as
this, but it is impossible to not grieve. He was the light of their
home and they loved him as no earthly human will ever know. May the
Lord bless each and every one who has lost a loved one, and may God
sweetly reconcile each broken heart and enable it to say, “Thy will
Written by one who loved little E. J., his cousin.
MRS. A. L. BENTLEY.
Carrie Elizabeth (Baldwin)
Nov 16, 1898 - Nov 21, 1919
(The Richland Times.)
Mrs. Oden Dead.
Mrs. Austin Oden died at her home in the Nash community Friday
night, after a short illness. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
I. Baldwin and had a large acquaintance and many friends who extend
sympathy to the bereaved. The body was buried in the
Saturday afternoon, Rev. R. C. McCullough conducting the services.
abt 1903 - Nov 1919
Marion Wilson, brother of Bill and Tom Brown died at the home of Tom
Brown west of town Monday night, after a weeks illness. Marion was
16 years of age and was never in a healthy condition. The remains
were buried in the Richland
cemetery Tuesday afternoon in the presence of a gathering of
Nov 12, 1918 - Sep5, 1919
(The Richland Times.)
Last Friday morning at 2 o’clock the nine month’s old baby girl of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Patrick died at their home in Waco. The body was
brought here and buried in the
City Cemetery Monday
afternoon. The Times joins the many friends in extending sympathy.
- The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Monday, September 5,
- Submitted by
- d/o Arthur Nan Susan Patrick Sr. & Effie Lee (Middleton)
1893 - Jan 9, 1919
Died at Richland Thursday.
Marion Griffin died at his home in Richland Thursday and the remains
were interred there yesterday by the side of his wife who was buried
there just three days before. Both died of pneumonia following
influenza One child, eighteen months old survives them.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 11, 1919
- Submitted by
- (not sure buried here, death certificate says Wortham,
Texas obit says Richland) h/o Lovie Mae (Reese) Griffin married
Aug. 19-1912 s/o J. A. Griffin and unk (Jones) Griffin per death
Lovie Mae (Reese) Griffin
1893 - Jan 6, 1919
Died at Richland
Mrs. Lovie Griffin, aged twenty five years, wife of Marion Griffin,
died at Richland Monday night and the remains were interred at
Wortham yesterday afternoon. Death came as the result of pneumonia
following inflkuenza. The husband and one child survived.
abt 1904 - abt Jun. 28, 1919
FRED BEERE DIED TODAY
State Orphan Children Say Good-Bye to One of Their Chums
Every person in Corsicana knows that there is a State Orphans Home
located just west of the city. Almost everyone has driven by and
seen the buildings set back among the trees. Some few have had
interest enough to drive in, even to go through the establishment.
We have all seen the physical plant of the home. But how many know,
how many have stopped to think that this institution is something
beside a bunch of brick buildings in which hundreds of children are
housed, how many have stopped to think that there is a human side to
this place? How many have stopped to think that in this big house
there are hundreds of little beings who have their joys, and their
sorrows, their pleasures and their tragedies?
Yes, inside these stern looking brick walls there lives a family, a
great big family, a family of boys and girls just like your boys and
your girls, a family that has as much affection for one another as
you have for your loved ones, a bunch of boys and girls who rejoice
with their associates when they are glad, who do all they can to
comfort them when they are sad. These little folks, over four
hundred of them, are not just friends—they are brothers and sisters.
And today they are all sad. Everyone from little “Brick-top,” two
years old, to the biggest brother of them all—tears moistened each
eye this morning, each heart was troubled. For Freddie died last
night. You and I did not know Freddie. We may have seen him, we do
not now recall. But they knew him, they knew him well, and—they
loved him. And now since the Father who gave him has seen fit to
take him back again, they are grieved, grieved more than any words
Fred’s last name was Beere, but they all knew him as Freddie. He was
fifteen years of age—a manly chap, a lad who according to the
officials at the Home had in him the making of a man, and a big man
Eight days ago Freddie fell off of the ice house at the Home and was
seriously injured. Mrs. Ollie Pearson, the nurse at the home, worked
untiringly day and night, trying to save him. She saw that he was
seriously ill. Night before last he was rushed to the P. and S.
hospital. It was decided to try and save him by transfusion of
blood. Some one must give of his blood. A call for volunteers was
made. Fifteen of Fred’s friends sprung up in an instant, each one
begging to be allowed to make the sacrifice for his friend. The
physicians selected Joe Knight. Joe went on the operating table and
had a pint of blood taken from his body to be put into the body of
But it was all in vain. After suffering the tortures of a living
death, the orphan boy died last night at 5 o’clock, Superintendent
Odie Minatra, Chaplain Fred Newlands, Mrs. Pearson, and a number of
his friends were with him when the end came. As he looked up into
Mr. Newland’s face, he said, “I wish I wasn’t goin’ to die. But Mr.
Newlands, I’m ready. I was baptized by the Baptist preacher several
years ago and I’ve tried to do the best I could. I tried and I
believe I’ll be saved. How long does it take one to get to Heaven,
Mr. Newlands?”—and he started on his way to that great goal.
The funeral services were held this morning in front of the
administration building at the Home. The choir, under the direction
of George Ihlefeldt sang, Mr. Minatra made a few remarks and
Chaplain Newlands read from the Bible and spoke a few words. Six of
Fred’s friends acted as pallbearers. At the close of the service,
the children filed by and took a last look at their comrade, one
little boy clad in overalls, paused a minute and said, “Good-bye
The sun hid its face behind the clouds and a few tears fell from
Heaven, as a solemn procession filed down the steps and across the
campus to the little cemetery where the children put their chum to
rest. And the choir sang, “Nearer, My God to Thee.”
Feb 22, 1870 - Apr 17, 1919
FORMER RESIDENT KILLED
Was Killed at Wichita Falls By Passenger Train
George Clark, a former resident here, and who worked for the
refinery while here was killed by a passenger train at Wichita
Falls, his present home, yesterday and the remains will reach here
tonight and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4
o’clock from the First Baptist church. The deceased was the brother
of the late Martin Clark and of John Clark of Streetman, and a
brother-in-law of W. B. Thomas of Corsicana. He is survived by his
wife and five children.
Remains Were Interred here.
From Saturday’s Daily.
The remains of the late Geo. Clark, who was a former citizen here,
and who was killed by a train in Wichita Falls, Thursday, reached
here this afternoon and funeral took place from the First Baptist
Church at 4 o’clock this afternoon. At the church, the pastor
conducted the services, after which the Masons took charge and
concluded the services at the grave. The funeral was well attended
and there were many pretty floral offerings.
Feb 7, 1904 - Apr 5, 1919
Died at I. O. O. F. Home.
Cecil Holder, aged 15 years, an inmate of the I. O. O. F. Home from
Hood county, died at the Home Saturday night and the remains were
interred on the Odd Fellows lot in
yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Dovey S. (Jones) Morris-Burns
1834 - Feb 3, 1919
Venerable Lady Dead.
Mrs. Dovey Burns, aged eighty-five years, died at her home in the
old Shingle Arbor community last night after a long illness and the
remains were interred in
Oakwood this afternoon at 2 o’clock. The deceased is survived by
two sons, C. L. Burns of Corsicana and R. L. Burns of Frost, and a
step daughter, Mrs. A. L. Gamble of Emhouse. The deceased had lived
in Navarro County for 25 years and was highly esteemed by a large
circle of friends.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tuesday, Feb 4, 1919
- Submitted by
- 1st husband Zephaniah P. Morris married Jan. 13, 1862 2nd
husband Alfred Eli “Blacksmith” Burns married Nov. 16, 1871; d/o
William Jones & Cynthia “Cintha” (Hill) Jones
Feb 4, 1900 - Jul 13, 1919
Died at Roane.
Earle Eskin Parker, aged nineteen years, four months and nineteen
days, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Parker, of Roane, died there
Saturday afternoon after two weeks illness with typhoid fever, and
the remains were interred in
Oakwood here yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Bell the
Methodist pastor at Roane, officiating.
The deceased was a splendid young man and was taken sick while
attending commercial college in Waco. His parents and other
relatives have the sympathy of many friends in the great bereavement
that has overtaken them.
In Memory of Earl E. Parker.
Written in loving memory of our dear classmate, who passed away
Sunday, July 13, 1919. Although he had been away from our Sunday
school nearly a year, we thought of him and missed him each Sunday
when his class met.
Everyone who knew him, and those who have heard of him, know that
there is a great reward awaiting for him, in that mansion above. Not
only was he a worker in the Sunday School but he was a member of our
church last year and attended it regularly. His membership having
been transferred to Roane a short while ago.
He was taken away just as he had reached manhood, at the age of
nineteen. It is hard for us to understand why one so young and
bright was taken, but we realize that it was God who called him, and
it is a consolation to his friends and loved ones to know that he
was ready and willing to go, and we know that there will be a happy
meeting above where sickness and sorrow are not known.
Weep not dear friends and relatives for you shall see him again in
that “Home not made with hands.” Our classmate is not dead but gone
to enjoy the sweet peace and rest that Jesus, his Savior, has
prepared for those who serve Him.
His place in the church is vacant, but no one can fill his place in
our heart. He was laid to rest in the Oakwood cemetery. A large
crowd gathered around his last resting place for a last look at his
familiar face. His grave was covered with beautiful flowers, that
were placed there by those who loved him. Trusting we will all be
found like him, ready and waiting when our summons shall come.
His Class-mates of the Drane Sunday School.
Aug 10, 1908 - Mar 28, 1919
Died Near Here Last Night.
Emma Lula Chewning, daughter of W. B. Chewning, aged 10 years and
seven months, died at the family home north of Corsicana last night
and the remains were interred in
Oakwood at 3 o’clock
On March 28, 1919, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Chewning and took from them their sweet little girl Emma.
Emma Lula Chewning was born August 10, 1908 and departed this life
March 28, 1919, being 10 years, seven months and 18 days old. Death
has come and cast its shadow of gloom over the family and bore the
innocent spirit of Emma to a better world than this.
Emma was loved by all who knew her. She had such a quiet
disposition. She was stricken with that dreadful disease influenza,
January 12, and was sick a long time, but bore her suffering as none
other, but God’s Children could, never murmuring. All was done for
her that loving hands and skilled physicians could do, but to no
avail. There is a broken chair around the fireside and a broken link
in the family circle, but loved ones, let us remember God sees best
at all times and as he had her a place prepared she has been called
home. We heartily sympathize with her heart-broken parents. May God
bless them in their hour of loneliness. The remains were laid to
Oakwood Cemetery on
March 29, with many beautiful floral offerings.
We miss thee from our home, dear Emma,
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o’er our life is cast,
We miss thy shining face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care.
Our home is dark without thee!
We miss thee everywhere.
Her life was like a flower,
That budded in the garden of love
Transplanted to a place in heaven,
To greet her loved ones above.
God help the heart-broken parents,
As they travel a world of care;
Lighten the heavy burden,
Which seems too hard to bear.
Help them to realize, dear Father,
In their grief-stricken hearts today,
That Thou wast good in giving,
And just in taking away.
How joyful is the hope that lingers,
When loved ones cross death’s sea,
That we, when all earth’s toils are ended,
With them may ever be.
WRITTEN BY A FRIEND.
Martha (Anderson) Farmer
Oct 10, 1888 - Nov 15, 1918
DIED IN FARMER’S COMMUNITY.
Wife of Well Known Farmer Passes Away After Brief Illness.
Mrs. Martha Farmer, wife of Isaac. L. Farmer of the Farmer’s
community eight miles north of Corsicana, died at the family home
yesterday at noon after a brief illness with influenza and
pneumonia. The deceased had not been in good health for several
years, and her death was a surprise to a large circle of friends.
The deceased was thirty-one years of age and is survived by her
husband and her mother, Mrs. W. C. Anderson, of Brandon, Hill
County, and a brother, Marshall Anderson of Emhouse. The remains
were interred in the
Zion’s Rest cemetery this afternoon at 2 o’clock.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, October 21, 1918
- Submitted by
- w/o Isaac Lee Farmer married Sep. 3, 1905 buried in
Robinson Cemetery, Robinson, Tx; d/o William Clinton “Clint”
Anderson & Bettie Elizabeth (Hipp) Anderson buried in Black
abt 1881 - May 22, 1918
Remains Were Interred Today
The remains of Shirley Haywood, the unfortunate man who took his own
life at the Hogan Bridge crossing on Chambers Creek Wednesday by
drinking chloroform, were interred in the
Zion’s Rest cemetery
this afternoon. The venerable mother of the deceased, who is 78
years of age, and his sister, Mrs. Smith, telephoned from Quinlan
that they were quarantined on account of smallpox and could not be
1838 - Apr. 20, 1918
Died Near Zion’s Rest.
Mrs. Martha Flanagan a venerable resident of the Zion’s Rest
community died at the home of her grandson, D. E. Flanagan, Saturday
night, and the remains were interred in the
Zion’s Rest cemetery
yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock.
“Susie/Sue” (Montgomery) McCarter-Gossett
Aug. 31, 1886 - Aug. 24, 1919
Died Here Last Night.
Mrs. Sue Gossett, wife of John Gossett of Eureka, died at the P. and
S. hospital at 2 o’clock this morning, following an operation for
The deceased is survived by her husband and eight children,
interment took place at
Zion’s Rest this afternoon.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, January 13, 1919
- Submitted by
- 1st husband Carl McCarter married Aug. 5, 1899 2nd
husband John William Gossett married Oct. 7, 1906 d/o Sam
Montgomery and unk (Bottoms) Montgomery
May 22, 1832 - Nov. 11, 1919
WAS VETERAN OF THREE WARS
Man Who Lived Here as a Recluse Many Years is Dead.
John W. Burney, aged 87 years, died at the home of G. W. Davis on
North Thirteenth street, north of Post Oak creek, last night and the
remains were interred this afternoon in the
Zion’s Rest cemetery.
The deceased was a veteran of three wars. He fought the Indians in
Texas many years ago, was a soldier of the War with Mexico in 1845,
and of the war between the States. The deceased was never married
and little is known of his ancestors. He lived here for many years
as a recluse, but of late years had made his home much of the time
with the family where he died. He was very quiet and unobtrusive,
and seldom talked to anyone. The deceased was very small in stature,
and for the habit he had years ago of picking up all the old sacks
about town, he was familiarly known as “Sacks.”
Charles C. “Charlie” Price
Feb 15, 1881 - May 6, 1919
Died at Pursley Last Night.
C. C. Price, aged thirty-eight years, died at Pursley last night
from meningitis, following a severe case of influenza several weeks
ago. The deceased is survived by his wife and six children,
interment took place in the community cemetery this afternoon.
James Fletcher McClintock
Jun. 10, 1844 - Dec. 10, 1919
Good Citizen Passes Away.
J. F. McClintock, aged seventy-four years and six months died at his
home in the Pursley community Wednesday night at 5 p.m. after
illness of four days, and the remains were interred in the
Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. The deceased is survived by his wife
and four children, J. w., S. A. and W. F. McClintock, and Mrs. F. A.
Cunningham of this county. The deceased was a good citizen and being
possessed of a joval disposition and many friends, who were pained
at his death.
Feb 7, 1853 - May 02, 1919
Died at Pursley Last Night
M. C. Busby, aged 67 years, died at his home in the Pursley
community last night of cancer and the remains were interred in the
neighborhood cemetery this afternoon, Rev. E. F. Hewitt of Dawson
officiating. The deceased is survived by his widow and three sons
and three daughters.
“Berta” (Copeland) Robison
Mary 14, 1879 - May 28, 1919
Died at Pursley Last Night.
Mrs. Berta Robinson, aged forty years, wife of G. A. Robinson, died
at her home in the Pursley community after only a short illness, and
the remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery this
afternoon. The deceased is survived by her husband and five
children, her mother, Mrs. J. P. Copeland, two brothers, F. M.
Copeland of Pursley and J. A. Copeland of Benjamin, and two sisters,
Mrs. W. H. Butler of Knox City, and Mrs. J. W. Teague of Heflin,
Gustavus Archer Robison
May 11, 1878 - Oct 28, 1933
FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR PURSLEY MAN
Funeral services for G. A. Robison, aged 55 years well known
resident of Pursley community, who died Saturday morning at 6
o’clock after an illness of several weeks, were held Sunday
afternoon at 2 o’clock at the
where burial was made.
The services were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughan.
Mr. Robison had resided in the Pursley community for more than 20
years. He was engaged in the blacksmith business.
Surviving are three sons, Earl and Buck Robison, both of Corsicana;
Fred Robison, Pursley; two daughters, Mrs. Sam Armstrong and Mrs. M.
W. Owen both of Pursley; three sisters, Mrs. Allee Davis, Hebron,
Texas; Mrs. Lillie Wessinger, Chesatah, Okla., and Mrs. M. R.
Carter, Anistan, Ark., and four brothers, J. R. Robison, Atlanta,
Ga.; Jeff Robison, Bowden, Ga.; Joe Robison, Bowden, Ga., and M. D.
Robison, Heflin, Ala.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Jul 21, 1849 - Aug 24, 1919
Died Here Yesterday.
A. D. McAlister, for a number of years a resident here and who at
one time was engaged in the hotel business, died at the Charles
Hotel on East Third avenue yesterday about noon. The deceased was up
and on the streets early in the morning, but he had had heart
trouble for some time. The deceased is survived by several grown
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, August 25, 1919
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Huldah (Simpson) McCalister married Jul. 14,
1878 2nd wife Martha A. (Cook) McCalister married Sep. 13, 1885
s/o A. McCalister and Amanda (unk) McCalister
Remains Interred This Morning.
The remains of the late A. D. McAlister, who died here suddenly
about noon Sunday were taken to Kerens this morning and the body was
laid to rest beside that of his wife in the
Prairie Point Cemetery
near Bazette. The deceased formerly lived in that community, and the
funeral was largely attended. The deceased is survived by these
grown children; Ellsia McAlister, Corsicana; Mrs. Claude O’Bryan,
Sweetwater; Mrs. H. R. Walker, Tyler; Mrs. J. M Johns, Commerce;
John McAlister, Ennis; and Mrs. H. P. Herring, Corsicana.
May 4, 1861 - Jul 27, 1919
Died In Corpus Christi.
Mrs. Rosa Cuthbertson, who at one time lived near Powell, but whose
home has been near Ennis for some years, died yesterday at Corpus
Christi and the remains will be brought here this afternoon at 4:45
and taken to the
Prairie Point Cemetery near Bazette, where interment will take
place. The deceased was an aunt of H. W. Warren of Corsicana and she
is survived by several grown children.
Sarah Ann “Sallie”
Oct 9, 1849 - Feb 14, 1920
Died in Southwest Texas.
Mrs. Sallie Roots, for many years a resident of Kerens, died in San
Benito Tuesday. The remains will be brought to Kerens and interred
in the Prairie Point
Cemetery near Bazette upon their arrival there.
Remains Were Interred Today.
The remains of the late Mrs. Sarah A. Roots, who died in San Benito
Tuesday passed through here today en route to Kerens where interment
took place in the
Prairie Point Cemetery this afternoon. The deceased was seventy
years of age, and had lived for many years in the Bazette community.
She is survived by two sons, Preston Roots of San Benito, and Oscar
Roots of Austin.
Aug 19, 1824 - Jun 16, 1890
Hon. Jehu Brown, son of Joseph and Mary Brown of Welch desent, was
born August 19, 1824, in Green county, IL, and was educated at the
He read law and moved to Texas in March, 1874, and settled in
Navarro County, engaged in farming and stock raising.
He represented Navarro County in the Twenty-first session of the
Texas Legislature, and was elected by a majority of four hundred and
He served as justice of the peace and county commissioner of
Macoupin county, IL, from 1862 to 1866, and again as county
commissioner in 1873.
He was a member of the following committees: State Affairs, County
and County Government, County Boundaries, and Agriculture.
He was the author of the bill abrogating the imprisonment part of
the pistol law, and also the bill creating a lien in behalf of farm
laborers on the crops raised.
He was married April 26, 1849 in Macoupin county, Illinois.
- published in Sketches of Distinguished Texans
The executive and staff, heads of the departments, United States
Senators and Representatives, Members of the Twenty-First
reproduced from the holdings of the Texas State Archives
Charles Bernard Johnson, Jr.
Apr 23, 1893 - Oct 4, 1918
BODIES OF SOLDIERS SHIPPED.
Two Corsicana Soldier Boys Bodies En Route Home.
Mrs. Tom Lovett was notified by telegraph yesterday that the body of
her nephew Chas. B. Johnson, was shipped that day from Hoboken, N.
J., to Corsicana, and Prof. L. A. Lynch also received a telegram
notifying him that the body of his son Lewis A. Lynch, was also
shipped from Hoboken yesterday for Corsicana. It is expected that
both bodies will arrive here Wednesday or Thursday, and funeral
arrangements will be announced later.
Armistice Day Will Be Observed as Holiday in Corsicana
Tomorrow is Armistice Day. Corsicana will observe it as a holiday.
Merchants will close their doors and business will be suspended.
The banks and postoffice will also be closed.
The schools will observe the day as a holiday.
There has been no program of any kind for the day, each one being
left to enjoy it as may suit them best.
One of the sad features of the day is that the bodies of two
Corsicana boys who gave their lives for their country will be buried
on this memorable day.
One is Charles Bernard Johnson who will be buried from the residence
of Mrs. T. W. Lovett at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon. His body reached
here this morning.
The other is Lewis A. Lynch who will be buried tomorrow afternoon at
1:30 from the home of his parents, Prof. and L. A. Lynch. His body
also reached here this morning.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, Nov 10, 1919
- Submitted by
- listed with Those who made the Supreme Sacrifice) WW1
died in Base hospital in France reinterred in Oakwood on
Armistice Day Nov. 11, 1920 s/o Charles Bernard Johnson, Sr. and
Nena (Witherspoon) Johnson
- Oakwood Cemetery,
Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Notice, Ex-Service Men and Legionnaires
All members of the American Legion as well as all other ex-service
men are urges to attend the funerals of Lewis Lynch and Charlie
Johnson tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon.
The funeral of Lewis Lynch will be conducted from the home of his
parents, Prof. and Mrs. L. A. Lynch, 801 North Thirteenth street, at
The funeral of Charlie Johnson will be conducted from the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lovett, 1443 West 5th Avenue, at 3:30 o’clock.
Military honors will be accorded the bodies and it is urged that all
ex-service men attend the funerals.
BODIES ARRIVE IN CORSICANA
Remains of Lynch and Johnson to be Buried Armistice Day
The remains of the late Lewis A. Lynch and Chas. B. Johnson, the two
Corsicana boys who died over seas while serving their country, in
the World War, reached here this morning from Hoboken, New Jersey,
at which point they were landed with near 9000 others ten days ago.
The bodies were accompanied from Little Rock, Ark., to Corsicana, by
H. L. Weldice, of the army, who is with a detachment of artillery at
Camp Pike, but whose home is in Alexandra, La. Soon after their
arrival the bodies were taken to the Sutherland undertaking parlors
where the pretty oak caskets were removed from the big boxes in
which they had been encased. Across each casket on a strip of nickel
plated metal that extended across the lid of the casket on which in
raised letters was the name, number and company of the deceased. The
caskets had been splendidly secure in extra good boxes, and the
caskets were bright and free from any kind of blemish.
The remains of Chas. B. Johnson were taken to the home of his aunt,
Mrs. Tom Lovett, from where the funeral will take place tomorrow
afternoon at 3:30, and that of Lewis Lynch was taken to the home of
his parents, Prof. and Mrs. L. A. Lynch, 801 North Thirteenth
Street, and the funeral will be held from there at 1:30 o’clock
Members of the American Legion will act as pall bearers and will
sound taps at the grave.
Nena (Witherspoon) Johnson
May 11, 1868 - Jul 7, 1917
BELOVED LADY KILLED BY AUTO
Mrs. Nina Johnson Lost Life in Auto Wreck at New Braunfels
Saturday morning last at 7:30 Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Witherspoon started
from here on their return to their home in San Antonio in their Ford
car, accompanied by their 10-year-old son, Claude; Mr. Witherspoon’s
sister, Mrs. Neta Johnson and Mrs. Harvey Lockridge. The latter lady
lived in San Antonio, but Mrs. Johnson started home with her brother
and his wife for a visit. About 12 o’clock Saturday night a telegram
reached here saying that the party had met with an accident, that
Mrs. Johnson was dead and that Mr. and Mrs. Witherspoon were
desperately hurt. The accident occurred near New Braunfels, thirty
miles this side of San Antonio. In the Houston Post today the
following appeared under the date of New Braunfels, July 8. The
dispatch to the Post says:
“One dead and three injured is the result of an automobile accident
which occurred on the Post road, three miles from here, at 12
o’clock Saturday night.
“The dead: Mrs. Nena Witherspoon Johnson, Corsicana, Texas.
“Seriously hurt: C. L. Witherspoon, 107 Arcadia Place, San Antonio,
inured in spine and chest; Mrs. C. L. Witherspoon, two deep gashes
in left side: Mrs. Harvey Lockridge, San Antonio, bruised.
“The party was going to San Antonio when the car struck the railing
on a bridge and rolled off in a deep creek, turning turtle and
pinning the occupants underneath the car. Parties passing by just as
the accident occurred, immediately rendered their assistance, Mrs.
Johnson was instantly killed, while Mr. Witherspoon was found
unconscious, being pinned to the ground by the steering wheel. The
injured were rushed to the city hospital.”
Mrs. Johnson, whose death was no doubt instantaneous, had the rear
of her skull crushed and her neck broken. Mr. Robert Witherspoon of
Chatfield, a cousin of C. L. Witherspoon and of Mrs. Johnson, talked
with the mother of Mr. Witherspoon, who had gone to New Braunfels
from San Antonio soon after the accident, at 9 o’clock this morning.
He was informed that Mr. Witherspoon rested badly last night, that
he had regained consciousness, but it was not yet know just how
serious his injuries were, but that he was resting better today than
did last night. Mrs. Witherspoon who was thrown against or through
the windshield, has two deep gashes, one on her left arm and the
other in her left side. Just how seriously these are the mother of
Mr. Witherspoon did not know this morning, but she stated that her
daughter-in-law was suffering greatly from her wounds. Claude
Witherspoon, Jr., and Mrs. Lockridge were reported bruised but not
The news of the dreadful accident spread rapidly over Corsicana
yesterday morning, and the death of Mrs. Johnson cast a pall over
the entire community as no woman in it was more highly or more
universally esteemed. The remains reached here last night at 10:50
and were taken to her home at the corner of West Fifth Avenue and
North Twelfth street where for several years she had kept the
largest and one of the most popular boarding houses in town.
The deceased lady was born in this county near Chatfield May 11,
1868, and was 49 years of age in May last. Her husband, who was a
teacher in this county for many years, was the first superintendent
of the !. O. O. F. Home and the deceased lady was its first matron.
For some years after her husband’s death the deceased was in Rice,
but several years ago came to Corsicana and took charge of the
Benton Flats, and later bought and improved the house she was
controlling at the time of her death. The deceased lady was a woman
of extraordinary character, having a charming personality, a high
sense of honor and a strong and active mind. She succeeded in
whatever she undertook, although she did it in a way that was always
quiet and dignified. She was a devout member of the First Christian
church and was active in all its efforts for good. The funeral took
place from that church this morning at 10 o’clock after services
conducted by Rev. H. R. Ford, a former pastor, but now of Beaumont,
and Rev. C. H. Wright of Ennis. The services were largely attended
and there were many beautiful floral offerings. The pall bearers
were: Active, J. D. Ambrose, P. E. Allen, F. A. Elliott, Henry
Iverson, W. M. Harper, N. F. Garrett, P. F. Halbert, and L. E.
McCormick; honorary, Dr. Newton, A. S. Vann, R. M. McMullan, J. R.
R. A. Crofford, W. J. Cheney, S. M. Ransom, E. A. Johnson, M. S.
Clayton, R. B. Johnson, E. E. Babers, T. G. Brooks, R. S. Vandiver,
Dr. Cross, Will S. Knight, Ralph Beaton, R. B. Molloy and Geo. E.
Jester, C. C. Sands.
Surviving the deceased is one son, Charles B. Johnson, who made his
home with his mother. Other relatives, C. L. and Hamilton
Witherspoon, brothers, Mrs. T. W. Lovett, Mrs. Ralph Beaton, Jr., of
Dallas and Mrs. J. R. Stephens of Gatesville. To these, and numerous
nieces and nephews, the community extends its sincerest sympathy.
Here to attend the funeral from a distance were Will Pannill of
Stephensville; Paine Pannill of Louisiana and Ralph Beaton and wife
LATER: at 3 o’clock this afternoon the Sun talked with Miss Dora
Witherspoon at New Braunfels. From her it was learned that her
father had a restless night last night but had grown more quiet and
had improved during the day. He has no broken bones but has severe
bruises on his body and face. He regained consciousness at 5 o’clock
Sunday morning but is able to talk but little. The accident occurred
at 11:30 Saturday night. His condition is serious but his recovery
is confidently expected.
The cut in Mrs. Witherspoon’s back is an ugly one and she is unable
to be up but her recovery is not doubted. Her wound is supposed to
have been made by the windshield.
Claude Witherspoon, Jr. is doing nicely.
Miss Dora says the report that the car struck a piece of timber on a
bridge and went into the creek is correct.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, July 9, 1917
- Submitted by
- 1st matron at the I. O. O. F. Home Corsicana w/o Charles
Bernard Johnson, Sr. married Dec. 26, 1888 d/o Dr. Abel Norris
Witherspoon and Dora (Newman) Witherspoon
- Oakwood Cemetery,
Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Carrie M. (Witherspoon)
Nov 7, 1852 - Dec 29, 1916
HIGHLY ESTEEMED LADY DEAD.
Passed Away at Dallas Sanitarium After Operation.
Mrs. Carrie Pannill, widow of the late Dr. William Pannill, died at
the Baptist Sanitarium in Dallas last night following an operation
of several days ago, and the news was received here as a genuine
shock by the entire community.
The deceased lady was a daughter of the late Dr. A. N. Witherspoon,
and comes of old Southern stock of the first order. She was a woman
of lofty character and fine intelligence and was from the day of her
young womanhood conspicuous in all public affairs in which women of
her character usually take part. That her womanly character should
have attracted a large circle of friends is not surprising, and it
is not vain flattery to say that no woman who ever lived in Navarro
county was more highly esteemed or more sincerely loved. Her father
and husband were both well known physicians of this county for
years, and her husband, who was a classmate at Virginia Military
school of Hon. Chas. A. Culberson, was for several years the
physician of the State Home here, and she, herself was at one time a
member of the board of directors of that institution, and was also
prominent in all affairs of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
The remains arrived here at noon today and were at once taken to the
family home on West Second avenue.
Surviving the deceased are seven children, Hon. William Pannill of
Stephenville; Mrs. W. H. Hastings of Corsicana; Paine and Norris
Pannill of South Texas; Carter Pannill of Tampico, Mexico; Mrs. A.
E. Parnum of Fort Worth, and Chas Culberson Pannill of Corsicana.
She was a sister of C. L. Witherspoon of San Antonio, Hamilton
Witherspoon of Sunset, Mrs. Nena Johnson of Corsicana; Mrs. Tom
Lovett of Corsicana; Mrs. J. R. Stephens of Gatesville and Mrs.
Ralph Beaton, Jr. of Dallas, and a cousin of Robt. Witherspoon of
Chatfield, and of Ford Witherspoon and W. R. Holsey of Corsicana;
and Mrs. M. S. Clayton of Corsicana and Mrs. R. L. Hodge of
Chatfield are her sisters-in-law.
The funeral will take place at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon from St.
John’s Episcopal church, Rev. J. C. Black of Dallas officiating.
The pall bearers will be Judge J. J. McClellan, Judge R. S. Neblett,
E. K. Mores, Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. L. E. Kelton and H. E. Kinsloe.
FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED
Remains of Mrs. Carrie Pannill Laid at Rest Yesterday Afternoon
The funeral of the late Mrs. Carrie Pannill took place from St.
John’s Episcopal Church at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The last
sad rites were impressively conducted by Rev. J. C. Black of Dallas,
a former rector of St. John’s . in the presence of a large concourse
of friends of the deceased, and there were many beautiful floral
offerings to one who had led a life that had been useful and full of
womanly graces and beauty, and all who were present seemed to fully
realize that death had claimed one who at all times was worthy of
their esteem and love, and one whose memory will live long among
those who knew her.
There were numerous out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance
upon the funeral.
Tenie M. (Ong) Witherspoon
Dec 8, 1873 - Jun 11, 1937
FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED FRIDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL
HOLD FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. C. L. WITHERSPOON SATURDAY MORNING
Mrs. C. L. Witherspoon of San Antonio died in the Corsicana Hospital
and Clinic at an early hour Friday morning after an extended
illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30
o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. C. R. Haden, rector of the church.
The family resided in Corsicana for many years prior to moving to
Surviving are her husband, C. L. Witherspoon, well-known oil
operator, San Antonio; a son, C. L. Witherspoon, Jr., San Antonio;
three daughters, Mrs. Thomas E. Lewis, Mrs. Harris Davenport and
Miss Hettie Marshall Witherspoon, all of San Antonio; two
granddaughters, Joan and Ann Lewis, San Antonio, and a number of
Active pallbearers will be Suttle Roberts, Norris Lovett, Dude
Ransom, Seaton Holsey, John C. Calhound, Dr. William Shell, Will
Babb and R. H. Witherspoon.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing arrangements.
Many Relatives And Friends at Funeral Mrs. Witherspoon
The episcopal church was filled Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock
with sorrowing friends and relatives of the Claude Witherspoon
family for the funeral services held for Mrs. Witherspoon who passed
away at an early hour Friday morning at the Corsicana Hospital and
Clinic where she had been ill for several months.
Among the out of town relatives and friends present other than her
husband and daughters, Mrs. Harry Davenport and Miss Hettie Marshall
Witherspoon of San Antonio, and Mrs. Thomas E. Lewis of Fort
Leavenworth, Kans., who have been with her constantly for some time,
were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Beaton, Dallas; Mrs. Agnes W. Stevens, and
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carroll of Gainesville; Mr. and Mrs. Yerby
Chambers, and son, Pat of Roswell, N. Mex.; Judge William Pannill
and Payne Pannill , Houston; Mrs. Arch Parnum, Fort Worth; Capt.
Thomas E. Lewis, Ft. Leavenworth, Kans.; Mrs. Clifford Witherspoon
and Mr. and Mrs. Wattermore of Luling; Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Witherspoon, Chatfield; Miss Mary Witherspoon, Fort Worth; Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Holsey, Rockwall; Mrs. Roland Hundall, corpus Christi;
Mr. and Mrs. M. LeMay Somerset; and Mrs. Bruce Lewright, Mrs.
Richard French Spencer, Judge Martin Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. H. F.
Witherspoon, Mr. John Milton Colman, and Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey J.
Frye of San Antonio.
Although Mr. Witherspoon and his family have been making their home
in San Antonio for many years, Corsicana is still “home” to them,
and their host of warm friends were so happy to have Mrs.
Witherspoon here during her long illness and her last days.
Heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereft loved ones by their many
friends and loved ones.
Thomas Matthew “Tom” Nowlin
Dec 28, 1885 - Dec 2, 1957
Tom N. Nowlin Expires Monday
Tom N. Nowlin, 72, Benton, La., retired rig builder, former of
Bazette, died in the P. and S. hospital in Shreveport, La. Monday
morning. He resided at Bazette from 1899 to 1920.
Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral Chapel in
Kerens Tuesday at 1 p.m. with burial in the
Bazette cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Garland McKee, pastor of the
First Baptist church in Kerens.
Nowlin was a member of the Bazette Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife of Benton, La.; two sons, Denver A. Nowlin,
Baton Rouge, La., and Byron A. Nowlin, Longview; a daughter, Mrs.
Fred Santa, Shreveport, La.; seven grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. H.
J. Stanley, Bazette; two brothers, E. O. Nowlin, Oil City, La., and
C. A. Nowlin, San Angelo, and other relatives.
Corley will direct.
Kerens Services For T. N. Nowlin
Funeral rites for Thomas N. Nowlin, 72, retired rig builder,
Benton, La., who died in the P. and S. Hospital in Shreveport,
La., Monday morning were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Inmon
Funeral Chapel in Kerens.
The services were conducted by Rev. J. Garland McKee, pastor of
the First Baptist church in Kerens. Burial was in the
Nowlin resided at Bazette from 1899 until 1920.
Surviving are his wife of Benton, La.; two sons, Denver A.
Nowlin, Baton Rouge, La., and Byron A. Nowlin, Longview, a
daughter, Mrs. Fred Santa, Shreveport; seven grandchildren, a
sister, Mrs. H. J. Stanley, Bazette; two brothers, E. O. Nowlin,
Oil City, La., and C. A. Nowlin, San Angelo, and other
Annie May (Hunt) Nowlin
May 12, 1890 - Aug 23, 1963
Mrs. T. A. Nowlin Expires Friday
Mrs. T. A. Nowlin died in Shreveport, La. Friday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m from the Inmon
Funeral Chapel in Kerens with burial in the
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred Fanta, Shreveport, La.;
two sons, Denver A. Nowlin, Baton Rouge, La., and Byron A.
Nowlin, Longview; a brother, Ed Hunt, New Jersey, seven
grandchildren and other relatives.
Hold Services For Mrs. Nowlin
Funeral services for Mrs. T. M. Nowlin, 73, who died in
Shreveport, La. Friday afternoon, were held Sunday at 2
p.m. from the Inmon Chapel in Kerens with burial in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor
of Memorial Baptist church here.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred Fanta, Shreveport;
two sons, Denver A. Nowlin, Baton Rouge, La., and Byron
A. Nowlin, Longview; a brother, Ed Hunt, New Jersey;
seven grandchildren and other relatives.
James Brady Nowlin
Mar 23, 1893 - Nov 30, 1955
James B. Nowlin Dies Wednesday
KERENS, Dec. 1—(Spl.)—James B. Nowlin, 61, Bazette
farmer, died at Oil City, La., Wednesday night of a
heart attack while visiting relatives.
A native of Mississippi, he had resided in Bazette
for many years.
Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Chapel
here Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. O. Hoard, Houston;
three brothers, E. O. Nowlin, Oil City, La.; Tom
Nowlin, Bossier City, La., and Austin Nowlin, San
Angelo; a sister Mrs. H. J. Stanley, Kerens, and
Feb 16, 1874 - Apr 15, 1955
Kerens Rites For Miss Nowlin
KERENS, April 18—(Spl.)—Miss Martha Beatrice
Nowlin, 81, resident of the Bazette community
since 1899, died at her home there Saturday at 6
p.m. after a lengthy illness.
Funeral rites were held from the Inmon funeral
chapel in Kerens Sunday at 4 p.m., with Rev.
George Holmes, pastor of the Bazette Baptist
church conducting. Interment was in the
She was a native of Mississippi.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Henry Stanley
of Kerens; four brothers, E. O. Nowlin of Oil
City, La.; T. M. Nowlin of Shreveport; C. A.
Nowlin of San Angelo; J. B. Nowlin of Kerens;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews were pallbearers.
Jul 2, 1890 - Oct 3, 1940
MRS. ETHEL NOWLIN DIED IN SHREVEPORT; BE
Mrs. Ethel M. Nowlin, aged 50 years, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. B.
Justice, in Shreveport Friday.
Funeral services will be held from the
Bazette Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2
o’clock with burial in the
Bazette cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. J. B. Walker, Baptist
minister of Harlingen.
Surviving re four children, Mrs. Justice,
Shreveport; Charles Nowlin, Jessie Mae
Nowlin and Dorothy Nowlin, all of Harlingen;
two nieces, Mrs. A. C. Slate, Corsicana, and
Mrs. J. T. Kimes, Kerens, and other
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Saturday, Oct 5, 1940
- Submitted by
- w/o Jesse L. “Jess” Nowlin
married Jul. 26, 1911 buried in Restlawn
Memorial Park, Harlingen, Texas (he is
son of Charles Wilson Nowlin and Sarah (Hillhouse)
d/o Enoch L. Ray and Lula E. (Skinner)
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel M.
Nowlin, aged 50 years, who died in
Shreveport Friday, were held Sunday
afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Bazette
Baptist church. Burial was in the
Bazette cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev. J. B. Walker, Baptist
minister of Harlingen.
Surviving are four children, Mrs. L. B.
Justice, Shreveport; Charles Nowlin,
Jessie Mae Nowlin and Dorothy Nowlin,
all of Harlingen; two nieces, Mrs. A. C.
Slate, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. T. Kimes,
Kerens and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home directed the
Sarah (Hillhouse) Nowlin
Sep. 12, 1854 - Jun 28, 1937
Long-Time Resident Bazette Community
Funeral services were held at the
Bazette Baptist church June, 29, for
Mrs. Sarah Hillhouse Nowlin. The
services were conducted by the Rev.
Mr. Fletcher of Corsicana.
Mrs. Nowlin was born in Eupora,
Miss., in 1854; married to C. W.
Nowlin in 1873; came to Texas, and
settled at Bazette in 1899.
Her husband and three sons preceded
her in death. She is survived by six
sons and two daughters. They are E.
O. Nowlin, Oil City, La.; T. M.
Nowlin, Longview; C. A. Nowlin,
Beeville; J. L. Nowlin, Harlingen,
and W. L. Nowlin and J. B. Nowlin;
and Miss Beatrice Nowlin, and Mrs.
H. J. Stanley, of Bazette; and
twenty-two grandchildren and fifteen
Cora Estelle (Cooper) Brown
Nov 23, 1880 - Jan 12, 1919
Died Near Bazette
Mrs. Cora Brown, wife of W. F.
Brown of the Bazette community,
died at the family home
yesterday and the remains were
interred in the neighborhood
INFANT DAUGHTER Upchurch
May 28, 1919 - Jul 28, 1919
Infant Died at Bazette.
The two-months-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. T. B.
Upchurch of Bazette died at
the family home Monday night
and the remains were
interred in the
Bazette cemetery in that
Samuel Bert Miller, Sr.
Jul 22, 1896 - Apr 30,
KILLED ACCIDENTLY TODAY.
Young Man Died Just
After Reaching Hospital.
Bert Miller, who lived
at Powell, was shot
accidentally at Hervey
Lake in the Trinity
bottom near Chatfield,
at an early hour this
morning and died just
after he was brought to
the P. and S. hospital
about 11 o’clock. The
unfortunate young man,
Lee Faucett and others
had spent the night on
the lake, and early this
morning started out
squirrel hunting. While
going through some heavy
undergrowth Lee Fauscett
stumbled and fell and as
he did so his shot gun
discharged, the load
hitting young Miller in
the hip and lower part
of the bowels. As soon
as his companions could
get him in a conveyance
they started with him to
the hospital, but he was
practically dead from
the loss of blood when
he reached there, and
soon breathed his last.
The deceased was in the
employ of the Deep Sand
Oil and Gas Co., and had
charge of their pump
station at Powell. He
was the son of Stonewall
Miller, a farmer who
lives near Mildred, and
besides his parents and
several brothers and
sisters, he leaves a
wife and two children.
His wife was formerly
Miss Helen Walker,
daughter of John Walker
of Kerens. The deceased
was twenty-four years of
age and was an
industrious young man,
and highly esteemed by a
large circle of friends.
The remains of the
late Bert Miller,
who died at the P.
and S. hospital here
yesterday near noon
as the result of an
accidental gun shot
wound he received in
the Trinity bottom
morning were taken
to his late home at
Powell last night
and the funeral took
place from there at
2:30 this afternoon
with interment in
There was a large
crowd at the
cemetery to witness
the last sad rites
and many beautiful
flowers were placed
on the bier.
Nov 3, 1850 -
Apr 3, 1920
aged 65 years,
Friday and the
interred in the
survived by his
wife and nine
eight sons and
at his home
at an early
came as a
had been in
he seemed as
well as he
had been for
he seemed as
well as he
had been for
but at an
some one of
went to his
was a good
man and was
liked by all
him. He had
lived at the
time. He had
for a long
time, he was
a deacon in
and had been
for a number
When he was
much in the
there is a
which no one
has lost a
has lost one
of its most
away but his
He will be
much in the
is a vacant
never can be
know it was
so hard for
ones to give
him up, but
will be done
look to the
has said “I
“Tis hard to
Tis hard to
by his wife
All of the
Mary Ann “Mollie”
Apr 28, 1865 - Oct 20, 1918
Died at Powell Yesterday.
Mrs. Mollie Burke, wife of A. R. Burke of the Powell community, died
at the family home at five o’clock Sunday morning and the remains
were interred in the Post
Oak cemetery near Roane yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock.
Deceased is survived by her husband and five children, all grown.
She was fifty-eight years of age and had lived near Powell for many
years and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.
May 25, 1918 - Jul 21, 1918
Died At Navarro.
Pauline, the 2 year old daughter of James Pegren, died at Navarro
yesterday and the remains were interred at
Post Oak near Roane
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 22, 1918 - Submitted by Diane
In Memory of Pauline Pegram.
The Death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pegram of
Navarro, July 21st, and took from them their darling baby, little
Cora Pauline Pegram. She was two years, one month and twenty-six
days old. Oh, it was so hard to give her up and say “Thou art gone,
our precious darling.” She was so sweet and so much pleasure to us
all, but the Lord giveth and he also taketh, blessed be the name of
the Lord. She had been sick for quite a while, but not seriously
ill, but was very sick for one week. We do not know what the sweet
little one suffered, but we do know dear Pauline is at rest. Weep
not, dear father and mother. While it seems almost unbearable we
know some sweet day we shall meet dear little Pauline. The remains
were interred in Post Oak Cemetery, near Roane, Rev. Willie Phillips
of Navarro officiating. I wish to thank the people for their
kindness shown during the illness and death of this precious one.
One precious to our hearts is gone,
The voice we loved is stilled;
A place is made vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
Written by her Aunt.
Jan 1, 1901 - Jan 7, 1919
Died Near Roane.
Miss Lizzie Shelton, aged eighteen years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Shelton and a niece of Mrs. W. P. Lowry, of Roane, died at the
family home there Tuesday night and the remains were buried in the
Post Oak cemetery
Oct 3, 1914 - Aug 3, 1919
DIED AT PETTY’S CHAPEL.
Remains of Clifford Barns to Be Interred This Afternoon.
Clifford Barns, the little son, of L. T. Barns, died at midnight
last night at the home of W. A. Henderson at Petty’s Chapel. The
little boy was born October 8, 1914.
Interment will be at five o’clock this afternoon at
Post Oak cemetery. The
Rev. Mr. Langston will officiate.
Apr 2, 1882 - Apr 12, 1920
Died in P. and S. This Afternoon.
James D. Rutherford, aged thirty-eight years, died in the P. and S.
hospital this afternoon after an illness of some weeks. The deceased
lived in the Brown Valley community, and is survived by his wife and
one child. Mrs. Rutherford, who underwent an operation for
appendicitis at the P. and S. two weeks ago, and who had recovered
sufficiently to help wait on her husband, has taken a relapse due to
trouble over her husband’s illness and death and is again quite
The remains of Mr. Rutherford will be interred in
Post Oak cemetery near
here tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Funeral Took Place This Afternoon.
The remains of the late J. D. Rutherford, whose home was near Roane,
and who died at the P. and S. hospital here yesterday, were interred
Post Oak cemetery north of Corsicana this afternoon after
services at the Sutherland Undertaking parlors, conducted by Rev. L.
C. Howell. The services at the parlors were well attended and many
more met the funeral party at the cemetery. Besides his wife and
little son, the deceased is survived by his father H. D. Rutherford,
and these brothers and sisters: O. H. and Tom Rutherford of Roane;
Mrs. Fannie Husch of Athens; Mrs. Bell Neal and Mrs. Ella Davidson
of Oklahoma and Mrs. Olivia Jackson of Stamford.
James Adolphus Rutherford.
By request of his aged and heartbroken father, we will try to write
a few lines in memory of the son, whose name appears above. He was
born April 2nd, 1882, near Sessions, in Navarro County, was married
to Miss Alice Hawkins, November 16, 1910. To this union was born one
child, Luther Weldon. He joined the Missionary Baptist Church in
August, 1908, and died at the hospital in Corsicana, April 12, 1920.
He is survived by his father, two brothers, and five sisters, his
lonely companion and little boy. He was laid to rest at Post Oak
Church, six miles northwest of Corsicana by the side of the loving
mother, who preceded him to the better country. Funeral services
were conducted by Eld. L. C. Howell, who said that he did not need
to have any testify as to the life and character of the
deceased—that he had been in his home and had seen for himself.
We cannot understand God’s providences for “His way is in the sea,
and His path in the great waters, and his footsteps are not known.”
Yet, we dare not question his wisdom or criticize the One, who doeth
all things well. His devoted companion was also in the hospital at
the same time recovering from an operation. In her chair she would
wheel herself to his bedside during his affliction, and was by him
when he breathed his last. When he realized that he was approaching
the Jordan of Death, he very much desired the presence of his aged
father. Persistent efforts were made to reach him by wire but to no
avail, until too late to see him alive. In his last hours on earth
he spoke of “going home,” and seemed very anxious to go. With
trembling voice and tearful eyes, his aged father told me of his
devotion to him, and the sainted mother. May God sweetly reconcile
the aching hearts to His just and righteous will, and may the little
family, so sadly broken on earth, be unbroken in heaven. Could he
speak to us from his lofty habitation, he could doubles say.
“When you come where I have slept, You will wonder why you wept.”
WM. L. PHILLIPS.
abt 1844 - Jun 27, 1920
Died Here Last Night.
Mrs. Sarah E. Driver, aged 75, and a long time resident here died at
her home on North Seventh Street last night, and the remains were
laid to rest in Oakwood
at 3:30 this afternoon. The deceased is survived by a number of
Sep 4, 1857 - Aug 2, 1920
Died Here Last Night.
J. W. Flynn, aged 63 years, died last night at 10:30 after a long
illness at the home of his brother, J. C. Flynn, at the corner of
West Ninth Avenue and South Thirty-First street and the remains were
interred in Oakwood at 4
o’clock after funeral services conducted by Rev. W. M. Clark. The
deceased is survived by his wife and several children, among these
being L. F. Flynn, teacher of manual training in the Corsicana High
school. The pall bearers were C. C. Albritton, C. T. Banister, W. F.
McKee, M. L. Hays, J. V. Bounds and C. A, Middleton. The funeral was
largely attended and there were many floral offerings.
Aug 24, 1857 - Jan 5, 1920
Remains Interred Today.
The remains of Solomon Dotson, who died here yesterday morning, were
interred in Oakwood
Jun 22, 1916 - Nov 15, 1920
DIED OF HIS BURNS.
Little Boy Burned at Home Yesterday Morning.
One of those inexpressibly sad incidents that some times fall in the
lot of men occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Fagon, 803
East Tenth Avenue, at 8 o’clock yesterday morning, which resulted in
the death of George, their four-year-old son at 3:30 this morning.
At about the hour named yesterday morning soon after the little
fellow had gotten out of bed he was standing in front of an open gas
stove when his outing night gown caught on fire. The flames spread
instantly over the child’s body, and notwithstanding that the mother
had her hands dreadfully burned in trying to get the burning
garments off of her child, it was almost consumed while still on
him. The result was the little fellow’s body was almost one solid
blister. Medical aid was summoned, and all was done that could be
for the child’s relief, but the burns were too deep to be reached by
human aid, and the remains of the little fellow were laid at rest in
Oakwood this afternoon
at 3:30. Mr. and Mrs. Fagen have many friends in Corsicana, and they
have the sympathy of the entire community in the great sorrow that
has come to them.
Margaret Vienna (Hendon) Stover
Jan 11, 1880 - Jun 25, 1953
Mrs. M. V. Stover Services Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie V. Stover, 73, who died in the
Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday morning, will be held from
the Corley Chapel Friday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the
Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
A native of Alabama, Mrs. Stover had resided in Corsicana since
Surviving are five sons, L. D. Stover, Overton; Clovis Stover, Fort
Worth; Neal Stover, Sanger; Lloyd Stover, Dallas, and E. E. Stover,
Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. C. E. McWilliams, Corsicana; and Mrs.
C. C. Turner, Hawkins; 13 grandchildren, one great grandchild, three
brothers, E. D. and Walter Hendon, both of Corsicana; and G. B.
Hendon, Teague; five sisters, Miss Frances Hendon, Corsicana; Mrs.
R. H. Carroll and Mrs. M. Garnett, both of Teague; Mrs. L. L.
McLelland, Los Angeles, and Mrs. A. A. Cosby, Birmingham, Ala. and
Pallbearers will be Malvin Keathley, Ernest Cook, Olen Rich, Wayland
McAlester, Allen Breithaupt, Vernon Flanagan, Melvin Rich and B. E.
Easter Lee Green
abt 1924 - Apr 13, 2016
Easter Lee Green, 91, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 13,
2016 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016 at
Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at
Second Mission Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Interment to follow at
Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements made by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Alma Jean Burton
abt 1930 - Apr 12, 2016
Mrs. Alma Jean Burton, 85, of Pelham passed away on Tuesday, April
12, 2016 at her residence.
Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2016 at
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Pelham.
Interment to follow at Pelham
Cemetery, in Pelham.
July 31, 1940 - May 6, 2016
Green Kane passed away Friday, May 6, 2016. She was born
July 31, 1940, in San Angelo, Texas to Robert L. Green and
Nelle Bolen Green.
Shelly was a 1958 honor graduate of Central High School and
attended Texas Tech University. She graduated from North
Texas State University with a B.S. degree in business
education and from East Texas State University with a
Master's in Business Administration.
Shelly taught vocational office education at Lake Highlands
High School in Richardson ISD for 20 years. She retired to
Kerrville in 1996 and taught vocational courses for Hill
Country High School in Kerrville ISD.
Shelly was a charter member of Phi Mu sorority at Texas Tech
and was named outstanding pledge of her chapter, Beta Sigma
Phi in San Angelo, TX.
While living in Kerrville, Shelly volunteered as a docent at
the Western Art Museum. She enjoyed her retirement in
Corsicana and participated in playing bridge with friends at
Heritage Oaks and was a member of the Kinsloe House.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother and is survived by
her daughter, Robin Kane Williams and husband Dr. Terry
Williams of Corsicana, Texas. Her memory will be cherished
by her grandchildren:
Shelby Stanley of Corsicana, Celina Smithers of San Marcos,
Dylan Smithers of Corsicana, and Donald Williams of
Corsicana. Shelly is also survived by one brother, Bob Green
and wife Diane, and niece, Kim Clarkson and husband Austin,
and nephew, Brandon Green.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nelle and Bob
Shelly was a devout Christian and was a former member of the
Kerrville Church of Christ. Shelly's warm smile and
encouragement will be missed by her many teacher friends,
especially Carolyn Austin and Willie Eoff.
Graveside services will be held at Garden of Memories
Cemetery in Kerrville at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
June (Bruce) Almond
Feb 1, 1939 - Apr 28, 2016
Funeral services for Betty Almond were held at 10:00 AM
Monday, May 2, at the First Baptist Church of Sherman. Dr.
Mike Lawson of the church officiated. Entombment followed at
Betty June (Bruce) Almond, a wonderful woman of faith, was
welcomed into the arms of her Savior April 28, 2016, at
Dallas Presbyterian hospital, after battling complications
of a sudden illness. She was surrounded by her loving
Betty was born February 21, 1939, to Mildred Forsythe Bruce
and Aubrey Bruce. Her father's job necessitated several
moves, with the family finally settling in Dawson, Texas,
where Betty attended school. Betty was a popular student and
cherished her days in Dawson. She was a gifted athlete, FFA
sweetheart, cheerleader, and Homecoming Queen. In Dawson she
met her husband to be, Clyde Almond, and they were married
on June 9, 1957. This was a loving union that was to endure
for 51 years. One of her fondest memories was later going
back to Dawson with Clyde to ride in the 100th Anniversary
Dawson parade, an honor afforded her as a former Homecoming
Queen 50 years prior.
Betty and Clyde lived in Farmer's Branch where Clyde worked
for TI. They eventually moved to Whitewright with their
three daughters Janet, Kim, and Cindy. Betty was an
Administrative Assistant at Johnson and Johnson to the plant
manager and in charge of the Wellness Program. Betty was
able to make use of her amazing people and public relations
skills. She retired from her productive years at J & J on
Jan. 28 , 1994.
Betty supported Clyde in his career, his love of the
outdoors and ranching, and created a special room to house
his trophies. In return, Clyde supported Betty in her love
of traveling the world. One of her most inspiring trips was
a visit to Israel, which added greatly to her strong
Christian faith. Together they doted on their growing family
and later, their grandchildren. She was always encouraging,
generous, and wise in her relationship with her precious
children and grandchildren.
She was a great influence in their lives with her sense of
humor, boundless energy, sense of adventure, and positive
attitude in her Christian faith.
Betty's vivacious personality, infectious smile, and caring
heart radiated in her everyday life. She soon became a
tireless volunteer and community leader in Whitewright and
the First Baptist Church, where she also shared her
beautiful voice in the choir and by singing solos for
special occasions upon request. She joyfully volunteered to
teach Sunday School and G.A., always supportive of her
One of her many outstanding traits was her amazing speaking
voice. She was able to motivate and inspire audiences and
groups with her sparkling wit and well-constructed messages,
whenever she was asked to speak. And she loved doing this!
She served as President of the Whitewright School Board for
three of her six terms.
She was instrumental in establishing the band program and
many facility upgrades in this role. Along with this full
schedule, she found enrichment and friendships by joining
(then) Friday Literary Club, a group she dearly loved in
And of course, she served as its president and in many
Her influence in community organizations was evidenced by
the many plaques and awards that hung modestly on a wall in
her home: one for dedicated service from the United Way
Campaign of 1986; for outstanding leadership, service and
dedication as President and Board of Directors of Grayson
County Juvenile Alternatives 1989-1991; President of Johnson
and Johnson Retiree Club of Texas in 2005-2006; recognition
as a charter member of Grayson County Elected Women of
America in 1988-89; Epsilon Sigma Alpha Woman of the Year
1986; and one recognizing her outstanding contributions to
the Quality Improvement process at Johnson and Johnson,
1992; another for her service on the Home Hospice Board and
Auxiliary; and one for her work on on the Board for Crippled
Children of Grayson County. She gave her total attention to
each endeavor and lead with her heart and generous monetary
Betty loved to read. She found time to join Monodrama Club,
the Book Chatters Club of Denison. She took pleasure in
sharing books she had read with her friends. She gave
specially selected books frequently, always with a personal
note hand-written to her grandchildren and to her many
friends for special occasions.
Betty took time along the way to pursue more education for
herself and earned a BS degree from Southeastern Oklahoma
State University in 1987.
At the same time she continued to wear many hats—family,
church, career, civic volunteer, and wore them all well. She
took great joy in her home and loved to decorate and
entertain family and friends.
Betty and Clyde moved to Sherman for their retirement years.
This was their official "headquarters' but they were
constantly on the move, either to the ranch, with Clyde off
hunting, or Betty on one of her shopping trips or her trips
all over the globe. They joined the First Baptist Church
right away and were faithful members. Betty again would
contribute by singing in the choir and by serving, after
elected to do so, on the Pastor Church Committee.
Betty's fondness for and loyalty for her friends were
legendary, as was her love for shopping. If you were her
friend, you were her friend for life. Many of you can recall
a shopping trip with Betty to look at antiques, visit an new
shopping area, or explore the square in McKinney.
When she travelled, she always took extra bags for all her
goodies she bought to bring home for her grands and her
beautiful home. She was always game for a Bridge Party where
she could entertain her friends.
She loved having "club" at her home with her friends.
Her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought
the greatest of joys to Betty's life. She welcomed each one
as a special gift from God into their loving and blessed
family circle. Betty always, always beamed when relating a
recent story or a travel experience she shared with these
honored members of her life.
They will always
have many treasured memories of their times with their "Mamaw"
or their "GiGi."
Betty Almond has given of herself to all of her friends and
family through her 77 years in many special ways that we
will recall in the days ahead. Her sunshine was taken from
us much too soon, but we will always harbor her love and
spirit in our hearts. Her presence will be with us in happy
times, special events, our accomplishments, but especially
in the quiet moments when she will fill our memories in her
special ways. Her life made a difference.
She was that woman so beautifully described in her legacy to
us, Proverbs 31, "A worthy woman who can find? She is worth
far more than Rubies."
Betty is survived by her daughters: Janet Smith and husband
Rev. Phillip Smith of Denison, Kim Almond of Waco, and Cindy
Nair and husband Martin Nair of McKinney; grandchildren:
Rev. Chad Smith and wife Tara Smith of Norman, Oklahoma,
Amber Smith Sharp and husband Ryan Sharp, Ashley Smith Owens
and husband Nick Owens, Amy Ellis Hayes and husband Casey
Hayes, Brittany Jones, Sarah Jones, Hannah Nair, Olivia
Nair, Vivian Nair, and Adam Nair. She also leaves great-
granddaughters Addison and Ainsley Smith; and
great-grandsons Lane Owens, Ryan Hayes, and Luke Hayes; her
treasured sister Carolyn Goode and husband Robert, brother
Jim Bruce; and two nieces and four nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Raymond
Bruce, and her husband Clyde Almond.
The family gives a special thanks to Mary Moore, her devoted
The family would also like to thank Sher-Den Home Health
nurses, aides, and therapists that were so helpful to Betty.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to
the Sherman First Baptist Church building fund.
Valarie Shantel "Shay" Bailey
abt 1975 - Apr 28, 2016
Valarie Shantel "Shay" Bailey, 40 of Kerens, passed away on
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Heritage Oaks West.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6,2016 at the New
Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens with Pastor Earnest Betts, Jr.
Interment will follow at the
in Cross Roads.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
abt 1930 - Apr 26, 2016
Crosby Lindsey, 85, of Kerens, passed away on Tuesday, April 26,
2016 at the East Texas Medical Center in Athens.
Wake services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Ross
and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7,2016 at the
Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens, with Rev. Darryl Lindsey,
Interment will follow at the
Samaria Cemetery in Samaria.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Sept 25, 1937 - May 6, 2016
Robert Lynch, 78 of Corsicana, entered into eternal peace on
Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Baylor Hospital in Dallas,
David was born Sept. 25, 1937, son of the late David and
He grew up in Dallas, Texas. He married the late Phyllis
Patricia McAlister on May 15, 1954. David worked as an
electrician for the Putnam Electric, Rouse Electric. He
owned various small businesses such as Allstate Music
(vending machines), cleaners, and a fruit stand in Dallas.
He then owned and operated City Electric in Corsicana,
Texas. He and Phyllis worked side by side for more than 35
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Phyllis
Lynch; his son, Johnny Lynch, and sister, Nancy Harrod.
David is survived by his son; David Lynch and wife Theresa
Lynch of Corsicana, grandchildren; Ashley Lynch and Courtney
Lynch, brother; JB Airhart and sister Doddie Northcutt.
Visitation will be held 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11,
2016, with services following at 11 a.m. at the Griffin
Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, Corsicana, Texas, at 1530 N.
45th Street. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Larry McAlister, Roger McAlister, Kenny
Martin and Alex Cantu.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Stephen "Big I" Cerf
Oct 4, 1941 - May 9, 2016
Irwin Cerf passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the age
He was a native of Corsicana and a life-long resident of Dallas.
Many that knew him well referred to him as "Big I" as he was "larger
He loved being with friends and was always there to help anyone he
"Big I" was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marjorie
Cerf and Elfrieda (Sugar) Schepps.
He is survived by his loving sister, Linda and husband Dave Garner;
nephew Anson Switzer; niece Brooklyn Garner; daughter Rebekha
Thompson; son David Cerf and four grandchildren.
Many heartfelt thanks go to all the wonderful staff, nurses and
caregivers at The Legacy Senior Communities, their loving care and
friendship touched his life in so many ways.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016
at the Corsicana Hebrew
Cemetery in Corsicana.
Aug 8, 1951 - Apr 20, 2016
Michael Eugene Belew, 64, of Sherman was born in McKinney on Aug. 8,
1951 to Donald Eugene and Dolly Sue Collingsworth Belew.
He operated a construction company at the time of his death, and was
a veteran of the U. S. Army, earning the National Defense Medal,
Viet Nam Service Medal, and the Sharpshooter Badge in the
Viet Nam War.
He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sherman, The
American Legion, and the Viet Nam Association Chapter 973.
He passed away peacefully on May [sic] 20, 2016 at the VA Hospital
He was preceded in death by both parents and a sister: Pam Wright.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Massey Belew; son, Jason, Jerrod
and his wife, Cara as well as grandchildren and nephews.
Graveside Services with U. S. Army Honors will be held at 11 a.m. on
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at
Midway Cemetery on State Highway 2370, Midway, Texas off of FM
416, east of Streetman, Texas south of Corsicana, with Bro. James
Crawford, and Bro. Hoppy McGilvary officiating.
Arrangements made by West-Hurt Funeral home.
abt 1946 - Mar 3, 2016
Nathaniel Jackson, Jr., 69, of Corsicana passed Thursday, March 3,
2016 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Wilgo
Baptist Church located, 621 East 1st Avenue with Pastor David E.
Interment will follow at Steen Cemetery in Malakoff.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Clifton Gipson "Buddy" Benton
Dec 25, 1905 - Aug 27, 1981
Clifton (Buddy) Benton, 75, of Emhouse, died Thursday in the
Administration Hospital in Dallas.
Services were Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel.
Burial will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery and the Revs. Bill Gresham and Roger Morris
Benton, a retired farmer and
World War II veteran, is survived by one son, J.W. Benton of
Alma, two sisters, Mrs. Labess Srarvill of Emhouse, and Mrs. Sam
Collins, of Arlington; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include Benny Collins, Jack Benton, Jim Benton, Robert
Bradley, Frank Seeley and Roy Posey.
- The Blooming Grove
Times - Thursday, September
- From the collection
of the Blooming Grove
- Submitted by
- US ARMY WWII
Women in WWII
Elizabeth (Kelt) Phillips-Malone
July 5, 1915 - Mar 11, 2016
Elizabeth (Kelt) Phillips Malone, of Corsicana and formerly
of Chandler, passed away at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village
on Friday morning, March 11, 2016 at the age of 100. She was
born in Chatfield on July 5, 1915 to Julius Kelt and Lela
Her great grandfather W.W. Loop and his family were some of
the earliest settlers in northern Navarro County.
She attended school in Chatfield up to the 10th grade and
went to Wortham where she graduated in the 11th grade.
After graduation she attended a business school before
marrying Joe Phillips on Jan. 16, 1937.
Elizabeth was a Baptist by faith and was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Chandler for 50 years and Northside
Baptist in Corsicana for the last several years. She was
very mission minded and was involved with the W.M.U as a
Director in Henderson County. She helped start many project
with the W.M.U. in Henderson, Smith and Van Zandt Counties
over the years.
While living in Chandler she was a member of a local crafts
club and was Mayor of Chandler in the 1990's.
She loved fishing and playing games like "42, 84 and
Bridge". Later in her life she watched baseball and
basketball and other sports on television.
She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband Joe
Phillips and second husband J.M. Malone; brothers George
Kelt and J.J. Kelt Jr.; sister Genie Whitfill.
She is survived by her sons; Benny Phillips and wife Marilyn
of Chatfield and Jimmy Malone. Granddaughters; Angela Dear
of Virginia Beach, VA, Regina Bonnette of Miramar, FL and
Holly Anderson. Great grandchildren; Katelyn Dear, Abigail
Dear and Rachel Bonnette. She is also survived by various
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the
Tupelo / Chatfield Community Center, 4808 FM 1603 in
Chatfield followed by services being held at the
Chatfield Cemetery with Dr. Rick Lamb of Northside Baptist
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Malone, Danny Richards, Robert
Miles, Terry Montfort, Gerald Rumbo and Bill McHamm.
Memorials may be made to the Chatfield Cemetery Association
or to the Gideon's.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Dennis Norman Whitten
Feb 8, 1967 - Apr 11, 2016
Norman Whitten, 49 of Purdon, passed away Monday, April 11,
2016 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born February 8,
1967 in San Antonio to Don and Jean Whitten.
He is survived by his wife, Anita Whitten, parents Don and
Jean Whitten, brother Doug Whitten. He is also survived by
his nephews, Ethan Whitten, Nicolas Gaskill and Kyle Gaskill;
nieces Kelsey and Rebekah Whitten. Aunts, Peggy Russell,
Faye Leach; Godparents, Bill and Gail Horton of Oak Valley
and god brother, Butch Horton and numerous cousins, friends
and co workers.
Dennis was a
1985 graduate of Corsicana High School and the
University of Texas at Austin. He most recently worked for
Neiman Marcus in Irving. Dennis was a member of the Navarro
Mills Baptist Church and served as music leader.
The world lost one of its very best. Dennis was a short man
but had a gigantic heart. He put out his best effort in
everything he did; from work to family, to friends, to
church and even to strangers. Even though he suffered
immensely the last several years of his life with tremendous
health issues, he never stopped working and never stopped
helping people. He was a true angel on earth. His laughter
was contagious and his crazy life produced one funny story
after another. Funny things just happened to Dennis. Things
that would discourage others but he always turned them into
a funny story for all of us to enjoy.
Visitation will be 6-8 pm Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 am
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Navarro Mills Baptist Church
with Bro. Ben Butler officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Rusty Putman, Kelly Russell, Jonathon
Shofner, Nick Gaskill, Kyle Gaskill, Hubert Dechaume. Junior
pallbearers will be Jordan Dechaume, Brindon Dechaume, Ethan
- Submitted by
Polly Winn &
- h/o Anita Louise (Shelton) Whitten - s/o Don Howard
Whitten & Norma Jean (Brister) Whitten
Mary Sue (Trewin) Bosher
Aug 5, 1926 - Apr 10, 2016
Mary Sue Trewin Bosher, 89, of Corsicana passed away on
Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Mary was born on Aug. 5, 1926.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday,
April 14, 2016 at Luz Eterna Funeral Home located in
Interment to follow at 2 p.m. in
Mar 4, 1963 - May 8, 2016
Delbert Glen Ross, 53, of Ellis County passed away on
Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Baylor of Carrollton Hospic Unit.
He was born on March 4, 1963 in Frost to Lavern and Leola
Delbert graduated from Frost ISD and went on to attend
Navarro College and participated in the Upward Brown Program
He went on to work at Leggett & Platt Inc.
Delbert was preceded in death by his parents and his wife,
Addie Della Moseley.
He is survived by his three step-daughters, Amieteen
Watkins, Lestine Watkins and Tasha Watkins; step-son, Willis
Glen Jr., Watkins; two adoptive sons, Domonique Johnson and
four brothers, Jimmie Ross, Robert Ross, Lavern Ross, Jr.,
and Raylen Ross and two sisters, Dorothy Mayberry and Rose
Visitaion will be held from noon to 7 p.m. at Frost Baptist
Church on Friday, May 13, 2016.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14,
2016 at Frost Baptist Church.
Interment to follow at Frost Cemetery.
Arrangements made by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.