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Nancy Lucinda “Lutie” (Grant) Ballew
Dec 7, 1867 - Jul 16, 1950

Pioneer Resident Dies Following Fracture Of Hip

Mrs. Lutie Grant Ballew, 82, art teacher, 918 West Fifth avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning following a several weeks illness. Mrs. Ballew fell at her home three weeks ago, fracturing a hip.

A native of Clarksville, Texas, Mrs. Ballew had made her home in Corsicana for more than 50 years. She was the widow of the late W. W. Ballew, well-known attorney.

Funeral services are planned from the Corley Funeral Chapel at 4 p.m. Friday with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, and Rev. S. R. Estes, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Patsy Shaw and Mrs. Jester Pittman, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother-in-law, H. C. Ballew, Corsicana, and a sister-in-law, Miss Maude Ballew, Dallas.

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Carrie (Roberts) Goodman
Dec 14, 1880 - Jun 8, 1953

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Goodman

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin chapel for Mrs. Carrie Goodman, who died at Memorial Hospital Monday night.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery, Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating.

Mrs. Goodman had been active in real estate circles here for the past 27 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Maccie Johnson, Marksville, La.; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Hays, Charles Banister, Wayne P. Wood, Scott Lowry, Hood Cheney, Marvin Tekell, Russell Purifoy, Aaron Buie, L. L. Noble and M. F. Osborne.

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Leslie Little “Dock” Goodman
Dec 19, 1881 - Aug 10, 1964

Leslie Goodman Dies Monday

Leslie L. Goodman, retired farmer, died in Lubbock Monday.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Sanders Funeral Chapel in Lubbock and the body will be sent to Corsicana by train, arriving Thursday noon.

Graveside rites will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Frost, Goodman resided at Corsicana prior to moving to Lubbock 26 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Lubbock; two sons, William P. Goodman, Irving, and Lee Goodman, Pasadena; a daughter, Mrs. Loraine Brown, Eldon, Mo.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, August 11, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed h/o Julia Mae (McAdams) Goodman married Feb. 4, 1922 buried in Stewards Mill Cemetery, Fairfield, Tx; s/o William Booth Goodman and Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” (Hancock) Goodman

Sarah Alice (Baker) White-Leonard
May 18, 1847 - Nov 20, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON PIONEER

MRS. SARAH ALICE LEONARD DIED SUNDAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Alice Leonard, aged 79 years, who died Sunday morning at 9:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Leonard, 421 West Collin street, were conducted Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church, of which denomination the deceased had been a member for over thirty years. The Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the church was in charge of the services and burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Music for the funeral was rendered by the choir of the First Baptist church under the direction of Paul B. Harper.

Mrs. Leonard is survived by the following children: George Leonard, Corsicana: George Leonard, Corsicana; Ed Leonard, Amarillo; Mrs. L. Freeman, Proctor, Minn.; Mrs. D. A. Lumley, San Jose, Cal.; Mrs. Will Johnson, Powell; A. B. White, Eldorado, Texas; one sister, Mrs. J. T. Goodwin, Dallas, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Chas. Allen, B. J. Derden, Dr. Albert B. Horn, N. C. Goodman, Norborne Champion, J. Y. Roberts, C. A. Middleton, J. I, Tucker and L. A. Wortham.

Mrs. Leonard was born in Pontatoc, Miss., May 18, 1847, moving from that State to Tennessee from which state at the age of eleven, she with her parents, came to Texas, settling in Navarro county near the present town of Cheneyboro and was married to G. F. Leonard,(now deceased) Dec. 20, 1874. Later the couple moved to Corsicana where they made their home for many years.

In the passing of Mrs. Leonard another pioneer resident of Corsicana and Navarro county has gone to her reward. The loss of a mother and grandmother has saddened the homes of the children and the church has lost a staunch member. It was through the fortitude and strength of character of women like Mrs. Leonard, coupled with that pioneer spirit and Christian motherhood that this great empire was built and a sturdy race has sprung. Their place cannot be filled but the memory of their works will live through the ages and their influence will be felt by other generations in the years to come. Their accomplishments will be an inspiration for the continuation of a great and Christian race of men and women who will continue the work started when they braved the gangers and hardships of settling a new and unknown country.

Mrs. Leonard had many friends throughout the city and county, all of whom were genuinely grieved to learn of her death and all will join in expressing sincere sympathy to the family in the loss of their mother.

The remains of this good woman were followed to their final resting place in Oakwood cemetery by a large concourse of sorrowing friends who had known and loved her in life, and the grave was hidden beneath a profusion of floral offerings that spoke silently but eloquently of the high esteem in which she was held.

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Charles William Reiger
Dec 10, 1925 - Feb 20, 1926

LITTLE CHILD DIED NEAR TUCKERTOWN EARLY HOUR SAT.

Charles William Reiger, 3 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Reiger, died at the family home near Whitten in the oil fields Friday night. The funeral will be held some time Sunday from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors here. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The grandparents of the child expect to arrive here Saturday night to be present at the funeral, the hour for which will be set after they reach Corsicana.

C. P. Reiger is field foreman for the Texas Company in the local oil fields.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, February 20, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Charles Paul Reiger and Velma Margaret (McWhorter) Reiger buried in South Memorial Park cemetery, Pearland, Texas

Cornelius M. Fendley
Sep 8, 1860 - Nov 11, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. M. FENDLEY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Cornelius M. Fendley, aged 66 years, who died at his residence 105 West First avenue here Thursday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock, were held at the residence Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the First Methodist church. The Masonic order had charge of the services at the grave.

He is survived by two sons and one daughter, W. H. Fendley, vice president of the Central State Bank, Harrison Fendley, manager of the Johnson Clothing Company and president of the Corsicana Retail Merchants Association and Miss Ethel Fendley, all of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR C. M. FENDLEY

DIED THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOLLOWING SEVERAL DAYS ILLNESS

Funeral services for Cornelius M. Fendley, aged 66 years, who died at his residence, 105 West First Avenue, Thursday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock following a several days’ illness, were held at the residence Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The Masonic order had charge of the services at the grave. Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducting the services at the home. Mr. Fendley had been in failing health for several months. His condition took a decided turn for the worse Saturday.

He is survived by two sons and one daughter, W. H. Fendley, vice president of the Central State Bank, Harrison Fendley, manager of the Johnson Clothing Company and president of the Corsicana Retail Merchants Association and Miss Ethel Fendley, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were G. E. Mitchell, Harris Ransom, J. Y. Stewart, P. F. Walker, R. D. Fleming and Fred White.

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James L. Barnes, Jr.
Aug 12, 1926 - Sep 9, 1826

INFANT DIES FROM SPIDER BITE; BURIAL FRIDAY MORNING

J. L. Barnes, Jr., aged 28 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barnes, died Thursday morning at 9:40 o’clock and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Friday morning at 10 o’clock.

Death is said to have resulted from a spider’s bite.

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Funeral Services for Little Child Today

Funeral services for J. L. Barnes, Jr., twenty-eight day old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barnes, who died Thursday morning at 9:40 o’clock as a result of a spider bite Saturday, were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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Josephine “Josie” (Berry) Barnes
Aug 13, 1895 - Dec 3, 1955

Mrs. J. L. Barnes Services Monday

Mrs. J. L. Barnes, 60 died in Jacksonville Saturday.

Graveside services were held at Oakwood cemetery Monday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas I. Beck of Houston.

Surviving are her husband, J. L. Barnes, Houston; a son, Tony Barnes, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Housen, Jr., Dickinson; mother, Mrs. Jennie Berry, Alice; three brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren.

Griffin handled local arrangements.

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Charles L. Burns, Jr.
Apr 14, 1926 - May 11, 1926

INFANT DIED HERE TUESDAY; FUNERAL WEDNESDAY 3 P.M.

Charles L. Burns, Jr., 28-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Burns, died Tuesday and burial was made in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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Caviness Daniel Puryear, Jr.
Jun 26, 1941-Apr 6, 1984

Helen Baldauf Puryear, 46, and her husband C. D. Puryear Jr., both of Dallas, were killed in a two-truck accident Friday night near Richland on I-45.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

They are both survived by a son, Dennis Hall, of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Claire Weaver and Marie Wilson, both of Dallas and four grandchildren.

She is also survived by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Baldauf of Fort Worth.

He is also survived by his mother, Mary Ethel Puryear of North Carolina; two brothers, George Puryear of North Carolina and Wallace Puryear of Dallas; six sisters, Mrs. Pauline Faircloth of Dallas and Virgie Watson, Mary O’Briant, Virginia Bardin, Carolyn Ray and Mildred Johnson of North Carolina.

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George M. Ricker
1857 - Dec. 31, 1925 or Jan. 1, 1926

GEORGE RICKER DEAD IN TULSA, OKLA., WAS WELL KNOWN HERE

George Ricker, 56 years old, died at his home in Tulsa, Ok., Thursday night and the body is being brought to Corsicana for burial.

Mr. Ricker formerly lived in Corsicana, spending his young manhood days here and was widely known in this section of the State. For some years past he has made his home in Tulsa.

Mr. Ricker is survived by his wife, two brothers, J. J. Ricker, Corsicana; Will Ricker, of Big Spring; and two sisters, Mrs. Gus DuBose, Corsicana, and Mrs. F. Douglass of Fort Worth.

The funeral will take place from the home of J. J. Ricker, 620 South Fifteenth street, some time Sunday, Details of which have not been completed. The body is expected to arrive in Corsicana Friday night.

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Funeral Services For George Ricker Sunday

Funeral services for George Ricker, 59 years old, who died at his home in Tulsa, Ok., Thursday night, will be held at the home of his brother, J. D. Ricker, 620 South Sixteenth street, at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. I. T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Active pallbearers will be A. P. Young, Charlie Lewis, Alex Freedman, Ed White, El J. Gibson, John Butler and T. J. Walton.

Mr. Ricker is survived by his wife, Mrs. Etta Ricker, Tulsa; two brothers, J. D. Ricker, Corsicana; Will Ricker, Big Spring; and two sisters, Mrs. Gus DuBose, Corsicana, and Mrs. F. Douglass, Fort Worth.

The body reached Corsicana Friday night accompanied by Mrs. Ricker.

Mr. Ricker was born in Corsicana and spent his young manhood days here. He had many friends here who were pained to learn of his death.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE RICKER WERE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for George Ricker, 59 years old, who died at his home in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday night were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the home of his brother, J. D. Ricker, 620 S. Sixteenth street. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Lillian G. (Kelley) Love-Fields-Jackson
Feb 27, 1874 - May 22, 1926

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED SATURDAY IN AUSTIN; BURIED HERE

The body of Mrs. Lillian Jackson, aged 52 years, who died in Austin Saturday night, arrived in Corsicana Monday night and the funeral services were conducted at Oakwood cemetery at 3:30 o’clock.

She is survived by her husband who is an inmate of the I. O. O. F. Home, one son, Carlos Love, Corsicana; one daughter, Lennie Jackson, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 25, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Henry M. Love 2nd husband R. L. Fields married Feb. 28, 1904 3rd husband William Arnold Jackson married Jun. 1, 1911 d/o Thomas B. “Tom” Kelley and Mary (Fouts) Kelley per death certificate

William Arnold Jackson
Mar 8, 1851 - Jun 10, 1938

Funeral Services Saturday Afternoon

Funeral services for W. A. Jackson, 87, who died at 6 o’clock Friday morning in the I. O. O. F. home in Ennis, were held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Sutherland-McCammon funeral chapel, and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Hugh R. Bumpass and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, had charge of the service, and the Odd Fellows Lodge had charge of the service at the grave.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. B. F. Dill, Roane; Mrs. W. J. Coillins, Flint; Miss Lennie Jackson, Dallas; a son Carlos Love, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. D. Calhoun, Dawson; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, June 11, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Alice Delura (Cummings) Jackson buried in Younger cemetery 2nd wife Lillian G. (Kelley) Love-Fields-Jackson s/o Wiley Jackson and Nancy (Morel) Jackson per death certificate

Theodosia Delura “Lulu” (Jackson) Dill
Sep 29, 1877 - May 5, 1961

Mrs. B. F. Dill Dies Friday, Rites Sunday

Mrs. B. F. (Lula) Dill, 83, native of Texas and long-time Corsicana resident, died Friday night in Memorial hospital following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel, Rev. Robert Wooddy, First Baptist church pastor, will officiate and be assisted by Rev. Ray Turner, pastor of Unity Baptist church. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native Texan who was born Sep. 29, 1877, Mrs. Dill resided in Navarro county the past 70 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Huffman, Corsicana, and Mrs. Charles A. Cates, Decatur; one son, J. W. Dill, Corsicana; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Daisy Collins, Henderson; one half-sister, Mrs. Lennie Collier, Dallas; two nieces and one nephew.

Pallbearers will be W. F. (Bill) Dill, Charles Curtis, Clifford Thomason, Lloyd Dill Huffman, Charles Dill and Lendon Wilson.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 6, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Benjamin Franklin Dill d/o William Arnold Jackson and Alice Delura (Cummings) Jackson (Alice is buried in Younger cemetery)

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Sunday Rites For Mrs. Dill

Funeral services for Mrs. B. F. (Lula) Dill, 83, who died in Memorial hospital Friday night after a brief illness, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Ray Turner, pastor of the Unity Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native Texan, Mrs. Dill had resided in Navarro county for the past 70 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Huffman, Corsicana, and Mrs. Charles A. Cates, Decatur; a son, J. W. Dill, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Daisy Collins, Henderson; a half-sister, Mrs. Lennie Collier, Dallas; two nieces and a nephew.

Pallbearers were W. F. (Bill) Dill, Charles Curtis, Clifford Thomason, Loyd Dill Huffman, Charles Dill and Lendon Wilson.

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Albert Otto Edmonds
Jan 23, 1898 - Mar 27, 1926

MAN BURNED DEATH IN OIL FIELD NEAR MILDRED

FIRE UNDETERMINED ORIGIN ALSO CAUSED BIG PROPERTY LOSS

A. O. EDMONDS LOSES LIFE IN FIRE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

Fire originating from an undetermined cause in the oil fields Saturday night took the life of A. O. Edmonds, 28 years old, oil field worker, and consumed about 2,400 barrels of crude oil, together with nine steel tanks.

The fire took place on the Pure Oil Company’s R. D. Fleming lease between Mildred and Whitten about midnight or a short while later, Edmonds was working around the tanks and was thought to have been atop of one of them when a gigantic explosion tore the top off and set fire to the contents. The dead man’s charred body was taken from the ruins about 5 o’clock Sunday morning after the fire had died down, and brought to the undertaking parlors of Bank Sutherland.

Funeral services for Edmonds will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Rev. Smith of the Pentecostal church will officiate. He is survived by his wife and a six months old baby; his father, three sisters and one brother. The father from Tulsa, Ok., and sister from Tulsa and one from Fort Worth arrived in Corsicana, and one sister and one brother are expected to arrive here from Missouri Tuesday morning.

Edmonds had been living in this section for the past three years, coming to the local oil fields from Mexia, where he worked during the oil boom before the Corsicana field was opened. The family lived in the oil fields.

Consumed in the fire were several 1,000barrel oil tanks, one 500 barrel tank and one 1,500 barrel tank. The flames could be seen from Corsicana and for quite a distance in all sections of the oil fields. No other person was injured, as Edmonds was working alone at the time of the accident. It is thought he was standing on the tank that caught first and was attempting to put out the fire when the accumulated gas from within exploded, throwing him high into the air. The body evidently dropped back into the flames, where It burned almost beyond recognition before being brought from the burning ruins several hours later.

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FUNERAL SERVICES VICTIM OF OIL FIELD EXPLOSION TUESDAY

REMAINS OF A. O. EDMONDS BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY THIS AFTERNOON

Funeral services for A. O. Edmonds, aged 28 years, who met death in the oil field five on the Plemming lease of the Pure Oil Company late Saturday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The services were held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors with Rev. Smith in charge, interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased has worked in the Corsicana-Mexia fields for the last five years. He is survived by his wife and one small child.

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Thomas C. Hickey
Jan 23, 1926 - Dec 25, 1926

LITTLE CHILD DIED SATURDAY AND BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Thomas Hickey, 11 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Less Hickey, died Saturday and the remains were interred in the Old Modrell cemetery here Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, December 27, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o William Leslie “Les” Hickey and Minnie Beatrice (Collins) Hickey
  • (Not sure if he’s buried at Oakland or in Modrell)

William Leslie “Les” Hickey
May 29, 1883 - Jul 13, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED MONDAY FOR W. L. HICKEY

W. L. Hickey, aged 61 years, died early Saturday afternoon at the family residence, 706 North Commerce street, following an extended illness.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; eight children, , Earl Hickey, Freeport; Eugene Hickey, Hobbs, N. M.; Lynn Hickey, Houston; James Hickey, Pasadena, and Nolan Hickey, Montana; three daughters, Mrs. Lillie Reed, Galveston; Mrs. Irene Griffin, Odessa, and Miss Mary Lee Hickey, Corsicana; a number of grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Laura Gibson, Houston; Mrs. G. E. Glasscock, Magnolia; Mrs. O. L. Chandler, California, and Mrs. W. F. Lindsey, McCamey; two brothers, Ed C. Hickey, Lubbock, and H. T. Hickey, Houston and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Modrell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 13, 1946
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (not sure if he is in Oakwood or Modrell)
  • h/o Minnie Beatrice (Collins) Hickey married Aug. 17, 1902 s/o William Alexander Hickey and Charlotte Temple (Edington) Hickey

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FUNERAL RITES FOR W. L. HICKEY HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. L. Hickey, aged 61 years, who died early Saturday afternoon at the family residence, 706 North Commerce, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Modrell cemetery. He had been ill for some time. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, Earl Hickey, Freeport; Eugene Hickey, Hobbs, N. M.; Lynn Hickey, Houston; James Hickey, Pasadena, and Nolan Hickey, Montana; three daughters, Mrs. Lillie Reed, Galveston; Mrs. Irene Griffin, Odessa, and Miss Mary Lee Hickey, Corsicana; a number of grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Laura Gibson, Houston; Mrs. G. E. Glasscock, Magnolia; Mrs. O. L. Chandler, California, and Mrs. W. F. Lindsey, McCamey; two brothers, Ed C. Hickey, Lubbock, and H. T. Hickey, Houston and other relatives.

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Jewel Jeanette (Foster) Baker
Jul 16, 1889 - Nov 24, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. BAKER BE HELD LATE TODAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Baker, aged 37 years, wife of Lee Baker, who died at the family residence in Malakoff early Tuesday morning, were held here late Wednesday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The remains were brought to Corsicana by the Sutherland hearse, leaving Malakoff about 2 o’clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Baker were residents of Corsicana until a few months ago when they moved to Malakoff. Mrs. Baker underwent an operation at the Navarro county hospital several weeks ago.

Surviving are her husband, four small children, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Foster of Corsicana; one brother, four sisters, two step-brothers, two step-sisters, one half brother a number of other relatives.

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Kenneth Otto Zoller
Mar 17, 1926 - May 19, 1926

INFANT DIED EARLY TUESDAY ON M’KIE LEASE INOIL FIELD

The two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Zoller died at an early hour Tuesday morning and the funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Zoller is farm boss for the Pure Oil Company on the McKie Lease.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 19, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Otto Clarence Zoller & Anna Ruth (Smitherman) Zoller buried in Lakewood Memorial Cemetery, Henderson, Texas

Sarah Alice (Kelley) Dorman
Jul 25, 1875 - Aug 24, 1926

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED DALLAS EARLY HOUR TODAY

REMAINS MRS. ALICE DORMAN TO BE BROUGH HERE LATE TUESDAY

News was received in Corsicana at an early hour Tuesday to the effect that Mrs. Alice Dorman, aged 51 years, had passed away in Dallas at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pansy Irwin, at a few minutes past 12 o’clock Tuesday morning after an illness of several weeks. According to announcement the remains will arrive in Corsicana Tuesday afternoon on the 6:30 interurban car and will be taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earle Pressley, 309 South Fifteenth street, where they will remain until Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Dorman is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Pansy Irwin of Dallas and Mrs. Earle Pressley of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. E. C. Sears of Corsicana, Mrs. Ben Todd of Richland and Mrs. Addie Hook and Mrs. Nick Parrish of Emhouse; three brothers, H. N. Kelley of Hooker, Ok., W. R. Kelley of Dallas, and H. W. Kelley of Albemarle, North Carolina.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced at press hour other than that the funeral services are expected to occur Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Dorman was born in Navarro county, near Cryer Creek and had resided in this county all during her life until a few months ago when she removed to Dallas. She was a member of the Methodist church at Black Hills, never having transferred her membership from her childhood home. She was beloved by a host of friends who knew and loved her in life and who extend heartfelt sympathy to her bereaved loved ones in their hour of sorrow.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. ALICE DORMAN WERE HELD TODAY

REMAINS BROUGHT HERE AFTER DEATH IN DALLAS TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock for Mrs. Alice Dorman, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pansy Irwin in Dallas at an early hour Tuesday morning with the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church, conducting the services. The funeral services were held at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Earl Pressley, 309 South Fifteenth street, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

During the services at the home and at the grave a quartette composed of Misses Drane and Parker and Messrs. Will Cheney and Sidney Brietz sang a number of the favorite hymns of the deceased. A large concourse of friends gathered at the home and then followed the remains to their final resting place and a great profusion of floral offerings were placed on the grave, speaking in a gentle manner of the love and esteem in which she was held by those who had known her most intimately and who in this way bespoke their love for her.

Active pallbearers were: Robert Irvine, J. J. Tucker, Earl Robinson, John Wilson, Graham Dickson, Maurice Keathley, E. B. Gaston and Lynne Wortham. Honorary pallbearers named were Dr. L. E. Kelton, W. J. Cheney, Joe Garner, J. E. Butler, A. P. Young, T. J. Walton, S. P. Story and J. E. Williamson.

Mrs. Dorman passed away just after midnight Tuesday morning after an illness of several weeks with her immediate family at her bedside. The body was brought to Corsicana late Tuesday via interurban and taken to the home of Mrs. Pressley where it lay until the funeral hour this afternoon. She had many friends in Corsicana and in the Black Hills and Cryer Creek sections of the county, she having been born and reared in that section of the county. She was a member of the Methodist church but still kept her membership at the Black Hills church.

She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Pansy Irwin of Dallas, and Mrs. Earl Pressley of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. E. C. Sears of Corsicana, Mrs. Ben Todd of Richland, and Mrs. Addie Hook and Mrs. Nick Parrish of Emhouse; three brothers, H. N. Kelley of Hooker, Okla., W. r. Kelley of Dallas, and H. W. Kelley of Albermarle, N. C.

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Pansy E. (Dorman) Irwin-Grubb
Dec 28, 1894 - Dec 7, 1948

Mrs. HARVEY GRUBB DIES LAST NIGHT; RITES THURSDAY

Mrs. Harvey Grubb, life-long Corsicana resident, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday evening at 9:15 o’clock following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. R. Hall of Marlin and Dr. Bryan H. Keathley of Dallas, both Presbyterian ministers.

Mrs. Grubb was a member of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, long-time Corsicana resident and former professional baseball player and manager; a sister, Mrs. Earl Presley, several aunts and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Seaborn Lipsey, Leslie White, N. D. Hook, Merle Williams, Kirby Wilson, E. C. Sears, F. C. Paul and Tommy McClure.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. GRUBB HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Harvey Grubb, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. W. R. Hall, Marlin, and Dr. Bryan H. Keathley, Dallas, Presbyterian ministers. Mrs. Grubb was a member of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband and a sister, Mrs. Earl Presley, both of Corsicana; several aunts and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Seaborn Lipsey, Leslie White, N. D. Hook, Merle Williams, Kirby Wilson, E. C. Sears, F. C. Paul and Tommy McClure.

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Harvey Harrison Grubb
Sep 18, 1890 - Jan 25, 1970

Harvey Grubb Rites Tuesday

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Harvey Grubb who died Sunday in Corpus Christi. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, a veteran World War 1, and well-known baseball player.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Earl Presley of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. May Thompson of Greensboro, N. C.; two brothers, W. C. and E. D. Grubb both of North Carolina.

Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge, and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Grubb Rites

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Harvey Grubb who died Sunday in Corpus Christi. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Eugene Wood with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, one sister, two brothers, and other relatives.

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V. D. Sims
Mar 10, 1907 - Dec 28, 1926

YOUNG MAN KILLED BY ELECTRICITY IN POWELL OIL SECTOR

RADIO AERIAL FALLS ACROSS POWER LINE AND B. D. SIMS ELECTROCUTED

B. D. Sims, aged 19 years, died a few minutes after receiving an electric shock at the A. H. Hines store near Whitten, an oil field town, Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to fix a radio aerial that had blown down. The aerial had blown down over a power line that furnishes electricity to the oil fields and the current passed through Sims’ body as the ground on which he was standing was wet.

The body is being held at Sutherland’s Undertaking Parlor awaiting arrival of relatives before funeral arrangements are made.

The deceased was an employe in the store near which he was killed.

His father, J. W. Sims and one brother survive.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VICTIM ELECTRIC SHOCK HELD TODAY

V. D. SIMS DIED IMMEDIATELY AFTER RECEIVING HIGH VOLTAGE THROUGH BODY

Funeral services for V. D. Sims, aged 19 years, who died immediately after receiving an electric shock Tuesday afternoon when attempting to repair a radio aerial that had fallen over a high power electric line at the A. H. Hince store near Whitten in the Oil Field, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased was an employe at the Hince store.

I. W. Sims, father of the lad, and one brother survive.

The current of the high power line passed through the body of Sims as he was standing on wet ground. The power line furnishes the electric current used in the oil fields. Sims died within a few minutes after receiving the shock.

The following were the pallbearers:

T. B. Henderson, F. H. McLemore, C. E. Farmer, O. G. Roach, Leon Sanders and Frank McNally.

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Mary E. “Pink” Stewart
Oct 15, 1851 - Jul 19, 1926

AGED WOMAN DIED AT HOME HERE EARLY MONDAY MORNING

MISS PINK STEWART HAD BEEN RESIDENT CORSICANA MANY YEARS

Miss Stewart, aged 74 years, died at her home at 309 West First avenue here Monday morning at 2:30 o’clock and the funeral services will be conducted at the residence Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Stewart is survived by two sisters, Miss Nan Stewart, and Mrs. R. J. Murphy, one brother, Sheriff John W. Stewart, all of Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. R. B. Snodgrass, Beaumont, and Mrs. W. Arthur Crawford, Dallas.

She was a long-time resident of Corsicana.

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AGED CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED HERE TUESDAY MORNING

LONG-TIME RESIDENT THIS CITY LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Miss Pink Stewart, aged 74 years, who died at her residence 309 West First Monday morning were held at the residence Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jesse P. Sewell, pastor of the Church of Christ. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Stewart is survived by two sisters, Miss Nan Stewart, and Mrs. R. J. Murphy, one brother, Sheriff John W. Stewart, all of Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. R. B. Snodgrass, Beaumont, and Mrs. W. Arthur Crawford, Dallas.

She has been a long-time resident of Corsicana.

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John W. Stewart
Feb 14, 1863 - Jun 24, 1937

JOHN W. STEWART WELL KNOWN PEACE OFFICED IS DEAD

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 5 O’CLOCK

John W. Stewart, aged 73 years, a native of Tennessee but resident of Corsicana for fifty years, long-time and well-known peace officer, died at his home 609 South Eighteenth street at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon. He had been in declining health for some time, but his death was unexpected.

Funeral services are planned for 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the residence with Rev. O. W. Reece, pastor of the First Christian church in charge. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. L. B. Torrey, 5706 Aneta, Dallas and one sister, Miss Nan Stewart, Corsicana. His daughter was en route from Chicago to her home in Dallas at the time of his death.

“Uncle John” as he was familiarly known to his host of friends, served for many years as a city officer and at one time was city marshall. Also, he had been constable of the Corsicana precinct and served as sheriff of Navarro county from 1925 to 1927.

Sutherland-McCammon will have charge of funeral arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR JNO. W. STEWART

Funeral services for John Stewart, 73, who died Thursday afternoon will be at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the family residence 609 South Eighteenth street, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. O. W. Reece, pastor of the First Christian church will conduct the rites.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. L. B. Torrey, Dallas and one sister, Miss Nan Stewart, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Paul DeHaes, Cap Curington, Joe Donally, Dr. A. B. Horn, Jerry Roe and Paul Moore.

Mr. Stewart was a native of Tennessee but had been a resident of Corsicana for 50 years. He served for many years as a city officer and at one time was city marshall. Also, he had been constable of the Corsicana Precinct and served as sheriff of Navarro county from 1925-1927.

Sutherland – McCammon will have charge of funeral arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. W. STEWART SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for John W. Stewart, 73, former well-known Corsicana and Navarro county officer, who died late Thursday afternoon, were held from the family home, 906 South Eighteenth street, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. O. W. Reece, pastor of the First Christian church.

A native of Tennessee, Mr. Stewart had resided in Corsicana for more than a half century. He served as a city policeman for years and for a time was city marshall. After serving as constable, he was elected sheriff of Navarro county and served from 1825-1927.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. L. B. Torrey, Dallas, and a sister, Miss Nan Stewart, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Paul DeHace, Cap Curington, Joe Donally, Dr. A. B. Horn, Jerry Roe, Newt Carson, Mr. Stewart and Paul Moore.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Out of Town Friends And Relatives Attend John Stewart Funeral

A large group of sorrowing relatives and friends of the John Stewart family attended the funeral services for the late Mr. John W. Stewart, held Sunday afternoon at the family home, 609 South Eighteenth street, and accompanied the remains to Oakwood cemetery where it was laid to rest under a mound of beautiful floral offerings sent by sorrowing friends as a silent tribute of love and esteem.

The following out-of-town relatives and friends were present: Mrs. L. B. Torrey, daughter, and Mr. Torrey of Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Blaylock, Dr. and Mrs. W. D. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Sullivan, Miss Mary Lou Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Campbell, Mrs. Fay Murphy, Mrs. George Elmicke, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Phillips, Mrs. Emily Oliver, Ralph Raggo, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cowson, Tom L. Lewellyn, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stewart, all of Dallas; Mrs. R. B. Snodgrass and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Snodgrass of Beaumont; Mrs. Snodgrass, Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. J. Knox Duncan, Athens, and a number of Kilgore friends.

Countless telegrams of sympathy were received by Mrs. Stewart, and her daughter from over the state, and their Corsicana friends and acquaintances join on extending heartfelt sympathy to them at this time of their great sorrow.

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Willie (Bass) Stewart
Aug 24, 1878 - Dec 8, 1960

Mrs. Stewart Dies Thursday

Mrs. John W. Stewart, 85, widow of a former Navarro county sheriff and peace officer, died in the Juliet Fowler Home in Dallas Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the First Christian church Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the church of which she was an active member for many years.

She was a member of the Supreme Forest of the Woodman Circle.

Mrs. Stewart was the former Miss Willie Bass, native of Lampasas, but a resident of Corsicana all of her married life. She had been in Dallas since August. She fell two weeks ago and is reported to have suffered a heart attack Thursday afternoon.

Surviving is a son-in-law, L. B. Tory of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be John Finch, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Chester Sprinkle, Robert Cason, Newton Cason, Albert Fullerton, Paul Mitchell and Glen Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of the First Christian church.

Her late husband was sheriff of Navarro county from 1925 to 1927 and was a long-time peace officer here.

MCammon will direct.

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Minnie (Key) Hutchison
Sep 19, 1882 - Jun 24, 1926

KERENS WOMAN BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD DIED IN HOSPITAL

Mrs. Minnie Hutchison, aged 43 years, wife of H. Hutchison of the Kerens community, died Thursday at the Navarro county hospital and the funeral services will be conducted from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The hour for the services had not been announced at press hour.

She is survived by her husband and five children.

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Funeral Here Sunday For Kerens Woman

Funeral services will be held sometime Sunday for Mrs. Minnie Hutchison, aged 43 years, wife of H. Hutchison of Kerens. Mrs. Hutchison died in the Navarro county Hospital Thursday.

She is survived by her husband and five children.

Interment and services will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR KERENS WOMAN HELD HERE SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Hutchison, aged 43 years, who died at the Navarro County Hospital last week, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The deceased is survived by her husband H. Hutchison, of the Kerens community, and five children.

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Pearl (Hitchcock) Bamburg
Jul 31, 1888 - Jun 25, 1926

CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED IN OAKWOOD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Bamburg, aged 38 years, who died last week, were held Sunday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery at 3 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Watson, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church. She is survived by her husband, father and other relatives.

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Jake Monroe Griffin
Sep 3, 1866 - May 9, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. M. GRIFFIN MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. M. Griffin aged 60 years, who died at his residence in the Thorp Addition Sunday night at 10 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Griffin has been ill for three months. He has resided in Corsicana for several years.

Surviving are his wife, one son, John Griffin, and one daughter, Mrs. Effie Foreman.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, November 15, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Willie Etta (Blackmon) Griffin-Rhoden buried in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx; s/o John Griffin & Sarah Ann (Loden) Castleberry-Griffin

Electra Elizabeth (Conner) Crews
Jan 30, 1892 - Sep 23, 1926

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED IN WACO THURSDAY EVENING

MRS. D. C. CREWS TO BE BURIED HERE SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. D. C. Crews, aged 34 years died Thursday evening at 7 o’clock at the Baptist Sanitarium in Waco where she had been three weeks following an operation for appendicitis. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the First Baptist church of this city with Dr. J. M. Dawson, pastor of the First Baptist church of Waco and Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church here, conducting the service. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The body was brought to Corsicana Friday morning and taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Conner, 1577 West Fourth avenue, where it will remain until the funeral hour.

Mrs. Crews is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Conner, two brothers, J. A. Conner, Wichita Falls; Everal Conner, Corsicana, and four sisters, Mrs. Z. T. Banks, Powell; Mrs. W. E. (Zeke) Slaughter, Mrs. Essie Duke and Miss Minnie Conner, all of Corsicana.

Active pallbearers will be Wade Hampton, Harry A. Klein, Noble H. Reeves, J. H. Campbell, all of Waco, and N. C. Pinkston, Harry Benson, W. J. Rochelle, Corsicana and J. R. Isleib of Dallas. All her friends and friends of the family have been named honorary pallbearers.

Sidney Brietz will sing at the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. D. C. CREWS

MANY OUT OF TOWN PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE AND FLOWERS BEAUTIFUL

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Mrs. D. C. Crews of Waco, who was formerly Miss Electra Conner of this city. Mrs. Crews died Thursday evening in a Waco sanitarium, following an operation some three weeks ago and the remains were brought to Corsicana Friday morning and taken to the home of Mrs. Crews’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Conner, 1577 West Fourth avenue, where they remained until Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, when they were taken to the First Baptist church, where the funeral services were held with Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church of Corsicana, and Dr. J. M. Dawson, pastor of the First Baptist church of Waco officiating.

Active pallbearers were Wade Hampton, Harry A. Klein, N. B. Reaves, J. H. Campbell, all of Waco, and N. C. Pinkston, Harry Benson, W. J. Rochelle, Corsicana and J. R. Isleib of Dallas. All her friends and friends of the family were named honorary pallbearers.

The choir of the church rendered the music with special music by Sidney Brietz. There were a great many beautiful floral offerings that told in a silent yet beautiful manner of the love and esteem in which this young woman was held.

A special feature in connection with the funeral services was a talk by Mrs. Crews’ Sunday School teacher, Mrs. E. R. Nash, Jr., of Waco, who told in a most touching and eloquent manner of the life of deceased since she had been in her Sunday School class. A more eloquent tribute has never been paid anyone than was paid to this Christian young woman by the speaker.

The following out of town people were in attendance upon the funeral services:
Miss Ruth Bailey, Lee Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Hampton, Mrs. E. R. Nash, Jr., Mrs. J. S. Dumas, Mrs. R. W. Vining, Mrs. Baker Brown, Dr. J. M. Dawson, Harry A. Klein, Miss Annie Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Price Cheancy, J. H. Campbell, Rex McWilliams, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bailey, Mrs. Russell Ross, Mrs. Blair, all of Waco; Mr. and Mrs. J. Afton Burke, Cisco; and Mrs. J. Afton Burke, Cisco; Mrs. J. R. Islieb, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Slaughter of Dallas; Mrs. J. W. Collier, Fort Worth; Mrs. Glenn Rogers, Nacona; Miss Tippora English, Mineral Wells; Mrs. J. H. Burke and daughter, San Saba; W. P Beasley, Ennis; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McWilliams, Cleburne; Miss Lela Crews, Miss Minta Young, Mrs. Horton Young, of LaRue; Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Crews, Big Springs; Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Denman, Gilmer; Mrs. W. N. Miller, Vega; Mrs. J. D. Forester, Del Rio; Mrs. W. L. Reynols, Eustace; J. C. and Herbert Reynolds, Eustace; Emmitt Young, Cleburne; Byron Young, Sanger; Dr. and Mrs. Lowrey, Blooming Grove; Miss Irva Lowrey, Dallas.

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Essie Ella (Burke) Conner 
Nov 26, 1868 - Sep 29, 1934

MRS. ESSIE CONNER DIED LATE SATURDAY AND BURIED SUNDAY

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY AND RESIDENT OF CORSICANA MANY YEARS

Funeral services for Mrs. Essie Conner, aged 65 years, wife of Wm. Conner, who died Saturday night at 8 o’clock after and illness of several weeks, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family home, 735 West Second avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Conner was a native of Navarro county and had resided in Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are her husband, four daughters, Miss Minnie Conner, Corsicana; Mrs. W. E. Slaughter, Corsicana; Mrs. Essie Duke, Corsicana; and Mrs. Z. T. Banks, Powell; two sons, J. A. Conner, Waco and T. E. Conner, Dallas; three granddaughters, Miss Floy Banks, Powell; Miss Essie Elizabeth Slaughter, Corsicana, and Miss Ruth Irline Duke, Corsicana; three brothers, J. O. Burke, Corsicana; S. Z. Burke, Corsicana, and Harrison Burke, San Saba; a sister, Mrs. W. Banker Brown, Waco, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. L. Slaughter, P. D. Williams, R. B. Mitchell, Rufus Pevehouse, H. H. Hayes, S. H. Butler and Byron Cheney.

Singers were Mrs. B. M. Henderson, Mrs. C. A. Middleton, Lloyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf.

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

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Had Mrs. Conner lived until Feb. 17, 1935, she and her husband would have been married 50 years.

The family resided at Roane until 21 years ago when they moved to Corsicana.

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William Conner
Nov 23, 1860 - Feb 29, 1936

WILLIAM CONNER, NATIVE NAVARRO COUNTY, IS DEAD

FUNERAL SERVICE BE HELD FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SUNDAY 3 P.M.

William Conner, aged 75 years, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at his home, 738 West Second avenue, Saturday morning at 7:30 o’clock, after an illness of many months.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

Mr. Conner was born near Hester, several miles northeast of Corsicana. He lived in the Roane community for many years and in addition to his farming interests operated a gin and mercantile business for many years at Roane. He moved to Corsicana in 1912 and was identified with the Conner and Harrison grocery concern until his retirement in 1918.

Mr. Conner was active in political affairs of Navarro County for a half century. He was decided in his views on questions and topics of the day, but was tolerant of the views and opinions of others.

Mr. Conner was manager for Navarro county for Earl B. Mayfield in his candidacy for the gubernatorial nomination several years ago and at the time of his death was a member of the Navarro County Conciliation Board, receiving his appointment several years ago from Governor Miriam A. Ferguson. Mr. Conner was an active supporter for better roads and highways and took part in the bond issue campaigns for better roads. He attended the meeting held in Corsicana when the idea of the Texas Centennial was first promulgated in 1923 and was a staunch follower of the idea during the years when the work toward the realization of the movement was in progress.

He served in political organizations and always was prominent in local political happenings as well as in state issues and campaigns. Well-posted on current events and an excellent student of governmental problems, Mr. Conner frequently contributed to local and state publications, setting forth his ideas and thoughts in concise and terse language.

Surviving are four daughters, Miss Minnie Conner, Corsicana; Mrs. Z. T. Banks, Powell; Mrs. W. E. Slaughter, Corsicana, and Mrs. Essie Duke, Corsicana; two sons, J. A. Conner, Houston, and Thomas E. Conner, Dallas; three granddaughters, Floy Banks, Powell; Essie Elizabeth Slaughter, Corsicana and Ruth Arline Duke, Corsicana.

Active pallbearers will be L. A. Slaughter, R. B Mitchell, Rufus Pevehouse, H. H. Hanks, S. H. Butler and Byron Cheney.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 29, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Essie Ella (Burke) Conner; s/o Sherrod L. Conner & Elizabeth Ann (Laughlin) Conner buried in Conner Family cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WM. CONNER ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY AND LONG ACTIVE IN LOCAL POLITICS

Funeral services for William Conner, aged 75 years, life-long resident of Navarro county, who died at his home, 738 West Second Avenue, Saturday morning at 7:30 o’clock, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

Mr. Conner was born near Hester, several miles northeast of Corsicana. He lived in the Roane community for many years and in addition to his farming interests operated a gin and mercantile business for many years at Roane. He moved to Corsicana in 1912 and was identified with the Conner and Harrison grocery concern until his retirement in 1918.

Mr. Conner had always been active in political circles, and was campaign manager for Earl B. Mayfield several years ago when Mayfield was seeking the gubernatorial nomination. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Navarro county conciliation board, having been appointed to the post several years ago by Governor Miriam A. Ferguson. Mr. Conner was a close student of political and economic affairs, and frequently contributed articles to various periodicals and publications, setting forth his views and opinions on current problems.

Surviving are four daughters, Miss Minnie Conner, Corsicana; Mrs. Z. T. Banks, Powell; Mrs. W. E. Slaughter, Corsicana, and Mrs. Essie Duke, Corsicana; two sons, J. A. Conner, Houston, and Thomas E. Conner, Dallas; three granddaughters, Floy Banks, Powell; Essie Elizabeth Slaughter, Corsicana and Ruth Arline Duke, Corsicana.

Active pallbearers were L. A. Slaughter, R. B Mitchell, Rufus Pevehouse, H. H. Hanks, S. H. Butler and Byron Cheney.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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

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Minnie Lee Conner
Nov 14, 1885 - Dec 18, 1973

Miss Conner

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Minnie Lee Conner, 88, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home. Rev. Eugene Wood and Rev. H. Egge will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro County and a member of First Baptist church.

Survivors include two sisters, Ms. W. E. Slaughter of Corsicana and Mrs. Essie Chance of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, J. A. Conner of Houston and T. E. Conner of Lamesa; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Miss Conner

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Minnie Lee Conner,88 of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home. Rev. Eugene Wood and Rev. E. H. Egge officiated and burial was at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, two brothers and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Ben Sloan, Paul Sloan, Elliott Middleton, Dick Irvin, Dickie Miller and J. Miller Reid.

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Beatrice (Conner) Banks
Aug 21, 1887 - Jan 26, 1955

Mrs. Z. T. Banks Dies Wednesday; Services Friday

Mrs. Z. T. Banks, 67, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of The First Baptist church, of which Mrs. Banks was a long-time member.

A native of Roane community, Mrs. Banks resided at Powell for many years before moving to Corsicana where she has made her home with the exception of a short stay in Waco.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Clark E. Butler and a grandson, Jack Banks Butler, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Slaughter and Miss Minnie Conner, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Essie Denny, Great Falls, Montana; two brothers, Thomas E. Conner, Lamesa, and K. A. Conner, Houston; two nieces, Mrs. David McElwrath, Harlingen, and Mrs. Ruth Mills, Great Falls, Montana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be T. E. Irvin, C. E. Middleton, Frank Marx, Jr.; H. L. Roberts, N. Suttle Roberts, Roy Bristow, Joe Seale and Cecil Foster.

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Friday Services For Mrs. Banks

Funeral services for Mrs. Z. T. Banks, 67, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night following an extended illness, were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 10:30 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Roane, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Conner, Mrs. Banks resided at Powell for many years before moving to Corsicana. She made her home in Waco a few years in the late 1940s but the family returned to Corsicana in 1948.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Clark E. Butler and a grandson, Jack Banks Butler, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Slaughter and Miss Minnie Conner, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Essie Denny, Great Falls, Montana; two brothers, Thomas E. Conner, Lamesa, and K. A. Conner, Houston; two nieces, Mrs. David McElwrath, Harlingen, and Mrs. Ruth Mills, Great Falls, Montana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. E. Irvin, C. E. Middleton, Frank Marx, Jr.; H. L. Roberts, N. Suttle Roberts, Roy Bristow, Joe Seale and Cecil Foster.

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John Archie “Jack” Conner
Dec 15, 1893 - Jul 26, 1974

Jack Conner

HOUSTON—Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Settegast-Kopf Funeral Chapel in Houston for John Archie (Jack) Conner, 80, who died Friday in Houston.

Dr. James S. Riley and Dr. Ross E. Dillon will officiate. Graveside services will be held in Oakwood Cemetery Monday at 4:30 p.m. with Rev. E. H. Egge Officiating.

Conner was a native of Navarro county and a retired food broker. He was a member of the Houston Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bessie Unger Conner of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Slaughter of Corsicana and Mrs. Marshall Chance of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Thomas E. Conner of Lamesa; three nieces, Mrs. Clark E. Butler and Mrs. Essie McElwrath of Corsicana and Mrs. Charles McDonald of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a nephew, Tom Reeves Conner of Houston and several great-nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the E. P. West Bible Class of the Houston Second Baptist Church.

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William Ezekiel “Zeke” Slaughter
Jan. 30, 1885 - Dec. 8, 1951

W. E. Slaughter Is Heart Attack Victim Saturday

W. E. (Zeke) Slaughter, 66, died with a heart attack at the family home, 1410 West Second Avenue, early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor, and Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Native of County.
A life-long resident of Navarro county, Slaughter was vice president and treasurer of the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber company here. He had been with this concern since December 18, 1922. Prior to going with Whiteselle company, Slaughter had served several years as Navarro county auditor, having been appointed to that post by the late Judge H. B. Daviss. He left the auditor’s office in July 1921.

Slaughter had served many years as steward of the First Methodist church.

Slaughter was a director of the Corsicana Retail Merchants association for the past 17 years, and was auditor 16 yeas.

He was a member of the Mason Lodge.

Survivors Listed.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. David McElwrath, Harlingen; two grandchildren, David McElwrath, Jr., and Gayle McElwrath, both of Harlingen; a sister, Mrs. Edgar Metcalf, Corsicana; a brother, A. L. Slaughter, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be S. K. Brietz, T. A. Blakeney, Douglas Almond, Curry Butler, C. C. Crowson, B. L. Sanders, Jr., H. R. Stroube, Jr., and William Clarkson 111.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, December 8, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Abigall “Abbie” (Conner) Slaughter married Feb. 17, 1914; s/o John Albert Slaughter & Elizabeth Carisle “Betty” (Pickens) Slaughter
     

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W. E. Slaughter Service Sunday

Funeral services for W. E. (Zeke) Slaughter, 66 who died with a heart attack early Saturday, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor, and Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A life-long resident of Navarro County, Slaughter served several years as Navarro county auditor before leaving that post in July, 1921.

He had been with the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company since December, 1922, and at the time of his death was vice president and treasurer of the corporation. He had been a director of the Corsicana Retail Merchants Association 17 years and was auditor of that organization 16 years.

Slaughter was a steward of the First Methodist church many years and was a Mason.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. David McElwrath, Harlingen; two grandchildren, David McElwrath, Jr., and Gayle McElwrath, both of Harlingen; a sister, Mrs. Edgar Metcalf, Corsicana; a brother, A. L. Slaughter, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. K. Brietz, T. A. Blakeney, Douglas Almond, Curry Butler, C. C. Crowson, B. L. Sanders, Jr., H. R. Stroube, Jr., and William Clarkson 111.

McCammon directed.

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Rachel (Barry) Chestnutt
Feb 18, 1858 – Jan 17, 1926

CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT IN DALLAS

MRS. W. A. CHESTNUTT SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS—FUNERAL TUESDAY

Mrs. W. A. Chestnutt, aged 68 years, passed away in Dallas Sunday night about 11 o’clock, where she was with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Cullinan, after an illness of several weeks. The remains arrived in Corsicana Monday afternoon at 3:45 o’clock and were taken to her late home, 1430 West Second avenue, from whence the funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with the Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third avenue Presbyterian church, of which deceased had been a life-long member officiating. Burial will be immediately afterward in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Chestnutt is survived by her husband and two children, Mrs. Frank Cullinan of Dallas, and J. Ward Chestnutt of Wichita Falls. She is also survived by a brother, M. L. Barry of Del Rio and a sister Mrs. Dood Roseborough of Marshall.

Mrs. Chestnutt was formerly Miss Rachael Barry, the daughter of an old and aristocratic Southern family, and has lived in Navarro county and Corsicana for many years. She was born near Tehuacana Hills, and removed with her parents to the Old Dresden community when but a small child. After her marriage she removed to Corsicana and has resided here for many years, where she was known and loved by a large circle of friends.

Since early life she has been a member of the Presbyterian church, for many years of that time being a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church of Corsicana. She was a good woman and many have been the expressions of sincere sorrow and deep regret of her passing away. She was not ostentatious in her good works, but went quietly about doing good wherever she found that her services would be of benefit to her fellow-beings.

Her closest friends did not know the extent of her ministrations to less fortunate in this world, and since her passing her good works are becoming known to a large extent by those whom she had befriended and succored during the hour of trial or need coming forward and making many of her good deeds known. Truly she was a Mother in Israel and there will not be found soon one who can effectively fill the place vacated by her in her church and community life, while the bereaved husband, daughter and son are heartbroken at the passing of their loved one, and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to them at this sad hour.

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Mrs. Chestnut Passes Away Sunday Night.

Word was received from Dallas last night about midnight saying that Mrs. W. A. Chestnut had passed away. The remains will arrive this afternoon, and the funeral will take place some time tomorrow, details of which will be given later. Her death is a blow to her many friends here and elsewhere, even though it has been expected for some time.

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In Society
Mrs. S. C. Bagby, Editor.

Mrs. W. A. Chestnut.

The passing of Mrs. W. A. Chestnut on Sunday night at 11 o’clock in St. Paul’s Sanitarium, Dallas, where she had been ill for some time, removes one of Corsicana’s most beloved and useful women. Though she will not be with us again her beautiful spirit will radiate throughout the ages. She will be remembered, not only by her winsome personality but by her many acts of kindness and gentleness to all mankind—young, old, of high or low degree.

The sympathy of friends everywhere goes out to her devoted husband, to her beloved daughter, Mrs. Frank Cullinan and family of Dallas and son, Jerry Ward Chestnut and wife of Wichita Falls.

Sweetest memories will ever recur at the mention of the name of Mrs. Chestnut. Her life on earth will call for the rarest, richest reward heaven can bestow.

The throng of mourning friends and loved ones who attended the funeral from the home this afternoon at 3 o’clock, and the beautiful canopy of flowers under which she now rests in Oakwood attest the great love and esteem in which she was held.

A most beautiful and impressive service was said by her pastor, Rev. Ilion T. Jones of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and the singers, Ms. P. C. Townsend, Mrs. H. J. Robbins and Messrs. C. L. Knox and Edgar Metcalf, bespoke their hearts in the beautiful songs sung.

Besides her children, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cullinan and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Chestnut of Wichita Falls, quite a number of Dallas relatives and friends attended the funeral as follows: Mr. Charles Barry, a nephew and wife; Mrs. T. W. Varnell, a niece, and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Proctor, Mrs. Fred Jones and Mrs. M. T. Lively.

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Edith Marilyn Adams
Dec 10, 1923 - Aug 12, 1926

LITTLE CHILD WAS DROWNED RICHLAND THURS. AFTERNOON

Edith Maryland Adams, two-year-nine months and two days, drowned Thursday afternoon at 12:45 o’clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Adams of Richland. The little girl was rushed to the Navarro county hospital where the pulmotor was used in vain effort to revive her. Funeral arrangements and details relative to the manner in which the little child drowned were not available at press hour Thursday afternoon.

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LITTLE CHILD IS DROWNED BATH TUB AT RICHLAND HOME

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD IN RICHLAND THIS AFTERNOON

Funeral services for little Edith Maryland Adams, two years, nine months and two days old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Adams of Richland who drowned Thursday afternoon were held Friday afternoon with interment in Richland cemetery.

The mother placed the little child in the bathtub and left the room for a few minutes. When she returned, the child’s face was under the water.

The child was rushed to the Navarro county hospital where the pulmotor was employed in a vain effort to resuscitate her.

The funeral services were held at 4 o’clock.

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RICHLAND NEWS.
Special to the Sun.

Richland, Texas, August. 19.

Two visits from the death angel in our little town has cast a sadness over the whole city.

The death angel plucked from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Adams the fairest flower from their midst. Little Edith Marylin Adams passed away Thursday at 1 o’clock, August 12. She was buried Friday August 13, at 4 o’clock. She was two years, nine months and two days old.

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Andrew Buchanan “Buck” White
Apr 2, 1872 - Nov 12, 1964

A. B. White, 92, Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday

A. B. White, 92, Eldorado rancher, native of Texas, died in San Angelo Thursday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hopewell cemetery at Navarro.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Herbert White, Yuma, Ariz., and Rex White, Eldorado; a daughter, Mrs. Marion Baker, San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. Florene Lomley, Fairfield, Calif.; a half-brother, Ed Leonard, Amarillo; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and other relatives. Nieces and nephews include Mrs. J. N. McFadden and Andrew Johnston, both of Corsicana.

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Saturday Rites For A. B. White

Final rites for A. B. White, 92, who died in San Angelo Thursday, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hopewell cemetery at Navarro. The services were conducted by Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Herbert White, Yuma, Ariz., and Rex White, Eldorado; a daughter, Mrs. Marion Baker, San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. Florene Lomley, Fairfield, Calif.; a half-brother, Ed Leonard, Amarillo; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and other relatives. Nieces and nephews include Mrs. J. N. McFadden and Andrew Johnston, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were J. I. Ellett, Jim Johnston, Fred O. Brooks, A. D. Locklar, Ralph Joseph and T. E. Irvin.

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Doyle McAfee
Jan 5, 1927 - Apr 19, 2014
 
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:59 am
The Purcell Register
Doyle McAfee, 87, beloved father, granddad, and great granddad, passed from this life April 19, 2014, after a brief illness. Born in Wanette, Oklahoma, on January 5th, 1927, to Guy Wesley and Edna McAfee, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Sue (Boudreau) McAfee, brothers J.D. and Kenneth McAfee, and sister Mamie Jo Jones.
He spent his early years on a farm in Wanette where he went to school and graduated from Purcell High School, Purcell, Oklahoma. He joined the Navy after high school and was stationed on Guam during WWII. After the war, he returned to Purcell and married the love of his life, Shirley Sue Boudreau. They had an only daughter, Margo Lynn, and moved to Midwest City, Oklahoma, where he lived for 58 years.
Doyle was a switchman foreman for the A.T. & S.F. Railway for 30 years and Treasurer of the Santa Fe O.X. Federal Credit Union as well as serving on the Supervisory Committee for many years. He was a member of Wickline Methodist Church, Midwest City, Oklahoma, and a Tulsa resident of University Village Retirement Center for the past three years until his death. He loved his family, outdoors, gardening, reading, puzzles, and anything mechanical. His humor, friendship, and kindness will be missed by all who loved him.
He is survived by his only daughter, Margo Lynn (McAfee) Vogler; son-in-law, Steven Vogler; grandson, Ryan Christian Vogler; twin great-granddaughters, Lorelei Rose and Alyssa Mae Vogler; and sister, Shirley Ann Wilson (Darrell) of North Richland Hills, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at Ford Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 25, 2014 with interment at 1:30 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Schaudt-Teel Funeral Services.

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  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • s/o Guy Wesley McAfee & Edna (King) McAfee; grand s/o Dwayne Sylvanus McAfee & Mary Evalin "Eva" (Fryar) McAfee; great-grandson of Charles Renow McAfee & Cecilia Ann (Terry) Mcafee, great-great grandson of Hugh McDuffie McAfee & Roseanna (Toal) Mcafee

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